Friday, October 31, 2008

friday morning

today will be the last day for semester 1. the weather is cold. its raining.
i did my packing last night. so i should be leaving after asar.

another findings about Labuan.

1. when u eat in the restaurant, the portion allocated in the plate is generous. so you dont mind paying more.(compare to Malaya).

2. the people from Malaya are friendly. so you dont feel alone here.

3. i dont see at the moment, people with obese problem.

4. you can leave your helmet on the bike safely. nobody bothers to take your helmet. (compare to Malaya)

5. it is safe to walk along the pedestrian. i appreciate this.

6. when you take the mini bus, you only pay when you want to stop.

7. you can only have daily newspaper after lunch hour or in the evening.

so living here is not as bad as you think before. it is a new world to be explored.
im just being optimistic.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

36 hours before Malaya

Tomorrow im flying back to Malaya. today i do printing jobs.
for my teaching purpose. next week is a semester break.
the following week will be my first lecture.

So basically, sesape yang pernah terdengar mengenai keindahan bumi Labuan,
lupakan saja. tiada apa yang menarik di sini.

1. kemajuan yang agak lembap
2. keadaan ekonomi yang tidak aktif
3. kawalan harga yang langsung tiada
4. barang mentah makanan tidak segar
5. barang 2 keperluan rumah tidak berkualiti dan tiada pilihan
6. restoran dan kedai makan yang terhad
7. waktu operasi perniagaan begitu singkat

kesimpulannya,tiada kemahuan yang perlu dilayan. hanya memenuhi keperluan asas untuk hidup.

Namun begitu, bekerja di KML agak menarik.

1. keperluan dan kemudahan diberi sepenuhnya untuk tenaga pengajar
2. hanya fokus kepada matapelajaran yang dipegang
3. tidak perlu melayan kerenah ibu bapa
4. tidak perlu menjadi:
a.'doktor kesihatan'
b.'kerani kewangan'
c.'penghias dalaman'
d.'jurulatih sukan'
e.'pengerusi persatuan/kelab'
f.'pak guard'

5. so bagi kawan2 yang mahu bertukar angin, rajin2lah isi borang secara online. sesungguhnya banyak lagi peluang pekerjaan untuk orang yang biasa dan rajin bekerja seperti kita.

6. Kehidupan kat sini tenang dan aman. tiada keserabutan. sesiapa yang ingin berehat barang setahun dua, kedatangan anda amat2 dialukan.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Labuan oh Labuan

Yesterday i moved around the island. Then i found out:

1. this island is a peaceful place
2. though the cost of living is high, still it is a nice place
3. the people from peninsular are very friendly
4. so far, the weather is kind
5. i miss my frens in sk24:
a. cik farah
b. wafa
c. k fidah
d. sedi
h. k nawa
i. k mira
j. k shida
k. k ha
l. shadi

Today i received workload from my Ketua Unit and:

1. i key in the data for next sem timetable
2. new sem i ll start lecturing Asas Komunikasi
3. i have to run the course organized by our Unit at Manikar Beach Resort
4. im a little bit nervous

Sunday, October 26, 2008

sunday morning II

Leaving Peninsular Malaysia to Labuan

sunday morning

today is sunday. and i wake up late for the last 2 days. the time in Labuan is different. so im taking time to get used with the time here.the clock shows 9.50am but i feel like almost afternoon. the sun rises early and shines early too.

i like the weather here. raining every morning. the wind and the clouds. the peacefullness. you can feel it here. no rush. at all.

i went to the town yesterday. several facts i found about Labuan:

1. no traffic jam
2. no tol
3. public transportation for bus is cheap. it costs me rm1.80 from town to KML.
4. buses operates on weekends only.
5. taxi services is expensive. rm22 from KML to town. so you can do your calculation.

there are few discoveries too.

1. things are expensive here
2. the cheap items are beers,cigarette and chocolates
3. perfume is expensive, too bad
4. there's nothin to shop so i can save my money. Kak Shidah yang interested to visit Labuan..i hope you dont feel disappointed. if you want to rest and visit the beaches and islands..ok kot. but if you want to shop, i recommend you visit Langkawi.or go to Sogo better.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

6 hours before Labuan

Chantal Kreviazuk
Leaving On A Jet Plane

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go
I'm standin' here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye

But the dawn is breakin', it's early morn
The taxi's waitin', he's blowin' his horn
Already I'm so lonesome I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go

'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go

frankly speaking i feel like crying..huh..

Dream about the days to come
When I won't have to leave alone
About the times that I won't have to say...

Oh, kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go

'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go

p/s: for cik farah,kak fidah and kak lin. thank you for your company.hope we can make it some other fine day.going to miss you all. badly.

There's so many times I've let you down
So many times I've played around
I'll tell you now, they don't mean a thing

Every place I go, I think of you
Every song I sing, I sing for you
When I come back I'll wear your wedding ring

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go

'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time, oh, let me kiss you
And close your eyes and I'll be on my way

yesterday was a good day. i spent my day with my good friends. we had good food. we had good time. we created good moments. i think life is all about the people you meet along the way. and they are those people.

Monday, October 20, 2008

salam aidilfitri III

good friends are hard to come by.once you have them,tressure it.
because people come and go. some of them are meant to be good friends.

the circle of friendship
is a place of warmth and caring
where people come together
for listening and sharing
a place of kindness and trust
or tears and laughter too.
im glad to share that circle with special
friends like you.

salam aidilfitri II

selamat hari raya,again.
these are some of the pictures taken at Nad's house.

they are nice as usual. and we have a good time. good food.
im going to miss them for sure.

selamat hari raya

some of the pictures taken at siti's house

selamat hari raya pada semua kawan2.
open house di uma siti.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

final week

this week is the final week im here. nothing much happened. i did my final assignment at home. i wasnt around yesterday. so today im planning to submit my assignments and get over it.

so this week i wont do any assignment just studying and enjoy my time here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

good friday

i have another one week to go before i left the peninsular malaysia. im flying and moving to labuan territory for good. a new place. new people. new life. new beginning.
im looking forward to visit several islands there. im planning to do a lot of explorations there.

i think in a certain stage in life u need to change your environment.a new perspective to look upon to.

the miserable time i spent here in maktab will be ended soon. it was my first and last application entering such course. i felt disappointed with the course. i dunno maybe im not familiar or it doesnt meet my expectation. i met new people. weird one. nice one. funny one. kind one. goes on still no matter how bad it turns out to be.

the best thing about attending course is you can observe and analyze how the system in an institution runs the show. comparing this institute with my former institute, i can see a huge gap. the lecturers, the management, the attitude and the students.
maybe the difference of school of thought affecting the whole system in general. i said maybe.

i dunno but i pity all the students who enroll here. a lot of improvement need to be implemented or else the quality of malaysian teachers is in stake. im worried when i think about this. i hope and wish them well though.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Salam Aidilfitri

i have a lonely aidilfitri this year. it felt awkward at the beginning but then i think i can cope.

i met several lonely people. they are living on their own now. their loved ones left them. it sounds lonely. and i can feel the loneliness creeping around them. they are successful people. they are kind at heart. yet they were left alone. well whomever said that life is fair.

they were left and there were holes in their souls.

and i think i am entering to their circle. living a life on your own.
i still remember this. under some circumstances, people change.

i pray and i pray that i will be braved and strong to proceed life.
i am young compare to them. i have a long way to go. they managed. so why cant i?