Delegates from Brunei Darussalam

Monday, December 24, 2007

Monday, on the 24th of December 2007, the delegates from Brunei visited UiTM Malacca campus for relationship purpose. It was also due to the respond from them as the International Business students have visited them in their country before. I was chosen by Corporate Relations and International department once again to entertain the guests here. Most of the delegates were people from Persatuan Kampung Melayu Islam (PESAKA) in Kampung Tuntung. They had also brought their family members here to look around Malacca. In UiTM, I brought them to look along our new building, showed them our dining hall, mosque, library and finally to the lake. We took a few pictures there as a token for their memories. They were very excited and was overwhelmed. Hehehe... I briefed them about the history of Malacca and told them a little bit about the varieties of culture in Malacca . I also explained to them about the students and faculties here in UiTM Lendu. At mosque, after zohor prayer, I met a few new students. They asked me "Abang dari fakulti mana?" And then I said, "Saya pensyarah dr Fakulti Masscomm", U amek course ape? They said, masscomm. I told them, nanti kita jumpa ek. (nak kena tu panggil sy abg. mwahahahahahhaaa...siap korang!)

At the end of the tour, we exchanged our email, phone number and address as they were very interested to come again here in Melaka. They had also promoted their country and invited me to come there one day. I just simply said, Insyaallah...You'll never know when you'll have the opportunity to travel around.. As our Chief Minister have said, "Visit Melaka means visit Malaysia". I think it is true as everything in Malaysia started from Malacca. This is a very good experience for me to entertain guest from abroad. Luckily, they can speak Malay language and made it easier for me to explain to them clearly. Their language sounded like Sarawakian. I only speak in English if they cannot understand the Malay words that I used to communicate with them..

p/s: tomorrow i need to handle new masscomm students around 120 of them. Then, I have workshop until Friday. It means, no more cuti for me! Next week I am going to start teaching once again until this April 2008.

These 3 days.....

Sunday, December 16, 2007

On the 11th of December 2007,my friends
and I had a meeting with Associate Professor Sabariah at Dewan Kuliah 1. It was about collecting data of poor people in Malacca area. Dr. Hanim (the URDC coordinator) briefed us on how to collect data and how to fill in the form. The total number of poor people that the state government has is about 3250 people. The lecturers need to meet all these poor people and verify the data in a week! My team and I needed to cover in Serka
m area which has more than 230 poor people there. The next day, Mr Fazlul (our new masscomm lecturer) and I started to do the interview with these people. We managed to cover 10 houses in Pantai Tedung area. Most of these poor people are very old and some of them are handicapped. They receive money between rm190 - rm300 only from welfare department every month. It made me realize there are still a lot of unfortunate people outside there who need help and attention from others. I feel sympathize towards them on what they have been through in order to survive. In doing this research, we needed to stop regularly to ask local people how to get to the places. We also tried to get help from Tok Sidang and JKKK to find out their residency area. It was really challenging as we needed to pass through the forest and it was raining heavily at that time! At night, I brought my younger brother and sister to Jaya Jusco to had dinner at Sushi King. After having dinner I hangout with Mr Razif, Mr Ridzuan and Mr Diza at mamak stall until 130pm.

The next day, Mr Fazlul and I only managed to cover 6 houses. We got lost for a few times. I also took this opportunity to see the forest, paddy field, river and so on which I cannot see it in my resident area.
It made me feel very relax and excited too! Actually, we started doing this research at 9am and finished at 6pm. After maghrib, I went to Tesco as I had to go to a friend’s farewell party at Shakey’s Pizza. My friend (Sha) will resign from UiTM tomorrow as she is going to do her master next year. After the celebration, my friends and I went to Pulau Gadong to play futsal. We played futsal for an hour and stopped at 1130pm. Then, my friends and I went to mamak stall and hangout until 1pm.

On the 13th of December 2007,Mr Rushdi, Mr Shahril, Miss Mayu and I went to Faculty Communication and Media Studies in Shah Alam to get the course file, notes and books for next semester. I also met Dr Maria Muda to check my phD proposal as I need to submit to UPM next month. After meeting Dr Maria, I met Assc. Prof Dr Kiranjit Kaur who was my ex-lecturer during my degree and master at UiTM. I chose her as my referee as she had taught me 3 times and we have known each other for 8 years. She encouraged me to do my phD but at the same time she advised me to do phD at UiTM also but I rejected it. (sory Dr. Kiran, I cannot accept it as I had studied in uitm for 7 years since my matrix, degree and master) I want to change my study environment. We went to kopitiam section 7 for lunch. Then we went to Shah Alam Mall to buy unnecessary things. Hehe… Sharp at 5.00 pm, we went back to Malacca and arrived around 6.30pm as we need to continue doing our research tomorrow morning……….

mr rauf
13.12.2007 / 11.30pm

Mr. December's activities


30 November - 2 December 2007:
- going to hotel uitm dungun in terengganu with mr sharil and senior lecturers from shah alam.
- having a few workshops from morning until night which they have divided into few sections.

- creating new modules for "outcome base education (obe)
- presenting the new modules
- jogging at beach. (very nice place)
- going to kemaman to buy kopok lekor ^_^


Tuesday, 4 December 2007:
- going to work! (at uitm alor gajah as usual)

- doing timetable...
- jogging at stadium fatima with my father

- entertaining my friends who were my ex-classmate from kl at night. (anis and her husband visited me at my home, 'how sweet')

Wedenesday, 5 December 2007:
- celebrating miss farah's birthday with officamates at our coordinator program's room.
- doing timetable! aaaarrrrggg!!!
- doing my proposal (still in progress)
- Yasin citation ceremony for my brother (who is doing degree research in japan) at my house after maghrib. insyaallah will finish his degree another few months
- playing futsal in klebang at 10.30pm with mr rushdi, mr hakimi and other uitm staff.

