Friday, January 7, 2011

How My World's Coolest Intern Meet-Up Turned Out

Not because I don't like you, I just happen to forget how to talk

If there's one thing that I remembered about the meet-up today with my fellow Standard Chartered Bank's Top 23 World's Coolest Intern, it was how tightly my mouth was kept shut. It felt as though there was some cement or superglue that was holding them together and it refuses to just let go of my mouth.

It's not that I hate to talk or anything, I would really love to join in the conversations, but it's just that after so many years of being reprimanded for being too talkative in class, at church, at home and almost everywhere, basically I've just mastered the arts of not speaking unless spoken to a little too perfectly. Not to mention that me trying to process the sentence that I'm going to say 123123123 times before actually saying it out loud kinda made the people who were listening lose interest soon enough.

But I was quite content at just being able to listen, actually. I guess it's my personality to start with, and the class punishments were not to be blamed. I just enjoy listening to other people rather that stating my opinions out unless I really need to. I find it much more fun that way because you get to hear more about others and learn about them.

However, it's still no reason for me to clam up though and it's certainly not how the corporate world works! So I'm gonna add "Learn to socialize more effectively" and "Eliminate social phobia" to my 2011 resolution list! And now that my hair is dry, I could get a quick nap before the dance practice at 11 later. Nights. Will blog more about the meet-up when I get tagged in Facebook. Stay Tuned.

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