Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Life's Like That...

Assalamu'alaikum...

Son:
I can't believe I'm already in my final year...I'm too young to grad...

Dad:
Your life is just about to begin
For me, I'm already nearing the end, but you still have a long way to go...

Just a conversation I had with my dad in the car during the recent end semester break.

I wonder how's he doing when he was at my age...
He married Ummi at my current age by the way...

The fact that he's married at that time, we're in totally different worldview.
Of course...
A married man, who was an Islamic students leader back in his University (in Tasmania)
VS
a carefree, single student who is still finding his way in this world...

Like I said, 2 completely different worldviews...

No wonder both of them (Ummi and Bab) desperately want me to study or work abroad....
It's the exposure that's important...
They want me to look at this world from a different perspective...
and Alhamdulillah, despite not being able to live abroad yet, I still got a bit of exposure by being in UIA and making friends with local and international students from all around the world...

I learnt to accept differences...
To respect others' worldviews...
and many more...

Like my classmate, the cute Miss Shahnaz always said, we're all wanderers, learners in this life...
I agree with that as life is a continuous learning process...
Even our biological system is continuously learning...
Take our immune system for example...
Exposure of foreign organism initiates sequence of pathways that eventually help and educate our body to overcome the disease.

In life, we'll make mistakes, blunders.
Sometimes, the things that we did affect others' lives also...
in a terrible way, I mean...
we just wish that we could turn back time...
but we couldn't...
unless someone invent a time-travelling machine...

but we shouldn't give up hope...
there's always light at the end of the tunnel...
Make sure we learn something valuable and try to not repeat the same mistakes...

Life's like that.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

For Your Pleasure

Assalamu'alaikum

DIY = Do It Yourself
FYI = For Your Information
FYP = ?
For Your Pleasure?

Wrong.

FYP or F.Y.P. means Final Year Project (in IIUM at least).

Nowadays, people are always 'on the go'.
'On the go' means you are too busy that you don't have the time to catch your breath.
Alright, that was too exaggerated.
It means, you cannot afford to lose the precious time for all those tiny, unimportant things such as proper word.

There are loads of SMS (Short Message Service) language, internet language and so on.
For some people, it's all about convenience, for some it's destroying the beauty of the language.

However, that's not what I'll discuss in here.
This post is supposed to be about my F.Y.P.

As mentioned in my previous post,
my F.Y.P. is entitled
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Blood Parasite Infection in a rural area in Kuantan.
But the venue may be changed to Pekan.
So the word "Kuantan" in the title may be changed to Pahang or Pekan.

As I explained in my previous post

Basically, I'll join the mobile blood donation campaign of Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan
in a rural area.
Then I'll take blood sample from the donor,
give the donor a questionnaire,
bring the blood sample to the lab
and detect the presence of blood parasite (such as Plasmodium sp.)

Using the results of the labwork and data from the questionnaire,
analysis using SPSS software will be made.
That's it.

The main parasites that I expect to find (or not) are Plasmodium sp., Wuchereria bancrofti, and Brugia malayi.

If you noticed, the name Brugia malayi was coined because it can be found in the Malaya region. There's also Brugia pahangi, which as the name suggest, can be found in Pahang.
I'm proud to be Malaysian!

Plasmodium sp., as all of us know (or not), is the culprit behind the notorious disease, Malaria.
Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi are the culprit behind Lymphatic Filariasis/Elephantiasis/Untut
The interesting part is all three of them are transmitted by mosquito.
So, what are you waiting for?
Go and buy a bottle of Ridsect.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with the company, though.

Since mosquito is intimately involved in the diseases transmission, most questions in my questionnaire aim to identify the risk factors connected to the mosquito such as the presence of ideal breeding ground for the mosquitoes and so on.

Right now I'm finalising my questionnaire while waiting for the blood sucking day next week.
It has nothing to do with fake vampires in the Twilight movie, by the way.

To wrap this up, I'd like to remind you F.Y.P, like other acronyms, can give different meanings, subject to people's own interpretation.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Journey of My Life?

Assalamu'alaikum.

What's with the title?
I'm still 21.
There's nothing much to tell.
But I don't have a choice. Or do I?

Where do we begin?

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away (in Malacca General Hospital to be exact),
a miracle happened.
Travelling through the endless tunnel of darkness, a young boy (baby to be exact) lost his way.
No signboards, no G.P.S., nothing.
But the boy kept moving.
It's not what his heart desires,
but the wall around him kept on pressing and pressing.
Hard, harder, hardest.

3, 2, 1
Take off!

Strange!
Where am I?
Who are you?
What are you?
Where am I?

"It's a boy!"

Alright.
Let's stop this story-telling competition and get straight to the point.
"Did you just say story-telling competition?"

That was sarcasm.

I used to live in many places especially before I was in standard 2.
I used to live in Batu Pahat (Johore),
Sungai Petani (Kedah),
Sungai Dua (Penang),
Taman Markisah (Somewhere near Bukit Minyak in Penang, I guess),
Tg. Keling (my hometown, Malacca),
Batu Caves (Selangor. From second half of standard 2 until end of standard 6),
Semenyih (Selangor. From form 1 until now. During holidays)
and Kuantan (Pahang. My current location)

I spent most of my time in Selangor.
But I don't really know all the street names and whereabouts.

