What a Saturday

Long story short, I (somehow) managed to get myself a spot in the Elle x Kanebo Beauty Workshop which I had to pay the participation fee of RM 20.60 that entitles me a pair of tickets, and a Kanebo goodie bag worth RM 258.

WC (somehow) without asking much about the event agreed to go to this event with me.

Prior to the event, I assumed it was going to be in a hall with about 50 participants.  But when I arrived at the venue I was kinda shocked. Haha. Okay maybe I should’ve analysed the venue in more detail. Including WC and I, there were only less than 20 participants. And everyone was female!

From the moment I went in the room I felt so bad because WC decided to come with me. I didn’t make or force him to come but the fact that it was a setting that he dislikes just made me feel really bad. Initially he was reluctant to join me but he still ended up accompanying me. Thank you.

Because I myself was so awkward in that room alone. I knew no one, and I thought that there would be more participants so that I could just hide in the crowd. Plus we had no idea what the schedule was, which WC didn’t really fancy.

First there was yoga, WC didn’t join in at all and was using his phone. After the yoga session, the organiser came to me and told me “I know your friend is here to accompany you but if he could just try and join in“. Haha I was quite embarrassed la and tried to convince WC to just listen. No wonder the yoga lady looked so moody.

What I was expecting during the workshop, was really just WC sitting next to me and making joke and funny remarks at whatever the speaker was saying. But WC sort of sat behind me. Maybe I should’ve known what a workshop was.

Nevertheless, it was a good experience. I think Elle Malaysia is probably going to blacklist me from any events or contests in the future. Haha. If my mom was in town, I would’ve gone with her instead.

I really appreciated WC sitting in with awkward Kim. At the end of the event, WC told me that he won’t be banning this kinda event, but it would be better if there was a schedule for our reference.

 

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A Month into Employment

Today, I received a letter from my university titled completion of studies.

So I’m done with studying (at least for now), and the next phase in my life is employment. I got my current job without much hassle. In fact, I didn’t actually apply for a job. Couple of months back, my current employer came to my campus for a recruitment. I remembered it was on a Tuesday and I had to skip the first half of my lab session to attend the interview.

It was a really simple interview. First they asked all the attendees to introduce themselves, then there was a short questionnaire for us to fill up. After that one by one, they had a short interview with each of the attendees. The interview was really brief and general, things like where I lived and where do I see myself in 10 years. Those sort of stuff.

At the end of the interview, they told me that my application will be reviewed and that they will be in touch with me. I left right after my session was done, and headed to the lab to join the rest of my 3rd year coursemates.

The following day, I overheard from my coursemates that they were recruiting only one person for an immediate vacancy position and that the person has been hired. I asked if I had any chances of getting an offer, he said no. Well at least I tried.

Couple of weeks later (even before finals), I received a text message from my current employer stating that there was a vacancy for the assistant consultant position and asked if i was interested. I replied yes! Haha. After my semester ended, I went to the office to meet with them for a discussion regarding the position.

So yeah, that’s pretty much how I got my very first big girl job, as an assistant consultant in a mining consultant firm. WC said that we were both very lucky to get a job fresh out of uni and in our field of study. I’ve been working for about a month now, and I wanted to write about me and my job thus far.


Positives

My workplace is pretty near my home, it takes me about 20 minutes to get there without any traffic. On peak hours, it takes an average of 45 minutes and at most an hour to get to work. My working hours are 9 am – 5.30 pm, I can leave home at eight in the morning and be home by 6.30 pm. This is such a contrast to when I was doing my internship in Klang, I had to leave home by 6.30 am every morning and only arrive home at 8 pm at night. Thank God that was only for 3 months.

My workplace is a really small office with only 5 staffs in total, excluding the bosses. So everyone knows everyone. It’s quite a cosy environment. In fact, one thing I noticed is that I found myself fitting in really well just within the first few weeks. I consider myself a mild socially awkward person, so I thought it was pretty amazing that I felt comfortable in my workplace.

The learning curve right now is exponential. So I guess for now this outweighs the negatives.

Negatives

My basic is below average and I have close to zero benefits. Haha. I think the staff usually earn extras from overtime. For me, I would spend more time at work only if I really have to. I won’t slow down on my work speed just so I could do overtime and earn more. My time is more valuable than that.

I love listening to stories about the company, the bosses and the previous staffs from my colleagues. But when they start bad mouthing and criticising them, I will feel a bit uneasy. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. But like my parents always tell me, just take it with a pinch of salt.

My boss does not have very good sense of time. Haha. There was one Saturday he wanted to see both the assistant consultants in the morning, so I arrived in the office at 9.15 am. Better for me to wait for the boss than vice versa. He didn’t show up till about 1.10 pm, and I was on the verge of leaving the office already. Haha.


I’m only a month into employment with this mining consultant firm and when people ask me how’s work, all I can say is so far so good because I haven’t been with the company long enough to have a more elaborated answer for that question. Plus I have yet to encounter any major hiccups on the job.

But over this one month I’ve learnt plenty and that’s great. There are days when there isn’t much to do and time passes so slowly and there are days where I don’t even have time to daydream for a second.

I’m pretty sure that with any job, there are both pros and cons. There’s a 6 months probation period before I become a confirmed employee. In the meantime, I have to give it some time to see how all of it gels with my life and I.

Of Red Dragon Fruit and Beetroot

I usually bring food from home when I go to work.

Last Friday, I packed one cut red dragon fruit and dad’s fruit juice which contained beetroot to work. I arrived at work by 9 am and started indulging in my dragon fruit and juice. By 11 am, I had a huge urge to poop. Haha.

I’ve been having sufficient intake of fibre recently so I poop as fast as I pee. So after pooping I was wiping myself when I noticed the toilet paper had some RED stains/residue/mark. At first I thought my period came, but, my period just came last week so it can’t be. Then I thought that maybe my anus was bleeding, but it can’t be as well cause it didn’t hurt. Lol

Few moments later did I realise that I had a sudden huge dose of red fibres that dyed my poop red. Haha. I found it hilarious and texted my parents and WC immediately.