Tuesday, August 8, 2017

THE LOST

THE LOST

 By:  ZUHAIRA FADHILAH HAMZAH



What would you do if you lost something?
            And what would you feel if that thing is very valuable to you?
And what if,
The thing that you lost is actually your own feeling?

            This is a story about love and hope, a family and a child’s dream and all were shattered into pieces because of just one bad decision.

3rd January 2012

That day, it wasn’t like any other day in Tommy’s life, that day he was going to be sent into his new school. He is going to be in the secondary level and this had made him excited. The excitement of being older and nervousness of meeting new people are all rushes inside him now. Moreover, he is going to stay farther from his own comfort zone, he is going to stay in the hostel.
“Are you nervous? I hope you are okay because believe me this will be fun new experience for you buddy” said the father asking without even waiting for the answer.  
“Yeah, I’m fine. I am just tired” Tommy lied.
 Of course he feels nervous, he wasn’t supposed to be tired at all but maybe because he’s sweating under his shirt that make him feels tired. Tommy is a hard boy to love, he doesn’t know how to make friend but once he loves, he loves with all his heart. He can’t stop thinking about who is going to be his friend, he doesn’t know how to make first move in friendship, it feels awkward for him to even start saying “Hi”, but he knew that he needs to, everyone needs friend, he knew that.

            5th March 2012

It had been 2 months since he first entered the school, a lot of things going by. He did make friends, but it feels like the friend that he made can just be consider as ‘passer’,

“Tommy, can you come and solve the equation?”  his teacher called out his name in the class like usual.

What is interesting with Tommy is that, he is one of the brilliant boy, he could almost be considered as the genius in the school, the teachers love him but you know the rules in school, if the teachers like you meaning that, the students will hates you not because they hate that you are brilliant, it just that they felt insecure and jealous toward the love that Tommy get.
            And that is what happened to Tommy, he is hated for that.
 But they don’t know that not all teachers love him, some just treats him as badly as ever.
            And what is worst, yet he too is not being loved for that.

The school that Tommy is now enroll is not the normal school like other people, this is a private school, a catholic school on which apart from academic studies, he too needs to learn and memorize what he learn in his religious classes. People might see him as smart and genius academically but what they didn’t see is that he is very bad in another part. He is struggling memorizing everything, its not that he didn’t try, of course he did and he tried so much but the thing is we should always know that people are not perfect. They tend to be good on the other side until we didn’t see that there is also a part of them that is not perfect. It happened to Tommy but his parents does not understand that, they doesn’t want to send Tommy to the school of his choice, they feel like by sending him to this type of school he will learn better and progress faster than what he did back at the home. As for Tommy, he trust his parents with his life as much as he loves them with all his heart make he accept the decision and didn’t say any word to object it. With no one to share the misery of the heart, he suffered so much. The dream that he had once hold for so long finally break into pieces one by one.
            He’s being bullied physically and mentally, tortured in the surrounding depressed because of both by his classmates and the teachers. He didn’t tell this to anyone, nobody would believe him, he is known as smart and brilliant it would be a shame to admit that he can’t memorize certain verses correctly and being punished for that. Thinking of his own parents hope that he would be just fine and successful, how on earth is he going to break the news to them and then shattered all the dreams that his parents had build. He won’t do that, at least not now.

            4th February 2013


A year has finally passed, but he still has another 4 years to keep on standing, Tommy really can’t continue anymore, he’s falling so hard that no one could ever imagine, once a happy boy and loved by all his family had now becoming so different. He becomes so quiet and a loner. Tommy already makes a decision. He had decided about it for so long already, he is going to end everything that make him suffered.

            A night before, Tommy already make an appointment with Charles, the boy who keeps on bullying him. Charles was a boy with a tough body, not that brilliant but everybody fierce him, and he have a group of another tough people consider as his follower which he acted as their leader. Tommy wanted to discuss with Charles one to one without anyone else disturbing them about his feeling and that he wants Charles to stop bullying him and other people because he knew Charles didn’t only bullied him, he bullied everyone else who looks weak in his eyes.


            6th July 2013

“The court had decided that Thomas Venille Wood is found guilty for killing Charles Grey on 4th February 2013”

Today, Tommy smile as he listened to the court, He could still hear Charles voice shrieking in pain, he had lost his control that day, and he kept stabbing him without even listening to Charles begging him to stop.

