February 27, 2007

(Too Phat&Yassin)
Ult li albi bissaraha (I'm opening up my heart with honesty)
Hayya nab'idil karaha (Let’s avoid the hated and hatred)
Syakkireena a' kulli ni'ma (Let's remain thankful with what we have)
Ba' ideena anil fattana (Let's avoid all lies and sins)
Verse 1
I feel the heat
From these 4 candles burning
As I'm staring out the window
In solitude I look at life
From different angles
Thoughts strangled
My mind is suffocatin'
In this truth quest
A greed law
That we abide by is ruthless
Enough will never satisfy
Until we toothless
Filthy millionaires
Are gamblin' until they muflis
A sad fact of life
But mankind approved this
I gotta call Him
Sajadah is where the booth is
I'll make it clear that
I ain't even tryin' to preach here
By sharing thoughts I hope
To find a little peace here
I thank Allah for blessing me
To be creative
So here's a diss for me
For bein' unappreciative
Wanted a perfect life
Yeah smile then die old
Fame, money, women
Phat cribos and white gold
Drive my own Beemer
Before I hit two six
A straight pink bitin' toothpicks
Who walk around town wit' two chicks
And doin' new hits to woo tricks....
Now that's wrong
Pleasure from partyin'
And bull ish don't last long
A lotta yuppies sneakin'
Cars out when dad's gone
Crackin' bottles in clubs
Frontin' designer fashion
But I ain't about
To trade happiness for a Jag
So stop smilin' with your ragtop down
Cause for a fact I don't care about your money
Or how slick your car
'Cause no matter how rich and big you are It's still Allahuakbar...
Ult li albi bissaraha (I'm opening up my heart with honesty)
Hayya nab'idil karaha (Let’s avoid the hated and hatred)
Syakkireena a' kulli ni'ma (Let's remain thankful with what we have)
Ba' ideena anil fattana (Let's avoid all lies and sins)
Verse 2
I know that all this Ain't the right thing
Partying, chasing moneys
And material things
Flying high
Think nobody gonna
Clip my wings
I'm lying to myself
Knowing that
I've been neglecting
As a healthy Muslim
Riches and loot
Ain't nothing
We frontin' Diamonds and scrilla
But forget to say
Made my album a killer
Plan B Now 2-3 droppin'
And I wish to
Ask for forgiveness
Your guidance
Protection and strength
For humbleness and faith
To make me a better man
Success in foreign lands
Never dreamt of that
I remember being 18
When we started Too Phat
Now let's go back
Three years before that
Sometimes I forget
Me and my parents
Took a trip with granddad
I remember '95
While performing Umrah
Made my wish in Mecca
Right in front the Kaabah
Dear God
You made it possible
When facing obstacles
Please let me do good
Before I pass on
In the hospital
And keep reciting
The Testimony of Faith
And find the right way
Out of this life's maze
Ult li albi bissaraha (I'm opening up my heart with honesty)
Hayya nab'idil karaha (Let’s avoid the hated and hatred)
Syakkireena a' kulli ni'ma (Let's remain thankful with what we have)
Ba' ideena anil fattana (Let's avoid all lies and sins)
Verse 3
Ay yo…
Two candles go out
That's when I feel the wind blow
I haven't met Fatim
For two years
Been livin' like I'm single
Evaluatin' all the friendships
The reason it's the tenth year
Is 'cause she's a patient chick
And as far as friends are concerned
Many I've had it all
From those who cried for my pain
To those who plotted my fall
I learned to differentiate
Fakes from the great
Mates from the snakes
Apes wanna beef
Hate's all it takes
For me to blow
A diss song for you
Not even worthy
As an album filler
So now it's smiles
And Alhamdulillah
Yeah, love me
Or hate me
This who I am
Look at the past at times
I wish that I was born again
So I can rectify mistakes
And my wrong doings
Attempts on minimizing my sins
Before my story ends
I ain't no Eddie Murphy
Tryin' to sound as a holy man
But if I tried to be a better person
Now I prolly can (Wait...)
Who am I to advise you
I ain't been the best Of God's slaves
Just a poet writin'
What my thought says
A little house
A little car
A little sweet girl
Thank you Lord
I'll try to slow it down
On the cheap thrills
This song will prolly stir
A little controversy
At least I ain't be rappin'
Bout the stuff
As tho' I'm born in Jersey
Stage name is Malique
And lost name is Cairel
Mama told me
Stop complaining too much,
So I will...
Ult li albi bissaraha (I'm opening up my heart with honesty)
Hayya nab'idil karaha (Let’s avoid the hated and hatred)
Syakkireena a' kulli ni'ma (Let's remain thankful with what we have)
Ba' ideena anil fattana (Let's avoid all lies and sins)
Spot the Errors:
Do you see any mistakes? Correct the sentences where you find mistakes. Answers will be posted soon.

