Sunday, July 7, 2013


"Zafira, saya dah letak nama awak untuk belajar Gamelan.
6 dan 7 Jun, hari Sabtu dan Ahad. Cakap dengan ibu ayah awak, jangan pergi mana-mana.
- Teacher Noorhayati Jais.

Gamelan?! Oh my god, you have no idea how much I miss Gamelan. How much I miss to play Saron Demong. It had been weeks I have not played Gamelan. This is an irresistible offer! Nevertheless, my excitement was then perfectly ruinned by Rabiatul Aqillah when she said she could not go as she would be as busy as the bee during the weekend. Her schedule was as packed as sardines. She had to make one choice, only one. Bulan Sabit Merah Malaysia or Gamelan? If she choose Bulan Sabit Merah Malaysia she would have to attend a Bulan Sabit Merah Malaysia's leadership programme on Saturday and a Mangrove trees event on Sunday. 

I would be very very very lucky if she choose Gamelan over Bulan Sabit Merah Malaysia. Unfortunately, she betrayed me. - Ugh - I hate her but never mind, I still had a few more days to find someone to replace her. I thought of replacing Rabiatul Aqillah with Syazwani Afza until Teacher Noorhayati said the list for Gamelan players had full. In fact, there was no Rabiatul Aqillah on the Gamelan's list, hers was on Pengurusan Seni. Mhm-hm. I tried to accept the fact that she would not be joining us. Moreover, I have Khairina Nabila to accompany me those days even though her name is on Pengurusan Seni list. 

On 6th June 2013, I woke up with a negative thought. I did not know why but I judged this programme, it would be a very boring and dull programme. I kept on telling Khairina Nabila that that programme must be boring but Khairina Nabila is always Khairina Nabila. She asked me to be positive and have fun during this programme. Uh-huh, let's wait and see how dull this programme would be. 

"Expect for the worst, hope for the best." 

All of the participants were divided to four different scopes.

1. Pengurusan Seni.
2. Gendang Perpaduan.
3. Theatre.
4. Gamelan.

I was, obviously, in Gamelan. By the way, Gamelan teachers came a little bit late compared to other scopes teachers so we had to wait for them at Foyer B, the place where the Gamelan practice was conducted. As soon as they arrived, we were instructed to bring Gamelan instruments at the canteen to Foyer B. The instruments are Bonang, Saron's family: Saron Peking, Saron Baron, Saron Demong and Gambang. Then, ice-breaking session. It was no ordinary ice-breaking session this time. We were asked to make a style by using our body parts, for instance our hands, we could make peace symbol or wave symbol or whatever symbol we want to do to represent ourselves. Then, we had to mention our name three times. The rest would have to follow our styles and mention our name three times so that we could recognize each other. 

"Zafira, Zafira, Zafira." *Say this while waving your right hand*

Next, we learned Anak Kampung's notes and played Gamelan together. During recess, Khairina Nabila told me that we would be going to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia tomorrow morning. At first I thought we would continue our learning there but my prediction was wrong. We actually have to do a performance together with students from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Baru Bangi and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jalan Tiga in conjuction to Majlis Penutupan Khidmat Seni Masyarakat. Oh, wow. A performance with only a one day practice? You got to be kidding me?! Feelings like a mixture of overwhelmed, nervous and excited.

Then we practice and practice and practice to improve our skills for hours until 4 o'clock in the evening. 

Sunday, 7th of June 2013.

- We went to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia by a bus.
- Practice and practice and practice for hours.

- Rehearsal at 12 o'clock in the afternoon.
Our performance was awful back then. :'(

- The show began at 3.00 p.m. and ended at 6.00 p.m.

This was the uniform we were asked to wear during the show.
The Baju Kurung was sponsored by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
... Much obliged students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia!

Performances made by students from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Baru Bangi,

1. Nasyid.
2. Theatre.
3. Dancing.

Perfomances made by students from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jalan Tiga,

1. Nasyid 
Only Nasyid, I suppose. I could hardly remember. (?)

Performances made by students from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jalan Empat,

1. Gendang Perpaduan.
2. Theatre.
3. Gamelan.

My Gamelan mates and I when we were preparing ourselves for the show!
... There were Form 1, Form 2, Form 3 and Form 4 students.

With Wan Yusreena.

No, I did not play Bonang, I played Saron Demong. ^^

Gamelan was the fifth performance right after Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jalan Empat's theatre. By the way, Gendang Perpaduan and Gamelan players were given privileges to be on the stage from the beginning of the show until it was over. I was nervous back then yet I still felt excited because it was my first time experience doing Gamelan performance. I really hope the audiences like it! However, my waist ache as I needed to sit cross-legged on the stage for hours Theatres both  from my school and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jalan Tiga were fun, indeed very fun. They managed to make us laugh out loud even though we were supposed to cry or feel sad. I really enjoyed watching both theatre, especially theatre present by my school mates. By the way, I wished, I really wished I played Gendang Perpaduan back then. Gendang Perpaduan was the best among the others! Jealousy strikes as I watched Gendang Perpaduan players made their performance. Oh, be loyal Nurzafira Sabrina.

