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Sdara Newsletter
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Contents
Message From Editor
SDAR 50th Celebration Events
Touched By An Angel
Laughter Is The Best Medicine
Mouse Story
TT Sdara Di Sana Sini
Kembara Sdara
Berita Sdara
Latest News

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31 Mei 2007
Volume 2 Issue 3
AJK Sdara 2005-07

YDP
Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad

Timbalan YDP

M Samueil M Kameil
(Biro Tugas2 Khas)

Naib YDP

Ibrahim K Moideen
(Biro Pelajaran)

Setiausaha

Lt Kol (B) Dr Abdul Razak Abdullah

Timbalan S/Usaha

Gazali Abdul Rahman
(Biro IT)

Bendahari

Ruslan Rahman

AJK:

Dr Khairun Nadzar
(Biro Penerangan)
Radzran Musa
(Biro Kebajikan)
Nik Md Yassin
(Biro Sukan & Rekreasi)
Hamdan Kamarudin
Hamdan Patong
Haniffia Abd Ghani
Mahadhir Ayob
Ramly Khairudin
Zahri Sulong
Mohamad Hasni Ibrahim
Raja Rahiman
  
Sdara Newsletter

Editor
Md Shah Bachik
Reporter
Dr Khairun Nadzar
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MESSAGE FROM EDITOR

     Perayaan Hari Guru Pringkat Kebangsaan telah pun berlangsung pada 16 Mei 2007 yang lepas .  Sebagai anak kandung dari sebuah gedung ilmu yang berwibawa, bekas pelajar SDAR  tidak pernah melupakan jasa gurunya.  Setiap kali ahli-ahli SDARA bertemu, hal-hal yang berkaitan dengan guru sentiasa menjadi agenda perbualan  sama ada secara langsung ataupun tidak.  Walau apapun komen kita tentang guru, mereka tetap merupakan insan penting kepada kehidupan kita.  Bagi SDARA, guru bukan sekadar tenaga pengajar yang membantu kita lulus peperiksaan dengan cemerlang, , tetapi mereka juga adalah “ibu dan bapa” kepada kita semua.  Manifestasi daripada itu, setiap kali SDARA menganjurkan aktiviti-aktiviti penting seperti Jamuan Tahunan dan sebagainya, guru jarang sekali dilupakan. 

  

     Sejak penubuhannya pada tahun 1957, ramai guru telah berkhidmat di SDAR.  Beberapa orang daripada mereka telah pun meninggalkan kita buat selama-lamanya.  Antaranya termasuklah bekas Pengetua SDAR(1963-1968) Allahyarham Amat bin Miun yang telah kembali ke Rahmatullah tanpa pengetahuan kebanyakan kita sehingga apabila beberapa orang ahli SDARA yang berkunjung ke rumahnya  di Bukit Baru, Melaka sewaktu SDARA menganjurkan pertemuan di sebuah hotel di Melaka beberapa tahun yang lepas, mereka diberitahu oleh isterinya bahawa beliau baru sebulan meninggal dunia.  Seorang lagi guru  yang tidak mungkin dilupakan oleh SDARA ialah Allahyarham Ustaz  Hj Tajuddin Zainal yang keseluruhan perkhidmatannya dihabiskan di SDAR sehinggakan apabila beliau bersara, beliau terus tinggal di SDAR sebagai pengusaha kantin sekolah.  Kepada pelajar SDAR pada tahun 60 dan 70an, Allayarham Ustaz Tajuddin bukan hanya sebagai guru bahkan sebagai bapa yang sentiasa prihatin kepada kebajikan anak-anak didiknya. 

 

     Barangkali ramai yang tidak kenal siapakah yang mencipta  dan menulis lirik  Lagu Rasmi Sekolah: Berilmu Untuk Berjasa.  Lagu tersebut telah dicipta pada tahun 1967 bersempena Sambutan Sepuluh Tahun Penubuhan SDAR oleh Allahyarham Abd Hamid Baharuddin, seorang guru yang serba boleh yang bukan sahaja boleh mengajar berbagai-bagai  mata pelajaran termasuk mata pelajaran Sains, bahkan telah mengajar murid-muridnya berlakon drama pentas.  Selain itu, Allahyarham juga seorang pemain badminton yang hebat.

 

     Marilah sama-sama kita mendokan semoga Allah menempatkan Allahyarham guru-guru kita itu ke dalam kategori  orang-orang yang beriman dan dicucuri rahmat.

 

     SDAR juga telah menghasilkan ramai pelajar yang berkhidmat dalam bidang perguruan di pelbagai peringkat persekolahan dari sekolah rendah hinggalah ke peringkat pusat pengajian tinggi. Antaranya ada yang memperlihatkan kecemerlangan yang luar biasa dalam perkhidmatan sehingga dianugerahkan jawatan sebagai  pemimpin institusi, Jabatan dan Bahagian ataupun dinobatkan sebagai tokoh guru.  Walau di mana pun mereka bertugas, jasa mereka tetap tidak dilupakan.  Sehubungan itu, SDARA Newsletter keluaran kali ini memaparkan antara lain, kisah seorang murid menghargai jasa gurunya yang secara kebetulan pula kedua-duanya adalah bekas pelajar SDAR dalam artikel bertajuk “Touched By An Angel”.  

