Forest Expedition at FRIM


Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)

25 Dec 2008

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English Pantoon

Lavender is purple in here
Wonder if I cud call your name
Missing you very much my dear
Wonder if you feel the same

Feeling happy and sing a song
I wonder if it's going to rain
Thinking of you all night long
I wonder if it's worth the pain

My bro n I like to watch cartoon
To watch cartoon at cinema needs money
This is my very first English pantoon
Laugh with me if you think this is funny


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Bila Langkah Terarah Lagi

Kalau dulu ku titipkan seloka luka
Kini ku lambaikan senyum bahagia
Mengiringi rentak tari pahlawan
Tika langkah mulai memisah
Tapi rentak hati kita
Terpalu oleh gegar yang menghambat
Mengisi raksa dalam setiap relung jiwa
Menutup ruang hati dari menduka lara

Ingatlah ...
Di pentas mana pun kita menari
Tari kita tari asli
Asli nya tari gentayangan
Bijaklah mengatur budi
Mimpi kita bukan hanya angan-angan

Atas nama cobaan yang mematangkan
Kita berdiri lebih tinggi dari kalangan
Atas nama cinta yang menghangatkan
Kita siap lebur lagi dalam kedinginan
Bukankah ini satu kemaslahatan

Menyatulah wahai hati-hati yang tenang
Sertakan ruku’mu dengan keta’atan
Sembahkan sujud mu dalam barisan
Artikan syukurmu dengan keikhlasan
Relakan badai menggoncang
Biarkan anjing menggonggong
Toh yang mereka ada cuma omong kosong

Tari kita tetap lincah
Walau kita tak lagi dekat
Hati kita tetap melekat
Melabuh amanah di lain muara
Menyambung gerak tari di pentas dunia

Dulu ku titipkan seloka luka
Kini ku lambaikan senyum bahagia
Bila langkah terarah lagi
Itulah tanda pentas kita lebih tinggi..

Raja dihilir tongkatnya sakti
Sakti berasal dari kayangan
Memacu gerak perwira bakti
Memasung waktu buat tantangan

Salam disambut kuhulur tangan
Tanda ikatan tak pernah renggang
Sandarkan indah pada kenangan
Sampai ketemu di lain gelanggang


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Ikut Hati Mati

ikut hati, mati
ikut rasa, binasa
bila hati mati
sikit pun tak rasa

ikut hati, mati
ikut rasa, binasa
panas macam api
tapi habuk pun tak ada

ikut hati mati
ikut rasa binasa
ikut aku kau tak sudi
ikut dia kau terpaksa

ikut hati, mati
ikut rasa, binasa
buat apa tabur budi
kalau memang terpaksa

ikut hati, mati
ikut rasa, binasa
bilalah nak jadi
tau berangan saja

ikut hati mati
ikut rasa binasa
bila kepala di kaki
apa pun tak guna

ikut hati mati
ikut rasa binasa
marahlah diri sendiri
marah orang buat apa

ikut hati mati
ikut rasa binasa
ikut hati, hatiku mati
ikut rasa, aku binasa

dari kepala sampai kaki
aturlah dengan bijaksana
dari telinga, mata lalu turun ke hati
itulah proses akal yang sempurna


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Award from Mr Alim

I started blogging with very little knowledge about it, and I dedicate my biggest heart to hope for excitement on this new world exploration. The results of the exploration are varies. One that clearly excites me is the effort of upgrading my writing skills. I will never do this more seriously if it’s not because of blogging. Word filtering, searching for suitable vocabs, and correcting grammar mistakes are such a tiny and tidy job to do.

Besides that, exploring other blogs are not less exciting. Some has really become additional food for my thoughts. Some just create colorful inspiration for new ideas to come. And this posting is dedicated to an award I receive from Mr Alim Mahdi, Director of Lembaga Amil Zakat, DSM Bali, located at Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia (please correct me if I’m wrong). He is actively blogging at Seputar Bali (http:/alimmahdi.blogspot.com). I had learned many good lessons from there. Most of his writings are embedded with hidden and visible ‘hikmah’, or lessons. I should say that is a smart way to present something good to people. We call it ‘fathonah’, right?

