5 Oct 2007
hOOOrayyyyy!!!! still got 5 days to go......i'm going back to selangor....yeSSSS!!!! though i was at home 2 weeks ago, but its only 12 hours, as i juz went back to get my laptop.....i had been busy during these 2 weeks..assigment, tutorials, meetings for both edc(english dhamma camp) and wus 101...it was my first time taking part in a dhamma camp...quite nervous, as i do not know how to handle, well, what to handle, actually...im in logistic part...now that the ajk form up for this camp had been disband, the camp's committee will be form up this coming monday....normally, these ajk's position will not be change, as they had already know what to do...my ketua(logistic) said i will be in charge of the logistic department as she will not be attending the camp....HELLOOOO!!!!!....me in charge??haiz....itz not that i hate it, but it will be a big responsibility for me...ok lor...i will take charge from there lor.... :)
17 Aug 2007
I became a member of the Buddhist society because I think I don't know this religion 'deeply'. Besides that, my friend is reverent to Buddhist. Hence, I sign up as a member. The first activity that I encountered was the Buddhist class, which is held on every Friday, 12.30 pm to 2.30pm. The class are divided into 3, the first one is the first level for the beginner, while the second level is for those intermediate to continue. The other one is a workshop for those who wanted to become a facilitator. This workshop is to help to produce facilitators so that they can guide all the beginners and those intermediate. It's not compulsory to take part in the workshop. Only those who really think they wanted to help can take part. Bascially, the Buddhist society have 4 major activities throughout the week, that is the Buddhist class, the choir class, the meditation class and the dhamma talk.
So far, I've been to 2 of the Buddhist classes. The first class that I attended was a short movie about the birth of the Buddha, and how the prince became the Buddha. After the screening of the movie, we went into our groups and discuss all the things that we don't understand with our faci. These faci will help us as much as they can. And from this movie, I got to know some questions that I've wondering about. The second class is a continuing class from last week. We still discuss about the short movie that we had watched and the facis also told us about other little things like who are the 10 juniors' of the Buddha and what are their specialities. Afterwards, we had a game about the Buddha's juniors to help us to remember them. By now, I knew a little bit more about the Buddha compared to last time. But if you asked me to name all the Buddha's juniors, I still cannot memorised all of them!! :)
Choir class. I like to sing, so I go lah!! But the main thing is that I don't know those songs that they always sing. That's why I went to the class, hoping to learn those songs. Those senoirs who are under the choir class will teach us the correct way to sing a song, like we have to 'exercise' our throat and sound before we start to sing. This is done to help us sing better and won't lose our voice. The teaching are simple. They will play the tune with guitar and we sang according to the tune. All of the songs that we sing are played by guitar. And they will tell us what is the song about, so that we can know the meaning of it. Until now, I had learned many songs, but I still could't memorized all of them. But the song that I really like is the society's theme song, "Home Away From Home". This song was written and composed by a senoir. Our Yang Dipertua (Pengerusi lah...) said there will be a different feeling when you sing that song in the first, second and third year. He said the writer has written out all those 3 years' feeling in the song. For me, I think the song might have done so because from the lyrics itself, they are like divided into 3 parts. The first part are for those newcomer who came into USM from all places and different backgrounds; the second part are for those intermediate and the third part for those 'oldies'. I cannot elaborate much because I still haven't have that feeling. Maybe wait till I graduate first!! I think it's a wise move for me to participate in this choir class because I really feel closer to them because we sing the songs together. I mean, there will be a strange feeling when everybody is singing except myself. I guess I have to try my best to try to memorised all those songs so that I won't be left out!!
Meditation class had been go on for 2 weeks, but I only managed to go 1 time (the other time I couldn't make it because I had a test). There are 2 meditation class, 1 in English while the other 1 in Chinese. This is done so that those who don't know Chinese can also attend the meditation class. I think it's a good thing because the class really make you think of yourself properly. The master said during the meditation, all those you had suffered before, like what and what pain, it will all 'come out'. I haven't feel it, maybe because this was my first time doing it. Beside doing meditation, the master also tell us some of the meditation-related thing. But overall, I think it's a good class after a whole tiresome day. During meditation, we can really rest our mind and think of all those things that we had done during the day, whether it's a good or bad ones. If we did bad things, we have to think again why we acted that way and remind ourselves not to do it again next time. If we do good things, we must remember continue to do good deeds. Hence, we will not going into the wrong way.
I haven't have a chance to go to this class, because I got a class to attend to when the time where this talk is held. It also have 2 classes, 1 in English and the otehr 1 in Chinese. A master will be invited to each class to talk about a topic. I'm not sure, but I guess it might be something about life, people and surroundings.
I think I had learnt something from all those activities. And this is a good scenario, as this is what I'm hoping for, gain something new or experiencing something different. This is university's life. If we don't really involved in uni's thing, when are we going to experience it? There is a different life in university compare to secondary-school's life or worklife. If I didnt enjoy the uni's life, when can I enjoy it again?? That's what my aunt and cousin (who had been to university) said before I entered university. And I really don't understand why, at that time, they always wanted me to enjoy life in university, keep telling me to remember this. And now, after 1 month in university, I knew the feeling they tried to tell me, and I understand it now!!
4 August 2007
I'm a member of Persatuan Pelajar Budhhist in USM. So, I took part in a lawatan, named Lawatan M.O. Actually, M.O. means Minggu Orientasi. It's was a day trip to visit Penang. So, at 6.30 am, all the participants gathered at Dewan Utama Pelajar, a place where all the examination take place, which is quite far from my hostel. We were given a pamphlet which had some briefings on what places are we going to visit. Besides that, we had to find a person because inside the pamphlet included a name. So, we had to find out who he/she is, and gave back their name. Then, we gathered into groups according to the pamphlet's colour. In my group, I'm the only 1st year. Then we introduced ourselves to each other. At 7.15 am, we went to our first destination, our society's 'home'. Basically, it's just the place where all the society's things were keep, notice's board, a place where the Exco held meeting, etc. They named that place 'cubicle', because it really is a cubicle!! This were done so that all the members know where is the society's 'home'. We took turn to visit the cubicle as the place are small. While we were waiting for our turn, we had some games. It's a game to remember other members' names.
After that, we straight away went to Kek Lok Si Temple. On the way to the temple, we sang songs in the bus. Those songs that we sang are all from the society's songs. At Kek Lok Si temple, those facilitators ( 'faci' in short) gave us some briefings about the history of the temple. We spent about 1 hour there before we left for next destination. Our next destination is The Botanical Garden. Before we had our lunch, we had some games. After the lunch, we were given our own time. That's the time where we had rest. It was a sunny day, and was quite hot. And there were monkeys who came to disturb us!!! But they didnt attack us lah!! Those faci were sporting. They always had games for us, which means we wont got bored. At 2.30 pm, we started our journey again. That's when we really have our rest (in bus, got air-cond mah!!). Later, we went to visit Penang Museum, Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Wat Chayamangkalaram before we went to Tanjung Bungah's beach.
