Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Alia Tiba-Tiba Muncul

Haiii penghuni penghuni dunia bloggingggg

Masih wujud ke anda?
Haha. Sumpah I don't know whether blogging is still a thing or not
Cheeeewwaaahh, cakap macam aku ni berenti blogging 10 tahun, padahal 4 bulan jee. hahahahahhha

Anywayy, I know I haven't been writing much, ntah kenapa tetiba hari ni mood nak type panjang panjang dalam BM muncul.

Speaking of BM, I hardly speak BM anymore. Except when replying to whatsapp group messages to my family and friends. Itu pun campur aduk. Sometimes I have to stop while in the middle of typing a sentence, just because I don't remember what a certain word is called.

hahahaha hampehhhhh.
Bajet sepiking sepikong. Tiba-tiba dah lupa daratan. HAHAHA
Sila lempang plissssss.

I mean honestly, tell me when should I speak BM. Only on my FB and Whatsapp. FB pun jarang. I'd only update my FB in BM if aku tanak rakyat Amerika ni paham.

Oh btw, ni nak cerita. Makin hari makin naik menyampah tahap lapanploh ganda kat abg ipa. HAHAHAHA hari tu kat kak ipar. Skrang abg ipar. Ni laki si akakipa tu la. Laki bini aku menyampah.

Perkahwinan diorg mmg tunggang langgang, which I honestly don't care. Lantak kau la apa jadi. Tapi kalau setiap hari aku bukak FB, mesti nampak sepuluh status berturut-turut si laki ni puji bini melebih lebih sampai tahap nampak mcm no balls.

Serioussslllyyyyyyy naiikk muakkk dudeeeeee. I think sebab I know what's REALLY going on behind closed door. Setiap hari akk ipr akan msg laki aku ckp dia dgn laki dia gadoh lagi. Or bila dia dtg rumah, dia personally bagitau  aku dgn Don yg laki dia tu hopeless, lazy, suka intai betina lain, suka kasi undies kat betina lain, etc. Gadoh je memanjang. So bila kau baca status lovey dovey tu, kau yg rasa "eeeeee fake gila babeng".

contoh (ni aku translate ye):
"saya lah suami yg paling beruntung sekali! dpt isteri yg paling cantik di dunia, yg paling manja, yg paling blah blah blah!"

"hidup saya ni paling best!! dpt bini yg paling cantik!!"

"sapa ada bini yg paling cantik, paling jelita, paling special, paling whatevertheshit di dunia ini?!? SAYA!!"

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Pastu sejam lepas update status ala-ala bajet romantik mcm tu, dia pi share musik video lagu lagu emo nak bunuh diri sebab my life is so shit.

urgghhhhhh

Menyampah ok, Menyampaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.

Ok. Dah. Tanak ckp pasal diorg dah. Buat bazir tenaga je type panjang panjang cita pasal diorg.

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On a brighter note, .......eh, tak de apa yg brighter nya. Hahaha.
My life is sooo boring.
Bangun pagi, pergi kerja. Balik kerja, tido.

Penat weh.

Nak update pasal kerja...hmmmm, I dunno what to say. I like my job.
Sebab senang kot? I mean I know what my job requires me to do. I know the nature of the job. I know what is expected.

Bukan mcm my job previously. Sumpah aku ni mmg bukan otak IT. I just could not grasp the concept of IT engineering kot.

Blajar IT engineering sampai terberak-berak, last last masuk marketing jugak.

Kah kah kah.

Ketawa kat diri sendiri.

My colleagues call me workaholic. Sebab I would just work, work, work and work. They also say that I'm so friendly; especially dgn sales team. Sales ni diorg ckp, mmg sombong nak mampos. Suka carik gadoh dgn diorg. Not willing to lend a hand katanya. Diorg yg dah kerja kat situ bertahun-tahun pun masih tak boleh geng dgn sales. Payah nak dpt pertolongan dari depa. Especially team dari northeastern region (New York, etc) .Orang orang NY mmg mcm celaka.

But not for me. So far tak de la lagi perbalahan antara aku dgn sales. Smooth sailing je. Even one of the sales team members personally emailed bos aku, saying that dia penat nak jawab email-email dari team aku, so kalau sesiapa yg tak paham on how to do their job (yesssss, ni mmg apa yg dia ckp - I told you diorg ni mmg direct to the point je. Tak de ayat bunga bunga), pegi tanya Alia. Alia ni sungguh cekap dan sungguh thorough.

