28 December 2009

la[la]la age of the geek[s]

As most football lovers do in weekend's night, I was looking forward to watch Spurs's match the other night, against local rival, Fulham. Well, in a searching for a seat, consciously, I saw a single table of 4 seats is possessed by a dumpy foreign student, I supposed, accessing official wifi connection with all his things on the table, probably his study thingy.

Well, this is one of a kind who you would have to be saying *could u please find somewhere else*. kan? hee. Moreover, the router isn't just in the cafe. There're more. Opps, there's one more-2 of them per college-as far as I know.

Go to the tv room bro, the're power supplies, privacy, and better surfing supposingly.*the mangement would repeat that they've no money to be spent on expanding the coverage. So, be grateful of the hotspot(s).

The point is, if you have the power within you, will you get rid of the like, like him?
*serious* Stands for the rights. Hurm, fyi, i dont really like the feeling when I can't make people nodded before me, if my thought were right, admittedly after some seriously simple consideration of win-win condition for both.

But then, he's there, stills, till his lappy's battery diminished to its end. But, but but does he not aware of the rife? I mean, ermm, it's a norm right, for people to watch football match at weekend's night?

Wait, he's a foreign, means different culture, different thought, different norm(s)?
lol. But, "GOAL" is cheered all over the globe. Maybe he's different. , in a middle of football sensation.

Another story though, actually, I dont get to see Spurs. It's inconvenience, because Chelsea is everywhere. What a misdventure. I'm minor here. a minor. of one club's supporter.

what a joyous return for Modric. He's back.

12 December 2009

| how do you define the acronym of [B.T.N] ?

It starts with Selangor, and then Penang. so?

Stop debate on BTN, I will decide, says Najib

PEKAN, Dec 12 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants all quarters, including ministers not to prolong the polemics on the National Civics Bureau (BTN).
He said he himself would evaluate BTN’s training modules and arrive at a decision on them later.
“All quarters have given their views or opinions (on the BTN). All kinds of opinions have been voiced, I think it is enough,” he told reporters after opening the Pekan Resource Centre here today.
He said this when asked to comment on the differing views on the subject from ministers, deputy ministers and also from former prime Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed.
“Give me a chance to evaluate the BTN modules together with the bureau’s officers and the government will take the necessary decisions to ensure its courses are in line with government policies,” said Najib.
Asked about his personal views on the BTN courses, Najib did not dismiss the possibility that the modules might have to be reviewed so that they were more suited to today’s demands.
“I want to know what are the contents of the (training) modules and secondly, I want to see if the courses are in tune with the times. Maybe, some of the contents were suited to a specific time period and when times change, the demands change likewise.
“As such, whether the BTN courses are keeping abreast of the changes taking place has to be looked into. Even school curricula cannot be static, they must change according to the times. Our training courses must at all times be dynamic and relevant,” he said.
Najib stressed that should any changes be made to the modules, it did not mean that he was rejecting what had done by the BTN before this.
“We appreciate what has been done by the BTN but when the environment around us changes, we have to ensure the contents (of the modules) are suited to the new and changed era,” said Najib.
As to when he would make a decision on the type of modules to be used, Najib said he would be meeting BTN officials after returning from his overseas trip.
On the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) review for ministers tomorrow, Najib said it was to fine tune its contents especially in relation to the six National Key Result Areas (NKRAs) that he had announced.
“This shows the approach taken by the government in using NKRAs and KPIs are not mere political rhetoric or empty talk, we are truly serious and committed.
“Despite it being a Sunday tomorrow, we will still be working. It goes to show that the government’s committment is very high in using these approaches to produce results,” he said.
Asked what would happen if there were ministers who were not up to the mark, Najib said: “There is still time for performance improvement and even if I do not reprimand, the people will.” — Bernama

*I unintentionally skipped the last time BTN session.

