Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Quarter Life Crisis?

So, you've finally completed your tertiary education and graduated, the most logical thing to do next is to get a good job, earn good money yadaa yadaa. Or so you've been told. Right?

But have you ever find yourself asking, "What should I really do with my life?" "Should I go for a job or should I start something of my own?" "Was I actually interested in my major?" "What if I have passion in different fields that I am unable to find a career that connects all those fields?" "What if I'm stuck with a career that I couldn't connect with?" "What if I don't have enough time to check the '30-things-I should-do-before-I-turn-30' list?"

Well if you've answered YES to most of the questions, then you're surely not alone my friend! Because those questions have been pestering my mind, body and soul for the past how many months, I don't know! Haha. I call this "quarter life crisis" symptoms! And I'm not even 25 yet! Crap!


Now that I've passed that phase,  Now that I've taken quite some time for myself to think about this whole "quarter life crisis" issue and why I've been feeling this way, I hope to share with you people a few things I wish I've discovered earlier.

1) Do not wait until the right time! There is no such thing as the right timing. Because truth is, you have the power to make that second, the right time! Every second counts! Now it is time to really do something or to start doing what you've always wanted to do. And eventually, you will find that you are actually going to the right direction.

2) Don't limit yourself. It's okay to be cautious with things you want to do in life, but as long as it wouldn't harm you in a long run (or short run), just go for it! Do random stuff. Go hiking. Volunteer at the oldfolks home. Plan random weekend getaway. Sign up for music lessons (even you just don't have the musical blood running in you). Or, you can always buy cheap discount coupouns at GROUPON! Haha!

3) Accept changes. Most of us know that our current state of life is not the ideal state that we've always been dreaming of. We want to do a lot better, but only some of us have the courage to accept the fact that they can change their situation. I mean, we are responsible of our own happiness, not anyone else!

4) Don't ponder on the past for too long! It's okay to look back, regret on a few things that we could've done better. Coulda, woulda, shoulda! We're only human anyway! But what's not okay is to think that we could go back to our past and change it. No dude, you don't have the power to do that. So, what you can do is to make your future counts!

5) Never settle for something that is second best. Maybe there are times that you think you've strived hard enough and you just want to settle with what you have. Well, don't! Because you can always improve yourself, do better.

The world is your oyster, baby! Take risks, fail, repeat but never surrender!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

A Post Worth A Thousand Words

I was supposed to write about this long long time ago. But I was too busy and I always wanted to find the right time, because I want this post to be perfect!

But just recently a wise friend said to me, "We are always getting ready to live but never living."

So, thanks to her, I couldn't think of a more perfect time to write about this, but NOW!

People, last 17 February 2011, with all the blessings from God, endless support from two most important people of my life, bottomless words of encouragement from siblings, friends and the greatest companionship of 3years, I've finally graduated with a Bsc of Applied Geology from Curtin University of Technology.


I'm not that smart-a** who could survive a Degree alone. Binge-eating, late-night studies, field-trips, thesis-writing, I owe it most to my batch-mate. So, this post is for these people, I wouldn't be graduating without you guys, seriously!


It was a summer graduation, by summer I mean 38 Degrees Celcius of heat in Perth. I complained to Mom about how hot it was and she replied "This is only panas dunia, not panas akhirat yet." *Gulppp*

So these are my few of many other 'hats-off' pictures. It's one of the mandatory pose people would be taking when graduating. 

Oo well, you only graduate once (unless you want to continue with your Masters), so why not go all out? Haha.


I never knew that graduation caremony could take so long. I mean, I could hear my stomach growling when I was queuing. 

Geology students were among the last departments to be called up that night, so we promised to clap so hard when any one of us was on stage.

 There were so many people graduating, so whenever we got confused, we could just identify each other by the sash colour. The green sash is meant for Department of Engineering and Science.

The one person that was responsible for my make-up and hair-do for that day is my friend here, Farrah Buhtamam. Without her, I'd be looking like a dead zombie. Thank you love!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Maroon 5 Live in KL

Ok this is ancient, but I made it to Maroon 5 concert! Wooohoooo. 

It was unplanned, a friend of mine was selling her tickets on FB, and so I asked Kim whether she wanted to go or not. Long story short, we made it! Haha.

Was never a huge fan of Maroon 5, I mean yeah I know a couple of their songs. 

"I don't mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved"

Because the truth is ..

I . Went. There. Because. I. Wanted . To. See. Adam Levine!!! Oh, my long lost lover.
Okay now, I sound like a sore loser. Haha.

Anyway we had fun although I was basically miming most of the time since I don't know most of the lyrics by heart. Kim was pretty good since she knows most of the songs. Oh, and she caught me googling the lyrics on my Blackberry. Gahhh. *Fail*

 It might not be the best seat, but hey Adam & me, we breathed the same air that night!

Forgive the pictures, we were just trying to get into the mood!

Met Khay at the concert too!

Andddd, I met Yasmin from highschool. What a small world!