Saturday, May 21, 2011

3rd day @ work

I would say I hate cold callings... Perhaps I hate ppl who cold calls me, or the feeling of being rejected... But once I got hold to it.. I mean the trick and tips of convincing ppl to come to the outlets (yea I get paid if someone I called actually comes to a fixed appointement) its kinda ok..

Been starting to cold calls since yesterday morning.. was really hard to do at first, especially I was given old contacts to follow up... its kinda a back up way for the monthly target... cos I am still new.. these are just for "practice".. but this morning, a colleague told me I actually made 50 calls, I was surprised! I did that?? LOL!!

And when I found out 3 of ppl I called and receive call actually came up for that appointment, I was estatic! Until the meeting today (I was in office till 8.30pm for that meeting, my parking $ today was RM12!!).. I got a little stressed when they was like saying "wow! three days here got 3 ppl ady!" Its like they are expecting me to do better than today! What if tomorrow I dont get that much.. its just luck ya know..

I have to practise 1 thing for sure, to pick up calls even before they ring.. cos the other 2 in my group is like seniors.. they are really quick! I havent even identify which number is ringing and they already pick them up! Cos till now I am only giving follow up calls, and not fresh data, while they have it.. so they totally have better $ that me...

Oh well im new I know.. I just wanna rant.. I know I'll soon have those data (like next mth they said) and I'll have to be fully responsible to get target, no help from the other 2 seniors.. now, I shall make myself enjoy "backing up" hmmm..

There are fun and not fun calling.. fun when funny things ppl said to give reasons to not come.. and not fun when ppl actually hang up or get angry and so on..... like eg, today a colleague fixed an appointment for this aunty to go in lot10 at 5pm. Aunty said will ask husband to fetch her. And do call her back to remind her. So when colleague finally manage to call her after many failed attempts of unanswered call, she ask if aunty still wanna go, but aunty's son picked up the phone. said mom went out with dad..

Ask if his mum coming to lot 10, he said no, they are not coming.. then he was stammering unsure how to respond to us... and said want to let her sis to talk to us.. then hang up.

Of course.. my senior-very-pro-colleague called back. this time Im not sure who answered.. but said they are not coming, wanna change the coupon amount she bought to product (which was impossible to change names or even products in this promo) and funny was, aunty "went out".. but he did not put us on hold and said "MA! They said cannot change ppl or exchange for products"


anyway... lesson 1: Do not simply sms for more info, unless you are interested to do so, else you get calls every month persuading you to go their outlet or buy their packages...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

First day @ work... Layout #8th

Yawn!! First day at work was soooooo boring!! Well.. cos I am new, and they haven't set up the system for me yet! And looks like people are not gonna teach me everything.. I'll have to ask and wait.. if not.. they just do their stuff.. I guess.. But I cant judge someone so soon right.. just wait and see...

Well case point was at about 4pm++ and I already had nothing else to do after reading and re-reading the guidelines and info they printed for me, so I finally open my mouth and ask how can I do some calls, and THEN, only somebadee taught me how to open the data.. but wthell! I dont have those file sharing folder... -__- So called the technician again to enquire.. and they said they will check for me.. and there I am again trying to spend off my time till 6pm.. -_______-" I even played games.. freaking boring and sleepy nothing to do!!

Anyway.. as promised.. 1 last layout before I start work... I finished this last night.. Im guessing I'm couldn't/wouldn't have time to scrap.. I do hope I have time.. You know my Tioman pics still have 3-4 to go... Ady thought of some layout.. but I guess I'll keep it for a free weekend.. I dont think I can do it by this weekend, cos I guess I have to work on saturday and sunday its laundry and ironing time.. TT___TT

No flowers, no hearts... =P
 I squeeze my brain juice out to not add in flowers and hearts.. lol.. I only thought bout the buttons last minute and after some trial arrangements.. I came out with this.. =P I bought this pack of vintage inspired buttons from Targets also last time, together with those chipboard flowers.. but never used them yet... till now.. LOL..

I drew broken white lines on the paper..

Looks like stitches isnt it? hehehe.. the blue is too plain without some borders.. and it just matches the buttons... hehehehe... I even drew on the boats.. forgot to take their picca.. =P yeah.. not original.. idea copied.. but atleast I dont have to wait for a future home to bring my sewing machine over to finally use the idea! That'll gonna be a few years wait and these trends might just be outdated!!  =P

Stickers from momoyo...
Well.. gotta go zzz now... have to wake up at 6.30am! TT__TT

Sunday, May 15, 2011

1000th day... =)

Ok.. might be silly for you... but just a reason to eat out... heheh...

