Sunday, April 29, 2007

Preview of "Please Give Me a Job!" Episode 3

Ugh, I am in a good team...but somehow I don't feel like I'm needed in the group.

Sigh, and I have to do the dirty work. Photocopy, do survey, calculate the survey...ah, that's interesting. Right.

But then, the people I worked with are so smart. They can make a media plan so well, and explain in such detail I am marveled with them!

I should be thankful for them I guess.

But I don't like this feeling...the feeling that I can't contribute.

How to shine like that?

Aih, how to get the job like that?


Tune in to the 3rd episode of "Please Give Me A Job!" tonight 10.30pm on 8tv!

Friday, April 27, 2007

I still remember you, friend

It’s been three years friend. How are you? Where are you now? I hope you visit blogs over there.

I know. We haven’t talk for a very long time. I haven’t met you since you drove the go-kart that time. I always wanted to see you again, but somehow I couldn’t find your place, and I can’t even contact you.

I still remember how we were back in the good old primary schooldays. I knew you since Primary 1, and yet only in Primary 3 we only said “Hello” and have fun playing around. Remember the time when we sang that Shampoo’s “Uh-oh, we’re in trouble” song together with the rest of the class back in Primary 5? When the teacher yelled at us to shut up and all of us gained detention, leaving class only 1/2 hour after school ends? That was fun don’t you think?

You know, when I left Kuching and only came back four years later…and you still remembered me after all those years not contacting you, I am really glad you did remember. Of course, we both changed after four years, and hence we were not close in class. As long as we don’t hate each other, I guess it was fine.

It was great working with you and Kevin for our inter-class debate. Had I not fucked up the final part of our debate during the semi-final (I believed we were up against 4 Science 1, if my memory serves me right); we could have won the round! Oh well, I supposed that was one of the closest times we had, before we got back to our own group of buddies.

No, I was wrong. The closest time was when you came to sit beside me to copy notes on the board. It was during Geography when we talked about relationships. You didn’t really want to talk about it, but when I guessed and mentioned her name, you were so shocked and you opened up your heart a little to tell me how you felt about her.

You told me about how she didn’t really appreciate you.

You felt that she took you for granted.

You did not know how to express your feelings to her.

Simply put, a one-way love.

Sadly, that was the last real chat we ever had, friend.

Since then, we graduated from high school, and proceeded to our tertiary studies. I managed to finish my degree, and just recently working.

You didn’t finish your studies. I know why.


The go-kart took you away.


-to be continued-

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Johor, here I come

I'll be away to Johor Bharu in a couple of hours. I wouldn't be back until Friday. Too bad it's not a holiday trip.

Hopefully I got time to blog about JB. My first time there, so I'm pretty much a tourist.

I hear that JB is great for Bak Kut Teh. Hmm...

But then, I also hear that JB got a lot of crime activities...ah...

Anyway, signing off now. I can't believed I missed the match on Manchester United vs AC Milan.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Preview of "Please Give Me a Job!" Episode 2

What? You are the project manager and you don't know a god damn thing about what we were doing!?

And then I get the fucking blame for "jeopardizing" the task??

Excuse me, I did my part OK? I bloody volunteered to present since our beloved project manager got no balls to present (when he/she should have) and this was what I get in returned?

Sorry la, but you only gave me 5 minutes to prepare!!! You think what, I'm some miracle man is it?

Really tulan la!

Grr...I hate this task.

8TV's synopsis of episode 2:
The graduates meet their first prospective employer! In groups of 5, both teams vie for the attention of the employer. Organization: Flyfm (Radio Network) Task: Teams have to create a 30sec radio promo for a brand new classic car, Mondo Hombre & Mondo Femme and present the final promo to the panel. Time allocated : 5 hours

Watch the 2nd episode of "Please Give Me a Job!" for the complete drama this Sunday 10.30p.m...Only on 8TV.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

And she's selling me what!?

A sentence from this salesperson managed to make me feel very self-cautious for a good few hours.

I was on my lunch break when it happened. I was just walking out from Cold Storage in Summit USJ with my colleague when a middle-aged lady approached me.

At first, I thought she was going to sell me some utensil or some kind of insurance or anything that you would normally try selling to young working adults.

Instead, this was what she attempted to sell me:

"Excuse me Sir, would you like to try our product..."

(I wasn't listening properly as I was looking at my colleague)

"Here, have a look at our brochure", she continued.

She showed me the brochure.

It reads something like this:


"GROW BACK YOUR HAIR LIKE HOW IT WAS BEFORE!"


WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK!?


I stared at this desperate sales lady and said "Do I look like I am LOSING MY HAIR!?"

She looked at me like so damn blur...and then just blurted "er...no..."

My colleague giggled all the way back to our office.

It also made me wander how I would look like in 10 years' time.

I looked at the mirror. To me, my hair seems fine. Then again...

...maybe I would look like this in 10 years' time?



Should I embrace baldness? Or that lady was right and I should test out the product?

