It’s more than just the cups

I got this story from a mailist I joined, then made a small effort to translate it before I put it here. I like post and I hope you like it as well.

One day, there is a small reunion of some friends who used to work for the same company. Firstly, they started of their career from low bottom and now, most of them have been on a high position in some large companies. Then, someone has the idea to pay a visit to their very first boss of their company, where they used to work together.

One of them contacted their boss and discussed what the best time for them to come is.

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Trying to keep my feet on the ground


I know, it’s been a while I haven’t really writing my blog. I’m still adjusting my lifestyle after, officially, work. There are lots of things happened within last month. Maybe I can wrap up some points and share with you all.

First thing, is about my new workplace.
I work as web developer in a translation company. I only know about this line of industry after I join the company. I think, it’s not really popular thing in my country, but since there are different races and languages in Singapore, this line may be popular. 😉

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[thought of the day]: 23 Apr 2009

“It is easy enough to be pleasant when life flows by like a song. But the man worthwhile is one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850-1919, Poet

Work work work


It’s been a while haven’t write about my daily activities. 🙂

These past few days were passing slowly until Sunday night. I was finally able to stay at home and watch movie on Friday because I tried to finish the things before going to work on next week. 🙂

Since obtaining my EP, I was planning to enjoy my day before entering the working world. 😀

Anyhow, I was not be able to fully enjoy that week, it was quite a busy week :p

Anyway, my first day was this Monday. I was so nervous. Just scared that something went wrong :p But, it went well though. I was introduced to many new people, and I hope that I could remember their names :p

Today, I was having new assignment after studying the system for half day…

So for tomorrow, I have to work hard!!!

[discussion]: too busy with myself?

I’m trying to have some quiet time for myself every morning around 15 minutes. Or you can call it, I’m practising to meditate.

I started to realise that every time I began my day with even just brief quiet time, I felt I can pass that day with peace.

My current activities are shifting from job hunting to working preparation. Getting the employment permit done, looking for working shoes, reporting to my country embassy here, opening bank account, and many other administrative works (that excludes the shopping though haha :P)

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If people said that a mile journey starts with small single step, I guess, I did some of my early small steps.

I obtained my Employment Pass today.

Within the last 24 hours, I was rushed here and there.

Here’s some yesterday’s flash back….

Yesterday, I was planning to go to Funan Digital Life mall, to check about my laptop. It was broken since two months ago. It was repaired and broken afterwards. However the last one, really beyond my ability. Anyway, I had my lunch then I decided to visit the clinic I had my medical check up two days ago, to see whether I can collect the result since the nurse told me in the morning that it might be finished after lunch. She told me that I can collect it after 230pm waiting the doctor to sign the result.
I was wondering, will I be able to finish all my errands by today?
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[my] today’s headline

[ring ring ring]

Picking up the phone and I heard someone asked to speak to me, it’s Jenny, my company-soon-to-be HR. I can sense the exciting emotions from her voice, telling me that she received letter from MoM (Ministry of Manpower) regarding my application status.

I was accepted.

I was preparing my lunch at that time, just barely finished putting all the ingredients into the rice cooker. I was cooking brown rice with brocolli and carrot, and steamed egg. Then I checked my email, and actually, she has attached me the letter.

Somehow, I felt surge of relief.
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