Sunday, December 25, 2011

All I Want For Christmas Is...

The festive joyous atmosphere makes the Christmas holidays Mr. Robotic's favorite time of the year. It is also the time of the year where one can have as much junk food like chocolate and cakes and shrugged it off that it can be resolved in the new year's resolution. Hehe...

Mr. Robotic is not a social butterfly and finds it awkward to show appreciation for his colleagues during the normal course of work. Thank goodness for Christmas where he can openly give thanks to his colleagues without coming across in the wrong way.

Now besides the Christmas gifts, food, lights and decoration, the most important aspect of Christmas is spending the time with your loved ones. So all Mr. Robotic wants for Christmas is for everyone to be happy and to enjoy the holidays with your loved ones!

With that Mr. Robotic leaves you with this version of the Christmas song by Michael Buble. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Taking things for granted...

Taking things for granted is human nature. This rule applies to robots too.

1.5 weeks of being confined, Mr. Robotic is thankful for the following things which he took for granted...

Freedom - Donning the green uniform, Mr. Robotic has no freedom whatsoever in how he manages his life. He needs to follow instructions on the time to wake up, which location to be at, adhere to the training schedule, what kind of phones that he is allowed to bring, how short the hair should be etc. Without freedom, Mr. Robotic felt as if he lost his individuality. The 1.5 weeks actually felt like 1 month. Unbelieveable.

Safe and Sound - Having read the news of the poor little gal in China that got ran over by a vehicle, Mr. Robotic came to the realisation that there are many events that can just take away one's life so easily. Mr. Robotic is glad that he made it through the range safely with all the bullets flying by. Mr. Robotic appreciates the shelter over his head when there is a thunderstorm raging. Mr. Robotic counts his blessing that as reckless the bus driver is with hitting the front and rear of the bus at the steep slopes, he made it through the journey.

Peers - Mr. Robotic's peers help to keep Mr. Robotic grounded on his goals and offers a reality check for Mr. Robotic. Drawing from their experience and success in different fields, Mr. Robotic hopes to do the same as them. Good company!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Be hated...

Mr. Robotic came across the speech by Adrian Tan to the graduating class of 2008 at Ms. InquisitObserver's blog. There is one part which Mr. Robotic can relate to but finds it hard to execute.

The following is an extract of it:

"be hated.

It’s not as easy as it sounds. Do you know anyone who hates you? Yet every great figure who has contributed to the human race has been hated, not just by one person, but often by a great many. That hatred is so strong it has caused those great figures to be shunned, abused, murdered and in one famous instance, nailed to a cross.

One does not have to be evil to be hated. In fact, it’s often the case that one is hated precisely because one is trying to do right by one’s own convictions. It is far too easy to be liked, one merely has to be accommodating and hold no strong convictions. Then one will gravitate towards the centre and settle into the average. That cannot be your role. There are a great many bad people in the world, and if you are not offending them, you must be bad yourself. Popularity is a sure sign that you are doing something wrong."

Interestingly, a highly successful person shared the same idea to Mr. Robotic recently, that is a good leader is not expected to be Mr. Popular or to be Mr. Nice. This is because often a times, a leader is expected to make unpopular decisions or communicate negative information for the greater good of the team.

Guess, Mr. Robotic has to get used to "be hated". Whahaha...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Simple things can be a blessing...

It had been a rough week for Mr. Robotic. Luckily, lady luck seemed to be smiling at Mr. Robotic today.

So the goods news at a glance:
- Received a letter informing Mr. Robotic of a rebate.
- Got a good haircut which somehow also cut away Mr. Robotic's troubles.
- Enjoyed retail therapy (good deals too at Pull & Bear and Bershka!).
- Liked the Calpsi and Mango drinks.
- Went for a 2.4 km jog and there was improvement in his timing.
- Explored the skyview from another block in his neighbourhood.

Some random photos from Taipei...

Mr. Robotic is rather lazy in maintaing his blog lately. Just some random photos from his past Taipei Trip.