Moving out of Healthy Gaming - Check (out after 3 months) -
Tried my hand at telesales - Check (out after 2 and a quarter months) - Landed in a property agency thanks to a friend - Check - Enrolling into property as an agent - Maybe (It's passive income)Thank you God for the roller coaster ride of grace and mercy. I know I will get to my goal ambition soon; I can just feel it! Sound engineering, here I come!
Left the job (project ended), left the movement (management crisis) - not left in the cold.
Praise God I still have friends out there who help and care, ie Adrian Jay Lim "DaddyJay".
Moving on with cruise control. Gonna get bumpy but I'm thrilled to see the end result, and beyond that.For now, let's see where Sulake and the Healthy Gamer Ambassador stint will bring me.
The countdown came and went. I guess I can put it down in perspective now... Did I enjoy any fireworks?No. Was in the office, doing my night duties as Game Moderator. Already have so much colourful bright lights emitted from the computer screens. At least, I have control over what I wish to see.Was the music pumping?Somewhat. It was over my office stereo. ReverbNation and 91.3FM.Did you get high/drunk?Maybe. It was all multimedia - Facebook, Blackshot Online (Garena), ReverbNation, Radio 91.3 FM, DVDs. Watched some clips of the Melbourne Shuffle for inspiration.Anything worth remembering?I remember getting into this job. I remember all my ups and downs. Exploring different ways to enjoy myself. Experiencing God's renewable, sufficient and undeserving grace each day in 2010, and the times before. Some things got settled, others a process is just birthing. I know I won't change immediately - change is long term. It goes on till the effect melts all that I am and have into molten clay ready to be molded again. That's the rebirth. And I am unapologetically thankful for it, the good and the bad. All for good measure.Resolutions?My resolve for this year should be changing who I am into what I am meant to become. I want to stick to the code and maintain it, just like Adrian Jay's (published in the November 2010 issue of gaming magazine). I am sure I will gain the confidence to achieve, and achieve this simple goal.What's in it for me this year?Hmm... I think a new job prospect as my 1 year contract is ending soon. More strangers becoming friends and allies, online and in person. Being able to do more for God than for myself, that's an achievement to accomplish. Living on the Word rather than all my intellect and experience, like what Dr Dalton preached on his book "Jesus: 100% Man 100% God".Music?I think I've hit a 2 year hiatus since I last composed anything. I've had enough material but very little made to finish 1 song, even on paper. I usually let the moment dawn upon me to task it but this time, planning won't be such a bad idea. Being #22 on the Local Charts for Electronica/Dance for 2 years isn't very good for me. It's like was the hallmark and nothing surpassed it. It's about time that changed.In closing:It was an amazing 2010 and I look forward to many new discoveries about myself and my abilities and gifts. I'm sure I'll evolve well and have the faith to succeed.Cheers and God Bless everyone!
Birthdays are loud and frenzied. Mine are usually hushed.Celebrating a life on planet earth.27 earth years of surviving the trials and tribulations of life.27 earth years of living and growing in this leased form of existence.27 earth years of figuring out what is in store for me in life.27 earth years of experiences, regrets, joys, sufferings.27 earth years to respect and love my Maker.27 earth years to be raised on a platform, and dropped to the lowest depth to test faith and perseverance.27 earth years in preparation for what lies ahead.27 earth years of seeing candles lit, an ornament of temporary delight (and calorie count) to the body, a surprise in dyed paper, folks singing a song written by American sisters Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill (in 1893), a wish or prayer that may or may not have come true, a spread on the dining table that is worth the dedication and support of loving family members and friends, and memories that are kept in photographs (and now Facebook and online blogs).But most importantly and usually neglected out of sheer ignorance or forgetfulness...27 earth years of God's grace and faithfulness with no strings attached, for without which I would not be here typing this blog in an office, for a job I did not deserve but gotten being the 3rd successful applicant out of 30, 1 of whom was one of my friends!Amazing.So on this 27th birthday, I will exalt my God with praise unusually on this online blog with 27 statements of hallelujah (which actually means "praise God", deriving from the latin word "alleluia" and "הַלְּלוּיָהּ" in Hebrew).Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Hallelujah!Amen.End of Blog.
I found myself in a place called ST Electronics and rediscovered my passion for games, especially more so with this new job I've been given. You could say the job description is somewhat like being a representative of the company for that game.I'll be working close with something big. Something that's coming up this year.It's the Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010! Hurrah! What could be better? Hallelujah!Working with professionals behind-the-scenes, rubbing shoulders at media events, overseeing the overall gaming experience with Odyssey, and watching the interaction between competitors and supporters from all around the world! The world has come to Singapore this year and it will be a spectacle not to be missed!More info on the game at www.singapore2010.sg/o
It's a reoccurrence. Just keeps bugging people who are lost in the job market, retrenched, or part-timing.
