I've been through some really tough times these past few years. It's not a sad story because I think I came out of it alive and even more motivated.
Things I've learned.
Things I've learned.
- I've realized that some people are just born shitty
- Not everyone's going to like me, no matter what I do. It's futile to try, so, I've stopped doing that
- Time is really short
- Goals is one thing, achievement is another
- Shitty people are everywhere, you'll meet them. I did and the only fightback I have is to get up again and stand tall
- Everyone has a story
- If not now, when?
- If I don't try it, I'll never know
- There's a lesson in everything - good and bad alike
- Slow and steady is better than fast
- I have the best family I can ever ask for, considering my personality - LOL
- I can't hang onto the past. I have a tendency to do that
- Choosing to be home or work from home is one thing. Being forced to and threatened with prison time to not step out of your house is quite another story
- It's OK
- I believe in Karma but I think Karma may have something against me - LOL
Anyway, here's a round-up of some of the stuff that has been going on in my life, Movement Control Order and all.
Young people who believe they know everything are arrogant
I had this team member who was all but a new graduate. She just learned what UTM stands for (this is a web term which stands for Urchin Tracking Module) and when someone in the sales team asked her what it was, she scoffed and asked me, 'How am I supposed to connect with someone who doesn't even know what UTM means?' *eyeroll*
I was a little befuddled.
Kiddo, that's why people ask questions. Because they don't know. At least they have the courage to ask you about it instead of hitting Wikipedia just so that they can pretend they know exactly what it is.
Fun Read: When you tell people you're from Malaysia
I've worked with people from all over the world - the United States (for the longest time), the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany Poland, and the likes.
An American once commented that he liked it that I was scrappy and I was like 'What did you just say to me?' To this very day, I don't know what he meant but I'll take it as a compliment.
Another Australian asked me what my Native Language was after five-minutes into the conversation and he commented that I didn't sound Malaysian. His rationale was that most Malaysian has a Malaysian accent and mine was a twist between British and American and something-else.
During a conversation with an Indian nationale who is Switzerland also commented that I had a British accent.
I...don't...think...so. My kids and I have all been accused of having an accent just for speaking in complete sentences. I guess that's what the world thinks of us and I don't really care anymore.
Anyway, here's a quick read on 7 Things That Confuse People Overseas When You Tell Them You're From Malaysia
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I am the kind of person who can sit around in a cafe ALONE watching others go about their business and come up with ideas to write about. With nothing but the cracking walls in the apartment to watch (there's only so much Netflix and Kdrama one can tolerate), I've been a roller-coaster of ups and slumps.
It resulted in this article: How this Writer is Making it Through the Covid-19 Extended Lockdown in Malaysia
But we're surviving. The sleep schedule is screwed but hey, I can work any time, anywhere...and isn't that the ultimate dream for a mid-life crisiser? #LOL
Medium Partnerships and Collaborations
To be fair, I am still trying to figure this one out. Blogger is one thing, Wordpress is a money-sucker, but Medium is a whole new ballgame.
I recently joined (not only as a paying reader) but also as a contributor to several publications started by others. So, there I sit and wonder, 'Can I start a publication of my own? What on earth would I write about? Who is going to read?'
The cruel joke is SO WHAT if they read?
But I am still trying this out and see where this takes me. Even when this notification pops up, I don't know exactly what it is supposed to mean.
I think they're going to feature the article somewhere but...where do I find this publication'Global Medical, Economic Crisis' publication? And when is it going to be published?
Apparently, this article has been selected for something, I'll find out soon enough. Working with Remote Workers Efficiently in a Global Medical, Economic Crisis
Anyway, I am just trying this out to see how Medium is working its way around the Content Marketing industry. I've joined the Medium Partnership program but as far as I know, Malaysia's not even in their radar.
If they approached Bank Negara Malaysia, the BNM people would like 'Apatu dia cakap ni Medium yang itu kena ban sebab SawarakReport!?!?!'
Working from Home Giving you Health Problems?
And by the way, I kind of liked this article This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Work From Home.
Neck, shoulders, hips, eyes, leg cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome, back aches...everything hurts.
I think it has some great advice which you can't really carry out when you're stuck in an office. For instance, giving yourself 15-minute break to make delicious blueberries-green tea and listen to some jazz jam.
I am not even going to Grammaly this blog post so, if you find grammatical or spelling mistake, please pretend I did it on purpose.