 

     Sajak berikut yang ditulis oleh Sasterawan Negara pada tahun 1979 mengingatkan kita tentang pengorbanan guru-guru  yang mendidik kita sehingga menjadikan kita manusia pada hari ini.

  

Sajak:  Guru O Guru

 

Berburu kepada padang datar

Dapat Rusa belang kaki

Berguru kepalang ajar

Ibarat bunga kembang tak jadi

(dedikasi kepada Hari Guru dan guruku tercinta)

 

Dialah pemberi paling setia

Tiap akar ilmu miliknya

Pelita dan lampu segala

Untuk manusia sebelum jadi dewasa.

 

Dialah ibu dialah bapa juga sahabat

Alur kesetiaan mengalirkan nasihat

Pemimpin yang ditauliahkan segala umat

Seribu tahun katanya menjadi hikmat.

 

Jika hari ini seorang Perdana Menteri berkuasa

Jika hari ini seorang Raja menaiki takhta

Jika hari ini seorang Presiden sebuah Negara

Jika hari ini seorang ulama yang mulia

Jika hari ini seorang peguam menang bicara

Jika hari ini seorang penulis terkemuka

Jika hari ini siapa sahaja menjadi dewasa;

Sejarahnya dimulakan oleh seorang guru biasa

Dengan lembut sabarnya mengajar tulis-baca.

 

Di mana-mana dia berdiri di muka muridnya

Di sebuah sekolah mewah di Ibu Kota

Di bangunan tua sekolah Hulu Trengganu

Dia adalah guru mewakili seribu buku;

Semakin terpencil duduknya di ceruk desa

Semakin bererti tugasnya kepada Negara.

 

Jadilah apa pun pada akhir kehidupanmu, guruku

Budi yang diapungkan didulangi ilmu

Panggilan keramat “cikgu” kekal terpahat

Menjadi kenangan ke akhir hayat.

 

USMAN AWANG

1979

 

 

     Rencana Pengarang Suara SDARA keluaran  November 1997  antara lain menyatakan : “Sesungguhnya pendidikan peringkat sekolah amat penting menanam benih kasih sayang dan hormat menghormati di kalangan anak didik.  Kerana itu pendidikan tidak sekadar memberi ilmu pengetahuan dan kemahiran, tetapi juga menyuburkan amalan kasih sayang sesama insan. … Kasih sayang wajar diberikan kepada SDARA, satu-satunya persatuan untuk kita menjalin kemesraan dan permuafakatan”.   Berasaskan  semangat tersebut, maka SDARA Newsletter dari semasa ke semasa akan memaparkan juga kisah-kisah rakan-rakan kita dan keluarga mereka yang menyediakan ruang untuk kita membuktikan bahawa kasih sayang antara kita memang sebenarnya wujud dan terus subur walaupun di mana kita berada.  Keluaran kali ini dalam ruangan “Berita SDARA memaparkan kisah sedih beberapa orang rakan kita dan keluarga mereka.  Berita ini  diharap akan menggerakkan semangat kasih sayang sesama kita.   Bantuan dalam pelbagai bentuk sangat-sangatlah dialu-alukan dan kita yakin ramai di antara kita yang mampu berbuat demikian.

  

Md Shah Bachik
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SDAR 50th Celebration Events

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Sdara Trade Fair
(STF)
 2007
Sadly to say that STF did not receive favorable
response from Sdara, thus it has to be SCRAPED.
Thus we are left with
1. Sdara+Sdar+PIBG Dinner
2. Makan Malam Perdana (Sdara+Staroba+STFOGA)
3. Wacana Pemikiran Allahyarham Tun Hj Abdul Razak

 



Touched By An Angel

"Cg ahmad hj ali, masa kau skolah rendah. budak sdar 1st btch. 0136004595", the SMS from Rosman Md Said @ KC was displayed on my Treo600 screen. It was about someone who I've wondered about since 1980, 27 years ago. I immediately called up Cikgu Ahmad and we spoke for almost 9 minutes, catching up on old times and "bertanya khabar". It was a long call for me, for someone who does not talk much in person. Especially so, since the call was made when I was in the middle of Chow Kit market, with me holding heavy bags of groceries.

                                                                                        

Cikgu Ahmad Hj Ali is someone whom I will be proud to talk about for the rest of my life. Why it is so? Because of the many excellent teachers that I've had, Cikgu Ahmad stands above the rest. He has changed me from a mediocre student during primary school to what I am now today.

 

I am not proud of early primary school days. I was one of the slow learners. In standard one, I didn't even know how to tie my own shoes. A girl by the name of Nurismah tied them for me at school. I only learned to read and write in Standard 2, thanks to Cikgu Kahar, the elder brother of Rahim Tambichik. I did well enough in Standard 3 and 4 but I never excelled, unlike others such as Nurismah (now a medical lecturer in HUKM - always number 1), Khadijah and Nazri (also a medical lecturer in HUKM).

 

It was not surprising since my real life was not in school but outside of it. I would always be hanging around with my mates;

  • the Hassan brothers (Azman, Leman, Arip & Ipin)
  • the Matrop brothers (Junaini & Bishukri - now a teacher in SDAR)
  • the Wahab brothers (Azam & Akmal)
  • the Razali brothers (Firdaus and later 8 others!)
  • and many more 

After school, my brothers and I would throw down our bags and go missing for the rest of the day. We would either be fishing at the waterhole, sliding down steep hills on pieces of cardboards, playing cops & robbers, hunting birds using slingshots, shooting at each other using bow and arrow or "letup-letup" (a pop gun made out of bamboos), playing hide & seek, "pangkah gasing", playing kites, "main terup", " main getah", playing marbles or so on and so forth. None of us did any schoolwork at all at home, let alone revision.

