Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How Smart is Your Right Foot?

*received this in an email today, another time-wasting fun to try :)

Just try this. It is from an orthopedic surgeon...........This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't. It's preprogrammed in your brain!

1. While sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand.........

Your foot will change direction....

I told you so!!! And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.

Ilyas in the paper

Ilyas is making face like that because his bum is itching, really!

The winning photos

Enol posing in front of a Chelsea poster

Enol won the third place and Tina won 2 match tickets

My sister told my wife yesterday that she and her husband won the Chelsea photo contests organised by the Malay Mail. Apparently one of the photos that they sent was a picture of Ilyas wearing a Chelsea t-shirt on a PCB beach, Kelantan. I hope the Manchester United scout didn't see this photo, otherwise Ilyas' career as a professional footballer playing in Old Trafford will be in ruin.

Going to Kelantan (14th July 2008)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My New Handphone

Last night my wife surprised me with a brand new handphone, a Nokia 5310 XpressMusic to replace my old(?!) Nokia N73. I'm having few software problems with my N73 so my wife seems to think that enough is enough, let her buy me a new one. This new phone comes with its own giant speaker so I'm quite impressed. Time to download all those Search songs!

Enol & Tina Wedding Reception in UKM (13th July 2008)

Monday, July 28, 2008

MRSM Taiping takraw team (1993)

Found these two pictures on Facebook. I was in the college takraw team (playing as tekong) and we were competing in Larut, Matang and Selama district. Playing against those kampung boys was quite though and we didn't progress to the next stage. Nevertheless we had fun and on the way back we had our dinner in the local KFC restaurant.

Sweet Princess (10th July 2008)

Andra & the Backbone - Sempurna

This song is dedicated to me by my wife, Joanna. How sweet!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Finally, we are the champion!

The 1st team, the overall champion

The 2nd team, got beaten by the 1st team in semifinal with the score of 1-3
Last month, on the 15th June 2008, was a historic moment for my BAT (Bolasepak ANSARA Taiping) squad. After several years of trying, we have finally won the Futsal Liga Alumni which is organised by The closest we ever managed previously was on the 10th April 2005 when we were beaten in the final by HSKOBA (High School Klang Old Boys Association) by the score of 2-4. This time our 1st team got a convincing win by beating STAROBA (Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman Old Boys Association) by a score of 4-1. I'm in the middle of creating a website for Skuad BAT to record all their historic achievements.

Visiting Tok in Ampang (3rd July 2008)

Ilyas and Maisarah in Tok's condominium swimming pool

Taking a family picture after dinner

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Old Bangi picture (circa 1990-1991)

Found this picture on Facebook, we were posing with Cikgu Mohd's car. Arwah Firul Ikram is on the far left.

In Tok Wan's house (29th June 2008)

Ilyas, Kakak Eela, Maisarah and Abang Ariffin
(although technically they are aunt and uncle to them)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ilyas loses another tooth

Last night Ilyas was playing around with his loose tooth when it suddenly came off. He immediately went to get a pen and a paper to demand money from the tooth fairy. But I forgot to put the coin under his pillow this morning. So far he hasn't asked about it yet.

In Lalan's room (28th June 2008)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Back in Lancaster

Just came back to the Lancaster University from Malaysia last night. Loads of pictures need to be uploaded here in this blog but they can wait. I need to finish my research draft first. The submission date is end of this month.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

15th Anniversary Reunion MRSM Taiping SPM 1993

My children and Ajim's

My classmates from 510

The ladies

The gentlemen

and the clown

Selamat Pengantin Baru Tina dan Enol

Hantaran pihak perempuan

Hantaran pihak lelaki

Shazainul and Qistina (my sister)

Monday, July 07, 2008

ANSARA Taiping vs ANSARA Kuantan

Last Saturday ANSARA Taiping had a friendly match with ANSARA Kuantan. Currently, Kuatagh are in the Division One and Tepen are in the Division Two but in my opinion both teams are equal in strength and skills.

When we arrived at the field, I realised that Tepen are short of players so we had to start the game with only 10 players since Kuatagh have only 11 players coming. I played as a left midfielder, a position that I can't remember playing before but Shazli playing as a leftback, and since he is young and fast, I know I had a freedom to remain upfield.

The first goal came from Kuatagh when their striker, Wan scored from a simple tap in. Few minutes after that, Madun who is Tepen manager and playing as a defender, kicked a long pass towards Kuatagh defender. He failed to clear and the ball came towards my path so I just kick the ball without actually looking at the goal. Only then I realised that the ball has came through the keeper's leg and straight into the goal! I was ecstatic because I can't remember when was the last time I scored a goal in the real football match. Must be 4 or 5 years ago. But after that Kuatagh responded with another goal through a flying header by Wan.

Second half started with me playing as a leftback because Shazli original position is a striker. So I just changed position with him. Kuatagh started the second half exactly like they did in the first half by scoring through a simple tap in by Wan, his hattrick. Shazli then scored Tepen second goal after receiving a pass from Mazuki. But Kuatagh scored their fourth goals in the dying minutes through Shamir.

In the end, we had an enjoyable match since most of Tepen and Kuatagh players knew each other, so we were playing in merry spirit with full of friendly banters. To play full time with 10 players against a Division One team only to lose 2-4 is quite a good achievement for us so I'm really proud and happy to play with my team, Skuad BAT (Bolasepak ANSARA Taiping).

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ultraman Daiya

I took Ilyas to a 'pasar malam' tonight and we bought Ultraman masks. They don't have Ultraman in the UK but today Ilyas saw the show on TV and he instantly hooked to this rubberclad-kungfu-alien. So we fought together and of course the good guy always win.

Blue Ultraman vs White Ultraman

Ultraman vs dragon

The trademark Ultraman fire