Friday, June 29, 2007


有点不知要怎么写


也许是因为头脑坏掉了,也许是因为太累了。想写写3ers第一次回国旅行却不知怎么下笔。先说说我比较不爱讲的十巴仙事实吧。

3ers云顶游 -


六月二十五日晚与yy yz hl sw搭火车北上吉隆坡。火车因大雨导致的土崩而被延误两小时。看着地上渗进来的水,当时坐在餐厅舱的我们有感受到小小铁达尼号的末日的浪漫。


二十六号-逛街。回家。吃饭。为了拦巴士而把自己晒得乌溜溜的。然后在巴士最后一排摇着回家,好像坐船。晚上不停地不停地发挥女生本性闲话家常,结果四点才睡觉。


二十七号 - 超强意志力把我们从床上抓了起来,摇着摇着又回去吉隆坡。做了超丑的指甲后又不小心惯性地迟到。后来大家低估了云顶的专业,敢敢搭巴士迟到,结果巴士跑掉。不过还好又很好人很专业的服务员帮我们安排了下一趟的巴士,让我们不至于再重复一次车票。(我又要再写表扬信了)


写这些这突然想起我比较喜欢讲的九十巴仙感觉。记得在云顶游前的一个星期我和yz hl就已经开始很兴奋。有点点奇怪,与3ers分开点点久会开始想念大家在一起狂笑狂玩狂努力的时光。现在终于又要团聚了。真得很期待很开心。


再 回到十巴仙的纪录。二十七号(继)- 阿婉啊果然没让我们失望。房间大大的很好聚会。可是大家因为都睡眠不足而一直想懒在房间不想上山。一直到情不得已时才乖乖上去。走去缆车的路很陡可是很有 挑战性。只可惜到最后我就只走了这么一次。晚上去看了fly的表演。目瞪口呆。是一个歌舞剧加竞技表演家魔术表演。灯光的控制滑轮的优雅竞技的完美让我不 停地很像鼓掌。喜欢他们用灯光制造魔术的效果。到表演中途我放弃研究他们怎么做,只一心想享受他们的成果。是好看的。心里有点内疚,我能看是因为其他人的 大方和我的自私。表演后看其他3ers返璞归真地玩有小幼稚的游戏。不过看着看这也了解了什么叫简单的幸福。原来我们真的不需拥有太多。喜欢云顶狂风猛吹 的冷。


二十八号- 不小心被翻起床了。吃了幸福的太嬷早餐后我们浩浩荡荡地上山顶玩。多数时间都花在排队等巴士等缆车等玩游戏。不过没关系,我们叽叽喳喳地也消遣的很开心。 只是后来做了波浪船后我被击垮了。全身湿湿在寒风中是冷的。自己居然还敢幼稚地拒绝别人好心借的寒衣。后来饥肠辘辘的我们攻击了pizza hut。午餐加晚餐在一起吃是痛快的。而且世界真是小小小,在上面还遇到了其他南大的朋友。后来女生们有了小小的团体秘密,再后来去看了3ers精心呈现 的保龄球之战。


讲真的写到这里我觉得自己的文法烂透了。不过没差啦今天我只想颓废。


二十八号(继)- 晚上讲讲玩玩不小心到了四点。想要有压轴节目但坏掉的头脑却一直想不出。没差啦...有遗憾才代表以后有机会再聚。


二十九号- 新山的人一大清早就会山洞了。剩下中北马的累累地在等上山搭巴士。静静的也有静静的美。

云顶游就大概酱紫结束了。有享受到。只是头脑坏掉了,可能表达很糟糕。其实不是可能,是所以。烂烂的日记也就这样被刊登了。

字里行间画中话中透露的兴奋。yz之作。



时代已经不同了。未必是男追女了。一笑。



云顶之美一。


高原视野之宽。


游乐场不为人知的小心翼翼。


有一天我会...好好驾车。




冲上云霄



云顶的天气就像女人,说变就变。不过,也像女人,这就是它美丽的地方。



有潜力成为体操选手的保龄球男。



把棒棒打倒是开心的。



十二点的钟声响起,而我们都还在一起,是否就代表了永恒?