1. The man who’s car was stolen is very angry.
2. I am suppose it’s all right to lend him money.
3. Please take my advise.
4. The coffee was to hot to drink.
5. The company has changed it’s policy.
6. Put they’re bags over there.
7. My collage is opposite my house.
8. Her house is older then his.
9. I don’t except your apologize.
10. I want story you about my vacation.

Just for this morning, I am going to smile
when I see your face and laugh
when I feel like crying.

Just for this morning, I will let you
choose what you want to wear,
and smile and say how perfect it is.

Just for this morning, I am going to step
over the laundry and pick you up and take you to
the park to play.

Just for this morning, I will leave the
dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put
that puzzle of yours together.

Just for this afternoon, I will unplug
the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit
with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.

Just for this afternoon, I will not yell
once, not even a tiny grumble when you scream and
whine for the ice cream truck, and I will buy you
one if he comes by.

Just for this afternoon, I won't worry
about what you are going to be when you grow up, or
second guess every decision I have made where you
are concerned.

Just for this afternoon, I will let you
help me bake cookies, and I won't stand over you
trying to fix them
Just for this afternoon, I will take us
to McDonald's and buy us both a Happy Meal so you
can have both toys.

Just for this evening, I will hold you in
my arms and tell you a story about how you were
born and how much I love you.

Just for this evening, I will let you
splash in the tub and not get angry.

Just for this evening, I will let you
stay up late while we sit on the porch and count all
the stars.

Just for this evening, I will snuggle
beside you for hours, and miss my favourite TV

Just for this evening when I run my finger through your hair as you pray,
I will simply be grateful that God has given me the greatest gift
ever given.

I will think about the mothers and
fathers who are searching for their missing
children, the mothers and fathers who are visiting their
children's graves instead of their bedrooms.

The mothers
and fathers who are in hospital rooms
watching their children suffer senselessly and
inside that little body

And when I kiss you goodnight I will hold
you a little tighter, a little longer
It is then,
that I will thank God for you, and ask him for
nothing, except one more day


*Both poem and song are dedicated to my late lovely little niece, Asma Sofyea.
English Variety: American(AmE) and British English(BritE)

Here is a list of the most common vocabulary differences between American and British English.







first floor/ground floor





movie theater/cinema


parking lot/car park


February 13, 2007


Life is not always a smooth sail.

We cannot control the wind but we can adjust our sail.

February 09, 2007

Two cows are standing in a field.
One says to the other "Are you worried about Mad Cow Disease?
"The other one says "No, It doesn't worry me, I'm a horse!"
Did You Know?

Jeans were invented by Levi Strauss in the 1850s, a sailmaker who had travelled to America in search of gold. He took with him some hard wearing cloth to sell as wagon covers and tent material. When the gold prospectors complained that their trousers were falling apart, Strauss used the cloth to make the first jeans. As the cloth came from Nimes in France, it became known as denim (de Nimes).

Assalamualaikum dan Salam Hormat everyone,

Apa khabar? Sudah agak lama rasanya saya tidak update blog ini dengan informasi terkini. Semestinya saudara-saudari tertanya-tanya kemanakah saya menghilangkan diri merajuk membawa diri..;-)

Sebenarnya saya begitu sibuk menguruskan pelbagai perkara, namun rasa cinta saya kepada blog ini dan anda begitu mendalam dan hari ini saya kembali lagi bertemu anda semua.

