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Thursday, 31 December 2015

A New Beginning

To picture 2015 within 9 photos won't be enough. It has been a pretty colorful year, bright for some, dull for others. As for me, 2015 would be the year in which I learn to understand people.

Ever since my I enrolled in KKTM Ledang, lots of things has happened. To say 2015 is a normal year  would be an understatement, it won't do justice to what I have actually been through the whole year. It's been one heck of a ride, reunited with old friends, getting to know new ones.

Going through tests and trials while also trying hard to keep myself in check, making sure that my feet was constantly on the ground. I met many new personalities, a variety of new personalities. Different people who have different characters.

Truth be told, I actually kinda dropped several gears on the transition from 2014 to 2015. Going full throttle in 2014, with the 9 subject for SPM and all, I slowed down a bit as we only learn several subjects during the MADPP*English and Mathematics to be exact.

It's a great year for me, 2015. I won't admit that I have used my time in 2015 to the fullest, but I do think I managed to get some of the best moments of my life here, moments which I will always remember. Do pause the music player on top before playing this video, one I want dedicate to all MADDP-ians, to thank you for being there :).


I would like to thank everyone, all those who were involved in my year, and I believe I'm ready to embrace 2016. Come on 2016! I'm ready. Ready to go full throttle mode to get the best out of 2016.
A new beginning for me, a new beginning for you, a new beinning for everyone. Do the best in 2016 shall we?

Happy new beginning,

Adlan

Friday, 25 December 2015

Don't Complain

"Please tell your children that the world is changing everyday and no one is going to wait for you in the past. When lighter was invented, matches slowly disappeared. When calculator was created, the abacus was to fade away. When the digital camera was designed, the market of negative film no longer existed. When direct market selling/internet-based arises, traditional marketing declines. When smartphones with 4G(wireless internet access) was introduced to the world, you no longer need to turn on computer at home. When WeChat and WhatsApp were developed, traditional text messaging is no longer as popular as before."

He continued,

"Let's not blame 'Who took over whose business'. It's only because people are more adjustable and adaptable to new ieas and changes in the world."

Someone asked,

"What is your secret for success?"

He said,

"Really simple... I am doing(action) while you're only watching. Please remember that the world keeps changing everyday. If you don't change, you'll get left behind. You reap what you sow with your time. If you spend time to drink, you may become an alcoholic. If you spend time to complain, you may become a blamer. If you spend time to beautify yourslef, you may become a pretty girl or a handsome guy. If you spend time to stay healthy, you may enjoy a healthy good life. If you spend time to be picky, you may become a 'mean' person. If you spend time to learn you may gain wisdom. If you spend time with your family, you may foster a warm and loving relationship with your loved ones."

-Jack Ma
~Founder of Alibaba Group


Monday, 21 December 2015

Success

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you had lived;

~This is to have succeeded.


**I don't quite remember where I got this, but I really think it's worth the share :)

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Malaysia, Sehati Sejiwa

I left thinking how lucky I was, to be able to meet those guys.


Truth be told, I wasn't that excited about it at first. Being 'ordered' to attend a camp at who knows where isn't that appealing to me. The only reason I brought myself to the camp was because it's one of the compulsory requirement for me to further my studies in the US.

I expected the camp to be super boring and a kind of mind-turning type of camp, but guess what? I was wrong. Shockingly too.

The first two days were alright. We listened to talks and I got to spend a lot of time with my friends of the MADPP*yea all of us were in the same dorm. But the unexpected fun started at the end of Day 2 actually xD.

 That night, all of the participants were divided accordingly into groups*after a very exciting, shoe changing ice breaking**and I thought I was the only one with a size 11 foot, guess I'm wrong again hha. In groups of 12, I was given the opportunity to befriends with the peeps from INTEC who are in the Korea-Engineering program*the majority there.

I was reluctant at first since there were so many of INTEC and so little of us MADPP. I'm even afraid of being singled out in activities and all*LOL*. Again, I was wrong. The guys were friendly as heck sometimes I even felt like I was one of them.

I was also given the chance to truly mingle with non-Malays for the first time in 6 years. Since I was MRSM-schooled, I rarely more like never talk nor socialize with other races*Since most MRSM are open only to Bumiputras . Reluctant at first, the next morning I was more excited than ever. Throughout the camp, I managed to befriend a Kadazandusun, an Iban, an Indian*the only Indian in our dorm, Yea Long Live Rooban!* and also several Chinese #AchievementUnlocked.

Woohoo Group 9


The vibes that were given off by the INTEC students really impressed me. For me, it felt like I finally found a part of life that I have been missing out on all this time. All those years I had spent in the MRSM system, the Malays*not all* I knew were afraid to speak out or to voice out their opinions. Or when someone does, he or she would be laughed at. Some Malays who pushed that aside went on to become awesome people*One I could name is Ahmad Imran Idzqandar**jangan kembang pls. Others just faltered eventhough they do have great ideas in their minds.

But not with the INTEC students though. From the 5 days I had spent with them, they kinda breathe a new hope into my life. A hope where I can live and give without being laughed at or made fun of. The peeps were really supportive whenever one of their friends spoke up. Not even once did they embarrass anyone who voiced out and shared his/her perspective on an issue.

It felt great getting along with them. Although we were of different races, I felt at home. What I obtained from BTN, there's one thing all of us have to protect with our lives. They did their best and gave their all to obtain it years and years ago. I guess in several years it will be our turn, to protect and serve, to defend while also to raise.

Our beloved Malaysia,

Stand United Malaysians!! :)


**Jangan kembang okay guys. But yeah, you peeps were awesome xD


Friday, 18 December 2015

"And I know someday that it'll all turn out,
You'll make me work so we can work to work it out,
And I promise you kid, that I'll give so much more than I get,
I just haven't met you yet"


~One day surely :)

Friday, 4 December 2015

"Switch on the sky and the stars glow for you,
Go see the world cause its also brand new,
Don't close your eyes cause your future's ready to shine"


~It's just a matter of time

A Life of Sacrifices

Assalamualaikum,

Recently this year, the manga Naruto ended its 18 years run along with the 'tears' of millions of fans. Naruto is a story about a boy*Naruto, who dreams of becoming the Hokage*The greatest ninja in his village* one day.

All the life moral values that were shown in Naruto successfully made it a fan favorite*Also my all-time favorite manga xD*. For me, I really think it was a success what Masashi Kishimoto wanted to relay to all of us. One of my favorite character in Naruto is Itachi Uchiha.

In part 1, Itachi is known mainly as the mysterious brother to Sasuke Uchiha who eliminated the whole Uchiha Clan*leaving Sasuke as the last Uchiha in the vilage*. And there's Sasuke going on and on in getting revenge for his whole clan. Sasuke's whole childhood was motivated in achieving more power solely for revenge on his brother.

Itachi, after eliminating the whole clan, went on to become a missing-nin of Konoha and later joined Akatsuki*a criminal ninja organization who are collecting Tailed-Beasts. Itachi first appeared in part 1 alongside his partner, Kisame, in their hunt for Kyubi the nine-tailed fox who resides in Naruto.

