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Thursday, September 29, 2005

 

twenty two

gambar hiasan

-Sepupu sepapat. Gambar ni tahun 1989 kalau tak silap. Kat Simpang_Kuala, Alor Setar. Hujung minggu ni, kak ija (berdiri paling kiri) akan melangsungkan perkahwinannya di Alor Setar. Aisey sayang tak dapat nak pi. [cuba teka mana satu saya. kohkohoh :p]

Happy birthday to me. I feel old already.

Death Cab For Cutie - Soul Meets Body

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

 

Rumah sewa

Tadi pegi condo mak aku kat Sunway. Tenant lama baru keluar hari Ahad lepas. Dia student Arab kat Taylor's_College yang baru grad. So nak kemas-kemaslah apa yang patut, nak cuci langsir apa semua, sebab lusa student dari Indon pulak nak masuk rumah. Macam-macam jugaklah barang-barang budak Arab ni dia tak bawa balik Oman. Printer Canon, souvenirs yang dia beli dari Langkawi, beberapa stationeries, beberapa vcd, minyak wangi Arab, buku, topi koboi pun ada dan ape ntah lagi la. Tak muat dah nak masuk beg agaknya semua barang2 ni. eheh. Aku pun ambiklah apa-apa yang patut. Dah dia tak nak. Dia tinggalkan barang-barang ni kat rumah kita. kita tak curi kan? hehe
Budak Arab ni bagus. Susah nak cari penyewa macam dia. Dia sentiasa bayar on time. Kalau dia balik Oman masa cuti semester, mesti dia akan bawa balik buah tangan, kurma ke apa-apa kuih-muih Arab. Tenant sebelum dia, memang amat mengecewakan. Student Arab jugak. Mase tu mak aku rugi beribu-ribulah jugak. Berapa bulan entah diorang tak bayar sewa. Pastu hilang macam tu je. Call tak dapat/tak angkat. Tau tau je dah balik negara Arab. Tapi kadang-kadang benda macam ni mengajar kita jugak supaya lebih berpengalaman dan berhati-hati.
Tadi aku dapat berita baik. Mak aku beritahu yang ada orang call tanya pasal rumah Cyberia. Dia cakap kat mak aku yang dia jumpa iklan rumah sewa ni kat Friendster! Wah, tergamam kejap mula-mula dengar tu. Baru je 2 hari lepas aku post ad tu kat friendster, dah ada orang call. hehe, boleh pakai jugakla friendster ni rupanya.. :p
Aku tengah habiskan baca buku Azizi_Ali, 'Tuan Rumah Jutawan'. Sesape berminat satu hari nanti nak melabur dalam hartanah, sila dapatkan buku ini. Saya budak baru belajar.
Oklah, sebenarnya tak ada ape nak update ni. Update blog semata-mata nak update je ni.
Jimmy Eat World - 23

Saturday, September 24, 2005

 

10, 20 years ago~

I was tagged by temi. So here goes, my story.

20 years ago: 1985
I was a two years old cute little baby. I was in Perlis then as my mother was teaching in UiTM Arau for a short period of time before we moved back to Subang. Subang Jaya had nothing back then. USJ was not even on the map yet. Seafield estate ade la.There were no roads connecting Subang_Jaya to Puchong. No LDP. No KESAS. The only major highway was the Federal Highway. Subang Parade, Sunway Pyramid, Masjid Darul Ehsan, Mamak Bistro, ADUN Subang Jaya; semuaaa pun takde lagi. So, basically there's nothing. Kalau dulu nak lepak minum waktu malam, tempat favorite ialah area PJ Old Town.

Subang Jaya was under Petaling district but not until the mid 90s, when MPSJ was established. In the 80s, if one were to mention the name Subang, ppl would only thought of the Subang airport or maybe Kampung Melayu Subang, to some.

10 years ago: 1995
UPSR year. I loved my primary school, SRK Sri Subang Jaya or simply known as 'sekolah dua' (SRKSJ-sekolah satu). But not anymore. Sri_Subang was at its best during the era of En. Manan_bin Simpol. During his time, we were one of the 'Sekolah Harapan Negara'. :p
I could remember at one time when TV3 came to our school. Well, actually it was the Alam Ria programme crew. I bet you could still remember the show. I could hardly remember much though but what i know was that the Alam Ria host was my schoolmate; Amelia. Semua orang panggil dia 'budak Alam Ria' dulu. ehe.

5 years ago: 2000
Form 5 was definitely the most memorable year during high school days. It was great to have such wonderful friends around me; budak-budak al-amin (nama team bola je ni). The most dissapointing football event of the year would be the failure of us to qualify for the semifinals in the SMSJ inter-club football as we were one of the favorites to win.

