Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
For instance, this night, that is yesterday night (Wed, 30Dec) two appealing events took place.
Forum 'Rejuvenating Science & Technology in Islam' in conjunction with Islamic Science & Technology Week 2009 organised by MRC
The support from UIA students was tremendous. From the brothers side, too. I was kinda amazed by the number of brothers turned up for the event. Wellwellwell, they do have interest after all...
Hm.. the forum was okay. But as most of the forums held here, the crisis was always about the time. Again! The moderator gently reminded the 3 panels on obeying the given time for the round respectively, that was 10-15 mins per person. But as time passed by, 5 after 10 and then 15 minutes... the panel could not seem to stop. The other panels looked tensed and uptight, drank the water, scratched the head and shifted positions few times and at last, the message passed through the panel who was speaking that time.
I think the organising committee should think of a way to put a stop to this common attitude of the VIPs. Obviously, we should respect them, they're the highly respectable and powerful people. So why dont we use the reverse psychology then?
Put a giant stopwatch at the back of the hall maybe? Or an alarm clock that rings every 10minutes? A large high-pitched bell or a round, huge gong perhaps?
Nevertheless, many inputs and useful information that the panels mentioned in the forum. It was an A-okay forum. But we didn't stay long in the AMF Hall as we got other commitment someplace else. :D
Now, now... the second most awaited event was.....
Closing Ceremony of Global Awareness Campaign organised by Culture & Art Club with Red Crescent Society
By the time we entered Lecture Hall, Ustaz Nazri was giving the tazkirah. 10.20pm. Some multimedia presentations and reading the news on Palestine issues.
Then there came ETIKA.
Only three of them performed, and FYI, the guy in the middle is our former junior schoolmate. Syauqi, if I'm not mistaken. His name starts with an S, that's for sure. Shahid or Salleh or Suparjo, seriously I cant remember. From SMART Kuantan. What a small, small world we live in. We both bet he's an engineering student. I mean, duh. A glimpse of look at him and you can tell.
If not, what? A Nursing student? Medic? Come on, lah... AED or ICT, perhaps..
Enuff said already. ETIKA is an awesome nasyeed group, their vocals are super. If they release an album, I'll be the first to buy it. Err.. exaggerating is in process. Please tell this blog owner to stop. :D
After all, the reason being we came to the lecture hall was only for the nasyeed performance. Opsss~~ :D
Thursday, December 24, 2009
No. Not an educational trip. Not a monthly visit either. Definitely not for fun and 'suke-suke' purpose. So, what's left?
You know what? I WAS SICK.
Oh. So YOU dont know?
Wait up, should I tell ya guys about that? Hmm.. I dont think so.
I made up my mind already. I REFUSE to tell YOU about it.
So?? Out of this page this instant please!! Geee. Dont understand English, ah???
Okay. Fine. If YOU insist.
To set the record straight, its my SISTER who got sick. NOT ME. I was just twisting with the words metaphorically. I got sick the time I knew my sister was sick. Got it? :D
She's only 10 and she suffered from appendicitis. Acute appendicitis. Let's ask the help of Mr.Google to translate the meaning of this ap-pen-dee-whichever-that-name-is. I hate to ask for Mr.Wiki's help because of his use of extravagant-medical-terminologies in which I find it difficult to understand.
1. Definition: Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, which is the worm-shaped pouch attached to the cecum, the beginning of the large intestine. The appendix has no known function in the body, but it can become diseased. It is a medical emergency, and if it is left untreated the appendix may rupture and cause a potentially fatal infection. Appendicitis is the most common abdominal emergency found in children and young adults. One person in 15 develops appendicitis in his or her lifetime.
2. Causes: The causese are not well understood, but it is believed to occur as a result of one or more of these factors: an obstruction within the appendix, the development of an ulceration (an abnormal change in tissue accompanied by the death of cells) within the appendix, and the invasion of bacteria.
3. Symptoms: Pain beginning around or above the navel. The pain, which may be severe or only achy and uncomfortable, eventually moves into the right lower corner of the abdomen. There, it becomes more steady and more severe, and often increases with movement, coughing, and so forth. Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting may occur.
4. Treatments: Immediate appendectomy: opening the abdomen in the standard open appendectomy technique or Laparoscopy: a smaller incision is made through the navel.
5. Prevention: Appendicitis is probably not preventable, although there is some indication that a diet high in green vegetables and tomatoes may help prevent appendicitis.
So now, make way for me to tell a story. It begins with a child (my sister, Izzah) complained about her stomachache one night. She mentioned the pain was on the centre, upper part of her abdomen. Due to her gastric problem she always had, my dad prescribed her the usual medicine she used to take. But the pain kept bothering her for few days. And it became two weeks. The pain then moves to other parts of her abdomen. It was on the lower right near her navel.
My mom became worried and urged my dad to bring her to Kuantan Specialist for diagnosis. It was Thursday, 10am.
