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Interview and Tag

Terima Kasih Cik Niesh kerana tag saya. =)

Apa benda paling penting dalam hidup korunk ?
Entah lah... Mungkin makanan dan pakaian.


Benda terakhir yang korunk beli guna duit sendiri ?
T-shirt. Beli dari F.O.S di The Spring tadi.


Di mana tempat korunk nak melangsungkan perkahwinan korunk dan tema perkahwinan korunk nanti ?
Kat kampung je lah. Senang saudara mara nak datang nanti. Tema tradisional dan country.


Adakah korunk sedang bercinta sekarang ?
Ya.


Berapa lama korunk akan mencintai kekasih korunk ?
Kalau dia jodoh saya, sudah tentu selamanya.


Di mana korunk selalu jumpa kekasih korunk ?
Di kampung.


Novel / buku / majalah terakhir korunk beli ?
Tak ingat pula. Saya rasa lah... CLEO.


Apakah nama penuh korunk ?
Marly Matleen ak Augustine Agoh.


Namakan orang yang betul-betul korunk nak jumpa dalam hidup ?
George Clooney. (Jangan ketawa!)


Adakah korunk basuh baju sendiri ?
Bila tinggal di apartment, sendiri cuci. Time cuti macam ni, mesin basuh lah.


Di mana tempat korunk sungguh-sungguh nak pergi ?
Tempat yang membahagiakan.


Pilih salah satu, PELAK atau CIUM ?
Peluk.


Lima tarikh yang korunk takkan lupa ?
Lebih-lebih pula lima. 14.8.2009, 9.9.2009. Lambat laun akan lupa juga tu.


Lima benda korunk sangat sayang dalam hidup korunk ?
Apa ya... Saya tak materialistik. Errm... Rumah mak bapak saya, kad ATM saya, cincin saya, simkad saya, dan kasut saya.


Lima lagu yang korunk suke dan selalu dengar ?
I Want to Break Free, Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You, O Holy Night, Airplanes, dan My Endless Love. Jiwang kan? Lagu lain memang lah saya suka, tapi lagu zaman sekarang ni susah nak digemari sepanjang masa sebab sentiasa bertukar ikut trend. 


Bile tarikh lahir korunk dan korunk sambut besday kat mana tahun lepas ?
1 November 1989. Tahun lepas sambut kat apartment je, bersama nota-nota peperiksaan.


3 orang blogger yang korunk nak tag ?
Errm... 


Cerita sikit pasal blogger yang anda tag ?
Errm...
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Christmas Special: My Holiday Photography

Red dress checked, new haircut checked... Decorating home, uhm... I think it is 30% done so far.There are more left in my to do list.

I am very intrested in Christmas bokeh. Single lens reflect camera can do it best, but I do not have it. So, I tried to create some effects using Canon Digital IXUS 75 with only 7.1 mega pixels. It was a hard job. However, I managed to get some satisfying photos with bokeh and other effect. What is bokeh? Well, I can just explain that bokeh is the blurring effect in photograph due to a particular distance focusing. Google it if you want to know more about bokeh.

Do you notice a name formed in this photo?


This tree bears hearts.

Round bokeh

Multipurpose box

Mini gift boxes created by me.


Happy Holiday!
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What to Get for This Christmas

I can feel the Christmas spirit is in the air now although it is still 33 days to go. I will be home for Christmas. So far, I am planning to cut my hair and colour it with a shade of red for Christmas. I would like to have a haircut like below:


I also want a cute cherry red dress to wear on Christmas. See if i can afford to get them. The most important thing is, I want happy, merry and peace gathering with my family and loved one.
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My Back Hurts

My back hurts since I killed a little cockcroach in the toilet two days ago. It is just a backache.

There is another thing that can injure your back - that is when you stabbed in the back! One thing I notice in many girls' social network profile, they stated that they hate backstabber. Of course, who wants to be stabbed in the back? Who would love to be hurt? I asked myself why must they state in their profile? Because they experienced it, perhaps.



Recently, I just realized that a knife is sticking on my back (maybe it's actually my ass. just sayin')! Apparently, I was stabbed quite a long time ago, but I did not feel any pain until I saw something on my back. It started bleeding as I noticed it and made me cried like a baby. Actually some of my close friends knew about it, but they never tell me. Maybe they thought that I knew it and act like nothing happened. I never feel this way before. It makes me feel that I am so not me. A feeling named hate. Not only my back hurts now, but also my little delicate heart.