Being a 'nomad', I think I'm used to meet new people and losing some people in my life.
I've been living in hostel since I was 12, so I'm used to be away from my family.
"Did you say 12? That was standard 6, right?"

Yes and no.
I was 12 but I wasn't in standard 6 at that time.
Why?
Go figure by yourself.

I entered 2 secondary schools.
From form 1 until form 3, I was in a boarding school in Rawang.
From form 4 until form 5, I was in a boarding school in USJ.
USJ?
United State of?
I don't know.

Those 2 schools were set up in a totally different environment.
The school in Rawang (during my time) was surrounded by few housing areas with little development.
There's no such thing as a shopping mall.
The most extravagant hangout at Pekan Rawang at that time was only Bintang supermarket (or hypermarket, I don't really remember).
7 Eleven was like heaven at that time.
Really, there was nothing much in those days.

Growing up there for approximately 3 years taught me the hardships in life.

On the other hand, 2 years I spent in USJ was totally the opposite of the years in Rawang.
The Summit can be reached by 20 minutes walking, Sunway Pyramid isn't that far, and there were so many facilities in that school.

No offence, but I do think the students who entered that school in USJ since form 1 didn't really feel the hardships that I felt in Rawang.

After that school in USJ, I went to UIA Matriculation Centre in PJ.
I spent 1 1/2 years there.
At 1st I was an Engineering student, but then, in the 1st week, I changed to Biological Science.

And now, here I am. Already in my final year.
Writing this post for SBM 4021: Computer-aided Drug Design.

I don't see any connection of drug designing and blog.
But there is connection between computer and blog.
At the end of the day, what the lecturer wants matter the most.

To be honest, I didn't make it to the 1st class.

I'm sorry, it wasn't on purpose.
I was in the lab with my Final Year Project (F.Y.P.) supervisor.
I've an alibi.
My F.Y.P is entitled
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Blood Parasite Infection in a Rural Area in Kuantan.

Basically, I'll join the mobile blood donation campaign of Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan
in a rural area.
Then I'll take blood sample from the donor,
give the donor a questionnaire,
bring the blood sample to the lab
and detect the presence of blood parasite (such as Plasmodium sp.)

Using the results of the labwork and data from the questionnaire,
analysis using SPSS software will be made.
That's it.
It's not as easy as it sounds, though.

Anyway, that's the journey of my life (so far).

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Semakin Hari Semakin Tua...

Assalamu'alaikum...
Dah lama dah tak menulis...
Blogger yang pemalas...
Saja2 ikut kawan...
Tapi malas nak delete blog..
Seperti tajuk yang tertulis di atas,
saya hanyalah akan membuang masa saudara/i
selama beberapa minit untuk membaca luahan hati berkenaan proses penuaan...


INI BUKAN IKLAN PRODUK KECANTIKAN


Tahun 2010 hampir tiba...
diri yang sentiasa muda ini terasa makin tua...
walau tak kelihatan seperti orang 20an,
tapi umur tetap berjalan...


dah final year...
unbelievable...


Lepas graduasi, kena kerja...
Atau sambung belajar...
Lepas tu?
haisy...
Bertambah2 tanggungjawab...
Mula2 kena support diri sendiri,
Lepas tu support parents,


Then support
orang rumah and anak2...


TANGGUNGJAWAB2...


Kena kerja...
Buat benda yang sama...
hari-hari....
selama?
10-20 years?
30?


TIDAAAAKKK!


Lepas tu proses penuaan yang berterusan semakin hampir ke penghujung...


Nak jadi muda balik ke?
Tidak...


Tapi nak melangkah ke alam baru...
dunia baru...


Itupun kalau semua ini sempat dikecapi...
Jika dah expired sebelum sempat semua ini,
luahan ini bakal menjadi angan2 semata2...


Kenapa cakap macam ni?
Awak dah nak kena accident ke?


Manalah saya tahu...
Tapi janganlah dikaitkan penulisan artikel ini dengan maut...
Itu semua kan dah ditetapkan...


Baiklah,
setakat ini sahaja...


MARI BERSOLAT!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Motivation: The Winning Strategy...

Assalamu'alaikum...

It's been a while, people...

Too many assignments...
Time-consuming and energy-consuming...

Now, I want to talk about football...
Just to share my thoughts on one thing that made a big difference on Sunday's clash of the titans...
Yes, I'm talking about the Liverpool VS Manchester United match...
Which ended by Liverpool pleasing their home crowd with two goals to nothing....

As the title suggested, I'm going to talk about motivation...
Yes, you can argue that the referee sometimes protect Liverpool (or shall I say supported Liverpool?)
But that's the advantage of being the home side...
Let's not forget, Man United also got special treatment whenever they're playing at Old Trafford...

Liverpool went into the match losing 4 straight games...
Yes, 4 straight games...
It's their worst result in 22 years...
YES! 22 YEARS, PEOPLE!

Here are the results of that 4 matches:

Fiorentina 2:0 Liverpool
Chelsea 2:0 Liverpool
Sunderland 1:0 Liverpool
Liverpool 1:2 Lyon

Well, for the Sunderland VS Liverpool match, you can argue that the goal shouldn't have been allowed...
But the ref did allow the goal...
Thus, a loss is a loss...

