Sunday, December 13, 2009


Dengan nama Allah yang Maha Pemurah lagi Maha Mengasihani

Salam ukhwah fillah wa lillah

Aq dop taw pn nk tls nde sbeno nye.. hehe.. Alhamdulillah, SPM da abes, sume org pn taw kn.. smmg nye xm 2 abes 8/12/2009 agi tp mmndgkn aq mngmbl mse yg agk lme utk updte blog ngn tls post sket, ari ni bru bley post, hak3.. mmg hepi sngt abes SPM, sb nye x pyh doh brsengkang mata mlm2 (wt smntra wktu la..).. tp gok debo bgai nk rak sbb aq ni bkn nye bdop xcellent yg bleh skor A+ ngn sng, hehe.. bak kte umi aq, stiap kli pas xm, x pnh skli pn aq ckp sng n bleh bwat.. pe yg trkeluar d bbr aq>> ssh gle sokln, rse mcm xleh wt je.. x heran la umi aq tmenung je mnjg akhir2 neh( debo gop ye..).. klu nk cte psl SPM, mmg la x kn hbs spa la result kuar.. based on my statement above, u all surely can guess how my xm was.. haha.. overall, not so bad n not so good..

Ok, new paragraph, nk tulih yg aq tension!!! Aq bru nlk dri umh tok aq neh.. td Ki oyk, Dato’ Najib(PM) sedia scholarship only for 30 best students in Malaysia, MB TRG plak nk bgi scholarship only to 20 best students in Terengganu and not to forget Dato’ Idris Jusoh (MARA) nk hntr 50 students ke unversiti2 trkemuka d dunia… haha.. 30+20+50=100.. ki tnye aq, blh x jd slh sorg plajr trbaik neh.. Argh!!!!! Aq x taw!!! For sure, x cnfident lasong.. klmrn Mak Cik Siha (jiran aq) dtg umh aq, sje jln2, n ye tnye la kt umi, aq ni tmbh sbjek nde, umi aq pn jwb la EST.. ngn x semena-mena nye ye trkejut, knp amik EST?? killer subject 2.. hua3.. x psl2 umi aq, ngn aq skli tension thp petala kelapan.. Ya Allah, tabahkanlah hati hamba-Mu ini agar dpt menerima ape je keputusan yg akan keluar(lmbt ag)..

Ok, pea q nk bwat spnjg cti brbln-bln neh.. kt bwh ni ad 1 news that motivated me a lot, given by Mother..

Sunday December 6, 2009

Waiter’s winning ways


THOUGH armed with only a UPSR (Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah) certificate, Abdullah Omar’s passion for the English language has led him to realise his potential, and a step closer to his dream of becoming a successful businessman.

The 25-year-old from Kampung Telipot, Kelantan may have started out as a waiter in a restaurant in Petaling Jaya three years ago, but is now poised to obtain his diploma in business after becoming the top scorer for the ELS Certified Intensive English Programme.

Abdullah (left) showing off his certificate while his brother Muhamad ‘Uthman looks on. The brothers were awarded the highest marks or Band 9 in the ELS exams, the equivalent of a TOEFL score of 550. — A MALEX YAHAYA / The Star

“I completed Year Six at Sekolah Rendah Islam Aman in Kota Baru and later received informal education at a religious school (sekolah pondok) for eight years.

“Owing to my lack of formal qualification, I ended up working as a waiter in Petaling Jaya.

“It was by chance that one day, a professor (Dr M. Jayakaran) who was a regular customer at the eatery spoke to me about English and began encouraging me to learn the language to better myself,” he said after receiving his certificate from Dr Jayakaran, an associate professor from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) recently.

After much persuasion, Abdullah applied for the UPM-ELS Scholarship Scheme (now known as the Tun Dr Mahathir UPM-ELS Scholarship awards) in 2007 to pursue an intensive English course at the ELS Language Centre in Petaling Jaya.

Abdullah admitted that in the beginning, he had wanted to give up the course due to his poor command of the language.Peer pressure was also a factor, as most of his friends had already left school.

“I remember skipping classes for a month and went into hiding in my hometown,” he said.

However, he persevered, and after a year of attending the course, he was awarded the highest marks or Band 9 in the ELS exams, which is the equivalent of a TOEFL score of 550.

Encouraged with this success, Abdullah decided to go for his next challenge of getting his SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) qualification the following year.

He passed all subjects with flying colours.

“I could not believe it that I would one day complete my formal education and get my SPM certificate,” he said.

On what he plans to do next, Abdullah said he would enrol in Kolej Politeknik Mara, Kota Baru to study for a Diploma in Business.

“Now I want to turn my attention towards fulfilling my dream of running my own business one day.”

Meanwhile, more than 600 participants from 20 countries gathered at Equatorial Hotel Malacca for the International Conference On English Language Teaching (ICELT) recently.Organised by UPM in collaboration with ELS Language Centres and Pearson, the two-day conference provided an avenue for teachers to exchange ideas with those associated with teaching English.ICELT chairman Dr Jayakaran said that several comprehensive presentations and workshops were held during the conference to provide teaching methods and materials for teachers to cater to students with different proficiency levels.

Ok, 2 je la.. umi aq ckp, klu nk brjya, kne ad kekuatn rohani.. so, kne dktkn dri kpd Allah la, klu blh kne hafal Quran r kut.. hehe… tbe2 aq trfikir “ok gop neh klu g duk pondok smntra tnggu result”.. haha, hnya fkrn, bkn reality la.. g ambik lesen r pah neh.. whatever la..

Wlau pape pn yg blaku, mst think positive n make my way to excellence.. hehe

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