SPM 2012 is coming~....

Woah~... I can't believe it's almost one year since I took SPM. Haha! XD I was kind of reluctant to post anything about SPM at first coz I thought:

"Please. It's not like anyone's gonna read them. I'm not a star student after all..."
 
Yup! That's exactly what I was thinking about. After a while of blog-walking and all, I noticed that a majority of the bloggers I followed and some that my friends followed were blogging about SPM, exam fever and such. I felt kinda bad for not AT LEAST sharing one or two things that I did before SPM. Although I wasn't and still not a star student, but I managed to get a result that was far beyond my expectation and normal results. So, without further ado, allow me to share a few things about what I did before SPM, during SPM and after SPM.

BEFORE SPM

Since SPM will be in  the next few days, here's what I did:

1) I TOTALLY de-stressed myself. Meaning to say that I did not do any heavy studying, such as burning the midnight oil, studying individually and completing exercises non-stop. I noticed that some people do this which is a big NO NO NO to our mental, spiritual and physical condition. Remember to get enough sleep, that is at least six hours and the most eight. This is coz when one lack of sleep, they tend to feel tired, exhausted even to the point that it causes physical stress to the body that may lead to a fever. Lack of sleep also promotes cold and flu as the body's immune system are weakened due to inadequate rest. This will eventually cause us to be mentally disturbed (I don't mean by going crazy or anything) and uneasy about the "approaching" SPM. Later on, our conscience will be filled with negative thoughts that will slowly poison our minds and eventually cause us to lose confidence. So, that means;

Heavy studying = BIG NO
 
2) Go through short notes and just do light revision instead. This will help you feel collected, calm and less stressed out, BUT still keep you supposedly "in tact" with your studies. Studying hard is not ALWAYS good, sometimes it's bad so stick to light ones ESPECIALLY when you're just a few days away from facing the real deal.

3) Let's say while going through your cute-mini-notes, you suddenly realized that:

"DAMN IT! I HAVEN'T MASTERED THIS TOPIC YET!!! GRRR!!!!! @#$#%$^u%"
Haha! Let me tell you, I had one of those days too, but DON'T WORRY! You can still master that particular topic. First off, the moment you realized that you are still not very clear about a certain concept, please follow these simple rules:

  • RULE NUMBER 1: Relax. Chill~. Take a deep breath and be calm.
  • RULE NUMBER 2: Set your alarm clock to wake up at 3 o'clock in the morning.
  • RULE NUMBER 3: Continue doing your light revision.
  • RULE NUMBER 4: Make sure you sleep early. If possible, get yourself in bed by 10.
  • RULE NUMBER 5: Wake up, brush your teeth or shower if you have to and start studying your butt off on that topic you haven't completely understand yet. It's advisable to drink a cup of coffee or tea so that the caffein can get your brain running. And as for Muslims, please perform the hajat sunnat prayers (solat sunat hajat) for a calm, and "lesson-absorbing-mind".
You might go:
WHY THE HELL MUST I WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF TE NIGHT TO STUDY?! WHAT KIND OF STUPID TIP IS THAT! PATHETIC!
 
Tsk tsk tsk. Let me explain. The brain is the organ which controls ALL of our sensory organs. I'm not sure whether you are aware or not, but we would always hear such inspiring stories of blind people who become teachers by learning through braille, people who got their hands decapitated that produce fine masterpieces by painting with their feet and many others that touches the heart. Notice how when one organ is "immobile" or "inactive" another one seem to shine? When we try to read braille by touch, we'll find it diffcult to read and understand despite memorizing the patterns which represent the letters they represent clearly. This is because, blind people who do not use their eyes for seeing, will get some other parts of their sensory organs (in this case, the sense of touch) enhanced due to the brain not having to use any of its "energy" to see, hence dispersing a fixed amount of energy to less sensory organ than normal. Meaning to say that, they have a much more sensitive sense of touch than us who fully utilizes all the sensory organs. This is the exact reason why it is as easy as pie for blind people to read braille by touch compare to us. What I mean to say is that, when we wake up at three in the morning to study, your surrounding will be much quieter as everyone is still asleep, hence your ears are "inactive" meaning that your brain will disperse its "energy" to the ears less compare to the rest. This will greatly benefit you, in terms that your eyes will be much more alert, your hands lighter than usual and your brain much more focused. Besides that, when you just woke up from a good quality sleep, you'll feel fresh and relax which is VERY ESSENTIAL in helping you to understand what you're studying. Studying at this kind of hour allows your brain to absorb lessons efectively, like that of a sponge. Hehe. ^^  Now do you understand why it's good and benificial to study at three o'clock in the morning? I know the explanation may have contained too much long sentences (negehehhee) but I bet you still could understand what I mean right? HAHAHA!!!

