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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mock Trial 2010: Adrenaline 090909

Assalamualaikum dan salam sejahtera.

The Poster:


Iftar Jama'ie:








It is Nana’s effort, together with a few of her friends to handle 2010’s mock trial, a program which is in conjunction with the convocation fiesta of IIUM. They managed to convince Law Society of IIUM and mock trial of 2010 is theirs. They appointed me as the Program Manager, to handle management thingy while Nana acted as the Director, which is clear that she is in charge for the production house.

Audition has been conducted, around 40 students turned up for the audition. Alhamdulillah. Trainings, meetings and rehearsals were conducted to make sure that every problem will be solved, by all means. We managed to conduct iftar jami’e, solat maghrib, solat isyak, solat terawikh and solat hajat berjemaah, and not forgetting the Yaasin recitation. During that time, we were so afraid because we heard rumours saying that some people will sabotage our show. That’s why we need to be careful and tone down in terms of our promotion.

5th October 2010-the show. The VVIP for the show supposedly our IGP-Tan Sri Ismail Omar but at 6.55 pm, his PA informed us that Tan Sri cannot make it because he got emergency case in Melaka (maybe it is about Arwah Sosilawati’s case). So, our VVIP for the night is a Federal Court Judge, Dato’ Bentara Luar Hj Hashim if I’m not mistaken. There is also a few artists that came to our show like Mrs Ellie Suriaty, Mr Azad Jasmin & Miss Eira Syazira (Mr Azad & Miss Eira are our coaches and there is a special appearance of Miss Eira at the end of the show) and not forgetting Mr Nizam Zakaria, producer for Spa Q if I’m not mistaken.

Alhamdulillah, everything went very well and smoothly. According to our VVIP, this is the best concert that he ever watched (why concert? Maybe the band, lead by Nawa, Samprit The Kugiran performed very well, together with the singer, as usual, Syazwan Shuhaimi (he is Miss Eira’s borther) hahaha). And our Rector and Dean intended to bring the masterpiece to be performed at Istana Budaya (I’m also not sure whether the project is going on or what). To conclude, the show was a success and congratulations to all committees and actors/actresses.

After the show has ended, the management committee need to prepare the report of the program together with the financial report. There is an interesting story pertaining to the financial report. The officer in charge did not want to release our money. She gave us so many petty reasons like and one of them is the financial report was not binding. When the companies which we indebted a big amount of money (thousands) asked us when they can get the money, we asked them to wait since the officer did not want to release sponsorship money. One of the companies can’t wait, they asked my friend to pay the remaining amount, around RM1, 150 (if I’m not mistaken) during weekend and my friend did not have any options other than to pay the company using all of his saving money in the account. This matter has been brought to a higher officer in the Kulliyyah, the answer is very irritating and annoying. He said “pandai-pandailah cari duit sendiri”. OMG. What kind of answer that came from an officer who dealt with students’ activities? However, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah came to know about this and he advanced his own money for us to pay the debts. When the officers of the Kuliyyah got to know that we used Deputy Minister’s advanced money, they were angry and called me to the office during my final exams. They try to put the blame on the students, yet I’ve managed to answer each and every accusations to show that- look, you guys are so slow in doing things, when an officer take a leave, no one can handle that thing until he or she come back. One question, if that officer dies, does that mean no one can handle that thing anymore?

I am so disappointed with their style of working because they seem not to understand the constraints that we, the students are facing. We don’t have any monthly income like you are, in order to advance our own money first, in fact we have advanced our own money before this and we don’t have money like you do. Other than that, the officers are quiet slow in terms of processing documents. How can to get an officer’s signature, need to wait 3-4 days? To get approval letter, need to wait nearly two weeks some more. I am not commenting based on my program per se, but I’ve heard the same comments and complaints from students from various programs, and yet, it still happens. I hope, the officers will have a paradigm shift in terms of doing things and please improve your system. If that system can be qualified as MS ISO 1400, I don’t know how bad it can be for any office who managed to get such qualification. This comment is for all of us to improve.




Training & Rehearsal:






The Show:



















Credit to Syazwan Shuhaimi-Mak Hayam Designer.

Graduated from IIUM

Assalamualaikum dan salam sejahtera.

