Sunday, July 31, 2011

When Mom goes to the Club? Motherclub!

Maternity wear Hunting!

with Hubby and got myself...

4 items for only RM289.10

1) 3 pants
2 for work pants & 1 active wear

Its stretchable fabric & its very comfy!


Adjustable size.
I took myself M size and after adjusting, it can fit 4-5 months baby bump.

and yeah, 1 cardigan. ( I didnt have the picture with me)

Investment?
2 working pants at Rm159. After 50%+10% (Metrojaya's member), its only Rm71.55 each!
Lycra Maternity pants at RM99 , after less is only RM89.10
Cardigan at RM89, after less is only RM56.88

Not bad huh?


My Feedback
The pants are very comfy and the price is reasonable. The size is bigger compared to "9 months" which I have to get myself "L" size and i can easily tell it will not fit me in 1 month time.
"Modernmum" in KLCC offer a wide selection of apparel & quite trendy.
"Motherclub" dresses in KLCC & The Curve are just not in as the pattern is outdated.
"Dynas Nursing Attire" in The Curve is totally in! You can get Kaftan, Long Dresses, Traditional Kurung, variety of Nursing attire and the Work attire is just classy! Price range from RM80-RM500.
I did some window shop in Sunway Pyramid a year ago and it has few choice of Maternity shop.
I will need to go again this time.

Ok, enough for today.

It's POSITIVE or NEGATIVE?


I missed my period for 8 days and I decided to check with home pregnancy test.

and the Result......


.....


......

is

......


Yes. Read between the lines :)


To reconfirm on the result, I did ultrasound The lil tiny is 11.9mm (1.2cm) and it's 5 weeks.

Alhamdullillah, Thank You Allah for the gift.


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Another scars! Can Bio Oil helps?

Another scars,
I am not to sure what caused this but Doc said maybe its from the bed bug? or allergy to something?

arrggghhh,
Mom in law bought the Bio Oil for me.
Heard good testimoni on the Bio Oil
but some of my friends are not getting any result.

Some even suggested other such as-Vit E Oil, n some others name i cant recall.

Its July and i started to apply Bio Oil.
Let's see if its really proven?
I'll shall my testimoni with you guys once there's improvement ya.

Selamat mencuba!

Monday, July 18, 2011

I made my macarons!

I am big fan of macarons!

My aunty (Asu) came back from Dubai for her summer holiday.
She decided to bring me along for her macarons class with Nomie Aziz.

While waiting for class to start, we did some reading on macarons.
Yeah, Mad About Macarons!


Some of the tools to make macarons.


After piping the macarons, time to let it dry.

Yes! Bake it!

Gadget to make macarons filling, the termometer.
A friend of mine saw this pic and asked "ni nak buat bom ke nak buat macarons?"
haha


Filling time.
Yeah! the macarons.
Sorry for the shape and the filling.

Takpe, practice makes perfect! :)


Yay, bring home.
Macarons worth Rm90!
Macarons easily available at :
  • Whisk, Empire Shopping Gallery at RM2 per piece.
  • Harrods, KLCC at Rm23 for 5 pieces
  • Also available online in some blogs

This was part of our sifoo, Kak Nomie, it's her collection.
Tower of macarons!

Thanks Asu for sponsoring me for this macarons class :)
Thanks Kak Nomie for sharing her expertise in making macarons.


You may also want to check out her blog, specialize in Kek Lapis Sarawak
http://www.keklapis.com/01/component/k2/itemlist/user/67-nomieaziz.html


Time to practice! I gotta shop for the tools, 'gadget' and the ingredients.
Will update on the output. I hope its gonna be a macarons and not cookie. hehe

If you ask me, was it hard to make macarons?
The ingredient, the steps are simple but you really have to take goooooodd care of the macarons.

Cant wait to try the recipe!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Malaysia Airlines Walk In Interview (Part 2)

Ok, now that you get some ideas for the interview,
lets move on.

Once the preliminary stage is done, you will need to be back in the Hall/Auditorium and wait for the result.

