– (PD) Hi!
– (Zhin) Hi! (PD) Do you have any memorable part time job stories? Ooo… Ooo. Oh… BAM! Angry! Okay! I once had a part time job at a cafe, working as a barista during my University days. I also dragged my friend along with me to be baristas. My boss was a decently young dude. All was well at the start and he did pay us on time. But slowly along the way, we started to receive our pays late. But never mind, still give chance right? One day, we realized that the boss closed the whole cafe over a weekend. My friend who knew I was working there and followed the Facebook page of the cafe, sent me a screen shot and said “Eh, your cafe closing down ah?” Then I was like, “Woah, I did not even know that the cafe is closing down as an employee.” I mass texted, mass called and mass emailed him. He replied very sporadically, saying “Don’t worry, your money will come to you.” After that, he stopped replying all together. And then I heard someone say he escaped back to Australia. So, I couldn’t even contact him anymore. How to contact him? Where to contact him? Is it I must fly to Australia (to find him)? But how to look for him (in Australia)? Hah. I think it was $200-$300. As of now, it might not seem much, but back then, as a student, $200-$300 was the world to me. Worst job ever! I remember I was sixteen when I heard about this job at a hotel as a banquet waiter. I did not go through any form of training before. So on the first day, my job was just to fill up nuts (in the sauce dish). But on the second day, I had to serve water . Because I was scared, I only took two (glasses). “Water for you?” and I will just give them by hand because I didn’t know how to hold the tray with drinks and I was this short. Then the captain was like, “Eh, hello, hello, hello, take the tray please.” Then he placed the drinks on the tray for me. He placed 6 (glasses). I was walking into the wedding reception which was about to start. And then this guy, whom I remember to be wearing white and seemed quite rich said, (Rich Man) “Excuse me, can I have water please.” (Young Zhin) “Oh sure, what would you like?” (Rich Man) “Uhh, Coke.” (Young Zhin) “Sure, one Coke! Here you go!” Everything drop on him leh. All 6 glasses of Sprite, Coke and orange juice all dropped onto his shirt. Then I was like “Oh sorry, sorry.” I didn’t know what to do so I just took the table napkin, the one that they fold until damn nice, I take! I took that napkin and I wiped his shirt down. Then my captain saw me. The captain came all the way and said “Oh sorry sir, sorry sir.” Then he pushed me away and told me to go to the back. That was the last time I saw him and the last time I saw my job at that particular hotel because I had to go home and the next day I was transferred to a different hotel. So my most memorable story was when I was 16. I was working in a retail store. So one day, I was just working there and I was serving this regular (customer) when this tourist came in. She kept demanding to get a certain shoe for her. The store was very messy so I went to check (the stocks) and then I went to check the system, don’t have. So I went back and told her that there was no more stock. Then I went back to serving the regular customer and placed the shoe aside. Suddenly, the tourist went crazy. She just started screaming at me. All that kind of thing. Then I was just thinking, “What’s happening?” Then she took a shoe from the racks and threw it towards me. Everyone stopped what they were doing and just looked at me. She keeps screaming at me, saying “This salesman is useless!” etc. When she was on the way out, she spat on the floor. It was in Marina Bay Sands and she just spat on the floor. I was thinking, “Chill man.” But I was damn scared, I wanted to cry. And this was my most memorable part time job ever. So when I was 18 or 19 years old, I worked at Cotton On as a part timer. During our training, they told us that sometimes they will send mystery shoppers to the shop to observe us and pretend that they are shoppers. Then one day, I saw this man. He was wearing a button up with pants and was holding onto a briefcase. He totally did not look like a Cotton On shopper. He was looking at everywhere but the clothes. So I was like “Wah. This guy must be the mystery shopper.” Then I was thinking, “Okay, I better work damn hard.”
