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Tautan Kasih 13 brought to by Malaysia Relief Agency

By on June 6, 2017

Selam aleykum and hi guys!

So today I want to share with you guys what I did last weekend! This is so exciting because this one of the things that really love to do when I got chance.

I joined Tautan Kasih 13 which organised by Malaysian Relief Agency (here is their Facebook go click LIKE now!) last 2,3 and 4 June 2017. This is my fourth time joining them and I am so excited because this event is my event after a very looooong break. You know I don’t have time to join because we got no holidays for final year medical student. Nak cuti pun kena curi-curi. Sobs.

Tautan Kasih is kind of yearly event (sometimes there’s few times in a year depends on demand) that they will make it during Ramadan because of this time of Ramadan when you can’t eat during the day, it will simulate the drought. So, this year event will simulate the drought and famine in Yemen.

You have to register it online (they make it more systematic now because so many people joining now bravo bravo i like it) then after you pay the fee about RM 150 (this also depends on the organiser because my last 3 times that I joined it’s free!) then you will received an email about your confirmation. If you didn’t received the email maybe because of technical problems please follow up with them or you will miss the chance to join it.

There are 3 level that you can joined. You need to pass one level to enter the next level.

1. LABK (Asas)
– untuk peserta yang belum pernah menyertai program latihan bantuan kemanusiaan anjuran MRA.
– ianya merangkumi 6 buah modul Latihan Asas Bantuan Kemanusiaan.
 

2. LPBK (Pertengahan)
– untuk peserta yang telah berjaya menamatkan kursus latihan LABK pada tahun-tahun sebelumnya.
– ianya merangkumi 6 buah modul Latihan Pertengahan Asas Bantuan Kemanusiaan sebagai persediaan untuk ke peringkat lanjutan.

3. LTKK (Lanjutan)
– untuk peserta yang telah berjaya menamatkan kursus latihan di peringkat pertengahan iaitu LPBK.
– merangkumi beberapa modul pelaksanaan projek di lapangan.

 

Program latihan ini adalah terbuka kepada SAHABAT MRA dan orang awam (warganegara sahaja) yang berumur 16 tahun dan keatas. Pendaftaran boleh dibuat melalui pautan link dibawah. Tempat penyertaan adalah terhad dan yuran pendaftaran untuk setiap peringkat latihan hanya RM150 sahaja.

This year they upgrade the event to another place which is more exciting. They will involve more 4X4 this time!
Finally you will get the list of items that we need to bring. So here some ideas what to bring along with you to ease your life there.

  1. Identity Card (MUST)
  2. Copy of your Identity Card
  3. First Aid/Medicine (depend on your needs)
  4. Toiletries kit; Shower gel/soap, shampoo, tooth brush, tooth paste, razor, pads, tissues, etc
  5. Sleeping bag (to comfort your night or you can bring blanket and something to sleep on)
  6. Suitable attires ; tshirt, jeans, belts, pants, sweater, jackets, socks, undergarment, telekung, rain gear, towel and shoes
  7. Others ; laundry bag, bugs repellant (guys this VIP hutan guys hutan), candles (no light huhu), lighter/matches, knife (just incase), torch light and its batteries (VIPPPP), notebook and pen, camera, farming gloves (in case), plate and cup (sendirian berhad okay), fork and spoon, and tarvel alarm (if needed)

*please bring suitable bag, no luggage or bag with wheels. it’s camping guys, we are not going for honeymoon.

*women are not allowed to wear baju kurung, jubah, or dress. Please wear suitable attire, again we are going to camp.

*please wear suitable shoes like sport shoes. obviously no high heels or leather shoes.

From Kuala Lumpur the participants took the bus then the last point that the bus can reach, they will ride the 4×4 till the base camp!
Before this, the base camp was at Pos Bersih, Slim River but for this year, they make a history by changing the base camp to Pos Keding, which is far from Pos Bersih and only can be access by 4WD at this time being (there is new road in making, after this the road will be smooth you can even drive your BMW to reach there :p)

Level 1 (Basic): Latihan Asas Bantuan Kemanusian (LABK)
So for level 1, which is the basic level, there will be 6 modules you need to learn.

