Another Two Weeks of Staying Home

On Friday, 10 April 2020, the Malaysian government made another announcement to extend the Restricted Movement Order (RMO) for the country. The lock down will take place for another two more weeks until the end of April — on the 28th, just two days shy of the end of the month. Sometimes I wonder if…

With Nothing but Books for Company

How is everyone doing so far in this lockdown period? It’s been 4 days, including today, for me and working from home was shit. It’s difficult to rally everyone when half your team has children, one relies on a mobile data connection for work, and a couple of others are more interested in their own…

Progress

  What does progress mean to you? Progress, to me, can be many things. It can come in many ways and take many forms. It can be anything. I could be a work in progress, learning new things, wanting to take the leap, go the extra mile and be a better version of myself.  I…

Inside the Mind of a Curious Girl.

I’ve always been a curious sort of person; I used to ask a good many questions when I was growing up, whether I was at school or in college. Even when I started working, I used to ask a lot of questions. The problem with society is that some people are not able to digest…

Esoteric Healing Gave Me a Renewed Sense of Confidence

Stress has always been a part of me. I mean, who isn’t stressed, right, especially in this new-fangled era of continuous working even after office hours and on weekends. Not mention, the kind of pressure your managers pile onto you, calling you names or contacting you at ungodly hours of the night. I’ve experienced those…

Wading into the Unknown.

It has been four months since I was kicked out of a job because the company wanted to rehire a former employee. A role that I had been hired to fill, but was then told my services were no longer required because said former employee would be returning to take it back from me. It…

How to Handle Rejection on Your Own.

Rejection is a topic that many people don’t want to hear, don’t want to talk about, nor do they want to receive in the first place. As it is very common to get rejected, here are a few ways of mine on how to deal with it. Photo by Gerd Altman from Pixabay Rejection is…

A Special Visit from the Afterlife.

The months after my grandfather passed away in 1994 were difficult times. The people we met, the things we did, and the places we went, everything reminded us of him. The house was enveloped in sorrow and sadness. My grandmother looked fine as she went about doing her usual chores but I was sure her…

My Journey Through Hell and Back.

Almost a week ago, I blogged about coming down with Saturday night fever. That much was true. What I didn’t know that followed five days after that was the most severe case of food poisoning and diarrhoea I have ever encountered! It still began on that fateful Saturday night. But it didn’t start until after…

Saturday Night Fever.

It’s not what you think. Definitely not the movie starring John Travolta. And it definitely has nothing to do with the Bee Gees’ song either. It was the first thought that came to mind when I came down with high fever last night. I still have no idea what the cause of the fever was…

Terrible! That’s What It Was.

There are many things that can frustrate me and drive me up the wall. One of it is an online game that my husband introduced me to. Often, I’d find my character being killed off over and over again, despite the endless streams of health and mana potions. I end up telling myself that if…

“Guest” Who’s Here!

In case you’re wondering, I’m not talking about some paranormal being that is sharing my home with me. I was referring to an actual human visitor or guest whom you’ve picked up from the arrival hall of your local airport. It could be a friend whom you have not seen in many years or it…

Do Not Disturb. Reading in Progress.

How often does this happen to you? You decide to do some reading. So you pick up your book and turn to the chapter where you last stopped, only to have someone sidle up to you and start talking or asking questions? Annoying, isn’t it? I’ve had a few instances myself, a few times during…

How Often Do You Get Your Caffeine-Induced Creativity?

The notion of working remotely (be it from home, at your nearest Starbucks or from the white sandy beaches of Bora Bora) can be very stimulating and inviting. Of course, this depends on how you feed your curiosity and creativity. For me, the idea of working from and on a beach sounds heavenly but I…

When Wrongful Termination Turns Into A Messy Divorce.

It’s been awhile since I last published a post. Heck, it’s been awhile since I last turned on my personal laptop at home to do my blogging. Yes, it’s been awhile. There is a back story to this. There is a reason why I haven’t been blogging consistently. Four months ago, on January 14, 2018,…

In Loving Memory… Of My Job.

Let me ask you something. If you learn that you were going to lose your job, how would you feel? Would you: (a) Jump for joy? (b) Shed a tear? (c) Smile and calmly accept your fate? (d) Flip your manager the bird and strut like a boss out of the office? Or all of…

How Do You Know When Enough Is Enough?

I’ve been on a downward spiral in recent weeks. I blame it on the job. Granted, it’s quite a tough job, demanding even on the performance of my mental and physical health. But as everyone says, there is no such thing as an easy job. Everywhere you go, every job you do, there will always…

Can We Be Reprogrammed Not To Feel?

I don’t know about you guys but sometimes I feel as if I could do with a reboot. You know how hard you slog at your job to the point of exhaustion and collapse. Your brain is tired from all that thinking and squeezing. And you just want to jumpstart your brain with the very…

What Happens When I Stretch Myself Out.

I don’t often do yoga but when I do, this is how I feel… How I really feel… Hitting the gym is obviously the best option for a healthy lifestyle, especially if you have a job like mine. I’m a Marketing Executive for an online property portal in Malaysia and a so-called team player who…

Scarier Than Monsters, Worse Than Clowns!

When I was a kid, I was not bothered by the skeletons in my closet nor the monsters under my bed. I didn’t have creepy neighbours either. Although I did have a fear of horror movies where scary clowns kidnap children and eat them (I still do now and as an adult, I hate / despise /…

Art Therapy: My Way of Learning to Cope with Stress.

Sorry for the long absence from blogging. That’s because I’ve been struggling with stress lately (mostly from work) and I’ve been trying to find ways to cope. Stress is something many people face, yet not many know how to cope with it. I know positive stress is good for us as it encourages us to…

Top 10: What Every Reader is Aware Of.

This is a situation that every reader is probably aware of and will most likely understand too. Aren’t we all born to read? Yes we are! Aren’t we all forced to work? Well, sort of… After all, where would we get the money to buy our books, right? Being forced to work is just one…

Why We Read and What Can Books Do For Us.

Have you often asked yourself why is it that you read? Why do you read what you read? Why do we even read in the first place? I suppose the simple answer would be for pleasure. We read because it pleases us. We read because it feels pleasurable to read. But what exactly is the…

A Change of Environment is Good for the Soul.

Starting a new job can be daunting. The environment is new. The people are new. The place itself is new. All the systems and processes that you’ll be using throughout your three- or six-month probation are all very new. The idea of working in a place where you’ll have to start familiarising yourself from scratch…

Have You Caught ‘Em All Yet?

I’m pretty sure by now you have all heard about the current mobile phone phenomenon, Pokemon Go. It was recently released in Malaysia and when it went live on the first day, everyone went nuts for it. Once upon a time when our parents fought hard to keep mobile phones away from the dinner table,…