Thursday, 6 December 2007:
- going to work!
- doing timetable (a lot to adjust!)
- discussing my research with my friends
- visiting my friend and his wife at general hospital with mr razif. (he got baby girl this evening)
- yasin citation


Friday, 7 December 2007:
- editing my research proposal.
- updating timetable ( i got 3 night classes!)
- going to friday prayer at uitm mosque
- going to pc fair at mahkota parade with mr hakimi
- watching dvd 'day watch' and 'otai' with family
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Permanent Head Damage!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

On the 22nd of November 2007, my friends and I went to Tanjung Bidara for picnic. Then, we had lunch in Pengkalan Balak near the beach. After eating, we prayed zohor at the nearest mosque there.. At 2.30 pm, my friend called me as I had meeting with my boss around 3pm. After finished the meeting, my workmates and I departed from UiTM to go to MBO in Ayer Keroh to watch a movie. After watching the movie, we had windows shopping at Jaya Jusco. I went back home after praying maghrib at JJ. Finally I had something to do to release my tension and to feel my free time.

I am planning to do my 'permanent head damage' (pHd) next year. During this semester break, i am preparing my proposal which I tried to combine media and sociology as my research. I am also preparing to present the paper in Bandung, Indonesia at international conference next year. Another research that i am going to do is to study about Nurin's case which I want to look the people point of view through blogs. I dont know either I can do and finish all these research or not. But, I will try my best to make it done. Insyaallah...

mr rauf
Saturday - 24/11/2007 - 5.50pm

Pesta Sungai Melaka 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007


On the 7th of November 2007, Wednesday : My friends, my parents and I went to Pesta Sungai Melaka which is near bandar melaka at night. I departed from Alor Gajah to take my friends after breakingfast at Hanib Restaurant. Then, we gathered in bachang (my home). We moved to town together with my parents and arrived there around 9.30 pm. Unfortunately only one of my friends and I had a chance to ride the kapal after waiting for 2 hours. But it was really worthless as both of us were really excited riding that kapal. After taking some pictures, we went back home. I sent my friend in Taman Dimensi and I arrived at my home almost at 2.oo am. It was a really tiring and exciting day till I forgot that I needed to mark so many my students' exam paper which i have to submit just another few days.
hahahaaa ^_^v

p/s: Actually, I had finished marking all the exam paper when wrote this journal. Most of them did well for their final...

Selamat Hari Raya

Monday, October 15, 2007

To all my friends and my students......

Just wanna wish you all

"Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Maaf Zahir dan Batin"

Forgive me for all my wrong doings...
Hopefully all of us are happy with our love one.
- mr. rauf ^_^

p/s: To my beloved students, dont forget to read your books. Get ready for your final exam after this raya break. Do see me if you have problems with your subjects especially sociology, mass media and public relations. Good Luck!

16 August 2007

Thursday, October 04, 2007

27 years old, 2007
To all my friends and my beloved students,
thanks for the wishes,thanks for the nice cards,thanks for the celebration parties,
thanks for the cakes and presents,thanks for everything.
I really appreciate it... May Allah bless all of u.



July.... hmmm...

On the 9th of July 2007, my friends and I celebrated my mum's birthday at my house. Before the celebration, my friends and I went to Tesco to buy some food and drinks (KFC and cake). I also bought tudung bawal to give to my mum for her present. Actually, I didnt plan the party. My parents were so happy and surprised on what I did that night. Wish u all the best mum! May Allah bless u with good iman, happiness, good health, prosperity and longevity.


On the same day, it was the first day i started teaching my students after a long final semester break. For this semester, I teach Sociology, Intro to Mass Media and Principle of Public Relations for part 1, 2 and 3 students. For new part one students, welcome to UiTM. ^_^v



On the 25th of July, I watched a movie "Love is Cinta" with my officemate... emm.. not bad. But I dont like the storyline, there was an angel which is not logic and a person who had died, alive!... Just like to see the way they made the film look very touching and a nice environment in Indonesia. As a Malaysian, I don't think people can accept that kind of story. But if it was made in western, I do think people can accept the story. I also had watched "transformer" with my bro this month. But I was sleeping when I was watching the movie as I was so tired... I need to watch it once again next time!




p/s: Last month, I bought a new laptop. I really want to have my own laptop since when i was a student. Finally I have it and I am going to use it for my teaching tool in class. I also bought a very cute house at Rembia Perkasa. I need to deduct my monthly salary a lot for that house. huhuhuuu...

-mr rauf saturday_4.30pm_21/7/2007

Surah Yasin

Surah Ya-Sin is Known as the Heart of the Qur'an. Listed below are the benefits and virtues of learning and reading this beautiful Surah.

1. The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, 'Surely everything has a heart, and the heart of the Qur’an is Yasin. I would love that it be in the heart of every person of my people' [Bazzar]. (S.Muhammad Ali Sabuni, Tafsir-al-Sabuni Vol.2)

2. The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, 'Whoever recites Yasin once Allah will record the reward of reciting the Qur'an ten times.'[Maqal, Tirmidhi 2812/A & Dhahabi]

3. It has been reported by Aisha (radiAllahu anha) that the Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said that there is a surah in the Qur'an that intercedes for its reciter and forgive its listener. Know! It is Surah Yasin. It is called 'Mu'amma' in the Torah. It was enquired, what is Mu'amma? The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, 'it embraces the person with the goodness of this world and removes the dismay of the Hereafter’ [Hashiya of Tafsir Jalalalayn , pg 368].

4. On the authority of Ma'qil ibn Yasar from the Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, 'Recite Yasin on your deceased'[Abu Dawud, Nasa’I,Ibn Maja][Imam Nawawi, Al-Tibyan li-Hamalati’l-Qur’an pg 168].

