...Seven to go
05.03.2012 - 09.03.2012 80 °F
There was not much of any interest to report since my last entry. Randall and I have spent the last week in a training room learning (or in my case, re-learning) the computer reservation system used by the Carlson office here in Singapore. Let's just say that I've probably spent time in less stimulating pursuits, but I'm not sure when.
It didn't help that, once we got on the MRT at 845 AM, we didn't usually see the light of day until after 6P that same day. The MRT, office building, shopping center, food court are all interconnected; and, there were no windows in the training room.
As regards some of my personal adventures – I never thought I'd say I had trouble boiling water. Earlier this week I attempted to heat water in order to boil some pasta. This apartment has an induction heater for a stove top. I did remember to turn on the switch to get power to the hob (stove top). Then the adventure started – how to actually power up the “burners”.
After some experimentation I finally figured it out, put the lid on the pan of water and went to the living room to work on the computer (maybe 20 feet away). I'd not been sitting down for more than five minutes when the pan lid rattled and water poured over the edge. Water, water everywhere. The stove top automatically shut off. Once I cleaned up the spill, I could not get it to come back on. So, the pasta was cooked in the microwave. That I had no problem figuring out. It may be awhile before I try any stove top cooking again.
On Friday night Randall & I met up with Donna, the Training Manager in the Singapore office. We went out for dinner with her and got a feel for what to expect during the upcoming weeks. Next week we'll be in training again for CWT processes and procedures. Once that is done I'll be working on the same account I did in 2010.
Our U.K co-workers arrived Friday night. This time around there are eight of them and only two from the U.S.
This morning (Saturday) we all have to troop over to a medical clinic to get checked out as a condition of obtaining our work visas. After that the plans are a bit up in the air. I am evidently the only one who's been here before, so they're all anxious to get some sightseeing in.
I did find out what the two humpback buildings are down by the Singapore Flyer. They are conservatories for the new botanical gardens, which are not yet opened.