Waaahhh.
Kembang kempis hidung ok.

Member aku ckp, aku patut print email tu, kasi frame. Sebab after a couple of years dia kerja kat situ, mmg tak pernah orang sales puji division kitaorg; especially to a specific person.

Waahhh.
Lagi la kembang kempis hidung.

Semua orang dok tanya apa black magic aku pakai.
Dengan selamba kodoknya, aku ckp "biarlah rahsiaaa"

Ok tipu. Aku tak jawab pun.
Sengih sengih je sebab hati masih berbunga-bunga lepas kena puji. harap harap dpt bonus 10bulan. 

Diorg asyik komplen yg orang orang NY ni rude betul.
Ntah la. Aku pun tak pasti. Maybe sebab orang MY pun mcm sial-sial belaka. So aku dah lali dgn perangai perangai taik mcm tu kot. Kah kah kah.

Seriously.
I'm not saying that everybody here is the sweetest human being ever, it's just, majority of them are really nice. Maybe it's a southern thang.

Diorg ckp org org south ni polite.
They call everybody "honey" "love" "sweetie".

But that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about their overall manner.
Most people here are so polite.
Walaupun diorg ni jarang mandi (kah kah), tapi when it comes to public cleanliness, they abide to the rules.
Drivers kat highways pun tak de la se-babi drivers di Malaysia.
Drivers kat Malaysia semua kiasu, selfish. Pakcik yg konon berkopiah pun boleh jadi road bully.
Over here, majority (majority doesn't mean ALL - sila jgn jadi taik dan defensive sgt) of the road users are nice(r) than Malaysians road users.
Diorg bawak motor pun sama-sama queue on the lane kalau traffic jam. Memang jarang betul aku tgk diorg selit selit celah kereta.

The more I see how these people operate their vehicles, the more aku rasa malu dgn negara asal aku.

Bila la rakyat Malaysia nak jadi penyabar.

*sigh*


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Tons Of Pictures

Fuh.
Lamanya rasa tak type full sentences dalam BM. Rasa kekok pulak.
Chey chey chey
Sila tampar sikit.
Perasan mat salleh sangat.

Hahaha

Anyway, kali ni cikkak tak de isu isu hangat untuk diperdebatkan. Kalau ada pun, I'm not interested to write about it.

Kali ni I'm just gonna upload tons of pictures sebab today is Easter Sunday and I had my first experience of coloring eggs yesterday.

But before that, mari lah kita throwback ke ntah beberapa minggu yang lalu.


DEADPOOL
We finally went to watch Deadpool I think after about 2 weeks movie tu keluar kot. Adik ipar ku memang fanatik betul Deadpool so dia la yg ajak.

We went to Starlight cinema, and I don't think I can ever go to another cinemas again because Starlight has spoilt me. They have reclining seats and seats dia adalah gabak. bagus untuk mak walrus ini.








 Tengok la laki 2 ekor ni. Saikosis tau.


Yes. popcorn adalah gabak.
I think size bucket tu is Large and the drink is a Medium.

Bucket tu lagi besar dari kepala aku ok. Jangan memain.
I think throughout the whole movie, mulut tak berhenti mengunyah, tapi at the end of the movie, mcm tak sentuh langsung popcorn tu.
Gila babeng punya banyak.

But one thing je aku kureng sikit, their popcorn bukannya caramel mcm kat Mesia. Theirs is salty uols. Kalau nak caramel, kena top up for toppings (or buy outside of the cinema).

Sini popcorn = salty. Sebab tu Americans saiz gempal gempal. hehehehe.





RANDOM OOTD 
Original goal ialah utk tangkap gambar OOTD. Tapi sempat tangkap 2 hari je. Pastu hilang semangat.

hahahahahahaha

Sila enjoice 2 gambar ni je.






ALIA BERKERJAYA DAN BERKERETA
I got my very own first car!

Ini maybe highlight of the month la kot.
Tak pernah seumur idup ni beli kereta sendiri, so ini memang first car la.

I'll have to say, walaupun I had to go through hoops sebab I'm considered a new immigrant (I have no credit report), tapi getting a car is relatively easier as compared to Malaysia.

okay maybe la nak beli kereta kat Malaysia tu pun senang, it's just aku tak de pengalaman beli keta kat Malaysia. But based from my relatives and friends punya experience, agak payah dan leceh la jugak.
 
