Monday, January 04, 2010

1st one for 2010

1st entry for 1431H and 2010M.

hope there would be many more to come.

Alhamdulillah, as the semester commences today, my timetable is a bit more relaxed. I only have an ATA of 19 hrs. More time for myself, parents and achieving some goals.

1430/2009 was indeed a great year for me. Alhamdulillah.

So, wishing everyone a great 12 months ahead and achieve what u guys wish for.

Jazakallahu Khair~

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Awaited Reunion


Thank YOU ALLAH, for giving me the opportunity to get together with my friends yesterday.
It had been a good 10 years since some of us last met, an
d Syukur to YOU, ALLAH, for letting me live to the day.

This is AD 16 batch July 1995, graduating class of 1999 (and 2000 for some) - hence the production team name is 9T9 Production. This picture was taken in 1997 ( a great year for me) for our Fashion Seminar paper, where we managed and produced our final year seniors Degree Fashion Show. It was the batch that inducted us when we got in the department.
Pic source from Suraya's Facebook

So, the crazy people of AD 16, from the July '95 intake finally met. Walaupun cuma 9 orang, meriahnye, aiyo~ bak kata Nizam, bak 1000 yang mai. *masing2 bawak Qorin n Pendamping kah????** lariks~

It had been 10 years since i finished my degree @ ITM, and most of my friends were met last either at their weddings or during the convocation. And thats it!

Each of us had been going on our own paths for the last 10 years.

I am proud to say that all my friends from my batch, especially from my department, are doingsomething that they like. Majority of us ended up being teachers, entreprenuers and fulltime designers. Alhamdulillah.
9T9 Production.2 members missing: Za @ Sugi and Mek Ina. mana pi tatau?!
Pic Source: Suraya's Facebook.

Eventhough not all could make it to this do, but u guys are at heart. 

so nak pendekkan setori.. tgk je la kegilaan kami... hehe

Venue: Kokopelli Travellers Bistro, sect 14 PJ
Date: 16th May 2009
Time : 8 pm
Theme: Black n Red

So here are the attendees. 
Standing from right: Ain(Organiser) , Me, Za, Adnan Hassan
Seated from right: Hasliana, Rose, Sue(Organiser) and Haslinda Che Ghani

Late comer:

our very own, once upon a time Ratu Gedix : Farah Ina!

Cameo Appearence:
Live from LONDON! Rashid Hamid!!

so we makan2, snap2 happy, dan SKYPE dgn Rashid in London. 

Lepas tu, dengan impromtu nyer, Ain mencadangkan kami semua ke KOTAK MERAH @ SOGO untuk bersantai. 

Since i x bawak my Canon 10D ke Redbox, so nan ado la gambar2nye. Nak tgk? silalah ke Facebook saye :)

Keseluruhannye, Thank you Sue n Ain sebab organisekan this get together. I hope we could get together again in near future. 

Wishing all a great and productive week ahead. InsyaALLAH.


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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

and yes, 5 months later...

Assalamualaikum readers :)

It HAS been a while since i last typed something here. It had been a wonderful 4 months since I last wrote an entry.

What have I been doing?

Sirah Junjungan Tahajjud Cinta
Tudung styling for Pengantin (April) and NUR (May)
planning to do something big for myself this year
busy with lectures and students and shows
am now getting nervous for AMAN - yes, i've backlogged sooo many things *sigh*
was in KK over one weekend for work - and had a SPLENDID getaway!

Anyways, Alhamdulillah for all the nikmat bestowed upon me. I could have never been where I was the last few months if HE did not grant it. Alhamdulillah.

Wonder when would I update again? Wallahualam.

To my readers reading my blog, thanks for dropping by. 

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

thoughts of the day


This would be my first entry for the year 1430H and 2009.

I was reunited with my sifu Normah Nordin today. How I admire her strength and energy and standing up for what she believes in. I know that this iron lady works from her heart and has a passion in sharing knowledge with others. She is currently running an art studio in Muar, which is called Artnest Gallery, she partnered up with Hamid @ Midah and she teaches visual arts, performing arts and english to the local kids. Those kids are sure very lucky to have great teachers like Kak Normah and Midah.

Looking at the children's drawings and art work, I could sense the sincerity, naiveness and purity in their works. Things that I don't see with my own students. I guess, when one teaches with passion and sincerity, the individual who receives it would deliver the same.

It was Kak Normah, who roped Dida in in this job that she is doing for the finals of a pageant looking for the perfect role model for Malay girls. I am borrowing my costumes for the opening gambit. Anything for Kak Normah and Kak Dida who had been great teachers. They not only taught me the proper way things should be done in a production, but to work passionately and sincerely. They really inspire me.

At one point, later on this evening, as I sat watching the full dress rehearsals for the tv program that is going to be aired LIVE tomorrow night on a local telly station, I asked myself, where is the sincerity and purity in doing one's task. The rehearsals, mind me, was not a good one. Nobody seemed to know his or her function in that production. It started late, finished late, some guest artistes did not bother to attend, wardrobe malfunction and, to add salt to the injury, the contestants themselves did not looked prepared or giving a 100%.

I know it is not fair for me to judge something that has nothing to do with me, but the issue of portraying a Malay girl should take 200 gazillion more effort rather than just filling the telly with 'nice' but non functional and tacky dresses, which in return, does not portray a proper image of a Malay girl.

Being Malay, I was brought up with values of Islam and of Malay ancestry. I was taught to behave properly and how to treat other according to customs which relied a lot on religion it self. But, that was not what I saw. Especially when it comes to the issue of clothing and dressing up.

