Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Congrats Yuna and MUH!

In general, I like almost all finalists for this coming Anugerah Juara Lagu. Very thankful that my favourites managed to get to the final. And my top 5 songs are Drama King, Cinta Sempurna, Extravaganza, Aku Ada Kamu and Naluri Cinta.

I have a feeling that the coveted award will go to either Meet Uncle Hussein or Yuna and best vocal will go to Hafiz, unless Black does not terkucil like what he did in the semifinal.

However, I cannot give my take on best showmanship but I'm so looking forward to see what Stacy and Tomok would come up on the big night.

Although I was a bit disappointed with the fact that Azlan Abu Hassan failed to reach the final this time, I have to admit that the song (Sejujur Hatimu) was not the strongest in Adibah Noor's second album. I personally believe if she nominates either Bulan dan Bintang or Sesalju Impian, she and Azlan would stand a better chance.

And I was also disappointed that Mirwana and Fiq's Manifestasi Cinta didn't make the cut. I really think that the song bring a new meaning to nasyid genre. Ke aku seorang saja yang syok sendiri?

Anyhow, all the best to all finalists and promise to us that you guys will give your very best the night itself. Jangan bikin malu!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Selamat Hari Raya Haji

Pada mulanya, aku cadang untuk tidak pulang ke kampung untuk menyambut Aidil Adha bersama keluarga tercinta. Ini kerana, aku dan beberapa teman akan ke Pulau Pinang untuk Penang Bridge Marathon 2010.

Let me the record straight, I won't be participating in the said event. Just to lend my moral support to Faizal, Rafin and Salizan. My classmate, Harizal will also run for the full marathon category, same as Rafin. However, Faizal and Salizan will only run for 10km category.

When I first tested the idea of not going home to my mother, I could see the disappointment in her eyes although she reluctantly agreed to it.

My colleague even raised a valid question to me the other day, "You will go home for Diwali holiday but not Aidil Adha holiday?"

Then, came a suggestion from my siblings which I suspected could be a strategy to bring me home on Raya Haji eve.

"Lets have Niza's birthday makan-makan on Hari Raya Haji itself!" said my sister, Mira.

"But Along won't be coming home," said my brother while the rest of family members looked at me. I just kept silent. And surprisingly my mother kept quiet too, for the rest for one week plus after the Deepavali holiday. Except one phone call to inform that my Mak Endek is hospitalised due to heart problem.

No question on whether I will be home on Raya or whether I wall this year's rendang kerang cook with red chilies or cili padi?

Oh my, I felt really, really awkward. First, with all this silence and plus I don't even know what to do on Hari Raya itself. Whether to go straight away to Penang or stay in KL for a day or two.

Then, the sign came by. I didn't get the company's apartment on second and third Raya, only on fourth Raya.

Nevertheless, the company's resort in Port Dickson has a couple units of apartments vacant for Raya Haji holiday. Surprisingly, hard for me and my colleagues to believe. Maybe this year's Raya falls on Wednesday, so some people decided NOT to balik kampung.

I booked a unit with three rooms and called my sister to say that I'm coming home. I will be around of my beloved family, an opportunity to relax in Port Dickson, or try to finish my reading on Islamic Law of Transactions in PD and a weekend in Penang. What a deal!

Wait... can this story reflect a pengorbanan? Or cannot?

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Bersarang Blog Aku!

Lama betul aku tak memblog.

Nak kata sibuk, taklah sesibuk isteri Perdana Menteri. Nak cakap dah hilang minat, tak boleh pakai juga alasan tersebut. Nak bilang tak ada isu atau perkara yang nak dikongsikan, tak betul juga.

Lama benar aku tak menulis di sini.

Aku harap aku akan segera memperolehi sebiji laptop, dan sudah tentunya internet connection, agar boleh aku kembali memblog dengan jaya dan aktifnya.

Seminggu yang lalu, aku ada membeli sebji laptop ketika pergi ke PC Expo @Midvalley. Tapi, masuk hari ketiga, aku sudah rasa ghalat dengan pembelian tersebut dan membuak-buak hasrat untuk membeli Macbook ataupun Macbook Air.

Nasib baik ada yang ingin membelinya. Tapi aku rugi jugalah.

Ramai cakap aku buat kerja gila. Mungkin gara-gara selalu sangat dengar lagu Cinta Gila.

Harap-harapnya tidak akan berterusan gila-gila.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Yangon Trip 2010

When Zack invited me to join him and Izal to go to Yangon, I straight away accepted it.