"Belum tibakah masanya bagi orang-orang yang beriman untuk secara khusyuk mengingati Allah dan mematuhi kebenaran yang telah diwahyukan (kepada mereka) dan janganlah mereka (berlaku) seperti orang-orang yang telah menerima kitab sebelum itu, kemudian mereka melalui masa yang panjang sehingga hati mereka menjadi keras. Dan banyak di antara mereka menjadi orang-orang fasik." [Al Hadid, 57 : 16]

Sunday, 28 July 2013

It has Begun!

Bismillah.
Ramadhan Kareem!





The last 10 nights of Ramadhan, has started. Did you realize it? I almost didn't. Astargfirullah.
Let's make the most of what's left, no matter what the state we're in now, let's seek for the Lailatul Qadr together!


We may feel like hypocrites, but we're on the road to Allah's Jannah, may Allah elevate this hypocrisy to istiqamah. With the barakah of Ramadhan Kareem.




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It's funny how words contradict our actions, ey?
Astargfirullah..

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Mind maps ideas and tips.

Bismillah.



Esok exam Animal Health. Alhamdulillah tinggal sikit nak study, so I figured I'll just scan through my notes for today and memorize the mind maps that I'd done, maybe adding up little bits of info here and there.


I promised I'll show some of my current mind maps to give you some ideas of how a mind map can be made. These are just some of the ways, my ways, to do it. Remember, mind map is only limited by your creativity, so seeing other peoples' ideas might expand yours! :)

I made my own notebook, I just bind clear A4 papers and that's what I've been using to jot down my notes all the time this semester in class.




For biochemistry, my least favorite subject, I'm having a hard time to concentrate in class, and understand the lectures. Most of the time, I think I only understand 1% out of the whole lecture! Clearly I have to do something so I tried to scan through the materials before going to the lecture, and make an overall mind map of the topic. Alhamdulillah it worked! Because of the mind map, I can keep track of where I am in this topic, make relation between subtopics and because of I am aware of what I'm learning is, I understand a whole lot more!

I did this mind map, about Protein and Lipid at home just before going to the university that day. It took me about an hour to scan through all the slides and make this mind map. And because I was in the mood, I used colorful pens for the branches.






Most of the time I just use a black pen and a pencil to make life easier, and to finish the mind map quicker. This mind map is about Bovine Tuberculosis. I made a rough sketch of the mind map and then after class, I drew the complete mind map, along with the hanging cow, haha!


But usually I just make the mind maps on the spot during the classes. They aren't as pretty as the ones I've made after the class, but they're still readable, and understandable, and I don't really mind the hasty handwritting, as long as it's mine.







And if I'm really lazy, I just make everything with pencil.


So that's it for today. Sorry I didn't edit the pictures to make them brighter or add copyright, because I really need to study now. Pray for me, in sya Allah, for my Animal Health examination tomorrow!


and though this entry is made with haste, but I hope it helps and inspires some of you to study smarter and make great mind maps! In sya Allah, if there's more time, I will share more mind maps with you, and some tips but as for today, I have to constraint myself and study!


Ramadhan Kareem!
and Assalamualaikum.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Can't Wait.

Bismillah.





I suppose I shouldn't say I can't wait, though there're many reasons why I can't and lately these reasons have been building up and pushing me towards the edge.


One of the trials of Ramadhan: Our future house is taking forever to finish!


I used to be a person who doesn't mind waiting for hours for the bus 'Azzam, or if someone's late for our meeting, I still am, but my patience for this particular topic is getting thinner and thinner. Now that I think of it, Alhamdulillah Allah gave me this test in Ramadhan, He must have known I'll be running out of patience soon, and so He gives me a definite reason to still hold my wits in.


Madrasah Ramadhan.


There're many reasons why I can't wait to move, one is simply because I can't wait to get out of my current house. There're so much to do there that I just can't do here. My study table is stuffed with the things I want to move to there. To move on, with life. To walk out of a challenge and into another one, maybe growing out a hand or losing all.


Everything happens for a reason.


His smirk, her head, their faces, Allah made them all happened for a reason. I'll hold on to that entirely, cause I believe in Him.
Marah dengan orang arab ni takkan bawak ke mana2.
Mereka akan tetap macam tu.
The question is, are you going to keep being this side of you?


Let them rot themselves, but don't ever let them rot you!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Something about mind mapping.

Bismillah..




Saya rasa, saya kena clearkan something di sini.



Alhamdulillah, saya sekarang sedang belajar di Jordan, bidang perubatan Tahun 1 (in sya Allah dah nak masuk tahun 2). Jarak antara Jordan dan Malaysia tersangatlah jauh, dan tiket penerbangan tersangatlah mahal, jadi nak balik Malaysia pun paling2 setahun sekali.


Kenapa saya nak cakap benda ni? Sebab ada sebilangan pembaca blog ni yang masih berharap saya dapat buat lagi nota2 dan mind map untuk subjek2 Form 4 dan Form 5, which is quite impossible lah, sebenarnya. Minta maaf sangat2!


