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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Whassup Doc?

If it seems that I have not been updating my blog recently, that's because over the last two weeks, many things have happened.

For one, I've quit my job.

This decision, though it seemed sudden, was quite unexpected actually. I do love what I am doing now, but I cannot help being seduced to the greener pastures that have been beckoning to me from the other side. The rewards are simply too tempting. Not only could it potentially be a wonderful resolution to my existing financial difficulties, it also allows me to put aside some savings for the future.

Though I do enjoy business development work and creating strategic alliances such as the recent deal between MTV and STB, marketing is in fact my real passion. This new job is exactly that and more.

I am tasked with the marketing, branding and communications for one of Singapore's top executive recruitment firms. I must admit that it is indeed a privilege to be headhunted, and an even greater one to be working for this organization. The headquarters for Asia Pacific is based in Sydney, Australia and I will be looking after the Hong Kong and Singapore markets from here. In fact, I've just been told that I'll be going to Sydney for a short training stint some time in June!

My new job starts on June 1 and I will definitely be back with more updates on that!

Secondly, I haven taken on some freelance writing projects. A start-up company intends to publish a set of Guided Composition assessment books for Primary 3 and 4 students and I have been offered the project! The token remuneration is nothing much to rave about, but I do appreciate the opportunity to publish my very first books!

Though I would very much prefer a sensational bestseller novel to be my virgin masterpiece, but I guess this would do for now. :)

Last but not least, I have unwittingly turned into a hopeless addict to the virtual game of World of Warcraft. It has consumed my days, nights, weekends and all my living seconds. I am now a Level 27 Human Priest with 33 more gruelling levels to go before reaching Nirvana.


Yes, life has been wonderful indeed.

For that, I thank you Lord. Your blessings have been more than abundant.


22 comments:

Pip said...

WHOA!!! U LUcky capable lass!!!! CONGRATS!!!! Thats so cool, i kinda like what you r doing, u deserve it!

Cavalock said...

very surprised that u quit esp all the stuff that u have written bout yr job. well, i'm sure u know wat's best for u. take care!

Welcome to WOW, where as my friend would say 'where sleeping n eating r over-rated' ie once u started, u can forget bout sleeping n eating.

talk to u later...take it easy!

mel

Booker said...

Wow. You quitting your job is actually tempting me quit my job and work for a comic book store instead. But then, I'm going in SAF soon. =|

Oh....decisions....decisions.

Sumgai said...

Good to see that you're doing good.

Bored Dad said...

Amen! The Lord is able to do far exceedingly above what we ask or think! His blessings are abundant for those who trust in Him!

Glad to know you are doing well and addicted to one of the greatest game now... I'm stucked with Civ4 though. Hehe...

serendipity said...

wow seems like EVERYONE is jobhopping (or thinking of jobhopping) nowadays. I am shocked too by that sudden news because I thought you have been having a spendid time of ur life in your current job. I hope you will find happiness in your new job. May Lord bless you in whatever you are doing in future!!!

hoollaa for Sydney!!! Overseas opportunities are really cool and it's definitely a better way of fattening ur bank account. =)

congrats!!!

busybee said...

Congratulation!

Surprised, yet not so surprised. Surprised that u changed job at your peak, but not so surprised that u got hunted at your peak... for that's what we headhunters always do to talents. :)

All the best for your future endeavour. May God's blessing be with you.

Anonymous said...

heh ... elvina, seems like many in our age group are experiencing this. good luck to us! ~ angel

Richard said...

Good for you!

Maybe I shall be inspired by your example - although I want to hop into something more independent rather than a new job (kicking the addiction of a great job with lots of benefits is hard :-(

Please keep us posted so we may all continue to be inspired by you.

May you have a happy and holy Easter!

Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

My dearest friends! It's so wonderful to hear from all of you again.

Yes - sometimes life's decisions can be extremely tough and uncertain, but my philosophy is this: Once you made up your mind - there's no turning back.

Living life with regrets is the last thing I will ever do. Seek first the Kingdom of God and in all ways acknowledge Him, and all things shall be given unto you.

I am a girl who have been blessed both in good times and bad, and for me, that will always be enough.

Thank you all for your well wishes and support. Reading all your enthusiastic comments had me smiling from cheek to cheek. :)

Prince Romp said...

I believe there is kinda virus in the blogger community on changing jobs cos I'm one of 'em...

I myself will be changing to a new job in a different environment this coming July...

Glad to know that you're offered to write the Guided Compostion project for primary school...who knows one day my future children will benefit from your books..

p/s I'm waiting for your 'REAL' belated Birthday wish...uhuk uhuk

Sassy Lady said...

Well wishers and many congrats to you Elvina!!

Hope there'll be many more offers and opportunities besides the new job and the project...

Mag said...

Congrats!

Azxel said...

Level 27 Human Priest? My, my.. someone has been grinding hard (but then, everyone wants a healer in their group). *ROFL* Welcome to World Of Warcraft... oh wait... I stopped playing after 2 days. I still have my Collector's Edition sitting somewhere around the house though. I found the game a bit boring... with too many kids running around with L33T lingo. Then again, 4 million (or was it 5?) subscribers can't be wrong. I'm happy playing Dungeons & Dragons Online now with some bits of GuildWars (No subscription required!!)and some Oblivion... waiting for Warhammer Online.

Merv Kwok said...

congrats! and good luck in hitting the peak lvl for WoW hehe

Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

Haha..thank you so much. Yes, I have been grinding both at work and play...it's almost an obssession.

For those of you who do play WOW - do look for me if you do come online. You can find me in the new realm Duskwood.

And my nick? Elveena - with a tinge of tangy lemon! :)

And yes, I have offically reached Level 30 last night!

Mickell said...

Congrats on getting a better job with a better pay! :D

sonic said...

Congrats! opportunities to marry passion and financial rewards are rare, good for you to find one and seizing it :-)

Catherine *MeowMeow* said...

hi Gal,

Congratnss....!!! New job, more$$ and up-coming best-seller..

Life is getting better for you.

All the best in your new career..

surfie77 said...

Hi Elvina,

Congratulations on your new job. Sydney's a cool place to live and work. All the best in your new endeavours!

KuraKat said...

Wow! Yuo work hard and you play hard. What else can one ask for ? =)

Ernest said...

Hi Girl,
Congrats... Let me know if you're coming to Sydney, maybe we can meet up for coffee...