June 02, 2005

Who Am I at 47 Years of Age?

Today 2 June 2005, is my 47th birthday. Wow, I have been alive for 47 years!!!. I was told that the Queen E of England is also celebrating her birthday on the same day. In Malaysia we are celebrating the Hari Keputeraan Yang di Pertuan Agong on the first week of June and sometimes it would coincide with my birthday. So it does give me a warm feeling that I am sharing the birthday with royalties. Ni dah perasan, macam aku ni royalty lah pulak no...... hehehehe. Ada lah sorang tu yang cakap aku ni perasan tu, jadi dah sah lah aku ni kaki perasan kan? Tapi aku ni sikit pun tak de blue blood lah.

I have written about my child hood and schooling time, my married life, whine about my hubby, my children, so what else is there for me to tell you all about me. What I can say is that I am truly a Makcik from a kampung like what my profile say. But, so far in my 47 years I think I have some accomplishments that I can truly say I am proud of. The very recent accomplishment is of course me being a blogger. This week will be my 3rd month as a blogger. I started my blog on 5th March, after some encouragement from some friends who I have met in the cyber world. Each day I am a little suprised at what I can do or write in my blog. Each blogger has got his/her up and down, sometimes we have absolutely no idea what to write and sometimes we have so much thing to write. Maybe I will create an entry on how I started blogging in the first place.

In life, I think I have accomplished a good a career. Eventhough I may be just a Makcik from a kampung, but I have done quite well in the corporate world. Again, no I am NOT a Datin who owns this company (though I wish I would be that, really!!!!), and of course I am not at par with Datuk Maznah Hamid or Datuk Zetty Akhtar etc, etc. Just someone who is a little bit successful in the what lots of people term as "the rat race"
Please don't ask me to reveal the company name, it is enough for you to know that I work in a factory. Aku ni Minah Kilang tau. Jadi jangan dok perlekeh minah-minah kilang ni tau. Kami duduk kampung, jadi minah kilang pun tapi boleh tahan jugaklah kan lifestyle tu. Anyway, it's HALAL what? Of course, I am not an operator, but still kalau dah kerja kilang, minah kilang lah namanya kan?.........

I did not come up to my current position, without hard work or struggle. Being a lady, married and also Melayu (I am NOT a racist when I use this term, my closest friend is an Indian, I have lots of Chinese friends and other races), but sometimes we have to come to term with the competition we have to endure in the job market. So being able to sit in my current office surrounded by male colleagues, and in the position which is usually male orientated is to me an accomplishment. Mungkin ada yang nak fikir ni, vah, vah this makcik very vain, suka puji diri ni, kalau ampu sikit mesti boleh jalan ni..., Please think again, really hard. I am just trying to say that, whatever we decide to do in life, do it in a proper way to receive the best possible result.

I have been told by a few new people whom I have met that I look like a teacher. Remember the pregnant sales lady whose stool I borrowed to sit on when I went shopping the other day? She asked me first whether I work and I said I do, next she was asking where and I said in a factory. She said, "You look like a teacher". The Chinese couple who hit my car that day thought I was not working, the wife was supprised when I told her I was calling from work. So how do I look, a house-wife or a teacher? But many so far said that I look like a teacher. How does a teacher look like?? Tenah, maybe you can tell me that, lembut ke, garang ke? Macam mana tu? Teaching is not something that I would like to do full time although I must say I don't mind doing it, part time, which is what I am doing now.

I am a very people person. If you have ever chatted with me anywhere, the way I potray myself in the chat room is very much the way I am outside. If you have met me you should know that I am the over ramah makcik from the blog. I have never pretended to be what I am not, and perhaps because of that I may be a little naive at times. I do tend to believe in people too much, too vulnerable and therefore too open to people's dishonesty. As much as I can, I will try NOT to pre-judge people especially those who I have not met. So do not pre-judge me as well. But then again if you think you would like to get to know me, don't be shy if you see me and you think you know me please say hello and introduce yourself.

In private life of course you all know already, how blessed my life is. A loving yet suka merajuk hubby, 4 lovely daughters, and a house full of cats for Sya. My mak is living with me and I live in almost a small scale orchard. I have rambutans, durians and dokong trees within my compound. In my backyard we have bendi, limau kasturi, serai, lengkuas, putat, pandan, kari (karapole) leaves, kunyit. We are almost self sufficient and we utilise the land to the max.

