Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tasik Kenyir Pt. 2

OK Time to post for the part 2 of this trip. This time around I'm only going to post pictures of people which had joined us for this trip.

The ladies...

The Photograhers...

We had to sit about a 45 mins boat ride, so due to lack of sleep and rest last night, we eventually end up sleeping on the boat...

Normal Slumber

Prayer Slumber

I tried to sleep since everyone was sleeping....Well only the guys sleeping though...unfortunately I failed at sleepingAnd the sleeping award goes to.......*drum roll* KELVIN!! Ain't he adorable?? :p
So after he found out that I was shooting pics of him, guess what he pulled off?

Now let's proceed to the model pics we took shall we? Let's start off with Eileen

Now's Koku...

Faye's our next... First picture is soooo adorable.

I personally feel this is the best model shot... Damn Kelvin can be a man whore....I see potential!

Let's show some group pics shall we?

There goes my part 2 of the trip. I will be posting pictures of Perth, Australia soon enough when I get the time....I still need some time to filter off those pics.... 1.43Gb worth of pics is like...DAMN!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Is It a Calling??

Could it be God's calling back to His side?
After spending over 10 years away from Him and slacking out from my spiritual life, has this finally come to an end to the hindrance and God finally took a step forward and say "Get back here Son!"

I've been called by a company looking for IT specialists in which they wanted to arrange an interview with me. This company approached me once but I've actually rejected the offer due to the position is not what I've been looking for.

But this time around, the same company with different position had called me again. This time around they want a Project manager in which are skilled to at Networking as well as Infrastructure. All 3 are my skillsets... The value add one however is that I get to travel around for projects.

No where fancy though you might say...mostly 3rd world countries in need of our help =.=

Their requirements? LOL they expect me to be PASSIONATE towards my job.... Wanna know why?

This is the company that is hiring....

World Vision Click on it and you'll know what I'm talking about...

And their job description? Scroll down below to read....especially the red letters...


This role is the means of delivering IT services capability to directly support the IT operations of our WV clients. The GC IT Services Specialist position will be an integral part of the Global Centre IT Team and the incumbent will be the GC presence on the ground in WV regional locations.


1. Engagement

a. Provide customer support to National Offices for establishing new projects, and providing second level technical support

b. Manage relationship with GC clients and stake holders, working in close collaboration with GCIT and regional IT leadership

c. Interact with customers (local and remote) via email, telephone or other means to provide requested services within defined parameters

d. Follow case management for all calls allocated, to ensure that customer expectations are set and the progress of problem resolution is communicated, and service levels are met.

2. Technical Expertise

a. Undertake service implementation and activation as required

b. Provide technical expertise in connectivity, networking and security domains

c. Provide second and third level support for technical problem solving and trouble shooting in connectivity and networking

d. Transfer skills to NO IT staff as required

3. Manage

a. Act as project manager for GC projects as required.

b. Manage own activities in an organized way that is consistent the GC project management processes

c. Prepare project plans for client engagements and own activities

d. Monitor and ensure customer satisfaction with GC related projects and services

4. Analyse and Document

a. Evaluate and analyze customer requests against defined criteria and formulate appropriate responses towards resolution

b. Document activities and learnings on a continuous basis and as part of a learning team

5. Other Responsibilities

a. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the duties involved in this position, WVI reserves the right to add, remove or alter duties when business need dictates. A TOR document will be agreed previously to the beginning of functions.

b. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.


The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.

Christian Compatibility

· Strong Christian commitment as evidenced by life and character.

· High level of Christian maturity and theological awareness with effective, working knowledge of the principles of Christian life and ministry.

· Committed to promoting Christian witness within the increasingly diverse theological and social expressions of the church

Educational / Experience

· Deep understanding of World Vision’s operations and support, field and regional initiatives .

· A minimum of 2 years experience of demonstrated ability in a supervisory position

· Experience in IT or telecommunication services industry is preferable.