Last weekend, we went to the car dearlership with the intention of finding what my options are, considering aku tak de credit report since I'm a new immigrant.

Having an established credit is everything over here. From buying/renting a house, to a car, getting a credit card, to even smart phones, semua diorg tgk your credit report. Credit report tu is a report of your credit history, how you bayar your hutang. Kalau you bayar on time everytime, your credit ratings tinggi which is good, which means you'd have no prob of getting a loan.

So since my credit report is basically "nothing", it's considered as "bad credit" sebab they don't know whether or not aku ni boleh harap utk bayar hutang or not. So sebab tu I was pretty nervous of going to the dealership. I didn't want to get my hopes high sebab kalau pergi sana then diorg ckp i'm not qualified to buy a car, mesti la punah harapan kan. hahahahaha

I'm a realist.

So anyway, after 3-4 hours there, I went home with a car uols.
Tak sangka that salesman berjaya men-convinced bank utk kasi loan. Gila terrer salesman tu.

I got myself a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic LT  in blue which I'm naming him The Hedgehog.



Plate and registration belum sampai lagi. Kena tunggu dlm 30 hari baru no. plate sampai. Tu temp plate je uols.







 Memula kekok jugak la nak drive on the right side. Tapi inshallah now dah biasa. I have to always keep in mind that bila nak belok, ALWAYS keep it to the right.

Pernah sekali I was on the wrong side of the road (oncoming traffic) and Don panik mcm orang gila.
HAHAHHAHAHAHA.

Nasib baik it was a backroad and tak de kereta.

I told Don NOT to give me directions on HOW to drive sebab nanti aku confused. I'd start questioning my judgement and that's not good when you're driving. You should always let the driver judge for him/herself.

Backseat driver = a big no no.




EASTER EGGS PREPARATION? 
Question marked because aku pun tak tau nak panggil apa. Nak panggil Easter Sunday eve mcm tak kena pulak.

Anyway, since today is Easter Sunday, so yesterday we had the kids mengaler telur telur untuk diorg hunt today.

This was my first experience of coloring eggs for Easter. Best pulak uols. Aku pulak yg lebih lebih bab bab kaler ni. Hahahah.
Otak artis la katakan. hahahahahahaahahahahah

Anyway, we went to ahkak dan abang ipar punya rumah yesterday and had fun coloring eggs with the kids.









He will never admit it, but bab bab ni laki aku ni pun eksaited. Pshhh.















 

My colored egg. ntah brapa banyak kaler aku letak, last last jadik purple.







Telur putih, senang la nak letak kaler.
Ce cuba buat dengan telur coklat.

Jadik telur pindang je la.


ok bai.

happy Easter to those yang celebrate!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Subjugation

I wanted to talk about Malaysian politics, tapi macam tak aware sangat dah with the bullshit that's has been going on. I admit, I couldn't care less anymore, penat aku menyalak, tapi bila menyalak sikit, kena tangkap/saman. hihi.

Eh.
Bukan aku la yang kena saman/tangkap tu.
Aku ni rakyat marhaen saja.
My tahap menyalak tu tak sampai viral trending twitter bagai.

Anywaaaays
Speaking of viral post, teringat satu post on FB hari tu about someone wrote something about her married life.
I know I've talked about marriage in my previous post, but this is a continuation on that.

I don't remember much about the post, because I think I stopped reading when she mentioned she felt guilty bila nampak laki dia pegang penyapu.

Aduh adik.

You're either too young to understand partnership, or too naive to think that ALL house chores are your responsibilities and only yours.

Oklah, maybe she meant something completely different sebab salah aku tak baca habis, so kalau her post tak de kena mengena, ahkak mintak maap ya. But I want to talk about that part where she mentioned about her guilt. 

Ni mentality manusia (not necessary just Malaysians, Americans pun sama) that I really disagree, the men are expected to do NOTHING in helping out in the kitchen/house chores. Maybelah setakat buang sampah or fix here and there. Tapi kalau bab bab sapu sampah, basuh baju, gosok baju, masak, basuh pinggan, kemas rumah, etc, semua expect bini yang buat.


This reminds me of another viral post that someone on my FB shared. This one ostad or at least his fan page buat comparison on what you should teach/expose your kids to, depending on their gender.




