Au chakk!

18:50

Hello there!

I'm still alive. It just that my schedule is a bit tight right now and finals is due in a week. So, I'm struggling to stay sane.


Zero to PRO

14:11



When you're mad it is better for you to not utter any word, because you might hurt others. You have two choices, either you will utter some bad words or just shut up and try to calm yourself.

Being professional is by acting like nothing was happened with the same person who made you mad a few minutes ago and continue to complete the task.

And use some nice words although you want to complain and please do not shout.





Churros

13:56


Yang Kuning tu Churros, yang coklat tu penambah rasa.

Kami budak yang tinggal di kolej, dah dua bulan tak balik rumah. Jadi rasa nak makan benda-benda yang dimasak sendiri tu rasa membuak-buak sangat. Bosan asyik makan kat kedai. Dah boleh bayang perasaan seorang lelaki yang kahwin tapi hari-hari bini dia ajak pergi makan kat luar. Muak tau makan kat kedai hari-hari, pergi pasar malam pun dah bosan. Makanan yang sama dan penjual yang sama untuk setiap minggu.


Minggu lepas teringin nak makan benda-benda macam ni, maksud saya makanan yang takde kat kedai tapi boleh buat sendiri. Contohnya macam cekodok pisang, kek batik, dan pelbagai lagi. Hari tu masa pergi berkelah kat sungai, ada kawan masakkan Churros ni, jadi aku minta resipi Churros dengan dia.

Buat pengetahuan anda semua, nama dia Wawa. Wawa bagi resipi ni dekat Twitter, tak payah pergi Google. Ehehehe. Jadi pada hari Jumaat yang lalu bersempena dengan saya tidak mempunyai kelas pada hari tersebut kami memasak Churros! Apa yang diperlukan untuk buat Churros?

1 Sudu Besar Mentega
*Kami pakai Planta, sebab susah nak beli Mentega disebabkan kami tidak mempunyai peti sejuk.

1 Sudu Besar Gula

1/2 Sudu Kecil Garam
*Sebab Planta dah masin sedikit, jadi kami pakai suku 1/4 sudu sahaja.

1 Mangkuk Kecil Tepung
*Kami takde mangkuk kecil, jadi pakai cawan. Kalau pakai cawan jadi dua cawan.

1 Biji Telur Saiz A
*Kami ada telur saiz B sahaja, jadi pakai dua biji

1 Gelas Air

Nutella
*Kalau rasa Nutella mahal, boleh je beli yang jenama JW tu

Peanut Butter
*Boleh pilih sama ada nak Peanut Butter sepenuhnya ataupun yang campur-campur dengan Anggur, Strawberri tu.

Resipi ini sesuai untuk pelajar yang tinggal di kolej, tapi tak boleh pakai periuk nasi la, kena pakai multicooker. Aku buat Churros ini dengan "Mak" aku. Okey bukan Ibu. "Mak" aku tu Farah, sebab dia suka bagi kami makan, aku dan Sarah panggil dia "Mak".

"Mak" ada dapur elektrik kat rumah dia, jadi kami berkampung di sana la pada petang Jumaat.

Macam mana nak buat?


1. Cairkan 1 sudu besar marjerin.


2. Masukkan satu gelas air


3. Masukkan satu sudu besar gula


4. Masukkan setengah sudu kecil garam

5. Selepas campuran ini mendidih, masukkan tepung. 


6. Kecilkan api, dan terus gaul. 
*Langkah ini perlu dilakukan dengan pantas untuk mengelakkan acuan itu berketul. 
Tak nampak sudu, kamera saya takde shutter speed




7. Masukkan telur dan kacau sehingga sebati.

8. Langkah seterusnya adalah menggentel, acuan ini suam jadi tiada masalah


9. Seterusnya adalah masa untuk goreng, tak perlu tunggu acuan tu jadi sejuk. 
Kami cuba pelbagai saiz.

Churros dah siap, lepas tu kami buat coklat pula. Boleh je pakai coklat biasa, tapi sebab nak sedap kami campurkan Nutella dan Peanut Butter. Gaul sehingga sebati dan siap!


Sedap dimakan pada waktu minum petang. Selamat Mencuba!





I'm grateful for these! 

After cooking Churros, I went to KL for an escapism session with Nawal and Mimi who just survived IB. On Saturday morning, we went to Pusat Darah Negara and I managed to donate 450ml of blood since my weight had increased, because before this I can only donate 350ml.

