Saturday, 31 December 2011
This is their second time of new year countdown.
I was there the first time they organised it on 2011 new year eve. And it was really like a big family gathering. They held games, karaoke session, lucky draws, of course, makan-makan, and the lighthight of the night was the countdown itself with a brief fireworks display to mark the coming of 2011.
And this year, they add a theme, which is Hawaian Night and there will be best dressed awards to those who dress the best according to the theme.
Unfortunately, I won't be attending this because I've a family BBQ in Salak Tinggi.
My whole family members will be joining Mak Lang's family for a makan-makan project. If it turns out to be a success, insya Allah, we will have it as our annual affair with more participation from other family members.
macam bontot kuali,
tak pun macam Muthusamy
yang menjual kacang di bawah pokok Melaka
sebelah Muzium Samudera.
Anak itik itu busuk
macam kentut budak bujang rumah depan,
tak pun macam air rendaman kain
yang terbiar seminggu tak berbasuh
Dan anak itik itu pemalu.
Tapi anak itik itu
Dan anak itik itu
tidak menyalah sesiapa
kalau berlaku bencana
dan tidak tuding jari
bila ada kesalahan pada kertas kerja
yang ingin dibentangkan kepada Ibu bank.
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
10 Januari 2002
Friday, 30 December 2011
We started the night with a dinner at our favourite hangout spot, no other than Kedai Kak Yah (I think we should renamed the group as Geng KKY). I, however, had to give it a pass due to some technicalities and traffic jam at the flyover of Jalan Pandan Indah and MMR2 interchange.
And I don't know why my mood wasn't there too, whereby I only song 3 songs - my compulsory opening number, J. Mizan's Hari Ini Dan Semalam, my second attempts of Afghan's Padamu Ku Bersujud and Kaer's Izin Ku Pergi.
Mus did complain about my anti-social behaviour on the night, whereby I was busy surfing on iPhoneKu than paying attention of my friends' colourful renditions of Malaysian as well as international hits. Sorry Mus and I'm really, really sorry guys. It won't happen happen. Insya Allah.
But the hightlight of the night is when Mus sang his first ever Malay song in any of the karaoke outings that I've joined him all this while.
Nak lagi, Mus!!!
After melalak, we stopped by at Q Bistro for a light supper before we call it a day. Once again, I'm really sorry guys for sleeping at the table while all of you were catching out with each other. I'm sure all of you saw fir yourselves how struggling I was to keep my eyes open. Once again, MAAF banyak-banyk.
Thursday, 29 December 2011
Silence of the Lambs added to US film archive
Oscar-winning 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs is to be preserved by the US Library of Congress as part of its National Film Registry.
The film - in which Sir Anthony Hopkins made his first appearance as serial killer Hannibal Lecter - was one of 25 new additions announced.
Others include Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks, classic Disney animation Bambi and Charlie Chaplin's The Kid.
The titles were chosen from 2,228 films nominated by the public.
Every new addition must be considered "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant in order to be added to the registry.
Other additions include the 1979 Sally Field film Norma Rae, Robert Rodriguez's 1992 debut feature El Mariachi and the 1953 version of War of the Worlds.
They are joined by such lesser-known titles as A Computer Animated Hand - a one-minute film made in 1972 that is one of the earliest examples of 3D computer animation.
The oldest entries are silent films dating from 1912. One documents the pre-World War I child labour reform movement, while the other is a farce starring comic actor John Bunny.
Gump, which won Hanks his second Oscar for best actor in 1995, is the most recent of the new additions.
"These films are selected because of their enduring significance to American culture," said James H Billington, who has been the US Congress librarian since 1987.
"Our film heritage must be protected because these cinematic treasures document our history and culture and reflect our hopes and dreams."
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Hong Kong orders chicken cull as bird flu alert raised
Hong Kong is culling 17,000 chickens after three birds were confirmed to have died from the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain in the past week.
The government has banned imports and the sale of live chickens for three weeks after an infected chicken carcass was found at a wholesale market on Tuesday.
