I Ramble: 7 January 2019

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Ola! So after a poll on my Insta Story, I decided to pursue Japanese Language this year. Dududu duuuuuu! Yas, mon. Gonna do self-study on it because I’ve blown my education budget this year on the programming class I took on Udemy. Kwang kwang kwang.

Atashi wa Nururu Huda desu! Nice to meet you! Hahahaha!

So yeah hoping to have fun with it and most importantly listen out to what my bosses are bitching about in Japanese without them knowing. MUAHAHAHAHA!

Yeah, it feels whimsical but given that I’m actually working for a Japanese company, I might as well learn a thing or two about it.

I find that it is easier to learn reading and writing first before learning vocabulary and grammar, as was the case when I was dabbling in Korean. Korean’s Hangul system really made it easy for me to learn the language, unlike Mandarin and Japanese. Hangul is very systematic in the order of writing each syllable. You must always write a consonant first before writing a vowel. As for Mandarin and Japanese, you really have to memorise the characters because there isn’t that same order of writing a consonant first before a vowel to make up a sound. So looks like it is going to be a lot of memory work for me first.

In other news, I’m trying to drink plain water but it has been a huuuuuge challenge doing so. I kept drinking coffee and tea but never like, plain water. What a bad habit I have all these years. How to have good skin like that? More importantly, that is probably why I don’t have the same amount of energy like everyone else because I leave my body withered and dried up all the time. Like a prune.

I’m not looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow. A part of me wants to continue yet another part of me is screaming leave before something bad happens. I really don’t know. However, I am making the decision of whether to consider switching careers after I receive my 13th month bonus in February. Everybody else in the world got theirs in December. Uniqlo has to be extra and postpone that bonus for CNY instead of Christmas. Well, that is assumption. HAHAHAHA!

But yeah I no longer have the passion I once had for this company. I feel like I sacrificed a lot for it but it will never hold me in the same accord as I did for it. So.

Anyway, that’s that. I just want to end this post by saying how happy I am in being a bit more productive than I usually am during my off day. But boy, do off days pass you by so quickly. And suddenly, it’s back to work once more. Shame.

And Allah is Al-Qaabidh, The Straightener. – MM

I Ramble: 2 January 2019

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

I am still not used to writing or typing 2019. I kept on using ‘2018’. HAHAHA! Stuck in the past for the first few days of January every year. Hehe.

Hi, there! I am nowhere near being fully recovered but mentally I am doing better. A kind soul at work reached out to me and gave me reasons to stay at my current workplace, asking me to be patient, to endure, and just do my best. I’ve learnt well by now that for every 10 things I do right, they get erased by one mistake I make. But you know, I will have to learn to discard that pressure off my soul. Like, I will just have to accept that it’s how things work at my workplace but at the same time reject it from intruding my life like a computer virus, breaking me down and tearing me apart through that initial point of contact. Basically, just ignore work. Like, do my job seriously at work but don’t take it seriously in life. I kinda overexplained, I think, so I hope you guys get what I’m trying to convey.

Anyway, more reasons to celebrate! I finally ordered for myself a FitBit thanks to a considerable discount from my insurance’s initiative, AIA Vitality. Additionally, I invested a bit in bullet journal. Okay, now I am not sure if I have mentioned about bullet journal in my previous post. But I will just regurgitate a bit. I ordered dotted notebooks and bought Sakura Pigma pens in a bid to motivate myself to complete a full year of bullet journalling! Yes, as previously shared, my theme for this year centres around the idea of completion. Seeing things through to the end because we all know that I am so lazy to the point that I never complete anything I started. So let’s stop that bad habit through a fun habit.

Oh, oh! I also signed up with Udemy and bought a web developer course for just S$14.99. They are still having a New Year sale and some courses are actually SkillsFuture Credit eligible if you spent a certain amount of time on it. Yeah, imagine, a $200+ course being sold for just $15. In SGD no less! So go check it out! I almost signed up for an elementary Japanese language course but I decided to forgo it because I have books for it plus it is always more fun to take actual classes and practise the language with other people in person. So I ended up taking a web developer course. I do have a basic skillset of web development but I definitely need to upgrade my native knowledge of it. Plus, I realise, I am actually quite good at web development-related assignments. I think it will help with my e-Commerce busines efforts, Street MOB Clothing. Additionally, after seeing that accidents can happen to you, such as my husband breaking his ankle, I feel that all the more I should equip myself with skills that will allow me to work from home.

So that’s about it for now. I hope everyone found something incredible for their 2019. Enjoyzzz!

And Allah is Al-‘Alim, The All-Knowing One. – MM