Sunday, January 31, 2010

Famine-ly Day

I was taking pictures near the AMF stage during Mahallah Zainab Al-Jahsy's Family Day aka Gala Night.

Suddenly I felt a hand touching my arm lightly. It was Madam Sh.Nafisah, one of our fellows.
Madam:
Tangkap gambar banyak2 ye, pastu masuk dalam blog... (smiled at me)
Me:
ERK! Eh Madam... (smiled back shyly)

OMG I wasnt aware about the fact that my fellow (i bet my principal too!) knew about this blog. I am about to critic Mahallah's biggest event and my fellows will be reading it!?

Watch your words, Miz Nour El Ain.

:puteh_17:

And you too, Mr.Roundie. Please behave. If I heard any single complaints from ANYONE regarding your bad attitude, then it's OVER between you and me. You got that??

:puteh_21:

Good. I take it as a YES then.



Simply attractive. I was complaining about the too-plain backdrop to 'Ayunni when she said it was Fatin Pink's work. Er.. okay. I took that statement back.


I wore my brown shirt and black slacks to attend the event when suddenly I was reminded by 'Ayunni that the theme of the night was 'Pink-ie & Blue-ish'! I quickly ran to my room and changed. 3 minutes later, we were ready to go.


We were all given a coupon each for the food. A neat way to avoid extra-consumption of food by the sisters, huh?

Hmm... I bet
that's gonna work..


At almost 10pm, we got the signal to dash towards the food booths.

When you have a hall full of
hungry (no, make it staaarrvinggg) girls, just imagine what sort of situation you'll see.


Yes. The circumstance was unavoidable. Who's gonna get into a line during time like this? So, what other choices did we have?

Pushing, shoving and thrusting our way to get the food, holding our own Tupperware.

Waiting patiently while trying our best to endure the tension and the rhythm of our own stomach.


The suffering was almost vanished when we (finally!) reached the
Bihun and Nasi Goreng booths....










....to see that there's no more food left.

I repeat: Nothing. Nil. Zero. Nought. Zilch. Khalastt. Finished.


The feeling of anger suffocated us. Duh. Obviously. My friend did not eat since evening to wait for this so-called-special dinner. And what did she get? Few sticks of satays, that's all. Full-stop.


I stopped Farah Farhanah to ask about the reason behind the insufficient amount of food provided by the organiser. Did they not prepare extra food to cater the need of the sisters? Did they count all the heads correctly? Did they not aware of the sisters who were going to buy the coupons last minute? Did they allow more sisters to join the dinner even if it means that the food was not gonna be enough for us all??


Yes, I know. Handling a big event like this sure is a tough job. I am not so the right person to condemn and speak whatever I had in mind regarding this wonderful ceremony. My event wasn't all that successful either. Just look at the condition of sisters' BON last week. In fact, it sucked more than this Gala Night.


:puteh_25:

So, shut up. Be grateful of the
satays, pudding, jelly and left-over ice creams you had eaten.



The night wasnt gonna be fun without performances, look at what we got..


Alia Awatif opened the night with a song


My friend, Sy Nur Izzati Alkaff and her melodic voice


Alkaff's supporters


The awards were given to the sisters of MZJ for several categories: Miss Adorable, Miss Popular, Miss Happening, Miss Feminine, Miss Primadona, Miss Vogue etc.


Daughters of our Fellows also performed that night


Silly pose after the meal


My famished friend asked the help of her pal (not UIA student) to buy 4 sets of Fried Rice in Sunway Pyramid.

Yes, we were that hungry.

Cafe's closed, remember??

Friday, January 29, 2010

BON da Bomb!


Brothers' Battle of Nasyeedians totally rocked the night!! :puteh_14:

okay. buruk betul emoticon itu.




Amazingly, number of brothers EXCEEDED sisters. Can you believe it??