Turned out it really was Appendicitis. As my dad has a close contact with the officers there, my sister was then scheduled for a laparoscopy surgery in the afternoon. I was at home, taking care of my other siblings when I got hold of the news. God, I was very, very nervous. At 4pm, the surgery ended. And she had to stay overnight in the hospital.
Our former plan was for my dad and mom stayed in the hospital to accompany my sister. But then, me and my sisters will be left all alone at home. Plus, my dad had to go somewhere else the day after. In the end, my mom was to be the only one staying with my sister that night.
I just felt the need to offer my help to stay with my mom and sister. I dont know why, but I did. So my mom said Yes and I packed my clothes.
My dad fetched us at home and all of us paid Izzah a dearly visit that evening.
We were waiting for the 'break fast' time when the TV displayed the overwhelming news on the Malaysia's football team Under-23 who won the Laos SEA Games.
The excitement of them winning the game made me forgot somehow that I was in the room with my sick sister. And I was supposed to control the emotion. Seeing my sister was still "alive-and-kicking" was a relief and I did not feel the need to grief no more. So, I took the time to fool around, to lighten up everybody's mood that evening.
At 7.15 we break the fast. As my sister had to stay overnight, we had to find a suitable spot to crash. The room my sister was placed was a small room shared together with one other patient. So my daddy asked for a single room. And we got it.
It was 9pm and they had to go back home. Jehan and Syakirah got other commitments the day after, same went to my dad. My dad will sleep with Adlin that night, my mom said. But the problem was that....
Oh. My. God.
I was like, WHAAAAAAATTT???
Great. I got exams when the holiday's over and I got stuck with this kid in the darn HOSPITAL room! What a quality time spent during my last few days of holiday.
Holiday in Hospital, what more can I say?
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
My youngest sister is now fast asleep. If months ago I had to sing the Nursery Rhymes to lull her to sleep, now I don’t have to. My magic sentences are, “Alin kan dah 5 years old, dah big kan. Budak big tak payah ulik, die tido sendiri...” Even though she’s not 5 until next year, white lie doesnt hurt her. Now everybody can have some rest peacefully.
This morning, my mom left me with a message before going out with Auntie Nisah, my neighbor-next-door. “Ain, nanti masak kuetiau (kuey tiow?) goreng untuk adik. Bawang putih 2, telur pastu kuetiau.." With that, she left.
I remained with my four younger sisters. Weighing the decision between kuetiau and computer, I decided to do the cooking then facebooking. So I put my best ‘chef’ face on and went to the kitchen. Cloves of garlic. Check. Left-over kuetiau. Check. Soy sauce. Eggs. Salt. Perencah Ana. Check. Cooking oil. Check. Let the flames on!
After few minutes fighting the battle, the dish was now ready. Hmm, it looked undeniably tasty, innit? Haha. I know, it didnt look inviting at all but hey, we were always taught not to judge a meal by its appearance, aite? :D
So I presented the dish to my sisters, 9-year-old Izzah and 4-year-old Adlin. God, how tricky it was to persuade them to taste the kuetiau. Izzah had a few mouthfuls of it but then stopped due to her stomach-ache. Totally not because of my kuetiau, mind ya. As for Adlin’s case, she demanded for her telur kacau-kacau (my version of scrambled eggs) and refused to eat the kuetiau. Then I told her, it’s either the kuetiau or no-food-at-all. I worked my ass up just to make the kuetiau and suddenly, she simply rejected it? No way.
It was not until an hour later, she insisted I fed her the kuetiau. Ha, tau pun lapar.. Now that she savoured my kuetiau, she couldn’t seem to stop eating. She even ate it by herself! Haha. That’s a clear prove that I can definitely cook a delicious meal! Yay me! :D
See? See? Told ya. It really was yum-tastic. p/s: no one was harmed when this image was taken.
My second task was to bath Adlin. God knows how tensed I was when I had to divert her attention from the television to me. She was watching Hagemaru on Astro Ceria and obviously, I was pretty much invisible to her at that time. When I asked her to move, “Kejap lagi. Lepas abis Hagemaru..”, she said without even looking at me. Then the next show: Crime Time was on the TV. Again she said, “Lepas abis cite ni la..” I had to make pinky promise just to ensure she kept her words. By then, I dragged her all the way to the bathroom by threatening her with alin-dah-janji-tadi-nanti-masuk-api-neraka words of wisdom. Amazingly, it works every time.
To take a shower with her was another pain-in-the-ass routine. I had to go for the fresh cold-shower as she dominated the pleasant hot-shower. Basically, when you have a bath with a 4-year-old-kiddo, you have to sacrifice one thing: your body. Don’t take it the wrong way, I meant it literally. At time when I had my face dubbed with cleanser, I had water sprayed all over my face; ruining all the effort. At time when I brushed my teeth, again the hot water was aimed directly at my face. At time I squatted to lather my body with the shower gel, two tiny hands messed up with my hair. “Ha, buat macam ni barulah jadi macam princess...” Haishhh, whichever la budak..
