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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 :).

video

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