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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Real Scene

Zhangjiajie Mountains in China has been renamed to Avatar Halalujah inspired from the movie...the movie itself also inspired from these mountains...what a beautiful peace of land in the world....

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

27 Jan 2010: Apa bebudak ni buat

26 hb Jan di raikan di seluruh Australia sebagai Australia Day, bermakna cuti umum la tuh...siang jenuh tak tau nak wat apa, then tetiba malam terjadilah aktiviti ini. Konon nak tengok fireworks kat Lake Apex...huhu, haram bunyi fireworks pun tarak...hajat nak bereksperimentasi dgn SLR...apakan daya. Makanya jadilah begini...

Barisan Gatton next supermodel sedang berpossing depan batu tanda Lake Apex


Eh buat apa tu? Ooo...nak melompat rupanya hik hik...comel jer makhluk kenit berbaju merah bernama Fatini tu melompat..sekali tengok cam Cj-7 :) tapi kaler merah bukan ijau...Makhluk baju kuning tu jelas dah bukan toyol DiGi


Haa...ni yang best, baru nak belajar main camera...nak baca sendiri malas dan takder masa, berguru dgn tabib haiwan lah resolusinya...akhirnya menjadi juga "MAYA" dengan lampu handphone ku itew...Chiao!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

26 Jan 2010: Nak buat apa dicuti umum ini?

Hari ni Australia Day, pagi jam 5.45 meredah kabus ke post harvest lab, collect data sampai jam 8.30am. Waktu dalam kereta menuju lab rasanya mcm semangat nak merendek ke supermarket & tengok wayang.

Dah sudah xpriment rasa malas melanda, perut sakit, lapar dan badan juga lemah2....balik umah makan nasik perangat sejemput, basuh baju dan ke ofis semula....nak buat apa di ofis? banyak kerja nih, 3 pre-schedules dan 1 write up result. Entah kenapa aura cuti macam malas nak membaca dan menulis. Apalagi nak tengok paper...hik hik, knapa buat PhD ni tak se-extreem masa buat master dulu?

Masa buat master dulu ada bumbu2 yang memanis dan mempahitkan suasana...hidup secara tak langsung jadi lebih bererti. Err...terluka itu sebenarnya indah, kerananya kita menjadi kreatif dan "hidup". Dikutuk dan dipandang rendah juga indah, kerananya kita mencabar diri sendiri, menyerlahkan upaya diri menjadi yang lebih gilang.

Di awal2 musim oversea pun indah...forbiden story juga indah, exciting dan stimulating...but attracting doesn't mean something could happen, shouldn't exist any phrases sounds could, would, should...just be like that and its remains mystery...and alive... sounds like "penjahat"

Saat2 terjatuh juga sebenarnya indah, kerananya kita kenal diri, memunculkan prestasi yang sebenarnya bukan tidak ada, cuma tersembunyi kerana tidak digilap maupun diguna pakai...when everything is run smoothly, no exciting lagi, jadi tidak "hidup" lalu buhsan pun hadir....

Sebenarnya aku tengah buhsan saat dan ketika ini hi hi hi...

Friday, January 22, 2010

22nd Jan 2010: Self theraphy...

Hujung minggu lepas dah kutip mangga, tengahari kelmarin kutip mangga..kat ladang. Sampai terberak mangga den. Sakit peghok wesh asyik makan mangga neh. Macam2 variety ada, yang pasti manis2 dan sedap2 belaka. Pendek kata tak kebulurlah dok sini. Kat kedai rega mangga tu kira2 $1.60 sebijik, kalo sekotak dalam 15 biji dekat $30, mahal sheh!


Aktiviti mengutip mangga di pokok nih best sesangat...dah tak pandang dah buah yang berlonggok jatuh ke bumi. Kata manager, jangan amik yang jatuh! ambik yang kat atas pokok, coz yang jatuh tu mungkin ada bekas gigitan wombat atau Flying-foxes ..ala kelawar yang berlakon dalam citer Batman tu. Kelawar tu pembawa virus boleh menyebabkan kematian kalo terpindah ke manusia...




