The airport uses MYY as reference. Been here for my internship with Oil & Gas Management back in 2007, went here again for a holiday break in June last year, now I’m currently in Short Term Assignment here. Not necessarily short since the duration is 4 years. lulz
so what are the highlights after spending 3 months here in Miri?
* Place here is much more of a slower pace setting compare to KL
* Its difficult to go back home and loved ones
* The allowance is nice, though its basically on paper only, it all disappeared when income tax comes into play
* More U-mates here, though i didnt get the chance to mingle with all of them
* I managed to bring JHA7985 here finally! hehe
* Got more sense of ownership when ive been assigned to 2 platforms~
* Brunei – Sushi + Sushi + Nice peeps –> will type more in next blog entry “UB00”
Like my previous entry, this year will be my third year working as engineer. The purpose of this entry is to share with you readers (if any, if not this is kinda personal rant dumping area lolx~) about my first year post-graduation
MAY 08 – Unofficially graduated. Future seems vague. I could feel that I failed the PETRONAS interview. Who the hell speaks in Malay during English interview. Yes sir, I f*cking am! Most of my peers who were interviewed with me got their answers already. But I didnt get any results. This surely makes me have that little hope that I manage to pull that through and landed a job with PETRONAS.
JUNE 08 – Another month pass by, living my life on the account balance from my last scholarship funds
JULY 08 – Got a formal letter from PETRONAS. I just couldnt open it fearing it will not give me good news. My instincts were right, I am not recommended to work with them. The future looks dark. For a whole week I will have empty stares looking at the letter “regretfully informing” me that I am not recommended. Hoping to find tiny bits of error or mistakes should I got them wrong. Boot back the CV’s and started to printing like hell. Im starting to read newspaper (The Star, every Saturday) submitting application through internets and conventional mail, and by conventional it was no ordinary mail. I friggin’ use the POSLAJU per application. All of them were turned down.
AUGUST 08 – August came! Yes I am still unemployed. Money in the bank is running extremely low. Its painful to admit this but I am actually feel very much ashamed myself. Sitting at home doing nothing. Depressing it is. And even worse its the Convocation month. I remembered talking and dreaming about having one fancy ride going to my convocation would be a great one but yeah thanks to the current state im not able to do so. So I have to resort on taking a bus ride from JB to KL, hitch a ride from KL to Perak (thanks bota for this), hitch a ride from Perak to Melaka (thanks ebar for this), and another bus ride from Melaka back to JB. I just wish that I have some extra cash to spare so that I can afford to prepare nice cosy place for my parent to stay during the convocation, but yeah I simply couldnt afford it. All of this depression, is the main cause why im so pissed and blatantly cursing you guys in the blog. huhu. Seeing the joy of my peers who have already start working, I just couldnt help but being jealous.
SEPTEMBER 08 – With some luck I managed to go through several position interview. But I took the job offer from MESB. Why? its simply because its near to home though I earn far less than average pays of my peers.
NOVEMBER 08 – A months passed by in MESB, I still couldnt grasp the idea of being a design engineer for tank. A sentence from my SV strucks me where he questioned if i really knew what im doing. Lolx. Seriously boss I still have no friggin idea. But i took the initiative to find what I like most and before I knew it I was hanging around with the QC guys and learnt how they do work, reports and such
DECEMBER 08 – Came to a breaking point. I dont know why Ive signed up for this. Called up my FYP SV. He have a standing offer for me to continue with MSc studies. Did a little research while working. Prepared my proposal and my SV likes it. But its still up to the Uni if I could get the scholar or not though my SV assured that he can pull his strings in order to get that
JANUARY 09 – Retired from MESB. Still waiting for offer from UTP for the MSc. But got offer from UMW. Went for the later one since to be honest, I cheated in my Degree thesis, no way I’m gonna build a strong research on top of that as it might crumble easily. The offer for MSc finally materialize after 2 weeks joining UMW. but damage is done, I just couldnt see reason why I wanna resign and take that offer
FEBRUARY 09 – Got option to change my career path. Given the option to quit production and be with either QC and Procurement. I took procurement. Reason? Because I heard this path can get me to different parts of the world. Yeah the previous talk about getting to know the economics before technical is pure BS.
MARCH 09 – Started to get bored with the work. This might sounds like Im not thankful enough but supports is lesser than what ive needed. Ive beginning to question myself why the f*ck i didnt sign up with the MSc thingy.
APRIL 09 – Office politics sucks. I didnt know which side to get into as all of the parties seems right. People are talking in “B” and “C” while all of them means “A”.
MAY 09 – Ive already graduated for a year. Forgot about what have I learnt during degree, and didnt have much different in knowledge in working field. #FML i would say? lolx
P/s : Sorry for lots of the F words, I actually shed tears when I write this. Remembering how was it then before…. and yerp this is not a sympathy-gaining-motived entry, but more to saying that somewhere around the globe, there will be someone who are less fortunate than you. Just find something you can love out of every situation, and grasp it by that. Keep ur head with positive thinking, knowing God is always keep it that way for a reason, a good reason.