I am a noob in sophisticated gadgets and I am absolutely one of those aliens who think that investing in such gadgets for expensive amounts is a little bit wasting. Well, I am not saying anyone in particular; I am saying about MYSELF. I guess that is because I have no fanatic interest in them. For books, travelling – is OK; but for gadgets, I’ll be thinking a lot before I buy anything (except for laptop; probably!) although I may somewhat afford to buy (albeit exhausting every sources I could siphon out!).
So, after 6 years of using the obsolete Sony Ericsson w300i – with the screen went blank and volume gone-that-you-have-to-use-speaker-to-talk, I have decided to buy a new one when my Sony Ericsson’s charger went KAPUT. Coincidentally, it was exactly the end of the month, nearing the Payday but I am in tight water now as I have to pay for a summon (YES!) and also the lawyers’ fee pertaining housing documentations – BUT, I have no choice but to buy a new one; after all, I am also relying my ALARM CLOCK with my mobile phone! Of course, if I were to buy a new one, I would want it to be a worthy; not just another “grab-whatever”.
Sony Ericsson w300i – Oh… it had accompanied me from Banking Days to Teaching Days (6 years!). Forever missed. R.I.P.
To cut the story short, went to The Mines, exhausted all the financial source I had ( I literally gone penniless at that state of time, of which I never experienced before. Kinda scary!) and got myself Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500. There went my RM700 away! But you know what, it’s just a matter of time and I actually really need that! Love the easy-breezy mode and as I am getting accustomed to the ‘touch screen’ (I was a key-pad generation!), perhaps I will upgrade to smartphones, who knows? – if I got extra cash.
For some pampered brats that Mamma and Papa still buy things for them, this is just nothing. But for a working adult like me, RM700 is a lot! Yeah, maybe because I am not into gadgets – travelling and other stuffs with that price is OK for me; but gadgets? NEED TO THINK A LOT.
Indeed, I have to confess that buying the mobile phone had somewhat jeopardize my personal financial ledger. How am I going to wade the murky water? You know, ALLAH SWT is Great. As a fragile, forgetful and weak soul, I sometime felt so embarrassed. I admit there are times when I am too absorbed with the ephemeral world that I tend to neglect The One. But still, there are so many grace and bless bestowed upon me. Alhamdulillah Ya ALLAH. I hope I can improve myself….. *sigh*. You know, God works in a mysterious way. Alhamdulillah Ya ALLAH for enlighten the darkness and alleviate the woes by granting a few opportunities.
House???? To much to settle; financially, emotionally, physically. But, oh…well.
Cash flow-in from Night Classes (both Science & English) for Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6 -under the wings of Kak Fidah has somewhat alleviate the woes in financial. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah.
Life is beautiful and mysterious. Be grateful, Alhamdulillah.
And recently, I’ve also just received another translation tasks – to translate a few journals from English to Malay Language. Passion and profit intertwining and hopefully, it can help to assuage the burden for this month. This time, it’s mainly about the Human Resource journals. Kinda interesting; such as :-
- “The Role Of HR Practices In Managing Culture Clash During The Postmerger Integration Process”;
- “The Effects Of Downsizing On Labor Productivity : The Value Of Showing Consideration For Employees’ Morale And Welfare In High-Performance Work Systems”;
- “Individual And Contextual Correlates Of Managers’ Attitudes Toward Depressed Employees”;
- “Socialization Of People With Disabilities In The Workplace”;
- “Linking Human Resource Practices and Organisational Performance : Evidence from Small and Medium Organisations in Malaysia”;
- “Gender & Employment Involvement In Malaysia”
Of course, the real workload in school is piling as well. So little time, so much to do! But….all in the name of Positivity! I can do these, Insya ALLAH!
Sometimes, I always fantasize myself as the United Nation’s Interpreter ala Nicole Kidman in her film “The Interpreter” when I do my translation part-time. It’s just so cool. Hahaha.