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Monday, March 26, 2012

My Last Haircut of the Year

Last weekend we went to my parent's house. We haven't been back in a while due to work and study commitments plus my nephew had been diagnosed with HFM (hand, foot and mouth disease) and was recuperating at my mom's place so I refused to take the kids there.

Since En Rashid had badminton on Friday night, we decided to go on Saturday. The whole day was basically spent catching up on stuff and playing cards with my parents. I won, hahahha...despite my dad's futile attempts to play dirty.

On Sunday, my mom took us (me and the girls) out for our haircut. The nearest shop was close so we decided to head to Subang.


This is Dina and Daria before their haircut.

Dina getting her haircut. When I asked the amoi how much it would cost to cut her hair, she said RM10. I bargained saying that Dina only needed her fringe cut. So the amoi charged us RM5 instead.

Daria getting anxious; do I have to cut my hair, ibu? Daria's hair is a nightmare in the sense, I could cut her hair today and next week it would be full and thick again. I asked the amoi to thin out Daria's hair at the back and make it short in front. Short enough that I didn't have to take her for a haircut for at least another month.
OK, this part I don't understand. It's not like she hasn't had a haircut before but Daria just lost it yesterday. She started crying, complete with tears running down her face, causing all of her hair to stick to her face. It took a lollipop to calm her down, even then she insisted in me holding her hand.

Here are the girls after their haircut. Not much difference actually because Dania and Dina only cut their fringe.

I got my hair cut also yesterday. Pretty dramatic one if you ask me.
On a good hair day, this is what I look like.....
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Hah!! But seriously...it CAN look that good.
On a bad hair day, this is what I look like.
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Yes...I look like a boy. Sigh....

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Snippets of the Past 2 Weeks

OMG...sorry folks..I promised a few people I would update on what's been happening at Casa Along but alas, some urgent matters need to be taken care off first. I'll just list down a few stuff as a teaser..promise, I'll write in full really soon.

1. Our train ride into KL. A great way for some family bonding and to tire out the kids real fast. Haha.
2. Dania and Dina's Bijak Sifir workshop
3. Our maid problem. Like...urghhh...seriously.
4. Work stuff...went through hell but hopefully everything will turn out fine. Oya, had to postpone my International Marketing mid term because of work...sigh..

Till then, stay chill my fellow peeps.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Taking a Breather

Just emailed my classmates the 1st draft of my case study. Like, seriously...I only had 8 pages typed. Itupun termasuk cover page. That other dude had 57 pages!! Granted he had a lot of graphs and pictures but at least his looked at least 80% done. Mine looked like it had been baked at the last minute, which of course was the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

I haven't had time to do anything I've wanted these days. The massage session that I've been promising myself is now 5 weeks overdue. I haven't had time to catch up on my CSI series or even The Good Wife. Sob. As much as I hate to admit it, I've even let my MBA slack quite a bit. For example, this morning we had Mid Terms for our Service Marketing (yeah, mid terms on a Saturday...fun!) and I had to wake up at 4am just to start reading the chapters. It's amazing I could even attempt to answer the questions since I was practically a zombie in the exam hall.

It's not that I'm regretting taking this promotion but I guess I'm still trying to fit in into the role. I've been such an operations kind of person that taking on the role as more of a strategist needs some getting used to. I also really need to work on my ability to delegate work among my staff. I find myself still doing operational work when I know I have competent staff to do it. It's not really a trust issue, it's because I've always been a very hands-on type of person. And now I find myself unable to be everywhere at once and I'm freaking out.

It hasn't all been bad though. Last weekend, the management level in my unit went to Lumut for a BP retreat. That was my first time going for such an occasion and I felt very much like the new girl heading there. I was worried I wouldn't be able to contribute any ideas or defend my unit's current direction. Turns out, I did rather ok and I got good constructive feedback as well. The sessions were long and went up until midnight but I did learn a lot from the other team mates. The fun part was when we all took a break and did some island hopping to Pangkor where I bought 4kg of anchovies and some dried cutlery for my staff. We then had a karaoke session during our last night there. Let's just say I did Abba and 3 Doors Down proud. Enough said! Heee...

We were suppose to go to my mom's house today but I really wanted to try attempt my case study without much distraction. If I go there, I won't be able to resist my nephew and his chubby cheeks.

Well, here's to at least some rest on Sunday until the whole craziness starts again. Have a nice weekend, peeps!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Day Trip to Johor - Random notes

Currently in Johor. My flight was at 7.10am but unfortunately I was unable to solat subuh due to LCCT had moved the surau to another place!! Isy..isy..dalam flight tadi, dah dok terpikir...kalau terhempas kapalterbang ni, sia2 je. Huhuhu...mohon ampun.

The training session is going well. My staff is handling it; I've trained him well. Hehehehe..

Hope the food provided is good. I only had a milk for breakfast.

I miss my babies.

Ooo, my mom just called. Mesti nak cite hal latest golf trip ngan ayah, ntah apa mak datin tu shopping sakan.

En Rashid gave a trip suggestion yesterday. Out of the blue. I'm excited. Kalau menjadi, alhamdulillah....lepas satu wishlist.

Ok, concentrate back on the training.