Monday, July 31, 2006

Whose Line is it Anyway

Ever since my English listening skill is up a point where I can make sense of American and British TV shows, I began to enjoy 'Whose Line is it Anyway'

I remember saw it on TV sometimes whne I was younger but I couldn't understand it as it was aired without the subtitles. But after I no longer need that, Ohh.. boy :)

This one I never seen before but man it's HILARIOUS. There is an old saying in Thai that laughter is a key to longivity, boy the people who work on this show must lead a long life indeed!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me...

Yeap it is my Birthday today, and yet I am stuck in the office till morning... Not to mention I have to come to work again in the early evening later... It is quite a final straw for me that I no longer wants to work in this position... Sadly that did not translate into options of already have a new job so I can bargain my way out of this one... Due to my current situation... I need some rejoicing moments but I guess that have to comes later.

So I will quietly celebrate my birthday with a bar of Cadbury milk chocolate. Any real meal have to wait till later when I have time...

Several of my friends bid me happy birthday via internet (IMs and email) Two calls on my cell phone to say Happy Birthday :) At least I knew I have a friend who would at least send me appreciation message. Although a job offering would not hurt too ^O^

Friday, July 28, 2006

Dimmed Light

I called the job agency in the morning after I got home from work and got the answer regarding the job interview... They said FOrd has filled teh position with their own candidate... So one hope shot down permanently... At least I am no longer in suspend about the job.

There is another lead from another job agency, a translator job in Chonburi area. I hope that at least I will have the interview at least... Because I know I can do the job and my English skill added to my impression of Japan culture from the large amount of mangas I hjad over the years, should made me a good contender... Despite the prospect of moving, when the time came... I will be nicely compensated...

I will call the job agency after weekend followup on the progress.

My apologies to the few of my regulars readers and several passerbys (if you ever stop to read my blog) that my posts lately are not of happy events (if you wanna read about happy time, check out the posts about my Japan trip on the sidebar)... It just how it happen... If you have any suggestion or better yet, solid job leads that would help my situation a LOT :) See how desperate I am that I even trolling for job on my own blog?

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

After the interview.

I had my job interview yesterday... I am not certain how I perform though...

The interview is more concentrate on my current job, like what are my duties, how I handle the problems, how do I deal with them and so on... I think I portrait myself as a pracmatic type... (when ask about mistake, I said something about mistake is only the matter of when it will happen and how we learn from it and don't repeat the mistake.)

In the end, I ask when will I know the results, the interviewer reply within two weeks and I will be notified via the job agency that referred me.

After all said and done, right now I felt like sleeping my life away again... I hate to have to wait for two weeks... I just hope I will get the job...

Also my mom has pushing the idea of study aboard (in this case it's Australia)... The idea itself is quite lovely... The real issue would be the money and whether I can study western style (research, homework, papers and reports, study at Abac is not much different from my highschool years in my opinion) and work the real labour task (waiters, flyers handling etc.). Also, I am not sure how well I will manage, living on my own...

My mom was right in saying that if I wants to do this I have to this now (or real soon) considered my age, my singleness and so on... I agreed that, disregarding my career, I am in my prime of my life. If I wants to do something more labour intensive it has to be now (or real soon) and not five years later. It's, perhaps, all came down to the fact that I am very reluctant to leave my nest to face the uncertainty... not to mention how I like the easy lifestyle and not the thrill seekers one...

Friday, July 21, 2006

Glimmer at the end of the Tunnel

Yesterday I finally took off to the job agencies to apply myself for their service, I had been to one of these before but it was a waste of time since I got nothing from them. Anyhow things seems more fruitful this times.

The first one is located in Asoke area, the office looks quite posh and as the woman on the phone mention, it's specialize in placing people in Japan companies. So it was not a surprise to see a couple of Japanese in their office as well. After I complete the whole processes (writing applications and interviews) the interviewer (young Japanese woman, whom I might say speak with a little worst English than I do ;P) said they will be in touch soon with job leads.

