Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Artwork Winner!

I'm so excited!!!! Although I'm not lucky enough to win the book by Roni, I found my name among the winners list that get to win a piece of her gorgeous artwork! I just can't wait to know which of the gorgeous piece I'll get to win...

Check out which are the possible piece of gorgeous artwork that I can be expecting in my mailing box at here...

You can have a chance to win another awesome piece of her altered project - Monopoly canvas created by using Queen Kat's Design Kit if you post your comment here by 30th Aug!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Great Sense of Fulfilment!

Am glad to able to help Jenn complete 100 cards by today for Church's fund raising for the autism kids! This is a combined effort by Jenn, Aida, Rachel, Yen & me.

Next activity on the list will be joining my dear Yanti in a food donation drive activities for unsubsidised Lee Ah Mooi Old Folks Home. If anyone of you is interested to help in anyway, pls feel free to drop me a message!

And yes, after much procasination, I finally posted some of my stash for sale in another blog, will be continue to raise fund and donate 10% of Aug - Sep sales proceeds to Charmine.

I've been an unofficial volunteer with various organisation through various friends' connection since my poly days, participating in various charity projects, e.g.
- Tele-match for the disabled;
- Newspaper / old clothing collection for Fund Raising;
- Old Folks' home / Children's home visits;
- Fund Raising for Community Chest / The Children's Society / Children's Cancer Foundation;
- Church Fund Raising for the Elderly;
- Event Volunteer with Mainly I Love Kids (MILK) / Volunteer Resources Network (VRN) Singapore Soka Association (SSA), Metta Welfare Association;
- Tsunami charity drive volunteer for Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (KMSPKS) / Singapore Soka Association (SSA);
- Charity Drive by Scrappin Kids Care
- Unofficial Event Volunteer with Tampines East YEC (prior to joining as observer) / Jurong Spring YEC;
- Observer With Tampines East YEC then and now with Simei Changi WEC;
- Fund Raising for Charmine, etc.

My greatest sense of fulfilment do not come from the long list of charity activities that can be added to my profile, but being able to help others... Though I do not commit as long term volunteer, I always give time for charity work if time permits and do my best to help within my means (I always join any ad hoc charity event / activities that has called for my help and if my schedule allows) . You see that despite I'm a Buddhism, or rather, a Taoism, I participate in charity drive with several other religious organisation... To me, there should not be any boundaries set due to religious belief, don't you think so?

Prediction of Traffic Offence by LTA?

Last Fri, was checking the AXS machine to check if Dad still have any outstanding fine for his Lorry, to my horror, I saw an advance notice of offence. How did Land Transport Authority (LTA) managed to predict that my dad's lorry would have go against the traffic regulations on the next day?

See below, screen shot taken on 08/21 only, however date of offence shown is 08/22!

And today, I reading the chinese newspaper and came to realised that Dad isn't the only one who's being fined in advance! What went wrong???

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Blog Candy @ Ink Stains

Roni's Blog - Ink Stains, has been one main source of my inspirations. She a very creative crafter, and generous in sharing tips and technique in crafting / stamping... Especially love her altered arts and collage projects!

She's having a blog candy at blog and this giveaway is a precious book by her "Teach Yourself Visually - Collage & Altered Arts!" Congrats to Roni, do check it out!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I feel so sickening!

I feel so sickening when I rec'd her SMS this morning that she'll be on M.C. for another day, giving all sorts of excuses that her immune system is down and affecting her menstruation cycle, etc... I can't even bother to send her a SMS to ask her "take care"...

Even though it's for real, I would have think that all these are just bullshit coz coincidentally 2 days before she goes on M.C., she was telling me she very much wanted take a long leave, but knowing the fact that we are again, short handed, it will not be possible and that she is very disheartening. And immediately, the next day, she goes on M.C., and today, she extends for another day, if she need to further extend another day, I wouldn't be surprise at all as Monday will be a public holiday replacement, meaning, she gets a straight 6 days off, a long break indeed!
I really do not like her working attitude, despite the fact that we all feel short chained by the company, I still feel that it is incorrect to keep on claiming M.C. so that she can officially take leave... OK, I gotta admit I not Saint, occasionally I do have the thought flashed across coz I'm really worn out... So I'm fine if she do this once in a blue moon as I really can understand how each of us are worn out during this period of 8-9months, but she's doing it too often that I can't stand anymore!

Everyone's workload are just as heavy, when she goes on M.C., means the work load will be passed to us, leaving us with barely chance to breathe... I wonder she used up all the 14 days annual M.C. she's entitled? If not, why??? Coz she seems to go on M.C. at least 2-3 times a month!

Yes, I feel short chained not only by the company, but by her too! Despite the fact that she has the intention to leave, and yet not 100% confirmed yet; with such working attitude, I guarantee she wont go far, be it she stay with the job, or she leave for a new one.

I rather be the one short chained by the company, then the one who short chained the company! Even though I have the intention to leave, I will still work through the very last moment. So that, if one day I were to leave, I can just walk out of the door, with no guilt. If the management choose to make untrue accusation of me, which they did to previous staff, people working around me will be able to tell which is true, and which is not!

But for her case, if eventually she decided to stay on, what will the management think of her? All these little stunts only portray her with poor working attitude. If she eventually leave, this leave chances for everybody else to bad mouth her, which, unknowingly, I'm already doing so prior to her "final decision"...

K, time to end my frustration and back to work...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Know your True Value!

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a 500 $ note. In the room of 200 Peoples,

He asked, "Who would like this 500 $ note?"

Hands started going up.

He said, "I am going to give this note to one of you but first let me do this."

He proceeded to crumple the note up.

He then asked, "Who still wants it?"

Still the hands were up in the air.

"Well," he replied, "What if I do this?"

And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty.

"Now who still wants it?"

Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson.

No matter what I did to the money.

You still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth 500 $/-.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless.

But no matter what has happened or what will happen.

Never lose your value.

You are special. Don't ever forget it! Never let yesterday's disappointments overshadow tomorrow's dreams.