Friday, 19 April 2013

A Loooooong Ride

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

Assalamu'alaikum, peeps!!

First of all, Salam Jumu'ah Mubarakah to all my brothers and sisters of Islam.  May all of us be showered with His Blessing on this blessed day.  In Sya-Allah...

There are a few more things of course.  United drew 2-2 against West Ham United at Upton Park.  Goals by Vaz Te and Mohamed Diame from West Ham and Antonio Valencia and Robin Van Persie from Manchester United.  RVP's equalizer was offside after looking at the replay but the goal still stood.  Despite dropping points, Man United are inching closer to their 20th premiere league title and they need just 66 points to do so.

Glory glory Man United!!

Anywho, this might be my last post for about a week.  I will be going to MRSM KK late this afternoon for a a small reunion.  I'll be meeting my old schoolmates and we'll be staying there for the weekend.  There are also some of our "super seniors" cos me and my mates will be doing some activities with students over the weekend.  So from today till Sunday I'll be in Negeri Sembilan.  Can't wait.

It doesn't end there.  After getting back from there on Sunday, I will be going to my hostel in UTM KL the next day.  Monday to Thursday I'll be training my arse off for the MASUM selections.  The tennis try outs will be happening next weekend at UTM Skudai.  Totally psyched about this.

2 states in 2 weeks?  No problem hopefully.

By the way, Along and his family are already on there way to London to visit Angah.  2-week vaca for them.  Hopefully they'll make the best of it.  And of course return in one piece.

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: I might not be able to live tweet United's next matches :-(

Wednesday, 17 April 2013


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

Assalamu'alaikum, y'all!!

It's always a wonder to me on how the world can be a dangerous place to live in.  The behaviour of people.  It just bewilders me.  You know?  At first you pour out your soul to a person.  The next second, that person works up a riot that could make everybody in the world thinks the apocalypse is coming.

It takes a strong person to go through such a thing.  I haven't thought about it but I'm really starting to doubt myself............

On a much lighter note, Manchester United will be facing West Ham United at Upton Park on Thursday, 2.45 a.m (Malaysian time).  This away game is vital to Man United as they only need 7 points to clinch their 20th league title.  That said, they need at least 2 wins and a draw.  With their remaining matches, I think it's quite doable.

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: I don't really approve bringing other people into MY problems.  Would YOU?

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Age Is Just A Number

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

Assalamu'alaikum, dudes and dudettes!!

Yesterday was the day of the looney (yet awesome) bro.  Today is the birthday of a lady that without her, I don't think I'll quite be where I am right now.

She pushed me and pushed me for me to be the best.  Say what you want about her but you just can't stop loving a lady of this stature.  Especially me being her son..........

Hehe.  I love these two pictures.

There are no words that can explain how lucky I am to have this lady as my mom.  I'm truly blessed.  No words or pictures can explain it.

Happy b'day Ibu!!  May Allah bless you always n give you a long and happy life.  AMIIIIIN..  In Sya-Allah.  Me and your other sons and daughter-in-laws and grandsons and of course Ayah love you very2 strong!  Stay awesome please!!


Just a short post guys.  Like I said, no words or pictures.

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: O Allah, lengthen the age and strengthen this lady who I call my mother.  Truly I am Blessed by Thee.  

Monday, 15 April 2013

It's Not Everybody You Become A Year Older

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

Assalamu'alaikum, y'all!!

Today on the 15th of April, my family and I celebrate a birthday of a member.  He's freakishly annoying and gets on my nerves.  He's insanely unstable but in a good way I suppose <------ Hehehe...

Happy b'day brothaaaa!! May Allah bless you always and give you a long and happy life In Sya-Allah.

I guess you got a present from Man United cos they won 2-0 against Stoke City with goals from Michael Carrick and Robin Van Persie.  2 more wins and a draw (at least) and we'll win the title for the 20th time!

That's all I guess.  Damn tired here.

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: A busy week coming towards me.  Can't wait.

Sunday, 14 April 2013


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


What I thought would be the worst weekend of 2013 so far turned out quite well so far.  Sometimes you just gotta look at the bright side, you know?