I entered a poem reciting competition organised by the Persatuan Bahasa Melayu. Hahah, lawak gila. I recited Dr. Mahathir's 'Perjuangan Belum Selesai'. Bidan terjun la jugak sebenarnya. Nak mencukupkan bilangan peserta. :p Oh, man that would be the first and last for me.

hmm, what else, oh yea, i represented school in football in the inter-Petaling district level in UM.

Okkay, i should stop here. There's so much more if i were to write them all. heheh

3 years ago: 2002
Mahasiswa universiti. Actively involved in few college societies especially PSSCUHMMU. I liked photography the most during first year, i guess it's because of we had the chance to travel all over Malaysia. :p

This year: 2005
The high point of the year would certainly be the MMU Convocation day and also the number of trips that i've been to; Cameron Highlands, Gua Senyum, Pahang, Tioman Island, umrah in Makkah and Madinah, West Sumatera and Medan, Indonesia.
Finally i got myself a full time job. Lega, dah bukan lagi graduan menganggur. hehe

Next year: 2006
Think I'll just keep this one for myself.

10 years from now: 2015
Same as above.

Farhan, yan dan wanie, sila-sila.
Jimmy Eat World - Disintegration

Saturday, September 17, 2005

 

I love my ringtone~

Makan makan di Times_Square

..makan makan


..makan lagi


..habis makan (kaknor,stan,emy,zul,ira, kakmi,imah,aya,oc, aleen, yan,zam, adi,me)
It was nice to get to meet all these ppl again. :)


..gambar dalam gambar dalam gambar?

Dinner kat Times_Square ni sempena birthday Zul. So skali lagi, Happy belated bday la ye. Semalam, aku, Zul & ira gerak dari office ke Times Square pukul 8. Haha entah macam mana la boleh terlupa KL Plaza & Times Square tu punyalah dekat, boleh jalan kaki. Asyik teringat nak naik monorel je! :P hahaha. Dah terlalu biasa guna Monorel la ni kot. (pergi masjid solat Jumaat pun kitorang kena naik Monorel).
Hahah lawak gila. Semalam baru gelakkan Zul pasal cerita dia tertido dalam tren komuter dari KL_Sentral nak balik Serdang, terlajak ke Kajang. Petang tadi, aku pulak tertidur dalam komuter, nasib baiklah terlajak sampai Shah Alam je. hehe. Yang lagi bestnya, terlena masa dah sampai stesen Setia Jaya (ke Seri Setia kot) pulak tu! Satu lagi stop je nak sampai Subang! Hahah. damnn. :p
Tapi apa-apa pun, dinner semalam memang best..
Athlete - Half Light

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

 

Untitled.


gambar hiasan

Hari yang penat.

Monday, September 12, 2005

 

Apa nak tulis?

Apa nak tulis,
apa nak tulis,
minda kosong,
hati merungut sendirian
bertemankan jantung;

Apa nak tulis,
apa nak tulis,
hati masih merungut,
mesej tersangkut di kerengkung
tak sampai di mulut;

Apa nak tulis,
apa nak tulis,
jari jemari
sudah mendahului buah fikiran;


Apa nak tulis,
apa nak tulis,
jari jemari penat bekerja,
tak sedar ada backspace;

Apa nak tulis,
apa nak tulis,
sudah pun tertulis,
tanpa disedari.


_Shahnon

[Bila takde kerja, inilah jadinya. hehe :p]

Saturday, September 10, 2005

 

Qaisy_&_Laila

Saya baru saja selesai menonton filem Qaisy & Laila (vcd original) arahan Raja Ahmad Alauddin. Secara ringkasnya, idea dan cerita filem ini menarik. Tetapi it could've been much better. Plot dan story flow tidak begitu kukuh. Falsafah dan skrip cerita ini sepatutnya ditonjolkan dengan lebih kuat lagi. Cinematography filem ini baik tetapi sepatutnya boleh lebih dieksploitasikan lagi. Maksud saya tidak ada elemen "wow" di situ (teringatkan PGL). Namun begitu, saya puji lakonan Radhi Khalid, Nur Fazura dan Jehan_Miskin. Terutama sekali Radhi Khalid. Pada saya beliau telah berjaya membawa watak Sadiq, seorang warga Afghan yang bekerja dengan Malaysia Relief Team (MRT) dengan penuh bersahaja dan berkesan.

Saya tidak nampak satu elemen kekuatan yang benar-benar jelas dalam filem ini. Percintaan di antara Qaisy dan Laila juga kabur dan samar-samar. Watak Jehan Miskin sebagai Qaisy mengingatkan saya kepada watak Adit dalam filem Indonesia, Eiffel..I'm in Love. Tentang seorang lelaki yang kuat egonya, tetapi dalam masa yang sama menyimpan perasaan cinta yang begitu mendalam. Tetapi beza Adit dan Qaisy ialah keegoan Qaisy tidak begitu menyerlah.

