Wish for 2010...

I know this may sound stupid... Wait, IT DOES SOUND STUPID... But, I don't care.. I want these this year.. I may not get all them, but at least maybe SOME of them.. Well, here goes...


1) New laptop... Wanna replace my 'kuno' one... Mum, Dad, is it okay?? ^_^
2) A new bag... I don't care what kind of bag.. Laptop bag, sling bag, any kind will do..
3) New dictionary?? Hmm.. Looking for new editions of Cambridge & Oxford...
4) New MP3 player...
5) Thumb drive...
6) A SPECTACULAR BIRTHDAY!!! These past 2 years have been a bore for me.. *sigh*

To sum it all, I just want a GREATER, MORE MEMORABLE Birthday than the last 2 years.. Maybe the others above might be my birthday gifts??

Sounds annoying, I know.. Wanna barf? Puke? Laugh? Go ahead.. Be my guest.. (trying to sound sarcastic)

With all due respect,
Hafiz Khairuddin

Maths Class (Blogging while in class)

RECREATIONAL MATHS!!! Huhu.. Interesting topic in Mahs class today.. Everyone present today, including F (she was not in yesterday...).

But first, STORY TIME!!! Story today: Why some students lost interest in studying?? How come some students only go to school for a certain period and NEVER CAME BACK??

1) Lost interest: Some young people like to work more than study.. They seem to like to eran money more than earning knowledge.. It’s not wrong, of course.. In my opinion, everywhere we go, there’s knowledge.. Even while we’re working, we can still earn knowledge.. Some of the things

2) Boyfriend/Girlfriend: Mr. L said that one of his students lost interest because of her boyfriend... Hehe.. Let's hope none of our students will be like that... Would be the first time if a primary student lost interest in studying because of his/her boyfriend/girlfriend... Hehehe..

3) Family: Some families need EVERY member of the family to help them in house chores.. Hunting, cleaning, cooking.. Hehe..

And now, back to Maths..

One two, buckle my shoe
Three four, knock on the door
Five six, pick up sticks
Seven eight, lay them straight
Nine ten, a big fat hen
Eleven twelve, dig and delve
Thirteen fourteen, maids a-courting
Fifteen sixteen, maids in the kitchen
Seventeen eighteen, maids in waiting
Nineteen twenty, my plate’s empty

Familiar with that?? I only know until TEN.. Huhu.. I never knew there’s more! Wahahahaha... Anyway, this is only one of them... There’s MORE!! My lecturer asked: “Why must it be shoe?? Why knock on the door? Can’t it be something else??”

Round is a pancake
Round is a plum
Round is a doughnut
Round is a drum
Round is a puppy
Curled up on a rug
Round are the spots
On a wee ladybug
Look all around
On the ground, in the air
You will find round things everywhere!

Nice?? We learn shapes in Maths, right? So, this could be useful in teaching! Also, a very good activity to do with children!! Hee.. What else??

Who am I? Hafiz Triangle!!! Or, at least that’s what the lecturer called me just now.. From the rhyme “Tommy Triangle”.. He said I have 3 sides... Huh?? 3 sides?? Where?? =) Lots more on the internet.. Hehe..

NA has a stern look while R looks like a singer?? Hehehe.. Mr. L! OMG... We laughed so hard!! Huhuhu...
Let’s sing along!!! (One of the fun activities to do inside a classroom) Hey, everyone can sing! It’s just a matter of Pitching and Tone! Hehehe...

9, be my friend now..
Let me turn you into 10 now
I’ll show you just how
Take a one and make a 10 right now
Let’s play a 10 game..
With a 10 in the 10-frame—

And with that, the song ends.. Huhu.. No more song??? Hahahaha... Song stuck because of bad internet connection.. Hahahahahahahaha!!!!

And that’s the end of my Math class today.. Huhu.. Who knows there’s so many ways to teach Maths?? Hehe..

With all due respect,
Hafiz Khairuddin

Tutorial Discussion...

Today, we had one of the BEST discussions ever! Hehe.. Topic?


Huhu.. A lot of points were brought up.. These are some of them..

