Monday, June 30, 2008

VOTE FOR FARHAN! SMS AN(JARAK)FARHAN KE 33399


assalamualaikum wrb,

entry kali ni dibuat khas untuk kawan-kawan aku, kumpulan FARHAN yang terpilih antara 12 peserta terakhir utk pertandingan AKADEMI NASYID, yang disiarkan secara langsung pada setiap sabtu malam ahad di tv9, dekat di hati.

kumpulan mereka membawa identiti lagu-lagu bercorak ketuhanan yang segar. pernah mendapat tunjuk ajar drp ramai guru vokal terkemuka negara antaranya cikgu siti hajar, dan mendapat juga bimbingan dari saudara nazrey johani, ex-raihan. sudah ada single bertajuk 'ya muhammad'. boleh didengar di laman web rasmi mereka, halamanfarhan.



minggu pertama (minggu pengenalan), FARHAN membawa lagu suci sekeping hati yg dipopularkan oleh kumpulan saujana. FARHAN membawa lagu tersebut dgn baik dgn sentuhan dan nafas baru yg diarrange rapi.



minggu kedua, FARHAN membawa lagu iman mutiara yg pernah dipopularkan oleh kumpulan raihan. juga dalam irama yg lebih segar dan sedap didengar.

tetapi nasib tidak menyebelahi mereka. FARHAN tergolong antara 3 peserta terbawah. berdasarkan juri, FARHAN mendapat peratusan yg lebih baik, tetapi undian dari peminat tidak menyebelahi mereka. alhamdulillah, perjuangan FARHAN masih diteruskan. takziah kepada kumpulan wanita, SOFIEYA yg telah terkeluar pada penyingkiran yang pertama.

oleh itu, undilah farhan. SMS AN(jarak)FARHAN dan hantarkan ke 33399. saksikan galeri akademi nasyid pada setiap sabtu pada pukul 1.30tgh hari (selepas carta nasyid) dan siaran langsung akademi nasyid pada sabtu malam ahad pada pukul 8.30 malam.

berikan sokongan anda!

halaman rasmi - halamanfarhan

rakan artis - rakanfarhan

Thursday, June 19, 2008

RA YA NUN DAL WAU...


assalamualaikum wrb,

sofea dah semakin membesar. hari ni umur dia dah masuk 16 hari. sekarang ni dia dah pandai demand dan ada trademark sendiri :

1. sofea susah nak tidur sendiri. dia akan menangis before tidur, minta orang belai n dodoi dia sambil pangku. paling kurang pun letak atas bouncer lepas tu henjut. bila transfer atas tilam, dia berbunyi balik. kena belai n dodoi lama² baru dia tido n boleh letak dkt tilam.

2. susu dah makin kerap minum. susu formula pun dah jarang sgt. susu badan ni, kena ada demand. kalau ada demand, baru dia akan keluar. kalau tak dikeluarkan, nanti bengkak pulak.

3. sofea skrg dah suka taknak berbedung. menangis je minta dibuka. bila buka, terus diam. bila dah tido nyenyak, baru bedung balik.

4. bila dia tgh 'membuang', tgn dia akan tutup muka. maybe malu kot. maklumlah anak dara.

5. bila kita ckp² dgn dia, dia dah pandai menjawab (berbunyi). sometimes kalau nenek sofea geram dgn dia sebab taknak berbedung, dia akan bg respond dgn bunyi 'hah'.

6. kalau tangan dia tak berbedung, dia akan tidur dgn posisi mcm dkt bawah ni. nak solat kot.


hani sofea. semoga menjadi muslimah yang diredhai Allah.

wsalam...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

RM2.70 - EXPLANATION


assalamualaikum wrb,

got an email from a friend regarding the increase of fuel price. and got an email also from a friend to counter back the first email.

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email 1 - new petrol analysis (This article is taken from a Forum of proactive-middle class young adult thinkers) - blog version here
*factual accuracy is not confirmed - penegasan!

WHAT IS NEVER MENTIONED IN Mainstream Media like NST/TheStar/Utusan/BH are these facts....