:puteh_8:


Emcees with sense of humours kept the night lively


Lets see who were the judges (from left): Brother Muadz under Overall Performance, Brother Syahril In-Team under Vocal and Brother Halim Devotees under Song & Lyrics (supposed to be Song & Music cuz the lyrics werent originally created by the participants)

ps. see me and my friend at the back there?? we were whispering:
nad: ain, kesian mamat tu ko mintak tolong dye amek gamba gune kamera ko.. mesti orang pelik kenape ade brother yang gune kamera kaler pink..
ain: ohahahaha.. mesti dye malu giler dowh.. tapi comel ape.. menyerlahkan kelelakian sejati melalui warna yang lembut dan menawan hati.. (ayat last saje2 ditokok tambah untuk menyedapkan cerita)

gelak2 sampai sakit perut. jahat betul. dasar tak mengenang budi punye pompuan..


:puteh_19:



Now, let the BATTLE...... begins!!!


The first group called themselves: Soutul Amal. They performed 'InsyaAllah' and 'Permataku'


Then followed by Generation with 'SurgaMu' and 'Stand Together'. Stand Together is In-Team's song and they FORGOT the lyrics during the singing!

OMG, what were they thinking? Hello.... In-Team's vocalist was the judge!


:puteh_9:

tetibe emo plak.. huhu



A group with a complicated name: Serovose', Sorvose' or Serevosay.
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They sang 'Innovation' and 'Wahai Teman' in acapella. The latter song was a song sang by Muslim Voice of Akademi Fantasia Al-Quran Nasyid. You can view the original video right here.

Oh. I forgot. I managed to record Serovose's performance, you can click here to view it.




The fourth was Soul with 'Fikir' and 'A Country Kid'



The fifth aka last group performed was from the CAC commitees: The Verse. They sang 'Thank You Allah' and 'Nur Syahadah' harmoniously.


Full house! Please have a look at the brothers who were EAGERLY standing by the doors to watch the show. Oh boy, you guys seriously ENJOY the nasyeed performances?

:puteh_13:

seriously, sarcasm is bad for my health. i should watch my words from now on.



Last year's winner of BON: Etika. They sang 'Kekasih Awal dan Akhir' by Jamal Abdillah. If you wanna have a sneak peek on how they did it, see it here.


Etika with Saljuk (second place in last year's BON).


A MUST-SEE video: Ayat-Ayat Cinta (UIA Version).

They were totally awesome to the MAX! :puteh_4:

ops. salah emotion pulak. theheee. jangan salah faham ye.. :puteh_23:



After all five groups performed, Brother Syah made brief comments on the participants. He stressed that failing to remember the lyrics can lead to many problems afterwards. It might affect the level of confidence of the group members. Preparation is necessary. Intro and Outro songs are not compulsory. The effect of singing nasyeed can be seen in our akhlak, he said.

I was sitting at the front seat and yes, I can see him clean and clear... :puteh_26:

kenape la sume emoticons aku ni tak berapa nak senonoh ek?? hm.. konpius2..


While waiting for the results, Feelhoney entertained us with their song 'Satu Janji'. They were from Universiti Malaya (UM), an independent (indie) nasyeed group.


Brother Halim Devotees sang 'Nilaian Sebuah Tangisan'. He is so COOL!
:puteh_27:
His white jacket has a hoodie at the back and I totally looove it!



Now its time to announce the winners:

BON Brothers:
1st place:
Serovose
2nd place:
The Verse
3rd place:
Generation

BON Sisters:

1st place:
Raudhah
2nd place:
Soutul Lail
3rd place:
Efarasach




In delight! :puteh_6:

sekali lagi mohon jangan disalahtafsir emoticon nya dong..


Raudhah on stage received the prize from Brother Syahril In-Team.



Up.Close.And.Personal. :puteh_2:





ps. harap maaf. penulis blog ini agak sengal sket saat dye menulis entri ini. segala kesulitan amat dikesali.