So, going to the match with their worst record in 22 years, puts manager Rafa Benitez under pressure...
The game was a perfect turning point for him and his men...
They desperately needed that win against United...
And thankfully (to them) they did...

Manchester United also have some motivation...
Having lost home and away to Liverpool last season which included the 1-4 demolition on their own ground, Man United was up for a revenge...

But unfortunately, that was last season...
It seems that Liverpool has an extra edge on motivation this time around...
Like I said a few times before, WORST RECORD IN 22 YEARS!!!
(I just love to write things in capital letter. Forgive me for my bad habit)

How can that not be a great motivation?

The moral of the story is, in life, motivation can make a huge difference in whatever we do...

So,

Keep yourself motivated!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Disturbed...

Assalamu'alaikum...

Have you ever been disturbed in your sleep?
You're not sure whether it's a nightmare or something else...
I've...
And it's been happening since my secondary school...
until now...
which is why I'm writing right now...

The reason?
I don't know...
It normally happens when I sleep very late at night...
And I assume it's also because I didn't follow Rasulullah's (PBUH) sunnah in sleeping...
(I forgot to take wudhu' before sleep)
And it could also be because of my past sins...

Wallahua'lam...

I can't tell really whether it's a nightmare or the devil and the gang just having fun...

For those of you who never experience it, let me break it down for you...

You feel like it's so hard to get yourself up from sleep...
And it feels like something is holding you from waking up...
It's like a fight really...
It's so hard to even open your eyes...

So, after I managed to get up (Alhamdulillah),
I go straight away to the toilet and perform wudhu'...
And do some things that I believe need to be done...

I guess I mustn't forget to perform wudhu' each time before sleeping from now on...
Intensify Qur'an recitation and understanding...
And perhaps change my sleeping place...

Wallahua'lam...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Smoking: Makruh?




Assalamu'alaikum...

Smoking is makruh?
Or was makruh?

Smoking WAS makruh

Was?
Why?

Simple...
Long long ago some scholars use the daleel that prohibit Muslims to come to the mosque if they had consumed garlic just before that...
Because it'll disturb other people when praying...

At that time, scholars didn't know the long term effects of smoking such as lung cancer and so on....

Smoking not only affects the smoker, it also affects people around and the environment...

Smokers not only kill themselves, but everyone else...

Contemporary scholars concluded that smoking IS haram due to the fact that it brings more harm than good...

Smoking is an addiction...
Just like drugs...
It's not easy to stop...

Ramadhan is the best opportunity for smokers to quit smoking...

If you love yourself, your God, your family, and the environment, please STOP smoking...

It's never too late for anything...

I still remember a pantun in front of a clinic in my old house in Taman Selasih:

Ayam berkokok di atas batang,
Hisap rokok penyakit datang.

Let music do the talking...


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fear Factor...

Assalamu'alaikum...

"Fear is not a factor for me"

This is the line that must be said by the winner of Fear Factor if he/she wins the game show...
Have you ever watched Fear Factor?
It's a game show which plays with our darkest fears such as height, venomous predators, insects, and.......bull's testicles as dessert...

Yummy???

Ewww!!!

Fear drives human...
This isn't a new thing to us...
Everyone knows it...
Some even take advantage of it...

And this doesn't exclude politicians...
I've seen, read, heard many dirty political tactics that play with human emotions especially fear...

September 11 tragedy...
Kepala Lembu tragedy...
The possession of weapon of mass destruction excuse...

and MANY more...

Some so-called intelligent people always use fear for many personal or political purposes...

To stay in power, to steal other nations' natural resources, to cause disharmony among people....
and so on...

These people use media such as TV, internet, and newspaper to spread terror, fear among people...

Fear can lead to hate if it is uncontrolled...

A so-called leader may use fear and hate to unite his followers...
For example, by creating a common enemy that is feared and hated by all his followers,
he/she can strengthen his/her position on top...

Sometimes, simple issues can be used as their weapon...
In some countries, from my point of view, it's the race, religion, culture cards that are always played by some irresponsible people...


This is the perfect ingredient for disharmony...

The funny thing is, "Unity" is used as their front cover...
Talk about the irony...

Mainstream media are always used to spread lies that will eventually lead to fear and hate...

If you tell a lie enough times, eventually it will be believed as the truth...

As a human being, we need to be smarter than this self-proclaimed geniuses...
Always be alert...
Listen to both sides of the stories...
Don't make wild accusations...

Handle all issues like an adult...
or like a human, at least...

Don't be fooled by some fools...

These fools always know how, when, and where to strike...

But...We aren't stupid either...
Let's open our minds...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Don't Be Mad...It's aTest...


Assalamu'alaikum...

These Qur'anic verses are very meaningful to me...
(Of course all the verses in Al-Qur'an are meaningful...)

But these verses have a sentimental value...(to me at least)

These verses are the 1st few verses that I've learned in the subject Tafsir when I was in Form 1...

Thus, alhamdulillah, I remember it vividly...

Anyway, I think it applies to me today...

Because of miscommunication, I missed my Sahur and I only woke up at 6.11 am on the 21st night of Ramadhan...

How tragic was that?

Honestly, I'm quite disappointed...
Maybe it's not my rezki...

