Sunday, July 26, 2009

My last day in Melbourne

One and half year in Melbourne, I feel like just yesterday I was arrived over here.

I don't know how to describe my feeling now, very sad, blur, happy, empty...

I will depart from Tullamarine Airport at 15:00 by Being 777 MAS.

Hope to see you guys again in Melbourne one day.

Mazlee Bin Mazalan finally can be declared as M. Eng in Microelectronic Engineering degree holder.... daaaa~~~~

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sem 3 result

Alhamdulillah... finally, the result was announced yesterday. Even, it was not very good but now I can smile because at last I'm done with my master study. U know, I can't sleep well the night before the result released. At 3 o'clock in the morning, I make myself brave to check whether the result already come out or not. Fuhhh, start with the name of Allah I opened the VU webpage and thanks to Allah, I cannot believed I can get that good marks in the paper that I felt it very hard.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Marc Jacob : Daisy

I bought a Marc Jacob perfume called daisy. Accidentally, Akmal and I have the same taste of perfume so both of us bought it. Actually, I bought the perfume for my wedding ceremony will be scheduled on this December. Before that, we did surveyed the price at MYER, My Chemist and Perfume Connection. Luckily, Akmal found the cheapest ever price of Marc Jacob compared to MYER and Perfume Connection from the the brochure at My Chemist. Because of there is no gift set is available for the Marc Jacob so we decided to buy body lotion today.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

You are not alone...

Everybody knows, Michael Jackson was died of a heart attack on last 25th June. He has converted into Islam last 1998 and even he already performed his Hajj. May Allah bless you, Mikaeel.

That you are not alone
I am here with you
Though you're far away
I am here to stay
But you are not alone
I am here with you
Though we're far apart
You're always in my heart
But you are not alone

Meeting with Prof. Jack Singh

Yesterday, I have met Prof. Jack at La Trobe Uni and discussed with him about my plan to further study over there. I thought that it will be a formal meeting but it ends up with an informal chat with him. He was a really nice guy and very motivated. He told me that if I want to do research under his supervision, it must be my self intention to do so. If I do the research because to fulfill of others requirement so it will be hard to finish within 3 years.

He wants me to send my result as soon as possible after the result announcement on 13th July. Hopefully, I will get the best result for this semester. Actually, it was not easy to me to get my desire result since the two subjects were really difficult even though one of them just rely on project, lab and homework. Then, my project was not really good since I cannot fulfill the specification requirement. But, I managed to get some result within 2 weeks. Wasn't it cool I can managed to finish the project, simulation and report only in that period.

I can't label myself as the master graduate yet until the result come out.

I plan to go to Sydney. But the cost of living and transportation plus there will some meeting with friends here make me still in 50-50 want to go or not.

The picture below is not my master graduation okay. Its my bachelor degree convocation day. Really miss that moment.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The end of my study

It's been a while I do not write something in here, isn't it? But to be precisely, it was 3 months of no entries. I am feeling guilty and so I try to write a bit.

There was so many things happen in the last 3 months. even, I could not remember exactly what was I did within that time.

I just finished my master study and waiting for the result that will be announced on 13th July. I am a bit nerves since there was one exam that I feel like I did not finished it well. It was very hard paper ever in VU I guess. I really hope at least I can get credit for it.

Last Sunday, my big bro was leaving Melbourne. Bro Nazrul had to go back early before the result announcement. Poor him, I am praying that we will get the good result later.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

jatuh cinta padamu

The best thing about tonight's that we're not fighting
Could it be that we have been this way before?
I know you don't think that I am trying
I know you're wearing thin down to the core

But hold your breath
Because tonight will be the night
That I will fall for you over again
Don't make me change my mind

Or I won't live to see another day
I swear it's true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
You're impossible to find

This is not what I intended
I always swore to you I'd never fall apart
You always thought that I was stronger
I may have failed, but I have loved you from the start

Ohh, but hold your breath
Because tonight will be the night
That I will fall for you over again
Don't make me change my mind

Or I won't live to see another day
I swear it's true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
It's impossible

So breathe in so deep
Breathe me in, I'm yours to keep
And hold on to your words 'cause talk is cheap
And remember me tonight when you're asleep

Because tonight will be the night
That I will fall for you over again
Don't make me change my mind

Or I won't live to see another day
I swear it's true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find

Tonight will be the night
That I will fall for you over again
Don't make me change my mind

Or I won't live to see another day
I swear it's true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
You're impossible to find

I don't have lab today

I was prepared to go to VU today. Before I stepped out, I made a call to Jaideep who in-charge of the laboratory. He said he will call after 5 minutes because he want to check the availability of the software.

