Another Warm Visit!


It has been quite some times since the last update. Well, we were busy actually. Very Busy. After the last warm visit from Mr. Zul, another warm visit from Malaysia!!!. Our lecturer, Madam Nori. *HI MADAMMM*:)

It was our turn to cook for dinner.  (house 32, 9 and 20). We had a lot of food. We talked about a lot of things. Health issue, academic and etc.

We really enjoyed tonight. Hope that Madam enjoys her stay in here too.:)

Some pictures during the dinner.


'We Love Madam' -we do and will always do:)

  • Nik Nursyamimi Zakaria
  • Blog and Board Committee 2009/2010

The Sweet Memory 1

Hi there..

3 months.. quite a long time. :p

sorry..editor is sooooooo lazy to update. Running too many blogs at a time is quite tiring, u know.

Nadiah’s entry has given me inspiration to write.

She was reflecting about our memory during TESL Camp. So, in this  one, it kind of the continuance of what she has written.

There was once, during TESL Camp too i think , we had our School Activity in SK Bandar Darul Aman.

It was a success! but of course, there were also weaknesses needed to be improved. BPG officer praised our performance. We? of course, we were very happy and our lecturers were very proud of us!

On the way back to Hosba Valley, we were singing and talking about the activity we just did. Miss Yus asked one of us to do head-count.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ……..23, 24, 25, 26!!

ok, Miss Yus! All are here!!! Roger!

How many??

26 altogether without any missing reported!! with confident but wrong, we reported the counting.

26???? Who’s missing?


everyone was puzzled!

Everyone started to count again, by name..

Oh!!! our New member!! Fandi!! Fandi, Miss Yus!!!

Pak Cik!!! We have missed someone!!!

Luckily, one of the teacher was willing enough to send Fandi. Thank God.

It was such a sweet moment and funny too!!! Till today, if someone was left by bus, we would always remember this incident!

Stay together Marjon 2!!:P

  • Nik Nursyamimi bt Zakaria
  • Board and Blog Committee.

Warmth from Malaysia

Hi everyone.

Pheeww..i just got the chance to update this blog. Although the event that i’m going to tell you is something that had taken place about few days ago, it is okay. right?

In the previous entry, i’ve stated about the presence of Mr Zul in Marjon. All of us were excited to see him and everyone wanted to cook for Mr Zul.

Mr Zul observed some of our classes and also went to a school in Plymouth.

His presence here was short but meaningful. Feel homy for a while.


i think it was The Hoe.




sweet as ever.


*thousands of apology to the owner of previous pictures. no intention to use w/out permission since the pictures was tagged & included under my photos.:)*

The event that some Marjon 2s will join this December.




Thanks for those who read this entry! heart you.

P/S: To En Zul Bahagian Tajaan, semoga menjalani tugas baru dengan jayanya dan saksama. Kerjasama yang pernah terjalin sangat memberi manfaat kepada semua orang. Semoga kehidupan sentiasa diberkati Yang Maha Kuasa

written by:

  • Nik Nursyamimi binti Zakaria
  • Blog and Board Committee 2010

Little Angels

Assalamualaikum. It’s me again scribbling on MJ Blog. (sorry:p)

Nothing much- Got some inspiration to write after emailing Madam Nori just now. (miss her and other lecturers)

Little angels.

If i read a book and found this word, the first description about it that comes to my mind would be, those who help others in secret or not noticed by others and without expectation of reward.

For Marjon 2, everyone in IPKB and our families are our little angels. Everyone did the best to see us be able to fly to UK. Pray for our safety. Helping every single thing that they could..

thanks to Miss Yus, Madam Nori and Mr Zul for being our little angels. to be with us in rain or shine. minute or second. day or week. until two years came to send us away for awhile.


See?she hides her wings so that no one notice her as an angel.:)

Miss Yus, Mr Adnan, and our leader-Wan


Our loving dad.


No pic of Mr Zul.:(

It’s okay.I’ll upload in next entry coz he’ll be here with us in Plymouth! Welcome Mr Zul!