As Big Mike of the Buymore (in Chuck series) said,
I've to be "calm and composed"...

Well, these verses also relevant for yesterdays...
and for tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, and so on...

Because that's Al-Qur'an...
Always relevant until...forever...

وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِنَ الأمْوَالِ وَالأنْفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ


002.155 Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere,


الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُمْ مُصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

002.156 Who say, when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return":-


أُولَئِكَ عَلَيْهِمْ صَلَوَاتٌ مِنْ رَبِّهِمْ وَرَحْمَةٌ وَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُهْتَدُونَ


002.157 They are those on whom (Descend) blessings from Allah, and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.

Al-Qur'an, 002.155-157 (Al-Baqara [The Cow])



Text Copied from DivineIslam's Qur'an Viewer software v2.9

Friday, September 4, 2009

Life Isn't A Game...

Assalamu'alaikum...

"Who are those who said life is just a game..."

This is a line from "Faraway" by John's Mistress (Malaysian band)

"Life is a game and we're the players..."

If life isn't a game, and we're not the players, who are we?

We Are The Champions...

Ok...cut it out, man...

Life isn't a game because in games we have "lives"...
We can even restart the game if we failed miserably...

But in reality?
..................

You may argue that everyone deserves a second chance...
Yeah, we can repent...
Start doing things right...

But YOU CAN NEVER TURN BACK TIME...

Because time never stops, clock may...
This very moment you finish reading this line,
you already LOST 3 SECONDS of your life which WON"T COME BACK...

In games, you have the chance to repeat the same level again...
In life you just can't...

In games, if you die, you can respawn...
In life you can't...

"Once broken considered sold"

In games, you have unlimited opportunities...
In life, you have limited opportunities...
Once your time comes,
there's NO TURNING BACK...

The moral of the story is, why we're still breathing, make full use of our life...
For the sake of this world
and the OTHER SIDE of the world
for when DEATH comes knocking on your door,
the door will always open
whether we're ready or not...


This reminder is for myself.
But if there's anyone who can gain benefits from it, Alhamdulillah.
Feel free to spread the word.




Sunday, August 23, 2009

Online Identity VS Offline Identity...

Assalamu'alaikum...

Facebook, Yahoo Messenger, Blog...
These are popular media to express ourselves...
Just like what I'm doing at this very moment...

Are we the same person when we're online?
Or are we completely different when we're online?
You tell me...

Does this mean we have split identities?
Like Bruce Wayne and Batman?
Peter Parker and Spiderman?
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

While some people are just the same person on and offline, some are completely different...
Maybe because we feel that no one's watching when we're doing something online...

But the truth is, we're completely WRONG...
Well, apart from F.B.I. and C.I.A., we must also remember that Allah is
tapping our phone lines, server...
watching our every movement...
listening to our every heart beat...


Apart from that, our parents and even our prospective employer can easily google our name and see what we're doing on the net...

So, think gazillion times before we do something unIslamic, be it online or offline...
Let's use this Ramadhan to throw all of our bad habits and sins...
Be close to Al-Qur'an...

Maybe after purifying our mind, body and soul in Ramadhan, we'll have a true Muslim and Mu'min identity, both online and offline...

Ramadhan comes once in a year...
We never know whether we'll get to see the next Ramadhan...
So, make the most of our Ramadhan...


P/S: I'm just a guy who try to make amends of the past...


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Take It or Leave It...

Found "It"!
I like "It"!
Should I take "It"?
Or Leave "It"?
How can I take "It" the right way?
I want "It" so badly...
Would "It" feel the same way?

Take "It" the right way, or just leave "It"...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Death: I Can Take You By Surprise...

Assalamu'alaikum...

On 29/7/09 IIUM Kuantan is in gloomy mood...
1 CTS 2nd Year student had passed away...

Innalillahiwainnailaihiraji'un...
All Kulliyyah of Science students were in deep sadness and shock...
Let's pray for her in our prayers...

Death by accidents are something you can't anticipate...
Death by illness sometimes can be anticipated...
Sometimes...

Thus, I'd like to repost the links I've posted long ago...

1) Horrible seizure on football pitch...
2) Miklos Feher, Marc-Vivian Foe, Antonio Puerta's sudden death...
3) Ahmed Bukhatir - Last Breath

One take home message is:

Death Can Take Us By Surprise...

Be Prepared...

Monday, July 27, 2009

You're so beautiful...I love you so much...

Beautiful...
Lovely...
A joy to behold...
You made me smile and happy...

But you're not a lady...
So, who are you?

Football...
Futsal...
Those are the name of the game...

Attacking and creative football is just like a wonderful movie to watch...
The actors don't need to be handsome...
They just need to show how good they are with the ball...
From the strikers to the goalkeepers, each and every fantastic movement can lead you to climax...
They made you get off your seat...
Scream...
Shout...
Every misses lead to extreme disappointment...
Every goals lead to extreme happiness...

How are these possible?
Try watching these links below...
Digest them...

"Lu pikir la sendiri!"

Hangzhou Greentown 2-8 Man United

Berbatov's assist
Man United 7-1 AS Roma
Brasil VS Portugal

p/s: make sure you turn up the volume before watching these links...


Are We Dead Yet?

Assalamu'alaikum...

Why are we still living?
Why are we doing the things we do right now?

Goals and purposes keep us motivated...
Keep us on the right track...
Otherwise we'll get lost...

They're like the heartbeat of life...
Without them, we're as good as dead...

Always stick back to our goals and purposes in life...
Or just ask ourselves...

ARE WE DEAD YET?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Living With Anti-Histamine...

Assalamu'alaikum and Peace In! (is there such a word?)

11 weeks of practical in a hospital and living in a doctor's house has taught me 1 lesson...
When you're sick, take some drugs...
Before this (before the 11 weeks), I rarely take any drug whenever I'm in pain...

"You have a second-hand nose"
This comment always being thrown at me by my family members...
This is because my nose is super sensitive...
I can easily catch a cold, sneeze etc...
So, during my 11 weeks in my auntie's house (she's a doctor, by the way),
I took an anti-histamine drug almost every morning...
Whenever I had a headache, I'll have some Paracetamol...

I don't like the idea of using drugs all the time we got sick...
I don't want my immune system to be pampered too much...
I want it to be strong...
And I don't want to develop anti-histamine, Paracetamol-dependence...

Speaking of addiction and dependence,
some people can't live without some things...
Money, life partner, car, hand phones etc...

Let's talk about hand phones or mobile phones if you like...

Long ago, in a land faraway,
Before Nokia 3310 was invented, in fact, before the ancestors of mobile phones comes to existence,
humans live in harmony with the animals, trees, etc...
Fixed-line phone is the main mean of communication...
You don't bring your phone to your workplace, or anywhere but your house...
You won't have to worry about this and that...
Life's simple...

But now, if you left your mobile phone in your house, or you have misplaced it,
you'll be worried like hell (this is just a typical exaggeration of mine)
You can't think properly...
You feel that something is not right...
Is this true?

That's just an example...
Humans have evolved into a species too dependent on technology...
Technology is beneficial...But we mustn't overuse it...

I recently heard an old song from my dad's laptop...
"In the Year 2525" by Zager and Evans...
Its a nice simple song about the future of mankind...
But not all is correct...but still, it's a nice song...and creative...


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Enemy Within: Voice from inside...

Assalamu'alaikum...

War...It's a short, simple word with huge implications...
In war, we fight with our enemies...
To fight effectively, we need to identify the enemy's weak points and attack it...

But what if the enemy is from within?
Within our own selves...
How do we handle it?

Self-destruct?
I don't think so...
You think?

In my opinion, our own selves can be our worst enemy...

I've been at war with my own self since the day I was born (though I can't remember any bit of it)

This war never ends...
I fight...
I lost...
I lost...
I lost...

Am I a loser for losing against my own self?

Am I a winner if I win against my own self?

How big of an army do I need to win?

Can I win?
Will I ever win?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

OFA Synergy...

You are in your final year...
What are you going to do after graduation?
Where can I work?
How do I succeed in interviews?
What can I do to make sure I got the job I always wanted?
Don't have a clue?

Mr. Omar Ariff bin Omar Farouk has the answers...

An alumni of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), Omar Ariff graduated from the University of Tasmania, Australia with a degree in Commerce.


He began his career in the field of Human Resources in 1989 and had worked for several foreign multinationals such as Otis, Philips and Fujitsu. He was also employed by Kassim Chan Management Consultants as a HR Consultant. He left KLCC Group of Companies to establish OFA Synergy Sdn. Bhd. and currently serves as the Managing Director of the Company.


Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club, Hotel Allson Klana (Seremban), TNB (HQ), Economic Planning Unit, Neural Services, Terengganu Advanced Technical Institute and Bintulu Port are just some of his past clients.


He is the author of "Petua Mendapatkan Pekerjaan Pertama Anda" published by True Wealth Sdn Bhd.

In his book, "Petua Mendapatkan Pekerjaan Pertama Anda", he shares his decades of experience in the Human Resource field...
Having interviewed hundreds of applicants, he knows what it takes to blow the interviewing panel away!

He also conducts training on teamwork building for employees and so on...

So, if your university, college, or company are ready for the change of your life, don't hesitate to contact him through his website


Why Manchester United Lost To Barcelona?

Assalamu'alaikum...

Midfield...
I honestly think that's the answer...
When playing against masterful passers of the ball (e.g. Arsenal, Barcelona, Spain), you need to put some pressure to the midfield...
You can't let they play their game...

What about Man United defence?
Yes, they made two mistakes...
But the one that lead to the second goal was the most prominent one...
In my point of view, at least...

Messi...
A small guy, against arguably two of the world best defenders...
Free header, if you ask me...
Nobody expects Messi to score...
With his head I mean...

It's very unfortunate that Fletcher was sent off in the Arsenal game...
Had he play in the final, I honestly think it would be a different story...
Carrick, Fletcher and Scholes are my preference for the starting line up...
Man United lack a destructive force in midfield on that night...

Well, the damage had been done...
Let's focus on the future...

I want Benzema as a replacement of Tevez...

For those who are expecting different stuff from me, I'm sorry...
This time it's all about football...
(I've no idea to write...But somebody put some pressure on me to update...:P)

All credit to Pep's and his men...
I thought they were the deserved winner on that night (apart from Man United, I also enjoy watching Barca and Arsenal play...Shhh...Don't tell MJ...)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Save The Pigs, Save The World?