I just have to keep a copy of this... hehehe...

Went to have lobster @ Lobster man SS2... Pics later.. haven't "extract" out from iPhone.. =)

Ok, maybe I should celebrate our next 2000th day.. hehehehe.....

I was asking Hubby, which anniversaries we should celebrate? Our official dating day? 10.10.10? or August 5th? Or all three? Then Hubby said why don't we also celebrate the date we meet, the 1001th day, the 1111th day....etc? lol!!  

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Layout #7

I did this yesterday.. but blogger was upgrading or fixing something.. so didn't blog... ^_^

Us in Tioman.. (still) with the rented 2 person bicycle, while waiting for the time to pass to depart back to KL...

I dont wanna use the flower elements.. so I tried with heart... =P

Yeah~ I use the word LOVE again!! Just couldn't think of any quotes! And I don't wanna put long quotes! Or initials.. or leave an empty space!!

I "cut" my own scallop edges.. hehehe.. with a corner rounder punch! =D Even used a smaller corner rounder punch (yes I have 2 sizes.. =P) for the picture.. but cos it wasn't the right size.. 1 part kinda went out of shape.. but you wont notice it if I don't tell you right? hehehe....

I cut the tree and the grass after a random draw behind that wrapping paper.. just some scraps I still keep.. lol.. and of course used my heart punches for the "leaves" ^_^


If you do notice the side of my blog panel.. there is a countdown.. and today... its...:

yesss!!! Tomorrow is our 1000th day aniversary.. lol lol!!

I told Hubby about it and he laughed.. I thought we should go out for a simple dinner to celebrate.. and have some piccas taken.... hehehe...

Anyway.. Im jam stucked now with my next layout.. I have hundreds of sample from the online and magazines.. but I found most of the samples uses flowers to decorate.. those without, uses patterned paper.. which I'm lack of.. =(

What matches Dark blue card stock and a beach theme? and have a masculine feel in it? hmmm =( Apart from using hearts again, any other ideas?? What I tried searching online, those without flowers looks out.. I mean.. the trend now is flowers embelishments.. =/ or 3D... I kinda not used to empty scrap-space..

Yes, what I want to use as my background now is a dark blue card stock.. but Im having some time to think of matching colors and embelishments, without flowers... =(

Give me some ideas? Pretty please??

p/s: wtf I have 23 visitors today (ok minus 2 which is me) and most of them are my coca-cola post viewers!! I'm kinda shy with that post now, cos my fringe was PERMED so ugly by the Koreans.. and I wasn't even in good makeup and clothes!! >( shall I hide that post?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Went for an interview today in Menara IGB... in this company that opens Yumnam, London Weight Management and New York Skin Solution...

While on my way home.. They called to confirm me! And I am to start work next Wednesday!! haha! So soon! =D

Its a Customer Service Officer, calling and receiving calls and inquiries for either one I'm working above.. and persuade people to go to the outlets, and each successful visits I get my commision.

Well, I don't know how tough is it, or the target that I'm able to hit.. I do hope is an easy peasy job *finger crossed*

Pay wasn't that much that I expected, but well.. pretty sufficient I think..

And Hubby said this is only temporarily, till his "shop" is ready for bussiness, and I am to help him there.. =)

shit.. it hits me now that I have to start working in a week's time.. o.O" Time ti keep away my crochet and scrapbooks?? I dont know... =(

Monday, May 9, 2011

layout #6

Erm.. I quite not happy with the result... =(

I think too much gold used.. looks so..... hmmm... M? Should have used some other colors for leaves, but I cant think of what color to combine with gold..

Watcha think??

I bought this metalic gold paper like for ages! I think since college or so.. never intended for scrapbooking.. Don't know for what... lol!

I made 4 large hibiscus.. and I thought I keep 2 for future use.. but in the end the layout looks quite empty and I ended up using all four of them.. And I was lazy to make more tiny roses.. but I think the page is over-whelemed by all the flowers ady.. Maybe I'm so used to a few photos in one layout.. not quite used to looking into once picture.. hehehe...

