Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Schlumberger


I would have thought my internship-hunt was over until suddenly I don't feel like going to PwC. 

I was all over the place. 
I don't know where I want to go for the 6 months anymore.
  
What I'm sure is I want to pursue professional papers later.
That; I am sure of.

I got the offers from the Big 4.
And now, I don't see the big deal about 'em anymore.
Do the employers REALLY value the 6 months experience at the Big 4?
Anyone?

Once I got the four offers, it losses their appeal. 
Geddit?

Bla bla bla bla bla
I went for an interview with Schlumberger Financial Hub earlier this morning.


I knew one of my senior went there and the pay was quite good.
And, Schlumberger weyh!!
Household name!

I went there and Alhamdulillah 5 minutes into the interview, I was offered a place.

So, now.
Which one to choose?
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Monday, 26 August 2013

Jelly Bunny


My Archilles heel is shoes. Well, one of the many actually.

Thanks for a tip off from a friend, I am now officially a Jelly Bunnies!

The brand is from Thailand. Saw one outlet in Chatuchak Market!!
**But it is more expensive there. Better buy it in Malaysia.

Anyhow, there are a few outlets in Malaysia atm.
Suria KLCC, Mid Valley, Sunway Pyramid, Dataran Pahlawan and Queensbay Mall.

So. Why Jelly Bunny?

1. Super cute design and colors.
2. Comfy (made from PVC-like material)
3. The shop is nice!
4. Last but not least, it is affordable y'all!!

Teressa

The names are also adorable!!


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Friday, 23 August 2013

My Two Cents on PTS


Being in PEMANDU, I got to mingle with many people, often from completely different backgrounds and job scope. To cut it short, we had a brief discussion / debate whatever you like to call it on the education in Malaysia. A hot topic, would you agree?

From PPSMI, cluster schools right to Penilaian Tahap Satu (PTS). Well, there two school of thoughts actually regarding this matter. Personally, I am opposed to the abolishment of PTS. 

I bet the younger generations are not aware of what PTS is actually was. It was introduced by the then Education Minister ; DS Najib in 1996. The exam was to be taken by Standard Three students (9 year-old) to determine whether they are bright enough to skip a grade, straight to Standard Five. In 2001 it was abolished due to public outcry; mainly from parents and professionals.  

1. The exam was not compulsory to ALL Standard Three students. Instead, the teachers will identify the group of potential students.
2.  Once passed, the students are NOT forced to skip a grade. They could opt not to skip. 
3.  Let's say when the student is in Standard Five and the academic result slipped dramatically, he/she could choose to be be in Standard Five the following year. (again)

In my case, a big chunk of my primary school life was spent in Kelantan.
Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanjong Mas, Taman Uda Murni, Kelantan.
The teachers decided that only the students from the brightest class (3 Bestari) will be sitting for PTS.
If my memory served me well, PTS exam questions were a bit IQ-test like. Just a simple one.

Apparently, SKTM has a track record of one successful student each year. Only one.
It freaks me out, man!

The year before, it was the Chinese girl. And my batch, sure enough the tradition was continued.
I was the only one who passed and skipped straight to Standard 5.

For those who believed PTS should be abolished because of the pressure, well guess what? The pressure only come from from the parents and teachers.

The Chinese girl got 5As in UPSR. So did I. What's the problem then?

It would be nice if PTS is still around but looking at the trend nowadays, how parents are so eager to see their children succeed in school [some started to send their children to private kindergarten at the age of 2] maybe the pressure from parents would spoil the child's future, ya know?

And, it would be awesome to put in your CV; 'skipped a grade'.
Walaweyh, nice!

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Beautiful Brainiac

Assalamualaikum wbt,

Just because beautiful brainy babes are hard to come by nowadays.


Peace!


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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

#teamAmirahAzmi


Tune in this Saturday to TV3 , 24th August at 6pm to find out the new 3R host!

Out of these awesome 12 girls, 3 will be chosen to be the new 3R faces.