At the beach, games were held, and we also sang songs. All those games that we played, some of it has the meaning of 'we have to help each other', or 'the unity is the strength' "s concept. We spent almost 2 hours there before we left for USM at 6.30pm.
It was a great trip as I really felt very warm by all those faci had done . They really are like my big brothers and sisters who would care for their little sisters and brothers. It feels like a second home here. Maybe that's the main objective of the society, to give warm to all those who are far away from their hometown, besides let them get in touch deeply with the religion.
The 20th Malaysia Film Festival
Upon arrived in USM after the day trip, there was a different scenario in USM. The 20th Malaysia Film Festival were here!!! The festival were held in the Dewan Tunku Syed Putra. Some of our students had the opportunity to watch it live from the hall itselt. And it was really a star-studded night!!! ARGHH!!! These 'outsiders' who came wore beautiful outfits, although I didnt had the chance of meeting any artistes. I just happended to be walking near the hall, and saw some of them, and saw 4 vintage cars!!! ARGHH!!!! My friend, Nor Farhani, went to watch it, and these are some of her photo's. And I couldnt say much about this event because I didnt attend it!! Do you know where was I? I'm at the night market!! Hahaha!!!
My 'sister' Nor Farhani b Ariffin
With Hans Isacc
With Khatijah Tan
With Jalaluddin Hassan
*I had watched Cinta and think it was a good movie. I cried while watching the movie ( in cinema!). And congratulations to Cinta 'cos won the Best Film, Best Editing and Best Screenplay's categories.
21 July 2007
Took part in a society's 2 days 1 night's trip. It's a trip to visit the Penang Island. There were 14 of us, 6 of us are the 1st year's students, and the remaining are senoirs. The places that we visited are the josstick maker, the 'billboard' (small size one, like those shop's name, etc) maker, Kuan Yin Temple, Penang's Little India, Kapitan Kling Mosque, .....I also forgot what places that I've been visited!! But one thing I'm very sure was I went to the Bon Odori!! It was held in the Esplanade, Penang. Well, actually, it was a big field lah!! Just like the Bon Odori in Shah Alam, there were many stalls which sold many Japanese things. Foods, fans, games, etc... But it was not so fun here, as the field was too spacious, which led to a scence like 'there were less visitors'. Then, the other thing was, it rains cats and dogs, then stop, and then rain again!! GOSH!! I really hate it!! There was a firework at 9.30pm. I prefer the Bon Odori in Shah Alam, because it really feel like there was a festival going on. In Penang, I couldnt feel the Bon Odori's 'heat'!!
22 July 2007
Had breakfast at a Malay restaurant at the Batu Ferringhi beach as we stayed overnight at a motel there yesterday. Then we spent 1 and a half hour at the beach. We had some games and the rest of time were our free time. At 12pm, we checked out from the motel, and went to Balik Pulau. On the way to Balik Pulau, we visited a place called 'At The Ends Of The World'. Actually it was a place like you walked in Pulau Ketam, minus all those houses and the boats, which means we walked on the wood until the end of it. Well, it was quite far away from the seaside. I guess that's why they name it that way!! The road to Balik Pulau from Batu Ferringhi is just like we go up to Genting, minus the steep's roads. Basically, it's just lengkang-lengkok. Balik Pulau is a place over a mountain of Batu Ferringhi. Half way to Balik Pulau, we stopped by at roadside to buy some durians, because they said the best durian are from Balik Pulau. Ah! Durians again!!! At 2 pm, we reached Balik Pulau's market. We had our lunch there. After the lunch, we were given some briefing about the history of Balik Pulau. It is believe that before the opened of Penang, Francis Light first touched down at Balik Pulau. But for some reasons, they managed to find a better place, that is Penang. After the briefing, we went to a village which has paddy field. The place supposed to be very nice with paddy plus it's yellowish's colour. Unfortunately when we reached there, the paddies had been harvested. Later, we went to a fish market. Actually, it was a place where fisherman sell their things when they had finished catching fish. It smells. Feel like vomiting, as there were also the smells of the dead fishes!! After that, we went to the beach. I don't know the name of the place. It all went smoothly when they cut out the durians ( I said 'they' because I really stand 100m away from the durians!!) until it began to rain. Haiz!! What a waste!!!! But we still hang in there for about 1 hour. At last, at 6pm, we went back to hostel.
Actually, this trip was quite fun, although rain make it only 75% fun. Besides going to the small places that we seldom went to, it's good to get to know some new friends and to know better our old friends. It really 'closen' us (the old friends). The other thing is we have the opportunity to know more of the new friends since there was only 14 of us. I mean it's easier to know someone if there are less people.
16 Aug 2007
13 July 2007
I took part in a program 'Baktisiswa', where all the uni's students do something to repay back to the society. There were varieties of activities organised by all the desasiswa, but I choosed this Program Anak Angkat, because I think it's a new thing for me to experience. Hence, I took part in this activity. The place where I'm going is in Seberang Perai Selatan, a village name Kampung Sungai Bakau. There are 3 villages included Kampung Sungai Bakau which took part in this programme which were organised by Rakan Muda, where USM also took part, are Kampung Sungai Chenaam and the other one, I forgot already. So, on this particular day, we went off to our first destination, that is a hospital, to donate blood. The first thing that a donor must do is to weight and check our blood. Those who are less then 45kg, sorry, you cannot donate. Otherwise, after you have donate, you are the one who need the blood!! :) To check the blood is to make sure your blood are suits to donate, which means all those basic things in blood must have, well, i dont know what is it!! So, after all those checking has done, we went upstairs, and to donate blood. Well, it was a new experience for me. No pain at all. After the process, we were given some food. All donors must eat after donating, to put in back all those we had lost. Afterwards, we went to Kampus Kejuruteraan in Nibong Tebal for the Friday afternoon prayer. After the prayer, at about 3 pm, we only start our journey to the village. At 4pm, we finally reached the village. We gathered at the community hall, where the programme kicked off. There were some words from the organisers before we met with our adopted family. There were some families who adopted 1 child, and others adopted 2 children. My adopted family adopted 2, me and a new friend I befriended with, Nor Farhani bt Ariffin. Our adopted parents are Hj Fadzil b Ishak and Hjh Azizah bt Ahmad. They have 4 children, 3 female and the youngest is a male, 19 this year. All other daugthers have work now, 1 in KL, the other 2 work here. So, after the ceremony, we went back home. Their home are just like other normal village home, just that their's are a brick one. At night, our parents brought us ate outside. They also brought us round around the places. Actually, this village is a border to 3 negeri, Kedah, Perak & Pulau Pinang itself. During the half hour ride, we already been into 3 different negeri! After that, we went to our 2nd sister's house. We had a chat there. At about 11.30pm, we left for home.
