Monday, August 4, 2008

Snapshot - I Need Help...Again!

I have to admit that i'm VERY bad at remembering names of the people i meet...and more often than not it is VERY embarrasing when people still remember my name when i bump into them later again...kita pun terpaksa la buat2 macam kita ingat nama dia...there was one instance i was with my mrs and we bump into an acquaintance i just met a few months ago then...my mrs ni pulak tau yang i got this disease...so masa i nak introduce this person to my mrs i introduce him as melanhg-jam (sebab kita ingat suku kata belakang nama dia je - Jam)...u know how we normally emphasise the sound that we only remember la kan...bunyi yang kuat Jam je...yang sebelum tu bblllrrr-JAM...u know what i mean?...so my mrs ni pulak ambik peluang la nak kena kan kita...dia buat2 tak dengar and ask me to repeat a few times...my face turned red immediately and nasib baik la this person introduced himself to her after my many failed attempts...

So any tips to cure this disease?...

27 comments:

Jocko said...

Bro Ku Meran,,,
aper kater demo wat program radio, ala ala combine DJ Suria + with new dj jemputan...hari2...
peserta tak kira dtg dr golongan mana tetapi mesti sporting... sure ramai yg nak try...

Engku Emran said...

hi jocko...bunyi macam org ganu je bro ni? anyway bagus gok cadangang tuh...ganu manno nih?

Enche' Adykasyah said...

How to easily remember names?
It's easy.. Treat them like your own family..
Can u forget your brothers and sisters?

marinahunny said...

wahhh..abg emran pndai ckp ganu ek..? huhuu..saya pun org ganu jg..actually org mmg cpt kenal abg emran coz glamour n dikenali ramai but i got 1 tip for u to ingat balik org2 yg baru jmpa..cth:- bila 1st time berkenalan dgn sesorang yg baru n dia bgtau nama dia, dan utk mengingati nama org tu abg emran cuba reka sesuatu ataupun gelaran utk dia(ni utk abg emran cpt ingat, n jgn smpai org lain tahu..).. try lah, mana tau menjadi..

Aminah said...

Assalamualaikum Emran,

Akak pun have that problem of remembering names and I used to do what you did but after a while, I told myself, who am I kidding? Age is catching up with me I guess...so, now, kalau jumpa orang and tak ingat nama, instead of panicking, I just come out right and say "I'm so sorry, I know you but nama tak ingat...." hahhahaha....and the other party will say "ohh...tak pe, I'm so and so..." Phew!

Kirim salam to your lovely mrs!

Regards
Kak Mint

Jocko said...

aku kelate, junior member demo. Azirruan... demo buat roadshow cam skang pun best jugok. Kawe slalu tgk budak2 demo rajin2 wat keja, mcm show kat cyberjaya siap ngan geng2 motor besar. Aperkato demo anjurkan skali Motorshow secara kecilan. Sure ramai amatur nak join

Engku Emran said...

hi enche...tq fr the advise...sebenar nya bukan nye kita sakit hati ke ape kita tau dia melawak je...sebab kita pun selalu kacau cik puan kita tu...so enche jgn salah faham k...anyway cadangan saudara tentang cara nak ingat nama tu bagus sekali...tq bro

Engku Emran said...

hi marinahunny...ayahanda kita org besut...jadi boleh la kita kecek kelete ngan ganu skek skek...cadangan marina pun bagus jugak tuh...nanti kawe tra praktik kang...

Engku Emran said...

hi kak mint...jadi kita ni sekapal la ek...ya thats prolly the best way to handle it kan...ngaku je lah...will convey ur salam to her...tq fr the tip...

Engku Emran said...

Hi jacko...ohh demo junior azziruan...kitorang panggil dia jiwe...jiwe memang member baik kawe...kita dulu sebilik masa kat rmc katil sebelah2...

[yAN!e][pUTraJAya] said...

salam singgah kat blog Engku Emran...

tak nak wat rancangan utk Mahasiswa mcm kat THR.FM dulu ker?

bleh tarik lebih ramai pendengar di kalangan pelajar dan student IPT...

(^_^)

nurul azmie said...

hi abg EE,
bab ingat mengingat ni sy pn fail.
1st jumpa je ingat nama2 dorg..
pastu hampeh. bgs gak topic ni, leh tumpang sekaki. hahaha..

anyway, salam to yr mrs.

p/s : minta tlg abg EE tanyakan kpd kak erra, nape myspace dia dh x aktif lg?? susah btul nk tau xtvt dia skrg ni. sori klu lari topik yer. please come join us @ www.ucapkanlahonline.tk (jgn publish ek p/s ni!!)

Sakura said...

Ganu kiter rupanya;-)Saya pun sejak dulu sampai sekarang cam Abg Emran gak suka tak ingat nama walaupun ingat muka.Maybe sebab dulu kecik - kecik selalu terantuk la, jatuh motor & pokok la...'WAYAR' ada shot sikit.hehehehe( mentang2 le baru belajar bab Bio neoron semalam)..Tapi mak saya cakap kalau nak mudah ingat kena tengok benda yang baik2 & elok2 (your wife very pretty:-) ok tu).kena mengaji dan makan makanan yang takde semut.hehehehe....Insya - allah la.Tapi kalau dah tak ingat, tak ingat juga kan...All the best!

