graduated from NUS in may 2006 with a bachelor of science degree. joined J.D. Power Asia Pacific since 22 may 2006 as a research associate in the data processing department. am a qualified driver who hardly has the chance to drive. loves singin' a whole lot, cos music is so important in my life. catching movies, blogging, cycling and donating blood bring joy to me too. this blog has been set up on 7 nov 2002, with loads of memories ever since.
quite a slack day! =) more or less in control of the workload already left at 6pm with Yongmin & we went down to town
had dinner at sushi tei @ ngee ann city (my first!) i really didn't care much - juz took whatever that looked appealin' & we ended up with a $77+ bill! OMG. freakin' expensive la! gosh. but couldn't deny it's really YUMMY sashimi!!! *droolx*
i did it! i did it! finally had my blood donated!!! =) my 19th time completed before november ends YESH! wahaha made a rush down to NUH blood donation centre at 6pm & everythin' went so smoothly oh yeah
work was fine except for the first half of the day, some of us couldn't enter the system, had no access to the shared drives terrible! anyway, it recovered later & Rebecca is on leave =/
met up with Wei Wei & Keith after my blood donation at lot 1 for ktv!!! hoho kbox was celebratin' its 4th anniversary so it was quite cheap! we sang till midnight before goin' home
did a crazy thing today OT-ed till 11pm (nahx, this is not crazy) then took a train to marriott hotel to meet Wei Wei! Keith then came & picked up us & drove us to mustafa for shoppin'! hoho bought some tidbits & stuff interestin' we then went wen dou shi @ geylang for a super heavy supper! had so much yumx.
reached home at 230am how to get up tomorrow?!? -.-zZz
Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.
Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion.
Before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven.
Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.
Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn't clean or sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets.
Before whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
And before you complain how tired you are about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.
And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around.
Life is a gift, Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, And Fulfill it.
i can actually come up with more of such lines::
Before you complain about how slow your internet is, how easily spoilt your handphone is - Think of people from the third world countries who cannot even afford one.
Before you complain how little sleep you are gettin' - Think of those who have to work 24 hours day in, day out, to make ends meet.
Before you complain how borin' & meaningless your life is - Think of the dyin' - who are fightin' hard for juz one more breath.
Before you complain how naggy your parents are - Think of orphans who have never felt love from their parents.
i'm still tryin' to be thankful, be appreciative of EVERY LITTLE SINGLE THING in life even bein' able to open your eyes & get up in the mornin' - be thankful that you didn't die in the middle of the night & be thankful that you can still see & be thankful that, singapore is still at peace goin' to work - be thankful that you can still walk, be thankful that you are still employed, be thankful that you still have certain skills squeezin' with everybody at a hot, crowded hawker centre durin' lunchtime - be thankful that you still can afford a meal, be thankful that there is still food around, be thankful that your body can still take in food itself
it may seem ridiculous cos it is human nature to take things/ people for granted we juz gotta try =)
it's sunday & i worked the entire day at spageddies haven't worked split-shifts for a long time cos i feel it's really a waste of time (to have that super long un-paid break in the middle) oh well, once a while bah but it was not too bad at least time flew cos it was so busy for both lunch & dinner shifts whew!
failed to donate blood today again =( cos i really couldn't get up any earlier than 10am sighx. don't know why it takes SO MUCH EFFORT to get one blood donation done planned to donate on friday? ended up OT-ing. planned to donate on saturday? there was a thunderstorm. planned to donate on sunday? i couldn't get up on time. shucks.
juz back from Andrew's weddin' dinner! as i've said, this is my first time attendin' with friends & not with my family met up with Rebecca, Yongmin & Pei Chin at orchard station & walked to york hotel (which was so ulu!)
so sweet. really sweet. love to see those lovin' photos of newly-weds happily in love =) Andrew even sang 爱很简单 to his wife on the stage aww~ Andrew will definitely make a good husband there were some chinese songs played durin' the dinner - nice!
congrats congrats happy for him!