Yang lelaki dia di suruhnya instill leadership qualities where the girls di suruhnya cover up and don't dress up like a man.
Yang lelaki di suruhnya buat kerja luar, outdoor where the girls di suruhnya buat kerja rumah.
Yang lelaki di suruhnya elakkan beli mainan "perempuan" (pinggan mangkuk, dolls, pakaian, etc) and the girls di suruhnya elakkan beli mainan "lelaki" (senapang, robot, kereta, etc)
Yang lelaki di suruhhnya buat international passport for them to venture out, while the girls di suruhnya ajar memasak, hias, dan kemas rumah, jaga anak, jahit, etc.

What the fuck.

There are so many wrongs in this table I don't know where to begin.

This is sexist, misogynistic, and regressive. This is the epitome of subjugation and people who believe this kind of bullshit are the reason why women are still deemed inferior to men.

No, I'm not a feminist, but I believe that you SHOULD NOT only teach your kids based on their gender. This is gender biased and is a form of prejudice and discrimination. You should teach your kids BOTH roles and excel at EVERYTHING. Give them the opportunities. Expose them to everything and don't stop stop there. If your boy wants to play dress up, then let him. If your girl wants to play with robots, then let her.

Kalau you have no problems with his statement, then you should not bitch if you're a woman and you get less pay than your male colleagues in the same role, performance and experience. Or if you're holding a leadership position, then drop out, you're a woman, you're not a leader.

Kalau you have no problems with his statement, then you should not bitch if you're a man and you get lash out for being a PA or secretary or even a nurse just because you're a male.

The moment you allow gender to play a part, you become part of the problem.

So back to what this ostad/fan page was saying. The males get all the opportunities they can while let the females sit and home and be domestic. Pemikiran macam ni la kenapa Malaysia masih mundur because we still subjugate our women.

Lelaki jadi bos. Perempuan jadi hamba abdi.
Fuck you and your misogynistic mind.



Saturday, February 20, 2016

Be a Responsible Adult.

Hai uols

Hari ni kita take a break from talking about myself ya? Kita cakap pasal kisah dunia pulak.

I'm sure for those of you yang added/followed me on Facebook have seen this post a while ago, but I just feel like talking about it again.

Because I can, and I want to. *muka bengis*




I've seen a lot of my family members especially and my younger siblings' friends got married at such an early age. There's nothing wrong with getting married, but what I think is wrong is that they have their priorities wrong. Their first order of business after graduation is to get married. Some even tak sempat tunggu graduate dah kawen. Angan-angan sejak kecik, nak pakai wedding dress, nak majlis kawen grand, instead of setting up a bigger goal, like securing for a better future.

Getting married isn't a guarantee that you'll find eternal happiness you know.  There are many reasons for a divorce, and one of the culprits is finances. Kalau you don't have a good job, macam mana nak support your family? I can't help but imagine that I'm a fresh grad, kerja pun belum tentu dapat, pastu terus kawen , and kalau dah kawen, of course lah dah beranak pinak, then I'm being forced to either stay at home and jaga anak, or shove my kids to my parents which IS NOT their responsibility anyway.

Oh and before I forget, I know this might offend some of you, but I really don't get it why it's unusual for a (recently) married couple NOT planning to have a child as soon as possible.

Call me crazy or whatever (I'd prefer "RESPONSIBLE" thank you very much) but I don't believe in cepat-cepat buat anak lepas kawen. Dah la kawen muda, your salary/your spouse's salary barely make ends meet, then tiba-tiba perut boyot.

Having kids aren't always financially feasible. Banyak duit kena guna untuk anak. If you can't even commit to pay your house rent/or whatever religiously, then how are you going to commit to the lifetime of financial expenses? Kalau your PTPTN loan pun terbengkalai, kau expect nak tanggung 4 orang anak? If you can hardly afford to live well now based on your income, then how can you be expected to give a child the life that they deserve??

Takkan susu diapers pun your parents nak kena belikan?

I personally think it's SELFISH of you if you can't even provide the basic necessities for your household and yet you're planning of having another mouth to feed in the house.

I'm sick and tired of hearing people saying shit like "oh your biological clock is ticking!" or "You're missing out on one of the best things in life"

like dudeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

First of all, I'm not bringing a child into this world when I can barely afford to own a goddamn house because I'm a responsible fucking person, and secondly, "the best thing in life"? Says who? You? I might say that owning a dog is the best thing in life, would you agree?

Exactly.


