Thursday, September 13, 2012

Reminisce September


Around this time last year I had a ‘vacation’, alone, in Jakarta. Not entirely alone. Hubby was there. Working. Sigh..

So, I was just sort of ‘tumpang’ his hotel room while having a “blast” in Jakarta. *Excuse my sarcasms*
I remember that time; I just bought “Dr. In the House” while many others had finished reading it by that time. I tried looking for it at the Amazon or other online bookstores, but none. Anyway, I was thinking to use my Jakarta ‘getaway’ to relax because I was so tired travelling and getting involved with family matters days before that. It was fun though J

All I have in my mind was, to read the huge book till end while relaxing by the pool. For lunch, I would go hunt for various of Jakarta food nearby. After all, my friend claimed this city as Indonesia's “food heaven”. And when I feel bored, I would go shopping pula.

I was there for a week, and I had almost died of boredom just after the second day. Hahaha. Maybe my stay would be better if hubby was around. But he was too busy with work like 24/7. He has to go out at 5.30am to the workplace just to avoid the massive traffic and only arrived back to the hotel at 7.30pm or later. Oh, let me re-phrase; “MASSIVE”. The traffic in KL is nothing compared to there. Be thankful.
And because of the traffic, my shopping appetite was immediately curbed. Good huh. When I woke up (with food already served in the room. My husband is such an angel :’) ), I took some time to observe Jakarta. The view of Jakarta from my room was splendid. Considerably. But when you look down, you’ll see like “a sea” of ‘stranded cars’. Basically, that is how you curb the shopping devil inside of you.haha.

If it wasn’t due to the fact that Tanah Abang closes at 5 (if I’m not mistaken), I would have not going there by myself on working days. So, one of the day, I finally determined to go (with the push of my husband-sebab dia tanak teman la tew >,<). It was Friday, 9 am, just nice when people are supposedly reach their workplace, hence a clearer traffic. I then stayed in Crowne Plaze, next to Semanggi Plaza. It took me 15 minutes by taxi to reach the already congested Tanah Abang.

Eh jap, I was intended to write about something else >,<

Around this time in the world, people will reminisce on 9/11. Eeeeverybody remembers this event even clearer than their country’s best history, kot. Coz most of the time I just wandering around the hotel with my skirt and slipper, I had a great time watching TV which I could understand what they were saying. haha. Even then, most of the eye-catching programs were of 9/11 stories. I was crying listening to the final telephone calls from husbands, wife, girlfriends, and the most, children to their parents. Putting other perspective aside, it’s such a heartbreaking for any people who had went through a situation where your loved ones is on the phone with you waiting for their final moment. And you can’t even do anything about it. Seconds after that, the line died. That’s when you know they are gone. Sedih gila kot. Nauzubillah..Just thinking about it, I got a heartache..followed by headache.

If only what has happened to our Muslim friends is well covered and documented like this, I’m sure others won’t misunderstand us. And more, they would know what is happening there is definitely incomparable. It is definitely more terrible. The number of life taken maybe 10 times more or maybe 100 times! I do not know.
I did not mean to compare who suffers most. 

I am in mission myself. Although small, I think I have to clear out our name. If I can’t do it to 100 of people, 10 is enough. After all, Allah knows my intention. Therefore, I would be so excited to answer my friend’s questions and islam and my way of life. I tried to answer so that they won’t be ‘afraid’ of us anymore. As a result, we understand each other. Nevertheless, they never asked about 9/11. But they did ask about Syria and what is happening there at the moment since the broke of the latest news; one of Japanese journalist was shot there. The news conquered the prime time for days.

Do you think being born as superman is the only way to change the world to a better place?
You can definitely do it through dakwah too

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

To M'sia's Scholars in Japan..

Following the Look East Policy...
All M'sia's Scholar in Japan are invited to participate in this:

As I discovered this by hard, so I guess, it's good for me to advertise it myself. haha..
No, I did not get any credits for this. I just want us, Malaysians in Japan to share our experience, and extending our contacts here.
This is also a good opportunity to see how others are doing and at the same time looking for opportunities for a better future, particularly for those planning to stay.
For yours truly, this seminar is something I had think of for long. So, when I stumbled upon this poster, I am immediately attracted. If only the date is not as shown, I'll be the first person to submit the abstract. Lol XP

For others, grab this chance, sama-sama menjayakannya, so that this would be a great legacy for our future children.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The curse of hari raya ke 2 @.@


A short story on my short 1433's Syawal I had so far:)

oh..and my sort of..curse:|

Since last year, asal raye ke-2 je kami atas kapal terbang @.@
Ok, the case with last year because we thought we are going to puasa for 30 days, and suddenly, the raya was cepat for a, we only arrived in Malaysia on the morning of Syawal, 2nd.

This year, it was the other way around. 
Instead flying towards Malaysia, we were flying away to Japan. sobs..
Because the flight was at 2.45pm, we managed to raya one house la juga. Alhamdulillah...then trapped in traffic to KLIA sebab lalu PLUS. lol XP Tapi papa kami anggap itu satu kecemasan, maka kami decided utk occasionally memecut menggunakan laluan kecemasan. Masa tu memang macam mission impossible sikit.
We arrived 1hour and 5 minutes before. And..the drop in luggage counter has closed!
No, they weren't cruel la...they opened it back since there was 5 minutes left actually. Alhamdulillah..

Saying goodbye to Qaleesya and her mama. This little girl is soo adorable. Budak baik. Like never cry unless u kacau her or she's too sleeeeepy. 

The flight was during the day light. I was up all the time! And later nagged hubby to buy Monopoly Deal. Believe it or not, not a cent of RM left with us. We only had 10,000 yen note with us. And no way we gonna let them change. Their exchange rate was so low. We had to isytihar hutang kat FA tersebut. And they let us. Aww...baik hati. Then hubby went around the flight looking for his friend untuk pinjam duit.haha

We arrived at 1130p.m. Hubby was so eager to shoot The SkyTree at night. I was kind of disagree to the idea coz I was sooo tired and sleepy.
However, hubby was a little bit unlucky. The SkyTree has light off that night. We happened to pass by the Tokyo Tower instead:)
Having kuzi and visiting Faeq is now my annual raya must do.
This year, Allah has better plan for us whereby, Faeq and his family has moved to Tokyo!
Rezeki Aunty Wani untuk menikmati pipi Faeq, kuzi every year for the rest of my life. haha...

Welcoming mummy Faeq, Paie to Japan. She will be fighting along me in Japan for our doctorate. InshaAllah...ganbarimashou ne Paie chan!
That's the legendary kuzi I keep talking about all this while :') Last year, I had to rebut-rebut with Liyana SCR >,< This year...this is all mine!mine!mwahahah!! Oh, below..that is baby Faeq at 1 year old:) He likes uncle Sonn (compared to me:/)

Korang tengok jela pipi die tewwwww...
Oh, Paie's house is so near to Ueno, my husband's favorite plave in Tokyo. Hence...

Our 3rd Syawal in Ueno:) I taught Paie kakigori XP
So, to Paie...Welcome to Japan.
Shall there anything I can do to assist you, ease your living in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me by any means:)
Looking forward to visit you again soon:)
p/'s a good thing you could find a house near to Ueno. Senang sangat nak ajak Sonn XP


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