So, can you imagine, with such a life why should I be whining. I should be counting my blessing. I do, I do. I am so THANKFUL to ALLAH for what HE has bestowed upon me. My 47 years have been quite good with trials and tribulations which I learnt from and mature from. The only thing perhaps, I MUST do is to improve myself in all my ibadah to HIM. I am still learning a lot of things (one should never stop learning even till the end of your life, that's my philosophy), on how to improve myself be it for dunia or akhirah. I hope that I could accomplish much more in a few years going forward.

So in a little restrospect that is who I am. I don't know whether I am likeable or not. I do like to get to know you all better, so drop me a comment while wishing me happiness for the next year at least and tell me who you are and what have you accomplished so far (if you like).

I would also like to wish CK of Singapore and KakTeh's eldest son, Hafiz, Many Happy Returns of The day, they share the same birthday with me, although I am the elder of the 3.

42 comments:

CK said...

Hehehe, AuntyN, tadi tersilap letak comments in your previous post. Neway, again, let me just wish you the happiest birthday too. May you be blessed by Allah SWT with lotsa happiness, good fortune and good health.

Oh ada lagi satu twin ye? Anak Kak Teh lagi gitu, kewl :)

*hugs*
CK

(terbangga kejap dapat "mention" in the femes AuntyN's blog, hehe)

Anonymous said...

AN happy birthday to u..semoga sentiasa diberkati..dirahmati..dan di lindungi Allah swt and many happy returns of the day


kak safiah

atenah said...

Allah selamatkan kamu, Aunty N darling. Uncle Z Z Z Zorro beli present apa?

On the phone mmg sora you macam teacher, tegas & straight to the point, he he, boss le katakan.

I've said this before you have a blessed life. You know my story kan, how to compare.

Thanks for being you, kami ni macam menumpang kasih pulak pada Aunty.

Lastly....Hail to Queen N he he he

Mutiara said...

Happy Birthday N. Praise be to Allah. Semuga panjang umur, sihat sejahtera dan bahagia selalu.

jijie said...

happy birthday aunty N
you are a makcik like no other :)
may Allah fill your life with bliss for the years to come

scov said...

mowahs mowahsssssss

hepi birthday kak N...

yang still vogue..understanding and doesnt look like 47...

awek muda yeww....

p/s: bila nak lepak perda...meh laa

scov said...

one more thing...

dah selak all your prev posting... ermm tak de review af3 ke? this year kak N support sapa? takkan tak tgk dah kot?


satu malaysia dan start demam nie.. but i dgr demam ramai org brunei kebah awal tahun ni

scov said...

one more thing...

dah selak all your prev posting... ermm tak de review af3 ke? this year kak N support sapa? takkan tak tgk dah kot?


satu malaysia dan start demam nie.. but i dgr demam ramai org brunei kebah awal tahun ni

anedra said...

Aunty N - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Kak Teh said...

N , Happy birthday and thanks for mentioning Hafiz. Will now hopover to CK. (luckily my back is better!)

1na said...

AuntyN,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YG KE 47 TAHUN. :D


p/s : tak buat kenduri doa selamat ker?? heheheheh

Anonymous said...

Kak N
Selamat Hari Lahir & Semoga Dirahmati Allah Selalu...

Satu persamaan saya ngam Kak N,org cakap " tak sangka ye, ingatkan u cikgu"...

Dari Peminat Setia Blog Kak N
Napaloh

Acik Liza said...

Aunty N, happy Birthday :)

JoePerantau said...

Happy Birthday To You AN.

Masa kat tempat kerja tadi patut asyik teringat jer, rasa-rasanya AN punya birthday 2nd July, cadangnya nak tanya masa balik kerja, nasib baik terdatang sini nih, rupanya 2nd June .

Happy Birtday sekali lagi, many happy returns of the day :-)

atiza said...

wah..bukak blog aunty, dah 13 wishes poured in..mine would be the 14th

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AUNTY N..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU..

*muahs*hugs*

atiza said...

dang..mine number 15..joe lagi cepat!

