Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Good Sister Gives (Good) Advice

A piece of advice for my younger little sister, Adlin before she enrolled into the pre-school last January.

Me: Alin. Nanti Alin 5 years old masuk skolah PASTI, Alin kene kawan dengan semua orang tau... Alin tak boleh lah asyik kawan dengan girl... saje. Alin kene lah jugak kawan dengan boy tau. Kite kene kawan dengan semua.. Boy ke.. Girl ke.. Same saje.. Okkei??

Seemed like she managed to fit in just fine in her school. She made friend with a boy named Danish. She always told me about him. Sometimes when I teased her, she smiled shyly.

Though I was glad to be able to offer her meaningful words of wisdom, turned out my Mom did not think so.

Umi: Ain, ape awak ni ajar adik kawan dengan laki. Kecik-kecik lagi dah ajar macam tu, nanti bile besar jadi makin teruk pulak. Orang dari kecik la ajar jangan bercampur, pegang pegang dengan laki. Ni tak.. Terbalik.

Kak Nor: Huh. Ikut sangat la kepale Ain tu. Nak suruh bile besar Alin jadi macam dia la tu..

Oh Okay. Maybe I offered a wrong piece of advice. Maybe.

Maybe I should offer the advice at time when she turns 18 instead.

So I offered to mend my statements back.

Me: Alin. Kite tak boleh kawan dengan boy tau. Pegang pegang pun tak boleh. Haram, dalam Islam tak boleh pegang boy... Alin kawan dengan girl je okkei?

: (sulked) Tapi dulu Kak Ain kate kene kawan dengan sume orang?

Me: Err.. tu dulu. Salah salah. Tak boleh.. Umi kate tak boleh. Kite tak boleh kawan dengan boy..
Girl saje boleh.

Adlin: Alaaahh... (sad face)

Me: Tapi.... Danish tu comel tak???

ps. I just couldnt help it, you know. Dont blame me.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Go Go Smokers!

this post is dedicated to the lovely smokers out there.

a boost of encouragement to keep up the cool act of smoking and don.t let ANYTHING stands in your way.

not even these stupid images on the cigarette pack.

last but not least. i made up a poem for you. am i not?

here it goes.

smokers. smokers everywhere.

i hate you. i can.t bear.

i glare. i stare. but u don.t care.

how i wish u
die right there.

please stop.

before you drop.

ps. hmm. i think there.s something wrong with the poem.

well, who cares?

Long Live The Smokers!!

I hope so.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Little Payback

For those who still don.t manage to get the chance to sneak into Mahallah Zainab Al-Jahsy.s area, I like to give you the sneak preview of the TV Area at Level 1.

Spacious, isn.t it? We got only one set of sofa at each level. The rest are the blue, pain-in-the-back, hard chairs which are so small they barely fit our my those with XXL butts.

But my point is, this is where the place where the washing machines are located. Where the students ask the help from a lifeless machine to wash their clothes for RM2.50.

And it is the place to dry and hang our clothes too. If able to see lingeries or other undergarments, ignore 'em please. That is so not relevant to the topic that I.m about to tell you here.

The thing is this: I find that washing clothes conventionally (that is, by hands) is so outdated when you have these cool gadgets to help you reduce the amount of energy spent on scrubbing those dirty clothes - thanks to what they call Washing Machines.

Look at the bright side, the energy that you don.t use to brush the clothes traditionally can be chanelled to other forms of activities - like struggling to interpret the meaning of certain Chemistry's scientific expressions of the Brady's Sixth Edition. Or trying very hard to resist the temptation of your cosy bed while studying Basic Themes of Al-Quran on the desk beside the bed. Or to work on getting your mind thinking actively when the clock ticks 12 at midnight.

Okay. I am too lazy to wash the clothes by myself. So what? RM2.50 is so worth it, lah!

It may be a tad expensive. RM2.50 can be used to buy a set of bihoon soup / TheStar newspaper and a can of juice. Sometimes to find the 20cent/50 cent coins to insert into the machine is so difficult that you have to shamelessly borrow them from your friends.

But those are the challenges that I find very appealing. The effort that I put to tansfer the pile of a-week-of-unwashed-clothes into that very machine makes my heart skipped a little bit.

Yes! I finally get my clothes washed. Isn.t that somehow satisfying? Can you feel that?

However, I detest this one thing where the hardcore-fans-of-Washing-Machines always do.

They leave their clothes unattended.