The second one is in Silom area, the office looks rather iffy. There was a car parking on the ground floor with stairs leads up to quite a tiny office. I have to complete quite a few test for them including typing (I learned that I actually could type about 50wpm in English and 23wpm in Thai which I think both are better than average thanks to my extensive training from internet chatting and online gaming), test paper on marketing and MS Office. And complete the whole process with an interview in English. The interviewer, a woman who might be the agency owner, interview me in English. I think I did quite well in impressing her with my English skill that she told me to went to one of her staff to tell them to set me up for interview for a customer service (said to be doing paper works to continue some license for clients) at Ford. And when I actually went to see that staff, he told me there is another job that I could go to, a job as network admin (to work in the server room that's what he said) and the good thing is that he said they are willing take in new graduated which means they will provide the training. The best part is that both job will pay almost the same amount that I got now, which would be better since I will actually be an employee this times (if I could landed the job).

I left the agency feeling quite giddy about the whole prospect of things. It felt as if I got two job offerings not interviews but I have to try to control my feelings. After all, I has not even have the interview yet. Not to mention I have to also keep in minds that sometimes they choose no one from the applicants pool at all.

Still the whole prospects of things seems to help with my condition a bit, as one oe my friend said, now I have a more tangible hopes to hang on to. Also I will post an update regarding Benny in a few days, he is getting a lot of press in Taiwan now and a few gay news site had pick up his story as well!!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Borderline Depression

I had discuss my recent bouts of negative thoughts while at works with several of my friends. One defied my feeling with a word that seems to hit home straight on, and that word is 'despair'

I suppose it was a combined result of my impending birthday, the less chance of seeking employment in another establishment with me getting older and the possiblity of having to answered phone for the rest of the year, when the company execute their new system which will replace the system I work on.

Earlier today, I had chat with The MD as well (the New Yorker MD, whom we stop being friend for a while over a dispute regarding C++ Complier software). He had first hand experienced with depression and after I explain my symptoms and condition to him. He forward me a link to a short quiz page on official Prozac website. I got 53 points, in which the prompt said if your score is above 50 you should print out the questions with your answers and bring it with your physicians. When I mention this to MusicMan he doubt the validity of the results, since it is Prozac owned site which might push the results a bit so they could sell more drugs. But it is also true that I did not feel well.

So The MD told me what I already suspected, that I am borderline depress. He also added that he was not sure whether my work situation as a whole cause my depression or that my depression cause all these negative feelings toward my job.

Today I feel better than how I felt yesterday, I guess it's because I had discuss my feelings with mom (although I didn't mention my depression since I doubt she would understand my condition, she is a tough woman afterall), my friends and even shed a few tears out of frustration when chatting with The MD.

Now it is halfway done before I complete my 3 days shift and having a 3 days off... I will have time to go to a manpower service. I hope this one can help me out... So far none of my friends were able to help me with a solid leads or job offering. I can't blame them though, since not all are at the position to hire people or knowing people. Right now I just NEED all the helps I can get... Sometimes it felt like I am wildly reaching for helping lines but none are tangible... At least not yet...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

One way to cure your sorrow

I found this clip on a Thai site but it didn't have the embedded code like youtube. So I tried my chances and found the same clip. If you are in need of a laugh or a lift in your spirit. Take a look at this clip :)

Also, I would recommend you turn off the streaming of the clip below this post. Otherwise, it would sound rather odd :P

Monday, July 03, 2006

End of the road

Music Video Codes by

This is one of rarest music video in my opinion. The song is the well-known one 'End of the Road' originally sang by Boyz II Men and now covered by one of the lady of R&B Gladys Knight. I fall in love with her version the first times I saw it on cable TV almost ten years ago. However, there was no direct version of this song anywhere only the medley version in her album "Just For You". I am able found and able to download the song from the net :) It was quite a hassle to download but boy I triump pt over the challenge of all the blocking attempt from the host. Now I will be able to rip the song for my mp3 player and as well as convert the song to be play on my cell phone :D