Alhamdulilah, at last AllAh SwT grants me the idea what to write in this blog. Actually there are a lot of ideas, it just ME who is/are (confuse) so lazy to express it in my writing. Spending my day in Gajus hostel (Sunday, 23 January 2011), makes me that I should be like a student again…
So, lets talk about what I’ve done since last December.
“Tanam anggur” is the best thing to describe it. Being unemployed, just killing my time by doing all the house chores. Oh yeah, I went to a pre-departure programmme organized by INTELEK, ILUVISLAM.COM and collaborated with SAIFULISLAM.COM.
I am really glad to be there, meeting with my old friends from my IPG itself, IPSAH students and busy making new friends too. The seniors were so kind and generous to share everything that we want to know about. What I love about FLYHIGH is, the seniors from OZ/NZ were placed in the same house with the particular newcomers that are going to be in the same place.
Personally, I hope that the time provided for the talk sessions should be lengthened as the presenters were so eager to share a lot of things with us yet they were limited due to time constrain. i found that the speakers were so credible and really deserve to be respected! The venerating speakers were Ustaz Nushi Mahfuz, Prof Nazri and Ustaz Hasrizal Abdul Jalil.
One of the unforgettable memories was when suddenly Ustaz Nushi said with this statement.
“Haa, cepat jawab! Aii… dalam banyak-banyak ni, takkan xdak sorang pon budak KISAS kot???”
*GULP* All the eyes in the hall were focusing at me.
“Ni anak buah Ustaz Rashid??
Then, he continued revealing his experience in KISAS.. that astonished everyone especially when it comes to the “mu’amalat” between muslimin and muslimat. And I needed not to answer his question… which Ive forgotten what the question was. Haha.. :P
Busy with all the visa applications, filling in the forms and requirements and doing medical check –up. I called Adventist Hospital, Penang to set up one, but they are only available on January 27, which is really late! Then, I managed to set up an appointment at BP Clinical Sdn Bhd, somewhere in Jalan Kampar, Ipoh.
Initially, everything was going fine but the doctor insisted to state in the medical report saying that I had jaundice since I was born. Sitting in ETS (electric train system) and around 30 minutes more to arrive at KL SENTRAL, I got a call from BP clinic asking me to do an additional blood test in conjunction of the doctor’s statement.
“Haish… I’ll go on January 17 ok. Thx..”
SOUTHERN GATHERING 2011
Though it was held at the same place as FLYHIGH, which was Nur Bukit Unggul, Bangi, I feel much comfortable in SG. I went there as an individual, not as a group as FH. It was unexpectedly Anwar Hadi, my ex-rumate in my IPG, joined it too.
SG was much well prepared and I really like the activities arrangement. The time provided for the talk sessions was sufficient and managed to satisfy my “lust”. Moreover, the “riadhah” session was so interesting and really bonded our relationship. I learnt about leadership, listening, discussing not condemning from the “riadhah”.
I don’t know why I feel the seniors were so good and generous to share the knowledge and experience with us. Although most of the facilitators slept in a different house, their eagerness to share pushed their legs to our dorms and spent a really long time with us. I could feel their sincerity when they talked and one of them even said like this that really touched my hearts and makes me feel grateful for joining SG.
a senior : wei, korang bila nak fly?
Kami : tak tau lagi. Lepas briefing program ni baru tau the exact date.
a senior : Korang jgn laa fly awai2 sangat.. nti xdan nak jemput korg kt airport nanti… klu sapa2 yg xdak rumah lg tuu, tiduq rumah kami dulu pon TAK PAA…! Nah ambik no fon ni dan alamat rumah aku ni…”
Kur3… I really will regret if I did not join SG, SEriously… because I can see THE TRUE COLOUR OF UKHUWAH ISLAMIAH in that programme. Thx u guys for the memorable memories.
Need to rush to IPOH but the earliest ticket to IPOH was at 12.50, by ordinary KTM train… arrived at IPOH STATION at 4.00 pm.
Spending another RM 10 to BP Clinical Sdn Bhd.. and after 10 minutes interrogating session with the doctor, I was allowed to go back to KL. Rm 9 to Ipoh KTM station, plus RM 30 for ETS ticket.
Is it worth to spend that sum of money only for that short interrogating session? u tell me...
January 18 – 19.
A pre-departure briefing and motivational programme for the TESOL and the PPC students, who are goin to “flyhigh” soon.
At that time, I felt quite inferior, for being together with my friends who have no problem with their VISA applications.
Thanks Kak Aisah for motivating me with the short sentences. Thanks for those who always pray for my Visa application to be approved, and a day after the briefing ended, my Visa application had been approved. The Garden Hotel, beside the MID VALLEY mall was the witness of my happiness.
the pictures will come later..
the pictures will come later..