After the sisters-great-moment-of-bathing ended, I shooed her out of the bathroom to dry up and get the clothes on. I had the room for myself, finally.
Only by few minutes, unfortunately. It looked like after she got dressed, she made her mind up to pay me a visit. BANG! BANG! BANG! she hit the bathroom door with her two little hands, asking me what I was doing so long in the toilet. God, how annoying was that. She later turned the light off. I shrieked loudly and I heard her scurried away, giggling.
That was just a small part of the stories of me living under the same roof with that teeny trouble-maker. It didn’t count the occasion related to her ‘royal’ requests on the food. She does not like wet plate and glass, I have to wipe them up. She orders telur kacau-kacau like every day, I have to prepare it. She asked for Chocoholic donut in East Coast Mall, I have to buy it. She selects which food she wants, I have to be patient. She likes hot and fresh meals, I have to bear.
Not to mention my study-time which almost doesn’t exist, she was to be blamed. When I was about to leaf through the first page of my BTQ book, she came around, asking, “Haishh.. bile kak ain nak habis belajar ni.. Alin tak tau nak buat ape ni..” Then I asked her to watch the TV. She got out of the room, watching Astro Ceria only then returned, asking the same question again. She squeezed her butt on the chair I was sitting and grabbed my pink camera on the table. She chatted nonstop and I got no other option than to speak back.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
My father booked a one-way ticket to Kuantan, from Kuala Lumpur. Yesterday, I took off at 2pm. God, I forgot there was the Friday prayer. I usually dont go out of the college around that time because I have to walk pass the men coming out of the mosque after they perform the prayer. And I seriously hate that. But yesterday, I got no other choice. I was pre-occupied with other thing that morning. Blame the Facebook.
I reached the Kl Sentral terminal around 2.20pm. My flight was at 6.05pm. So I strutted along the way to the KLIA Transit's ticket counter to get the train to the KLIA airport. I put my paperbag down and asked for the ticket, "KLIA?" Then the abang said, "KLIA Airport?" I smiled and nodded. "Ohh, kalau nak gi airport, baik naik KLIA express. Lagi cepat. Tak ade transit2 pun. Naik KLIA express laju je, terus sampai airport," he explained with the complete hand gesture up and down. So I understood. Very well, KLIA express then. He then pointed at me with his thumb and asked, "Airport staff, eh??" I was like, "OMG am I being mistaken for an airport staff?? ME?? ME?? Tsk, I am truly honoured!" I pretended to be a bit shocked over the question and then smiled sheepishly, "Eh taklah...". He then gestured me to the KLIA express counter to get the ticket, going through the explanation again. I thanked him and started to walk back, pondering about the fact that I will never gonna be an airport staff, let alone a flight attendant on the airplane. Geez, an airport staff indeed. :D
Hmm, cozy seat to sit and sleep. But I was too busy scanning the panorama out of the window that I seemed could not get my butt out of the seat when the train stopped at KLIA. Double-checked my boarding pass I got from the check-in counter in Kl Sentral just now, I took the elevator to the 5th floor - DEPARTURE.
4.30pm I prayed. After that then I went to pay a visit to the ladies. Thee hee, a must-go place for a lady before going onboard. In my case, it's a fine place to....
lookie lookie, a disqualified airport staff was getting her picture taken... in the ladies. what a place to pose. why, you sure had a weird way of letting out the frustration.. :D
I went out and saw Kentucky Fried Chicken. Hmm, it was 5pm. Another 35mins to check in. So I ordered a set of KFC Meltz, Milo and Cheezy Wedges. Felt out-of-place for not having a (girl/boy)friend for my early dinner, I turned my laptop on and started to think of something to do. Something to waste the precious time.
What an empty feeling, had a meal with no company but the laptop. Remind me not to do it again. First, the hollow feeling. Second, the public stare. One of the embarassing moments I had in my life. But then, I got myself a valuable lesson that day: If you dont want people to look at your way, dont look at THEM. Mind you, I learned that through a hard way. So, be grateful.
A picture collage I made while savouring the Cheezy Wedges. Right finger licked, left finger on the laptop. The cycle continued and I hated the outcome. Not that I hated the image, but the watermark above it! God, I forgot that the software I used was only a trial version. Frustrating. Exhausting. Hating myself.
By 5.40 I packed up and left for the B5 gate. Went inside the plane, I looked for my seat. 26F. So I found it. Only to find a Chinese guy by my age to sit in my place. By the window! To his left, an empty seat. Right next to it sat an Indian man around 40s, reading The Star. So??
Off to the middle then! I asked the uncle to pass through and got to my seat. Not my my seat, but my-only-seat seat. Well, you know what I meant. What, you expect me to ask for a change with that Chinese guy? Hm, I definitely can do that. I actually intended to do that, but somehow I thought, "How hard it is to find a situation where I can be sit right next between two guys? And why oh why do I wanna ever change that?" Haha. Conservative thinking, I know.
