I Ramble: 6 January 2017

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

I’m drained to the point whereby I simply couldn’t do anything at home after a long day at work even though I tried.


Okay, please give me this week as a grace period of adusting and welcoming new crying children. Although I have somewhat lesser responsibilities, I also have new responsibilities such as making milk. I’m such a noob at it but I think I should be more decent at it next week. Like I mentioned, this week is a period of adjustment. I know I’m not exactly doing hard labour like le boyfriend who has to carry heavy parcels but I’m handling children, which is one thing, and handling emotional children, which is another thing by itself. I think if anything, I’m mentally exhausted in adjusting, adapting, and dealing with said children and their parents.

And I’m not kidding you, I cannot, for the life of me, understand why the Toddlers and N1s are going home later than the Kindergarteners and best part is when it is their grandparents who pick them up. The only assumption I can make is that both parents and grandparents are working until that late.

Maybe I would have more energy if I didn’t have to manage emotional or super active children at the end of the day but what can I do about it when the trend shows just how much money you need to make in Singapore to keep up with the high cost of living?

I swapped shifts with a colleague so I’m doing the 7am shift tomorrow. I’m just praying that the new parents won’t get any funny ideas of sending their children to school on Saturdays as well, especially if their children are not fully settled in. Come on, I will be the only teaching staff around from 7am to 9am tomorrow and the new children have been coming in as early as 7.15am?

Scary Mary.

Dear 2017, please be kind to me at work.

Anyway, I have a couple of life updates to make but… I don’t know… I guess I grew to be more secretive since I met le boyfriend. Maybe not secretive but…like…there is lesser need for me to express myself or share about myself publicly because I’m always sharing with him.

I’ll be keeping mum about those two updates for now.

Anyway, I’m feeling better after lunch and I’m just trying to keep a positive mindset tomorrow. Hey! At least Makcik is around! It helps to have someone older to soothe your nerves.

I hope 2017 has been less frenetic and tiring for rest of you. We can do it!

And Allah is As-Salaam, the Source of Peace. – MM


Author: Metropolitan Muslimah

Born 1989. Female. Metropolitan Muslimah. Songstress. Teacher in the Early Childhood Care and Education sector in Singapore. Gooner since the signing of Mesut Özil on 2 September 2013. We won two back-to-back FA Cups since. Made my first trip to the Emirates on 10 May 2015 followed by my first home game against Swansea City on 11 May 2015, which we lost 0-1.

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