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About joandrachin

Henry David Thoreau once wrote: 'Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit and resign yourself to the influences of each'

Market Madness

just wanted to remind myself that i have hit the 25th edition of TBB’s. how CRAZY is that!!

incidentally, sign up is still happening! ­čÖé http://www.thebloombazaar.com ­čÖé

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Aspire to Achieve Greatness

In the final┬ádays of high school over 15 years ago (gasp!) and with the dreaded SPM results looming (yes I know it sounds like forever ago), I harbored a small (& wishful) thought of maybe, just maybe and a little bit of you-never-know attitude of going to┬áPratt Institute in New York to study something in design (but i couldn’t draw to save my life). Yeappp, I had some mighty big dreams.

Needless to say, once reality hit (in the form of the parental (s) saying no way no how) so I chose to explore options. I picked a local college; with the provision it would be an ‘arty’ school and proceeded to bury myself in the world of┬áMass Communication focusing on Film&TV. Many years later, after a stint overseas and back again I finally figured out what I want to do for the rest of my life; and it has almost nothing to do with Film or TV… wish someone could have pointed it out once I finished local college..

These days┬ánot only do you still have uni / college fairs or roadshow to attend; there are┬ácareer and networking fairs to help you kick-start your future in the corporate world.┬áThe one and only┬á#graduanaspire is a┬áhighly anticipated career and networking fair; first conducted in Kuala Lumpur in 2011. When the whole idea of career networking began to take flight, GRADUAN ASPIRE extended its reach to East Malaysia┬á(specifically Sarawak)┬álast year. Its debut in Kuching saw more than 5,000┬áyoung ‘uns┬álearning of the opportunities available to them, and taking into account some of the country’s leading corporations┬álike┬áNestle, Shell, Alliance Bank and PETRONAS were able to secure some of Sarawak’s finest to join their organisations.

Not only is there absolutely total┬áaccess to some of Malaysia’s biggest corporations and institutions, the GRADUAN ASPIRE BORNEO 2015 will be one of the┬ámost integrated┬ácareer fairs of all time┬áin Sarawak. There will be over 20 corporations from all industries; including LAFARGE, NAIM, INTEL, PRESS METAL, BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO and so many more.┬áSeriously, such greatness is NOT TO BE MISSED!

Event info:

Date      : March 14, 2015 (Saturday)

Time      : 10am to 5pm

Venue  : Pullman Hotel Kuching, Sarawak.

Website: http://www.graduan.com/aspire

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This event is organised by GRADUAN, the GRADUAN ASPIRE BORNEO 2015 will be opened to the public on 14th March 2015, from 10am to 5pm at the Pullman Hotel in Kuching, Sarawak.┬áFor more information or to register for MalaysiaÔÇÖs premier career and postgraduate fair, log on to graduan.com/aspire

It’s almost the end of the yearrrr!

My favourite time of the year; the festivities, the food, the catchups and best of all the HHOOLLIIDDAAYYYY ­čÖé have a few bazaars and events planned for end of Nov to early Dec but after thatttt.. Yahooooo!

Come 23rd December, I have officially been living in Kuching 4 years! Holey moley!

Hpweverrrrrrr, I am totally looking forward to the getaway and also the not-doing-anything.. (Because I really am doing something even if I’m working in my jammies at home!) seriously ­čÖé

What are your holiday plans?

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New venue for #tbb18 :)

It’s been some time coming, but we are having the next bloom bazaar at a BRANDDDD NEWWWWW VENUEEEE! And maybe it’s just me but it’s just mad crazy that we are now at bazaar #18!

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If you would like to join or know of someone who is an online entrepreneur; point them in the direction of http://www.thebloombazaar.com cos we still have some space for rent! Or just to come and shop ­čÖé

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EXCITED-ness ­čÖé

Hindsight is 20/20

I’ve heard it said before and always thought what does that mean? I mean, if I knew in advance what would have happened; would it change my decision or action or would I have done things differently?

Honestly I don’t know.. I would say probably it would have made some kind of difference or for all I know it may not make any difference. But it doesn’t mean I don’t want to know (who doesn’t want to know their future?)

Anyways, just a little reminder that regardless of everything; this Instagram post I found on Pinterest rang some of my bells ­čÖé

Happy Monday!

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Be your truest you.

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In this stage of my life; where my passion and our ideas are merging, work is non-conformist and I just am so excited about it all that I’m mentally jumping up and down like a giddy child :), and it is in this stage of my life that I truly appreciate who I have become, the people I have met and my support system. Because it is in this stage of life where everything is fluid and so multiple-faceted that it’s either all connected or I’m just plain cray-cray for taking it all on at the same time..

Gotta love the craziness, gotta love the ballsyness and definitely gotta love the love. Thank you God for it all ­čÖé seriously ­čÖé

Hello you warrior you!

#throwback

Was going through my old blog (which has been deactivated now) and could not help myself but save some goodies ­čÖé and some of my posts just made me cringeeeeeee! Was good (and funny) to look back at myself and my thought patterns of 2003 – 2007 ­čÖé

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(One of the MMAANNYYYY ladies nights and if I’m not mistaken this was quite memorable!)

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(We were meant to see each other at the bus stop on Symonds St!! Because look at where we are now me dear!)

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(We look so young nettey-girllllll)

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(All about signs; and it was a sign to connect then and now babe!)

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(There were some crazy mad times, so many burst out laughing times but most of all the times I had with you 3 were just beyond awesome!)

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(You two never fail to make me laugh and cringe at the same time, love you too bits!)

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(#familyrocksmysocks)

To all the wonderful people who influenced and gave me all the invaluable experiences (some unwanted ones) while I was navigating the treacherous roads of my 20’s; I owe you one! Love you long time ­čÖé

Taking it in Bite Sizes

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[you know who you are; we don’t need to talk everyday but we got each other’s backs no matter what!]

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[A concept I am slowly working on, tinkering away on my ‘burner’.. Serious WIP]

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[happening in a few days, soooo crazy that it’s number 16!!]

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[more details later on this but let me tell you, it’s going to be huge!!]

Stay tuned for more soon ­čÖé