Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Literature

Bismillah.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t :)
Alhamdulillah, our classes for 2nd semester has already started yesterday. I just had my class this morning on 10.30 a.m and I'm going to have another class on 4.30 p.m. So, during this long gap, I just want to post a quick entry. (I hope it's short ;p)

This morning, we had a literature class with Madam Nagamany. Honestly, before going to this class, my mind was full of perceptions towards this subject. Literature. It seems to be hard. Not easy. But then, the class started, and thanks to madam, I think I'm going to love this subject.

Literature is wide. It's enriching. It has a lot of interpretation. Just one simple verse can give so many meanings. and I think literature is mysterious. Because only the author knows the exact meaning of what he or she write. It's interesting.

I think I like to ponder people through their literature; stories, poems, any pieces of writings,.... although I may not understand them that well, especially poems. hoho. but I like it.

taken from AwesomePictures


Without me realizing (as in, reaaaaally realizing), actually, I live with literature most of the time. I read novels, I read short stories, I read song lyrics, and most importantly, as a Muslim, I read the Quran. The Quran is an example of a very unique and amazing literature piece that no human can beat it even when human do it together. The original language itself is very beautiful, and when we read the translation, the language is still beautiful. Subhanallah. That's just the language, the messages in the verses are very good and meaningful too. The verses can even make our heart calmer too. It is never a waste of time to read and comprehend the Quran :)

Just thinking about that, made me realize that I actually like literature.
I only dislike it because when I heard the word 'literature', the first thing appeared in my mind was poem. It's not just about poem actually. I forgot that. Maybe because I'm too worried about poem that I forgot that literature has novels and short stories too. heh.
and, actually, poems are not so hard to interpret, since it has lots of way of interpretation. Some people have different interpretation even though they read the same thing. and Madam also said something like this; "every time we read, we learn something new. even if we read the same thing." and I agree with her. I've read a novel twice, and the 2nd time I read the novel, I learned more than the first time.

In a nut shell, literature seems fun to me :)

I think that's all I want to share. This post is not as short as I hope it is. But not too long too. I need to control myself from writing too excessively. hoho. abaikan

Wassalam :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tag from Syakirah

Salam :)

A few days ago, I was tagged by my ex-schoolmate, Syakirah. Hoho. After days of being kept in draft, I've finally finished this tag yesterday, but only managed to post it today. Here you go.


TERMS & CONDITIONS:
1.You must post these rules.
2.Each person must post 11 things about themselves in their journal.
3.Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post. And create eleven new questions for the people you tagged to answer.
4.You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.
5.Go to their page and tell them you have tagged HIM/HER
6.No tag back!
7.No stuff in the tagging section about "YOU ARE TAGGED IF YOU ARE READING THIS" YOU LEGITIMATELY (a.k.a REALLY, TRUST, WITH ALL HONESTY) have tagged 11 people.



11 Things about me!

  1. I was born as a muslimah, in a muslim family and community.
  2. I like odd numbers esp 7 and 11. combined, 7eleven. conclusion; I like slurpee. ok jk. I like the number 7 because I'm the 7th child and I like the number 11 because I was born in 11/11, and apparently, I have 11 siblings.
  3. I dislike balloons. very much. especially the glossy and shiny ones. they seem like they're threatening me that they'll pop out anytime -__-"
  4. I just passed my JPJ test on 17 nov! :D Alhamdulillah.
  5. I trust people easily.
  6. I've always wanted to watch the theatre and orchestra live.
  7. I like museums.
  8. I like walking.
  9. I love musics, but I hardly get obsessed or fanatic to the artists.
  10. I'm the 3rd shortest member in my family. The shortest is Hanaa (5 y/o), and then Nuha (13 y/o). Yes, 2 of my younger sisters are taller than me. Hayat (14 y/o) and Solehah (16 y/o).
  11. I can be forgetful and careless, but my memory can be very good too sometimes. SOMEtimes. hoho



Here are the questions from syakirah :)

1) What is your deepest fear?
the fear of losing iman and Islam. nauzubillah..

2) Describe me in three words.
friendly, cheerful, best :)

3) What do you think of PPSMI?
I think the students should be given options to choose in what language they want to study the subjects, especially to those whose English aren't that good.
they need to understand what they learn. learning without comprehension didn't always work.

4) Your favourite childhood cartoon.
Cardcaptor Sakura, Dragon Ball, Power Puff Girls, Totally Spies

5) What is so uncool about Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza?
dunno. I think she's cool. Her voice is amazing.

6) How do you deal with f----ing annoying picturers?
I just ignore them kot.

