Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are to answer all the questions about you.
If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you (kind of).
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Nope.My name was given by my grandfather.At first I was about to be named as "Farah Diba" by my father. But after a brief consultation with my grandfather,he came out with my present name."Fathiah" means pembukaan n permulaan.Sebab aku kan first daughter so kunun2 nk bukak jalan utk ank pmpuan lain la plak pastu.Kalo tak mesti sweet kan nama aku?Ke aku tak sesuai sweet2? (*+*)
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
hrmmmm...last year la masa Tiffanie hugged me for the last goodbye.sedih okes =,(
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
tidak!!!!!!!tulisan aku lebih kepada tulisan budak sekolah rendah daripada kepada bakal seorang cikgu sekolah rendah.camne?nanti students aku mesti takleh terima tulisan comel aku.riso ni riso =p
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LUNCH MEAT?
kalau tengahari memang kena makan daging ke?sume jenis daging aku suke.be it chicken,beef or fish.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
takde.anak mata ada la =p
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
yep!it's a must i must say sebab best okes kwn ngn aku.i'll cherish u to the end of my life =)
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
ade la.tak penah plak pikir nak operate.bley ke buang?kalo buang jd pe?
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
tak.kalo tak dah lama aku g new zealand buat bungee jump.roller coaster pn aku naik dh separuh nyawa takut.huuuuuuu.a big no no to those crazy jump.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CEREAL?
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
untie yg flowery tie tu je la.yang kat dlm lubang2 tu tak la.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ICE CREAM?
vanilla of course!
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
nothing.i'm not that observant.
15. RED OR PINK?
pink.but sometimes i love red especially for roses.
16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
familia.thts y skrg ari2 pn nk call umah (*_*)
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST?
boleh la kalau diorang nak.kalau taknak xpe sebab tak wajib pun dari segi hukum.hehe.
19. WHAT COLOUR OF PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
dark brown cargo short without shoes.sorry laaaa.i melayu tulen.orang melayu mana pakai kasut dalam umah =)
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
bunyi kipas angin.jemput la datang bilik aku kat hostel ni.kipas ni bunyi dia kadang2 cam robot kecik silver dalam cite transformers tu.tp kadang2 bunyi kipas ni cam kicauan burung.bukan bunyi sekor burung,tapi berekor2.cam ada burung2 buat party je.korang nak dengar meh la.
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOUR WOULD YOU BE?
taknak jadi crayon bley tak?dah elok2 jadi manusia nape perlu jadi crayon?huuuu.
23. FAVOURITE SMELLS?
ralph lauren romance.karang kalau perfume i dh nk abis u bley tolong blikan? ;p
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Amnah yang duk syok berholiday kat pantai ngn kwn2 die.dengar cite ko dh itam nyah.abis la yenna sejati la blk ni.hehe.cpt la blk babe.i miss u =p
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
suke la!!!i envy her for being granted with an almost complete package in life.cantik,pandai,bahagia.antara kawan terawal yang melangkah ke gerbang perkahwinan.huuuuuu~~~
26. FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
can i change the channel please?i nk tgk travel n living =p
27. HAIR COLOUR?
original nye black la.pure thick black.tp yg x original nye...dark brown =p
28. EYE COLOUR?
orang cakap impossible la ada mata kaler itam betul kan.mine is the darkest tone of brown nearly to black.nmpk itam je kalo tgk btul2 bru nk coklat2 kot.
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
laksam n mcm2.sume pun suke laaaaa.camne?
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
both.i universal.sume pn tgk.
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
the other boleyn girl.semalam tgk lg.tah bpe kali ulang tah.dari kat brisbane lg dh 3 kali tgk.ni kt msia tgk lg.i love the language they speak =)
33. WHAT COLOUR OF SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
neither.i prefer spring n autumn.
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
both bley? ;p
36. FAVOURITE DESSERT?
mcm2 bley?new york cheese cake,puding lychee,n mcm2 puding la.agar2 merah yg pure tu pun suke =p
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
respond tag ni ke?
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
respond tag ni ke?
39.WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
none.i was reading "new moon" tp tertinggal kat umh kat kedah.cmne?sini online reading je.
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
perlu ke?meja sudaaaaa...
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
bilik ni xde tv.tv ada kt common room bwh.x ske tgk ramai2 so kt hostel mmg x tgk tv.ngadap laptop je.nk tgk kt umh bley la.