Itachi in Akatsuki cloak
A part of ANBU before he went missing, no wonder he was classified as an S-Rank missing-nin. Only the most powerful of ninja's are classified as S-Rank. His abilities are way beyond your average ninja ande Itachi was even considered as a child prodigy before the 'tragedy'.Sasuke, who seeks power to defeat Itachi, even made Orochimaru as his ally for the sake of power.


On to Itachi's story...

Known to fans as the one whom Sasuke seek revenge on, poeple perceived him as a bad guy. Well, we're in for a shocking truth behind Itachi's action.

It was long after his death, at the hands of Sasuke, that the whole truth was revealed. In the death match between brothers, after blow by blow, Itachi seemingly died after exhausting himself in the fight, but fans were in for a surprise.

Thanks to Bihaa fr teaching me to use GIF :D

Before he died, Itachi managed to poke Sasuke's forehead one last time before he dies. Itachi used to poke Sasuke's forehead as to show brotherly love whenever he can't spend time with Sasuke back when they were younger. 

"Brother! Brother!"
Sorry Sasuke*pokes Sasuke's forehead*, maybe some other time

"Brother! Brother!"
Sorry Sasuke*pokes Sasuke's forehead*, maybe some other time


Last one

**"Itachi resumes his approach, telling Sasuke his resolution to now take his eyes, and Sasuke makes futile attempts to keep him away. Susanoo continues to protect Itachi, but it degrades as he labors near and Itachi starts coughing up blood. When he finally reaches Sasuke, Itachi appears to grab for his eyes but instead only pokes his forehead. (The poke seals Amaterasu*one of his powers* in Sasuke's eyes, set to activate against Tobi's Sharingan in order to protect Sasuke from him.) Itachi apologises to Sasuke and says this is the end before succumbing to his disease and falling dead smiling."

*pokes Sasuke's forehead*, sorry Sasuke but this is it...



Itachi's Last Words
Later it was revealed, Itachi had long been battling against a mysterious illness and had only been succesful in furthering his life span with the help of pills. His intentions were solely to die by his brother's 'hand' and make Sasuke be seen as the hero who successfully gets revenged on a villain.


And all this time we thought he was the ultimate bad guy~


Back then, the Uchiha Clan were actually planning an inevitable coup d'etat against Konoha. Danzo*one of Konoha's higher ups offered Itachi two choices
  • Join/support the coup and get killed along with everyone of the Uchiha Clan.
  • Kill everyone in the Uchiha Clan and his younger brother, Sasuke, will be spared.
Thus, Itachi chose the latter...


Due to the love for Konoha and his brother~


The real purpose of the battle against Sasuke was also actually to draw out Orochimaru*whom resides in Sasuke* and seal him once and for all using the Totsuka Blade. Though at the end of Naruto, Orochimaru somehow survives and became a 'good' guy.
Itachi cries before killing his parents


Itachi knows his father*The Head of the Uchiha Clan* would never comply and cancel the coup. Taking drastic measures Itachi accepts Danzo's mission. He then went missing and later joins Akatsuki*also actually as a spy for Konoha*.

The whole truth was finally revealed to Sasuke by Itachi himself*after being resurrected by Kabuto*. 
Itachi revealed the truth to Sasuke after both of them stopped Kabuto's Resurrection Jutsu*which also resurrected Itachi*. Sasuke, knowing the truth, was hell bent on destroying Konoha but later ultimately decides to protect what his brother fought to protect most, their beloved village, Konohagakure.

Itachi last farewell with Sasuke
Itachi was willing to sacrifice everything for the one he loves. He also went distances to protect his beloved Konoha. All of that, and the only thing he ever regretted was not telling Sasuke the problems he was facing back then...



He's a really strong guy isn't he?
~ A strong character whom we can all learn from. :)




**Using the Mangekyou Sharingan has its toll on the user's eye, in which he/she will slowly turn blind. Therefore there's a 'legend' if a person took his brother's eye, he will obtain the Ever-Lasting Mangekyou Sharingan.

P.S : I really reccomend Naruto to all of you out there who's looking for reltively The Greatest Story of all time xD. It's full of emotions, literally :)

P.P.S : I cried several times while reading Naruto hha xD. Seriously peeps, its a good read!.

Here's a link to the chapter when Itachi revealed eveerything to Sasuke : Naruto 590


Monday, 23 November 2015

Cries

I was going through my phone when I accidentally played a song, one which I haven't played for quite a long time. Listening to the song made my heart cry. It made me felt guilty, really guilty for all the wrongs that I have done throughout my life. I was being unfair, I rarely give yet I get so many.

"I was so far from you,
yet to me You were always so close"

I always complain and rarely am I grateful of everything that I have. These 18 years I've been blessed with many things, yet I was never satisfied. Given a nice family, friends whom I can always count on but still I swore even by the slightest of things. Stupid of me to have even the slightest of dissatisfaction against what I've been through in my life.

"I wanna thank you for all the things that you've done,
You've done for me through all my years I've been lost"

How silly of me to have questioned things that has happened. How much have You given to me and to all whom I love yet how many times have I been truly grateful to You? You saved me from my loneliness earlier last year. You gave me hope, You blessed me with great family and friends, You helped whenever I'm lost in making decisions and many more. O Allah, forgive me

"Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah,
All praises to Allah, All praises to Allah"

~Maher Zain - Thank You Allah


Sunday, 22 November 2015

Decisions

Assalamualaikum,



"Guys, list dah keluar!!", which literally means 'The list have been released' in Malay.



I was chatting with my friends when the news came by. Utterly shocked*and excited*, I immediately checked my inbox for any emails. There it was, the list that I've been waiting for such a long time,  the list of Universities I am offered to.

It arrived*or actually I read it* at exactly 11.58 at night last Tuesday. I was given 4 great choices but the problem is, I have to decide before 10 in the morning that Friday. We were shocked, and everyone got into 'discussion' mode. You're given about 2 days to decide the next 4 years of your life.

What could possibly go wrong? ~EVERYTHING!!

Luckily though, we have the Internet, and by Wednesday night I have contacted seniors from almost each institution. After much questioning and answering, I made up my mind*which I later changed*. Each of us were given different options. Some got 2 choices, while others got 3-5.


  1. Michigan State University
  2. Ohio State University
  3. University of Illinois-Chicago
  4. University of Iowa


Above were mine, so here goes the research...

During my school days, I once had a dream of living in Chicago*and still am dreaming of it. So the third choice would definitely fulfill that nonsensical dream of mine. I still have that dream of living the leisure life in Chicago though. Then, my 4th choice offers me a 8000 USD scholarship throughout my 4 years over there which means about 2,000 per year. That's a lot of money*really attracting.

But after research by research, I'm left with 2 choices. Its either Michigan or Ohio. By Wednesday evening, my mind was leaning towards Michigan. I was sure I've got that right. I was sure there would be no changing my decision. Then came the sudden wave and I'm looking forward to Ohio.

