Friday, July 1, 2016

after 2 years

Assalammualaikum and hello! OMG, almost 2 yrs since my last post?! Where have you been woman?! So many things have happened since then but overall, everything is good. Alhamdulillah.

On work matters, actually today marks 2 yrs I'm with WX and I'm so happy and thankful to have this flexi-work-from-home job with 2 best team members one could ask for. Had a chat with my boss this morning and told her that I feel like I've been around for more than 2 yrs which is good btw. We came into conclusion that our role needs us to master almost all as our team is small (only 3 of us to cover KL, Mysore, Budapest, US hours). Did I tell you about my working hours? I start as early as 4.30am (yes, you read it right) and ends at 1.30pm everyday except for Monday where I got to chance to work normal hours (8am-5pm) and with that, I'm able to catch up with my team mate from Budapest on every Monday as she starts work from 4.30pm-1.30am (KL time). What do I do here? I'm a Research Planner and my main task is scheduling, planning and assigning things to people and main liaison for all the Sales&Account Managers from US, Europe and Asia regions. My boss is KL based and she works normal hours, my team member is in Budapest and covering the Europe hours and as for me, I cover US, KL and a few hours of Mysore (which is about 2.5 hrs behind). For my team, we communicate mostly via emails and Skype but despite the limitation we actually make a pretty good team. We have the same understanding and our working styles are almost the same therefore no issue so far. Monthly call is held thru Skype and my boss and I will go to the office at least once a week, depending on the situation but usually once a week will do.

On personal matters, I'm bibikless :) My maid of 3.5 yrs left early this year..kahwin. Good for her but it didn't ended that well as she gave us too short notice..like less than 1 mth to be exact. Actually I was already bibikless from Mar 2015 - Sep 2015 as she went back home to take care of her sick dad who sadly passed away due to old age. Then she decided to come back and work with us after Raya. When we wanted to hire her back, we already told her not to give us short notice if she wants to leave and she agreed but you never know..she only managed to serve us 3 mths before she said she wanted to quit again..ok, nvm and that time we already got a replacement but hubby and I thought, why not we try not to have maid and since I'm working from home, I can actually manage. Kids will be at school in the morning and by the time Mika comes back from school, I'm done with work so should be fine. At the same time, my mom already got a helper and she will come to my house on weekdays from 10am-3pm to help with the house chores etc so things are manageable.

Oh, my brother and sister are both married now with my sister first last August and my brother early March this year. After my brother's wedding, we got to know that I'm pregnant again..so happy as everything is according to plan which is to have another end-of-the-year baby. Sadly, we lost him/her when I was in my 14th week. I was devastated, angry and sad but I received a lot of support from family and friends especially from those who have been on the same boat and it really helped me to go thru the difficult time. It was just 1.5 weeks before Ramadhan but it's ok, every cloud has a silver lining and Allah knows best. So no baby this year..perhaps next year? InsyaAllah :D

It's hard to summarise 2 yrs of update but that's about it. Will try to blog more after this as I have so many things to tell but you see, the only downside of working from home is that you are alone. Sometimes I do wish I'm still with WK as I can see and talk to my friends everyday but nah..I'm happy now. Got to go as Aariq is coming back in 15 mins..later!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

is it September already?

I think I will start to blog again. Post kejap ada kejap takde. Apa niiii..Reason because sebab dah work from home so jarang nak borak2 dengan orang. I have loads to tell but I have no one to share with macam no real person. Hubby tak kira la. He will listen but will he understand..maybe yes maybe no. Then sometimes cerita tu tak relevant pon nak cerita kat dia..just want to let it out.

Dah 2 bulan on my new job and although tough ie challenges, scenarios etc, I have to say that I am quite happy with myself. Dah boleh faham tapi ada la stuffs here and there yang I still clueless and miss. Oh well, I take it as learning process. I've been in my boss' shoes before, guiding a newbie so I totally understand how she feels but on the other hand, I believe the other party needs to have a lot of patience tuh, ye tak? It takes time to build confidence and also understand so as long as I do my part and understand and learn, I should be on the right track. Having said that, I miss WK very much! Not the work but the culture, the people. Feel like dah lama tinggal WK but 2 bulan je baru. But at least I don't have to go to work everyday, once in a week and it's only till 1pm so macam ok la. Tak la rasa sedih sangat.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Selamat Hari Merdeka!

