Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Start small.

Back when I was in high school, I had these words written on the back of my room door. When I saw it again this morning, suddenly it hit me. 

I have left the room for nearly 5 years, but where am I now? Have I met with my destiny? How my habits and character have changed throughout the process? Am I better person than who I was 5 years ago?

If I am still having doubts answering those, I shall just.. 

start over.

Life is too short to spend on regretting things that doesn't happen to you. Why not do something about it, and do the changing now. 

Living on the sustenance that Allah gives us until the second we die, we are given the ALL the chance to make full use of it. LIVE your life.

Rezeki tak akan putus sampai saat kita dimasukkan ke liang lahad.

Why do I say this now?

 Because I just realized that life is ONLY worth living if we end it being a faithful practicing Muslim. Especially to our parents, we (as children) are worth raising if we turn up well enough to pray for our parents' well being even after they past away. 

However, life is ain't that simple. That's why we do the best that we can, because we should know that we are not judged by how things turned out to be; but how hard we fought for it & how honest we are to make them right. Every second is a chance for us to start again, and yes, we can start small.

Imange taken from here

CX4 it is.

Canon PowerShot S95

We've been eyeing this canon for quite a while now. We love the size, the design, and the best of all- the new creative setting they have inside! plus, 720p HD video recording- how cool is that!.
..and so, we went to Yodobashi to play with it. Yes, we love it! It cost about 39,000yen there, but you can get this S95 for 33,000yen from

As Yodobashi plays their 'bye-bye-get-out-now-cuz-we're-closing' music, we took a glimpse of Ricoh's new camera. Mukai-kun is the face of their product; which is like, what? Mukai-kun and camera doesn't make a nice fit, uh. >_<"

But we know that the Yodobashi sales person wont make us leave just yet. He keeps on showing us how great the new camera is. Amazingly, CX4 posses quite a lot of S95's amazing features and it only cost about 34,000yen in yodobashi with 18% points (we can use about 6,000yen worth of points), and in, from around 26,000yen. The guy said that he'll give both of us a 4GB SDHC card each, ONLY if BOTH of us buy the camera. Not only that, we'll get free camera straps that cost nearly 3,000yen each.

Yikes. Why do we have to end up making decision like this..?

We kept on asking, why this and why that. How different is this one compared to our beloved S95?
and yeah, it's way cheaper though.. and he told us, "We're using Mukai-kun. Which is cheaper, rather than having Kimutaku - which is what YOU will have to pay for a Nikon". -haha. that is very true indeed. ^^"

Yes, yes.. amazingly both us bought the same camera. CX4. This is not the first time that we did that. My first camera, IXY 910 IS (which I have proudly used for the past years till now), is still very much alive with a round black patch on its screen. >_<*

How is CX4 so far? - Great! 

This piece used a feature called 'toy camera'. 

this one.. i don't remember. - -"

this one.. miniature feature. ^^

The rest of the pictures can be seen here.

From countless of Canon camera, we moved-on to Nikon, and we've heard a lot about SONY, Panasonic, Olympus, Casio.. you name it, but never Ricoh. 

I'm giving this brand a try. Starting from the packaging box, we know that this one will be way different from all the rest. 

Friday, November 05, 2010

Cinta Terlarang - Orang jepun pun tahu malu.

(A rojak post- by Niea. present tense is used so that you can pretend that you are with me at that time )

5th period feels like it ends at 10pm. Jam 6 pun dah masuk Isyak, keluar-keluar kelas je, kat luar dah malam.

As I walk towards Shibuya station, I see a man and a woman in their work suits walking side by side.
It seems like they are trying very hard to have a little conversation here and there-
but they have to keep up with the busy moving crowd; no place for a chit-chat.
As if, they are whispering, they still keep the distance between them.

Ah..I guess it's not the crowd that keeps them apart then.

( FYI, it's an odd thing to see working couples in the city, mana tahu ada scandal ke apa kan.. ^_^" but they look young; late 20's mungkin)

Back to the story, they are walking in front of me and I can't help to know what's the story behind these two.

Entah bila masa, the guy sways his hand forward and the lady catches it abruptly!

Dengan kasarnya, the guy let go of her hand and shouted, "hazukashiiyo!" which means "it's embarrassing!" and put his hand in his pocket immediately.

Errr.. terdiam sebentar melihat situasi yang sungguh awkward ini.

The lady then keeps on walking align with the guy but she keeps on looking to the ground. Not knowing what to do, how to react. That moment really embarassed her.

Serious, rasa macam nak lari je dari situ so that I won't have to witness all this. But orang ramai sangat tak boleh nak gerak mana.

She keeps on following him even though he never bothers to walk a little bit slow for her. Yes- almost 10 minutes of awkwardness and I am still kat belakang diorang.

Then, one thing happened that made me think that they could actually be a couple..

Before climbing the stairs yang boleh tahan la penat nak memanjatnya, dan sangat-sangat-sangat packed dengan manusia, suddenly he said,


and she slowly grabs his hand from the back.

As we reach up to the end of the staircase, he let go of her hand and walk fast upfront as if they never knw each other at all. She keeps on following him from behind.

How complicated.

When she manages to catch up with him again, this time he is the one who's trying to touch her hand. But he didn't.

Romantic? I don't think so- because both of them think that it's a shameful act to do in front of the public. They were just trying to control themselves.

This incident really reminds me of a high school couple I saw in Pavilion when I was back in Malaysia for the summer. They were walking so (very) close as the boy's hand was on the girl's hip. Sumpah nak muntah!
Still with school uniform on lagi tu! Dengan batch sekolah pun ada lagi. Ya Allah..

If it were for the Japanese, akan malu besar kalau I dapat tahu which company they are from.

Bonda and I had our treatment at pavilion that day and it was ramadhan. Bonda said to me, "You've been preaching all this while. Now is the time for you to really do something about that (the high school couple). You have a strong reason to give. It's ramadhan anyway".

Subhanallah, Maha Suci Allah, mulut tiba-tiba seperti dah kene lock. Anak kunci macam dah telan masuk perut. Dah kene cerna. Hilang. Rasa nak lari jauh-jauh: buat-buat tak nampak. Suruh la orang lain yang tegur. Tak berani-!

Subhanallah, sungguh itu adalah cubaan pada diri ini yang cukup besar. Allah nak test sikit je. Buat ke tidak. Ada berani nak amal makruf nahi mungkar? Tegur biar dengan hikmah. Tapi sekarang hikmah kemana, apa kemana. Buat-buat tak nampak, level iman tahap mana tu? Begitukah sedemikian keadaannya sekarang ini teman-teman di Malaysia?

Susah nak beramal makruf nahi mungkar?

I was relived to be able to take my eyes off the couple. But, this is Japan. Kafirs that knows the meaning of being shameful of such.

But to the muslims that knows Allah is watching them all the time ? The idea, the thought of doing shameful things pun Allah dah tahu. Belum buat pun lagi. Tak malukah kita pada Allah?

I am ashamed of myself for not being able to say anything. Berani kerana benar. A great lesson learnt. Tak mahu lagi menanggung beban dosa tak mengamalkan nahi mungkar.