Saturday, January 30, 2010

No wonder I have low self-esteem

On night, during a form 1 Maths class

Gobi: Cikgu, kenape budak darjah 5 tu lagi tinggi dari cikgu?
Teacher: Huh? Sape..
Nabil: Tu, yg pegi tandas tu..
Justina: Ha'ah la, teacher..
Nabil: Ni mesti cikgu tak makan vitamin kan mase kecik² dulu..

Kate Nabil dgn muke sgt innocent dan kesian kat cikgu dia.. tanpe sedo diri dia tu kenit je.. cisss!

Setengah jam kemudian.. Justina and Nabil sedang bergaduh. Nabil bnyk jadi mangse sbb dia kecik and very talkative.

Dinesh: Diam la, Nabil! Aku nak buat keje ni..
Justina: Teacher, tgk Nabil dia tiru sy..
Nabil: Mane ade cikgu, sy buat keje sy je..

Tetibe Justina and Jessica berbisik² and terus gelak²

Nabil: Cikguuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! Tengok Justina nii
Teacher: Kenape pulak korg ni?
Nabil: Dia mengate sy cikgu
Teacher: Ape yg dia ckp yg awak sakit ati sgt ni?
Nabil: Dia kate idung sy ngan idung cikgu same sebijik!

Teacher: (Dalam hati: Buruk sgt ke idung sy?)

Huhhh.. budak² niiiiii!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Another birthday in PPKA ~ Kak Iyra

Wahh.. another birthday in school.. kali ni kak Iyra pulak!

I've known her for almost 8 years now eversince I was in my final year. Me, kak Wahid and Arif would go cycling every afternoon, then we'd go buy food at her stall while chatting with her and her husband, abg Abby. Now she's working in my school so I get to see her every working day ☺

Tatau la brape umo kak Iyra ni haha.. and even if I ask, not gonna put it here right?

Anyway, last school holiday, I found out she was Ina's (Sarina Md Bashah) cousin-in-law. Hahah, and to think that I had to give her a white lie coz I REALLY had to go to Ina's kenduri thus miss this workshop. I told kak Iyra, 'Ade kenduri sedare kt BM'.. and to my suprise, the actual sedare of Ina was kak Iyra.. adoihh, kantoi!

Anyway, wishing a very happy birthday to kak Iyra ☺☻☺

Nape Good Girl ye? Heheheh.. tu rahsia kak Iyra and Ina je.. sy pun tatau!

And leftover telah diletakkan my signature yg my student tau sgt. Even if I give this to them anonymously, diorg musti tau sape hehe..

Yg nak tergelak tu, if I don't pun this in their book after marking, siap ade yg claim balik takde smiley haha.. and ade jugak yg dah form 5 pun tak gaduh sape nye smiley lagi byk.. aiiii la, mane la sy tak sayang budak² ni ☺

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

PPKA Family Day 2010

So finally, I decided to get over with this entry haha..

A few Saturdays ago (Why can't I remember the date ahh?), we had a Family Day for the PPKA family.. okay, why that ayat sgt skema?!?!

This was actually the FIRST time I EVER participated in this event. From my first year right through my third and final year, sy tidak join! During my one year 'stint' as an RO pun, I tak join. My few years during masters pun I tak join and my first year doing PhD pun I tak join.. so why now?

Ntah, sy pun tatau. I did buy the ticket but never planned to go until Dayah told me they wanted to go check it out. Then, remembering that I no longer have noon classes on Saturdays, I thought, "What the heck?" Beats sleeping in (opsss) anyway..

..and suprisingly, I enjoyed every bit of it! Well, excluding a few things la, of course..

The day started with us lining up. Terase sedikit kebudakan di mase ini and was wondering, "I ditched my sleep-in for THIS?" Mau pulak the staff sumer were hanging around under the canopy.. *tetibe tak puas hati.. y?*

Then the current dean, Prof Hamidi gave the opening speech, VERY informal one at that ☺

..while mate semua org memerhatikan adiah² ini. Wondering which one will we win la kot!

Dan acara yg dinanti², senamrobik pagi bersama.. PM Dr Fauziah! Sgt fun hehe.. gelak tak berenti wpun gambo ini dikatekan latihan tarian Sumazau.

After that we had our breakfast sponsored by one of the cafes and everyone geared up for the games. Berikut ialah beberape gambo random diambil oleh the school camera dr pelbagai photographers. As seen earlier, the postgraduates were recognizable by our purple t-shirts. The Reds dipegang oleh 2nd year..

While the Greens were from 3rd year.

