On the work front, a new routing machine, and no, it's nothing like echo trimmers, just came in and we'll have to work even harder to get more new businesses to justify the cost of the machine and to cover overheads. That means I'll be out of the office much more these days looking for potential new clients to add on to the ones we already have. Not that I'm complaining cos I don't really like sitting in the office all day anyway.
I'm still having staffing problems in the sense that 80% of the people we hired (I'm not involved in the hiring of staff) are morons that need constant supervision all the time. The only good news is at least we have one fairly new staff that is heaven sent and can work without being told what to do. He's so full of initiative that I wish I had more people like him here. He's so efficient we confirmed his appointment immediately and are making him head of production at the end of this month to whip the rest of them into shape.
On the race front, it's also going to be a pretty hectic month with one race after another. I just finished my Standard Chartered half marathon event and did a pretty good run :D I enjoyed it so much that next year, I'm going to take part in the full marathon! You can read my race review at my Happy Feet blog if you're bored and have nothing better to do ... hehehe ...
This weekend end will be the NTV7 Feel Good Run, a short 7KM event followed by the Siemens 10K the following Sunday and the Men's Shape Night Run 12.3KM race in Putrajaya at the end of July. It's practically a race a week for the month of July and I'm so darned excited ... LOL! In fact the month of July is so packed with races that I had to skip a few cos they clashed with some of the races I've signed up for.
There is the Ipoh International Half-Marathon this Sunday that I would have loved to take part but unfortunately I signed up for the NTV7 run way in advanced, maybe next year. At least I could bring the boys and Pebbles along cos I can just leave Pebbles with this new doggie sitting service called Annyboo Doggy Sitting Centre. What? You haven't heard of it? LOL! I wonder if she'll babysit the boys too?
I have to get back to work now but I just couldn't leave without taking a swipe at this news report I read in the Star Online this morning. My comments are in red.
Stand by Barisan and there’ll be a whole lot of good, Najib urges the people.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are promised of a more vibrant Cabinet and a country that continues to be safe should Barisan Nasional be voted into power again, said the Prime Minister. (Who the heck is he trying to kid?)
More young candidates would also be fielded for the next general election, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“We need to have a fair representation from both the younger and older generation in the Cabinet. (I totally agree, as long as they're NOT anyone from the current ruling parties!)
“If you give me the mandate during the next election, I will be able to make these changes,” (Yes, changes that will NOT benefit the rest of the country) he said during a question and answer session at an event by Young Corporate Malaysians' (YCM) here last night.
Other changes he mentioned included strengthening the English language in schools, taking steps to retain talented young Malaysians and adjusting wages to commensurate with skills. (I'll believe it when I see it!)
Najib also pledged to keep the country safe.
“Malaysia is a blessed country, let us not destroy it. The election will be the best time to decide which party is best to govern this country,” he said. (I agree, vote them out and the country will be a better, safer and blessed place to live in, at least it couldn't be worse!)
When several participants raised their concern about the rising cost of living, Najib replied that Malaysians lived a relatively comfortable life compared with many other countries. (Is he for real? Does he even know how many people live in poverty over here?)
“The price of fuel, sugar and flour in Malaysia are still the cheapest in the region,” (I totally hate this same repetitive statement) he said, adding that the Government was doing its best to help the people cope. (By raising the price of everything???)
On transportation, Najib said the Government might look into reducing the tax on foreign cars once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced. (Bleh!)
To another question, Najib reiterated that vernacular schools would remain part of the national education system despite certain views that such schools were a hindrance to racial integration.
Najib wanted more efforts to be made to increase inter-school activities between students from vernacular and national schools.
With that said and done, a blessed Tuesday to all of you and please remember to vote wisely for a better Malaysia!