Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 9

I am quite drained from doing nothing at work today. It was cold and I fell asleep few times, couldn't fight it as always. I hate that I can't control my sleepy head. Well my morning was kick-start with helping out my supervisor to get him the schematic diagram for Feeder 6 AB (from Kepayan Main Intake or M/I) on the computer and print it out. One lady estimator which I think her name is Suhana showed me where to get the diagram, and Andrew (a Tecnical Assistant) helped me to print it.

Done with that, I retreated back to my borrowed desk (originally Suhana's desk but she recently sits at another desk) and tried to do something useful. So I read through some papers which were given to me yesterday. Finished it and back to doing nothing, I wouldn't let it go on any longer so I went to the Lady Boss's room and asked for a handbook which she had shown to me the first time I came to that unit. The book is called Electricity Supply Application Handbook (EHSA). It's a good book, full of informations and very useful. I only managed to read through it thoroughly for the first 5 or 8 pages when my eyes started to droop down and terjuling-juling because I was too damn sleepy. I took a nap when it got very hard to control. Continued reading through the book after the nap but with less focus. I was getting impatient and couldn't stop looking at the clock. I was practically monitoring the clock every 5 mins. What a torture.

I was getting hungry because I didn't have any breakfast which was my fault. 12PM I bailed and went to lunch with Mim again, this time at Kak Nong's opposite Timesquare just across the road. Had lunch, went back to office heavy heartedly and again continue monitoring the clock to strike 5PM. In the meantime, my supervisor called me into his office and tried to explain what are the procedures for applying electricity supply for capital or big developments. He asked me to get him a document at the files store room. Andrew assisted me to it and told me that the store room was haunted even in broad day light. I thought he was kidding so I just brushed it off but turned out he wasn't when I asked him seriously since he kept on mentioning it. I didn't really feel scared though but facinated instead, maybe because I was already too bored and that kinda story only lightens up my mood. Haha. So yeah about the document, searched it through in these 2 thick files but to no avail. Got back to my supervisor but he was busy for the longest time I waited and got fed up and again retreated back to my desk and forget it all at once. I started doing my report to kill the time instead.

I bailed at 4.45PM.

That's all folks,

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 8


Things were better at work today although I mainly did other people's chores than actually learning something. I didn't really mind actually because at least I was doing something than nothing. I was practically walking around in the office kinda begging for work or something to get busy with. I got what I wanted which ended up to be photocopying, recording log book, more photocopying, and helped a pregnant staff with re-arranging and transferring her bulk of hardcover files from her cupboard to another cupboard in another room and getting her 6 new hardcovered files and 3 boxes of small sized staple bullets downstairs from Mr. Theobald. Did all that till lunch break at 12.30PM. It's a good thing Mim is nearby which is in Timesquare because I can go lunch with her. I called and picked her up from work and we went to have lunch in Sembulan (soto dia sedap. Jom kita ramai-ramai pegi sana one day kawan-kawan keras). Came back from lunch at 1.40PM, there were only 2 or 3 people in the office. I walked back and forth in the office (it's just a small office) again and couldn't stand it and had to ask somebody about something that's relevant to my internship. So, I asked this one staff who's in charge of estimating (for material costs and so on) since he looked so free as well. He kindly explained few things to me, and gave me a procedure flow chart of customer supply application. Although it wasn't much, I appreciate it a lot nevertheless. Bless that guy. after that, I was back to doing nothing again. Pretty tempted to bail early that day but I was determined to stay until end of office hours and that is exactly what I did and yes I am proud of it. Haha.

On another note, my supervisor has now transferred to Papar so I'm kinda lost as to who is my proper supervisor now. I have this phone interview by my assigned internship lecturer coming up this Thursday or Friday. It's an interview between my supervisor and my lecturer, so since my current supervisor is not around, he was substituted with another engineer (young one). And the fun fact of the day is that this engineer's younger sister is my friend, a junior in MMU. What a small world. For me that was a pleasant surprise, I don't know why exactly but yeah, it was really good to know. Well yes, in conclusion, today was better. Thanks God for listening haha.