HainanBoy said...

a stranger I am to you.
and it's your birthday, well, I would just like to say
"Selamat Harijadi!"

miz_ct said...

a'kumAN :)

Happy Birthday :)

simple wish from a simple person:
ct

Ewok said...

happy birthday! Esshh AuntyN ni bukannya tua sgt pun, macam umoq my sis saja...ni kena panggey kak la kot noo..

MA said...

Happy Birthday AN !

Laa...awat tak habaq awai-awai...

Many happy returns of the day.

Anonymous said...

Aunty N ,

Many happy returns....Happy Birthday to UUUUUUUUUUUUU...

Mrs Amd

d'arkampo said...

Kak N..

Happy Birthday.

"I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities." - Whoopi Goldberg.

Blow the candles and make a wish, everything is beautiful as the way it is...

sempoii said...

Dear AuntyN,

Allah selamatkan kamuu..
Allah selamatkan kamuuuu..
Allah selamatkan AuntyNNNNNN..
Allah selamatkan kamuuuuuuuuuu..

Selamat ulangtahun kelahiran, semoga memperolehi keberkatan usia. May Allah bless u.

Nong said...

Dear N, Happy birthday. You may be old in age but young at heart.

glad days filled with friendliness,
bright days filled with cheer,
warm days filled with happiness
to last throughout the year!

onde2 said...

HAPPY BIERTHDAY TO YOU!!!!

CN said...

*hugs* *hugs* *hugs*

selamat ulang tahun!!!

Iced Nyior said...

AN, cian applepie dtg dari jauh nak jumpa la AN. Takpela sekadar menatap gambar je laa http://coconutice.blogspot.com

Iced Nyior said...

happy bebday

sorry komen kat atas actually utk entry sebelumnya

zana said...

AuntyN, selamat menyambut ulangtahun kelahiran yg ke 40 7.
:-)

MassyLassy said...

Selamt Hari Jadi! Selamat Hari Jadi! Selamat Hari Jadi Auntyn.... Selamat Hari Jadi!!!!... Woo Hoo! Alhamdulillah! Semoga Allah panjangkan umur you.... *hugs*

Anonymous said...

a'kum auntyN, hope it's still not too late for me to wish u a very happy birthday..may Allah bless you always aunty..

-fiqs-

icam said...

Happy Birthday Kak N. Hope you'll always happy with what you have. May God bless you. Assalamualaikum.

winnie said...

Happy Birthday Aunty..

=)

Many happy returns of the day..

cm said...

Kak N, Selamat Hari Ulang Tahun. Tak ada apa nak bagi Kak N tapi cm selalu menerima dr Kak N (thru your blog I learned a lot) Semoga Kak N akan terus menulis.



Omedetou
cm

chevy said...

AN,

happy birthday....may u be blessed always...

Anak Dagang said...

Selamat Hari Jadi AuntyN, moga panjang umur murah rezeki. Off day for the next two days, baru ada peluang baca blog AN.

Nampaknya luahan rasa AuntyN sempena harijadi ke 47 ni adalah sesuatu yang bermakna buat AN, atau bagi saya dan mungkin juga yg. lain-lain sebagai pembaca.

That's good to know you have been this far into the blogging world; riding through the roller coaster of the cyber world that's nobody of us knows how far it could take us until the time to reevaluate what has been accomplished . Yet you are just being you regardless of the pressure on the surroundings, you're just moving on without any hesitance to keep moving forward, and seems to be nothing that would hold you back from the things you'd love to do such as this blog writing.

In the meantime, this entry makes me feel proud and blessed to get to know you AuntyN. I hope one of these days, I'll be able to see you face to face with such a one of a kind person (in a good way) & such a special person like my AuntyN.

Happy Birthday again AN, till someday, hopefully we'll be able to visit and hang out to have a kenduri makan-makan with AN & family. (smile)

Om

nurdia said...

selamat hari lahir AN... moga dilimpahi dengan rezeki yang murah n gembra disamping keluarga tercinta...

shidah said...

AuntyN: You are the elder among those 3 that u mention. 2 June is also my father's bday... that make him the eldest.... 69 yo....

Happy birthday...

boleh email me your email addr tak?

marina said...

Happy Belated Birthday KakN... ehh macam kak N dalam cumi dan ciki pulak... :)

arisa said...

mine is number 40...happy birthday AuntyN..semoga diberkati di dunia dan di akhirat

icam said...

Thanks Kak N for the reply. All the best. Nice stories of yours.

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