Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Done with that, I retreated back to my borrowed desk (originally Suhana's desk but she recently sits at another desk) and tried to do something useful. So I read through some papers which were given to me yesterday. Finished it and back to doing nothing, I wouldn't let it go on any longer so I went to the Lady Boss's room and asked for a handbook which she had shown to me the first time I came to that unit. The book is called Electricity Supply Application Handbook (EHSA). It's a good book, full of informations and very useful. I only managed to read through it thoroughly for the first 5 or 8 pages when my eyes started to droop down and terjuling-juling because I was too damn sleepy. I took a nap when it got very hard to control. Continued reading through the book after the nap but with less focus. I was getting impatient and couldn't stop looking at the clock. I was practically monitoring the clock every 5 mins. What a torture.
I was getting hungry because I didn't have any breakfast which was my fault. 12PM I bailed and went to lunch with Mim again, this time at Kak Nong's opposite Timesquare just across the road. Had lunch, went back to office heavy heartedly and again continue monitoring the clock to strike 5PM. In the meantime, my supervisor called me into his office and tried to explain what are the procedures for applying electricity supply for capital or big developments. He asked me to get him a document at the files store room. Andrew assisted me to it and told me that the store room was haunted even in broad day light. I thought he was kidding so I just brushed it off but turned out he wasn't when I asked him seriously since he kept on mentioning it. I didn't really feel scared though but facinated instead, maybe because I was already too bored and that kinda story only lightens up my mood. Haha. So yeah about the document, searched it through in these 2 thick files but to no avail. Got back to my supervisor but he was busy for the longest time I waited and got fed up and again retreated back to my desk and forget it all at once. I started doing my report to kill the time instead.
I bailed at 4.45PM.
That's all folks,
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Things were better at work today although I mainly did other people's chores than actually learning something. I didn't really mind actually because at least I was doing something than nothing. I was practically walking around in the office kinda begging for work or something to get busy with. I got what I wanted which ended up to be photocopying, recording log book, more photocopying, and helped a pregnant staff with re-arranging and transferring her bulk of hardcover files from her cupboard to another cupboard in another room and getting her 6 new hardcovered files and 3 boxes of small sized staple bullets downstairs from Mr. Theobald. Did all that till lunch break at 12.30PM. It's a good thing Mim is nearby which is in Timesquare because I can go lunch with her. I called and picked her up from work and we went to have lunch in Sembulan (soto dia sedap. Jom kita ramai-ramai pegi sana one day kawan-kawan keras). Came back from lunch at 1.40PM, there were only 2 or 3 people in the office. I walked back and forth in the office (it's just a small office) again and couldn't stand it and had to ask somebody about something that's relevant to my internship. So, I asked this one staff who's in charge of estimating (for material costs and so on) since he looked so free as well. He kindly explained few things to me, and gave me a procedure flow chart of customer supply application. Although it wasn't much, I appreciate it a lot nevertheless. Bless that guy. after that, I was back to doing nothing again. Pretty tempted to bail early that day but I was determined to stay until end of office hours and that is exactly what I did and yes I am proud of it. Haha.
On another note, my supervisor has now transferred to Papar so I'm kinda lost as to who is my proper supervisor now. I have this phone interview by my assigned internship lecturer coming up this Thursday or Friday. It's an interview between my supervisor and my lecturer, so since my current supervisor is not around, he was substituted with another engineer (young one). And the fun fact of the day is that this engineer's younger sister is my friend, a junior in MMU. What a small world. For me that was a pleasant surprise, I don't know why exactly but yeah, it was really good to know. Well yes, in conclusion, today was better. Thanks God for listening haha.
Till then, see ya later~ mwah.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
And after I was all done with the room, I met up with Natalie at CP to buy my stuff and after that Suria Sabah to buy hers.
