"Jacqueline Koh
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 || 6:15 AM

Jam packed in my playlist is a whole string of Michael Buble & The Kings Chamber Orchestra goodness (which I have Weilin to thank for) This particular marathon of classic melodies beckons appreciation and inner relaxation, tying them up in a neat little bow.

My dad is trying to prep me with as much exposure i need; he wants me to experience and see the bigger things out there in the business world. So.... he does that by giving me all his invitations to events... I was supposed to attend a particular land investment cocktail party (which i backed out last min) because of the intimidation i felt. I was only excited about the incentives i would be able to receive (vouchers yay!!! & hi tea double yay!!!!). Ended up forgoing those and stayed home watching big bang theory (I LOVE SHELDON!!!) because honestly... they aren't going to entertain teenagers, even when my dad rsvp-ed with 'My daughter is representing me to attend. I can't make it.' But honestly speaking, my inner curiosity is biting into me. I am wondering how they are going to market the land, how they are going to push guests to invest, how they communicate, their front line professionalism and what factors(if any) would potentially rope me in the trap as well (since i have a certain immunity to marketing & personal selling)

I have another chance since the people called my dad after noting none of us turned up.........

Also, i attended the course which I am supposed to, before working for my mum. It turned out that the course i am registered for are for key appointment holders, which also means that my 'classmates' are all directors, CEOS, COOS, CFOS, partners & sole props. It was a rule passed on from ministry of manpower that everybody had to take a refreshment course, because of some changes in the laws. If not, their postings would be taken out. And yes, the same question which the lecturer (who is also a lawyer; we were studying the laws/regulations of the particular venture's market) and my 'classmates' are : How old are you?
And i know the answer i give them are going to further confuse them of WHY a little girl is taking on a top management course.

But i gave them the answer anyways, 'I'm 20.'
And receive replies like 'Ooooh, sweet! You are my daughter's age!'

The only thing i was mentally praising myself was that i didn't rushed out of the house in fbts and tee shirts. I was pretty decently dressed. Thank god i didn't provide them with any other reason to be different.

Ho....hum.....

The lecturer is a very funny man! He kept emphasizing that nobody should ask him silly questions as why this law works like this, and that the session shouldn't be a platform for anybody to discuss any grievances or to try to outsmart him. He went on, and made a conscious effort to constantly inject examples... He will always conclude with a resounding 'Because this is why the law is. Nothing you say can change it', and 'You don't have to understand why the law is like this. Just memorize it.'

There was break time, and i was one of the earliest to return (in fact, 60 mins early) because I don't have a car, nor driving license to zap around and have good food. But they have handmade noodles which is very homely there!!! Yay for that!

So when... the lecturer saw that i was alone, he came up to me and asked me the golden question (refer to top). During the class i was kinda agonizing over why he did what he did (refer to top) and after answering '20', i asked 'Did you present yourself to be so unapproachable because you were trying to suppress the student's egos?'

And there there, 21/2/2012, marks the first day when i received a compliment from a lawyer saying i'm smart. MUAHAHAHA. Yay!!!!!!
*inserts big wideeeeee grin* So my hypothesis was right. Yippie!

I went on to make friends with two ladies there, and one of them said
'In the near future, you will realize that you would be vying between making more money, and having a clear conscience. Just make sure that in the midst of getting richer, stay humble, and do not be overwhelmed with greed. Many decisions made will affect people's lives, and their family lives.'

xxx

Lookeeeeey!!! I made cards for every single RMT teacher. I am a pretty good card maker right? HEHEHEHEHEHE. I kinda like choosing out paper now, too ^_^
Simple joys of life. When i was at popular trying to decide between black or red glitter foam, i noticed this primary school boy who was figuring very hard which colors to buy as well. Me, being me, i striked a conversation with him. How many times would i be able to see a little boy picking out glitter foams?

'Hey there! Are you making cards?'
'Hey...Nope, i'm doing some stuff for school.'
(And he very shyly, asked me back . 'You?' Nice!! At least he's making a conscious effort to be kind to a stranger, even though i know he probably can't be bothered.'
'Oh yes i am! So are you doing a project?'
And it turns out that he is doing up his class's noticeboard. Not bad, he must be in the noticeboard committee, or maybe he's the class chairman or something.

And then i went on to meet white, and pretty... uh,.... made a mess in SKCC (which i tried to clear up as much as possible), but somehow glitter traces are pretty obstinate...
But who knows, a little girl might find some joy in the sparkly pieces bouncing off sunlight, or maybe a delusional being might figure a unicorn peed there, or something.

'those of you in love, keep it kind. keep it good, keep it right'




I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shakin' hands, sayin' "How do you do?"
They're really saying "I love you"

I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world