Swine flu...Selsema khinzir...Selsema babi...Selsema barbie?....Selsema bab1...
Whatever you like to call it...
Don't worry...
W.H.O. has changed its name to Influenza A (H1N1)...
This is a response to Egyptian government who slaughtered pigs, hoping to protect themselves from the virus...

Save the pigs, save the world?
Kill the pigs, save the world?

Be ready for it...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rise of The Tyrant...


Rise of The Tyrant is Arch Enemy's new album...
For those of you who didn't know, Arch Enemy is a Sweden-based melodic death metal or maybe trash metal...
They're known for their melodic guitar riffs...
Their guitarists are the famous Amott brothers...
But something about the title and the cover of this new album seems fishy to me...
Try click on the photo and analyse it....

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Everything Happens For A Reason...

Assalamu'alaikum...
First of all, I'd like to apologise to Master J for copyright infringement...
I mean, for the title of this entry...

There's nothing much to talk about...
I just want to share a story...
It's about a guy named G.U.Y.

One morning, 5.33 am to be exact,
G.U.Y. received an sms from unknown number...
Seconds later, the unknown person miscall-ed...
So, G.U.Y. woke up...

While having his Subh "snack", G.U.Y. texted the unknwon person, asking who is he/she...
The person replied that he is Sh*h, from K.L...
G.U.Y. wondered..."Is this my cousin trying to fool me around? or Is this Bro. Shahkirit? or just an old friend?"

So, G.U.Y. replied the message telling who G.U.Y. is and at the same time, asking Sh*h, "Who are you, actually? From where did you get my number?"
Sh*h didn't replied until G.U.Y. came back from musolla...

To his surprise, G.U.Y. received an sms from Sh*h, apologising and telling G.U.Y. that he's got the wrong number...
Haha...Typical story...

Earlier, while walking to the musolla, G.U.Y. had this thought in his mind...
"Is this how I'm going to die? "
"Maybe I'm going to be hit by a car or something"
G.U.Y. even looked behind when he was walking...
To see if there's any car etc...

On his way back, G.U.Y. looked up at the sky...
Dark, gloomy sky...
"Am I going to be struck by lightning? Is this the way I'm going to die? Then, nobody would notice how did I die"

But the moral of the story is, even though G.U.Y. was being bothered by an unknown man, it was that man who woke G.U.Y. up for Subh...
Because of the man, G.U.Y. had the chance to have his Subh "snack", praying in Musolla, etc...
Another moral value is, Death can come right at us when we least expect it...

Alhamdulillah, G.U.Y. is still alive at this point...
Astounded with the incident, G.U.Y. posts this entry on his blog...

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Hero Dies In This One...

The Hero Dies In This One
by The Ataris

As I leave here today, apartment 108
I'll always keep you in my heart.
Anderson is cold tonight,
The leaves are scattered on the ground.
I miss the seasons,
And the comfort of your smile.

Sometimes this all feels like a dream.
I'm waiting for someone to just wake me up,
From this life.

As I look out at these fairgrounds,
I remember how our family split apart.
I don't think I ever told you,
But I know you always did your best.
And the hard times,
They only made us stronger.

As I sit here all alone,
I wonder how I'm suppose to carry on when you're gone.
I'll never be the same without you,
I love you more then you will ever know.
So maybe now you finally know.
Sometimes we're helpless and alone,
But you can let it keep you weighted down.
You must go on.

Do you ever feel like crying?
Do you ever feel like giving up?
I raise my hands up towards the sky,
I say this prayer for you tonight,
Because nothing is impossible.

As I sit here all alone,
I wonder how I'm suppose to carry on when you're gone.
I'll never be the same without you,
I love you more then you will ever know.
So maybe now you finally know.
Sometimes we're helpless and alone,
But you can let it keep you weighted down.
You must go on.

(The hardest part isn't finding what we need to be, it's being content with who we are.)

Stay who you are.
You must go on.
Stay who you are

Monday, March 23, 2009

Memories...I want them back!

Nostalgia
by Shoutul Amal


Terkenang sebuah memori lalu
Kisah persahabatan kita bersama
Di dalam satu pengajian
Menuntut ilmu dan pengalaman
Mengingatkanku pengorbananmu
Terpahat padu di kalbuku

Bersama rakan taulan dan guru
Tawa riangmu menghiburkan hatiku
Indahnya suasana ketika itu
Terjalin ukhuwah sejati

Nasihatmu sungguh bermakna bagiku
Mengenalkanku erti kehidupan
Susah payah kita hadapi bersama
Itulah asam garam dalam kehidupan

Ya Tuhanku tabahkan hatinya
Kuatkan semangatnya untuk menghadapi hidup
Limpahkanlah maghfirah dan kasih sayang-Mu
Agar hidupnya sejahtera di dunia akhirat

Friday, March 13, 2009

Under Pressure...

Assalamu'alaikum...

Under Pressure....
It's a song title...Originally sang by David Bowie...Then, it's covered by My Chemical Romance and The Used...

But hey, I'm not going to talk about that...

This is my thesis statement (^_^)

While some may disagree, I firmly believe that human perform better under pressure...

Take term paper, for instance. The closer to the deadline, the more focused you become...

