Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hip Hip Hooraayy!!! (Malaysia 4 - Indonesia 2)

Finally!! Though Malaysia lost in the second leg final last night 1-2 to the host in Stadium Gelora Bung Karno last night, but we won on aggregate ;) The big margin win in Bukit Jalil helps a lot.

Actually, I did not watch a single kick last night. I totally forgot, olvidó por completo. I did my laundry, baked a very sour apple pie (lain kali taknak pakai Granny Smith dah..) and went to sleep by 10.30pm (normally 12pm-1am). I even watch 2 sinetron in the midst of all those.

I don't know why I totally forgot about the match. So the first thing I check this morning is the match results and alhamdulillah, we got it!! Malaysia Boleh!! I saw in one blog posting PM gave Friday as public gile....but hold on, it is public holiday in this company. Each time the PH falls on Saturday, we get the Friday as in-lieu.... well does that mean we will be getting the compensated PH on Monday? yeay!!! but still we need to get confirmation from HR.

The office is like slowly shutting down. I came in this morning and HAVE to open the door. Normally there would be like 2-3 person in the office by the time I reach here. And its totally empty now as two of my colleague went for breakfast.

This is a good ending to Malaysia for 2010 ;)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

¡Feliz Nuevo Año!

The wishes start coming in. I found this one very handy indeed :

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2010.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours. (or more)
10. Take a 10-30 minutes’ walk every day.. And while you walk, smile.
11. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
13. Don't overdo. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. So always make the effort to stay in touch
32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. God heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank God for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

So, Happy New Year 2011 :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Harimau Malaya - A Glimmer of Hope

By now the whole of Malaysia probably have known that the boys aced the game last nite. I was kinda watching it. Why kinda? because everytime I watched a live game, my favorite would lose, its a jinx, I could not explain it. On some rare occasion my favorite do win, but for last night, there were too much at stake, causing me to have enough courage just to flip in between channels during the commercial break.

Besides, its Grey's season finale last night, so yes, the excitement went a little bit overboard for 3 hours for me...hehehe... glad that the boys secured a safe win last night, and to seal the deal, they have no choice but to play defensively in Jakarta this Wednesday. Malaysian football had a great year this 2010. Lets hope we end the year with this one in our bag. InsyaAllah....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Aku Sebel Tau Ngak? @ menciiiikkkk.....

Aku sudah ikutin sinetron ini dari mula. Kelmarin episod akhirnya, ya aku tau itu, tapi temanku di kantor ajak riadah sekali, meningan aku ikut, lagian udah lama deh aku ngak riadah. Selalunya 6.30 tiap sore, aku pasti lekat depan TV. Aku pon ngak pasti ngapain aku tega ninggalin sinetron itu semata-mata mau ikut riadah...Oh ya...aku bisa kok ikutin ulangannya, jam 11 malam.

Selesai riadah, aku pulang. Lagian duduk di depan TV, ngak tahu bagaimana, tiba-tiba aku lagi periksa jadual tayangan, jam 11 malam ngak ada Kirana...ah barangkali ditunda ke jam 1 pagi ...aku periksa lagi..ngak ada jugak...apaan sih?

Biasanya, siaran ulangan itu pasti ada, ngak bisa tidak dong...ya, ada lagi 2 slot esoknya yang bisa ku nonton. Selalunya andai ketinggalan, aku pasti ngak makan siang, kerna ulangannya waktu jam 1. Aku periksa lagi waktu tayangannya..ngak ada juga...aku udah sebel ni...ngak mahu putus asa, aku cuba lagi, selalunya sebelum tayangan jam 1, jam 11 pagi juga ada dong...kapan diperiksa, ngak ada juga....aduuhhh......

Bisa-bisanya Astro mutusin untuk cancel semua tayangan ulangannya, ini episod terakhir mana ya? mahu tonton di you tube? ya..pasti ngak ada, video klip sountrack nya jugak ngak ada, mana bisa episod sinetronnya ku dapat di situ. Beli DVD? lagi ngak bisa dong, marketnya ngak besar di Malaysia, gi mana mungkin ada DVDnya di toko...mau beli KCB juga puas deh aku cariin....

Selepas kira-kira setengah jam aku sebel seorangan, baru aku teringat, ada lagi satu slot tayangan ulangannya...hari Sabtu. Selalunya ada marathon, semua episod minggu itu ditayang sekali gus, nah ambil, 5 jam di depan TV, hehehe....(selalunya aku tonton yang mana aku terlepas doang..) Tapikan Sabtu ini cuti umum, selalunya pasti ada tayangan lain, meningan aku check aja...

Jam 5, hari Sabtu, ada tayangan ulangan sinetron baru, Bukan Diriku/Milikku..(aku ngak ingat judulnya). Anjakkan masa tayangan awal sejam....ting!! Aku lihat judul keramat itu...

Cinta Kirana, 25 Disember 2010, Jam 4 petang, Astro Ria...