Anyway, as I was saying, marriage isn't a measurement of success. I wish people would just stop and think about this for a second. There are so many people in this world use their marriage as a success story in life (I know I'm guilty of it - I've realized that's not the case. I've hit a milestone yes, but that doesn't mean I should just kick my feet up and call it done). I want to make a million bucks. I want to own 10,000 cars. I want to own a multi-billion dollars worth of a company. I want to travel the whole world. I want to move to Africa. The list is endless. I'm not stopping at "OH I GOT MARRIED. PHEW. I'M DONE." 

I also personally think that you should get to know your significant other well before committing. You might not share the same vision of success. You might have different priorities and interests. I think I've said this in my earlier posts that having a common interest is essential in a relationship. Kalau you have nothing in common, then why are you together? You'll just inevitable grow apart.

So if you're 17 and you're getting married soon.....how long have you ACTUALLY known your spouse?? I hate to say this, but if you're still in your teens or even early 20s, it's quite possible that your pemikiran masih tak matang lagi. You only think of what's fun now, not the lifetime commitment ahead.

Statistics cakap, those yg kawen muda ni are likely to get divorced, because they aren't prepared for what comes next.

Masa you muda, you don't know yourself. You change a lot. Sebab tu when you're older, you're more stable because you know where you're going. You've also matured and ready for whatever. You're more likely to have set yourself up career and financial wise.

Anyway, there's always an exception to everything. It's not fair for me to say that age alone is a deciding factor for longevity of a marriage.

So if you got married young and your marriage is still going strong, kudos to you.



Gahhh. There are so much shit I want to say about this, but I'm extremely tired uols. Mata dah kuyu-kuyu.

Ok bai.












Sunday, February 14, 2016

Kerja Kerja dan Kerja!

Hai ahkak ahkak mokcik mokcik dan pokcik pokcik sekalian!

I've been sooo bizi lately sampai tak sempat nak hapdet blog. Almaklumlah, kerja keras. Balik opis je, terus pengsan. Esok bangun pagi, pergi kerja, balik, pengsan. It's a vicious cycle.

My body is still adapting to my new schedule. Ye la kan, dah 2 tahun aku dok relaks goyang kaki bangun tido pukul 5 petang pun who cares kan. Skrang ni kena bangun pukul 5 pagi, tak ke huru hara.

And to those yang left comments on my previous post, ahkak mintak maap sangat-sangat kalau tak reply. I did read them! Thank youuu for your encouragement and kind words! Terharu sangat-sangat sebab aku rasa my blog is full of hate posts and sifat menaga sakti ni memang tak boleh di selindung lagi, tapi masih lagi korang baca dengan gigihnya! hahahaha. And to that, you guys deserve my highest respect!

Anyway, now that I have a job, laki aku cakap ahkak ipar kesayangan aku tu mcm dengki on my situation. Kah kah kah. Don ckp cara dia acknowledged on my new career bunyik mcm jeles. I didn't tell her about it, I only told selected few je yg aku dpt kerja. Laki aku je yg excited mengalahkan aku mencanang satu dunia. Aku tak bagitau org sebab it's really not their business kan. Lagipun bukannya gaji $10 juta a month untuk brag around. 

Aku pun tak tau tang mana yg dia jelesnya. Work culture? gaji-wise? I mean if work culture, maybbbbe la lain sikit because that totally depends on the people there. Not my fault if co-workers dia macam taik or something. And if it's payroll-wise, then that's something reeaaaallly stupid to be dengki at considering our credentials are vastly different (bachelor's vs high school diploma). Maybe dia ingat sebab aku ni pendatang so I deserve a low-paying job kot? Hahahahhahaha. Ok I'm speculating, but whatever, sapa suruh membuat musuh dgn aku.

Kah kah kah.


Annyyywaaayyys, since I have a steady income now, so mari lah kita menabung untuk masa hadapan. Sebijik rumah here we comeeee! Tak sabar rasanya nak hidup berdikari.

The thing that I'm excited about is that people will no longer have ammunition to talk shit behind our backs. People can't say that we're mooching anymore. Kita tunggu dan lihat nanti sapa yg akan datang crawling mintak tolong.

HAHAHAHHHA

Damn. Talking like this makes me no better than ahkak ipar.

Do better Alia. Don't be a piece of shit.

