Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Make me an offer that I can't refuse.

Every establish companies set the target for their employees to achieve and every 6 month, there will be some kind of performance development review. This is one of the most important time when all good and bad about yourself and your work will be reveal...

My PDR this year overall were acceptable..there were few areas for improvement and I admit I'm getting to the point that sometime I lack on people management...I tend to improve on that with more training on supervisory skills and so on..

But I'm glad that this is a chance for me to show what I really interest in..beverage. Since I can be a master on service side..the opportunity to polish back my knowledge in wine and beverage is one thing that need to be grab..So the offer from the Head Sommelier to join the Wine Team is once in the life time opportunity..An offer that I can't refuse..

Now is the time to move on to the next level. Ever since I left Lafite years ago, I never thought that one day I will involve seriously on wine again..I really looking forward to work with the best wine sommelier in Malaysia, Mr Roderick..I even managed to get a full score, 100% on his wine test conducted a few months ago..perhaps this was a prove that I really interested in his lecturer, theory and practical. His words remind me of someone that I really admired long ago back in my old place. His drive and passion to become the first Maitre 'd was a talk in town among hoteliers, to work with him was a memorable experiences although it end with a sour note..sigh!

So when these will be happen? It all depends when a suitable person will replace my position..I talk to my manager about the possibility of promoting one of the team member and I really hope it will one day happen and change my future..

That's a plan B.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Working in hospitality industry entrusted you to meet people in all kind of situation..You have to be prepare for the worst scenario..Complaint or bad comment was like your games..If the situation getting prolonged, you might end up with E.N.T or in common word, free of charge.
The moment I choose this line, there's no turning back. I need to sacrifice and I am doing that for years now..One who understand hotelliers is more likely had worked in the industry before..Do I need to tell more?
When you get a trust from your manager, don't ever lost that trusted. In future it will benefit you if you a 'kaki ampu' a bit. There was no wrong to bodek a bit, buy a few drink, makan, but don't expect the reward as soon as posible. It took a loyalty person for this to work on your own. It means once the perangkap kena, then you will see your bright side.
But somewhere and somehow, people on your side will wonder what good this person had done to achieve this and that. Then when the time is not right, someone will question your motive and it be a disaster if you not have a Plan B.
Plan B? To be continue...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Boy 2 man

My smart nephew, Along Nabil is on his way to school. His passion for wrestling make him want to skip class last monday to watch The Great American Bash!. He knew all the WWE Superstars names and his favourite is Batista eventhough he lost to CM Punk that day. Yeah, The Animal was snub by Kane.

Becoming an uncle, again!

On the last sunday evening, my sister in law gave birth to a precious baby girl, Jada Kyra. So on this oppurtunity, I would like to congrats my Bro, Acat and her wife Juan. It worth waiting for nine months. And to my instant nephew, Daniel, congrats to you too..Now you can take good care of your little sister..Keep me posted on her development..
Again, welcome to the world Ms Jada Kyra bt Mohd Khalid Rashad!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ana's song

One memorable night at the Laundry the other day, coincidently my off day, she was performing with the marhaens; aidit, andy fp, booty's brothers, rumie and alfa and iqbal. Catch Ana and the Marhaens at Setiawangsa for Girrlls Gig on this Friday. Good Luck!

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Everyone, once in their lifetime, surely had been to the hotel before. 3 stars, 4 stars or even 5 stars hotels..whatever it means, people demand service accordingly..since people pay loads of money to some fancy foods and beverages..
Hotel industry demands enthusiastic people to work with them..among the criteria that they want is people that can be 'heavy duty'..reliable..all rounder..no sensitivity..enough strenght and 'tahan maki' kind of..you should also can work with all level of management, the most important thing is loyalty, eventhough that was hard to get, since there are lots of competitors among us..
Perhaps you wonder what is the issue here, work is work, at the end of the day, you will get a nice paycheck depend on how many points you will get..
The issue is sometimes people don't know how stress and tension it be when you are been held responsible for such task that demand your time and energy..eventhough your shift already past, your job still required you to stay back, finish your side duties, other for replenishment at your bar, check your requisition, count your inventories. it never end until you thump out of the building..
I'm pity for one of my buddy collegue, at the young age of thirty one, he got a heart attack recently, lucky for him, he get to the hospital enough time to received a medication and admitted to the I.C.U..hope and pray to God..though he is tough breed person, he is still good at heart to people who know him..
Get well soon Mr A.M.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A great escape II

It been a relaxing weekend, with no hassle, not even a single call can dampen my holiday break. This was absolutely a getaway from busy weekdays.

A great escape

After a tireless month, a journey to Perhentian Island was a worth it.