Moga benaran kali ini, moga aja Astro tidak menarik balik tayangan itu...bisa bikin aku sebel lagi...udah diikut dari episod 1, sekarang ngak bisa lihat yang akhirnya, mana bisa dong?

p/s: sori..hari ni cek tukaq channel, demam sinetron tak habih lagi nooo...... ;)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tis the season to be jolly~~~

Nope, am not celebrating Navidad..;) I made this as a gift to a colleague who just had a baby boy last June. Yes, I am running behind on gifts, but what the heck hope the boy can still fit this.

Babies booties for Aziz, 100% garter stitch
I have not graduated from babies stuffs, am trying a new one this month, but still some small stuffs. I am having a tough time to do seed stitch, or any ribbing for that matter. If the pattern require only knit, or only purl then I can handle it. The moment they put the two together, I just can't figure out how to make it to the next row without adding new stitch. Well, am working on it, so maybe can expect something next year? hahaha....  

~this the season to be jolly..tralalalalalalalala....

Thursday, December 9, 2010

looking great smile 2010 contest by zainatun adilah

After not being tagged for quite some time, dieya finally poked me :)

As I mentioned to dieya, I normally senyum malu-malu kambing when it comes to photo. Since am still in walking down memory lane mood after yesterday's post, I took a look at some old photos. So I decided to go with this one.

with che' det
This was taken during the former Menteri Pendidikan, Dato Aziz Shamsudin's daughter's wedding. The reason we were there because VC of UiTM (Ibrahim Abu Shah) is the neighbour and asked us to do his friend (Dato' Aziz) a favour. We were asked to be the usher for the reception. This was in 2003/4 if I am not mistaken, ask the bride, she might still remember...hehehe...

More pics....
still could not stop smiling...;)

ngan tuan tanah..

with Pak Lah

last but not least..with raja & ratu sehari
The VIPS are people from all over the country, Sultan Azlan Shah & Raja Nazrin, Sultan Selangor, menteri-menteri kabinet. Dato Adnan (Menteri Besar Pahang) arrived late and they already shut the door, so he and wifey had to watch from outside. We were like jakun as we've never seen so many VIPS at one place!!

There it goes, the story of my life!!

Nak tag :
Kak Tek

Kalo sudi, sila la buat ;)

p/s: I was the one who approches Tun M and asked can we take a pics with him after some minor tussle with my friends ;) 
p/p/s: its not like we are super duper close with VC, but its easier for him to mobilise ROTUrian like us, than any other uniform body in UiTM..

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I'll be there for you!!!

Back in UiTM, I had a group of very close friends, my diploma classmate to be exact. There are 10 of us, Ina, Pijah,Ecah,Yus,Azs,Sarah,Nisah, Ekin, Joe and me. They all lived in the same college and block, but I lived a bit further (due to my involvement in ROTU). Throughout my diploma years, I would spend end of semester days squating at their rooms. I'll be eating at their dining room with one of the roomates dining card. That went on for 3 years. We graduated in 2002. 

After diploma, only Sarah start work right away, the other 9 of us decided to do degree. Ecah, Nisah, Ekin and I went to do Chemical Engineering. Yus, Azs and Ina did Applied Chemistry and Pijah and Joe did Environmental Science. Sarah was the first one to get married. I remembered taking a ride in Yus's Kancil to Jengka to attend her wedding. Soon enough we graduated with our degree though not at the same time (we chem eng took the longest time..hehehe...)

What comes next is more marriage, first was Ecah, then Joe and Ekin (on the same weekend!!), then Ina,Pijah, Nisah and followed by latest Yus. So now only me and Azs are the singles. However as Allah has fated, the early bird might not necessary gets the earliest worms. In this case Joe and Ekin has been having problem conceiving. Even Pijah have the same issue, (Yus had her 1st baby last June). Sarah and Ecah have no problems. The kids must be like 4-5 years old now!! Ina is expecting her second one on my birthday next year, insyaAllah... ;)

I do not have the luxury to see the girls as often as I wanted. We are spread all over the nation, but we do keep in touch with SMS and calls (we are conventional, FB not really our thing). We never made a promise to be friends till the end, but somehow there is underlying understanding in between us. Like many girls friendship, ours has been tested (10 girls in same circle, you'll get girls fight, but thankfully it has never been about boys). Off and on we pour our hearts out to one another till today. 

Last night I got a call from Joe, she finally broke the news, she's 4 months pregnant!!! Alhamdulillah...she said that I am the second that she is telling, after Pijah. It turns out that Pijah is also 4-5 months pregnant already!! ;) The reason Joe told me after all this while is because she had a miscarriage earlier in her marriage and after that she was cautios when it comes to conceiving and all.

She even mentioned she had a hard time breaking the news to Pijah, its a sensitive topic as they both had issues. She was saying that "Aku ade berita gembira, tapi mungkin ko akan sedih..." to Pijah, I get what she means. And apparently Pijah was having the same dilemma to tell Joe. But somehow they both managed to let it all out and Alhamdulillah both have good news, Allah the Almighty....what two friends afraid the other might be hurt off, turns out to be a blessing to both of them.

Joe shared her 'nonsense' cravings and we really had a good laugh last night. She sounded so happy, even her sister who got married on the same day is expecting as well (twins lagi!!). The only thing is that she is still unsure how to break the news to Ekin...

After a while, its good to catch up, even if its just a phone call. I miss them, a lot!!!

