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