Then, we went to Jalan TAR, and I accidentally grabbed a paisley hijab and lip balm from Body Shop at SOGO. I hope those two are beneficial for me because I'm in a state of broke after buying the ink cartridge. I think I have done lots of printing, because that was my third ink cartridge for this semester.

I supposed to go back to college because I want to watch a play but I was still at SOGO at 7pm, so the plan changed, we went to KLCC because Mimi wanted to spent her book voucher, and wallah I got one book!


After shopping, we went to KMB because Kahkah (Afiqah)'s brother was waiting. Kahkah is Nawal and Mimi's friend. Got the chance to go to KMB again! I never went to KMB in the daylight, so the next morning I woke up at KMB!

We went for a walk, and then had some breakfast. The feeling was so like living in hostel all over again. After Nawal finish packing her stuff, we went back. Nawal send me to KTM station and then I board the train. 

I was lucky, Farah, Fatin, Aswa and Ana cooked Nasi Beriani! So I joined the girls and then continued my assignments and cooked Churros again!



Be yourself!

16:11

Kami sedang menikmati sarapan di Dewan Selera, di sebuah kolej bertaraf dunia yang terletak di antara ladang-ladang kelapa sawit. Menikmati soto yang seakan-akan sama dengan soto sewaktu di zaman persekolahan. Pagi Ahad yang nyaman dan tenang. Para pelajar ramai yang tiada, ada yang sudah pulang apatah lagi peperiksaan besar mereka sudah tamat.

Kuah sup dihirup, dan tiba-tiba Nawal berkata, "Hai Aida! Kali ni baru betul namanya, selama ni asyik tertukar denga nama kakaknya."

Aku melihat gadis itu. Lemah-lembut gayanya.

Nawal kemudian menyambung, "Dia tu cantik, baik, sopan, lemah-lembut, pandai."

"Be yourself!" Mimi terus memotong.

"Okay, be yourself." Nawal menjawab.

"Eh, lupa nak tambah, dia tu kaya." Mimi menambah.

Aku terus cakap, "Be yourself."

Kami terus ketawa.


***********

Dalam hidup ini jangan asyik nak bandingkan diri kita dengan orang lain, nanti tak bahagia. Jadi diri sendiri, rezeki yang Allah tetapkan untuk setiap orang berbeza. Cantik itu berbeza berdasarkan perspektif orang. Sopan santun itu boleh dicapai. Lemah-lembut itu bergantung kepada setiap individu. Ada orang lahir-lahir pun memang dah lemah lembut, tapi ada juga yang ganas sedikit. Tak kisah, asalkan hati baik. Kepandaian itu anugerah tuhan, ada orang pandai dalam bidang itu, ada orang pandai dalam bidang lain.

Be yourself! Don't try to imitate other person.

Don't change your name, 
don't change your accent, 
don't change your heritage, 
don't denigrate a humble upbringing. 
Be true to yourself and you'll ring true to the world.



The difference that I made

15:51


He says the problem with teacher is, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"

He reminds the other dinner guests that it's true what they say about teachers: Those who can, do; those who can't, teach.

I decide to bite my tongue instead of his and resist the temptation to remind the other dinner guests that it's also true what they say about lawyers.

Because we're eating, after all, and this is polite company.

"I mean, you're a teacher, Taylor," he says. "Be honest. What do you make?"
And I wish he hadn't done that (asked me to be honest) because, you see, I have a policy about honesty and butt-kicking: if you ask for it, I have to let you have it.

You want to know what I make?

I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.

I can make a C+ feel like a Congressional Medal of Honor and an A- feel like a slap in the face. How dare you waste my time with anything less than your very best?!

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of study hall in absolute silence.

No, you may not work in groups.
No, you may not ask a question.
Why won't I let you get drink of water? Because you're not thirsty, you're bored, that's why.

I make parents tremble in fear when I call home:

I hope I haven't called at a bad time. I just wanted to talk to you about something Billy said today.
Billy said. "Leave the kid alone. I still cry sometime, don't you?"
And it was the noblest act of courage I have ever seen.

I make parents see their children for who they are and what they can be.

You want to know what I make?

I make kids wonder.
I make them question.
I make them criticise.
I make them apologise and mean it.
I make them write,write,write.
And then I make them read.

I make them spell definitely beautiful, definitely beautiful, definitely beautiful over and over and over again until they will never misspell either one of those words again.

I make them show all their work in math.

And hide it on their final drafts in English.

I make them understand that if you got this (brains), then you follow this (heart) and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you make, you give them this (the finger).

Let me break it down for you, so you know what I say is true: I make a difference! What about you?