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I think my brain is malfunctioning. It can't stop thinking. And the owner is exhausted by its effort to think about everything. Can someone shut it down?
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Friday, June 15, 2007

Learning Journey


Had my AIESEC NTU transition today. Loaded in my brain a whole lot of AIESEC vision, mission, values, numerical goals, history...... Through the very vigorous thinking and brainstorming session and the post-transition chat with Imran my exchange boss, my passion for AIESEC has been renewed. Sounds evangelical?

One thing that charms me in AIESEC is the diversity. In an organisation that values diversity, people aren't afraid to be unique. People aren't afraid of being different as who they are. We don't pride on homogenity. AIESEC wants variety, as variety is the source for creativity, is the training for us to understand and appreciate differences, to make us truly global citizens. The diversity within AIESEC is so much greater than what we thought diversity is. AIESEC in Singapore is proud to have a very high level of cultural diversity due to the various background of members. These people have different ideas, different concepts about the same issue, different dreams, different goals in life. This is the unfailing charm that keeps me in AIESEC, wanting to see more, through interaction with members within, or out through conferences and AIESEC forum.

AIESEC is the place for motivation as it has a group of members who are committed to learning and self-development. It's a group of young people who aren't afraid of failture, aren't intimidated of difficulties, aren't back off by challenges. And they aren't afraid to admit 'I don't know', 'I am lost'. To them, these are all learning opportunities. This afternoon we were learning about the AIESEC balance scorecard, key performance indicators and critical success factors. And Alvin the president made us think of how to link back these in-the-heaven ideas to what we do daily in AIESEC. It wasn't an easy task. We are still very far from being able to appreciate the importance of branding and having a systematic organisational structure. But we didn't give up. We tried. May be we haven't scored too well in linking. But I'm sure my appreciation for such structure has increased. It's the culture of unfailing spirit and persistence to learn that motivates me to conquer greater heights in things I do and knowledge I learn.

I feel safe in AIESEC, because I know I am not alone in this learning journey. AIESEC is committed to providing the best place for learning, and perfecting itself to be the first choice for youth to activate leadership. In such caring environment, I know I can grab leadership opportunities here, I know I can seek help from seniors or mentors when I am lost, I know I have enthusiastic friends to discuss our views on various issues, I know I can make an impact in the society by carrying out projects. It's a place, where I know it's safe and challenging enough for me to develop and discover my potentials, such that I can transform into mature adults groomed with professional knowledge and a caring spirit for the community and people.

I feel actively learning in AIESEC. There're so many things in here to learn, not just the direct skills that we do, such as leadership or sales technique, but also the indirect skills, such as resilience, courage to think hard, ability to think deep and wide and creatively, people skills, goal setting skills. These aren't too visible in the daily execution of plans. But you see them being sharpened when you deal with other issues in life. This is when I know, AIESEC has changed me.

I'm in love with AIESEC once again. It's the greatest source of stress but also the greatest source of empowerment. But in AIESEC, you are guaranteed, that the amount of learning you gain will be proportional to the amount of contribution you made. You are in charge of your learning. But opportunities are always there for you. If there are, it's an opportunity for you to create it!

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

There're so many great quotes around. Everyone of us knows at least 20 great quotes. We don't need to look for more to further improve on our life. We just need to make sure we truly embrace these 20 that we know. Or just 5.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

updates


Thanks to my fate of being fired, I finally had the liberty to have a relaxing life. It was almost a totally free life. I gave myself the liberty of doing everything I felt like doing, and be temporarily cut off from the duties and the responsibilities, except a nightly mail checking. I watched movies, dramas, I cleaned up my room, listened to music, didn't blog, didn't play games, slept when I felt like it, woke up when I became conscious... Everything was based on impulse.

And I felt so... natural... and refreshed.

Relaxing is vital for re-energising, but I wouldn't want to live a life like that everyday. And indeed I couldn't. The week after I had everyday and night filled up with meetings, workshops, seminars, outing, gathering, job interview, mentoring. It felt great to be alive. It felt greater to be alive after a good recharge! And I watched Priceless FINALLY! Was so desperate to watch it with anyone. Luckily Ereneh relieved me. And it was great catching up with old friends that you know you never wanna have them missing in your life.

