A Whole New World

Oh boy, it’s been a really long time huh? This year has been a real roller-coaster ride for me. I left my earlier job of 8 years, spent 2 months looking for a job, and finally found one in the building right next to my old office. Oh ironies of ironies!

I shall not dwell on the reasons that led to my sudden decision to give up the comforts of my old job, since I don’t think it’s ethical to talk bad about your previous employer on such a public place like the Internet. Let’s just say I had great passion for my job, and the 8 years I spent there were definitely the most memorable times of my life. Although I miss my old comrades terribly, I’m more and more convinced that I made the right choice. I was getting too comfortable for my own good. This realization hit me each and every time I went for an interview. I needed more challenges, technically and career-wise. I was also too dependent on my leader of that time, who acted as the big brother for the rest of us, and it was time to learn to take care of myself.

It’s been almost a month since I started my new job. The job scope looked like what I did before, but yet was also unfamiliar to me. The technologies used and the development platform used is totally different to what I was used to. I’m the only female developer in the office, where as the ladies were the majority in my old job. My current team is not as chatty as my previous team, and the company culture was different as well. There are lots to learn and catch up with, but I’m gradually settling in and starting to see some light.

The good thing about being located near your previous company is that you get to meet-up and lunch with your ex-colleagues regularly. The down side of course, is that you’re bound to bump into your old bosses or other people whom you’ll rather not talk about your new job with. But then again, Singapore is a small country.

With all the reading and catching up I need to do, I probably will not be updating and posting to this blog regularly for quite a while. I know some of the links in the Podcasts and Links pages are outdated, but I haven’t had the time to sit down and update them one by one. Please bear with me for the time-being. Meanwhile, you might want to checkout my Tumblr page, which I plan to use as some sort of aggregate site, where posts from here and some my other site will be reflected here. It’s also a place where I can easily share short rantings and musings on the go.

I have to get back to my reading again. Until next time, adios!

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