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Monday, April 17, 2006

Majlis Aqiqah & Takhnik for Aishah Humairah






Sunday 16 April 2006, we held a majlis kesyukuran, Aqiqah & Takhnik at my parents house in Taman Tun Dr Ismail for for petite Aishah Humairah, a newly borned baby girl and first child for my brother, Azrul Hafizi. Kepada yang datang dan menghadiri majsli tersebut, terima kasih diatas kedatangan dan doa anda kalian. More photos will be uploaded to photopages soon. I am now the Pak Long for 4 nephews and the addition of a niece would be great!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Quick explanation

Ok somebody asked me. Superstage ni apa ke bendanya?

Okay, here it is, it is actually the name of a honda accord model variant for CA1 Superstage, an imported JDM (that is Japan Domestic Market) which replaced the Merc 190 that I had been driving earlier. The previous owner of this car was a performance enthusiast. He had actually replaced the original 1.8 engine with another JDM type engine, B20A which churned up 160hp. The engine is more commonly referred to in this part of this world as the SI engine. More information on SI engine (together with its scanned original manual) could be found at:

http://www.pauldesign.ru/honda/about.html

Now due to its inherent and amazing power characteristics, I am planning to install a NGV kit on that car. (sacrifice some power though).

And for those from Maahad, to see the other part of me when I was in MRSM, you can visit
http://mrsmj8788.tripod.com

Till then, take care.
Zaws

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A small reunion me and banat

It was like a miniature reunion on a miniscule level (dahla miniature...miniscule lak lagi!). A few weeks earlier, I met Halim Yankee & Radzi Manap kat Masjid Shah Alam. Just a few hours ago, me and Azri (aka Banat) had dinner together. We talked about old times and of mutual friends and of former teachers. The bond of friendship and sort of kinship is still present. I explained to Banat that of course I could still remember all the details. The explanation was easy - in all the years that I spent in MRSM, the system was totally different. Maahad really pale in comparison to MRSM as different from night and day in terms of facilities - for instance the teaching syllabus. When you guys in Maahad were enjoying your cuti penggal, I was really stuck with the MRSM's semester system! While you guys start to study the first chapter of a particular book, we started from chapter 11 instead. Even our holidays were different! So macam mana la nak datang tengok or melawat korang semua. If there was news from friends, it would either be from the trusted Amyr AlFatakh, Fahrul Zaman (suka hantar poskad from London) and lastly, a sweet girl that I know (name witheld), (alah ... kami bertukar soalan exams Maahad & MRSM je...since her mother was quite garang). Dora Ahmad, years later when we were studying in UIA's law school would be having a field day teasing me that the girl referred to above as my school sweetheart.

Anyway, of the many friends that I had, the 6 of us (me included) were exceptionally close i.e Ariff, Shahazwan, Ainal, Wan Hilal and Fadhil. It was firstly all because of the common interest that we share i.e computers and a lousy computer game by today's standard, by the name of Phantasie 1, Gemstone Warrior & Aztec . Other than that, we used to study, eat & had congegational prayers together. I guess that that was just a part of the usual boarding school bonding process, especially if one were to study in a religious institution such as Maahad Hamidiah. (mana boleh lupa.. belajar bahasa arab yg mengajornya memang org arab/iraq... sepatah haram pun aku tak tahu... pakat angguk "fahimna" aje yg lebih!) Anyway, aku masih ingat lagi tasrif feel madhi, mudariq & amr tu... and apa Ustazah Kalthom tu ajar camamana nak bezakan isim muzakkar & muannas tau and all those nonsense on alamatul i'rab (whatever that means)! korang yg stay on sampai habis tu macam mana?

In contrast, when I was in MRSM, I could not get rid of the label being put on me as "budak maahad". I was shoved around to lead congretional prayers, asked to give usrah & tazkirah, kalau bab doa-doa ni tolak kat kita (thank God, ada a few friends that can do it). Kalau kat Maahad dulu, setakat jadi imam or baca doa, hanya teman rapat sahaja yg akan ikut. Else, ikut org lain je. But here, they gave me the task of Unit Penerangan Biro Agama for Badan Wakil Pelajar (bukan pengawas or "Onchong" kat Maahad tau, supposed to be some sort of body representing kepentinghan students)... and to learn new things, be a leader that leads people, expect the unexpected etc. And this was the time I really learned to be independant. And kalau ada pun sumber inspirasi from Maahad yg luar biasa, I would gradly attribute it to none other than our beloved Ustaz Ghazali Hamzah.

So to friends from Maahad yg membaca blog saya ini, tak kira lelaki or perempuan, I would really like to hear from you guys. I may not remember all, but kawan tetap kawan. So I would leave it to Banat or others to set up a date. And yes I know, I missed the recent reunion. Takpe. There will be next time. Ilal li-qak fi istrerihah (sounds really funny kalau tulis arab in rumi). Auf weidersehen.
-zaws-

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Pasar Tani Mega & Car Boot Sale Shah Alam






Inilah dia gambaran Pasar Tani Mega & Car Boot Sale yg diadakan setiap hujung minggu di Shah Alam. Berbagai barangan yang diniagakan oleh majoriti usahawan Melayu yang dijual dengan harga yang berpatutan. Jika anda berhajat untuk membeli pakaian, songkok, tudung dan sebagainya, sudi-sudikanlah untuk singgah ke gerai Pakcik Abd. Aziz bin Anuar ynag terletak di corner lot bahagian tengah. Pakcik Aziz dan isterinya, Kak Ratna, telah lama menjalankan perniagaan pakaian dan boleh memberikan anda harga yang berpatutan.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Quotation for NGV conversion kit

Somebody sent me a quotation for the cost of vehicle conversion to NGV. Anybody care to comment on the pricing?

NGV Conversion Quotation (Carburetor , Fuel Injection 4 or 6 Cylinders and extra Cylinder)
No Items Description Price (RM)
1 NGV Conversion Kit (For Carburetor) 2700
- Consist of NGV Conversion Kit for Carburetor
- Consist of NGV Cylinder
- Installation fees included
2 NGV Conversion Kit (For Fuel Injection) - 4 Cylinders 3500
- Consist of NGV Conversion for Fuel Injection (4 Cylinders)
- Consist of NGV Cylinder
- Installation fees included
- Gas Mixer charges on item 4
3 NGV Conversion Kit (For Fuel Injection) - 6 Cylinders 4000
- Consist of NGV Conversion Kit for Fuel Injection (6 Cylinders)
- Consist of NGV Cylinder
- Installation fees included
- Gas Mixer charges on item 4
4 Gas Mixer charges that vary from car to car RM85 to RM150
5 Extra Cylinder (For extended range) 1300

Notes:
a All price are fixed and in Ringgit Malaysia
b Kit: Our kits are made by GN Group of Argentina and it normally consists of reducers,high pressure steel pipe, fuel switch, indicator, solenoid and other accessories. For more info on this product pls visit www.gngroup.com.ar
c Cylinder: made from high quality steel material and are manufactured only by a limited few world over.They need to withstand pressures upto 200bar or 3000 psi. Our cylinders are from Cilbras, Brasil,one of the world leader in the cylinder business. For more info on this product pls visit www.cilbras.com.br
d 1 day Installation (Early morning sent to workshop, complete in the evening)
e Prices are subject to change without notice

Project TERKAM Photos






For those who are keen to know more on the progress of the TERKAM project, you are invited to the following link here for a closer look. Remember to click "see more photos" and to click on the displayed photos for a closer look. Kindly leave your comments thereto. Thank you.