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.