happy birthday mimie!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Happy Birthday! belated, i mean. my friend Mimie celebrated her 19th birthday on the 25th July. we spend almost 12 hours celebrating her birthday in Ipoh. we depart from UTP at about 11.45am and arrived in Ipoh Parade about 40 min after. as soon as we arrived there, we ate our lunch. I had nasi ayam which is quite okay. i even got myself 2 PS2 games: God of Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero II which will accompany my Guitar Hero III and Guitar Hero Aerosmith. can't wait to play.

we talk, walk, shop and at about 6pm, we went to Jaya Jusco. we ordered pizza and ate Mimie's birthday cake that Ila bought. after eating, again, we did some shopping. then, we went bowling at JJ's rooftop.

my amigos

Mimie had won the game with me being last. LAST?? haha. I had a very nice day. we went back home at about 12 something. thanks everyone for the wonderful time. ::smilling:: by the way, "wani, aku cilok gambaq ang tau.. thanks"

i'm gonna miss you!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm busy packing my bags to go back to utp. the new semester will start next week. new semester, new life, same me. there's a lot of things and people that I'm gonna miss when I'm there.

  1. Abah & Mama (and their nags too ::smiling::)
  2. adik-adik (and how they make my head spins each time they quarrel)
  3. Queensbay Mall
  4. waking up late
  5. Mama's cooking and food that's always there when I need them.
  6. full line on my Maxis (seriously, I'm lucky even to have a bar in my room in utp)
  7. tv & astro
  8. going to pasar malam on Monday
  9. hot bath
  10. weekend movies with adik-adik
  11. going for shopping therapy with Mama
  12. PS2 and the ever popular Guitar Hero
  13. browsing books in Qb Borders
  14. waking my adik-adik late at night and ask them to take a bath (they always fall asleep early without taking their bath, and end up mumbling while bathing. ::laughing::)
  15. Yaya's painfull screams
and the list goes on....

basically, I'm gonna miss everything. as well as this beautiful island called Penang!

my own bookmark!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I like reading novels but never had a bookmark. I used either my phone strap, a bus ticket, or anything possible as my bookmark. one day when I was reading in my mom's room, she said "macam mana baca buku takde bookmark?" ("how can you read a book without bookmark?"). so, she gave me one. but then, I made one using a price tag of a t-shirt I bought during my trip to UK.

nice right? I love Manchester United so much! I love this bookmark too! it's great tht I can bind my passions together. reading + manchester united. nobody thought they had anything in common. ::smilling::

Fast 2 Fund Campaign!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

lets us together fast and fund to help our Muslim brothers and sisters in Palestin. along the way, we could also do more 'ibadah' to Allah S.W.T. to those with flabby arms and tummy, you could also loose some weight. ::opps!! that might be me:: for more info on the campaign, please log on to http://fast2fund.blogspot.com/. do give support ya.

Ayat-Ayat Cinta (Verses of Love)

Monday, July 14, 2008

i've just finished watching ayat-ayat cinta. a film adapted from a novel of the same title written by Habiburrahman El Shirazy. the novel portrayed the beautifulness of Islam and act as a medium of dakwah (spreading the religion) especially towards youngsters.

Fahri Abdillah (Fedi Nuril) is a student in Al-Azhar University in Egypt. he is an intelligent student who have targets in life. he strived towards his targets and gets most of it except for one. it is the target for marriage. as an obedient Muslim, he didn't mingle around with women for no reason thus have no experience in love. the only women close to him is his mother.

life started to change in Egypt when he suddenly found himself surrounded by four beautiful women who all have the heart for him. Maria Girgis (Carissa Putri), a Coptic-Christian neighbour has been friendly to Fahri and his friends since their time in Egypt. Maria was different than any other Christians. she was very attracted to the Holy Quran and even memorized it. when she was in coma, Fahri found out through her diary that she was in love with him. Fahri loved her as a friend but was not sure if it is more than that.

