The Friday Currently : Vol 6
It has been so long since I last did a post for this series! The last one was in June last year and so much has changed since then. I'm gonna be doing this differently- I have copy and pasted my Friday currently from April 2015, and will answer each section, at the same time compare how things are now, as compared to this date, last year.
R E A D I N G
2015 - Nothing interesting currently. I have been way too busy reading from the working instruction manuals at work to have time to read anything else. I miss going to the library and picking four books to bring home for two weeks.
2016 - I am no longer working with Resorts World, so there isn't any working instructions or manuals for me to read. However, my new job requires me to be so much more hands on and involved. There are loads of planning and documents for me to prepare, and reading presentation slides for the next leadership session that I'll be conducting in an hour.
W R I T I N G
2015 - This blog post, answering questions from my ask.fm and finishing up my draft for the Krabi post. I know, I know... I always take forever to type out details from a trip. I need to find a more efficient way of travel writing man. Seriously.
2016 - I have deactivated my ask.fm after realizing that people should be honest and ask questions (if they have any) as themselves, instead of as anonymous strangers. I still have lots of backdated travel posts from the trips that I did last year and early this year. I still have the problem of finding time to sit down and blog. I still blame myself for being such a workaholic.
W A T C H I N G
2015 - Vlogs of the cute little Jordan from Andy & Sonia's youtube channel. Perks me up every single time!
2016 - My colleague conducting the second half of a session. I don't have the luxury of time to stay home anymore, but I do still watch my favourite youtube channel though, on rare days that I have no work to do or while having my dinner infront of the laptop. Still perks me up every single time :)
C L I C K I N G
2015 - In between Twitter, Facebook and whatsapp messages with Fizzy.
2016 - In between web.whatsapp, my presentation slides and at the same time, multi tasking and writing this for the blog. The latter on the other hand is no longer in my life :)
T H I N K I N G
2015 - How challenging this year has been. Emotionally, mentally and physically. It's only April. I choose to believe that all these obstacles will only make me a better person by the end of this year though. I hope I learn from them all.
2016 - How spoilt rich kids can be, especially those from the current generation. If given a choice to guide and teach students from families that are well to do or students from low income families- I would choose the latter in a heartbeat. I have never met students so spoilt, rude and selfish like those I met today.
S M E L L I N G
2015 - Something caffeinated. And egg-ish.
2016 - Rain.
W I S H I N G
2015 - That my grandpa would get better and get back to being his old self again. He got hospitalized for the second time and recently discharged last week, but he hasn't been the same ever since. He's been keeping to himself alot and have been exceptionally quiet lately. I feel both scared and sad looking at his condition.
2016 - My gramps have been better at health. Alhamdulillah. Wishing for more quality time with my family and loves ones, and at the same time, I wish to get my license before this year ends. That would really help me out in bringing the old folks out.
H O P I N G
2015 - That my relatives (namely my aunts and uncles) would come to their senses and realize just how little time they have left with their parents, my grandparents. The both of them aren't getting any younger.
2016 - That I get through this phase of my career. I have been feeling like there is no sense of direction in my life lately. Extremely busy is an understatement, and appreciated is an overstatement.
W E A R I N G
2015 - My favourite Columbia omni-heat jacket (because it's freezing and I miss the outdoors) with super hobo elephant shorts and a navy blue tank top from Thailand.
2016 - My favourite Karrimor outdoor pants, fake fly-knits and work uniform.
L O V I N G
2015 - The tiny changes that I see with my lifestyle - my appetite, my fitness level and my body - ever since I started the coaching sessions with Aqilah. I finally feel like my old active self again (maybe not as fit as I was last time) but at least the change that I see are all positive.
2016 - The training session I had with Skyllas last night. It felt so good to be back training with a team so familiar, yet so refreshing with all the new faces. I am no longer training with Aqilah (although I wish I am) but I am trying to get the hang of keeping fit again, trying my best to commit as much as possible to Skyllas again.
W A N T I N G
2015 - A new bike or skates, a new bag pack, a new DSLR camera and maybe a trip to New Zealand.
2016 - To get out of this low phase in my career, if there is one thing I regret that I did last year, was to jump on an opportunity without properly thinking through the pros and cons. I have bought loads of stuff but nothing of which were listed. But I will (hopefully) be buying my bike next weekend with Illya, and a trip to NZ with two of my friends if all of our finances permit. Insya'Allah.
N E E D I N G
2015 - To maintain both my savings and the cleanliness of my room.
2016 - I am nowhere being rich or wealthy, my savings account is still far from my target, but I have been keeping my room clean and spring cleaning it at least once or twice a month. I am now contemplating on whether I should break down all of the furniture that is planted on the walls of my room (eg my wardrobe, study table and ugly shelves) to revamp the whole space. But what I currently need is to seriously get the hang of juggling all of my priorities and committing to my goals. If only I was born with first class self discipline and time management skills.
F E E L I N G
2015 - Anxious and confused about my university applications. I got accepted into Edinburgh Napier University but I don't feel excited about it because I'm scared that I cannot handle the amount of science I'll have to face. UniSIM on the other hand, hasn't released the results yet. I am still anxiously waiting.
2016 - Anxious still of all the uncertainty in my life right now. I didn't get accepted in SIM and I dropped out of ENU because I couldn't handle the science, but I will be starting school next month with Murdoch :) I'm excited and willing to get through it fully this time, but I don't know how I am going to