Thank you, Sir.

I know one term often used by Javanese to show immatureness of things. ‘Masih bau kencur’, meaning not yet matured, right? That is how I see on my blog. I’m a beginner with a lot more to learn. Thanx again and Wish me Luck! :-)

p.s. I know who else worth this .. I dunno if they have receive this one before, but it's okay. Let just say that you win this twice. Haha.. Sya, Nini, Sue and Aisy I present this award now to you! Please accept. TQ.

Wassalam (#fia)

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Tagged again - - doubled

Do you guys know the benefit of tagging people around? It helps not-so-active-blogger, like me, to update their blog more constantly. Isn't that good? :-)

This time now, I would like to send my thanks to Sya and Nini for passing another tag. Sorry guys for my respond is a bit late. It's almost the same tag. So, I would prefer to compose them together at the same posting. May this work out right. (There's no rule saying I can't combine tags, isn't it? Hehe...)

From Sya:

* take a recent photo of yourself OR take a picture of yourself RIGHT NOW.
-- i comply with this 100% . It was taken using my hp cam right after I read this instruction .. hehe
* DONT change your cloth.
* DONT fix your hair, just take a picture.
* Post that picture with NO editing.
* post this instruction with your picture.
* Tag 10 people to do this.

From Nini:

1. Do you think you're hot?
Now? No. Only when I'm angry :p
2. Upload your fave picture of you
Please see below. (Recently took pic. It may not be my fav, but for the sake of this posting, Yes. hehe)
4. When was the last time you ate pizza?
Can't really recall. A month ago, i guess. Muak makan pizza. Asal stay back buat tender je, boss treat pizza.
5. The last song you listen to?
Now, I'm listening to "SO WHAT" by Pink. Nice song, nice lyric. Suits with my enthusiastic energetic feeling now! :p
6. What are you doing right now besides this?
Listen to Pink voice la..
7. What name you prefer besides yours?
-enthusiast bloom- is my other nick... fyi only :p

People to tag:
I can't think of any. I got limited blogger frens, you see..
So, please pity me and excuse me with this one. Hihi.. Thank u & i Luv u :D

8. Who is number one? -NA-
9. Number three is having relationship with? -NA-
10. Say something about number five? -NA-
11. How about number four? -NA-
12. Who is number two? -NA-

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Kercengan Bawean

Kercengan Kampung Melayu Subang
Location : Kampung Keramat, Lorong Keramat 20
Date : 16 November 2008

This group has established since 1997, according to their Leader, Mr Saipi. For my surprise, this group has so many experiences performing in formal parties, not just for weddings but also performing in formal events for VIPs, opening ceremony for important events at hotels, and performing together with local artist like Mawi?! Are you sure? Hehe.. well.. let's hope the very best for them..

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Living within Our Differences

Being different is being so human. At least, that is one lesson I've learned from life experiences so far. Then, one gentleman came up to give my mind a deeper thought about it. He said, "We are all different. We are the same because we are different." Confused at first, but a great relief after that when I realized and admitted how true his statement was.

Growing up in an environment that is different from my Boyanese background, I had started to feel 'different' way back then, since I was very very young. At the beginning, I did learn about my differences among people without realizing others too, has their own differences in many ways. That discriminate thinking I adapted always hold me back by acquiring the feeling of how odd and how weird I was for being so different compared to others around me.

Well... time has changed and people won't stop learning new lessons from life, so people changed. And, Fiya changed too. Given so many chances to win some and to learn some from life experiences, I feel truly grateful of what I am now and putting undivided faith to what stands before and after me. Gratitude, is not easy sometimes, but it's not that complicated to possess, especially when all you want in life is; Happiness.

