Friday, July 30, 2010

Hello world,

It's Friday. I'm looking into my crystal ball and I'm seeing a new laptop, a fancy dinner and a spanking new handbag in the very near future (courtesy of the hubby's first paycheck added with some emotional blackmail about a certain amount he loss during the recent events of which a certain octupus was made famous).

Looking forward for a good weekend. Hope you have a good one too. :D

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"I'm so busy". That's how I start all my emails to my sister who is still in the faraway land of cowboys and super fattening food.

And lately, I've been so busy that I'm busy in my sleep. I would wake up in the middle of the night remembering an email I forgot to send at work, or suddenly remembering that I need to follow up with somebody about something. Then worry, worry, worry, toss and turn, worry, worry, worry, kick Sparkle down from the bed, worry some more, kick the snoring hubby to shut him up.... and after maybe an hour, I'd managed to fall asleep.

After watching Inception, I dreamed last night that I was in a dream, dreaming about another dream, then telling the hubby in the dream about that dream (Watch Inception, it's quite cool).

I need to take a break. I've got 35.5 days of leave. I fantasize about taking all my leave at one shot and running off to a faraway land full of pineapple malibu's under the sun. But somehow I still can't utilize my leave. I feel guilty about staying at home doing nothing. The hubby only had one thing to say to me about that. It starts with "dumb", ends with "ass". :)

Recently some things have been different for both the hubby and myself. A new experience for both of us, with no right or wrong solutions, only lots to learn. Hubby is back to being the super excited eager-to-change-the-world ikan billis who cannot wait to become an ikan kembung. As for me, sometimes I feel like a little cho-cho train huffing and puffing uphill, "I think I can, I think I can". Sometimes I'm a little cho-cho train going downhill instead. "I don't think can, I dont' think I can".

At the very least, the little cho-cho train continues trying. That counts for something right?


Thursday, July 15, 2010

The interview

Ah... finally found time to blog. These pass few days have been crazy busy. No time to poo, no time to pee. Still breathing though.

Anyway, the word of today is.... interview. I-n-t-e-r-v-i-e-w. Yup, that's right.

When doing an interview, the interviewer usually asks questions to try to dig a particular information out. We want to test whether the candidate fits the 5 values of the gray company, which are

"Winning mindset", 

and.... what's the other two? Can't remember (Can hear the boss grunting in disapproval reading this, "Mindy, it's in your objectives, how can you not know?").

For example, if I ask you, "What would you do if you don't like your boss?", answer: "I'll quit my job". Buzzer goes off, alarm bells start to ring, red lights start flashing. Sorreeeee, wrong answer. Thank you for coming and have a nice day. Goodbye.

Anyway, I've found an oppurtunity to practice the my new interviewing skills.

The candidate: the boy.
Interviewing for an i1 position (no prior related experience, it's equivalent to the ikan billis level)

Took me a while to compile the interview question list. Each testing for a particular character which I wanted to find out, which are the following.

1) Do you like dogs?
[We are a dog-loving family. You have to be dog-loving to earn the membership]

2) You've only met my sister for 2 months. What is it that you like about her?
[Ahh... young love is always so simple and so fast. You like me? I like you? Okay la, it's on, think so much for what?]

3) Your own family vs. your wife. Who will be more important?
[The famous, mother-in-law vs. daughter-in-law dilemma]

4) If you could only afford one. Which would you choose? A nice house or a nice car?
[This is to test whether he has long-term or short-term goals. Impressed with his answer here. :) Came with good explanation supporting his answer. I wonder whether the sister taught him what to say. Hmm...]

5) Do you do your own house chores? If so, what kind of chores?
[This is to find out whether he's the type of guy who thinks house chores are a woman's job. And you know la, I have a thing for the hubby when he mops the floor... shirtless. A guy who does house chores is a guy who doesn't expect his wife to look after him like a mother]

6) Which would you prefer, your wife earning more than you, or you earning more than your wife?
[Actually, I should have rephrase my question. I meant to test whether he is egoistic. Because some guys cannot stand it if his wife earns more money and pays for all the bills]

7) If you get into an argument with my sister, both sides are not correct and not wrong, how would you resolve the conflict?
[Need to see how he handles conflict because love may be all cloud 9 at the beginning, but the reality is that making a relationship last is oh so very hard......]

