Wednesday, June 29, 2011

..Makang Ikang..

Untuk memulihkan semangat yang down seperti yang digambarkan di previous post, let's talk about lighter stuff, so, mari belajar bahasa Terengganu :)

I personally think that Terengganu slang is a hard slang to be spoken. Through my observation, jarang orang negeri-negeri lain would spontaneously imitate Terengganu slang, well, of course, except for the phase of 'makang ikang' where obviously the alphabet 'g' will be highly emphasized. LOL.

Normally kalau sebut negeri pantai timur, I think Kelantan slang is more famous and user-friendly kot. As a major example, peoplee would be able to pronounce "Kelate' without fail, where as for Terengganu, people would mistakenly go for "Ganu".

Yes, the correct pronunciation is "Tranung", not "Ganu". Try listen to "Kita tengok penyu telur" song by Iklim, they pronounce it as "na, na, na, na Tranung kita", not "ganu kita". And I'm pretty sure the person responsible behind the "Ganu" is Pak Nil (Aznil Nawawi) because I remember watching TV when I was 14 or 15 years young, and there was this one TV show of him coming to Terengganu and he used the word. That was the first time I ever heard of the word "Ganu".

OK. That's the first lesson. hehehe.

Apa lagi ye...Owh, do you know that 'sebutan bersabdu' is very essential to interpret the meaning of a Terengganu sentence.

Contoh:

"Ikang makang kucing".

Sebenarnya dekat perkataan 'makang' tu, kena ada sabdu sikit pada 'm' tu supaya maksudnya jadi "ikan dimakan oleh kucing" instead of "ikan makan kucing"

Adoi, I actually feel funny while writing this. Hahahaha.

Nantilah sambung lagi. Apa-apa pun, I heart Terengganu :)

P/s : Ada sesapa pernah baca "Growing Up In Terengganu" tak? I always wanted to buy that book, but always ending up buying 'more appealing' book everytime I hit the book store. Ok tak buku tu?

..Of Jobstreet..

I remember the enthusiasm of job-hunting few years ago. Memang hari-hari check, hari-hari apply, looking forward for interviews, getting thrilled if I got one and even more thrilled to be accepted.

Those were the days...........................

But as of nowadays, every time I browse through Jobstreet - all I feel is upset, depress and what not. *Don't feel like elaborating................

I don't mean to whine over this again and again, but.................. *cry.

Semoga Allah sentiasa permudahkan urusanku.

But on a positive note, at least I've started doing something that I love. Need to work harder on that, tho'. InsyaAllah.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

..Kisah Saya, Tudung dan Encik Suami..

Sejak beberapa bulan ni saya macam addicted to tudung pulak. Which comes to En Hubby concern "Kenapa selalu sangat beli tudung ni, tak cukup lagi ke, beli-beli tapi tak pakai pun, hanger-hanger tudung tu dah penuh dah.." and so on..

Tapi bulan ni saya 'rasa' macam tak de beli tudung so dengan bangganya saya bagitau achievement ni kat En hubby. Tapi tak pulak dia puji achievement saya tu...

Btw, hobi tengok blogshop tudung masih continue on. Satu hari En hubby tengok saya duk belek-belek satu blog tudung ni..

En Hubby : nak beli tudung ke?
Me : takla, tengok jek... (guna intonasi ala-ala sayu sket)
En Hubby : hmm..belilah kalau nak beli..



Hehehe...


Saturday, June 25, 2011

..Dendam positif..

Ini cerita saya dengar dari IKIM.fm. Pagi-pagi time pergi kerja ada satu segmen motivasi pagi - and being me, I do need that.

This topic was aired a couple months ago and I have been drafting this entry since then only to post it today (padahal copy paste je pun). Trust me, it's a very inspiring true story.

I did some research on the internet to share this meaningful story because I couldn't really remember the details and found this webpage.

Let's ponder...

In an oil company in Saudi Arabia, late 1940s. A young local mineworker felt very thirsty, he then looked for drinking water desperately. In one of the office building he found cold water so he just quickly poured the water to a cup and was ready to drink it.

Hadn't he put the glass of water to his lips and taken a sip, he heard somebody's yelling at him: "Hey, stop it! You don't deserve to drink water from here, you just blue scholar worker. This water is only for engineers for God sake!" The voice came from an American engineer worked for the company.

The young worker was stopped of the voice, craved for the water still. He understood very well that he just a poor boy graduated from elementary school. If there was some educational background he could be proud of, it must be his Qur'an Tahfidz which had no value in this oil company controlled by American management.

The strong uneasy voice was always clinging on his head. He started asking himself: Why did it happen to me? Why was I forbidden to have a glass of water? Was it because I am only a low level worker and they are engineers? If I were an engineer, would I be allowed to drink the water? Is it possible for me to be an engineer like them?

