Thursday, April 12, 2018

Jeju Spring Trip


Hi guys, long time no see. How's life? How's imaan? Hope they are fine <3

So new entry today is about my experience of backpacking to Jeju Island, South Korea, for 6 days and 5 nights with my mum. I will also provide some tricks and tips, so be sure to take notes, okay.

How It Started...

Well, at first I was planning to go to Seoul with my cousins as some sort of stress-relief and also because I am going to be married soon, it will be more of a bachelorette trip, as funny as it sounds. lol. Being BFF since birth, but never travel together, this is a big thing for us. Unfortunately, the plan have to be cancelled. But anyway, since my heart still burning from excitement (must be from the coffee earlier) I want to go. No, I HAVE to go!

One day, I came across my friend's post on Facebook. She got cheap tickets to Jeju using her Air Asia Big Points. Her fb is Faridah Ainuddin, a friend from Foundation years at SIIUC. By that time, the ticket from KL-Jeju-KL is just RM700 per person. Daym deals, amirite?

So without further ado, through her, I booked the flights for me and my mum. We were so excited to enjoy Spring there. With all the cherry blossoms, Canola and Tulips. Paradiseeee!! Starting from there, I jot down interesting places of Jeju and make the itineraries.

The Hotel 

The place to stay is also important. At first, we want to stay at Seogwipo area, which has more attractions than Jeju City. But, change it at last, as Jeju City is nearer to the airport. So the tips here, if you want to experience many attractions and if you stay not for long like 3-4 days, I recommend you to stay at Seogwipo area, especially in West or South of Jeju. Staying at Jeju City is also fine :)

So, to book a hotel, first of all, you have to survey for the price. Hotel? Trivago.. Yes, the tagline is not just for fun. I use Trivago to compare prices of the hotels and apparently found a good hotel in Jeju City. So we ended up booking a Deluxe Double Room with Ocean View at Ocean Suites Jeju Hotel. Very recommended for newlyweds. The hotel is quiet, there is a convenience store at ground floor of the hotel and a bakery just behind it. And for Muslims, be sure to check if the toilet has bidet or not. The most easy way to check is by googling the hotel's name + bathroom. ex: Ocean Suites Jeju Hotel Bathroom and look at the toilet pictures (looking at OR you can just email the hotel to ask. Easy!

The Transportation

At first, we want to use taxis as the main transportation there. But after considering how the price can be a little too much for our budget, I decided to rent a car. No driver, just the car. If you know me, I'm up for a challenge. Driving a foreign car with the driver and passengers seats all at the different positions, what could go wrong? 😅 So here are the steps to do if you want to drive abroad (esp for Malaysians)

Firstly, you must have International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Korea. You can do so by applying at any JPJ counters or Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM). Documents to have:

  1. RTD L1 Form (download at JPJ website or fill at counter)
  2. Original domestic driving license that is still valid for one year.
  3. * Original Identity Card.
  4. * Original passport and copies (for non-citizens).
  5. Two passport size colour photos. (the background must be WHITE)
and the fee is RM150/year.

For the rental car, I choose Kereta Sewa Jeju as credit card is not needed. teheee~ Turns out it is the best choice I've ever made. The processes are smooth, convenient and we received the car in good condition. The car that I rent is Kia Ray. Compact and suitable for two. The total is RM900 for 6 days including advance of summon fees which will be returned to you if you don't break the law. lol

Driving In Jeju

If you have doubts to drive in Jeju, let me tell you this. I'm a sloppy driver, but as sloppy as I am, I gotta tell you Jeju is a good place to drive. Why? They have speed traps everywhere. Just follow the speed limits and stay on the right lane most of the time (except when you wanna turn left of course). The result, I get my advance summon fees back. All is well. At first, it will be hard to adjust your eye-hand coordination since you'll be driving on the right side of the road and it might get awkward, but by the second day I realize its much more easier than I thought. The lane is slightly smaller than in Malaysia, so be careful not to take up space from another lane. (like I

Tips: If you want to explore Jeju City or find places to eat there, I highly recommend you to take taxi or just walk instead. Because Jeju City is so packed, it is very highly unlikely for you to find an empty parking spot. 


I know you've been waiting for this. How do we survived living in Jeju which is famous for its black pork meals? Just so you know, this won't be exciting for you food lovers. We packed instant noodles, and Brahim's ready to eat packed meals. As for on-the-go food, we bought snacks from convenience stores. Refer here for Halal snacks and here for Halal Restaurants in Jeju. You can also try restaurants that only serves Seafood.

