My blog posts are gonna be intermittent. Get used to it. Updates?
- Civil Service College has offered me a permanent position. I'll be meeting up with the HR executive tomorrow to discuss my remuneration package before I make my decision. I would love to stay considering many factors. My team is awesome. I'm getting into the groove of my job scope. It's conveniently thirty minutes away from home. Of course, it's not what I envisioned myself doing, but I feel I can spare a year doing this for the experience.
- I have more chins now.
- I have more chins now.
- I have more chins now.
I want a crazy, quirky home like this in future! How cute is this?
These are the YSL iconic arty oval rings that I want so badly. Aren't they just madly cool? Seriously. I need to find out if they're sold in Singapore. They cost around 200 USD, which is around 260 SGD. Sigh. Early birthday present anyone?
It's a Saturday and my whole afternoon was encumbered with mindless chores. I'm broke until I get my pay next week so I guess I'll be home the entire weekend, which is not such a bad thing really. I'm going to catch up on all my shows, read, and watch a couple of movies and, oh yes eat good food.
My grandmother's here for her monthly stayover. I hope she does not annoy me with her incessant nagging about my singlehood. For the past couple of months, her nagging revolved around my unemployment, and since that's resolved now, she's going to go at it again! Intervening grandmothers are not always a good thing.
My temp stint at the Civil Service College is coming along fine thanks to the temp guys who are so much fun to be around. I've been having a lot of fun actually. Yesterday was Leonard's last day and it was kinda sad to see him leave. Although I haven't known him long, we got along so well and he's such a laugh. I'm gonna miss him. And next week is Hafiz's last day. I tried to convince him to extend his contract but he won't budge! Well, I don't blame him. He has been temping for over 3 months now and he just wants to take a break before he enlists in NS. And that leaves me with nobody to hang out with! I hope the new temp guys will be as fun.
I slept decadently this weekend. Now I'm so well rested and wide awake. I foresee myself staring into darkness tonight hoping for sleep to befall.
I watched 'Enthiran' last night. Don't be mistaken. I was not one of the horde of people who were anticipating the release of the film and fervently booking the tickets. The only reason I had to sit through this three hour film in the theater was because my uncle went ahead to book us all tickets and I couldn't bail. Shankar, as always, blew us away with the cinematography, song sequences, locations, sets, and costumes. Aish looked amazing in the film. I personally thought that the plot is a little far-fetched, but I reckon a lot of people will still probably think it's an amazing film considering the fact that such a film is afterall a first of its kind in Kollywood.
You know when I said temping at DBS was alright? Scratch that. It downright sucked. The freaking office is a madhouse I tell you. And the office is so depressing! Grey carpeted floor, white walls and ceiling, white fluorescent lights... do i need to go on? I couldn't even see the light of day! A couple of days later the only thought my exhausted brain could harbour was... WHAT IN THE NAME OF GOD HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO? Seriously, there's no way someone like me could ever survive in a bank environment. All these banking jargon thrown my way and having to master the customer care system in a matter of days was no mean feat. So... I chickened out and called it quits.
So of cos I had to be proactive and managed to find another job. The number one motivation was of course my depleting bank balance. So I went for an interview for a temp admin position today at the Civil Service College and got the job immediately. I start Thursday. It's a three-month contract, and I'm just glad that it's so conveniently half an hour away from home. Now three months is ample time for me to find a permanent job I hope. I'm really hoping to find an events/PR position. Damn, nobody told me it was this hard to find a job that you actually like. Call me picky, but I'm not going to settle for just anything. Wish me luck.
I just went through a 12-hour ordeal. No kiddin. My laptop crashed on me this morning at 4 while I was watching Glee and I was unable to successfully restart it. You know that hideous, scary black screen with all the computer jargons? It just kept saying 'main system file corrupted'. THE HORROR! My current toshiba (okay the honest truth is, it actually belonged to my dad. but i declared it mine after my compaq died on me last year. and consequently, my dad had to get himself another laptop. yes i'm a brat) has never given me any problems and it's one of the best PCs I've used. Also considering the fact that I have a million photos and songs that I haven't backed up, you can imagine just how harrowing it was for me to know that I might possibly lose everything. I swear, I might have been depressed for months if that really happened.
I went to bed this morning chanting 'this is just a dream... this is just a dream'. And no, it wasn't a dream. I don't know what I did, but I managed to revive it. But I highly doubt it was me at all. It must have been a divine intervention, I'm sure.
So thank you God. Thank you for saving my toshiba.
Okay I know, I am probably the worst blogger on the face of earth. I've just been caught up with things and you know just plain lazy. Bite me.
I am no longer working for the menopausal bitch of a boss. All her pent up sexual frustrations will send anyone running for the door. I completed my 2-month contract and decided not to continue. I enjoyed the work I did, but I don't regret my decision because there's no way I'm going to grovel my months there. Just thinking about what I went through working for her gives me shudders.
So until I find myself another permanent job (hopefully in events or PR), I am temping at DBS. It's been alright.
It has been a busy month, with Eid and all. It's the same every single year, yet it's different. You know what I mean?
This Michael Kors watch is currently on the top in my wish list.
I will make sure I own this by the end of the year!
It's exasperating how the weekends fleet! I spent the entire weekend at home. Surprisingly, I spent a lot of time watching TV. I'm usually slumped in front of my laptop but ever since I started working, I'm using my laptop less frequently. In fact, I didn't switch my laptop on this whole week until Friday. That's a first for me.
