Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Alright...finally I received the email.

FW: Jack Neo's Movie Director & Scriptwriter Search‏
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18 March 2009 02: 39AM

Hi Zi Kang,

As spoken, below is the email. See you tomorrow.

Thank you!


Gloria Tio-Dunn
Manager, Creative Development
Neo Studios Pte Ltd

(address) 113 Somerset Road *scape Youth Centre Level 1 Singapore 238165 (tel/fax) +65 67381349

From: Gloria Tio-Dunn [] Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 2:48 PMTo: ''Subject: Jack Neo's Movie Director & Scriptwriter Search Importance: High

Hi Filmmakers and Film Lovers,

As spoken, you have been shortlisted !

The meeting details are –

Date of Meeting : 19/3/2009 (Thursday)

Time of Meeting : 7pm

Venue : FLOW Dance Studio at Level 2
*scape Youth Centre (also known as National Youth Centre)
113 Somerset Road Singapore 238165

The Youth Centre is by Youth Park, diagonally across Cineleisure, next to Singapore Power Building.

Looking forward to meeting you.

Thank you.


Gloria Tio-Dunn
Manager, Creative Development
Neo Studios Pte Ltd

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

First day training at Suntec City Subway.

Ok, I definitely have to blog this down. This is something that I'll never forget and never want to forget in my life. It was the first day of my training at Subway with Zhi Hui together at Suntec City outlet. We reached the outlet in our uniforms but were asked to take a seat for like 20 mins before we begin the training. (20 mins just wasted like that) .

Firstly, it was the introduction of the staff members.. I could only remember the store manager and one of the staff by the name of Brynie (pronounced as Bryan..same pronunciation but different spelling) but anyway, right after that, we were told to really "work" the whole day sia..To me, it's not like a training...Ok, for my case, I'll mentioned later in here..I'll talk about Zhi Hui first, he was asked to be a dishwasher the WHOLE DAY! Man! How can sia?! If it's me, I'll really get exhuasted by it. Wat's more is that, he showed me his bubbled was really too much on the first day..He was thinking of quitting and going back to Friven. Well, he also did cleaning of the dining area and basically everything that is in the kitchen. But guess he got to slack too lah..but complains that he made was that there was this staff that commanded him to do this and that..Zhi Hui was kinda pissed off as on the first day, it is not possible to know so much at one go..

Whereas for me, I was stationed at the front counter. So basically, I had to listen to the customers' orders and make the sandwiches for them. Come on, it's not 1 or's like 30 in like an hour..I had to remember the type of bread there are, the numbers of vegetables that I have to place in the sandwiches, I had to toast them (and sometimes get burnt by the oven - burnt my fingers) and put the different sauces over them. Sounds easy..u try! So there were like so many different orders of how the customers want to customise their sandwiches, we'll just have to follow their orders..

Haha..Just to share with you if you've never been to a subway or know how to order a sandwich from there. All you have to do is, the moment u queue, u're at the Thru-Put counter. A Thru- Put counter means that u're actually queuing in a way that your sandwich is made from the 1st station to the last station. Station 1 --> Station 2 --> Station 3 --> cashier. So at the first counter, you'll definitely see a sticker pasted on the window pane of the station 1 listing you the 5 different types of bread - Wheat, HoneyOat, Italian, Hearty Italian, Presmegato Oregano(if the spelling is correct) but before that, you should have thought of what sandwich you would like to have-for example: Subway Melt, Subway Club etc. and the size of your sandwich - 6 inch or 1 foot.

Station 2 would be the station whereby the sandwich artist will place the meat slices based on what sandwich you want. Then, he will ask if you would like to have cheese on the top and toast with it. Once done, he will transfer the sandwich over to the third counter for your vegetables.

The vegetables comprises of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, pickles, capsicum, olives, spring onions and preserved green chilli. But you can choose which one you dislike. After that, would be the sauces for your toppings. The number of sauces goes like : Honey Mustard, Yellow Mustard, Redwine, Sweet Onions, Mayonise, Southwest, Chilli, Ketchup and so on.. Finally, your sandwich is done and to make payment at the counter.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I was surprised! But before that, I was disturbed.

It was really early in the morning that I was still lying on the top of my double-decker bed - *nua-ing*. I slept very late last night as I was watching some funny videos on Youtube. So getting up early did not cross my mind. It was around 10am that I received a call from Subway Office that I had to be posted to another location instead of Lido. I answered the call in my semi-awake mood regarding on that matter, after that, I went back to bed again.

A few moments later, my handphone rang again. This time it was a phone call from Aalst Chocolate regarding about my resignation. I actually sent a text message to the sales representative in charge of me that I would like to quit from the job yesterday evening. Though I did not state the reason of why I want to quit but just like to share over here that - standing all day long having not much Sales in a departmental store promoting chocolates, is super boring..I really cannot take it. That was why I want to quit, another reason is because I've found a new job at Subway.

Ok, then she called to inform me that I have to tell them 3 days in advance before quitting. Then I was like still semi-awake and she had me to crack my brain juices out in the middle of an early morning while I'm still supposed to be lying on the bed. Why crack my brain juices out lei..? Cause the thing is, I'm always scheduled to work only on Sat and Sun, then she made a statement saying that 3 days in advance before quitting. Today's a Wednesday -that's 1, Thursday -that's 2, Friday -that's 3. Correct what! So should not have caused any problems..But she added that I'm only allowed to inform her that I could only quit 3 days in advance BEFORE resignation and not 3 days in advance AFTER resignation. I was like *diaoz*. I just simply wanna quit that's all..!So do you think that I hack care about resignation before and after?!LOL..Ok, in the end, me having such a nice character decided not to pursue the matter but just gave in to work for another 2 days of this week before I'm officially RESIGNED..LOL!Haha..

That was the 2nd call that woke me up. I climbed back to the top of my double-decker bed still feeling very lethargic and it took me some effort to climb back up. And I laid back to sleep again.

A THIRD CALL CAME IN MINUTES AFTER I GOT ONTO MY BED! I was like so pissed and fraustrated of not being able to sleep the 8 hours that I need..I rushed down from my bed, answered the call, expecting it was some chinese speaking person whom I could probably yell at. BUT!! Guess what?! Although it was a call from an office but the moment when I heard the news, I was so surprised and delighted! It was a call from NEOSTUDIOS! That's Jack Neo's Movie Production Company!!! The lady told me on the phone that I was shortlisted for a short film that I sent in to them in a movie director competition half a year ago! I totally forgotten the hopes of it until I received the call man!! I was informed to report to Youth Centre on the 19th to have a sharing with Director Jack Neo himself! It's awesome man! I couldn't believe it after such a long time..I jumped with joy in front of my mum, shared with her about the news after I put down the phone and also called my best friend Davian to share with him my joy too.

Wow..2 calls of disturbance and a last call of motivation just made me not want to go back to sleep..Haha..Overjoyed about it.. So let me await for the 19th of the surprising things to come..! =D