Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tagged - for CHARITY.

While I was blog hopping just now, I ended up in Abe Id's blog.
It's been a long time since I last read+leave comments in his blog.
My apologies, Abe Id.
But I guess it's my call-lah, reading it when I can contribute something to the orphans.
Alhamdulillah, maybe it's my luck.

Unlike the usual 'tagged games', this tag or as Abe Id calls it 'meme', is meant for charity.
He will contribute RM127 to the Rumah Anak Yatim Nurul Izzah for every meme completed before 26th of August on our behalf.
The meme is about completing at least seventeen (17) out of the following twenty seven (27) sentences.
Here's mine (in red colour).

These can be copied and pasted to your entry

1. A person is only as good as he/she wants to be, it's all up to oneself.
2. Friendship is always meaningful and important to me.
3. To love is to care and to be there whenever that special someone needs you.
4. Money makes me forget that I need to save some. LOL
5. I miss being with my family and hanging out with my closest friends.
6. My way of saying I care is by being a good listener and a shoulder to cry on to my loved ones.
7. I try to spread love and happiness by caring for my family and friends unconditionally.
8. Pick the flowers when it blooms, for beautiful flowers don't always last long.
9. To love someone is to care and to always be there for him/her.
10. Beauty is skin-deep, but in reality it's vice-versa. (sadly)
11. When I was thirteen, what I remember the most was my first wonderful year in TKC.
12. When I was twenty one, I remember struggling for my teaching course!
13. I am most happy when I'm with family and friends and also when I'm in blogland.
14. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the faces of my nephews and niece.
15. If I can change one thing, I will change my attitude. (I'm a terrible time manager)
16. If smiles were like shotguns then I would smile to Bush and his allies non stop.
17. Wouldn't it be nice if we could live in world where there is no war?
18. If you want to be successful then you have to pass your UPSR first! (this is meant for my students..) LOL
19. Money is not everything but it matters so much today. (if only it doesn't..) sigh~
20. The most touching moments I have experienced is watching a father cried during his daughter's akad nikah. =(
21. I smile when I'm happy.
22. When I am happy, I smile. LOL
23. If only I don't have to stay for my students' camping this weekend, then I'd be on my way home by now. huhuhuhu..
24. The best thing I did yesterday was teaching my collegues English.
25. If I ever write a book, I will give it this title,"Buku Rancangan Mengajar Harian". LOL (I've been writing the book since my first practical and it'll only end when I retire from teaching.)
26. One thing I must do before I die is to love someone and to have my own children. Amin~ (now that's more than ONE, right?)
27. Doing this meme, I feel like I have done something good. All thanks to Abe Id. Semoga Allah merahmati usaha murni Abe Id. Aminnnnnn~

♥ ♥ ♥

And in honour of Abe Id's noble effort, I'd like to tag these people..
This is definitely not a must, but if you can find time to complete the meme, it would be great.

Kak pB
Dr So'od

But since this is for charity, I'm extending the invitation to everyone who happens to read today's entry and willing to complete the meme.
And once you've finished (and posted it in your blog), do leave a comment in Abe Id's blog so that he can count yours in the list.
May this good effort will receive Allah's blessing.

Friday, December 10, 2010


These students really do us proud.
Reading this from the newspaper yesterday made me feel so small inside.
Teachers must've been so proud of them.
So do we, sisters!

"2..4..6..8.. who do we appreciate? KURSHIAH!! KURSHIAH!! Yayyyy!!"


Pelajar cipta ekstrak kadok cegah ulser

Oleh Hussain Said

SEREMBAN: Dua pelajar Tingkatan Lima Kolej Tunku Kurshiah di sini, berjaya menghasilkan bahan mencegah ulser perut daripada ekstrak akar pokok kadok atau nama saintifiknya piper sarmentosum yang tumbuh meliar di negara ini.

Hasil kajian mereka sejak Jun tahun lalu itu, Nur Syahrina Ahmad Salim, dari Shah Alam, Selangor dan Nur Farawahidah Mohd Yusof, dari Parit, Perak memenangi Pertandingan Inovasi Sains Sekolah Berasrama Penuh anjuran Kementerian Pelajaran yang diadakan di Sekolah Menengah Sains Dungun, Terengganu, 22 April lalu.

Kejayaan kajian mereka bertajuk Kadok Sebagai Ejen Cegah Ulser itu akan dipatenkan dengan kerjasama Universiti Malaya (UM), selain terpilih untuk menyertai satu pertandingan penyelidikan antarabangsa di Jerman, akhir tahun ini.

