Thursday, July 23, 2009

News from Penang..

Hello friends!! Finally i made myself online again...mahal la nak bayar WIFI di hotel ni. Imagine RM8 per hour. If not because i really wanted to update my blog, teda la sa mo bili ini access untuk guna WIFI..mahal bangat..
Anyway, this is our picture taken while waiting for our luggages, on our arrival at Bayan Lepas Airport, Penang. Tidak sabar mo pigi induksi kunu..Ni geng2 Politeknik Johor Bahru aka PJB.

The building called Tanjung Bungah Hotel, our home from 19th-30 July. The back view of this hotel is a beautiful beach..tapi nda berapa sempat mo menikmati pemandangan sebab sibuk berkursus...

Kumpulan cikgu2 yang suka bergambar sebelum kursus bermula..hehhe..

The view from the 6th floor of Tg Bungah Beach Hotel.

Ready for chicken Dance before the course start..

Today is Batik Day!

Thats all for now!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The 'Tumpung' and Mee Rebus Hj. Wahid'

This is a big bottle of 'tumpung' i saw this morning when we went to have breakfast at Rosni Cafe nearby PJB..Hehehe..yang hairannya kenapa 'tumpung' tu diletakkan dekat situ (dekat car park)..

The picture above: Restoran JR (Mee Rebus Hj. Wahid) where we had our lunch today. What do you think when i say mee rebus? Mesti yang ada sup kan? Dekat sini, mee rebus rupanya ialah seperti gambar dekat bawah:

Mee yang direbus dan kuahnya diperbuat daripada kentang dan ubi manis yang dikisar atau dilenyek. Lepas tu dijadikan sebagai kuah mee yang direbus tadi. Lain2 bahan, telur rebus dihiris, ada udang juga dan boleh campur hirisan daging ayam..Selalu orang masak untuk pekatkan kuah, guna kanji. Yang ni pakai ubi manis dan kentang..ok juga macam healthy ja. Rasa mee rebus ni ok la juga. Sedap tapi cepat jemu bila makan.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Welcoming is a wonderful day.

After Sunday prayer, me and two other friends (PJB lecturer also) took time to meet the new students from Sabah and Sarawak. There were about 6 of them.

We had lunch together and while having lunch give them chance to share their experience. It is good to hear that all of them promise to adapt to the campus life. After that took them to buy their needs. One of the girl from Ranau, craving for durian. So, since the durian here is very cheap and available almost all the time, we took them to KIPMART (a supermarket) to buy some durian.

FYI, you can buy durian here as cheap as RM1 per piece..some RM2 /RM 3 per piece, and some RM10 for 4 / 6 pieces...murah kan? Tapi mesti pandai pilih juga la. If you want the good grade which is a little bit expensive, the price is still affordable compare to the price in Sabah.

We bought 6 pieces (the RM2 per piece) and headed to my friend's house to makan2..and now perut sa rasa panas. Maybe i had too much of it. Hehhehee..Jadi kawan2, kalau mo makan durian puas2 jom datang Johor. Aisehmen..promote kunu ni..

Next time, i go back to Sabah i want to bring durian. Some friends suggest and had tried a very safe way to bring back durian by flight.

Of course you can not bring the whole piece of it la. They said senang saja..ambil ulas durian tu and masuk dalam kontena, seal kontena tu rapat2 and ketat2..kalau buli bungkus la berapa lapik ko mau..pas tu jangan bawa masuk dalam kapal tu, masuk kan dalam kargo...however, i'm not dare enough to try..hehehhe..

Alright, thats all for now. I better focus on my preparation for tomorrow class. I kept postponding it since yesterday..besa ni buat last minute preparation macam juga time study dulu. Jam 8am lg tu..

Ooopsss!! lari tajuk ka saya ni..

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Re-Union

Grabbed this picture from Michelle's FB. Even some friends are missing but still the mini re-union was a memorable one. Wishing that can have gathering with ex-uni mates every month. Love u guys!!


I spoke to my son just now. (As if he can talk like an adult already!).

He just woke up, my MIL say he listened to the voice on the phone, but say nothing.
While i can heard my MIL kept saying

'Mama tu bercakap. Panggil mama, mama, mama'

My usual script when i call him:

Hello Yong2!
Apa khabar? Baru bangun? Sudah makan?
Apa Yong2 makan hari ni?
Kenapa Yong2 batuk? (if he is coughing while i'm talking).
Papa di mana? Kerja?
Cakap la Yong2! Mama ni. Tidak rindu mama ka?
Eee..Yong2 ni jahat la sama mama. Tidak mau cakap. Nanti mama tidak mau sayang Yong2 tau. (I hope he didn't take heart of this one).

Mama ada beli baju baru untuk Yong2 tau. Cantik tau! Nanti mama bawa balik aa...

