Friday, September 21, 2007

Bangkok Trip

I was in Bangkok, Thailand last week. Xeersoft sends me there fore 6 days, accompanying the programmers who were there to help support Xeersoft Thailand customer, SAHA.

While in Bangkok, I set my goals for Xeersoft. Meeting new friends there was fun - Tony (Xeersoft Thailand MD), Anuchida, Hunter and Tee (GM of EnConcept).

Picture on the left shows our Xeersoft Thailand meeting room. First thing when reaching Bangkok was heading to office and have a meeting.

Our MD brought us everywhere to try the different types of food available in Bangkok. From the food stalls at the streets and food courts in the malls all the way to good restaurants.

I also took the opportunity to meet up with my foster family from SSEAYP 2003. They are in good shape. My sisters are growing up and getting more beautiful. It was four years ago since SSEAYP and really, how things changed!

I also had a night out with Dao, SSEAYP participant in the same group as me. She is also looking more charming. She brought me to the night market and we shopped there after having dinner in Silom Shopping Complex.

I learnt to use the public transport in Bangkok to meet up with my family and Dao. Tee and my MD took the trouble to send me to the LRT station (is named BTS - Bangkok Mass Transit System).

During the weekend, we also went bowling in Major Bowl. Since we have eight of us playing, we split ourselves into 2 teams and played. It was my first time playing and after four games I scored 72 (finally!).

Overall, I had fun during this trip. Thanks to Xeersoft!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

New Job New Goals

I started to work in Xeersoft Malaysia on the 3rd September 2007. Xeersoft is a company which provides web-based online solutions for businesses. I'm hired as Executive Assistant to help out in the management and coordinates among staffs in Xeersoft.

Looking at the company and its growth potential, I feel that there are great expectations from this company. The first week itself gives me the feel of Xeersoft family.

I think my gastric and stomach ulcer problem will not occur anymore often as the family in Xeersoft normally take lunch together. In the pantry there are biscuits, lots of malt drinks and coffee stocked up.

Having listened to the audiobook "One-Minute Manager", especially on the first One-Minute Goal Setting, I was thinking of a goal for me in Xeersoft. Frankly I wasn't really sure of what is expected of me although the job scope clearly defines my roles and reponsibilities.

Now..... here comes the hard part..... I will not be waiting for the company to give me a goal, why not declare a goal for myself and the company? So..... what will it be?

Right before I join the company, I was already discussing with my Dad the possibility of growth and learn in Xeersoft. Another company, a foreign bank, was offering me 30% higher salary than Xeersoft but I turned that down - mainly due to the "feel" I have towards Xeersoft. I told my Dad - give me 5 years and I will be the Director of Xeersoft and bring it public. Very bold personal goal, right? So that is my driving motivation to work in Xeersoft daily.

Well my goals with the company:
- bringing Xeersoft to greater heights - higher profits, more customers, stronger brand name
- giving values to Xeersoft by sharing knowledge, experience and skills
So, how do I make this in a sentence to make it a renewed goal daily?

I Want to Make Xeersoft a Strong Brand as The Web-Based Business Solution Provider With the Culture of Professionalism, Sharing, Caring and Effective Leadership.