Subjek medik Tahun 1 ini pun saya perlu struggle untuk score, jadi memang saya takde masa nak buat extra mind map untuk yang meminta. Lagipun, manalah saya bawak buku2 biology, fizik, kimia Form 4 & 5 ke Jordan ni.. -.-"


Tapi, untuk mengubat sikit kekecewaan anda, saya akan post mind map yang saya buat di sini, mungkin hanya sebagai ilham dan pencetus idea bagi siapa2 yang tak tau nak buat mind map macammana. Mind maps ni nanti mestilah semua subjek2 medik (dan ada certain yang tak) tapi it won't hurt just to look and take some inspiration, kan?


:)


In sya Allah, saya akan post several mind maps dalam entri2 selepas ini.


Minta maaf lagi sekali, dan selamat belajar!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Ramadhan Kareem!

Bismillah.
Ramadhan Kareem!



I'll warm up my post with this cute song for children from Dawud Wharnsby Ali. It's about waking up for sahur, which I personally think is not a problem for just children, haha =.="




The rhythm of your breathing is so soft,
as you lay up in your beds so sweetly dreaming.
Through your windows, smells of bread and sounds of drumming drift and waft,
to fill your nose and ear,
and tell you that the dawn is near.

Wrapped up like baked pastries in your sheets,
I know you're tucked away so warm and cozy,
There's tea, and dates and sweets, a suhur party in the streets,
so get up out of bed!
Come and greet the day ahead!


Hear me beat my drum, as down your street I come.

The moon is falling, I am calling,
to wake you for the day that's on her way.
Get yourselves out of bed, before the night is gone,

to welcome a new day of Ramadhan.


Our busy little lives can make us crazy,
and it's so easy to get stuck in a routine.
Doing everything the same way everyday can make us lazy,
so let's take control today,
live our lives in a new way.


So wake up! Stop you're dreaming.
Let us wake the neighbourhood,
to share in all that's good, the pots of ful are steaming,
let's break our dull routine,
let all the world join in the scene.


Hear me beat my drum, as down your street I come.
The moon is falling, I am calling,
to wake you for the day that's on her way.
Get yourselves out of bed, before the night is gone,

to welcome a new day of Ramadhan.


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How's Ramadhan in Jordan this year? Tough.


The heat is one reason, cause it's summer but that's not all. Subuh starts at 4.00 am which means suhur is before that! Qiammullail is harder as you have to get up real early to catch up with the one third of the night.


And we have summer semester, which means mostly our Raya Eid is full with examinations. And there's no bazaar Ramadhan here, so we have to cook everything that we 'mengidam'. But despite all this, Ramadhan in Jordan is wonderful!


About a month before Ramadhan, the Arabs started giving candies and sweets as freebies in supermarkets and malls. It was as if they can't wait to greet Ramadhan. Here, Ramadhan is like Eid Fitri in Malaysia. They started putting up lights around their houses, fireworks and all, in Ramadhan.


And at maghrib time, you'll see the streets are like ghost town! There's very little people scurrying around in the once really crowded streets. Everyone is breaking their fast with their family. And after that, Terawih prayer. Masya Allah, the spirit here is high! Almost all of the masajids are full with muslims, both men and women.


And everyone going around saying "Ramadhan Kareem!" and we're suppose to answer "Allahu Akram!"
:)


I love the Ramadhan here... But I sure miss Malaysia a lot! In sya Allah, it will not be long before I'll finally going back home!


Monday, 15 July 2013

Never Give Up on Climbing up the Cupboard!

Bismillah.




"Hey, what's in there?"
"Ooo.. there's a step over here, maybe I could get over there through here.."
"Nope, don't work. Maybe I'll try again."
"Nope. Ok, I'll just cool off a little."
"Right, let's try again!"
"Aaaawww, almost had it!!" (Go to a corner, and bit some carpet*frustrated*)
"Hey, there's a tight hole in here! What's over there??"(eyes shining again with curiosity)



"Jebat! Gigit karpet lagi ke?? Hish! Kenapa buat camtu?!"


.. and I scooped him up and put him back in his cage to teach him a lesson.


LOL!


Watching him trying to climb into my cupboard just gave me a jolly good laugh. He just never give up! Even when he failed, he went off to wander elsewhere, just to come to the same spot and try again.


And when he was frustrated, he bit the carpet. Haha, well he deserved the 'detention' room. :)


But seeing him trying over and over again, all because of pure curiosity of  "what's over there?'' makes me wonder, where did my curiosity went? When was the last time I ever did anything out of pure curiosity?


And Jebat never give up! Me? I mean, look at him now, he's biting his way out of his cage!


Even when your sense of logic tells you that you can't possibly do that particular something, hold on to your dream, because a hamster never give up to get out of his cage, so why should you?




(even though it's possible that he just loves biting the cage bar) ^^,

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Jellyfish

Bismillah.



- Jellyfish Biochemistry - 
Pen and pencil
-Sorry about the poor photography, been planning to finally buy a scanner.. later -




"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless shall again be king."

- J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring -