7/30/2009 07:00:00 AM
By: Muaz Nabil
salam sejahtera kepada semua,
Talaal Badru Alayna - Yusuf Islam
this morning i am so hungy. very very hungry. The evident that my stomach is starting to beg for food is the sound that it starts to produce. i haven't eat any rice for the past 2 days. luckily the morning before i departed, Mak Lang Solehah brought me some nasi lemak. Mama cooked my favorite meal, fried noodle! yeeeha. i'm not sure is she really knew it or it was just a coincidence. :D
it is 2pm on July 3oth now in Langgar but i am somehow in other places, 7 hours behind.
i'm still waiting for the recheck result. the officer at the exam office reply my email yesterday saying that it'll come out at the end of the month. on the other hand, some of my friend already got theirs although not for all subject. Maybe they revised the BED paper first i guess.
Seriously, the result of the exam for last semester really give me a good blow on the head to wake me up from a long dream. That's how people learn anyway. Work harder for me after this means no more games (DOTA or PES alike), less FB and more READING!
I got a chance again to spend summer in Dublin although it is not really summer here i think. i was quite cold when i arrived yesterday. The pilot said that it was 12 degree Celsius which for me feels like being in a room with air conditioning on at 18 degree Celsius. last year, i also missed the peak summer in Dublin because i was traveling at that time and this year, it was because i was spending my holiday in Malaysia which was much better than traveling across europe.
Although the holiday is still running, the need for study is a necessity. Doesn't matter how much study that you do, but i think this is very important so that you do not start slow when the actual time comes. As for me, focusing on a module also quite hard at the moment since the mood for holiday is still high. nevertheless, i will force myself to do whatever i can to start studying again.
Last but not least, congratulation to one of my best friend, Mohd Hilmi bin Noh for getting married last week on the 25th July 2009. I wish you and Nadz will have a great future waiting for both of u and be blessed always. Anyhow, my apology to Hilmi coz i can't attend the function at your house as promised. we only plan but HE is the best of all planner. InsyaAllah my parents will be there. To others like Hanif and Wawa, Imam and >>>>> , also Amir Ridhwan and Mardiana and a few more which i was informed about the engagement, Happy Engagement to you guys. May Allah bless you all with a better future.
Lastly, back to the first paragraph, i need food!!!! wish i still can eat nasik lemak and roti canai for my breakfast ^^
7/12/2009 03:08:00 PM
By: Muaz Nabil
Alhamdulillah, dua tiga hari lepas, saya telah dikurniakan kesempatan untuk bertandang ke pulau Langkawi setelah sekian lama tidak bertandang ke sana. Saya dan lagi 3 orang rakan bertolak dari jeti Kuala Kedah. Yunus dan Adeen yang keduanya dari negeri Johor dan Kelantan tiba sehari lebih awal telah menetap di rumah Izzat pada malam sebelumnya. Pagi itu, mereka telah datang ke rumah saya dan kami bertiga bertolak bersama-sama ke Pulau Langkawi.
Lebih kurang jam 11.30 kami tiba di sana dan setelah selesai urusan menyewa kereta, saya memandu menuju ke Pantai Chenang. Kami menetap di Langgura (bunyi macam Langgar, tempat asal saya) Baron Reason, tidak jauh dari Aseania Hotel Langkawi. Setelah puas mengganggu ketenteraman kakak penjaga kaunter tu makan tengah hari, kami pun memilih untuk menetap di bili 116. Harga untuk semalam sangat berpatutan dengan 2 katil queen size, penyaman udara, sebuah tv, bilik mandi dilengkapi tub dan lain-lain lagi. Cuma satu sahaja yang kurangnya iaitu walaupun terletak di tepi pantai, satu deretan chalet lain telah dibina baru-baru ini betul-betul di hadapan pintu kami dan ianya telah mengahalang pemandangan pantai dan angin laut masuk ke bilik. Petang itu, kami cuma melawat beberapa pusat kraftangan yang terdapat di sekitar kawasan tersebut. Antara yang saya masih ingat ialah pusat mencanting batik dan juga sebuah kedai dengan nama something banana. Selain saudara Izzat yang memilih untuk membeli sebentuk cincin, kami bertiga cuma membeli cenderamata untuk diri sendiri sahaja.