First day, you will learn about Introduction of MRA and Orang Asli, Stress Management, and Basic Preparation for as Humanitarian Workers. After breaking the fast and tarawikh, you will continue to learn how to use walkie talkie and some sharing moment from the experience humanitarian workers.

Second day, you will learn about Basic Humanitarian and Basic Reporting, and also you will have modules about Basic Negotiation and Basic Medical Aids. In the afternoon, they will send you to the respective Pos. Either you will go to Pos Tibang or Pos Keding.

Here at your field, you will apply what they have taught you in the module, so for second day and third day, you will mingle with the local Orang Asli people and do activities with them.

Some of activities that we did before is some games, educational activities, hygiene programs such as teach the kids how to shampoo and how to brush properly, free medical check up (this will involve the doctors, specialists and consultants. my favourite so far) and anything that you would love to do with the local.

Last day, everyone will gather again at the base camp and there will be sharing moment before we back home 😉

even for the basic level, you will learn how to read maps and the geographical knowledge. I like this sessions too because you know I really love geography! 🙂

Level 2 (middle) : Latihan Pertengahan Bantuan Kemanusiaan (LPBK)
I been through this level before I swear this is the best level evaaaaaah!

For the first day, the middle level participants will have special task while the first level participant attending the modules. Guess what is the task ? Tadaaaaaaaa… Its a task to prepare food for iftar! Heeee heeeee. You don’t need to attend the session but helping the committee to cut the onions, wash the chickens and prepare delicious food for everyone!

Then, after the iftar you can join the walkie talkie sessions with the first level participants and become their facilitators.

Second day, omg this is the most exciting partttttttt! You will learn how to drive the 4WD. Yeayyy.. This is not just the basic, you will experience how to drive in and feel the up and downs of the uneven surface of earth and know to settle if your car get stuck in a deep mud. If you are lucky enough, you will drive through a river. Hahahah I don’t know how to share the amazing experience here. But because of  last time after I learnt how to drive 4WD I decided to buy 4WD as my first car!

After that, you will have a module about The Needs and Safety in Humanitarian field. I think you will learn about the weapons, firearms and bombs with the demonstrations from the experts. In the afternoon, they will send you as facilitators with your group to the selected Pos, either Pos Tibang or Pos Keding.

In the other notes, during my times, we were working as a group and not as facilitators and were sent to Pos Keding/Pos Tibang. There we will do the community services as what the first level participants did.

Last day, you will also gather with everyone for sharing moments.

Level 3 (advanced): Latihan Tindakan Krisis Kemanusian (LTKK)
I forgot to tell for the second and third level, we go to the Slim River with the 4×4 team not by the bus. Heheh so we reach early and waited for the other participant to arrive. First day, just like the middle level participant, we got special task to prepare iftar for everyone. I did the cutting part which involved so much drama so much tears involved as I cut lots of onionssssss hahaha I iz don’t like onions HAHAH i just stay cool and keep cutting (with unnecessary crying sessions).

After iftar and tarawikh, we joined the walkie talkie and sharing moment sessions. Frankly I just forget how to use walkie talkie because I left it too long and that night I can refresh my knowledge about it. So glad!

Then next day, we prepare to go to our special post which is Pos Tenau. Pos Tenau is about 45minutes to 1 hour drive from the base camp Pos Keding. The location of Pos Tenau just below the Cameron Highland, so the view is so stunning and the breeze is so chilling and pleasant even in the middle of afternoon. But here, unfortunately we did this during school holidays. School holidays means we got no one to entertain. Pos Tenau is very special because they are extremely minute exposure to the technology and they are quite sceptical with us (Muslim people because they have been doctrine to Christianity. No religion issues actually but they think we want to preach them when we actually want to give them free medical services and mingle with them only). Even the Tok Batin refuse to talk with us unlike the other Pos whom the Tok Batin and the people are very welcoming and cooperating.

So, we just making food for our iftar. Just 3 of us. Sobs. It’s freaking boring for me just to sit and did nothing.

Food for Iftar!
After iftar, we just talked to each other until we got no topic to be discuss. Hu Hu Hu. Then, Dr Daud came and visit us and discuss what we can do here in Pos Tenau. That night, I asked to go back to base camp. They called me Pelarian Tenau. I’m sorry I just abort the mission in Pos Tenau.

