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29 December 2006

Three and Three and Three...


  1. 'Umayr (friends and acquiantances)
  2. Yeop (Family, close friends and online)
  3. 'Umayr Sayfurrahman!!! (Only by my mom; and then I'd know she's mad at something... Add the bin Ainullotfi if she's madder)
  1. ...My laziness...
  2. ...My ego...
  3. ...Dunno what else...
  1. Perakian
  2. N-9ian
  3. Johorian
  1. Entering neraka
  2. Azab kubur
  3. Dying in kufr
  1. Meals
  2. Thoughts
  3. Feelings
  1. My computer
  2. My books
  3. My heart
  1. Black slacks
  2. White and blue t-shirt
  3. Black Belt (Wuuuhaaa!!)
  1. Huh?
  2. Hah?
  3. Hmm...
I just listen... No favourites... Ulp.. Ade gak ah suke Opick nye lagu.

  1. Sebuah Pertemuan
  2. Muhahhidun Ana
  3. Biarkan
  1. An incredibly high iman. So I don't get sucked into the smallest traps of temptation. (Lookie, lookie!! FOoOOOoOoOODD! ~NNooooOOOO!!!~)
  2. Money!! Heck, it's hard to get things done in this modern world without that. And right now, I'm cold out of it. Hate being tied done by such things.
  3. A new computer system, with the most powerful CPU available and an SLI/Crossfire system with more than 2 GB of memory and at least a terabyte of cold hard (okay maybe soft) storage space and an internet connection of more than 5MBps bandwidth and... and... and...
  1. LoooOOOOoove.
  2. Empathy.
  3. NO fighting.
  4. Understanding.
  5. Devotion to Allah.
Oops... Terlebih jugak. Macam Kakcik.

  1. Definitely the eyes.
  2. Hey... Same again dengan sister; smile (agaknyer most people cair ngan other gender's smile kot... Or is it because sumer orang suke tengok smile? Tak kisah ah)
  3. Face. Full stop.
  1. Reading. Almost anything. Encyclopedias, novels, mangas, comics, papers, articles, reports (sometimes), poems, art, limericks, pantuns, syairs, etc, etc...
  2. Games. Multiplayer ones. Single player aren't bad, but nothing beats playing with friends.
  3. Clubbing... KRj Clubbing, Iqra' Clubbing, whatever islamic club-ing else there is...
  1. Bertaubat. NOT ber-TAU BUAT!
  2. Istikharah... On choices in my life. Hey, before you think I'm getting married, I'll have you know that istikharah isn't only for marriage ok!
  3. Finish Rave Master to current chapter.
  1. Aussie. Cos it was my birthplace. I haven't seen it since I waasss... hmm... One and a half?
  2. Pulau Tioman. Dunno but I like clear beaches. PLus I LooOOOooOove water. At least when it's cool and refreshing.
  3. Some mountain resort. I like the fresh mountain air. Refreshing. But I do hate climbing. Thus the resort.
  1. Mus'ab. *wink*
  2. Basirul Haq.
  3. Abdullah.
  1. Repent. Become a better Muslim.
  2. Repent. Become a better Mu'min.
  3. Get married, be a good husband.
  1. I care.
  2. I care.
  3. I care.
  1. I expect.
  2. I expect.
  3. I expect.

Tagging these people!!
  • Angah. Oit, Kakcik ade tag Angah ke?
  • Alang² Angah kene, Byang skali.
  • Abdullah Irfan. Hahaha! Aku tau ko slalu gak datang blog aku. Nasib ah!
  • Zakri. Ngehehe! Sape lagi kalau tak partner-in-tarbiyyah.

27 December 2006

DERUan C2DC R2J (Guess what *that* means!)

A few days back I took part in executing DERUan C2DC R2J. Follow the story below. Details of activities will NOT be shared unless specifically asked for by the right people. The reason we're keeping the project a secret is so that those who MIGHT be participants to this program wouldn't know it's details. But like I said, if you introduce yourself and tell me why you need to see this module, I'll pass you the details.

Section One: C2DC - Task Force

Tasks and Responsibilities

Initially me and Zakri were invited as PaLS representatives to represent PaLS in the organizing committee of R2J. As it is, there was not much that we could do due to the lack of manpower during the semester. The only people that we could mobilise were people in JB. And even those already have tons of responsibilities at their respective localilties. R2J had to come second by prioritisation.

We did, however, accept the task of running R2J's Explorace. We changed the name later to C2DC R2J due reasons given if you refer the glossary below.

