A Bimbo, Re-Defined

...a princess's diary...

mardi, mars 21, 2006

STICKY:Kind of losing focus.. so..

Doing some focusing stuff here:(*need to summarise)

New year resolutions:
alittle late.. BUT. better than dun have right??:P
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Those done, or on-going to completion:


-Study french, Get a cert for french. study abit first ok?
*DONE*


-Take driving lessons(parents' constant nagging)
*DONE* taking

-Finish syllabus.. for mu
*DONE*

-Get training to be a certified coach
*DONE* going for training this week too

-Play tennis
Think need to redo my sup card, to use the tennis courts at suntec.=( got to call n ask.
*DONE*

-Exercising more.
*DONE*


Things that I can do currently:

-Had some funny idea. A S O S (project M.Hospitality =P)
did some research liao. will work on existing contacts. have to come up with a concrete concept (3 products in one??!?).
bought ebook, n borrowed book from library
signed up for something, n sent PM to this person. waiting for response. (building up customer base)
Signed up with this ggle thingy :P (observant people should notice:))



Things to do AFTER I have finished what I am doing now:
*resolution:no tiring myself out, must have time to nua!*

-Study n prepare for GMAT. =) cant be more excited!!
did research, with us and sg education centres
Went to amazon to see the more popular and user recomended books for GMAT preparations.
Went to borders (which is not so difficult cos its just 5 levels below my butt. ha. I am on the 6th level. and kino to check out the GMAT books and branding books
went to Orchard library to borrow a branding book to know more. and also to explore and find out the kind of MBA i wanna go for...
finshed e branding book.=) nice. will practise on vm n mu=)
going for a branding talk on 1st march. applied 1/2 day leave for it. anyone else interested?=P


-Contact Children Society to start volunteering!!!=) I want to be on the advisory board/management board if possible. i think i can go a good job.
researched on children society, rainbow club, hearing impaired children, cancer children
spoke to sis n got the contact of M
Spoke to M, prob going to see what they do on 13 feb cos not free next week...
went down n volunteered for a night. it was great.
think i will volunteer nearer to my place.
asked M about places nearer to my place liao
got the contact of the volunteer places near my place


-Learning golf.
checked out n got the website liao. got khakis liao=)

-Go for a tourism short course
to experience the tourguide's life. got the form liao.

-Work as a tram ride guide at night safari
one of my long time dreams!perhaps after i get my cert in french, i could guide in french! ha.

-To learn ballet again
well. after learning 3-4 years of ballet, then I was kinda made to drop it at 10yrs old. I feel like learning it again? I did TRY during uni time, for modern ballet for awhile. thats all. *feeling stiff*

-Learn malay!
a practical language=)



Progress in italics..

jeudi, mars 16, 2006

Exhausted

Wow. today.

I finally worked til a limit.


I am so exhausted that I think I could almost faint.

so I went straight home. wow. almost couldnt make it.

Now after sitting around for while. I couldnt bare to sleep. so.. I am going to do my personal project TPD. ha. ;)

Will tell u peeps when its ready!

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Someone sweet actually woke up from his slumber to give me a morning call.

You know who u are. Haiz. Sometimes u are bad. sometimes u are sweet. Really. I lurveee the sweet part. so be sweet always ok? ;P

Bisous

dimanche, mars 12, 2006

Career Reviewing

As above. Reviewing what I want to do.

Not that I hate what I am doing now. But most probably, its not what I want to do in a long run.

SO. yup.

Being a person who is ever so easily interested in so many things. I am wondering. which path should I take? I cant possibly be a jack of all trades, and sadly, a master in none? no?



After some pondering, here are the industries I am fascinated by:
-Public/Guest relations
-Tourism
-Hospitality
-Event coordination
-Wedding planning



and of course. perhaps one day. I can be a speaker.


when I am old (at a ripe age of 40). i know I want to lecture a polytechnic. ha.


Anyway. So. I've been flipping through the newspapers, visiting websites. To observe, what kind of qualifications are required for the various industries that I am interested in. I am not even going to touch on required experience!

So lets analyse, and see if I am indeed equiped.

For Public/Guest relations
I need, I guess, a something in business. or hospitality.


For Tourism
After looking at NATAS, n STB. Lets say if I want to get the management associate scheme for STB, I lack:
- With internship programmes that will demonstrate your leadership skills and interest in tourism
And I probably need to go for that Masters in Hospitality that I am eyeing, during the career fair. heh.


For Hospitality
The same thing. THAT masters.


For Event coordination
There is one advert. that said that it's preferred to have fund raising proven records. WHICH yippee. i have. but I haven't really coordinated large scale events on a corporate basis. though I have managed large events in school, and company sized events. hmm.. perhaps I need some weekend internship or something...


For Wedding planning,
This i dunno. ha. probably have to consult my dear friend who owns a dating agency. so far, I have only been involved in the makeup portion of weddings/engagements/ROM. But for this, I probably will not want to work for someone else. I prefer to work for myself.


Also. I thought about the environment I will want to work in.

To say the truth. I like that crazily 'on', and passionate environment. stressful in a constructive and exciting way.

