Thursday, 26 May 2016

Missing Maktab Part 2

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Assalamualaikum peopleeeeee.

It's the second week of my semester break and I just realised that I have way too much free times in my hands. It was not boring but I really appreciate if there's any job I can accomplish and heyyy, Allah listens to my prayers. heheh. I have written two essays for my cousin's assignment, getting a website done for my friend AND I even updated my blog. Fuh. Productive innit? *blows tudung

Anyway, I am not done with all the stories about my school life. I still have few pictures to be shared and lot of stories to be told. Since it is still morning when I am writing this lemme start with something green. Good for eyes they say. hahah. So, here we goooo.

If some strangers read my blog, they might end up saying I'm posting a random picture of trees. People, this random picture of trees is part of my school facilities. This one is Kem Casuarina. It was when I am in Form 2 that I know Casuarina is the scientific name for Pokok Ru. It's good that they name it that instead of Kem Ru.

We often have activities done at Kem Casuarina especially during Minggu Aktiviti. When I was in Form 1, I remember the Pertandingan Wau or something involving wau flying in the blue sky. It was so fun. I had car boot sales, making bubur asyura, slaughter practice and masakan rimba practices done here as well. Usually we sat with homeroom members. Some homerooms were lucky they got teacher who brought food and drinks (like my awesome Homeroom Saintifik 3). Some were not that lucky so they ended up roaming around the camp, searching for any kind homerooms for some food and drinks. HAHAHAHA it was fun teasing those people. 

I remember preparing bubur asyura with my fellow homeroom siblings. We had to decorate the bubur as well. One of us, Amalin is very good at decorating the food. We were 14 at that time and she sliced those chilies, agar agar like she's been working at food decoration for years! Even the makcik lab praised her. Wife material, I kid you not. Me? I praised myself for being able to finish two bowls of tasteless bubur asyura from random homeroom. It's not easy, people. 

Blok Akademik Baruuuuuuuu hoooyeahhhh. This is where the top of food chain the seniors have daily classes. The toilets are at the end of the block. During my last year of school, we have six classes. Each floor only has five class so one class for my batch is on another floor. Isolated kehkeh. I was very bad at AddMath and I had to go to the isolated class every morning for extra AddMath class. T___T. There was one time I was on my way to class after the special AddMath class with my friends and I fell into the drain in front of someone else's class. I managed to grab Piqah's arm anyway. hahaha. Literally clingy friend. #notgonnafallalone #ifiamgoingdownillbringyouwithme

Opposite our class building is one story building housing Bengkel KH and RC room. The roof of the building probably has more shoes than a woman does. It was not frequently done but if Cikgu Izaimi suddenly came to night prep, the boys with slippers will start playing hide and seek. lol. I remember watching slippers flying off to the roof. hahaha. What a sight! It's better than watching the hot air balloons flying in Cappadocia sky hahahaa.

I can't find any DS picture in my phone so a picture of Kak DS riding motorcycle nearby the DS is also can. The best days at DS were during bulan puasa. We buka puasa according how the BWP set it. Some years, it's with the class, some with homeroom. Buka Puasa Perdana was when you eat together, male and female students in homeroom. We had to come serving the food according to turns we chose. It was not until I am in the last year we had a clingy plastic wrapper to wrap the blue plastic tray. Before that we only use surat khabar lama to wrap the trays.

Our DS is not grand but we have nasi kerabu. Heh, cool amirite? The best lauk for me is on Tuesdays. Ayam Masak Merah, finger licking good, yummehhh. Some days, when Kak DS are in good mood they will give you part of chicken you asked for. Like if you asked for kepak you got kepak. If they're bad mood, they will be like OH YOU WANT KEPAK? NOW TAKE THIS KEPAK AND FLY AWAY FROM MY SIGHT! *slammed dada ayam on your plate. Uh-oh. #runforrestrun. Anyway, I remember 'kidnapping' two bottles of soy sauce for our mempelammmm! I don't know if it was wrong but we need kicap to eat with mempelam. So, had to do it anyway.

