Non stop work!
It's amazing how the people in my company actually get the time to do anything else besides their work and entertain their clients. Here I am and its really late at night already ...BUT I am still stuck in the office. All I want now is a hot shower, a nice dinner and maybe read up on my proposal for the BIG BOSS tomorrow...boy...am I scared!!
See....even my nice evening/night of rest is interupted with work. Where else is time for anything else? Well...I am still here as the head of my team is going off to Bangkok leaving his partner and little old intern ME?? to fend for ourselves with all the whole pile of work. Goodness I am already working like crazy and MORE WORK???
It's amazing how people here have time for their families ....some even with little babies and have the time to plan the baby's first birthday party...some clubbing maniacs still have time to fulfill their love...some have time to club hop and also look for shoe bargains...the best...have time to call his gf twice a day for at least 30 mins....WOW!
Anyhow, I finally do understand what my brother was saying when he said that working life feels like there is no purpose to living everyday. Each day is the same thing...yeah its a different client so different faces but I believe the issues are the same...more or less...in one way or another....and then its back to the basics of planning and solving problems...and blah blah blah...
But does it really have to end there? What is it bout working that so seems make everyday boring and monotonnous? That drains the dreams out? Does it?
Working people out there...help me answer this so called mystery of life...is it really like tat? What really happened? How do you solve it?
Confused and sick..
P.S. ~ Those who curious to know...flu and cough and fever...kakakak....
First 3 days of interning.....
Congratulations Erin! This is my 3rd day of interning in a advertising company and I survived. Well, I am making more mistakes then learning. I am such a quiet intern that people are getting damn scared to see if I am learning anything or not. The thing is for me…the questions come later so when I do have the time….everyone else is too busy to answer it anymore. Here…people are constantly on the move…the only person here bored enough to do anything else other than work is me…good or not?? That I do not know!
In the past 3 days I had done lots of stuff that is so unexpected. One the first day…I had to take the cab to work as me…for the first time ever….woke up too late…as the place is real far…to take a bus I got to wake up around at 6 am and then take the 6.45 bus….so I had to rush…and because it was jammed…I arrived just in time only that the cab driver couldn’t find the right building and I do not know which building it was. So I spent around RM3 on cab payment for him to walk around to look for it. But the thing is…I never asked him to help me…I asked him to stop me at the side and I would look for it. Good thing is without him helping me I wouldn’t have found it. It takes 2 buses to reach my work place…*sigh*…total torture…4 hours plus of bus ride travel a day
Next, when I did arrive ready to fork out my apology…my boss decided to not turn up for the meeting. He got me to sit around waiting for him…until around 1 pm where this girl asked me to join her to see a photo shoot…unexpectedly….there was where I met my boss…which gave me another surprise…he was like my brothers age…maybe about 5 to 10 years older than me….and he owns this internationally renown company?
The next day was worse…as the boss was too busy I sat around for practically 6 hours doing nothing and I did not have my laptop…so I was doomed to entertain myself with all the rubbish around me…till I was assigned to do some work…at around 5 pm plus which only allowed poor little me home at 8 pm….goodness…almost 16 hours of work and travel!!!
This morning was worst….I could have arrived early…but NO…I missed 2 buses…the 21C….at the same spot….long story!
The best story was…when I was at the toilet…AND about to sit down…my hand caught on the water tap next to the toilet seat…it suddenly started raining ON ME…in a washroom? in a building? Hahahahha…to my amusement….the water tap was facing the ceiling…and I was getting all wet…ARGH …!!! Too bad for me….the office was freezing too…..
Is it a good thing or bad thing?
I got a new job offer. I went to look for my lecturer on advice on how to handle this wedding planning job that I previously had but he did not pick up my phone calls. Instead my lecturer hooked me up with a advertising agency called Euro RSCG Worldwide...he said it was a real big and famous company but how come I dunno bout them wan? Anyway, I do thank him for his help. Thank you Mr. Bong and also Mr. Daniel. You are good lecturers....bearers of knowledge!
So, two things need to do...
1. Explain to old person...wedding guy why I am not working for him anymore...should be an easy job...hehehehe
2. What should I wear on the first day??? AHHHHHHH.......
Anyway, I was confused and I am a little on wobbly unsteady feet walking into this world of real working life and I feel like a little infant walking for the first time. So unsure...so unfocused....everything seems so new so foreign. I called up a friend....I do not know if he remember or not that once upon a time...he told me..."You do not need a boyfriend or a guy but all you need is a friend who treat you special and understands you". Maybe he did not hear me that day....or I got it wrong...but I thought I hear him agree to being that friend...MUAHAHAHA...
He is a great person...a good friend...AND I really appreciate his advice in helping me be strong. He kind reminds me a bit of Wilson only...he is a bit more aggresive...THAT I blame on the long period of lifelihood in KUALA LUMPUR...the city of shark...but you my friend who is reading this....(and u better know who u r) ...THANKS A MILLION!!!
