Tuesday, June 14, 2011

ish ish ish

Jumaat lepas, saya tersilap naik komuter.

Semalam, yakni hari Isnin, kunci mangga yang berat tu jatuh 'landing' sedappp je kat kaki aku.

Hari ni, tertinggal handphone kat rumah. Pergi balik kerja naik komuter (the right one this time, luckily), so kenalah guna telefon office and public phone. Nasib baik tau lagi pakai public phone...hahahaha!

Series of unfortunate events? not really. More like series of careless events.

Esok apa pulak? Pakai kasut lain-lain? =p

Saturday, June 11, 2011

the train back home.

Last Friday was a long day. And tiring as well.

At 6.00 p.m., I was feeling really happy. Finally, workdays are over and I was looking forward to the weekend. Normally, I go back home with my aunt. But since she was on leave at that time, I had to take the komuter train. Taking the komuter after office hour is not a nice, comfortable journey. I've taken the komuter many times and is familiar enough on which train to take to go to Kajang.

Unfortunately, that Friday, was not a normal journey. I think I was too excited to get back home that I didn't bother to check whether I hop on the right train. I got in safely, stood at the very end to avoid from falling and so that at least I can lean if not sitting. It was not until 3 stops that I realised that I was in the wrong train!! 3 stops!! sumpah blur giler!! The train was so packed like sardines, I was at the end, and I need to get out at the next stop. I started to think how am I going to get out? At that time I guess I have to be extra agressive. So, when the announcement said the train's stopping at Pantai Dalam station, I started walking towards the exit door, but it was so packed I was stuck halfway. T___T. Then when the door opened, dengan confidentnya, "TOLONG BAGI LALUAN SIKIT BOLEH? SAYA NAK KELUAR. TOLONG BAGI LALUAN. THANK YOU!"

Hahahahhaa....I can't believe I had to raise my voice in public so I can get out from there. I had to say that few times, because there were some passengers who refused to let us go out first. Talking about impatience. So, at Pantai Dalam, I had to wait for another komuter train to stop at KL Central, before I safely took the right train and reached Kajang. It was almost 9.00 p.m. and I was so exhausted. But at the same time, it was quite laughable. hahahaha! how could I be so careless?

Well, at least this is one of the many experience I will never forget. More to put inside my memory box! =D

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Monday Blues

Monday is here again.

Back to work again.

I am feeling so lazy, I feel like sleeping half the day and watch movie marathons. Harry Potter, Pirates of the Carribean, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Lord of The Rings. Wouldn't that be awesome?

Okay, cut it out faridza. This is no longer student life or 'penganggur' life. Haha. You're working, you're becoming a member of working class Malaysian. Deal with it. And yes, no matter how much you want to be like Peter Pan, where you don't want to grow up, this is not Neverland.

Dear Spongebob, do you have any tips on how to get all psyched and excited to come to work? I find it hard to put a smile on my face and shout 'I'M READY!' before I going off to work.

Sabar farid. Think about the money. The moolah. And how many BOOKS and CLOTHES you can buy. haha. (secretly, more excited about the books than the clothes..=p)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Book Reading

I was on the way going back home in Ipoh when I received a text message from a friend of mine. She invited me to a Book Reading session tomorrow at Garden Villa. I was so excited because I hardly have the chance to attend a Book Reading and of course I RSVP 'yes' to her invitation!

Going back home...the journey was not fun. The bus was delayed for an hour and a half, and by the time I reached home it was already 1 a.m.! Didn't really get a good night sleep. Well, nevermind, seeing my parents and my brother is one great feeling. My brother just had his 'bersunat' or circumcision, and he can't really move around. haha! poor boy.

So at 11 a.m. I was on the way there. Here's the poster of the event
Was feeling excited!! and the place is really beautiful. Garden Villa 5, it has a nostalgic feel of it.

the info of it can be found here

It started quite late, but I enjoyed every moment of it. I even bought two novels; Teohlogy by the very own Patrick Teoh and Mea Culpa by Amirul Fakir, a collection of his essays. I love reading malay literature novels, rather than their normal love novels. No offence to the novel lovers. 

Poet laureate Haji Muhammad Salleh started first, reading his poems. For those who still remember the selected poems and short stories back in school; Si Tanggang's Homecoming, he's the writer. My favourite poem would be Surat Kepada Raja Siam tentang Durian. It was funny, classic and original. He read his poems both in Malay and English. Next, Patrick Teoh, reading his articles from his Teohlogy book. I think his session is the funniest, most lively and where I laughed the most. His articles are mostly true, mostly on what's happening in the country right now. He even wore  a T-shirt with the word 'I Love My Country but I Fear The Government'. I want that T-shirt!!! =D. After 10 minutes of refreshment break, we listened to Graham McEune, who lived in Ipoh before but currently residing in Singapore. He read some of his short stories compilation. It was wonderful to hear him read, especially with that pure British accent! He read 3 short stories, and my favourite would be the story where he went to the doctor because was worried of the smell of his urine was different and unusual. It turned out that it was due to the Petai that he ate when he was in Cameron Highland!!! lol! The final reader was Bernice Chauly, and she too read three of her short stories. 

It was fun to see how culture and everyday life can give a person inspirations and change their perspective in certain issues. I enjoyed every minute of it, every word, every gesture of the reader. We even took pictures with the reader and I had Patrick Teoh's autograph!!! Looking forward for any future book reading! but now  I'm looking and waiting for some book promotions! there are some novels that I want!! =D

p/s: there are some other pictures too! but will upload it later. Camera has no battery! >.<

Happy Birthday

To my dearest Daddy!!! =D

Happy Birthday to you! I love you to bits! And I thank you so much for all the teachings, love, patience, perseverance and care that you gave me and my siblings. You're the best in the world!! And I apologise for being a pain in the ass and for causing troubles and burden to you. Trust me, I will pay all that sacrifice you've done, and I pray that it will be real soon.

Love you so much dearest father.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

How I Survived the First Day

Tajuk sangat over. Macam tajuk survivor tsunami or gempa bumi. Padahal nak tulis pasal entry first day kerja. Ceh! Tak apa la, sekali sekala nak jugak pakai hiperbola, dah lama tak pakai term sastera ni. hehe

Anyways, today was the first day of attachment. I prefer the term 'chambering' to 'attachment' but since my exam results are not out yet, like it or not, it's an attachment. T____T. Working hours from 8.45 to 6.00 p.m, and of course being a newbie, I reached there early. Then I was taken into the office where I was inroduced to the staffs there. I seriously didn't expect that there will be so many staffs, and I'm certain that I won't be able to remember all their names on the same day. I'm assigned to the litigation section, and is given my own cubicle! haha! Then came the awkward moment. I was surrounded by people working and typing and photocopying, and I sat there doing nothing. I asked the girl next to me if I can help her in anything, but they didn't have anything to give me and they didn't dare to give me because they didn't receive any instruction from the lawyer. So, I sat there, surfing the net, chat a bit with the girl next to me and another chambering student. At that time, I started to feel that it was not a good first day.

It wasn't until after lunch that I received some tasks. I was relieved, and nervous at the same time. Afraid that I might mess up and get scolded or shouted at, which is definitely not something that I want on my first day. Fortunately, the staff are willing to teach and it wasn't so complicated. Of course la bagi yang senang dulu kan..dah nama pun budak baru. hehe

All in all, the first day ended well. I still feel awkward, and I still have not made that many friends and acquaintances, but at least I managed to make myself comfortable enough not to hate the place. I just hope that throughout the whole 9 months pupillage period, I make a good performance and do more right things than the wrong.

Wish me luck!!