Mungkin saya terlalu membandingkan filem ini dengan dua filem yang bertemakan Afghanistan yang saya pernah tonton sebelum ini iaitu; Kandahar (arahan pengarah terkenal Iran, Mohsen_Makhmalbaf) dan Osama (Pemenang Anugerah Golden_Globe untuk Best Foreign Film). Saya menganggap dua filem ini merupakan filem yang benar-benar memaparkan realiti dan sebenar masyarakat Afghan. Sesiapa yang menonton pasti akan tersentuh hati. Kalau hendak dibandingkan Qaisy dan Laila dengan salah satu filem tersebut, terus terang saya katakan, kalah teruk Qaisy & Laila.

Walau apa pun saya ucap syabas kepada production team Qaisy & Laila, terutama sekali kepada Habsah_Hassan dan pengarah, Raja Ahmad_Allauddin, kerana telah berjaya mewarnaikan lagi industri filem tempatan dengan terbitnya filem-filem sebegini.
Saya beri 3.5 bintang untuk Qaisy & Laila. :)

oh, btw Happy birthday to 'yanyan'! :p


Friday, September 09, 2005

 

MSC-SYOB_& Sony Erricson

(3-8 September 2005)

name tag


Parameswara_Hall


Shah's_Village Hotel pool, PJ


_Hafidz,me & Ryu(Ies)


the 21 participants (final dinner)

It was certaintly the best seminar that i've been to in years! All the facilitators and speakers were absolutely great. I guess i was lucky to be among the 21 participants. :)

Saturday, September 03, 2005

 

Sabra_and_Shatilla talk

Today, i had the chance of attending a seminar on Sabra and Shatilla remembrance (Palestinian Tragedy) held in UiTM Shah Alam. It was organised by the Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies (Fakulti Sains_Pentadbiran dan Pengajian Polisi). Present at the talk were law professor and UiTM legal adviser, Prof. Dr. Shad_Saleem Faruqi, Mr Kassem_Aina, a leading Palestinian NGO leader based in Lebanon and a few Palestinian/Lebanese ladies as well. I presume the other members of the audiences were either students or staff of UiTM.

Mr. Kassem gave a welcome speech by thanking the people of Malaysia for our continuous support for the Palestinian cause. Prof. Dr. Shad (pic) later took the rostrum to begin his speech on the topic of 'Sabra and Shatila, September 11 and terrorism'. I used to remember watching him on TV2 'Global' talk show few years ago. And now i get the chance of listening to him live. Ok, since I'm kind of in a hurry, so i'll just gonna write out the main points in his speech.

- He bring up the issue of September 11. He said that the Sabra and Shatilla massacre also took place in the month of September, which the world hardly knew now.
- He spoke on the history of terrorism, apartheid and other war crimes against humanity. He reveal that according to the Human Rights Watch records, the number of violation of human rights are highest in western countries! and not in Asia or/and Africa.

-He said that the Bosnian ethnic cleansing by the Serbian regime during the early 1990s were not actually 'ethnic' cleansing. It was a 'religious' one, because some of them are in fact of the same ethnic but differ in religion. The genocide were based entirely on religion. In this case, Islam of course.
- Were the Serbs who were responsible for the killings of thousands of Bosniaks were branded as Christian terrorist? A clear-No; answer.

- Next, he talked on the Iraq War. One of the main points that i jot down was;
"..the same people who helped to destroy Iraq are now the same people who gets the contract to rebuild Iraq," How cool was that!
-He agrees that former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein had terrorised his own people in the past. But, is it any better now that Iraq had been 'liberated' and currently under occupation by the USA?

- He continues to spoke on the hipocrisy of the West on the definition of terrorism. The western definition excluded the term terrorism if it is a state sponsored terror attack.
- He gave an example during the height of Iran-Iraq war in the late 80s, on how the US Navy perpetuated the bombing of an Iranian commercial flight but later the American government said that the airliner had been mistaken for an Iranian F-14 Tomcat.
Who do you think would want to believe this? It was a blatant deliberate attack.
- He later posed a question, should freedom fighters be considered a terrorist?

