Friday, January 28, 2011

My new desire: HTC Desire Z

Just got back from 1U. Did what I went there for and then spent the rest of my free time wandering around. I had to fight the urge to buy stuff because I'm saving up for a new handphone.

I've finally set my sights upon the htc desire z! Before this, I had a hard time deciding what type of handphone to choose from.

Touchscreen phones look...nifty and real glossy. And I guess they're perfect for online surfing. But knowing me, I'm clumsy and sometimes I need to do some serious sms-ing. I prefer using the keypad over touchscreens when messaging.

So I started looking for handphones with both touchscreen and keypad functions. And I found the htc desire z.

It's a high-end phone priced around RM2000. I guess that's what you have to pay if you want a good quality phone with fun features.

With my salary and some winnings from other sources, I hope to get it by the end of february.

Enough with the handphone.

I'm working from 11pm to 7am today. Tomorrow I'll be working at 3pm but I have a lunch date at 12pm. That means I'll only be getting around 4 hours of sleep in the morning tomorrow. Aiya, boleh lah.

But I want to get some serious eye cream or eye wash or whatever to relieve my tired eyes. Do you know I'm wearing contact lens for like 12 hours everyday? Poor eyes!

Now for some good news. I'm getting my FIRST REAL salary on the 30th! 2 more days to go! Gonna set aside RM1000 for me handphone. LOL. SO pathetic la I.

Anyway, I need to pee. So I shall be signing off. See ya'all in a few days time!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Working drama.

Okay. So many freaking things happened after my first bout of off days.

Today, I successfully wentto the gym here for the first time for a solid 1 hour! I've been wanting to use the gym ever since...uh...I found out there was a gym here. Problem is, I couldn't find friends to go with me, either because of different working shifts or them just being not interested.

But yesterday, I broke down at work. My assistant manager, SW, who's been scolding and interrogating me ever since i first met her, pulled me aside and gave me another long lecture on my terrible grooming, my poor product knowledge, my "disrespect" for other managers because I didn't greet them when they passed me and a million other things.

Okay, about my "terrible grooming". Usually, it's my HAIR that's the problem. I have frizzy hair. But do you think that I WANT frizzy hair? Do you think that I don't spend a freaking amount of time fussing about my hair? My hair is freaking damaged because when I was young, I didn't really take care of it okay. I've started buying hair products but it's not going to be super glossy overnight. OMG.

Next, about my "poor knowledge". You know what? When you work in Genting, it's a MUST to know chinese. And that is what I'm seriously lacking. I'm not saying I'm a COMPLETE noob when it comes to chinese. I'm just saying that I still have a lot to learn. And everything is in chinese here. So I feel pretty lost. Therefore, I am labelled BLUR. I try to go with the flow. I don't make a big fuss because I try to remain as positive as possible. But sometimes, it just gets so over-whelming you know.

Still, I must admit that I need to buck up on my product knowledge. I'm gonna write down every freaking thing in the briefing file and memorise it.

And my disrespect for some manager dude or something. Okay, first of all, I had no fucking IDEA about what she was talking about. I can't recall passing by that dude. And whoever that dude was, maybe I did smile at you, but maybe you just didn't see? When I pass by them, I make it a point to smile at them. But sometimes they're not even looking at me! What the fuck. You want me to say "YO! MR PRESIDENT! GOOD MORNING!" and show them my big wide smile is it?

So she was going on and on and on and I just couldn't take it anymore. So I told her off and stated my intention of resigning there and then. Yeah, maybe I was being over emotional, but after weeks of accumulated pressure and not having anybody understand my position, something like this is bound to happen.

Anyway, Estee and other seniors soothed and talked to me NICELY (not like SW). I was seriously thinking of resigning. But after getting a grip of myself, I thought to myself why resign because of some woman??

And I haven't even maxed out my salary! And there's still february with CNY and all which means more salary.

And I haven't even went to Safari or swimming or bowling or the gym!

So today, I made it a point to start using the facilities here so in case I do resign, at least it won't be such a waste. Therefore, I went to the gym today myself. And it felt pretty good! Not that intimidating once you get used to the equipment and the atmosphere.

Next on my list is to go swimming. But this I definitely have to go with a friend because I don't know where the pool is. LOL. Last night Sweetrie asked me to go swimming before 3pm today, but because I was so emotionally drained, I slept like a baby until 4pm.

Hope to go for a swim tomorrow though.

Anyway, my one hour's nearly up and I need to pee.

Work starts at 11pm today. I hope work tonight will be better than yesterday.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Me last day in Kampar for the month

I'm going back up Genting tomorrow! But before that, I'm planning to go for one last shopping spree with yeeyee in KL first. Yay! I wanna get me self a pair of swimming goggles.

I'm starting work again on the 15th from 1pm-9pm. So I decided to go back up a day earlier because I've neglected a shit load of laundry (uniforms still not washed). And I haven't gone for my medical check up yet! Gasp!

Original plan was to go back Sunday morning. But no way am I gonna finish my laundry on time.

I haven't met JB for a week now. I miss him lah. At least now that I'm going back a day earlier, I'll be able to settle me stuff sooner. Then on Sunday morning I'll be free to have breakfast with JB! *loves*

Unless of course if he's not dead beat tired. It's a pity that his shifts are mainly night shifts while mine are day shifts. Still, I'm glad that he's up here working at the same place as me..


