Sunday, February 21, 2016

The first of 2016

Well this post is the first of 2016 and the first mobile upload. Now that I have this app on the phone I will be able to post more often.

With diving as extra topic, blog will be filled with travel posts. :)

Now to plan for Maldives and Sydney trip and upcoming Peru trip?

To be continued

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Frustrated

It has been a while since I last posted here. But here goes.. so we are in the year of 2015 and everyone seems to be starting new 'life' eg  new job, new marriage, babies etc.

For me, it is looking for challenge. So my secondment role is ending this month and I am moving back to my previous department but not my previous role. I will be doing what I am currently doing. It's still good but my resolution for this year is to challenge myself.

I shall start off by looking for more challenges in jobs. As for everyday, I suppose I will try to be fit as possible.

So this is where I wanted to rant. It is so hard finding a job that you want in the place where you want to stay. Pros and cons. There are people who have it easy for them, no need to work hard and get paid lots or they can interview well but don't work hard. Damn frustrating. I am one of the ones who doesn't interview well but works hard and reliable.

And then there is the part where you want to try something different from your expertise and you can't even get in. Example, hubby is working as a account manager sales and wants to try business improvement type of jobs. Have the lean six sigma qualification and projects done but can't even get into those jobs. Damn frustrating because you want to get into it to be experience and you can't get in because they want experience.

How annoying!

So if he is to find those jobs elsewhere, we have to move? Just had our house and need to move? I want to bring my house if we have to move and I can't. How damn frustrating.

Enough rant and back to job hunting process. I found one that I will apply and hope I will get in. Something that I do really want. Let's hope for the best.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Post Holiday Mood

Just had sister's graduation and holiday in Whangarei and it was great. 

I am going full mode into work and can't wait until my next holiday and parents to come again. Yay!! It was awesome spending time with them. I woke up early and slept later than them. It is definitely worth sleeping less. 

Have a wedding to attend and help and Christmas/New Year catch up with hubby's relatives so this will keep me busy till beginning January. Then I will need to sit down and think about what I want to do for the year etc. Am going to plan out some stuff and another holiday (not the April). Lol haven't had my April holiday and I am thinking the next one. 

Well this actually keeps me going otherwise life is boring. Oh yeah I also want to plan out something for myself for work and personal development too. All these will definitely keep me going. 

Yay me!

Monday, November 24, 2014

My thought

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago but forgot to post. Lol

Last night, I suddenly had this motivation of re-learning all of my Statistics courses. Went through the courses names and realize that I did studied interesting topics which I have forgotten most of them. Gosh.. so the first thing is to contact my ex-coursemate if she still had our notes. I think I might have thrown them away. How stupid, I should never have thrown them away. Would have been very helpful. So since my ex-coursemate is busy on a conference (oops wrong timing to reach out to her) and then she is going on her holiday back to her country (wrong timing again), I decide that I would just borrow a textbook from the public library or if I could try the university library, I will hav a look through to refresh everything. I am going to make this a project for myself so I can fully prepare myself for another job interview (as Statistical Analyst) and going into the role.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Job Interview

2 months ago, I applied for a job thinking that they won't call me for an interview. This was from a company which I have been applying ever since I graduated from university. So, they did finally called me up for an interview which I was really excited. I finally got the chance to prove myself. The short story, I didn't get the job but that is ok. It has been 5 years since I finished and I barely remember anything about what I studied. I wanted to say they reached out too late but I suppose there were so many graduates who may have applied for the roles in the company and they may have gotten them. I am also not good in interviews though I do work hard and am committed to my job. I guess that is a problem when the potential employers can't really see the real you before they hire you. I just have to practice hard on interviews and present myself well so potential employers will hire me. So I saw this link on what to wear to a job interview. I agree that first impression is a must. I wore my work uniform for my interview and I got a compliment. I was happy that they notice. I think almost everyone knows to wear nicely when they go for job interviews. The article says to wear something that is comfortable and of yourself.

Monday, October 27, 2014

3 day weekend

This 3 day weekend is going to end soon and what I have achieved? 

I think I did achieve something I wanted. So discussion on planning upcoming holiday and hanging out with friends over bbq and board games. 

I learnt to play a new board game which is very interesting. I am actually looking forward to play with family when they are here. Can't wait. =)

I also managed to steam mop the tiles area. Tiring but satisfying because the floor feels cleaner. But my arms are sore from it. Am now resting and am going to read my kindle soon. Sounds like a nice resting time for me. =)

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Tips

Found other links that may be of interest for some people.

Like to know perks to shape your fortunes? Might help.

Something interesting to know. Maybe potential employers may get lie detector to screen job applicants. Is it worth it? I do know some people can talk very well but when it comes to work, they cannot do a good job. So maybe worth to screen these people. I do know there are a number of people who doesn't talk very well on their interview but they can do a good job.

Anyone who has a hard time falling asleep? This 6 tips to fall asleep faster article is a good read.

Enjoy!!

Travel help

I always save links with the intention to post a blog but later forgotten to email back. These links are actually quite good. Let's start with travel.

I love to visit Peru. Love to hike the trail because this is like a once in a lifetime. You wouldn't go there more than once. First, it is expensive to fly there and second, normally you only visit a place once and third, it is quite far.

This link here will give you few tips on how to save while on holiday. Obviously you don't want to be broke by the time your holiday ends.

But before you go, you should research for cheapest air fares. This link on truth about budget airliners should help with the research too.

While you are on holiday, these link and link should help with watching out for scams. Sometimes you can't avoid them but just have a read somehow.

If you are looking for island getaways, this link might help.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Related to crossfitting

I just notice that the post on crossfitting has 9 people reading.

To those 9 people, thanks for reading. Sorry the post was short. I should have said more.

Crossfit is good for those who thinks is good. Not everyone likes it, I think it is the coach who is 'shouting' at you to get on. They are there to encourage you not shouting. I guess not everyone see it that way. I, for one, if you don't give me motivation, I won't do it.

I can last longer in eksrima stick fighting thanks to crossfit. I also practice wing chun where one fellow friend said she felt more strength from me, thanks to crossfit weight-lifting. So what can you say about it?

Just depends on how you see things.

2008 Dec-2009 Jan - Doha(Qatar)

Let me see. I think I flew off to Doha beginning of December to spend my summer holidays with family. I also got to see Doha for the first time. Doha is the capital city of Qatar and I think they do host a couple big events here from time to time. As a foreigner, we also have to respect the culture over there eg dress accordingly. We are not supposed to expose too much skin and yeah I understand that having growing up among variety of culture.

Some days, I stayed at home in the air-conditioning house. The gym was a minute walk from the house in the compound so I exercised daily. It was practically empty during mid-afternoons. Visited a couple of shopping malls while we were there too. They are huge and good to explore. I can't remember if I did lots of shopping though.

We also visited the sand dunes, I think it is about an hour and half drive away from where we were staying. Other than that, it was family time or catching up with other families to eat, either with the families living in the same residential compound or drive to the other residential compound where the other families lived.

I think visiting the middle east does open up my eyes a lot and made me appreciate things that I have which some others don't have.