Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Open House @ Cyberjaya

What a 'Cyberjaya' day! I was in Cyberjaya for this whole day, from 11am until 6pm. Why was I there? That's a good question. I went there for a meeting with my colleague Ezra and after that both of us stayed back to finalize everything. I listened to my MP3 while spending the 3 hours with my laptop to get the news summaries done, that's the way I do my works. 

There was an open house "Hari Riang Raya", with various types of food and beverage such as pizzas, satay, fried noodles, fried rice, ice-kacang, nasi briyani, mee rebus, laksa Johor and many more. 

 All the provided foods were free of charge

 I wanted to try this curry soup noodles but I got pimple on my face, NO CURRY!


 Colourful Sago Cakes *traffic light*

 Icy Mango 
(Ezra, I told you I was full! Why you kept bringing foods for me? *laughed*

Monday, September 27, 2010

Quotes from Chicken Soup Book

Everyone loves a good miracle story, the Chicken Soup book provides more than 100 true stories about counting your blessing and having a positive attitude. 

If you have ever read this book, you would know how 'precious' the book is. I found out some meaningful quotes from the book I read yesterday -- Chicken Soup for Your Soul.

"You have to be yourself. Be very honest about who and what you are. And if people still like you, that's fine. If they don't, that's their problem". 
"Face the thing you fear, and you do away with that fear".

"Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for doing it."

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to".

These quotes are really useful to me particularly for my own self-assessment and improvement in every aspect. I hope it would be helpful to you too. *wink*

Saturday, September 25, 2010

UKM student PK Taiwan Million Star

I was extremely shocked when I was watching a video on FACEBOOK -- my university friend singing 'when you believe' during the Taiwan famous singing PK competition, Million Star. 

Congrats to 'Lee Jia Wei'!!! She's so amazing! Awesome! 

I know her when I was in the first year but both of us are really not close to each other at all. But we did chat before during the weekly club activity. Of course, I know she's very good in singing because I have seen her singing songs in the campus. She might not remember my name but I'm really proud of her! All the best for her!

When You Believe

All by Myself

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Economic Transformation Programme (ETP)

Sorry for late updates! I was very busy rushing proposal these few days and that's why I'm like a zombie now.

Do you know or have you ever heard about this programme? I got it so well because I was assigned to this open day to get all the information and related pictures for my company. I was like a 'lonely bee' flying here and there to get more details about what's really going on regarding this programme.

Here's the summary:

PEMANDU organised a workshop, a series of 12 NKEA laboratories were held involving participants from the private and public sectors. They mapped out concrete strategies, plans and initiatives to transform the nation into a high-income economy that is sustainable and inclusive. 

The Economic Transformation Programme is the culmination of a substantial body of the work to transform Malaysia into a high-income economy by 2020, building on the 10th Malaysia Plan, the New Economic Model and the principles of 1Malaysia People First, Performance Now.

What are they going to do about this?

  • Prepare our future labour force for a knowledge-based economy by developing e-text books, e-homewok, e-coursework, e-self assessment training, etc.
  • Paperless government, replacement of paper achieves with digital achieves management system.
  • Host locally and create or unblock new channels such as IPTV, Video on demand, etc.
  • A high speed rail system to Singapore in 2 hours.
  • Increase the amount of green space essential to improving the city's overall quality of life.
  • Pasar malam/ Pasar minggu is outdated! Pasar Karavan with special designed vehicle to conduct day to day operation is the new ones!
  • There are a lot more... you may visit the existing website:

Hall 4, Level 4


 The lab member was giving further explanation to the participants.

 The Road Map for Malaysia: Greater KL

 I was able to capture his picture...hehehe...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hari Raya Luncheon @ Elliza's Humble Home

I was invited to my manager's humble home for a modest Hari Raya lunch yesterday from 12.30pm till 3pm. Her house is just up to the SPRINT highway toward the Damansara NKVE toll gate -- Aman Suria. 

Actually, I've just started my work for 3 days only. Thus, I'm still not that familiar with my colleagues but so far, they're quite friendly. My boss and also one of my colleague are American, my PR manager's husband is American too. *wow* That's great that I can really improve my English more.

The decoration in the company is simple and nice, just like those American styles. There's a small fountain at the main entrance, it gives me the feeling of absolute peace and harmony while creating a welcoming environment. A well-decorated kitchen pantry where the employees can take a break with provided Coffee, Milo or crackers. Refrigerator, microwave oven and sandwich maker are available too. Next to the pantry is a small dining place with couch, round table and 42'' flat screen TV equipped with Astro. *wink*

Oops... let's go back to the topic.

Kambing Briyani

Mixed Vegetables

Curry Chicken

Prawn Crackers



My PR Manager Elliza & Me (She's a mother of three but she looks young, right?)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Mum, Happy Birthday!

Today was my third day at my work and I have started to follow up some projects. Honestly, I love my job as I find it so challenging and I can continue to learn more on public relations. Alright, let's talk about other topics.

First of all, I would like to sing a song to my beloved mother: 

Happy Birthday to you~ 
Happy Birthday to you~
Happy Birthday to mummy~
Happy Birthday to you~ ♥♥

I had my dinner with my family at Dragon One Shanghainese Restaurant this evening (Is this related to Dragon-i? I have no idea). In fact, it's a hidden gem that I wish I have discovered earlier. This pretty much sums up our scrumptious for the day and the pricing is reasonable. 