5. The Prophet said, 'Whoever recited Surah Yasin in the night seeking Allah's pleasure, Allah would forgive him'[Ibn Hibban, Darimi 3283/A, Abu Yala, Tabarani, Baihaqi & Ibn Mardawaih]

May 25, 2007

Happy Teacher's Day!

Happy teacher's day to all educators (teachers and lecturers) in the world!
"A lecturer's achievements is not how many 'A's or 'B's she/he produces but how many lives she/he changes and how many hearts she/he touches". - Siti Aishah

p/s: I have finished marking all my students exam paper. Most of them did well. I feel so glad to them. Yippiee!!! ^o^

May 16, 2007

Currently listening to...

Ruang Rindu - Letto


Di daun yang ikut mengalir lembut
terbawa sungai ke ujung mata
dan aku mulai takut terbawa cinta
menghirup rindu yang sesakkan dada

jalanku hampa dan kusentuh dia

terasa hangat oh didalam hati
kupegang erat dan kuhalangi waktu
tak urung jua kulihatnya pergi

tak pernah kuragu dan slalu kuingat
kerlingan matamu dan sentuhan hangat
ku saat itu mencari makna
tumbuhkan rasa yg sesakkan dada


reff :kau datang dan pergi oh begitu saja
smua kutrima apa adanya
mata terpejam dan hati menggumam
di ruang rindu kita bertemu

-rauf fkpm uitm/ 14.6.2007 / Thursday / 5.00p.m







Visiting Oldfolks (Rumah Kenangan)

Thursday, on 10th of May 2007 (23 Rabiulakhir 1428), I went to Rumah Kenangan in Cheng with mr Antashah and few of students from uitm. There, we had a heart to heart conversation with them. I felt so pity to them as most of them have family (children, brothers and sisters) who were not willing to take care of them. Some of them volunteered to come here just to make sure their children (husband and wife) didn't get trouble with them. If they are lucky, their family members will visit them once in a month. But most of them are still waiting for their family members to visit them although they know that they will never ever come here to visit them.

My questions are, what is happening to our society now? Do they realized that they are doing something that can hurt them so much! Always make them feel so lonely, sad, useless and feel so pressure with the situation they are facing now! Do their children know that these elder people had sacrificed a lot to make sure that their children will be somebody or at least have a life? Did they forget that who are they now is because of them?

These people who are ignoring their parents (elder people) should not live in this world. They don't even feel that they have responsibilities towards them. I really hope one day, their children will make the same thing towards them. Actually, i really like the petronas advertisement during last time raya 2006. It has a good moral value. I still remember the phrase, "abah jgn lupa pakai lampin tau". What u did to your parents, one day, your children will do the same thing to you.

As a sociology lecturer, I always discus about this issue. I always remind them to remember their responsibility as children towards their parents. Some of my students has done this research to study in details about the problems. They have done their observation, interviewed them and given questionnaires to the public.

I also always think what will happen to our society for another 10 years from now? I am really sure they are becoming more advance, liberal, open minded and more success. But, how about in term of their attitudes and ethics? Are they becoming better? You think about it...

p/s: after that, we went to Pengkalan Balak beach for breakingfast and celebrated mr antashah and his student birthday. Thank you for inviting me. I am really appreciate it.

What did I do today?


-helping my mother cooked before going to university.
-taking my friend from his home for breakfast (just accompanying him for drink) early in the morning at Water Lily, Medan Selera.
-marking my students final exam paper at my office.
-monitoring (*skodeng) my friend who was invigilating at LL. hehe..
-meeting with masscomm dean and program coordinator from Shah Alam at director's meeting room. (a few of them!!!)
-entertaining the guests from Shah Alam by showing them all UiTM Melaka area such as new building and new facilities here.
-visiting one of my friends' child at Melaka General Hospital in the evening. Pity him...
-bringing a few of my officemates to Mamak stall near to my house for high tea.
-jogging with my parents and doing aerobic at Stadium Tun Fatimah
-writing a blog now!
-calling/chatting with my bestfriend.
-once again, marking my students exam paper at home.

p/s: need to continue marking after this (after isyak)... so far, my students did well for Mass Media subject. Alhamdulillah.

*Today is a very tiring day! huhuhuhu -_-; fiuuhhh..

my father started rest (pension) today.... 8/5/2007

Delegates from Saudi Arabia "Ahlan Wasahlan"

Saturday, 5th of May 2007, the delegates from Saudi Arabia visited UiTM Malacca campus for academic purpose. I was chosen by Corporate Relations department to entertain the guest here. Most of the delegates are master students who are studying here in Malaysia. They also brought their family members here to look around Malacca. At UiTM, I brought them to our new building, showed them our dining hall, mosque, library and lake. They were very excited. Hehehe... I also gave briefing to them about Malacca history and storied to them a little bit about Malacca culture. I am so expert for this as I am teaching sociology subject, and I explain to them in depth about Baba and Nyonya here in Malacca. Then, we moved to town. I showed them to our UiTM city campus in town. We went to level 16 at City Campus. Once again they felt so excited as they can see the whole town and sea from there. Actually, that also was the first time for me went to level 16 at city campus. I also felt the same thing. huhuhu... Level 16 is a room for UiTM director, Dr Mizan. The room is very nice. Lastly, I brought them to the biggest shopping complex in Malacca, Dataran Pahlawan in Bandar Hilir. We took few pictures there, said good bye and left them there for shopping. I know they will buy a lot of things and hopefully they will enjoy shopping there. This is a very good experience for me to entertain guest from abroad. Fuuhh... that's all. -end-

Yesterday (The Beatles)

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they\'re here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Suddenly, I\'m not half the man I used to be
There\'s a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, I yesterday came suddenly

Why she had to go
I don\'t know she wouldn\'t say

I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Why she had to go
I don\'t know she wouldn\'t say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday
Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm

(April 30, 2007)

Picnic at Pantai Puteri...^o^ hohoho


Yesterday, on 28th of April 2007 (Saturday), a few of my friends and I went to picnic at Pantai Puteri in Sungai Udang, Malacca. We departed from Alor Gajah at 10am. It took us almost 40 minutes to arrive there. There, we brought our own food such as curry puff, spaghetti mi, mee hun, junk food, some drinks and other necessary stuff such as dam, pillow and a ball. We swam happily more than half an hour. This is because, I have not been at sea/beach for quite some times!.... huhuhu... Then, we played dam ular (snake and ladder game) for another half an hour. I won for the second place. Yippie!!! We ate there during lunch hour. Luckily, the guys didn't need to prepare the food. The food was prepared by ain, poche and mil. My friends ajib, azam and naza just bought food at Tesco last night. Hahahaa... Is it fair? The place was quite nice and peaceful. There were a lot of family members brought their kids there. I felt so relax and relief a lot after struggling marking my students' assignments and facing a lot of obstacles in life..hua hua hua... Ok la, I am going to sleep now. Good nite.... -_-zzz

p/s: Tomorrow on Sunday, I need to invigilate Diploma Pentadbiran Awam students (part 4) at 9am but need to be at uitm at 8am -_-; fuuuh... so tired maaa..

UiTM Sports Day


Friday, 20th of April 2007, surprisingly my futsal team (AGOI) the combination between masscomm lecturers and english lecturers won the futsal game. At the first round , we defeated pak guard team 3-0. Then we got draw when competing lecturers from faculty of business 1-1. The next rounds, we won all the games by defeating Faculty of Art and Design 4-1, Library Department 2-1 and at final match, which we continued at night, we won against Maintenance department for 4-2. The total of futsal teams that participated were 8 teams. We played 5 games which 4 wins and 1 draw. We were also surprised as Dr Mizan (pengarah) also came during the game to support all the team players. Congratulations to all my team members. Although we didn't really prepare for the games, yet we still can win because of the high spirit of team work. Well done!

p/s: we played just for fun. I was really excited and enjoyed the game so much! \^o^/

T_T .......jogging !!!

Today, once again I went to jog with my father. This time, I managed to make 3 rounds! Mwahahahaaa... After jogging, I did aerobic for 15 minutes. There, at Stadium Tun Fatimah, they provide the fasilitator for aerobic three times a week which are on monday, thursday and friday. The conclusion is, I am ready to play futsal tomorrow with a very high spirit. Jeng...jeng...jeng... U just wait!

p/s: I almost finish marking all my students assignment. Yippiee!!! ^o^

(April 19, 2007)

Walking or Jogging ???

Today, after doing some works at my office, i decided to go to jog. Actually, i decided to go to jog yesterday, but unfortunately, I had a meeting with pengarah until 6.00pm!! Finally, i have time to go to jog at Tun Fatimah Stadium near to Malacca town. I went there at 6.15pm with my beloved father. The place is very nice. I managed to jog for 2 rounds only. I felt very tired and exhausted. Most of the time, I just walked there..hehe.. It only took 40minutes je to jog there. I also tried to take some pictures there but unfortunately, my hand phone battery was very low. Next time, I will take few pictures and put them at my blog. Mwahahahaaa...

I also realized that my stamina is very low. Last time, when I played Futsal with my students during Fesscomm Day, I only can stand for 10 minutes only! That's why the lecturers lost when competing with their students. No doubt about it! We played just for fun ok. "Kasi can kat korang menang" :)This coming Friday, I still have another Futsal competition among academic and non-academic staff in uitm. So, I must start training now to improve my stamina. huhuhu... Starting from today, I will try to jog at least three times a week. I want jogging, to be part of my habits. Thanks abah for accompanying me to jog today. I really appreciate it!!!

regards,
mr rauf / 7.45pm / wednesday / 18.4.2007
p/s:.......

Marking Time !!! chaiyo x2!


I just feel want to write something... Actually, i have just arrived at my home. Last two days, I visited my grandparents in Gombak. Alhamdulillah, both of them looked very healthy. I also went to Jaya Jusco at Wangsa Maju for window shopping and ate at KFC with my aunty and causin. I didnt have friends at my grandparents house area. So, i just spent my whole time with my family members.


Starting from tomorrow is a study week for uitm students. Study week for students means marking week for lecturers. I still have a lot of assignments to mark. I have done marking for Sociology and Mass Media subjects. Except for fundamental critical thinking and writing subject, i still have a lot to check. This is because, this subject has no final exam. But yet, there are a lot of case studies, journals and other writing assignments that students need to do. Hopefully my students have done well for their assignments.


After marking all these assignments, i need to invigilate students examination. I heard that i need to invigilate students at UiTM Bandar campus as i stay in town. So, for those students who want to see me, make sure u make an appointment with me first. Lastly, insyaallah I will let u know your on going assessments by next week.regards,mr rauf 16.4.2007 / sunday / 9pm ^_^p/s: i feel so bored staying at home. cant wait to go to office 2moro and do some works. hehe...

Today's song ^_^

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I'D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME
Lobocover_1





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When I saw you standing there

I bout fell out my chair
And when you moved your mouth to speak
I felt the blood go to my feet.

Now it took time for me to know
what you tried so not to show
Now something in my soul just cries
I see the want in your blue eyes.

Baby, I'd love you to want me
The way that I want you
The way that it should be
Baby, you'd love me to want you
The way that I want to
If you'd only let it be.


You told yourself years ago
You'd never let your feeling show
The obligation that you made
For the title that they gave.

copyright 1972 Kaiser Music / Famous Music
written by Lobo

April 13, 2007
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Once in a blue moon...

