Friday, November 25, 2016

Quran 14:7

"If you are grateful, I will give you more..."

- Quran; Surah Ibrahim (14), verse 7

Thursday, November 17, 2016

#OMGFinallyGraduated


Hello there! So it took me two months to update a blog post about my convocation day. For those who already knew, thank you for the wishes. The hashtag of #OMGFinallyGraduated was mine and you can search for it on Instagram and I believe that you could view some of my graduation photos there.

Some of you might asked, "Why on Earth you took six freakin' years to finish your degree? What course are you taking? Medic? Or maybe you failed so many subjects that you had to retake everything?"

Alright, let me tell you. 

Doing bachelor degree in information technology (IT) isn't as easy as you think it is. Programming should be essential. Coding should be in your brain. Your fingers should code not just faster but have to be accurate on what some of things should do. If you take IT, you would know what I am saying. Those functions used in different programming languages. C++, HTML, XML, CSS, MATLAB, Java, Java3D and ahh yes, those networking subjects. That one assignment that requires you to build an entire university network and you only will pass the exam if you can ping to others and they can ping you back.

Fun times. Lewlz.

I went through some sh*tty moments, like I had to retake some of papers (I repeat, some. Not all. LOL!). I aced my calculus paper and believe it or not, I really love maths and formulas and calculations but I pretty loathed programming subjects. I had to retake and withdraw and withdraw again because I wasn't sure if I had the guts to take the subject or I can pass the whole semester if I sit for the exam. So there goes my programming when I put it on hold for about two or three trimesters. Then there were pre-requisite subjects. More hate. And then classes were full most of the time. More hate.

That took me awhile to realize that I was actually left too far behind. One by one, my friends were about to graduate. Trimester by trimester I was struggling so hard to finish subjects. I was hoping just to pass it instead of to ace it. I had to juggle other responsibilities too. I had to attend appointments and meetings as I was managing my parents' new home's project. I travelled back and fourth, college to new home. I had to train my brain to adapt or die.

I came to this point where I couldn't cope with my studies anymore that I had to take LOA (Leave of Absence), applied from my university, for a year. I just need to be away from all of that and just be with my family. I was alone in Malaysia and I had no family to turn to. Of course there were Skype and calls and texts but to actually be with family is what I need. I went to Doha for a year, performed my umrah visit to Makkah and Madinah while I was there (Alhamdulillah) back in 2010 and I was hoping for a fresh start when I am back in Malaysia to continue my studies.

Back in Malaysia after a year of LOA, and I strived to do my best this time. Alhamdulillah, that one-year break brought such an impact in my life. I leave my "unwelcome" old friends and start with new ones. So many shoddy dramas before and I came back as a new person. Kind of. LOL!

I even took some of subjects in other campus instead of mine because I wanted to finish everything on time. Then I went for my internship for three months and Alhamdulillah I aced it. I should be graduated last year in September 2015 but the university told me that it was too late because I need at least a trimester to finish everything before I could apply for graduation. I had to wait another year.

Plus-minus; one year of being lost as a student, a year of LOA & epiphany and a year of waiting for the next convocation. Three freakin' years of being... Dull-witted, vacuous, inane, brainless act. But hey, I finally graduated.

So I should be finishing everything within three years, normal years like anybody else (but note to you readers, IT students in my university never actually finish everything on time because our subjects are freakin' hard and our standards are thissss high, so yeah, you go try it yourself, then you'll know).

Despite of all six years of well, being a bachelor degree in IT student, I am here. Graduated. Got the chance to wore that robe and 2016 mortarboard and had the chance to throw it too! LOL!

Massive thanks to my parents and my sister for having to listen to my rants and cries almost every night of how hard it is for me to stay focus and try not to give up on my studies. Thanks to not-my-friends-now. You guys taught me that I couldn't give my trust so easily to other people and you guys also taught me on how to differentiate between good and bad guys. I now know when and from whom I should stay away based on experience you gave me. So thank you. Thanks too, to my roomates and housemates, classmates and groupmates. You guys have been amazing. Couldn't be here (or graduated) without your annoyance and guidance. Alhamdulillah, thank you Allah for helping me get through some sh*tty stuff and also for putting and building so much perserverance in me. Thank you. Like Daddy always tells me, "Never give up on good things", I didn't and here I am today.

x,

Malina Azman
Class of 2016
Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Information Technology
Majoring in Multimedia Systems

My Convocation Day







Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Freakin' Flawful



We live in a world that full of people who are too busy trying to find faults and flaws of others that they tend to overlook theirs. Sometimes we are searching for someone's flaw(s) because we want to avoid ours. Sometimes we want to look and feel good and find great excuses to realize and take time to know our own flaws by ignoring it.