Ketika ditemui pemberita di sini semalam, Nur Syahrina, 17, berkata idea mengkaji akar pokok kadok muncul selepas dia mendapati ramai yang tidak mengetahui khasiat tumbuhan itu walaupun sering menggunakannya untuk pelbagai tujuan.

“Kami mengambil contoh akar kadok daripada kira-kira enam guni tumbuhan itu yang dikumpulkan dari beberapa kawasan di sekitar Seremban. Akar itu dihancurkan sebelum direndam dan patinya yang siap ditapis, digunakan sebagai bahan pencegahan itu,” katanya.

Nur Farawahidah pula berkata, hasrat mengkaji kesan ekstrak akar kadok dalam pencegahan ulser dibuat selepas mereka mengetahui penyakit itu menyerang kira-kira sejuta penduduk dunia.

Beliau berkata, selepas mendapat ekstrak akar kadok, bahan itu kemudian diproses menjadi pati minyak sebelum diuji kepada tikus.

Dua ujian dijalankan iaitu seekor tikus diberi makan pati akar kadok dan seekor lagi diberi minum air suling. Kedua-dua haiwan itu kemudiannya diberi sejenis alkohol sebagai ejen menghasilkan ulser.

“Pembedahan perut haiwan berkenaan mendapati tikus yang hanya minum air suling mempunyai kesan luka atau ulser dalam perut, manakala yang diberi minum pati akar kadok sihat,” katanya.

Guru biologi kolej itu yang juga penyelaras kajian terbabit, Siti Raudhah Amir, berkata kajian menggunakan tikus sebagai binatang uji kaji dalam penyelidikan berkenaan dibuat secara saintifik di makmal UM.

“Kajian itu 100 peratus tepat kerana seperti biasa, ubat-ubatan yang digunakan manusia diuji menggunakan spesimen tikus. Jadi bahan pencegah ulser ini boleh diguna pakai terhadap manusia,” katanya.

Pokok kadok

  • Nama saintifik piper sarmentosum.
  • Nama lain, sirih duduk.
  • Menyerupai pokok sirih tetapi tumbuh di atas tanah bukan tumbuhan memanjat.
  • Mudah ditanam dan hidup subur di kawasan lembap.
  • Air yang direbus dengan akar pokok kadok dapat melawaskan kencing. Daun mujarab merawat demam malaria.

  • +++++++++++++++

    Tumpang bangga je la..


    Tuesday, December 7, 2010



    A big shout out to one of my favourite blogger.. Pa'chik..
    Whom I consider my virtual friend cum uncle cum advisor..

    [so you're 31 or 32 today? ;)]

    On your happy day, I rather felt down~
    Though I got to meet two of my dearest friends today [which had definitely made my day]..
    I felt like I'm losing something slowly..
    Am not gonna elaborate it anymore though.

    Anyways, I hope you'll be blessed with all the good things in the world and hereafter.

    Saturday, December 4, 2010

    a tag before i go hiatus.

    miss B commented in my last entry saying that i had been tagged in her blog. thank god she did that, because i couldn't really think of what to write right now. just finished my course(s) and next week i'll sit for my FINAL EXAM!!! really need to ace that.. have to! so, after this tag is done, i might go hiatus for a week or so. just so that i could concentrate on my revision. ececececececece.. *rotflol*

