She is almost a year

It is more than a year …and next month she will be a year!!! Alhamdulillah….

7 more days left and we are about to meet 2013.

I have no success stories but there are lots of milestone achieved. Just note to myself:

  • January – Wafida was born
  • February – KPLI J-QAF
  • Mei – completed correction
  • Jun – conferment of my PhD
  • July – Started teaching
  • November – RAGS approved!!!
  • December- Wafida has 2 teeth!!!

 

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Zinnirah

Quoted verbatim from: http://najah89.blogspot.com/2007/12/kisah-zinnirah.html

Zinnirah adalah seorang gadis yangberasal dari Rome. Kehidupankeluarganya sangat miskin dan dalamkeadaan serba kekurangan. Ketikaberlaku satu peperangan besar di Rome,Zinnirah terpisah daripada keluarganyalalu menjadi tawanan perang. Sejak itudia dijual sebagai hamba dan seringbertukar tangan. Sepanjang menjadihamba abdi, Zinnirah dilayan dengankasar dan adakalanya diperlakukanseperti binatang oleh tuannya.Suatu hari Zinnirah berkenalan denganseorang hamba yang senasib dengannya.Perkenalan itu akhirnya membawa NurIslam dalam diri Zinnirah kerana hambaitu menerangkan ajaran yangdisampaikan oleh Rasulullah.Penerangan yang tulus itu membuka hatiZinnirah untuk memeluk Islam. Namun,dia terpaksa melakukan ibadat secararahsia kerana tuannya memusuhi Islam.Nasibnya lebih malangapabila dia bertukar tangan kepadabangsawan Quraisy yang sangatberpengaruh masa itu, Umar Al-Khattab.Ketika itu, Umar belum memeluk Islamdan juga tidak mengetahui keIslamanZinnirah. Umar yang sangat memusuhiRasulullah terkenal dengan bengis dankasarnya sehingga digeruni, baik lawanmaupun kawan. Akhirnya, Umarmengetahui mengenai keIslaman Zinnirahapabila suatu hari dia mendengar gadisitu membaca al-Quran. Ini menimbulkankemarahan Umar yang mahu menghukumnyadengan siksaan berat.”Tahukah kamu apahukuman yang layak untukmu?” TanyaUmar keras dengan wajah bak singasambil mengheret Zinnirah ke tengahpadang pasir. Di situ, Umar mengikatkhaki dan tangan Zinnirah danmenjemurnya di tengah panasterik. “Inilah caranya supaya kamuinsaf,” katanya lalu meninggalkanZinnirah di situ. Walaupun mukanyaperit dipanah matahari dan kehausan,Zinnirah tabah menghadapi penderitaanitu sambil mulutnya tidak berhentimembisikkan Allah.. Allah…Apabila melihat hambaabdinya belum insaf, Umar menyeretnyake pinggir kota dan mengikatnya ditiang. Dia menyuruh orang mengorekmata Zinnirah sehingga buta. Walaupundarah bercucuran daripada matanya dandia diejek oleh orang kafir Quraisyyang percaya dia dilaknat tuhan Lattadan Uzza, iman Zinnirah tidak lunturmalah mampu berkata, “Sekalipun akudibunuh, kepercayaanku masih tetappada Allah yang Esa.”Penderitaannya ituakhirnya sampai ke pengetahuan AbuBakar as-Siddiq yang membeli Zinnirahdengan harga tinggi. Sejak itu, diatekun beribadat dan dengan kurniaAllah, kedua-dua matanya yang buta itubercahaya semula. Peristiwa yangmengagumkan ini menyebabkan ramaiorang Quraisy memeluk Islam.