I caught the bug late ;)

When he first appeared, a friend introduced him to me as Kris Allen kinda guy. She figured I would be totally all over him, since am a huge fan of Kris, but me normally goes the other way people predicted. Listened to his song, kinda saw his face, not a least not yet.

Over few months he gained popularity and even made way to our shores, still was not a fan, the songs are good, but not sure why it did not caught my attention. However, yesterday, it all took a turn. Was kinda sorting things out as my ex-housemate packed her stuffs (I am officially living alone now) and watching the live telecast of Sambutan Maal Hijrah from PICC, and the performance from these kids really caught my eye. Great talent, suara pon sedap....till the last song. The girl started it, it sounded so sincere, so unpretentious,so pure coming from a small girl, and yes, the pronounciation was good. The words stuck with me, and after that Oasis showed the original video of the song, I fell even more deeper....

InsyaAllah by Maher Zain

Everytime you feel like you cannot go on
You feel so lost
That your so alone
All you see is night
And darkness all around
You feel so helpless
You can’t see which way to go
Don’t despair and never loose hope
Cause Allah is always by your side

Insha Allah x3
Insya Allah you’ll find your way

Everytime you commit one more mistake
You feel you can’t repent
And that its way too late
Your’re so confused, wrong decisions you have made
Haunt your mind and your heart is full of shame
Don’t despair and never loose hope
Cause Allah is always by your side

Insha Allah x3
Insya Allah you’ll find your way
Insha Allah x3
Insya Allah you’ll find your way

Turn to Allah
He’s never far away
Put your trust in Him
Raise your hands and pray

OOO Ya Allah
Guide my steps don’t let me go astray
You’re the only one that showed me the way,
Showed me the way x2
Insha Allah x3
Insya Allah we’ll find the way

Monday, December 6, 2010

Salam Maal Hijrah 1432H

Salam menjelang tahun baru ;)

Another year is going to pass. What have we done? is it enough, was it a better year? Time to reflect and dig deep inside, see where we are, and moving forward what else do we need? Our days are numbered, what is it that we look for in life anyway? Questions and more questions, the answers lies beneath us.

pic ehsan pakcik google, kat sini hujan tiap2 petang, nak amik gambo sunset memang x sempat...
Anyhoo...Salam Maal Hijrah to us, all of us. May Allah bless another day, another year in each and every life of ours.

Some useful links especially for days like these, doa di sini..., peristiwa hijrah, read more here

"Dan sesiapa yang berhijrah pada jalan Allah (untuk membela dan menegakkan Islam), nescaya ia akan dapati di muka bumi ini tempat berhijrah yang banyak dan rezeki yang makmur; dan sesiapa yang keluar dari rumahnya dengan tujuan berhijrah kepada Allah dan RasulNya, kemudian ia mati (dalam perjalanan), maka sesungguhnya telah tetap pahala hijrahnya di sisi Allah. Dan (ingatlah) Allah Maha Pengampun, lagi Maha Mengasihani."

An-Nisa : 100 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Saya Belum Mampu...

I made it to this show yesterday. Nowadays I am easily infatuated by things from the neighbour (sinetron, songs, and yes, movie too). I picked up few DVD collection of Indon movie when I went to Bali last few years, and yes, they way they make the film differs from us, and I loike it.

I like this one more than Ayat-ayat Cinta. To me this has more content, more messages, lagi banyak hukum-hakam, sunnah, quote of hadith as compared to the former. There are few clever lines, that I would just love to quote here, but I miss parts of it, so it will not do justice for the writer. Am trying to get hold of the book now, see if I can still appreciate the story and content..

Basically the story revolves around...what else? Jodoh....Its a story of a guy who just completed his degree in 9 years while at the same time providing for his family. He upholds his Islamic value strongly and the two movies shows his route to finding the one. Moral of the story, kalau ada jodoh tak ke mana, but then again, this is all fiction. Yang benar datang dari Allah, but what I like about this movie, off and on it will refer back to hadith, sunnah and the need to put faith in Allah's hand be it whatever the situation is.

I came across this book recently, the cover is catchy (at least for me). I bought the book with the intention to learn something that I didn't know already. But it turns out to be quite a dissapointment. The book was written by a guy. I have nothing against guys giving advise to women, under certain circumstances, it is most welcome. The content are not properly organised and and a little bit haphazard. There is now flow of content as the book progressed. The writer dwells a lot on why these women are still single. We know why we are, but even if we don't, Allah knows best.

To me the book was supposed to provide guides from Islamic point of view (since the cover features a girl with hijab) to live our life till the day we meet the one. These guides are best to be supported by verses from Al-Quran, or hadith. He did mentioned some, but it was all too general and nothing that I have not known yet. 

The main reason I bought the book and yet remains the strongest part is the quote on the cover;

"Dan orang-orang yang tidak mempunyai kemampuan berkahwin, hendaklah mereka menjaga kehormatannya sehingga Allah memberi kekayaan kepada mereka dari limpah kurniaNya,"

(An-Nuur: 33)

p/s: tak bertemu jodoh lagi, kiranya belum mampu la kan ;)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Easy Peesy...

