Friday, December 29, 2017

2017 inside stories

2017 has come to it's final chapter. In few days time, we'll be saying hello to 2018.

Nearing to the end of 2017,  I wonder to myself - what have I done along this year? Have I tried to improve myself,  is there any achievement that I got, what have I done wrong and etc.

Not over thinking but self reflection. I think I didn't set any new year's resolution early this year (I think so), so there's no need to check on that. Kan?

2017. I don't get to blog much this year. But, I made my effort though.


Entering new year with a new relationship status. In the movies, the guy would go down on his knee and propose to you. Fancy dinner and a bouquet of flower. Well in my case, it wasn't like that. It's merely a simple conversation that we had in a car and the question pop out. So, this month was more about visiting and getting to know each other family.

On a different note, for the first time ever - I won an oven! Grand prize during JMC annual dinner. Weehuu!


Something unexpected event happened here. All this time, I thought that it will never happen till the time come. Emotionally after the event, I was feeling miserable.

Happy events - Sumandaks Aneys got engaged! I myself, kena risik. Hehe. In which, I was ask to hide somewhere during the process. Haha


Penang trip with Wakau Clans; everyone were still here. I'm the so called main character during this trip and there were some issue needs to be settled. Thank God it went well, and I'm indeed grateful that Anty Sigu made it to the trip.

I had a challenging task this month,being an OT. I was referred a dynamic splint, which is something I never done before. Honestly speaking, I don't know how to do at all. Got scolded by the specialist up to the point where he questioned my qualification. Thank God for the guidance and assistance from my OT friend, I was able to fabricate that splint. Phew


I passed my BLS course. Wow!

We had a last minute plan - Wakau's short trip to Kundasang & Ranau. The place we stayed was big enough as there were at least 20 of us.

Another trip to island. This time around, in Pulau Pandan Pandan KB with my colleagues. Sunburn!


I got engaged! Zal got engaged as well, the day after. Haha. We didn't plan it on purpose.


Another Sumandaks got engaged, Fenny! A week after me and Zal's.  The month that I need to fully utilized my owing hours because after this, no more. Phew.

In my  June edition - I felt burn out with my routines. I'm aware of this term as I learnt that back in uni. Back then, I felt weird why would someone be burn out with their work. Now that it hits me, it's not to get rid of it.


I started doing baby steps preparation for the wedding next year.  We went to Bridal Fair and asked about the packages. Not cheap I could say. 

Uncle Madius got admitted to ICU. His condition was quite critical at that time and he needs to go for surgery.

Another last minute plan. UKM Borneo Gang reunion at Rachel's house. It went well. I would love to stay longer but I can't.


It was raining heavily few days of this month and it was flooding in Wakau. I was home on that time.

Church friend from KL came to visit Sabah and I became the unofficial tourist guide. Haha


My favourite month and this year, with lots of public holiday. 

My second climb,  post earthquake. 
Losing Uncle Madius
My dessert 28th birthday! Day spent well. Hehe


Another item in the wedding checklist - checked! That was, attending a 3 days pre-wedding course. 

Cik Casey came to visit with her little family. Initial plan was to join her in Kundasang, but the date clashed with the course. But, managed to catch up for dinner.

Bad weather + heavy rain. Flooding again. No electricity, no telephone line.

Anty Sigh admitted to HDW. 


The unexpected news. 


Final chapter.

Annually Ekon's gathering, this year in Tungku, Lahad Datu. I was not planning to go at first since I only have 1 AL left but my parents insist. Just so that I can join them, we went there early Saturday morning, at 4 am and arrived there at 1pm. It was a bumpy ride, I vomited a lot of times. Miscommunication occurred about the homestay direction, dad got so mad that we went back wakau on the same day. Phew

Last minute idea on doing DIY fireplace christmas deco at home,inspired  by the deco here in JMC.

Joined carolling here at Metro Town for the first time. It was tiring but I enjoyed it.

Sumandaks annual gathering. I got a sandal from Rai!

Wakau Christmas gathering. I got a shirt from Aunty Tuna!

