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Jul
25

Actor

Manager : ABDJ

Goal Keeper : Atoi (Former Ipoh Player) – How Much I Have To Pay U – Acrimonius

Defender : Me, Acap (Winter Sonata – Takeshi Kaneshiro), Enas Bengkong, Halim (Thieves Expert), Shafiq (UKM Chemical Student)

Midfielder : Nuar (Reverse World), Aris (White Devil), Cok (Cokee Tabarat – Kiamat Sudah Dekat),  Jaa (Juan Carlos), Najib (Datuk Personal Assistant)

Striker : Hakeem (Goat Icon)

Place : RTM Stadium

Im The Last Man Standing

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Jul
25

Only Miracle Can Make It – My Second Gold Medal

Starting Story

Place : Cheras Stadium

Group : Kajang Contigent

Story OST – I Stand Alone (GodSmack)

Prediction Story

I felt  awesome and amazing when magicall water from ampang contigent drop into my leg. First try not bad, for second try i managed the jump, and the third try, the miracle thing happen,  i try to fly my body as far as i known. During the jump   i feel i dont know where i am and when i  landed on the sand.. there the new record . The Most Prestigous History In My Life.

I Dont Know I Cant- But I Believe I Can

Jul
25

 

The Journey For 100 meter Freestyle & 100 meter backstroke

Actor

Me, K-E (Dr Hook – Kingdom Hospital) , MTR (Bad Guy), Apul Yngwie (Bloody Ear), ST (The Last Soceroos), Ameer (Val Venis), Alip K (Bad Guy), Apul Senoi (Sad Story – Where My Clothes), Apul Bee (Iron Chef).

Starting Story

Place : Memory Of Riverside

Story OST : I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor), Cry Me A River (Justin Timberlake)

Prediction Story

Who Are the next, who cannot swimm, i f you came here, automatically you can swim.. please follow the direction from k-e (education from maman) …iGeeeeeeeeeeee,  The History of Colourful SPENDER. 100 meter freestyle..

I can Survive

Jul
25

Actor

Me, Lee Wok Doje (Bare – Up Your Hand Shake Twice), Wee PDR (SIR), Mus (Thin Man) and All My Diploma Member.

Beginning Story

Time : 9:30Am

Place : University Hall

Prediction Story

Appointed as Cameraman.  Me, We PDR receive  order to sit in front the hall. We met Lee Wok DOJE and share the story bargaining the seminar speaker (Insurance Policy). It seem to be very funniest moment at the  year 2004. Seminar Speaker ask everyone Who learn Taekwando  – Everbody Silent. Lee Wok Doje show the ancient joke and make me and We PDR remind until now. Lastly WE PDR Surrender. Please and please Lee Wok Doje, Stop  the melody.

Thinking Concept Born

Jul
18

Actor

K-E & Segragate, MTR & Conglomerat, Me, S-T Black Metal, A-pul Yngwie, Latip SSBJ, RTM.

The Story Begin :-

Time :  2.00 AM

OST : – Ride With Me (Nelly)

Prediction Story:-

Waiting so long.. suddenly voices be heard  – Orang Nak Konvoi Korang Pun Nak Konvoi, CRASH, Ohh, MTR elbow and ankle bleeding after the accident.

 

Lucky Cause We Safe

 

Jun
17

 

The Game Is Over

Feb
02

Nyet!

It was only my second job out of university, working as a software developer for a small consulting company in Copenhagen. I was 26 years old, dressed in a suit and tie that still felt like a halloween costume to me, having meetings with the customer’s VP of finance, trying to find out exactly what the IT system we were developing for their new factory should be capable of.

The customer was in France, and I regularly flew down there from Copenhagen for work and meetings, landing in Basel, an airport situated so you can exit into Germany, France or Switzerland, depending on which exit you choose. As one of my colleagues found out to his cost when he accidentally exited on the Swiss side rather than the French and ended up paying Swiss taxi rates for the trip to the customer’s factory rather than French.

Now here’s the problem: At every single meeting, the customer changes the specs for the system. First they want this, then they want that. First they want it in this way, then in that way. Meanwhile, I’m quietly going crazy.

Of course I never show it, oh no, I play the consummate professional, capable of dealing with everything. And of course the customer is always right – right? So I coolly explain to them that “this is different than what you said at our last meeting and implementing the change will be costly”. They just say “sure, but that’s what we want”.