It has also raised the city's flu alert system to "serious".
Two wild birds were also found to have died of the the virus.
The government said it was tracing the source of the chicken carcass, but it was not clear whether the chicken came from a local farm or was imported.
"I understand that it will cause inconvenience to the public, and the poultry trade will also encounter losses," said Hong Kong's secretary for food and health, York Chow.
"However, to safeguard public health, we need to adopt decisive and effective measures to prevent and control the spread of the virus."
On Tuesday, a dead Oriental magpie found at a secondary school tested positive for bird flu.
Another secondary school closed for a day for disinfection last Friday after a dead black-headed gull was found with the virus.
Hong Kong is quick to take action against infectious diseases after an outbreak of the deadly respiratory disease SARS in 2003 killed 300 people in the city and a further 500 worldwide.
In 2009, 300 people were placed under quarantine at a Hong Kong hotel after a guest contracted swine flu.
Monday, 26 December 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
Majalah Maskulin menampilkan YB Khairy Jamaluddin (KJ) sebagai muka depan edisi pertama 2012.
Pada pandangan aku, KJ memang padan jadi cover boy majalah. Dan aku rasa dia adalah salah seorang yang berpotensi untuk menjadi PM satu hari nanti. Dia pandai dan dia berani. Ciri-ciri yang ada pada Dr Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim.
Cuma rezeki sahaja jadi pertaruhan.
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Thursday, 22 December 2011
Semoga Allah meringankan beban sakit dan hilangkan derita dan sayu yang menyelimuti Kak Sharifah.
Dia duga kita sebab Dia sayang dan pilih kita.
Doa dan ingat sentiasa buatmu. Selalu.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
Hari ini Emak menganjurkan kenduri doa selamat, sempena Mira sempurna berpantang dengan selamat dan lancar. Dan hari ini juga sebagai tanda Damia naik buaian.
Emak menjemput kumpulan marhaban Pasir Puteh, Bachang untuk memeriahkan majlis.
Majlis ini dibuat secara kecil-kecilan tetapi cukup menyuburkan tradisi daripada mati ditelan zaman.
Puji dan syukur ke hadrat Allah atas rahmat dan nikmat yang berpanjangan. Terima kasih kepada kaum keluarga atas kehadiran yang besar ertinya ini.
Semoga Damia Batrisya akan membesar dengan limpah hidayah Allah taala dan menjadi kebanggaan keluarga.
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Aku tak pasti ini Siri Duit ke berapa, tapi ia bertandatangankan Tun Ismail Ali, anak Malaysia pertama menjadi Gabenor BNM. Duit ini adalah koleksi adik bongsu aku, Lan. Dia memang suka simpan duit-duit lama dan mata wang negara-negara lain.
Ada sesiapa lagi yang mengumpul duit di luar sana?
Friday, 16 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
Apakah filemnya tidak sesuai untuk ditontoni aku? Atau filem ini bukan untuk tonton golongan Adam? Ataupun memang riak mukanya sebegitu?
Apa-apa pun, akhirnya hajat aku untuk menonton filem yang berjaya mengutip RM4 juta dalam masa 4 hari tayangan, tercapai.
Terima kasih kepada sepupu aku, Nazrol dan dua orang kawan - Ed dan Fendy, kerana sudi temani aku.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
As part of the efforts to support the company's drive to promote recycling culture, my department has designated 4 November to 5 December 2011 as the Go Green Month.
One of the programmes for this campaign is to create the most creative recycling products out of office waste. The emphasis here are MOST CREATIVE and OFFICE WASTE.
And the following are the products of my team - Pasukan X-MEN:
1) Self-made paper bags (by Rina)
2) Bookmarks (by HH, Reena & Zaini)
3) Pens & pencils holder (by Zaini)
4) Family photo frame (by Zaini)
5) Gift box (by Zaini)
6) Picture frame (by Liza K)
7) Outstanding Work Compartment (by Rina)
8) Recycle greeting card (by Zaini)
Compartment for used envelopes to be reused
10) Compartment for recycle papers
Monday, 5 December 2011
Alhamdulillah, I won three awards at this year's Departmental Recognition Programme, and one of them is Best All-Rounder Staff. Thank you to those who have nominated me and thank you to the Management for selecting me as the winner.
