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Another Saturday

It’s boring Saturday again! If only I can go to Megan’s place like Fridays. haha.

Anyway, I went to National Library to study with and accompany Hui Ling. I studied some stuff for marketing. It was actually quite boring as I had nothing much to study. So, I borrowed some books to read.

Actually, today, there wasn’t really much that we did. I went home alone as Huiling was staying till 21:00. I took bus 70 and it was really the wrong choice. I should’ve taken the MRT train home. >< I ended up with motion sickness, causing me to feel nauseated and have a headache. The feeling was so awful. >< I had to alight from the bus at Serangoon MRT station to buy some dried orange peels to suppress the nausea. And then I took bus 109 home. The discomfort lasted up till now. >< Still feeling kind of giddy. :/

Anyway, I’m going swimming tomorrow at Anchorvale then study with huiling. And in the late afternoon, I have to go for my dragon boat training as coach contacted me about the upcoming race.

Here are some photos taken last Saturday at the library@esplanade and in front of Esplanade:

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Me and Huiling in the library@esplanade

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In front of Esplanade

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Me and Tuan Anh

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Fridays! :)

Understanding data today was more challenging than last week. It requires more thinking and more work. Today’s topic was about bar charts, pie charts, histograms and scatter plots. In addition, we had 2 activities to complete and many graphs to plot using Microsoft Excel. So, time was an issue. But well, I’d like to say that my group did a great job! Jericho contributed a lot for the discussion, Shi Min contributed a lot too and Gavin did a great presentation for some questions that he presented! πŸ™‚

Here’s a photo of my group for all the projects currently:

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From left to right, Me (of course. haha), Jericho, Gavin and Shi Min (:

I love fridays because I get to go to Megan’s place! Megan and Alyssa are my nieces and they’re both so cute!! πŸ™‚ It’s always nice to see them. ((: And, their place is very condusive for studying.

Anyway, today, Huiling joined me at their house for the first time and she really liked it! It’s nice to know that she is not thinking about certain things for the time she’s there. πŸ™‚ And Megan’s hair became so long! Hahah. As for Alyssa, she grew a lot too! She isn’t that afraid of strangers anymore and gets used to you after some time. She can walk and run around as well! She laugh and smile a lot more too!

Anyway, I’ve taken some photos:

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Megan, me and Huiling. (: Megan was too tired to smile. :X

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Huiling and Megan

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Me. Taken by Huiling. πŸ˜›

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Huiling. πŸ˜€

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Megan! So pretty. πŸ™‚

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Alyssa!! πŸ˜€ It was really difficult to capture a shot like this!

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Alyssa again! She loves to do the ‘E.T. pointing’ ((:

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The sisters! Megan and Alyssa. πŸ™‚ So nice! πŸ™‚

That’s all. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to next Friday! πŸ™‚

Happy Valentine’s Day

For those who are interested how I look like in my new hairstyle… here are some photos taken today:

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There. haha. I think it looks weird on me. :X

Anyway, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! πŸ˜€

Last day of work!

The last day of work!! Woohoo!

Anyway, I was supposed to do SBE!! But AGAIN, I was being put at the entrance. What a nice way to spend my last day of work at the zoo. Reason was because it’s my last day, it’s pointless to learn about SBE AND, there are people who took MC, leaving only 2 people at the entrance. So, final decision was, I had to do entrance.

I was really upset with that decision. Was in a bad mood for the first to second hour, then I was better. Lunch was with Caspar at 11:30, the time that I hate to have lunch at. At least I had somebody to eat with. However, I didn’t have the mood to sit at the Ulu Ulu Restaurant with the others because I didn’t feel like talking and have no mood to listen. So, Caspar and I had our lunch at the loft. I listened to piano music on my mp3 and enjoyed the silence at the loft. Great.

After lunch, I became kind of weird. I did the members lane for an hour while Benji was away from lunch. Then after 15 minutes Benji returned from lunch, I requested to do exit. And just like that, I did exit for 2.5 – 3 hours continuously. Haha! Something was wrong with me I guess. I didn’t feel like talking and wanted to stone. That’s why I guess.

After work was awesome!! Had my last Ben & Jerry’s mix ‘n’ match with Caspar and Benji. Sadly Joyce wasn’t there to join us! It was Caspar’s treat. Thanks Caspar! Here’s a photo with Caspar (left) and Benji (right):

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Caspar and I headed to Thomson Road to have our dinner. Sadly Benji couldn’t join us as he had to attend a family dinner. Dinner was Caspar’s treat too. THANKS AGAIN CASPAR!! πŸ™‚ After dinner, we headed to Caspar’s church as he had to speak to someone. And after that, we made our way to Changi Airport to send Joyce off for her 6 months student exchange at Italy.

