Monday, March 30, 2009

BBQ dlm rumah....

Men of the house.......from left: aufa, azizul, my abang, effirul , wan azman n alesya
Ladies of the house........from left; hada, alesya, erni, aqilah, hasniza, aufa, me, kak anis, kak fizza and asmah
BBQ session....

Happy faces while barbecuing those satays, lambs and chickens

Since the last two weeks, we had plenty of sunny days guided by Met office weather forecast...my friends came up with the idea to BBQ that saturday afternoon...the location was our backyard..it was a port-luck BBQ session..among the menu we had on that day were; nasi lemak power, satay HF (hajjah fizza), ayam special Dr.WA, salad, lamb and others...

Unfortunately, it rained on and off during the sunny intervals....so the guys tasked with barbecueing had to bear with the weather....while ladies were quite comfortable staying in the house chitt-chatting with each others...at the end of the day...everyone was in the house...but we had great time that saturday....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Visitors from Reading







Weekend lepas, aku jumpa semula dgn my long lost friend..lin azura...yang aku kenal semenjak Alevel...we were roomates and classmates at that time...Now, she is studying MSc in Reading University...while her husband, Azzath is working with marketing firm in London...they have a really cutie pie Darin Athira...kami bawak diorng pusing2 sekitar Soton..naik ferry seberang ke Hythe....dan esoknya...g carboot kat Gosport..langsung ke Portsmouth...naik Spinnaker Tower yg bergerak at a very slow pace...mcm KL Tower gitu..but the shape is similar tu Al-Buruj, Dubai...Eventhough not as luxury as Al-Buruj...hehehe...We had a great outing..and hopefully, we can pay a visit to Reading...see you guys later.....

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mother's Day

I learned new things every time i attended my thursday english class.Today, we learned the history of the Mother's Day. Every year, people all around the world will celebrate this special day with several of reasons. Even in Malaysia, we have this Mother's Day eventhough it is not a must celebration in my family's calender. We never celebrate it because my father told us that everyday is a mother's day :D but we do celebrate birthday...

Back to Sarah's explaination, here are among the points that i got from the class:

The history of Mother's day is centuries old and goes back to the Greek, who held festivities to honour Rhea, the mother of the gods.

As for early Christians, they celebrated the Mother's Day on the fourth Sunday (which fall on 22nd of March this year) of Lent to honour Mary, mother of Christ.

Later on, celebration had changed where it was considered important for people to return to their homes or "mother" church at least once a year. So each year on a Sunday in the middle of Lent, everyone who worked away from their family home would visit their mothers. They have family reunions and the day became known as "Mothering Sunday"...

But some part of the world, celebrate Mother's Day with the intention of giving appreciation to mothers for all their hardworks and selfless acts they made to their loves one....In my point of view, we dont have to wait for that one particular day in a year to express our feelings and thoughts to them. It should be done on daily basis...at least by saying..Thank you mum..hugs and kisses...helping them with house chores...and once in a blue moon, suprise them with presents...among other ways to show how much we appreciate them.....

Oleh yang demikian, kisah di atas boleh laa diambil sebagai pengajaran...sama ada perlukah kita menyambutnya atau tidak..terpulang lah pada setiap individu...aku sebenarnya pun x tau...sejarah sebalik kisah Mother's Day nie...jadi skrng dah tau...lagi benda baru yg aku belajar...Alhamdulillah....

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Visitors from Newcastle...





Sepupu aku datang dgn family....minggu lepas....among e reasons, nak renew passport yg dh expired itu....selain itu nak bawak bebudak nie jalan2 kat London & Isle of Wright sebelum balik Newcastle.....Diorng g London hari jumaat tu jugak...dapat laa aku tumpang sekali ke London dan jumpa dgn Lati (please refer from e previous entry).....Masa aku tinggal kat Newcastle...sepupu aku laa yg mcm jadi aku punya penjaga...chewwaahhh....n aku slalu laa babysit bebudak dua orang yg comel lote nie....going to miss them much..much......sepupu aku pun dah nak dekat abis dah thesis...most lightly balik malaysia...end of this year.....Hopefully, she and her husband manage to finish their studies by then....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Camni rupanya.......





Last friday, my childhood and also a Bangian came to London for 2 days visit....Lati had a short trip because she followed her friends who were on a business trip here in the UK...and she made full used of those two days wandering around London alone...though that was her first trip to London....hebat minah tu..n on friday..she became my tour guide...eventhough, every month i went to London for several reasons..but never had a chance yet to explore those attraction spots...lalu-lalang jer...coz, we wanted to explore it with our friends and family..since Soton is very close to London..about 1 1/2 hours drive...our house would be the main stop for those who wanted to come here :D
We managed to watch changing of guards at Buckingham Palace, snapped few pitcures at Eyes of London , High Street, Big Ben and the parliament..at e end of the day,we managed to force ourself walking for more than 5km!!! it was a good excercise...hehehe...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Isi masa...


Pakcik belakang tengah main bagpipe.....dh ler pakai skirt jer...suhu dlm 7 celcius gitu...betul2 tebal kulit pakcik


bersama2 dgn bebudak sekolah yg gilir2 jadi maskot kedua aritu - si Pisang


Announcement of e day was carried out by the town crier....kuat suara mamat nie...leh dengar dlm jarak paling kurang 100 metre....zaman2 dulu..masa xde speaker..audio system..mamat nie..mmg amat laa popular...teringat aku kat citer P.Ramlee yg mcm Laksamana Do Re Me..buat announcement atas tembok istana pasir berdengung :D


Ini laa artis of e day - Gorilla....yg kat dlm tu si Catt..so jadi laa gorilla betina...hehehehe..tugas dia..edarkan pisang2 free trade kat org ramai....



