Tuesday, September 29, 2009


It is ten days after eid-ul-fitr and i am back to my routine......

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Salam semua. Saya dan keluarga mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri Maaf Zahir Batin kepada semua umat Islam di seluruh dunia. Saya juga mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih pada semua yang telah melayari dan memberi sokongan pada blog saya. InsyAllah panjang umur jumpa lagi. Teringat lagu arwah Sudirman... balik kampung... ooo ooo balik kampung... teringat jua pada arwah ayahanda dan bonda yang masih di kampung.
May Allah accept his soul amongst Muqqarabin, Syuhada, Siddiqin & Mursyidin. Aamin.

Friday, September 18, 2009


What is Laitul Qadr?
What if your boss to told you that if you worked on one specific day, the company would give you 81 years worth of pay? What if you could earn the same amount of money for 81 years of work with just one night of labour? Would you agree to this bargain?
Allah, praised and glorified, has promised His believers an even better deal. Muslims can attain the same amount of blessings and rewards in one night of worship, as they would if they worshipped 1000 regular months. That's over 81 years. That's the blessing of Lailatul Qadr.
Lailatul Qadr, translated as the Night of Power, is the greatest night of the year. During this period, Muslims should spend their nights in worship and seek forgiveness and blessings of Allah.
Some highly recommended actions that we should do during the Night of Lailatul Qadr.
* Qiyamul Layl: Translated roughly as "Standing for Pray at Night".
* Doa: Translated roughly as "Supplication". Ask for His Forgiveness.
* Leaving the mundane: We should decrease our involvement in worldly matters.
Taking this precious opportunity & moment, I make doa for all of you that Allah will grant us all the Night of Lailatul Qadr. Ameen.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Many a times have I been asked as to why and how I got interested in colour. "Why so much fuss about colour?" And I ask myself the same question. And I begin to realise how over the years with the presence of light, colours has become so much a part of our lives, our culture, and even our language. We tend to take it for granted today as an intrisic part of every awake moment. We all enjoy colour, but how much do we really know about it? From the moment of birth we start learning and absorbing information from the world around us. Colour becomes imbedded in our minds as something we simply accept as being a continous part of our world. Where there is light it is always there. The only factor that seems to have an effect on it is the percentage of light reflected or absorbed by an object.
When I begin to focus on colour, my intention was caught after I read an advertisement on Colour Vibration Therapy (CVT) flyer which was stuck on the front screen of my car. At the same time I suffer with "Urticaria Vasculitis" also known as nettle rash or weals in a common terms. It is also refers to a group of disorders in which wealing occurs in the skin. I thought it could be a good alternative treatment for me. A meeting was arrange with Sir Professor Dr Norhisham Wahab the founder of Colour Vibration Therapy Malaysia. during our discussion, i discover that colour plays a major role in harmonising and balancing our spiritual, mental, emotional and physical level of a person. As for my research, I have no intention to search for any medical benefits.
For more than a century, the psychology of colour in relation to emotion and behaviour has been studied and throughout history colour has always fascinated humankind, for both aesthetic and social reasons. Colour plays a vitally important role in the world. What we see and interact with colour, includes both natural and artificial colours. About 80% of the information which we assimilate through our five senses, is visual. However, colour does more than just give us objective information about our world, it also affects how we feel. The presence of colour become more important in our environment, since most people spend more time awake and looking at all things in colour. Colour can have a strong influence on our moods and emotions. Colour can sway our thinking, change actions and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise our blood presure or suppress our appetite. When used in the right ways, colour can save energy consumption. Colour is also a powerful form of communication, colour is irreplaceable. Red means "stop" and green means "go", as this is understood as universal message. Likewise, the colour used for product, web site, etc. etc. can cause powerful reactions. I will continue uploading my colour research to my blog from time to time. Any suggestions or opinions for further discussion are most welcome.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


My warmest greetings to the entire Muslim Ummah. Happy Eid-ul-Fitr.
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaha ilallah Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil hamd. Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, There is no deity but Allah, Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, and to Allah goes all Praise.
Iyi Bayramlar.

Friday, September 11, 2009


In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Salam to all my Muslim brothers & sisters. Today is September 11 & I hope I did not make any provocative statements. Few months ago, the Western countries made fun of the naqaab (Islamic Burqa/Veil). France President Sarcozy had issued a ban on the Veil.
And what is happening today??

This is from GOD the AL-MIGHTY

HE is saying something to all of us but most of us do not understand!


Is such a sudden attact of swine flu a coincidence??


Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Kuala Terengganu, which is strategically located on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, was a natural stopping point for those who piled the trade from China to South East Asia in the early days. Kampung Cina became the most densely populated area for the Chinese Community. Located in the historic heart of Kuala Terengganu, it has been acclaimed as part of the country's living history of shophouse architecture. Sprouting from joint restoration and preservation efforts between the State Government, the Kuala Terengganu Municipal Council and Chinese Association in Terengganu, Chinatown has been given a boost for tourism.
We can all learn a lot from the past. History has and always will continue to fascinate those whose travel the world with open eyes. I used to say to my student, go and travel with your architectural eyes but this time my friend, Loharisan and I travel with our photographic eyes to fascinating heritage district along Jalan Bandar and "morning" stroll along Kampung Cina with full photographic gear. I said "morning' because it was very early in the morning.. I mean 3.00 a.m in the morning, hoping to get some interesting shots. But suprisingly, we were welcome by lots of guard dogs barking at us like no other business. We knew it loud and clear that we are not welcome, especially at that hour. Here are some shots that we would like to share it with you. Please click the first photo above to view the rest on my flickr set.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


A house is much more than just a roof over our heads. Our places of dwelling have developed dramatically over the course of history. Homes today have to be incredibily versatile buildings. The place in which we live in should be enjoyed, provide protection, respite, peace, inspiration and warmth to all who enter.
Colour can dramatically alter any space within our home. The posibilities made available to us by modern paints almost limitless, and traditional and modern homes alike can be transformed through the clever used of colour. Pale colours and whites can instantly refresh a tired room, giving a clean look and creating a bright, spacious atmosphere. Rich colours, such as deep ruby or emerald green, will have an intense effect, creating a more intimate and cosy feeling. A little knowledge can go a long way, but rules are made to be broken. We can all be influenced by scientific theory and the current trends, but just remember the most important thing: it is you and your family who have to live with and enjoy these colours.
Colour in the home cannot be changed as often as we change our clothing, so the colour decision is extremely important. The right choice of a certain colour scheme for our home is to suits our lifestyle and meets our personal and emotional needs.
source: the colour scheme

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Folding is relatively an ancient tendency in contemporary architecture. Traditional cultures of Japanese art which used paper folding to create a given result by using folds, crease, pleat, cut, pull up, turn, etc. etc. preferably without the use of gluing. Paper folding and paper cutting are very playful way of designing which offers surprises during the design process. Along with anthropometric installation, workbase 3 has added on another task which is to explore tranformations of the ivory board surface into a 3D form (volume). The student has to understand the method as the ivory board is introduced as quintessential foldable material. The board has its own character, weight and structural strength/capacity. And here are the results. Please feel free to view other images by clicking the first photo.