Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A new place a new blog?

Salam and hye to all...my blog has moved[click here ]..this blog wud be retained as a side blog only...thankyou for reading!=)

Friday, June 19, 2009

On hiatus..exams!!

To all my friends and readers~this blog is on hiatus again

My finals starts on the 29th of June..Pray for my success!!=)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Arau Open Debate 2009

Assalamualaikum to all,

I had a very busy week last week.Starting with my journey to Arau open, to my adventure in Perting Valley camp in Bentong.In sequence, im gonna talk bout Arau open first.It was held by UiTM Arau from 25 to 30 of May. My team from BMI (the first time BMI actually sends a team for an open debate competition..woot!!) consisted from me,Luqman and Aimi.Just something to note about, Aimi is my first female debate teammate!Clap2!Dunno y, other gurls don't seem to like being in my team tho..>.<'.We headed of on Monday morning with high spirits and determination!Our target:Win 2 out of 5 rounds. Later on it was announced that we would have 6 rounds.So we changed it to winning 3 out of 6 rounds.An average target for a team who besides me, both of the other speakers did not have University debate experience. A back-aching 8 hour ride to Arau didnt dampen our spirit much altho the jitters did eventually came in during the debaters briefing. Especially because we so clumsily expected an Asian style debate tournament and suddenly hearing it announced as an Australasian style debate tournament was a slight fright.(My mistake!)The debates started the very next day. Here's a summary of the debates:

Round 1-BMI vs UiTM Terengganu 2
'THW allow family members to sell the dead body of their kin'
Verdict:BMI
~This debate was like the organ selling debate I had before in MDO. A nice debate tho.

Round 2-KDU 1 vs BMI
'TH believes that inter-faith marriage should be permissible in Malaysia'
Verdict:BMI
~This debate wuz a very close debate to me. We had the upperhand as as muslims,we understand the necessities of non interfaith marriage for Islam in malaysia.Kinda got away with it.huhu.

Round 3-UT MARA 4 vs BMI
'THW promote transexual beauty pageants'
Verdict:UT MARA 4
~Our first loss. Note to self: 'If u wanna change the whole setup, tell ALL ur teammates before hand'>.<...we were pretty bad I guess..they were pretty good...nuff said.

Round 4-UMP 2 vs BMI
'THBT host countries should automatically qualify for the world cup'
Verdict:UMP2
~I cursed myself for not being able to win this one.Not because we shouldve won or nythin, (UMP wuz really good), but coz the motion wuz about World Cup aka football! I feel really sad as a fan.Haha!..Esp when Yunus who hates the best team in the world(glory2 man utd!) is judging.

Round 5-BMI vs USU(Universitas Sumatera Utara) 1
'THW impose a quota for women in upper management'
Verdict:BMI
~one of the heatiest debate of the prelims.It wuz basically affirmative action vs meritrocracy but we manage to salvage an advantage by saying that meritrocracy is just an idealist vision of something that is improbable to be applied in real life.Huhu...USU was really2 good.It's really nice to debate and meet u guys.=)

Round 6-UiTM Sarawak vs BMI
'THBT the don't ask don't tell policy is crucial to national security'
Verdict:BMI
~This was a really blurry debate.I have no idea wat a 'don't ask don't tell policy' is.They said its about military secrets, we said its about goverment projects information;its act a policy implemented by Bill Clinton about gays joining the army >.<' .UiTM Sarawak wuz just simply very tired that one of them act slept during my reply speech!huhu..

With 4 wins and 2 losses....Breaking 10th ranked 12th(coz UT Mara had exceeded team cap for breaking),alhamdulillah we managed to proceed to the double quarters!!

Double Quarters-BMI vs UM2
'THBT experience triumphs over qualification'
Verdict:UM2
~Man Utd lost.Deprived of sleep 4 nothing.I had to go to camp.They were good.We were bad.Nuff said.Packing balik KL!=)

We didnt stay to watch the finals as I had a camp on Saturday that I needed to attend in Pahang.It would be too energy sapping if I went back on Saturday morning and suddenly go to Pahang for the camp.So on Thursday night we went back to kl from Arau at 9 p.m and arrived the next day at 5 in the morning.One of my worst busrides ever@_@. Back to debate, Arau Open was definately a memorable experience.The food was cheap, the environment was not too bad except the blistering heat we had.(Pity the opposition having to prepare outside).As a debut for BMI debate team, alhamdulillah getting to break and be in the top 12 rankings is a great achievement.We targeted 3 wins remember?(Was called 'pathetic' by Azrul coz of this >.<')
To add things up, I recieve news from my friends that during the closing ceremony they gave prizes to the top 10 best speaker. Im not sure myself, coz I havnt seen the tabs with my very own eyes yet but alhamdulillah I was ranked 1st overall best speaker out of the 144 participants including those from IIU, UiTM TWEDS(Taiwan team), Lumps(Pakistan Team),USU(Indonesian team)!!My best achievement as a debater I guess.=D.However,im completely positively sure, that there were many greater debaters in that tournament. Allah S.W.T gave me rezeki to recieve it.Alhamdulillah.=).(But its still hard to believe untill I get my hands on the tabs..haha).My greatest appreciation and respect to both Luqman and Aimi for being great teammates, n not succumbing to all the pressure of the new world u guys just indulged in. You guys debuted in this tournament and managed to break is a totally awesome feat.Its not even a tournament like novice where u have a majority of teams with less experience joining.So u guys really shud be proud of urselves, n insyaAllah lead BMI to glory for Inter-UniKL presidents cup!hehe(other Unikl beware..kidding..=P...Still a long way to go..Mada mada dane!)To the organizers, although things were pretty much hectic, but u guys did a great job and I guess everyone was really happy to be in the tournament.Congratz guys and hopefully the next Arau open wud be as great or better than this one!=).Huhu..

~I have still stories to tell about my camp in Pahang tho.But i'll just save it for next time.Need to sleep already@_@.Huhu

~PS...Need to focus more on studies now!Exam on 29th..Less than a month!=S

Monday, May 18, 2009

Journey of champions!

Assalamualaikum,

Hye guys. Many things have happened since the last time I posted in this blog. One of them worthy of note, MANCHESTER UNITED ARE CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND!!!!




Man United has made a record equaling 18 premiership title wins and also won the premiership titles three years in a row!It was never easy, as I quote Sir Alex, 'United's way is the hard way'.To succeed, we need lots of devotion, focus and determination which also includes a little bit of luck and most importantly faith. When we believe in something, it spurs us to do the best and elevates us to the top.Congratulations to all the players,the manager and not to forget the supporters(That includes me^^) for the fantastic achievement! Next up, we have a mouth watering clash with the other epitome of the beautiful game,the Spanish domestic champions, Barcelona for the final of the european championship!Although I do agree that Barcelona's attack are a force to be reckoned with, but the wholesomeness and depth of the united squad can overcome any obstacle!Off to Rome we go!!

Enough with football, let's get back to my surrounding reality. Within a blink of an eye we have suddenly nearly reached the middle of the year.Time seems to fly past so fast that we don't realize how we suddenly reach a certain stage in life:

'Demi masa, sesungguhnya manusia kerugian,melainkan yang berIman dan beramal soleh'

It definitely struck me hard on how time just goes bye waiting for no man as I look back on how I've used the time Allah has given me, I feel ashamed of myself. There are many times where I do believe that I can use my time in a more progressive manner rather than wasting it on something unproductive. It is a plight of men that we only realize things when it is already too late to take back.Assignments, projects, training, study, are all hunting me nowadays. I always have to prioritize which one to do first and as Im no robot, I tend to be influenced and err.It is a common predecament students face.Adieh~ But there's no use crying over spilt milk is it?? InsyaAllah hopefully I an others in the same situation as me improve ourselves in the future.Lets not procrastinate, more action and less talk!..Lol..Kinda reminds me of politics.