This LOVE is embossed!!! =D I got this gold embossing powder in that craft shop in Frankfurt.. (if u remember, together with my punches.. which now I notices its actually EK success.. -__-")

I never used it before.. but earlier, I tried on embossing powder (black) and it dint work with hair dryer.. so I was kinda excited seeing the powders melt.. hehehe.. ^_^

But then the embossed gold and the paper gold is of different shade! And the flowers over-powered the embossed!! =(

I wanna make at least another layout before I start work! Please make me do it!! *cross fingers*

But you know what, ever since my first layout, I've been using flowers as mediums.. I wanna change! But I have no idea what to use apart from flowers!! And shall I make my next LO flat? or how?? Btw, I'm very close to finishing the printed Tioman pics! Yay!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mummy's Day~

Stuff I did for Mummy's day.. lol.. its a rare occasion.. cos previous years of attempt to celebrate with mum comes with a "no thanks" from mum saying I'm wasting $$, or I'm not around... etc....

these are sea salts+lemon+Burt bee's body oil... ^^
I subscribed to Martha Stewart's Craft, and they emailed me ideas to make home made gifts for mom... and I decided to give the bath salt body scrub a try.. heheh...

salt = RM2 (large pack, I only used a little)
lemon= RM1
Burt Bee's Oil = RM55 for 115ml, but I only used like 15ml... the rest can be my moisturiser or body massage oil... ;)  

added in lemon peel and juice for the fragrance and color.

pour in to the jar I got from jusco for RM7.90 (before 15% discount)

tadaaa!!! =D
I know if I buy gift for mum, she'll nag me for wasting $, and going for fancy eateries also gets another no thank you... cos some how mummy never believe in celebrating lavishly.. lol.. and I'm jobless right now to not be able to do it lavishly~ hehehe...

So Mei and me decided to make things homemade this year..

I made a card too... =P
Yes, I have time to make another card too ;) I came upon this idea from the internet, but I forgot where.. so there.. I'm not original.. just in case the "designer" of this card did see my post, here, I said thank you for your inspiration =P

yes ;)

I made the pot's pattern with one of the templates I bought from paper wishes, and sponge in my pink ink.. then I drew borders with brown ink pen around the sponged pattern (cos I feel pink is not that visible from the yellow card)

The flowers are thick precut cardboard flowers I bought from Target in Atlanta (yes I still remember) its a large pack with many many different card flowers... Well.. kinda out dated now, cos I bought and kept it so long, hoarding it not willing to use cos just-in-case-i-finish-it-and-cant-buy-them-again-anymore wtf but now I have to make more use of them and be done with it.. -__-"

And the flowers were a bit tad boring, so I stick on layers with smaller flowers, added rhinestone and tried to glitter them with the popular glitter glue I bought (no idea if its acid free or not)

I stamped the message with my new acyclic alphabet stamps, and some flowers and butterflies rubber stamps from popular I pretty much got a few rubber stamps from popular earlier, cos I thought stamps in scrap booking store is too expensive... T_T but then now I pretty much own a load of them... =P temptations...

Mummy's breakfast... ^^
Yes, Mei and me got up as early as 7.30am this morning to fry some heart shaped eggs and hot dogs.. I cut the cucumbers and gardenia bread to heart shape too... hehehehe...

Well.. its a successful idea for mummy who always "no thanks" us... lol! She was.... "touched" (cos I don't know is it a sincere one or not.. she looked fake doing the "touched" look.. LOL!!)


btw.. here's my upcoming layout:

TH "dies" I traced on some gold paper

Pretty much old wrapping paper I bought in college years...


These are large flowers from here... using large and medium "dies"... and the stamen from the mcgill punch I got...

This is another rose flower I learnt from youtube
Using the same range of dies also.. so stay tuned for my layout very soon ;)


And I couldn't resist posting this... hehehe...

hehe.. I saw it in youtube once.. and I saw it from anonline store.. I got it... >.<  for RM39.9... a bit ugly though.. I already colored the pink cat eyes to black.. and later might "alter" it my way.. hehehe.. It was pretty fun earlier, trying to put in 50cents coins.. But the box couldn't fit much coins.. kinda full ady.. =( 

oh well.. time to sleep! I woke up too early~!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Im useless... =(

No, its not a emo post.. pms-ses over..

At times, I do feel useless.. sigh..

I find myself not being able to be qualified for a job. Yes I blame part of myself being choosy.. and part of it couldnt even qualified for some requirements..

Eg: Graphic Design. I had a Multimedia Diploma cert. But that was 4 years ago. I keep saying I went to a pariah college. But the fact is IF I ever did put some effort in my projects and portfolio, Im sure Im better. My other college-mates seems to be working fine in this industry. Why not me? Now I see the requirements, Like you need to know HTML, or 3D, or Flash.. I mean I can self learn 3D, but flash and html is kinda hard.. to me..  =( Then now some printing companies requires me to know the printing block or something for separate color printing machine.. which I don't remember anymore.. =(

and then, part of me is feeling that with my qualification, how much can I earn in GD? 1k? 2k? is it even enough? I've been sooooo used to 3-4k pay!!!

