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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Anugerah Akademik UNITEN Tahun 2014

Kategori Anugerah Akademik Harapan bagi Kategori Pengajaran

Alhamdulillah. I dedicate this award to mak, ayah, and my brother.
  1. Thank you to my parents and brother for their endless support, to my bosses for the trust and nomination, to my friends and to my students. 
  2. Passion in teaching is a must but the knowledge on how to do it is crucial. It will direct us to applies the correct methods and target for the achievable goal.
  3. I admit the 'instruction' from my boss to attend part-time Diploma in Teaching and Learning does helps me in improving my teaching skills. I may know how to teach before but without guideline, it is similar like driving a car without having a license/pass the driving test. I got some tips from some experienced lecturers on what to achieve in this academic field especially Prof. Zainal Ariffin. They are very positive people. Thank you to all my teachers/lecturers. 
  4. I do enjoy teaching. For me, ever semester starts a new chapter. I may be assigned to teach same or different subject, I may face same or different students, different attitude and drama. Different subject sometimes need different ways to handle it. It is a challenge for me to find the best teaching method for every session. 
  5. Honest. Open our heart to accept any new subject assign to us. Sometimes, it is a bit tough. Of course it is tough since we will explore something new (learnt but may be forgotten after sometimes). But, think about the trust that your boss has given to you. They trust your capability. Proof you can do it. 
  6. My students.. former students.. without all of you, this award may not belongs to me. Thank you.
  7. Satisfied? Yes but it is not a stopping point for me. A lot more things to be improved. 
  8. Never stop improving ourselves. There is always a room to be improved. We are not perfect, we can never be perfect. But we can deliver our ultimate best. 
  9. Rezeki. It is a gift from Allah to me. I have gone through a quite tough time in these few months. But Allah has replaced the sadness with this happiness. 
Thank you Mak, Ayah, my brother Shukeri, COIT's Dean Dr Siti Salbiah, My Former HOD Dr Azizah, My current HOD Dr Salman, and all others. May Allah bless all of you.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cadbury ada unsur khinzir?

Dah masuk news
dah tengok form yang di edarkan di media sosial dan blog.. banyak persoalan yang timbul sebenarnya.

This is the problem kalau jadi orang analytic. Hmmm..

1. Mana datang coklat tersebut? Adakah yang dibeli diluar negara? Balik dari bercuti.. beli coklat tu kat overseas?
2. Coklat yang di palsukan? atau coklat "cetak rompak"? Possible tak untuk dapat yang lebih murah tapi di jual pada harga sama dengan 'original'?
3. Memang benar disengajakan?
4. Adakah sumber stock dari luar negara kemudian dijual di sini?
5. dalam form yang disebarkan tu ejaan dia Cabbury.. bukan Cadbury. Jadi sahih kah form tu? Atau memang wujud coklat yang bernama Cabbury?

Banyak kemungkinan. Tapi kalau timbul perasaan ragu-ragu, baik tinggalkan lah. Makanlah coklat yang lain. Tapi kalau ada yang memang sengaja nak buat fitnah, hentikanlah tabur fitnah. Yang tak pasti pulak, janganlah sebarkan maklumat yg kita sendiri tak pasti.. nanti kita pulak jadi ejen fitnah.

Update 24 May 2014:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Know your high heels

Now let's see what I have and my review on each brand...

M&S Collection - Wider fit from Mark and Spencer
Type: round toe pump
A good news for those wide feet people! This is the high heels that is very comfortable for us. There is a soft layer of cloth inside this heels that covers toe box area (front-half of the shoes). This layer helps to protect your toe from suffering for blister. I don't need to wear any socks. It has been 3 weeks I own this high heels, so far the material; sole, insole, heels is superb. It looks like and feel new. Dear wider feet people, you should have 1!

Clarks - Softwear
Type: round toe pump
I love this high heels. A part from its comfortableness, its price makes me 'fasting' from buying any new shoes for 4 months. This shoes is very very very comfortable. I can even run in it (okay.. a bit... from security check to airport gate). Sadly... after 2 weeks I own this heels, the inside layer was flaking into small pieces. outside, no problem. The outside condition looks like a brand new especially the sole. 

The most bottom right
Type: Peep-Toe Platform
No flakes produced, price is affordable even it is leather. Age: 1yo

The most bottom left
Type: Peep-toe platform slingback 
The platform is not that thick. So this high heel is actually high - less cheating. This is not leather. Some flakes produced after sometime I haven't used it. This costs not that pricy. I have bought when it was "New arrival"... now, less 50%. T_T

The most upper side
Charles and Keith
You can read the review over here... Baru ku tahu jenis-jenis kasut perempuan

Type: Peep-Toe Platform
This high heels is a bit 'small' and the material is quite 'tough' - My feet feels like wearing corset. I love the blue color and its design. And the material for its heels is superb!

Most left level G
Type: Peep-Toe Slingback wedges
I have been using this heels for 2 years!!! no flakes produced. My foot was suffering for A little bit of blister but I have overcome by applying some candle around it.