Had a wonderful breakfast with my parents today.  After that, we watched this................

Haha!  It was great seeing this with my parents.  Not many people get stand-up comedy but it's one of the few things I enjoy with the folks.  We just watched part 1 though.  "Fluffy" will be showing the part 2 of this special next week.  Can't wait....

I just had good company I guess today.  Skyped with Madamoiselle for 3 hours.  She really does know how to cool me off.  We click.  Our brains are somehow hard-wired in a pretty A-B normal kind of way but I'm just abnormal.  She's the one who's A-B normal.  We talked till it was late afternoon.  Almost 7 p.m and even after the maghrib prayers she still cheered me up by showing these......

I find these logically hilarious XD

I can relate to this.  Although, I'm just short.  Not overweight.  Haha!

Why did it took so long for me to see this??!!!  I feel like making a shirt based on this.

As we were talking she still sensed that I was still a bit flustered.  I was.  So she sent me these too.......

I've been doing the latter for quite a while but it's nice to know that there's a friend who actually cares and reminds you about it innit?  Thank you so much, my lady.  Merci beaucoup.


I've been having issues with a case that's a wee bit similar to this though..................

I got a twisted sense of humour, mind you.  So in that sense, I find this quite funny but a bit...How do you say...Mind boggling?

I use to be a guy who's quite a hothead.  I still am I guess but not so much.  I try to rehabilitate myself to not get into fights both physically and verbally.  There are some times when I just agree with people despite me thinking it's not really right.  Sometimes I do get at it just to stand my ground.  But when you know you're arguing with someone especially with those who you call your friends, you can't risk having a full blown "Chernobyl".  So I just stop arguing.  It doesn't mean that I'm walking away.  Some people think I quit and run away from problems.  I don't.  I do however don't like quarrelling with friends.  So I just stop and silence myself.

To any of you out there, say what you want.  Go ahead and say I like to run away from things.  It's a sin to tell lies and especially backbite.  So be my guess.  Aye?

On a much lighter note.  In Sya-Allah I will be doing another live tweet for Manchester United's game against Stoke City tomorrow, 9 p.m (Malaysian time), live at the Britannia Stadium (I'll be tweeting from my house). The last time they met at Old Trafford, Robin van Persie (RVP) scored an amazing goal and now he's not been scoring for 9 games.  Give or take.  Let's see if he can break that tomorrow.  You guys can follow me on Twitter................


See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: Hipocrates, Socrates, Hades.  They're all Greek personalities.  I have a Greek name too.


Ain't it "grand?"

Friday, 12 April 2013

The Answered Call

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

Assalamu'alaikum, y'all!!

Alhamdulillah, I've finished this latest writing project of mine.  I had to finish this one in a week or less cause I wanted to make time to write and finish Chapter 3 of my UK series.  That said, this story that I wrote based on what I read on Facebook, has nothing to do with my UK Tales series nor any of the previous ones.  Criticism is always welcomed but do keep it light and "professional".  No need to make bad blood here.  Also, you guys can read this piece and also some of the few others I made in the "My Own Self-Made Stories" label right here in my blog or you can read it in my Notes in Facebook for those who are friends with me in it.

So here you go, guys.  My latest piece, "The Answered Call".


          I never wanted to get married.  Okay, that’s a lie.  I do but at least not right now.  Much less an arranged marriage.  I thought of finding my own lady.  A person who’s outgoing, spirited, chirpy but elegant and graceful.  Apparently, my parents had other plans for me.  There’s this daughter of a friends of theirs.  I met the girl once and I merely glanced at her.  I didn't even say anything to her.  But no, my parents thought we were a “perfect match”.  A “match made in heaven”.  It sounded like a really cheesy movie or novel.

          I remember it like it was just yesterday.  I guess it was just luck that I got a job offer even before graduating college.  A few months after finishing graduation and getting my degree, I had more job offers than I had interviews.  Of course, at the time I was living with my parents.  It was still too early to find one anyway but I was planning to find one for sure when my financials steadied.  Back then, it was just me, my little brother, Umar, and my parents.  I got home seeing my family in the living room.  The T.V was on but their eyes weren’t locked on it.  What do you expect when you got parents with smartphones and a little brother who fiddles with his iPad?  I didn’t think they notice me when I walked in.  I walked and stood in front of them.  I was in between them and the T.V.  Just to make sure they were still in reality, I switched the T.V off.  Sure enough, it knocked them out of their technological daze.

