Tuesday, January 08, 2013

My 2012 Recap

I was clearing up my study table when I saw my 2012's planner. I smiled and took it out from my stack of books and magazines. I turned to the first page of the planner only to find a piece of paper glued on the first page with these beautiful words:

"A wise owl sat in an oak,
The more he heard, the less he spoke;
The less he spoke, the more he heard;
Why aren't we all like that wise old bird?"

I still remember the moment when I glued this paper on my planner. I took this from an online children's book. And I learned a lot from it. Simply, it means, talk less and listen more :) Anyhow, I just want to quickly recap some stuffs that happened in my life in 2012.

I had such an amazing year last year... Alhamdulillah.... Early in 2012, I was offered a job as a relief teacher in one of the secondary schools, teaching Math to Year 7 and Year 11. It was really a bitter-sweet experience for me. Bitter because of the workload and bad experiences in handling misbehaved students, and sweet because my students inspired me a lot. I love them all so much that I pray for them each and every day. I learned a lot from my teaching experience; a lot, mentally and physically. Until now, I still can feel that inspiration in me.

It was only a 3-month teaching period when I was offered a Masters programme in UBD. Though I was a bit sad to leave my students but I really want to pursue my dreams. I decided to quit from being a relief teacher and continue my journey. Alhamdulillah, God has helped me through it. I am now in my semester 2. One more semester left after this, and insya Allah, I'll have my Masters next year.

Along 2012, I had many-many beautiful moments spent with my family and friends. Multiple birthday celebrations (not to mention multiple birthday surprises), family gatherings, random Raya outings, multiple girls' outings and such. I also got the chance to meet new friends via Twitter. They are now my family; the Zizan's Twitter Family. I love them all so much that I treat them all as my sisters.

The peak of my 2012 journey was my family vacation to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was really a dream come true when I got the chance to meet my Zizan's Twitter Family sisters and Zizan Razak himself. And he appeared exactly the same like in my dreams before. In his blue shirt!! ^_^ As I have always said in my Twitter, "I associate him with blue".

Each and every day, I learn to appreciate life and explore its beauty. One of the most important things I've gained so far is that when we focus on the positive sides of life, we attract many positive things. Be grateful and say Alhamdulillah. Insya Allah, God will give us what we really need.

So, for 2013, I will continue to explore the beauty of life through new experiences and taking more risks than before. Yes, sometimes it is good for us to look back just to find out whether we have improved or not. I will continue to give love and smiles to those around me, Insya Allah. I will continue my journey towards reaching His light and yes, I will continue my journey to reach my dreams. May God ease my efforts, Amin.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Zizan's Twitter Family Gathering - part 2


Ok, sambung lagi dari post yang sebelum ni :)

Warning: This is also going to be a long post.

The rest of the night was karaoke session, dinner and ramah mesra. I spent most of my time with my sister, kak Far, Ika dan Zati. And some other girls too~ really, for most of us, that was our first meet tapi semua dah rasa macam adik-beradik. I just can't explain how happy I was to meet them. I really love them all so much! When Zizan dan Kaka performed their hit song, Bawaku Pergi, we too sang along with them ^_^

There was one time when I wanted to take a picture with Zizan. Waktu tu dia masih duduk di sebelahku. And waktu tu suasana riuh sedikit. Aku panggil dengan suara aku yang ayu sangat. Bhahahaha. Dia tak dengar. So, I poked his right knee and said, "Zan, ambil gambar" Gilerrrrrrr.......lutut Zizan tu aku cucuk ngan jari! Huaaaaaaa!! So, yeah, we did take pictures with him.  ^_^ For me, duduk dengan Zizan, bersembang dengan dia and even hanging out with my friends in a room with Zizan pun dah buat aku rasa happy! Zizan Razak tu.... The one and only!

The sisters of Zizan's Twitter Family pun semuanya sporting habis! Seriously macam adik-beradik~ and it really felt like home waktu tu. Ditambah lagi dengan kehadiran Ibu and Along pada malam itu. Somehow rasanya macam we really belong to their family. Sporting lah family Zizan! :D Diorang pun turut sama berkaraoke malam tu :D :D Again, it was fun!