Perkara yang paling menarik perhatian saya kali ini ialah mengenai pertanyaan beberapa pengunjung blog yang bertanyakan bagaimana mereka boleh fasih berbahasa Inggeris. Jawapannya begitu mudah, anda semua kena HIDUP BERSAMA BAHASA INGGERIS ataupun seperti saya katakan sebelum ini live, eat, hate, love and sleep in English! Bunyinya agak keterlaluan, tetapi inilah kenyataannya (sila rujuk post saya yang lepas).

Mari kita sama-sama berfikir, kenapa selama 11 hingga 12 tahun ataupun dari darjah 1 hingga tingkatan 5,pelajar-pelajar kita belajar Bahasa Inggeris tetapi masih tidak fasih bertutur hinggalah mereka tamat pengajian di universiti ataupun kolej? Mengapa rasanya? Kebanyakan pelajar hanya belajar apa itu past tense dan present tense dalam bilik darjah sahaja tapi tidak bertutur pun sama ada di dalam kelas jauh sekali di luar kelas.

Belajar Bahasa Inggeris tidak seperti belajar Matematik di mana kita hanya perlu hafal rumus ataupun Fizik dengan formulanya dan Sejarah dengan faktanya. Belajar bahasa, apa-apa sahaja bahasa memerlukan penghayatan, cinta dan pengaplikasiannya. Anda tanyalah mana-mana pakar bahasa sekalipun dan mereka pasti setuju dengan pendapat saya. Jadi sekarang anda tentu sudah mendapat idea bagaimana menguasai dan fasih berbahasa Inggeris. Bagi anda yang mempunyai anak-anak kecil, pupuklah rasa cinta pada Bahasa Inggeris melalui bahan-bahan bacaan, CD karaoke, filem animasi dan pelbagai lagi…yang penting CINTA MESTI ADA!:-)

Di sini saya sertakan sedikit panduan bagaimana anda boleh meningkatkan penguasaan Bahasa Inggeris anda:

1. Mendengar stesen radio Bahasa Inggeris

2. Menonton berita dan filem Bahasa Inggeris

3. Luangkan masa 15 minit setiap hari membaca suratkhabar, majalah, buku-buku Bahasa Inggeris sambil anda belajar 2 atau 3 perkataan baru.

4. Menonton drama-drama Bahasa Melayu di mana anda boleh belajar daripada English subtitlesnya.

5. Ambil kesempatan bertutur Bahasa Inggeris bersama rakan-rakan, guru atau sesiapa sahaja tapi jangan pulak test power dengan pakcik kantin kecuali pakcik kantin memang suka speaking.:-)

6. Dengar dan hayati maksud lagu-lagu Bahasa Inggeris. Tak faham liriknya? Tanya kawan atau lihat maksud dalam kamus dan terbaik tanyalah guru Bahasa Inggeris anda.

7. Luaskan pergaulan anda dengan rakan-rakan berbangsa India, Cina, American, British, Nigerian yang memang bertutur dalam Bahasa Inggeris. (Saya dahulu gemar duduk-duduk berbual dengan students UIA dan foreigners di Central Market).

8. Sertai ESL (English as a Second Language) chatroom, forum ataupun blog. Chat dan belajar dengan orang-orang Amerika, Kanada, Britain and other English native speakers secara FREE and LIVE!

9. Berkawan dan belajar dengan rakan-rakan yang major in English ataupun TESL.

10. Luahkan perasaan dan idea anda menerusi penulisan Bahasa Inggeris dalam diari, SMS, surat, blog, sajak dan lain-lain lagi.

Grammar? Takut Grammar salah? Jangan risau anda belajar dari kesilapan. Malu kalau silap? Kalau malu, lupakanlah niat anda untuk menguasai Bahasa Inggeris ini, teruskanlah membisu dan anda tidak pergi kemana pun! Anda tetap di takuk lama.

Semoga Berjaya!