FeeLiNG NoT So GooD...!!!

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I've just woken up at 11.30 pm just now. ivanjaya.net I don't know why but I feel unwell.ivanjaya.net

It's not that I'm having a fever, or catching a cold or cough a lot, but I just feel fatigue. Maybe it's because when I went to the Dramatari Rawana in Philhamonik Hall in KLCC last night I didn't get any sleep because I just couldn't.
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Since I'm still fresh, I think I'm gonna use the time to work on my College Writing 1A Assignment and my speech outline for my demostrative speech for Listening & Speaking.ivanjaya.net But luckily, my class starts at 10.30am tomorrow...!!! So, I can relax a bit and feel free to sleep till 9.30am tomorrow.ivanjaya.net

Oh yeah, I just wanted to say Happy 22nd's Birthday to my biological brother, Muhammad Fahmie Ehsan Rijap who had just turned one year older. I don't have anything to give u at the moment as the allowance is not in yet.ivanjaya.net

I think I need to start my work now so that I can sleep earlier.ivanjaya.net

THe NeW LooK oF MY BLoG...!!!

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Hi guys...!!!

It's been a really long time ago since I've written any entry for my beloved blog. I was really busy with life, especially all being TESL ASASIans students and lots of assignments needed to be finished. ivanjaya.net I'm still having unfinished assignments needed to be completed by the end of this week. ivanjaya.net
I still have College Writing Assignment 1A which is about finding 6 articles and summarize any 3 of the articles based on the title that we have chosen by ourselves. I'm writing about the title "Abuse Towards Youth".ivanjaya.net Next, I need to do a demonstrative speech right after the end of the mid sem break. I'm doing about how to fast fold your shirt.ivanjaya.net We're not supposed to to anything yet but we have to submit our speech outline within this week. I have just finished my College Reading assignment which is to write an alternate ending of the movie "Cast Away" that we watched last Wednesday. I've written a pretty interesting alternate ending for everybody to know.

Apparently, we'll be having a test on Basic Principles in Education, or I would say BPiE. Basically, I don't really know what is it gonna be asked in the paper later because there's not much we've learned in this course. I think I should open my notes and do some reading.ivanjaya.net

Well, as far as everybody's concern, I've changed my blog's layout. I love this layout because it's less striking than the one that I had before. I really hope that all of you will enjoy this blog much better after this. Plus, I've added some cute and funny pictures as my emoticons.ivanjaya.net

Okay, I think I better go now as more and more assignments are waiting for me to be completed. I won't be sleeping as my class will be in few hours time.

Until then, chiao...!!!


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THe STaRT oF SoMeTHiNG NeW...!!!

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Hi guys...!!!


OMG...!!! I've just realized that it's been a month now since the last time I updated my blog. Well, my life had been dull during the whole semester break. Nothing interesting happened to me. Basically I'd just eat, sleep, and Facebooking 24/7. Get how boring my break was...???


Everybody (or at least the ASASI students) knows that we have just started our 2nd semester of ASASI TESL. It's been three weeks now, since the first day of 2nd semester. I still remember on the first day where Mr Shah told us that our batch of ASASI TESL had been disappointing at some point as the Dean was not happy with our results. He also said that Lendu Campus, Melaka have better results than us, which is quite humiliating for us, the so called the best batch for being placed in Shah Alam Campus.


As far as everybody is concern, my pointer is 3.18. Yeah, I know people would say that for a linguistic course that I'm taking right now, that pointer is pretty low but learning English is not as easy. It's more than meets the eye. Comparing ourselves with other ASASIans; Science, Engineering & Law, we're kinda so far behind them. I was hoping that I would get 3.5 and above, but I'm still so grateful that I'm still in the safe zone.


For this semester, it's gonna be really fun and a great joyride. The classes had been reshuffled and half of the class of 2B, the class I'm in right now, are from my former class, 1C. Things are not gonna be the same, that's one thing for sure. 1C will always gonna be itself, but I see 2B as brand new start for me. Once again, I've been chosen as the class rep which Mr Shah had remark it as a "kontrak sampai mati!".


I'm honored as people still believe in me doing simply what I do best. For my whole life, I've never been not being a leader. I'd tried taking a hiatus during the last Minggu Mesra Siswa and let someone else be the "penghulu" for a change. I just can't sit still, every breath that I took was not easy as I see someone else was doing and taking my role. I believe that no matter how hard things are but if that's what we do best and we do it sincerely, we would always be happy about it. That's how I feel about being a leader.



