Ending the April..

I can’t believe it’s already THE LAST day of April. I was very busy with work stuff, I was totally lost track of time.
What were the things that can be written about April?

Happening:
1. Of course my birthday. 🙂
2. Monthly visit to my father. Unexpectedly 2 of my sisters also came back. So it was a happy family-time. Plus happy tummy-time. I think I gained about 2 kg for the 4 days.
3. More family-time. I managed to visit my new niece twice (those the only weekends I had in town)
4. Gaining weight about 2kg. I blamed to the family activities that usually involved mountain of my favourite food. Yeah.. Blame others of course. 🙂
5. Submitted my income tax which the dateline is today . Alhamdullillah. I don’t to pay anything and will get rebate instead.

Bought:
1. Got free discount vouchers which I’ve already spent from Sephora and Body Shop. I bought 2-way face powder(BS) and an brown-black eyeliner (S). I really love this eyeliner from NAKED. I haven’t bought eyeliner for a long time and this one was a bit pricey. Luckily it is awesome. 🙂
2. Bought 3 new story books. I have already forgotten when was the last time I bought any.

Read:
1. A Walk to Remember – Nicholas Sparks – finally finished this but haven’t wrote my review on it yet.

Hope to do but don’t:
1. Taking few hours photo-taking in town. Reason – unpredictable raining and tiredness.
2. Weekly-themed artwork.
(this list same as last month)

Health issues:
1. Okayish. Occasionally running nose, allergy and migraine. Nothing bad though.

Work-related:
1. Work-related – BUSY! involved in a new project for the government new product/plan. This project was very poorly planned. That was why I was pulled into it from last project because towards the dateline, they realized still so many tasks haven’t completed.
2. Again. The feeling of quitting the job was very BIG. To the extent that I might resign even without a new job lining up.
3. Promotion to Senior Software Engineer. Not much different though. More responsibility but with same salary as before. This bring to #4.
4. New salary + adjustment started this month. Though it was the worst I’ve ever got since I joined in this company, still, it was something. I was expecting more because of the promotion. But it seems like the increment was like any other increment without considering the promotion. Disappointed much.

My hopes and expectation for May:
1. Reading new book
2. Do the thing in the list of ‘Hope to do but don’t’.
3. Buy a car. But not a priority. Just an urge suddenly popped in my head.
4. Post more of my so-called artwork.

I thought this post will be a short list post. But I got more than 10 items in the list. 🙂

Like last month there was nothing I regretted toooooo much this month too. Like I said, I was super busy at the office, that when I reached home I was too tired. That means I wasn’t into doing any drawing and painting. I had some unfinished sketches. Maybe will finish it later next month and post it here.

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Random posting..

I planned to include some works in yesterday’s post but the net was so lagging, i cannot upload any of this.

So here comes some of the works that I did last week. Still has some that not yet included though.

Kochi kochi..

Lazy cat staring at me..

A happy cat..

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Butterfly aiming for the flower

Posted early today because I will be having family time later this afternoon. We going to have a bbq dinner at my sister’s house. Going to be fun.

Have a good weekend.!!

11th April, A meaningful day..

A lots of things happened today.

Firstly, it’s Friday. That means tomorrow the start of the most awaited weekend. Yay! I’m too tired this week. With the workloads plus the hormone changes, really draining me.

Second, I had a merit review telecons with my boss in Sydney. The review was about my appraisal result and the salary adjustment.

That bring to the third happening. I was informed today of a very unsuspected news. I am promoted to a senior programmer. Meaning a higher title and dont forget a better salary adjustment. Yay, again.

Last but not least, what makes this all even sweeter, today is my birthday. I am so happy with the good news on my birthday. Even though, I was really dragging to today since yesterday because usually I will take a leave on my birthday, but because of the new project, I have too short time to finish this work planning, I decided to take a leave next week instead. Besides, one of the colleague dissappointed with his merit review and salary adjustment yesterday, so I didn’t want to have high hope.

I guess it’s my rezeki, right? Alhamdullillah.
May the good luck and rezeki keeps coming in. May I always remember to thank the Almighty God and being arrogant. Amen.

Life rambling and some works….

April is my birthday month. Yeah, I’m getting older his month.

Weirdly, as many has pointed out to me, I am not really concerned about age or getting older. I mean, what can I do about my process of ageing? Not that I stop it if I want, right?

So I just go with the flow. Make changes a bit here and there, appropriate with the age like way of dressing. and try hardest to live as happy as I can. No use of worrying about wrinkle. Okay. That’s a lie. I do fretting when I saw lines under my eyes. But I’m not losing my sleep over it.

At my age, my friends already married and have kids, and people expected that from me too. The question ‘When will getting married’ or worst ‘go find a guy’.But what am I going to do about it. Not that I can find and buy husband at supermarket. Duhhh!!

Enough rambling..

Here something I worked on in this month. Not great but I’m happy with the results. I’m not seeking impressive and outstanding result. For me to finish a sketch or fully colored a drawing to my satisfaction is rewarding enough.

Hey, I’m not delusional. Nor low self-esteem. I know my skill level. I’m working on getting better. So just wait a bit.

#1 – Random girl – using marker pen, ink and bit of oil pastelImage

#2 – Random stuff in the room, my body lotion and my friend, abottle of vitamin C – using fully oil pastel and outlined with black pen

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#3 – Random girl with bright color hair. This on, I did the sketch last month but cannot seem to get the idea of finishing it. My last part was the mouth. I was happy to finally finished it yesterday. May fav but somehow the photo was not very inspiring – using marker ink and oil pastel for the face and background.

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** Haven’t finish A Walk To Remember yet. Bad Anna!
** Right now, I’m working on a series of animal drawing and coloring. tbc.