Spring BBQ 2008

Below are some of the pictures from our Spring BBQ 2008. Headed by Faiez Pisal, it was totally a blast! Everyone enjoyed their time and have their stomach full at the same time!

Faiez, Ming & Syahir

Ijat ade style lah!hehe

Everyone waiting for Apai's pudding

Main "teka siapa"

After games session, before thunderstorm!

The day went off skeptically as the forecast was thunderstorm with heavy wind from afternoon onwards. Alhamdulillah, the weather holds great for us to have fun in the sun! Faiez had a big relief as he's the coordinator for the event. Kudos to him and everyone who volunteered.

I'm proud with everyone who made an effort to show up. It certainly one of the best event that we have so far! You can see more pictures in my photobucket album.

Proud with Yasmin Ahmad!

Yasmin Ahmad Blog

See what she had achieved at international level with her "Tan Hong Ming in love" video. I know most of you had seen the video, but i just want to share it with you again. Thanks to fizah because the first time I see this video is on your blog =)

And this is what she had to say about how Malaysia's filming judges rated an artwork. This video is about a year old.

Does this mean that it takes an outsider to judge who we really are internally? I'm not talking about films or advertisements in this particular query. Think about it yourself.

The past weekend

There are few activities on campus last weekend. The two outstanding events are the Blue & White game (Football Spring game) and ISC Spring Festival. Our BW game is FREE! hehe..

Blue & White game saw the most attendance it had so far. 73000+ fans packed the lower deck of Beaver stadium to see themselves how Penn State can be projected for next season's games. I must say that they look pretty good though having few minor mistakes on the field. I have high hopes for them! Finally, I think we can beat Michigan after 9-Straight losses. Go Lions!

It seems funny. From a person who plays rugby, who likes to belittle American Football because they use pads, I turn out to be one of the game biggest fan. I'm not kidding. Let it be College Football or NFL, I just love the game. Maybe because all of those advertisements and endorsements that they get from public. Whatever it is, Americans are very passionate about...almost everything in their life! They get my respect on that.

ISC Spring Festival wrote another great story in its glorious diary. The Malaysians perform infamous Silat during the night. It was the first performance which left quite a high bar for others to top. Indeed, it is such a great night with performances from almost 20 different cultures. We also put up a Malaysian Booth at the event. Spearheaded by our own Ms. Sabrina, the booth I can quite say one of the best at the event. Kudos to all the volunteers and performers for Malaysia.

ISC stands for International Students Council and last weekend's event is their biggest event to signify diversity on campus. With international students from 150 countries, Penn State does uphold diversity as one of its pride.

I consider myself lucky to choose Penn State with all this great programs and diversity that we have. Though Penn State football is not the best program in the country (tapi one of the best la...hehe), at least we have the living legend who coached football for 42 years. En. JoePa! Bile kamu nak bersara ni...?

My sister's wedding

Yep! My big sister is going to get married this Summer. I don't really mind that (coz she's going to have someone else to pick on after this!haha), but I do mind when it is almost like my wedding!

I help her to prepare & being ask to buy her stuffs for the hantaran! Aiyak..Sabo je la. Nevermind though, at least she's happy. I don't mind keluar masuk kedai 'V' tu. Tapi agak segan le. The lady in the shop said that I look familiar! Hahaha, I don't want to be a regular at a girl's shop!

So this is also a business proposition for YOU. Who wants to be my business partner to open kedai 'V' in Malaysia? Senang, coz xpayah pesan dekat adik yang belajar kat oversea ni beli barang. Haa, bukan setakat kakak je yang pesan, member2 sekali. =P

Congratulations to akak & Abg Zul for sticking together till getting married. Hope you two will live happily ever after!Abg Zul & Kak Fara

Allah Made Me Funny

I went to their show at Penn State last night and it was hysterical! The event was organized by Muslim Student Association at Penn State (MSA). I can't imagine Muslim comedian that uses "clean jokes" can be really funny until I saw them yesterday.

Allah Made Me Funny is a comedy tour consist of 3 Muslim comedian from 3 different background. Mohammed Amer is a Palestinian refugee and has been in the US for 18 years. Preacher Moss is an african american convert, Philly-born comedian while Azhar Usman has an Indian-American descent. The trio settle on telling out jokes from their personal experiences touching Islam stereotypes, terrorism, general knowledge and current affairs.
I've personally talked to them after their show last night and they told me that they had been to Malaysia for quite a number of times. The last visit was a tour with Raihan (for those who doesn't know who Raihan is, please comeback to your roots! =P) .

