August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017

A SEA Games Post, I Guess


I am so not into sport but I do love to watch national live games sometimes, no matter how dumb I am about that particular games, albeit everyone does. So the fact that we tops the medal tally with 145 golds which apparently made us the overall winners, really made me feel proud as a Malaysian. 

In response to the SEA games came to an end, let's talk about some things or issues related to it.

Opening ceremony
I don't think I can skip from talking about this hot topic. I watched the opening ceremony and I must say it was so UH-MAY-ZINGG! The futuristic concept was conveyed so well especially the part where our beloved diver, Dhabitah was flying to ignite the giant torch. I felt so proud knowing that we have the capability to conduct such an outstanding event.

Rimau is so cute
When our mascot Rimau first appeared, I'm sure we can't help but think that this fellow is so cute. Rimau's popularity further exploded when he made a twitter account and every interaction of him with Khairy Jamaluddin (KJ), the Minister of Youth and Sports was so adorable. Whoever was behind the mask really made a good job at being a cute Rimau.

Football match tickets
I don't have the place to criticize how they organize the ticketing system, or the venue so I don't want to comment on that. I'm sure they did their best in organizing and hoping for the event to run smoothly, I mean nobody wouldn't want that but things just turn out not like what they expected to be. I'm just furious at some people sick mentality, who bought too many tickets and selling them with marked up price even for 10 times more. The excuse of they were queuing so early to get the tickets are a total bullshit because there were other people who didn't get the tickets though they did queue no later than these touts.

Hate comments
Despite having these proud moments where our hard working athletes contributing to make us lead the medal tally, we still have hate comments about them, especially Muslim women athletes, I am so sick of comments about their aurah. I'm clarifying here that I'm okay for you to give good advice with nice words on that topic but mean comments with curse words are so disturbing. The same goes when Thailand won the football final match because of our keeper own goal. It's a mistake which nobody wanted to happen especially our goalkeeper himself so cursing him for it is a big NO.

But of course, the best of all was the announcement of a public holiday on Monday by our Prime Minister during the closing ceremony.
Happy holiday guys, have a good one!

Till then,
Lya.

August 7, 2017

August 07, 2017

Do What You Love


I believe that most parents would like it for their children to go for the career path that has a clear view of a 'promising future' and plus with big salary. Well, my parents are like that and to their pleasure, I just started that type of a career they wanted me to have.

But I hate it. Or maybe I'm just not used to it yet?

It's the first time in my life that I don't feel the love in the thing I do. I may have complained all the time during my study days and my past career as an assistant architect but by the time I changed to the 'promising future' career, I realized that I actually enjoyed my previous job. Though I had overtime almost everyday and my salary was lower, I definitely loved those days way better.

I now realize that money can't actually buy you happiness. What's the point to earn more money but you have to wake up every morning feeling shitty to do things you don't enjoy doing. To me, it's not worth it at all.

Now that I'm living that life, I'm advising you, especially youngsters who are yet to start your working life, find something that you love first and strive to have that as your career, definitely not the other way around. I used to advise people that you just need a job and you can slowly love the job though you don't like it at first. No, I find it's so hard to try to love your job.

But of course, though it's hard, we really should make an effort to try to love the job we're working on and that's what I'm currently trying to do. Since it's our responsibility, we also must do our job diligently with integrity no matter how much we hate it. Hopefully, we'll be fine and start enjoying the work we love in the future, eventually.

And that's the end of me complaining on my current life as the first post after so long hiatus teehee.

Till then,
Lya.

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