Untuk kebaikan bersama. Better safe than sorry...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Cape of Good Hope National Park.
Check out the size of the tree!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Call for the Future

I based my dreams on mostly TV series (movies too!! ). I watched Grey's Anatomy each and everytime I had the chance (read: shown on TV). Since Starworld is giving the solid 3 hr/week for them, you can say my Sunday nite is fully booked. One thing about Grey's is it never failed to cause me to shed a tear in every episode, even the tiniest drop, and yup last nite the waterworks just got bigger.

I hope (notice the present tense) to get a guy like Bill. But at the same time I fall for a guy like Karev many years ago. Two different personalities, is it possible to get in ONE guy? I always knew right from beginning deep inside, Karev is this caring person, despite his crude outlook. This is the episode where he is struggling to face the fact that Izzie left him by focusing on that tiny premature baby and it hits me the most. The way he was waiting for her to show up for her treatment, I mean who wouldn't melt seeing the emotions like that?

Last night, like any other time I watched Grey's, I was crying, laughing, and cried again, and if you asked me to put all this feelings in Spanish verb, I surrender.

Paging for Bill Karev, paging for Bill Karev.....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hari Ni Hari Apa?

A colleague IMed me this morning :

F: salam akak
Me: salam,
F: ada ke hukum takbir hari ni?
Me: erk? hukum takbir tu apa?
F: klaka jugakle pagi ni, takbir raya
Me: kalo tak silap malam ni kan?
F: surau tmn dato' subuh td takbir raya, A (the hubby) balik2,tnye sy,dah raye ke?pdhal kitorg sahur kemain pg td, sbb kitorg x tgk tb announcement raya
Me: akak pon x tgk, tapi dengan confidentnya raya esok kan? hehehe....
F : haha, tu la psl, klaka kitorg pg td, sy trus mesej kakak2 saya, depa suma ckp esok, tp ntah kenapa ustaz tu takbir,masih misteri
Me : mai kita cek tenet..kot depa buat tu betul...hehehe..
F : tu la psl
Me : kalo raya ari ni, mak akak dah bising dah..
F: yg sy blajaq,takbir pas tebenam matahari hari ni,9 zulhijjah, wallahualam
Me: tu la pasal...
hmm..dlm ni ada sebut takbir slps subuh hr arafah, hr ni hr arafah
Me : so betul la apa pak imam tu buat...blajaq benda baru ni...
F: aah la ek, hr arafah ikut time kat mekah la kan, sb kita x buat wukuf dkt sini
Me : erk...ya la...
F: so slps subuh hr arafah di mekah la, kalo nk clarify lg
Me : so by right lagi +4 jam camtu..
F: yup2, mekah lg lmbat kan
Me: yup
F: ke mekah dah wukuf smlm ek, mebi kot
Me : yup, tgk dlm tibi smlm
F: kalo mekah dah wukuf smlm,then betulla pak imam tu, oh then betulla, depa dah kat arafah ek
Me: ha'ah..
F: so shud be ok, inshallah, tp kena cek sanad etc jugak, nnt sy try cek ngn atok A
Me : insyaallah, apa2 pon, pak imam tu dah trigger kita utk amik tau benda ni,
F: tu la psl, to look at the bright side

tp practice ni saiyidina ali yg buat..dia x sebut rasulullah...
eh xpe2,nnt once dah dpt info yg inshallah kompem,sy bitau

After browsing the link, only then I realised, I have not fast a single days these past 1-9 Zulhijjah. And during the conversation, I was struggling to remember did I ate anything at the house after Suboh, so that maybe..just maybe I can squeeze in fasting today. But wait...darn...I took a bite of the cookies that I am bringging back to my nieces and nephew...there it goes..

I lost the opportunity this Zulhijjah. Am writing this as a reminder to myself and the rest, if I live to see the same month next year, (InsyaAllah) and if I am in a condition that enable me to fast, InsyaAllah I will.

To answer the question :

Hari ini ialah 9 Zulhijjah, Hari Arafah. Hari Arafah adalah hari di mana jemaah haji diwajibkan berada di Padang Arafah untuk wuquf di sana. Bagi mereka yang tidak mengerjakan ibadat haji, disunatkan berpuasa. Pada hari ini juga disunatkan untuk mengumandangkan takbir. 

gambar ihsan pakcik google
Source :

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tayangan Amal Ketika Cinta Bertasbih

Untuk mangsa bencana alam di seberang.....

Filem : Ketika Cinta Bertasbih 1 & 2 (back to back)
Tempat: Tanjung Golden Village (TGV), KLCC
Tarikh : 27 dan 28 November 2010
Jam: 2.30 ptg & 5.30 ptg
Harga tiket: RM15 sahaja (wang akan disumbangkan kpd mangsa)

Hubungi : Cik Rose 03-2272 2882 atau 012-338 3347. Email :

Friday, November 12, 2010

Masjidil Haram June 2009

I promised to share my umrah photos but I never did, long overdue ;)
Jemaah leaving Masjidil Haram after Isyak
p/s: this is the biggest I can get ;), well at least bigger than my previous template, yeay!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Down Memory Lane...Shah Alam pt 2

On Tuesday after work around 6pm I made way to Shah Alam. Already had plans to meet these kids at 9pm to discuss on the final presentation for DP1. After check in the hotel, I went straight to my school (yes we call it school!!). The kids were waiting and I can see nervousness in them. After going through their slides, I made them present once, and along the way I corrected few that I think would be relevant.