I know that in the beginning, when I was first appointed as the TESL ASASIans President, the guys especially don't have faith in me. Thought that someone else would suit my position now. It's fine by me as we were still in the process of knowing each other. If I were to be them, I think I would do the same. Who would want a flamboyant, bubbly, overly talkative and crazy guy to lead them? Well, one thing that I'm grateful about myself is that I'm committed to the responsibilities that are placed on my shoulders. So, I hope everybody has different perspective  about how I do my work now.



As for the recent Aidiladha, I didn't go back home. I stayed in Meranti with few guys and luckily Kutiq was kind enough to invite us to his house. It was fun as I went to my friend's house because my last Aidilfitri was rather boring because I only went to my bro's gf's house. 





The Meranti "Left-overs"





 








 




The next day, Milin texted me and told me that she was bringing foods to Meranti for us. How thoughtful of her to still think about us. We enjoyed the food so much till there was nothing left. We were so full, and we saved our money. Hehehehe...Thank you so much, Milin...!!!


I was supposed to do my reading journal 1 assignment but instead I come here and write a blog entry. I guess I just needed a time off from everything for awhile and express everything here.


I really hope that this start of something new would give me a whole lot new experiences.


Chiao...!!!



HaPPY BiRTHDaY...!!!

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Hi guys...!!!


Since the semester break started, I've turned into a newly-evolved one nocturnal creature who happens to have insomniac problem. Currently, my best buddy is my green colored lappy which enables me to go online every single day.


I don't have anything to do here at home other than Facebooking. I think that is what almost all TESL ASASIans are doing in order to spend their spare time. I never thought that semester break would be this boring. It is more boring compared to SPM break.


Well, today I celebrated my younger brother's 12th birthday. Happy 12th Birthday Nabeel Azhar...!!! Basically, his birthday is tomorrow but since tomorrow is Monday and it's not suitable for celebration as it is school day, so we celebrated tonight instead. Well, I have no photo to publish as we just took the food away and eat them at home. My family practically have small appetite when it comes to food so they give me one whole Hawaiian Chicken Regular-sized Pizza and they ate the other 2 pizzas. It was fantastic and I'm really full now.


Last night, I went to my former school because I was invited to my former school library party. They had organized a little bit better party than I had organized last year. As far as I know, this party was organized by my former secretary Sharina which doesn't make the new chairperson as good.


We had barbecue there. We ate chicken wings, sausages, shrimps, squids, corns and some other stuffs. I'm sorry as I didn't take any photo as there were few juniors already busy taking photos. Besides, I was happy to see some of my old friends there. Ayu, Oda and Sharina were there. Madam Rosaini, Madam Ashikin, Madam Roslina, Madam Ipah and the Principal were the teachers present. All the juniors were pretty excited to see me. Well, who wouldn't? LOL


People basically told me that I've gain weight since the last time they saw me. Well, actually I'd just placed myself on a weight scale and my current weight is 65kg. It is lower than before, believe it or not! Well, I'm trying my best to lose weight a bit because I've exceeded my normal weight and I'm overweight  now. I think it's taking its toll on me now because when I go out and hang out with my friends, I can't walk for a long period of time. My heels will start to ache and the feeling will kill my mood to have fun.


After I got back from the party last night, I sat in front of my lappy and go online. I just cannot sleep after that. I think this is the problem with who turned into nocturnal being, insomnia became a habit.


Chiao...!!!

MueT - SPeaKiNG...!!!

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Hi guys...!!!


Yesterday, I went to SM All Saints, Likas to have my MUET Speaking examination. I was wearing light green stripy long-sleeved shirt, a pair of black slack pants and a lime green neck tie. I arrived there by 9.15 a.m. as I was a little bit late because I dropped my mom at her office earlier and Ethel arrived at the mamak restaurant that we've planned earlier than she supposed to so I don't want to keep her waiting.


After I parked my car, I went to look for Ethel. I just keep walking to the block of stores and suddenly I heard somebody called me out from behind. It was Ethel. She was wearing this white kebaya which has blue flowers on it. She looked pretty in it.


Then, she accompanied me to a restaurant there where I had Mihun Goreng Ayam and Teh Tarik. She told me that she had her breakfast earlier with her dad in another restaurant nearby. We were talking like crazy, talked about Larry's bad behavior. I can see that Ethel has this big fat vengeance on him. Well, he had been a really lousy leader, so to speak. Not that I'm trying to make him look bad but words spread around TESL ASASIans. Things have been bad with College Study Skills, the IJN thingy that they did wrong. I feel sorry for Ethel, Haziq, Ainin and their team mates because lots of mark had been deducted because of what had happened. No marks for their presentation and 15% had been deducted from their report mark. If I were Ethel, I would be furious myself.