Type: Peep-toe T-strap Wedges
This is super comfortable especially for wider feet. This heels 'merajuk' right after I bought Clarks above. It is dark blue, I love it more.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Salute to the bakers

It is public holiday. How do I spend my am session? I bake! This intension comes after hundreds of time watching BBC Lifestyle - Eric Lanlard, Great British Bake Off, Rachel Khoo, Rachel Allen. Bake looks very easy! I did quick look on some websites to get the recipe. It looks very tempting! Not wasting more time on watching, yesterday, I was determined to get all those equipments, and goods to bake cream puff with custard.

This morning, I have found another recipe but with whipped cream. Another easy peasy recipe. I starts baking at 10 am.. and its done at 1pm. What???

I did two fillings; custard and whipped cream.

What makes baking is tough?
  • I cannot apply my agak-agak measurement. When it states 60g, it must be 60g. Do not trust table spoon, cups...
  • I tend to overdone the batter. Well, when I cook the main dish, the more time I cook them the better its taste. Big NO for desserts. yes for my whipped cream, i did over done it. due to that, it splits between the cream and water. now, it looks like an ice cream! For my custard filling, when we over cooked it like few seconds only, it will turn into oily batter. at this level, fridge is may savior. let everything to cool down and set.
  • Which bake pan is suitable? i learnt my lesson. if i already have the non sticky pan, never layer it with additional butter to avoid the puff from stick onto the pan. See the name.. it is NON-STICKY pan! just trust the pan. this additional butter will makes the puffs taste very oily. - another failure here!
I salute to those who knows how to bake and manage to produce such a yummy dessert. This failure makes me appreciate those foods sell by the bakery. It is not easy peasy as I can see. 

My advice, If you are not the dessert person, u dont know how to bake, you are stubborn and hard to follow the rules like me, but sometimes u do want to have dessert, just get it from the bakery, or you can find any online bakery. Give them cash, u get your desserts. 

Below is the picture of cream puffs with generous custard and whipped cream filling. Probably my last cream puffs I made.

Now, I should just focus on main dishes because that is my specialty. Cook with heart.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


1 perkataan yang sering kali kita sebut. Dan selalu disambung dengan cadangan. No doubt. Sometimes orang luar memang nampak daripada sudut yang kita berbeza. Mari kita narrow down our scope untuk soal kerjaya.

Kenapa kerja sebagai dot dot dot…
Kenapa kerja di dot dot dot…
Kenapa tak minta kerja di dot dot dot…
Kenapa tak cari pengalaman dulu…

“Kenapa… kau pura-pura tak tahu ya..” - sedutan cerita Labu Labi.

Semua inginkan yang terbaik. Tapi tak semua berusaha yang terbaik. Kalau dah berusaha, kita berserah pada takdir. Di sini ramai yang terlepas pandang. TAKDIR.

Just to share my experience…
Right after SPM, I further my study in a bachelor degree programs. Masa final year, semua kena buat industrial training. During my time, most of company tak bagi elaun. Kalau ada yang bagi pun yang paling tinggi RM500 (memang jarang lah). I did applied my internship in maaaaaany places. Masa tu bukan ada kereta, or motor, or duit. Ditakdirkan tak dapat any placement in mana-mana tempat. Then i applied jugak intern di IT support dept in campus. Alhamdulillah. Allah permudahkan semua. Jadi intern la lat situ. Dapat la elaun RM160. Pergi ‘keje’ jalan kaki je - with high heels dalam beg. Budak U… dapat task.. Happy sangat! memang all out buat programming. ASP.Net and SQL server. Tengah-tengah internship, terpaksa keluar dari apartment lebih awal sebab ada event. Nasib la time tu ada kerani sambilan yang sama office sewa di pusat latihan dalam area yang sama jugak. So, boleh la menyewa kat situ. 

Habis intern terus sambung Masters degree sambil jadi RA. Terus stay situ sampai habis masters. Right after habis tempoh masters n RA, i went back to penang and i heard they are no longer bagi sewa bilik tu untuk orang luar. 

I spent 1 year and half in my hometown. Doing thesis write-up, initiating a small business (SHOL), taking care of my parents, my late grandpa. I have spent my time and love for them. i even applied some jobs over there tak kesah the position including kerani. Trust me… i have got ZERO reply! Interview ada 1 tapi terus senyap. Then I got a job offer from my former boss (She’s now dah naik jawatan). 

02 May 2012 - my life has changed. I have a job. My salary is good. I am working with a well known higher level education institution. i have my own office (room). My life gets better. Alhamdulillah. There are few times people asked me… kenapa tak masuk industry? get the pengalaman. I admit memang pengalaman sangat penting. no doubt. Tapi bila Yang Maha Mengetahui tidak mengizinkan, apalah daya si manusia kerdil serba lemah ini untuk melawan takdir. 