Till then, see ya later~ mwah.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 7

Reported myself in to a quite young lady engineer for the new unit change (Planning Unit) today. Briefed about the flow of that particular department and officially became the "photocopy intern". This is an office work, so I won't be expecting any fieldwork for this one month, unless I decide to escape and join the rest of the kids downstairs for site visit. The other interns have told me about this Planning Unit, of how boring it was and the tukang photocopy thingy. Yes, I had been warned way earlier. Haha. During lunch hour today I escaped and went back home (I know, I know, it's not a very ethical thing to do but screw that for now lol). I was all alone~~ not one of the other trainees/interns showed up today except for that one girl friend of mine. That was all. I was lucky enough that she came for awhile. So yeah, that's all for today's story. Let's see about tomorrow, I'm praying for better days to come haha. Alrite, take care!

Signing out,

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 6

Today I followed my parents to buy new mattress for my brother, Jerry's bed because of my complaint about the current mattress being too soft which sores my back (I've been sleeping at Jerry's room recently). So mom bought a new super-single mattress for the super-single bed frame which was still kept under the current bed, means that we had yet to set up the bed frame. So mattress was purchased which by the way is a good quality one, and we headed back home to start our little project of setting up the super-single bed frame. Immediately reaching home, I greeted my dogs (as always) and noticed that one of my dogs, Papi's paw was swollen. Picked him up from the bunch and checked it out and found that it had a hole in it which I was pretty sure was a bite hole and now I figured it had maggots on it. I sprayed it with maggots wound spray and true enough, all these small maggots started coming out (ewwww). Not long after that I noticed Papi's hind paw was wet and swollen too, I was hoping it wasn't another maggot wound, and so I checked it and again, it was. The hind paw was worse than the front one. *sigh* Poor dog. Dad and I proceeded to treat both paws which had serious maggot problem (urgh~). Okay yadayadayada, done fixing Papi's paws and off to bed-frame project we went. Set up the bed frame with dad. Dad wanted to keep both beds in that tiny room, but I disagreed and volunteered to disassemble the old bed frame myself and so he agreed. And there I was doing it all alone (which I kinda regretted it at one point lol - it was quite tiring) but the outcome was satisfying. Oh and one of the two drawer chests was taken out too. So more space, more comfortable and now I'm a happy girl. All this work had made me miss mass today. Porgive me. heheh.

And after I was all done with the room, I met up with Natalie at CP to buy my stuff and after that Suria Sabah to buy hers.

There you go my Sunday story. Bye bye for now~ Have a good day tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 2

So today I finished work quite early - around 12pm. We went to do a simple work at one of the houses in Ketiau, Putatan where the house had no electric supply because the service line was detached from the wall. That house area was a mangrove area so mosquitoes were everywhere feeding on our blood while we watched the work being done. It was crazy. The owner of that house was a police guy, a quite jovial guy. He sure can talk alot. While we were smacking the mosquitoes away he kept on saying, wah gembira saya tengok kamu semua gembira betul dtg sini, tepuk-tepuk tangan from inside of his house. lol. He's 54 years old. 2 years shy from retirement but he did not look like his age at all. We told him that and he said, exercise bah exercise. Payah kalau tidak exercise kalau polis. - tell that to most of the pot bellied policemen I saw before this lol. He's a good man full of conviction, lifted up my otherwise boring mood that time.

Other than that, nothing interesting happened, it was a pretty lazy and unproductive day I must say. I drove back and watched TV until the two big bosses came back from town and had some tarap with them. lol. After that off to bed I went. What was supposed to be a short nap turned into a long one. Well there's no such thing as long nap as what a friend told me last time. A long nap is practically sleeping. I kinda agree with that. So yeah anyway, I slept from 3.30 till 6.30pm. Woke up twice in between - head was pretty heavy and pening. And here I am now. Oh gosh, I need to be more productive. Geesh.

Pictures from today's work:

Till then, ciao!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 1

Hello Bloggie, so now I am currently coming into the end of my second month of internship on October 10th. Lately, it has been quite boring after the unit change which is the Development/Project unit. I am on my last week in this unit and will then change to Planning unit. I haven't really learned much from this particular unit not until my third week when I was assigned to follow Mr. Rahim. He was good, at least he knew what he was doing and would gladly explain things in detail. That's what I want. But he's on his annual leave now for the whole week, so I'm left hanging. Today I was supposed to follow another staff but he left to do the work orders without calling me to tag along this morning - I joined the maintenance (overhead line) gang instead. We went to Shallom Valley, Kionsom. It was a nice place.

Moving on, the Politeknik interns have just finished their internship last friday which sucks for me because there goes all the good friends. Now it's only left with me and another girl and the rest are all SESB trainees which are all guys. They're cool though, will try to get closer to them starting from now because the other girl is finishing end of this month and that will leave me being the only girl.

