About Me on Facebook

25 November 2010

This is my previous About Me on Facebook:

I am an open minded traditional, modern conservative, negative idealist,practical visionary, loyal egoist, childish adult, old and young, blatant and stern yet symphatize. The most incomprehensible being that I have ever met, is me.

This is my current About Me:

A broke future rookie LA who never pays much attention to facebook chat and friend's updates and fills her facebook wall with Mafia Wars and Happy Island updates instead.


Update: Long Call is on 3rd December 2010. heh. Can hardly wait for the date. It means the end of all the hassle.

P/s: What about my Flowers in the air post that people kept opening it? I feel kinda violated and offended because my other post was not as popular as that. hehe

Post Raya

18 November 2010

My current situation is best summed up by my current FB status:

"three types of rendang, lemang, nasi biryani, ayam masak merah, dalca, acar, bread & butter pudding, chocolate cake, muffins later....diarrhea...okay not exactly, more like chilli overload...and my stomach cant stand too much chillies."

So I felt a bit hot inside my stomach and of course its acting up right now. My mood is OK although quite a few things made it hard to start the day.

First of all I would like to congratulate myself for writing so much this month. It must be because I've got new books which made me stayed up until morning to finish them and somehow it made my mind flowing with words and the excitement to write it down.

My stomach acted up since last night. I was reading Inkspell until 3am in the morning so I didn't exactly was sleepless because of my stomach. I managed to sleep until 6.45am and when I woke up went a few rounds to the loo. Anyway, I warmed some of the food from yesterday (even though they are the cause of my stomach ache) and get them ready to be brought to the office. I tried so hard to figure out a way not to throw away all these foods because I know I can't eat them all by myself (still figuring out. any help?).

I went again to the Big Bad Wolf warehouse sale on its last day yesterday. Everything RM8 went down to RM5. I managed to get Cormac McCarthy's and another. I also bought traveling book on Singapore. Well I know its just across the sea but since the book was cheap and it has maps and everything else to rectify my noobness of that place. I planned to go there during Christmas. However, I didn't save up anything to prepare myself for the trip except the accommodation. I am so worried that I will feel so bad if I went anyway without enough money for my shopping spree. I am still figuring ways to get around this problem though (and the book made me so excited too).

Being random and for the record, I drained my newly bought toner today and I feel that it is such a waste. It was my favorite too. I had packed (throw) everything into my backpack this morning as I shall live in my rented room during office days. So when I throw my backpack into the car boot today I saw that it was drenched. I know I didn't have my water bottle with me so I knew it had to be the toner or the eye make-up remover. I wished it was the eye make-up remover instead. Apparently I didn't screw the cap tightly. I am so down (as I always do when I feel things go to waste) that I can't wait to go to Singapore and buy a toner. It had to be from oversea to compensate my feeling of loss. And we are back to money issue again. WHERE DO I GET THE MONEY TO SHOP IN SINGAPORE is the question.

As Geraldine said (and I know she is bored with my ramblings on money shortage) I am forever with money issues. But of course, I will always be so until I earned at least RM3k. Although I know by the time I earned RM3k it will still be not enough. In short, I will forever have the money issue and people will be so annoyed at me for thinking that I had money issue. In my opinion, I can think I have money issue all I want as the outcome is good i.e always be on high alert on your money consumption. I also believe that I need to be this paranoid to avoid from really being a shopaholic. I mean I love to shop but I always went for the high quality things with good price and I still can stop myself from buying everything that I want.

So the sum total of my morning is the feeling of wastage, money issue and how to go on a shopping spree in Singapore. Oh I forgot to note that I am so happy that 70% of cars are not on MRR2 today! I believed that 60% of KL citizens consist of families with school going kids. Which also summed up that they are the ones causing traffic jams. Which also means somebody should take measures to ensure children safety when they board school buses so that less car can be on the road just to send and fetch them from school.