14 July 2007
At 8am, we went to the kolam udang which is near to our house. We went there by motorcycle. Afterwards, we went to someone's house to get the prawn, before we went home to have our breakfast. Then, we went to the community hall in Kampung Sungai Bakau to take part in the Sukantara. But we were late for the Rentas Desa. So, we waited aside for other games to start. But both Farhani and I found out that it was quite a boring game, so we went off to buy filem for the camera. We went back home later to get the camera, and found out that our brother and 3rd sister are going to their aunt's dusun. So, we followed them, which means we skipped the Sukantara and Program Motivasi. It was a long journey because the dusun is near Bukit Merah. We stopped over at our aunt's house first to have some durians and rambutans. The durians were from the dusun while the rambutans were plucked at their house. Afterwards, we went to picnic in the dusun. This is the first time I do picnic in the dusun!! We spent about 2 or 3 hours there to have a picnic and to pluck langsats. After that, we went to a recretional park to play in the water. I didnt went in because I didnt like the environment!! Afetr a long day, we went back home with all those fruits. At night, went to listen to a talk, before we went to bed. A very tiresome day!!!
15 July 2007
Woke up at 8am, went to a masjid to do gotong-royong. Afterwards, went to round a fish village with other participants. Then, it's time to pack our belongings. Our mum gave us a pack of keropok pisang. At 4pm, we went back to the community hall to finish up the closing ceremony of this programme. At 6pm, we left the village.
I think overall the whole activity gave me a new experience. This is because it's not everyday someone can take part in Program Anak Angkat. So for me, it's a new experience lah, although I really didnt felt anything very very very special!! Everything was ok for me. It's just that the food that I cannot really adapt it. Because all those food that my mum cooked were in red colour. Sambal all those thing. That's the only thing I couldnt adapt lah!! After this programme, I got sore throat, because I ate tooo much of durians the other day. And I got phobia of durians afterwards!!! Whenever I see durians, I walked 100m away from it!! ( for a short time only!!)
7 Jul 2007
Day 1- saturday,30 june 2007
8.30am-11am.....went to 'lapor diri' in my hostels or we called it desasiawa in bahasa melayu...my hostel's name is Cahaya Gemilang....went to register...took a long time...coz still need to fill some forms....then took my room's key...meanwhile, my parents were at the field...listened to some briefing....after that, they went to round the desasiswa, and to look for my room, as we already knew my room's number....after i took my key and souviner, i went to my room...while my parents were unloading my belongings...when i went to my room, my room mate was there..she is a Kadazan....her name is Daisy....we cleaned the room, as the room was left unocuppied....dusty....with the helps of my parents....then, i left to have my lunch, well actually it was durian....2pm....gathered at the field....2.30pm-4pm.... there was a briefing for us from the Timbalan Naib Canselor, Prof. Madya Omar b. Osman, the head of students' affair (bahagian hal ehwal & pembangunan pelajar), from the administrative centre in Dewan Tunku Syed Putra (DTSP)....he introduced his employee for us...then some advices....actually i already forgot what did he said...4pm-5pm...gathered back at the field...had some briefings from the PBMS (they are senoirs who had been to some trainnings, so that they can help us....their jobs included guide us to the gathering place, tell us about the life in Uni...help us whenever we have troubles...patrol at night...wake and make sure all the muslims got to solat subuh..etc..)....8pm-11pm...briefings from the PBMS, had some activities.....11.30pm...ZZzzzz
Day 2- sunday,1 july 2007
8am-12.30pm....gathered at the field...walk for 15-20 minutes to the Dewan Utama Pelajar (DUP)....to check out our certs, gave us the buku panduan program penggajian, took photo to make student card....walk back to our hostel again....tired of walking....2pm...gathered back at field again...2.30pm-6.30pm...in DTSP....raptai for the majlis sambutan siswa....& briefing for the PTPTN thing...quite boring...8pm-11pm....gathered back in the field cos had briefing from Prof. Madya Kamaruzam Mohamed, the penggawa or the head of our hostel....basically, talked about those dos & donts in hostel....11.30pm.....zZzZzzzZzZzz...actually today got Formula 1 race in Magny-Cours, France.....but i didnt have the opportunity to watch it....very SADDDDDD!!!!! :(
Day 3- monday, 2 july 2007
8am-12.30pm...gathered at the filed...today, we went to our pusat penggajian, means went to our faculty....to get to know the faculty's head, or we called it dekan...then we were divided into some groups, according to the courses that we major....in my group, Dr. Hasuria is the head of this course, that is Bachelor Of Arts (Translation & Interpretation), or BATI in short..she introduced all the lecturers who is going to lecture us...then, Dr. Haslina gave us the timetable for our course..i think our course is quite special, as they had already listed out in which year & which semester, what subjects are we taking and how many units are there..all in our buku panduan...all we had to do is to choose a minor subject and arrange our tutorial time...she also gave us a 85% complete's timetable, and this make us eaiser...by the end of the briefing, i already knew what am i going to take in this semester..2pm-4.30pm....back with the faculty again, where the lecturer gave us another advices....5pm-7pm....gathered at the field again...this time we got an activity called 'Walkrobik Campus'....it was an activity between all the hostels where each hostel will create a cheers and they will shout out the cheers...judges will give marks on the cheers and the will be a winner....but before that, we have to walk to Minden's field, a place which is near the main gate of USM...our hostel is the luckiest one as we are nearer to the field....this year, the winner of the cheers went to..i forgot which hostel..soryy!!!...8.30pm-10.30pm....a dinner in our own hostel..actually it was in the field, in a tent...this was my first proper meal..means eat rice with dishes...before this, i only ate bread for my lunch and dinner....not that i dont want to eat, but the hectic schedule make it impossible to have a proper meal...tooo many students eat at the same time...had to make a long queue just to buy a meal...so i skipped it....because i'm sooo crazy about F1, i tried to use GPRS to check whether i can managed to read some sports news from my phone....luckly, can!!! and i knew the French GP's result......it's my Kimi got number 1....YeahHHHHH!!!!! :)
Day4- tuesday, 3 july 2007
the most important day in every 1st year's student's life....8am-12.30pm....Majlis Sambutan Siswa....a ceremony where all the 1st year's students angkat sumpah & sign a paper to become an USM students....after the singing, we are all proclaimed as an USM students!!! yEahHHH!!!!! then, the was a briefing again...about Program Mahasiswa Baru Bremasyarakat (MBPB)...1st year student are encouraged to take part in any programmes that they offer....basicly, it is divided into 2 types, 1 is about being an adopt child to s/one in a selected village, the other 1 is mostly gotong royong or jungle treckking activities, i called it 'physical activities'....it was actually organised by the hostels....i choosed the first type, and i got it!!! :) 2pm-4.30pm....gathered at the field again, cos got another briefing...about Pelan Integriti Nasional.....1000% BORING!!! i can see many are sleeping...5pm-6.30pm...Program Kampus Sejahtera...basicly, it is an activity to clean around our hostel.....8pm-10.30pm..gathered again at field...had another briefing again...forgot what it was about....11pm....ZzZzzzZZZzz...