Sandwiched between the two guys, I made myself comfortable by enjoying the travel magazine. The uncle to my left was still with his paper, while the college guy to my right was always glancing through the plane window. Oh, they felt uneasy for sure. And was I the only one feeling a mix of uneasiness and giddiness? Guilty pleasure, I dare say so. God, forgive me.
But my pleasure level would be on the max if I was seated between two handsome young guys. If that ever happens, I can always stay in the middle. Forever. I meant it. :D
note: the author managed to get herself out of her seat safely upon reaching the Kuantan Airport Terminal. despite having the fantasy of the hot-guys-on-plane, the author just say it literally. she has no intention of causing any good-looking guys to track her airplane seat just to sit right next to her. it is highly encouraged, but no thanks. she'd rather left it to Mr.Destiny.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
No, you are looking at the wrong ad. Not the oh-so-gorgeous-TVXQ-image on the left, but the Alvin & The Chipmunks 2 on the right! Haha. Gotcha. I put that on for distraction purpose. :D Now you're distracted, please keep on drooling over their handsome faces and stop reading my post. Haha.
I was talking about the 'Get A Free Diary With Any Purchase Above RM30' ad. With any purchase of RM30 above (in a single receipt) in Big Apple Donuts, you'll get a FREE Alvin & The Chipmunks Diary!! Limited stocks only! As you can see, I was practically grinning from ear to ear as my mind worked up a plan. A GREAT PLAN.
Today is Tuesday. I just came back from MidValley Megamall. Know what I did for the last two hours? Here's the story...
4.50pm: I reached Pak Guard's station near the main gate. I asked him, "Pakcik, bleh kuar g pasar malam kul bape?" He said, "Pukul 5." So it was fine by me. I already knew that, actually. I was there just to make him let me go out early. Hehe. After standing there for about 5mins and maybe he was tired of seeing me waiting, so he let me pass. at 4.55pm. Not 5. There you go, my first plan worked out fine so far.
So I stopped a taxi and got a ride to MidValley. Upon reaching the North Wing, I rushed to the Big Apple Donuts & Coffee outlet in the Lower Ground. I got the list out and began to order. Alien... Only that there's no Alien in sight. So I purposely asked the kakak there if they have Alien's Donut, even though I was well aware that the donuts were not ready yet. I said to her I want 8. So she discussed something with the donut-maker in the back and said to me, "Wait a sec.". YESS!!! So I got THE ALIENS!!! My second plan was a success.
Basically, my eight Aliens were baked fresh from the oven!! Haha. You can practically see the dark chocolate ribbons still wet on top of the donut. The tenderness of the dough and the amazing aroma tickled my sense. Hmm yummy. Err okay, now wipe that saliva of yours. I'd like to continue my story.
Here's a sneak peak of the donuts I bought. The total of 18 donuts. Hey hey hey, not that I intended to eat 'em all up, I took my friends' order, lah. They thanked me for bringing the donuts but I am the one who's supposed to thank them. Know why?
Tadaaa!! I got a total purchase of RM35 and above in a single receipt! Know what that means??
Jeng jeng jeng!! The ALVIN'S DIARY!! Oh God, I was on Cloud Nine, no, make it Cloud Ten, Eleven whichever. The image was taken in the taxi on my way back to UIA. The pakcik taxi must be confused seeing me smiling all the way. I'm alright, pakcik. No worries.
And the best part is that, the Donut Box has Alvin&TheGang on it! OMG so cute! :D Their new match in part 2 was the female trio, The Chipettes. They're cute too! :D
So, I got back with a satisfied feeling. I havent mention about the diary to my friends. They will think that I was using them to get the diary. Was I? If I calculated it right, I got the diary NOT for free, but for RM15. The total fare to MidVal and came back to UIA. But it's okay, I dont really care about that actually. What's important is... I am now a proud owner of the DIARY!! Muahahaha.
Thanks to my friends: Nur 'Ayunni, Nurfatin, Nur Farah Izzati, Farizah, Syazwani and Farah Farhanah. You guys really made my day. FYI, I know. I can be silly sometimes. No, most of the times. Thanks for being a friend to this silly lass. If you guys wanna see the diary, roger me. :D
Alvin and The Chipmunks 2 will be out in cinemas on December 24, so dont forget to watch it yo! But, go get your diary first!! :D
Monday, December 07, 2009
Setting: IIUM PJ, Library
As I rarely touch a religious non-fiction book before, personally I felt weird holding a book entitled ‘Islamic Manners’ by S.M.Madni Abbas. Just because I’m a born-Muslim does not mean that the Islamic knowledge comes naturally, I noted that to myself. I have to earn it myself, either by looking, listening or reading. So I leafed through the contents and moved to page 142, Chapter 18: The Etiquettes of Friendship.
Now it was getting weirder(such word exist?) as I was reading on how to be a good friend! Am I not good enough? As I could not answer it myself, so I began to read.
