Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Wake me up at …

Posted: June 28, 2010 by iJose in Life, People, Work

I’m leading a life where time is of an essence, and I believe that most, if not all, of us are the same. So, people invented clocks, (like wall clocks, or Big Ben clocks), watches (hand watches :p), and of course, alarms.

My input here is about alarms, what i personally do is that readjusted my computers, laptops, mobiles, car clocks timings 7 minutes earlier so that i get to be a head of time, or at least, trying to.

I set my room alarm to 05:48 in the morning. Why not 05:50 or 06:00 ? well, because the other numbers have the exact same right as the zeros or fives have.

Therefore, this is an official open invitation from La7tha Shway people to start using the sevens, threes or even the ones in your alarms.


Social vs. Personal

Posted: June 28, 2010 by a la Mocha in Life, People

Many times you see a person who’s smiley and cheerful from the outside; so easy to approach and so close to the heart, even upon the first encounter. You see them acting very socially, talking so nicely and in a matter of minutes you feel like you’ve known them for a long time. You think to yourself: Wow, this person is such a sweetheart and is well-rounded and educated. They seem so positive. They must lead a happy life.

However, appearances can be deceiving at times. Meeting someone in a social context is just one side of the coin. The flip side could reflect an opposing imagine. One that conceals sadness or depression or a broken soul struggling to remain composed and unshattered. No one lives a perfect life. And believe it or not, sometimes even the last person you could ever imagine to be sad might be crying themselves to sleep every night.

Moral of this post is..

Well, no moral. Just sharing a fact I guess.

On a lighter note, learning interpersonal skills is quiet interesting. :) Perhaps I’ll share a thing or 2 in an upcoming post.

Go Gaby!

Posted: June 25, 2010 by a la Mocha in People, TV

I just finished watching episode 14 (season 6) of Desperate Housewives. Gabrielle Solis cracks me up! She always does. I love her character and her unintentional humor. And the way her household is run is so entertaining to watch. I like all the other ladies as well, but in terms of favorites they follow this order: Gabrielle, Susan, Lynette, Bree.

If I had a choice of which housewife to be, I’d say Gabrielle. Bree’s style, home, and cooking is impeccable, but she’s too up-tight. Lynette’s household is so cozy and family-oriented and her relationship with her husband is genuinely sweet & sincere, but she’s too in-charge. Susan is fun and funny, but she’s too much of a cluts in every way/shape/form. Gaby, on the other hand, is pampered and living large. And I like Carlos. Although its a bit superficial at times, but their relationship is still loving. I like how he’s got his strong personality and his soft spots. He’s careful with money, yet he showers her with it at the same time. I love when he’s like: How much do you want? Or, just take my wallet Gaby! And of course she never says no. :P

I wanna be spoiled. Am sure I’d make a great spoiled person!

Letter to (blank)

Posted: June 23, 2010 by a la Mocha in People, Work

Hello (blank),

I hope this letter finds you well.

I’d like to bring to your attention the fact that I refuse to use the word ‘Dear’ in my work correspondences, no matter who you are. I don’t mind if you use it to address me, but I mind me addressing you with it. I feel it’s intimate. “Dear (blank)” or “Dear (blanka)”. I’m sorry, but you’re not dear to me. So why pretend like you are? You’re just my colleague or a person I work with via emails who I’ve probably never seen face-2-face, or maybe just once or twice. I prefer to stick with non-intimate words of greetings such as “Hi (blank)”, “Hello (blanka)”, “Good morning (blank)”. At least these are sincere greetings.

Anyway (blank), no offense. I still think you’re cool to correspond with.

Best regards,

a la Mocha

Work, work, work!

Posted: June 21, 2010 by a la Mocha in People

There’s a guy at work who is always on his desk. When I come early, he’s there. When I leave late, he’s there. When I go for a break, he’s there. When I come back, guess what? He’s still there! It seems this guy’s behind is literally glued to his seat. He’s always busy working. He’s a tech-person working on reporting/operational stuff. Bs ya3ni 7aram, I feel sorry for him. He’s like a robot. Doesn’t talk to anyone, only to his direct manager.. about work-related stuff of course. I never heard him laugh. Rarely seen his smile or his eyes look away from his computer screen. Widi agoola ir7am nafsik ishway! Il3omor y5ali9 bs work never does! Take a break. Ditch work. Breathe a little. Stretch! Go home on time. Come to work a little late. Something!

Btw, he looks shwaya like Mr. Bean bs 3ala shwaya darker.

It’ll Getcha

Posted: June 11, 2010 by a la Mocha in Life, People

Karma supports the theory that the world goes round and round. Doing something bad to someone will, in turn, come back and strike you. This means that no crime goes unpunished, which ultimately insures justice and balance in the world. Thank God for that.

I really don’t understand why some people can be evil, especially when they are evil for no apparent reason. Is it caused by their lack of self-security? Envy? Do they gain satisfaction by doing evil things? Do they find pleasure in hurting others?

I honestly cannot process human evilness. I cannot impose evil on anything, let alone a human being. So I wonder how those people function mentally. How does their mind work, cuz it seriously seems sick. That’s the only valid reason I can get myself to grasp; they are mentally ill people.

I can see people doing bad things to others out of revenge or anger, but that is triggered by rage. I see evilness as being on a totally different level. It is over-analyzing and scheming and being sly and impure and paranoid and delusional. Evil minds are disturbed and morally corrupt. They’re not sane, basically. Unsound minds.

All I can say is, Allah ykafina sharhom. And may Karma do its thaang!


Posted: June 6, 2010 by a la Mocha in People

I wish I had a friend named Faisal so I can nickname him: Face.

My manager is Faisal, but I can’t call him that.