It’s Here! It’s Here!

Finally! The entire process was not as long as I have expected. No queue, no crowd.

I reached KL Convention Centre around 14:30, although I have booked the 14:00 slot. So I’d expecting a big crowd and long queue but to my surprise, it was not. But yes, there was a big crowd and long queue but those people were waiting to go into the Comic Fest KL. I saw a lot of cosplay fans, those that I recognised — One Piece, Hayate the Combat Butler, Bleach, Aliens and maybe some more. I guess those Maxis people realised that people looking for iPhone 4S would be lost among these comic fans, they had staffs stationed in between with placards that shout out “Maxis iPhone 4S” and “Registration”. This guy asked us to walk along and look for guys in black suit (MiB?). Unfortunately, there were not tall, handsome, nice hunky body kinda guys. LOL!

There were a lot of arched pathway with lots of “stages” to go through. It’s like a game, you have to complete a stage to advance to the next. Here’s the summary:

  1. Stage 1: A lady asked for my booking confirmation
  2. Stage 2: A lady passed me some forms
  3. Stage 3: Look for staffs with iPad for registration
  4. Stage 4: End of the pathway, show the completed form to a lady and was given a queue number
  5. Stage 5: Queue number called, proceed to the assigned counter. Mine was A3
  6. Stage 6: (This should be the mini-boss) Pass them the forms, make payment and wait
  7. Stage 7: (another mini-boss) Go to the assigned collection counter to collect the phone
  8. Stage 8: FINAL BIG BOSS! Activate the phone!

Being a very careful user, I immediately headed to those accessories stalls in the middle of the hall for casing. While I was waiting to make the payment, Ann helped me to buy a RM49 screen protector. They provided free service to apply the protector, if you purchase from them. I found out that the one Ann bought has only front screen protector but I want both front and back. A very good friend indeed. She helped me to ask the promoter if we can do a refund. Lucky for us, there was a guy wanted to buy the same screen protector and he is willing to buy it from us. Then we headed to the next stall, selling both front and back protector at RM50+. I have also bought a pink casing. Haha! Ann gave me a weird look. It’s not a pink pink, it’s Persian Rose (check Wiki)

I was so happy after I got my long-awaited iPhone 4S. We headed back and she made me to have steamboat for dinner. I super dislike steamboat because it makes you stink afterwards. But considering that she came along and helped me with stuffs, an exception only for today.

Waiting Anxiously

Waiting for what? For this, of course!

I have been waiting for the next iPhone but honestly, I was quite disappointed when they announced iPhone 4S instead of the speculated iPhone 5. Nevertheless, I’ll still get it because I can’t stand the sluggishness of my old-trustworthy iPhone 3GS. Apart from being sluggish, the camera is not working like it should. I had the camera lens replaced once.

For the past weeks, the 3 major telcos had announced that they will be offering iPhone 4S soon. Few days later, they revealed the date of launch – 16 December 2011. Everyone is waiting impatiently for their respective plans, until few days ago. We saw DiGi revealed their plans, followed by Maxis. No idea about Celcom as I’m not a very big fan of them.

Last week, I received a booking invitation from Maxis to their launches — midnight pre-launch starting tonight and day launches on 16 & 17 Dec. I registered for the 17 Dec launch. Hopefully I can get the phone on the spot unlike when I got my iPhone 3GS which I had to wait for around a month.

OMG! Please, Saturday come quick!

Another Beginning

A week long holiday is gonna end soon and tomorrow will be a new beginning. I’m not sure if this is how I felt before my first day with HP.

My feeling now? It’s like a flat like with few up-hike occasionally. It’s not that I’m not happy with the new job or feel excited. I’m able to relax perhaps I knew that I have somebody I know in there and there will always be help in case I need it. Unless they don’t want to help me. 😛 People rarely feel excited when they are about to enter a new, unfamiliar environment. They should be scared or nervous but I’d guess the excitement covered it all.

Someone once hinted at me, not to mind if people are saying that I go there because I want to be with them. Of course, she knew that it was not the reason why I applied and accepted the offer or it’s because that I am desperate to get a new job. Maybe a little but thinking back, if I was desperate, I would have accepted previous offers instead but I know what are my priorities. Thus, I never did until this offer.

I do not have the obligation to explain my actions to anyone else except myself and perhaps my family. If I am able to brush things off just like that. 🙂

Wishing myself all the best and smooth sailing ahead with a new beginning!

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.