August has always been a busy month. I remember tweeting about it exactly a year ago.
This year was no different.
1. My office's Ramah-Tamah Aidilfitri (even when Syawal has ended)
2. Along dan Bang Halim left for the States
3. Roadtrip to Bintulu
4. Nora tied the knot
5. Brother leaving for France
..and those are the major ones.
I found myself exhausted and constantly longing for the weekend so I can allow myself to sleep in. But that weekend never happened. That is why I am overflowed with joy over the fact that tomorrow is a Public Holiday *insert smiling sleepy face*
Anyhows I finally own my own laptop (courtesy of my brother), and the better part of this is, it came with full episodes of the GOT series. Double yayy!
I will just post photos for tonight and write some more when I am less sleepy - let's just hope that is happening some time soon.
Potluck Raya celebration at the office. Look at all the food!!
P/S: I, of course, contributed some awesome lamb satay - which I wished had bought more
Belated Raya open house in KL with my cousins
Our family + Bang Halim's family at the airport. Did. Not. Cry.
Bang Halim is furthering his studies in Mississippi and my sister decided to take a break from employment and have a taste of the good wife life. I think I need to reconsider my options as well. Eh?
My girls for the Bintulu roadtrip. This was a trip we had been planning and talking about for months and that weekend we finally did it! Yeyy. Here we were waiting for the sunset by the beach having fresh coconut drinks.
On another note, Bintulu is the home to many rare Pokemon. But that is another story.
My babygirl is officially a wife! <3
Presenting to you, the three stooges #tilljannah
Weddings also mean seeing and catching up with friends
And of course, selfie with the beautiful bride and groom
And here is us at a Team Building session last week.
I have started selling things online, which I will only tell you once I am ready and feeling confident about it. But alhamdulillah, it has been almost a month and things are progressing well. It seems that all the marketing lessons I learned in uni had finally found its purpose.
The first two weeks were the most exciting. I made plans, listed the marketing strategies I could apply, studied how other online entrepreneurs do it and researched on the locality interests. I really hope that this enthusiasm lasts, and not just something temporary.
Dar, my sisters and my friends, especially Sal had been extremely supportive. They shared ideas, helped me with the marketing, gave suggestions on how to improve my sales, and Dar even made me pretty banners which I was really impressed of. I could never thanked these people enough.
Anyway, little brother told me that I could have his old laptop since he bought a new one that suits his gaming better. So I guess I could now strike off 'a new laptop' from my to-buy-list. And be happy about it.
A ex-colleague of mine rang up today. Shared a few gossips and eventually talked about life. And work. About balancing achievement in life and work, and everything in between. (No, it was not a long conversation. We just dont do small talks)
I came to a conclusion: I need to do better.
And that means having resolutions/goals to stick to.
So here goes,
28 things to accomplish before I turn 28
1. Free myself from all short term debts
2. Own a steady second income source
3. To not do any impulse shopping, must plan and consider before buying (MOST DIFFICULT ONE!)
4. Earn at least double of my previous annual income
5. Take and complete an independent course
6. Develop a new skill
7. Write a killer proposal paper
8. Get published
9. Make new friends (REAL friends)
10. Find a tailor I am really happy with
11. Not to make any additional financial commitments (unless it's a Louis Vuitton home loan)
12. Make a huge improvement to the office/department, in any way
13. Find a functioning skincare regime, and stick to it! Religiously
14. Khatam the holy Quran, at least once
15. Learn a new recipe
16. Start that travel scrapbook I intended to start on since aaaages
17. Participate in a flea market
18. Complete a 21 kilometres run
19. Organize a huge event
20. Not to withdraw any funds from my ASB account (unless it's for a home purchase)
21. Maintain and update this blog at least once a week
22. Update my travelogue regularly (yes, I own one)
23. Get involve in a volunteer job
24. Visit a city I have never been to. and blog about it
25. Start a new home with Dar
26. Join a run with Dar
27. Go hiking, and explore new places with Dar
28. Get a Clarisonic cleanser as my 28th birthday present to myself
I guess, now that this list is out, I will be updating which item has been crossed out.
Well, here is my best nine Instagram photos of 2015 which I guess pretty much summed up what my year is about; me and Dar, family & goodbyes at airports, and porets sessions with my best friend. Dar said it's proven that he is the celebrity of my Instagram 😅
I was listening to a local radio station this morning on my way to work. With today being the last day of the year, it was only fitting that the topic was on new year resolutions. So what happened was a guy called being excited about how he is going to spend today's eve in Kota Kinabalu and how his plan for the upcoming year was to 'recover' from last year's travelling and then travel some more. One deejay asked about his trips whereabouts and the conversation elevated from that. After he hung up, the deejay mentioned something to his partners (there were apparently three of them) about how lucky it is just to be able to travel outside of Malaysia.
"I would have 50 photos just being in Singapore. Like hey, I am out of Kuala Lumpur!"
"Yeah, the funny thing about us Malaysians is that we'll go to Singapore and tell everyone that we're being overseas."
*Gasp* "How dare you make that kind of joke? Singapore is oversea. You have to cross the sea to be there!"
Third deejay spoked up "It's just a strait. So, technically it's over-straits."
"Yeah, whatever. Let's listen to *insert song title*"
This made me laughed, real hard.
So what do you think? Is Singapore considered as oversea?