Friday, February 20, 2009

Back to the Blogging World... yeay.....

It has been a while hasnt it?


So many things happened around the same time that I just needed time out. Life is a bit different for me now, but hey I'm not complaining. Infact I'm enjoying it. All the worrying before, mmm.... buang masa aje..... hehe...


I was retrenched in December. It was a big blow to me although I knew that sales demand has been low for quite sometime. For the first time since i finished my studies almost 20 years ago, I am jobless. I felt numb. I felt so small. And I would never ever thought that the feeling would disappear in just 2 days! hehe..... thanks to hubby for the emotional support. I also made the decision that this is it. Early retirement for me.... yeay.... I'm just not in mood to start over at a new place, AND especially knowing that it would be a miracle to get a job 5 minutes away from home and with the same salary that I used to enjoy.


Ah, baik duduk rumah, enjoy melayan the kids... and then kebetulan something came along, and since its related to education, memang i minat sangat2 although I'm not the type who would cari income like this. I'm doing it part time, so adalah jugak extra income. But the most important thing is I love doing it because its education related...


Now ni tengah terasa sangat that having 4 kids ni sebenarnya takla ramai sangat. The house seems a bit bigger, rumah macam sunyi aje. Only me, hubby, Pu3 and Zaryff aje at home. Yeap, Anastassia dapat masuk boarding school. I am so happy for her. Having said that, bab nak masuk asrama ni is a nightmare to me. I am still sore about it, so less said about it the better. Incase you're wondering, its a technical issue.... just because she got more than one offer. Okay nak tutup buku la.... but she is so so lucky to get that school. Fullstop. Taknak cakap pasal benda ni la... for now la..... hehe


Zaryff is now in the midst of competing in the State level Swimming Competition. Since its his first, I do not expect any medal. Pu3 could not compete although she was eligible. Her school malas nak buat pemilihan and just ambik budak-budak tahun lepas. Good la.... macam ni ke Cluster School? Pu3 was very frustrated, kesian dia.


Pu3 ada Art competition this Saturday. She's also busy practicing with her Choir Group. So at least tak terasa sangatla pasal hal swmming tu.


I started on a diet 2 weeks ago. I tak makan nasi..... kalau teringin sangat i jamah sikit la..... So far I gave lost 6 kg..... ok tak? hehe.... so another few kgs to go for my desired weight. I hope i tak fail and gained back the weights i lost. It did happen before tau.... So nak buang nafsu makan i ni jauh2..... hehe


Read that some of you bloggers met up yer..... Jealousnya!!!!!

29 comments:

zino said...

wellcome back.. to the blogging world.. mungkin boleh start buat business from home..

Zabs said...

Salam Helena,
Nice to hear from you again. Semua yang berlaku ada hikmahkan. Cuma kita perlu lihat dari pandangan yang positif.
Saya ada juga jumpa beberapa bloggers. Boleh baca disini:
http://www.onebreastbouncing.blogspot.com/.

mom-of-three said...

Helena, ni yang E-learning tu ke? Apa website, ek? Sounds good because it can pinpoints where our kids' weakness are.
Your daughter dpt > 1 offer for boarding school? Wow, so impressive. My friend still x settle2 pasal his son, who also scored 5As tapi even x dapat SM K*V. Dapat KYS ke? Or same school as her sis? I was in SSP to sent my relative earlier this yr, form 1.

rose said...

hai akak...miss u..dah lama tak update blog ya..

kita ade berita gembira.. jenguk2 la blog kita ya..

ape2pun..tahniah untk anak akak..dah masuk boarding school..n dapat more than one offer..its WOW!..bukan senang tu..:-)

sya said...

Welcome back.. aha kan ada rahmat di sebalik segalanya.. ur posting sound very relax tau compared during those days.. take care ok

rizza said...

kak Helena.. baru muncul... lama tak baca celoteh akak...

ok.. have a happy weekend...

Helena said...

Hi Zino..... thx... it sure feels good to be back ..... to be able to share my thoughts again...

Boleh dpt income from home. Life for me now is more relaxing.... and I can enjoy the kids more...

Helena said...

zabs, thx for dropping by...

Yes semua yg berlaku ada hikmahnya ... When it first happened, I was devastated. But now.... rasa macam okay jugak.... Duit dalam bank pun dah bertambah.... hehe

Oo the blogger meet? Nanti Helena baca kay... thx....

Helena said...

mom-of-3, hey long time no hear!

Yup e-learning... you can go to www.scorea.com., you can pinpoint the kids weaknesses with minimum supervision... Something tat used to take a lot of my time before, itupun i tak tau in detail sangat their weaknesses pun unlike with score a.

If you're interested, boleh dgr talk on it every Wednesday at 8:45pm kat S**ni*h Villa Clubhouse.. but do let me know if u're coming k... boleh jumpa nanti...

Yup my girl got more than 1 offer. But its not really a good thing. We were going all out for school A. And she got it. Happy sangat. But school B gave offer letter first, so have to go to B. Tried to change to school A, but school B don want to let go....

But still, mmg bersyukur la cuma ralat sikit.... SMK K*V requires both koko and sukan wakil sek minimum. I heard ramai gak yg dpt boarding school bulan ni, so bolehla merayu lagi sebab tmpt dah ada kosong lagi kat situ...

hey your kids still swim?