was intendin' to catch a movie after the dinner with Rebecca, Qiuyi, Pei Chin, Cathy, Kelly but plans changed & we all went home instead sighx. =/
oh oh i went to highlight my hair this mornin'! took more than 2hrs gosh. zZz also went to collect my race entry pack (for the half-marathon run) with Seok Chuan & her friend, Val cool stuff! thanks to seokie for bringin' it home for me! =)
half-year anniversary!!! (nahx, not boyfriend, muahaha) with J.D. Power! haha joined this company exactly 6 months ago kidda like this place nice people (mostly), challengin' job tasks i don't dread goin' to work at all! but of cos there are times that suck totally ha~ still, it's been an enjoyable 6 months stay i've learnt:: - to be really, really, REALLY careful in whatever i do - to check & check & DOUBLE-CHECK my work! - to ask someone else to check & DOUBLE-CHECK my work! - to learn from mistakes - never assume, never take anythin' for granted - to ask whenever in doubt - to work as a team, to lend helpin' hands - approval doesn't really mean anythin' after all - to document EVERYTHIN' i do - to prioritise, to keep up with schedules - it's never possible to please everyone - to spot an extra dot anywhere, everywhere - to manage hundreds of emails everyday - there's no such thing as 'nothing to do'
it's a good FIRST job after graduation! =)
left at 6pm & went home to catch project superstar! wootx.
some upcomin' "events" in my life:: - the long-anticipated 19th blood donation!!! woohoo. gonna hit the BIG TWO soon WEE! =) most probably rushin' down to the blood bank this friday after work (since it closes at 8pm on fridays) OR, if that is not possible (due to OT & what-have-you), then i'll have to get up extra early on sunday & get my blood out before reportin' to spageddies for work =P
- Andrew's weddin' dinner this saturday! at york hotel! my first time attendin' one with FRIENDS good food, good company hopefully =)
- the not-so-anticipated standard chartered 21km run! on 3 dec oh gosh. i seriously don't think i can even complete it no no no gotta try, gotta try! juz keep stitches, stomachahe, ankles-ache, headache & whatever-ache AWAY from me! Vivi, Seok Chuan - we'll JIAYOU together!
- meet-ups with friends! waitin' for my buddies who're still strugglin' in NUS to finish their exams! then we can finally meet-up for dinner, movies, KTV (!!!) or somethin' ya? callin' out to Sharon, Yih Hong, Huiyi, Wee Perng, Amanda, Huiying! peanuts gang - Mei Qing, Siew Wai, Ethel, Liping, Gynn, Xianyin! dead?!? I MISS UNCLE SAM!!! & Wei Wei! you still owe Tow Liang & me a meal! =P
- bangkok trip this christmas! lalala a short family getaway away on SQ, to a four-star hotel but before that, there'll be spageddies's x'mas party on 16 dec (budget:: $15 & above, any ideas?!?) & our-very-own gifts exchange among friends & colleagues most probably on 22 dec Yongmin! execute your plan! wahaha
& next year, my sister is turnin' 21! J.D. Power is movin' to tanjong pagar! (no more golden shoe, aww.) i hope to travel! to genting highland, vietnam hopefully?
also, the phantom of the opera next year, anyone?
喜欢看你紧紧皱眉 叫我胆小鬼 对你哎呀呀呀~ 我有点胆怯 你在你的世界 笑我无所谓
2 driftsSs.. shimei::
hey im so honoured to be in ur list haha..i can't wait for a temporary end to this misery man!tanjong pagar..hmm..if im not wrong the hawker centre there has great food!and waaah 21km ah?you r one tough chick...ehh when u training for it?jio me along when u run leh..i need some motivation!
hey hey shimei! hoho, we muz meet up for ktv mahx right? in the meantime, work hard! =)
once again, i'm in the office on a bright saturday afternoon haha well i guess i can never run away from work it runs in my family! addicted to work? wow. sad case.