Erica showed up when we were talking about our upcoming 2nd semester in ASASI TESL. Everybody is eager to go to Language and Drama class next semester. So do I because I am really ready to take away the Best Actor award from everybody. I know I have the talent to be a good performer. It's just that my time has not come yet. Erica was wearing this gray baju kurung with brown flowers on it. She was wearing a pair of hazel colored contact lenses. Few minutes later, Aaron arrived at the scene and he was wearing dark brown shirt, a pair of black slack pants and light brown neck tie.




When we finished our breakfast, it was almost to 11 a.m. and we decided to go into the school and we were told to go to the school library. We were quarantined in the room next to the library. There was this guy, who was looking at me like he wants to eat me. I just couldn't get it. If he was angry with me because I was chatting with the rest and I was using my high-volume-normal voice, he supposed to be doing the same with others because I was not the only one talking. I don't know what seemed to be his problem. He was this geeky Chinese guy who I really love to hate in real life. Let's just say, he was intimidated by my speaking skills. I just don't get him. (>_<)






We were grouped in 4. I was grouped with Aaron, Erica and one girl from ASASI LAW. I feel sorry for Ethel because she couldn't join us as she was group with another group. The waiting was hell, luckily the geeky Chinese guy was not around anymore so I could chat with my group mates with ease. It was annoying to see people keep on staring at you for no reason.




So, Ethel's group was done with their speaking. I saw them shaking their heads and they were making fake smiles. I began to feel nervous, because I assumed that they must have faced a very bad speaking session. I entered the room and I saw a middle-aged Chinese lady was sitting at the center of the room. She was wearing rounded shape pair of spectacles and was wearing dark purple Punjabi attire. She asked us to take our respective seats.




There had been some problems with Aaron's status of being there because he didn't print out the paper that he was supposed to bring together. So, I told the invigilator that it was not Aaron's fault that he didn't bring the paper together because according to Mr. Shah our name wasn't suppose to be in the MPM system. But it did and yes Aaron was suppose to bring the paper just in case.




Then, another invigilator entered the room. She is an Indian lady who was wearing dark purple Punjabi outfit as well. Is it the wearing-dark-purple-Punjabi-outfit day or what? Then, she began checking my IC. She suddenly went to see the other invigilator and murmured something to her. Then the Chinese lady told her:
"There's our candidate. Nobody left his IC here."
"Is something wrong?" I asked, curious.
"Nothing. I thought somebody left his IC here, because you don't look like in the IC here. You look different." she explained.
"Really? I must look better now compared to the picture in there." I replied with a small chuckle.
"Maybe you should get a new one, since this IC looks old." the Chinese lady spoke.
"Yup. I actually went to update my IC last week. So I'm practically waiting for it to be done then I'll get it."I said, with my cute smile.




I look at the question paper. The topic that I got for the our speaking session was Developing Responsibility. My point was through family. For Task A, I think I did great. I keep my eye contact with the invigilators and I always look them in the eye and convince them that what I said is the most true. I didn't know how did I pull it out but I managed to present my points within the very 2 minutes. Just my luck, I guess.




Then for Task B, I was the one who started the discussion and it was like a debate as Erica was agreeing with my point and supported it, while the girl from ASASI LAW was agreeing with Aaron and supported his point instead, which is developing responsibility through individual level. It was fun, because I didn't try to conquer the whole discussion to myself because everybody has everything to say. The time ended, and we were given 1 minute to make a conclusion. We were looking at each other, and then I opened my mouth and present my conclusion which I still stand on my point that family is the most important aspect in developing one's sense of responsibility.




After we got out, we didn't see Ethel anywhere. So I called her and she told me that she was already home. So Erica, Aaron and I went to another restaurant to have our lunch. We talked about our previous MUET Speaking session and laugh our asses off about the whole thing. I guess all of us were satisfied with the whole incident. What a relief! (^_^)




So, we're just gonna wait until 7th November. That's when we will be having our Listening, Writing and Reading Comprehension. I just hope everything will be going smoothly as our Speaking. There's nothing to do at home actually, since I have finished all 3 books of Percy Jackson that Azhann lend me.




I'm going to download lots and lots of movies so that my friends and I will be able to have some entertainment when we're back for our 2nd semester.




Until then, chiao...!!!


JouRNeY To THe WeST...!!!