Malaysian PerCapita Income USD 5000
VS
Singaporean PerCapita Income USD 25000

Further The Star made a comparison of prices in Thailand , Singapore and Indonesia ..

For Thailand it is quoted at RM3.90/liter, however are they aware that in Thailand new cars are cheaper than Malaysia by RM10,000? They pay only one life time for their driving license? No renewal fee after that? Also that goes for road tax as well? And do TheStar also aware that you can drive all the way from Hadtyai to Bangkok on a six lane highway without paying any Tolls ??!!

Whereas here in Malaysia you have to pay yearly renewal for road tax , driving license and TOLLS, TOLLS, TOLLS!!!

For Singapore how can you quote RM 5.20 ? Please quote in Singapore Dollars because they are earning in Sing Dollars. You might as well say Europeans are paying RM10/liter. RM5.20/liter = Sing $ 2.20/liter, still cheaper than Malaysia in view of fact that Singapore is not a crude oil exporter. Are you saying that you fill up petrol in Singapore by paying Ringgit?

In economy, dollar to dollar must be compared as apple to apple. Not comparing like durian in M'sia is much cheaper than durian in Japan!! Of course-lah, Japan is not durian producer!!! Comparing Malaysian durian with Thailand durian make more sense!!

For Indonesia we might say is cheaper there at RM2.07/liter but compare that to their level of income!

Now, let us compare the price with OIL PRODUCING countries:

UAE - RM1.19/litre
Eygpt - RM1.03/litre
Bahrain - RM0.87/litre
Qatar - RM0.68/litre
Kuwait - RM0.67/litre
Saudi Arabia - RM0.38/litre
Iran - RM0.35/litre
Nigeria - RM0.32/litre
Turkmenistan - RM0.25/litre
Venezuela - RM0.16/litre
MALAYSIA - RM2.70/litre

RM 2.70!!! Individual perspective:

As of last month a Toyota Vios would 'cause a damage' of about RM 89,000.
In the international market, a Toyota Vios is about USD 19,000
USD 19,000 = RM 62,700 (using the indicative rates of USD 1 = RM 3.30)
That makes Malaysian Vios owners pay an extra RM 26,300.

This RM 26,300 should be cost of operations, profit and tax because the transportation costs have been factored in to the USD 19,000.

RM 26,300/ RM625 petrol rebate per year translates to a Vios being used for 42.08 years.

I do understand that the RM 625 is a rebate given by the government, but it also means that one has to use the Vios for 42.08 years just to make back the amount paid in taxes for the usage of a foreign car. Would anyone use any kind of car for that long?

Now with these numbers in front of us, does the subsidy sound like a subsidy or does it sound like a penalty? This just seems to be a heavy increment in our daily cost of living as we are not only charged with high car taxes but also with a drastic increase in fuel price.

With all the numbers listed out, I urge all Malaysians to join me in analyzing the situation further.

Car taxation is government profit, fuel sales is Petronas' (GLC) profit which also translates into government profit. The government may ridicule us Malaysians by saying look at the world market and fuel price world wide. Please, we are Malaysians, we fought of the British, had a international port in the early centuries (Malacca), home to a racially mixed nation and WE ARE NOT STUPID!!!

We know the international rates are above the USD 130/barrel. We understand the fact that the fuel prices are increasing worldwide and we also know that major scientist are still contradicting on why this phenomenon is happening. Some blame Bush and his plunders around the world and some blame climate change and there are others which say petroleum 'wells' are getting scarce.

Again we go back to numbers to be more straight fwd

1 barrel = 159 liters x RM2.70/liter = RM 429 or USD 134

On 1 hand, we are paying the full cost of 1 barrel of crude oil with RM2.70 per liter but on the other hand the crude oil only produces 46% of fuel.

Msia sells crude oil per barrel at USD130 buys back Fuel per barrel at USD134. And not forgetting, every barrel of fuel is produced with 2 barrels of crude oil.

1 barrel crude oil = produce 46% fuel (or half of crude oil), therefore
2 barrel crude oil = approximately 1 barrel fuel
In other words, each time we sell 2 barrels of crude oil, equivalently we will buy back 1 barrel of fuel.

