06 august 1984, monday
24+ years old
qualified driver since 15 aug 2005
windsurfin' proficiency level 1
regular blood donor
O+ blood group
choa chu kang,sg
bukit view pri
bukit panjang govt high
metro @ paragon
07 dec 2000-31 dec 2000
snoopy place @ ps
10 dec 2002-12 jul 2004
(1 yr 7 mths 2 days)
23 dec 2002-20 jan 2003
viet lang @ chijmes
21 jul 2004-24 jul 2004
green brew @ singtel recreation club
customer service crew
30 aug 2004-04 nov 2005
(1 yr 2 mths 5 days)
munchie monkey cafe @ yusof ishak house
customer service crew
senior human resource executive
09 oct 2004-03 may 2006
(1 yr 6 mths 24 days)
spageddies @ paragon
customer service crew
05 dec 2005-09 dec 2007
(2 yrs 4 days)
J.D. Power Asia Pacific @ shenton way
research associate (data processing)
22 may 2006-current
lin jun jie
fan wei qi
(1) so close
(2) mr. & mrs.smith
(3) finding nemo
(4) love actually
(5) step up
iced milk tea
iced peach tea
Saturday, January 26, 2008
AMY'S BLESSING WEDDING CEREMONY + SHARON'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!
it was a day with 2 major events - Amy's blessing wedding ceremony + Sharon's birthday celebration!
happy occasions~ =)
took a train to paya lebar with Krista, Simin, Simin's baby (Alyx) & Bec
then tranferred to a cab to the church, trinity @ paya lebar
where the blessing ceremony was held
it was my first time attending a church wedding
so it was quite an experience
listening to the church songs
& the pastor's prayers to the couple =)
the stage with the sweet images
the pastor with the couple
the newly-wed! =)
we had then lunch at a huge spacious hall
the food was GOOD! catered by kriston
the buffet line
Krista with baby Alyx!
feeding the baby..
we then took a cab back to the train station
me & baby Alyx on the cab! wahaha.
Krista, Pui San, Bec & i then went bugis junction to do some shopping
but Bec left after a short while,
& Qiuyi came to join us
they were so nice to accompany to collect a cake which i ordered online
me & Pui San acting cool~ bleahx.
i then left to meet Yih Hong at clementi
& managed to get Qiuyi to join me too! =)
went groceries shopping with Yih Hong
then took a bus to his house to start our cooking session!
hoho, it's my second time trying to cook!
it was entertaining watching Yih Hong & Qiuyi do most of the cooking, haha.
our dishes include::
- asparagus with bacon
- fried chicken pieces
- broccoli with mushrooms
- cereal prawns
- marinated pork chops
- yong tau foo soup
quite a sumptuous dinner har! =P
we were cooking for 7 people you know!
Sharon, Ace, Yih Hong, Pei Feng, Brandon, Qiuyi, & me!
i accidentally poured too much salt out! haha. kana
the soup was the nicest dish,
cooked by Qiuyi! hoho.
everyone had the most of that =P
it was a great dinner with so much laughter
we then presented Sharon with the chocolate cake from room for dessert
when we wanted to start singing,
the candles went off, & we gotta re-lit, hahaha.
we then gave Sharon her gifts - the gucci wallet, the personalised bear (which could speak hokkien) & the birthday card
hoho. hope she likes it! =)
the birthday girl!
with her gifts!
the gucci wallet!
pooh in action?
Friday, January 25, 2008
JOGGING.TRAIN SERVICE DISRUPTION.CURRY FISH HEAD.BADMINTON.
20 jan, sun
went jogging at jurong west sports complex near Bec's new house
together with Bec & Qiuyi
we then went to a fitness corner nearby,
did a little workout & spotted a few kids playing badminton, hoho.
i went to ask if i could play with them, wahaha. =P
one boy was in primary school,
& his brother was sec 1, hoho.
there was another little girl too, who was their neighbour
it was rather fun playing with kids (more kids came), haha.
finding our childhood?
nua-ed at Bec's new house till the afternoon, then went home
21 jan, mon
there was a major disruption to the train service in the morning!
i was jam-packed into the trains & on the jurong east platform
only managed to squeeze onto a train after 4 FULL trains!
it's the last episode of my favourite tv drama - 黄金路 (the golden path)!
& the ending was kidda dumb
22 jan, tue
had curry fish head for dinner with Bec, Qiuyi, Cecilia at the kopitiam at jurong west
we had craved for it since last thur, when we saw a couple having it after our badminton game, hoho!
but the fish head was rather small,
we hardly ate much!
23 jan, wed
went shopping after work!
got a guess bag for my mum (her birthday's tomorrow!)
