Oral Exam Adventure

Oral Exam Adventure


Manggasteen? Buoh Smete? How do I introduce myself? The mishaps and excitements an adventurer bumped into as she marched into her SPM oral exam.

What A Waste!


I found this gem from my journal where I used to write down my thoughts and, from time to time, events which took place in literary nonfiction form. This particular writing is taken back from December 2010 when I was 15. As you could probably tell, I was very emotionally affected by the events in […]

Preparing Ttupak Pulok (Ketupat Daun Palas)


Throughout the last day of Ramadhan, our small kitchen was cramped with food and all of us were suddenly upgraded into ‘chefs of the day’. My little sister Aeshah baked trays of lovely cupcakes. At the other end of the kitchen, while singing at the top of her voice, Anisah helped my mother who was cooking rendang […]

Bagai Bangla Jatuh Dari Langit


Kata Datuk Seri Najib: “Mereka bawa cerita kononnya kita mengimport 40,000 Mat Bangla untuk mengundi dalam pilihan raya. Kalau nak bawa 40,000 Mat Bangla, sebuah Jumbo muatannya 400 bererti 100 buah Jumbo terpaksa mendarat di lapangan terbang. Saya nak tanya kepada pembangkang, tunjuk di mana ada 100 buah jumbo yang telah mendarat di lapangan terbang […]

Kalimah Allah: Pakatan Rakyat Violated the Federal Constitution


The leaders of Pakatan Rakyat, including those from the Malaysian Islamic Party, PAS had agreed to allow the Malaysian Christians to use the word Allah in the Malay version bible. Disappointed over the issue, the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah held an urgent meeting with the Mufti of Selangor and the high ranking members […]

A Visit To A Real TV Studio!


When my father was invited to the TV Al-Hijrah studio for another appearance on a segment of their morning show, ‘Assalamualaikum’, he asked if any of us would like to come with him. Not surprisingly, Ahmad Ali (and I suppose my sister Aeshah too, although she would not show it) went head over heels with […]

Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee stamps launch in Malaysia


Aeshah found this post which had a photo of my mother pasting a miniature sheet onto the first day cover as my sister looked on. September 13th, 2012 by Shamsul Ismin Tumin (from Demotix.com) Pos Malaysia launched its latest series of stamps in conjunction with Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and to commemorate the royal visit of […]