(... Psst! I had a crush on one of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia students who sang Nasyid song).

After the show!
... I looked fat and I knew it.

Introducing to you, one of my team mates, Barizah. She played Gendang by the way. 

That is Saron Demong, the Gamelan instrument I played throughout the performance. 

As soon as the show had over, I knew I am going to miss every single thing I had done within this two days. My Gamelan mates, my teachers who are students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, the practice we did for hours and caused my legs and waist aching. Every single thing. I just could not describe all the experiences I had gotten throughout this programme, there are beyond words. I felt like crying back then. I really did. I am going to miss them, all of them and I hope they will miss me too.

"Some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about."

With Teacher Mu'min.
(... We do not call them Teacher actually. We used Abang, Kakak).

From left, Teacher Salmah. She is actually a Japanese girl who come to Malaysia to learn Bahasa Melayu. Her Japanese name is Naoko or something which had the same pronounciation like that name. I do not know how to spell her name. Beside her was me, Nurzafira Sabrina. Next was Teacher Faizin. Then Teacher Mu'min, Teacher Nur Amni and Achik! Oh my god, Achik was the one who taught and lead us during the show. He is a nice guy. Very friendly. Often made jokes when we were practicing for the performances. The one who is wearing the light-green Baju Melayu is Teacher Fazli. He sang the Anak Kampung's song when we were playing Gamelan. He has a very sweet smile. Yes, I truly miss the way he smiled when he wanted to persuade us smiling when we did our performance. I really miss that smile! The squat girl is Dayah (?) if I am not mistaken.

Captured a picture as a memory with my juniors also known as my team mates.

Khairina Nabila and I. :3

I started to miss everything again after I made this post. I really wish I could meet them again. :'<

Lots of Love, Nurzafira Sabrina.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Teacher's day.

Happy Teacher's day!

Dear Teachers, I love you and always will! In my prayes you will be cherished forever. 
Wish I could hug, even a little touch!

Mhm-hm. Teacher's day?
The worst, I suppose. For me, yes! 
Exactly the worst.

No, no, no this year Teacher's day is totally different compared to the years before. Before this, I was just a student who would be sitting at the tread association, doing nothing other than waiting for the gimics arranged by the seniors to happen. I am not anymore. I can say, I am no more an ordinary student now. I can tell you, my responsibility is bigger and heavier than before. 

This was the uniform I wore today!
I borrowed the white uniform from Nor Safi Hazirah.
And the pink cloth was sponsored by Nur Sherina Idayu.
... (Hi! Meet my seniors!) They are Form 5 students.

The rest are mine. 
"Tak malu punya budak." said Rabiatul Aqillah.

I started my day with a thought I would probably do nothing today. However, my prediction was wrong. I was asked by my seniors, Nur Sherina Idayu and Saidatul Syahirah to help them. I was asked to go here and there in order to fulfil humans' order. Seniors who involved in the program were very busy, I was in charge to handle the kids who would be doing the gimics. I was like a post woman. I think the students who saw me wandering at the assembly site were totally annoyed because I kept walking in front of them. 

"Your wish are my command."

I can say, I dealed with a lot of people today. As the consequence, I had to face some conflicts. Well, frankly speaking, I rarely communicate with people. Today was like the first time, I had to collaborate with different people who come from different Form. I needed to cooperate with seniors to ensure the program went as planned. I had to solve the problem face by the juniors about their cake. Nevertheless, I was too weak, I cried. I cried infront of my seniors, Nur Sherina Idayu, Saidatul Syahirah and Iwana Iyazi. I cried in front of my friends. I cried in front of my Counselor teacher, Teacher Zanariah. I cried in front of my juniors. I am too sensitive. I nearly give up doing my work. Everyone seemed to blame me for every conflict which had happened. They hate me, I suppose. I was useless. 

"When you are dealing with many people, you will be facing many conflicts. If you are weak, you are going to cry and give up. If you are strong, you are going to face the problem and solve it!" - Teacher Zanariah.

... And what did I do?
... I cried.
... I lost.

I told Teacher Zanariah, I even cried in front of her but she said to me, "It is forgiven if you cried but then you stand up and keep doing your work!" Teacher, you said like that because you want me to stop crying do you? Mhm-hm.

Let's forget about that, shall we? Okay. I was forced by my friends, Aisyah Nur Syasya and Qudri Aina to enter a "Selendang Competition". I refused to join at first but as they kept persuading, I felt guilty so I said yes but I would not want to be the one who-help-a-person-to-wear-the-shawl because I am seriously not good at it. They find me a partner and I would be the one who-wear-the-shawl.

