had to turn down the offer from malaysia..it just didn’t compute! :P 5 months ago
i had to turn down another offer. it was for a 2-year contract (renewable) position @ SGD 5300 per month. i figured it was a bit too low considering Singapore’s cost of living and all.
i have a pending job offer for a software engineering position in Penang. in absolute terms, the offer is lower than the SG offer. however, cost of living in Penang is also much lower and i figured life in Penang is probably less stressful.
then again, i’m already getting about the same in my current job in my home country. here, i don’t have to rent an apartment (my parents own the house where i live) whereas in Penang, i would have to rent an apartment. but the idea of taking on something new is just very attractive to me and i thinking i’m due for another adventure.
so i guess i’m going to have to do a lot of discernment over the weekend.
(and oh, if ever i take the Penang job, i’ll consider this goal done..i suppose the goal is not really about working in Singapore per se but working in a SE Asian country other than my home country.. and perhaps i’ll replace it with “visit Singapore and stay for at least two weeks”) 5 months ago
so i finally did it..despite knowing it’s a bit premature. i’m not getting any younger so i figure if i’m ever going to be comfortable driving now is the time to start ;) 5 months ago
well, i can’t believe i got this done but somehow i did. so..to infinity and beyond! ;p
(actually, what i really mean to say is: now that i’ve got this done, i can finally focus on my other goals..but to infinity and beyond..is just orders of magnitude cooler. hehehe.) 6 months ago
it’s less than 2 months til Oct. and i’m not even halfway with my major project but i think i’m getting my second wind..i got to get this done this sem or it’s over. this is my moment of truth..my now or never!
(i really need to get this done so i can add another goal in my list..coz i always keep it at 13 ;)) 8 months ago
i initially intended to get a swift. it’s a nice car and i like it’s style. but lately, i’ve been thinking of getting an avanza instead. it does not have the unique character of a swift but it’s more practical, apparently reliable and seats more. so it boils down to form vs utility i guess. 10 months ago
so i’m here on my 2nd week and this goal is done. i’ll flight back on the 7th. 10 months ago
i’m going to be in the U.S. for 4 weeks for a work-related engagement. though, i doubt if i’d be able to really immerse myself in “life as it is” there in such a short time, i’m pretty sure i’d get a good feel and that’s enough (well at least for now and if it turns out to be it then i’m ok with that and that’s because of i realize the obvious: time is limited, i am limited.) so when i get back, i’ll consider this goal done.
on a side note, the reason why i have multiple “Work in …” goals is not really for the work but for the experience of living “life as it is” in other countries, other cultures because for me, basically, working is fundamentally linked to living. we derive much of our sense of purpose, sense of meaning and thus sense of self, from our work. so, therefore, for me, to work in different places in the world is the only way to truly see the world. 11 months ago
The original goal reads: Be a chess master and a poker shark. That’s because I originally wanted to be a National Master (a rank below GM and IM) and to play poker professionally. But I realize that all I really want is to be a good chess and poker player (and being a National Master and a winning professional poker player simply makes it “official” or “concrete”). Having said that, I think I already am, according to my own “measure” or judgement, which, ultimately, is the only thing that matters (at least for this goal ;p). 11 months ago
i have one on my back and one on the back of my neck..i intend to get one on my chest real soon..and another on my left arm later. that would probably be the last. 12 months ago
..first, by a “professional”, then a couple more times by myself. it has since healed but i like that i did it =) 12 months ago
for me, a tattoo shouldn’t just be a body art but a symbol of an ideal, an ideal that i aspire to. thus, it is a constant reminder to keep the struggle, to go on and keep on going on. it is a badge of honor, a statement of meaning. 12 months ago
the kind that you have to work for everyday, the kind that at times makes you wonder if it is all worth it, the kind that at dark nights makes you doubt..yet, at the end of the day, still convinces you that it is the only way to live!
God, look not on my failures but on the sincerity of my attempts. 13 months ago
the girl from sweden i mentioned in the previous entry isn’t the girl i’m with in what i referred to as a dysfunctional relationship in another entry under another goal. the latter started after the former was over, so no i didn’t cheat. :P
..and the latter is all but over too..but i do sincerely wish them all the best. i hope they find love and happiness..as for me, it hurts like hell but that is life.. 13 months ago