Friday, October 29, 2010

My Favourite Part of the Semester.

This is the time that I love most in each semester.


4 major assignments to be submitted accordingly.

4th November : EDUC 265 Educational Assessment
5th November : LING 219 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
 10th November : EDUC 267 Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy
 11th November : ECH 131 Arts in Early Childhood.

Plus I have other commitments as well.

On the 4th of November, as the Cultural Director 10/11 of MSA (Malaysian-Macquarie Students Association), I need to help masak-masak for the DeepaRaya event that's going to happen on that exact day.
So I'm the one in charged with all the cookings and preparing meals for the event. Need to get ready for it starting this weekend. Yeah I need to cook for 200 people. *sweating*

Next upcoming event, a Farewell Party for our beloved Cohort 5 seniors on the 10th of November (the night before my ECH131 assignment is due).
They're going back home for good thus we Cohort 1 juniors are organizing a special (special ke? :P) farewell dinner for them.
The best part is, I'm going to perform that night! 
I'm excited for the event but a bit worried for the assignment. I heard that they are having a test too the next morning. Gosh I guess all of us are going to attend the dinner with worries heavily loaded on top of our heads. *giggling*

Juggling with so many things now. But keep on saying Alhamdulillah. :)

Cause in the Alquran is already mentioned in Aya 2:286 -- the translation -- "Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope..."

atau Bahasa Melayunya.. “Allah tidak membebani seseorang melainkan sesuai dengan kesanggupannya……..”

I can do this. InsyaAllah. :)

These few days I have been spending some time in the Musolla to do my assignments. Papers are everywhere! This is how I study by the way. Mess here and there. ;)

And shut! I know I resemble a makcik.

... and that messy handwriting!

 Kurikulum Malaysia tidak kulupakan..

And oh, for the first line, I was being sarcastic. In case you bought that. :P

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Courtroom experience

Yeah it's been awhile since my last post. As usual, when I have tonnes of assignments, then only the mood to update this tiny little blog will come. Ideas flow like water, for the wrong reason at the wrong time. ;)

One of my assignments requires me to go observe a courtroom session, to see how people use language in the court. Yeah it's my Sociolinguistics subject. Thus it's related to how people use and choose different kinds of languages to be used for different social reasons. Some of you have fallen asleep heh? Hee.

Thanks to our driver, Faiz, we managed to arrive at Hornsby Court House by 10am. It was a 30-minutes drive from our home. It was so interesting to be on the road at such an early time, cause it reminded me of driving my Abah to his office every morning back in Malaysia.  *Abah I miss you muchoz. Trust me I would willingly drive you next time if you wanted me to! You didn't have to force me after this :P

The officer at the court house gave us a warm welcome. I felt like I should be a lawyer cause the staffs were so nice towards us! They made me feel special! Haha. Other people (even the defendants! - I know they were the defendants cause their cases were being heard in the court later) were also so nice towards us, they smiled when they saw us walking down the alley to the main courtroom. *I felt like a superstar*. We managed to get the permission to write down some notes for our assignment. You don't usually get to write or record anything in the courtroom, as a privacy matter. So, yeay!

Okay guess I won't talk about what I wrote down. Cause after a few minutes the session started, my eyes were almost closed. Haha. The magistrate's Australian accent was so strong that I hardly understood what she talked about. But of course, to cover myself up, I nodded knowingly a few times when she made eye contact with me. Lol

Out of the 6 cases that we heard for the morning session, there was this one case that caught my attention. Two relatives were fighting over hot water system. Can you believe that?? The defendant was charged for assaulting the victim by biting her hand and pulled her down. And the reason of the fight was because she turned off the water heater. JUST THAT! Gosh what's wrong with people nowadays?

When the court had a morning tea break around 12 noon, we also cabut lari lah! I managed to capture a few photos outside the court house as kenang-kenangan. I wore my super-expensive-but-worn-only-once blazer tau! Motif la taknak capture gambar kan. :P

So here they are :)

our driver of the day - Faiz -

With my girlfriends in front of the Court - Asrin (middle) and Mira (right)

 It was drizzling when we took this picture. It was an old building, just a small local court. I knew some of you might be surprised seeing the building, cause I was surprised too!


We headed off to Top Ryde to get our lunch as the stomach was calling for food! I had a beef burger with chips. Enormous size! It kept me full till night that I didn't have to take dinner.

I wanna go there again!

I mean the burger shop, not the court. Haha

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nikmat Iman dan Islam.

Hmm. tadi terbaca status Hilal Asyraf di fb.

"cuba mencapai nikmat iman dan Islam".

mesti indah kan perasaannya?
masih mencuba...

Friday, October 1, 2010

The season has changed. So do I. :)

Yeah spring has arrived!
It's very very colourful here.
All the flowers, macam literally, berebut-rebut untuk keluar menunjukkan diri masing-masing.
Yeah seriously.
I just wish all of you (those in Malaysia or any other places that don't experience seasonal change), could be here to witness it.
It is very beautiful, SubhanaAllah.

We always see in the movies where during spring, all the flowers blossom, the leaves grow fast and the animals start to show themselves, right?
Well, I never thought it is real.
Okay I know that they ARE real, but what I mean is I don't think that they are real in a way. erm.
Erm.. okay, abaikan.
*sorok muka*

Spring really brings the cheerful and happy mode.
Colours are everywhere, and living things are alive.
The weather is not really cold, and not that hot.
It's just perfect to go out and play in the sun.

