Friday, December 23, 2022

A last post for 2022, making way for 2023

Assalamualaikum and hello.

It’s still raining outside, like it usually does for the past few weeks. Hence the flood in Kelantan and Terengganu, and if I’m not mistaken, heading towards Pahang too now. May all those affected by the floods got the aid they need and recover from it quickly.

Anyway, it’s less than 10 days left in 2022 and it seems like just a nice time to start building up new year’s resolution. To reflect, last year, 2022, I made a resolution to change career and lost weight. I managed to do the former but failed at the later haha. So far alhamdulillah, I can say it was a good thing I decided to change job, despite having to sort of start over since I’m leaving construction industry to different sector. It has been good so far, alhamdulillah.


It was raining again during lunch just now. I went to Nu Sentral for a quick grocery shopping, and it was drizzling. It was drizzling like in Sydney. (Eceh padahal mana2 tmpt drizzle pun sama jelah kan haha) Brought me back to 2014-2017, when I was young and careless. Not caring much the fact that I am getting wet for going though the rain. I remembered that I bought a 30 bucks jacket, it was supposed to be my winter jacket but Sab’s being Sab, I just used the same one as my rain jacket. No, it was not really waterproof haha.

How on earth did I think this was safe?

I remembered those nights that I stayed back in the library and tried to be productive with my studies. Can’t believed those four years went by so fast but I still remember those happy feeling when I saw the jacaranda blooming at the junction nearby my apartment. The feeling to tucked everything inside my backpack, hoodie on, earphone in and blasting with folk songs – and the sky started drizzling. So calming. I think there are a few nights that I purposedly walked slowly, just to enjoy the rain. Alhamdulillah, those times, I rarely get sick. These days, post-covid, I am very prone to colds and flu.

Sometimes, those short walk from uni, would be accompanied by E in my ear. We will talk about tons of things; I don’t even know how we managed to do that those times, 3-6 hours sometimes. These days, I think both of us didn’t talk much anymore. We rarely text too, guessed we are all busy with life. I am just hoping that she’s doing well over there. Well, she is indeed an important person in my life; helped me to go through Sydney very much. She still is anyway. :D

Okay, coming back to 2022-to-2023-in-few-days, my new job requires me to commute using MRT to work. I enjoyed it, to be honest, but I hoped that I didn’t have to walk much haha. Imagine going for 4 escalators just to reach the platforms? Haha, and sometimes the escalators didn’t work >.< It’s a good exercise some people told me. Well yeah, if I don’t need to carry my heavy laptop bag then it’s nice hehe.

So this post getting a bit lengthy without destination hahaha. Well, if you are expecting me to share my resolution, I can share a bit, I wanted to be wiser and matured in the way I reacted to things. Very general but hahaha oh oh! Is saving up money to buy a new phone considered a resolution? Haha.

Anyhow, enjoy your long weekend everyone! Take care and all the best for a new year. 😊

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Nicknames and their values

As of late I kept seeing people referring public figures "Tok Abah", "Abah", "Ummi" while adoring these people. Well, I feel like I have to say my stand on this haha (even though nobody asked, but why not?)

I disliked it. Very very much. I feel that these nicknames are really unnecessary. 

I remembered before, someone asked me to called her "Mama", because she wanted to build a close connection with us students. Especially when we are away from our family. But I just could not. I would always refer her as my teacher and name, I just could not comprehend calling someone unrelated to me, a stranger, no ties whatsoever (except as muslim), "Mama". I mean, when I address someone as "Mama", she has to be my mother, whom I will always always respect, love unconditionally and yeah, nobody can replace that. 

Same goes to calling politician "Abah", I mean come on, that's like so unprofessional and cringey on so many levels. Just keep in formal. Unless you really wanna marry his daughter/son then I think okaylah. 

That's all I wanna share.


On another note, I am trying to draw. This is just to record my first flower hehe.

Take care everyone!