Archive | July, 2011

Little Figures, Big Smiles.

24 Jul

I traded a day of rest and chill (boring) moments at home for them!

#1. Hung hung!

#2. Qii Qii!

These two siblings have totally different personalities! One would be running up and down, climbing every box/shelf in his way while the other spends the whole day doodling/reading.

So after reading Qii her Disney Princess-themed book, I chased the little boy around the house for a bit. Not long after that, I surrendered because he is seriously energetic! I settled down to help Qii with her homework instead and was pretty impressed or more like shocked to see what kids at kindergarten are actually doing.

#3.

#4.

This little girl actually did so well in both the subjects, in fact all the subjects that she had homework that day! Impressive!

#5. All smiles after homework!

And after she completed all her work she sat down with an A4 paper and a pencil then started drawing a picture of Mickey and Minnie Mouse blowing off candles on a cake then said, “Mun Mun jie jie, this is for your birthday.”

The drawing sure made my day! 🙂

Oh well, it’s Sunday night already so there goes the weekend.

Have a good week ahead everyone! Last week of July already!

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Of Carlsbergs, Harry and Assessments

20 Jul

For unknown reasons, I feel super happy this morning when I woke up!

Probably because I haven’t had my usual 11hours sleep since Friday (oh, so I do know the reason :p) and a sleep-deprived me is super grumpy.

And yes, I need 11 hours of sleep so I was just counting to myself if I start working and needs to wake up at say, 6am everyday I will have to sleep at 7pm! wtf I’ll probably still be in the office at 7pm =.=

So anyways, things got a little busy last week. 🙂 – happy face because I feel so productive!

Yean needed an emergency meeting with us so Cass and I had a mini drinking session with her last Wednesday. 🙂

#1.

Okay, so it wasn’t really that mini cause we had quite a lot of beer that night. Well, they had most of it, I stopped after my second cup of Carlsberg cause I really don’t fancy beer. >.<

And it was so last minute, Cass and I were in the wrong dress codes for a drinking session like that. LOL But it was a really good meet up I would say. 🙂

On Thursday, I managed to meet up with my favourite friends to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. We bought our tickets a week before that so not only did we managed to get tickets on that day itself, we got pretty good seats. 🙂

#2.

As usual, we dined at one of the shops with pretty good food, comfortable environment and best of all, really really reasonable prices!

#3.

#4.

Us messing around with the iPad 2 at the store and when we couldn’t keep the original copy, we decided to take pictures of them. 🙂

The movie was really really gooooood! And I’ve been telling this over and over again, but when Voldemort died in the movie, I was actually really sad because that means it’s really over. 😦

Then on Friday, we had a networking dinner with the Boston Consulting Group. 🙂

#5. The Poo Couple!

#6. Sayang & I

The night would’ve been better if more people could come *tsk Pei Ling please sedar I’m talking about you 😛 * but it was still good to see everyone after such a long time. Hehe!

Then the following days were occupied with assessments after assessments and interviews. And yeah, that was the exhausting part of the week because whenever I have an interview coming up, I would be half awake all night. >.<

So it’s Wednesday already and I haven’t had any yumcha sessions this week. Should probably plan something. 🙂 Have a good week people!

Doubtful.

13 Jul

Over and over again, people ask me “What sort of position are you looking for in this organization?”

I find myself thinking hard, listing all the departments they have in my head, going through the departments and their job scopes and trying to relate myself to them. Somehow, I always say something very general for the sake of getting through that question.

Up until today, I don’t know if it’s because I haven’t really think hard enough or it’s plainly because I wasn’t meant to enter that organization or that field in particular.

People always say, do something you love and you know, that’s not even a job to you anymore.

But how much of reality can you apply to that? Can you really just do something you’re so passionate about without taking into considerations, the prospects of it in the long term and of course, how much are you going to take home every month?

Or how much your parents have hoped and expected to see of you, after years of effort and never-ending sacrifices?

Never before have I given much thought to how I would want to pursue something I’m really passionate about, up until today.

I’ve heard to recordings, watched videos and I’m even reading an article based on a true story which is 100 pages long. And after every piece of material, I feel so motivated, so determined about doing something and I’m even cracking my head, preparing myself for the coming assessment.

