Friday, 27 October 2017

Little Joys

I was going about my day like any other day. I left my room this morning after a quick workout to get some early lunch. And then there was a cleaning lady ahead where I was walking towards to.

"Good morning!", I said to the lady.
"Good morning!", she replied.

I instantly felt happy. Just like that, my day was made. I don't know why. But I think it's the fact that I'm glad or happy to know that other people (in this case, cleaning ladies) are happy. Maybe they like their job but maybe some of them don't. But it makes them happy that students even greet them good morning. Now, I'm not saying I'm good or an angel etc. But if I were that cleaning lady, just one person greeting me would make me so happy. The fact that they recognized or noticed I was sweeping the dry leaves away for instant, made me feel like I'm appreciated. They're just these little simple things but even then, you don't see people greeting them when people pass by them.

I know everybody has their own shit going on but hey, it doesn't hurt to greet good morning to another person.

This thing I'm talking about might seem silly to you but it matters to me. I think everybody deserves to be greeted, appreciated, acknowledged and all that. It's important to remind people that we care, appreciate and let them know that WE KNOW THEY'RE THERE.

Just something to think about yknow.

Ayu

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Mid Terms - Life So Far #6

Yeah, you heard that right. I sat for one paper last week and another earlier today. Last week's was decent. But today..ahh. I think I might've screwed it up.

Really didn't expect the paper to turn out like how it did. Basically changed the impression I had for this particular course. Like dude, I really have to work my ass off for this one. I think I was only able to answer half of the questions confidently.

I don't want to stress myself out about this, not too much - I know I can't. But I just need to work a bit harder for upcoming exams.

This is my chance to get a bachelor's. Four years was such a long wait (not that I regret it because hell I've learned so much about life and myself). I want to be able to finish my studies on time and know in the end that I have tried my best and that's all that matters.

It really helps that I have such supportive people around me, 'Alhamdulillah'.



Ayu

Saturday, 23 September 2017

UNIMAS - Life So Far #5

Man..it's only been two weeks and I feel like I'm packed already haha. If you guys didn't catch my previous post, I just got into a university taking a bachelor of international economics. This coming week is going to be week 3.

Lectures aren't that bad. So far, I haven't fallen asleep during class lol. This is a good sign people - trust me, I know.

But this university is quite different from the university I've attended previously. There are lots but one of them is emphasizing our involvement in non-academic activities. They always ALWAYS remind us about the importance of getting involved in all sorts of activities, clubs and events.

By this point, I think I'm too much involved lol. Not really sure how I'm going to keep up with it but we'll see how it goes. Shouldn't be too bad. People there are nice. The lecturers are pretty chilled and open-minded and my housemates are kind-hearted people, Alhamdulillah.

I'm supposed to be asleep at this hour but I had some discussions here and there with my group-mates on our assignments. I felt my heart aching for a bit just now - a sign I should really be sleeping already welp!

Til next post guys.



Ayu

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Life So Far #4

I was supposed to write this post earlier but I couldn't believe my eyes what I was receiving and before I knew it, I was filling out university forms.

YES..I GOT INTO UNIVERSITY. EXCITEEEEEE :D

I really couldn't believe it because I've been applying countless of times and here it is. My chance to get a bachelor's again. So so thankful, Alhamdulillah.

It's not quantity surveying though. Actually going to study economics. I think economics is more me. It's going to be fun - great.

Registration is in three weeks' time..AHHHH. This is crazy.

That's really it, haha. Just wanted to share about the results. Am so hyped.



Ayu :)

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Life So Far #3

It's August! Happy August everybody.

Wow..August huh.

So I'm supposed to get my results today for my uni application BUT (of course) they decided to delay the announcement until the 3rd.

Why am I not surprised.

Literally was so ready to get on with my next move but nope. Not today.

Also yesterday, my brain was just smashed with all these out-of-the-blue ideas.

And I think I'm getting there, slowly. Self-love, self-confidence..basically just focusing on myself.

I have to learn to be (a little bit) selfish.



Ayu

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Life So Far #2

Need to know. Need to know now so I know what to do next..

Hope everyone is well. It's the ill season - well at least in my area it is. Basically everyone around me is sick. And I sure do hope I can last until everyone is back in shape. Been a while since I last blogged so ta-da!

So right now I'm just waiting for my application's results to come out. I really really want to know my results (like right now) because only after I can decide what to do next. Do I actually have to find a job (because this has been going on for far too long) or do I apply into a private university (which is going to be bloody expensive, I don't even know how)?

Life has been pretty chilled and smooth but I'm twenty-five and I'm just here. Just like this. To be fair, there wasn't much I could do. There isn't much I can do. I'm not going to complain because it just sounds so pathetic. So yeah, you know what I mean.

I just want to start with something and in the end being able to have enough money to settle down. These results that I'm waiting for are going to determine my next move. It's just time you know. I know I can do so much more which is probably why I get frustrated sometimes. There are just things that are out of my control.

But I'm so thankful that my parents are being supportive of me. Well there isn't much to be supportive about with what I'm doing now to be honest but they don't pester me like why aren't you doing this or why can't you do this etc. Even if they do, it wouldn't make sense because they understand the situation and really, there's nothing I could've done to change it. They would just ask me to help with other things and I'll just help around the house (because I'm a restless one).

My boyfriend keeps reminding me about my worth. Times when I feel like nothing was or will work out for me, he'd pick me back up again. He probably doesn't realize how much he has given me. And it doesn't matter how much I try to give back to him, I always feel like it's not enough. Sometimes I really can't help him when he needs it and I feel sad. But when I can, I'd get out of my way to help him. I'm really lucky to have him by my side.

Other than that, I have two receptions to attend to this weekend. One on Saturday, the other one on Sunday. I'm going to be so beat after everything is over.

(Oh God, I'm really twenty-five huh?)

Ayu

Monday, 19 June 2017

Life So Far #1

It's one week away from Raya, how time flies! Ramadhan is going to end soon (which I'm kind of sad about) but InsyaAllah we'll meet Ramadhan again next year. And, and it's that time of the year again (or week to be more precise) where I'm baking for Raya orders.

I always surprise myself with how I can bake so much in a day while I'm fasting too. Then I head to bed and the next morning I wake up with 'Ahhh's and 'Uuuu's. Aching almost everywhere but I can't stop yet because I still have some more baking to do. But it's all paid off when I see the look on my customers' faces when they get their cakes :)

Just got done with three days of baking - few more days to go (weehoo!).

Also, Allan is going to be back next week! Excited! I've missed him dearly and can't wait to see him.

Oh right, let's not forget about the weddings. Pretty sure there are four weddings that I'm going to be attending. And they are all close family members! (You reckon I can squeeze some time in between for a quick massage session?)

Until next post, take care and have fun guys!

Ayu

Monday, 17 April 2017

Melinda Looi Raya Suites 2017

Two weeks ago, my mom, my mom's friend and I went to Melinda's event in Kuala Lumpur. It was a private event on her new Raya collection for her clienteles before she showcases the collection to the public. It was such an honour for Hanicomb to be one of her partners at the event.

If you don't know this already, Hanicomb Handmade is a jewelry making brand mainly statement necklaces. My mom is the owner and I'm her sewing partner.

So here are some pictures from the short trip. Enjoy!

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FRIDAY
31st March 2017




SATURDAY
1st April 2017





SUNDAY
2nd April 2017