3 Bijak 2010

Being a father brother to all these kids is surely worth it. Where can you find all these charming angels except in 3 Bijak 2010? But life has to go on. Some stay in the same level, a few move the best class, a few drop class and 3 of them move to other schools.

What stays is the memories that we share. Some were sweet and some was bitter. Those were the tastes that make us grown up to be better person. Perhaps in 10 years time these kids’ life would be more colorful than the life that they used to have with their father brother back in 2010. God bless us! huhuhu



It has been a great year, lets make next year even ‘better’. To define the word ‘better’ is quite wide. Lets make it better to the God’s point of view first, and everything will come under it.

On your mark, get set…..

The momentum is there, and insyaallah with the strength given, I will walk through the lane that has been planned to me to be a better person.

Meeting The Master XIV

When I was in Marjon, I joined the Marjon Jujitsu Club to experience something new, which I have told in the earlier post. Thanks to all my friends, senpai and senseis especially Sensei Christ Gregory for allowing me to share the sweetness of pain which allows me to understand martial art better.

Sensei Gregory is the one who is in charge  of teaching us in Marjon. He is also known as Sensei Picnic. Rumors mentioned that he got his nickname because he always bring his own lunch pack along with him during the training and enjoy them during the break or after the training session as if he is having a picnic. huhuhu

Sensei Gregory in the middle.

His character is as calm as jitsu moves. Although we were always having pressured by the tense training module and pushed to our limit, the way Sensei Gregory conducts us is not as an order, but more towards suggestion. “If you could do the stance like this.. “, he would say by giving a clear example instead of  “Do this and make this!”. That made us feel willing to participate and try our best.

The ‘gentle’ approach that he used towards us was clearly seen when we trained under other senseis. We really appreciate and thankful that we learn under him because other senseis were not as polite as him on the mats. Once we stepped into the dojo, its like we were standing in the whole new world. Everything became serious and tense. The aim is simple, to prepare the trainee or the real world, rather than to get a healthy life through sport.

Sensei Gregory has also shown one of the good example on how we treat our partner in the training. He has locked, pinned, thrown and even beat me. But it does not injure me, especially with the throwing. I could still remember how he did among the first Ipon move to me, and suddenly I have done a complete somersault before landing my body in front of him. I was shocked but there was no pain at all. Amazing. That is how we should act to our partner, and I not really good at it yet. huhuhu

Look what I have found in the tube! My friends and senseis. huhuhu.. I can hardly remember the movements, yet I terribly miss them. huhuhu

The clip is suitable to be watched by the beginner like me. huhu

Halal brings happiness

Thanks to Abe Farid and family for the hospitality and also Abe Lan for the spontaneous idea. We know that KFC will never beats bubur asyura or bubur lambok, but  hey it feels like heaven!


These are some of the events that usually occur during school holiday, when the relatives are around.

Bubur Asyura

Bubur Lambok

The ideas of sharing the prosperety is perhaps the act of showing the thankfulness towards what God has given, which includes the inner peace and health. May God strenghten our belief and reliability towards Him.

My Toys X

Got the spear just now although it has been at Ayah Su’s for ages.

Lembing Alif and Haa?

Tomorrow onwards might be busy days. I have to do some cleaning to wipe the rust on the surface. Besides, there is a need to resize the butt in oder to attach the hadle rod of the spears. Definately, I will update on the new look of my spears later. huhuhu

Meeting the Master XIII

“Shaykh Muhammad Englands resident Sundanese silat Guru and Healer and charity fundraiser for orphanages etc in indonesia!! Please pray for his speedy recovery as he suffered a nasty accident in java!!”

our meeting on September 2008

Just got the news from the FB mentioning that Pak Muhammad involved in an accident. Oh God give him strength to endure the test that you have set. Make him strong and recover fast so that he can contribute to the betterment of the ummah.

p/s: A bit about Pak Muhammad Zaenal Arifin (here)

Sapar- the New Castle Disease

Yesterday was among the fine days in the raining season. Perhaps the first phase of the raining season has ended. We were hanging around at my grandparents’ house, watching things around them and one of them was his chickens.

picture: Cik caught a hen (could not be retrieved from my phone)

My grandpa (Cik) rears his own flock of chickens raised with plenty of warmth and love. About 15 of them. He has the kandang made of recycle wood solid brick. Even the chickens nowadays live in bricks bungalow. Lucky them. Out of nowhere, Cik asked me whether I am graving to eat chicken. The answer is obviously a big YES.

We went through the standard procedure of getting the chicken ready. It started with catching and then slaughtering, skinning, and cutting it into parts. Thanks to Cik, Mek and MokCik. According to cik, he is doing the chicken clearance for this season. He just wanted to have about 5 chickens in his barn for the time being.

He mentioned that chicken would usually get Sapar disease (New Castle Desease) during this season. This is due to the inconsistent eating died that the chicken consume. Some ate from the drain and some were left getting hunger and cold. Thus, it makes the Sapar easy to spread. All of Mak Kioh alik ‘jatuh’s chickens has dead recently due to the disease.

They turn white when they got their new feather.

Talking about chicken, we used to have variety of chicken around. When we lived in Penang, we had colorful chicken. We kept our pocket money and saved them in order to buy them (of course sponsorship from our pama was needed).

Then, back in Kelantan, we used to have Israel, Japanese, Turkey, Serama, Eggs and the typical village chicken. All of them had different sort of behaviors. Israel chicken is known for its aggressiveness. They like to be very violent to other creatures and even to their masters. Only knife on their neck can threat their behavior. Japanese chicken acts as normal chicken except that they are phisically bold on their neck and parts of their head.

The next one is the turkey. Their size is the biggest and has the loudest voice. They appear to be very protective to their group. They might chase if you show your phathetickness to them. The Serama is the most expensive of all. Their price would even be more expensive than a deer (read produa kancil). As we were just breeding them for fun, they were not well train and not fit for competition. huhuhu.

The last one was the usual village chicken. Today, there is no longer chicken around the house as none of my siblings are at home to take care of them. huhuhu

Live Curious

Nice adverticement on Nat Geo..

If you are, you breath. If you breath, you talk. If you talk, you ask. If you ask, you think. If you think, you search. If you search, you experience. If you experience, you learn. If you learn, you grow. If you grow, you wish. If you wish, you find. If you find, you doubt. If you doubt, you question. If you question, you understand. If you understand, you know. If you know, you want to know more… And if you want to know more, you are alive…

Am I alive enough?

Ustaz Ambo Nih

I met a teacher of mine who has taught me in the KAFA (religious and fardu ain) class when I was in primary school (standard 3 if I am not mistaken). He is one of the great teachers that I have as I always remember him when we talked about fardu ain class that we used to have.

It was in my friends’ wedding ceremony earlier this year when I met him. He looks the same as when I was still wearing my baby tooth about 15 years ago. Except, he has lost a few of his permanent tooth. huhuhu

It was an enlightenment to have a chat with his. His joke is a high quality joke which is difficult to find nowadays, and of course comes with moral values. His words are full with wisdom.

One of the things that I could recall is that when he recited an Arabic poem mentioning something about weeds taking opportunity over fertiliser given to a tree that a garderner grows, which is ok for the survival of the weeds itself but it should not be applied in our daily life.

My jaw dropped as I have not heard such balaghah for a long time. I really miss those days when we used to talk about those think. Tease each other with careful choice  of words. huhuhu

May Allah give strength to him to teach and share his knowledge to others.