Somehow after doing further research, I'm convinced that OhioSU would be the best choice for me*Also did Istikharah*. Apart from the number of Malaysians there, the University's website really convinced me to attend OSU. InsyaaAllah, its the best for me. So, Ohio it is then..


~Bismillah 


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

I love football, I used to play football and I also love reading..


Yea, we exist

Saturday, 14 November 2015

"Like a small boat, on the ocean
Sending big waves, into motion
Like how a single word, can make a heart open
I might only have one match, but I can make an explosion"


~Go for it

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Journey

Assalamualaikum,

We started off by playing in our rooms and since the Form 1's has less things to do, there were lots of time that we spent with it. There wasn't a single day that we would miss. Little that we knew, our activity attracted interest from several seniors.

One evening, a Form 3 senior came to my room*while we were playing* and challenged us to several rounds of chess. All Form 1 who were there were defeated cleanly and skillfully. Somehow, the senior could see things and moves that we couldn't. All of us who were present*Best of my batch back then* were defeated. Awed by the incident, I decided to investigate*acah*. Didn't have to do much though because the senior kept coming again and again to challenge us xD.

Not long till I knew his name, Amar. Apparently he was a chess player of the school, one of the best too. We learnt several raw skills and moves by observing his style of play, and with that it made me and Zul stood out amongst the Form 1. There's also another senior, a batch member of Amar, Aniq who also challenged us to a game sometimes. Amar and Aniq were the school's Lower Form's chess players and are actually the best in our school.

Then came the day at the end of the year, where our first step was made....

First ever chess tourney xD (Zul, standing centre,yellow shirt)

Though I didn't win anything, it was one heck of an experience hhe. First time playing in a tournament formatted game, it really gave me the goosebumps. My partner though, won the first place and caught the eye of our organiser, The HEK*later I knew that she's also our chess coach*
Apparently the tournament was actually held to find the next generation of chess players since Amar and Aniq are at their last year for Lower Form category.

Fast Forward several months and into the new year, came the District Level chess tournament. Lucky me, most of my friends had stopped playing chess which leaves only me and Zul available and worthy of representing the school. Though our HEK have doubts on me at first*was a nobody, didn't even made top 10 in last year's tournament' but due to Amar's recommendation and shortage of time, I was welcomed aboard hhe.

At the end, I managed 3rd place beating one of the last year's winner*cool right? It's my first tourney yaww and I made it to the next level xD*Rezeki Actually, Allah nak bagi kan :), All Praises to Him. Zul wasn't quite as lucky though, he crashed out with 3 points out of 5. 

Between the District Level tourney and State Level tourney, a MRSM Group Chess Competition was held at MRSM Gerik. It was my first time ever going to another MRSM which made me really-really excited. There I met the Khor brothers, who were arguably the best Under-15 chess player in Perak at the time*The elder Khor later went on to become champion in the State Level tourney. The younger Khor did gave me a 'lesson' though. Pasir Salak were beaten by Gerik A 3.5 - 0.5 scoreline*4 Pasir Salak players against 4 Gerik players*.

Somehow, we kinda did redeemed ourselves by 'thrashing' Gerik B with the same scoreline hehe. Pasir Salak ranked 6 out of 20 after the last round, champions were MRSM Lenggong. The event helped me made new friends, including Rushaidi, a Pasir Salak senior who moved to Taiping.

I gave my all during the State Level tournament and managed to get into the Finals, but due to lack of experience, I lost. The pressure was immense compared to the District Level, Time given for each match was also doubled making each round can reach up to 2 hours. I faltered at the Finals, losing 3 out of 4. Our coach was more positive though, 

"Yang dah lepas dah, 
Improve lagi lepas nih"

"What's done is done,
Improve in the future"

Short but meaningful...

Later that year, our 'cavalry' was reinforced with a new coach. Ustaz Hazmi from MRSM Lenggong was transferred to Pasir Salak. Ustaz's had an incredible record that year with his student winning and becoming the Champion for Perak Under-18 Category during the State Level earlier that year. With him, me and Zul received several intense training while also being careful of our studies as to avoid our grades from dropping.

Later, He and Puan Asmah(HEK) exposed us to our first ever National Rated Chess Open Tournament at Universiti Teknologi Petronas(UTP). 

UTP

Again, rezeki. I managed 3rd place for Under-14 Category and a national rating of 1295 at the end of my first National Rated Chess Tournament ever. Also made some new friends along the way hehe. These seniors from MRSM Taiping who awkwardly but gladly skipped their batch's dinner to join us at UTP haha xD. It was exciting, the whole competition. I remembered being defeated by skillful youngsters who are way younger than me. There's also a little girl whom I beat at UTP back then, now she's one of the top players in Malaysia xD.

That year*2011* we also were exposed to many other chess tournaments around Perak. Puan Asmah said it is too overcome stiffness during games.

"Experience is always the best teacher"

Time goes by and we're in 2012, Me and Zul appearing as favourites and harapan for the Perak Tengah team. The Perak Tengah coach never forgets to remind me to train and train. Eventually, the District level that year went surprisingly well with Zul winning 1st place and Me managing 2nd Runner Up*We were up against each other in the Final Round at the 1st Table xD. 

Due to a problem though*I lost in the 're-tournament'. Therefore I can't proceed to the State Level that year thus leaving Zul to go alone. Zul then managed to get into the Finals of the State Level but also to no avail, lost and didn't make it into the National Level. Then we focused in our studies though in preparation for PMR(Lower Secondary High School Evaluation) at the end of the year.

That period also was the time I lost my ability to play football and any other outdoor activity...

Zul and I eventually moved to our preferred MRSM Taiping and TGB respectively...
Fast forward and in 2014, after years of waiting and trying. Finally Me and Zul meet again. But in different situation though. Zul made it into the Perak team, beating over a hundred other participant. While I'm representing Melaka after managing 2nd Runner-Up in the Melaka State Level.

The year 2014 was my 2nd try in the MSSM*Also managed to enter in 2013 but with a bad result 2 points out of 6 games*Giler cuak ketar lutut oi main kebangsaan first time ahahahaha*. 2014, I participated in the group event and because of the national rating I have*1295* which is the highest among the 4 of us, I was automatically placed at the First Board thus becoming the captain of Melaka hehee.

Melaka's Captain for the U18 Team xD 
The first round is where I first met Ridzwan, the captain for Pahang back then. Against Ridzwan, I give away a winning position and lost 'terribly'*Literally lol ahaha*. The 2nd Round against Sarawak*Tuan Rumah*, I lost a tactical battle against their captain. The 3rd Round against Kelantan, was outwitted terribly*sebab hilang keyakinan kut*, Melaka lost 4-0 to Kelantan. But, like it was fate, The 4th round Melaka was paired against Perak xD. I had to play against old friends. luckily Zul was at the 2nd Board hhaa so he had to play against Prem of Melaka's 2nd Board. The 4th Round is also the round where I picked my first win :D. Our coaches were kinda shocked tho cuz we picked our first win against Perak hhaa*Perak is a giant in the Chess MSSM world*.

