Friday, September 12, 2014

Off the new gadgets and other things that I don't understand why people are obsessed about

Oh don't worry. I am not going to review on that new phone in town. In fact, I was wondering how stupid can a person be when it comes with obsession with new stuffs. Recent reads shows that in some part of this world, some people are forming a queue for as early as days before the new launching of that new phone. And then the glamour and the blings of the Keynote addressed by that new Apple boss which I am not sure what is his name (or is it Tim something) which inspires millions of people to start saving for the sake of purchasing that new product. 
I had learnt in Marketing class whereby a product can sustain in the market based on their customers. They are called the "Championers", whereby if I'm not mistaken, those are the people who really helps selling a brand. They are so convinced that this brand that they are championing, is the ultimate brand. 

Well speaking of phones. Do you recently have group chats specially for family members only? Who are the regular posters of that group chat, your mum or dad? How frequent do your parents hold their phones in a day, is it like as frequent as you? 
I have an issue with grownups who are obsessed with their phones. They are not supposed to be as obsessive as younger people to be honest. In fact, they do not belong to the crowd which spend a lot of time on social media. 
My dad spend a lot of time on his phone. And his laptop. Facebooking and all. While I myself spend such minimal time on those. 
My ex-H.R manager spends most of his time on his phone. Knowing that it is possible he needs to reply emails, I ignored his bad habit. Until during this one time, I passed by his back and discovered he was on Facebook, while we had our staff meetings. 

I've read before that Albert Einstein did mention something about his fear, that one day we are controlled by technology, or technology makes us a different individual, something like that. 




Friday, August 29, 2014

Pilot

Well hello.

Its been a while since my last post. I think the last time would be around, 2010 when the era of blogging is at its peak. Im no longer a student, am about to move on for my second job and am moving back to Kuching.

Goodbye Trac Wheels, hello to new company.

People say they will miss the school days once they are working. Well not me. But I noticed I then had much more problems compared to the ones I had when I was still a student. I guess, thats the only part that I missed being a student.

Trac Wheels is a company which supplies and maintains KALMAR Container Straddle, and its main office is at Sibu. Thats why, I am in Sibu for the past 4 months and as a maintenance engineer, I am responsible to supervise the maintenance jobs and other misc items for Sibu port. But I personally think that the Assistant Engineers here in Trac Wheels are only doing office or clerical jobs. Which is why I think my decision to quit this company is some how making sense.

Not criticising my old company, but taking 3 months to take your Assistant Engineer seriously is kind off too long. We will lose interest in this company if we didnt see any benefit coming to us in let say, 2 months. And we will start looking for new jobs and next thing you know, we are already sending in our resignation letter!

I wish for a job which requires me to be busy utilising my engineering skills. That way, I dont mind spending long hours working. Don't we all want that? Of course I understand the gravity of the reality in Malaysia, whereby fresh grad engineers will not be applying most of their engineering knowledge once they are working, but isn't that one of the many things we need to change?

Few more days and I will be in my new workplace in Kuching. I hope I can utilise my engineering skills in the new company. Or if not, another profession change perhaps?

By the way. I promise to keep this log alive. As long as I have the time and inspiration to keep it alive of course!