Monday, April 20, 2009

movies i'm looking forward to see this coming JULY.. ngeee.. cant wait to go back home..






Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dragon Ball Evolution Sucks!!

just last night, i watched the new movie, 'Dragon Ball Evolution' with my housemates.. let me first tell u.. i am an all time fan of Dragon Ball manga.. the characters are cool.. the storylines are great.. the moves are awesome.. it is the inspiration of all shounen manga that we can see nowadays.. it is the first and the best manga series that i've ever read.. i can say i grew up with Dragon Ball..

before watching the movie, i was really excited.. the fact of watching all my favourite characters come to life thrilled me.. but after spending 1 hour and a half, i have a confession to make.. I HATE IT!! or more like I DESPISE THAT MOVIE!!.. there's nothing but curses coming out of my mouth while watching it.. my heart was full with rage..


the use of special effects are awesome and plausible.. but that doesn't change the fact.. the storyline were are all messed up.. the plot is weak.. the characters were manipulated.. and the actors sucked!! they have destroyed every details and foundation of Dragon Ball..

what dissappoint me the most is how they recreate the characters.. since when Goku is such a high school loser? he didn't even went to high school.. Goku is a pure-hearted boy.. he wont get hots over any girl.. Picolo controls Saiya?? u gotta be kidding me.. to list down all the altered stuffs is going to take me all day..

how can they expect millions of Dragon Ball's die hard fans to watch the movie and stay quiet about it.. sure, probably they've paid Akira Toriyama to shut it.. but he dont need to open his mouth cause millions of other critics are having the time of their life.. Dragon Ball Evolution has nothing to do with the original Dragon Ball.. it was done only to gain profit from clueless viewers.. really glad i watched it for free..

Dragon Ball Evolution is a disgrace to all of us Dragon Ball fans.. from the ranking A to F, i'd give it a G.. but i had quite a laugh watching it so i upgraded it to F.

Now this is what Dragon Ball is all about:


ever since i study in CSMU.. there are many things that i thought ukrainian ways are very different from ours (Malaysian).. from the way they talk, they act, even from the way they sell stuff.. in malaysia, supermarkets give free plastic bags.. but here we have to pay for it.. well, come to think of it, it force the customers to recycle their plastic bags, re-use it instead of buying new ones.. as for me, i never bother to bring a plastic bag wherever i go.. so i end up buying plastic bags each time i went shopping..

there is also the system of you paying your miss classes.. whenever u miss ur class, u have to rework it and show the teacher ur payment slip.. except when u got MC from the university's polyclinic, then u didn't have to pay.. this prevents the students from skipping classes.. good system huh??

but there are things that i thought is just plain WEIRD and i can't find any significants of it.. you see.. Ukrainians love to have lunch breaks around 11 - 12 o'clock or later.. this is not weird.. my story goes like this.. after Traumatology lecture, i rush out from the lecture hall and catch a marshut (a taxi van) to the city centre to withdraw money.. my Hong Kong bank card can only withdraw money in certain ATMs in Simferopol.. so i went to my most frequent withdrawing spot.. after i reach the place i saw a woman standing, as in, waiting in front of the ATM.. i was wondering, 'what the heck is she doing, standing there.. just withdraw your money and go already'.. she kept looking at the ATM screen then suddenly she left.. now i thought, 'that was weird'.. But the weirdest thing is soon to come when i took a peek at the ATM screen.. there was a notification saying, 'Oo nas pereriv'.. which means "WE ARE HAVING A BREAK".. can u imagine an ATM machine having a break? i was so dissappointed, went home, and took a 1 hour nap before going to paediatric class at Titova Hospital..

Monday, April 13, 2009


i have long to make a post specifically about what a friend is all about.. due to a certain event, i strongly feel like bringing up this issue.. so what is a friend? must it be a person? animals can also be a friend.. there is a popular saying - "Dogs is a Man's Bestfriend".. how about immovable stuff like plant's and dolls.. remember the movie 'Castaway'?? the hero ( played by Tom Hanks) be-friended a ball and called it 'Wilson' (well.. it was only bcoz of the fact that he was stranded on a desert island all by himself).. my point is, each and every one of us need a friend.. it doesn't matter who or what it is..
so basically.. a friend is someone that we can talk to, someone we can trust, we can rely on, to seek advice, to comfort us, etc.. etc.. etc.. each and everyone of us need a friend.. coz it is human nature to have company.. human's biggest fear is being lonely.. being left alone all by themselves.. even Adam needs Eve by his side.. a friend make us feel secured, wanted and accepted.. some people are lucky to have many friends.. some prefer only to have someone they trust..some hardly have friends at all..
some of us might have wondered," why is it so hard for me to find a true friend?".. while seeking this answer most of us like to blame others.. when they fight, they find other party's fault, which brings to an end of a friendship.. i have witnessed this process many times and it always happen between bestfriends..
so how to keep a friendship last forever? it starts from way before we built a friendship.. find a good person to be friend with.. someone with good personality.. someone that we feel worth giving our trust to.. then, it's depend on us.. whether we can keep it last or let it shatter..

