“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything
requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work,
determination, and dedication. Remember all things are
possible for those who believe.” Gail Devers quotes
The Expedition today is fantastic! hehe! Started off at Pasir Ris to Changi Village, then
back to Pasir Ris Beach! hehe! Total distance: 10.6 Km. AGAINST CURRENT! Arrgghh!
Haha… Had some good food at Changi Village before we head back only to meet
with the storm! hehe! We beached up immediately after hearing the thunder and
seeing the lightnings. Had some fun taking photos! hehe!
After that was the way home… super tired… but happy! hehe! =)
"Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason."
Anyway, talking about rejection, I found this super duper
funny letter to REJECT rejection letters… haha! I have decided
to use this instead of a quote to end today’s blog entry!
The Ultimate Rejection Letter
Herbert A. Millington Chair - Search Committee 412A Clarkson Hall, Whitson University College Hill, MA 34109 Dear Professor Millington, Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me an assistant professor position in your department. This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates, it is impossible for me to accept all refusals. Despite Whitson's outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my needs at this time. Therefore, I will assume the position of assistant professor in your department this August. I look forward to seeing you then. Best of luck in rejecting future applicants. Sincerely, Chris L. Jensen
Today is the DAY!!!! Finally! haha! Man! I really hope everything
went well! I am a little bit concerned about the case though! haha!
But that aside, I think everything else went pretty well for me! Also
saw quite some old friends at the interview! hehe! Guess they are
doing well too! haha! Had some coffee with Jason and Kangwei
after the interview! nice chat! hehe!
"Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
Well the stress is mental… in about another 12 hours, I would be
wide awake and getting ready for that day I have been all waiting
for… the assessment day. It’s the make or break day.
Spent my day preparing everything about the interview, from shoes
to clothes and of course the cases and interview cases that I have
been working on all along…. oh man… I just don’t know what will
happen. But no matter what, I would do my best! 全力以赴！
"Adopting the right attitutde can convert a negative stress into
a positive one." Hans Selye quotes
Nervous about what else? THE INTERVIEW…. Well, in another 2 days, or rather,
in about 36 hours, would be my interview/assessment day. It would make or break
my dream career in my dream company… man oh man… This is the only organisation
that made me so so so so wana be an employee… haha!
Well, to prevent myself from getting too excited, I went for a slow and relaxing jog.
hehe! not bad! I feel pretty refreshed after the jog! Now I shall continue to prepare
for the interview. hehe! Wish me luck… I really hope I can be successful in this one!
"There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way."
To my SURPRISE!!! 他不但不会用那个机器，他还连那些罚款和账单信一
新一个一个输入。这时的我心想：“OH MY GOD!!! 老天啊！你让我在他
"The essence of pleasure is spontaneity." Germaine Greer
Today, it was a lesson on rescue… haha! The most notable one would be the
swimmer to canoe rescue… you have to wait at least half a minute upside down
in the water before anyone can reach you. I was afraid…
Upside down, I came out, not because I am out of breadth, but beacuse I am…
scared.. that was the first time, I gave myself another try! This time I told myself,
"RZ, do it! everything is alright! it’s just underwater upside down!" I did it! and
subsequently many other rescue techniques that requires me to stay underwater.
and sometimes I get impatient waiting… haha afterall, I am waiting upside down
underwater… haha! It’s fun! I am glad I got over it! Oh yeah!
"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live." Dorothy Thompson