Rainy Days…Pondering Time

It’s raining now and I’m typing this at home while listening to radio. It just seems so long that I’ve listened to radio.

Today it’s a relaxing Sunday for me.

I’ve been thinking of a lot of things recently…about how my life turned out the way I wanted it to be. It’s just so interesting and unique that a person’s life can turned out so different even if their experiences are so similar or even if they comes from the same family background.

I have met some people who related their life stories to me these few days. Some are really successful in almost every aspect of their life, earning well over 6 figures or 7 figures income. They spoken to me about what I wanted in life and also regarding building my first pot of gold.

Well, haven you ever thought of how to build your first pot of gold? If you haven’t, maybe I can share with you what I’ve learned from it.

Okay good, the rain is clearing up. =) Back to listening my radio that’s playing “Nan Ren Nu Ren” now.

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FTP 1…

Today is the training for FTP 1 for the whole day. Well, it’s about the legal and compliance that as Financial Consultant, we will have to learn and understand.

For the first part of the session, it’s kind of dry with all the legal aspects of the process and how we’re supposed to do up all the paper work.

For the second part, it’s more on the compliance issues and it’s being emphasized as being more important as it will also be tested in the test after the session.

I was supposed to take the test because I’ve already completed the FTP 2 and then left only this before I can go for the BFC.

All in all, it’s just compulsory training for being a Financial Consultant that all of us went through a rigorous training and compliance regimen before becoming fully-fledged professional consultants.

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PowerSeraya Colleagues

Wow! Today is a great day for me. Suddenly a sense of happiness just came over me. I was busy taking photos with me and my great colleagues. It’s really been great working with them all these while.

Remembering that when I first joined this company, I only got to know Kristine then slowly I got to know our beloved Cat (Catherine) :p then Jen Sen and Foong.

Kristine is the one who always helped me with those monthly report figures and Cat too. Although Cat also brought in some of her great home made pastries, especially her brownies. Normally, I don’t really take brownies as they’re really too sweet for me but her’s was another story. You really have to try it then you will know I’m really experiencing. : )

Jen Sen and Foong are really two jokers who sometimes loves to make fun of us whenever we were gossiping or talking bad in front of them… hahaha :P

But they’re really great colleagues and friends. We helped each other, shared food, ate lunch together, talked crap and just have fun together, although there are still the normal gossips here and there.

They’re still a lovely bunch of people who have brought another sense of fulfilment and joy to my life. Hope I have brought to them at least some joy too :p since I’m leaving soon… start of next year 2 Jan. Sad… will definitely missed their laughter.

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Resigning my first job

I’m in my future office now at Bugis, Parkview Square writing my resignation letter. Now I really know the feeling of writing a resignation letter. Plus, this is my first job and I’m already writing one in just seven months!

The feeling is just somewhat unreal. A bit of unsure as to how to properly pen the words to make it cordial and smoothen out the transition or rather the news. Hmm… but it’s really no surprise to my boss that I’m going to resign since I already told her that I’m going to leave by end dec.

Hey, I’ve already given her ample time in advance warning since Oct so she shouldn’t be surprised or anything. So even before today, I’ve already gotten a resignation template from my ex-colleague who resigned not too long ago. Talk about plagiarism when I was in my uni days, now at work I even have to copy a resignation letter. LOL.

So it wasn’t too hard for me to fill in the correct blanks and presto! A standard resignation letter which can be used now. Wow! I guess I can set up another website distributing these different templates including resignation letter. Haha :P That seems like a good idea :D Any takers?

Well, got it printed and signed and ready for the final date – 05 December 2008.

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SIC Health Insurance Exams…

Today was my health insurance exams and I sort of panicked for awhile yesterday. But owing to Jack’s advice, I stayed focus and planned out my schedule to make full use of my time to conquer my exams.

So I did my best to study and memorize all the stuff in the textbook even though I didn’t take any leave from my work to study. Suddenly I can understand the people who studied part time as it really take utmost displicine and focus to be able to study at night after a long day of work.

I really admire those university part-timers, especially since some of my friends were studying part time previously. Now I really know how they felt that time. Even though my paper is just one MCQ but still I had the experience of studying late at night yet had the desire to pass the paper. Well, as what Jack always drums into me, “Tough times don’t last long, tough men do”.

I’m not exactly saying that I’m a tough guy physically in physique but rather the mindset and mentality in facing challenges. So I perservered on and completed the revision.

As I was going through the paper in the exam hall, initially it was okay. I knew the answers but gradually the answers slipped by me… so I was struggling but I wanted to pass. So I hang on and did a last double checking on my answers before submitting.

When I clicked on the confirmation button on the computer screen to submit my answers, I was sort of praying for a pass. But the unthinkable happened… the results showed FAIL… I was stunned for 5 seconds before really leaving my seat to collect my failed result slip.