 

Cikgu Ahmad joined the school in 1965. He was a "rotation teacher", teaching mathematics and other subjects from one class to another. He was not a class teacher till 1977. Initially he rented a room in Masjid Tanah for RM25. He got married in 1966. Then in 1972, he stayed in Kg Bahagia, Batang Tiga and travelled 20 km to Masjid Tanah every schoolday, initially on his Vespa, later in his car.


When he became a class teacher in 1977, he let another teacher teach mathematics in his class. He was disappointed when only 12 students got As for Mathematics. He vowed that it won't happen again in 1978. He would be teaching the students Mathematics in 1978 in his own way.

Remember that my school was just a kampung school with no tradition of excellence whatsoever. The school would be elated even if only one student get 5As for "Penilaian Darjah 5".

 

So entering Standard 5 with Cikgu Ahmad in charge was a total change for me. Cikgu Ahmad was such a dedicated fellow that he threw out the class schedule. For his own class (my class), he taught almost everything except for English. Only examination subjects were taught i.e. Malay, English, Mathematics, Science and Geography/History. He said that he'll take care of Religious Studies, Music, Arts and the rest in his own way. Yeah.....changed to Mathematics.

 

We don't even have a recess period. We just ate whatever we have in class and continued with the mathematics exercise that he gave for us to do. Our class was the only class that runs separately from the rest of the school. Our headmaster was angry that our class never lined up after recess but Cikgu Ahmad insisted on having his own way.

 

To ensure that all of us were good in mathematics, everyday started with Cikgu Ahmad asking mathematic questions to us, one by one. Those who answer later than 5 seconds gets a hard whack on the hand with his rotan. That was such a good motivator that I memorised the multiplication tables within the first two weeks of school. Within the first few months we became so good at answering questions that the rotan were hardly used at all.

 

He also had regular examinations for us, before "ujian formative" became the in-thing in schools. It was before the age of photostat machines. Instead they have to prepare the questions on cyclostyle sheets and print them themselves manually using a cyclostyle machine. Therefore it was quite an effort for him to prepare the examinations every fortnight. I remember dreading those exams since the questions were very tough. I remember him once telling off his daughter (Norhayati) for not doing well in one of those exams. Among the words that he used was " bagai tikus mati di gudang beras", meaning that his daughter didn't do well despite having questions for exercises available at home. That really made me sit up and pay attention, since then I knew that he didn't play favourites in class, not even with his own daughter.

 

There was no such thing as school holidays for us. He insisted on having classes during the holidays, for free! This has never happened before then. Such sacrifices.....how could you say no to such a person. I remember attending the classes in my daily clothes. The attendances was not so good though.

 

But what made him really stands out was his motivational stories. Hardly a day goes by without one of his motivational stories. The one that I remember best was 'asalkan belakang parang diasah boleh menjadi tajam, apatah lagi otak manusia". That was his philosophy, I think, behind all that exercises and examinations. Taking the phrase at face value, I gained hope and started studying for "Penilaian Darjah 5". I also had help for my English by a Chinese tuition teacher, the wife of Masjid Tanah medical assistant.

 

During the big exam, Cikgu Ahmad insisted that we mark our answers in both question and answer papers. After the exam was over, everyone brought their question papers to class and together we checked the answers. When he asked who got 5As, initially only Nurismah raised her hand. It was only sometime later that I raised my own hand. It was a shock for both the class and myself. When the real results came out, Nurismah, Normala and myself got 5As. There were many 4As and 1Bs also. It was a historic day for my school since it was the largest number of 5As and 4As:1Bs then for my school. The Bs were mostly for English. For a kampung school, even Bs in English was considered as very good. It was an especially proud day for him since 36 of us got As for Mathematics and 12 got Bs. No one in my class got Cs, Ds or Es for Mathematics.

 

Nurismah and Normala entered STF. Myself and Nor Zailan Adenan entered SDAR. Pauziah Abu Bakar, Roslina Md Derus and another girl entered MRSM Seremban. Khadijah entered Sek. Sharifah Rodziah. Not bad for a kampung school. All this was possible due to the dedication of of the teachers, especially Cikgu Ahmad Hj Ali. Thanks to KC, I finally found out that he is also a SDARIAN.

 

And with that, in front of his peers and former school mates, I would like to publicly thankcA Cikgu Ahmad Hj Ali for his dedication and sacrifices. Many of his former pupils are now successful, partly due to his efforts.

Thank you again.

 

To Sir With Love.

 

Dr Azmi Mohd Tamil [azmitml@pc.jaring.my]

 



Laughter Is The Best Medicine hahaha

Lady : Is this my train?

Station Master : No, it belongs to the Railway Company.

Lady : Don't try to be funny. I mean to ask if I can take this train to New Delhi.

Station Master : No Madam, I'm afraid it's too heavy.

 

 

Wife : Do you want dinner?

Husband : Sure, what are my choices?

Wife : Yes and no.

 

 

A drunkard was brought to court. Just before the trial there was a commotion in the gallery.