When I was very excited to make use of this friendly machine, I found these clothes INSIDE it. At first I don.t really care about it, it.s okay. Maybe she.ll take the clothes out of the machine after she settles her other chores. Maybe she has class. No worries. It.s not like she doesn.t remember that she washed the clothes in the first place, right?

30 minutes passed by.

One hour.



FOUR hours later, I made up my mind.

I took the clothes and put them ALL inside a tiny bucket I found nearby.

And I put this very sweet little LoveNote to remind her - and also to the other students who want to use this machine together.

Very effective. I.m pretty sure she read that.

MESS with me next time, I.ll pour CLOROX ALL OVER your clothes.

ps. cant wait to get into main campus in kuantan. i don.t have to share the washing machine cuz i.ll be staying at home! yay me!

pps. ceh suke2 ati je nak duduk umah. ntah2 budak junior takbleh ulang alik kot. kene gak stay kat mahallah kat sana. ala... bapak tak best nye.

If that.s the case, Nour El Ain dislikes it very very very darn much.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Me, Medic & Everything In Between

Episode: JPA Scholarsip Interview to Study Medicine Overseas
Time: After SPM 2007

Interviewer 1: Why do you want to study Medicine?
Nour El Ain: Because I have to.

Interviewer 2: Why do you say you have to?
Nour El Ain: Because of my father. He is a doctor and he owns several clinics around Kuantan. As I am the second daughther, my father kinda forced me to study medicine. So.. I just have to.

Interviewer 1: What do you actually want?
Nour El Ain: I am thinking about taking a degree in Arts or ICT programmes. I love computers and I love to learn how to make 3D Animation movies. You know, like Shrek and other Disney's 3D movies..

Interviewer 2
: So, if you want to continue working in your father's clinic, why would we want to waste millions of ringgit sending you to study overseas? Do you prefer to work in private sector rather than working with the government?
Nour El Ain: (shrugged) I think working in private clinic gives us more benefits, in terms of money, of course. Besides, we can work in any day or any time we want.

FYI, I failed the interview.

Seriously. Honesty is NOT the best policy.

Several years later.....

Episode: Kuliyyah of Medicine Interview to Study at Main Campus, IIUM Kuantan
Time: Before Graduate in CFSIIUM 2010

Interviewer 1: Why do you choose Medicine?
Nour El Ain: Because my father is a doctor. He has clinics in Kuantan. My elder sister and me were given the responsibility to study Medicine in order to continue the family business.

Interviewer 2
: When you said 'your father gave you the responsibility', what do you actually plan to do?
Nour El Ain: (shrugged) I... well.. I accept what my parents already decided. I follow what they want. I just wanna make them happy.

Interviewer 1: So you really want to study Medicine?
Nour El Ain: (after a long pause) Yes. (smile)

Interviewer 2: No pressure?
Nour El Ain: (fake laugh) No. Definitely not.

Interviewer 1: You look like you are satisfied with your answers. Are you?
Nour El Ain: (smiled and shrugged)

Let's just say, I have learnt my lesson already.

So.......... WHAT NOW?

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Exciting Mishap

K.No: Eh Ain, mane nye post psl accident aritu? Takde pon...
Me: Owh.. orang busy lah, nk dekat exam ni..
Eleh, pasal bende2 laen boleh plak buat.. (konon2 merajuk la tu, tak boleh blah..)
Me: Ala... Yela2 nanti org post laaah.... (lagi tak boleh blah, kuiz chem esok kol 10pagi kot..)


I decide to make this post simple and straight to the point. So that I'll be able to revise on Electrochemistry later.
ps. white lie. i opened two new tabs hours ago: FarmVille and YouTube. excuse me, Chemistry. other commitments await me.


Highlight of tonight's news: Two siblings trapped between two vehicles.

Saturday - An accident happened in the middle of the road involving two siblings located near the road leading to Federal Highway, Petaling Jaya. The sisters were on their way to Centre for Foundation Studies, IIUM PJ when the unexpected incident took place. The Myvi was hit by a Wira at the back, thus making it collide with an Angsa in front. The siblings did not sustain any injuries, thank God.

Now back to Miz N.E.A in the studio.

Oooookaaay. Lets proceed with the images, people.

The rear view of the damaged car, it wasnt that bad, right? You din see the front view yet.

The offender (Sister Azalia: not real name) who had no car insurance. and expired roadtax. and a malfunction car brake. She admitted of being sleepy while driving. The image was taken from the backseat of Myvi by the younger sibling, Nurul Ain.