Benefit of having Differences
Differences created with purpose.
Different are variant. Variants create rhythms. Rhythms content harmonies.
In music world, if tone or sounds are all the same, music is flat, or there’ll be no music at all.
In life, how to differentiate between living things if they are all created with the same features? Will there be any life at all??
There’ll be no name for unity if people in the world created with same characteristics. (Related posting: Bersatu)
In a group, if there’s no different between desires, ideas, and wants, there’ll be no need for innovations. (Related posting: Uniqueness of Blood Type)
There’ll be no chemistry and love needed between man and woman if there’s no gap to fill in between them.

Bad Thing in Feeling Different
People say, being different is being unique. When you start to feel unique day by day, this may end up with two results.
One, arrogant, where you’ll feel others around you are just lousy, narrow-minded, kampungan like ‘katak bawah tempurung’.
Or, secondly, you’ll just turn out to be more and more weird (or, unique - if it’s still be your definition), the weirdo among the normals…. Hahaha..!

Everyone is different. The only thing makes us the same is because we are all different. Read al-Ma'idah:48, isn't that being different just part of the whole Test?

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Raya Summary

Venue: Holiday Villa, Subang.
Photos Credit goes to Syakir.

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Dedication to a Friend

I been thinking of what next posting cud be. I don't really have much time lately. But still, I just can't let go this blogging thing off my mind. So, here it is now, a posting specially dedicated to a friend of mine.

A friend who, just like me, surviving, along the same path, through thick and thin, striving to reach the top. As always told, Success is a journey, not a destination. It's the journey that make the destination worth. The tougher you get, the higher and more promising you would be.

Dear friend,
I would like to take your attention towards a lyric of a song called Life is Wonderfull, written and sang by Jason Mraz.


Try to digest the wording, look and feel the meaning. This is what I've got;

Falling in love is the journey towards reaching the destination of love.

So, be patient, but be wise too.
The feelings you had is always a lie without the existence of a wise brain.

I dedicate this song especially to you, and me too.
(kinda slow song, but it matches the love theme... hehe)

May your dearest dream came true.
And the best be granted you.

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Life is Wonderful, by Jason Mraz ;

It takes a crane to build a crane
It takes two floors to make a story
It takes an egg to make a hen
It takes a hen to make an egg
There is no end to what I'm saying

It takes a thought to make a word
And it takes some words to make an action
And it takes some work to make it work
It takes some good to make it hurt
It takes some bad for satisfaction

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
Ah la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la

It takes a night to make it dawn
And it takes a day to make you yawn brother
And it takes some old to make you young
It takes some cold to know the sun
It takes the one to have the other

And it takes no time to fall in love
But it takes you years to know what love is
And it takes some fears to make you trust
It takes some tears to make it rust
It takes the dust to HAVE it polished

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la

It takes some silence to make sound
And it takes a loss before you found it
And it takes a road to go nowhere
It takes a toll to make you care
It takes a hole to MAKE a mountain

Ah la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la life goes full circle
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la life is meaningful
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la life is meaningful
Ah la la la la la la life is full of
Ah la la la la la life is so full of love
Ah la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life is meaningful
Ah la la la la la life is full of
Ah la la la la la life is so full of love

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Kembara di Belantara Angan

Hutan Lipur Kanching
October 4, 2008

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Tagged - 7 Facts About Me

Tagged by Sue this time, has put me into one kind of difficulties. It's always not so easy when it is about ourselves. But, based on a guide, I need to attract only the good thing. I hope I do the same for this one too. Here i go;

* Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
* Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
* Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
* Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

- The 7 Facts about Me -

1- Analytical
I will start on my key skill. Analytical. Analysis is the thing I like to do most. When I make it into real practice, and I able to conclude something priceless in the end, I be the happiest satisfied people on earth. I like to do reasoning between things around me. I like to see things at both sides. Sometimes, people dislike me for this reason too; Coz my logic will normally out from majority desires, but always in line with what truth really is. But Fact will always be fact, no matter how bitter it is, right? "Kebenaran itu pahit" :-)

2- Universal
I can prove this with the range of music i like to listen to. I enjoy listening to varieties of music; rap, hard rock, slow rock, R&B, pop, blues, ethnic, jazz, classical, and not to forget, Dangdut too .. hehe. You name it, as long as it has some rhythmic char that my ears cud understand, I will nod my head, tap my feet together with the flow... it indicates I am enjoying. Good music or bad music, that is later to be considered. I was even humming few melodies to my poems instead... I have few in my head... But can't put it on paper since the knowledge I have about melody script, (as far as I cud remember), was only the one I learned during primary school... alias, NULL.... hihi... Kesian nya I...