At times, other people have to scream your flaws direct to your face to make you realized that, "Hey, I am indeed flawful."

Yes, everybody has their own flaws. I am willing to jump off a building if I found a single flawless person. And I am not saying about flaws as in your physical appearance. I have seen so many flawless people out there, with a perfect eyebrows, perfect set of eyes, hair, skin, that long, toned arms and legs (damn you, Blake Lively & Kendall Jenner, not to mention Alexis Ren too), I am talking about your attitudes, behaviours, characteristics. Those things that make you who you are as a person. Or sometimes it doesn't have to be a person, but you get what I mean.

Your background, history, experience, future endeavour or plans and spirit, sometimes determine who you are today. A single day most probably could change you. Or maybe within an hour. Things that happened and is happening and will happen around you in the future; decides your path and affects how you see things. But it is not necessarily bound to happen if you didn't take it as lessons or mistakes, but any situation will make you think of something. Maybe it could change your perspectives in life. It doesn't have to be some "deep", emo stuff, but just, new ways of how you set ideas in mind.

Excuse the lengthy introduction.

I may have experienced some stuff at the moment and yes, it is about being flawful. It is not that I am a wiseacre that I know I may have offended some people, but I think it is the way I was raised since I was a baby. I do not say that I am perfect but I search for perfections. I am a firm believer of perfection in anything I do. Things that I do, for example, doing projects and assignments, even doing house chores, in friendships, in relationships, everything (you name it), all based on doing the best I could that anyone can't see the faults in me. But, that is my great flaw.

Me being a perfectionist in everything.

I went to this job interview recently, and the company's representatives who interviewed me, saw my CV that is full with my projects and they saw my position for every project mentioned; it is either I am the leader or I work alone. So they asked me this question: "So I saw your projects, and all of the positions typed here mentioned that either you're the leader or you worked individually? Why? Is it because you love being at the top or you can't trust  other people?". It was shocking for me to hear that I simply answered, "One thing about my weakness is that, I am perfectionist." There goes my hopes and dreams, down the drain.

Guys, NEVER EVER mention to any employer during your job interviews that you are a perfectionist. Trust me, you won't get that job. LOL!

I wanted to do things according to my way. I do listen to my mates of their ways and ideas and I do take it into account, but at times, I slipped. That is for projects, assignments and house chores.

And you seriously don't want to know how I acted for my friendships as well relationships.

I thought that being a person who loves everything in perfect orders is, okay? But I guess not. People will hate you for that. You can't live in a society and will end up alone because everything does not revolve around you. You can't expect people to accommodate you based on your expectations. It kills.

One thing that I learned from it; I still can do my best, according to my way but don't expect other people to deliver it like how you do it. You are not them and they are not you. It is more than enough if you and that person know where you guys are heading to, and that your goals are the same, you guys are good to go. Screw their ways of doing things. Let them be. If you love your ways in doing things, they love theirs. You may want to add up some few tips to them on how to make their life easier and in a proper manner by doing your way, but you can't force them to use it. And vice versa.

It is not hard to do it but it is hard for you to digest the fact that you are flawful. It is A-Okay for you to have flaws. Nobody's perfect in this world, hence, stop chasing for perfection because you can never find one; including yourself. Everybody needs a few flaws to make them real. Cheers.


