Monday, December 27, 2010

Non-ending journey

It is quite a long time since the last update I published in here. And now, I am two weeks vacations (read: vacation), not a holiday, so I considered myself still busy enjoying it.

Now, I am attending Muktamar 2010, in St Louis, MO. It is one of several stops for this winter holiday roadtrip. Yes, 2 roadtrips in one month and now with more miles traveled. 
Camry yang berjasa...
Roadtrip was awesome! This might be the best way to spend holiday in US. At least for me. Maybe I should set a target to cover all the state in the US. 

I enjoyed roadtrip the most because when we traveled together, I got to know the ins and outs of my friends who traveled along. By the way, that's only works when there were lively conversation between those who were in the car. 

Little Rock Capitol, Arkansas. 
No offense, but for me, staying up during  a roadtrip was important. We hold the same responsibility for the safety of the journey. As said before, have a conversation and no one will sleep. Thinks again, when was the perfect times for you to tell your untold-childhood-story and high-school-drama except when to kill time in the car. 
Nashville, Tennesse

Oh, some might afraid of told those story, but we got a deal. 
What happened in the car, stays in the car.
Yeah, that's the deals. Those story that were told was just for sharing experience and fun. But, BEWARE your true colors might revealed! Haha.

Lastly, thanks for those in the trip. You guys had makes this trip one of unforgettable trip ever.
Peserta-pesertanya...

Enough with the roadtrip story, Muktamar 2010 was awesome. Will update in the next post. :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lawak Kampus 02

Someone talk to me this morning,
Hey, are you  Muhammad too?
He then shouted "Muhammad" and says " at least 5 people will turn around".

Somehow it's true....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Overheard

In Canada, this is consider HOT!
I remembered someone told me this morning that  it was -11 centigrade.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lawak Kampus 01

When passing the FINAL exam papers, the lecturer said,

"For those who don't know me, I'm Dr John, I teach Biology"
 Good Luck Final Exam peeps...

*tiada kaitan antara yang hidup ataupun yang telah meninggal dunia..*

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Sweet Escape...


One car
5 people
2 drivers
3 sleepy head
3220 miles
12 stops
6 days

So, as said before, more update about the roadtrip will come. It actually was awesome although some people might says that we were quite rushing and we might miss some must-go place. Actually we did miss some places, but I thinks it's okay because we only got one week to go to Midwest area, the place that I preferably not went to during winter and spring break because of the snow. 

1. MSU, East Lansing, MI
The university is nice!
Spartan!!
2. Chicago, IL
2 must-go placeS in Chicago, Willis tower and The Bean
This is exactly the function of the bean,
 reflect all of the tall building in chicago...

Willis tower!

3. UW, Madison, WI
Big university, old building, modern technology and beautiful scenery.
UW

4. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St Paul, MN
"Twin cities campus", the name said it all. One word, awesome!
Golden Gopher!

5. ISU, Ames, IA
Didn't go to the campus area.


6. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Greatly architecture outside, Luxuriously furnished inside.
Nice building...
Luxury furnished
7. The Getaway Arch, St Louis, MO
The arch was fogged, so have to come here again I guess.
Getaway Arch

8. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Receive such a good treat from a total stranger. This somehow proves that "Budi Bahasa Budaya Kita" campaign had an impact. Thanks you Vandy-ers.
Pathenon in Tenesse...
Weird huh?

Vandy, thanks guy!!


9. Mammoth Cave, KY
Longest cave system in the world.


10. Charleston, WV
The Mountainers. The WV highways was just like Karak Higways. Somehow I missed those roads.

11. Morgantown, WV
Moderate mall for Black Friday. Thank you, you save me a lot!

12. Penn State, College Park, PA

State college...
Last but not least, a NEW Malaysian restaurant in Penn, Penang!!
Teh Ais die hoa liao!!
Really looking forward for this type of vacation soon!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Roadtrip

Having a roadtrip around US is awesome. I can see how my friend live and study in their university, which are definitely different on what I have in RIT.

Their university is definitely different from one another. Some have old, but beautiful building, some have a new and luxurious-looking building, and I go to one that were located in cities  (yes with an 'S').

Driving in US road was also a new experience. With a minimum and maximum speed limit, it definitely makes a very smooth journey

Anyway, more update will come soon. Got to go and keep the journey in pace. Mammoth Cave is waiting. Another 8 hours of driving. Really hope to have a safe and smooth journey.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ikan di laut, asam di darat!



Jadilah seperti ikan di lautan, tidak terkesan dengan kemasinan air laut itu. 

Bergaul dengan pandai besi terkena panas, bergaul dengan penjual parfum terpercik wangi.

