Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Practical (Part 2)

Where do I will beheading every morning and could get home after 6pm afterwards for 2 months period?


About 1km from my house and one of the closest little cute town where lots of shops available there. Even lots of cute amoi can be seen there as many saloon are situated in Taipan. A good indicator to wash my eyes (cuci mata) everyday.

Although I can ease my eyes with all amoi here but bear in mind Aizul, your unknown fate still tangles at your workplace and you need to embrace it... TODAY.

I pressed the intercom. After introducing myself, as the intern student, the voice directed me to push the steel gate and make my way upstairs. I look up. A dark staircase awaits. I made my first step with a little hesitation.

I was sitting on a chair
in the middle of the office with a big white table (looks like a receptionist table) in front of the door where people goes in and out. Waited for them to bring any forms. Feeling nervous, I Exhaled and inhaled my breath in and out but my heart beats still followed the beat The Time/Dirty Bit by BEP (Shoot! that song is very catchy).

While I was fill in the blanks and stuff, I took a quick glance to the surroundings. I could the office is typically neatly organized with each worker with its own table, a group of people presenting something at the corner, printer with fax machine, and last but not least... my boss's office...

And my thought of 2 months of very typical and boring practical season has started... stay strong Aizul...stay strong...


I've got say this folks, are you ready to hear it?




It was a 2 months wonderful practical experience I ever had!!!


I could give you you million of reasons but I just write down 5 ultimate reason of it.

1. Each of everyone is treated like family although you are just a worker, boss, or even a cleaner.

2. I got stomach ache everyday from monday to friday. Not because of wrong eating, it's because they sure know how to crack jokes each second.

3. Every month there will be a category voting. The previous one were Fashion Icon of The Year and I almost wore a pink skirt to win it. seriously.

4. Each month there will be a sport tournament for the staff. I've participated in a bowling tournament and badminton tournament. Sweat a lot, we are indeed a really healthy workers.

And the last reason that made my 2 months practical worth every second of it.

5. Every friday morning, all staff will gather up to recite surah yasin and tazkirah by one of the staff. Done with these two occasion, Pot Luck is always be held next with every 3-4 staff to take turn to bring food for each week. One of the staff there is Iranian, he once brought Saffron with special Dal and I can assure you guys it was finger licking good! (no lies ok)

In a nutshell, I'd never expected I would went for an extraordinary experience with all the laugh and joy I had rather than my friends who could go to a gigantic advertising company but stress themselves out. Just ask yourself, how many company out there who does something like recite yasin and tazkirah for every friday? it's like one in a million! and I am one of the luckiest practical student who got accepted to that kind of company! They can be proud of what company they were with but I would like to say that I am proud to be part of the family.


On my last day, instead of my father picked me up. I walked home. I intended to. Yeah about 1km walk but with billion of memories. I grinned almost all the way home with the total recall of all the precious moments there. Suddenly I remembered a dialogue between Aboy and me...

Aizul: Nak praktikal kat Jepun ke atau Itali?

Aboy: Mana satu kau nak? Jepun ada Yakuza, Itali ada Mafia

Aizul: Uish, bahayanya... praktikal dalam Malaysialah camtu.

Aboy: Malaysia ada Rempit.

The End.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Practical (Part 1)

4 Months of break is not a totally sweet long lasting holiday. We've got practical man. In other universities they are also known as Industrial Training. Whether you are already graduated or still pursuing your scroll, 2 months are compulsory for them to be completed.

REMEMBER! it will affect your CGPA of course. So don't play-play aaa
(my mentor said that thrice )

Well to be honest... I uh.. I failed to seek for any company that is related to graphic like my friends did. naming some of the branches such as Advertising company? Animation company? Motion graphic company? they managed to seize the opportunity in front of them. Me? I sorta facing a problem in a term of transportation.

The point is, I do not own an elegant BMW 6 series nor a shiny Ducati to ride on. Just an old bicycle with flat tyres is all I possessed. Uncool? Who cares with all those fancy vehicles. Our feet are one of the greatest invention for mankind to travel on earth even from million ages ago and that is a fact pal.
One way or another, I need to find the place that is reachable for me by foot.

KL = No
Subang = Yes

So I dig up all companies that is related to advertising that I can find on the internet. Too bad most of them are located beyond my reach. The alternative route is to find any corporate company that offers any related graphic thingy inside their building. Heard that some of the practical student are taken to do something like makes coffee for the employee and photostat this and that document. I dare not to fall into that pitfall trap for 2 months but I have no choice.. I really don't. With about 20-30 resumes were sent out in a day with prayers for me to get hooked on the bait.

Next morning, I woke up early with urge to print something to be submitted to one of the class that day at 9am. A sudden call surprised me and to my goodness, a company just called me to verify my application.

It was a perfect accent in English despite it was a malay woman who were speaking with me.

When English is used, they really mean a serious business out of ya.

A really serious one... trust me.

After a long friendly chit chat, she told me it is a training provider company which is absolutely offtrack from my lane but who cares as long as they still need a designer right? plus, the deadline to submit the final application is getting nearer and this is all option that I have in hand.

I need to know when I could be presence to the company for the interview.

Aizul: Could I know the date for the interview session madam?

Caller: I am interviewing you right now.

Aizul: Gulp... (REALLY?) so does that mean I got accepted madam?

Caller: Yes, please handle any application that need to be done with your university ok.

Aizul: Right away madam!


I got accepted!


But wait a minute....wait a minute, There are questions that lingers on my mind...

Will I ever going to be facing a typical no life office lifestyle?

Will I be able to cope with the swearing from the boss?

Will Obama pay a visit on my first day?

Will I perform well in that kind of environment?


Time will tell Aizul, time will tell....

To be continue.