Never did like a 9-5 desk job. Somehow the filing and eye-searing Microsoft Office errands don't click.
So, I decided to do what I've never done before.
I decided to go out there and meet the people for who they are, find out what makes them tick. if I want to make great music, if I want to explore other ways of conveying art, what better place to do it then at a workplace?
Yeah, so I thought to myself...why not work at a fast food outlet?
Then, without consciously realising it, I stepped randomly into this Yoshinoya joint in Bishan and asked the cashier quite blankly, "Is your job nice?"...I was quite taken aback as did the experienced-looking cashier...when I said that. She simply put, "It depends."
So, after some admin, I hopped onto the fast food bandwagon and tripped off into the sunset...or so it seemed. Coz now I've become part of something big! And yet I felt really insignificant.
It's been 2 months since that day I stepped into the store, fresh like the morning newspaper - never knowing where you might end up...and I still feel the ripples of that day...haunting me...
Why? It's a seriously harsh environment. Maybe I can liken it to the media industry. Only that in the media, when you face the chopping block, you won't really know it till it hits you. Maybe I joined Yoshi for the pressure..learning to cope with it, press for deadlines, build up my self-esteem, confidence, leadership skills, multi-tasking, empathy for others, etc...
Seems like a "low" place for a guy like me to get involved with but hey..it's a job!
You might still spot me...giving out promo mailers at the MRT or the bus interchange...bantering about hoe good the product is (or rather what the manager tells me is good to the company)...sometimes I'll hum it, sing it...(yea I do that, just to keep the smile there; if I'm saying "Grilled Unagi! Regular Bowl for $5.95! Healthy and Delicious!" I might be thinking, "Just a few more people! Just a few more people!! I'm so thirsty I wanna pass.." or "Stop staring!" or "Maybe the pitch is not right...ahem!"
Gosh...so many words already? Looks like I can write again! =D Hurrah!
An update for this, though it's been over a year now.
I left Yoshi for several reasons. One - the food tasted more stale and less palatable as I went along (strange huh), two - I never ended up in the position I wanted to be in, three - I contracted some kind of bug that made me giddy when serving customers or doing my dishes, four - I was bullied constantly and after enduring it for 3 months thinking it would go away, it was the last straw that broke the night fury's back (adorable creature that one), five - I needed a break away from all this.
I got no inspiration to write a song from all this. All I got was anxiety and unwanted noise - yea it's like the feedback you hate hearing when doing a sound check. I tried to hit the FL Studio beats but ended up with more white hairs because I was exhausted from being camel-ed around the fast-food desert.
I got a good break with IMG Artists when they were promoting the Singapore Sun Festival (thankfully!) and played a waiter for a publicity stunt - make that two! I got 2 pairs of complimentary tickets to watch some performances during the event. It was fun, especially during the Afro-Cuban performance (I never danced in a performance like that before!).
After that, it was radio silence till I got this job from ST Electronics (present day, April 2010). Amen to that!
I don't usually blog coz it's the last thing I want to do at the beginning, middle and end of the day, or week or month for that matter.
I don't get to surf like everyone else; outside's the only option now.
When I do surf, I'll go gaming, I'd write in forums, submit new songs and videos, play my favourite videos and songs, look up on things I've missed and expect in future, look for places to go visit (if I could go there).
What I do at home is a repeated cycle of cable TV, cook, wash dishes, turn on the PC, play RaidenX (Crazy Monkey Games) or an emulated Sengoku 3 and Pokemon Ruby (hoho...Pokemon...I'm not a fan or anything, just something I can repeat over and over), maybe record a few voice-overs, fiddle with my Fruity Loops Studio 8 Demo, work on assignments and projects, go for a jog, play basketball...
It's coming to the end of another term at LASALLE, and a year. The two thousandth and eigth year since Jesus came to Earth as an infant. A.D. - Anno Domini - they call it.
i'd look for work, whether it's theatre, fixing a PC game update for a friend, more short films, designing a logo for a musician friend's company, or something about in my mundane cycle of life. But I think God keeps me going and new things happen everyday when I least expect it. That's one thing I can be thankful for, I think.
Comments? Dunno...post anything you like. I'm somewhat carefree. I'm not really a messenger user.
|Favorite Music||revivalDJ (Singapore), Oddbrother (New York, USA), DJ Steve (Australia), Bacalao (Switzerland), SS501 (S. Korea), Rain (S. Korea), Turtles (S. Korea), 2PM (S. Korea), DBSK (S. Korea), T-Max (S. Korea), Wonder Girls (S. Korea), Soul'd Out (Japan), Younha (Japan), Yui (Japan), Underworld (UK), Chicane (UK), The Ting Tings (UK), Hey Monday (USA), The Dey (USA)|
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