Original Artwork by Papa, Azhan and Nine (click image to link)
‘In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. By Time, indeed humanity is in a state of loss. Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of truth and in the mutual teaching of patience’ (Surah al-`Asr, 103:1-3)
"Professional Architect lives almost by faith. When called upon he can do the job without fear or favour. He possesses aspecialized skill and lives by a code of ethics cloaked in honour andintegrity. He is expected to speak his mind and give his views. Whenfaced with absolute wrong, he can resolutely disagree and walk away." quote from THE PROFESSIONAL MAN by Ar Dr Tan Loke Mun PRESIDENT PAM

Tuesday, 28 November 2006


While I was browsing the Internet, I found an old article from my former lecturer in University, Miss Faridah Adnan. interesting notes from the article were several pictures used from her supervised student as examples in relation to the topic. One of them is the picture in Figure 9: First prize winner of MSSA Student Idea Competition 2004 from UiTM. Well, it was so happened that I was the person who involved behind the scene of the project to do the presentation board.

I'd still recall the few nights before they submitted the design; the group of students wasn’t able to finish it because they concentrated too much on the model making. One of my juniors approached me and asked for my help. Within limited time and resources (using old computer)
I managed to complete the 3d model and rendering, presentation boards and the Graphics for the project. Alhamdulillah, it finally won the competition and the boards were displayed worldwide.

After that I never heard any news from this group of students. They came, they took and they left. This experience teaches me that if we’re not in the front line to show (but not to brag) our works and capabilities, there will be others who would just simply take the credits of others’ effort to themselves. We will never know who really did the hard work.

This example also applies to bosses in firms. People behind the scene are usually not the good-presenters or speakers kind of people or even sweet talkers who talk a lot about their works because they were given less opportunity to portray this ability. In addition, they have so much work to do and have less time to talk about their works. The situations leave the person who has more time to talk and becomes better at talking rather than work to get the credits out of it. A good boss should have the ability to judge not just by its cover but also see beyond the scene.

"An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be steamed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. "Carl Jung Swiss psychologist (1875 - 1961)

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