Cathy was back too as she had some major stuff to rush poor girl each of us took turns to tide over difficult times i've had mine about a month back & now it's her turn jiayou!
met up with Seok Chuan & went costa sands pasir ris for Pearline's 21st birthday party! had so many 21st birthday parties this year! (as if it's my batch turnin' 21) guess i have more 1985 friends than 1984? haha
wanted to leave at 4pm for tonight's dinner & dance but there were juz too many things to do a bunch of us rushed off at 6pm for the chartered bus which brought us to sentosa! where we had our dinner & dance at rasa sentosa, the waterfront lawn usually dinner & dance is formal but our theme was beach wear! most of us juz wore our usual friday wear anyway
we took a lot of photos upon reachin' hoho the host was Benedict Goh! it started gettin' REALLY dark there were juz a few spotlights around but still not enough we could hardly see what we were eatin' haha it was buffet dinner!
then there was a karaoke competition -.-zZz was sabo-ed to go up & sing piangx. this is my FIRST time ever, performin' in front of a crowd Ela & Gerald were the other 2 from my company who also sang took a long time to choose what to sing cos most of the songs were SO OLD! but i found jie tuo in the end wahaha so easy to sing! =) luckily no one could tell my voice was shakin'! haha enjoyed myself though collectin' pots of plants from my "fans" muahaha one guy from the organisin' committee even asked for my autograph ha! -.-" but it's really nice to see my fellow colleagues all standin' & wavin' while i was singin'
Gerald & i were the eventual winners hoho we decided to split the prizes ($80 cash + wine opener) =)
won none of the 22 lucky draw prizes! boo.
it ended earlier than expected (1030pm!) took the train home sighx.
fabulous! step up (the movie) is excellent! caught it with Huiyi at lot 1 we saw the preview when we watched john tucker must die & made up our minds to catch this when it's released haha & indeed, it turned out to be GOOD although initially, it's kidda hard tryin' to understand what they were sayin' the music in the movie is so good that the soundtrack is sold out at every music store in lot 1 (we went to hunt for it right after the movie) a show about dancin' (darn good choreography), dreams, fightin' for what you want, love, friendships the dance moves ranged from ballet, modern, to hip-hop love the combination & not forgettin', the male lead is so good-lookin'! =P
watch this clip, taken from the finale of the movie:: (i almost wanted to applaud when it ended!)
1 driftsSs.. Anonymous::
xiaozhuu derr album out liao.go buy!((:
work was ok good good had many little things to rush so i OT-ed! first time this week, haha but till 930pm only cos my senior manager kept askin' me to go home =/ i really don't mind workin' till 11pm!!! =xX i muz be crazy
it's finally PAYDAY!!! woohoo. almost had to resort to eatin' grass haha
juz wanna pass each day peacefully.
1 driftsSs.. amanda::
haha yar u r still the most hardworking girl i ve ever known...!
ok, half of today was WORK again at spageddies freakin' slam again whew time flew though that's good
Qiuyi, Min Min & Min Min's boyfriend, CY came spageddies for dinner i joined them too, after my shift ended shopped around with Qiuyi after dinner then even went along with her to meet her friend, Jin Zhong for coffee at coffeebean @ westmall chilled till 11pm before goin' home!
comin' back to work on a saturday (for a 5-day week company) is as if the world stops to wait for you, to allow you to catch-up =) you can peacefully finish your work, play your favourite music there'll be absolutely no interruptions, no meetings to attend, no new mails received (new mails = new tasks)
& gettin' your work approved is as if you pass an exam in school
the thunderstorm, the heavy rain, sighx.
worked the dinner shift at spageddies & it was SUPER BUSY sales was over $10k woah. could get to choose our own staff meal! yeah! =) dilly-dally so much, that Zoey & i missed our last train we ended up takin' cab home from marsiling -.-zZz
sometimes, i juz don't know, how could i have done things in a better way sometimes, i juz don't know, how to not let assumptions take over me sometimes, i juz don't know, why am i always gettin' things wrong sometimes, i juz don't know, how to show that i'm truly sorry sometimes, i juz don't know, why things have to turn out this way sometimes, i juz don't know, how to protect myself sometimes, i juz don't know, what's wrong with me sometimes, i juz don't know, how to be firmer, stronger
sometimes, it's not my intention, to hurt, to upset sometimes, it's not my intention, to forget things sometimes, it's not my intention, to miss that out
bec, i'm sorry. =(
sometimes, i juz want, not to be mean sometimes, i juz want, to be nice sometimes, i juz want, to be who i am sometimes, i juz want, not to give a damn about what others say sometimes, i juz want, to be happy everyday
sometimes, i juz wish, people will treat me the way i do to them sometimes, i juz wish, i could turn back the hands of time sometimes, i juz wish, a chance could be given sometimes, i juz wish, i am not such an idiot sometimes, i juz wish, i don't have to go through all these sometimes, i juz wish, i am not such a disappointment
sometimes, i juz don't understand, why people are so particular about gainin' credit for themselves i mean, we are a team, aren't we? it's true that projects are ASSIGNED to us specifically but, does helpin' kill? does it matter, at the end of the day, who did this/ that? the credit goes to who? shouldn't we be focusin' on growin' as a team? helpin' one another along the way? haix.