Malina Azman, x

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

More Stuff

What was favourite subject at school?: Geography & Science
What is your favourite drink?: Green tea
What is your favourite song at the moment?: Closer by The Chainsmokers
What is your favourite food?: I do not have any specific fav food. I just eat whatever tastes good.
What is the last thing you bought?: Pillow sheets from Typo & some stuff from IKEA
Favourite book of all time?: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Favourite Colour?: White, black, rose gold
Do you have any pets?: Are fishes considered as pets? 
Favourite Perfume?: La Vie Est Belle by Lancome
Favourite Holiday?: Fall/Winter time in London
Are you married?: Not yet
Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?: Yes, I have been to some places outside Malaysia, probably to 9 different countries but been to some countries more than twice.
Do you speak any other language?: I can speak (not that fluent, but I can understand and converse), 5 different languages. English, Malay, French, Spanish, Korean.
How many siblings do you have?: A younger sister named Marissa
What is your favourite shop?: Wow, I have a lot! I love Ikea for home & living shop, I love Urban Outfitters & Typo for home decorations, I love Urban Outfitters (too!), Zara, Mango, Topshop, Warehouse, Dorothy Perkins, Bershka, Miss Selfridge, Marc Jacobs for clothes. 
Favourite restaurant?: My fav restaurant would be Ben's & The Apartment, I enjoy my alone time there, or sometimes you can see me with my family/friends.
When was the last time you cried?: I can't remember
Favourite Blog?: I like Whatever There Was
Favourite Movie?: Nacho Libre
Favourite TV show?: Gossip Girl, New Girl, Scandal & KUWTK?
PC or Mac?: Mac
What phone do you have?: White iPhone 6
How tall are you?: 164cm, 5ft 4
Can you cook?: Yes, I can cook but I'm a terrible baker. I honestly can't bake at all.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Let's Have Some Coffee & Chat


I read stuff on Huffington Post yesterday and came across these interesting questions to ask if you are out stuck in a boring party or gathering and you feel like you're the only person who is interested to get to know other people there. You know, just to make new friends or just to get ideas and thoughts from others. It is fun sometimes but if the party gets too bored, I suggest you to just leave the party and go home or go out with others or you could go home and watch that movie you've been wanting to watch since ever. Below are questions that I get from Huffington Post page. These questions initially have 101 questions but I only answered 84, because, I cannot understand some questions or I find it quite boring to answer. Hence, 84 questions answered below. Enjoy!