The elder sister, Nur Afifa confronted the Angsa driver (Uncle Badar: not real name). He took her phone number and car details, saying "I see you in court While I claimed the payment for my car repair from you, you claimed yours from the car who hit you at the back".

Duh. It was not her fault. Why should she pay the expense, ask the real culprit responsible party at the back lah!


The younger sister was fuming with fury and rage but her elder sister dealt with things differently. She was more of the 'cool-and-steady' kind of person. Thank God. If not, the mad younger sister would've slap and kick the one who dared to delay their journey back to the campus.


They inspected the serious damage of the Wira. Served you right. Now who's gonna pay for our the Myvi??


Guilty as charged. Hey hey, how come both of them were smiling? Ouh, they had developed a diplomatic relationship between them, thats why. Good. Good. No need to bring the case to court, then.

A passer-by who happened to be a mechanic. He gave her his business card just in case she needed a workhop to fix the car. The younger sister was told not to trust people easily, especially those who love to take advantage of people who were in trouble.
Su'uzzonn betol la minah dua orang nih... Ish ish ish..

Although the car was somehow in a bad condition, the sister was informed by the Brother mechanic that she could still drive it to PJ. There's nothing to worry about.

The younger sister thought of something in her head, "If the car suddenly explodes while we're driving, then it definitely proves that you're totally right. There nothing to be worried about ehh?"


But the younger sister din dare to tell the driver (her elder sister) about her thought earlier. To avoid any panic attacks and unwanted smack-in-the-head.

After few minutes of an-extremely-slow-as-a-snail drive, they reached CFS IIUM PJ. No one was hurt during the journey.

The sisters went back to Mahallah to pray Asr and to call people related to the incident. Their parents, to inform about the tragic matter. The tow truck service, to bring the car to a workshop. The friends in Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, to drive the elder sister back to her apartment. The Uncle Badar and Sister Azalia, to settle about the police reports, claims and other stuffs.

The Myvi was parked temporarily at CFS IIUM PJ while waiting for this Abang Claim Advisor (that's what written in his card) to come with a tow truck

Discussing something important, guys? While the elder sister took care of the matter, the younger one was busy taking pictures. That's the only thing she's good at.


Me: Eh, orang telefon kakak tadi tu dye tak angkat2 pon? Ke dye mmg tanak angkat sbb dye tanak bayar? Cube awak bayangkan, kereta dye pon da teruk sampai camtu, takkan la dye nak bayar lagi untuk kereta ni.. Patutnye time dye bagi nombor ni, awak miskol dulu dye.. Apela awak ni...
K.No: Lah.. Awak la patutnye ingatkan orang. Orang tengah sibuk2 tadi takde mase nak pikir pasal bende2 camni..
Me: Fuh.. Naseb baek orang bertindak pantas amek gambar kakak tu tadi tau.. (riya' sekejap)
K.No: Banyak la... Tapi apa-apa pun kite dah ade bukti. Kalau la dye bagi kite nombor tipu ke, plat kereta palsu ke.. kita buat je report polis. Kita kan dah ade gambar dye..

That was the conversation between two sceptical and suspicious under-21 girls.

Turned out that the husband of Sister Azalia called to straighten out the issue. He wanted to pay all the expenses.



Sekarang macam mana nak mintak maaf kat Sister Azalia tu atas segala backbiting yang telah dilakukan ek??


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Oh Su Ju!!

I think it was Friday. Miz Nour El Ain and her friend, Miz farEEzah went to Sungei Wang Plaza to settle a serious business.


A Matter of Pride and Dignity.

And Obsession.

Okay. There it was. The booth specially set up for the fans to get Super Junior's concert tickets. It was a pre-sale period that was held from Jan 18th, 11am onwards to Jan 29th, 2010.

Oh you dont know? SuJu will be coming to Malaysia!


The details right down here. I took it from SuJu's fan blog.

Venue : Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil
Date : 20 March 2010 (Saturday) 7pm
Ticket Prices : RM138, RM238(Numbered Seat) ,RM458 (Numbered Seat/Rock Pitt)
Ticket Hotline /Website : 03-2092119 9 (Marctensia); 03-77115000 (Axcess) or or

Okay. I shall not be too excited about this. I dont even know who they are!


FarEEz bought two tickets priced RM238, for her and her older sister.

Me? Of course I did not buy the ticket! Duh. I told you people already, I have zero idea about this oh-so-popular-boy-band-with-so-many-members.

Fine. I lied. I do know about their Shori Shori Shori Shukke Shuke whatever-the-song-is a lil bit. What, you dont know eh?

