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Monday, May 26, 2008

Internship: SIRIM

Today marks the first day of my 2 1/2 months of internship with SIRIM based in Shah Alam. So far, all is good. The staff has all been nice in helping me get around. I will most likely be part of a project of extracting acids from palm oil,which sounds quite cool.

May this experience help me in my future career path. Ameen.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Good Luck Vandy

Here, I'd like to wish the best of luck to Vandy's contingent to the Midwest games. All the best my friends. Main la bersungguh2.. Menang la banyak2..heheh..

And especially to the volley ballers. All the best guys. You can do it with out me. hahahahahha.. (lps ni kena la ni)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sports Sequence

This summer proves to be a very interesting sequence of sports. First it was the Thomas Cup which Malaysia sadly lost.

Tonight, the long awaited Champions League Final between Manchester and Chelsea. Even though I'm a fan of neither both, my hatred for Chelsea makes me hope for MU. It's been quite a while since I stayed up to watch soccer matches. I remembered in 2004 in Dungun when we would wake up at 3 o'clock in the morning to watch CL. And I also remembered watching the 04/05 finals between Porto and Monaco in D3 via small 17" tv. And the room was packed! Ah, the good old days! Tak begitu member2 sains dungun?

What's more exciting comes right up. The Euro 2008 finals in Austria and Switzerland. I'll be rooting for my all time favorite team, France. Again, I'll be staying up late.

Then would be SUKMA ke 12 in my home town, Terengganu. I'll be going to that big new stadium for sure. And Sakinah, if you're reading this, Trg has a big brand new airport now, and yes, with aircond. So you should come also. lol.

And the grand finale, the icing on this wonderful sports sequence cake, what else if not the Beijing Summer Olympics. I'm truly hoping that Malaysia would be able to cure it's heartache of losing the Thomas Cup by winning gold here.

What a summer this is!

The Bitter Feeling of Loosing

I was watching the semi finals of the Thomas Cup with my brother and mom the other day between Malaysia and China, and I must tell you, what a bitter feeling it was to see Malaysia bowing out at the semis for the second time running.

It's been a while since I watched badminton. So my brother filled most of my gaps up.

In the first match, Lee Chong Wei (ranked world number 2) defeated the number one ranked Lin Dan with a straight set. After that win, I truly felt and believed that Malaysia could cause an upset by defeating badminton giants, China.

Owh, how was I proven wrong! The decision to field in two inconsistent players (Koo Kien Kiat/Tan Boong Heong) instead of the more experienced Chong Tan Fook/Lee Wan Wah proved costly as Malaysia was defeated in the 2nd match. Evergreen Wong Coon Han lost to Bao Chun Lai straight set in the third match.

What was amongst the proudest moment that evening was the victory of two Malays, the pair of Ahmad Zakry Latif/Fairuzizuan Tazari. They defeated China again, straight set. The final defining match saw Hafiz Hashim bow down to Chen Jin.

It was very upsetting to be frank. Not for once, Malaysia truly had the players and capability to win the semi tie. What went wrong, to my naive badminton knowledge, were the tactics deployed. They shouldn't field in Koo/Tan pair in the first place. Other than that, Hafiz Hashim seemed a fringe of the player who used to grace the All England i n 2003. Maybe age was a factor, but Hafiz really seemed low with confidence.

Well, try again Malaysia in 2010!

Lodging Police Reports

I noticed recently that people are lodging police reports regarding unfulfilled promises. How absurd?

Recently Bulletin Utama reported that an ex-UiTM Shah Alam student lodged a police report claiming that the new PKR government of Selangor failed to fulfill a promise made in their GE manifesto. Read the full Berita Harian article here.

I've noticed a sudden change of police duties since the 2008 GE. Cops are not only keeping our streets safe from criminals, they're also keeping us safe from liars!! Wow!! I mean, how cool is that? You don't see cops doing something like that anywhere. Not even in the US.

