Friday, December 25, 2009

Internship Experience Overview

It is really very different with the normal study life. Now, I'm working! (as intern) Totally forget bout all those quizzes, tests, assignments and discussions. (And I hope I don't need to 'remember' them anymore)

In UTP, the time I wake up for everyday differs, usually 1 hour before the first class which varies everyday. But now, it's constant: either 7.30 am if i want to go early, or 7.50 am if I want to go a little bit later. Instead of walking straight to class at Block 1 or Block 2, now I have to squeeze in that tiny slow and crowded LRT to get to my workplace, not to mention the around 15 mins walk from my house to lrt station and from lrt station to my workplace.

And yes, I'm now working at KL, or I should say PJ. For some others who are still a little bit confused, I'm now working at Telekom Tower area which is in Kerinchi, Bangsar rather than KLCC. Working at KL definitely has more 'life' than Ipoh. However, the cost of living drastically increases. Generally, the food is at least 50% more expensive than the food in ipoh. Fine, with proper budget, this problem can be solved. The more serious problem is that 'shopping temptation'. With so many malls around, it's hard to save money and keep budget, seriously hard. But for me, I spent mostly on food, by trying different food restaurant franchise that I could not get in Ipoh, eg: subway, burger king, manhattan fish market, etc. But i admit, I will soon fall into the deadly trap of shopping spree. My friend told me, it's end of the year when all mega malls usually have big sales around christmas and new year period. Best chance to get myself new CNY shirts. :P

Many ppl asked me "how is ur intern?". Honestly, I dunno how to describe. "ok lor..", "fine".. is usually how i replied them. Seriously, it's just become like part of the life, normal.. But i decided not to disappoint my fellow blog readers.. I will try my best to describe rather than the "ok lor" and "fine" answer. Hmm.. this is how it goes:

My basic work time is from 8.30 til 5.30. But I never managed to leave office by 5.30 due to the unusual culture in Accenture (my company)  working environment. Everyone leaves office late and it seems like they have tons of endless tasks waiting to be completed. If i could leave the office at 6.30pm, that is considered 'early'. For busy days, like Mondays, I have to work until 9 or 10pm, more than 12 hours. Monday and Friday are my most busy period of the week due to the nature of my jobscope. What's my jobscope? Do workplan, update dependencies status... Cant understand? Ok fine... it's basically microsoft excel, power point and project. lol 

One big difference between internship (or working) and studying is for internship (or working), weekends I'm SUPER DUPER VERY FREE. So please do tell me if you want to 'date' me out. lol. Weekdays are usually busy, since I always came home late. After shower and dinner, I will choose one 'entertainment of the day' which is either play pc game or watch movie for 2 hours or less. Then it will be my time to sleep and the routine continues. 

Hmm.. dunno what else to say here. I know this post is plain text post... Lol. Only for those who are interested to know.. Blog never forces ppl to read. :P But if you read till this part, i guess you'd already finished reading the previous parts.. lol. I would like to upload pictures but i do not have one. I am planning to buy a cheap budgeted camera.. Then my blog will be more 'colourful' provided if i could actually upload the pictures (since i dun hav internet connection there). Hmm.. by the way, do you guys have any questions? 

Note: I wrote this post at the end of my 4th week of internship period.. 28 more weeks to go.. let's see if I have any change of opinions in the future

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Just got home. I think it would be fine for me to post this while waiting for my hair to dry. 

Ipoh doesnt change much. (It's just 2 weeks by the way, lol) Didn't manage to talk to mom as she was sleeping. Nothing to say with my dad like usual. and online till late late like always. 

Let's talk about KTM (dunno wat's that? i mean the train) 

I was taking KTM back home today. Few conclusions can be made:

  1. There is actually no difference between 2nd class and 3rd class, to me
  2. The train will never arrive ipoh from kl sentral (or another way round) in 3 hours
  3. Taking night train was cold~

first point: It is advisable just to buy third class ticket as it has a significantly lower price than the second class ticket. I dun really feel the difference, maybe the appearance looks uglier and maybe more dirty than second class, but those are none of my concerns. Saving RM10 for economy class (third class) is the best consumer decision, i think. 

second point: After experienced for few times, it's rarely occur to me that the train will be late for departure. But it is always late for arrival. Next time set my alarm to ring after 3 hours instead of 2.5 hours, so that i could sleep longer.

third point: bring jacket or sweater for ur body. Ur body would want it. Esp the time when you are seriously hungry. lol

A short post for today, shall update on my internship training experience next time. Hair is going to be dry anyway, gotta get ready to sleep. good night!