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Sad November 26, 2007

Filed under: 71366 — jido @ 10:12 pm

Kak Ju is leaving in about a month’s time.  My mum is so stressed out about it we can barely handle it.  Ye la, Kak Ju’s been her arms and legs for 10 years already.  To train another helper is no easy feat.

Haihhh.  I am going to miss her antics, man.

This evening she had asked me to teach her to use the intercom.

“Kakak tekan nombor rumah kita.”

“Haah haah, lepas tu tekan yang bintang tu kan Jid?”

“Bukan2.  Tekan yang sebelah satu lagi.  Yang hash tu.”

“Oh…tekan yang pagar tu.  Okok.  Kak Ju dah pandai dah.”

Aaa…baju kotor dia suruh letak dalam fridge.  Hash symbol jadi pagar.  I love this woman!

Jangan lah balik!

 

Happy November 24, 2007

Filed under: 71366 — jido @ 11:35 am

It’s bound to be a wonderful weekend because my third pay came in yesterday. =)

Yesterday’s lunch was exceptional!  Us girls had a big dim sum lunch at Spring Garden.   Sedap gile horror can’t wait to go again.

On Thursday I went to see Federer play against Sampras at Stadium Malawati…and I slept half way through!  What a waste!  Penat la pindah2 floor masa training ni.  Our seats dah la nun jauh di angkasa kan.  Mahathir Lokman pon nampak kurus je from our view.  The match was very entertaining while I was awake.  Sampras was so funny.  Who knew la kan.

I have two laundry baskets worth of clothes to fold.  Uggghh, benci.  Not much has changed, you see.

Finally got to meet Azar last weekend and she gave me the worst Monday blues ever!  The whole of last week I woke up with the feeling of getting an MC, but I didn’t la.  Giler takde motivation.  But now, work is truly piling up.  I have a mock unit trust product to come up with, a deed to revise, and a presentation to prepare.  So so much more entertaining than it was in Research.

Foy and I have to finish our hantaran shopping this weekend, thank God gaji dah masuk!  I better get my ass going before I lose my precious weekend to this couch I’m sitting on.  Till later!!

 

Sorry!!! November 17, 2007

Filed under: 71366 — jido @ 11:23 am

Cik Kinut and Sher, and siapa2 lg yg nak/dah  merajuk ngan I…SOrrryyyy!!!!

Macam mana la aku nak break the news kalau tak pernahnye kita borak kat YM/MSN tu kan Shake and Sher?  Sherot tak habis2 ngan tido dia tak pernahnya la kalau aku tegur tu berbalas.  Kau Shake, mesti tgh bercints dengan Adam.  Hehe, alasan!   Korang balik tak winter ni?  Kalau balik btahu!!!

So, let me tell u lah.  I haven’t been that busy preparing.  “Bertunang je” pon kan.  We went ring hunting two weeks back.  It started when we were at Pavillion after a brokers conference at marriott (yeay, at last dah pergi Pav!).  Tgk saja2 je.  Bila dah try satu kat tangan, mula la kan!  The ring fever went on for the whole week.  The next day we went to KLCC and then the next day, the Gardens, and then closed of the week with Bangsar Village and BSC.  Oh, we tried the brownies at Delicious.  It was divineeeee!!!  Anyhoo, in the end we found the ring that both of us like and matches Foy’s budget.

Now, all that’s left to prepare are our hantarans.  Mum already bought a nice songket for Foy at Perhimpunan haritu.  Tinggal nak beli my kain for nikah nak letak atas hantaran and a few other bits and pieces.

The ceremony will be held at my brother’s house yg terkena landslide haritu (before raya).  Omg, masa kena landslide tu mmg kecoh kejap.  Keluar buletin utama, keluar surat khabar, mmg my bro suka la all this limelight.  haha.  Habis selut semua masuk rumah masa tu.  Carpet semua habissss, but we didn’t throw them away. Gi hantar cuci, came back as if they were new!!!  Anyways, now the exterior part of the house is going through some reconstruction.  My bro is confident that the garden and pond will be ready by our day.  He is even more excited than my mum, percaya tak.  Suruh panggil Uncle Onn la apa utk buat a place for me to sit.  Ee, tak kuasa!  But seronok la tgk orang lain seronok kan.     My sisters pon “exited” like that.  The three of us had our first lunch together yesterday.  Their office is near KLCC area, so it’s quite surprising that we’ve never met up for lunch before.  After our lunch, tgk2 jap baju kat ampang park tu (Friday, so lunch hour lama sket).  K.Lin justified her impulsive purchase of a really nice baju kurung (raya dah habis kann!) by saying that it’s for my bertunang majlis.  Yo lah.

I  have a presentation to do this Monday.  Tuesday will be my group’s last day at Research.  Yeay!  After this we’ll be attached kat ASNB pulak.  After that Investment Operations, then Corporate Finance, lastly Corporate Services.  In February, big presentation in front of top management peeps.  Then we’ll be sent to our designated departments.  Everything, I believe, will fly by without me noticing because lepas tunang I can plan my dream wedding to make it a reality.  Beriya ke apa, suka hati la.  I don’t care.  I’m allowed to be.  hehe.