Hahahahahahaha

Anyway! Speaking of tempat kerja, I know some of you have been asking for pictures. Sorry guys, tak sempat nak tangkap gambar on everything! Sempat tangkap a couple je! Ni pun guna phone, which has a very very very shitty camera (I had to get a new phone, sebab we were switching phone plans. Dari Verizon to Family mobile/T-Mobile. Difference in harga memang almost 50%! and so far phone service lebih kurang sama je! Buat apa aku bayar mahal mahal kalau dapat service lagi murah with the same service kan!?) Anyway, eh, tersasul banyak pulak pasal phone plans. Hahahah. but if you guys are in the US, you know how ridiculously stupid phone carriers can get. Verizon and AT&T are the major careers and they have the most expensive package. Lebih kurang mcm Celcom & Maxis la compare dgn line Sim Ah Tek (hahaha contohnya!)

Aaaaannnywaaaayyys, nah gambar!





I remember I mentioned about kiosk machines in my office's kitchen kan? Haaa, ni la dia. You choose your drink/meal and scan sendiri and bayar. The whole process really depends on your honesty. Kalau kau amik 3 botol sodas tapi kau bayar 2 botol je, then you're a piece of shit. Or if you want to just curi and not bayar anything. It's possible, but you're a piece of shit. Oh the kitchen area is secured by several security cameras, so I'm pretty sure you'd get caught if you did that.




This is part of the kitchen area as well. Kan aku ckp ada oven bagai. hahahhaha. Sapa ntah nak masak I oso don't know. But they provided everything for your convenience lah.


Oh and you guys remember that I said Don has been making me lunchboxes religiously ever since I started working?? Hahaha..ya. Memang gigih betul dia ni pack my lunch. Bangun awal-awal pagi just to prepare food for me. I didn't take pictures for ALL of my lunchboxes, sebab rasa mcm tak perlu kot hari hari nak tangkap gambar, nanti ada orang dengki pulak (ehem ehem ahkak ipar. Hahahahahasjahjahdajhd). But I found these in my phone's gallery. Also, I just think it's hilarious that my colleagues siap bagitau yg diorg look forward for lunch sebab nak baca apa Don's notes. hahahahahahah. Bongok. One of them even bagitau her boyfriend what laki aku buat, and the next morning, bf dia pun tulis notes on lunch dia. hahahahah kelakar betul.

 


"Orange sticks" 
"Chilli again! Weeee!!"

just in case if some of you can't read his handwriting. Hahahahahaha




"other stuff"
"Fried ricuuu (rice) with speshul soz"
"Care-ots. lols" 




 "just a turkey sandwich"
"joking. It's fried ricuuu"





Self-explanatory.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAH

Babi tau. I really didn't get this at first until my colleague pointed it out. Hahahahahaha




Every break time (brunch, lunch, hi-tea) some of the workers main four squares to get active. I think this is a good prektis that Malaysians should adopt. Sebab kita kerja depan PC all the time, we need to move around. I posted a picture of us playing four squares in my FB and makcik aku commented "kat opiss???" as if terkejut beruk yg people main game kat opis. Kenapa ntah dia komen mcm tu pun I oso don't know. It's not like this is something that only people over here do. Kampeni aku kat Malaysia pun diorg main ping-pong sesama or main bola or pergi gym. Maybe sebab dia kerja kerajaan and people in gomen sectors don't do that? hahahaha




This was taken last Friday.

It started to snow (albeit not heavily) so I got excited hahahahah. Jakun mak. But it didn't stick because the roads were still warm from previous days. Kalau jalan tu sejuk, maybe la snow akan lekat.

Now that I work, I realllllyyy dread snow. Sebab it gets in the way. Office closes kalau it's snow day. Sebab roads are not accessible. And kalau cuti, kerja backlog uols. Kalau kat Malaysia, cuti je enjoice. Sini kalau cuti, damnnnnnnn kerja lagi banyak. hahahahaha. Eh, ciri-ciri pekerja cemerlang ke ni?? Hahahahahahaha!!

People up north don't really get cuti if it's snow day because it literally snows every day during winter. HAHAHAHAHAHA. So takkan nak cuti 2-3 bulan kot? haha. Sini je yg mengada-ngada sikit because our vehicles are not equipped with snow/ice driving.

Speaking of which, the weather channel says there's a high chance it's gonna ice this Monday, soooooooooooooooo. Boss aku ckp pun she'll texts us kalau cuti. Tapi weather channel ckp it's gonna start to iced pukul 9 pagi....so...I really don't know how that works. Sebab kalau pergi kerja tak ice, tapi balik kerja ice. Mcm mana nak balik uols. Maybe diorg akan send us home early? Which how they usually do kalau it starts to snow/ice during the day.