I gave them few pointers and also shared my pet peeves when it comes to presentation (things like pointing with finger, definitely a big NO). I can see there are few other groups that is getting ready as well. And my group's slide is only like 50% finished. Am a bit worried though, but I left at 11.30pm, still need my sleep right? ;) Stopped by Seksyen 2 to buy I was waiting for my Nasi Goreng Pattaya, I texted few classmates.

"Salam, aku kt Shah Alam ni, volunteer jadi co-sv bdk design project,br abis discussion grp yg aku handle,sok dorang present,aku kt sek2,beli makanan ni,nostalgia betul....."

It was nostalgic, for UiTM student, sek2 is the main place for our food supply, and yes the daging merah that comes with nasi goreng pattaya still tasted the same!! could not get it anywhere else ;)

Some of the reply that I get :

E-kin: Asal ko ttiba tjebak jd volunteer ni? Ai,mmgla nostalgia....

Eza: Slm,wah bestnya.aku pon windu gila zaman belajar dulu...

Nisah (my groupmate for DP) : Yea ke? aku trkjut dpt msg ko. Mcm mana budak skrang buat design? aku dulu ingt lagi tumpg Hirda (another groupmate) naik skuter g kolej ko. dkt pg baru balik...

P-jal: mmg nostalgia....especially kalo esok ko gi skul jln kaki, pastu sampai je org wat ppt ko wat pose 'main snuker'!! Hahahaha.... 

Umai: bangat! Aku rindu ms kt uitm. rindu kt environment dia...kalo dpt rase smula ms dl kn best ek..g kelas, mkn reramai...huhuhu...

I reached UiTM next morning at around 8 am. Went to school, saw the presentation schedule. Few familiar names on the panel. (Now they have Dr. with their names!!). First group start at 9am. The kids will be presenting at 11.30am. At first I was not in the panel, as I RSVP quite late, but upon seeing me, my lecturer Cik Noni, asked me to be in (she only taught me one class, yet she still remembers me (+my name)!!)

While waiting for the presentation to start, I tried to find those names that sees me before as this sleepy head with 'snuker pose' , who used to wear torn jeans to class and somehow managed to graduate. I went to their room but they were not in. I even bumped into my SV for DP and yes, he remembers me as well!! 

Later, I hang out at the foyer, where everybody is. One by one familiar faces came by. Our batch is among the first few batches, so most of the lecturers that I knew are the one that started their teaching as our class being the first student. And they still remember me + my name!! I don't know whether to feel flattered or to be overwhelmed.

I went in at 9am to be part of the panel. My group is the third group, the first two groups are OK, definitely their slides are better than what the kids showed me last night, now I am getting nervous!!! I slipped out during Q&A of the second group, had a chat with the kids who are anxiously waiting outside. Gave some last minute pep talk and off we went.

All in all they did well. All of them answered the questions posed, with at least some level of confidence, I was suprised by some of the answers given. They actually fare off better than I thought that they would, and I am proud of them ;) and I will be with them still for DP2!!

Currently listening to : Letto - Sebelum Cahaya

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Yes, I did it again!!

I changed my blog template..again!!! From this lovely chirping bird...

Actually I wanted to find something that will enable me to post bigger picture, so I was searching high and low (seriously oblivious that I can do that via Blogger Design template..). Anyhoo...I tried uploading few but none caught my eye. I did gave up and revert to my previous template.

Can you see what's wrong? Main body (the post) is repeated once more and was put at the side bar. I could not delete that, and when I tried the blogger template, the double body post is still there, wth?

During the search, I found one particular template that I really loike!! The front page is simple yet cool. But there is 2 cons.

Nampak tak? apart from the messy page element, this is the most narcistic blog template ever. I could not customise the page element (bukan takat takleh customise, nak add in yang baru pon tak boleh...). If I imported the original template from scratch lagi la xde list ke apa langsung. They only have archive and labels. I kept the rest of the widget, hence we can still see some, but don't be suprise because everytime the page is refreshed, the widget moves around.. Kelakar la pulak...but since I love the main page so much, I decided to keep it until I found the one that I truly like and did not give me the double post (main body ) lagi.

And oh...I did not achieve my initial mission, that is to get template yang boleh letak gambar besar punya...hampeh!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Koi dah agok dah...

This post is dedicated to Aida & Kak Yong. Something in my mail that cheered me up today. Enjoy, see if you can digest this ;)

"Majid, seorang pemuda yang masih bujang, pendiam dan amat pemalu. Pada hari raya yang lalu, Majid telah berkunjung ke rumah rakannya. Dalam perjalanan menuju ke rumah rakannya, Majid telah terpandang seorang gadis yang dikenalinya semenjak sekolah lagi. Hatinya telah terpikat, dan berhasrat untuk memperisterikannya.

Majid telah menyuarakan hajatnya kepada kedua orang tuanya, dan menunjukkan lokasi rumah gadis tersebut supaya senang kedua ibubapanya hendak pergi meminang nanti. Selepas itu, Majid pun pulang ke bandar dan meninggalkan urusan tersebut kepada orang tuanya.

