Monday, December 22, 2008

My 2008 Chronology ... a reveal it all post ...

2008 was … well … very eventful … there were so many unexpected things happen that I was like stunned … like … what! … hurh! … did that just happen!

This year may as well be my most significant year indeed – mostly bad memories .... can't deny it myself.

I’d pretty much grown out of it. I am a different person now … more so than before.

This post will be pretty lengthy ... here goes then my very own 2008 chronology.

January 2008
I started off my internship attachment programme at Starcom Mediavest Group.

The company was located at Menara Olympia, KL. Learn a lot thanks to my kind director Ms Shamistha, my lovely manager Ms Ker Harn and my cute supervisor/friend Ms Li Ling.

Menara Olympia (the tall one)

This was the month where my wallet was stolen by a pickpocket. I was on my way home and I didn’t even realize it till I got down from the bus.


I guess it was stolen while I was struggling to get onboard the bus. Mostly foreign workers from Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia, they had no sense at all to queue up. Who suffered then if not the locals???

Identification card, ATM card, driving license, other cards and also some cash all gone. Had to forked out money to replace all the cards. Damn ...

This was also the month I got my very first birthday present from my mum. I was so excited as I got to finally change my lousy mobile phone to this new one.

Sony Ericsson K550i

It may not be the best phone. But, it was given by my mum and it was also a way better phone than my old one. Couldn’t ask for more … I hardly get any present after all these years anyway.

March 2008
March was a terrible month overall. TERRIBLE.

Was walking to work on that very day, the 14th of March. Guess I was a little too early than usual - 7 in them morning. While passing through a dark narrow lane between 2 old buildings, I was pushed so sudden by 3 guys into that lane I fell. Without realizing what was happening, I was beaten – hit, boxed, kicked, whatever …


It was terrifying. What can a person expect then when it was 3 guys against 1 guy? I screamed to no vail. Pretty much no one cared though I swear someone saw the incident. I thought I was as good as done. Struggled for awhile. After much struggle, I managed to pull myself up, grabbed the back door grills and pull myself away from them. They got my bag pack. Mobile phone and wallet was still with me.

Rran out of that lane and cool myself down as they were running away as well. Saw a stall aunt was about to start her business. Asked her about it but then realized what she said was true. What can an old lady do? Those 3 muggers may even come back for revenge if she did.

Walked back into that lane and found my glasses and surprisingly my amulet. I had a strong feeling that the amulet I wore protected me. The muggers tried to grab my neck chain. The chain broke as they pulled mercilessly and that was when my amulet fell from the chain. I may be strangled to death if the chain did not !!!

Called my mum and then walked to my office to clean myself up. I was bleeding from my neck, face and hand. Was about to walk to the nearest police station alone when my manager found me. She calmed me down just when I needed it the most. Walk to the police station alone after that. The person in-charged – a policewoman was so damn rude I was steaming inside. Hello, I was mugged, still bleeding and so, what’s with the rudeness eh?

Walked to the nearest clinic. Thank God the doctor was rather understanding as he allowed me to pay the next day (not enough cash on my body). Walked to Klang bus station and took a bus home. I was physically and emotionally stabled after a few days thanks to my family and relatives.

Since the incident, I was a little more sensitive to … erm … strangers. On the 26th of March, I was on my way back from work. Was once again struggling to get up the bus. Saw a guy with his hand placed suspiciously around a lady’s back. Instinct kicked in and I pushed that guy. Instantly I was pushed back. Then, abruptly, I was boxed ....

Though it was just a light box, anger filled me up. Was able to control myself in time and not box him back. That guy acted as though he was innocent and showed everybody his ticket. He was not even in the bus later on !!!

On the 29th of March, I was on my way to KL with my sister. As we chat, suddenly a guy from behind said … "look there". He explained to me that he dropped his ticket. Then, he moved to the front to pick it up. There was no ticket to be seen though he kept rummaging my jeans … bottom part… He said he found it after awhile. Of course I was suspicious. But, what am I to know what was about to happen then?

The guy got down from the bus as I realized something was amiss. Where was my mobile phone? Gave him a chase and searched his body all over. Nothing was found. Asked my sister to call my mobile but it was too late. The mobile phone my mum gave me 2 months ago was gone … right in front eyes.