F.A.Q on Preliminary Stage
  • Does they take all 6 candidates? What are the success rate? Well, it depends on how you perform during the interview. If all 6 is good, they will select all 6 for the next round.
  • Why did the panel asked me too much question compare to other candidate? 2 things can happen. 1. They really like you and interested on you and they just wanted to know more about you. 2. They see the potential in you but you didn't speak out, they are trying to throw question one after another to help you.
  • Can I speak in Bahasa Melayu? English is a must. Cabin crew travels around the world and there are non Malaysian passenger on board who do not speak Bahasa Melayu.
  • Can I wear braces? I will remove my braces next month, can I go for the interview? They used to accept people with braces with condition they must remove the braces before they joined the training. However in most cases, successful candidate extend their braces treatment and didn't remove on time. My advise, remove your braces or wait until your braces is removed and then go for the interview :) I did that too :)
  • Points during preliminary stage- Your communication skills, English! English! They way you make others pay attention at you, the more interesting you are, you'll stand a higher chance, they way you are in overall- grooming-your attire, your hair, they way you look, makeup.
  • How long does it takes for Stage 1-Preliminary stage? Approximately 30 mins for the panel to ask all 6 candidates. Average of 5 mins per candidate. So use this 5 min at your level best! (Oh ya, Preliminary stage with Singapore Airlines took 10 candidates at one time and only 1 or 2 are selected- they do have some quota)
  • May I know why I am not selected for the next stage/ fail in the Prelim stage? All results are confidential. If i may suggest, read / google entry/ posting on the cabin crew interview and you might be able to get more info/details within a few clicks!
  • Sometimes, they may ask you "DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION?" Please do ask question with value/ show that you are beauty with brains.

Do not ask this

  • Who is the CEO of Malaysia Airlines?
  • How many aircraft MAS have in total?
  • Where does Malaysia Airlines fly to?
You should have do some research on the company before you go for the interview. At minimum, you should know the history and latest news on the company. Simple, just go to their official website. In this case, www.malaysiaairlines.com.

When you ask, avoid question that showing you are lack of knowledge on the company. Maybe you can ask a higher level question, (I'm just suggesting, you can always ask any question you have in mind, no question is bad question. Every question is a good question.

My suggestion, If it's me,
  • Do you think I'm potential for the job?
  • Do you think I am the right candidate for the job?
  • If I were selected for this job, when I can start training? How long it takes? What will be covered in the syllabus?
My logic- I'm serious about this job. I want to fly and I want to know what they think of me. I want to know more of the training & I cant wait to be part of Malaysia Airlines.


Ok, 2nd stage, INTERACTIVE SESSION. Some cases, the GROOMING STAGE can be before the interactive session. (Depends on the Recruitment team)


INTERACTIVE SESSION
Points to score: Teamwork, Communication Skills

In a group of 4, they will give a topic (it can be any topic), and you are given 10-15 mins to discuss on the topic. There is no right or wrong. It's how you interact and be part of a team.

Topics may differ, again, depends on the panel/facilitator. Just to give you some ideas;
  • Technology. Does it bring people closer or the other way? Discuss with your team members
  • The advantages & disadvantages of ...... (can be any topic)

How to score points?

  • To start, you can offer yourself to initiate/ get your team member to participate. E.g Amy, Nelly, Chin and David, would you like to start first? (Do remember their names or at least have some introduction or get to know them while you are waiting for your turn before you enter the room). Tips: If you know your team mates, you might be able to know and address your passenger better. Wouldn't you be happier if someone you just knew, remember your name and address you properly? Or you can say " May I start first?"... after doing the introduction, you can say "What do you think Amy?" , "David, would you like to share with us your opinion? Tips: You are a good team player because you allow others to be in the discussion, making them noticeable, blend/interact well with others. Isn't just a bonus point for you?
  • To end, you and your team need to have some conclusion/agreement on the topic. You can say " So what do you think? Should we agree that.... ? " and thank all your team mates and also the panel. Tips: Good negotiation/communication skills. Able to make people together in a team. It's very important as when you fly, your set crew is different and you will need to adjust yourself with new friends and get to know with people that you just got to know few hours back.
F.A.Q on Interactive Session
  • I give better idea than the rest, why am I not selected? There's no good or bad idea.
  • Most of the time, I am the one who gave idea and talk while the rest is not participating, why am I not selected? It's a interactive session, team work is needed. If you are the one who do the talking, you are not good enough as you didnt allow the rest to join or get interested to join you.
  • My English/communication skills better than others, why they are selected and not me? They need candidates with good English and just not that- teamwork counts!

