Thursday, October 30, 2008


The new season of Heroes has already started in the US. but here in Malaysia it is going to start again next week.
The concept of the series had captivated many audience and had taken the world by storm. I wonder why? maybe it is due to the fact that most of us aren't happy with our ability? or the fact that we could be so much more? or we longed for more power?
I guess for me, i like the series becaused it offers me an escape route to my daily life. i could ponder and i could dream of what i would do if i had the abilities like that. i have been fascinated with the concept of heroes, superpowers, mutants hence my liking towards comics, sci-fi series and movies.
what heroes character that you like the most or the power that you would like to have? my personal liking is Nathan Petrelli, due to his ability to absorb other people ability. but in the wrong hands it could be dangerous, because he would be unstoppable.
anyway, can't wait for next week....

Monday, October 27, 2008

Blues red faced

Congratulations to the Red Army for being the team to break Chelsea's unbeaten run for 86 games. We got a perfect start after Xabi Alonso scored in the 10th minute. After the goal we threatened the Chelsea goal on a few occasions. The team worked so hard to close down the Chelsea blue brigade. We could have added another goal if not for the shot from a freekick by Alonso smacked the post.
All in all, it was a very good win. but we must keep our feet on the ground because October doesn't win anything. I hope that this win is a catalyst for the team to go on and win the Premiership come May. I wondered what would have happened if Xabi Alonso had gone and signed for Juventus last summer. Rafa must have counted his lucking stars that the move had not gone.
Anyway, good luck for our next game against Pompey. YNWA.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Blacked Out

I told that i had a surprise today. well, the surprise didn't materialise today and had to be postponed due to some unforseen circumstances. I was looking forward for it but sadly it didn't work out as i had planned. nevermind, maybe it is a blessing in disguise today. and as they say patience is a virtue.

I wrote this entry after a black out in my residential area which is quite common. while i was lying around in the dark i had pretty much nothing to do except thinking to myself and playing around with my mobile phone.

I toggled through my contacts number. i've suddenly realised something which is quite amazing really. the number of contacts that i had mostly is my family numbers and ex-colleagues at work. but not much of friends. hmm. i wonder do i really have any. i can name a few but that's all. a few. i've never been a social kind of person. i spend most of time at home. being a young father also made me more homely. the fact that i am living and staying in baling also limits my ability to go out and meet up with my friends as mostly they are staying in KL or other places.

I've made that choice and i am not regretting is as i think my sons need me more around them rather than a father that is always out. maybe it is due to me growing up without a father and a father figure. i am trying to be a good father and maybe a friend to them also. Insyaallah.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Under the weather

Woke up early today (no, it's not for watching liverpool game against athletico, okay, okay, half of it is for watching the game) woke up to have my sahur and to watch the result of the game.
Today is my 5th day of 'Puasa 6'. i hope to complete it before the end of syawal. Afiq is also not feeling very well. he has slight flu. poor afiq, he is just slowly gaining weight and appetite and now he has another bout of flu.
The weather hasn't been very kind these past few days. it would rain cats and dogs every evening here. we even slept without using our ceiling fan because it is very cold.
My wife is coming back today. can't wait to see her. it's been a tough few days without her due to afiq not feeling well. Plus, can't wait for Friday. I got a surprise.....
See ya.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Comeback Kings?

Wow.. what another comeback. i'd rather not to be called comeback kings. Because i'd rather we won from the start than trailing and comeback. It's not good for my heart. Hehe.
Well, about the game itself. I think Wigan played very well considering they are playing away from home. Agger showed that he still need some match awareness after a long layoff from the game. Amir Zaki scored with ease after the mistake by Agger. Agger immediately redeemed himself by setting up the equaliser for Dirk Kuyt to score. It is like him playing as a left fullback instead of the dissappointing Dossena. After that Liverpool controlled the game but went behind by a wonderful strike by Zaki that silenced the Kop temporarily.
Second half remains the same story. Wigan played everyone behind the ball and was pressing hard on the Liverpool players. Then, the turnaround came. A. Valencia rash challenge on Alonso (Hmmm... it seems that every bad tackle on Alonso would be followed by a red card...que Everton game and Man City game). A second bookable offense resulting in a red card. A. Riera then opened his account as a Liverpool player by scoring.
Then, the man on form himself Dirk Kuyt. Popping up to score by the underside of the bar after some good work from Jermain Pennant. That's 4 goals in 3 games. The gaffer Rafa Benitez showed the will to win by scarificing 2 fullbacks Dossena and Arbeloa. That shows that he really wanted to win the Premiership this year. A couple of season back i think that he would not have made the tactical switch by playing with only 2 centrehalfs at the back. Kudos for him.
Overall, i think we deserved the win but should be better than this because next week comes the big test..... CHELSEA.. Enjoy this win and let's take one game at a time..
You'll Never Walk Alone.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Selamat Hari Raya