Advent season is around the corner, so I must find someone or a few trustworthy peoples to pull out the knife for me. Then, I would like to let time heals it. I cannot wait for the magical time of the year to come. It is really hard for me to forgive. But I have to. Forgiving is not just a phrase you can say, but also some actions like not holding any grudge to the person who hurt you, not wishing any karma to happen to that person and not hating the person. I will forgive but never forget. And I will try to withdraw myself from the person's life slowly because I think it is best for the person to not have me around anymore.

You have heard that it was said, "Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:43-44).
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Aly and Eva

Sounds like Aly and AJ? Are we twins? Who is older?


Neither us nor the Michalka sisters are twins.


Yes, I share the same nickname with the older Michalka. And I am the older one too.


Me and Aly were born in 1989, while Eva and AJ were both born in 1991. Just a coincidence. We never imitate them because we did not know them when we were kids.


They can sing. And we love to sing. =P

However, I am much shorter and smaller than my sis!
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Rindu Sama Labuan

Tiba-tiba ja saya rindu sama Labuan. Mike pernah bilang kalo dia mau pigi  honeymoon dia pilih Labuan. Masa tu saya pikir, "Isy, pelik ini budak. Apa istimewanya Labuan tu?"

Dulu kami orang bilang KML tu KM-Hell sebab kehidupan sana macam hell. Teda air lah, bosan, selalu ada masalah kesihatan (kalo sakit pun dikasi panadol saja oleh MA), stress dengan exam, tension sama lecturer, Hand phone kena curik lah, dan macam-macam lagi lah. Banyak juga orang yang putus cinta situ dulu. "Hantu" pun banyak. "Hantu" clubbing ada, "hantu" pencurik ada, "hantu" tukang bakar ada, "hantu" air ada, orang minyak pun ada. Bila mau habis semester 2 kan, nda sabar pula saya mau balik Sarawak. Dalam permohonan IPTA saya, first choice saya ialah UNIMAS. Begitu juga dengan 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th choice saya. Saya ingat saya boleh gembira di Sarawak.

Taman yang memang memberi kenangan.

Tapi sangkaan saya sekarang salah setelah hampir 3 tahun di UNIMAS. Rupa-rupanya saya lebih gembira di Labuan. Teda musuh saya di Labuan. Semua orang baik saja sama saya. Saya pun baik saja sama orang. Teda pergaduhan dan perselisihan faham yang serius. Teda pengkhianatan. Kalo ada konflik pun, gaduh-gaduh sayang saja sama si Jess, si Eric dan roomates saya. Berat badan saya pun pandai naik di Labuan sedangkan makanan di kafe bukan bagus pun. Hahaha...

Inilah U.K. kami

Saya rindu pigi outing sama kawan-kawan. Sini di Sarawak kadang-kadang saja saya pigi outing. Bukan saya selalu jalan-jalan di Kuching. Kalo ada pun sama family saya time shopping Gawai & Krismas. Kenangan paling manis saya di U. K. ialah time sebelum balik Krismas. Saya pigi sama Jess. Kami orang mau beli hadiah sama si Eric dengan si Goldy. Lama kami fikir apa mau beli. Finally kami beli neck tie ja kasi diorang.

Blessed Sacrament

Saya pun sangat rindu pigi Blessed Sacrament. Alim owh saya time di Labuan. Tiap minggu ndak pernah miss pigi misa. Lepas misa saya pigi Kelas Karisma. Lepas kelas saya jalan 1 orang pigi U.K sebab saya tia mau kawan-kawan saya tunggu saya 1 jam di gereja.

RC gathering

Tiap malam hari Sabtu saya pigi gathering di DK2. Best owh... Rindu sangat. Mau nangis saya bila ingat kembali kenangan ni. Hahaha...(ketawa pula).

Coklat di Labuan murah-murah. Saya suka kutip coklat sebelum balik Sarawak. Paling best shopping time saya mau balik Krismas. Saya shopping sama kawan, the next day saya shopping sama Aunty saya. Selain beli coklat, saya beli wine untuk Krismas sama hadiah Krismas kasi mak dengan adik saya. Saya kasi mak saya anting-anting mutiara yang ada bentuk loceng tergantung. Dia suka anting-anting tu. Saya selalu tengok dia pakai.


