Friday, November 20, 2015


For those who congratulated me early this!
I am not Dr Rina. I am not crazy enough to pursue that Doctorate. To me , earned Master Degree is enough. Don't want that 'Permanent Head Damage' title!


I was in Penang attending my last Sis's convocation. She graduated with Doctorate in Geophysic. Gosh! what was she thinking when she study that thing???

Out of many courses she chose 'Geophysic' and  I still don't get it until now.

night skyline

I went as a Chauffeur to my parent and my sis. I was there sent her off 8 years ago when she first enrolled for matriculation, so I decided to bring her back as a closure. WTH! So sentimental, isn't?

bouquet of flowers

I even made the flower bouquet for her. WTH! Who ever knows me well ...will sure know my gift wrapping skills,sucks!

girl with bouquet of flowers

I made it! Of course after one hour cracking head with mum and dad help. WTH!
Mum help me wrapping while Dad busy searching online and compare our design with others online. Sort of family team work kind of night before all of us off to Penang to meet my last sis.
Mum and Dad was so excited to make this with me. All of us super proud when my sis thought we bought it instead of handmade. WTH!

She thought we bought it elsewhere because her bouquet was unique and different from everyone else. Others bought from vendors nearby around campus area.

It was so expensive to buy one. Very few flowers but generous wrapping paper? I totally against to spend my precious money for that. That is why I chose to make one! Furthermore the effort and sense of achievement is something can last forever.

Sis hate pink. I chose pink because it stand out among all. WTH! Overall she love it. That count!

crowd of people

Back to my post title...while waiting for my parent and sis ceremony ending, I sat outside patiently waiting for them. Only two person can enter the auditorium. So that will be my parent. Me as a chauffeur waited and sometimes wandering around for some window shopping and then settle down at one corner with chair to read my book.

The drama started here...
One Auntie sat down opposite me and started talking loudly.

Auntie : My child just graduated. Degree in Engineering!

I can sense the proud feeling in her. At the same time was wondering too. I thought my sis told me today convocation only for Doctorate. No Degree except for Medical. Basically today graduation all for the Dr.s. Turn out she is one of the vendor selling there in campus. Her child graduation was like earlier this month.

Me : Oh congratulation! you must be very proud and happy.

Trying to be polite. 

Auntie : hahahaha... yeah! here the photo

Shove out her phone to show me the photo. I saw 3 people in the photo one girl 2 boys.

Me : Your beautiful.

Auntie : No son. That one his friend. hahahaha

Me : oh! sorry...kekekeke

Try to continue my reading and was contemplating to walk and sit else where.

Auntie : Good if got 5 children all graduate in Degree then work and give each RM1,000 or RM2,000 to mum. So happy become parent need to work anymore if got children.Can get rich by receiving their money every month!!!! I can relax  and no more working.

Me : huh? lucky good.

I think I need to go away from here. Feeling sad for her. Hopefully she don't end up with disappointment. I understand where she come from....haih..

There was another girl nearby...she overheard that Auntie too. We both exchange glance. Her expression was disbelief by that Auntie statement too. Gosh!
What if her Son and Daughter don't even give a dime after working?

I quickly pretend busy with my phone as if receive messages. Close my book and give my signal and excuse myself. I walk away from her.

While walking away...I can't help thinking about her statement. Is all parent think the same way too when they bring children to this world? Expect something in return? Don't you bring another life into this world and wish them to have a good life and be good people rather than full hope for them to give you full service in return? Seriously?

How many parent in this world got rich because of their kids earn their Degree and give monthly allowances? I heard many stories parent goes broke because of their children. Hardly hear any story about parent get rich this way. Old parent , life getting convenient...maybe!

I do contribute to my parent as their child and try my best to care for them. This is my own will! But for that Auntie....I pity her. I am so afraid for her to end up with a huge disappointment too.Maybe she was too proud of her son achievement to earn a Degree.

I can still hear her repeating the same statement to other people who sat nearby. Good luck Auntie!

I share my story to my parent and sis...all of us really pity her for having that kind of thought.


Having fun selfies with my sis's robe and 'harry porter's hat'.

Hurt my back driving too long!

Blessed weekend everyone!


  1. Return? I thought true love comes from deep within the hearts.. Love because we want to, not because of any returns...

  2. Haaa..I kena tipu dy! Congrats to your sis! Good point made about the auntie. If you have kids only because you want money ...well.... -_- what kind of family love is that, really.

  3. I expect my son become human when he's getting adult until die heheh

  4. Congratzzzzz dear!!!
    Never stop learning no matter how old we are!!

  5. Congrats to her! :) i hope to have my next graduation soon

  6. LOL.. the Harry Potter hat.. You are such a cute lady... :D

  7. I don't expect anything from my children when they grow up. I'll save my own money and hope they could earn theirs too.

  8. There is takers and givers all over the world, luckily me and my kids are givers :) Great post.

  9. interesting pictures! Continue being happy as you are!

  10. I will not expect any returns from children. They have their own life when grown up and probably parents need to help them financially.

  11. Wah you and your sister both so smart! Hehe. Congrats on her graduation! Looking cute in the 'Harry Potter' hat hehe.

  12. Congrats to your sister. Tomorrow is my youngest's sister convo. :)

  13. wow so pretty the flowers. Hehe.. wrapping skill sucks? you are not alone :D me too!

  14. Yea, i think great parents don't treat their kids like 'investment'. we are human and not everything can be measured by $$$

  15. Some children if you bring them up right are good returns, some, you can expect it to be a liability. :p

  16. congrats to your sister... you are all sooooo brilliant.... wish I was half that smart....

  17. I don't think it's wrong of her to think like that. Different people grow up under different circumstances, and thus, have different expectations. I do know and have come across parents who think of their kids as insurance.

  18. Big congratulations to your sis for the milestone achievement :)
    Never been the studious type, so im just stuck with diploma lol anyways that was the only paper i could afford XD

  19. Congrats on your sis graduation! Mine just done few months ago, hahaha

  20. Well in the end of the day, it boils down to the values she taught her children and whether they love her. When water is planted to a plant, surely good fruit will be produce. In this case, I guess that auntie just needed a moment to show off her son to someone. Maybe she is just feeling lonely at that time. I study psychology btw. But what you did was great, at least you listened to her and not ignored her completely :)

  21. ehhh kena tipu d. haha, congrats to your sister then! :)

  22. aww the flowers are so pretty and congrats to your sis. smart runs in the family right?

  23. I am not a mother yet but I think all parent would at least expect the children to spend time with them and be a good person.

  24. Congrats to your sis, I actually went to google what Geophysic is, interesting course :)

  25. Well I guess, most of the parents does think so. In my opinion, when the parents think so, the child would feel burden and give it unwillingly instead of just being sincere about it. Happiness is not all about money. I think it would be best if the child still remember to take the parents go jalan-jalan, spend time after working rather than just give money to the parents every month.

  26. No expectation, No disappointment.
    Actually the auntie want to show off, but in was hurt.


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