It was a beautiful Sunday. Mom & dad went to Hainan Island that morning. So i was left with bro at home for 5 days. What is so beautiful about that Sunday? Mwahahaha..... Its another year older for me. I'm officially 23 that Sunday. 23 ONLY ma. haha..
Anyway, i did not plan anything for this year. Was too tired working n all. So i just thought of going out with Jeremy, since parents not in. And maybe a yum cha session after dinner with friends. So that morning, went dim sum with Jeremy's family somewhere in Bkt Bintang. Headed to The Curve after makan, since i wanted to check out the flea market there.
When it's almost time for dinner, we left The Curve. I dint know where we are heading for dinner yet. Jeremy has been so secretive over the dinner's venue. Kept on telling me we are going to somewhere with nice environment. So i assume i've never been to "that place". Unfortunately, we were stuck in the jam. He said he made reservation at 7pm. Thinking that we couldn't make it on time, he called "that place" telling them we'll be slightly late.
Still dint know where we are heading. Jeremy told me that place is quite near my house, somewhere in KL. On our way there, our dearest Jeremy told me he needed to go to the toilet. "kap si" wo. He persuaded me that we can make it on time but he really needed settle his "big" business first. He insisted that we go back my house first, settle it and rush over to "that place".
No choice but had to say yes lor..Reached home. I asked him to hurry up to the toilet downstairs while i go up to settle my "small" business. Just when i wanted to rush upstairs...
Walao.. scared the hell outta me... How come there's a bunch of human in my house!
Make a wish, make a wish.~~~Gosh... It was actually a surprise birthday party planned by my dear. He gave my house keys to one of his best buddy, Mr Toh. And that was how all my friends got into my house.
Thanks to the planner. :) It was really a good surprise which i did not expect at all!
Cut the cake, cut the cake~~ ^^
The preparation started at about 5-ish. These were the people who made it happen! :) Heart you all!
Justin, Kin Wai, Tricia n blur Toh..
Rachel & Yumeko
Johnny & Meng Jiunn
My oreo cheesecake.
Mimi blowing....... ^^
Han - posing, Soon, Tina & Howard - working hard.
Everybody, say cheeeeesssseeee!!
HAR... caught on act - eaten too much. :p
Gather gather together
Happy + Tired look
Appreciate all the wishes from sms es, facebook, friendster and also the gifts. Thank u all so so much!! C ya all again next year ;)
Some outdated post of works i've done. Did this mock cheque for Levi's "I'm a Musician & I'm a Designer" Contest. Went to the event at RUMMS KL. Hosted by Joey G, and some performance by local celeb, HUJAN (dunno who are they also :P) and Point Blanc. The club
Hot Babes. ^^ (Ivan & Michele)
The winners holding the mock cheque i did! keke..
"Mummy" Michele who always take care of me. ^^
Rachel were there too.
Another hottie colleague - Kellie
I'm so gonna miss doing Levi's account. My fav among all. Bye bye Levi's.
I finally decided to quit my job. Things has been going from bad to worst which i doubt i can stay any longer in this company. I understand that advertising line is not an easy profession. I'm not quiting bcos of the workload given to me. I enjoyed what I've done so far although I learn the hard way. But imagine, after all the hard work i've done, working overnights and going back on weekends, i find it useless. When people don't appreciate what I've done, there's no point of staying there anymore.
I decided to move on.
But i'm grateful that i've learn a lot in this company. Colleagues are good. Well, not all i can say. Politics, back stabbing, betrayals. Name it, i've experienced all these in such a short period. It's just not easy to work in an international agency. Within my 7 months of working there, i've attended more than 10 farewells. Just imagine how bad it is.
Friends and family has been urging me to leave. I nvr thought of leaving still as i don't want to give up so fast. Eventually, i felt that my patience has reach the limitation. So yeah.
This 28th will be my last day. Throughout my journey there, i've met really really nice people. As oppose, i've met really really nasty and dirty people. Thanks to both the nice and nasty people, i learn a lot. I really did.
Permed my hair 2 weeks ago. It was alright after i walked out of the saloon. But disaster the next 2 day. It looks like i've permed my hair ages ago. Straight, frizzy, dry, split ends. urgh. in short, suck la. I tied my hair for one freaking week man..
Pic below was day 2. Still acceptable la.
After one whole disaster hair week, i went back to the saloon. Complained to the stylist upon my unsatisfactory hairdo. Initially i thought maybe bcos i did not do any treatment b4 this, which caused the problem. So my plan is to do treatment n settle it. Then my hairstylist suggested to re-perm my hair with digital perm technique. He said it'll look more natural and wavy. But i have to add another 50 bux for tat la. No free meal in this world. lol. I have to do treatment this time as i cant afford to spoil my hair anymore. I'm doing perming 2 times in one week. Imagine tat.
After abt 2 hrs of hair rolling, washing n treating... i'm done. This time i can really see my curls.
