Saturday, October 31, 2009

SG Flyers

Singapore Flyers
Firstly, big thank you to Fiz, Nat, and Faz for making this evening fun and full of laughter. I got so tired that my cheekbones feel so numb laughing. Thank you to Singapore Flyers for the wonderful ride to see the skyline of our homeland and the developments that are coming up.

When we reached there, one of the personnel in the management greeted us, at first he was quite lost perhaps they thought we're suppose to be older or something, just like most other people we dealt with. Then on, he let us in, guided by another staff. Thanks to him once again, for making our entrance hassle free, without having to queue, or even wait for him (because he waited for us, how professional). Thankfully everything was arranged before hand because there was a long queue of people that time at the ticketing counter.

We were lucky not only because of above-mentioned, we witnessed lightning striking buildings and all. It was something that you don't witness everyday. So, despite not having the opportunity to see the sunset due to Act of God, we were kinda optimistic about it. I guess this is what they call a blessing in disguise.

At the lobby after the ride, I had this feeling I will bump into my classmates and true enough, Jo, JY, Becky and Meimei was there to call me out, and I was like "Oh my God! Here you are!" and they are true blue stalkers. Just kidding!

We then had a bus chasing sequel to end the day. It was epic.

BBQ - Photography Club
This evening I was suppose to be at the Photography's Club BBQ party, however, because of rain at the beach, it was called off. Sadly, I can't meet Mdm Riah, Ms Chiam, and Mdm Yuslina tonight. On the upside, Nat, Faz and I will be heading to Mdm Riah's place to make up for this. I look forward to this.

Subaru Challenge
I am suppose to volunteer for the upcoming Subaru Challenge tomorrow and the day after. I am pretty excited about it to see how these people really endure putting their hands on a car for several hours/days. Imagine putting my hand with my sweaty palms and you will see water dripping down the car body. Anyway, point is, due to some circumstances, I am not able to make it on both days (initially it was only for one day). Whoever who will be replacing me, have fun taking over my place.

I know some of you will ask, no matter what, "How's school?". Okay, sum up, busy, detailed wise, each day poses a challenge, which I like it very much, and what I mean here is in terms on time management. Exceptionally this semester involves a lot of calculation, which is not one of my many strengths.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Quick Update

First Week
First week of school is fun and I'm overloaded with information. Long lectures, complex calculations, and long winded statements that I bet I need to memorise a lot of them for exam. I miss all my classmates and seeing them makes me so happy, especially after 6 weeks of break and catching up on our attachment experience. Surely it's one of our many life experiences that we could share.

Fiz's Birthday
We know it was late for our friends birthday celebration, because that time one of us was hospitalised. Anyway, it was a surprise. It was planned quite a long time ago taking advantage of 'my situation'. I do hope he is well surprised with our plans. Anyway, we're planning something for ourselves next year. Hope it comes true!

Anyway, we had our cheap-thrill last night. It was hilarious, and looking at some photographs in Nat's Macbook and learning how to Tweet via SMS and laugh at some "act-cute" photographs as well was so fun.

This week's weekend is packed with outings and school work. I had a list of things to do in my phone which includes my laundry. Today I went to Johor to one of my relatives house, and played with firecracker at their house. It was fun (yet scary, in case it burns your face or something), the food was good, and we got to thank her for showing us around the town. Like tourist, I know! Enjoy the video posted to you!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thank You

Today marks the last day of my attachment in the company I am working for. The past six weeks have been full of ups and downs, and for the past six weeks too, I learn more than what the objective of it has to offer.

Yes, what I have to learn I have learnt, that is to understand the working life, and probably understand that school is way more fun than work. Enough said.

I learn both what is good and bad, made decisions, and listen to not only one side of a story. And yes, the gift that was given to me which says "In our office there isn't much to see, but what you hear makes up for it". Indeed, you don't get to see the sun, nor rain, even if there's a riot out there, you wouldn't know, but you will hear people talking about the news, about what happened in the morning, so on and so forth. What's more, office gossips and politics.

By experiencing this job and sideline, I now understand more how the system exactly works, and how hard it is to be rejected, but at the same time, sound happy and overcome fear the next moment in the name of professionalism.

I've done beyond what is expected, I did my best. As an intern, I do hope I do make a mark in everyone's working life there. Even if new interns are taking over my place, I hope my aura will still be there. I went beyond the line, not only me though, the decorations and all. Although to some it may sound pointless, but the effort that was put in, and the images pasted comes with a hope that I will be remembered.

I would like to thank those who helped me during my first few days at work, and thanks to Margaret for the wonderful support and knowledge. Thank you to the colleagues sitting close to me like Kak Dian, Banu, Riaz, Sudesh and the rest in "Little India" for helping me through and reminding me of my purpose being there.

Thank you to the "Geylang Serai" too which includes Reanne who was an intern leaving with me. Reanne did help me a lot when I first came in too, and the entertainment by people like Kak Azza, Shima, Sabrina, Jezz, Sarah, and people alike. You people never fail to wet my pants laughing. Yes, "Ketua Mesyuarat Tingkap" has left and I think you will find replacement soon.

The "Chinatown" people like Boon See and people around, thank you for updating me on my e-mails. Otherwise I would not have bothered to read them.

Thank you to Isaac who treated me lunch a day before my final day, and thanks to Suraya for being such a wonderful supervisor. Would not have made it without those motivating ingredients.

To those new interns who will be taking over my place, have fun working. Knowing you all for just two days has been great, and all the best!

"Kalau ada sumur di ladang, boleh kita menumpang mandi. Kalau ada umur yang panjang, boleh kita berjumpa lagi."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Back to School

Raya Gathering
Last weekends gathering was memorable and I am glad that I could catch up with those who came. Thanks to those who came. God knows how much I appreciate it. For those who cannot make it, I understand. After which a few of my friends came over to my house for visiting.

Fiz's Birthday
I would like to take this opportunity to wish one of my best friends a wonderful and happy birthday. Knowing him since primary school was a pleasure and I remember vividly all those adventurous things we did when we were young. Despite growing with unforgiving time, we do keep in touch and find new adventures. He has been a wonderful friend of mine.

Start of school
Internship is ending soon! I am so excited to be back to school at the same time I will miss all my internship buddies and colleagues who had taught me a lot of things in working life, as well as personal tips which nowhere on earth could be found except in the office! I will miss all those fun and laughter, as well as daily challenges. Clearly this holiday is not as bad as I thought although I expect longer holidays to spend time with myself.

Exam Fest
Hari raya and Deepavali this year probably does not favour our schedule with primary and secondary school exams. I would like to wish all my Hindu friends a happy deepavali and to my students and those related, all the best for your exams!