Work's been.... challenging. I'm struggling to stay on top of everything now that Lia's left. There are just so many things to learn and it's just really daunting being under the watchful eye of my boss, and having to perform up to her expectations. She threw a bitch fit on Thursday. Don't want to get into the details of that but I'll tell you this much... It wasn't pretty. It was definitely not a good week for me.
I just hope this coming week is better. If things don't go well, I always have my impending pay check to cheer me up. I'm already making mental shopping lists.
I had the kinda day that just puts a smile on my face even after it's long over. I needed this after a tiring week at work. Headed to Shafizan's place to visit him cos he had a minor tonsils operation. Poor dude has to be on a liquid diet for at least a week. Spent some time there before heading over to the Osena Headquarters. Had a mini gathering at my grandma's place to welcome the brand new addition to the Osena family. Alif! I swear, he's such a sweetheart of a cat. My heart melts just looking into his big innocent eyes. I want a cat too! My mom's colleague has a 'garfield' cat she wants to give away and my mom is in for it, BUT my dad is so against the idea! He's such a killjoy!
Anyways, here are a few photos of Alif for you to squeal at. He'll steal your heart too.
The flash from the camera makes him look scary, but isn't he a beauty?
I really ought to sleep now. I'm surprised I haven't lost consciousness since that always happens to me during the first week of work after a long hiatus. I literally black out in the midst of watching tv or when I'm on my lappie, and the next thing I know it's three in the morning and I'm still wearing the make-up and clothes I wore to work. It usually sends me into a fit of exasperation.
So anyways, work's been great so far. Just because I foresee myself mentioning these people quite frequently in my future posts, Irene Gomez is my boss and Lia is my only other colleague. Both of them are pretty damn cool by the way. Lia's going to leave next week because she's going to pursue her Master's but thankfully she'll be coming in to the office on a part-time basis so I don't get too lonely. She's been so helpful and I'm just really grateful I can take her lead because when she initially joined the company, she didn't have anyone to guide her step by step. The office is so damn pretty. I'll try to take photos when I'm alone in the office and post them soon.
I really need sleep now before I crash and burn while blogging.
I'm having the Sunday blues. You know the dreadful feeling that starts in the pit of your stomach and works its way all over as dusk falls? I can't believe I'm starting work tomorrow. I mean I'm supposed to be excited but I feel nothing but dread right now. This is so not cool. I haven't even started my job and I'm already feeling like crap. I reckon it's just one of those 'summer's over' moods. No more late nights. No more late night korean! THE HORROR! No more late night phone conversations (marni and shanthi, take note). I need to get my messed up sleeping pattern back on track. The first week's gonna be tough. I foresee massive headaches, raccoon eyes, and i-hate-work mental tantrums.
I just got back home from a wedding. Same old, same old. I was telling my brother that in my twenty-three years of existence, the one thing that has remained passe is an indian muslim wedding. Which makes me come to a deduction that perhaps it's because a majority of indian muslims just simply revel in the past. I would want my wedding to be a novelty. I'll totally break the typical.
Massive headache. I think it's definitely the Davidoff perfume that's causing it. All three instances I've used it, I ended up with a pounding head. That can't be a coincidence.
I fell asleep while watching korean last night and woke up with twenty-hours-old make up on my face. Yuck. I need to start treating my skin better.
So yesterday Shangz and Shanthi came over to my place to hang out. We kinda had a mini soiree. Fun! Although the whole point of the meet up was to stuff our faces with decadent food, I hardly did. I have the most irritating appetite that starts acting up way past the acceptable time for food ingestion! So anyways, we huddled together and screamed ourselves silly watching part two of 'REC', which might I add, is a really good sequel. I think it has to be one of the freakiest shows I've watched. I ended up going to be bed parched last night because I was too afraid to make a trip down to my kitchen. I kept seeing flashes of raging flesh eating freaks in my head. So not cool.
Remember Ricky Martin's once upon a time WC theme song that goes like ... 'Here we go! Ale! Ale! Ale! Go! Go! Go! Ale! Ale! Ale!'? It keeps playing in my head (thanks to Marni). I've decided to support Spain in the finals. Not that I've ever been into soccer but c'mon, it's the World Cup (although it really is quite inconsequential in my life)! I don't want to be such a wet blanket, and besides, how cute is Torres! Oh and also because I think I belong in Spain (haha just cos i love to annoy Aishah)!
I'm basking in my last three days of bumping around. Starting Monday, I'm officially an employee of Corporate Media Services. I'm really excited! The job scope encompasses the kinda things I enjoy; writing and events management to name a few. I'm going to go in with an open mind and learn as much as I can. I know that every job has some sort of drudgery attached to it (i learned that not every thing is hunky dory in the working world while interning); as long as I keep it together I know I'll be alright.
PS: Take notes on blogging Marni! Relinquish the morbid blogger in you. Hate me. :)
Okay so here I am again with yet another blog. It was kind of an impulsive decision. I'm not feeling any blogger remorse. Yet. Haha. I can't even remember how many blogs I've abandoned in the past, so I'm going to work extra hard trying to update this regularly. I guess I've always enjoyed writing and I actually miss it quite a bit. And I also think it's a great way to brush up on my writing skills as I'd be doing a lot of that in my new job (wish me luck on keeping it!).
So anyways, this is going to be MY little space where I'll be talking/ranting/bitching/lamenting/expressing/gushing/(you get the drift) about just anything.
I'm going to try and fix up my blog a little bit now.