Unlike winter, where all the leaves die, leaving the branches by itself.
And the weather is chilly, dark and gloomy.
Just by reading this, it affects your mood right?
Well at least, it affects mine.

The other day I was walking to a senior's raya open house and I took a chance to do a little spring photo shoot around the housing area.

So here's the pictures.

Hope you'll enjoy, and see how beautiful the world around us - that Allah has given to us to appreciate and value... if we are among the thinkers.

There's a parrot! Unfortunately I didn't get a shot of him from the front.

Dia tengah makan madu mungkin?

And rabbit starts to appear again! 
(Seriously I don't see any during winter)

 To be honest, I don't know names of flowers. 
But I love this one, tiny little flower on the grass.

Haa you must be familiar with this lalang kan? hehe 
Saja je snap, to show we have lalang juga in Sydney tau ;)

The bee is eating honeyyyy ( Lebah sedang makan madu)
*okay ni adalah direct translation*

 Ha pokok ni, bunga dia special. 
My flatmate Zeda said "macam pencuci botol susu baby"

Ha that's me. These two pictures were taken outside my apartment. 
Pretty heh? (Yeah I mean the flower, obviously)

p/s: If you notice, I've changed the background image too. :)

This post is dedicated specially for my beloved little sister in UiTM Kuala Pilah. I keep my promise to take pictures of every season kat sini, kan? Hope you enjoy the pictures. Love you ;)

What is the purpose of life? - the video

Remember my previous post regarding the interview of me and Aliah for the Islamic Awareness Week?
The one that they asked us 'the purpose of life' and 'if it were our last 3 days on earth what are we going to do'.
Well if you have an old mind (like I do!), here's the link to the post.
My last day on earth

Naaaa now the MUMSA (Macquarie University Muslim Students Association) has launched the promo video for the upcoming event, which is going to be held very very soon!
And the best thing is, I appeared in the video! yeahuuu~~

Honestly I'm so excited as I will be one of the volunteers.
It's gonna be a whole new experience for me.
InsyaAllah. :)

So, the video was recorded around the campus area. Catch me and Aliah at 1:50! :)

My personal comment regarding the video --- Well, it really touches my heart.
Seeing different people responding to the same question, with different reactions, but everyone was stunned hearing the question.
It really made us think, ain't it?
Lets pray Allah shows us the right way.


Raya di Sydney.

As mentioned before, we had our own open house. (Yes it was the first time in my life organizing such a big party!).
I had great experience and fun in cooking, preparing all the food, cleaning up the house, memang tak tidur malam tu!
Okay exaggerate pula.
I did sleep for 4 hours that night.

So, here are few pictures taken during our open house a.k.a housewarming party held last Friday. :)

Our house decoration - frame gambar kami berenam

Another house deco. 
We lighten tea candles up. Sweet and romantic kan kami gadis2 Zara Airyss? ;)

the menu:
Nasi Impit + Kuah kacang (asrin and mira)

Side dish - Batagor (ala2 wantan di Malaysia) this is originally from Indonesia.
Thanks to Teh Noy for the recipe.
This was a hit dish at our open house! (prepared by Zawa)

Tadaa the main dish!
Nasi Tomato (Aliah + Zeda)
and Ayam Masak Merah ( Zawa + me)

Ha ni ayam masak merah I dengan Zawa buat tau ;)
Tapi I tukang kacau je hik

I bancuh ni! ;) *sengih2 kembanggg*

Nasi Tomato yang super yummy.
Seriously, it was a tough work for Ali and Zeda.  
Diorang masak sikit-sikit dalam periuk nasi biasa then transferred it to the big kawah.
p/s: Thanks Rya for the recipe, though we had to adjust sikit2 sebab kadang2 nasi mentah, but it was delicious, thanks! :)

Family photo Zara Airyss. with Farouk and Iman.  Haha
Semua orang bising - "Kenapa Farouk and Iman masuk gambar Zara Airyss?"
*paling stress bila kami baru sedar yang lupa angkat towel kat belakang, malu2*

 With our lovely Cohort 5 seniors. 
They will fly back home for good this December. sobss T_T
*Pic taken at our backyard*

 My handsome brother Alang (right) with our cohort leader Afiq (left) and Razeen's happy face in the middle

Our remaining guests for the day. Time was almost 530pm during this time. :)

Now, it's time for the host to eat, after a day melayan tetamu!
Look at my happy face dapat makan :p

Sekian. Lotsa <3 <3 <3 from Sydney :)


Alhamdulillah, bakal bekerja.

Syukur pada Allah.
Dalam masa 2-3 hari ni, saya rajin juga jenguk Gumtree Sydney (website untuk cari kerja).
Akhirnya dapat juga kerja.
Cleaner untuk apartment.
Gajinya okay lah untuk beginner yang takde experience langsung ni (takat cuci toilet time agent nak inspect rumah je minggu lepas je, hik hik)
Tempatnya pun alhamdulillah tak jauh sangat, 20 minit je naik bas depan rumah ni.
Time pun flexible, Alhamdulillah.

Cuma..terdetik juga nervous dan cuak di hati.
Bukan apa, kerja nya kan cleaner rumah orang, so..
Nervous sebab majikannya adalah 3 orang lelaki yang tinggal kat apartment tu. Hmm.
Moga Allah melindungi dan berkati kerja ni..Amin.

Hanya berserah dan tawakal pada Allah.