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"If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future, look into your present action." - Kamakshi

Work to Live or Live to Work

  • Date Submitted: 05/26/2011 08:59 PM
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Suzy - "Expectations Met!"
I started my journey with the expectation that I would be able to travel and experience life in US with minimal costs. And my expectations were certainly met!
The most memorable thing? The whole experience! From the first day I started my journey from KLIA to the day I left JFK airport in New York. The places that I worked, my colleagues, the people that I met , the town that I stayed in, the places that I traveled, friends I made – all were memorable to me.
I worked in a town called Pigeon Forge in Tennessee, near the Smoky Mountains. Famous as a centre for Country & Western music, it is a tourism town that is packed with people during the summer. I worked in the reception of a company that rents out cabins, Colonial Properties. My job duties were quite easy - answering phone calls, taking reservations using their own software system, check people in and out of the cabins, some paper work and filing.
After three weeks in an Inn, my friends and I moved into a new house. The house was exquisite! Full of amenities that anyone could think of. It has a beautiful fireplace in the living room, next to it there is a game room with a pool table that flips to an air hockey table, a dining table that leads across to a fully equipped kitchen, 5 bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. On the right side of the kitchen, there’s a small room with a washing machine and a dryer. On the porch, there are two wooden rocking chairs for us to sit and chat while watching a forest sparkling with fire flies at night. In between our driveways we had a beautiful lawn area. Behind the house, there is an enchanting waterfall with clear and cool water. The house was situated on a hill, partly secluded. Thanks to Bong, who was the only person to succeed in finding us a place to stay.
One particular incident stands out in my mind that I could say was the highlight of my stay in Pigeon Forge. Our new house was 3 miles away from the town and we had no...


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