Friday, November 14, 2014

Entering a New Phase - Working!

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It's been long. Too long till I can't even remembered when was the last time I even open this blog. Nevermind, I'm here to rant about my new experience!

I've been hired woohoo...
Alhamdulillah secured a place at the Gender Studies department, USM Penang. I am working as RA and in the process of applying for Master's degree as well. Doakan aminnnn.

So first week of working. Here it goes.

Monday
Prof messaged me to come to office around 2.30pm. What a great day to start a work, ey? Masuk opis petang dahhh yeay! But it was just an informal meeting to discuss on my Master's proposal and brief introduction to the staff over there. I was shown the place where I'll be working. The room specified for RA *like me* is fully occupied, so my workspace will be at the same room with other Admin's staff. Kat sebelah pantri lagi tuuuu yesh yesh. I was told that the office hours is from 8.10 to 5.10. Lunch hour from 1 to 2. So far so good.

Tuesday
I walked from my rented apartment at about 7.30 - 7.40ish. Arrived around 8.00am. And I'm the second or third person there. Mana semua orang?!? Nevertheless, I continued working for some of the corrections needed for my proposal. Bila dah nak dekat time lunch tu, kerja pun dah nak siap actually. OMG I'm so bored I literally read journal article. Like, the boring stuff you never wanted to read even it's for class reading. Adoi, not a very good start for me I think. Sibuk buat-buat ada kerja is much more pain than actually busy doing work. 

Wednesday
I was called in for a meeting with my Prof, and two of the other RA. I was given a task to come up with a ppt presentation to be used in a conference next week. My prof will be presenting at the conference, and I got to go iA :) So, I got tonnes of work/read to do to prepare for literature review and some of the general information required for the presentation. And guess what, the prof wanted it to be done by 4pm tomorrow (Thurday!). Tapi bagus sebab finally ada kerja yang *betul-betul* kerja and so I sat on my chair and focused on getting my part done.

Thursday
I finished the slides, and get the information as asked. But my groupmates for the task were having troubles/swamp with other works maybe. So I helped them and together we did what we have to do. Baru lah first time bersembang sikit sikit dengan dorang. Kalau tak memang tak dengar suara pun kat ofis, diam seribu bahasa sebab sangat sangatlah segan -.- And then there was the meeting. I listened carefully to the prof's instruction and overall I think she is satisfied with the presentation. Just there was still some infos needed to be updated and small corrections here and there. A big relieved for me! Everything went well. *full details on Instagram hiks*

Friday
TGIF! Nothing more can I said. Waking up at 6am every-freaking-day and walked to campus every morning is so, so, soooooo tiring. Mentally and physically. Bukannya tak biasa jalan masa belajar dulu, tapi ni kena naik bukit 3 kali kot! Bukit yang sangat curam, yang rasa duk jalan menonggek dah. Whatever it is, I have to stay positive. And twas another great day as well just because I started have the confidence to talk to office-mate, sembang-sembang and feel good about working here while living on my own *read:alone* in Penang. 

That's about it. Seronok juga duduk ofis Malaysia ni. Selalu sangat ada "event" makan. Rabu ada makcik belanja Nasi Lemak, Khamis ada majlis perpisahan, Jumaat brunch Nasi Kandaq. 

Kenyang perut suka hati aaaaaaaaa

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hola February!

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It's February yo!

This really means something. Something important. I AM TURNING TWENTYTHREE SOON!

Too soon I must say. So not ready. Kali ni excited nak birthday nye lain macam sikit. Dulu excited sebab lain, sekarang less excitement, more worried I guess. Sebab makin tua, makin banyak responsibility, makin banyak expectation. It's too complicated.

Dulu fikir nak seronok seronok je. Dulu tak kisah pun apa nak jadi 2, 3 years ahead. Live your life to the fullest, enjoy the present katanya.

Sekarang ni tak boleh dah set my mind as easy as that. Next year punya birthday will be different. Most probably memang bukan Canada dah. Mungkin kat Malaysia, mungkin kat somewhere else. Mungkin sambut sorang-sorang, mungkin (harapnya) dengan family tercinta, mungkin juga dengan a whole new set of friends. Semua ini mungkin. Mungkin bermaksud tiada yang pasti.

Sebut pasal future, semuanya jadi tak tentu hala. Nak sambung Master-kah? Nak terus bekerjaya-kah? Atau nak ...?

So far it's been a great journey here in Toronto. My fourth year here seems a lot different than what I expected. Banyak additional events/things/incidents yang tak pernah terfikir was made possible. I meet a lot of new friends, challenging myself for many new things which were outside of my comfort zones.


After all, sangat sangat berharap 2014 will be a great year for me. Hopefully dapat grad dengan cemerlang, dapat kerja yang bagus bagus, or even better dapat di-sponsor sambung belajar Master aaaminn..