4) Lastly,

FORGIVE AND FORGET OTHERS' MISTAKES...
SEEK FOR FORGIVENESS FROM YOUR LOVED ONES, TUTORS AND FRIENDS...
 
Yes! This is VERY important, so don't forget to go and ask for forgiveness! God, helps to make things easier for people who seek forgiveness from Him and the people surrounding them.



DURING SPM

Ah yes. Even with all that knowledge already stuck in your brain and your confidence as that of a raging fire, worry still pangs your heart. *Sigh* As a result, you are studying till the last drop of blood. I TOTALLY do not agree with this when facing big exams like SPM. Trust me, this will only cause your confidence to evaporate ever so slowly which is BAD! My advice:

1) Read the Yaasin and ayatul-kursi for calmness. For non-Muslim, please pray for a heart that is calm and strong no matter what tidalwave that hits you during the exam.

2) Get a glance through your short notes. You never know what information that get stuck in your brain due to last minute studying.

3) During the last 30 minutes, go for a short toilet break. Relieve yourself, wash your face, etc.

4) For the last 20 minutes before the exam starts, STOP reading anything or touching any books that are related t the subject you're sitting for. By this time, get your things ready and stay cool and calm. Tawakal fully to God, meaning to say competely surrender eerything to God. You have been working hard for a solid 22 months, so God will know best what to reward you foryour hard work. Trust in God's judgement. Even if you don't get the result you wished for, don't lose faith in God because that means He has a bigger and better plan for you n the future, so keep striving!



AFTER SPM

FREEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hehe. ^^ My advice is that you forget about SPM completely and start planning for the future for a bit. Besides that, don't forget to study even if it's only for a tinsy-wittle-bit for a firm grasp on what you've studied in Form 4 and Form Five so that you don't have to struggle too much in the future. Most importantly, have fun spending your holidays! :)


PHEW!!! That was a lot! Ah yes. Then again, these tips may only be useful if you did work hard to cover all the topics of your subjects. If not, then I guess my ONE and ONLY advice, PUMP IT TO THE LIMIT! Only when SPM is day away from you, then stop studying like there's no tomorrow. Hehe. Anyway, good luck everyone! May your hard work be paid off and may God grants you your wishes! ^^


This is Erna signing off! Tut... Tut...

Dear God...

Dear GOD,
Why am I so down lately?
My fingers ain’t agile as before,
My brain is not as alert as it was
And my heart not as strong as it used to be…
……………………………………………………………………
Dear GOD,
If I got lost,
Shrouded by darkness,
Devoured by evil,
Cloaked with coldness,
Please show me to the right way,
I’m too afraid to be lost in this forest,
Too many paths to choose from,
Each with different consequences,
Help me pick the right path.
……………………………………………………………………..
Dear GOD,
If I ever did anything wrong,
Please forgive me,
You are the only one who forgives my mistakes,
Humans take a long time to forgive,
Even if the mistakes I made was of an ant,
You are the only ONE I may turn to,
The ONLY ONE I “can” turn to.
………………………………………………………………………
Dear GOD,
If everybody else isolates me,
Please don’t leave me by the roadside,
I can’t stand the emptiness I feel inside,
I can’t handle the chill it sends to my body,
I can’t bear the pain it transmits to my heart.
…………………………………………………………………………
Dear GOD,
Even if I act like a foolish scumbag,
Please do not hate me,
Show me to the right path instead,
Give me signs,
So that one day when death calls,
I’ll finally be able to see Your face,
The most rewarding gift to Muslims of all…


I made this one up years ago, but I fixed just A BIT here and there. Hehe. ^^
"So shut up about “destiny” and “inescapable fate”….You shouldn’t whine about such trivial stuff! Cause… unlike me… you’re not a FAILURE."
 

- NARUTO
"The past is the past. We cannot indulge ourselves in memories and destroy the present."
 
- KYO KARA MAOH!

"There’s no such thing as a painless lesson. They just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can’t gain anything without losing something first although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you’ll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle. Yeah, a heart made fullmetal."

 
- FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST BROTHERHOOD
"Lying tears hurt others, lying smiles hurt one’s self"
 
- CODE GEASS

I said that? O_O

"People say I’m stupid, I agree. But, that’s never the reason for me to stop in the middle of the race I know I might lose. Coz I know someday I won’t be the last person to cross the finishing line. If I keep on going without looking back, I believe I’ll be the person I dream of being."
 
