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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Baby-faced Beauty

I have finished watching Baby-faced Beauty - a Korean drama which has 20 episodes. The story is quite relaxing for me to watch. It has all elements - comedy, drama, and some slight intense moments in it.

The story revolves around four characters - Lee So Young (Jang Na Ra), Choi Jin Wook (Choi Daniel), Ji Seung Il (Ryu Jin) and Kang Yoon Seo (Kim Min Seo) and there are also few strong characters in this drama.

The story is about Lee So Young who is 34 years old but accidentally has to lie about her age in order to get a job as a designer at a very established clothes designing company - The Style owned by Ji Seung Il. Many interesting incidents happened to her and Choi Jin Wook from the beginning of the story to the end of it.

For those Korean drama fans...this light drama should be watched because it is quite interesting to watch and I like this drama for it is not so heavy for me. You should try to watch this drama to ease your tension at work or for a fan like me...I'm just addicted to Korean Dramas....I have to feed my addiction for my own sake....:)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hikmah senyum dan sabar....

Mengapa terlalu banyak hati untuk dijaga? Mengapa terlalu banyak perasaan perlu diambil kira? Mengapa perlu berhati-hati semasa berbicara? Terlalu banyak persoalan sebegini seringkali menghentam perasaan dan minda saya.

Sebagai insan kerdil, saya tidak lepas daripada membuat kesalahan. Malah kadang kala diri ini juga sering ditindas oleh segolongan manusia yang mungkin dari segi pangkat dan darjatnya lebih tinggi daripada saya tetapi zahirnya tetap manusia biasa di sisi Allah S.W.T.

Namun...saya tetap perlu menjaga budi bahasa dan tertib bicara walaupun ketika itu perasaan marah meluap-luap dan keinginan yang tinggi untuk membalas perbuatan mereka yang kurang berhemah dalam pergaulan. Saya kurang pasti akan kebolehan mengawal amarah saya (panas baran sedikit....) tetapi pesan emak yang sentiasa saya pegang.....Biarlah orang menyakiti hati kita dengan perkataan, balas sahaja dengan senyuman. Nescaya orang itu yang akan rugi.

Itulah hikmah kesabaran dalam menangani isu kehidupan saya seharian yang sentiasa berdepan dengan pelbagai jenis manusia. Sabar dengan kerenah suami dan anak-anak....sabar dengan kerenah pelajar-pelajar...dan sabar dengan kerenah pihak atasan. Siapalah saya untuk membentak-bentak dan bermasam muka.

Kadang kala sakit di hati tiada siapa yang nampak....mujurlah ada tempat mengadu (terima kasih ya suamiku).   Kepada golongan yang suka menindas orang lain dan kurang berhemah dalam mengatur bicara....sedarlah bahawa anda telah melukakan perasaan orang lain. Walaupun mereka mampu tersenyum, tetapi luka di hati sukar untuk dirawat. Tindakan anda itu akan meninggalkan kesan mendalam dan kemaafan sukar untuk diberi...

Mungkin saya juga hipokrit juga...tetapi saya perlu menjaga hati dan perasaan orang lain walaupun perasaan marah itu membuatkan saya terseksa sendirian. Kalau saya membalas perbuatan mereka dengan kata-kata berbaur marah...mereka akan mengingati saya sebagai seorang yang pemarah. Jadi, biarlah orang mengingati diri saya sebagai orang yang sabar dan mampu untuk bertoleransi...jika saya sudah tiada kelak.

InsyaAllah....

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pindah lagi....

Bulan ini baru masuk bulan ke-5 saya berada di Jengka, Pahang selepas ditukarkan ke Bahagian Matrikulasi. Saya ke sana hanya sekadar membawa pakaian dan keperluan yang penting sahaja - ibarat berpindah sehelai sepinggang.

Nasib saya agak baik kerana ada juga insan-insan yang mengasihani saya dan menawarkan tempat tinggal yang selesa. Kadar sewa yang agak tinggi menjadi beban kepada saya yang terpaksa membayar pelbagai jenis hutang (memang tak dapat lari pun...) dan jika hendak membeli rumah pun, harganya menyamai rumah di Kuala Lumpur.

Maka...saya terpaksalah mengemas rumah di Rawang untuk membawa sedikit perabot dan barang keperluan lain ke Jengka. Kebetulan pula, rumah di Rawang sudah ada penyewa...maka kasihan pula dengan penyewa yang terpaksa bersesak-sesak dengan perabot saya (maklumlah...niat di hati nak tinggal di Rawang sehingga pencen).

Jadi...dengan rasminya saya akan menetap di Bandar Pusat Jengka (Bandar Tun Abdul Razak) sebagai ahli baru negeri Pahang....Alhamdulillah...kini sudah tempat berteduh yang selesa dan rakan-rakan serumah yang sporting lagi baik hati.