- If a war is being waged at a Muslim nation by the western countries, it is 'War of Liberation'. (Remember the propaganda of 'White Man's Burden' during the modern days of imperialism in early 20th century? It is now perhaps a case of history repeating itself) . But if a Muslim conducts such an attack, it is Muslim terrorism! Prof. Shad gives an example in India during the BJP ruling era, 300 000 Muslims were murdered, terrorised by the right-wing Hindu nationalist in the Gujarat province. The Gujarat state department too had a hand in it by supporting the Hindu fanatics by providing the state electorate list to search for the names of the Muslims and where do they live.
And because of the victims are Muslims, none of the world spoke or even knew of it. Again, any of you heard of them being called Hindu terrorist? No. And this goes to the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka as well.

-On the issue of the so-called 'Axis of Evil' which includes the state of Iran and North Korea. Previously Iraq was one of them too.
- He said, actually the real Axis of evil are the USA and its main allies, UK and Israel. And Australia as a junior member probably.
[Note:The term axis of evil was used by United States President George W. Bush in his State of the Union Address on January 29, 2002 to describe "regimes that sponsor terror". The states Bush gave in his speech were Iraq, Iran and North Korea (source:Wikipedia)]

- Another noteworthy comment by Prof. Shad that i managed to scribble down was;
"The Americans think locally and act globally,"
I like this one. You could see how they, especially after the collapse of the USSR Communist and the cold war, has been trying to be the world police and install their own kind of democracy to the whole world. Obviously, it won't work like the way they wanted. It will only result in anarchy and destability. (ie Iraq).

I'd like to quote Tun Dr. Mahathir's interview with Loren L. Legarda from the Manila Bulletin Online via Malaysia-Today. He said;

"Democracy must serve the country, not the country serve democracy. Equality is meant to benefit people, but if equality results in anarchy, then you’re not getting any benefit from the idea. The idea is to achieve something that is good. If that idea achieves something that is bad and you still cling to that idea, I think you are allowing yourself to be captive …In some countries they cannot even have a government for any length of time. The moment a new government is elected they take action to bring down that government."
- I can't agree more with that. I believe that democracy must have its own limitation. I don't believe in a total democracy system. I don't believe in a 100% free media and there is no such thing as a free media in the world. Even in the so-called free country, the Jews are controlling most of the media. Look at Singapore for example, how from a third world country they was, 30 years ago and now and proudly leaving Malaysia and other SE Asian nations trailing far behind.
I believe that in order to achieve peace, stability and development, one had to sacrifice a few things such as, mentioned above; limitations of democracy and etc.
- Lastly, come to think of it again, democracy itself is man made, therefore it is and never could be 100% right.

- During the Q&A session, he spoke shortly on local issues.
First, on how he oppose the 'Talibanisation' of Malaysia. He mentioned briefly of the acts by the state religious authorities (most likely he meant the infamous JAWI_raid in_Zouk early this year). This is one of the few things which i don't quite agree with him. He reminds me of Dr. Farish_A. Noor, a Malay academician based in Europe. The other notable Muslim Malaysian whom had written of the 'danger' of Talibanisation in Malaysia.
- I don't believe there is or would be such thing as 'Talibanisation' act in Malaysia by the Barisan_Nasional government. Period.
- Lastly, He spoke briefly on his opposition to the ISA law and that apostate should not be stoned to death.

[Note: Some facts may be slightly incorrect or were left unquoted. i don't have the time to double check all of them]
See ya later folks, i'll be back next week. InsyaAllah.
"jangan merindui daku terlalu lama, kerna ku akan pulang sebelum mimpimu sempat bermula, ...(tak ingat rangkap kedua)" -Petikan dialog teater Uda & Dara. kohkohoh. :P

Thursday, September 01, 2005

 

31 Ogos 2005

Today's blog entry was supposed to be published yesterday but the streamyx connection suddenly went kaput. Damn it. Anyway so here it is. Ah, after nearly three months of postponement and tangguh-menangguh, finally i managed to clean up my room, on Merdeka day! I'm so glad that it's over. Penattt. These are among the few harta karun that i found while cleaning up.


Wah look what i've found! A 1990 stamp album.

A 1973 Pentax SLR camera with a complete set of wide angle/zoom lens and filters. It is still in good condition. Only the lens need to be cleaned up.

Year 1996/97 collection of Shoot and Match. Those days the price were only RM4.90. Harga sebelum kegawatan ekonomi. Lepas dah naik mendadak ke RM7.20 terus tak beli dah.
Later on that night i, amri and suraya went to Pyramid and watched 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'! Ain was supposed to come along too but last minute tak jadi. Tapi rasanya Johnny Depp dalam movie ni macam ade sesuatu yang kurang skit. Macam minum kopi kurang gula sikit la kott. No doubt that his role as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Carribean was waaay better compared to as Willy Wonka. But all in all it's still a good movie, worth watching. :)
(haha terngiang-ngiang lagi lagu mase end credits tu :p)
Chrisye ft. Peterpan - Menunggumu

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