I'm making it official. This blog has finally reached it's due date for a good closure. It has been a great few years and there were many memories both happy and sad. But that doesn't mean I'm gng to stop blogging. I have started my new blog but i'm not gng to put the link here. For those who wants my new link, you can come ask me. If not, thank you for being my reader.
I watched Devil Wears Prada last night and I loved it! It's a fairly simple storyline, and quite typical in fact.
Nerd girl wants to pursue journalism, needed that big break, joined biggest Fashion magazine in USA, became assistant of some really ATAS female Fashionista/power woman boss, did badly, learnt and excel fabulously, had a great makeover, moved up the ladder, neglected family and friends, lost bf, met new handsome cool man, only to realise this job was not meant for her and she didn't want to pursue it anymore. Quit in a most gungho way and pursue the dream job she wanted, but of course with the help of her ex boss.
No doubt the story is inspirational, in terms of working hard to make a good impression, work hard to do a good job. But the best part of the show was the fashion. The attires and the styles are amazing!!!!!! It's like a Vogue magazine in a movie. The every detail in accessories, style, coats, etc... matches amazingly. But somehow I feel, you can only find this in the States and Europe. I seriously doubt this will happen in Singapore. I dunno if our fashion mags actually have people dress smartly and fashionably to work every day. Will they be in their heels everyday?
Anyway, I love the show. I'm inspired to actually want to dress like her but of course work like her to impress the bosses. Of course, I would want to balance family, friends and relationship too.
Finally I have the time to update on my new job and what had happened over the past week. First day at work has been alright, before stepping into my new office I was tasked to head down for product training. And this is even before my proper HR orientation. So I went down not knowing anyone. It was quite a culture shock for me, totally different from my previous workplace. Oh well. Anyway, the workload is quite heavy and I kinda like that, at least I would stop feeling bored and struggling to find things to do.
My projects for the rest of the year are pretty much fixed and it'll be busy busy busy from now till then. There's the comex show this weekend, a brainstorming session at genting next weekend, followed by more product trainings and lastly, preparation for SITEX 2006 and the Funan show this coming Dec. In between, there are the ads to deal with. Honestly, I do feel excited.. hah.. i feel like a kid. I really welcome the pressure.
Anyway, nuff said about work, it's barely a week here, more updates to come.
In terms of my personal life, I have a new addition to my family. Nope, my mum aint pregnant. But, we've adopted a dog! hahah. Finally and long awaited. Actually this came unexpectedly, in the past it has always been kevin and I wanting a dog, and kevin was desperately trying to buy or adopt one for me. But my mum was picky and pretty demanding on the terms and conditions of adopting a dog. But anyway, this time round, this lobang was my mum's! 2 lobangs in fact. The one we chose is a 5 year old male Bichon. All white and fluffy. It's pretty obediant and can do some small tricks, like sit and shake hands. But of coz there are problems too, such as it has terrible bad breathe, really smelly and it needs some toilet training. It keeps shitting and peeing at the wrong places. My dad is pretty pissed of with it. Other than that, he's pretty adorable. And I think he has a fetish for towels. He loves to pull it down from the hanger and run around with it. Also, he keeps spinning each time someone moves. It's really funny.
Anyway, this is my first time owning a dog, other times were just housing the dogs until their owners come back. Guess there's alot to learn. But I always look forward to return home and see my dog.
BTW... my dog's name is BUDDY! ahha.... we usually care for my family friend's dog too and her name is Holly. So when Holly comes over in Dec, I'll have buddy holly in my house! heheh... i think weezer's Buddy Holly song can be their theme song.
Alright, I shld head back to work. Pics of buddy will be uploaded soon!
Yesterday was my 'last day' with SIF. On Thursday, I'll embark on my new job, a new environment, new people to meet, new job scope, new responsibilities and new stress. Honestly, as much excited i shld be, I'm not. It hasn't sink in yet that I'm no longer with SIF. I don't have that luxury to spend a week or more to just relax and be all rejuvenated to start my new work. Rather, the 2 days rest is not enough, I still feel drained and I still have some emails to clear and more people to tell about my departure.
I want to end my chapter with SIF on a good and complete note. I have to make sure the relevant people get the relevant emails and information. This definately is stressing me out and not letting me enjoy my last day of freedom before i end up a working jail bird again.
The mood now is good yet bad. I'm leaving my company and joining a new one in like 24 days from now, I shd be happy and looking forward to the leaves I can clear. Take a short break, wake up late and enjoy the peaceful afternoon. But nope, I have work to do and it's high level stress work. Just the week before I leave I have to manage a visit programme and it ends 19 August. My last day at work is 21 Aug (PM) onwards. But oh well, I guess it's my last service I can contribute to my soon to be ex company.
Anyway.... moving on, I'm looking forward to my weekend trip to Batam. A short holiday for me to just relax and enjoy the spa and massages. I think I need it before a week of stress. No shopping for me, since I think there's nothing much in Batam to buy except snacks? Heh.. holiday!!! ahah I would love to go to Msia too, since it's the great malaysia sale now.. but oh well no leave and tme to go.. some other time then.
Okay... time to leave work!! argh.. i need to start my training on my next 10km run (SHEARES BRIDGE RUN)!
It is official and it has happened. I have officially resigned from my company and moving to something better. It was nerve-wrecking to tender, since its my first time, but it definately feels good doing it after.
Well... soon i'll be closing this chapter of my short career life and opening up a new one and hopefully a much better one. I can see my career path a little clearer now, on where I can move on to in the future.
Opportunities only come a few times and u need to grab hold of it. That's what I did and I'm glad i did. Coz because of this move, did i see what shit hole i was in.
Anyway, I'm glad of what I've done and I look forward to a brighter future!