“Make your association (with worldly people) a profit not a loss. Be like the man traveling along, whom another invites to stop: seek to take him along with you. When he comes along, lead him but be not led by him. And if he refuses, and you have no hope that he will journey, then do not let him detain you. Rather, hasten on, pay him no heed. Do not turn in his direction, for he is a highway robber regardless.”

– Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah (rahimahullah)

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“Make your association …

something interesting (for me) to read

Below are the interesting information that I get after doing some google-ing activity.. Well, after all he is an interesting guy to start with

How do you describe yourself?

Happy, open-minded, love to learn new things, wanted to do something different, passionate about things that I like.

What do you want to be when you’re still a child? why?

A doctor because I can take care of my family

What makes you work in this field? Why?

I had a bad experience in my relationship life. When I was trained on SRHR Module, I found out that all young people must have been exposed to Comprehensive Sexuality Education to be empowered and to make an informed choice for a better life and also to be responsible for their self and others.

How long have you been work within your MA?

2 years

What is your role within your MA?

As a youth volunteer and to educate young people on SRHR and also assist the MA with youth project

What project in FRHAM that you have been involved and what’s your role within the project?

In March 2010, I had been proposed to be a Youth Coordinator to run a IPPF SALIN+ Project Funded by Dutch Government, Actually I did not have enough information and education about SRHR, but I learn a lot when I run this project, I design a Flyers and sign board for Youth Friendly Centre, me and my team set up the YF Corner, I design a referral card for young people, assisted young people to clinics and trained many of indigenous and marginalised young people on SRH

What is the ideal world for young people’s SRHR that you imagine and could be realistic within your country?

It will be good if Malaysian educational system can implement Comprehensive Sexuality Education in all level of education starting from kindergarten, elementary school, high school and tertiary education. Aside from that, it would be better if there is CSE program for young parents and newlywed couple, as well as for government and private company employees

What is the biggest challenge in working with your MA?

The challenge is to create a safe space for all young people to make a right decision related to their SRH needs, and to advocate parents and teachers to respect young people’s SRHR

What is the most memorable moment during working with your MA

Met a lot of friends and experience working together with adult volunteers

What specific issue in youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights that interest you most? Why?

Advocacy: It is a tough job to advocate people, different country got different culture and mindset, so we can’t easily implement a same advocacy strategy. Therefore, we must study the country context before we do advocacy. And it is a hard work.

Mention 3 famous people that you want to meet and what question will you ask to her/him?

  1. L `arc en ceil – A famous Japanese Band: how do you research and compose great songs?
  2. Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohammad: how do you ruled Malaysia during term being a prime Minister?
  3. Steven Spielberg: Do you want to be my mentor?

ABUDEN

ABUDEN can be used when stating the obvious, it is a way of saying “DUH!” in manglish

Abuden
Same as ‘duh’. As in:
Boy says to girl: I am a boy
Girl says: Abuden. Gosh. Boys are idiots.

Abuden
The short form of “Ah, but then?” to indicate, “What else did you expect?” or “Wasn’t that obvious?”
A: I told her I would keep her cat while she went on vacation, but didn’t realise I would have to feed the cat.
B: Abuden? Did you expect the cat to go look for food on its own?

** info from http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Abuden

Hope – Emily Dickinson

Hoping for him to read this is like reading one of Dickinson’s poem. Hope is the thing  like feather, like a bird that could fly everywhere and it is not easy to stop it. Dickinson is comparing hope to bird because it is unstoppable. Hope never fail us and for me it is something that could not be stop, I will still  have hope in him.

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune–without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Cheers!
xoxo

ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA - MALAYSIA 2012

This is something new for me. I never knew that Malaysian teenagers are so fond of anime these days. But this is the other part of the Malaysian youth that I did not know about. Their level of obsession towards anime is very high and they are very crazy about anime. I thought that anime is so oldschool because we used to talk about it during out undergraduate time and that will be in 2009, but surprisingly, it still exist until now. So, this is what teenagers in Malaysia is involve with and I salute their level of creativity!

Brief information about anime, it is originated from Japan and the earliest know anime was in 1917 and were developed by Osamu Tezuka and since then anime were widely know in and outside Japan.  In 1930’s anime or also known as animation have become an alternative way of storytelling, from the traditional way of story telling to something more interesting and colourful. Anime were not a successful animation when they first started because they have their competitor which is The Walt Disney Company’s. But, slowly they grow again and get back on the animation track buy adapting some animation-techniques from Disney and they have reduce their costs to limit the numbers of frames in production. And today manga or anime were a success of the Japanese animation line.

*the source of information was taken from wikipedia
*pictures were taken by me on the 9th of June at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA – MALAYSIA 2012