The judge pounded the gravel on his table and shouted, "Order, order."

The drunkard immediately responded, "Thank you, your honor, I'll have a Teh Tarik."

 

 

Customer : If I post this letter tonight, will it get to Langkawi in two days time?

Post Master : Yes sir, it definitely will.

Customer : I bet you, it won't.

Post Master : Why not?

Customer : It's addressed to Johor Bahru.

 

 

An absent-minded man went to see a psychiatrist.

'My trouble is,' he said, 'that I keep forgetting things.'

'How long has this been going on?' asked the psychiatrist.

'How long has what been going on?' said the man.

 

 

Girl : Do you love me?

Boy : Yes Dear.

Girl : Would you die for me?

Boy : No, mine is undying love.

 

 

 

1st thief : Oh ! The police is here. Quick! Jump out of the window!

2nd thief : But this is the 13th floor.

1st thief : Hurry! this is no time for superstitions.

 

 

Man : How old is your father?

Boy : As old as me.

Man : How can that be?

Boy : He became a father only when I was born.

 

 

Teacher : Correct the sentence, "A bull and a cow is grazing in the field"

Student : A cow and a bull is grazing in the field 

Teacher : How?

Student : Ladies first.

 

 

Waiter : I've stewed liver, boiled tongue and frog's leg.

Customer : Don't tell me your problems. Give the menu card.

 

 

Customer : Waiter, is this a lamb chop or chicken chop?

Waiter : Can't you tell the difference by taste?

Customer : No, I can't.

Waiter : Then does it really matter?

 

 

Customer : Waiter, there's a dead beetle in my soup.

Waiter : Yes sir, they are not very good swimmers.

 

 

Customer : Waiter, there's a fly in my soup.

Waiter : That's all right sir, he won't drink much.

 

 

Customer : Waiter, there's a fly swimming in my soup.

Waiter : So what do you expect me to do, call a lifeguard?

 

 

Customer : Waiter, what's the meaning of this fly in my tea cup?

Waiter : I wouldn't know sir, I'm a waiter, not a fortune teller.

 

 

Customer : Waiter, this soup tastes funny.

Waiter : Funny? But then why aren't you laughing?

 

 

Teacher : Peter, why are you late for school again?

Peter : Well, Miss, I dreamed that I was playing football and the game went into extra time.

  

 


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Mouse Story
  

A mouse
looked through the crack
in the wall
to see the farmer and his wife
open a package.



"What food
might this contain?"
The mouse wondered -

he was devastated
to discover
it was a mousetrap.


Retreating to the farmyard,

the mouse
proclaimed the warning.


"There is a mousetrap
in the house!
There is a mousetrap

in the house!"

The chicken clucked
and scratched,
raised her head
and
said,
"Mr. Mouse,
I can tell
this is a grave concern to you
but it is of no consequence to me.
I cannot be bothered by it."


The mouse
turned to the pig
and told him,
"There is a mousetrap

in the house!
There is a mousetrap
in the house!"


The pig sympathized,
but said,

"I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse,
but there is nothing
I can do about it but pray.
Be assured
you are in my prayers."


The mouse turned to the cow and said,
"There is a mousetrap

in the house!
There is a mousetrap
in the house!"


The cow said,
"Wow, Mr. Mouse.

I'm sorry for you,
but it's no skin off my nose."


So, the mouse
returned to the house,
head down and dejected,

to face the farmer's mousetrap-- alone.


That very night
a sound was heard
throughout the house --

like the sound
o f a mousetrap
catching its prey.


The farmer's wife
rushed to see
what was caught.
In the
darkness,
she did not see
it was a venomous snake
whose tail the trap had caught.


The snake
bit the farmer's wife.

The farmer
rushed her to the hospital
and she returned home
with a fever.
Everyone knows
you treat a fever
with fresh chicken soup,
so the farmer took his hatchet
to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.


But his wife's sickness
continued,

so friends and neighbors
came to sit with her
around the clock.
To feed them,
the farmer butchered the pig.


The farmer's wife
did not get well;
she died.

So many people came
for her funeral,
the farmer
had the cow slaughtered
to provide enough meat
for all of them.


The mouse looked upon it all
from his crack in the wall
with great sadness.

So, the next time
you hear someone
is facing a problem
and think it doesn't
concern you,

remember --
when one of us is threatened,
we are all at risk.


We are all involved
in this journey
called life.

We must keep an eye out
for one another
and make an extra effort to
encourage one another.


 

 


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TT Sdara Di Sana Sini

Several TT session have been carried out by Sdara in the month of April & May. Followings are the list which will be  followed by the report:

1.       TT Shah Alam, Friday 9pm, 27th April

2.       TT & Jamming, Kem Genting Klang, Friday 9pm, 27th April

3.       TT Breakfast Sdara Melaka, Restoren Nangis, Sunday 29th April

4.       TT Sdara KL, KL Sentral, Tuesday 8th May 2007

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TT SHAH ALAM [JUMAAT 27 APR]

[Every 2nd & 4th Friday Of the Month]

 

Dgn segala hormatnya saya ingin melaporkan TT Shah Alam telah berlangsung dengan jayanya pada Jumaat 27 Apr. Antara topik goreng pisang panas, adalah IJOK by election, and how elections, campaigning, zoning are done. Rugi tak datang. Kali ini lagi ramai kaki yang datang..18 kaki... hehehe. Mereka2 adalah:

1) Fauzi Shaffie
2) Haniff (859) sayalah tu. ( 019) 303 7345
3) Rosli Bujang (76-80) #( 012) 377 5846
4) Maizarul Shahardi (86-90) 013-306 0255
5) Ariff Jamili ((86 90) 019 213 6947
6) Mohd Azizan Yusof (77-81) 013-340 2350
7) Mohd Shah Khalid (71) 019 231 0320
8) Hj. Mansor Bagong (79) 012 207 3057
9) Zabidin

Berikut adalah Senarai ABSENTEES:(Semoga lain kali akan join)

1) Dato' Salamon Salamat
2) Ngah Embong
3) Zahid
4) Suhaimi Takaful
5) Ahmad Jaafar
6) Manap Yaacob
7) Dr. Zaiki
8) Zainuddin Kangkong
9) Nawawi (SIRIM)
10) Amir Azhar
11) Wan Abd. Rahman Wan Harun
12) Ribuan Gauth
13) Salleh Sarwan
14) Nasir Zainal
15) Ibrahim Rahman
16) Darussalaam
17) Mohd Dawam Abd Rahman
18) Abu Bakar Majid
19) Dr. Khoiri Dimyati
20) Ahmad Fauzi Kamaruddin
21) Syed Jalil
22) Dr. Fuad (UiTM)
23) Rasydan Alime.

Dan Hamba Allah lain yang duduk di muka bumi (Shah Alam) ini yang gagal dihubungi dan menonjolkan diri.

Sekian. Laporan berita buat masa ini.

Maaf jika terover reporting.

Yang menjalankan tugas dengan rela hati.

Hanif
Sdarian 859

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TT & Jammin  [Jumaat 27Apr]

 

TT & Jamming Sdara telah menjadi acara tetap 2 minggu sekali pada hari Jumaat mulai jam 9.30 malam. Semalam di hadiri oleh Sdara Dr Jamaludin Mat, Zulkifli Omar dan Mohd Shah Ibrahim. Wah boleh tahan sampai pukol 2 pagi. Next session 11 Mei 2007. Sdara yang telah janji akan datang ialah Bakar Rahman, Dr Ruslan Ghafar, Halim Hamid, Ismail Hasan, Hasnan.

 

TT & Jamming ini direka khas untuk budak-budak sdar yang masih gian dengan kugiran, tetapi kalau ada yang gian nak melihat boleh datang. Tempat: Kem Genting Klang, Pusat Latihan Polis Tentera, Studio D'POTERA. Rancangan masa depan, akan mengadakan TT & Jamming di Pulau Carry.

 

Abd Rani Ismail sdar973@yahoo.com

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TT BREAKFAST SDARA MELAKA [SUNDAY 29 Apr]

[Every Last Sunday Of The Month]

 

Going into the third month, this gathering is gaining momentum which brings together some of the most senior Sdaras. Just look at the following list of attendees (sorry if we miss out some names). Rosman and Madolah please add in names if we missed out listing them here

1. Rosman
2. Hj Madolah
3. Hj Anuar Yatim dan isteri
4. Suhaimi Ismail 86
5. Wan mohd Nizam 86
6. BadrulHisham 77
7. Azmi Tamil
8. Hj Mohd Rais - first batch
9. Hj Ahmad Hj Ali - first batch
10. Azhar Wahab
11. Saufee Othman
12. Suffian Yahya
13. Zulhairi Othman
14. Hj Yaaccob Shariff
15. Hisham Tambi
16  Mohd Amir
17. Hazudin Hashim
18. Noor Hazizi Ismail
19. Mohd Fauzi 86
20. "Nangis" - tuan punya restoren`

Hj Mohd Rais gave us a good account of 1st batch life well supported by Hj Ahmad Ali. Our special thank s to batch 86 who happen to be in Melaka for Golf to joined us for this special occasion.

After the session we all went to Kg Kelubi Jasin to attend the wedding of Abd Halim Sood's son / daughter (?) - tok ingak doh sori lah heh hee......

Halim Sohod is a third batch Sdara (Fiver 1963) 'beripau' pula dengan Abd Jalil bin Morah of the same batch.  Classmatelah tu!.  The third batch consisted of 34 students, 11 of them came from Malacca as listed below:

Name

Original Address (written in 1963)

1.  Abdullah bin Nordin

Tanjong Dahan, Kuala Sg Baru, Malacca

2.  Abdul Halim bin Sohot

Kg Baharu, Kemendor, P.O. Jasin, Malacca

3.  Arbak bin Othman

Kg Sebatu,  18 ¼ Mls., Sg Rambai, Malacca

4.  Ajis bin Salimin

19 ¼ Mls., Kg Kelubi, Jasin, Malacca

5.  Ismail bin Adam

Parit Berawas, Sg Rambai, Malacca

6.  Jalil bin Morah

Kg Kelubi, Jasin, Malacca

7.  Judin bin Md Zain (Allahyarham)

Batu 30, Asahan, Malacca

8.  Hussain bi8n Abdul Ghani

Kg Serkam, 11 ½ Mls., P.O. Merlimau, Malacca

9.  Ninggal bin Hashim

10thh Mile, Kg Pulai, Merlimau, Malacca

10. Nordin bin Mohd Arif (Allahyarham)

Serkam  Batu 11, Merlimau, Malacca

11. Nordin bin Hassan

Kg Sebatu, 17 ¼ Mls., Sg Rambai, Malacca



It looks like Melaka is really historical in term of Sdara's first batch presence. Credit definitely goes to Rosman for his untiring effort to trace these people... We understand semalam dia pergi ke Batang Tiga to look for another first batch Sdara

