Ending The October..

End of October 2014. Meaning another 2 months till 2015. Wow weee.
I don’t know whether this is a good news or bad news. Yet.
To cut short, here you go. (well, actually because I don’t know what else to say)

Happening:
1. We had Eid eary this month. I parcitipated in the qurban. We also had small feast for Aqiqah of my 3 new nieces at my father’s house. Very tiring effort but satisfying enough because no bad incident we cannot manage especially since we kind of short of hands since my elder sisters not coming back.
2. I took 2 hours of refreshing driving-class. I am proud to say I still remember most of the techniques. Saying that, I am still not confident enough to drive a manual car on my own on the road yet. However, the teacher said, I have enough skill to drive an auto car. Just that I need to be more confident. ๐Ÿ™‚
3. #2 means my car still with my sister than my brother. My brother needs the car now. So… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
4. New housemate again. It took us longer to find replacement this time. I think nowadays, people looking for luxury compared to last time. Same questions every time, washing machine, network, cable-tv. Luckily last week we got a confirmed new housemates. 2 girls sharing the room. Looks like nice girls. I hope.

Moner Matters:
1. I received a $200 money voucher from the government for ‘festive allowance- single’. I never got this before and I don’t know how my BIL did to get me this. Maybe not much but still, free money.
2. Received $100 dividen from CIMB. Yay. Another free money. Sadly this is the last one.
3. Finally bought a new handbag. Dark-red Elle handbag cum backpack. Big enough for my office docs. I got a good deal for this. 20% discount + AEON voucher, ended up I paid <$180 for the bag. Nice!!
4. One bored day in the office, I surfed the net, got me to Lelong.com.my, got me to this seller that sell cheap t-shirt. The destructive impact -> I bought 3 long sleeves t-shirts plus 1 blouse for $92 with free shipping. Though the t-shirt not as good as I expected with thin material and bigger size that the site’s measurement, I still say this is a good buy.
5. I was really in tight budget this month because of the Eid and the feast. Luckily the salary was out early this month in conjunction of Deepavali holiday. ๐Ÿ™‚

Work-related:
1. Another training continued from last month. Also more meetings.The light is still very dim to me. Lots more info needed to make a clearer picture of the planning and stages.
2. Programming-wise – I am very slow to catch-up with this new stuff. A bit demotivated by this luckily my colleague is very patient with me and the A-Team not yet in the project. So we can take our time to master the new stuff. Hopefully I can produce workable result before she come to KL.

Health-wise:
1 I had bad case of high-fever and flu. My 4 months complete attendance was tarnished by a one-day medical leave I have to take. I am grateful enough it didn’t reach worse stage.

Book read:
1. Toys – James Petterson. Not yet write the review.
2. The Collectors – David Baldacci.( I like this more that Toys). Not yet write the review.

Looking forward to November:
1. 3 of my colleagues will be in KL for the new project and also for training. Plus our new boss too. One of the colleague is the closest I have here and another one I haven’t met yet so far.
2. If all went well, I will get my car back. Hopefully. Since November will be yet another raining month, with the car, at least I have the choice to drive instead of taking public transport. Though that also means I will have extra expences too.

All in all, I think October passed by fast early in the month but after middle, it became slower.
I am dragging to get to November, though I have no idea why.

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Ending the August..

**Note**
This was supposed to be posted last Sunday. But I was not sure what happened, it failed to post even after 3 trials.
Since I’ve already has the entry, and even though it was past August, I posted today.
**End-Note**
Sunday was a special day. It was my country’s 57th Independent Day. Lot of fireworks. Since I was at my hometown, so most fireworks I can only hear not see. The big ones I can only watched in television. If I were at my house, I can clearly see the fireworks everywhere. But still since the tragedy of #MH17, the national celebration was not as big as we always had. Just fireworks and marching in the national stadium. Previous years, we had open houses, concerts, traditional events and stuff.For me not a really big lost. At least we can use the budget to different thing. Unless the ministers put the extra money in their own pockets, then I’ll get angry.

Anyway, back to the end-of-month list.

