the vivy spot

July 10, 2017 • 17 comments • 12857 views

A historic day for me at work today because….

I got my own desk!!! 

“Yes, how may I help you?”

Wearing Instant Sugee dUCk (yes we have instants now!) and Somerset Bay outfit (yes we have Somerset Bay on FV, used to shop so much from their store in OU), both from FashionValet.

All these while, believe it or not, I didn’t have one. I’d sit in Dean’s room to do my work but since a lot of my work is marketing and PR, it’s not really a desk job and I’m rarely in the office the whole day. I come in and out based on my meetings so I never felt the need to have a room of my own. Everything I need is in my phone and laptop! Plus FV and dUCk were both growing so fast that we don’t even have enough space for desks for newcomers. So I would sit at the pantry and I felt it was nice that I could hang with the other peeps, share food with them and gossip about our boss – Dean, duh. But because I had no real “parking spot”, it was hard to focus. I kept having to move if Dean had a meeting, I didn’t have anywhere to put my things and I didn’t have a calm Vivy spot to park myself and call it my own space. 

meet ally

June 29, 2017 • 89 comments • 10226 views

Gonna be honest, I wasn’t sure if I should share this particular post. 10 years ago, I would have not thought twice about it, but so many things have changed since. I used to be able to write carefree-ly about anything, I could be as bimbotic as I want without thinking of the consequences. Now, things I say or write might get quoted and I have to be more careful. If you have read my blog for years, you”ll know the significance of this post to me. If you just started reading my blog recently, then ummm I’m going to disable the comment box hahahah ok I can’t even if I wanted to. So I’ve decided just for this particular post, I’m gonna say a big I DON’T CARE because I owe this post to Younger Vivy.

the third wheeler

June 27, 2017 • 11 comments • 8316 views

This long Raya break is way too long. We were given leave earlier than normal because Raya orders are wrapped up when couriers stop delivering for Raya (just the physical stores running as usual), and because work resumes back on Thursday, of course many people took Thursday and Friday off to make it a whole long break to go on holiday with their loved ones.

The roads are empty, the malls are quiet(ish), there are no good movies in the cinema, my phone and inbox isn’t active with new beeps, KL-lites are sleeping… am really missing the buzz of work!! But at the same time, I’m really really really appreciating bonding time with Daniel and Mariam.

one… two… three…

June 25, 2017 • 16 comments • 8112 views

Ok so I’m feeling super cool and powerful now because I’ve found a new way to get the kids to listen to me. Seriously, now that they’re getting cheekier and they can talk and run as fast as they can, it’s exhausting trying to keep up! They also talk back, these monkeys! Today I scolded Daniel for swimming without asking me first, and I said “Daniel, next time you have to ask me first!” He got mad back and said “No, next time you have to ask me, Mommy!” and walked away probably feeling proud, but he doesn’t know what he said made no sense. Rolls eyes.

ok so what now?

June 19, 2017 • 67 comments • 7283 views

Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. They fall in love. Boy is Muslim. Girl is Christian. Boy proposes. Girl says yes. So what now? Where do they go from here?

I wish to protect their identity, but one of the beloved people in my life proposed to his Christian girlfriend recently. Tonight we all hung out and we asked them questions, all of us obviously happy for their engagement but also concerned. Were they serious? What’s the next step? Will she practise Islam? How will he guide her?  Do they realise what a big step this is? It’s a hugeeeeee life decision.