And then, finally, I lose it at a meeting. They introduce change number 2883 (by my loose reconing), once again going back on what they’ve told me previously, and I snap. I actually pound the table with my fist, snap my folder shut and say through clenched teeth “No. This can’t go on. This system will never get off the ground if you keep changing your mind at every meeting. We need to make decisions and stick to them”. Then we take a break.

During the break I’m standing alone drinking a cup of coffee, thinking “well, that’s the end of this project for me”. I feel really embarassed for having lost my cool in that way.

So what happens next is totally unexpected for me: They start treating me much better. All the time I’d tried to play the cool professional – that didn’t really fly with them. But when I got mad, and showed it, I showed them some of the real me. I showed them that I was human, and that there were things I wouldn’t put up with.

From that point on, they respected me more and they trusted me completely. I became the guy they went to first and work on the system became much more smooth. Go figure!

I learned two things from this incident:
1: Don’t be afraid to say no to a customer – Customers trust you more if you say “no” when the answer is no. In the IT company I co-founded later, we once asked a customer what they liked about working with us. Their answer “That you say no! Our other suppliers say yes to every request we have, then don’t deliver because it’s too difficult. You guys say no if you can’t do it or if it’s a bad idea”.

2: Show emotions at work – Sometimes it’s a great idea to show what you’re really feeling. There’s this fiction in the workplace that we come to work as rational people and leave emotions at home. That just ain’t so – we get as happy, mad, sad, thrilled, disappointed and excited at work as we do outside of it. Never showing that isn’t good for you.

One of the keys to happiness at work is an ability to say “Yes!” as I wrote about in a previous post. When a new idea comes along, when somebody asks for your help or when a co-worker suggests a new approach, saying “Yes” is what moves things along. If all ideas and suggestions are met with a “No” (or a “Yes, but…”) change becomes very difficult.

But it’s just as important to say no when no is the answer. If you can’t say “No” at work, then your “Yes” is meaningless. If you work in a company where “Yes” has somehow become the only acceptable answer, meaning that compliance is forced on employees, then nobody is really saying yes. They’re not even given a choice. Demotivation, cynicism and covert sabotage are sure results of this.

Feb
02

 

Have you ever had a bad day? I don’t mean the kind where you break a nail, snag your hose or lose a front parking place. I’m talking about the kind of day that makes you want to crawl under the covers and suck your thumb while crying for your Mommy. For me those are the kind that come back and hit me when I least expect it: perhaps I’ve said or done something stupid that I wish I could take back or jumped to conclusions that caused me to incorrectly respond to a given situation. How do you “snap out of it” as Cher yelled at nicholas cage in Moonstruck? I have known people who allow a minor disappointment or occurrence to color their entire day.

I feel sad for their self imposed misery. When I’m having a bad day, I try these tricks: – If I get out on the wrong side of the bad; overslept, break a nail, have an argument with my kids, I turn the day around by putting on my favorite color. It’s hard to stay in a bad mood when you are cloaked in your favorite sweater or necktie. – If I say or do something stupid and the damage is done; after apologizing, if necessary or fixing the situation, I give myself a little pep talk. I search for the humor if possible. – If the weather is getting me down, I take a moment and search the Internet or my computer photo files for a picture of my favorite place. – If my computer is giving me fits – I get up and take a walk around the office, find a different environment to sit in for 10 minutes so I can collect myself before tackling the dreaded but oh so necessary tool of my trade.

– However, if I spend 7 hours talking to automated phone messages where just five minutes with a live person would have solved the problem, I may find myself responding like the people in this Bad Day video: Hey, I’m not perfect!

How do you handle a bad day?

Deborah Chaddock Brown Writer

Jun
14

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The Terminal is a 2004 comedy-drama film produced and written by Andrew Niccol and Sacha Gervasi. The film is co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It is about a man trapped in a terminal at JFK International Airport when he is denied entry into the United States and at the same time cannot return to his native country due to a revolution. The film is said to be inspired by the 18-year-stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in the Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Terminal I, Paris, France from 1988 to 2006.

Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), a man from the fictional country of Krakozhia, arrives at New York City‘s John F. Kennedy International Airport, only to discover that during the flight his Eastern Bloc country’s government has been overthrown by rebels, invalidating his passport and thus leaving him stranded and stateless. Due to his poor English, he at first cannot understand what is happening, but is explained the situation through both news broadcasts and by the immigration services. Over the next nine months, Viktor is forced to live in the terminal building, unable either to set foot into the United States or to go home. He befriends the staff at the terminal, including flight attendant Amelia Warren (Catherine Zeta-Jones), while being under the watchful eye of Immigration Officer Frank Dixon (Stanley Tucci), who wants the “Navorski problem” removed from the airport.

