I talked to my husband earlier today about transformation and somehow the very same subject prompted up another discussion with another colleague during a short break.

How much have we changed since 3 years ago, 5 years…or even maybe 10 years ago? I have seen how the citys-scape has changed so much since I stepped in Kuala Lumpur in 1991. From a slow-paced small town of Raub to another slow-paced town of Kuantan in the east of coast of Malaysia, the hustle and bustle of the city was something that I couldnt cope up. I still dont like to be in the city too much, preferring to the greeneries and quiet suburb; where I can think clearly.

The transformation that I had to create for myself in order to fit into the city lifestyle was quite an effort for me. Where the roads of Raja Chulan, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan P. Ramlee are known as the Golden Triangle, that was where I first started my career in the city. The first day I went out for my lunch from the old See Hoy Chan building, I had my first culture shock. There were ten gadzillion people all around me, walking fast. No familiar faces. Everyone was so busy.

Rewind to just a short year before that, my life was transformed from being someone’s wife to someone’s mother. Fast forward to many years after that, I saw myself transforming from one role to another- on a personal front as well as on career level.

As time progresses, those faces and places might have been jaded. But as long as the spirit does not dwindle, you will be fine.


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