The last day

Every once in a while I take different route to work, I accompany my other half to world square and walk down darling harbour, past the IMAX theatre and Harbourside instead of taking the bridge.

This morning I found myself looking up more than usual, taking in all of the wonders of man’s creation. I took my time walking, observing people, appreciating structures .. until the sun started burning through my coats and I hurried into the shelter of the preserved F L Barker wool store.

The atmosphere on level 2 was very lively, perhaps because it’s Friday. Perhaps it’s this lively every day but I notice it particularly because I was just savouring my last day. I really love the DJs team, every single person is so special and has left a great impression on me.

Day 30

Received another email from the president this morning, to inform us of a new Instagram account the company has created and the brilliant team behind it.

I promptly went on Instagram and checked out the other accounts we have, now if this doesn’t show how much I love the company, I don’t know what does:



I finally added several colleagues to LinkedIn today. I took over some of Lana’s workload today as she was off on a shoot. However towards lunch time I started fading away and Major Blunder said he could see life leaving my face.

After lunch I still didn’t feel too great, it was actually a tough decision for me to go home at 3pm because I felt responsible for handling Lana’s work and I was enjoying myself being busy as well. I left my work in the careful hands of timtam and went home early for the first time.


Day 29

I had to run to the doctor today and was late and my first mate, who has renamed himself to Major Blunder  (pun fully intended) was worried. d’aaawww

On my way to work I noticed an email from someone I hadn’t heard of before, and you know how notifications on your phone don’t display the full email title, I saw “evaluation” and had a little shock. I mean, jesus, I’ve been worrying about my future from my 3rd week and I just got ‘rejected’ sort of the day before and suddenly there’s an evaluation?!

Silly ol’ me didn’t have to worry at all as it wasn’t an email directed personally at me but rather, it was from our president and was sent out to every employee.

I had a few new tasks to do today, I was in charge of creating an asset library and helping antman who was actually helping doubleb on some customer portraits.

Kitty swung by at 5pm to deliver some exciting news.

Highlight: We did get our coffee/hot chocolate meeting but Major Blunder blundered and we left without paying oops! He did go back later, apology and cash in hand.

Day 28

Okay, today I came to work feeling rather upset and decided I’d be less social and do my own thing. I happily accepted proofreading duties from Lainey as my first mate was off today.

Unfortunately my peaceful day stopped short at about 12.30pm, I had the dreaded update with timtam. It’s plain to me this past week and a half that the company didn’t expect me to stay when they first hired me.

I don’t know what to make of the praise I receive, of course it feels good but it feels like it’s worth nothing. Timtam told me there are no positions available for my level and they’re looking for people with 3-4 years at least.

Fair enough.

She gave the option of staying with the team or hopping to another team to learn something new.

I couldn’t think straight after that.

I left the office to the quiet spot overlooking the river and the harbour bridge where my first mate took me to last week when I was troubled about my mom. I sat there holding my head in my hands for 30minutes. It was happening again. The overwhelming feel of being a disappointment to the family. Oh how everyone would agree with their past themselves that I should never have left home on my own, that I can’t manage, that I need to be spoon fed.

I sent a hefty text to my first mate ranting about my situation and how unfair life is and etc. you know the drill, typical Gen Y can’t adapt when things don’t go her way.

On my way back to the office I ran into the very very sweet Cherry. I didn’t really know what to say to her, she could probably see my crestfallen face behind my smile. She talked to me about my time here and what she knows about the company. She shared some insights about herself and her decisions for her future which helped me make a decision on what I would do.

I will have to think about it still, even though my mind is 90% made up after talking to Cherry, god bless her sweet soul honestly, and I will inform timtam later this week.

I was busy in the afternoon with several tasks and suddenly realized my first mate had responded to my earlier rant, and even though I was feeling much better his simple “Do not despair young captain we will have a hearty chat over a hot chocolate tomorrow!” just made me leak a few tears at my desk.

Day 26

 JB has joined the DJs team today, and he looks like he’s busier than me already, so jealous. The PMs are quite relaxed today because we’ve just rolled out a few catalogues last week and we’re waiting on smaller projects.

Did some admin work, sorting out naming conventions on our job folders, organized for me to attend a shoot next week and just browsing some ongoing projects.

I attended my first all-staff meeting today where I heard updates about the company, like new people joining the team, a highly anticipated creative director whose name cannot be said until a month from now. There were announcements about Oroton, go MD! And of course, the white elephant in the room, that rumour that’s shaken several people.

Someone’s brought kids to work today !

Day 25

Ok today was a strange day.

As I stepped in, every one was huddled together in little groups and talking in hushed tones. I soon realized that there were rumours of changes to the organizational structure of one of our client.


I’m unsure what this means for our contract with them, what a bummer, I really hope it works out. I’ve just joined, why is it being taken away from meeeee 🙁

On a happier note, 2 catalogue books were pushed out today, go team!

Day 24

I was very spaced out this morning, I think it was rather delayed shock from hearing some unfortunate news about mum and perhaps slightly exhausted from the previous days + the effects of rain. UGH I HATE BEING IN THE RAIN, did you know that?

I took a nice long lunch with my first mate here:


much needed fresh air.

We also found the Google and Fairfax buildings 😀

Highlight: Captain: *offers chilli lime soya crisps*
First mate: *fumbles for a few minutes* .. I’m defeated by the package

Day 23

I get to be PM in Glamandy’s stead again today! Yay.

Wednesday is Pastry day. I love pastry day ! 

Today was yet another hectic day for me coupled with pouring rain. I really dislike rain, only because I get almost instant headaches from a few raindrops on my head. I filled in for Glamandy for the morning and pushed lots of jobs out, guess I’ve learnt my lesson from the previous week.

In the afternoon I accompanied Gemini to Fox Studios to watch a rehearsal of the DJ’s Spring Summer Collections Launch. It was rather inspiring watching the models with the beautiful clothes, some of which featured in our catalogues. It’s quite surreal even, even though I technically work in fashion, I can’t quite grasp it yet.

I’m honestly so thankful for landing this internship, it’s opened me to so many possibilities that never ever crossed my tiny little mind + SQUEALLLSSSS as I entered Fox Studios my little heart started pounding twice its usual pace, because.. the dream! One of at least, the dream of working in a studio qq.

Day 22

Glamandy’s got a stomach bug so I’m in charge of one of the catalogues now HEHEHEHEHEHEH.


I got an actual taste of being a project manager today, I was full on running around, delegating tasks, checking statuses, getting in touch with clients while doing other little tasks like estimates, expense claims and archiving for Timtam and the DJ team.

A real job is so fun, and so tiring.

I also saw a rather interesting post on my QUT undergrads page today. It said “Hi my company is hiring! and then a list of about 10 different roles and a link to … dun dun dunnnnn Whybin\TBWA website!”

So… my company is hiring and several roles were for the DJ team, which meanzxzxzx.. I should *fingers crossed* get a contract soon hmm .