The field in the picture is our school field. Hari Sukan and rugby practices or match often done there. I wonder why we were so happy watching the seniors playing rugby but when it came to our own batch playing rugby it wasn't that exciting. Hahahah. Outside the school was gerai air jambu batu. I remember walking up to the fence with my friends and shouting to the hawker asking for air jambu batu. We bough 5 air jambu batu and walked across the field only to be stopped by Cikgu Izaimi. He scolded us for buying food outside the school and gave us choices; to give the air jambu batu to him or to read the school rules at rollcall the next day. 

Mannn that was not much of tough choices at all. Hahaha. Who will surrender air jambu batu? No way. So reading the school rules at rollcall it was. Anyway, Allah must love us so much. Cikgu Izaimi didn't come the next day for rollcall so we didn't have to do it. We were saved! Hip Hip Hurray!

The foyer! We usually had the Sem Type 3 here. All those board and tables and creative inventions. I don't have any picture of Dewan Ibnu Sina. The old dewan was the one with rusty iron gates and no air-conditioning. Now they got rid of the rsuty iron gates, replaced them with tempered glass and installed air-cond some more! Assembly must be comfortable to sleep at now. Fuhh lucky young children! The dewan is used for many events; Hari Ko-op (got free foods, lucky draw and also kematu on your butts for sitting so long), assembly, graduation (my favourite event by far!), orientation and most of the activities that involving lot of people. 

I think I wrote long enough for now. I would like to write a single entry for dorm since I had exceptionally good times there! Heheheh. Writing down the memories make me feel like going back to school and experience these all over again. :')

Thank for reading!
Be good, do good.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Missing Maktab Part 1

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Assalamualaikum peeps.

I'm in the mood for writing some random thoughts so here it is. Do you guys love your high school life? *putting four limbs up in the air* Whenever I am alone, I always find myself smiling at my school days memories. Those days were so fun and carefree (my friend Syah loves this word to describe our school life). I have met some people in my uni days and they hate their high school lives with passion. T___T I tried to understand though. 

I was in Maktab Rendah Sains Mara Kuala Terengganu for a good five years. I did many silly things with sillier friends. Life was so much simpler back then. The thing that will break your heart is: Your senior crush is in relationship with his batchmate (even worse if he likes someone in your batch but no, of course not you). What a life to live. Phewww. Anyway, lemme just tell you lucky people about my school.

I had three years of lower form in this old building. I remember my friend, Eja said she first thought our school is a factory because of its' plain looking buildings. lol. All the laboratories, staff room and computer labs are here. The classes are so old. Some classes have different door because their original doors are broken (read; kicked down or slammed by the students). The classes are small and cute looking. 

This one is after the building is painted. It looks way cooooooooler. Grey is the new black. *wear shades*

Now I am done with my school, whenever I see my school gate I feel so proud and so happy. Back then, I only feel hatred as seeing this gate means holiday has ended. lol.

Bulatan Taqwa. When I first register in 2008, the female seniors told us not to cross the circle as it is belonged to male students. lol. I often had breakfast here. Right under the roof in the picture. Nasi goreng with telur mata plus air teh o' peng. If you did not finish the teh o' peng then just bring it to rollcall. Your friends will help you to finish your drink in no time. IYKWIM

This is aaaa I don't know if this place has specific name. I call it fountain although it is not a fountain. Anyway, I only remember the fountain functioning when there's VIP visiting our school. Otherwise, it just stood there. hahah. There's mushrooms replica scattered around the fountain. my little brother broke one when he came visiting me. The yellow board far in the picture usually pasted with our results for every standardised exam or semester exam. Yeah your result is basically public. Privacy what?