    1. When is the last time you ran?
    -loooooooong ago?!! *lol*
    2. Do your jeans have rips, tears and holes in them?! no lah.
    3. What are you dreading right now?
    -the fact that my final exam's next week, and i have tonnes of my students' exam papers to mark. dang!
    4. Do you celebrate 4/20?
    -erkk..that's one of my best friends' birthday..anything special that day?!
    5. When is the last time you saw your significant other?
    -have to LOOK for one first, before i get to SEE him.
    6. Do you get the full eight hours of sleep every night?
    -not every night.lately, i got only 3-4 hours of sleep. :(
    7. What is your favourite current song?
    -been listening to LOTSSSSSSS of korean songs. too many favourites, i must say.
    8. If anyone came to your house on your lazy days, what would you do?
    -if they are not my guest (i.e. my parents'), i'd lock myself in my room and take a nap. ;)
    9. Who last grabbed your ass?
    -*rotflol* no one, thank god.
    10. Have you ever been in your school’s band?
    -proudly to say, yes.
    11. Do you own a pair of Converse?
    -no, don't plan to.
    12. Did you copy and paste this survey?
    -yup, from no ordinary momster. :)
    13. Do you eat raw cookie dough?
    -nope. not my thing..
    14. Have you ever kicked a vending machine?
    -when i was in high school, yes. hoping to get another can of coffee. *lol*
    15. Do you hate it when a radio ruins a song by playing a slow one after it?
    -i hate it when people remix a good song, and make it worse.
    16. Do you watch Trading Places?
    -once, i think..
    17. Have you ever stayed on line a long time waiting for someone?
    -ha ha ha. i have. loooooooong time ago..
    18. Are you ‘cocky’?
    -i think not. but people might see me differently. who knows?
    19. Could you live without a computer?
    -in this day and age, i think i can't.
    20. Do you wear your shoes in the house?
    -when i get a new pair of shoes.. i'd walk around the house with them. hehehe..
    21. At what age did you find out Santa was not real?
    -since forever!
    22. How many phones, house phones and cell phones are there in your home?
    -1 house phone, 3 cells
    23. What do you do when you are sad?
    -cry, listen to songs, talk to my best friend.
    24. Who would you call first if you won the lottery?
    -the same best friend. but of course it's impossible. HARAM ok, the lottery?! *lol*
    25. Last time you saw your best friend(s)?
    -the one mentioned above, not for a long time. others, i saw them last Eid. :D
    26. Who, or What sleeps with you?
    -have yet to fine a hubby to sleep with, so now i only sleep with 4 pillows. pathetic, tak?! :(
    27. Are you still in High School?
    -i wish i am!!!
    28. Is anyone on your bad side now?
    -alhamdulillah, none that i could think of now.
    29. What jewelery are you wearing now?
    -a ring, a gold bracelet, D&G watch.
    30. What is the first thing that you do when you get on line?
    -check my gmail. log on to yahoo messenger.
    31. Do you watch Grey’s Anatomy?
    -not religiously, but enough to make me drool over Dr Alex Karev. ;)
    32. Would you ever wear a boy/girlfriends clothes?
    -i find this very romantic. why not? [yikesss!!so cheeky!] *rotflol*
    33. Where do you work?
    -in a school, in terengganu.
    34. What are you doing on Friday?
    -study, prepare sandwiches for my students [they are having their scouts' annual camping]
    35. Is Justin Timberlake becoming the next Michael Jackson?
    -hope not!
    36. Favourite name for a girl?
    -fatimah naquiyah, hannah humaira.. my nieces' names.
    37. Favourite name for a boy?
    -hasif hilman, haziq husaini, hassan an nuqman, muaz .. these are all my nephews' names.
    38. Will you keep your own name when you get married?
    -of course. i am muslim.
    39. When is the last time you left your house?
    -this morning.
    40. Do you return your cart (I assume trolley)?
    -sometimes i just left it beside my car. hehe
    41. Do you have a dishwasher?
    42. What noise do you hear?
    -school bell ringing, rain drops.. aaahhhh.. i like the sound of rain drops..

    i'm tagging achik, asni, shambie, shaxu and anyone interested.

    Friday, December 3, 2010



    This is Haji Hasan bin Yaacob.
    My Abah.

    A call from Abah yesterday...

    Abah: Bakpo tok balik? [why didn't you come back(for the weekend)?]
    Fizzy: Skoloh haghi ni. [I've school today]
    Fizzy: Nati ghayo cuti strek. [for Raya,I'll have a longer break.]
    Abah: Hrmmmm...


    Abah: Deme ko? [are you sick (flu)?]
    Fizzy: Dok eh.. bakpo? [no.. why?]
    Abah: Lain jah sogho.. [your voice sounds different..]

    ♥ ♥ ♥

    Abah missed me, right?
    That's why we had such a conversation.

    I miss him (and Ma) too .

    But we don't utter "I Love You", or "I Miss You".
    Not during phone calls or face to face.
    That's just not our way.

    Deep down I know that's the exact words Abah wanted to tell me.
    And I wanted to tell him that too.

    Abah, even though I know you won't be reading this, but I just want to say;

    I U, Abah



    During my lunch break yesterday [at the course], I checked my email and was a bit shocked to read a forwarded message from my TKC OGA.The message entitled "A brother is lost" caught my eyes and I went on reading it.
    One of our OGs brother was missing since the mid of July and the family was dissappointed as the police had done almost nothing to find him.

