My graduation

My graduation from University College London was a quiet affair with only my then boyfriend attending. Why did my parents not attend it? They either couldn’t be bothered or were too busy fighting over their divorce. Nevertheless it was a happy occasion for me as I celebrated it with my best friend, Sam, whose birthday happens to be tomorrow! Happy Birthday Sam! I will lookout for you tomorrow…….

There is a rumour from jealous ladies from my school time who have gone around saying that I did not graduate. I’m not sure why anyone would do that. First of all, despite the fact that I was all popular and playful in school (and always got the best guys, perhaps that is why?), I was the last to come close to failing in exams. My grades had been pretty consistent (and just to blow my own horn, I got a C3 for Bahasa and that was my worst subject for SPM) so why would I fail at University?

This story has arrived at my doorstep till today. Many of our mutual friends would ask, “You didn’t really graduate, right?” And I’d be like….“I absolutely did. Would you like to see my certificate? Better still, why don’t you give the University of London a call with my name and let them tell you how well I did.” But if I were to ask them why they would think that, they would never give me a straight answer and thus, I never was able to find the source of that rumour.

At times like this, I feel I should have invited everyone to my graduation so that these rumours stop. Or I should have sent out photo graduation announcements so people knew. But then again, do I really care if they know or not. Honestly, who really cares…..if the people who love me know, who cares about those horrid low-lifes who are always out to bring you down.

Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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  1. You don’t need to show your certificate to know you’ve graduated. Neither do you need small-minded friends who have no faith in you. Life is too short, get rid of the lot.

    I’ve got a basic degree, and I guess two Master’s degree. One in Business and the other in Martial Arts. It seems in the last few years I’ve been trying to strategically downplay both. It’s sometimes wise not to show your hand when you’ve got a winning combination.

    You keep sane there, Mama Pumpkin.

    The Original SuperParent

  2. Did you know that its better that divorced parents didn’t attend the graduation? Otherwise you would have to choose who to invite for the ceremony and the one who is left out would think he/she didn’t play a role in your graduation ie. financially or emotionally.

    Congrats !!

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