Thursday, December 20, 2007

Selamat hari raya Aidil Adha

Wednesday, 19th December 2007 – Malaysian Muslims in Australia celebrated Eiduladha today. All Malaysian Muslims including some from the Arabic countries gathered as early as 7 O’clock in the morning at Malaysia Hall to perform the Takbir Raya and solat sunat Eiduladha. Right after that, we had some jamuan, which the main menu was nasi lemak, ha ha..typical Malaysians huh? Not as many attendees as Eidulfitri celebration but the scene was still quite happening with takbir raya and salam bersalaman.

We didn’t prepare much for this eiduladha but Sal did cook somethings, though. Nasi himpit, kuah lodeh (her specialty), sambal tumis sotong and daging dendeng goreng. But the truth story underneath that was she wanted to keep herself busy so that she didn’t have to think so much about how deeply she misses everyone back at home. Luckily, we had two special guests from Malaysia coming over today…DR MASITAH and her father! But not for long as they were actually heading to Adelaide in the afternoon. So, at least their presences added on some sweets to our eiduladha celebration this year.

We managed to visit a couple of friends’ houses and might be the best thing was we’ve been proudly parading our baju raya all day. Some Aussies who happened to walk passed by us looked at us as if we were wearing something very very weird, but some did give complement.. ha ha… didn’t care actually!

So Muslims in Malaysia will be celebrating Eiduladha tomorrow. We would like to wish everybody selamat hari raya aidiladha and enjoy the day to the fullest! See ya in the next entry…bubye!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Selamat Hari Lahir ke-3 sayang

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to Iman Nuryasmin,
Happy birthday to you...

Hari ni (12/12/07), genap 3 tahun Iman Nuryasmin dilahirkan. Syukur Alhamdulillah, kami dikurniakan Allah dengan anak gadis yang cantik dan sempurna sifat.

To our dearest baby girl,
maafkan mama and papa, for not be able to throw a big bash birthday celebration as always this time for you. But we still managed to get you a yummy birthday mud cake, though and we can see that you really liked it..good! And Yasmin, we are very sorry and regret so much as we didn't get you any birthday present like we always do this year. We just want you to know that, we will always pray for your success, well-being and your happiness!

This year celebration, there is no Atuk, Opah, Uncle or Aunty, or friends to join in together. There is only four of us, Papa, Mama, Abang Iman and you, Yasmin. Papa and Mama try so hard to make you happy here. We really hope you can remember this day forever, as how we have to live in hard a way in order to achieve what we want in our life. Almost all nights, we've been crying and thinking about all the families and friends back in Malaysia. So sad...Allahuakbar, harini tak jemu-jemu papa and mama cium Yasmin, our birthday girl.

Don't worry sayang, just bear this in mind...apa yang papa n mama buat, semuanya untuk yasmin and abg iman. You two are the most precious gift and we promise, we'll do anything to make you happy, always!

Happy 3rd birthday darling...

Saturday, December 8, 2007

What a torturing week

This week... ayoyo... My supervisor (sv) seems to be the most hardworking human being on earth I've ever met! He expects me to come and see him almost everyday. Hari-hari kene bagi report ape progress. It is totally not cool and torturing! If I were to miss my presence at my workstation even only for a day, he will definitely email and ask me why...what the @#*&? Plus, he'll never miss to flood me in with piles and piles of research papers to read. Adushhhh! Aren't this insane? Is doing PhD this insane? Btw, my sv is actually the deputy dean of the School of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) in UNSW :-(.

The most happening thing for me is that I've just received my PC yesterday (Jumaat). A CSE PhD student will automatically be allocated with an amount of money from the school to buy PC or laptop. I was thinking about buying a laptop but my sv disagreed. He already knew that if I'm using a laptop, surely selalu hilang takdak kat school. Hohoho... Anyway, my PC seems to be the most advance and powerful machine among all the other PCs in CSE. The spec:

Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad Processor Q6600
2GB (2X1GB) NECC Dual Channel DDR2 667MHz SD RAM Memory
320GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
bla bla bla... check out the website:

It was shipped from PENANG, MALAYSIA. Wah wah wah... proud to be Malaysian.

Right now, we are still waiting for the laptop ordered by Sal. laptop tu warna pink lagi;-) shipping from Penang gak...haiiii..rindunya kat tanahair...... Maybe by Monday dpt la kut....

One problem though, and a big one I think. The OS of my PC is Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, but my sv asked me to use Linux. And here, you have to configure your own PC. Hahaha, never used linux before. Who can help me to give a tutorial in how to install the linux. Do I have to reformat the PC? Help! Help!