Friday, October 22, 2010

i make no apologies for the way i feel.

Here's my policy when it comes to helping people: Be sincere and don't expect the person you've helped to reward you.

Namanya pun tolong, kan. So why in hell are you all emo when that person couldn't do a favor for you? What, you expect him to simply give you what you want just because you helped him before? And its not like he doesn't appreciate what you've done for him. Quite simply, you're asking for way too much. And seriously, you rubbing it in his face and reminding of all you've done to help in the past is quite disgusting.

And dude please la. Just because you do some stuff to help people, doesn't mean you can freeload on them whenever you want to.

And oh, here's another policy of mine: Don't drop any last-minute bombs that in the end could only make things worse for the person you are helping.

You wanna help, but there's strings attached to it, jangan bagitau at the last minute. Or financially, if you can't help out 100% of what the other person is asking of you, don't act like he knows he won't be getting what he wanted when you've said nothing to indicate anything of that sort. Your help is very much appreciated regardless of the amount you can give or the time you can spend, but lay down the rules earlier on so he can make informed decisions. Don't wait till the last minute.

I'm ranting. People frustrates me sometimes. Pisses me off.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ate Prayed Loved :)

Had a girlie movie and dinner session with Lyana last Friday, and we watched Eat Pray Love. I had reservations about the book, with the author being paid in advance to experience the stuff she's going to write about and all, but I love Julia Roberts. So I decided to leave my preconceptions behind, and to just enjoy the movie.

And I have to say, its rather good.

I describe the movie to Azzura as 'food for your soul', coz its not really a romantic comedy (romance didn't come till much later), and its not really a chick flick (although its main character is a woman). I'm not going to dwell too much about the story, but personally I think it has a very empowering message to everyone out there who is stuck in a rut and wants something else in their life - get off your ass and do it. I do find Ms Roberts' character Liz as a little ruthless sometimes, but when it comes to happiness, you gotta be selfish a little, no? Especially when its for everybody's good.

But I do have one beef with the movie - durian does not smell/taste like stinky feet! I'm not sure about Indonesian ones, but the good stuff from Malaysia is hella awesome! And to diss the fruit just coz one smooth talking Brazilian man with a heaven-sent smile said its not good is so chicken of Liz, since she went traveling to different countries in different continents alone. Durian seulas takleh plak try? hish.

But I digress.

Lyana's favorite part of the movie was Italy - where Liz ate. Looking at the food will make even anorexics change their mind and dive into a plateful of spaghetti. Bali - where she loved - is the most romantic part of the movie, I guess. I find that part of the movie as mediocre. I didn't find it as exciting as Liz's previous experiences.

But my favorite was India, the pray part of the movie. I don't know what I can say here that wouldn't give it out too much - so lets just leave it at emotional, shall we?

I wonder if the movie did the book justice. Anyone read the novel oops I mean memoir yet?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

in a timely manner.

Maybe it's just me, but I find time to be moving faster nowadays.

I'm always surprised when the weekend is here, and suddenly its a new Monday (I consider Monday as the beginning of the week and weekend as the sweet sweet ending). It's kind of... terrifying.

I wonder if it'll feel the same once I start work, Insya Allah? haha I'm sure I'll be hoping for the day to end a lot sooner, so I can get back home to Hamzah :)

Saturday, October 09, 2010


I think its pretty much set (kot?) that I will soon start look for a job, possibly to begin in December or January. Which also means sending Hamzah to a daycare/nursery.

Initially I wanted to start working a few months after giving birth to the little Lion, but hubby wasn't keen on sending him to a nursery, so we waited till mommy finds a permanent nanny/maid to look after Hamzah. But he's already 8 months old, and there is no sign of a new maid, so I guess its time to stop waiting.

Working with hubs is great and all... I am only busy at the beginning of the month! But there has been changes in Subway as whole that made that early month workload easier to handle... It seems silly to continue with the company when I don't really do much.

But truth be told... I don't know how I'm going to deal with the fact that I won't be taking care of my Hammyboy for 8-9 hours each weekday. The thought of it honestly scares me. But then again... not being able to provide the best for him is much scarier. And how can we afford buying our own place by the end of 2011 with the money we make currently?

I don't know lah. In an ideal world, I want to be a stay at home mom and make a substantial amount of money so I don't have to go to work. But the ideal world is not realistic for us at the moment.

I hope I'll be able to find work in an industry that I love. Writing is top of the list, of course. Communications, too. Insya Allah :)

Right now, I'll continue enjoying waking up to Hamzah's smiling face, bathing him with his giggles filling the room, watch him crawl (he's getting so good at it already!), mimic him when he cries for attention (yes I am a bully :P), and sleep by his side.

Hah. Camne nak kerja ni.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Hello, blog. I've missed you.

I read on Wikipedia that the author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, was paid in advance to write the book. Which is normal lah kan.

But wait a second. The book is a memoir, right? Of her life experiences following her divorce. So being paid in advance... How sure can we be that she did not seek out to experience things in her travels that would fit the book, and that she truly unbiasedly go through everything?

Seems kinda messed up.

But I haven't read the book, so maybe I shouldn't judge prematurely. And I am looking forward to catching the movie. Julia Roberts is almost always a delight to watch. (Except for her role as Tinkerbell in Hook. I don't get that one.)

And I shall end this post with a photo of my son. Gila takde kena mengena, I know. But he's sooooo enseemmmmmm~