Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
It has been a long time since I last blogged or keep journal. Busy-ness has always been the Number 1 excuse in every aspect of my life. Now I'm stuck with lack of exercise, unable to recall my foreign languages, declining flair of writing, and I suspect that my public speaking skills must've gone way down. Have I mentioned that I don't remember where I put my coins & notes albums? Oh, and my shelf is full of to-be-read books, and my list of to-watch movies keep expanding. Now, if I have give up all these for myself, don't you think I have given up time for my family and friends too?
I just had a conversation with my dad. He gave me a pretty good advice. Yes, my life has been so tight, with a full time job, part time job & part time studies. But that is not an excuse to have a balanced and relaxed life. He mentioned that if I don't find a way to make all these less stressful, I'll find myself getting sick & tired frequently, which I already have.
The 1st mission my dad is planningis to take a stroll with my dad tomorrow morning. Luckily my PMR student have finished his classes and I finally have a free Sunday morning. Yeyyy~ ^o^ I know my dad knows that I'm lack of stamina, so I think he'll slow down a bit tomorrow. =p
Next I was thinking to take up my reading habbit again. Yes, I do read all those serious ACCA notes everyday, but what I meant was taking something light for my reading. Taking up a novel, for instance. I think my last novel was The Hunger Games triology, which I read back in July. I've bought 2 more novels since, plus a few that I bought years back. Really looking forward at least to finish another by end of next month.
Also to keep this reading habbit, I'm thinking of joining a book club, or at least organise one. But considering my work commitment, tuition classes & ACCA studies, i think travelling can be very taxing to me. I might as well use my free time to hang out with my family, or mamak-ing with friends. A great stress-free activity! =D
So I was thinking to do 2 things instead: 1) to write blogs 2) to keep a journal, which meant to be more personal. Whoever knows me would know that I don't like to expose my personal life in public. I believe internet is where you should spread the positivities! =D
And then there's foreign language learning, which Spanish will be the 1st to be assessed by my brother (yikes, I told him I would start brushing up my Spanish again this week)! And of course, the casual Javanese conversed with my sister & dad once in a while. Am really excited to start back!
And yeah, I was thinking of reducing my side commitments next year, devoting more time for family, friends & my hobbies. Can't wait to try new recipes, trying DIY's arts & crafts I've been reading in magazines, and above all, going for holidays & travelling!
Hopefully all these plans will come true. Ameen~ =)
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
2011 is gone.. Now comes 2012.. And yet my blog updates can still be counted by fingers. He he. 2011 had been a great journey for me.. Something almost unforgettable.
It started with my employment at Tesco on 13th January 2011 as Graduate Trainee - Commercial. A lot, and I repeat, A LOT people asked me why did I choose Commercial line. Why didn't I go for Finance or Accounting-related jobs? Why didn't I go for audit firms, especially when I was personally invited by the big boss to continue working there after I graduated?
To tell you the truth, I had no idea myself. Yes, I enjoyed accounting very much, and the professional life I learnt from there. But there is a part of me that want to explore what else am I capable of. And I want to explore the jobs where I won't have to meet those formal.documents, yet still deals with what I'm fond the most: numbers. And that's what Tesco offered me: to join their Graduate Trainee - Commercial program in the Merchandise Planning role.
When I first went interview for the Graduate Trainee - Commercial position, I had no idea what Commercial Department is. When I was briefed and accepted as an employee there, then I know that this is the money-making department of the company. The hardcore of retail, as without this department, you won't have anything on shelf to sell. And it is with this department that people enjoys the low prices offered at Tesco.
But let me tell you specifically what I did. In the Merchandise Planning role, you are very highly answerable to anything related to stocks of the departments that you handle.
In detail? Come and work here yourself. We do have some openings in the Merchandise Planning function, and Commercial department as a whole. ;-)
Bye for now. Hope my next entry will be some time very soon. =)