Doodles of Life: October 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cara-Cara Untuk Menguruskan Kewangan Mulai Bulan November

Masya Allah, skema ayam sungguh tajuk post kali ni. Pretty sure that's the right translation of what I have in my mind though. This post is solely dedicated to myself as a reminder supaya jangan boros selalu! 

Harus buat benda ni sebab gagal menguruskan kewangan diri sendiri dengan baik for the past two years. Especially last summer. Bajet banyak duit pula bila kerja ya. Amboi sangat tau Farah! Contohnya, I have no idea where did I spend my CAD 1700 last summer. Ya Allah, rasa nak menangis je bila fikir balik ㅠㅠ

Money Quote

So, this is the rough idea how I am going to save/spend my money starting next month. I've set up Excel worksheets sebab mental maths sangat tak berkesan dekat diri ni. Segala duit masuk dan duit keluar akan dicatit so that I can trace dimana seorang Farah banyak spend. I'm looking at you, rent, endless bills and groceries!

Fixed amount from my monthly allowance
100% for savings

Volunteering pay
100% for Farah X Series

Tax return
50% for savings
50% for Farah X Series

Extra from May-July allowance
100% for summer job preparation

Extra from every three months allowance (January, April, July, October)
50% for savings
50% for Farah X Series

If I get a job in winter (start searching in December!)
40% for savings
30% for Farah X Series
25% for Hasnidah X Canada Project
5% for miscellaneous

If I get summer job (keep searching until February - aim for luxury hotels)
40% for Farah X Series
30% for savings
25% for Hasnidah X Canada Project
5% for miscellaneous

GIC
50% for savings
50% for Farah X Series

Moga Allah permudahkan segala perancangan saya. May I stick to this plan until my last day in Canada. And may He grant strength to me to live frugally. Amin.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Love From All Over The World

This post is such a long overdue post. First of all, alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah. Thank you to all the beautiful souls for the cards and postcard. I truly appreciate it. I believe I've followed up with all these beautiful souls as soon as I recieved the cards and postcard.

From Russia With Love
Card from Russia
From Russia With Love

I received this lovely card on July 19th. I know the exact date because I actually wrote an appreciation post but the post is not published. Thank you Hajar for this lovely card. Thank you for putting an effort to translate what's written on the card because I surely do not understand what's written on the card at all. I am going to treasure it with all my heart because its' in Russian!

Check out Hajar's blog: schajar.blogspot.com

From Germany With Love
Postcard from Germany
From Germany With Love

I am not sure when did I receive this postcard because I was too occupied with my school stuffs. However, I do remember that I was truly shocked when I checked my mailbox because I was not expecting anything other than my bills. Thank you kak Aisya for this lovely postcard! I am gonna treasure it as it is the first postcard in my life! Haha :D

Check out Kak Aisya's blog: jindrisska.blogspot.com

From Japser With Love
Card from Sandy
From Jasper With Love

This gotta be my favourite card of the year. Simply because it's from Sandy. Sandy gave this card on my last day in Jasper. She made me promise to read the card after one month. Cried a river when I read this card. How I miss our memories together in Jasper. Thank you Sandy for this lovely handmade card. I know you made cards for everyone else too but I still feel special and loved by you! Please enjoy your life wherever you are :)

Once again, thank you, thank you, thank you to all these beautiful souls. These cards and postcard totally made me happy in this foreign land :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Antara Whistler, Banff, Lake Louise, dan Jasper

Assalamualaikum

The dreadful time has come again. Sekarang ni saya busy sikit kalau compare dengan awal semester hari tu. Busy sampai tak cukup tidur disebabkan semua assignments dan projects pun nak due. Kadang-kadang, sampai termimpi assignments dalam tidur. Tak tahu la dedicated sangat ke macam mana ke. Haha :p

Tak cukup pening lagi dengan assignments, dah kena start cari kerja untuk next summer. Nak kena update resume bagai. Buka website sana, website sini. Masya Allah, moga Allah permudahkan segalanya hendaknya la. Sebenarnya, sekarang ni saya tengah dilema nak pergi mana dan pilih property yang mana satu. Antara Whistler, Banff, Lake Louise, dan Jasper. Deadline for application is approaching. Ughhh.

