Friday, May 28, 2010

Please ....

People judge. Fullstop.

I have been judged so much this week. I just finished facilitating a series of brainstorming workshops at a government agency. Every session i meet a different group of people, and get judged over and over again. I just had to write about this.

my workshop venue this past week

When i run workshops/ seminars/ trainings, as soon as i stand there in front of the room, these 20 odd set of eyes looking at me - they judge! If you are older, have white hair, a male, huge tummy - they judge less. But me, i get more than my fair share, especially with the more 'senior' crowd. I can almost see the questions in their head, while they pretend to look attentive and listen.

Some who are more vocal cant wait to catch you during coffee break to validate their judgments. 'Puan anak berapa?' , and oh this one top it all last week ' Puan ni nampak awet muda tapi puan tak muda kan' hahahaha.

Once they get past the looks, they wonder if you are at all qualified to stand there. By lunch, they sit beside you and ask questions. "so, how long have you been doing this"...'oh, before this you kerja mana" "lama kerja kat situ". And the whole table goes quiet, listening attentively. In their heads, they are doing the math - yes, guessing my age. Once in a while, there will be the more forward ones, who goes -' how old are you' - which means they are thinking, you are too young to be telling us what to do.

Oh well.......... i dont think there's anything i can do about it.

However, i learn to judge people less with this experience. Perception can be so deceiving, so dont be too quick to judge. There is more to every person than what meets the eye.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


"The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain." ~ Jennifer Aniston

oooh, patutla i asyik terguris ;-)

(motif pakai shades dlm rumah?? hahaha)

Saturday, May 08, 2010


Have you ever done anything super-stooopid, and wishes you can hit the UNDO button, just like you do daily while working on your Word.doc?

I do that so often. Too bad life has no UNDO buttons.

We all know everything happens for a reason. Sometimes i wonder what could be the reasons for some of those stupid things i do...

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Black & White

Credit nora yusoff photography
The picture says a lot.
So i shall not.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Room Makeover

I have decided to give "anne's prelude" a new look and feel. Got tired of the whole boring black background, and decided on a fresher look and feel. Plus, hopefully this gives me the motivation to keep the blog alive. (ya, ya, i updates)
Its still the same old me, that probably complaints too much on this blog of mine. Oh well, my blog is my refuge. I'm going to try my best not to let it die a slow and painful death - despite many fatalities i've seen as most bloggers i know have jumped to FB, Twitter, tumblr or just give up on it altogether.
So, if you are reading this, hope the makeover is easy on your eyes.


kalau rumah serabut boleh kemas
kalau kepala otak serabut....???