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Hi guys...!!!


Finally, I'm here at my house, my hometown, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah!!! It's been almost 5 months since I was here.


I didn't get much sleep when I was still in Shah Alam. I was awaken by James' noise of showering in the bathroom. Imagine, I slept around 5 am and woke up again at 8.30 am. I realized that Hafiz was still sleeping soundly next to me. We were sleeping at the living room of room D208 the night before that. I felt groggy still, and realize I was in the one of the most messiest room in Meranti (no hard feelings guys, it's the fact). (^_^)


So, my friends (Hafiz, James, and Bombay) and I went to Gerai Baha  and had our breakfast there. After we told the waiter our order, everybody got their meal 5 minutes later, except for me. I don't know why, but it seemed like the "penebar roti" didn't make my order. So, I went to see him and place my order once again. I got my meal after everybody had finished eating. (>_<)


Basically, the taxi arrived 5 minutes early than we told him to come. It was okay though as we quickly return to D208 and packed those little things that we didn't pack, like towels and toiletries that we used for our shower that morning. Unfortunately, the security guard didn't allow the taxi to go in, so we had to bring every single thing from room D208 to the taxi, which happened to be at the entrance of Meranti. (>_<)


I was sweating so much, as my stuffs were too much for a small guy like me. I sat at the front seat, which leaves Hafiz and James to sit at the back, together with all the stuffs that didn't fit in the trunk of the taxi. I was asleep when we were on our way to LCCT, Sepang. As I regained my consciousness, I realized that we had arrived at the airport.


We paid the taxi driver RM75, each of us contributed RM25. As we got our things on the trolley, we went to the counter and checked-in our baggage. Next, James wanted to eat KFC for his lunch, while Hafiz and I were still full from our breakfast just then.


We sat at the waiting hall after everything settled. I bid farewell to Hafiz and James. I queued up and I was on the plane. Once I got into the plane, I was so surprise to see my pet brother in the very same plane...!!! He was there, standing in front of me with his steward uniform on. I never saw him in his uniform before, and he looked so good in it.  He was surprised as I was right there and then.


Well, I don't know what I saw but he wasn't on board. I tried to look for him, but there were just 4 stewardesses on board. It confused me a bit to saw him earlier in the plane but he wasn't there for the whole flight. It was irritating for me because sitting right next to me was a very old Chinese couple who were very "jakun". As if they never got on a plane before. Seeing the land from 30 thousand feet above the sky, made them go crazy. I was annoyed by them even when I put on my mp4 player on. I couldn't even concentrate reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief


Once I reached the KK airport, I turned on my phone and started to type something on the phone. I sent the text to him, asking him why didn't I see him during the whole flight. But too bad until now I still don't get any feedback from him. (T_T)



I went out and saw Abel and Itah outside. I don't know why, but they acted really awkward. As if they don't really know who I am. I asked them where was Dad, and they told me he was in the car waiting. When I got to the car, he asked me:
"Iz, can you drive? I'm so sleepy right now."
"Sure, why not?" I replied.
Frankly speaking, I was really happy since driving my Myvi was one of the things I really wanted to do when I reached KK.


Since I reached here, I don't feel that well. I mean, literally. I sneeze all the time, non-stop. Some times, I sneeze too much until it hurts my nasal cavity and my throat. I think maybe I'm gonna see a doctor tomorrow. By the way, I'm going to Jabatan Pendaftaran and update my IC photo. You guys will see me with new IC.


Well, it's already late and I need to get up early tomorrow. Let's hope everything will go as planned. Until then...


Chiao...!!!

SaD BuT SaTiSFieD...!!!

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Hi guys...!!!


I am practically lying on my stomach together with James beside me. He is reading Doraemon comic book right now. Somehow, the three of us (Hafiz, James and me), are too excited to go to sleep as tomorrow we will be going back to our hometown...!!! (Bombay is sleeping soundly on his bed. LOL)



Me & James



They both are going back to Kuching, Sarawak, or should I say only James alone is going back to Kuching because Hafiz will go back to a place he called as Bintangor. According to Hafiz, it'll take him a total of 5 hours of journey from Kuching to Bintangor, and there's no such thing as highway road throughout the whole journey.



Hafiz & Me



As everybody know it, we had come to an end of the 1st semester of Foundation of Teaching English as a Second Language, or should I say, ASASI TESL. I'm kind of sad but I'm satisfied as the same time. Things have been great so far. (^_^)



I mean, all these while things weren't going smoothly as they were planned but I'm happy because from my point of view I ended my 1st semester in a very good way. I thought I'd be all miserable and make all those long-faces again when people I care started to go back to their home but to no avail.


