Saturday, February 20, 2010

Awayyyy

PKTR: Program Kepimpinan Yayasan Tun Razak

21st Feb to 7th March.



Don't miss me.


(yuck)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Butterflies

Yeah, it has been a long time since I posted photos, actually, malas nak upload and the layout also tak menyelerakan, but haven't the time to change it yet. Got my hands full lately.

The worry bug has hit me again. I haven't fill in the UPU yet, neither shell or whatnot, and these people have been talking about JPA or MARA? What do I do? What course should I take? Some of them asked my opinion.

Of course, I've been hearing a wide array of dates for the release of the SPM results.

I was also thinking about Biomedical Engineering. It's a new course, and not some conventional choice like doctor, accuntant, lawyer, architect,  was really wondering about job prospects and I just can't wait to start learning, see how tough it is and see how I cope with it. Yes, I can drive myself mad with studies again, which is actually a more comforting thought than slacking around, thinking about nonsense and letting your brain rot.

The future seems so uncertain, the result, the interview, the course, the graduating, the job, and life after that...I still can't imagine what it would be like, but hopefully, I have the correct guide in the path of life.

I See You

Ignore the post title, it has nothing to do with what I'm going to post, so far, out of creative ideas for a blog title.

I'm trying my best to recall the events of two previous nights.

I had a chat with Izzat over the phone, he was sharing with me about the criterias that corporate companies look for when they interview a possible candidate for granting their scholarship. Details are kind of fuzzy, since I didn't write it down nor post about it right away.

The first criteria is stress tolerance. Now, every criteria has five levels, the fifth level is the most ideal. In the aspect of stress tolerance, the ideal criteria is when the person calmly tackles the stress and influence others to not feel the stress and work together to overcome it.

Other criterias are creativity, teamwork, drive to success, capability to understand and solve problems at hand, and I can't remember, sadly. I should have written it down.

Basically, what corporate companies look for is well-roundedness and leadership. Well-rounded doesn't mean that you're both in the school debate and rugby team, it means that you have amazing ideas, and at the same time, you also have interpersonal intelligence. You don't lose your cool,and can handle heated discussions with maturity.

These people are not looking for merely fluent people, but people with ideas. That means that I should really be practising on brainstorming and elaborating my ideas properly. Like I said before in my post about UIA Debate 2009, I had a one-liner problem, so, that's what I should improve on.

Looking back on my Sime Darby interviews based on the criterias Izzat had talked about, I think I know where I didn't perform. Izzat also says that one can be leader in the discussion either formally or informally. A leader need not just proclaim that he is one, but his actions must show his leadership.

I'd like to thank Izzat for the insight, and I wish him all the best for the Standard Chartered bank interview.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

sweet dreams or a beautiful nightmare?

SO NOT!


I keep dreaming about my all my teeth falling out and my gums bleeding, like in a horror movie.

so so weird. wonder what it means?





ah well, thank God, I passed the test.


Now busy with preparations for PKTR, they asked us to research on these speakers:

1. YB Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah, Timbalan Menteri Pengajian Tinggi
2. Y Bhg. Dato' Agil Natt, President and CEO, The International Centre For Education In Islamic Finance (INCEIF)
3. Y Bhg. Dato' Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, President/ CEO of Tenaga Nasional Berhad
4. Mr. Ruben Emir Gnanalingam, Executive Director of Westports Malaysia
5. Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, Sunway Group Founder and Chairman
6. Puan Hamidah Naziadin, Director of Group Corporate Resources, CIMB Group
7. Y Bhg. Tan Sri Dato' Seri Sanusi Junid
8. The Yayasan Tun Razak Board of Trustees

okay, better get off Facebook, and start.

lots of stuff to pack also, formal wear, casual wear, lasak wear and clothes for orang asli, also need to pack my medication, I keep having muscle pains nowadays.

my gosh, the spm results is drawing close. I hope this program can take my mind off it temporarily.

Friday, February 12, 2010

In My Head

Myers Briggs Test Results


Introverted (I) 60% Extroverted (E) 40%
Sensing (S) 55.56% Intuitive (N) 44.44%
Thinking (T) 52.94% Feeling (F) 47.06%
Perceiving (P) 55.56% Judging (J) 44.44%

Your type is: ISTP
ISTP - "Artisan". Impulsive action. Life should be of impulse rather than of purpose. Action is an end to itself. Fearless, craves excitement, master of tools. 5.4% of total population.

I am kind of Introverted? Even if I'm a public speaker-cum-debater? Impulsive action? hurm, sometimes. Craves excitement, yes, I don't want to get bored. Fearless and master of tools, mm, a bit off. I did it twice and got the same results, it's either I lied to myself or I don't really know much about myself, or this test is not as accurate.

Anyway, I finally got to watch Avatar and it's awesome! One of the best movies I've seen so far. Ignore the stereotypes and cliches, but the execution was beautiful, the CGI and everything. The human characters seem almost like live action acting.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Cooking Escapades

It has been a while since I posted anything of my daily activities. I clearly wasn't in the mood, and nothing much is going on. Zah's gone to boarding school (and I know it sounds like an annoying song title, but my life would suck without you).

I'm clearly running out of ideas on what to cook, and I'm really bored of the same stuff. Apparently, I seem to have run out of cumin powder and black pepper from my spice rack (I have that?). Usually, when I have that black pepper and I don't know what to cook, I just whip up some masak kicap dish either from beef or chicken. Basically, it's a marinade, well, I guess I could call it that, of a mix of tomato sauce, kicap manis, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, oregano and that's about it. Tomato sauce gives it a sour taste that kind of reduces the sweetness in the kicap.

With black pepper also, I could make soup out of scratch. Just your regular soup, mind you, not anything fancy like chowder and stuff like that. There are also all this cinnamon, anniseed powder, cloves, star of anise, and some other unknown herbs, well, to me, that I don't know how to use and I'm not sure what sort of flavour they give to the cooking.

What I could say was that I was really proud of one time I cooked beef to accompany the mashed potato we had. It was the same marinade, but with less kicap, loaded with lots more herbs that I just threw in, the extras were dill, a bit of mint, and then added dried mushrooms wich were soaked in hot water, the mushroom's 'hot bath' was also added for the gravy, I added vegetables like cauliflower and tomatoes and carrots. Then added a bit of potato starch to thicken the gravy.

The rest were like stuff from packets, you know, like the ready-made spice paste, and I just throw in stuff into the wok. I posted all those pictures in my Facebook.

I've been watching a lot of stuff off AFC right now. Especially the cooking game show Chopped. I was thinking of getting myself more condiments, apart from those that have run out, as well as some fish, the next time we go out. Chicken nowadays is like, huh, tad bit expensive for me.

mm..I haven't tried any local-style cooking..though I would love to try that. What that stops me from doing so is the lack of ingredients, malas nak kisar-kisar bahan, these people in my house are not accustomed to eating those dishes, the small stove only provides a small flame, so I always ended up making simple out-of-the-packet dishes.

huh..I don't know what else to blog about, but I really need ideas on what else to cook. Pastries, cakes, cookies and confections are not on my plans. Too much hassle with the little kids around. I sound like an exasperated housewife.

Counting the days to PKTR and SPM results.