Its snowing again..

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Hostel-front

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Today`s snow is so heavy.

Much heavier than the one before. refer->

The college had to rearrange the class schedules.

We will be starting class at 10am, rather than 840am like usual.

The 4th period class is cancelled.

Before the class starts, some students went snow playing in front of the hostel.

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Baseball field

Try guessing what`s that guy on the left doing?

Hamik ko!!!

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Snow is fun, but in some way makes our life harder..

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A makcik clearing snow on her car.

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And the roads are slippery.You have to be very careful not to slip down.

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Especially on the pedestrians side..

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Last Winter in Kyushu

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This year`s snow was the heaviest since I came here about 3 years ago.

And also the coldest winter I’ve had in this southern part of Japan.

The snow on the 31st December was so heavy that we did made our first snowman in Kyushu.

And we had a white New Year’s eve.

Got up early that morning because it was too cold, shivering in the blanket.Looked outside, and saw nothing but all-white scenery everywhere.Without even washing my face, put on the jacket, woke up the juniors and threw ourselves on the snow-covered baseball field.

From room verandah

View from laundry room

College compound

Bucket under a tree

Hostel this way..

That guy

And his friends

Couldn`t bear not to have this..

Buat 'orang salji'

Some Japanese at the other end of the field

出来た!

Got to feel how the 'org putih' play football in snow

New year kali ni tak rasa apa pun. Sedar-sedar dah 4 Januari.Kelas pun dah nak start.Report tak buat lagi.Bilik bersepah.Baju tak basuh.Haishh..Esok kena start buat sikit2.Anyway, have a good year everyone!

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 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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Uninvited guest

Beberapa hari  lepas(tak ingat hari apa) hostel kami heboh sekejap sebab ada budak jumpa ular kat bilik dobi.Budak 1st year yang jumpa time dia nak basuh baju, pastu benda tu lari masuk dalam mesin.Puas diorg ketuk2, goyang2 kan mesin tu tapi tak jugak keluar2.Sampai hari ini tak tau kat mana benda tu sekarang.Maybe dah keluar, maybe ada lagi.Dah lah bilik aku 3m je dari bilik dobi tu.Takut la jugak dia termasuk kat dalam bilik ke, mintak2 la takde.

Pakcik jimu(office) tampal ni pagi esoknya

Pakcik jimu(office) tampal pagi esoknya

Nak gi basuh basuh pun cuak..

Nak gi basuh baju pun cuak..

Aritu jumpa lipan kat dalam bilik.Besar pulak tu.Yang terkejut gila tu sebab tak sedar dia dah naik sampai kat tangan.Tengah dok main laptop, tiba2 rasa geli2 kat tangan, goyang2 tangan sikit, pup! lipan jatuh atas meja.Punya la terkejut, sampai melompat dari kerusi.Sampai sekarang ingat lagi macam rasa benda tu merayap kat tangan.Sekarang ni kalo rasa geli sikit je kat badan, mesti gelabah check2 kat baju ke, seluar ke.Sumpah takut.Ni la satu benda yang tak best kalau time summer kat Jepun ni.Macam2 je benda pelik keluar.Kalau malam jangan harap nak bukak tingkap kalau takdak netting.Mintak2 la dijauhkan dari benda2 yang tak elok, amin..

Minna, Kosen Taikai Gambarou!

Very glad today we finished our assignment for the 機械工学実験 subject, which took almost the whole 1st sem to finish.The task was to design a handle made of some sort of hardened plastic which can stand 980N(100kg) of force, in a group of 5 or 6 people.So in the group, we design our own handle, and choose the best one from the group to be tested(or should I say to be crashed!!) during the next class next week.At first we weren`t confident about the assignment, imagine a handle cut from a 40x220x25 mm size of block to stand a 980kN force, but from what the lecturer said, our seniors managed to stand more than 490kN with a handle from a 20x220x40 block.So, we accepted  the challenge.

Actually the design process didn`t take that much time, but the cutting process did.Each group would take turns to use the CAM machine.I was inGroup 5, we`re the last one, so we had to wait more than 5 weeks till we can cut ours.And today, we can finally get our hand on the machine.After installing the design, made with Solidworks, a similar-to-AUTOCAD software into the CAM`s computer, we watched patiently for our handle to finish, and the output was really nice done.Now, it is only waiting for next week`s the-best-handle-contest!

Chit-chat while waiting

Chit-chat while waiting

The other group

The other group

Time bosan, benda2 ni jadi mangsa

Time bosan, benda2 ni jadi mangsa

Lepas abis kelas, time balik tu angin kuat sangat2, sampaikan banyak basikal budak2  tumbang.Budak2 yang tengah bukatsu(ko-ku) pun nampak cam payah je training, macam budak bola, nak sepak sepak bola pun kena sepak kuat2, takut2 pass tak sampai kat member, sebab lawan angin.takpe2, gambare semua!Good luck semua untuk kosen taikai yang start esok!

Kerja sang angin

Kerja sang angin

Yang besar2 tumbang, tapi yang kecik ni tetap gagah bertahan

Yang besar2 tumbang, tapi yang kecik ni tetap gagah bertahan

Seminggu lagi dh nak cuti summer, tak tau lagi nak buat apa.Takde plan lagi ni,Tapi maybe sibuk ngan sotsuken(graduation thesis) kot.Aah, kepada budak2 yang dekat ngan Fukuoka tu, meh la datang Kurume 3,4,5 Ogos ni.Kita tengok festival bunga api paling besar kat Kyushu.Bagi sapa yang tak suka sesak2 ngan orang ramai tu, takpe, anda boleh tengok dari tingkap bilik hostel kami.Anda cuma perlu jenguk ke luar, dan dongak ke atas!hehe.. ;P