He knows my capability.
He knows which area suits me.
He knows me better.
Percaya pada diri sendiri.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Resepi asam pedas ikan merah

beberapa ketul isi ikan merah
2 sudu besar cili giling Adabi
1 peket perencah asam pedas Adabi
2 kacang bendi
5 cili padi
1 cili merah
1 ulas bawang putih
1 biji bawang merah
4 tangkai daun kesum
1/2 sudu garam (secukup rasa)
2-3 cawan air
minyak masak untuk menumis

  1. Panaskan minyak dalam kuali yg sederhana besar.
  2. Hiris bawang putih dan bawang merah. Tumis sampai garing.
  3. masukkan pes cili giling Adabi. Masukkan sedikit air. Tumis sampai pecah minyak.
  4. Masukkan perencah asam pedas adabi. Tumis sampai pecah minyak.
  5. masukkan air, kacang bendi, cili merah, cili padi, ikan merah, daun kesum, dan garam. biar sampai mendidih
  6. sedia untuk dihidang.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Resepi Masalodeh


Resepi Masalodeh (Orang utara panggil macam ni.. orang KL tak sure pulak)
Note: Hasil dalam 10-12 pieces depends on size

1 cup kacang dhal
3 tangkai cili kering
3 tangkai cili padi hijau
1 tangkai daun kari
1 biji bawang
1/2 sudu teh jintan manis (biji)
1/2 sudu teh jintan manis (serbuk)
1/2 sudu teh garam (sebenarnya agak-agak)

1. Rendam kacang dhal semalaman (6-12 hours). Tukar air after 4 jam. Letak sedikit garam.
2. Kisar kacang dhal dengan jintan manis (biji). Masukkan sedikit air.
3. Hiris bawang dan cili padi.
4. Potong cili kering dan daun kari (about 1 cm).
5. Mix kacang dhal yang dah dikisar dengan bahan 3 dan 4, masukkan garam dan sebuk jintan manis. Gaul.
6. Bentukkan adunan.
7. Panaskan minyak. Make sure betul-betul panas.
8. Goreng sampai warna bertukar jd golden.

Ready to serve. ;)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

L'Occitane < How to Pronounce this?

Last weekend, I went to Penang from KLIA. Then I said to my brother I want to see how much L'Occitane products around free duty area. I pronounce L'Occitane as Lo-ki-tan. Then he laughed at me and said it is Loc-si-tain. We were debating few times and my justification was it is French. French dont pronounce every character written there.
On the next day, I was looking for How to pronounce L'Occitane over the internet. Then I have found this video on Youtube. It wasnt just me and my brother who are confuse on how to pronounce this.. people in US also! Please watch the following video...

We say... LOX-EE-TAN...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Lenovo The New X1 Carbon featuring Intel® Core™ i7 processor

While browsing on Twitter this morning, I have found this advertisement from Lenovo. It is about their new Ultrabook. What attracts me at the first place is their statement.. ".. world's lightest 14" ultrabook". 

Then I take a look into the link. It shows the weight of this ultrabook starts at 1.28kg. When I look into the thickness, I think Macbook Air is thinner than what Lenovo's offer. 

I search the basic specification of Macbook Air on Google then i came into the following analysis and conclusion…

  Lenovo The New X1 Carbon featuring Intel® Core™ i7 processor Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, 2013) Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2013)
Weight 1.28kg 1.08kg 1.34kg
Size 14” 11” 13”

Information on Macbook Air weight is from http://www.theverge.com/

Yes, Lenovo maybe correct on their statement says it is a lightest ultrabook in the world… only for 14” league.

Friday, November 08, 2013

pthread and C program in Linux (Basic)

This example is suitable for those who are very new to pthread in C in Linux. You will learn on how to use pthread in C program. There is an additional code to be included during compiling the source code.


  1. Linux Machine
  2. gcc
  3. pthread header file

Pthread header file is a standard file. You can just download from the internet from any sources available. (the file name is usually pthread.h)


create a new directory, pthreadProgram

mkdir pthreadProgram

Go into the directory that you have created.

cd pthreadProgram

Place your downloaded pthread header file (pthread.h) into this directory.

now, create a new c file

vi tprog1.c

Write down the following codes:

//Program Name: tprog1
#include <pthread.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#define NUM_THREADS 5
void *PrintHello(void *threadid)
    long tid;
    tid = (long)threadid;
    printf("Hello World! It's me, thread #%ld!\n", tid);
int main (int argc, char *argv[])
    pthread_t threads[NUM_THREADS];
    int rc;
    long t;
    for(t=0; t<NUM_THREADS; t++){
        printf("In main: creating thread %ld\n", t);
        rc = pthread_create(&threads[t], NULL, PrintHello, (void *)t);
        if (rc){
            printf("ERROR; return code from pthread_create() is %d\n", rc);
    /* Last thing that main() should do */

Done with writing the source code.

Press Esc

Then :wq [write and quit vi tool]

In this example, we have fix the number of threads to be 5. You can adjust the

To compile, you can do this in many ways. For this time, we are going to use direct compilation method.

gcc -pthread tprog1.c -o tprog1

Note that you need to include “-pthread” option during compiling the program.

If there is no error, you may now execute your program