The proper way of a Malay girl dressing up should be descent and in compliance with the religion. I guess, the objective of the tv program is to find the perfect role model of a Malay girl who knows her roots, religion and culture - BY HARD. But, this was not being portrayed as I thought it should have been. I know, Puan Azah Aziz and Kak Zubaidah Sual would be restless the moment they see the finalists in their opening costumes.

The root of the problem.

I personally think that the production team did not bother to go in deeper when it comes to the main objective (which is made clear by the title of the program). Everything is just a matter of glitz, glam and money. Nothing much on revealing the beauty of the Malay Heritage namely in terms of clothing. Malay by name, but almost all contestants wore super modern clothes- and with horrendous cuttings such as the mermaid tail and long tail trailing the skirt. Where has gone the beauty of Kurung Pesak? Kebaya Pesak Depan? Baju Belah? Kurung Cekak Musang? - just to name a few. Fabric wise, why Lace? and not just simple woven cottons or raw silk? I did overhear somebody saying that they did not want the CLASSIC look because it would look KAMPUNG and out-dated. Er? Did Malays in history, lived in the city? Did your great grandparents lived in big towns? The fact is, majority of the Malays use to live by the river and sea, and water being their main mean of communication to the outside world. So, does that mean, the image of a Malay Girl should be introduced in complicated outfits compared to the simple Baju Kurung Pesak? And I always thought, Malays are supposed to be very simple people.

'A Clothes maketh a person ' - I read this somewhere. And it is SO true.

In costume design, a costume has an important function to relate certain signals to the audience such as gender and the period of time. And I guess, the production did not realize this. They had known from the start ( i am taking a wild guess at this) what the finalists are doing for the talent segment. Thus, the costumes they put on should compliment and accomodate the dramatics, movement and character. Is it appropriate for a Malay girl, in a pastel green mermaid tail skirt and Indonesian beaded kebaya to do the silat and reading poetry on being Malay? and a Mak Inang dressed up in a hot pink Pakistani Brocade Wedding Kebaya? It was heart breaking seeing the girls struggle with what they are wearing. The production should be aware of all these detailings.

The program is about searching for the perfect Malay Girl Role Model, but in the end, nothing looked Malay about the program. Sad but true. Young Malays should be aware of their roots. Hang Tuah once said, Takkan Melayu Hilang Di Dunia, but, i think, it is on the verge of extinction. Especially when we ourselves as Malays do not have place in our hearts, sincerely, appreciating what God has given to us. I hope the children at Artnest Gallery would grow up and appreciate what being Malay is all about.

My 2 cents for the day.

Jazakallahu Khair

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Close brush with Izrail


Yesterday, I really had a frightening and traumatic experience. I had a close shave with Izrail
The Angel Of Death.

A trailer - er, the one with 8 tires kot? just tipped over and fell on its side on the flyover towards KLIA from Bukit Jelutong. I was just a mere few meters behind the trailer.

I cant remember what and how, as I stepped on my brakes, the car slightly skidded (it was drizzling) and ALMOST hit the barricade. Subhanallah. I was shaken. I wanted to cry, but I could not. I wanted to scream, but I kept quiet. Alhamdulillah there were no cars behind me at all, kalau tak, wallahualam.

Dalam ke'blur'an, I got back in the car, drove past the trailer, got out and saw one of the people in the trailer getting up from BELOW the flyover. I did not know what else to do and so I just drove on ahead towards Kajang to settle stuff for AUG. God. I feel soooo small.

Pengajaran dari apa yang berlaku ialah, Izrail could come knocking anytime, anywhere. Maka, ini peringatan kepada diri saya sendiri juga supaya lebih mengingatkan mati dan bekalan hari muka.

Subhanallah Alhamdulillah Lailahailallah Allahuakbar

Jazakallahu Khair

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

RED !! :)

Salam semua

Dalam kul 4 lebih tadik, mak saya kol saya, masa tu tgh curi masa grocery shopping utk dia kat Giant SA. Dia kata ada PARCEL. Hehehehe... dah sampai dah sampai.... apa dia yek???

Ini le rupe envelop tu... the parcel.. stamp tu Mak i dah claim awal2, she collects stamps :)

Ha! ade nota.. sker ati la, I pun nak menunjuk gak yang I ada dapat hadiah :P ngengenge dari RED DIVA @ Sang Ratu Kerajaan Merah Berdaulat

Ini isi envelop itieww. Sehelai handuk ELLE MERAH dan Jam Loceng Merah

Close up JAM LOCENG..

Tuala dan Jam Loceng

Inilah hadiahnye untuk competition impromtu masa cuti Raye aritu. Terharu tau, ini la pertama kali dalam sejarah hidup i, i won something via the internet. Alhamdulillah :)

Kak, thanks for the gifts. Macam tau2 aje i really need an alarm clock! The handuk merah would be kept for traveling only.

Semoga terus sukses dan didoakan kru sentiasa dalam lindunganNYA serta dikurniakan dengan pelbagai lagi idea serta dimurahkan rezeki serta dilimpahi lagi dengan kasih sayang dari al Rahman al Rahim.

This Syawal, is sure one for me to remember.

Oh yes...MANY HAPPY RETURNS to ABANG. Happy 7th Birthday to Prince Red :P

Jazakallahu Khair

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Monday, October 13, 2008



Saya update ni di Bukit Peringgit, Melaka di rumah abang saye.

Saya sampai Melaka jam 12 tgh malam, Sabtu. Sebab?

Nanti lepas saya pulang dari SIAK SRI INDERAPURA minggu depan, saya akan cerita lagi.

Doakan pemergian dan kepulangan serta persembahan kami di sana !!



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