Monday, August 29, 2016

To Do September

I can foresee that September will fly by so quickly and I have to have a structured plan so that I do not miss out anything.

My mind is a bit scattered thinking of the list of things to do. Office work has been a challenge as well.

Lets compartmentalize everything.

1. Gamuda's offer is coming.
2. Need to figure out new house that would include budget etc
3. After budget is figured out, need to find a place.
4. need to pack and clean up at office
5. need to do handover
6. need to.pack.up at home
7. need to prepare deposit for rental
8. his bday coming up. presents n surprise
9. to list down things to buy for new place
10. to be grateful for the oppurtunity

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Intrinsic Value

Today I came across a video by Xandra Ooi. I know her from tv shows I watched when I'm growing up. I do not watch much TVs nowadays.

Anyway, it seems that Xandra Ooi is a motivational speaker now. I'm just getting familiarize with her videos today. So the topic of her video which I watched today revolves around the value of things we choose in life. How much something worth in our life and what is our consideration we take into account when choosing them.

She said that we have the power to choose things that we want in life. For example, the food that we want to eat, clothes we buy, our partner and friends as well as our work. Most of the time, we tend to choose all these things based on their value. Whether they are the most expensive one you could afford. Whether they are from a known brand etc etc. Whether that other half has a stable income or whether he shares your value.

Xandra said that most of the time we tend to ignore what we really want. Which one makes us so happy inside. When we focus on the quality of the things that make us happy, then we are actually looking at the intrinsic value of the things.We spend so much energy focusing on the face value that we forgot to satisfy our inner need by choosing what truly make us happy.

I tend to agree with Xandra. Basically she is teaching people to be happy. To be happy you need to do and focus on the things that make you happy. You have to choose to be happy. Happiness is a choice we need to make everyday. If your job sucks but you are paid a lot of money to do it, will you continue doing it? I won't.

I am the type of person who only do things that would make me truly happy despite the fact that it might not be acceptable by everyone else. Most of my choices are unconventional. Don't get me wrong tho. I have nothing against mainstream just as long as they make me happy, I'm down!

The thought of starting work in a new place and a new boss can be pretty daunting. But learning new things, being at a new place, making new friends are such an adventure for me. Since I got back from Europe, I feel like I am addicted to adventure. I think the best experience comes from activities that make you feel scared, nervous and uncomfortable at the first place and then relief, grateful and so happy  in  the end.

Carpe diam!

Monday, August 22, 2016


Its been awhile since I wrote down all the things I'm grateful for so here goes.

I am so happy and grateful that I get to go to UK and Europe last July. The whole experience was like a dream to me. UK was so beautiful in summer. Things are cheap. Food are easy to get. London was mesmerizing. Stratford and Warwick were so enchanting. I could stay there forever. It really make sense why the best universities are in UK. The surrounding are so peaceful. The parks, the river and ponds. The scenery just etched in my mind.

I am happy and grateful that I get to visit Europe. The journey from London to Europe was such an adventure that we will never forget. I think I had the most fun in Belgium. Waffles and chocolates and historical sites. We enjoyed it so much.

I am so happy and grateful to arrive in Paris as scheduled. We had time to shop and just experience the whole of Paris. Took canal cruise and see the beautiful Eiffel tower at night.Paris is beautiful and unique and I was glad to experience it with my family. I am happy and grateful that we met many kind souls who helped us along the way. We are grateful that Allah protects our journey and blessed us along the way. Most taxi drivers we met in Europe were Muslims. They were friendly and kind. May Allah gives them flourishing business and ease their troubles in this world and the Hereafter.

I am happy and grateful that the flight back was uneventful. I am glad that I get to rest for a few days before going back to work. I am so happy and grateful that I have such an understanding boss and colleague.

I am so happy and grateful that I am planning the next trip to go to Europe again sometime next year, Though it will be a shorter trip but I will make sure that we get to see and experience as much as possible. It will be another memorable one.

I am happy for the opportunity. I am happy for the blessings bestowed upon me. I am happy, so happy with my life.

Alhamdulillah. All praises to Allah

Monday, August 8, 2016

It Seems Like A Dream

Kept reminiscing our time in Europe and UK. The journey was of course tiring. But the whole process was such a challenge. An adventure which I am willing to repeat.

Thinking of the calm and cool atmosphere around Northampton, Stratford as well as Warwick, made me wants to migrate to UK. Remembering all the cool buildings and unique food and culture in Europe, makes me wanting to explore Europe even more.

So, I am preparing mentally, physically as well as financially to go to Europe again. Next time I'm going there, I would like to immerse my self in the culture and the whole atmosphere of the country.

Since we didn't get to see Amsterdam as we planned, Amsterdam is on top of the list as well as Italy and Swiss countries.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

UK & Europe Summer Retreat.

So much to share but I do not have the mood to write yet. Perhaps I could share some of the photos we took and I'm gonna write about my experience there.

In short, it had an awesome experience and would love to repeat it again next year. We flew with Etihad from KLIA to Abu Dhabi. Had a 3 hour transit before flying to Heathrow London. We spent 5 days in London before going to Europe. Our first stop was Amsterdam. From Amsterdam we took a train to Brussels. We went to Bruges also in Belgium before spending 2 nights in Paris. We flew back to Malaysia from Paris.

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