Monday, October 12, 2009

Math Question

You borrowed RM25 from your mom and RM25 from your dad.
So the total money you borrowed is RM50, correct?
Then, you spend RM45 on clothes and so you are left with RM5.
You decide to return RM1 to each of your parents, so you give your mom RM1 and you also give your dad RM1.
Now, you owe RM24 to both your mom and dad. You are left with RM3 in your pocket.

RM24 x 2 = RM48
RM48 + RM3 = RM51
Where did the RM1 came from?

Try to solve this. It really is a brain teaser.
If you get the answer, post a comment in this topic.
Have fun!! : P

Basketball Try Out Overview

The last try out was held on Monday and Tuesday morning, at 7 am!
I had to wake up early and it was really frustrating..
I was jealous of Faiz who can lay in bed for another hour..
It is very cold during the morning in Southampton and I have to endure it while feeling very sleepy..
I arrived early and had to wait before the Sport Complex was opened..
By 6.55 am, the main door to the Sport Complex was packed with basketball players..
People passing by was shocked to see a lot of people so early in the morning..
At 7 am, the Sport Complex was opened and the try out started..
To cut things short, I passed the try out on Monday but I failed during the last and final try out which was on Tuesday..
It was disappointing to be able to go this far and fail..
Huhuhu : (

However, I will not give up!!!
I will try again next year..
I will practice and improve my skills..
This will be a motivation for me to become better in this sport..
This is not the end!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

2nd Basketball Tryout

The try-out started at 12pm. I had to rush a bit because I went to a car boot sale during the morning and arrived at my room at 10.30am. However, I managed to arrive there quite early and had a little practice before the try-out started.
Today, the Southampton basketball coach was around to observe and select us. He first asked us to do some layup drills to get us warmed up. Then, he split us into 10 teams to play 5 on 5 half court. The team that score first win and the losing team will be replaced by another team. It was hard since there was not a lot of space to take advantage of. After that we were required to play 5 on 5 full court. It was intense and very tiring since we have to run up and down the court for 5 minutes. I played OK and I was really feeling good about myself.
Then, came the most awaited time. The coach will call out the people who did not make it. Alhamdulillah, I was not one of them. Yahoooooo!!!
Tomorrow we will have practice at 7am. Huhuhu I have to get up early.
The coach will then assess us again during training and will cut 10 more people on Tuesday. That will be the day which will determine whether I am qualified to be a member of the Southampton Basketball team.
Pray for my success please.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Basketball Try-out

Today I went for the Southampton basketball try out. It was really exciting to see so many basketball players in the campus. Many of them has lots of skill and are really good.
The trials started at 11.00. 1st, we were told to do some basic drills i.e. lay-ups and shots. And then we had a one on one match and a two on one match.
We were then told to play 4 on 4 half court matches. This is when things started to get hard. It was clear that I was the weakest player. Huhuhu
They were really good. I was getting tired and couldn't play very well. Then it got even harder as we were told to play 5 on 5 full court. I was exhausted by then since I have to run up and down the court.
However, I qualified for the 2nd round of the selection. Alhamdulillah. I was really thankful to Allah for giving me this opportunity. It will be held tomorrow at 12 noon.
I hope I can better tomorrow. Pray for me.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The 1st Recipe

1 can of tuna
soy sauce
chilly sauce
2 eggs

Just mix them all together until fully cook
Eat with bread

Comments by the judges (Faiz and myself):
Delicious but something is wrong somewhere because both of us had stomached and had to rush to the nearest toilet.
Need to improve.

To readers, please post any suggestions. Thx

A New Beginning

1st I would like to say sorry for not updating my blog for so long
Maybe it was because I couldn't find the time to write anything or maybe I was just lazy to write.

Yesterday I arrived at the University of Southampton, a new place which will be my place of study for the next 4 years..
This place will be challenging battle and a test of my emotions, spiritual, and physical attributtes.
This will be the place that will develop me into who I will become in the future.

Today I just checked into my room and I have finished packing and tidy up all of them.
(To Khalil - Bilik aku dah KEMAS!!)
Here I managed to get a room at the hall in monti 3 with a fellow penang and soksekianz, Faiz Omar.

Alhamdulillah, I was really relieved since this makes it easier to share kitchen utensils and food.
We also managed to do a little shopping at ASDA, which is a supermarket. My greatest thank you to brother Fauzi who have always been very helpful.
I am really grateful for all the things he have done. I hope one day I can repay him.

Finally, I hope that all of u would pray for our success in life. Hope to c u again soon.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Basketball Tournament

From 23/6-28/6 I was at UTP. I was invited by a friend of mine to join their basketball team to play in a basketball tournament called the Spritzer Cup which is held from 26/6-28/6. I was so excited since it has been ages since I played in a basketball tournament.

So on the 24/6, my father's friend sent me to UTP. However, during the journey I was restless about one thing which is whether or not I can get into UTP. UTP is very strict in enforcing it rules and one of them is that only UTP students and staff are allowed in. In my mind I was thinking of the best way to get into UTP. Finally I decided to act like I am a student. If the guard asked me about my matric card, I would just say that I left it at home : P Luckily, the guard just let us in without any question. I was so relieved.

The next morning, our training started. It was intensive since we only have 2 days to prepare. We trained 3 times a day! Morning, evening and night. I was exhausted. This is the 1st time I've experieced such training. By night I slept like a log.
On Friday our game started with our first opponent being SERATAS Sr. At first we were not playing at our best probably because of the lack of teamwork. The slippery floor also made it worst since we are not used to it. So we had to play carefully in order to avoid injury. However during the 2nd quarter we played better and we thrashed them. I can't remember the score but I know the margin was very big. Hehehe

The next day we were up against TLDM and STAR. The match against TLDM was a close one but we won easily against STAR. We managed to limit STAR to only 7 points while we scored 34 points. Hehehe So we were the champion of the group and we were qualified to go to the 2nd round. In the 2nd round, the teams which qualifies were divided into 2 groups and only the champion of each group will be able to go to the final. The teams which obtained 2nd place in their group will be able to fight for the 3rd and 4th placing. UTP was placed with Python and Manjong. Both teams are very skilled and we knew that we have to work hard to win.

On Sunday, we had to face Python, a team comprising of ex-MCKK players. It was a very intense game. During the 1st quarter, the score was Python 8 UTP 0. We were playing badly. However, we improved during the 2nd quarter and we got even better in the 3rd quarter which they did not even managed to score. However, we failed to continue our form in the 4th quarter and hence we lost.

Our next match was against Manjong. I did not play in this match because I had to leave for KL to attend the YTN Reorientation Programme. Huhuhu UTP managed to win the game and was able to play against MCKK to fight for the 3rd place. Sadly, we lost to MCKK by a narrow margin.
So UTP obtained 4th place in the Spritzer Cup.
Eventhough we lost, I was happy because I obtained many new things in basketball which I hope I can use to improve my skill. Thx to all my friends in UTP for inviting me to join this tournament. Hope to see u and play with you again one day.