Friday, March 26, 2010

When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery.

Things I'll miss once I leave the current office....

1. The scenery.

2. Mak cik Tea Lady's coffee yang lemak berkrim.

3. Jalan TAR. Although, I hardly walk down to shop here. But always imagine how cool it was to be able to buy new carpets, new baju kurung and home stuff for Raya. Lol.

4. Food stalls bawah pokok.

5. My favourite asam boi drink.

6. The guaranteed 20-minute train ride to and from work.

7. SOGO... that seemed like they're perpetually on sale.

8. My cubicle.

9. The fact that I can be constantly online without anyone noticing ;)

10. The library-quiet office.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.


Ok, as the story goes, I have been looking for a new job prospect for a few months now, but to no avail. Entah lah. I found a lot of job vacant posting in JS, but when you apply either your application got ignored or you've been tagged as 'unsuccessful' immediately after that or nothing happens at all.

Next thing you know, the position has been assumed filled and position closed. And then a few weeks down the line you'll see the same posting again wtf.

Last week though (on that day I sat for mid term, I remembered), I received a call from an acquaintance asking if I'm interested to apply for a position in a company she recently joined. She knew of me through someone while I was looking for a job in another capacity a year ago.

I submitted my resume the next day, as requested.

A few days later she called again to arrange a meeting between all 4 of them with me. I met them on Tuesday morning. I was delayed by thirty minutes, fyi; curses to the Kelana Jaya line LRT. Of all the days, some technical shit has to happened that day itself.

(Ok lah, I hardly take that line anyway, LOL!)

On that same day too, Mira had an apparently routine medical check-up in her school. She was given a letter of reference by the doctor to have her check for autism (??!!). Based on? Her refusal to speak in class or to communicate with her teachers, only nodding when spoken to and hardly interacts with her class mates.

No lie, I was at first shocked and pissed off when I read the report. There was something in there that I find a bit out of line.

So that was Tuesday's debacle. I went to meet her class teacher on Wednesday, told her how I felt. Because I have explained at length to her about Mira's character -- her strengths and weaknesses, and how best to approach her. And yet it seems like she's adamant to find something she can put a label on.

Probably she thought I am one of those delusional parents in denial kot.

Please lah. I had my worry when Mira was three. I spoke to her teachers in Q-dees as well as her paed and they all think there's nothing wrong. But after I vented to all who'd listen, I decided it is best to check for everyone's peace of mind.

Also on that same day, I received a call from the same lady I met yesterday with an offer of employment. Oh joy! ^_^

Seriously, what conflicting of emotions this week has been. Kesian my friends. LOL.

Then when I saw my Dad that night, I told him about Mira's medical examination report. He was very worried and gave Mira a lecture -- how she has to speak up in class, don't just keep quiet, bla bla bla. It was the same lecture I gave her the night before and I repeated it again yesterday when we're at home.

And you know what Mira said to me in reply?

"I don't want la bibu."


I planned to speak to my boss today, to tender my resignation (and ask for an early release). But I only received the offer letter three minutes before he's about to leave. And he's not coming into the office tomorrow.


On that note... anyone looking for a secretary job? Please email me your resume pronto! Thanks :)


Friday, March 19, 2010

Mayhaps you desire to - SQUIRREL!

I had a wonderful birthday :)

It's been ages since I last had a birthday celebration of sort. It will be weird to buy your own cake on your birthday, isn't it :p So no, I haven't had a birthday since, like forever gitu.

But last night Dad and Kim gave me a surprise 'party' amongst us. I even had to blow a candle! Mira kinda gave it away when she shouted 'Bibu, ada birthday cake!' through the window just as I opened the front gate. Lol.

Tomorrow and Sunday I'll have to drive Mira to her ballet class. These are extras, they're supposed to be on 'term break'.

Two hours starting at 10. Sigh. Thought I could sleep in some :p


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Well, I was thinking, since it's my birthday and all...

From “The Song of Myself”
By Walt Whitman, 1819 - 1892

Verse 1

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.

My tongue, every atom of my blood, form’d from this soil, this air,
Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their parents the same,
I, now thirty-seven years old in perfect health begin,
Hoping to cease not till death.

Creeds and schools in abeyance,
Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten,
I harbor for good or bad, I permit to speak at every hazard,
Nature without check with original energy.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.

Thank goodness, mid term exam is over! I am happy to report, it went without incident. Hehe.

I completed the papers within the given timeframe. I didn't cabut early :p I was even more prepared for math exam compared to last semester. Bangga tak kawan-kawan? I answered almost all the questions with confidence, bukan main taruk saja.

Almost all because one I couldn't answer; can't remember how to do it. Lol.

Sigh, me and math. We hardly see eye-to-eye.

Anyhow, I've tried my best. We have about 4 weeks to prepare for the finals. And then, I can relax for a bit before going into Year 2.

It's hard to believe how fast a year passed!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Hmm... I have a gadget itch and it is quite severe.

Actually, I've been mulling over getting a netbook / laptop since I started my course. I find if we have our own portable computers, it is so much easier when time comes for doing presentations.

