Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Driving on; Sleepless

Something about the last post turned out to be prophetic.
Not that I had intended it to be though.

Well, I had to deliver what I promised before going off for the weekend a day early.
Managed to get a little shut-eye before taking over the wheel from dad too.
Thank God for the smooth traffic and fair weather to-&-fro.


Yesterday, dept. boss mentioned hearing about it; saying that he was sorry I had to work that way just to get my next day off. He said he didn't want me to end up feeling miserable about it all. Today, a colleague asked me,"You worked a 24hr shift last week?" "Saw(from computer-based security records) you tap out-and-in at 12+" "Must be go toilet right?"


More than anything, I feel a tinge of upset that comes from my folks who claim that I'm being too naive in thinking that I'm making a career where I am now. And there's the issue of "completing my education" also; which relatives in M'sia "counselled" me about.

A general/traditional "pursue-paper-qualification-first" mindset versus industry-determined "practical-field-experience-rules" status-quo. Address both by arranging part-time study & work? Would I have enough time & energy I wonder. Otherwise, either one has to be forgone for the next season. Still searching I am.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

One Night at Mr.MacCOOS'

After 2 months at COOS' office Communications department, I'm glad that I've been able to contribute to the Church from what limited skillset I currently possess. This is largely due to the effect of a nurturing environment - where an encouraging boss and supportive colleagues have accepted my lack of experience with much patience & understanding. Thanks to them, I'm still chugging-along positively despite having "hit the ground running" since Day1. I've also learnt much from facing actual production-issues(timeline, process-colour-printing, proofing, finishing) whilst trying to get up-to-speed in my design-to-print process.

Here's a little peek into my assigned workspace:

Doraemon prays,"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you" - Matt 7:7