Pas kutip mangga sempat bergambar dengan Sorghum ni..sejenis bijirin makanan ternakan yang sangat subur kat sini. Bijik dia keras amat, tak tau camana lembu dan keluarga mereka buleh makan tuh. Proses jadi pallet kot... Sorghum ni didomestikasi memula kat Ethiopia dan sebahagian Congo. Di Afrika sorghum ni dimakan setelah diproses menjadi bubur pekat juga menjadi bahan tradisional bagi beer. Tangkainya dicampur dengan sisa pertanian lain untuk menjadi makanan haiwan ternakan.

Bijian sorghum yang dah dipisahkan dari germa dan daunnya....


Ni sebenarnya aktiviti mengutip mangga pada Sabtu lepas, masa tu kutip yang atas tanah jer, coz tak tau kemungkinan pasal virus tuh..sib baik tak ketularan virus...Alhamdulillah.


Ni gambar masa hari apa ntah lupa...yang pasti masa pembukaan public library kat pekan Gatton. Ada pameran kenderaan antik dan jentera2 mekanisasi sekali. dari zaman pak dogol tonggek sampailah ke zaman blackberry koleksi dia...layan!!




22nd Jan 2010: The Meaning

Pen bulu ayam milik Abg. Abu Hanifah yang dibeli di garage sale dgn harga AUD3 (harga sebenar 34 pound), sekadar gambar hiasan tidak ada kena mengena dgn post


The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.

You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.


Just read them straight through, and you'll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.

4 Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies....Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz..


See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special!!

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Easier?

The lesson:

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials..the most money...or the most awards. They simply are the ones who care the most...



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

20 Jan 2010: Women are breadwinners these days

Can You Understand?

How do I feel when most of the men who approached me are gain for my wealthy?

How do I feel when at the beginning of the relationship they ask questions like; how much your wages? What kind of car you drive (so you can fetch me at commuter station or you can pick me up at my home when we out for dates; or we can car-pool and I drive back to kampung (using my car)?

How do I feel when they ask either I have a house?, and the worst thing one pemuda (younger than me 4 years) asked how many siblings do I have? When I said I have 8 siblings he was so happy and he said its the sign of fertility (is that mean I can produce a dozen of childs for him?)...Lets share the reality by reading this article. I picked them from DailyChili.com
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Historically, marriage was the surest route to financial security for women. Nowadays it's men who are increasingly getting the biggest economic boost from tying the knot, according to a new analysis of census data.

The changes, summarised in a Pew Research Center report being released Tuesday, reflect the proliferation of working wives over the past 40 years - a period in which American women outpaced men in both education and earnings growth.

A larger share of today's men, compared with their 1970 counterparts, are married to women whose education and income exceed their own, and a larger share of women are married to men with less education and income.
"From an economic perspective, these trends have contributed to a gender role reversal in the gains from marriage," wrote the report's authors, Richard Fry and D'Vera Cohn.

"In the past, when relatively few wives worked, marriage enhanced the economic status of women more than that of men. In recent decades, however, the economic gains associated with marriage have been greater for men."
One barometer is median household income - which rose 60 percent between 1970 and 2007 for married men, married women and unmarried women, but only 16 percent for unmarried men, according to the Pew data.

The report focused on U.S.-born men and women aged 30-44 - a stage when typical adults have finished their education, married and launched careers. The Pew report noted that today's Americans in this age group are the first such cohort in U.S. history to include more women than men with college degrees.
In 1970, according to the report, 28 percent of wives in this age range had husbands who were better educated than they were, outnumbering the 20 percent whose husbands had less education.

By 2007, these patterns had reversed - 19 percent of wives had husbands with more education, compared with 28 percent whose husbands had less education.

In the remaining couples - about half in 1970 and 2007 - spouses had similar education levels.

Only 4 percent of husbands had wives who earned more than they did in 1970, compared with 22 percent in 2007.

During that span, women's earnings grew 44 percent, compared with 6 percent growth for men, although a gender gap remains.