Dan yang paling seronok...saya menghantar Ardini ke rumah pengasuhnya yang tidak jauh dari rumah warden (saya menetap di rumah warden) dengan hanya menggunakan stroller sahaja...tidak perlu membazir minyak kereta. Suasana yang nyaman pada waktu pagi amat menyeronokkan buat saya dan si kecil. Walaupun kerja dalam waktu pejabat, saya tidak rasa terbeban kerana saya hanya perlu fokus terhadap pengajaran dan pembelajaran tanpa ada kerja-kerja lain (yang menyusahkan saya selama ini...)

Alhamdulillah....doa saya dimakbulkan lagi....:)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Planning for a short break...


Thinking of living far away from twins makes me a bit frustrated. I can't entertain them as a mother should do. So, by having few days off from my work, I'm planning to have a short break with them - no more work and no more thinking about continuing my unfinished work.

So...where should you go for a short break? Even for only a day or maybe only for few precious hours with your precious children? Working mothers would like to have a rest on weekends just to relax themselves although during that two-day-off they still have to do their usual chores.

Here are some activities that you can do to entertain your children:

1. Go for a picnic - seaside, river side, or near to a waterfall. Don't forget to bring their favourite food
    along.

2. Do a window-shopping activity - it would be fun because you need to relax your mind and your brain.
    Don't concentrate on buying things because it is for you to walk slowly especially if you are in expensive
   clothing department - just enjoy the scenery of expensive clothes that you could not afford to buy...:)

3. Have fun at a theme park - children would love it so much...you can just watch them playing happily or
    you can join them too. Being a kid is a bless....

4. Have lunch / dinner outside - select a good restaurant. It is good for family gathering because the
    atmosphere is so relaxing. Eating with family is one of the easiest ways to be connected to each other.

5. Watch some movies - at home or in cinema...let them chose the movie that they want to watch. Buy them a
     big size popcorn and the favourite drinks...they will enjoy sitting there with you.

6. Go shopping for groceries - kids love doing this. Let them push the trolley be a grown up for a while. Ask
    them what to buy...at least what they like for dinner. It shows that they have the responsibility as a family
    member. It's quite different from window-shopping. Just make sure you follow your budget for that month.

7. Bake a cake / make some cookies - they would enjoy it very much. Let them be the chef for a while. You
    are there just as a helper for them. They would brag themselves for days if their cakes / cookies turn out to
    be delicious.
8. Ask them...Where do you want to go? What do you like to do?...without hesitating, they would love to
    answer your questions quickly.

Hope you would enjoy your day with your beloved ones - I know I will!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Practice makes prefect...

When my students asked my permission to practice for their Speaking Test this week, I felt overjoyed. Their enthusiasms make me jumping to the air - this is what I have been waiting for since day one of becoming a teacher.

They know that they are having troubles with speaking, so by asking my help, I felt that they really look up to me as a teacher. Although I didn't feel good last night (for having a mild cold), I tried to entertain and help those students.

Many students out there are having difficulties in Speaking Test for MUET but most of them are not asking any helps from their teachers. I do believe that only by practicing, they can succeed the test especially if they don't use the language in their daily life.

I have the same problems way before I succeeded as an English teacher. Thanks to all my English teachers since primary school up until my English lecturers in Universiti Putra Malaysia, I have been quite good with the language itself.

So, I will try my best to help my students this week in practicing their MUET Speaking Test. I hope they can converse comfortably without having any nervousness while speaking in front of their friends and not to forget the Examiners...

All the best....!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

49 days...

My tears kept flowing through my cheeks last night - after the last episode of 49 Days (Journey of a soul). I have watched these long 20 episodes for 1 week (busy working)...and the story is quite sad and so many lesson to be learned. It's not that I believed those things so much, but the true meaning that lies in the story makes me so sad...

The main character Ji-Hyun's (Nam Gyu-Ri) involved in a car accident and caused herself to be in a comatose condition for a period of time. Koreans believe that souls have 49 days on earth before they can continue their journey to another world 'above'. So, she met the Scheduler (Jung Il Woo) who helped her to finish her unfinished business - whether she is going to live again or to be transported to another world.

That's when she has to possess Yi-Kyung (Lee Yo-Won) to complete her journey to become alive again because it is not her time to die yet.

This story involves so many big names in South Korean film industries. The moment that I remember is when Ji-Hyun said that she wants to leave a good remark of herself towards her family and her friends. She doesn't want them to feel sad for their lost - they should cherish the time being instead of being demotivated from the lost that they suffer.

 Although the story is quite sad and deep in their emotions, but still I can relate it to myself as a human being...we cannot run away from death. You might 'cheat' death few times, but when the time comes, you don't have any choice - you cannot run away from your destiny whether you are old or young, healthy or sick and not to mention if you are good or bad.

If you are a Korean drama fan, you might like the story...although the ending is so pitiful for all the characters involved. The story gave me strength to live my live to the fullest.....

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mentally and Physically PREPARED

The thought of living together in Jengka made me happy, but something good has happened to my husband and he asked my permission to stay working in Kuala Lumpur. I was quite sad at first...


Later, we have discussed really thoroughly about our family matters. So, we have come to our final decision - we are going to live 'separately'. Not in a bad way, but for the time being I will live with my three children while he is working in Kuala Lumpur. Every weekend we will see each other either in Kuala Lumpur or Jengka.