& also got myself a small one as well, hoho. nice!
got a pair of shoes from schu,
& also Amy's wedding gift
quite alot spent (SUPER BROKE!) but a very fruitful shopping trip! =)
24 jan, thu
tried the newly-opened josh & joey's grille
at our office building
the food was not bad, & the service was good!
might go there again another time!
it's our usual badminton thursday!
25 jan, fri
my colleague, Irene, was getting married
she gave us (in DP) each a box of mini tarts! hoho. yumx.
yummy little tarts!
had dinner at breeks @ ngee ann city with Krista & Pui San
Friday, January 18, 2008
TEAM-BUILDING @ SENTOSA
the day was bright & sunny!
J.D. Power had a team-building event by the everest motivation team at sentosa!
woohoo. how cool is that! =D
the weather was great, the location was great, the people were great as well!
anticipating the fun that was about to come..
we arrived at a room (seemed like a container room beside a hut) at sijori resort
very remote place!
we settled in, & sat down for the briefing by David Tan, our main facilitator
he's not at all unfamiliar to us
we had him in our previous team-building in 2006 too,
& he was one of those who conquered mount everest!
everyone was attentive!
the familiar full-value contract
we then went outdoors! YEAH!
there was a warm-up game called backstabbers,
where we were given some clothes pegs
& we had to go around planting the pegs on someone else's back
it was madness, haha!
everyone was running around like crazy,
grabbing someone's tee & planting the peg
the aim was to get rid of as many clothes pegs as possible
i guess this really warmed us up,
with all the laughing & running =P
we were then split into 3 big teams
& went to our respective stations for our games
the first game my team played was - crevasse crossing
we had to cross the imaginary crevasse (a deep cleft in glacial ice) using a rope that was IN THE MIDDLE
we couldn't reach for the rope
so the first task was trying to get the rope to our reach
we managed to get it using a belt (Mo's!), 2 handkerchieves (Mo's as well!) & a cap (Amit's!)
each of us then took turns to swing over to the yellow mat (which was the safe area after the crevasse)
there was also a bucket of water (our "customer's data") to be brought over as well,
& i brought it over when it was my turn
time was up, & we still had 2 team members who had not crossed over,
cos they were supporting us when we swung over
- to keep track of time (no one knew how much we had left, except the facilitator himself)
- planning is very important
- keeping our "customer's data" safe at all times
the crevasse crossing!
the next game was - tension traverse aka mohawk walk
we had to walk on a very fine line from one pole to another,
& there were 3 segments altogether
Anthony is a dancer, so he had the best balancing skill among us!
he could walk across without anyone's help, wow.
the rest of us needed the help of 2 anchors (one at each end)
we held on to one hand from one pole, then reached for the hand of another anchor
there would be 2 people (called 'spotters') in front & behind the person who was walking across
as they would have to support this person in case he falls forward or backwards
- support for one another
- trust for your team members
- confidence in yourself that you can do it!
the mohawk walk!
we then had a short break,
where we had little cakes & some food before we continued
a group of us! heex.
RIDING THE BUS
the third game my team played was - balancing platform aka riding the bus
in this game (which i personally found was the simplest so far), we had to step onto a large platform, which acted like a big see-saw
we had to spread our people out & try to make this platform be balanced,
meaning, both ends off the ground
we had to hold at this position for 20 seconds, without a moment of unbalance at all
we were split into 2 smaller teams,
& my team managed to do it rather quickly
we then watched the next team & observed their behaviours
it was interesting to watch,
as there would be false accusations going around
someone accusing someone else of moving (causing the imbalance), when in fact he wasn't
we then did the task together as one full team & we succeeded! =)
- try not to make false accusations without actually SEEING it
- a need for clear and direct instructions from one source (the appointed leader)
after completing the 3 games,
all of us gathered again for low wall!
this is very much a game based on TRUST
there were 3 levels in this game
the first level was played between 2 people - one being the 'faller', the other the 'catcher'
the faller would stand in front of the catcher (back facing the catcher)
& after a few commands, the faller would then fall backwards (his body as straight and solid as a wooden block)
& the catcher would support the faller's body by placing his palms up,
then slowly raise the body back upright
the next level was between 3 people,
there would be 2 catchers now, with one faller in the middle
so the only difference was, now the faller wouldn't be back upright after falling backwards,
he would be pushed forward, thus falling forward towards the other catcher
(you get the idea!)
all this while, the faller would be relaxed, not exerting any force at all
the third level was between a group of 8
this time, the faller would be falling in ANY direction,
& catchers would be around him,
supporting then pushing him away, haha!
i felt as if i was in a washing machine,
tumbling all over with my eyes closed!