This point is really important.. Not only we have to work hard (as in for our assignments), we also have to study hard for our exams! Most people would think that studying can take place anytime, even at the eleventh hour.. Truth? NOTHING WILL GET INSIDE THAT THICK BRAIN OF YOURS IF YOU DO THAT! So, choose.. Failure or success??

Even though my favourite quotation said "Procrastinate now.. Don't put it off.." I actually know that procrastinating is NOT A HEALTHY HABIT.. But, we did it anyway! When most people are struggling in doing their assignments, we just sit there, relaxing and FACEBOOKING as well as BLOGGING (which is what I'm doing now).. My advice? STOP PROCRASTINATING!!!.. It is okay to procrastinate once in a while, but that period is what we call REST.. So, REST! Don't do something else and REALLY PROCRASTINATE!

I'm sure most people do this ALL THE TIME.. It happens during the night (sometimes in the day for MOST PEOPLE..) and we NEED IT.. So, my advice: GET ENOUGH SLEEP! A research says that our muscles regenerate every day around 10:00pm to 12:00am.. So, SLEEP EARLY! Otherwise, you'll end up more tired than you were the day before.. How will you stay focused in class if you are tired??

Organizing is the most important.. We need to organize EVERYTHING.. Our things, time, notes, books, EVERYTHING! What do some people (like me) do? They DON'T! Hehe.. See?? The irony here is I'm trying to advise people when I didn't actually do what I'm telling people to do.. Anyway, when our things are organized--especially our time and notes--we can easily find them (notes) when we need them and we'll always have time to study, play, and rest EQUALLY! So, START ORGANIZING!!

Of course, if you forget Him, He'll surely forget you.. So, be sure to always pray and always be near with God.. Whenever you need a shoulder to cry on, just remember that God is always Listening..

Revise, revise, revise.. This thing is what most people will NOT do.. When the teachers said that it is important to revise back what you have learned, we still didn't.. Why? This refers back to point number 2.. What do we always do when we get out of class? Either EAT or SLEEP.. Or FACEBOOKING.. So, think back.. which is more important: the FUTURE or the PAST AND PRESENT?

Oh, this the one thing we always afraid to do when we are in class.. WHenever a lecturer or a teacher teach in the class, he/she will always ask, "Any questions?" and it always have no reply.. Only a few faint "YES" which sounds like "NO" to the teachers.. So, whenever you are in doubt or confused about a certain thing, always ask the teacher or lecturer.. It is best to do that because we only have one chance in the exams..

What's LIFE doing here, you ask? Well, WE NEED TO LIVE HEALTHY, that's why! All those fast foods like MAGGI MEE, McDONALDS, KFC, PIZZA HUT, and many others are not that good for your health.. They might damage your brain! So, remember.. eat healthy, stay healthy.. Excercise regularly, eat accordingly.. This way, you'll have everything you need to concentrate in class..

Read and speak?? Haha.. This is to ensure that our proficiency as well as our vocabulary improves before we go overseas (oh, I forgot to mention.. This is inside a TESL class and we are going to Otago next year, so that's why this point is here..). So, read more ENGLISH novels, SPEAK ENGLISH with your classmates.. I'm sure you'll be able to cope with it once we're in Otago (or wherever you're going)..

When most people need to go out everyday, they often go out without a proper purpose.. My advice? ONLY GO OUT WHEN NECESSARY.. For example, to buy groceries, photocopy, or just to get some air after a stressful day.. Not for karaoke or DATING.. Hee =)

This relationship here dones not focus on the boyfriend-girlfriend thing.. This focuses on the friendship bond among ourselves.. As we all know, when we go to Otago (or wherever you're going), we only have ourselves and our friends there.. No family.. So, make sure that your relationship with your friends is strong.. You'll need every one of your friends there to help each other and for support as well as family..

And last but not least, FOCUS.. The focus in class is very important as it is the most crucial in learning.. Make sure you are not sleepy when going to class. You will lose your focus and start dozing off.. So, refering to the third point, GET ENOUGH SLEEP!

And that's about it.. Interesting? OF COURSE! We were divided into 5 groups of 4 and among the presenters, N was the best! Haha!! Congrats, N!!! Blog again sometime in the near future!

