Thursday, January 27, 2011

scary january in Egypt

photo credit: facebook

Twitter has been blocked in Egypt.
Facebook was blocked for a couple of hours in Egypt.
they said the government is furious about the riot they've been doing since january 25th. January 25th, the police day public holiday in Egypt. because it's a public holiday, everyone decided to gather together and protest the 30 years of dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak, the President of A.R.E. the protest was inspired from a man who was beaten to death by a couple of police officers in Alexandria despite his calls for mercy,after he posted a video on the internet of officers sharing the spoils from a drug bust among themselves.(more story here) hence the facebook group name: we are all Khaled Said.

other than redeeming justice for the ill-treatment of Khaled Said, the riot is also inspired by the Tunisians in demanding their rights and freedom from their president's dictatorship. the result from Tunisia's protests? Ben Ali fled to Jeddah. they hate the prime minister and demanding an election, and there will be an election after 6 months. for now? state of emergency is declared.

what's going to happen in Egypt, i don't really know. from what i heard, the President's son and his family had fled to London, the police Head Quarters in Suez is burned down which made most of the Malaysian students changing thoughts of having their winter break anywhere, and we are advised to not to leave the house unless it is important, and we have to bring along our male friend at any time.

it's been 2 days. it's entering the 3rd day. they are really protesting. 4 people died in Cairo, 20 in Alexandria, they shut down the electricity in some small town(i couldn't remember which town), they used tear gas in Mansoura. if that's not enough to convince the world that this is serious, i don't know what will.

why do i care so much about this? because i'm afraid of what's worst to come. and i am persuading all of you out there to pray for us Malaysian students studying in Egypt, to be safe, and to pray that they will not harm us.

my experience:
it was 1.20 pm, and i was getting ready for my exam which will be held at 2pm, i decided to leave the house at 1.30 pm but i received a call from Nadia telling me there's a demonstration along the road in front of my house, she told me to take a cab and be extra careful since the independent her also walked to the university along with Pokmie. i got out of the house, suddenly a large group of people running toward me. hell yeah i was so afraid, even more afraid when i couldn't get a single cab and the police were everywhere! was about to burst into tears before i remembered Eza, and i called her so that we walk together to the exam( after couldn't get through for several times), and we hold hands along the way until we reach the most safest place in Mansoura, the University. scary? very! i hugged Nadia once i saw her, i swear i could cry if i hug her long enough.

mak:' boleh balik tak?'
me:' tak dgr ape2 pon lagi pasal flights, insyaAllah ok je kot'
yes, i am going home. i hope Egypt will stay as it is, at least untill i go home.

further infos:

UPDATED: death toll in Cairo strikes to 6 after rock-throwing between the police and demonstrators, yesterday(26/1)

UPDATED 27/1: facebook and twitter has been blocked and they're (1 million) going to gather in Tahrir, Cairo tomorrow to show their protest. people are advised to stay home.

ps: happy 5th birthday,bloggie!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

ukhwah fillah, insyaAllah

dear you who is leaving us,

we've been friends for almost 4 years. although it's not as long as your highschool friends, or your childhood friends, but by being away from the family, and living overseas, by this 4 years, you are like one of my siblings. i know when you're mad or happy, or even when you're euphoric. and i know what is sensitive to you. you and your korean drama is like inseparable , and your high class english, and how independent you are in doing everything by your own without other's help.

the first time i met you, was when nana haven't change her course yet. she introduced you to everyone and my first impression towards you was: ' budak ni boleh tahan jugak la high standard!' with your i am not plastic bag bag and the way you talk and walk. but i was wrong though. you are the most friendly person in our batch because you can get along with everyone, and with your priceless mumtaz kelantan accent you learned from our kelantanese friends, memang senang la kau rapat dengan semua orang!

remember the kaya you made during our 1st year(idadi)? and how sweet of you giving me a whole tupperware of it, which took me about a month or 2 to actually finish it. i still remember that, and i'm going to miss that too.

remember the first summer? the first time we're going back to egypt, where your mom met my mom and now became friends, everytime they meet, they'll talk about us. and now, everytime your mom sees me, she'll hug and kiss me and borak panjang. aku rasa if kau ada abang single memang dah ada sesi kenen2.haha :p

kita ni, kalau berjumpa, tak kisah lah baru jumpa semalam or petang tadi ke, mesti ada benda yang kita nak share, duduk lepak bergosip kadang2 sampai tak sedar dah 2 jam.and you are the one who always with stories.hihi.

so now you're leaving us, aku rasa kita tetap akan jarang jumpa although your house is just like 10 minutes away. we'll be busy with our studies, our lives, kadang-kadang nak tanya khabar pon tak sempat. but i just hope for 1 thing, that is, for you to never forget me as your friend, because i will never forget you, and because in dentistry, we're never apart, we are together, always.

gigians family. batch 07/08

thank you.
thank you for telling us you're leaving, so that we can say a proper goodbye.
thank you for the memories you planted in our heads.
thank you for being a part of gigian.
thank you for being one of the PMG
thank you for making our lives more colourful by your presence.
thank you for including us in your life journey.
thank you for being my friend.

i once said,
once you enter the gigi family, whatever you do, we'll support you. no matter who you are, we'll love you. wherever you go, we're always behind you. because you are one of us, and we're brothers and sisters, that's why. :)

loosing you, is like loosing a sister, if there's a time machine, i'll go back in time and change everything so that you will not leave us. but Allah has a better plan for you.

good luck in your future, in achieving your dreams, we'll pray the best for you,insyaAllah.

do pray for us also, for us to achieve our dreams.

you know, whatever you do, you always can come back to us, and we'll always be there for you.

i'm not a poetic type of a person, i do not know how to write a poem, because my english sucks, i know. but i love musics, and i have 1 song for you.