Dear students,
Cake_1e
Another semester has finished. It was a really short semester. Finally i have finished my teaching and my students have finished all their assignments. As I told you, it is not easy to be a successful student. U need to do a lot of sacrifices and need to face so many obstacles. Whatever come to you, please, don't give up! Cake_2a

Thank you for celebrating your final semester party with me. I really enjoyed it so much. Hopefully u all can make it every semester as a tradition before u face your final exam. This is the time for u to release your tension, have fun with your friends and be ready for your final.
Cake_1f

Lastly, all the best for your final exam. I always pray for your success. May we meet again...


regards,

mr. rauf 12.4.2007 / thursday ^_^

Mee_2b_1

FessComm 2007 ^_^v

On 8 of April 2007, once again, KOMED from Malacca organized one big event for mass communication students. It was held at Padang Kawad, UiTM Malacca campus. The event started at 10 a.m which was a little bit late.Game_b It was officiating by the Coordinator Progam, Puan Noraini Yusof. Some of the games that KOMED organized are Battle of the bands, Masscomm idol, Futsal, Freak Factor, Sukaneka and etc. All the masscomm lecturers came on that day. Unfortunately, not all masscomm students attended during the event. We had so much fun during the event. I also participated some games with the students. I really hope this activity will make the students' relationship between part 1 and part 2 and between students and lecturers become much more closer. Congratulations to all KOMED members as they have succeeded organizing this event. Hopefully this event will be held for every semester.

regards,
mr rauf 10.4.2007 / tuesday / 8pm

Today's Tazkirah

Sunday, April 01, 2007



Test preparation (In Islam)
After knowing the nature of the tests that Allah puts us through, we need to equip ourselves with the tools and methods that will enable us to ace those tests, insha-Allah:

The first and foremost beneficial tool is the Qur'an. We need to understand it as much as we can. We should study it every day because we face tests from Allah every day. The Qur'an is the textbook to prepare us for the tests.

The second tool is the history of the prophets, especially Muhammad, peace be upon him, since we have almost all of his life recorded and the history of Sahabas (companions) and the rightly-guided Muslims. Reading and pondering over their lives will give us ideas on how to deal with the tests that Allah puts us through. They are like past exams. They have been through the tests and have passed them.

The third tool is 'Ibaadah (worship) through Salah (prayers), Sawm (fasting), Hajj (pilgrimage), Zakah (charity), etc. They are like homework to prepare us for the tests. They give us the moral strength to pass the tests Allah puts us through.

The fourth tool is our company of righteous people. They will comfort us when we face calamities and will remind us of our duties when we are relatively comfortable. It is very difficult to go through some tests alone. Like we do with academic tests, we need to be with those who remind us of Allah and of our responsibilities. Righteous companions are like study groups to help us pass the tests.

May Allah help us all to pass the tests He puts us through so that we may be successful in this world and in the hereafter. May Allah bless all of us...Amin...


ALLAH KNOWS BEST
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ALLAH knows what is best for us
So why should we complain
We always want the sunshine
But He knows there must be rain.
We always want laughter and the merriment of cheer
but our heart will lose their tenderness
If we never shed a tear.
ALLAH tests us often with suffering and sorrow
He tests us not to punish us but to help us meet tomorrow.
For growing trees are strenghtened
if they can withstand the stormand the sharpness of the chiselgave
the marble its grace and form.
ALLAH tests us often and for every pain
He gives us provided we are patientIs followed by rich gain
So whenever we feel that everything is going wrong
It is just ALLAH'S way to make our spirit strong.

March Activities

Sunday, March 18, 2007

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From Puncak to Malacca
On 17 of March 2007, Komed society from Shah Alam with the cooperation Komed society from M alacca organized Induction day. This induction was actually to make the seniors from Shah Alam and juniors in Malacca to get know well each other. In the evening, they held Sukanneka and at night they had dinner and closing ceremony. I was very satisfied with the program. The students' relationship become much closer. Finally, I do hope, Komed has achieved its objectives by organizing this kind of program.

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KOMED campaign
On 14, 15 and 16 of March 2007, the Komed members went to campaign at Kem Lagenda, Asahan in Jasin. We departed from Uitm sharp at 1.00pm on Wednesday. This event was introduced to see the potential of Komed members in term of leadership and to get know well the society of Tasik Utama in Ayer Keroh. The lecturers who accomponied during the campaign were Puan Noraini, Miss Mayudia and me. There we had a few activities such as in group excercise(LDK), jungle tracking, river swimming, performance by students, barbeque and etc. The activities were actually not to challenging as they were members from primary and secondry school students from Taman Tasik Utama. The challenging was actually on how to tackle and take care of them during the activities. Here, we can see who have the potential to be a good leader in managing their team members that involved from variety types of students. At 11.30am, on Friday we went back home to UiTM. Lastly, I hope that one day, Komed can organize the same activity in future...





Last night, on 10 of March 2007, my friend (mr razif) and I went to Mahkota Parade to have dinner and watched cinema. Actually, we arrived at Mahkota Parade around 9.45pm. We tried to get the tickets for 10.30pm but the tickets had already sold out. So we bought the tickets for 12.30am movie. So, we had 2 hours to lepak before we can watch the movie. We decided to go to Dataran Pahlawan to had a dinner at McDonald. We had a long talk. At 12.00am, we moved to Mahkota Parade. The title of the movie that we watched is 300.

It is about during in the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy.

I really like this movie as it shows good skills of war, nice pictures and it looks very real! The feeling is there when the Spartans begun the battle with thousands of enemies. I really enjoyed the movie so much. They also fought variety type of enemies. They fought till dead and never surrender until their last breath.

The movie finished at 2.30am. Then we went back home. During the way back home, something bad happened to us. Actually, we lost as I tried to follow the Masjid Tanah sign board. I arrived at my home at 4.00am!!! Starting from that day, I will never follow the Masjid Tanah signboard!!!


