Thursday, July 28, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY UMI!

Today is my umi's birthday! 
Yaay, 
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to umi,
Happy birthday to you!!
 u're the greatest mom ever!


Penang and Goodbye!

I'm going to Penang today,with another couple friends of mine. 
It's an islands on the northern part of Malaysia,highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and confessions. It's famous for being cultural pot and of course their food,i can't wait to experience it myself! 
Yipee!! Penang,here i come!^^

and also, farewell to Andy the Literary Hero!
After months of torturous time in Kelantan for him and his Ms,
it's time for them to bid farewell to this state of what he refers to as hell,
Goodbye! i hope u'll be fine in ur new place!
Keep on updating with ur Malaysia journey,
it's been such a great time accompanying ur blog as u're here,
too bad we didn't get to meet :(
say hello to ur Ms too!!
~annyeong!!!~
and bye-bye!^^

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sensitive Issue? It's even an issue??

Growing up, in Malaysia,where people of different races and religions, live side by side, growing up together, goes to school together, eat together, hang out together, speaks the language of nation,Bahasa as well as the language of ancestors, well, i gotta say we live pretty damn great here. Regardless of religions, everyone is entitled to practice their belief. Islam,Buddha,Hindu,Christian or even Atheist or u name it u got it. and i don't really get why on earth religion could be a sensitive issue. I mean, for you is your religion, and mine is for me. Respect is the main key! I'm a Muslim and i do respect people of other belief.  So today, i'll take on religion, Islam,my religion,my belief. ^^  and specifically I'm gonna blog about Fasting in Islam as the Ramadhan is just around the corner!Yaay!

First of all,there's a five pillar in Islam. 
i.Testimony
ii.Prayer
iii.Fasting
iv.Alms giving/ Zakat
v.Pilgrimage

As you can see, fasting is there,the third in the pillar. We,Muslims fast during the ninth month of Islamic calendar, which is the month of Ramadhan. The entire month that is. Below is the detailed explanation. 

Here's some of articles: Fasting In Islam and Fasting,
"Fasting is another unique moral and spiritual characteristic of Islam. Literally defined, fasting means to abstain "completely" from foods, drinks, intimate intercourse and smoking, before the break of the dawn till sunset, during the entire month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic year. But if we restrict the meaning of the Islamic Fasting to this literal sense, we would be sadly mistaken" ~Fasting In Islam
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At the most basic, other than just to show our devotion, Muslim fast just to reminds us that not everyone are as lucky as we are. Unfortunate people might have to eat only a meal or two for a day, and had to fight the hunger through out the day. That's the lesson i learned from it,apart from all the religious reason, when we're having hard time/in total hunger on a HOT day, that's when we return to GOD. We pray to GOD to lessen the burden and most importantly we became to appreciate what we have and eat for the day. It's such a relief when I break the fast after the sunset. I've been fasting since i was a little kid, so it's not really a burden to me anymore,well it used to be :P It's now a responsibility.

Usually the month of Ramadhan is the hottest month of all months. It's now already very-very piercing hot in Malaysia, i hope the weather will not be too harsh during Ramadhan. This year, we might start to fast on 1st August till the 30th, and we'll celebrate it on 31st of August, the same day as Malaysia Independence Day. This is gonna be interesting!!! Double celebration!

No matter what is your belief, it's YOU that counts!! You and only you, because i'm very sure in every religion, there's love and compassion being teach and preach. Let the love guide our life. Like, religion is a sensitive issue? what, it's even an issue? xoxo

That Island is calling me!!

Penang!! 
I'm going there this Thursday with Min and a friend of her, Ain.
Yes,yes,I'm overwhelmed by the fact that I'm going there!
I've never been there,like literally been there. 
But I passed it for a few times,and that was long time ago.
I'm gonna meet my college friend!
Two of them are living there,this feels like a reunion.
It's been half a decade since we last separated.
We walk our very different paths,lost contact at some point,
but a dear friend,will always be close to heart.
We reconnected and never look back again.(is that so) hahaha

I'll be on the driver seat,
well,i love driving,what can i say :D
now,i just can't wait.

Btw, Ramadhan is coming!!! It's fasting month again! 
Hopefully i'll be able to fulfill my responsibilities again this time ^^.
I shall blog about that in the next post.