The last 2 rounds were a breeze as we easily*and surprisingly too* swept through Kedah and WP Labuan. In the end, our team managed 6th Place in the tournament, which to me, is an achievement considering our average ratings were ranked 3rd last out of all the 15 teams hehe. 

Overall, I think chess really did played a large part in my school life. All those ups and downs, but I kept on pushing. And in the end, I got*more infact, but lets leave it at that shall we* what I actually aimed for and dreamt of when I started my journey back in 2010.... To play in the Chess MSSM Tournament :)




Thursday, 5 November 2015

Guidance

Assalamualaikum,

Several days ago, someone I never knew suddenly asked me a question.

The question goes like this, "Who is Allah?"

Apparently, the one who's asking is a Christian believer.

It happened so suddenly that I was kinda at lost of words at first. Then, I tried my best to explain towards him about who Allah is. Our conversation went on about who God is. I knew I had to be careful with my choice of words and answers. I really don't want to sound offensive back then. Eventually, the conversation ended in a 'cliffhanger' after an intervention from some friends of mine.

The experience was a new one for me. Truthfully, I am kinda happy that he asked me about it though. Because it actually shows that he has that interest towards Islam and maybe one day, his heart will embrace Islam of his own free will.

What I'm actually disappointed in is that the reaction of some people towards that person. When the conversation was going on, a number of my friends be like "Hey, who is that guy? Do you know him?"*In a hostile way*.I really don't think there's any wrong if a non-muslim wants to ask these kind questions. Instead, People like him, should be treated with more respect rather than being 'bashed' for asking that kind of questions.

We should actually help to explain more about Islam, as to increase their true understanding of our religion. Nor do we know, that person may one day become a better muslim than we ever were before.

As muslims, we not only have obligations towards ourselves but we also act as an emissary for our religion. People are judgemental. Our attitude, our behavior play an important role in 'promoting' our religion towards the non-mulims.

So peeps, let us be the best muslim we can be shall we?


"Hidayah itu milik Allah"

"Allah's Guidance is His"



Tuesday, 3 November 2015

"The thing is to never lose your faith in Him,
Because We plan, but He also plans
As He is the best of planners"


Stay strong...

Saturday, 31 October 2015

"Only the love of Allah can soften the hardest hard,
heal the wounds of the broken heart and
calm the fears of the anxious heart"

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Differences

Assalamualaikum,

The other day, I became a witness to a 'fight' between children. It's not a big one, so rest assured, no one got hurt haha. The fight was between two sisters, who I believe were arguing on which is a better colour, Purple or Red. I didn't stayed long enough to see the outcome, but the event made me think. Think about all the differences between us humans

Sometimes, people argue and complain about the difference they have compared to other people.

"Why can't he be more like me?"

"Why can't she behave just like me?"

Well, to be honest, you're not the only one. Myself too, sometimes questions these nonsensical questions. The difference between each and everyone of us, I believe, is actually a gift. Just imagine, a world where everything is the same. A world with no variety..., A world with only one color.

That my friend, would be horribly creepy. Everyone will look the same, doing the same things, over and over again, for everyday of their lives. Literally gives me the shivers just imagining it -.-'.

Differences, should be appreciated*In a positive way ofcourse*. It is what made our lives colorful and unique. Say in a football team, it won't work if everyone's a Defender right? Also, it doesn't if everyone's a Striker. A good team is made of a variety of excellent players. They can't depend on one type of player. Instead, they need to have 'harmony' between 11 players who each have their own positions and roles.

A perfect team is one which have achieve great understanding between different players, which in return, will allow the team to achieve awesome results. The same goes with our lives, all those differences we had experienced before, is what made our lives as it is today. The differences actually completes us as a human being.

Therefore guys, less complaining and more appreciating alright? :)


Monday, 26 October 2015

In Search of The Nur

A friend of mine shared a rather interesting story and I would like to share it with all of you :). So here goes...

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the Barber begin to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about many things on various topics. When they eventually touched on the subject of Allah, the barber said

"I don't believe that Allah exists."

"Why do you say that?" asked the customer.

"Well, you just have to go out on the streets to realize that Allah doesn't exist. Tell me, if Allah exist, would there be abandoned children? If Allah exist, would there be so many sick people? If Allah existed. there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving Allah who would allow all of these things."

The customer thought for a moment but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and thr customer leaves the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the streets with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt.

The customer turned back an entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber.

"You know what? Barbers do not exist."

"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. I just worked on you!".

"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."

"Ah, but barbers DO exist! What happens is people do not come to me."

"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! Allah too, DOES exist! What happens is people don't go to Him and do not look for Him "

Saturday, 24 October 2015

He'll Pick You Up..

..When You Get Down

Bila Kita Seru...
When We Call Upon Him...


Bila Kita Minta..
When We Ask For His Help..


Mesti Dia Mendengar dan Menjawab..
He Always Hears Us Out.. 


Tapi,
But,


Kadang-kadang Kita Terdesak Dalam Keadaan..
Sometimes We're Stuck in a Tough Situation..


Dan Kadang-kadang Jawapan-Nya Membuatkan Kita Pening dan Tak Faham
And Sometimes We Do Not Understand His Answers.


Membuatkan Kita Ragu-ragu dengan Jawapan-Nya
It Made Us Doubt His Answers


Membuatkan Kita Risau..
Made Us Worried..


Tapi Dia Tetap Dengan Jawapan-Nya
He Still Provides The Same Answer


Untuk Kita Teruskan...
Continue On...


Tanpa Rasa Ragu dan Takut..
Therefore, Without Fear and Doubt
Walaupun tak Jelas dan Samar-samar
Although Its not Clear..


Pada Akhirnya,
In The End,

Ada Jalan Yang Dia Beri Untuk Kita... :)
There's A Path That He Will Guide Us Through :)...

Always Have Faith in Him. He'll give you What's best for ourselves :)


Thursday, 13 August 2015

Goodbyes Are Not Forever

Assalamualaikum,

I blinked my eyes several times, still trying hard to believe what I had just heard. The news shocked me. Only several days after our Graduation Day from the MADPP program, namelists were released by the higher ups. Namelists that listed the students who are going to fly off to the United States early. It shook me. It made me realise that this MADPP program that I've been through up untill today*the day I wrote this* is gonna end soon. I cried yesterday evening before we sent off Alya*One of my classmates. Knowing that we don't have much time left together, I spent the last week alot mingling with Ridzwan and Amar. Among my good friends here in KKTM Ledang, those two are going to fly the earliest on the 24th of August.

Ridzwan, I actually met him long before the MADPP program. It was at last year's Chess MSSM, a National level chess competition, in Kuching that we met. Back then he was the captain of Pahang's U18 Boys Team while I was his counterpart of Melaka's. We played against each other in the First round, which he very luckily won xD. It's like a tradition for chess players to remember those who had beaten them before. What surprised me was when I knew he was also a MRSM student, MRSM Muazam Shah to be precise. MRSM students have a knack to hang around each other when they meet at a big event. Some people call it fate, others call it Destiny. We met again early this year as college mates, and have been good friends since then :).