One day, Viktor explains to Amelia that the purpose of his visit to New York City is to collect an autograph of the jazz tenor saxophonist Benny Golson. His late father was a jazz enthusiast. He had discovered the “Great Day in Harlem” photograph in a Hungarian newspaper in 1958, and vowed to get an autograph of all the 57 jazz musicians featured on the photograph. Over the next 40 years, he had managed to collect an autograph of all of them, except for one person: Benny Golson. Viktor wants to collect this last one to fulfill his father’s dream.

A few months later, the news reports that the war in Krakozhia is over, but Dixon will still not allow Viktor to enter the United States. Amelia reveals that she had asked her ‘friend’, actually a married government official with whom she had long been having an intermittent affair, to assist Viktor in obtaining permission to travel within the US, but Viktor is disappointed to learn she has renewed her relationship with the man during this process.

To make matters worse, Dixon needs to sign the form granting Viktor the right to remain in the United States, but refuses, instead deciding to deport him out of spite. Thanks to the timely interference of the friends Viktor has made during his stay in the terminal, he is allowed to leave the airport. As Viktor prepares to take a taxi to the Ramada Inn, 161 Lexington Avenue, in New York, where Benny Golson is performing, he observes Amelia exiting from a cab, where she gives him a wistful smile. He attends the show and collects the autograph, finally completing the collection. Afterwards, Viktor leaves and hails a taxi, telling the driver that he wants to go ‘home’.

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Life Is Waiting

Jun
12

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The film tells the story of a man and his epic journey through life meeting historical figures, influencing popular culture and experiencing first-hand historic events of the late 20th century while being largely unaware of their significance, due to his borderline intellectual disability. The film differs substantially from the book on which it was based.

The film begins with a feather falling to the feet of Forrest Gump who is sitting at a bus stop in Savannah, Georgia. Forrest picks up the feather and puts it in the book Curious George, then tells the story of his life to a woman seated next to him. The listeners at the bus stop change regularly throughout his narration, each showing a different attitude ranging from disbelief and indifference to rapt veneration.

On his first day of school, he meets a girl named Jenny, whose life is followed in parallel to Forrest’s at times. Having discarded his leg braces, his ability to run at lightning speed gets him into college on a football scholarship. After his college graduation, he enlists in the army and is sent to Vietnam, where he makes fast friends with a black man named Bubba, who convinces Forrest to go into the shrimping business with him when the war is over. Though Forrest ends up saving much of his platoon, Bubba is killed in action. Forrest is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism.

While Forrest is in recovery for a bullet shot to his “butt-tox“, he discovers his uncanny ability for ping-pong, eventually gaining popularity and rising to celebrity status, later playing ping-pong competitively against Chinese teams in ping pong diplomacy. At an anti-war rally in Washington, D.C. Forrest reunites with Jenny, who has been living a hippie counterculture lifestyle.

Returning home, Forrest endorses a company that makes ping-pong paddles, earning himself $25,000, which he uses to buy a shrimping boat, fulfilling his promise to Bubba. His commanding officer from Vietnam, Lieutenant Dan, joins him. Though initially Forrest has little success, after finding his boat the only surviving boat in the area after Hurricane Carmen, he begins to pull in huge amounts of shrimp and uses it to buy an entire fleet of shrimp boats. Lieutenant Dan invests the money in Apple Computer and Forrest is financially secure for the rest of his life. He returns home to see his mother’s last days.

One day, Jenny returns to visit Forrest and he proposes marriage to her. She declines, though feels obliged to prove her love to him by sleeping with him. She leaves early the next morning. On a whim, Forrest elects to go for a run. Seemingly capriciously, he decides to keep running across the country several times, over some three and a half years, becoming famous.

In present-day, Forrest reveals that he is waiting at the bus stop because he received a letter from Jenny who, having seen him run on television, asks him to visit her. Once he is reunited with Jenny, Forrest discovers she has a young son, of whom Forrest is the father. Jenny tells Forrest she is suffering from a virus . Together the three move back to Greenbow, Alabama. Jenny and Forrest finally marry. Jenny dies soon afterward.

The film ends with father and son waiting for the school bus on little Forrest’s first day of school. Opening the book his son is taking to school, the white feather from the beginning of the movie is seen to fall from within the pages. As the bus pulls away, the white feather is caught on a breeze and drifts skyward.

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The World Will Be Never Be Same Once You’ve

Seen It Though The Eyes Of Forrest Gump