This posting is specially dedicated to ALL BLOGGERS:)
Orkid's Cafe is granting our "customers" request! Do you remember my posting on the 1st of November? I asked you to recommend some menu as the posting in my blog under the tag of Orkid's Cafe. Guess what? I'm starting today and hopefully will try to finish within the month of November itself:)
Most popular menu requested: Sambal Belacan
ekekeke...i loikkee sambal belachan !
sambal belachan..nasi panas2 lawan ngan kuah ikan singgang perghhhh...lalalalalalapo la plop
Arjuna Qaseh said...
i like sambal belacan..ermm..aiyak laksa satu! u make me feeel really starving..rasa cam nak bawak chef je tolong masakkan..
Cheqna and Miss Arjuna, I'm so sorry I'm not posting you request all at the same time. I'll try to find ideas about nasi panas and ikan singgang later, okay?!
In Orkid's Cafe, the name of our sambal belacan is Awan Dania's Sambal Belacan. Why Awan Dania? I want to share about that with you in this posting. I hope you'll continue reading this. It's a bit long. Sorry!:)
My story: Did I have a crush on someone?
If you have read my blog for quite sometime, you will realise that I haven't been blogging that much early this year. I didn't visit other blogs or made any comment. In other words, my blogging world was dormant.
It might be the commitment and time factor which caused me to disregard my blogging world. However, I had also mentioned in my posting - cheryna love story that I have been criticised by my former employer about my blog. (click here to read about the conversation with my former boss)
My blog had always been personal; I rarely put my own personal picture or my family's. Ever since I associated my blog with flickr, I was more interested into finding beautiful pictures in flickr for each of my posting. Similar to most bloggers, this blog used to be my personal diary but I had never ever talked about where I worked and what was my position. That remained secret. The content of my diary prohibited names at work. Everything was discreet.
My boss didn't know about my blog. But someone told him.
So, when my boss called me and asked me whether I had a crush with one of my staff, I felt like kicking someone's big fat butt. Consequently, my boss was unhappy with someone's complain about my blog (though I posted my postings from home). I have been accused as being unprofessional - he said somebody in my position should not have those kind of feelings to the staff. My reputation (at least from my boss' point of view) - has been ruined to maximum. I knew who did that - the person even forwarded her skype messages to my boss ABOUT ME. The messages contained her conversation and her friends' gossip about my affairs at work. Apparently, my boss disregard the fact that the person spent her quality time at work skyping than doing her work and was more concerned about my so-called affairs.
Honestly, there was no affair nor crush.
Fellow bloggers who have been reading this blog knew I was enamored with a man whom I called Sepet who was also my ex-boyfriend. He was working somewhere else.The accusation was about another man.
Well, Sha was not a casanova, baby.;)
Since then, my personal life has been put through a microscope. There was a time when I walked with meeting minutes in my hand in front of my boss. While walking, I dicussed those minutes with one of the staff who was co-incidentally a male staff. My boss then asked this gossip-pretend-to-be-a-girl 39 years old lady about the guy who was walking with me. Then my boss called me. I guess I don't have to tell you the rest of what happened after that.
It was abnormal if I went home straight at 5.30pm; but the moment I did it, my boss called me and asked me why. He even interrupted my personal life. The lady became his right hand in obtaining more intresting stories. How very convinient, don't you think?
I even received unfavorable comments in my blog with my full name in it - there were from anonymous.
Well, that was part of my story. The good news is I have left that multi-national company with a shallow-minded staff like that lady;)
Gadis Jingga: A blogger at work
Astro Ria was showing Awan Dania's repeat episode yesterday evening. In that episode, there was a story of a blogger called Gadis Jingga. Gadis Jingga was working with the airline company and as a blogger, her main topic was about the company's surroundings. That includes the latest people, events etc.
There was a scene when Gadis Jingga smiled at her laptop while she enjoyed Mr Potato's crispiness. She typed something like,
"Remy is a future ex-bf" or "Remy Si Pilot Kasanova" in Blogger.com. Unfortunately, her boss got to know about while she was eating. Then, she started to check on the blog. Later on, Miss Safura - Gadis Jingga's boss found a posting called - "Cik Safura control handsome". That was when Miss Safura started to check the IP. At the end of the episode, Gadis Jingga was fired.
Are you Gadis Jingga?
Recently, I've been bloghopping a lot and I've seen lots Gadis Jingga. Blogger pasted pictures of company's events, office mates, bosses, and affairs in their blogs. Several are talking about dissatisfaction towards their co-workers and employers. Some are celebrating promotion, bonus, and praises. There are high percentages of bloggers who are using the office equipment - for example PC, laptops, and camera. Some talk about politics even though you knew for a fact that you have signed the contract with government:)
"Cakap siang pandang-pandang. Cakap malam dengar-dengar."
Well, that's your call. That's your decision. That's your privacy. That's your blog.
A blog is like a canvas - what might be beautiful to you might be ugly to others.
They might want to paint everything black.
If you want that to happen, so be it.
I was not Gadis Jingga - I was not that exposed yet someone did nasty things to me;(
Orkid's Cafe is serving Awan Dania's Sambal Belacan.
"Siapa makan cili, dia yang rasa pedas."
Gossip Lady, are you reading this?
I bet you wouldn't want me to write about your husband's feet or your maids?
I'm not like you.
---Mrs Jack Bass wannabe---