Friday, 27 April 2012

Work, stress out and about!

Working as an engineer gives pleasure to me sometimes, especially when I’ve finished my part of design for one project within period of time given, perfectly. Such satisfaction achieved when I can continue designing and focus on other projects while listening and humming to the music I listen, and sip a cup of coffee I made. Imagine it. Wow.

But life is not always as perfect as I wanted. There are times when I’ve done with the design, but somehow boss who is a bully, bullied me, did the last minute checking part and not satisfied with the outcomes. That’s when my life turned upside down. Life as a junior engineer is hard indeed. 

I’ve to bring my work back home, stayed up till late at night and do the last minute amendment. The case when the drawings requested by architect and QS to be submitted the next morning when the drafter was still finishing it was worse enough, but the worst incident happened when 6 copies of tender submission on A1 size paper need to be prepared the next day but still the drawings were not yet done, and the drafter in charge was on leave!

That’s why I detest working at the very last minute!

That was the scariest moment ever happened to me, so far, when I have to do the drawings on my own. With limited knowledge of AutoCAD software since I don’t use it often, it may take an hour for drafter to finish it up, but probably a day for me to complete it!

Can you imagine how I felt when at the same moment QS gave me a call to expedite the issuance of drawings. The burden increased when all drafters were busy with other projects, and the boss who asked me to amend the drawings abandoned me with no other choice, even though that was his project I took care of!

That incident happened to me couple of days ago, and I cried right after Encik Shukri, one of my colleagues who also in charge on the same project gave me a call asking for the progression of the structural drawings since QS was asking him too.

I cried so hard in my colleague’s room and I couldn’t stop until the akak receptionist Kak Ida went upstairs looking for the any available drafters to help me out. But since most of them were busy, they promised to help me out once they’ve done with theirs.  

Even rubber bands to tight the drawings together became part of my accessories when I was way too busy with the drawing submission.

It was 4 p.m. and I had no time to waste, the boss’ driver, Khairi, who was once a drafter at this office became my drafter that day, with some helps from Abang Jalil and Ang Koon. What a relief, even though he couldn’t do the work as perfectly as I expected, but at least the work is done! Thank you so much, Khairi! Dapat gaji I blanje makan k! My tears kept on falling down nonstop. Such a Drama Queen I kann?? Hehee, I cry when I’m on pressure, I can’t help it.

The drawings submitted the next day after minor amendments made by the drafter in charge who came to me and apologized after made me cry hard the day before. And I felt totally free! Hehee No more headache or baby cries, only swollen eyes in the next morning as a proof of my hard work and commitment. And a proof that I can't work under pressure lalala.

If working as an engineer at this company makes me so stressful  like this, why am I bother still working here? Why don’t I choose to work with other engineering companies? I can always click on Jobstreet to find other jobs. Why don’t I change my field of work to banking or any works that earn more incomes and benefits although sometimes I feel like I want to? The answer is, I don’t even know why.

Probably because working as an engineer makes me satisfied with myself even though I don’t earn as much as the effort that I put on my job? Probably because of the experiences I gained in handling these different kinds of people makes me want to work harder? Probably because of the projects I involve now might be a big ticket to work with other established companies in the future? Probably because I’m afraid I might not have any other reason to talk to Mr. Architect if I leave..? For the last part, hmmph. It could be. Oh dear. Ohhhhh dear!
Anyway anyhow, whatever the reason is, I need to take a few days off, go for a vacation somewhere nearby, and rest up my body and my mind. Where? The quick answer as shown below. Yayy!

Till then, daahhhhh~!

With love,

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Ariff's 4th birthday party.

Hello peeps! Today we've celebrated nephew Ariff Zikri's 4th birthday. It was pretty awesome with lotsa lovely foods, which I decided to skip and say bye-bye to dancing class for today!

So my mother was in charge on her merveilleuse Nasi Dagang as requested by Kak Layla. Meanwhile my younger sister and I were in charge on sandwiches and of course, CUPCAKES! 

