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Got my Covid-19 vaccination!

A month plus ago, my company sent out a broadcast e-mail (I assumed to not all, but by batch) that we all can pre-register for Moderna vaccine. I got my slot on 4th May (1st dose) and 4th June 2021 (2nd dose).

For my first dose, it was in the month of Ramadan. So I did not consume anything (since I was fasting) but I was jolly majorly well prepared. My fiancé was supposed to accompany me but told him to cancel his leave because “Ohh I will be taking the company bus”.

Once I got my jab, I waited in the observation room for like around 30min. My experience?
dizzy
difficulty in breathing
fever
giddy

That’s normal. That is totally normal. Totally normal to the point I fell asleep in the train and almost missed my station.

Next day, I felt a bit restless and yes, still had my fever.

pejam celik pejam celik… I received an e-mail saying the second dose will be held at the main centre (my office). Glad, happy because I just can’t bear to be a pillion all the way to Lakeside.

Got my jab around 3.15pm on Friday 4th June. I did not feel any side effect when I was in the observation room so fiancé and I off to Vivo to shop for food! Then… I started to feel uneasy.
nausea
fatigue
fever
chill
headache
vomit

Mind you… second dose effects kick in differently for each individual. I was quite unlucky to vomit 9 TIMES in 3 freaking days!

I called UCC and asked what should I do if the side effect is persistent? They told me to come down to for check-up and sadly, I stayed there for hours because my giddiness made me feel imbalance.

They had to put in drip for me because I kept saying “feels my head is like spinning”. Doctor came in told me the side effect kinda made me have vertigo. The thing is… I do not have stroke, diabetes, kidney problem or whatsoever. It is just probably the side effect of the 2nd dose because different people will have different reaction towards it.

Mine… happened to be vomiting.

Now… my ears ringing are and balance movements all are fine. Physically, I am okay, but ya lah what to do kan…

I got Moderna Covid-19 vaccine and this vaccine has mRNA and it is 94.1% effective. I am not saying this will cure Covid-19 but it is a prevention. Better be safe than sorry, right?

I urge everyone to register and get vaccinated as soon as possible. Not only you are saving yourself, but you are saving others from getting affected. You are saving the world too.

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What’s new?

It has been almost 18 months since I WFH. I should have gotten myself a big work desk.

What are my thoughts about WFH? Well… kinda save my transportation & food money. I don’t really have to fork out on that now but at the same time… it is kinda stressful. I mean… if I had a bigger house and my own room, I don’t mind staying in the house for 24/7.

I need a space for myself. A space where I can work and study within my own limits.

And apparently, Clubhouse kinda cheered me up. Got to know new people, made new friends but some can be shitty.

I am still in Clubhouse, but not as active as before.

I am still searching for a new job. Wait… I guess gotta wait till I am married then baru carilah kan?

For months, I have doubts in myself – whether or not I should do a switch career.

That’s about it.

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Coming to an end

The last time I went to JB was January 26. And the last place I visited was Chengdu. And little do we know, 2020 is about to come to an end.

What have I achieved so far?
– I have lost 5kg ever since WFH
– I got engaged exactly 2 years after
– I’ve been accepted by an institute to continue my study (more like… switching career)
– I have forgiven people who have backstabbed me but will never forget what they have done
– Slowly donning hijab

What am I looking forward in 2021?

I don’t know… It is hard to predict the future, right? But InsyaAllah, I will try my best to save more money as I only have a year more to plan for my next big day.

I only want a simple nikah and wedding ceremony.

Ever since I have gone back to school, most of the time I am occupied at home doing reading and spend more time with my little nephew. Oh forgot to mention! My nephew was born three days after my engagement ceremony. He’s probably too excited to come out early. He will turn 5 months on December 14.

Let’s hope 2021 will be a better year. Let us hope every country has found its vaccine. Let us hope for the best. Always believe in God’s work. He knows better than us.

Till then,
much love 💜

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Lepak Live: Was-Wasan 2020

One random night, I sent an e-mail to Lepak Live, asking if they are still looking for a stagehand. Promptly, they replied and in December, I attended my very first meeting with them and others.

This was my second time to work in a theatre production. The last time I did when I was probably 18 or 19 years old.

Who doesn’t know Bonda Bedah and Mak Temah? The comedy duo Hafidz Rahman and Zuhairi Idris.

Rehearsals started in the mid of December but stagehands came in only in January. So we had 1 month to rehearse and brainstorm on how to carry this and that on stage and such. (also, i got to make new friends) On our last rehearsal at C42, I suddenly had an emotional breakdown in the toilet and on the bike. It happened so quick, I even tried to avoid everyone.

