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.

Monday, January 4, 2016

COMIC: Your decision







hhhahahahhhahahahah babi kan laki aku ni

Nasib la laki sendiri....kalau tak.....
Eh.
Mesti la laki sendiri, abis tu, nak suka hati je ada sexual relation dgn laki lain?

hahahahahahhahahahahah saikosis.



Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December in North Carolina

This is going to be a very short update because:

1) I am hungry as fuck to the point of being angry. Hungry + angry = hangry.

2) I am hungry as fuck to the point of shaking. My fingers are shaking yo. Boleh jadi parkinson's.

3) I'm lazy.

4) I don't want to type anymore.

5) and yet I'm still typing.....waddehel

6) I don't know what else to type

7) It was a boring day

8) I'm hungry.


Goddddddddddddddddddddddddaaamnnnitt I'm so hungryyy mannnnnnnnnnn.

Ok nah sila tengok gambar.



WINTER IN NORTH CAROLINA

Everywhere else is already snowing, but not NC. It's still hot as bawls over here.
Extreme cold cuma during Jan and Feb saja. December ni, weather mcm main acah-acah je.
Kejap sejuk, kejap panas.
Eventhough malam kat sini boleh tahan jugakla sejuknya, tapi bila siang je, boleh pakai singlet je uols.
Mak walrus Asia ni dah tak sabar nak tunggu suhu yg boleh pakai baju berlapis lapis. (lepas tu complain sejuk bedi hahaha)

People here are like "but you wouldn't stand the cold!" I'm like  "excuse me, don't underestimate the fat layers on my body"

hahahahahahahahahahaha

ok whatever la kan. Korang nak tengok gambar je. Ok nah.





We went walking with this girl.





"Lets hold hands" katanya.




Both houses are the Millers because next door is uncle Wayne and aunt Melody's house.
Kata duduk kampung kan, so sebelah sebelah memang keluarga la.

Kah. kah kah.







 I love how the trees look like during winter time.
Ranting ranting je tinggal.

Artistik la katakan.







Budak ni belasah je. Lawn rumah orang pun dia main selamba katak je main-main depan tu.



















Ok tu je entry kali ni.

I told you I'm hungry as hell. Nak pergi makan. Ok bai.




Sekian,
from us.


Sila abaikan muka selebet saya itu. Tu muka tak mandi. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahhahsjahajs Ok bai.




Monday, December 28, 2015

The day after Christmas


BOXING DAY IN AMERICA


"What's Boxing day?" tanya laki aku.

I was like "huh, Boxing day la. The commercialized sale-day after Christmas!"

"Then why wouldn't you just call it The Day After Christmas, like normal people do?!"

hahahahah babi tau Don ni. 
"normal people". 

But yeah, Boxing Day is UK's equivalent to US Black Friday.
Except Black Friday occurs after Thanksgiving and Boxing Day occurs after Christmas.

And Boxing Day is the term that only the UK uses. 
The Americans call it The Day After Christmas. (Why I capitalized each letter pun I dunno, it's not like a real term pun)

Anyway, enough lesson for today. (Bagus kan, setiap post gua kasi lesson)

So the day after Christmas (which was Saturday), we went out with the nieces to do some shopping. Have I ever mentioned that Don and I are the girls' Godparents? yeah dude. We so cool we the godparents. 

haahahahaha.

Ehem.
Anyways.

We went to several different places that day. 
I think this is the norm on how they go shopping. Different places on the same day. I mean it's not really different from our Malaysian people la. But I just think it's odd, sebab they just seem like it's not a big deal to park your car, look around for a little bit, then drive and go to another store and do the same cycle again. 

Aduh. 
Tak penat ke?
Kalau aku, memang leceh gilos. 

But again, I'm known for my laziness tahap cipan. 

Hahahahahahahahahah

I'll let the pictures do the talking, sebab I really have no other things to talk about.
Lagi aku membebel, lagi laju korang scroll down kan.

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Damn, I know my readers well.



















