Posts Tagged ‘First’

White Chinese New Year

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

I am gonna have a white and cold chinese new year…
it just feels…….. nothing. 😀

Ya, i felt no chinese new year what sort of excitement…

So i try to create some….
i had my friend couriered me some chinese new year cookies, and i shared it with my colleagues…
i signed up myself to the chinese new year party in Zurich, organised by Malaysian Swiss Association…
i planned to dress in my chinese silk shirt on Monday to work….

Perhaps this chinese new year might be uneventful…
but i am sure this will go down the Zbjernak’s Records Book, as the first time I spent my chinese new year without my family and usual friends……

Oh…. to further decrease my Chinese New Year mood… i will be on duty as call-centre for the whole next week… Yippie!!!

Well, WISHING YOU A PROSPEROUS AND HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR

First Salary!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Yeh… got my first salary in Switzerland….

ONE THING… i really need to take a good look on money spent in food and unnecessary stuffs

apparently after everything..all my commitments back in malaysia, all the transport, rent, insurances, social security, taxes, utilities, i left only 8% of my salary a month for food, toiletries, and other stuff… damn

First Day of Work

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

suddenly, i felt I was like a school kid again…

you know… the eagerness to go to school for the first time…where you are excited about just everything and you are also anxious… on meeting new friends, new enviroment, new buildings and etc.

First day of the month, and there were more than 15 other “newbies” other than me….
everyone sat and waited at the lobby for the HR induction….. and there were 2 sessions, one for english and the other for deutsch.

Together with new colleagues from South Africa (Communication Manager for EMEA and Latin America), Pakistan (programmer), Italy(Technical Product Manager for PCR, GSS) and myself(Product Engineer, GSS), we were briefed on everything from the company badge, to the staff restaurant, from the pension fund to the IT do’s and dont’s… and there were quite some paperworks for us to figure out.

The staff restaurant is awesome, and nice, and cosy, and amazing…
it offered among the cheapest lunch in the whole town… though the quality of it is debatable.
Everyday, they will have 3 main menus to choose from including a compulsory vegetarian menu. Today they have rice+mushroom, stirfried pork+rice, and beef+potatoes. With the menu, you get either a drink/soup and a bowl of salad(leftover vege). Then of course if you are choosy, you get to choose other items too, like pasta, and some salad buffets.

And then I got myself a new sitting place just beside the windows (some of you might saw the pic i sent)… a brand new HP laptop, a nokia E50 HP, a very very interesting working desk, where it could be raised up high….high..high.. high, in case you dont want to sit and you prefer to stand… which is a good idea, and i think could do well if i were to distribute it in Malaysia.

Today was quite an easy day…. loitering around, with nothing much to do…well is just that i hv to attend tonnes of training before i could starting making any contribution, and i did fell a little “useless” now for not being able to contribute anything. And i m worried too… i am afraid if i cant do well or if i cant follow the pace….. you know, me being me… always on the negative side…and trying to be too creative with my thoughts!

It rains the whole day today….. from morning till night…. what a good day to start work ya?

Nevertheless, i am looking forward for the coming 1st week, 1st month, 1st outing, 1st training, 1st salary, 1st holiday, 1st troubleshooting, 1st year, 1st bonus and etc.

There will be lots and lots of 1st for me this round… and i will be more than happy to share it with you… meanwhile… stay tuned… and have fun!

Cheers!

First step

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Before taking the giant step…
there are thousands of little, tiny, dwarf steps that i need to make…..

1) Make appointment with logistics company
2) Prepare and group items intended to ship over
3)Buy new clothes
4) Exchange travelers cheque
5) Exchange Swiss Franc
6) Purchase flight ticket
7) Make arrangement for temporary housing in Switzerland and also send in requirements to agent for permanent housing
8 ) Clear LHDN malaysia tax for year 2008
9) Pay Credit Card due
10) Buy New Laptop
11) Take passport picture
12) Top up medicine and supplements
13) Top up toiletries and instant food for hand luggage
14) Pack my bags

p/s: and i now owned a citibank savings account…just hope that citibank doesnt close down… hehe