Err..Speaking of politics, as a proud(?) Perak-ian(??), it saddens me to see how shameful the procedings of politics have gone in Perak. It's like a circus out there! A personal oppinion, I think its best for us to have fresh elections for Perak; uphold the democratic policy! Not saying that being democratic is always best(for certain examples in history), but at least we know that it is the people who are in power and not some corrupt politicians! However,considering the fact that elections consume money of the rakyat , I say, one of the side should just give up and let the winning side try to salvage their reputation during our next general election.Nuff said~=)

As the year strides to June, my busy-ness is always at its peak. Currently I have to juggle between studies, debate, fitness and a lil bit of chess. Next week insyaAllah Im going to enter Arau Open with the BMI debate team. In mid June, i'll have a inter-uniKL chess competition (which im planning of just entering with minimal amount of training due to time constraints), and there's also going to be a one day public speaking event at UiTM S. Alam a week before my finals!(gasp!).Finals??Thats the scariest part.It has been confirmed to start on the 29th of June so i've got about a month to activate this god given brain of mine.A very-very busy period indeed. InsyaAllah you can do it!!Yosh!!@_@..Fight-oh!! (>.<)'

To all my friends who currently are or currently will take examinations; Good Luck and all the best! I pray for all our success insyaAllah!=). To my friend in MASUM, grab for gold okay?;)

'If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.'
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow








Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Selamat Hari Jadi Sahabat!=)

This post is specifically for a good friend of mine,
Ayu Malik Amiza...Thanks for being a good friend for all these 5 years(erk..kita da tua=P) we knew each other. I appreciate all the advices,the tears and the laughs that we shared.May Allah bless you on your 2oth birthday grant you prosperity and success.Ameen~=)...


As promised;P :






SMAP-Arigatou

Dou shiyou mo nai itsumo shou mo nai
Koto bakari de moriagatte
Sonna bokura mo otona ni natte
Donna toki mo boku ni yuuki wo kureru
Minna ga boku no iu kibou
Taisetsu dakara saikou nakama
Nakasete kita hito mo takusan
Mou mitakunai haha no namida
Konna boku demo misutenakatta
Konna ni mo suteki na hitotachi ga soba ni ite kureta

Arigatou
(Nakusanaide egao wasurenaide namida)
Arigatou
(Boku no daisuki na kotoba boku no taisetsu na hito e)
Arigatou
(Nakusanaide egao)
Arigatou
(Wasurenaide namida)
Arigatou
(Boku no daisuki na kotoba boku no taisetsu na hito e)
Chiisana (chiisana) chiisana (chiisana) shiawase de ii
Bokura ni zutto tsuzukimasu you ni...

Dou shiyou mo nai itsumo shou mo nai
Koto bakari de moriagatte
Sonna boku demo hito wo ai shita
Donna toki mo ai no tame ni
Sono omoi ga tsunoru tabi ni
Wakariaezu ni hanarebanare ni
Nakasete kita hito no kokoro
Mou mitakunai kimi no namida
Konna boku demo ai shite kureta
Nani yori mo kimi to deaeru koto ga dekite yokatta

Ano hibi ga
(Kowagarazu ni ima wo tsuyoku ikite yukou)
Ano ai ga
(Tasukerareta kotoba ima mo zutto mune ni)
Ano hito ga
(Kowagarazu ni ima wo)
Kureta mono
(Tsuyoku ikite yukou)
Wasurenai
(Tasukerareta kotoba ima mo zutto mune ni)
Ookina (ookina) ookina (ookina) aijou dake de
Bokura wa kitto tsuyoku narerun da

Wake mo naku hito wa sabishiku naru kedo
Hitoribotchi dewa nain da
Ookina sonzai ga kitto sukutte kureru kara
Arigatou
Arigatou
Arigatou
Arigatou
Arigatou

Chiisana (chiisana) chiisana (chiisana) shiawase de ii
Bokura ni zutto tsuzukimasu you ni...

Ano hibi ga
(Kowagarazu ni ima wo tsuyoku ikite yukou)
Ano ai ga
(Tasukerareta kotoba ima mo zutto mune ni)
Ano hito ga
(Kowagarazu ni ima wo)
Kureta mono
(Tsuyoku ikite yukou)
Wasurenai
(Tasukerareta kotoba ima mo zutto mune ni)
Ookina (ookina) ookina (ookina) aijou dake de
Bokura wa kitto tsuyoku narerun da

Ai suru hito e arigatou

English translation

We're always getting worked up
Over things that can't be helped, things that are inevitable
Even so, we've grown up
And you always give me courage
You guys are my hope
You're precious to me, the best friends I could have
I've made so many people cry
I don't want to see my mom's tears ever again
But you still didn't give up on me
I've had such wonderful people by my side

Thank you
(Don't lose your smile, don't forget your tears)
Thank you
(My favorite words, for those precious to me)
Thank you
(Don't lose your smile)
Thank you
(Don't forget your tears)
Thank you
(My favorite words, for those precious to me)
I just need a small (small) small (small) happiness
So long as it continues for us forever...