Brother Preacher Moss told me that Raihan teach him how to say "ohh boy.." in Malay. At first I was stunt and thinking what it could be, later, he suddenly uttered "makk aih..". I laughed
and show the thumbs up to him.

I really enjoyed my time at their show and it makes me thinking, how lucky and rich I am being a Muslim. Not rich in the sense of financial assets but in the brotherhood of Islam. Judging from their stories last night, they had been to 100s of country and never they had feel unwelcome by the Muslim community at any place. Even though, we as the Muslim have different views, backgrounds, tastes and language, the Islamic teaching brings us closer together as one big family.

with Mo Amer

Here is their promo video regarding a movie which will be released at theaters near you in October 2008. Enjoy!


I know this topic is a bit sensitive to us (young adults), but you can never argue that it never flashes at least once on your mind (more so if you're with somebody!). But it just excites my mind a little bit at the moment because there are a lot of people throwing me this kind of question. When are you gonna get married?

First & foremost, I just wanted to thank all the people who ask me that question. It shows that people are really concerned about me. (huhh..perasan! haha) No, it's just that suddenly, an overwhelmingly gust of "marriage topic" seems unusual. I remember once an OldBoy told me,

"hang tengok; mak hang susah hati nak hantar hang belajaq jauh2, next time hang tengok mak hang macam ni lagi, nanti masa hang nak kawin!"

I guess it is true! Have you ever tried and call your mom & suddenly you uttered "mak, nak kawin!". I can bet her reactions will be ... shocked.

People tend to be affectionate when the time is right. When is the right time? It depends on individuals. Marriage is still a broad prospect (for me, at least!). Even if it is "bertunang", it's unhealthy for young couples to get engaged in such a long time.

In my humble opinion (IMHO), long period of engagement just shattered the sole purpose of getting engaged at the beginning. Getting engaged is the period to prepare, to discuss in further refined agenda of the marriage, to bring the two families closer and extensively knowing each other. Not the act of reserving or "cop". Plus, when you are engaged in such a long time, you'll tend to think deeply on stuffs that may never even happen in the course of your marriage. This can lead to arguments, misunderstanding and worse yet, break-up. So, tak bagus tunang lame2.

We can never exonerate the feeling of boredom (mundane in repetitive actions), but we have the power to spice it up. Don't act as a matured adult when you WANT to but be a matured adult when you NEED to. Making decision about marrying someone is the situation which you NEED to be a matured adult.

I have plans, I have ideas, I have my goals & definitely one of them is to get married in a "young" age. For now, I know that I have a soccer tournament this weekend and also my professional actuarial exams to be planned. Summer getaways lagi! Haha..Live life well & fun!

*p/s to my sayang, don't worry dear. everything is still going on as planned. insyaAllah =)

The waiting game

Arsenal kalah! =( Enough said. Sabar je la.

Anyway, it's been few days since my last post. Dulu, at the beginning, I vowed to put up something everyday! I guess all bloggers wish for the same thing =) Haha. Nevermind, it is fun to wait for something. Isn't it?

Like if you bought something online, and you know you want it to arrive quickly (though you choose the cheapest shipping charges). You'll definitely check the tracking status every single hour! Or, when you send out an email to someone (make that an important or official email), you really want that person to reply ASAP, even though in your email written gracefully "hope to hear from you soon". Or, the closest one to our heart, when you send someone a message or a comment on friendster/facebook/blog/snail mail?(waa,memories zaman sekola2), you really hope that person to see and reply back ASAP (at least I feel like that).

Waiting game is such an excitement for me. It keep you on your toes, vigilant, agile and alert. On the downside, it distracts you from the real issues surrounding you and become more self-centered. Either way, it still act as a very powerful mind-stimuli which help us to educate ourselves to control our urges towards something or in a simple word: PATIENCE.

Patience is a Virtue.

LCCC Trip!

Our trip to LCCC (Luzerne County Community College) was a blast! I've just arrived in my home and can't wait to share some of the photos with you guys. So here they are. Enjoy..

Before Silat performance (i'm the manager je...)

