Tuesday, December 26, 2006

This is the crew of the coffee house Toast & Egg. Some of the members have left and some are still remains here. People come and go and that’s how life is. Each of us tries to look for the path that leads to our future.

The pay as a waitress is not very high, that is why when they are offered a better job they just leave. To be honest, when you are paid less, you don’t feel much pressure working. That is because you do not carry much responsibility and the expectation is not high. But if you have a high paid, then lots of responsibility and high expectation will be on your shoulder. This really affects the life style of a person. When you have the chance, try to compare the face of a CEO or MD of a company and a waitress in a coffee shop. Witness the way they smile and how much they smile. Which one do you like to see? I think the answer is very much obvious…

Friday, December 15, 2006

One day trip to Singapore

Last week I went to Singapore just to open a bank account. I took a bus right after work and departure to Singapore at night. It took the bus about 8 hours to reach Singapore. It was about 5AM in the morning when I reach there. As it was too early, most of the shops are still close. The only place that I can think of is MacDonald. So, I just have my breakfast and hand out there until the bank opens up.

People at Singapore really makes Christmas a very big event. Almost everybody are preparing for Christmas. They are shopping for presents, Christmas decorations and postcards. Conversation about what they going to do in Christmas holidays can be heard as I’m sitting there enjoying my coffee.

After finish my business here with the bank in Singapore, I just don’t have anything else to do. It’s a one day trip, so I didn’t plan to go any where. I still got about 4 hours to go before my trip back home. So I walk into Star Buck after I had my lunch. There are a few things that I notice that makes me feel comfortable and relax here. After the long hour travel and not having enough sleeps, I’m just almost up to my limit. Lucky that I’m able to find this coffee shop. The shop was playing soft Christmas song as I got myself a cappuccino latte. Find a nice spot to sit to check on my e-mails and enjoy my latte. The shop is equipped with the state of the art audio system – BOSE satellite system. Now that’s my choice of the audio system. The coffee is nice as usual, it’ Star Buck you know what I mean. What actually caught my attention is the service that the waitress provided. A worm well come at the entrance and greets with what your mother will say to you when you back home. They even bring me a cup of worm water along with a cookie. Now that’s the thing that they done to be better then all other competitors. There are so many famous coffee chop franchises and it is not easy to maintain the business. Everybody will be given the same thing when you purchase the franchise. That is why to become better then others, you’ll have to work on the services provided.

I’m able to spend my time comfortable in the coffee shop before I get on my bus. Before I walk out of the coffee shop, I was given a small Christmas present from the waitress. With a smile in their face, it’s not “Good Bye”, it’s “Merry Christmas and please come again” that’s accompany me back home.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Have you done shopping for Chrismas ?

Christmas is almost near, about 1 more month and counting down. Have you prepare and ready for this festive season of the year? Well, don't wait until the last minute. For me, it's just another holiday that I can stay at home and sleep through the day. I actually like Christmas, but in my country the feeling is just not much in to it. I think it's because of the weather. No snow and not cold to feel like christmas. Only rain and bright sun all year long. I've been to US before that why I can tell the difference. Any way, public holiday for me is not too bad at all.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Grill Fish for My Dinner

This is my dinner for tonight. Grill fish with vegetables and fries. I can tell you that this is the best dishes that they serve here. Trust me, I’ve been having dinner here almost every weekday and tested almost all their dishes. Well of cause I’m not having the same dishes everyday even if it’s the best dishes they have here. But definitely I’ll order it once a week. So far I never seen any other coffee shop offered this grill fish. The most common menu they have is filet fish. I never did like filet fish because most of them have a very “fishy” smell. That goes the same to the famous franchise fast food restaurant “M”.

As you can see from the picture, it’s just 2 pieces of fish well grill until brown in color. The first thing you’ll smell is the smoke BBQ of the fish just like a BBQ chicken. But the best is that it taste tender and sweet without the strong smell of the fish. For filet fish you need mayonnaise to cover up the smell. Well that’s how I ate filet fish. For this you can just have it plain without any dressing.