And also, this time around,last year. T_T
my heart hurts just thinking about it.
My grandma~ this 31st,it'll be a year without u.
I miss u sooooo much.~Al-Fatihah~

Friday, July 22, 2011

Grey's Anatomy~ Look on life through Grey

I've lived. I've really really lived. I've failed. I've been devastated. I've been broken. I've gone to hell and back. And I've also known joy. And passion. And I've had a great love. See death for me is not justice. It's a ... end of a beautiful journey. And I'm not afraid to die. The question is, are you? A life in prison or an afterlife ... with your wife. Me or you? Your choice.~Richard Webber



Yes or no. In or out. Up or down. Live or die. Hero or coward. Fight or give in. I'll say it again to make sure you hear me.The human life is made up of choices. Live or die. That's the important choice. And it's not always in our hands.~ Derek Shepherd 


The human life is made up of choices. Yes or no. In or out. Up or down. And then there are the choices that matter. Love or hate. To be a hero or to be a coward. To fight or to give in. To live. Or die. Live or die. That's the important choice. And it's not always in our hands.~Derek Shepherd

For most people, the hospital is a scary place. A hostile place. A place where bad things happen. Most people would prefer church, or school, or home, but I grew up here. While my mom was on rounds, I learned to read in the OR gallery, I played in the morgue, I coloured with crayons on old ER charts. Hospital was my church, my school, my home; hospital was my safe place, my sanctuary. I love it here. Correction: loved it here.~ Meredith Grey.

Ask most people what they want out of life and the answer is simple - to be happy. Maybe it's this expectation though of wanting to be happy that just keeps us from ever getting there. Maybe the more we try to will ourselves to state's of bliss, the more confused we get - to the point where we don't recognize ourselves. Instead we just keep smiling - trying to be the happy people we wish we were. Until it eventually hits us, it's been there all along. Not in our dreams or our hopes but in the known, the comfortable, the familiar. ~Meredith Grey.



It's a common belief that positive thinking leads to a happier healthier life. As children we are told to smile, be cheerful, and put on a happy face. As adults we are told to look on the bright side, to make lemonade, and see glasses as half full. Sometimes reality can get in the way of our ability to act the happy part though. Youre hope can fail, boyfriends can cheat, friends can disappoint. It's in these moments, when you just want to get real, drop the act, and be your true scared unhappy self.~Meredith Grey.



No matter how thick skinned we try to be, there's millions of electrifying nerve endings in there. Open and exposed and feeling way too much. Try as we might to keep from feeling pain, sometimes it's just unavoidable. Sometimes that's the only thing left - just feeling.~Meredith Grey.

The skin is the largest organ in the body - it protects us. Holds us together. Literally lets us know what we are feeling. The skin can be soft and vulnerable. Highly sensitive, easy to break. Skin doesn't matter to a surgeon. We will cut right through it, go inside, find out the secrets underneath. It takes delicacy and sensitivity.~Meredith Grey.

Everyday we get to give the gift of life, it can be painful, it can be terrifying, but in the end it's worth it. Every time. We all have the opportunity to give. Maybe the gifts are not as dramatic as what happens in the operating room, maybe the gift is to try and make a simple apology, maybe it's to understand another person's point of view, maybe it's to hold a secret for a friend. The joy supposedly is in the giving, so when the joy is gone, when the giving starts to feel more like a burden, that's when you stop. But if you're like most people I know, you give till it hurts, and then you give some more.~Meredith Grey.


The best gift I ever got was for Christmas when I was ten - my very first suture kit. I used it until my fingers bled, and then I tried to use it to stitch up my fingers. It put me on the path to becoming a surgeon. My point is sometimes the best gifts come in really surprising packages.~Meredith Grey.