Oh ya, saya rindu juga sama pantai di Labuan. Saya selalu pigi Pancur Hitam dulu. Tapi gambar saya pigi pantai ada di laptop lama saya. Saya harap siapa-siapa yang guna laptop tu belum delete itu gambar.


Mungkin kamu semua fikir kehidupan saya bosan kan pasal saya bilang hidup saya di Labuan lebih baik. Tapi saya nda peduli apa kamu orang bilang. That is why I am just an ordinary Bidayuh girl. Mau juga la saya pigi honeymoon di Labuan. Hehehe...
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The Bag Challenge


Recently, I was tagged by Sheillhouette http://sheillhoutte.blogspot.com/ in her Bag Challenge post. Interesting isn't it? Check out what is in my handbag!


 This is my handbag. It does not have brand and it was cheap. My mum bought it for me so that I don't look nerdy anymore. Haha! It is one of my loyal companions during classes and outing. The size is about 15 x 10 inches. I do not bring it to the lab because I have a backpack which is much bigger. Let's see what does it carry.




Books and a hair band? That's all? Actually there are more members hiding under the books. I put out all of the stuffs from my handbag and listed it below:



1. Planner. I am actually not an organized person. You will not see any plans in it. I wrote drafts, Final Year Project procedures and things I had done in the lab in it. It is more like a draft log book.

2. Vaseline, to protect my skin from dryness. =)

3. Note book. It contains scientific terms and definitions. But I ain't scientific. =P

4. A sketch book. I got it as a gift from Sarawak Marine Life Information Centre in Sematan during Internship Training. I sketch in it whenever I feel bored.

5. Hairband.

6. The tip top member of my handbag - my purse! I have been using it since I was in form 5.

7. Compact powder to keep my face matte.

8. Facial tissue.

9. Car key. My car is now at my grandparents house for emergency use and... for my uncle to fetch me. I drive it on weekends.

10. Stationery. Wondering why are they in a poor plastic? So that the examination prefects can see through!

11. Instant hand sanitizer. I can clean my hand anywhere and anytime.

12. Magic lip balm. To moisten and colour my puckers.

13. Tinkerbell? What are you doing here?

Seems like something missing isn't it? Hehe... I use to keep my hand phone and room key in my pockets. My water tumbler is also not featured here because I am using it as cup. I would bring it every time I go to class. I am thinking to add another powerful member, which is the pepper spray!

Now I want you to take this challenge no matter you are a man or woman! Ada berani? Haha...
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Kisah 1 Malaysia: Misteri gadis Hilang di Pichin

Tengok ja tajuk ni, mesti dalam fikiran kebanyakan daripada pembaca kata, "ce...hh". Saya bukan nak cerita kisah politik. Tapi ini kisah rakyat kampung saya.

Mula-mula saya nak cerita serba sedikit tentang hubungan 3 buah kampung yang berjiranan yang terletak di daerah Serian iaitu Kampung Pichin & Kampung Tebakang  Dayak & KampungTebakang Melayu. Ketiga-tiga kampung ini memang bermusuh sejak turun-temurun. Bergaduh bila bertanding bola sepak lah, sabotaj majlis keramaian lah, buat kecoh masa keramaian lah, kacau awek kampung musuh lah. Penduduk Kampung Pichin sangat bahaya di mata orang. Pantang buat silap dengan orang Kampung Pichin (kalau sengaja lah). Kalau tak, pasti kena serang oleh satu kampung. Saya merupakan salah seorang penduduk Kampung Pichin.

Pada bulan Oktober yang lepas (lupa tarikhnya), kampung saya kecoh dengan berita kehilangan 2 orang anak gadis Kampung Tebakang Melayu yang berusia 15 tahun. 2 orang gadis tu dilihat kali terakhir oleh seorang budak lelaki Kampung Pichin. Tapi budak lelaki itu tak bersalah, sebab dia menghantar 2 rakan sekelasnya itu berkelah di anak sungai di Kampung Pichin sahaja. Mana lah tahu, tiba-tiba 2 orang gadis tu hilang entah ke mana selepas berkelah. Budak kampung kami ingat mereka dah balik rumah dengan selamat.



