Monday, April 27, 2009

The one with the Tan Sri

Today is the first time i had a Tan Sri waving at me. It was a weird experience, and all in all quite good i guess. Who knows, but it definitely makes your day. Try having a Tan Sri on speed dial to keep your spirits up when you're down. I know, so unusual isn't it? Let me tell you why and how it happened.

So today i had an interview in Klang with TopGlove, and there i was, just minding myself in the lobby, sitting with other interviewees, and *bam* in comes Tan Sri Lim Wee-Chai, with a posse behind him. So i thought, oh - ok la, so the CEO does come in to work on time after lunch hour:) What i didn't expect was for him to stop dead in his tracks, look straight at me, smile and waved.

And my first reaction? Look behind me to see if got anyone ker tak. Hahahahahaha. Sakai, i know. Well, i did smile and wave to him back though. The thing was though, the other interviewees stared at me, probably thinking "Oh....So he knows the boss la". =P No i don't know the boss!! Not my fault!

Nothing much on the TopGlove either way, standard interview - just had to know a few things about a few things:)

And I'm still waiting on that assessment results from CIMB which i took in Deloitte the other day. It was weird k? Got this bunch of AmBank brass there well, taking the test with us. And my gosh - they were really a bunch of funny people, ages ranging from probably 28-50. Examples below:

1. This guy brought in a plastic bag la, so i was wondering, what could it be in it? See see, he pulled out a bunch of pencils and erasers - for the test. Lol. Then he started distributing it - "Got bring pencil or not? Nah, ambik". Hahahaha. The killer was when someone asked "AmBank no stationery ar?" Hahahahaha.What the hell right?

2. After the third test, which was sorta a math thingie, this guy said out loud "Hey, AmBank got compensate us for brain surgery ar? Which part was it again? Ah yes, the left brain. I think i need to replace it already after this test". Lol. Lovely guy.

3. Then after the 4th test, the brain surgery guy said "Aiyo, got migrain d la."
Second guy asked him "You want panadol ar? I got alot in my bag"
Brain surgery guy asks him "Oh, that's why you bring your bag la"

After the test was done right, i had this urge to apply for AmBank pulak. Hahahahaha. Yes, very sakai i know.

Anyways, got to go now. And yes yes, i do realize i am still one post short of this month's quota. So do look out for it soon. I hope:)


Saturday, April 18, 2009


Now, this might be a political party that i would love to join. Too bad that its in Sweden though. Ahhh, Sweden - home to loads of stuff ranging from meatballs to piracy to counter-strike legends (or was it Norway?). And the latest one, home to the Pirate Party. Lol, who wouldn't want to join this party with such a cool name like that huh? This is their main aim (mind you this is a real party!)

"The Pirate Party wants to fundamentally reform copyright law, get rid of the patent system, and ensure that citizens' rights to privacy are respected. With this agenda, and only this, we are making a bid for representation in the European and Swedish parliaments"

Piratpartiet's logo

I want in! Let Malaysia form a party like this! I think right, if you want kids these days to join a political party, this is what you should do.

1. Have meetings over the net - like SecondLife or if you're unfamiliar with that concept, The Sims if you will. If you still aren't famliar, it's ok, you don't need to apply:) Have conferences over the net, video calling etc - so people don't have to travel like 300km for the annual general meeting and stay there for a week at an end.

2. Settle it like how real geeks would. If you want to challenge a suggestion or an idea of someone who has the majority votes, you must do so in the form of duel, be it WoW/DoTA/CS/Guitar Hero/Halo, etc. Or if you must...Diner Dash:) Or, if you're up against Grant Imahara, please make sure your robot can last at least two minutes against his:)

3. Our campaigns would be organized like LAN parties. Set up a WAN-Wifi area, and off we go. Recieve our podcasts while you surf the net, have a free soy-latte - interact real time via forums/conferences and go on and edit our wiki! just make sure that it's funny. And oh, we might just organize LAN games against the Youth Parties of Malaysia (Gerakan, Umno, PAS, etc), just for kicks:)

4. Our focus? Rural broadband penetration (yes, it sounds awfully lewd), as well as (online) education for all. Making everything more streamlined and getting rid of a whole load of red tape (if that is ever possible, i have heard that government databases are a nightmare to work with). Maybe we can work something out with IBM/HP and Cisco of course.

