Its the April 29, 2013 and the clock’s at 3 AM. I’ve been up all night, I’ve filled up all the required details in the application form a week prior to submission because I know that on the application day, there would be no more than 10 minutes until all the positions are filled up and gone.
I set up a timer on my phone, I place widgets on the home screen of my phone, sticky notes on my mac and alarms with reminders a day before, on the day, 6 hours before and so on.
Today, my sweet friend is in pain, she believes she has the kidney stone, I buy her a herbal medication and a multi-vitamin and print a sheet guiding the steps to reduce pain. She looked like she needed a hug, that smiling face was now crying with pain, if only I could help with anything to get that pain off her. We went to a hospital to get an injection for her pain and we’re back, but the pain still exists. I try my best to help reduce the pain, things like heated ice pads (Why on earth would i heat an ice pad), so i heated a bottle in a bowl and a napkin in boiling water and that some what worked. I dropped her at our friends place and I really hope that she’s fine now, I can’t see her in pain!
Came back home, now I have 3 more hours till the gates open for the lucky 300 people who would get in and successfully acquire the Silver Fern Visa – A Work Search Visa which allows a person to visit the New Zealand in search for a job, and if he/she gets it, he gets 2 more years and so on. I’m interested in New Zealand, the pictures my parents brought back from their trip were ecstatic! So, here I am trying to access the page, I remember earlier I had entered a wrong password 3 times which resulted in my account being locked for 8 hours. I made sure I had the right credentials, I logged in, happy me but to my surprise, the link wasn’t working!
Disappointed I called up the helpline which opens luckily at 9 am, and after waiting for about what felt like half an hour, I got through with a wonderful person. I guess my soft skills worked here, as I was being advised to open a new account and re do everything from the start. I pleaded, and i was put on hold for a while and then all i had to do was click on another link which claimed to do the same and voila!
Now, there’s the server overload, the page returns with errors and I’m refreshing and refreshing! Then yes, the page comes up, I click on continue, then again the page returns dead, then i refresh, I go back I refresh, Page loads, I click on next. The next thing i remember Is a payment dialogue opening up, quickly I grab the credit card and enter the information and bang! I thought It wasn’t done, was it just luck or was it coincidence?
No, I believe, doing good work gets your good stuff in return! So, after i submit my documents, I’ll be in the New Zealand searching for employment and living awesome life! Get well soon dear friend, you’re my lucky charm!