Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wows and Not So Wows

A few exciting things has been happening, some really good and some not so good.

Firstly, at work, my bosses are giving me the chance to move into an area I've expressed keen interest on. They've carved out a role for me where I am to move a new part of the business and I'm very excited about it! Excited, thankful and grateful for this opportunity.

Yes, it's going to be frightening to prove myself in an area where I don't have any experience and I know there are challenges ahead. Nevertheless, I feel like my ladder is now leaning against a wall that I've been desiring for some time now!

Unfortunately, I fell ill three weeks ago while I'm trying to prove myself and have been on two days MC and a day off due to my cough, cold and fever. I'm still recuperating and really hope I get better (like tomorrow!). Not a very good impression, I know, and it couldn't have come at the worst timing.

Anyway, in between, I won a couple of lucky draws:

The first was a mini DVD player which I won at an internal office party. At first I didn't know what to do with it since I already own two DVD units in the house and didn't need another one. Luckily, before I gave it away, I checked with Dad who exclaimed it was just what he was looking for for his line dancing class!

Speaking of my two DVD players, a week ago, there was an electricity surge in my housing area which destroyed , amongst my two DVD players, my auto gate, water pump, computer, speakers and Apple Airport. Thankfully, most could be repaired while a few replacements need to take place. And thankfully, none of my white electrical appliances were affected like my fridge.

Moving on to my next lucky draw win, I attended a screening of the latest Spiderman sponsored by MasterCard. And yeah, I won one of their 3D2N Kota Kinabalu trips (excluding flights). Despite fairly restrictive conditions, I am now booked to visit KK next month! Even though KS and I have been KK not too long ago, we didn't manage to visit Kinabalu Park and this warrant gives us that one day tour. Yay!

Speaking of trips, this month will be an exceptionally busy one for KS and I. I'm now in Melaka for the weekend, next weekend we'll be in Gopeng, Perak with the youth leaders for a retreat and the weekend after, we'll be in Penang for a wedding and a short family vacation.

Then in August, we'll be in KK, September KS will be in Singapore and we'll need to be back in Melaka for another wedding. Then in mid November, we're off to Perth to watch George Michael for his Symphonica concert! Then hopefully we'll have a winter trip in December and in January I'll be going on a gals trip to Bandung.

And lastly, the other thing we won was a concert ticket to the MTV Live Stage featuring Justin Bieber which happened last night. KS gave it away to a colleague who's teenage girl is nuts over JB.

How this happened was KS office was giving away five pairs of tickets and the top five with the most voted rock star name in their internal Facebook page. I suggested KS to name himself RM1.50. Why? Because a couple of months ago, The Star reported the rapper 50 Cent and converted his name to the local currency.

So he was one of the top five liked names to win the tickets.

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