Financially,
Malaysia sell 2 barrel crude oil @ USD 130/barrel = USD 260 = RM 858
then, Malaysia will buy back fuel @ USD 134/barrel = RM 442/barrel
Thus, Malaysia earn net extra USD 126 = RM 416 for each 2 barrel of crude sold/exported vs imported 1 barrel of fuel !!!
(USD 260-134 = USD 126 = RM416)

So where this extra USD 126/barrel income is channeled to by Malaysian Govt?????????

Another analysis:

1 barrel crude oil = 159 liters.
46-47% of a barrel of crude oil = fuel that we use in our vehicles.
46% of 159 = 73.14 liters.
@ RM 2.70/liter x 73.14 liter = RM197.48 of fuel per barrel of crude oil. This is only 46% of the barrel, mind you. Using RM 3.30 = USD 1, we get that a barrel of crude oil produces USD 59.84 worth of petrol fuel (46% of 1barrel).
USD 59.84 of USD 130/barrel turns out to be 46% of a barrel as well.

Another 54% = bitumen, kerosene, and natural gases and so many more.
And this makes a balance of USD 70.16 that has not been accounted for.

So this is where I got curious. Where is the subsidy if we are paying 46% of the price of a barrel of crude oil when the production of petrol/barrel of crude oil is still only 46%?

In actual fact, we still pay for this as they are charged in the forms of fuel surcharge by airlines and road taxes for the building of road (because they use the tar/bitumen) and many more excuse charging us but let us just leave all that out of our calculations.

As far as I know, only the politicians who live in Putrajaya and come for their Parliament meetings in Kuala Lumpur (approximately 60+ km) are the ones to gain as they claim their fuel and toll charges from the money of the RAKYAT's TAX.

It is so disappointing to see this happen time and time again to the Malaysian public, where they are deceived by the propaganda held by the politicians and the controls they have over the press.

Which stupid idiot economist equates rebates for rich or poor with the cc of the vehicles? An average office clerk may own a second hand 1300cc proton Iswara costing $7,000 (rebate = $625) while the Datuk's children can own a fleet of 10 new cars of BMW, Audi and Volvo all less than 2000cc costing $2 millions and get a total rebate of $625 x 10 = $6,250! Wow what kind of economists we are keeping in Malaysia...wonder which phD certificate that they bought from...

Misleading concept of Subsidy:

The word "subsidy" has been brandished by the BN government as if it has so generously helped the rakyat and in doing so incurred losses. This simple example will help to explain the fallacy:

Example:
Ahmad is a fisherman. He sells a fish to you at $10 which is below the market value of $15. Let's assume that he caught the fish from the abundance of the sea at little or no cost. Ahmad claims that since the market value of the fish is $15 and he sold you the fish for $10, he had subsidised you $5 and therefore made a loss of $5.

Question : Did Ahmad actually make a profit of $10 or loss of $5 which he claimed is the subsidy?

Answer:
Ahmad makes a profit of $10 which is the difference of the selling price ($10) minus the cost price ($0 since the fish was caught from the abundance of the sea). There is no subsidy as claimed by Ahmad.

The BN government claims that it is a subsidy because the oil is kept and treated as somebody else's property (you know who). By right, the oil belongs to all citizens of the country and the government is a trustee for the citizens. So as in the above simple example, the BN government cannot claim that it has subsidised the citizen!


email 2 - kata org petronas
*again, factual accuracy is not confirmed - penegasan!

Salam,

Sekadar ingin berkongsi reality malaysia as an oil producing country. This is lengthy but please bears with me. This is worth reading through ALSO.

We're not actually comparing apple-to-apple here, as most countries listed have a very long reserve life (the amount of years they have till the oil is finished) and they have a low population compared to their oil reserve (hence they can cater to their own needs without any bother to the supply). Some research can do wonders instead of blaming others.

