Thursday, October 29, 2009

last week of lectures for this sem

alhamdulillah walaupun kelam kabut next week start final exam things are going on much better than expected ^__^
except for the headache that doesn't seem to fully disappear since the '53 hours....' post. and yes, i did not add to the counting because it'll just make me miserable.

anyways, skrg ni tinggal kena hantar Smart Aquarium System project report n assignment decision science jumaat ni. Dr. Anisah itu saaaangat baik!!! dari 3 soalan yg panjaaang tu dia wajibkan pilih 2 je bila ada students pegi mengadu kat diat his week sgt havoc..
other than that, i HAVE to study for my final exams -__-" especially utk 3 paper yg berderet itu...

so, enough of that.
below is the outcome of my new toy this semester. did this with 5 other girls :)


Smart Aquarium System.
features: automatic feeder & water temperature display


and the one below with the laundry hanger is not my toy. it belonged to Najmi and her team, but they're doing it for another lab class. the fan is connected to a heat sensor, so that when the weather is hot it turns off automatically and we don't have to waste electricity to dry our clothes :)

i find this prototype very cute! ^__^

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

mato-mato

in mid july, one of my bro had his wedding reception, just a small one. we washed the dishes at a nearby tap near my dad's garden, and guess what grows there now???

TOMATO trees!

there are three of them, now about two feet tall. two of them are already bearing fruit ^__^

Monday, October 26, 2009

nak tulis jugak!

walaupun tau blog ni ada beberapa lecturer ECE yg visit, nak tulis jugak!

CIE Lab I weighs 1 credit hour - and it consists of two subjects:
Data Structure & Multimedia

hence DS Lab only weighs 0.5 credit hour.

yet..
the workload is beyond any 3 credit hour subject!!!


esok kena submit DS Lab so-called mini project which includes: Binary Search Tree, AVL Tree, Heapify, insert & delete node into a tree, perform sort and implement hashing - and those listed does not include all the 'requirements' demanded by the lecturer.

and guess how much time we got?
1 week, to be submitted with a multimedia mini-project (yang buat orang tak tidur dan rupa2nya tak payah submit on that day). and of course there are tonnes of other projects and assignments and quizzes!!

and trust me, i did not procrastinate this time!

so much for a 0.5 ch subject. ugh!!

aktiviti menghilangkan bosan semasa group presentation software engineering projects

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What Do Teachers Make?

What Do Teachers Make? A Profound Answer!

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.

One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"

To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?"

Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, then began...)

"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.

I make a C+ student feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.

You want to know what I make? (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table)

I make kids wonder.
I make them question.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.

I teach them to write and then I make them write.. Keyboarding isn't everything.

I make them read, read, read.

I make them show all their work in math. They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.

I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.

I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.

Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life. (Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)

Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant.

You want to know what I make?


I MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
What do you make Mr. CEO?

His jaw dropped, he went silent.

A profound answer!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

. . .

friday
- decision science midterm
- multimedia lab project submission

saturday
- software engineering project presentation

monday
- ??

tuesday
- data structure lab project submission
- ece lab project presentation

wednesday
- ce big assignment submission
- ce big quiz
- vlsi quiz

of course, with the above-mentioned activities, i could not fly to Beirut even if i really really want to =( even if i could postpone everything to a later date, i wouldn't choose to do that

especially when i cannot predict migraine attacks

Monday, October 19, 2009

:)


this is indeed really true!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

53 hours, and hoping NOT to add to the counting


53 hours
and right now i'm taking caffeine, hoping it'll give me few good hours for me to finish my mini project for software engineering which is to be submitted tomorrow!

luckily this time panadol helped prevent the pain from increasing for a couple of hours, but i dare not take more than 2 tablets. last night i did 'bekam' when i complaint to my mother-in-law about feeling numb at the left side of my face, good that the numbness disappear immediately as blood was pumped towards the my temple. but the headache remains..

sometimes i just wonder when will this end, or reduce- time and pain-wise, or at least when can be as strong as my hubby when he gets his asthma attack. i can only cry when i can't handle it anymore. several times these few days.

i didn't go for my midterm exam for 0.5 credit hour TaeKwon-Do skill class on Friday. it's my only chance of proving to the trainer that i, who practiced TaeKwon-Do since i was 11, don't deserve a B- or worse - which i got last semester, but i just couldn't help it. i could not even stand in the bathroom with lights on.

i've read about some children to suffer headaches since the age of 3 - yes, THREE - because either or both parents suffer from migraines. it's really a horrifying thought and i really really really pray that my kids will never have to go through that. i pray that they'll be healthy!

by the way, Paan and i never had any Java class and we're working on a phone software. didn't make it from scratch, but we're having problems to compile it into .jar format. any help available?? please sms me a.s.a.p.!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

havoc week --> less havoc week

last sunday, i forced myself to stay at home to study for this havoc week, only to find that all my classmates were enjoying attending open houses or resting at home when i give them a call to ask about some things i was stuck at. i ended up playing computer games...

