Thursday, August 27, 2009

Trying

Well, I'll be leaving tomorrow, early!

And I'm still partially traumatised by that delayed flight. Papa said that they don't have money for maintenance. That creeps me out even more.

A summary of this holiday is that I've watched a lot more TV than I ever did in previous holidays.

I watched Yes!man, Get Smart and Juno. Some of Pixar's animation on Disney Channel. (c'mon, laugh!)

I got my work done, yay me! Only add maths is left, which I will dutifully finish it after this post.

My house smells like a bakery. First it was the lasagne, and then the cupcakes.

I drove a car for the first time and I wasn't good at it.

My pendrive buat hal lagi and I can't watch anything on Youtube, which is good, because it keeps me off the computer temporarily.

My ipod is now being used, but the music consists of Foreigner, The Eagles, The Police, Ebiet G. Ade and one Nelly Furtado track, which was from Pa's laptop. You know how melecehkan it is with the itunes?

and Pa got me a new Lumix, but I'm not bringing it to school, it's too precious, maybe after Raya when I've found it a suitable shock-absorbing casing (you know what happened to my Kodak).

I'll be going to school and waking up to go to the masjid before the azan, have tarawikh prayers, having the last ever meeting with Redaksi SEMASA (yes! I'm officially retiring), facing the results of the previous trial and another one coming up.



err


I can't wait?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Alphanz and The Dab



The title does not refer to a new indie band name, for that matter!

It was the Alpha Sivic Project: Collaboration with SMK Dabong.

This picture was edited by Mat Luq.

I don't really have the mood to elaborate long since my posts nowadays are very short.
The thing is, I never actually imagined it was....... fun?
But, on the first day, Cikgu Razuki got so excited to show us around, after Asar prayers they were all on a rush and they accidentally left me at the Dabong asrama. I was pissed obviously and I missed out on Gua Ikan and durian fest, but I didn't stick up being a sour puss throughoutla, I tried to be happy.. and it turned out alright. there were lots of other fun stuff there.
For instance, we got to see the Gunung Stong Waterfall. played in the stream with cikgu rodziah and cikgu mazinah
Oh, and I did a blood glucose level test with a glucometer! and I also found out that my blood type is AB.
and all of us totally pigged out on durians for three whole days. I don't know how many times I danced the chicken dance for the three days
For the performance night, the boys: Izzat, Ise, Hakim, Nije and Mat Rong danced to 'One Love'. How cool is that?
Oh yeah, and the girls did the Malay version of Purest of Pain, and I did a completely impromptu rendition of Jonas Brothers' Burning Up, which, I swear i wouldn't pull off a stunt like that ever again.
You know why the name Alphanz came about?
Basically it was to remind us of what our class was before this: kelas kipas!
Hence, alpha-fans or Alphanz. It was Muja's idea.
I mean, I couldn't imagine that hanging out with the people of kelas kipas could actually be so much fun.

Well, it was one of the few good memories that was left for the final year.




getting ready to go


my group picture: Revolusi. Me, Hisyam and Amer were the facilitators


me and amsyar, the group leader


closing ceremony


so long, Dabong


The Alphanz 0509

here's the vid where the boys danced:


Well, from my experience there, I've raised a question.
"Just because you're not 'smart' enough, are you supposed to be denied of a good education?"
One of the students at SMK Dabong said that their teacher didn't even finish the syllabus for Additional Mathematics.
Can you imagine that?
Even for those students who finished their syllabus, yes, us from the SBP, still can't manage to answer very well, but what about those students who do not even finish their syllabus?
What do you expect them to answer?
That's like denying them the chance to even attempt the question, and to me, that's unfair.
Call me ungrateful, but some of those teachers should be sent there.
I mean, yeah, I understand, who wouldn't want to teach the 'brighter' kids compared to the 'underperforming' ones?
But, surely, life is never fair.
And this brings us to the question of: Restu Cikgu
(I try not to remember the conterversial English Week, for that matter, but the issue is actually deeper than that, but let's just keep it at that, eh?)
har har, but actually that topic is totally unrelated, but I've been itching to post about that. maybe later. It's a bit too sensitive, if you know what I mean.
The dawn of the new age has always been a sensitive issue.
ok, whatever.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Of Ramadan, Books and Lasagne

Okay, my fingers were itching for the keyboard, although I've accidentally cut one of it when I was cutting the carrots for the lasagne. Well, I can't call myself a cook compared to my chef of a sister.

we made two, one round one and one square one. This is the end product:




It was her idea to make the lasagne, but we all chiped in to get it done. This was before it was cooked. Cheese wonderland:



Yesterday, I went to MPH to spend my 300-worth vouchers. It turned out that my enthusiasm just died because not many of the titles actually made my mouth water, so I let my sis do her choosing. She chose a Stephen King 'Just After Sunset' and Jodi Picoult's 'Handle With Care.' Stephen King's was mildly crude in language, whereas Jodi Picoult's was a tad bit, well, I can't find the adjective for it, but all the same brilliant.

Seriously, I knew what was coming, it was the same 'My Sister's Keeper' formula with the medical lawsuit and family crisis, but I can't bring myself steady to face such compelling story-telling, and it left me feeling blown-away? Now that's exaggerating, but it was. I spent the whole day today just reading that book, and now have a headache for lying in bed all day.

On the night of first Ramadan, we went to Sushi King:



this is the total of dishes of sushi that both my Papa and I ate:





this was all taken with my new Lumix =)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Car

Today was my first practical driving lesson. I did fine at first, but as time pass, I got worse. My God, I can't do the corners and sterring control was very difficult and I hate the clutch. I kept hitting the curb and stalling the engine. I just wonder if I could ever drive...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Much Ado About Nothing Really

I won't be blogging for a while after this. I want to blog so much on SOOOOOO many things..on H1N1 quarantine (yes! FARIS was 'infected')... DABONG....( I just got the pics, but I don't know if they 'survived')...and I' d want to put some pictures in my new flickr and videos from dabong on my new youtube account..well, yeah, but my mood was spoiled..anyway, I've got tons of work to do and lots to study for..



TAK LAMA DAH NAK SPM..tp lambat lg nak keluar sekolah!!!






and I come to wonder...will I get out of school with a smile on my face and my head held high.....
or with tears streaming down my cheeks?





but still..I can't wait..














( tp...perrhhh..plkn plak yg menuggu..)


okaylah...dh bnyk duk bsedih-sedih ni.. sbnrnye nk release stress je, tp maybe ade yang membaca tu rasa stress kut baca post camni.. tak boleh stress sokmo


"senyum"

=)


kpd kawan-kawanku yang bakal menghadapi SPM,


GOOD LUCK SEMUA!


oh, and do drop by my new flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41004792@N07/

and to fellow muslims, SELAMAT BERPUASA

till next time, SALAM..

Close Call

I was ALMOST stranded in the Kelantan airport yesterday, thank God I made it back by two a.m. you can imagine how groggy I was! The flight was supposed to be at 4.35 p.m. but the engines had problem, so Izzat, Nafis and Faiz made it back earlier than I did. Oh well, another busy holiday for me. my pendrive has once again gone cuckoo, so I can't upload any videos or photos..gone with the wind, no need to elaborate much on the sadness that I feel. After what happened, I don't feel like touching the computer anymore. Just so you know, my account freeze for friendster and facebook starts today.

Saturday, August 01, 2009