Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Master Your Memory --> Wonder If It Works for Me =p

Hmmm.. Not bad, x sampai sebulan since my previous post. Ade improvement! =p Anyhows, I don't have much of a free time with all the works & studies.. Even if I do have time, I'll spend it on watching movies, going out with friends, or simply reading some good books. It's devastating to have the fact that I can't finish reading my not-so-thick books yet. Haihh.. Starting to miss my years of finishing 700-pages books in 5 days.. Dunno why I don't have that spirit anymore...

I'm actually in the middle of doing my work. Converting all the manual accounting data of a company to a computerized version using MYOB. I guess I'm underestimating the workload.. Years of learning accounting and actually put it into practice when I was the Treasurer of a club & events some time ago, I always thought that I could finish any task in just 1 day or 2. But having this work proves me wrong. He he. Never underestimate any problems that you face --> something I learnt when I watched Sailor Moon~~ ^o^

So, since I want to take my mind off the work, I've decided to write. But this time, I'm writing with no purpose. Ha ha. I can't even think of a topic yet. =p But of course, I always think of a topic AFTER I start to write. I guess I'm not really good at planning, huh? =p

Anyhows, since I have started writing, I might as well share with all of you on a chapter of Tony Buzan’s book that I have read, which is titled Master Your Memory (and I still haven't finished reading this book yet =p). One thing I like about Tony Buzan and Stephen R. Covey is that both of them encourage readers to teach others on the lessons learnt from the book. They really want to share their knowledge to people, and they really want people to share the knowledge they have gained with people around them. Talk about passion in teaching. They are among those people whom I have always looked up to, and who I always want to be like someday. =)

The chapter that I would like to share from the book is a very2 basic thing for us to use our brain to memorise things. Tony gave a very simple test on naming the planets in our galaxy system in its order. This test looks simple, and I sort of like want to skip it, as I have always remembered the names of the planets by heart since I was in Standard 4, thanks to the Sailor Moon comic books. =p But when I tried to answer the test, I realize that my ability to memorise all the names according to their order is deteriorating. I was well-versed in the first four planets, but I started to confuse the order of planets starting from Jupiter to Pluto. So, I guess Sailor Moon don’t really help us to remember in order, huh? =p As I continued reading, Tony gave a very interesting tip for us to remember the order of planets. Here are a few paragraphs of his quote from the book:

“In order to memorise the Planets for life, you are going to use a Linking System, in conjunction with your imagination, to create a linked and fantastic story. If you follow it carefully and completely, it will be harder for you to forget than to remember!
Imagine that in front of you, where you are currently reading, is a glorious SUN. See it clearly, feel its heat, and admire its orange / red glow. Imagine, next to the Sun, a little (it’s a little Planet) thermometer, filled with that liquid metal that measures temperature: MERCURY.
Imagine that the sun heats up, and eventually becomes so hot that it bursts the thermometer. You see all over the desk or floor, in front of you, tiny balls of that liquid metal Mercury. Next you imagine that, rushing in to see what happens, and standing by your side, comes the most beautiful little goddess. Colour her, clothe her, perfume her, and design her as you will. What shall we call our little goddess? Yes, VENUS!
You focus so intently on Venus with all your senses, that she becomes almost a living physical reality in front of you. You see Venus play like a child with the scattered Mercury, and finally manage to pick up one of the mercury globules. She is so delighted that she throws it in a giant arc way up in the sky (which you see, as light glistens off it throughout its journey), until it hurtles down from on high and lands in your garden with a gigantic ‘thump’!, which you both hear and feel as a bodily vibration. And on what planet is your garden? EARTH.
Because of the power of her throw, and the height of the arc, when the globule lands it creates a small crater which sprays earth (EARTH) into your neighbour’s garden. In this fantasy you imagine that your neighbour is a little (it’s a little Planet), red-faced (it’s a red Planet), angry and war-like character carrying a chocolate bar in his leading hand! And who is this God of War? MARS.
Mars is furious that earth has gone into his garden, and is just about to attack you when, striding on to the scene, comes a giant so large and powerful that he shakes the very foundations (and you must feel them) of where you are. See him standing a hundred feet tall, and make him as real as you made Venus. He tells Mars to calm down, which Mars immediately does, for this new giant, with a giant cow-lick ‘J’ on his forehead, is your best friend as well as being the king of gods, the fifth Planet: JUPITER.
As you look up to the hundred-foot-high Jupiter, you see the word ‘SUN’ emblazoned in flashing gold letters across the giant T-shirt on his enormous chest. Each of these gigantic letters stands for the firs letter of each of the next three big Planets of the Solar System: SATURN, URANUS, and NEPTUNE.
Sitting on Jupiter’s head, barking his little heart out with humour because he thinks the episode has been so hilarious, is a little (little because the Planet is so small) Walt Disney dog by the name of PLUTO.”

