6:48 PM

Travelogue: Melaka

Travelogue: Melaka
It has been a while since I went out for a trip with my friends. Despite all the emotions conflicts along our trip - 'cause you know we were going out with girls 🖑, I can say that this trip was a success! From Friday afternoon to Sunday night, there won't be any single moment I don't cherish.


On our first day, we didn't do much. We just went out to eat roti terbang and asam pedas claypot for our dinner and had supper at Justberrys Dessert House, Melaka and then we rest for a long day of tomorrow.

I've been to Melaka few times with my family but as far as I remember, never once in my memory, my dad brings me to the A'famosa fort. So, my friends took me to the A'famosa to satisfy my craving. Although some say that there is nothing inside the A'famosa, it is just a building - Apparently, that is what my dad told me when I asked him to take me to A'famosa. But it wasn't nothing for me. We took a lot of photos and videos there.


Even though some say that Afamosa is just a small part of a mere fortress, I believe it does have their own sentimental value especially to those who love history.


I know this is weird but I can't help relating this huge ship to Titanic 😹. So welcome to the Maritime Museum of Malacca. That huge ship was said as a replica of Portuguese ship named Flor de la Mar. This ship was used to carry loot plundered from Malacca and sank off at the coast of Malacca when it was on its way back to Portugal. After spending one night here, I heard that there is The Pirate Adventure in Malacca and it is also one of the attractions in Malacca, unfortunately, we didn't get chance to go there as it is open at 7 pm.

What is Malacca without Pantai Klebang? We went to the Pantai Klebang Beachfront in the evening to watch the sunset and went again the next afternoon (yes, AFTERNOON) to the Pantai Klebang Sand Dunes.

Because she really wants to take this kind of pose so bad. So lemme help
As for the Pantai Klebang Sand Dunes, it is popular for a perfect photography shoot, be it an amateur or professional. We thought we were crazy enough to have a photoshoot at the sort of; desert in the afternoon, but as soon as we arrived there, lol there were bunches of people as crazy as we are. We took photos and even shot an 'Ayat-ayat Cinta' music video.
Desir pasir di padang tandus

Segersang pemikiran hati
You can watch our first music video on my instagram's highlight. HAHA

Casababa Gallery

Actually, our first intention is going to the Casababa Museum, but on our way to the museum, we found this gallery and asked what is the difference between the gallery and the museum to the person in charge here. With the price RM 1 less to the museum, and we can try on their cloth and pictures are allowed so we decided to come here instead. After 20 minutes of commentary on Casababa, we put the Nyonya Clothes on and took pictures.


This is the only proper picture we have. Others are sooo 🙅. But for those who want to do documentary videos here especially for Ethnic and TITAS assignment, I'd love to recommend here.

As for the food, Malacca has so many foods that go viral on the internet. We tried a lot of restaurants here. Asam Pedas Claypot, Roti Terbang, JustBerry's Dessert House, Roti Canai Kayu Arang Melaka, Roti Canai Kak Ro, Kuih Keria Melaka, Coconut Shake Pantai Klebang and Mee Besen. But if you ask for my recommendation, I'd love to say I love the Mee Besen the most! And actually I even took the picture of them but when I searched it back in my gallery, it is nowhere to be found.

So that is the wrap up the trip of me and my bawangs. Will write more in future. Later.


10:21 PM

There are still good people out there - Living with us

There are still good people out there - Living with us
This post title makes me feel like writing a science-related article😂. You guys know what, I have like 3 pending lists of what I want to write on my blog. But time, never allows me. 



3rd April 2018
It was a rainy day. The class was ended at 3, then I had a lunch together with my friends. We chatted for hours until I received a message from my dad asking me what time will I be home. Afraid to get caught in a storm, we decided to call it a day. I booked an uber to the LRT station. The fare was RM 6. I clearly remembered that I took out my money from the purse inside the car and paid to the driver. I get off from the car and rushed towards the LRT gate. As I opened my bag to take out my purse, I realized that my purse was not inside my bag. "Damn, I must be left it in that uber's car". So, I quickly called the uber driver.

"Bang, sorry bang nak tanya ada tak purse saya tertinggal dalam kereta abang?"
"Purse? Kejap eh abang cari"
"Okay"
A few seconds later,
"Tak de pun, dik" I flustered. Not again. It was my third time I lost my IC.
"Serius ke bang. Bang, sorry bang. Tapi boleh tak abang patah balik kejap?"
"Okay"

I get onto his car and searched for my purse and it was nowhere to be found. After a few minutes,
"Adik nak patah balik um ke? Cari purse?"
"Okay" Even though I was very sure that I lost my purse when I was in his car.
The rain was still coming down out there. I said thank you and get off his car but suddenly he called me,
"Dik, dik kejap. Nah" He handed me his umbrella. I confused.
"Erm, macam mana nak pulang payung ni? Abang nak tunggu saya ke?"
"Haaa, tunggulah"

I went inside the library and borrowed money from my friends and then I rushed back to the bus station. The driver parked his car at the appropriate place and stood beside his car with his raincoat. In the heavy rain.
"Jumpa tak, dik?" He asked. I shook my head.
"Ada duit tak ni nak balik? Tinggal mana? Nak abang hantarkan tak?" He asked me again. Out of concern.
"Patah balik, bang. Nak cari balik purse kat LRT mana tau jumpa"
"Okay"
I feel so bad because I didn't pay him this time because I have no money.