So all the best on Monday(that is when I start work...first time meeting BIG BOSS)...where I step into a scary world of real professionals...NO WORRIES...going to do my best...put my best foot forward...!!!! Pray for me k....
Well, I was back at my hometown and was too bored to death so I decided to explore the unwanted terrains...yes the pile of stuff under my grandmother's table. To my amazement...I found picture of myself at a very young age...and also of my other family members...and cousins and aunts and uncles. Wow...the whole stack of photo albums were so so so cool. Here are a few....I can't believe I was that goofy man.
Me and my beloved po po (grandma in cantonese)
I'm too young to be in jail...LET ME OUT
Ain't my bro so cute...kakakaka.....can bribe him with this...MUAHAHAHHA
Anyway, my grandma not so well anymore. When we went to see her, she could barely walk and it was so weird. Her mind used to be so sharp but just 3 months later after my last visit she cant even remember simple things like what she had for lunch or dinner. Like when we first arrived, she asked me to cut some fruits to eat. So I did.....5 minutes later when all the fruits were consumed and the orange peels lay lazily on the plate...she asks me again to cut some fruits to eat. Goodness....I kind of suspect its azhiemers....but how could she have deteriorated so fast? I feel so sad leaving her at the end of the visit but what can I do to help? If I stayed I would be more work for her...cuz she doesnt listen to me...only my mom. If my mom wasn't around she would be doing all the stuff for me...and going to the market every morning. Wish she won't be so stubborn and come live with us in Sabah or my uncle in KL. I am so worried bout her.....pls pray for her k.....
I GOT PICK POCKETED!!!
Yesterday was supposed to be a happy day. It was the last day of uni. I finished my assignment. I spent a few hours with this real cute and nice guy and I was supposingly to take the bus down to KL to meet my parent. That is when we are so confident that everything will go fine that you realise that MOTHER NATURE won't allow it to be so upsy daisy for little old me. So the moment I arrive at the area where the bus stops....I stood there waiting and 5 seconds later....*broom* *pitty patter* RAIN...large droplets of rain. So I pray to God....please let the bus come fast....BUT NO....it had to come 1 and a half hours later...when on the other end.....the same bus passed twice going to cyberjaya and not KL. What the hell happened to Rapid KL and their so called efficiency.....but then again this is Malaysia we are talking bout!!!
Then when I was at the Pasar Seni Lrt station...i had to get pickpocketed,.....that stupid person took my handphone. My only hp that was reliable. SHIT HIM LA. Anyway, he had the nerve to pick up the call from my dad and laugh. One minute I was waiting for the train the next I know when I'm relieved to be inside...I realise a funny feeling...I felt something was missing. Lo and behold....yup yup yup....my handphone...stolen...right under my nose....how stupid can I get?
Then the best thing is....when I was taking the taxi to Crystal Crowne Hotel to finally meet my parents...when I was paying for the cab I dropped my other sim card. Should have listened to you Fi and put it in the coins compartment...but I was cocky...sorry!! So yesterday was bad...to top it off...I had a mad taxi driver who screamed around at no reason. *sigh* life sucks rite...and shit happens....but what they didn't tell me that....one single shit blop leads to a trail of many shit piles....those who pray...pray for blessing and serenity for me...those who believe in the power of statement...tell the world that life would go better for me...
Ok a lot of people do not know this but I am a person who is a little too high strung. A thing like this can affect me....to a sleepless night and emotionless actions for a few days. My mom understands...she has seen me all my life. So she doesnt push me to be obedient yesterday....so people...if you see me...have some compassion for me....that I learn well from this mistake!!!
Good thing better come to me NOW!
As I was buying my new sim card this afternoon....the person there was telling me that if bad things don't happen (go) then the good things won't come. So come on babe....prosperity I need your hit now. Hahahhaa....especially maybe in the lurve section.
I was walking around kinda depressed around KLCC when I noticed you know in the movies they always have the depressed person like in a stand-still while everyone whizzes by them...goodness for the first time I experienced it for myself. It was at the KLCC lane to the lrt stop....walauweh....gila bots....it felt so weird....like the whole world continues to spin fast and I am lost in another horizon. SCARY!
Well...reach Taman Jaya at around I dunno 8 pm and then it was raining and there was no cabs. So I walked around near-by yet every cab driver refused to notice me...AM I REALLY THAT SHORT? So I decided to walk back to Crystal Crowne...I asked for instructions but guess what...the path was not familiar so I decided to walk the other direction. It looked right till half an hour later I found myself walking at the side of a deserted road with loads of scary people walking past fast. I was so afraid...I was whimpering like a dog. FINE...I KNOW IM A SCAREDY CAT! I almost cried truthfully...it was raining and I was lost and I did not know where to go...and no cab was around at all. Finally after reaching a bus stop far far away near Giant....there was a cab who stopped...he was on his way home but he decided on one last ride...THANK GOD. Apparently the distance I walked to the bus stop was the exact distance Crystal Crowne Hotel is from the lrt station....BUDUH. The cab driver was laughing at me....kakakakaka....guess I was kinda stupid.
