Monday, December 29, 2008

Reflection: 2008

How time had flew. In a blink, we're about to enter 2009. Like 2008, 2009 promises new adventures, new experiences, new knowledge, new blah blah blah...you get the drill. Anyway, as 2008 about to come to an end, I thought, what's better than have a reflection of what I had done throughout the year.

My first job. I had my first working experience at the beginning of the year (yes, I didn't work after SPM as I was busy taking driving lessons, helping my mom-ok, I'm making up excuses...) where I was working as a waiter in a Chinese restaurant. I remembered on the New Year day itself, as I was wondering around Jusco alone, desperately wanting a job that when I saw that there's a vacancy at the restaurant, I rushed to it. The boss, without much of a glance, just hired me after I filled up the form. There, I met friends that I cherished, experiences I treasured, skills I hope I can use in the future. And I gained weight (nothing drastic!) during my time there, what with the big portions of lunch and dinner, curi makan here and there, etc. I even kena dengue and hospitalised. After 6 days 4 nights, the doctor still can't confirm if it's dengue! While I do love working there, I was rather upset when I was told that I can earn more if I had worked as clerk in bank. My father told me that banks won't hire temp worker like me but my senior said otherwise. I was CHEATED!!!

STPM result. THANKS GOD my STPM was nothing horrible. The nervousness I felt while waiting for my result...I was afraid that I might had an heart attack! I'm grateful for the scores I got, yet I'm a bit sad, mostly regret that I didn't really did my utmost best. I know I can do better. Anyway...moving on...

Entering USM. Wow, my first time staying on my own. The thought excited and scared me a little. Nevertheless, I embraced it with the best I can. I remembered feeling disoriented on the orientation week, constantly clinching towards familiarity (pathetic, I know...). But as time went by, I'm accustomed to the new environments and surroundings. Met some interesting friends, gained new knowledge, yadda yadda...What surprised me the most is my command of Mandarin and Hokkien. I knew I'm capable of speaking both languages but always to an extend, with my Hokkien better than Mandarin. At first, I'm quite shy to speak Mandarin, but lama-kelamaan, I'm using it as if it's my mother tongue (which is not...), albeit very broken.

Overall, 2008 was a rather eventful year for me. Here's hoping for a more fruitful year ahead!

Next, New Year Resolution.

4 comments:

erictbk said...

a reflection is enough...are you sure you wana go for new year resolution..lol..well, im sure you are aware of how most of the resolutions usually end up bringing forward to a year after another? lol

成亿 said...

hell, i'm gonna do my best to make my resolution a reality...gonna be tough...haha...

erictbk said...

Well, i shall see how...go go go make a list of it...haha

成亿 said...

make d lo...i'm now seriously in deep trouble...