Thursday, September 23, 2010

Unforgotten Experince

This is my story when I was 17 years old. It was such an anticipating experience i ever had in my life..The story begins.....

"I awoke early at dawn because I have a mission; such a vast mission that I never anticipated before. My colleagues and I congregated in front of the school great hall. Expeditiously, my teacher named Ustazah Zubaidah hurried toward us as if she wanted to ask or tell us something. She informed us that the bus would reach us in ten minutes, so she directed me to inform all of my friends to get ready.
A few minutes later, the much awaited bus arrived and we got into the bus straightaway. We were going for an expedition to conquer Mount Kinabalu; the highest mountain in Malaysia and south-East Asia. Our group consisted of 20 students and escorted by three teachers. We departed to the aerodrome to take an aircraft to Sabah and we arrived there in the middle of the night. The area was very dark; as dark as grave and eerie. We were very pleased when our hosts arrived to welcome us. Our hosts were the teachers of Sekolah Menengah Sains Sabah. We stayed at the school for a night before we continued our expedition to hike up the mountain peak.

The following day, we got up early and packed our belongings. We left the school and made our way to the Kinabalu Park. It took about half an hour to reach there. On arrival, we kept our bags in a provided room and the gamekeepers gave us a packed of lunch each. A few minutes later, we took a bus to head to the Timpohon Gate. As we arrived there, we did some stretching exercise so that we would not suffer from muscular cramps during the climb. We started to climb at 11.00 in the morning and we had to reach Laban Rata before night fall. There are seven sojourns before we reached Laban Rata. Even though, it was just about a few miles to reach there, due to the challenging and windy path, we took some time to get to each sojourn.

Even though the sky gradually became darker but we had yet to reach Laban Rata. A storm was raging up. It then rained hard and the sky was fully dark. Every minute, the sky lighted up momentarily as streaks of lightning raced across the dark ominous clouds. We made up our mind to fasten our paces in an effort to get there as fast as possible. At long last, we reached Laban Rata and checked-in at the camp site. We relished our dinner in a bistro beside the lodgings. It seemed an implausible thing, how the restaurant could be there and even the services and food provided by the bistro is that of five star restaurants.

Then we went back to our lodgings and took some rest. We had to catnap on that night because at 2.00 o’clock in the morning on the following day, we had to continue our way to reach the alp.
We woke up before hour two and prepared to start the second part of the journey. The guides came five minutes later and told us that we needed to start our journey as soon as possible. Without wasting time, we walked out of the room and stepped forward. The second part of the journey was more difficult and challenging compared to the first. It was too dark and silent; as silent as a graveyard. On this journey, we needed to walk on the slope of the mountain along a rope. It was very dangerous.

Finally we managed to finish the climb. It was a most exhilarating experience that I had ever had. It was a great achievement when we set foot on Low’s Peak;

Even though I did not think that I could accomplish the success but now deeply, madly I believe that nothing is impossible unless you are afraid to try...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My School, SPM, Thank you Allah S.W.T..

When we talk about school, surely lots of things come out from our mind. Maybe, people who still stay and study in school feel very boring and hectic with homeworks and studies but bear in mind that school will be the first subject that we remember when studying in college or university. Let's read my experience as a kind sharing with you everyone. Don't forget our memories in school because it was a history, the best history in our heart. Believe me! Let me bring you back to school......

"I registered back to school on 5th January 2009. I still had to wear peach colored and long sleeved shirt because I still remained a school prefect. After I finished the last year with average performances, I was determined to change myself to become a better prefect for teachers and students. In the Prefectural Board, I had been chosen and declared as the Deputy Head Prefect or rather Head Prefect in charge of co-curriculum. Besides that, I was appointed as the fifth yellow House Captain and I was proud of it. Most importantly, that year I had an important examination which would determine my future. So, I had lots of tasks and responsibilities to be executed in order to satisfy everyone. Although having a heavy responsibility, I had to focus and concentrate on my lessons. For me, success in both academic and co-curriculum were precious achievements for my beloved family, teachers, friends and even school.

In the first few months the tasks as a prefect was an arduous works. I had to rearrange the students’ daily timetable after school periods. All the juniors obeyed my instructions but the seniors who were my peers refused to accept my instructions. Perhaps they already knew who I was. The year before, I was a prefect who not strict when it came to the school rules. In February, my school organized the Sports Day. Everyone was exhilarated on that day but not I because I had to arrange my house members for the parade, foods, athletic training etc. So, I was very busy to ensure my house would repeat the last year’s championship.

After the sports day, I had hoped that I could concentrate on my studies but unfortunately, I still had lots of tasks to be completed. The teachers told us that we could leave the responsibility as a prefect in August. All of us were reluctant to agree with that decision but we had to accept it as it was. I had sat for my trial examination in July and later worried about its results. I had felt as though I had not learnt anything from my teachers. By the way, I forgot to mention that I had earlier missed my classes for two months, hampered by a knee injury. I had fallen down while playing futsal when representing my club. Since that moment, I could not play any game consummately and even my stamina deteriorated.