J'ai regardé le Prix de Hors finalement avec YL. Très amusant. Ce n'est pas un meilleur film que le World Trade Centre ou le Prestige. Mais j'aime bien ce film quand même. Le grand sacrifice de Jean a enseigné moi quelque chose sur l'amour. Il a donné tout son argent pour Irene si bien que elle est allée être plus heuresementet elle a pu séjourner plus temps avec lui. Il a compris que elle a utilisé lui. Mais ca s'est éte bien égal. Il a acheté tout les vetements elle a voulu. La robe, les chassures, le chemise, la jupe. Tout ses vouloirs. Alor même que il n'ai pas eu beaucoup d'argent. Il a donné elle le mieux pour tout. Elle a été ingrate. Il a été gentil encore. Très touchante. Je me demande comment je vais fair pour le nom de l'amour. Vais-je sacrifier tout pour mon cheri? Ce parait peut-être bizarre. Mais c'est très romantique. L'idylle, c'est le thème français.

un plus chose. Le français, c'est une langue très belle! Alors même que je n'ai pas pu comprendre beaucoup de conversation, mais il a été le sucre pour les oreille!

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Remembrance of my Struggle


The juniors' current struggle towards a dream university and a dream course just reminded me of my own that occured last year this time.

Everything may seem perfect now for me, but I couldn't forget those times when I was stressed by the multiple dilemmas faced. Perceived future vs interest, finance vs experience, university prestige vs scholarships. It was when the world looked grey to me. When it seemed like I was the only one who had to go through such hardships of choosing a dream course in a dream university. This is just teenage egocentrism. When we think that we are the only one who go through things we are going through. We think we are unique.

Now looking back, I can still feel faintly the bitter times. But I am also grateful that I didn't choose the easy way out of submitting myself to the easiest path. I fought for it, though it was painful. And now, I am happily studying in NTU, embracing and catching the opportunities that pop up once in a while, not regretting that I haven't tried my best to assure myself of a good future.

To the juniors, all the best in your fight. It may seem hard and hopeless now, but it will be a special episode in your life. An episode that you will never forget.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Life's Touching Moments


  1. When mummy gets you a dustbin all the way from home!
    On 2 June 07.

  2. When a customer walked his talk by coming back to you to inform you of his intention NOT to buy your promoted camera.
    I made an uncle promised that, asking him to come back and inform me even if he doesn't want it. I made a bet he won't. Like many others. But he did. On 2 June 07.

  3. When people sacrificed their sleep to help you move house, just so that you can sleep earlier.
    PS and K and WP helped me to clean new room and transported every mess from old room. On 23 May 07.

  4. When friends help you to receive your sister-on-visit everyday and even prepared picnic for them.
    3ers who helped to entertain my sister and friend when they came to visit me. And even went shopping and sandwich making for them. On 19 May 07.

  5. When friends helped you to realise your childhood dream.
    3ers who were game enough to take my suggestion of camping over at ECP to see a night of stars. On 5 May 07. Truly memorable..

  6. When you finally located a song you heard ONCE 6 years ago and never after that but left an incredibly clear impression in you.
    彭羚 - 水温 Found on 23/4/07 when first and last heard on a peaceful late night in year 2001.

  7. When your friend ferried me back to hall after putting up a night beside the Clarke Quay river so that I don't faint halfway.
    YT on 9 August 06.

  8. When your friend stayed up with you till late at night when you have problems registering for universities.
    YT who put up with his sleepiness when I was most troubled. On March 2006. Thanks..

  9. When your friend cross-stitched your favourite cartoon character for you in the midst of A Levels preparation.
    CF who cross-stitched a big piece of Tweety for me. In October 05.

  10. When friends came down to support your competition even though it means paying ticket for it.
    73s were came down to support my song writing competition in the midst of prelims preparation and when I had so little confidence about it. On September 05.

  11. When mummy affirmed her unconditional support when you are super stressed.
    Countless times.. In Jan 05 when I was most stressed for J2, throughout 06 when I was choosing my course.

  12. When your friend woke up in the middle of the sleep and waited for you while you are being reprimanded in the hostel office in the middle of the night.
    MH who sacrificed his sleep - something that he treasured almost the most. In 2003.

  13. When parents came over to visit you just to celebrate your birthday when you couldn't be back for that.
    In 2002.

I am a blessed girl. In this world full of unfortunate and unpredictable events.