Keesokan harinya ibu bapa kepada "mangsa-mangsa" tersebut melaporkan hal itu kepada kampung yang berdekatan iaitu Kampung tebakang Dayak dan Kampung Pichin. Masa tu penduduk Kampung Pichin belum tahu lagi penduduknya terlibat. Remaja-remaja kampung Pichin disoal oleh ibu bapa mangsa dan juga pihak polis jika mereka pernah terlihat kelibat 2 orang ni semalam. Jadi budak lelaki tadi pun mengaku. Ingat orang Kampung Pichin tak peduli?

Pengumuman kehilangan gadis-gadis itu siap diumumkan di geraja lagi tu. Kemudian hampir seluruh lelaki Kampung Pichin tak kira tua atau muda bergerak bersama beberapa orang penduduk Tebakang Melayu membuat operasi mencari "mangsa-mangsa" tersebut. Mereka cari sampai masuk rumah saya lagi tu (maklumlah, rumah saya kosong masa tu. Terpinggir lagi tu). Ada orang-orang tua mendakwa bahawa tempat perkelahan mereka semalam memang keras.

Ibu bapa kedua-dua "mangsa" tersebut juga meminta pertolongan Ustaz dan bomoh. Kedua-dua Ustaz dan juga bomoh itu mengatakan bahawa gadis-gadis itu disembunyikan oleh makhluk halus. Operasi mencari dan mendoakan keselamatan mereka diteruskan selama seminggu. Ketika itu saya masih di UNIMAS sambil mengikuti perkembangan semasa kes itu.

Selepas seminggu, mereka dijumpai. Nak tahu di mana dan bagaimana mereka dijumpai?
Jeng jeng jeng...

 Gambar hiasan


Dengar khabar, setelah seminggu penat mencari di hutan, mereka dilihat oleh orang kampung mereka merayau-rayau di...

 Gambar hiasan

Alright, alright... This is not a joke, okay? Mereka dilihat merayau-rayau di Bandaraya Kuching! Apa nak jadi dengan sidak dua tok... Aduh. Lewat juak hantu ya ngembak sidak duak jauh nun ke Kuching. Akan tetapi, tidak hairanlah, kerana ramai orang termasuk ahli keluarga gadis-gadis itu sendiri mengatakan gadis-gadis tersebut memang sosial dan suka ikut lelaki ke mana-mana. Akhirnya ibu bapa gadis-gadis tersebut berterima kasih banyak-banyak kepada penduduk Kampung Pichin yang sudi membantu. Syukur, tetap wujud juga nilai perpaduan di sini.
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It is not the End of my World

My life is getting more challenging day by day, making me unhappy, silent, switching moods, and more pessimistic.

In my final year project, I had done many times of PCR because I kept on failing. I felt that I was doomed. Finally, after my 4th attempt, I managed to get little products, and also their satisfying sequences. Thank U Lord, my world is not ending.

As in my previous post, I had mention that I am in the wrong stream, which is the science stream. I said that I am unhappy in my studies and have no passion it science. I am still feeling that way right now.

I seldom go to Kuching city. Maybe just three or four times a year. What a surprising fact of me isn't it? Last month, I tried to spend a time shopping in Kuching with my girlfriends, but we involved in an accident. Luckilly we were safe. It was not severe anyway. It was the fault of a crazy motorcyclist. Tak da nasib untuk pergi shopping lah saya ni. Pergi keluar sekali pun tak dapat...

I am a very very shy person. I do not like the fact because it means that I am an introvert, but I have to admit it. I feel so bad when the photocopy girls in Koperasi Sakura tease me and always say that I'm "pemalu" because they made me think that I look timid. Even when I just walk pass by some people, they can easily tell that I'm shy. Kalau tak pun orang akan cakap saya blurr atau sombong. My confidence is getting lower.



FACEBOOK. I begin to dislike Facebook. I know it is always my fault, but I would still like to blame Facebook. Day by day, I am getting more and more friend request from guys. Yeah, maybe because of my look (I know u girls will puke). But...more and more girls are removing me from their friend list (as I visit their page, I saw the "add as friend" button). I wonder why.



