Thursday, April 27, 2017

1080; Girls Rule


My two super loud boys surprisingly behaved when a new girl entered the class. Thank you Allah for making girls exist in this world /cries tears of joy/. Girls rule.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

1079; Personal Financial Planning


Never have I ever thought managing your own finance would be this hard. I mean, it haven't got to that 'really hard' phase where you have to pay for someone else's expenses but for my kind of stress level, IT IS HARD. Well I hope at least you get what I was trying to say by the end of this sentence.

I targeted a lil bit too high on my savings each month because I'm not really sure how ugly my future would look like so Ive been working two part time jobs for months already now- a teacher & a graphic designer. Okay guys the 'graphic designer' thingy sounds way too cool for me but really, I just make typography portraits like those you can see on the right sidebar of this blog.

I teach at 5-7 different places, hold at least 9 classes per week and last month I got up to 10 orders for my typography portraits and if you total up all the numbers I've written only in this paragraph you would probably hear loud KACHINGGG but really guys, truth hurts. I'll use up half of the money I gain only on buying household necessities thus making my pocket money thin oredi by the time it's mid month.

Ive already gotten into that phase where wastage is not anymore a small issue. I get annoyed when people don't finish the rice that I cooked or when the last person to leave the table forgot to put the remaining dinner dish inside the fridge and it turns stale the next day. I do my work in dark and sweat coz I think it'd be better to save the electricity by skipping the lights and fans. I don't turn my head twice on clothes that I like so I won't bring anything new to my closet. Basically anything that lessen the probability of money going outta pocket, I'll commit to that.

I was a JPA scholar during my diploma years so every semester I was given a good amount of money to spend on things. In a way, I am grateful for my stingy attitude back in the days coz even after finishing college, I still have savings that are pretty impressive and even up till now, it has been months since I last withdraw any money from the ATM for myself. But again, thinking about the future always get me butterflies in the stomach coz I don't know what they will look like so let's just pray everything's gonna be pretty.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

1078; Carelessness Had Me Black and Blue


I don't know what has gotten into me but I've been so so careless these days that it left me black and blue (read: bruised). These are the things that happened to me in one week, precisely last week.

1. My pelvis hit the corner of a cupboard-- I think twice already in a week and it hurts for days I tell yah.

2. I accidentally hit my elbow to the wall so so hard, I couldn't move my arms for almost 5 minutes (THANK ALLAH IT'S JUST 5 MINUTES!!) I didn't know what was I thinking at the moment. I mean, it's a BIG wall, you can't possibly not see it?!!

3. I was sitting at the dining table doing some work. I wanted to adjust my legs so I could sit more comfortably but then bam-- my knees hit the table corner. Thought the pain won't last long but yas girl, bruised already and the pain hasn't left even after a week :')

4. Was walking into the kitchen and my RIGHT toes accidentally hit the corner of kitchen cupboard. Just when I wanted to walk outta kitchen, my LEFT toes hit the same spot of the cupboard. I swear I thought I broke my toes' bones because it looked crooked after that.

Should've been more careful next time just to make sure I live longer. #prayforkiah


Friday, April 7, 2017

1077; We Had a Good 5-Minutes-Straight Laugh


One 10-year-old kept peeking over his friend's workbook to get answers for the exercise I gave them so I advised them:
 "Eh senang2 je meniru. Kesian kawan awak dah penat2 buat jalan kerja panjang sampai satu muka surat untuk dapat jawapan, sekali awak tengok je jawapan dia lepas tu bulatkan jawapan awak."
I don't see anything funny but then they laughed at my words for a good 5-minutes. I wasn't sure if they're the ones who are  'mudah terhibur' or the fact that I was born funny. I second the latter.

p/s: Idk why I couldn't watch the video above via mobile but if you want to watch, best do it with pc:)


1076; On Fridays, I Am The Student.


(12y/o student/Me)

S : Cikgu tahu pokemon tak?
M: Tahu.

S : Cikgu suka pokemon mana?
M: Emm.. pikachu.

S : Cikgu tahu tak pikachu tu pokemon jenis apa?
M: Cikgu tak tengok pun cerita tu jadi cikgu tak tahu sangat.

S : Pokemon ada banyak jenis cikgu. Ada electric, water, fire, physic, ghost, grass, banyak cikgu banyak! Pokemon ni nanti dia ada tahap dia boleh besar kalau tekan satu butang ni. Cikgu tahu godzilla? Godzilla ada banyak tahap. Tahap pertama dia kecik sangat. Kalau dah tahap keempat dia besarrrr, lagi besar dari rumah saya. Nanti mata dia warna merah dan boleh keluar api. Kalau dinosaur cikgu tahu T-Rex tak? Yang itu kaki dia panjang tapi tangan dia pendek. Cikgu takut ular? Ular ada jenis yang takde racun kan cikgu? Adik saya pernah pegang ular tapi tak kena gigit sebab yang tu takde racun. Kalau anaconda cikgu tahu? Yang tu takde racun tapi dia akan belit mangsa dia sampai mati! Kalau cobra dia nanti keluarkan racun dia daripada gusi dia. *goes on and on and on*
M: *nods and says lots of oohs and ahhs*

S : Cikgu zina tu apa?

Basically this is my every Friday in one and a half hour. I don't mind, in fact I loved listening to all their stories and imaginations. They are usually the ones that made me drove back home with smiles, and a white board full of drawings. Today the 7-year-old sat on my lap while drawing. I felt so close to the kids already.