My hair was utterly yucky for another week. It was dry, brittle, hard, and unnatural. Sighs... really sad lah... Cannot take it anymore. Went n get myself some haircare products for my permed hair. One of my colleague told me to do hair spa. Get a hair mask n do the hair spa myself at home. Bought a bottle of curl serum too. gosh... Too much spending mannn...
How do i look now? Much better than the 1st week i reckon.
Some "hiao" session with my bestie. ^^
Oh, n i do think i looked like a poodle after i permed my hair. LOL.
What is going on now?Is it really my problem? This is no good at all.
I was helping one my of AD to rush some of his work last nite. Yea, helping kay. He asked me to create some visuals for him and asked me to show it to him the next morning as he gotta rush to somewhere else. And so i did it b4 goin home.
To my surprise, when i got into the office this morning, he was sitting at my place. I tot he wanted to improvise my design n show it to clients. BUT NOT. He was creating his own version of the visuals. I kept quiet and stood next to him. After finishing all his designs, he asked me to improvise on one of the visuals which i did last nite. So i did it again.
When i came back from lunch this noon, there he was, sitting on my place again. But this time, he was relaunching all my programs. So i suspected my com hanged when he was trying to transfer the files to his com. Part of the things i've done which i din save it, GONE. It wasnt a lot, and i dont mind redoing it. What pisses me off was, that fella is cursing with his well known chinese vulgar words to my poor mac. Saying its dam f**king slow n made my mac hanged.
I was very angry as he made my com hanged that time and worst he told me,
"Evonne, if you know ur com cannot support so many things, dont keep it. All these (pointing towards the improvise visuals i did) can delete."
There and then, he presses the backspace button. Yes, he DELETED MY VISUALS without telling me why. Its like u got killed but yet u dunno the reason. I kept quiet still.
1st, he made my com hanged, n i have to redo my stuff. He never apologize. 2nd, he deleted the works i did without telling me why.
If u were me, wat will u do? I felt so useless. Might as well u do the visuals yourself. Y wanna waste my time?
To add my anger, the stupid AD even asked me to mount his stuff onto the a3 mounting board. In a rude way. Without any please or thank you. Nevermind, i do it for him. I started showing my "beh song" face to him. BLACK to him all the time.
walao eh... how can this people live on earth? Send him to Mars please. sighs.
I didnt want to talk to him the rest of the day. Till abt 6 ish. I was rushing for my own works. He got his feedback for his visuals that he did this morning. Some changes to be made.
I sensed he will ask me to do it. He went to the visualizer 1st, but the visualizer were to busy at that time. Then he came to my place. I've guessed it right la, asked me to help out. He saw me doing my stuff. Asked when's my deadline. I told him next morning, n yet he still insist me to do it. WTF! He asked me to work 2gether with the visualizer so that works can be done faster. In my heart was cursing already. What is this! Are you trying to bully me?!!
Luckily the visualizer helped me. He told me he'll do all 3 of it. Thank god!
Now i clearly know his true colors already. When i couldnt hold my anger anymore, i burst it to a lot of people. I'm surprise to know that, it's not only me who cannot tahan that AD. oh and he's only JUNIOR AD, a 25 year old young guy. Almost all my colleagues cannot take his sucky attitude.
I asked one of my ex colleague abt tat guy.
XXX says: i think, he is very very bad tempered. and indecisive. not a good person to work with. but an ok friend. he sigh and throw tantrum and make a lot of noise when he's working. super teruk attitude.
Thanks babe. (u know who u are) I felt better after talking to you. Looks like i'm not the only one who felt that way.
Hey U! if so happen you get to read my blog, behave of yourself. Respect others b4 u gain any respect from them.
Thanks to those who console and gave me advises. Appreciate it. :) I'll learn to protect myself, my own rights! Dont u ever try to bully me!
Recently i'm working on Honda Account on their invitation cards. After some chaotic moments of amendments, and printing out proofs for the invitation cards, the files are ready to be send out to printer.
By right, before files to be sent out to printer, it has to be proof check by art director, copywriter, the account manager and also the clients to reassure there are no mistakes. Even myself have to triple check the files, making sure it is the right one. If anything goes wrong, normally designers will get the blame as we are the one who did the artwork.
So, after sending out the files last 2 days, my AD got a call from the printer this morning. The printer asked about the dates in the invitation cards. As i'm doing 2 different versions for customers and media side, both RSVP dates are different. I started panicking after my AD asked me about it. Right away check my files again. Yeah, it has 2 different dates. OMG. I'm dead this time. How could this happen to me? I called the printer again to see what can be done.
Me: Hello Ms. XXX, this is Evonne calling from XXX. Just wanna check about the invitation card's date.
Printer: There's nothing can be done already now! Everything has been printed and we are rushing to courier it right now! (in a very angry tone)
Evonne: I'm sorry about this. I'll check with my AD and see what can be done on our side. Thanks, bye.
Hung up...... tut tut tut tut....
