Friday, October 16, 2009

The Sweetness of Teamwork!

"What's gonna work? -- Teamwork!"

Of course, most of the young children know where this tag line comes from. That's right, this month is the season of teamwork -- where trusts are given, and success achieved. It's true that at times working alone is the best way, but no one can make it 100% on their own throughout their life. They would go crazy!

How can we strive for the sweetest effect of doing teamwork? For starters, be friendly and converse. It's hard to understand someone if there's no communication. I know I'm really bad at talking, but I try my best to take action through (perhaps) other means of communication. When there's a connection, then it would be a breeze to head towards the same goal.

Uwa, I'm beginning to ramble yet again. Anyways, in conclusion teamwork is quite delicate yet it's really fun. I'll do my best so that among my friends, the bond of teamwork will always stay strong no matter where we are. Take care now readers! ^^

p/s: I've been away for so long, where's the writer's path I'm supposed to follow? Hehe, please scold me...


An update? Wow, I'm surprised myself. Although inspirations have been coming non-stop, I lack the time to actually materialize them. I guess that's university life. Well, let us just enjoy whatever we have okay? Roll the updates for this time then!

1. "The Williams' Household" -
2. "Poetic :: Puzzle Dearest" -

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dry and Wet

"People learn through many ways, all towards the same final end."

It has been 3 whole months since my last post, and I'm quite disappointed. I've been busy with managing my head and university life that I had almost neglected writing which I love doing most. However, I haven't been away without any developments within I guess it is forgivable that I've been away for so long.

This month is the season of learning. For some particular reason, my senses and instincts as a teacher were enhanced dramatically this past few weeks. I felt like I wanted to teach already! However, I still have a lot to learn. And I don't want my university life to end so quickly just yet.

  1. Islamic Worldview
  2. Instructional Technology
  3. Linguistics
  4. Educational Psychology
  5. Grammatical Analysis
  6. ELT Methodology
  7. Tools for Thinking
These are the mixtures of the 'dry and wet' subjects I'm taking this semester. I hope I can keep up with my studies while I try my best to write. And I hope I don't blabber on with a 'diary-style' posting later on. Well then, take care readers! Do your best in your own learning and always believe that God is there to help us. Until next time, beware of flu! ^^


tribute to love; to the wonder it gives, to the warmth it provides. Special tribute to those who love themselves and love doing good things. Have a lovely day everyone! ^^

Monday, May 11, 2009

Dissecting 'Respect'

"We muslims love our brothers very much, but we don't have respect for them..."

I think that's how it went on one of the Friday sermons I had in the university. It's very uncommon for us to hear sermons in English (usually it's in Arabic, where I usually fall asleep) so I took the chance to really listen. The issue was on unity, and that bit of quote cropped up in between. What was troubling me though was that I didn't really get what the imam was trying to say.

What does 'respecting others' really mean? Does it happen when we talk politely to someone else? Or is it trying our best not to annoy someone? I always thought that respect would always come when a person loves or likes another person, but when the imam said that it really got my head thinking.

Well, I guess there are many levels of respect to ponder on. I'm still currently dissecting the word 'respect' in order to grasp a better understanding, so anyone that can help me are gladly welcome. On a different matter, I decided to continue the season of siblings for another month (Farris never got a chance to make an appearance). Haha, until next time folks! Enjoyyy... ^^

The other day, Kikuri gave me a task to do on writing and I'm pretty excited about it! (to Kikuri, I'm sorry that it's not done yet since I have a few university work to finish off first...but I've started to write it and hopefully it will be done by the 23rd or 24th). Well, got to get my spirits up. Here are some updates from a few days back. Take care readers!

1. "Lunch Drama Pt. 1 and 2" - (by dzafarin)
2. "'Dozo Yoroshiku!' means 'Nice To Meet You!'" -
3. "#11: Those Whose Weapon's are Pens" -
4. "Singular Sizzle:: Dreams" -

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Youngest: Caution! Hafiy Warns Us...

Hafiy is cheeky, active and a pampered child. There are times when he frustrates me with his laziness to learn or having a tantrum with his childish wants, but there is not a moment where my heart turns to hate him. Haha, meet my youngest brother Hafiy. As you may see from the pictures below, he is really a heartwarming fellow (though I think he is a very rough guy in school).

