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Running 'Amok'...

Monday, June 23, 2003


I DID IT!! I finally finished it, and got it started. Wooooohoooooooooooooooooo..... I am reborn!

Wednesday, June 18, 2003


I had a talk with Mr. Aziz today. He is one of the instructor in SHRDC and thought us 5S. Damned nice fella. Anyway, he used to work in Motorola, 20 years!!, and fortunately enough, the same department that I am offered intership in.
But he didnt know much about Western Digital, thus comparison was quite imposibble. But he gave valuable insight about life in Motorola, and his advice kinda lead to telling me to go ahead and give Motorola a try.

Even before I talked to him, Motorola had the slight advantage. I guess the decision is 80% made :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2003


Long ago, I placed this poem on my blog. But somehow, it has more significant now.

"The road not taken"
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Monday, June 16, 2003


Choices

Choices. It all breaks down to simple decision making. In my case, a choice, not even for actual employment, but rather an attachment that could lead to it.
Ms. Khoo from Western Digital Human Resource called me today. She wanted me to know that there is a job vacancy in the Equipment Engineering department, and if I choose to join my attachment in WD, I would be considered for the job after about 1 - 2 months doing my internship there.
She went on saying that if I discover that I do not prefer Equipment Eng, and rather be in Process Eng, she could asure me that potential employment exist in that department as well, but not as soon as 1 -2 months time.

Problem is, that was the same offer I got from Motorola. Which I have on top of my priority list. I was suppose to give my choice by the end of this week.

So, how do I choose? Since this is the path for potential employment, the outcome of my choice would reflect where I end up in 6 months time, and most problably, what I make out of my life in the future.
I did the next natural thing. I consulted a dear friend, called another, for advice.

I guess after this, it goes down to the credibility of these 2 MN companies, and the department that I would eventually find myself in.
At this, I would really appreciate any soft of feedback that anyone could give me :)

ps..Unrelated matter , just a matter of time now.

Friday, June 13, 2003


Interviews went well. Out of 3, I managed to bag 2 places for attachment purpose. Motorola and Western Digital. The tough part now would be to correctly choose the right company. Tough because this decision might just reflect where I might end up in the next 6 months. None of these companies are willing to confirm 100% potential employment, but I managed to get out some leverage from Motorola.
Apparently, someone is leaving their company soon, and my expertise is very much needed to replace him position in the near future. Expertise you ask? My knowledge in wire bonding that I have obtained in my MMU industrial training. Never knew it would come in this handy.
Anyway, so far, Motorola sits on top of the priority list.
Besides that...

looking for themes...postnuke..wooohoooo

Thursday, June 12, 2003


The interviews for industrial attachment starts tomorrow. I kinda wish that these were interview for permanent employment, instead of another few months of "job training" as they call it.
But anyway, I got short listed by 4 companies to be interviewed. Motorola, Western DIgital, Texam Instrument and ChicPac. Kinda putting a lot of hope onto western digital. That will be ultra cool.
Intel and Nippon Electronics are still in the "not sure" list.
Wish me luck tomorrow :)

ps..wooohoo, finally, postnuke installation is DONE. Just a matter of time now. Thanks a bunch to Guju and Tubs.

Tuesday, June 10, 2003


Today, I realised that the truth was, I am much more upset about what I have learned about Joe, that I actually show. Maybe because we have gone through so much together, Im having a hard time trying to picture him the way he was described right now.
And I cant talk about it to anyone here. Despite the fact that I have many good friends here, no one really knows our friendship. No one really knows what kind of person Joe really was. Except my mom.
And I talked to her. She was there since the first day both of us became friends. And as I complained to her, as I told her, she could only widen her eyes in disbelief.
But I guess, the irony is, to say that me and Joe are best of friends now, would be a large deviation from truth. Along the way, things changed. People changed. He changed. And I guess, it happens. Changes.