I had passed my trial exam but my results were quite bad especially in Chemistry. I scored A’s in six subjects, two B’s in two subjects which were Physics and Engineering Technology and a D’s for Chemistry respectively. From then onward, I had promised myself to study harder than before in an attempt to pass the actual exams with flying colors. I had studied until midnight and had group studies with my friends occasionally. Day by day, my confidences grew and I was determined to score all A’s in my SPM.

The long awaited day arrived and I was very nervous. After I finished the examination, I was very sad to leave my school, teachers and friends. I would always remember them as if they are my real family members. Everybody was reluctant to leave the school even though the secondary school period was over.

Three months later, I returned to school to collect my SPM results and I was very anxious that day. Fortunately I scored A’s in all subjects; it was a pinnacle moment in my life. Perhaps it was my luck and I hoped that I could repeat it for years to come."

Perhaps, we didn't expect something incredible would be happened and it was the sweetest moment in our heart that we will remember until the end of our life...

SPM, bye... bye... Let's do other things....

After finished my Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), I made up my mind to find a job to fill my spare time. So I tried to ask my adopted mother whether there was a vacancy for me at her office. She owned a small company named Gading Kencana Sdn. Bhd and as the owner of the company, she could make decisions all by her own. Fortunately, she called and asked me to work with her there. She lived at Subang Jaya, about 20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur through Federal Highway but her company was located at Shah Alam. So, I had to come to her house and stay there for a few months because I lived at Pendang, Kedah. I was very thankful and appreciated her help.
Before taking SPM, my friends and I had planned to have a trip to Sunway Lagoon and Malacca, so we worked hard to collect lots of money to support our trips. Finally, we succeeded to collect some four thousands ringgit through selling hot dogs, floats, nugget and services such as cyber café service and play station game. Everybody had to pay about a hundred ringgit for the trips free and the rests were covered by our previous commerce money.

We enjoyed the trip so much for two days and before going back to our respective destination, we had a dinner party at my adopted mother’s house. After that, they went home and abandoned me alone there because she asked me to stay and work with her immediately as fast as possible. I just accepted the precious chance without any argument. Yet, I was very curious about the job. What is the job that would be given to me? Could I do the job as well as possible? Those questions always appeared on my mind and I was anxious.
The next day, I woke up early and was ready to complete any tasks. After having breakfast, she asked me to prepare because I had to start working on that very day. I wore formal clothing that she had bought for me and I looked so smart in it. It was very beautiful and suitable with an attractive color and high quality-made cotton, frankly speaking it was so comfortable for me. When I reached the office, I was introduced to other staffs and they greeted me with open arms.
My first day working in the office was very relaxing because I was instructed to do simple and common tasks such as printing drawing, answered calls if necessary and often went to the bank to deposit cheques. I enjoyed doing such things every day there and I was paid about seven hundred ringgit per month. Almost every day, I did the same tasks but often I had to go to Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) office to buy tenders and sent them back there. Since I worked there, I learnt a lot of about punctuality, concentration and cooperation and even to recognize some roads here and I felt that I knew my way around Shah Alam and I was proud of it because just a few months of working there.

In June, I decided to stop my work to prepare for an upcoming event. I was offered by Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) to pursue my further studies at International Education Centre (INTEC) in engineering and I was very grateful about it. So starting from now, I want to squander my leisure time writing blog about my experiences and maybe about myself. Hopefully it will attract people to read my blog after this onwards.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Buntu-buntu..... Apa yang harusku lakukan??


Bertemu kembali kita pada hari yang indah dan permai ini. Ni saja ja nak luahkan perasaan yang ada. Sapa nak baca, baca la. Yang tak nak pun takpa.Alkisah........

Kini aku agak buntu la nak pilih yang mana. Samada JPA or YPM. Aku berjaya melepasi ujian pertamaku iaitu berjaya merebut tempat dalam JPA. Bukan senang nak dapat tau. Ramai Rakan-rakanku terkandas di sini saja. Tapi apapun bagiku rezeki tu ada di mana-mana yang penting adalah usaha masing-masing. Aku pun belum psati boleh melakar kejayaan walaupun ditawarkan dan melanjutkan pelajaran ke luar negara. Dan mungkin aku masih boleh berjaya jika belajar di dalam negara. Yang paling penting adalah usaha. Jadi yang mana satu nak pilih ni??

