This week, I was unfortunate enough to have had to be in a queue that lasted 1.5 hours with a hungry, cranky toddler. T2 and I, we were out and about since 9am and finally got home at 3pm and throughout that whole time, did not have breakfast nor lunch. I was just busy, busy, busy and all I had for her was a bun in the car – not that she complained at all. But following Mommy around was shit boring……
So the interesting thing during my long wait was eavesdropping on a conversation between a married man (of 2 wives) and a married woman, both strangers at the start and friends when they parted with each others phone numbers. Hmmm……They were both of the same race of upper middle class status. They started sizing each other up by firstly asking about the kids. Then the woman asked where the man lived. I don’t know why Malaysians like asking this question. It almost is as though she wanted to know how rich he was. Then he just HAD to say Bukit Persekutuan (which is the Tan & Tan residential at Federal Hill) but when probed further, he admitted that he didn’t actually live there because he thought it was a waste (being so nice and posh) and lived in Bandar Utama but had another house in Taman Tun blablablabla…..because one house is for Wife #1 and the other for Wife #2. He then qualified that with 7 kids, they wouldn’t have fit into the home at Bukit Persekutuan. Then of course, the married woman had to ask if he owned a house-house there or an apartment unit, so he had to admit that it was just an apartment unit. But do you see where I am coming from?
Did he HAVE to say Bukit Persekutuan in the first place if he didn’t even LIVE there? Why did HE have to show off? Why couldn’t he just have said he lived in Bandar Utama? What’s wrong with living in Bandar Utama?? Malaysians, especially a certain category of Malaysians, are just so weird. It’s all about status and who has money. WTF!!!??? Who frigging cares if your father is a Datuk or if you have 20 million? There is another man who loves boasting how he’d just lost 48 million in some Telco deal blablablabla……I really cannot stand people like that. Just go back to your roots and ask yourself where you came from, please.
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