Visiting to Penang

On the 18th of February 2007 / Sunday, my friends and I went to Kulim, Kedah for Udien's wedding. We gathered in Shah Alam on Saturday night and departed to Kulim on Sunday morning at 8.00 a.m. We arrived in Kulim at 5.45pm which took us almost 9 hours on the road. During the journey, my friend's car (perdana) had problem with the tyre in Gopeng, Perak. Luckly we managed to get help from the people around there. Unfortunately, once again my another friend's car broke down which is also perdana V6. This time, there was much smoke at the engine's car. We managed to get help from police officer in simpang pulai. We left the car at police station there. Then we continued our journey. This time, kancil and kelisa which were left behind before this lead our way to Kulim. Alhamdullillah, all of us arrived there safely.

After leaving the wedding ceremony in Kedah, we went to Pulau Pinang. We were so excited during that night because we took ferry to go to Pulau Pinang. We arrived in Pinang at 11.30 pm. Then, we had our dinner at Hameed Sup restaurant. We rent 2 rooms at Hotel Malaysia. We had a walk around the town. The next morning, we had our breakfast at D Kayu restaurant. I ate roti canai for my breakfast. After eating there, we went to mydin, komtar and parkson for shopping. I only bought buah pala and asam2 for my parents and friends in Malacca.

Sharp at 2.00pm, we checked out from hotel. This time, we didnt ride ferry but we used Jambatan Pulau Pinang to go to butterworth. In the journey to go back to Shah Alam, we stopped at Hentian Sungai Perak and Tapah. It was raining and a little bit jam during the journey. We arrived in Shah Alam at 10.30pm. Then, we had dinner at Hameeza restaurant at section 9. After having our dinner, some of my friends and me moved to malacca. This time, i drove myvi to go to malacca. I arrived at my house at 1.00 am. My friends continued their journey that night to Johor Bahru as they had something to do tomorrow morning.

In conclusion, it was a very long journey. Although we faced a lot of difficulties, we managed to accomplish our mission. Actually, this is one of the ways that we can do gathering/reunion among our friends. Wedding ceremony is the best way to gather all of my friends (ex-uitm shah alam students) and hopefully we can still keep in touch although most of us are getting busy with our life!

p/s: congratulations to the newlyweds, udin and aida. May Allah bless both of u!


cc to : (jack,mien,tanazi,epol,ejal,atok,meor,ashraf,ayam,din)
21.2.2007 / 7.30 pm / Wednesday
-aop ^_^v

Seminar at Legacy Hotel

On the 30th of January 2007, Institute Kajian Sejarah dan Patriotisme Malaysia (IKSEP) with the cooperation Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Wilayah Selatan (DBPWS) and Faculty of Communication and Media Studies (UiTM) organized a Seminar about "Mertabatkan Budaya Bangsa Melalui Penulisan Media dan Perhubungan Awam". The event was held at Legacy Hotel in Malacca from 8.30 in the morning until 6.00pm. The participants were most from UiTM, Maktab Perguruan, Kolej Islam and Politeknik in Malacca. The topic that were discussed are about Ethics and Challenges in media, Public Relations in Global Era, Effective Writing in Media, Media Roles in Tourism Industry and etc. One of the presenters was my ex-lecturer Assoc. Prof. Roslena Ahmad the one who presented about ethics in the media.
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The seminar was quite interesting at the beginning but a little bit boring during the second session in the evening as most of the participants were getting tired. The best thing is, the students get exposed by the issue that media face nowadays and tried to find out the reality of working as media practitioners. At least, during this seminar, students have gotten some ideas and preparations for their careers. Last but not least, from the seminar, the organizer had stated the resolutions for the media to look; which one of the resolutions was contributed by me. Hopefully, by attending this seminar, I can update my knowledge and really hope that this kind of seminar will be hold frequently. Wasslam....

mr. rauf hj ridzuan / tuesday / 30.1.2007 ^_^v

Teaching time!!! ~_^ huhuhu...


Salam everybody... For this semester, i am going to teach a new subject whis is Introduction to Communication and Media Studies. Actually, i have learnt this subject twice, when i did my matrix and when i did my degree at uitm shah alam. But the problem is, last time i used different text book. Last time, the author was Baran and the book that i am using now is written by George Rodman. I have overviewed some of the chapters. Luckly, the contents of the text book are easier to understand and more interesting. Some people say that dont judge book by its cover, but for me the coverpage of the book which has many colorful pictures make me attracted to explore inside the text book even more. For this semester also, I teach another two subjects which are Sociology (the study of human behaviour) and Critical Thinking and Writing (more to case studies). Hopefully i have mastered these subjects as i have been teaching the subjects since last semester. Wish me luck.

Wassalam...

mr rauf / 9.1.2007 / tuesday / comp. lab

Awal Muharam...

Happy Maal Hijrah

Assalamualaikum to everybody. Wish all of you Happy Maal Hijrah. May Allah bless all of us with good iman, prosperity, longevity and good health. Hopefully we can improve our lives to be better than before in term of iman and amal. Wassalam...

mr. rauf / 19.1.2007 / Friday ...

Good bye 2006 / Welcome 2007

Assalamualaikum to all blogs'readers...

Another year has past. 2006 has been a wonderful year filled with so many memories to me. So much has happened this past year, I'd like to sum it all up for you but the list would just be too long. Well I've got to get ready to set of some of my life, I don't know how long you guys have to wait until the new year begins but for me, it was so fast that 2006 had left me now. For the year 2006, I had planned so many things that I want to have and achieve but I didn't get them all. Allah has given me something that I never asked and planned which were more valueable and priceless for me. Thank you Allah...

