It's early morning in KL and unfortunately the inside of my house smells of paint as we're redecorating and outside there is a smell of burning as the haze is back. The haze is poor air quality apparently caused by forest fires in Indonesia. I'll obviously have to go to work to escape the smells!
Chittisa your experiences of job hunting are really colourful. One way of describing how your mother's friend helped you is to say;
She pulled some strings to get me an interview.
I'm really eager to hear the rest of your story but maybe a little confused by your timeline. It's not always clear if you are writing about past experiences in a kind of 'flashback effect' or if you are describing in 'real time'? I've used two expressions that are often used to describe films because you are giving us your readers some great pictures of your life which I can imagine as a film. That is one of the great features of your writing Chiitisa it is really vivid with strong images.
My favourite paragraph starts;
Time passed me by so fast, hard to believe that I have been looking for a job for 3 weeks. In this week, I acted like people who were going to die. I laid down on the bed until half day has gone, repreated speaking the same word, Bored...Bored...Bored. I even thought what if I would not get a job within this year. I don't want to go slower than other friends. I was sitting in front of the internet whole day, did nothing worthwhile.Finally, the third week weaved his hand and left me with the unemployed status.
Here's my version of this:
Time passed so fast that it was hard to believe that I'd been looking for a job for three weeks. This was the week when I started to act like a condemmed person, lying on my bed all day repeating the same phrase; I'm bored, bored, bored. I began to imagine that I wouldn't get a job for a whole year. But I didn't want to lag behind my friends. I was sitting in front of the computer the whole day, doing nothing worthwhile. Finally the third week, waved goodbye, still leaving me unemployed.
I think it's a great idea to post some of the questions that you've received. In my company we are not allowed to ask hypothetical questions at interview. What do you think?
Lexis and phrases from today;
to pull strings for someone
poor air quality
a condemmed person
to lag behind someone
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