· Experience in supporting cultural and change management is desirable

· Experience with Lotus Notes/Domino infrastructure, Microsoft platforms and networking and Cisco technologies desirable

· Minimum of Bachelors Degree in an engineering discipline, Business Administration, or other Technical or Business related discipline.

· Formal education on Business process management, customer services and quality management systems is desirable.

Customer Services / Process Skills

· Customer service and process oriented professional

· Ability to work independently and in multidisciplinary teams with flexible and changing assignments.

· Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills and be able to work well in a team environment.

· Understands sponsorship, relief, development and advocacy issues and operations consequences.

· Ability to combine business processes and technical knowledge.

· Ability to identify issues, propose solutions, synthesize and highlight implications of findings.

· Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

· Demonstrated ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with peers.

· ITIL Service Management framework knowledge and experience a plus.

· Flexible and willing to travel.

Hmm... is this a sign? Is this really God's calling to come back to serve Him again? I wonder....

Monday, May 04, 2009

Tasik Kenyir

6 hours worth of drive.... takes us that long to get there. Yea the sound of driving such long hours may be a drag....but one thing for sure I can say....the view.... SPECTACULAR.... The experience.... Well WORTH it. Trust me on this people.

Here's some proof to show that it's really worth it...

Still not convince? Here's one more.

Anyways, this place is like I said, 6-7 hours drive away from KL and it's situated in the state of Terengganu. It's like on top of the mountains and there you'll find Kenyir.

Kenyir Lake is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. Sharing its border with Kelantan in the west and Pahang in the south. This immense lake also serve as another gateway to Taman Negara. The lake covers 260 km² and contains 340 small islands, which were once hiltops and highlands, more than 14 waterfalls, numerous rapids and rivers. Because the lake is a reservoir, the water level can vary depending on the month. The water level is highest (and the lake consequently the most beautiful) in March and April.

OK OK so instead of wasting your time reading Geography and History of this place, let me share with you the pictures that we have taken.

The dead trees that made Kenyir famous for. It's known as Kayu mati in our local language but somehow, On of our friends called it Kayu Maut which literally translates as Deadly Wood. =.="

Another view of the calm waters and creates reflection of the mountains.

This is one of the caves that the tour brought us to. It's called Gua Bewah. Bewah means to gather. Apparently during the early days of 300BC, the cavemen gathers in this cave to shelter from the open. Any other activities during the so called gathering, we do not know :p I have no idea what are they hiding from but the Archeologies found traces of human bones inside this cave.... And there was proof that this whole area way back before was under the ocean. They found traces of sea shells within the rocks that they dug up. There's a room actually inside in which they uset o display the evidence they found within the cave.

From the entrance of the cave, there's a a view to the lake in which it's shown below :p

After Gua Bewah, we continue heading to the next cave to see from the outside only :(
Apparently the whole cave is flooded by the water level and it's only accessible during the month of August till October only... Sigh...

Other than that, during the next day we woke up pretty early in the morning like 6am just to watch the sunrise and capture some pics then. The view?? you'll see :p

Beautiful isn't it? Oh before I forget, this is the place where we stayed...

It's a 4 star villa in which they have chalets in which it looks like a studio apartment. Pretty impressive setup in my opinion. Looks expensive but during Matta fair, we bought the stay for like RM198 for a night in which it has buy 1 night free 1 night stay promotion...

After the 3 days trip in Kenyir our short holiday has come to an end. We checked out at 12pm and started heading towards a small town called Kemaman. Eileen said that there's a very tasty nasi beriani and a shop in which rumors has it that that's where coffee had started in malaysia.

Nasi Beriani.... Below is the coffee shop.

After having our lunch and coffee, it's finally time to start heading back to KL. another 6 hours back to home sweet home.

On our way back we actually passed Cherating beach so we stopped by for a few photoshoots and to have a cooling coconute drink. I will post those pictures later on another post along with our group photos.

Trust me, if you're a nature freak like us, you'll definitely love going for this trip.