3- Typical, unique, or weird??
People say, there's always first time for everything. But, most of my first times happened quite late, (based on most of my friends definition) Hehe…
1st time Cinema, when I was 22, when I needed to be involved as the AJK of some formal program there.
1st time for IT when I was 20, Semester 1 for my Deg in Software Eng. I started off with ZERO knowledge about IT, but I became the only gal in class who fall in love with programming that much.
1st time know how to make up when I was 23, needed to show up on stage to perform a traditional Malay dance. Gosh! Too shy to perform. That was my first and last experience on dancing.
1st time falling into someone (seriously, not cinta monyet) when I was 23, he happened to be a Chinese. But, it didn't last as long for few reasons.
First time karaoke? 2007 (very recent huh? huehuehue)
"You are typical KL girl!” exclaimed a friend when I tell bout my first time stories… .hehehe

4- Open minded, open hearted
When I say 'universal', it has a lot relation with having an open mind & open heart. Mind and heart, both play important role in humanity. Mind work to receive & manifest facts around us. If it's acceptable, we will store them in our heart. This process happens all the time in my life. Sometimes it turns out to be very good, sometimes could easily being abused too. Anyhow, the bottom line is the lesson I had learned from all experiences, those are PRICELESS. Thank you, Allah.

5- Enthusiast
Besides 'open', I have a 'big' heart too. Hehheh... It means, I am ambitious, and I had planned for a better life, time by time. To me, the excitement of life is "uncertain". So, if we know how to enjoy with the uncertainties, we cud go anywhere, do anything we want. I can’t wait to see the end of result of everything I've done, is doing, and going-to-do. But, what matter most is NOW. Work hard Fia!! Chayukk!!2x

6- Dum-dum Shy?
Err... let's focus only to what goodness this char cud offers me. Yea, I admit, I am shy-shy cat; malu tapi mau. Hehehe... This is very obvious; I’m a gal u see. Good thing about this is, I cud reserve some ‘things’ for myself, and only for myself alone. But, not much, coz I don’t need much anyway, a little will do, good for healing purposes sometimes… (Really?! I donno) hahaha...

7- Orang tua
My sis told me that I am ORANG TUA. When I give advice, I talk like the oldies. When I sing Rhoma songs, she said I like old songs. When I refer to history, she said I talk old stuffs. When I like green, she said I choose old colors, bla bla … old… bla bla… old blabla bla.... hmm what do you think?
Alright, I’m old. Kekekeke. No harm being old, guys. I can’t wait to get older, but being old, at the same time reaching the Top, is often be my dream of a lifetime.

Who am I going to pass this tag to? I wanna mention only two names, Nini and Aish. Care to share ladies? U know better, what sharing, caring and loving is all about, din u? :-)
The rest, who has the same interest to pick this up in ur blog, are welcome to do so.
Thanx all. Have a good day! (#)

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Ada apa dengan Ketupat?

"Ketupat terdiri dari beras/nasi yang dibungkus daun kelapa muda dan janur (bahasa Jawa). Beras/nasi adalah simbol nafsu dunia. Sedangkan Janur yang dalam budaya Jawa Jarwa dhosok adalah “Jatining nur” (sejatinya nur), yaitu hati nurani. Jadi ketupat dimaksudkan sebagai lambang nafsu dan hati nurani, yang artinya agar nafsu dunia dapat ditutupi oleh hati nurani." Sumber: Blog uun-halimah

Rupa-rupanya nama ketupat bukan wujud secara kebetulan. Ada maksud tersirat yang dilambangkan oleh ketupat sebagai satu simbol dalam kehidupan. Terbukti pengolahan orang-orang terdahulu dalam mengungkai permasalahan hidup ternyata lebih kreatif dan unik.