“Hey, I was watching that!” my dad said.

“WE were watching that?” my mom joined in.

“Why did you do that for?” Umar had his say too.

          It’s funny what technology can do to people right now.  It’s a wonder they even noticed I turned the T.V off.

“Assalamu’alaikum.  I just got back from work.  Would've been nice if any of you noticed I walked in you know,” I said with a smirk.

          They chuckled and went to their gadgets again.  Wow, I thought.  All this technology can be helpful and all but it could also be our downfall one day.  I mean have you seen “The Terminator”?

          Anyway, I went to the kitchen to get a glass of water.  I sat at the dining table.  Apparently they switched the T.V back on.  Whether or not their eyes are on it, I had no idea.  My body was aching from work and working out at the gym.  I smelled my mom’s cooking on the stove.  I took a whiff.  Nothing beats a mom’s cooking, I thought.  I took off the loosened tie from my neck and took a few sips from my glass before reading the newspaper on the table.  After a few pages from the newspaper, my mom came into the kitchen.  I had a bad feeling because at the time I knew she wanted to talk to me about something.  I had an idea what she wanted to talk about.  She came and sat opposite of me at our round dining table.

“So, Iman, are you ready?  Because it doesn't seem like you are,” my mom said.

          I cursed under my breath.  I knew it.

“Honestly? I don’t know.  Mom, I don’t even actually know her.  I met her once.  Just once,” I replied.

“I know you have other plans but it’s not like you’re seeing anybody right now, right?”

“Well, no,” she cornered me.  I hate it when that happens.

"Then?  You know, a lot of arranged marriages work," I had no idea where she got that from.

I leaned in front like an evil villain.  "Really now?  Pray tell, where did you get that info, mummy dearest?"

"Don't you use that sly tone with me, Iman.  Ever heard of the phrase "mother knows best"?"

She got me again.  Mom: Two, dos, deux.  Me: Zero, nada, zip.  She has that effect on people.  Not just me.  I was silenced.  No comeback.

"I thought so.  Iman, 'Aqilah's a nice girl from a very good family.  True, you've met her just once but she'll grow on you.  Your dad and I wouldn't be doing this if we know it's the best choice.  Plus, you're almost 27.  I thought you said you wanted to get married at 25."

And the contest ended there.  Mom: Three, tres, trois.  Me: Zero, nada, zip.

"Okay, mom.  I get your point.  Fine, I'll grow through with but I'm not saying I'll like it.  She's not even that pretty," I protested.

My mom smiled. She got up, saying ,"Looks aren't everything, you know?"

          With that, she left the kitchen and our conversation ended just like that.  There were a few months before the akad nikah.  I thought about what my mom said.  I didn't know whether to deny it or just go with the flow.

          Eventually, I went with the wind.  The day came and I gotta say the reception went really well.  Both my side of the family and 'Aqilah's.  Despite us getting married, it still felt pretty awkward linking arms and having her hugging my arm while we walked around the hall meeting everyone.  She did look happy though but I was still uncomfortable.  I didn't actually know her anyway.  Everybody congratulated us.  Our friends, family.  A friend of mine said that he thought I'd be the last person in our clique to get married.  Well, "challenge completed".

          After the reception and the photography session at the lake, we went home.  My house was still full of my relatives.  Some good friends of mine stayed back, too.  'Aqilah and I went to the kitchen.  There was a lot of leftovers from the wedding so my parents gave my friends some of it.  I was tired.  All the emotions started jumbling up and I didn't want to ruin the mood.  I still asked to help ,"That's a lot of food.  Need some help to pack them all?  Maybe give it to Aunt Halimah or something?"

"You look tired.  It's okay.  You go rest.  Maybe spend time with 'Aqilah," my dad said.

"Uh, if you don't mind, I'd like to help out," my wife smiled at me.

