Ace That Internship Interview!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A couple of entries back, I announced that Honeyz Cube 2.0 and its new showroom is finally coming to fruition and what do you know!

My phone and social media channels were immediately inundated with encouraging messages and well wishes. Thanks guys! The influx of positive words certainly boost my confidence and inspired me to continue living the life of my dreams.

As emphasized in my 'How I Found My Dream Job' blog post, in order to score that dream job, you'll need to buck the system, meet amazing people, seize new opportunities and come up with a long-term goal.

And how else to do it than securing a stellar internship with a great company and working alongside your future boss and colleagues? Yowza! You bet your bottom dollar it'll be the perfect place for you to learn the ropes, expand your network and show your prospective employer you are determined to bring the company vision to life.

I've definitely been a job interviewee but I've also been in the hot seat as 'the interviewer' several times and during my stint, I noticed there are a few unspoken factors that leading Singapore internship providers also look out for.

Wanna know what else influences the decision of our potential employers? Read on!

I Lost, But It's Ok :)

Monday, July 06, 2015

Singapore Best Beauty Blog

My dear friends and loved ones,

After a last minute flurry of activity, with votes coming in left, right and centre, pushing my final vote count to an unimaginable 1101, I still only managed to finish in second place.

As I write this, I'm wiping away a tear from my eye. Not a tear of sorrow, but a tear of joy and gratitude.

I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd be able to garner more than a handful of votes, never mind enough votes to make me a serious contender for the top spot. No matter what happens, what the outcome, I know that I'm truly the luckiest gal in the world. Whee!

Waking up everyday to see your encouraging messages gave me the strength and courage to keep going, even when it seemed like there was no hope. But dear friends, hope is not lost. With your support, I was able to pour my heart and soul into two posts which were submitted to the judges for their consideration. You can read all the finalists' submissions here -http://blog.omy.sg/sba-plus/category/2015-best-beauty-blog/

With the 'Most Popular' spot taken, we can still vie for the judges' choice for Best Beauty Blog 2015.

If lady luck was to shine on me one more time, this will surely be a prize that we all earned together.

The award ceremony takes place on July 23rd, I hope that the next time you hear from me, I will be bringing tidings of joy.

You're my life force, you're my friends. I wuv you all!!

Your friend,

Thank You For Your Votes, Support And Love!

Saturday, July 04, 2015

"Because when you look around, this life is pretty amazing."

To say that these past couple of weeks have been overwhelming would be an understatement. I was completely taken aback by the support and the sheer number of votes I received for my entry in the Singapore Blog Awards competition.

To win the contest, you'll need to pen a fixed number of blog posts and acquire the most number of votes. Here's the thing, voting usually spans over four weeks and supporters are encouraged to cast their votes everyday.

I've been a finalist in this contest twice but I never actively reached out to my loved ones for votes before. I didn't wanna hound them everyday for votes in case they think I'm a huge nag. 

I'll usually just post a couple of pictures on Facebook to canvass for votes. Needless to say, I always end up in the bottom few in the contest.

This year, my good friend Tiffany decided to nominate me for the contest again and by an incredible stroke of luck, I was selected as one of the top ten finalists in the beauty category! Third time!

Well, but the truth is third time will not be a charm if I continue to rest on my laurels. So this time, I decided to approach my close friends and family for help.

What I didn't expect was the astounding response I was going to receive. Within hours of contacting them, my vote count went up by two-fold and I even had a fan page set up by a good friend that I haven't seen in ages! Haha!

Yup, I was wrong. No one thought I was a huge nag, instead they even blamed me for not informing them earlier about the competition so they could help me sooner.

I can't be more thankful to be blessed with family and friends as supportive and loving as them. Even though, the odds are not in my favour yet, I already feel like a winner for these amazing friendships and relationships.

Here's a small tribute to the loves of my life. :)