42. FAVOURITE SOUND(S)?
suara Rizq.uhukkk... ateh rindu boboy... =(
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
44. WHERE IS THE FURTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Australia la.tu je yg penah pegi pn. =p
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
memikat kucing.boleh?hehe =p
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Hospital Sungai Petani. all 5 of us were born there.
47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
mangsa2 di bawah ini =)
and im tagging.
- Asyi si pemilik blog baru.
- Ezat si pemilik blog baru juga.
- Janjan penggayut LG Prada berjaya.
- Emy kekasih comel.
- Salina penghijrahan blog.
- Hunny sweet sweet.
* Firus babe babe yang i amat sangat rindui hingga ke hujung kuku.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are to answer all the questions about you.
Posted by fathiah zulkafli at Saturday, February 28, 2009
Dalam manusia berlumba-lumba membeli mobile phone yang tercanggih seiring dengan peredaran telefon yang pantas, aku masih menggunakan mobile phone lama yang aku beli lewat tahun 2006 yang lalu. Telefon yang aku kira mahal bagi student miskin seperti aku dengan harga rm1300 (yang kini hanya boleh didapati dengan harga berganda murah dari itu), masih aku guna bukan kerana memori yang pernah aku rakamkan melalui telefon itu, tetapi kerana sekarang aku tak pernah anggap mobile phone adalah benda paling crucial dalam hidup aku.
Kalau setiap orang menetapkan mobile phone sebagai salah satu menu wajib ada dalam handbag, aku tidak pula begitu. Normal bagi aku untuk keluar tanpa beriringan dengan mobile phone. Aku lebih senang jalan sendiri tanpa ada sebarang gangguan dari teknologi canggih yang satu itu. Aku masih ingat, kali terakhir aku ber'3G' call dengan telefon aku adalah pada tahun lepas dengan family aku. Tapi bila abah beli webcam untuk computer rumah,aku tidak lagi ber'3G' tetapi hanya ber'webcam'. Aku masih ingat semasa winter 2007, the fact that aku cuti 3 bulan dan tidak perlu bangun awal pagi untuk ke kelas, membuatkan telefon mudah alih aku yang pada masa itu fungsi utamanya hanyalah sebagai alarm clock di'switched off' dan masukkan ke dalam laci meja dan dibiarkan terbenam di situ berminggu2 selepas bunyi amaran bateri hampir flat didengarkan. Aku hanya sibuk mencari telefon itu semula bila aku tiba2 membuat keputusan untuk pergi holiday di Canberra dan perlukan handphone sebagai alarm clock. Tapi masa itu sebab aku rasa 20aud adalah sangat mahal dan aku dengan selamba mengusung telefon tanpa credit itu jauh merantau. Masa itu aku amat classic, menelefon ayahanda bonda dengan bertenggek di telephone booth. haha.
Even sampai sekarang, aku masih sama. Bunyi amaran bateri mau flat adalah penggerak utama telefon aku.
Kamu masih ingat dengan entry aku yang dulu mengatakan aku dapat credit rm20 free? Sampai hari ini credit itu masih ada. Baki rm8 kalau tak silap aku.
Ada siapa2 di sini yang suka mencabar diri? Cuba contact aku melalui handphone. Kalau sms tu tak dibalas keesokannnya,mungkin lewat malam atau pagi sebelum subuh baru dapat balasan. Kalau panggilan lebih sekali berturut2 menjerit tidak langsung dijawab, mungkin kalau nasib baik ada sms susulan dari aku mengucap sori akan dihantar.
Sumpah selalunya bukan niat aku untuk lambat membalas sms atau tidak menjawab panggilan. Tapi kadang2 aku takde dengan handphone. Kadang2 aku silent mode kan handphone aku dan tertinggal di dalam handbag. Kadang2 handphone aku jauh di atas katil tenggelam di bawah bantal dan aku sibuk melayari internet ataupun berborak gosip dengan kawan2.
Bukan kawan2 saja mangsa aku, parents aku pun selalu kena begitu.
3 miscalls from Mama tanpa sms (sbb mak aku tatau type guna handphone) =p
2 misscalls from Abah diikuti dengan sms
Itu semua normal.
