I Ramble: 21 July 2017

In the name of Allah, the All-Compassionate, the All-Merciful.

Managed to have a quick celebration of 8 months as a couple with Beedin on the day I signed my contract with Uniqlo, which was last Wednesday. I even put on a bit of makeup for the occasion, which was a treat for Beedin. He makes me feel very comfortable in my skin so I rarely wear makeup on our dates.

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Coincidentally, a Mexican navy ship was available near the place I signed my contract. Now, if you recall, Beedin made a ship for me out of ice-cream sticks to carry my engagement ring. So to have that ship around on our special day, was definitely significant. ^_^ I just had to snap a picture despite the sun being in our eyes hehe.

Sighs. I’m going to miss him terribly. I’m starting work tomorrow and I’ve been feeling quite nervous about it. I mean, I’ve read the reviews and experiences online and I personally have an idea of what retail is like because I’ve worked as a packer before at Giant Hypermarket Tampines. Here’s one experience that can probably scare anyone from working at Uniqlo: https://onesundaymorning.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/uniqlo-operations-management-trainee-singapore-2/.

Sure, the person was an OM trainee who revealed the salary to be at $2.7k so you might think, what’s the relevance, Baeda? But if you were to read the descriptions of the job, seem rather apt for a typical retail associate. So in that aspect, I’m quite mentally prepared.

Am I going to have the same experience? Well, we’ll see. I’m known to be a crybaby but hey, five years of childcare? I’m probably made of stronger stuff now. I’ll take folding clothes into the night any day compared to washing children’s toilets at the end of a tiring day.

And oh, I actually applied to be a Retail Associate but surprisingly, they assigned me as a Senior Retail Associate. I suspect it is due to my degree. Imagine if I had chosen to keep my degree a secret. Would have been a shame. I almost did so because the first time I applied to Uniqlo, I was ignored. HAHAHA. I thought probably my qualifications put them off. For some reason, I thought, hey, why not re-apply. And whazaaaa…they reverted to me in less than a week. Toinksss.

So yeah, good luck to me on that. I shall endeavour to blog about it every single day if I’m not exhausted but I have a feeling I will be completely knackered at the end of each working day. Hahaha!

But I’m hoping to be able to schedule my life properly because I do have a lot of commitments after all. I just need that staff roster and then I can plan from there.

But yes, a one-week’s grace will be very much appreciated. So if I’m quiet here for about a week, you’ll know exactly why. HAHAHAHA.

Had a meeting today with SMC brothers. We discovered that the purchasing system on the wixstore site was disabled as it needed us to pay for it. Toinksss. So apologies all. If you would like to order, please email streetmobclothing@gmail.com. Thanks!

Also, I’m very sad about the passing of Chester Bennington. He influenced me greatly in music and my songwriting. In honour of his memory, here is a song that helped me through shit, especially when I feel so alone and when I feel people couldn’t understand me.

Because I can’t hold on when I’m stretched so thin
I make the right moves but I’m lost within
I put on my daily façade but then
I just end up getting hurt again
By myself

May Allah ease the pain of his loved ones and may He have compassion and mercy on his soul. Amin.

And Allah is Al-Hakam, the Judge, the Arbitrator. – MM

I Plan: Areas of Focus; 20 July 2017

In the name of Allah, the All-Compassionate, the All-Merciful.

Righto, I’ve mentioned I’ll be busy but I think the term ‘busy’ has somewhat been overused. Let me use ‘engaged’ or ‘occupied’ instead. So basically, I’m going to list the major commitments I currently have. Sometimes, I just need to see things right in my face in order for me to work things out accordingly.

  • Uniqlo (Yes, I’ve signed the letter of appointment with them yesterday. 🙂 )
  • Metropolitan Muslimah (MM)
  • Rubber Bandits (RB)
  • Street MOB Clothing (SMC)

I know working retail won’t leave me with a lot of time on my hands but that’s where I’ll have to manage my physical fatigue, which naturally comes with retail work. I believe I will be exhausted during the first week of work so I’ll have to talk to Lee about it tomorrow during SMC’s meeting; to give me a grace period of a week or two in terms of working on SMC.

I really hope I can get back into vlogging. I miss it. I also miss songwriting. Mortal also needs to be finished hahaha.

So yeah, happy to be fully engaged in 2017.

Enjoy your day, guys.

And Allah is Al-Basir, the All-Hearing. – MM

I Ramble: 18 July 2017

In the name of Allah, the All-Compassionate, the All-Merciful.

Heyooo there!

Where do I begin? Let’s see. I think I previously shared about two rejections and my sincere hope that the Japanese retail company would hire me. Well, I will be signing the contract tomorrow and my first day of work is this Saturday. I won’t be as free as a bird from then onwards.

Basically, too busy for your bullshit in 2017.

Oh, I’m very happy for my friend, Khairiyah, for her successful engagement yesterday. Alhamdulillah! 😀

Also, regarding the meet-up with the founder of Street Mob Clothing, I guess I am now part of the crew. :O

I was telling him maybe I was meant to get the retail job in order to learn a thing or two about the apparel business, which he agreed.

He was a very enthusiastic fellow. Very positive. You can check out his positive series vlogs on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTwTvJONt2xWXCnGbF72qyg.

He’s actually a convert. He converted to Islam about six years ago.

Talk about meeting interesting people.

Well, I haven’t anything else to say. Just that, after eight months of agreeing to be Beedin’s girlfriend and five months of being his fiancee, I’m still very much in love with him. ❤

And Allah is As-Sami’, the All-Hearing.

I Ramble: 13 July 2017

In the name of Allah, the All-Compassionate, the All-Merciful.

I received another rejection from one of my better job prospects. I shall reveal now the public service that I was trying out for. It was the State Courts as a Language Executive.

Oh, wells.

That is behind me now. Now, I’m just hoping that the third prospective employer is still keen on hiring me. A Japanese retail company, just to refresh your memory.

Looks like it is proven true; I’m not good enough for the corporate world. It’s okay. It doesn’t matter to me. At least, I’m not letting that fact matter to me that is.

I guess I am meant for greater things in my own time in my own way.

Fret not! For a person with varied interests like me, I can do anything I put my mind to.

Here’s to a hardworking Huda.

And Allah is Al-Muzil, the Humiliator. – MM

I Ramble: 11 July 2017

In the name of Allah, the All-Compassionate, the All-Merciful.

So I got my first rejection email from the Japanese company I tried out for. :/ A bit disheartened by it because, hey, who likes rejection? It does leave a bitter taste in my mouth, to be honest. Since it didn’t work out, I’ll reveal the name of the company now. It’s Works Applications and I applied for the position of Communication Staff. They expanded their business in Singapore in July 2012 if I’m not mistaken. They specialise in enterprise resource planning and process if I got that right too.

Anyway, that is all behind me now. The only way is forward but I’m quite anxious in awaiting the response from the public service. :/

So while I’m waiting, I looked for one-off part-time jobs. Found opportunities for this Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday but none has replied to confirm yet. So more waiting ensues.

However, I stumbled across an ad by a clothing line owner. He was looking for partners in building up the line. For now, it’s just print-to-order t-shirts but he hopes to expand it to caps and jeans in the future, Insya Allah. I’ll be meeting him on Friday to discuss further. Meanwhile, check out his stuff on FaceBook (https://www.facebook.com/streetmobclothing/) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/streetmobclothing/).

That’s all from me for now.

And Allah is Ar-Rahim, the All-Merciful. – MM