Attending bridal shower for the first time. I am the only one wearing a not so according to that theme that night, which is black and white. I wore white but with colors at the front. Haha

2017 - you bring lots of memories,mostly being as a first timer in certain stuff. I had my faith challenged  a lot this year and it did frustrates me. But all in all, I'm deeply grateful for the experiences I gained; may it be positive or negative.

2018 - I have plans for you and I look forward to make it happen, with God's willing. Amen.

P/S : 2017 inside stories is in multicolored font. Haha. Sorry but let it be then.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Throwback #2

Facebook memories 6 years ago
Another memories pop up from Facebook.

2011 - senior years in UKM. I was busy with clinical postings, case studies and presentations, thesis writing. A lot to deal with back then. Mimang stress gila ni musim. Phew

I did share about it here. Hehe

It feels funny to read back what I've shared on that time.  I was like, "Astaga! Begini ka pula saya dulu?", " Saya ka yang tulis ni?"

A bit childish, I would say. Haha. But, yeah. That was me and I now agree to the statement that people do change. Positive and better change lah kan.

I mentioned about a Dr in that inside story and guess what? We are working in the same place now. Haha. What a small world! That Dr remembers me. He refers patient to us, Rehab Team.

Ok,enough with that.

Main point is,  nothing is impossible when you believe in God. I'm not simply saying this but I've experienced it myself. Hold on to Him even when it feels like a dead end. Have faith.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

When Should I Quit My Job?

What should I write for today? I'm done with my patients for the morning and lunch break is like 2 hours away. Phew. Let me think....

Oh ok, got it. I've watched this video few months ago, shared it on FB as well.

This is a video by Peng Joon - When Should I Quit My Job?

Learn and grow, and you paycheck will grow. Really?

From this video:

Always place growth first and the paycheck second, only if you have the time.

Before leaving the company,ask yourself. Is this company challenging you? Are they constantly taking you outside of your comfort zone so that you can improve?

So, for me - since I've been feeling demotivated with my job recently, let me just do a quick assessment on myself.

My job, has been challenging me,taking me out of my comfort zone but not constantly. Previous post, I mentioned about how I got burn out with the routines. Good news is now, I tried to break it, changing it once in a while.

And, I've been telling myself - good things will come to those who wait patiently and be grateful.

When should I quit? Actually, it is time.  But,I have bills to pay. Quitting just like that is not a smart move. So, I'll wait.

If  you don't like where you are right now, just move. You're not a tree. Yes, I'm not one. Haha

Friday, November 3, 2017

Anty Sigu.

When I was a kid..
"Anty, buli ka tulis nama pakai huruf kecil?"
..... "Amu buli. Ngaran nopo nga mesti pakai huruf besar."

After mass brunch conversation..
"Nak, moi yato akan hilo Luyang la. Ih haro steambot b*bi."
......" Ba,buli bo. Hujung bulan la Anty. Gaji po. Hehe."

Last Monday as I dropped her to school..
"Nak, haro RM 100 nu ka? Poloso oku po da. Amu ku nakasampat minoi atm konihab. Saya mau  belanja tu budak sekolah."
......."Haro bo. Dapo kio."

And I never thought that Monday was my last conversation with you.

You have always been a good listener and very supportive in what ever things that I've shared with you. All these years, you have been fighting with your sickness, never even once showing us how weak you've felt inside.

I am still in shock. I'm writing these in tears. God loves you more and you are now in good hands.

Rest in peace Anty Sigu. I love you . You'll forever be missed.

Sunday, October 29, 2017


I was in the church whatsapp group. So, somebody posted about that particular day readings and reflection. These words caught my eyes.

"Kalau kekecewaan kita kerana kita merasa dan sedar bahawa sikap dan perilaku kita tidak sesuai dengan apa yang diharapkan Allah, kita harus berjuang terus untuk memperbaiki diri kita. Kita harus kembali kepada Tuhan kerana Tuhan sendirilah yang mampu menguatkan kita untuk sampai kepada akhir perjuangan dan perjalanan hidup kita."