Day 5- wednesday, 4 july 2007
8am-12.30pm...gathered at field...went to DTSP to hear some briefing from the language's faculty....and register the language course....met my friend here....although we stay at the same hostel, we really didnt have the chance to meet earlier....she is a friend whom i didnt really know in the past...although we were in the same primay & secondary school, we didnt talk much to each other, as we were not in the same class....but we knew that both of us are going to the same U...so, we were actually quite happy to meet!! :) 2pm-4.30pm....briefing again...about the library....8pm-10.30pm....briefing...about kewarganegaraan...boring subject, but the penceramah make it not so boring...ok lah.......11pm...Zzzzzzz
Day 6- thrusday, 5 july 2007
8am-11am....briefing about kokurikulum.....register for ko-k..but i dont have to do it...i already have enough unit...here, my friend and i met with another friend, also from the same secondary school...but she stay at different hostel (hostel Aman Damai, but later have to move to hostel Restu), so, we really havent meet since we came to USM...afterwards, we went to DUP to take our student card.....wait for my friend to settle her PTPTN thing...and again, met up with another friend from same secondary school, but also stay in different hostel (hostel Indah Kembara)....then we lepak at the DUP...cos got air-cond....then, at about 1.30pm, went to have lunch at a cafeteria in hostel Indah Kembara...only found out that they sell newspaper also....bought 1...felt vey happy, cos already 4 days didnt read newspaper...felt like a 'katak di bawah tempurung'.....2pm-4.30pm...back in DTSP...cos Pro Canselor, Yg Berbahagia Tan Sri Razali Ismail is going to meet us, the 1st year students....those senoirs said it was a rare oppurtunity, as the Pro Canselor seldom do this....anyway, there was another VVIP, that is Yg Berbahagia Tan Sri Datuk Jin Shamsuddin (corrected me if i spelled his name wrongly)................ afterwards, for the first time in this 5 days, i had my free time!!! Yahooooooo.......!!!!! that's for me, because i'm staying in my hostel permanently...others who are temporary, have to moved to their own hostel by this time....pity for them....if i'm not mistaken, they were here, means staying temporary, cos thier own hostel are tooooo far away from the main buildings.....like the DTSP hall...because in this orientaion week, the briefings were held mostly in the DTSP hall, so, they arranged these students to stay temporary first in the nearer hostels, like hostels Indah Kembara, Cahaya Gemilang, Aman Damai, Bakti Permai, Fajar Harapan.....there are 3 hostels which is very far from the main buildings, they are hostels Restu, Saujana & Tekun.................... 10pm......ZzzzzzzZZzzz
Day 7- friday, 6 july 2007
an important day for us, as we need to register our courses today....8am....went to find my penasihat akademik's room, because we need to have their signature before we can apply the courses online...my penasihat akademik is Dr. Aniswal....but the 'signing session' only starts at 8.30am...i was early, so, i waited for her outisde her room...after i got her signature, i went to the online place, that is in my own faculty....waited for my turn....then went to check for my bahasa melayu & english courses' place...and look for the places where i'm going to have lecture next monday. after that, i went back to my room, to prepare to go back Shah Alam...yeahhhh!!!!! my friends (all those from the same seconday school) and i met up at the CIMB bank, and we called for a taxi to fetch us to the bus station....the moment the taxi drove out of the campus, we felt alive again....and we really felt like a katak di bawah tempurung...already 6 days didnt get in touch with the outside world...when we saw KFC, we said 'Wah!! KFC woh!!'; then TESCO, 'Wah TESCO leh!!!'...really, like an outdated person coming into a different world....hahaha...1pm...the bus started to go...and we were on our way back to KL...yahooooo!!!! reached KL at 6pm, cos half way through, the bus stopped at Tapah's rest area, and there was some traffic jams at highway cos JKR are enlarging the roads....reached Puduraya at about 6pm s/thing, walked to the KL's KTM's station...the train came at 6.43pm, and i reached Shah Alam station at about 7.30pm...my friends all went down at Klang's station...and about 8pm, i was home..!!!! yeahhhhh...HOME SWEET HOME!!!! :)
*very tired during the orientation week cos the shedule really hectic......
28 Jun 2007
classes in uni are going to start...i'm leaving for usm (in penang) tomorow, 29th june.....cos i need to lapor diri on 30th june, 8.30am....i already finished packing, well, honestly, only finished 75% of it.....really hard to think what else do i need to bring...for me, i wish to bring all of my stuff....but couldnt...only important thing...hmmmm....for me, everything is important...really headache... :( i wonder if i'm gonna study in a foreign country, i dunno how many bags will i bring along.....anyway, not only this thing make me headache....the offer letter came late...it only came last monday ( 24th june ), and i gonna rush to make copies....go to school to have it stamp.....do last minute shopping with fadilah on monday and my secondary friend, ker li on tuesday...& alone on wednesday...HEADACHE!!!!+RUSHING....luckly, my dad paid the yuran for me....that was the activities i did on last monday to wednesday....now, on thrusday, i start to pack my thing....HEADCHE again!!! dunno how to pack those thing...i know that i can buy those thing there...but, as i'm new to the environment, guess it will be the best to bring first...otherwise, dunno what will happen...i feel a bit reluctant to part with my family, as i have depended on them for the past 17 years (for your info, the 3 remaining years i spent with my grandparents)....but, life has to go on....no 1 will stay forever with our family...ermm...unless u do not get marry...but now, even though people dont get marry, they still didnt stay with their own family...anyway, i'll be leaving my 'own space' (my blog) for a moment...see ya!!!
20 Jun 2007
Your Partner? Still single...
Your Hair? a bit long ready...will cut it soon...
Your Mama? tooo protective...but i knew why she did it...
Your Dad? believe dat if u do good deeds, u will have good lucks too....
Your Dream Last Night? Fujiwara Takumi driving his AE 86....watched toooo much episodes of Initial D day before....
Your Favorite Drink? well, dun really have 1....based on which place i go....
In which room are you in now? family hall...
Your Fear? insects + losing people that i love
What do you wanna be in 10 years? successful in life (career + personal)
With who did you spend last evening? bros....watching Initial D...
What are you not? slimmer.....
Your Favorite Book? P.S. I Love You from Cecilia Ahern....
Last thing you ate? bread....my breakfast
Your mood? enjoying my life to the fullest....otherwise will not have time if classes start...
Your Friends? some are good....some arent'....
Your Summer? all year long....hot...sweating...malaysia got other season meh??
When did you cry the last time? hmmm...long time ago...
Favorite weekend hobby? spend time with family....outgoing....watching movie together....
Jobs you dream of? as an interpreter....prefer to work outside mas'
Your Computer? didnt own 1...share with my bros
Winter? guess it might be fun...havent experience it b4....
On your bed? pillows...blanket....a garfield....a soft toy....
Love? day dream...my favourite....
18 Jun 2007
Have been asked by my friend wat flower do i like...hmmm...honestly, i'm not very much into flora...coz they couldnt live for a longer period....so, for me, as long as they look beautiful (for me), i will accept it....here r some flowers dat i like to look at...& their info....still got others, but i will not put in!!