Nurul (Melanie Putria), also a student from Al-Azhar was also in love with Fahri. she wrote a letter to Fahri telling him about her feelings but was turned down by Fahri who have no feelings for her. Noura (Zaskia Adya Mecca) is another character in this story. she is an abused Egyptian neighbour. Fahri always stand up for her and sympathized her. at the same time, she silently developed a romantic feeling for him which later leads to a false accusation of rape.

when Fahri was on the metro one day, a narrow-minded Muslim ran amok when a Muslimah wearing fully covered hijab gave up her seat for an American. the man was angry towards Americans because of what their oppression towards Muslims in Palestin, Afghanistan and a few more places. the lady argued with the man until she was nearly hit by him. Fahri defended the lady and talked the man to his senses. when he saw her eyes, he immediately fall for her. she fall for him too. She is Aisha (Rianti Cartwright), a German Turkish studying in Cairo. I praise Rianti Cartwright for being able to show her emotions through only her eyes which is very hard to do.

who among these four will Fahri choose? this movie shows love the Islamic way, and how far someone would sacrifice. the movie deserve thumbs-up. I might even want to read the novel after this. one important message that I got from the movie was "Allah S.W.T will never give obstacles to someone more than what that person can endure."


Friday, July 11, 2008

today, is an important date for all UTPians. it is the day that will determine wheter your money stays or go. it is the day that the EXAMINATION RESULT come out!

I am not those who wake up very early in the morning, but somehow, i woke up early today. the result will come out at 10.00 am. I still have a few hours. I open the website to check but the result is not there yet. so I lay back on my bed. I can't sleep. I watch tv and wait with butterflies flying in my tummy.

very curious to know my result, at about 9.30 am I check the site again. it's up! the results are already up! key in my id and everything, closed my eyes while slowly scrolling the page. and phew! thanks to Allah S.W.T, I got an ok result. not a 4 flat but hey, it's an improvement. thanks to those who had supported me, my mom and dad for their endless prayers, my grandparents, as well as all my teachers and friends. I'll keep up the good work. Insyaallah.

Chasing Harry Winston

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I've just bought Chasing Harry Winston. it is the third novel written by bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger. this novel had some bad review commenting that this is not one of the best Lauren Weisberger's work. it is said to be a bit similar to Sex and The City. despite all that, I'm still gonna give a try. I'll give my review when I finished reading it.

truly ridiculous!

tguess what? after that tiring trip to utp, I'm now back home. unbelievable right? I thought I'm gonna stay for at least a week. but I only stayed for 2 days. it turns out that there's only a photography session and a familly day trip to Zoo Taiping and another family day trip to somewhere else. that's all. haih. I stayed in my room doing nothing. all my friends are busy with meetings but i have nothing to do. haih. after settling some things, i decided to go back. so, i'm home! yeay!

p/s: result for january 08 semester is coming out this friday. hopefully I can excell. pray for me k.


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

fuhh. finally, I managed to get into my lovely room in utp. what a journey! I started my journey from home at about 1.50pm yesterday with mama driving me to the bus terminal. after taking the plate number of the bus, waiting for the driver and everything, I get into the bus and it depart at about 2.20pm. the journey was smooth despite the heavy rain. the bus arrived on time at about 4.30pm.

I get down from the bas at Bangunan Tajuddin Ali and managed to get the 5pm ticket to utp. as usual, I need to stand the humidity and warmness in the bus as it has no aircond. only open air. yeay to open air for keeping me alive!

Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal

I arrived in front of utp at about 5.40pm. I got down the bus with a familiar face. it was Hui Ping, a facilitator during my orientation. he was with me since the first bus from Penang without both of us realizing it. I called a friend to pick me up at the gate but there is no coverage from the other line. ::stupid phone coverage:: so, hui ping and I decided to walk, really hoping that someone would pick us up on the way.

unfortunately for us, no one stopped. we drag our heavy bags all through the 2.5km walk to v5. what an exercise. I can assure you that I loose some weight. then, i went to my house and it's lock! and the rc is closed already! where am I going to sleep tonight??

ahah!Sab. I called her but she didn't answer. so, in front of her room. I waited for quite some time untill Cheah came and told me that Sab have move to a room upstairs. haih. I stayed in her room with her roommate Zura. to Zura and Sab "thanks sbb menumpangkn aku smalam. klau bukan sebab korg, mesti aku dh kena tido dlm ujan kan? pdn muka aku. haha"

my bad luck goes on when Sab and I went to find something to eat. it was raining badly and cafe v5 only sells nasi goreng and western. haih. we wanted something else so we walk trough the rain with our umbrella to find out that all other cafes were closed. at last, we ate nasi goreng at v5. n now, i'm very happy to be in my room. tq!

don't want to go back yet!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

tomorrow i'll be going back to utp again. few weeks earlier than others. got some work to do. argghh. so not in the mood to go back. I'm still in the holiday mood. but what to do. I have commitments. hope my journey runs smoothly tomorrow. it'll surely be painstaking. the bus, the walking, the weather, the heavy bags. when will I be able to drive there? huh. gonna miss my family. ::sad::