Culture – and a bit of anything else

During the training in Thailand, there was a point when I was placed in a room with three other Muslimah.  It was in Koh Chang or Island of Elephant. We stayed in a beautiful community resort – The Salakphet. My room mates were from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

 Farhana (Bangladesh) and Kusma (Indonesia) are happily married while Marvi and I are still single. Marvi was the kind of doing her own business, I think there were only few times in that two weeks that she would come and have full conversation with us.  Apart from us, there were another 5  ladies from various countries during the course. All of us got along well, except for Marvi.

During the stay (we stay there for a night), Farhana was asking me on why I am still single and all. I wouldn’t mind the conversation because at that time we could be already considered as close friends… Farhana kept on telling me the benefit of being married etc (like I don’t know… hahaa) but we just had that chit chat while waiting for the turn to use the bathroom.

Suddenly, Marvi came and told us… “I am also single” We were shocked, because a) she’s pretty and b) she’s quite older than most of us.

I was saying to Farhana, that in my country, if anybody ask me about these, I would classify them as nosy… hehehe. That was when Marvi chirped in and said “I am also single…. and yes, in my country… this could be considered as nosy as well”

Farhana quickly apologized and she was like.. “I am so sorry Aisha… I don’t know” I was like, nah, it’s okay.

Marvi then proceeded to tell us that as she has been working for too long (and ehem own quite some money) she doesn’t believe in men and I think at some point she was about to tell us that she thinks men are after her money. Hmmm. She said she doesn’t like to talk about the salary, about her work and about her singleness.

Oh, anyway, I don’t think she really likes talking pun. HAHA. Seriously when we were having dinner and laughing she would slowly got up and excused herself. Maybe she thought that we were a bit childish to be in her social circle.  (She even left the Whatsapps Group).

LOVELY
Marvi (Pakistan), Jisha (India), Thinley (Bhutan), me, Shahid (Pakistan) and Noorullah (Afghanistan)
FRIENDS FOREVER
Uncle(Afghanistan), Kit (Laos), Pema (Bhutan), Mazhar (Bangladesh), Mary (PNG), Randeni (Sri Lanka) and Swarti (India)
FOREVER
Farhana (Bangladesh), Fikry (Maldives), Kusma (Indonesia), Brian (Indonesia), Tin (Myanmmar), Masitha (Sri Lanka) and Rahim (Malaysia)

These were the groups for our transportation. We moved all over the place in 3 vans. So the vans were called – Lovely, Friends, Forever.

Nice eh.

The course was such a fun one. It was on eco-tourism! Tourism! We went to different part of Thailand in those 15 days together. Bangkok, Pattaya, Koh Chang, Samaesarn Island, Chantaburi, Chonburi… Hmm.

Okaylah, that’s all for now. Have a great day!

 

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Puasa dah kita

Assalamualaikum!

Hi semua… (ada lagi ke yang baca… haha) Now, writing here is just for my own record… mostly.

Anyway, it’s already May and we have just started our fasting month, Ramadan few days ago. How’s it going with you guys? For me, alhamdulillah so far. Just this morning I wasn’t awake for sahur. Hmmm.

Rasanya semua orang ada kenangan kan masa puasa, especially masa kecil2 dulu? Masa gi terawih, masa curi-curi minum air paip hahaha. I pernah tu. Tak tau kenapa air paip tu rasa sedap sangatlah. Pastu masa I darjah 2 I sekolah petang, pagi I gi awal rumah kawan I and minum2 air kat rumah dia, lepas tu gi sekolah, balik rumah, masih puasa katanya. Tak tau berapa hari buat macam tu tapi harap-harap tak selalu lah. Sebab tahun tu arwah mak kata kalau puasa lebih 15 hari dapat RM15 kot? HIHI.

Kalau terawih paling diingati kat surau baru tempat kerja ayah, sebab jumpa ramai geng haha. Memang tak terawih sangat la, lebih banyak gossip rasanya dengan rakan sebaya.

Dulu-dulu rasanya kami jaranglah dapat pergi pasar Ramadan sebab mak ayah both kerja and adik2 pun ramai, takut ada yang hilang nanti tengah-tengah kesesakan tu. Tapi arwah ma always masak sedap2 pun so tak kisah sangat. Tapi ayah selalu belikan murtabak lah. Rasanya jarang sangat berbuka without murtabak. Sampai masa first time berpuasa di asrama tu rasa sedih sebab takde murtabak haha. Kenangan. Sekarang ni, seriously I beli nasi sebungkus ja terus rasa ok dah, tak payah nak beria sangat.

