Starting work on 2nd of August.
Starting work on 2nd of August.
Yea I guess it kills. Both literally and figuratively. Boy, isn’t it ages since I last updated my blog? I haven’t even found the initiative to blog about my Vietnam trip yet. Bahhh lol.
Anyway, for what it is worth, it has been an awesome 19 days trip in Vietnam. Been through highs and lows, learned a lot, seen quite a few new things, experienced something fun too. *cough* Also, I was pissed scared to drink the Dutch Lady I bought from Vietnam, the ‘fristi’ drink with two superheroes in cyborg uniforms in front as 1. Not only it’s written in Vietnamese 2. There’s ‘Calcium & TAURINE’ inside.
YES, GOD DAMN TAURINE. That’s why I bought it to try. It tasted a bit weird, but still ok.
Time to sum up my 19 days trip: (Take this with the pinch of salt)
So yeah, that pretty much sums up my 19 days journey.
On to my job interview.
I went to PricewaterhouseCoopers for an interview yesterday (Monday morning) in One Sentral, beside KL Sentral. When I reach there, I was totally amazed by the security the building imposes. You need an access card to activate the elevator. Not only that, the panels are cool, they’re located in the middle of the building (for the lower ground).
… and so I went to the 10th floor. Went and change to formal shirt and tie, I came out from the toilet abruptly. I was trailing a fine man speaking fluent English, when he turned back for a while, I saw him in awe. He is the executive officer of PwC. Dato Johan. GG.
So I met Jennifer after that, and proceed to my first interview, with the HR.
Logic questions, Maths (I DIDN’T FINISH IT GOD DAMN BUSINESS MATHS), and essay writing (Should information security be classified as a cost to business? My answer is no).
About 1.5 hours for all. Then I waited 30mins in the room, was bored, and 2nd interview followed suit. I was interviewed by a senior manager that watched WC at night so he was sleepy when he’s talking to me (well I was as well, I mean on the sleepy part), and a lady that is CS graduate and came from Citibank and ex KPMG staff interviewing me. It was fun, and interesting as well as the lady offered to get my a drink a refill as I was coughing badly due to the airconditioning. The vent is directly above me. Yeah. But the most interesting and eye-opening part is their professionalism (sort of), first thing they did, hand me their name cards after I shook their hand. YES. I never expected that as most of the people say, oh, get their name cards at the end of the interview so that you can make use of it in future, etc etc. That shows how PwC’s standards are. Damn professional.
Either way, long story short, I did the best that I could, and I end my interview session without being able to meet the partner of the division (Note: Partner = Senior Executive Director). Yeah. I was shocked when I know what ‘Partner’ really meant. Lol.
On the way down the lift, Jen told me that the interviewers liked my essay. It was the best they had received, and really impressed as my essay managed to show that I know the current happenings and I do now something about the job that I applied for. Honestly speaking, I feel that my essay isn’t up to the standards, mostly I think due to the mistakes I did (grammar perhaps), and it was done in haste. I could’ve done better, seriously (I forgot Bruce Schneier’s name!).
So… I do hope that I can join the company. It’s my dream job! Part of it.
I need to believe that it will happen. Lol.
Alright, I shall sleep.
The feeling of uncertainty, it either makes you wanna move forward more to explore, or left there helpless.