5 minutes later, he called and mentioned me the software still yet to ready. Oh no, it is in week of 4 and we are not doing any lab yet. In my last experienced, the lab will drag to week of 13 which is the preparation week for the final exam. Or maybe they will cut some lab which is not very important. But and again, we have a mini project to be finished before exam. This is a normal life as a student.

So what I am gonna do today?

Actually, I have some works to do and below is the list according to the priority.

  • write a letter to Dr Aladin, microelectronic eng. coordinator (I got problem with a subject that I've been taken in RMIT but it was not recognised by VU, so I have to make an appeal letter for approving the subject)
  • finish my analog and mixed signal homework (unfortunately, i left my calculator at abg zul's place so I need to borrow someone calculator)
  • finish the lab report which is due in this incoming Friday (I cannot do it in my place since it dealing with the expensive software)
  • write the introduction for my review paper (I am planning to send my paper to RoVISP 2009 which is organised by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) so I have to complete the paper before it due at the end of April)
Thats all works that I have to do in this week. Frankly speaking, it is not as many as someone else who doing their study in other area like business, finance or criminology (I guess so)

I have only 4 months here in Melbourne and another 8 months before my wedding day (sorry, I never mentioned about it before but I will attached it in the next post)

Moral of the story: Don't just planning what you have to do without take any action of it.

The next malaysian idol? oh naa....

Monday, March 23, 2009

bald head = kepala botak

This is my third time my head being bald. The first one is when I was in form 3 at Izzuddin Shah school (1997). And the second is when I was in form 4 at Technic school in Seri Manjung (1998). Honestly, I don't like myself when my head bald. Hate bald (because I think I am not a bald person)....adus

Me (the bald guy) with Albert (the stone guy)

I approached that guy and asked him "how are you going mate?"

He didn't answer anything to me.

Maybe my voice is too slow so I asked him for the second time "how are you going mate, can I have a picture with you?". This time my voice a bit high with Aussie slang.

Finally, he said something "emm emm emm".

Hahahaha... "You are not a real stone guy mate"

I donated some coins for him.

Moral of the story: Don't ruin other people business.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sempurnakan hidupmu

Sempurna by Gita Gutawa

Kau begitu sempurna
Dimataku kau begitu indah
kau membuat diriku
akan slalu memujamu

Disetiap langkahku
Kukan slalu memikirkan dirimu
Tak bisa kubayangkan hidupku tanpa cintamu

Janganlah kau tinggalkan diriku
Takkan mampu menghadapi semua
Hanya bersamamu ku akan bisa

Kau adalah darahku
Kau adalah jantungku
Kau adalah hidupku
Lengkapi diriku
Oh sayangku, kau begitu
Sempurna.. Sempurna..

Kau genggam tanganku
Saat diriku lemah dan terjatuh
Kau bisikkan kata dan hapus semua sesalku

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A journey to reminisce: Folioworks Pty Ltd

I don't know what exactly I want to update in my blog this morning. I was checked my colleague's blog, Merang and it tends me to write more about my summer job. After stealing some photos from his blog then I uploaded it to my photobucket. Make it save in the net.

Those photos that succesfully stole.

Moreover, I also stole one of his word which is "reminisce". So I changed the word "remember" with the word.

For the conclusion...

Every time I am reminiscing what I did last semester break, the first moment will be emerged is my casual work as a mover. When I do flashback at that moment again, I do feel like it cannot be easily to forget, a lot of memory inside it and a plenty of funny things occurred. It makes me smile and laugh sometimes.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

The biggest loser

Besides cooking, now I have another new interest which is watching TV. I am currently being a big fan of the biggest loser and deal or no deal. I watch them regularly since I don't have any idea what I am going to do in the evening. It is much better activity rather than sleeping until the night come.

The biggest loser is actually the reality TV in Australia which is a imitation of the biggest loser in United State. Nevertheless, I am not saying that is bad thing and I even would like to propose this reality TV episode to Malaysia. I think it is better than others reality TV like Akademik Fantasia and Gang Starz which both were getting the high rate every time it broadcasting.

