My Convocation

Written by Atikah Rusli

One would not expect to feel sad during a period of joy in one’s life. Since, this is the convocation week; I would like to share my convocation story. On 24th April 2016, it was the day that I was waiting to accept my scroll as a Master’s Degree student. However, this was the day that I will never forget; I lost my father on this beautiful day. Other companions received flowers from their loved ones on their historic day, but I had to lay flowers on my father’s grave.


My father passed away in the morning of 25th April 2016 due to cancer. This was the day that changed our family’s entire life. Nevertheless, I became stronger and motivated to fulfill my father’s last wish; to get PhD for myself. Life must go on, but the memories of a loving and supportive father will forever remain in my heart. For the rest of the world who are receiving their scrolls for their hard work, I want to congratulate and advise all of you to keep on moving forward no matter how hard life hits you, always stand up and smile as the saying, never fully dressed without a smile. =)


Written by Siti Atikah binti Rusli


Faculty hospitality, tourism and entrepreneurship

University Malaysia Kelantan

Technology Evolution In Today’s Human Life

Written by Afiqah M.Rozi

It is undeniable that the development of today’s technology is evolving at a warp speed. This can be evidenced by the many innovations created over the last two decades that the world has seen, from a simple gadget to that which can rock the world.

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In reality, technology has existed since time immemorial, the ancient Roman era. The development of technology is growing dramatically and continues to evolve until today. The advancement of technology today cannot be avoided anymore. Inevitably, we have to follow in parallel with the technological development otherwise, we will not be able to compete internationally.

Technological development began with the invention of computers that has made our day-to-day life changed entirely. Despite the emergence of the computer, smartphones have been dominating our daily life so much so that we cannot live without the gadget.  It allows communication between individuals unhindered by distance and time. And technological developments of today reached its peak when we are confronted by the invention of the Internet in the middle of our lives.

Technology has caused a magnanimous impact in our daily lives, but it also has a significance effect on politics and economy.Democracy and the right of expression are

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increasing. This is because various channels of distribution and presentation enable individuals to voice their opinions and their rights. The technology led to changes in the socio-cultural.


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Social media is one of the technological developments that have played major role in the way people communicate and socialize. Beginning with Friendster and Myspace era, the epoch of Facebook and Twitter, as well as the latest Google Plus. Media social has become the powerful platform used by millions to interact, communicate with others around the globe to find new friends, spouse, business, disseminate news and information, transmits images, to the extent that it can be used to oust a regime.

Currently, the Internet and mobile phone technology are advancing, the social media, too, is growing speedily. Accessing Facebook or Twitter, for instance, can be done anywhere and anytime by simply using a mobile phone. It is so fast that social media has now become a major phenomenon of the flow of information in every nook and corner of the world. Because of its speed, social media has begun to appear replacing the conventional mass media role in spreading the news.

Poetry – Something ’bout Self

Written by AppleFadila

I search for myself,
From the core within,
The abysmal depth,
Could I not imagine.

The knots of struggles,
The quest for solutions,
To untie the knots,
By the lessons I learnt.

I am wiser than yesterday,
From everything I say,
To actions I’ll pay.

I know I would,
I know I could,
Trust me, I would be,
The best person I could ever be.

Copyright by AppleFadila;
November, 2015.
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Poetry – We Were Once

Written by Aymann Hafiez

There was once a time we used
To laugh at each other
To smile at each other
There was a time when we would
Let go of everything
Just to be with each other
As time passed by
Rivers began to dry
Seas began to tranquil
Things that were once so bright
Things that were once so colourful
Were no longer there
That you started looking
That you started lingering
In other places
Leaving me to fend for myself
Cold as winter, my heart
Began to feel that once we,
We were so happy
Now it is just something
We used to be…

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The Joy of Diwali – Share the happiness!

Written by Saraa Abas

The festive season of Diwali or Deepavali just around the corner and all Malaysian are excited to be a part in this colourful celebration of lights ! Here are 5 things you could do to get yourself in the mood.

1. Visit the ‘Little India’


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Ask for anything and you shall have it at Malaysia’s Little India in Brickfields. In the heart of Kuala Lumpur,  it is located just beside KL Sentral. Famous for it’s cultural uniqueness, the locals and tourists are loving this place. Who wouldn’t right? It’s a shopping heaven for colourful sarees, glamorous accessories and the scrumptious desserts that we all have been craving for. During the night, the decorations lighten up the street along with roaring songs to get you excited.

2. What to wear?


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The first thing in your list is the must have saree for women and suit for men. Don’t be shy to groom yourself with the colourful and glamorous look like the Bollywood stars did. This would definitely be a great collection for your wardrobe.

3. Learn to make Dosa 


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Get the recipes from YouTube or you ask your friend a favor to learn make dosa. Dosa is a must have for Diwali/Deepavali. A crepe made of mixture of rice batter with coconut chutney and simple rassam.

4. Have some Murukku & Ladoo


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Of course, no Diwali/Deepavali be complete if you haven’t tried murukku and ladoo. The savoury and sweet delicacies is very addictive and the kids love it too.

5. Get in touch with relatives & friends


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In understanding the true meaning of any festival is the relationship with the our love ones and friends.