            Since the day the accident happened, he didn’t communicate well with anyone. Tommy stop going to school, he didn’t talk to anyone not even his parents, he spend most of his time in his room alone without any disturbance. When the police investigated him and asked him a lot of questions it seems like only his body was there but his soul was already dead together with Charles. He can’t feel anything anymore, he didn’t care at all if his mother cried because of him or his father feels disappointed with him or not. Down at the corner of the court, he can see his parents weeping their eyes out but he didn’t feel anything, not sad, not happy, it feels like he had lost them all. Tommy stood there firmly looking at all of the faces that once he used to love with all of his heart, now it’s gone and he can’t get it back. 


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This is a story that had been book-published as one of the compilation of short stories from my classmates.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

I GOT MY PHOTOS IN 3 DAYS - PIXAJOY'S REVIEW

Its been YEARS already since I last turn my digital image into paper. Back in the days I used to develop the film at the nearest Photo Shop. This is just to keep it memorable as there is no such things as google drives, digital image or whatsoever during my school time. Ah, I make myself sounds old enough!

To do things online or offline, one always need to check the price and budget. But I didnt go offline checking (Duh, why do you even think i do things online?) , I just compare between the online services in the net and yeah, Pixajoy won the deal as it is more money wise compared to the other sites. - They got promotion's voucher for the first time user: 48 PIECES OF 4R IMAGE + a photo frame FOR ONLY RM8.90-exclude postage







After I finish my registration and checking other promotions which is so easy to do (you can even keep one of your eyes closed doing this,haha)I decided to try their promotion for 48 pieces of 4R image ( Paper- Art Card 230gsm with Protective Gloss Lamination)

Just to see how things go. First of all, to make things easier, I choose the pictures that I want to print, put it inside one folder and named it. after I am all done with the payment (include postage : RM 18.00), key in all the voucher code, I go to the next step which is to edit my image. They provide their own online editing application in that page. The editing apps is easy to use but sometimes I am having trouble regarding the image ratio as it needs to be in landscape, so when I am having a portrait image the ratio create some glitches. It can be fix, but needs a little bit of patient (If it can't be fixed, I just choose another image hah! I have so many more).

As the service letting us to edit our own image, I can actually put more than 48 in that folder, I edit it to shrink a bit so in one 4R PHOTO it can include 4-5 more pictures, this application also letting us to put wording inside it. This is the things I can't do back in the days of my high school.



anddd, not to worry if you miss to put image inside one of the 4R TEMPLATE, the system will remind you so that you will not receive any empty photo later. Hehe

POST PRODUCTION
Pixajoy is using Skynet as their delivery company. I am at first quite worry because I have never use Skynet in my whole life but it turned out just fine as I received my parcel in just 3 days after I done with all the editing process and confirmed my order (the pictures that I want)
The multifunctional photo frame


You can see example of the photos below, the image is awesome, high quality paper and it turned out just the same as the image we provided the system (meaning that, depending on the original quality, the image you will receive will look exactly like what you give them - What you give, you get back formula) 



When I touch the texture of the photo it gave me different vibes compared to the ones I had in the album (old days) but I am guessing this picture will not having any issues such as withered maybe because of the paper types they are using. I feel like it will not stick and peel off to each other thus destroying the photos.  I still like the ones I had before but it required more effort to take care of it.(IF I DIDNT WANT TO PUT IN ALBUM and can you sense I cannot move on?)

They also provide service to do Photobook which I think kind of awesome, I will surely try it next time!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Into the land of Kimchi..and seaweed. (Part 3)

Hi, lama tak sambung posting gi negara orang. (GAMBAR NANTI LA AKU SHARE EH)

Post ni maybe would be the last one walaupun sebenarnya aku ada lagi 3 hari kat Korea after this part. Lagi best sebenarnya sebab 2 hari last merupakan waktu shopping and ada kejadian unexpected disebabkan demonstrasi kat korea - hal presiden kena pecat tu.  (nota berterabur - aku tak catit betul, I am so sorry)

Jadi macam yang aku janjikan part ni aku akan sambung cerita travel. Location trip seterusnya ialah ke Everland. Korea ada banyak gak la Taman Tema ala ala Disneyland tu tapi yang aku buat research Everland yang best la sebab ada banyak games outdoor plus so so big. (thumbs up Wiya for good choice!)