Here I attach some pictures during the photo shoot session for our AGD's magazine:

My batch (erkkk, not complete actually)


Roommate & best friend in AIKOL-Shahir Tahir


With Najlaa


With Sha Chantek~


Boys


Blurry


EPS Minus 1


With Makram, Usaid, Mad & Usop SUKSIS


I have graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Based on my release letter, I am officially graduated on 24th December 2010, means that before that, I am still a student of IIUM. Why the date of release letter is important? It is because it is the date whereby I finished my study in IIUM. The date where unofficially I have resigned from being the President of Kelab Debat Bahasa Melayu (KDBM) of IIUM (why unofficial? The AGM had been postponed for so many times due to one problem. Only certain people know about this. Or almost everyone knows about this? hehehe). Never mind, it is the date where I have resigned unofficially because a graduate cannot hold any post for any club or society. Never mind. I’m going to write about KDBM later.


I hardly remember how many there are in my batch in AIKOL. I am only close to certain people or a group of people. The others? Sorry guys, not because I am arrogant or cocky, but it is just me-I am shy. (Teeeet~)


We finished our last paper for our final semester on 14th November 2010 and our dinner was held on 15th November 2010 (the next day). Since there is a time constraint, we hardly prepare any extraordinary performance for the dinner. Oh, by the way, I am one of the committee for the Annual Graduation Dinner (AGD), Assistant for Miss Hied (Malaysia’s Celine Dion) for Program Coordinator of the night. Together with Miss Azura, Miss Qimah and Miss Riz.


The VVIP for the night is our current Chief Justice, YAA Tun Dato’ Seri Zaki Tun Azmi. The dinner is OK for certain people but not smooth enough for me, personally since rehearsal only being conducted twice before the dinner due to certain problems. Yet, Alhamdulillah, no bad things happen. Thank you to Nawa and the gang including Syazwan Shuhaimi , my best buddy in debating club in IIUM since he is the singer for the band (even though the microphone did not functioned when the band is playing Sway by Michael Buble, however everything goes well after that.) Many of my friends called him the most handsome singer in IIUM. That’s why some people thought he is ex-boyfriend for somebody. (Teeeet~)


That is the end for my life as a law student of IIUM. I’m going to miss those moments especially with ‘EPS Minus One’ gang i.e. Shahir Tahir, Amirah, Qimah & Azura. Nowadays, many things have changed. Before this, we used to be friend, but something happens, a best friend can be our worst enemy. For God’s sake, I don’t know what happen. Just because of jealousy and insecurity, people can backstab people who they called besties before this. Let’s pray to our God, so that we do not fall within the ambit of such people.

Amin.

Pictures for the AGD:

With some of the committee members for AGD: Ame, Muaz, Shahlan, Hashim, Daoh & Bean


With Hied & Riz before the dinner


With Nana, Nonny & Syazwe


With Shahir Tahir a.k.a Bean


Sway


With Apap, Dalicious & Nawa


With Syazwe


Program Coordinator


Smile


Everyone~


With Prom King-Hashim


Red carpet


*Credit to the photographers and owner of the pictures; Wandy, Bean, Kakak Najlaa, Syazwe, Najlaa, Nonny, Apap, Nahili, Pika and others, I can't remember. Sorry.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cherita Anak Siapa?

Assalamualaikum dan salam sejahtera.

That day Pojie asked me to help him for his theatre, named as Cherita Anak Siapa? By Ombak Jahat Production. Actually he only asked me to read the prologue, however due to some problems, he asked me to replace his position to read the Nazam, at the end of the play. I was quite nervous because I don’t know how to read that Nazam,if it is syair, I am a bit confident because I know the melody but for nazam, it is a new thing for me. However, I have downloaded Prof Lim Swee Tin’s nazam from Youtube and learned the melody from that video.

Alhamdulillah, everything went very well. The play managed to get the Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and became the champion for the English Theatre Week of 2010. Thank you to Pojie, Tengku Haris and others for giving me such opportunity. I know that I am only a ‘pelengkap’ to the team, but I’m proud with all of you.

I am also honoured because the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah and his wife, Datin Norlin Shamsul Bahri went to watch the play. After the play, we went for late dinner/supper together with Syazwan and Fakhrul at Wahab’s Cendol, Sri Rampai.

A few days later we went to KLCC to have lunch together. The gang consists of Dato’, Datin, Abg Daud, Syazwan, Kajol. I and Fakhrul are the new members of this ‘geng makan-makan’. Thank you Dato’ & Datin for the great lunch/tea.


May Allah bless both of them.



Pictures from: Izzati Rahman & Syazwan Shuhaimi