GROOMING STAGE
Grooming check in Grooming room. What do I do here?
  • Walk. Not necessary to catwalk, its all about deportment and how you carry yourself
  • Weight check.
  • Skin check - Face, Hands, Legs (area where scars is not visible when using uniform)
  • Makeup. You dont have to be a makeup pro, at min, pls apply basic makeup and cover your visible scars. Some candidate is not as pretty as others but she/he got selected because they think this candidate can be taught more on Grooming and will look more presentable & better after undergo the Grooming class. And of course, other criteria like Communication skills does carry weight.
  • Overall grooming- Face, neck, teeth, eyes, hands, legs.

and finally, the FINAL ROUND!
  • 4 to 5 candidate and 3 panel interviewer
  • Deeper question compared to the Preliminary stage
  • 10-20 mins per session, depends on the panel
Sample of Question
  • What is your strength & weakness?
  • Who is your idol and why?
  • More of your past working experience such as How do you handle difficult situation?
  • Ok, Amy, now that you've listened what David says, tell us interesting facts about David. (Be alert and listen when other candidates is talking. They might ask you to repeat what they says- Tips: Listening skills and pay attention to others)
  • Tell us what do you know about the Company?
and the list goes on, it can be just anything! You can google for sample of question for interview. There's a lot!


Ok, with that, I hope this would help you to be prepared for the interview.
All the best!

Feel free to drop me any question/comment at the chat box on your right.
I will try my best to answer and help you.

Note: This is based on my experience as panel interviewer and also as candidates. Since many asked me the tips, so i think it would be good if i share it with all of you.

:) Thank you.








Malaysia Airlines Walk In Interview (Part 1)



Yeah, as promised, i will share on tips for MAS Cabin Crew interview.

You may check out MAS official web for job opportunities with MAS
http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/careers/join-us.html

Yes. The World's Best Cabin Staff.
You can look for the requirement in the website.

It's coming!
Here is your chance to be part of the World's Best Cabin Crew.


Ok, some of you must be wondering the stages & process for the interview.
I can share from my past experience but pls take note that the sequence or the stages might be changed.