09 December 2009

Islamic [Worldview]


Dalam menghadapi kegentingan masalah masyarakat Islam dalam pelbagai bidang dewasa ini, satu usaha yang terencana dan teliti bagi merungkai masalah tersebut amat diperlukan. Oleh sebab itu, segala penyelesaian yang ingin dilakukan haruslah bermula dengan usaha memperbetulkan cara berfikir masyarakat Islam terutama yang berhubung dengan unsur-unsur penting yang membentuk alam pemikiran mereka. Bertitik tolak dari kesedaran tentang pentingnya usaha tersebut satu seminar sehari pengukuhan Pandangan Alam Islam akan dianjurkan oleh Himpunan Keilmuan Muda (HAKIM) dengan kerjasama Persatuan Kebangsaan Pelajar Islam Malaysia (PKPIM) dan Institut Integriti Malaysia.

Yuran Seminar DAN Syarahan Perdana:
Umum : RM100 seorang
Pelajar : RM35 seorang

Yuran Syarahan Perdana SAHAJA:
Umum : RM50 seorang
Pelajar : RM20 seorang

Aturcara Program (tentatif):

9.00 – 10.30 pagi:
- Perasmian oleh Tetamu Kehormat
- Ucap Utama oleh Prof. Dr. Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud, UKM
Tajuk: Pengukuhan Pandangan Alam Islam Di Kalangan Masyarakat Islam Kini: Cabaran dan Harapan

11.00 – 1.00 ptg: Sidang Pertama
- Pembentang:
1. Dr. Mohd Zaidi Ismail, IKIM
Tajuk: Faham Ilmu Dalam Islam: Satu Pengenalan Ringkas
2. Dr. Mohd Farid Mohd Shahran, UIAM
Tajuk: Makna dan Matlamat Agama dalam Islam

2.00 – 3.30 ptg: Sidang Kedua
- Pembentang:
1. Dr. Mohd Sani Badron, IKIM
Tajuk: Adab dan Ta’dib sebagai Asas Pendidikan Islam
2. Dr. Adi Setia Mohd Dom, UIAM
Tajuk: Islam dan Falsafah Sains

3.45 - 5.30 ptg: Sidang Tiga
- Pembentang:
1. Dr. Khalif Muammar, UKM
Tajuk: Pandangan Islam terhadap Tradisi dan Kemodenan
2. Dr. Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad, IKIM
Tajuk: Islam dan Cabaran Sekularisasi dan Pembaratan

5.30 - 8.30: Rehat

9.00 – 11.00 mlm:
- Syarahan Perdana
Oleh: Professor Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
"Reviving The Worldview of Islam: Internal and External Challenges"

Untuk urusan pertanyaan dan pendaftaran, sila berhubung terus dengan:
Abdul Muntaqim (019-8285019 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              019-8285019      end_of_the_skype_highlighting)
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01 December 2009

keep the promise!

today is the day, the WORLD AIDS DAY.
the day to raise the understanding on the FACTS, fighting the prejudice-look(s), obliterating the STIGMA 'bout HIV, PWLWH, and AIDS.

Simply, they can be understand literally.

The HIV term stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus while AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The virus, and the syndrom. Both of them are not same. The virus is the one that progressively affecting the immune system, which leads to its failure, the system. OK, by running the blood test, u would know wether it is positive or negative. About the test, ermm, there are procedures, but for the simple one, just go to any street fair or any NGO which concerning this.

I'm not very clear about this, but there are different types of them. The what-you-need-to-know-things may be concerning the what-happen, and the result. Looks, they're simply run a blood test, taking some sample and run the test again in future. If it is a positive, it means that, they ARE in your body, already lively kicking the antibody, bringing the system down. One more thing, you must be already 18.

Lets say, if they're a red, NEGATIVE, let exhales a big "FFUUUHHHH". But it doesn't mean that it's not there. It MIGHT be there-perhaps not-,assume that they're still not in the lets-attack-the-system!!! stage. Supposingly, when the immune system begin to fail working, it's a green light for other life-threatening disease to access the body.

Commercial break.

Now, now, now. Fyi, it will not happen instantenously. In the meantime, wether the virus is active or not, your immune system will be generating the antibody as it was before. Well, it takes time. Some people even get it delayed for 10 years. It's all thanks to the treatment and God's will.