I masih tak faham konsep buffet tu jugak.

Sekarang I dah malas nak keluar berbuka kat luar tu, bukan sebab apa, sebab malas nak bersesak di surau lepas tu. (Alasan kan, sebenarnya sebab dah tua).  Lagi pun geng2 ramai dah kawin, sikit-sikit je tinggal yang single dan sudi nak berbuka bersama. HAHA, anyway, as I said earlier, I found it easier to just buy juadah dari kedai yang memang I tahu tahap masakan dia supaya takdelah kecewa bila berbuka. Setakat ni I beli nasi di Boat Noodle, Wong Solo and semalam nasi ayam kat rumah tu. Sabtu lepas I buka dengan adik2 I di Restoran Cili Pauh di Wangsa Walk, sedap. Tu pun kami keluar selepas solat maghrib.

Apa kenangan puasa you all? Apa-apa pun, I nak ucapkan selamat menunaikan ibadah puasa, dan zakat. InsyaAllah, semoga kita semua mendapat keberkatan pada bulan yang mulia ini.

🙂

 

 

Travelling day.

Last Thursday my friends and I took a night flight out to Phuket (HKT). It was delayed, almost 2 hours and we were only given a bottle of mineral water, hmmm. When we reached the chalet, nobody’s at the reception. Luckily it was connected to a diner, which was ran by a bunch of ladies that were so helpful they advised me to ring the bell. But to no avail. Then, after ringing the bell quite few times, I saw the business card of the chalet and decided to give a call to a number on that. Turned out it was the phone in front of me, at the reception counter, which of course wasn’t a help. Then there’s another number, a mobile phone number and I decided to give it a try.

We were lucky someone’s picking up the phone, and here’s our phone conversation.

She : What time is now?
Me : It’s almost 1 o’clock
She : Check in at 2 pm.
Me : No, I booked for today, 17th not 18th….
She : Ohhh
Me : My flight’s delayed…
She : Oh, nobody there?
Me : No….
She : You go knock number 101… the staff is there. Maybe she sleeps.

I went to knock on 101 but again no one answered and then when I went to call her again, I saw 101’s key in the drop key box. I decided to open the door. There was no one inside the room and I assumed that it was for us. Heh. We were damn tired (spent) at that time, spent almost 7 hours travelling – started from ERL to klia2 to HKT to Kamala Beach.

When I was about to call her back, she called the reception and I picked it up, she sort of guessed that I would be there by the time she called. I informed her there was no one in the room but the key was in drop key box. She asked me if the room was clean, which it was and she told me that we can use the room. Turned out that it was a standby room for the clerk on the shift.

I informed the diner ladies that we were told to use the room and they bid us good night and good rest. We didn’t do much except went to 7E to get bottled waters and some food for breakfast, brushed our teeth and just went to sleep. There were only two pillows but there were 3 of us so I just slept on my backpack.

We woke completely around 8 am. I checked the bathroom and realized there were no towels, I thought I continued to sleep on and off until 10 am. My friends went out to see the beach which was just rightly in front of our room. Which was so nice. That was one of the factors that I went to sleep so much, because of the wind and the sound of the waves.

At 1030 I went to ask for towels and the lady at the reception recognized me easily. She apologized about the earlier incident and I was sorry too to have to call her so late at night. She gave us our real room, and provided us enough towels and pillows etc. She was too kind and warm, we did feel like we were at someone’s home instead of some chalet haha.

So, there; a bit of our adventure in Phuket.

Well

These past few weeks, I’ve been thinking of people who had left me, or I left them, anything, people who is not in my life any more. They might throw me out, I don’t know, I guess I always keep people in my world, that’s why I keep on remembering them now and then.

Of course, the first one that I’ve missed so much is my late mum. I hope all of my prayers reach her. I really hope. Yes, I still dream of her, once in a while. Ya Allah, bless her, please.

Then, people who used to be special friends. They used to be so special and maybe too close to me that when hurtful things happen they thought that it would be better to keep me off their lives. I couldn’t blame them, I guess. I was not a good friend for them before.

There are also friends who used to be so close, then they chose to leave me, but they came back to be my friends again. Those are specials too.

I don’t know, I guess I kind of miss those warm feeling of talking to someone from the past, miss the comfort of telling things we both know, we both share. HAHA.

Okay, that’s all for this afternoon.

 

Things at office are good so far. Nothing out of my reach. Alhamdulillah. The only bad part is to rewrite the proposal, oh my, I am such a lazy bum. Please someone hit me.