I am pretty sad because I will leave all those joyful moments I had with my room mates, class mates and my course mates. But it doesn't mean that I'll forget everything that we had gone through together. All those memories, regardless of being good or bad, will remain in my mind, my heart.


I'll miss what I had with the most exhilarating class of ASASI TESL batch of 2009, Group 1C. I think it was an fortunate event we were put together as class mates. Things we shared and gone through together can't be explained by word because it is beyond that. You can just tell how great we were from those pictures taken all the way through 1st semester. I'll miss them so much.


I just want to give my highest gratitude to fellow 1C class mates for being such supportive and cooperative class mates which made my work as class representative much more easier than other class reps. Thanks for all the respect you have given to me as I did my responsibilities.





1C


Special thanks to my sweet and compassionate assistant, Hazreen (or the rest would call her Mommy), for being a really great help to me. I appreciate those deeds you did for me, taking keys every morning classes, taking care of the class when I was lying on hospital bed due to dengue fever, when I was lying on my green-sheeted  bed due to high-temperate fever. Thank you...!!!





Hazreen & Me



Thanks to the members of The Lucky 10 (Azhann, Yen, Fayfay, Megat, Anas, Bombay, Lee, James, Abe and Adam) for being able to accept me for who I am. You guys always make me feel comfortable and appreciated even I am different.


I was spending my precious time with my two best buddies, Azhann and Yen. We went to Domino's Pizza  to redeem one free regular-sized Aloha Chicken pizza. Right after that, we went to McDonald's at Section 3 to enjoy our pizza together with burgers and fries. Yen had Spicy Chicken McDeluxe, Azhann had Quarter Pounder, and I had Big Mac.


While having our meal, we reminisced some memories since the first day we were here, in UiTM Shah Alam. Where we first met and everybody was annoyed and disgusted by me doing Beyonce dance moves which now turned into something that people can laugh off about. We still remember what was our so-wrong first impression toward each other. Azhann being viewed as rich spoiled  brat  and Yen being viewed as the guy who has the same height as mine.



Azhann & Me



Me & Yen



Those crisis we gone through together. Larry incident and Sasha incident. All of them still fresh in our mind, or at least my mind. Guys, thanks for making my day today. I want to thank the both of you for being such good friends. Thank you for always bearing with my flamboyant attitude, be good listeners, good story-tellers, good story-sharers, and for always be there when I needed you guys.


When we were back from McDonald's, I saw everybody was beginning to pack their things. Each and every one of us just can't seem to wait to go back to our hometown. When Mama arrived, she told me some tips on MUET Speaking test. Just don't try so hard to tell the invigilators that you are superb. If you are truly great, you don't have to show it as those experienced examiner can tell if you are good.


Before Azhann and Mama depart from Meranti, she asked Azhann to triple check and make sure everything have been in the Naza Ria MPV. He assured her that everything was in. I bid farewell to them. I hugged Azhann tightly and closely as we won't be seeing each other for a month and a week. I waved as Mama drove off.


I went upstairs to my room and I saw everybody was beginning to finished packing their things. I was startled as I haven't even packed anything yet. So I quickly went to my room, unzipped my luggage bag and starting to put my stuffs into it. I also put some of my stuff into a big box which I sent to my brother's house because there are too much for me to bring home along.


After I finished folding my clothes and putting them into my luggage bag, I checked around the room to make sure than everything is already packed. When I looked at the back of our door, I laughed my ass heart off to see Azhann left 2 pairs of stripy slack pants, a pair of LEE black jeans with a stylish belt around the belt hanger. Then, I texted Azhann and told him that he was being typical again, which to leave things behind when he goes back home. (^_^)


Azhann asked me to hold on to his stuffs until the 2nd semester starts. Means that I'll be bringing his stuffs all the way to Sabah. His pants will be somekind of tourist to Sabah. LOL


When I got out, I saw everyone had finished packing. Everybody has too many things with them. It's like they are going to move out from a house to another house or something. It occurred to me that seeing these were so interesting which made me grabbed my Sony Ericsson G705 and take pictures of packed things.



Arshad's


 
Acap's


 
Yen's




Bash's




James'







 
Mine


I just can' wait to reach KK do everything that I've been missing since I've been in Shah Alam.


I'm sad but I'm satisfied. Thanks for caring everyone...!!!


Chiao...!!!

FiNaLLY...!!!

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Hi guys...!!!