So I was like “Wah. This guy must be the mystery shopper.” Then I was thinking, “Okay, I better work damn hard.” When I folded the clothes, I really put in a lot of effort. Then I looked at him. Then when I hang clothes… Then I looked at him. There were tables filled with T-shirts which was hollow in between so you can see everything. I squat down and was folding the T-shirt when I saw the mystery shopper standing at the end of the table. He was holding onto his briefcase, looking straight (ahead), and then he… He was jerking off in the middle of Wisma Atria’s Cotton On! That was only my first week or so. Out of all the jobs, I would say that there is one that really stood out to me. There was this very established bakery. So when I got the job, I was really happy because the selection process was really stringent. I thought that because the bakery was very established, they would have good welfare for their employees. Also because everyone looked very happy working there. Wah but no sia, I was very shocked. What happen was that they have these 18 hour power shifts, and they didn’t allow us to eat more than one meal. Within the 18 hours, I could only have a meal once, and that was at 4.30pm. I will always remember this time because the boss said that we are not allowed to eat at any other timings besides 4.30pm because that’s when there are the least customers. So if there are customers, we are not allowed to eat. If there were no customers, we were allowed to eat. But what if there were customers? Then you cannot eat at all lor! So, I got gastric pains. My legs were hurting. To me, it was very memorable because I met really solid people who had really good work ethics. So despite these working conditions, we still did our best for the customers. We still hit our sales targets and stuff like that. That’s why it’s the most memorable part time job I had. I worked at this water playground. And you know how at water playgrounds, there is a kid’s section where they have the slides, and also a bucket that is filled with water. The bucket collects water for 3 to 5 minutes, before tipping and pouring water out like a flood. I was supposed to be at the top of the slide and help the kids get down the slide safely. So one kid came and he was super cute. He sat down, I gave him a high five, and he went down the slide. I was very happy for him. I turned back, and looked at the floor. And I saw my worst nightmare. Poop. It is like the diarrhea kind of poop. The lao sai was thick. Like the ice milk tea kind of diarrhea. That was when I realised that the bucket has not poured any water for at least three minutes. This means that I was left with only two minutes to clear the diarrhea. But there was no way I could do it as I had nothing on me. I immediately called my leader and I was like, “I think you need to get here right now.” Because if the bucket pours, then the diarrhea will go down the slide, which meant the entire pool, which was filled with kids and their parents, will be filled with shit, and there was no way we could have cleaned the pool. My leader finally arrived after one minute plus, He heroically took a plastic bag and started calmly scooping the diarrhea into the bag. Then I was just looking at the bucket. He finally managed to clear all the diarrhea when the bucket was on the verge of tipping. In the end, we survived.
He finally managed to clear all the diarrhea when the bucket was on the verge of tipping. In the end, we survived. And nobody got shit on (them). But yeah. That was my most memorable part time job. This is a bonus story, I tell you okay? I didn’t know that I was supposed to serve wine. So I thought it was grape juice or Ribena. So what happened was that whenever the glass was half-full, wah, I poured (more wine). I remember that day, everyone gave me a ten, twenty dollar tip.
So what happened was that whenever the glass was half-full, wah, I poured (more wine). I remember that day, everyone gave me a ten, twenty dollar tip. Fifty dollar also have.
– Have you ever tried to
have sex on the beach? With all that sand gettin’
in all the crevices, all that other bullshit, sex on the beach sucks. Cut. Next drink. See, this is like one of those
bullshit drinks right here. I’m not sure what the (bleep) this is, I’m about to find out. Oh boy. Is that vodka and Kahlua? I have no idea. It tastes like sugary dog shit. A birthday-tini, that’s appropriate. Happy birthday to whoever
the hell made this drink, but it’s not my birthday
so I will not finish it. Please bring me my next beverage. Is this, would this be a cosmopolitan? It’s not a bad drink, I’m quite enjoying it and I’m gonna finish it off. I’m gonna give it a thumbs up. I love alcohol. I’m gonna give it a taste. That’s gotta be a green appletini. (sighing) Apples are good for ya, so an appletini a day probably
would keep the doctor away and that’s taken from an
alcoholic stand point of view. I’m done with this drink, I would like another please. Thank you. This is finally the sex on the beach. This is finally the sex on the beach. I’ve always heard about
this illustrious cocktail. Not a fan. Next drink. God damn, you might as
well pour the rest of it. I would call this give me one
of those red piles of shit. Oh a Jolly Rancher shot. These are the kinda drinks
that just piss you off. A little son of a bitch like this you could put it in a frilly glass and put a couple umbrellas in there, probably set you back 10 bucks. For what? A case of sugar diabetes and no buzz? (bleep) that drink. Now if ya’ll ain’t got
nothing else for me to drink, I’m a haul ass. No I’m serious, I’m about to haul ass, If ya’ll don’t have no better
shit than this to drink. Oh he does. Please bartender. Now that’s a tasty beverage.
Hey guys! This episode is a little bit different. We’ve always wondered what it was like to visit an old folks’ home. I’ve been to old folks’ home separately in my life. In secondary school, – and then in Poly.