That is why I never wanted to study in the U.S.

Yet another shooting in an American university campus. This time, Virginia Tech University.

The shooter, a South Korean boy named Cho Seung-hui killed 32 people at the campus before putting the bullet on himself.

A loner and with a twisted mind, it wasn't surprising to see that Seung-hui would kill without guilt...but such hatred he has. So much hate.


The face of the killer.

My deepest sympathies to the families and friends who lost their loved ones from the shooting. The students and the professors didn't deserve to die like that.

Sick as he is though, there is one thing that is more sickening to me than his madness; it's the fact that the United States never did learn from their past.

Hello, American politicians...did you not learn from the Columbine massacre?

I am truly amazed with how easy it is to get a gun over there. I don't even know how can the people live their life normally with gunshots looming within their neighbourhood!

For protection purposes? Gee, I guess I'll need that bad-ass Desert Eagle should I moved to USA "to protect myself"!

Seriously, America really need to do something about their gun laws. For all their might in hunting terrorists (or so it may seem too), they couldn't even cut down the gun-related crimes the country is so notorious for.

Guns over there seemed like a grocery item huh?





I read Cho Seung-hui's plays. Disturbing.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Preview of "Please Give Me a Job!" Episode 1

My resume is approved by my university and he actually said that my resume is "rubbish"?

What's wrong with this guy anyway? Just because he is an expert in Human Resources and he has his own company he can dissed me like that?

"Nothing positive from my resume". So is he saying that I can't get a job with my current resume?

Fuck him for that!

I got accepted by a top publishing firm back in December before I decided to reject it to enjoy life more. So really, to listen to that statement really made me laugh!

Ah, to see him for every tasks onwards...

A reminder that "Please Give Me a Job!" will be on 8TV this Sunday, 10.30p.m. Don't miss it!

For more info, read this Malay Mail article.

Monday, April 09, 2007

I Confess: The truth is....

Alright, I've waited long to announce this...and for the 100th post for this blog, what a great time to post something I've long kept a secret from most of you (and not updating on purpose). To some, I had to give a lie, and I am really sorry for that. It's part of my P&C contract, so I can't tell you the real deal at the time.

If you've been reading my "Day Off" posts from last month, you might be wandering what kind of job I was working, who I was really working for, and why was it so mysterious.

The truth is....







I am on a reality TV show. It's called "Please Give Me a Job!"



Most. Desperate. Title. Ever.




I'm not lying. Here, this is the abstract from The Star Sunday:

Give us a job, please

ARE you a fresh graduate and not sure what employers look for when they recruit?

Tune in to 8tv’s Please Give Me a Job! reality show to get some useful tips on grooming, effective communication skills and, more importantly, landing a job.

Hosted by Azah Yazmin Yusof, the show will feature 10 fresh graduates from different educational backgrounds and various qualifications.

They will compete by taking on various tasks in the hope of landing one of the jobs offered by eight participating companies each week.

Host Azah (left, standing) with the 10 candidates at the launch of the reality show.
Remaining candidates who fail to get a job will try their luck in the following episodes.

8tv chief executive officer Ahmad Izham Omar said the job-search scene has become increasingly competitive these days.

“This series offers insights into how certain skills and knowledge come into play in different situations.

“It also gives viewers a firsthand look at what it's like in the working environment, where candidates have to take on challenges using whatever resources are available,” he said at the launch of the show on Tuesday.

Based on ideas and concepts from 8tv and SEG International Bhd, the first episode of the nine-part series will be aired on April 15 at 10.30pm on 8tv.

SEG International Bhd group chief executive officer Datuk Clement Hii said the show was both educational and entertaining.

The candidates are judged by a panel which include representatives from prospective employers and human resources consultants.




How did this all started?

You see, back in 22 January, Moses gave me an email regarding an audition for a new reality TV show. At first, I thought it was a complete "Apprentice" wannabe (which The Firm ended up being) so I wasn't that keen to take on participants who had working experience. This programme was different; it had a criteria (under 25, fresh grad, never worked full-time 6 months before the audition). So I thought since it's a one-time experience, I gave it a shot.

Flew all the way to KL, delayed the flight back to Kuching for the audition, came back to Kuching, anxiously waiting...then gave up waiting for the call until that one fine Monday afternoon.

The rest is well...you gotta do me a favour and watch the show this Sunday April 15, 10.30pm on 8TV ok? I can't tell you the contents obviously...but all I can say is drama, drama and more drama!

Oh, here are the opening graphics. Many thanks to Red Communications (the production house behind "3R", "Gol & Gincu" and "Goodbye Boys") for providing me with this once in a lifetime experience. I really learn a lot from them.

To Moses, without that email I wouldn't be who I am now. So anytime you come down to Subang Jaya, let me know and all your meals* would be settled by me.

*Terms and conditions apply

References:
Red Communications (www.red.com.my)
The Star Online (www.thestar.com.my)