Many things happen lately. It’s near the end of the year, so I need to prepare a better new year.
Thursday, Dec 16: A New Phone
After some researches, I finally decided to get a new mobile phone, Nokia 3205. It is a CDMA phone, with some good features: integrated camera, polyphonic ringtones, cut-out cover, infra red connectivity, and Java-based applications. I plugged in a Star One ruim in my new phone. Star One, the postpaid version, offers an unlimited Internet connection at a flat fee. It is the main reason why I bought the new phone. I need a cheap and unlimited Internet connection to support my activities: works, studies, entertainment, and online games. The connection, unfortunately, is not that good. It is slow and I often got disconnected unexpectedly. Yeah, what do you hope from a cheap connection.
Monday, Dec 20: National Treasures
I asked Bambang, a colleague, to accompany me watching National Treasures, starred by Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger. Nicolas Cage is a well-known actor. Diane Kruger is known from Troy, an epic movies, where she played Helen, the Trojan most beautiful girl. National Treasures is a movie about a treasure hunter (Nicolas Cage) who wanted to hunt the America’s greatest treasure. He partnered with a museum officer (Diane Kruger), his loyal friend, and his father. The hunting was not easy because a group of bandits, who used to sponsored him, wanted to claim the treasure. The movie is good at manipulating and twisting the American history. Well, it was nothing like Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider, but it had nice fresh jokes, some cool actions, but almost no romantic scenes. Not bad.
Thursday, Dec 23: An Important Decision
There was a big meeting at my office today. We discussed about the new system that would be started next year. At first, I didn’t get so interested in the meeting. But it changed when the boss announced the new teams. I used to work by my-self, without a team. But the new system forced me to be in the software team. My concern was that the team leader didn’t master my field, Web development. He was a desktop applications programmer. I didn’t think it would make any sense to be responsible to someone that didn’t even understand what I did.
No, I don’t underestimate him whatsoever, but we do different things. Since I didn’t like the situation, I chose not to be in the software decision. I voted to be in the download or entertainment teams. Later, I was included in the entertainment teams. My decision shocked almost everyone. They thought I must be in the software team. Well they thought wrong. But it was not the important thing. The important thing to me is to do what I want and do it well. The decision had been made. There’s no way I will regret it. I know what is good to me more than anybody else.