Today is a public holiday in conjunction of Malaysia 57th Year of Independence Day yesterday. Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!

*pic credits to google*

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Day 2: Newbie

Second day in the office and I have to say things are not that bad. Actually this training is meant for the rest of the group except me. Mine is just like an introduction and I will be going for my real training next Wednesday with my line manager. My trainer ni dulu my colleague masa kat WK. The rest of the trainees are non-Malaysians from various countries ie Spain, Mexico, Egypt and Indonesia. There are 8 of us altogether. Dah tiba-tiba I rasa macam outsider pulak. Kat sini takde cube, more like open concept, partition tengah2 je. I was seated at the same table with the VP (who is my former boss), the Managers and Business Analysts. Kat meja ni semua pon pakai laptop, so if they are all not in the office, kosong je la. Alhamdulillah, masuk2 ada kawan. My manager is one sweet lady who is a working mom too. Next to me ada this Malay lady yang helpful and nice and she’s a working mom too. Ada sedikit in common di sini sebab three of us each ada 6 yr old boy. What a coincidence. Senang la nak borak bila dah ada something in common. Tapi today both my boss and my friend are working from home, so just me and myself je. It's common for some of the staff here to work from home. I still have not met my former boss who is now my big boss here. She’s out of office or maybe working from home but she did send me a welcome email. So nice of her and thanks for the warm welcome, appreciate it so much! Even the ex WK guys pon sangat la friendly. Feels like at home. Sure orang lain yang tak tau cerita ingat why la I beramah mesra ni. Rasa pelik jadi newbie balik but it’s a learning process kan. We’ll see how it goes. Bring it on day 2!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Day 1: New office

Today is my first day at new office. Merasa la jadi newbie balik. Selama ni sibuk dok interview, buddy newbie je kan. Now I la newbie. A bit segan sebab ex-WK ramai kat sana but biar la, we are back to being colleagues back. I won't be working directly with them but we rely on each other :) Was greeted by my new boss upon arriving. Terus dia show my place and explain some stuffs. One nice lady and friendly too. Kira ni my 2nd time jumpa dia. First time was masa interview session with her and my ex boss. The thing about this job is I don't have a team to manage dah. Rasa pelik sebab selama ni ada je orang yang you nak monitor but in this case, I la kena monitor. Oh well, it can't be that bad right. New environment, new job scope, new boss..wish me luck! Will tell you more about this company in another entry.


Monday, June 30, 2014

new month, new beginning, new career, new hope!

Alhamdulillah, new month, new beginning, new career and new hope! A lot of things have happened since I last blogged. Malas pulak nak recall satu-satu but yang penting memang ada ups and downs. Dalam masa 3 bulan tu macam-macam la terjadi. Said goodbye to the company that I've worked with for the past 8 yrs, CBJ office closed by end of June then those who are still there have to relocate to KL office.

It affects majority of us, in other interpretation, same boat, time depart je lain. When I first got to know the news about 5 months ago, memang frust, marah, rasa cam unfair. Lagi sedih sebab the day I found out was the day I lost err..sort of friend. Reason sort of, biar la rahsia :P Tapi with support from family and friends then I pon ada plan nak start my own business, amik courses, I thought OK..this is not that bad. Maybe it’s a sign for me to take a break sebab last time I tukar kerja, memang no break at all. Weekend je rest then terus kerja tempat baru. I thought takpe la, lepas Raya start la cari kerja sebab financial wise pon agak mengizinkan. Hubby pon tak paksa then suruh look on the bright side cakap ada blessing in disguise etc. My plan is memang nak kerja lagi but at the same time buat side business and also take up classes on weekend etc until la I qualified to start my own business. Alhamdulillah, dengan nak tak nak cari kerja ada lagi rezeki dekat CBJ ni rupanya.