Envisioning and Initial Conceptualising

Me and Zakri came up with a vision of what the challenge was gonna look like. We basically had three days days to use up, and ideas envisioned from after last year's R2A e-Race. We planned out the route as different as possible to any similar activities ever done previously and within the contraints applied on us.

Constraints and Priorities

Then we had to basically let go of the project for a while. There were many things of more priority at hand to be given focus to such as Xpert '06.

Rallying Manpower

A week before the program was to be run I rallied up the community of ikhwan to get the manpower needed to run this activity. Mainly PaLS. The support I got was, alhamdulillah, more than what we needed. Even some PaLS residing in KL offered their support through whatever means. One such person is Zaid who offered to be the internet guy looking after internet information handling throughout. Thanks dude! It means a lot.

Detailed Planning

On Monday the 18th, I called for a planning meeting. Thus far (with less than a week to go!) we still had nothing but the initial concept and the route. Activities in between; nothing. Clues; nothing. Accommodations; nothing. Anything else; almost nothing.

So as you can see, we had to detail out everything by Monday, and begin execution ASAP. Preferably by the next day. No, even earlier than the next day.

We did two sessions of detailing and clarification on Monday. One at 2:45 pm and another at 10:00 pm. There some confusions regarding akhawat's attendance so there were no akhawat in the detailing meeting. But, they offered to hold some responsibilities anyway.


We did some rough calculations and came up with rough calculations of the total spendings we would face. It exceeded pakcik²'s expectation. By far. They decided to give us only RM1500 initially and RM1800 at most. Total spendings calculated on the first day was RM2200; a difference of RM400. That grew later to RM2800 after some unforeseen variables entered the equation making the difference RM1000. We had to find other ways to fund the project, or say goodbye to relatively a third of the planned activities.

The Recce Team

Tuesday became the day that all of us strived to lay down the basic groundwork.

One team was sent to recce the route and check up on fares along the way. They were also tasked to make contact with one of the places we planned to accommodate the participants and negotiate prices if necessary.

The recce team did their job wonderfully. But they also brought back bad news. The non-stop rain was causing floods in certain areas of Johor. It could affect all our plans.

Beginning of the Floods

The floods began and some areas of Johor were reported to be cut off. However, according to the recce team our route can still be used. There were areas inaccessible, but where we were going, there were no dangerous floods yet. Mark the word, YET.

Communications and Sponsors

The akhawat team was tasked to contact some ikhwan homes for activities in the challenge. They were also tasked with getting sponsorship from any available source. The deadline: the briefing meeting on Wednesday.

Briefing Meeting

Wednesday was a bright day. It stopped raining at Subh. It gave us hope that the floods would subside. So we carried on with our plans and execution.

The briefing meeting was more for the akhawat than ikhwan. This is due to the confusion for the planning meeting. So they currently knew less than the ikhwan. The briefing was also for updates on current progress on activities detailing and preparation.

Activities were updated and reports given.

For sponsorship the akhawat acquired RM220, topped up by RM500 that me and Salman negotiated through Pak Uteh from SMIH's PIBG. Since we were still deficit by a bit, I tasked upon the committee members to find a certain amount each person. Since there were seventeen members there shouldn't many problems acquiring that amount.

The recce team reported what they have done. They reported the floods.

All the activity planners reported the details of their preparations.

One Fateful Day...

Thursday I received bad news. Very bad news. Segamat was submerged. Since it was one of the destinations in our plans, it had to be taken out of the equation. At least that was what I thought initially.

Then came more news. Kota tinggi; flooded. Kluang; flooded. Muar; bad flooding.

Then more news. Xrek '06, the KRj national camping activity due to be executed at Kuantan was postponed.

I was in a dilemma. To cancel or not to?

After a while, I made the decision to call off the Challenge.

Called Off, Backup Plan?!

Cancellation means informing all the necessary people. So I informed the committee, and began to get them to close down operations. Then, we had to hold an emergency meeting to determine what's next.

The consensus: R2J participants are to be redirected to DERU. Daytime is to be dedicated to DERUan Banjir and nighttime is for us to organize activities for the participants.

We also contacted the sponsors from whom we clarified how we would use the money in light of changes in the plan.

Section 2: DERUan!!

First day

We all arrived in the morning and got the first assignment; packing relief packages. The participants all cooperated to pack the relief packages. They categorised the clothing and set aside the food stuff.

At about twelve, we moved to assigned places. Mine was Sekolah Batu 10.

At the school we met some of the banjir victim families. One makcik was very passionate about sharing her experience. She told us how high the flood was. She told us of the day she had to evacuate. She told us of salvaging stuff.