Ridzwan(left), Amar(right)

Amar, I first knew him as the roommate of my best friend, Alif. I spent alot of time in Alif's room and slowly I got to know him. At first, I was kinda reluctant to befriend him because he looked like a really alim person. Then one day we played FIFA against each other and everything changed xD. That time he beat me 5-0 hha. A game I'll always remember. And since he is Alif's roommate, I hang around him alot too. He also helped me with my maths whenever I have any problems with it. But the best thing about Amar is because it's really easy for me to get along with him. He likes to joke around, quite a funny guy actually. He's a book that you should never judge by its cover haha. At first he looked quiet and seem like to keep more to himself but when you got to know him well, he's actually a cool guy to hang around with.

It was sad. My thoughts were that I won't be able to meet them again after this but actually, Goodbyes Are Never Forever. There's more names in the namelist. Even Alif is going to fly early. If we are really their friends, we should be happy for them. It's a gigantic leap forward for each and everyone of them that are going to The United States early. Instead of faltering and being sad, we should push ourselves. This particular event, should be made into motivation. One sole motivation that could push us thoroughly untill we to reach what we aim for*As for MADPP students, the United States of course*.

We should be striving hard instead so that once each of us have become successful people, we can meet up and share our adventures with each other. I'm sure there will be a hell lot of stories we could share late in the future. We wouldn't want to meet up under bad conditions would we? So keep trying hard. To those who are gonna fly early, take care of yourselves over there and do wait for all of us to follow up okay. To those who're repeating the TOEFL, you guys need to stay strong. Stay focused on your goals. All of you can do it, I believe in you.

Remember that goodbyes are temporary. Eventhough we're living and continuing our lives in different places, We are still living under the same sky. Therefore MADPP students, lets do our best and strive for a better future. Don't falter, don't give up, stay strong and chin up. I believe, our generation will change the world for the better.


We'll meet again someday :)







 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Fragments of The Past

Assalamualaikum,

I was finding a way to win the ball from the other team. Man-marking my friend*acah* wasn't an easy job. And with the mood I was having, it was bound to end awfully. I tried lots of stand tackles, none were effective. The ball was still at Ghazali's feet. Then that last one, the one that eventually changed my life. Forever. I lunge at the ball with my right leg, Ghazali did a turn, I tried to keep up...

"Snap!"

I fall onto the ground. Pain flowed through my right knee. I tried to stand up. Nothing. I just couldn't make the motion. The pain was overwhelming, but the worries were larger. Less than two months untill PMR, and here I was. Lying on the field with a twisted knee. I sat there, at the side of the field alone untill it was time to retun to our rooms. Luckily, my friends were there to help me to my room. My knee couldn't stand on its own. Felt like it was slipping out of its place*A really scary feeling I assure you*. My knee also couldn't bend fully, maximum was about 90 degrees.

Two months went by fast, and it was on the last day of PMR, a Monday if I recalled correctly. I felt alot healthier than two months earlier. I was foolish to think that my knee had healed completely. I was more foolish to turn up at the field again right after the end of Mathematics examination. I tried to play, starting as a defender. It didn't last long though, against my best friend Najmi Aqil*one of the better footballers in our batch, foolishly tried a one-on-one...

"Snap!"

This time the pain was just unbearable. I couldn't even move my leg. I cried*literally*. Somehow I knew it was the end. The end of my football, the end of my 'everything'... I remembered crying on the field. Emotions filled my mind. Anger, Hatred, Sadness, Regret. All swelled up. Angry towards myself for not obeying the advices of the ones who cared about me. Hating myself for letting my knee injury worse. Sad at the thoughts of the future. And Regret, regret of my own actions that took away my knee...

Fast forward 3 years later...

I have graduated from TGB. Currently in KKTM Ledang under a MARA program. I have played in the Nationals of Chess Tournament as a Melaka player. I know now how to play Volleyball. I now know somethings*sedikit sebanyak* about Hockey. Survived through SPM. Survived through TGB. Survived through many other ups and downs. I made a lot of friends along the way too :). Found people who I can really trust, people who I can really count on. Also found a person who I really care for*ok ahaha*. And all of the above, I did without the ability, the freedom, and the feeling of football hhe.

You see, whenever anything bad happens. It is actually a test given by Allah The Almighty. He wants to see how do we cope with the tests he gave us. How do we overcome it. With everything bad, have patience and believe me, He will reward you with something better. There's a reason behind everything. Initially, I myself couldn't accept that I can no longer play football anymore. I hated many things because of what had happened. But soon I realise that He took away something only to replace it with something far more precious. All the tests that He has given us, are actually whats best for ourselves. All we have to do is actually to Believe in Him. Pray to Him. Do efforts in His name. And He will surely, surely provide whats best for ourselves.


Wednesday, 5 August 2015

When It Gets Hard

Assalamualaikum,

I woke up, my head felt heavy. I tried to walk, each step I took felt like it needed all the strength I have. The pain was tremendous, unbearable. I thought to myself, "when was the last time I felt sick like this? Its been a while I guess". With that, I consumed the last of Shafeeq's panadols. After all that, the pain was still there though. It did sink for a while after a night's sleep, but returned after about an hour after I woke up. I lie on my bed waiting for it to subside, eventually I stood up and decided in my mind that I needed to study maths*Got Math quiz that night.

I mustered what strength that I have left, picked up my stuffs and moved towards Zack's room. When I finally reached there after what feels like a really long walk, I greeted the peeps and took a seat on the floor and flipped open my maths book. By Asar, all I really managed through the pain were two questions, one using the Washer Method and the other Shell Method*Took quite the time for me to understand both under Sheikh's and Zack's tutoring. Somehow, after all the Maths tutoring and a bit of laughs*which I tried hard not to since I feel pain whenever I laugh*, I felt a lot better.

I noticed that these guys, were one of the reasons that made me feel better. Somehow I felt secured and a bit of  relief after talking to them. The pain somehow lessen when I'm with people that I trust, people that I look out for. The concerns from my friends also helped alot. It helped me to stay positive mentally. With it, comes the belief that there are people whom I could really count on, people who cared for me :). I thank you for that.

I realised that whenever I'm feeling a sick or depressed, I was never alone. I know that there will always be people whom I could count on, people whom I can borrow their ears, their shoulders. What we need is to realise and to notice, are all those beside us. People who will stand their ground beside you, destined to help whenever you are in need. I'm not exaggerating peeps, you just need to realise that they are there. Share it, your burden. Don't ever lift it alone. That's why your friends and families are there, to help you through thick and thin. And if you really do find yourself alone*which I doubt you actually will*, be patient peeps. Because you will never ever be alone, Allah is always by your side.

 

Monday, 27 July 2015

Have What it Takes to be A University Graduate?

Assalamualaikum,

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A University Graduate?