My short-term goals for the next 1 month up in Genting are:
  1. Improve my chinese, be it Cantonese or Mandarin.
  2. Go Safari! Woot~
  3. Go gym. Gotta find a way to drag girlfriends too...
  4. Go swimming~yay!
  5. Spend as wisely as possible especially on food. 1 meal per day since another meal is provided free.
  6. Lose weight! Lol.
  7. Think positively and be less self-conscious.
Anyway, starting Sunday, I'll be transferred to a new department. This should be interesting.

I hope to be gettting a laptop soon! Pay's good here and with careful spending, it won't be long before i get my hand on one of those babies in Low Yat.

Life's good. Here's to another fab 1 month!

Signing out~

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Back home (& about life in Genting)...

Today's the 4th day of my holidays for the month. Feels sooo damn good to be back home people!

The first 2 days were spent shopping at Bukit Bintang. I am officially in LOVE with Sungei Wang!!! Woohoo! There's like a ginormous variety of stuff there at seriously affordable prices! On the first day, I spent 3 hours+ shopping. If not for the 4pm curfew (after this time, traffic gets pretty congested), I'd be shopping for another 2 or 3 hours. The next day, I spent 2 hours. Still not enough time. Next time I come down, I am so going to leave for BB at 10 am.

Anyway, I bought a really wintery kinda a jacket for only RM29!! That's a steal! In Kampar boutiques, jackets like the one I bought cost around RM60.

I also purchased a sexy, black tube dress at RM35. Pair it up with tights and it'll be perfect for clubbing.

And I finally bought a swimsuit! RM90. Okay price for a swimsuit lah. The last time I went swimming was many years back when I was living in a condo with a pool. One good thing about the staff quarters in Genting is that they have a staff pool. Yay!

Wish I could take pictures but me no camera. Secretly hoping to win a camera!

Speaking of staff quarters and Genting, I realized I haven't yet said anything about me life up on the hill.

I've been working for 2 weeks and work has been challenging. Mostly because of the language barrier. Yep, me chinese sucks. What to do? Slowly learn lah. I'm gonna think positive and take these 4 months or so as a chinese language crash course. Since I'm in a customer-orientated job and since most of the customers are those chinese aunty uncles, chinese is very important here loh.

But good to know that after 2 weeks, I see improvement not only in my chinese but also in my typing skills! lol!

Oh, before I forget, I'm the only one out of my batch of newcomers transferred from membership services to marketing services admin. I'm starting work at my new place on the 16th, that means right after my holidays. I don't know what to expect there yet. So no comments.

Okay enough with work. On to my living quarters. Staffs are stationed in hostels. I'm in a room with 2 other girls. Both of them my schoolmates =) My room actually has a very nice view. From the window, you can look down and see rolling green (duh) forests and hills. Sorry, but I'm not very good in describing scenes. In the morning, it's really misty and when you open the window it get's bloody cold. And because the room is facing nature, I can say that this room is one of the coldest room out of the others.

One thing about cold weathers is that once you're in the shower, you may never want to step out of the bathroom again.

Also, the floor is freezing cold so I'm thinking of getting bunny slippers but I haven't found one I really like yet.

When I first went up Genting, my luggage was mostly loaded with cosmetics and clothes. Basically, I travelled really light. I wanted to get a feel for the place first before bringing other stuff up.

Throughout the 2 weeks up in Genting, I found out that after work (if I'm on a day-shift) I'm usually free at night. And since the swimming pool ain't open at night, the only thing a girl on a budget can do is either hang out with friends over dinner for hours or surf the net at the many hotspots around Genting. My favourite hang out place is Starbucks!

So now, I'm gonna save up for a netbook or laptop. I hope to be able to buy one next month.

And in contrast to popular belief, you can't really shop till you drop at Genting if you're a staff. That's because if you're a staff, you're most likely to be on a budget. And lemme tell you, the prices in Genting are exorbitant. Even normal kitchenware in the staff minimarket are not cheap.

That's why yesterday I was on a Kampar shopping spree with mom. Gotta take advantage of prices here before going up the hill again. Right now, I've gotten a better view of what to bring up and what not. So I've stocked up on utensils, more clothes, laundry bags and footwear.

The only cheap thing in Genting is the food in the canteen. I'd much rather call it the staff cafeteria. The food is quite nice and pretty varied. There are 2 staff cafeterias near my hostel. Both of them are not bad at all.

During the first 2 weeks, I A LOT. I was having a Starbucks coffee like once every 2 days. And I had a few expensive dinners outside. And I was continuosly snacking since my roommate, Wahwah, has got a compartment full of snacks.

As a result of too much snacking and eating heavy meals and not exercising, I haven't lost any weight! I didn't bring my sports shoes during those 2 weeks so no gym. Also, I couldn't swim cuz I didn't yet buy my swimming suit.

So for the next trip up, I am gonna be so ARMED! I'm gonna strap myself up to a budget and stick with it!

Genting seems to be playing a huge part of my life right now. So my 2011 New Year resolution will most likely evolve around my Genting life.