Whistler

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Credit: Here

Mula-mula, memang tak berniat pun nak pergi Whistler ni sampailah masa dah habis kerja dekat Jasper hari tu. Teringin nak kerja dekat sini sebab terfikir tak pernah sampai lagi British Columbia. Lagipun, teringin nak tengok Canadian Rockies dari kapal terbang. Yes, I have a naive dream like this. Tapi, tak tahu occupancy rate hotel ni macam mana masa summer sebab hotel ni more to winter season. Nak habiskan working hours experience masa next summer kalau boleh.

Banff

Fairmont Banff Springs
Credit: Here

Banff ni pun sebenernya tak masuk dalam list sangat tapi semua orang suruh pergi sini sebab katanya Banff ni lah paling cantik dan paling tak boring kalau bandingkan dengan semua tempat. Kata mereka, dekat Banff ni ada shopping complex dan lagi ramai tourists. Jadi, taklah terasa sangat duduk dekat pendalaman gunung-ganang.

Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Credit: Here

Aaaaaahhhh, Lake Louise! Lake Louise is my first choice actually. Mahunya tak. Lake Louise is one of the places that I want to go before I die. Listed dalam my wish list saya. Tapi, ramai sangat yang bantah bila saya nak pergi sini. Kata mereka, dekat Lake Louise tu, ada Lake Louise je lah. Pekan dia kecil sangat, Takde apa-apa. Takde Asian food! Lepas tu, saya tak sure kerja yang saya nak cuba ada ditawarkan ke tak dekat sini. Hmm.

Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Credit: Here

Hi! Hi! Inilah tempat kerja saya masa summer hari tu. Hi Jasper, I miss you! Tempted sangat nak kerja balik dekat Jasper ni sebab at least, saya dah ada kawan kat sini. So, takde masalah nak adapt hidup kat sini. Lepas tu, dah biasa dengan layout property, dah tahu kebanyakan management dekat sini. Overtime pun senang nak dapat. Haha! Kesimpulannya, lagi senang la kalau kerja balik kat sini. Tapi, kalau boleh, saya nak improve resume saya. Tidaklah bekerja dekat satu property sahaja. Nak kerja dekat properties lain juga.

So, what should I do eh? Should I stick to my first choice; Lake Louise or should I go back to Jasper? Or should I go to Whistler just for the sake of my desire of wanting to go to British Columbia or should I just go to Banff?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Warna-Warni Musim Luruh

Hi! Hi!

I'm back with my old habit; uploading random pictures taken by me. Macam biasa, Johnston Hall ni gambar wajib ambil setiap musim sejak saya sampai sini. Kalau awak baca blog saya dulu-dulu, atau awak follow Instagram saya, bangunan ni memang tak asing lagi.

Colours of Fall. Johnston Hall, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada height=
Colourful Johnston Hall

Kebetulan ada matahari sekejap masa ni, sebab tu saya tangkap gambar. Kalau tak, tak tahu bila dapat peluang. Guelph has been raining all day long lately. Moga Guelph akan ada cuaca cantik in these next few days. Amin.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Start

Assalamualaikum and hi!

Welcome to this new little space of mine. I had to make this new blog due to few unrepaired technical problems on my previous blog. I am devastated right now because I've been together with my previous blog for 5 years. In order to honour our memories together, I decided to use the same template, same header (with a little bit of modifications), same everything except the URL.

So, instead of http://ilovekinderbueno.blogspot.com, my blog is live at http://herlifemanual007.blogspot.com In case you're wondering, this is how you read my new URL, her-life-manual-007.

Having said that, I sadly have to say goodbye to my dearest previous blog and start blogging from the scratch again. I'll start to re-write all my travelogues or Canada-related entries, insya Allah. If you have any specific entries that you want me to re-publish, just drop me a comment or shoot me an email. I'll try to accomodate to your requests, insya Allah :)

Till then, please give my new blog a lot of love and Assalamualaikum!
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