After the Jumaah prayers, we went to Kg Maju Jaya. About five cars went. We were delegated to about five different houses; each with their own story to tell. I was assigned to Bro Zul's house. We did some cleaning and angkat² furniture. There was a whole lot of furniture to clean and a maybe a few wardrobes of clothing too. By the time we had to go back, not everything was done. But we had to go anyway. It made me feel kinda guilty.

That night, we organized some games for the C2DC participants. There was Build The Tallest Tower, Faulty Mime Phone and Play Your Character. All with rationalizations based on C2DC objectives.

Then it was Saturday.

Second Day

We were delegated into two teams. One small team went to settle things at Ust Umar's and Ust Qamarul's homes which were both affected. And the rest went to Maju Jaya to finish off the tasks there.

I went to Maju Jaya. First to Makcik Odah's home, then I went to Bro Zul's. At both places we had to wash clothing. We became washing machines that day. Haha!

That night we played Cashflow. The game of management, leadership and quick decision making. I so loved the atmosphere of the game at the time. A satisfactory havoc, with a definite feel of something getting done.

Third Day

The third day marked the day where we only did DERU work for half a day. Until 3:00 pm to be exact. The reason for this was that we wanted to give more time for the participants to clean up and rest in the afternoon, because we were going to get them to arrive at Pej JIM by maghrib so that they can go back earlier that night. Previously the night activities began after 'Isya' and finished at 11.00 pm. But this day we wanted to get them back to their accommodations by 10.00 pm. This is so that they can get enough rest for the next day's activities.

Like I said before it was only half a day. Yet it was by far the most tiring. Why it was the most tiring was that it was the only place where we had to clean up unwashed mud from the buildings. Added to that was the excruciatingly "exquisite" smell emanating from the rooms of a certain kilang kerepek that we had to clean. Since the smell arose from somewhere close to what we thought were the toilets and the mud looking pretty weird... we tried not to think of the origins of that mud.

After the kilang kerepek, we had to clean the next door lot. Our task was to take out the wardrobe that had fallen down, and was hindering cleaning operations. So at that moment, me and Ubai and a few others became Temporary Vandals who were Vandalising Under Control. Haha! We absolutely wrecked the wardrobe between us.

Then after that, we cleaned up the surau. THAT was a real havoc. The guys all played with mud, getting it all (ok maybe not all, but MOST) of the mud out of the surau space. And doing that took the cooperation of the whole lot of ikhwan. The akhawat cleaned up the surau's little stuff, like plates, cups, dulangs and the like.

When that was done, we officialized the surau by being the first to solat there after the banjir.

The night activities began with Maghrib prayers. Then they had a bit of tadzkirah. After that the debate began.

The question for the C2DC Debate was "70% of pelajar lepasan Hidayah lari dari tarbiyyah, kenapa salah siapa?" Or the english version "70% of Hidayah graduants run away from tarbiyyah, why whose fault?"

It was a debate with four sides who were The Individuals, The Teachers, The Pal and PaLS and The Parents. The Individuals were the graduants themselves, The Teachers were the teachers of Hidayah, The Pal and PaLS were peers and the senior alumni of Hidayah and The Parents were the graduants' parents.

The winners? No one really... It was a debate intended for them to speak out. To challenge points; to challenge current views. It was a debate intended for us to see how they think. To see how tentatively they walk the path of blame or if they walk the path of forgiveness.

Fourth Day

It began with the C2DC Race. Yup. There was a race after all. A decision made by us the day before based on feedback by the participants. Adaptation and preparation began the day before and ended the morning it was to start.

The race was fun. At least we enjoyed it. And participants seemed to enjoy it. There were many games and activities designed to meet our initial objectives. To complete what has not been completed through the activities so far.

The afternoon's activity was a Cooking Competition. The four teams had to compete with each other to cook the best dish. They had to work together to achieve this task. Unfortunately, I didn't get to taste the end product, but the guys who did mentioned that there were all sorts of flavours.

That night we did the rationalization for the program. Then we closed it off.


To all those who offered your support, I can only give you all my thanks for your support and appreciation of this project. Thank you all and may Allah reward you for your efforts with the handsome rewards of akhirah.

