Monday, October 26, 2009

RM500 je??!!!

Aiseyman....korang ni rilek la. Jangan la merungut. RM500 tu duit jugak.

Cuba la jadi orang yang bersyukur sket. Allah dah cakap.....kalo kita bersyukur, Dia akan tambah lagi rezeki kita, tapi kalo kita kufur, maka seksa nerakaNya amatlah pedih. So, amik la pedoman. RM500 tu kalo korang pegi mintak kat tepi jalan belum tentu dapat lagi tau. Yang orang keje swasta satu sen pon tak dapat tau. Ni tak, tau nak membangkang je. Sedar la sket, korang tu dah la keje dengan kerajaan, tapi asek nak membangkang je. Syukur la dengan rezeki yang ada.

Lagi satu, cuba la patriotik sket. Korang bukan tatau ekonomi skang ni tak stabil, so kita kena la paham, kerajaan bukan nak menjaga government servant je tau, satu Malaysia ni kerajaan kena jaga tau. Jadi bila orang dah bagi tu amik je la. Jangan banyak bunyi. Nanti kalo Malaysia ni bankrap, baru korang tau, kerajaan nak bayar gaji pon takleh. Lagipon, sebagai pegawai kerajaan, kita kena sedar yang hak kita ni cuma satu je - GAJI. Selebihnya tu ie cuti, bonus, kursus semua hanya KELAYAKAN sahaja. Sedar la diri sket.

So, jom la kita beringat. Aku cakap ni bukan sebab nak kata aku ni bagus. Takkk....bukan camtu. Aku cuma nak kita sama2 beringat. Rezeki tu datang dari Tuhan, kalo Dia nak tarik bila-bila masa pon Dia bleh tarik. Ingat ye...jang buat-buat lupa plak.







Sunday, October 25, 2009


Today was supposed to be the day where fans would throng to one of the biggest and richest singer in the world's concert. She is Ms Beyonce Knowles. But unfortunately, Beyonce has cancelled (or rescheduled) it. Well, too bad.

I'm not a fan of Beyonce. In fact, she annoys me. I hate the way she uses her body to sell her songs. What irks me the most is that she is actually NOT that hot. She seems to be denying that facts. This to me is a sign of lack of confidence. Not in her singing though. She's a spectacular singer. Nobody would doubt that. What I'm trying to say that she lacks confidence in her appearance.

For years now she's been preaching the world that she is bodylicious. Hence, her revealing music videos and the dreadful catwalks and etc etc. Her clinging to saying like 'real woman got curve' really humors me.

To me, to have a talent a big as hers, there's no need for her to be sexy. Fans will still listen to her songs even though she's not sexy. I'm not saying that it's ok to be ugly. In the entertainment world, you do need to have the face that would lure people to the CD shops. But looks alone won't help you to fame right?

Just look at Celine Dion, she's superb singer, there's no need for her to wear thongs to make her point heard.

I think Beyonce needs to accept the fact that she will always be a little bit fleshy. She will never be as hot as Halle Berry, Liz Hurley, Rihanna etc etc. But she could always bet on her talent.

Well, this is my 2 cents lah.

Sunday Special

Yup, it's tonight. But I'm a little bit less enthusiastic than last season. Everything seems wrong for Liverpool this season ie. lack of charismatic players, injuries, lack of fund etc etc.

Judging by their current form, I'd say they have 30%-40% chance of winning. Man U is clearly the better team this time around. Not to say that I'm not 'patriotic', I'm just being realistic. But you know what, this type of game has a different aura, so it should be any team's game to win. Deep in my heart, I hope Liverpool will be victorious. Hopefully....