FACEBOOK again. And recently, a spammy aplication put a post on my wall. In the post, there's a picture of a male and a female doing sexual act. Yeah, it was my fault, because I clicked that kind of application on my cousin's wall for I was curious. And curiosity kills me!!! I was not worried that time because I chose to not to publish it in my wall and finally I regreted. Saya tahu kawan-kawan mesti dah pandang serong terhadap saya kan. I am really really sorry friends, I am not a slutty girl, you have to know that.

Now I realized that I need to control the level of my curiosity. Thanks a lot to a friend, he taught me how to remove the application. It was easy. My world is not ending. If the application still show up next time, tak tahulah saya.

I am having final exam. I am not a brilliant student, but I hope I can pass all of the subjects. If I am failing, I know it is not the end of my world. There are many more choices and opportunities out there. I am trying my best to be a successful person. I must be strong.

Thank you. God bless u.
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Christmas Tree

It is still November, the month that always waking me up. I'm just going through my final exam rather than fighting, moreover, it takes almost the whole month. I hope I will pass all of the subjects. I am wishing all of you who are in the same boat with me, good luck!

I am counting days toward holiday. I am also setting a Chritmas tree. Yeah, it is still early for setting it... But I don't care. Christmas is my most favourite celebration. I am not setting it here in this post, but in the sidebar. Beautiful isn't it? Hahaha... (will be hohoho soon).

Why am I who live in tropical country have to set up Christmas tree, not a Durian tree, or Tualang or any other tropical trees? There are even snow, snowman, snowflakes thingy in the malls in Malaysia. Hello, we are not having winter ok. But we do have pine trees in Cameron, Kundasang, Ranau... We are imitating the way the peoples of the northern hemisphere celebrate Christmas. I remember I enjoyed collecting pine cones in Kundasang and painted some of them with white paint on the tips, while I sprayed the others with gold colour.

How do Australian celebrate Christmas? Well, you know, it is warm and sunny in Australia during Christmas. Sleigh rides and snowmen are unheard of during the Australian Christmas season. They have fun at the beach
(cannot be done in Malaysia because it will be musim Tengkujuh) and have outdoor barbeques. Familiar traditions such as family
gatherings, good food, and exchanging gifts are also part of the Christmas Day celebration. Like Christians in Malaysia, they also get into the spirit by installing Christmas trees, putting up Christmas bells and Christmas bushes and get some Christmas flowers and other plants to display in their home.




Bidayuh Lady of the Month (November): Angie Owen



Angie Owen atau "Newo" (rakan sebaya gemar memanggilnya dgn nama ini) merupakan salah seorang gadis Pichin yang popular. Beliau juga seorang gadis yang 'happy-go-lucky'. Tidak hairanlah kerana beliau, sama seperti Carrie merupakan ahli "batch '86" kampung Pichin yang sememangnya meriah dan suka buat kecoh (heheheh). Jejaka-jejaka yang asing bagi kampung Pichin pasti tidak mahu ketinggalan untuk berkenalan dengannya.

Namun, baru-baru ini, rentak "batch '86" semakin perlahan dan semakin senyap. Mengapa agaknya?
Ahli wanitanya kebanyakannya telah mendirikan rumah tangga. Hanya tinggal jejaka-jejaka yang masih bujang dalam batch '86. Mereka masih berjuang mempertahankan kemeriahan dan kekecohan sambil "jalan-jalan cari bini". Khabarnya, salah seorang telah diramal akan berkahwin pada hujung tahun ini (tak tahu betul ke tidak, sebab saya tak percaya ramalan).

Apapun, kita teruskan mengenali Angie. Pada bulan Jun lepas, Angie telah melangsungkan majlis pernikahannya di rumahnya. Sekali lagi para jejaka dikecewakan...

Beliau, seperti wanita lain, gemar membeli-belah. Beliau juga suka menonton tv. Sebagai seorang wanita yang berjiwa lembut, beliau sukakan bayi serta berpendapat bahawa tidak salah menangis kerana tangisan itulah yg akn membawa kedukaan itu pergi dan pergi sehingga ia jauh dan yang pasti kita percaya di sblk semua yang terjadi ada hikmahnya. Wah, tapi jangan pula terus menangis dan menangis sehingga kedukaan berlarutan ya Angie...Haha, Gurau jak.
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Halloween Story: The Tale of Jack O'Lantern

Halloween is around the corner. Catholics will celebrate the All saints' day and All Souls' Day on 1st and 2nd November which is related to the origin of the Halloween day. However, many people consider it as a secular celebration. It is also my Birthday (1st November)! As I have no time to write, I would like to share a story/ "cerita rakyat" of Halloween. For those who will attend Halloween costume party, I suggest you to bring a Jack O' lantern along. Haha...