This little guy is someone that may have a future in sports. Very active in taekwando, very active in running around and very active in wanting sport equipments (these traits are very unlikely of his other siblings). Being 10 years younger than me and the youngest, it's not a wander that he's very lovey-dovey with the rest of the family. ^^

Well, that's it I guess. A bit short, but I can't really give in all the details right? Haha, my spirit is going downhill upon reaching adulthood. I'm having a funny feeling inside me that I can't quite describe what. A diagnosis, anyone? Aha, that are some pictures of Hafiy. Enjoy! No updates this time...sigh. But hopefully there will be next week! Go Dzafff!!!! ^^

Friday, April 3, 2009

Worry of an Eldest

My mother sometimes would tell me, "Do you think it's fun being the only child in the family? You're lucky to have your brothers looking up to you." I already knew it for a long time, having siblings are great. Not only that we share the same interest, but having siblings really helped me in becoming a person that worries and cares about others!

I still remembered one time when my younger brother Farris did not come home on time one evening, during one of his excursions outside the house. I ended up being so worried about him that I cried when he finally came home at 7.15 p.m. (and they say I don't care about them). Haha, that happened a long time ago when I was 10. Now, I can already trust Farris to take care himself. But I'm still quite worried about Hafiy (my youngest brother) who doesn't seem to show any signs of independence until today. Maybe I'll give him a few more years... ^^

What makes me ponder is the fact that I don't have any female siblings. Not that I care that much, but it has made me into a very curious person regarding the ladies. So, any girls that I've done wrong to...please forgive me!

Thus, I open this month of April as the season of 'Siblings'! Love your brothers or sisters, for they will love you even more. Next time I'll make a recent review about my brothers. Until then, take care you guys! ^^


Well, I still don't have the consistency to write a lot in a period of time. I may have been quite busy with my studies lately, which is fortunately a good thing. Anyway, I'll do my best to write in an acceptable pace. And holidays are coming up, so I'll do my best! ^^

1. "Prologue of a Woman" - (by dzafarin)
2. "#10: A Detective's Intuition" -


Exam week has finally begun here in IIUM! The atmosphere is intense, and the heat keeps getting warmer. I'm exaggerating of course, but I have seen some students doing some really weird stuff. And my classmates may get disowned if we don't answer EDC2217 properly on a certain topic (ah, the pressure!). On other events, a certain someone is becoming more attractive to me. Hurry and steal my heart already someone! Hee~ ^^

Friday, March 13, 2009

My Choice (Category: Women)

Ah, I forgot to tell you readers in the previous entry that this month is the season of women! The reason behind it was that it was the International Women's Day on the 8th of March. So to those that I haven't sent my regards to; happy belated women's day everyone! Then the next day our university had 'Maulud Nabi', which also focused on the lives of the prophet with his wives (in the articles that were handed out that day). I learned a bit more on being a good husband. Hehe...

Well, talking about women and being a good husband...I started to think. What are the real characteristics I seek in women if I were looking for a wife? When I was still a kid; I always thought that I'd be with someone popular and beautiful. Then I realised during my teens, that really won't make me entirey happy. When I was stiil a teenager; I always thought that the right one had to be the one creating positive feelings within me. Then I realised at this point of reaching adulthood, it's not always sugar in a family.

Haha...I don't know if any of the above makes sense, so lets just cut to the chase and see what I seek inside my dream lady thus far. Lets go!

1. A woman who has a strong basis of Islam.
2. A woman that can make me 'feel' every emotions a human can have. I don't want to just 'laugh'; make me 'cry' or become 'serious' once in a while.
3. A woman that can cook, a good cook.
4. Well, I've always thought I'd prefer the women that can make strong decisions or a stand of their own. It's just that I'd like to 'argue' once in a while.
5. A woman that can make me say, "Wow!" at times.


I guess that's the list for now. Pretty short huh? Well, that's just the main criteria I'm looking for. There are other small stuffs, but listing them would take time. Here's an update for this time. I've already began a side-project with dzafarin entitled 'MiST', so be sure to check it out through the link below! ^^

1. "Dwane VS The Enigma: #9" -
2. "Prologue of a Man" -

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Lost February!

Where have I been last month? I can't believe there were no posts in this blog the whole February. I'm a bit disappointed, but then again I've been rarely online. *Sigh* Lately, the rain has been falling continuously; as if the sky is weeping at my slow pace. Haha, guess I need to be more proactive (wait, haven't I been saying the same thing all this time?).

Perhaps February was a 'lost' since many of my fellow ex-collegemate had gone away to another land to take another step into their career. I was sad, mixed with a bit of unwillingness; but I was glad that everything went along smoothly. I shall always pray for them and hope that they will come back to Malaysia with style.

