Thursday, November 24, 2005

I'm Not Okay

A dear friend called yesterday. She asked, 'How are you doing, friend?'

Normally I would say 'I'm okay', despite all the complaints and fuss. Not yesterday. I took me less than a second to say 'I'm not okay'. That's the truth. I was not okay. Still very much unhappy about work.

Let's forget about that. Life is not just about work. God gave us 24 hours a day to balance the important stuff in life. You just have to prioritize. Easier said than done? Sadly, I agree.

I told Amoi and Giggsy that my emotional health is very important. I don't want my kids to grow up remembering me as a grouchy, snappy, unhappy mother. Upbringing is very important. You have to mould your kids to be good people. Enjoy each day as if it's your last day on earth.

Okay. I'm starting to talk nonsense now.

At this point, I'm not in a very good state - work wise. It's just too much to handle. Not the workload, but the dirty politics and the lousy management.

Just for the record, I hate both.

On a lighter note, I have bought Mawi's CD last Sunday. I am not a hard-core fan like my nieces, my sister, my mom, my aunties and God forbid, the husbands too. I rarely buy local CDs. Normally I would look for those with good music arrangement.You know, like those kinda music that makes your car door vibrates and shakes on each note. Like the one on a CD called Jejaka Pilihan or something like that - featuring Anuar Zain, Glenn, Hazami and Ferhad. That is what I call a yummylicious music! A well-deserved 5 stars CD.

Anyways, my sister was raving on how good Mawi's album is. I read quite a number of good reviews on it as well. I decided to give it a go and I'm happy to say that it's almost as good as 'Jejaka Pilihan'. There you go, a good 4 stars to Mawi's first album.

Woopsie-daisy! Latest update - a potential World War III might blow off soon in the team. Anybody has a spare helmet?

Monday, November 21, 2005

In a Nutshell

It’s the usual reason. Mental block. Brain freeze. Dumbfounded. Those of the sort.

Let me just put it all in a nutshell.


Raya was awesome. Was in Shah Alam since eve of raya till the next day. Was off to Batu Pahat on second day of raya. Bad traffic! This time around, I get to meet most of my cousins from my dad’s family – old and young, during a tahlil for my late grandmother. Tok Ayah suggested to have the event at our place since most of the relatives are scattered nearby. Along, Abang, Deli & I rolled the sleeves of our glamorous baju raya and slaved in the kitchen the whole night.

Did the usual round and was back in KL on the fourth day of raya. Spent 2 days at home, trying to finish my project paper. Wishful thinking!

Big chain of laundry during the weekends. Not so enticing.

Week after Raya

A handful of things to deliver to client. Managed to get it all done in time. Was supposed to go to CBJ office but cancelled at the last minute due to food poisoning. Got a shock of my life when I unintentionally read SGP project paper and found loads of error. Client was expecting the paper on Friday but PMO Director was not too happy with the quality. Ended up with a copy of the project paper for review. Yup. I had to review the paper. This is not fun.

Deli’s family day at Putrajaya Wetlands. Reached the venue at 9am, hop on the boat and off we were to the bbq and recreation area. Had light breakfast. Fun and games follow suit. Deli obviously had a good time. The kids too. Kakak was in Deli’s team for Bean-Bag race. Adik did well in Candy-for-Grabs event. Me? I had fun catching them on camera.

Stopped by Sydde’s place at BSP. Managed to catch up on things. More plans for the gang’s weekend getaway before Umie started school in Japan next April. We’re rooting for Bagan Lalang. Again!

Watched Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire. A fine movie. Adik was a bit restless but managed to stay put till the movie ended. Had dinner at GE Mall. Was home by 9.30pm. Slogged in front of the laptop to review the project paper. Was done by 3am. Was tired but not sleepy. Must be the coffee. Did a bit of crossword puzzle before dozing off till dawn.

That was 2 and a half weeks events in a nutshell. Not bad!

Have a few more things to review. Maybe tomorrow. Am too tired now. In need of beauty sleep.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Eid Mubarak

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Maaf zahir dan batin from all of us.