Monday, May 25, 2009

Control the way you spend your time and energy

I feel like I'm on leave; trying to get as much out of it as possible. It's tiring me, this feeling of being rushed. I'm not relaxed AT ALL :p

The first week just flew and I don't recall of ever being that busy. I had so many errands to run. By Saturday evening I'm all drained. Can you believe it if I say I actually have rings under my eyes? I knoooowww... how can, right? But it's there. I just noticed it this morning. Sigh.

Hopefully this week, other than a possible third interview call I'm expecting, I can just stay at home and for once, enjoy my time being a home maker.

Anyway, I came across this quote and thought I'd share it with you.

It is a funny thing about life. If you refuse to accept anything byt the best, you very often get it.
~ W. Somerset Maugham (English novelist, playwright, and short-story writer)

Think positive and happy thoughts, people! :)


Friday, May 22, 2009

Bada bing, bada boom -- true love!

That day when I picked up some new DVDs for collection and wanted to get Twilight's 2-disc but there was none available, I whined at the sales person about it. She asked me to leave my phone number, so that as soon as she gets it in store, she'll call me. And so, I did.

I think she called me the Monday after that weekend.

See that? THREE DISC DELUXE EDITION! Keng (canggih in Hokkien, I'm told)! Of course, I'm chuffed to bits. I've watched it a few times since. Yes, all three DVDs, especially the movie itself; with and without commentaries. Lol. And for some reason, I didn't find it to be as dry as my second watch in the cinema.

Anyway, last night Mira wanted to watch this instead of her usual HSM 3 (thank god!). I carefully took the box out (yup, box still in tact) while she exclaimed her excitement. It's like a lavish ceremony in order to reveal the precious item inside. Then I pointed to her the obvious...

Me, pointing at the picture of EC: Mira, this is Ed-ward Cul-len.
Mira, repeating after me: EdWORD Callen
Me: Bibu's boyfriend
Mira: Bibu's boyfriend?
Me: Yes, go tell Ayah.

Off she went to tell her father, who's so over his wife's infatuation with an imaginary character that he just sighed and said 'Yea lah'.



Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The in betweens

You know, I was just staring at the calendar this morning and concluded that two weeks aint really that long. I've some what wasted yesterday at the office (for the last time, I might add), even if it's for half a day.

This morning I thought I'd want to start doing some house work but decided to just laze around instead. I'll start whatever it is that I need to do tomorrow. Hehe. Besides, I have some errands to run in town in the morning. Hopefully. I plan to have an early start tomorrow.

At the moment, at least for today, I want to enjoy my time not having to worry and stress about work! Le sigh.

Can't believe I am a SAHM now... :-/

I hope it won't be for long! Lol.


Friday, May 8, 2009

Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learnt

One more Friday to go before I'm outta here. I can't wait, to tell you frankly. I don't have 'anywhere' to go yet. I need a break, so I'm prepared to just not think about work for 2-3 weeks. So no, I've not panicked yet.

I supposed part of it is because I'm rather choosy with where I want to work and what I want to be doing next. Sigh. Terlalu banyak songeh. Hehe. Probably not a good thing to do now looking at the economy, but I'd rather do something I like. Don't wanna stress for no reason no more. Not like you'll be appreciated for it anyway :p

Anyhow, the new staff started work last Monday. She's a lot of experience especially in doing accounts, which is good. She's meticulous (and rather anal, I might add), too. Which is... good and bad, depending on how you view it.

For example, she wanted to write her own handover list because she has a preset format she wanted to use; and told Mr Gadget she wants to immediately get her hands dirty with accounts. The thing is, it has now become like as if she's training me on the proper way to do everything pulak. I don't have time for it, really. I have been given a set of things to complete before next week, but it seems like I have spent so much time on unnecessary things like these.

I wanted to tell her 'I don't care however it is you want to do', but I don't want to offend her lah kan. Nanti she think I'm not being cooperative, but really, the boss just wants her to pick up where I left off (like how they did to me when I first joined). But she's too engrossed in trying to see where we did wrong that I'm afraid she'll missed out on other outstanding matters that needs her attention now.

Like preparing and paying the statutory stuff, as well as paying boss' bills, for instance. I've reminded her twice, but I don't really think she's done it until today.

And then last Monday, I suggested she ought to replenish pantry items which were running low. She wanted to wait until this weekend to purchase it. Why, though, when there are three major supermarkets right under her nose? But she insisted. So in the end, by Wednesday, I went shopping for it instead because we're running out of things.


I should stop worrying and concentrate on completing my tasks. Really, I should! I've only five more days left. So this morning I appeared aloof and uninterested when she started on her 'this is the way we should have done it' lecture and I just shrugged and tell her 'you can do that moving forward'.

I'm not interested to know. It's not something I plan to be doing in my next job. NO MORE ACCOUNTS, thanks.

Now, like Iggy Singh, I am in need of some divine intervention soon, pretty please. I have found a job that I really want, but it has been three weeks since our second meeting and they have yet to finalize on who they'll hire. Please, please, let it me moi!


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Things that makes you go 'Hmmm...'

Ok, so the incident from two weeks ago, the one where Mira got reprimanded from her ballet teacher, did scare her off about the class. Of all times, why now (or better now than later?)? They're all preparing for the exam slated for April next year.

I can't just pull her out, right? That's kinda admitting defeat without even trying. Besides, I know she loves the class. She's been preparing her stuff and talking about it since last night.

Come to think of it, could it also be because of her lack of practise the night before? I'd normally make her do her routines (of those that I can remember) Friday nights but I've neglect it for three weeks in a row. So Mira came into class ill prepared.

We missed the class last week, too. She may think she's forgotten everything. Oh dear! No wonder she cried. Sigh. I'm too busy with my emo-ness and worry, I didn't see she needs my help. My bad.

I think I ought talk to the teacher on how to handle this. Probably she has some sort of instructional video I can buy to assist me in Mira's training. I can't remember every step lah kan ;-p Maybe this is a good time for me to join this forum I found and has been lurking in for peer support .

But first, cake after class and some pep talk and a hug. Today is her first new class as a Primary candidate. It's an hour long this time.