Tuesday, July 29, 2008
For me...been back to my HQ for close to a month already. Having a bunch of young group of colleagues is kinda new to me.. :P (*I used to be the younger few in the bunch previously!*) But blending in was not really a problem considering I did knew a few of them before this..so wasn't that bad. SO things in the office is not that bad for now ;)
Anyway, since I'm a little free from work today, besides work, there is those other issues starting to surface. My previous post said something bout the void feeling. Don't feel it that much already, but then am troubled by a few events that had just occurred... makes me think and wonder even more of... hmm...hope that things get better soon. Till then, I hope everyone have a carefree week. I just realised that over the past few weeks, the number of white hair strands had increased! Not a good sign. Over-using my braincells for unnecessary thoughts!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
Anyway, I managed to attend a teambuilding session in Genting recently.
Date: 30th June - 1st July
Location: Awana Genting
Participants: Staff and contractors of H&NE Motorola
Started off with us travelling up to Genting together with my colleagues. Reaching there at 9.40am, we were still not the last people to arrive :P Got ourselves registered into our respective groups. I was placed in Team Blue B. Well..there was Group A:Orange, Blue, Yellow and Group B: Orange, Blue, Yellow.
It was quite an interesting session considering that it's a teambuilding with 70-80 pariticipants. My group had 13 people. Half of them are the people I work in the same office with. Got to know some newer guys. Zikri was our Team leader. First round after the briefing, was an activity for us to get our t-shirts from the marshall. After that we started with our outdoor activities. First half of the day we had activities indoor. Started off with Archery. I took like ages to get arrows to hit target. :P It was only 16 minutes for the team to complete the task. Next was Abseiling. Seriously, something I thought that I will not attempt ... hahha...didn't do that bad..although screamed most of the way down. :p After that was Squash...with a twist?!??! It was us trying to attempt to hit the squash ball to the target. Damn hard ... The last activity for that first half of the day was Rock Climbing... which was...SAD. Coz I was the only one in the team that did not pass that task. I TRIED...just that I couldn't do it. So gave up :P
Then it was break for lunch. We got by and mingle around. Only to find out that later that afternoon, we might get wet...which was true. First activity after lunch was Minefield...this is where we need to step and make our way from start to end without stepping on any mine that will trigger the buzzer and had to sit out after that. Our team did quite well in that and ended quite fast. Next, Treasure Hunt for boxes...in some longhouse la. My teammates were fast..I started to look and they already found one box...started looking for a while, the other box was found. We got ourselves to the next activity. Crocodile Pit. In this activity, we had this plank that we need to arrange and step on to get everyone in the team to cross the river...which we excelled! :p We finished all activities within 1 hour...and we had time to go back to our rooms and rest/bathe.
We had dinner about 7 and after bout an hour plus later, we were on our way up to Genting. Got into a coffee session and CS session after..... :P which we did not get much rest. Just probably that 2 hours before we drag ourselves up for the morning's activities. We didn't want to be late, coz latecomers had to entertain the crowd. Very interesting entertainment after all!
After that came the gist of the whole teambuilding: Domino Race. YES..it was constructing dominoes. VERY CHALLENGING YET INTERESTING working on a big dominos project. We were split into new groups and work on each domino map. I was in team 7 who was in charge of "L". We decided to let the domino to spell out M-O-T-O-R-O-L-A. It was really cool...it's not as easy as u think. Think of frustration when the domino chips fall before it's fully constructed. Imagine the tension in the room. This is really good to test on one's persistency in doing anything. After a grueling 4 hours...we got it all constructed. The last minute was the completion of the bridges that connect one domino map to another...that was one intense moment. Everyone was at the edge of their seat, hoping that nothing will fall until it was time. Again..imagine how tensed up the bridge constructers were!
My group's "L"
The completed domino map....waiting for the official start
Well, I can't really get the whole pic for the domino drop... Coz everyone was in my way...and not all domino chip drop also la.. :p Anyway..I enjoyed myself there. Want to get into this kinda activity again. Just have fun and no need to think about work and crazy things that's been happening in office. So..let's hope there's some positive news to come.. :)