See??? Leceh kan kalau ada snow ni!?!?? Kan senang je kalau mcm kat Malaysia. Tak de nak fikir semua ni. Ni yg membuatkan Malaysia lagi best walaupun hari hari ketiak basah! Laki aku asyik la ckp "kan bagus kalau weather Malaysia tapi tak sehumid Malaysia" Aku mcm "huh, then that's not Malaysian weather then duh".

Anyway, apa-apa pun, Malaysian tropical weather is da bomb! I really appreciate it now! I want some sun pls!!


Anyway, tamat lah entry untuk kali ini. jumpa lagi!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA


(ending kali ni tak beberapa taik la kan?)







Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Alia: The Busy Woman

Hai everibodi!

Aduh, lamanya tak update. Mak bizi la uols.
Hari ni pulak tetiba rajin nak update, bagus la kan?? Kalau tak memang bersawang-sawang la blog ni.

Anyway, pada sesiapa yang tak tahu, I finally got a job.
After 2 years aku dok goyang kaki menambahkan lemak, finally aku kembali ke alam nyata. Hahahahah

Payah jugak weh nak dapat kerja.
Mainly because my area kat sini tak banyak job opportunities for my credentials. Plus, my experience ni kira mid-level career, so tak banyak demand. It's always either I'm overqualified, or under-qualified. Tak de yg tengah-tengah.

Lagipun kalau boleh, I'd prefer NOT to work in the IT field sebab memang tak de hati langsung. I know I wouldn't be able to deliver it, so buat apa aku apply kan.

Eh, memang picky betul Alia ni, patut la susah dpt kerja. Hhahahahaahahah

Anyway, I work in a company that represents 95% of top 1 and top 2 packaged goods (think Nestle, Coca-cola, Clorox, etc) and I work with claims. I analyze, validate and resolve conflicts on claims.

hahahahahahahahahahahaha
Memang tak de kena mengena dengan apa yang I did previously kan.
100% different industry.

Dulu aku kerja dengan networks and servers, skrang aku kerja dgn invoices, POs and bills. Banyak guna math pulak tu.

Pening kepala aku kena belajar business finance.

Anyway, skrang ni masih dalam process training lagi. So memang tengah sebok belajar. Gila wehhh, otak IT aku lembab betul nak pick up all the financial terms.

Walaupun learning curve is SUPPERRR DUPERRRRR steep, tapi aku amatlah suka the environment. It's a professional environment, so tak de la orang pakai t-shirt selipar jepun je pergi kerja, but I guess it's the people that makes it enjoyable.

I dunno about you la, but from where I was working previously in Malaysia, some people were just.....sombong? People hardly smile, let alone nak ucapkan selamat datang to the company or whatever. I mean I wouldn't really call them sombong, maybe reserved probably? I guess it's just our culture to be reserved and senyap and just do our own thing? I dunno la. But the acceptance wasn't as warm as what I've received here.

Kat sini, everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY (we have a bout 100+ employees in Charlotte hub. We have other hubs in different states) kalau terserempak and they'll wish you welcome. Tak kisah la pangkat diorg apa, diorg tetap akan welcome you. Dari janitor ke director. They'll stop and have a chat with you.

Also, every morning mulut aku akan penat ucap selamat pagi, sebab everybody wishes everybody, so I have to get on the trend as well.

They're just so friendly lah!

Berbeza betul dgn tempat kerja lama aku dulu. Kat Malaysia kalau kau senyum to strangers, you're considered lucky lah kalau orang tu senyum balik, tapi usually people will pandang tempat lain and act as if diorg tak nampak.

Aku pun tak tau kenapa orang Malaysia get so awkward bila kau senyum kat dia. Bukannya aku nak ngorat kau pun.

Anyway, kesimpulannya, aku adalah happy. Hahahahahahahahahahaha

Jarak opis-rumah dlm 30miles/50km uols. Tu mcm jarak Subang Jaya - Zoo negara. Office hours 7:30-4:30 so I have to wake up at 5am, and be on the road by 6am. It takes about 40mins to get there. Tapi oleh disebabkan traffic kekadang ni memang tahik, so don't want to risk it. Baiklah sampai awal dari lambat. Have to make that good impression uols.

Charlotte traffic serupa macam KL traffic. Kalau kau keluar opis pukul 5pm, memang sangkut la kau kat parking lot tu.

