People don't understand how the world works...sometimes

I've to be honest, I'm pissed to those who think that the world revolves around them! Come on, be realistic. You can have all the excuses in the world if you don't want to come, but don't try to take advantage over people's kindness!

I'm saying this out loud is because I'm not happy with some of the people here in State College, particularly Malaysian who lives off campus. I know it's cold, it's wet, it's snowy and all bunch of excuses you can come up with. But coming to a social event hosted by MASA should be on top of your list. We are doing it to close the gap between Malaysian here so that when we passes by each other, we can call you by names, rather than "hey you".

For that to happen, everyone needs to have understanding. If you want us (seniors with cars) to help you, show some effort first. Come to the place and we can consider sending you guys home. (Unless we are passing by your place and we can stop by to pick you up) . Or, give us a call and offer some gas money. It doesn't work like we are the only persons that escorted you guys in & out of the event. Give & take a little. 

Speaking about politeness, if you want us to help you, give us a call directly rather than passing the message through someone else. It's not polite you know.

I don't like to push adults around, because adults are big enough to think for themselves. The world works both ways, there should be enough understanding of how things goes around the world before you can live a better life. Grow up!

Canada Trip!

After much discussion and pre-planning, my thanksgiving trip is set to Canada. I'm going to meet Mubeen at his place after last Winter he came down and visit us at State College.

The route:

Niagara Falls - US Side
Niagara Falls - Canada Side
Quebec City
*Boston - a very slim chance that we can make it to Boston due to the inadequate time.

I'm thrilled and can't wait to be on the road again. After 3 months of gruelling homeworks+football, it's time for a splendid vacation. I know the weather is not going to be well-permitting for us to have fun in Canada. But, it's better than sitting around playing games at home!

Harap2 tak sangkut VISA di Buffalo!

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The need to save

I've been stuck at home too long. My brain is already grinding to a halt at times because of my a** stuck inside State College. I need a vacation. I need to go somewhere that's unfamiliar to me. My brain needs to grow. Previously, we (me and my housemates) used to drive 3-4 hours bi-weekly to go and buy halal chicken in Pittsburg. Nowadays, we hardly even have time to go to the Walmart anymore. Barang rumah slalu abis dulu, xsempat nak stock up!

However, I need to save money for my future. At the end of last summer, my mother and sister made me realize how much of money that I need to have to be able to sustain my life after graduation. Let say I didn't get a job straight after graduation, I need to have money to cover my daily expenses for at least 6 months!

This is the worst case scenario for me, following the current financial turmoil all over the globe. I'm not surprise in the next 2-3 years, fresh graduates will have a hard time to secure a job in the field of their own. It's the reality! World financial/economic state is at its most vulnerable moment. Once it collapses, those without cold-cash will suffer. Hence, strengthening my will to save money.

Watch this video by ABC news on Oct 23, 2008.

It's ok to have fun/experience at the place we are studying. That's the beauty of getting the chance to study overseas. Nevertheless, we must not forget our future that lays in front of us. Spend your money wisely and if you are able to save, do it. There's nothing bad about it.

Our 3rd Anniversary!

No dinner, no suits, no webcam, no hugs, no kisses, nothing...


A phone call to wish her the best on our date (Oct 29) was enough to remind me of how wonderful this relationship has been.
 It will go on as long as it needs to (close to forever, Insya'Allah). 
Thank you for being a great friend, partner, supporter and lover Fara! 

7 years since I've know you
5 years since the first time that I met you
3 years since I'm with you
Many more years that I'm looking forward to be with you 

Happy Anniversary Sayang!