Faiez rindu 'sate' malaysia

During 'Silat' performance

Madame Ambassador 'xnak kalah'..ewahh

Mr. Chew Fang Chin (the artist) & family

Dinner at Peking Chef (Malaysian-owned Chinese restaurant)

MAS representative explaining why tickets are pricy

Breakfast with LCCC delegates and Madame Ambassador

Madame Ambassador & me

You can check more pics and videos of the trip in my photobucket album: Photobucket

There you go. We had a blast and like I said, we did learn a lot on how to conduct ourselves in front of VVIPs. I thanked everyone who could make it and also to the organizer Mr. Peter Lello (LCCC). Hope to be there again!

p/s: if you guys get the chance to meet 'important people', I advised you to take it. Not to 'kipas2' but believe me, it'll help you to build confidence which eventually become vital skills during interview session.

Going to LCCC this weekend

I'll be going to LCCC (Luzerne County Community College) this weekend, bringing along our 'silat troop' for a Malaysian Art Exhibition. It is on Friday, 4/4/2008 at 6.00pm. The art exhibition will be entrusted by Mr. Chew Fang Chin, a sarawakian painter. There are few VVIPs that are going to attend the event:

Malaysian Ambassador to the US
Consulate General of Malaysia in NYC
Malaysian Tourism NYC President & VPs
Tukang2 ampu VVIPs

Anyway, it's always an honor when students get the chance to meet high ranked officers. I'm looking forward to meet all of them, not to 'kipas2', but to gain experience and knowledge on how to behave in front of them. The best part is, we get to sit at a table with the Ambassador personally during the next day breakfast! So you can assume that pictures will be flying in this blog soon! =)

One may think, it seems that when you become a student, you get the chance to meet high-ranked officials more than when you are working..hmm, menarik3!(kate syahir..)

read more about the event on this article: theStar

SPM 2007 ranking (SBP)

Here is the list that I got from an ex-SMSJ. I don't want to comment anything, look for yourself. (Sorry, MRSM punye list belum datang ilham lagi! =P)

1. SM Sains Seremban
2. Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah
3. SM Sains Alam Shah
4. SBP Integrasi Gombak
5. SM Sains Seri Puteri
6. SM Sains Kuala Terengganu
7. SM Sains Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra
8. SM Sains Muar
9. Sekolah Tun Fatimah
10. SBP Integrasi Kubang Pasu
11. Kolej Tunku Kurshiah
12. SM Sains Johor
13. SM Sains Muzaffar Syah
14. SM Sains Teluk Intan
15. Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah
16. Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar
17. SM Sains Miri
18. SM Sains Kuala Selangor
19. Sekolah Seri Puteri
20. Sekolah Dato' Abdul Razak
21. SM Sains Tengku Abdullah
22. SM Sains Selangor
23. SM Sains Machang
24. SBP Integrasi Rawang
25. SM Agama Persekutuan Kajang
26. SM Sains Hulu Selangor
27. SBP Integrasi Jempol
28. SBP Integrasi Sabak Bernam
29. SM Agama Persekutuan Labu
30. SM Sains Tuanku Syed Putra
31. SM Sains Sultan Mahmud
32. SM Sains Labuan
33. SBP Integrasi Gopeng
34. SM Sains Tuanku Ja'afar
35. SM Sultan Abdul Halim
36. SBP Integrasi Batu Rakit
37. SM Sains Pokok Sena
38. SM Sains Tun Syed Sheh Shahabudin
39. SM Sains Sultan Iskandar
40. SM Sains Kuching
41. SBP Integrasi Selandar
42. SBP Integrasi Temerloh
43. SM Sains Sabah
44. SM Sains Kota Tinggi
45. SBP Integrasi Kuantan
46. Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman
47. SM Sains Raja Tun Azlan Shah
48. Sekolah Sains Sultan Hj. Ahmad Syah
49. SM Sains Dungun
50. SM Sains Lahad Datu
51. SM Sains Sultan Mohammad Jiwa
52. SBP Integrasi Pekan
53. SM Sains Pasir Puteh
54. SM Sains Sultan Hj. Ahmad Shah

My first Post!

Salam & Hello to all bloggers out there. It's my first post as a blogger myself. Never imagine I'll ever start to write a blog before, but here it is! I hope that everyone will enjoy my blog and toodles~

About me:

Azree Azhar (call me mao)

Pennsylvania State University, USA

Actuarial Science 2010

Love cars and gadgets

Mad with mathematics (I mean it drives me crazy!)

Currently tied to Sharifah Farah Syed Mokhtar ~ so far away, not a problem! =)