With all due respect,
Hafiz Khairuddin

Total Anger.. I'm SORRY!!!

This post is here due to my recent post on smokers below..

Personally, YES.. I loathe smokers.. But, I can't help it, right? Smokers are ALL around us.. Even in our own family! So, I can't really stop them.. Only they can stop themselves..

So, to those smokers who were DISTURBED by my post, I'M REALLY SORRY! My condition that night forced my anger to be at the fullest! So, out goes the last post..

But, the message is still the same.. Please, stop smoking.. Especially in public places.. You could be sued!

With all due respect,
Hafiz Khairuddin

P/S: This post and the last one has no intention WHATSOEVER in making smokers mad.. I'm just pointing out what I think of smokers and what they should do.. The hatred part last night was totally out of my vocabulary. It was there because I was moody that night.. With my condition, anything can come out.. SORRY AGAIN!

Smokers In Campus - SOMEONE PLEASE STOP THEM!!!!!!

This post is LITERALLY killing me... I don't care what will happen to me after this.. TOTAL ISOLATION? BULLIED? Been there, FACED THOSE! This time, someone should really take note; ESPECIALLY THE LECTURERS!!!

I know it is actually BEYOND my power to actually STOP THESE MINIONS from smoking.. I mean, they've been doing that since BEFORE they enter this SACRED PLACE... Aren't they aware of the rule whereby NO SMOKING INSIDE THE CAMPUS??

I seriously am weak when among smokers.. The smoke can actually MAKE ME HARD TO BREATHE! This has happened to me TWICE in my life.. This is the THIRD time.. If I'm not in class tomorrow, that means I'm in the hospital...

First time? When I was in an English Camp back in 2003.. Location? Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary.. I can still remember.. Because of some people SMOKING, added with the smoke from IKAN BAKAR, I was completely squished! Can't breathe!! So, I WAS EXCUSED FROM DOING ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING PART OF CAMP!! Please, I don't want that to happen again!

But, it did.. Second time.. Location: PARIS.. My house there.. Why? My father among with some of his friends were smoking in the living room.. Luckily, the window was opened.. But, it still CHOKED ME! Because of that, I went to sleep early that night.. Missed some interesting conversations!


If YOU smokers want to KILL ME or ISOLATE ME, I DON'T CARE! As long as others will actually live LONGER AND YOU LIVES WILL BE LONGER TOO!

With all due HATRED,
Hafiz Khairuddin

The Importance of Being Hafiz Khairuddin

Like the new look?? Comment on it, okay! Also, my first week ends here.. So, I would like to summarize up on what happened and what have I learned from these events..

At first, I was quite troubled with the thought that SHE is going to teach my class again this semester.. I mean, with three semesters straight, she LITERALLY hate us! But, she get to teach us again! Well, people do say that the first impression is often ENTIRELY WRONG (picked from Lemony Snicket's quote in "A Series of Unfortunate Events").. After two days with her, I find that (for now, that is..) she's quite OK.. She still expects us to know a bit about what we are learning, so we did some reading before we enter her class.. And, she's not mad! Huhu.. I guess the lesson here is to give a person a chance.. A chance to improve himself or herself in front of us..

Doubts.. That thing literally disturbed us the first day of class.. Which one to pick? LITERATURE? SCIENCE? Or MATHS? I took Maths while Zaza took Science.. J? He took Literature.. Hee.. No lesson? I don't think so.. In this particular situation, we need to actually see what we are actually good at and whether we want to pursue it or not.. Take it to the next level.. Well, I chose Maths because I'm NOT THAT GOOD in Literature and I find Science quite hard.. Maths is kinda like my thing.. What actually makes me AWAKE (apart from interesting novels and Facebook).. Also, picking on what my mother said, "Choose which one that you really like.. Also, look whether you're good at it or not.." And she was right.. Sometimes we really need to reflect back and see what has actually made us move forward.. What actually make us want to continue living our life as it is..

Well, I can't really say much because my life in the degree program has just begun.. So, let's see what happens as time goes by..

