~The insights of crappy Jasmine gal~

Thursday, July 28, 2005

I went jogging...

Slept at 2 plus but woke up at 6am cos i cant sleep properly.. So i don on my running outfit (t-shirt, shorts and sport shoes :p) and went for a jog..

It had been almost 6 months since i last ran.. I feel alien.. did some stretching and then just slowly jog to warm up my body.. Mom and brother (ya.. they are early risers :p only me is lazybone) suggested i run to the nature park at Bukit Batok since there are lots of ppl there every morning..

Since i never jogged to there before (usually jogged around the estate only), i decided to take up their suggestion.. so i jogged and jogged.. Legs are doing well since they had endured my torture for 6 years already (Hey, i was an athlete loh.. dont play play ah..).. but my lungs are dying.. Breathe so hard after a while...

Jogged till i reached some lake in the nature park then u-turn and went home.. there are a lot of ppl outside at the bus stops already, waiting for the bus to arrive to go to work or school.. My mind is still not straightened out but it was refreshing to jog.. Maybe i should start up this habit again.. Getting fat mah so need the exercise.

Arrived home and did some cooling down exercise.. then rest and eat breakfast.. At 8.15am, i called up the company to arrange for an interview.. Dont even know what industry the company is in.. Scheduled the interview at 10am.. The company is so near that i just need 15 mins to walk there from my home..

The interview is okay.. cant comment much cos it was my FIRST interview mah.. i was first interviewed by the recruitment officer who just asked about the more basic questions.. then need to wait for a while for the HR manager and training officer to interview me together.. I was nervous, forget to bring pen somemore and need to borrow one to fill up application form.. did that make me look incompetent?

Left alone in the room till i am bored and staring into space.. even went to adjust aircon temp cos it was sooooo cold...After ten minutes, the manager and training officer finally came into the room...i know from the interview that the hr asst post need to do a lot of recording and follow up... also need to do reception work from time to time.. The manager asked me whether i am scared off.. haha.. it's okay for me..

Asked me what is the future i visioned.. of cos i didnt say that i didnt vision not staying long in the company.. only said that i want a degree in HR (yes i lied) and then proceeded to be a specialist in HRD or HRM.. Asked why i chose HR, i said it is because i like to interact with ppl.. and can see from my past work as waitress and retail asst that i like to be able to service ppl (half true.. chose it cos i dont like the other choices and hr seemed to be more versatile)..

The last question by the training officer is a killer.. i think he was asking whether i will like the work/line because i really need to focus on it.. i didnt lie and say that i will confirm stay in this job, this line cos i dont even know anything about it.. That why i want the chance to learn more about HR work and then decided whether i will love it. I know that it is a risk to answer like that, almost like that i may just leave the company so they may be at risk for hiring me, not knowing when i will resign...

Overall, my performance is a bit shaky lah.. i actually put expected salary as $1200 cos i dont dare to expect much loh.. And i wonder if they are shocked by my appearance since the photo in my resume is this...

But i went there looking like this...

Ahh.. why my hair forever so messy ah.. dont know.. :p Anyway, i suddenly realised when i got back home that i let them photocopied my transcript which had all my results and THE THING IS I GOT C FOR ALL MY THREE HR MODULES LOH.. Hopefully they can see my potential ( i got mah?)

Went to Yishun to collect my contact lenses then rushed to chinatown to meet friends.. Actually wanted to take cab but i keep reminding myself that i am a poor gal now so CANNOT.. We four gals are planning to go Bangkok for a short break, that's why went to Chinatown.. At first, i didnt want to go since i dont have much cash and i was starting work then.. Now, i found that i had enough cash (barely made it though :p) from working at Popular last month.. so i decided to join them.. It was 284 for free-and-easy from next wed to sun... (leave at wed nite and come back sun afternoon). Then went to sing at Partyworld in Chinatown.. There are two cuties there leh.. hee..

As i want to save money on cab fare, i had to join my friends for supper.. Jocelyn (she is actually Xiaxue's cousin) got to know a SAF regular, who got a car.. Meeting him the first time so we decided to go eat supper first then asked him drive us home (it will be rude to just ask him to send us home mah.. like treating him as chauffeur, even though he really is lah..) Went to the Cheese Prata shop in pasir panjang (near NUS) to eat loh.. ok loh..not really very special lah.. haha.. then finally reached home at 2plus..

Oh, got something from the mail this afternoon.. was wondering what it was cos i havent not been ordering anything online recently (in case you are wondering, i dont buy a lot of things online one hor..) And discovered that it is from Karen, one of my granddaughter.. She actually sent me a bag of plums.. those purple, not-so-sweet types..

