Sunday, June 28, 2009

Played golf with Zul Yahya, the Papaya Actor

I supposed to play golf today with my friends at Monterez but last minute I have to cancel because late minute personal matter. I have a good memory to share where on 29 May 2009, my friends and I planned to play golf at Monterez. At 5.45 pm, MA Annuar was already there. I was still driving to Monterez from my office. The road was so traffic jam. I diverted to Jalan Samantan road after I saw the road toward to Jalan Duta to exit Plaza Toll was heavy with traffic. My relief was temporary because after Damansara Toll Plaza, the traffic jam made me to puke. I called MA Annuar and he told me that Noorezam was still at the office. Halimy cannot be contacted.

Monterez GCC is located at near the Bukit Jelutong, Bukit Cerakah, Shah Alam. Strategically located within 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, 20 minutes from Petaling Jaya and Klang, 10 minutes from Subang Jaya and 5 minutes from Shah Alam. If you have eaten at this western restaurant named Big Plate Restaurant, you know how to go there. From Kuala Lumpur, if turn right you will go to Big Plate but if you turn left, you will enter the road to the entrance of Monterez GCC.

MA Annuar and I started to play Golf at 7.45 pm. Halimy considered MIA (Missing In Action). Noorezam arrived late when we were at the 4th tee off. When we at 7th tee off, came one guy introduced himself Zul Yahya. Very thin guy, very polite and humble person. The guy was damn good where he can tee off like pro. He also gave me some tips how to swing my driver.

I told MA Annuar and this guy face look familiar seem like Zul Yahya, the actor. So after played until the 17th hole than we realized that he is the actor ... ZUL YAHYA because he were asking where do we work. We told him that we are working at this company... Then, he said that last month he had done some shooting at our work place for “Anugerah Berita Harian”. Then we took pictures before we ended our golf play at 18th hole.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Collect School Report Card

Today, my wife and I went to my son's school to collect his report card. First thing we do is to get the queue number from the registration counter. My son went there first because I was searching for the parking. My wife was rushing to get queue.

Once I got parking, I went to the registration counter and I saw my son was having a trouble with the receptionist. I asked what the commotion is about. The receptionist told me that she had given a queue number which is a number 12 to my son but my son insist to get a number 14. I looked to my son and suddenly I realized why my son wanted to get the number 14. Actually, my son got class rating of number 14 in his latest mid term exam. I explained to the receptionist and they smiled to my son. My son looked at me with a thousand questions in his mind. Then we went to the school hall to meet the teacher.

The hall is crowded with people who waiting their number to be called. While waiting our number to be called, we chit chat with other parents.

Once our turn to meet the teacher, the teacher told us our son performance. It surprises us when our son's result is not that good. The failed subject is Arabic.

My wife was so not happy with our son's result and started to give lecture. My son was standing quitely next to me hoping that I will defend him. I also told him that he needs to improve himself in his study because maybe he always plays games resulting in his poor performance in his exam.

I remembered my schooling time 25 years ago where my parents were not required to come to school to collect my report card. We had to bring it to home and to show it to our parents. The scary thing was that when we got bad results. To show to our parents was a nightmare, last thing you remembered when your buttock have belt signatures from your father. How thing is had changed now...

Sometimes, I remembered that I tried to cheat by learning my father's signature. Scrabbling until I became expert. But at the end, I realized that is not that you had cheated your parents and your teacher but yourself. It changed the whole thing by putting your effort in improving yourself by getting best result in your exam. Then you are proud to show your report card to your parent.

Michael Jackson dies at 50 on 26 June 2009

Suprise me when this morning at 7.45 am while i was driving to work when i heard the very shocking news about the death of Michael Jackson ("MJ"). All radio stations talked about his death and played his songs.

I remembered 25 years ago when I was 13 years, a year after my Pernilaian Rendah. I scored very bad. But anyway... the world was hit by 3 hit best songs performed by MJ... 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean' and 'Thriller'.

I remembered during that time, TV3 was come into our life in 1984 for first time.. we only hoped that TV3 will showed all the video clip of MJ's thriller. Sometimes we watched the video clip at our friend's house where he owned a video player. My parent house did not have any video player since my parents were not effort it. So we were hoping that our friend will play the video clip many times as we were standing our his house at the gate watching the video clip from outside.

MJ full name is Michael Joseph Jackson and he was borned in 29 August 1958. MJ is one of the most successful African-American singer of all time and known as The King of Pop. His popular signature is the Moonwalk... everybody wants to do the moonwalk.

Sad thing about him when recently he faces a lot of problems, sexual allegation with minor, got sue, financial problem where a lot of his properties and personel belongings have to be sold off / auction. Then he annouced that he got cancer. I think he dies because of the hope for living is no more there.

On 24 February 2007, MJ converted Islam and became a Muslim. His Muslim name is name is Mikaeel. It was based on the name of one of the Islamic angel known as "Malaikat Mikail". Malaikat Mikail is known as fortune angel (malaikat yang menyampaikan rezeki) . Refer to Surah Al-Baqarah surah 2, ayat 98. In English, Mikail is called as Michael.
Hope that Allah swt bless his sole and put him in among the good people. Al Fatihah....