Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Fishing, cave-venturing, driving...

24th & 25th December 2006

Place: Jerantut, Pahang
- went fishing on Sunday, menjala bukan memancing, at a huge tasik @ paya yg selut smpai ke betis... had ikan bakar that night ^__^
- ventured into two caves on Monday; Gua Angin and Gua Sanding. it's connected to one another. a real brand-new experience!

too bad we forgot to bring the camera to the lake.
so this pic is after fishing in the muddy lake.

All those who went into the caves!

macam mendaki pun ade gak mula-mula tu...

pic above: pic taken without flash
pic below: pic taken with flash

mmg sempit!
terhantuk kepala dua kali! pening~ pening~
tapi pelik, takde sorang pun orang lain yg terhantuk...
Gua Sanding.

Subhanallah, gua-gua yg Allah cipta ni mmg sgt hebat!
Kat Gua Angin, duduk kat pintu gua tu, mmg rasa mcm duduk depan air-cond! Sejuk! and dpt rasa the wind blowing! tak tau mana dtg angin sekuat tu...
Gua Sanding pulak, banyak sangat statues @ patung-patung yg terjadi dengan semula-jadi-nye as crystals, limestones and etc. Ade dua batu besa gaya macam pasangan tengah bersanding, ade gajah besar, ade anak gajah. Ade rimau, ada kedai buah-buahan, ada kedai makan, ada muka hantu, ada maharaja cina dinasti Qin, ade ostrich, ade pedang patah, ade keris,,, dan yg paling gempak skali----- ade ukiran name Allah kat 'bumbung' gua as stalagtite!
hmm... tapi... tak amik banyak gambar sebab habis battery pulak!!! lagipun takde la clear sgt...
** tapi alasan lain is utk pegi sana again, lain kali nak masuk 4-4 gua yg bersambung tu **
sape nak ikut??? hehe..
siap kena pasang lilin sebab tak cukup torch-light. pegi sana lenggang je, tak tau pun nak masuk gua yang agak mencabar ni... ingatkan gua macam kat batu caves tu ^__^ huhuhu...
That's all for the trip.
Oh, and I've made a new driving record, not the kmh, but Ampang-Jerantut and Jerantut-Ampang (with max 140kmh coz Dad's sitting beside, itu pun dah kne "nela.. nela.. slow sikit.."). Last time it was Gombak-Senawang ^__^

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Real Family Day...

10th December 2006

there were many games for everyone. musical chairs & pop-the-baloon for kids, twin-tower construction for teenagers, anyam ketupat for parents & even indoor golf for fathers!

I won 2nd place with my cousin, Syifa, for the twin-tower construction using 10 pieces of paper, 2 blades and sticky-tape. The judgement was by the highest & most stable twin-tower. Actually I was at the 3rd place. But Isa-the-inginiur's tallest twin-tower crashed... hehee... Farah my cousin doing pre-Medic in McB got the 1st place. Aihh... Malunye jadi engineer... huhu...

And here's the best game:

Everyone from the 3rd generation (i'm included) received a piece of paper, and on it was written the names of the atuk-nenek and pakcik-makcik and of 1st and 2nd generations.

Our task was to go to each of them and ask them to sign beside their name. Also, we have to identify his/her relation to us. The first three who send in complete 'forms' will win.

I tell you, that was not an easy task! Many of us had to admit that we barely knew our distant relatives. Kakak & I were excited at first, but after some time, we saw Musa's paper with more signatures, we gave up and helped him instead... Let him win ^__^. And yeah, he got the 1st place!

If that game was not invented, I'm sure I still wouldn't know many of my Mom's cousins... erm, and yes, I still can't remember most of them though...

That's all...
I really enjoyed the day, SubhanAllah
Late update 'coz I didn't get to upload the pics until just recently.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Home 'alone'...

So what happens when you expect the maids to do everything for you, but they don't?
I mean, the house chores, of course.

Laundry, cooking, cleaning up the dining table, dish-washing, etc etc...

Dad, Moms, Brothers and Sisters are not around and I don't know what have they been doing for these past few days, esp since Bro and I returned home for the weekend.