Ada beberapa jenis ketupat; ketupat bawang, ketupat bata, dan ketupat lepat. Itu yang saya pernah dengar, tapi banyak lagi jenis ketupat yang saya tidak tau. Nama ketupat ada hubung kait dengan bentuknya. Misalnya, ketupat bata memang berbentuk empat segi macam batu bata. Ketupat bawang pula menyerupai bentuk bawang. Namun apa yang penting, setiap bentuk ada maksud dan tujuannya sendiri.

Ada banyak pengajaran yang tersimpan bila kita memaknai dengan mendalam tentang ketupat. Berikut ini petikan dari blog uun-Halimah untuk pelajaran bersama;

"Ketupat yang dalam bahasa Sunda juga disebut kupat, dimaksudkan agar seseorang jangan suka ngupat (Malay: mengumpat), yaitu membicarakan hal-hal buruk pada orang lain karena akan membangkitkan amarah. Dengan lambang ketupat ini dipesankan agar seseorang dapat menghindarkan diri dari tindak ngupat tersebut."

"Ketupat, kupat dalam budaya Jawa sebagai “Jarwa dhosok” juga berarti “ngaku lepat”. Dalam hal ini terkandung pesan agar seseorang segera mengakui kesalahannya apabila berbuat salah.

Tindakan “ngaku lepat” ini telah menjadi kebiasaan atau tradisi pada tanggal satu Syawal, yaitu setelah melaksanakan ibadah puasa dengan menyediakan hidangan ketupat berikut lauk pauknya di rumah-rumah, sehingga disebut dengan ketupat lebaran. Semua ini sebagai simbol pengakuan dosa baik terhadap Tuhan Yang Maha Esa maupun terhadap sesama manusia.

Seiring dengan makna di atas dan erat sekali hubungannya dengan tanggal satu syawal, kupat adalah “jarwo dhosok” dari “laku papat” (empat tindakan). Budaya menyediakan hindangan ketupat pada tanggal satu syawal terkandung pesan agar seseorang melakukan tindakan yang empat tersebut, yaitu: lebaran, luberan, leburan dan laburan.

Lebaran, dari kata lebar yang berarti selesai. Ini dimaksudkan bahwa satu syawal adalah tanda selesainya menjalani puasa, maka satu syawal biasa disebut dengan Lebaran. Di hari Lebaran itu diharuskan untuk makan, tidak puasa lagi, puasanya sudah selesai.

Luberan, terkandung arti melimpah ibarat air dalam tempayan, isinya melimpah sehingga tumpah ke bawah. Ini simbol yang memberikan pesan untuk memberikan sebagian hartanya kepada fakir miskin, yaitu sadaqoh dengan ikhlas seperti tumpahnya/lubernya air dari tempayan tersebut.

Hal ini dapat dilihat dalam tradisi Islam, yaitu memberikan sadaqoh atau zakat fitrah pada satu syawal.

Leburan, seiring dengan pengertian ngaku “lepat”, yaitu saling mengaku berasal dan saling meminta maaf dalam budaya Jawa pelaksanaan Leburan dalam satu syawal nampak pada ucapan dari seseorang yang lebih rendah status sosialnya kepada seseorang yang lebih tinggi status sosialnya atau dari anak kepada orang tua, yaitu ucapan “Mugi segeda lebur ing dinten menika”. Maksudnya bahwa semua kesalahan dapat lepas dan dimaafkan pada hari tersebut.

Laburan. Labur (kapur) adalah bahan untuk memutihkan dinding. Dalam hal ini sebagai simbol yang memberikan pesan untuk senantiasa menjaga kebersihan diri lahir dan batin. Jadi setelah melaksanakan leburan (saling maaf memaafkan) dipesankan untuk menjaga sikap dan tindak yang baik, sehingga dapat mencerminkan budi pekerti yang baik pula.