There you go my Sunday story. Bye bye for now~ Have a good day tomorrow!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Other than that, nothing interesting happened, it was a pretty lazy and unproductive day I must say. I drove back and watched TV until the two big bosses came back from town and had some tarap with them. lol. After that off to bed I went. What was supposed to be a short nap turned into a long one. Well there's no such thing as long nap as what a friend told me last time. A long nap is practically sleeping. I kinda agree with that. So yeah anyway, I slept from 3.30 till 6.30pm. Woke up twice in between - head was pretty heavy and pening. And here I am now. Oh gosh, I need to be more productive. Geesh.
Pictures from today's work:
Till then, ciao!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Moving on, the Politeknik interns have just finished their internship last friday which sucks for me because there goes all the good friends. Now it's only left with me and another girl and the rest are all SESB trainees which are all guys. They're cool though, will try to get closer to them starting from now because the other girl is finishing end of this month and that will leave me being the only girl.
Oh yeah, one breakthrough that maybe not many have known and would be a "FINALLY!" or "Oh thank God!" moment to most of those who are close to me is that I have actually started driving. I mean like real driving. I drive to work now and yes it's manual. Oh yes sister you heard me. After obtaining my driving license about 2 years ago, I have finally faced my fear and made it happen. haha. (noob in the house).
Okay that's all for now. Last but not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our youngest and most beloved baby girl in gengkaras, JOJO KIRAM! Have a blessed birthday and enjoy the start of your 22 year-old life. We love you.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Anyway, today I played futsal and I actually drove to the court - two of the things that I RARELY do. I felt proud of myself that I drove and on the other hand, Lionel was proud that I played futsal. I'd like to say thank you to Jerrypah for having faith in me by carcooling together with me as the driver. Hope this is the beginning of my driving era. And by the way, Liyana arrived KK earlier this evening too. Welcome home my fellow soon-to-be officially Sabahan friend.
On another note, I have already started my internship since about a month plus ago. I must say it is a good experience being in SESB. Everything that I have studied is now being applied right in front of my eyes. The sucky part is that I'm the only female when the first time I came in because I have missed the batch with female interns. The workers are all men that are mostly pretty much rough around the edges so I really had to adjust and adapt to their way of communication. But I was pretty much quite for the first two weeks and after that it got better. They're really friendly and hardworking. So far I'm still in maintenance unit, so these are the guys who are working at the frontlines - dealing with low to high voltage. It is truly a dangerous job. I feel humbled being around them. I highly respect the jobs that they do. I go out to sites with them everyday and being under the sun each day has made me much darker now. I hope I can tan my whole body by Karen's wedding.
Well okay I think that's all for now, I'd love to tell more about my internship but I'm afraid it would be a long grandmother story so guess I better not. But I can say this much about my internship - I think it has exposed me with all kinds of people and has taught me a little better on my communication skill, probably because I have no friends (all the other interns are basically from Politeknik - majority of them are in the same class. You know where I'm getting at right?) and I had to force myself to speak up and socialize with the workers who are all older than me. And also, I have learned to be very inquisitive of the things that they do and I noticed that it has a stimulating effect on my brain which I so need since my otak was very berkarat before this. So in conclusion, it has so far mainly taught me on how to adapt to a very very different kind of environment. And also, I've learned to be close to the senior workers who are much older as I can get more valuable information from them which is more useful.
Okay okay stopping now, I'm off to bed. Good night!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Anyway, as for the others, I'd like to inform all of you that I will be doing my internship at SESB. Yes, I'm coming home soon, you'll be seeing more of me. No more karau saturang di cyber because of the gengkaras hahaha.
The thought of doing my internship in KK is like a love-hate thing. It's quite a dilemma. Here is why:
The hate part:
1. Lionel. (well duh~ right haha)
2. SESB doesn't provide any allowance
3. SESB is where my dad used to work at before his retirement about 2 years ago, and it is currently the workplace of my second sister.
4. I kinda got my internship because of them.
5. I hope you can see why I don't favor reason 3 and 4 - I will have to behave as watchful eyes are all on me.
6. I personally feel that I won't grow in KK because KK is my comfort zone. You can't grow in your comfort zone. (itu apa yg saya pkir la ya rakan2).