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Hari sebelum tu kan kitorang menginap di IPark Condo - bilik best.
Pagi tu after breakfast (aku makan cereal and susu je) kitorang terus gerak ke Everland. Yey!!
suhu pagi tu 5c, sejukkkkkkk

untuk ke Everland dari Hotel ni perjalanan mengambil masa selama 2 hingga 3 jam, lama giler sampai aku bebel bebel kenapa la duduk jauh sangat tak pilih tempat dekat sikit. Bazir waktu sangat!. 

On the way tu, ada dalam 40 minit nak sampai tempat tuju bas tu berhenti satu tempat ni nama dia Yeoje Service Area. ni lebih kurang RnR la kalau kat Malaysia, cuma tak berenti makan just berhenti untuk ke tandas. Kat sini macam biasa kitorang turun dari bas dengan bawak botol kosong masing masing sebab tak reti (tak biasa) la den nak membuang hajat tanpa air. hehehe. kat sini Lee Zjhi bagitahu jangan makan sebab tak tahu status kehalalan toyyiban dorang. 


lepas semua dah bersedia dan selesai buat kiraan orang bas pun gerak semula. Perjalanan ke Everland ni laluan dia masuk bandar sikit so boleh la tengok keadaan  bangunan yang dekat dekat serta jalan berbukit bukit yang rapat. Sebelum berhenti kat Everland, Zahraa bagitahu akan lunch dulu. hee. Okay je sebab memang lapar giler dah ni. Restoran yang kitorang makan nama dia Thai Siam. 
Makanan kat sana, okay lah.... boleh telan haha. korang jangan la expect dia punya Tomyam tu macam kat Malaysia atau kat Thailand tu, nak betul sedap gi makan kat sana sungguh. Makanan dia mengenyangkan lah!. alhamdulillah.


EVERLAND
Habis je semua orang setel makan minum kita terus bergerak ke Everland. Zahraa dan Lee zjhi bagitahu spend waktu kat sana 3 jam je..HUHUHU. sedih betul part ni sebab ticket dapat yang all day pass tapi boleh spend waktu 3 jam jee. Dahla tempat tu luas, lagi besar dari USS katanya. Tapi normal la kan nama pun pergi ramai ramai under agency. Semua jadual itinerary kita dan agreed beforehand lagi, so mana boleh complain kan, ada tempat lain lagi nak melawat. Sempat main beberapa games je, yang paling hebat Roller coaster dorang lah. Kalau pergi Everland jangan lupa try tau! tapi kat sini so sad satu perkara, takde makanan yang confirm halal! jadi if rasa korang cepat lapar, bawak la makanan sorok sorok. Hehe. aku pergi tu dia takde pun check apa apa.


NAMSAN SEOUL TOWER
lepas 3 jam menyeronokkan diri kat Everland, kitorang naik bas untuk menuju ke Namsan Seoul Tower pulak..jalan nak pergi Namsan Seoul Tower ni lebih kurang macam nak pergi menara sight seeing kat Sabah. Jalan dia berpusing pusing naik bukit. Bas tak boleh naik sampai ke atas pun, kena parking kat bawah tak jauh pun jalan dalam 15 minit kot. Penat la sikit sebab bukit kan kena mendaki. laluan nak naik tu pun lawaa sangat dengan pokok pokok tapi takda daun daun. HAHA! kitorang amek gambar on the way turun sebab waktu naik tu ramai sangat orang...

Kat atas tu ada menara Namsan yang tinggi, nak naik atas tu kena bayar tak include dalam package so kita just jalan jalan kat bawah tu je, pergi depan sikit ada laluan nak ke tempat orang gantung mangga tu, dalam drama famous la tempat ni, Pelancong ramai gantung mangga tanda cinta. HAHA.
Ada satu kerusi tu dia bentuk senget tu, rules dia kena duduk dengan pasangan or berdua.. aku gi duduk sorang sorang! orang kata tak boleh. aah orang kata macam macam ikut korang la nak percaya ke tidak. HAHA!

DALIN LAVER MUSEUM - Halal
Next location ialah kilang buat seaweed sekali muzium lah. dalam tu ada ajar cara buat kimchi gak. aku sebenarnya dah start lupa pergi muzium ni dulu ke gi seoul tower dulu eh? Haha. lantak la yang penting kejadian ni berlaku pada hari yang sama. Kat kilang ni pekerja dia cerita la camna seaweed dibuat, amek kat mana, apa proses dia.. siap boleh try yang dia buat depan kita. banyak la makan. hehe. Pastu pergi satu bilik ada buat kimchi pulak. Belajar la cara buat kimchi dengan instructor tu. yang lawak aku ingat kimchi yang kitorang buat tu dia nak bagi simpan wat balik malaysia tapi dia mintak pastu letak dalam plastik macam nak buang pun ada. SEDIH wei. HUHU!

