makan freeeee

it has been quite some time since da last time i updated my blog.i`ve promised before dat i`ll update it after my exam.i`d finished my exam a week ago and during dat week, I didn`t had anything to do, it was very boring.actually i`d thought of writing sumthing here but I juz couldn`t think of anything to write.maybe at dat time I was really worried about my exam result, how is it going to be.still worried actually.i got 1 subject which i did very badly during the midterm exam dat i`m afraid it will affect my overall result.to make it worse, the person who`s teaching dat subject is not our college`s teacher, he`s from other school, or institute, i dunno.and dat makes it hard to contact him to ask bout my result.if I could contact him, and if my result is not okay, I can ask from him for a reseat or whatever dat can help to improve my marks.hmm..really hope dat my result would be ok.

ya, yesterday we, the international students were invited by our college`s nurse to have dinner with at a restaurant somewhere near the college.we call her Noda Sensei.she has a very good relationship with the international students even since before we came here.maybe dat is because of her character which can say, there`s only 1 in a million japanese like her.she`s very different from other japanese, not skema like other japanese.she herself always openly kutuk other japanese in front of us. she really understand us well, and she is very concern about our life here.i`m not very good in describing a person, all I can say is dat she`s juz like a mum to us.she`s the place where we find comfort whenever we`ve problem like when we`re homesick, when we`re down, lonely or even juz to have some borak kosong.

she would actually organise barbeque a few times every year but since she`s always been busy this year, we didn`t manage to have the barbeque even once.so, as somekind like replacement for those barbeques, she invited us for the dinner.

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the restaurant was not very far the college, so we just walked there.it was really cold, and plus the strong wind, it`s even more cold.

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-noda sensei with danang-

amesh, our senior will be graduating from our college this march, so this dinner was also meant for celebrating him.noda sensei ordered a set of big meal, plus this and that and we had a makan besar last night.

these were our hidangan last night:

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-mix of seafood and vegetables with mayonnaise-

the others were really enjoying themselves, they ordered beers, cocktails.and me, i didn`t have much choice, so i only had grape fruitjuice and orange juice.

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-grape fruitjuice-

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-fried squid-

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-octopus mentah.octopus ok, not squid-

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-sashimi-

though i`ve been in japan for almost a year, i still can`t eat these mentah2 things.sotong, kerang, udang or ketam mentah would still be okay for me, but those ikan mentah, euww..
and you know, japanese even eat chicken and beef@pork mentah you know!yukss!!

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-fried potatoes with salad-

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-sushi-

dat red thing on the sushi are salmon eggs.didn`t eat dat one coz the eggs were besar2, rs geli nk mkn.

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-udang bakar-

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those udang bakar were marvellous!dibakar dgn cheese.yum2!

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-mashed potato with tuna slices on top-

the potato really looks yummy, but x sempat i nak ambik, my friend already use his spoon yg dh kena buta(pork) to take it.so, kempunan.tu la, sape suruh lmbat kan?

lastly, before the deserts, bubur nasi.

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-porridge-

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-yummy-

and after the porridge, dessert.it was vanilla ice cream with coffee powder on top.it was simple, but really delicious!gonna try it to make it myself after this.

actually there were some other meals also, but those above are the ones that i can eat.while eating, we had a lot of conversation, jumping from a topic to another.some were really `otona poi` (adults like) conversation like the world`s politic, economy condition bla..bla..
haha..i laughed myself whenever i remembered talking bout those things coz i still don`t feel that i`m an adult yet.i`m not, right?i`m still a teenager with a kid`s mentality.hehehh..
we talked and talked till we didn`t realized it was already 10pm.since noda sensei had to go to work the next day, and her house is quite far, we decided to have our move.after thanking noda sensei for the treat, we then head back to hostel with our well filled stomach.=)

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record broken today!

