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. 🙂
3. #2 means my car still with my sister than my brother. My brother needs the car now. So… 😦
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. 🙂

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.

Advertisements

hello-catz
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 have  a blessfull and rahmat Ramadhan.

695c1778gw1dthbahr2ozg

Penguins

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

 

Happy Mother’s Day.

 

ImageHappy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in the world.

I envy those who still has the chance to celebrate with their mothers. Not that I celebrate it before, since my late mother didn’t like this kind of thing, but most of the time, I did something or bought something for her. The last gift I gave was a handmade sequin handbag because she loved these crafty thing. I bought it in Bali. She was so happy she got it. I am not sure whether she got the chance to use it because few weeks after that she passed away.

I know I wasn’t the best daughter. We did have our ups and downs. I know sometime I did hurt her. I had this very bad temper that sometimes it exploded without thinking of the consequences. My mother such a soft person. She rarely mad at me. Or my siblings. I guess that was the reason why after losing my temper, the guilt and regret as high as a mountain. But she never hold it against me.

One of the thing she worried most about me was me not married. She didn’t want me to be alone. She wanted me to have somebody that will take care of me like I did taking care of my siblings. She wanted me to have kids. Her idea was I’ll be more secured with a husband besides me. Though I wasn’t really agreed with her, but I think she carried that worries with her till the last day.

Today 12th May, is 4th anniversary she leaving this world to another, eternity one. I never forgot her. I miss her a lot. She is always in my prayer.

I hope I have the chance to meet you again one day.

bunga-putih4

Love you,
Anna

29Faces Feb 2014 Face #26 – #29

Finally, the last batch of 29 Faces Challenge. jan002SM_zps6cd8a0ef

Face #26 – Pencil sketch

Image

Face #27 – Watercolor. A very tan girl with curly hair.

Image

Face #28 – Flower girl.Not as I expected. She was chubbier in my sketch. Somehow, she became slimmer when I finished. Watercolor.

Image

Face #29 – Finally, a guy with palm hair. I hope people can recognize it is a guy. Haha. Watercolor.

Image

The link to the Ayala Art for the 29 Faces Challenge Feb 20014 page -> here.

My full entries -> here.

**Seriously, I am proud of myself.Not only that I regularly updated my blog, but also I managed to complete the 29 Faces Challenge.
I know that I am very ambitious for participating this, since I am not much of an artist and very rarely involved something artistic. Somehow, I want to do something new and challenge myself in different area. This is the result.
Though my work not as good as others, but hey.. I got to start somewehere, right?

**Oh, I got a new niece today. She supposed to meet us on 15 March, but she was impatient. Well, actually, my sister felt few small contraction last night. So this morning she went to hospital. The initial check-up result worrying the doctor because the baby’s heartbeat was dropped and unstable. Hence the doctor advised for operation. Alhamdullillah, both safe. The baby has no name yet, born 2.5 kg, looks like his father. I haven;t took any photo, so I’ll post later. 😀

New Year outing..

***Late new year post***

The last time I met my brother and his family, my SIL mentioned about an eating adventure they had few weeks back. And she promised to bring me there someday.

Guess what? She kept her promise. My brother whatapps me early morning on the new year, suggested to go to that place in Jeram,S’ngor. Since I have no plan whatsoever, I said okay. He invited my younger sister and younger brother too.

Quite far, about 1 hour drive. 

The place called Seafood Corner, near the sea. They served grilled or roasted seafood only. Our orders – Siakap, squid, muscle, stingray and cencaru (dunno what english name for it). All baked. Quite nice but I wish they didn’t add spices to the squid. Roast it raw tastes better.

No photo because my nephew deleted all of it. Grrrrr…