"Sure.  I'm a little beat.  I'll see you upstairs okay?" I told her.

          I got up to our room, got changed and did my prayers.  I didn't go back downstairs to see any of them.  That might be considered as rude in my part but like I said, I was really tired.  I sat at the foot of the bed.  I felt glad but confused at the same time.  Yes, I was finally married but I have all these emotions jumbled up in my head.  I couldn't say that I love her yet.  Do I love her?  Will I love her?  I had no idea to be honest.  She's not even that attractive.  Some people thought I was shallow for thinking that but hey, what I thought should count.  I was the one getting married.  Not them.  I laid on the bed.  The pillow was being really friendly.  I felt like I was on a really fluffy cloud.  There's also this one thing that my mom told me before I got married.  'Aqilah usually wakes up and do prayers in the middle of the night around 3 or 4 in the morning.  I told my mom that I wouldn't mind.  Maybe not every night though.  Once in a while is fine.  After all these thoughts rummaged my head, my eyes felt heavy and my sight was getting blurry.  I finally gave in and let go of all consciousness.

          Sure enough, I woke up at night with 'Aqilah shaking my shoulder.  Her voice sounded faint but it got clearer when I was fully awake.

"I'm sorry for waking you up but can you please be my Imam for tahajjud prayers?  I know I'm not really the first thing you'd want to see right now but can you please pray with me?" she told me.

          One thing's for sure though.  I was tired and yeah, I forgot I was married.  How was that possible you ask?  I have no idea.  So I woke up and did the tahajjud prayers with my newly wedded wife.  After giving the salam, I felt different.  I felt a kind of joy.  A new-found happiness.  It felt a little bit odd.  After reciting du'a, I turn to salam 'Aqilah.


Her face shone with such radiance.  She literally took my breath away.  Those flecks of light in her brown eyes.  My heart stopped for a second.  And then it was beating so fast, I was scared she might hear it.  I was somewhat stunned to see how amazingly beautiful this woman who I can call my wife was.  I held out my hand for salam.  She kissed my hand like any wife would.  With both of my hands, I took hers and looked straight into her eyes.  It was like staring into a brightly lit abyss that was trying to tell me all this time.  It finally hit me that I'll never be alone.

"I don't mind waking up to see your face every single day of my life, dear," I said before kissing her forehead.  It was only a few moments after that I knew she was praying to Him that I'll accept her as who she was and hoping that she was beautiful through my eyes.  It worked.  I'm not a religious person but there is a verse in the al-Quran which is....

"Call upon Me; I will respond to you."
[Surah Ghafir,40 : (Aayah 60)]

He answered her call.  I praised the Lord for opening my eyes and lending me His light in this world.  A light that is my wife.


Well that's it guys!  Haha!! I really...REALLY hope you guys like it.  Comments and views are always appreciated for those who read it here (if any).  Mind your language though.  Aye?

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: It's not wrong to be a hopeless romantic ;-)

You Can't NOT Laugh

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

Assalamu'alaikum, everybody!!

Well, I don't actually have any idea what to write.  I'm a bit caught up with this really short story I told you guys about.  I do, however, have these pictures I thought I wanna put.  Hehe...

This is like crazily funny in a cute way!

The so call "evolution of man".  Haha!! You can never go wrong with Mock The Week.

Got this from a friend who posted it on Facebook.  So true!! XDD

Thanks to Madamoiselle for this!

I wish my cousins had Russell's cousin's sense of humour.  Hehe..

So THAT'S how he got famous! Haha!!  Russell Howard, ladies and gentleman! XD

You see, it's okay to laugh once in a while innit?


See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: Starting next week, it's gonna be quite a ride.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The Bridge

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

Assalamu'alaikum, peeps!!

A tiring day.  Got my pin number to do my MUET.  FINALLY.  I was walking my back home.  The same way I got to BSN,  by the way.  I was walking through the lake and I saw this......

A little half-full bottle of Pepsi Twist.  So I sat down and took a few sips gulps.  So I sat down and marvelled at our deteriorating place called Earth....... (By the way, just kidding.  The Pepsi's mine :-P)

After looking at the seafood restaurant there, I looked again at the bridge.  It's funny how it all seemed so figurative and/or literary......