12th oct
- VLSI design quiz
- ECE lab test (30% of that 1 credit hour lab!)

13th oct
- Data Structure lab was cancelled :) yeay!

14th oct
- Communication Engineering assignment submission

15th oct
- Computer Security assignment submission
- midterm for my TKD skills (i'll only be doing the theory part)

16th oct
- quiz for Multimedia lab? Macromedia Flash
- midterm for Decision Science postponed to next week! (it's supposed to be on the 17th but of course i'm attending Auzan's & Kak Nazihah's wedding :) nsyaAllah)

yesterday morning, i woke up with a mild migraine on the left side of my head. alhamdulillah it did not increase (nor decrease..) up until now..

after the tough lab test yesterday, baby & i decided to take a walk to IIUM convest hill. it took us 25 minutes to reach there from kuliyyah of engineering! we just bought a drink and meehoon. the place was still crowded and noisy at 11pm! so we decided to go to the main stairs. BUT baby doesn't want to walk anymore. so we sat somewhere for a while to have a rest, and to our delight the IIUM bus came! :D it's been ages since my first-and-only ride on that bus. so we went on the bus and it's baby's first ride on a bus! hehe.. ^__^

hope everyone will have a nice week!

Friday, October 09, 2009

12 weeks

it's 12 weeks already!!
^__^
subhanallah walhamdulillah wallahuakbar!

yesterday i went for my 2nd antenatal check-up, and the ultrascan was really fun! although i've read quite a lot about pregnancy and look at the pictures of the baby in the tummy in various websites, it's totally a different excitement when i saw my own baby moving about inside my tummy. it's like--- MAGIC!

first the kid was facing downwards, then he turned, facing up and we saw the heartbeat going dup dup dup.. a few seconds later he turned to the side and showed us his tiny little arms and fingers. then he faced down again and... we coudln't get a clear scan picture because he doesn't want to turn again..

actually, we still don't know if he's a HE.. but let's pray for the best!

i can't help smiling everytime i remember about the incident ^__^ it made me remember that it's really a miracle.. and it's really a great blessing from Allah.

smiles ^__^

on the other hand,
i didn't get any advice from the gyn on my migraine T__T didn't expect much in the first place.. but the thought of another migraine attack still scares me when i don't have any idea how to deal with it..

Monday, October 05, 2009

happy birthday to me~ ^__^

happy birthday to me
i was born in the sea
with the seahorse and the sea anemone
and the clownfish is me~~

although it is actually EVERY DAY that we grow older, to me, birthdays are always a great reminder. i receive messages with good and nice wishes, and best of all reminders about my amal and death on this day. i also take the opportunity to spend some cents to send my beloved ones messages of gratitude, thankfulness and apologies.
to me, it's not just another day, but a day to be 'USED' wisely and reflect upon what i have done for the past years i've been on this earth.

some may not agree, but please don't bother lecturing me at the comments section :P

my first birthday with my significant other ^__^

activity-wise, today is just another day. i actually plan to spend today studying for my Data Structure Lab tomorrow and also complete 3 assignments which i have been delaying since last week -__-" NOT a good thing but believe me, each time i take a glance - not even a close look! - at the Computer Security textbook copy (it was passed down from my seniors ok) i feel like vomitting.. hey, even non-pregnant women can feel like that after getting so tired of reading the textbook. and yes, it's a reading, understanding and memorizing subject.

hmm.. why am i babbling about my studies today...
anyways...

this is me with Ibrahim my youngest brother.

he turned 2 yesterday - 4th October.
two years ago when my step-mom went into the labour room, i received an sms while i was in the engineering workshop and i replied "nooo!! wait for tomorrow!" coz my birthday is on the 5th. but you know, people say it doesn't take long hours in the labour room if it's the 5th child. so Ibrahim was borned on the 4th of October.

close-up pic of my birthday cake.

it's a carrot cake with walnuts and raisins! my favourite since i was a kid.
i really appreciate this especially when it's not easy to find very nice carrot cakes and when chocolates are migraine triggers for you. thanks so much Auntie Mimi! everyone said the cake is super-delicious!

what's with the candles? it's a controversial issue and i'm not going to talk about it here. to my family, it's just for the fun of getting the kids to blow them. really, it's fun when you look at the ways they try to blow off the candles ^__^

HAVE A NICE DAY EVERYONE!