Hadirmu bersama kuntum senyuman
Walau dirimu hamba tawanan
Kau jadi impian firdausi
Kau jadi pingitan hiasan duniawi
Walau tak pernah melihatmu
Zinnirah

Matamu jadi taruhan
Gantian lara nilaian iman
Ayuh bersama kita susuri
Perjalanan derita ini
Terlindung sudah indahnya maya
Mata hatimu tetap menyala

C/O :
Oh Zinnirah
Kau umpama bintang di malam hari
Menerangi alam dan ditemani cahaya purnama
Selaut kasih kau hamparkan untuk Ilahi
Tiada sempadan dan tiada bertepi

Oh Zinnirah
Kau umpama bintang di malam hari
Menerangi alam maya dan diteman purnama
Cinta murni yang kau dambakan untuk Ilahi
Tiada sempadan dan tiada bertepi

Oh Zinnirah
Kau serikandi sunyi bersendiri
Di medan ngeri dan bersuara sepenuh berani
Kasih suci yang kau hulurkan untuk Ilahi
Menagih korban kasih abadi

Hadirmu bersama senyuman
Walau diri hamba tawanan
Kau jadi pedoman

Zinnirah kau gadis pilihan
Hiasan dunia
Penyeri di firdausi

A week after the Thesis Seminar

No meeting is scheduled this week as Jon is away and I wanted to take few days break from doing a PhD related tasks for a few days. Rented a car and drive around UK maybe a good idea!!! :).

This few days, I will spend some time to revisit my thesis chapter and running the experiments in the cluster will take place later this week. So what should I focus this week:

  • Update Chapter 1, 2 and 3  of the thesis : Update bibliography, diagrams – this chapter is halfway written, updating the content with the current literature will be a good idea.
  • Discuss with Mark on the issues that he highlighted during the Thesis Seminar. – Mark suggested the idea of ‘ideal simulation number’ which need to be considered whilst running the experiment. Fiona agreed with Mark as she mentioned that the examiner will easily pointed out why you choose the specific number of simulation run . A justification is needed …
  • Finally, I need to email to get access to the cluster for running more experiments..

Hopefully will have a smooth sailing Ramadhan next week, with tadarrus and tarawikh every day..amin

Updates

still masih run experiment, plot result….segmentation fault problem sudah selesai cuma tgh try siap kan 1 more dynamic algorithm….

  • going for conference and holiday next week !!! To scotland this time..:)
  • scholarship masuk next week !! yay
  • Thesis seminar date: 18th August ..please prepare !!!
  • September is a hectic month to-be ..packing , moving…:(
  • October starts my writing up and coding for epuck robot…almost there!!! come on!!!!

whilst waiting for the simulation …boleh tgk model and simulation chapter…apa lagi nak add ? for the thesis and  presentation?….

saturday is “FUN”

if you are in your third year…there is no Saturday for you ..( maybe for me only) ..if the work is not accomplished. If yes, then Saturday & Sunday means ..resting..but today I need to cycle to the school for while and run the experiment and do some analysis so that I can at least show something to Jon ( yes , we have a short discussion on Tuesday, because Jon is away almost 3 weeks after that ..:P ) so….happy experimenting to those who are in the office..happy shopping for those on shops for summer sale and happy sight-seeing for those who are having holidays over the summer…

lets see how the recharging take place

OHOO….read few blogs and found this ,  specially for robotics researchers .;0

Its friday…12th february 2010

It’s friday..12th february..and it is my birthday..old enough to celebrate. We performed ‘solat hajat’ together praying for our future, hoping for a better tomorrow, insyaAllah. That’s me, ever since a little girl, my grandparents forbid birthday celebration, they said ‘mesti berdoa, bersyukur masih hidup hingga ke hari ini’. Kata mereka lagi..’jangan lah dipanggil hari jadi sebab hari itu lebih bermakna di panggil hari lahir, dah lama kita dijadikan cuma dilahirkan pada hari itu…’ alhamdulillah masih ingat ke hari ini walau mereka sudah tiada. We read few sections of hadith 40, alhamdulillah. semoga hidup makin bermakna bila mendekkati Allah. Semoga ilmu setara dengan amal , InsyaAllah…semoga hidayahmu sentiasa bersama kami. Amin ya Allah.

Work wise, progressing well. Alhamdulillah. both algorithm are ready for testing next week. Paper has been updated, submitted ….This month will be ready for testing both algorithms for anchoring and energy sharing and writing a paper for ICARIS 2010.

This week, am planning to start do some writing for my ‘big book’..:P. I have 8 chapters altogether. Collecting all the chapters that have been written in 4 reports submitted to the department, the outline of the ‘book’ is there. Main reference is of course paul’s, nembrini and a new  thesis given by alan.

Without extension, I will have 8 months, :). I am happy as my final year is better than 1st and 2nd. …. I  hope my journey is like this until the end…::)