Why. Why do I have to doubt my choices now.

The rebel in me died off long ago, and I don’t think I want to go against my parents anymore.

But if I don’t do this now, will opportunities like these come again?

So many questions. So many doubts.

Sigh.

Frustrated Betul!!!

7 Jul

There are so many reasons for me to be frustrated.

Reason #1: I’m still UNEMPLOYED!

9th July is special to me, not just because it has been on the headlines for weeks now, it’s because on that very day I’m officially unemployed for two months.  Two freaking months can you believe it?! For someone who’s been sending resumes out since even before she was having her exams, two months of unemployment, bumming around at home officially pronounces her as useless!

#1. TWO MONTHS ALREADY?!

Reason #2: Interviews do not excite me anymore

I used to have a virtual countdown calendar in my head every time I get an interview. I would think of what to wear, do copies of my certificates and bind them nicely then make my mom iron my clothes nicely, study real hard on the company, current issues and everything else then tuck myself in early to get enough sleep. Now I simply take down the time and date then just forget about it until the interview’s the next day! And no, I still don’t feel excited or even nervous about it!!!

#2. Inter-whaaaa?

Reason #3: I have a to-fetch-who timetable now

Closely linked to reason #1, I am now the official driver of the house! I have a number of specific time in the day that I will have to fetch whom and settle what chores. Started out as a somewhat temporary replacement for my Dad, I think I just made it to a permanent one now. Well, this one is not so frustrating because it somehow makes me feel productive.

#3. =D

Okay so scratch reason #3,

Reason #3 (new): I am now at the Grandmaster rank in Tetris Battle

Also closely linked to Reason #1, I resort to playing games on Facebook just to pass time almost everyday! And because I’ve been playing so frequently I’ve moved up ranks in Tetris Battle till I cannot win those challengers anymore. They’re like computerized Gods of Tetris Battle (wait, are they?), they can continuously send lines after lines then make you KO then KO again. =.= And I don’t want to lose my rankings so I eventually stopped playing.

Reason #4: Running out of things to do to pass time

Because I hate losing, I stop playing. And when I don’t play, I have really nothing else to do.

#4.

Reason #5: No $$$

No work = no income = money in purse only decreases and will become zero in no time. Simplest equation to make just anyone frustrated.

#5.

Reason #6: I cannot make the hula hoop stay for more than 5 rounds.

I even resorted to the rattan hula hoop that weighs like at least a kilo or two and attempt to play with it to lose some weight. No, I do not know how to handle hula hoops and no thanks to my stupidity got myself patches of blues and blacks. But on a brighter note I feel like I at least triggered some muscles at the stomach area because it hurts like mad now whenever I use them ie. when laughing. This is what the Chinese call, ‘lo lei sui’

Reason #7: The Nokia antique died on me

Friends always say my handphone is like my heart beat. True story, I didn’t make that up myself. When my SE failed to respond, I was grateful to have a Nokia as replacement. The antique I got only had two functions that well, basically served all my needs – that is to call and SMS. And Nokia being Nokia, their keypads are something worth crediting. I had no problem SMS-ing four pages long SMS because it was so fun and easy to type with. Then one day, that antique decided to not respond to its charger and switched to its ‘Test Mode’. That was what that’s written on the display.

#6. Exact same one!

Reason #8: To write a post with pictures, I have to actually Google them

Yes, pictures from this post are all from my good friend Google. I think I’m beginning to rely on him too much now. When Dad suggested KFC for lunch because his colleagues said there was a new promotion, I Googled to confirm if there was really such a promotion immediately. But Google told me “No, don’t have” so our KFC lunch tak jadi.

This is how bored and frustrated I am now with life. I am always praying for good news but it’s always just semi-good ones – calls to tell that I’ve passed this stage, I can go to the next one instead of calls that actually offer me a permanent job. Not that I’m complaining but really, I’m just disappointed with myself.

Two months. That’s much longer than what I’ve prepared myself for.

#7.

Oh well, fingers crossed that I’ll get ONE WHOLE good news soon! 🙂