AIDS is another story. It's the condition which caused by HIV.
As far as i know, HIV can be spread through the exchange of BODY FLUIDS; blood, semen, vaginal, and breast milk. Generally, the EXCHANGE happens when

1. Sexual intercourse.
2. Among drugs addicts who share the needle.
3. A mother to her unborn child(during pregnancy).

Ermm, have you ever heard about the message that telling people to be careful when taking a seat in cinema, inserting our finger to take the change on vending machine, or be careful when walking without shoes on the beach's sand- to avoid any possibilities that the drug-addicts-used-needles are there? So once you're cut, this EXCHANGE happens, and the virus is now running in your vein. *oh no*

Relax, the truth is, the spreading can happens this way, even there are some cases before. But, this is what I get to know in a conversation with a doctor, a i-forget-the-name-doctor, whatever she's a the speacialist in this field. She told me about the BALLOoN theory.

*OK, lets do an experiment. Everyone should have a balloon(a transparent one) and a injection needle both are filled with water with different colors. Now, slowly inject the water through the needle to the balloon, and see what happens. Assume that the water in injection needle is red, and in the balloon is plain.

Is the water in the balloon turn red? Or it still remain the same? Varying results can be seen. Commonly, the water inside the balloon will remain plain. Plus the fluid pressure force the water to spill a little, but in a way possible, some part of the plain turn a little red, in a slightest percentage possible. This is what happened in my experiment. You know what this means right? This is an anology of our body. To be concluded, the EXCHANGE can be happened such a way, but in a low percentage of success.

--Marina's story.
The 1st week, of course, you don't want to believe it. The second you dont know what to do. Third, you dont know whom to tell, and how to say it.

A flurry of thought run through your mind. You feel that tomorrow you'll die. that with this diagnosis you've come to the end of your life. My mother asked me what was going on with me. I couldnt stand it any longer. I burst into tears, my mom said. She embraced me, she didn't condemn me, didn't shout, didn't curse. She embraced me burst into tears with me and said : Together we will overcome it.

For 12 years I have lived with the diagnosis. I married eight years ago. Seven years ago I gave birth to a perfectly healthy child. I am alive, I am happy, I keep things in perspective. I can see myself in old age, I tell my husband that when I'm 60, I want to have a short-white-hair hairstyle, so that I can be a super grandma. It is very important to see yourself in future.

I've already worked for five years for an HIV service organization. and I understand that I would never been able to feel and to give such advice to a person who contracts HIV, if I had not been through this. Because when I speak to this person, I can say: I know what's happening inside you. I know what's going on in your head. I remember what happened to me like it was yesterday. But this is not the end point of your life. You still can live, you can marry. You can give birth, build a career, you can go to learn, you can set goals for your life and achieve them. HIV infection cant become an obstacle in your life's path.

There's already is a good legal framework, there are already medical service, there's psychological assistance, lots of charitable foundations have already been developed. already the state itself has begun protecting people living with HIV. So, many things have changed. It is clear that there are many problems. There is a lot of rhetorics that isn't very helpful. Sometimes, people say "AIDS-carrier" or such things. becouse they dont have information you know.

They're afraid and do not know themselves what they are afraid of. If they would just read some basic info, they could easily know how it is transmitted. They would not fear it. I can see, hear, I have legs, Ihave a beloved husband, I have a child, I have a wonderful job, I have many friends. My work is very interesting- I help people. What more could I ask for in life?

In short, AIDS is not a curable disease yet. Even the Holy Book, alQuran tells about it, just i cant recall which verse it is, my bad.

Moreover, the term "terlanjur" is another issue[this is another topics]. Some activists i knew, stands her thought i.e; obliterating-the-term-TERLANJUR because there was no TERLANJUR case at all. It's ZINA actually. Spell it together,


Is the feeling of fear-God somehow raising by replacing ''terlanjur" with "zina"? The word "ter.." just like typical-Malaysians-punya-perangai-tak-apa right? Whatever,please, no sex before marriage.

Free condom distribution? Hurrmmm. There're always two sides of a coin. The amount, and the symbol. The bad and good. what's really running on your head guys concerning this matter? For me, giving away free condom, it's a no no, the benefit seems to be shadowed by the bad.

Enjoy this too.

The myth.