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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Korea trip, Day 1 - Seoul

Myeongdong street food, Seoul. Aku suka kuih Taiyaki versi croissant ni, machiso! (sedap!) X3

Salam weekend buat semua readers yang ohsemz, diharapkan anda semua sedang sihat dan baik-baik saja di sana sambil membuat persediaan sebelum tibanya bulan puasa, tinggal beberapa hari saja lagi nak masuk bulan Ramadhan ni~ X3

Baiklah, aku mulakan cerita hari pertama aku merendek jalan-jalan Korea hari tu, bermula dari dalam flight AirAsiaX. Flight kedua kitorang (me and my sis) dalam trip ini adalah dari KLIA2 ke Incheon, Seoul. Duduklah diam-diam selama 6 jam lebih sambil tidur-tidur ayam, makan nasi lemak AirAsiaX dan minum air kosong.

Dalam flight AirAsiaX dari KLIA2 ke Incheon, Seoul. Seperti biasa, for international flights, passengers perlu isi 2 borang penting ini dulu sebelum mendarat (atau sebelum nak berjalan masuk ke kawasan imigresen di airport sana). Nanti nak kena serahkan pada immigration officer kat airport sana.
Early glimpse of Korea. The suspense~ X3
Landed safely at Incheon airport, Seoul. Alhamdulillah :D
Tour guide (Fahmi, budak Melayu, baik budaknya) jemput kitorang dari airport, kendian kitorang bertiga pergi naik van Starex yang dipandu oleh ajjushi (pakcik Korean) menuju ke Myeongdong, Seoul.
Dah selesai check-in hotel Loisir, me and my sis pun terus turun dan merayau area Myeongdong ni cari makanan halal dengan Fahmi, tour guide kitorang.
Singgah sini sekejap, nampak macam menarik... ada kek/roti telur dan makanan bergoreng yang halal.
Ahaa! Ya, aku recognize itu doll/plushie pink octopi tu, glamer natang tu dalam K-drama cerita The Legend of the Blue Sea.
Halal grilled/baked cheese, 3000won (lebih kurang RM12). Takpalah, tak rasa nak makan grilled cheese. Next...
Steady ajjushi ni bakar chestnuts and ginkgo nuts.
Yasss ini aku mau... cold fresh strawberry juice, one cup please! 4000won? Okies, thanks~ ;3... Harga standard la ni, kalau kat Tokyo (tahun 2014) dulu, harga fresh strawberry juice ni 500yen/cup. Lebih kurang je harganya, around RM16-20. 
Slurppp, ahh nyaman tekak dengan fresh strawberry juice ni, stok vitamin C. Hahaa... OK kita merayau lagi 'pasar malam' Korea ni, tengok apa yang menarik ;3
Bergambar sikit kat area Seoul street food ni, buat gambar kenang-kenangan X3
Yasss ini aku mau juga, croissant Taiyaki. One red bean filling, and one cream cheese filling please~ ;3
Masuk restoran Busan Jib, Halal restaurant yang disyorkan oleh Fahmi. Kat luar restoran ni siap ada tulis dalam bahasa Melayu: Ikan Bakar, Asam Pedas.
Aku ordered Abalone porridge... (sebab aku curious nak rasa Abalone kat sini) X3
My sis ordered bibimbab (nasi campur lauk kat atas).
Side dishes yang turut diberi untuk dinikmati bersama - bilis halus goreng, telur goreng, kimchi kobis cina, crunchy seaweed, dan kuah pencicah (macam kicap campur cili).
Squid pajeon (pancake). Basically this is lempeng tepung campur sotong dan daun kucai.
Gambar-gambar para pengunjung lain yang ceria menikmati makanan di sini.
Dah settle makan malam, kitorang pun ucap "Byebye, jumpa esok!" pada Fahmi (tour guide), dan kendian pergi skodeng baju-baju sikit dalam kedai baju yang ada kat tepi hotel ni.
Berehat dalam bilik hotel. Bila dah lewat sikit, lapar balik... so, makanlah croissant Taiyaki yang dibeli waktu petang tadi. Sedap ni, aku suka~ X3
Aku lupa nama kuih kek/roti manis letak telur ayam ni. Galempang ke apa ntah namanya... tak sedap sangat pada aku, biasa-biasa je.
Sambil-sambil makan ni, nak juga tengok TV kat Korea ni, apa cerita... eh, subtitle takdak, tak paham apa dia kata... remote mana remote? Nak kena tekan button subtitle...
Hamik kau remote.., semua tulisan Hangul. Tengok remote ni pun kitorang tak paham. Hahah... lepas godek-godek tekan-tekan ni pun tak jumpak option subtitle... X'D
Elok la tu... sesuai sangat la ekspresi muka watak cerita ni time ni dengan situasi blur kitorang. Watak ni tengah bercakap dari dalam penjara, cerita apa tak pasti. Tengok TV kat sini kena bajet paham-paham sendiri je lah... *sobs* X'3. Yelaaah, salah kitoranglah kan tak belajar Hangul dulu sebelum datang merendek sini :'3