Was a question asked to me by my English lecturer recently. It kinda knocked my mind a bit actually hha. It made many more questions popped up in my head. Questions like "Am I actually ready for University life?", "Am I ready to live on my own at the United States?", "Do I actually qualify to be given the chance to study at the US?" and finally the main question itself, Do I Have What it Takes To Be A University Graduate?

I know before I answer the main question above, I would have to answer all the questions that had came up in my head first or else my mind wouldn't be at peace*LOL but seriously hha*. These questions I believe, actually are in everyone's mind but are kept at the furthest most place in their minds. After sometime, I believe I finally have the answers for all those questions. It took quite sometime you know, to convince myself. To convince myself of my own answers, my own resolve.

So here goes, for the question "Am I actually ready for University life?", My answer would be, Yes. Simply because I really believe I can manage myself properly when I'm in university. 5 years of boarding school life had taught me more than enough experience on how to survive without my parents constantly by my side. The valuable experiences I gained throughout those years are the most important part of me that helped to ready myself for tertiary education life.

Next, for the question "Am I ready to live on my own at the United States?". My answer is Yes. Yes I'm ready. We will never actually live on our own actually :). I was quite scared*cuak kot* at first. To think that I would be living all alone over there*The United States* by myself. Then I took a look at my friends, and I know by then that I will never be alone. I am never alone, there would be friends who will help me over there. Friends that I could count on, just like in the MRSM's and KKTM and all throughout my life. I always found a person that I could really count on, to be by my side whenever I'm in need.

Count on my friends

Furthermore, "Do I qualify to be given the chance to study in the US?". Another Yes. I believe that I had given my all throughout my life and I deserve to be in this MARA ADP Program. All my efforts and the way I had overcame all the challenges in my life up untill this point, I can say that I do qualify to be given this rare chance. Eventhough there were ups and downs, I never really gave up and kept on striving*Believe me it was not all flowers in my life peeps*. I will always find a way to solve the problems that I encounter. That is why to me, anyone who never gave up are the ones who qualify for everything. It's not the results that counts, It's the effort.

Finally, for the main question "Do I have What It Takes to be A University Graduate?", the answer is Yes. The answers for the other questions above explains it all. I have a really strong resolve. I have friends and people whom I could truly count on including myself. I never gave up through out my life, never backed down from challenges. That is why I have the believe, I believe that I Do Have What It Takes to be A University Graduate. Because in my opinion, the most important thing is to believe in yourself. Even if it seems impossible, Believe in yourself, Believe in Allah. InsyaAllah you will overcome all those challenges in your life.

  

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Value of Gratefulness

Assalamualaikum,

Things have been playing in my thoughts. As humans, we should really be grateful with what we have. Instead of counting our miseries, we should be counting our gifts. It occured to me that some people*including me sometimes* kept whining whenever bad things happened. Actually, we need and we must be grateful with what we have.

During the recent Raya celebrations, I visited my uncle who was involved in an accident. He broke his calf*both of the bones* and hurt his backbone. He was crippled cuz everytime he wants to move he will feel unbearable pain. It was sad, cuz my uncle is actually a very cheerful person. He likes to make silly jokes and is also the one who always sponsor the firecrackers whenever its Raya season. Unfortunately for him this year, he had to celebrate Raya on his bed...

Furthermore, Raya this year is also the first Raya ever without Wan Long*Wan's eldest sister. It felt different this year without her sometimes funny but tender advices. I remembered earlier this year, She adviced me to never bring home a foreign woman, it was after she learnt that I was accepted into a MARA program to further studies in the US. What made me sad was my thoughts for Tok Long. He does not want to live away from their old house eventhough he is living alone now. I guess the house reminded him of his late wife alot, therefore making the decision to stay there.

Both of the event above made me realise how lucky we are actually to be able to celebrate Raya along with our family. We should cherish our family members instead of arguing with them over silly things. Before we whine, think about all that we have. I believe, you will actually realise that you are luckier and is in a better situation that you thought you were. I remembered being sad about my knee and I whined about not being able to play most sports. 

A person reminded me that at least, I can walk and move around freely while most of the disabled people especially the crippled ones cannot even make even a small movement. That went deep. I realised that I'm actually a very lucky person and instead of whining, I should be grateful with what I have. That person will always have my gratitude :). 

So peeps, remember. If you think you're unlucky, there will always be people who are facing worse situation compared to you. Therefore Chin Up, Be Strong and Keep On Finding and Trying ways to overcome the walls and limitations in your life. InsyaAllah, its never too late for anything :).

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Treasure

Assalamualaikum,

The kids were running all around the house. Eventhough I'm significantly older, I know that I don't have any power to stop them. The atmosphere was hectic, kinda chaotic too*Exageratingg here* There was no stopping these kids. I know, trust me I know. Every year, its like this. Both at kampung Ayah n Kampung Mak. The situation is quite the same each year haha. Somehow being the oldest grandchild in the family*in both sides*, it tests your patience and abilities alot more.

The next cousin younger than me is in Form2*belah ayah je* excluding my own siblings. In my mother's side of the family, the next one younger than me is Standard 3. Imagine my situation during Raya. I had to live and get along with kids all Raya long. Mind you, I dont hate kids. Its just that sometimes I feel kinda lonely not having any peers to talk and converse with. Well, I dont blame anyone lah about this. Its Allah's will. I know there will be something good underlying this. Infact, I quite enjoyed my Raya this year hehe*Yes, with all the kidsss*

My situation, it happened because My father's sister, the one next after him, conceived late and only after a few years, that they were gifted a daughter*which is a decade younger than me hha*. While in my mother's side, her sister married a bit late and therefore didn't have any child also until recently*6 years old now her first daughter*. So it made me, and my sister the oldest grandchildren in both families.

This situation molded me into someone who really cares for my friends*I believe*. I really look at my peers as family. "This guy as the brother who like to Dakwah people, while the other guy as the brother who likes to make fun of others"."This girl as the sister who talks alot and the other girl is the sister who is very secretive". My friends, are people who I could really be myself with. Peeps, the one you know throughout this years. Yep, thats the real me. Got nothing to hide haha.

Somehow, not having any peers in the family, made me appreciate my friends more. I really treasure them as the one who I could have fun with, whom I could rely on :D. I admit, sometimes I over react and over concern and I'm sorry for that. It really hurts when sometimes I'm ignored*eventhough you peeps were joking or deliberately doing it ngehh*. I felt like I'm not needed... haha lol what childish thinking. I think I have the phobia of scared of being ignored. Ok, whatever la adlannn.

Anyways, This year, 2015. I really enjoyed it up till now*the day I wrote this*. Yes, its not all rainbow and flowers, bad things happened too, but somehow I know that at the end, everything is going to turn out fine :). I'm really sorry for all of my wrongdoings peeps and families. Do forgive me, and if anything, just pm me okayyy. Also to my family, Its been quite the Raya celebration hhee. Thank you for making my last Raya in Malaysia memorable. To both Peeps and Family, thank you for all the Treasures you have left me with :). Selamat Hari Raya to everyone.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Goodnight Ramadhan

Assalamualaikum,

Approximately 10 minutes after breaking fast, the sounds of firecrackers could be heard all around the kampung. Instantly I realised, the Ramadhan this year had gone by. It felt short, The Ramadhan this year. It felt like just recently we had began the holy fasting month. Time surely went by fast when you are busy with things.

