In The Morning Before Work
Woke up at 6:58AM today with a tinge of nostalgia… Beginning to miss home,
my family, my friends and Dore… Feeling a little sad and down. But life goes on.
Had a bun sponsored by Gary, didn’t have much of a breakfast. Don’t feel like
First time I am taking bus 96 from Zhong Shan Park to my workplace. Unfamiliar
with the route. Luckily some helpful bus passengers help me with the directions.
Alighted at a different stop from where i boarded last night and have to find my
way around the area. Luckily I still have the map that Denise sketched. else that’s it!
Arrived office at about 845AM suppose to be here at 9. but I want to attend this daily
meeting at 830 to have a better feel of what is the direction of the Giant (Parkway) and
what are the issues that they are facing and what are they doing to overcome such
issues. Shall be there tomorrow!
Installed office 2007 provided by the company since I am using my own laptop (instead
of getting one from the company) But I get to keep the preloaded software! hehe.
Started on the powerpoint presentation working with Anneke! I am so glad she is here
to help! haha. I am learning quite a bit from here. Managed to grab the department
heads to brief them about the presentation format and information needed from them.
Also assigned to do up a SOP form for some of the communication procedures between
employees belonging to different branches. Not bad for a start! =)
Time to give credit to Joyce for the treat for my Lemon Chicken with Spagetti. Not bad. The Cafe is called
Maui Coffee. Pretty nice place to relax and chill. Too bad its only for lunch. They chatted alot about the
way of live in Shanghai and how shanghai girls think and choose partners. Hmm… not too different from
SG girls actually… haha… Maybe most city girls think the same.
After lunch is like war zone… been doing the graphs for the figures and compiling the ppt slides on the
new office 2007. Still pretty clueless about some functions. Been called into a meeting by Boss for an
audit meeting. I am so glad to be involved. Its a pretty interesting meeting to understand more about
systems, its potential loop holes and thinking of solution to circumvent the potential problems. That
meeting took about an hour or so. Glad to know that the IT audit person in the meeting is actually an
SoCian! hehe! Feels like home! They are part of the internal audit team from Parkway.
After the meeting, I rushed to get the ppt done. ME and Anneke rushed and chased the rest of the senior
management people for the content! Whew not easy! Thanks Anneke! Also had to rush the SOP form for
the procedures between different facilities and the driver. Got praised by Jane for the professional looking
form! But I guess love at first sight can be cured with a second glance. lack alot of content coz its just a first draft.
By this time, its already about 7:50pm and I am still in office. Wanted to check with our COO on the graph and the
figures. But I guess they won’t be out so soon as they are in the midst of a meeting with MR Big Shot from our Co.
Finally out from work, walking towards my 96 busstop…
Met Haojie for dinner. so glad I met him! Able to gain some perspective on business and entrepreneurship
once again! I am also thankful for the treat of snails and Italian food at a restaurant near our house. Thanks dude!
Finally got home, bathed and now bloggin and finishing this entry. I hope this day ends well. Shall talk to dore later and
go to bed… tired, happy but satisfied. I am determined to make a difference! I HUANG RENZHI am determined to succeed!
Have to make my one year worthwhile! This has and will always be at the back of my mine!
Work up at 714am today by Gary! Suppose to wake up at 7 actually!
But I guess I don’t know how to operate on the new phone that I have
gotten! haha. Then we went to 奶茶新语 again for breakfast as usual!
Ordered a 手抓并 with egg and a ham sandwich! Wow! Actually I think
breakfast would be the only thing that I would invest in! Lousy food for the
rest of the day is really ok for me! hehe! Have budgeted! shall not spend
more than 30RMB per day! hehe! I try lah!
Finally reached Tomorrow Square with a bit of perspiration and but a lot
of excitement! Only to find the truth: I went to the wrong place, they have
relocated to their new place after buying out Worldlink. I was like… nevermind!
Finally took a cab and went to 建国西路! Am glad that I found the place!
Not long after, Jonathan (My CEO) took me to sit in a meeting with a Taiwanese
Doctor (Shall not review details in case if its confidential!) really glad to be
involved, even though I am not sure what’s really going on. But I could
roughly make out what is happening after the meeting is near the end.
For lunch, I had a 日式猪趴饭便当 for RMB 12 (10 + 2 for delivery). Not bad!
I am over budget for today! Shall start the budget plan tomorrow! hehe!