Suddenly I just had the feeling that my time and money was wasted and I will need to invest somemore into retaking the paper again.

So I called Jack the moment I got out of Suntec and he just told me some tips to remember the questions so that I can revise on them later on for my re-take.

Suddenly I appreciate the feeling and experience of passing and scoring exams since it’s been some time that I have failed any kind of subject. So I immediately booked the next exam date, 19 Nov, one week later.

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Decision Time – Making Money Here I Come!

Today is the day which I will stop brooding over everything and decide on where I should go in my next phase of my life.

Started the day together with Jack by going to their monthly meeting. Ate some prata for breakfast before reaching Capital Towers. Went in and saw many people and Jack started introducing me to some of the managers and colleagues.

It just seems so long since I have been a seminar and be one of the audiences. I was there listening to their presentation and it was really enlightening for me. It just seems to me that I’ve missed out a lot of things during the past one year. And then they also proceeded to talked about the recent financial credit crunch and how it will affect the financial advisers in the next couple of months.

Well after the meeting, we went to their office and I proceeded to fill in all the application forms and found out that my degree was able to exempt me from M6 CMFAS exams. Good. One less exam to take and more savings. :D

So by evening, I’ve decided a very important decision for me to live on and move on to achieve my dreams. I will not stop for anyone now because I know that I can only rely on myself for support. Yes, friends and loved ones may be able to provide some support but still it just boils down to my own individual inspiration/desperation or willpower/faith to make my dreams a reality.

To me, now the most important thing is to be successful and to be able to buy my own honda civic fd2 by June 30th next year. I also aim to buy a condo by next year end by Christmas. So I really need to work hard for my dreams to be a reality.

For that to happen, I will need focus and support. I can’t be spending extra time thinking about unproductive issues and also need to gain the support from my family and friends for my new career.

So decided! Money making here I come! I’m already sensing that my next year will be the start of a really great time for the rest of my lifetime.

Thanks for reading! I really appreciate it. Feel free to leave down a comment or two.

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Personal Power II – Day 1 Experience

It’s been long since I updated my blog and a lot have happened since I found my first job. I finally started to get the hang of having a job and learning about my job i.e. settling down into the job phase. This is totally a clueless experience as I am not familiar with everything in my department.

As I am a marketing trained person, naturally I am well versed in marketing terminology but not the IT terminology which I am in. For those who is still clueless about what I do, basically I am in an IT department in a company which supplies one-third of electricity to Singapore. So in a sense, servers, applications, etc seems to be the norm terminology for them but I’m still grasping them like a real newbie.

Well, that’s for my working experience till now.

Then me and Jack also started a business together called Intrillion. We have started picking up speed on the things we want to achieve. Then Weilih also joined us together and that makes the three of us working on a single goal.

We have also gotten a virtual office at Suntec at the Penthouse level which is the top floor of Suntec itself with a marvellous city view.

So right now, we are considering getting a grant from the government since I can still use my graduate status to apply for one.

I can say my life have become more busy with this new addition. I am literally working round the clock and sleep to me has become a luxury which is taken for granted by others. Sometimes, I just thought to myself that I have neglected my bed… haha that’s such a weird thought.

Well, busy is a good thing because it just means that I’m improving in my life yay :)

Yes, we have been meeting some clients to get some projects so that we can start work and make money. If you guys want a website to be marketed, or have a friend or someone/some company in mind who has a website to be marketed, please do not hesitate to call me at my mobile at 9862 1579.

So today I went to my office gym as usual but one thing that differs is that I brought in the Personal Power II into the gym to listen while I exercise. Today is day 1 of Personal Power II and just listening to Anthony Robbins speaking in his audio energizes me because he speaks with energy, passion and enthusiasm.

This is really great because I have already recognized him as a life coach for me personally. So whatever he told me to do in the audio itself, I will definitely do my best to fulfill them.

Today I will need to do two items which I have been putting off a long time and yes, I will do it which is updating this blog and managing all the rest of the projects on hand. Plus, showing more care and concern for my girlfriend and asking her out for a dinner.

But I must say if you have personal power II, it will actually be very good to helping you to achieve the goals that you want. If you don’t have, try to get it soon. I really believe in it and would really recommend to anyone who wants to improve his/her life whether it be financial, mentally, health, success, or just being happier.

Well, stay on to my blog soon as I will keep you posted on my day 2 of personal power II tomorrow.

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Working Life For 2 Weeks

Well, being new to the working work since joining the workforce for only 2 weeks. I am starting to see why so many people detest working, especially working for bosses. It really does not matter if the bosses are nice but if they are bad, you will absolutely hate the job itself.

So there are many external factors that will contribute to your job satisfaction level. Don’t mind me but after 2 weeks of work, I can say I’m quite satisfied with what my job is all about. I have been learning all about business processes which are the internal workings of an organization and how they basically work.

