Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Ramadan 2018

I feel I'm not achieving much this Ramadan. My knees giving me much discomfort so solat kat rumah je. Alia told me there's a new place which I should try. Will do so soon.She's recommending me all sorts of essential oil. Bilik komputer tu dah berbau pasta dah..oregano oil le, basil le, thyme le.She said they would help me relax. Apa lagi, mengantuk memanjang le. Age, folks, age.

The rainbow Quran given to me as a gift is really motivating me to read and reach a target on daily basis. Baca dengan makna memang mengasyikkan. Surah Syu'ara tu Allah cerita perihal manusia yang consistently melanggar perintah Allah dan consistently menolak belief in Allah. Allah senaraikan satu per satu kaum yang sombong dan engkar. Rasanya sampai hari ini mcm tu juga. Allah bila dah murka, Dia benamkan dalam air (bah besar) or bagi hujan batu yang mematikan mrk yang engkar. Isteri Nabi Lut was described as perempuan tua (she engkar and so kena tinggal dan mendapat azab Allah). Wow, mmg grafik deskripsinya.Mcm tengok wayang.Ralek baca.

And I find myself rushing to continue and baca Quran.If you need a motivation, belilah rainbow Quran yang berbentuk beg tangan. Mine is pinkish. I so treasure it.

Selamat mengejar lailatul qadar.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Puasa, politik dan kerja

We keep it simple this Ramadan. Lauk tak lebih than 3 dishes..mcm hari2 biasa juga. Ada mood bagus, kita pi bazar ramadan.We went to the one in Kelana Jaya cos' any attempt to go to our fav in Taman Tun, tidak berhasil.Kerajaan baru tutup tempat kami biasa parking menjadikan tempat tu super jam.Kerajaan baru atau saki baki musuh kerajaan baru.Ahaks.Bak kata Najib, semua salah saya! :)

We went back to Raub last Saturday. I dah berenti kelas music sebab selalu impt events on Saturday I cannot go.Maybe when I retire, boleh sambung balik, in sha Allah. Our family iftar was really cool.Only my youngest wasn't there. Despite the heavy downpour we had a nice family get together, talking about GE14 and other things.

Back at work and at the news of our colleague Dr Maszlee Malik becoming the Minister of Education, kami gempak buat seketika. Geng2 Gerak mula membuat tuntutan.Ahaks. And hasilnya kami nampak today..MPN dibubarkan.Rupa2nya bkn kami je yang tak suka MPN but the public rata2 menzahirkan rasa syukur mereka. I think academics should not allign themselves to the government or politicians. I hope GERAK will not do the same with the new government almaklum ramai kawan2 kita dalam kerajaan - be it parliament or state. I stay away. Memuji melampau2 sgt nanti kita tolong mereka jadi sombong.So it's good some MPs said don't call us YB or Dato or whatever.Panggil sedara je.

I need to catch up with deadlines.Oh , what is new.

Monday, May 14, 2018

GE14 Aftershocks

It was wise of Tun M to give us 2 days holiday towards the weekends making it 4 days. Even then, I feel that I hardly had a break. The aftershocks remain till now. I feel so drained and us not being able to celebrate immediately after the announcement of GE14 results made it worse. Seperti minum tercekik!

Anyway congrats kepada yang menang, jangan putus asa kepada yang kalah. If the current government misbehaves, we will take YOUR side pula. :)

I didn't wait till the end to get the rest of the results. Takat jam 1.30 am je. Dah spr lembab sangat. Tidur was better. When I woke up, Tun M dah buat press conference and kata pagi tu ada swearing in. Tunggu..takda..dari pagi ke ptg ke malam. Akhirnya 9. 30 pm lebih. Hadoi..byk sgt drama. Told my hubby I could not handle the drama anymore. Dia gelak je.

Besoknya drama lagi. Ada orang nak naik planelah, yang dah lepas lari lah, yang dah naik plane kena turun la.Hari ni pun drama lagi. Kata nak repeal the Fake News law. dah cerita lain pulak. Berebut nak jadi MBs, Menteri pulak. Hadoi. But I guess bukan mudah nak menggerudi a group of leaders who are not mere leaders..ni yang jenis keluar masuk prisons.Good luck to them. And us.

Di 'menara gading', kami juga menuntut kemerdekaan kami dari para pembodek dan penjilat. Time to be clean and professional about being academics. Udah2 le nak jadi politicians sama.Ramai Profs turun kempen for BN. Apa hal, brother?

I'm looking forward to AI's release.Harap kita semua maju ke hadapan and not menapak ke belakang.Kita doakan SEAsia ini stabil. Berita dari seberang is not so encouraging.Cuba fikir, siapa yang cuba menidak-stabilkan rantau ini ketika Msia dan Indonesia semakin kukuh perubahan pentadbirannya? Pengganti Jokowi dikatakan jauh lebih baik darinya jika dia menang election mereka nanti.

Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Demam PRU14

I went to see my Bodytalk therapist on Saturday. She said ada sesuatu conflicting in me. So I told her wht was bothering me. I nak jadi PACA tak boleh sebab peraturan universiti. Waaa...Rupa2nya every negative thought or worry will affect our well-being..our muscles. Bodytalk teaches us to listen to our body.We may not have the answer but merely acknowledging there are issues will relax us a lot. Now I know why Islam ajar kita berbaik sangka. Inilah hikmahnya.

By the end of my session, my therapist congratulated me for my courage. My body responded well to the treatment. Jalan pun dah tak sakit.I said I had not made any decision yet. She said the fact that you offered to be a Paca was already something brave. Lorr..senang sgt nak jadi bravenya?

Setelah I timbang masak2 (to the 11th hour), I pulled out (panggilan pertiwi dah keluar and I already knew whr my station was) but kita mohon ASA review academic integrity ni.Takkan nak jadi polling agent pun tak boleh.Check I/C orang jer bkn merayu undi orang. Hadoi.

Z's ballot paper tak sampai2 so melepas lagi la dia dari mengundi.Last PRU underage lagi.
Family WA terus berkung fu kiri kanan.But nasib no one leaves room yet.Sensitip woh.But it's OK..we have all colours in our family.Biasalah kan dok cucuk sana sini.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Antara Tun Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim

Someone wrote an open letter to Haji Hadi over his remarks on AI's mata lebam. Betul kata penulis itu: antara Tun M and AI, mereka sama but situasi yang berbeza. We have less than 11 days to debate and discuss over what is going on in this country and decide which way we want to go (if our election is not stolen) but harapan is as harapan does. We hope for the best.

And the best is I bought many indoor plants for my home and office today. Feng Shui. Haha.



Friday, April 27, 2018

Positive vibes

It's Friday. Thank God. And I met old and new friends at my first journal meeting today. Rasa mcm ringleader la pulak on the issue of budget tak cukup. Haha. But dah jumpa ramai geng baru hari ni. The best is Dr AA yang offered nak bantu I. Weii..I must have done something good that Allah sent me someone kind today.Alhamdulillah. Settled satu masalah besar I.

Family WA berdegang dengung pasal PRU14. I think someone took offense when I said Pahang ni susah nak berubah. Kaya tapi tak makmur. Dan jgn salahkan mrk yang kerja di luar Pahang. We offered to help..no one took up the offer,Nak bagi khidmat percuma some more.

I think we are all ready to vote. Whoever we like. End of story.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Earth Day Celebrations

We celebrate it for the whole year and it intensifies in April. We did Save Our River Run on 22/4 plus more tree planting at Tasik Mariam. Then picnic mcm biasa. My watermelons were gone sekelip mata. It's so good being out in open space.

Then we were busy for our big event on 24/4.Rector changed her mind about joining us. Maybe the Istac talk with Esposito.A bit of a rush. I tried Deputy Rector Prof Rahmah who initially said OK then found out that she too had a long line of meetings that day. Then we thought just let it belah. takkan kita mcm begging pulak. Any other orgs' CEOs would have at least come down and support anak buah mereka kan but then again, I guess they were really tight. Dato Wan Helmi came so we asked him je to officiate. Afterall, he's the Chairman of the uni's Green Initiatives. So he lepaskan anak2 puyu tu (Prof Fauzan pun had a set and gave me as the SoR Director  another set to lepaskan.Kita ajak our guests join sekali. Everyone had fun).

Then we planted pokok gombak to strengthen the riverbanks before the kids terjun sungai kutip sampah. Lepas tu we went to see Dr Gee's river competition and bdk2 canoe did their 'don't litter in the river' stunts. My songwriting competition started at 12 at Richiamo Cafe. 14 entries - semua mmg pandai nyanyi and the winner deserved that RM1K win. Alhamdulillah, I think things went well cos'we were set to have fun regardless of any setbacks (bdk canoe were delayed 1 hour cos' kereta yang angkut canoe mrk tayarnya pecah tengah jalan.My sound system team terpaksa terkejar sana-sini cos' alat tu ran out of batteries. Pasal lah techie tu tak bagi extension letrik).

Adam who teaches music composition at UiTM came all the way to be our Chief Judge. I'm ever grateful to him and Prof Tazul for their kindness.

Ir Azman of LA21 Sungai Bunus came and what a big help he was..inspiring both our students and colleagues. And also to En. Mohamad who stayed back and helped give away the songwriting prizes.I hope KoE people will work with him on his upcoming projects. Dia ni pun very resourceful.Glad he and Ir Azman came.

We keep doing this yearly despite financial constraints cos' it's fun. I'm grateful that we have more people who have expressed their willingness to join us next year. I'd like to take a backseat now.

literally mencuci sungai

Pitch Your river product
Canoe Club
sponsored drinks from Mamma Mia
Suhaila, lead of songwriting competition comm 

songwriting competition
breakfast by the river
menanam pokok gombak

won by a lady

First prize winner for the run
 (under 12)
 My team dah terjun sungai

Proud of our sampah