Stay tuned for the result at the end of the 7th episode.
*giddy*
*ecstatic*

Respek, Relaks, Respon.

Me, I am #teamAmirahAzmi!



Prebiu Media Projek 3R


Sokong jangan tak sokong!!
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Monday, 19 August 2013

Latest craze - Mille Crepe


Mille Crepe has been the 'in' thing for quite a while now.
Well, after all the craze on macaroons, pavlova, durian crepe now come the French-made dessert, mille crepe.

There are two famous spots where you can get this scrumptious  delight; Food Foundry in PJ and Nadeje Patisserie (Plaza Mahkota & Dataran Pahlawan), Melaka. A birdie told me that Nadeja's version is slightly better. Well, add in another shop into the equation ; Humble Beginnings [they offered an awful lot of choices. Must try it!]

Food Foundry - RM 9 / piece
Nadeje - RM 8.50 / piece
Humble Beginnings - RM 9.90 / piece

'Mille' means thousand. Basically mille crepe is made from many layers of crepe (usually 20) intermittently spread with fresh cream and other topping with a caramelized top.

Mille Crepe
Drooling, yet?
Mille Crepe

Mille Crepe

So the other day, I went to Food Foundry with a co-worker to buy this mille crepe.

Pay attention, people!
Crepe is pronounce as 'crab'. 
Yes!!
Ketam.
Stop it with the 'creep'.
Durian creep.

So, Food Foundry is located in Section 17, PJ nearby UIAM.
You would never imagined a nice cozy place smacked in the middle of residential areas. 
Their tagline is 'Your neighborhood food provider'
Very fitting!




Mille Crepe Cakes @ Food Foundry

Strawberry Mille Crepe


Other than that, I can see Mon Zaffarin posting some amazing pictures!!





Worth coming to Food Foundry, don't ya think?

PS - Credit to mistermonsjourney, ohmybaoer and j2kfm.


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Teluk Batik : Underrated


Malaysia is a beach heaven, if I may say so. Some are not known to the public or even highly underrated.
Just to name a few; the very scenic Pantai Melawi in Kelantan and case in point, Teluk Batik.

I became accustomed with this place since my UiTM days. It is a merely one hour drive from the campus.

Teluk Batik is in Lumut, Perak where the jetty to Pangkor Island is located.
Go figure.
Pangkor overshadowed Teluk Batik, in my honest opinion.
Hahahaha

Let me share some of the beauty.
[Thank you Google]






Clear blue sky.
And, it will be quite hard to get telephone signals here.
Perfect for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

If you happen to visit Teluk Batik, allow me to introduce you to the best eateries in town - Restoran Silaturahim.
It is the most popular restaurant in Lumut, I dare say.
It's Laila's auntie's.
So I happen to be there a few times; helping.
Aand ohhh maiiii gaaadddddd the crowd.

Menyediakan masakan kampung, ikan bakar dan ulam-ulaman.
Dibuka setiap hari kecuali Jumaat, dari jam 11 pagi hingga 4 petang.
Terletak di persimpangan Teluk Batik dan Outward Bound, berdekatan Pangkalan Tentera Laut







There are rows and rows and rows of food trays!

Come visit!
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Zufallsbedingt


Zufallsbedingt is German for random.
Just like this post!

My date for #theConjuring. Weehooo!!!
Makasih ya pek for 'teman'ing me.
My friend is a superstar! *tune in to TV3 next week!*


Just .... being random. 

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Thomas Sabo


'Now I ain't saying she a gold digger 

But she ain't messing with no broke, broke'

- Kanya West 


The age-long debate between investors.
Gold or silver?


Personally, I will choose silver. Every time! It looks better, classier.

So I was looking for some jewelry [girls, right?] and apparently the charm bracelets are very popular.

After looking through the choices, I was torn between Thomas Sabo (Germany) and Pandora (Denmark). Dang!! I should have bought Thomas Sabo while I was in Germany, kannnnnn!

Was leaning a bit towards Pandora because of its Rome charms.

