Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A New Chapter

I am getting engaged in 3 days time, InsyaAllah, if God permits. Yet I am not able to allocate some time to enjoy my few last moment of being single. Work is eating my time. If not for the presentation next week, I could have sit down and relax and get myself ready for the ceremony. I don't even have time to feel nervous at all. I tell myself that I will just go with the flow and act normal on that day.
Bf has been busy too with his audit work and extensive training for the tournament. He will be leaving to Korea again for the same tournament he attended last year, a day after the engagement. I were wishing that we could go together and pick up the my baju from the boutique but it didn't happen. He had to attend the training this time in KL until late hours. No problem though, I can go by myself tomorrow.
I called Mum from the office the other day because the flowers and decor were in front of our door. But she was so bising and said "Dah malam duduk kat office lagi, tak tau nak balik rumah ke?" Haha. Kelakar betul. She didn't know that I had no choice but to stay and settle those stuff before we off for the workshop next week. I've never tell anyone about my job because I don't think they would understand. But the field I am dealing with now is one of the biggest field in the world and worth billion barrels of oil. I so hope my company will get it. I dreamt for it to be one of my significant contribution to the company. And that is why I am working hard for it. Wish me luck and InsyaAllah. Well, I am just a small girl with big dreams you know :)
I should be on leave tomorrow but I am not sure whether it valid or not cause I still haven't receive an approval email from my boss. Sigh. But I will still make my presence to the office tomorrow. I need to check my simulation results and hopefully I will see something good. The simulation takes 20 hours to complete can you believe it? I have to run few cases and that means clicking yes today and come to check for the result tomorrow. Sigh.
I've already had things in mind what I want to do for tomorrow. Go to the office, check results, request my boss to approve my leave request, go to pick my baju and go back to Seremban and drop by at the florist. Aha. I am anticipating this visit to see the florist. I realise how I have fallen in love with flowers, especially fresh flowers. They are so beautiful. And there are tons more to be done. Invitation cards, door gifts, manicure and pedicure, hantaran. Aha did I tell you that I did my own hantaran? And the theme is ribbons and butterfly. Oh how I really enjoy doing it. And many more! 16 tasks listed in my PDA. I so hope I'll be able to remain calm and most importantly, put my "work" into silent mode until Saturday, at least.
Just to share, I've been getting friends telling me things like "Jangan tunang lama-lama", "Lepas tunang nanti asik gaduh je", "Lepas tunang nanti ramai orang akan datang goda kita", "Lepas tunang nanti banyak cabaran". Seriously I am not sure how far it is true but I do see with my own eyes some of the cases that tie back to those statements. Well, I, we will continuously pray for good things dan mendapat rahmat, berkat dan restu dari semua.
Okay I need to go to the bed now. Wish me luck people :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tag Bahasa Melayu (Cik Aida Agil)

Nama-nama timangan anda :
Name and called by
Zalina - colleagues and anybody else
Zal - UTPians, initiated by Ee Fei hehe
Z - Georgians
Ina - family
Nor - Hj Ahmad, my mentor
Zalin - Mr Tony, my English tuition teacher
Baby - Apau hihi
And my mama calls me Cookie

Anda seorang yang :
1. suka duduk di rumah, amat bencikan kehidupan hectic di KL especially at the LRT or komuter station atau di jalan raya(shopping malls dikecualikan)
2. suka menghabiskan duit kepada baju, kasut, accesories but not to food
3. cepat terasa dengan kata-kata orang, but taking it positively; agak hot-tempered from inside and stubborn but caring and loving
4. sukakan cabaran, semuanya akan saya try dan redah saja
5. cakap banyak dengan orang yang saya comfortable saja, if tidak, saya akan diam diri seribu bahasa
6. cintakan kareer saya

Insan Teristimewa ?? Describekan Die Terlalu Istimewa Dimata Anda :
My mummy, for bringing me into this world :D

Lagu kesukaan anda :
Lagu lagu yang tak bising dan serabut, most of it is love song, jazz and blues, classical music and any acceptable mainstream music too. One all time favourite song - Endless Love

Makanan kesukaan anda :
Makanan Melayu contohnya nasi lemak dan Italian cuisine. But I seriously sucks in cooking Malay dishes.

