Before the golden sun sets,
Before the old calender is destroyed,
And before the mobile networks get jammed,
I wish you all a very happy New Year and a rewarding year ahead.
Had a good chat with some friends the other day about types of boss in our work life. There was a theory that there are two types of boss – one is a control freak who keep yelling to their staff, and one is with mentor style that helps the staff to develop themselves.
I wonder what type of boss I am, but I am a firm believer of the quote from sculptor Michelangelo:
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
… in the Year of Rat !! More importantly, stay healthy !!
Ages ago I was told sending a letter to your friends in festive seasons were better than just sending a greeting card. And since the dawn of Internet, people told me sending my greetings electronically via emails or e-Cards to my friends was the better and trendier way.
Then in recent years, we just sent out short messages via our mobile phone, or messaging software.
But just a couple of weeks ago, we didn’t send short messages, emails, and letter. All we did was just forward a tiny picture of (310 x 230 pixels), to a bunch of friends. We didn’t even need to enter the names of our friends, as we just did a “Select all” from the tool – Facebook.
From letter, to card, to e-Card, to short message, to one-click forward … it’s a lot easier, it’s effortless, but are we getting closer ?
I made a set of slides as X’mas eCard (3 Mb) and sent to my colleagues and friends. Many wonder how I made those slides and here are the details …
Not bad, I believe …
Today is the birthday of one of my best friends AL, and also one of the greatest Asian artists ever – Anita Mui.
“Cherish everyone you love and everyone who loves you” … Hope you like this MV by Anita.
One of the skills you need to master to survive in a hospital ward is about “Making friends” (the others are “Swallowing junk food”, and “Be extremely positive” etc.).
For example, be a friend to the doctors, nurses and ward assistants will make your life a bit easier – i.e. they will spend more time to take care of you and you have someone to chit chat when they are not that busy.
And of course you need to make friends with other patients, those just sleep next to you. The only trouble for me is I have to make new friends every few days, since othe patients will be transferred or discharged – while I am still staying …
So what’s the usual ice-breaker ? “Why are you here ?”, “How long you will stay ?” and “You look terrific !” are the usual ones.
I have repeated the same three questions a dozen times in the past 7 weeks !! How boring ?!