February was not everything a 'lost'. Various kinds of outer inspiration had came last month, be it in class or from my fellow friends. My latest 'mind project' (to be materialised this month) is my second joint-venture with Dzaf. I hope I can finish the planning quickly so that Dzaf and I can start writing straight away. Do wait for it to be released! ^^

Well, I have nothing more to say. I did write a lot in my other blogs, so check it out through the links below okay? Take care readers! ^^

Ah, it feels good to write this much last month. My mind was calm, and my words were flowing with much freedom. Pray that I can continue being like this, especially with another latest project. Here are some links. Enjoy! ^^

1. "Zero Degrees: Twelve" -
2. "Dwane VS The Enigma: #8" -
3. "Zero Degrees: Thirteen" -
4. "Shot! (special):: Then, They Went Far" -
5. "#09: An Important Clue - The World Is Such A Small Place!" -

It was quite rare for me to actually see a play being staged out live right in front of me. I remembered my first play being “Beauty and The Beast” which was performed on ice in Sydney, during my stay there in 1997. Then there was “Aladdin”, and then it was “The Enemy of The People” which was performed at KL Pac during my study at KMS. My juniors before this have also acted out plays during an activity in KMS, and all of them are pretty interesting to watch. Recently, I’ve watched “It Takes Two to Tango” and “Alahai...Soto!” being performed here inside my very university.

First, let me say that both of those plays were very well presented and piqued a deep curiosity within myself. The actors and actresses had strong voices, and the stage was managed in a very balanced manner. Even though the plays were conducted by the students themselves, it gave a sense that they were almost professional.

That night, the play “It Takes Two to Tango” began their performance first. It was an English play, and I admit that the performers had impressive pronunciation in their dialogues. The story revolves around two married couples, who each had their own problems in their marriage. It was interesting to see how one spouse can be so patient towards the other, that it develops a certain tension in the air. The ending was a bit weird for me, but I got the message of the play clearly: a marriage can’t work with only one person, it takes two. Thus, the title becomes clear. It had nothing to do with doing tango (which I had wished to see). ^^

After the play had finished, the audience were then presented with another play entitled “Alahai...Soto!” This time, it was a Malay play. This story was quite long compared to “It Takes Two to Tango”, and it had a lot of funny scenes in it. The play tells the audience a story about a village, where the villagers had to overcome certain problems involving mainly the town’s head gangster. The main character Mak Jah, also had an issue with her son who just got back from London. It was a very heart-warming tale despite the many jokes that were made, and it manipulates the theme of family quite deeply. If it weren’t for the much laughter the audience had, the play might have managed to bring tears in some of their eyes.

Good job to the Nusantara group for performing such wonderful dramas! Hope to see you guys in another story, another time.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Finding 'D'

If I was given a choice to choose a letter that would determine my future, I would choose the letter D. Partly because my name starts with it, and partly because I feel a certain 'connection' with the letter. But I know that such 'connection' does not exist. What I know is that I have a strong feeling with letter D.

Recently on an outing to a shopping mall, an idea crossed my mind as I walked along the many rows of shops. Why don't I try and find a store name that starts with 'D'? I looked at my left, I looked at my right. Huh? There were no stores whose name begins with 'D'. Maybe not on this floor, I suggested to myself. So up the escalator I went. Left, right, left, right. Still, no sign of any 'D's. It can't be, right?

At the end of the excursion, I only managed to find only one store name beginning with 'D'. I was sad and excited at the same time since 'D' was so rare. I guess the letter 'D' was much associated with negativity. Remembering what adjectives to fit my name during an English class in Form One, here were the only positive choices I had:

determined, dynamic, diligent, dainty, daring, ???

Haha, I really am just thinking to much. 'D' is just a letter, and letters exist to form words, and words are produced to express ourselves as a human. As a side note; I hope those creating war and disrupting peace find their own 'D', their own destruction, damnation, disgrace, demolishment, disease, death, desperation, defeat, and so on....

Haha, just forget any nonsense I put up there just now. If you get what I mean, then that's good. Well, here's an update for this time. Man I really need to avoid distractions on the net. My pace of writing has become entirely slow. Take care and enjoy..!!!

1. "Zero Degrees: Eleven" -

Regarding the issue of Islam being terrorized yet once again (this time in Gaza), I'd like to invite all Muslims in the world to pray for God's help in getting things right. It's all up to The Almighty in the end.

"Thou blades are thou prayers; sheath it and use it, or let it rust. Then what does thou still have?"

Lets strive for peace, please? Take care readers...