Damn sad can. My best girl friend from work flew to Italy for 6 months. Will only see her again on 1 August. >< Then I won’t get to see Caspar and Benji that often anymore. Oh wells. We’ll meet again soon, I hope. πŸ˜€

Now, I JUST CAN’T WAIT FOR MONDAY TO COME!

First Day of Chinese New Year. (:

Today is the first day of Chinese New Year. It’s a little different from the past years as we didn’t go to the Golden Pagoda Temple this morning.Β 

We visited about 6 to 7 places today. I dislike the fact that I kept experiencing motion sickness while traveling from one place to another. It’s like I just do my best to concentrate on the music playing on my mp3 and try not to talk to anyone.

Oh yeah, it’s been a long time since I have someone to chat to through sms during Chinese New Year visitings. hahaha. It was cool to be able to chat with people like Benji and some others. πŸ™‚ At least it wasn’t THAT boring at some places. hehe.

Dinner was at Elaine jie jie’s place and I tried 3 different wines. hehe. I know I shouldn’t be taking alcohol. Heheh. πŸ˜› But well, wine is pretty good. πŸ™‚

Oh yeah, here are just A FEW photos taken today. πŸ™‚

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Me with my lovely niece, Megan!! πŸ˜€

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My grandma with a big plate of yu sheng (click here if you don’t know what’s that. )Β πŸ˜›

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All ready to attack!

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Approaching…

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Huat ah!

SUPERDUPER LONG UPDATE. (:

HEY ALL! Yes, I’m going to update my blog. (: There are so many things that happened lately! Zomg! I think this is going to be a super long blog entry! All right, I’ll go by dates, starting from… 13 January. πŸ˜€

13 January 2009

Today is my first day as operator. It was pretty fine and I get to sit down the whole day. My job as operator 2 is to file certain documents, call guests that reported loss of items, record found items and store them, answer calls, identify mails for the different departments, and answer even more calls. During times that I have nothing to do, I just grab some maps to amend. Sharon was the one training me and she did a great job. I asked her a lot of questions and also end up making her repeat too. ><

14 January 2009

Today I’m operator 2 again. But it’s a bit different. I was working with Eliza and Sharon. 3 people at the reception desk!! The more the merrier! So, we had fun chatting. πŸ˜€

15 January 2009

Operator 2 again, with Jhannie and Sharon. Jhannie brought some Chicken puff, 2 cookies and a muffin. So, we shared the food. πŸ˜€ But we had to eat secretly. hehehe.

That evening, after work, me, Joyce, Benji and Qi Bin went to the Night Safari together. I totally love the tram ride. πŸ™‚ It’s like so relaxing and cooling. hahah.Β 

Actually, I thought that going to the night safari that day will be more fun and less… pressurizing/annoying. But well, I was being matchmade with Casper again. ><

But then Qi Bin said that I’m not Caspar’s kind of girl. I felt relieved after hearing that. At least it’s the truth. Like, FINALLY. πŸ™‚

16 January 2009

I went with Mom to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for her medical appointment. While waiting for her, I went to Donut Factory to return my uniform and had my breakfast there. Hehe. 1 hot chocolate with 2 free donuts. 1 standard glazed and 1 donut of your choice (Spicy Cheese!). Hahah. I didn’t say that for such a long time! πŸ˜›

I was doing (something) while having my breakfast. Hahaha. Who knows, she was done pretty soon. Then we had our lunch at Urban Pantry. Yes, it’s FINALLY opened! hahah. Just in case you don’t know what’s that, it’s a new thing opened by Donut Factory and it’s only located at the Novena outlet of Donut Factory. They sell soups (such as German crepe soup, soupa criolla, miso soup, etc.), sides (such as french fries, mac & cheese, coleslaw with raisins, caesar salad, etc.) and mains (such as Jumbo jackets, terriyaki chicken skewers, crispy fish wasabi, vegetarian parcels, etc.). hahaha! I’m like promoting for them! hehe. πŸ˜›Β 

That evening, I went to Hui Ling’s house to do some stuff for the vice-principals as I’ll be seeing them the next day. Hehe. I can’t believe I was there until 21:15! That’s kind of weird because I hardly go to friends’ houses alone until that late.

