Friday, September 30, 2005

1.. 2... TWO!!!!

Yes, that's right.. I'm still around and surviving!!! 2 days left, T W O ! ! This last class isn't as bad as I thought it would be. It's a Capstone Simulation (Capsim). Luckily, I'm in a good group and we're doing ok (so far!!). Unfortunately, our professor leaves a lot to be desired! He talks too much and adds zero value. Don't get me wrong. He DOES give us info that we need for the simulation... when it's TOO LATE!!!

I don't care though. You know why? That's right, in 2 days, inshAllah, MBA will officially be added to my resume!!!!! YEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Final Countdown..

The end begins tomorrow.. we start our final MBA course. It promises to be a handful and it'll keep me extremely busy for the next 5 days.. but, who cares? At the end of those five days is FREEDOM!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Outstanding ! ! !

It's over... O-V-E-R!! We finished our presentation tonight. Personally, I don't think my group & I did as well as we normally do.. but in comparison, we did fine.. We managed to answer most questions asked to us by other students.. but when the prof started asking questions, we all stood REALLY still hoping that he'd forget we were standing in front of the class!! Maybe he won't see us!!?

Not only did we have no clue what he was talking about, but we were afraid to say anything. Why? Cuz he's got this amazing way of dragging you where you don't want to end up. So to say anything, you need to make sure 100% that you are prepared for where you'll end up (I definitely don't recommend you go on this ride unless you can afford the consequences.)

Luckily, at the end, he said that we did an outstanding job.. you heard me right, OUTSTANDING!!! WOHOOOOOOOO, we aced the class.. and now, only one more subject left (5 class sessions)!

In the mean time, I'm planning on enjoying my week off.. I hereby declare my brain switched off for the next week!!!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Tick.... Tock....

Tomorrow’s my last day in the current class I’m taking. Though that’s good news, it also means that it’s my team’s turn to give our presentation, worth 25% of our grade. Oh, but that’s not the worst part. What’s worse is that the prof at the end of the presentation tries to find the most impossible questions and puts you on the spot to see how you manage to defend your case. (Did I mention that he gave my team the hardest case? Sure, let’s make it more fun, why don’t we??! Weeeeeeee!!)

HA! Bring it… I can BS with the best of them!! (only problem is that he sees BS a mile away!! I hate smart profs!!) :/

Oh well, by tomorrow night another class will be behind me, leaving only, say it with me now: “ONE MORE CLASS TO GO!!!”

Sunday, September 18, 2005

‘Sometimes’ may cost us too much!

One of the best things in the world is when you find some one, or some people, who understand you so well that they can predict your actions, know what you’re going to say before you say it, and adjust their own behavior accordingly to avoid conflict. It makes it so easy for us to talk to them and share things with them because we know that no matter what, they’ll understand what we really mean – even if we end up not really saying it. Sometimes they get to know us so well that we, unfortunately, end up taking them for granted; we don’t put in the effort to try to understand/ accommodate them, as much as they do with us.

One of the worst things we can do is take someone we care about for granted. It’s so easy to just assume that they’ll always be there, because they always are.. to assume that they’ll understand our mood swings or negligence, because they always do… but unfortunately, we sometimes forget that they’re human too.. and as much as they love us, sometimes they get to a point where enough is enough.. where they feel underappreciated & devalued. So, even if they end up not walking away and giving up on us, it still doesn’t change the fact that we are hurting one/some of the few people who really knows us and appreciate us. Is it really worth it??

Why am I writing this? Simple; it’s happened to me and I’m sure I’ve done it to others. There’s nothing worse than realizing what you should have done when it’s too late. So I guess I’m just putting the message out there for you to take or leave, as you wish. Just remember, some people are worth the effort it takes us to change a few minor things within us to accommodate having them in our life.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

..... ?! ?!?! .....

I'm in a fierce battle with my MBA.. right now, it's kicking the crap out of me.. but I refuse to let it win!! 17 more days.. I can make it!!!