5. And for goodness sakes, no more 200% taxes on cars (is it still 200%? entah - just lower it please?). Just because most of us would be green hippies doesn't mean that we are willing to cycle 300km to Penang for curry mee. And more jobs for all! I have no idea how, but hey, one can dream - maybe we can start by honestly putting in optic fibres in cyberjaya - then it can trully be the digital hub of Asia:)

6. Whoever wears a suit must be shot, twice, in both kneecaps, unless there's a formal function to meet the King, or the Prime Minister, or whoever else that earns more than 10k in the Government (No, it doesn't matter if you earn 50k a week by yourself). And you may speak whichever language you wish! Doesn't matter as long as we all understand each other. And all face-offs and arguements shall be settled with a game of chess! And because not many people like to play chess, this is actually a deterrent for people to argue in the first place:)

Well, thank you for reading thus far. I do hope that the guilty conviction of thepiratebay people would be over-turned, or at least the punishment reduced. Either way, thanks to the thepiratebay people, i'm sure that the Piratpartiet would save you from your predicament by winning a seat in the Swedish parliment soon.

*Note : To people who think that i'm actually serious about forming this political group, please note that this is the Internet, and you know those stories about about 98% of content on the internet being untrue? Well, this is one of them. Hope you were amused. If you have found this content to be offensive, i'm sorry to say that you haven't been much of a good chap:( *

Cheers people!

And oh, wish me luck - hope CIMB calls me back for the second interview:)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

That shell interview

I went for this shell interview yesterday, and by golly, i was a nervous wreck, well up to the point where i reach shell itself. I'd just start from the beginning k?

**For those who stumbled on this post accidentally thru google, i am not at liberty to disclose the interview questions, what is written hence forth is partly satirical and for good fun only, not for enlightenment

Last week, i couldn't sleep well. I kept getting stupid nightmares about stupid things. Consciously, i put on a never-say-die face, and unconsciously - well i guess i was kinda worked up about it. Let me relate to you of some of my dreams.

1. Little tiny people strung me up on against a coconut tree on the beach, and demanded to know why i came here, and what purpose i could be of service to them.

2. Demons in hell got me chained up, asking me whether i would be up to the task in hell, and asked me to guess the time that i would break.

3. Dwarves in the mountains stacked rocks on me, leaving my head, and asked me to try and figure my way out of the predicament that i am in.

4,5,6,7,8,9 etc, do imagine similar tied up situations and other mythical creatures. Yes, Caitlin, i know you can imagine that, you bondage psycho you.

Sounds all too familiar isn't it? Well, I guess i work out interview questions in me head:)

Anyways, i got Mie to guide me go to Shell, on Saturday. I went to the same spot 3 times. Just to be sure i got the right way. Hahaha. I think, if you ask me right now, i could guide you there blind-folded. And there were a few cars around to simulate traffic jams. Sakai, i know.

Anyways, unto the MONDAY itself. I got there like 9am. And for the first time in my life, i bought News Straits Times to read. I went to the uncle at the counter, gave him RM10 for the coffee and newspaper, then i walked out. Then he shouted "Boy boy, your change!". Ok, so i was a bit nervous then as well.

Got in the building a little while later. I saw this chinese dude, boy was he super nervous, and he made me feel much more calmer:) lovely, and wholefully evil i know. Anyways, his interviewer came and whisked him away. P.S. yea have to wait in the lounge area for interviewer to "jemput" you in. There's quite a number of mosquitoes, suprisingly.

There was another chinese girl at the side, i think that she went to the counter like twice to ask about her interview, i don't know nervous ker, impatient ker, or nak show "initiative". Either way, i wish her loads of luck:)

Then got la this malay guy sitting at the corner, reading this tiny black book, memorizing stuff about Shell, or maybe he stole someone's diary. Anyways, i at first didn't want to disturb him, but then i was bored. So started chatting with him. Haida's a Petronas Scholar from UTP. Yes, i know. Weird. So anyways we were later joined by his mate Amir (i think).

Talk talk talk talk. Until suddenly, this chinese fella came in. Same as the earlier chinese guy, nervous ker, entah entah la. But funny:) Wore full suit and all - very much business-like. His name is Ken, later that we found out. So it was just a bunch of guys talking nonsense, till i got whisked away by Ms. Farah.

Trivia : of the four of us guys, i was the only person who is not an engineer. No, being a financial engineer doesn't make you a real real grease monkey engineer:)

Anyways, the nice Ms Farah had me talking for 45 mins. So i've got my eye out for that email from today onwards till next friday. Wish me luck:) That's all.

The End.
Potong stim betul kan Richard ni?


And last note, Senor Joel, i know i might not be your fav student, but i will do my best!