I have never been apart from my family before, but now I have to be mentally and physically prepared. I guess some people out there have the same problem like mine, so I would to share some tips that help me out in case I miss him so much....or if you miss your loved ones too.

1. Give them a call - every day and every night.
    Just to hear their voice will make you happy. Ask anything although they are simple questions. 

2. Say that you love them so much.
    It is to show how much you love them and there'll be no regret later if something bad happens to either of 
    you - not that we ask for anything bad to happen...but still, showing your love means a lot to your loved 
    ones.

3. Send love messages every day.
    Just like people who are in love, it is not wrong for married couples or even parents to send love messages 
    to their loved ones. Just to show their love to each other.

4. Set time to spend some quality time between you / with your children.
    Have dinner together, go shopping, or even bring your children to the park. They miss you a lot and taking 
    them to a park or any places shows that you concern about them.

5. Remember special dates.
    Birthdays, anniversaries, or any other important dates in your family should be remembered although you 
    cannot be together with them to celebrate it. You might celebrate it later, but still, call them during that 
    particular celebration.

6. Buy something when you are visiting them.
    It is not necessary to buy expensive things - just some chocolate bars would make them jumping to the sky. 
   The important thing is for you to arrive safely, but stll...children love something to eat or to play with. Not to 
   mention your spouse....

There are many ways to prepare your mental and physical to make you strong enough to face the days without your spouse or your family. I try so hard to be a strong wife and mother - for I know that sooner or later, I would be living alone too...waiting for my judgment day to arrive. So, I better prepare myself mentally and physically to become a better person.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Jengka oh Jengka....


Minggu pertama selepas tiga bulan bercuti merupakan  minggu yang paling sibuk. Susah hati dengan anak... susah hati dengan silibus pelajar dan susah hati dengan masalah rumah sewa (di Jengka ini...rumah sewa amat sukar kerana biasanya 'disimpan' khas untuk pelajar UiTM yang disewa mengikut kepala). 

Akhirnya saya terpaksa menempatkan Ardini di sebuah Taska setelah agak sukar mendapatkan pengasuh di bandar ini. Memanglah naluri ibu itu agak tepat...taska itu tidak dapat memenuhi kehendak saya sebagai seorang ibu. Maka, saya mula mencari taska lain sambil berdoa agar saya mendapat pengasuh yang lebih menyayangi Ardini seadanya....Hampir seminggu saya mencari pengasuh dan juga rumah sewa di bandar Jengka ini. 

Minggu kedua...Isnin...saya menempatkan Ardini di sebuah taska lain dengan harapan menggunung supaya dia lebih selesa. Hati saya masih lagi kurang selesa. Kebetulan pula perbualan saya dengan seorang kakitangan di sini amat menggembirakan saya kerana isterinya ingin mencari bayi untuk dijaga. Pucuk dicita, ulam mendatang. Saya sangat-sangat gembira kerana doa saya dimakbulkan. Ardini tampak selesa dengan pengasuhnya malah dia sudah mula ceria seperti sebelum dia dihantar ke taska.

Yang pasti...saya lebih selesa menghantar anak saya kepada pengasuh yang dapat menumpukan sepenuh perhatian kepadanya daripada menghantarnya ke taska yang hanya bergantung kepada jumlah bayi yang ramai untuk mengaut keuntungan. 

Alhamdulillah....urusan anak sudah selesai. Masalah rumah pula memeningkan kepala saya. Usaha akan saya gandakan...moga kali ini urusan saya akan dipermudahkan Allah....

Doakanlah saya supaya tabah mengharungi hidup mendatang bersama kembar dan si kecil ini tanpa ditemani bapa mereka yang terpaksa bekerja di Kuala Lumpur mencari rezeki di sana....

Thursday, October 6, 2011

'Walking' for a good heart


Tired of your hectic life in the office? Try having a short walk in the evening... it might help you to ease your stress a little bit. But...try to walk in a slow pace. Breathe in and out slowly while walking. This can help the oxygen to go directly to your heart and then to your brain.




Some people like to use the elevator although they are going to the first floor...why not climbing the stairs for a change? It helps to burn out your calories - especially after having lunch. Try to climb the stairs slowly and breathe in and out slowly. It is actually helping you out in many ways to be a healthier person.

I like to have a short walking too. Being a teacher, I have to walk to each class every day. Sometimes walking can be so tiring, but I just consider it as an exercise because I don't really have time to exercise at home. So, if I have walked to classes every single day, I hope that my heart is getting stronger day by day.

If you don't really have time to exercise, why don't you try walking in the evening? You could walk to the nearest shop instead of riding your bike. Sending your kids to the school can be an exercise if you are walking with them (only if the school is near to your house). There are many ways to promote walking habit in your daily life. This doesn't require you to spend money to buy expensive machine to help you to work out. Walking is actually a great way to release your stress, especially if you are walking in a green area - it will provide plenty of oxygen for your lungs.

So, why don't you try walking for a change? It might help you to live longer....

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