Tim Koordinasi Siaran Direktorat Jenderal Kebudayaan. 1995. Aneka Ragam Khasanah Budaya Nusantara VI. Jakarta: Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan."

p.s. Kesal belum berjaya buat ketupat, padahal dah belajar dan dah jadi, tapi lupa lagi :-)

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You Tag, I follow - II

This time, I've been tagged by Nini. Sorry babe, for my late action, baru perasan. :-p

Person who been tagged only need to copy the image below and post it in your blog. Then continue this tag to the minimum of 5 muslim bloggers that you know. Don't forget to leave a comment in their blog and write down your blog address after the blog address of the person who tagged you.
Got the tag from:antownholic.blogspot.com, reskitrianto.blogspot.com, bashrie.blogspot.com, juzzyouandme.blogspot.com, sweethoney sofiaroxy, Zhoewynz.blogspot.com, UmmiRosma, Munirah Abd, theorangelily.blogspot.com, lilred799.blogspot.com, thecuppycakeyumyum.blogspot.com, shikinsaiful.blogspot.com, azmiworld.blogspot.comombaktakjahat.blogspot.com,zliah.blogspot.com,alia-cikedil.blogspot.com,airyahoney.blogspot.com, annhani.blogspot.com, cerita-nini.blogspot.com, aquf14.blogspot.com

This tag is going to be passed to anyone celebrating both Ramadhan & Syawal out there(#)

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Penjara Sg Buloh, my paradigm shift

Sunday, 21 Sept 2008, Penjara Sg. Buloh was my destination for the weekend. I have a friend in prison? Yes, but not for criminal act. He was locked up for having faulty document (the common fault for immigrant like us). This entry is not going to discuss further on the case, because everything is being handled accordingly now. But this is my very first experience to visit someone at prison. I had put kinda negative thought in my mind, thinking that the prison and prisoners will look something like the one at the movies. Horrible.

So, with all that uncertain feelings, I entered the place.
After registering our car at the guard entrance, parked, and then we proceed to the service counter. There were many people with the same intention like us, to visit their relatives. When I saw few of the friendly signs welcoming visitors and promoting their 3S service (Salam, Senyum, Sabar) , I put some kinda hope for my friend in there will not be treated as bad.

And, thank God, he doesn't seems to be in condition I have pictured out in my head. I was so relief to see his face even clearer and cleaner than before. I was glad that he doesn't look like the way his brother described to me about him when he was detained at the place for the first time. It's been 15 days now since he being locked up. He might already have some kind of understanding of the situation and have start knowing his peers. I shouldn't be so surprise when he told me that he make friends with many Baweanese, mostly detained for the same reason. Hmm.. we Baweanese start building up our population everywhere on the globe, even in prison ? But, whenever it is about immigrant issues, we the immigrant will surely take part, not just for the good ones, but also for something not so good. That is so human.

I remember once Abah mentioned a very good thought. Jejari besi hanya boleh memenjarakan badan, kaki dan tangan , tapi bukan hati. Well... being locked up is never useless. Despite the experiences they need to go through during punishment period, prisoners should not be idle. In fact, they are to be as productive. HAMKA completed his Tafsir Al-Azhar while in prison. I hope he got what I meant from this example. And also I hope, he'll be able to extract the good things out of the bad and make use of the experiences he gained to lead his life for the better future. (fia)

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You Tag? I Follow..

I've been tag by Sya. What it taste to be tagged really?

1) Pertama kali naik kapal terbang.
Pindah ke Malaysia, tahun 1989.

2) Pertama kali beranak.
Beranak biologi ? Belum :-D

3) Pertama kali pergi luar negara
Selama stay di Malaysia, ... pertama kali ke luar negara, mestilah balik kampung Pulau Bawean ku. (1992)

4) Pertama kali duduk jauh dari keluarga.
Ijazah Sarjana Muda di KUSTEM Terengganu untuk 3 Tahun. Itu pertama kali.

