Original Artwork by Papa, Azhan and Nine (click image to link)
‘In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. By Time, indeed humanity is in a state of loss. Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of truth and in the mutual teaching of patience’ (Surah al-`Asr, 103:1-3)
"Professional Architect lives almost by faith. When called upon he can do the job without fear or favour. He possesses aspecialized skill and lives by a code of ethics cloaked in honour andintegrity. He is expected to speak his mind and give his views. Whenfaced with absolute wrong, he can resolutely disagree and walk away." quote from THE PROFESSIONAL MAN by Ar Dr Tan Loke Mun PRESIDENT PAM

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Depression 1

I've been busy lately, not because of work load at the office but heavily indulging painting artworks. I've also absolutely no idea to write about anything at all. Well, this could be something to write about but somehow the feel is not there. I guess my feel has gone into the canvas!

There is a lot of things that I could write about with the many things happening around. The recession is deepen, more and more people are out of work. Even I'm currently at the risk of redundancy. My sister completed her medical foundation studies in Ireland, my younger brother's married and we've bought tickets to fly home to attend his wedding reception in April.

The sudden of all the arising problem and things happening around me have somehow stopped and froze in time. I do care about things happening around me but the fact that I'm so into my painting as if nothing is more important than the painting itself. From time to time I'd be staying up late with just myself alone inside the painting. Sometimes when I stop to rest from doing the painting it was already 2 in the morning. And when I'm at the office I just couldn't wait to finish the job and go home to my painting..crazy, ain't it?

When you come to think about it this is one way to keep my mind straight and not be so depress with the current economic situation. I don't have any PlayStation or Wii to enjoy with (try to avoid the children from becoming addicted to computer games) but I do have my own playground. My playground is the canvas that could also take hours and hours of adrenaline. Similarly with games consul, I also could change my own environment and places that I wanted to be but with far more freedom.

This somehow doesn't mean that we need to run away from the fact and problem in life. Like one of my favourite Malay movie Ali Setan quote "Hidup nie mesti ada problem, kau perlulah banyak bersabar"(You will have problem in your life, but you must be patient). We need to be prepared for the worst to come not to expect for the worst never came. The things that we'd planned if the D-day were to happen. InsyaAllah, we could make it trough the storm.

However, the real depression is the uncertainty of the situation. Yes, we would never know what was going to happen tomorrow but the certain amount of confidence is needed to keep us from the limbo. We could not carry on with the normal life or plan anything ahead if there is no real date for the D-day. It may or may not happen.

Enough with this babbling. I will get myself or yourself more depress. I will follow the step of Le-Corbusier in making artwork and becoming the master of myself. Till then, I shall indulge myself back into the lovely sunny painting of mine. Cheers!

Friday, 13 February 2009


Wsalam,abg Lan.

Khabar baik.yup study kat politeknik sem akhir dah lepas ni habis la blajo april ni nak balik malaysia seronok tu boleh makan malay food

Nanti datang port dickson boleh la jumpa kalau sempat ni miro sertakan contact number 019XXXXX.

Dah dapat information dari abg Lan sungguh terperinci kajian abg lan.Banyak saya dah kawan2 saya belajar dari presentation board abg lan..this rabu saya nak kene buat report
untuk urbanism di kl tu.Sistem swoc yg abg lan guna cukup berkesan dari segi nak membuat kajian.

Kami semua DSB6/2 mengucapkan terima kasih dalam membantu kami menyiap dan memahami about urbanism.Insyaallah nanti saya shared what a new thing in kl.

Syukur Alhamdulillah, serba sedikit blog ini ada membantu insan lain. Ada sesuatu yang lebih memuaskan diri dari hanya kepentingan kebendaan. Rasa syukur kerana dalam perjalanan kehidupan ini kita dapat menjadi seorang yang membawa kebaikan kepada orang lain. Namun masih terlalu sedikit bakti yang ditaburkan berbanding nikmat yang telah diberikan.

Mungkin begitulah perasaan cikgu-cikgu, pensyarah dan para pendidik yang membuatkan mereka terus gigih dan tanpa jemu menyumbangkan bakti. Walaupun nanti mereka sudah tiada, ilmu yang mereka taburkan akan terus hidup dan dimanfaatkan.

Monday, 9 February 2009

WEST LOT - Precint 10 Putrajaya

"Our commitment is always towards design and planning excellence underlined by a thorough and professional approach."

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9 Jln 16/11, off Jln Damansara
Petaling Jaya

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Monday, 2 February 2009


I am planning to digitalised and published my old diploma practical training log-book (completed in year 2000). It has been sitting on the book shelves for a long time that it could be forgotten. It may not be the greatest practical logbook that you'd ever seen but it did help me to get a decent grade. Like many others, practical training gave us the first glimpse of the real architecture practice and the impact on oneself after the training is undeniable.

Perhaps by recompiling and publishing it here could be of benefits for others which is way better than keeping it to myself. Maybe someday when I'm gone this humble experience won't be buried with me. It shall live on with those who had benefited from it.

I would like to send my gratitude to the Principal of SNO Architects (Saifuddin & Ong Architects Sdn.Bhd), Mr. Saifuddin Ahmad for giving me the opportunity of a life time. Special thanks also to the personal in-charge in guiding me through out the practical training, Mr. Zafarullah Rozaly & Mr. Obliza and all fellow technicians in the practice. I really hope that I'd never forget these gentlemen and their good deeds would stay fresh in my mind. Thanks.

Note: I will post the scanned pages from time to time. So bear with me and please follow the tag PRACTICAL TRAINING LOG-BOOK to keep keep track of the right pages.