Monday, August 22, 2011

Packed and ready to HOLIDAY!!

Korea, here I come!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

National Day Parade 2011

9 Aug 2011

My first parade LIVE! At Marina float! How cool is it. I am also the one and only person in my family who has gotten the tickets! I chose to ballot for only 4 tickets. I gave 2 to my brother and I kept 2 for myself. A friend and I. He/she said not to mention name!!

The freaking weather still hot and humid. The place where we sit is under the sun!

So Singaporean! See all the umbrellas. Cannot blame them, it is really hot and sunny. Thankfully, the sun is gonig down.

My FUNPACK! Majulah! Merlion FTW!

Where is Universal Studios Singapore?

In Resort World Sentosa... The Advertisement made everything look so nice.

Air Patrol

This section was supposedly the funpack song section. However it was removed due to copy right issue. THANKFULLY! I am not saying it is a bad idea. Having a funpack song is cool, it engages the audience with the funpack. Changing the lyrics of a popular song with such corny words, seriously? I think we are more than capable to write an original funpack song. That would be a much better idea, wouldn't it?

Wave your flags Singapore!


This kid sits in front of me. Look at his tee-shirt!

Self painted!

The Red Lions~~~

Wooooo~~~~ Yea~ (If you get me)


They made everything made look so simple. I can tell you that EVERY Singapore son whom has gone through NS will say it is not that easy.

Night scene and firework!

Last but not least~~

It is really different watching the parade Live and from TV. When watching it Live, I can feel the patriotism vibe, all the goosebump. It is crazy. This year's performance make me feel weird. Sharon Aw's character reminds me of my mom, all the hardship she went through last time. I cannot imagine her leaving (you know what I mean), I would die of heart break!


Majulah Singapore~

Friday, August 12, 2011

Lack of update here.

Will update soon! NDP!!!

My first time ever winning tickets to NDP, ACTUAL day some more!!!!

Stay tuned~~~~


In the mean time.....

Recently, I have been think alot about my job.

Okay, Let me just tell you about my job first.

I work at a particular casino in Singapore (think you already know which one) as customer service for membership. So I do shift work. My job is to do member aquisition, process membership application, sell levy (the money ($100/$2000) that Singaporean/PRs pay to go into casino), sell show tickets, sell USS tickets and some adhoc duties.

Well, it is a high paying job, for a diploma holder, I consider this high paying. What else is there?

Career opportunity? Seriously, I do not know. Is this a job? Or is this a career?

Before coming here to work, I actually verbally accepted a offer from mediacorp as Casting Executive pays $1.7k. Normal pay for a diploma holder. Then came the offer from casino, offering much more. I have decided to go to the casino.

I love production, media etc. Why did i chose my current job over media job?

I need the money to pay off my study loan. My mom's CPF, DBS loan and Poly loan. Each month I service a total of $600. By end of the year, I should be able to finish paying off all of them. Latest my Jan 2012, I think.

So for now, I am stuck here.

To be fair, my current job is not bad. High paying (for diploma), wih 13th month bonus, variable bonus, meet many people (the nasty, the nice, the stupid, the funny) etc. However, I do not see myself being able to climb the corporate ladder. Not because I am not capable but many other factors.

And I was very unhappy, still am, with my last year performance appraisal. It is a long story so I will just cut it short. The appraisal score, 5 is high and 1 is low. I got a 2! BELOW AVERAGE! HOW CAN I BE BELOW AVERAGE? I am a above average worker! I raised my doubts and unhapiness. but apparently HR still direct me back to my manager, who said she did fight for me. TOTAL BULLSHXT. This affect my bonus and my increment. I am not shy to say a casino givng their staff an increment of $10. They should be ashamed of it.

Now that I am going to finish servicing my loans. I should be considering my next step.

Wait for promotion? Move on to other job/career? I really have no clue where I should step.

My concern:

- comfortable here because of the pay, more so when I am going to finish paying of my loans, $600 more for me to spend!

- media industry needs experience, will I make it?

- there will definitely be a pay drop if I jump to media industry. The max I can drop is $600.

- going to new environment, leaving my comfort zone.

Anyone to advice me? Comments? Even better, job offer? Haha..

Stay tuned for next entry on NDP!