The biggest loser is similar to Amazing race or Survivor. For instance, in every episode it has an elimination of the contestants and the person who get the immunity will be saved. Furthermore, it includes the excite game such the food temptation. In this game, the contestants have to compete each to win the immunity. Isn't it is same like Survivor?

However, the biggest loser has it own objective. Besides of to entertain the spectators, it helps each of the competitors to lose their weight and make their dream become reality. The good thing is it also provides two trainers who always guide them in the gym and a counselor that is very useful to build up their self esteem and to keep them on the right track.

The end of the biggest loser.

I had cooked kari sotong with potatoes this afternoon. I bought the curry paste from Fresh Supermarket in Chapel St. But until this time, I still curious about my kari sotong, it was like some ingredients that I was not put into the curry.

What can I do? Give me some advise mate.

I am felt really happy because right now I was able to reduce my awkwardness while cooking in the kitchen.

As usual, below is the evidence.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Expert mover and delivery boy to cooker

As I told you yesterday, I am out of the job right now. I am free and I just like to cook. I have no talent on cooking at all. Even so, I always keep helping my mother in the kitchen while I am in Malaysia. From peeling the onion, garlic, potato to washing the dishes. Those are my routine jobs.

It is difference here, I have to cook myself otherwise I will be hunger. Believe or not today I had cooked a sambal terung and telur dadar.

Even though it was not so delicious as my mom cook, but as long as I am the one who gonna eat it so I think it is okay. At least I had something to eat this evening.

Here is the evidence.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Tomorrow is my last day working in Folioworks Furniture Pty. I still could remember the first day that I am stepped in the warehouse. I was so surprised after Mr Chung asked Merang and I to start work on the spot. I can called it as a fate because I am really desperate to get a job at that time and suddenly I got it. If I am not accompanied Merang on that day, I think I will never get a job until the summer break finish. Thanks to Merang.

The members of Folioworks Furniture Pty at Mount Dandenong during Christmas Eve Dinner.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Email from my former dean

I got a short email from my dean last two weeks. Seriously, it such a long time that I am not sending him any update or progress on my master study. I was told to keep in touch with him before I am flying to Melbourne last year.

Salam Mazelee, Apa kabar, such a long time tak dengan berita dari u di VU? Macamana dengan master bila dijangka habis? -zaliman

In addition, I just replied to his email this morning. Actually, I am quite nervous to send my progress of my study since I am doing nothing for this summer break. Furthermore, I also feel guilty due to his thousand of help to me before.

Salam PM Zaliman, How are you going PM Zaliman, hopefully you are in good health and god blessing you. Firstly, I would like to apologize to you because of late replying to your email. I am quite busy at this moment with my casual job here, and at the same time I am doing some research for my minor project next semester. About my master study here, I am done pretty okay for the last two semester but unfortunately last semester I got one subject credit. For this semester I will take two subjects and a minor project which are: a) Analog and Mixed Signal Design b) RF and Mixed Signal Design c) Minor project: Hybrid Photon Counting Pixel Detector Herewith the attachment of my previous semester result. I hope it will be fine to you. For your information, I will finish my master on this July 2009 and insyaAllah I will back to Malaysia right after that. I will send you about the progress on my minor project regularly. Thank you very much. Faithfully, Mazlee Bin Mazalan Postgraduate Student Microelectronic Engineering Victoria University

Tel No: +61403259924

After two hours later, he replied back my email. I knew him as a person who very quick on replying emails or messages. He never fail to send back my email before, that why I am very proud to work under his supervision.

Salam Mazlee, Good to heard from you and I'm very please with your work and performance. I'm also glad to know that you're finish in July 2009, actually I have spoke to Prof Ali that I want you to continue your PhD straight away after your MSc in VU. In principle he agreed about that. So further that, I also ask Prof Aladin, Yufridin's supervisor, if he have got research for 2 PhD candidates from UniMAP, he yet to comeback to me soon. Mazlee, meanwhile pls ask VU how to continue your PhD overthere and discuss with Prof Aladin about this. Maknanya you balik sekejap kat M'sia lepas to terus sambung. Tanya juga sharifah husna unimap the procedure to continue study. If you have a change pls visit La Trobe Univ, then meet with Prof Jack, Husna's supervisor, to discuss about PhD in La Trobe. Keep in touch. -zaliman

I have no comment about the email above because I am yet to finish my study in master. However, I feel very happy because my former dean still help and concern about my study. I was like getting the good spirit from him and feel to very commit in the next semester.

