Archive for February 2007

First lesson of the semester

The school really know how to torture us by setting the first lesson of the semester on a Saturday afternoon. What a way to start the weekend.

And to make things worst, I discovered that my timetable was outdated and I ended up going to the wrong classroom. Luckily for me, there wasn’t any lesson conducted in that classroom, else I would had make a even bigger fool of myself. And even more luckily for me is that I got a friend who is in the same class as me.

Today’s lesson is for the project that I need to submit by end of the year. I’ve choosen a database project because I’m working with database everyday at my workplace. I hope I can score well for this project. Really need a good score after barely passing my Artificial Intelligence module.

I have 3 problem on hand now.

Firstly, revise on my relational database module which I had taken 3 years ago. I should had taken this project straight after my relational database module. Now…. how do I draw ER model and use SQL anywhere?

Second problem is to identify the scope of the project. How big I want it to be. If it is too big, my tutor will make me reduce the scope. If its too small, I will need to do all over again. But exactly how big is big? Different people have different definition of big. This is going to be something hard.

Lastly, I need to find a client for this project. The tutor said that I would be best if we have a real life client for this project. Else we might not be able to do something that is feasible for the real working world. I do agree with her way of saying. But the problem is, I need to finish the first proposal by early March. That is just one month. To make thing worst, Febuary is a very short month and mid Febuary is Chinese New Year. I need to find a client whom I can develope a database for his business within 1 month and write the first proposal. This is going to be tough.

Well….. one person come into my mind…. :D

Writer block

Having writer block lately. There are quite alot of things happening lately, just that I don’t know how to translate them into words and put them on the blog.

And I also don’t know why I’ve been visiting less blog lately.

Sorry if I’ve been blogging less lately. Sorry if I didn’t visit your blog lately.

I be back to the old usual blogger me soon. I hope. Time to get ready to go to school now.

There are some thing money can’t buy

In the past, I always thought that money can buy everything. But lately, I found something that money can’t buy.

A colleague asked me how much increment am I expecting. Before going to HR, I was expecting at least the same amount as I got last year. If they give me more, it would be better. But after looking at that new contract, I really don’t know how much I want now.

It is no longer about money now. The heart isn’t there anymore. Even if they give me $500 increment (which is impossible), I also wouldn’t have the heart to work anymore. The respect is no longer there. I can’t work for money only.

There are some thing money can’t buy.

Anyway, I’m going to get them to review the terms and give me a better terms. But the chances of me renewing my contract is very slim. My heart is already outside the company.

I’ll be unemployed in 35 days time.

Re-writing my resume yet again

Just 2 days after re-writing my resume, I’m back on the laptop re-writing it again.

What happened was, I send my resume to my cousin and she told me that I made serveral resume writing mistakes. Firstly, I put my educations background on top and work experience below. 4 years in the working world, its the working experience that matter more. Therefore, I should put my working experience in front. And I should stress more on the current job that I’m doing.

Then I had too much spaces in my resume. Thus making the resume long. She said I should try to keep within 2 pages.

And most importantly, I should make my resume STAND OUT from the rest.

Hmmm…. okie, back to the drawing board. turns version 1.00 turns version 1.00.

Too bad I got lesson on monday. Couldn’t attend the first meetup.