– Right. This would be the first time out of school. Right. We’re really excited ’cause today, the entire MOSG team and the office, we’re all gonna go. We wanted to find out what it was like and want to really spread some joy if we can. And then, we managed to invite one of our long time partners and clients, Grab, to join us ’cause everything we were gonna need. We need transport, we need food, We were all gonna Grab anyway so we asked them if they wanted to support us and then, they’re like, “Yeah, yeah, yeah!” So we’re gonna do this together with Grab. We’re very excited! Thank you Grab for joining us on this. So they said we could do stuff like Bingo. We can talk to them, have conversations with them. Karaoke, for example. Like lame ah. Quite basic ah. What else ah? Oh! Calligraphy! Calligraphy! I don’t know. You can do ah? Then who teach? I think we should do Lion Dance. But, it’s Chinese New Year so it’s very, very expensive. Okay, okay, okay! Maybe we can do Bingo. Matthew here has volunteered himself to be an emcee so the bar is very low. We realised that there’s no one good person in the office that can properly speak Chinese. So Matthew! Let’s hear you say that! In Mandarin? In Mandarin, obviously. English then need meh? Hi everyone! I’ve brought some friends here today to celebrate CNY together. We’ve brought along some delicious snacks. Hope everyone will love it! Officially appointed. Thank you, thank you. Well done, well done, well done! My concern is that when we walk in right, all of us will be damn awkward. And then we will get the pity clap when we walk in. If not, then we really need to hype up ah. We need to prep music. Yeah. Have you checked on food? What are the dietary requirements? Yeah! Okay, okay, okay, okay. Maybe I’ll call Grab. So, the good news is… Okay, no, no, no, no. So Grab… So our partners at Grab, they are onz to support this event. So thank you very much for that! Ayy Hazel, what are you doing now? Ohh yeah. I’m gonna be booking a GrabCoach to the nursing home. What time ah? What time? What time?? What time should I book? Okay, so today is the day that we’re going to the old folks’ home. The team actually scrambled to bake something yesterday ’cause they felt like we got one-hour session then like not enough. Matthew, which is the very solid emcee that we have, he’s like a professional baker. So he decided to teach them all how to bake so that they can, you know, control the sweetness of whatever they’re gonna bake. I think… What did y’all make ah? Pineapple tarts. I think they started a bit late ’cause they had a lot of pre-planning to do. So they only made one carton. Ahhh one box! So that’s that! But it’s the thought that counts, I’m very proud of them. Good morning! Auntie’s 54 already! Cannot tell what! Cannot tell! I thought 40 only eh! I also said she looks 40 years old. Wah! Y’all above 25? I’m 18 years old only eh! It was really heartwarming to watch the old folks just laugh. They were all very chatty, so it was very easy to talk to them. I think they talked to us more than we talked to them, to be honest. Thank you! From 4 to 4:30, we already wake up and shower. So early? Yeah! When I was serving NS for 2 years, the experience was very fulfilling. Hi everybody! Hello! Hope you guys are well too! We are good! So firstly, we will be starting with the Lou Hei. Okay, first one, we’ll put in the fish! It symbolises, “Nian Nian You Yu”
(Abundance every year) Huat ah! HUAT AH! Green radish. Yeah, I support you! Yeah! Yeaahhh! Huat ah! HUAT AH! HUAAAT AHHHH! HUAT AHH! Huat ah! Huat ahhh! Prosper! So in the midst of eating right, try to look after the folks okay? So actually right, in my head I prepared all the things that I’m gonna say there. But sialah, when I reached there, everything didn’t come out eh. But okay lah, I think I did not that bad. Everyone had fun. Thank you! Welcome! Last time, my mum fed me chilli padi – ’cause I’m very naughty.
– You ah? Naughty ah? You very naughty ah? You cry ah? Ahh! Outside. Like you really cry ah? Ahh, cry. My daughter ah! Very easy to cry one. Do y’all beat your children? When they were younger. Ha?! My mother beat me like nothing eh! When they were young ah. Ya lah, ya lah, of course lah. Old already, how to beat. They beat you back. ♪ Stand By Me – Ben E. King ♪ ♪ 爱拼才会赢 by 叶启田 ♪ Huat ah! Say bye-bye to the camera! Thank you for accompanying us this Chinese New Year! Thank you for seeing us again! All the best to y’all! Thank you ah! – Bye bye ah!
– Thank you! I’m so glad we managed to put this whole thing together in under a week. Everything is so fast and easy these days and that really helped with the planning process. But I realised that if we distil these traditions, and traditions are important, what really matters is the physical time we spend with them. And I think they had a lot of fun and so did we. A lot of these main traditions hasn’t drastically changed but I think the way that we do things have changed like, going visiting. It used to be all of us squeezing into cars. But now, we can just Grab So like today, we managed to call a GrabCoach that managed to fit all of us as a company. And the great thing about the new digital age is that you can just order food online now. Thanks to GrabFood, now you can just order from your phone and then it just appears. Hashy, you got some thoughts? I think the trip was very fruitful. It was really, really nice to spend time with the old folks. They were so energetic Yeahh! – They were like clapping and stuff.
– I did not expect it at all. And they were very supportive – of each other.
– Yeahhh! They were like hyping each other! I always wondered how much effort it took or how much prep required right, if let’s say, you and three friends that don’t celebrate Chinese New Year will like to volunteer your time at home and make peoples day, whether it’s the older folks or whether it’s children. So I’m very, very glad that we got to do this. A lot of things that we wanted to do right, we decided not to do because the conversations were just too fun and they look like they’re having fun. When we wanted to do Bingo, they had a whole Bingo set for us. So we didn’t need to prep much, to be honest. And I’m so glad that when we asked our partners like Grab, whether they would like to support us in terms of some of the services, they’re like, “Hell yeah, let’s do it.” Because of that, I wanna let you guys know that they have this zodiac coin hunt going on. For every transaction, you get a coin. Every transaction you make on Grab, you get this zodiac coin. I’m damn close already. But I wanna tell y’all that at some point right, they stop giving you unique coins, so you have to do more than 12 transactions. But it’s like that one. I wish you good luck! I hope I win before you! Thank you very much for joining us on this episode guys! Bye bye!