This is the second year that we have this category. Last year, the award went to my supervisor.
And to make it even sweet, my section has been awarded with the Best Section award. Alhamdulillah. What a year for DFI Macro Surveillance Section. And congratulations to other winners, and of course the Organising Committee.
Friday, 2 December 2011
Cuba teka, siapakah dia di sebalik topeng yang ngeri ini?
Ini adalah sebahagian daripada aksesori untuk majlis makan malam sempena Treasure Hunt 2011. Tapi tahun ini, sekali lagi aku tidak dapat turut serta kerana akan menghadirkan diri ke majlis graduasi di Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia.
Aku memang suka majlis makan malam yang dianjurkan sempena pertandingan mencari harta karun. Memang happening and staff pun memang sporting. Setidak-tidaknya, separuh daripada hadirin akan hadir mengikut tema yang telah ditetapkan.
Kali ini, temanya ialah Ghost Night.
Anyhow, all the best to all participants! And also my officemates that have been made to perform on that night. Perform baik-baik tau!
Seperti Dr Asri, aku pun rasa para pembahas gagal membaca mesej PM agar UMNO berubah untuk merobah.
Ramai yang berbaur perkauman.
Cuma PM yang masih setia dengan konsep 1Malaysia beliau. Tahniah DS Najib!
Cuma kenapalah The Sun guna gambar ini di muka depannya hari ini? Tak gah lah :(
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
hanya Tuhan tahu
Matamu yang memanah hati
bibirmu yang mengucup bibir ini
tubuhmu yang menekap tubuhku
melekat kukuh dalam ingatan
umpama baru semalam kita bersama
Biar dipisah tujuh lautan
dibenteng tujuh banjaran
kau tahu aku faham
itu hanya zahir cuma.
hanya Tuhan tahu
Bila lagi kita bisa bersama
mencantum hati nan terbelah
sebelum datang lagi rasa bersalah.
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
28 November 2001
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
15. Museum of Enduring Beauty, Malaysia
Good hair day? On the third floor of the People's Museum in Malaysia is a monument to the extremes people will go to feel pretty, oh so pretty.
The records go back to the very beginnings of human history, revealing some of the outrageous concepts of beauty people will conform to: bound feet, insertion of round disks into their mouths, molding heads into oval shapes and much more.
Bring your own mirror; you'll feel a lot better about your own appearance after leaving this gallery of "real beauty."
Don't Miss: A display of how several tribes elongate the neck with brass rings or stretch ear lobes with plates. Take an aspirin after your look.
Museum of Enduring Beauty, Jalan Kota, Bandar Melaka (p. Jawa), Malaysia; +60 6282 6526\
Read more: 15 of the world's weirdest museums #3 | CNNGo.com http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/life/15-worlds-weirdest-museums-268795?page=0,2#ixzz1ePpWVdNH
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
I returned home yesterday after sending my sister and her hubby off to the airport. They have gone to Bali for their much awaited honeymoon. I hope they will have a whale of great time there.
And last night, while waiting for Yusof and Arbain to pick me up, I bumped into my new housemate, Harees. He just got back from work. That was our second encounter since becoming housemate on the eve of 9th Zulkaedah. Yusof once again brought me to Restoran Jet for our favourite char kway teow.
This morning, I was doing nothing at home. Just laid on my bed, surfing the Internet. An hour before afternoon, I decided to go to Tiram Travel at Dataran Palma to pay for the requested deposits. Rozain (soft spoken chap with well maintained goatee and sweet smile) gave me a few copies of booklets, together with the official receipt.
Later, I went to collect my letters from the letterbox. And look what I found in it. The invitation letter from the International Islamic University Malaysia for the graduation ceremony which has been scheduled on 3 December 2011.