Now let us go on to Raya stories. hehe. I am not sure how I feel when my 28 year old cousin said he is not sure to tie the knot with a girl who was doing her chambering the same time as me because she is a (future) lawyer like me and people like me argue a lot. Ok basically they argues a lot and in short he thinks we lawyers argues a lot. I asked in front of his mother and mine including my second aunt on why hasn't he made an honest woman out of her yet since they had been together for such a looooooong time. He answered with a question: Why you have no boyfriend?
I immediately know it must be related to the stigma that lawyers either talk a lot or argue a lot or opinionated or all of the above. So I just non-nonchalantly list all of the above for him and he picked 'arguing'. But I also somehow picked out that his mother was not so fond of the girl because she is a lawyer. I feel so sorry for her because I had met her and because my aunt must have based her judgment on me. Because I was so opinionated and live my own ways since I was 18 which is quite a taboo as she is quite traditional and my cousins listened to her. Even my younger brother listened to her on whether he can or cannot sleep at my house when he went back to our parent's. I didn't say it was altogether a bad thing and I didn't say anything about my brother because it is somewhat good for him.
I am the only one in our family network who are going to be a lawyer soon and it seems nobody are following my footsteps. So I didn't blame her if she based her opinion on me. Although I do feel that it is quite shallow and what a lost. Because my attitude is rare even among future lawyers. I am somehow the weird one. It only confirmed that people like them (and there was so many of them) will forever avoid educated women from entering their family. Which is why there are so many delinquents and juveniles out there. Because future husband and in-laws choose uneducated women into their family as they are easier to control and had almost no opinions at all. So these uneducated women will just give birth and have no idea on nurturing children's mind.
Well at least educated women do received formal education and it's proven by their qualifications. Surely people with knowledge are different than people with none. Surely there are exceptions. But this is the general rule. Surely there are difference between children borne by a graduate and children borne by, say, SPM graduate. Surely.
What I am saying is, it is such a lost to my family that my aunts simply had no interest in securing educated people as their sons and daughters in law for the well being of mankind. Its a different story if there is no one else but this person. The problem is when there are choices they simply choose the timid one. It also baffled me when all of them went to universities too. Well I guess I'll just settle with my blog and let out all my opinions to random people as in the near future I shall have a very thin chance to have a family discussion without hurting their feelings because they don't get what I mean or couldn't accept my boldness in stating the obvious. As it is, all my female cousins my sister included didn't get me and while they enjoy calling each other stupid and fat they simply cannot have an ordinary conversation with me because I am so weird.

Selamat HAri Raya AidilAdha

16 November 2010

Happy Eid people. I am so excited to eat to my heart's content at my parent's tomorrow. I have no idea whats on the menu but I am sure I will like it nonetheless. My guess is the food will be ordered from our usual Cik Ida. I was told that for this year the gathering place is at my parent's for all my mother's sibling and their family.
For the umpten time I will have to forget my cholesterol reducing mission.
I have no plan to make a new Baju Kurung for AidilAdha but last time I was in Intrade I met Shahida and Shams from Pakistan and I bought one set of fabric from them. The fabric is supposedly meant for a kind of Pakistani suit but I bought it with the sole intention of making it into Baju Kurung. I don't know the real price if it was bought from Malaysian people but I bought it for RM50 and I am sure it should be at least triple than that here. However, I am happy with the price that I paid as I know the cost of sending it to tailor will be high. I have send it last Saturday and I am told I wont be able to wear it for Eid which I dont mind but shall wear it to the nearest wedding that I am going to attend.
I thought of going back to parent's tonight but then I changed my mind as I want to peacefully read (gnaw?) into my latest haul from the Big Bad Wolf Warehouse Sale. I bought a complete set of Inkheart by Cornelia Funke for a mere RM24 and a biography of Omar Khayyam for RM10. I am quite sad because I had to restrain my desire to buy the whole warehouse since I already spent so much at Intrade particularly from Shahida and Shams where apart from the fabric I also bought two Himalayan Salt Lamps shipped directly from Pakistan for a total of RM27. Shams told me I haggle too much but Shahida always gave me a very special price. She told me that the lamps are expensive in this country. I believe her but I wont buy it if it wasn't because of her price anyway. I went to my parent's afterwards and checked with my mother for her Himalayan Salt Lamp that she had bought a few years back and it was RM100. Anyway, I am so proud of my smart shopaholic habit (i.e buying things I dont need INSANELY CHEAP).
Anyway, take it from me people, until you earn above RM2.5k salary please get all your things from warehouse sale. Sometimes I am quite sad that I had to resort to only warehouses to buy all my things from make-ups to accessories and books but after a while I realized that at every opportunity you can get you should get the best worth for your money. Ok, maybe for things that had expiry date you should get it new but for all other things that dont have expiry date we should get it at warehouse sale or expo. And do that until you know that you can afford to just throw your money away.
Enough about shopping. I just would love to record here that I have filed my papers on 12 November 2010. I am now waiting for my Long Call Date. Unfortunately, I can't know my date because its to be confirmed based on Judges' availability. At this point, I no longer care when is my date since I had tried all possible means to get it within this year and if it still didn't work then so be it. Although, I do feel like I am losing money here because the earlier I can be a lawyer it goes without saying the earlier the increase of monthly salary.
Anyway, I am so GLAD that in the end I had see it through that I finished my chambering (assuming my Long Call successful la, but who doesn't?). Oh after ALL the people that I had met and all attitudes that I went through. phewwwww~
And it is something to be proud of.
Completed LLB, completed Chambering. I never dream any of these back when I was in school. I was so playful and couldn't care less about my results (still are) but I made it. Luck. What do they say about luck? opportunities. I guess I just happened to be there when opportunity came by.
haha. HAPPY!