Friday, October 23, 2009

We love the 90's

Form 2, lawatan ke utara
403/11 PPP/ITM
Form 2
hari last SPM 94
Kursus BTN in 1993
Kat McD yg kat belakang Kotaraya
Form 5, aku yg sebelah tue merah tu

Funny eh? Dah puas gelakkan aku? ahahahha....aku pon gelakkan aku. Mannnn....I don't want to be that kid again. But I always have the kid in me though....:)


Sitting from left: Imran, Wan Cibai, Wan Karim, Achik and Ihsan
Back from left: Me and Norzie

A picture of Azwan aka Wan Cibai. Remember him? He passed away a few months ago. Many asked me to produce his pic. But I couldn't find one. Just now Achik uploaded few pictures on his FB, and there he is. Thanks Achik.

This picture was taken at a bowling alley in PKNS Shah Alam probably in 1996.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Motherly Role

My wife is currently away. She's in Beijing on a company's trip. So, I'm left at home with the boys. She's never been on a company's trip before. She's always excused herself and I too, was reluctant to let her go. But this time, I think it's time for her to really enjoy herself.

This would her first time to be away from the boys. You see, since 19the December 2003, she has never stopped from being a wife nor a mother. So, I see this as a gift to her. This is her break from home so that she could enjoy her time with her friends.

It's time for me to endure the experience of being a mother. Eheheh...well, I see this as an opportunity to bond with the boys. They need to know that they could depend on me too.

The boys have never slept without her mother on their sides. This would be their first. Well, that's not entirely true eh. Alif did sleep with me when my wife gave birth to Akif. For one night only. Now, they are going to spend 5 nights without her.

Last night was the first. Alif was cool. Maybe he's more mature now. But Akif had some problem facing the fact that his mother is not around. He kept asking and when I explained, he cried. Luckily dia ni senang nak pujuk.

This morning, he woke up at 6.45 and immediately jumped out of bed and called for his mother. When he realized she's not around he cried again. But just for a while though. Once he was calm, he was back to his normal self.

So, overall, everything seems to be fine. I hope I could maintain the momentum. Insya Allah

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Raya Ups and Downs

Syawal 1430H has ended with many memories, good ones and not so good. I decided to wait until today to post my Hari Raya entry. I feel that Hari Raya post will become a cliche if you post it right after Hari Raya holidays. So I waited.

My ups
I believe that I've performed better in the Ramadhan. I mean I was a better Muslim this year. I do not to elaborate. Just to make things clear, it has nothing to do with my ability to fast ok. I've been fasting full since I was in primary school ok.

I received nearly 200 hundred SMSes wishing me Selamat Hari Raya. Thanks you guys!

This year, for the first time we were able to wear our Baju Rayas with the same color theme. Turquoise. I'm very happy.

Raya preparation went smoothly. There was a minor hiccup with my wife Baju Raya. But we manage to solve it.

My uncles and aunties gathered at my parents house on the first day of raya. We haven't been able to do that since my grandmother passed away in 2001. When she was gone, my mom's siblings seemed lost and we celebrated Hari Raya in small groups. But this year almost everyone were there. I could see the happiness in my mom's face to see all of her adik-adiks to visit her. We are actually a big family you know. My mom is the eldest of 10 siblings. I have more that 40 cousins. We used to have more than 50 people in my grandparents' house on Raya eve. Can you imagine the chaos? :)

My office organized a Majlis Hari Raya. We invited all HODs, Village Heads, etc, etc. It was a blast, full house.

My Downs

I sent out 50 raya cards to my friends. Only one replied. The rest, they prefer SMS. It's not that I do not appreciate SMSes. But the feeling in different. Getting a card brings more joy to me.

My car broke down of Raya ke4. We were on our way to Sg Petani to attend a friend's wedding. The feul pump was the culprit. The car broke down in Bukit Merah. I had no choice but to have it towed. The nearest Proton Service center was in Taiping. So the car was towed while all of us were in the car. To make things worst, that day was the day the Celcom's network crashed. I couldn't call anyone for help. This is my most frustrating experience ever.

My car repair works cost me a little more than 1k. That really swung my budget for Hari Raya. So now I'm a little bit tight in cash.

The day after my car was brought back from the workshop, the battery conked. Another RM250 went down the drain.