Alhamdulillah la aku dikurniakan rezeki yang sangat barakah ini. Bukan satu tapi dua sekaligus. Dengan dua interview yang dilalui, alhamdulillah dua2 dapat. Murahnya rezeki untukku. Alhamdulillah tak terhingga. Mungkin ini rezeki yang diberikan oleh-Nya untuk menguji hamba-hamba-Nya seperti aku. InsyaAllah, aku tidak akan mensia-siakan rezeki ini dan harapan semua orang terutamanya ibubapa,sahabat handai, negara, agama dan bangsa.

Kini aku sering melakukan istikharah namun belum mendapat petunjuk dan hasilnya lagi. Aku akan tetap melakukannya sehingga sampai tarikh akhirnya. Tapi kini hatiku masih melekat dengan JPA. InsyaAllah, jika tiada apa-apa petunjuk atau petanda, aku memilih JPA la.InsyaAllah pasni jumpa lagi.

Tajaan: Yayasan Pelajaran Mara (YPM)
Bidang: Kejuruteraan Mekanikal
Program Persediaan: Diploma Kejuruteraan Jepun
Negara: Jepun
Institut Persediaan: Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL)

Tajaan: JPA
Bidang: Engineering
Program Persediaan: American Credict Transfer Programme (ACTP)
Negara: United State America (USA)
Institut Persediaan: International Education Centre (INTEC)

Bukan calang2 tempat yang bakal aku pergi jika bersetuju untuk melanjutkan pelajaran ni. Bukan itu sahaja ujian yang perlu aku lalui namun ada lagi iaitu ujian dari ibubapa. Mak dan ayanhku sudah berpesan sebelum aku mengambil SPM lagi supaya tidak berniat melanjutkan pelajaran ke luar negara jika ditawarkan. Namun begitu, aku hanya mendiamkan diri, diam bukan tanda setuju tetapi tanda menerima nasihat itu seadanya. Mereka risaukan keadaan aku nanti. Betapa sayangnya ibu bapa kepada kita. Mereka takut aku terjebak dengan budaya2 barat dan melupakan mereka. Lebih2 lagi, solat. Aku selalu diingatkan dengan perkara tersebut malah kemana-mana aku nak pergi pun. Kini aku harus memilihnya...Aku masih buntu..........

Thursday, May 13, 2010



Hari ini aku sangat gembira dan bersyukur sangat. Nak tahu kerana apa???

2.35 minit petang, 13 Mei 2010


Shimi: Helo,assalamualaikum..

.....: Wa'alaikummussalam..
Boleh saya tahu, ini Muhamad Sohimi Bin Ibrahim ke?

Shimi: Ya, saya. Ada apa?

.....: Saya dari Yayasan Pelajaran Mara (YPM). Nak bagitau kat adik yang adik telah ditawarkan biasiswa YPM. So, adik dikehendaki mendaftar di Universiti Industri Selangor (Unisel) di Shah Alam, Selangor pada 6 Jun 2010, pukul 9.30 pagi. Sebelum tu kak nak tanya sikit, adik hendak terima ke tak?

Shimi: Kak, boleh saya berbincang dengan ibubapa saya dulu tak?

YPM : Ya, tapi adik kena confirmkan kat akak sebelum pukul 3.00 petang ni ye.

Shimi: InsyaAllah, Akak. Terima kasih.

3.01 petang

Shimi: Helo, akak. Saya Muhamad Sohimi bin Ibrahim yang akak telepfon tadi.

YPM : Ya, adik.

Shimi: Kak, boleh saya tahu tentang YPM ni.

YPM : Camni adik, YPM memberikan biasiswa sepenuhnya kepada adik. Adik hanya mendaftar tanpa membayar apa-apa yuran pun kerana semuanya ditaja oleh YPM. Cuma adik kena 'stamping' perjanjian sebanyak RM 40.00 sahaja pada surat perjanjian yang akan dihantar kepada adik nanti. Setiap bulan YPM akan memberi wang saku sebanyak RM 430.00 kepada adik.

Shimi: Oooo. Macam tu. Saya terima je la tawaran ni.

YPM : Ok, nanti akak akan hantarkan surat tawaran ke rumah adik. Tahniah dan assalamualaikum.

Alhamdulillah... Akhirnya aku melepasi ujian pertama, lulus temuduga dan mendapat tajaan tersebut. Perlukan aku menerima tawaran ni??? Patutkah aku menolak tawaran yang baik ini?? Apa-apapun, aku masih berharap kepada Biasiswa JPA. Andai tiada rezekiku di sana, InsyaAllah, UNISEL tempatku meneruskan kehidupan ini..

Thank you Allah S.W.T for giving me the golden opportunity to get that scholarship.. Alhamdulillah...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hanya Tinggal Kenangan..


Aku menghitung hari dan saat-saat gembira bekerja di sini. Kalau nak tahu inilah tempat aku bekerja. Walaupun pejabat ini tidaklah sebesar syarikat milik Sime Darby, tidak segah KLCC dan tidak setinggi Burj Dubai tapi di sinilah aku belajar erti kehidupan bekerja yang sebenar. "Ini bukan cubaan, ini betul-betul", bak kata Pendekar Mustar Pinang Sebatang. Hehehe..