According to 2009 Census Bureau figures, women with full-time jobs earned salaries equal to 77.9 percent of what men earned, compared with 52 percent in 1970.

"The gains that women have made in earnings and education are a notable reflection of a range of efforts to promote equal opportunities," Cohn said in a telephone interview. "But the earnings gap has not yet closed."

The Pew researchers noted that the economic downturn is reinforcing the gender reversal trends, with men losing jobs more often than women.
Deborah Siegel, a New York City writer, said she's living through some of the Pew report's trends as she returns to work three months after having twins while her husband - laid off from his corporate branding job a year ago - helps out with child care amid occasional freelance work.

"For men, being laid off is such a huge ego blow," said Siegel, author of "Sisterhood Interrupted." "The recession may be ending, but we're still working out our dynamics."

Stephanie Coontz, a history professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., who writes often about marriage, said she's been struck by the dramatic loss of manufacturing jobs that in the past had enabled many men without college education to earn high enough wages to raise a family.
The loss of those jobs, said Coontz, "is something no feminist would take pleasure in."

Yet she said the trends also reflected the fact that many husbands no longer feel compelled to be their families' sole breadwinner and are embracing a bigger share of household responsibilities and child-raising.

"If it weren't for the gains of the women's movement, which have produced a steady equalization of women's wages and new incentives for women to get more education ... most families would have stagnated in their living standards even before the recession," Coontz said.

The Pew report found that unmarried women in 2007 had higher household incomes than their 1970 counterparts at each level of education, while unmarried men without post-secondary education lost ground because their real earnings decreased and they didn't have a wife's wages to offset that decline.

Unmarried men with college degrees made income gains of 15 percent, but were outpaced by the 28 percent gains of unmarried women with degrees.
The shifts in earnings capacity coincided with a marked decline in the share of Americans who are married. Among U.S.-born 30- to 44-year-olds, 60 percent were married in 2007, compared with 84 percent in 1970. For African-Americans, the rates were even lower - 33 percent of black women and 44 percent of black men were married in 2007, the report said. - AP

Friday, January 15, 2010

15 Jan 2010: Perginya sebutir permata....

Cikgu Kamal dan Murni sekeluarga semasa majlis perkahwinan salah seorang anak Allahyarham



Cikgu Kamal, sebuah nama yang sangat akrab dengan saya dan adik2. Beliau berpindah ke sekolah kami i.e. Sek. Ren. Keb. Meranti, P. Mas waktu saya dalam darjah 6, adik saya Miniey dlm darjah 4, Kak darjah 2, dan setahun kemudian Lias dlm darjah 1. Beliau guru baru berpindah selaku Penolong Kanan Ko-kurikulum sangat mengemari saya adik beradik. Beliau berulang ke sekolah sejauh 10 km setiap hari dengan menaiki motor, kadang2 berkereta. Sepengetahuan saya, tulisan tangan beliau adalah yang paling cantik, besar dan kemas.

Saya lupa subjek yang diajarnya (selalunya sebagai guru ganti), tetapi saya masih mengingati beberapa peristiwa berkaitan dengan beliau. Saya pernah terpilih menyertai pertandingan kumpulan genderang (orchestra), reserved wakil tadarus al-Quran Kategori perempuan, bercerita mewakili sekolah MSSK bagi daerah Pasir Mas, dan Ketua Petrol 1 kumpulan pengakap. Saya juga pernah dilantik menjadi ketua pengawas perpustakaan pada masa itu (dalam tahun 1989) tetapi menolak dengan alasan merasa diri tidak layak.

Kali pertama beliau mengenali saya ialah semasa saya berlatih bercerita. Seorang cikgu perempuan bertanya siapakah wakil perempuan, beliau lalu menunjukkan ke arah saya sambil berkata “tuh yang cantik tu sambil tersenyum dan mengeyitkan matanya. Cikgu perempuan tersebut (guru kelas saya semasa darjah 1) terus mencebik bibir dan terdiam. Saya tidak faham kenapa, tetapi tidaklah saya ambil kesah.