As for me, when I was given the E.A.P (English for Academic Purpose) assignment, it takes me forever to even start thinking of a topic for the research paper...
I ended up following Madam Ruhil's suggestion: Elective Caesarean...

Well, I'm not a big fan of the topic...
But I have my own view regarding the topic, which is against Elective Caesarean...
So, why not?

Days after days, weeks after weeks....
Finally I started searching for the info using IIUM database...
Mainly in LexisNexis Academic database...

Last 2 weeks, I was told that I have to submit the first draft on 3rd of March, which is last Wednesday...But then, Madam Hayati posponed it to 13th March, which is today...
I worked most of my brain cells out in order to try to finish it on time...
I sacrificed my sleeping time....Game time...My futsal time (liar!)...
Anyway, today, from morning until Friday prayer, I just sat in front of my laptop...EAP-ing...on an on again....

After Friday prayer, still the same routine...until.....

Jaz: Sam, Madam Yati kata, siapa yang dah present, tak payah datang kelas petang ni...

Me: Then, draft macam mane?

Jaz: Tak payah hantar...Madam gune marks presentation hari tu je...Kalau kita buat corrections yang madam suruh mase presentation tu, dapatlah marks 1st draft...

Me: oh...ok...(disappointed+relieved)

and finally......I end up writing this entry...
The point is, human work best under pressure..
So, pressurised yourself!



Monday, March 9, 2009

Know Your Customers

A disappointed salesman of Coca Cola returns from his Middle East assignment.

A friend asked, "Why weren't you successful with the Arabs?"

The salesman explained
"When I got posted in the Middle East , I was very confident that I would make a good sales pitch as Cola is virtually unknown there.

But, I had a problem cos I didn't know how to speak Arabic.
So, I planned to convey the message through three posters...

First poster: A man lying in the hot desert sand...totally exhausted and fainting.

Second poster: The man is drinking our Cola.

Third poster: Our man is now totally refreshed.

And then these posters were pasted all over the place

"Then that should have worked!" said the friend.

"The hell it should have!?" said the salesman.
"I didn't realize that Arabs read from right to left"



*I got this from an e-mail from my dad...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Don't Say A Word (part II)

An-Nawawi 40 Hadith: Hadith 15



Assalamu'alaikum...

"Speech is silver, silence is golden"
or the shorter form which is common nowadays,
"Silence is golden"

Proverbs...Short, yet meaningful...

I always let all sorts of words out of my mouth...
Some of them are OK while some may not...
Intended for joking and kidding...most of the time...
However, some people may take it personally...
Different people has different views...
I have to respect that...

I just want to say sorry to everyone that had been hurt by my words and sentences...
It's not meant to hurt, but to cheer...
But sometimes, it hurts...
I'm sorry...From the bottom of my heart...


Friday, February 27, 2009

Whoooaaaa....She's hot...

Assalamu'alaikum...
Nothing much to write about...
Just some reflection on myself...my activities...for the past years...until now...

Whenever a girl...or a woman... passes by, I always want to look at her...
It's hard to control...Just like Sylar's urge to kill someone...
hmmm....maybe my Firewall is not strong enough...
It's a BIG problem to me...

SUKEEEEE SANGATTT tengok aweks yg cun melecun nie...especially yg nampak bersopan sikit (aRiff, 2009).---->applying my EAP knowledge...

Hmmmmm....What did I just say?

That's one of my biggest weakness...opposite gender...
I don't know where to express it...
That's why I write about it...
For those of you who thinks I'm such a good guy, I'm sorry to disappoint you...
I'm just a normal guy...
Who has ups and downs...
Goodness and badness...
I'm just trying to live a normal life as a good Muslim...
I'm trying...
Not there yet...
But still trying...on and on again...
Until my time comes...
When my heart stops beating...
When people around me crying...maybe laughing...I don't know...
I'm just me...
Not perfect, but try to improve...
May fall down, then get back on my feet again...
The cycle continues...



*EAP: English for Academic Purposes

Friday, February 20, 2009

Love, Like, or Crush?

Assalamu'alaikum...

What is "Love"? What is "Like"? What is "Crush"?

Care to share your thoughts?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Death: Remember Me...Always...

Assalamu'alaikum...

Just want to share a few vids that I came across in Youtube...

1) Horrible seizure on football pitch...
2) Miklos Feher, Marc-Vivian Foe, Antonio Puerta's sudden death...
3) Ahmed Bukhatir - Last Breath

In the 1st video, the man didn't die...he just had a horrible seizure after he bumped into another player...
In the 2nd video the 3 young men died while playing football or soccer...
The moral of the story is, don't get involved with sports??
NO...
The moral of the story is, death can visit us anytime, anywhere, anyhow...
The only thing we can do is prepare ourselves for it...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Undivided Love: Beyond International Boundary

Assalamu'alaikum...

This entry came up to my mind after my Haematology & Oncology class yesterday...
Dr. Tariq, the lecturer from Bangladesh (He's my favourite lecturer) shared his thoughts on two issues after class...

The first issue is the definition of "Illness" in his point of view...
The second one, which I want to talk about in this entry is about how Muslims should love every Muslims equally, regardless of the skin colour, nationality, socio-economic status etc...