I never knew I was so full of motivation before. HAHAHA!!! XD XD XD Seriously, I never knew that. Haha! XD Well, I guess this was true back then. :) Coz I'm no longer a 'racer' that's always trying to fulfil social expectations of the people around her. I'm now a fighter. A PROUD one too... :') Still have to fulfil social expectations, but not bothering a single thing that they say when I don't though. Dang! It's sooo hard to explain in words! Hahahaha!!!! XD XD XD

"I don't race, I FIGHT!" 

Let's talk about CDs~!!! Ngehehe...

Alright then, let's talk about CDs this time. Hehe. Actually, I wanted to do an entry on my other books BUT they're just too much to the point that I might take an hour or so just to take pictures. Haha! XD So, yeah. Brush that idea off. I'm gonna do it much much later on. For now, I'll do on the CDs that I collected so far. My sister has tons more actually. Haha! XD So, yeah, anyway, back to the point of this entry. I'm just gonna list some CDs here so bear with me! And ONCE AGAIN, I'm so VERY sorry about the low quality of the pictures. Remember the power saver bulbs I talked about last time? Well, yes. I'm in a room where the light shoots the spot where I took the front covers of the CDs DIRECTLY. HAHAHA! XD I was too heck lazy to find some other spots, so YES. Please bear with me people. ;) Anyway, moving on, here's some of the CDs I collected so far:


INCOMPLETE SERIES:
 

 
Hiiro no Kakera
Ouran High School Host Club
Detective School Q
 
 
COMPLETE SERIES (1):
 

 
Princess Princess
Clamp School Detectives
Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)
Starry Sky
Kuroko no Baske
Campione!
 
 
COMPLETE SERIES (2):
 

 
Hakuoki Shinsengumi Kitan
Hakuoki Shinsengumi Kitan 2
Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji II (Monoshitsuji)
 
 
MOVIES (ANIME) AND OVAs:
 

 
Pokemon The Movie 2008: Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkai
Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
Detective Conan 13 in 1 Movie Collection
Kuroshitsuji OVA 1 - 6
Gintama Shinyaku Benizakuza-hen
The Light of a Firefly Forest
 
 
COMPLETE SERIES (BOX):
 
 
Saiyuki Reload Gunlock Complete Collection
Vampire Knight Season 1 - 2
Darker Than Black Season 1 + 2
Code Geass Season 1 & 2
 
 
MOVIES BY STUDIO GHIBLI:
 

 
Howl's Moving Castle
Princess Mononoke
 
 
BARBIE MOVIES:

 
Barbie: A Mermaid Tale 2
Barbie: The Princess and The Popstar
 
 
COMPLETE BOX DRAMA SERIES:
 
 
My Boss, My Hero!
 
 
DEATH NOTE MOVIES:
 
 
Death Note (Movie 1)
Death Note: L Change the World (Movie 3)
 
 
MOVIES:
 
 
I Am Number Four
The Hunger Games
Battleship
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Men In Black 3 (MIB3)
 
P/S: Perhaps the Barbie movies there made any of you laugh? Haha! XD It sure made my sister laugh. XD XD XD
 
 
PHEW! That's it! ^^ I think... ?_? Hahaha! XD Anyway, so this is basically some of the CDs I collected thus far. I'm still expanding my collection SLOWLY... Hehe. I haven't actully watch most of the CDs coz I'm just WAY too busy to watch any of them. Haha. I'm working on it though. I have a sister you see, so yeah. Only when both of us have any free time do we watch our CDs which explains why we're going rather slow. *Sigh* Imawa tonikaku, I might be posting on more books next or perhaps a book review on The Kneebone Boy? Hehe. I haven't decided yet.
 
Ah yes! I'm actually still a candidate of an exam and my next paper will be on 5th November. I'm SOOO glad about this coz at least I can take a LITTLE break and perhaps watch a few CDs? ;) Hehe. Wish me luck and please pray for my success dear viewers no matter who you are so that I may get satisfying results! Thank you in advance to those who do. I think that's it about my "Stash of CDs". Hehe. See you guys in the next entries to come! ^^
 
 
This is Erna signing off! Tut... Tut...



More BOOKS!!! XD

Maybe you can already guess what the title means? Hehe. If you guessed I stole some expensive and interesting books from Times Bookstore, Popular Bookstore or Harris Bookstore, then you're gravely mistaken. Haha! XD I actually bought some awesome (in my opinion though) books from the said bookstores! Hehe. It's actually been a while but high-school-oriented college made sure I was well away from my laptop to do any updating in this little blog of mine. I can't believe I'm seeing spider webs in this blog again! Damn it~... *starts dusting here and there*

