Baby Granite

Sometimes when I had the idea to write, and I was reading thru others blogs just making me feel that my story was not so good to tell pon. But, come to think of that again, its my journey. Maybe I do not know how to make it looks so nice to read. But, the content is there.

Well, I want to tell the stories of my baby granite here today. So, now I have own it for 5 years. I bought this when I undergone internship training at SONY (EMCS) Bangi. Well, my internship session back then was 8 months (supposedly). Began my journey there was on June 2009. This was during my 3rd year 2nd semester in UTP. Well, I was using my dad's car to go and back from SONY every day. For me, it’s not a good thing. This was because I might probably put them in trouble. Yes, my dad went to work by motorcycle. But, what if when my dad was on leave and they wanted to go here and there. In fact, we will have trouble when we need to go for a long distance journey. We need a new car!

So, to give more contingency to us, I decided to buy a new car. Yes! Exactly, how would you pay the loan because you yourself were still studying? To say the truth, the internship allowance given by SONY was only RM500. Including OT and working on public holidays...sometimes it can goes up to RM7++ or even RM8++. Put aside MARA scholarship, the figure enables me to pay the monthly instalment. But, where would I get the money to pay the down payment? And, what’s goanna happen when I went back to UTP for my final year, where would I get the money to pay the loan? And, how can I guarantee that after graduated, I will get a job straight away to pay the car loan?
There were so many things to consider.

1. Where would I get the money to pay the down payment?

Well, this was when I decided to work part time at Tropicana. It’s a boutique in Alamanda. To get OT (extra payment for extra work) from SONY, I had to start working from 6.15am in the morning and go back at 6.15pm. I was supposed to work from 8am - 5.30pm. But, I did follow the operators timing. Thus, I could get extra pay. It’s a 12hrs work. Then, after SONY, I had to rush to Alamanda for the part time job. There, I will start at 7pm - 10pm. Another 3hrs work. So, total working hours were 15hrs PER DAY. Not so many people would understand the pain, but with determination, I kept this going. I reached home every day at 11pm. This kind of routine had made me loss my appetite. This was due to exhausted & I felt very tired. Including how tough it was to survive in SONY. Well, another bright side was I manage to improve my communication skills by working at Tropicana. I was a shy and I barely talk to strangers. However, I manage to improve my communication skills. I able to talk to the unknown, and entertained the customers. Well, being at the frontline, it’s always about communication and confidence!

2. Where would I get the money to pay the monthly instalment after completed my internship training and I was back in UTP to complete my final year?

This was when the deal with Abah agreed upon. We agreed to do some exchange. Here’s the deal! During that time, Kak Cik was still in Matriculation Studies in Changlun, Kedah. So, the deal was, Abah would pay the monthly instalment (for 6 months) and I had to give some amount of money to Kak Cik as an exchange. The rest 6 months I will top up to Abah since she had graduated from the matriculation studies.

3. How could I guarantee that I will get a job immediately after graduated from UTP?

This was something beyond my control. However, I had to strive hard so that I would get a job immediately after graduated. Thus, after putting so much effort, in the end I manage to get a few offers. But, I chose Texas Instrument to start my career journey. Then, I was able to manage the monthly instalment by myself.
There’s no intention for me to feel riak or what by telling this stories. It is something that I want to put as part of my story and so I will remember this for the rest of my life. Thus, for those who are very lucky that they can get anything just like that and who are from a rich parents, you should be grateful that you don’t have to work hard just to get something.


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