If our disappointments is because we felt like our actions do not match with what God wants, we should fight to be a better version of our self.  We should come back to God because only He can strengthen us till the end of our life journey.

Sorry for the direct translation. Not that expert 'though.

Firstly, I'm not that religious or holier. Attending mass every Sunday doesn't make me one but I do accept Jesus as my savior; and this tiny faith of mine had kept me going for years.

I believe that each of us, I mean being Christian - we do face challenges in our faith, and it comes in different form.

 And,  this is the most faith- challenging year for me.

Honestly speaking, I've been disappointed with myself lately. I'm aware, that as human we'll sinned. We tried hard not to repeat the same mistake but yeah, it is not that easy as ABC. I know this is not right, but sometimes, I do wonder if God has really forgiven me or will He forgive me again if I kept on doing the same thing over and over.

Have mercy on me Lord. Amen

P/S: I tried writing this entry in Malay but to fail attempt. Conversing and writing is two different things ; Malay writing is not that easy but I'm not that expert in English as well. But it felt more humane and normal when expressing your inside stories in English. Haha! #siscubatau

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Blessed beyond measure!


I'm not lucky, you don't know how much I've prayed. 

Well, I second that. For what I am, and what I've been today, there will always be that inside story. 

Officially 28 and yes, my birthday spent well. 

Years before, I love the idea of  given something that I really want on my birthday - dress, airtime reload, mobile phone, cash money and etc. 

Now that I think of it (I need to, now as we have this birthday exchange gift) - I am clueless! I don't even have a wishlist. 

I guess, it's no longer about the material gift. I'm grateful and blessed beyond measure to be surrounded with good and genuine people - mainly my VIPs.

Presence, attention and time worth more than an Iphone. But, having presence + attention + time + Iphone at the same time - why not! Hehe

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Throwback Birthday

Hello 24th September!

When I was still a kid,birthday is something that I would always look forward to. Mainly because I get to eat cake and of course the birthday gift.

I don't really remember how I celebrated them all back then - but I'll try.

My first ever so called happening birthday party - when I was 12 years old. Why? Because, it was at Karamunsing's KFC (back then, KFC was only available in KK area).  Small part of KFC was closed for my party and we had games session before the cake cutting. I was so happy - mummy bought me a special attire for this, ordered a big Winnie The Pooh's cake and my friends gave me mostly Winnie The Pooh's gift. I still keep them with me.

My 13th birthday, I remembered getting a birthday wishes from almost everyone of my batch. Feeling over the moon although it was just a simple wish.

When I was 14, I wanted to stay awake till 12am. While waiting, I wanted to iron my school uniform. But, I was so damn sleepy. So,my dormmate offered to help me. Thanks,you!

On my 15th,16th and 17th birthday, Didie sent me a KFC meal along with a birthday card. I was deeply touched and ya, I cried while biting the chicken. Haha

18th birthday - BF on that time, sang me a birthday song. Sent it via Bluetooth a day before and asked me to only open it on the actual day. Haha

21st birthday - was in Genting Highland and had donuts as birthday cake. Thanks Geng Borneo UKM!

22nd birthday - was in Melaka for clinical posting. Birthday lunch treat from my fellow coursemate.

23rd birthday, my first ever surprised. Roommates aka coursemate surprised me with cupcakes.

24th on the 24th!

Enough with the throwback, I guess.

With each coming birthday, I felt the difference. I changed a lot.

But all in all, thank you Lord Jesus. I am grateful for your abundance blessing.

Happy 28th Birthday, dear self! 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Letting Go

The hardest part is when you need to let go something so dear to you.

Over the years September had always given me the positive vibes. Still is. But halfway of this month, another unexpected loved one left us. I knew all along that you were fighting hard with your illnesses, that I have faith in you -  you would come back strong.

Indeed, God knows better. You're in good hands now.

Rest in peace, uncle.

The Climb

"Not my first climb,but first time jadi tukang urus"- that was the caption of a photo that I posted on FB few days ago.

Yes, I went for my second climb to Aki Nabalu. This time, with my loved ones plus two newly-become friends.