  1. Tell me the 3 best things about you. Friendly, adventurous & lively?
  2. On a scale of 1-10, how strict are/were your parents? - 11? LOL!
  3. Who was your worst teacher? Why? - Can I say his name? Hahah!
  4. Who was your favorite teacher? Why? - Fav lecturer; Dr Wan Noorshahida because she helped me a lot during my degree year. Thank you, madam!
  5. Which would you pick: being world-class attractive, a genius or famous for doing something great? - I want to be a famous beautiful genius for doing something awesome. LOL!
  6. Who are the 3 greatest living musicians? - Living...? I have some fav greatest musicians of all time but they are not living ones. If I had to choose, dead or alive; I would choose, Beethoven/Tchaikovsky/Bach, The Beatles & Queens. And my fav musicians (or, music) at the moment; Alt-J, Beirut & The Chainsmokers
  7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? - To be more positive and optimist and to see good in other people and to have more patience.
  8. What was your favorite toy growing up? - I wasn't that keen on playing toys because my parents brought me to places to travel and explore the outside world since I was a little kid.
  9. Name 3 celebrities you most admire. - If they can consider as celebrities, I would pick, Oprah Winfrey, Princess Diana & Zoella Sugg
  10. Name a celebrity you think is lame. - I can't name one because there are a lot of them!
  11. What accomplishment are you most proud of? - I have some and I want to achieve more. Let me keep them by myself :)
  12. Which of your friends are you proudest of? Why? - I would pick Juliana Adlin & Aainaa Zulkafly because of one simple reason; they follow their passion and they are brave to go and chase it.
  13. What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? - Paris, London & my room. LOL!
  14. What are your 3 favorite movies? - Nacho Libre, The Other Guys and Pain & Gain
  15. Which historical figure would you like to be? - None, I think?
  16. What’s the right age to get married? - When you have met the one :)
  17. Tell me 3 things you remember about kindergarten - That round plastic swimming pool, nap time with friends, my birthday celebration at the kindergarten with a huge Mickey Mouse cake.
  18. What paper that you’ve written are you most proud of? - A lot actually, but the most proud of is my final year thesis; Twins Biometrics System Development.
  19. What would you do if you were invisible for a day? - *insert evil face here*
  20. Who would you like to live like for a day? - Kendall Jenner or Blake Lively
  21. If you could time travel, where would you go? - Every island and beaches on Earth!
  22. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? - I don't have any specific fav ice cream flavour. I eat whatever tastes good. Kinda into Matcha flavour lately.
  23. Would you rather live for a week in the past or the future? - Live for a week in the past so that I could fix or do better if I could
  24. What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory? - When I was in kindergarten, the teacher asked us kids to bring swimming attire for tomorrow's swimming session. I told my mom that I need it the next day, but we both forgot about the swimsuit the next morning. So I went to school without the swimsuit, but I still joined the swim session except for the fact that I swam with only my underwear. LOL!
  25. What’s your best childhood memory? - I was the best student (always got first in class) since kindergarten through my primary years and for first three years of secondary school. After 16, my studies kinda hit the ground a bit. LOL
  26. What’s your favorite holiday? - Every holiday is my fav
  27. If you could eat only 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be? - Seafood paella, pizza, tomyam soup
  28. If you could be a cartoon character for a week, who would you be? - I don't know, I don't watch cartoons that much.
  29. If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be? - Prophet Muhammad SAW (peace be upon him)
  30. What’s your favorite childhood book? - Martini and her adventures series because of the illustrations! Gaaah!
  31. What’s a great book you’ve read recently? - Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  32. Do you feel like a leader or a follower? - Definitely a leader. Without a shadow of doubt.
  33. If you could ask your pet 3 questions, what would they be? - Are you okay? Do you get enough food? Am I treating you right?
  34. What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done? - I completed my degree despite of the fact that I almost gave up multiple times. I faced it and dealt with it and I got through it and with flying colours as well.
  35. Who would play you in a movie of your life? - Anne Hathaway because I simply love her
  36. If you could be an Olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete? - Athletics! 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m
  37. If you had to live in a different country, where would it be? - Either England or Canada
  38. What has been your favorite family vacation? - Trip to Europe last February!
  39. If you could choose your own nickname, what would it be? - Still, Malina. Can't help it, I love my name.
  40. Who is the funniest person you know? - My sister. HAHAH!
  41. What’s your favorite thing about one of your grandparents? - Wise. So wise.
  42. Do you ever talk to yourself? When and what do you say? - Every single day. Every single hour. Every single minute. Reminder on things to do and thinking on what to do next or sometimes just to practice talking out ideas.
  43. When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better? - Cry and listen to the music or watch YouTube or sleep.
  44. What’s your favorite smell in the whole world? - :)
  45. What do you think is the greatest invention of all time? - Airplanes because it can physically take you to places within a short period of time & also internet because, it's internet!
  46. Using one word, how would you describe your family? - Awesome.
  47. Would you rather win an Olympic medal, an Academy Award or the Nobel Peace prize? - I would rather win a Nobel Peace prize because people will recognize and respect me for a long period of time and I also will be respected by knowledgable people and also for my knowledge and contribution to the world.
  48. What’s your favorite time of day? - Back at home at night after a long day being outside. All showered, tucked in to bed with a crispy duvet, MacBook on my lap, blogging or listen to music or watch YouTube and turn on my twinkle lights on the bedframe wall.
  49. What’s your favorite season? - Fall/Winter
  50. What’s the one food you could never bring yourself to eat? - Balut or duck/bird embryo. No thanks.
  51. What is the sound you love the most? - Ocean waves hitting shores
  52. If you could pick a new first name, what would it be? - Still, Malina.
  53. What is your favorite movie quote? - "I wanna winnnnn!" - Ignacio, Nacho Libre
  54. What’s your pet peeve(s)? - Too many! But the biggest pet peeves are; bad drivers, dirty places, people who don't respect other people's space/bubble, loud people & poor customer service. Ugh.
  55. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? - In, always.
  56. Do you ever count your steps when you walk? - Wow, never.
  57. What’s your favorite kind of sandwich? - Salmon or tomatoes/cheese/basil - toast.
  58. What’s your dream job? - Photojournalist
  59. Cake or pie? - Pie
  60. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? - Any islands or beaches in the world.
  61. What is your favorite family tradition? - I am not sure if its a tradition or what, but my family and I always handshake each other whenever we agreed on something or after making decisions and we always give each other a kiss or hug before we go to bed.
  62. Who’s your celebrity crush? - Blake Lively & Margot Robbie!
  63. What trait do you like the most about yourself? - My confidence
  64. What are you good at? - I'm not too sure...
  65. What’s the first thing you do when you get home from a trip? - Have a nice bath or a shower
  66. Would you rather spend five days exploring Disney or New York City? - Definitely New York City
  67. Whose parents do/did you wish you had? - None
  68. If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose? - Urban Outfitters/H&M/Zara/Topshop/Mango/Bershka/Warehouse/Miss Selfridge/Dorothy Perkins. Ugh! Tough choice! But I think I would go for Urban Outfitters. Ahh, that'd be a dream.
  69. What personal trait has gotten you in the most trouble? - Easily get annoyed/anger/road rage
  70. Which celebrity chef would you most like to fix you a meal? - Gordon Ramsay/Manu Feildel
  71. Who is your favorite athlete? - Usain Bolt
  72. What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? - Never give up on good things - My dad
  73. Would you rather be the most popular kid in school or the smartest kid in school? - Smartest, of course.
  74. What do you like to do on a rainy day? - Sleep. What else, am I right? LOL!
  75. Would you rather be the best player on a horrible team or the worst player on a great team? - Best player on a horrible team
  76. What is your favorite thing about the beach? - Everything! From the sea, sand, salt, breeze, the humble feeling, the calm effect, the you-don't-think-about-anything-else-other-than-what-you-see-in-front-of-you
  77. What is your favorite Disney movie? - Mulan, because that movie shows great values to kids especially girls, that it is possible for you to achieve something and be great in it though you have to do it because at the end of the day, hard work pays off and you'll be rewarded for doing something noble and great for you, your family and for your country.
  78. Which of the Seven Dwarfs is most like you? - I think I am between Doc & Grumpy
  79. If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction? - A bit of a drama and comedy. LOL!
  80. Name a product or service you love so much that you’d happily be that company’s spokesperson. - None. Have not yet experienced or received any pleasant service from any company. I'm hard to please. Hahah
  81. If you were guaranteed to be successful in a different profession, what would you want to do? - Athletics athlete because I love sports and the rush!
  82. As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up? - Archeologist or scientist
  83. What’s the worst thing you did as a kid? - Fighting with boys in school
  84. What is your favorite day of the week? - Thursday because my Thursday is always interesting and I never missed Thursday without any great plans with family or friends.