Ada jugak sms dan panggilan yang sengaja aku tak mau jwb, sebab memang aku tak mau. Tapi bukan dari orang2 yang aku sayang. Dari orang yang aku tak mau ada kaitan. Syuuuuhhhhh =p
Jadi, kepada mereka2 yang selalu panggilan tak dijawab tapi ada sms sususlan dari aku, kamu fahamlah aku tidak benci kamu dan tidak berniat menjauh tapi aku sumpah tak alert dengan handphone pada waktu2 itu.
p/s: lagipun sekarang aku kedekut sikit nak guna credit sbb duit aku habis kat makanan2 sedap je =p
Posted by fathiah zulkafli at Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Yet, I had once had the answer that this is not what I'm going to live for. This is not what I'm dying for. And this is not what I had pictured myself as.
However that cruel thought of idea had slowly replaced with a strong passion of mine, an alarming urge in myself to serve for those who need to be educated and guided. This passion wasn't easily driven in just a month of enrolling myself as a teacher trainee, but after a few years of learning on how to becoming a professional educator.
Honestly, none of my former teachers had successfully inspired me in walking into this profession. And never in my childhood that I'd been encouraged to become a teacher. Like most other parents, the most desired future that they wanted me to strive for was becoming a doctor, a life saver of the humans and the disease killer of the patients. Despite the fact that they are as well in medical line, society's perception towards medical profession has long before been highly valued by the community and even until now, their highest recognition among nations could visibly be measured by the heaven payment that they get. Due to those prestigious perception on doctors that my parents and the society had at that time, I failed to pry through those misty clouds for other noble professions which I could have aimed for, but only for that very one, of becoming a doctor.
Not until I encountered the biggest failure in my education period, the figure of me in white lab coat seemed to shatter into pieces. That was when I had to make a decision, of either continuing my matrix and strive for 4 flat and then fight with other surviving graduates to qualify as a doctor, or making a wise abrupt decision of accepting the TESL offer. I was glad that the decision was all mine as my parents said that they believed in me to choose the best and that was when I learned on how to follow my heart and made my own good decision.
Honestly, at that very moment of time, at the age of 18, I was still in my shaky ground of finding myself and discovering my real talent. Even though I objected doctor as my future profession, yet, inside me, there was other figure which I pictured myself as, an architect. My resilient passion in art have never failed to drift off as I at that time wanted to work with something that I treasured since I was born. However, thanks to our so well formed education system, the fact that I was in science school and none in my SPM list was the art subject, therefore, I failed to enroll myself in any architecture line. And considering myself as an obedient child of a family who holds only a moderate financial status, I knew it well that private sponsored education might be possible on me.
Therefore, like most other teachers and future teachers in Malaysia, I resorted myself into teaching profession, considering the guarantee future that I'll lead to and the secure financial that I'll rely on. That was when I had that so cliche thought of "teacher is the easiest job with lots of leave and holiday yet get paid for quite fortune of money".
Neither my conscious mind nor my absence mind that could remember the exact time and date that I started to grow that durable passion towards teaching in my little soul. All I could remember was that when I was sent to a school in Brickfields. I was so much touched by the painful life of the students and the poor condition of the school. That school was slightly similar to my former Convent school for it is half-government sponsored. However, what made them less privilage was the students' background. Most of them came from a poor family which they sometimes had to skip meals during break. It was normal for some of them not to have even a single cent to buy food and drink. In terms of academic, it was normal for them not to be able to recognize even a single alphabet in the age of 10. And being in a poor school, it was also normal for them to learn in a hot classroom without electricity supply. Can you just imagine, in the heart of KL students are still suffering of poverty and inadequacy. That was when I realized that reality bites and the journey of a teacher is not an easy task.
Being granted with the opportunity of immersing myself with the hands on experience of Australian education system, I have personally widen my view of teaching and of upgrading my knowledge, skills and passion of becoming a teacher. Realizing that hands on experience is the utmost element that mature one as a teacher, I personally sought for the idea of applying the knowledge that I had in a more practical field. I went for an interview in one of the language centre in my hometown and challenged myself to teach not only the primary kids which I was trained for, but also kiddos,teenagers and adults. The complete two months in that language centre had really taken me on a ride of a rollercoaster, of having butterflies trapped in my stomach everytime I had to handle those who're older and slightly equal in language proficiency and of having to control the anger and flame from bursting out handling those mischievous young children who knew none of English. However, with that almost two years of observation and analyzation on the different learning environment that I had abroad and local, I now stand up slightly higher than I stood before in reaching the potential that I should have in preparing myself as a teacher.