At the LRT station, I asked everyone who worked there if any of them have seen my purse at the station. Nobody answered yes. So I gave up searching for my purse and rode the LRT to the station nearby my house.

I was too scared to tell my parents so on my way to the home, I searched how much fine should I pay. It was RM 1000. Hell, I don't have that much of money so I was thinking to split up instead. 60:40 😂 Well, it was my fault anyway. So, serve me rightlah.

At the end of the LRT station, I saw my dad's car waiting to pick me up. 'Get ready with your facial expression, ain'. My clothes were soaking as I were out in the rain for hours. As soon as I opened the car's door, my dad asked me,
"Hilang purse eh?" I surprised. How the hell did he know? But still, I noded.
"Abah dah agak dah" and he laughed. HAHA

So the story behind this is actually I dropped my purse right when I get off the uber's car. And then, this aunty found my purse but she didn't know who should she refer to so she brought my purse to her home and asked her daughter to find any contact number to contact me. Fortunately, I kept my dad's office card so she called my dad. So that's how I finally found my purse back.

So in a day, I met two good and honest strangers. I find its amazing as every day through the social media (twitter especially) or daily news, we often hear a lot of negative stories. The story of betrayal and the ignorant society are the most common things. To know that these good people are really exist, even though to a stranger, it puts my heart at ease. "Ah, I can still put my trust to a stranger", "Ah, my society nowadays are not as ignorant as I thought" and to believe that there are still hopes that my future generation will be living in a better society.




12:53 AM

Travelogue: Jakarta, Indonesia

Travelogue: Jakarta, Indonesia
It is not my first time traveling to Jakarta. I've been there few times and I'm sure to revisit Jakarta next time. Jakarta is not on my radar as one of the countries that I'm yearning to visit, despite the crowded and the maddening traffic, Jakarta offers the best shopping option in South East Asia. Just like the others, we went to Jakarta for a shopping expedition apart from spending some time with families, putting a load of assignments and projects aside and allow me to kick back and relax.

Jakarta Historical Museum
Also known as Fatahillah Square located in the Old Town of Jakarta. For those who like cultural and historical experiences, this is a perfect place for you as Taman Fatahillah takes you back to the colonial time with preserved architectures of Europian style. For those who are not interested, they offer you nice spots for you to take pictures. XD

I know I look short here 
If you notice from the picture above, there are bicycles neatly lined with a matching hat hanging on it. These bicycles are offered for a tour, cycling around the Kota Tour and of course, they are not for free.

Since I don't enjoy history, let me have a cup of hot chocolate while reading my book.
That guy is real guys!

Taman Mini Indah
Since Indonesia is a collection of thousands of island, it is also a collection of thousands cultural and architectural styles. This park consists of their traditional houses and cultural in every region of Indonesia. Because the park is so huge (I have no idea why it is named as 'mini'), we drive around in a van and pick a certain region to take a tour.



The only region that catches my eyes is Bali. Maybe because it was a holiday, a lot of people had their ceremonies and a lot of houses closed. We also went to the komondo museum in the park because we saw a lot of peoples inside, so we thought it was interesting. But nope, honestly, it was a disappointment. There was nothing inside. It was not our day maybe.

Shopping
At first, we decided to buy stuff at Tanah Abang, but since our driver recommended us to go to Thamrin shopping mall instead, *'lebih dingin' katanya, so we went to Thamrin city on our sfirst day and Tanah Abang on our second day. I even made a list things to buy in Indonesia before I arrived in there hahah and yes we bought all things we listed thanks to abah.

For accommodation, we stayed in Ascott Residence, Jakarta and yes I love it there. The first day we entered the room, we were so excited. The furniture and their arrangements are really nice. Making us feel like princess *read we as in my sister and me only. hahah and because it was a short trip I thinks that is enough to update for this time. 

Will update more next time. Laters,

4:59 PM

First week of semester 6

First week of semester 6
The first week of the semester is like a second New Year's day. We set our goal, we start planning throughout of the semester and have a fresh start of the semester. But a fresh start did not apply to me as my first week of semester 6 was soooo exhausting. Taking 19 credit hours this semester of Plant Engineering, Momentum Transfer, Process Synthesis, Organic Chemistry, Design Exercise, Process Control and Separation Process II and all of these subjects have a mini project for our coursework marks.