Prunus mume is a species of Asian plum in the family Rosaceae. It is called ume in Japanese, méi in Chinese, maesil in Korean and mai in Vietnamese. The tree originates from China, but it has also been grown in Japan and Korea since ancient times. The tree is cultivated for its fruit and flowers. Although normally called a plum, it is actually more closely related to the apricot. Another species commonly referred to as the "Japanese plum" is the sumomo (Prunus salicina).
The tree flowers in late winter, typically late January or February in East Asia, before the leaves appear. Each flower has five petals and is 1-3 cm in diameter. The flowers are typically white, though cultivars may have rose or deep red flowers. The leaves appear shortly after the petals fall. The leaves are oval, with a pointed tip. The fruit ripens in early summer, typically June in East Asia. The ripening of the fruit coincides with Jiangnan's rainy season, called baiu or tsuyu in Japanese. Each fruit is round with a groove running from the stalk to the tip. The skin is green when unripe, and turns yellow, sometimes with a red blush, as it ripens. The flesh becomes yellow.
Ume juice is extracted by preserving the fruits in sugar. In China, sour plum juice is made from smoked ume. It ranges from light pinkish orange to purplish black in color and often has a smoky and slightly salty taste. It is traditionally flavoured with sweet osmanthus flowers, and is enjoyed chilled, usually in summer. The juice produced in Japan and Korea, made from green ume, tastes sweet and acidic, and is considered a refreshing drink, also often enjoyed in the summer. In Korea, maesil juice, which is marketed as a healthful tonic, is enjoying increasing popularity. It is commercially available in glass jars in sweetened, concentrated syrup form; it is reconstituted by stirring a small amount of syrup into a glass of water. The syrup may also be prepared at home by storing one part fresh maesil in a container with one part sugar (but no water).
Ume liquor is popular in both Japan and Korea. Umeshu is a Japanese alcoholic drink made by steeping green ume in shōchū. It is sweet and smooth. The taste and aroma of umeshu can appeal to even those people who normally dislike alcohol. A similar liquor in Korea, called maesilju, is marketed under various brand names including Mae Hwa Su, Mae Chui Soon, and Seol Joong Mae. Both the Japanese and Korean varieties of ume liquor are available with whole ume fruits contained in the bottle. Umeboshi or pickled ume, are a Japanese specialty. Flavoured with salt and purple shiso (perilla) leaves, they are red in color and quite salty and sour, and therefore eaten sparingly. Umeboshi are generally eaten with rice as part of a bento, although they may also be used in makizushi. Makizushi made with ume may made with either umeboshi or umeboshi paste, often in conjunction with green shiso leaves. A by-product of umeboshi production is umeboshi vinegar, a salty, sour condiment.
Huamei or Chinese preserved plum, refers to any of a large number of Chinese foods involving plums pickled in sugar, salt, and herbs such as licorice. There are two general varieties: a dried variety, and a wet (pickled) variety. However, flavours and methods of preparation differ widely by region. Huamei are usually consumed as a snack.
A thick, sweet Chinese sauce called mei jiang or meizi jiang usually translated as "plum sauce," is also made from ume, along with other ingredients such as sugar, vinegar, salt, ginger, chili, and garlic. Similar to duck sauce, it is used as a condiment for various Chinese dishes, including poultry dishes and egg rolls.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the smoked fruits, called wumei, is used for medicinal purposes. They are generally black in color and are believed to be effective against parasites, as well as in stopping ulcers and promoting a strong digestive system and heart.
Ume flowers have been well loved and celebrated in both China and Japan. In China, they are most commonly used as decoration during the Chinese New Year. The blossoms are common subjects in Chinese art and are among the most beloved Chinese flowers. Unlike the Japanese, however, the Chinese see the blossoms as more of a symbol for winter rather than a harbinger of spring. It is precisely for this reason that the blossoms are so beloved, because they bloom most vibrantly amidst the winter snow while all other flowers have long since succumbed to the cold and died. Thus, they are seen as an example of resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity, and thus has also been used as a metaphor to symbolize revolutionary struggle. Because they blossom in winter, the ume, the pine, and the bamboo together have been called the "Three Friends of the Cold". Apart from that, the blossom is one of the "Four Junzi Flowers"in China (the others being orchid, chrysanthemum, and bamboo) and symbolized nobleness.
The blossom has long been a floral symbol of the ancient Chinese city of Nanjing. In 1964, the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China adopted the five-petaled plum blossom as the national flower of the Republic of China. It also serves as the logo of China Airlines, the national carrier of the Republic of China. The flower features prominently on currency and other national symbols. In mainland China, the flower also features on currency and other important symbols.
Ume blossoms are often mentioned in Japanese poetry as a symbol of spring. When used in haiku or renga, they are a kigo or season word for early spring. The blossoms are asscociated with the Japanese Bush Warbler, and they are depicted together as one of the twelve suits on hanafuda (Japanese playing cards). During the Nara period (8th century), the blossom of the ume tree was preferred over the sakura (cherry) blossom, which became popular after the Heian period (794-1185).
'Cheery Blossom' @ Sakura
Sakura or Cherry Blossom is the Japanese name for ornamental cherry trees, Prunus Serrulata, and their blossoms. Cherry fruit (known as sakuranbo) come from a different species of tree. It can also be used as a name.
Sakura is indigenous to the Himalayas and in east Asia such as China, Korea and Japan. Japan has a wide variety of sakura—more than 305 species can be found there. This is because many were artificially hybridized or grafted by the Japanese many centuries ago.
During the Heian Period (794–1191), the Japanese nobility sought to emulate many things Chinese, including the social phenomenon of flower viewing (hanami), where the imperial households, poets, singers, and other aristocrats would gather and party under the blossoms. The first recorded flower-viewing event took place at Kyoto's Shinsen-en Garden in 812. In China, it was the ume “plum” tree (actually a species of apricot) that was held in highest regard, but somehow by the middle of the ninth century, the sakura had replaced the plum as the favored species in Japan.
Every year the Japanese Meteorological Agency and the public track the sakura zensen (cherry-blossom front) as it moves northward up the archipelago with the approach of warmer weather via nightly forecasts follow the weather segment of news programs. The blossoming begins in Okinawa in January and typically reaches Kyoto and Tokyo at the end of March or the beginning of April. It then it proceeds into areas at the higher altitudes and northward, arriving in Hokkaidō a few weeks later. Japanese pay close attention to these forecasts and turn out in large numbers at parks, shrines, and temples with family and friends to hold flower-viewing parties. Hanami festivals celebrate the beauty of the sakura and for many are a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful view. The custom of hanami dates back many centuries in Japan: the eighth-century chronicle Nihon Shoki records hanami festivals being held as early as the third century CE.
Most Japanese schools and public buildings have sakura trees outside of them. Since the fiscal and school year both begin in April, in many parts of Honshū, the first day of work or school will coincide with the cherry blossom season.