But there's one thing that I want to stress here, walaupun jarak mcm Subang Jaya - Zoo negara, tapi iols kat sini tak der toll.

KAH KAH KAH.

Cuma kena bayar minyak and wear&tear kereta sajok.

KAH KAH KAH.

Oh also, kat sini, the men are gentlemen. They will hold the door for you, they will pick up things for you kalau ada benda terjatuh, and they will offer to help you carry things.

These qualities are rare on Malaysian men!

Laki kat Malaysia pedulik apa.

Hmmpfh.



Speaking about men.....laki aku setakat ni tak pernah fail lagi in preparing lunch boxes for me. Aku adalah amat kagum on his effort in waking up early in the morning just to make me lunch! (I wake up at 5 in the morning remember?? So he wakes up earlier than that!) Bertungkus-lumus dia masak utk aku okkk. Ada satu hari tu dia siap masak nasik goreng uolssssss. Kagggummm. Sedap pulak tuuu.

Every morning my lunch boxes will be ready for me on the kitchen counter. Siap ada little notes lagi on my boxes!

I've agreed not to peek on the notes until lunch time. So setiap kali lunch, my colleagues and I tak sabar nak baca notes dia apa. hahahahaha.

Sweet pulak abe ai ni.


Selama ni aku asyik la dok terfikir, mcm mana canteen/kitchen kat opis negara orang yek. So now I know. We don't have orang jual makanan, or buffet line mcm kat cafe Malaysia. We have kiosks instead. Imagine peti sejuk la. You pick whatever food you want, ada microwave dinners, burgers, sandwiches, pies, chocolates, etc, then pay using a machine. Semua self-service. They also have like a bunch of machines in the kitchen. Kau nak goreng ikan, goreng ayam, goreng nasi, buat pizza, buat donut, eh, semua ada la. Microwave/oven jgn ckp la, ada dlm 10 ketul kot. Siap ada grill bagai.

Aku tak pasti samada ada orang masak ke tak. Rata-rata aku tengok semua guna microwave je.

Annnywaaaayyy, ok bai.




hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahha ending macam taik.












Friday, January 8, 2016

TAPASTIC ACCOUNT!!

Hi Hi Hi

Sorry for the long hiatus.
I've been busy
No really, I have! Not kidding!!

Penat bertungkus-lumus making a tumblr site as well as....jeng-jeng-jeng ....

I HAVE A TAPASTIC ACCOUNT!!!

Weeeewoooweeeewwooooo!

Uhhh, what's Tapastic, you ask?

WHAT? YOU DON'T KNOW?!?!?

Ehhh, no biggie la. I oso didn't know about it before. Kah kah kah.

It's actually a website for comic/artwork. You can publish your comic/artwork there. And what's so cool about it is that, you can publish your comic/artwork there.

Hahahahahahah

No really. It's really cool. It's like Facebook, but for art stuff.
I love it because I can read some light-reading comics (I don't like heavy comics) and at the same time upload mine.


THIS IS TAPASTIC.

Really cute kan!??!
I mean their whole website is super adorable and easy to navigate!!

buttons semua besar besar, which I like, because this 4-eyed Asian walrus like 'em big.


THIS IS MY TAPASTIC

I'm HELLO APANIE there.



I JUST started like a day ago, so it's a bit empty-ish.

You can support me by hitting on that SUBSCRIBE button and I'll make it non-empty-ish! I'll fill it up if you subscribe meeeeeeeeeeee! (well, even if you don't, I'll still fill it up....just...less...happy...:(  LOL)

Anyway, if you don't have a Tapastic account, you can just sign in with your FB account, and THEN subscribe me!

hehehehehe

I'm trying on this whole new freelance illustrator shenanigan and this is where I'm starting up. And since I HAVE NO clue where to start, I'm taking a leap of faith on this.

So please, please show me some support! I'm not asking for money, I'm only asking for a subscription! (and some likes...but that's another story!)

I have decided to actively make more comics about my daily life (and about anything really) and upload it there. I'll still update my blogspot for other things! ....like bitching and malay-speaking comic (cause I'll only upload English version on Tapastic)

So you'll get the best of both worlds!
Ey? Ey?



I've also made a website, which I don't know why since the contents are gonna be the same as my Tapastic account, but i guess so people can share and reblog them?! I don't know. I didn't think that through. LOL


Anyway, here's my website at:






Yeaaaaaaaaaaa...it's pink with unicorns.

Apparently I'm a girl.