Monday, December 9, 2013

Cerita ceriti ceritu

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Assalammualaikum... tis the season of joy. Christmas is kinda big here *duh* and tak lama lagi cuti winter yeay. But before the "official" holiday started, kita enjoy dulu. Siapa suruh exam on the few last days of school?? I got like two weeks gap before my final exams, jadiknyee kita hilangkan stress lama, supaya stress baru boleh masuk later. Can ah like that?

Anyhow, pegi Mississauga sorang sorang last week and kacau dak2 Missi bhahaha. Thanks Cik Faiwwuz sebab kasi kita tumpang bilik awak for two nights, masakkan sedap sedap and many many more thanks to semuaaaa lah Miwwah Suhadaaa Neyliiii :)


Yong Tau Foo Mississauga. Missing in picture, kuah sup sedap by Miwwah

Crispy beef ala Chinese by Cik Faiwwuz. Ya ampun sedap bangat sihhh


Guess what? Jumpa jambu madu and rambutan fresh kat market dorang. Alangkah best kalau dapat beli. Mahal dong :(

Dah puas tiga hari dua malam bersantai-santai kat sana, balik downtown sambung pulak kegilaan bersama housemate tersayang + housemate baru cik Keeyah. Oh and plus kak Da jugeee. Housemate lagi sorang nun jauh kat Guelph baru habis peqsa, belum dapat join weolls. Kesian cik Yam tension, kita plan baik punya nak pegi picnic Harbour Front lah, ape lah, last-last jenjalan Nathan Philips Square tgk Christmas Tree yang very the gigantic one. Twas absolutely fine night, except for extreme weather. Teringin masuk Espresso Bar nearby Canadian Tire, but they closed up in ten minutes when we reached there. Sanggup lagik and minum latte sedap plus red velvet cupcake yang teramatlah cute juga lazat!! Later, we had a quick catching up session sambil ber-poutine halal, makan kat laluan "PATH", only to discover that they close/block the pathway that connected to bus station. Ada some kisah seram, but just leave it here malas nak recall. And esok pagi sambung carik breakfast and main main kat Ferrero Rocher Golden Dome. Bestnyaaaa kalau dapat unlimited stock of FR yummy! 

very hard to get descent picture if cik zee is around :P

muka masing masing cuba tahan kebekuan 

discovering Toronto

and again no descent photo with cik zee muehehe

AND NOWWWW LET'S DO THESE EXAMSSSS PEOPLE! 

=)





Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kisah PakCik Hotdog

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Here's some actual conversation I just had with an uncle who has a hotdog cart on campus. I just called him PakCik for no actual reason. Nevertheless, this quick chat had somehow makes me think a different situation for my potential future. Ermmm, maybe?



Me: one halal hotdog please

PakCik: yes yes I know you very well

Me: *laughing awkwardly*

PakCik: how’s study? Everything good ey

Me: Ok I guess. It’s my final year

PakCik: Great great. Aiming for nice job?

Me: Hopefully…but I’m going back to Malaysia

PakCik: Oh you like Malaysia more?

Me: Yes, of course. But I will miss Canada more

PakCik: Who knows you’ll get married and settle down here in the future…*laugh*

Me: Ahahaha yeah why not?

PakCik: I’ll look into the option if I were you *slightly winking*


Adoi laaaah Pak Cik…





But on a serious note, why not? Eheh


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Some updates

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Macam macam berlaku this last few days/weeks

1. NEW YORK: Twas fun. Like absolutely great amazing arhhhh. Tak dapat nak gambarkan how much excitement I had while on the trip. Jauh berjalan luas pemandangan kan. So, this proverb sangat sangat kenaaaa dengan the experience. Tambah tambah lagi belajar Canadian English this semester, so being able to hear the differences between New Yorker and Torontonians in their speech was very awakening. It even make me considering to change career to be a sociolinguists. Hah amek, siap jadi turning point you!

1.1 This was also my first experience to travel with different kind of people, and I thought I might not be enjoying myself as much, or tak boleh cope dengan new surrounding that easily, but Alhamdulillah eveything went well. VERY WELL indeed. Suka sangat sebab kitorang sekepala bila bab makan. Bab shopping jangan cakap, memang syiokk. Thanks Fatin and Nelisa sayangsss!!




2. MUNIE DATANG: This deserve it's special bullet point haha. Thanks Munie sanggup datang lagi week after week ke sini. I owe you big time! Tak tahu lah bila nak gi Guelph, maybe ada orang heret baru sampai kot :P



3. BDAY CELEBRATION: Twas fun also! Last minute punya plan selalunya jadi best. The food was great, mana sangka ada halal Thai food kat Toronto? Berbaloi tunggu lama almost half an hour just for the table. Kedai kecik sangat, they should expand soon. Maju betul! I'm glad we spent the time to celebrate them eventhough dalam such a crazy week. The ice-cream cake was worth it, walaupun a bit overwhelmingly-sweet. Sesuai lah ada orang tu suka sangat makan manis manis eheh. 






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