Business Overseas at Shen Zhen

/ 9:40 PM
Hi All, I am back from Shen Zhen. It was the first time i traveled overseas with my colleagues for work. I was there for a week and it was really tiring. We were undergoing training for Oracle where our company will be implementing this system starting next year. Each of us represent our own department and after training.we are supposed to train our own people. It was kinda stressing as we have to know how to use the system first hand.

It was really a whole effort to make to this happen. We understand the importance of it how corporate would want to implement this (by hook by crook) next year. And so, on 13 Sept, we flew..

Nasi Lemak for breakfast on Silkair.

It was the same weather we are experiencing in Singapore. Hot and humid. After landed,  the driver hired by MKS Shen Zhen to pick us up from the arrival hall and drove us to the hotel. We stayed at JW Marriott Shen Zhen. It was a very nice, 5 star hotel.

High Ceiling at the lobby.

Room was big and spacious. We had one room to ourselves.

Dressing table

Ultimate bath tub but i used once only


We put our barang barang in our room and left to meet the rest at the lobby. As we were new to this place, we went to the concierge to ask if there is anywhere nearby where we go (perhaps explore). After the staffs' recommendation, we went to some shopping mall ( i forgot the name) and we saw Carrefour nearby. 


Carrefour

As a typical Singapore, we are super happy when we saw anything familiar overseas 
(especially supermarket). The shopping mall we went was like those very itas one where we saw those big names in Singapore at MBS. Moreover, they are selling more expensive than the prices in Singapore and we felt it was not worth shopping further. Instead, all of us agreed to go to Carrrefour to do some grocery. We were like stocking up 1 week worth of food as if we would go hungry in the middle of the night. For your info, the hotel was situated nowhere convenient to shopping or any shops. 

Surprisingly, Shen Zhen was campaigning to go plastic bag free. As we didn't bring our own shopping bag, most of us bought plastic bag for 20 cents RMB. I bought water and cup noodle and potatoes chips. 


For the next few days, we were having training and we dinner in hotel almost the whole time. I woke 6.30am everyday in the morning, had their buffet breakfast , sat on the bus at 8am to MKS SZ and training the whole day. Lunch at 12pm and training would start 1 hour later. 5.30pm and bus was here to fetch all of us back to hotel. After back at hotel, I would wash up, had dinner and go back clear my 1 days worth of backlog email and practice a bit of what was taught at training before i go to bed. 

Took a ootd of myself everyday before i leave hotel.

Beside work, it is work. I miss my hubby and family and cant wait to go home after 4 days. Besides one Sunday where we went Hong Kong, my blog pretty much sums up what went on everyday.
Alright, time to sign off here for now *Yawns*
Hi All, I am back from Shen Zhen. It was the first time i traveled overseas with my colleagues for work. I was there for a week and it was really tiring. We were undergoing training for Oracle where our company will be implementing this system starting next year. Each of us represent our own department and after training.we are supposed to train our own people. It was kinda stressing as we have to know how to use the system first hand.

It was really a whole effort to make to this happen. We understand the importance of it how corporate would want to implement this (by hook by crook) next year. And so, on 13 Sept, we flew..

Nasi Lemak for breakfast on Silkair.

It was the same weather we are experiencing in Singapore. Hot and humid. After landed,  the driver hired by MKS Shen Zhen to pick us up from the arrival hall and drove us to the hotel. We stayed at JW Marriott Shen Zhen. It was a very nice, 5 star hotel.

High Ceiling at the lobby.

Room was big and spacious. We had one room to ourselves.

Dressing table

Ultimate bath tub but i used once only


We put our barang barang in our room and left to meet the rest at the lobby. As we were new to this place, we went to the concierge to ask if there is anywhere nearby where we go (perhaps explore). After the staffs' recommendation, we went to some shopping mall ( i forgot the name) and we saw Carrefour nearby. 