The very query was kept in his mind, and the accident became a momentum for him to get a revenge. He found himself had a resolution to work hard during the day and started to continue his education at night. He worked very hard to achieve this, he had to sacrifice his life, felt very tired everyday. Some of his friends sometimes also underestimated and gave him hard times.

His hard work attained good result. He finished high school. The company, seeing his hard work, rewarded him an opportunity to continue his study. So he went to USA took his engineer under graduate program and mastering his geological study with a summa cum laude. He then was recommended by his professor to take his doctorate which he followed. The result was also summa cum laude.


Then he went back to his country and continued working to the company, now as a very valuable worker. Yes, he was back as an engineer and eligible to drink the previous forbidden water. That's it? No, his carrier was still climbing up. He was used to work very hard and catch his position. He became a supervisor, head of branch, general manager and at last he placed himself as the vice president of the company. That was the highest position could be achieved by local people. The American engineer that once yelled at him was under his supervision.


One day this western engineer came to him to ask for his leave permission. He said, "I want to apply for my leave. I hope you don't mind and don't make this in relation to the drinking water incident happened long time ago. I hope you forgive me and don't want to revenge for my very bad, cruel and rude manner on the past." The vice president, the used to be low-level unskilled worker replied calmly, "Deep from my heart I just want to thank you because you forbade me to drink the water that time. Yes, I once hated you, but it was long time ago and because of Allah bless, you were the reason I have achieved my success."


In a not long period, the ex indigence worker became the president director of the company. The first Arabian Director there. Do you know what is the company under him? The name is Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company), the world's biggest oil company. Under his leadership the company grows bigger and Arabian shares was getting more significant.

Now the compony produces 3.4 million barrels (540,000,000 m3) and controls more than 100 gas and oil fields in Saudi Arabia with total 264 billion barrels (4.20รข€”1010 m3) oil and 253 trillion gas reserved. On this achievement, the King of Saudi rewarded him to become the minister of petroleum and mineral resource, a very strong position for the development of oil business i the world. And the very extraordinary man in this story is Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi who is on the position as the Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resource since 1995 until now.


In a way I think most of us can relate to this story. So, do not waste our energy being so negative - complain belakang bos ni tak betul, company ni teruk or whatsoever, instead twist the urge of revenge to the positive one. Action always speak louder than words, right?

P/S : Allah tidak akan mengubah nasib sesuatu bangsa jika dia sendiri tidak berushaha mengubahnya.

Friday, June 24, 2011

..Write You A Song..

Sangat sweet lagu ni...

Ok, mari dengar sambil berangan En Hubby main gitar and nyanyi lagu ini to me (well, in dreams, of course!) haha *feeling budak high school.

Owh, except for the part "I can't buy you nice things.." or "I can't give you the house you've been dreaming.." - please En Hubby don't sing that to me...ngeh ngeh ngeh

*Video clip nya tak de kot so layan lirik jelah yer :P



I don't know how to make lots of money
I got debts that I'm trying to pay
I can't buy you nice things, like big diamond rings
But that don't mean much anyway
I can't give you the house you've been dreaming
If I could I would build it alone
I'd be out there all day, just hammering away
Make us a place of our own

I will write you a song
That's how you'll know that my love is still strong
I will write you a song
And you'll know from this song that I just can't go on without you

I don't know that I'd make a good soldier
I don't believe in being violent and cruel
I don't know how to fight, but I'll draw blood tonight
If somebody tries hurting you tonight

I will write you a song
That's how you'll know that my love is still strong
I will write you a song
And you'll know from this song that I just can't go on without you

Now that it's out on the table (it's out on the table)
Both of us knew all along (knew all along)
I've got your loving and you've got my song

I don't know how to make lots of money
I don't know all the right things to do
I can't say where we'll go, but the one thing I know
Is how to be a good man to you
Until I die that's what I'll do

I will write you a song
That's how you'll know that my love is still strong
I will write you a song
And you'll know from this song that I just can't go on without
I will write you a song (I will write you a song)
That's how you'll know that my love is still strong (love is still strong)
I will write you a song
And you know from this song that I just can't go on without you

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

..SNDROM..

*semalam dah siap taip, siap publish lg, entah macam mana, entri tu tak muncul pun kat blog ni. Isk isk - terpaksa taip balik semula.

Nak cerita pasal buku ni sebenarnya - which is a very inspiring touch from Malaysia's photography legend.

Buku ni memang tak de sentuh on technical aspect langsung but I think RM80 is still very worth it since he shares most of his earliest experience, mostly of his struggle to begin and survive the photography world. He also emphasizes on marketing strategy which is very crucial in order to be very very well-known.

