:: eveie ::

Just how much do I love my job?


Dearie and I were walking to Wisma from Takashimaya when we passed by Guardian. As we walked past the store, I noticed, rows of condoms placed under the “family planning” shelf.

Me: Huh?! Condoms under family planning?
Dearie: Ya weird. Shouldn’t be there la.
Me: Yalah. Probably they were thinking of planning, not for a family. Thus in short, family planning.

And we burst out laughing. Damn, should have taken a photo. Would have made this post even better. Hur hur.

One of the toilet bowls in the office’s ladies have been cranky lately. PMS perhaps? Lol. It was flushing itself non-stop, with or without people using it. The few maintenance/repair visits apparently didn’t help. And so I believed they decided to off the automatic sensor flushing. How do I know? Cos this was what I saw was pasted in the cubicle:

“Please flush after use. The automatic sensor is not working.”

My first reaction upon reading that was “WTF?” Do we need to be told to flush? Are we to assume that if the automated flushing system is available, we do not need to flush? Isn’t it an action that is instinctive?

No doubt there are just inconsiderate people who justifies the need for such technology invention. But that aside, this made me wonder: Are we so technologically spoilt for comfort that we just forget the basics or the bare minimum? Just a food for thought.

Of Guts

Posted on: 1 March 2011

The Prime Ministers from UK and Singapore and the President of USA, were traveling on a warship that was cruising near Saudi Arabia . 

The 3 were talking about how brave their soldiers were when their cordial discussion soon turned into an argument where each wanted to prove the bravery of their own soldiers.

The Pres. of USA said, “let me show u what is guts”, where upon he called his Colonel and said “Jump into the sea and swim 3 rounds around this ship!”.

The Colonel replied “Anything for Uncle Sam, Sir”, and jumped into the shark infested sea and swam 3 rounds around the ship, with the sharks chasing him like mad! After the successful 3 rounds, the Colonel came up to the deck and said, “I did it for Uncle Sam Mr. President!”. The proud US President replied “That’s what I call guts!”.

The Prime Minister of UK became aggressive and quickly called his General and said “General, jump into the sea and swim 10 rounds around this ship!”.

The General replied “Anything for the Queen, Sir”, and jumped into the shark infested sea and swam 10 rounds around the ship, with the sharks chasing him frantically. 

After the successful 10 rounds the 3-star General came up to the deck and said, “Long Live the Queen!”. The proud UK PM replied “That’s what I call guts!”

The Prime Minister of Singapore cannot control himself. He had to show that his soldiers have it too. 

He called one of his Private and said “Soldier, jump into the sea and swim 15 rounds around this ship!” The Private replied “Oi, you siao (crazy)?” I just bought my 4-room and I am paying through my nose. Now, you want me to jump and die, eh? If you want to hao lian (show off), you jump into the sea yourself! 

The Singapore PM smiled and said “Now, that’s what I call guts!”.

Whether I love my job (yes)
Whether I love my workplace (yes)
Whether I love the people around me (yes)
Whether all these listed above are the most important (I presume so)

If so, what seems to be pushing me away? I just wonder…

Was on my way home after dinner with dearie and KW at Purvis Street (thai yummylicious food) and was approached by the credit card guy (CCG) the moment I exited from the MRT gantry. CCG was standing by the exit (almost sticking to the gantry already), with a smile and up his advert of credit cards. Oh, HSBC… And so, as I made my exit, I told him that I already have the credit card.

I was expecting him to tell me about how good it would be to sign up a different credit card, but instead, he looked at me kinda weirdly, that caught my attention, and said, “你很面善.” I was like “huh?!”. But before I could say anything, he continued, “GESS 的 right?” to which I agreed with wide-opened eyes.

CCG: 难怪啦. 就觉得你很面善…
Me: Err… But 已经很多年前了…
CCG: 你应该是我的 batch 的. 83, 84 的 right?
Me: Ya…
(phone rings)
CCG: oh ok, see you around.
Me: (smiled and went ahead in picking up the call. Thank God, it felt pretty awkward staying there any longer)

Hmm… GESS days till now and still recognisable??!! GESS days have been at least 10 years ago already! It seems I haven’t really changed much, have I?

I took my first MC.

Not much of a deal to me, but it seemed to be quite a deal to the people around me. Even YS smsed me “Eve, it must be serious this time, have a good rest, take care.” Perhaps, he knows just best.