I find doing questionnaires really helps me a lot in blogging and writing. It has the calm effect for me to have positive minds. I am a blogger and I am a freelance writer for some companies and that puts me in "always-ready" mode for my brain to activate more fast and efficient. My work requires me to have great ideas and thoughts at all times and it is essential for me to keep my brain all healthy and works in a perfect condition by eating healthily, exercising to get fit physically and mentally and also doing questionnaires for me to keep thinking. That is how I keep my brain to be active :) Hope you enjoy these rants and I shall see guys very soon.

Taken from Huffington Post website. Click 101 Fun & Interesting Questions To Perk Up Boring Gatherings for details and more questions :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My Choice to Commute in KL City

Hey, you beautiful people! How are you? How's your Tuesday so far?

It is 8pm and I just got home from the city. I had a very long day today. I went out with my dad to send my car for a major service. Little did I know, my car has a bigger problem than anybody else's out there that it has to be taken away from me for like, a week. Tops. It is gonna cost me (or I should say, my dad. LOL!) quite a sum but my car needs to do that revamp. So now you know that I will not have a car for a week. My dad is definitely going to take me to places. Sorry, Daddy. Hihi

From the service centre, we have no car to take us to places nor our home. With the Uber app, yes, my life has become a lot easier to go anywhere. I started using Uber since early this year, after I got back from London on March and I have been a regular customer for Uber ever since I touched down in Kuala Lumpur.

