Point point rice

Me: Boss, we are going to dabao food for lunch. Do you want anything?

Boss: Where are you guys going?

Me: Amoy street

Boss: Ok!

Me: What do you want?

Boss: Anything you guys wanna buy for me!

Me: … Then I’ll buy you a bao and a drink

Boss: Hahaha! Really, anything. Rice with some spicy chicken…

Me: Okay, guess we can get you Thai food.

Boss: Yeah, sure! Or that point point rice… (making pointing gesture)

Us: LOL

(He was actually referring to mixed rice – where customers point at the dishes behind a glass cabinet to let the seller know which ones they want to have)

 

Edit: Eh OMG the term ‘Point Point Rice’ is actually valid!! Open the link above and scroll down to the last paragraph:

Other names for economy rice include “Chap Chye Png” (杂菜饭, “mixed vegetable rice” in the local Hokkien dialect) and colloquially, “Point Point Rice”, named for the method of ordering one’s meal which involves simply asking for a plate of rice and then pointing at the various dishes desired. It is unclear how the latter term originated.

 

LOL!

I wanna squeeze your thang!

While walking back to the office after buying some food for lunch:

(I was walking in front of her with another colleague)

Toaster: Eh, Amelia, I wanna squeeze your…. thang! (really, she said ‘thang’ instead of ‘thing’. Hahahaha)

Me: Huh? What??

Toaster: I wanna squeeze your thang

Me: HAHAHAHA eh that sounds so wrong!!

Toaster: Tsk! I mean, I wanna pinch your skirt thing!!!

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Turns out she was talking about my senget skirt’s zipper. Ahahahahaha

 

Chipmunks!

You know work is enjoyable when you have this kind of pictures with your colleague…

 

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Bug-eyed Toaster!!!

 

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*Chipmunk voice* HAHAHAHAHAHA this one is damn epic lor! Holding this pose for 3 seconds before the timer went off feels like forever because it was soooo hard to resist not to LOL.

 

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Thankfully boss is still willing to let us work for the company.

Peanut of Siam

So our new colleague (ok, not so new. She’s been with us for 2 weeks as of now) has a beautiful name, Maneesiam, which means Jewel of Siam (yes, she’s a Thai). Nice right?

On our usual Monday meeting, which happened to be her first day of work as well, boss asked her, “So what’s the meaning of your name?”

She: “Manee” means jewel in Thai. So it means jewel of Siam

All of us: Ahhh… such a nice name! 

Then all of a sudden, Toshi (our Filipino colleague) jumped in, with her straight face and all…

Toshi: “Mani” in Tagalog means “peanuts”

And with that, all of us burst into laughter. Boss laughed until he tear up, Avtar laughed and couldn’t get his head up from the desk, and I just couldn’t stop laughing! Hahahahahahahahaha

Toshi: I didn’t expect you guys to laugh…

LOL Toaster, Y U so cute?!

Teh C Siew Dai

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Found this on my desk when I walked into the office this morning. Such a pleasant surprise and I really appreciate her for being so thoughtful! Thanks, Jun! 😀

It made my Friday even better than it already is! Counting my blessing every day and can’t help but feeling so lucky for everything that I have ^^

On another note, weekend is almost here!!! Nothing much is gonna happen this week so it’s time to relax before gearing up for another busy week ahead! I foresee next week to be pretty cramped, but that’s alright! *folds sleeves*

/signing off.

Saying goodbye to 3 years.

Starting a new job tomorrow! I’m excited yet a little worried at the same time, simply because it’s been awhile (3 years, to be exact) since I last dealt with clients directly. So back to the battlefield it is! Gotta toughen up myself again! *ahem*

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My workstation for the past 3 years (ok, not really. I moved my location 4 times in 3 years and this was the last one). It was taken a year ago (I just realised it too!! Look at the calendar – October 2012). Of course some things have changed since then, like for example my iMac wallpaper. Hahahaha! The latest one was The Simpson’s family in bright yellow background and of course the desktop has since been much less cluttered (I once had my desktop fully filled with icons from top to bottom, left to right -________-). The diary has changed too.

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Last lunch with some of the team on Friday! At Diandin Leluk at Golden Mile Complex. The food was good!! And the star of the day was the Mango Sticky Rice:

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Peiling claimed it as the best Mango Sticky Rice. Hahaha! She was not wrong though. It tasted goooood. =9

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Last photo with some of the Singapore team 😦 A few others were traveling so I couldn’t say goodbye to them personally. My god my face looks so round here. O.O

Joel (after seeing the above photo on my camera): Ohh it looks like they were real bamboo trees. It’s like we’re at the Botanic Garden.

Hahahaha! Chao dar bamboo trees ar?

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Farewell gift! They know me so well T__________T

Thank you, guys!! It’s really been a pleasure working with you all for the past 3 years. Now it’s time for me to move on to my next adventure. Will be dropping by once in awhile since the new office is pretty nearby too 😀

Sometimes all we need is little joys in everyday life

One thing I love from this job is the feeling of satisfaction I get from helping community members to solve their problems, assisting them and make sure they are happy.

This may sounds cheesy, but I do feel happy for those who win our call for entries. Take today, for example. We’ve finally gotten our winners for a call for entries by an international major beverage brand. I was feeling very sleepy that time, but once I’ve heard the news, it feels like there was some sort of electricity jolted inside of me, waking me up. I was literally feeling very very happy and excited. Yes, I know I’m not the winner. I’m not the one winning that $XX,XXX amount of money, but I do feel like I am winning too!
And when the winner responded to my email, it was such a joy to see their reaction. A mixture of shock, happy, and couldn’t believe their eyes.
One of them told me that he was feeling so buzzed right now that he might not be able to sleep tonight, simply cos he couldn’t believe that he won and he was so excited about it. 🙂
Yes, just an email and it could really brighten up my day. I’m easy to pleased huh? :p
Another example is this email that I received a couple of days ago. I’ve received several similar emails before, but let’s just take this one as an example.
Basically this community member was telling me how he felt so down when two of his entries got rejected, and also due to an uploading problem which failed him a couple of times.
What I did was nothing really special (IMO) and it was just a normal thing to do. But he was saying that (Ok, this may sounds cheesy again, and I don’t mean to boast myself up or anything in any way) I was like a guardian angel came to the rescue, and make sure everything was alright and his hard work wouldn’t go to waste.
It was quite a lengthy email, and I can really feel his sincerity in it. You know how some people sounds so nice in the email but they were actually insincere? So yeah, it was heart warming to see such an email in your inbox in the midst of your hectic day. 🙂
All in all, what I wanted to say was that this job is kind of like my dream job. I get to interact with lots and lots of community members from diverse background. Sure, there are some who make me feel like throwing my slippers right at their faces, but most of them are generally very nice, and I simply love the interactions between us. I love the way they feel happy and excited knowing they have won something, I love the feeling of engaging them to unleash their creativity and potential, and I simply love the “Thank you”s I get from them 🙂
It’s the little things in life that count… I always try my best to be grateful and to always look at the bright side of life. These little joys is what make me go through and always want to do the best…