Carrefour

As a typical Singapore, we are super happy when we saw anything familiar overseas 
(especially supermarket). The shopping mall we went was like those very itas one where we saw those big names in Singapore at MBS. Moreover, they are selling more expensive than the prices in Singapore and we felt it was not worth shopping further. Instead, all of us agreed to go to Carrrefour to do some grocery. We were like stocking up 1 week worth of food as if we would go hungry in the middle of the night. For your info, the hotel was situated nowhere convenient to shopping or any shops. 

Surprisingly, Shen Zhen was campaigning to go plastic bag free. As we didn't bring our own shopping bag, most of us bought plastic bag for 20 cents RMB. I bought water and cup noodle and potatoes chips. 


For the next few days, we were having training and we dinner in hotel almost the whole time. I woke 6.30am everyday in the morning, had their buffet breakfast , sat on the bus at 8am to MKS SZ and training the whole day. Lunch at 12pm and training would start 1 hour later. 5.30pm and bus was here to fetch all of us back to hotel. After back at hotel, I would wash up, had dinner and go back clear my 1 days worth of backlog email and practice a bit of what was taught at training before i go to bed. 

Took a ootd of myself everyday before i leave hotel.

Beside work, it is work. I miss my hubby and family and cant wait to go home after 4 days. Besides one Sunday where we went Hong Kong, my blog pretty much sums up what went on everyday.
Alright, time to sign off here for now *Yawns*
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Coming to September 2017, we have reached the 3rd quarter of this year and I am almost staying in our new home everyday. Going back to Ubi is like going back 2 times per week. It was almost so little or none at all. It was a big move for me, especially moving to a new environment on our own and there is so much things to do. Back then, I have my mum and dad to rely but not now. Dad is getting old in a loner way that he never was before. He loves family gathering but he always felt that he would be a burden to us. Though deep inside,he loves to be near us. Soon enough, my brother would be going to NS and he would be just left with my grandmother and the maid.

 Next week, I will be flying to Shen Zhen with my colleagues for the Oracle training. Though I have recently moved to Inside Sales Representative, I am still doing more on the Sales Admin scope of work as we have new colleague who recently join us last 2 months. There are a number of outstanding work which has not been cleared yet. For the past 1-2 months, our time has also been eaten up largely due to many Ac Hoc activities. Boss and I have visited 2 customer sites in the month of August since I started on my job. I have to work even harder on my new role.

In the month of August, my sister family and I went to Genting for a short getaway. As a result of that, I missed my ex-colleague's daughter birthday party. Guilty me.

Genting has since changed so much from the last 2 years. TransStar no longer ferry us up to Genting Resort anymore. They will alight us halfway through the journey like how other Travel buses are doing now.

Shopping mall inside Genting Resort.

My sis's family

Genting Resort Malaysia has definitely changed to a shopping destination instead of those theme park which we used to play in the past. There is no more indoor amusement park for small kids. Whatever we saw now were just like what we have in Singapore. It has turned into a classy shopping mall like MBS. 

Cable car

The cable cars were changed and it looks safer now. A 2-way cable cars cost about RM16. The cable car would lead you to the Mega Mall. Mega Mall reminds us of the outlet stores in Australia. My sis and brother-in-law looted quite a number of things from there and their money well-spent. Love and I had our fair share of shopping back in Australia and we were doing more baby-sitting. 

The Eng family enjoying their ride.

Also, in the month of August, after returning from our holiday, it was time to celebrate our Independence Day! Love had successfully balloted 4 tickets for NDP show. He has never been this lucky before. On 9th August, his brother came to fetch us and the 4 of us went for the show. 

Took a selfie at NDP

In the month of August, I have non-stop gatherings with people who i love. First of all, I had a short gathering with my babes. Jasmine is getting married on 31 March 2018 and I am very very excited for her. Les and I would be her bridesmaid and I am sure we are getting busy towards the end of this year. We had our brunch at Laurent's Cafe which is located B1 at The Heeren. If you think of going there, be sure to order less as their portion is good for sharing. The 3 of us didn't manage to finish our foods. There is so much going on but Im sure we are growing well in each of our lives.

