Life Lately: May 2019

In my last life lately post in March, I was feeling all sorts of emotions but thank god, I am doing so much better now. Syukur Alhamdulillah. Well, the past two months have been nothing short of hectic but to be completely honest, I wouldn't want to bore you with the same old paragraph of reasons that I keep giving you guys every time I've been quiet for a while. Hahaha. Let's just move on from here because better days are en route!

I finally took some time to fix up my Instagram feed. It's still a work in progress but I feel that it's so much nicer to look at now, compared to how messy it was back then. The new highlights reel is my favourite! 

In mid March, my sister in law (Fazwan's elder sister) got married! It was the first time that I was so involved in a wedding that isn't my direct family's and actually understand what's going on. It was so beautiful, so many people cried, and now I cannot wait because Fazwan and me are up next. Hehehe.

I did a sports program after god knows how long. Felt really good to be able to do this every once in awhile, and it was really good to be able to catch up with some of the old colleagues too!

In March, I attended my first event hosted by Safinah Institute and it was eye opening, to say the least. It also happened to be their 10th Anniversary and there were different speakers, addressing to different concerns - all of which were relevant to us. We're definitely looking forward to attending more of such events. Jio us okay, if you guys are going!

In April I spent two weeks at F's and somehow got a taste of being a housewife for a few days. That life is definitely not for me. Hahahaha. I got so bored by the fourth hour and I swear, I hated staying home consecutively for three days straight. It does things to your brain. Hahaha. I might regret saying this but.. no thanks to being a housewife (for now). Maybe in five years time when we have a kid.

I am loving the new location of our office day by day. It might be quite a chore to walk out for lunch as the nearest places to eat are only McDonalds and KFC. But my daily early morning kopi kao peng (double strength iced coffee) only costs $1.20 and I get to practice bringing food from home on most days - which in return helps me save a lot of money and hopefully, eat healthy.

In mid April was Laurent's final day with the company. He was the one that hired me into my current position, even though I haven't attained a degree - that fast forwarded my career plan by at least a year. I will be forever thankful to him for that. Thank Laurent for all of your advice. I'll always remember your words, "No matter how stable your job is, your career path may change. But your family is forever. You only have one family. Always put them first."

All the best in Thailand, boss.

My FYP team and I on the day of our final presentation, together with my favourite lecturer, Ms Anjna Vij. Honestly, I almost dropped Public Relations but she made PR interesting and bearable. I couldn't have completed this torturous module without these people. <3 

Last but not least: I am finally (FINALLY) done with my last trimester of uni. I swear to god, it feels like a whole load of weight just got lifted off my shoulders. I cannot believe I spent close to three years here when the course was supposed to be an express degree that could've been completed in just 18 months. It's a looong story for another day but let me know if you'd like me to blog about my journey with Kaplan Singapore x Murdoch University. 

This picture was taken on the day of my last exam paper, which I only studied for the night before. I have been waiting to bid goodbye to uni but I was just patiently waiting for the exam results to be published before I made any announcements whatsoever -  so as to not jinx it. But thank god I aced my last two modules! Now I cannot freaking wait to go to Perth for my graduation ceremony *throws mortarboard into the air*

My colleagues and Fazwan feeds me really (really well) as you can see! Hahaha. Just look at the variety of food that I ate - and these aren't all of them! I am thankful for that and I am thankful for all these blessings. It has been awhile since I spent Sunday morning writing on this space and now that I am finally done with school, it's time I prioritise myself, my loved ones and my health - both mental and physical. On to better days, everyone!