I'd like to personally thank these people:
  1. Zakri, for your ideas and vigour to help out even in your busyness.
  2. Zaid O, for offering to handle the internet info, even though it was cancelled later.
  3. Suhaib K, for attending a meeting. Takziah to you too for your atuk's death. Innaa lilLahi wainna ilayhi raji'un.
  4. Salman H, for your clues and directing the inpromptu Race.
  5. Ubai, for your quirky quotes that made us laugh and smile.
  6. Hafiz Bai, for your adamance in keeping your promise to join us even if you were tranferred to KL.
  7. Majeed, for coming here from Sarawak just so the participants can guess your name.
  8. Salman AR, for your ideas that kick started an inspiration in Salman H for one of the clues.
  9. Nazihah, for volunteering early on for this project and getting lotsa things done.
  10. Abidah, for your offer of accommodation for the akhawat participants and the use of your dad's car.
  11. Nusaibah, for helping drive the participants around and washing the chicken for cooking.
  12. 'Ammar, for covering me and being my tag team partner handling this project. Thanks bro!
  13. Muhammad, for being the ever busy transportation dude.
  14. Zayd S, for offering your quotes of "MH" and the food.
  15. Hafiz A, for driving fast to get to food to us and for getting fined for parking when you were getting us our food.
  16. Fathi, for your cool games. Some of which I have never seen.
  17. Maimunah, for offering the use of your car for the akhawat. Takziah to you too for your atuk's death. Innaa lilLahi wainna ilayhi raji'un.
  18. Shakirah, for attending the briefing meeting, even though you couldn't help.
  19. 'Esam, for opening the Pej JIM very early.
  20. Asyraf A, for the handling the tools and equipment and for posing in the camera.
  21. Munawwar, for being cool with sharing your manja name. You also did a good job of handling activities.
  22. Zahid, for handling peralatan with Asyraf and for the cool miming activity.
  23. Hafizul Amin, for helping out with the inpromptu race clues.
  24. Syahir, for offering your help even though you didn't foresee the banjir at home.
  25. Amin M, for offering to help out after Xrek '06 was cancelled. I'm sorry we didn't follow up on your offer dude to the banjir and the hectic tranformation of the program.
  26. Nabihah H, for helping out a lot with akhawat stuff.
  27. Nisreen, for being the cool treasurer who was amanah in handling our money.
I hope I haven't left out anyone. There were so many, I had to take time to remember. If I did, just mention them to me and I'll add them here.

The Glossary

C2DC: C2-D Challenge is a sub-program of the main R2J program. It was initially planned as a race covering a significant area of Johor. Its purpose was to provide a physical and practical edge in the application of key moral values. (back)

DERU: Stands for Disaster and Emergency Response Unit. See here for more.(back)

DERUan Banjir: This is a label to refer to the work done over the weekend to relieve the flood victims by DERU JIM. DERUan C2DC is the volunteer work by the R2J participants in line with the backup plan for C2DC.(back)

Explorace: A TV show hosted on Malaysia's TV3 and sponsored by MAS and some other companies. The name is sometimes used to describe activities in the form of a race that entails a physical challenge throughout. I hate this name for any of our programs. For one, it is someone else's brainchild; thus it is unoriginal. For another, it tends to lead to confusion when participants interact with the community.(back)

PaLS: PaLS is an acronym for Persatuan Alumni SMIH which is the alumni body for the Hidayah Islamic Secondary School (SMIH). The same word is also used to refer to any of its members.(back)

R2A: The pioneer four month long post-spm training project. See R2J for details.(back)

R2J: Road 2 Jawa is the Johorian equivalent to MH-i (Madrasatul Hayah). R2J is the second R2 project whereby the preceding one was called R2A with the "A" standing for Aceh. It entails a four month long program segregated by modules run in portions throughout. 1 month of skill training, 1 month of international kembara, 2 months of entrepreneurial projects and integrated tarbiyyah activities.(back)

14 December 2006

MS Firefox?!

Ever heard of Microsoft Firefox? Clicking on that link will get you to a parody website.

Quite humorous... Heh!

Hikayat Berita

I was prompted to write this as an email. Now I'm compelled to put this here. Haha!

Alkisahnya wujudlah seorang pemuda yang berpesiaran di alam yang dinamakan WWW. Arakian terjadilah pemuda ini punyai sebuah rumah di internet, terjadilah juga rumahnya beralamat Maka oleh takdir yang dikehendaki yang Maha Kuasa ketika dirinya pulang dari berpesiaran, pulang ke tempatnya yang sederhana sekali terserampaklah beliau dengan utusan dari sebuah negeri WWW yang bernama Friendster.

Maka seraya berkata pemuda itu, "Apakah hendaknya hajat tuan hamba ke mari? Tempat hamba bukan mewah; bahkan sederhana sekali."

"Hamba di utuskan ke sini untuk menyampaikan berita kepada tuan hamba; bahawasanya Hari Lahir salah seorang sahabat tuan hamba adalah pada hari ini."

Maka terfikirlah pemuda itu akan tarikh hari yang ceria itu; 14/12/2006. Dan seraya teringatlah jua pemuda tersebut kepada Hari Lahir salah seorang kerabatnya. Arakian terseyumlah beliau dan berterima kasih kepada utusan yang membawa dua berita gembira walaupun tidak diketahuinya.

