Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Overheard During Commute

One conversation that caught my ear today during my commute to work was:

10 year old nephew: Why does that women carry the baby when she has a pram?
Guy: You know what I think?
10 year old nephew: What?
Guy: I think people don't use baby pram to carry babies. They use it to ram people out of the way.

Something to think about...

Monday, September 27, 2004

Start Work

Yeaaa... I am no longer unemployed :p First day of job today.

Got my own cubicle but no PC... so sat in someone else's while they took the day off and use their PC. Did nothing but surf the employer's intranet and looked through their product demo to become famaliar.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

New House

My family rented a house today. From their description of the house, it sounds good. Will go in an hour to look at it.

Too bad its not near the train station. Now I have to walk more than an hour :(

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Back To The Beginning

Lil’ summary of everything that has occurred till now:

  1. June 10, 2004: Arrive at the land down under.
  2. June 17, 2004: Decide to relocate permanently to the land down under.
  3. June 28, 2004: Apply for transfer to the University of Queensland (UQ).
  4. July 28, 2004: Classes start officially but my application is still pending.
  5. August 10, 2004: Lose hope of getting admitted this semester after second week of classes.
  6. August 11, 2004: Start looking for a job to work until I try to get in the next semester
  7. August 27, 2004: After 71 resumes and 18 interview, got a job offer. Two hours later, UQ phones me to inform my application has been accepted (meanwhile 5 weeks of classes has already passed).
  8. August 30, 2004: Decide to accept the job offer since 5 weeks of classes have already passed. UQ informs me only 2 years from my previous 3.5 years of credits have been transferred #$%^&. Decide on UQ instead of job to get a head start on catching up the lost credit. Can't believe I turned down a job offer from Accenture... the horror... the horror...
  9. September 6, 2004: Take mid-semester exam right after starting classes. :(
  10. September 16, 2004: Accenture calls with another offer: 3-month contract where I can work around my classes. Asked them where should I sign. Start work from September 27, 2004.

Now I am an Analyst at Accenture. How cool is that? Hmm... do I get my own business cards? Not likely since I am only a contractor. Even if I do get them, I am not an Accenturite employee. People wouldn't know the difference but I would. And that would ruin the pleasure of it. Guess I will have to earn my keep.