Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A boring life?

OK, so my mum `complains' that all I write here, well, most of the time, are on my hobbies, my passion for my crafts. Err....can I help it if it is something that I am so passionate about? LOL! *grin*

Well, for one thing, I can't write and won't write much about the politics of the country since I don't want to get myself into trouble for saying the wrong things because I am a servant of the government of the day.

I will, however, post certain opinions on certain 'political issues' if I feel that it really gets to me and I need to get it off my chest. But, for now, I will just let the `current issues' 'plaguing' our country pass.

I do, however, find this article written by Zainul Arifin titled "A Charade that shows up in our political naivety" in the New Straits Times on Wednesday, 2nd July 2008, interesting.

He akins the current issues like being under a circus' big top. Hmmm......

I am not going to go into depth of what he wrote, but I do hope that our politicians would stop bickering with each other and just get on with the job of running the country. It's been more than 100 days since the election, and them being our representatives to voice out our grieviences and look into our needs should do just that - to 'fight' for what is best for us, and not what is best for them.

I quote a paragraph from Ainul's article that said,
"Politicians need to be careful. If they keep this up, they could be found to be irrelevant. People might soon wise up and see that the country is actually being kept together by civil servants".

That should make all civil servants proud to be a servant of the government! *wink*

Anyway, back to my `boring life', LOL! *wink* I wish I could blog about my travels, but I don't have time to travel for leisure. Most of my travels are for work. It would be nice if I could travel to interesting places like what my sister-in-law in the United States is currently doing. You can read it at her blog at http://www.photoblog.com/elinordin. Some people are so lucky! *wink*

My work is too hectic with very little time for leisure. Whatever 'leisure' time I have is spent at home doing household chores. When you have to do household chores, that is not considered as leisure time, right? LOL!

I have no maid to help me, though a weekly maid comes in for four hours on Sunday mornings to vacuum, sweep and mop the floor, and clean the bathrooms. If I feel a little bit more relaxed, I would do some crafting to release stress as my job gets more and more stressful.

Saturdays are spent taking my son out to his activity classes, and then, it's family time for the three of us. I enjoy these precious outings, but it's not interesting enough to blog, as all we do is go out to shopping complexes to shop necessities and eat. I am not a 'shop till you drop' kind of person, although I do spend quite a lot on craft stash. LOL! *wink*

Hmmmm.....neither is my life interesting enough *wink* to appear as a compere on CNN like my sister working in Renaissance Kota Bharu is doing. BTW, congrats, sis!

My sister, she's pretty, so I guess she's got the looks to do that kind of job. Me? I am just plain Jane. *grin* I get recognized for the things that I am capable of doing AFTER the job is done well. But, both my sisters, on the other hand, are pretty, who tends to make heads turn when they are around, and gets the job first because of their looks, and then, it's a try-out to see if they can do the job. So, OK, usually they do get the job done well. You see, we siblings are such talented people! *wink*

Am I sulking? LOL! No, not really. Noticed that I am laughing? *grin* I know my capabilities, and I know what I can and cannot do, and to be recognised for a job well done on many occassions that has surprised many, makes me feel good about myself, although I don't let it go to my head. My feet is still firmly on the ground. *smile* Must be my upbringing. My parents has brought us up well. Thanks, Ma!

You know, actually, I do have a lot I want to write about. I have a lot of things I want to say, and it is not just about my crafts. I have a lot of opinion on everyday life. I do want to put them down in words, but, my free time is so limited, and I am usually so stressed out coming back from work, and then there is the dinner to get ready, and my son's school things to look into. By 10.00pm, my eyes are almost closed! LOL!

To write, I need to be in the right frame of mind, or, it must be something that I need to get it off my chest. I used to be able to blog during lunch time in the office, if I am not rushing to go for another meeting in the afternoon, but, of late, I seem to be constantly in a panic mode, because I am now doing project management, and I have to be on top of things all the time.

My reporting must never be in the red that indicates that my project is late. I need to constantly update my report and monitor to ensure that the projects are running smoothly. I find myself breathless at times, when I cannot get the officer in charge to explain to me why the project is late, and my boss is breathing down my neck to get the report out.

Oohh! It's a challenging life, but, heheh..not interesting enough to blog about, or is it? LOL! *wink* Maybe I should blog about it? If I do blog about it, at least I can get it off my chest, right? LOL!

OK, it's late.....I need my `beauty sleep'. LOL! Yeah, right, like as if I will wake up feeling and looking like a Miss World tommorow morning! LOL! *wink* But, one day, I hope that I will wake up, and feel like I am at the top of the world! *wink*

5 comments:

Janet C said...

An interesting insight to a "boring" life! *_^

... ... ... ... ... ... nik elin said...

You know Nun, sometimes its crazy. As your older sister, I was never a good person to emulate. I had always wanted to be creative and hardworking like you, not to mention, talented too. But I was more of the lazy one, always looking at the mirror to make sure I still look good.

You on the other hand, can bake cakes and cook meals while I SLEEP away waking up only to enjoy all the food you had prepared.

So feel blessed with what you have. I feel blessed to have you as a sister.

Datin Nik Zaharah said...

Everybody has their plus points.As a mother I am so proud of all my children.What u wrote in yr blog r indeed interesting.Infact sometimes I wish I could write as good.Ma

Nik Adura said...

Kak Nun, I don't quite agree with your comments on having just good looks to get your job done! We need brains here not just a dumb blonde. I work day and night and nobody said that it's because of looks! btw yeaa.. it does play a bit of role... LOL!!

Za said...

Read clearly, dear sis. I wrote that good looks will you get the job FIRST, because they like the way you look. Whether you can do a good of it takes 2nd place.

I only get a `job' after someone noticed that I am capable of doing a good job of it. My looks does not count. *grin*

Ok, now are we going to argue about this? LOL! *wink*

Ma, and Lin, thanks for your support and kind words.

Love you, Ma, Lin and Chik!

Thanks, Janet, for droping by!

hugs!