End of May, my former boss buzzed me and offered me a job at her company. Not exactly her company but she's like the VP there. She left WK about 2 years ago and was my line manager. I sort of know la about this company before sebab ramai kot from WK now working there. Job scope macam menarik more like scheduling and planning and the best part is I can work from home. Pergi office maybe once a week je kot or when needed. Timing wise will be a bit different sebab I kena start early in the morning sampai la 1.30pm macam tu. Then we can call it a day :) To me I rasa ok kot sebab I dah biasa bangun pagi, ni cam awal lagi la 2 jam macam tu. InsyaAllah petang dah free boleh buat benda lain. Ada la jugak buat pros and cons tapi I nampak banyak positive dari negative. Date start memang awal. I don't have a break actually tapi sebab WK dah let go awal seminggu, tu kira my break la. Bersyukur la kan. Rezeki jangan ditolak, so let's try.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Whatever la kan

Have you ever been in the situation when no one understands you at all and by no one I mean no one? Right now I know that I cannot depend on anyone else and I may go insane with all this crazy thoughts lingering in my head but let it be. I prefer to take this matter in my own hands and perhaps have own self pity rather than talking to a person that don't understand me at all. I wish life is simpler but if it is that simple then there's no point of living pulak kan? Oh my what am I blabbing about. Don't get me wrong. Life is good but ada la moment yang buat rasa tak best dan rasa nak punch orang but I'm still good. Going to hug my kids now. Love both of them so much and only them can make me sane (sometimes insane pon ada. Haha). Tired, angry, frustrated, depressed semua la but glad I've let it out here. I only have me so bertabah la wahai hati

Monday, February 24, 2014

mika's progress at THA

So dah almost 2 months Mika sekolah dekat his new school and memang nampak banyak improvement in his reading, spelling and Mathematics skills. Homework tak payah cakap la everyday mesti ada. Writing la, bacaan la, numbers, maths even Mandarin pon ada homework. I tak focus sangat kat Mandarin but mana boleh buat, dia buat la. Bacaan pon every week ada plus spelling too. Walaupon ada sedikit malas nak pergi school every morning, tapi dia ok je and surprisingly his class ramai gaks Malay boys. Of course majority is still Chinese but rasa macam balance la. Dia kena duduk depan sebab from another school kan and teacher nak monitor his progress and whether dia boleh catch-up tak with the syllabus and so far he’s ok, Alhamdulillah. Cuma dia insist nak pakai sweater sebab sejuk dia cakap. Every morning, hubby will send him together with our neighbour’s daughter. Aariq of course nak ikut hantar which is ok sebab satu pusingan je. Although still early to say but I’m happy with his progress. I think we have made the right choice by enrolling him to THA.


 



 spelling and reading BM and English memang every week ada

Saturday, February 22, 2014

an evening at Putrajaya

Saturday kan memang hari outing sekeluarga so usually we will try to bring the kids out to interesting places and also sebab I pon nak lepak² happy². Suka je tengok they all happy. Mika nanti sure cakap "Seronok la hari ni, Mommy" and that just makes my day. My kids are top priority and to see them happy memang harus la. Jalan² petang tapi memang tak nak gi mall dah, so we all decide to check out Putrajaya. Tengok² kat area masjid ni ada pulak aktiviti menarik. Lebih kurang macam kat Setia City Mall tu. Ada bicycle ride, bubbles, roller blade and etc. I am so tempted to try the roller blade tapi cam dah lama kot tak naik roller blade, mahu tergolek kan depan orang ramai. Dulu time high school memang favourite la. Macam hebat je naik roller blade turun bukit kat SS17 tu..macam je la. Nasib tak jatuh tergolek ke apa but it was fun. 






 best la bubble ni..kids pon boleh je buat
cheeky boys with their cheekiest smile

j kids playground

Breakfast dulu then kebetulan ada Tok Bah, Tok Mi and aunty Zira so breakfast sekali. Just that I tak leh nak makan nasi lemak dia dah. Maybe sebab selalu sangat makan dulu. I had nasi goreng instead, sedap! After that bawak the kids to J Kids Playground, One City Mall. Sebab awal then knowing One City ni memang takde orang kan, ada la 3 families je kot kat dalam tu. They left first and we left 2 hours after that. That place tak besar mana pon, tapi ok la. Cuma slide dia licin then Aariq terknock his nose on the way down. Nasib la tak cedera ke apa, just merah je. So those yang ada kids 2 yrs and below, jangan bagi they all turun sendiri satu sebab laju then licin. If you follow, I was not in a good mood the day before tapi come weekend lupa dah semua sebab I got to spend time with my family and that's all that matters.