I have been so terribly busy lately I can't even find time for myself these days.
Just yesterday I found myself at Heritage Row while in between some of my meetings.
I'm sure I don't have to remind everyone that Heritage Row is the HIP place in KL now with a very vibrant night life.
But unfortunately, I wasn't there to drink, dance or look at girls... I was there to check out our up and coming Nuffnang office that is about to undergo massive renovation.
The Nuffnang office in KL is going to be at this building called Heritage House.Now before I go on, don't be fooled into thinking that Nuffnang is making millions so much that we can open offices everywhere. We're not... but we don't have a choice.
To cope with the demands of our growing community, we're expanding our team, even in KL and we most definitely need an office here to house them. I can't possibly have everyone come work at my apartment can I?
I mean how unprofessional would that be. That would most certainly give the impression that we're some kind of fly-by-night company.
Anyway, before we decided that this was the building we wanted, I was a little concerned about the location.
It was just too in the middle of anything happening. Right below our office (and in the same building itself) for example is the famous bar/club BED.
Not far from here is The Loft... and a whole load of restaurants/bistros just across the road.
I started thinking if any of our Nuffnang team mates will be able to get anything done being so close to entertainment.. but I decided... ahh.. people.. especially the people at Nuffnang who work too hard... need a break.
Anyway, I was there because we'll be moving in to our KL office really really soon.. but before that.. we're going to need to carry out some MASSIVE renovations.
Let me show you a little bit of how our office now looks before our renovation.
When you walk in we have an orangey lobby and reception table that our previous tenant gladly left us.
Then we have a restroom and pantry of our own.
And some other rooms for our team mates to work in.
The view from our office is breathtaking.
But unfortunately all our windows are currently blocked up so it's hard to get a good shot.
I stood in that empty office with a notepad in my hand thinking to myself the things that the office needs.
New carpeting, newly painted walls, new furniture and new fittings = $$$$$$....
*sigh*... looks like I'm going to have to be eating Maggie Mee more often from now on.
Someone suggested that I have a PA seated right outside my own office but I don't think I deserve a PA right now.
Heck I don't even have my own office.. not even in the huge office space we have in Penang at Menara Northam.
I share a room and sit with everyone else there, even our intern Lance is placed in a workstation right next to mine.
While working at JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, I learned to enjoy the open concept we had. Your boss sits not in an office of his own... but in the cubicle next to you.
That's what Ming and I always wanted to cultivate at Nuffnang. No "bosses"... no "employees"... just team mates and team leaders.
One thing I would like though.. is my own parking lot.
Parking around the area at Heritage House is really hard to find.
So I want one just like the one I saw outside Cineleisure the other day.
"RESERVED FOR MEGATRON... PARK AT YOUR OWN RISK".
And on it was a smashed up car... obviously from some idiot who parked on Megatron's lot... YOU DON'T PARK ON MEGATRON'S LOT... UNLESS YOU ARE AN IDIOT.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PARK AT MEGATRON'S LOT!!!
But sigh.. unfortunately...
In our Penang office, people park at my Reserved Lot all the time... and the most we can do is stick a paper on their windscreen that says
"This lot is reserved.. Please don't park here next time? Please??"
And if he does it again then we leave a note that says
"Hi.... I don't know if you got my previous note but please don't park here.. this is reserved.. tenkiu ar..."
And if he STILL DOES IT AGAIN then all we can do is leave a note that says
"YOU DO ONE MORE TIME I TELL YOUR MUMMY WAN AR!!!"
or you could whip out your house keys and casually walk past the side of the car....