Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Well... 4 plus months have passed, and my internship with Compass is drawing to a close.
I've gone through 48 different vendors from 11 different countries, and as my boss Yves would like to rub this in in the same sentence whenever he talks about my turning down his permanent job offer - handled US$16million worth of procurement for a contract worth near US$50million. I have also gone through 2 parties (1 at Swiss Club and 1 at Raffles Marina), boarded 2 ships, seen 1 rig up close, drank countless beers, got wasted once, smoked my 1st cigarette, helped a colleague drown her phone in the sea and accumulated countless other memories.
To mark my 2nd last day in Compass Energy, i thought i'd take a mini-photo-collage of what a day in my working life was.

A very sleepy me trying to be photogenic at 7.30am.

1, 2, buckle my shoe,

3, 4, lock the door...

This is how i lonely i get after the PSA Building stop.
Imagine how heart-stopping it must've been for me on my 1st day of work 4 months ago when EVERYONE except me got off at this stop - yet i knew this wasn't my stop, what could i do but sit there and hope the bus would continue chugging to my eventual stop - wherever that was...

On the left is Harbourfront Centre (Yes, with the u in there you damn yankees)

To the right are the Harbourfront Towers, never figured why they wanted to call Tower 3 Keppel Bay Tower. U can catch a glimpse of the cable cars if you look hard enough. Oddly enough the tourists who drop by find it enough of an attraction to take thousands of photos of it, blocking the way for busy cubicle rats like us.

I call this The Secret Garden.
This is taken from the windows of the lifts up to office, its a nice 'rooftop' garden on the link between Tower 2 and Tower 3 (oops i meant to say Keppel Bay Tower).
No one seemed to be able to figure out how to get there though.

There was a lady in the next door office (never got her name sobz) that the guys whisper around that she's pretty cute. If we were to go by the ratio of office size to pretty ladies, what happened to all the temptresses in our office?
Then there was that girl from Neptune Marine when they still shared offices with us... Life in office never was quite the same after she left huh?

This is now affectionately called The Graveyard.
Its as quiet as one since virtually everyone's at the yard, and its as cold as a cemetary too. You gotta rejoice for the view though, who wouldn't want to see the Merlion everyday?

This is our other meeting room.
I've actually secured deals here, Big L has an incriminating photo of me performing acrobatics with 1 hand on the phone and the other hand operating my -equipment- by the urinal.
Due to the proliferation of the internet and the likelihood that impressionable children may have access to this site, i have chosen not to post that photo - if you somehow obtain that photo through other means, remember, this stunt was performed by a professional. Do not attempt this at home.

Due to the limitations of my camera phone, the little lights from the cable cars are not visible in this photo - I could've photoshop'ed them in, but my conscience got the better of me.

The Terminal.
ter·mi·nal (tûrm-nl)
1. Of, at, relating to, or forming a limit, boundary, extremity, or end.

It also marks the end of my day, but aptly, the imminent culmination of a very fruitful internship that I am honoured to have partaken in.

The same integers that herald the beginning of a work day
are also the same cardinals that conclude the cycle.

More importantly are the lessons i've learnt and memories I take home with me,
and this is a tribute to the awesome people at Compass Energy.

To the other awesome people I unfortunately don't have a photo of:
Lily, Sarah, Yana, Susan, Joseph, Karl, Hendrik, Dirk, Jamil, Yee, Teng Leong, Naj, Kalyan, Ann, Rahul, Satchit, David, Jack B & C, Blandine, Nitin, and everyone else I've not had much chance to work with as you have been attached to other projects or areas.
Last but not least, who can forget my buddy Big L :)

Dr@n|xX at 11:24 PM