7. Oh ya, nti jadi kuli di rumah. hahaha
The love part:
1. Closer to family and friends (yay)
2. Oh, and closer to my dogs too.
3. I don't have to spend much (or basically nothing) on food, transportation, and accommodation.
4. Get in touch with my Sabahans. (lol)
5. Finally, have the time to actually explore Sabah (kunun).
Okay that's about it. So there you go, the latest update about me. BTW, I'm currently doing my thesis, I ask for your help to pray por me to do well on my thesis. Thank you~ mwah. See y'all soon!
Hate reason no. 8: leaving LIYANA IZWIN KHALID for four freaking months!! (there u go Na, anything por u!)
For this particular hate reason no. 8, I would try to make internship to be the only thing in KK, pray for me to be back in KL for my real job. ngehehe.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
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|Remembers the answers||Poses unforeseen questions||Sees exceptions|
|Is interested||Is curious||Wonders|
|Is attentive||Is selectively mentally engaged||Daydreams; may seem off task|
|Generates advanced ideas||Generates complex, abstract ideas||Overflows with ideas, many of which will never be developed|
|Works hard to achieve||Knows without working hard||Plays with ideas and concepts|
|Answer the questions in detail||Ponders with depth and multiple perspectives||Injects new possibilities|
|Performs at the top of the group||Is beyond the group||Is in own group|
|Responds with interest and opinions||Exhibits feelings and opinions from multiple perspectives||Shares bizarre, sometimes conflicting opinions|
|Learns with ease||Already knows||Questions: What if...|
|Needs 6 to 8 repetitions to master||Needs 1 to 3 repetitions to master||Questions the need for mastery|
|Enjoys the company of age peers||Prefers the company of intellectual peers||Prefers the company of creative peers but often works alone|
|Understands complex, abstract humor||Creates complex, abstract humor||Relishes wild, off-the-wall humor|
|Grasps the meaning||Infers and connects concepts||Makes mental leaps: Aha!|
|Completes assignments on time||Initiates projects and extensions of assignments||Initiates more projects that will ever be completed|
|Is receptive||Is intense||Is independent and unconventional|
|Is accurate and complete||Is original and continually developing||Is original and continually developing|
|Enjoys school often||Enjoys self-directed learning||Enjoys creating|
|Absorbs information||Manipulates information||Improvises|
|Is a technician with expertise in a field||Is an expert who abstracts beyond the field||Is an inventor and idea generator|
|Memorizes well||Guesses and infers well||Creates and brainstorms well|
|Is highly alert and observant||Anticipates and relates observations||Is intuitive|
|Is pleased with own learning||Is self-critical||Is never finished with possibilities|
|Gets A's||May not be motivated by grades||May not be motivated by grades|
|Is able||Is intellectual||Is idiosyncratic|
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A couple of days before Christmas 2010, I was greeted with Lionel's uncle's death due to stroke, while the new year 2011 has greeted me with me another funeral - I got a call from Lionel at 7AM today informing me that our friend, Belle's father has passed away earlier. I could not believe what I heard and it was more like a dream because Lionel and I had just met Belle earlier around 12AM and she told us how her father had been sick for few weeks and that they were going to the hospital the next day only.
If it felt like a dream for me getting that call, imagine how it was for her when her sister shook her up from her sleep to tell her the news.
She said it felt unreal, like it was a dream. She immediately left for her home, sent by her housemate. She wasn't able to drive.
So we all went to her house later that day, to pay our last respect - but more like for the sake of being there for her. We all know that Belle is a very sensitive person and we can't let her go through this on her own. But I have to say, her elder and younger sisters were very strong and composed. It is always good to have strong ones in the family in times like these. I could see that the mother was trying hard not to totally breakdown and try handling the situation, but she did give in few times. I just can't stand seeing the tears of the family of the departed one... it just makes want to cry.
And I can't help but to think how the same situation could happen to me as well. I can't stand the thought of losing any member of my family, even more so my parents. Sigh. I pray for the Lord to protect them at all cost.
I also pray for the souls of Lionel's uncle and Belle's father. May their soul rest in peace and may God have mercy on them. I pray for their family and friends as well to help them go through their loss. May they be strong and comforted through His grace. Amen.