Aku menghabiskan sisa-sisa bekerja di sini dengan pelbagai tugasan. Ini telah memberikan aku sedikit sebanyak pengetahuan disamping pengalaman bekerja yang cukup bermakna dan bermanafaat.

Kini aku akan meninggalkannya walaupun berat hati hendak meninggalkannya. Aku pasrah dan aku berserah kepada yang Maha Berkuasa. InsyaAllah, lain masa, lain hari, lain waktu, bila berkesempatan kita ketemu lagi.

Selamat tinggal Gading Kencana Sdn. Bhd.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ku Akan Pergi..


Hari demi hari kita bersama, kini hampir lima bulan kita bersama. Segala suka dan duka telah kita lalui dalam masa yang terlalu singkat ini. Aku banyak belajar tentang suasana pekerjaan yang sebenar. Aku sangat gembira bekerja bersama-sama staf Gading Kencana Sdn Bhd.

Tidak akan kulupa kenangan bersama-sama di sini. Banyak yang telah kubelajar di sini daripada Kak Aain, Kak Padi, Kak Elly, Aswan, Ann, Abang Rizal, Abang Fairuz, Kak Zai, En. Zaidi, Kak Yana dan Pak Cik Mizi. Mereka banyak membimbingku. Kalau pasai jalan-jalan kat KL dan Shah Alam tu sapa lagi kalau bukan Pak Cik Mizi yang tolong tunjukkan. Kini hampir semua tempat-tempat di Shah Alam telah kukuasai. Namun, masih perlu banyak lagi yang perlu kupelajari.

Kini aku masih tinggal beberapa hari lagi sebelum pulang ke rumahku di Pendang, Kedah. Walaupun kerinduan di sini sangat kuat dan membuak-buak namun apa la daya insan lemah sepertiku ini. Aku akan pergi buat seketika. InsyaAllah, 23 haribulan ni aku muncul semula ke sini bukan sebagai pekerja lagi tapi sebagai PELAJAR...


Monday, May 10, 2010

New Life..

Assalamualaikum & Salam Sejahtera.
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Hari demi hari kumenunggu. Mungkin kuperlu putuskan keputusan itu minggu depan. Apa harus aku lakukan lagi. Mungkin UM menanti kehadiranku ke sana. Jika semalam Pak Aji memberitahuku bahawa dia tidak dipanggil oleh UTP, apa pula nasibku selepas ni. Kami adalah harapan kelas Islah untuk menjadi contoh dan teladan kepada rakan-rakan dan adik-adik di bumi tercinta Sekolah Berasrama Penuh Integrasi Kubang Pasu, Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah.

Sekarang akulah yang menjadi harapan kepada mereka semua lebih-lebih lagi budak-budak kelas Islah.

"Kawan-kawan, doakan aku berjaya melanjutkan pelajaran ke luar negara"

Aku berharap agar semua ini belum berakhir lagi. Aku doakan Pak Aji diberi peluang kedua untuk melanjutkan pelajaran ke UTP seperti kehendaknya. Kepada rakan-rakan yang lain, kita masih ada banyak masa lagi untuk merubah kehidupan kita. Kurang cemerlang dalam SPM bukan penentu segalanya. Yang penting sekarang adalah kita meneruskan perjuangan kita. InsyaAllah rezeki yang lebih baik bakal menjelma..

Semua ini menjadi semangat kepadaku jua.. Amin...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Ku Masih Menanti..


Kini sudah lama kutunggu, bila la keputusan JPA & YPM akan diumumkan. Aku masih ragu-ragu samada mahu melakukan persiapan untuk memasuki Universiti Malaya pada 23 Mei ini atau terus menunggu. Soal medical check-up aku tidak la kisah sangat cuma yang aku kisahkan ialah pembayaran yuran haluansiswa dan penginapannya. Aku bukan la berkira sangat tapi aku tidak mahu membazir mahupun merugikan wang ayahku.

Yurannya tidak la terlalu mahal. Cuma RM 425.00 semuanya termasuk penginapan. Tapi andai kata rezekiku murah diberi peluang mendapat Biasiswa JPA, aku bersyukur sangat. Namun itulah yang menjadi tanda tanya aku sekarang ni. Jika panggilan JPA awal sebelum aku menjejakkan kaki ke Universiti Malaya tidaklah aku kena membuat pembayaran yuran UM tu. Jimat la perbelanjaan sikit.

Aku berharap sangat panggilan JPA lebih awal dari sepatutnya dan moga-moga Allah S.W.T memurahkan rezekiku mendapat biasiswa JPA. InsyaAllah