Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Lost in Translations

The other day, my cousin told me about the mistake she made when she started learning spanish. And i thought, this is going to be in my blog xD

She was dating a spanish speaking boyfriend. Since it was getting serious, she took Spanish lesson so she could communicate with his family in the future. Then it got to the point where she started talking and texting his relatives, in this case, her future mother in law...

So she sent this text to her, basically saying nice talking to you. But i feel embarrassed when talking to you (since she's still learning). You know how some Spanish words are similar to English, just with Spanish touch to it? So she said embarasada. Embarrassed, embarasada right?

She sent it, and later on told her boyfriend about the call and showed him the text. He LAUGHEDDDDDDDD xD coz what she typed actually meant "I feel pregnant when talking to you" LOLLLLLLLLLLL xD

The mum in law on the other side was also laughing. But she knew what she meant, coz apparently her daughter in Brazil also made the same mistake when started speaking Portuguese lol

Her husband then told us his story too. He said when he first came to Australia, he went to a doctor for an appointment. But instead of saying "I have an appointment with the doctor", he said to the receptionist, "I have a date with the doctor" HUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA xD

The receptionist burst out laughing lol and his uncle who came with him also laughed xD

I can't remember if I made a fatal mistake like that when I started speaking English. But i remember one time, my flatmate was overseas, and she left fruit that started to go bad. So I texted her boyfriend, asking what should I do with them. The boyfriend replied, "Chuck it". My best friend and I looked at that text and discussed for like 10 min what does chuck mean lol i think i even checked my dictionary xD mind you it was during the time when google was not at your fingertips!

Another funny one is my auntie. During her early years in Oz, she got invited to dinner. The host told her, please bring a plate. She literally brought 3 plates!!! xD 1 for her, 1 for her husband and 1 for her son xD while what it actually meant was for her to bring a dish lollll

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Random Blabbering - Work and Laplace M

Guess what?! 1 quit again yesterday la..la.. Not really a biggie for me since she's only been here for a week and half, but still.. Again??? That makes it 9 ppl who quit this year a.k.a in 4 months, or if we count last 12 months.. 11 people. Oh well... Drama is good as long as it doesnt relate to me.

I'm losing sleep again lately. I was chatting to my game friend last night. I said, when it wasn't daylight saving yet, I wanted it to come so badly so I could sleep longer. Then daylight saving came. But then we changed game to Laplace M T_T their guild wars are also at 11 Sydney time T_T

But so far it's been fun though! The game is cute and it's pretty fun growing my character's strength. The only annoying bit is, most of the time you need to team up with other people. And since I'm still a weakling, it is pretty hard to find a team to take you in sometimes. Lucky i've got friends from previous game who can help me when they're free. If not, eventhough I'm actually in the number 3 guild of the server, it'd still be hard. Plus, I have a weakling friend too, so we help each other :)

The game takes SO MUCH TIME though! If I play during the weekdays after work, basically my night is gone. Doesnt matter if I tell myself to only play for 1 hour, err... That has always been a plan *rolling eyes*

Ok thennn off to work!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Half of The Company is Gone!!!

Now is still the first week of May, but can you guess how many people have resigned from our company this year?

8.

Yeppp a lot huh? You can say that the other department is pretty much restructured now :l I really feel sorry to the most senior girl there now, she's only got less than 1 year experience, but they will demand A LOT from her in the future just because she's the longest there now.

3 of them are from our IT department. I think i've written about Creamer right? He's still in our company actually, but only as a contractor. The other 2 were actually Barbie's bf replacement. 1 wasn't great and due to personal reason he left. Honestly, Little Missy and me were a bit relieved when he left. It was so hard to teach him as he kept forgetting things. His replacement was great, but he was smart and escaped as soon as he could LOL

Anyway, what I wanna tell you is, Birdie was 1 of those who quit. She's dedicated, deligent and smart. But sometimes working with her becomes SO complicated and stressful! She wants everything perfect! (Even when it's not really worth it). Can't really blame her, afterall she was taught by Prick and works with him all this time. 应该的。

She's been saying she wants to quit since a million years ago. Seriously. Even when I mentioned "Birdie says she's quitting this week", my sister replied, "Again? Will she really quit??". At least I never said when I will quit :P the reasons behind her quitting are quite a few, from the low pay, long working hours, too far from home, overexcited-overtalkative-overmicromanaging boss, Prick, and so on. But when she quit, the bosses (overexcited) believed (and still believe) that Prick WAS the main reason of her quitting.

