Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Like Their Masters Were Behind Them (Part 2)

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Assalamu'alaikum, y'all!!

Well, yesterday was part 1 of the 2013 review.  Let's continue with part shall we?

July, I took my MUET that month.  I was s***ting bricks, man.  I was so nervous.  Granted, I'd like to say that my command in English is quite good.  I just didn't wanna jinx.  But the highlight from July wasn't that.  It was this....

Haha!! My friend, Q, bought me a copy of Lindsey Stirling's album.  I LOVE IT! It's suppose to be a birthday present but since she won't be around when my birthday came, she gave it in advance.  Love it!!


Now, continuing to August.  Quite a few I guess.  Lindsey replied my tweet and also replied my comment on Instagram, final preparations for MASUM, my knee injury,Eid at a friend's house.  Here they are....

You guys can follow me on Instagram if you want, "syauqisnaps25"

A show in Malaysia??!! I'll the first in line to buy tickets!! Out of my way!!
After Instagram, it was this reply on Twitter!! ^_____^

We are the UTM Broncos.  Tame us if you dare! XDDD

I played in the singles for tennis and I played quite well in our 1st match against USIM but our 2nd match against USM, it was a bit different...

I fell down trying to return my opponent's shot and I knocked my knee..HARD.  I had to retire cos I couldn't go on.  Not embarrassed to say that I cried.  It was my biggest tournament and I blew my knee.  I was carrying an injury on that right knee for quite a while even before the tournament but I pushed too far I guess.  Few weeks later, the doctor said that I probably have a ligament problem.  Hearing that, I just thought, "That's it.  I'm hanging my racquets for good."

Last but no least for August....

Love these girls!! In a few hours, our friendship is officially a decade old.  Petey wasn't around though.


September was good too.  2 big highlights are..................

Yeah.  Surprised me too.

Lots of friends congratulated me and Qutub told me that so far I'm the only guy to get a Band 5.  Not only that, I'm the only one in my batch.  It felt good.  Really good.

And of course the birth of the twins, Hannah Rose and Harris Reza.  I now have a niece in the family.

Baby Haris Reza

Heeeeeere's Hannah!

Hannah Rose.  Rose cos of my mom's name, Rosnah.


Moving on to October.  Haaaa..My birthday, Lindsey's birthday wish and of course the formation of Lindsey Stirling Malaysia on Facebook!! I got quite a few stuff...

You gotta love moms ^__^ Thank you, Ibu!!
I couldn't stop smiling when THE LINDSEY STIRLING tweeted me a birthday wish XDDD

I literally just woke up one weekend and my brother threw this parcel at my face.  Turned out to be a birthday present from Sab.  Love that little sister of mine!! Thanks, sis!

Petey got this card for me.  I love it.  Awesome way to reach 20.

Here's my fav part of October.........

I purposely made this page on my birthday so that I can celebrate my birthday with the formation of the page.  Lindsey's assistant, Jennifer has been so awesome thus far.  Very efficient and cool.  Check it out, guys!  The link's up there! Just scroll up a bit.


November was a drag.  Nothing unusual to report.

December was good though.  A tennis friendly tournament against Titiwangsa Tennis Community and the sudden disappearance of Lindsey Stirling Malaysia.....

One Saturday morning, I wanted to update the official LS Malaysia page but wanted to get in, it said that the link was either broken or the page was deleted.

To be honest, I'm too big fan of a fan to delete it.  Plus, I needed to have consent with Lindsey and Jennifer since they're also the managers.  I quickly e-mailed Jennifer and even she was surprised.............

Turns out, some other pages were also gone...

With the awesome-ness of Jennifer and Lindsey's security team, all the pages are restored and now I can KSLL again!! XDDD

Cyda (pronounced 'She-Duh'), my mixed doubles partner.  We got chemistry! :-D

We won the our match but apparently Cyda's counterpart wasn't satisfied and she wanted a rematch.  We lost JUST by tie-break (5-7) and this also happened.......

Picture on the right: I scraped my left leg trying to return a shot.
When I got back to shower, I screamed my head off.  For 2 days I screamed when water touched my leg.

I got it checked and treated the next day.....

So much for "I'm hanging my racquets for good.", right?  I just can't stay away.  It's a passion.  Even now, I'm in a mini tournament among my team.  We're doing this to get ranks.  Since I got pass the group stage, I'm in the top 8.  Not getting my hopes up of course.  Just trying to do my best.

Well that's my 2013 in a nutshell.  2013 came and it went running like its masters were behind it.  Quite looking forward to 2014 to be honest.  I'm not expecting anything but I'm just curious on what will happen.  Hope all of you had an awesome 2013 and may 2014 be better than this year.  In Sya-Allah.

See you guys, on the flipside!!

P.S: I started the last day of 2013 quite well ;-)

Monday, 30 December 2013

Like Their Masters Were Behind Them (Part 1)

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Assalamu'alaikum, everyone!!

2 more days till 2014.  No pressure.  It's just another year, innit? It's been colourful and bleak and all shades of the rainbow and the colour chart.  Haha!!

Some are good and some are bad.  Some caught me by surprise.  And it was ME surprising ME.  If that made sense.  This post is sort of a 2-parter so I'm gonna put up my 2013 review in photos and this post is for the first 6 months of 2013.  In some months, it was  just a drag but who needs details, right?


January and February were just plain.  Although, I DID reconnect with a VERY old friend.  She's in the States now.  I surprised myself to be honest, sending that message.  But hey, it was for the best.  I sorta got what I wanted.

The highlight of March was a dinner.  It was called 'MAG' but I'm not sure what it stood for.  I love going to stuff like that.  It's not everyday you clean up and dress up all nice.  I tried to audition for a performance that night.

Sure enough, Lyssa and I didn't get it.  Still, the dinner was ok.

Gentleman of 3DDPE...And Daul.  Haha!! ;-)

I'm Kusyairi..Syauqi Kusyairi...PFFFFT.

Martini...Shaken,not stirred.

I'd like to think I looked rather dashing that night XDDD

It got better when this happened....

Hell yeah! Haha!! A printer for my lucky draw prize.  I might not got the chance to perform but that made up for it.

April came up and it was quite the tiring month.  Went to a 'Back To School' program at MRSMKK.  It was a blast.  Then I went to the try-outs for UTM's MASUM tennis team a day after I got back from the program T____________T"

Poje picked me and a few others up.  Lad XDDD

Night of arrival.  Dinner at the 'usual' place

Head facilitator and coordinator, Pidot (left) 

They didn't have that when we were there..I think.

Wazzuuuuup! XDDD

Pijin (sitting,on the right), the lucu one.  Haha!
With Ustadzah Asma.

These kids! They be crazy, man!

Haaaa..The awesome and 'sempoi' Cikgu Riha.  Thanks, Cikgu!!

Abang-abang dan akak-akak facilitator...

The try-outs gave me quite the tan........

They're quite in a different shade now...

This was the cause for us being stuck by the highway for 6 hours

No idea T____T"

I feel you, bro.

It was a few days before June that I got a text, saying I got a spot in the team.  MASUM was in August so those pictures will be up in my next post, In Sya-allah.

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: I despise haters.