Saturday, April 28, 2012

Just friends?

And sometimes you wonder when friends are truly real friends.

When in the end all they want is just benefits of being your friend. I'm not saying you have to repay your friends with money or monetary stuffs but a simple thank you would be great. And sometimes, it's the thought that counts but some people don't even have the thought. Some people might probably be offended by what I mention but oh well, it's the truth.

Call me a hypocrite because maybe I do act like this sometimes but if you expect people to help you all the time without helping someone back then I think there's something wrong. And if you expect people to keep doing stuff for you then that's even ....

And it's always good to know someone has your back rather than stabbing you in the back. People changes with time or rather time shows you who a person really is. When you know someone for a longer period of time, those 'stripes' in their personality actually shows. 

They may dislike you yet pretend to like you. Sometimes it's more like I dislike a trait in one of my friends but it doesn't mean I can't be a friend can't I? In the end, it comes down to being sincere about your friendship and genuine about your feelings.

Recent events happening in my life made me feel that understanding computers and machines is hard but understanding people is even harder. I try to be nice with everyone and not talk behind someone's back (I do occasionally...I'm not a saint.) and I do have my occasional slip-ups and now I learned to watch my back and be careful of what I say because someone would probably be talking behind my back eventually.

All I can do is to be truthful to myself and try not to leap before I look. Life is complicated after all. It's so hard to be simple.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

My first job interview

Had a job interview at the EDGE carnival yesterday.

It came as a shock actually because I didn't expect that dropping my resume with hundreds of people, the company would pick me as a interview candidate. (Even if they pick many people indeed.)

I'm still thinking why they picked me. I got lucky??!!

The interviewer is from Fuji Electronics and is a section manager. It was scary. Actually it was a basic and casual interview but since I never went for one, it was freaky. It was a good experience though. At least I learn something.

Asking the basic question of tell me something about yourself also made me think a lot. What can I tell about myself that is not on my resume? That I like reading books? Or that I'm a big K-pop fan? Not exactly stuff you want to tell your future employer.

Then he ask what I know about Fuji..and guess what, I don't know much. All I know was they are situated in Kulim and is a semiconductor company. Now I know they make disk and wafer. The interviewer drone on and I realised how important it is to know facts about the company and some basics on electronics.

And if you're being interviewed for a Process Engineer position, bear in mind to know some of the process control and quality control tools. Things like 6 Sigma and FMEA...

In conclusion, prepare yourself before you get into an interview. Know the facts about the company and prepare to answer those simple yet complicated questions like tell me about yourself and what do you know about this company and what we do and etc...


Monday, April 16, 2012


The final year project got into another ditch again.

I'm so fed up about it. Really feel like just dumping everything into the rubbish bin and just don't care about it.

I don't really have patience for this kind of things do I?

Everything I think the project is running smoothly, I get into another roadblock.

Even if I always believe in Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam, the doubts are starting to build up.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Book recommendation: The Girl Who Chased The Moon

The book resolves around two people. Emily Benedict and Julia Winterson. If you like reading something magical with a little fantasy then I guess you'll find this book quirky and intriguing. For there's wallpapers which changes according to your mood (I wish it exists. It would have been interesting). People who can see trails of scents of cakes and desserts that bring them to the people they love. Lights that can be seen only at night moving around and giants (only one though).

Here's an overview from Barnes and Noble:

Emily Benedict has came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life after her death. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbour, Julia Winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, not only wishing to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also dreaming of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily’s backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.

The book was dreamy and interesting (the type I like to read :P) and it's not very thick like some books so I finished reading it in around 2-3 hours. It pulled me into the story before I knew it and I find myself wanting to see Mullaby myself. The book I got was with the blue cover and truthfully, I actually bought the book because of the cover. It seems so magical and it's in blue (my favourite colour), I couldn't resist buying it. ^^