Work has been terribly busy for me lately. However this does not change my view about myself that I seem to be born a workaholic - I just seem to enjoy busying myself with work. At least this keeps negative thoughts (which I am prone to) at bay.
I really do enjoy this current assignment I am doing as from this I get to know some really good friends. Just like I always say - Friends may be all around me but those that I could really have fun with with minimal care about my "image" are few. And for these people I really do treasure them. With them, it also helps to brighten up my day despite the tedious & mind-boggling work that I've to perform. Time flies~! =)
but sometimes it flies too fast that I find that I haven't done much at the end of the day.. =S
What makes my life easier is that the client has been rather cooperative & tries their best to furnish me with whatever document I request for or answer any queries that I may have. I am indeed impressed by their understanding for the nature of our work is to probe.. =)
But all this seems to change once I told the client that me & my colleague are new to the job. They seem to treat us not with so much respect anymore. And that's when the whole trouble starts - greehorn like us will get scolded by those damn lowly accounts staff for things that are not our fault or for "disturbing" their work. What the hell~! Do these people know what they are talking about?
Well, guess there isn't much I could do except to bear with it till I've got more experience to sense that I'm being scolded for the wrong thing & for that I could fight for the whatever "human right" that I should be entitled to while at work.. =S
Apart from this, I've been working late for almost 2 weeks straight ever since I started in this assignment. Pathetic it may seems but I feel like as if the later I work the more energetic I become. Probably its becos' I've got my colleagues there to joke around as I work? =p
But hey, am still human~! Its not as if I won't feel tired. Everytime it comes to 11pm I would start feeling feverish & all. In fact, all these late nights has taken a toll on my body & nw I am sick. Serious sore throat...haiz.. =(
Luckily all these late nights don't come without an itsy-bitsy bit of "incentive". At least I get to take cab home at the client's expense. Haha, after I started on this work I've taken more taxi than I've ever taken in my whole life. Cool~! =P
Luckily this is not at my own expense if not I would have been broke by now. Solely my taxi claim for this month chalks up to a freaking 200 bucks ar~! =S
Its been a rather busy week for me this week thou I expect to be more busy then ever next week... =S
But as I've always said: Life's meaningless without some simple pleasure after a hard day at work... =D
So here I am surfing the net & blogging... =)
Its was then I chanced upon a very nice poem that seem to say much about my current love life...
Dedicating to my love....
Thou star-blazed skies my mind contained,
The solitude of night my heart concealed,
Love's emotions were so fully restrained,
Thus did I hide behind a self-made shield.
And then you entered into my life,
Bewildering feelings, dazed & confused,
But you continued deeper like a knife,
Until my hardness was thus subdued.
What I never thought possible for me,
You've done & that I'll always treasure,
My heart burns fervent with love for thee,
Our souls delight in each beyond all measure.
And as you now place your sweet lips on mine,
I know for certain I'm enraptured with an angel divine.
Its a cooling Sunday morning & here I am blogging & reading up on the case I am suppose to start with next week instead of being out with darling. This is so as darling will be in camp till the next week & will not be able to book out. I do miss him but at least the work that I've to prepare for kept me busy & helped to keep my thoughts for him (during the day) at bay.
But now as I blog & listen to various songs on my laptop I can't help but think out loud: I MISS YOU, DARLING~! =)
For the past week have been busy with training. Thou I am trained in this field of work, but this orientation training by my comapny helps me clear other queries I had about the job as well as expose me to other unusual situations I might face on the job.
Some topics covered are documentation & different sections which I have to do when on the job. One the issues that interest me alot is that about professional skeptism.
This is particularly important for my work. One of the fundamental of this is that I've to be skeptical & questioning about documents given to me by my client. One big mistake for me to commit is to accept every single explanation given by the client to me without even thinking whether it is reasonable or not.
With my formal work starting this coming week, I hope that I will be able to apply what I've learnt in school & from the training session for this past week. Hoping that all will turn out good for me.
Am slowly moving towards my goal in life...
Slowly but surely...
Now, its back to reading up on the job I'm given for next week....
Today's gonna be a sad day for me as I'm going into Pulau Tekong once more as a trainee for my Basic Military Training. But the difference now is that this is a combat training instead of the previous one that I've attended in April to early June. Well I just hope to do the best in this...
And also , for this period of 2 weeks or so i'll be unable to access the internet, but do stay tuned to my darling Lixia's posts often!
I will miss my darling for the weeks to come. Take care everyone, especially Lixia!
Since today i'm at home, i'll write about the unpleasant events that happen right before my eyes as a Singaporean. Well it's not that Singapore is all that bad but there are people out there that make the whole Singapore seem so bad!
Well yesterday while walking on the way home from the MRT station I saw a old woman got knocked down by a Lexus SUV. The old woman's leg got crushed under the right wheel of the SUV and she was in such pain that she was shouting so loudly. Of course after seeing the old woman got knocked down I ran over to the scene and as expected I saw an open fracture with her lower leg twisted and crushed in a L shape. The driver reversed his right wheel off her leg and I saw the real devastation, the leg was crushed and protruding out.
Here's a rough picture of how the fracture look like:
While there was another bypasser lady that consoled the old woman, I ran across the street to the nearest NPP to call the police officers out. By the time I returned with 2 police officers there were a dozen people surrounding the scene, grrr! These kaypoh ppl ought to get hit themselves too!
