A Simple Update

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Spring: A season of changes and farewells

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Since I became a heavy user of Facebook (will be light one once my work starts to pile up), updating my blog seems to have become like a burden since I will be repeating all the stuff that I update in the status in Facebook but I guess it is good to keep this page alive for other readers who aren’t in Facebook. To keep this post simple, since I have other tasks in mind to do, I will just sum up the core events that has been happening in my life lately. Till my next post, stay tune.

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  • First: I’ve graduated on the 25th March 2009 and I am officially a master degree holder in Engineering.

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Graduation ceremony Pic 1

Me at the graduation ceremony with Teruko and Jose

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The certificate I worked for 2 years

The certificate that I earned after 2 years of hard work

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  • Second: I’ve bid my two Malaysian friends farewell who were going back to homeland for good.

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Farewell gathering for Ching Foa and Darren

Farewell gathering for Ching Foa and Darren

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  • Third: My work life with GE began officially on the 1st April 2009.

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My fellow colleagues

Me and my fellow super-talented colleagues

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My name plate

Am officially with GE, the company that values “imagination at work”

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One step closer to becoming an official staff of GE

A step closer to my dream

Me with a peace sign at GE podium

Today marks the day that I am one step closer to becoming an official staff of GE. The whole reception today started off with a simple rehearsal and then, continued with the introduction of all the pre-offered. In between, we had a couple of CEOs from different businesses who gave us the welcome messages saying how proud we should be to be able to join the GE family. Had an absolutely enjoyable time with my future colleagues and this makes me really want to start working as soon as possible ! It takes time to explain everything that happened today so I am leaving you with the pictures to explain to you. Enjoy them ! 🙂

GE Pre-offered 2009 Batch Reception Event

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Good news for me

GE Looks to Tap Local Financial Market

From Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 (Bernama) — General Electric International Inc. (GE), is looking to tap the Malaysian financial market in a bid to expand its presence in the country, said its market development director, Megat Shahrul Azmir Nordin.

“The GE group at present, does not have a presence in the Malaysian financial market. But we are looking for an opportunity to work with local banks,” Megat Shahrul told reporters after a luncheon talk on “Developing, Inspiring & Retaining Great Leaders – the GE Way”, here Monday.

Megat Shahrul however indicated that, no formal discussions had yet materialised with regards to GE’s plan.

GE Group via its financial arm, GE Money, is involved in banking and credit services to consumers, retailers and mortgage lenders in nearly 50 countries.

Asked if the company was eyeing mergers or acquisitions, Megat said: “We are open to these prospects. But we believe working together is better than setting up new structures.”

GE is one of the worlds largest corporations with a market capitalisation of US$330 billion.

In Malaysia, GE investments exceed RM1.0 billion. GE works closely with local infrastructure providers – supplying equipment and services – such as Tenaga Nasional, Petronas, Malayan Railways (KTM) and local water authorities.

In June this year, the company invested US$5 million for the expansion of its aircraft engine overhaul and service maintenance shop in Subang. It also added the capability to repair and overhaul the high performance, low risk CFM56-5B aircraft engine.

Megat Shahrul explained that GE was delighted to continuously invest in Malaysia, as the country was highly forward looking.

“In the Iskandar Malaysia economic corridor, for example, we are working closely with the UEM Group and look forward to supplying high technology equipment.

“GE is always supportive of the Malaysian governments effort to develop the country,” said Megat Shahrul.

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As most of you already known, I will be working for GE Japan under the Financial Management Program (a prestigious GE program to nurture future global financial leaders, so to say) from next April and reading this piece of news, which was forwarded to me by a good friend of mine who’s also in GE Japan already under the same program (not disclosing his name for privacy but for those people who know both him and me would probably know who he is already by now), gave me some assurance that I am taking the right step in choosing GE as the start for my career. First of all, I was surprised to hear that GE’s not in the Malaysian financial market yet and getting myself prepared here in Japan under this very program for when they do start off in the Malaysian financial market, it does sound like something good.

Anyway, I have always wanted to be in the business area since young and after coming to Japan, I realized I wanted to go further on globally to see the world and at the same time, being involved in the development of a new business back at home. I had other choices besides GE FMP like venture capital in the local internet business (which did sounded real good as well because it was a chance to pioneer a new area from Japan) but I am glad to have made the choice because it is by far, the best choice I can make since it has cleared up all the conditions of what I wanted as an ideal future career. Tough it maybe, but I am up for the challenge. So, I consider this piece of news, a piece of good news for me to read. Thanks, buddy, you know who you are and I think this is just the good chance for the two of us, who had made the choice.

GE FMP Prospective Employees Gathering Party

GE FMP Prospective Employees Gathering Party

Anassa, the venue for the gathering party

I’ve just received an e-mail from GE just now regarding a gathering party for the prospective employees of FMP for the year 2009. According to the e-mail, it will be held at a Mediterranean cuisine restaurant which is situated inside the Akasaka Biz Tower in the newly opened area called Akasaka Sacas. I’ve already confirmed my attendance on that day which is going to be on the 24th April and am really looking forward to it because on that day, we will be meeting the Finance Leaders of GE Japan who will be our mentors for the program. This is my first time trying out Mediterranean food and that is also something I will be looking forward to as well. I guess the best thing of all, I will be meeting all of my future colleagues (if they all do attend) and definitely this gathering would really make me feel that I am already a part of GE. Yippee ! *hehe*

GE wants me !

Endoru GE

Leadership Program at GE Japan
Financial Management Program (FMP)

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Endoru Finance
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It’s official now ! At exactly 7:18 pm tonight, I finally got the long awaited call from GE’s HR department and I knew at that very moment, I’ve got the job, the job that I really wanted all this while. Although I knew before hand that if I were to get the call today, which means ‘good news’, I was controlling my happy soul in order not to shriek out hysterically in front of the person in charge of informing me tonight. Oh well, I knew that if I weren’t able to get the call I would definitely get a nervous breakdown and am glad that God did not allow that to happen. So, my life in the next coming years after graduating my master degree will be with GE. Anyway, I would like to shout out my thanks to everyone who has been so kind and supportive throughout my whole job hunting which actually began around June last year. I did went through all sorts of trials which include the death of my beloved grandma but I am glad I made it through and finally, able to detour my life towards the goal that I always have been yearning for. Peace and I will update you all more later ! Gosh, I am so damn happy about this !

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