Monday, December 10, 2012

Chambering- Story 1

10 December 2012, Monday, 8.15am

Today, as usual, woke up EARLY IN THE MORNING, prepared my own breakie then I rushed to Shah Alam High Court for case management at 9am. I was running out of time, and out of sudden I asked myself, oh no, which registrar I suppose to see. While my ass got caught up in the jam, I ran through the file, ok this lady, at Tingkat LBH (which I don’t know what it stands for- would it be “Lembaga B?? H??” ahh I don’t know), when I reached there, its already 8.55am! DAFUQ, went to the information counter, and they told me Tingkat LBH is at another building which is not in the Shah Alam High Court, I was like, WHAT?! Are you telling me I came to the wrong place? The lady at the information counter was very helpful, she calmed me down and asked, who is the registrar and finally she directed me to the correct place for the case management. I literally ran to the place and registered myself. That was my first case management in Shah Alam Court, basically the procedure is abit different as compared to KL Duta Court. 

After the case management, I happily walked to my car. Then a lady who is in her 50s approached me, speaking in Mandarin, “Hi Miss, I am sorry. I just wanna confirm with you whether I am at the correct place, because my lawyer has asked me to come to this place by 9 and he is not reachable and I have been waiting for an hour.” And then she showed me the address which sent by her lawyer to her phone. “Yes, it is correct. But your lawyer never tell you which floor?” she looked very worried, and said “ No, he just asked me to be here before 9am, and I can’t reach him now, what should I do?” So my guess was, maybe the lawyer off his phone because he is already in the court. Oh wells, so I asked the lady what case she is having today. She looked at me, I couldn't really tell what the expression was, worried? Scared? Panic? Devastated? Finally she said “Divorce.” Whenever I hear people talk about their divorce, I will get very upset and emotional. I have seen that happened to my relatives or close friends since I was young. Since I finished my case early, so I decided to help her. I went to the information counter (again), and asked about the court(s) for family cases. Apparently there are 2 courts for family matters; one is at 2nd floor and another one at 6th floor. We checked the 2nd floor Family Court's board and the applicant names, the lady confirmed that her name was not there. So we went to the 6th floor, while we came out from the elevator, her phone rang again(her phone had been ringing since we met) She passed it to her sister and her sister answered it. Then I heard her sister said this, “what? Why do I need to lie to you? You have to know that we are here for your mum… don’t say something like this.” That got me thinking a little bit, why a child would suspect her aunty lie to her/him? What happened to this marriage? me and that lady had a little chat after we got at the 6th floor, she told me that it is a single petition, well. She complaint about the travelling distance to Shah Alam Court as she stays in Klang. We found that correct court eventually, and her lawyer wasn't in the court. I was like, why is this lawyer so irresponsible. Never inform the client where to meet, asked the client to come at 9am and he himself never show up. WHAT’S THIS? She was so worried and kept asking me what to do, however all I can do was, calm her down, and asked her to call her lawyer once again, if he’s still can’t be reached, then the only choice is to wait for her lawyer in the court until her lawyer comes.I apologised to her that I have to leave and can’t help her more and wished her good luck. She and her sister thanked me for helping them. 

I walked to my car, I felt abit uneasy actually. I always think that it is never easy for a woman to divorce her husband, especially when kids/children are involved. She doesn't look like someone from a wealthy family and I can tell that divorce can really release her pain from the conversation we had while we were searching for the correct court.  I never ask her why she wants to divorce her husband. I think I just don’t wanna look like a busybody since it is none of my business. Anyway I really hope the best to that lady: whatever you are fighting now, continue fighting and don’t give up.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Never give up

I always tell myself, never give up, you have so much to give, no matter how nasty comments you get, listen and learn. I believe that at some point in the various paths we embark in our lives, we get to a part where we feel like giving up. Its easy to give up and tough to fight. But battle it out, you will be amazed how much you can do. As long as you are still alive and healthy, keep trying until you finally succeed.

No man in the world is perfect. Mistakes and errors are unavoidable. And never look down on people, you will never know that the quiet boy sitting at the corner in the classroom, that one you always call weirdo, might be the next listed company directors. Each of us has much more hidden inside us than we have had a chance to explore. Unless we create an environment that enables us to discover the limits of our potential, we will never know what we have inside of us.

So this is what i gonna say to all those people who are looking down on me,  
wait and see!

" A proud man is always looking down on things and people, and of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you." C.S. Lewis

Good day ;)

Alane De Neo

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My life as a chambering student

if you wanna be a chambering student, you must be a qualified person as in a law graduate. Chambering, is another way of internship where a law graduate having passed the requisite professional examinations. As i'm from local university, therefore i need not sit for CLP ( Certificate in Legal Practice). CLP is a course and examination taken by foreign law graduates in order to become a qualified person as defined under the Legal Profession Act 1976. Lucky me, did not need to sit for another exam, i could then proceed to read in chambers and 9 months later of chambering,then called to the bar and become a qualified lawyer.

Now here i am, doing my third week in Mah-kamariyah & Philip Koh, a medium-big size law firm in Kuala Lumpur.  I was quite nervous before i started my chambering. Worried about the tasks, assignments, whether i'd be able to perform well. I was not excel in school, my concern all the time in university was to pass the exam and graduate. After struggling so hard in STPM,   i told myself i'm not going to study like that anymore. The final exam in my final semester, i did not really spend alot of time like i used to, in revision. I even told myself,  "sure pass one." HAHAHA. Now i'm wondering how the hell i got the guts to tell myself i'ld pass the ultimate exam that time. Thinking about the consequences of not passing the exam now, that gives me goosebumps. Waste another year just for that paper. No, no noooo..i aint gonna do that.