Selepas puas melawat pusat kraftangan, kami terus menuju ke Pantai Tanjung Rhu. Cadangan awal untuk mandi laut hanya tinggal cadangan lantaran air surut petang. Sebaliknya, kami cuma menghabiskan masa berbual dengan penduduk tempatan yang datang berpesta mencari siput. Menurut salah seorang dari mereka, kebiasaanya bila air surut, ramai penduduk akan datang untuk mencari siput, menjala ikan dan aktivit-aktiviti lain yang boleh dilakukan di kawasan air surut kerana peluang untuk mencari siput hingga ke tengah laut cuma boleh didapati pada masa ini sahaja. Walau bagaimanapun, saya telah menggunakan kesempatan ini untuk meredah air separas paha untuk ke beting pasir yang terletak kira-kira 15 meter dari pantai. Sebuah pengalaman yang saya kira cukup memuaskan kerana belum pernah saya lakukan sebelum ini. Tambahan pula, bukan selalu dapat melihat beting pasir tiba-tiba muncul di tengah-tengah laut yang selama ini dirasakan cukup dalam. ^^
Dalam pada kegairahan untuk bergembira, suatu tragedi telah berlaku apabila tiba-tiba saya sedari kunci kereta sewa telah hilang. Syukur apabila akhirnya kami dapat menjumpai kunci tersebut yang sebenarnya jatuh di kawasan saya menyalin baju di tepi pantai tersebut sebelum meredah air tadi. Lalai betul saya ni! Lebih kurang jam 6.30 petang, kami menuju ke kawasan Kuah. Sebelum sampai di Kuah, kami telah singgah sebentar di Idaman Suri untuk membeli belah. Ringkas dan cepat. Itulah yang saya dapat rumuskan apabila 4 orang anak muda lelaki membeli belah. haha. Usai solat maghrib, kami habiskan masa menjamu steamboat. hampir dua jam kami berada di kedai makan tersebut sebelum berjaya habiskan 95% daripada makanan yang dipesan. Lebihnya dibungkus. Namun sayang kerana keesokan harinya, semua makanan yang dibungkus telah basi. Bukan rezeki kami barangkali.
Pagi hari kedua di Langkawi kami habiskan dengan bermandi manda di pantai hingga jam 11 pagi. Kami turut menyewa dua buah kayak dan kami gunakan untuk berkayak hingga ke pulau berdekatan. Pulau yang kami darati begitu cantik dan unik. Bayangkan pantai yang hampir 70% dilitupi kulit-kulit siput. bukan seperti pantai-pantai biasa. Ada sedikit terumbu karang kecil di persisiran pantai tersebut dan airnya juga sangat jernih. Dalam kesusahan berkayak, pengalaman hampir 30 minit di pulau tersebut begitu mengubati kesakitan. Selesai berkayak, caanganya kami ingin mencuba banana boat, namun disebabkan bayaran yang agak mahal, kami hanya teruskan dengan acara mandi manda di laut sahaja. Dalam sedang kami menikmati keseronokan, seorang pelancong telah terjatuh dari pokok setelah payung sukan luncur udaranya tersangkut ketika mendarat. Syukur dia hanya mengalami kecederaan ringan barangkali. Tiada bloody scene. Mungkin patah atau retak saya kira. Setelah berbual dengan beberapa orang pengunjung dan penduduk di situ, kami dapati memang rekod kedai sewa sukan luncur udara itu kurang baik. Hampir setiap hari menurut mereka, ada sahaja kecelakaan yang berlaku. Samada serius ataupun tidak sahaja.