Now I can actually breathe easy...As for the last two weeks I've been in my final exam week...It was exhausting, mentally and physically...


I would like to give my reviews on the courses that I've gone through for the whole of last week...


TMS 071 - MALAYSIAN STUDIES
It was not as hard as I thought it would be...The Multiple Choice Question was okay, and the essay question was not that difficult...But the way I answered the paper was not factual, but in more general way...Yeah, when it comes to history, I suck...!!!



TSL 041 - GRAMMAR 1
This one was really tough...Luckily there was no such question that required me to define what kind of grammar that was used in a particular sentence...If it were like that, I think I would die due to lots of mistakes in answering the paper...


TPI 081 - ISLAMIC EDUCATION STUDIES 1
Same goes with this course...It was way easier than those tests that we had during our whole semester...Same here, I didn't really answer it with using the actual definition...What I did was answer all of the essay question with a more general way...


TSL 021 - COLLEGE WRITING 1
This was kind of easy paper, though most of us were shocked because there was some rules that we didn;t know added up to the instruction...We were told to write not more that 450 words...How can you do that with writing an essay less than 450 words when you have so much thing in your head to be written in black and white??? Those who wrote more than 450 words will be penalized...I think I wrote more than that even though I didn't have much time to count the words...


TSL 031 - LISTENING & SPEAKING 1
It was such a waste of time for this paper to be answered in 3 hours whereas we managed to finish this within one hour only...We started off with a little bit of difficulty since the conversation that we had to listen was happening really fast...I don't think real human being would converse like that...The phonetic section was really easy...


TSL 011 - COLLEGE READING 1
This paper was not that hard, but due to lots of 'reading' needed for this paper, so people tend to be sleepy and lazy and answer this paper hastily...Easiest course but yet a boring paper to answer...People who takes for granted on this paper won't get a good result...


Yesterday, I went to INTEC to accompany Azhann to get his MUET letter from Mr Shah and then we went to see some result for carry marks...


I got 39.6% for my Grammar out of 60%...Not that good I would say...Then I took a picture of the whole namelist so that my class mates can check their marks...



Click to enlarge


So, that was it...Right now I'm just sitting in front of my lappy and bore the hell out of me...By the way, Idzni is coming to Meranti tonight...We won't be that bored after all...I'm going back to KK this Saturday afternoon...I just can't wait to go back home and see my cat, Harry and my car Myvi...



Chiao..!!!

RaYa '09 iN SeReMBaN...!!!

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Hi guys...!!!

I just got back from my brother's girlfriends' hometown in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan...It was kinda different this year as this is the first time I celebrated raya away from my family...

I was practically blogging in the living room of my bro's house when I heard he was on the phone saying:
 

"Sekarang ke? Ok la, nanti abg bagitau Iz...

I was puzzled at that moment but I didn't really had anything in mind when I heard that...I knew something will come up out of the conversation my bro had in the phone just then...
My Bro:"Ok Iz, kiter nak pegi rumah Kak Sue ni...Parents dia jemput kiter beraye."
Me:"Sampai biler?"
My bro:"Tengoklah cam ne...maybe sampai raye ke-3 kot."
So, I just tidy up a bit as my things were still unpacked in my bag...My bro told me that we will depart from his house at 4.00pm...So, he slept because didn't sleep the past night...I was really busy watching my favorite soap opera, As The World Turns till I didn't realize that it was already 4.30pm...Then suddenly my bro came down from upstairs and asked me:"Kan tadi suruh kejut pukol 4..." I said I didn't really notice time flied so fast I just discovered about it myself...

The next thing I know, we hopped onto his bike and quickly go to Kolej Meranti and parked his bike there...I managed to get few things from my room and we went to the Section 2 bus stop and was planning to wait for RapidKL T529 bus to arrive...Looking at the time, it was almost 5.30pm and the rain started to pour like cats and dogs so we decided to take a cab for a change...Next, we head to Padang Jawa train station...

We waited for the train to arrive and we sat at the seats provided there...I started to get bored by just watching the rain so I pulled out my green mp4 player and and put the earpieces into my ears...I suddenly felt a bit excited as the song played once I turned on my mp4 player was Halo by Beyonce...!!! I listened to the music until I didn't realize that the train was already in front of me...My bro had to pull my right earpiece and told me that I was actually preoccupied with my music...


We reached KL Sentral at around 6.30pm...My bro suggested that we broke our fast at McDonald's as we could enjoy the discount for McValue Buka Puasa...So, I picked a spot and he went for our food...As he came back with our food, he told me that has been a change of plan...We can't stay for long and we have to immediately take the next train as Kak Sue and her family were already waiting for us at Seremban station...