17 January 2009

Senior Citizens Day at Pei Hwa. It was really boring actually. The performances weren’t for my age group. The worst thing is, the table that I was seated at was just right in front of the getai band and the loud speaker. Gosh… TORTURE. :X

Thank goodness halfway through lunch, we were called to go for the alumni meeting. So, I’m confirmed the Event & Welfare I/C and Im suppose to plan events. Hmm… Got to start soon. :X

After the alumni meeting, I went to Changi Beach with Gena. The decision was made as bus 89 arrived earlier than bus 27 (which goes to Changi Airport). Changi Beach was totally awesome that day! The wind was super strong and the sky and sea were blue. πŸ™‚ Gena and I went on the swing and we felt totally relaxed! I think I’ll go there when I’m feeling stressed next time. haha. Together with the strong wind and high tide, the waves that crash right into the seawalls went real high and over the fences. That’s my first time seeing such a thing happen! haha. Totally cool. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I’ve post some photos that were taken below. πŸ™‚

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Gena and I πŸ˜€

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Gena and I ((:

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Me on the swing πŸ˜‰

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Gena on the swing (:

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The big splash that I was talking about!Β 

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18 January 2009

Worked as operator 2 again, but it’s with Aisyah. It was good because we can listen to music (since it’s a weekend) and there weren’t any mails to settle, etc. So, there was little to do. BUT, it was terrible because of an idiotic caller called FARIDAH. Well, I was really pissed with this person who called to talk to her dad who works as a zookeeper.

She’s ridiculous. She doesn’t answer my questions and she is very impatient.

Basically, here’s the conversation:

Faridah: Hello, can you put me through to one of the zookeepers?
Me: Okay, who do you want to speak to?
Faridah: My father, he works with the elephants. I’m his daughter.
Me: Okay. Please hold on for a moment.
( asked Aisyah and she said that I can’t put her through to him and can only ask for her contacts)
Me: Mdm, can I have your contact number and name and I’ll get one of them to call you.
Faridah: My name is Faridah and my contact number is …
Me: All right, I’ll get one of them to call you.
Faridah: Can you repeat the details for me??
Me: Mdm, I know your contact number and name. I’ll get one of them to call you.
Faridah: See?? You don’t even know the details! DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHO TO CONTACT?? Later you’ll get the wrong person to contact me!
(I was very irritated by this woman by then. I couldn’t care much about her request anymore.)
Me: But just now, you asked me to contact ONE OF THE ZOOKEEPERS.
Faridah: Eh, you shouldn’t even be talking like this!!!
Me: All right, all right. What’s his name then?
Faridah: Oh my gosh! You’re soooo RUDE!
Me: Okay, I’m sorry. What’s his name??
Faridah: (name of the zookeeper but I can’t hear her)
Me: Mdm, can you spell it out for me?
Faridah: You’re asking soooo many questions!! (spells out name)
Me: okay. I’ll get him to contact you.
(Faridah hangs up)

Oh my goodness. That’s totally terrible. This is the 1st super irritating caller I’ve encountered. I mean if you tell me his name earlier, I wouldn’t be asking so many questions. And, since he’s your FATHER, call him on his mobile then. And lastly, I am the one that’s going to get your father to contact you. So, don’t forget, if I’m really pissed, I can always choose to not let your father know about this and he won’t call you. Simple. Callers are just so annoying. Sigh.

19 January 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOLYN!! πŸ˜€ Yup, it’s my younger sister’s birthday.Β 

Hahah. After work, Benji, Casper, Joyce and I went to Ben & Jerry’s to get a mix ‘n’ match with 1 additional scoop. Hahah! I really enjoy sharing ice-cream like this. πŸ˜€ 35% off too!! It’s always very funny when we have to choose the ice-cream flavours, the syrup and topping. πŸ˜›Β 

Anyway, Caspar accompanied me to get my sister’s birthday present. I made him walk around AMK Hub like crazy. :X In the end, I bought a deco umbrella from Young Generations for her. It looks like a champagne bottle but it’s actually an umbrella. Really cool. πŸ˜€