At least at the base camp I can fry keropok lekor HAHAHA. After I came to base camp, that night I did accompany Kak Tidy (midnight) visited the Pos Keding And Pos Tibang to see if the participant doing well or not. Alhamdulillah they did well.

The next day, I joined the medical team and the media team to Pos Tenau again to see if we still got chance to meet the local people there. This is the view on our way to Pos Tenau. See the clouds :)))) So cold and refreshing air ups there.

Picture with the medical team, media team from TV AlHijrah and the awesome Overlander 3F people at Pos Tenau. (while no one come to visit us T___T)

Overlanders 3F is the team that responsible for the transportation and they did great job! I really happy to know and meet most of them.

Family photo last day after the sharing moment at the base camp Pos Keding. We have a great time overall. See you guys again!

“The best of people are those that bring most benefit to the rest of mankind.” [Daraqutni, Hasan]

Thank you Malaysian Relief Agency for this opportunity. Definitely will join again as medical team 😀

Adios!

p/s: sorry for any lack of information. Too lazy to write everything. If you want me to add or delete something, don’t afraid to email me okay.

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Travel Tips.

By on March 5, 2017

Alhamdulillah, I just finished my professional exchange in Black Sea Region. Now I am in Greece for my convocation treats to myself. Who else gonna treats you better right? HAHAHA.

 After travelled to few countries, there are  a lot of lessons that I got and I obligate myself to share to you guys. Yes, all these lessons required thousands of money loss and millions of piles of tears T___T

 You may read it somewhere else but I will share based on my experiences here. Greece so far gave me a lot of lessons that I will not forget.

 So, here some humble travel tips from me 🙂

  1. Make sure that your passport valid 6 months before departure and do a bit research whether you need visa or not to enter the country.
  2. Buy the flight ticket from trusted agents or site. I got this bad experience. There’s someone who sell cheap flight tickets, turn out that the company is a SCAM! Thank God that the agent is responsible so he had a back up plan and used his own money to buy new tickets for us.
  3.  Back up all the documents like passport, flight tickets, hotel bookings and everything in your emails and your phone.
  4.  Also print out all the flight tickets and hotel booking. There’s  a time when we were in Santorini and we forget to print out the latest booking, fortunately, we back up it in the phone so they allow us to pass this time. We almost burned our 80 euro to print out the new tickets T___T
  5. Don’t come to  the airport late. We don’t know if there might be traffic jam, super long queue in the counters or super long immigration check up. We had a bad experience too when we already arrived at the airport 2 hours and 30 minutes earlier but the queue for boarding pass is extreamly long (we queued for 2 hours and then got problems with i-dont-know-what then we need to buy fast track ticket (cost 10€) because the flight already about to depart! You know how rushing we were and finally we made the grand entrance (muka tebal 10 inches when everyone looked at us like we were prisoners).
  6. Bring suitable clothes and don’t bring clothes that you definitely don’t wear it. Save the luggage space for souvenirs :p and make sure that you check the weather forecast to plan what clothes that you need to wear whether it is summer or winter seasons.

Gonna share few stories in Black Sea Region and Greece soon.

Fi emanillah 🙂

Today at Meteora.

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Destress.

By on February 25, 2017

This week gonna be my last week in Black Sea Region. I am quite sad but there are a lot of another thing need to be done in my second home, Cairo & then Malaysia keep calling me. My sister always ask me “Tak reti-reti nak balik Malaysia ke? (Don’t you want to come back to Malaysia?)”

She then angry at me a bit because I told her that I want to be an expat, I will live oversea and settle down anywhere outside Malaysia haha. I don’t mind if my parents want to stay with me, I will bring them too. No, I am not joking 😉

Actually last week I had my amazing Black Sea Journey! I will blog about it soon (bila turun wahyu Hehe). This post I want to write to my BFF since forever, AK because I know that AK has a really tough time right now. I already speak to AK’s mom and I found how hard the situation is. Yeah, I don’t know if AK will read about this or not. Anyway, I share with you guys how I destress myself.

Everyone will have their hard time. I do have mine too. I already passed them and I’m sure I gonna face another hard time again. Life is like a wheel. Sometimes you are up, sometimes you are down bottom. You can’t have all bad things all the time or you have all happy things all the time. NO. So what did I do to destress myself?