However, teaching is an ongoing process of learning. For one to be a good teacher is for one to be a good student. Being a teacher never stops one from being a student for one should always learn to improve and to develop. I am gratified to have that strong sense of realization that I myself am far from complete as a teacher, and am not fully prepared to be a good one. Though, I am more than gratified to have that sense of willingness to always learn and to improve on my strengths and weaknesses.
If before this I would proclaim that I might regret choosing this path, but today I would proclaim that I won't regret choosing this path. If I wasn't a good student back then, failed to clearly remember most of my teachers' names like how vaguely they used to remember mine, I would then treasure my future students and erase my bad figure of a student, and presenting only a good figure of a teacher instead. If I were born as a bad student, I would then die as a good teacher. Only if I can change for the better and for that I'll do anything it means to take me to that level.
p/s: semangat berkobar akibat seminar guru cemerlang dan integriti sepanjang dua hari berturut-turut. So layankan je la ek =p
Posted by fathiah zulkafli at Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Watch these two videos:
Hahahaha.Kawaii don't they? ;p
Posted by fathiah zulkafli at Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Last weekend, there were me and Asyi who left pathetically in our so comfy room when Amnah and Ezat were happily back to their hometown. Resorting from the bored to death syndrome that Asyi and I encountered, we flipped through few blogs reporting on food and seek for some appetizing photos of food. Yep. Definitely. Nampak sangat takde keje kan? Poyo nak mati and that night my whole sleep was accompanied with alluring food images.
The next day I woke up, I was desperately need to go to Carefour Midvalley to stock up my junk food. But earlier the night before, we had already made a plan with Sue and Jan to go for a western treat in Kampung Baru. Asyi and I knew it perfectly that we would definitely got attracted to the food seduction in Midval, and due to our financial constraint, we cracked our head for the best decision of having meals in both Midval n Kg.Baru. So we came up with this:
Midvalley Oasis Foodcourt: Portugese Grill Fish Pari Sotong with two plates of rice (shared)
Individual Drinks (ngade gile la kalo air pun nak kongsi kan)
Midvalley Food Junction: Tauhu Bakar (shared)
Ais Kacang Special (shared)
Midvalley Carefour: Sushi(s) (individual, takleh share sebab selera lain2)
* Punye la budget sampai kena share2.Tapi eran ape,janji leh makan.lagipun it's universally acknowledged that sharing is caring! waaaa gitewww =p
As planned, we were about to off to Kg.Baru for dinner when tremendous rain suddenly stroke down. Budak2 ni cakap kalau ujan tak stop jugak by 9pm, we would just call it off. Right at 9pm,ujan dah start renyai2 and sume orang dah malas2 nak pegi sbb dh lmbt. Tapi malam tu aku seyes nak gak makan steak and nasib la budak2 ni phm syndrome ngidam aku maka kitorang pun pergi la jugak Kg.Baru dalam ujan2 tu.Semangat ni,dah la malam2,ujan2,sanggup ni redah pegi LRT and jalan pulak g Kg.Baru.Tenkiu kengkawan I lap u girls till death.uhuuuuuuuuu (sumpah ai terharu =p)
Ahad tu plak, aku memang plan taknak kuar mana2 n ingat nak makna kat gerai bawah ni je. Tapi tengahari tu Awe buzz tanya dh lunch ke blum. Memandangkan dua2 pun tak makan lagi so Awe datang amik aku n kitorang g la tempat terdekat iaitu Midval (sori yea,asyik2 Midval.aku sendiri dah nak muntah pergi sana). Awe and I had our late lunch at Secret Recipe and since both of us were looking for something affordable yet delicious,so we just ordered the food we wanted together with plain water. Air kosong sudaaaa. Dah nama pun takde duit. So I had chicken cordon bleu (my fav) and Awe went for her most fav n must order tomyam kung.
Konklusi kaki: aku kembali kepada kehidupan asal,makan kat gerai di hari2 biasa. murah dan sedap itu lagi penting ;p
Konklusi kuku kaki: aku tau masa2 takde duit jangan mengada nak makan mahal, jangan mengada nak shopping,tapi aku takleh resist temption tengok makanan sedap.demmit!
Konklusi akhir: aku nak upload pix tapi tak dapat sbb Asyi tak transfer lagi. hehe. so next time ok. till then, adios~
Posted by fathiah zulkafli at Tuesday, February 24, 2009