20.9.12

Plan B.....

In a span of two days, two incidents occured to me which enlightens me of having a plan B in my career. No worries, these are not bad things that happened to me but rather it stimulates my mind to be aware of uncertainties in working life, which contributes income to us and family. It's nothing new to have a plan B but rather, due to the busyness in work, we hardly think about it. Somehow, this leds me to recall some of my friends who took part-time courses in other skill enriching programs as well as involved in part-time work to learn a new skill and gain new insight.

I was interviewing some candidates for a junior position where a 50+ who has experience in working at a higher management level attended one of  my interviews. He has vast experiences in  both technical and management skills and I was shocked to see someone of his calibre here. He should have gone for management position at least. However, due to the tough job market and competitive environment, he has to make ends meet.



Before that, I was in a cab chatting with the driver who was a retired engineer. He enjoyed driving and drove to earn some pocket money and work for short hours. Then, he will go home to enjoy his leisure times. I told him I envy him that he no longer have worries about financial commitments while I still got a long way to go before my kids grown up. We discussed about doing part-time job to supplement my income and learn a new skill. He even asked me to get a taxi license just in case something bad happened to my current job. :)

Sometimes it's not easy to continue doing the same work in the same line as you grow older and uncertainties are inevitable. Maybe it's wise to check out and spend some time on learning  other skillsets while continue to enjoy our current career. Sales, property agents, teaching, writing, consultancy and etc..... there are endless possibilities? It's up to us to find out!

Have a good weekend!

11.9.12

Happy Birthday .....

September is a month where most of my family members' birthdays fall on! I'm leading the pack on the  first day followed by my bro in law on the 2nd. The nephews and nieces followed subsequently by my dad in law with my wife closing the birthday celebration curtain by end September. And, not forgetting my son whose birthday falls on last Saturday. Well, he did had a jolly good time with his presents and almost slept at 2am playing with his toys, especially the lego set  that I bought.

For the rest of us, well, it's time for me to give everyone a treat on his birthday. Since he wanted to have western stuff, we decided to go to Yew's Cafe at Taman Molek. It's been awhile since we been there!!

Above and below...entrance of Yew's Cafe


This bistro offers both western and oriental cuisines and I think their prices are reasonable for such a classy place. I love their jazz music which really gave the place a relaxing mood. In my opinion, there used to be quite a crowd here but due to new shop lots and new eateries nearby, there were more choices now for diners. Nonetheless, I still find quite a number of folks here.

The interior... and upstairs of the bistro

Here's the birthday boy... he really grown up!
Taken with his pretty cousin sis and of course, his baby sis... :)

And here's yours truly with the birthday boy...
Up and below.... my little girl can't wait for her yang chow fried rice

yummy.....she's a rice cooker.... love rice!

And, here are our main courses ......

Fish and Chips for my kid ....which eventually shared with my wife... 

Chicken Chop for his pretty  cousin sis....

And ...I had Sirloin steak with butter herbs.....yummy... love the butter herbs!
My son can't wait to go back after the dining though we are heading to nearby Jusco for a walk. He  was really excited to unwrap his presents.. :)

Have a good week, folks!