Wednesday, November 7, 2012

FLC Update

So I was at the FLC 2012 camp  from the 3rd to 5th November. Let me tell you how much fun it was.

I woke up at 6 on Saturday morning and was at Nilai Springs Resort & Hotel at seven thirty. Had breakfast and ran to the first session upstairs. Fought to stay awake while listening to a speech so early in the morning and proceeded downstairs for the next session. So, waking up before dawn and running from room to room to make it in time all day long, all the while being responsible for the punctuality and presence of 17 other participants was the main thing I did there. All three days.

I was in a suit for the first time in my life so I don't think I need to tell you how uncomfortable I was. Also, I was wearing 3 inch heels which doesn't sound that bad (I know...I've worn higher), but when you're practically running in them for three days except when you're sleeping, it's uncomfortable as fahk. I have blisters for proof. Because one pair was new and I did the 'gangnam style' in the other.

The room was so cold, and I was sharing so I couldn't do much about it, I thought I'd never sleep. But I did. I was that tired. The two nights.

There was this one speech by a lady, I swear I don't remember a word she spoke. It was so incredibly boring. Not the content, but how she delivered. Awful.

Wait! I was gonna tell you how much fun it was!

The Dale Carnegie training session and the Grooming & Etiquette session by Chapter One were so much fun! We all had a blast. Who knew we've been shaking our hands, or standing, or sitting wrong all this time. As it turns we were. These two sessions basically told us we've been doing everything wrong our whole lives, and taught us how to do them right. It was awesome. And I received certificates from those sessions to stick in to the CV I might never use. But I would know how to hold a conversation with someone I just met without awkward silences in between sentences now. Score!

The food was great. I loved it! The accommodation was really good too...except it was really cold. The room was beautiful with a giant picture window on one whole wall; the view was fantastic!. There was a big comfortable bed and a giant bathroom too. I shared the room with two other girls. They were the best.

I'm in the grey suit 7th from the right.
I met people from not only all over Malaysia, but from all over the world. That was a nice experience. I made so many friends, most won't last, but some will definitely last a long long time.

Best of all, I got to freak people out by telling them I'm married. I think I was the only married student there. There were people I suspect are married but I have no confirmation. I didn't just go around telling them so, but during some conversations, mostly about staying out of campus when I'm from abroad, brought it up and most of there reactions were priceless.

So, at the end of the day, it was a great experience I'm gonna get to use for a very long time, and I loved it! Blisters and suits and the barely enough sleep included.

PS: Robin, it was raining cats and dogs so no pool time :(