Internship Applications
You know what stressed me a lot this week? It's the internship application process. I've been emailing to hundreds of company for months of my internship application and no one is replying my email and most of the replies are the auto-reply email - the address was not found. *dumbfounded* Where am I going to intern after this sem??!!


Plant Engineering
I think this is the most fun part of the week. In our Plant Engineering Subject, we need to find a partner for our mini project with conditions; different gender and different races. It is kind of rare case for us because most of our project is usually conducted in a group or individual so it is our first time to work in pair and of course I gonna get Chinese guy as my partner. It's like 'Confession of Love' races. We propose and got accepted/rejected. When the proposal was accepted, the whole class celebrate and when we were rejected the class is like, "Propose him. He is still single!" and then we propose the other guy and got accepted. And the class celebrate again! Even our terms used are cringe. Propose, cerai, dumped and stuff. I think this is the most fun part kot of my whole week. Hahah. Also, the mini project is not a joke, the thickness is like "weh, ni proposal nak bukak kilang ke apa?!"


Residental Hostel
We called it as college, and I didn't get into college. I am so frustrated. Apart from the traffic, I am actually more worried about my group project as we might need to do a group discussion until late night. My house is about 40 minutes to college by car. Plus, I can't drive, plus it gonna end at late night and public transport won't be available at that time. And, to sleep in my friend's room, I'm afraid to bother her roommate.

My 2018 Planner
What is a new year if you don't own any planner. Because I am such a forgetful person, I need a planner to write down my class schedule, exam schedule, class replacement, funny things happen today, quotes and anything whenever I feel like to write. It is like my history book, therefore I am very thoughtful when choosing my planner. This year, it's hard to find any satisfying planner. So, I made a decision to make my own planner. The good side of this is that I can add or remove anything I need by using this planner.


I laminated my pictures and bind it together with the others. And for the cover, I bought it at the MPH and I printed the printable planners through Just a Girl and her Blog. And if I think I need to add something I just design it on the Microsoft word and print it in the pdf file. Abby also shares on how to make your own planner using Microsoft word.


Quote of the Week
So, recently I read a book, "The Zahir" and feels like to share the quote on my blog. If you ask me why am I a huge fan of Paulo Coelho book, I'd like to say that it is because in his book, the story is actually short and simple but it fills with philosophy, personal thought, and quotes through their dialogue and that's what makes me a huge fan of him. So, here is the quote:

What we need to learn is always there before us, we just have to look around us with respect and attention in order to discover where God is leading us and which step we should take next. -Paulo Coelho, The Zahir-


5:19 PM

January Self-Reflection

January Self-Reflection
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2 weeks of final exams and three weeks of semester break conclude my January.  I hadn't done pretty much in January but I reflect a lot of what I've done. 

MY SEMESTER 5

My final result is out today anddd I didn't make dean's list this semester. And, I am still far away from it though. I tell you my honest feeling is that I am disappointed. Really. Cause I know I can do better than this. I took 9 subjects with 21 credits and for every single subject, I wrote my personal reflections in my diary. I wrote how do I feel when I attempted my final, my carry marks, where things go wrong for each subject. Alhamdulillah, thought that I failed my modelling subject, I managed to get A, thought that I can perform in subject Biochemistry and Medicinal Plant, I only got B+. Though I didn't attend my co-curricular festival event, I got A+ thanks to my mom for sponsoring our small event (I need to buy her something). 

Still, Alhamdulillah, All praises are for Allah. Would have not been you guided me, I would had lost. How can my heart thank you so much.

MY LOST SOUL

It's been a year since I mufaraqah. My mutabaah amal routine messed up. In a year, I've been struggling a lot to stick back on my old routine. It is hard. It really is. I had a hard time to wake up early for tahajjud, to fast every Monday and Thursday, to perform dhuha yada yada. But, a few days before my result is out, I tried really hard to attain khusyu' in my solat. Not perfect, but it is getting better and better. Remember Allah more and for everything we achieved today, we say Alhamdillah, all the praise goes to Allah.

Our iman goes up and down. It is bad enough our iman went down but one year at the same point using this excuse is worse. Which is why I need a planner to track my ibadah routine. So, let's get it ain!

And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. (3:103)

BEING JUDGEMENTAL

Honestly, I am a judgemental person. Which is why I hesitate a lot to start up my blog again. Because I am afraid people to judge me like how I did.  

It is our nature to become judgemental. we look down on others as if we are so much better. Instead of being judgmental, we understand them. Everyone has their own backstory. So do us, as much as we want people to understand us, we put ourselves in their shoes. Why are they acting like this? What circumstances that might have led to the person acting like they do? As we understand them, we can start to accept them for who they are, without trying to change them.

As we stop being judgemental of people, people won't stop being judgemental toward us. That's the reality. But as we stop thinking negative of people, we stop to be afraid to do anything because of people which lead to free our mind. =D


Footnote: My next semester starts next week, and still havent finished my book to read which I listed in my last few post my target in this sem break is to finish my book. *Will finish it within this week. Promise!
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