Alaah.. the one yang diorang menari gaya macam nak cucuk orang tu, tak ingat ke?

A satisfied look from Miz farEEzah ramlEE

Miz Nour El Ain was in delight for I-dont-know-what-the-reason-is

There you go. The golden-oh-my-God-I-got-the-ticket-to-SuJu-concert!!!

So FarEEz, you ready to have some fun??
ps. you owe me some pictures. be sure to get 'em, yo.


Well Well Well. I know some of you are totally clueless about my post today. And I believe that most of you are wondering, Whaddup with this sudden interest with Super Junior?

Correction: I.Am.So.Not.Interested.

Okay. Maybeee a Liiiil Bit. Just a tiny teeny weeny itsy bit.

You satisfied?


Credits to Mr.Wiki, Mr.Google and Miss Flickr for the useful information and gorgeous images.

Oh Hello! Hi! Apa khabar! Namaste!
No, No. I dont want a high-five. A hug would be much better.

As you already know, they are Super Junior (Korean: 슈퍼주니어). We (What do you mean We?) often call them SJ or SuJu (슈주). SuJu is a boy band from Seoul, South Korea formed by SM Entertainment in 2005.

With a total of thirteen members (yes, you read it right. THIRTEEN!), Super Junior is the largest boy band in the world. The group consists of Lentuk, Hentuk, Hanjing, Pasung, Hangin.... Oh. I copied the names wrongly. They are actually Leetuk (the leader), Heechul, Han Geng, Yesung, Kang-in, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook, Kibum and Kyuhyun. God, there are so many names to write!

Let say if I ask SuJu's die-hard-fan this:
'Super Junior? They are a band with 13 members right? Can you please tell me the names of ALL the members, please? You must remember them all, right?'
That is quite an annoying question, seriously.

Super Junior has released and contributed in 19 different kinds of records with varying degrees of success. Over the years, they have been divided into smaller sub groups, simultaneously targeting different music industries and audiences.

Largely due to Super Junior's success as entertainers, other Korean entertainment managements began to train their music groups in other areas of entertainment, such as acting and hosting.

How can their fans get to remember ALL of the faces? I dont think I can memorize them all.
Oh I know! I will recognize SuJu if the chubby-guy-I-dont-know-what-his-name-is (first column on left, second row from below) is in the picture. I mean, he's the only guy with a face that doesnt look almost similar to one another.



In addition to their commercial success, Super Junior has earned seven music awards from the Asian Music Awards, eleven from the Golden Disk Awards (including Album of the Year and Daesang), and is the second singing group to win Favorite Artist Korea at the MTV Asia Awards after JTL in 2008.

See that chubby guy right there? This picture is surely Super Junior's!

Now let me hear you scream, girls!



ps. have no idea how it's gonna be if DBSK'll be coming to town. for sure, it'll be a complete chaos!!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Skema Season

Few weeks ago, we (students of UIA PJ) were taken aback by sudden inspections by UIA lecturers and STAD officers, I believe.
UIA takdek duit, sbab tu dorang buat spotcheck. Keje nak saman orang je.. pantas telingaku menangkap suara2 sumbang di sana sini.

Hmm. I din dare to protest too much even though the Ops Skema Kemas made me a tad uneasy. Duh. Of course it was!

Seriously. These spotcheck (check-on-the-spot) sessions rendered
us speechless.

By us, I meant students like

do not bother to wear 'kain dalam' when wearing baju kurung/jubah.

do not even care if the Matric Card is in the bag or not.

do not seem to worry if the shoes are light pink or bright yellow.

do not aware of the Dos and Donts in IIUM's Law and Regulations.

And those....

refuse to abide by the law but at the same time, detest to pay the fine/summon.

ps. you may refer to Farisham's lengthy and cynical post: rambutku harganya rm200 if you are eager to know the juicy details and (sarcastic remarks!) regarding this issue.

Speaking of which, I almost forget that I have these pictures in my collection.

I was walking along the pathway when my eyes suddenly..

...caught something interesting (in the rectangular box). It was....

...a warning memo.

Yes. Totally rude and intolerable.

I couldnt believe that one of us (UIA students) had the guts to write something like this. I know, the student who wrote it clearly felt that her privacy had been violated when the fellows/lecturers checked her laptop, purse and other personal stuffs.

To write a 'threat-like letter' and paste it on the noticeboards around the campus is sure a
BRILLIANT way to give a fair warning to the authorities.

But, is that a
RIGHT thing to do?