Combined with the complaint that Crown Prince made on behalf of all the other employees against Prick, the bosses called Prick into a meeting and basically told him that everyone hates him and please stop being a prick. That is okay, he was really a prick. I fought with him so many times, ignores him so many times and provoked him so many times. I did have plans brewing in my mind on how to get back at him (which I never carried, unfortunately). He is a bossy, lazy, anxious manager who likes to take his time working on 1 thing, and then dump the other work to his minions. Then, when the due date passed, he chases the minion and gets angry if the work is not done. Even though.. sometimes he doesnt even tell the minions when the due dates are *rolling eyes*. He did that to me too. So when that happens, what I said was always, "Well I did that 2 weeks ago and you didnt give any feedback. Why did you only come today when the due date was yesterday? I didn't even know the due date was yesterday!". I did complain about him during my reviews too, but nothing happened.

He's the reason Birdie becomes very on edge, detailed, stressed and always tries to pick the smallest mistakes on our project. I tell you what, a couple of times I come over to Water Tap's desk and notice a little too much or too little spacing, and tell him to fix it. He refuses and days, "Noooo I put it there, just so Birdie, Prick or superexcited can pick up a mistake! So they are happy to pick up something and not come up with something more difficult to change!". Do you get what I mean now? Apples don't fall far from the tree.

But really, Prick WASN'T the only reason. But since superexcited thinks he is THE reason, superexcited becomes very rude and sensitive towards ANYTHING Prick says. I was in a meeting with those 2, and I could see, on every suggestions that Prick made, overexcited either brushed him off, told him off, and just being rude. Even when all Prick just wanted to do was to explain what a paragraph meant! After the meeting, I told him that I understood what he wanted to say. He was right. Superexcited was wrong.

Then, there was another issue between him and the bosses, before the bosses made a role specifically for him. That role will enable him to work with minimal interaction with the colleagues. Not long after, Prick handed in his resignation.

I have a feeling... Superexcited might not be too unhappy about it... Prick and him are actually quite similar, so they usually argue their point a lot. That's why their programs are usually very complicated. Because they stand their ground and force us to do what they want! So maybe with Prick gone, superexcited can have all he wants now.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Goodbye 2018, Helloooooo 2019!

Hi guys!

Just as I usually do on 31st Dec every year, I'm writing a reflection on what 2018 has been. I know I didn't write much this year, and it's to do with all the web novels I read when commuting XD but I still wanna write this one for a quick 2018 summary :)

2018 was full of TV series and web novels lol In total, I've finished 10 TV series this year. I think my mandarin should have improved a bit from watching all those :P I also attempted to sub last 15 min of Yanxi Palace on Youtube as I couldn't wait for someone else to sub it. After doing it, I now have respect to all those freee subbers out there. Even if English and Mandarin are their main languages, the translating, editing and timing takes A LOT OF TIME. So guys, please don't be a jerk and get mad when the subbers miss the schedule time. They have real life to do and it's good enough that they spare a lot of portion of their life to let you enjoy those dramas.

I think the drama that I liked this year was The Eternal Love. It's light and funny and made me feel happy and forget all my worries. It was low budget, but the crew did their best and it was very enjoyable. Another one would be Ode to Joy 2. I think it was comparable to the 1st season. It was realistic and kinda opened the can of worms of things that people kind know not to do, but still do anyway. Hopefully that show can touch the hearts of some of the people and make the world a little bit kinder place to live in. When a Snail Falls in Love was good too, I liked it better than Love Me If You Dare. It's good to see Wang Zi Wen play a role that's total opposite of Qu Xiao Xiao (eventhough I really wish I could be more like Qu Xiao Xiao). She's really an underrated actress. The King's Woman was so so, but Zhang Bin Bin was refreshing to my eyes lol Not that handsome, but still eye candy lol

None of the web novels I read was finished this year. I'm currently reading The Concubine's Daughter is Poisonous, Princess Medical Doctor and Rebirth of the Malicious Empress from Military Lineage. The Concubine's Daughter and Malicious Empress are GREAT! I really enjoy them. Malicious Empress is nearing the end, and I'd be sad when it ends :( The Concubine's Daughter translation is of very high quality. Again, respect to all those translators and editors :) Thank you.

