A tribute to my wife…
Today, I just want to share some impressive story about my other half. We have been married for slightly more than 9 years and blessed with 3 beautiful kids. She started to work as a tutor in August or September 1999 in a local public university in south of peninsular Malaysia. After completing her masters degree in 2002, she became a lecturer. End of 2005, she pursued her Ph.D studies. Originally she planned to study abroad. We preferred to go to UK. But then we were not allowed because she has performed her first degree in UK. Hence, we selected New Zealand as an alternative. However, while planning all these, she got pregnant of Alya, our third child. Because of that, we collectively decided to just continue her study in Malaysia. At the same time, I can continue to work as a process engineer in an edible oil company in Pasir Gudang.
Recently, she successfully completed her Ph.D (Chemical Engineering) with minor correction, well actually most of them are just formatting errors. I must say that her thesis and research is very impressive.
While we were undergraduates
Since we’ve known each other more than 12 years ago, I always see her as a genius person. That is one of the most important trait that she has. She study less but she can pick-up very fast without any effort. On the other hand, I studied harder than her because I’m not that clever or brilliant as her or the other students. I need to put more effort to succeed in whatever I do and whatever I learned. That is my key to success >>> Work Hard. I will read wherever I am, even at the bus stop while waiting for my school bus or while stopping at the traffic light in my car. I don’t like to waste the precious time just like that.
Both of us have a good career, I thank God for that. As some of you know, I’m currently doing my Ph.D and I’m in my 3rd semester. In the university, I will at most of the time be in the lab, working on my research. My wife, in the other hand has more jobs to do. She has to teach (lecture), supervise research students under her, write and publish papers, think of her research, coordinate and manage her consultancy Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) work and much more. In addition to that, her English is so good that she also do proof reading and editing services which focuses on chemical engineering thesis and technical papers. You know what… I’m really impressed in how she managed to do all of those work, calmly. It’s really amazing!
At home, it’s a different story. As soon as we reached home, I will normally relax, rest, watch TV, tease my kids or do my online activity. On the other hand my wife will change her attire and go straight to the kitchen to cook for us. During this fasting month, I prefer eating at home rather than buying from bazar Ramadhan or eating out at any Ramadhan Buffet. While I rest, she still work, but now she work in the kitchen, with our maid assisting.
Later at night, she will check our kids homework and revision. My kids prefer to refer to her rather than me. I don’t know why? Am I that fierce?
Do I consider her a superwoman? Yes, definitely. She is more excellent than me at work. Of course, I have a different set of experience because I have been working as an engineer for almost 6 years. That’s a different story. But now, I’m starting my career as an academician and I’m catching up with her. Once she is assigned a task or a project, she will be laser focused to complete it as soon as possible. Yep…she’s very focus. That’s one thing that I need to learn and master from her. I need that to be successful in my career and my online business.
Before I end this entry and break fast in a matter of minutes, I would like to say to my wife that I appreciate her being part of my life. All of us love and embrace you. You are such a great person, wife and mother. Thanks for everything, my dear… 😉
Oh yea… before I forget.. Thanks for cooking chicken rendang for me… hehe