So, what do I have for the rest of four days? Well, Toast & Egg serve curry mee, spaghetti, grill chicken and lots of simple toast. Some times I have all my dinner here 5 days straight when I’m lazy to go to other restaurant. When I really get bored with the food, then only I’ll go somewhere else for dinner. But for the coffee, definitely need to order a cup everyday.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Spending Half of Her Time Here

This is Rose. She's been working here for about 5 month. She Likes to read and surfing internet. But what makes her getting a job here is because she likes to meet people, lots and lots of different people. She makes a lot of friends here and she is happy about it.

How many people really like their job? I believe most of us will not go back to our work place other then working time. We spend most of our time in our work place, almost half of our life there. In that case, then we should make it like our home so that there is a sense of belonging. If not how are we supposed to force ourselves being here.

Well, many of us dislike it during the first few days of our job. But then when we think of the pay that we needed, we then force ourselves to get through it. As day goes by, good things happen and started to feel "Not too bad at all". We started to get use to the condition and eventually fit in to the job or even started to like it.

We have a choice to choose what and where we want to work, but some of the times we just give up the rights to do it. We can control life or just let life take over up. As for Rose, she likes it here right from the beginning.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Bridge That I Cross Everyday - Penang Bridge

Another reason that I hang out here almost everyday is because of the traffic condition. Whenever there is a traffic jam and if you are caught right in the middle of it, then it will be at least 1 hour slow moving. Plus this jam happens right before crossing the bridge. Everybody is rushing to that 2-lane entrance. Everybody wants to go home quick and almost everybody get off work at the same time. Of cause there will be a lot of cars out there, and this is too much for the bridge to handle.

When you have a lot of cars on the road, then surely you will expect accident to happen more offend. When there is an accident, you will expect to see a long Q. That's not all of it. There are a lot of reason that will cause massive traffic jam to the bridge. When it's raining, jam. When there is a festival going on, jam. Friday night, jam. New year, jam. Christmas, jam. So check out our Jam Bridge.

Friday, October 13, 2006

A good Taste of Coffee in Toast & Egg

Nothing better then a good cup of coffee with a very reasonable price. That's the coffee that you will get in Toast & Egg. With just 1 US Dollar you are able to enjoy a fine cup of coffee from Italy. You might want to try it yourself if you come to this coffee brand. I will say that it's one of the product that attract most customer back for more. I know because I'm one of them. You can check out this coffee from this link -- illy.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Picture of Toast & Egg and Me

This will be me......any way, it just fits the nick name kumo. I'll put my details little by little as time goes by.

I use this picture because I like clouds. I actually draw it myself. Everyday when you look up to the sky, the first thing that you'll see is the clouds. It never appear the same at any time. It changes everytime you look up. It has a lot of shape and colour but white is the favorite. It just like a person's feelings, sometimes good, sometimes bad. When feeling good and happy, it is a blue sky with white clouds. When feeling dull and sad, it is a dark gray cloud going to rain. That is why I like it, sometimes I just look up to the sky and watch the clouds move slowly.

Next is the coffee shop that I come almost everyday after work. Nothing special about it, just that it is very close to the company I work. It's a clean shop with WIFI internet facility. In fact, it's because I'm able to access internet using my notebook that draws me here. Plus the coffee is good. They have a imported coffee name "illy" that taste good. I think the coffee is from Europe. I have become their customer for almost a year. It's a second work place for me to do my internet business.

Monday, October 09, 2006

My first Blog

I have been thinking for a long time to start writing blogs but just could not decide where to start. There are so many website that I can choose from and most of them are free. I suppose it doesn't matter because I'm still new at this area and there are a lot of things that I need to learn. So I decided to choose this one because the bridge of my country is blogging here.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

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