It's time to muhasabah diri dan betulkan niat!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Everything happened for a reason...

Yesterday I watched a movie, Devils with Chot and Zamy. It's basically about 5 people with a history of wrongdoing in their life. They got stucked in a escalator and the devil, which  appeared to be an old woman, killed a person at a time. She did killed herself too. So, there were a policeman that control the situation, which had lost his wife and kid during an accident which caused by a person which also in the escalator. The security guard, which believe in this such things as devils told him that there were reasons why he was here. So, basically, the devils makes the person commit that he was the one drive the car that cause the accident. And the police, at last knows the truth.

And just now, we went to have a dinner at a restaurant. After finished the meals, usually the waiter gave us fortune cookies, and the bill. After having the delicious foods, we will opened the fortune cookies and tell each others what it says inside. And sometimes, the fortune cookies quotes really fit that persons well. So, what I got today really figuratively "punch me straight to the face".

Ouch!
So, maybe a random thought to go to the restaurant just now is just because it will makes me feel that I should  start study. I guess I should start study NOW! Haha..


Everything happened for a reasons. 
There will always "hikmah" behind it. 
No matter how bad our path is, 
always remember there is light at the end. 

Have faith!

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha!

Terlewat sehari, tpi apapun,
Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha!!

video
Takbir raya dari Dome Arena, East Henrietta....

Islam ade dimana-mana kan.
Even sometimes we do it in different way, different school, but we still believe in the same god, Allah!!
Allahu Akbar!
Eid Mubarak everyone!



Friday, November 12, 2010

Finally, I'm done!

Finally I'm done with the another quarter, Fall 2010!!

A nice view during early fall
A quarter that shows me a bit of a "real" student life. Yes, I feel like I never experienced it before.
Awesome quarter, and not so tiring even I got to wake up early for works!
Predicted result? Some A's and a B maybe.

Oppss..I got another exam on Friday next weeks. XD

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Malaysia egg VS USA egg...

For those who been in US restaurant for the first time usually will not familiar with the type off egg offered here. I been in that condition too, and the only thing that I know to reply when the waiter ask how would I like my egg was "done".

Now, after 3-4 times works as omelette cook at Gracies (yes I got promoted..:p), I still confused with the term. And the people who order this fancy thing, (you can easily ordered omellete and do not need to order variety of fried egg which I did not familiar with), will usually will have a weird face when I gave them the egg, and I know it wasn't right. So, let see the Malaysian Egg VS USA egg.

Malaysian Egg

Telur Dadar (Malaysian Omellete)
- Made primarily with egg that been beat slowly in the bowl. Mix with onion, peppers and salt. Cook with vegetable oil.
Telur dadar


Telur Goreng (Fried Egg)
- Egg that cooked thoroughly until the yolk solidified.
Telur Goreng

Telur Mata Kerbau ( Bull-eye egg)
- Basically, it is "sunny side-up". Cooked only on the one side of the egg.
Telur Mata Kerbau

USA Egg

Omelette
-Egg that been cooked in the cylindrical ring, mix with cheese, variety choice of meat(ham, sausage, bacon and etc), onion, peppers, olive, and many more.
- Milk are added into the egg.
- Usually cook using a cooking spray instead of oil.
Omelette, I usually cook with less stuff in it.

- However, there are also egg-white option, which primarily using an egg white that are already pack in a box.
Egg White Omelette
Scramble egg- 2 or 3 eggs, scramble with variety of stuff primarily same as the omelette stuff.
Stuffed Scramble egg


Sunny Side Up
- Fried egg that cooked only in one side only.The yolk is usually liquid and the white a bit runny.
Sunny side up.
Over-easy
-Fried egg that cooked on both side. The yolk have a thin layer (cook for a while). Most of the yolk is still liquid.
Over easy
Over-medium- Fried egg that cooked on both sides; the yolk is of medium consistency and the egg white is thoroughly cooked.
Over Medium
Over well/ Over Hard-Fried egg that cooked on both sides until the yolk has solidified.
Over well.

That's all that I can think about. One more thing, usually Malaysian cook using vegetable oil all the time, while American using the non-stick pan grill. It's more healthy in American way i guess. I also think of an idea to compare American breakfast and Malaysia breakfast, but just save them for later.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Do not put yourself on Hold

One of the Facebook apps give me these qoute and it somehow really fits my condition now.


Don't procrastinate!
There's a long way ahead, InsyaAllah...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Giving up? Thinks again...


 
 
 
 
There always people that suffer more than you.
And always remember, Allah knows the best of us.

