Monday, December 25, 2006

Just to follow up on chuan lui's post, working at the hotel was sure exciting and fun.

The supervisors were really stressed - running around checking on orders, checking on delivery, checking on us etc etc. The best part was where we thought we were through with the orders and the supervisors were left with only 3 casual labor and last minute orders came in. And then we got wrong addresses. And wrong numbers. And wrong drivers. Exciting eh?

Of course there were learning opportunities. I (maybe we) learned a lot about hotel business, and a lot about people management from our supervisor too (and the difference between butter knife and a dinner knife).

Posted by Anonymous at 6:59 PM

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Hi it’s me again!

So me and some others have been working in Conrad Centennial Singapore for the past few days (and still counting). Walked in and out of the kitchen, pastry, managerial offices etc. and not to mention, the dreaded loading bay.

So being attached to the gift shop for now, the pastry and kitchen are top on the list of my visited places at work. All the chefs hard at work rushing cakes, turkeys and every other thing else. Some, complaining, very grouchy and look as if they’re going to use the knife in their pocket to kill the turkey. Ooops. o.O

Of course there’s the business section and so on. Some very courteous and kind, and look half-dead after the guest leaves. Some treat it will due pride and showing their passion to each and every customer or guest.

So service, or food making, a quote was created within me.

You may feel you’re at the top of asia, in a top hotel with top employers and top employees creating top service or top products. You get top rankings, top ratings, and top awards. But you’re never really at the top, unless all the top people, do everything, from the bottom of their heart.

This is not a criticism at Conrad. They’ve been excellent to be honest. Great passion. Just an example. Get the idea and that will do. Well enjoy your remaining holidays and have a Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year! =)


Posted by Yong Wen at 8:51 PM

Sunday, December 17, 2006

van here! since our blog chairman xl is busy with his pool comp i shall hog this blog and blog as if its my own blog :)

isnt the weather great today? it was a Rainy Day aka a Slp-Whole-Day day for moi. i woke up at 1 pm and slept again at 5 pm! i just couldnt resist my carnal instincts to take an afternoon nap. (fyi, humans are programmed biologically to slp in the afternoon)

for the ill-informed, we had our class chalet on 4 5 6 dec. it was so happening man! the guys played winning 11 the whole time. the number of xx chromosomes present were soooooo pathetic. it actually numbered 0 on the first day! :s and we finished watching LOTR! whoo wad an achievement :::::) we also discussed impt issues such as
a) hu to vote as new ct rep. those present know hu to sabo alr (:
b) where to go for jts next yr. preferably somewhere expensive and den dun stj them like our snrs hahaha and last but definitely the most impt
c) ECONS PROJECT. i bet everyone except jh forgot abt that rite rite rite. dun bluff i know u cant even rmb hu ur grp members are *gives knowing smile

so anws. everyone hu went overseas surrender ur presents on the first day of sch!!!! or u are outta s56. haha. and with the exception of jh & yw the rest PLS STUDY FOR R PAPERS PLS STUDY FOR R PAPERS PLS STUDY FOR R PAPERS. and do ur maths tutorials so that mr teo can gossip more with us next yr! :D

xl, cl, jh, cs, yf and zwing and i have also been working at conrad hotel. so they are rich and u can ask them for a treat. im sure they would gladly give u one :) :) no i would have lost all my earnings at mahjong alr so dun bother asking me. bares teeth

good luck for pool comp tmr Kevin Ng!
oh ya. xl now calls himself kevin. sucha hip name :)

Posted by vannessa at 11:40 PM

Thursday, December 14, 2006


Howdy ho! I’m back from Taipei so I thought I’d use more Singaporean English here, though still in full sentences.

The 5d4n trip to Taipei was rather interesting, and there are 12 things I’d like to share here.


- hcl

Posted by Yong Wen at 12:36 AM

Friday, December 08, 2006

if u cant play it everyday in real life, u can play it everyday in virtual reality!!! :::::::::::::::)

Posted by vannessa at 1:27 PM

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Chalet : for those not buying stuff, meet 1.45 tanah merah mrt. for those that are ( jh would have called you), please meet 12.30 simei mrt.

if u wanna swim, guys pls bring pe shorts. bermudas aint allowed. ive been chased out. girls, im not sure lol.

have fun


Posted by XiangLong at 1:39 PM