8) What is the most important thing to you in life?
[boring question, but still must ask]

9) What do you think is the most important thing in a relationship to make that relationship last?
[since it's an i1 position, need to understand what his perception of a relationship is]

10) If my sister ask you whether she's fat, what would you answer?
[Ha! Trick question. The answer is....... there will never be a correct answer. No matter what a guy does in this situation, he will always be wrong. The hubby was grinning from ear to ear when I told him about this question. The hubby has so much experience. He's an i4 level (the dolphin level).]

Okay, and as bonus points, do you know any of your seniors from your course looking for a job? I'm currently hiring Software Engineers, either from Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. If you do know of anyone, please send me their resume. Thanks! 
[I must and well take advantage right? Which BTW, to all the blog readers here, we are currently hiring Software Engineers, either from Computer Science or Electronic Engineering. If you do know of anyone, please send me their resume. Thanks! ]

In conclusion, the boy passed overall. He is now officially promoted from the boy to the sister's boyfriend.

But wait..... this is just round one of the interview. (What, you think it's so easy?)

He now needs to pass the hubby's interview next, who deep deep deep down inside the big-bully-older-brother-in-law act he puts on, he's actually a protective big brother who has declared all men in this world to be bad except himself. Yes, if I ever have a daughter, she's only going to be allowed to date when she's 30 years old.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

The love sick baby sister

Ahh... the baby sister is in love for the first time. I'm excited because the boy could be potentially my new baby brother-in-law. But it's strange, the baby sister is growing up.

I forgot what it's like to feel like a giggly love-sick puppy floating on clould 9. Hubby and I have been together for so long that it feels like ancient and dusty. But...... I enjoy my ancient dusty marriage. It's comfortable, it's annoying, it's wonderful, it's frustrating, it's the best thing in life to wake up next to the one you love. It's like wearing the ugliest grandma underwear knowing that it's okay because it's the most comfortable thing in the world and what's important is that it makes you so happweeeeeee.

Anyway, I'm going to interview the boy. I've been doing lots of interviews at work, so of course I have to interview this potential baby brother-in-law. For starters, he has to be tough to be able to join the family. If the hubby knew about my boogie family when he first met me, he would have run screaming in the opposite direction. (So Genny, the trick is to make the guy fall hopelessly in love with you, then throw him into Boogie Land and see whether he survives. If he does, he is then worthy to be certified Boogie-Proof)

Love-sick baby sisters keeps going on and on about the boy. She's so from a different generation as me. Her biggest concern now is how to "officially announce her relationship on facebook" *rolls my eyes*.

Apparent the boy is afraid of me. Hehehe... it's because I scared him on Facebook. I only told him to be prepared to answer a long list of questions from mua. Not that bad right? *evil laugher*.

Currently thinking of what I should ask the boy.... help me think of something ya....

P.s - to my kepochi friends who have known my sister since the days when she was still wearing the dark blue school uniform, the boy is the most recent person I added on facebook. Have to give him credit for being brave enough to add me on Facebook

P.p.s - BTW, I did ask the baby sister wheter I could blog about this, so it's not like I simply publish personal stuff about other people. (With the exception of the hubby though, he has come to accept that being married to me means that half of his life stories will end up on this blog, to the point that when his mum is about to nag him about something on the phone, he quickly covers the mouth piece and asks "Did you blog about this?". If no, it means he can confidently deny whatever his mum is nagging about, "No la, no la... I didn't lose anything during the world cup")


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Bored bored bored

Bored. Currently stuck in the AGM meeting at my condo. Hate attending meetings like these. It's like a chaotic fish market here with some really rude idiotic ppl who thinks just because he is from England he has the right to be so rude (I seriously believe some ppl are born to be assholes). Not use to it compared to the more organized and intelligent meetings at work. I rather much be at home watching TV but the hubby forced me here. And I'm pretty sure I'm the youngest unit holder here. I'm a very bored ikan billis here. Everybody here is so much older. @.@

Crap, they can't even get the mic to work.

Sigh, don't mind me. I'm actually just blogging cos I wanna use the hubby's new cool Blackberry. :)

The move