Dalam setiap kelas beliau, saya sentiasa mendapat perhatian yang lebih dan sering disebut2 nama dalam kelas. Juga diusik dengan pelajar lelaki tercute waktu itu, Saad yang bersuara merdu dan pandai tadarus al-Quran. Satu waktu beliau memulangkan kerja rumah si Saad, sempat beliau mengusik “Oh..ni Saad nih? Lawa sangat….Nor Mayati pun nok nek (nak)” hahaa…membuat saya berpaling dan terkebil2, termasuklah bf kecil saya waktu itu Mohd. Shahrul Izwan.

Cikgu Kamal ni terkenal dengan kecomelan beliau waktu bercakap suka nganga2 mulut macam badi, tapi dialah paling handsome dengan rambut kerintingnya. Setiap jawapan yang salah, hukumannya ialah picit hidung, maka sukalah beliau memicit hidung saya setiap ada jawapan yang salah, buat saya tertunduk malu, ironiknya sayalah budak paling pemalu waktu di sek. Rendah, berjalan pun sentiasa tunduk memandang lantai :). Sifat itu sangat jauh berbeza dengan sekarang.

Waktu minggu2 pertama saya di tingkatan 1 sek. Men. (Saya bersekolah di Sek. Men. Perempuan P.Mas selama 2 bulan sebelum berpindah ke Sek. Men. Sultan Ibrahim (1), P. Mas). Saya masih sentiasa bertembung dengan beliau di bandar, kerana beliau tinggal di Kg. Dangar, P. Mas. Suatu ketika, sedang saya menunggu bas ramai2 waktu pulang sekolah sambil termenung dan bersandar di tiang, beliau yang baru pulang dari sekolah melintas dengan kereta. Saat ternampak beliau saya menjelirkan lidah tanpa sengaja dan beliau mengajuknya, buat saya tersengih tiba2. Entah bagaimana beliau boleh perasan akan saya di dalam kumpulan pelajar yang ramai2, dalam kereta yang sedang bergerak. Selepas peristiwa itu setiap bertembung dengannya di bandar, beliau akan menjelirkan lidah kearah saya.

Selepas keputusan UPSR (saya mendapat 5A) beliau datang ke rumah membawa borang sekolah berasrama penuh yang siap diisi untuk saya. Setelah saya meneruskan pengajian di sek menengah, beliau terus mengikuti perkembangan kami termasuk adik2 saya. Beliau datang melawat adik bongsu yang bercuti lama gara2 patah tulang lengan dan terseliuh disc tulang belakang. Beliau pernah datang kerumah bertemu ibu saya perihal adik bongsu yang tidak secemerlang kami bertiga.

Waktu saya memasuki matrikulasi, beliau mengikuti perkembangan saya adik beradik melalui anak ke-2nya yang juga di sekolah yang sama i.e. Sek. Men. Sc. Tg. Muhd Faris Petra dalam ting. 4. Anaknya waktu itu adalah pengawas sekolah, sering membuat inspection bilik pelajar matrikulasi. Aktiviti ini paling digemari pelajar SMSTMFP kerana inilah peluang mereka membuli kakak2 dan abang2 matrix. Tetapi Murni anak cikgu Kamal sangat baik dan tidak pernah “memarahi” saya dan Miniey (dalam Ting. 4 SMSTMFP juga). Bahkan Murnilah yang excited datang ke bilik memberitahu saya kemasukan Miniey ke sek tersebut waktu itu (saya tidak tahu kemasukan Miniey kerana waktu itu kami tiada phone, malah saya tidak sempat berjumpa ibu yang datang menghantar kerana berada dalam kelas). Cikgu Kamal juga pernah bertanya kabar melalui adik sewaktu saya sudah mula berkerja. Beliau bertanya sudah berapa anak yang saya punya :).

Malam tadi saya mendapat sms dari Miniey menghantar khabar. Miniey mendapat berita dari facebook Murni. Saya mendapat msg dari Murni memberitahu abahnya meninggal akibat diserang kanser paru2 dan waktu dikesan sudah di stage 4, pasif smocker kerana beliau bukan perokok. Beliau menderita sakit selama setahun. Sayang saya tidak tahu kerana lost contact.