(see, he uses his wings to fly to meet us)

Thank You everyone! That the only word we could possibly  say again and again to show our gratitude.

Written by,

  • Nik Nursyamimi bt Zakaria
  • Board and Blog Committee

Bye Malaysia and Hi Plymouth, UK!

Alhamdulillah and wow.. i must say, it is so nice to finally breathe in Plymouth.

Yes people, Marjon 2 students are officially in their university, UCP Marjon, to continue their next level of study after two years of struggling in IPKB.

Thanks to God, we made it this far and only He knows how much we have sacrificed to be here today.

but of course, to tell the untold event, we actually attended two important events before we actually landed in London.

To wrap up the whole things,

On the 23 rd Aug 2010, we went to Putrajaya for a briefing by KPM, RHB and other agencies regarding our pre-departures and we got our allowances that day. So happy! It was a one day event, so nothing much to write except we listened to the talks by some parties and had our simple graduation day on that particular day.

The next important event was Departure Time. We were sent by our family to the airport and we had a farewell bidden on that day. It was such a sad event and lots and lots of tears rolled on several people’s cheeks.

And today was our 3rd day in Plymouth. So far, everybody enjoyed their time and looking forward to see some snow soon!

We are currently in our induction week and we have to attend some seminar and talks to expose us to the culture of the university and the UK’s itself.

Let the pictures do the narration.enjoy:) :


We breathe here but our soul is in Malaysia.:)

Going to the city centre for a tour

Drakecircus-all you want to shop are here!

The same face that we going to look at for the coming 3 years:)

too excited in UK


Thanks to our seniors and our super seniors for taking care of us and giving us guidance and advices and the do’s and dont’s in UK. Only Him can repay you.

and of course to our beloved lecturers back in IPKB, We love you so much! and Happy birthday to Madam Rohaida, our literature lecturer.

Thanks for being there for us in any way that you think we need you.:)

written by

  • Nik Nursyamimi bt Zakaria
  • Blog and Board Committee

KL MEET 2010-Another Step Closer to Departure

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone,

After quite some time, marjon 2 blog are here again. There’s some dust need to be wiped.

This entry is written a bit late since there are so many official things need to be settled and me, myself, have personal matters need to be taken care of.

On the 25th to 27th of July 2010, Marjon 2 students and our lecturers, Madam NoorAkbari Ismail Ali and Miss Yusmiza Hanim Yusuf, went toKuala Lumpur to settle some matters regarding our departure in September.

After some discussions and preparations, we met in KL on the 25th of July. Everyone came by their own transportation and Safwan was the leader who need to make sure that everyone arrived safely at IPBA.

25th July 2010

The first group arrived in IPBA was Kelantanese Group. They settled down first and made sure others came to the right hostel to give the key to their respective rooms.

Everyone managed to gather at IPBA around 4 pm. Unfortunately, Madam and Miss Yus had to return to IPKB to fetch some important documents.

We held a meeting in the hostel hall at 9 p.m to check important documents and to fill up the forms for Letter of Good Conduct. Madam and Miss Yus arrived at 9.30 pm-in the middle of the meeting. We greeted them and gave them a warm hug.

We continued our discussion and Madam divided us into groups. Each group waw assigned a task to be completed before going to the next checkpoint- Midvalley.

We finished the discussion around 12 a.m.

26th July 2010

Everyone went to their respective destinations

  • Group 1 went to Police HQ in Bukit Aman to get the Police Clearance Letter. No cameras were allowed into the building so, there were no pictures to be shared
  • Group 2 went to Wisma Putra which is situated in Putrajaya. They went there to submit the forms and get the certificates of good conduct. However, the certificates could only be fetched on the next day due to some reasons.
  • Group 3 were assigned to go to Central Market or Pasar Seni. There were so many things sold at Pasar Seni. It is known as a place that stores all sort of cultural product. It really displays the true heritage of Malaysia.
  • Group 4 were needed to go to Tourist Development Centre. They conducted an interview with the person in charged of the information counter, Puan Mazana. They also toured around the place and snapped some pictures of the landscape in the area.
  • On the other hand, Group 5 went to a very informational place which was Kinokinuya. The place was well-known as a place that sells many books of all types. Group 5 surveyed some of books which are worth to be bought by Marjon 2. Some of the books are:


  • Linguistic: An Introduction by William B.McGregor


    • What Successful Teachers Do by Neal A. Glasgow (RM124.08)


    • Learn Malay in 7 Days by Mohd Ibrahim (RM5.90)
    • The next group went to Craft Cultural Complex. They were very lucky because on that day  there was an exhibition namely “Promosi Kerja Kahwin Kraftangan Malaysia”. There were a lot of booth to be visited and so many beautiful wedding equipments displayed. They interviewed one of the staff from a wedding booth and observed her craft.
    • The last group, Group 7, went to National Museum. They gathered some information about the museum and the displayed items. The gathered information were meant to be put into their reports.

    After we had finished our tasks, we headed to Midvalley for International Film Review. We watched Predators upon our mutual agreement during the discussion last night.

    Although we were so tired after we came back from Midvalley, we held another meeting to discuss about the forms for the next day. It was very important to ensure the next event goes smoothly. We finished our discussion at 2 a.m and agreed to gather at the hostel compound at 6 a.m

    27th July 2010

    When the sun are still ‘sleeping’ in the east, we woke up and gathered at 6 a.m. Some of us went by car and others took public transport, LRT, to go to Wisma M.C.A which situated at Jalan Ampang. We arrived there exactly at 7.40 a.m. There were already people made a queue in front of VFS Global for visa application. We went inside the office one by one and needed to pass the security checking. However, our application was delayed since there were some original documents needed to be fetched from Cyberjaya.

    Our application was resumed at 12 p.m and everything settled nicely at 3.30 pm. Madam and Miss Yus had to leave earlier upon work demand in IPKB. The rest went back to IPBA at 3.45 p.m and checked out from IPBA at 5 pm. We were so happy to see each other again and have no problem with our visa application.

    Then, we greeted each other and headed to our respective destination.

    KL Meet 2010 was indeed one of our challenging trips since the trip was planned via electronic devices and there were no face to face meeting at all.

    breefing by Madam Noorakbari

    ready for the next activities

    Wisma MCA-Visa Application

    at the entrance of VFS Global

    Group 2: Letter of Good Conduct

    checked out from IPBA

    Last but not least, we really thanked Madam Noorakbari, Miss Yusmiza Hanim, Encik Zaki, Mr.Zul, En Zul Tajaan, Director of IPKB and all who have gave us continuous support from the beginning of our foundation course till now. Only God can repay them.

    Till then, SAYONARA!

    P/S: there were not much pictures left since my lappy was formatted

    Reported by,

    • Nik Nursyamimi Zakaria
    • Representative of Documentation and Photos Committee

    When Farewell was Bidden~

    Assalamualaikum and good day to all~

    Sorry for the late update..

    We are so busy and at current, we are being up to sorting out pre-departure things…

    so, lets get back t our business….

    As you can see above, our today’s post is “when farewell was bidden”…

    I purposely choose to write on this topic in conjunction with our latest(not really latest) activity, the “Lambaian Kasih Program”…It was held on the 3rd June 2010 to 5th June 2010 which was from Thursday to Saturday..

    This  programme was organised to give enough exposure to the parents as well as MARJON 2 students about what our study in the UK is all about..other than that, it was also held to give opportunity to the parents to interact and communicate with the administrators, IPGKB lecturers, officer from the Scholarship Division as well as representatives from UCP MARJON. In order to meet the objectives of the programme, several activities and slots had been conducted. Below is the report on each session conducted:


    Date/Day  : 3rd-4th June 2010/Thursday and Friday

    Venue       : Dataran Raudhah

    Basically, the registration counter was opened on Thursday and Friday. Not many of the parents managed to turn up on Thursday.  Before the registration process began, the volunteers from PPISMP TESL 1 had successfully distributed their task. Some of them stayed at the entrance while some of them were busy controlling the traffic and giving the directions to the parents. Overall, all of the parents felt happy and they were being welcomed in a friendly manner. Credit to the volunteers of TESL PPISMP 1.


