Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just some updates

The last couple of weeks have been rather crazy and busy. I'm just going to blog about some of the happenings randomly, in no particular order or importance.
  • Langkawi trip - This was a trip I had been excited about for a while. It came upon me so quickly and so suddenly that I was almost unprepared for it. I had been so busy that I did not realise that I was days away from the trip. Then I was up to my neck scrambling to pack and to make sure my children's needs were all attended to in my absence. All in all, I had a good time. I felt bad as my apartment mates did not sleep well, but I slept so well that the who island could have shaken and I would still be asleep. I enjoyed the time we chilled, the shopping we did and the craziness we displayed the whole time we were there. It was wonderful to just throw caution to the wind and not be teachers for those few days. What I enjoyed the most was forgetting my role as somebody's someone. I was just ME and not someone whose identity depends on my relationship with someone else.
  • Preparation for Celcom SOX Drum and Dance - No I did not do anything actively because it is NOT me who have to perform and compete. But I have been busy stressing over the girls and also over the votes. I have been rather upset and annoyed (to put it mildly) with some people due to their lack of commitment and discipline. I understand exams are upon them. What I cannot understand is how they claim to be so involved and committed and yet not attend practices, and are not bothered to give reasons for their non-attendance. Supposedly they are busy with exams, but they are also so busy on Facebook and other social networks and other things. And that irritated me to no end. On top of that, they think that as long as other people send in SMSes to vote, they do not have to vote. So why do I bother? Sounds familiar as I have been through the same kind of thing before : the students taking things for granted and taking me for granted. They are so easily satisfied with mediocrity and do not strive for excellence. Perhaps they just cannot aim that high and do not foresee themselves achieving greatness. How sad it is!
  • Doing HOUSEWORK! Housework is NO fun. I don't like it but I have to do it due to the lack of a domestic helper. I have to learn to close one or even both eyes to things that are not high in the list of priorities. Seeing to the needs of the 3 kids and the BIG kid is no joke. Nevertheless, I am thankful for the help that I have been getting from some people. No longer do I have the luxury of just leaving chores to someone else. My time at home is no longer mine, except when the kids are not at home.
So these have been keeping me busy. More to come. Can't update more. Just too tired and my brain is not working well anymore.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Thanks to Anas Zubedy, I am reposting this logo here. May 13 is approaching and it is time, after 41 years, to recolour the day, the people, the nation. I will not write anything on it, but I would like to encourage anyone reading to go to Anas Zubedy's blog. I have tagged his blog at the side.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Getting people to vote

It is crazy getting people to vote. D*starz needs votes from supporters. I don't hope to be right on top, just to be top 3. I really do hope that Sri Aman will rise to the occasion and vote for us.
If you're still following me, here is what you do :
Type : SOX DANCE01
and send to 33396.
Sigh ... I am all stressed for this, plus some other things. I need to relax. Not good for my blood pressure.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

SOX Celcom Drum and Dance

Today was supposed to be a rest day, one of those public holidays we have. But as things go, I was in Taylor's University College Lakeside Campus instead for the competition mentioned above.
Since it was the regional heats, we have to compete to qualify for the Finals on 5th June.
Baby Starz did quite well, although they had encountered numerous problems in the week or so leading to today. I shall refrain from ranting about some people and their attitudes but ... well, there were plenty of those. And to give credit when it is deserved, I think the girls did a good job and held their own against more experienced competitors. Kudos.
D*starz managed to qualify for the Finals. In the process, there were moments of panic and hair-pulling moments. I shall not elaborate, but suffice to say that in spite of the major infractions, we still made it. Of course, it would have been good to be without the problem that occurred but, no point looking back and pointing fingers to blame people. I am proud though, that Meetra went on with the routine in spite of the "malfunction". Very professional. Hmmm. I don't think the "malfunction" has ever happened in a competition before, not here anyway.
So that's my Labour Day ... tiring but ... I'm looking forward to 5th June.