Sunday, 27 July 2014

My 5 favourite Raya songs

Everytime the time of the year comes, I will definitely play these 5 songs over and over again, especially when helping my mom in the kitchen, preparing rendang, samba kacang, and ketupat. All these 5 songs aren't new songs; they're all songs that I personally feel portray and capture the true spirit of Hari Raya. I tried to listen to new rays songs, but they just don't have that feel. So, here you go! My 5 favourite Raya songs:

1. Saloma - Selamat Hari Raya

2. Allahyarham Sharifah Aini - Suasana Hari Raya

3. Uji Rashid and Hail Amir - Seloka Hari Raya

4. Anuar zain dan Elina - Suasana Hari Raya

5. Siti Nurhaliza -  Nazam Lebaran

Friday, 25 July 2014

Iftar with the ANGGUNs

Last Monday, I had another iftar with my students. This time, it was with my Form 3 class. The main menu was nasi lemak ayam goreng, where we ordered it from one of the students (his mother cooked it). The kids were so excited for the iftar, up to the point macam nak raya. LOL. They were so cute, siap datang pakai baju lawa-lawa lagi. In all, I had a great time!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


At times, in times of terror and aggression, when conflicts are at its highest point, when nothing seems to be able to solve them, small gestures and actions can make a difference. The effects may not be immediate, but if accumulated, unity can be achieved, change can be initiated and a shift can happen. In realisation of this fact, I as a human, who believes that all humans should be treated with respect and humanity, totally support the #ProjectIamAMuslim 

I strongly despise war and killings. 
I despise the infliction of fear and terror. 
I feel sick when people are oppressed and slaughtered mercilessly as if their lives are of no value. 

on the REINSTATEMENT of humanity

Monday, 21 July 2014

#theclan's Iftar

This year, we managed to organise another iftar. Theses students are the first batch of students that I taught back in 2012 when I first got my posting at this school. They are the ones who have caused troubles (kids will always be kids) and they too are the ones who have been there for me when I need help. Now, after 3 years, I am still teaching them. It's just that now they are in Form 5 - all grown up except me! Hehehe. In all, it was a brief, yet enjoyable get-together.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Diamond Night 2014

Alhamdulillah..I am eternally grateful for the achievement that Allah has granted me with. Definitely, this would not have happened without His will. 

Last month, Diamond Night 2014 was held at Mines Convention Centre to recognise entrepreneurs who have reached the level of Diamond Sales Manager and Double Diamond Manager as well as those who were awarded with car fund. It's like a dream come true. I've never taught that I would be venturing into business but now, here I am. Last year, I attended the same ceremony, celebrating my fellow Glampreneurs and other Hai-O entrepreneurs for their achievements. This year, I am one of the celebrated. 

Thank you to my direct mentor DDM Ajue Rashid who never tire in guiding and supporting me. To GLAM, and the founders of GLAM, CDM Hanis Haizi and CDM Razali Zain for their endless encouragement, to my business partners, this will not be a reality without all of you. To the most important and special people in my life, my family and my parents; thank you so much for believing and for being there through ups and downs. Lots and lots of love to all these wonderful people.

The cool man..CDM Razali Zain

DDM Liyana. Even though she is pregnant, that does not stop her to be persistent in the business.
WHY? Because this business is simple and it's fun!

Waiting for my turn..

With my mates..

Thanks dear sister for your support!

Mr Izad..thanks for coming!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

4th Day in Gold Coast

This was our final day in Gold Coast. We hoped we could prolong our stay but hey, good things always come to an end. Whatever it is, I am so grateful for this opportunity. Never have I thought of going on a fully-sponsored trip at any point in my life. However, with GLAM and Hai-O, it became a reality. It all started with a single step - a step to improve my life. Trust me, anyone can succeed and achieve this, if he/she really ants it. It's all in our minds and how we manifest the thoughts into actions. To cut rings short, I had great fun in Gold Coast! Definitely a vacation to remember!

The view from our room is breathtaking. the clear blue sea and the clear blue sky..the ultimate vacation! 

In front of our hotel

The sun did not bother me anymore..haha. 

At Harbour Town! SHOPPINGGG!!

The view of Brisbane City..

Before heading to the airport, we had dinner at this Indonesian Restaurant

This was when the headache began..hahaha

 Bye! Till we meet again!

Friday, 18 July 2014

MH17 - It's time to show our support

This is definitely a time of trial for all of us. The MH370 incident has not yet been solved  and yesterday, at almost midnight, we, Malaysians and the whole world was shocked by the news of the crash of Malaysia's MH17.

I was about to sleep when I received the news from a few friends on WhatsApp. I was so tired because I just arrived home from Johor (took the 7 pm MAS flight). I was taken aback but I kinda said to myself that this might not be real because the validity of the reports and the coverage has not yet received any approval from the authority.

However, when I woke up this morning for sahur, it has been confirmed and Allah knows how the news broke my heart. I am pretty sure that everyone else felt the same way too. It was like one-after-another kinda tragedy and it is just so hard to be taken in. But yet, I do believe that Allah has His plans and He is the best planner.

The announcement and press conference by Dato' Sri Najib

However sad this tragedy is, it is even sad to see and read people's comments on Facebook and other social media websites, where the comments seem to be condemning rather than supporting. What I mean is that I thought we have learned from our experience during the MH370 tragedy but it actually seems very unlikely. 

Many of us started to find faults when the news of the crash broke, some blaming the pilots and the Malaysia Airlines, some critiquing the government, and some were merely being so insensitive by posting a selfie photo with a #prayforMH17 hashtag (like seriously people?)

This is the time for us to show our support to our country. Like what happened during the MH370 incident, I am sure that a lot of international media will be reporting a lot of things, each trying to sound like they are the experts. Many allegations will be made, including blaming Malaysia for everything that has happened. 

As the citizens of this country, we must show our support by not making rash conclusions and follow the bandwagon of condemning our Malaysia. Trust me, that would be the most shameful act that a citizen would want to do. Our government is doing their best to look into this matter to find answers and we just need to be patient and be rational. Well, I know it is easier said than done; but we can at least try. There's nothing to lose from being patient.

Just remember that our country is now in a very fragile position. All eyes are on us. There is a lot at stake. So, we should not make things worst. Lets support Malaysia and pray that we will stand strong no matter what. To the family members of the passengers and cabin crew of MH17, my heartfelt condolences to all of you. May Allah ease everything.