Interesting way of remembering, isn’t it? I have tried and get the whole planet thing in order with only 1 run after imagining this story. I’m sure all of you can too. Just let your imagination flow and have fun in learning… You will never forget the order after this! =)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Are We Healthy?

Wow. 4 months since the last post. Nak kata bz, x jugak. Ha ha. I guess I just don't have the urge to write yet, although da quite a few books that i've finished reading. Pemalas betul nak update blog. =p

Life is so far great.. But academically, not up to my expectations.. Health-wise okay, fit-wise still not achieving the target. he he. Life is as normal as it has always been.. Am trying to improve myself day by day, tapi bile 1 day improve, the next day went back 1 step. Ha ha. Bile la nak berubah kalau cani.. =p

Anyhows, today's post will be more on health topics.. What with the H1N1 and all the people that I've visited at hospitals.. I hope all my friends, family, and their family members who were sick are recovering well by now.. And I hope that all the family members of those who were sick learn a lot of the nature of the patients' sickness, and do their best to help the patients recover and at the same time they too must learn how to prevent themselves from getting that very same disease. =)

Since my sister's wedding, there are quite a few people that I have visited at hospital.. There's Mina with her ruptured blood vessels around her nose area.. There's Aisyah with her mom suspected and confirmed to have TB.. And there's Achik with heart attack.. oh, and most recently, Kak Jot hospitalised for Athma.. Wow, with this lot of people being hospitalised, I myself have started to be health-conscious with what I eat, and how I eat.. But controlling what I eat is quite hard, as I still like those kerang, paru and all.. But I have decided to minimise all the fast-food and oily food. and I start to minimise my intake of iced drinks (thanks to a friend who have advised me frequently ;)). Tapi once in a while, tempted gak nak minum iced drinks. He he. But da x slalu cam dulu.. =) And about how I eat, dulu I like to share my food & drinks with other people.. but nowadays, with all the H1N1, bla bla bla things.. I started to hesitate for a while to share with a non-family member. I don't know whether this hesitation is a good thing or bad.. But precaution measures still have to be taken, right? =)

As for myself, I have a risk (risk je, belum betul2 kena) of having low blood pressure. I get dizzy when I get up from the floor, and sometimes from the chair or from lying down.. Even kadang2 tgh dari tunduk tiba2 nak pandang atas, bleh dizzy kejap. When I did a free medical check-up August last year, they have said that my blood pressure is betul2 at the line between normal and low, so I have to take precautions. And when I ask the doctor to check again this year, they say the same thing. I have to get myself active to increase my blood pressure, but I also should not force myself too much, as I will get easily tired. Oh, and another thing, ada doc cakap saye mungkin x cukup makan.. So I have to take in a lot of nutrinious food.. Biar betul aku x cukup makan, rase cam da gemok. Ha ha. Maybe what she meant is x cukup nutrients kot.. So kena makan banyak healthy food. =) Ayah cakap mase muda2 de camtu gak.. The same symptom of dizziness. Tapi sejak de masuk army, symptom tu da hilang. He said maybe because of the healthy lifestyle dalam army tu kot.. Because they will always have strength activities and are served nutritiounos food. So I guess I should have lifestyle like an army la kot. =p