Friday, September 09, 2005


What really gets to me is how some people have no appreciation for family. It's one thing if the family is abusive or has abandoned you. However, apart from that, I see no reason why people don't put family before anything and everything else. At the end of the day, they're connected to us by blood, by history, by years and years of good & bad memories!

I walked away from a decent life and a great career in an attempt to get closer to my family again. I realized that life is short and I wanted to spend more time with them. Granted, there are moments of pure frustration where you wonder why on Earth you made that decision. However, all in all, that was the best decision I've ever made in my life. I have yet to regret a decision I've made by putting my family prior to other matters/people!

I will never understand someone who puts their own selfish needs/wants before their family, who wants to satisfy others at the expense of family! Nor do I really care to understand!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

I See The Light!!

So there IS hope after all.. somehow, a few intelligent brain cells found their way into my head today. I was actually able to answer several questions in class RIGHT when the others weren't able to. HAAA! ME?! The newbie?! Told you I rock.. you just didn't believe me! ;)

Feels good to end the day that way when it started off really bad.. was falling asleep in class and could barely keep my eyes open after 2 straight hours of Corporate Finance starting at 9 AM! (Considering I only had 4 hours of sleep the night before!)

It felt so good, I rewarded myself and went to see a movie :) "The Perfect Man." Don't they know? There's no such thing!! Perfect Man = oxymoron..

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

I think I can.... I THINK I can....

So today was the first day of class after a 6 week summer break. The good news is that we convinced the prof to select our own groups instead of him assigning us into one! One catastrophe in the making avoided...! Bad news, you ask? I didn't understand anything the prof said the whole class period, all 3.5 hours of it! He may as well have been speaking Latin. Only difference, I might've actually understood a few words of Latin! Oh, you want to know if there's worse news? Class participation, EFFECTIVE class participation is worth 50% of the grade in this class.

EEEEEEEhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw!!! 23 more days to go.. Forget the I THINK I can train.. I HOPE I can! :/

Monday, September 05, 2005

Is It Weekend Yet???!

The best thing about today is that it's one day closer to the weekend!

MBA classes start tomorrow. Not looking forward to it. However, looking at the bright side, less than a month left to finish up the program. (Can you believe that I'm insane enough to have THOUGHT of Phd as well?!)

"Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Oct 1st? How to get to Oct 1st??" (to be sang to the tune of Sesame Street!!)

Today was a tough day at work, but it's over now. Hooray, going home to relax!!

Sunday, September 04, 2005


Another boring day. Are you sure I have to be at work today? :/
We're throwing a dinner for a friend who's leaving town tonight. She's going to be away for the next 3 years pursuing a higher degree. Unfortunately, she'll be leaving behind both her husband and 1 year old son. I doubt I'd be able to do that. I fully encourage any person pursuing a higher education. However, there are other more suitable alternatives which could meet your career demands as well as your family obligations.
I guess each person is entitled to their opinion. Personally, leaving a kid at such a young age is not something I'd support. I also feel that this time away will create a huge gap between her and her husband. I hope I'm wrong!
The choices we make today pave our future path. Unfortunately, we never know whether we've taken the right path or not until it's too late!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Welcome to My Life

Not sure why I decided to start this blog. Perhaps sooner or later I'll figure it out. We'll see.

I'm at a point where I need a vacation. Starting to get really tired of everything. I'm tired of work (why is it that we need money again?!) and need to go somewhere and just tune out; I need to free myself from all thoughts, all worries, all worldy concerns and just live each day as it comes.

Sometimes we hate what we have and wish for something else. Unfortunately sometimes when we get to that something else, we realize that the grass is always greener on the other side. Life's full of risks. How do we know when one is worth taking? There are moments where we feel that the returns far outweigh anything else; other times, we wonder what on Earth we were thinking to begin with.

See, told you I need to go somewhere and tune out!!! :P