Saya merasa seperti suatu kehilangan. Salah seorang cikgu yang paling dekat dengan keluarga kami dan sentiasa mengambil tahu perkembangan kami telah kembali ke Rahmatullah pada usia 59 tahun sebulan yang lalu. Sebaik menatap gambar terkini beliau saya tidak sedar 21 tahun telah berlalu. Susuk beliau sangat berbeza dari zaman beliau bersama kami sewaktu umurnya lebih kurang 38 tahun. Innalillahiwainnailaihirajiun…Alfatihah buat Allahyarham dan semoga cikgu Kamal ditempatkan di sisi orang2 yang beriman.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

7 Jan 2010: Perang Harga lagi

Saya dengar2, baca2 harga gula dah naik lagi. Kemudian harga roti turut naik, yuran sekolah juga triple kali ganda mendaki puncak. Harga petrol belum dengar lagi. Negara kita semakin kaya atau semakin miskin? Orang boleh berbelanja jutaan RM, pertandingan sana sini hadiah RM berpuluh ribu, gaji orang besar membutang mata kalau kita nampak, gaji kita naik berdikit2.

Saya kurang arif bab ekonomi tapi saya masih boleh buat perbandingan. Kenapa di sini, di Australia pendidikan untuk peribuminya adalah percuma. Percuma bukan setakat untuk sekolah tadika malah untuk pengajian di peringkat universiti juga. Para pelajar postgrad di Queensland ini yang membawa anak2 juga turut menikmati persekolahan percuma.

Di sini, air adalah percuma melainkan kalau anda menggunakan beratus meter atau gelen. Australia pulau gergasi yang kering, untuk mendapatkan air bawah tanah mereka terpaksa menggali sehingga 500km dan hasilnya adalah air yang terasa masin. Punca air yang utama adalah air hujan. Maka tidak hairan kalau setiap rumah memiliki tangki air PVC bersaiz giant. Taburan hujan yang tinggi hanya berlaku di musim panas sahaja, dalam tempoh kurang 4 bulan. Di tengah2 pulau besar ini adalah padang pasir tandus yang tiada sehelai rumput hijau pun mampu tumbuh. Terdapat mendapan garam tinggalan sejak pulau ini muncul di permukaan laut beratus tahun dahulu. Langit mereka jarang berawan, panahan matahari sehingga 40 darjah dan sinar UV di tahap kritikal. Tetapi dari mana kah mereka mendapat sumber untuk kemandirian hidup?

Jawapannya adalah "BIJAKSANA". Bangunan rumah2 dan sekolah mereka dari kayu, mereka recycle, tong sampah dan tong recycle di setiap penjuru rumah/jalan/taman. Kenderaan awam menggunakan natural gas, harga petrol di setiap stesen berbeza, kita boleh memilih yang termurah. Secara tidak langsung stesen petrol turut berlumba menawarkan harga terendah. Setiap pasaraya seperti Coles, Woolis, IGA, K-Mart dll menyediakan doket 4-5 sen untuk setiap liter petrol. Namun ini semua tidak menjadikan mereka ketinggalan. Wireless broadband mereka antara yang terlaju dan kerajaan meletakkannya sebagai piawai pencapaian. Mungkin kerana kos dikira berdasarkan kelajuan i.e. anda membayar quantiti yang anda guna. Sedangkan kita menggunakan sistem bayaran bulanan i.e. tidak mengikut quantiti/kelajuan tertentu. Di sini bangunan2 kerajaan/perkhidmatan setempat seperti balai polis, mahkamah dll tidak gah mana, cuma sekadar rumah kayu kecil. Namun perkhidmatan adalah bertaraf international.

