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Monday, June 05, 2006
flyers for you, sir?
Geez - working really is tough business. After the last 4 days at the PC Show held at Suntec City, I think all of us won't be taking on flyer jobs in a hurry for a very long time. Spending 8 hours a day on your feet is seriously no joke, sneakers or no sneakers, and by the last day of the show, my face had a permanent smile fixed onto it. At least - a small comfort - but the pay was pretty decent for such a brain-dead job.
I have to say that we're the nicest flyer distributors around or something! While everybody else was just standing there literally shoving their flyers at the poor visitors, we actually smiled and talked and said our thank yous and you're welcomes at them.
Judging from the attitudes of some of the distributors and customers, courtesy is seriously sorely lacking in Singapore though.
That aside, I bumped into so many people at the fair! The weekends were especially crowded. The Palm booth (yup, we were working for them) was right smack at the back of the hall, so whenever we had to walk in to replenish our flyer supplies, it's like fighting a battle to get in and to force our ways out every single time. Towards the end, we gave up and the sheafs of flyers that we brought out to distribute grew bigger and bigger, because we were giving them out at such an alarming rate and we were phobic of having to delve into the sea of people so many times. And, well yes, I did also meet more than my fair share of weirdoes at the fair, but I suppose that's really quite expected.
Anyway, let me share with you a very rare sight - Dalena in an oversized polo tee! And in SNEAKERS! *gasp*
I think this is the first time the lot of them have seen me in shoes, ever. As in, proper shoes, not heels or flats or sandals.
Check out our sandwich boards - the poor boys had to walk around in them, and insisted that Crystal (who came to visit on our last day) and I wear them too. The board was really quite uncomfortable and heavy, though.
We couldn't resist taking quite a number of pictures to commemorate the rare sneaker-donning occasion, too. And here's the four of us who worked together for Palm - thank goodness for their company, if not I'd have been bored stiff at the fair. Of course, Crystal's adorable tee (VERY kissable) was calling out to me, so I couldn't resist giving her a kiss...sorry, Tzeyi! <3 anyway to the two of you. :)
Look, the boyfriend got new specs too. FINALLY. No more mouldy algae-growing green specs! (Phew.)
Our last day of work was followed by dinner at Pho House, then Xmen 3: The Last Stand, which made me very sad. Why did my 2 favorite characters in Xmen have to die together in the same movie?! :(
Then, the resident glutton (Tzeyi) brought us all to Glutton Bay by the Esplanade for supper because he was craving for the hokkien mee there and more. Just look at all the chicken wing bones on his plate! Contrast it to that of Weiming's, who only ate half a wing and two limes because the supper monster finished everything else! :P
And that was the end of my very long weekend job. Next up, Broadcast Asia 2006, anyone?
Labels: work mania