Happening:
1. Still in Eid mood. Lots of open houses. That means lots of food. And that means, I gained back few grams that I lost during fasting month. ๐Ÿ™‚
2. My father came to KL for the medical check-up. Follow up of the last month knee-infection operation. So again another family gathering.
3. On 15th, new niece. Named Keisya Zara, was born early few days than the original due date. Welcome to the family! That means I have 3 new nieces this year. So far. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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4. My eldest sister contacted with the dangerous dengue fever. Then later her son. But her son got it worst than her. They both spent about 2 weeks of daily check-up and blood test. Plus each was admitted 2-3 days in the hospital at different time. Quite bad.
5. Spring cleaning half of my closet. Yes, half-only. Because I need spaces if I want to clean all. So will continue in Spetember. I hope. ๐Ÿ™‚
6. The highlight of the month. A housemate left the house. Sadly this has became a bad experince. It happened that the girl I thought stayed at my house was actually already moved out and found a replacement. However, this new girl after 2 weeks, decided she didn’t like the house and moved out without telling any of us and while we were away for a long Eid holiday. That means we (2 of remaining housemates) have to bear the rent and bills for August since no deposit passed to us. So we were desperate for new housemate/s. It was not easy because the previous girl (the second last) still has her stuff in the house, and created a mess. Secondly, we don’t have the luxury of washing machine, cabel TV and internet which limits the candidate especialy the working ladies. Ended, we got 2 univ students which still young and don’t mind the lack of stuff. Hope this ones can stay longer and wont create trouble.

Bought:
1. Bought a car. Well.. Actually I bought and got the car end of July. Sadly, until now, I haven’t really drove it yet since I was planning to take driving-refreshing class. It was hard to find driving school that provide this class. I knew a few did before but they don’t have it anymore.
2. Not for me but few stuff as souvenirs for my collegues at Sydney. Glad that they love it.

Read:
1. Fast Track โ€“ Julie Garwood โ€“ finally finished this and the review already posted here
2. Bombshell – Catherine Coulter – no review yet
3. Final Target – Iris Johansen – no review yet
4. Firestorm – Iris Johansen – no review yet

Hope to do but donโ€™t:
1. Driving class – simply because I have no weekend to spare

Work-related:
1. Work-related โ€“ BUSY again! from the same government projects.
2. My new boss from Sydney came for a visit and get to know us. It was nice to finally meet her since before this we can only hear her voice via teleconference. She is a sweet and chatty lady. This is my first time I have a lady boss in my entire career. Refreshing I would say. Good? No comment yet.

My hopes and expectation for September:
1. Better budget thingy.
2. Do the thing in the list of โ€˜Hope to do but donโ€™tโ€™.
3. Reading more of the books that keep collecting dust on the shelves.
4. Post more of my so-called artwork. Maybe participating 29Faces challenge like I did in February.

I was blessed with good health in August. Though few of my family member not as lucky. Nothing big happened except that lots of Eid gathering, meaning food and food everywhere.

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Already July and I forgot to post ‘End of the month’ entry. I felt like I was just wrote a end-of-month post few days ago. And I was not in town for few days.

Alright. Now, the delayed caps for last month. Better late than never.

End of June means we have finally come to the second half of the year.
Lets look back for the past 3 months what the-happening of the first half of 2014.

1. 4 new additions to the family. 2 nieces from my 2 younger sisters, 1 grand-niece and 1 grand-nephew.
2. A nephew getting married in March.
3. A niece getting engaged in June.
4. I got promoted though not a very happy news since the salary adjustment is one of the worst.
5. Decided to buy a car. Will get it next week or the week after. That means new house have to wait first.
6. Got new housemate. So far she is better than the older girl.
7. My goal for the saving account total accomplished in May. However this have to be re-started because of the item #5.

Still:
1. single mingle
2. no new friend
3. no holiday getaway
4. no house. or still staying in same house.
5. working here.

I didn’t read new book last month so no book review. Didn’t paint or draw anything too.

End of June, started the fasting month for Moslem. The holy month Ramadhan. It was and will be a bit challenging this year because the fasting period will be 13 hours plus the super hot weather.

Let’s pray to haveย  a blessfull and rahmat Ramadhan.

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I was super busy. I thought with July already here, I will be less busy. How wrong I was. Still same.

 

Ending the April..

Iย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚
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. ๐Ÿ™‚
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. ๐Ÿ™‚
2. Bought 3 new story books. I have already forgotten when was the last time I bought any.

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

Hope to do but donโ€™t:
1. Taking few hours photo-taking in town. Reason โ€“ 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 โ€˜Hope to do but donโ€™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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.