Satu Harapan Membara & Menyala. Kan Menyinari PerjalananKu. Sejauh Langit Biru Takkan Ku Berpatah Arang.
Although initially I had a ‘premature goosebump’ (refer to the before entry), I’m so glad that I chose to come to KL when everything happened! Although undeniably the journey was intense with bickerings and lotsa serpent tongue-ed moments but eventually everything went well. Sikit2x masalah tu aderla tapi semua berjalan dgn baik. The initial plan that saya akan charter a taxi at Menara Tabung Haji was scrapped due to :-
1) The urgence of my mom that my sis shud hantar me coz she was scare at the idea of me boarding the taxi alone;
2) KL was no overly crowded aka traffic jam; masih boleh lg squeeze in ke dalam Golden Triangle tu
Anyway, although i’m kinda uncomfortable about the idea of taking the taxi alove (becouase taxi drivers in KL are known for their notorious cutthroating of the greenhorn passengers’ money); I was willing to try that if Kakak tak sempat masuk office. Anyway, Ayah managed to drop me at a walking distance nearby the hotel. The turnout for the AFFIN BANK assessment turned out to be quite a number!Out of 2000 applicants, we rae the so-called 200 shortlisted la. People came all throughout Malaysia and I had the chance to meet new people ; Hafiz the Johorean card credit salesman, his friend Azizul, Shuhaimi the Kedahan-now-resides-in-KL-for-almost-9 months, Zalina, the Bank Trainees aficianado Gombak girl, the UM’s microbiology student Tan, Perakian Sime Darby trainee Gopi, etc. We were clicked and enjoyed each others’ companion like we had known each others’ for ages.
Sebenarnya peringkat saringan yg dilakukan adalah seperti PTD; peringkat assesment yg saya pegi ni mainly all about essay writings, public speaking, case studies; all conducted and supposedly composed in English. Kalau berjaya baru dipanggil interview. The truth, saya taknak mengharap sangat sepertimana yg telah saya lakukan dalam PTD. Tapi yg pasti, I enjoyed myself seperti assesment PTD and I’m being honest; menjadi diri sendiri. Kalaopun saya takda rezeki, saya mmg gembira dapat menimba new experience dan met new people! Sempatlah jugak did pavement walking masa nak pegi Solat Jumaat kat Masjid Jalan Hang Tuah with Shuhaimi who happened to be a very nice person to rely on. I guess the connection of Kedah brought the sense of bond (hehe). Anyway, I had the chance to have tete-a-tete with AFFIN BANK’s Chief HR Officer, Encik Ahmad Ghuzal Mohd Tahir and some of the officers and of course Mr Majid, the officer who called me bgtau inteview tu (yg last 2 weeks tu) yg keep making a friendly gesture, which is cool !
According to the initial plan, the assesment patutnya habis pukul 6pm tapi dipercepatkan pukul 4pm. Agak menjadi masalah for me since Kakak keluar office 5pm lebih and her presence is compulsory sbb nak jadi penunjuk jalan to my father (Ayah tak tau jalan in KL). But an offer from Shuhaimi I couldn’t resist menyebabkan I opt for another alternative memudahkan semuanya. He asked me to join him naik monorel dan komuter since we are to lead to the same path; his in Bandar Salak Selatan while I could turun at Serdang. Since I’m in no position of passing any chance of exploring this new world on my own, I accepted the offer. Shuhaimi became a tour guide-sorta and explained all the neccesary things when travelling by public transportation ni. At KL Sentral he showed me places I could opt kalou2x nak datang sendiri (restrooms,railway stations,etc) and he even belanja komuter’s tiket ke Serdang! Thanks Shuhaimi!~
I know these trasncription sounds exaggerating but you have to understand I’m a newbie in KL. So by discovering new things make me liberated and happy that I dont have to bother my family and at least could travel on my own ass (provided someone showed me la mula2x tu camna nak travel kan?). Memang memorable jugaklah perjalanan ke KL kali ni and my dearly nephew Rifqi pun dah semakin rotund! Hahha, dah pandai dah tersengih (tapi kalao throw tantrum tu parah la!). Andd Oh, I met up with Naz kat Putrajaya masa nak amik Kakak. Nice to see him as a PTD (jeles nyer..hehe) and rupanya dekat sgt his office ngan my sis (opposite). And we also ambik Abg zam from his training-to-Haji hub at Tabung Haji’s Kelana Jaya. Me and Ayah balik ke Kedah, boarding the 10pm bus and it was nice to have road trip ngan ayah since this was his first time balik guna bas. On whole, it was a beyond-say experience!~
Harapan Ku Membawa Kaki Melangkah. Melakar Rasa Kehadirannya. Kan Terpahat Namaku Di Ingatan Mu.
P/s : Lagu “Satu Harapan” by Jaclyn Victor which happened to be the first song I heard after the PTD-fallen out etched an emotional boost for me in all this hullabaloo. Never like her voice but this song is melodically and lyrically powerful! Hate to admit but this song did make me cry and bersemangat to menghadapi these rainy days because of it’s powerful lyric.
* NOTIFICATION UPDATES :
AFFIN Bank Officer Miss Nadia called me just now informing that I’ve made the cut for the interview! Alhamdulillah. It’s scheduled to be on either 16th or 17th but flexible upon further confirmation. To all my friends and family, thanks for all the prayers and soothing words !