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mercredi, juin 07, 2017

♥ Jun

Yea, June has started. But I wanna backtrack a bit to April :p

So after getting the job offer in March, i took a few days to consider the best date to give the letter. I decided to give the resignation letter in April. The past 3 years plus (just 1 month short off to 4 years & 1 additional day of AL!!) has been an adventure. Good, exciting but also a hell of time. All my seniors left, those who came in after me, a handful of them also left. So the team members are always updated :p I always salute my senior, cos he usually does the training of newbies and also wonder what his 感想 will be when he sees them leave. When I taught newbies, and I see them leave, I always have mix feelings. Glad that they are leaving hell but sad that whatever we taught is like "no point". All these years, I'm still thankful for my seniors guidance and patience when we were working tgt. I enjoy working with my usual group of ppl, knowing the processes, living in my comfort zone. Not exactly comfortable but at least you dun have to re-learn. There's definitely pros n cons everywhere but I think without moving out / on, there's not gonna be any changes in my life. So after tendering, I used my AL to offset the 1 month notice. Cos I was going for a holiday in April. Which brings me to the next topic...

Holiday! So technically after working for 4 days, I went on 10 days AL (17 days not in office) and went to Amsterdam - Brussels - Luxembourg! It was such an exciting , nice and fun trip. Scenic wise, accommodation wise, makan wise, transport wise. Since I had push mail , I decided to glance thru my work mailbox once a while. Which after that, I gave up cos - I'm not gonna read these when I'm back in office (backdated news anyway) and since I'm leaving and handed my work over to the next planner. One of the few trips that I really enjoyed and felt relaxed.. lol..

After holidays, I only had 1 week of work cos (thankfully!) I still had half day time off n half day AL :p to offset my actual last day. Thankful that it was smooth and though I really miss the ppl there. Haha but 好马不吃回头草 :p

May started and my 9 days break started too. Haha. And also the final holiday before new job starts. I mean if you think why am I spending so much money on holidays?! I agree. I've spent too much on holidays and the excuses that I always give is because - I'm stress. :( I agree is not a good reason cos there's better ways to destress. But some how I always felt that I needed to get out of the office, and the country. I love it esp whenever I go Malaysia cos I dun usually get prepaid so no data roam :) main thrill is that I've smth to look forward ! Not just working without any target..

Holiday - this time I went to Hokkaido with the family. I mean it was good.. but I think family trips are usually v different from the ones you go with your friends. Hahaha. Angry part was I fell sick half way during the trip. I couldn't enjoy the food, sleep etc (cough like siao) so I think I must go back to Hokkaido again in future! (More excuses hehehe) went to see the doctor when I touched down and even rejected the MC that he offered! Cos it's my first day of work the next day :(

Work - I tried to eat healthy and bland, drank lotsa water. Ate lozenges. But argh the feeling of not talking! I like listening but I also like to talk... anyway my team... pretty sad that everyone before me are interns or temp staff :( so they will be leaving in due time. So technically my seniors will no longer be there with me by may, June, July, August. At 1 hand I'm really thinking - how am I going to handle the current workload without them, how am I going to learn so much within this short period?! I never worked with interns b4 in prev place, so I never really understand what they do etc hahaha. But when I see this group of interns doing so much work - the planning, the visual factory, the updating etc, I'm just so impressed. Like wah I never knew we could have interns for planning! Good thing is, we do not need to do any manhours, zepc, structure creation hahaha.. so dun need to do SAP training :p here is really a lot of planning and cont improvement here. That aside, every place is the same. You will meet ppl that's nice to work with, or not easy to work with, maybe temperamental ppl also. So haiz, hopefully I can handle them man. PMS better not get in the way. Hahaha.

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11:08 PM

mercredi, mai 10, 2017

♥ May

As I'm in the skies, on the way to the land of the rising sun, a few pointers came into my mind.

1) it's been a long while since I struggled to sleep in a night flight ! (Departs 2150, 6 hrs odd journey) perhaps I've been having sufficient sleep the past few days, that's why my body still daydream... actually another reason is cos the screen light from the seat in front of me is disruptive. The ppl in front are annoying and noisy. No, the baby (hehe abi) right in front is less disturbing than these ppl!

2) it's a family holiday trip, it's been a while since I've done gone w family!  Dunno how this will go :/

3) I'm no longer obligated to buy things for my (ex) colleagues cos I won't be meeting them! Mix feelings about it but well, I think I can psycho myself that it's cos I've insufficient $$ since I'm unemployed :)

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4:18 AM

dimanche, avril 30, 2017

♥ April

It's the last day of April.
Much things happened till this day.
With the start of a new month, comes new beginning :)

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1:45 PM

dimanche, juillet 17, 2016

♥ Post

You know how years ago, and I mean like 10 plus years ago. How ppl just blog about every little thing n every nitty thing. Rants, complaints, holidays, etc. But looks like times have changed. As much as I wanna just typed out everything that's in my head, there's smth stopping me.

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1:22 PM

dimanche, juin 05, 2016

♥ Les Miserables musical

Can't believe that I actually finally watched this musical live, TWICE! In Sydney just last April, and ytd in Singapore. Super good!!

