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Philosophical cow dung on the life of little Ms. Imperfectly Fine.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

The Malaysia's Longest Debate

I'm helping out in this record-breaking event.

Check it out!

The Malaysia's Longest Debate

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Item no 2



Too bad, I don't have a camera to capture all the hot models working in my booth. It would probably increase the number of male visitors to my blog. So this is the only one I could salvage that has the environment I was working in.

So what did I actually do? I was working with a rims manufacturing company from Malaysia. Quite a young company but so far we've been selling..bla bla bla. (You could have been there if you were really interested on rims so no point in me telling a concrete wall about wood veneer). Without saying much about the company, lets just take a look at the reaction I got from the people.

First of all, the majority of visitors who came to our booth are men. Not so much interested on the rims, more attracted to the scenic view around them. Yes, I'm talking about the bad-*ss Evo VII and the super cool Proton Arena that stopped looking like a Malaysian when they upgraded almost everything.

Oh, did I forget to mention the hot models? Yes, all four of them were wearing flaming red ultrashort skirts and big black boots to kill. Standing next to them made me feel like a hobbit. Bunch of pretty professionals though, oh yes.

Secondly, it seems that most men tend to underestimate a girl who seems to know a lot about cars. They get really territorial and start asking technical questions. Now I can easily deal with a comparative analysis between "my" rims and the next, but when you start talking about something very specific such as the composition of the alloy used in the making of the rims, serves you right when I do explain in detail about it. Gets to 'em everytime.

You see, I don't know much about cars, but I seem to know how to sound like I do. My suspicion is that it comes with speech practices in debate. The little that I know, I'll water till they grow (yeah, cheesy attempt to rhyme). Anyway, I received a lot of help from abg Ahmad and those who hired me, of course. Listening them going on and on about the things they love had been a very educational experience. I do so love talking to engineers, they are very knowledgable and informative, you feel at least 0.243 times smarter afterwards.

Working in KLIMS has certainly helped me (sort of) to overcome my fear of reaching out to the public. I may not seem like it, but honestly, I'm inherently shy. That should explain why you'd only see me talking to the people that I know most of the time, because it takes a lot for me to muster every ounce of confidence I have to make even small talk with strangers. Hope that wouldn't be a problem in the future though.

So far, by working there I've received a number of job offers. Coming from a bank, a modelling agency, a car magazine, an events recruiting agency, oh and a permanent position in the promo dept for the company I was working with. Great, nowhere close to the education degree I'm taking. Wait a minute, there was actually an offer to teach English.. I guess it's true that life is filled with infinite possibilities.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

4-1 split decision and we lost

I know it's bad, but I psyche myself to believe that we lost the debate only minutes before they announce the results. I thought I wouldn't be too disappointed if we did lose, and still be estatic if we won. But, it doesn't make much difference. I was and still am dissapointed when they announced the winner and it wasn't us.

It's even more depressing to admit that we were so close to winning. If we had done certain things better, it would be a clear win. And it doesn't help to really believe that we should have won, because we gave it all we got and we knew that we were better. But we lost and that's a shame because it shouldn't be that way.

Maybe I'm just a sore loser in this sense. Maybe I see things through a rose-tinted glass. But, it's disturbing to take note that it's the second time this year, that I was really really close in not so much of making others proud of me, but to finally be able to have more confidence in my capabilities.

I lost my voice due to the cold after the 1st minute into my speech, but I held on and got my points across. And I sang "Creep by Radiohead" tonite during the afterparty of the championship dinner knowing that my voice could breakdown anytime. It did a little but I wouldn't stop halfway and somehow nobody seemed to notice it except for me.

Sure, I'll hold on.

Friday, July 07, 2006

memo

  • We won the bid and will be hosting Australs in Malaysia next year.

  • My team broke 2nd for the ESL category. If we make it through the finals, will definitely win it for the uni.

  • I walked all about town alone due to a miscommunication with my friends, got lost on the way back but took a bus and walked the rest of the way back to the hotel. It was fun.

    *will update this soon
  • Tuesday, July 04, 2006

    A walk..


    I love walking. I enjoy long walks and beautiful sceneries. We went up the cabel car to Wellington's very own botanical garden and the view was simply magnificent. Normally when I see the sea it always seems to be limitless. However this time around, mountains barricade the horizon and it was not an unpleasant change.


    The breeze was refreshing, with my cheeks turning colder by the minute and my hands buried deep within my pockets, I walked alongside Adiba, Shida and Pn. Hajah Nor. There were moments when I felt like I was in a land far far away. Looking at the tall trees with branches reaching out to the sky, no wonder they chose to shoot LOTR in this lovely little country. I could almost feel its mystical powers over me. I wonder if I can write stories with its magic, a fairy tale perhaps.


    When we got to Lady Norwood's Rose Garden and entered the greenhouse, it was warmer and the sight that greeted us was even better. I've never seen such flowers before in any books or movies. It's unbelievable.

    When we were walking, I asked Adiba, "Do you think tourists who came to Malaysia found it to be as amazing as what we have and are feeling now?"
    "You'd be surprise how beautiful people find our country to be." I guess..


    Maybe if I see my country with pretend-foreign eyes, it would be as magical and breathtaking, especially with good company.