Entry
  • Download the application form, print & bring it along during the day. You can get it here.
Avoid unnecessary question
  • What if I left my form at home? They will supply form during registration but you are just wasting your time.
  • Do I really have to bring my cert, letter of application? Well, ask yourself again, are you serious about getting this job and going for the interview?
  • What if I forgot to bring? You MUST REMEMBER. Do your homework and get yourself prepared. Get enough sleep.
  • I don't have my photo with me. Ask yourself again, are you serious about this job?
  • I am just 17 years old, I am 140cm only, can I apply? Try and read the requirement again until you understand. Do not waste your time if you do not meet the requirement.
READING INSTRUCTION IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT.
IF YOU ARE THE BEST CANDIDATE, YOU SHOULD BE WELL PREPARED AND UNDERSTAND EVERY REQUIREMENT AND INSTRUCTION.
  • Bring along your passport photograph pic. (Not necessary to bring your full length 4R/5R pic-at the end of the day, we want to see the real you and not the photoshop image of you). I came across a photo of one candidate, she looks as perfect ever. I was waiting for the candidate to enter the room as I think she really got the face. To my surprise, when she came in- it was too good to be true! so there's is no point having the best photoshop photo of you if it doesn't represent the real you. Oh ya, once I had Emirates interview and they requested the candidate to bring a full length 4R pic, before they actually que to get in the hall, recruitment team actually check their pic and compare with the real them. If the pics looks too perfect, candidate needs to take a new photo. - oh ya, Emirates hired agency for photo booth and charged them RM25 per photo and no CD will be given.
  • Its a must to have your SPM cert as the entry level for this job is SPM. Do make sure you meet the min requirement else don't waste your time trying. For some cases, candidate giving excuse- Cert was missing-flood,burnt when the house was caught in fire,got stolen)- You can always ask the school to get/reprint a copy of your SPM cert. If you left it at home-please find your way back and take it with you for the interview. If you have a higher qualification- Diploma, Degree, Master & etc- you are most welcome to apply but you would need your SPM cert too. The basic pay will be the same regardless to your higher qualification. Other airlines such as Singapore Airlines & Emirates are offering a different basic pay based on the qualification.
  • Please bring along your letter of application, resume, original and certified true copies of
    academic certificates, IC and a recent passport-sized photograph (non-returnable) and completed Malaysia Airlines Job Application Form. Google and look for sample of letter of application and resume. There's always a first time for you. I will share with you my sample of Resume and tips of writing resume. SOON ya :)
  • Candidates are advised to dress appropriately (office attire) for the interview (t-shirt, slippers and jeans are not allowed). Female candidates are encouraged to wear kebaya. Ok, this is very simple. You can wear formal and be presentable. Ladies can wear the kebaya- it will be more likely for the interviewer/panel to imagine you in the real MAS kebaya and see if you got the cut to be a crew. You can always wear your formal attire-either match it with skirts/long pants. Hair for the ladies-you can bun it, you can blow it nicely and let it go.
Ok, now that you understand the entry requirement.
Let's see how is the stages like. (It might change)


Interview Stages
  • Register, check for all documents-resume, application letter, SPM cert & etc.
  • Get your Q- Number. Registration counter will close at 12 noon so pls be early. Mind you, there are more than 500-1000 candidates, you may want to come early and get early number and be prepared to stay through out the interview process for the whole day.
  • Height and weight check. Minimum height (weight in proportion): 165cm (male) / 157cm (female). Weight to be ideal with your height. Google for BMI calculator to know more. Yes, will measure you with a bare feet/ without your shoes.
  • Holding Area. Most of the time, you will need to be sitted in the Hall/Auditorium and there will be a slide show of MAS cabin crew, the benefit & etc. You will need to wait for your turn before you get into the interview rooms. Normally, for KL round held in MAS Academy, there will be about 10 interview room. (They will select randomly for you). They will call 6 candidates to be in 1 room.
  • Preliminary. This is a very important stage. First impression counts as you need to get their attention within this 5min session. There will be 6 candidates seated together one row & face the panel interviewer. There will be 2 panel. You can put your things at the table provided at the back of the room and be seated. (They may arrange you to seat by name or you can chose to seat- depends on the panel and just wait for their instruction. From this moment, everything you do will count! The walk you walk, way you sit. Do smile! and keep a good body language. During this stage, they will ask you to introduce yourself. and maybe basic question (question may differ and depends on panel). Area to look at the candidate : English and Communications skills.


Sample/Basic Questions

Here are sample of question. It's not a guarantee question but you can start to think of it and be prepared. Please do not memorize it, know it by your heart and be yourself :)
  • Tell us about yourself -Do not drag. (you can start with greeting the panel and also the rest of the candidates & smile!)
  • Why are you here today? -Because you want the job & you are interested to become a crew.
  • Why do you want to be a cabin crew? 99% of candidate will say "I want to be a cabin crew because it's my dream job since i was a kid. I love to travel and meet people". Imagine if you are panel interviewer, and towards end of the day you are hearing the same script for more than 1000+ times in numbers of interview session for years and years? Aren't you get bored? If I may suggest, try to rephrase / make it different so that the panel will be more likely to pay attention at you because you are just unique.You can try and google fun/different way to introduce yourself .