UAE
Population = 4,380,000
Oil reserve = 97 billion barrels
Production rate = 2.5 million barrels per day
Reserve life = 107 years

Kuwait
Population = 2,851,000
Oil reserve = 99 billion barrels
Production rate = 2.5 million barrels per day
Reserve life = 108 years

Saudi Arabia
Population = 24,735,000
Oil reserve = 260 billion barrels
Production rate = 8.8 million barrels per day
Reserve life = 81 years

Iran
Population = 71,208,000
Oil reserve = 136 billion barrels
Production rate = 3.9 million barrels per day
Reserve life = 74 years

Nigeria
Population = 148,093,000
Oil reserve = 36.2 billion barrels
Production rate = 2.3 million barrels per day
Reserve life = 43 years

Venezuela
Population = 27,877,000
Oil reserve = 80 billion barrels
Production rate = 2.4 million barrels per day
Reserve life = 91 years

Malaysia
Population = 27,452,091
Oil reserve = 4.8 billion barrels
Production rate = 550,000 barrels per day (resources from internet salah. Aku kira production hari², sila ikut nombor aku)
Reserve life = 33 years

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_reserves
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population
http://www.eia.doe.gov/cabs/Malaysia/Oil.html
http://www.malaysia-today.net/Blog-e/2006/03/petronas-profits-create-friction.htm

And the Ahmad fisherman notion that we extract oil from the ground without costs, or little cost, is NOT TRUE. Foolish, even.

FYI, to extract oil from the ground, there're 3 main cycle: Exploration, Development and Production. I won't go into lengthy explanation here; let's just have an overview of Drilling campaigns that needs to be carried out on all three cycles.

Drilling Campaign:

Rig: RM552,000 per day (minimum)

->We don't make rigs. We rent them. The deeper the ocean, the pricier the rig. And FYI, shallow waters of Malaysia is running out of oil. We are running the final race on shallow waters, have to concentrate on smaller pore-sized fields and taking the greater risk and more cost on deepwater fields.

Supply boat : RM 209,509 per day (minimum)

-> We need at least 2 supply boats.

That's the cost of just two of many, many more items involved in Drilling campaigns alone. I'd like to reiterate that these campaigns occur in ALL of the 3 cycles, each campaign is at least 4 months. Do the math or better yet, put it in a fancy Excel and publish it around.

That's just costs involved in extracting the oil.

How about transporting it to shore? How about refining it for industries, daily stuff and for your car?

Some may ask why are we selling our oil, since we can use it? Well, here the answer: WE DONT HAVE MONEY. What else can we sell to make money? Tin? Gold? Pepper? Rubber? All these calculated together would not make even a small portion of profit in O&G. Our oil is of one of the best quality in the world because it is low in sulphur. FYI, we don't need best quality oil for our cars, it's only used in industries and in jets. In the international oil price is average USD130/bbl, ours would be close to USD140/bbl.

And then some might additionally ask, SO WHERE DID ALL THE OIL MONEY GO? Please refer to the statistics above, we have less than 50yrs of supply of O&G, although more explorations are aggressively being done in deepwater and small fields. PETRONAS needs the money to ensure that we have the supply AFTER 50 years. PETRONAS is aggressively pursuing O&G projects overseas, and these projects do not come cheap. In other words, PETRONAS is not the nation's piggy bank, it's THE bank for our children's children.

So please, do not be swayed easily by cheap-mouthed politicians who do not have the in-depth knowledge about how the process goes. If they say they want to use our oil money, please do consider our children's children. PETRONAS have been supporting the nation by giving back almost 60% if its profits.

Itu pakai cheap labor tu. Our skilled engineers, even often frustrated by the meager wages they get for risking their lives at sea, sometimes for weeks, still they stay and think of the country. I'm proud to say a lot of them are very patriotic. But also a lot of them are enticed by Middle East countries and others to work for them for more attractive salary. Nak recruit orang baru senang, but we have to train them and training takes 2-3 yrs!. Since we are running our last mile in our existing oilfields, we need experienced workers, and they don't come cheap.

So next time any politician says, DUIT PETRONAS PEGI MANA?, ask them back DUIT CUKAI SAYA PEGI MANA?