Haha! XD Well, anyway~ I'm gonna talk about more books! Basically, I'm just gonna list some of them here. I actually got LOADS more, but there's just TOO MUCH for this post. I'll try my best to post one about the other books. In this entry, however, I'll only talk about the books I found interesting and might be worth reading. I haven't read them yet, but I soon will once the second semester is over and more importantly my AS Exam is over! Anyway, here ya go:
 
 
SNOW - ORHAN PAMUK
 
Okay, this isn't exactly a book I bought. This is a book that a friend gave me and I feel SOOO BAD for not being able to read till now. Huhuhu... TT____TT
 
 
 
THE POWER OF SIX - PITTACUS LORE
 

 
MY SISTER'S KEEPER - JODI PICOULT
 

 
BOOK OF SPELLS- KATE BRIAN
 

 
DISOVERY OF WITCHES - DEBORAH HARKNESS
 

 
THE SECRET GARDEN - FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
 

 
HALLOWED - CYNTHIA HAND
 
 

THE HUNGER GAMES - SUZANNE COLLINS
 
 

 
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE - SUZANNE COLLINS


 
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - SUZANNE COLLINS
 
 
Phew! Maybe you noticed the kinda bad quality of the pictures? Sorry about that guys. The lights in the room I'm currently in is VERRRRYYYYYYY BRIGHT. Haha! XD My whole house is using the power saver bulbs to help save the Earth and save my family some money in the long run. Hehe. ^^
 
 
Anyway, back to the main topic of this entry, so yeah. These are just some of the books I got myself. I don't know why I'm SOOO IN LOVE with books! Hehe. Oh yeah! There's this book I got just a few days ago. No longer than three days ago to be exact! I just TOTALLY LOVE the book! Like, SERIOUSLY! I NEVER had a favourite coz basically I just LOVE all kinds of books. Throw me one and you might find me engrossed in the book within seconds. Hehe. Anyhow, here's the book:
 
 
 
THE KNEEBONE BOY - ELLEN POTTER
 
 
This is the only new book that I finished reading and it's the newest too! I wanted to read the older ones first but something about this book drawed me to it like a magnet. I couldn't resist the temptation and started reading straight away! I finished reading it at about 2.40 a.m. if I'm not mistaken. It was right after finishing the book did I realized that I just totally love the story and that I was hoping there's a sequel to the awesome story. If there was, dare I say I would have immediately get off my bed and ran to ANY bookstore that are still open to look for the sequel, but deep down I know there's no sequel to it. It's okay though, at least it had a great ending. :") <-- tears welled up in eyes
 
Haha! XD So, yeah. To know what the story is all about, you just have to search for it in the net. I might spoil the story for you guys. Oh! I forgot to mention, my favourite character from the story is the guy in the middle. Hehe. You'll know when you read the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to read a book packed with bizarreness, suspense, family love and mysteries of course! ^^ Ngehehehehe....  Anyway, it's late, so I better turn in. Hehe. Night everyone! ;) Hope to see you guys in the next posts to come! ^^
 
 
 
This is Erna signing off! Tut... Tut...





AS Examination 2012

Damn it~... Yeah, people. Just a few weeks left and AS will officially commence. Life's been stressful and tiring lately due to loads of "family events". Let you guys know in future entries, insya-Allah. Anyway, so yes. I'm going to face this AS exam on the 15th of October 2012. My last paper will be on 22nd of November. Imagine that? Woah~. More than a month of exams, but of course there are lots of gaps in between which is a relief. Although I want to get the exam over with, I still want to do my best. If I don't get straight a's, then I have to repeat the exam next year. A total waste of time and money! NO WAY am I gonna repeat! It will be too tiring~... Hehehe...

Anyway, the timetable's out. I'm not sure which one will be easier for you to read, so yeah that's why there are two timetables there. Hehe. In any case, take a look at it (or should I say them? Hehe) :







The highlighted, ticked and signed papers are the ones that I'll be answering. Huhu... TT_____TT

So yeah. As you can see, I'm only taking three subjects, which are Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. Just in case you guys are feeling lazy to look at the subjects I'm taking and maybe confused looking at the timetable, let me make things a whole lot simpler. OBSERVE. Hehe. ^^

I'm going to answer these papers:

1) Biology: Paper 1 (MCQ), Paper 2 (Structured questions), Paper 3 (Practical paper)
2) Chemistry: Paper 1 (MCQ), Paper 2 (Structured questions), Paper 3 (Practical paper)
3) Mathematics: Paper 1 (Pure Maths), Paper 6 (Statistics)

So, basically I'm going to sit for eight papers in total. If I hadn't drop Physics, I'd be sitting for 11 papers instead. XP

Anyhow~... Wish me luck people! Oh, and pray for my success too. Hehe. I am totally gonna need all the luck especially prayers I can get! Huhu.

This is Erna signing off! Tut... Tut...