So that's how I spent my Syawal 1430H. Lebih kurang. Of course these are just the significant ones. But basically, apart from being tight in cash. Everything went according to plan.

tidor sebab kepanasan

punya la panas dalam kereta sampai merah muka diorang
Di atas tow truck
aku yang tengah termenung
alif main basikal di pagi raya
yang ni pon sama

My wife and I

Ah, Liverpool

I surrender. I have given up hope on Liverpool's challenge this year.

On Saturday they stamped their worst ever season in recent years. They suffered their 4th defeat in 9 games. Unbelievably miserable.

The loss was actually conceded with the 'help' of their own fan. A boy threw a beach ball into the pitch. Later, a shot by a Sunderland striker hit the beach ball and deflected it into the goal leaving Pepe Reina helpless.

I saw the goal and I immediately knew that the game was not worthwhile to watch.

The line up was also a 'kamikaze' one as described by a friend of mine. No Gerrard, Torres and Mascherano. Leaving the midfield to Lucas 'hopeless' Leiva and a rookie by the name of Spearing. The flanks were occupied by Benayoun and Babel. Kuyt was the lone striker. In defence, the manager decided to field 5 defenders. Looking at result, he should have put everybody in defence. ehehehh.....

Hmmmm.....the match had stripped Liverpool true ability. They do not have formidable subtitutes. So when Gerrard is injured, they might as well throw the game before it even started.

But to say that is actually unfair. There were a lot of matches in previous seasons where the team was unable to field its first 11. But still they could managed a victory. There's something about this season that really bothers them. I don't know what. But if I had to guess, it would be because of losing Xabi Alonso. So far Lucas is always hopeless. Aquilani has yet to debut.

The manager needs to do something fast. Or else the players will slowly lose their confidence in the team. This might prompt them to flee next season and hence weaken the team even more.

As for me, I would be happy if Liverpool finishes as top four. Bye-bye Premier League, bye-bye Champion's League. Better luck next year.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

1 year

Today completes my full year in my new office. Wooww..... I can't even believe myself that I've made it this far.

Since I set foot in this office, all I could think of was how to get out of this office. I believed then, that I was not the right person to head this office. I felt that I did not have the right persona for this job. And guess what, my view hasn't changed.

I couldn't achieve satisfaction in this job. The only thing that kept me going was the freedom it provides me. I technically don't have a boss. I am the boss of this office. I am the capo di tutti capi. I rule this office according to my whims. Well.....the majority of it... since I still have to report to my immediate superior once in a while. But that certainly doesn't kill the fun.

The job comes with heavy responsibility. Even though all I did was giving out orders, but the way the orders were carried out by my staffs reflect upon me. But alhamdulillah, I inherited a group of dedicated people who are professionals and transparent in carrying out their responsibilities. And I think they are also happy to have me on board (so far la).

I do have many sweet memories during my tenure here. For instance, last week I got a visit by a drunken guy. The guy came one day - drunk of course or maybe half drunk. As he entered my office, I could smell his breathe which was laced with alcohol. I told myself that this could be trouble. But I kept my composure and invited him to sit.

He started telling me his problem. He is a red ic holder. He's been applying to get a blue ic for as long as he has lived. He claimed he is pure Malaysian. His father was a blue ic bearer and so do all his children. He further iterated that his wish before he dies is to cast vote in the election. And of course, being drunk, he digressed a lot.

Me, not being able to bear with his pungent breathe offered him a solution. I wrote a letter to the National Registration Agency requesting them to help him with his problem. He was happy when he got the letter and left.

I thought that was it, but noooo....the next day he came back, still drunk at 8.30 in the morning!! He told me that the officers at the NRA didn't want to entertain him. I think I know why. Aiseh....I thought I could taichi this problem to NRA but apparently they have better taichi than me.....hampeh

But still, I entertained the guy. He reiterated the same story as before. So I said, I would help him to write another letter. Then suddenly he stopped talking and gave a scary grin.