Selang beberapa hari, kedua orang tua Majid telah mengunjungi rumah gadis tersebut untuk tujuan merisik. Setelah beberapa lama bersembang, bapa gadis tersebut pun bertanya kepada ibu bapa Majid…

Bapa Gadis : Yang sebenornyer, amende ke hajat aokme berdua ni datang ke rumoh kome yak buruk ni?...

Bapa Majid : Ye la.. dari tadi beborok, tak nyer kabor mender hajat yer..Ha, moknyer.. Ace kabo ke hajat si Majid te…

Emak Majid : Gini la.. yang sebenornyer, anok bujang kome te, dah terbekenan dengan anok dara aokme.. jadinyer kome ni nok la nanyer, dah ander ke orang yang punya? Kala belum ander, kome nok la merisik-risik…

Emak Gadis : Ooo.. kesohnyer, kome ni pun tok kenei lagi dengan anok deme te… Mende kerjanyer?....

Emak Majid : Ntoh.. keh ni tk berapa reti nok nyebut base omputih.. keknye base Melayunyer.. dia kabo keje drebo jer…

Emak Gadis : Oooo.. Drebo jer..(Mencebek selalu).. Gini la.. yak sebenornyer, anok kome te.. sebenornyer, dah ander orang meminang.. (Dah setat buat pedooh…) Budok jantan te keje opisboi kat Pejabat Tanoh te…

Bapa Gadis : Ha’ah.. (Menyokong..) Kome pon mintok maah la yer, mendenyer aokme ni pon tok tau yak anok kome te dah ander yak mintok… Kiranyer takde jodoh la.. Nok goner kan yer….

Bapa Majid : Ye la.. Mengkala dah gitu, kome pon tak buleh la nok buat mende.. Mende anok kome pon tok setarah dengan anok aokme.. Nanti la kome kabo ke anok bujang kome nanti…

Emak Gadis : Ye la.. memang tok setarah lalu... Anok kome kerani pejabat loyar.. anok deme drebo..

Lalu kedua ibu bapa Majid pun memohon untuk berundur. Selesai bersalaman, sedang mereka menuruni tangga, emak gadis tersebut pun bertanya…

Emak Gadis : Drebo mende anok aok te?.. Lori Balok ke Lori Bijih…?

Emak Majid : DREBO KAPEITEREBANG!!! (Sambil masuk ke dalam kereta..)"

The writer is mainly the copier and paster, no pun intended and the writer bear no responsibility for any grammar mistake made in the dialogue above ;)

For those who did not speak Pahang dialect, am pretty sure you can sort of guess what was the story all about. Enjoy!!

p/s: I finally left a goodbye note in my previous blog. Plan to delete that once and for all, since I have imported all the post here. I do not want to leave any cyber trace + clog the blogsphere.

Friday, October 29, 2010

On the Edge

"A girl carry with her a chair. She climbs from one floor to another. She reached 3rd floor. She tried to make way to 4th floor, but the stairs is gated. She proceed at 3rd floor. She stood on the chair,a boy saw her, trying to stop her but it was too late.

A boy, saw a girl standing on a chair. Determined of letting go. He tried to stop her, but did not succeed.

A class was in a science lab. Heard a thumping sound. Quickly ran outside. They saw whats left of a girl.

A school, shocked, traumatised by the incident. Ends a life of a bright young girl."

This is a true account of an incident . The family is someone I know, but not close. We receive the news of the daughter deceased, but cause of death was not disclosed. School keep it low, but people talked. Apparently this girl is said to be having a boyfriend, which the father did not approve. Somehow maybe there has been many other things that pushed this girl to take her own life. She was said to have posted in FB that heaven is a much nicer place for her. The family did not take any action against the school. The girl's last moments were recorded in the school's CCTV. I guess the family is aware of the ongoing battle, but did not see that she resorts to suicide. None of us would have, I guess?

Teenage is a very fragile stage, you either make it or break it. Family is important. Religious value is paramount. A life should not end this way.

An-Nisa, ayat 29
Sahih International

O you who have believed, do not consume one another's wealth unjustly but only [in lawful] business by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful.

Wahai orang-orang yang beriman, janganlah kamu makan (gunakan) harta-harta kamu sesama kamu dengan jalan yang salah (tipu, judi dan sebagainya), kecuali dengan jalan perniagaan yang dilakukan secara suka sama suka di antara kamu, dan janganlah kamu berbunuh-bunuhan sesama sendiri. Sesungguhnya Allah sentiasa Mengasihani kamu.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I was watching TLC few days ago, and when watching Bobby Chin strolled in between bazaar in Istanbul, I was reminded for umpteenth times of what I used to dream. I have  a set of wish list . This is some 3 years ago. There are things that I have never got to start, but there are things that I did which was not in the list (waka-waka for instance).

For the learning languages bit, am on track. For the traveling bit, yeah, not so much, especially when my money is already commited to something of longer term (20 years!!!) . One thing for sure the list is growing, and definitely I'll add on more to it. Now I have too many highlights of the weeks, but who's complaining? ;)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Aal Izz Well

'This heart scares easily, you have to trick it. However big the problem is, tell your heart, all is well pal. That will not solve the problem, but you gain courage to face it.'