Jack, the Irish say, grew up in a simple village where he earned a reputation for cleverness as well as laziness. He applied his fine intelligence to wiggling out of any work that was asked of him, preferring to lie under a solitary oak endlessly whittling. In order to earn money to spend at the local pub, he looked for an "easy shilling" from gambling, a pastime at which he excelled. In his whole life he never made a single enemy, never made a single friend and never performed a selfless act for anyone.

One Halloween, as it happened, the time came for him to die. When the devil arrived to take his soul, Jack was lazily drinking at the pub and asked permission to finish his ale. The devil agreed, and Jack thought fast. "If you really have any power," he said slyly, "you could transform yourself into a shilling."

The devil snorted at such child’s play and instantly changed himself into a shilling. Jack grabbed the coin. He held it tight in his hand, which bore a cross-shaped scar. The power of the cross kept the devil imprisoned there, for everyone knows the devil is powerless when faced with the cross. Jack would not let the devil free until he granted him another year of life. Jack figured that would be plenty of time to repent. The devil left Jack at the pub.

The year rolled around to the next Halloween, but Jack never got around to repenting. Again the devil appeared to claim his soul, and again Jack bargained, this time challenging him to a game of dice, an offer Satan could never resist, but a game that Jack excelled at. The devil threw snake eyes—two ones—and was about to haul him off, but Jack used a pair of dice he himself had whittled. When they landed as two threes, forming the T-shape of a cross, once again the devil was powerless. Jack bargained for more time to repent.

He kept thinking he’d get around to repentance later, at the last possible minute. But the agreed-upon day arrived and death took him by surprise. The devil hadn’t showed up and Jack soon found out why not. Before he knew it Jack was in front of the pearly gates. St. Peter shook his head sadly and could not admit him, because in his whole life Jack had never performed a single selfless act. Then Jack presented himself before the gates of hell, but the devil was still seething. Satan refused to have anything to do with him.

"Where can I go?" cried Jack. "How can I see in the darkness?"

The devil tossed a burning coal into a hollow pumpkin and ordered him to wander forever with only the pumpkin to light his path. From that day to this he has been called "Jack o’ the Lantern." Sometimes he appears on Halloween!

Taken from the Catholic Update: "How Halloween Can Be Redeemed," by Page McKean Zyromski





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BZ

BZ is busy.

Busy eh... Sik pat mok update blog musim tok. Banyak esemen mok dipolah. Dahlah exam dah nak dekat. Masalah pun mala jak menimpa nasib ku. Huhu... Apa-apa pun, ku mesti tabahkan dirik.
Banyak benda mok ditulis rah blog ku tok sebenanya.Tapi ngantik time cuti lah. Time cuti kelak ku "memuntahkan" segala topic nok terpendam sitok (mun ada berokband la, sebab mak ku madah nya mok beli berokband pakei online rah kampong). Ku mok menghafal lok pakei ku "memuntahkan" otak ku time exam kelak.
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In Memory of Rebekah Tiong



October 2, 1988 -October 15, 2010

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28


Deepest condolence to her family.


Safely Home

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's Will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth--
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!


Although I was not a close friend of her, losing a nice colleague leaves a big impact to me. All of sudden, she left us. As we were learning, working and struggling together, we never expect this to happen, plus I and even her closest companion did not have the chance to say goodbye to her. Now, she have no more sufferings and agony. Maybe it is not a permanent farewell, because I know, she will join the others in the heaven, waiting for us. Life must go on.

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Memorable Convo Fest with Mike


It is the Convocation season in Malaysia! Firstly I would like to congratulate all graduates of UNIMAS this year. I can really feel the excitement in the air. I can't wait to graduate. mine is next year (hopefully). Haha...

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9th October 2010- I was feeling disappoint because nobody could fetch me back to kampong. I thought there will be nothing to do this weekend. So last night after dinner, I did my laundry. It was rainy that night, and I wonder, who would want to out tonight? As I hang my clothes at the balcony, I heard a familiar voice coughing outside. It was Mike. Ah, I got his message... He brought an umbrella. I changed my pants immediately, grabbed my sweater, hand phone and purse, and approached him.

