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3rd day in Doha

Just got back from Villagio, some mega mall in Doha. Reminded me a lot of Macau, the blue sky painted above, the ‘river’ and the Gondola ride with major shopping brands.

Interestingly and sadly, Starbucks here do not sell their usual ‘country mugs’ with the country name on it. I was looking forward to getting one. Spoils the plan of getting one in every country I go to, not that I’ve been doing that. =P

Saw many beautiful houses and buildings on the way to Villagio, couldn’t stop staring and going ‘wow that house is really beautiful’. Must have sounded like a mountain tortoise to my colleague =X Even their street lamps have different designs. Pity I didn’t have the time to take shots, didn’t want to cause inconvenience to my colleagues, neither do I want to be garang by heading out alone to take photos. Yes. Coward okay. =P

3rd day out here in Doha. Felt jet lagged and homesick last night. KO-ed at 8 plus SG time and woke up feeling refreshed. =D Felt a lot better today, J said its probably cause i actually ate today, thus having energy. Made sense. =D

Work has been.. torturous. The mental stress I’m under. Then again, shan’t spoil my excited mood for exploring a lil bit more of Doha. =D

Oh. Back to the firsts, its the first time ever that I had someone waiting for me at the airport holding an A4 size sign with my name on it! Hurhur. Cheap thrill I know. =D

First time being apart from LF for more than 3 days. =(

First long trip out alone, YEP wasnt counted since I knew Woadie and could depend on her. ALTHOUGH she wasn’t very willing to accompany Ms PeeALot, me, to the pee-room all the time. =P

First time..

Its always difficult to blog when I’m half asleep. So much to write, so lil brain space. Still, would wanna note down this amazing experience. Good and bad. Happy or sad. Crapping begins when I’m tired. And so.. goodnight people! =D

Oh and the marybrown here tastes AWESOME! unlike the ones in M. =P

The longest Monday

And so, today, my first day in Qatar and also the longest day I’ve had as far as I can remember.

I’ve been wanting to blog about my firsts since I realized I was gonna experience many firsts.

So here goes..

Oh and its amazing how there’ll be a never ending firsts to experience throughout our lives no matter how old we are. (not that I’m old okay. Forever 18. Hurhur)

And so.. (Why do I keep using and so?)

Obviously, this is my first business trip. While it may not be as glamorous or exciting as going to UK or US, it is still very exciting to me! I’ve always wanted to travel to middle east and experience for myself what I’ve read in books. Biographies of women whom escaped from men blah blah. (E.g Blood Flowers) Of course, Doha is unlike what I’ve read. Contrary to the little research I’ve done before I came, Doha is actually relatively modern. Its perfectly fine to wear short sleeves or skirts as long as they’re not ridiculously short. Its okay to speak to men THOUGH there are many who leer. Disgustingly. Wasn’t expecting to this city to display such beautiful buildings. Honestly, the prettiest dental clinic I’ve ever seen! Sadly I don’t have much photos to show since we don’t walk around much nor are we allowed to take photos of buildings, well some buildings, but since I don’t know which, it’ll be safer for me to not take any! Okay more about Doha in my next post with photos. =) Oh and obviously my first time to Qatar, Doha.

My first flight alone. An 8 hour flight.

And I’m exhausted from my first 29 hours Monday. So.. To be continued..

Hurhur.

This is why sleep is important

Been feeling exhausted for quite some time and i finally got sufficient rest over the weekend 😀

Sufficient rest meaning waking up at 5.30pm 😛

BUT..

I felt less frustrated at work.
I was productive and managed to clear most of the pending issues plus the 324 emails in my inbox.
I felt happier and less dependent on chocolates 😛

and I still feel good now despite reaching home at 1030 from work.

and so..

I’ve concluded that I need more sleep! 😀

and..

I need to stop shopping!!!

Oh and the best wedding I’ve attended so far.

Here comes the rain again…

… falling from the stars.

Fully awake since September ended.

Work is getting increasingly frustrating. As much as I’m trying not to be a racist I can’t help but notice the common race of problematic employees.

I’m no longer able to speak nicely to assholes. Interesting since it was mentioned in my PA that I’m able to control my emotions and stay calm.

From where you see?

Heading home for online retail therapy. One must shop when one is frustrated at work.

Cny shopping starts now 😀

Forgotten to change my shoes once again 😡

The first day without Grace

Adeptly named. God’s Grace she is.

Must admit I’m getting better at dealing with goodbyes. Knowing that it’s just the end of a working relationship not the end of a friendship. Pity good hires are never appreciated the right way. Pity that employers would rather pay a higher salary to an unknown than to keep someone proven.

Annual increments are generally capped at 5% for many companies yet they are willing to hire someone in at 15 to 20% higher then what they’re currently getting. Choosing the unknown over the proven.

For reasons I can’t comprehend.

Why do all good things come to an end?

Who else at that level will initiate paper ball wars?

Bringing laughter and helping us destress.

Who else will help write tactful emails with the power to shoot someone of a much higher level.

At 10 cents per email.

Who else gives such freedom combined with never failing support.

When her own boss micro manages her.

It’s our loss. And I hope he realizes that.

Mfsob.