Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Projek Perpustakaan Mini Rumah Nurul Hidayah

Alhamdulillah, projek perpustakaan mini di Rumah Nurul Hidayah,Kg Cheh, Bukit Gantang sudah disiapkan Sabtu lepas.

Saya suka foto ini!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Library Project @ Rumah Nurul Hidayah, Kg. Cheh

I can confirm now that 6 people will be going to Kati from Kuala Lumpur. 2 cars would be enough to load in the books and the people for the trip on Saturday, 23rd February. The people:My colleagues and buddies;Farouq & Mamagie,myself,Ryzah, Bro Nasrun and wife, Kak Nett.
We will be leaving KL by 9.00 a.m. No rush-rush - just like Janda Baik's trip last time.
Perhaps, we can have our lunch in Ipoh (lunch plan at Rumah Nurul Hidayah is scrapped after discussing it with En Manap just now) . Hmmm...Nasi Ganja Jalan Raja Yang Kalsom could be a nice treat for Nasi Ganja's first timers like Ryzah and the rest if they are OK with spicy mamak food.
The itinerary for the rest of the day is remained the same.
Oh, before I forget, my friend Norsalina and Abang Jiwarasa would be joining us from Ipoh that day.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Library Project@Rumah Nurul Hidayah: Itinerary

Here is the tentative itinerary for trip to deliver the books and setting up a mini-library at Rumah Nurul Hidayah,Kati, Bukit Gantang, Perak on the 23rd February 2008.

23rd Feb 2008 (Saturday)

9.00 a.m. - Rendezvous at Toll Jalan Duta and depart to K.Kangsar.
12.00 p.m. - Arrive at Rumah Nurul Hidayah
12.30 p.m. - Lunch
1.30 p.m - Zuhur & Rest
2.30 p.m. - Setting up the library
5.30 p.m. - Rest
8.30 p.m. - BBQ with the kids at Rumah Nurul Hidayah
10.30 p.m. Sleep

24 February (Sunday)

8.00 a.m - Depart back to KL. (Might be leaving earlier - as Abang Jiwarasa pointed out that 24th Feb is the nomination day for PRU 12)

Do let me know if you want to join us. So far, 8 people already signed up for the trip from KL. I Need to know the exact number of people going by coming Wednesday so that we can estimate the no. of pax for homestay accommodation. Homestay rate is RM30 per night per person.
My phone number is 019-6925192.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Beluda-like bread at The Loaf, Pavilion,KL .Awang Goneng must be smiling from ear to ear if he reads this.

Library Project: Rumah Nurul Hidayah

I am planning to go to send the books to Rumah Nurul Hidayah, Kg Cheh, Bukit Gantang, Perak on 23rd February 2008. It's not going to be a day trip.We have to stay there since the place is quite far from KL-unless you want to drive home on the same day. They got homestay program where we can stay with families in the village.

I have not decide yet whether to go to K.Kangsar in the morning or afternoon on the 23rd. If we go in the afternoon, more people can join in especially for people who is working that day.That night, after dinner, perhaps we can do some program with the kids or we can do things like wrapping the books or just doze off. The next morning, we set up the library and by lunch we can return to KL.

What do you think?

For your information, the home has about 20 children, mostly teenagers. The youngest is 3 years old. The home is managed by En Abdul Manap Hj Mohamad Tahir. He is also running the Bukit Gantang Homestay. I have spoken to him just now and he's more than happy to receive us that weekend.

So, Anedra,Pak Zabs, Pak Adib, Akmal, Mueiz and the rest who missed the last trip to Janda Baik, I am looking forward to see you guys this time.

Do let me know as soon as possible if you want to come along. My number is 019-6925192.

Monday, February 11, 2008


I love the Principle 15 of Jack Canfield's How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be:


I went to KeKKWA today to clarify on my eligibility for SLPS's grant application in order to study theatre clowning for nearly 2 months under the great Giovanni Fusetti in Boulder, Colorado in late 2008. They said OK for me to reapply considering that there is a gap of 3 years since my last application in 2005.

Still, it is up to the panel members to decide when they table up and deliberate on all the application.

Anyway, I got nothing to lose. If I don't ask, the answer will always be No!

Note: I am applying for the grant to attend Giovanni Fusetti's two of three workshops at Boulder International Clown School, Colorado from August 26th to September 17th (The Red Nose) and September 22nd to October 5th (Clown's Life).

All in all, I estimate that I need to raise around RM15,000 for this study trip covering course fee of US$1400 (for 2 workshops),lodgings,stipends and airfare.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


I missed it very much.

It's a world where failure is always a triumph.

It's where ridiculousness is beautiful.

It's where laughter is sacred.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Rumah Nur Zaharah Library Project: The Visit

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A very nice Saturday indeed.
Alhamdulillah, the weather was so nice.

Everything ran smoothly.

Everyone did their parts.

Some helped in the kitchen to prepare the BBQ.

Some went upstairs to set up the shelves and clean the room.

Some, helped to arrange the books accordingly.

Some helped the kids with maths.

Some helped to do simple health check-ups.

Only one person pretending that he was so busy running around.

Ah, that's me!
It was great to see everyone did their parts that day.

Let the photos tell the whole story.

Library Project Photos #1

A young enthusiastic chap from the home shown us how to fix the bookcase.

Abe Omar looked confused.......

And he finally got it!

Posted by Picasayoung librarians helping to sort out the books

Library Project Photos #2

Pak Ya is conducting SIRIM Quality checks..

And he's still checking....

Nizam and Farouq is busy fixing the leftover screws? whileYamtuan is watching...

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Library Project Photos #3

The librarians sorting out books upstairs

Arranging the books

Tagged the shelves

Posted by PicasaWallah! The Library is opened!

Friday, February 01, 2008

Library Project: Trip to Janda Baik,2nd Feb 2008

To date, around 15-20 people is confirmed to visit Rumah Nur Zaharah tomorrow morning.

We will meet up at Toll Gombak of Karak Highway at 9.00 am.

Here is the free & easy itinerary for tomorrow:

9.00 a.m. - Meet at Toll Gombak (Karak Highway)

10.00 a.m - Arrive at Rumah Nur Zaharah,Kg Gemuroh, Janda Baik
- Set up the library corner

- reading session by volunteers, perhaps?

12.00 p.m - BBQ di tepi sungai (lots of foods - BBQ stuff, donated nasi lemak,donated apple cakes,etc)

2.00 p.m - depart for KL

WANT TO COME ALONG? Please call me 019-6925192.