Eventhough it felt short, it was meaningful though The Ramadhan this year. Other than the fact that it was my first Ramadhan as a college student, things happened. Really important ones too. Life really had taken quite a turn with both the results of TOEFL and SAT being announced during Ramadhan.
All praises to Allah, I managed to pass both of it.

Some people managed while some didn't. I know I have no right to say anything, but to the ones who did not managed the TOEFL on your first try, please don't give up. There's still time to improve and with the help of the lecturers and friends, I believe all of us can make it, to the US InsyaAllah. Believe in Him, Believe in Yourself, Don't Giveup and Keep Striving.

Aside the TOEFL and SAT, there's also several other life changing events that had happened. Some are good, others bad. I believe, you people also experienced things yourself right throughout Ramadhan this time?. Its up to you on how you want to take in the events that had happened. We should train our minds to see the good in everything that has happened in our lives.

I am sure there's actually a positive side to everything that had happened. As for me, it was really meaningful. Ramadhan this time really had taught me important things. What I'm hoping is that everything that has happened will eventually turn out alright in the end. All in all, it has been a really meaningful and wonderful month all the way. So that's it, my last Ramadhan in Malaysia before God knows what's going to happen. Goodnight Ramadhan, may Allah allow me meet you again next year InsyaAllah :).


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Priceless Love

Assalamualaikum,

It was a hot afternoon. I had just arrived at TBS about half-an hour ago*at the time the event happened* from KKTM Ledang by bus. I knew I had to come up with something to do since we arrived early around 2.30 pm but ayah could only come and pick me up at 6pm. So we*KJ n me* decided to take a trip to the MidValley Mega Mall.

The train, was packed*literally*. It wasn't on rush hour, but the number of people in there was definitely like one. I had to squeeze myself inside as to get a ride to the MidValley KTM station. Eventually, I managed to get hold of a pole near the exit of the train as to balance myself. That itself helped me to calm down. I was barely surviving when suddenly I heard a cry from behind.

I turned around and I saw a young couple of husband and wife with their children. The children, on my assumption, one was barely two-years-old. The other, his younger brother I presumed, was barely a year-old. The cry came out of the younger one. He was being hold by his father and while crying, holds out his hands to his mother. His mother, was actually carrying his older brother*You really should imagine the situation*

What the parents did after that was to exchange whom they were carrying and the younger brother stopped crying*Seems like little brother preferred their mother lah*. What I didn't mention before was that the father actually has his hands full holding bags but still somehow, managed to exchange without letting go any of the bags or the children. Within the packed train, it was kinda like a miracle that they managed to do it safely.

What I was amazed by was that the father was holding two heavy looking bags but still somehow managed the process. Then, came the older child. This one, was quite talkative and kept on asking questions*in a baby-ish way*. I observed that the father never fell tired answering the questions. I can see how he was trying his best to cope with the situation, with the heavy bags, the heavier child. Then there's also the questions he had to answer.

My heart felt warm when I saw the smiles of the children. To see the father, doing his best eventhough there were heavy challenges, trying to keep his children happy and smiling really touched my heart. Eventhough he was facing major discomfort with the bags and the tiny space in the train, he managed to successfully keep his children in a very cheerful mood. Infront of my own eyes, I can see the hardship that they went through to exchange the siblings but somehow they managed it successfully too.

I knew by then that what I saw or experienced just now was fatherly love. My dad always said that being a father was never an easy job, You would have to look after the well-being of your wife and children without neglecting your own personal needs. Most of the time, you would have to make sacrifices for the better of your loved ones. I can relate that to the above situation as the father tried his best to keep both of his children happy.

 Peeps,

To all of you who still have your fathers, do appreciate them. All fathers actually wants the best for their children and they will try their hardest to help achieve it. Being a father actually means a gigantic responsibility, which if you disobey, be prepared to feel the Wrath of Allah. A father, has the duty to lead his family towards Jannah.

One day, all of us will have the experience of being a father or mother sooner or later, By then, you will finally truly understand the actual value of this Priceless Love, given by The Creator, Allah.
*To the guys out there, please dont play with feelings of women you encounter. Women are fragile at times but if you care for them truly, they can become the strongest supporting person for a man.


Thursday, 9 July 2015

Ohana Means Family

Assalamualaikum,

Here I am again today, letting my thoughts flow through... It seems like just recently that I had stepped foot in KKTM Ledang. The day I went for the interview, I can recall clearly since it deliberately made changes to our holiday plans. Then, theres also the 13th of January, where after successfully going through the interview I registered there under a MARA programme.

What I couldn't correctly recall was how I ended up being Class Rep hha. I'm sure it was something that I could laugh about but awkwardly, I really can't remember LOL. For me, time surely went by fast this year, especially after I was admitted into college. I met many kinds of people, made new friends, new people that I could trust.

Somehow, being the Class Rep changed me I think. I'm thinking more of other people and lesser of myself. No longer the days where I would only think of being the best in class, trying to outsmart everybody. Now whenever theres free time, I would be thinking of whats best for the class to improve as a whole. Those people who I had barely knew for more than 7 months, I really look at them as my family now, people who I really care for. Also, Eventhough there're several extra work that I had to do, I really did enjoy the experience.

I'm hoping to keep a promise that I made with them. "Nobody gets left behind" is what I'm holding on to now. To be honest, I was really sad when I learnt that some are considering giving up and will probably not be repeating the TOEFL exams. I felt horrible. I kept asking myself, was it my fault that they didn't pass the test? Where did it went wrong? These questions still lingers in my head up until now*Peeps if you're reading this, I beg you guys please. Please don't give up. Many are willing to help, I'm willing to help. So please, do give it one more try...
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I know it will all come to an end shortly, this short experience in Ledang. We've got less than 4 months left. Everyone will be going their own separate ways after the end of MADPP program. To my classmates*Group E, no matter what happens after this, no matter what your choices are, I'll respect and acknowledge it. All I want is that for each and every one of you peeps to live your lives to the fullest. Don't ever let anything drag you down and if something does drag you down, always find a reason to bounce back alright?.

All in all, good luck and all the best peeps. It was fun, this several months. I really enjoyed meeting each and everyone of you. I beg forgiveness for all of my wrong doings, from the first time we meet up until now and in the future. May Allah bless all of us. I hope we'll still be in each others lives even after aging all those future years InsyaAllah. Ouh and one last thing peeps before I end this entry, I Love You All LillahiTa'ala. Lets do our best during these remaining times here.

Ohana




Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Forgotten Beauty

Assalamualaikum,

Hey there! This morning(The day I wrote this) was quite a day. It kickstarted*ngehh* with me coming late to class and having to stay outside the classroom for about 30 minutes*Thank God I have a kinda good reason for being late tho. It affected my mood and well, hermmm... Well, *nak buat mcm mana kan* It was my fault to begin with.