It's interesting to go through his challenging journey to make millions out of RM90 within two years. *mari berangan nak jadi macam dia hehe

All in all, i think this book is a must-have to pencinta fotografi yang nak buat duit :)

Owh, btw, buku ni hanya dijual online so boleh taip 'saifulnang wordpress' (lupa website link dia) to order. Hasil jualan buku ni ada disumbangkan ke Rumah Pengasih Warga Prihatin, so sambil menimba ilmu, sambil mendermalah.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

..Doa..

Dear Allah,
I can't quite understand of this miserableness,
I don't understand what
And I don't understand why I bother

I can't breathe easy,
I cant forget and I can't forgive

Dear Allah,
All I want is the humble feeling
That i belong to You
And nothing else should matter

Dear Allah,
Please guide me always
Along the way.
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

..Menjengkelkan..

Tension bila deal dengan peniaga macam ni.

Janji nak siapkan sekian tarikh, bila kita datang and belum siap lagi, dia salahkan kita pulak sebab tak inform 2,3 hari sebelum nak datang ambik.

Pastu, janji nak datang ambik lagi sekian tarikh, dia dah kata "OK", tup-tup kita datang, kedai tutup pulak. Salah kita lagi ke sebab tak call sebelum datang?

Kali ketiga datang, baju dah siap (kedainya tetap tak bukak, tapi dia dah pass baju tu kat kedai abang dia). Saya ni sungguh bersangka baik, maka tak de check langsung pun masa ambik tu. Dalam kereta dah nak sampai rumah baru rasa nak tengok baju tu, kecewa sangat tengok tak de langsung jahit manik kat lengan (which she charged me for RM50!!) Marahlah saya kena macam tu.

Call tak angkat. Jadi saya pun SMS "Kak, sy dh g amik bju td.ari tu sy kate nk jahit manik keliling lengan, tp yg ni akk tampal2 je.xkan sampai rm50 caj??cekik darah ke ape??skarang ni mcm mne?"

Ni je yang dia buat, saya pun tak tahu panggil apa ni. And tadi dah tercabut sebijik pun. Eeii, sapa tak geram...

4 jam lepas tu baru dia reply kata bahasa saya kasar. Katanya tak sempat nak jahit manik, dan lupa nak bagitau abang dia yang rm50 tu tak payah bayar. Saya call-call lepas tu tak angkat punnn..

Boleh ek macam tu? Dah jadi satu kerja pulak saya nak pergi ambik balik duit rm50 kat larkin tu. Kak, kalau kena dengan orang lain, lagi 'kasar' bahasa yang akak dapat, tau.. At least kali ketiga kena baru saya nak marah. Yang kali pertama tak siap, kali kedua kedai tutup saya tak kata apa pun...........

So, saya nak publish kat sini nama kedai dia "Yani Fashion" kat stesen bas Larkin sana. Nak tolong orang Melayu, tapi macam ni pulak jadi. Serik dah rasa.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

..Jar of Hearts..

I love the lyrics and she writes her own song. *I always love singers/bands who writes their own song - they tend to sound honest and full of soul.

I also love the cover version by Lea Michele in Glee. *Owh, Prom Night episode sangat best. Suka sangat Mercedes and Sam hehe. Ok, enough about Glee.

As for now, this my 24/7 song. The voice is so amazing, tak puas nak dengar. The words are so deep and touching, like "I learned to live, half-alive" and "You're gonna catch a cold, from the ice inside your soul..."



You know I can't take one more step towards you
Cause all that's waiting is regret
And don't you know I'm not your ghost anymore?
You lost the love
I loved the most

And I learned to live, half-alive
And now you want me one more time

Who do you think you are?
Runnin' round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Who do you think you are?

I hear you're asking all around
If I am anywhere to be found
But I have grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms

And I learned to live, half-alive
And now you want me one more time

Who do you think you are?
Runnin round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Who do you think you are?

Dear, it took so long just to feel alright
Remember how to put back the light in my eyes
I wish I had missed the first time that we kissed
Cause you broke all your promises
And now you're back
You don't get to get me back

Who do you think you are?
Runnin' round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Don't come back at all

And who do you think you are
Running round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don't come back for me
Don't come back at all

Who do you think you are?

Who do you think you are?

Who do you think you are?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

..Beli nombor..

*Bukan nombor berekor tu yer.

Too bad #101 is not even open for bidding. Why-lah?

So, narrow down the best two of the 'left-over' choices: 141 or 797? Which one..*garu pala.



Btw, speaking of nombor berekor, saya teringat masa zaman mula-mula kerja dulu, saya agak culture shock tengok rakan sepejabat yang beragama Islam print nombor-nombor berekor itu untuk DIJUAL kepada rakan seagama.

Maybe that's the price of development or modernization or civilization or what-so-ever we may call it.

