Saturday, January 26, 2013

new color

New year, new me!

This is quite a bit late change for me but what can I do? Salon is overbooked I only manage to squeeze myself for yesterdays sched.

It took a long journey before I reach that salon. Almost an hour ride in metro and quick taxi trip. It's not the nicest salon but they manage to give the services not badly as what I've read in the reviews (I bought the services pack in cobone). 

Had keratine treatment (which smells awful), full coloring (I asked for darkest shade which is blue violet but turned out a bit reddish wtf), gold mask (which I got several breakouts when I got home) and hair trim (for this one, I got a very poor service as I don't think the lady who trims my hair knows how to properly trim). Overall, I still find the finish product good but so smelly.

Am actually excited for tomorrow as I badly wanted to wash it. Don't care even if the instruction says after three days. Geez, my hair feels so heavy, lumpy, and smelly. Eeewww!

I think I spent seven hours in that salon. And coz of that, I missed Gab's birthday party :(

I was in metro when I got a call from Jaq that Anna got rushed in the hospital so I don't need to go there. I'm actually planning to go to the hospital but I don't know where so I just decided to go home.

Since I'm not in the rush, I tried all the public transpo that day - metro and bus. Going home, I literally ran for the bus as am still far from the bus station when I saw the bus coming near. Maybe I look like a crazy running lady but I actually don't care. Bus is full but luckily I manage to squeez myself inside.

Unfortunately, when I come down, I didn't see the sidewalk humps and I tipped and fell on my knees in front of the bus where all the people saw me (inside and going inside). Mia was also in the same bus helped me to get up and had this mix emotion of laughing and feel sorry for me. She was too kind to like carry me but I told her am perfectly fine and we started to laugh. Well well, am still lucky I didn't got serious injury from that fall aside from a large bruise on my left knee. And luckily, I was wearing jeans. Coz if am wearing shorts, I dunno what will happen to my knee.

Since I missed the 8:30pm bus, I decided to go with my pizza cravings and bought a box in Papa Johns. I was in a real hurry so when the staff told me that solo size is not available, I didn't hesitate to go for the double. And when she asked if I wanted the meal for two package, I just said yes and asked to prepare it as quickly as possible. She said she will try to have it ready by 20mins max. I got worried coz I don't want to miss the bus again but I don't have any choice but to wait. While waiting, I remember my voucher that will expire the next day so I just bought some headphones and memory card. Then I came back exactly 20 minutes later to get my pizza. I just realized that their cheesesticks was as big as the pizza that I ordered wtf! So it's like I have two boxes of pizza, not only good for two but three I guess. 

So when I reached the flat, dunno if my flatmates were there so I started eating it. I only managed to eat four slices of pizza (what a shame :( ) and the rest were set aside in the fridge. 

I got so full and watched movies the whole night. I watched "the hunger games" and there was this one part that I got surprised I wasn't able to supress my scream (sorry dear flatmates). Then this new flatmate came and couldn't open her room's door and had to ask me to open it like their door is different from other doors wtf. It's not like am being a bitch but hello? Commonsense where are you? If key is not working, you have to decide whether to knock and risk of waking up your roommate or call housing staff to open it for you as I don't have any special abilities to open the lock of other doors.

Anyway, I feel bad afterwards as I promised myself to be nice from now on. Uh oh.

Btw, I saw the Ntrust link my brother in law sent to me and it's a nice video. It's about their company's raffle contest winner. Surprisingly, this kinda motivate me to use mine. Haha..

Here's the link just in case anyone like to view it:

Tata for now!

Friday, January 18, 2013

holy moly!

Next week I will be on CTC training (sun, tues & thurs) which I suddenly realized a wrong decision of mine as these are the days that am so fucking busy.

Well, since am already got nominated and got included in the list, there's no turning back.

They sent me the docs to fill out I think three days ago but ignored it thinking it's just some kind of questionnaire I can fill out later. Last night before I went home, I remember about it and hastily printed it without reading as am planning to work on it during weekends.

Today I took it out of my bag and to my horror, I saw that aside from the questionnaire, there is this one form were I need to answer it together with my manager and under it, it needs to be signed by both of us. Uh oh.