I think that would be more appropriate :p

KEHIDUPAN AKHIRAT ADALAH KEHIDUPAN HAKIKI

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so, tepuk dada, tanya iman kita.

wallahu a'lam...

Monday, June 16, 2008

MUKA SIAPA YE?


ANAK AYAH...


assalamualaikum wrb,

last weekend i was at bandar tenggara, my IL's home. 'melepas rindu' to mrs dwen n dearest sofea. sofea looks different now, ye la, aku ni jumpa seminggu sekali. kulit pun dah start menggelupas. dah pandai bukak mata (walaupun tak nampak lagi). sekarang ni dia dah semakin manja, asyik merengek minta dipangku n dodoi. kalau tak, taknak tidur.



aku banyak berbual dgn sofea walaupun dia tak faham. tapi orang cakap, baby boleh dengar n ingat apa yg kita cakap sekarang ni. aku cakap benda² yang baik, bagitahu sofea harapan aku bila dia dah besar nanti. sometimes dia membalas (berbunyi).

sofea pun dah pandai senyum. selalu senyum sorang² masa tidur. kadang² bila aku berbual dengan dia, pandai pula dia senyum. alahai anak ayah.



hani sofea. anak ayah yang menjadi penyejuk mata n penawar hati ayah n ibu...



(more pictures of hani sofea, click here)

Friday, June 13, 2008

RINDU...


assalamualaikum wrb,

cant wait for 5.45pm... will take all my belongings at home, drive to bandar tenggara to meet my wife and adorable sofea... i really miss both of them...

sofea is now 10 days old... she has recovered from jaundice... the reading now is about 8.3, my wife sms-ed to me this afternoon... thanks to Allah for His bliss to us...

sofea dah makin besar sekarang. beratnya dah bertambah kepada 3kg lebih. tali pusat pun dah tanggal, so takdelah dia sakit perut lagi. sometimes sakit jugak, maybe terasa ngilu. tadi masa ambil darah untuk check jaundice, sofea dah tak menangis lagi. anak ayah ni baik. tapi masa nurse datang nak check badan sofea, masa nurse selak baju sofea, sofea menjerit macam marah. bila nurse tanya "eh, marah ke?", sofea boleh pulak berbunyi macam menjawab soalan nurse tadi. pandainya anak ayah ni, nak borak² dengan nurse ye?

bila dekat rumah sensorang, aku tengok gambar² sofea yang wife aku hantar. ada yang tengah tersenyum la, ada yang tengah muncung la, ada yang tengah tidur la. tersenyum aku sensorang dekat rumah. nak buat macammana, diorang ada dekat kampung, tinggallah aku dekat melaka ni.

anak ni anugerah terindah dari Allah untuk kita. bila aku bersama wife aku semasa dia deliver hari tu, aku tahu yang pengorbanan seorang ibu tu amat besar, sampaikan kita sebenarnya memang tak boleh nak balas dengan wang ringgit hatta berjuta sekalipun. terfikir aku, kenapalah ada orang yang sanggup membuang keluarga, lupa ibu ayah dia bila dah berjaya.

cakap pasal buang, bila aku lihat sendiri betapa susahnya seorang ibu melahirkan anak yang dikandungnya selama 9 bulan, aku terfikir apalah perasaannya orang yang membuang anak. sudah la penat ke hulu ke hilir 'bawak perut' yang besar, lepas tu buang pulak. macammana la diorang deliver sendiri baby tu. takde rasa kasihan sedikit pun. astaghfirullah...

ya Allah ya tuhan kami, Kau jauhkanlah kami dari sifat² manusia yang engkau murkai. jadikanlah kami di kalangan hamba²Mu yang terpilih...

wallahu a'alam...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

JAUNDICE


assalamualaikum wrb,

alhamdulillah, umur sofea dah masuk hari yg ke 8... rindunya dkt ibu n sofea... wife aku berpantang di johor, so bleh balik tengok dorang weekend je lah... tak sabarnya nak tunggu hari jumaat...