Another thing that I have to do is to have regular intakes of 500mg Vitamin C supplements.. This is due to mase kecik2 my legs slalu lebam tanpa sebab. Doc cakap, I might have vain yg x kuat, so de galakkan amek Vitamin C 500mg when I was darjah 3 camtu.. The Vitamin C intake for normal kids mase tu was 250mg, so I have to take double the intake. Thus, bile da besar ni, ayah advise makan 1000mg sbb the normal adult intake of Vitamin C is 500 mg.. Tapi rase takut overdose la pulak.. Ha ha. So selagi I don't have the same symptom cam mase kecik dulu, I'll stick with the 500mg Vitamin C. A good supplement for everyone pun nowadays, cuz Vitamin C helps us to stay healthy.. Prevents kite dari general flu and fever.. I suggest everyone take Vitamin C as supplement, sbb slalunye our food ni memang kurang sket vitamin. =)

1 more thing that I inherit from my dad (apart from the same sensitive skin & stomach =p) is once-in-a-while cramp at legs that once occured, will occur quite frequently after that. Slalunye will occur time tgh tdo, or time mandi.. Sbb slalunye time tu sejuk.. Ayah believe that it might be due to low intake of salts and lack of stretching activities.. When I googled, his points are right.. But it could be a symptom of other disease as well. So, the safest is to ask a doctor and to do a thorough health check (which Ayah had avised a long time ago, tapi asyik tangguh2 je =p). Takut kalau kite assume and try to ubat sendiri, jadi sakit lain lak. A reminder to all yg having the same symptom gak. ;)

Okay, I guess that's it for this post. Hope everyone is doing their best to live a healthy life. =)

Friday, July 31, 2009

S.I.S.T.E.R - Special Edition =D

He he.. Long time haven't updated the blog.. Been busy with my sis' wedding preparation. And now that it's settled, have my lovely time back. ^_^

Anyhows, in this post, I will just share with you guys something I wrote about my sis which I had given short speech about during the reception. This is especially dedicated for you, Kak Id, in case you're reading. =)

Bismillah… Assalamualaikum…

Terima kasih, DJ, kerana memberi saya peluang untuk berkata2 sebentar di hari yang serba indah ini. Saya x nak cakap lama2, sbb saya da lama tinggalkan zaman cakap depan khalayak ramai ni... So I have a little bit stage fright today… But I will just get on with it. =)

Seperti yg para hadirin ketahui, hari ini merupakan hari paling bahagia kepada kedua mempelai kite, iaitu Muhamad Adil dan Norshahida Wati. I wish “Selamat Pengantin Baru” to both of you. =) Ehmm.. I don’t know much about Abang Adil, as I am yet to explore about his background and personalities starting today… Thus, my short speech today will focus on the bride instead, which is my sister – Shida.

Shida was born on 29th December, 1982, which was 5 years before me. So, of course, due to the big gap of years between us (and also being the eldest girl sibling), she was always responsible for all the house chores, and she is really good at it (lucky you, Abang Adil ;))

Setelah usia meningkat, Shida pun bersekolah di Tadika Seaport dan kemudiannya ke SRK Kelana Jaya (1) ketika Shida berumur 7 tahun. Selepas itu, Shida melanjutkan pelajaran di SMK(A) Simpang Lima, dan kemudiannya di SMAP Labu. Due to excellent result, she was then offered a scholarship to pursue her studies in Accounting & Finance at Kolej Matrikulasi Yayasan Saad (where she did her A-Level) and later at Warwick University, UK (where she did her Bachelor’s Degree). Selepas habis belajar, Shida ditawarkan untuk bekerja sebagai eksekutif di PNB, tempat beliau bekerja sehingga kini.

