A Reason To Celebrate

Finally, some good news for the new year.

I’m not talking about the results of the by-election, but I’ve got some good news from work.

The management was kind enough to declare a two month bonus for everybody, and depending on your performance review scores you would get a factor of that amount.

I’m really happy that the company has rewarded us for a year of hard work. I got an above-expectations performance review score!


A little bit of the money will be used for Chinese New Year expenses, and a bit more will be used to get baby Rachel a car seat. I have given a portion of it to Poey Chin, and the rest will be used to knock down my housing loan balance.

On top of that, I have got a promotion to go along with my additional responsibilities. I’ve been given a team lead role, which is within the assistant manager grade in my company.

Thanks to my immediate supervisors, managers and CTO for their confidence in me.

There is a nice increment to go along with it, but sad to say it does not matter much once you think about inflation.

As a sweet bonus, the company president gave our department a special dinner to encourage us to work harder in our upcoming system implementation.

He had the chef prepare us a 9 course Japanese meal, with ingredients flow in from Hokaido Japan. What a wonderful dining experience. It was my first taste of caviar and 500 ringgit bottle of wine.

This certainly puts me in a nice mood to celebrate the Lunar New Year!

How about you? Did you get any good news too?

16 thoughts on “A Reason To Celebrate”

  1. Congratulations! Hard work + opportunities are so potent, aren’t they?

    Adino: Yup, and such opportunities don’t come easily.

  2. I think the only good news and the only thing i’m looking forward to is my 8 days off for CNY.

    congrats on your promotion and increment.

    Adino: I’m looking forward to the holidays too!

  3. The good news is that school just started… It’s sort of “good”, but it comes with a lot of homework. 😉

    Adino: I guess you have really interesting classes.

  4. Waaa Adino…bonuses, promotion, increment, special dinner, what a start to a New Year! 🙂 Happy for you!

    As for me…nothing extraordinary 🙂

    Happy Chinese New Year to you and yours!!

    Adino: Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family too!

  5. Wao~ That must be a good beginning for the year! I got my bonus and increment already, but your dinner is awesome!!

    Happy CNY~

    Adino: Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family too!

  6. Yay for you! I’m hoping mine will be good too… still waiting for company to announce…

    Adino: I hope it will be good too, if not better!

  7. Wow, seems like u will have a awesome year ahead! Mine is not as lucky as you. But still thanks God for everything.

    Happy new year to you, Poey and baby Rachel!

    Adino: Happy new year!

  8. WAAAHHH!!
    Increment, Bonus & Promotion!
    Triple blessings!

    Where is the dinner? Open house??

    Not everyone got the same kind of good news…
    Some places.. actually salary freeze and no bonus…

    Adino: Dinner was at a Japanese restaurant. I think I am very fortunate compared to others this year.

  9. at first i thought u meant another kid was on the way. 🙂

    At this rate, Poey Chin will love you proportionately more with yr brighter prospects and higher income hahahaahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Happy Chinese New Year

    Adino: Hahaha… her love for me does not relate in any way to my income.

  10. I am happy for you, my friend. At least SOMEONE is getting an increment this year… some people even get paycuts!
    Happy CNY!

    Adino: Happy CNY to you too! Wishing you great health and a safe delivery.

  11. Happy New Year

    Wah, now leader liao

    Adino: Happy New Year to you too! Wishing you a great year of abundant business (but doesn’t that mean a lot of people will have to be sick? Hehe)

  12. Looks like you already had a bullish start to the year!

    Adino: Hope the rest of the year works out well too! But in either case I won’t be too worried. The tough times will pass.

  13. hey happy chinese new year!!!
    and no doubt its a great start for the year!
    congrats ya!!

    p/s : rachel’s xmas present is in my house in kl ler…. and is still in….hahahah

    Adino: Happy new year to you too! Wishing you a great start in your new career!

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