Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

In about another 3 days, we are going to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri! I would like to wish all of you Selamat Hari Raya. please forgive me of all the wrong doings I've done. if any of my postings in my blog hurt anyone in anyway, do forgive me. I hope Aidilfitri this year is more meaningful to all of you. Selamat Hari Raya! Yeay!! ::feeling anticipated::

Kampung Jelempuk: where skies are green [Part 2]

Monday, September 22, 2008

I know, I know. I took a very long time to continue this post. I'm sorry. let's continue. later that night, my foster family took us to Kuala Perlis. we ate laksa for the second time that night! previously we ate a bowl (two bowls for me) at Mak Su's house. I was really full that night. After eating, they drove us around Kangar to see the city at night. Even though the city is small, it is still beautiful.

the next day, we woke up late (again! huhu) the whole day was filled in school. a lot of activities were done and all of them were interesting. the activities ended at around 3.30pm. all of us are really tired. Weird coz the kids doesn't seem to be that tired at all. we are suppose to have 'gotong-royong' to clean the village but there was heavy rain that evening. so, everything was canceled and all of us had our beauty sleep.

the family during closing ceremony

at about 7.00pm, we went to the mosque. there was a large break fast event. three of us went there with our foster father, angah and nadira. the food was nice but it wasn't as grand as I expected. the next day was our last day there. we went to the school for the closing ceremony. before the closing ceremony, we had sharing sessions with the kids. we shared our stories, and listen to theirs too. these kids have bright futures if the followed the correct way. I was very glad to be able to know them.

during break fast

back when I'm in SGGS, I remembered doing activities like this. but this time it's different. I noticed that village kids and city kids are different. when asked about ambitions, most of the village kids will answer either teacher or soldier. not city kids, they'll answer doctor, architect or some other jobs that the village kids may not even have heard of. why? i don't know why. but something should be done here.

the primary school crew

okay. I should continue. at about 3.30pm, we went to the mosque for the closing ceremony. our foster family had to give us up but our bonding stays. after the closing ceremony ends, we went to ayamas near Kangar. they wanted to buy us some food for break fast. after buying the food, they sent us back to the mosque. hajar, dkny and I started to feel sad to leave them.

buying 'ayam' in ayamas

even though we only knew each other for only 4 days, we really felt like a family. we got onto the bus but came down again because 'adik' was crying. we came down and gave them our tags so that they could remember us. at about 6.00pm, the bus drove off. we stop at RNR Gurun to break our fast and arrived in UTP at about 12.00am. Recmo was the best. I learned a lot and gained a lot. like what a friend of mine would say "Recmo VII terbaek!!".

Kampung Jelempuk: where skies are green [Part 1]

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I just had to share this experience I had while being in Kampung Jelempuk. I was there from 11th to 14th September. I was there for RECMO, an event that I have been pain stackingly working on this semester. but I have to tell u that every drop of my sweat for RECMO was worth it.

we started our journey early in the morning on the 11th. I went with Anis, who went with Dkny and Ielah to v2. there, we carried boxes of heavy stuffs and hampers and put it in the bus. at about 10.30am, all the stuffs were in the bus, and everyone was there, so we depart. I spent the whole journey sleeping as I have only little sleep the night before. At about 3.00pm, we arrived at Masjid Kampung Jelempuk. The villagers are already there waiting for us.

the PNPs

the adopting ceremony began there. every family participating get two to three foster sons or daughters. name was called one by one and I was nervous waiting for my name to be called. after some time, my name was called. I'm adopted by Norshah & Nasirah family (which was interesting cause my Mama's name is Nazirah which is near to Nasirah) together with Dkny and KakHajar. we took some pictures then headed home.

us with our 'adik' Nasuha

their house was nice and cosy and I was comfortable there. my foster parents are friendly as well as their children except for Angah who appears to be a bit shy. my foster mother later on brought us to visit their families who are living nearby. she and our foster father also brought us to pasar malam in Pauh to buy some food for 'berbuka'. they also brought along their two daughters, Nadhira and the cute Nasuha.

the next day, I and Dkny woke up late. KakHajar was late too but she had something else to do. we actually need to go to the 'balai raya' that morning to help in carrying stuff and giving out 'pelita'. when we arrived there, almost everything was done. at about twelve, I decided to go home. Dkny needs to do something else, so I walked home with Bee and 5 'pelita' in my hand.

the registration crew

later in the afternoon, we went to SK Jelempuk where we had activities with the school kids. I was paired with Piske and was assigned to group number 14. the kids are great even though some them are shy. Piske and I introduced ourselves and do modules with them. what I don't understand is why they can call Piske 'abang Piske' but a simple name like mine, they can't pronounce. they called me 'cikgu' (teacher) instead. haih.

Piske and the kids

at about 5pm, we had another task. a program called 'bersamamu'. what we had to do was go to a few houses assigned to us and give them some food and hampers as donation. some of the houses visited was in a really bad condition. there's this one house that an old lady was staying. the house is very old and fragile. the old lady was living alone but looked very strong despite her age. She shared with us a lot of stories especially stories on how Malaysia was under the Japanese occupation.

one of the houses during 'bersamamu'

I learned to be more thankful when I was here in Kampung Jelempuk as I have great family, live in luxury and doesn't need to go through much hardship. oops, I have to go now. Wait for Part 2! and oh, I'll add the pictures later.

what? blackout?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

heheh. ::grinning:: today is Waniii's BIRTHDAY! Happy Birthday Waniii!. we put a trick on her just now. she have a test tommorow so she needs to study. so, we made the house blackout, and get the stuff for her celebration ready. as imagined, she came out from her room to see why there's blackout. and there you go, she's so suprised to see us and KFC at the kitchen.

welcome Ramadhan!

Monday, September 01, 2008

in about another 20 minute, we'll be breaking our fast for our first day of Ramadhan. Ramadhan is the month where Muslims all over the world fast for a month. Fasting in the month of Ramadhan is one of the pillars of Islam.

“Hai orang-orang yang beriman, diwajibkan atas kamu berpuasa sebagaimana diwajibkan atas orang-orang sebelum kamu agar kamu bertakwa,”

O Believers! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may learn self restraint, (Surah al-Baqarah 2 : 183)

my youngest sister is also fasting today. last year, she managed to fast for the whole month. we surely do hope that she'll manage to do the same this year. I'm very happy that today we managed to break our fast together as a family.

by the way, yesterday, Malaysia celebrated her 51st independence day. a lot of ways people did to celebrate this auspicious event. what I like most during merdeka is the fireworks during the countdown and the parade on the next morning. I like to watch people in colourful uniforms march pass the VIPs as well as the performance by the children early in the morning. I'll always wake up early to watch this. Eyh, it's time to go now.