[Thursday, 16 December, 2010]

I worked on the tutor registration page for my tuition agency website and was quite satisfied with the contents improvement.

I went to bed at 5am but could not stand Lucky crying outside that I went out to accompany him. However, Lucky refused to stay still and interrupted my sleep even though I was already having a hard time lying down on the straw mat on the hard floor. After my elder brother came out of his room at after 8am, I went into my room to sleep.

I woke up at around 11am and started working on the flyer for Smart Tuition Singapore. Mike dropped me a very sudden SMS to tell me the IKEA delivery men would be arriving in fifteen minutes. I quickly set up the scooter and rushed over to the office. I was in time to receive the new furniture.

After Mike arrived, we went to Everton Park to buy paint and went back to office. Mike decided to call it a day and we went to Chinatown by bus to find a vacuum cleaner. After giving up at People’s Park Complex, we went to look for dinner. He wanted to show me to a duck rice stall but it was closed. Another stall claimed that they were the original one but the auntie tried too hard to sell us other food since they ran out of duck supplies somehow. We had dinner at the famous porridge stall opposite CK. I was not a good food appreciator but the porridge tasted normal to me. Mike was very disappointed in it. He continued to guide me along until we departed at Outram Park MRT station.

I went to my mum’s shop to collect Bobby’s shirts from her ladyboss. Bobby asked me to go home to get my laptop to do stuffs for him and even though I was exhausted and my legs were aching, I did his bidding. While he was having meeting with his team, I set up my laptop and dozed off when it was booting up. I did the amendment for both poster and flyer until near midnight. Both Junze and Andrew were waiting together and the three of them shared cab home.


Gym and Poster Submission

[Tuesday, 22 June, 2010]

I caught the World Cup match of Spain against Honduras together with my elder brother. Other than the Brazilians, the Spanish players did well enough to impress me with their skill and teamwork.

I went to the gym in the afternoon and did my workout as to not waste Tze Khit’s effort. I knew he meant well for me to build up myself and also to strength my muscle against my injuries. I knew I would not keep up with it. Ah Hui did well to entertain me with his craps during the gym session.

Nevertheless, the main motive of going down was to show Tze Khit the poster I had done. Therefore, after the workout, I continued with a little amendment before reloading all the files into his laptop so that Bobby could get to see it as well.

After reaching home, I continued to help him to update his websites with his latest photos.


Gym Advertising Poster

[Monday, 21 June, 2010]

I caught the World Cup match of Brazil against Ivory Coast and I was very impressed by the individual technique of all the Brazilians.

It was a boring day for me because I spent most of my time on the gym advertising poster for Tze Khit. The size was big and therefore it was not easy to work with. Moreover, the given images were not big enough and thus there were restrictions.

I made good progress.


Work Dwelled on Me

I was trying to sleep early the day before but while I was setting my alarm clock on the phone, I saw “inactive SIM”. I knew Starhub had cancelled my line when they were supposed to call and inform me first. I quickly got up of my bed and started sending emails to my friends to inform them of the changes. I also mass messaged everyone in my MSN. In the end, I got to sleep at very late hour.

Lacking of sleep caused emotional problems. My brain was still suffocating from the previous day of stress and bloating, and the day simply started off very badly.

Upon reaching the office, I was received by Alex and Mr Baey who told me the urgency of the smoking poster. Alex showed me an email sent over by the top sending his regards for the smoking cases. I felt being arrowed so badly. I did not have a chance to breathe since two week ago and I did not even have the chance to tell them I needed to go to the toilet.

The worst thing was that I was only given a warning letter to get the contents from, and that ideas from both sides were different. Changes made on the contents drove me insane. I was not merely designing a poster but an editor of the contents as well. Luckily, we had some time to get together to discuss finally and confirmed everything.

Even though I was not very fantastic with my output of work, at least I made effort to do my best each time, unless time constraint, I would still produce something more valuable. This time round, I simply put texts and available images on the PowerPoint slide and submitted, which I felt so silly and insincere, though I was plainly following instructions.

I started with marking of test papers finally, which was one of the prime causes of my stress. I took the work into the lab and stayed at the back to focus on them. Instead of going home before my night class started, I stayed behind to continue with the work in my sleepy mood, and I shut down in the air countless time to wake up a second later.

All the workloads reminded me of my previous attempts to leave. I hated it when my studies were affected by my work when I was actually planning to leave so long ago in order not to waste my money away.

The canteen closed early and since I was cooping myself inside the office to do my work, I did not have dinner. I closed my eyes to rest inside the office for fifteen minutes before taking off. I was quite lucky to meet Hasnah at the lobby when she was sending George and Mdm Seet to the MRT, and she gave me a lift as well, such that I could have additional options of taking bus 154 and 184 instead of mainly waiting for the tortoise-like bus 52.

The packed traffic destroyed my plan of grabbing a burger to eat before the lesson. I was in fact early for lesson but decided to stay inside to have a little rest. However, the lecture started with injections of sleeping pills into my body and I could not stay focus even for a little.

During the break, I grabbed myself a “poh pian” to struggle through the night. Surprisingly, I managed to stay awake during the second half of the lecture. The journey home was quite boring even though I did see a few babes at the bus-stop, inclusive of a stylish girl who was unfortunately too over skinny.

Irwin was finally back in Singapore and I made an appointment to catch Red Cliff 2 with him on Saturday evening.