They hardly cook. So gotta cook for myself, and yeah, I didn't cook extra for them bcoz they said they've eaten I-dunno-what-but-I-see-the-stove-was-used-to-cook-something. Friday night I fried an egg. Saturday morning I went out to buy breakfast, afternoon attended a wedding and had lunch there, dinner I had tuna fried with garlic. Sunday morning had cornflakes with fresh milk n honey, lunch hmm I'm thinking of steamed veges and canned sardin. Simple ones since I'm home alone. Oh, Bro's around but it doesnt make any difference, I think.

Laundry not done. 3 days huh! I didn't mind to check the main laundry basket yesterday or this morning since I got one in my own room. Now, gotta return late to IIUM 'coz I had just put the 3-days worn clothes into the washing machine. Thank God I have a working washing machine!
No. It's NOT WORKING!!! Takde air!!! HwaaaaahhhH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nasib baik check again. Aiihh... Bawak baju gi rumah sebelah pulak... Itu pun kalau ade air...

Ja. Got work to do!!!

Do you think I babble too much these days?
Yeah, I think so.
But this is my blog. I will write anything I want.
And yeah, I'm kinda living a lazy life... Uh... Should improve on this...
Spoiled 19-year-old.

Friday, December 15, 2006


14 December 2006

Had a bad day today.
Walked far enough to make me pant and sweat under the 1 p.m. afternoon sun and the heat was terrible, only to find out that the person I was going to meet only wanted to give me three pieces of A4 papers – i.e. a set of proposal paper for the alumni AGM – instead of having lunch together as well as discussing about the proposal paper.

I was shocked, but didn’t comment much since she said she and a friend of ours have to rush, and I gave out a false statement: I have a class at two. It’s a lie, in other words. But I just wanted to make that person feel guilty for changing plans without prior notice. TIME is LIFE! And (physical and spiritual) ENERGY is GOLD. I took the paper, said that I’ll have a look at it and walked away.

I couldn’t help feeling upset because the worthless walk had made me very, very tired. I sms-ed to that person something like this: Tau tak kertas tiga helai ni boleh e-mail je.
“No internet connection,” said she, in this IIUM Gombak campus where you can find lots of free internet connection at various places. And then, “No time.”

As if I have 25 hours a day…

Well, she said sorry. That’s a good thing.
But it’s now 6 p.m. and I haven’t felt any better.

I write this because I don’t want any of you to do something like this to any of your friends!
Remember this:
Use ‘em WISELY.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Ayam jadi...

Kalau kerbau jadi ayam,
ikan jadi ayam,
itik jadi ayam,
arnab jadi ayam,
ayam jadi apa?

he..he..he.. =)

Saturday, December 09, 2006


Setelah seminggu check result Tilawah Placement Test (TPT) online, akhirnye result saya available online... Tak exempted. Level 1. Aisey...
Takpe, PASTI dan SANGAT PASTI ade hikmahnye..
Macam masa dapat kelas fardhu ain kat matric dulu..
Walaupun agak kemalasan sbb mmg rutin harian utk baca Qur'an. mungkin bacaan tak cukup baik.
Yup! AMAT PASTI ade hikmahnye...

sangat bersyukur
subhanallah walhamdulillah wallahuakbar!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Going Another Step in My Life...

back on 26th November 2006, I had to force myself to go and attend the taaruf week for the new IIUM students intake November 2006/2007. I somehow didn't have the excitement within me for God-knows-what reason...

A friend was really worried, fearing that I wouldn't turn up for the enrollment, and he somehow spent a whole lot of energy in making sure I will at least turn up, even without the courage. Thanks Sidq. Frankly, I can't say it helped much, but yeah, thanks. Since the previous Friday I had had a nervous stomach, as always when I have to attend school. Sunday came and the nervous stomach converted to a damn painful headache like a knife stabbed straight into my forehead.

OK now you'd think I'm exaggerating. But no, I'm not.

Anyways, as stated in the previous posts, you should know that I attended the taaruf week because I have to and it's my responsibility as a student. And lots of thanks to Kak Yam J for 'waking me up' from my deep sleep. Yes, I have a mission.