“Friendship is a test. When a person moves in the circle of his friend, very often he comes across difficult and unpleasant situations: sometimes his sentiments are hurt: at other times his dignity is damaged: at times his rest is disturbed and his routine is affected: or he has to face things which are contrary to his desires and inclinations: and still at other times his patience and forbearance is put on trial or he has to suffer financial loss. In short, he suffers a number of difficulties and torments. But when such a person puts up with these ordeals, his heart is galvanised, noble sentiments are generated and he passes through a process of self-purification and spiritual development and attains greater spiritual and moral heights”.
The unease feeling was replaced with clarity as I acknowledged the truth behind those sentences. Fair to say, I do feel disturbed by the fact that sometimes I felt annoyed with my friends’ actions and words. And as always, I had to keep the anger buried. It was tiring. Really.
There were moments when I had to exercise ‘extra-patience’ when dealing with them. Maybe due to different upbringing and background, we always differ in opinions. Most of them do not know that I have two ‘personal rules’ that I hate to impose cuz if I do tell them, they’ll be very cautious and feel restricted to be with me. So as always, I hid them from public knowledge. Now that we are talking about this matter, I’ll let you know:
RULES OF MY LIFE:
1. DO not mess with ANY of my personal belongings.
2. Do not take MY things without MY permission.
As simple as the rules might be, I just cannot help myself when it comes to MY THINGS. Backbiting I can tolerate, Sharing I can do, Bad jokes I can hear, Criticism I can bear, Low morale I can stand but MY PERSONAL BELONGINGS dont make into the lists. Now you have to bear with me.
Back to the book, I continue to read the lines and met these sentences:
Confession of love to the friend. If one loves a friend for the sake of Allah, he should tell him so. The Holy Prophet SAW said, “When a person harbours sentiments of love and affection for his brother, he should express them before him, and tell him that he loves him” (Abu Dand)
Now this part is kinda tough. Well, it might seem a little awkward to tell my girlfriend, “Hey, I love you for the sake of Allah.” Not to mention the ‘reaction feedbacks’ and ‘hilarious comments’ I will receive afterwards. I just dont have the courage to do so. Yet.
I am pretty sure that most of us have heard about this comparison:
“The examples of good and bad friends are like those of a musk-seller and blacksmith. From the musk-seller you are bound to gain something. Either you’ll buy his musk or enjoys its good smell. But the foundry of the blacksmith would only burn your house or clothes or its unpleasant fume will harm your brain". (Bukhari; Muslim)
“Each of you is like a mirror for his brother. If he sees something ill in his brother, he should try to dispel it” (Tirmizi)
Now there’s another problem. I see lots of ill-manners but I am not guided by Allah to point out the flaws openly. The dire consequences of my act (if I correct them) scared the h**l out of me. Come to think of it, will my good friend still be a good friend of mine if I ask her to stop doing the action that is against the Islamic teachings in which she practically sees NO harm in doing so? So I surrender.
Just in case that this post might disturb your thoughts, I seek for forgiveness. The Holy Prophet SAW has said, “A Muslim who refuses to accept pardon from his brother, is equal in sin like collector of illegal taxes.” So you have no other choice but to forgive me. But if you dont mind being an illegal tax collector, then do ignore my pardon. :D
I might not being a good friend, but consider yourself lucky to have a friend who is well-aware of the etiquettes of friendship.... that is ME. Duh.
Count me out, do YOU appoint yourself as a GOOD friend? You too have rules of your own? Care to share?? :D
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
while walking to the university LRT station, you rolled up your sleeves till the elbow. the sun was blazing hot on you, i understand. you need some air. as i glanced at your tote-bag, i wondered if you got any 'spare' clothes for you to change. maybe a tiny blouse that wont made a bulge in the bag? a set of striking baby T-shirt? a tube? god, how can i suspect you of bringing along the clothes since you would not dare to show off your boldness to the public. otherwise, they'll judge you. especially uia students, you will be DEAD if they caught you wearing something indecent. they will pass along the news to the other students and your reputation will be tarnished badly. so i understand.
by hook or by crook, you just have to wear the 'spare' clothes so that it wont go to waste. so you slipped into the toilet and got changed. you throw the jubah inside the bag. there you go. safe and sound. a girl wearing jubah came out of from the toilet with a different personality. yes. that's you. so i understand. you just need the freedom of wearing any type of clothes, right? the heck with pakguard or the dean of uia or the mahallah's principal, they cant force you to wear something 'conservative' like the jubah, right? inside the uia compund, yes. you may as well pretend to abide by the law. but they just have no rights to impose any summons on you if you break the rule OUTside the uia. so, you're a free girl now. do whatever you want. so i understand.
