14 December 2013

When we think we got things under control

"Dont worry, I have things under control"

Really? How sure am I? In fact, statistically, its not always been under control. Say what you want but things like feelings and emotions, its not something easy to control.

Only Allah, the owner of all souls, is the controller and that is why, we must abide to whatever He said. Its always a simple straightforward command which is easy to understand. But we somehow think that we are able to manage things differently.

Seems like we think we know better than our creator, isn't it?

Nauzubillah minzalik. All good relationship if we wants it to last, all we need is Allah's blessing. And there is no other way to get the blessing than following His command. Having said that, we put an effort to comply to the Islam's code of conduct as per Al Quran and Sunnah. Noncompliance will definitely results in failure in whatever we do.

So here I am trying to do things differently from other, thinking that I can do this my way. But I forgot that its not as simple as it looks. So now I've realized. I hope its not too late.

So yeah, Nassim, Ill take your advice. Its up to her to accept it or not. If non acceptance is the answer, than we shall not continue.

Lets get the blessing beforehand and only plan accordingly. Have faith. Believe. That is all we need!

01 December 2013

Kebab Turki

Tonight we had a simple yet filling dinner. Earlier this afternoon out of sudden my mom wants to try out the "Publicized " Kebab Turki which was covered on-air by TV3 's famous Jalan-jalan Cari Makan. So thats where it all started.

Hearing that from mom, makes me craves for it as well because i also loves kebab. When i was in france , kebab was so thick and juicy and savory and ... Argh...how i miss them T_T. Came back to Malaysia, kebab especially from Pasar Malam stalls, was a total let down. Kebab was small, thin, chilli sauce flavoured... Really destroys my memory of kebab. So i stop taking it.

So coming back to the story, i was told that the kebab is located in bangsar. ...That is a long way.... But due to the craves and request from mom, cant help it. After all, it is an ibadah to please our parents. So i electric started my Duke 200 and blast my way to bangsar. Took me 30 minutes to find the stall. It was a pretty small. And people was queing. "its going to be a long wait".

So i sat there in a corner, took out my phone. Checked whatsapp, facebook...no notification.. sigh... I was waiting for a reply since 3pm but its okay. I understands. No worries. Its for our own good.

And after a long wait, finally, i got mine after hours of waiting. Then i fly straight home.

The kebab was decent. The meat is juicy, and savory. Size is good enough. Wrapping was just nice. The packaging was pretty innovative too. But the down side is too much salad-cucumber which kills the meat taste. Gave u the watery feels at every bite. Sometimes i felt like  removing them.  Overall, it was okay. Not so bad if compared to pasar malam's.

But it will not makes me want to come again and go through the long road just for it. Its just not enough. Hehe.

30 November 2013

Test Drive day: Honda City 1.5E vs VW Polo Sedan 1.6

So today was my test drive day as im looking for a family car for ofcourse, my family.
Volkswagen Polo Sedan 1.6 

Volkswagen Polo Sedan 1.6 

Honda City 1.5 E 2013

Honda City 1.5 E 2013

So i managed to test drive the following cars which were Honda City and VW Polo Sedan. Both are quite decent cars with price falls in the same range. So the question will be which is more worth in term of money.
Performance side, i feel Honda City is more responsive in terms of acceleration and is more agile to move around on the road. The car also have pedal shifter that allows you to accelerate quickly as you prefered. The engine sound is also fun when u pressed it hard. Cornering is good too. VW Polo despite the 1.6 engine is not as responsive. It gives u enough power to overtake but feels lack of power. Cornering also quite similar to City. But this car is more sound-isolated, means that the cabin is very quiet. No pedal shifter on the streeting wheel but it has the tiptronic CVT that allows u to overide the auto transmission as u wish on the gear handle. But honestly, i dont think that will be as useful as the pedal shifters. I love that seriously.

Comfort wise, i have to say VW is better. Quiet cabin and more absorbing suspension really gives u a comfortable ride. Honda City is good too. As I hit the pot holes along the road, it doesnt bumps that much. However, these two cars could not beat Nissan Almera in term of comfort.

Boot space is decent for both. As a sedan, it should be enough space for a small family to pack stuff for vacation or balik kampung.

Overall, i m satified with Honda City. Its a really fun car to drive (like so much better than Almera). VW Polo sedan is more to people who loves luxury and high standard lifestyle. It is not as practical as the other two. Not so much "value buy" unless u appreciates class and lux.

I still have another 3 cars to be test driven. Proton Preve, Suprima S, and Toyota Vios. After that, i may come out with the conclusion of which car is the best. i just need a car that can travel frequent all the way to Johor. Yup. Thats all i need. So no need all these pricy and fancy features that i, or anyone may not use at all

25 November 2013

Nissan Almera

Last weekend I went for a test drive of the 2013 Nissan Almera. It has 3 variation from E Class, V Class and VL Class which i dont know what it represent -_-".

Anyway, while driving it in JB town, it run pretty smooth. I purposely ran into potholes and it absorbs like cushion. One of my passenger at that time actually fell asleep and amazingly was asleep throughout the journey. Isnt that a good sign of comfort! Acceleration is a bit frustrating though. Tried to pressed it hard but it did not gave me the G effect. Regardless, it is a small family car so speed isn't its bread and butter.
Fuel consumption wise I think Nissan is quite reputable. So not much to worry. With its aluminium CVTC engine which is lighter than its VVTi and VTEC competitors, i think its quite decent even it is lower in horse power than the other two engine.