Whenever I'm troubled by something, my habit to overcome it is by looking around, trying to notice the nature around me. I don't usually share my problems with people even with my loved ones *I never know why but I rarely do. Sometimes, it kept bothering until at some point where I would start to blame things on myself and became miserable all-day long*macam gegirl kann haha* but I believe most people wouldn't notice cuz I'm pretty good at hiding my emotions or what I'm thinking of*acah.

I really appreciate nature even the smallest things because somehow it always helps to cool my head off. Some people always overlook the smallest things but even the smallest things are worth to have a look at. You see, actually we don't need the Grand Canyon or the Niagara Falls to really appreciate the beauty of nature. Even the slightest things, if you look close enough, are beautiful.

The Flower next to the KKTM Ledang surau :)
All we need to do is actually to truly open our eyes and notice our surroundings. I believe Allah created everything perfectly to fit its surroundings. Therefore peeps, don't miss the chance to have a look at His fine creations. Its all around us really hhe. All you need to do is notice :). By looking around, it really helps to sooth my mind. Somehow it reminds me that whatever we're going through, thick or thin, He will always be there beside us.

Afternoon Ledang Sky #NoFilter
I'm not saying that we shouldn't be excited when we're at the bigger sceneries such as The Grand Canyon. What I'm trying to point out is that we should also notice and appreciate those small things around us haha. I'm sure that that most of you have your own favourite sceneries around the world right? Well I've got mine too, and its from a local place in Malaysia. Theres two actually. But I prefer this one more XD.

Panorama view from the top of Penang Hill :D. My Favourite 
The sky, its so blue and at that time I was like "WOW!". Completely mesmerised by the view, I managed to capture a few photos but I think this one is the best xD. It gives off the 'On Top Of The World' feeling you know hhee. All the buildings under the sky made it more beautiful :).

The next one is from on top of Gunung Mat Cincang, Langkawi.

Gives off a more natural feeling
Took the photo above during my last visit to Langkawi. I remembered feeling anxious*gayat weyhh*. The wind was strong and I felt like I could be blown of the platform anytime ahaha*Exagerating*. When you reach the top yourself, you'll know how it feels :). rasa macam 'Cantiknyaa!!'

Somewhere during dawn around Penang
Mind you I took all of the above using only the camera of my phone about 10MP. You should really look around and enjoy the nature more. It's sad how most people could miss all the beauty around them. Open your eyes peeps. Observe the nature. You'll definitely feel better after spending some time appreciating The Forgotten Beauty. Believe me, I know :). 



Saturday, 4 July 2015

Ramadhan Al-Kareem

Assalamualaikum pipols,
Today its the 17th of Ramadhan. Time surely flies when ur busy with something. Hows ur Ramadhan this year? Is it better than last year? My Ramadhan this year is packed with Examination hha.

Before Ramadhan, I had to prepare for my SAT Test. After that, I had to focus for my TOEFL Exams. Fortunately, both of them are now in the past and am now waiting for the results. InsyaAllah, would be flying to the US either at the end of this year or early next year.

I'm hoping to get the best of Ramadhan this year since its the last one before leaving Malaysia. Ramadhan this year for me*setakat ni* its quite a challenge since its my first time Fasting in a college*where all the food I have to buy by myself*. I had to calculate carefully or else wouldnt have anything to eat at the end before Raya hha.

Ramadhan is the time when we should focus more on our spiritual values since it is full of Barakah. We should fill our times by doing good deeds rather than time wasting activities. For me, Ramadhan this year is really meaningful. I had to learn more self control*literally* as it is my first Ramadhan not as a boarding school student XD.

Helped Madam Aliah to clean her new house :D
Also after Ramadhan, Madam Aliah will move into her new house near the college. We lend her a helping hand*we're free anyways that evening* and in return she sent us to the bazaar Ramadhan*a really big help since none of us have any licensce yet hha. She also gave us some money for us to buy food for Iftar*Thank You Madam :D.

Ramadhan, its not all about good food n stuff. The way I see it, the important thing is how u spend ur Ramadhan. Either with good things or lesser things. It would be a waste to spend Ramadhan just like any other month since Allah has promised great things to those who really appreciate Ramadhan the real way. Not to mention there's also the Lailatul Qadr night, where our prayers will surely be granted by Allah S.W.T.

So peeps, theres about two weeks left of Ramadhan this year. Spend it Wisely :)


Thursday, 30 April 2015

People Come and Go, But LIfe GoES oN

Assalamualaikum,
Kali nih Imma write a dedication to all those yg akan leave the MADPP Programme
especially for my own classmate, Inani Husna Zamri. Well, its been a great privilege
to meet these guys. Eventho kejap je kan? 4 bulan from 13th of January smpai ke
harini hha. I'm sure yg each class ada yg akan pergi for a better offer. Alhamdulillah,
its their rezeki utk dpat offer2 tu.

If we really are their friend, kita x akan halang dorg pergi since its for the better their
own future. I've really enjoyed the times here kat KKTM Ledang with new friends and
all. Tapi mcm x sangka lak enn seawal nihh ada yg dah nak pergi hha*Sobs a bit* hha.


Tis lucky gal got an offer from JPA-MARA

Sedih x sedih, its life. People come and go. When they aren't with us x bermaksud
yg kita bukan kawan dah kann? Juga x bermaksud yg kita xkan jumpa lagi hehe...
Believe me, its small world. Ada rezeki, ada jodoh InsyaAllah jumpa lah lagi kwn2
kita :D. Lagi lah dengan all those Gadgets n techs yg mass produce zaman sekarang
hha. Kalau nak tiap2 hari leh bersembang hhe.

So, let em go. Let it go. Let them chase their dreams to ensure and obtain a brighter
future. The brighter the future, the higher the chance of meeting again*Iye dakk??
hha. Well, thats my opinion of life lah. Bab benda2 ni jngn halang :). Ni rezeki
masing2. Allah Maha Adil. Dia curahkan semua rezeki dan peluang. Its up to us to
grab it, the chances.

Sempat snap a selfie be-ramai2 hehe


Its life, people come and go. Kengkawan kita ber-ganti2 especially bila pergi tmpat
baru. For me, each of them have their own place in us. Selagi kita x lupakan
dorg*the ones yg jauh, they will always have a special place in our hearts. Jadi xyah
down sngt about perpisahan2 nih hhe. InsyaAllah ada rezeki jumpa lah lagi hhe :D.

So goodluck lah to all, yg JPA-MARA ke, Bank Negara ke, UWC etc..
I Wish you all goodluck in undertaking your own future. Eventho berpisah sekarang.
Believe me, it will not be the last. Its not the last time we meet each other hhe. Selagi
kita melangkah di atas Bumi ini, yakinlah yg kita akan bertemu lagi :).

Orait, so thats it for this time*x reti gua nk tulis panjang2 hahaahahaha...


*Goodluck Nani on your future Journeyy hehe :D.
**Ingat janji ditepati wehh haha xD