Friday, February 14, 2014

Exactly 3 years ago from today



It was exactly 3 years ago from today,
when I first rooted in Singapore, officially.


IF only I had a smartphone

I still remember it was the third time in my life stepping into Singapore.
I was still using my Sony Ericsson W800 with a few buttons dropped off
I wasn't familiar with MRT/Bus routes, at ALL.
I had no fucking idea where the hell was Orchard/Bugis, not even the few places which I have heard of the names when I was back in Malaysia.
I still remember the need for me to google at home before I head out some where each time.
I still remember the need for me to count the bus stops (very stressful I'd tell you).
I still remember the need for me to ask for directions from the pedestrians each time I got lost.
I still remember the need for me to adapt to long distance relationship.
I still remember the need for me to limit the number of international messages sent in order to manage the amount I spend on phone topups.
I still remember the need for me to pretend everything was alright just not to let those who care for me worry for me.
It was really tough, I admit.

The least I wished was to have a smartphone the other time, it would have been much eazier.




IF only I am as millionaire as you think I am

It tickles me each time when people comes up with sarcastic remarks taking for granted as though people who work abroad, earn foreign dollar, have bottomless cash to spend. Again, I would have to remind these people, we spend the same currency as the currency we earn. We left home, gone abroad to earn extra penny, mainly to save and to spend on our loved ones, NOT to be Mr. Treat-Everyone-and-Everymeal when we are back; When we have extra penny to spend on you, we definitely will because we hope you understand that we have our commitments too. Rental itself costs about SGD600-700, how about that?





IF only it was as easy as you think it was

Even better when some assumed that coming over to work in Singapore was as easy as snapping fingers. Finding a job in Singapore, is not as easy as some of you may think it is, especially for a fresh grad from a foreign university. Though being a First Class honour graduate myself, I am not ashamed to disclose that I have spammed more than 100+ job applications across Jobstreet, Jobsdb etc. I would not be surprise if 1 in 10 of the companies in Singapore today would already have a copy of my resume in their resume bank; Ok, I was just exaggerating. But, really no joke, the return rate was like 1 in 30. No, it wasnt my resume, its the experience and exposure being prerequisite that matters (at least this was what I was told by various hiring agents) ; every firm wanted someone experience, or at least familiar with Singapore's external environment and working culture. I had none (except part time experience which didn't help at all). Well, honestly, with my understanding of the competitive business platform here in Singapore vs globalized work force pool available, I don't blame them, the employers, at all, because even when I spend a couple of dollars buying vegetable in the market, I will make sure I pick the best vegetable and to make sure its worth every penny spent. There was why I was so close in taking up the offer of a management trainee job which starting pay was just SGD 1250 as all I wanted was just a stepping stone (yes, it wasnt a typo, SGD 1250 for real). However, I was lucky enough to got myself into a much bigger firm (was informed by a relative about the job vacancy) just minutes before I said yes to the other company. And yes, 14 Feb 2011 was when I first started working in Singapore. 

What happened thereafter are too sensitive to be elaborated here; anyway here are some hints; I will leave it to your imagination to fix the puzzle:-








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Have I regretted? 
No. 

Dont get me wrong as though I was trying to show how pitiful I was. Just a gentle reminder that this is my blog, so I can write and record anything about my life as much as I want so that I will have some stories to share with my grandchildren in the future.

Throughout the three years of working here, I have gotten the chance to meet and greet a couple of celebrities, attended some concerts (some are paid, some are sponsored)

Ah Nan 2011 - local act 
(who have passed away)

The Suede 2011 (Sponsored)


The Script 2011 (Sponsored) & The Script 2013 (Paid)



SUM 41 2012 (Paid)



Some local acts-wannabes (sponsored, I think)



Oh ya, 
and your highness right smack in the big screen @ION Orchard.



Back to topic, of course, 
there were many things which didn't happen as 
what I have expected/planned before I came over, 
but I will keep my fingers crossed and have faith that everything will alright:-






Last but not least,
or rather the main point of this post,

I would like to express my sincere gratitude 
to each and everyone who have 
lend me a helping hand when I was in deep shit trouble, 
held me when I was down, 
gave me encouragement when I was demotivated.
I remember each and everyone of you,
from those of you who have helped me back in uni (lecturers/coursmates/seniors/juniors),
to those of you who have helped me when I was in Kinetic Worldwide (internally & externally),
to those of you who have stayed with me in Bukit Merah View(especially)/current,
to those of you who I have hung out/partied with (bloggers/randomly-connected friends),
to those of you in Apple who have made my life here wonderful (including those who have left),
to those of you back in Malaysia who have always been there for me(Friends and family),

All of you are the pillars that hold my life, 
A single pillar missing, and my life is fucked ruined.

Therefore,
I, Thank You.
Very Very Much.



Oh ya, 

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you <3>
and Happy Singlentine's Day to myself

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

救救大马 Save Malaysia


I used to be proud to tell the whole world being a
True Malaysian

But,
I am afraid...
"Malaysian"
will no longer be something to be proud of.

This Identification Card doesn't mean a shit anymore.