So, we waited for the train to arrive and the next train to be there was the limited-stop train...So, we just went into the train and found empty seats for the two of us...We haven't broken our fast back then and we waited for awhile...As I listened to the azan through my mp4 player, we immediately grabbed our McValue meals and finished the hell out of it rapidly...



Me and my bro



Inside the limited-stop train


There was nothing happen in the train to talk about actually, except for the fact that there were several Indon guys in the train were making some noise when we reached Nilai as they actually wanted to go to Batang Benar but since they were on the limited-stop train, the train didn't actually stop where they wanted...Poor them...


Basically, we arrived at around 8pm...We went down on the other side of the platform so we have to climb up the stairs and go to the other side of it...The floor was kind of slippery as it was raining before, plus the sandal that I was wearing didn't have a nice grip, I fell down a few steps down...!!! God, it wasn't that painful or humiliating because I fell in front of everyone but I didn't need it at that very moment...So, I continued walking and I realized there has been some pain at my left arm so I took a glimpse...To my surprise, I cut my left arm...Fortunately, it was not a big cut...So I quickly head to the toilet and clean my wound...




 


Basically, this is the first time I meet my future sister-in-law...She was rather petite and cute...We were introduced to one another and we head to the car that was waiting for us...There, I met my bro's future father-in-law which I don't know his name till now...

It rather took some time to reach  Jelebu from Seremban...The reception there was not that good even for Maxis and Celcom...I called my parents that night and wish them raya...They were at my dad's village, Keningau...Everyone was there except for me and my bro...It doesn't matter to me anyway...So, I manage to talk to everyone that I "needed" to talk to, even I didn't want to...


The next morning, I was awaken by the rooster...I quickly grabbed my towel and went to the toilet...I washed up and put on my green baju melayu and a pair of black slack pants...I didn't wear a full set of baju melayu as I don't buy any new baju melayu this year...All the men in the house went for solat sunat aidilfitri...To tell you the truth, it been awhile since I prayed for solat sunat aidilfitri...I would always missed it for the pass few years because I would be busy preparing for the first day of syawal on the previous night...But not this year as I didn't go back to home town so there was nothing to prepare...


After that, we got back and saw nasi impit and rendang were already on the table...We enjoy eating them before we head to their relatives house...My bro made a fool out of himself as he purposely accidentally stepped on cat's shit and brought it into the car...The poop was big and smelly...I couldn't even imagine that he didn't feel that his sole was touching the poop...Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of that priceless moment...Maybe he was too nervous in front of the future in-laws...

As we arrived to their relatives house, I  get to eat lontong or lodeh at their relatives house...But I can't enjoy the food quite much because I was distracted by the green curtain at that house...It was damn beautiful...




 

 

 


It was kind of different from the usual raya that I always had in Sabah...Back in Sabah, it would be much chaotic and hectic when it comes to this festive season...Here, they celebrate it in more decent way...


We were taken to the Muzium Adat the next day before we head to Jeran Toi...The museum was rather boring but it made me realize that actually there were some doings by the old folks which doesn't go along with our religion...Somehow they practiced more superstitious things back then...But the waterfall at Jeram Toi was rather a blast...It was cool and risky at the same time...We took some pictures and I sang my heart out there and Kak Sue's family told me that I have a wonderful voice and told me to never give up singing and try my luck again this year...




 

 




 


So, that was all about it...We had a pretty different kind of raya this year...New experiences gain for me...It was nice to get to know my bro's future in-laws...Let's just hope that they really going to end up on the altar...


Now, I'm back in Shah Alam...Next week, I'm gonna have to face my first semester final exam...I still haven't read anything yet...My head is so empty now...I assume all other students haven't study that much yet either as it is festive season where people will have too much fun and being preoccupied...


I just can't wait to go back to Kolej Meranti this Friday...I miss my friends so much...Another thing is, our ALAM guy which is Idzni gonna come to Meranti on Saturday night to meet us the Meranti guys and spend the night there...I am really looking forward for this weekend to come...

In the mean time, chiao...!!!

JuST aNoTHeR DaY...!!!

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Hi guys...

It's just one more day from raya and here I am staying at my brother's house...Tonight is the last night for Muslim's to perform their tarawikh prayer and tomorrow will be the final day of fasting...Whether we realize it or not, it's been one month already..Some people might be pretty excited, or should I say, REALLY excited to celebrate raya, but unfortunately for me, it's gonna be just another day...

