Monday, April 18, 2005

“That’s a sexy laptop you got there,” said Atiqah (while pointing to the iBook on Ashan’s table).
Ashan was grinning, “You guys hear that?” He paused. “Where’s Chris when we need him the most? I prefer he hear this at first hand.”
“It suitable for the ladies,” she added.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Case 1

“I’m so in need for a haircut today, it’s messy,” Chris said.
“Glad you noticed,” was my immediate response.
“I’ve created a monster here.”

Case 2

The printer cartridge seems to not working out well after one week in action.

“What have you done Faizal?” my boss was asking.
“It was a team effort Puan, me and Chris.”
“Enlighten me on that.”
“I took the cartridge out from the box. He pulled the string off the cartridge. Then, I put the cartridge into the printer. Walla, it’s working well. Okay, at least for one week.”
“He’s monster in the making, I wonder from whom he learned all this,” while looking directly at Chris.

There's so much respect in this room (my boss and teammates were all quite sensible). Hence, we are allowed to make jokes of each other. Maybe we appeared rude to certain people (who can’t accept the jokes we made), on which I apologize.

Well, at least I’m not the one who approves my own pay rise*.

*MP’s 10 percents pay rise, which is still not enough according to some of them. Mind you, they just received a pay rise 2 years ago.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Today, my boss treats us for a lunch. Hailam chicken rice, to be exact.

“Please help yourself, but remember not to take the box with chicken breast inside, that’s for Michelle,” she said.

10 minutes later.

“Oh shit, I ate the chicken breast.”

Now, I wish I didn’t come to work today.

Message to the boss
I really need a holiday to improve my short-term memories, and a short trip to Bali would be great at this time of the year. Fortunately, it was only Michelle’s portion. I really can’t predict the future; it scares me to hell to think that I might go after a bigger thing next time around (your foods perhaps). For mankind, please approve my leave application.