Petang itu setelah selesai solat jumaat, kami ke Kereta Kabel Langkawi dan Pantai Pasir terkorak hinggalah ke kawasan Teluk Datai sebelum pulang semula ke kawasan pantai chenang. Namun kami begitu bertuah kerana dapat menikmati sunset di Pantai Tengah. Subhanallah. Cantik sungguh...Malamnya pula kami cuma keluar untuk menikmati makan malam di kawasan sekitar Pantai Chenang. Restoran di belakang Sandy Beach Resort telah menjadi pilihan. Makanannya juga boleh tahan. Harganya pula saya kira berpatutan untuk para pelancong asing, tetapi tidak kepada penduduk tempatan :D
Berjalan pulang di tepi pantai pada malam gelap ditemani bintang-bintang di langit begitu menakjubkan. Jarang berpeluang begini. Tambahan pula, saya telah terserempak dengan sepupu saya yang kebetulan datang bersama rakan-rakannya untuk turut menikmati kawasan malam di pantai barangkali. Terasa kecil dunia ini apabila berjumpa begitu tanpa dirancang. ^^
Hari terakhir di pulau langkawi ternyata tidak merugikan. Pakej Island hopping yang cuma 35 ringgit ternyata berbaloi. Menaiki bot laju ke Pulau Dayang Bunting, Pulau Beras Basah dan juga memberi makan kepada burung helang memang meyeronokkan. Tambahan pula, abang pembawa bot telah menunjukkan kebolehan luar biasa dalam memandu bot laju tersebut. Maneuver yang dilakukkannya begitu mengujakan dan mengecutkan perut. Apapun saya sangat menikmati pemanduannya. Pertama kali saya sampai di Pulau dayang bunting, tentunya saya tak lepaskan peluang untuk mandi di tasik yang terdapat di pulau tersebut. Sayangnya, cuma saya seorang yang mandi. Jadi saya berasa kurang selesa kerana sedar akan kelemahan diri ini yang tidak berapa pandai berenang. walaupun saya memilih untuk menyewa pelampung keselamatan untuk mandi, saya cuma bermain di gigi pelantar sahaja. Pengalaman di pulau beras basah lebih menarik saya kira. Hampir satu jam kami mandi di persisiran laut yang begitu mengujakan warnanya. Jernih dan terpelihara. Selesai semua aktiviti island hopping, kami bergegas pulang ke chalet untuk berkemas-kemas.
Pemergian kami ke Jeti Kuah ditemani hujan lebat yang datangnya sejak pagi tadi. Bertuah kami apabila melakukan aktiviti Island hopping, hujannya berselang seli dengan cuaca cerah, tidak seperti perjalanan pulang ke Jeti Kuah. Jam 3.30 petang, kami mengucapkan selamat tinggal kepada Pulau Langkawi yang telah meninggalkan seribu satu kenangan dalam diari hidup ini. Mungkin suatu hari nanti, saya akan kembali lagi menikmati percutian di pulau lagenda ini.
1. Maaf jika entry di atas macam karangan kanak-kanak. lama sungguh tidak menulis dengan gaya bahasa melayu SPM.
2.Entry ditulis dalam bahasa melayu sempena menyambut baik keputusan kerajaan mengembalikan pengajaran sains dan matematik dalam bahasa melayu. ^^
7/05/2009 04:41:00 PM
By: Muaz Nabil
Now is 11.42 pm. i just finished the last bit of fried noodle that i bought half an hour ago. it is very rare for me to go out at this hour just to find food in Malaysia which is very different compared to me in Dublin. However since more mamak's stall open at night, the chances to get much more variety of food is very good here. Over there, maybe only RICO's and Kebabish in Dublin that still operate at this hour i think. maybe FFC (KFC-like restaurant) is somehow available too.
Anyway, lets get to the business. the entry for today is about the motivational camp that i became a facilitator last weeks. Alhamdulillah, praise to Allah SWT as the camp went according to the plan with a bit of small problem here and there. most usually due to computer and mic problems. Technical stuff. the camp took place for 2 consecutive days. the former was for fifth former and the later was meant for form 3 student. I put my best effort to ensure that i deliver my very best and hope that the students will benefit if not much, maybe a bit from the whole lot that i shared with them.
This was actually my 3rd time becoming a facilitator for a motivational camp. the first was during the holiday after SPM which some of my friend from SMKAK invited me to help them handing the introductory camp for form 1 student somewhere in Yan, Kedah. The second was when i joined Farizul, Izzat and Kabi and many more doing a program with SAINA student. now, after years, i joined this latest event. Aimie told me about this camp months ago while it was still in the planning stage. However, i think everything was a bit easier this time since Aimie and others handled the same thing last year over there too.
Izzat and I arrive a day earlier as we had some briefing to listen to at Aimie's place. There, i got to meet new friends. Some girls whom according aimie that he also knew them through the same thing. Handling program for students a few years back. Among them that i still remember are Syazwani, Najah, Farra, Kak Tiqah, Wan, the twin Suraya and Suriati and a few more whom i already forgot their name since our 2 days handling the program was very short and compact. we didn't really had a chance to get to know each other better unfortunately. Maybe later on using FB or FS, we can get to know each other better. :) There were almost 20 of us but only 5 guys. Me, Moke, Aimie, Izzat and Cha-In. During the briefing session at Aimie's house, we were told that we need to handle some kind of treasure hunt game. At each check point, each of us will ask question base on the subject taught at school. so we had to revise the stuff that most of us already left for about 5 years (the form 4 stuffs). :p It was very interesting to see Moke and Suraya (i think coz i always confuse her with her twin) trying their best to understand maths which both had put aside for some times. Suraya (if i get her right) is a law student in UIA and Moke is a medic student. Luckily Najah was there to guide them. FYI, Najah is a master student in UKM. The best of all is she is only 23 years old! what an achievement. The rest of us didn't seem to have any problem except we just need to focus on a specific topic that we picked.