You see, cops in the US don't see the danger these liars can cause us. Where as actually, their harm can be even greater than that of murderers. That's why our beloved PDRM is even actually putting an effort in investigating such reports.

If everyone is filling police reports, I want to file one too. I'm thinking about lodging a police report regarding my kampung's tok penghulu. Day in and day out, all he does is nothing. You never see him, heck he never even opens windows at all! Not that I see an air conditioner anywhere in his house. I wonder how he breathes. Me and my siblings always joke around saying that our tok penghulu is so secretive because he is hiding Osama Laden some where in that house. We were never proved wrong.

The longkang beside my house, and his house too (the longkang is in between), which should be flowing water from the flats to the parit is hardly flowing at all. It's almost a jungle down there. Mosquitoes call that longkang home. And what does the penghulu do? NOTHING!! Shouldn't I file a police report too??

You know, this is what I like about Malaysia. It's true as they say, that Malaysia is full of surprises. When you watch Hollywood cop shows, simultaneously you picture cops dealing with criminals, murderers, robbers and so forth. Well not here in Malaysia you can't think like that. I bet one day, Gerak Khas will be airing an episode when a guy comes in and lodges one of these idiotic reports.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Life in far..

It's been almost 2 weeks, my stay here in Malaysia.. And it is freaking HOT. I can't even leave the house without sweating. I am barely with my shirt on in the house. I even go out in the yard shirtless. The heat is truly unbearable to an extent that I can even do nothing and sweat.

And here's basically my daily schedule.

I wake up for subuh at around 6.30. By 7, I send my brother and mom to school. Only by doing so am I possible to use the car for the day. After going back, I go and buy myself breakfast. After that, I qada my sleep for a while.

Wake up, do the laundry and dishes. After that, I usually call my friends and go hang out.

Here's some pictures of my stay so far:

That's a picture of me with some friends at UTP. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I went to UTP the day after arriving to visit my sister. Silly of me for not taking pictures with her. Oh well, I'll have plenty of time to do so later.

Beating the heat by going swimming. This is the most sopan picture I could find.

Bowling. Lesson learned: Don't bowl after 2 hours swimming. It's a pain to the arm!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Aduhai Bangsa KU!!

I read this from my father's blog. I also read it at this blog. Papers everywhere are also reporting it.

The chronic states of our youths of today.

These ape like creatures were seen partying wildly and drunkenly during those wee hours of 4 am at a private party in Port Dickson.

As Umar Ibn Al-Khattab once said, "If you want to see the future of a country, look at it's youth today,". The future of Malaysia, in my perspective, does look a little too gloomy in this case. I really don't like what I'm seeing. Ape like creatures ruling the country? No way.

But then again, in this Bolehland Islam Hadhari country that we live in, anything goes.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Virus Sending Apology

Salam sume.

Here, I'd like to say an apology to all those people that I might of sent a virus to via YM. I was using my mom's school laptop and apparently, the laptop had the virus. Sorry again to those involved.

And one more thing. I am currently an available most of the time through YM. The broadband internet at my house sucks big time. Worse part is, I can only access the internet through my mother's school laptop, which, as mentioned, had the virus. After reformatting my laptop last week, I haven't installed most drives and what so ever, thus preventing me to use my computer for accessing the internet at my house. And I also didn't bring back my CD installer.

Well, that basically sums up my stay at Malaysia for now. Except for the food that is (which is great!!!).

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Back and Rolling!

Alhamdulillah, after about 22 hours of flight alone (not including transit that is), I've finally made it back to Malaysia!

It was tiring to say the least, and boring too. Probably the most boring flight ever. But with the help of a few movies, my Sansa, and The Kite Runner (thanks uti), the boringness was reduced. I reached Malaysia just as scheduled, 12.15 pm.

Tomorrow I'll be heading to UTP to visit my sister before heading back to Terengganu the day later. At UTP insyaAllah I'll be able to meet some long lost school friends as well. Can't wait.

Well, that's probably it for now. I haven't got any pictures so far, but will post them on Flickr and this blogsite as well.

Until then, Salam..