McK - Oct12

Yesterday..marks another happiest-day-in-my-life. I have finally paved my first step towards consultancy. Now I just need to gather enough food and supplies to get me to the other end of the road. Happy! :D

follow up: Going to Chicago...


A Link.

So I watched it. An hour+ long lecture by Dr. Randy Pausch. It was a very powerful talk, and I recommend you all to watch it at least once. You might learn something invaluable. I can't say I've learnt everything said in the lecture. But it sure has taught me to keep working at something if I really want to get it. I have been procrastinating my interview prep for the whole weekend. But that just shows that I don't desire it enough to make myself work hard for it.
..the brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.
Just simply freaking awesome. Go watch it.
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This post is about Randy Pausch's (CMU Prof) "Last Lecture" if you still haven't figure it out. There is a link to the full lecture on his website.
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I received a msg from zheng this evening at 7:06pm.
His first words, after >5 months of no-talking-on-AIM, were "oh shit". Followed by a link.
I thought he msged me by mistake. (I was away, editing my sister's cover letter.)
But as a good friend, I went to click on the link.
Tears filled my eyes.

You may not be a good friend of mine. This prolly doesn't concern you anyway.
But given that this is the n-th time you're seeing this link link link, and the fact that you are reading my bs..

..are you going to click on me?


Real job this time.

$9/hr x 10hrs/wk = starting pay as Internet Viral Marketing Intern.
Innovolt, Inc.
My job is to create an online buzz about this new technology/product that they are preparing to launch.
It's called a Current and Voltage Surge Suppressor (CVSS).
Pay attention because the new surge protector is more 1337 than the conventional ones you have at home. So throw those out now and contact me for replacement details. *wink wink*

P.S: I got bitten by Chibi on my nose! Blood! *faint*



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p.s. 誰說周杰倫不會演戲呀。我就覺得他很有自己的風格啊。


Design Intern@ Alive Inc.

The internship ended unexpectedly quick..within 2-3 days. Reasons for leaving the internship, I shall not bother explaining. But overall, I did have some fun working on my first and last assignment. 2 brochures and a postcard. :)

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Months of idling and slacking...now I actually need to buckle up and speed up again. Poof!

I am now a graphics designer intern at Alive Inc. It's a "business consulting, coaching, brand management, and training and development" company. You can read more at http://www.aliveincorporated.com. The "hiring" process was really quick. Atlanta craiglist job post. Reply to. Phone call. *boom* "You are hired." The only discouraging is...this is an UNpaid job.

Following the phone call, I got details of the list of projects that I am assigned to. Wow. To be honest, the whole night I was intimidated by the amount of work I got myself into *as free labor* ..also because I'm afraid I may not have the technical skills to do some of the web projects ..and I've always been slack on time management. But "planning" really helps, more mentally in my case. Just plotting out what needs to be done by when, all of a sudden, the situation doesn't seem to be too grave. It's like doing homeworks. Deadlines every week. Etc.

I'm really lightened up when I heard that they are looking to fill a full-time in-house graphics designer. If I do a good job, will I be offered the opportunity? H1B will be a tricky factor. But if I can, I would really want the job, even if it means relocating to Oklahoma. Sigh~

First project due ASAP. Brochure. Gotta pinch my pea brain for ideas now. Very fun. Jaa.