As you can see, she had an excellent academic background. Curriculur-wise, she was in the student bodies, student publications, and members of other organizations in nearly all educational institutions that she had attended. But then, who cares about this type of background for this particular day. I’m sure most of you, if not all, want to know about how she is as a family member, and particularly as a sister. =)

Sebagai seorang anak, Shida adalah seorang yang sangat bertanggungjawab. Shida tidak pernah melawan cakap ibu dan ayah, apetah lagi meninggikan suara. Setiap permintaan ibu dan ayah mesti Shida akan buat segera. Bila ibu dan ayah takde pulak, she will automatically be the 2nd mom, taking care of me when they were not around, dari saya kecik sampai la besar. =)

Sister-wise, she is fun to be around with. She cracks up jokes, hearing to my blabbering about non-important stuff, advices me when I do wrong, guides me in my studies, and be the person who I can annoy always. Thanks for those. ;)

Last but not least, we might be very different in personalities, taste in things, activities to join, etc… But we understand and love each other very well. I love you, Kak Id, and I always will. Sisters forever. =)

Thursday, July 2, 2009


It's that time of the year where I find there's nothing to do and finally settled to update my blog (eventhough there's actually a lot of things to be done.. but who cares =p). Throughout the time where I last blogged (people who didn't know, I had and is still having an account at norshafawati.blog.friendster.com previously), many things have happened. I've went for part-time jobs, went out with friends, finished readings couple of books, and is getting back to my 4th year here in MMU.. Yet, I've never take the time to blog till now.. =)

Since the break period is so long, there are so many things to talk about.. Ideas keep flowing through my head on what to write.. Feel like writing everything, but of course, that would mean spending the whole night infront of the laptop. Wouldn't want that. So I guess I'll focus on 1 thing.. and that would be about 'friends'.. =)

Throughout my 21 years of life (my birthday is not here yet =D), I have met a lot of people whom I called as friends.. Those whom I've always appreciate their appearance in my life. But finding ones who I really can share everything with is quite hard. I can be friendly to strangers and make friends to anyone whenever i feel like it, but i rarely open up to people about my personal life.. even to my bestfriends sometimes. Let's just conclude that I'm not the type who likes to tell everything. I prefer to keep part of my life private. =)

Life is always changing, and the environment constantly changes. We also change to adapt to the environment.. And that change might be for the better or worse, depends on how we react to the situation.. Thus, we need friends that can accept us for who we are and for who we will turn out to be. We need them to constantly remind us who we are and the wrongs that we have done. We need them to share all the happiness and sorrows. We need them to have fun together and to swap stuff and stories. These friends are not just friends. They are our closest friends.. =)

In MMU, I've already felt big losses in the first semester of this fourth year.. People who I always spend my time & stories with are either graduating, having their intership, or have decided to take a break from studies to work.. I guess it's that time of your life again where you have to part from the people you are close with.. =( But looking things on different view, this will just be a beginning of a wonderful friendship. Wani & I were separated to different schools since Form 4, but we are still the best of friends and share gossips once every few months in a year (you have no idea how long we gossip through phone once we have the chance.. ha ha). So I guess getting separated from your friends are not really that sad, since you will get a whole bunch of stories to tell to each other every once in a while. ^_^

I don't know why, but somehow I'm starting to miss all my old friends.. I'm uploading some pics here so that you guys can re-live the moments we had together.. miss u guys loads!

nana comeyy~

dgn dak2 skola menengah @ wedding ain. =)

wif Fairuza

wif Nisa.. windu nak lepak mamak malam2 lagi.. x pasti windu kat ko ke mamak. ahaha.

Nora comeyy

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ngan mina comeyy

with Fasya, 1 of my best buds there. =)

Group 25~ miss u guys!

Community Service =D

With Apai

Mase amek result SPM

We were best buddies back then.. =)

eating with Kak Yong & Nisa

the 1st classmates I know =)

during OC binding camp

with my close fren kat sane, nadya.. kawan b'gossip sampai skarang~ =D

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with wani @ KLCC

New Blog Account!

Ha ha.. FINALLY get myself to open a blog account at a pure blog hosting site.. millions people have adviced, but only started to consider very recently (okay, maybe not million people.. maybe even less than ten =p). However so, am still considering which site will be my permanent blog.. I love my old friendster blog account, as I can just check friendster & blog around the same day, same time, same site. Nevertheless, will keep posting on both sites till i figure out which one to use.. so keep updating yourselves here! ^_^