Finally, I just wanted to take this time to wish all of you a Happy New Year. May Allah bless all of us. Wassalam.

p/s: I do not know what 2007 will bring, but I do know one thing: 2007 will be a Year Long Remembered, unfortunately I do not know everything this new year will bring. Let Allah decides for me as I really do believe Qada' and Qadar. What I need to do is, as a muslim I need to pray and put some efforts to achive goals that I have set by myself. Insyaallah...

11.30pm / Saturday / 6.1.2007

Happy Eidil Adha

About Edil Adha

"While Muslims all over the world celebrate the 10th day of the Muslim month Zulhijjah, pilgrims in the holy city of Makkah are performing the fifth pillar of Islam, that is the haj. During Aidiladha, a ritual known as qurban or sacrifice is carried out after the Aidiladha prayer. Animals such as cows, goats and camels that meet certain religious criteria are sacrificed as a symbolic gesture to remember the sacrifice that was instructed upon Prophet Ibrahim Khalilullah".

"...Sacrifice must not be something that only manifests itself once a year during Aidiladha. Therefore we must try to inculcate the spirit of qurban into our lives so that altruism would be one of our characteristics."

p/s: I am going to celebrate aidiladha at my grandparents' house in gombak. I hope that I can spend my quality time with them..

Let sing together.... smile.. ^_^

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Research Workshop

On the 19th,20th and 21st of December 2006, Faculty of Business Studies organized Research Workshop for all new lecturers at UiTM Lendu. On 19th December, Prof Dr. Arshad Hashim gave a talk and tips on how to make a good research. The first time I did my research is when I was a degree student. The second research is when I did my master and I need to do another research as a new lecturer at UiTM here. Actually, this seminar also is very important for me to prepare for my pHd. The format now is quiet different compare to last time when I did my master research. The formats now are more details and difficult. During the workshop, they had divided us into a few groups. The research proposal that I did was "Intimate Communication Via Interactive Media in Marriage". Yesterday, we presented our topic to our supervisor. We realized that there were a lot of mistakes in our reserach proposal that we need to correct. The supervisor commented a lot about our research and at the same time tried to guide us. I really learnt a lot from this workshop.

p/s: today, i need to go to UiTM Malacca City Campus for choir rehearsal. I feel lazy to go there because Malacca town has been hit by flood since a few days ago. -_-;

mr rauf / 22 December 2006 / Friday

Micro Teaching

On the 14 of December 2006 (Friday), UiTM Malacca organized a seminar for new lecturers. The seminar was about micro teaching. The speaker for the seminar was mr ab ghani b. hj taib which is from Institut Perguruan Perempuan Melaka (IPPM). There were almost 50 lecturers participated during the seminar. During the seminar, we disscussed among ourselves on how to teach effectively in class. He gave us a few tips that we can use for our students. We also were asked to do presentations during the seminar. As usual, i was selected to do the presentation for my group. The reason was same, because i was the only male lecturer in my group, so i need to present for them. If not, they will say that i am not gentleman.... During the presentation, the speaker tried to look at my weaknesses and at the same time tried to correct them. I learnt a lot from this seminar. I hope i can improve the way i teach my students to be more effective. The seminar was so interesting and also gave many benefits to the participants. Lastly, I hope that UiTM will organize this kind of seminar regularly.

mr rauf / 18.12.2006 / monday

Choir for Quality Day

This week, i was selected to join a choir. The particapants are lecturers and support staff from UiTM Malacca. The songs that we need to sing during the Quality Day are 'PUTERA PUTERI' and 'PAHLAWANKU'. Actually, I really dont like these kind of songs. The songs were very boring. We need to practise for almost everyday. But i am getting excited when we can meet/mix each other and at least it can feel my free time here. I always laugh when hear my friends started to sing. Moreover, i can contribute something during the ISO that will be held at UiTM City Campus. For your information, the Vice Chansellor of UiTM Dato' Sri Dr. Ibrahim Abu Shah is going to officiate the new UiTM City Campus in Malacca town. We were forced to sing these songs because our VC really likes these songs. Hehehehe.. So no matter what, we will sing these 2 songs.

mr. rauf / 15.12.2006 / friday ^0^

Campus Jokes ^o^


Freshmen versus seniors


Freshman: Reads the syllabus to find out what classes he can cut.
Senior: Reads the syllabus to find out what classes he needs to attend.

Freshman: Would walk ten miles to get to class.
Senior: Drives to class if it's more than three blocks away.

Freshman: Memorizes the course material to get a good grade.
Senior: Memorizes the professor's habits to get a good grade.

Freshman: Shows up at a morning exam clean, perky, and fed.
Senior: Shows up at a morning exam in sweats with a cap on and a box of pop tarts in hand.

Freshman: Conscientiously completes all homework, including optional questions
Senior: Homework? I knew I forgot to do something last night

Freshman: Takes meticulous four-color notes in class
Senior: Occasionally stays awake for all of class

Taken from : http://www.ahajokes.com/fresh.html
Monday/11.45am/11.12.2006

A Visit to Zoo Melaka

On the 2nd of December 2006, Saturday: I went to 'Zoo Melaka' with my officemate, Mr. Shazali (Accounting lecturer). Actually, I was alone at home so I decided to join him as he came to my house to borrow my digital camera. He also brought his children who are Kistina(the eldest), Ash and Man(the youngest). We went there by Proton Savvy. Last time I went to Zoo Melaka is when I was a degree student with my housemates. There, I took a few pictures. The children were so excited and at the same time, they were very naughty. It was easy to control the boy, but not the girls. We prayed Zohor there and took our lunch after praying. Among the animals that we seen were elephants, monkeys, orang utan, crocodiles, tigers, bears, birds, rhino, giraffe and many more. Before Asar, we went back home. Conclusion, I was so satisfied for today's activity.