Comparing the latest climb to my first, I enjoyed the latter one. Why is that? First and foremost, the group that I'm with -  my dad, brother, cousin and of course I had my so called personal guide Incik Tunang.

Secondly, the weather. Thank you Lord! The weather was fine. I thought that it was going to rain but it's not.

Thirdly, in terms of fitness. I trained regularly compared to the first climb and yup, it helps. I'm quite proud of myself that I was able to ascend and descend within the expected time. As in, I managed to reach on time for the buffet dinner (my motivation. Haha!) and descend before 4pm the next day.

Did I reach the summit this time? Haha
Did I? Well, that's a secret. XOXO (I'm a gossip girl fan,still)

Another adventure list checked for this year. For now, I've achieved my goal - to experience the summit trail of pre and post earthquake. I felt like, twice is enough but who knows in the near future, aite?


Friday, September 8, 2017

It's September!

I'm not busy but it's just that inspirations don't come that often these days. Phew.

Earlier this month, I got a text saying that I'm entitled to a I-forgot-how-many-percent discount if I purchase any of Body Shop item.

And today, another text with almost the same content from Watson.

Well, hello September! My favourite and of course, my birthday month. 2016's September had been productive. It'll be the same for this year except it comes with lots of public holiday. Yeay!

Stay tune!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

It feels now

I was scrolling my tumblr through web just now (because the app is not working anymore. Sad!) and I saw what I posted years ago.

So me right now. Hehe.
This is exactly what I feel right now.

I am in need of a vacation. I just want to travel away from my typical routine even for a short while. Yogyakarta is the place that I have in mind for now. I just love the nature view there. But when to travel? I'm not sure .

Get paid for doing something I love has been my goal for the past 2 years but to no success yet. I love doing DIY and craft; hence I plan to turn my hobby into bussiness. I did make an effort, though!

I'm thankful to have circles of people that always support me. This is, I guess being around genuine people. I don't have many but I guess, it's the quality that counts.

Finding ways to love the same man over and over again may not be easy but I'll take that challenge.

#fingercrossed. Amen.

Friday, August 18, 2017


Ultimate desire.

For today gospel is among one of my favourite.

"So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together,let no one separate"

Matthew 19:6

Next year then, with God's willing. Amen

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Throwback #1

This was 5 years ago.

Wow. Thanks FB for this memory. I remembered feeling extremely happy when I got the result. Hard work paid off.

And here I am today, an Occupational Therapist - OT.

I may at times feel so burn out with my job but all in all, I'm glad and thankful to be an OT!

Looking forward to more adventures as an OT.  Hehe

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Childhood baggage

I saw this one TV ad about child abuse - that was like  20 years ago,maybe? All I remembered, I was still a kid back then.

It was a song, played with clips of picture about children get beaten up, scars everywhere, crying and a lot more. I remembered one clip, a weaken child, somehow on a folded mattress trying to reach out.

I saw this ad more than once and as weird as it may seem, there's this feeling that stays with me up till today, on and off. It was like, being stuck in something, trying to get out but can't. Just like the child in a folded mattress. At the same time, feeling breathless.

Come to think of it, I would have felt it after a not-so-good event. Just like today, I feel it again because of a last night story.

I guess,it's a baggage that I've been carrying all this while and it's not easy to get rid off.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Comfort zone or burn out?

wake up at 5 - ready for work - work, work, work - home - shower, dinner - tv  - sleep

This is my daily routine and honestly speaking, I'm getting exhausted with this train of events.

Been working here in *** for almost 3 years (if I were to count from the first day I came for duty). Working half day on Saturday, on call for every Sunday and public holidays and still, with no salary increment. Plus, the same old work routine almost everyday.

I am exhausted as well with these routines.


I wanted to lose weight or at least get the body shape that I've been dreaming of. I've imagined myself so into this exercise + diet thingy and voila, I finally own that body!

Reality is, I only go exercising like once or twice a week. During the weekend, I eat like a monster. I have the desire but I don't have the motivation. Uggghh

In terms of career development, I really want to try new OT areas and of course, the surroundings.  But being in private sector and I don't want to leave KK, the choices is quite limited. I'm still hoping to get into government sector but I can't be really depending on it, right?