- the importance of trust
this was the advanced level of low wall
where we had to fall backwards from an elevated platform
onto a mat that would be held on by our fellow teammates
we had to fall with our body straight & solid
you could see the lack of trust that faller had,
if he stuck his butt out and bent his body when falling,
cos he was trying to minimize the impact,
but actually that would be more dangerous
it was great fun
& we learnt the importance of trust! =)
the TRUST falls!
it was lunchtime! we were all perspiring under the scorching sun
a break in the air-conditioned room!
right after lunch, we settled in the room
& Loic was chosen to play the next game
he sat ona chair, back facing a box that was a distance away
he had throw a ball backwards, trying to get it into the box without looking
we would try to be his eyes, telling him to adjust his throwing force and direction
& finally he succeeded! cheers! =)
- encouragement for one another
- positive reactions to ANY outcome
being briefed by David
this was an indoor activity
we were grouped, then brainstormed on ideas that would make our working place THE perfect world
it seemed like compiling our wishlists? hoho.
each group then sent a presenter up to tell the rest what we had come up with
& what was the one thing was common?
we wanted transparency in bonus' matters, etc.
(this was especially close to the heart since all of us would only be receiving our bonus at the end of quarter 1, boohoo!)
it would be interesting to see how some of these would be IMPLEMENTED..
the perfect world presentations!
this muz have been my FAVOURITE activity!
out in the sea, under the sun, WOOHOO.
we were briefed on our task, our resources, etc.
we had build a raft (DUH.), row across to the opposite shore, & row back!
let the photos do the talking!
building our rafts..
carrying our raft closer to the sea
assembling all the rafts..
the best part was - we had to take the raft on our left instead!
we had build a raft which we thought would be SO good,
(there were limited resources, and all teams were fighting for them!)
when we had to take ANOTHER raft instead,
imagine our reactions! hahaha.
what an astonishment! =P
we still had to launch that SOME OTHER TEAM's raft, haha!
out in the sea!
row, row, row..
the winning team!
rowing back to the shore..
all the worn-out teams!
i fell into the water cos the pipe i was sitting on, went UNDER!
(credits:: all photos from Xingti!)
it was a great event
very much better than the previous in 2006
there was so much fun along with valuable lessons learnt & self-realization
i am really looking forward to another one! =)
had dinner at sakae sushi @ marina square with Bec & Qiuyi
we ate SO MUCH till the bill chalked up to $30 per person!
did a little shopping
(bought a new pair of jeans from fox!)
before going home for a good rest!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
16 jan, wed
my sis left for malacca early this morning!
she went with her boss,
guess it's a business trip!
she'll be back only at the end of this month
THAT IS LONG!!! =.="
went shopping after work with Bec & Qiuyi
it's been a long time since we last had an outing!
we had been staying at home, saving $$$! =P
shopped around town after dinner at pasta mania
managed to get 2 tops from isetan @ wisma atria!
hoho. for chinese new year! =P
bumped into Angela on the train home!
hoho. so zhun
crapped & laughed so much together, haha.
received this from standard chartered!
my certificate of participation in last year's 10km run! 1hr 32mins 47secs!
17 jan, thu
happy birthday, meimei!
(but too bad she's in malacca,
couldn't have a celebration with her)
played badminton (as usual) after work!
i really put in a greater amount of effort in today's game,
till i was perspiring like crazy, my face turning very red, hoho.
enjoyed it! =)
Saturday, January 12, 2008
it's been a rather un-happening week!
much of it due to the lack of financial resources
still a few more days to payday
& no news of bonus?
08 jan, tue
happy birthday Wei Leng! =)
we tried the japanese restaurant on the first level of our office building during lunch today
it juz opened not long ago
& since the prices seemed reasonable, we gave it a try
i tried katsu jyu (pork with egg + rice), the portion was really huge!
food was ok,
but service was really slow
waited really long for the last dish to arrive,
the bill took long to come as well,
& the change never came,
till Krista approached the cashier herself
10 jan, thu
look what we saw during lunchtime!
this is the springleaf
building. notice the hole in the glass panel? & the falling glass panes below?
a close-up. wonder what made this happen?
thursday is badminton day!
enjoying it more & more, haha.
a good game today! =)
11 jan, fri
i'm really hopeful, praying hard.
my mortal (ok, i know this game is over long ago), Chuan Hui was so nice!
i was juz kidding with her
regarding an email she sent
(an excel spreadsheet that has a coffee machine,
but apparently a monkey was pissing inside it)
i joked & said she owed me a REAL coffee from gloria jeans
& today, she came over my desk & gave me this::
woohoo. REAL coffee! so yummy!!! thank you, my mortal! =P
met up with Sharon & Yih Hong
shopped at those high-end stores
i'm still wishing, hoping, praying. still hopeful.