Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Wierd Moment

An incident happened today and I thought it was really funny but touchy.

I went for my normal yearly check up with my Gynae , know the thorough body check up for women to detect any abnormalities in your health....etc.

When I got there I was attended by this new medical assistant whom never attended or spoke to me before this but I noticed that she was a bit reserved with me and I didn't know why. So I reserved my comments.

Then she called out my name to go in and started preparing the room before the doctor comes in to check me.

So I was dressed only hips up and laid on the 'check bed' or whatever you call it. Then she said to me, ' You know ..when I was small I used to watch you reading the news all the time and whenever you read , I would repeat after you infront of the Tv and my mom also knows this. And now I can't believe it that I am here in the same room and I am attending to you.'

Feeling a bit embarrased thinking how awkward it is that we have to meet this way.. I mean having your fan seing you half naked....then I tried to be casual about it and said to her ' How old are you now...suddenly I feel so old..'. She laughed and said ' I'm 26. Then I asked her ,' So why didn 't you pursue your dream to be a newsreader?' She said, ' Because of financial problems la..'.

Then I said to her ' To be a newsreader does not need much money coz when I started I just went for the audition like everyone else and if you're really determined and sure of yourself I think you should continue your dream.'. She answered me ' Its ok, it's too late now but do you know that I became the best speaker in my school because of you?'.

I was so touched by her words and said ' Really I am so honoured to hear this thank you.. but I still think you shouldn't forget your dreams. Don't give up.'

There you go.. at first I thought this girl doesnt like me coz she didn't even look at me when I arrived but for all you know she was very shy. If I hadn't had the sense of perseverence , she would have been misunderstood.

After talking to her I do sense the feeling of unhappiness and loneliness in her. She could have no one to talk to , to share her passion and her dreams. I really would like to see her at least try to go for an audition. It makes me sad to see someone give up without an attempt to try. You will never know how far you can go unless you try.

It would be a waste to just deny a gift that god has given you.

I wouldn't want to grow old and say to myself ' I should have done that coz by then it would be too late. But if you had tried and it didn't work out , at least you know where your strengths and weaknesses are.

So if any of you young ladies and gentlemen are reading this my advice is , please just focus on your dream and you will get it. All you have to do is believe in yourself then others will believe you.

'Better to live one year as a tiger than a hundred as a sheep' - Madonna.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hariraya- To Forgive and Forget.

Hariraya is supposedly a time for you to enjoy the moment of happiness being with family members , relatives and visiting friends to ask for forgiveness and to forgive any wrong doings in the past.

Though I always thought that you don't have to wait for only on Hariraya to do it coz if you are conscious with your well-being and understand the basic fundamentals of courtesy it can become a habitual thing that you do everyday.

When I was young my parents always reminded me to respect the elderly no matter who they are and never underestimate anyone coz you'll never know that one day you might need their help. This thought has been with me and since then I despise people who are rude to the elderly. I do believe that if you don't respect the elderly no matter who you are or what you are - you are nothing.

I'm writing this because it happened infront of my eyes during this raya in an open house. A group of middle aged intellectuals from various high ranking position in their jobs one of them were the host were busy talking among themselves and didn't even notice an elderly lady with her husband coming into the house. They were greeted by the hosts uncle and was seated in the other lounge.

I was just observing this group of people who couldn't care less about the existence of the couple and carried on talking and gigling loudly.

The couple seated for an hour in the lounge and kept asking for the host and wondering where she was. Then the uncle went and told the host to go and greet the couple but she just kept on talking to her friends.

Finally the couple was about to leave then they saw the host and went up to her to 'salam' the muslim traditional way. The host just sat there and didn't even stand up to show her respect but just coldly shook hands with the couple.

I felt so bad for the couple. It's hariraya and how could this happen. We're supposed to make our guests feel welcome and what happen to our sense of humanity and courtesy?

I hate to say this but if things are not done with sincerity then whats the point of doing it just for the sake of just doing it?

So I went back home and had a long private talk to my kids to make sure they understood the same thing I did ....back when I was at their age....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My book 'Imej -Diri Anda Aset Anda' -the Book Of The Month July 2009 -Airasia Travel 3Sixty

Sharifah Shawati's book 'Imej-Diri Anda Aset Anda' was featured as 'Book Of The Month' in July issue 2009 of Airasia Travel 3Sixty Inflight Magazine!

Do get your copy at any MPH bookstores or book online with the authors signature in it at Lifetime investment and value for money only Rm 39.90!
Rejuvenate.Reveal.Reborn. !

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Special Interview In Airasia's Inflight Magazine Travel 3Sixty, September 2009 issue.

An insight on Image Consulting and Sharifah Shawati's book 'Imej- Diri Anda Aset Anda'. Don't miss this article and have a glance in this useful inflight reading material when you are on board!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Media Write Up - Madams Chair Business Magazine Sept. 2009

Interview on my latest business venture in one of the prestigious business magazine in Malaysia called 'Madams Chair' done by a very credible writer Dazman Manan. Please get your copy of Madams Chair magazine September issue and turn to page 102 & 103.

Thank you for all your support!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Adamaya Workshop Treat!

My dear friends and followers out there,

I am pleased to announce that starting from November 2009 I will be organizing a weekly 2 hours Image Talk on Visual Impact in the training room at my office that comes with a very special offer!

Rm 250 only and you will get :

1 hour Image workshop, 2 pm- 4pm , Friday
Free membership worth Rm 150 to join the Adamaya Group
Bring back Rm 150 worth of Adamaya products of your choice!

A light refreshment will be served.

Limited to only 15 pax weekly. Book your seat now and don't miss the opportunity to learn more about the art of looking good!

All you have to do is contact Mr. Robin 017 463 1113 to get full details of the workshop and our location map.

Hope to see you soon!

Thank you.