Oh yeah, this is also the day when I get another super irritating call. This time, it’s from a teacher from an international school. Here’s the conversation:
Teacher: Hi, I called earlier regarding the price of the child ticket. I’m bringing a group of 37 students and they’re all 4-year-olds. I was told that it’ll be $4.50 for each child. But it seems like it’s actually $9. So, I want to ask if it’s $4.50 or $9
Me: Okay, Mdm. It’s actually $4.50 for each child because you’re bringing more than 30 students.
Teacher: All right. I also heard that for every 10 children I bring, 1 adult will go free. Is that true?
(I didn’t know about this, so I checked with Jhannie and Jhannie asked me to get her to confirm with the ticketing booth)
Me: Hello, Mdm, is it okay for me to transfer you to the ticketing booth as you have to confirm with them?
Teacher: No, I’m just checking with you about that promotion. Why do you need to transfer me to somewhere else??
(I asked Jhannie about it again and she told me that only some companies/schools will get the privilage. And only the ticketing booth has that information)
Me: Hello, Mdm, that’s because only certain companies/schools can enjoy that privilage. Hence, you need to check with the ticketing booth.
Teacher: Wait. Am I calling the Singapore Zoo?
Me: Yes.
Teacher: Are you working at the Singapore Zoo?
Me: Yes.
Teacher: Isn’t this the general enquiries number?
Me: It is.
Teacher: Then why do you NOT know??? You know, you’re either NEW or you’re NOT well-trained! Can you get somebody else who can do the job better than you to answer my call?!?
Me: All right. Please wait.

I handed the phone over to Jhannie and in the end Jhannie said the SAME THING as me. She still ended up being transferred over to the ticketing booth. Like, if you could to spend that 3 minutes on settling your problem with the ticketing booth rather than to criticise me, you would’ve been done. When she said that I’m either new or not well trained, I feel like telling her, ‘YES, I’M N-E-W, SO?’ I mean, it’s ridiculous man. You expect me to know EVERYTHING? It’s not like I went to the university to study the ‘Operations at the Singapore Zoo’ course. People are just so ridiculous sometimes. They only think of what they want and never spare a thought for others. It’s not like I just said, “I don’t know, so, don’t ask me.” and hang up, right? I did my best to ask my trainer what to do and also wanted to transfer your call. I mean, all you have to do is speak to the people at the ticketing booth. I didn’t ask you to come to the zoo or even ask you to dial another number. *Sigh*

20 January 2009

My off day today and I decided to chill somewhere. So, in the evening, I met up with Lois at Pacific Coffee Company at VivoCity to chill out. πŸ˜€ I totally enjoyed my time there with her! We chat about all sorts of things while enjoying the awesome ambience at PCC. πŸ™‚ Then we went up to the Sky Garden to chat somemore while enjoying the stars/satellites up in the sky. I wish I can spend a day like this every now and then. It’s good for your mental health. πŸ˜›

And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATALIA! πŸ˜€

21 January 2009

Worked as operator AGAIN. Went for lunch with Caspar only as Joyce and Benji weren’t working. It was damn silly. We were being matchmade by a group of people. And they left both of us all alone at the Ulu Ulu Restaurant. I actually believed that they were going back to work as Caspar and I went for lunch late. But in the end, when I went to the loft after lunch, I saw the whole group of them sitting there, chatting about us. Oh my goodness. I seriously dislike being matchmade. It’s irritating. And I hate the fact that you have to act so abnormally just to prevent yourself from being matchmade again. I want to be myself.

And, somebody called from ____ Education Centre regarding her tickets. She said that she order some tickets on 27 December and she was supposed to collect them on 12 January Β but she couldn’t make it in the end. She wanted to check when does the tickets expire and when can she collect the tickets as she wants to collect it on 28 January. So, I got her contact number and told her I’ll call her back asap. I contacted the ticketing booth right away to check if the tickets if with them. However, they couldn’t find it. I called the lady to tell her about it and she said that she has the order form with her and somebody called her to let her know that the tickets are ready for collection. So, I told her that I’ll try to check again for her. I called the ticketing booth again to double-check. They didn’t have it. This time, I called the education department and the sales department in the office too. I even called the Night Safari too as she just told me that it’s a Zoo-Night Safari Parkhopper. However, I had to wait till 17:45 to call the Night Safari ticketing booth as they weren’t ready yet. I did a lot for this guest. In the end, I spoke to the Night Safari ticketing staff and she said they don’t have the tickets. In addition, I gave her the guest’s contact number. She said she knows who I was referring to. Later on, I called to check and she told me it’s settled. So, I felt relieved.