    Date/Day : 4th June 2010 /Friday

    Venue     : Dewan GERKO

    This session was basically held to give exposure to the parents on how to contact their sons and daughters when they are in the UK soon.  Compared to telephone calls, chatting using Skype, Yahoo Messenger or others is much cheaper.  In order to ensure that this session succeeded, MARJON 2 students had given their personal laptop to be kept with the TESL 1 volunteers.  The person in charge at that time who was Wan, taught the parents on how to use Skype. They also learn how to chat using the web camera.  In addition, two of MARJON 1 students including Hyder Haaziq Hyder Shahrom, was willing to be online live from the UK at that time and chat with the parents in the hall.


    Date/Day : 4th June 2010/ Friday

    Venue      : Dewan GERKO

    The main objective of this session is actually to give the parents idea about UCP MARJON so that they will understand and know more about the B.Ed TESL Overseas Link programme.  Hence, the coordinator of this programme in MARJON, Mr. Steve Ansell, had been invited to brief the parents about what this programme is all about.  Most of the parents really enjoyed themselves during this session because this was their first time in life having conversation directly with the British people.  Mr. Ansell was also good in terms of his presentation. He used simple language that could be understood by the parents.  He also showed some pictures of MARJON to the parents. At the end of the session, many of the parents asked questions to him. Overall, this session has benefited all of the parents.


    Date/Day   : 4th June 2010/Friday

    Venue       : Masjid As-Solihin

    This session was organised to the Muslims only. After the sunset, the parents came to the mosque and together performed the prayers. They also recited the Yassin. Ustaz Ridhuan from PISMP MUZIK/BM/BI Semester 1 was invited to be the imam to lead the session. In addition, some of the lecturers also turn up and gave their full commitment.


    Date/Day   : 5th June 2010/ Saturday

    Venue       : Dewan GERKO

    According to the earlier plan, an officer from the Scholarship Division from the Ministry of Education was supposed to give his talk during this session. Unfortunately, he could not manage to come. However, the respective committee had come with an alternative plan which was to conduct the session by using video conferencing via mobile phone. Luckily the plan succeeded.  Before the session began, the officer, Mr Zulkifli, managed to send his presentation to Mdm Nori to be photocopied and distributed to the parents.  Overall, the parents gave positive responds to the session and inquired many questions This session has benefited everyone including the students.


    Date/Day   : 5th June 2010/ Saturday

    Venue       : Dataran Ilmu 2

    This session was organized to give the students some simple but delicious recipe that they can cook in the UK during their study.  In addition, the parents can also gain new experience and knowledge on how to prepare different types of food.  Some parents which were Mdm Fazilah binti Halim (Najihah’s mother) and Mdm Nurshatriah Lee binti Abdullah (Syahidah’s Mother) were very fond enough to teach everybody and how to cook different type of menus such as Sweet and Sour.  The director of IPGKB, Mr Hashim Deraman had also come and cooked ‘Tomyam’. The session was getting even better when the lecturers from UCP MARJON, Mr Steve Ansell (Programme Coordinator) and Professor Margaret Nobel (Principal of UCP MARJON) had come to watch the session and at the end of the session, they took the chance to taste the food.  Everyone really enjoyed themselves during this session and the relationship between MARJON family members has been strengthened.


    Date/Day   : 5th June 2010/ Saturday

    Venue       : Dewan GERKO

    The session was held in forum-based form where there were two panel members on the stage who would share their experience with the other parents. The programme coordinator, Mdm Noor Akbari, had kindly volunteered herself to be one of the panel while Kanimoli’s father, Mr Subramaniam, had agreed to be the second panel. Mdm Nori shared her experience on the way of life in the UK and it was also the same with Mr Subramaniam except that he also added his experience when he was in South Korea.  All in all, any ambiguity that arose in everyone had been cleared through this session.