So, there. Jangan merajuk lagi ok.  Boleh la korang beli ticket balik winter ni.  Perasan la aku korang sanggup balik semata2 kan.  😀  Alright, have to go now.  Byee!

 

Boring la November 2, 2007

Filed under: 71366 — jido @ 11:21 pm

Ahhh, it’s such a dreadful thing to not be able to look forward to a long holiday like during uni days.  Only the prospect of weekends and the exceptionally infrequent public holidays brighten my days.  I want to read my books!!  Been purchasing a few every now and then.  Bersepah bookmark in every book.  Semua kat the first chapter je coz I have no time to progress my reading.  Actually, it’s not the issue of not having the time.  The problem is me not having the ability to manage my time properly.   Plus, I lack the energy that I used to have as a student.

How la to be more energetic?  I reach home at 5.30 and by then usually my battery confirm flat tak boleh onn dah balik.  Semuanya disebabkan oleh LRT yang sempit tak cukup gerabak tu!!!  I will only maintain my energy levels when I have to attend to v.important matters like going to the P.Ramlee musical, where I was brought to Siti’s dressing room(!!) (gambar dalam phone tak jumpa wire usb nak transfer, gambar camera with the Puan Sri who brought me to the musical), or when I have to go to the dry cleaners or supermarket.  Other than that, I will just stay home and sleep at 10.

That’s the routine when my parents are around.  If they are not around mmg takde la nak duduk kat rumah tu sorang2 lama2 kan.  I will hang out with officemates and they will sometimes have dinner at my place.   And then I’ll go to sleep.   TV mmg I don’t watch lah.  Dan tgk berita je.  After that I’d be very sleepy.  Read a few pages from a book and then off to la-la land until the next morning.  Boring kannnnn.

A few weeks back I cooked for a few of my friends.  I was with Foy at Cold Storage and secara tak disangka2 terjumpa cik Rosemary dekat herbs section.  Fresh pulak tu!  Dah buat roast chicken 3 times dah so far.  Sbb jakun jumpa rosemary kat msia punya pasal.  Dapat la jamu raya dioraang.

I still haven’t been to OU.  Pavillion jauh sekali.  The Gardens apetah lagi.  Ahhhhh, i feel olddddd.  NOoooooooo!   I’ve only been to Midvalley once, and oh dear, I hate that place because I lose my bearings once I reach the centre of it.  Shops mana kat wing mana…eeee, mmg la tak reti!  Ni dah tambah Gardens, lagi la sesat.

Tomorrow I have to send/fetch Aiman to/from his taekwando class, pick up clothes fr dry cleaners and my sister’s tepung pelita for her open house, attend her open house, and also my aunt’s and Amal’s.  Sunday, have to run some errands in the morning and then attend the other sister’s open hse in the evening.  And then malam tido and then hell, that is work routine, begins!!

Right, I think for a few months from now or until i finish the training program, I will only be able to express my grunts, complaints, and nothingelse.  Ookayy, I’m going to lie on my bed and read.  Gnite!

P/S: cik kinut.  Grey’s aku baru tgk sampai 3rd ep.  ANTM langsung tak layan.  DH lagi la tak tahu ape dah jadi.  House, Heroes, and ape lagi aku tak tahu pon ada ke tak  lg eps baru.  Sedih!!!! sungguh menyedihkan!  padahal dulu aku provider kau kan?

 

5 days of bluerrrghhh October 5, 2007

Filed under: 71366 — jido @ 9:38 pm

Ya rabbi, sungguh panjang minggu ini rasanya.  Tak pernah segembira ini kerana hari minggu telah tiba!!!

Updates on my big family.  There’s a new baby boy in the family now!  Happy giler222 sebab dah lama baby boy tak keluar.  My sis-in-law gave birth to Imran Irsyad (loveee his name!) yesterday morning.  balik kerja tak sempat tukar tudung n baju dah keluar rumah balik with foy gi tgk baby kat hospital.  when i came the baby was asleep and tak bangun2 sampai balik!!  and that was after much prodding from us adults around him.  toya je tidur.  geram betul!!  (nurse suruh kejutkan baby kay, bukan kitorg takde kerja nak bangunkan dia.)

Foy broke his fast at my place and my mum was really sweet to have set the menu around our favourite dishes.  Warning:  oversea-ers should avoid reading the following sentence as it may induce excessive salivation.  gua tak tanggung ok.

Kak ju prepared sambal tumis udang petai (foy’s fav.), ketam masak lemak(my fav.), and kari ikan for us.  mmg lauk tak ngam sbb nak cater to everyone’s tekak.  tapi pergghhh…puas!!!  Today, no lauk for me because semua pon kat muar.  malas betul nak masak.  (rindunye masak2 kat uk!!)

Oh yes, sesiapa yang berada di Malaysia.  Kalau ada tengok iklan Pengguna Bijak yang selalu keluar time2 berita, watch out for Aniq n Aniqah in that commercial.  Haritu tgh mamai2 tgk tv, tiba2 terperasan muka familiar kat tv.  terpekik sorang2 depan tv calling out their names.  jakunn.

