Sunday, May 17, 2009

Rindu Nanti

Forgive me for the long silence. First of all, I just would like to say that I'm not yet ready to blog about my 'future', you know, where am I gonna continue my studies and stuff. I'll tell when I'm ready, okay :)

I wanna share with all of you a meaningful and lovely quote from my good friend, it goes like this;

"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser."

-Abang Zul

I think its beautiful. Take some time to ponder over it :)

By the way, I think most of you know that I've been working as a paid volunteer at Petrosains KLCC, right? Well, not for a moment have I ever regretted applying for that job. I've met some amazing people there, and I had the privilege of working amongst adults. And I realized how much we can learn from them. I met some of the best people in my life there and I'll be really sad when I start my studies and won't be able to work regularly anymore.

Rindu sangat dekat Kak Nadia, Kak Erma, Kak Tasha, Kak Narz, Kak Natrah, Kak Yaya, Abang Baem, Jiji, Abang Azriff, Abang Mi and Abang Yazid nanti! Hwaaaa :(

I'm not ashamed to admit that I Sayang Petrosains. And all the people there. Including Stagnos, PB's and kakak cleaners. Semua best-best and sangat cool. Saaaaaaaaaaaaayang all of them :):)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What Malaysians Want

Today I would like to move away a little bit from my usual rantings about my own life, and instead share with all of you something that is, in my opinion, more important. Something that affects us all and represents everything that we want as citizens of this nation.

Its not originally written by me btw, I think those of you who read the newspapers lately, you would have spotted this full page ad by Anas Zubedy. I think it perfectly represents what I, and many other Malaysians truly want and hope for from the leaders and fellow citizens of Malaysia.

What Malaysians Want: A Social Contract

We want a Social Contract that ...

I) Sees wrong as wrong and right as right, no matter who did it.

II) No individual or community is left behind regardless of race or geography.

III) We work towards zero poverty – it’s superfluous to have skyscrapers and state of the art structures when there are Malaysians who do not have a place to call home.

IV) Recognizes the Malay and indigenous customs form the core culture while the Chinese, Indian and other cultures play strong supportive roles to make our nation a unique and exciting brand.

V) All Malaysian children receive a first rate education, every child is supported and encouraged to achieve his or her maximum potential.

VI) Encourages us to practice sustainable development without corruption.

VII) Allows us learn and appreciate our own religion while at the same time encourages us to understand the religions practiced by our fellow Malaysians.

VIII) We help each other in business and transfer knowledge and skills from one community to another.

IX) Treats non-Malaysians serving in our nation, Bangladeshis or Europeans; with equality, respect and dignity.

X) Does not introduce racism and division to our children at school or at home.

XI) We provide adequate health care for all.

XII) We look at our constitution as a whole and not pick and choose out of context to suit an argument.

XIII) Do unto your Malaysian brothers and sisters as you would like them do unto you.

XIV) Acknowledges that we are Many Colors, but One Race, Bangsa Malaysia.

There's lots more where this came from:

The above is the fourth of the “What Malaysians Want " series advertisements. The previous ones were:

Development Without Corruption: http://letusaddvalue.blogspot.com/2008/12/have-meaningful-xmas.html

A First-Rate Education: http://letusaddvalue.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-malaysian-want.html

Politicians who cooperate and compete to make Malaysia a better place: http://letusaddvalue.blogspot.com/2009/04/have-meaningful-vaisakhi.html

Full credits to Anas Zubedy - http://letusaddvalue.blogspot.com/

To my dearest friends, to those who read my blog, youth of today, take some time to read these articles, read, understand and think about it. I really feel that Anas Zubedy is someone who truly loves his country, because all he wants is the best for all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, creed or colour. Truly inspiring :):)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Crossroads

At last, the much-anticipated UPU results are finally out.

And I will be the one of many, many others who will share my results with the world through blogging. Haha.

Alhamdulillah, I got my first choice, Asasi Undang-Undang Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia :)

I was so happy and relieved they didn't offer me Asasi Sains Hayat UM, which was my last choice. Very very thankful I got my first choice. Tak ramai yang dapat.

I'm actually conflicted now. I still want to go overseas, and since I didn't qualify for the next round of interviews for the SC scholarship (I know, I cried over that already. But I figured, maybe Allah has other plans for me), my only hope is JPA. IF, lets say, I don't get JPA, my mom gave me two options. Either I go to UIA, with no hope of going overseas for my degree, or go to HELP University College for A-Levels, self-funded by her and my dad.

HELP is expensive. Very expensive. But my mom said, if I really want to go, she can afford to pay for it. But I must get a scholarship for degree, because she cannot afford to send me overseas for degree. Kenapa la UM ni bodoh sangat tak accept A-Levels for their Law degree? Accept STPM je. Bodoh tak. That puts me on more pressure, because I thought if I tak dapat scholarship for degree after my A-Levels at HELP, boleh la pegi UM. But noooooo. UM accept STPM jerr. Stupid.

So sambil tunggu results JPA ni (waiting is agony, btw), I'm sending an application to HELP. Please God, let me have that JPA scholarship, please. Send me to a residential college, please. I don't want to burden my parents but I still want to go overseas.

I need you, JPA! Insyaallah dapat. Please. Amiinn :)