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.