I have a car. In fact, I used to drive like a lot back then, but not until recently, I realized that KL is packed with more and more people! And everybody has a car and everybody wants to drive. Hence, the worst traffic. Stop thinking on planning to get to work or places on time during peak hours (7am - 9am & 6pm - 8pm), daily, going in or out of the city.

In order for me not to have headaches and curse words out of my mouth, hence, the Uber driver. Open the Uber app, set the pickup location and the destination, wait for like 2 - 5 minutes, voila! They arrive, you hop on it and let them handle the stress for you. LOL!

Not that I insult those drivers, don't get me wrong, what I meant was, Uber is so convenient, also affordable! And mostly, Uber drivers are friendly and I have to say, they are educated and well-mannered! They treat us like a friend, great topics to talk about, open-minded, they keep the cleanliness of the car, great service, really really know how to drive, etc.

I definitely choose Uber every single time I want to go to places, especially in KL. Either I request for Uber from home or I can just park my car anywhere safe and request for Uber from there. Very easy, very convenient and very efficient and I feel safe too. I would choose Uber every single time over the normal cabs. Yikes, sorry, cab drivers.

Not to say that I have bad experiences with all of cab/taxi drivers, but there are always things that really turn me off when I got into a cab. I mean, even before I got into it! Well for most KL lights, that live in KL/Selangor area or always taking public transports especially cabs/taxis, you have at least experienced one out of all things below:


1) You waited for half an hour under the hot sun with sweaty armpits. So many vehicles on the road yet you see zero of taxi.

2) Or when you see a taxi, your left arm is waving up and down and you let the wind go through your sweaty armpit for like 5 seconds to find out that the taxi is occupied. Embarrassing moment, I should say? Or at least the word "Ish" or "Damn" comes out of your mouth?

3) When the taxi pulls over (like finally!), you bend over at the window (either co-pilot's window or behind the co-pilot's window), to tell the driver your destination, they will say to you, "No no, too far!" or "No no, too near!" and they speeds off?

4) Or when the taxi pulls over and the driver agrees to your destination, they press that button on that black thing on the dashboard and it automatically displays "RM 3:00" and you say to yourself, "I waited for half an hour with sweaty armpits cost me 3 damn bucks?"

5) And then you realized, the car is 100 years old when they changed from gear one, to two, to three. Or when it stops at a traffic light. Or when the car wants to speed off but you feel like you are on the back of a camel.

6) Then you also realized that all taxis smell the same. You know that scent of, the 100 years old cushion, cigarettes odour mixed with the air-conditioner, and the unknown car fragrance that I think most of taxi drivers are using.

7) It is either they are so passive or talkative drivers. I have experienced with the driver that does not say anything except for saying the price shown on that black thing with red numbers for the amount. For the talkative ones, meh, they talk about something that does not interests me. And I also experienced with the perverted ones, and that, is the major reason why I stop taking cabs. I do not feel safe.

8) I personally think that it is expensive and it is not a comfortable or safe nor an easy experience for me.


That is my personal choice and I choose to have the fastest, easiest, safest and affordable way to commute around the city. Let me know in the comments below on how do you think about this blog post and also you can share your experiences (good or bad) with public transportations in your city.

I do not promote any hate mail or whatever, this is my choice, so do respect that. If you have your own choice, then that is nice for you to have at least something that makes you live well :)


- M

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fun Times with My Family

Gooooood morning, everybody! (Malaysia time)

How are you guys doing? Good? I just woke up (yes, I know it is 10 minutes after 12 in the afternoon but let me have the chance to explain first. LOL.) So yesterday, I had the most, well I think it is the most fun and relaxing day I've ever had since last week. Last week, yeah. Relaxing as in lazing around the city, went to the mall and just spent time with my beloved family.

You must think that I'm crazy because hey, nobody ever feels relaxed when they're in the city!

So what happened was, I woke up at 6am, got ready to literally chase after a bus to go to the city. I live in suburb area (a little bit further from KL city), so I went to the city by bus with my mom. She is working in the city so I decided to experience her routine and also to be her bodyguard (Malina to the rescue!). 