7) Who are you closer with? Mother or father? Why?
Both kot. But more to mama sometimes. Because she's a female. Easy to discuss girly matters ;p

8) Your favourite blog that you won’t ever miss out its update?
My family's and my friends'. Never will I miss any updates unless if I can't access the internet.

9) If you met our current Prime Minister, what would you say to him?
assalamualaikum.

10) If you could go back in time, which year would you go back to? Why?
err, cannot decide. 2006 kot. Because I was very innocent and cute that time. har har.

11) Which one is actually more essential? Geography or pornography? Why?
geography! because with geography, we know and recognize other countries and we know the distance from us to them, and so we can calculate our travelling budget ;p
as for pornography, it damages the memory system in the brain and it can be one of the factors to make your heart darker too. knowledge is light and it wont pass a dark heart.

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That's all.

Alright, I didn't post any questions. I don't feel like tagging anyone. hoho. Because I don't know what to ask. If I want to ask anything, I'll just ask people right away. Sorry yeah kyra for not accomplishing this task. hoho. Plus, if I tagged anyone, the people wouldn't even reached 11 kot. Hoho.

By the way, I've just finished my MUET examination today! Okay, actually, it was yesterday, 19 Nov 2011.
And, we the TESLians are back in our campus. We knew our classes already, got the schedule too. I'm still in class B, but now 2B instead of 1B, and most of my 1B classmates aren't in the same class anymore. sigh. Never mind. Allah knows best.

Semester 2 starts on 21 November 2011. Good luck.

wassalam.

Friday, November 11, 2011

18


Alhamdulillah,
I'm 18

:)

P/S; I posted this on 14th November, 2011. hehe. tapi sengaja buat tarikh on 11 november 2011 and at 12:41 pm, because right at that time, I turned 18 :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eidul Adha 1432H

Bismillah.

grabbed from somewhere @ Tumblr

O Allah, I am waiting for the call
Praying for the day when I can be near the Kaabah wall
.
- Waiting for The Call by Irfan Makki
The time will come, insya-Allah.

Eidul adha.
I wonder if all muslims really comprehend the meaning behind it.The sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim a.s & Ismail a.s have done. Prophet Ibrahim a.s sacrificed his beloved son to prove his love to Allah. Prophet Ismail a.s, as his son, obeyed him, and don't even care about being sacrificed, because he knew that his father have to do it because of Allah.

Sacrificing one's love towards the world, for Allah's love.

If I were in his shoe, I might have failed to do the task. Might.
Say, for example, if I was told to give off my netbook (one of my kesukaaan duniawi). Not to just give it off, but also to ruin it, break it into pieces...
for the sake of Allah. to prove my love to Allah.

Will I really do it?

how about you?
If you were in the situation, will you do it?
Seriously, will you?
Seriously?

eheh. okay, I am always changing the subject. Sorry.
but, let me keep the answer to myself, and you keep the answer to yourself too.
self-reflection, ok?

Anyway, I think it's not too late to wish you a happy eidul adha :)
May someday, we will all get the chance to perform our hajj, insya-Allah.
May Allah lends us strength to do sacrifices just for Him, and may we get the benefits and learn the lessons from the story of prophet Ibrahim's sacrifice.
Enjoy the free meat, others' sacrifice to prove their love to Allah (qurban). eheh.




Happy Eid!
from Khair Family :)


May Allah bless us all.
wassalam.

P/S: The family photo was taken on the morning of eidul adha, 6th November 2011, 10 Zul-hijjah 1432h. For overseas family, Ahmad, Hasanah and Suhail, more pictures are coming soon on fb. Stay tuned. *tiboo

Friday, November 4, 2011

Journey in Pre-TESL ; Part 4

Bismillah.

Salam :)

We are still enjoying our semester break. In this entry, I want to write about:

1st semester's final result
After reading a few texts from my friends this morning, I switched on my netbook. I knew the result was out. But I was kind of reluctant to see my result, but was somehow curious about the result (I expected the website to hang). I did not log on to facebook first. My friends must have been discussing about the results there. I opened my email. Spotted and e-mail with the title "UITM EXAMINATION RESULT...", I looked at the time sent. 4:01 AM. Ceh, if I knew it has been sent on that time, I've checked it after subuh. Anyway, I opened it, and my full results were displayed.

Alhamdulillah :)
3.67
2A 4A- 2B+

I have to improve my Grammar.

Most TESLians excelled in our 1st final. Alhamdulillah.
Anyway, let's continue to put on more efforts to success on the next times, insya-Allah.
Don't be too happy, don't be too sad,
We still have next semester,
Anything can happen.

taken from somewhere at Tumblr

Appreciation and credits; Semester 1
First of all, big thanks to Allah. He sent me lots of good people in my life, He kept giving me reminders throughout my life, He helped me a lot, He encouraged me a lot through His love letters, He inspired me a lot, He blessed me with lots of things in this world. I hope I can meet Him one day in His Jannah.