Daniel Emran said...

hmm, i rasa baik mengaku je lah....
like sorry i tak ingat your name lah....
mcm abah i, dia selalu bantai name org yg di atak ingat tu mat
what ever mat lah.... until my mom kata tak ingat baik ngaku je.... not at that instant lah biar dia sembang2 dulu then baru lah ckp like...eh! what can i call you tadi ye.... so dia nak bagitau pun mcm tak lah rasa offended sngt sebb kita dah dgr ceta diakan....and hoping that while dia ceta kita dah boleh ingat name diakan.....

lagi satu you can associatekan name dia dgn even yang u attended, may be it will help sikit lah kot

emran... ajar lah erra buat blog mcm ni.... so that people can talk to her too... like this.... but avoid talking about her show and what not but talk about life and thing she do see around her....
that will be interesting i thing....
my two cent.... :-)

hanitha said...

emran, biasak la tu tk ingat namer...lebih2 lgk klu tk selalu jumper ehehehe... mintak maaf je la.. ehehehe.. i sokong cadangan daniel emran, nk erra ader blog sendrik..ya la, anta email tk reply pon huhuhu...
take care

Ida said...

Just be honest, am sure being honest will make the other party forgive you almost instantly.. err.. perhaps after you kena sakat pasal ada "disease memory low" macam ni.. ;)

kaklynn said...

Mr EE, its true what they said, just fess up and said sorry, you can't recall his/her name. Just ask them their names. Honesty is the best policy instead of d guessing game, hehehe!

By the way, let me share some info I have read previous month on memory. Some food do help such as ONIONS - contain sulphur compound that can improve memory.
POMEGRANATE JUICE is beneficial as well as BILBERRY/BLUEBERRY helps too.
OMEGA-3 - sources from fish oil, flaxseed oil/salmon.

Not that am expert but no harm, if u try, eh!!

P/S i wld like to congrate ur mrs for being top 5 Best Actress, this coming FFM21. If u want to test her memory, i was in the team to Istandbul, Turkey 3 years ago. The trip was great and sure remembered ever since!!

Engku Emran said...

hi ida...tq for the great idea in ur earlier comment...ya i know that concept...won't publish it for obvious reasons...

Engku Emran said...

hi all...wah ramai betul bagi tip2 bernas nih...tapi kalau kita juz admit yg kita lupa it still doesn't cure my disease (i agree thats the best way jugak)...coz the issue is i want to be able to remember people's name...as i believe it is very important that we make an effort to improve our shortcomings...but i like tips that some of u shared here about associating name with events and giving nick names to them...also tip2 utk makan ni makan tu...nanti kita suruh my mrs beli kat kedai and kita try k...so will keep u guys updated on the status of my memory...heheh...

Anonymous said...

Hi Emran,

Greetings to you and Fazira.

With regards to memorizing names - I am not sure if when you meet a new person you exchange business cards ?

If you do, keep those name cards safe till you get back to the office routine. Spend some time writing dates (when met) behind the card and the venue you met (which function) the person. You have to do it yourself (and not support staff doing them). That itself, is the first step of memorizing.

After that, log them into your address book, Citrix or which ever software you are on.

I am sorry, I know you don’t have all day to sit and to key-in business cards to your contact list on your own, but this is a simple step to remember names sir.

With regards to a suggestion for Fazira to blog - I like the idea very much, so can you have a sub-blog in this blog ? LOL !! Meaning that if we want to be in touch with either it is the same blogspot. kik..kik..kik… just my two cents brain talking here.

From : Yellow Rose of Texas

Engku Emran said...

hi yellow rose of texas...wow thats a great tip but banyak kerja la...n then some more kalau that person tak bawak biz card how?...nway u come across to me as a person whos very organised...and u must be a lady right?...tulah men juz dont hv the patience to do all that la...again its a brilliant tip...thnx fr sharing...on the mrs blog thingy...hahaha im not quite sure i wanna do that (but thats a cheeky suggestion tho n great attempt)...remember in my very first posting i mentioned what BML is all about...nway i dont think she wants that too...but like i said she will start blogging soon...masih tgh racun dia lagi ni...maybe i shud keep her posted of the many requests by her fans here...

edzlin007 said...

hi mr emran. it may happen because you meet lots of people every day.

i only know about nutritious. because that's what the doctor gave me. drink milks, having kurma or jus kurma (take it daily), kismis.
and err, quit smoking maybe. cause it kills ur neuron in ur brain

besides that, i'm too having the same problem like you.hehehe

lakebuyan said...

A good teacher is the one who can remember his students' names and in your case is the other way around..hehe

Engku Emran said...

hi lakebuyan...i dont quite get what u mean...but since u laughed i oso want to laugh la...hahahahaha...

jc said...

Listen to the person's name. If you miss it or find a few seconds later that you've already forgotten it, say "I'm sorry I missed your name.
Repetition helps engrave the name in your memory.The best way to exercise your brain to do this is to make some kind of connection with the person and their name (be inventive)...this really does help.
Cheers

debab girl said...

heylo bro....
saya pun jenis pelupa....bukan takat nama....arah jalan pun sama....failed gilerss...sbb tu kalau pegi mana2,mahu kena pikir berjam2,arah jalan yg nk dituju....hahahhaa
kekadang tu benda yg baru buat pun boley terlupa.........
itu lagi teruk.....

tp utk senang ingt seseorg...kena kenal perilaku dia....itu mmg cepat ingt....

p.a.y.a.t.c.r.a.n.e.i.n.c said...

ahha...i got this too
but this is sheer funny!
hahaha