Pastu tu kitorang berpeluang mengenakan pakaian tradisional Korea iaitu Hanbok. Best la kat sini boleh tengok macam macam jenis pakaian, cantik cantik semua. Kalau tak pandai pakai takpa, ada orang bantu. Lepas siap berpakaian ada sesi bergambar kumpulan.

Kat sini jugak adik aku beli susu pisang yang famous tu, rasa dia okay lah, sedap. Tapi tu first and last aku minum sebab aku kedekut nak beli lagi. Tak minat sangat pun rasa baik beli susu lembu perisa strawberi, jagung apa  kat pasar tani tu, lebih kurang je rasa, murah pun murah lagi. HAHA #riwayathidupcheapskate

kat sini gak aku buat pilihan tak berapa bijak kerana telah membeli seaweed 5 paket berharga 11000 WON - RM44 yang mana aku boleh dapat lagi murah kat tempat shopping. HUHU.


DINNER - TAJ PALACE- ITAEWON

Dinner malam kedua ni merupakan makanan India. Pergi korea tapi makanan korea payah sangat nak jumpa pun! hehe

best makanan kat sini, buffet! bertambah tambah makan. Tandas kat sini special, lebih kurang tandas kat Jepun aku rasa walaupun tak pernah pergi Jepun tapi duk baca baca macam lebih kurang je gaya dia. HEHE

SEOUL MOSQUE
Masjid kat seoul ni bertempat di Itaewon mungkin disebabkan majoriti umat Islam ada kat sini or vice versa masjid ni dibina disini menyebabkan ramai umat Islam ada kat kawasan ni, ramai foreigner lah kalau nak cakap sebab even our tour guide pun bagitahu yang agama Islam adalah minoriti disini. yang ramai Free Thinker. Kitorang singgah masjid ni sekadar untuk melawat sebenarnya sebab kejar masa, Lee zjhi yang teman pergi, tak ramai pun yang ikut sebab kena berjalan kaki agak jauh dari tempat dinner tu plus naik bukit so agak penat tapi kitorang yang pergi ni nak merasa tengok so bila sampai sana ada yang pergi solat, Lee zjhi macam terkejut tapi dia Okay je, cuma nampak la muka dia macam cuak sikit sebab kejar masa kan. Thank you Lee Zjhi sebab memahami! (thumbs up!) Disebabkan ada yang solat, so aku and famili aku pun pergi solat la jugak, masuk dalam komen aku kebersihan dorang kena jaga la sikit.. dalam masjid banyak tulisan indonesia mungkin ramai indonesia kot yang jaga masjid. tak tahu la tu. Alhamdulillah sempat merasa solat di masjid negara orang, aku syukur sangat.

GOLDEN CITY HOTEL
PENGINAPAN 
Untuk 3 malam terakhir kitorang stay kat hotel ni, lupa pula exact location dia kat mana, tempat ni agak jauh la dengan subway (tak merasa naik pun). So if nak pergi mana mana tempat tumpuan malam malam kena amek teksi.

Hotel ni best, walaupun kecil lagi dari kat Ipark Condo tu, WIFI DIA LAJUUUUU! siap boleh buat video call dengan keluarga tercinta kat Malaysia! boleh update gambar, boleh surf internet, best lah..and kali ni, air cond dia tak balut dengan kain walaupun dia ada tingkap yang boleh je nak bukak, haha!. kitorang On aircond tapi set suhu 28 celcius gitu, jadi macam heater pulak, Very niceeee sangat perasaan dia tu. Hehe. Iron dia tak sedia, aku iron baju and tudung pakai pengering rambut yang ada sedia dalam laci meja, jadi je cuma lambat sikit laa.

Kat sebelah hotel ada mart, boleh beli apa apa yang nak beli, makanan ke...minuman kee...tapi check dulu laa halal ke tak yea? Kami beli butter chips tu, best! siap wat balik Malaysia berbungkus bungkus nak bagi famili try jugak, lain dari yang lain chips yang ni, rasa masin manis macam tu, sedap!






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