Thursday, March 29, 2012
I arrived late at work today but luckily there was no hassle to get the 'signature of approval' from the authority because Kak Aishah was nearby checking on the punch cards.
" Sorry, lewat..."
"Yong bukan ada anak yang From 5 ke?"
"Ada...tengah sibuk isi borang..." and that's the end of a very brief but friendly conversation from the head of mathematics department.
Then, I waited for Halimah to go for breakfast in the car.
"K.Yong, Timbalan Pengarah nak jumpa...(pulak...with a sigh..)
I told her that I will wait for her until she's done with her bussiness. about half an hour later she arrived so off we went to Cafe C for breakfast.
But, that is not the most interesting that had happened to me today..
The most interesting thing that had happened to me today occurred around 2 pm just now.
"kak Yong ada tak?" I heard a sweet voice just outside my cubicle. Then, the person appeared right in front of my table. Murniwati, the counselor.
"Yes, ada apa-apa yang perlu dibantu?" I asked her without any doubt in my mind. i thought she was asking for 'somebody' from my unit.
"K.Yong. Saya nak 'audit' K.Yong....ISO.." she was really careful with her words.
(HAAA? Apa? nak audit aku? Habislah...) I said to myself.
"Takpe. KYong jangan takut...Nak audit biasa2 je..Buku attendance adatak?"
"Buku attendance? What do you mean? Kertas attendance adalah...(Silap cakap ke aku ni?)
"Kertas pun takpe lah...Kat mana ya?"
"Dalam file ni..." So, I opened the file that I JUST received today due to lateness.
Murniwati looked at the attendance curiously..
"Students K.Yong takde yang absent ya? penuh semua"
"Ada..tapi tak kerap (hehehe)"
"K. Yong tak isi dalam MIS ke?"
"Computer saya baru baik dalam sebulan. Boleh check dengan Ina Technician kalau tak percaya."
"Attendance ni tak ikut format la KYong..."
"Ya ke? I transfer directly dari MIS.
Then, she showed me a piece of paper that had a format of the students' attendance sheet.
"oo...lebih kurang je ni. Cuma nama lecturer nd kelas I tolak tepi.."
"Betul K.Yong. Nanti K.Yong ubah ya?" she said sweetly...
Then, she wrote something on her paper. Apalah agaknya yang dia report...
So, finally, the ISO Team had the chance to audit me. And, fortunately, I was poised and calm.
Monday, March 19, 2012
TV Al Hijrah has become one of my favourite channels since I first watched Ustaz Don on television during the Prophet's (SAW) week last month. And there is one particular song that I began to love every time it is played on TV. Other than the soothing sound of the tune, I also found the lyrics to be so beautifully written. Here's the song....
*Saya sangatlah terkesan bila mendengar lagu ini..
Friday, March 16, 2012
"I went there already but the clinic only perform during school holidays and its fully booked now." he sighed.
Sometimes I wonder if Mr D would one day be a Muslim because he is sometimes sound like a Malay man.
"I know a clinic in Changlun which can perform that thing but they said that the doc who perform it do it in the traditional way." Suddenly, appeared Mdm M out of nowhere.
"Haa? Pakai pisau ka? Matilah aku kalau macam ni..." Mr D said panickly.
We all laughed real hard when heard that. Yeah, this friend of mine is so frank and funny..:)
Later, more of my friends came to my cubicle. Talking, eating and gossiping. Suddenly, I realised that it's almost 12 o'clock. It's time to fetch Masyitah from school. So, I had to key in the RKMS to seek permission to leave the college for a while...And my class had to be 'gone' because of that. I had hoped the students used the hour to practise their sketch.
So, I drove my car back to Jitra. After fetching Masyitah from school, I stopped at the 'gerai nasi' to buy some 'tapau' dishes. Najihah had requested for a break of cooking for the second time in 2 days. Later, in an hour I was already at the college once again..trying very hard to complete the data as I had to pop in DKK4 for the musical sketch competition. I am the Coordinator for the Students' programme.
Umar and the gang...
Ramainya manusia sampai kena duduk atas lantai!
Mak ooi! It was really exhausting. But I know I had to give some moral support to my students who were participating in the competition. And, I was not disappointed as both of my groups had put up a really good performance. I enjoyed it very much. Somehow, they had made my day although it was a bit later of the day. I hope they would win any of the three prizes.
At 3.30pm, I had to rush back again...going to a kenduri kahwin this time with my husband and Masyitah. We reached the 'pengantin's' house around 4.30. After that we went home but not for long. I had to take my daughter to the clinic for "umrah's immunisation". Amirah, my second daughter will be accompanying her grandma (my MIL) to Mecca.
Finally, we reached home nearly at 7pm after the running here and there. That's the end of today's story. Pheww!!!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Jual Kuih raya...
Display jam... (orang kaya aloq staq...:) )
Semua ibu rasa macam tu agaknya...
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I still have a few women in my life to live for though....My Sisters...who have been an integral part of me...who never fail to help me when I need them..who listen and advise and who just simply be a sister to me...thank you for always be there for me.
And, when talking about my sisters, it will always bring back to another important person in my life...MY FATHER.
"Yake? Jumaat tak boleh? Satu hari je..."
It really broke my heart when he said that. I coudn't bear hearing him begging me like that. It's the first time.
Then, I told him that one of my sisters would come and see him this Monday.
"Banyak hari lagi tu..." he sighed.
Yeah, only 3 more days. Today is Thursday.
Later, I told him that I will try my best to see him next week.
Phew!!! That was tough (and sad).
Is that always the case when talking to men (compared to women) ? Hmmm....
"And my wife too.." that were his last words before he went off the air.