Oh yeah, one breakthrough that maybe not many have known and would be a "FINALLY!" or "Oh thank God!" moment to most of those who are close to me is that I have actually started driving. I mean like real driving. I drive to work now and yes it's manual. Oh yes sister you heard me. After obtaining my driving license about 2 years ago, I have finally faced my fear and made it happen. haha. (noob in the house).

Okay that's all for now. Last but not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our youngest and most beloved baby girl in gengkaras, JOJO KIRAM! Have a blessed birthday and enjoy the start of your 22 year-old life. We love you.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Nothing Much

Jyhello Blog, v meet again. ngehngehngeh~

Anyway, today I played futsal and I actually drove to the court - two of the things that I RARELY do. I felt proud of myself that I drove and on the other hand, Lionel was proud that I played futsal. I'd like to say thank you to Jerrypah for having faith in me by carcooling together with me as the driver. Hope this is the beginning of my driving era. And by the way, Liyana arrived KK earlier this evening too. Welcome home my fellow soon-to-be officially Sabahan friend.

On another note, I have already started my internship since about a month plus ago. I must say it is a good experience being in SESB. Everything that I have studied is now being applied right in front of my eyes. The sucky part is that I'm the only female when the first time I came in because I have missed the batch with female interns. The workers are all men that are mostly pretty much rough around the edges so I really had to adjust and adapt to their way of communication. But I was pretty much quite for the first two weeks and after that it got better. They're really friendly and hardworking. So far I'm still in maintenance unit, so these are the guys who are working at the frontlines - dealing with low to high voltage. It is truly a dangerous job. I feel humbled being around them. I highly respect the jobs that they do. I go out to sites with them everyday and being under the sun each day has made me much darker now. I hope I can tan my whole body by Karen's wedding.

Well okay I think that's all for now, I'd love to tell more about my internship but I'm afraid it would be a long grandmother story so guess I better not. But I can say this much about my internship - I think it has exposed me with all kinds of people and has taught me a little better on my communication skill, probably because I have no friends (all the other interns are basically from Politeknik - majority of them are in the same class. You know where I'm getting at right?) and I had to force myself to speak up and socialize with the workers who are all older than me. And also, I have learned to be very inquisitive of the things that they do and I noticed that it has a stimulating effect on my brain which I so need since my otak was very berkarat before this. So in conclusion, it has so far mainly taught me on how to adapt to a very very different kind of environment. And also, I've learned to be close to the senior workers who are much older as I can get more valuable information from them which is more useful.

Okay okay stopping now, I'm off to bed. Good night!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


This entry is dedicated especially for Liyana Izwin Khalid since she yearns for our blog updates so much, nah kau makan! akakak kidding babe, me lob you.

Anyway, as for the others, I'd like to inform all of you that I will be doing my internship at SESB. Yes, I'm coming home soon, you'll be seeing more of me. No more karau saturang di cyber because of the gengkaras hahaha.

The thought of doing my internship in KK is like a love-hate thing. It's quite a dilemma. Here is why:

The hate part:

1. Lionel. (well duh~ right haha)
2. SESB doesn't provide any allowance
3. SESB is where my dad used to work at before his retirement about 2 years ago, and it is currently the workplace of my second sister.
4. I kinda got my internship because of them.
5. I hope you can see why I don't favor reason 3 and 4 - I will have to behave as watchful eyes are all on me.
6. I personally feel that I won't grow in KK because KK is my comfort zone. You can't grow in your comfort zone. (itu apa yg saya pkir la ya rakan2).
7. Oh ya, nti jadi kuli di rumah. hahaha

The love part:

1. Closer to family and friends (yay)
2. Oh, and closer to my dogs too.
3. I don't have to spend much (or basically nothing) on food, transportation, and accommodation.
4. Get in touch with my Sabahans. (lol)
5. Finally, have the time to actually explore Sabah (kunun).

Okay that's about it. So there you go, the latest update about me. BTW, I'm currently doing my thesis, I ask for your help to pray por me to do well on my thesis. Thank you~ mwah. See y'all soon!


Hate reason no. 8: leaving LIYANA IZWIN KHALID for four freaking months!! (there u go Na, anything por u!)

For this particular hate reason no. 8, I would try to make internship to be the only thing in KK, pray for me to be back in KL for my real job. ngehehe.