Quotes~

14 November 2010

One may argue, of course, over whether or not stupidity is a crime deserving of death. I think it is, for it can have exactly the same consequences as treachery. -Capricorn, Inkheart.


The calmer thought is not always the right thought, just as the distant view is not always the truest view. – Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Wedding Research

09 November 2010

I got excited waiting for the coming weeks and months ahead where a few of my friends, best friend and special sister are getting married. Most people have no idea that I love to be involved in a wedding in whatever ways (provided I like that person). For a wedding of those who are special to me, I will share with them all my contacts and information on where to get wedding accessories, make-up artiste, wedding card printer, fresh flowers arrangement etc etc. I also know places such as shops and warehouses for door gift and trays for wedding 'hantaran' (or dowry?).
However, I sometime become quite generous and feel like sharing some (not all) of my secrets with my few readers and I will do so in a short while.
My idea of an ideal wedding is definitely not the same as your ideal wedding. Nevertheless, my idea might be applicable in some parts if not a big part of your wedding.
My idea of an ideal wedding is to have all the best things in the country with the best price. Definition of best price is cheap. Cheap includes transportation cost, time and energy wasted. Best things are the things of high quality and can be used for a long long time. It may also includes rare things or brand that majority people do not use.
Well please do not mistake my idea of an ideal wedding with my dream wedding. I have no dream wedding. Like I told most of the people I met in life, I rather post a big advertisement on a major newspaper with our wedding picture announcing we are married and prior to that just get married in a mosque without any reception than spend thousands just for a wedding.
Oh but please don't be so disturbed with my bizarre ideas. I mean that is just me. You might not be able to pull it off anyway.
And let us go on with our main objective here. Despite my own personal opinion, I do so much love going shopping for a wedding. I can balance my personal opinion with your personal opinion and just enjoy the whole process anyway. Okay, that was a bit exaggerated. I do actually feel disturbed with your idea of an ideal wedding if it is too alien than my ideal wedding.
Oh why can't I just keep this post innocently gushy and purely about wedding without blurring the image with my dark ideas and thoughts.
Sorry guys. Now let us go on to our real objective ( I know I am saying this the second time). Here we go, sites that I like and would really love it if other people benefit from it:

If you are looking for branded cosmetics, home and fashion items for your hantaran, head on to these warehouse sales between this 9th to 15th November 2010:


These are the sites that I followed because of their original and affordable ideas of a wedding:


So thats all that I can share online. Quite a number of my contacts are not available online. I might consider becoming a wedding arranger (not a planner ok) if the pay is right. lol.
Anyway, I hope you benefited from this post and have a wonderful wedding.

With Love,

Sarah

(now thats rare).






November

01 November 2010

My pupillage will end in 11 days. I filed my petition on 11 February. My last day is on 11/11/10. Love the date.
Anyway, I went through a lot. My life course changed dramatically. Quite far than what I have planned for myself.
Before, I thought I just want to end my chambering. Then just join public service. Like I said before, I had some jobs that I can push myself into. I already had a home for myself. If I joined I can pay for my mother's house and stay there.
Even if I don't join I can still find a job in my area and still live in that house.
But.
The firm offered me. At first I refused. Right after that I send out my resumes to 42 firms around my area. Although I stated my availability for December some firms did called anyway and asked me to come for an interview. I thought that would be my life for a while. Then unexpectedly the big boss feigned ignorance and offered me the second time. Much as my friend wanted to believe that the last time i was being misunderstood, I know I wasn't misunderstood.
But it was a second chance anyway.
After going to a few interviews, I know this would be the best firm for me for the time being. I hate going to big firms. I never want to go to big firms. If I am going to be a lawyer at all, I want to be so in a place where I can be challenged and learn a lot of things happily.
So I asked for one month to think. My boss gave me 7 days.
I took the whole 7 days. Weighed my options (which I managed to obtain by the way). On the 7th day I submit my acceptance to this firm and rejection with another firm.
I had to move to a room near my office. It's to save cost. I had to leave a place where I am free to do whatever I want by myself and be comfortable and live in a smaller place with strangers.
I am quite saddened but I know it is necessary. By this time I no longer know what is waiting for me in life.
I am quite lost as to the future. But I saw the present clearly. I am now taking my chance and grabbed the best option that I had. All I know is I just had to brace it by myself.