(^o^)v hehe..
-mr rauf tuesday 5/12/2006 Aopzoo

December 04, 2006

A Visit to Rumah Nursalam

4th of December 2006, Monday : The lecturers from UiTM Malacca went to 'Rumah Nursalam' at Lorong Haji Taib 5 in Kuala Lumpur. Actually, I departed from my house at 6.00 am exactly after Subuh prayer to go to UiTM Lendu. Than, we moved to KL sharp at 7.00am from Lendu. We went there by UiTM bus.This event was organized by Faculty of Education. I also was involved in managing the logistic. We met a few children there where most of them are abandoned by their parents. I think, what they need is attention from the society to make them confident to get on their lives. I felt so pity to them and it made me realized that not all people outside there are born with happy family. There, some of their parents are prostitutes, drug addicts, in jail and some kids there are also have no parents (illegitimate). So, for those who have parents outside there, be thankful to Allah and appreciate every single moment with them.

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On the same day, my friends and I went to KLCC. There we ate at food court and took a few pictures. The last time I went to KLCC is when I was a lecturer at IIC. On the way back home, we stopped at Sogo. Actually the bas broke down. So we took this opportunity to go to Sogo. Although the Sogo had sale carnival, i didnt buy anything because my pocket money is zero. Hahaha... I arrived at my house at 10.pm. I was so tired.. The next day, I went to office at 10.00a.m. I was soooo late! Mwahahaha hahaha...

mr. rauf tuesday 5/12/2006

Students' Results

Salam...

Finally i have finished marking all my students' answer scripts. The good news is, many students got A and majority got B+ for my Critical Thinking and Writing subject. Only one student failed for this subject.

The bad news is, for my Sociology subject, only a few got A and majority of them got either B or C. Some of them failed this subject because they didn't do well for their final exam and got very low marks for their on going assessments.

So, for those who got good results, keep up your good work! The rest, please improve yourselves and never give up! If you want to be a good student, please re-check your attitude. I believe that those students who got A have a very good attitude. A = Attitude !

Wassalam...

Mr. Abd Rauf Hj Ridzuan

Lecturer
Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
UiTM, Malacca Campus.

Today's Tazkirah

How to Make Islam Part of Your Life

Islam is a religion of forgiveness, peace, love and honor to all mankind.

Steps

  1. Remember that there is only one God 'ALLAH', who you should obey.
  2. Know that ALLAH loves you. If you plant a tree you take care of it and love it always, how about if you create a man/woman and give him/her life? ALLAH loves you and you should try to please.
  3. Obey ALLAH's orders. If you are a guest in somebody's house who gives you everything, you will do whatever he/she asks of you. You are a guest in this life on this earth that ALLAH created, treat it with respect and do whatever ALLAH asks of you who gave you everything.
  4. If you truly want to make Islam a part of you life, start to become active at your local Mosque. Help out with any volunteer work you can. The more you help and strive to do your best for the sake of ALLAH, the more you will start to see a change in yourself for the better.

Tips

  • Start with yourself, and don't think that if everybody else is doing something wrong, you can do it as well.
  • Make yourself a model everybody would want to follow/admire.
  • When in doubt about something, ask. Dont be scared to ask your local Imam (Head of Mosque), they are there to help.
  • Recite the Quran and strive to understand its true meaning. If you don’t know Arabic, learn it!

    -
    mr rauf / 23.11.2006 / thursday
    taken from : www.wikihow.com

SUK-SKBA-IIC-UiTM

Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri (SUK 2002) - SK Bandar Anggerik (SKBA 2004) - International Islamic College (IIC 2005) - Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM 2006)

Today's Journey
14 of Nov 2006 / Tuesday
7 a.m - 7 p.m

I went to International Islamic College (IIC) and I met a few of my friends and students there. This is the place where for the first time I become a lecturer. Then I visited my grandparents in Gombak. After performing Zohor prayer at my grandparents'house, I went to Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri (SUK) in Shah Alam. Actually this place is where I did my practical training as Public Relations Officer at Unit Perhubungan Awam. Then, I went to S.K Bandar Anggerik (SKBA). I asked the canteen owner to prepare a small occasion to celebrate hari raya and at the same time to fulfill my 'naza' treating all the teachers there for this coming thursday. I was a teacher here when I did my master last 2 years. Finally, I went to UiTM Shah Alam for celebrating my friends convocation. They just finshed their degree in TESL and most of them have already work which a few of them now working at UiTM Lendu as Lecturers. RaufrazifAfter taking a few pictures, I went to my own faculty (faculty of communication and media studies) to see any changes there. I prayed asar there and sharp at 7.00pm, I departed from faculty as tomorrow I need to invigilate at UiTM Lendu in the morning. In conclusion, today i visited so many places which have so many memories that i will never forget in my life. I have been through all these to become what i am now.... Alhamdulillah.

Open House

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Assalamualaikum. On this coming Saturday, i am going to hold open house at my house in Malacca.

Address : 12, Jalan Belimbing 2, Tmn Widuri
/
venue 75350, Bachang Melaka.
Date : 11th of November 2006 / Saturday
Time : 12.oo p.m - 5.oo p.m

Everyone!!! My students and my friends from UiTM and IIC are invited to come. For further information do contact me
at this number 012-3625946.

-mr rauf ^_^v (11.oo a.m / thursday / 9.11.2006)

All the best!!!

Dear students,

Just wanna wish u all good luck for your final exams. Make sure u guyz get well prepared for the examinations. For those who want to know your on going assessments, please do come and see me at my office. Try your best k and never give up!

regards,

mr. rauf / 3.11.2006

p/s: 'my students' refers to my ex-students and my students.

Happy Eidulfitri

I think, it is still not late for me to wish all muslims in this world (especially my friends and my students)......

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Maaf Zahir dan Batin

Forgive me for all my wrong doings... Hopefully all of us are happy with our love one.

- mr. rauf ^_^