oh, you had a date with your boyfriend i see. relax, i totally understand. humans need to love and to be loved. it is perfectly normal for a college girl to hang out with a boyfriend. no matter which university she got in; uia, um, usm or uitm, its the same for ANY girl. so dont make a big fuss over it. you walked side by side holding hands together with your boyfriend. awwww, that is so sweet. you need a hand to guide you all along the way. whether your boyfriend chose the right or the wrong way, you just follow him blindly. THAT is true love, you said. so i understand.
you ate lunch together, went window shopping and walked in a nightclub. oh wait, is that NOT allowed in our religion? oh, you just went there to beat the stress, i see. maybe dancing a bit? i understand. you were in a good hand, your boyfriend was there to protect you. the fundamental key in a relationship is the trust. hm, you might as well put your whole body into his hand then. after all, he IS your mr.perfect am i right? so i understand.
that was the way you spent your weekend. in the night, he called and you chatted for few hours minimum. you cant just expect a couple NOT to communicate for a long time. if not, then its not called a couple. besides, you have a burning desire to hear his voice every second, enable you to 'function' properly in your daily life. so i understand.
there is NO way you can ever be separated from your beloved boyfriend. even if you know 'dating' is against islam, going to a nightclub is againt islam, make contact with your boyfriend is against islam and wearing fit clothes is against islam... you just cannot resist the sweet temptation of breaking the rules. after all, you'll repent when you get older, right? even if you know that death can come at any time, you still want to have it your way.
so let it be that way. i'll try to make me understand.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
At 9.30pm, the first match was held between MEDCY 1 team and ENGIN2 team:
1. Siti Nur Aishah binti Hashim (083761)
2. Nurul Atiqah bt Ahmad Khairudin (085036)
1. Hairul Niza Azwani binti Khairul (090984)
2. Farishah Hanem binti Ahmad Nazri (090847)
personal view: during the game, i noticed that there were times where the shuttlecock did not pass over the net; maybe the force exerted on it by the racket was insufficient to make it flew over. or should the velocity and momentum be taken into consideration? as i am very fond of physics, i'd say.. let's put the why aside. i have no idea whether the racket or the player that should be blamed. besides, the referee aka pakcik-tulis-markah often told the players to get on their right position before they serve. i aint an expert on the basic rules of the badminton game, so i was pretty confused when he was like 'gerak, sister. gerak..' and 'blakang. dye ke depan..'. and i thought silently, 'the players, arent they even aware of their standing positions, turns and all? oh, maybe they forgot kot...' the referee sure got a really outstanding memory as he was able to memorise each of the steps, turns and stuffs done by the 4 players.
result: MEDCY lost; 12-21, 16-21.
at almost 10.30pm, MEDCY2 pair played against BAR1 team:
1. Nur Atiqah binti Hasman Yusri (082743)
2. Nor Shamin binti Mohd Yusof (082972)
1. Ain Remang (082654)
2. Nur Farhana Zainuddin (082548)
personal view: when the referee miscalculated the marks and announced em, BAR supporters interrupted and corrected him. due to the incident, i changed my perception already. guess he did not have a great memory after all. :D then during the match was held, i had to endure the physical strain on my ears due to the cheering and shouting from the BAR supporters right beside me. one of em went like 'sikit lagi farhana, sikit lagi....' and '2 je lagi, tak mintak banyak.. mintak 2 je lagi..'. i was speechless. nak tegur, kang kene penyepak plak. yang gatal nak duduk dekat BAR supporters to sape suruh.. padan sangat la dgn muke aku.
result: MEDCY lost; 8-21, 18-21.
note to readers: this is the unofficial/brief explanation on the badminton matches written by a plain MEDCY girl with no-post-whatsoever in the society's mainboard. she was pretty sure her voice could not reach the respected people of the mainboard so, she chose this medium as her way to melepaskan gian in a less respectable manner. :D
she'll pass the reporter's form to juliahana who'll do the complete official report (in which the writer was glad julia offered to get it done) and so, she was now officially back in the middle of the iium's large society. welcome home!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The tension disappeared slowly as the match ended tonight. Guess what, our
Lets have a recap on what was happening just now. Our representative was Nurul Hakimah binti Azizan (083270).
MEDCY2 vs BEN1-Noor Hidayah binti Mohamad Azmi (092897). Kim won; 21-6, 21-17. MEDCY2 vs AED2-Taqia Sabirah binti Rahimi (094763). Kim won; 21-19, 21-14.
So, she marched to the FINAL round where the three of them played against each other to grab the gold medal.
MEDCY2: Nurul Hakimah binti Azizan (083270)
HS2: Sharifah Farhana binti Syed Jaafar (084938)
ENGIN1: Wan Nor Ain binti Wan Zawawi (094916)
The final round began with HS2 vs ENGIN1. Sh Farhana (HS) won; 21-17, 21-17. Then, HS2 vs MEDCY2 in which our Kim was defeated; 8-21, 13-21. As Sh Farhana won in both two matches, she was declared the winner of all. Congratz!