Beliau menjamu utusan tersebut dari negeri Friendster dan melayannya sehingga tiba waktu kepulangannya. Maka berkatalah pemuda, "Tuan Hamba. Ingin hamba khabarkan bahawa tuan hamba bukan sahaja membawa SATU berita gembira, bahkan DUA."

Maka hairanlah utusan tersebut, "Mengapa tuan hamba berkata demikian?"

"Tuan hamba telah mengingatkan hamba pada hari lahir salah seorang dari kerabat hamba."

Maka terseyumlah Sang Utusan seraya bertanya, "Apakah hamba dibenarkan mengetahui siapa gerangan kerabat tersebut?"

Sang Pemuda hanya tersenyum, "Andainya tuan hamba bijaksana... Cubalah bertekaan dengan hamba. Maka apakah tuan hamba beroleh jawapannya?"

Ok... Guess who I meant. Answer next time aight!

12 December 2006

Xpert Chronicles: Day Four

Woke up. Fell asleep again. Arrgh!! So hard to keep awake! Consequence of last night's meeting til three. Gotta get some rest.

Woke up again. Went and washed and freshened up. Prayed Subh. Went to the Baiduri Hall. Pak Long and the other Paks were there. Apparently the participants also failed to wake early.

After some Picit² Urut² and some Berbual², Pak Anjang did In-Team.

Task: express feelings and pent-up emotions to friends. Apologise for all wrongs and mistakes you did and forgive all wrongs and mistakes that friends did.

Did In-Team. Phased out. Nothing much registered of the morning besides the fact that these guys did In-Team.

Then we had breakfast.


Breakfasted with Nasi Lemak. Sambal was not adequate. But to heck with that. Was hungry; so just ate.

Photo Shoot

Forgot to mention. Last night; had photo shoot. All state reps had to pose and have the group photos taken. A few last ones on day four. Morning of day four.

Jurnal XPERT
Task: make a multimedia presentation based on videos and pictures you've taken over the four XPERT days to chronicle your journey from there to here.

The kids presented what they did over the four days. Some were creative. Some were... well... traditional. Rather liked what KL did for their multimedia.

Fell asleep during the last part of this activity. Couldn't hold back any longer. The fatigue was getting to me.

Suddenly it was over. Even Pak Anjang's summary. But hey, what the heck, guess we already knew the points from the last night's meeting.


After four days of grueling work, these kids can finally graduate out of the XPERT classroom. The four days have been cool. Enjoyed time as their facilitator. Especially the Perak and Selangor teams. Maybe they didn't go all they way according to my standards, but hey, who's to say they haven't made progress?

Congratulations to KL for acquiring the XPERT champion title and to PerTan for being the first runner-up.

Congratulations also to ikhwan Negeri Sembilan for their inspiring performance (even though Pak Anjang says otherwise) and akhawat Johor for theirs in Akademi Realiti.

Congratulations to Pahang for being chosen by Abu Nuha to win the game even though they did not come. Haha!

Congratulations and jazakumullahu khairan kathira to all fellow facilitators and the XPERT committee for pulling off one heck of a first-timer. You guys are the greatest.

Thanks and jazakumullahu khairan kathira to all pepakcik who helped support the programme. Whether for transportation, finance, accomodations or locality support. Thank you all.

Thanks and jazakumullahu khairan kathira to anyone and everyone who has ever had anything to do with this programme at all. Thank you all and may Allah bless us all with his rahmah; here and in the hereafter...

The End...

Xpert Chronicles: Day Three

Woke up. Looked at the time. 3:00 am. Slept again.

Woke up again. Looked at the time again. 4:00 am. Rose up and freshened self. Then started waking everyone else.

Started th qiyamullail at 4:30 am. Led the first solat tahajjud. Then let Mawardi continue. Everyone did 2 tahajjud prayers, 1 hajat prayer, 1 taubah prayer and a three-rakaat witir prayer.

Then did some zikr.

Went out at approximately the same time and ironed rather moist clothing (consequences of yesterday).

Did Subh Prayers. Pakcik Roslan led the jama'ah. He read the a significant lot of the surah ar-Rahman. Divided for two rakaats.

Then the Xpert participants; Zair and Maheer specifically conducted the Hai Hai Bai Bai activity.

Hai Hai Bai Bai
Task: do a "perpisahan" ceremony for the local teenagers. Make sure they become friends that is kept in contact later.

The groups combined to execute this last activity together.

They made the local teens group up in circles. Then all shook hands and embraced in farewell. Supposed it was so anyway...

