Now, i want to share what happened in March 2011. March has been a wonderful month for me. Not because it's the month of CIP bonus (Alhamdulillah lagi, sujud syukur berulang kali for a very nice bonus), but because i met one of my 2011 milestone. Hmmm not completely achieved thou but at least i've started the process. March was also the month of 'pain' hahaha.. why? I tell you in a minute.
It's started with Discovery Scuba Diving on March 5th. Become a certified scuba diver is one of my 2011 resolution. So i join this so called introduction to scuba diving session. Hosted by mba Itha Seal and Mas Sarwo, this was a session to learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water. There was nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It took a little getting used to.. but after a few minutes of wonder, I found how easy it was. It was all fun! Mas Sarwo and Mas Dino were good and nice and well trained and experienced instructors. The food was good --saya minta tambah nasi padahal awalnya saya bilang:"waks, banyak amet nasinya!" Despite the difficulty I found when doing mask clearing, I can not wait for my next adventure coming in May (insya Allah): Open Water Diver certification course. Yay!!
I found the sum insured (Uang Pertanggungan) of my current life insurance was pretty low in January -premi yang 5 tahun sudah selesai bayar. Yes, I am single, pretty, smart, happy and wealthy (hush....!!), but still i'm a bread winner of my family (me and ibu). A single person like me doesnt usually have a life insurance unless they are bread winner. That was one reason i bought life insurance polis, and the other reason is because i really love Ibu... If my time comes earlier than her (who knows!) I will make sure she can continue her life properly. So I decided to open one polis with higher uang pertanggungan (berbahagialah ahli waris saya! hahaha), and it was approved mid March. Alhamdulillah.. This was followed by unit link close out. This part is not final yet. I found it took longer for closing than opening Yah, biasalah itu, buka cepet tutup lama. I have anticipated before, but again.. still surprise me why CS and my agent didnt return my email/sms. People may ask why i want to close unit link and my answer is simple. I didnt find it fit for my purpose. For me, i'd better split and have different account for investment and insurance, and optimize (or maximize!) them both.
What painful in March? My good friend, Sylvia, resigned from office March 18th, and will move to Aussie for good. Good news is she has found a wonderful man, they will tie the knot soon. Congratulation!
Also, it was painful to me, saying goodbye to Ibu who travel to Mekkah and Madina for umrah (again!) by herself last Thursday. Errr, gak sendirian sih... There are good friends with her. I cried a lot when she left because i cant go with her. Ngiri!! My schedule didnt allow me to leave in March.
I received first draft interior design for Puri on Monday, March 28th. I gave many feedback to my designer, still need more review and redesign. Uuuh, i can't wait for its realization. This picture below is a hint!
How about my 2011 cooking and baking project? It went quite well, with total 10 dishes year-to-date vs. 40 dishes annually.
Alhamdulillah. Thank you, Allah. For giving me a healthy, mind-body-and soul.