Helena said...

rose.... wah congrats!!!!!.... hehe.... i terus check your place, tapi tak baca lagi la.....

Nanti later i baca and give my comments there okay dear...

yup syukur dapat masuk boarding school. Mmg best dpt more than 1 offer tapi realitinya amat memeningkan. Esp when she had to let go the school yg jadi her 1st choice tu. Having said that.... memang bersyukur la... mana tau outcome dia from this school would be much2 better than if she were to go to the other school kan...

Hey take care yeah..... manjakan diri tu hehe

Helena said...

kak sya... hehe i sounded relax? Puas i reread my post tapi tak prasan la pulak... But i guess org yg baca would know more kan....

As Zaryff would say after i announced that I would not be working again.... "YEAY..... Mama tak payah pergi keje lagi!!!"

hehe...

Helena said...

Rizza.... itula.... its good to be back....

Ni nak start blog hop balik..... dah ketinggalan zaman nih....

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Helena, regret to read of your being laid off.
But glad you being positive about it.
I can imagine how you feel though. No more getting up, rushing thru everything.
And all the office meet datelines, pressure, stress and office politics, ha ha...but most of all missing the close friends.

For me, I laid myself off, and to top it, left the country, relatives and friends to start a new life.
It was a promise I had made to myself for neglecting my wife years while I reached for the stars in my career.
Now being retired, I devote everyday to her, but not Queen control to every beck and call, ha ha.

You stay easy and keep well, best regards, Lee.

Helena said...

uncle lee..... just came back from your place.... no wonder no one's home.... hehe.... i was hoping for some teh tarik and donuts you know...

thx for the nice and encouraging words..... I'm enjoying life as a stay at home mom.... life is just great! *wink*

Marisa said...

congrats to anastasia....

maklang said...

lamanya tunggu nak update...

Tak pe..kalau ada musibah, InsyaAllah rahmat Allah menunggu tu...Insyaallah..

Be happy ye...:)

wanshana said...

Welcome back, Helena!

I'm sorry to hear about your retrenchment, but, I'm happy to hear you in such an ultra positive mood. That's the way to go, dear. Everything that happens ada hikmahnya, insya Allah.

And congratulations to Anasstasia. Told you not to worry too much about her, kan? So, is she in the same school as Mia? Or do you now have to take turns selang seminggu to visit them?

You're right - bila rumah sunyi sepi, baru sedar anak 3-4 orang ni sebenarnya tak cukup, kan?

Take care, dear :)

jorazak said...

helena
1. sorry to hear that you've become redundant. i hope you'll survive through it.
2. congratulations to anatassia. my guess...school A - kys / mrsm, school B - tkc / stf? hi, hi. i know mrsm offers usually in february, other boarding schools' in january.
3. yeah...keep blogging!

tireless mom said...

Dear Helena

Welcome back. Sorry to hear about your job. Pretty hard eh especially in the current economic scenario. Someone close to me had the same fate, also in Dec last year. Pray for the best.

6 kgs in 2 weeks, that is excellent. I am trying hard to shed some kilos too but the weight problem looks like a yoyo.

Helena said...

marisa, thx dear.

As a mom I'm just happy whenever she is...

Helena said...

maklang..... itula, Helena tak pernah lama menyepi macam tu.

Its just that there are just many things to do, decisions to make and syukur, this is how I want it to be....

Helena said...

wan shana,

Somehow thats how i feel, being positive that is, although tak terniat pun that i have to gear up my feelings towards that. I guess the time spent to decide what is important to be makes me feel that.

Being at home, being with the kids 24/7 is definitely that.

Itula pasal, rumah rasa sunyi la pulak.... Cant wait for the hols to have all 4 under one woof again..

Thanks wan shana... you take care too....

Helena said...

jorazak.....

sedih la jadi org redundant.... huhu.... nasib baik la retrenchment package dia best.... sempatla shopping sakan masa nak release tension..... hehe.....

pandai you main teka2 yer.... hehe

Yeap, its great to be back.....

Helena said...

Hi tireless mom.

Yup economic situation doesnt look good. Right now the company is joining other American companies... they work 4 days a week now.... Business is just not coming in....

The last few days i didnt lose much, maybe 1/2 kilo but I can see that physically I'm looking much leaner, muka pun dah cengkung sikit..... looking forward to lose the additional weight for me to get my target weight... Yesterday I just lost it when hubby bought nasi lemak sambal sotong for breakfast..... Arghh... terus fail... hehe.... tak apa la sekali2 fail tak apala.....

IBU KUMBANG said...

welcome back! sempat kak. mungkin tayangan dipanjangkan lagi.. hehe

13may said...

salam akak...

kita pun dok tgh cuak...ada dgr rumours nak retrench gak kat tempat keja kita :D

Helena said...

ibu kumbang.... yeay! good... good....

The kids would surely enjoy it kan?

Helena said...
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Helena said...

13may.... yup banyak retrenchments going on. Esp US companies. My old company now keje 4 days a week till June... Padahal MNC tu....

Hope everything goes well for you...