Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Hello Again

I’m sitting here in my office waiting for the rain to stop. The traffic jam is pretty heavy down there ~ everywhere I turned, there’s this endless line of vehicles trying to make their way home or head somewhere. I’m not in the mood to sit in a traffic jam today, so I’d rather sit here in my office and wait for the jam to clear.

I’ve called the house and told the children that I’ll be back late. Nasib baik there’s someone else working late here as well, otherwise I’d have to pack up and leave. It seems, this office building is haunted. Some people said they have spotted hantu pocong on one of the floors when they were working late. Some ustaz or ghostbusters have been summoned to halau the hantu on several occasions, but they just don’t want to leave! I’ll be dead if I bumped into one!

Ahh… by the way, it’s now 2nd December already. Very soon, it’ll be end of December and we’ll be celebrating a new year ~ 2009. How time flies, huh? I saw Venus and Jupiter the other night, along with that Cheshire cat moon. I thought that was awesome. Did anyone else see it?

When I look back to the things I’ve done/achieved/not achieved this year, I must say it requires some deep thinking to make sense of it all. Turning 40 may have something to do with it as well. I realized now that as I grow older, the things I do/see/experience are a lot more colorful and interesting as compared to when I was younger, say in my 20s or early 30s.

At that time, there were less headaches. The only problem that I had to deal with was maybe work or boyfriend problem. Sometimes, it was my mum (mainly because she didn’t like the guy I was going out with), but those were nothing compared to what I’ve to deal with these days.

These days, the issues include: How to deal with teenage tantrums? How to deal with a cheating husband? How to comfort a friend who's divorced? How to satisfy a husband?

Just the other day, I heard my cousin, who has been married for 25 years, is divorced by her husband who ran off with an Indonesian maid. A friend just lost her husband to cancer, and another friend is diagnosed with a terminal illness. How do you deal with that?

It's quite mind-boggling sometimes, to think about the issues that we have to deal with as we grow older. But these are the things that'll make our lives richer and more colourful. How we deal with it shows our level of maturity and sensitivity towards others' feelings and situations...

Well, the truth is, there's no point in this posting. I'm just babbling. My mind is not at peace but I need to write something.

On a lighter note, a dear friend is coming back to M'sia for a short holiday in mid-Dec. I am so looking forward to seeing her! After raya haji, MrsNordin & family are going on a holiday. Destination: Jakarta (again). This will be my 6th trip there. I don't know what is it about that place, but I like it there. This time around, my parents are coming along with us.

Have a nice weekend and enjoy the long holiday break!

9 comments:

Madam Tai Tai said...

BJ, who is that friend who is diagnosed with terminal illness? Oh dear..sedihnya.

Yes, the year is coming to an end already. Another year will arrive and another chapter of our lives will begin. Let's hope that we are a lot wiser when we have to resolve issues at home and at work (for you lah ni..). I believe I shall miss 2008. I had a fun year this year, esp getting to know a lot of friends in the cyberspace. Tak lah sunyi hidup di Dhaka ni.

I'm looking forward to see you again. As the number of deaths and illness surrounding our circle of friends increases, it makes me appreciate my friendship with you even more. See you soon, girlfriend.

Selamat Hari Raya Haji. Have fun in Jakarta and kirim salam to Verdi and Fianda!

p.s. Don't get too stressed out with Nizzar ok. Relax and enjoy cuti2 keluarga Nordin.

MrsNordin said...

Now that you've reminded me of that ~ "don't get stressed out over Nizzar" ~ aiyoo... dah stress dah ni! This time, Sri is not coming along. It's just us, my parents and my SIL (Shariman's wife).

I've told myself, this is definitely not my holiday. It's for the children. So I shall make that sacrifice. Lepas ni, boleh pegi holiday dengan Nordin je pulak. Hee.. hee..

Yes, I can't wait to see you too. Hope we'll have more time to catch up on things this time around.

Cheers!

p/s The friend - you don't know her

Ezza Aziz said...

Selamat bercuti MrsN,nanti jangan lupa beli kain batik jawa ...

you take care,ok!

MrsNordin said...

Thanks Ezza. Kain batik jawa saja?? Hee.. hee...

busymum100 said...

MrsN,

Happy Holidays!! Jakarta is too crowded for me, but I would love to go to Bandung (belum sampai lagi).

As for the end of 2008, frust jugak lah, sb my new year "resolution" was to lose 5kg, but instead, I gained 2kg!! Sedihnye.... I thought I've eaten less. Metabolism mmg dah low sangat lah kot... But healthwise, alhamdulillah, so far so good. Betul you kata abt people around us yg leaving, having terminal illness, etc... Betul2 boleh buat kita berfikir panjang....

And I DO miss those who have left me much more than I used to - friends & relatives.

kay_leeda said...

Mrs Nordin,

2008 flew right before our eyes eh?? Sad that it's comeing to an end. Soon it's resolution time again. Uhhh...resolution tahun dolu-dolu pun tak settle lagi.

Anyway, you have a good holiday. Relax yah Ibuk. Nanti di Kota Jakarta tu, pasti hati tambah ceria.

kay_leeda said...

Oppss...i meant "coming"

MrsNordin said...

Busymum,

I think you look great as it is already. Nak lose 5 kg? You'll look so thin lah nanti! Just lose that 2kg and maintain the weight, ok?

MrsNordin said...

Kay,

I never set any new year resolution coz I know I'll never follow. But next year may be different... I'm thinking of what to resolve. But still no idea coz banyak sangat benda nak buat. Have to prioritize!