  1. Always look everything in positively. There must be a reason why those things happen. Usually, the tough thing will build you to be a better one. Did you know that diamond is made up under pressure?
  2. Go eat ice-cream! This is the thing that I always do. Sometimes I will buy the expensive ice-cream then regret it hahaha. But then I would say to myself (it’s okay once in while kan :P) or find another dessert to calm you down. But don’t overeat!
  3. Relax, close your eyes and imagine the good things that you ever had. Remember the amazing trip that you went to. Remember your families’ faces. Remember all the sweet things. Dude, tough time will pass but tough people won’t. 🙂
  4. Listen to music. Or sing your lungs out. Yes Yes Yes. I am my own fan. Even I know people will get ear aches when they hear I sing but this one way to destress myself. Nah IDC.
  5. Take a walk or run the town. I noticed that when I started my running routine every weekend I become less stress. Some research said that the endorphin will be released and the stress hormone will decrease. Endorphine is a happy hormone FYI.
  6. Do something that require your creativity like drawing or knitting. The art therapy can reduce the stress. Here, in the palliative care unit, the doctors encourage the patient to draw and making art to reduce their stress. If you visit here then you can see few drawings by the cancer patients exhibited here.
  7. Try yoga, pilates, or any meditations. If you are a muslim, try to turn back to your God. Maybe He miss you 😉
I still remember this moment. It was an amazing trip. I told myself to remember this view when I face stress situation in future. 

Guys, it’s okay to be imperfect. It’s okay that not everything will happen according to your plan. I start to embrace my vulnerabilities and I become more calm. Remember that good things will happen then. POSITIVE! Of course I will cry my lungs out till all the neighbour know what happen haha. Just spill it out, it will lessen the burden. No cry will not crush your ego dude. Crying isn’t a sign of weakness.

Of whatever KEEP CALM and may Allah ease you 🙂
fi emanillah.

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World is a book.

By on February 1, 2017

Salam and hi all.

It’s been a long time not write here. One post per month. Oh come on, I’m better than this seriously. HAHA. I do have a lot of thing to talk about but I am too lazy to write. After a month came back to my beloved country I gained 4kg. I just keep eating and having a sedentary life. Not so good thing meh.

I went to Kuala Lumpur International Book fair last time and it was my first time after 6 years missed it. How i missed buying books in bulk. You will not imagine how much I spend on books per year. This year I spent almost RM700++ and I wish to finish all of them. Yeah well, I have pretty much spare time.

There are two things that I really love, BOOKS and TRAVEL. When I randomly surfing the internet, I found this quote from Saint Augustine which I like so much. It said,

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

Me long time ago in Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

For me reading is an essential thing that a human being needs to do in his life. Nah, reading is not a hobby. Even the first verse revealed was Al-Alaq  ayah 1 which is;

Recite in the name of your Lord who created 

There are so many genre that you can read. Keep on reading as long as it give you good information. I prefer both fiction and non-fiction but for the fiction i don’t prefer the thriller one. Hehe.

I may read a lot of books that different from my belief and principles, but that does not mean that I do embrace another belief. You can read about them and take the good things that may benefit you and your surrounding. I found that few people doesn’t like to read book from other because they afraid that they may change their principle. Or even their belief. Let me give you an example. One may not read something about communism because he afraid that he will become a communist. Oh Please!

When you read something, clear your mind and put aside all your principles. Not to dispose your belief but you should give a time to the author to explain their mind and voice. Not to reject directly the first word that you read. The author may has the explanation for that. Throughout the reading, try to understand and interpret the information with what you already know. Finally, make a conclusion for that. Not just simply invalidate everything. That’s ego.

I would suggest you a book from Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book. This book will give you guidelines for critically reading good and great books of any tradition.

and here.

100 books that you should read before you die.

If you are too lazy to open a physical book. There’s another option too. Ebook, Kindle & at least good article from facebook. If you don’t like to read why don’t you enjoy some good videos like Tedtalk (I will watch them sometimes. They did change my life a lot. I mean A LOT) and listen to the podcast. Come on guys. We are better than this.

Yeah, to a better world.

Read.

In the name of your Lord who created.

Fi emanillah.

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