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The Unforgiven

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It’s been 5 months and I finally got the courage to write about it. I lost my second brother, E on May 4 th , 2021 on the 22 nd Ramadhan. His demise was tragic, but there was nothing that we could do about it anyway. I believe that was the best for him. It was God’s plan for him. Just like the rest of his life. And our lives as well… ***** E is my half-brother. We used to live together under the same roof when I was very little. Then he went to live with our relative. He continued his studies at a boarding school in Kuantan. I remember our trip to see him there once, it was at night. That was all that I remembered though. I could not bring myself on how to explain the relationship that we had as siblings. We were not that close that we could joke around with each other, but he was always there. I would see him from time to time. I remember he would come over to the house occasionally, but I could not really remember the conversation that we had, or the things that we did together as a

Tentang Sesuatu

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Beberapa minggu lepas ada ujian yang datang menimpa. Biasalah, kalau namanya hidup, mana pernah berhenti daripada diuji. Cuma ujian kali ini datang dalam bentuk yang amat berbeza – diri ini terpalit dan terbelenggu dengan suatu kerumitan yang bukan ditimbulkan sendiri, bukan dicari, di luar pengetahuan dan perkara yang berlaku itu tidak pernah terfikirkan. Butiran insiden itu tak perlulah dihuraikan di sini kerana agak peribadi. Cuma sebagai seorang yang agak berwaspada dan tidak keterlaluan boleh dikatakan punya daya firasat atau instinct yang kuat, bila terjadinya perkara ini, soalannya ialah “Kenapa?”   Tipulah jika dikata hati ini tidak kecewa. Tipulah jika dikata tak menyumpah dalam hati. Perasaan marah, geram, keliru, risau semua bersatu. Apa yang dirasa di jiwa dan yang membelenggu di benak tak terluah dengan kata-kata. Lebih pedih sebab diri ini tiada daya untuk mengubah apatah lagi menghalangnya. Dalam pada melayan perasaan tu, tiba-tiba timbul dalam jiwa dan fikiran

Life in 2020 ~ When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Cake!

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Life in 2020 was something that we never imagined before – the Government asked us to stay at home in order to flatten the curve or in other words to contain the spread of COVID-19.  Never in my life would I’ve thought that we could be heroes by just staying at home. No need to wear cape or have super power, just slip into your PJs, minding our own business at home and making sure to have very minimal physical contact with the outside world. Well, I guess this is every introvert’s dream 😆 But then again, what we thought to be a short-term stint, turnout to be much longer than what we had anticipated earlier on. The PKP or MCO had started since the mid of March and was supposed to be until the end of the abovementioned month. Little did we know that based on the assessment of the situation by the Ministry of Health and the National Security Council, the restriction order was extended to another fortnight, then another…. and it continued to be extended on for a good 56 days in total!

Tragedi Oktober ~ Air oh Air

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Genap sebulan isu ketiadaan air di Lembah Klang yang menjejaskan pengguna di 7 daerah selama 4 hari , 'acara' ini diteruskan lagi pada lewat 4 Oktober 2020 dan kali ini melibatkan  274 kawasan dan menjejaskan 1.3 juta pengguna  termasuk kawasan rumah dan tempat tinggal saya.  Isu gangguan bekalan air tidak berjadual ini bukanlah isu baharu dan sebagai pengguna secara jujurnya saya telah berada pada satu tahap untuk tidak peduli tentang apa jua punca gangguan tersebut kerana skripnya sama ~ pencemaran sumber air oleh kilang atau penternak haram dan seumpama dengannya sehingga mengakibatkan gangguan air.  Sebagai pengguna berbayar yang kami mahukan adalah kepastian bila bekalan air boleh disalurkan semula dan jaminan bahawa ianya benar-benar selamat untuk digunakan.  Realiti apabila ketiadaan air ~ hidup masih perlu diteruskan. Kami masih perlu ke pejabat, sekolah dan masih perlu makan/minum. Tiada cuti khas tanpa rekod yang diberikan untuk membolehkan kami 'lari' ke kawa

Second Quarter of 2020 ~ A Retrospective: A Virus so Powerful They Gave It A Crown

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How it started On top of the national political turmoil, the happenings on the second quarter of 2020 was something that we never imagined of except in the movie.  Who would have thought that the whole world would be shaken and stood almost completely still because of a virus! Yep, the Coronaviruses (65–125 nm in diameter) had cause nothing but chaos since the first outbreak was reported sometime in December last year. The case was first discovered in Wuhan, China (well at least it was what the scientists believed to be) and within a short period of time, it has become a major outbreak.   Despite of it becoming a pandemic, the virus itself was not entirely new. The earliest reported case was in the late 1920s and human coronaviruses were discovered in the 1960s. It was interesting to know that the scientists named it ‘Corona’ which is Latin for crown because of its spiky surface.   When we first heard about the case, we said to ourselves, “Wow, that’s bad”.  But that was it.

Cuti-cuti Malaysia : Muzium Negara

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S empena cuti sempena Hari Kemerdekaan ke-63 baru ini, kami bawa anak-anak ke Muzium Negara. Kedengaran klise, tetapi memang telah lama menyimpan hasrat untuk bawa anak-anak ke sini, tetapi tidak berkesempatan sampailah ke 31 Ogos 2020. Jika diikutkan, Muzium Negara ditutup setiap Isnin, tetapi sempena Hari Merdeka ia dibuka seperti biasa --> Nasib baik sempat semak sebelum pergi 😅   Kami bergerak dalam jam 8 pagi dan alang-alang dah ke KL tu, kita singgah ke Kenny Hills Bakers – geram tengok gambar pastry  yang lalu-lalang di IG bila kawan-kawan ke sana. Sekali sampai tengok ramai betul orang beratur untuk dine-in . Jadinya kami ambil keputusan untuk take-away saja - sayang dah sampai tapi tak rasa, kan? Yang kelakar bila sahaja tahu kami nak take away , crew  bertugas terus usher kami masuk ke dalam, meninggalkan mereka yang sedang beratur panjang untuk masuk. Mesti ada yang ingat kami VIP potong barisan hahaha.   Sampai di dalam, wah memang best ambience dia. Tapi r

To the Girls I Loved Before: Gilmore Girls

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Growing up, one of my favourite TV shows apart from F.R.I.E.N.D.S (of course) had to be the Gilmore Girls. The show made its debut on 2000 and had ran for seven seasons until 2007.   Gilmore Girls was the ‘hip and happening’ TV shows back then. It was a perfect combo of gorgeous leading roles ~ Lorelai and Rory that were living a somewhat Boho life in an idyllic small-town ~ Stars Hollow (that seemed to host so many festivities all year long) with their loving and quirky friends and also neighbours. Apart from the small town charm, f rom time to time, the audience got a glimpse of the life of the rich and privileged  society in America  all thanks to  Richard and Emily Gilmore  which seemed to either hosting or attending so many parties -  cocktail parties, charity events etc., including the absurd occasion (well at least to me) the debutante ball @ coming out party - are you serious?   The Gilmore Girls' Inner Circle Back then (oh I feel so old!), there was no streaming