Monday, August 30, 2010

Thank You my Friend

I shopped at Suntec City yesterday morning and bought a chiffon dress, and a short black skirt with layers.

It feels great to go shopping knowing that you have the purchasing power and the means to buy what you like. It makes shopping totally enjoyable.

For this, I thank you my dear friend. Thank you for believing in me, for giving me a chance to prove myself, for giving me the opportunity to have this earning power, for making it happen to me.

Though we do not know each other that very well, you are like a big brother for helping me through and through. For that, I am grateful and thankful.

50% by chance, 25% luck, 20% hard work, 4% networking, 1% 贵人. Small and insignificant as it deems, do not belittle the power of this 1% because without it, there will be no 100%.

Monday, August 23, 2010

One and Only Apac

Today is my induction. I started work at 8:30am, working the Apac shift, my one and only Apac and most likely, the first and last.

Funny how precious some things get to be when it is no longer a daily event, no longer a everyday happening. Today's Apac shift is very very precious to me, because it is the only time I get to knock off in the evening. So, off I go at 7pm. Home! Such bliss..

At 8pm, hubby and I set off for dinner at my mum's place, and of course, to fetch our 2 little girls home.

Little coco girl has taken more steps on her own today. I love watching her take small bravo steps, then stand very still, clap her hands and smile. This is a big milestone for my little coco girl.

I am so looking forward to the day when coco can walk and run around on her own, totally independent. By then, direct lift access or not, will not matter anymore.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

First Day of Work

Today is the first day whereby I will don corporate wear again after 3 years of disappearance from the corporate world.

I will have to work doubly hard to prove that I am still as capable as I used to be 3 years ago. I will face each new challenge with an open mind and tackle any oncoming obstacle with determination and perseverance. I know I can do it, as I have done it before, and I will do it again.

I look forward to a fresh start, new work place, different environment and meeting young people.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Right Place, Right Time, Right Moment

I always believe there is a reason for everything.

People, things, events, they all exist and happen for a reason, for a purpose.

Originally I am supposed to start work on a Monday (yesterday). But due to some unforeseen circumstances, it is pushed back to Wednesday (tomorrow). 2 days and I have managed to do much packing and cleaning in the house. In fact, it is a blessing in disguise that my start date is delayed as both Jewel and Coral fall victims to the flu virus upon our return from Melaka and Genting. In addition, my mum gets to rest for 2 days before starting the tiresome job of looking after two young children.

Turn the clock back 6 years. When I look upon that period of time, everything falls into place. Whatever has happened then is a reason for whatever is today. If i have successfully referred my ex-colleague to my company then, I will not be starting work at where I will be reporting for work tomorrow.

Such is the power of being at the right place, at the right time, at the right moment. Things will naturally fall into place to fulfill their reasons of being.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to Work

Come Wednesday, I will ditch my apron for the calculator.

3 years of being a homemaker is not a very long time considering the number of years I will continue to work till the day I retire, likely another 20 to 30 years more. But then again, 3 years is not a short time either, at least not in the eyes of the corporate world. It is a harsh reality.

A mix of feelings on re-joining the work force. Happy and sad, excited and scared. Yet I am definitely looking forward to this major change in my life.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Invaluable Lesson

I learn an invaluable lesson this morning when I visit my chinese physician.

I have always been skeptical when it comes to believing others, believing their supposedly good intentions, believing that there exist people who derive pleasure purely out of helping others without any ulterior motives, be it monetary gains or in kind.

Clouds of doubts have been hovering in the air for the past 1, 2 months. It is amazing how relieving it can be when these misgivings and uncertainties are finally cleared.

One does not command respect. It is earned. The same goes for confidence. It is invited. Respect and confidence, not forced, and certainly not demanded. Today, my chinese physician has indeed earned both my respect and confidence.

Each experience has its own story to tell. I am willing to share my special episode of experience with friends, with people, who care enough for themselves to believe in me.