22 January 2009

Worked as operator AGAIN. The guest from the ____ Education Centre called again. And she requested to speak to me. She told me that the Night Safari didn’t have the tickets. I apologised for not contacting her as I was told that the case was settled. She said it was fine. In the end, we agreed that she can resend her order since there’s no harm done. When she emailed us the order, she called for me again and wanted me to check if we’ve received her email right away. I checked and we did. She said she wants to know the status by today. I said okay. Sharon forwarded the email to the Education department. In the end, the education department forwarded it to the sales department. The guest called again and wanted to check the status. I asked Sharon and she said that the email has been sent to the sales department and she can check with them. So, I gave her the direct line to one of the lady under sales so that she can call her for further updates. In the end, that lady from the sales department came to me and asked me what it was about and why did I give that guest her direct line when she’s not informed about it before that. Omg. That’s what you get for being an operator. You get complains externally AND internally. Sigh. Thank goodness it was my last day as operator. Tsk tsk.

23 January 2009

Worked at entrance. Was really tired. Went to Night Safari with Desmond Khoo, Nicholas, Hao Wen, Tian Qing and Guo Wei but didn’t get to take the tram ride. Oh wells. It was a tiring day anyway.

24 January 2009

Went for dinner with Joyce, Benji and Caspar! It’s actually a farewell dinner for Joyce as she’ll be leaving for Italy this coming Friday for 6 months! I’ll have to say that these 3 people are my best colleagues/friends at work! It’s really fun hanging out with them. πŸ˜€ Anyway, I met up with Joyce early as she was feeling bored. We went to Borders and read a little here and there. Then we met up with Benji and Caspar to have dinner at N.Y.D.C. Β To be frank, that’s my first time eating there. :X I ordered a Hawai’ian oven-baked pasta. I think it tastes good. (: And later on, we went to Chippy British Takeaway for the fried Mars balls.Β 

And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DESMOND & DOMINIC BOEY! πŸ™‚

25 January 2009

Finally! I’m writing about the present day!! πŸ˜€ Today is Chinese New Year Eve. Cleaned the house and had reunion dinner at Aunt Dolly’s place. Was really glad to see Megan, my lovely niece! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see her again tomorrow. πŸ™‚Β 

Anyway, I really can’t wait for school to start on 2 February. My last day of work will be on 30th January, doing the rental of wagons, strollers and lockers. I’ll be looking forward to that day. I also need to do some shopping for school stuff. Can’t wait!!

Cruise Trip

12 December 2008 – Day/Night 1 of Cruise Trip

Dad, Aunt Nancy and I boarded the cruise at 19:45. We put our stuff in our cabin 6559. After that, we went to the Pavillon Restaurant that serves Chinese food for dinner. I had a lot of big tiger prawns! πŸ˜› Then we made our way to the Mediterranean Buffet for our dessert and proceeded to the pool side. Who knows, they had a barbecue party there which we missed. So, too bad. We only had a bit of food up there. At 21:00, the cruise started to leave the port. At 22:00, the casino was announced to be opened. That’s when everywhere became less crowded. Great. πŸ™‚ I don’t like crowds. So, Dad and Aunt Nancy went to the casino and I was left alone. The Picture House (cinema) was showing The Dark Knight at 23:00. So, I wandered around before that, exploring the different areas of the cruise. At 23:00, I watched the Dark Knight which ended at 01:25. I returned to my cabin and watched some television shows and only slept at 03:00.

13 December 2008 – Day/Night 2 of Cruise Trip

I woke up at 06:30 and went to the deck to wait for the sun to rise. I took photos of the sunrise and went back to my cabin at 07:30 to watch some tv. Later on, when dad and Aunt Nancy woke up, we had our breakfast at the Mediterranean Buffet. After that, I went for a swim at the pool. Since the pool was really small, I swam a total of 100 laps. I think that’s equivalent to about 20 – 25 laps at a normal swimming pool. I went under the sun after the swim, took a shower back at the cabin and used the internet in the library. We had lunch at the Bella Vista Restaurant that serves western food. I had my favourite — beef steak, lamp chop, turkey bacon, sausage, potato wedges. And in the evening, we had dinner at the Mediterranean Β Buffet then I had to accompany Dad to watch a performance by Taiwanese singer, Jeff Chang. Well, I have no idea who is he. :X At 22:00, I went to the Picture House to watch a movie that won’t be released in Singapore until 18 December. hehe. That movie will be Angus, Thongs and Pefect Snogging. hahaha! It was a funny movie.Β 

14 December 2008 – Day 3 of Cruise Trip

This was the day that I returned from my cruise trip. Seriously, nothing much was done because we arrived in Singapore at 10:00 in the morning.

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Photos from the cruise can be found in this link:Β http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=66351&l=01644&id=505207095