19 September 2016

Heads down Potterhead!


It took me a month and half to hold this book. Thank you Mr. President for making my 'dream' comes true. >.<

For those who don't know, Harry Potter has a 8th book - 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'. It cost RM119. So, thanks again Mr. President for lending me this book and I'm not the one who lost the receipt inside. 


The story is about Harry and his friends who are already in middle-age. Set 19 years after battle of Hogwarts. The story continue to their next generation as Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy try to cope with  family legacy and wild rumours related to He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Name. Meanwhile, Harry is juggling his life at Ministry and life as a father to Albus.

I'm bad at doing review. So, not much reviewing.

To be exact, it is not a story in novelish way. The 8th story is originally a stage play in London and  the script later is published in a book. Although, i do miss J.K Rowling story telling. It's more....adventurous, detailed and simply magical. The story instead is written like a play, like a script. So, no need Oxford dictionary by your side all the time.

Again, this book is based on a play written by Jack Thorne with original story from HP Novel of course. So, the 'feel' while reading the script is quite different than reading the novel. The time lapse makes me feel the timeline is 'wasted' and rushing. The only time lapse I remember in the novel are revision week, tournament preparation, running away accross the globe etc. - which are relevant. Maybe i was really greedy for adventure in Hogwarts. 

As i read through the script, I felt amused and giddy inside to read the after story, like what happens to the characters. You read THE END. But somehow the story feels as if there is actually no end. Harry is getting old and busy. Draco still has temper and more fatherly (not surprisingly). Ron still...Ron. I guess everyone is growing up. Scorpius Malfoy is definitely a character which readers will fond of. I know I do. He is nothing like his father. He can be innocent sometimes. 

Harry's nightmare

Platform 9 3/4

I smell trouble...

Before I start to read, a question pops up in my head - who will be the new 'Dark one'. Is there will be one, or none. And who is that child in the nest? The cursed child?

In few words, The cursed child is about relationship, another prophecy, very powerful magical item comeback and play very large role in the whole plot, some shocking revelations and how actually scary is the Trolley Lady and anything from the trolley. Oh, and lots and lots of sentimental scenes with reappearance of characters we love the most.

I think reading the script  is not enough. Watching the play will be more satisfying since it got great reviews. The most memorable scene I think are the Godric's Hollow, Harry and Dumbledore portrait conversation  and a lot more actually.

How many times I confess already (ha3), i really do hope JK Rowling write a novel like the previous one. One year in Hogwarts for one book. But the stage play is quite a treat to Potterhead already. 

In case you want to see a Movie, there will be a new Movie coming soon. Does 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' sounds familiar?.  It's a textbook for students in Hogwarts. The Movie is about the author's journey - so it is like a prequel to Harry Potter which is set way earlier before Harry is born.

p/s: I'm still trying to guess who is actually the Cursed Child in the play.....

15 September 2016

Final Year Project #1 ~ Ready, set, GO!


Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha. Dah habis raya. Cukup sudah melapah lembu sampai melecet jari. Daging lembu dah mampat dalam peti sejuk. Buat bekalan hidup.

Since Ema dah masuk tahun akhir degree, sudah semestinya ada projek akhir tahun. Projek akhir tahun ala-ala buat research. Alhamdulilah, department bioteknologi UIA baik. Lecturer sediakan tajuk, dan  student hanya pilih-pilih mana yang berkenan. Kalu dah ramai berkenang tajuk FYP sama, siapa yang bertuah, dia yang dapat.

Ema dapat tajuk FYP pilihan pertama Ema. Research pasal minyak kelapa dara, Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO).

Ada baki 4 minggu lagi sebelum proposal presentation. Research paper dah banyak download dan print. Cuma nak digest betul-betul. Tapi, bila dah indulge dengan research ni buat Ema lupa.....

Awak tu ada 5 subjek lagi yang nak kena fokus semester ni selain FYP. =__=.
Kita kena bahagikan kasih sayang sama rata bagi semua subjek tu. No bias.......Maybe senget sikit kat FYP. Ema ada plan nak korban cuti semester 1 minggu duduk kat UIA.. 

9 September 2016

Egg Drop Challenge


Today English for Occupational Class we did a challenge called 'Egg Drop Challenge'. No lecture today which is awesome, sebab ramai tak sabar nak balik kampung cuti raya seminggu~

We were told to bring straws, an egg and masking tape. What we need to do was to design a model to protect our precious egg from breaking. The model with egg will be dropped from high place.

Meet our 'Star of Universe'. He/She was born, wrapped in egg carton with lots and lots of masking tape and straws.

Then, our baby star - believed to be strong enough- was dropped from a height. We let it go.



He/She survived!!!Banzai!

Then I took it back to Mahallah, 

boiled it 

and eat it with Laksa Penang.

You served well.  


Other creative design is to place the egg inside a bottle fill with water. Good one.
The egg survived too!

It reminds me of Detective Conan movie, Phantom of Baker Street
Climax Scene in train.

3 September 2016

Late birthday present


3 September - balik uia. Senior Year. Bunyi gah, tak ada apa pun. 3 jam mengemas compartment bilik lepas tu berlari pergi binding report internship. Ha2, takut kedai tutup. Semputtt. Dahla previous student tinggal sampah sarap dalam locker/ bawah katil/ book shelve.....saman baru tau

Malam ni dapat rehat aka main laptop. Kak Nad balik lambat sekali, usually Ema yang balik last sekali.  Tiba-tiba Kak Nad barge in masuk compartment Ema, Sambil hulurkan tangan, Ema ingatkan nak peluk hug kisses sebab lama tak jumpa,

Kak Nad: Salma! saya ada barang nak bagi kat awak 

Ema       : *_*. Apa? The Cursed Child?!!

Kak Nad : Nah!!

Ema:  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kenapa kak Nad larikan diri macam usain bolt, Ema nak hug jer pun~~~~~~~~~~~
Thank You Nad! Ten thousand XOXO!!
Kak Nad ada yang One Piece- Luffy punya, jadi dia belikan Conan sebab teringatkan(?) Ema yang sukakan Conan. 
Secret: Bila rasa stress aka sedikit sesalan sebab tak dapat jawab soalan final, Ema lukis satu conan art. Macam dalam gambar bakckground atas  tu. Sekarang ada 8 conans, jadi....

Kebetulan waktu Kak Nad bagi tu, Ema tengah baca Detective Conan chp 971. LOL. Terima kasih Nad. Nanti Ema bagi Conan makan banyak-banyak. Ema ingatkan Kak Nad gurau je nak belikan, seriuss rupanya.

Kak Nad:  Awak ingat saya main-main ker..

p/s: Seriously Ema nak 'The Cursed Child'


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