Just found out that it was the same cast, only a few different.. thing was that Fantine's I dreamed a dream wasn't as nice as what I heard in Sydney :( same singer, maybe ytd never sing well bah. So sad. I like that the props, music and singers were really good! It was a rather fast paced musical, 3 hrs long but it still felt too fast. So of course, music play list on loop again.. lol...

Surprisingly, no one blocking our view from our seats.. it's either Asians really smaller size, else it's the way esplanade staggered their seats + the gradient of the slope.. cos I did check, in Sydney, we were sitting on the 13th row. But there's really a lot of taller ppl. Lol. This time also 13th row but no heads blocking.

Now I feel like heading to London to watch it too! 🎶🎻🎷🎼

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5:35 PM

dimanche, mai 22, 2016

♥ Personality Test 3

This is the 3rd test i took in 7 years.
1st test - 2009 - here
2nd test - 2011 - here
3rd test - 2016

Some points had changed and some still remained the same throughout the years.

Your view on yourself: 
You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties. (similar with 2011)

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for: 
You like serious, smart and determined people. You don't judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren't necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people's eyes. (similar throughout)

Your readiness to commit to a relationship: 
You prefer to get to know a person very well before deciding whether you will commit to the relationship. (similar throughout)

The seriousness of your love: 
You like to flirt and behave seductively. The opposite sex finds this very attractive, and that's why you'll always have admirers hanging off your arms. But how serious are you about choosing someone to be in a relationship with? (similar to 2009)

Your views on education:
You may not like to study but you have many practical ideas. You listen to your own instincts and tend to follow your heart, so you will probably end up with an unusual job. (similar to 2011)

The right job for you: 
You're a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you'll be set for life. (similar to 2009)

How do you view success: 
You are afraid of failure and scared to have a go at the career you would like to have in case you don't succeed. Don't give up when you haven't yet even started! Be courageous. (similar throughout sia)

What are you most afraid of: 
You are afraid of having no one to rely on in times of trouble. You don't ever want to be unable to take care of yourself. Independence is important to you. (similar to 2011)

Who is your true self: 
You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve. (totally different, which is good i guess)

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11:18 PM

jeudi, avril 28, 2016

♥ Apr

Month of April has been a bumpy month!

1st week of April - MC due to food poisoning / stomach flu... after Japan trip fell sick, initially thought it was smth I ate there, but my friend was ok. My family also kena diarrhoea & vomiting, so it was smth we ate in sg.. lol..

2nd week of April - duty week, the torture of waking up early n attending meetings. 7am in office, but good thing was I left office on time. But so what, still worked for 11 hrs.. zzz...

3rd week of April - Emotional week + OT week. Super emo week, which lead to needing to clear up the lock down file that wasn't maintained for past 1 month.

4th week of April - waking up late everyday. Surprisingly I still reached office by 8:15am, so yeah, see how early I wake up on other days.

And I'm ending April on a high note! Heading for Hong Kong on tmr night! (: yay to the long weekend too!

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11:55 AM

♥ Japan 2016

Japan trip was great yet tiring at the same time.. so much walking and standing. No doubt we bought train tickets etc, but still need to walk from train station to our hotel, or stand for 2 hours for each ride at Disney land / Disney sea... daily avg steps at least 20-30k! We were so shag.. main purpose was to see the sakura! We went to Tokyo, kyoto n osaka. We saw them at all locations but if we went a week later, it'll definitely be better. It was starting to bloom in osaka already, but we were leaving for sg in 3 days time..

the train station was pretty confusing cos there's so many lines in 1 station! However, no trains delay.. v accurate n efficient but oh man the walk! And at peak hours, train rides were really packed. Thankfully we were wearing jacket too, so it's OK to be squashed.. lol..

we refrained from buying souvenirs or goodies in town as we could get them all at the airport. All the usual Tokyo banana, shiseido cheese cake, shiroi koibito biscuits, royce choc, kit kat etc. We can get them at the departure or transit area. We got them at the departure n checked in with our luggage. The queue in the transit shop is super long! So unless u missed out more stuff, else forget it luh. You are already v tired. Lol.

Total expenditure
We took JAL flight, not the best though - $728. Arrive & depart from Tokyo haneda airport.
Hotel stay, for 5N in tokyo, 4N in 2 different hotel in kyoto - $1100 (didn't wanna do airbnb this time, breakfast all included except 1N)
Insurance = $54
Japan theme park (Disney land n sea) = $165
JR Pass = $364
Sim card = $38
Expenses = $900 (misc bus, train, park tickets, food)
= $3350 for 10 days.

It's possible to spend lesser than this, really depends on individual.
Flight - budget or non budget?
Accommodation - airbnb, hostel or capsule for experience? Get free breakfast if possible.
Attractions - free entry is avail, but some needs to pay. Depends on individual.
Transport - JR pass, unlimited daily pass, unavoidable must spend.
Food - possible to find cheap n good food! 1 meal can cost ard 500-800¥.

But it's still up to own preferences.

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11:10 AM


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