Showing posts from April, 2006

First Day At Work: Satay Kampong

Today I walked in, met the Lady Boss & was introduced to all the staff working there today (Friday). 4 floor staff & 4 kitchen staff. Floor staff: Lady Boss, me, Walter & Shreen -- All waiting and serving customers. Kitchen Staff: Chin (Boss), Lady Boss's Brother & Lady Boss's Masha --- the Chefs + 1 Kitchen Hand: Fei Cai. The Lady Boss was wonderfully patient and kind to me... jz like the way i wud expect her to be. Her husband and brother were kind of cold but i expected tat from them cz they were the ah beng type... but when u make good frens wif them... they will b your good frens for a long long time... wad a wonderful family i jz joined! GOD IS GOOD!!! hahaha! Today i learnt: - To let go of my pride (I had to wear a sissy apron!) - How to take orders & write on the order pad. - The procedures of work in Satay Kampong. - Setting a table up after a customer has left it. - How to hold a plate properly when serving. - Kiwi's love Malaysian food. (They

Second Job In NZ: Geno Sue... BOSS!!!

Right after calling Satay Kampong, I called Christie over for a movie... Nesa & I wanted to watch "Pride & Prejudice 2005" and i remembered a previous promise. When she was in my room, i got the most unexpected news from her... Today, i met Geno, the boss of Ilott cafe which serves Orb coffee near the murphy bridge... (You can easily locate the cafe by looking out for the white Orb coffee sign on the floor outside the cafe.) His brother owns Uni-Stop. (Outside Maclaurin building facing Kelburn Parade.) I met him at Uni-Stop this afternoon at 6pm. Christie, the messenger, was there as well working the cashier... He took down my schedule and asked me when i cud work. We also had quite a nice chat. Geno seemed like a very friendly and cheerful guy... He had a loud voice but I felt comfortable around him... Good guy... Wad I learnt from our more and lenthy chat: - He was in Indonesia for quite a few years, witnessed the racial riots. - Christie got shot in d t*ts during p

My First Job In NZ: Satay Kampong

I called Satay Kampong on a faithful friday evening... I spoke to the wife of the boss. Her name is Jenny. She asked me to come over in the afternoon if any weekday next week. I did tat today (Wednessday) and she met me wif a smile. She was not a very beautiful but she was a slim and sweet young lady in her late twenties. She asked me when i wud b available for work and gave me a brief briefing on various topics. Then, she told me to come to work the coming Friday & Saturday. And I said no problem! Hahaha... this is wad i found out during my strangly short meeting: - uniform is a black top, prefer an empty black shirt wif no graphics - Paid $8 Per Hour - Paid the following week after work - This restaurant has a wonderful aumbiance... wooden flooring & furniture... gentle lighting... soft music... laksa... ahh... Plus they are looking to hire a MALE kitchen hand... Anyone interested? Plz call d number below... Or just drop in when the restaurant is open... Looking forward to wo

Easter Holidays Postmortem

Remember i set a few goals to meet before the holidays were over? Lemmie copy them from the post and paste here... 1) look for a job! 2) go out, explore Wellington & beyond! 3) get to know my neighbours! 4) blog more! How hav i done? 1) I managed to get contact a restaurant and they were interested in hiring me! yay! But Wait! i didnt jz get one job... i got two! The day i called the restaurant, I got an offer from a happening cafe in uni! The Ilott cafe! Will talk about my job offers more when i actually meet the owners and chat wif them... PRAISE THE LORD!!! hehe... FYI, i'm gona b paid at least $8 per hr. 2) I did explore a bit of Wellington and beyond... Took my time to walk around the city and even had a day trip to Kapiti Coast! Tell you more about it later... 3) I got to know a few of the fellow residents in Unicomm better... the dinning hall was the best setting... wif most of the students away, many ppl where either sitting alone or in small groups, it was my golden op

Lunch @ MHC

Netball was quite good, eh? hehe... Thanks to the netball competition last Sunday, where we met Pn Muss from Malaysian High Commission, we were able to arrange a lunch date wif her. The venue: her humble adobe in the MHC compound The time: 1pm, Today! After waiting in the cold rain for a bus and travelling a vast distrance... We were welcomed by the sight of a wonderful yummy-looking array of food for our famished travel-tired bodies... There were Penang Laksa, Muscle & Sambal, Roasted Fish, Shark Curry, Chicken Rendang, Kuih-Muih and Teh Tarik & Keropok in the end! The 6 of us, Nesa, Hadi, Najib, Azhar, Lennie & I, arrived at 2pm. Waiting for us was Pn Muss, Farah, Moon & another sweet Malay girl... why sweet? they masak 4 us mah! They were JPA 2nd year students. We started eating at 2.30pm, finished eating at 3pm. Then, chatted from 3pm till 6pm! But i cudn't tahan... too syok already makan so much! so i slept from 5pm - 5.30pm... hehe... We left wif our tummies f

The Good Boy I Am

As many of you should know i am a Christian... As for those of you who dont know... Now you know! =) Just like the good Christian boy i am, i wana grow in my knowledge & understanding of Jesus Christ as well as in my relationship with Him & my father God. But there is only one way to grow... By spending time wif God ! How do you spend time wif God? - Read God's word (the bible) - Converse with God (pray) - Gather with fellow Christians in His name (fellowship of the Christ) I can do the former two by myself in the privacy of my super amazing room here in NZ. But wadabout the latter? The best way to do it is to go to church! So wad church do i attend in Wellington? City Church ! Why City Church and not any other church in Wellington? Well, first of all this church has hit my weakspot... they really know how to attract a young Malaysian Chinese guy like me... The bribed me... with FOOD !!! Yes, pastors all around the world reading my blog... The s

Easter Holidays

It's the easter holidays!! ( From 8 April - 23 April ) And, oh, what a dreadfully long awaited break this is!! But somehow it doesn't seem like a holiday... It's been abour 6 days already and I'm still doing the same things I do during non-holidays... Watching movies, going online, going for 3 meals a day, not enuf sleep... It's time for a change... Time for me to: 1) look for a job! 2) go out, explore Wellington & beyond! 3) get to know my neighbours! 4) blog more! Keep checking my blog to see if I manage to achieve all that! cheers! GBU!!!

CH*I -- So Foul It's Sensored In A Free Country Like New Zealand!

After finishing an assignment (ALIN201) yesterday, i decided to put something up that's new... hehe... and my first funny one! The VUW Cohort 1&2 had a little get together and makan-makan with our lecturers last Saturday, 25 March, at Everton Hall. The event was a huge success... delicious food... sociable lecturers & a wonderful get together for the Cohort 1&2... but the highlight of the event was our discovery of a new and unique beverage!!! ^^^^ Look at that! No... it's not CH'I... IT'S CH*I !!!! (The apostrophie acts as a sensor for an unbearable word!) This was what happened when i tried the drink... (this should give you a clue of what the sensored word is if you have not already guessed it...) BEFORE: Normal handsome me... During: I risked my life to be a human guinea pig! Notice my eyes getting narrower... After! Owh! My eyes! So SMALL! My voice! So DEEP & SEXY! Ahhhh! (glottal sound...) Well... the drink didn't taste so good neither... it