As i had mentioned to friends and in my previous post that i had been feeling nauseous, Karen asked me to buy the purple plums to eat but i was a bit blur blur on which to buy so i didnt buy any and just let it be.. Who will have thought that she will actually buy it for me and mailed to me.. so sweet of her..

Karen dear, thank you so much.. Although it is a bit exaggerated (mailing it to me when u can meet me to pass me :P), but i am really touched.. I dont deny that it is friends like you that keep me going and am still in this world (yes, i entertain suicide thoughts once in a while)..

Thanks for everyone who give me advice and encouragement, as i had decided to quit the financial advisor work regardless whether the interview works out.. i believed i can find another position easily.. At most go back restaurant and work as waitress also can mah..

To friends who asked me to stay on, thanks but i think i will probably go back this line as a part-timer in 2-3 years time.. so dont worry, i will sure haunt you then... Anyway, i still finding my life and passion.. Let nature takes its course :p


  • Good that you have made a decision. Always good to go for more interviews to have a feel of the market.
    You sent daddy your resume liao?

    By Anonymous Co-editor, at 9:25 PM  

  • ur forehead no more black black?

    ur resume photo can see ur home main door siah...hahahaha

    By Blogger Ah 9, at 9:44 PM  

  • (gasp!) girl, think I can see your slightly black forehead leh.

    Maybe you should apply some concealer/ foundation/ powder to cover up...

    By Anonymous co-editor, at 11:30 PM  

  • Hang in there, good things will turn up when you least expect them to. When I interviewed for my current assignment, I didn't think it went well, so I wrote the interviewing manager an email, summarizing what else I could bring to the company. He was impressed by that and he hired me, yeah! You might want to do the same: follow-up with answers to questions you thot you might not have answered quite well, and make them feel that you are the ONE for the job.

    By Blogger MyOrangeSweater, at 11:48 PM  

  • Discover wat u love, don't settle, stay hungry n foolish - Jobsicism.

    By Blogger Ruok, at 3:31 AM  

  • You have grand daughter??!!

    Eh. plums can send via post one har?

    By Anonymous Jaywalk, at 6:27 AM  

  • Les Mommy: Yeah mommy, i sent daddy leh..

    Ah 9: STILL GOT!! sob sob..
    And i know can see door lah but when the pic is very small hor, it is not so noticeable..

    Les Mommy: MOMMMY, I GOT USE LAH!!!

    Lynne: Thanks.. Appreciate that :p

    Ruok: I agree.. U too.. Keep on with ur passion in acting :p

    Sugar Daddy: Ya, that made her ur great granddaughter.. Happy? I also dont know can send through mail one.. maybe only for local mail loh..

    By Blogger Jaschocolate, at 9:27 AM  

  • I'm quite shock about the S$1,200 that you penned. That's abit too little even for an admin.

    By Blogger Beng, at 9:31 AM  

  • wow... i agree with beng... think too little...

    but anyway, finding d right job is ur most important thing to do now.. and gain some 'full-time' experiences first..! good luck!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:17 AM  

  • alamak.. forgot to put my name.. the anynymous was me ah.. solli... ;p

    By Anonymous jazz, at 11:18 AM  

  • That's brave, changing jobs and trying out new things. I may have just stuck around in my old job.

    By Blogger suspiciousbastard, at 1:35 PM  

  • Wah raoz, suddenly I become Zhor Gong?

    Fwah, this great grand daughter I must see. Got picture?

    By Anonymous Jaywalk, at 3:18 PM  

  • beng: Hee.. bo bian mah.. market rate is $1200 to $1400.. So just put loh..

    jazz: Thanks :p

    SB: Brave or foolish.. there's just a thin line in between..

    Sugar Daddy: The thing is i got SIX granddaughters leh.. hee

    By Blogger Jaschocolate, at 7:07 PM  

  • Sorry, didn't check with your daddy, so thought you didn't send resume to him.

    Time to change concealer/foundation!!

    By Anonymous Co-editor, at 10:21 PM  

  • Your job interview post is very nice and candid, almost can understand and empathise with your thoughts as I almost think of the same things.

    Got a lot of ppl here giving you good advice and encouragement so I shall just wish you gd luck!

    Btw, your photo with the spec is REALLY cute :) Look really adorable

    By Blogger BluishSky, at 10:39 PM  

  • Mommy: Huh? this one is new leh.. must wait till finish one.. then can buy new one.. :p

    Christopher: haha.. yeah loh.. interview always like so candid hor.. And *blushes* you got gf one.. cannot praise me.. wait i fall in love with you (that will be the highest standard, falling in love without even seeing how one looks :p)

    By Blogger Jaschocolate, at 11:14 AM  

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