Monday, March 21, 2011


I hate that I use my heart too much - I think and feel strongly with it about almost everything in my life. But I love that I have great friends to help me think with my head and get me grounded. I have the heart and they are my head. Without them it would be terrifying. And so I am grateful to have them in my life and thankful to God for giving them.

Most people would say that about their family instead but truth be told, I'm a better friend than a sister or daughter. Nevertheless, I am learning to become the better for all. Family does come first in any case.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I Think I Am So.

Was surfing the internet and reading stuff when I came across the word "introvert". I've never really fully get the meaning of being an introvert before, and so I googled it up and found this..

Introvert Definition:

Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert! Shyness has an element of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety, and while an introvert may also be shy, intoversion itself is not shyness. Basically, an introvert is a person who is energized by being alone and whose energy is drained by being around other people.

Introverts are more concerned with the inner world of mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. They often avoid social situations because being around people drains their energy. This is true even if they have good social skills. After being with people for any length of time, such as at a party, they need time alone to "recharge".

When introverts want to be alone, it is not, by itself, a sign of depression. It means that they either need to regain their energy from being around people or that they simply want the time to be with their own thoughts. Being with people, even people they like and are comfortable with, can prevent them from their desire to be quietly introspective.

Being introspective, though does not mean that an introvert never has conversations. However, those conversations are generally about ideas and concepts, not about what they consider the trivial matters of social small talk.

Introverts make up about 60% of the gifted population but only about 25-40% of the general population. Source here

So are you an introvert? I think I am so, slightly. Wouldn't consider myself as a full fledged introvert, because while reading this it immediately reminded me of one of my close friends here (for which we are quite the opposites in nature). I think she needs to read this. I don't see being an introvert is a bad thing though, I wish I were an introvert. Introverts seem cooler to me.

I found something else too that is interesting. It's a..

Chart Comparing High Achievers, Gifted Learners and Creative Thinkers.

A High Achiever...A Gifted Learner...A Creative Thinker...
Remembers the answersPoses unforeseen questionsSees exceptions
Is interestedIs curiousWonders
Is attentiveIs selectively mentally engagedDaydreams; may seem off task
Generates advanced ideasGenerates complex, abstract ideasOverflows with ideas, many of which will never be developed
Works hard to achieveKnows without working hardPlays with ideas and concepts
Answer the questions in detailPonders with depth and multiple perspectivesInjects new possibilities
Performs at the top of the groupIs beyond the groupIs in own group
Responds with interest and opinionsExhibits feelings and opinions from multiple perspectivesShares bizarre, sometimes conflicting opinions
Learns with easeAlready knowsQuestions: What if...
Needs 6 to 8 repetitions to masterNeeds 1 to 3 repetitions to masterQuestions the need for mastery
Enjoys the company of age peersPrefers the company of intellectual peersPrefers the company of creative peers but often works alone
Understands complex, abstract humorCreates complex, abstract humorRelishes wild, off-the-wall humor
Grasps the meaningInfers and connects conceptsMakes mental leaps: Aha!
Completes assignments on timeInitiates projects and extensions of assignmentsInitiates more projects that will ever be completed
Is receptiveIs intenseIs independent and unconventional
Is accurate and completeIs original and continually developingIs original and continually developing
Enjoys school oftenEnjoys self-directed learningEnjoys creating
Absorbs informationManipulates informationImprovises
Is a technician with expertise in a fieldIs an expert who abstracts beyond the fieldIs an inventor and idea generator
Memorizes wellGuesses and infers wellCreates and brainstorms well
Is highly alert and observantAnticipates and relates observationsIs intuitive
Is pleased with own learningIs self-criticalIs never finished with possibilities
Gets A'sMay not be motivated by gradesMay not be motivated by grades
Is ableIs intellectualIs idiosyncratic

Flat Feet

Just found out the other day that I'm suffering from "flat feet". Yes, I have flat feet. I know it sounds funny but it's not funny when you have it! LOL. Anyway, those who have no idea what is this flat feet problem, you'd probably be thinking of penguin feet.. well, it is kinda like that in a way. haha.. sighs. Just to give an idea of what's it all about, this picture might just explains it all:

See that? That's my foot right there, the one with flat arch. Flat feet (or fallen arches) is caused by over-pronation. But there's also the reverse case of under-pronation where the foot has high arch - higher than the normal arch. But, you can google that yourself. Now it's about my flat feet. LOL. Here's the better English explanation of flat feet:

Over-pronation is a common biomechanical problem that occurs when the arches collapse while walking or standing. This condition hampers our natural walking pattern, causing an imbalance, and leading to wear and tear in other parts of the body with every step we take.

