Good evening, sir/miss/ma'am! What would you like to drink, sir/miss/ma'am? We have soft drinks, beer, red wine...or me? =)
Lol. Yesterday was the first day as legal waitress at Pan Pacific. As this week only left night shift, we had to work from 5pm to 1am, but on Saturday, I'm gonna work till midnight only because the hotel's weird. You work 8 hours, they minus $3 from the total pay. I still don't get it.
Okay, on the first day, already got scolded, well not exactly, because I applied on foundation, the rest never, but I went with them to apply on blusher and lipstick. Yeah, makeup is compulsory...-_- (Okay this paragraph is rather broken but heck...)
Then we prepared for a chinese wedding dinner! The manager was strict, somewhat reminded me of military style. We were rather nervous and kinda doubted our ability when the manager briefed us on what to do later on when the wedding dinner started. Duh, it was our first time. Luckily we were assigned to a buddy, but during the wedding dinner, our buddies sort of disappeared. Poof. Eh my buddy was kinda a joker type of guy, so it was nice to talk to him and all, until he disappeared after the first course was served. -_- And my buddy's friend was nice to me too, telling me what to do and all. But he too, disappeared. Another poof. Before the wedding dinner started, we had to memorise the menu. Actually, it was not necessary since the cooks were kind enough to tell us which plate of food to carry from the kitchen. Oh yeah, carrying the big plate of food for every course was like daunting, especially for the first course. (must walk in then model for the food then serve) Lol. My fingers were wobbly while trying to hold the fork and spoon to make them function like a pair of tongs to serve the food. Luckily my guests were really nice, telling me to take my time, or they will serve themselves..one even showed me how to scoop up food fast since he had work experience from the table's conversation. Lol.
I did a few mistakes but luckily, they were quite minor. Like I took about 5 seconds to unfold a napkin to put it nicely on the guest's lap? Because I was feeling nervous and all. Oh and while serving the shark's fin soup, I spilled a tiny bit on the table. And while I was attempting to clear the dirty plates for the first time, I cleared them quite noisily and one lady guest sort of frowned at me. Lol. And when I cleared the plates full of prawn shells, some prawn shells fell onto the floor. Lol.
With my buddy missing, I felt kinda lost. Luckily, there was a malay guy who was kind enough to help me with my table. So I gained confidence with every course served and was able to serve food with the fork and spoon quite
fast. Lol. Oh yeah the cocktail reception was the most tiring; have to hold a tray of soda in glasses and walk here and there to offer the guests drinks. But not every guest you approach will take the drink from your tray, and that really sucks.
I didn't even pay attention to the wedding; every course coming up will keep you walking to and from the kitchen and the bar and being the anxious me, I actually half ran here and there, so some of the cooks in the kitchen were half-laughing at me and teasing me. -_- Probably they thought I was cute? Lol. A waiter actually asked me whether I could speak chinese. Don't I look chinese enough? Lol. Oh yeah, and a few guests teased me too. Joked about why they cannot enter the ballroom yet and all. Sheesh. Luckily most of the waiters and waitresses there were nice and friendly to us newbies, so it made our job more enticing
I guess I still have a lot more to learn, like must remember to change the guests' plates every course and all. But at the end of the day, I was able to carry a tray of 6 glasses without any accident and was able to serve the big plate of food quite
Oh yeah, it was fun to work with Alwina, Amelin and Puay Suan. Many laughters, jokes...yay. And I totally dig the waiter joke; A waiter can never spill the drinks he carry on the tray. =)
P.S. I forgot to add, the night shift sort of disturbed my sleeping routine and it was quite scary having a van to send all of us home and all...not to forget with my cursed feet with killer ache and sore arms and shoulders...and I didn't get to see the guy with the mole on the forehead! Sheesh.