Lagi pasal Zizan. Ada sekali tu kan, waktu kami sedang memilih-milih juadah yang disediakan diluar bilik karaoke, Zizan and Kak Marina berdiri betul-betul di belakang kami. They were discussing something. Tak berani nak ganggu, so aku dan my sister terus pilih makanan yang tersedia. Baaaanyak jenis makanan yang ada waktu tu. We were about to go back to the karaoke room when Zizan sedang berdiri makan di depanku. Dia cuma makan jagung semangkuk. Aku dengan naluri penuh perasaan ingin tahu bertanya, "Zan, diet ke?" Macam kesian pulak rasanya tengok dia makan sedikit macam tu. "Iye, diet.." Balasnya. Aku cuma senyum tengok dia. So, me and my sister pun went to the karaoke room and enjoyed our dinner dengan the rest :D 

Malam itu juga diserikan dengan acara memotong kek untuk Zizan (specially designed by kak Nurul). Zizan ada buat speech yang menyentuh hati sebelum tu that we all went "aawwhhh..." We all nyanyikan lagu "Allah Selamatkan Kamu" for him. Lepas dia potong kek yang hensem tu, Zizan asked us to help to cut the cake into small portions and distribute to other people. Sempat lagi aku minta my sister gambarkan aku potong kek Zizan. ^_^ Sayang jugak rasanya tengok kek hensem kena potong. Hehehehe...

And one last thing was when I was about to go home. My brother texted me, "Ka, boleh kami begambar sama Zizan?" So, I asked kak Needa about it and yes, Zizan was cool! I called my family and at the same time, Zizan keluar dari bilik karaoke tu. My brothers apa lagi, jadi amazed. Terdiam. Tak terkata. Hahaha. Sempat juga Babah bersembang sekejap dengan Zizan. Selesai saja kami bergambar ramai dengan Zizan, kami pun pulang dengan hati yang girang.

Dan sewaktu hendak pulang itulah, hatiku terasa berat sangat sebab rasa macam tak puas spending time dengan sisters ZTF. Sempat aku bersalam dan peluk cium dengan beberapa orang sisters sebelum melangkahkan kaki keluar dari the Red Box. Sedihnya...Entah bilalah lagi akan berjumpa :'( :'(

Overall, malam tu sungguh-sungguh fun and awesome!! Everyone was soooooo happy and we all enjoyed the night! Semua orang berkesempatan merakam kenangan terindah bersama Zizan dan his  family, the Wirefame Entertainment family and his Drive M7 friends.

Memang apa yang aku fikirkan tentang Zizan selama ini semuanya betul. Dia seorang yang sungguh-sungguh baik hati dan down to earth. I could see it when dia talked to my dad. Dia hormat dan pandai bawa diri bila berdepan dengan orang yang jauh lebih tua dari dia. He really is a good guy. Di sepanjang malam itu, asal aku tengok Zizan, I felt like I could see right through to his heart. He really has a beautiful heart :) May God bless you always Zizan.

Okie, this post is coming to an end..sobs! :'(

Buat semua kakak-kakak dan adik-adik di Zizan's Twitter Family, I love you very much. You all have a very special place in my heart. I will always pray for your success and happiness. Saat-saat yang kita pernah kongsikan bersama akan sentiasa kekal abadi di ingatan. Semoga ikatan kekeluargaan kita yang terjalin akan sentiasa erat dan berkekalan. Yani sayang semua~ :') I miss you all now.. Very much. As I told Kak Needa, I think, part of me tertinggal di KL with you all right now. 

Buat Kak Needa, thank you so much sebab akak dah buat impian kami jadi kenyataan. Because of you, kami dapat bertemu dengan Zizan, our beloved. Because of you, we all have a big family. And because of you, we all share the same love :')

Sisters, this is just the beginning. Lepas ni, kita akan berjumpa lagi untuk berkongsi moments yang jauh lebih indah~ Amin~ :') :') :')

This is some clips from that night, as recorded by @IkaNishniel and edited by @MawarRedd:
--> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_2m0zQumQM

This is Kak Needa's version : --> http://nidahani.blogspot.com/2013/01/gathering-zizans-twitter-family.html

Aaand (just) some pictures:



Photo credits to Aida ;)