Thursday, January 31, 2008

the one with the elevator

as i said. i'll try to be more interested in people from now on. lucky me, coz even on the first day, i could already see how easy it was to be interested in others....

i was on a break between class, so me and my friend, adli went to the cafe to grab something to eat. Unfortunate for us as there was a long line of people waiting to pay, and we only had like 1/2 hour b4 our next class...

adli wanna go somewhere else, but i dont feel like going with him so i said that i'll just go to the class. but the class( on the 2nd floor) was occupied at that time so i decided to just go down to stay on the ground floor....

at the elevator, there was this makcik cleaner(as utpian calls them...), moping the floor in front of the lift. normally, i'll ignore or at most, i'll smile to them. but today i say 2 myself "Here's your chance, BE INTERESTED IN OTHER PEOPLE!! "... and so, i started to ask her...

me : (smiling) mak cik da makan?
mak cik: (nodding & slightly smiling...) duduk mane?
me: owh, btu gajah..dekat je...( more smile)
makcik : la...dekat je, boleh balik ari2 ye..
me : haah..haha
makcik: boleh le jumpe mak hari2...
me: (smile even more...)
makcik : anak makcik yang sulung pun belajar lagi...kat kedah/perlis( im not sure..)..jauh, xla selalu balik...
me: owh yeke

at that point, i already in the lift and the door started to close, and i have to say goodbye. i know she wanted to tell more....

me: ok la makcik, pegi dulu ye...
makcik: yela..

i know the story was so simple, hardly interesting at all. but this single act left a deep impression on me on how a simple question "makcik da makan?" would turn into a friendly conversation...wow

thats make me eager to find out what would happen tomorrow!

pilot

this is NOT my first blog. in fact, i already had like 3-4 before this, but all is closed now. so why open some more?

my intention to open this blog is solely for my purpose.this blog is a place for me to keep the records of my every day-to-day encounters with my family,friends, aquaintance, or even strangers...the action i take and the reaction i make during these encounters.
i'm determined to put everything i read/learn about HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE into action. to see for myself whether these things works or not...

lesson 1: interested in other people if you want other people to be interested in you.

so, first lesson is to be interested in other people...i guess i'll try it for a week and look at the results...