Let’s see … 47 hours more to go before the project I am working on goes live. Whew. There was lot of last minute issues that we still have. Very busy since 5AM this morning. Helping the team keep calm and focus their attention to the most crucial ones is what I am gonna do. At this stage a few balls will be dropped but the team worked their butts off already. They are all committed to give their 101% and that is I can ask for. Time to let go and let the team weave their magic. All they need is for me to let them do their job … and to trust them to pull through. Am swinging into the “protect the team” mode.
I just shot off a “48 Hours: The Readiness for RE030 Cutover” email as an update to management. Complex delivery with 8 teams to coordinate. Time to chill for the next hour or so. I can’t go far from my desk and so just went to Cattle Cafe. This place is just 2 minutes walk away.
This places sways busy during … lunch time. Always a wait. But it clears fast. You need to leave your name in the counter book.
I did not have to wait long. Got a table for 1 instantly. Bigger party got to wait.
No fuss this time. Just got Laksa. I asked for ramen instead of the standard rice noodle. Wish they have egg noodle. Laksa is great with egg noodles. Good deal for just $7.50 with a drink.
I always get the laksa. I also like the $9 Cajun Chicken with rice. Also known as African Chicken.
They are efficient but given the crowd, you gotta be patient here. Either that or come at a slower time.
It is also bustling. I want to say noisy which it really is but maybe bustling is a kinder word. Some times I can’t win. If I say noisy some gets offended that I crtiticize their fav resto. If I say bustling, they say I am hiding something. You just don’t know the emails I get. :-)
Just can’t please everyone. Gosh! It sure takes long for the food to come. Can’t wait to get back to my desk! Been in here for almost 15 mins already.
Two guys next to me had the Cajun Chicken rice. Smells nice. Dare not ask them if I can take a pix of their plate.
Finally here. Color is an angry red which is a good sign. Means it is hot and it is. A bit on a light side unlike Malaysian style which is richer made by coconut milk. This will do.
I get a choice of two toppings. I had beef tendon and pig skin. Awesome type of meat. My fav.
Too much noodle. I knew I could not finish all the carb. I will concentrate on just the toppings and the soup.
Drink I had was hot milk tea. Sugar on the side. Two packets for me. Tea was not too shabby.
15 mins wait. 10 minutes typing on the iPhone. 5 minutes to gobble everything down. Got to run.
Gosh. 46 hours to go-live!