From Reader's Digest September 2011 Edition: What Teachers Make, or Objection Overruled, or If Things Don't Work Out, You Can Always Go to Law School. - Taylor Mali



Cottton Candy

12:44

Selepas beberapa hari diserang suhu kepanasan melampau, pagi ini dilimpahi rahmat hujan.


Beautiful cotton candy. I hope you can see it with your own eyes.

Hukum

19:14

Pagi tadi terbaca satu tweet ni, bunyinya lebih kurang macam ini la, "Hukum Snell yang belajar masa kat sekolah dulu korang dah lupa tapi Hukum Karma yang cikgu tak pernah ajar boleh pulak ingat."

Hahaha, terasa. Sebab rasa bersalah, tadi cari balik pasal Hukum Snell. Mula-mula bantai cakap "Hukum Snell tu yang pasal gas tu kan?"

Rupa-rupanya lepas google, salah sama sekali! Hukum Snell tu pasal cahaya, tak berkait langsung dengan gas. Banyak betul yang dah lupa. :(

Insecurities vs Confident

11:05

You want to keep your head low 
You hope no one will ever care about that piece of paper
The teachers do not even recognise you
You are hoping people will not ask you

The insecurities, it makes you depressed. You tried your best or maybe you've thought so but you failed. Others who do not understand might say it's nothing at all but living in a place where the piece of paper means everything (for that particular time) will suck out your confidence.

You walk like you own the world
Your name is on the top of the list 
Every teachers know you
People are looking up at you 

The confidence comes uninvited. That is the glory of being a best student, it is an ego boost. You walk everywhere beneath the compound and people know you. Everyone hopes to fill the spot (everyone with determination).

You are behind the shadow of that one person
He shines better than you
The shining statue makes your presence unseen
You walk beside him and people do not see you

Being insignificant is saddening, that is what I feel. People around you shine too bright and you don't know how to shield it, so that you will catch others' attention. You do look like a stone between the gems, although  the truth is you are covered by a thin piece of dust but inside, you are the most expensive gem.


I've experienced those situations and somehow this three situation might be happening to everyone, the top, the middle and the bottom. I just hope these experiences can help me in understanding my future students and I hope I can say this : We can work it out dear, don't you worry child.

Tiga : Berbasikal

23:04



Walaupun orang kata orang yang timbang berat badan hari-hari sebagai seorang yang "freak" tapi aku tetap nak kena timbang berat badan hari-hari. Sebab kalau tak timbang berat hari-hari maka jadilah macam sekarang, makan dengan tidak terkawal sebab tiada pengawal, mesin berat tu umpama pengawal la. Bila timbang hari-hari, kurang-kurang dapat tahu kalau dah terlebih makan. Ini tak, bila badan dah rasa tak sihat, tak selesa dan asyik semput, barulah sedar yang berat badan dah naik dengan mendadak.

Kalau kat rumah memang ada mesin penimbang, kalau rumah kat kolej semester lepas, teman serumah ada mesin penimbang, tapi semester ni dah takde, jadi bila pergi pasaraya je baru boleh timbang. Makanya bila nak masak sahaja baru pergi pasaraya. Bila timbang, mata membesar dengan tiba-tiba akibat terkejut. *Over

Tapi tetap masuk dalam pasaraya, beli sayur banyak-banyak, sayur pun dah harga RM12 rupanya. Itu baru beli tomato, kacang buncis, cauliflower, lobak merah, belum lagi sayur pelik-pelik. Hari ni Nana masak paprik. Mula-mula baru rancang nak makan sikit tapi tengok-tengok bertambah nasi juga, walaupun baru sedar berat dah naik mendadak.

Lepas beli barang, sempat lagi makan aiskrim. Sebab ada satu kedai baru buka ni bagi diskaun 20%, lepas tu konon-konon nak gembirakan diri sebab minggu ni tekanan perasaan maha hebat, selain daripada dah lama tak pergi berjimba, jadi bila dapat makan benda yang sedikit mahal, hati rasa gembira, sebab makanan tu sedap tapi dompet menangis la.

Balik kolej, masak sekejap. Lepas tu keluar pergi berbasikal. Nak dijadikan cerita, tempat penyewaan basikal tu tak sediakan pengepam angin, maka terpaksalah Sarah, Farah dan aku menuntun basikal ke kolej lelaki sebab nak pinjam pengepam Chuan. Malu wa cakap lu duduk depan blok lelaki, dah la ramai senior, lepas tu siap ada tegur lagi, tayar pancit ke?