As a typical human being, we are prone to be unjust in terms of our love and respect towards fellow Muslims...
For example, we tend to love and respect Muslims from higher socio-economic countries more such as UK and US compared to other nations such as Bangladesh, Myanmar etc...

Why?
They are the same; Our brothers and sisters in Islam who have the same 'aqidah...
Why should we practise double standard?
Because they are poorer?
Less educated (if that's what you think)?
Because they are immigrants in our country?
Low pay-job?

Dr. Tariq also said, maybe that's why our prayers and shoutings on Palestine's issue haven't been answered by Him...
Maybe our love and respect towards fellow Muslims haven't reach the gold standard yet...
Still incomplete...

What he said really opened up my mind...
Thanks Dr. T for making me realise my mistake...

Monday, January 19, 2009

What Makes Me Happy?

1) Women and men who cover their aurah perfectly...

2) Seeing more and more people convert to Islam...

3) Seeing more and more people trying to practise true Al-Qur'an and As-Sunnah...

4) Being able to balance between this life and hereafter...

5) Seeing more and more people paying attention to the neverending Palestine issue...

6) Being loved by my brothers and sisters in Islam...

7) Seeing family institution in good shape again (hopefully)...

8) Seeing mass media make efforts to bring the community to His way...

9) Seeing every Muslim nation united...

10) Being in Jannah (Ameen!)...




Sunday, January 18, 2009

Boycott Tag

Assalamu'alaikum...
Just doing my Tag-amanah here...
I've been tagged by Master J...

The rules as follows:
a) List down 5 of the products that you are boycotting
b) List down 5 of the products that you will try your best to boycott
c) List another 5 of the products that you find it's hard to boycott

As for me;
a) NOKIA, Starbucks, Maggi, Arsenal FC (I also boycott Chelsea and Liverpool... :P).
b) McDonalds, Disney, Johnson & Johnson, National Geographic.
c) Nestle....

Who I want to tag??
anyone who come across this entry...
Be honest...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Gadis Melayu...Again? God, Help Us!!!

Assalamu'alaikum...

Actually, I've no plan to write anything...
Until...Gadis Melayu programme is on air...
It made me so sick...
I don't have any word to describe my feelings right now...
"Disgust" is the closest one...Maybe...
"Stupid" is another word...
How can some people like this kind of programme?
Honestly, I'm upstairs right now...
Just try to run as far as I could from the TV...
That's why I'm writing this entry...

Malay girls being exploited for the sake of entertainment...
For what?
To fill the pocket of the producer and the TV company of course...
No offense, but please don't make ourselves look stupid by actually loving this programme...
This programme tarnishes the name of Islam...
No wonder there's Muslims who don't want Hudud...
Maybe they can't survive if Hudud is implemented...
No money to make, maybe...
I'm not saying I'm a good, perfect Muslim...
I'm just an ordinary Muslim who cares about my surrounding, somehow...

Wake up, people!
Our brothers and sisters in Palestine need us...
Do we care??

Saturday, January 10, 2009

One Black Dot After Another...


فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ مَرَضٌ فَزَادَهُمُ اللَّهُ مَرَضًا وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْذِبُونَ

002.010 In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease: And grievous is the penalty they (incur), because they are false (to themselves).

Al-Qur'an, 002.010 (Al-Baqara [The Cow])



Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart.

Belief [2:49]
Sahih Bukhari



Day in, day out...
Week in, week out...
It's almost 4th week of the semester...
What have I done?
What have we done?

If I can grade myself from A to F,
I'd rather give myself an F...

You know, there's a battle going on since the day Adam was created...
Battle of the sexes?
NO.
Battle of the band?
NO!
Man United VS Chelsea?
That's tomorrow midnight game,bro...NO!

It's the battle between Human and The Devil ...
Right VS Wrong
Hero VS Villain
Good VS Evil...

On my score card, I have negative goal difference
(goals scored - goals conceded)...
Why?
It's simply because I've conceded more than I've scored...
I won by 1-0 scoreline...
Then I was defeated by 0-10 scoreline...
You get what I mean?

I always wonder, how can I win every battle...
So far, my strategy isn't effective...
I guess I just have to plot a new strategy...
Pray for me...
You're going down Devil!

Sayur!! Sayur!!
Sayur Devil!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The good deeds of the Zionist...


Providing childcare


Making sure they get to school



Making sure they rest in peace


Helping Ladies crossing the street

Construction projects

Respecting American and British pacifist resisters (such as American Rachel Corrie)

And if you are not satisfied, now, with the truth the following pictures are war crimes as defined by the UN, The Hague and the Geneva Convention.



Using images of your enemy dead or alive (violation)


Human shields (violation)


Live Burial Torture (violation)


And as a last resort, Execution (violation)



Wake up, guys!

Monday, January 5, 2009

It Hurts So Much...

Dedicated to my beloved brothers and sisters in Palestine

Bombarded...Years after years
Shot...Deafening ears
Laughter...Gone with bloody tears
Peace...Burnt by fear
Harmony...Slaughtered by terror
Thanks...You monster
Claiming...Against terror
Killing...In your nature

Claiming...You're the greatest creature
Others...Just mere miniature
Played by you...Puppeteer

Laugh now
You won't be laughing later
He will make you suffer in this world and the hereafter...