Then Mak Cu gave a speech. "Alhamdulillah syukur kita kepada Allah.... To the end of her speech..."

After that, everyine went to eat.

Left for the bus station at approximately 7:15 am. Dropped the two group facilitators at the bus station and proceeded to Ulu Tiram.

Dropped by Al-Azhar for breakfast. Had the normal roti canai ration.

Continued on our way to Tiram Indah Village. Stopped at the Simpang Renggam side stop for some rest. Too drowsy to drive. Had to sleep.

Arrived at Tiram Indah Village at approximately 10:30 am. A welcoming committee of Pak Long, Kak Fidah, Insyirah and two Terengganu pengiring waited. Haha! At least it seemed like they were waiting. For us; maybe not.

Had lunch then prayed full Zuhr. Had a reason for this. All participants were to engage in the activities which include doing 'Asar at a field. So no Jama' Qasar. The facilitators also have to oblige.

Then it was time for the next activity; MP 3.

MP 3
Task: to complete the trek and any tasks on the way. Main mission and sub-missions must all be completed.

Was tasked to look after the war games section.

Location: The Stream.
Weapons: Flour-Filled Water-Inflated Balloons. And Mud.

Entered the river for initial reconnaisance. Checked out the depth and current. Also determined strategic ambush locations. Went through once then once again. Then gave the go for participant entry with stationed safety marshalls at intervals.

Briefed the first team to enter. Then entered the water. Then moved to attack position.

Then the firefight started. Many tactics were used to attack the participants. The balloon bombs weren't much use in the water and they were very limited, so we had to resort to secondary weapons stock; mud. From the riverbank.

Every team after the initial few got volleyed by the ambush team. They were also special cases. Among others; Pak Long, for being in the way and compromising our positions (Pak Long jangan marah ye! Heh!); Kak Fidah and Kak Mus, for going into the water at a bad time (sorry Kak Fidah! Bile tengah excited susah nak kawal, heh!), the pengiring who also went into the water, for not being distinguishable from the participants.

When it was all over, dipped ourselves in the water for wudhu and clean up. Then Solat in the field and back to camp.

Took a few different routes going back. Have now discovered new areas previously unexplored.

Self Service

Ate. Showered. Prayed. Rested. Prayed again. Time for Akademi Realiti.

Akademi Realiti
Task: do any sort of presentation in the form of permissible entertainment.

Watched the kids act and sing. Weren't really satisfied with most. Mostly due to lack of originality or even plain authenticity. The kids seem to be trying too hard to please the jury.

The facilitators did an act. Intoned a poem woven with songs in between. See below:

Dari Terengganu dan juga Kelantan
Dari Utara hingga ke Selatan
Masing-masing dengan semangat watan
Untuk menunjukkan yang mereka ni jagoan

Yang datang tu bukan tua2 belaka
tetapi anak2 yang muda remaja

Lagu: Remaja (UNIC)
Ingatlah masa depanmu
Janganlah kau terleka diusia remaja

Peserta yang hadir bukan calang2
mereka nie hebat bukan kepalang
4 hari nie bersama malam dan siang
yang akan sentiasa hidup untuk berjuang

Lagu: Selamat Berjuang (Brothers)
Selamat berjuang sahabatku
Semoga Allah berkatimu
Kenangan indah bersamamu
Takkan kubiar ia berlalu

Mereka datang nie semua sehati
sanggup hidup dan juga semati
tetapi boleh ke dipegang pada janji
untuk jadi teman sejati

Lagu: Teman Sejati (Brothers)
Selama ini
Ku mencari-cari
Teman yang sejati
Buat menemani
Perjuangan suci

Datang mereka bukan sebarangan
bukan juga datang dengan angan-angan
bukan juga tanggungjawab yang ringan
tetapi penuh dengan satu perjuangan

Lagu: Satu Perjuangan (Brothers)
Dengan satu perjuangan
Satu arah tujuan
Di bawah rahmat Yang Esa
Kita melangkah... Seiringan
Satu perjuangan

Perjuangan perlukan pengorbanan yang nekad
yang mungkin berlaku setiap dekad
dan boleh berlaku pada setiap saat
tetapi mereka semua datang dengan satu tekad

Lagu: Satu Tekad (UNIC)
Berikan aku pedoman
Arah mana jalan kejayaan
Timur utara juga selatan
'Tau arah mentari terbenam

Itulah dia doa dari kami
semuga akan sentiasa kekal abadi
dulu, kini dan hingga akhirnya nanti
muga hidup kita sentiasa Allah berkati.

Lagu: Allahu (Raihan)
Allahu, Allahu, Allahu...
Allahu, Allahu, Allahu...