To those who do not know, I took up a 9-month certificate programme on Islamic Law late last year. Alhamdulillah, I managed to complete it last March. Actually, I'm very looking forward to attending this ceremony, which is my first time to experience the Malaysian-style graduation ceremony.
According to the letter, I need to pick up the robe by this weekend. This means I could bring home the robe to Melaka so that I could take a couple of pictures with my family wearing the graduation gown.
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Semoga berbahagia santak ke akhir hayat.
Please forgive me that I do not have a single picture of the reception at the bride's side. In case you didn't know, I was in the ER of Hospital Melaka, suspected of snake bite.
On the hari langsung itself, I was busy entertaining the guests.
In fact, there was no picture of the family with the mempelai. Only my parents and the pengantins. I guess, it was because the pelamin was inside the house, unlike the two previous weddings, whereby the pelamins were outside the house.
Anyhow, the ceremonies - all three - akad nikah, malam berinai and hari langsung went off smoothly. And the weather was very kind too.
On behalf of the family, I would like to thank all - families and friends for helping out with the wedding and made it a success. Your presence meant a lot to us and only Allah could repay your support and generousity.
To the mempelais, once again, Selamat Pengantin Baru. Semoga berbahagia santak ke akhir hayat. Aamin...
My friends came down to Melaka to attend my sister's wedding. They stayed at Mahkota Hotel. There are five of them, namely, Mus, Sham, Eijam, AJ and Shah.
Since I was very occupied during daytime, I could only joined them at night.
At first, I was planning to bring them to Jonker Street. Later, I found out that the area was packed with participants and fans of body building competition. If I'm not mistaken, they held the 3rd World Body Building Championship here in Melaka. I'm puzzled why they chose Jonker Walk as the venue.
In fact, the boys already strolled the infamous street themselves in the afternoon.
Instead, I met them at Mc Donalds! Nazrol was later joined us after meeting Geng Bebudak Melaka. They cannot stayed long because Fendy and Ed need to go to bed early because they will be going to Jempol for another make-up job. Similarly, Nazri need to attend a state function on the next morning.
As usual, we started our gathering with latest updates on what happened in Kuala Lumpur for the last one week plus that I'd left the city. Some are juicy indeed, some are boring. Then, the bashing part. As always, it was all about "negeri maju" vs. "metropolis kulaijaya".
If AJ didn't remind us how late it was, we could have continue talking until subuh! Before we dismiss, we promised to meet again for brunch at Restoran Ayam Golek Bachang.
Monday, 7 November 2011
Aku pulang ke Melaka, berkonvoi dengan sepupu yang baru dapat kereta baru.
Sampai di rumah pusaka arwah Cokgu Jaafar, aku dapati kedua-dua buah hati tiada di situ.
Wafri dibawa pulang ke Taiping, menziarahi dan berkenalan dengan nenek dan saudara mara di sebelah bapanya.
Damia pula, ditahan di Hospital Melaka kerana ada tanda-tanda kekuningan. Tetapi syukur alhamdulillah, Damia dibenarkan pulang pada pagi Hari Raya.
Pagi ini, Mak meminta aku ke perkarangan rumah Nek Alang, bagi turut serta gotong royong menyiang daging korban untuk penduduk Pasir Puteh. Dua ekor lembu ditumbangkan, dan dengar cerita ianya disumbangkan oleh Datuk Ali, panggilan rakyat Melaka untuk Ketua Menteri mereka.
Syukur alhamdulillah kerana suasana tenang untuk membolehkan kita mengimbau peristiwa qurban yang telah dilakukan oleh Nabi Ibrahim as dan Nabi Ismail a.s, serta melinaskan tuntutan agama.
Selamat Hari Raya Korban buat semua umat Islam dan kepada yang menunaikan ibadah haji, semoga Allah terima haji tersebut.
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Both mother and daughter were healthy. Anyhow, Damia had been admitted last Friday due to yellow. Alhamdulillah she has been discharged this morning. Syukur.