I usually keep talking as long as i have chance untill he refuse to listen anymore.

but today my son still kept quite. No response. Perhaps he is recognizing my voice. My MIL told me he looked at the phone and concentrate on the voice coming out from it (the loudspeaker turned on).

Again, my MIL said, 'cakap la Yong2. Panggil 'mama'. Pandai sudah kan panggil 'mama' macam Yong2 panggil 'papa'. Kesian mama!'

The 'kesian mama' sentence suddenly made me hurt and down again..Tears rolling down matter how strong i tell myself 'DON"T CRY, DON"T CRY'.

Not long after that my MIL told again, 'nah dia tolak sdh ini telefon'.
Thats mean he didn't want to listen anymore. At that time, i already sobbing but need to control since i have a short conversation with MIL. Just informed her i can not go home this month beacause i need to attend the 'Kursus Induksi' in Penang for about 2 weeks.

Then, the phone call ended.

I am STRONG actually but i just can't control this one. Only this one. That is anything about child.
But yeahh..if i dun take care of myself and let myself drowning into this will be in a big trouble. Relieved to know that there many people full of loves and ready to comfort me, support me and be my good advisor when i'm down.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mix up mind = mix up entries

I went to the PJB Dewan Besar, just wanted to have a peek on whats going on there. The Closing Ceremony of the new students Orientation Week.

I felt touched when looking at the new faces that for sure some of them will be my students starting next week.

I exactly knew what they were feeling. Just like what i felt back in year 1999.

Yup, if i'm not mistaken the registration date was on 26 June 1999, Likas Campus.

Came for registration to University Malaysia Sabah aka UMS with my big big size green baju kurung. Felt very shamed and isolated because did not know anyone and almost joining back my family to go back to Kudat, my hometown after registered.

I was lucky indeed because almost the whole family sent me over all the way from Kudat to Kota Kinabalu for the registration. My father rented a van owned by our relative since we had no car at that time. The same scenario here. Their parents, brothers and sisters came along.

On that day, came together was my mum, my youngest sister and my youngest brother who was pee almost 5 times along the way and the van driver have to stop nearby people house so my brother can borrow their toilet.

While for me, there were a lot of things going on my mind along the way. One of the question was: will i survive?..this question came up considering that i never been separated from my family.

I went back to kampung almost every weekend since i can't stand being away from family too long. My expenses going up but i didn't care as long as i can meet my family.
Weekend=balik kampung.
It was my routine for months till my brother who was sponsoring me before i got my loan complaining about my expenses..but eventually i managed to get used to the new life.

Well, whatever it is, i wish THEM good luck.

TODAY, 10/07/09

Academic Advisor meeting held at 8.00am.

This semester, all lecturers are given 1 class to be taken care (macam jadi guru kelas la). I'm given DUP 1B (Diploma Pengurusan Pelancongan, Kelas 1B). Most of them are fresh from Secondary school.
No wonder, when i stepped in to the class and say
"Good morning class"
to my surprised they stood up and replied
"Selamat Pagi Cikgu"!
I was..oh, oh, tak perlu berdiri, ini bukan sekolah menengah lagi.

My words made the whole class laughed. Hahahaa...saya pun ikut ketawa juga. Perhaps my reactioned towards their actioned made them feel warm and informal. I love their expressions. Looking at me in front of the class like i'm their sister.

So i went bla..bla..bla..telling and explaining this and that..almost half and hour..and done. As an Academic Advisor i do need to meet them once or twice a month to keep abreast with their progress. BIG responsibility huh..tapi takpe. i take the challenge. Caiyo caiyo to me!

Last monday, received a letter to go for 'induksi' (it is a course that must be attended by all new government servants). I'm excited since the venue is in Pulau Pinang, Tanjung bungah Hotel.

Will stay there from 19 July till 30 July. Yeaaaa!! All expenses are taken care. Food & accommodation. While for transportation..boleh claim. So, we decided to take flight instead of ground transportation considering the time to reach the destination is quite long. Expecting more outstations this semester.

Thats all for now.
BTW, sorry because this entry is a little bit messy. As messy as my mind right now..

Happy Weekend everyone. God Bless You.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Its Tuesday

A bit occupied these few days.

1. Registration of the new students for July intake which was held yesterday. There was one student i registered from Likas Sabah. But he's planning to move to Politeknik Kota Kinabalu soon.

2. Preparation for next week P&P (Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran) such as preparing the lesson plan, preparing the FRP (Fail Rekod Pensyarah) which is to be submitted this week to the Head of Dept. / Head of Course for 1st checking. I'm done 70% of it.

3. Orientation Week for the hospitality students, which is started yesterday till this Friday. Today is 'gotong-royong' at my dept to prepare the classroom for next week P&P, and in the afternoon is launching of the Orientation Week.

So, i guess there is no time for me to daydreaming this few days. Every now and then, its better to be occupied with office tasks then do nothing or else my mind will fly back to Sabah and start to feel down again.

That's for now. Cheers everyone and happy working!