In China, the cherry blossom is a symbol of feminine beauty and sexuality. It has also come to represent the feminine principle and the love in the language of herbs. On the other hand, in Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize the transience of life because of their short blooming times. They have also come to represent clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse. Falling blossoms are used as metaphors for fallen warriors who died bravely in battle. Due to this connotation, they are closely associated with the samurai. This theme remains alive today and is often observed in pop culture, especially manga and anime. Music also works with the theme; for example, the band, Kagrra often uses sakura in its songs and live shows for ambiance. The flower is also represented on all manner of consumer goods, including kimono, stationery, and dishware. Cherry blossoms are an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life, and as such are frequently depicted in art. There is at least one popular folk song, originally meant for the shakuhachi (bamboo flute), titled "Sakura", as well as a number of pop songs. "Sakura" is also a common Japanese female name.
During World War II, the sakura served as a motivating symbol for the Japanese people. Japanese pilots would paint them on the sides of their planes before embarking on a suicide mission, and they were referred to in the names of kamikaze units. A cherry blossom painted on the sides of the bomber symbolized the beauty and ephemerality of nature. The government encouraged the people to believe that the souls of downed warriors were reincarnated in the blossoms. Even now Japanese military and police use the cherry blossom in emblems, flags, and insignia instead of star.
Japan’s most beloved variety of sakura is the Somei Yoshino. Its flowers are nearly pure white, tinged with the palest pink, especially near the stem. The flowers bloom and usually fall within a week, before the leaves come out. Therefore, the trees look nearly white from top to bottom. The variety takes its name from the village of Somei (now part of Toshima in Tokyo). It was developed in the mid- to late-19th century at the end of the Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji period. The Somei Yoshino is so widely associated with cherry blossoms that jidaigeki and other works of fiction often depict the variety in the Edo period or earlier; such depictions are anachronisms.
Other categories include yamazakura, yaezakura, and shidarezakura. The yaezakura have large flowers, thick with rich pink petals. The shidarezakura, or weeping cherry, has branches that fall like those of a weeping willow, bearing cascades of pink flowers.
Although sakura trees were already indigenous to Korea, following its annexation by Japan, the Japanese planted sakura trees in locations that Koreans found offensive, such as at sites where ancient palaces, like Gyeongbokgung, once stood.
Most of these trees were later cut down and removed by locals, who resented them as a reminder of Japan's imperialism in Korea, but areas where sakura had been blossoming for millennia were left alone. Ironically, sakura trees for appreciation (viewing for their beauty) were replanted by Koreans in Cheju Island and other regions.
A province in Western Philippines, Palawan, serves as home to an endemic Palawan Cherry Blossoms, which appeared to resemble that of Japan's, thus the name.
Japan gave 3,000 sakura trees as a gift to the United States in 1912 to celebrate the nations' then-growing friendship. These trees have since lined the shore of the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. and the gift was renewed with another 3,800 trees in 1956. The sakura trees continue to be a popular tourist attraction when they reach full bloom in early spring. Macon Georgia also has a festival for cherry blossoms.
*Info took from Wikipedia
11 Jun 2007
The scene dat they wanted to take was the actress was buying veggies when all of a sudden, she realised dat her son was 'gone'!!
Preparing to start filming....
This little kid was very 'busybody'....he was walking here and there b4 the filming starts...he stays here....
My grandma's grocery shop....
My mum and her aunt prepared dishes for the praying session....
This is wat we do whenenver all of us gather around....eating...chatting....the aunt facing the camera is my mum's aunt....
What were we looking at???? Scroll down to see....
'Busybodying'.....an early wedding gift for my uncle....
An electric kettle!!!!
My aunt.....going to deliver in august/september...
Basketball and badminton matches....
these pix was taken when my family+my aunt n uncle went to watch the basketball n badminton competition which was held at Setia Alam, at Jalan Meru, Klang, hosted by the Setia Alam Group...a small scale competition which is opened for those who qualified from all of the states, like Kedah, Melaka, etc....ex badminton player, Mr Han Jian from China, also attended as this badminton academy was opened under him....some national badminton player like Ong Wee Hock also attended...head of MCA, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting came for a while, while Youth & Sports Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai presented the awards to the winners....
The Youth & Sports Minister in the orange/black jacket.....watching the final of the basketball competition btween SMK (Private) Kwang Hua, Klang and SMK Chung Hua (Private), Klang, which was won by SMK Chung Hua....
the minister when he just came.....
no time to entertain the cameraman as we were watching the final!!!
23 May 2007
i grew up in a kampung, name Sri Menanti, in Negri Sembilan...i stayed with my grandparents until i was 6 years old, only then i shifted to Shah Alam and stay with my parents....both my grandparents stay in the same kampung, and both of them run a shop..except dat 1 runs the coffee shop, while the other 1 runs the grocery shop...but the 1 who runs the coffee shop, already retired when i was 2 or 3 years old....so, i can run here and there...to both my grandparents shop, freely...although i sleep and eat at my paternal's grandparents'....after my grandpa(coffee shop) passed away, my grandma stayed alone there for about 1 or 2 years, b4 she left to stay with my younger uncle....so, i only went back to the kampung during school's break and during the festival holidays....
it bcome my bros and mine routine to help in the grocery shop whenever we go back for holidays...but we only help to add on the goods, like the soft drinks, cigarette, susu manis, soy sauce, mihun, roti Azan...pack the ice, 1 kg of sugar, 1 kg of flour, 1 kg of garam kasar......these things....and i only collect money from those who is only buying newpaper or magazines...coz i dunno other goods' prices...it's fun to do these things as we have already spend a semester on our books, exams, computers, revisions...u know wat i mean...so, we kindda love it...although not dat we spent all of our time there helping....u know, kids tends to walk here and there..n i go to look for my old friend...1 thing dat i like to do the most is packing the ice...the ice come in a big bag...so we have to pack it into smaller packets...and ice is the most favourite thing dat people want to buy, especially during the festive seasons, like Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Qurban....as u know dat the weather is hot, plus is holidays...many who works in city go back at these time....of course, with their family....the most crowded time during a day? first section, 9.30-11am, as my uncle just come back from buying all those grocery...vegetables, fishes, chickens, newspapers....some of them who is early will wait for my uncle....and when my uncle still havent finish load the grocery, the customers are already started to select those things they needed.....the second section is at evening, 5-6.30pm, as they wanna prepare for dinner.....they tend to buy things last minute...so, whenever they come in for something, say, sawi, or cili api, and u reply them 'dah habis..', their reply will always be 'aiyoooo!'...dat's the funny thing i found out...why couldnt they buy it in their first trip here? it's not that there are a fresher veggiein the evening...those are the same thing as in the morning....i dun get it wat these people are thinking...geee...
although i'm not a full-time worker here, i know dat it's a tough job..and, u need at least 3 people to handle a grocery shop...my uncle's 1 is a small size....why must a least 3 people? coz if 1 need to send goods to customers, still have 2 person to help each other....then, u have to wake up early, well, not so early, though, to go out to buy those grocery...and after business hour, u have to clean the shop, like sweeping, add in those grocery dat have been sell off, do the inventory stuff, like checking whether all the goods are enough or not...these thing....so, say u close the shop at 7.30pm, after doing these things, it may end up at 11.30pm....a tired job!!! and whenever we go back, there is no enough time for us to chat to each other....coz the purpose of going back is to get closer to each other, to chat along....but the sad thing is, itz always not enough time to chat!!!