Now, skip GD, we go to other industry that I may be able to work... Like admin! or HR! but requirements: Minimum diploma in bussiness admin, or human resource.. SIGH! I dont have that! Unless I go take a diploma/degree course now! Who's paying me? Even if I study part time, I need a job to pay for it right? Who's hiring me~??

Sales.. Been to 2 inteviews! Ok, so I dislike the Dell.. but Citibank kinda sounds interesting.. but till now no news.. I dont know is it the way I gave my answer in the interview to not get these positions, or just Im not qualified cos I have no experience or what-so-ever.. =(

I wanna do sales, cos I believe if I put my effort in, I am able to get my previous salary amount.. but if it requires me to cold call... well... I already dislike ppl who cold calls me.. now I have to do the same?????? I dont know.. =( If that sales requires me to go out and find clients.. Im not sure how good am I to be able to talk to them and sell my sales.. low confidence... =(

We had some talk that day... hubby and me.. and he actually suggest I take an interior design course and then future up a biz in kitchen design and hobs.. I am interested! Someone's actually agrees to me to learn ID!! =D  But after a bit, Hubby thinks that biz needs a lot of revenues? Cos have to give me time to study ID, work a bit for the experience and hire contractors and lorry drivers.. buy lorry... etc etc... sigh!!

I even researched for a ID college. And I found a part time 1... I mean I do have some basic, so I can pretty much learn them more easily right? I'll have to talk to Hubby and convince him...

And mummy actually thinks ID is not good. And ask me to learn to be a Hair dresser wtf... -____-"" I am not looking down on hair dresser, but its not my field of interest.. I might just learnt it and dump it half way right? I rather she let me learn nail art.. ah... speaking of mummy.. I dont know what kind of things in her mind, asking me to apply for a government job. Easy and good pay job wtf.. No, I dont like to join the M work force!!

You may say "how come those with lesser qualification than me can have jobs and I cant?" And I say it again.. I have a part of me who couldn't sacrify for a lower pay... but to get that higher pay needs more qualifications... so how?

Now, advise me what to do? Im so stuck.. and the longer Im at home the lazier I get... you know... procrastinations.. and penniless... =(

Monday, May 2, 2011

Layout #5

Yea lor.. =( till now only 5th layout... =(

I think not bad for a beginner... hor? =P
I didn't use my new punches yet.. I don't know why.... actually.. I do know.. I was doing it on a day where Hubby is around.. I don't want him to know I just bought them, so they were hidden =P (ok I know the severity of my shopping habit >.<)

He saw some of my scalloped heart punch and my 1" circle punch and he already questioning me..(my stash scattered ALL around the room when I scrap, thanks to small space... ) IF he saw that at the same time.. opps... =P

I made these flowers myself!! hahahaha! Yes, the large bloom is from one of that TH (I don't wanna type the full name, just in case someone search online and found me and tell TH and who knows TH will sue me for doing that to his pattern..  >.< )  tattered floral "die" I made.. the blue ones in the middle are punched out... The colors were also spritz from my own self-made "glimmer mist" and I added a pearl into the middle... hehehehehe....... looks real~

Ok, I didn't invent them... tutorial from here I didn't copy exactly cos I don't have a star bust punch, (pat myself at the back, not planning to buy them.. not right now...) so I took out my daisy punch and did the same... I'm glad I have no urge to buy a star bust punch, but also not so glad, cos I cant wait a month for the stamen punch, I bought it DOUBLE the price it should have been @ SnC... bad Alison!! Just for the sake of I can be able to make nice flowers asap! >(  I know there' many small words in here, try not to read them... =P

The dark brown daisies are not glimmer misted, just distress inks with my "blending tool" =P and added in a rhinestone from my collections.. =P The only thing I use from my new arrivals are the branch leaves...

I glimmer misted the doilies I bought from Jusco too ^_^

Cherish stamp I got from Craft Haven... sales cos its old stock and the stamp is yellow... but who cares as long as its usable... ;)

I... erm didn't stamp it properly so the vines weren't nice, so I drew them up again with black ink pen.. is it obvious if I don't tell? =P There are actually 2 stamps in here.. notice those extra curly vines on the left? It was another mini stamps.. I feel that part was too empty without it.. =)

I was pretty stuck with the title till I found both of this.. hehhehee...

And that night after I created this, I suddenly have SO MANY ideas on my mind!! I nearly couldn't fall asleep!! But as I wake up the next morning.. Idea still in, but mojo gone... =(

Anyway... was surfing around and found more pro designers. Totally inspired me.. but I need to make myself do more.. hmmm.. stupid procrastination disease!