i really, really hold great respect for my manager - Syam he's the one who's always standin' by me to ensure i get things right, to answer any kinds of queries i have really don't know how would i have been without him he would OT with me, to help me get the data finalization done he's ever SO patient with me ever so patient in explainin' everythin' clearly till i understand he's very humourous as well, it's been really fun to have him sittin' juz beside me (lucky me!) he would never throw his temper, never scold me even when i make stupid mistakes rather, he'll find out why i make certain mistakes & teach me the proper stuff he knows i don't like talkin' to certain project managers, & he will talk to them for me so touched.
at this moment in time, i really need this kind of support Syam, you won't see this, but i still wanna say, THANK YOU.
broke my record! reached the office darn early today - 730am! woohoo. cos i couldn't do OT today & i had so many things to rush! so i wanted to reach early to rush them
BUT! at 8am, my senior manager called me & asked me to help a colleague work on somethin' else so that we could get it out before lunch (aHhHhHhH..) but at least i got to skip the weekly meetin' haiyo.
lunch was at rabbit with the admin people! hoho i had my huge chawanmushi again of cos =)
sleepy sleepy afternoon! managed to leave at 6pm+ wahaha went marina square with Rebecca & Qiuyi before goin' to meet Tow Liang for dinner
we went hog's breath cafe @ chijmes this cafe has taken over the old viet lang's site! even the interior looked rather the same this place is famous for its steak so we tried it! but it's over $30+ per steak! OMG. Tow Liang treated me though, hoho, XIE XIE! we also had a combo starter - which has vege potato skins! mmm~
@ hog's breath
we went marriott hotel to look for Wei Wei! hey girl, birthday's comin' wor! =)
Tow Liang then sent me home ON HIS BIKE!!! wootx. it's been more than a decade since i last rode on one (my dad rode a bike when i was very young. i remembered i was fetched to school on a bike!) whew, it was.. EXHILARATIN'!!! the chilly wind, the speed, ...
woohoo, it's been 4 years since i started this site WAH. still remembered i started it in the midst of my 'A' levels hoho my 1 year 7 months 2 days in snoopy place, my 1 year 2 months 5 days in green brew, my 1 years 6 months 24 days in munchie monkey, my 3 months class 3 drivin' course, my entire 3 years in NUS, my tokyo trip, are ALL IN HERE wootx. it has accompanied me through my schoolin' years & now into the workin' world! love you, bloggie! =)
cravin' for spinelli's HOT vanilla latte. & i had it! wahaha, yumx.
work was ok didn't OT today kidda not used to it ha.
5 things i'm really bad at:: 1. DIRECTIONS!!! i can come out of a shoppin' mall's toilet, not knowin' to turn left or right. & i can go down to the wrong mrt platform (oops) when i don't pay attention to signs. but at least i can tell LEFT from RIGHT? 2. cookin'! i can't cook for nuts. can't even crack an egg properly. 3. drinkin' water (you muz be like 'eh?!' haha) - i always forget to drink! oops. 4. bein' assertive, to stand up for myself - i try not to make lives difficult for others, what for? 5. goin' home early -shrug-.
5 things i'm really good at:: 1. workin' non-stop without feelin' tired 2. controllin' my temper aka patience - try me! 3. singin' for hours 4. startin' blogs for others & editin' everythin', anythin' at all 5. donatin' blood (haha, is this considered a skill?)