Heartless, you say? Yes, I don't blame you if you have such thought about me now...I don't blame myself either for growing up into such kind of person...Yes, I know such days are special but I just don't feel the vibe...

Let me tell you, it's pretty hard to be Iz Rijap. It's not that I'm trying to get sympathy or make people to feel sorry for me, yet to make me feel sorry for myself...I'm telling you this because I think it's time for people to get to know me a little bit better...

You might see that Iz is a bubbly guy who always laugh out loudly and can't stop talking...You can say that I'm such a happy-go-lucky person...But deep down inside me, I'm strong empty...I just don't know why but this is the reality of my life...

I grew up in a problematic family...I grew up hating my dad...I never liked him, until few years back when I realized that he has changed a lot since my parents got divorced for the 2nd time...After they got together again after their 2nd divorce, I can see that my dad is trying to be a better man...I think that's why he let me have my driving license before I finished SPM and allowed me to bring my car to school...

The reason I hated my dad so much is because he was a hot-tempered person...I was the only child who got beaten up by my dad starting when I was 4 years old...I've been beaten up by him until I lost count already...At first I thought he would treat my other siblings the same as he treated me, but nothing...The worst thing that my siblings ever got from my dad was just a big shout from him...

I grew up into a hater, who always have vengeance towards everything...That's why I feel empty inside...I never feel loved by my family..Heck, I somehow don't know what is love actually...Sometimes, I think the affection that I had towards people was love...But if love is so great, why does it hurts so much???

I grew up in a family that doesn't really know how to show what is love...From what I experienced in this family, when they shout at you and curse you for your mistakes, that is what they call hatred love...Except for my mom, she's not that kind of person...I think I'm so fortunate to have that kind of mother...

I prefer to spend time with my friends compared to spending time with my family...I think it's because most of my friends know how to express themselves and I feel that they care about my well-being when I am around them...My family doesn't approve my principle which is to care more about friends than family, but if you ask me, who would you rather care for??? I think you can think of the answer by yourself, based on what kind of family you are living in...

I don't feel the vibe of raya this year because since I was small, I don't feel the spirit of raya...Eventhough I'll always get new baju melayu every year, duit raya from my parents and other relatives, eating rendang and lemang plus ketupat on the first day of syawal, I just don't feel it because I never do what other people do...

My family didn't teach me how every year of raya we have to seek forgiveness from our parents...To tell you the truth, I never did that to my parents because I didn't know that was necessary...Not that I'm blaming them, but when I realized that we should do that in this teen age it's kinda odd to start something new out of your tradition, you know? I shook their hands every year, but what for??? For the forgiveness duit raya...

I don't have the bond that people have with their family...Another thing that I feel so strong empty about...That's why I'm so not close with my older brother...As far as I remembered, last time we met was 4 months ago and our meeting was less than 30 seconds...

You know when I see Acap looking for cartoon movie in my laptop, I can see that he cares about his little brother a lot...I asked him:"How does it feels to be such a caring brother?" He said:"It feels great." I just smile at him and let him continue searching the movie for his beloved little brother...How I wish I can be just like him...

When I went to Azhann's home in Rawang, I envy the bond that he shares with his brothers...When they need to separate from each other, they would shake hands, the younger ones would kiss the older ones' hands, and they would give each other slaps kisses on the cheek...When I saw that I feel touched with their bond, but I wonder at the same time..."Why didn't I have that with my siblings?"

Basically, my siblings and I would throw things shouts at each other everyday...We don't get along pretty well...That's why I don't even see my brother so often when I'm here...But another thing is maybe because the house that he is renting right now is so dirty...I mean, drop dead dirty...!!! He said it's normal for dirty bachelor guys to have house like this...He even said that there are houses more dirty then his...


Room 1


Room 2




My brother's room


The narrow staircase


The living room



The kitchen


The bikes in the living room

Okay, maybe I overreacted exaggerated a little bit. It's not that dirty, but messy. The only thing that I like in here is the green bike that is put in the living room...The bike is actually belong to my bro's room mate who happens to go back to his home town...




I'm loving it...(^o^)

I just don't know how am I gonna survive in this dirty messy house...Seems like I really have to look on the floor and watch where I step...LOL

It's gonna raya soon and I'm gonna stuck here in this dirty messy house...I hope I can find a clean spot where can lie down and have my beauty sleep...Let's just hope that I can go out and get some fresh air out from this house...

We're gonna celebrate raya, but it's gonna be just another day...

Chiao...!!!