Then, my new colleague, Catherine, treated me to Milk ice-cream! With
raisins inside! At about 5pm, JWS bought me for another orientation and
I was assigned the first job by JWS: to compile the power point
slides for the presentation of the different departments here to the Singapore
office! hehe! Even though its not something unusually big or fantastic, its my first
task! Shall do it good, real good! hehe. In addition to that, I am also helping Jane
now with the itinerary for a big shot’s visit tomorrow! OT on the first day! hehe!
the time is already 612pm suppose to knock off at 6pm! And I havent even started
on the assignment! Denise went home already. I am on my own once again!
Going home soon! I am soo glad Denise showed me the light that I can take bus no.
96 back home! takes about 45mins (Includes waiting time). well… better than walking
20 mins to take the train at 淮海路 station on line 1 then transfer to line 2 to my
station in Zhong Shan Park.She said she can direct me there since she is taking the
same direction… whew! Thank god!
Finally got a bowl of 猪舌粉 for dinner. Got home (no one! hehe!) watched the local cross talk 相声and
found it pretty good! hehe! You know, last time when I was secondary 3, I was one of the 2 who did a
cross talk performance for my school. Being eloquent (or at least seemingly so), I was also the emcee for
our school speech day (Every last Saturday of July) and also the MC (Master of Ceremonies) for quite a
number of events. These were the flashbacks that came to my mind… Sorry for being so emotional over
dinner and some cross talk… haha! After dinner I bathed and washed all my clothes including the towel that
I have used for the last few days! hehe.
Finally able to switch on my com once again to finish this entry. Saw Yvonne’s blog, I like this song
"Dying in the Sun" in her blog! I think its really really tranquil….
Wanted to talk to dore, but she is still watching TV now. I guess I will just use the com, call her later
for awhile and go to bed.
Just to share with the readers and myself my 感触：I shall make this one year in shanghai worth its
every while and hone my skills as an urban soldier in the commercial world of healthcare. I have taken
the side I want to be on. Now its gaining ground and increasing the pace. I cannot let myself and those
that believe in me down. I must succeed! (I will lah!). Like what Thomas Edison (A famous inventor to
most, but also a successful businessman to me) :" What people choose to call genius is simply hardwork!".
Today is pretty tiring! But I am sooo glad to be meeting up
HAojie and checking out the places and learning street knowledge
from him! hehe…
Starting off in the morning, both of us had breakfast at 奶茶新语！Actually,
I love having breakfast there! The burgers and the sandwiches! Theres Prata
There too! hehe… can add egg and/or ham! good stuf! haha!
Next up, we checked out 美罗城！ It’s like the SIM LIM square of Singapore! I was actually looking for a cheap handphone for my new line here in Shanghai,
but god! I saw an amazing MP4 player with 4GB and one year warranty at only S$120
How to beat that price? ahaha… I am begining to fall for China Price! I think getting a
China Brand is ok coz if I were to spend more on a "branded" player, I have no
guarantee that I am not getting a fake. On the other hand, if I were to get a China
Brand, the price itself deters people from faking these stuff with much lower profit margin
(Hehe… me and Renzhi’s law of $$ Making)
In between the shopping, my stomachace allowed me to have a glimpse of the toilets in the shopping mall. GOD! Its ehh… not very good. But being tolerant of the condition of the
toilet and intolerant of my stomach, I simply couldn’t careless and did my business there.
2nd visit to the toilet already! (I had one round at home) I feel dehydrated… haha…
Finally, with a lighter body, I shopped with ease and bought this China phone "Amoi", one
of the brands under the famous Guomei, a super big name for electronics in China. Following
that, we (Me, Damon, Michelle, HAojie and Bingxiong) went on to another place (I forgot the name)
to check out a place thats famous for selling cameras! Really tired by time we get back home
Finally came the TIME of the day! Dinner at Choo Pin’s place! He’s working at the consulate and
his place is great! hehe! The food is really fantastic with a seeming endless amount of booze!
I had prawn noodles and nasi lemak (Super full), 2 cans of Heineken, and some vodlka. Of course,
had a lot of junk food along the way. I think I got really full and puke after some time… Maybe
its a combination of being too full and too much booze (guess I need to train to hold my alcohol!)
After dinner, we had some games and lotsa chit chatting!! hehe! His place is just soo cosy!
After that, I went home half drunk with Alex (who is even more drunk than I am and about to puke
any time!) in a Taxi! hehe… Really glad that we were home early (the rest went KTV till 5am!) and had time
to wash up before I sleep. Chat with dore for a while and went to bed. Getting to miss Dore and Family and Friends…