More babies!

Congratulations to Zen and Shariza for their newborn baby girl, on the 8th of Oct 2007.

Congratulations to Shahman and Farah for their newborn baby girl, on the 27th of Oct 2007.

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  • Undangan Majlis Perkahwinan : Boney

    Assalamualaikum,

    Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri kepada semua. Saya dengan besar hati ingin menjemput rakan-rakan sekalian ke majlis perkahwinan saya yang diadakan tidak lama lagi. Butiran majlis tersebut adalah seperti berikut:

    Tarikh : 18 November 2007 (Ahad)

    Masa :  11.00 pagi hingga 4.00 petang

    Alamat : Kampung Tanjung Balai, Melekek, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka.

    Kad undangan serta peta lokasi ada dilampirkan bersama. Semoga dengan kehadiran rakan-rakan semua dapat menyerikan lagi majlis ini dan diberkati Allah S.W.T hendaknya.

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  • OVERFLOOR (or is it?)

    History lesson time;

    Taken from MCOBA-Malaysia Yahoo! Group (without asking for permission, of course);

    Email 1 (Dah difilter dari thread yang panjang lebar, dan yang sebenarnya discuss benda lain)

    Bro.,

    Its OVERFLOW,bukan OVERFLOOR! Dunno how this term has been corrupted over the years!.Salam

    Email 2

    Bebudak ni juga menukarkan perkataan Kolet kepada Koleq.

    Kolet adalah cara/gaya sebenar org KK tradisional menyebut College.

    Koleq pula adalah tiruan cara/gaya Tongkat Warrant fikir College patut disebut.

    Tongkat Warrant dll Malay-educated perlikan MCKK dgn ungkapan dgn rangkaikata

    Bungkek Kek Kek > bongkak (snobs/conceits) !

    Email 3

    Aslkm,

    OVERFLOW it is and should have always been. That section of the building was to accomodate the “overflow” of students from the two attached wings, which have been accordingly and ordinarily assigned to the respective houses (Idris, Ahmad, Mohd Shah & Sulaiman). During my time, it was also meant for the “overflow” of students from Prep School and Sixth Formers stayed there before Sixth Form Pavilion was completed. I remember having to be transferred from Prep School to the “overflow” in the third term of 1961 (when I was a jambu in Form 1) and to stay in the same dormitory with Wan Hanafi, the terror & President of the disbanded Tarinaga. Remember the folklore “Beauty And The Beast”? Right!

    OVERFLOOR is not in the “Oxford English Dictionary”, has never been and can never be. The more appropriate word, in bringing out the same meaning as what has been generally meant for “overfloor”, is either OVERHEAD or simply FIRSTFLOOR. Thank you.

    Email 4

    Former juniors who now have begun saying correctly Overflow instead of Overfloor, please try to say Kolet Kolet Kolet instead of not Koleq !

    -end of quote-

    So, rupa2nya building kat tengah2 Big School tu asalnya dipanggil Overflow, sebagai reference kepada status pada waktu tu – sebagai dorm untuk students yang overflowed dari East/West Wings dan Prep School.

    Camana boleh corrupted sampai jadi Overfloor? cuba consider scene ni;

    Mana? Depan Overfloor/flow

    Sapa? Gedebe dengan F1

    Bila? Masa Gedebe kat Koleq (duh) – minggu orientasi budak2 F1

    Scene:

    Gbe: Pade’ (padang) depan ni guno maing bola, ragbi denge kriket. Pokok hok besar tu ore’ panggey Bi’ Tri (Big Tree)

    F1: Building yang besar ni cikgu?

    Gbe: Bangune’ ni namo dio Overflow

    Malam tu budak2 F1 tu decipher balik semua perbualan masa guided tour siang tadi. Habis semua ayat2 Gedebe di”de-kelatenized”, termasuk la Overflow yang akhirnya ditukar jadi Overfloor dek kerana salah faham accent Kelate milik Gedebe.

    As Email 3 correctly pointed out, Overfloor is not listed in any dictionary of any language. Even my Firefox spellchecker puts a red line under the said word (I would like to also point out that it’s underlining the word spellchecker as well, hahaha). BUT… BUT… neither is kolet (as Email 4 tried to point out as the only pronunciation for MCKK’s pet name). What I’m trying to say is, if you want to stop using the word Overfloor because it’s not in the dictionary, please treat the koleq/kolet issue the same way too.

    As for me, this is a non-issue. Small matter lah. Languages do evolve, apa lagi bahasa2 slanga ni. Overfloor ke, Overflow ke, it still refers to that same building. And not like we would mistaken Overflow for another building – we can always assume the speaker hails from Kelantan, kan?