Thanks to my parents, mama and abah. They reminded me a lot to always remember Allah, they always prayed for me, they supported me endlessly and they love me non-stop. Thanks :)

Then, my lecturers in this sem. Madam Nagamany, Miss Ju, Miss Siti, Miss Siti Fatimah, Madam Nisa, Mr. Naza and not to forget, Ustazah Normala, for teaching us to success. Thank you.

Next, to my friends.
Amirah, Emme, Qamarina, Fatin Ameerah. Thank you for sharing your notes and help me a lot in study. Thanks for giving me tips and advices. Thanks for encouraging me always. Thanks for being hard-working that I'm attracted to be hard-working too.
My awesome 1B classmates, Amirah (again), Neng, Anis Faezah, Izni, Amalina, Anis Farahin, Bella, Izzati, Ejat, Asiah Aisyah, Atikah, Ezzah, Ainaa (yang dah pindah), Fyza, Wanie, Jay, and the boys, Fatah (class rep), Acap, Harir, Syahmi, Farid, Hanif, Hassan, Syahir, Dean, Boss, Alil, Zuhri, Jakir, Haziq. Thanks for your encouragement and support, for being the awesome classmates, for being hard-working that I felt challenged to be hard-working, for helping me a lot, etc. Thank you so much.

And others who remember me in your prayers, thank you :)

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Alhamdulillah for everything.

Semester 2 will start soon, on 21st of November.
More challenges are waiting ahead. May Allah lends us more strength to overcome all the obstacles, insya-Allah. Good luck all! :D

Tomorrow is Arafah day, 9th of Zulhijjah. Let's fast tomorrow!
The eidul 'adha is on the day after tomorrow. Don't fast on that day. Celebrate the day.

That's all. Wassalam :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Random: Teaching, Good person?

Bismillah.

Salam.
Just want to write some random things before I went to bed tonight. *sleepy* *running nose* *suddenly remembered that I haven't take the medicine yet* *will do after this* *this starry******thing is too long*  ok stop.

Alhamdulillah, today, I went to my school and met my teachers and some of my friends. We had a great time, alhamdulillah.

I just want to share some random dialogue I had with my former English teacher. She taught me English since I was in form 3 until form 5. I met her at the bilik guru. This is our shortened version of conversation; [we had a mostly malay conversation]
Me: Ustazah sibuk ke? Ada kelas?
Ustazah: Tak lah, tapi ustazah nak uruskan kertas-kertas ni haa *showing the exam papers*
Me: *excited, flashback-ed zaman buat English essays* wah, banyak. Ustazah nak ana tolong? Hehe. Practice, practice. (since I'm taking TESL. ceh, bajet sket)
Ustazah: Oh, boleh juga! Ha, anti mengajar la sini nanti.
Me: Oh, ha'ah kan. Nanti tahun depan kan ada cuti panjang
Ustazah: Bagus lah tu. Sini pun tak cukup sangat cikgu English.. TESL belajar apa je? Grammar...?
Me: A'ah, ada grammar, reading, listening, speaking, writing, camtu-camtu la.
Ustazah: Oh, dah tere la ni?
Me: Tere? Oh, tak la sangat zah. Huhu. Kat sana kitorang tak speaking sangat pun. Banyak cakap melayu je.
Ustazah: Haa, that's why you have to go overseas. Lagi effective. Nanti buatla master kat overseas.
Me: hoho. tula. Insya-Allah...

The message behind the conversation, plus I added more some;

  1. I miss writing essays. But more to narrative.
  2. Ustazah mentioned about being a part-time teacher there. I suddenly thought that do I really have the qualities to be a teacher? A good teacher?..
  3. Environment helps give influence in your language. You are with Malay speakers, you speak Malay more. You are with English speakers, you use English more.
  4. I thank her so much for helping me to improve my English! She encouraged me a lot.


That was about some educational stuff.

Then, my friends and I went to another friend's house nearby. She's our SRIH schoolmate. We talked a lot, reminiscing our memories back then. and I realized how innocent I was when I was in primary school. I even wrote letters in a very skema proper language, and I followed the informal letter format too! Good girl. Comelnya aku dulu. ok dah, tak boleh perasan banyak sangat.

But now, 今で, الآن, sekarang, what kind of girl have I become?

*silence*

What kind of person have YOU become today? *changing the subject*

alright. that's just for the muhasabah.
That's all, wassalam.

Random: Everything is up to HIM. He knows what's best.
Random #2: This is the first time I used the word 'reminiscing' in my writing.