Here comes my dilemma. I already advised my manager that I'd go directly to ICRS on Sunday since am planning to take the 9am bus (I can sleep more and wake up later). I don't want to pass by in the office just to get his signature as I don't want people to see me. But I seriously don't want to show up in the training room without it as it is some kind of a sign of being irresponsible.

So am currently devising a plan what to reason out why I don't have the signed form.
  1. I forgot to bring the signed form as I left it in my drawer
  2. I wasn't able to get my manager's signature as we were so so busy last week
  3. Pass by in the office quickly and get Nabil's signature

I have one more day to think. I need to decide quickly tomorrow the latest. Oh god, my brain is suddenly fried!

Oki, one pic I found from the departmental lounge fb site:

 our group shot - the first batch of departmental trainers ^_^ (though I look so fat and wasted during this day)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

the secret

I feel thankful right now. And I feel positive over things.

I'm not sure if many have noticed but last week and previous previous previous weeks, I've been feeling so negative I couldn't see the beauty of the world anymore. I've been clouded by so much darkness I couldn't comprehend what's the best thing to do anymore (kinda exaggerated but it's true).

Then last Friday while waiting for Jackie, I passed by in the bookstore to look for some books as I wanted to go back to my old habit of reading an actual book and not an ebook. On the corner I saw the book "The Secret". I know I know, I'm a late bloomer again but I actually known this book since last year but I'm just being a kuripot to buy one for myself. I even practiced doing it and it works. So I can say this is quite effective in some ways.

Since I'm being so negative, I decided to buy this book to atleast enlighten myself. And I can say, it works.

Before, you will never see me smiling anymore in the office. And people began asking me the same question over and over again, "are you okay?" that it irritates me more to no end. And effect is no good.

But after I started reading this book (I'm still halfway reading it), I'm trying to get rid of anything negative in my mind. I saw one funny picture in facebook and I screenshot it (since I cannot save pictures when I'm using mobile fb) and save it in my computer in the office so whenever I feel that I'm feeling irritated, I'll just look into that picture and instantly, I want to burst out laughing.

This is one of the lessons I got from the book. What you think, your thoughts attracts things. You are a big magnet. So if you're thinking negative, bad things will happen to you. But if you think of positive things, good things will happen to you.

So last Sunday when I came to the office, I only think of good things and it started to enlighten my day. Some even say that my aura is so different from last time they saw me. They even told me whatever I did during the weekend I should always do so I will remain my good aura. So I promise myself, from now on, I will continue to do this.




I decided my New Year's resolution:
  • I will save money
  • I will try to fulfill my dreams of going to the cities I've always wanted to go to (Tokyo, Paris, London, New York and Santorino, Greece)
  • I will smile and be more friendly
  • I will stay positive no matter what happen
  • I will be always thankful in everything that I have

Though I wanted to add more, I think these are my top resolutions that I wanted to do. No need to write a long list when at the end of the year I will not be able to even fulfill even one.

So, tata for now! :D

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

happy new year!

New year, new beginning...

I still can't believe how time flies so easily. Yesterday it was 2012, now it's 2013.

A lot of things happened in 2012. Life changing happenings. So lemme recap it:

Been so worked out with work I almost lose my mind

Went home for vacation after more than two years and attended my sister's wedding

Went for my national ID, after a long long time

Stayed in IC Abu Dhabi for a girl's day out.  Also did for the first time target shooting. And attended the ATM white party as part of the flash mob.

Went to Oman for a short trip. First trip in GCC.

Went to Jordan for a few days and I saw the historical Petra and Dead Sea. Also visited Ferrari World. Then annual staff party.

Went to Georgia. And just as I came back, I got the surprising news ever at work.

Ramadan season so I didn't do anything much but drunk a hell lot. Month of being a scary gaga.

Got this cooking craze and starting following youtube videos.

My birthday month! Went to Sri Lanka and for the first time, experienced a cancelled flight and be a lay over passenger.

Celebrated my third year here in Dubai. Start of the fuck off month.

Feeling so worked out that makes me wanted so badly to resign. And I got sick - big time.

I may regret a lot of things that I've done but somehow, a lot of things (some a bit more crazy) made me really enjoy life like never before.

The last months of the year were really giving me a hard time that pushes me to my limit. Now that I think about it, maybe I started the year in that way.

Now is the new year, a lot of things will happen. And I hope good things will happen.




Currently watching "Titanic". All time favorite. A real tearjerker.