My firm does alot corporate cases, although they have ADR, Civil litigation and conveyancing department. Medium-big size firm always my ideal working place in terms of exposure as i have an apportunity to try different scopes of work then only i can decide which area of law i would like to practice in. Although i have done some litigation works while i did my attachment in Wong associates and solictors, and abit of conveyancing files in Halim Hong & Quek.

Hope that i'll still be fine and in one piece after 9 months. For others, cheers for your incoming excitement and hope the best that you and i can complete it. Lets do it, lets rock it!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Perhaps..i am wrong

I always think that people must be given a chance to say what they wanna say and do what they wanna do. I don't judge people (hmm... try not to judge) as i don't like people judge me. I always refuse to trust my feeling or my 6th sense, as it always appears before i know that person. Sometimes, it beats me and i will tell myself disappointingly that "i was right!". I used to share things with people, only reliased that people can be that selfish and evil, betray your trust and they care about themselves most times. Everybody wears mask, makes you believe that you're so special to them. Eventually they leave you and  say "sorry" and seek your forgiveness. Everybody is using each other, to achieve their own purposes. Day after day, year after year... you'll realise naturally some people are that selfish. That reminds me Jurisprudence that i learned during my third year in law school, Thomas Hobbes expresses a view that society was formed from a state of nature whereas without an ordered society, people are naturally poor, nasty, brutish and selfish. Its understandable that his views about the core human nature were influenced by his times where the English Civil War and Cromwellian dictatorship had taken place.

Now, i always think that people are selfish and nobody would be that kind to help you if you have problems. Even when i tell my sisters or friends that," hey, you know how i got my shit out of this. He/She helped me out! He/She saved me from this shit!" Their normal response, "he's hitting on you larr! for sure!" " Really? A girl? what does she want from you?better be careful!". Hey hey...hold on...what society am i living now? Civil Law? World War II? or what? I can understand people are trying their best to survive in this society, after all i think we're doing good. We're not at war, economic is okay, our country is getting better(i think, if compared to other countries), the Internal Security Act is ready to be repealed by new legislation. I think our government has taken a big step trying to change the law now, i have no idea and cannot predict the impact of the new legislation on us as civilian, nevertheless, they're trying.

Well, this is the world we're living in, suck it up.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lack of attention

People always tell me, "hey, your latest blog post is so emo". "am trying to get attention! IMMA ATTENTION SEEKER!". In this era of information technology, we have social networks such as facebook, twitter, friendster etc. Bringing about a fast evolution of technology in daily life, we can access to internet via phones-- blackberry, iphone, samsung galaxy... all the smart phones, we get information way way faster compare to 50 years ago. How powerful they are now in our life. I believe without all these social networks, i bet Lynas news/protest wouldn't be that influential. But how many people really know the real story behind? Alot of news that appear on the social networks, gossips and whispers. How many of them are true? The story that eventually come to you might be a different version. People add this and that, make it more interesting, and u just believe what you hear or what is published on all these social utilities? *facepalm*

Also, as a result of these. People started abusing social networks, sometimes i doubt the genuineness of stories that i get. I become very suspicious. I know the initial purpose when people create Facebook or Twitter, a place where connects people with friends, family and others. But now... hmmmm.. its like a deadly weapon that may turn against you anytime, have to be careful of what you say, what you do, what you think...cannot simply comment publicly. Ohh dammnn... where is the freedom of speech? So, if you don't want any trouble of these. Try to keep as low profile as you can. People can be superstar maybe just only need a little  bit of effort by posting pretty PS pictures on these social utilities, i honestly tell you guys that, i do not really trust the pictures that i see on internet. =S 

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS WORLD? *scratching head*

Friday, February 24, 2012

News & Updates

It has been awhile..since last time i posted all my 'natural' look here. HAHA. Anyway, back to holiday, back to party. Have been partying awhile here and there. Mostly are events or special occasions like international deejays sorta.

New semester just started and i'm doing my FINAL sem now. Time flies... like rocket. I actually feel abit anxious of being 'released' soon from almost... 20 years of reading books, exams, teacher, class, classmates. I'm moving towards.. a so called 'new life' ( for others, the definition might be different as they prefer to refer 'new life' as 'marriage life'..well, whatever.) I always tell people, yeaa..i love working blah blah blah cause i finally don't need to depend on somebody...hmmm... come and think about that, actually i do. I still need to wait patiently everymonth for the salary. Grrrr.. money money money. Work to survive, work to get whatever i desire, luxury and all. =.= life is life. LIFE SUCKS! =(

I'm actually quite free this sem, total of 15 Credit hours of classes compared to my normal 23 credit hours of classes that i used to take. Therefore, i make sure every gathering i attend must be memorable. I make sure every house party i go, everybody must be drunk/wasted. i call that.."fun". Its no point you attend a party ,sit at the corner and busy checking out your phone like you're busy texting smbd, c'on! like, seriously?

i think everybody has the same thinking, and parties have been organised weeks follow weeks. Not 'drink drank drunk' parties, rather like gathering, barbeque, so on. We come out for meals more often, red box. Even those people who always reject invitation have shown their faces in many occasions.

This year, i gonna get myself a camera. A fine one. So that i can snap some nice pictures in Aussie. M going  to Gold Coast right after my exam and come back on my birthday. Have a negative thinking that Am i gonna spend it alone this year? haha... well, will let god decide.hehe =p

Friday, January 6, 2012

webcam is the best

Noticed that i have plenty of photos in my laptop, why not share? LOL i'm pretty daring eh!

Year 2009

damn i was so slim that time! T____T

Year 2010

Year 2011

The fact shows that... i need a camera! IPHONE, WHY YOU NO COME TO MAMA!