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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Mahaguru58's Unpublished Videos from his Hajj back in 1432 AH/ 2011 CE


Alhamdulillah, I have found the video above in my old laptop which I was going through after my recent laptop @ Lenovo Ideapad stopped working.



This is another precious video from my Hajj when we, who were members of the 2011 Tabung Haji Media Team came across two Malaysian elderly female pilgrims who had lost their way after performing their stoning rituals and didn't know the way back to their encampments at Mina.

Glad to be able to finally share with you, these precious moments.

There are lots more photos and yet to be published content from my Hajj back in 2011. 8 years ago.

Hope to be able to share more with you in the coming articles and update them all in my dedicated blog towards my Hajj here.

Insya Allah. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

KPTM IPOH 2019 Staff Day at Sahom Valley Agro Resort & Eco Park, Kampar, Perak.


Yesterday, I attended my wife's workplace, KPTM IPOH, 2019 Staff Day at the Sahom Valley Agro Resort & Eco Park, located at the foothills of Kampar, Perak.

We reached there using the guidance provided by Google Maps Satellite powered GPS app which I have installed in my Huawei Y9 Smartphone.

Absolutely reliable and dependable. Thank you Google Maps!

The Sahom Valley Agro Resort & Eco Park is located within a 50 acre former Oil Palm estate near the foothills of Kampar, Perak about 38 kilometres away from our temporal home, here in Ipoh, Perak.



This is a fast flowing river located within the resort area. Photo shows a number of KPTM Ipoh staff members and their families bathing in the river.

I did not join because my post surgery wound has still not fully healed and I did not want to risk getting any infection from such an outing. Still having my wound dressing changed twice daily.


Photo taken by my dearest wife, when I was having my lunch.


The long sleeved horse rider's shirt which I am wearing was a gift for me from Mr.Terry Teo, the founder and owner of Denai Alam Recreation & Riding Club, when I went to cover a paid article report about his riding stable at No 1, Jalan Elektron U16/100, Seksyen 16, Denai Alam, Denai Alam, 40160, Selangor before. 


Terry Teo, DARC Owner.
You can read my paid article about DARC here.


I always love to take photos of these waterproof leaves of the Yam @ Keladi plants after rain for the droplets of rain water would be glistening when hit by sun rays. A pleasurable sight to behold, indeed.



This untarred earthen road leads to the Sahom Valley Agro Resort & Eco Park. It is right smack in the middle of an oil palm estate.


My wife took this photo of me when we were in our designated bamboo chalet in the resort. 


The walls and flooring was entirely constructed of bamboo. Was a bit apprehensive standing on the bamboo flooring because I still carry a considerable weight and I was afraid of the flooring giving way! Aargh! :P 

I think, the flooring should be constructed out of timber planks for safety reasons. They had fixed the bamboo slivers using nails which could pose a danger to heavy occupants like me. Fortunately I was wearing thick socks which were a great help in avoiding any injury to my feet.

 A view of the bamboo chalets at Sahom Valley Agro Resort & Eco Park. A temporary day trip stay would be alright in such chalets but for senior citizens like me, it would not be that comfortable for I have my needs such as air conditioning which is not available in such chalets.

They only have a wall mounted fan and lights plus electrical 3 pin sockets though and a private open ceiling bathroom with seated toilet and a cold water shower plus a sink with piped water. 

Overall, the place was okay especially for holding events such as yesterday's KPTM IPOH Staff Day and maybe team building courses for government departments and private business corporation and companies.

Not bad for a weekend adventure.

Friday, October 18, 2019

MRSM Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Kangsar ~ Malam Graduasi 2019



Baru baru ini, pada hari Sabtu, 12hb Oktober, 2019, saya menghantar isteri saya, Pengarah Kolej Poly Tech MARA Ipoh ke Maktab Rendah Sains MARA Sultan Azlan Shah yang terletak di KM 13, Jalan Kuala Kangsar-Gerik, Liman Kati, 33020 Kuala Kangsar, Perak di mana beliau di jemput sebagai salah seorang tetamu kehormat ke Majlis Graduasi 2019 MRSM tersebut.

Majlis Graduasi tersebut di jadualkan bermula pada jam 8 malam. Kami selamat sampai ke MRSM Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Kangsar tepat pada masuk waktu Solat Maghrib. 

Setelah memperkenalkan diri sebagai tetamu jemputan khas, kami di tunjukkan arah ke Surau MRSM tersebut oleh petugas keselamatan. 

Saya perhatikan bahawa dewan solat Surau MRSM Kuala Kangsar itu penuh dengan para jamaah yang terdiri dari pelajar pelajar, pensyarah pensyarah, kakitangan serta ibubapa yang hadir untuk meraikan kejayaan anak anak mereka yang akan bergraduat pada malam itu.

Saya memilih untuk menunggu acara majlis graduasi itu selesai dengan duduk didalam kereta kami sambil menonton ceramah2 agama Mufti Perlis Sahibus Samahah Dr.MAZA melalui YouTube menggunakan telefon pintar saya buat seketika.

Selepas menonton beberapa video tersebut, saya mematikan enjin kenderaan dan keluar dari kereta. Saya melihat sekumpulan para pelajar lelaki sedang berkumpul di jalan dan pergi berkenalan dengan mereka.

Saya sempat berkongsi pelbagai perkara dengan mereka sambil menjawab beberapa soalan dari mereka berkaitan soal soal agama dan kehidupan. Ternyata mereka budak budak pintar dan bakal menjadi pelapis kepada pucuk pimpinan negara akan datang, Insya Allah.

Berikut adalah beberapa rakaman foto saya bersama mereka:






Semoga kesemua mereka beroleh kejayaan dalam pembelajaran mereka dan menjadi tokoh tokoh industri serta akademik di masa depan. Amin.

Seniwati Zaiton to Rosmawati Hamzah


Bukan selalu dapat peluang bertemu dengan Zaiton Abdullah, Seniwati Lagenda Studio Jalan Ampas, Singapura. 

Zaiton yang berlakon didalam filem filem klasik Zaman Keemasan Filem Melayu bersama Seniman Agong, P.Ramlee didalam filem filem seperti Anak ku Sazali, Hang Tuah, Ibu Mertua Ku dan lain lain.

Saya berkesempatan bertemu muka dengan Seniwati Zaiton di Malam Lagenda Bintang Klasik anjuran DBKL beberapa tahun lalu. 

SIni adalah pesanan khas dari Seniwati Zaiton kepada isteri saya nan tercinta, Rosmawati Hamzah.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Happy 61st Birthday Mahaguru58!




I would like to thank each and every one of my friends and family members who wished me well on my 61st birthday yesterday.

My utmost appreciation and gratitude of course, goes to my beloved wife, Rosmawati Hamzah, who has been a pillar of support and has been my sanctuary of love and my soulmate since we fell in love and got married way back in 2002.

Thank you Sayang! May Allah bless us with His Mercy and Barakah.

Ameen.