I have medical checkups going on at 10am, so I reached at the mall nearby the medical centre at 8am. Two hours early for my 10am appointment, so I went to Starbucks to get a bite to eat. Just chillin' with my Caramel Hot Chocolate and Tuna Sandwich while reading two different newspapers, scrolling through Instagram and read some articles, and it is 10am.

Went to the medical centre for my 10am appointment, was there until 12 in the afternoon, and hung out with Mommy while waiting for my dad and my sister to come and pick us up after Mommy's done with work. I asked my sister to bring my black backpack (that consist of my MacBook, colouring book and colour pencils that I just bought).

Daddy & my sister reached around 3pm, we went for late lunch at the foodcourt while waiting for Mommy. My sister and I did some colouring after we had our meal and I managed to send some CVs to some companies and an hour later, Mommy joined us for her very late lunch.

It was almost 5pm, the traffics in the city were not on our side. Morning and evening time in Kuala Lumpur city never fail to let curse words out of our mouths. Please nod to agree. LOL. There are some expos going on in Mid Valley and this time it is home/renovation exhibition that will go on for 3 days (Friday until Sunday), so four of us decided to go there. Since there were massive traffics happening and we really hate and lazy to drive and get through the traffic, we decided to ride Uber to take us there.

As usual, Uber drivers are very friendly, very efficient and also very punctual, so I have no complains. We have a driver, so we talked for awhile and slept in the next 15 minutes. LOL! An hour later, we reached Mid Valley with the cost of RM45. Yup, that price because of they calculated the time you rode the car.

Reached Mid Valley, went up the top floor for the expo, were there for like an hour or so. We went to The Gardens after, located just beside the Mid Valley mall, to go for my graduation gift hunting! *scream* And finally, I got my Selma Saffiano satchel! *SOL* *ROTF*

For ladies, I think they know how that satchel looks like without having to Google it. For men, I know that you do not have any idea on what the hell is that. So, it is a handbag. It is just a handbag. That's all. HAHAH! I have been eyeing on Selma for quite a time and Daddy agrees to get it for me as my graduation gift. Aww. THANK YOU, DADSY!

Then we went for dinner in Mid Valley, had our pastas and scrumptious desserts and iced teas, and requested for another Uber driver to send us back to where we parked our car at the previous mall. The Uber driver dropped us at the basement parking of the mall and off we go driving back home! The road was super clear, and we got home at midnight. I had fun. Fun times with Daddy, Mommy & Sissy. Alhamdulillah. Yay!


x, Malina

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

59th Merdeka Eve (It is not midnight just yet. LOL)

 

Hi!

I am having a blast week, staying here, looking out to the view of this iconic building in Kuala Lumpur, just enjoying life with my family. Alhamdulillah, God is giving me the ups now, and I am hoping that the downs that happen in the future won't be so, down low?

It is currently 10.38pm, Tuesday, August 30th. Merdeka eve. Malaysia's Independence Day falls on August 31st, so it means that we have like less than two hours for the Merdeka celebration i.e. the fireworks!

My room is located right in front of the twin towers but I am not sure whether the fireworks can be seen from this window. We went to KLCC Park this evening and happened to see that the place for fireworks stand is too far away from our view. Well, fingers cross that I can see the fireworks from my room! *cries*

So what I did today was...

I had brunch with my family. In-room dining. We had Malaysian cuisine; Chicken Rice & Nasi Lemak. Indulged with some Belgian Chocolate ice cream from Haagen-Dazs. Went back to bed (LOL!) because I had a massive headache.

Woke up at 3.30pm, put on my swimsuit and went to the pool with my sister for an evening dip. Did some laps, backflips and what-not, sunbathing and read our book by the pool and just lounging around. Went back to our room, get changed, had evening snack and went out for a walk in the park. Did some shopping in KLCC, coffee time with my family and went back to our room and voila! Here I am!

There are so many people in KLCC at this moment, everybody is waiting for fireworks to ignite and light the sky with colours and smokes. KL city is going to be loud and full with merry throngs tonight!

Enjoy your merdeka eve and be safe, everybody! Happy 59th Independence Day, Malaysia. We love you.

P/s: I am going to post a blog about being "independent" soon :) Cheers.