    He is 26 and mentally disabled, but that doesn't mean anyone should take this missing case very lightly.
    According to Kak Leng (tkc8993) [who forwarded the message from the sister], the police even said that since the missing person is already 26, they did not prioritize the case.
    Dang! Anyways, there was an article that came out in The Star last Friday.
    You can read it here.

    And this is the email from his sister Kak Mie (tkc8993) forwarded by Kak Leng:

    Hi all.
    I know this is about to become like me airing my dirty laundry for the world to know, but I feel so desperate.I need to tell this to you girls.My brother Salhi has been ill with a psychiatric illness.Schizophrenia to be precise. He is 26 and he started having mental disturbance at 17 when he was in MCKK lagi.He was the genious of the family, the badut of the family and the best little brother anyone could ever wish for.
    Past 10 years saw him deteriorating and my heart sgt sgt sebak when this time, I went to the hospital in KB to find him locked up in a cage, together with people I would not even look at, bcos they scare me. He had extra muscular twitches and gaunt facial expression. Memang tak nampak mcm my used to be little brother anymore. In between bites of coney dog ( dia suka A&W) he managed to tell me 'Nak sekolah balik Kak Mie please '. Repeatedly. I just held back tears.
    We took him out, and he was stable during my wedding. Masa reception I kept him occupied with a camera so people don't feel obliged to make a petty talk with a 'weird' looking man. Everything was fine. On Friday the 13th, he left home saying he wanted to go for a walk. RM 3.50 in his pocket. He never came back. Duit tak ada, IC tak ada. We looked for him everywhere, satu Kelantan. No news.
    He hasn't taken his medications for 2 weeks now, I tak tahulah how he is now.Mungkin kalau you all jalan2 kat KL nampak budak gila (I have to accept this now) talking to himself, kotor, kurus tak terurus, kejap cakap english kejap cakap kelantan, that's him. Let me know. What I fear is that he got hit by a lorry ke, in a ditch somewhere waiting to be found. I am writing almost with tears all the time. Partly because I am frustrated there wasn't much time for me in Malaysia, to do anything. Police report has been filed and my other brother has written in the Star.
    Now this waiting game is making me very apprehensive.Usually he'll find means to go back to Kuala Kangsar. 2 kali he was found in MCKK in the past. His memory seemed to have stopped at that point in hislife. Allah sahajalah yang tahu why he is tested this far. To him he is still 17.
    Doakan so he's looked after by people yang he come across, who would find sympathy in them to give him food and a place to shut his eyes. Insy. Amiin. And I am sorry if anybody finds this upsetting.

    Love, Najmiah

    Dr. Najmiah K Ahmad
    Clinical Fellow in Anaesthetics
    York District General.

    Second message:

    I go through a cycle of optimism and pessimism. Looking at how he was found last time after 4 days missing , by the roadside, cengkung and dishevelled, makan tak minum tak tidur tak, I just hope he's still alive.On the cause of his illness, I am not the best to outline the cause, but what i know is always complained about being bullied in MCKK. To what extent we didn't know because at the time it's our fault we thought he was'just saying it'.So nobody paid attention to his complaints.
    After getting some prize money for his 8As PMR from a Japanese Minister he ran away from school but not to home, but to KL. When we found him he said he couldn't stand school. Nak balik rumah takut my dad marah. My dad took him out of school and he went to a school in Kelantan. Towards his SPM he was getting worse but managed 2A1 - Physics and Add Maths.
    Already on tablet he joined the flying school, he was always fascinated by airplanes, always wanted to be a pilot. Half a year he was there (Kedah I think) they found his tablets and he was expelled. He took a turn for the worse.When he got slightly better I got him enrolled in a private college. He received a best student award when he was on this medication tradename Domatil. Somehow the tablet was stopped ( pricey I think) and he was on Risperidone ( for those medics who are interested) , he is never stable since and he couldn't sit his exams.
    To what extent was he bullied? Was it very bad that he couldn't tell anyone? Sexually? Or was he already 'crazy' so people bullied him? Chicken ke egg ke. I reserve my comments for now on boarding schools.
    May he returns safe.

    Wallahualam.. I do hope somebody can offer some help.And if there's any MCKK OBs reading this, I also hope that you can spread this news.He was an Old Boy regardless he was only there until form 3.