 
The Photos of the TT Breakfast are here   

 
Anuar Yatim aka PongPongAlong azwan_80@streamyx.com

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TT Sdara KL, KL Sentral, Tuesday 8th May 2007

[Every 1st Tuesday Of The Month]

Expecting 20 people but came 17, alhamdulilLah. Starting initially with 4 of us, the crowd gradually grew in numbers to 15 just before Maghrib. Mustafa Hamid aka Lingam who wanted to have his dinner while waiting for the commuter to Seremban bumped into the group. After the azan from the television finished and some of us starting to disperse, came Kamal Golok & Shahabudin to add the tally to 17 people. And AlhamdulilLah we manage to make a collection for donation amounting to RM400 which will be given to Sdara Shamsudin Mohd Nor & Nuur Qistina bt Nazrol Hafiz. Hopefully this will lessen the burden face by them. And we pray to Allah swt may Allah alleviate their suffering and may our small contribution be accepted as Amal Jariah, ameen.

dkn

 


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Kembara Sdara (part 2)
 Nandang, Sle, Tok We & Yahya Pakih trip to Manila, 2 - 5 Feb 2007

Day01 - Part 02: Mabini St & Manila Baywalk, Manila

Before coming to Manila, we have already made room reservations at the Palm Plaza Hotel (524 Adriatico St. Pedro Gil, Malate, Manila). We had to wait for a few minutes while they readied our rooms when we checked into the hotel at around 2:30pm. For this trip, we took 2 double rooms and 1 twin sharing room for the 4 of us. I took one of the double rooms and was pleasantly surprised by the size of the room. The bed was actually two twin beds pushed together and it can actually fit 3 people nicely if you wanted. I also got a corner side room which meant that I had 2 different views for my windows. One opened to a street corner with a 24 hrs Korean grocery store while the other faced a Japanese Teriyaki restaurant that opened quite late every night. The only down side to the room is that there was no tea making facilities. We had to actually call down to Housekeeping to get hot water whenever we wanted it.

 

Since everyone was a bit travel weary after the long trip, we decided to rest up a bit before going out to explore what was available around the hotel at 4:30pm. We walked down the block and turned   into  Mabini St and had our first introduction of the hectic pace of the area. Mabini St was packed with wall to wall money changers and small shops selling daily items. At first glance, I would say it was like 
being in a bigger version of Chow Kit that was full of Filipino instead of Indonesian. There were also runner/touts who were approaching us to offer money exchange services and/or companions for the night. They would call out the exchange rates that they were offering to anyone who looked remotely non-local. I guess the tourists were easy to spot since they would be the ones who looked frazzled at the amount of people on the street.

 

The touts came up to us and asked us where we came from. When we told them we were from Malaysia, they told us that they could show us a place where we could get better foreign exchange rate than what they were offering in the hotel. They were actually quoting 14.20 pesos to 1 ringgit compared to the 13.50 offered elsewhere. My trouble radar started to ping like crazy when I heard this too good to be true offer. Since I already had changed all my ringgit to pesos before coming to Manila, I didn't needed to change any more cash. My traveling companions however were looking to change their cash to pesos and decided to do so at the place that this tout was taking us to. I didn't really want to since I thought that there was something fishy about the whole deal but unfortunately I did not voice my 
concerns to the rest of the group. I stayed outside the place where the others went to change their money and tried to fend off the people who came up to me offering girls for the night.

 

After changing the money, our group walked further down Mabini St.  There were quite a few shops there selling halal food items and Muslim restaurants on this street. We thought of stopping by for 
dinner but it was still too early for that. As we walked further down the road, we stopped at an establishment selling authentic Philippine handicraft items called Tesoro's. Since I was looking to buy uniquely Philippine made items to bring back as gifts, I wanted to window shop for what kind of prices that I should expect them to be. What I didn't realized was that Tesoro's catered more towards the high end clientele for these items which were truly authentic and exquisitely made. A piña (pineapple) fiber embroidered hand fan cost about 1700 pesos (RM 133) and a barong Tagalog made of the same fibers would cost about 8000 pesos (RM 624). Given that I had quite a number of people to buy for, these prices were well beyond my price range. It was really a shame since they really had very good pieces in the shop that in hindsight I wished that I could have got for myself.

 

It was when we left Tesoro's that the guys who changed their money realized that they were shortchanged by quite a lot from the money changer. Since I was not in the money changer shop when they changed their cash, I didn't really know how they did it. From what I was able to gather, they were folding the cash when they were counting it and there might be some slight of hand involved in conning the people who came to change their money there. The guys were also ushered out quickly out of the shop after they handed them the money and were told not to count their cash in the open for fear of someone snatching the money away. We actually walked back to the money changer place later that evening but we decided not to confront the people there. The funny thing was there was a street vendor nearby who recognized us from the visit earlier and kind of smiled when we told him what happened. It seemed that the con was a very well known and we just walked into it like lambs to a slaughter.