1st years were told to wear white, final year blue (?) while the staff wore their black staff t-shirts as seen on Dr Hamidi earlier in this entry. Then, the games started..

1st was Tiup Tepung for Gula². And here's Ramadhan doing his stuff for our team.

2nd one was Bawak Air Using Sponge Masuk Dlm Bottle. I actually entered this one haha.. tak sangke plak rase nak main but here's kak Win mewakili staff.

Then while these games were happening, the Futsal with Kain Pelikat Tournament was held at the adjecent field. The postgrad team cam takde gambo je but here's the staff team with (Clockwise from left standing) Zaini, Sham, Dr Hamidi, Zabidi, technician-baru-tatau-name, Fared and abg Mie

And then I suprisingly volunteered for another game haha.. the Pancing Bottle game. Kene gelak with Sha sbb, "Tadi bkn kak Ayu kate tanak main dah ke?" Here's Sha btw.. we got 2nd tauuuu! ☺☻☺

After that was the Sack Race. Now, it must be highlighted here, we postgrads didn't mind losing to the undergrads, but it was the staff that we couldn't lose to.. and the feelings went vice versa! Hahah, you should've seen Dr Hamidi taunting us. DR HAMIDI!! Who would've known he was so much fun hahah.. during the Sponge race, he actually took both our bottles while putting our team down hahah.. serious tak sangka he was THAT sporting! So here's a tribute to him.. in a sack! They won here..

The next one was the Tempurung Race. Here's Shahril giving pointers to Dr Choong on how to win the race, which the staff sadly lost after their tempurung broke.. yeayyy! But they would've lost anyway sbb despite the pointers, Dr Choong sgt la bersopan santun dan berbudi bahasa with the tempurung. He was the first and by the time he reached the end of his turn, everyone else was on their third run. And there was Dr Hamidi bising² on the injustice of it while kak Sue and kak Iera menyokong dari belakang haha..

Then we had the Bowling Kelapa which bought bruises to my legs. I think we won this when compared to the staff hehe.. and here's Dr Azlin in his turn at it!

The highlight of it was of course the Tarik Tali. We, ehem², WON of course, with Zabidi and Zaini saying it wasn't fair since we had so many big foreigners on our team haha.. This is supposedly the postgrad team which I'm pretty sure only 2 played, the other 2 tu posing je lebey..

..and this is the Staff team. Berusaha sungguh² wpun kalah heheheh..

All in all, it was actually fun! I never thought I'd enjoy the day, even though I'm 'tanned' till today. We took pictures just to show that we got more hampers than the staff (Huduh tul la perangai bdk² postgrad nihhh!)

Not sure it I'd do it again.. but hey, maybe I would! ☺☻☺

Know whats nice?

Its when an old friend calls and instead of asking you, "How are you? ", she asks, "Awak bace buku ape skrg ni Ayu? "


Friends who know you = PRICELESS!

Thanx Sid.. you really made me smile ☺☻☺

Monday, January 25, 2010

Birthday kak Jah and Hurman

Uishhh.. berabuk sungguh blog sy ini..

Actually, due to a 'penyakit' I'm having right now, I haven't quite been myself. Thus, I keep composing entries in my head but once in front of the pc, everything goes 'blink' (Okay, not a dramatic sound effect I was hoping for!) Ishhh, makin teruk penyakit sy nihhhh..

I've got a few entries in line. My cookies class with Ila and the Family Day for our school which I didn't expect to enjoy (wpun petang tu diserang kembali penyakit kemurungan.. huh!). I've got the pictues and all, tp pemalas nye Ya Rabbi (bkn Ya Rabbi yg pemalas ye.. it ME!)

Nanti la kot.. bile la nak rajin! NNt dah basi baru nak buat entry ke sy ni?

Anyway, today is Hurman's birthday and smlm was kak Jah's. Both are staff of our school and to celebrate their birthday, as well as to experiment with the piping jelly I've been meaning to try for ages, I made this.. tadaaa!

Ye.. boring kot.. and a bit mengulang idea with the grass and stuff. Didn't turn out as I was hoping *kuciwaaa*. The piping jelly was something 'uncontrollable'. Tatau la if its like that or sbb sy yg tak pandai nak gune. A bit lawak though coz I didn't have time to ponder on the designs (as I usually do with butter cream and fondants) sbbnye the jelly just dripped, sy tak boleh nak control haha..

Takpe, experience kaaaannn..