1 of my uncle is a caterer, who stays in KL...he worked with La Tropica b4, a catering's job, but afterwards, do it on solo...i guess i can called it a family matter as his wife and children are helping him....my dad+mum helped him b4....dat is when he was doing a function and needs some help...to prepare the food...last saturday, the 19th of may, he has a function to do...a birthday party for 1 of his biggest customer, well a malay....this customer, i tell u, is, very rich, of course! and i havent meet this customer b4, nor went to his house to do a function b4....but i heard from my dad about this customer...he is 1 of the biggest clients of my uncle.....my uncle, who is 50++, can survive for so long in his catering years, must thanks to his and his mum's 'contributions', dat is asking for catering for all events dat they need...like Hari Raya, birthday part...etc...and i havent go through a cater job b4....and when he called to ask my dad to help him at the function, i went along...well, actually, is to help my dad, as he cannot regonise the road, especially at night...called 'buta jalan', i guess??
after a 45 minutes drive, at last, we were at the house...at about 4pm...at Tasik Titiwangsa, yup near the Eye Of Malaysia there...but dun ask me how to go dat place, as i'm no 100% sure...b4 i entered the house...Oh My God!!!! there is a Mercedes CLK and a ferrari!!! and i'm not sure other luxury cars belong to this same person or not...geee....how rich are they?? and the house...guess is double size of my house....a bungalow, no doubt....and a guard, with his own guard house, including a set of tv, and his own toilet....oh my goodness, guess they are very rich, eh?......and the car porch? indeed, very big...guess enough for 10 cars...but they build it up, like a sideway of restaurant, mayb bcoz they know they will do many functions, coz they put along the fans and lighting....and of course, there is a garden there...along the house....un4tunately, i couldnt 'slip' into the house....but i guess inside of the house must be very 'luxury' also...
my uncle and his family except his son were already there, preparing all those dishes...my dad actually came here to help him on the ABC corner....so, i helped my dad on the ABC side...many people started to pour in at about 6.30pm....this birthday party is for his son...so, many brought along their children...and he had asked for a clown, and those children stuff for activities...there are variety of people who attended it....malay, chinese, indian, indonesian, foreigner etc....i dunno how to describe it....some of the malay friends are not so traditionally malay....really dunno how to describe...
so, the whole night there, i help my dad did the ABC....and it's not very difficult to do it, coz i had only to 'kisar' the ice and put other things like red bean, corn, cincau etc ...the hardest thing for me is dat i'm not sure whether the ice can still be 'kisar' or not....coz if the ice are too small, it cannot b 'kisar' and it will get broken very easily....and i got the opporunity to eat the famous 'roast lamb' made by my uncle.....it was really delicious, with the mint sauce...among the dishes dat my uncle prepared were fried prawn-very big prawn, mashed potato-delicious, asam laksa, curry mee, char kueh teow by an aunt who was summoned up by my uncle, satay (order from outside)....mmm....dat much i knew...couldnt remember.....of coz got drinks..mirinda, root beer, sprite, mineral water only....and some dessert-fruits, cakes, kuih....
the function finished at about 11.30pm, as the host didnt invite many people.....those waiters, who served and cleaned the tables, were those who worked for my uncle....they are all part-timers, means they will work upon there are a function....they said it was a lucky day for me as there were less people asked for ABC dat day...normally, there are a long queue for ABC , well, i guess it's bcoz it was a rainny day....so, we started to clean up our place....the left-over's food can be bring back, as my uncle will definetly throw away...so, the waiters packed wat they want, while my dad pack for the leftover's ABC...i walked over to the 'food corner' and packed the leftover's satay....as we had finished cleaning our place, we helped my uncle...shifting all those cooking stuff to the outside of the house, b4 loading into my uncle's van....
this job, i guess, i also tough, although itz tough for a day or 2...means 1 or 2 days b4 the actual function, and a day after the function...why do i say so? coz they had to prepare those things b4 the function, like the veggies....and have to wash all the culinary things+plates and drinking glassess....but the thing is, not everyday there will be a function to do....so, kindda have a break between 1 and another function....but the pay is reasonable....coz they work so hard, they deserve the pay.....but hey, nothing in this world comes easily.....although it may seems to be very hard and tough, we have to face it....that's what life is all about!! :)
19 May 2007
7 things(not including people) I like:
1) read MAGAZiNES
2) listening to music
3) play badminton
5) serve net
6) play computer games
7 things(not including people) I dun like:
1) people smoking
2) disturb me while i'm sleeping/doing my own things
3) crowded places
4) touch/take my things without my knowledge
5) going to my room without knocking the door-no manners
6) shopping, except shop at bookshops
7) drive a manual car
7 things I can do:
1) crazy bout something...people...things...n tend to buy all those thing dat i crazy about..
2) sleep for more than 12 hours
3) can hear small things clearly, like i can know my school bus is coming although the bus is not in vision yet...
4) the whole day reading the book dat i like
5) cycling in the car porch many rounds but didnt got headache.. :)
6) sitting in the train without going to the toilet for 8 hours...long journey...hate the toilets..
7) singing..but my voice is not sooo nice...
7 things i can't do:
3) do girly stuff..like make-up...
4) decorations-dont have the 'seni's cell...
5) drive an F1 car :(
6) flying withour wings....how?!
7) add maths, physics, biology, chemistry...sucks...modern maths can lah...
7 celeb crushes:
1) Kimi Matias Raikkonen
2) Mark Michael Patrick Feehily
3) Fu Hai Feng-badminton ace...also count as 'celeb' right?
4) Prince William
5) Cai Yun-badminton ace
6) Won Bin-Korean celeb
7) Wang Lee Hom-American born Taiwan celeb
April 1 1997
1) How old were you? 9++, going to 10
2) Where did you go to school? SRJK(C) Pin Hwa 2
3) Where did you work? huh? 10 year old also can work?!
4) Where did you live? shah alam, seksyen 18
5) Where did you hang out? the lake near PKNS
6) Did you wear glasses? yup
7) Who were your best friends? Ang Bee Poh, Yap Bong Gee...many more..
8) How many tattoos did you have? mmm...10? haha..how can a 10 year old have a tattoo?
9) How many piercings did you have? mmm...on both ears..a pair?
10) What car did you drive? oohhh...a 2 wheels car...hahaha...bicycle
11) Had you been to a real party? how REAL? went to birthday party lah!!
12) Had your heart broken? huh? nope
April 1, 2002
1) How old were you? 14++, going to 15
2) Where did you go to school? SMJK Kwang Hua, Klang...best skul
3) Where did you work? work as a daughther at home!! :)
4) Where did you live? shah alam, seksyen 18
5) Do you wear glasses? yeah
6) Where did you hang out? tuition centre near Giant seksyen 18..