My Bffs for life

On the following weekend, I met up my flowers (Its been like 10 years since our good-old poly school days). Too bad Shu Ming and her hubby weren't here. But I am happy and excited for them as they are embracing a new life into their family in the month of September! Oh, and yes! Chloe will be going to be an elder sister for the first time. There is so much happiness going around us and August is awesome!    


The last gathering comes in bit of rush as Eurustech  (my ex-company) organised a farewell party for Andy. Andy has since grown up to be a big boy (he is so much taller than me now!) since the last time i held his hands at the USS 4 years ago. By the way, Andy's is around 15 this year (i guess) and he is the son my my ex-boss. Cool isn't it? I met up with our ex-colleagues and surprising, our ex-engineer was also there with us! He has join another semicon company (which i know of) and seems that he is doing well right now. He had just become a father and is thinking ways to bring his family over here to settle. I am happy for him too! And to the old man who took too-well care of me in my days in Eurustech, he is going to New Zealand for his 2nd honeymoon trip which he promised his wife 20 years back. A man who remembers his promise is a good man *thumbs up* That is Mr Hio!
Together with our ex-colleagues who we had so much fun together in the last, it was unbearable to leave the gathering as there is endless fun whenever we are together.

Photo quality sucks big time but I will always remember this family.

Last but not least, August ended with a 10km marathon at Safra Run at Marina Bay. I seriously regretted signing up with love as I didn't train at all for this marathon. Not even once. We ran the marathon starting from Esplanade Bridge, passing by Raffles Places and to MBS, the floating platform and back to Esplanade again. We completed the race in about 1.5 hours. Took the medal, free 100 plus drink and went straight to Subway in Shaw House to packet our brekkie before heading home to sleep again.

The very next day, my whole body was aching so badly that I took an half day off.

This pretty much sums up for the month of August.

Not forgetting that Ah Bii actually bought Pandora for my birthday :)

Loving my Pandora and of course, my love :)



More updates to my life

by on 10:50 PM
Coming to September 2017, we have reached the 3rd quarter of this year and I am almost staying in our new home everyday. Going back to Ubi i...
Coming towards July, my love and I had returned from our unforgettable trip in Australia and we are back to our crazy workaholic mode. The trip to Australia was so relaxing that made me feel bored when it was the 5th or 6th day. *Yawn* This is one of the trips i get to sleep most as compared to my trips to Taiwan or Seoul. Also, we rented a car and got to drive around the city. With the automobile, travelling was so easy and we were not afraid to get out early but late. But Australia closes their store early so we end our day early too.

Now is the 7th month of the year and I have not started blogging at all, or even posting the photos on my Facebook. For the last month, I brought my work home almost everyday to complete what I have to. Moving on, I will be on another new role under Sales, which I hope it will not eat into my personal time as much too cos I value my personal time.

I should really get my ass moving or otherwise I will be stuck here, like literally.

Oh god~!

Mini update

by on 8:24 PM
Coming towards July, my love and I had returned from our unforgettable trip in Australia and we are back to our crazy workaholic mode. The t...
After a good 4-5 month of renovation, our house is finally completed. We've moved in to our house on 15 April and since there, me and love would stay over the weekend every week.

During our "搬家", we were instructed to buy the 火炉, pineapple, rice, salt,sugar etc and perform the standard procedure of "moving in".  In case you didn't know, 火炉 can be bought at Ang Mo Kio Central at one of the biggest hardware shop there. It costs us around $8 for a decent one. The rest of the items are bought at the supermarket.

Moving in...



We were there at our door at round 8.45am to prepare the ritual. Love needed sometime to set up the fire as he was afraid that the fire wouldn't burn by the time it was 9am. We bought the starter and charcoal, putting as many starter as possible so that it would produce bigger fire (Huat ar!)

It wasn't difficult at all to start a fire.

We are getting ready to enter.

At 9am , we open the door, place the 火炉 in our living room and start rolling the pineapple. We felt good as we finally have a place to call our own. 


Pineapple roll roll ~~

We shifted the stove to our kitchen and left the pineapple to huat in our living room. With that stove, we boiled some water using a small kettle. It was also part of the ritual. Then, we cooked some desserts to eat. We began to bring in our rice, oil and salt which were left at the entrance and store them in proper container.




