Sunday, February 25, 2007

Becoming A Driving Instructor?

It has always been a dream of mine, working for a car company and driving their cars. Becoming a test driver and all. Alas that kind of chance isn't easy to come by in this country. So the next best option is to become an instructor, I guess. Haha.

So I got this SMS from my driving Sifu in KL mentioning that there is an opportunity to become a driving instructor! Now that's a chance that I wouldn't want to miss out on. So like everyone else, I submitted my entry form and waited for a response from the company that is hiring. (I am not allowed to disclose the name of the company unfortunately) I got a call on Thursday afternoon, I was actually shortlisted and out of 150 people only 50 were selected. Nice gal over the phone, Eliza. Made an appointment for Saturday morning.

Since it was nearly the end of the Chinese new year I decided not to drive down to avoid the jams. Then I franticly searched for available flights to KL. I found it cheaper to fly MAS, Air Asia prices actually hike up if you book last minute.

Then came the flight. It was a good flight, was kind of boring but I managed to keep myself busy reading a book. Took the KLIA Express train to Central Station where my Sifu gave me a ride. All the guys actually met up at his place and we all ended up playing GT4 and mahjong till 2am. LoL.

Interview Day
I needed a ride to the hotel that the interview was held. Managed to hitch a ride from a Malaysia Rally Legend that I won't name for now. He actually asked me to drive him, I was like woha! Are you sure? LoL. Drove the new Proton Satria, it was my first time and I'm quite impressed with the build of the car. It's pretty solid and although I didn't really push it the handling was surprisingly good.

My interview time was at 9am. So I waited and waited for my turn, it ended up being 9:45am but all was good for me. hehe. There were 3 people in the interview. I was nervous but I think I managed to talk calmly and smoothly. Most of my buddies also turned up for the interview, Julian, Gareth & Hammond brothers and a few others. After my interview, I headed to KLCC to do some shopping, ended up spending lots of time in Kinokuniya book store looking for books and all. Continued walking around till my works actually hurt! Spent loads of time in the electronic shops, Sony had their PS3 on display on their big Sony LCD tv's and the quality of the video is excellent. I'm definitely getting my hands on one when I have enough money saved up.

I had nothing else to do so I met up with the gang again in the hotel and we all talked as some of them had their interview times delayed. So it was 7pm when we all left the hotel and headed for dinner at the Curve. There is this Vietnamese noodle shop which is quite good. I kinda forgot the name but it's quite popular although you need to adjust to the aroma of the spices they use.

Here I am now, just wasting some time before I head to the airport in a couple of hours.


gary said...

haha.. hope sounds like you had a lot of fun. ;) hope you get through to the driver assesment stage at SIC.. wonder if you will guess who i am. i actually got your blog from a google alert that i put up looking for keywords "proton rally".

J@y J@y said...

Hie !!! Finally found you !! Missed you man :)See that you are still wearing the NMEC shirt:)
Anyway, just started a blog a few days ago, and found yours.

Can I include a link to your blog on mine?
Mine's at

Hope to keep in contact.. btw, your coilovers looks great :)

Andy Kow said...

gary! gimme your email or something man. do you blog? or got msn?