I just got back from attending a forum on innovation and the way forward for the industry. excellent speakers from the private sectors but same old same old from the public sector. no offence to anyone and i'm certainly not going to blog about the content of the forum. although, someone from the boston consulting group is now the object of my envy (man, i wanna be this girl). and oh, ever notice how some peeps really like to take photos of speakers at events? I mean, i get it if they're snapshots of the presentation slides but of the speakers...? wonder if them pics go into da reports (yes boss i went to the boring seminar u forced me to attend and as a proof of me not playing hookie here's a snapshot of the speaker(s) in slot 1,2, 3 and 4.)
i almost skipped the afternoon session but something held me back and yep, i stayed on till da forum ended. As I was about to leave the venue suddenly i saw a very familiar face just a few yards away and i was like, Oh My God....
...jeng jeng jeng, it was a good friend from my uni days whom i haven't seen for 4 1/2 years! Fine, not a celebrity or anyone famous but it's so nice to have met him after all these years and to catch up. Well, i didn't expect to ever gonna see him again. Having gone to Oxford for his doctorate I had thought he would be bought over from his sponsors by some mega bio company and stays abroad for indefinitely. I'm sure he received offers but he came back and is serving the country. That's what you call a 'national'. And he's the same old guy, very humble, and it looks like his colleagues love him to bits just like all of us did in uni. Dr. Teh Oooi Kock is the same Mr. Teh we all knew in our retro years. *terharu*
Some peeps just aren't like that. Gosh how i hate those i'm-foreign uni-certified-and-you're-not-therefore-i'm better-off peeps. Yeah yeah this may sound very juve of moi but this breed still exists and 'all grown up' is not checked off on their list yet. Oh yeah, their cousins would be those in MNCs or are some 'selected bunch of public servants' (you know what i mean) who make faces when u tell them that u work for a small local company. You meet them everywhere. Sigh...world peace and unity is definitely a far-fetched goal in humankind.
Back to discussing on work-related stuff, i wanna share with u the following jotting i meant to put up online earlier (i kinda passed out immediately after shower last night. must be an effect of that low-fat lunch regime, yikes!). My work requires me to do a lot of research on everything, and translate them to useful stuff for business proposals. As i was perusing the Net to get some insights on Ruby on Rails I stumbled upon this comment on a blog which I find very cute and funny ha-ha:
"I started reading Damian Conway's book on object oriented Perl a few years ago and it made my head hurt so badly that I gave up."
That's it. A good statement for me to quote in justifying my decision to have left the programming hell for good. A lot of people have passed judgements when i told them that i have a BSc in Computer Science, grrrrrr.....
So people, be nice to everyone. We're all entitled to feeling superior over others, but try to be mean only to those who snub us. Hello, i'm not exactly a saint so i have a tendency to retaliate when offended okay....? huhu.
AdIEpoT (who's started looking for greener turfs, oohhh errrr...)