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Wednesday, 28 February 2007

February 2007

It's the end of February!! And just prior to that, prior to the long break of Chinese New Year, I found a job, and I tendered my resignation!!

Friends, I know what most of you would be saying... "WHAT? You're changing job again?! Job-hopping No Good!" ... -_-;;

If you have known me well enough... you would have known that it is very very hard for me to stay in a job when I know too well that its not suitable for me. Also, bear in mind that from year 2003 - 2005, I had been studying and working at the same time. Not to forget that at that point of time, I was switching from my career path from the 'sciences' to 'human resources management', hence was trying very VERY hard to catch a job in HR. Little do I know that HR vacancies appear periodically, and I mean PERIODICALLY. Not like there are my HR jobs around at any one time. Most of the times you will get to see Sales positions, accounts, and for the past few years, Engineering jobs...

So that period of time, I was literally taking up any job that I can settle in to fit my study needs and allow me to contribute to my family income. (I don't come from a wealthy, not even from the average earning income group coz.... well, not very convenient to blurt it all out...) Anyway, I was really 'young' then, and wasn't that confident of my capabilities in HRM, though I am very experienced in Admin. So I wasn't really asking for what I should be getting.

It was until now, or at least 2 years back that I covered all aspects of HR, and am very sure of what I know and what I don't that i know of my market value. Some things comes with age and experience. I am grateful that somehow, I had the opportunity to start work at a younger age. Sometimes, I think that being ignorant till an older age is a bliss, too...

Anyway, back to the subject... - Switching job

I am moving on to a charitable organization. My second one thus far in my working life. The first was in a monastery. With the most recent lessons learnt (through this current job in a reputable 'MNC'), and with the incorporation of my plans for the next 2-5 years, this new job allow me to have slightly more pay than the current, more time to sleep as I will be working from 9am-5pm Mon to Fri, and 9am to 1pm on Sat and it is closer to home as compared to the current, and it is accessible by train. I realised that I favor travelling by train as the timing will not be too hectic to predict. Also, the new workplace is very close to central, great location to meet up with family and friends for dinners, outings, shopping spree after work! Also, if you do realise, I am ending work early, that gives me more time for my personal life, which really fit into my plan -- to save enough money and have the time to pursue a degree! Mind you guys, I am not a graduate, although most people whom I know at work thought so. With work and the experiences, I find that there is just not enough knowledge in me academically...

Also, after going through the 'idol-chasing' in Jan, I am determined to visit Taiwan in October this year. Setting this goal will conincidentally give me more 'push' to fullfill my other goal -- LOSING WEIGHT AND LOSING EXTRA 'FLUB'!

Wish me all the luck in all areas of life!


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Sunday, 18 February 2007

Reading through the earlier posts

I came upon my 1st blog hosted by Tripod, there were quite a few entries (comparing it with the 2nd version hosted by dreambooks), so I decided to shift it over to this blog.

While shifting the entries, I realised that I was kinda "crazy" when I posted those entries. I gues I was still having great passions in exploring Web Designing and such... Then, I quited my course in Biomedical Science after completing the 2nd year, started working and went on part-time studies to obtain a diploma in Human Resource Management. I have yet went through much changing of jobs...

Now, 4 years from then (2003), I guess the fuel for the flame of passion in webbies almost ran out, am glad that I realised what I have done to the Flame. I think its always good to go steady and not rush in head first. From the working experiences, I truly learned more about how I work, how I do things. Now, I am telling myself, while you are adding fuel to your engines, you need to ensure that you do not over fill it, prevent the spills, maintain the engines and ensure that it's performing at its optimum, but not over its limits. Also, never put in too much personal feelings into the things that you do, you tend to get too personal and may deter your own progress in the event that there are any disappointments. Especially so if you know that you tend to have high hopes and expectations in most things that you do.

Well, after reflecting upon myself, I have once again, brought myself back to the path from which I almost got stranded.

Slowly, I told myself, I shall keep the flame burning, allowing it to slowly grow stronger as each day passes. One day, it shall be as strong as that in a fireplace, and it shall bring in much warmth and comfort along with the hope and light!

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Tuesday, 13 February 2007

ah bao soooo BAD!!

Lao bao is such a nasty boy!

keep pestering me to give up the pc for him to use! Hellooo! I have not been using the PC daily! you were always using it! Sad.... xiu bully me... bao follow suit....

Someone  get me a new PC lah!! TT-TT

I want a Digital Camera!

I know that Samsung L70 fits my needs.... wonder who'll sponsor....

If that day ever comes...

Curse you! Idiot Bao!



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Saturday, 03 February 2007

Job Hunting!!

Job hunting again!

Actually it's very sad to be looking out for another job. But after such a long time... well, not that it is very long, only 1yr and 2 months.. But after going through the performance review with the supervisor of my department (whom I have never deemed as some one worthy of the position) and spending some time thinking through, I know that I have to put my thoughts into actions already. There is no more need to wait and see and anticipate the outcome of the alignment.

Afterall, it is a great company in view of its structure, culture, vision. BUT, it is managed by people. With people, it can get personal and objectives may not remain while visions are blurred...

I really learned alot on how organization works and am very very glad to know that the founders/leaders of this organization were great people who were once alive, and have headed this company through the numerous years that it's been around. It's a pity that this office is not headed like how it was by them. I am inspired by their management philosophies. I am sure and confident that whatever that I have read up about them and their philosophies will follow me through my life.

I believe in learning from others, be it their mistakes, or their experience, because you, as an individual can only make that limited number of mistakes and experience that amount of life. But when you gather information shared by others, especially those pioneers and great persons out there, you are actually ridding on an express train.

Experience is extremely valuable. The older the wiser. We ought to learn whatever we can. But not to underestimate the things which you can also learn from the young and innocent. Sometimes, as we grow up, we may forget certain values and lessons in life, but the young ones who are just stepping out into the world are experiencing the time of their life. From them, you get to look back in time, and remember who you were in the past...

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