    Date/Day   : 5th June 2010/ Saturday

    Venue       : Dewan GERKO

    At first, many of the parents planned to go back early because they had other important commitment. Surprisingly, some of them managed to stay until the end.  The Head of English Department, Mr Adnan, had given his speech during this session and he was so happy to see most of the parents attended the three-days programme. In addition, Mr Pauze bin Hj Ahmad, Farah’s father, had also given his speech. He really enjoyed being there and had gained new insights that he and other parents had never known before. He also hopes that MARJON 2 students will take care of each other.  AT the end of the session, all of the MARJON 2 students performed the Dikir Barat. Everyone gave big applause to all of them because they seemed to be so energetic and happy although they had just got back from the 14-hours- journey from Negeri Sembilan. In conclusion, this programme had succeeded and achieved its objectives which were basically to give enough exposure to the parents. Everyone has benefited from the programme and it will always be remembered.

    As the programme was successfully ended, everyone of us went back with our family..we bade farewell to each other, hoping to see them soon..So that was what I meant with “when farewell was bidden”..

    I think that’s all for today…

    Before I end today’s post, lets zoom in to the soundtrack of WORLD CUP 2010, Waka Waka by Shakira..

    why WAKA WAKA?the reason underlies within the lyric itself…’Waka Waka’ is actually an African word which means “just do it”…it’s not all about the spirit of sports, but determination, unity and believe in God..that’s the recipe to success in ur life..

    Lastly, enjoy it…Waka Waka!Bid thee farewell!!

    Written by,


    Secretary of “Program Lambaian Kasih 2010”


    salam and hye to all readers…

    Marjon 2 was so busy and anxious about the final exam which officially ended on 20th May 2010.

    We have gave our very best for the exam and we hope the effort will be paid with success. But of course, it is important for us to pray hard and ‘tawakal’ for the effort that we had done.

    We have gone through so many things together as a ‘friend’, ‘group’, ‘siblings’ and ‘companion’. May Allah blesses us and hope that  all of us can fly to UK.

    Now, we have to settle some forms for the departure. 10 of us are willing to stay to help the secretariate.

    Thanks to:

    1. Aisyah Afifah
    2. Hafidzatun Nadwa
    3. Nadiah Sahum
    4. Nik Nursyamimi
    5. Nurhana
    6. Nurul Husna
    7. Syahidah Zulkifli
    8. Rogayah
    9. Ummi Nadzirah
    10. Zaireen Ainn

    Today, We cleaned our class as it will be locked and may have visitors in the future (it will be kept as  some sort of ‘museum’).

    Can’t wait to know about our result and quite worry about it too.

    Pray for our success!

    success comes after hardwork

    • Nik Nursyamimi bt Zakaria
    • Marjon 2 Board and Blog Committee


    May peace be upon you and salam satu 1 malaysia. salam perpaduan.

    Marjon 2 has been quite busy these few weeks. So, sorry for not updating the blog. New updates will be put up soon. Please be patient. TQ.

    P/S: to all authors, please write your details at the bottom of your entry; your name, your post (eg: secretary of Marjon 2, Marjon 2 member, secretary of Sarawak Edutrip etc.), and your official email.—-because the readers might want to get further details or to suggest something about your entry.

    • Nik Nursyamimi bt Zakaria
    • Marjon 2 Board and Blog Committee,

    Edu-Trip Sarawak.

    This was the long-awaited trip and the last one for Marjon 2 Family before we depart to United Kingdom. InsyaAllah.

    We planned this from Semester 3 and Thank God as we managed to go to Sarawak after going through lots of circumstances. He still loves us.

    This trip was accompanied by two lecturers; Miss Yusmiza Hanim Binti Yusuf and Mr. Zulkefli Md. Zin.

    We went there from 29th March until 3rd April 2010. There were many places that we visited; IPG Tun Abdul Razak, IPG Batu Lintang, S.K Dato’ Traoh, S.M.K. Kota Samarahan, Sarawak Pottery, Sarawak Museum, Sarawak Islamic Museum, Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching Waterfront, Cat Museum, Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, and Jong Crocodile Farm. We gained experiences and we learned that unity and teamwork is the utmost important element.

    Let the pictures speak for itself. 🙂

    Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.  ~John Dewey

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