While waiting for the paramedics the police officers tried to get some contact information from the old woman but she was in too much pain and too disorientated. While talking to her and taking her vital signs, she told me that she was 93 years old. I too thought that she was very strong at her age! To check for any signs of spinal injury I asked her whether she's feeling and numbness or pain anywhere else. Luckily none of this sort cos she's still moving her upper body abit.
Well others kept on looking and gossiping I attended to the old woman while the other bypasser helping left. There was so much people crowding around the scene of accident till the police officer had to chase them away and disperse the crowd. But some still stayed on but did nothing to help but just rather, gossip.
Well luckily the paramedics came quickly enough just about after 10 minutes and they took over by bandaging and placing a support on her broken leg. They then placed her on the stretcher and sent her to SGH for treatment.
This male driver in his forties admitted that he only looked at the oncoming traffic on his left when turning out of the car park and not in both directions before turning out of the car park. According to his claim, he saw the old woman and slammed his brakes but the car took some time to stop so it crushed her leg.
Well more or less it shows the attitude of some drivers in Singapore. And one thing I found out since i came back from US is that Singaporeans never follow stop signs! That is why the need for so much traffic lights everywhere!
Well another point I'd like to mention is the Smile Singapore campaign. It will never work if you ask Singaporeans to smile and yet have so much bad habits like not giving up their seats on the trains and buses(pretending to read the newspapers or something else), crowding in front of the train door, refusing to let alighting passengers go when there is a courtesy sign in front of these boarding passengers IN FOUR NATIONAL LANGUAGES to allow alighting passengers to go alight before boarding. There are many other things that need to be changed...
I'm not saying Singaporeans and/or Singapore is all that bad but the behaviors of some Singaporeans are left much to be desired. Especially when they're teaching their kids the same thing too!
While some people would say and think to themselves, what other people do has nothing to do with me, I disagree on that. This is becos' if they are displaying such undesirable behaviors in public that portray such a bad image of our country. They can do it at home for all I care, as long as they don't come out of it and make Singapore look like such a rude country!
Below is a letter I wrote to Get Real show in Channel News Asia early this year:
The highlighted part is the part that got featured.
Talking about manners and considerate manners for fellow manners, Singapore still have a long long way to go. Well compared to our fellow neighboring countries, we certainly have a more courteous society.
But personally I feel that these manners start from the education system in particular. A contradicting education system which confuses our young Singaporeans. Very often back in the days of our schools, even up to tertiary education, we are told to clear our plates and receptacles after eating, but yet when these very children go out to town with their parents, they are told not to clear their plates, and instilled with the very opposite thinking that someone is paid to remove their plates and receptacles after eating.
So what are our Civics and Moral Education subject in schools for?
Some people would say that by not clearing our plates, we are instead creating jobs for the people in the housekeeping industry, keeping senior citizens employed, but how would they feel if it is their own family members clearing the plates for them?
With the same point, you would never see a Singaporean leave their plates for someone else to clear at home. Why? Because it is THEIR homes and they feel the responsibility to keep it clean!
On a second point, maybe Get Real! should travel to some crowded MRT stations, like Raffles Place or City hall to see how Singaporeans behave, and at the same time filming in the same inconsiderate people who squeeze on the train when others are alighting, oblivious to the notice in the FOUR national languages and announcements asking them to give way to alighting passengers. To a funny note, I'd like to play rugby with these people sometimes in order to get off the train.
And also for those people who stand at the glass panels by the train doors, I would often think of them like the Chinese Lions who stand guard at the door of a place. SMRT and SBS transit for a start should start taking away all those glass panels on their trains, and solve this problem of these people without a spine.
You cannot run away from rude fellow Singaporeans. They are existent in every corner of the island. Even when at home, some Singaporeans come home to a partying neighbor party late into the wee hours of the morning. And the interesting thing is that even the police cannot do much, as mentioned before they cannot do much about these residents except to advise and warn them. Very seldom we see the Miscellaneous Act (Cap 184, 14&15) being enforced.
Interestingly, Miscellaneous Act (Cap 184, 11f), even enforces on spitting:
11. —(1) Any person who commits any of the following offences shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000:(f) spits in any coffee shop, market, eating house, school house, theatre or public building, or in any omnibus, railway carriage or other public conveyance, or on any wharf or jetty, or in any public road, or on any five-foot way or sidewalk of any public road, or in any other place to which the public has or may have access.
We all know Singapore is the only country around having a Courtesy campaign annually, begging Singaporeans to be more considerate, but do we all listen to it?
Maybe we can start by enforcing these these even outside of the schools.
Went Kayaking with darling, sis & 2 other friends we knew from the one-star kayaking course. It was a totally fun day except for the little shouting match that me & darling had during midday... -_-"
I really hate it when I perceive a guy to be so chauvanistic always wanting his way. Then well, when this happens the egoistic me will usually not give way & PURPOSELY do the opposite.
Just like in this case, we had alittle difference in the place we wanted to kayak to. Darling thinks that I am not good enough to go further out but I think that I was quite fine. So this leads to the little war between us.. -_-"
But after having my way I sorta regreted abit coz the wave there is indeed rather strong & scary. Haiz, blame on my stubborness? -_-"
But I must say that this is still a great practice for me as after 2 rounds of kayaking in that area I find it more shiok than scary. Hmm..that is at least so before I start to capsize..Wahaha~! =P
Anyway managed to take some pics that's why I ended up being the slowest in the whole group.. =P
The skyline of the Central Business District of S'pore from Kallang Basin. Beautiful...