But one thing that really bothers me is that my office is just too quiet… no one is really communicating much. Everyone is hard at work and doing their own work. I, being the usual self, needs at least some interaction else I would really go crazy at times. It just seems to me that they are like robots without much interaction. Well, pardon me if I offended anyone who loves a quiet environment to work. But for me it is just too much as I am quite a sociable person but faced with such “lifeless” environment, even the most lively person would just blend in and continue working.

So I guess it has it’s pros and cons. But for me, it is really great as my office has a gym. Although it’s kind of small with only a couple of miserable weights, two treadmills, and a cycling machine, it will suffice for me as I know other static exercises which can be performed without the use of weights. One great thing about this gym is that it is situated at sixteenth floor and I had the grandest view of all. I can absolutely see the whole of Singapore PSA, Sentosa, our CBD city skyline and Mount Faber with their slow moving cable cars. Best of all is the sea that I can see.

So who can complain much with this kind of view when you are working out. Plus, I have the whole gym to myself with the TV to horde too :)

So it was great for these two weeks of working life. I have another 50 more weeks before my contract ends. That really sounds great! Just 50 only.

Okay, guess I won’t have much time to update for the time being as I will be going for my reservist tomorrow which is to serve the army yet again. But for only one week. So see ya soon after my one week of training.

Please feel free to add comments to my blog. I really welcome comments from my readers. :)

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3 Days of Work and I Had Lunch with MD & Chairman

Well, it has been 3 days since I started work and I must admit I really have a hard time trying not to fall asleep during working hours. The job that I picked does not really involve that much interaction as I would like it to be or rather maybe this is just the first week to settle into a new job. Maybe hell will break out soon enough…I don’t know though.

But anyway, I have learned quite a bit of stuff while being in a corporate like environment. Although my colleagues are friendly enough, they are like really immerse in their work and does not really interact that much though. Maybe it’s me or something but I just feel the desire to really talk with people.

Today was so interesting I should say because me and my supervisor went for lunch and our seats were taken incidently because both of us went to buy our lunch instead of one sitting down. Anyway, that’s not the gist of it. The main gist is that my supervisor sat down together with the MD and Chairman of our company and later told me about it. Although I had quite a bit of experiences sitting down with Directors and such so lucky on that, I was not a bit of nervous but rather treat them as really nice people.

So we chatted a bit and I reckon 3 days of work and I had lunch with the MD and Chairman of PowerSeraya, it’s almost as if that I had another round of interview with them. Haha. Well, it was a good experience nevertheless.

Today was also another eventful day as I attended a meeting with my supervisor and other department people and VP to review on the progress on a software that they are trying to create for the company from another company. But while during the presentation, the VP came up with many questions but I find his questions very relevant as he always targets the usability and the value that the software will bring to the company and how easy it is going to be to any user. I learned that he has a marketing background which sort of explains why his thought processes is somewhat like that.

Well, I did learn quite a bit of stuff today and hoping to enjoy the weekend tomorrow then.

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I Got a Job… Finally!

After the Advanced Medi Mart interview at Balestier, I met up with John to catch up with him. So we had prata as breakfast and he told me that he is into options trading now whereas I am into Intrillion with Jack and finally got a job.

So after we finished with our catching up, I drove down to Orchard to go to the Recruit Express in Takashimaya to sign the necessary documents. While I was there, I filled in my last resume for their filling purposes. I met with Kelly who helped me find this job, she is only a part-timer who is waiting to go into university. Well, anyway even though this position is a 1-year contract work, most of the benefits are quite okay with me. Just that I was supposed to be under the headcount of recruit express itself. One thing that is the most troublesome is that I have to submit timesheet to them for my pay… other than that, the rest is pretty much okay.

Well, what to do… PowerSeraya want to keep their headcount low so it’s ok as I just need to be at HarbourFront which I think is still quite a nice place to work. Vivocity, HarbourFront Mall, Sentosa, St James, Mount Faber and Cruise Ships are all so close. Think I’ll be quite good in this area soon since Jack, Weilih and Me will also be meeting there quite often for our company’s meeting.

The minute I sign the papers, I felt a sign of relief that I don’t need to go for another crappy interview again. So I called Zoe out for lunch at 1 as she is working nearby only, we ate BK and talked about jobs and stuff and basically catch up with each other.

Then after that, I went back and have to go to bugis during evening to meet up with the AIG Director, Samuel Goh for a chit chat on why I didn’t join them.

That chit chat went on till 9 plus and I haven’t had my dinner that time… well, nevermind since we just told each other to maintain contact and re-evaluate my options after the end of this year.

So after all these talk, I went to Jack’s place to really sit down and talk about what we can do about Intrillion and the immediate tasks that we can really do to bring in profits for the company.

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