And now it's time to ask myself. If I have contributed any to others' life's touching moments.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Closing chapters


They were both a 4-day working experience. But a dramatically different one. Now I can happily close both, feeling sad that I have to close one, but feeling relieved for the other one.

May be it's the end of working life for me this summer. I think I really need a rest from everything. Can I?

yy yz I'm sorry for screwing your work experience up...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Welcome to the world of acronyms



On the process of searching something for my company, I entered a super interesting website that shows you the acronyms around the globe.

So I tried searching NTU first.

Acronym Definition
NTU Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
NTU National Taiwan University
NTU National Taxpayers Union
NTU National Technological University (Ft Collins, CO, USA)
NTU Natsionalna Telekompania Ukrainy (National Television Company of Ukraine)
NTU Nephelometric Turbidity Unit
NTU Nephlometric Turbidity Unit
NTU Network Terminal Unit
NTU Network Termination Unit
NTU New Threat Upgrade
NTU Northern Territory University (AU)
NTU Not Taken Up (business; offer not accepted)
NTU Nottingham Trent University (UK)
NTU Nuclear Training Unit
NTU Number of Transfer Units

To test how much it has, I tried HCI. And voila! Hwa Chong is in!
Acronym Definition
HCI Handgun Control, Incorporated
HCI Hardware Computer Interface
HCI Harmony Careers International
HCI Health Care on the Internet (journal)
HCI High Current Interest
HCI Highly Coercive Interrogation
HCI Human Capital Index
HCI Hwa Chong Institution (Singapore)
(the list is much longer than this. )

ICX was in too!
Acronym Definition
ICX Incoming Exchange
ICX Inter-Cartridge Exchange

And apparently TGIF doesn't stand for Thank God it's Friday only.
Acronym Definition
TGIF Thank God It's Friday
TGIF Thank God I'm Female
TGIF Thank God I'm Finished
TGIF Thank God I'm Forgiven
TGIF Thank God I'm Free
TGIF Thank God It Floats (Navy architects)
TGIF Thank God It's Florida
TGIF Thank God It's Free
TGIF That Girl Is Fine
TGIF The Great Idea Finder
TGIF This Goes in Front
TGIF Today God Is First

Then I tried my name.
Acronym Definition
LWX LAN/WAN Exchange

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It wasn't hard to stand it


I stood 36 hours in 4 days.

Hmm.. now it doesn't seem that impressive as I wrote the previous sentence. But well, my four days working as a camcorder promoter for PC fair has been more of a fun enjoyable challenge rather than a torture as what I previously thought.

Yes there were
desperate moments when my team mates outperformed me,
frustrating moments when there exist customers who have nothing better to do than to disturb promoters and I happened to be the victim,
disappointing moments when customers promised me they will buy but varnished eventually,

but there were also
sweet moments when customer sang praise to my boss,
touching moments when customers came back to inform me of their decision to not buy it (I made one promised to come back, even if he didn't want it),
surprising moments when my AIESEC friends and JY and WK and my family attacked me at the booth,
fun moments when we tried to psycho the customer with combined team forces,
exciting moments when I closed 2 deals in last 10 minutes,
rewarding moments when our commission were doubled on the last day after hitting a target.

These memorable moments were coupled with enriching moments when I chat with the directors over dinner. It was just happened that I met them during dinner time when we hid behind the booth for leg and tummy relief. They told me things ranging from the history of NTU to future of Singapore when 'the old man dies' to their work experiences. It's like listening to enchanting story telling.

Four days.
I have tried to beat my supervisor's saying that guys close more deals.
I have practised my bilingual skills for professional speaking.
I have tried to source out potential customers through their looks.
I have tried to maintain mo qi with my team mates though I barely know them. And we sometimes clashed in our speech.. *sigh*
I have tried to speak loud enough to beat the stupid O2 and Seagate MCs-on-mic yet sustainable enough to not get a sorethroat or ulcer though I think I have failed. I may get the retribution soon.
I have tried to practise effective communication despite intimidating interferences.
I have tried to practise my persuading skills such that I persuade yet I tell them the truth. Which includes the weaknesses of the camcorders.

I have tried.

I have been happy.

It was great.

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