But later, changed my mind because Pandora is too mainstream nowadays don cha agree?
Maybe next time. 
This is sooooo going to top my wish list.
Anyhow, after going back and forth I decided to go with Thomas Sabo.
So, the issues with sterling silver.
Lemme share some of the information I acquired through my pre-sales research :D
Thomas Sabo is well known for its sterling silver jewelry.

Basically 'sterling' silver is composed of at least 92.5% pure silver (hence the 925 denomination) and 7.5% copper.
While some might argue that sterling silver is not pure, buying sterling would always, always be the better choice.
Pure silver is too soft to produce functional objects and it tend to oxidize (tarnish) quickly. You don't want your expensive silver bracelets to turn yuckish brown anytime soon, aite?

They have a wide array of selection for the charms :D
Promotion has been going on for a while. If you buy the silver bracelet, it comes with a free silver charms and it only cost RM199.
[the charms are the one that will burn holes in your pocket]
 So, the charms I've chosen were ....

Globetrotter
A must!


I especially love the globe charm.
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Monday, 5 August 2013

Personality Test


Being a self-proclaimed narcissist [I blamed the social media for this] I love to know about myself more.
It is only the right thing to do, kan?
After all, life is a journey to know oneself better.

One question that everyone should be able to answer is
"Who is _________________" - put your name here.
Imagine being asked in an important interview,
"Tell me who is Siti Eva. Who is she?"

Don't bother telling the interviewer your age, address, interests, etc.
Tell them who you really are.
Deep inside.
What moves you.
How you handle situation.

One of the things you could do in the quest of knowing yourself better is to sit for a simple EQ test. (emotional quotient)
Alhamdulillah, during one of Yayasan Khazanah's event I had the chance to sit for one. 

True to it's purpose, I learn a lot about myself.
Things that you knew, but never realized until it is printed in black and white, smacked onto your face.
Hahahaha

And the result.....
*drumroll*


I scored low on 'I' and 'D'.
Go figure!!
No surprise there.


Nampak tak what I'm not?

I am not aggressive.
Not outgoing.
Not persuasive.
Hence, should not be in sales business.
Hahaha

According to the report, I am one of the CS/D people.

Yes. 
I am quite reserved.
Envy weyh dengan orang yang outgoing.
Anyhow, I scored highly on C.

Systematic, detailed, organized.
Well, that spell Eva. 
Hahaha. 


Sangat membantu kan?
You can include the 'natural style' section in your resume.
In fact, an officer also recommend to attach this alongside your CV if it fits the job description.

For me, if I want to apply for jobs in Accounting; sangat fitting lah nak attached this.

'... generally tend to avoid confrontation...'
'.... others tend to perceive them as aloof perfectionist ....'

Now I know myself a little bit better.

*Kenyit mata*

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Chilli's, Seoul Garden and Nando's


Ramadhan is the month of reunion and meeting up with friends, don't ya agree?
I had the chance for iftar at Chilli's KLCC where Pek was being such a sweetheart. 
He postponed the iftar so that I could join in; knowing that I hadn't dine in Chilli's since the 90's - with my late dad.
That was a looooooooong time ago!!
Terima kasih ye Pek.

So I went there with Ashee, Sarah, Pek and Adit.
YK gang.

One thing I realized.
Adit eats slowly.
Very slowww.
Hahahahahahahaha.
How come I didn't realized it during the trip to Kelantan?


Lamb. I love lambbbbb.

And what better way to end the night than ice cream?



On a different occasion, I got to meet up with the 'integrity' family.
Adik-adik from ICC.
They'll be flying off to Aussie next year.
All of them!

This time, we had fun eating at Seoul Garden IoI Mall.

Geng kacamata :D


In the spirit of mini reunion, lemme share the pictures of our first meet-up last year.
Yes. We only knew each other last year. 
At MRSM Kepala Batas.




Dan, tidak lupa kepada bakal wali saya.
We had iftar at Nando's.



Belek-belek gambar, jumpa ini..
Rindu!


Ciao!
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