With all due respect,
Hafiz Khairuddin

Aaahhh... What A Day... (Feels Like Sharing - Part 3)

Yesterday, I was thinking... Should I update my blog? Tell the recent activities? Then, I decided 'not now, at least not YET..' And guess what? I was right! Huhuhu...

Today, we learned a new subject; PHILOSOPHY! Hehe.. Our lecturer?? Dr. ...... As always, I wouldn't mention the name.. Anyway, today for me (and for those who didn't take LITERATURE as their elective) get to wake up late because lit's from 7:30 to 9:30 am... So, I woke up at 6:30 am, performed my Subuh prayer and went back to sleep, ONLY TO BE WOKEN UP BY JP AT 7:30! AARRGGHH!!!! Disturber! Huhu.. For my class, it was Education Philosophy at 9:30 am.. And our lecturer was as happy and eager as ever to teach us! Huhu.. We learned a great deal about philosophy today (just the intro.. haha) and guess what happened in class?

'A' FELL OFF HER CHAIR!!! Hahahahaha!! Luckily, only the class saw it.. No lecturer at the time because she went for a meeting.. Anyway, she fell off with a BANG! and everybody laughed at her! Hahaha.. She officially became the LAUGHING STOCK of the class that moment.. Haha..

After that, we did a little sharing in class about Human Nature from Christian and Islamic perspectives, the similarities and differences and how it affects human nature... Quite an interesting topic.. Also, we learned a bit Biology because we looked into the Biological Perspective of Human Nature... Hehehe.. Chromosomes and DNAs, they just drives me crazy!!! sob sob

Scotty: You haven't prepared your slideshow yet..
Me: Hey, I didn't know my topic, OK? Thanks to F there, I didn't know! How am I supposed to do it??
Scotty: Just do it, then..
Me: Do on what? The whole book?
Scotty: .......

Well, that's about it.. We will start presenting our chapter by chapter presentations next week for Psychology and for tomorrow, we will discuss more about philosophy...

Till I blog again!

With all due respect,
Hafiz Khairuddin

Feels Like Sharing - Part 2

Why do I feel like sharing? Don't ask why... I suddenly became obsessed with writing.. With my unfinished 'Armendora' and my beginning degree year, it gets harder and harder to actually concentrate on one particular thing.. Which is why suddenly procrastinating became a habit AGAIN...

Well, my second day is better than ever!

First class was Maths.. Hehe.. So funny when the lecturer misspelled my friend's name! Hahaha... Sing Jier, don't be mad ho! He didn't mean it.. Hehehe.. Not much happened..

Then, BM class with Miss ..... (can't say her name). I entered a bit late coz I went to see Mdm. .... (again, no name.. hahaha) to get something.. She asked me to join debate.. I said "I'll think about it." And she said "I'll call you CHICKEN if you didn't join!" Huhu.. So sad... Should I join??

After that, it was Human Development class with Mr. ..... (hahaha). This class was the funniest because he called my class monitor "Amma"! Why? Because when he asked her name, she said "Amanina" but, she pronounced it as "Ama.. Nina".. Hence, melekatlah nama "AMMA" for her.. Hahahahaha!!!

Not much happened today except we had to take down our scout project.. Director's orders.. Huhuhuhu...

With all due respect,
Hafiz Khairuddin

Feels Like Sharing - First Day Back

Hello, BLOGGERS! Just wanna thank a person (Mr Anonymous, please identify yourself!) for the comment on the 3rd part of my life's tribute for 2010... Hope you can tell me who you are!!

Well, like the title say, I want to share my first day back here in IPG Batu Lintang.. As the song said 'Kami Balik Ke Batu Lintang Lagi', we are BACK!!!

First things first, statuses on Facebook (yes, most of us use this!!!) keep saying 'Malas Nak Ke Kelas' or '1st Day Balik Dah Busy...' but hey, THAT'S LIFE!! Picking what my dear senior Rhenu said in her speech to us last year:

Rhenu: Life's hard.. But it's going to be harder.. So, prepare yourself and just get ready for what's to come...

See? Even she knows it! Kak Rhenu, we, your juniors THANK YOU for the lovely speech you gave us during our TESL Gala.. Your words of wisdom is what we hold on now!