Kudos to Hafidz and Zuhairi. They deserved all the credits, applause and everything. The hard work they have put in for their 3 nights show just for their fans – is superb.

I was there throughout their 12 sketches rehearsals. I witnessed everybody’s stress, I even had mine too.

There were 11 sketches altogether and my favorite? Definitely Siti No Hal scene. Why? Because all departments contributed on that scene and good job to the wardrobe team for making the outfit happening!

I had a talk with one of the wardrobe crews and he told me he improvised so many things in that outfit. First take – it took about 7 minutes for Zuhairi to wear the whole set. Then it went down to 5, went up again to 7 and on bump-in – less than 3 minutes, or lesser than that. (team effort!)

On our last rehearsal at C42, I woke up with unstable emotions and scrambled thoughts in my head. Headed to office to grab couple of newspapers and then, I started to cry while setting up things in the rehearsal room.

My second favorite sketch – Funeral. One thing for sure throughout the whole 3 shows, I clearly remember the corpse (one of the dancers) was giggling underneath the kain batik and Zuhairi went off “Mayat ni kesejukan ke?” and he looked underneath that kain everybody started to laugh. It was so spontaneous and I did not expect that to happen.

There was this one particular day, I sat down with Zuhairi and another stagehand, Saffy and I asked “Why Tampines Hub?”

“Esplanade has around 1500 seats and we’re afraid we won’t be able to sell all the tickets out…” and the conversation goes on. I told him (not sure if Hafidz was around, i was facing the other side) “Zu, this theatre has 400 seats, right? And you are doing three shows and you have sold 1200 seats, am i right? You guys are well established – people know Bonda Bedah Mak Temah and you have so many fans out there not only in Singapore! You have fans in Malaysia, in Indonesia! These people are dying to see both of you perfoming live. Do not be worried about if tickets dapat jual ke tidak. I can assure tak sampai satu hari all tickets sold out cepat. Look! Kita buka at 9 am around noon je tinggal sikit, right?”

I have faith in these two guys. Ni bukan bodek. Everything that is written on my blog is all real. Not paid review and such.

These guys can go way much more farther, but I hope they don’t join Maharaja Lawak. I believe in their talents and original contents.

I am definitely gonna miss this moment. Every sweat, every tear, every argument, every stress and every journey I went through with this team is definitely worth it. Knowledge is unstoppable and this project has given me so many experiences in just three months.

InsyaAllah we will able to work together again in the future. I love each one of you!

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My 2019 so far

2019 is about to come to the end. Throughout this almost one year, 2019 has taught me more about humanity & empathy.

The first 3 months, I lost 4 people who were dearly to me. And then mom fell sick for months, in & out hospital; had to be there all the time. I skipped work plenty times but i don’t owe anyone an explanation for it.

Mid year was okay, alhamdulillah. But mom fell sick again. For 2 months I stayed morning & night to make sure both mom & dad had their needs done.

Mom could finally walk again. A week after her last therapy, I fell sick & couldn’t move around. I cried so hard in the ambo thinking, why me? It took me at least 1 month for me to get back on my feet again, had to rely on painkillers (hate it). I mean I can still walk but the recovery process (swollen bones and chest pain, overall) took at least one month.

Not to mention I had my very first big argument w/ my partner. But that big argument taught us to be more sabr & stronger.

I am still running on endless prairie, chasing my dream. This year, I seized every opportunity i was given; from Chinese series to English web series. I’m proud of my own outcome. It might be small but like i said, still running on endless prairie.

I told my dad my body can no longer take the air I’m breathing, working at night. Yes, I was a dumb young girl a decade ago. I didn’t think of my own future. I threw the opportunity I was given to continue study in the education industry; but if I didn’t make that choice, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I wouldn’t be able to play kites with the things I love.

The highlight in 2019, I finally got to operate a live show that is happening soon in Feb 2020. Not that much, but as a stagehand. I’m proud of myself.

It took me years to convince my parents about doing things I love. One day I surprised my mom to watch a movie with me. She was clueless & after she saw me on that big screen, she hugged me. She told my dad about it that night.

Yes, I regret for not seizing the opportunity to continue study 9 years ago but I don’t feel regret with the journey I went through. Here’s to more great opportunities coming soon in 2020! 2 dramas will be aired in January and i can’t wait for that too!

Oh also… I spend most of my time giving back to the society now. Chasing jannah too.