graduation

6 months down.. here’s another 6 more until 2016!

We are now in the month of July.
It just struck me that 6 months has passed by..
and we are left with another 6 months more until 2016?

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I seriously couldn’t imagine how time flies! I used to be eager & looking forward to growing up, to quickly leave high school and to venture into college & university because people made it seem so cool to live life as a teenager but yeah, I don’t feel that way anymore. I want time to slow down.

No wait… actually let me re-phrase that.

I would want time to slow down anytime aside from working hours.
That, I still want time flies to apply. LOL.

Beside the fact that I am now an aunt to 20 nephews and nieces (and counting), the first half of 2015 has been pleasurably productive for me. From exploring new places, venturing into different opportunities, recoupling with friends that I have not met for years, etc – all these definitely put a smile on my face. Sure there are a couple of downside happening but really, it doesn’t bother me as much as it did in the past. Woots, high five myself.
+1 MATURITY LEVEL UP!

So here’s a quick update on what happened in the past 6 months.

I AM AT THE AGE WHERE MY FRIENDS ARE STARTING TO GET MARRIED

Yup, the above statement states it all. I have attended two weddings earlier this year with both my primary school friend & Uni mate getting married to their long-time sweetheart. Words couldn’t describe how happy I am for them because I love weddings, especially the speech part. It could get me all emotional at times. I remember shedding tears of happiness on my childhood friend’s tea ceremony because seeing her cry makes me want to myself. YES, I am quite an emotional person but who isn’t? Like hello everyone is made of flesh & blood so yeah, we do have feelings!

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However, the positive side of attending weddings is that I am able to catch up with friends that I have not met in years as well as meeting new one. Common topic these days usually comprise like where are you working right now? Who’s getting married next? What business are you up to?
+2 MATURITY LEVEL UP!

I DIDN’T STOP TRAVELLING & TRAVELLED EVEN MORE

I remember how I used to vow to not do impromptu holiday bookings that I did a couple of time previously because I have a bad habit of doing random air fare check & book whenever convenient. But yeah.. #YOLO (You only live once). So if this is not the time and age to do the most random stuffs, when should I be waiting to do so? When I turn 30 years old? Hell friggin’ no. Now’s the time. Screw everyone who thinks that I am loaded because I travel so much. Trust me when I say with proper planning, it’s not expensive. You can have my words on that.

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I went to Seoul in February, a place that was never in my list of expected country to visit as I prefer going to places that they understand me & I understand them (language barrier) with no extreme communication breakdown but lil’ sista managed to pursued me to tag along. Also, a high school buddy has moved back to Seoul so I reckon it wouldn’t be a bad idea. I went crazy with shopping at Seoul that I was this close to paying excessive luggage fee but the Korean Air counter lady was nice and let me go with that additional 8kg. Managed to spend a good amount of time catching up with Janus as well since it has been years since we actually hung out. Couldn’t thank him enough for showing us the city in a non-tourist way!

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Not long after returning from Seoul, the company sent me on an ad hoc business trip to Kelantan – Bachok & Pengkalan Chepa, two small town in Kelantan itself. I was notified about this trip just 12 hours before flying so it was an early morning flight the next day. My first time flying Firefly as well, will write a separate review about my flying experience with them the next time.

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To be very honest, I have no idea what to expect out of this. I have heard that Kelantan is not as progressive as KL, where people are rather laid back, etc. On top of that, this is my first time flying solo for work purposes so yes, I was pretty nervous.
But things turned out to be very different from what I thought.

People in Kelantan are friendly and nice. From the taxi driver to the old uncle that I randomly speak to just because we were playing with the same cat, everyone was just living their simple village sort of life happily. I feel that the Kelantanese are genuine people thus, this business trip was definitely an eye opening experience.

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Oh. And not forgetting how my luggage was damaged upon picking it up.
I saw how they transferred and handle our luggage, extremely unprofessional! I was very upset because instead of sending back my repaired luggage to me, they said that I needed to go to the airport and collect it myself. I was like, WHAT?!

Other airlines actually send it to your doorstep and sometimes even replaced the damage one with a new luggage. But yeah, guess it was just my luck that of all the luggages out there, it has to be mine that lose a wheel.

Anyway, back to the travelling story..

Matta Fair Sales happened right after I returned from Kelantan. While the colleagues & I was just looking around just for fun on the air fares, we ended up booking ourselves a trip to Phuket during the Labour Day long weekend. Another case of impromptu booking but like I say, #YOLO. It was my first time to Phuket and I major love that place. Though it’s a tiny weeny sunny and I got sunburned, it was really nice to spend quality time on the beautiful island of Koh Tachai.

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Last but not least, I am going to Hanoi end of this month.
Friggin’ looking forward for Halong Bay & to indulge on Bún Chả & Cà Phê Trứng!