Gaji mereka tinggi. Purata AUD2000/minggu untuk fresh graduate. Harga kereta murah. Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota di bawah AUD 20K. Cuma cukai jalan yang agak tinggi i.e. ~AUD700/year. Tambang pengangkutan awam murah, berkonsesi dan tiket yang sama berharga sama boleh digunapakai untuk beberapa jenis perkhidmatan seperti bus, ferry dan train. Tempoh sahlaku tiket single adalah selama 4 jam, daily sehingga habis perkhidmatan. Kalau anda membeli tiket weekly atau monthly anda boleh menikmati kadar tambang serendah 60 sen sehari.

Yang agak membebankan kita pelajar di sini cuma kos sewaan rumah dan barang2 seharian. Ini kerana kita menerima biasiswa sejumlah ~AUD1.4K/bulan (single), rumah AUD110/week (kongsi) dan kos groceries. Harga groceries yang agak tinggi sentiasa dinafikan di media2 massa. Media massa juga bebas. Tidak ada yang berpihak mana2 puak/parti. Setiap menteri memerintah/pembangkang menerima layanan dan sindiran sama rata. Isu pembaziran dibahaskan secara terbuka di media2. Pemerintah dan pembangkang berkerja bersama menaik taraf dan kualiti negara. Mungkin saya hanya mempunyai sedikit pendedahan dalam hal ini. Tetapi sikap natural mereka sangat menambat hati saya.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

My SV is happy...

He suddently pop up when I was busy running my 1st time sectioning. Actually I don't know how to describe my finding. When my friend had meeting with him she told him about my results that she just seen on my screen, and.....he was happy with it. with a limited and ordinary instruments the results are even better than what they've got in the advance centre in the main campus. GOOD START! and he smile with pleasure..yes I did it again. Get a good result in my every 1st time trial..Alhamdulillah. This is the 1st marvelous event for today.

I'll continue my life with a pleasure and sweet smile for the whole day..waiting for the next glee



Ahhh...feel like to eat the crabs


Your horoscope for January 5, 2010


Who knew you were so talented, maya? Creations done long ago suddenly take on a life of their own. A short story, written and submitted long ago, is pulled from the bottom of the slush pile. Or a portrait you painted gets a second admiring look. Whatever the circumstances, you will enjoy the recognition. Your work is not the only thing receiving admiring glances. Your partner appreciates you, and not just for your talent!



5th Jan 2010: Before work

1st posting in year 2010 is all about things I did for starting my everyday life. Leaved home around 7.15 am and reached at uni around 7.35am. I dropped by the nursery and harvested the sample for today’s experiment. Luckily the nursery is just ~200 m from my office. I can event see the trees from my window. I protruded the cut phyllode into a plastic bottle of drinking water which had 100 ml of tap water to keep it fresh. The stem is left there for several hours to let it stressed before determination for any physiological changes in the xylem vessels. Luckily the anatomy work will carried out in the lab down stairs. Means I do not have to travel to PH lab that is ~6km from here.


In the meantime, I have to do list as follow: 1. Switch on the computer, login to the unlimited account for RHD students then open the new tab as shows below. 2. Click on any toolbars, but I go for Facebook first, followed by Realme, mostly to listen to the Maya’s Chart. If feel likes to write I’ll write something as what I’m doing now. 3. I’ll go for Daily Chili to read headline news coz I’m not interested for BH/Utusan/etc..for the craps story. I read Star online for sometimes if there are catchy words as marked in the RED box. 4. I’ll check for UQ email to check for any meeting, urgent call etc. 5. Click for the LGM webpage to check for any important emails. 6. Then I’ll go to Gmail to delete facebook’s massages or to publish any blog comments.





The time is already 9.03am and I’m ready to refresh the treatments for my future experiments. They were already written in the pre-scheduled I’d sent to Daryl for evaluation few months ago. Today I twitted on Twitter box for 2nd time. Don't know why, but I feel happy to share my aspiration for today. It’s not to mention about exchanged kisses to let me dream in beauty in my every night sleep…chaoi! Say hello to the world and meet the day with a delighted smile in our face!



Sunday, January 03, 2010

Xmas 09

We were invited to our friend's house to celebrate xmas on the night before xmas..beer for them and sparkling apple for us. They provided us with BBQ of halal meat and chicken for that night. A big TQ to our host Heidi and her partner Brent.