Ini lah gerai kami...Palestine Solidarity Campaign....shift aku..pagi..kena jaga sama2 dgn pakcik David.....baik n very down to earth...walau pun..Dr. Ir. Engineer....

Gerai kami dilawati oleh Sheriff of Southampton...errmmm...atau lebih senang faham..Deputy Mayor.....

7th of March yg lepas....aku ada function kat Bargate, City Centre...sebagai penjaga gerai....aku mmg laa teramat minatnya nak jual2...jaga2 gerai nie....dr dulu2 lagi...since aku pun xde mende nak buat...aku tolong laa geng nie...yg aku baru jer join....ok laa..not bad...at least i have something to do and can make new friends at the same time.......hopefully, they have more activities coming in that i can join in the future :D

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Insan Terulung.....

Baginda merupakan insan terpilih dan juga kekasih Allah....mmg idola aku yg utama....masa kecik2 dulu...aku suka baca kisah sirah baginda...termasuk laaa...Nabi-nabi yg lain...aku ada jilid kisah2 Nabi dan Rasul...yg aku dh ulang-baca lebih dr 3 kali....rasanya..aku kena ulang balik baca...sbb dh lama jugak aku x baca sirah Nabi & Rasul...ingat2 lupa pun ada gak...

hari nie...merupakan hari keputraan Nabi Muhammad S.A.W...setiap kali muncul 12 Rabiul Awal..aku gerenti...umat Islam seluruh alam....akan menyambut dgn pelbagai acara sbg tanda mengingati Insan Terulung ini...masa aku sekolah rendah & sekolah menengah dulu...mmg happening kalau tiba Maulidur Rasul nie...slalu aku kena buat persembahan nasyid kat depan kawan2 n cikgu..ehem..ehem...pastu pakat2 Selawat...best jer...ada ceramah...makan2...kenduri...mcm2 laaa gak aktiviti masa tu...dulu2...x baper faham...tp dh makin besar...baru laa betul2 memahami...dan mendalami.....

sedangkan kalau kita atau family n jugak kengkawan punya Bday kita celebrate..tetambah lagi laaa hari keputraan baginda Rasullah; kan...lagi laa kena lebih meriah dan penuh rasa keinsafan..InsyaAllah...sama2 bersalawat paling2 tidak....sbg tanda mengingati baginda...

Hari Maulud (kelahiran) Nabi Muhammad SAW bertujuan untuk memuliakan Nabi Muhammad SAW berasaskan firman Allah dalam Al-Quran

(terjemahannya ) :-

"maka orang yang beriman kepadanya (Muhammad saw) memuliakannya, menolongnya dan mengikuti cahaya yang terang yang diturunkan kepadanya (Al-Quran) mereka itulah yang beruntung."
Al-Araf: 157

Antara nikmat paling2 utama ialah dilahirkan sebagai seorng Muslim..menjadi pengikut Muhammad S.A.W..Alhamdulillah.....Rasul Akhir Zaman.....

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Santai2 beramai2


chilling out.......dgn my abang.....

Puas ati memasing...selepas 2 games.....from left: kak anis, me, iqbal, kak fizza, asmah, kak nurul@ maklong n zul....

cheeseeeee!!!!!!!

aksi lepas makan berpinggan2.....hehehe...thanks to asmah - host and kakak2 yg lain....so yummy mee bandung muar, nasi tomato..wajik pun ada....selepas tu gerak pulak ke bowling alley utk menurunkan lemak2 yg telah ditambah tadi........

jejaka2 sedang borak sakan......my abang dgn anak2 menakan maklong nurul..zul n iqbal

bday gal with bday cake....advanced celebration...3 days ahead...happy Bday Asmah!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Semalam aku dpt sms dr abah...kata..."rumah kita masuk pencuri"...Aaaaa??? masa tu...aku x dpt info penuh dr adik2 aku..membuatkan aku susah hati...lepas aku borak2 dgn mekyah - my youngest sister yg dok umah parents aku...things are clearer...what happen on that day:

1. masa kejadian - Maghrib, hujan yg lebat bersama2 dgn petir..
2. tiada org dlm rumah - Alhamdulillah
3. brg2 berharga yg kecil2 jer yg dicuri....seperti brg kemas, jam tangan, foreign currency..
4. guna pemotong besi..utk ptong mangga..dan kopakkan pintu pkai pengupil..

mmg ini kejadian pertama keluarga aku..sepanjang kehidupan kami kat situ hampir 3 abad...walau pun semenjak 5 tahun kebelakangan nie..BBB selalu jer berlaku kejadian pecah rumah...2 hari sebelum tu...rumah jiran belakang turut jd mangsa..waktu kejadian; sama..maghrib...n org xde dlm rumah..

walau bagaimana pun...aku amat2 bersyukur...xde berlaku apa2 kat family aku..brg boleh dicari dan diganti...nyawa...amat lah bernilai....

kesimpulannya:

1. BBB sudah x seselamat seperti zaman kanak2 dulu....
2. simpan laa barang2 berharga kat safe deposit kat bank tu...
3. faktor ekonomi - antara penyebab kejadian pecah rumah makin teruk
4. kalau ada duit...pkai laa safety system yg canggih....
5. undang2 manusia..banyak kelemahannya......