I tried explaining to my AD. B4 the files were sent out, the account manager (Mr. L) did came to my place and did the amendments himself. I wasn't sure what he amended in my files also. I did not jump to the conclusion n blame it all to Mr. L before i get the confirmation abt the dates error.
But what's weird is, isn't all this supposed to be checked thoroughly before sending out to the printer?
Luckily Mr. AD sided me. Same goes the rest in the Creative group. According to my other colleagues, Mr. L already well known for his unorganized work, and blaming other people for his own fault. Not sure how true is this but i just really wanna find out which is really the right date.
While all these were happening, the Mr. L wasn't in the office.
Just right after lunch, Mr. L came to my place.
Mr. L: Evonne, can i talk to you?
Me: Yeah, i know its about the card isnt it? Is it about the dates?
Mr. L: The dates are correct. It's different for both cards.
Mr. L: But there's another minor mistake u've done. Can u open the file that i've gave u?
shit.... panic... stress.... sighs...
Mr. L :Look at this, u typed it wrongly. Instead of Mr., u typed in Ms. The file that i gave u, its the right one. I did not change this one. I'm not blaming you here Evonne. I just wanna let u know. Luckily the client did not say anything about this. We've already printed out stickers to paste on it.
I reckon Mr. L is trying to defend himself. It's really strange. How could this be wrong. I just copy and paste from the files he gave me earlier. But again, remember i said about the proof check? I admit i made the mistake, but i've reminded Mr. L to check the spelling million times. Plus i've already printed out so many copies, y no one spotted my mistake? It's unfair if i were the only one to be blamed on right?
No choice but to apologize to Mr. L, as it is still my mistake. I told my AD the whole story about this. He did not blame on me as he also knew what Mr. L is like.
Sigh.BIG lesson learn. I had a bad day @ work today. :(
It feels really good when u meet up with a long lost friend. Well, not really that long lost anyway.
Met up with my favorite girl, Amanda 2 days ago for lunch, together with Johnny. She was my colleague when i was working part time in Melbourne. She flew down from Sydney, to Singapore and took a coach to KL. Tho we known each other for, erm.. maybe couple of months, it feels like forever. She's only 17 this year, but to me she's a very mature thinking girl with cheerful and bubbly personality. That's y i liked her so much. ^^
Glad she managed to meet up with Johnny and I in Mid Valley during our lunch time. To Dome we go... Groupie...
We took heaps of pix as we dont know when are we gonna meet again.
There's Johnny... n i oopss... erm.. wat did i do to him, i barely remember.. :P
My Cajun Chicken. Tastes good.. yummm...
Aiks.. too happy till eyes half closed..
Time flies during happy moments and its time for me to leave.. Gotta get back to off...
Take care babe. Have a safe journey back Sydney. And also don't give up on your dream to Parson Sch of Design. :)
In fact, I do enjoy what i'm working on now in office except for what I've stated in the previous post. The accounts that i'm doing now is pretty interesting. My favorite one would be the Levi's Strauss Account. I'm currently doing their Fall / Winter Brochure for 2008. Went for the photo shooting 3 weeks ago. I was impressed with the whole process. It was tiring but fun as i get to experience to whole shooting progress. The setting up, lighting, props..
The 2 days shooting were held at several locations. One was at KLPAC, Sentul, another at Tasek Simen, Cheras. The 2nd day itself were at the studio itself. The best thing abt the shooting was, i get to see cute guys and hot chick! hahaha...
1st location: KLPAC, Sentul. Very nice greenery place.
Here comes the model. Jenna, from the states.
Brazilian cutie, Alex. ^^
Groupie with Vespa.
The couple, Felipe n Nara. Both from Brazil too. Oh yeah, they are a lovey dovey couple. Kiss n hug each other whenever they can.. ^^ free show for us lah. ~~ haha
To the 2nd location : Tasek Simen. An abandoned factory near Taman Maluri.
Day 2: Studio shooting
Oh, n i made frens with this 18 year old hot chick, Jenna. She's friendly n down to earth. Her features reminds me of Mandy Moore as at a sight glance, she does look like her.
Oh besides shooting, i went for Levi's "Live Unbuttoned" Launching Party last week too. Have to thank my AD who gave me a chance to go for both shooting and the launching party. More exposure, he says. ^^ The launching party were held at The Actors Studio, BSC. Plenty of local celebs were invited to the party too. Hmm... cute guys again! haha..
There's Jien, making some funny faces when he was asked to pose.
Spot Joey G, the ex Channel V presenter, also Will Kuah, Owen Yap, Adam C, presenter from 8tv. Not too sure who are the rest tho. Last year's CLEO's bachelor winner was there too.
I forgot what's the girl's name on my left. She's from Ogilvy. On my right, the ever lovely Yen, the Sr. Account Exec. in my company.
Lady in pink, some top ppl in Levi's. Next to her, Michele, our Account Manager. Thanks to her for inviting me over to the party too. :)