Doctors live in a world of constant progress and forward motion. Stand still for a second, and you'll be left behind. But as hard as we try to move forward, as tempting as it is to never look back, the past always comes back to bite us in the ass. And as history shows us again and again, those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.~Meredith Grey


Sometimes the past is something you just can't let go of. And sometimes the past is something we'll do anything to forget. And sometimes we learn something new about the past that changes everything we know about the present.~Meredith Grey


They say the bigger your investment, the bigger your return. But you have to be willing to take a chance. You have to understand, you might lose it all. But if you take that chance, if you invest wisely the pay off might just surprise you.~Meredith Grey
It's impossible to describe the panic that comes over you when you're a surgeon and your pager goes off in the middle of the night. Your heart starts to race. Your mind freezes. Your fingers go numb. You're invested. There's someone's mum, someone's dad, someone's kid. And now it's on you because that someone's life is in your hands. Surgeons, we're always investing in our patients. But when your patient's a child, you're not just invested, you're responsible. Responsible for whether or not that child survives, has a future. And that's enough to terrify anyone.~Meredith Grey

Adapt or die. As many times as we've heard it, the lesson doesn't get easier. The problem is we're human. We want more than just to survive. We want love. We want success. We want to be the best that we can be. So, we fight like hell to get those things. Anything else feels like death.~Meredith Grey


More: Grey's Anatomy quotes.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Whatever~

Stoning at home.Doing nothing,like absolutely nothing.. I've finished my beading aka creative project so now I'm left with pretty much nothing to do. Eat, watch tv, online,sleep and repeat the cycle again~every single day. There's nothing to be done here. I'll be amazed if my brain could function properly when the new semester start soon.

In one of the previous entry, I've posted about learning Bahasa Melayu. hahaha, well, nobody hit me up,or whatsoever,meaning that nobody's interested! Boo-yah! Kinda makes me wonder, those people that feedjit showed me, was that false one? No one came to this blog except for me, literally! hahaha, however it doesn't matter. I'll just blog for my own good. 



Sunday, July 17, 2011

YG Family Love at SG KMW 2011! another superb success!!! DAEBAK!

Another huge success in Singapore this 2011! East Asia fans sure love BIGBANG & 2NE1 very much.
BIGBANG performed Tonight, Love Song from their latest album despite without Daesung, (well they gotta be pro) and most of songs from their solo project : GDTOP: High High, Oh Yeah ft Bom, Knock Out. Taeyang: I'll be there & Where U at. and Seungri with: So what, and Strong Baby before closing it all with Hands Up, one of BigBang's songs.



Here's couple of fancams from that event.








what would we do?

about few weeks in South Korea...

tadaaaaa,it's all booked! I meant the flight tickets ^^
soooo, i searched high & low for an itinerary to base on,
and i came across this plan from tripadvisor.
just gonna share it here.
It's not mine,but i think i'll might take some of the suggestion too.
well,who knows.
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Here is my very personal wish list (bear in mind I like to combine both cultural and outdoor activities.)
7 days at Seoul:
Palaces — Gyeongbok Gung (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=1085191 and Changdeuk Gung and its garden (…visitkorea.or.kr/enu/CU/CU_EN_8_8_6_1.jsp). I already done the palaces in the past, but I think you shouldn't miss.
Stroll around Bukchon Hanok Village (http://bukchon.seoul.go.kr/eng/index.jsp) to browse galleries and unique boutique stores and enjoy cup of soothing Korean tea at Insa-dong (…visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp…)
Ride water taxi to view colorful fountain show at Banpo Bridge, Rainbow Fountain (…visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp…)
Attend one of small Indi-rock band concerts around Hongdae area and brows its flea market (…visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp…)
Getting hair done in really cheap price (about half of NYC price) at one chic hair salon in Myeong-dong or Cheungdam-dong.
Ride brand new subway line to Chuncheon (I heard it now take about 1.4 hrs ) to enjoy its famous Dakgalbi (…visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp…)
Day trip to Suwon Hwasung Fortress (…visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp…) and artist colony at Heyri Art Valley (…visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp…)
Stroll and shop along the Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil (…visitkorea.or.kr/enu/…)
2 days at Gangwondo region
Seoraksan National Park and Sokcho
Hike, soak at outdoor hot spring, and enjoy fresh seafoods at Sokcho (…visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp…)
3 days at Gyeongju, Busan and Geoje-do island
If I can afford, I would love to stay at Ragung in Gyeongju and visit nearby historic sites from Shilla Kingdom (…visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp…)
Visit Busan's famous Jagalchi seafood market eat fresh hoe (sashimi) …visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SH/SH_EN_7_2.jsp…
Visit Geoje-do island via new bridge/tunnel that connects from Busan.
3 days at Jeju island
Walk along the couple of Ole trails, watch famous sunrise at Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, boat rip to Udo Island island and get some fresh Gamgyul (citrus fruit native of the island) …visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp…
6 days at Suncheon, Bosung, Damyang and Jeonju of Jeonlla-do region
(I've been to some of these areas on my last visit, and fell in love with beautiful sceneries and delicious foods, so I would love to revisit again)
Happy planning. Cre: blee246
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how awesome is that?
but i'll have to bear in mind that i might as well want to attend BIGSHOW next year.so we'll see how it'll turn out. kekeke 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