“So where we are heading tonight?” I asked him. Sounded like asking him to go to some place like cinema, party or else. We are living in modesty, we do not have any car or money to rent car. so it means that we were only deciding to go out to some place nearby. “Let’s go to East Campus. It’s Convo Fest (pesta konvo). Is there bus at this time?” I said. “Sure! I have not eaten yet. Plus, Sixth Sense is going to perform tonight.” Oh boy, why didn’t I know about that? Why didn’t the news spread earlier?

As we arrived at the bus stop, I was quite surprised to see the crowd waiting for the bus. Nampaknya hujan bukan penghalang. We waited for almost an hour and the bus was just like melimpah ruah dengan manusia sampai macam nak mengalir keluar melalui tingkap (hyperbole). Hahahaha... Ehem... As we reached East campus, we tried to find some place to eat. Situ pun banyak manusia juga, dahlah hari hujan! So, we sacrificed our energy to Desa Ilmu to have supper first (it was already 10pm).

We went back to East Campus and people were still waiting for Sixth Sense. Sixth sense came a few minutes later and the crowd were screaming (maybe Sixth Sense were wondering why the screams were not loud and merry enough). It was rainy and everybody held umbrella. I assumed that was the reason. Adi (vocalist of Sixth Sense) kept asking for more voices from the floor, because the audiences were quite dingin. “Do not get us wrong Adi, there are really lots of fanatic fans of you here,” I thought to myself. I usually scream in concerts, but I couldn’t do so because I had a cough cold. Plus, no one near us was screaming, so I shy to scream at least once. =P By the way, we really enjoyed their performance. I am not a fanatic fan but I really really love their fantastic music.

Mike asked me to capture some photos during the concert but unfortunately, my phone was out of battery! Damn! Adi loves to be close to fans. He went down to the floor twice. The second time he went to the floor, he walked to the right side of the stage first, then, he went toward us on the left side. At first I was just watching it on the screen. Few seconds later I did not realize that Adi was running right in front of us (I was still watching the screen!) and I was really shocked to see him as I turned my head down. He lent his hand to the audiences he passed by. So I quickly strecthed out my arm to reach him. Mike was successful and (perhaps he was the last audience Adi touched) but I missed it! That was close...Damn! When the concert was over, I yelled with envy at Mike.

That was not the funny moment yet. Next, we waited for the bus. It was past twelve already. It seemed like everybody was a Cinderella. Only two buses were scheduled first, and both of them were damn full like melimpah ruah again. We waited for half an hour I guess, but the buses had not move yet. There were too many students in the bus yet way too many students waiting outside. So, most of us decided to walk a parade home. It was really like a parade! Walking from East Campus to West Campus is like walking 3 miles! Some students were demonstrating by blocking the bus. Many were recording the crazy moment and mentioned about uploading the photos and videos in Facebook. Finally we reached west Campus safely. Everybody was gone and the Campus was suddenly quiet. Gerenti tidur berdengkur lah diorang malam ni, tapi main fesbuk dulu... Mike and I had a chit chat for a while before he sends me home.

What a student life...


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Can Tokay Gecko Really Cure Cancers?

My family is finding an idea of what kind of business to run. Running homestay, cabinet making, handicraft and agroforestry are among the choices. It is just a plan anyway.

Tokek found in jungle.

One day, my mum asked me about Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) or locally known as cicak tokek (because it makes sound like "kekekek"). She said that this geckos price so high up to a million ringgit (I am not sure what parameter measures the price). I asked her why is that so? She said that she read from many websites that these geckos can cure cancer and people around Malaysia are hoo-haa about it. She ordered me to ask my grandfather whether there are such geckos in the jungle of our village so that we can sell them. Urm... I never heard of the fact. None of my lecturers ever mention about it. I was very skeptic about this, and I hate selling wild animals somemore.

Tokeks can also live in houses (only in Southeast Asia).



So I went to browse some info about this tokek. Words that attracted me as I read the list of the entries are puluhan ribu ringgit and HIV. Then I clicked a blog that mention the tokek. It stated there that tokek have high therapeutic values which it can halt the growth of cancer, and acts against HIV and H1N1? Wait a second... H1N1? I thought vaccine is the only way to prevent H1N1 and there is no cure for the disease. Plus, it is very hard to make the influenza vaccine. It supposed to be so easy to cure H1N1 if the lizard can keep doctors away. The villagers only have to race and hunt more of this lizard without spending bulky Ringgits to cure H1N1.

