Archive for the ‘General Interests’ Category

Menulis Nota di Betis….
May 2, 2009

Sepanjang aku bergelar seorang pelajar dalam konteks formal (untuk aku, setiap hari kita adalah pelajar kerana kita belajar pelbagai benda setiap hari) yang aku tahu benda yg digunakan untuk menulis nota ialah buku, kertas, Word (yg dlm pc tu) tapi aku belum pernah mendengar nota yg ditulis di betis. INI PENEMUAN BARU!!!

Minggu lepas aku mengawasi peperiksaan final di tempat aku…sedang bersembang-sembang dengan Kak Mah, dia memecahkan suasana dengan ungkapan “nampak tak student cute tuh…?Tadi akak tangkap dia tulis nota di betis!!!”

Aku pun WOW!!!

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Find Your Luck at Bishop Auckland
May 5, 2008

I went to Bishop Auckland last week ( 27/4/2008 ) with my friend, a new comer to Durham, Lutfi. There is no specific purpose to go there except for wasting our time and money…HELLO!!! The money is denominated in POUND yerr..!!!haha..it is not a cheap currency, bear in mind please…hahaha.

So, the journey by train kindda ridiculous in the sense that if you go there by taking road transportations like bus, taxi etc..the journey should be much simpler and straight forward. However, if you feel that you don’t have anything to do and your pocket kindda thick with monies, then train is the best method for you..hahaha. By boarding a train, you have to stop at Darlington first, before taking another train to Bishop Auckland. Anyway, it was a good experience since I can drop by at Darlington and snapped a pic there. Do u know where the name Darlington is coming from? See..you don’t know..so allow me to tell you the meaning of Darlington. Darlington means a place whereby many darlings come down to stop for a while before continuing their journey to Bishop Auckland. Is it true??? No of course not!haha…

So, to make it shorter, Bishop Auckland is really a nice place with the scenery of country side. For me, it is really a typical English ‘kampung’ with sheeps, tiny roads, compressed buildings located in the heart of the town, a unique church design and if you are lucky, you can see boys handling horse cart. I saw them last week, means that I am a lucky guy.

Apart from that, I do enjoy talking with the gate keeper of the Roman Bath. He was really a nice guy with a typical English jokes. Amongst the topics that were chatted was football.

Me:…So what is your favorite football club then..?

The guy: Should I tell you…err..(with cynical way of staring)

Me: Yes, please. I would like to know…

The guy: I’m from Manchester…guess you should know then..

Me:Ohh..ic..err by the way…yo got two teams there….

The guy:Ohh no no…there is only 1 team in Manchester and the other one is amateur..(haha..this guy is really MU hardcore supporter).

Me:Hahaha….ic..ic..

The guy:What’s yours then..?

Me:I only like 2 teams…In Germany it is Bayern Munich…(then the guy sunddenly interfere)

The guy:What a shame…what a shame…haha

Me:Hahaha….While in England I like Newcastle United…

The guy:Ohh…what a shame again..what a shame…haha

Me: (This guy is really getting tougher lahh)..Haha.by the way NU is picking up good results recently. And I know that NU is often dubbed as ‘sleeping giant’…

The guy:Sleeping Giant??? Then when it going to wake up then…hahaha

Me:Haahaha….(I can’t hold anymore..I must respond to his cynical jokes). By the way, what it the recent MU result yaa..?

The guy:OOhh…he’s really knows everything…hahaha (he was talking and nodding to Lutfi)

Me:Yess….(padan muka ko..FYI, MU kalah dengan Chelsea hari tu 2-1)..hahahaha

 

Durham; The Land of Prince Bishop…
February 25, 2008

Nama “Durham” berasal dari perkataan Inggeris klasik yang berbunyi “dun-holm”, yang bermaksud “hill-island” (Wikipedia Jan 26, 2008). Durham juga tempat terletaknya Durham University (salah satu universiti tertua dan terulung di UK dan Eropah), gereja seni bina Norman dan kota lama. Secara sepintas lalu, Durham ialah sebuah bandar kecil yang mengekalkan ciri-ciri lama dan kehidupan tradisi masyarakat Inggeris.
Bandar besar yang terletak berhampiran Durham ialah Sunderland dan Newcastle. “The two great rivals in the English Premier League”. Sistem pengangkutan yang cekap sememangnya patut diteladani di Malaysia. Rangkaian kereta api laju yang menghubungi Durham dengan kawasan sekitarnya kelihatan sempurna dan sekiranya kereta api menghadapai masalah, perkidmatan “shuttle bus” disediakan dengan cepat. Di samping itu, kekerapan bas yang melalui kawasan penempatan awam juga pada tahap yang baik. Dikatakan perbezaan masa yang tercatat di dalam jadual dengan keadaan sebenar adalah hanya 1-2 minit sahaja. Selain itu, masyarakat di sini juga gemar menggunakan pengangkutan awam, mungkin kerana kawasan meletak kereta yang terhad, di samping sistem pengangkutan awam yang baik menjadi pemangkin kepada tabiat baik ini.


Kedai makanan halal agak terhad atau sukar didapati di sini. Kebiasannya, masyarakat Islam terutamanya golongan Melayu Malaysia yang tinggal di sini akan berkunjung ke Newcastle untuk membeli stok keperluan makanan dan keperluan yang lain dalam kuantiti yang besar. Kebanyakan masyarakat Melayu tinggal di kawasan Bowburn, sekitar 3-4km dari Durham University.
Walau bagaimanapun, tahap kebersihan di sini tidaklah seperti yang difikirkan oleh sesetengah kita yang belum pernah berkunjung ke sini. Sampah boleh dijumpai di tempat-tempat tersorok di sekitar tebing sungai dan di lereng bukit menghala ke stesen kereta api. Sesetengah tempat di Melaka lebih bersih dari kawasan di sini. Namun, ini hanyalah kes terpencil. Seperti kata seorang kawan, “Geordie memang macam ini. Engkau kena pergi London dulu…”. Mungkin kata-katanya benar.
Wallahualam.

Perkara Paling Sukar di UK…
February 25, 2008

*Halal Foods? No.
*Accommodation? No.
*Racism? No.
*Sexy women? Obviously No.
*Finding the direction for solah (qiblah)? No.
*Finding Malaysian here? No.Then, what is it…???

*The ‘requirement’ to bring water in bottles for your nature calls. That is the most difficult part, for me…hehehe.

Mat Saleh yg Generous….
February 25, 2008

Satu benda yg ‘best’ di sini ialah; kebanyakan aktiviti mereka sentiasa ada duit sebagai sagu hati atau upah penat lelah.Sekiranya anda berminat menjadi ‘subject experiment’ seperti ‘focus group’, university akan membayar anda minimum 5 pounds and maximum 10 pounds per 1-2 hours.

Sekiranya anda hendak menjadi ‘invigilator’, anda mungkin dapat sebanyak 40 pounds per 1 sesi peperiksaan. Sekiranya anda gila duit, jadila invigilator untuk 2 sesi penuh dan memiliki 80 pounds sehari. Kebiasaannya peperiksaan akan berlangsung sehingga 3 minggu.

Daripada mana mereka dapat sebanyak itu? Daripada duit kami la yang membayar beribu pounds setiap sesi semester lee…. Hahaha…’such a small world’.