this is da code 4 my online assessment
the computer room where the 2nd. stage is being held
sime darby convention centre
B4 I start flabbergasting my fingers, juz want to inform dat 3 students of integombians had been chosen to attend the 1st. stage of sime darby interview which was sumwhere in December (4got da date la). They were khairi, syakirah azami and hannis arbaie.
? Hehe, sah2 ar dye dpt bank Negara nye scholarship, apa la… Lydia
Okay, da 2nd. Call of sime darby was held at sime darby convention centre (sdcc) in bukit kiara. I was shocked to get da call, really (bcoz I only got my mail on 30/12/2009! Shit!) juz bcoz I was not well-prepared. 3 integombians were confirmed for the 2nd. Call which were me, hanachipa and rasyid. Somehow, acit dun appear on da day. Well, wut’s left juz me and chipa. Quite stupid la diz guy, though he’s genius.
Nway, the interview was expected to flag off at 8am sharp and I turned up at the sdcc building at 7.30 am, in which I had already saw a couples of interviewees there. I’m not the first, argh! Haha, 4get dat. Well, as everyone has been informed before, wether by people’s blog or talks, stepping into sdcc building is comparable to stepping in a refrigerator! Damn cold! I wonder how much and how big the air conditioners of the building were. Quite fortunate la 4 me as I wore a blazer (cam ‘keparat’ je). As I surveyed, quite a quarter of guys wore blazer and slack, of course. As 4 gurlz, only a few wore kurungs, including hana, and many preferred to wear blouse, long skirts or trousers.
Da 1st. student that I met there was Azlan, a SAS student (one with curly hair). Well, b4 Kak Intan (the woman responsible to conduct us) gathered us at the lobby, I had a taaruf session with some other guys (gurlz not interested la) and confirmed dat da interviewees came from all over the peninsula including one from kelantan, my hometown.(naim lilbanat student, I think).
Nway, alas, a small, demure lady (name unknown) gathered us and gave some briefing of the flow of activities throughout da day. We were instructed to register at the counter and parents were told to wait at the main lobby upstairs. Then, we were grouped (of 5 and 6) 4 the group discussion interview session. I was grouped with an Indian, arshant (
institution), four malays, namely zafirah (kgv seremban), hanis (sepintar), azlan (sas), and hazman basil (sbpi kubang pasu), group E. Victoria
Well, I don’t understand azlan la coz he was determined to not to group with me. Quite weird and annoying la diz guy. Btw, we needed to wait 4 one hour to give way 4 da interview session 4 group a, b, c, and d. 2 groups at a time and each group was given 30 minutes to discuss.
All diz way I thought dat all of us in a group will be given a case study that need to be read, understand, and argue the issue among group members. However, I was totally wrong! There’s no case study. It’s just an interviewer (a woman that spoke English too fast), round table, chairs, and a mahjong paper behind the interviewer. mahjong papers?! Quite funny la! Well, on the flipchart, here it goes…..
Yayasan sime darby
- ???? (4got already)
- youth, sports, and recreation.
- arts and culture
We were asked to choose a field that ysd should focus on and tell the interviewer wut ysd should do and the prospects of ysd on the field. If I’m not mistaken, 3 of us chose education, arshant; sports, zafirah; arts and culture and me; ecosystem. I dun know la wether I chose da right one or not. However, points are important! Well, I juz talked about the issue in which the American had fired on asian countries especially Malaysia for clearing masses of land only for plantation sector purposes and how the sd company cleared up the misconception among the public by awareness through medias. Hehe, quite good la, eh?? Am I boasting? Astaghfirullah….
Da new format is that….guess what?? The interviewer pointed out to 1 of us and suddenly asked the question; which field does ysd should focus on. Arshant is da first target. Phew!! We didn’t prepare anything. On da spot! Shit! However, things goes well and all of us spoke like water, haha.
30 minutes over and although we wanted to talk and chatter more, the interviewer shooed us out from the room. Ya la.. another batch is waiting lorh… To continue da journey towards da 2nd. Stage which is da online assessment, one must pass da group discussion stage first. Fortunately, alhamdulillah…my teammates and I passed the 1st. stage. Bad luck goes to chipah la….pity her. Well, I juz can’t stop wondering how and why cipah was not listed?? (she’s a chatterbox, u know!)
About da online assessment? There’s 3 parts; numerical, verbal and personality test. Da numerical and verbal test were like HELL! Bloody shit tough, u see! I mean, how could a normal student answer a question regarding the insurance issue at da northern part of of
? Crazy huh!? One must possess good English understanding and wide global knowledge to sit the test, really! Personality test? Hurm… 300 questions in juz one hour (no time limit, actually). Easy does it, r8?! Australia
Around 2 pm in evening, I got back home rushly. Need to sleep lorh! Arshant’s funny la. Guess what? While I and my teammates brainstorm about wut gonna happen in da interview room, he juz sat on his chair and; kroih! Kroih! Fell in a deep sleep, haha. Btw, he got no problems la, his English is fluent like river!
As 4 me, SD was really tough…. Well, khazanah scholarship is waiting 4 me on 12/1/2010 at kl sentral and in the meantime, I had fun jollying with others at gopeng (plkn)!! Hahaha, interview sudeyh la… bkn mengharap sgt pown,