Rachhoddas Shamalladas Chanchad
3 Idiots, 2009

Definitely the best movie ever that I have watched. Recommended for everyone!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

ku sangka 1...rupanya 2...

(kak tek tulih bahasa omputih, ai tulih BM plak..hehehe...)

Well, this is actually something that we (a bunch of colleagues and I) did over last weekend. I signed up for this expedition last 2 months and that is why I missed a wedding. The XPDC was to conquer Gunung Irau (in Brinchang) and Gua Tempurung.

We started from PD on Friday afternoon around 5pm, right from the office. We got stuck at the PLUS highway KL-Damansara stretch during the peak hours and only reached hotel in Brinchang around 12 am. We settled in and grouped back the next day at 8.30 am to start our journey. A bus took us to the 'starting point', and we started walking uphill from there. Some 1.5 hours later we reached the actual 'starting point'. Reason that we were dropped off at the bottom of the hill is because bus could not reach that place. So the flipside of it, we already had our warm up!! And yours truly has already been in and out of breath countless times!! 

me at the back, catching my breath!!
And then, after reaching the real starting point, the guide somehow was explaining a trail that will lead back to the hotel, we were like ??? Aren't we supposed to go all the way up to Gunung Irau? Apparently there has been miscommunication between him and his office about our detail itenary. We decided there and then, that we want to go to Irau, it will be 3 hours climb up and another 3 hours journey back down.

At ~10.00 am we started climbing and stumbled upon few other climbers going down. Around some 30 mins from the peak we were told by the downcoming climbers that Gunung Irau has two peaks!! One is 'baby' Irau and the other one is the real Irau. Both are at the same height. So we got to 'baby' Irau around 12.30pm and took some 30 mins break. We took a vote how many people wanted to proceed to real Irau, and majority were. The catch is we have to go down at certain point and climb up again, for another 40 mins. Some of the guys decided to stay put in 'baby' Irau till we came back and get them. 

muka maintain lagi ni...
all the ladies during the expedition ;)
yeay!!! kami sampai!!

So by 2.30 pm, we reached the real Irau peak!! After having some group photos, we went back to 'baby' Irau to pick up the others and start our journey back. This is when all the leg muscle starts to response, its a bit pain here and there and I was glad that I completed the journey without any drama. My last mountain climbing activites, I have people help me carrying my backpack when we are almost to the peak, or we got lost on the way down. We reached down to starting point at around 5.30pm. This time we were too tired to walk down to the bus pick up point, so we took a ride on local jeep to get down :)

tukang kutip sayur baru nak start shift...
That night, we had a steamboat dinner, walked through Brinchang's night market and retired with very painful muscle joints. The next day, we are up for another adventure, Gua Tempurung.

By bus, we depart from Brinchang at 9.00 am and reached there around 10.00 am. After some briefing, we were guided in at 10.30am. We took the dry and wet route and there were a few points that is quite challenging. 
dengar briefing ke mengendap?? hhmm...

Lighting were not so good, but we cavemen manage to look good still :)

There is this one point, they named it 'Top of the World', it a 9m solid rock and we have to slide down. The tricky part is there is certain techniques we have to follow and failing that, you'll risk breaking your leg, scary huh?? but Alhamdulillah , we all managed to go through. Then we are off to the watery part of the cave, we crawl, we slide, we squat, we squeeze in between those wet rocks, we did everything just to get through, and of course, no camera inside. I actually did not brought my camera as in the group, there are lots of pro photographer, we just waited to be shot ;)

At around 1pm we got out and after cleaning ourselves, we head back to PD. Reached PD at 7.00pm with some stops in between. Now my body is still aching, but still bearable, will I go again? Maybe..hehehe...

So in the end we thought we are conquering 1 peak, but turns out we got 2 (yang baby pon kira tau..;p)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Can You Spot Me?

Those were the days!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Ever After - I wish ;)

A friend is getting married, yet I could not attend because I have comitted to something earlier on. To make up for not being there on her big day, me and an officemate came up with this video, (she actually wanted to ask somebody else to do, pay $$) but we figured out it would be our honour to do that for her :)

Amacam? Can I have a second career in videography? Well, my friends did all the hardwork, I was responsible with the storyline (sort of).

This friend actually brought all the props during the pre-wedding photoshoot, as according to her most of the wedding photographers + studios only gave a pretty much commercialised packaged.
Good for her, I think the photos came out fine...

Wishing her and beau a lifelong happy marriage ;)

p/s: something wrong with my connection..can you play the video?

Friday, October 8, 2010


I read this over a lunch last weekend,
Amazingly,I finished it in just one seating (nowadays its very hard to concentrate, maybe the age is a factor?). Its a simple yet profound insights on how people react to changes, be it in personal life or at work. I can identify myself really quickly as being a 'Hem'. (A subtle way to say I am a procrastinator!!)

For the past one week, I have been running in my own maze, with no proper planning and strategy, not quite aimlessly but could have been done better. The book is simple, to implement what it suggested is another question. Am not saying that I could not do it, but its a work in progress.
yes, published in 1998, I am 12 years behind ;p

Buena suerte!! ;)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Entry Rojak + Miracle Happens?