Literally, March = dark period!!!

April 2008
Internship attachment ended. Enjoyed working there a lot.

May 2008
Went to Taman Megah Handicapped and Disabled Children's Home. Had lots of fun. The children there were amazing.

Me with the kids and my friends

Back to University … which means back to student life >>>

July/August 2008
Was struggling with the amount of work on my shoulders – thesis, assignments and course representative’s responsibilities. I was worn out totally. After several days of sleepless night and much hard work, I got myself into an accident.

Was driving back from University after finalizing one of the assignments. I didn’t even realize I was about to fall asleep. So, I banged a side divider. I was few inches away from murdering a few people at the front. Thank God nobody was hurt. The car was badly damaged though. I had a feeling I was protected again as there was an amulet hanged in the car … almost similar to the one I wore … Thank God …

Few days later, drove the car to a mechanic workshop located at Kepong. Car died half way though … right in the middle of a T-junction. Damn … the road was rather busy!!!

September 2008
Forked out RM 335.78 to sponsor a child and co-sponsor the other. The 2 child will be covered for the whole year with school books, hot lunch and a mosquito net. Was glad and happy deep down knowing that the money means better life for them there.

My sponsored child | My co-sponsored child

New and final semester started.

October/November 2008
My blog was created on the 24th of October.

Was juggling to handle my thesis, my responsibilities as the course representatives and my group assignment ... struggling once again.

The only assignment, the final group assignment (9 in a group) made me wonder what my friends and group members really were actually. To what extend do I know them after all eh?

It was so bad till the point I was doing it all by myself. I fed them with most of the information initially. I guided them. I handled almost everything as no one wanted to take the lead. Deadline was around the corner and I thought I had to do it all by myself. The group leader heard my frustration and helped me up on what’s left of it …

I understand that they were struggling to finish up their thesis. Well hello, I had one all to myself for your information. Rather selfish and inconsiderate eh ...

I look at them differently once again since then … even some who were rather close to me. When frustration kicks in … frustration kicks in!!! I finalized the final assignment in anger. We will always be friends of course. But, who can forget it after being treated as such.

My dear friends ... tell me ... did I ever treated you that way?

Attended the Lovely Disabled Home outdoor activity. Brought the disabled for a stroll in the park - from home to Brickfields to KLCC to home again ... by LRT. Had lots of fun. A meaningful activitiy indeed.

In Taman Bahagia LRT station. I was way behind in the picture ... lol

December 2008
Got the marks for my group assignment. Got the lowest among all the groups. Guess I couldn’t ask for more since I did it in anger, frustration and with little help.

Attended ‘Kakiis Nite Out’ event. A fun-filled night indeed. Enjoyed it very much.

Done my final exam … yay!

Received a Christmas card from Canada. It’s from a Facebook friend of mine who help me out when I was wondering what I should do to sponsor a child.

Christmas card all the way from Canada

Done my passport.

My passport
Handed in my thesis … yay again!

My thesis

Its certainly the END of 2008 and the BEGINNING of year 2009. Hopefully 2009 will be a better year for me ...

Thanks for reading and Ho ... Ho ... Ho ... Merry Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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♥ м裏.jëиz said...

whoa i didnt know so many things happened to u in the first quarter~ anyway, be glad 2008 turned out this way coz it only made u a stronger, better and a more-careful person~

ShiJing said...

T_T dont know why but I was touched by this entry..

Andrew said...

wow.. a very detailed brief chronology of 2008!! haha... perhaps i should write down mine too!! it has certainly been a great year for me as well!! =D

renaye said...

wow. what a detail diary. i don't really remember what i had done for the past 12 months.. short term memory.

Xjion89 said...

Ooo, almost the same bad year for me too from facing horrible crimes to terrible groupmates. Anyway, everything will be just fine....

jasonmighty said...

To Jen Na, thanks. I've been keeping it a lot to myself. As it is the end of 2008, why

To Shi Jing, thanks. That's very sweet of you.

To Andrew, haha...yup...pretty detail. Where's yours eh?

To Renaye, I remember it clearly as 2008 is a pretty bad year for me. Get it on, 2009. Lol.

To Xjion89, a Hi5 to you. I am not alone in this scary world eh. I wish 2009 will be a way better year for us ;)

Thanks for all the comments ;)

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