If BN wins

These guys will be part of us.
More to come 






What that struck my mind when I saw Ali Gostan's banner along the road

Remember back in secondary school, whenever any minister visits,
the entire school has to pop champagnes to welcome them
as a form of appreciation for the "donation"to school
WHEN the donation was supposed to be part of entitlement from the ministry 
People don't name "Ministry of Education" for nothing!

It irks me when millions of true Malaysians are struggling to obtain their Rakyat's entitlements

It irks me when thousands of true Malaysians are struggling to obtain basic needs for living


It irks me when thousands of true Malaysians are struggling to obtain a blue IC

It irks me when thousands of true Malaysians are still living in the dark

It irks me when thousands of Malaysians are still being ignorant

It irks me when thousands of Malaysians still don't care


When these foreign Malaysians are going to take over their seats in this country

When these foreign Malaysians are going to be their kids' employer in the future

When these foreign Malaysians are going to be part of the government in the future


Are you going to exchange your kids' future with RM500/RM3000?

Your greed earns you five hundreds 
but 
you are going to repay 
with FIVE generations!


拿伍佰,赔五代!

恳请您给民廉一个机会

我们都不知道民联做得好不好

可是

.
.
.
.

为了他们
.
.
.





5•5 : 1758!
5HB5, JOM UBAH!

好吗?
国家病入膏肓,匹夫有责





Disclaimer: all photos featured in this post were grabbed from FB.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

乱论一生

Hi,
一年前,我有了新姓名
姓", "新币的", 
全名叫赚新币的”(英文名为 Zhuan Sin Peter)
每当回马亲戚朋友都会讲‘Zhuan Sin Peter到了

人家所看到的只是钻石的闪亮,
而不是钻石所碍过的种种过程。

人们往往忘了租金是还新币;还可能以为吃的用马币。
人们更时常忽略我们所付出的种种代价

离乡背井,旧朋友疏远
一个人异乡落脚
多少次一个人吃饭,
多少次一个人逛街
多少次一个人乘车
朋友不是没有,
那种天天日出夜归的生活也不是没有经历过
只是当,你到了生活的某个阶段
当, 受万众瞩目的三年感情结束了
当, 你发现你的生活过了三分一
当,你发现你仍一无所有(成功人士在这岁数都已赚了一桶金)
当,你发现你还在夜深人静里写部落各
你只想一个人静下来,好好规划接下来的三分二的生活。


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这时候,肯定会有鸟人说看他在那自怜, 那条路还不是他自己选的"

路,是我选的,我又为何要后悔?

这条路不是不平,而是你不行。

就算前方没有路,我就劈山建路!
你奈我何?

这条路,这个选择,我可从未后悔过
所经历的  磨练、歧视 (年龄/国籍)
是金钱买不回来的培训、琢磨
这一路走来虽然不容易,可是功劳可要归于那些
曾经鄙视我,看低我,选择性看我懦弱一面的失败者
要不是我把那一股负面性的压力化为推动力
我可能就不是今天的我


然而
习惯了过山车般的生活
的确不时觉得人生目标永远比想象中的还要遥远
自然而然的向往着一个风平浪静、简简单单的生活

然后
才领悟到原来简单才是最难
因为,我们每个人都习惯了奔波劳碌,
因为,我们都为了梦想而习惯性的忽略了他人

但,
不再另寻挑战/刺激,不代表懈怠;
而是想好好策划一个最合适的路程来征伐人生;
以最简单的方式来达到人生目标。
人生如旅行,意义不在于终点,而在于沿途的风景。


俗语说,治其国者,先齐其家;欲齐其家者,先修其身

路再坎坷,也莫过于正面积极对待人生的心态.



加油。

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Que Sera, sera

Hi. I am back...

Just to share some thoughts I had in mind, which might or might not make sense.


Human are like vessels who are preloaded with containers of burdens & problems; ought to move towards the destination(aim in life) within a given specific timeline (before one passes away). A vessel which is overloaded with containers might still float and sail as usual but as much as a vessel can sail overloaded, whether it will be able to reach its destination, it is still subjected to external 
uncertainties, eg. weather & geographical condition.

#Cruel fact 101: nobody will remember you until you sink; Just like how everbody remembers Titanic. 
 

Moral of the story:

People will remember you only after you have sunk; Hence, live for nobody, but yourself. Entirely, its your life, your journey. Just like the wind, judgemental/negative comments will tend to sway you away from your planned route or to sink your vessel even; what you need is just a solid anchor(faith) to believe in what you believe.


Que sera, sera 
(whatever will be, will be) 
 = ) 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My habitual actions.




"OH NO I THINK I IZ SO FAT, I NEED TO GO ON DIET!"


1) *Snaps a photo of myself from a really high angle with cheeks puffed

2) *Mobile upload

3) *Caption "I iz So Fat :( "

4) *Tag myself

5) *Tag all of my friends, my lecturers, my dogs, my cats, my hamsters, my Ex(es), my girlfriend1, girlfriend 2,3,4,5,6,999

6) *Stares at the screen

7) *Continuously pressing F5

8) *xxx has commented on your photo -
"NO YOU ARE NOT! BUT I AM : ( "

9) *Smirks because someone is fatter than me!

10) *Goes to sleep

11) Wakes up & repeat 1-10.

I iz happy everyday!


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