5) Pertama kali kerja.
Promoter pakaian kanak-kanak Minikids di Fajar Supermarket, Damansara Utama.(1996). Pernah jumpe tak? :-p

6) Pertama kali rasa diri gemuk.
Pernah ke? Tak ingat. Sebab asik kuruuus je. Bila tah nak gemuk.

7) Pertama kali bercinta.
Cinta monyet, waktu skolah rendah. Mane dia skarang? hmm..

8) Pertama kali rasa diri cantik.
Pertama kali kenal cermin. (sbb slalu perasan hehe)

9) Pertama kali masuk panggung wayang.
emm.. tah.. tak ingat. Masa univ dulu kot. O ya, dulu Golden Key ada menganjurkan satu tayangan gambar di Uni. Saya AJK. Itu pertama kali.... kot?

10) Pertama kali dimasukkan ke hospital.
Appendix operation, masa darjah 6. Ambk UPSR kat spital. Yes, appendix i dah kena buang, cacat ke?

It taste sincerity :-) Anyone seeing this are tagged too ! ;-)

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KBRI – Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia, a great relief.

Monday Sept 15, 2008 was another day of me learning another new experience. I was in a sick leave due to bad flu since the day before. But somehow, I managed to visit the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia at Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, when a friend called up for 'recsue' to settle some formal related transaction late in the afternoon. Though this visit was not properly planned, but I’m truly glad of what I’ve found there, something that I’ve been longing to see since years and years ago. So many changes on the look, on the people and environment, had put everything became so much different than my many experiences visiting this place before. Thank you KBRI for making the good governance campaign a reality. What is so different about KBRI this time?

We reached the location at about 5.40 pm after struggling from the usual hectic traffic at Jalan Tun Razak. The counters open till 9.00 pm every day during month of Ramadhan to accomodate the huge amount of people traveling back to Indonesia for ‘pulang kampung’ season. I realized we’ve used different entrance than the one I often used to get in. Once I entered, changes were very visible, especially on its infrastructures. I managed to snap few photos. But knowing that I was not satisfied with what I took, I browse through KBRI website for additional info and better illustrations.

staff entrance
KBRI, the front entrance to the staff office, not for public.
(Source: My Snap)

Information board shows off some recent photos
(Source: My Snap)

There’s a dedicated fence-guarded line especially made for people to queue up while waiting for their turn, maybe to collect forms or something. No one was on the line that time because it was already late evening. But, I’m sure the number of people who needed the service had never been decreasing. As expected, here’s the photo from KBRI website showing the reality. But, at least for now, the condition is much more structured. Compare both pictures, before and after, and you’ll understand what I meant.

The crowd 'lines' (Before)
(Source: KBRI Gallery)
The crowd lines (After)
(Source: KBRI Gallery)

Before entering the waiting area, I saw a proper washroom and musholla, separated for both ladies and gents. This is definitely far better than the previous!; (only ONE unisex toilet accommodated for hundreds of people!)

Washrooms & musholla just before the entrance to the waiting room
(Source: KBRI Gallery)

Applicants busy filling forms. This view is common even after the establishment of the new system. I wonder why.
(Source: KBRI Gallery)

Meanwhile, the waiting area is air-conditioned and equipped with color-coded chairs; yellow allocated for document applicants and brown for document collectors; both strategically located facing the service counters. KBRI has developed a new integrated service system by adding up another 8 counters (from original 17 counters), complete with electronic numbering system, plus musholla, washrooms and air-conditioned waiting room. All these were funded via compensation of the ruined area caused by construction work for a new apartment built exactly next to KBRI.
Apart from that, KBRI added more local resources from 74 staffs to 137 staffs totally. With all these new facilities, KBRI had put intensive and serious act to shorten up the process of passport application period from the duration of 41 days, to just 3 hours. That’s a huge gap!

