- At The Moment of My Mind -

Taking leaps of faith only to fall in step with Him.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Day Before Tomorrow

Hey everyone. I'm kinda nervous and excited at the same time. I mean, I can't just seem to sit still anymore...much less concentrate on work.

Imagine by this time tomorrow I would be in Bangkok...to switch planes and off to LA. I don't know what to think...I don't know what to expect...I don't know what to do. I feel as if there is a million things to do and I've done them all but I have this naggy feeling that I'm forgetting something.

Don't you just hate that feeling?

Things are changing at work and I can't wait to see what the changes are and how it's gonna affect us all. I mean, I've stayed with this company for 5yrs now and day in, day out, I see the same thing over and over again. The only thing that break the monotony are the customers.

5 years...

Wow, that's a long time but I nvr realised it. I wonder where I would be in another 5 years time? I will surely be with the same group of friends I have now. Imagine. Iaman would be 6yrs old then and a holy terror. XD Danish would be 5yrs old and follow after Iaman. Both of them up to gawd knows what.

Rozi just got back from a trip to Berlin. She get to see the left overs of the Berlin wall and a life sized giraffe. She even got to meet Jim Lee!!! The guy who did Wild C.A.T (oh, I loved that cartoon so much that I drew fan art of it), worked on Uncanny X-Men and X-Men, Fantastic Four, Batman and Superman. ARGH! JIM freaking LEE!

Alright! I googled up the events that are gonna be in Florida while I'm there. Out pops, Anime SUPERcon. Aha! Supercon again. I scanned the guests who are gonna be there and guess what? They are starring STEVE CARDENAS! STAR OF MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS as ROCKY "THE RED RANGER" (1994-1996)

*spew blood and faints*

Aw, come on! *sighs*

Seriously though, they got some pretty impressive ppl there as well. Such as Tiffany Grant, voice actress. She starred in anime memorables such as Neo Genesis Evangelion, Chorono Crusage and Fullmetal Alchemist. Another big name in the con is April Stewart, also voice actress. She starred in South Park, and did the voices of Liane Cartman, Sharon Marsh, Mrs.McCormick, The Mayor, etc, etc, etc. There is also Chris Ayres, voice actor of Gantz. (I love Gantz, the comic ver.)

Not sure if I would have the time to go to the con but I'll try to make it. I mean it's my first con, it would really be a great experience.

So people, wish me luck in my training and hope that I will ace the whole thing without screwing up (well, at least not too badly.)

~KYAH!~ Over and out!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Guess What?

You know… I never would have thought that I would be picked for such a thing.

What thing?

The training thing.

What training thing?

The training in Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA, USA.


Yeah that’s what first popped up in my mind too.

Yeah, the company is sending me to the states for training. I would have never thought something like this would happen. I mean yeah, I have been bitching for years now about how outdated our training material was and how we desperately need some retraining. I guess all that bitching paid off, eh?

Okay, here are the details.

I leave Brunei on the Nov 25th and then transit through Thailand and California. (Argh! Hollywood! I hope I can see the sign when I pass through.)

It’s not all fun and games of course. We will be arriving at our destination around 5AM Monday morning, on THE SAME DAY when our training starts at 9AM. OMG! >_< That means we’re gonna try catching as much snooze as possible in the 14hr flight from Thai to Cali. Plus this is an absolute one-in-a-life-time chance and I for one am not gonna screw it up. The ppl at the office makes sure of that as well, as they arranged meetings with me based on budget and business planning.

Ah, accounting is like the 7th level of hell. Thank gawd I took POA in Form 5 and Business Computing in Focus.

We’re staying at the Westin Hotel. I don’t know much about it except that it’s a very health conscious hotel catered towards business men/women. The place looks nifty. It’s only 15 mins away from the local Borders. (Argh! Books! Must control, only get what I usually can’t get in Brunei and Malaysia.)

The training will last 7 days and it’s a shame that we leave immediately after. *sigh* I mean there’s the Miami beach, Seaworld and Disneyland! (Although I am more inclined towards visiting Seaworld than Disneyland, dunno why.) Well, at least we get the nights off. Good enough to let us go roaming around, try out the night life. Oh, I just can’t wait. It’s just too bad they can’t extend our stay in Florida a bit longer. It turns out that if they change the flight schedule it would cost an extra thousand dollars. Woah…

The weather in the states shouldn’t be too bad though. I wiki-ed it and turns out its only cold during night time at 19°C. Mom is being a bit paranoid though. She wants me to take my cousin’s winter jacket, something she bought while she was studying in Englang. Wah lau le. =.=

Good news is that they allowed us to extend our stay in Bangkok when we switch on the way back. Provided we pay for our own accomodations of course.

Ah, four whole days in beautiful Bangkok.

I know everyone thinks of one thing when they think about Bankok.


(Okay, guys, stop snickering. I know there’s also SOMETHING ELSE everyone thinks about as well. Don’t think I don’t know what’s going on in that lopsided brain of yours.)

Anyway, there will be no shopping spree for me. Why? Well, several reasons really. You see, I have a trip to KL that I’ve been planning to go since July. So I’m saving up for that. It’s no fun to be broke during a trip, everyone knows that.

Another reason is that I know I’m gonna be exhausted both physically and mentally by then. I’ll need all the R&R I can get out of my little break in Bangkok. I’m talking about enjoying eateries, witnessing the sights and sounds, really relax to the max and just totally chill. (Ah…sounds like a panda or more like a sloth? Maybe more like a doped up monkey. Haha!)

Although, I’m definitely shopping the Christmas presents for my family in both USA and Thailand.

I’ll be staying most probably in the Diamond City Hotel. I’ve read some reviews and it sounds like a pretty good place. I don’t care much about the service or how many stars it’s got. I’m just concerned about security. I don’t want to come back and find some things MIA. *Choi! Choi!*

If anyone got any tips about travelling, pls let me know. I’m sure when it comes to long flights and foreign countries I’m the most sakai of the Sakains from Sakai Island.