Training, i.e. sitting down and listening to lectures, is almost over.  By the end of next week we’ll be starting our rotational attachments to six different departments.  am looking forward to the change of environment.  The training program has taught me quite a few lessons.  The most glaring one is that you get judged in everything you do, it’s tiring.  Cara cakap, cara pakai, cara makan, cara jalan, cara tulis, cara pakai tudung, cara berdiri…itu ini semua pon nak kena tunjuk ajar.  n nak tgk pulak macam mana kita buat.  tensi la betul.  Sometimes, certain things are embedded in you that it is hard to change and accept criticisms.  But what the hey, I’m still so young and inexperienced, I have to follow.

I’ve also learned by observation that it is okay to stay quiet and not be as vocal as i used to be.  If i don’t have a question worth asking, i just shut the hell up.  If i don’t have an opinion worth voicing out i just listen to what other people have to say.  Not speaking up for the sake of speaking up is fine by me.  As the saying goes,  “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.” 

Ahh, I want the weekends to stay.  not looking forward to Monday because we all have to present for our presentation skills class.  It’s really interesting but the ppl around me are of really great talents, it’s hard to compete!

Whatever it is, enjoy your weekend!

 

maintenance September 21, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — jido @ 12:41 pm

hello…I’m on my first medical leave today. had a really bad gastric this morning that i thought i was going to pass out. the pain subsided a bit after sahur n then came back doubly painful after subuh. brushed my teeth in a 110 degrees position. decided that i couldn’t do without my antacid, so I buka puasa at 6.30 a.m. banyak la nak kena ganti this year!! went to office nevertheless because the pain subsided a bit after i took the antacids. and then after awhile the pain came back like giler. tp maintain senyum, ketawa semua. yelah, siapa nak layan sakit kat office. at least kat rumah this morning ada kak ju nak urut. went to see the doctor and he gave an MC.

now, i’m anxiously anticipating another hit of pain because that seems to be the pattern today. sakit, ok, sakit, ok.

talked to sherot, the med student, and she said that docs don’t usually give MCs to sickness that can’t be proven. For fever, there’s the temperature as proof. gastric how lah? nak tunggu 10 jam utk i pass gas baru nak kasi MC baik tak yah kan. so, the doctor has banned me from drinking coffee. apparently, drinking coffee is like pouring hot water onto your stomach lining for ppl with gastritis. now i understand why my gastritis went on for a week masa exam haritu. I drank like 2 mugs a day at that time. I resumed my coffee addiction this week because I wanted to stay awake during training. and then today, banggg. been awake since 3.30 am ni. psycho.

I haven’t updated syajida for so long already. what to update? day in day out, benda sama je. but it’s not too bad because the crowd is a nice one. i take the lrt everyday now. considering that i only have to go through 4 stops, it’s really ok. today i drove the car because i knew there would be a lot of merengkuk activities from me. mana la dan nak move2 around in the lrt. sempitssss ok!

i should really learn how to write reports while my tummy is being nice to me. the others are learning that in the office. my first pay is coming in next tuesday. woohoo! my parents have already cut me off their list of those-who-need-our-support. i haven’t shopped for any of my WANTS since my first day of work. am very proud. i’ve only been buying necessities. i hope i can maintain this when there’s money in my spending bank account.

 

The hype… August 15, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — jido @ 11:47 pm

over my first day at work was seriously over! kiri kanan la orang sms, call, tanya camana kerja first day? terharu mak gitu! thank u! my mother just couldn’t contain her excitement ke anxiousness ke (aku pon tak tahu), sampai call berkali2. kalau dah kat office tu (tgh dengar taklimat pulak tu) cemana la kan nak angkat telepon nye.

When i told k.sher that i was planning to commute to office by lrt, she just laughed. aku dalam hati, “takpe, tgk nnt aku naik lrt tu.” Hmmmppphh, mmg betullah orang dah ada pengalaman ni. Mmg tak naik pon lrt tu!!!! Hangat2 taik kuda je. But seriously, I’m taking the lrt tomorrow. Sbb Atok dah takde nak hantar. Foy has the sweetest of friends, like really. Sanggup bangun pagi2 buta, yg jarang dibuat, nak hantar foy (amikkan girlfriend sekali), gi breakfast n hantar to doorstep PNB – and notmaking a big dealout of it.

So, the first day of TRAINING was alright. Not yet working, so I haven’t been delegated with any kind of serious work yet. Therefore, not much to tell really. This will probably change in 3 months to come when we’ll be posted to specific departments for a pre-probation period of 3 months. Then, our probation period will start. Maka, bersabarlah.

Marilah gelakkan Jid beramai2 kerana sampai tak sudah lah nak menyambut Hari Merdeka dengan berkawad. tak cukup agaknya 3 tahun kawad utk school band masa Hari Merdeka. But i guess it’s not too bad, coz we’ll be joining about 180 other staff members of the org. OKlah, if veteran also kena buat, what more us newbies right. Let’s get tanned together, man!

Alright, have to sign off early now. Lifestyle must change! Early whatever, early rise. As my friend has nicely put it, “Welcome to adult life.” note: no exclamation mark. how dull!!