 Menu: The Shanghai Style Delicacies

 Steamed Shanghainese Meat Dumpling with Superior Soup @ RM6

 Steamed Fish Paste Dumpling with Oyster Sauce @ RM4.80

 Deep Fried Prawn Roll with Squid Paste & Cheese @ RM4.80

 Pan-fried Crispy Squid Paste Pancake @ RM4.20

 Shanghai Style La Miam with Crab Roll @ RM9.80

 Baked La Miam with Cheese @ RM7.20

Stir-fried Rice Flour Roll with Spicy Sauce @ RM4.50

Shanghai Style Fried Rice @ RM8.50

My family & my sister's boyfriend Alvin

They were asked to pose like this *laughed*

Together with the present (Gold necklace + Gold bracelet @ RM2K) we bought to her, I could see how happy she was today.

If you are in SS2 hunting for food next time, be sure to drop by Dragon One.

Add: 59 Ground Floor, Jalan SS2/75, 47300 Petaling Jay, Selangor. (Same row as Murni & Public Bank)
Tel: 016-2539899/012-3989803)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First Day At Work

Not much to say about my first day at work, I would just describe the day with one word: Great. Everything turned out great. My boss is a quite good looking foreigner called Felix, he's is really friendly and amiable. 

When I was reading the slides, my PR Manager suddenly passed me a piece of paper and smile. Oh! I was invited to her humble home for a modest Hari Raya lunch this Saturday. *wow*

Alright, I think I got to go as I'm very tired now. 

To be continued...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The First Job is Important

In this post, I would just like to share something to everyone. Finding a job is not as easy as it seems but the most important thing is 'think carefully'. Some people might think 'got job is better than no job', so they might simply take a job first to gain experience. I'm stubborn, perhaps. That's why I kept finding for a more suitable job for myself. That's because I finally know what I want to be in the future. If you ask me what's my plan in the next 5 years, I would say that I wish to see myself as the top performing employee in a well-established company. 

My elder sister is right. During this few weeks, she kept saying :" Peng, the first job is very important. It will influence you in the future. Trust me because as what you see, I'm a good example". Some friends said just take whatever job you got, work and gain experience first. I just believe in what I've seen, I believe in my sister. Thanks God! I have found a good job as a PR Executive which is related to my study: media writing and soft-skills. Good luck everyone *wink*

Monday, September 6, 2010

Visit To An Orphanage

What do people normally do on Sunday? Shopping? Staying at home? Playing games? I had a very meaningful Sunday. It was my first visit to an Orphanage in my city yesterday.

There were 6 of us (May, Fellxion, Avelyn, Ily, Jun and me). We bought them a big chocolate cake and goody bags (candies) as well. I realized that those orphans are quite happy living together under the same roof as they are provided sufficient facilities and foods. But as you know, orphans have the psychological difficulties especially autism. Some of them were happy but some of them were not. 

Tell you what. There are some rules and regulations in an Orphanage such as no hugging, no asking too much... and etc. I was like 'what!?' when knowing this type of strict rules because I think we should show them our cares and loves. Of course, I would not ask about their family background because it might hurt the orphans. And yes, the caregivers should let us know about this rules at first because this is their responsibility.

May, you should do research on the place we would like to go next time. Since the orphanage we went are not in lack of anything, I think we can rather spend our money and time on those orphans who really need our help. Right? *wink*

Friday, September 3, 2010

My application has been approved~

I went for an interview at School of Global Service Management, PKNS this morning. As referred to my previous post, it's a 2-month training for fresh graduates or unemployed. The girl Vivian gave us briefing and interviewed us for about half an hour only.

This training costs about RM10,500 with BTEC level 3 Advanced certificate that recognized in UK and also 300 of universities all around the world but it's fully funded. *sounds good right?* For addition, they will provide us allowances of RM1000 and they will find company for us. We might be entitled to get into big company like Air Asia, Astro, Petronas, Shell, Genting, RHB Bank and 50 more partnership companies.

Another benefit is we can either take the job they offer to us or we find job our own. No contract. No bond. No worries. They have approved my application and what I need to do now is waiting for their call because the starting date of training is still unsure yet.

That's my back up plan. If I could able to find a good job, I might reject the training.

Mr. Good Job, Mrs. Excellent Job, Miss Awesome Job... please come and find me. Haha!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Recent Graduates! Good News!

SCICOM (MSC) Berhad, a Malaysian public listed corporation has been appointed to recruit, educate and place suitably qualified Malaysian graduates with Global Industry Leaders.

This training program covers the Fundamentals of Customer Contact Management, and a suite of personal development modules to prepare the young graduate mind to meet the demands of the industries. 

The highlights of this program are:
  • SCICOM will arrange for scholarships to assist merited candidates financially whilst they undertake the BTEC Level 3 Advanced Certificate in International Customer Contact Operations Program.
  • Graduates who successfully complete this 2-month program can be assured of being formally educated, competently trained and 'work-ready' for their future employers.
  • Graduates of this program shall be placed in jobs as professionals with their preferred employer on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Eligibility criteria for applicants:
  • Malaysian citizen
  • Unemployed/ Recently Graduated/ Underemployed
  • GPA 2.5 and above
Courses to be taken through during the 2-month program:
  • 80/20 English
  • Customer Contact Management Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Customer Service & Soft Skills
  • Business Communication Skills
  • Stress Management Skills
If you are interested in transforming yourself with the above skills, please call the number at +60321764888 and register. They will arrange for you to go for an interview and help you chart your career pathway.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's time to MOVE ON!

Look at the picture above. I could still remember the day when this picture was taken. Time passes so fast and my campus life was gone. 3 years! 3 years! Oh! But I know, it's time to move on. =)