Sunday, September 28, 2008

Yay! Raya's coming!

Say goodbye with tears to Ramadhan and let's welcome Syawal with a sense of victory as well as gratification of having to complete a battle of your inner self and desires for one whole month. Whether we did it successfully or otherwise, that's between us and God.

Yay! Raya's almost here! This year, my family and I are travelling back to Raub, Pahang with an additional of 4 'family members'. We're bringing back home with us 4 foreign boys from Bosnia, Palestine and 2 boys from Africa (my mum's students) so they could have a taste of Malay culture and how the Eid Mubarak is celebrated in the community.

I can't wait to savour on the Raya delicacies, you know the usual stuff. Lemang, ketupat, rendang daging etc. Yummy!

To all my Muslims friends, an early 'SELAMAT HARI RAYA' for you and to others, have an enjoyable week.

Datanglah ke rumah nanti =)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Nostalgia's out!

Finally, after months and months of writing, photography, editing and re-editing, Nostalgia '08 has finally been printed and distributed to the whole school. The magazine might look thin this year, (due to lack of financial support) but the quality of the articles and the layouts are definitely better this time around.

And all thanks to the fabulous Editorial Board Members who have worked very hard this year. Too much sweat, blood and tears have been poured towards the making of this magazine and it's just so satisfying to see 'our baby' in prints and it being read by everyone in school.

Nostalgia Ed Board '08

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

a cross cultural Ramadhan

Ramadhan had always been a month that was anticipated by many Muslims. It's the time of the month where we spend the most time with people that were dear and near to us. With God, family, friends and fellow Muslims.

My mum invited her foreign students on Saturday and Sunday for iftar (buka puasa/breaking fast in Arabic) at our home and students from all over came. Turkey, Gambia, Afghanistan, Mauritius, Uzbekistan, India, you name it, they were there.

And yesterday the Turkish community in KL invited my family over for iftar at the Legend Hotel where they had this programme about Ramadhan and stuff. It made me realize that fasting was just more than depriving oneself from food, drinks and carnal desires. It was also about learning the meaning of hardship and starvation that the less fortunate went through everyday.

The iftars that I had had been pleasant. It showed that Islam was all about brotherhood and meeting each other's needs too. We might have different skin colours, traditional beliefs and nationalities but deep inside we're all the same.

We're like one big family who stands on the same common ground and being the servants of Allah.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's me, the tutor....again!

I used to tutor my 7 year old cousin, Ahmad how to read and count. And this time I'm tutoring my other cousin to prepare her for PMR in a few weeks time. She had epilepsy since she was a kid and it had killed many of brain cells so that's why she needs all the help she can to get through this exams.

Too many times, too many of us take for granted for the things that we have in life. With a perfectly healthy brain we could do so many wonders compared to the less fortunate but we choose not to.

We just finished watching Phantom of the Opera so she could get a clearer picture of what the novel is all about. And she's taking a rest now. After all she can't be pushed too hard or her seizure will attack her.

I hope with the little help I'm offering her, she would be able to do relatively well in her exams.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sketching a glimpse of me

4 ANGSANA is filled with people from different walks of life. From debaters to book authors to band singers to Sukma cyclist to artists, we have it all here. And today Chong Wei unleashed his artistic skills by sketching a portrait of me during Biology class.

And here is his artwork:

I wouldn't say that the sketching looks exactly like me but I do see a glimpse of myself in it. I look pretty hard and fierce, though. Some of my friends said the sketching reminded them of some kind of female politician. Heh!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'm here

Giri has referred me as the consultant/wingwoman. He said Zafirah is the person to go to when you have issues and need answers and solutions to them because apparently he thinks I have answers to everything. Yeah, riigghhhhtttt!!

I am not a consultant who has answers to anything and everything, not at all. I'm just a friend who is willing to sit down and listen to you and if there is any problem that needs solutions, than we will figure it out together as friends, not as 'consultant and client' like what Giri says.

So, dear peeps, need a pair of good ears that can listen to you no matter what the circumstances are? I'm here =)

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


It was on. It was off. It was on again. And it was really 'on' last Friday night. I'm talking about Avril Lavigne's controversial concert in Malaysia which got bad protests from PAS. Anyway the concert still went on and it was the 'best damn concert'.

Went there with Alia and Nunu and despite the rain, we had a fun time singing to her 'Girlfriend', 'When You're Gone', 'Skater Boy' etc. And she was sooo adorable! Even if she was 24, she looked like a 17 year old.

But ever since she got married, she became feminine, a lil too feminine. Everything was almost PINK. From her pink hair streak to the pink backdrop to her pink guitar. She even had a pink piano! I mean, pink's a nice colour but too much of it can be....nauseating.

But whatever, Avril Lavigne, she's the BEST DAMN THING!

Ready to rock, girls!

That's the pink backdrop I was talking about

Avril rocking on her pink guitar

Kipas Avril that cost me RM 10 -_-