selamat hari raya aidilfitri

I guess its still not to late for me to wish all of you since technically Hari Raya is one month. This year my family and i went back to celebrate at my village (kampung) in Johor Bahru (my wife wouldn't call it a kampung since it is too near to the town but not me, hehe).

We started our journey on Monday evening, two days before raya. We departed from Baling at about 7 pm and reached Johor Bahru at about 4 am. It is tiring, but when it is going back to your home town, feeling tired doesn't even come close in your mind.

That morning, i decided to have my hair cut as i couldn't manage to do it earlier in Baling. We went to HP or Holiday Plaza. I even got to visit the local supplier for my fix of dvd's....ehem ehem (pirated ones). Later in the evening and at night, it's time for my kids (Aiman and Danial especially) to enjoy the eve of hari raya by playing with fireworks and 'bunga api'. They played with their cousins until very late at night. They even refused to go to bed.

Danial with his big grin....

Decoration with lights

Some of the fireworks

The next day, it's Hari Raya! Everyone is up early. Take their baths and put on their brand new Baju Melayu. I took my mother, Aiman and Danial for Hari Raya Prayers. After that we went to visit my father and my sisters' grave in Mahmoodiah Cemetery. It's been quite a while since i have visited the grave. I sometimes wished that i had lived nearer so that i can visit their grave more often. Then we all gather and ask for each other hands and for forgiveness. Aiman is excited because after we 'salam' it would follow with a gift of 'Duit Raya" (equivalent of angpow in Chinese New Year), he wanted to collect lots of it due a certain Batmobile that he wanted to buy. That afternoon we went to my eldest sister house and han lunch there. unfortunately Danial managed to break one of her mirror in the house. That reminds me that i still owe her a mirror.

My Family all dressed in yellow

My wife with her darling Afiq

The next day we went to a few houses and visited my aunt that i haven't seen for quite some time. By evening my family's house is fully booked as my brother from Kuala Lumpur and Malacca had arrived. I can't remember when was the last time all of us had gather together at the same time.

Third day we had a big family shoot. All of the families had their photos taken, and of course the big family photo. We planned that it would be at about 10am, but knowing my family it had started late. Finally we managed to get it done at high noon. Everyone had to stand under the scorching sun. but it was worth it. Watching all of us together really makes me happy.

My Eldest sister Kartina Ahmad with her husband

My second sister Kamaliah Ahmad with her family

My third sister Norhayati with her husband

My fourth brother Zainal Abidin with his family

My sixth sister Zaleha Ahmad with her family

My seventh brother Razif Ahmad with his family

My eighth brother Shukri with his family

My ninth sister with her children

Thats me the tenth member of the family

My siblings with our two mothers

Our Big Family Photo

The next day we started our journey back to Baling, but this time we didn't went back straight but made a one day pit stop in Kuala Lumpur. We went to my wife's friend house in Taman Equine in Seri Kembangan and my good friends' house in Kota Damansara. Then we went to Subang at my brother's house for dinner.

On Sunday we went to Puchong for lunch at my other brother house. After lunch we made our way back to Baling. Traffic is smooth sailing all the way, but i couldn't say the same about the traffic from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur. The traffic is at a crawl from the Ipoh Selatan toll to Kuala Lumpur.

There it is, my Hari Raya holiday. I hope you had enjoyed your holiday as much as i did. Selamat Hari Raya to All of you. Maaf Zahir dan Batin.