December 30, 2011

Books/Novels (2011)

Books/Novels that I've read in 2011:
  1. Paradise - Judith McNaught - The intro is a bit slow and lengthy, but once it's started you just cannot seems to stop - SOLD
  2. Years of living scandalously - Julia London
  3. Mad about the duke - Elizabeth Boyle
  4. First Lady - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  5. Remember When - Judith McNaught
  6. Ain't She Sweet - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  7. Glitters Baby - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  8. Slightly Married - Mary Balogh
  9. Until You - Judith McNaught

December 29, 2011

Trip to Singapore (2011)

Day 1:
Ez link sgd30 each
SingTel sgd18
Bugis junction

Day 2:
Underwater world, Sentosa
G2000, Raffles city sgd89
Robinsons, Raffles city sgd55

Day 3:
Carrefour, Suntec sgd5.50
Cotton on kids, orchard sgd21.90
Coffee Bean, Merlion park sgd16.90

Day 4:
Changi Airport sgd13.65

Hotels - RM1353.90
Flight tickets

December 27, 2011

Singapore Tourist Pass (EZ Link)

  • The Singapore Tourist Pass is the only pass that offers tourists unlimited rides on Singapore’s public transport system which includes the MRT, LRT and basic bus services.
  • The Singapore Tourist Pass is available at an introductory price of S$8 per day and comes with 3 options of a 1-Day, 2-Day or 3-Day pass.
  • Passes bought or issued in Singapore at authorised sales counters come with a rental deposit of S$10 which is refundable, so long as the card is returned within 5 days of issuance.
  • Pass is available at Changi Airport
Click here for more info

December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011 - The preparation

- Popia Nestum - done
- Pineapple tart (from India Street) - bought

- American midnight (from Sino Amoi) - ordered

Everrise, MJC - RM66.10
Cosway - RM79
Parkson, Spring - RM72.25
Ta Kiong - RM93.95
Unaco - RM25
Tun Jugah - RM37.73
Boulevard - RM250

Christmas' Present for:

  1. Ben?
  2. Ann?
  3. Amoi?
  4. El?
  5. Ning Nong - 17 dec
  6. Owen - 16 dec
  7. Eric - 16 dec
  8. Olivia - 17 dec
  9. Jasmine - 17 dec
  10. Ashley - 17 dec
  11. Jenson - 17 dec
  12. Sumo - 17 dec
  13. Celesty - 17 dec
  14. Kaka - 17 dec
  15. Eugene - 17 dec
  16. Emmett - 17 dec
Merry Christmas everyone.

December 23, 2011

Laksa Sarawak @ Tar Zen

Had a bowl of Laksa Sarawak @ Tar zen cafe.

Now it's time to continue my Christmas' shopping.

December 17, 2011

Cucur Pisang @ Carpenter Street

Sweet and tasty cucur pisang @ Carpenter Street

cost - 50 cent each

December 16, 2011

Emmett @ 2 years n 4 months

Had the worst 4-days fever.

New words:

  1. Pomputer (Computer)
  2. Intonet (Internet)
  3. Jombie (Plants vs Zombie)
  4. Abing (Driving)
  5. Throw Angi bird
  6. Simiming (Swimming)

Can sing along to..

  1. Jingle bells

  2. We wish you, a Merry Christmas..

  3. 1 little 2 little 3..

  4. Happy Birthday

Fav food:

  1. Baby corn

  2. Ice cream

Fav toy:

  1. Angry bird

December 13, 2011

Fullhouse Cafe

At cute place to hang out at..
Fullhouse cafe @ the Hills.
*esp for K-pop lover
Ice Lemon Tea
Grilled Dory with mushroom sauce + mashed potato
mini tiramisu - RM2.50 + mushroom soup
Total cost: RM20.++

December 3, 2011

9 Things That Motivate Employees More Than Money

Don't show 'em the money (even if you have it). Here are nine better ways to boost morale.

  1. Be generous with praise.
  2. Get rid of the managers. Projects without project managers? That doesn’t seem right! Try it. Removing the project lead or supervisor and empowering your staff to work together as a team rather then everyone reporting to one individual can do wonders.
  3. Make your ideas theirs. People hate being told what to do. Instead of telling people what you want done; ask them in a way that will make them feel like they came up with the idea. “I’d like you to do it this way” turns into “Do you think it’s a good idea if we do it this way?”
  4. Never criticize or correct. No one, and I mean no one, wants to hear that they did something wrong. If you’re looking for a de-motivator, this is it. Try an indirect approach to get people to improve, learn from their mistakes, and fix them. Ask, “Was that the best way to approach the problem? Why not? Have any ideas on what you could have done differently?” Then you’re having a conversation and talking through solutions, not pointing a finger.
  5. Make everyone a leader. Highlight your top performers’ strengths and let them know that because of their excellence, you want them to be the example for others. You’ll set the bar high and they’ll be motivated to live up to their reputation as a leader.
  6. Take an employee to lunch once a week. Surprise them.
  7. Give recognition and small rewards. These two things come in many forms: Give a shout out to someone in a company meeting for what she has accomplished. Run contests or internal games and keep track of the results on a whiteboard that everyone can see. Tangible awards that don’t break the bank can work too. Try things like dinner, trophies, spa services, and plaques.
  8. Throw company parties. Doing things as a group can go a long way. Have a company picnic. Organize birthday parties. Hold a happy hour.
  9. Share the rewards—and the pain. When your company does well, celebrate. This is the best time to let everyone know that you’re thankful for their hard work. Go out of your way to show how far you will go when people help your company succeed. If there are disappointments, share those too. If you expect high performance, your team deserves to know where the company stands. Be honest and transparent.

More info here.