Do you really know what is the meaning of vaccine? Generally, vaccine is an agent that resembles a virus or bacteria that causes a disease, made to stimulate the immunity system of the body so that antibody that against the virus can be produced. Actually, vaccine is an inactivated or dead virus/bacteria, when inserted to our body, the immune system can recognize them without any harm occur. As a result, the immune system can easily destroy the real one in future. It is not easy to produce influenza vaccine including H1N1 vaccine because influenza viruses can change (mutates) rapidly and frequently. So how can a lizard's tongue be a vaccine? Think, think and think!

Okay, maybe I should think more deeply. The article also mention how does the potion in the gecko can heal the diseases in a scientific way, not a magic way. The active ingredients that do the fighting is the "Tri-heksipentafenikol" (name given by IUPAC, spelling is in Malay/Indon because the article is in Indon). I suppose the spelling in English is Tri-hexipentaphenicol. Now that sounds really convincing... I became very convinced and started to think "lets go hunting!"

WAIT... Curiosity urged me again! How does the trihexess... what was it again? Ok, Tri-hexipentaphenicol act? I am not a chemist, I only know basic substaces/compounds. So, I browsed for it and the result was:

We did not find results for: Tri-hexipentaphenicol. Try the suggestions below or type a new query above.
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Then I tried using different approach. I went to the NCBI Entrez browser and applied boolean operator to make query like I learnt in Bioinformatics. I typed "Gecko AND cancer". No desired results found! Then I searched for it in google scholars. I searched for Gekko gecko and cancer again. There are no entry about it....

So, what can I conclude here is, there is no such thing! It is just a HOAX! There is no scientific evidence to verify that tokek can cure diseases. But if you really know that tokek really can cure diseases, please correct me and prove me the fact. Humans are greedy. But I am still wondering, why tokek?


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Bidayuh Lady of the Month (October): Carrie

Party!

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Siapa warga Pichin yang tidak mengenali Carrie? Walaupun tinggal di pinggir kampung, Carrie cukup dikenali serta disenangi oleh semua penduduk Pichin tanpa mengira usia, jantina, taraf hidup mahupun taraf sosial disebabkan sikapnya yang ramah mesra dan suka membantu orang tanpa mengira bulu. That’s what we call versatile!

Carrie suatu ketika dahulu menjadi impian para jejaka. Malangnya kini tidak lagi. Kenapa? Adakah kerana beliau sudah tidak cantik? Haha... Sebenarnya hati beliau sudahpun dimiliki seorang jejaka bertuah buat selamanya. Kini beliau sudahpun mempunyai seorang cahaya mata. Walaupun begitu, kecantikannya tetap maintain.

Carrie berasal daripada keluarga yang mementingkan pendidikan. Namun, ia bukanlah penghalang untuk carrie bergaul dengan belia tanpa mengira latar belakang. Carrie sangat terkenal dengan sifat ‘happy go lucky’. Beliau menyatakan bahawa beliau suka menjadi ‘centre of attraction’. Itu tidak dapat dinafikan kerana sewaktu beliau masih bujang, beliaulah ‘dalang’ yang menceriakan pesta dan meriuhkan parti dalam kalangan belia Pichin. We can really feel something missing in a party with the absence of her. She was the loud, the bomb, the attraction and she could even be the music.

Selain gemar menjadi tumpuan, Carrie juga seorang yang kreatif dan suka menjadi unik. Beliau suka melakukan perkara dengan pendekatan dan cara yang berbeza. Carrie baru menamatkan pengajian ijazah sarjana muda dalam bidang perniagaan. Walaupun beliau sangat sukakan keseronokan, ternyata pelajaran dan tetap menjadi keutamaan kerana ia merupakan jaminan masa depan dan panduan hala tuju hidup. She looks at the brighter side of her life. (Enjoy pun enjoy... Kena ingat juga perkara yang penting).

Keluarga juga menjadi salah satu keutamaan beliau, dan saya yakin ia adalah keutamaan yang paling atas kerana beliau sendiri berkata, "where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts"...yey...


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