Fukuoka Motor Show 2009

Last week, we took the opportunity of the school holiday to go to the 2nd Fukuoka Motor Show in Fukuoka-city. The event held for four straight days, with different exhibitions on each day. We choose to go on the first day, as the foreign car-makers would appear on that day. After the Friday prayer at Fukuoka Masjid, we then went to Marine Messe, the venue for this year`s motor show.

We have been waiting eagerly for this event since that we missed the 1st Fukuoka Motor Show in 2007, which got very good reviews from our friends and lecturers. Unfortunately, for this year`s motor show, there were less exhibits, in term of manufacturers and the models themselves. Plus, there were very few exhibits of what can be say as the main attraction for most motor shows, the concept cars. Maybe the companies were trying to minimize their expenses due to the recent economic downturn, which resulted them to limit their entries and exhibits. But since that we have paid the 800yen(which I think was not really worth spent, but still more worthy compared to other people who paid the normal price-1300yen(for 1 dayonly)), we made sure that we`d at least took a short look at all the models exhibited.

Some of the models displayed:

And kami pun nak berangan kejap..

Din!Helmet mana??!!

Halo, mak?Jap eh, kawe tgh bwk moto nih..

ececeh kemal...

: x

1431H

Selamat Menyambut Maal Hijrah kepada semua umat Islam

Let`s pray for a better year ahead for everyone.

InsyaAllah…

Kaki Gari

Three weeks ago, we were brought by a pakcik from our hostel`s office to experience 「かき狩り」(kakigari), which means “persimmon picking”. We went to a farm owned by another pakcik who takes care of our college`s gymnasium hall. That two pakciks know each other, so it was not that hard to ask for permission to go to his farm. So, that Saturday morning, we hop into the pakcik hostel`s car, and went to pakcik gym`s farm which was about 45 minutes ride from our college.

We didn`t went straight there, but we waited him at some place near his farm.Then, he came and he led the way to his farm through a narrow road going up the hill.Arrived there, we were immediately passed with gloves and some kind of scissors which would be use to cut the persimmon`s stems.Then, after some introduction of ourselves and some explanation  about the fruit, we started going to the persimmon trees to do our jobs.

Here we go..

We had to be very careful when picking the fruits so that they wont be damaged. If the fruits got even a very small scratch on it, they are no longer eligible to be sold. So bearing that in our minds, we did our job carefully.

Kaki(persimmon) fruit

Persimmon trees

The persimmon trees are not that tall. So it was not very hard picking them up. The only problem that inexperienced people like us had was picking the right fruits, not the still young ones and not too old ones. So it took us quite a long time choosing the fruits to be picked up.

What happens when left too long on the trees - they rot

Petik buah bang?

"Lapar nih..aci tak makan cani jer?"

After about an hour of picking session, we managed to collect about three crates of persimmons. Then we had some free time talking with him and at the same time having an “all you can eat” persimmon session too. The pakcik gym`s wife was very kind enough to come with some hot coffee for us. During the conversation, we were told that the persimmons produced around that area are very good in terms of quality and taste. He also told that the area`s farms did won some national level awards for their fruits. No wonder I felt that the fruits that we ate tasted better than the one that I got from my friend a few days before.

Kena susun elok2, nanti rosak

Nak makan basuh dulu

Before we went back, we got ourselves a big plastic bag full with persimmons from that pakcik. That was very kind of him despite all those which we already ate before that. After thanking him and his wife, we then rode the pakcik hostel`s Pajero to go back to college.

Kiri sekali pakcik hostel, sebelah dia pakcik gym n yang bawah tu wife dia

On that way back, the pakcik stopped by at a wine factory to show the other overseas student the wine making process. We were not interested in wine, so we the Malaysians took the opportunity to perform our Asar prayer. While waiting for them, we just walked around the factory`s compound and did some camwhoring. After they finished their visit, we then head back to the Pajero and went back to our college…

Kisah ikan dan labu-labunya

It was my turn to cook today.Ingat nak masak ayam @ daging, tp sbb minggu lepas banyak makan ayam n daging, so tadi decide hari ni makan seafood je.Muak gak banyak makan ayam.Yang minggu lepas tu banyak ayam sbb dh sebulan tak makan ayam.So kira minggu melepas rindu kat ayam la last week.

Tadi malas nak masak benda susah2, so buat yang simple je.Ikan kembung masak kicap ngan udang n labu masak lemak.Nampak simple je, tapi bila makan siyes sedap!hehe..Sekarang dah kenyang, alhamdulillah..

Fish with soy sauce

Labu and shrimp masak lemak (Apa labu n masak lemak lam bi?)