Tamatpun dah...

Lagu: Alhamdulillah (Raihan)
Alhamdulillah pujian bagi Allah,
Subhanallah maha suci Allah,
Allahuakbar Allah maha besar,
Segala puji hanya bagi Allah...

Muhasabah/Rationalization: The Facilitators

God knows that the meeting was a havoc. It was great in a way. All of us had lots of things to share. Some more than others. There were also issues brought up that were unforeseen before. It was good to share the experience after being isolated for sometime at each of our respective locations.

After the meeting... Slept. How I waited for the moment.

Continued in Day Four's Chronicles.

Xpert Chronicles: Day Two

Woke up. Felt lazy to actually rise up from the place where I slept. Daym hard.

After a while of Pak Cu's "jenguk²", rose up and went straight into the toilet. Spent 15 minutes settling everything from cleaning up to waste disposal.

Prayed Subuh. Jama'ah. Then ma'thurat (almost forgot again, but reminded by the kids, shamed again). A bit of tadzkirah for them on Do'a Rabitah.

Let them off to settle themselves personally and hygienically.

Waited for akhawat to arrive. Then passed the document containing the next few tasks for them. Akrab Persahabatan, Teman Sejati, Kau Sahabat Kau Teman and Hai Hai Bai Bai.

Akrab Persahabatan
Task: plan for the afternoon task (Teman Sejati). Stage of planning and initial preparation. Objective: activity planning procedures.

Told them to start discussion straight away. So they did. For a while. Then breakfast arrived.

Called for a facilitator meeting at the same time. So whilst we discussed they ate.

After that, we ate and they discussed until 9:00 am.

9:00 am: called them for a briefing on the basics of the program. Mostly they had to create/design activities with resources we provide.

Then they started to work on their project. Discussions, discussions and discussions.

Lunch was delicious. Munawwar said to mention so. It was ayam percik and veges and rice and a few other lauk.

Teman Sejati
Task: execute activities to get to know the local teenage community. Try to get them to follow the activities and ibadah through the night.

Got to the Surau early. Went early. Arrived early. Approximate time of arrival: 2:25 pm.

Since there was no one of the execution committee there yet; went and reconnoitred the entrance points for the ascent to the Bukit Soga peak. Fellow facilitators were rather beguilled by the fact that the formal entrance to "Hutan Lipur Bukit Soga" was in the midst of a housing area. Already expected such. Was like that when first came.

Second arrival at surau shows arrival just at the right time. Met with Bro Farhan again. But he couldn't stay long; had to go back to work.

The program began after a while. At the minute of this writing, introductions are being held. Taaruf seems to be going fine between the Xpert participants and the locals. Registration yields 36 local teens. Congratulates the participants in own mind.

Went and had a general look at the progress of the Xpert Participants at handling an activity. Impression so far: a lot to be improved. Taaruf was still a bit "kaku". Had to help them out a bit.

The teams divided the day's activities between them. Perak took the night's activities. Selangor took the afternoon's.

Selangor already had to modify and improvise their plans. The weather did not seem good enough for absolute outdoor activities.

The kids played "Goreng Pisang". Watched them for a bit. Up to one point it had come to the word "korban". The receiving team returned "korban orang"!! Imagine that! Haha! Another one was the word "mana". The receiving team returned "mana mana"! Hilarious!

It turned out that the team for the outdoor activity went on with their original plan. Aaaaand whole contingent got caught in the rain. Great. really great. Got wet. Most wet.

Then they made another decision. They further decided to go on with the plan. Reasoning: now that everyone's already wet, might as well.

They did 'Asar prayers at the entrance to the forest. In the rain. Woah... Super woah. Then they continued the original plan for the obstacle course.

Approximately 5:10 pm; ordered the ones who have finished to return to the surau. No use being kept wet when you can already get dry.

Returned to the surau. Got dry. Then after a while, ate some snacks provided by the local pakcik/makcik community (guessing).

And then it was time for the next activity: Kau Sahabat Kau Teman.

Kau Sahabat Kau Teman
Task: i'tikaf at a masjid, tadzkirah after maghrib or 'isya'. Discuss clues for 3rd Day and strategies for getting there quickest.

Settled down at the surau. Oh... It was a surau. Not a masjid.

Ate dinner. Socialized with the kids. Got to know them beter.

Did Maghrib Prayers. Jama'ah. Of course.

Watched the kids group up. Three groups. Broke the Selangor group (now without tasks but to help the Perak team). Hannan gave a briefing for the kids on the night's program.

Then they tadarrused. "Bismillahi r-Rahmaani r-Rahiim... to the end of the reading."