I have a lot of things in my mind, I mean I would like to do and some of it,I did but halfway only . Phew.

Like joining mandarin class for two years but never really try to practise it ; enroll self into sewing class, bought the machine but still doesn't know how to sew with it ; went to piano class, bought a piano but stopped after I passed the grade 1 exam.

Well, it sounded like I'm merely complaining or dissatisfied with my life. Mind you, I'm not being ungrateful with what I have now, but I'm just a human and keeping it all inside, is so not me.

I'm more than blessed with these things now but there were times I thought of taking a break, the need to step out of my comfort zone.

But, I don't have that confidence nor courage to do both.

How la?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rainy May

It's raining outside

I don't remember May being the month of rainy season. I mean looking back from the previous years.

And now, it has been raining since Monday.

As odd as it may be, I somehow like the idea of rain but not the heavy one. A medium sized rain perhaps?

Personally, it is actually quite calming listening to the rain pouring outside. Back in uni, when it rained I'll cover myself in a blanket and slept the whole afternoon. Oh, how I missed those days!

Since I couldn't do that now,  let's just imagine then.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chapter 5 of 2017

There were moments that I almost gave up on this inside story of mine. But to think back, of all the years that I've poured into this blog, I couldn't leave just like that.

So, I decided to stay and will try to blog every time I can.

As of today, a lot of things happened and mostly, it was unexpected. Be it a good one, nor bad, still it was indeed among the least to cross my mind.

And as of today..

I received a shocking news - uncle, whom is a family friend passed away last night.

I will soon, going to enter into another phase of life. Thank God.

I love flowers but the idea of caring for it make me think twice.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Self reminder - You can do it !

It has been like this since forever. We've always been scared of what people or the society are going to say.  We are like, trying to please them - indirectly saying.

Since I am naturally a so-called-coward person, doing something out of my routine or perhaps the unordinary is quite challenging for me.

I do want to make a lot of changes in my life.But, I don't know where to start.  I end up keeping my plans on hold aka procrastinating and slowly it fades away. Fuhh.

Early this morning, a good friend posted a video on Facebook. Thanks,by the way. It is indeed a self reminder that I need to step up and do more for a better me.

"If I have more, if I have less,doesn't matter. I worry about myself. The fact that you're worrying about other people's accomplishments is already a losing formula."


Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Still with the same temptations.

" A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ,because He was the only man who never yielded to temptation,is also the only man who knows what temptation means - the only complete realist."

C.S Lewis, Mere Christianity

Fighting this temptation is indeed challenging for me.  Maybe I didn't try hard enough but I've prayed for it everyday.

There were times that I manage to get over it but mostly, I failed.

Help me Lord, for I am your weak servant.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Get things done

Word of the day - Procrastinate

I bet, everyone has this and  I shall not compare myself. But personally, I consider mine is among the worst. Haha

Here's a list of things that I should've done but ....

1/  My father suggested to me that I should buy small pillows. So,
     that I can put them at the back seat of my car - Early 2016
     Action : It's 2017 and I haven't buy any pillow. 

2/ My father asked me to pick some family picture, to print it and
    frame it - 2016

    Action : I only pick the pictures. I haven't reach the printing and
                  framing stage.

3/ I had my DIY mode activated in the early 2016. So, I made an
    owl, 9 of it actually. The plan was to put these owls in my car
    for deco purpose.

    Action : 50% done. 

And the list goes on. Phew.

If yesterday was about how to get started,well today is how to be less procrastinating. Both are quite challenging.

I was determined to be less procrastinate for this year. 2017 resolution. Maybe. Perhaps. Probably. I'm not sure.

Well, I may not be able to fully follow my resolution but one step at a time is way better than nothing.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Getting started

I saw this one sumandak on my insta search page, and guess what lingers on my mind?

" Waaaauuu! Punya lawa dia ni.."

And yes, I now have my Insta account. Thanks to Zalia and Terry.

Well, surely this sumandak posted a lot about her life event. One thing that attracts me to stalk more, aside from her beauty - is her work out/ gym routine.