Wow, at last! Ingat juga dia pada wife dia...
So, to all women in the world whether you are lucky or not, here's a song for you...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I read this article in Yahoo today which I found interesting and amusing... :)
Facebook used to be a source of amusement and happiness—why else would 483 million people check in daily? But if you find your news feed to be more of a bummer with each passing day, you’re not alone.
In a study presented at the recent Society for Personality and Social Psychology meeting, researchers asked a sample group of Facebook users between the ages of 18 and 65 to read some of their friends’ status updates. Afterward, those Facebook users rated their lives as much less satisfying than people who didn’t check their news feed first.
The reason: Much of how we judge our success in life is based on how we stack up against our peers. “The problem is that Facebook gives us a limited view of our friends’ lives, and that view tends to be unrealistically positive,” says study author Dilney Goncalves, Ph.D., a professor at IE Business School in Madrid. As a result, you subconsciously start to believe that everyone is living a cooler, more exciting life than you are. This effect is magnified when you don’t know your “friend” personally because your perception of his or her life is based exclusively on a (somewhat bogus) Facebook profile. And make no mistake: Perception is everything in social media—find out what Your Facebook Picture Says About You.
The more friends you have, Goncalves adds, the more likely you are to spend your day enviously reading about someone’s paradise vacation, new girlfriend, or job promotion. The study also revealed that having 354 Facebook friends seemed to be the tipping point after which people were increasingly less happy with their lives.
Goncalves recommends unsubscribing from your most prolific braggarts and fine-tuning your news feed. You can choose to read all updates from a friend, downgrade to a smaller portion of their updates, or view only what Mark Zuckerberg’s voodoo determines to be their “most important” posts.
Another option: Cut ties with excess acquaintances to reduce your stream to best buds only. That means your dentist, your freshman year hall-mate, and your overbearing ex all get the ax. After you’ve reached a comfortable count, “learning about the success of your closest friends can actually make you happier,” Goncalves says. If that still doesn’t put a smile on your face, try these instant mood-lifters:
1. Cook Dinner
Dinner may be the easiest way to improve your mood. Two-thirds of people say a good meal in a calm environment is a major source of happiness, according to the Journal of Happiness Studies. Avoid the burger-land franchises. "Fast-food restaurants are depressing places," says Christopher Peterson, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. "Even the people who work there are demoralized." Check out Restaurant Meals, Made Awesome to learn how to make your favorite restaurant dishes at home—cheaper, healthier, and tastier!
2. Send Fewer Texts
According to the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, text message addicts are less satisfied with their lives than people who use conventional communications. Instant messaging isn't as good at building the strong relationships that sustain happiness, says Melanie Green, Ph.D., a psychology professor at the University of North Carolina. Even e-mail is better. And, of course, face-to-face communication is best.
3. Find Some Green
Dutch researchers found that city dwellers living near parks and gardens were 25 percent less likely to be diagnosed with depression than those with nary a patch of grass in sight. Study author Jolanda Maas, Ph.D., says that frequent exposure to nature may help people recover from stress and mental fatigue.
4. Buy Experiences, Not Things
Instead of "having," focus on "doing." Investing money in experiences makes people happier than buying material possessions can, according to the journal Review of General Psychology. The thrill of a big purchase fades, but the social relationships built during an adventure endure.
5. Give Thanks—Literally
Gratitude is a huge predictor of happiness, and showing it verbally makes a big difference. "It changes your mindset," says Peterson. "We take the good for granted, but if the bad is all we pay attention to, life is going to be a very grim business." However, saying thank you boosts mood by making you more aware of good things in life. And it has a sustained effect if you say it on a regular basis. On a related note: Thanks, Mom! For everything.
Monday, March 5, 2012
There are times that we need to be reminded over and over again that we are not perfect. There are still a lot of things that we need to learn from the world and its inhabitants. Many times we didn't realize that we do make mistakes that could be harmful to our self and others. And when recognize them, the only way ( I think, at least...) is to accept the fact that we had made the mistakes and we must brush away the EGO (a small word that has a big impact on us) far far away from us. Sorry is another way to reduce the burden of the heavy heart...Well, easy said than done, right? But, It has to be done in order to get back to the ground.
Tomorrow is the birthday of my youngest daughter, Masyitah. I gave her the name because I wanted her to own the 'value' and 'traits' of "Masyitah" the maid of Asiah who was the wife of Fir'aun. My daughter is the brightest child in the family...so, I assume she does not need much help from me when she does her homework. She is also independent and very eloquent with her words..But, now , I begin to wonder especially when she's so 'good' at giving out her reasons when she talks to me...did I give her too much freedom to express her feeling? Or was I being irresponsible to her as to compare to her older sisters and brother? I don't know but I think I have to accept the criticism held my older children that I have loosely paid attention on their sister that sometimes when she justify her opinions, she sounds a little bit rude. She can be so bold and blunt!
Hmm..I wish my mom is here to give her wisdom talk...That's one thing that I really miss her despite some differences of opinion we had between us. I never say back to her when she advised me. I always think that whatever she said is true although sometimes she did sound a little bit ridiculous.
"Cuba peluk cium anak2 tu selalu, Yong...Mak jarang nampak kamu cium anak-anak kamu."
Of course I do hugs and kiss my children, but not in front of my mom all the time. And I do more openly nowadays even with my son. I can feel that they also like to do the same thing to me.
There is nothing in this world that could describe how I love my children and value the presence of my family. They made me feel 'somebody' although they made me 'mad' sometimes. I could not imagine a life without them because they are so much alive. I notice that the 'missing' feeling will always creep in everytime they left the house to further their study.
Now, did I sound a little bit emotional? I guess so...but, does it hurt to express any emotions?