    If you are talking about marketing/branding, I’d say go with Overfloor. Why? Well, try to Google for Overfloor and then Overflow. Compare the two and you’ll see what I mean. Or you can also try with Google Images (Overfloor/Overflow) and the standard-bearer for “what is” questions, Wikipedia (Overfloor/Overflow).

    Not to mention Overfloor sounds a hell more elegant than Overflow. What’s your first impression when you hear the word Overflow? Plumbing? Or toilets? Or that huge white building in Kuala Kangsar?

    Exactly.

    PS. I meant no offense to Orang Kelantan. Hanya sebagai contoh sahaja. (Kalau korang boleh tolong finetune dialog kat atas tu lagi cun)

    PPS. I also meant no offense to all distinguished senior old boys out there. All 3 posters (yup, 4 emails from 3 different posters) are very, very prominent figures

    PPPS. Yup, aku dah try search for Koleq/Kolet. On Google (Koleq/Kolet), Google Images (Koleq/Kolet) dan juga Wikipedia (Koleq/Kolet)

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  • Clean Your Home in 19 Minutes

    Because we’re so pathetic that we have no news to post in several months, I’m going to post something not related to koleq, especially for the slobs out there.

    Taken from CNN Living.

    With these room-by-room checklists, you can maintain a sparkling house in just 19 minutes a day, giving you more time for family, friends and you.

    Kitchen, 4 ½ minutes daily
    Always start with the sink. “Keep it empty and shining,” says Marla Cilley, author of Sink Reflections (Bantam, $15) and creator of www.FlyLady.net, a housekeeping Web site. A sparkling sink becomes your kitchen’s benchmark for hygiene and tidiness, inspiring you to load the dishwasher immediately and keep counters, refrigerator doors, and the stovetop spick-and-span, too.

    • Wipe down the sink after doing the dishes or loading the dishwasher (30 seconds).
    • Wipe down the stove top (one minute).
    • Wipe down the counters (one minute).
    • Sweep, Swiffer, or vacuum the floor (two minutes).

    Bathroom, 2 minutes daily
    Make cleaning the basin as routine as washing your hands. But don’t stop there. Get the most out of your premoistened wipe by using it to clean around the edges of the tub and then the toilet before tossing it.

    • Wipe out the sink (30 seconds). Wipe the toilet seat and rim (15 seconds).
    • Swoosh the toilet bowl with a brush (15 seconds).
    • Wipe the mirror and faucet (15 seconds).
    • Squeegee the shower door (30 seconds).
    • Spray the entire shower and the curtain liner with shower mist after every use (15 seconds).

    Bedroom, 6 ½ minutes daily
    Make your bed right before or after your morning shower. A neat bed will inspire you to deal with other messes immediately. Although smoothing sheets and plumping pillows might not seen like a high priority as you’re rushing to work, the payoff comes at the end of the day, when you slip back under the unruffled covers.

    • Make the bed (two minutes).
    • Fold or hang clothing and put away jewelry (four minutes).
    • Straighten out the night-table surface (30 seconds).

    Family room, living room, foyer, 6 minutes daily
    Start with the sofa — as long as it’s in disarray, your living room will never look tidy. Once you’ve fluffed the pillows and folded the throws, you’re halfway home. If you pop in a CD while you dust, you should be able cover the whole room by the end of the third track.

    • Pick up crumbs and dust bunnies with a handheld vacuum (one minute).
    • Fluff the cushions and fold throws after use (two minutes).
    • Wipe tabletops and spot-clean cabinets when you see fingerprints (one minute).
    • Straighten coffee-table books and magazines, throw out newspapers, put away CDs and videos (two minutes.)

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  • Srikandi Futsal Tournament

    Dear Gents,

    Pursuant to Ayul’s ironic email, below is the report for our boys’ performance today (Sorry guys….takder narration.  Aku tengah penat.):

    MCKK 96A (D3)

    Group Stage
    vs RMC: 1-3
    Scorer: Rasyidin

    vs SDAR: 1-3
    Scorer: Abe

    vs SAS: 2-3
    Scorer: Zef x 2

    MCKK 96B (F2)

    Group Stage
    vs SDAR: 0-1

    vs SDAR: 0-0

    vs STAR: 4-1
    Scorer: Taja x 2, Nanak x 2

    2nd Round
    vs MCKK 99: 0-2

    So, this time, we only managed to reach the 2nd round.  But anyhow, thanks to those that participated.  Special thanks to Rasyidin, Ham and Cikun for coming.

    Thanks also to those yang cakap nak main awal2, lepas tu kensel…..hahaha…..

    Special thanks to Abe for showing up…..As usual, En Abe kita muncul lepas tournament dah start.

    Our weekly session for bola diberhentikan selama 2 minggu untuk memberi rehat kepada kengkawan kita yang main tadi….

    Opeq

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