I'm always getting worked up
Over things that can't be helped, things that are inevitable
Even so, I've been in love
Whenever I think
I'll do anything for love
We say goodbye, unable to understand each other
The hearts of the people who cried over me
I don't want to see your tears ever again
But you still loved me
More than anything, I'm glad I met you

What those days
(Now let's live today without fear)
That love
(The words that helped me are still in my heart)
That person
(Now let's live today)
Gave me
(Without fear)
I'll never forget
(The words that helped me are still in my heart)
With just a great (great) great (great) love
I know we can get stronger

People get lonely for no reason
But you're not alone
I'm sure someone great will save you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you

I just need a small (small) small (small) happiness
So long as it continues for us forever...

What those days
(Now let's live today without fear)
That love
(The words that helped me are still in my heart)
That person
(Now let's live today)
Gave me
(Without fear)
I'll never forget
(The words that helped me are still in my heart)
With just a great (great) great (great) love
I know we can get stronger

To my beloved, thank you


P.S-A song by SMAP.....add L jadi ur school=P
huhu...Happy birthday Ayu!=D

Friday, May 1, 2009

Truth...



Arashi - Truth(maou OST )

Yurari yureru hikari hitotsu
Itami iyasu koto naku kieru
I take your life forever
You take my life forever

Hirari ochiru namida hitotsu
Omoi todoku koto naku kieru
I take your life forever
You take my life

Tomaranai (Kobore ochita namida no ato)
Toki ni hisomu (Kobore sou na namida no iro)
Ai wa kitto furisosogu
Ame no you ni

Modorenai (Kobore ochita namida no ato)
Kioku meguru (Kobore sou na namida no iro)
Subete ubawareta kono you no hate ni

Kanashimi
Tatoe donna owari wo egaitemo
Kokoro wa nazomeite
Sore wa marude yami no you ni
Semaru shinjitsu

Tatoe donna sekai wo egaitemo
Ashita wa mienakute
Sore wa marude yuri no you ni kegaremo shiranai
Negai wa toumei na mama de

Shiroku somaru hana ni hitori
Nani mo kawaru koto naku chikau
I take your life forever
You take my life

Todokanai (Kobore ochita namida no ato)
Koe ni nokoru (Kakushi kirenu futatsu no kao)
Ai wa sotto fukinukeru kaze no you ni

Owaranai (Kobore ochita namida no ato)
Yoru ni nemuru (Kakushi kirenu futatsu no kao)
Yume no kizuato ni nokoshita utau

Kanashimi
Tatoe wazukana hikari umarete mo
Nageki wa kurikaesu
Sore wa marude uso no you ni
Kieru shinjitsu

Tatoe saigo no hane wo hiraite mo
Sadame wa kaerarezu
Yuri no hana wa hakanage ni itami wa kienai
Yume nara aishita mama de


English Translation:

A single trembling light, disappearing before it can ease the pain
"I take your life forever, you take my life forever"
A single falling tear, disappearing before the feelings in it are known
"I take your life forever, you take my life"

Lurking within time that never stops
(Traces of tears that spilled over, the color of tears as they freeze)
Love will surely pour down like the rain
Memories I can't return to drift around me
(Traces of tears that spilled over, the color of tears as they freeze)
At the end of this world when everything has been taken away...

Only sadness...
No matter what kind of ending we create, the heart is a mystery
This is the truth that closes in like darkness
No matter what kind of world we create, tomorrow is yet to be seen
As pure as the untainted lily
While our wishes remain transparent

A single person vowing to a flower stained white, assuring nothing will change
"I take your life forever, you take my life"

Left behind in the voice that went unheard
(Traces of tears that spilled over, two faces that can't be fully hidden)
Love will softly blow through like the wind
Sleeping in the endless night
(Traces of tears that spilled over, two faces that can't be fully hidden)
The pain left behind in the scars of a dream...

