Through my window
Can you hear the hustle and bustle of the cities and the thousand footsteps of crowd getting down from the public transports in the chase of every possible life-changing moment? It is the city of dream and wishes. Now, can you guess which city in Malaysia could it be? Yes, you were right. I am talking about Kuala Lumpur, the city of dream where I was born 22 years ago.
Saturday, 17th April 1993, my twin and I make our first debut to this world via c-section aka cesarean section unlike normal delivery. What is cesarean anyway? It is the delivery of baby through a surgical incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. Sounds painful and complicated right? I can’t imagine how my mother able to carried both of us in her womb for 9 months. Yet, she never complained. My mother once told me that she was fully awake when the doctor took us out from her womb. I was astounded and impressed. I can never imagined how hectic it would be for my mom and dad to juggle between their works, taking care of two babies at the same time and pay the double expenses. At that time, my eldest sister was 5 years old. Therefore, I am more than grateful for having the best mom and dad in the world. I could never repay whatever my parents had done for me.
Few years back, I still remember those joyful days of my childhood. Though, I was born in Kuala Lumpur, yet I was raised at Selayang Baru until at the age of ten. Selayang baru, Selangor has kept my deepest childhood memories as I can still remember living in a village house made of woods. It is very spacious and cool. We even have a well at the back of the house and a large and fruitful mango tree which I love to climb almost every day. Furthermore, I still remember my best friend aka my neighbour’s name which is Nurul Shamiza. However, due to the high demand on land properties, the house got demolished in order to build a luxury apartment on that fortunate piece o f land. At the right timing, my mom got a job offer at Kuala Lumpur, so we decided to move to the land where I was born.
During my free time,I enjoy writing random stuffs and translate them into songs, poems, short story, novel or a mere daily journal. I have published my first teen novel and poem in a newly published magazine when I was 17 years old, currently still working on my writing. In the mean time, I write some fanfiction and create youtube videos. Other than that, I love playing music instrument such as guitar and keyboard during my free time, though I might not sound as cool as Jimmy Hendrix, but yeah, I’m satisfied. One interesting facts about me is that I addicted to music especially alternative rock. My favourite band would be Tokio Hotel, Evanescence, Nidji and Linkin Park. But, I’m open to other genre and songs too. Though, I might appear cold and reserved, but once I got comfy I can be bubbly. I always have a soft spot for cat and other pet, but because of commitment issue, I decided to wait until I am ready to pet one. My ambition when I was small is to become an astronaut, but yeah, it is not an easy one. So, I decided to ‘put aside’ my astronaut dream and focus on the next dream on the list which is to become an English Educator and singer-songwriter who travels around the world sharing her knowledge and positive vibes while writing some journal on her experience. From there, perhaps I should come out with my own travel tv show. Well, no mountain is too big to conquer. It’s all in our mind and how we visualize things. I rarely watch movies and dramas as it requires hours of me sitting and watching the screen while doing nothing. But, nevertheless, some movies were so good that I don't mind spending hours of replaying the movies all over again such as the Phantom of the Opera, Black, Little things called love, Super Sentai and so much more. I'm interested with almost every movies genre except for thriller movies as I easily get nightmare at night.
My love story with English Language has started ever since I was a kid. During my kindergarten years, I still remember my teacher prepared us to perform an English song about numbers in front of our parents. Though, I barely understand the language but it sounds nice and I like it. As I stepped into primary school, my dad started to encourage us to learn and converse in English. At first, it does feel awkward and funny. But, by time we getting used to it and gradually it become a habit. My eldest sister even mentioned that whenever I angry, I like to spill it out in English. At first, I thought it was a joke but then... I realized that.. hurm, yup, it was true. Sometimes, it sounds more proper or ‘sopan’ to spill things in English. Just my two cents, though. Then, I get some exposure on English music and movies on the tv and internet which gradually nurtured my interest in learning English. Previously, I have completed my Diploma in English from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) Tanjung Malim, Perak.
Coming from an average income family, I was taught to stand of my own feet and works things on my own. Whenever I wanted to buy something, I have to work for it. I paid for my own music class, guitar, keyboard, smartphone, laptop and so on. Though it costs me greatly, but I always remember when there's a will, there's always a way. My twin and I have our own share. I have worked as sales assistant, restaurant crew, customer service representative, kindergarten teacher, primary and secondary school tutor and freelance writer. Experiencing all kinds of job, I notice that being a teacher gave me the uttermost satisfaction aside from freelance writer. I can’t rectify that special feeling. Though I might appear cold, but I love to get involved in activities and jobs that are designed to nurture positivity and develop potential in people like teacher or counsellor. Perhaps, this is the reason why I decided to pursue my degree in TESL at my dream university,UKM.