I'm a bit puzzled here. Are they saying that they themselves do not know whether or not the food stalls in their own food court have been halally certified!?!
Anyhow, let us give them benefit of the doubt. Atas nama baik sangka, mari kita tunggu penjelasan lanjut daripada pihak-pihak yang berkenaan.
Satu lagi, pihak Hotline, The Malay Mail tidak menghubungi aku lansung. Hmmm...
Begin forwarded message:
Date: 3 November 2011 05:23:50 GMT+08:00
Subject: [Portal Halal Malaysia] Pertanyaan / Maklumbalas
Terima kasih di atas pertanyaan / maklumbalas tuan.
Pihak kami akan memberi maklumbalas secepat mungkin.
Terima kasih.Form : Pertanyaan & Maklumbalas
registered at 2011-11-02 16:23:50
Nama : Haron
Alamat Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Perkara : Lack of Halal logo @food stalls in Gurvey Drive Food Village
Pertanyaan / Maklumbalas :
From: arenaKu uKanera
Date: 31 October 2011 14:08
Subject: Lack of Halal logo @food stalls in Gurvey Drive Food Village email@example.com
Good day. I've visited our foodcourt last Saturday and noticed that most of the stalls did not display the Halal logo, except for Western food stall. Just to confirm with your side, is the food sold in the said foodcourt really Halal? As you may aware, some of the patrons to Viva Home are Muslims, and like me, would appreciate it if you could ensure that your Muslim customers could get Halal food while shopping in your premise.
- Haron -
Taman Shamelin Perkasa
Ingin mendapat kesahihan pihak Jakim jika food court di Gurney Drive Food Village benar , halal? Tidak terdapat tanda Halal pada gerai-gerai di situ. Saya ingin kepastian dariapada Jakim dan saya telah email mereka untuk bertanyakan juga perkara itu. Harap Jakim boleh membantu. Terima Kasih
IP Address : 18.104.22.168
Saturday, 5 November 2011
Mereka turun dengan berpakaian songket.
Mereka berbincang sesama sendiri semasa membeli pantun-pantun kami.
Dan mereka tidak menjawab tiga pantun kami dalam masa yang telah ditetapkan.
Bak kata orang, kalau sudah namanya rezeki, insya Allah, takkan ke mana. Emas Kencana sekali lagi berjaya mempertahankan kejuaraan mereka. Tahniah uols ;)
Itu petang Khamis.
Petang Jumaat pula, aku telah dijemput oleh pihak penganjur untuk mendeklamasikan sajak bersama-sama Pyan Habib, Lan A to Z, Meor, Wanji Zin dan tiga orang lagi warga kerja.
Aku memilih untuk membaca sajak yang aku tulis pada tahun 2007, di Manchester. Tajuknya ialah Sunyi Seorang Lelaki.
Sajak ini adalah rakaman peristiwa dan rasa ketika aku menyambung pejaran di England 4 tahun nan lalu. Sunyi dan sepi seorang lelaki Melayu, di samping membuat beberapa pop culture reference.
Monday, 31 October 2011
yang dibenarkan keluar
dari sangkar neraka.
Sekian lama berendam sengsara, berselimut derita
hari ini Tuhan jatuhkan rahmat-Nya lagi
memutuskan rantai-rantai seorang jantan
yang dua darsawarsa membelengguku.
Gembiraku pada Tuhan
yang menggerak tukul itu
yang menyuntik belas pada si Arif
yang mengeluar suara-suara adil dari wakilku
yang membogelkan seorang bapak
yang menjernihkan wajah seorang isteri.
Sekarang aku bebas
tahukah engkau bagaimana rasanya?
umpama bersimpuh di bawah pohon sena
di satu petang yang redup, nyaman
sambil mengulum ais-krim Malaysia.
Aku bebas ini hari
bersama lima puteri dan tiga putera
serta parut-parut yang membalut tubuh
tahukah engkau apa rasanya?
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
27 Ogos 2001