Saturday, January 24, 2015

垃圾

Intern 的生活之垃圾! 垃圾!
你也只不过是个穿着 corporate attire, 负责倒垃圾的一名毕业生。真的, nothing to be proud of. But 我们有权利选择要当丢垃圾的那个还是被丢的垃圾。I believe 千里之行,始于足下; 熬过就会有出头天。
最近忙着搬公司, 身为intern a.k.a office 里食物链最低最没有贡献的我, 唯有帮忙丢旧的 documents 和一些 packaging 的琐碎事。一时的有感而言。


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Late post

*Late post*

So I am here to update again, not too bad huh.

The 5th of September 2014 marked the exact 3 months working as a bilingual support. Frankly, picking up this role was mainly for fun. I was too desperate to get a job that time because I spent most of my time rotting at home, doing nothing. It wasn't an easy decision as it really takes a courage and confident to pick up this role. Both my english and chinese are soso only. There're too many things to worry about, but since the opportunity arose, why shouldn't I give it a try. So basically, the 5th of June was my very first day, started to work as a volunteer and received my very first pay a month later due to some admin problem. It's not much but it meant a lot to me as I started to foot my own bill.

This role broadened my horizons as a student or they called me as teacher. I was so afraid that I would not be able to play my role as I still get so attached to classroom environment and think that I am there to attend class. Actually I still see myself as a student because learning is a never ending progress. It not only allows me to view things from a different perspectives; it also teaches me not to judge a book by its cover. Yea, we've learnt all these from books and uni but this is my very first real life experience to apply them on the spot. These students are from various backgrounds, some have degrees, some don't even finish primary or secondary school or those who are illiterate. But guess what, they are willing to spend 4hours, 5days, sitting down in class to learn english from scratch. If they can be so determine, why can't we learn from them?

I guess another priceless lesson that I've learnt is to be patient. I will start shouting and yelling at people if they happen to ask me something with the same content again and again, for like 2-3 times. But for now, I can proudly say that I can handle it better, at least for 5 times, maybe. But there's definitely rooms for me to improve.

I am not sure whether I am doing a good job up till now. Sometimes I get cranky, sometimes I get emo and sometimes I get disheartened in the midst of work when I see the students aren't progressing.  Or some idiotic students who like to give nasty comments. However, in the brighter side, I am really thankful as this job allows me to apply 5 out of the 6 languages (including dialects) that I know to assist the students in learning English. Thou my Malay is a bit rusty, but guess what ... I'd need to speak in Malay in order to assist an Indonesian couple and they understood what I was trying to explain. Never thought of this before, like seriously this is the best intrinsic reward that I've ever received from this tiny little job. It's all about the little things that make one feels happy. And I started singing: "Because I'm happy... Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth...".

We were taught that we will reap what we sow since we were young. But yea, at some circumstance, we will never be able to reap what you sow, especially in the education field, I guess. Expect nothing, so you probably won't be disappointed. Ahh, guess now, I would be able to feel how my teachers felt back then although I am just a translator, a bilingual support.

Well, after all, life's made up of these small little things and experiences.




Regards, 
WJ
5th September 2014

Saturday, January 3, 2015

2015

It's been a while since I last updated my blog.
Since September, not a while huh.
It's a quarter and it's a freaking long period.
And it's now 2015.

So I am here to wish everyone:
Have a great and prosperous year ahead, get the best of everything you do.

To me, 2014 was a pretty fun yet memorable gap year. Got my first part-time job as leaflet distributor then a bilingual support while completing the PY course. Followed by the internship. Life's wonderful, isn't it ? However, it was challenging enough where I have to cope part-time studies and work at the same time. And yet I need to face such an emotional night, right before I start my intern.

2014 was full of ups and downs, tears and joys.
Hope that all the bad things will end here, and everything will go well in 2015.
And most importantly, my grandma will stay in my heart forever.



Once again, Happy New Year everyone !!!


PS. I hope I won't disappear for that long again. Need to find back my passion of writing, srsly. It only get worst when you start working...