Then MEDCY2 played against ENGIN1 to decide the second and third place. Unfortunately, the junior of ENGIN won the game with 21-16, 21-12. So our Kim fell the third. Still, congratulations!
While watching intently throughout the games, I made a few mental notes:
1. I say that the badminton players are totally cool when they perform the ‘stunt’ of picking up the shuttlecock from the floor. They touch the badminton racket to the tip of the shuttlecock, flipped their hand and get the shuttle up to the racket, tup! and catch with one hand. how awesome is that? let me hear the 'whoaa', people..
2. I am gifted with the sixth sense ability, people. Since the game started yesterday, my gut told me that Sh Farhana of HS's gonna win for sure. I meant, the winner. And lookie at the result, she was the gold medalist aint she? So dont play-play with me ahh...
3. I wonder what am I gonna do when the shuttlecock aims straight to my
4. I think my name is somehow lucky. Proofs? Well, lets see. First of all, when the HS supporters shouted for Sh Farhana, they went 'Go Pah Go!' and 'Pah come on Pah, you can do it..'. She ended up the winner. Secondly, the ENGIN supporters cheered up for their player sound like this, 'Ain, sikit lagi Ain...' and 'Ain, sengih Ain.. sengih...'. She ended up the second. Do tell me, which part of MY name does not contribute to them winning the game?, I say it superstitiously.
5. I am truly satisfied and happy! with the pictures I took just now. Next thing to be done: upload 'em in Facebook and do the tagging!
note: the author's jobscope is almost reaching the end as the single badminton matches ended lively. two more days left for the double category reports then she'll be roaming free on the Earth. please wish her luck.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This is the MEDCY news on the SMAC badminton single matches (sisters) in the AMF Hall. Brought to you by a MEDCY reporter whose name is secretly hidden for security purpose.
All the matches were due to begin at 9.30pm but the MEDCY’s first match was at 10pm . I walked lazily down the path led to the hall at 9.50pm Malaysia time. As I pushed the wooden door, I saw Shahida binti Kamaruzaman (083563) struggling to win the game against ENGIN’s Hairul Niza Azwani binti Khairul (090984). As a fresh newcomer in this arena, I stood behind the officer in charge and watched intensely. And I ended up with a stiff neck afterwards; result from focusing too much on the shuttlecock as it went from left to right to left to rig... you get what i meant, right? Shahida was the winner, with the result of 13-21, 21-9, 21-17. One match down, one more to go.
I looked down at my watch. It’s 10.20pm. As the second MEDCY’s match started at 11.30pm between Nurul Hakimah binti Azizan (083270) of MEDCY and Nurul Aina binti Zainal Abidin of BAR, I wandered around and took some pictures. Just outside the hall, they had this Carnival of Islamic Entrepreneurs booth set up. I chatted with the committees there to merely get a glimpse of the programs that’ll be held. Oh, that was why they had all kind of booths along the hallway; it was part of the event. There was halal products bazaar, booth and digital fair as well as the busana muslimah. I intended to take some pictures but they packed up already.
There will be a seminar on Internet Business (Basic) and Internet Marketing (YouTube) on 12th November in lecture hall, at 8-10pm by Brother Zamri. The fee is RM49. I was like, errr... okay. Then there will be a Blogging Workshop by Brother Azri Hanafiah from iluvislam team on 11th November at the same time, same venue. The fee is RM39. Ohoho, a second please. They mentioned in the brochure; If join both seminar, the special rate will be only RM59!! The seats are limited, though. Hmm, I was eager to join but the reports on the matches must be done. And my priority goes to the MEDCY’s reports, obviously.
As the time passed real slow when you got nothing else to do, I went back to my room up in the first floor to lepak-lepak. At 11.20 I marched down to the hall. Unfortunately, Kim was done fighting for MEDCY and she won! I got the result from her; 21-17, 21-7. They say, the match that should be on tomorrow will be held tonight. The match between Shahida and HS's Sharifah Farhana binti Syed Jaafar (084938). So I decided to stay and wait. patiently.
I was glad I'd be able to see the match. It was awesome. As it was the last match started at 11.40pm, all the pair of eyes focused on the game. Tension started to build rapidly as Farhana of HS won the first round with 21-19. The second round involved a lot of cheering and shouting, mostly from the MEDCY supporters. They went, GO MEDCY! clapclap GO MEDCY! clapclap. Only then they stopped when the 'SSYHHHH' was heard among the opposite team. I admit that Farhana was quite tough to tame as her game was fast-paced and she knew her opponent's weak spot. I think Shahida did expect the luck was not on her side, but due to the constant support and MEDCY cheers, she endured it well. The result was 21-19, 21-16. Farhana won the game.
As the result, Shahida was out and only Kim marched to the next game tomorrow at 9pm. That was today, lah. So, let us all show support for the one and only survivor of MEDCY's badminton (single) tonight.
note: due to the lack of knowledge regarding the badminton arena, the author got a brief explanation on the matter from Kim and Atiqah. and she forgot to ask them whether the person in charge of the badminton points/marks was called a referee or an officer. nay, she'll ask later.
