Friday, March 8, 2013

All Work No Play February

It's now March already and it seems like the month of February just flew by in the blink of an eye!! The past few weeks have been all work and no play just to make sure that we complete all our work in time. After working on this project for 8 months and working consecutively for the past 21 days with no weekends, it's a wrap on Tuesday evening and we're finally DONE (for now)...pheww!! 

Our peak started right after Chinese New Year and I haven't had time to update about CNY 2013 so here's a quick update. I had my ipad most of the time but somehow I took very very little photos this time. =P

Feb 9 (Sat): Reunion dinner with maternal relatives at Vistana Hotel.

Pictures pictures!! This year we're missing 2 cousins...both in Taiwan.

CNY = Lotsa gatheringssss

Honestly, I have absolutely no complaints about my job. Auditors are known to have no life but I'm fortunate that I'm still able to strike a good balance between work and life because of this job. Besides, working late for 3 weeks out of an entire year really ain't bad at all. This year's work load was slightly more than last year but having a good manager definitely made all the difference. How often do we get to work with managers who say 'thank you' every time we work late or over the weekends? This is something that we rarely see in an Asian working environment. A little appreciation definitely does go a long way. =) Good teammates, good managers, helpful clients, manageable work load...whatelse can I ask for...always reminding myself to count my blessings and never take anything for granted. 

Good food to reward ourselves at our very own 'pantry'/ lunch room in the office. =P I even brought my cool mini-fridge to light up our weekends...haha!!

Finally received our own DVD!!! Thanks ICS for sending this to us all the way from Shanghai to Malaysia!! Too bad the box is damaged but luckily the discs are still fine.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Twincredibles on Alumni Newsletters

How have our lives changed after China Rush? Honestly, nothing have changed at all apart from having an amazing experience that we'll cherish for the rest of our lives. =P Some friends commented that we're now 'celebrities' but the fact is we're not even close to E-grade!! We can still walk on the streets of Shanghai without being recognized at all. I guess that explains why there's still no news about the renewal of season 4. I would love to join the production crew if there's S4 though. =P 

Anyway, I would like to thank World Learning and UAH Office of International Programs for giving me a space to share about our Amazing Race experience. I hope that by sharing our dream-come-true stories, we'll be able to inspire encourage more people to pursue their dreams and give it a chance to happen. No dreamer is ever too small, no dream is ever too big. =)

UGRAD Global Gazette (March 2013 Edition)

Food for thought: It seems like American institutions (alumni) are more interested to know and share about our non-academic experiences/achievements (eg. Charlie's Amazing Race experience was also featured on both Harvard Westlake & Harvard Crimson). On the other hand, local institutions seem to be only interested in academic achievements (eg. ACCA prize winners). =P