Only sadness...
Even if a faint light is born, the grief returns over and over
This is the truth that disappears like a lie
Even if I spread my last wings, I can't change my fate
As the lily blossom is short-lived, the pain never fades
I could only love in my dreams

Only sadness...
No matter what kind of ending we create, the heart is a mystery
This is the truth that closes in like darkness
No matter what kind of world we create, tomorrow is yet to be seen
As pure as the untainted lily
While our wishes remain transparent


Credits

Note:Feeling very depressed tonight....hope the end that i draw tomorrow would be better...@_@

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

May I call this house to order...

Salam..

For many debaters, the IIU Interschool Debate Competition is the first stepping stone into the world of wit and wisdom, of style and substance; the battle of the minds. It was 5 years ago when I first came out in front with my maiden rebuttal speech (I started out as a 3rd speaker) in this tournament. It was my first tournament that I debated in, and like many other newbies, I was very nervous and it showed in my speech. Gradually, I started to get the hang of it, and found out how fun debating was. Reminiscing back my school days, it is quite an honour for me to be allowed to be an adjudicator for the 8th Interschool Debate Competition. The debate was held from 24 to 29 April at IIU Gombak. It was very intresting to see how different the intrest in debate have risen through the years. The competition this year had nearly 120 teams for the english catagory participating; a stark contrast with about only 60 teams participating during the competiton in 2004. Apart from the participation, without a doubt the level of school debaters have risen as well. I had seen several debates that impressed alot. During the prelims, I was trusted to adjudicate alone. There were several times I felt a very sudden urge to join in the debate as well. Honestly,it was kinda hard keeping a composured face in front of the school debaters. My solution to that was to only smile whenever I felt like wanting to say something.=)

Apart from adjudicating, I had also aimed to help my junior team from SDAR in the competition.
As I was adjudicating during the prelims, I couldnt do much for them. However, thankfully they broke into the double octos and I had my chance to see them debating.We were ranked 17th and had undoubtly the hardest route to the finals. However, we had a very good team consisting of Irfan the captain,Azim,Farhan, and Harris. In my oppinion, their dedication to debate is definately admirable. My team during high school can't compare to the amount of research and training that these kids had. After winning the double octo's against MRSM Balik Pulau, we were pitted against the school which ranked first during the prelims, RMC. It was the most heated high school debate I have seen. Alhamdulillah, we barely won with a margin of 0.5. When the verdict was out, I had uncontrollably jumped for joy in front of the public. I didnt care; for the first time in interschool, we managed to reach the quarterfinals. As if RMC were not tough enough, we had to meet KGV during the quarters. KGV was the school that entered MDO (The majority were university participants) and managed to break. A very formidable school indeed. The theme of the quarters was economics. For the record, a majority of debates that SDARians lose so far were topics with economic themes. This 'curse' actually started from my team in 2005.'>.< The debate was another heated one, and again alhamdulillah we managed to win with a slight margin with a 2-1 split. I was estatic. These guys didnt just broke the curse, they had managed to reach the semis! In the semis we were against Greenroad, a school from Kucing. I don't want to comment much on how it went, but the semi's were the end of the road for my junior team although in my oppinion they were definately final material.The only problem was they kinda left out some important arguments in thier substansive speech. Not to discredit greenroad though=). Reaching the semi-finals itself is a totally remarkable achievement. For that I really congratulate u guys!!My hat is off to u=).Seeing u guys, I kinda wanted to join in the fun and debate together=P. I would also like to congratulate Irfan for emulating me to be among the top10 best speakers and also for being able to lead the team superbly. Another special mention here is for Harris, who although he did not debate, stood by and contibuted to the team effortlessly. I doubt that we could have reached this far without him.
Insyallah, I pray we would go two rungs ahead in PPM and be the champions!=)...Keep up the good work guys!=)

I would also like to congratulate my friends in IIU for wonderfully organizing this competition. I say that Faiz 's proposal of the motion 'IIU Interschool Debate Competition Should Be Held Again Next Year' should stand.=P

.Aaaaaa~I miss my school days!T_T

Debate, a living art, an art of living.