We finally had our second trip to Japan this year :) We visited Tokyo, Nikko, Yokohama, Takayama, Shirakawago and Gokayama, Kanazawa, Tsumago and Magome, Kyoto and Osaka. I tried the Onsen too!!! And surprisingly I enjoyed it so much! If I go to Japan again, I'd like to go onsen again hehehehe... I also went all out in Disneyland and USJ. I didn't get on outdoor roller coasters, but I did ALL of their indoor dark roller coasters!!! I'm very proud of this hahahaha... And we got on almost all rides we wanted in Disneyland on a 50k visitors day (the red indicator day)!!! VERY, VERY proud of this achievement too hahaha... and we tried the night bus from Tokyo to Kanazawa. It was very comfortable :) This time in Japan, we splurged more. Afterall, we're all still single and we usually are thrifty anyway. So I let myself buy more cute stuffs, Conan stuffs, Sailormoon stuffs and tried more expensive snack food lol XD No regrets!

My cousin got married this year, and I got to help her set up the wedding hall. That's an achievement you know! From blank canvas, we transformed the hall into what my cousin had in mind. The end result was an on time really gorgeous wedding :)

Honestly I felt I was really lazy this year. We had a cold winter. Even it started getting really cold in Autumn. So I pretty much hibernated from Apr - beginnging of Nov :/ and that's how I managed to watch all those dramas XD Hope I won't hibernate that long in 2019!

Work.... a lot of drama in terms of the work itself, and in relationship department. It ended up in eruption just 2 weeks ago. I'm still a bit down if I remember it. Hopefully there's a way out for me next year. Someone please save me... I'm too scared to leave eventhough I know I should leave. So please save meeeeeeeee

I did help someone for a weekend for his website. So I kinda had a feel of freelancing. Man it was hardwork. I don't think I wanna go down that path. I like my weekend reserved for refreshing!!! A local bus driver mentioned that he wanted to have a website and may ask my help for it one day. Oh man, I was SO SCARED of bumping into him! I even went as far as to go earlier to gym, and walked home to avoid his bus! Unfortunately, all those exercises didn't do much help to my figure >>>>___<<<< My weight stays the sameeeeeee TT_______TT

This year I'm more lenient towards myself in terms of money and things I want to do. Some people I know, either personally or through someone else, were affected with cancer this year. They were all young, probably only few years older than me. It kinda shocked me that it can happen to anyone anytime. Therefore, don't always think about the future, of course future needs to be prepared, but don't always think about the future and not enjoying your present. We all hope there's a future for us, but at least if there isn't, you won't regret it at the end of your life...

Not much craft, not much language learning. As I said, the cold winter made me snuggle in bed for months, so forget about getting my fingers to do craft :P I did start listening to Audio books for language learning, and they actually work. It gets your brain to actively work even when you're walking on the street. I'll continue doing it.

I had the opportunity to experience the power of teenagers in social media. My 13 years old cousin, actually managed to make me one of the winners of photo competition by getting her friends to vote for me!!!! It's pretty astonishing how easy it it to get her friends to vote for me, someone who they don't know, for a photo that's just okay, to end up being in top 3! I'm still dumbfounded until now. But thanks my dearest cousin *muachhhh*

I met my cousin and his wife who I haven't seen since 10 years ago in Melbourne. It was not planned. We just happened to be in Melbourne at the same time and I checked in on Facebook. He saw it and arranged to meet up. We ended up meeting for breakfast and dinner and now talk to each other sometimes on whatsapp. What a great coincidence :) For that, I truly grateful...

And last memorable thing this year was the game I am recently hooked on, Royal Chaos. What started from just curiosity, ended up giving me headache and joy and refreshment when I need some distraction from real life. I've got into a great community that's fun and supportive. Most of them are youngsters though, that sometimes make me feel old. But they are all very nice people and we can just talk about random stuffs or bitch about our common enemy XD I remember there's this list about what people should do to enjoy their life, it's to spend time with the elderly and kids. But I think spending time with people a generation younger than you is great too. It makes you see life in lighter way and not to take things seriously ALL the time. But man, I also didn't think that game can have so much dramas and politics too!!!! Sometimes I'm wide awake at 1 in the morning because of the drama or fights we have with the other party -_- But I won't wish to not get involved in this game in the first place.

So that's it for 2018 reflection. I need to prep the dish for tonight's dinner!!!

Bring on 2019 and please be kind but exciting and memorable and HAPPY!!!!!

Happy New Year 2019 guys!!!!!!! *hug hug kiss kiss*