Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
This film is nothing short of a thrill ride. The starting pacing is just fantastic and we are taken to many different countries. Just when we think that we have the answers we were given another page to turn to get deeper into the conspiracy. Jason Bourne is again fantastic. His action make up for more than his words could ever say. We were especially impressed with the rooftop chase sequence. And the motorbike chase through the streets of Tangier, Morocco, is relentless and riveting.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The HBDI measures our preferences in terms of (a) how left of right brained we are (b) how cerebral or limbic we are. There are 4 shapes of colour that's divided = Blue, Green, Red and Yellow to identify a person's profile.
Blue = Focused on Task, Goals and Objectives. Driven to achieve. Keen business sense and awareness of cost and benefits. Logical, analytical and rational approach to problem solving. Fact-based decision making.
Green = Focused on how the task should be done. Able to identify the necessary steps in order to accomplish the objective. Keen eye for detail. Methodical, step-by-step approach to problem solving. Decisions made on past experience.
Red = Focused on developing the teams' spirit. Collaborate, co-operative approach to a task. Highly attuned to own and other's style, able to adapt communication to suit. Consensus approach to problem solving. Decision making based on 'gut-feel'.
Yellow = Focuses on generating new solutions and ideas. Big picture approach. Able to 'synthesize' and bring different concept together to create something new. Entrepreneurial and able to take risks. Creative and intuitive approach to problem solving. Looks towards the future in making decisions.
For those who understand HBDI terms, i'm pleased to announce that our department has a balance of both blue, green and red. Ah boss and MO is more blue cos they have eye for detail. Whereas ME, SH and me, we have a lot of red so we tend to inject fun in workplace....that's how we distress. I think our boss is so lucky to have us cos we have a mixed of blue, green and red. Hmm...dat means we have to work on our yellow. We have to work on our creativity.
After a few case study, we know that our department hardly have conflict. We work well with each other. We complement each other's attitude. We have to have a tough skin cos our job required us to deal with people and so we have to have the right attitude and more organised.
(i took below terms from the HBDI website)
Whole Brain Technology
Whole brain technology provides a powerful model for
understanding yourself and others
taking the emotional charge out of differences
communicating more effectively
making solid decisions
increasing team capacity and company success
When used as an operating philosophy Whole Brain Thinking can transform a person or a company. It is much more than a simple assessment.
The place to start is with the HBDI (Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument).
One's thinking style profile is derived from first answering a 120 question survey. The questions relate to one's thinking style preferences and are distributed over the four quadrants. Scores for each quadrant are plotted on diagonal lines that intersect at a zero point in the middle. A high score plotted in a quadrant indicates a high preference for the thinking style of that quadrant.
18th Oct 07, a 12 seater coach picks us up from Awana and off we went to Janda Baik. It was a short trip. Weather was excellent! It was a fun and splashing good time. I'm a water person, so i definately lurve this sports or anyting to do with water, except diving....i'm scared of deep-sea diving, so that's a no-no.
A drive to Janda Baik was a short one. Once we reached the spot, we were been briefed by the guide, Brian. He has 2 other assistants. We were all equipped with helmet, tube, life-jacket and a paddle. Once we put on our gear, we're set up for first 2-by-2 training. Ah boss and his boss went first. Then MO and me, later the other girls.
There were many rapids that you have to go thru....the amazing thing is the tube will just take you thru the strong river current. It was an hour journey thru the rapid water where you have to handle the paddle and your tube. This is my second attempt. Last 2 years, we all had raft water rafting at the Kiulu River, Kota Kinabalu. Its a different kind of fun altogether. When you're doing tubing, you're totally on your own. Your friends will either be in front of your or behind you. All of us starts tagging in a diffrent order and we end up in diffrent order too. I just wish we had the time to swim in the river. We're not allowed as the current was too strong for us to do it.
This above pic was taken after everybody came upshore. All wet, tired but happy!!
Friday, October 19, 2007
All of us were first-timers. Our sessions began with a full briefing on the various functions of the ATV, like how to change the manual gears, how to use the brakes and reverse gear. Mas also briefed us on the safety procedures of riding an ATV and stressed that no matter what, we should not put our feet down and always use the brakes or handbrakes. Since they only have 1 automatic ATV, me, being very bad at manuals, get to ride on auto. Thanks to the rest who willingly took the manual ATV, thanks guys!! No doubt using auto is so easy, all you have to do is press on the throttle. While the rest have to use certain gears. All of us get to ride one each except IE, she is a volunteered pillion rider and she get to ride with our boss...hehehe.. Our boss get to ride a 2 seater red colour ATV, how cool is that!! But i can tell you, its not easy cos the machine is quite heavy.
As we approached a really steep hill – our first obstacle – Mas instructed us to use the first gear and reminded us not to put our foot down. We managed to climb the hill but not without first getting stuck in a few rocky places. No worries, though, as Mas and his assistant were always on hand to help us. Hats off to our boss too cos he was the only guy in our group who helped out the rest of us who 'terkandas' along the way. He also helped in riding the bike up hill when some of us could not ride it up. Thank you ah boss.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I will be celebrating Hari Raya this year with my inlaws. Insyallah, i will be leaving for Seremban on the eve nite of raya. I will break-fast with my family before i leave for Seremban. I will be back to KL on the 3rd raya. Insyallah, i will be spending 3rd and 4th raya visiting relatives on my side.
On the 5th of raya, i will be heading to Awana Genting for our 3D/2N stay, SOD deparment off-site teambuilding. We will be doing ATV activites and tube water rafting (hope to be able to capture those moments to blog). I will be back to the office on the 22nd of October 2007. This blogger will be taking 'off' blogging for awhile.