And to kak Jah & Hurman.. eppy besday!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New year entry

*Actually this is an entry I started doing yesterday and palnned to finish today. It was whiny and full of self-pity and I was determined to finish it that way.. but then, today I was cheered up by some friends haha.. we've been doin some berbalas pantun for a few days now and I'm enjoying it so much that when I read through the entry yesterday, I felt quite ashamed of myself.. so this is a revised entry hahah.. giler byk sy kene padam!*

Oppsss.. I'm not too late for THAT yet, right?

Anyway, the previous new years found me laughing through everyone's FB status. My brother Adi even asked, if there was a message from FB that told everyone to update their new year status.. kill joy kan!

One of my friend, Amin, had put this on his status: happy new decade... another one before the life may begin~?

I frowned before realizing he was talking about the infamous 'Life begins at forty' and realized: I'm actually entering my 4th decade this year! (Okay, this is a one-time confession that I'm turning 30 this year.. lepas ni I'm back to telling people I'm 16!)

How time flies huh.. pejam celik pejam celik dah berdekad² dah hidup dlm dunia ni kan?

So yes, yesterdays entry was a long and winding one full of regrets and a bit of hatred maybe.. but today, the only thing I wanna say is, I hope this new decade for me brings me a lot of great suprisee.. good ones!

The last decade also gave me a few suprises.. bad ones! And I was actually full of hope at the beginning of it.. ye la, being in your 20s, anything seems possible. Dreams seemed reachable. But this time around, I'm wiser (I hope!) I won't have any high hopes, but I'll still maintain a level of it, just so I can enjoy the gift of life.

So here's to a better 30s hahaha.. (NOT that I'm thirty yet, okay!)

Friday, January 08, 2010

Entry makan ~ Abih la klau Aloy bace nih, mampus kak Yong dia kene kutuk!

Actually, I've a few makan² pictures I'd like to put up here. It all happened on different days so instead of doing three different entries, I decided to lambakkan je semua in one entry, aci?

Numero Uno
On Saturday, feeling a bit domesticated, I decided to go through a few recipes I've been meaning to try. A quick inventory check in the kitchen revelaed that I could only make a recipe I got from Ana a few weeks ago: Bread and Butter Caramel Pudding!

Tadaaa.. This was how it look like right outta the oven.

..and this is how it looked like after 'distribution' to the usual suspects ☺

Yummy too.. something different kaaannnn..

2nd one
This one plak saje nak tunjuk what we ate @Seoul Garden. Went with Rashid, Anim and Jaja. Salleh had told me about this place years ago but only then did I get the chance to go.

My rating: Yummy la.. but won't go selalu!

The 'lunch'

The dessert of yummy Cookies and Cream Icecream plus Raspberry Ripple Icecream

Last but not least
Its Fareese's birthday and he's the Terrible two today! Happy birthday to Fareese and selamat berseronokkan besday Fareese to the mummy, kak Zai ☺

Made this for him..

Actually berangan wanted to do a Thomas one, tp tangan sy sgt keras okay haha.. tak cantik jadiknye so settled with a theme ala² Shahril nye aritu. And yes, I know, my fish mcm sgt cipuuuuttt and my ketam actually ilang kaki.. huwaaa..

To top it up, as I was placing them in the fridge last night, bleh plak accident with the fridge and abis terbalik sumer. Adoi laaaaa.. had to do some 'repairing' *sedey²*

Then, the leftover cuppies, buttercream and gumpaste telah dijadikkan ini:

Jadik la kaaaannnn

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Last day of school holiday intensive classes

So on Thursday I had my final intensive class for the year. For my class in Jawi, we had finished the first 6 chapters so I wasn't planning on starting the next chapter since I knew I won't finish it. As for Pt Buntar, we were a bit slower here ("Cikgu la ni.. suke main²" said a student yang suke masuk lambat dek membuke 'kilang' between classes!), I just proceeded to finish the 6th chapter with them.

However, due to demand (hahah.. demand la sgt kaannn), I made some cakes for my students. One of them kep asking me to do a coffee flavoured one this time so I thought I'd give it a try.. and it turned out quite well if I must say so myself haha.. I'm not really a fan of coffee, except that tinned Nescafe Latte, so I didn't really like the thought of plain coffee flavoured cakes. And since I''ve been such a fan of choc chips recently, I put in a packet of it in the mix ☺


Didn't actually have time to decorate (alasan bg sy yg tidak pandai deco) since my class started at 11.30am and I only made them that morning..

Another proof of my 'choc chip fetish'. Made some peanut butter muffins and also dunked a whole packet of choc chips in the mix.. yummy!