Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I'm honestly surprised my blog is still up and running actually. I haven't updated it nor even viewed it for the past.... i forgot...

Busy job-hunting as usual - was disappointed that a couple of potential employers did not call me back, but life goes on. A few more offers coming up, so hopefully these herald a bit more potential, i'm beginning to lose faith as my standards and expectations keep plummeting. If this goes on I might just accept that janitorial position in the cinema doing midnight shifts...

My contract for my place is ending in May. The guys wanted to find 2 two-room apartments reasonably near to each other so that we did not have to worry about there being too many people in 1 apartment, yet at the same time we would also not be too far from each other and could easily keep in touch. The property agent gave a flat "That is impossible" answer to us - apparently she isn't familiar with the brand Adidas.
So here I am, hunting for potential new places that are convenient, affordable and habitable (by my ivory-tower-honed standards). I hear the property market has picked up lately, good for the market, bad for me as it would undoubtedly mean rents would go up - double bad that i'm not earning any income - triple bad because that would hurt my dad even more due to the exchange rate.
The property market has been so boisterous so much so my own property agent that i've been dealing with for my current apartment doesn't seem inclined to answer calls nor call back.

It's never easy to answer the question in an interview with regards to what i've been doing with my time so far. What have i been doing so far? Well, there's the Xbox360, there's the PS2 (Thanks Ron!), there's my PC, there's the internet, there's the job portals, there's the newspaper.... what else can i add to that list...
In one of my interviews i mentioned trying to keep fit since i have so much free time by playing badminton - speaking of which i finally was able to book a court at SPE on Sunday so the Gastronomy club can finally relive our glory days. I never expected that the courts were in SUCH hot demand over weekends. I've tried and failed for the past month to book a court for 2 hours.

Week 1
Called SPE to book - fully booked. Called a couple of other community courts, all booked.

Week 2
Called at 2pm when phone bookings opened to try and snap up the courts, all booked by 9am.

Week 3
Asked Al to help book over the internet since she had an account with the online booking portal. She checked it 1st thing when she got to office around 9 odd, fully booked.

Week 4
I made it a point to get the account details from Al, and made sure i was awake at 7am to book just as the booking system was activated. I was at the page at 7.05, but just as i logged in, the connection slowed to a crawl - even with my cable connection i only managed to secure the booking at 7.20. It took me 15 minutes to navigate 3 webpages just to confirm the booking and payment. Even then, after all that effort, i could only secure 1 court for 1 hour instead of my hopeful 2 hours. Well, better than nothing i guess. It would seem there were significantly more kiasu people than I had originally accounted for - Singaporeans have a reputation to live up to I suppose.

Sigh... its 5.15am and i'm still wide awake. I didn't even try to lie down hoping exhaustion will take me over tonight. I was tired the whole of yesterday staying awake at 7am to book the courts and that messed up my sleep cycle, but when night came somehow I woke up, senses heightened with the dawn of the nocturne.
It sucks when your fate is in the hands of someone else. I guess I'm a do'er, and I thrive on making things happen - this send in your resume and hope for the best s**t is getting to me because though i understand that there are no guarantees, it's frustrating when you are at the mercy and at the whim and fancy of the recipient of your resume.
Then there's the usual "Oh thank you for coming down for this interview, we will review your application and we will contact you again for another interview if you qualify for the next round."
I can already hear the song ringing in my head...

My friend's got a boyfriend and she hates that dick
She tells me every day (woo! everyday now)
He wants more dinero just to stay at home
Well my friend
You gotta say: (gotta say!)

I won't pay, I won't pay ya (woo), no way
(nana) Why don't you get a job (woo - hey now!)
Say no way, say no way ya, no way
(nana) Why don't you get a job
(oh yeah!)
I won't give you no money
I always pay
(nana) Why don't you get a job (get a job!)
Say no way, say no way ya, no way
(nana) Why don't you get a job!

- The Offspring
Why Don't You Get A Job

Dr@n|xX at 4:55 AM