You can't rely on those free-for-all laptops provided by the uni. The last time we tried, it felt like using a used condom with the amount of virus trying to latched on your files. And the warning pops-up that triggered the unit's anti-virus software can give you a headache.

(Selingan: Alasan? You bet! Lol.)

I managed to surpress the itch until now :p Reason being, I've three subjects next semester that may require me to do presentations. So, need laptop nao!

Ok, maybe not now. Soon-ish. Before June, maybe.

I've decided to get a Dell Mini over a full blown 14/15" laptops. What I can't decide is which model I'd like to have -- Mini 10v or the 'new Mini 10'?

Mini 10v is supposed to be an upgrade from Mini 10, but 'the new Mini 10' is said to be the latest model of Mini. Dell's marketing all three on their websites not helping, and you can't compare the old ones with this 'new Mini 10' either to clearly see the difference in specs.

Speaking of which, the noticeable differences I can see are the processor and HDD provided.

After reading tonnes of review and watching countless of YouTube videos, I think I've made my decision... ('think'; because I may change my mind. I am fickle, but what's new?).

Eventhough I don't fancy how it looks, I'm choosing the new Mini 10 just for its prolonged battery hours. Heh. If I am to be using this to replace the three manuals I lugged to tutorials (sila baca selingan sekali lagi), then I need a machine that lasts 6-8 hours long without having to hook it to a power outlet.

The new Mini 10 comes with a 6-cell battery that can last up to 9 hours. Perfect.

Now, all I need is to find some cash to buy this thing :p


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.

The Princess, three years ago....

And three years later...

Yesterday, you were five
Just a kid, a kitten, a pup
But today, you're six years old
You're soooo grown up.

Happy birthday sweet darling, Elmira!

Bibu & Ayah

Monday, March 8, 2010

Once Upon A Dream

I know you
I walked with you once upon a dream.
I know you
The gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
Yes, I know it's true
That visions are seldom all they seem
But if I know you, I know what you'll do
You'll love me at once
The way you did once upon a dream

I must be dreaming this morning. But not of a prince charming, unfortunately. Yup, while driving to the station this morning, I was thinking how swell it'd be if we can change the current car with a new one.

Once there; I parked the car, turned the engine off, put up the sunshades, picked up my bag, got out of the car, locked the door and slammed it shut.

And guess what? I left the car keys inside the car.


Now, I'm waiting for DH to finish work to help me open the car door. So troublesome!

On another note, I'm happy to announced I have finished with my math assignment, yeay! I did it all by myself, and I am 90% sure I got all the answers right. Hehe. The balance 10% tu, kot-kot ada typo ke or miscalculations and because of that, I gave the wrong answer lah kan.

It is now all printed (ada kes sadis: tetiba bila nak save after I've typed the last answer, Word kata the file corrupt pulak!!), bounded and ready to be handed to my tutor.

I am supposed to submit it 2 weeks later. However, yesterday at Mira's ballet class her 'beautiful Ms Chong' said they've arranged for 2 extra classes over the term break for the primaries -- 2 hours, in the morning, Saturday AND Sunday.

What to do. Luckily the tutor has agreed today to have an extra class for math this Thursday evening, so I'm passing mine up to him that day. Initially I planned to drive to Serdang that Saturday morning just to drop the assignment and then drive straight to Lot 10 afterwards.

But now, I don't have to. Problem solved.

That's all I'm doing nowadays -- juggling time!

I need a holiday :(


Thursday, March 4, 2010

None are so busy as the fool and knave.

Sigh. I kept typing and deleting those sentences to start over, again and again. Don't really know if it is appropriate to write about it or which one to start first.

It has been awhile and maybe I am out of practise :p

Anyway, interesting news albeit old was that I made Dean's list for May '09. Told ya' I passed with flying colours, did I not. Lol. I was pretty happy about it, no doubt. And Dad was mighty proud that he gave me RM50 for a job well done.

Ha! Felt like mak baru dapat result bagus in Form 5 je.

Howeverrrrrr... I did really bad last semester. I nearly failed that 3-hour long paper. 'Marginal failure' it said. Sadis sungguh.

Like I said, kinda expected it to be like that. Just didn't know it'll be THAT bad. I know I played a lot last sem. Besides, I was distracted by something-something.

I supposed it was a good thing for it to happen (bad results, that is). It shocked me and made me work harder for this semester.

Moving forward, I think I'll repeat that paper to improve my grade. Sebab dah 'marginal failure' tu kan credit tu tak masuk buku. Uhuks. And if I'm to do it within a year, I do not have to do a new assignment as well.

I plan to sit for it next semester, but not sure if I'm allowed to that yet.

Speaking of which, I've to register for next sem within these few days. Midterm pun belum sudah lagik uols (which is next weekend, yikes!). I've seen the subjects offered, quite interesting. Lots of reading to do, I'm sure.

On another note, Mira's birthday is next week. I have no clue what to get for her... another Barbie? A new dress? A new shoe? A new book? A new colouring set? A new set of stationery? Ben 10? What?