That morning, I drove to IIUM since nobody's around to send me. Enrolled, checked into the temporary accommodation and attended the taaruf sessions. On Monday evening during the second slot, I slept. Had my pic taken, and displayed in the "Sleeping Ugly" movie. But hey, I slept sitting straight, no ugly pose.

During the taaruf week, I loved two speeches most. One by the Deputy Dean of IIUM (if I'm not mistaken) coz he mostly spoke about 'the life of the IIUM students - we are all international students since we learn in an international institution - and that there should be no gap between the Malaysians and others from overseas. Another was the speech by the President of IIUM, Tan Sri Sanusi Junid. He spoke much about world politics. If you want to know what was he talking about, you should attend one of his talks. I'm very sure he'll bring it up at least a for a sentence. Because Mujahid told me he have heard him talking about the same thing thrice! but it was still awesome and great to be listened to. Yeah, I think I wouldn't get bored either. Maybe I can say these two slots were the only ones which didn't bring me to sleep.

Oh BTW, everyday we have gather for Subh at 5:30 a.m. and spent the whole day out at CAC, Main Audi, the riverside, mosque, on Wednesday sports complex, and return back to our rooms at 11:30 p.m.! Good thing that Allah made us Muslims pray 5 times a day, or we would have less rest... Alhamdulillah!

On Wednesday we had sports. Started with the Campus Race. Guys get to run 2.76 km if I'm not mistaken, the length of the main circular-road of the IIUM Gombak campus. Girls get a shortcut through the admin building. To my very surprise, my ex-roomate Diana Daim got 16th place and she booed at me for only getting no 25! but the first 40 who reached the final line are considered winners ^__^". 4 out of 20+ female and 9 male engineering students won. We'll claim our prices on 13th December at the Sports Complex.
After the campus race, all 700+ of us were divided into groups, and we played sports. My group played Handball. It was my first time. And it was real fun. Our 'coach' was actually my engineering senior, the vice-president of the Enginius Society and I didn't know that until the very next day when we have our kuliyyah briefing. I played hard, as I love sports very much! I enjoyed it very much!

Later that day, while waiting for the next slot to start, I slept. I thought no committee member would take my picture since it's still a resting time---- but one did, a pic while I was leaning back in my chair with one leg on the chair in front!! Oh I just prayed they didn't get it into the next version of Sleeping Ugly. And alhamdulillah, they didn't.

Another thing was that I was nominated to be the bai'ah leader for Engineering students. There were three of us, one from overseas and two local. The Yemeni girl got the best vote, but later she withdrewed for some personal reasons... Syaz and I were called again for election. The girls chose Syaz, and I was relieved. I went back to my seat. But a couple of minutes later, Syaz came to me telling me that I have to be the bai'ah representative for the architecture students. I go like~~~ What? KAED??? I could have said no, but it might be a little bit fun ^__^ at least I get to be an architecture student for a while. Oh if you'd like to know, when I was in school I wanted to take architecture but there was a big NO.
So yeah, because the original architecture girl hesitated to become the bai'ah rep, and that she's the only girl for this intake, another girl had to take over her responsibility and that was me. Why a girl??? IIUM isn't a girls' school okay. It's actually like this- there were 7 kuliyyahs for this intake, Law, Economics, Islamic Revealed Knowledge (IRK), Human Sciences (HS), Engineering, Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and Architecture (KAED). 4 from Law, Econs, IRK and HS are guys and 3 from Engin, ICT and KAED are girls. Simple.

So on Friday we moved into our permanent accommodation, and prepared for the bai'ah ceremony. What's bai'ah? Oh! It's oath-taking ceremony, in order to be a 'qualified' IIUM student. So Yusuf (Law), Fazli (Econs), Tanveer (IRK), Rizal (HS), Syaz (Engin), Ummu (ICT) and I (Engin @ KAED) led the bai'ah. It was a memorable experience. I can't say I love it, because I'm not a person who likes to go up in front (it's because of some personal reasons and there's no connection to being nervous or what-so-ever).

We passed. Alhamdulillah!
And now, we're all officially the students of the International Islamic University Malaysia - the Garden of Knowledge and Virtue!

Nihlah Johari,
1st Year,
Kuliyyah of Engineering,
Mahallah Asma' Block H Room 5.5c
International Islamic University Malaysia