Do if MQ='sad'. Recode MQ(else='happy'). End if. Exe.
haha been typin' SPSS syntax so much at work that i'm goin' NUTS! muahaha. =P
到底要我怎么做才对。。 seems like everythin' i do is never right, seems like nothin' i do is right. here's a song, so apt::
do you ever feel like breaking down? do you ever feel out of place? like somehow you just don't belong and no one understands you do you ever wanna run away? do you lock yourself in your room? with the radio on turned up so loud that no one hears you screaming no you don't know what it's like when nothing feels alright you don't know what it's like to be like me to be hurt to feel lost to be left out in the dark to be kicked when you're down to feel like you've been pushed around to be on the edge of breaking down when no one's there to save you no you don't know what it's like welcome to my life do you wanna be somebody else? are you sick of feeling so left out? are you desperate to find something more before your life is over are you stuck inside a world you hate? are you sick of everyone around? with the big fake smiles and stupid lies but deep inside you're bleeding no one ever lies straight to your face and no one ever stabbed you in the back you might think I'm happy but I'm not gonna be ok everybody always gave you what you wanted you never had to work it was always there you don't know what it's like what it's like welcome to my life
1 driftsSs.. Anonymous::
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is it too early to make christmas wishes now? haha, i guess not! it's november (blood donation month! CHEERS!) & what's after november? DECEMBER!!! i will be in bangkok from 23rd to 25th december though (doin' christmas shoppin'? haha) but santa, (& anyone who wants to play santa, hohoho) please listen to my wishes! =)
dear santa, i've been a good girl this year, right? RIGHT? (haha) so here's my wishlist this year:: (do consider them!)
x snoopy place (but if you're givin' me this, can it come together with a time machine as well?) x friends & family to be HAPPY everyday! x myself to be happy everyday as well x smooth-sailin' days at work x an electronic drumset! x a puppy (but can it die only after me?)
that's all i can think of at the moment santa, please help!
with much thanks & love, ~qing
home-cooked lunch! haven't had one in a long time.
worked the dinner shift at spageddies was quite busy lo! piangx.
others may be out to hurt you, to bring you down. but it's cos of their insecurities that they are doin' it don't feel hurt. they can be really mean, really nasty. but learn to love yourself. there are so many people out there, who love you for WHO YOU ARE, who respect you, for WHO YOU ARE. don't change yourself for people who aren't worth it they'll have their lesson one day don't worry about it. everyone is unique. & you are definitely someone special. you may think you can never do anything right. nasty people around you shoot arrows through your heart, but BE STRONG. prove to them, show them - WHO YOU ARE & what you really can do time will tell. for the time being, JUZ BE YOURSELF.
wee~ worked at spageddies in the afternoon though it was quite busy for a period of time i was still fallin' asleep -.-zZz but bec & Qiuyi dropped by! =) heex.
met Wei Wei after work for ktv! yeah! it was saturday night but it was freakin' cheap! only $21 for the both of us, woo. we then went back to spaggedies for a late dinner cos she really wanted to eat vongole, haha good la, i could also enjoy my meat sauce spaghetti! yumx. also had an italian chocolate cake with 2 huge scoops of ice-cream! wah. then we were soOoOo lazy, that we decided to take a cab home =xX super nua. haha
the day started out slow but went into a mad rush in the afternoon so many freakin' things to do! gosh. multi-taskin' like crazy *faintx*
didn't OT today chose not to, haha went out with Rebecca & Qiuyi we had dinner at swenson's!
Amandashimei! really could understand how you feel you muz be strong & pull through ya i almost died too, haha! juz think of these as CHALLENGES you'll fight them it really ain't no easy task at all sucks totally right? jiayou jiayou one day you'll be FREE like me! =)
1 driftsSs.. shimei::
hey dearest shijie...thanks for the encouragement!but im really not so qiang..think that day will come soon...
spoke relatively MORE durin' today's ops meetin'! cos i was handlin' several projects that were at critical stages really tryin' to manage everythin' to my best ability whew as long as i don't get scoldin' for NO REASON/ misunderstood i really don't mind workin' super-duper hard at all =) & oh well, i OT-ed till 11pm again ha. -.-zZz darn sleepy.
Yongmin is back from bangkok! woohoo. & i accidentally sent 10 BLANK sms to him oh my 50cents! hahah