This yellow board is meant for male students. If this board is a person, it would be adored like Neelofa or Mira Filzah or Jessica Alba. It is like a pit stop for every male student after he is done with surau activities. This board is pasted with pages from newspaper. The section on the far right is the most famous one. Guess what kind of news are pasted there? *drumroll...........* SPORT NEWS! I took down some pages from the board, twice. One is about Lee Chong Wei and the other one is about Demba Ba. lol.

This is the path of insaf and taqwa kehkeh. It leads to our school's surau. This path is for male students though. I remember seeing a boy from my batch being pushed into the bush by other boys while they are joking around. I had to hold my laugh because I don't have the heart to laugh in his face. He might forget but not me. *evil laugh* HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I want to write more but lemme save some for another day. There are many more places to be talked about. DS, Kem Casuarina, dormitories (this one going to have long long long story), padang belakang and so many more. Ohhh not gonna forget about those pokok mempelam as well. There was one time my friends and I are busy picking the fruits and this one makcik stopped her car nearby and asked us what are we doing and commented on how delicious the fruits looked. In the end, we gave some fruit to her. hahaha. Makcik makcik.

There are many pokok mempelam in my school but the one with most delicious fruits is the one in front of Principal's house. The fruits are handful in size and they taste ten times better. The best thing happened at the tree is when my friend, Fitri tried to shoot some fruit with her sandal and yeah, the sandal caught in the branches. Instead of focusing on the fruits we ended up trying to get her sandal back. lol

I think I write long enough for now. I am afraid of losing my dear fat in my arm if I write too much. heheh. I will write more about my school so I can always come back to this entry and cherish the good times.

Till then, bye!
Be good, do good.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Of Books and Comics

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Assalamualaikum peeps.

So, I'm back. I did not write for quite some times. I've been busy for the first time in my university life. OMG. Anyway, do you guys happened to read comics or books? I still remember those time when I was so crazy over Enid Blyton's and GempakStarz comics.

Lemme list some for you awesome people in case you guys can't remember.

1. Le Gardenie and any other GempakStarz Comics

 This one practically drove people crazy for the plot and the art so pretty Masya Allah OMG OMG. My cousins were so addicted with them. We met every Raya so I made sure I reminded them to bring GempakStarz comics for me.

2. Enid Blyton's 

I read the Malay translated type. I was so silly I never know that they were translated back then. heheh. I was so in love with all the books. I used up all duit raya to buy new titles. My birthday presents were also Blyton's books. 

3. Majalah Kreko

This one is so fun. Many comics/manga to read. The only one I remember is Yakitate Japan. I bought my first copy of Kreko unintentionally. I was so bored and there's nothing new to read. So I went to a nearby shop and bought Kreko. I ended up liking it but only for short period. 

4. Doraemon!!!

I remember how I used to save up RM 4.50 for a doraemon comics. They were so fun with so much lessons. Doraemon also has the special series which only has one story for a comic. Usually they travel to another world or planet. Such imagination, much wow!

5. Detective Conan

I was so crazy with Conan. When I was in Form 1, I start buying the one with colours. My first coloured edition was about a fire murder. Conan saved her fierce girlfriend, Ran who baked him burnt orange pie. Ohhh, I love Conan.

There are so much more. It's weird that there's so few of good books and comics around. I was raised by a mother who reads as well. My first grown up novel was Norhayati Berahim, Hati Seorang Wanita. Then I start to adore Ramlee Awang Murshid, Aisya Sofea, Anis Ayuni and Hlovate. It's sad how today's novels are all about kahwin paksa, lelaki kaya vs perempuan miskin or vice versa, kahwin kontrak and so what not.

It's not that the stories are bad but I think there's not much choices for readers. It's fun to read few of the same theme at first but then, it would be better if there is something different. I was not a fan for English novels but I have to turn to them for something different which I couldn't find in nowadays Malay novels.

Anyway, I am very grateful and extremely glad that my childhood was filled with these awesome books and comics. I think I will brag about them to my nieces, nephews and maybe my own children if I am to have some hahah.

Till then, bye.
Be good, do good.