last night while looking through the mechanical drawing textbook for today`s paper, i started to feel that there`s sumthing wrong with me.i can`t concentrate on what i`m reading and looking at.my body also felt x selesa.i tried a few times to get rid of it by changing my seating posture, adjusting my shirt and pants here and there, even adjusting the table lamp`s light.but still, i felt uncomfortable.my body also felt tired and weak eventhough i`d slept about 2 hours in the afternoon(after the exam).then, i also felt uncomfortable in my throat.thinking that it was like a sign of fever coming, i closed my book, quickly went to sleep early only to hope that i won`t caught one.and ya, i took 2 panadols before sleeping.
this morning, i woke up with my head felt a bit heavy, my nose tersumbat, sorethroat and my body feeling a bit weak.there goes me, caught a fever!unlucky isn`t it?caught a fever in the middle of my final exam.but thankfully, today`s paper weren`t the difficult ones.and its gonna be 3days holiday stating from tomorrow.got the time to get over this fever.hope so.but still i need to study cause next week`s paper are the difficult ones.math, programming, mechanics, material and lastly physics.but i dont think that i`m gonna study like the week before, very little sleep, which i think is the cause of this fever.

with todays fever, there goes also my record of not having a fever since i came to japan.the first time i`m sick in japan!huhu..ya, got to remember todays date!heheh..

“Ya Allah, semoga aku lekas sembuh.Amin…”

dont learn english the japanese way

geezz..since its exam`s week, i told myself to turn away from FJ, but its juz like there`s some special bond between us that i`d feel uneasy without her.you can say that i`m addicted to FJ, but i juz can`t help it.maybe it is because that she has been my most loyal companion since I came here.=)
today was my 2nd day of exam.i had only 1 paper today, english.maybe ok la kot but the questions this time were quite difficult than those previous ones.it wasn`t because of difficult words or sentences or even idioms, it was juz that, how should i say it,mm…if you dont know japanese, you cannnot answer lah.imagine if you were asked to translate english sentences in the paragraph into japanese.though ive been here almost a year, there are still limits in my japanese vocabulary.and there`s another question where they give a passage, for example about manners at dinner table.and the instruction for that question sounds like this:

Give the improper manners at dinner table in details.Please answer in Japanese.

there was about 4 questions were like this.the answer was of course written in the passage but, why they want the answer to be in japanese?i can`t understand that.why can`t juz write them in english?i think writing in them in english is a more appropriate way to teach student to understand english more, right?

but of all the the questions, the most ridiculous one is when they give you a passage like this:

To understand American culture, it is……………..
…….to describe the same thing.Consider the sandwich.There is special kind of sandwich that is made with French bread.It contains a lot of meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.To order this is New England, you must say “_____”.To order the same in New York, you have to say “_____”.To get it in Pennsylvannia, you would use the word “______”.And if you you want to eat in New Orleans, you would have to say “po`boy”.No matter what you say, though, it always tastes good.

and the ques. was: fill in the blanks with the appropriate words from below.
a. hoagy b. hero c. grinder

why i felt it was ridiculous is that it requires you to remember the passage learned in class in order to answer the question.(the ques. asked in the exam are all exactly the same as in the textbook used in class).i didn`t expect this kind of question would come out, so i was quite x puas hati when i saw this kind of questions.and did i tell you that all the instructions are in japanese?even the class is fully conducted in japanese!in class, i can say its lucky if you were asked to read a sentence or answer the questions by the teacher as it is maybe your only english sentence or word in two weeks!no wonder why japanese people cant improve their english.and that`s why there`s so few japanese who can speak english.(to anyone who is travelling to japan, i advice you to look for someone you know in japan, a friend for example, who can speak japanese to be with you during your travel.if not, you would have problems communicating with the locals here.especially for muslims, when it comes to searching for edible food.)

as for me right now, my english is deteriorating bit by bit.now i can`t speak english as fluent as before.i am not saying that my english was fluent, but it was better 2 or 3 years ago compare to now.and for essays, i don`t think that i can write them anymore.that`s why, for the sake of not losing my writing skill completely, i am writing my blog in english.so pliz juz ignore it whenever you spot any mistakes here k.actually i`m quite jealous with my friends going to uk, america, even those studying in malaysia coz i believe their english now is far far way better than me.but i dont regret my choice to study here.to me, i believe there`s reason in everything, or in a more familiar words, `ada hikmah di sebaliknya`.maybe i`m not gonna as good as my other friends in english, but i got the chance to learn a new language.maybe from my own view, i`d say that my friends are lucky, but maybe from my friends view, they`d say that i`m lucky.Allah is fair right?

hmm…its already 8.got to get myself to study now.tomorrow i got mechanical drawing and another english paper.yup, this english paper is juz like the one today, giving out questions exactly from the text book but this time, they won`t be any translation questions coz the lecturer is so baik.=)

k,gtg now.see you later..
wish me luck!!