Damn. I just had a ‘preliminary interview’ via telephone just now with this so called UK-based company Marcus-Evans Vice President ( I guess?!). DAMN! Talking to this caucasian was like a spank-in-the-a##! The accent is THICK and i have to like "PARDON ME?" over and over again! GOD! I felt like I’m so clueless and when he explained the working scope and the philosophy of the company, I was like = WHAT ARE YOU TALKING THEREEE??? (dalam hati jer la). Dahla his voice was like sayup2x and I barely heard what he was saying. At last I told him, "I’m sorry but your accent is too thick and I can’t identify what ur saying"…and he was like " Oh, i’m not a Malaysian. Does my name sounds a Malaysian to u?" ERRK? HUN, I AIN’T KNOW WHACCHA NAME THERE ‘COZ ALL I HEARD YOU EY JUST GRUMBLIN’ THERE!! …and the Vice President was like " Shahrill, why are u so tensed? Relaxxx (in the caucasian tone) and was like laughing too when I make fool of myself. Guess the charm works though?! *erk?* And typically, when i’m nervous, i potrayed this ‘bubble-gum innocent cutie-pie with goofball grin’ image talking to him (tapi dlm ati I was like GET A GRIPP SHAHRILL!!).
Damn, obviously I’m not scoring this sales-management executive thingy since he was like being temperamental when i said I can’t make it on Monday or this Tuesday for aN ‘INTEVIEW’. Throughout the conversation I was like dying to hang up the phone!!! Neeway, talking to a caucasian makes me wonder that my english isn’t so good. Need to brush up moreee! Geez, they are so different from the movies coz in movies each words are accentuated properly but for native speaker = BUMMER!! I think i need to brush up my english lagi. Guess Kat or Am dont’ have this problema, huh? (hehee). I guess it’s all about being poised and having confidence. Well, it’s not like I can’t speak or couldnt utter anything; it’s just there are so many ‘uum.." and "you know" to accentuate words and I don’t like that. And he asked:
- "What drives u" ? I simply said "My guts". He was bewildered and I just said .."well,it’s more like passion. When I have passion for something, i will strive the very best,etc" = DANK!
Nontheless, nice experience although I did feel a lil bit of silly, laughing LOUD ( FAKE LAUGH ACTUALLY) like Cameron Diaz in There’s Something About Mary all the way throughout the conversation. U know, GOOFBALL GRINNING! Yikesss~!