7) Who were your best friends? Goh Xue Ying, Shahadataini...many more
8 ) Who was your regular-person crush? oohhh...a guy by the name MP...Mark Feehily...etc
9) How many tattoos did you have? zero
10) How many piercings did you have? on both ears
11) What car did you drive? still the 2 wheels 'car'
12) Had you had your heart broken? hmmm...guess no
April 1, 2007
1) How old are you? 19++, 21 days later going to be 20!!
2) Where do you work? unpaid driver
3) Where do you live? shah alam, but its in Kemuning Greenville
4) Do you wear glasses? yup
5) Where do you hang out? my house..seldom go out...if got, also at jj klang...carrefour
6) Who are your best friends?? Goh Xue Ying, Fad, Wawa...many more
7) Who was your regular-person crush? Kimi Raikkonen, Fu Hai Feng, Mark Feehily....etc..
8)Do you talk to your old friends? yup...
9) How many piercings do you have? a pair
10) How many tattoos? nope...wouldnt do one...very painful....
11) What kind of car do you drive? Kancil
12) Has your heart been broken? nope...
person to tagged:
13 May 2007
11 may, 8.30pm, at station 1, behind Klang Parade....that's where we, the x-6b's classmates (primary school's year 6's classmates) met..it's been a long time that most of us met....7 years, precisely...some of us did meet b4, those studied in the same secondary school...but others who were not same school with me, rarely met...few attended...roughly 10++...bcoz others got things to do...those who make it, 80% of them were same school with me...but, juz felt great that they came...this is bcoz although we were in the same school, we seldom talk to each other coz we were in different class...besides that, itz already 2 years since i left them and the place....this place where we met, was once a place i knew very well...i can tell u precisely which junctions lead to what place, or which shops/stalls are always full with customers...but, ever since i did my form 6, i havent been to that place b4...the place change soooo much!!! the are these new blocks of shops....very 'in'...and during nite time, it is really a 'hot spot'! i still remember during my time, this place here was very quite and dark during nite time as the was no crowds here...but, hey, things change!!!
it's a good thing that a gathering was held...to know what they are doing now and what they have been up to...most of them (who make it) are working...2 of them are teaching in primary, 1 is a clerk at AmBank here, 1 is working at a telephone shop, 4 of them still studying, while 3 others which including me, are at home now...we took turn to tell each other about those who didnt make it, (but still contact with them) what they are doing now.....i guess it was a good gathering, but was not good enough coz not all attend...but what can we do? not every1 was free at a same time....n there are 3 who is currently studying overseas now...pity for them coz couldnt join us! there should be another gathering on this coming june, as our form teacher (yes, our standard 6's form teacher!) wants to organise a gathering for us at her house b4 every1 further their studies...actually, she planned to come, but couldnt make it...yup, we still know what our teachers have been doing these years, especially our favourite teachers...as some of them still contact them, while 2 of my mates work along with them!!
i'm glad that we still have this feeling...to gather standard 6's mates...i've went for form 5's gathering tooo...but itz already 2 years...now, itz harder to meet them, as most of them are studying at overseas...mayb have to wait for some time again!! :)
11 May 2007
hahaha...2day, i went for a scholarship interview......geee....i was, well not soooo nervous!!!! bcoz i dunno what to expect, i just prepared those info bout myself....luckily, they just ask those things!!! well, i applied for The Star's education fund.....applied for 2, 1 is Bachelor of Arts (communication & media managemant) at Taylor's College, the other 1 is at UNITAR, which i already forgotten what course that i applied!! so, i was shortlisted....at the Taylor's....and my interview is 2day...my papa sent me there...when we reached the college, we were lost...the college were soo big...luckily the 'information center' was in an obvious spot....the lady incharge gave me a form which was supposed to fill by those candidates for the interview...went to the school of communication's office, where i guess all those study communication are at this block..there was a girl, whom i guess also came for this interview...the lady incharge, was Miss Koo, who is this college's student services executive. she asked me to wait at the lounge there.
so, i ended up talking to the girl..her name is Tan Yee Leng...well, she's from cheras, and she took stpm too....she said she has 5 siblings, which are all gals...and she said it was not soo best...u know, being in an all girls siblings...so, her mum was quite protective, until she went to work after spm...i guess she really hunger for freedom, coz she said it was the best moment when she went out to work...while we were talking, then came one guy, rushing in to the lounge...he sat at the other table to fill a form, n we guessed he also came for the interview...after filling the form, yee leng asked him to join us...he introduced himself, which i couldnt remember his name as his name was 'rare'...this guy is from johor...whoah!!! sooo far away!!! n he's here with his parents....well, actually, the parents came along coz the three of them are going to visit this boy's sister...she's is studying at The Nottingham, at Semenyih...she will be leaving Malaysia to UK....so her family members came to visit her lah.....only then we realished that there was only 3 of us who are going for the interview (all same course)...mayb they shortlisted a few for a course as there are also other courses and other private colleges/universities
as we were talking, time passes...and the boy really looked very nervous....the only thing that i dont get it was, why was the interview starts sooo late? yee leng's time supposed to be at 2.45 pm, while the boy's time should be at 3 pm...mine supposed to start at 3.15 pm, which means every interview lasts for 15 minutes....then, at 3.15 pm Miss Koo came and asked yee leng to go in...the interview, at last, going to start! so, only left me n the boy...we didnt talked much, as the boy really looked very nervous..but time passed very SLOWLY.....although it's only 15 minutes..at last, yee leng came out and the boy went in.....finally, itz my turn...i just went in, and i saw 2 ladies n 2 men, plus Miss Koo herself... i guess these 4 person are from The Star as they are the 1 who give the scholarship...well, they didnt ask much, actually, i'm the one who do the talking...talk bout myself...co-curiculum that i took part....interest..these kind of things....roughly after 15 minutes, the interview finished...i wouldnt said that i was verrrry nervous, but the thing is, i'm not used to speak in english...so, i was kindda stuttering....hahaha! the result will be coming out next week...
2morrow, 11 may, my 3rd uncle, from my mum's side, went for register...i wished i was there, taking some photo for him, but my papa didnt want to go....well, actually, they register at Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, which is near my grandma's house...so, i couldnt drive by myself, as my parents wouldnt allowed, but hey, i drive back before, except that i drove with my aunt as my passenger lah!! u must be asking why they will not allowed, right? coz the road to my grandparent's house is just like the old road to Cameron Highlands, or the road to Genting Highlands, minus going up the hill....basicly, the road are winding, plus have lots of big lorries, carrying tree trunks, oil, etc to the Pahang that side.....actually, if these lorries are going to Pahang that side, they must go this way, as this is the shortcut....anyway, just want to say congratulations to my uncle...my mum 'reduce' 1 single siblings! heheh! i still have 2 uncles and 1 aunt left who is still single....i think my grandma is the happiest...coz all this while, she's always nagging her children to get marry fast...but we know that a suitable partner is not easy to find....it takes time...it always starts from friends...only then we will know whether they suit us or not....but i guess, if we have partners, we should wisely manage some time with them..otherwise, they'll feel neglected...so, i just wonder how my aunt can find a partner as she's always busy with her work...anyway, just wish these bachelors and what we call those unmarried girl? bachelor girl? good luck in finding their partners!!