Saturday, October 14, 2006

English translation available below

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When I finished my Sunday dinner shift, I changed into my walking shoes and left the black leather shoes at the restaurant.

It was late when I arrived home, so I took a quick shower and prepared to sleep. My portfolio for the next day’s interview was already printed and arranged on my desk.

I woke up very early on Monday, took a cup of coffee, had a small bowl of noodles, washed my face and prepared to leave. Tidied my hair, put on the clothes, knotted my necktie and slid into the suit.

It was upon putting on my socks that I realised that my black shoes were not here.

Ma chibai!” I cursed, covering my face in dejection. I seem to be quite proficient in Hokkien to be able to use it in such tense situations.

Die. How am I supposed to go for an interview in walking shoes? Then I remembered I had another pair of shoes that David gave me six months ago. It was a bit tight, but anything is better than nothing.


Yesterday afternoon, I received a call from the interviewer. He said I had successfully made it to the second interview, and I’ll be meeting a national director on Monday. There are only two candidates left in this game, and the probability of success (and failure) is 50%. The Beijing trip will depend strongly on this.

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Blogger 小李飞刀 said...

Lets all pray to our respective deities that your competitor comes down with a bad case of food poisoning and fails to turn up for his interview..

5:10 pm, October 14, 2006  
Blogger David said...


First of all congrats, 50% is a fact that you've nearly made it. Go all out.

Secondly, *sigh* i would like to say you're welcome for the pair of shoes. See it saved your life? Haha... where's my big hoochi mamma meal when you've got the job?

7:59 am, October 15, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Little Lee:
Unfortunately, Photoshop, Google, Wikipedia and Oxford English Dictionary all are unable to make food poisoning materialise from nothing.

Yes, will definitely do that when I see you the next time. London, maybe?

12:04 pm, October 15, 2006  
Blogger sonia said...

Yay! All the best!! =)

p/s: funny la, the way u wrote "mother chicken white". Haha =P

10:40 pm, October 15, 2006  
Anonymous NaiveIdealist said...

goood luck i think you are in alrready :)

1:17 pm, October 18, 2006  

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