Simple & Optimistic

Life Of An Offshore Mother

I was mom’s first born and the only daughter after my 2 brothers appear in my life. Although I’m considered as the eldest child on my mom side, but I do have a stepbrother from another mother at my dad side. Even I’m a bit upset when I found out about my stepbrother in my age of 14 years old, I love him unconditionally. Not because I hated the fact that I have another brother but if only we know each other earlier, I would be happier. Growing up with my grandmother in Tuaran, Sabah Malaysia and ended my teenage life at my dad’s house at a small village called Kampung Tampulan, Telipok, Sabah Malaysia. I lost my precious dad who suffer from stroke in 2008. It was the most devastated year of my life.

After completed my Diploma in Information Technology (Tele Education) from Multimedia University, Cyberjaya in 2005 with my internship experience at KKIP Sdn Bhd in a wholly-owned company of the Sabah State Government, through the Chief Minister (Incorporation) Ordinance located in KKIP Sepangar, Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. I rest for a month, then I applied 1 contract term job as a Logistics Scheduler under the payroll of Avia Services attached with Shell Timur Sdn Bhd, Sapangar Bay Terminal in 2006. With the hard work and good showmanship in my position, I pursue my career as the Warehouse Executive replacing my line manager in 2007. I was very under experience to call myself an executive line during that time, but with great passion I overcome the whole process and manage to deal with the difficulties in a short time. Thanks to the endless support from all the colleagues and business partner. Working in a male dominant industries is quite challenging but with patience and optimism nothing is impossible.

I was once an active photography blogger in 2005-2010, until Facebook become a hit and everyone moved to micro blogging. You still can visit my old blog and some of my photography works. I slow down my blogging activities when I start dating my man in 2012 and got engaged the same year. Some say it was a fast decision I ever made after my previous engagement break ups but I’m glad that I made the right choice. We got married in 2013 and have our first baby on the same year. We have a very handsome boy, I could say he inherit his look from his tall and handsome father. Both of us works in the same industries but different company. He is more on technical side. He actually great in that! I even shocked when I found out that he scored better in Physics. My man is one of a kind. Thank God for letting me having him as my life protector. May we grow old long enough and love unconditionally until the end of our time.

I have my career change in 2014, from downstream to upstream but still in the same company. Downstream means we are closer the end user or typical consumer like us, while upstream  in oil and gas production are people who produce raw materials. You can easily gets the information through google if you interested to know more about it. So I got myself into Road Transport Governance & Assurance Coordinator in Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd based in Labuan, Malaysia. It took me 1 year in this role before moving to another role which I ended up working offshore. Completed my intensive traing for 3 months in 2015, and start reporting offshore 19th Jan 2016. And still reporting offshore somewhere in Bintulu, Sarawak water, with my husband working in Labuan, and my son in Sabah. What we called this kind of family? Long distance family relationship? You name it.

As this year 2020, I have decided to start blogging again. I will be 35 years old this year and I want to share a little bit of my ups and down working as a mother and traveling offshore to help our family financial. The reason I’m clearing my older posts in here because I want to start fresh. Inspiring more women especially mothers to feel accepted even in the male dominant industries. I hope 2020 will bring more good stories!

Hugs & Kisses,

Veralyn Marcie


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*Last updated 15/1/2020.


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