Selesai mengepam tayar, itu pun semua Chuan yang buat, kami pergi berbasikal sampai ke tasik. Ada la dalam 15 minit nak sampai sana, memang hari ni hari membina muscle, pagi tadi angkut kerusi, air mineral berkotak-kotak, makanan berbungkus-bungkus dan macam-macam lagi. Balik rumah, makan.


Nana masakkan paprik masa aku pergi berbasikal, lepas tu aku pergi masak telur dadar dekat rumah Farah, sebab rumah kami pakai periuk nasi je jadi tak mampu nak masak telur dadar, tapi sebenarnya Farah yang masakkan telur tu. hehehe

Lepas makan malam, ada pulak supper. Asyik makan je, sampai Ibu pun cakap, tu la asyik makan malam-malam tapi memang sekarang asyik makan berat malam-malam, sebab sekarang waktu malam je macam kosong sikit, tapi kosong pun lepas pukul 10 malam la.

Siapa baik, hadiahkan aku mesin penimbang berat, please!!!!! 

VLOG

17:14

VLOG: Video Blogging

I accidentally owned a vlog because it was a class task, that every student is required to complete it. The topic is, Interest. What are you interested in?

At first, I want to make a video about my obsession towards novel but then my plan was ruined because of some incident which did not allow me to go home. I need to go home, because most of my novels are there, although I have more than 10 novels under my bed at college but, I have to do justice, I can't leave my loves at home or they might suck and hate me. Okay, I sound like a freak now.

So, I choose to do a vlog about my hobby in collecting postcard. Luckily I did post about postcards in my previous post (which is long ago), so I have the pictures of them!

I, myself do not know, when did this obsession start? Maybe after reading the novel "Relevankah Aku di Hatimu" by Rnysa. Kaduk and Akasyah exchange postcard to keep in touch, and then from being best friend  they turn into a married couple. Okay, all of my postcards were sent by my girlfriends and no guy ever send me one. 

Later, I read another novel, the title is "Si Mangkuk Tingkat". A novel by Faziela. I forgot the characters' names but the guy is a pilot. Every time he goes abroad, he will send a postcard home to his wife. That makes me want to marry a pilot but then when I think about it, it is a NO. I am afraid if I cannot stand to not see my husband everyday. A pilot's schedule is unpredictable. Oh god! I've thought too much!!

Before I write more nonsense thing, it is better if I put the video below:



Comment by myself

Pronunciation: There were some mistakes but I don't care, my workloads are increasing.
Voice Projection: I guess I should drink more water


So, any random blog reader or followers who always read my writing this is the time to listen to my voice! At first, I did insert a recorded video of mine but I cancelled it because "I IZ MALUUU". Pardon me!



Solat

00:29


Untuk belajar ni hati kena tenang. Sebab tu kena jaga solat.

*** Schubert Serenade - Hlovate***

Terfikir: 

Orang yang ingat mati mesti solat akan terjaga. Solat juga di awal waktu. Bila awak ingat mati, maknanya awak tahu yang awak akan mati bila-bila sahaja, mungkin seminit dua lagi, mungkin sejam dua lagi, mungkin juga sesaat dua lagi. Jadi bila dengar seruan azan tu akan cepat-cepat cari tikar sejadah. Bukan duduk berkiblatkan kerja, "study" atau mungkin juga Facebook. Mana tahu, masa tengah duduk syok komen-komen dekat Facebook tu tiba-tiba ajal sampai. Macam mana nak menghadap Allah kalau satu solat tak tertunai?

Cuba ingat balik kot kot ada solat yang pernah terlupa nak buat ke. Masa zaman jahiliiyah dulu, zaman solat celang celup tu, cuba ingat balik kot kot ada zaman macam tu ke. Cuba ganti setakat mana yang mampu, kalau dah tak ingat tu, perbanyakkan solat sunat. Banyak jenis solat sunat yang ada, dari solat sunat sebelum Subuh, sampai solat tahajud sebelum masuk Subuh.

Dulu masa kat sekolah, kami semua amalkan solat sunat hajat selepas solat Maghrib. Bila selalu duduk buat, rasa janggal nak tinggal. Pernah juga terdengar "Bila dah buat satu amalan tu untuk 40 hari secara berterusan, insyaAllah akan melekat." Jadi amalkanlah solat di awal waktu hari-hari, mungkin akan melekat juga.

Demi Tuhan yang menciptakan langit tanpa tiang




Hibernate

01:04

Fina was hibernating, she went to the place that she loves.