That little bridge there, it suddenly reminds me of how short this life is.  How this world that we live in is only temporary and the things we do and get here are only supplies for the world Hereafter.  The power and influence that we have, the large amount of money that we get, the ginormous house that we live in.  The college diploma/degree that we get, whether it's overseas or local.

Sometimes we forget what we plan or planned.  And then when we get it, we complain about it and regret it, doing it out of spite, so to speak.  Sorta like you wish to work somewhere.  And when you get that so call dream place to work at, you ended up not liking it and regret it, wishing that you'd be back at the former place that you worked.  Bottom line is........

It's all about the plan.  What do you plan to supply yourself with for our life in Akhirah?

Ok, that's just a reminder to all including myself.  Actually, as I was sitting down at the bench you saw, Farah Huda, an old friend of mine was going to where I went.  She was my classmate during 6th grade in Religious School.  She looked good.  It's been about 2 years since I last saw her.  She's in UKM now but she has an interview coming up in another university to change direction, education-wise.  Long story.  What a small world eh?


Well, I gotta finish that story.  I'm doing an adaptation of a really short story that I saw on FB.  Tinkering with it a bit.  It's just while I finish chapter 3 of my UK series.  In Sya-Allah I'll finish them soon.  Both of them.

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: "Sometimes we're so consumed of searching for each others' faults that we forget our own."
-Me (Syauqi Kusyairi)-

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

6 Games In Europe, You Couldn't Win One!

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

Assalamu'alikum, everybody!!

Well, it's quite a dark time to be a Manchester United fan but I'm still standing tall!!

This morning (3 a.m -5 a.m here in Malaysia), I live tweeted and watched the Manchester Derby.  To be honest, the lads had it coming.  Even within the first 7 minutes, United were getting pummelled.

The 1st half ended with a 0-0 draw but there were plenty of drama and chances for both teams.  The 2nd half however was a very different story.......

Ryan Giggs' failed back-heel was interpreted by James Milner and he burst through and passed the ball outside the penalty box, Michael Carrick did his best to stop Samir Nasri from shooting.  Nasri instead slid the ball to Milner who shot and scored after the ball took a slight deflection.  The goal was on the 51st minute.

Their lead was short-lived however.  After Yaya Toure's tripping of Rafael at the side of the penalty box, Robin Van Persie (RVP) took the free kick and his cross was received by Phil Jones, who played tremendously well.  I think he deserves to be the man of the match despite of United's losing.  His header hit the back of city's captain, Vincent Kompany and wound up at the back of the net on the 59th minute.  According to the Premiere League, the goal gone down as a Vincent Kompany own goal and a Phil Jones' assist.

United was playing with what I thought one of their worst performances of the season.  They were playing in a really-not-performing Danny Welback in midfield on the right hand side and a 39 year-old Ryan Giggs on the left.  No disrespect to Giggs.  He still has the moves but not the pace of his earlier years.  The game now is too fast.  Fergie (Sir Alex Ferguson) didn't use his first sub until they conceded the goal.  As a result, they paid the price.

Sergio "Kun" Aguero scored a belter of a goal after going past 3-4 United players and rocketed the ball past David De Gea.  The United keeper had no chance.  He celebrated like he'd won the league.  Bloody Argentinian.

We lost 2-1 at home but hey, there's always next season.  We won it at the Etihad last year.  Man United are now 12 points at the top and they need at least 3 wins and a draw to clinch the title.  A feat that I think United are capable of doing.

United has 7 more games which are against Stoke City, West Ham United, Aston Villa, Arsenal, Chelsea, Swansea and West Bromwich Albion.  In that order.  I worry about the matches against Arsenal and Chelsea.  But 3 wins and a draw?  Yeah.  I think United can manage 10 points.

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: I loved it when United fans sang this.  Because it's true (I think only football fans get this):
"Keep singing 6-1,keep singing 6-1!
6 games in Europe, you couldn't win one!"

Monday, 8 April 2013

Derby Day!

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

Assalamu'alikum, dudes and dudettes!

It's here.  Finally! D-Day! Derby Day! Manchester Derby that is.....

