Tahi lalat di ibu jari kaki

Ha kau, tajuk. Haha.
Ok la, better than "Uluit... Uluit tapak kakai!!" :P

Today I nak cakap pasal empowerment. Apa kaitan dengan tahi lalat? Dan kaki?

When I was young, my own makcik-makcik and the rest in the kampung would say to me -
Jauh jalan ni besar nanti... (repeatedly!)
Just because I have a tahi lalat di ibu jari kaki sebelah kanan.
It is bigger than normal tahi lalat but it is not even a tahi lalat hidup.
Whoever say that nowadays? Ada lagi ke orang read people fate with moles?

I however, grew up believing in that particular potential.
Of being away. But not exactly wonderlusting. Just away.
This was in November 2015.

So when I first flew off for my industrial attachment (practical training) in Kuching
at the end of my 3rd year degree program, I knew I'd be doing more of it.
I had 5 flights in total for a stretch of two months and a half. Twice in Boeing,
twice in 19 pax turbo-prop to & fro Miri (there was only 3 of us onboard =D)
and once on VIP helicopter hovering Kuching city.

BUT I also knew I do not want that kind of life on daily basis (aircraft maintenance engineer,
flight engineer) because honestly, flying is not something I'm really into, unless I really have to.

Coming back, I knew I do not want to work in a hangar too and I wanna be in an air-conditioned office, but I also want to have certain physical engagement with the flying machine.
Never knew such work existed.

Thus it became so real when I was employed by Honeywell Aerospace (M) where I get to sit in an air-conditioned office in an aircraft engine workshop. Getting my first passport, being sent out to foreign land for multiple times (Singapore je pon - to our parent company)
and Japan for some meeting (alone!).

Whenever I'm away, it always ring me.
The statement from makcik-makcik seems to be more like a prayer that I believed in.
How such a simple statement had unintentionally planted a seed in my mind.
How the empowerment was done right without even realising.
It might not be the tahi lalat (or it could have been a sign).

It's about how important conscious & unconscious empowerment done around us.
What kind of seed we are planting in our children or community.
Be it good or bad, it is us who decide.

Once I'm done with my Master (if I got the scholarship),
I think I'm going after a PhD. Just to see how far it gets me.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has a JV with Singapore Aviation Academy,
and the course is available online (with minimal campus residency)!
All in all, it is in Allah's decree.

Jauh nak jalan ni...
  • Monday, March 20, 2017

Maxis Scholarship Interview

So, after about a week of submitting the video (here), I received an email for an online interview. It was so nerve-wracking I put it to the very last minutes, a few hours before it was due!
 HireVue, the online app allows you to have multiple practices before you choose to do the real interview. I tried a few times and I was speechless with the questions more than I should.
It is a video interview whereby a question was posted out on the web and you are given
1 minute to prepare the answer & 3 minutes to record it.

I chose a setting in my office, set up the laptop and just go with it on Sunday evening (4 hours before it was due). I was expecting some cliche questions, but they turned out to be sooo fun!

Q1 : If we were to call your best friends, what are the 3 things they will say about you. 
*It got me laughing*
Blossom & Bubbles came into picture. But I'm sure they do have nice things to say about me.

Q2 : What are your 2 biggest strengths?
1. Efficient
2. Brave

Q3 : What are your 3 biggest weaknesses?
Related to my strengths.
1. Impatience
2. Intrusive

Q4 : Where do you see yourself 5 years from now.
Strategic planning blablabla.

Q5 : What your motivation to pursue the course.
To qualify as academic mentor for engagement with higher-learning institutions to educate & enhance local aviation industry.

Q6 : Where do you see the telecommunication industry in the next 3 years?
The industry is in exponential growth so I can't really deduce.

Q7 : Sing us a line from your favourite song.
Say whattt? I went blank and sing a cliche song I wouldn't want to mention here :P
No, it's not Negaraku, c'mon guys. It was so unexpected, nothing crossed my mind!

But here's 2 of my most favourite (both the melody & lyrics). For real.

I think I should blog a play list of all my favourite songs so I don't sound so cliche
to potential sponsors =D
  • Friday, March 17, 2017

My B & a bridge

Something happened last week and I confided the event to my Blossom & Bubbles
(I'm Buttercup, if you hadn't figured it out yet). No, I'm not gonna elaborate on what had happened, as I shall stick to my principle to not have anything negative documented here.

But I just felt silly for being happy on the encounter (after being pointed out by Bubbles).
I should have been alarm even at an attempt of communication. It has always been one-sided and manipulative. And I was the one who was cursed as such.

Satu je I nak cakap, how any of you came into an agreement
to get me to be a part of it is purely SHAMEFUL.
I guess I didn't take a wrong decision not getting myself involved all these while.
I didn't burn the bridge, I just ignore the maintenance and let it structurally degrades over time,
as it only serves you. Honestly, I'm still at the state of disbelief.
Towards my own feelings and everybody involved.

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017