New year resolution for 2 consecutive years, is to get fitter and healthier. But,to fail attempt. Haha

First few months of the year, I am and was motivated to get myself into this active lifestyle. But,doing it all by myself it's not that easy. I'm so tempted to just being lazy me when I get back home from work.

So, getting started is the hardest part for me. Haha. Phew!

Any tips for a beginner like me? 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 inside stories

I slept early morning today and yet, I'm awake already.
Never mind. Happy New Year 2017! 

Annually, I was supposed to blog on the very last day of the year, which was yesterday, to recap on what has happened in 2016. But, last night was a bit hectic. So, ya, I decided to do it today then. 

January 2016

Well, early in January, I noticed that I am growing apart from you. I know, it was not a good feeling at all, but I can't help it. But, I tried hard as if nothing was happening inside me.

Unplanned trip was actually the best trip ever. Right? So, me and my Sumandaks made a surprise trip to visit Aneys and Fenny. What a day! :)

February 2016

My  issue was at its peak at this moment. I really felt that I need a get away from all of this and since I've been longed to go to a retreat, I made it to  Kaingaran, Tambunan.

This month, another not really planned trip of Sumandaks outing - a picnic at Sorinsim, Kota Marudu. I guess, I drove my baby jazz a bit rough that I hurt her. :(

March 2016

Starting of a not so good month for me. After the retreat, I felt calmer but the issue got a bit more complicated. I requested for my personal space, to sort things out. Somehow, somewhere on that time, I felt that, it won't turn out well but I prayed harder.

April 2016

I've asked around, I mean my besties about my issue. Their answers was actually the ugly truth that was a bit hard for me to swallow. I felt like everyone was pointing their finger at me and blaming me. So, I went for another retreat.

I tried doing things out of my comfort zone - as in suddenly joining a run, KPJ color run.

May 2016

This month was my turning point. Despite all the negative feedback that I got  around me, I decided to do what my heart felt like doing so. Thanks to Anty B, for her encouragement words which was actually true.

So, after being in a relationship with this someone for almost 3 years, I decided to quit.

On a different note, another spontaneous trip. This time not with Sumandaks, but with the Wakau Clan. It was indeed great!

June 2016

I started to feel alone in a crowd. I guess that was my reaction to handle a break up for the second time. Not that bad compared to the first one but it did sure affect me. I tried doing a lot of things, making myself busy or trying to sleep early almost every night just to get through the day. Thanks to my Sumandaks and that few someone who was there during my down moments.

I went to my Grade 1 piano exam and I passed! Weehuu!

Unexpected trip again - this time to Beluran, to visit Ronn's school.

July 2016

Picnic time at Malangang, Kiulu. I consider this as a last minute plan as well.

Losing my uncle unexpectedly. 

I tried wall climbing for the first time and it was awesome.Hehe

August 2016

I started doing a part time job as a tutor. Well, it's not as easy as I thought but thanked God, I managed to go through each week. Haha

I went to another OT course.

September 2016

September was my favorite month and yet a busy month. Each week with a different event to attend.

The first week, a wedding I attended with my father just because we  were both invited. Haha
Second week, became a psalmist during Diana's wedding day in which I've never expect it could lead to something new. It's a long weekend for this second week, and I'm glad I was able to spend them with my family.
Third week, I was doing studio recording for the Melodi Kasih 2 album. Thank you Lord for this great opportunity.
Fourth weekHappy Birthday Self!. Earlier, I planned on going for the Retret Panggilan on this fourth week. But I guess, Lord has His own plan for me that suddenly, at the 11th hour, I couldn't make it. 

October 2016

Penang trip with my colleagues! Hehe

Unexpected FB message from someone. Hehe

November 2016

Ronn's Convo trip to KL. 

December 2016

It was a December to remember.  Family gatherings, sumandaks meet up and spending Christmas with someone new.

All in all 2016 was a mix of many events. But, I am very grateful and thankful Lord, because I did get my answer.

May 2017 be a good and blessed year for everyone of us ! Amen