~ It's a RED WARRIORS thing!~

This entry dedicated to Kelantanese and their football team, The Red Warriors! 
Kelantanese loves their football team.
 If the players are called the Red Warriors by many, 
the fans also dubbed as the Red Warriors too, 
and claimed by others as the '12th' players of the team. 
The love affair between them are no longer a secret one.
 Instead the Red Warriors actually made famous for its dedicated,supportive and colorful fans! 
With their tagline ' 'Gomo Kelate Gomo' both parties are like 'Go More Kelantan Go More', 
rising from being an underdogs team, 
consistent and determined,
 supported and loved by the fans,
they're heading straight towards many achievements hands in hands. 

 Being sponsored by many local/non-local companies,
no wonder the Red Warriors are widely known as the most influential fan club in Malaysia. 
With 90 % of the players are Kelantanese, 
again,no wonder this team being supported wholeheartedly by Kelantanese,
within Kelantan or even Kelantanese living outside Kelantan.
Anyway,that's what Kelantanese known for the most, their shall i say, 'Kelantanism'? ^^
The fans usually packed the whole stadium in every-match held.
No matter where or when, their fans are always there,
this fans usually travels wherever the match is,
cheering at the top of their lungs,for their beloved team.

And not to be forgotten, there's a special supporters team,
calling themselves as 'The Ultras', this is like the fanatic fans of the team, 
they travel with the team, there on every-single match, 
singing and cheering through-out the whole game; non-stop, 
they even had their special spot in the stadium,spared for them on every match,
and they've been doing this without any sponsorship; i guess,
all out of the love for their team.

Personally, I even think this is the one and only thing that could bring Kelantanese together,
regardless their political parties. Politic is something that is very-very-very sensitive topic in Kelantan,
but when it comes to The Red Warriors, 
everyone just genuinely become one. 
Phew, the power of sports!~ one shall never underestimated it!  

Generally, the red warriors fever was actually the one that brings back 
he football fever in local football scene, here in Malaysia, 
and actually raise the quality of the Malaysian football again,
which once known as quite a powerful team in Asia couple of decades ago,in the 70s.
Made famous by Mohktar Dahari.

I've had the opportunity to attend quite a number of matches as well.
Being a Kelantanese, it would've been a loss if i didn't join the fever,
also because I'm a sport-lover too.
Before this I just saw them on tv, but being among the supporters,
I now know, how intense and how exciting it is.
The thing is now, I even looking forward to attend the match,
i bet,i'm quite a Red Warrior too now! haha
This is all started because my younger brother,
he's a huuuuuge fan of the team,
especially the goalkeeper, Khairul Fahmi Che Mat (KFCM).
I even blogged about them for couple of time already here and here.

Here's a video to show it:




For this season, there's loads of achievements, achieved by the Red Warriors.
Here's some,



Oh before that, here's some of the pictures that i snapped over the weekends.

    


 This was on Friday,when they brought back home the Super League Cup.


 This was on Saturday match Kelantan Vs Pelita Jaya (INA)

see that? that's the 'Ultras' and that's their spot.
Seems like they're celebrating something that night,not sure what though.

Showing respect to the national (NEGARAKU) and state anthem
on my right~

on my left~
it's all packed!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Learning Bahasa Melayu~

I'm Malaysian, Malay and my mother tongue is Bahasa Melayu. ^^ So if anyone want me to help with Bahasa Melayu, just tell me, I'll try my best to help out. And one more, I'm also Kelantanese, and our local dialect is very interesting too ^^.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I think i now know why I'm having sleepless nights and why my mind wouldn't shut down when I'm trying to sleep.. It's the plan!!!