Warna kesukaan anda :
Fuschia, lilac, dark chocolate, mustard yellow

Tiga benda yang mesti ada dalam beg anda :
Beg ape? Beg duit ke?
If beg duit - Lip gloss, blotter, handphone and $$
If document bag - my Pashmina shawl, pen drive, reading materials

Kali terakhir masa anda menangis dan kenapa :
I cant remember when. Few months ago I guess. Why? Masa discussion about my Engagement with my family. Mum wants this, Auntie wants that, Uncle don't want it at all but they totally forgot that I was the one who is getting engaged. My dad jugak yang cool, what I want semuanyer pass aje :)

Tag 6 rakan anda :
Pak Wan
Sha Sha

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's A Free World

A guy asked "I see you are wearing a ring. Are you married or engaged maybe?"
I laughed. Nope I said. I could sensed his curiosity of me wearing a ring when it doesnt tie back to any M or E status.
Let me tell you why. It's more of a personal choice, cheap way of conveying the message that I am "taken", "not interested" or "leave me alone". Running around without a ring bring too much attention. Furthermore, it's a risik ring that I am wearing. A gift from my bf side. It was a suprise. I didnt know that the family would come with a ring, when we both have agreed we just wanna make it simple.
Another story by one of my colleague
"I saw this girl in the LRT. Sweet and pretty but no ring at her fingers. What gives? Something is wrong with her?"
Obviously, nothing is wrong with her. It is just a personal choice she made of not wearing any ring.
I believe a women should be able to wear/or not a ring in any fingers that she wants to with an exception to those who are still sourcing for Mr Right. You may want to avoid the misleading fact on your status. Who knows how many great men may have passed by because they thought you were married!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sucker for Scarves

Whenever I am feeling bored, I love to browse into my scarves collection. The eye glaring colors boosts up my mood. The beautiful abstracts and flowers really make my day.

Soft colored scarves from Dirs Gallery
Work/casual scarf by Arzu
Raya 2008 scarves by Arzu

My latest acquisition is this one. I bought it at the airport today, after hantar my Mum.
I love pink, red and fuschia by Tie Rack

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Handbag Planet

I am kind of curious, people giving handbags away for free. Wujud ke? But no harm trying right? I hope I am lucky to pick up the Zebra bag. Clicko if you are curious as I am and we will see.
Handbag Planet

Friday, October 10, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tag 5 people and post their names, then goes to their blogs and leave them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged. Let the person who tagged you know when you answered the questions.

What were you doing 5 years ago?
Let me see. It was the year 2003. I was 21 years old. In my fourth year in UTP, but that time was in my Industrial Training at OGP KLCC. Lived at home in Seremban, traveled to work in KLCC everyday. Most of the stuff I did was on Project Consultation, under the supervision on Mr Craig and Mr Adaham. Get to know OGP Engineers and became good friends - Sakinah, Nurul - OGP Trainees - Hana, Khaties, Mas, Nashwar. My favourite lunch mates - Apau, Normy and Kak Gina and they still are. It was fun even though I was still on my braces.

What were the 5 things on your to do list today?
1. Bring Mama shopping for groceries at Tesco
2. Meet my dear Hazzy to pass her Kerepek
3. Bake chocolate chips cookie for Raya
4. Play with my kitty
5. Berbuka puasa at rumah Bf and family

What are 5 snacks that you enjoy?
1. Cadbury Twirl chocolate
2. Dunkin Donut Wholemeal tuna
3. Chocolate chips bun by Roti boy
4. Super ring - who doesn't?
5. Paddlepop Pelangi (Paddlepop.. paddlepop... super duper yummy... - (the official song for Paddlepop)

What are the 5 things you would do if you are a billionaire
1. Pass it to Mama and Ayah for whatever things they wanna do
2. Travel all around the world, a must place to visit - Bora Bora in Tahiti HAHA
3. Donate to anak anak yatim dan pembangunan masjid
4. Shopping of course - designer handbags and shoes, cars,
5. Open a rumah kebajikan kucing, a book store and a cake house
Boleh tambah bullet lagi tak? Five tak cukup lah
6. Settle my credit card debt and PETRONAS loan hihi

What are 5 jobs you’ve had?
1. Trainee Process Engineer
2. Analyst
3. Reservoir Engineer
4. -
5. -
This once, I applied for a position as clerk in a construction company and got rejected. Ever since then, I never had the interest to work in a position other than on my core area.

Tag 5 other Blogger…?
1. Aida
2. Pakwan
3. Hairul+Haniza
4. Ozy
5. YSL ladies

Done :)