Damnnn laki gua memang saikosis tahap gaban.

hahahahahahahhahaha

If you look closely, Breighlyn kat belakang tu oso keluarkan lidah dia!



Budak ni blonde gila sampai bulu kening pun tak nampak!






She also really loves her uncle Don.












One of the many hospitals.

Eh. Baru sedar.
I don't have any pictures while we were in the thrift store. Lupa la tu.

I bought 2 dresses for like $3 each and a wooden tray which I'll paint later on. I'll blog about this soon.





This is when we're going to the Carolina mall.

Mall belakang rumah is what I call it.






Don putting Paislee's shoes on.

I know that he's gonna be a good father.

Ni bukan nak cakap besar sebab he's my husband ke apa, but he really loves kids. He'd do anything for these kids.
















Usually this mall only ada beberapa kerat je kereta. Boleh kira sebelah tangan.
But since this is the day after Christmas, mak oiiiiiii. Macam Mydin Subang Jaya uolsssss

Haha, tetiba Mydin Subang Jaya kan.







Their mozzarella stuffed pretzel balls were super amazing.
Sedap nak mati, aku rasa berbaloi jadi gemok as long as dpt makan pretzel balls diorg ni.

hahahahahahahah




Breighlyn showing me "LOOK AUNT ALLY I HAVE DIRT ON MY FOOT"

hahahah bunguks betul budak ni.



Laki aku mencari sepasang boots.




He tried on this.
I LOVE THIS.
maybe sebab I love those buckles.

I mean it looks really good on him

Kau tau apa alasan dia?

"The heels aren't high enough"

Wat.

Berapa inci kau nak ni?! 3 inci?!??!


I dunno about your husband, but my husband is REALLY picky when it comes to shoes, jackets, pants, shirts. Eh everything la.

He's reallllllly choosy!!

Nak yg ni, tapi tanak butang tu. Tanak yg tu, tapi nak pattern ni.

Warghhhhh
Stress makkkk

So far I've only nailed his taste for t-shirts. He likes geeky t-shirts. So all of t-shirts that you see him wearing, semua tu aku pilih. Nasib baik dia pakai uols.




I know my sisters will go nuts over Claire's. Especially time time ni, ada sale $1




Manusia manusia di mall ni.







Uh. Idung berkerak.










Banyak betul gambar diorg berdua ni.
Breighlyn mmg suka camera.




Haaa. Finally, gambar Paislee.




Eh. Going back to Breighlyn.

Hahahahaha




Walmart.



Random people.




Random people again.

hahahahahahahaha

Abis tu dah korang suka tengok gambar. Aku main tangkap je la gambar ntah apa-apa kan!














We went to kedai sewa movies (yes, these still exist here!)
I remember the first time I visited America, the in-laws brought me here and rented movies.

Time tu Netflix tak wujud lagi.

Now? I can watch binge watching shows and movies on Netflix AND HBONow. Tak cukup dgn tu, boleh rent movies on PS4.

Everything at the convenience of your own home.

Anyways.
Regardless, we went here sebab ahkak ipa mau sewa movies.



Breighlyn was like "AUNT ALLY TAKE A PICTURE OF ME HERE"

Pastu dia buat muka mcm tu.

hahahahaha kelakar betul la budak ni.






Ohhhhh
Ohhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

WE FOUND OUT THAT THIS MOVIE RENTAL STORE HAS AN ADULT SECTION!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

It's a little corner at the end of the store. Ada swing door and walled-in.

Don was too embarrassed to go in with me. Ntah apa apa da!!

Aku yg selama katak masuk. 

But mehhhh. 
Everything looks old!!!

Like old pornstars!!!

Ye la, nowadays, you can get porn at your fingertips je! Tak perlu nak menempuhi time time embarrassment nak sewa DVD/BLURAY lucah kan!

Ok tu je.

Sila la menikmati gambar lucah tersebut. 
Nanti aku letak keywords tetek dan sewaktu dengannya since most of the people that came to my blog semua masuk dgn keywords lucah lucah.