Since Sheikh Mansour's taking over of city, 14 Manchester derbies took place and United won 9 of them and lost 4 and drew 1.  The last Manchester derby last year, United showed what colour Manchester is by winning 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium when Robin Van Persie score that dramatic late free kick.  Here it is.....

Manchester United, BPL league leaders are now 15 points ahead of their arch rivals, Manchester city who are 2nd in the table.

United have quite an advantage at the top and also with heavy artillery as Nemanja Vidic, Rafael da Silva, Wayne Rooney, Johnny Evans and Paul Scholes are said to be fit for this clash of titans.

city also have some fire power as Samir Nasri and David Silva are also returning based on the physioroom website.

This will be a mouthwatering affair.  To be honest though, city are NOTHING without the money they have. United on the other hand has history and are still making history.  We have 19 Premiere League titles (with another one coming our way), 3 Champions League titles, 3 FA Cups and they are the only English club that have won the FIFA Club World Cup.

Not only that.  Wayne Rooney, Man United's no. 10, won the best goal of the 20 Premiere League seasons.  And guess who he scored it city!!!

And 10 years before Wazza (Wayne Rooney), David Beckham got the best goal of 10 Premiere League seasons for his audacious goal against Wembley in 1996 where he lobbed the ball over the keeper from the middle of the pitch.

A lot of this prove that MANCHESTER IS RED...............

But let just see tonight eh?  A little bit of rivalry every now and then is always good now innit?  We'll see.  I know I said this a lot but this is just a reminder....

In Sya-Allah, I will be live tweeting the Manchester Derby, Manchester United vs city, live at Old Trafford from my house.  However, I'm not really sure about the time.  On the internet it says 2 a.m but in the Astro guide says at 3 a.m.  So either or, people.  You can catch the clash on channel 812 on Fox Sports or 832 on Fox Sports HD.

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: Glory glory Man united!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Yes, I read

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

Assalamu'alaikum, peeps!

Some people find it weird that I read novels and not just magazines or what not.  I mean...Really?  Why is it that shocking that I read?  I mean it's one of the ways I improve my language skills, man!  And it's how I increase my eloquence.  Although, as much as I love reading, I don't really find any satisfaction to it somehow.  I mean yeah, you get that 5-second satisfaction.  Especially after finishing a long awaited book from a series or a really thick book that's over 300 pages.  However, it still doesn't beat reading even one single aayah from the al-Quran............

To be honest, there are a few books that aren't in the picture.

Yes, I've read these and there are a few that I haven't read there.  I think there are 5 books over there.  I'm telling you guys, it soothes me when I read the Book.  It's cliché, I know but it's true.

I'm an easy going guy but when I'm really depressed, I go really down.  I mean deep-at-the-bottom-of-the-sea down.  Of course, I'll go to my parents first.  I'd talk to friends.  Next, I'll go to my little sister from another mother, Sab (Sabreena).

I'd talk to her on she'd always say,

"Abang, abang dah bukak al-Quran ke belum?  If you haven't, then do it.  Just randomly bukak a page and read the tafseer."

It works.  Many times.  Sometimes the verse that I read usually relates to the problems that I have.  This is another proof that Allah S.W.T is All-Knowing.

I guess I'm blessed to have people like Sab around me.  I really like the connection that we have.  She reminds me of these things.  Besides my parents, she's the only person in my circle of friends who does.  You gotta love friends like those.

Anyway, we're just humans.  We forget.  When in distress, just open the Book and read the tafseer if you have one.  Aye?


On another note, a reminder to all you football lovers, In Sya-Allah, I will be live tweeting the Manchester derby between Manchester United and Manchester city at Old Trafford from my house on Tuesday morning, 3 a.m (Malaysia time).  To all you Red Devil fans, let's see United make the double, aye?  And prove that MANCHESTER IS RED.

To join in on my live tweet, just follow me on Twitter......


See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: I heard Lindsey's version of Evanescence's "My Immortal".  So beautiful.  I had chills.  *melts into the carpet*

Friday, 5 April 2013

TAIJ - Thank Allah It's Jumu'ah

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

Assalamu'alaikum, everybody!!