Okies, sekian dulu entri blog untuk trip Korea aku buat masa ini. Sambungannya akan datang dalam masa beberapa hari lagi, InsyaaAllah. Gidalyeojuseyo (Mohon tunggu)~ ;3

Jya mata ne, koneko-tachi chan~ ( =^w^= )

Friday, May 12, 2017

Annyeong, naneun Malaysia-e dol-awassda~

Translation: Hello, I'm back in Malaysia~ (source of translation: Google Translate App.)

Dalam masa seminggu yang lepas, aku dan kakak aku telah pergi merendek dan merantau ke Seoul dan Jejudo, Korea.  

We boarded 6 flights of 3 different airlines from/to 6 airports, and stayed at 4 different hotels during our trip [Malaysia (Kangar to Alor Setar to KL) - Korea (Seoul & Jejudo) - Malaysia (KL to Alor Setar to Kangar)]. It was undoubtedly tiring and exciting at the same time, new experience, new tastes, new routes, new everything since it's our first time visiting Korea. Alhamdulillah, our trip went well and we definitely had our fill of delicious, authentic HALAL Korean foods and enjoyed feasting our eyes upon their wonderful culture, a little bit of their history, and of course, the breathtaking scenery of the islands, beaches and mountains. And, the locals (ajjuma and ajjushi especially) are friendly too, generous with free gifts when we buy souvenirs at their shops and stalls. Some can even speak a little bit of bahasa Malaysia. Hangug deabak! (Awesome Korea!) X3

300 meters to Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul, Korea. Mai sini dapat tengok ramai pelancong dan orang sini pakai Hanbok (Korean traditional clothing).  

 Alrighty, I'm going to need to take some time for picture-editing and sketch-making (hahaha... OKAY I'm just making a few sketches, very few... I'm so not made for travelogue sketching/drawing) (~ ";^ w ^)~

Later peeps~ ;3

Jya mata ne, koneko-tachi chan~ ( = ^w^ = )

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WordlessWednesday #24 - Spring (of Tabebuia spp.) in Perlis

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Jya mata ne, koneko-tachi chan~ ( =^w^= )

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Unconventional Moth

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"Because laying eggs on tree leaves is just too mainstream and conservative", said the mother moth absentmindedly. 

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Jya mata ne, koneko-tachi chan~ ( =^w^= )

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WordlessWednesday #23 - Skin color

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Jya mata ne, koneko-tachi chan~ ( =^w^= ) 

Friday, March 10, 2017

ME>YOU syndrome

Competitions. There are 2 types of competitions. 

One promotes self-development, while the other promotes self-destruction

Real competitions make you want to challenge yourself positively, improve your skills and grow better. It doesn't matter if you win or lose, you'll benefit from it either way. They promote self-development, making you stronger and wiser after you push yourself positively towards self-betterment. 

Self-destructive competitions, on the other hand, are mostly 'made-up' competitions between peers (or neighbors). People who indulge themselves in this type of meaningless, never-ending, ego-feeding competitions just want to compete with each other desperately in order to satisfy their thirst for instant, temporary and cheap recognition, to be seen or considered as 'elites' among their peers, regardless of whatever 'methods' they choose to use. They succumb to peer-pressure.