Mula ingat nak update pasal event2 yang dah lepas, tp sbb nk tulis tu ambik masa.Sebab hari tu lama tinggalkan blog, banyak lagi post yang tertangguh.Sekarang baru terhegeh2 nak update psl bnda yang dah 3,4 bulan yg lepas.Tapi takpe, I`ll try to update setakat yang termampu.

Hari Khamis n Jumaat ni ada クラスマッチ(kurasu macchi), kira macam mini sports day la.Setahun ada 2 kali.1st sem sekali, 2nd sem sekali.Lawan antara kelas2 main bola sepak, volleyball, basketball ngan dodgeball.Ingat nak join masuk apa2 la nanti sebab this time will be my last クラスマッチ kat kolej ni.Setakat ni dah 3 kali ikut volleyball, and ketiga2 kali yg aku masuk tu dapat champion!Dulu ada sekali tak join sebab ada hal, kelas aku dapat no.2 je.Adakah sebab aku ada baru boleh menang?hehe..Takde ah.Tak baik riak.Astaghfirullahalazim..Padahal selama ni jadi sub je pon.Haha..Tapi sub yang berguna ok.

Lagi 2 weeks nak winter holiday.Tapi kejap je cuti.Tak sampai 2 minggu pun.Tak tau lagi nat buat apa.Takde plan lagi.Tapi ingat nak jalan Fukuoka or Kyushu je.Nak jalan abis before pindah bulan 3 nanti.Rasa sedih jugak nak pindah actually, sbb Fukuoka best sangat!Tapi demi meneruskan perjuangan, ku terpaksa pergi jua.Huhu..

Nak gi rehat la kejap.Ngantuk nih.Nanti nak buat kerja plak..

Aidilfitri 1430H – Part 3

This post is the continuation of Part 1 and Part2

On the third day of Raya, there left only 10 of us, who luckily had a little longer holiday than the others.On that day, we went for a football friendly tournament organised by the Fukuoka muslims society.We formed the Malaysian team together with some students from Kyushu University, to compete with the other teams, 2 Arabs team, a Bangladesh team, and one mixed team with members from other minority countries.The tournament was played with league system.It took us quite some time to look for the park where there tournament is held since we were not familiar with the area, plus it was raining that day.However we fortunately arrived just in time before the game started.

Getting ready

The Malaysian `TIGERS` =P

Bro nuri in action

Against the Bangladesh

Kewajipan tak dilupa

Some arguments during the final match, but nothing serious.Biasa la orang Arab..

Bujang lapuk? haha..

Muslims unites

The tournament ended at about 6pm.The top 2 teams in the league were the Arabs and they played in the final match.We only managed 3 draws and lost one game.All in all, we enjoyed ourselves on that day.This kind of activity gathered the muslims here and it encourages more interaction among us, thus promote more unity and understanding of each other.Hopefully there will be more activity like this in the future.We will be happy to participate.

Aidilfitri 1430H – Part 2

Sorry for the SUPER late update.

This post is the continuation of Part 1.

On the 2nd day of Raya, we gave our friends a mini barbeque treat in Kurume.The place was at Chikugo River,  just beside our own college.That morning we had ourselves busy preparing the barbeque set etc at the spot while waiting for our friends coming from Hakata.We started to panggang the chickens and satays when they arrived.Had lots of chat and fun.It is very rare to have our friends from the upper part of Japan to came all the way down here to Kyushu, so we were very happy ourselves.

Kipas Yi, kipas

Yang belakang sana memanggang, yang depan ni melahap~

Suma bau asap ler~~

Lompat jgn x lompat

Haa..kan dah injured

Yeay~

In the evening, we brought our friends to Tosu Premium Outlets, not very far from our place for some shopping.This was the last place we went as most of them were going back that night.I expected them to be back from Tosu with their hands full of shopping bags, but most of them came back to the gathering spot with only one.Congrats!Kuat iman diorang ni.Hehe..Oh ya, before that, we parted with one of our friend from Tokushima as he had to catch the train back to his place.Thanks Din for coming.

Bus stop

The Tsuyamas minus Yi n Fadzil

After Tosu, we then head to Hakata Station, to send our friends back to their places.Those from Okayama and Wakayama would be boarding the bus from the station.While waiting for the departure time, we had dinner together at a restaurant.Then, our friend from Wakayama boarded the bus the earliest, followed by the Okayamas.Bit by bit our group became smaller, we felt a bit of loneliness.We actually hoped that they could stay a bit more longer, but they would be having classes the next next day, so there was nothing we could do.Anyway, I would like to thank everyone for coming to Fukuoka, and hoped that everyone had a great time!We did.Thanks again! =)

Dinner

Have a safe journey home

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