"You know ah Tuan, saya suda 60 tahun duduk ini tempat. You are the only CADO who invite a kaki botol like me into your ....what you call this?? ahhh...your parliament!!!"... "you memang baik la Tuan. I salute you sir!!! so ini hal takpa la tuan. Forget about it. You layan saya ini macam pon sudah bagus. Thank you sir!!"

"No problem....saya cuma buat kerja saya saja....."

"Noooo!!!!! you BAIKKK!!!!" he screamed

"You sorang saja kata saya baik. Orang lain tak kata pon....tapi no problem laaa"

"Nooo.....You BAIKKKK!!!!!" he screamed again and this time louder. "I'll tell eveyone you are BAIKK!!!! Please sir, jangan pindah. Tunggu saya mati baru pindah...."

"Ye la.... ye la..."

"ok sir sir see you"....before he left he did this gesture like a hindu always does - he bowed as if he was touching my feet. Then he left.

After he left. I had this awkward feeling. I felt content. I didn't know why. As much as I hate having him in my office, this guy actually gave me something to cheer. I'm guessing maybe because he was drunk. A drunk always tells the sincerest truth. So maybe he was really sincere in appreciating my help.

You see, everyday I get a lot of people coming to see me. All of them are hypocrites. They pretend to smile and show appreciation and always say something good to me. These are all pembodeks. They only come to me when they need my help. And they thought I was such a fool to fall for it. I'm not a child la. I used to be a salesman so I'd know who is sincere and who is main wayang.

But since I've taken an oath to serve this country. I still entertain these pembodeks in the name of professionalism. I just hope that the society would change someday.

to the drunk guy whose name I've forgotten, thank you sir.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Alif Hafi!

sukanya bebudak ni bila dapat makan kek
sebelum tiup lilin
his friends are singing the happy birthday tune while akif looks on
the cake

Alif is 5 years old today. My wife brought cake and some goodies to his kindergarten. Akif was there too. My parents were also there as they were in the area.

Happy Birthday Alif. Jangan notti-notti eh. Abah loves you!!!

So you are stateless? Too bad....

There are former Malaysians who are stateless now.

Ahahahah..... they thought the grass is greener in UK but unfortunately the truth hit them on their faces. On your face!!!! There is one guy, who was an architect in Malaysia and now he works as a dish washer in UK. Too badd....

These people voluntarily disowned this country and willingly apply to become a citizen of a so called better country than Malaysia. They are defectors!!! And now when nobody wants them, they've come back crawling to this hospitable country to claim back their citizenship.

Kudos to the Home Minister for telling them that they will be treated as any other foreign citizens. To me, they rightfully earned that kind of treatment. Pengkhianats....

Please remember you guys, citizenship is a privilege not a right. Remember that. So the next time you want to revoke your citizenship, make sure you are being accepted by the other country first. Ehehehh....

Monday, October 05, 2009

It's 109!!!

Ahh...finally....the sweet taste of success
109 is my TOEFL score. The first one I got 98. So I retook the test believing I was much much better than 98. And I've proved it!! Alhamdulillah....Maybe it was the 'berkat' of Ramadhan.
Now....I need to start sending my Uni applications. Wish me luck!!!
p/s: this really is a good news after watching Liverpool crashing down to Chealsea last night. Hmm...please...will somebody please buy the team over form the Yanks. They are really starting to piss me off!!!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Some people just don't learn

Some people say, no matter how bad the fall is, don't give up, regroup and get up. If you do this, you a smart person
However, if you fall and people explained to you why did you fall, you get up, and still commit the same mistake, you are just an idiot. This time, people wont help you anymore.
I like A. Kadir Jasin's take on Malaysian Politic - it defies logic!

Thursday, October 01, 2009


I've been meaning to post something. But the network at office has been nothing but sucks. It comes and goes. I heard that our network was hacked. Reaaaalllly?? Why would somebody hack a boring institution like us?

If you ask me....I would say those who is managing the network are a bunch of incompetent, lazy snobs. I reckon that those at HQ is enjoying an uninterrupted service. But people like me, who work in this far-far-away land only have craps to our face.

Right now, I'm surfing from a kedai mamak.