A date

15:08

I was supposed to go to a cycling date yesterday evening but unfortunately the plan had changed. The person who is in charge with the bicycles was late and we changed the plan. We went to the lake by taxi. The fun is not there. 

Yesterday, I went to the lake with Farah, Sarah, Xhin, Mei, Chuan and Harold. There were two bicycles only which owned by Chuan and his twin, Cheng. At first Chuan and Harold cycled there and the girls went there by taxi.

I finished a lap of jogging with Sarah there, the path is about 2km and thank God I still have my stamina after a month without jogging.

Then, Farah and I met our colleague, Afiq. He lives there and his house is very nice. Lucky him, as everyone is wishing to have a house there. A house that face the lake directly is not that easy to be found.

We walked while having a chit-chat. It was fun although there were lots of people including the foreigners (most of them are Bangladesh people). I felt like I was in a foreign country not Malaysia because the Bangladesh people were playing football and they wore their traditional clothes. Mind-boggling. 

We were talking in English and I heard people around us were whispering and mocking us, but we were occupied with our conversation so we kept talking. 

Farah and I sent Afiq to his house and met the other group. We walked to where they parked the bicycle and then they grabbed some ice-cream from the vendor. Suddenly, I heard someone shouted. It was Nana, my roommate. She did say that she wanted to go to the lake to, so I wasn't surprised but then I caught a sight of Ana and she came to me. I asked her "What are you doing here?"

"Saja. Aku datang dengan kawan aku dari Poli tu."

Okay, Labour Day is not a suitable day to go to the lake because the crowd there was enormous and it was a bit uncomfortable to jog especially when you are a girl because some naughty boys will tease you.

Farah went back first because she had class that night. We were kept talking and surprisingly Sarah knew how to do a Waltz Dance and she taught Xhin and Chuan to dance.

We went back when the clock showed 7pm. This time, Chuan and Xhin cycled back while Nana gave us a lift and there was Chris too. Mei, Sarah, Harold and I sat at the back and we were talking non-stop. Actually Harold is a Korean Exchanged Student, so we talked about driving. Well.. Korean drive on the right side.


Legoland : This is my block.

The lake.

Random is My Middle Name

13:11

The randomness trait in my gene is unstoppable, and yet I don't know where did I get the trait.

I called my Mum yesterday, "Ibu, kakak rasa nak balik malam ni, boleh tak?" It was 12pm and I was still in my room and my Mum said, "Okay, baliklah."

I've bought the ticket last week, but the ticket is for the next two days. "Habis tu kalau tiket burn takpe ke?"

"Dah nak balik sangat, biar je la. Kakak takde kelas ke hari Khamis?"

"Ada tapi satu je, kelas petang tu macam takde je."

"Okay, baliklah." My mum agreed.

Then, I went to the bus station but it was 5pm because we were too busy that afternoon. Sadly, there was no bus ticket left. Okay, today is Labour Day so logically the bus ticket were sold out and there is election process next week, so everyone is going home. 

I tried to look for ticket by calling there and there, the operator said that the tickets were sold out until 4th May. Okay I accepted the fact and believe that everything happens for reasons. 

The truth is,  I'm having fun today and gained a lot of new things, and I achieved something.

1. I finished my assignments
I got few more assignments left before proceeding with final examination. Four more weeks to final, and I think I should start being serious and prioritize my priority.

2. I learned to cook "Ayam Kurma".
I feel inferior. Everyone here is good at cooking. Yesterday, Farah cooked Ayan Kurma because she invited her US friends for a hang out at her house. We cooked, and watched movie and Sarah was there too.

3. I had a movie night
I met Sarah and Meredith, two exchanged students from US. They are Farah and Sarah's friends. We watched a movie, The Notebook. The movie was quite boring, and I fell asleep.

4. I enjoyed a night walk
We send Sarah and Mer to KAB. Can you imagine three malay girls and two blondes walk in the dark at 12 am? It was breezy!

5. We walked to Proton City
Okay this is the weirdest thing that people here ever do. No one ever walk there, except for Larian Hijau. We woke up early in the morning and start walking at 7 am where everyone is still sleeping. Reached there at 8 am, and then ate Murtabak Ayam at Mamak. After hanging out at the Proton City's Lake we start walking back at 10.30 am.

Luckily, the weather was breezy and the sun didn't kill us.




The day doesn't end yet. I have a cycling date with my classmates this evening and then I wish I can grab Nasi Kerabu at Pasar Malam! Tomorrow is Thursday and I got two classes or maybe one class and then I'll board home!