Chaiyok Mazlee... hehe...

My mom always says "aja aja fighting" to me... She was currently watching Full House (Korean drama)

As usual, the picture of the day is taken during the St Kilda Festival on last January. It really like Aussie party and I really enjoyed to see so many hot ladies over there.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I am not working today

I am supposed to go to work today until I got a call this morning from Merang. As he mentioned to me yesterday, he has a study work to do and he will take leave for one day. Because of he is the one who can drive the manual car and at the same time Bro Epoi has to guide his relative touring around the city today, so me and Akmal agreed not to work today.

Nothing much for today, I had fried mee with a cup of coffee for my breakfast early in the morning and just hanging up in Abg Zul house. I am replacing Abg Zul, who went to Malaysia for a month as a resident manager in HighChapel apartment. You know, the important job as the resident manager is put the rubbish bin outside on Tuesday and put it in back on the next day. However, I still have to work out with the fussy tenants as they like to complaints something that they think it really annoying them. Such the roller door complained by RMIT lecturer. In this case, I don't have to fix it, myself, what I have to do is send a report to the apartment management officer then they will figure out it.

Besides that, I have to open the electricity door which had requested 24 hours earlier by the tenant for the electric or foxtel installation. I might be not take any action or entertain them if the requests are given to me below than one daytime.

I want to stop right here. I plan to go to ANZ bank to put in some money.

Don't worry, after that I still have time to update.

See you mate.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Working + eating + sleeping - studying = money

The blog writer felt something wrong happened lately in his life. He started to get confuse what exactly he really want to be here in Melbourne. He seems like to be lost and out of the right way that he aims to be achieved before he arrived here.

The new pic of the writer... haha

It is February right now. Is he still have time to working out with his study? Is he can concentrate on his study whilst he working as the delivery boy? Is he really have interested to continue his study?

Suddenly, he felt the speechless and got nothing to do. No aim, no target, no excitation at all.

He likes totally lost here.

Oh god... he kind of want to be him like previous 10 months. Please make his with come true before it getting late.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

4 days of working

I just ended my work for this week but I still have to work on next week on Monday. Maybe some of you guys don't know what is exactly I work with. I don't have any intend to work as a mover. Since it hard to find a casual job lately so I just accept it. At the end of the day, I kind of like this job seriously. Sometime it really make my energy drain when doing this job. The best thing is I can earn some money for this summer break.

Oh my god, it likes 3 weeks I am not finish my review since my supervisor asked me to do so. Even I was do nothing for it. Need to do something at least I can send him my progress review paper and to impress him that I am capable to do phd under his supervision in the future.

I just bought 2 jackets from the Jean West in DFO, Moorabin. It is for my lovely brothers, Ijai and Arip. I do hope both of them will like the jacket.

I think till here for my entry today. I kinda have interest to write much but at this moment I don't have many idea to put in.

****Bad thing happened today****

Me and Imraan were scolded by the boss after we always came late to the warehouse

****Good thing happened today****

I just got my salary today

Before I am stop, would like to show you guys my new friend here, Asyraf.

Akmal, Asyraf and me at Shrine of remembrance

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Moving out to my new house

Here is my new house in 528 Swanston St, but it was better known as Colours. Can you guys see the apartment so colourful. haha...

I had stayed in Lazzat on Lygon before I am moving into Colours apartment. As I still have another 3 months balance from my contract in Lazzat, I have to find somebody else to replace me since it was among the rules included in the contract.

Luckily, I found Asyraf who is a tutor from UKM just arrived in Melbourne and he interested to replace me. Thank god. I had plan to stay as temporary in Colours for one month before I will moving to Abg Zul's place in Prahran, it just near to Malaysia Hall. I will staying there about 2 months and afterward will come back to Colours till I finish my study here.

So I will save my money for 2 months when staying in Prahran later. $$$$

New year, new house, new resolution, new jeans... haha... I just bought the Industrie jean from DFO Spencer St. This is my first time to have an original jeans. Can you guys believe it? haha...

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year 2009 in Melbourne