Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Well, I'm feeling like crap.
In JobsCentral, I'm the writer and designer. For some reason I'm in a ton of committees and meetings, something that wasn't present in my previous companies. I have a lot more authority (in theory, not title) with all the stuff I handle. Last time it was always people attending meetings and telling me what to do. Now I need to attend them myself, and when I'm heavily involved in like 6 committees and groups, that means a hell lot of meetings, and less time to do my work. I'm privileged that I'm selected, but concerned that I don't have time for work too. And my work is practical, it is measurable. Either I produce articles and designs, or I don't. One of the things I'm a committee for was the company adventure trip. Last year, we went to Adeline's Villa, Gopeng for jungle trekking, whitewater rafting and cave exploring with the entire company. This time, as the committee, we heard that the company had been doing this kind of thing for many years, and we wanted something different, so we proposed many places, with a heavy emphasis on Redang Island. After months of planning and logistics, Redang was approved to the glee of everyone! In the committee was Celine, Kah Wei, Joyce, Mable and I, along with two members from Singapore, Hui Min and Melvin, who didn't really contribute much but helped in Redang itself.
Well, this is my second time to Redang. The first time was for the Borderless Music Festival (the event which led to the disbandment of Forsake Me Not), and it was mostly a relaxed time with a few rounds of snorkelling. This time, there was snorkelling, but as our boss said Redang wasn't very "adventurous", he wanted more games instead of the company paying for a free and easy time. So there were a lot of team activities. The journey started from Thursday night, leaving the office on buses for the 8 hour journey to Kuala Terengannu, to board the ferry to go Redang Reef Resort. Sleepy and groggy as hell, but the whole event was very fun. I got to see a lot more during this round's snorkelling as compared to last time. Along with the usual corals and colourful fish, some of the more notable things I saw were a huge moray eel, some black tip reef sharks and a big flat fish I don't know what it's called, but seems to like swimming flat, like, horizontally instead of vertical; one eye staring up constantly. I had quite a bad sunburn on the trip too.
The nights were fun, because there was so much alcohol and weed. Heh, yeah, I guess I haven't posted this yet but I do smoke weed regularly, for about a year now. More on that another time. Anyway, lotsa drinks and lotsa fun chats with the colleagues during this time. I woke up with hangovers every morning but jumping into the sea was a nice cure. It was also funny to see the drunk side of colleagues. Although there was alcohol the last adventure trip, I didn't know many people yet and it was more conversation based. This time, with most of the company being very comfortable to one another, it was full blown crazy.
Oh, it was also the last few days for a few of the Koreans in the company. About two months ago, 5 Korean interns joined the company, and they've been a very lovely addition to the company. Two of them, Haelee (who I call Hailey) and Hyo Jin joined JobsCentral, and three of them, Yee Ju, Cathy and Lyn joined GTI Media, the sister company. While previous interns have been good company and nice people to work with, having 5 Koreans was something different. Along with learning a lot more about their culture (I read up on the entire history of Korea from their Three Kingdoms period until the creation of South Korea), they were really fun and pleasant to be around. During this time I also fell for Hailey, and I ended up going on a date with her. How did that go? Well, I'll be posting about that soon enough. While Hyo Jin and Lyn had to leave before the Redang trip, it was Yee Ju and Hailey's last days in Malaysia, so it was nice way to send them off. Yee Ju and Hailey had to leave on Sunday morning at 6am to head off to the airport, so the night before I spent some time with them and a few others in the company walking around the beach, checking out Redang's famous "blue sand" which is basically blue-glowing plankton. A lot of it was around! Was a very beautiful sight, and I acted the science guy again by explaining to everyone around about the "blue sand". Then I became an astronomer because I noticed Scorpio in the night sky and I pointed out Antares and the curve of the "tail", which impressed everyone because they had never seen Scorpio before. Walked around to some other resorts before heading back to Lina and Minghan talking about lunar and solar eclipses and drinking with the rest of the group. Yee Ju, despite having to wake up at 6am, stayed with us till 3am. When she was heading off to bed, someone told Michael Soo that "Bak bak" was bye in Korean. So he was like "Bak bak, Yee Ju!" And she gave a stare like "What?". LMAO. Anyway, although I like Hailey, Yee Ju's been a very nice friend to know and talk to, and the most sporty, fun and chilling of all the Koreans, which made good company, and I've gotten to know her a lot in the last few weeks she's been at the company. I gave her a hug goodbye in case I didn't wake up at 6am to see them off and check out the sunrise.
Well, I didn't wake up. LOL. Hailey had gone straight to sleep after coming back, so I didn't get to say a proper goodbye to her. Aye. At least her showering in front of me was a nice thing to remember. HA. Kidding! Wait, lemme put that in context. After coming back from the sea, we need to rinse ourselves in the public showers and she just so happened to be in front of me. I did not put her there, nor did I place myself there. But yeah. I don't know how to put this in an appropriate way that doesn't sound dirty, but she just looked pretty. *Sigh*, I don't think anyone will believe me when I say it was a clean thought.
But yeah. Redang was very fun, and the waters were beautiful as always. I was glad to be a part of the committee that helped organize it, despite it taking a lot time out of my normal work. I got tanned as hell, and when I reported to work the next day on Monday, I was alright, right until 6pm when I started feeling feverish. When I reached home I puked and crapped so many times, that towards my 15th visit to the washroom, only liquid was coming out. My crap and vomit barely had any smell. That's how bad it was. Yes, shit and puke with barely any smell. Try imagining that. I didn't think that was possible. So I haven't eaten anything the whole day today in case I puke it out again. But I'll needa eat later. Zzz. Hopefully it goes alright.