Pinch me.

 

Well, all the best to all.

 

Salam. 🙂

 

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Hi,

Salam…
Now dah malas pula nak update kat sini. Rasa macam serabut saja sebab terlalu banyak spam comment. Dan interface pula lambat nya…

Tapi sayang pun ada juga.

Bos tetiba tegur cuti pulak. Malasnya nak layan, boleh tak? Bukan ada orang pun kat office masa ni. Boleh tak bagi cuti jer. Bos besar pun cuti. HEHE. Okay boss… nanti saya bincangkan.

Hari ni ada kawan post pasal kerja pula kat FB. Hai malasnya. Sebenarnya saya tak berapa suka hal kerja di bawa ke FB. Twitter pun tak mau tapi now boss boss semua dah ada twitter so saya pun twit jugakla sikit sikit. Tapi di FB ermmmmmm…

Apa-apa pun thanks ya. I know you have good intention. Haih, terpaksa pula saya bising pasal kerja kat sini.

Benda yang saya jaga ni, betul betul memeningkan kepala saya. Sebab saya tak ada kuasa. Boleh tak? Kalau saya berkuasa saya boleh nak minta orang buat itu ini. KAKAKAKA. Okay saya berangan.

Perkara yang saya jaga ni, memberi impak pada kemajuan ekonomi negara, well the statement could been nerdier, no? HAHA. And being here, trade and industry is not really at the top priority, on another note, it’s not really been a matter of focus. Because, as I put it before, we don’t really have power, we are not the regulators. Yes, we received so many recommendations on how to make things better, but we don’t have enough HR to do it, to begin with.

But I couldn’t say that, when I am in the meeting, I couldn’t say, we don’t have enough people to do that… That would be a bigger issue on itself for an officer to utter that kind of feedback. Bad, you know.

And I shouldn’t write it here too. But I did. 😛 We are taking a second look at my unit, maybe I will have an additional workforce in the future, insyaAllah.

Actually apart from work, I am busy with my study too (my own trouble, I know) and I am the Secretary for the association too, so much things to be done, so much on my plates, but as I said before, if I think I have too much things to do, Tok Pa have much more than me. HAHA.

I wanna be knowledgeable on my issues, on my work, and coming from a different background, and now finding myself falling in love with this thing, I decided to study it further. That’s why I am here, working (full time) and studying (part time).

Okaylah,

the title (blogspot) is particularly to inform that I usually blog on blogspot, too.

Have a great few days of Ramadhan.

p.s : I was born on 23rd Ramadhan. 🙂

Salam.

13 Ramadhan dah!

Salam,

Bulan puasa tahun ni macam sibuk je kan. Mesyuarat sentiasa ada, siap ada bengkel lagi, ada retreat lagi, sempat buat restructuring lah apa lah.

Pastu saya pulak rasa macam malasnya nak layan berbuka di luar. Kecuali tempat tu ada surau yang elok, ehem. Mines, tempat kesukaaan saya memang fail bab surau ni, sempit dan basah. EEE… Tak suka, surau kat Alamanda pulak, sejak renovate, and tukar tempat ni, saya tak tahu pun tempat baru kat mana. Punyalah malas nak solat di shopping mall. Biasa lepak di Alamanda atau Mines (paling dekat) pun pergi time lunch atau after maghrib. Mujurlah orang perempuan ni ada hari-hari tertentu boleh cuti solat. 😀 Bolehlah kalau nak berjalan lebih sikit masa tu. Erk.

So, macam mana entah Ramadhan kita semua? Harap semuanya sentiasa dalam rahmat Allah, dikurniakan tubuh badan yang sihat untuk beribadah, insyaAllah.

Okaylah.

Salam.

Sudah Tua

For the first time,

I forget my password to WordPress! After how many years, almost 6 years! 😛

I changed it just now, reset it. No, I didn’t change it since it was given to me automatically when I created the blog.

Okay, nothing much, last weekend I went to Cherating, saja suka-suka.

Spent one night at a guesthouse. I’ve been to the same stall I used to have keropok lekor 5 years ago, during Induksi course. Got the chance to main air pantai, berendam and all. Best. Had breakfast at Hai Peng, nasi dagang dan roti bulat yang rangup. Sedapnya, Alhamdulillah!

I went there with Izzah and she’s got to meet her ex housemate, which left me alone la, nasib baik ada whatsapps and all.

😛

Okaylah, that would be all. I don’t have that much photos.

Bye.