Rabu, Julai 24, 2013

Ramadhan reflection for myself (us..)

Assalamualaikum and good day peeps? How's your Ramadhan going? Great? Alhamdulillah..khair.. :) 

Dear friends..as we know..Ramadhan is a very special month...which is the best time to repair ourselves..to draw the line to all of our bad habits, behavior..and so on..

But you know what? What have we actually done on this Ramadhan? Are we still with our old self?


I feel the same too when it comes to the word "change"..I admit it's hard...really..it's hard..it takes full determination...sometimes I do feel like crying when I think "why?? why am I still the same?? I want to change to a better self..but why I see no difference?? why??"

Indeed..it makes me feel down to the ground sometimes..but then I remembered this beautiful verse in the Quran...

 لَا يُكَلِّفُ ٱللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا  
“la yukallifullahu nafsan illa wus’aha” Allah does not burden a person with something more than he can bear...
 (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:286)

Wallahi wa billahi wa tallahi..indeed Allah has given us so many beautiful messages..but we still didn't see it..Allahu...please forgive us...

Yes...I see it now!! There's still hope..we are still in Ramadhan, people!! Please..don't take it for granted... (a reminder for myself too.. =,=)

A friend of mine shared this quote..
If you can't control yourself in Ramadan, you can't control yourself on regular days for sure. 

Okay...wake up call, people....let's go!! :)

فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا
So verily, with the hardship, there is relief, (Ash-Sharh 94:5) 

(p/s = Ramadhan kareem everyone! Barakallahu fikum.. :D )

Ahad, Julai 14, 2013

MAINS interview..

*kerja gilo sey publish bondo ni malam-malam buto.. :P

Assalamualaikum and hello peeps! For this post I would like to tell you about MAINS's interview..without further due I'll just straight to the story...shall we?? :)

Before that...I would like you to know that MAINS only offer these courses..

1. Medic
  • Two choices of university (Ain Shams and Al-Azhar..both in Cairo)
2. Dentistry
  • LOL..they just start it this year..haha..my PITT-mate and I are the only ones that took up this course..haha.. (yup..we're pioneers of N9 dentistry students..haha.. :P)
  • Only one university..that is Al-Azhar.. :P
3.Islamic Studies
  • For STAM - Egypt (Al-Azhar)
  • For SPM - either in Morocco or Jordan
  • Either these three = dirasat islamiyah, syariah muamalat, usuluddin (not sure if I got this right)
4. Arabic language studies..
  • Also the same as Islamic studies
5. Qiraat
  • only for those that took diploma for hafazan and qiraat at ITQAN or  DARUL QURAN.
Okay..proceed..first of all..to be qualified by MAINS...you'll have to undergo three stages..

1. Psycology test..
  • in this test..you'll be given some handouts..you'll receive two papers (MCQ's and essay)..don't worry..they just wanted to know about yourselves..kind of like "Sidek's Personality Test"..just answer those questions TRUTHFULLY...and just be yourself..express what you think. But..show that you're mature enough to study abroad..ok? :)
  • this is the example for the essay question..
  1. You were about to face your final year examination when suddenly you got a news from your family saying that your loved one just passed away. You wanted to go back home but you didn't get the permission to do so because it will effect Anak Negeri's reputation. What would you do to face this?
(This is an EXAMPLE..okay? Nauzubillahi min zalik! )

*Glossary = MCQ - multiple choice questions (ABCD questions)

2. Fitness test..
  • well..they will not making you do a thousand push ups or something like that..it's fun actually! In this stage you will learn about teamwork..leadership skills..learn to this creatively and critically (or should I say KBKK..hehe..).. I assure you..it would be a blast!! 
some morning exercises.. :)

PVC tower! :)

But remember to bring lots of sports outfit..especially sport shoes..haha..you'll never know what kind of mess you'll be in...literally...

And remember..try to be active in every program..because they will judge you from here.. :)

3. The interview
  • yeah..every scholarship programs must have an interview..right? Haha..in this part..preparation is crucial..I repeat..CRUCIAL!! Prepare yourselves with the lastest issues in Malaysia, around the globe, and everything about the course that you applied. Your knowledge about Islam must be tip top as well.. (akidah, ibadah, etc.). 
  • Oh! Don't forget that in the last minutes of the interview..they will test your Arabic language proficiency..in other words..you'll have to speak in Arabic...haha..good luck!
  • And..watch out for the panel's eyes..they will try to make you feel under pressure and make you lose your words..just face the eyes and speak bravely!! :D
  • Oh! There will be a cameraman recording all of this interviewing process..hahaha!!! All the best! :P

Okay..that's all for the interviews that I've attended..I hope that it will help...see ya! :D

Khamis, Julai 11, 2013

The story of JPA-MARA interview..

Assalamualaikum and good day, peeps! First of all I would like to wish a blessed Ramadhan for all of you! :)
For this post I would like to tell you a little bit on JPA-MARA's interview..are you ready? :) Of course you are...let's go! :D

For those who lived in Selangor, KL and Negeri Sembilan..usually the interview takes place in KPTM Bangi, Selangor..but...I don't where it would be held next year..so..you'll know it when you're applying it.. :)

Okay...first of all..it's all about appearence...make sure that you have enough sleep so you don't have any of those eyebags or gloomy face or anything related to lack-of-sleep sindromes. It's important for you look and feel fresh on your interview.. :P

Next..the clothing..don't show up with slippers or t-shirt! No! A big no-no for that! On that day..you must have that excecutive look..dress smartly..for the girls..wear bright coloured baju kurung (for muslims) / shirt with black skirts (for non-muslims)..but not too bright okay? Just enough to not make you look all dark and gloomy..

As for the scarf...better to pun on the "tudung bawal"...and use not more that 3 brooches..

For boys...yours are quite easy..just shirt+tie+black slacks..to make you look more dashing...you could try to pun on a blazer.. :) But...keep your hair neat and tidy..ok? No long hair or k-pop style or something like that..

Oh yeah! The shoes! Wear black skin shoes..that'll be fine..

from here you can take this as an example on clothing... :) 
(p/s = we're waiting for the interview to start..it's stomach-churning man!! :D)

Okay..take note that for those that applied under JPA-MARA will have to undergo an interview..as for those who applied under MARA..they just have to undergo an IQ test.. :)

But still..the clothing is still the same.. :)

And I don't know if they still do this for next year..so always be prepared! :)

check this out!! this is my number..oh yeah! :)

Okay...now lets talk about how the interview happens..the interview has 3 sessions..and all of you will be divided into groups..

There are 2 case-studies...1 in Malay..1 in English and 1 session for interview (the part where you'll be asked questions on blablabla whatever they want to ask..)

  • in this part they will give you a question and you'll be given 30 minutes to discuss..15 minutes to write it on a mahjong paper and 15 minutes to present the answers..
  • sometimes the question can be quite tricky..haha..from this session your confidence and intellect will be judged..so..let out all of your ideas!! :)
The interview
  • in this part they will ask you questions...whether about yourself...or about the current day issues or..anything that they wanted to ask! in this part..if they ask you in English..answer in English..if they ask in Malay..speak in Malay..
  • if they ask you something that you don't know...just speak! just tell them your opinion..or should I say.. "redah je!!" :D

The best thing about this interview is..you can find new friends..and at least you have some experience on interviews...and you can use it when you're finding a job! :)

Well..all the best...for the next post I'll tell about MAINS's interview...well..see ya! :)

Ahad, Julai 07, 2013

Fake life?

*Note = this post has been kept as a draft for a long, long time... :D
found this interesting quote from an amazing sister Aisyah Shakirah..I really like the way she speaks out her mind...

Assalamualaikum and a very good day to all of you..Alhamdulillah..I've got the chance to write here..
Fake life? Well...before I start to let out all of my thoughts in this post, I would like to tell all of you that I'm just trying to write what's on my mind..

Well...used to do the fake smile when I was about 13/ 14 years old...well....you know..err...you take your camera and hold it way up high...above your head and smile with your eyes wide open so that you look cute like in the anime cartoons..sort of..

Well...I admit..it does made you look kind of cute....but...a fake kind of cute..why?

Because you only show your face not in a real view..I mean..not the eye-to eye view..in other words...you're not showing your real self! You're faking your look just so you get praises and compliments from other people..but...what's the point of getting compliments when you know it was fake?

Anyways...beauty is crucial for females like us...but..it is not that important compared to personality. What I'm trying to say is...what's the point of having a pretty face when you're rude to others?

For school students..beauty is not so important compared to the importance of being an excellent student in school. Trust me, people will respect you more if have the brains! Yeah!! The brains, guys...the brains!! :D

Well, the moral of the story, its not the looks that matters...its the inside that matters (wallaweh!!)..

All right..that all for today..see ya! :D

p/s = but that doesn't mean that you didn't have to care about wearing the proper and CLEAN clothes..you must look good so people could get a good impression on you! :)

After some moments.. :P

Assalamualaikum and good day, peeps! Yeah...it's been a lomg time since the last time I posted on this blog (like always....hehe... :P) Because there are so many things to do after receiving my SPM results..

Maybe onwards I'll try to post something about school (study tips, stress managing tips, etc.) or post-SPM stuff (like what to do? how to use your free time?) or about some interviews that I've attended (LOL...I only applied JPA and MAINS..haha..)


Where do I study now? 

Let's just say that I haven't even start yet! Haha...I just finished my preparation that was held by MAINS..it's called Program Intensif Timur Tengah [PITT] at Pusat Dakwah Islamiah, Paroi together with the other 40 students. We stayed there for 1 month and 1 week and we didn't even allowed to go home! Haha..but eventually..PITT is awesome!! We actually have a lot our programs outdoors than indoors (imagine that we only stayed in pusat dakwah on the 2nd and 3rd week! The rest? Well, we're on the road! :D)

I'll tell about it later in syaa Allah..

You got MAINS? Timur Tengah? We're you going? 

Well..at first I would like to say Alhamdulillah..it's a blessing form Allah SWT...and in syaa Allah...I will further my studies in the Al-Azhar University in Cairo,Egypt in dentistry..do pray for me..and us PITT students.. :)

Okay...there are so many things to be told..but I can't tell all them in this post...so wait until the next post..ok? :)

p/s = when will I have time to update this thing like the old days.. :(