Well, you came and opened me
And now there's so much more I see
And so by the way I thank you

Whoa, and then for the times when we're apart
Well, then close your eyes and know
These words are comin' from my heart
And then if you can remember, oh

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
In good times, in bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
Oh, that's what friends are for

Seseorang kamu tidak benar-benar beriman sehingga dia mengasihi saudaranya sebagaimana dia
mengasihi dirinya sendiri
(hadis 13 dalam hadis 40)

i love you dear, take care.

ukhwah fillah, insyaAllah
ukhwah ila jannah, insyaAllah :)

ps: i don't know if you mind me writing your name here, so i decided not to write it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

back to december

this is just way too sad!

Taylor Swift - Back to December

I'm so glad you made time to see me
How's life, tell me how's your family
I haven't seen them in a while
You've been good, busier then ever
We small talk, work and the weather
Your guard is up and I know why

'Cause the last time you saw me
Is still burned in the back of your mind
You gave me roses and I left them there to die

So this is me swallowing my pride,
Standing in front of you saying I'm sorry for that night
And I'd go back to december all the time
It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
Wishing that I'd realized what I had when you were mine
I'd go back to december, turn around and make it alright
I go back to december all the time

These days I haven't been sleeping
Staying up playing back myself leaving
When your birthday passed and I didn't call
And I think about summer, all the beautiful times
I watched you laughing from the passenger side,
Realized I loved you in the fall
And then the cold came, the dark days when fear crept into my mind
You gave me all your love and all I gave you was goodbye

So this is me swallowing my pride,
Standing in front of you saying I'm sorry for that night
And I'd go back to december all the time
It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
Wishing that I'd realized what I had when you were mine
I'd go back to december, turn around and change my own mind and
I go back to december all the time

I miss your tan skin, your sweet smile, so good to me, so right
And how you held me in your arms that September night,
The first time you ever saw me cry
Maybe this is wishful thinking
Probably mindless dreaming
If we loved again I swear I'd love you right

I'd go back in time and change it but I can't
So if the chain is on your door, I understand

But this is me swallowing my pride,
Standing in front of you saying I'm sorry for that night
And I'd go back to december
It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
Wishing that I'd realized what I had when you were mine and
I go back to december, turn around and make it alright and
I go back to december, turn around and change my own mind and
I go back to december all the time

i like this song, not because it is a love song, and nor that song is for Taylor Lautner . i like it because it is about december. and i go back to december all the time. what is there in december, you may ask?
24th december 2006. the day dad passed away. yeah that's what's there in my december.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

hello 2011 :)

happy new year, everyone!

hopefully, this 2011 will bring us success and happiness all year long. ameen.

2010. what about 2010?
2010 keeps alot of my memories. i learned alot, from the people, and from the surroundings, and let's not forget, from God's tests too.

2010 embarks the establishment of the malaysian dental community in egypt. through it, i learned alot about 'directing an event'. i have directed( and co-directed) the Dentistry Malaysian Day and the Dental Workshop. yes, it consumed a lot of time and money, but the objectives of the events are well delivered, alhamdulillah :)

i did a backpacking travelling to the UK and Ireland in february (and have lost quite a number of money at the end of the year). it's like the first time travelling to the UK after dad bought us there during his sabbatical. and yeah, i did reminisced my first visit when i was there even though i was too little at that time.i dont know how, maybe God's power? through travelling, my sister made me go to an eye opener islamic event, which i thanked her alot. why? let me just keep it to myself :)

2010 made me learn more about life. and mom did tell me alot about how to live life, and how to make good decision in choosing your partner etc. i sometimes feel that mom just couldn't wait to let go of her daughter.haha. but no, mom said that i'm already 21, like it or not, i have to start thinking about it already. bukan menggatal ye? and, to choose a partner, mom advised me to choose yang baik agamanya, yang baik akhlaknya,pertuturannya, yang elok asal usulnya.

towards the end of the year,i gave a talk for the how to succeed program for beloved juniors and i went to tanta to give a talk to tanta's malaysian dentistry students. after 4 years living here, malaysian dentistry students has grown from only in mansoura, to several other places like al-azhar, alexandria and tanta. and the amount of dentistry students has increased from only 6 to i don't know, maybe 200? ramai kan? alhamdulillah :)

how to succeed: 22/10/2010

ways of wisdom(wow) : 31/12/2010

as my academic year for 2010/2011 starts on september 2010, i feel that i should write my experience toward the patients here. yes, i am now in the clinical year, alhamdulillah. 2 more years insyaAllah i am going to be a muslim dentist. the experience upon treating patients is just way awesome. nervous is a must for the first time, but now, alhamdulillah, Allah mudahkan, my work is eased. i will always remember my first patient, Naily, who were a stranger to me at first, she came just for a dental check-up, and my doctor said she needs filling, so that's what i did to her. nervousnye tuhan saja yang tahu, i kept apologizing by telling her that this is my first time and i am very sorry if i hurt you anywhere. Naily has become my friend, today, and she helped me alot in promoting my service :)

with one of my patient

all in all, i thank God for the year 2010. and the most important thing i learned from the year 2010, is maturity. :)

with some of tanta dentistry students and pengerusi pct: 31/1/2010

the year 2011. what do i hoped for the year 2011?

i'm hoping for a more mature me, a better muslimah, a better (and more rajin) student, and a better daughter. and oh, a better doctor too. it's fun sometimes when your patient call you by the doctor title.hee :D

but i do need your help in achieving my dreams here. that is, please pray together with me. thank you :)

2010 was a great year, 2011? hoping for a better year :)