Whether you suffer from over-pronation like most of the population, or you have a true flat foot, in both cases your poor walking pattern may contribute to a range of different complaints. As we age, poor aligment of the feet causes very common conditions such as heel pain or knee pain.

Over-pronation has different causes. Obesity, pregnancy, age or repetitive pounding on a hard surface can weaken the arch, leading to over-pronation. Over-pronation is also very common with athletes, especially runners, who most of them nowadays use orthotics inside their shoes. Here's the link for this text

So, notice the words in bold? Those are the problems I'm having. They didn't mention back pain there though, but I read somewhere that it does cause back pain. And playing a lot of netball worsens my feet condition as well as my ankles. My ankles now are slightly inwards and they hurt whenever I do a lot of running or walking. Now I know why I'm having these back, foot and ankle pains. If I had known of this problem, I would have taken care of my feet properly. OH okay2 I was browsing through the internet about this while blogging and I found something that would explain about my ankle with illustrations too (nice):

When a foot is walking or running, it goes through a sequence of motions. In an ideal situation, when your foot lands on the ground, it rolls inwards – pronates – on the big toe side with the arch flattening a little to absorb the shock of the foot-fall. As you begin your next step, your foot rolls back towards the center (in a neutral position) to allow you to push off from your toes, more or less evenly across all the toes. The series of illustrations below show how this might look.

When someone has flat feet, they tend to roll inwards too much when their foot lands on the ground. This is known as over-pronation. Because the foot over-pronates, it doesn’t roll back to the neutral position quickly enough as you begin to push off for your next step. This misaligned foot-fall affects the position of the lower leg, the knee, thigh and hip so that the force of your foot-fall is not absorbed in the best possible way. Some parts of your body like your lower back may bear more strain than it should, leading to back pain. Original Source here

Spot on. It even mentions the back pain. Anyway, I googled some more the other day whether I could regain the arches. Well apparently I can - what a relief. Some massaging or practice can help regaining the arches. Practice such as picking up things using my feet or walking properly. I also found out that walking barefooted could actually help too. I love walking barefoot, no problem there ;).

AND lose weight. I bet this would help A LOT as well. Why can't fats just go away as I please. Haha... sheesh. Hopefully I could get my hands on those orthotic insoles or orthotic sandals (tried them on and it really made much difference, it felt really really good and comfy) but they're quite costly. Still, it's a good investment for the long run.

Alritey, guess that's it about my flat feet. These pair of flat feet are hitting the bed. Goodnight!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Observed, and Hope to Learn From It

You'd think people get smarter and wiser as they grow older, but I've seen the opposite so far. Watching them makes me wonder whatever happened to "ethics" and "morale". God, please give me the good sense of mind and let me remember this forever and learn from them in the future. I don't want to be like them. It's very sad to see.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The New Year 2011

Dear Blog,

A couple of days before Christmas 2010, I was greeted with Lionel's uncle's death due to stroke, while the new year 2011 has greeted me with me another funeral - I got a call from Lionel at 7AM today informing me that our friend, Belle's father has passed away earlier. I could not believe what I heard and it was more like a dream because Lionel and I had just met Belle earlier around 12AM and she told us how her father had been sick for few weeks and that they were going to the hospital the next day only.

If it felt like a dream for me getting that call, imagine how it was for her when her sister shook her up from her sleep to tell her the news.

She said it felt unreal, like it was a dream. She immediately left for her home, sent by her housemate. She wasn't able to drive.

So we all went to her house later that day, to pay our last respect - but more like for the sake of being there for her. We all know that Belle is a very sensitive person and we can't let her go through this on her own. But I have to say, her elder and younger sisters were very strong and composed. It is always good to have strong ones in the family in times like these. I could see that the mother was trying hard not to totally breakdown and try handling the situation, but she did give in few times. I just can't stand seeing the tears of the family of the departed one... it just makes want to cry.

And I can't help but to think how the same situation could happen to me as well. I can't stand the thought of losing any member of my family, even more so my parents. Sigh. I pray for the Lord to protect them at all cost.

I also pray for the souls of Lionel's uncle and Belle's father. May their soul rest in peace and may God have mercy on them. I pray for their family and friends as well to help them go through their loss. May they be strong and comforted through His grace. Amen.