 

Walking through Mabini St, I noticed that a lot of the buildings here seemed to be at least 20 years old and could use a fresh coat of paint. Other than the construction site near our hotel, there doesn't seem to be any new buildings in the area. A lot of them looked fairly worn down and neglected. The other thing that I noticed in the area was the lack of color in the building façade compared to KL. The old buildings seemed to favor more muted colors and I felt that it in part contributed to the run-down appearance that I saw. Coming from a visually frenetic city like KL, Manila seemed like the older dowdy sister who refused to wear makeup for fear of not looking her age. I was particularly surprised to see that even the Jeepneys that I saw was less colorful than the ones that I had built an image of based on what I had seen in films before. My travel guidebook did mention that Mabini St was part of Manila's red light district that was recently cleaned up but I would have pegged it to be more vibrant than the reality I saw.

 

After walking the length of Mabini St, we ended up at the Baywalk at Manila Bay. I wanted to stay there a while to watch the sunset at the bay in hopes of getting a good photo op. Unfortunately for me, much 
of the day was overcast and grey which meant the sunset was quite disappointing to watch. It was also strange that being that close to the sea, I didn't actually smell any sea water in the air. It didn't feel like I was watching the sun go down at Manila Bay at all since I couldn't smell the sea where I sat. A   disappointing sunset aside, the Baywalk was full of locals doing their own thing and surprisingly very few tourist that I can see from where I was at. It could be that it was too early in the evening from the tourist crowd other than us who had came here for a rest. There were also a few bronze statues in the area of famous Filipino historical figures. Unfortunately the plaques that they placed beside them were only in Tagalog so I could not figure out their significance to Philippine's history. I was sorely tempted to ask some to help translate them for me but decided against looking more like a dumb tourist that I already was. It was a pity actually since I really wanted to know who these statues were for.

 

After resting for a bit at Manila Bay, we decided to walk back to Mabini St to look for a place for dinner. After retracing our steps for earlier, we decided to have out dinner at a Muslim restaurant called Fharniza Halal Fast-food Restaurant. While the name mentioned fast-food, they don't actually serve any fast food items that we would expect. They actually served dishes we would most commonly find at your regular "nasi campur' place in KL. Our meal consisted of a simple combination of fried fish, chicken   curry and white rice. They didn't really had any vegetable dishes on the menu and while the food did hit the spot since we were all hungry at that point, it was nothing to be excited about. It was quite bland relative to what we are used to here and the rice was slightly more undercooked compared to the way we like it in Malaysia. The big surprise for me of the meal was that our bill for food and tea came up to only 250 pesos (RM 20) for the 4 of us. A similar meal in KL would definitely have cost us much more.

 

After the meal and the slightly unsavory experience of being conned, the group decided that we would turn in early for the day instead of the earlier plan of going out that night. I have to admit that I was still smarting over my lost handphone at the time and was looking forward to go out to forget about it even though I was feeling every bit travel weary as the others were. While there were more than a few places that I could have gone to for some nightlife action nearby the hotel, I wasn't confident that I would be OK going to them alone that night given the stroke of bad luck I had today. The last thing I wanted to happen to me that night was getting into trouble that I could have easily avoided by not going out alone. After taking a cold shower to clean off the traveling dust and hopefully the bad luck that followed me, I turned in early for the night with hopes that tomorrow would be a better day.

 

To be continue . . .

 

Nandang Abdul Rahman
nandang@tm.net.my


 p.s: More photos at  http://travel.webshots.com/album/557535621swXlaM  and          

        http://travel.webshots.com/album/557571588fTvUpZ

 


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Berita Sdara

1. Kepulangan ke RahmatulLah bonda Rasydan Alime
2. Sdara Shamsudin Mohd Nor di timpa musibah
3. Nuur Qistina bt Nazrol Hafiz mengidap barah hati
4. Sdara  82 - 86  Reunion Golf Tournament
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Assalamualaikum....

Kesempatan ini saya ingin mengucapkan berbanyak terima kasih kepada semua SDARA untuk ucapan takziah dan doa yang diberikan di atas kehilangan Ibunda saya tempohari. Alhamdulillah, beliau selamat dikebumikan jam 11 pagi, 16 April 2006.


Kehilangan beliau adalah satu kehilangan yang besar buat kami sekeluarga dan tarikh pemergiannya adalah merupakan tarikh ulangtahun perkahwinan yang ke 50 bagi ibu dan ayah saya.

Suasana sedih menyelubungi kami sekeluarga. Saya mendapat berita pemergian ibunda saya jam 11 malam, 15 April. Jam 12 malam, bertolak balik ke kampung dan selamat sampai jam 5 pagi, 16 April. Di pagi itu, pertama kali saya melihat Ayahanda saya menangis dan kami berpelukan, ini merupakan pengalaman saya yang ingin saya kongsi bersama. Setabah mana pun kita, kehilangan insan yang tersayang akan membuatkan kita menangis.

Ibunda saya menghidapi penyakit Darah Tinggi, Kencing Manis, Parkinson stage 4 dan Buah  Pinggang. Seminggu sebelum pemergiannya, saya menziarahinya di hospital dan sempat mengucup dahinya. Semenjak Mac 2006, ibunda saya dimasukkan ke wad dan sejak itu beliau keluar masuk ke wad dan kebanyakan masa dihabiskan di hospital. Tahun ini, 2007, cuma 2 hari sahaja dia berada di rumah dan seterusnya di wad akibat sesak nafas dan sepanjang tempoh itu beliau hanya menggunakan oksigen untuk bernafas.

