30 January 2006

Work and Chinese New Year ...

do not mix ... please tell my boss that !! And please tell my customers that too.

I missed some quality time with my Astro channels because I was catching up with my online courses, which for some archaic reasons, I had to complete by today in order for my to qualify for a training in Singapore. It better be a good training ! If I don't come back from the training with newfound skills that (1) makes customer suddenly love us and (2) makes my boss suddenly love me and (3) makes my family think I'm not just treating the house as a place to sleep in, I don't see the point of attending that training.

If I ever think I should be happy working on regional wide briefs, please let this day remind me I should be careful what I ask for, and that happiness is fleeting, and relative ... a project is going into production in Tokyo today, of all days, so instead of spending 8 hours of my CNY glued to my sofa, eyes on Astro, I spent 8 hours of my CNY glued to my work desk at home, eyes on my emails and cellphone. *Sheesh*

Today, I managed to dodge the million dollar questions, thanks to my "work committment". It's acceptable to hole yourself up in your room, only pop out to make the obligatory CNY greeting, then take your angpow and then hole up in the room again when you use work as an excuse. I love my family :) Some families have been known to drag members of a marriagable age for questioning in front of a family gathering ... worse, some actually try to match-make oso ...

Tomorrow will be not so good ... open house. And I no longer have any excuse to hole up in the room - online courses done, Tokyo is in good hands now. The list of relatives and interested parties (middle aged folks whose sole mission in life is to question youngsters why they are not married yet) who will attend tomorrow's open house is bulging .... arghhhhhhhhhhhhh ....

*Sigh* Happy Chinese New Year - someone pointed out to me I never officially wished you folks Happy CNY woh, maybe because I didn't do that, instant karma dictated that I had to work loh .. if that's true, I'm doing something about this now.

GONG XI FA CAI. HONG PAO NA LAI.

2 comments:

your boss said...

ha, i'm listening ... whaddya wanna tell me?

moz monster said...

eh ... boss ... how come your engarish so poor one ya? u oways keritik my engarish at work why.