Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tick !

I never really know what to blog about. Nothing comes to mind so I figured, I'm going to randomly select a word and talk about that instead. Ramble and see where it goes.

Goals. This is my word for this blog post. Goals.


So there's 2 types of goals. The first would be football related and second would be the ambition and the dream and the main aim of what we want to achieve, be, or take, or whatever. I have no football knowledge whatsoever because I have absolutely zilch interest in said sport. Actually, I have 0% interest in ANY sports. Considering I was named after the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, you'd think I'd be at least a tiny bit athletic in any way, shape or form. LOL, joke. I can hardly jog at a mild mild pace without panting like I've done the triathlon. I do however, love World Cup. Which is weird. And odd. I don't ever watch the usual football matches and do not even pretend to entertain such matches for the sake of twitter (hello girlfriends of football enthusiasts!). I let the football updates go amok on Twitter come match time and wait for it to pass. 

But World Cup, I do the extraordinary. I wake up for a match. Ok, if you know me, you'd know that I love my sleep. I love it. I nap all the time. Kaveetha can vouch for me on this! I'd nap every evening in college while everyone goes out to play sports. I'd wake up in time for Maghrib and out I go for dinner!  But come World Cup, if there is a good match, I'd stay up or wake up. I'd subscribe to the World Cup updates on my phone so I'd wake up with results of any match I might have missed. I don't know what about it that I like so much. I hope I don't come of as one of those girls who pretend to be interested in football for the sake of just 'knowing'. Believe me, I'm not! I think it's the semangat negara that I love so much. Knowing that a whole country is behind a football team is cool to me. I like how it's patriotism at its finest. People coming together, from high ranks to the lowest lows, everyone just come together and support from their country. I think it's brilliant. And although Malaysia has never been in the World Cup (here's to hoping they do....... one sweet day *cue Mariah and Boyz II Men*), it's nice to see other countries do it. Win or lose, they're in it to win it. Like how we give our utmost support to Lee Chong Wei in any of his matches. 

Basically, World Cup is inspiring. I can't wait for the next one! (silently cheering on the Netherlands and anything but Spain lah please)

ANNNNNNNND then we have the other type of goals. The ones I outwardly or inwardly desire to achieve one day. Plausible or not, I'd like to think I have an imaginary To-Do list and throughout my life, I'd want every one of it ticked. Don't ask me how or when, I don't know either. I can only tell you why. I have a reason for all of 'em. Don't worry, this list is not going to be the clichéd list of 'I aim to be good and successful and healthy'. I've done that already sometime somewhere, I'm pretty sure.

1 To Get A Car For My Mum

My mum has been our driver for a good 18 years, bless her. Up until the day Zaim and I started driving, my mum has been driving us up and down to tuitions, to birthday parties, to outings, to everything. My dad doesn't drive, you see. So it's been all mum. She'd fetch Papa during his days where he worked all the way opposite KLCC. I try to not let out a complain everytime I have to go out and fetch Tania or Iman from tuition or whatever because Mama's gonna go

"SEE!" because I've always asked why is it so tiring to drive because it looked fun to me as a kid.

Er. Check balik, younger self!

So, I've made a pledge and I intend to honour said pledge. I'd like to one day, bring my mum out to any and every car showrooms and for her to just get a car for herself. So that's no more considering room for her 4 kids. Ma, I know you're reading this and don't fret; I still haven't forgotten. InsyaAllah, amin! Muah!

2 To Be Able To Fully Support One's Education

Scholarships for furthering studies abroad have always been a main issue for some people as it is for me. My parents have plainly said that if I can't get a scholarship or a loan of any kind for if I get to go to the UK, I won't be able to go. Obtaining a scholarship is no easy feat. I've written in to as many as 20 scholarship bodies. Nada. Zilch. I've tried up to the point where I'm kinda just going to go with whatever comes my way. If I don't get a scholarship, then so be it. If I do, then syukur alhamdulillah. But I understand how difficult it is and for someone who wants to be studying in the UK more than anything since the age of 7, it can be quite tiring and just, sad. So I've decided, if and when I'm rich enough to fully sponsor my kids education (god willing), I'd like to sponsor a kid out there who has the same colossal amount of ambition and determination as I do to study abroad. If it comes down to one thing, it's my down right aspiration and desire and my NEED to fly to the UK. And if one day, I have the funds and resources to be able to sponsor someone who would use the opportunity to develop and grow and study and be better, then why the hell not. I would love the opportunity to do that to someone's life and to someone's family. As I'd love for someone to fulfill that same dream for me now.

3 To Be In New York City

I don't what about it that makes me want to go so bad but I just do. I want to save up and be able to fly myself to NYC at one point of my life and to be immersed in the typical American environment. I wanna go to the Met Museum because I'm honestly interested and to spend 3 days in Central Park alone and to Times Square at night and all that. I love it. I love NYC and I've always dreamed to one day being there. I may or may not have already checked flight tickets for those days where I have nothing else to do on the Internet besides entertaining my imaginary To-Do list. I'm 15148.1 kilometers away but I can already predict NY will be my favourite city in the world (besides KL) (because nothing beats home) (but this is New York we're talking about).

4 To Travel, In General

I've said and I'll say it again. I live to travel, I just don't like 'traveling'. The whole flight scenario and immigrations and passport making, they're a hassle. But once I'm in a foreign country, I LOVE IT. I thought I was the kinda person who would only like places like London and Sydney and New York and Paris and Milan or the like. So I was very very pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed Hanoi, Vietnam very much. It was refreshing, to say the least.

5 To Make My Own 

To make my own something. I want to have my name on something. I want my name to be a successful brand. And for once, I would like to chair my own meeting and be my own boss.


Salam Ramadhan, everyone! May this month be a blessed one for all of you insyaAllah!

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