since the birth day, sofea kena jaundice... even dlm rekod pun doktor dah tulis jaundice sofea masa lahir tu dah 9.4 kalau tak silap... the next day (4th), balik johor... on 5th baru pegi klinik utk buat check-up for mom n baby... nurse dtg rumah ptg tu, tgk yg sofea dah kuat kuning dia... kitorang tak aware masa balik johor tu, so on thursday pergi bawak sofea ambik darah... makin naik, dah jadi 10.7... hari jumaat, jaundice sofea makin naik, 11.4... klinik advice utk pergi hosp kota tinggi utk ambik darah on saturday sbb klinik tutup weekend... tp sbb family IL aku nak pergi meminang for my brother IL, maybe akan bawak sofea on sunday...

pg sabtu, nurse datang, check sofea n ibu... dia ckp sofea makin kuning, so ptg tu bawak sofea pegi klinik, dorang bukak khas utk sofea... makin naik, 13.6 kalau tak silap... kitorang dah risau dah... ptg tu aku dah balik melaka, adik aku nak register belajar... hari ahad MIL bawak sofea pegi amik darah, makin naik, dah cecah 14.8 lebih kurang... nurse ckp kalau still tak turun esok, kena warded...

esoknya, ibu n MIL bawak sofea pergi klinik ambik darah... alhamdulillah turun balik jd 12.3 lebih kurang... semalam tak ambik darah, sbb hari isnin dah turun, so tunggu today tgk camne... hopefully makin turun...

utk jaundice, mcm² petua dh kitorang dapat... ada yg suruh jemur bawah matahari pg, ada yg tak bg jemur, ada yg ckp mandikan dgn bunga (tak tau apa nama dia) yg boleh beli dkt kedai sensei, ada yg tak bg mandi camtu, ada yg suruh minum air susu kambing segar, ada yg ckp mak dia je minum tp baby tak boleh, ada yg suruh mandi dgn nila basuh baju dll petua² yg kitorang dapat...

yg penting, susu kena minum, banyak kena minum... budak yg kena jaundice ni selalu nak tido je, malas nak minum... kena kejut dia minum, paling kurang 2 jam sekali... bila dia membuang, masa tu la jaundice dia tu keluar sekali dari badan... itu jugaklah yg aku dpt dari sini...

jap lg ada meeting kat melaka, lepas tu petang plak ada meeting dkt cyber... huhuhu... skrg boleh la pegi cyber sbb wife pun dah bersalin n ada dkt melaka... kalau mcm last² nak bersalin dulu, tak berani aku nak pergi cyber... takut apa² nanti tak sempat nak balik melaka...

ok, sambung kerja...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

hani sofea binti mohd noridzuan


assalamualaikum wrb,

alhamdulillah... aku nak berkongsi berita gembira ni dgn semua... aku secara rasminya telah bergelar ayah kepada anak perempuan aku HANI SOFEA BINTI MOHD NORIDZUAN yg seberat 2.76kg telah selamat lahir pada 3 jun 2008 pukul 9:04 pagi waktu malaysia, di hospital pantai ayer keroh, melaka...

kalau ikutkan, sofea still 36 weeks dlm perut ibu dia on the day dia lahir... tp sebab tak sabar nak tengok ibu dgn ayah dia, sbb tu dia keluar cepat tu ;-)

masa deliver, aku duduk side by side dgn wife aku dkt labour room, from 1am (contraction) sampai la dia bersalin... so sesiapa yg tak pernah experience duduk dgn wife korang dalam labor room masa dia bersalin, you should have that... masa tu baru la korang tahu betapa tingginya pengorbanan seorang ibu, dari mula mengandung, morning sickness, sampai la ke deliver...

ya allah ya tuhan kami... kami bersyukur kpdMu di atas kurniaan zuriat kami ini... semoga dia menjadi anak yang solehah, yg taat pada perintahMu, menghormati org tua dan berpekerti mulia seperti hamba-hambaMu yg terpilih... amin...



video



HANI - delighted, SOFEA - beautiful... Hani Sofea, kecantikan yg menggembirakan... semoga dia akan cantik keseluruhannya, insya allah...

wallahu a'lam...