 After the ritual was done, we waited patiently for my family to arrive, calling for delivery for rest of the day.

Here are some of the photo which our ID took.
This is the outcome of our bill of SGD30K + 












Home sweet home~~


I have been blogging lesser and lesser ever since the start of the year. At the start of 2017,I've gotton so much busier than before. My job scope has been changed and I stayed longer in office often. At time, I would still send email after office hours or before I sleep. That's like quite a norm when you work for an US company.

I was also busy with my house renovations; like shopping for household items; to clean and wash our clothes etc. I would sleep over at my our new house during weekends and holiday. And just this week, we came back from our 1 week long holiday from Australia. 

Spending a week in Australia definitely cost us a bomb, but I felt motivated and recharged after coming back from my trip. We rented a car there and drove around the city in  Brisbane and Gold Coast. We rented a car at Apex Car Rental and it cost us SGD400 + for a week. On top of that, there are parking charges and toll fees. Both of these charges are expensive as well and the most expensive parking was AUD27 per day at a Hotel. Other parking charges would come up to AUD10 at least, either per hour or per entry. 

I shall blog more about our Australia trip soon. Right now, I would just want to enjoy my Saturday night lazing on my new carpet >.<

Carpet bought from Taobao which cost me around SGD100. I am a satisfied buyer.


   

Updates on my life

by on 9:43 PM
I have been blogging lesser and lesser ever since the start of the year. At the start of 2017,I've gotton so much busier than before. My...
I said I would pot the photos shortly right?

Yes, in just a few minutes.

Alright!  It was his turn today to submit a field report. After alighting me at my work, love sent me a text : Very Serious Jam. I thought nothing of it since I was so busy at work. Work ties me down completely that I hardly digest or type any more letters which I feel necessary. Sometimes, i would just answer: Yes,Ok, See you. Busy. Like shit. Sian. Well, only my love would understand what i'm talking.

But anyway, back to the report. Due to massive "jam"  somewhere, love ended up at our new home again. He took some photo to show me the progress of the carpentry works.

Let's see what we've got.

By Tuesday, we already had



Bed frame up

My wardrobe

Feature wall up

Doors of the shoe cabinet

Doors of my wardrobe

Doors of his wardrobe

Toilet glass door, shower screen, the basin and toilet vanity.
Well, my hubby was standing right in front of the mirror taking photo of his selfie.

By this week, all should be up and we will be seeing more progress. Understand from Love that the aircon guy will be coming to install the aircon this Thursday. Also,our dining table will be delivering to us on Thursday. Right now, we are hunting for sofa, TV and fridge. More money will be gone soon.
After the lights were up. our ID informed us that carpentry works will start on 2nd March. It will take about a week or so to complete since our renovation permit ends by 21 March. Carpentry works would more or less sums up the end of the whole renovation.

Last Thursday, I took a half day off to visit the guys at work. When I reached there at about 2.30pm, I saw the cupboards and shelving along the corridor. It was quite messy at the walkway but there aren't many people since our neighbor were either at work or they have not moved in.

Saw this board but not sure where it is used for haha.

Shelf

When I entered the house, I saw 3 carpenters working on different area of my house. And to my surprise, the kitchen was almost 80% done!

On the first day of carpentry works.

We opted for an industrial feel for the kitchen so it was kind of greyish and dull, dirty look. 




Our shoe cabinet was also 50% done.
Ta-da!


I think I will need a ladder to climb up to get the top shelf. Also, I am not sure how my hubby is going to slot his army boots in those shelves.


Toilet vanity was screwed to the wall too.


Toilet door was installed as well



Not only that, they did help us to clean up the dust in the rooms..


And our toilet bowl...


And the fan which my hubby brought from home!



Coming to the room, part of the wardrobe was also done. After I was done with some photo taking and submitting my field report to my hubby, I left the place to do some shopping at Suntec.

Crap! Somehow I looked funny in the photo. But whatever it was, I was really tired from both personal and work life.

I shall post more progress on our nest on my next post.