I need a proper plan for my Seoul's trip. Now that it's getting close-and-closer to the date, even though,it's next year,but still, time flies~fast! I'm like at the edge of freaking out,that i haven't really plan anything out properly. I mean, I haven't book anything or review places or even list them down. See why i'm freaking out now?!

Actually I already kind of have all these ideas of places i wanna visit there. Palaces, temples, and the Sans ( seoraksan,etc)~ is a must! Also, I've been really seriously considering about the places that we want to stay. I mean, the choices from hostels,to guesthouses to goshiwons and to even jimjilbang and airport, haven't really been decide yet. Still waiting for my sister to have any free time to discuss on this matter together or i might as well shall start working on this itinerary and shall make slot in her busy schedule to sort of see and give me her opinions on the plan. It's winter we're talking about here.

Well,well, I'm really-really-really hoping that this trip gonna be our best memories before she left for University. I even recommend her to just study in South Korea, but then she want to be a doctor, and I'm not sure whether or not South Korea's Unis recognized by our government for medical studies. Urgh, situation at home is not good that i wanna send away every each of my baby. I love them and i don't want to see them going through all this.  *Go go away,eh eh eh as 2ne1 would say*

Anyway,back to topic, i need some of ideas and opinions,on where to stay, where to visit, where to eat, or if anyone wanna invite me to stay at ur place, or etc ^^ anything! just drop a comment!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Weekend-PM-Red Warriors

PM( yep, Prime Minister of Malaysia) was in Machang last weekends. The Red Warriors was with him during the meet-the-local session at Sekolah Kebangsaan Machang 1.Good to see PM himself came here and sort of see for himself  and check on the people and the situation here in Kelantan. Maybe he shall come visit more often. ^^

Anyway, i went to the event with my family and there's thousands of people already when we arrived. So we just stay there for about an hour, because it's too crowded and also it's damn hot that day~ and to my craziest mind,i was wearing my sweater still. I was running an errands from morning, I went to meet with Kak Filah and had lunch with Ain and Kak, so by the time i got home, i totally got no time to change at all. Dad was waiting in car and i just hopped in his after i got off my car. While i'm sweating like an athlete that noon, others would be staring at me, giving me the face of 'why the heck she's wearing that sweater in this kind of weather' yeah,yeah..i just smile, well,like i would care any-less.hahaha

The highlight of the day of course, besides PM, was the Red Warriors team. Locals were so excited to see them. The day before,Friday, they went to UiTM, although my Uni is just 5 minutes away, i missed the events. I only knew about that on Saturday. On Saturday, however, i missed yet again another fan-meeting at the SMK Hamzah. The players gave out free tickets to those fans who showed up wearing the team's jersey. Yeah, i missed that. I was at lunch when that happened. Not my lucky day i guess.

I did snap loads of pictures however,see for yourself. ^^

this is how hot that day 


Dad met his long time friend, he's retired now.

The drums 


haha,random 

The YB Anuar Musa was chatting with the red warriors fan



the fans

The players were all seated on the stage when i arrived.

Drummer getting ready


PM arrival

PM was somewhere under the tent there 

Waiting for the PM to get on stage




so that's it!

beading in progress~

remember about the beads & sequins post? heh, now the beading continues.... with my baju raya! kekeke

I'm pretty much done with my sister's outfit, don't really want to do anything to it anymore now. So i moved on to mine! the design is different from hers,but the flowers kinda similar, but whatever.. so here's some update on my creative project!


sister's final look, she wanted it to be simple.well,this is simple right?


1st- draw the design

Btw, Min, this is the book that I've told u before.

this is half-way~not done yet!


Update~Update!

hehe, whether i like it or not, a month passed already! whoaah,it's been a month since! I've went to JB and came back, and currently is beading baju-baju raya! kekeke

and oh, i realized that i haven't post about my trip to Terengganu,recently,or shall i call it last month. I went with Min, accompanying her to meet her lecturer and friends at UMT . Upon receiving her invitation, i just said yes right away,because it's been quite sometime since I've been there. Here's some pictures^^ It's just a short trip, we went and came back home straight away. She stayed at my place that night. keke,so much fun!


Masjid Kristal
UMT

Along the airport


Min

Terengganu


Batu Burok beach