It happens that last Saturday at Usrah (sisterhood gathering where we talk about religion) we discuss about ways on how to be a good friend in Islamic point of view:

1. choose a good and religious (soleh) friend
2. never hurt your friend
3. stay away from wrong-doers (fasik)
4. tell the truth
5. honest and never betray
6. keep all promises
7. keep all your friend's rights
8. sincere
9. help each other
10. never disgrace ur friend
11. stay away from misunderstanding
12. tell that u love ur friend
13. learn about each other before u decide to be friends
14. love ur friend like u love urself
15. visit each other
16. change presents
17. greet each other (beri salam)
18. never have bad thoughts and never be envious
19. always be together through thick and thin
20. never propose on ur friend's proposal and never buy things that ur friend wants to buy
21. pray for ur friend
22. maintain ur relation so it would last
23. do good to ur friend's bestfriend
24. help ur friend's family after his death

try this guideline to be a good friend.. then maybe others will try their best to be urs too..

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Proof That Malay Language Is Used All Over The World

location: In front of Silpo, Simferopol, Ukraine.
Model tak berbayar: Fadzlan Zamalin Zainal Ashirin

weekend at Divan..

salam.. heheh.. i was thinking what should i post about in my new blog.. so here it is.. i just got back from a new Turkish restaurant at European Street called "Divan".. i was invited by Faiezz and Kak Hasanah (my housemates) to join them.. There were also 7 others (Aan, Fatin, Palan, Kheder, Steph and Shanaz)What's so special about this new restaurant? well.. for starters, its 'Halal'.. this is very important for us Muslim minorities here in Ukraine.. It's very hard to get 'Halal' food when i first arrive here during Padfak (pronounce as "Pud-Fuck" meaning Pre-Med).. Luckily, right now we got Princessa aka AC (Arabian Cafe), Taj and 777 in the hostel area.. the 'plov' place in rinak (market).. the one in 'Gudang' (this name is given by the Malaysian Student here.. the real name is unknown).. Marakan.. Istanbul Cafe and the most recently Ay Serez, Mega Fast Food and Divan in European Street..

The highlight here right now is Divan.. but i'll take the time to make a small review of the other 2 new 'halal' restaurant in ES?

1. Ay Serez - quiet, cozy and nice.. cute male waiters.. but simply too little food in the menu.. we want varieties.. and the amount of food compared with the price? hrmmm.. not quite enough.. not recommended to those who like to have heavy meals..

2. Mega Fast Food - personally i like this restaurant.. the workers are friendly and the price is kinda cheap.. talk about varieties.. nice modern interior design.. but somehow there are not many customers even though the place is strategic.. i wonder if the problem is the food.. coz my friend don't really like it.. heheh..

ok.. lets talk about the main highlight.. "DIVAN"
firstly.. the meaning of the word 'Divan'.. even though its a Turkish restaurant, the word 'Divan' is Russian.. it means 'Sofa'.. yeah.. it's the same sofa u got at your home where u sit on it while eating popcorn and watch movies.. the name "Divan" fits the theme of the restaurant coz u will enjoy ur food while sitting on the sweet, cozy sofa.. it includes 'hugging pillow' (bantal peluk)..

the restaurant located in front of the Circus at ES.. it is built underground so u have to go down the stairs.. i love the idea of them putting big mirrors in front of the main door.. coz i can check out myself before going in.. haha..

the interior design is just awesome.. lots of drawings and writings of Allah's name in Arabic on the walls.. the lighting is kinda dim.. it gives out the romantic mood.. the waiters are just too cute.. wearing traditional Turkish dress and hat..

wide varieties of Turkish dishes.. the price? hrmmm.. kinda expensive but still ok.. they give 10% discount to Malaysia students.. AWESOME!!

What did we ordered?
1. the signature dish, 'Divan Kebab' - it comes up in 3 different sizes.. well.. what it means by sizes is 3 different portion.. 1-2 portions (99 grn), 3 portions (149 grn), and 4 portions (199 grn).. looking at the prices, u can guess that we ordered the 1st size (1-2 portions) and share it with 5 person..

2. tavuk kizartmasi - chicken with gravy and paprika (me and faiezz) - 29 grn each

3. Plov - kinda like fried rice.. for more info, please Google (kak hasanah) - 18 grn

4. 2 green tea (teapot) - 8 grn each

5. Lepyoshka - some kind of bread - 5 grn

all together after the 10 % discount is worth 176.40 grn

every restaurant got it's drawback (maybe except for Gordon Ramsay's restaurant, but who knows.. =p.. ).. so what is it for Divan?

1. small tables.. its hard to eat if u got so many dishes on ur table and u have to be careful not to knock over the cup filled with drinks..

2. its impossible to combine the table if u come in a large number.. we had to sit separately coz the amount of people to seat at the sofa is limited ( 4-5 person per table)

Nevertheless.. i like the place.. we had a great time there.. chatting and laughing.. but i wont make it a frequent spot to eat.. habis la kering kocek den..

we found a prayer room beside the toilet in front of Divan entrance.. Alhamdulillah..

Saturday, April 11, 2009


recently i was 'unintentionally' provoked by quite a few to start back my blogging hobby.. i have long left this well known stress releasing, information giving (well mostly stress releasing for me) activity 1 year ago and i started to miss it (thanks to a certain someone).. i used to blog in Friendster ( for those who doesn't know, its a social network where u get to stay in touch or find new friends or soulmates and stuff..).. 5 posts in 2 years.. not a frequent writer, i know.. heheh.. the reason i stopped?? well.. there were an event that turned off my mood.. it's personal i might say.. maybe i'll tell about it a little bit later.. as for now.. i got nothing more to say.. i promised someone that i would start study seriously today.. =p.. later..