Alhamdulillah, Allah S.W.T has given me His Blessing and Graced me with an opportunity to witness and experience another Friday on His earth.

Today was a great day.  Not only did I get to do Solat Jumu'ah, I got a reply on Twitter by a famous singer/songwriter and celebrity.  Any guesses?

Here he is!!

Yup! Raef, singer-songwriter of Awakening Records replied my tweet on Twitter.  Ok, I know what you're thinking.  "Big whoop", "so what?"...  Hey, I just started my semester break and this is one way of starting it.  Electronic engineering is a tough course and after weeks of busting my head and studying for finals, I think I deserve it.  So thank you, my brother!  It's not everyday you get a reply from a famous person innit?  Haha!!


Raef, who's also a compSci high school teacher, do songs and covers with a little Islamic twists in them.  Just to name a few, Chris Brown's "With You", Rebecca Black's "It's Friday" which he changed to "It's Jumuah" and lots more.  You guys should check him out on YouTube.  Amazing talent from an amazing Muslim brother.

What a way to complete a Friday. <----- Hey, that rhymes! XD

By the way, guys, In Sya-Allah I'll be live tweeting the Manchester derby live at Old Trafford but from my house next Tuesday at 3 a.m (Malaysia time).  The BPL's top two teams going at it.  I dare say that it's the most anticipated match of the season.  Being a Man United fan since '98, it should be clear who I want to win that game.

That's it, guys.  Gotta get some Z's.

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: TAIJ - Thank ALLAH It's Jumu'ah  ;-)

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Olympus Has Fallen

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

Assalamu'alaikum, guys!

I got a plan cancelled today (Thursday).  It still didn't mean that I shouldn't have a good time and go out right?  So I just thought I'd go to Subang Parade.  Today is the FIRST time I've ever watched a movie ALONE.  I watched a movie that's been in a lot of my friends' mouth...........

Such a lame and depressing way to enjoy myself.  Watching a movie alone.  Pfffft..

Anyway, "Olympus Has Fallen" is an awesome movie and it's worth every penny.  An attack on the White House during a meeting between the US President [Aaron Eckhart (Battle: Los Angeles)] and the PM of South Korea makes the headlines as Mike Banning [Gerard Butler (300)], ex-secret service-turn-worker-at-the-national-treasurer, tries to save the president, who he personally body guarded 18 months before after an accident involving the first lady.

With betrayal, friendship, loyalty and patriotism being the key plots and themes, this fast-paced movie is bound to knock you guys off your seats.  Other stars like Rick Yune (The Fast and the Furious), Morgan Freeman (Dark Night Series) and Dylan McDermott (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), will make the movie even better.

To me though, Gerard Butler was amazing in it.  A real badass in the movie.  I think it's his best performance since "300".  One movie down, a lot more to go during my 2 month-break.

I also used another RM50 voucher of mine to buy this....

Waited quite a long time for this sequel to "Legend".  Can't wait to read it..

I guess things worked out for the best today.

See you guys on the flip side!!

P.S: Always look for the silver lining, people.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

As If....

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

Assalamu'alaikum, everyone!!

Alhamdulillah, I've finished my 2nd year of diploma 2 days ago.  I feel like I'm not doing much right now.  I really wanna make my semester break worth while.  I do however got some plans laid out.

I got my MRSM KK reunion.  The 06-08 batch, my batch.  It's only been 5 years but hey, just thought I'd take the chance to meet up with some old friends.  It's just a 2-day thing.  19th-20th of April.  Regrettable to say that not everybody will go.  Some still have classes, some are far away from KK and some are in other continents.  Oh well, might as well make the best of it aye?


Gonna watch some movies too.  Since I don't have that many friends, might be watching alone.  It's bloody sad, innit?

As if you guys care I go alone or not.  Pfffft...

Anywho, still figuring out what to do for the whole 2 months.  Gonna start writing chapter of my "UK Tales" series In Sya-Allah.  Got the plot but just wanna find the right words.

See you guys on the flips side!!

P.S: I think I'm gonna learn NOT to trust people.  Wanna turn myself heartless.