But this type of environment is rare rare rare.

SO. I prefer to have no boss. And also. I prefer to have no subordinates.

If I can just earn $$ as a speaker or a motivationer. that will be fine. oh well. I need to brush up on my skills. cos I am not a good public speaker! that speech that I did to address the 1000+ people for my event. was scorned by sis as too sugary sweet. argh.


For this, I need to consult my professional speaker friends. could I afford the time to go for training? I have to get my freaking driving license first!!! so that I have one thing less to do. and also my french certificate ( i need it for most of my career paths as described above ).


OR. I could just stick to selling ice-cream and hotdogs. HAHA.


So anyway. I think I will most probably go for that Hospitality Masters. yup. unless something convince me otherwise. I still have 1.5years of bond with my current company!! I think i will rather fork out the master's fees on my own. rather than signing yet another bond!


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So, we've come to the career reviewing part 2.

I need to earn 100k or so in 1.5years. or to earn enough to pay the downpayment (if i am taking a loan.)


Having repaid my study loan in full within a year. I must admit. I do not have much cash left. (yes yes, I have invested in a couple of weird n unconventional things, but those are for long term passive income)


so now, I am concentrating in not building up the long term passive income. instead, I shift my focus on personal development. and of course, earning the amount for my studies.

with my current measy (not v) salary of mine, it is impossible to do it just by the traditional plain saving(which my mum is soo advocating).


After striking up a strange deal with this someone. I've invested riskless in stocks. (the only risk is opportunity cost for e $$ and depreciation cost) Now, after one month of investing. I am able to get around.. 5-10% profits. not too bad. but not good enough for my goal.

wrecking my brain now. (dun expect me to give up my shopping!!!!)

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Side note:
I borrowed this guest relations book. which was a disappointment. it is like... sloppy introduction to neurolinguistic.

So, I borrowed this Google book thingy. currently still boring. Using figures to wow this readers. 1 whole chapter of figures.

some people should not be allowed to publish books!!!!

ha.

jeudi, mars 09, 2006

My blog

Was skiving. (oops) and browsing thru some old old entries of mine.


And I realised. my blog has creased to be as interesting as before.

To think that I have gotten to know some 'fans' from this blog.


I removed my picture from my profile for this blog. cos u never know. google is really very powerful!!!!!! *trembles*


and I cant afford to allow the stuff i've written on this blog to be publicised. It might just jeopardise my career. if u get what I mean.


SO the less readers the better. ha. cant say the same for my sanitised blog:P


A friend told me. I am like carrie. in paris.


Another concluded that I am very sex-and-the-city kind of girl.


WHICH both I disagree!!!



Cos. Firstly. I DUN cheong! (unless there are cute cute muscular men in their underwears around. HAHAHAHA.. *cough* ) thats ossie's bad influence!! HA.

Blaming other people is always the smartest way to go!!!!


IF i were a character in SATC. I will not be carrie. I mean. I havent been rejcted or humiliated by a man before.. (how egoistic) *cross fingers*


But I do have close gay buddies! I love them! ha. who dun!?!?! haha.


With the amount of relationships I have.. does that make me Samantha? nono, I'm afriad not. cos I do not sleep around like a man. and I am traditional in this sense.

hmmm.. which I think. I am kinda close to Scarlett. But yet. I do not try as hard as her to get guys. oh well. i might! when i m her age of 30yrs old. heh. wow. I am doing an amazing job of scaring myself!!!


Which leaves miranda. well. i m more girlish then that.




Now I am at a point. where I am deciding. who to settle down with.

I am sick of relationships. And I just want to settle down n relax n be a parasite. HAHA.



Recently. Something shocked me.


Have I truly dated ALL types of men that might be of interest to me?


Cos. U see. I can now easily categorise the men that I find, kinda attractive into categories that are named after my ex-bfs!!!!


GOSH!


I shocked myself.


In fact. my sis is also doing the same thing. Like saying.. oh he is the N**L type.



When discussing with my sis. I might also say: he reminds me of L***E


OH NO OH NO OH NO.


Start freaking. Start pannicking. NOW!

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Parlimentary discussions with Sq.


After discussing various topics.


U see. I understand my dear old friends. asking me. where is this relationship going. how is it ever going to work out?


So. I discussed with Sq.

He suggested. Spending 6mths in Paris. n 6mths in singapore.

Preferably, he will have his own company. N I was to work for him.


But but... i dun want to work!! at least. i want to have the choice not to work u see?


heh.

but he is adamant about me working!!!=( boo.

so i think i will be selling icecream in summer, and hotdogs in winter.



or something just as brainless.ha.


anw.

so.



now we are at kids. where are the kids supposed to be brought up?


This is funny.

Cos that morning I asked him this question. And he told me. that he was just pondering about it during the day!!!! telepathy is cross-cultural.

But for now. I focus on my mummy.



I am stronger now than the last time. though I am the only one left in singapore.



Sq has to work hard on his chinese before i can even really consider.......... (tu sais? c'est vraiment tres tres important pour ma mere. et j'aime ma mere. donc. le chinois est tres important. t'es d'accord? travaille un peu plus stp..=()