Monday, December 18, 2006

Almost Christmas

people say this everywhere. i hope our office will realize this.
well, I'm blessed that my friends and family are always at my back for support. the end-of-the-year reports are so deadly.

Dear Lord, I pray for courage and knowledge to finish all these. Thank you.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

I think I'm beginning to drop that statement. :'(

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

in tears

i'm not feeling very happy right now; actually, I'm shedding a lot of tears at the moment. i am so frustrated with the things happening at work and i believe i would feel better after crying. huh! i wish this is over. Lord, please equip me and give me peace. I pray for help with all my heart, Jesus. Amen.

Friday, December 08, 2006


German word, technical term used in Planning
literal meaning: "zeit = time; geis = spirit"

I attended a lecture on planning today conducted by a German Professor Mattens (?).
It means combination of technical, practical factors combined with the social aspect or human feeling (in other words). Experience taught the Germans that it's vitally important to consider and establish participation and commitment from the people benefiting in order to ensure the continuous success of any project. Hmm, that's what we have been doing all along in public administration. A more familiar term is People's Involvement or People's participation. In public administration, stakeholder analysis is very important.

zeitgeis, as I got it, refers to an overall consideration and weighing of stakeholders in order to achieve a better planning output.