11 April 2008

Shanghai here I come... again?

After being in KL since my last overseas assignment in Manila, I have grown to love being at home, doing the stuff that I like and most of all being with my family.

On Sunday, I will travel to Shanghai for my assignment. It will be short but very intense assignment. Yeah, it's back to Shanghai after being away for 1 year. I was there last year when I was a rookie and still fumbling my way in my new company. Now after a year's of exposure, I am ready for a bigger challenge and project.

Actually I am on project with China but my team and I were operating remotely with the users from KL. Every evening my team and I will be on conference call with the users in Shanghai. The project was a small project and does not have a big budget, so traveling to Shanghai and being with the users there was not within the cost of the budget. However, this small project proves that we can operate from KL with any parts of the world. Luckily this project is having the same time zone with KL (there is no time difference between KL and Shanghai). Should the project be a project in the Middle East or Africa.. we would have till late in the night to work with the users.

Then came this project for China too, which has big budget and it is required to be down in less than 1 month, we took the opportunity to "piggy back" on the bug budget to be in Shanghai doing 2 projects in one go. Its a sacrifice for my team and I but its worth it since my team has not been to China and it was a good opportunity to mingle with the users that we were engaging all the while over the phone without knowing how they look like. The same goes for the users too, I think they would be anxious to see how looked like after hearing our voices all this will.

I am writing this post because I know that I cannot access Blogger from China. I had bad experience trying to put up a posting in Blogger from China because of their policy of baring access to Blogger. At the same time, I do not want my friends and visitors to my blog wondering what had happened to me for the next one month.

Well now you know.. I am off to Shanghai and crossing my fingers that I would be able to put up some stories of my stay there. In the meantime.. cheers!!!

1 comment:

CaRRie ChAn~* said...

Papa try to post something, can? hehe. I hope you can come back in less than one month too. :-)