Represent to you, my partner! :>

She is a Form 1 student. A fair girl, very pretty and indeed a very mature junior.

... There was a girl asked me if we are siblings. 
... We don't even look alike. 

Whoops whoops, I am pitied of this girl because she needed to collaborate with my annoying behavior. 
I am sorry! :'<

It is me after transformation made by my partner. :3

With one of the pretty contestants. 
... O'ow insecure O'ow I might not be the winner O'ow.

Okay. Okay. I told you, I agreed to join this competition right? Yes, yes I did but I never knew I was putting myself in danger. As soon as my partner transformed me from ugly to still a bad looking person, I was suprised when my friends told me I am going to be on the stage. Be like a model and do a catwalk. Well, to be frank, I was not that 'suprised', I actually did not pay any attention to whatever I was doing because I was so tired. Suddenly, someone asked me to be on the stage. I stood right next to Raz Amira. And when we were asked to walk on the red carpet, we decided to walk together.

My prediction was right. Unluckily, I was not one of the winners even though my friends were the judges. Mhm-hm. I had threaten them to make sure they would reserve me a place in the contest but they betrayed me. No, no, no I don't think so. I think it was because of my ugliness they did not choose me to be one of the five winners.

... (Psst! I think I looked good in the pictures captured by Nor Safi Hazirah and Nurhidayatul Hanani).

By the way, this is a picture of Khairina Nabila, Syazwani Afza and I. I was sweating like hell back then but they still wanted to hug me. You guys are my very very very very very best friend! :3 At the end of the day, I snapped pictures with my seniors, Nur Sherina Idayu, Saidatul Syahirah, Iwana Iyazi and Nor Safi Hazirah.

And not forgotten, I snapped a picture with Irfan. My senior. :3


Last but not least, my favorite picture of the day!

So long humans!

Lots of Love, Nurzafira Sabrina.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Gulp and Gasp

To be frank, I have never involved in any Drama competition before. Never, so yes, this was my first time participating in Drama competition. Actually, I was the one who wanted to be Rose at first. No one chose me to be the actress. I volunteered as I thought Rose was just a minor character. I thought so because  my friends, Nurul 'Aqilah and Nuraina Hani said Rose is a blind lady and sells flowers for a living . Shame on me for judging a character by its personality. However as I knew Rose was no ordinary character, I refused to be her but Nuraina Hani kept persuading me to play the role of the blind lady whom sells flowers for a living so that she can send her sick mother to the doctor and in love with a guy named Percy. At last, I decided to give it a try. Moreover, I would love to gain new experience and knowledge. 

Form 4 English Drama Competition 2013: Gulp and Gasp.

Our director, Syarifah Nur Husna.

Represent to you 4 Kreatif actors and actress, 

From left: Nabil Aiman and Ameer Izwan.

Nabil Aiman as Lord Septic.
Ameer Izwan as Crouch.

Nurzafira Sabrina as Rose. 
I borrowed the hat from Nurzeihan.
The white shawl was Nuraina Hani's.
Syarifah Nur Husna sponsored the pink dress.
Fatin Nureliyana let me borrowed her sandals. 
(... Hi! Meet my classmates!) They are amazing.

Muhd Ameerul whom is wearing the hat as Percy.

We went over to Syarifah Nur Husna's house to practice last Saturday and today, during English class which was on the last two periods, Teacher Zaimah asked us to present our Drama in front of her. Frankly speaking, I still did not memorize my script back then. Same goes to Nabil Aiman and Ameer Izwan. Their scripts were longer than mine and Percy's. However, Percy's was the shortest so Muhd Ameerul basically got nothing to afraid of since he only needed 10 minutes to memorize his dialogues. After that, I had to attend my Principle Accounting's class which started at 1.05 p.m. till 2.15 p.m. then I performed my Zuhur prayer and had my lunch at the school's canteen. 

The Drama competition started at 3.30 p.m. so I had to be very rushing in order to get myself ready and well-prepared for the competition. Luckily, Nuraina Hani and Nur Shahida Nadira helped me a lot during the preparation. Nuraina Hani did the make up while Nur Shahida Nadira helped me wear the shawl. Girls do really love compliments don't they? I am a girl so yes I do really love compliments! As soon as I was prepared for the competition - the shawl was secured nicely on my head, the dress looked perfectly perfect when I wore it and the make up made my face looked flawless - a lot of people said I looked beautiful.

(... Even Haziq Haiqal was pixilated by my beauty!)

Much obliged Nuraina Hani and Nur Shahida Nadira! :D

With Nuraina Hani, my Manager.
Thanks to her for forcing me to participate in this competition. ^^

With Nurul 'Aqilah.

With Syarifah Nur Husna.

My dearest classmates - 4 Kreatif 2013.
I love you guys so much. :'>

Unfortunately we lose in the competition but it was not a big deal as long as we enjoyed ourselves!

It was an awesome experience after all.

Lots of Love, Nurzafira Sabrina.