I had a personal discussion with the boss. Had to explain my side of the story on why I was evaluated in a certain way last year. Phew. Work is just a rubber ball. Just a rubber ball.
Uncle Loh spent a night here to start early tomorrow for his son’s UKM commencement.
In the morning… wife & I went to office until noon about the Leaf emergency. I quickly handed over the reign to weekend duty engineer and headed over to Rasamas for lunch. We rushed a bit to also settle the fridge and stuff.
In the afternoon, the financier came and verified the property.
All is well and good so far.
Later at night, Intan & I picked up Mimi at Shah Alam and traveled to KS for an important event on Monday.
February is flying fast. Every week is a short week.
I first heard of the news that one of my friends, a former colleague, is now a head of I&C engineering group in his company. That’s awesome. Congrats, my friend!
I managed to catch some operators and had lunch with them. The informal session really got us talking about some stuff under the line. If you know what I mean.
All I know about instrument is this QuickPod is a great instrument to bring if you travel in pairs.
Thursday was a one-day stint to complete plenty of things before I disappear for about a week and a half. Lines at the banks were incredibly long. I resolved to quick withdrawal and verified the availability of one particular TT service online instead.
Good thing I was fasting. It was timed correctly with the whole department’s strategy to order barrels and barrels of KFC chicken as a big feast prior to Eidul Adha. I had to politely decline 3 people barging into my office for that invitation.
A little bit exhausted from yesterday. Sore muscles. I couldn’t really concentrate much. Instead of working on something that required focus, I went about interacting and aligning myself with others. Obviously people are more interesting than machines or figures.
And it just so happened that a few had dropped by my office to juggle their thoughts and ask for opinions anyway. I am not an advisor, actually. So I was giving opinions rather than advice. I’ll see in several days if those opinions would turn out as advice or not.
I was interviewed by the global best practice team. Apparently the project department had appointed me to represent the technical support team in showcasing the extent of project implementation management. I think I gave them an OK impression. Received some minor comments though. Nobody is perfect, right.
I can’t believe I’m sitting in again for a colleague. Shucks.
In the evening, just when I was about to finish my second helping, dad went, “So who’s gonna join for dinner outside?” Oops.
Chop & steak dinner.
I can’t believe it’s already Thursday. Earlier part of the week, I was devastated by documentation and training, which I have recovered from fully. Today was just full of fact-finding, discussions on metering again, and so on. There was never a time to sit back a bit and breathe.
Life feels like it’s moving fast. And you can’t help but wish there’s more to life than just work.
Started early like 3 o’clock. Traveled to helibase via Firefly. As soon as I was on-board and I went on immediately to dig around for answers and figures.
In my honest opinion, the intricacy of the inner-working with the operations offshore simply cannot be supplemented by paperworks, KPI, telephone calls from afar, or pounding on a keyboard.
You have to be with the team in the field to understand the issues.
Read with discretion: Some engineers may find the above unfair or offending – but it’s the actual observation and I invite you to prove me wrong. Please provide proof to me that a supplementary document in the office can single-handedly pin-point the issues, unite the team to common ground, and lock the gear to spin and get going again. It might temporarily but it wouldn’t work in a long term.