Wednesday, November 18, 2009

understand

i understand. you are trying very hard to pass the inspection of the pakguard in the uia's main gate, so you ended up wearing a common black jubah among other tight and fit clothes you kept in the wardrobe. the true muslimah should wear loose clothes, you said. so i understand. oh, the trousers/jeans inside the jubah was merely for your easy-walking purpose. it is not a big deal, definitely. so you walked down the path led to the gate, flashed your matric card and rode on the metro bus 12.

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

badminton 3

the writer had no serious intention to wish for the medcy's badminton players (double) to lose in the games held tonight. she might not taking her job seriously, but to wish bad things happen on MEDCY's team is so... wrong. at least it feels wrong. so she wrote her last report of freedom as nice as she can; so that the MEDCY'S four badminton players will not feel the urge of attempting a group-suicidal-plot due to the medal loss in the badminton match.


At 9.30pm, the first match was held between MEDCY 1 team and ENGIN2 team:

MEDCY1 team:
1. Siti Nur Aishah binti Hashim (083761)
2. Nurul Atiqah bt Ahmad Khairudin (085036)

ENGIN2 team:
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:

MEDCY2 team:
1. Nur Atiqah binti Hasman Yusri (082743)
2. Nor Shamin binti Mohd Yusof (082972)

BAR1 team:
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

badminton 2

This late news was brought to you by the same reporter who refused to get her name published; the same old attitude but with a higher spirit than yesterday.


The tension disappeared slowly as the match ended tonight. Guess what, our
Kim-Bum Kimchi Kim Posssible Kim-Hakimah-of-MEDCY secured the third place – bronze medal for badminton!!

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
breast chest abdomen area. Am I be able to move backward and smash it forward or.. will I let it drop to the floor? Even better, catch it with my own bare hand? I'm an amateur, people.. so dont expect me to pull the stunt right under your very eyes..

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

badminton 1

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

isma eh??

what is it in the name that makes us so special? ada apa dengan nama actually?

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.