Overall i felt that this car is awesome. Really looks forward to buy one some day. But that maybe after I tested out the other two rivals which are Honda City and Toyota Vios.

Added Responsibility

Recently I was entrusted with more responsibility. in other words, more job -_-". I wasnt familiar with the job and it stressed me out. Feels like i wont be able to make it in time.

Fortunately, I have a good friend. And this friend told me that its part of growing up. Once you get a grip at it then Allah will give more responsibility for you to handle. And once you are ready, you'll be given even bigger responsibility which you will be accountable in the hereafter. That gave me a good moral boost and positively influence the way I see things. I wanted to have "that" responsibility. So I have to train myself to be ready for "it". Get use to this hardship. When the time comes, I ll be more prepared.

Do things a step at a time! You'll be surprised how much work can be done by doing such.

27 January 2011

Broga Hill 2

Last Tuesday, I went again to Broga Hill. It's not like I liked the hill but since one of my friend from Sarawak came to KL and she was reaaallyy looking forward to hike Broga. But guess what, it was a lot better than the last time I went there.

We've planned to go at 8am in the morning but since I was going with girls, (make up and stuff..) I think everyone could have guess. We departed from Bandar Tasik Selatan at 9am and went straight to Broga. I actually didn't remember the road because last time I use Sungai Besi Highway. This time, I followed the Cheras-Kajang Highway. But the road wasn't that difficult as long as I follow the direction to Semenyih. Along the way, there were three tolls and
Lin, the girl from Sarawak complained about how many tolls were there to go there. Haha. Wait til she see how many tolls at KL. For me, I don't really complained the toll because we pay for good smooth ride. I did told her this but i think she didn't get what I meant.

We reached at foot of the hill around 10am. There were only few cars on the parking lot. It was a good new and bad new. Good new was there will be less people along the tracks which make it a lot easier to climb at our own speed. When we tired, we rest. When we wanted to take picture, we stop in the middle of the road and took picture. The bad new was if anything happens, who's going to help us.

As we walked up, I heard a voice; "Tired lah." And we were only starting. but we all keep on walking up. As we reach a point, we saw a group of people walking down with a man injured. The guy had cramped legs. His friends lift him and slowly walks down. I hope it doesn't scares Lin. Haha. Besides, Aisyah some how looked tired and felt sudden chest pain. This what I've been worrying about. I already thought of descending if she cannot continue. What else to do? I don't want to leave anyone behind. Luckily, after some rest and motivation by Aiman, she could continue walking.

*a guy suddenly give me his news paper on his way down..

The pace was pretty much slower than last time. Maybe last time I went with guys, so girls might tire faster. We rested a lot. But better slower than never. At 11am, we reached a point which I called Check point 1. It's a beautiful spot. We stopped for a while and took pictures. At check point 1, we took along rest because we only completed halfway. As we rest, Aiman explains about granite. We talked about rocks a lot. Until Aisyah from engineering course also knew some of the geological term. Now I understand why Islah kept on talking about rocks when I was in foundation while we were picnicking at Lambir.
*lecture by Aiman

After that, I thought that most of us wanted to go back already at that time but their spirit was burning! (I'm exaggerating). They wanted to complete the journey! So we continued to walk up, although it was slow.

The track was a lot more difficult and tiring. But we all made it to the top and took this photo:

*aiman, aisyah, lin and me

It was a very tiring event. then we all went to eat at Kayu Nasi Kandar at Bandar Seri Permaisuri to refill what had been lost. I never really thought that we could reach the top which is 400m height and walking distance on 1.7km. I guess I underestimated them. And girls are really good at motivating people. I should learn from them. Anyway, thanks Aiman, Aisyah and Lin.. You guys made my day!

21 January 2011

The Awesome Trip Part 2

The trip was supposed to start at 8am where we planned to go to Putrajaya to see Pameran Batu-Batu Pelik. Unfortunately I couldn't go because my mom wanted to use her car for the morning. Besides, my dad asked me to wash his car. So I was only free after 10am. Well thats not bad at all. I heard the Pameran Batu samples are almost the same to our lab samples.

At 10.30am, I and my brother, Ammar, went straight to Shah Alam for todays trip. Guess what, we went to Skytrex at Bukit Cherakah. The idea of going here came thanks to Utusan Malaysia (thanks to Naqi). So everyone, go buy Utusan Malaysia everyday! Back to the trip, we arrived at rendez vous point around 11.30am and from there we went straight to Skytrex with guide from Hafiz. So there we are, 9 of us. There were Aju, Gem, Amy, Butet, Peng, Hafiz, Naqi, Ammar, and me.

We took Big Thrill package which is the medium. It has 22 challenges that we need to do to complete the journey. but i didn't actually count how many were there. Just follow the flow. The scariest part of the obstacle was the swinging bridge (not official name). I just don't know how to cross properly and it is very unstable. But in the end I managed to get through.

I'm the last one to finish and the last flying fox, was the longest. but it wasn't that fast. At least i enjoyed it. So there it is skytrex. Then we went to Pelita, a mamak stall nearby and have our lunch together.

The trip didn,t stop there. After that, I, Ammar, Butet,
Peng and Naqi stop by at Amy's house. She made us a special brownies. It took roughly 1 hour for it to be ready but it was worth it. sedaaappp gila. Next time hopefully amy can make one at Miri. Thanks Amy.

That was all for the awesome trip. Finally I made use of time for this weekend. Maybe next week I could go travel somewhere. We'll see