This is a fresh new look, though the old wood benches was installed for temporary use.
(Source: KBRI Gallery)

The electronic numbering system.
(Source: KBRI Gallery)

Proper seats for everyone.
(Source: My Snap)
(Source: My Snap)

The counters
(Source: KBRI Gallery)

The Staffs
(Source: KBRI Gallery)
(Source: KBRI Gallery)

As far as I could remember, within these 21 years of my permanent stay in Malaysia, I had experience the old, exhausted, stuffy feeling of the condition in this Embassy too many times already. Once, I'd compared the condition with Australian High Commission (the only Embassy of other country I’ve had experience with), hati seperti mau menangis, ternyata bedanya seperti langit dan bumi. Truly, deeply from my heart, this change had put me into a big relief and gratefulness. I’m sure many Indonesian felt the same way too. Well, we can’t expect everything to turn up 100% perfect. They've just started the system around 2007. It wasn't a new invention anyway because other system out there is far modern and a lot more sophisticated. But, improvement process needs time and we need to be patient to support the management of KBRI improving their service. For instance, KBRI had bought 12,500 m2 piece of land at Putrajaya to develop new location of KBRI which will be more representative to become a greater landmark for Indonesia. Congrates!

(Refference: KBRI website, Own experience)

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Carving The Pathetic

That moment
When sight is thin
And sound's deafening
I held my breath
Your sorrow eyes starring
Tugging my heart till break

That moment
When engine's screeching
And the car starts moving
To make way between us again

You wave your hope
You smile in pain
For you and me to obey this cycle
This is what we need to prevail

Carving the pathetic moment
With you my beloved gentleman
I had neither doubts nor regrets
For all we've been through
And all that still awaits
I pray the best for you always

Love is a sweet torment they say
Yes indeed ...
but I, will lead my way!

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The Intervals

:: Interval - The set of all numbers x satisfying 0 < x < 1 is an interval which contains 0 and 1, as well as all numbers between them ::

This definition is going to explain a little bit of the reason why my writing has been suspended for quite a while these few days. It's been experiencing few unusual processes during the interval period.

Between 0 and 1, many things can happen and it has a lot of potential to change one perspectives, paradigms, point of views, says, or whatever you wanna call it as. This kinda interval happens all the time in our life and it has become some kind of energy booster to ones life. How?

This reminds me of a story of two men, whose been given a task to axe wood. Both men work hard to complete the job. One did it continuously, non-stop. Another did stop for a while to take rest, before continuing the job. When the times up, both stop at the same time, but surprisingly enough, both have equally chopped the same amount of wood!

What actually happened was, during his interval, that man not just taking a break to regain back his energy but also to sharpen his axe. So, when he continues axing, he’s starting new, he’s fresh and energetic; his tool is sharp enough for him to be able to cut wood faster than the other man.

That is supposed to be the real meaning of interval. When you decide to take a break, plan for a holiday and enjoy life in the midst of your hectic (subjective to your own definition of hectic) moment, spend your time wisely. When you do it right, the positivism you longing for will appear in your most unpredicted moment, and then you’ll be surprised that it’s not the end of the world yet 8-)

This writing has a lot relation with this one : Kesedihan Atas Kesedihan

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Harapan Ungu III

the grey revealed at last
no more indigo
no more purple
only RED striving
to get out of the Blue

RED is blooming and winning
RED is hoping and longing
for its next challenge awaiting

datangkanlah dugaan itu
kalau memang itu untukku
tapi jangan sesatkan aku
seperti Kau sesatkan dia
tika kami sama berlari
menuju jalan mencari redhoMu

(Related: Harapan Ungu II, Harapan Ungu I)

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Blood Type - Unique

The uniqueness of each blood type is undeniable. The illustration describe the uniqueness in its own unique way. How unique a person can be, is also a unique consideration of the person himself. Thanx to someone 'unique' who forwarded this unique mail to me, and thanx to the creator of this unique illustration, .. a unique credit shud be given to him/her .. hehe .. Enjoy your uniqueness!

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