21 December 2008

Well it's coming to the year end

My lasting posting was on 16 October, that more than 2 months ago. Well, the thrill of blogging has left me and I am more on updating my status in Facebook. Many of my friends have migrated to Facebook and along the way I have added a few friends that were linked to my other friends.

Why Facebook?
Well for starter, its easier to update where I can update my status on a real-time basis and my friends would be able to know how am I, how's my mood and other things that I would want to announce. At the same time , my friends can comment on my status.

I have been busy on almost every weekend going out for photo shooting. Its because I have bought myself a new camera, the D300 in September. I have been enjoying the camera very much. My older camera the D70s is still with me and I use it sparingly.

Once the photos are shot, I will do the post production of the photos, meaning some editing and conversion of the shot before I upload it to Facebook and also my Flickr album.

So these two sites (Facebook and Flickr) have been keeping me occupied where I have almost stopped blogging.

SInce the year is ending soon (and also my feeling of guilt on not updating my blog), I decided to write some thoughts here before the year 2008 comes to an end.

For starter, the sudden change in the world economic climate and the clear signs of recession all over the world especially in the US and Europe it has did some changed to my work. Projects started to be kept on hold, budget slashed, travelling overseas were slashed, and worst off.. another restructing in my group. Well I do not want to dwell too much into the restructing because it would be a long story and it would confused you. In the nut shell, the team that I lead will be reporting to some where and some one else. In a span of 2 years, I have changed my reporting line twice and the next change will be 2009.

Bonus payment for next year is in doubt of out of the question and the same goes for salary increment. I felt that this is unfair because the organisation has been doing well for the first half of 2008 and it was only in the 3rd quatter where the economic crisis emerged. I think that the organisation is jumping on the bandwagon like the rest of the other banks of the world in slashing down the benefits, salary and maybe also retrechment of staff. Time for them to weed out the non performers and put in cheaper fresh staff.

Well, I will be keeping my head out high on the look out for opportunity if the situation in my organisation does not favour me. For those who are reading this blog, please assist to inform me should there be a vacancy that is attractive and would suit me. My e-mail is listed in my profile.

Shares prices in the KL Stock Exhange has tumbled more than 30%, it does not help much in the equity value of the shares and mutual funds that I am holding.

On the happier side.. Christmas is coming in a few days time.. but the Chinese New Year would be celebrate in another one month's time. It's the time that I find it not so enjoyable where more fund is required to buy new cloths for the children, more funds need to buy Chinese New Year stuff and most of all.. more funds need to put into the Hong Pow.

Well, I beleive that what goes up will come down and now we are on the down side. The climbing up would not be in 2009 but hopefully things would recover and look brighther by 2010.

In the mean time, I would still have to work and survive to ensure that my debts are paid and the welfare of my children and my family are taken care of.

It's a bad note to end the year 2008 but in the end I would still have to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

No comments: