Saturday, 28 February 2015

5 FOOLPROOF Ways To Leave A Good Impression

No matter what the situation is, leaving a good impression is something we all want right? Or at least, not leave a bad impression, especially to people we just met or when you're meeting you lecturers/boss/new friends/DATE. If you search on google, there is virtually endless links, telling you a thousand and one way to look good so you can leave a good impression. Most of them either cost a bomb, or just way too complicated to even get started. 

From personal experience and the complexity of it, I've fine tuned the easiest and FOOL PROOF methods to leave a good and lasting impression. 

1 : Dress well

At first glance, many people go like, “ummm, hello, this one no need to say also kow lah.” But in real life situations, you’ll be surprised how many people will say that they know but still dress like crap. Why dress well? For the simple reason your body takes up 80% of your body,(if you get what I mean) and by dressing well, you just show that you are well put together.

While I’m no style guru, for starters, no shorts, apparels ironed, NO SLIPPERS OR BIRKENSTOCK(hell to the no). Besides, what’s wrong with looking good right?

2 : Clean Hair

Maybe it’s my personal pet peeve, but what’s worst than messy hair, is dirty hair. And if you think you can hide your 5-days-unwashed-hair in a bun, trust me, we know. The problem with dirty hair is that it’ll look frizzy, oily and clumpy, and if you have long hair, it is GAME OVER. The moment you turn your head and the hair swings. … .. …… The smell will be the smell of the century.

Also, the feeling of oily scalp just makes your whole body uncomfortable. And trying to conceal the smell by dousing your hair in perfume will just make it smell even worst. So make sure you have clean washed hair! It gives it a nice shine and the feeling of clean hair, is just a good thing.

3 : Smell good

Kind of the same point as the previous one, but take a shower before you step out of the house, and if you’re feeling fancy, spritz on a little bit of perfume or lotion up. That really helps, I remember reading somewhere where they say over anything, people’s strongest impression of you is based on how you smell.

And with that said, when it comes to smelling good, complete the whole package, which includes oral hygiene too! Brush your teeth to show those pearly whites.

4 : Smile and nod

Smile and look pleasant, easy to say, hard af to do, I know. This is especially important if you’re interacting with new people or bosses. If they’re talking LOOK IN THEIR EYES AND NOD. Even though you’re not even slightly interested in what they are saying, always nod and from time to time vocally agree.

This will make them think you’re engaged in what they are saying. Try to look pleasant while doing this, and not stare and judge à silently judge can lah.

Most importantly, NEVER look at them halfway and drift off, looking at your phone on social media. That is the worst thing next to not paying attention at all. When you do this, it like telling the person ‘Oi, I tried to be engaged, but you’re boring af, shut up thanks.’

5. Remember their names

Not the most important, but something nice you can do. Just remember their name until they leave, so at least when you guys can bye you can say “BYE (NAME),”, and not like an idiot and like “bye bye/zai jian,” and then stare then don’t know what to do.

But if you really can’t remember, follow the ghetto route to solve things. Just go  ‘Bye Gurl,’ most of the time, that works as well as remembering their names.

The whole point is to establish a sense of closeness so if you ever bump each other in public or need their help it wouldn’t be a contemplating and mentally vexing task.

Well, the above tips is useless if you have a shit personality, but these are the top 5 foolproof methods to leave a good impression, from looking the part to walking the walk.

Bye Gurl.

Friday, 27 February 2015

3 Ways Perfectionists View Their Work

Perfectionists in the world unite! As I finished one of my presentations earlier in the month, I had a sudden revelation of how we, perfectionists view the work that we produce. Now you might be wondering, how else can we view our work, it can only be perfect.

In case you’re wondering how to spot one, a perfectionist usually is very picky and find doubts in everything, and only selects one that is near perfect. If it doesn’t fit in their expectation and vision, be prepared to fight your way so your idea stays. But at the end of the day, the final work is usually that amazing.

Let it be our overbearing expectations or external influences, here’s the 3 ways perfectionists view their work.

1. Immensely proud of the work done

The first kind, a.k.a the best type of feeling, is being absolutely proud, gleaming with honour almost of the final work done. Just like a boy scout who got a new badge, you wear your heart on your sleeve honey. Merely seeing it even months after makes you want to sit down and appreciate everything that you’ve done. Reading and scrolling through again and again, and if it was a presentation, you’d even read out your script to yourself.

2. Not that happy, but it's the best that I can give you

The second kind, occurs mostly under 2 circumstances,

1.      Working in a group
2.      Time constraints

Or sometimes in worser situations, both. In this kinds of situation, we perfectionists are sometimes disappointed by the own expectation we have not just for ourselves, but people around. When stuck with people who aren’t as driven, we can only take their weights and do it. And without the help of people doing their due diligence, we’re pressed for time to still deliver without fail.

At the end of the day, we still deliver – definitely not the best, but it was the best that we can do. And when this kind of situation arises, we can only say “that was literally the best I could have done, what I can give, I gave, and I’m proud of my work, but only mine,” if anyone asked how the work went.

3. Not the best at all, but we're just at that stage we couldn't give less fucks

Situations like these are more cynical and funny, and we have to put the blame on ourselves sometimes. We’re humans too, we still need a break sometimes! Attitudes like these happens more likely when it is the last project of the year, or the month or whatever that meant we’re nearing the end.

A concoction of lack of drive and energy on flatline, we put in the best of us(albeit not much left), and do no final checks,(actually we still do, lazily once) and just submit it. Only to face the music when we get the results back, but meh, it’s over anyway.

So there you have it, the 3 ways perfectionists view their work, let it be their disgustingly high expectations and fast-paced working manner, you know that if you do manage to run in their lane, and you run fast enough, you're in a stressful but at the end of the day great outcome. 

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Rushing like crazy, printing and praying I don't miss the submission deadline, literally strutting the pavement to my academic school. Sweating, feet aching, I submitted before the deadline, fantastic! And at that instance, that second the papers were passed.

Year 2 was over.

Holidays are officially here.

I've been waiting for a whole semester for this, 15 weeks of shitty curricular time and boom. I guess I'm feeling slightly gutted because of how uneventful it just passed. After submitting, I had lunch with my classmate, went to the agency to chill for a moment and it just flatlined.

I guess it was exactly that, which explained why I felt so odd. I remember the last presentation last semester was a build up and so much work and it was just pure relief when it was over, regardless the grade. And this time, there was no presentation just a submission.

So ironic, the actual submission took less than 5 seconds and I spent 2 hours slogging my way to school.

I guess now looking back at the semester, I started to think I should've worked harder, but oh well, here's to another part of my life that is over.

Monday, 16 February 2015

No, I haven't stopped blogging, even though it has seem like it for the past weeks, but seriously, school work has been piling up and I've been doggone overwhelmed. Look forward for the holidays, because I have a bunch of exciting posts to talk about.

But in the meantime, here's me judging without even trying. Sadly, I think over the past few months and weeks, I've grown uglier and uglier, maybe it's just my karma showing.