Allah does not put under stress any soul more than its endurance. There is a reward for whatever good it has earned and there is torment for whatever evil it has perpetrated. O our Lord, do not take us to task if we forget or do some mistake. O our Lord, lay not on us such a (heavy) burden as You laid on those before us. O our Lord, put not on us (also) the burden that we have not the strength to bear, and overlook (our sins), and forgive us and have mercy on us. You alone are our Master and Helper. So grant us victory over the disbelievers. (Al-Baqarah: 286)
 
Good luck exam people!
Both in Malaysia and US.
 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Taking another step



Winter Schedule...
 So 3 biology class and 1 chemistry class along with a wellness class will beautify my second winter here in Rochester.
15 credits hours, extra 3 credits from what I want at the first place.

Dear Winter, please be good to me...:)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Childhood Memories: Tadika Teluk Sisek

Aku dulu time sekolah mesti jauh dari rumah. Memang kena bangun awal naik van pergi sekolah. Sekolah pertama aku yg jauh ialah Tadika Teluk Sisek, sebuah tadika kepunyaan bangsa Cina kot, tapi pelajar berbilang bangsa gitu. 1 Malaysia memang sudah dipraktikkan dari dulu actually.

Tapi dekat sekolah ini ramai pelajar lelaki pakai seluar pendek, tapi aku  pakai je seluar panjang. Tutup aurat gitu, actually mmg tak biasa seluar pendek. Tahun sebelum tu blaja dekat Taski ABIM, lagi la, baju melayu pakai pegi kelas kan.

Penat woo g tadika...
Memori yang tak boleh lupa kat tadika ni ade sekali waktu rehat, seperti biasa aku tengah makan sosej goreng potong 8 mak aku bekalkan dari rumah. Waktu tu rehat dan ramai la main-main. Tadika la katakan. Tibe-tibe ade sorang mamat nie, pergi kacau aku tengah makan, die amik bulu ayam yang warna coklat tuh, pergi main-mainkan dekat telinga aku. Sekali tepis buat lagi, kena kejar satu tadika.

Ade la mamat tu dalam gambar ni, tapi aku da tak ingat yang mane....
Bila dapat kejar dia, dengan selambanya aku tiru ala-ala wrestling, amik kaki dia dan hempas sampai jatuh. Punya la tak pikir lepas je die jatuh atas simen kan. Menangis mamat tuh dan aku pon dengan cuaknya masok kelas dan sorok. Sorok kat mana, bawah meja yang paras lutut tuh. Baring je dengan harapan cikgu tak jumpe, padahal obvious boleh nampak. Then mak budak tu datang, mujur tak kena apa-apa. Cuma budak tu kena masok hospital kot, tak pergi tadika. Tapi aku dengan penuh rasa tanggungjawab pergi rumah die main congkak. Hahaha....

First graduation, 2006...
Apa-apa pun berjaya grad dengan berjayanya dari tadika nie. Haha. First graduation tuh, pointer 4 flat kot waktu tuh. Tak dapat best student sebab kes disiplin. (Entah ade ke tak kan).

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Carry a Smile that never Fade, Carry a Heart that never Hate....

Smile People!!














It's Fall....














Enjoy every second of it!!


Just let the leaves fall...











But never your spirit..



Don't even close your eyes,  

 

You don't have another tries...
Don't even look at the time,









Because winter is yet to come!!



Dear Winter, come faster please...^.^
Can't wait!!
Most of the picture are taken from Rizi's facebook photo album.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Irony....

When we have money, spend till bits..,
when we have knowledge, keep it...

Hell no, it's another way round people!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Futsal...

Post yang hajatnya nak tulis semalam, tapi tak kesampaian. Sebabnya akan diberitahu kemudian.

So semalam mainlah futsal bersama melayu-melayu sekalian di kampung RIT. Hari khamis dipilih sebab majoritinya masing-masing masih single dan tidak tahu apa nak dilakukan pada malam Jumaat. Bermain futsal adalah penyelesaiannya bagi org bujang. Nanti kalau da kahwin susah pulak kan nak main bola malam Jumaat. Kenapa yek,

Selepas futsal terjadilah satu event random, hanya dengan status ym yg bertajuk "denny's jom" maka TERpergilah satu kereta dodge neon ke Denny's.

Dan makanlah roti canai dan teh tarik burger dan air sparkel sambil berborak-borak sampai pukul 2 pagi.....
Air Fusion favourite yang boleh refill....

Dan selepas makan di kedai 'mamak' Denny's baliklah semua orang ke rumah dan tidur....Itulah penyebab tiada update pada hari semalam.

footnote:
Tak pernah lagi cerita pasal kereta kan, nantilah cerita next entry...hahaha
Orgo exam dalam masa 3 hari. Study weyh....