Malaysia got the first gold medal already!!! (or probably by now has added some more..)

I watched Magika last Sunday. Has always been a supporter to KRU bro's work (I wish Yusry is reading this..hahaha..) Not bad for a musical. Though I think some of the character is a bit over the top, but then again for musical is always like that right? But in the spirit of supporting Malaysian product, I am willing to bet my money on KRU's stuffs anytime over some Prof's work. Definitely worth it ;)
Some thing happen at work which I think is a miracle. You see, we have this pit stop planned starting yesterday till Wednesday. One of my scope is to do job A. For this job we need item B,C,D and E. We have all of them but quantity is not enough, and the worst part is item E, the main thing is not up to spec. So in order to get E up to spec we have to many things that will delay the work, and most likely not possible to do still. If we live without item E, we will incur loss come Q1 2011. Somehow miracle work its way, and warehouse people found item F, which is up to spec as item E but only smaller size, we decided to proceed with it anyway. Better than nothing. I am really hoping things work out well. Have to spend another night in control room...

Wish me luck!! Daa...

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Its dark outside, the weather has not been kind these past few days. And each day I think I am feeling more like the weather, all dark and gloomy. People seemed to shun away from me. I am actually good at driving people away. Not blaming anybody but I noticed that these past few years I drove many people out of my life.

I am the type that won't work hard in a relationship (meaning friends only). I'll initiate a few meet, but after a while when people keep bailing me out, I walked away. I did not tried to mend whatever that needs to be mend. Same at work I guess. People don't tell me stuffs, people did not come and find me to gossip. I'll be the last one to know about anything, promotions, moves, who is dating who etc...
  • friend who is doing Masters passed by a set of questionnaire to the rest of the girls, but not to me
  • my movie buddy no longer ask me to go out for movie with them
I drove people away and darn good at that. So what are you still doing here?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Enough Said...

Where : Channel 81 something..can't remember 812 or 813
When : Last nite between 7.30 pm to 8.00 pm
What happened : I caught myself hanging to their every words, jaw dropped open..(nganga habis...)

you take away raul and letak carvalho kat situ....could not find the latest team photo though...
 One thing is that trying to understand the language, another thing is that I was on cloud 9.....enuff said.


Tad too late, I hope not :) something for raya, pretty sure it is wiped clean by now..hehehehe...

Biskut Badam Rangup
 The recipe was taken from here. I skipped the brush off egg yolk, but the rest of it are the same. Verdict? Next year I'll make some more.. ;)

p/s: puasa 6 dah abis belum? in progress still..hehehe...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I survived!!

I had serious menstrual pain. For the past 4 months I have been exercising quite regularly, so the pain slowly went away. However during Ramadhan, my exercise routine took a breather. So the effects manifest itself during last weekend. I have to bailed out on 3 open houses and 2 visits, just because it was too painful and uncomfortable to move around. I feel so bad because some that I promised to visit I have not seen them more than 2 years I guess.

Come Monday I thought things will get better, but no.....I have quite a packed schedule, morning we have this 'Turun Padang' with the management, and later in the afternoon a farewell for a colleague, and all of that on top of my normal workload. I went to the meeting and was thinking to bail out on 'Turun Padang' as well. But when I think of it, not worth it, I just have to drag my feet, follow these people go around the plant. I'm glad that I managed to complete the walkabout. Its normal to do a bit climbing here and there during the walk, and somehow it eases the pain...

When I say climb, it is literally climbing...macam ni..
well, this guy is climbing a tank, I was climbing a platform to a column - pics credit to pakcik Google
And to add icing to the cake, a colleague and I last minutely prepared a slide show for the Lab Manager's farewell, just in the nick of time for the dinner....phew.....

Guess its all in a day's work!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

You Better Slow Down

Its been a while since I last shared a poem. This one has been with me since 2005. I printed and pasted on my workstation, even from the old workplace till here.

You Better Slow Down. - author unknown

Have you ever watched kids on a merry go round
or listened to the rain lapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight
or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down, don't dance so fast
Time is short, the music won't last

Do you run through each day on the fly?
When you asked "How are you?"
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done,
Do you lie in your bed,
With the next hundred chores,
Running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last

Ever told a child
We'll do it tomorrow
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good frienship die
'Cause you never had time
to call and say "Hi" 
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
You miss half the fun of getting there,
When you worry and hurry through your day,
Its like an unopened gift...
Thrown away...
Life is not a race,
Do take it slower,
Hear the music,
Before the song is over..

Sunday, September 19, 2010


he's married. Let it go.

I hope you fly away, never to cross my way again, for I could not predict how I will react nor how I will feel..
 p/s: ni kes tepuk sebelah tangan ye, harap maklum.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Raya..raya..raya..-Edisi Gambar

Nothing much, just a typical Raya for most Malay in Malaysia (oversea lain cerita..) Let the pics tell the story :)
Child labour - very cheap ones!!!

new deco for this year
ketupat palas, northern delicacy

family portrait
nak pi beraya
model jelapang padi ;)
Salam Aidilfitri 1431H ;)