Despite my busy days with tender submission this week, I've took half day off on Friday to be able to do 2 types of cupcakes. My sister even took a day off went to buy the ingredients!

Ze chocolate fountain!
With marshmellows, strawberries and stick biscuits! Yummeyh.

Traditional kuih-muih. Ohh my mouth watering so much right now.
 And tadaaaa. Our awesome Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese!
And our plain cupcakes too!
A lot of foods served, and Alif Safwan just couldn't stop eating.
Ok liar. It was me who couldn't stop eating with all the desserts right beside me. Chocolate even stuck on my teeth. lalalaa
Ariff's birthday cake with his favourite cartoon characters, Woody and Buzz from Toy Stories!
Birthday boy Ariff is blowing the candles..
And cut at the edge of the cake to save Woody and Buzz's head!
And lastly, time to open the prezzies!

Some of the guests were asking where did we buy the cupcakes, especially the Red Velvet? "Sedapnye! Rase moist, boleh ambil tempahan ni." They said. Ohh our pleasure!

We've even received an order to make 200 pieces of cupcakes, well, from my brother for his staffs. But still, 200 pieces y'all! Quite an achievement isn't it? I don't know how we can make it, but we will do it!

 So, wanna make order? Just drop your message in my inbox! ;)

 newly received tribal dress from ThePopLook | Cardigan from Papaya by Mark&Spencer | belt and accesories from Forever XXI | bag from Teetoo | Shawl from Mecca

 Ok bye, till then!

With love,

The homemade cupcakes for party.

 The plain cupcakes with chocolate butter cream.

And Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese.

And we're ready for birthday party! ;)

With love,

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Stupidity 100%.

 ♪ ♫ Ten2five - I Will Fly. ♫♩

There are times when my work requires willingness to sacrifice my weekends, which that is so not me, but somehow I have to, and worst, sacrifice my beauty sleep!
 Like I did last night.

While doing my work, and of course sneaked on websites here and there, I was having thought, "I do feel like wanna quit my job in engineering field, especially when I have to do overtime, at home, like this." Yes I really consider this whenever I feel so stress out.

Until I wrote down something to cheer me up! 
Auww. Cheesy me, I know. Muntah sekarang.

And today, I've destroyed the evidence since I accidentally misplaced that note for a while, and ended up a few colleagues read it and used it to tease me. Oh dear.

Great, Aya. Just great!

With love,

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Royal Velvet Cupcakes.

So, we had another attempt of velvet version of cupcakes this week. Last couple of months we had the cheating recipe of Red Velvet cupcakes, so to try something new, we used purple instead of red! And we named it Royal Velvet Cupcakes ;) 

And yes, NO premix flour this time I promise! 

But of course, excessive amount of cocoa powder turned everything upside down!


Although the color didn't turn purple as we wanted, but seriously, it tasted really good!

Try it now!

P.s. For those who read my post and jot down the recipe yesterday, don't forget to try it! Sorry to inform you guys the recipe has been taken down due to few orders received. Yea, we're taking order for this! Gonna improve on deco, of course, and yea, we are the Cupcake Girls from now on! Hee

With love,

Saturday, 7 April 2012

07.04.12 Filla's Engagement day.

Another friend is one step ahead to build a new life chapter. Business partner of The Scarf Royale and also my ex-classmate Filla is now someone's fiancée yayy!

This engagement day was kinda private event, not so many people know about this.  That means, no photos allowed to be uploaded on Facebook. But yea, I got a green light from Filla to post it here. hee
So, my dear classmates or university mates, if you happen to see and read this entry, lets keep it as a SECRET. sshhhh! ;)

Wanna see who's the lucky Mr Fiance? tadaaaaaaa!
Sejuk mata memandang kannn. Alhamdulillah. 
Anyway, after discussion among family members from both sides, the wedding day has been decided to be held on the end of this year. 

Very soon. Can't wait! Congratulations, Sufilla Mohamed & Abd Jabbaar!

P. s. It took me an hour and a half to style this scarf can you believe it?? plus another 2 hours added, tried it the night before. The result? Still categorize it as a fail attempt! hahaa

With love,