 

Sekali lagi saya ucapkan berbanyak terima kasih di atas doa SDARA sekalian.

Terima Kasih.

Rasydan Alime AbdulRahman a.k.a shide

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19th April 2007

Assalamu'laikum Sdara sekelian,

smn  Saya terima mesej daripada Domang dan sangat2 terharu dengan sahabat  kita ni, Shamsudin Md Nor kerana musibah yang menimpa beliau suami  isteri. Beliau mengidap kanser prostate manakala isteri beliau mengidap  kanser payudara.

 Sama2 kita doakan kesejahteraan beliau sekeluarga.

 

 Berikut mesej terbaru dari Shamsudin: 
 
 "Sdr yg dkasihi, saya amat berbesar hati dn berterima kasih atas sms dn  doa sdr. Mudah2an kami cpt sembuh. My wife cannot work anymore n is  now under palliative care at home, needing fulltime assistance. As for me I  am still working but currently undergoing radiotheraphy on my backbone.  The cancer has spread to several parts of my spinal cord n caused some nerve pain. I am pursuing with hospital treatment as well as alternative treatment.

Regards.
SHAMSUDIN & family."

Sdara Domang has voluntered to collect donation from Sdara. Followings are his bank account number:

1. BCB 01130 078294522
2. Maybank 1540 1742 2387
3. OCBC 111 217768 7

After bank-in, please sms him (016 6561927) your name & the amount donated.

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5th May 2007

Assalamu'alaikum sdara semua,qistina

Satu lagi kes barah menimpa Sdarina, kali ini anak Nazrol Hafiz yang berumur 6 bulan. Beliau disahkan mengidap Hepatoblastoma, sejenis barah hati yang "Very Rare" dan sedang mendapat rawatan di SJMC, Subang Jaya.

Untuk maklumat lanjut dan terkini sila layari  http://www.qistina.org

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Sdara 82-86 Reunion Golf Tour Report  


Berikut adalah keputusan penuh Golf tour Sdara 82-86 yang diadakan di Tiara Golf and Country Club Melaka pada 29.04.07 bersempena reunion ke 20 tahun Sdara Batch 82-86.


Pertandingan dibahagikan kepada 2 kategori:


1) Batch 82-86

2) Jemputan

BATCH 82-86
1. Hazudin Bin Hashim a.k.a Baba (36 points)
2. Fauzi Bin Ismail a.k.a Upai (35 points)
3. Mohd Zamri Bin Saleh a.ka. Potet (35 points)
4. Ahmad Kamal Zulkhairi a.k.a Balok (34 points)
5. Mohd Asri Bin Yusof a.k.a Dondeng (32 pts)
6. Hilmy Bin Sulaiman a.k.a Kiyai (27 pts)
7. Ahmadiah Bin Rahmat a.k.a Kucing (27 pts)
8. Wan Badroel Hisham a.k.a Badek (23 pts)
9. Zulkefly Bin Jaafar a.k.a Plarke (20 pts)
10.Kamarudin Azhar Bin Ujang a.k.a Kabu (20 pts)

JEMPUTAN
1. Faizal Bin Omar (Sdara 85)
2. Azhar Bin Wahab (Sdara 82)
3. Kamarulzaman (Sdara 76)
4. Norehsan Bin Jamaan (Sdara 82)
5. Aimi Aizal (Sdara 84)
6. Wan Razi Bin W. Ibrahim (Sdara 85)
7. Mohd Fadhil Bin Ahmad (Sdara 82)
8. Ruslan Bin Rahman (Sdara 76)
9. NorZahid Bin Zahudi (Penaja)
10.Ng Tong Lai (Penaja)
11.Ahmad Kashfi bin Ali (Sdara 82)
12.Nik Mohd Yasin (Sdara 84)
13.Abu Samah (Penaja)
14.Tn Hj Sazali Bin Sam (Tim Pengarah Pelajaran Negeri Sembilan - Bekas Guru Sdar)

Bagi pihak penganjur nak ucapkan berbanyak terima kasih kepada semua yang telah menjayakan dan mengambil bahagian dalam pertandingan ini.

regards,
-BABA-
Sdara 82-86


p/s: Keterangan lanjut sila lawati : http://sdara8286.blogspot.com

 


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LATEST NEWS

Basketball Piala Perdana Menteri . . . the result is . . .


AlhamdulilLah, SDAR managed to get 3rd place.

First Round
1) SDAR Vs SMS Machang, WIN 70 - 34
2) SDAR Vs MCKK, Lost 79 - 91
3) SDAR Vs SMS Kuching, WIN 86 - 48
4) SDAR Vs RMC, WIN 63 - 41

Second Round
30/5/2007 Semi Finals, SDAR vs SASER , Lost 57 - 65
30/5/2007 3rd & 4th Place, SDAR Vs SMS Dungun, WIN 71 - 40

Message from Ramly Khairudin aka Long John (the coach),
"Me & Zamri pasrah & took the setback as opportunity to relearn & improve. A SDARIAN is always a Fighter. A Fighter never quit. Quitters never WIN!
Thank for your support and interest in following the tournament.
Warmest regard from Ramly & Dr Zamri. "

 



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