Hahahahah...poor Fiona...she pats my head knowing I need comforting but she has her own things to worry bout. I'm such a brat.....MUAHAHAHAHHA. Thanks for being there for me...Beb and Fiona.
The Malay community is a new experience for chinese girls like me. Eating with your hands and speaking in a manner of respect by putting your name instead of I. But it was fun nontheless....I loved the experience. Thank you so much Kak Noor for allowing me to have such a wonderful time.
Wow...I did not know raya as the Malays see it. I absolutely love the raya morning asking for forgiveness expedition. The little kids would be so excited running round to get money while the more matured kids stood around hoping to get money yet at the same time sincerely apologizing to their parents and family members for any wrong doings. It is so intimate...so wonderful. Why Chinese do not do that during Chinese New Year ? Such a waste!
You can actually feel the warmth of the large kampung family. Everywhere you visit they welcome you with open arms and lots and loads of food. Man all my many hours in the gym gone...with the yummy lemang and ketupat and rendang....*drooling*. I know Fiona really enjoyed her food...so so much!!!
I can't believe Kak Noor and Fiona actually ganged up and told Kak Noor's mom about me being single. I was like on a matchmaking conquest everyday....akakakka...each single men in the extended family were introduced with extra details on their income and working place....akakakkaka....it was fun...cool. Even the grandmothers were interested....akakakkaka!!!!
Oh oh...I bought a new baju kebaya...nice nice???
Oh yeah.....girls my age usually do not get duit raya...BUT I got...YEAH...from this guy. Amazingly, unlike chinese rituals....to give the so called 'ang pau' hijau this time...you got to be working...not married....kakakaka.....not bad for the little kids...more for them....anyway according to Fiona...that guy gave us the packet (yes she got one too...and yet!!!) because he liked me...YEAH RITE!!! So not true....
But I am keeping the packets for memory sake....
Yes I am back...and this time I will be doing this from a more professional level. (YEAH RITE!) Anyway, I am happy to be back. Do not ask me why I closed the old blog down but from what I am seeing now...this is a new look and input for me. Why did I rename it The Great Orion? Cuz it is...one of the most beautiful constellations of all and the Trapezium is the most outstanding stars in the universe.
Life is so wonderful. I have been volunteering at the zoo for the past month helping out on Saturdays and may I tell u this but its an amazing experience.Have you ever spent half a day cutting up fish into smaller pieces for the penguins and seaguls to eat? Wow....I can tell u....I had muscle cramps in my hands by the end of the day. My hand was locked into a knife holding position. It was hilarious...I couldnt even hold the spoon to actually eat ahhahah. Well, at least I did not have to go to the Savanah area to pick up elephant and giraffe poooh. Boy what a smelly ordeal of oversized shit!
Look closely...u can see my friends trying to feed the giraffes!
Oh yeah...then we got to see the mating session...up close for the apha male orang utan in the zoo. Apparently he, Surong, has a wife Salma and a mistress too. Goodness and he needs to be out with a female everytime. What a nimfo!!! Anyway, talking bout fuckin like an animal...now I understand that term....kakakakak....that Surong just bangs away without even any emotion on his face...looking around at passer-bys and smiling for the camera too. WHAT THE?
Oh yeah....I even got the play with the infamous orang utan...CHOKEY...u know that cute little orang utan at the cover of all the Premier tissues. Its so freaky how these primates....orang utans...chimpanzees and all look so human. The weirdest part was seeing a large chimp named Joe get erected at the sight of my sexy friend...Lena....kakakaka. And his favourite part of the day...THROWING SHIT at his trainer....horrible yeah?? But chokey is fine...he eat french fries and love playing with plastic bags....NOT SHIT....kakakakak.
Chokey and his trainer ( nice eye-candy for me akakka...for that day)
You wanna know what was the best??? Being able to be so close to the animals and not pay for it. I got to play around with a baby gazelle named Rita which reminded me so much of my old horsey back in KK.....sheila....kakaka....and then almost being killed by a silver-lead monkey....he got angry cuz I wanted to wash my hands on his water tap....he screamed and hissed at me. Don't ask how I reacted. People were telling me I was mad enough...playing around with him. Oh yeah...and horn/hand fighting with this lil goat named Jambu and being pecked at by parrots and YEAH feeding a camel...with leaves. You know...gettin to the zoo is not easy. I had to take the 6 am bus down from Puchong then take the LRT to Taman Melati...which was...MY GOSH...the longest LRT ride I have ever taken then at last a cab to the zoo. So all that suffering was worth the fun I had....
Me, the bird and horny Wu Shen...is this how a man acts in the presence of another bird?