Dan bila ada gambar-gambar anak pak menteri togok air haram disebar melalui e-mail, there was this one fella being defensive ''Ala, tu pun nak kecoh. Orang Islam kat luar tu berlambak-lambak minum arak. Apa nak heran? Biasala tu...''

Hmm, I thought selemah-lemah iman adalah membenci dalam hati?

Marilah kita sama-sama doa supaya hidayah yang ada pada kita tak ditarik oleh Allah. Supaya hati kita tak kan jadi redha dengan kemungkaran. Supaya takkan terdetik dalam hati kita 'ala, biaselah tu, zaman sekarang...'

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

..The Anniversary..

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of ours. How time flies....

And Alhamdulillah, the love and affection grows stronger each day :)

Dear Allah,

May this love be eternal. Amin.


Dear Boo-Boo,

Honestly, I couldn't ask for more. Of course you are not perfect, but who needs perfect when your cuteness (hehe) could always cheer me up and make me smile like a teenage girl in love haha.

Our advanced anniversary celebration:







I love you :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

..Kuching Trip Part III..

Sebelum bercerita pasal this very meaningful weekend, let's finish up the previous entry of Kuching trip.

Day 3 (last day):

Flight ke KL pukul 3 petang, jadi pagi sempatlah meninjau suasana Pasar Tani Satok. Top-up souvenir mana-mana yang rasa macam tak cukup. Sempat beli seaweed walaupun totally clueless macam mana nak masak ia :P

Gambar yang sempat diambil @ Pasar Tani Satok:

Right after that, pusing-pusing cari tempat breakfast. And we decided to have it here:

Mee kolok special (which was served with sup tulang)..

Satay

Nasi lemak. First time saya jumpa telur masin goreng, bak kata orang sini "Nyaman" :)


Yang ni paling special. Roti canai ni ada daging kisar, disalut dengan telur, lepas tu letak sos cili dan mayonis (lebih kurang macam tulah, tak ingat sangat turutan dia). Nyum-nyumm...


Kedai Coffee 'O Corner ni memang ramai orang so I guess it's a local favourite.

Lepas tu kelam kabut balik homestay mengemas apa-apa yang belum dikemas. By 1 pm, En.Razak (suami Kak Su) hantar kami ke airport.

Departed from Kuching at 3pm. Rasa macam tak puas lagi berjalan kat sini, tapi oklah sebab managed to go to those most popular places.

Bye-bye Kuching, we surely miss you.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

..Very Very Special Guests..

Tak sabarnya nak menunggu ketibaan my vvsg ni hehe. And I'm taking half day tomorrow.

Tapi besok pun nak kena submit audit report. Adoii...
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

..Kuching Trip Part II..

Day 2.

As planned, we went to Pasar Sarikin and perkampungan kampung melayu di seberang Sungai Sarawak (nak cari kek lapis).

The day before, Kak Su (homestay owner) ada pesan kalau nak pergi Pasar Sarikin, better pergi awal dalam pukul 7 pagi. Dia concern sebab our group ada baby (lil' Soffea) - katanya kat pasar tu panas that's why she suggested early morning so that by 11 we should be done with the shopping.

But, that morning, tangan Soffea melecur sebab dia terpegang goreng pisang panas. Poor her, kesian sangat tengok dia sakit camtu. Luckily, after going to clinic, Soyya dah tak nangis-nangis lagi, maka at around 11 am kami bertolaklah ke Pasar Sarikin which took about 1 hour and a half.

And hari tu pulak hujan, so at least kami tidaklah berpanas.

Scenery along the way:
Sampai-sampai je, benda pertama dibeli adalah payung hehe.
Tak banyak gambar di-snap as we were quite busy with the shopping. Kebanyakan (ke semua) yang meniaga di sini adalah Indonesian.




This was taken semasa sesat-sesat mencari jalan pulang hehe.

So, malamnya, naik sampan tambang 50 sen seorang (no life jacket). Kejap sangat rupanya nak ke seberang. 2 minit pun tak sampai kot. Nun di seberang sana dah nampak dah lampu-lampu meriah.



Sampai dah ke jeti seberang sana.

Asalnya nak cari kedai Dayang Salhah tapi entah kenapa bila dah sampai sana, kami beli kat kedai Mira Cakehouse which is not bad :) Kek harga RM10, except for jenis asam manis, RM12 kot. Beli 10 dapat 1 free.



Tokey kedai minat kat Aisya, siap bergambar dan dapat souvenir cake hehe.

Dah beli kek, lepak makan-makan kat foodcourt. Servisnya agak tak okay lah bagi saya. Dengan waitress yang tak berapa nak polite and gerai nasi ayam penyet tu sungguh tak efisyen dan lambat sangat-sangat. Tapi nasi ayam penyet nya sedap :)


Ni dah sampai ke seberang sana balik.


To be continued.