the day that we need to deliver arrived. It started with some speech from the Penolong Kanan Pentadbiran before we introduce ourselves to the students. Later, Aimie gave a very inspiring speech. TBH, this is my first time i see him giving a speech and surely he got a character of a motivational speaker. Just like his dad who gave me and Jat (Izzat) some advise the day we had a meeting at his house. after a morning break, it was my turn to share my experience with the students. that was my first time holding the mic for more than half and hour after years! Literally! at first i was kind of shaking but as the time pass by, i just imagine myself telling some stories to them which was quite true since i just share my experiences living in oversea. During the QA session, the students were a bit shy to ask so most of the question came to us in a written form. it ranges from the various topic about study and loves which i had managed to answer some of them.
after the midday break, we had the treasure hunt game before the LDK session at the last hour of the day.
after the program ended on the first day, we headed back to our accommodation place and after at about 645pm, headed to Kuala Perlis to have our dinner. It was so nice that we managed to enjoy our ikan bakar and a few other cuisines which is very popular at Kuala perlis. Everyone enjoyed their time over there i think since that night, we slept very well. too tired and too full too maybe. :P
There was also no big different in the schedule for the last day except that we had a shorter motivational talk by Aimie and the audience this time were form 3 student which expected to have their PMR exam in about 98 days. however, it was clearly that the form 3 student were more shy compared to form 5 student. they were less cooperative coz they were too shy i guess. Instead of having treasure hunt game after the lunch break, we had a maths and english game in the hall. The focus this time was to encourage them to work harder for their PMR exam. Since the school itself always had a good reputation in the PMR exam, i strongly believe that more than half of form 3 student can get straight A's. last year alone, 78 student got 8 A's in PMR! that was just a bit less than half of form 3 student. Maybe one day, those student will be like Aimie, coming back ti the school and contribute back to the society.
So...there goes my story. My experience becoming a facilitator after a few years. All i wanted to say is that every experience worth more than money can pay. It helps you in many way to develop skills that you yourself was not aware of including talking to girls if u want. :P These skills makes you a better person and are very useful at some stage in your life. Besides, all i hope is that the student will benefit from our short presence in their diary of life. May Allah help them in their journey and ease their problems (exam etc). Abang Muaz (*blusing*) strongly believe that you guys can do it. Take Abang Aimie's point during the talk and Abang believe that if you guys apply it, you will succeed insyaAllah. Lift the mind limitation, aim high, read and drill! InsyaAllah you guys can do it! Good luck guys...
p/s: InsyaAllah if everything is good, i'll be back next year. till then, pray hard and work smart. Wassalam.
7/02/2009 04:08:00 AM
By: Muaz Nabil
Honestly i don't care if this blog is a bit or maybe very boring to certain people as they need to read a very long entry which doesn't really say about anything useful because it was just me writing stuff that i feel like writing and sharing at that time. Somehow along the way, the contents of this blog change to be personal stuffs, my view on certain issues, recipe and also thing which was posted without really thinking a lot. It make me smile when i go through every entry that i posted since most of them are written base on my mood at that moment especially the one that i tried to play with words and create my very own poem. :p only a few entry were posted to promote events etc.
now, it is already at it's 100th post. at this moment, my mood is not that good considering the amount of study that i need to do during this holiday. T_T However I will never going to give up because after all, it is my decision. no matter how big is the wall in front of me, i will do my best to climb and get the best of it. In addition, after I listened to some inspirational talk by my very own friend, Mr. Aimie during a camp at SMK Derma last few days, I feel as if i got a new energy to start fresh. YES human do need to rely only to ALLAH at any condition including when craving for motivation, but sometimes, reminder from people who is close to u make u realize that it has been a while since u last been given a motivation and it does helps. Believe me!
Anyway, now i need to start studying again and hope that i can perform better when the time comes. As we only plan and work our plan out, everything else is from HIM. So let us all pray that we always get a blessing from HIM in every action of ours. May we not led astray and get the success in this world and the in the hereafter.
p/s: i'll write more on the camp at SMK Derma later. my 3rd time becoming a facilitator. Memory last forever and u can never buy them with money.