Anyway, I still haven't started on my day, right? Hehe.. Well, here goes!

My first class was with a lecturer who taught my class last year.. Can you guess who?? (Why should I tell, anyway!) SHe told us about our results a bit (but she didn't tell us what grade we got) and basically, she introduced us to what seh will be teaching us this year: LINGUISTICS!!! Once we got what she wanted to teach us, we kicked off with our first topic: THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE which sounds more interesting on the title than the content.. Too much to take in! We learned that the English language is under the Germanic language family, and closest to the Frisian language.. (How can I remember this??) We also learned a bit about how the English language developed from the Proto English to the Modern English we use now..

Fuh.. And that was the only class I had for today.. More to some tomorrow! Also, an embarrassing incident happened today at the cafe... I FORGOT MY WALLET!!! Hadoi... First day back and I forgot my wallet??? Huhu... So sad... Even the cashier was giggling at me! Huhuhu...

Scotty (my imaginary friend): How can you forget your wallet?
Me: Why are you asking me? You're the one who didn't remind me to take my wallet!

And, yeah.. I HAVE AN IMAGINARY FRIEND.. So, if you see me talking to myself, that's because I have nobody else to talk to apart from my imaginary friend... Huhu..

Well, I'll blog again later this week for more and more happenings on my first week back!

With all due respect,
Hafiz Khairuddin

P/S: This post is dedicated again to ALL IPG Batu Lintang people.. Regardless of position and job, it's for you! With loving care for ALL my OTAGO seniors especially Nana Izya, Liz Yani, Ak Dean, Nicholas, Jordan, Azman, Azhan and Afiqah! Safe journey to OTAGO!!!

WELCOMING 2010 - My Beautiful Life (Part 3)

Time really flies, isn't it? First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!!! May this new year bring more and more good luck to us all.. Well, this will be my last post of tribute to my life.. COLLEGE!

Semester 1 (July-November 2008)

This was the time that I first stepped into SARAWAK! Huhuhu... Anyway, I registered with my aunt and uncle (since my parents are still in Paris at the time) and we went there on 13th (which was the day before, but you already know that..). The first of few friends I met: Hannah Nabilah Ghazali (on the plane) and Widad (at Holiday Inn). Also, I met Jason Wong in the registration room for my class.. (which was called Otago 5) Got through orientation week nicely (although I was not really well that time) and I also volunteered myself to be the emcee for Malam Mesra!! Alongside Afiqah Mohd Zaki, we made the audiences laughed! Hahaha... =)

Semester 2 (January-May 2009)

Started the semester with a blast! Welcomed the KPLI January 2009 Intakes and handled them through their orientation week... Not much happened except being chosen as one of the JPPs 2009-2010 session... Huhu.. ALso, Language Camp at Kedah in May and Mock Exam in March... Met some great friends (Ruhan, Puvana, Kangga, Deep Adeeba, and my interview-mate, EZALIA!!) Anybody can tell me anything exciting happened?? TELL ME!!!

Semester 3 (July-November 2009)
The last semester of Foundation Course... Again, not much happened.. Just some minor events like KPLI June 2009 Intake, Gawai & Tadau Kaamatan celebration, and FINAL EXAM.. Oh, also ANNUAL DINNER 2009 (Masquerade Theme) and TESL GALA NIGHT 2009 (Retro Theme)... Not forgetting welcoming our beloved PPISMP 2009 Intake juniors!

Which brings us to here and now... I have moved from Parit Buntar to Lumut, met some new friends, lost some... But hey, that's life! Still, much more to share and this Monday (4th January) I'll embark myself on a yet another journey to be the BEST English teacher ever!

With all due respect,
Hafiz Khairuddin

P/S: This post is dedicated to ALL IPGM Batu Lintang Campus people... Be it lecturers, students, EVERYONE!!! Hehe.. With love to friends Barbara Jane, Morrission Jement, Muhammad Azizi, Mira Rodzizan, Zariq Farhan, Nadzirah Roslan and HOTTAGO THE DIGGIDY RONGGENG CREW!