Page 119 of Buasir Otak: The Komik - Revolution (3rd volume of BO:TK). Artist: Tengku Puteri

Life is not a competition (of the destructive sort). Don't make life a meaningless competition. Don't compare your life to others' lives. Just make sure your present is better than your past, and your future looking better than your present. If you're just busy competing with other people for cheap recognition or approval, you will forever be insecure until the day you die. When the time finally comes for you to die, you'll realize that life was rather meaningless because you were so focused on 'being better' than your peers, so focused on winning in a desperate, continuous, made-up competition, you utterly forgot to be thankful for all the good things that God gave you. This is because you have unfortunately overlooked  your own achievements so far. You were always insecure and ungrateful, because life has always been a competition between you and your peers.
Page 114 of Buasir Otak: The Komik (1st volume of BO:TK). Artist: Shada Wentz

Sure, get married, hold grand weddings, have kids and enroll them into international schools, go overseas every year, do your masters, Ph.Ds and post docs, buy multiple properties and apartments, buy many expensive imported cars, go perform Umrah and Hajj many times, renovate your houses and get new furniture sets every year upon welcoming Aidilfitri/Aidiladha or whatever other 'greatness' there is to achieve, do it, go ahead. But do it because you yourself honestly want to do it, you have obtained the right opportunities to do it, you're ready to do it, and you can very much afford all that, NOT because you're psychologically pressured to do it for the sake of competing with other people, to show off to your peers, relatives or neighbors, to live by the standards of a certain group of 'elites'. Constantly seeking temporary, cheap recognition from your circle of 'friends' is not healthy, and downright self-destructive if taken too far. 'Niat' is the key here, be honest with yourself. And, always be thankful for all the blessings that Allah S.W.T gave you. 

Really, there is no point in competing with other people, because each and everyone of us has different strengths and weaknesses. Our lives are of unique paths. Even our lifespan is not of the same duration. Rezeki, jodoh dan ajal masing-masing. We die at different times, and only Allah S.W.T knows when, how and where, before that happens. We meet our spouse/spouses at different times, and only Allah S.W.T knows the venue, when and how, beforehand. We get our 'rezeki' at different times and amount, and only Allah S.W.T knows all the particulars in advance. Everything comes from Allah, and we should just work hard and earnestly with integrity, for success. Earn it fair and square. Want more rezeki? Work harder, complain less, earn more, and give more to those who are in need. You give more, you gain more. That's the 'math' of divinity. Sedekah itu pembuka pintu rezeki.

Honestly, there is no point in making your life a competition. You'll just be busy competing for a purposeless cause, buried under your own insecurities, your incompetence, and forget about being thankful, and your life will just pass you by, just like that. Constant dissatisfaction, nothing is ever good enough for you, boohoo. If you want to compete so much, compete with yourself (past < present < future), or participate in real, meaningful competitions that would promote self-development and growth. Have good sportsmanship, win or lose is not a big issue. Win or lose, you have gained priceless experience and newly-learned skills or knowledge.

Keep on striving for success, be better and better each day, move forward and stop living in the past. Don't put unnecessary 'pressure' into your life, and that unnecessary pressure is non other than peer-pressure. An endless competition is endless, until the day you die. Achieve 'greatness' earnestly and purely, at your own pace, not because of wanting to 'win' in a desperate, meaningless, made-up competition between peers. Life is not a meaningless competition between peers. Life is more than that. A LOT more.

* P/S: I ain't preaching or anything, I'm just writing out my thoughts/P.O.V regarding life. Feel free to disagree, though your contradicting views won't be any more righteous than mine. Chill, live life. Have a  great one ;3

** P/S: Well if this entry of mine is being sadly mistaken by some 'geniuses' out there as some shallow write-up of a person with "tall-poppy syndrome", then those 'geniuses' are just being dirt shallow. Think deeper guys, polish your comprehension skills when reading 'difficult' materials. This has got nothing to do with hating the real 'elites', it's about avoiding self-destruction by trying to imitate the elites' luxurious lifestyles that are out of your reach. It's about eliminating unnecessary peer-pressure (not eliminating your peers who are outstanding, LoL), and being rational in life.

Jya mata ne, koneko-tachi chan~ ( =^w^= )

Monday, February 27, 2017

BO:TK 1-4 on Google Play Books!

Yaassss, you read that correctly. BO:TK (Buasir Otak the Komik) volume 1 - 4 are now available on Google Play Books! 


Bagi rakan-rakan yang berminat serta tidak berkesempatan untuk membeli mana-mana buku fizikal BO:TK kami yang sudah kehabisan stok ini, kalian bolehlah ke Google Play Books dan membaca kesemua volumes BO:TK secara digital, dengan harga yang cukup berpatutan~ ;3


Sekian, terima kasih atas sokongan kalian yang sungguh ohsem, jitu dan marvelous selama ini. Nantikan keluaran BO:TK ke-5 kami pula, di masa akan datang. O-tanoshimi ni!!! (Look forward to it!!!) X3

Jya mata ne, koneko-tachi chan~ ( =^w^= )
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