Scene 1(this happened when I was in my previous job).:
A: Wow, your name is totally different from other people’s name.
Me: I take it as a compliment. Thank you.
A:You’re welcome. But that’s not your name, right? Your real name?
Me: What do you mean, sir?
A: I mean your real, real-lest (that person did say that!) name. Your Malay name. Like Siti or Aminah…
Me: *chuckled* According to my IC, that is legitimately my name since I was born. I guess my dad was creative enough to put my name as such.
A: …*smiled and walked away*
We are here today to witness the proceeding of the case between The State against Money. It has now come to our attention that both parties can no longer resolve their differences and have decided to take the matter to this court. We will hear both parties, state their cases and You, the intelligent people of The State shall be the judge and decide on the matter. Today, I am here to ensure the proceedings are according to the Constitution and the Rule of Law of our land. We shall now begin! Continue reading
Job Hopping! A term that I learnt from a famous Malaysian forum years ago. My first thought about job hopping was ‘Is it some kind of hobby to switch jobs or are they just unhappy?’ It sounds a bit harsh, I apologize. But, when I encountered it myself, I realized it is not a hobby. It is:
a) self discovery of your true blue potential in one’s career,
b) building up networks from different fields, and
c) how you handle yourself in different situations (which I am still learning).
The results were finally out last week! Hence, the agony of waiting for three months had dissipated into thin air and now it is being replaced with decisions on the next stage of our young Malaysians’ lives. Regardless of the results, I would like to congratulate all who had sat through the SPM* examination. It is one of those things that a majority of young Malaysians have to go through in being Malaysians.
Being able to survive the examination is a feat, deserved to be congratulated! So many subjects and in less than two years! If one is in the Islamic stream, the subjects are doubled! Same goes for those taking the IGSCE* together with SPM… On top of that they have to fulfill the extracurricular activities requirement set by the government… Yes, they are a tough lot and of course, we all are. We had gone through the same system as well, and we survived! Challenges are different now but the constant is of course, unchanging— i.e. SPM! I used to joke with my trainees that SPM is the most valuable certificate that we, Malaysians, possess. Reason? Do peruse all the job vacancy advertisements in Malaysia regardless of the positions, and you will be pleasantly surprised! Hehehe…
Oh the two months is now finally over! From Christmas right through to the Chinese New Year, it was like an endless flow of festivals, celebrations… and of course, good food. It is good to be in the land of plenty! Hehehe…
Apart from the endless flow of delicious food, it was the time for me to enjoy reconnecting with a few of my friends, reinforcing relationship with extended family members, and meeting new and interesting people.
The weeds are like… on steroids! Hehehe… Well, it is one of those things that monsoon brought each year. It is not so bad if you see it every day but when you are away for a month and come back to not a lawn but a sea of weeds, it is a different story. It can create quite an impact visually. Reaction varies from person to person depending on the individuals’ perception and reasoning…