My 2nd home

So this is my place in my office.


Finally, I have a proper “seat” in my office and this really enhances my sense of belonging towards the team! When I was still a trainee, at first my table was placed at the QS department on 1st floor. When seniors needed to look for me, they called to my hand-phone (no direct line) and I would climb all the way up to 2nd floor to operation department. Day in day out, you would see me climb up and down, up and down between 1st and 2nd floor due to some discussions and meetings. And I was not provided with a PC that time, so I tumpang on colleague’s PC when they were out to sites.  

Soon, I was instructed by my training supervisor to shift up to 2nd floor.  Well, this time the place was no doubt nearer to the department where I really belong to (which is operation department, next to it only) BUT it was an empty department (no one there, the department has been vacated and turned into a store for archives).  Can you imagine the loneliness of being all alone for a talkative person like me? I preferred my initial place, at least there were so many youngsters to entertain me.  

Luckily, I have an ordinary place now (not an extraordinary one). Some salient features about my comfort zone:-  

1) To be decorated       

I name this part as “Samantha’s space”. Have been busy and still lack of idea on what to put up… photos maybe…  

2) Maggie cup?? and 10) 1-sided used paper to be reused

Not to blow my own trumpet, I think I can be the ambassador for any recycling campaign. My manifesto will be something like this:

“Save our mother Earth! Please practice REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE in your daily life!

Simple effort like reusing the maggi cup as your pen-stand instead of buying a new one or use both sides of plain paper before sending it for recycle also can help reducing the volume of discarded waste……”                                     

3) Desktop guardian

Again, it’s a soft toy…nice to see, good to hold as well!  

4) A total of 4 pairs of shoes

I bring a total of 4 pairs of shoes to my office, including the one I was wearing while taking the photo. Why so many?!

– A pair of formal whole-wrapped shoes for formal occasion e.g. meeting, lunch at hotel

– A pair of not-so-slumber shoes for me to walk around within office compound

– Safety boot

– A pair of plastic slipper, in case of mini flash flood. The car park area will be in flood after every downpour, u know?!!

= 4 pairs liao ma!  

6) Safety helmet

I observe this: normally, people in my office put their safety helmets in cabinets, on the tables, or in their cars. I’m the black sheep: I put it on top of my shoe box which is on the floor… and it’s next to my boot some more… the rationale for doing so: so that I will not forget to bring the helmet; I see it when I wear the boot!  

7) The phone

I know this is not a salient feature in the office, but the way I answer a call is really something causing big response among some of my colleagues. Whenever I pick up the call, I will say this spontaneously, “Hello, good morning. This is Samantha speaking.” I myself do not feel awkward about this; thinking of this is a basic manner, but my colleagues who make the call will normally give me this kind of response, “Walao eh! Are you really Samantha?! You sound so different! I thought it’s a leng lui who answers the call!” Well, I do not take it as a compliment anyway…  

8) To-do list and memo

Reminders for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease like me… nowadays, I’m superb forgetful…  

9) Headphone

I know I look stupid with this headphone on in an office environment… no choice, I need music to keep me awake…  

I’m still planning on how to decorate my desktop, so that it will be more homelike (I regard office as my 2nd home, I spend more than 8 hours per day here!). I think I’ll buy some cactuses…

The following photos depicting a job well done by one of my colleagues:-

Putting up nice photos, with aquarium some more!


Souvenirs from friends.


1 Response to “My 2nd home”

  1. 1 sc September 4, 2006 at 9:05 am

    the safety jacket costs rm2.80 or something reli cheap like that. i have exactly the same one..hehe. and i\’m not FAT!

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