WATCHING MY FAVOURITE STAND UP
COMEDIANS IN ACT

It’s like a yearly thing to attend the MACC Comedy Night and because I did as well this year, I was lead to attending the ‘Laugh Die You’ event with almost all my favourite stand-up comedians in act. Yays to Douglas Lim as well as Kumar Drag Queen & Gurmit Singh a.k.a Phua Chu Kang. Extremely pleased to watch them in act on the same stage but it would be definitely more awesome to have Harith Iskander as well then it would be perfect.

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LIL’ SISTA FOR FINALLY GRADUATED

How can this not be the news of the year? The pampered ‘princess’ of the family has finally finished her studies and off she goes to the real world. Can’t wait for the time where she will come back home late on certain days complaining how tired & stress out she is or how her boss turns out to be awful or bitchy then I can say this to her face – “WELCOME TO REALITY, BIATCH! NOT EVERY HUMAN BEING IS AS ACCOMODATING AND NICE AS US”. LOL. I know I sounded like a meanie older sister but at the end of the day, I will still lend her a hand whenever she is in need.

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That’s all folks, for the first half of my 2015. Haven’t exactly gotten the second half of my year planned out yet but I sure am looking forward to spending good times venturing into new experiences & spending more time with my family & friends.

xx

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Just another 365 days around the Sun

This is a belated post.

Wonder why do I always have belated post.
I blame.. procrastination for this.

I turned a year older last 2 months in the month of August, together with my dad.
Yeah. I was borned on the same date as my daddykins.
His first child as a birthday gift! I must be precious wtf lol.
So DOUBLE TWO it is for now.
The scary number that I never thought I will reach that soon when I was 18.

I do have people coming over to ask, So how does it feel being  twenty freaking two?
Obviously I’ll be giving the common answer like,
“DANGGG. I FEEEELL OLDDDDDD!”
But yeah, after a while I came to realize that..
it’s just a figure. a number that counts how many years I have lived on earth.






Side note: Flowers from Marcus who is in Melbourne.
One of  ’em things that made me happy after coming home late on my birthday from work.
I’m missing you already, as much as fat kid loves chocolate.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I certainly do see some changes in me.
Not personality and character wise, I am still the same old Suzanne that everyone knows.
The changes that I meant comes from the things that I used to like and want.

Like for example.
I used to despise eating bitter gourd so much that now it has become one of my weekly-must-eat.
Regardless it comes in yong tau foo form or soup, as long as there is bitter gourd involved,
I am perfectly fine with it. Oh! and egg plants as well,
started to love them after I had my virgin bite on mum’s yong tau foo one fine day long time ago.


SLURPS. My favourite and super healthy, apparently. No?


Before I get distracted..
back to topic.

When I was in Uni last time, I don’t like the fact of staying at home or going back home early.
To be frank, that is actually one of the reason why I took up a part-time job.
It wasn’t that tough for me to juggle between working and studying,
as I was earning enough to support my own expenses and holiday trips.
But that’s just it. Enough for just one person – myself.

Now that I’ve graduated and got into the real working world,
the whole scenario has turned into a different story.
I don’t know if its just me putting pressure on myself or what,
but I really do feel very obligated to contribute to my family.




I am the eldest in the family and my parents has spent a lot to send me abroad for my studies,
So.. if this is not the time to pay back, when will it be?
After I am married and by throwing this responsibility to my future husband instead?
Hell no. This is just so irresponsibility of a person.
At least, that was what I thought.

So yeah, I am not only earning for my own expenses and holiday trips anymore now.
Yet I also have to put my family in consideration on the every penny I earn.
I am not making myself looking like sad that I have burdens and etc,
but guess what? I am happy to be able to be in this position,
having the opportunity to earn and share the joy from my earnings with my family.

 My parents with Shaggy and Scooby Dobby Doo!


Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your loved ones smile.

I still remember how I used to call back home quite often last time when I was in Australia.
Complaining up and downs about my assignments, or about my job to my parents.
Little did I know that by doing so, I am actually making them worry.
And yes, they are very much worried about me.
Dad texts me everyday and make sure I viber with him every night.
Mum will ooVoo me whenever she see me online,
and they even talked to my cousin brother who is close to me in Melbourne to check me out.
A little too much trouble to take note on a 21 years old, right?

As for now, I dare say..
I’m better in keeping all the negative feelings that I’ve encountered at work/outside to myself.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying I am facing difficulties at work,
Of course there is ups and downs sometimes and nothing is perfect on the spot.
I just learned that even if I were to complain about stuffs like this to my family,
I am only leaving them with worries and that’s just it.

This is where I know that I have to be positive and stay optimistic.
When shits happen, I face it, repent from it and I am all back with a smile on my face.
That is just me, on how I move on and try to improve myself,
instead of lingering around negativity that will do me no good and being pathetic about it.
People might perceive it as though I am such a carefree person,
but tell me. How much do you know what’s beneath this smile of mines?
You don’t know me. So don’t try to judge me and assume what kind of person I am.


3 good reasons why I smile,

1) I don’t like to have enemies and I like to have more friends. Friends make me a happy person.
2) When I smile, you smile. and everybody smile.
3) All as above.

xx