TIPS ON "TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF"



Con't
  • Why do we need a cabin crew in flight? (key word: safety & to comfort passenger)
  • What is the role/responsibility of cabin crew? (key word: safety & to comfort passenger)
  • Why do you think we should select you as cabin crew?
  • In 3 words, what type of person you are?
  • What is your preparation before you come for the interview? To show you are really prepare and serious about getting the job.
  • If we are a group of tourist, suggest a place that we must see and go in Malaysia/international?
  • One of the benefit/privilege for Airline staff is they are entitle for Annual FOC ticket, where will you go & why?
  • (Knowing that you are from Penang, or etc...), Tell us the famous tourist spot/places that we must go in Penang/etc. Show that you know interesting places in your hometown/place of birth.


When I attended Singapore & Emirates interview, the preliminary question as follow:
  • If you were a fruit, what fruit best represent you & why?
  • Lets say you are given a chance to do plastic surgery, which part of your body that you will choose for surgery and why? Be careful, this can be tricky. E.g If you say you want to fix your teeth- GOTCHA! They know that your teeth is not good, E.g You say you want to have big eyes because your eyes is small/sepet- You are telling them that something is not right with your eyes. E.g You say you want to have a perfect skins and no scars- Opss! You are about to show them you have a lot of scars and for this job, they prefer candidate with good skin and of course, we do have scars- as long as its not visible when wearing the uniform.
  • What is your favorite show/movie?

Ok, i will continue on the next stages soon.
Stay tune :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

My dream is to become a Stewardess.

I'm sure some of you have seen this pic,
it was me when i was 10.
Yes, my dream is to become a stewardess
I'm one step closer to my dream when I was offered a job opportunity with Malaysia Airlines as Marketing Executive. I joined the company on 3 Aug 2009.

And so i forgot my dream job. Having the thought that i can still contribute to Malaysia Airlines even i'm not flying as crew.

I've been wanting to fly as crew and I guess i can forget my dream.
There was few cabin crew intake, I wanted to join so badly.

And to my surprise, I was invited to become a panel interviewer.
Yes, INTERVIEWER.

So i took this chance to brush my interviewing skills. It was a good experience and exposure.
I was on the panel for few intakes.

and finally i have the guts, I really feel i need to make my dream come true.
(before this happens, i decided to wear my braces for 2nd time)

It was just a minimal treatment as not much to do.
I wanted to do a cosmetic dentistry but dentist recommended me to go for natural way (save money on maintenance as cosmetic dentistry is big of investment and not easy to maintain)

This was before and after treatment. I took me 9 months.
The treatment duration was short- i guess because this my 2nd time wearing and teeth is behaving well. Thank you.

Dentist was impressed with the progress.


This was how my braces look like.
Upper teeth- I used clear bracket
Lower teeth- normal bracket
and finally, i decided to pursue with my dream and forgo my current job as marketing person.
I no longer as panel interviewer and this time as interviewee.

Alhamdullilah, I was offered to become a crew.
Dream came true :) Thank you Malaysia Airlines!


It was a long journey.

I so cant wait my report duty day on 9th May.
I was so overjoyed!

But somehow.
I might be happy but others may not be happy of my decision to fly.

and so i decided to stay as Marketing person.
I let go of my dream.
Deep in my heart i know it hurts to let go what ive been chasing for all this while.

It was a very tough time.
I think God has decide the best for me.
At least i know my dream comes true.

so, that was all the story about me & my dream.

By the way, lets talk about this.
Your dream! (yes, if you dream to become a cabin crew and serve Malaysia Airlines).

Check this out;


Yes, its coming!

Do stay for more updates on tips for the interview
(from my experience- I'd like to share with you guys)

Stay tune!






Yes! Updated!


Hi all!Because of this **** rally,

I had to stay at home and finally, blog updated.

Before

New layout

It's been a while i didnt update my page.
It took me hours! (finding it hard to edit, all skills are gone!)

Ok, now, i will start posting.
Yay!