Prepared for 'Isya' after that. In the front saf when suddenly the Maghrib Imam passed the mic to us. Oops.

Opened the next activity block with 3S and the Kasih Sayang terminology attribution. Then passed on the mic to Hannan for the next activity.

Forum Perdana. Have heard that it's gonna be a bit different. The moderator was Maheer; the panels were Faris, his twin Fais, Meor Azim and Aiman.

Then came the moment everyone was waiting for. The games. They conducted the game 5 cent, 10 cent for the kids. Watched them at it. The kids had fun. The Xpert participants had fun. Until they rationalized it. Apparently it was a simulation of valuing another person. And they made it as if the kids were valuing their friends as ONLY 10 cents or 5 cents. And if they don't need the cents, they'll kick out their friends.

Then the program for the day came to an end.

Hai Hai Bai Bai continued on Day Three's Chronicles.

Xpert Chronicles: Day One

Woke up. Felt tired, maybe due to last night's late bedtime. Late due to tag-making. Got ready; packed the bag. Was thinking quite unclearly.

Scrambled frantically to meet the time limit. Deadline 7:30 am at rendezvous point. Arrived at 7:50. Good thing fuel sufficed.

Topped up fuel. Exchanged important Xpert material with Kak Fida. Acquired Xpert program package. Gave the tags in return.

Zoomed all the way to the BP Bus Station. Arrived at 9:35 am. Immediately went to meet Perak participants. Kinda took them by surprise. Introduction with bewildered faces on them.

Gave first task. 3 Abduls.

3 Abduls
Task: sell prepared items brought along for total amount RM300 at least. Points given on strategic planning, marketing tactics and group mobilization.

Left them after Selangor group arrived and briefed. Headed straight to next destination: Masjid in Parit Raja near BSN. Zuki accompanied.

Arrival at the time of Zuhr. Straightaway did prayers; jama'ed and qasared. Then tried to rest in waiting. Felt superbly drowsy. Drifted to sleep soon as I laid my head on the floor.

2:30 pm. Received report from both teams. Apparently both on the way, on the same bus.

Waited still more. Stomach cried to be filled.

Met Mak Cu. Just briefing Makcik when participants arrived; time 3:15 pm. God knows how long time seemed before that moment.

Debriefed them. Then straight away briefed for next activity: Pak Belalang.

Pak Belalang
Task: to visit and help out with the day's chores at the homes of selected poor people. Or any other chores for that matter.

Drove team Perak guys to Nenek Rahimah's home. First impression: very poor. Single small wooden house. Estimate about 3 rooms; living room, bedroom and kitchen.

Greetings exchanged. Team Perak seems a bit frozen. Probably since it's their first time exposed to such in adequacy. Decided to briefly join in. The participants seemed to need somebody to begin. Began the interaction while helping Amin to initiate activity. Tackled Bro Zaidi (i think?) whilst Amin tackled Nenek Rahimah and her foster daughter.

Went out again to join Pak Cu. Decided against dominating the scene. The kids needed to actually DO to acquire experince.

Outside, "Sembang-sembanged" with Pak Cu for a while then gave the marker for the guys to leave in a little more time.

Went back to say farewell to the hosts.

When back in the car, questioned; might say interogated the participants to see how much the learnt or extracted from the hosts. Rather satisfactory. Evident progress.

Went to Pak Cu's and settled down. After settling down, briefed participants on Musang Berjanggut.

Musang Berjanggut
Task: cook something based on ingredients provided. Plan the process, delegate the tasks. New objective: do simultaneous with Tadzkirah; measure to tackled time shortage problem.

Initial activity seemed like a flurry of going-ons. Participants took turns between doing tasks and freshening up. They also collaborated between the groups. Suddenly after a while it seemed like only a few are cooking and planning the Tadzkirah.

Maghrib prayers. Unfortunately forgot to do ma'thurat. Shamed for failing to initiate.

Stopped for a while for tadzkirah (see below).

They laid the food down for the guests. The esteemed teenage guests. And few facilitators. The plan was let the guests eat first. This is due to the fact that the curry was not going to finish cooking before 9:00 pm. And the guests could not stay too long. Joined in. Purpose: to "raikan tetamu".

Later on after the guests have gone back and the curry has finished cooking the participants laid down the food for themselves. Watched as they did so. Could not join in due to having a full stomach. Treated

it with drinks anyway.

After they finished eating; continued for the nest activity: Rationalization for Day One.

Rationalization (Day One)
Collective sharing of experiences and emotions. A bit of pointers and highlights on management, public speaking and socializing. Basically that is all.

Continued in Day Two's Chronicles.

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