LIFE LATELY : WE’RE HALFWAY THROUGH THE YEAR ALREADY!

Hello, everyone! I know I haven’t updated this space for a really long time but I have been quite busy and sometimes, even uninspired. I have a couple of posts drafted but I haven’t been able to finish them up just because I have been really tired and lethargic lately. I want to blame it on Ramadhan but I honestly don’t know what happened to me. I’ve been going to work almost every single day and haven’t done much after office hours, other than of course, watching Korean dramas and joining Twitter discussions. This Ramadhan has been a huge blessing for me because for once, I decided to not only dress better but work on my relationships with people and see my friends more often. And that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve been buying pretty clothes and make-up, seeing my friends more often and trying to keep up with my Deen by reciting the Quran. I also wrote a piece for ZALORA Magazine, here’s the link if you want to check it out.

July is coming up in a few days, which is crazy! How are we halfway through the year already? It feels like I was in Seoul just yesterday! July, for me means, enrolling in a new educational programme. I will be pursuing my ACCA part time, at Sunway College. It has been a long time coming. A lot of my peers are already back in school and getting through the first semester of Degree, and it feels weird to be the odd one out. It feels weird to not go through my educational career the conventional way but I’m also happy with my decision. I’ve been working at a tax firm lately so I’ve been gaining a lot of experience, which is just as important as a formal education.

I don’t think you will be seeing me again anytime soon, I’ll try my best to do what I can to come out with more blog posts for you guys but I’m sure I’ll be very busy this month with trying to settle at a new institution, among other things. I still have yet to register as a voter, for the upcoming general elections! That’s another thing to add to my list of things to do! If you want to find me, you can always follow me on Twitter and Instagram. I haven’t been posting on Instagram much either because I haven’t had anything exciting or less mundane to share but my Insta-stories can get pretty wild sometimes (lol not really). I am, indeed, very active on Twitter so you can always hop on over!

PS. Selamat Hari Raya!

Talk again soon,
Hani Lutfi

 

LIFE LATELY : WHILE I WAS OFFLINE …

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I think it’s only appropriate to blog on this new website with a Life Lately, telling you what I’ve been up to for the past few weeks, other than working on this new website of course.

After coming back to Malaysia, I stayed with my grandparents in Melaka because I had to take my grandmother to the hospital for her doctor’s appointment. Other than that, I’ve been working. If you don’t know, I work with my Mom’s taxation firm so I’ve been helping out a company based in Negeri Sembilan which I won’t go into details about but that’s what I’ve been doing for the past two months, since the beginning of January. At least, that’s a huge chunk of it.

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LIFE LATELY : KOREA WINTER TRIP AND OTHER NEWS

Hello, happy new year! I know I’ve been absent especially during the new year. While everyone was busy sharing their new year’s resolutions and yearly round-up, I was roaming the streets of Seoul and breathing the cold winter air. This trip meant a lot to me because it was my me time. I contemplated on bringing my dSLR so I can blog about everything but I felt like that would take away most of my experience. As much as I would like to be an active blogger and juggle two devices (vloggers juggle three!) and three to four apps at the same time but I really wanted to take the time to zone out and clear my head for the new year. I did post regularly on Insta-story (I had to exclude Snapchat because again, too much work) so I really hope you didn’t miss that! I wanted to do a mini vlog to post on Instagram, like the ones I did for Matang Wildlife, Annah Rais and Penang but vlogging on my phone would take up a lot of my battery within a few hours so I wanted to avoid that.

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LIFE LATELY : SCHOOL, FRIENDS AND MY FUTURE PLANS

I have been quite MIA for the past few months. I was looking through my archives the other day and saw the horrible decline of blog entries that I’ve posted since May and I don’t have any excuses for you guys. I used to be really good about posting, creating content and finding the balance between school, work and my blog. However, I basically just did not have my life put together and I still don’t have it together. My life’s a mess, that’s something I have to admit.

I’ve just been studying, doing my homework, assignments; things that I’ve mentioned time and time again. Because it’s my last semester, I decided to socialise more and make the most out of my time with my friends at school. I normally, never socialise with my schoolmates but the past semester, I just thought, why not? So, that’s what I did. We’ve been out for karaoke, play bowling, going food tasting and a bunch of other stuff. One of my friends, Aisyah, left for the UK to pursue her Degree. At some point, I was super jealous but then I realize that we all have our own journey and our own path to follow in life and if going to the UK is not my path, then it’s totally fine.

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LIFE UPDATE : WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

After returning to Malaysia and coming back to reality (after my Seoul trip), you might have noticed my absence. I couldn’t post as much as I want to, I didn’t have anything to post really, other than my travel diaries in Seoul. After I returned to Malaysia, I was busy with my sister’s wedding. I was her bridesmaid and I couldn’t sit still. I wasn’t even at the wedding 80% of the time because I had things to take care of.

After the wedding, I quickly went back to school for my final semester. I didn’t expect to get caught up in so much school work but I was given homework and assignments as soon as our session started. By the end of July, I was already drowning in a load of school work, I thought I might die from all the stress and anxiety. I had tests and quizzes to study for, homework to do, assignments to submit. It was all madness.

Now, my semester is finally coming to an end. I only have one more week to get through, in which I have 6 different assignments and projects to submit and 2 tests to sit for. After that, I’ll be flipping through my textbooks and notebooks to study and sit for my final exam.

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LIFE LATELY #1: LIVING ALONE, GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, UNOFFICIAL REUNION WITH FRIENDS

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Hi, everyone.

I know I’ve been pretty MIA in the personal department of this blog but I hope this Life Lately post is enough to compensate for our lost times and brief you on any updates from my life. I don’t think there’s much to tell because I’m still living my same old life, it’s always school, work and this blog. I still am single, I still am student, I still am working the same job and there’s nothing else to it.

However, here are a couple of things that I’ve been up to :

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