Monday, November 09, 2009
it is to be believed that your name truly reflects your personality and impression of others towards you. for instance, if a boy happens to have a name of Jongang bin Sepet, people will be wondering if his teeth really are jongang or if his father has sepet eyes. quite the contrary, a girl with the name of Orkid binti Embong will be showered with compliments due to her beautiful-as-orkid-look although her face is not that pretty.
as the name is said to be the mirror of our own character, parents would gladly name their children with the good name with good meaning. Zaki; the brilliant. Nur; the light. for the non-muslim, they too are quite particular regarding this matter. David; beloved. Ryan; little king. however, as time passes by and the new millenium washes over us, the 'conservative' names are no longer been chosen. suddenly 'made-up-names-with-lots-of-consonants' fall in the highest list. Andriaz Mikey and Hanni Shazreyl raises up questions if they are malay-muslim or not. to delve deeper, the so-called-common-names are twisted to be a new-purely-da-bomb name. Zulaikha to be Zack, Farizah to be Fariz, Sharaf to be Porap and Nurul Ain to be Nour El Ain. interesting, huh?
changing our nickname does not mean that we hate the name our parents had given to us. some kids just doing it for fun, but some do hate their name wholeheartedly. some even insist to change their name in the Identity Card. and that proves how important the name title is to us. so, for parents-to-be, please choose your child's name wisely if you dont want your kid to end up hating you for the uncool name.
i have a childhood friend with the name of Tengku Puteri Nur Ajeerah binti Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Bukhari. until now, i can hardly forget her unique name. back then, she always had problems due to her long name. the UPSR slip did not provide enough space for her to write her full name, as well as her IC. to think about that, i wonder if her problem grows bigger now that she's 19 already. does she change her name or accepting it the way it is?
lucky some of us do have the names that they can be proud of. Siti Sarah Syahirah (3S) and Khairul Khairiyah Khasbullah (3K) are among the circle of the beautiful names, i personally think. speaking of which, i got the chance to meet my twin-but-not-look-alike in my high school days as we both share the same name! what a surprise. i meant, chances are you met the person with the exact name as you are and the right spelling is completely.... WOW. at that time, i suddenly wish my name would be different than the rest of the world. and i realised, that cannot be true.
just to make myself feel better, i try to think that it does not matter whether your name is the same as your friend's or whoever, it is just simply a name. and as cheesy as it may sounds, that's what makes you, you.
note to reader: despite her positive review, the author still refuses to let known of her first name to the public.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
opsie. wrong emoticon.
there you go. lets pray the angel in me manages to last till the end of this post.
the 'voice of charity' night together with the grand iftar. the backdrop is
see? i might not be able to peep into the hole of the brother's side but i DID know that the sisters were a lot more than the brothers.
the celebrated orphans. 40 of them altogether, as been told by farah farhanah. they were not wearing their uniform this year; make easy for them to blend in with the others.
the committed commitees. too busy handling the event and strive for the excellence. too busy having their 'buka puasa' meal and forgot to tidy up the sisters' side after solat; so that the brothers can have their place to sit.
a total sum of money was given to the representative of the orphans. minutes later, a souvenir then was given. again. they do not bother to give those two together in one round only. and dontcha think it migh.... shut up, dont say anything, will ya?
guess who? hafiz, hafiz who? yupp, you got it right. hafiz hamidun, this was the second time he came to
why, unbelievable eh? he performed two songs from his latest album 'Syukran'. One of 'em was 'For Allah'. he
okay, you win. he is muadz, not mawi; although they may seem alike if we look at him once. thats why i asked you to look twice. duh. he sang 'ansar muhajirin' and 'stand up'. yess. the same 'stand-up' in the leadtrain event. we sang with him together, energetically.
ohoho, they were not a nasheed group, okay. just the unlucky draw session. as usual. our madam zairila juria was in blue, standing next to najibah in purple.
akustika group from nilai with the song 'semalam' and 'permataku'. the middle one is good. they say, nilai students are the creative ones. i kinda agree.
ohoho, haa this one was the nasheed group called 'maroon 6'. the girl was in charge of the props as well as the guy beside her (buyat). the two in middle were the guitarist and keyboardist but they forgot to bring their instruments that night. the two with the microfons were of course the vocalists. what, tak pecaye ye?
haha, this was another unlucky draw session, lah.
the d'ilham from petaling jaya. their intro song: wonderpets theme song, isnt that hilarious? they were not bad at all, quite entertaining actually.
the rest of the group; with az-ziarah and pemergianmu. nice choice of songs! i think etika is the must-invite-group in any event that'll be held in uia. they are super awesome!
so, of all the nasheedians performed that night, which one is the BEST among the BEST?
please send your votes to 1313, press 1 for akustika, 2 for... okay, enough said.
i choose etika to be on top of my list. who's with me?