The Weather

Be sure to check beforehand the weather forecast of the place you want to visit. Prepare for the worse case scenario, which is for us, Mr. Heavy Snow. Just download AccuWeather app and stay ahead of any news of snow storms or some sort. For us, praise be to Him, the weather is so nice, and we happened to experience snow on our first four days, since it was snowing heavily two days before we get there and slightly warm Spring on our last two days. Eastern part of Jeju still have some snow including Mount Halla, but in the southern part, it is already Spring. I mean, how lucky is that 😊 So I recommend you to come to Jeju in the middle to end of March to experience both of the seasons.

Prayer Time, Prayer Rooms & Qiblas

For Prayer time, use Muslim Pro Apps, which not only provides you with the time but also the qibla. To pray, you can also pray behind your car or anywhere you want, as long as it is convenient. Always bring the prayer mat. Needless to say, everytime you drive, or when you wanna eat or every steps you take, just say the prayers. Even "bismillah" is enough. You're in foreign country, but no matter how foreign, it is still His land. For prayer rooms in jeju, use this link.

The Internet

South Korea has one of the fastest internet in the world and there are many public wifi for you to use. However, I use Samurai Wifi to travel. The process is easy, just state on the website where your destination is and for how long you'll be using the pocket wifi. Then it is ready to be picked up at the airport or any of its locations near you. From my experience, the internet is faster than the ones at my home 😂 

The Money & ATMs

For your own convenience, apply for international withdrawal online. For Maybank refer this link. You can also use their ATM. Visit this link for further info of how to use their ATM machine. It is very easy actually. Always check for the exchange money rate online. I use XE Currency app for that.

The Itineraries

So the first thing that I do is go to TripAdvisor to search for tourist attractions. There are many to choose from, so you have to select which of those appeal to you the most. While browsing, I came across a post by Yeha Bus Tour. They provide group tours and have 3 courses to choose from, which are East Course, West Course and South Course Tour. 

As for me and my mum, we took West Course and South Course Tour. Which costs 304,000 won for two people.

Tips: Go To Their Website For Cheaper Price. And If You Stay At Yeha Guesthouse, You Will Get More Discounts!

No credit cards is one of the major problem when you want to plan your travel ahead, since credit card is essential in the process of bookings and payments. Fret not, my fellow readers, as I confidently stated my debit card info in Yeha website even though they asked for credit card info (because I'm a noob who doesn't know that debit and credit cards are different), a representative from Yeha Tour e-mailed me stating that my credit card got rejected 😭. Of course I was sad at first, but they are very trusting, so they allow me to pay full payment on the day of the tour. Alhamdulillah, how convenient! 

This is the itinerary:

March 21st
5.00 am: Flight to Jeju
12.00 pm: Arrive and take shuttle bus to Robot Rental Car
2.00 pm: Check-in Ocean Suites Hotel
5.00 pm: Take a stroll in front of hotel and nearby shops

March 22nd
8.00 am: Ecoland Theme Park 
12.00 pm: Aqua Planet and take pictures of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
3.00 pm: Seogwipo Submarine
6.00 pm: Back to hotel

March 23rd
9.00 am: Take Yeha Bus West Course Tour
-Hyupjae & Gumneung Beach
-Hallim Park
-Suweolbong Trekking
-O'sulloc Green Tea
-Mt Sanbang 
-Teddy Bear Museum

March 24th
9.00 am: Yongyeon Pond & Yongduam Rock
11.00 pm: Gimnyeong Maze Park
3.00 pm: Jungang Underground Shopping Center, Dongmun Market & Chilsung Street

March 25th
9.00 am: Yeha Bus South Course Tour
-Mysterious Road
-Mt Halla
-Alive Museum
-Jeonbang Waterfall
-Yakcheon Temple

March 26th
10.00 am: Return the car
2.50 pm: Depart to Malaysia

I will share my full experience in the next blog. Annyeong~ 👸

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Social Anxiety Disorder

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.

Harini nk cakap pasal MY social anxiety disorder. Yup, I have it now. Not sure it started after ayah meninggal atau lepas I've been badly accused of not doing my job in a meeting. But I think it is after the meeting sebab lepas ayah meninggal, I still did my best in school (I think so).

It happened 3-4 years ago but it feels just like yesterday. The meeting that night was a disaster for me. I don't think I can erase that feeling. It was then when we were all seated in the cold room. It was a post-mortem meeting so each of the meeting members should be ready. We started discussing about how bad our program was. The program was a disaster because of the lack of participants and poor choice of place for the annual camp. As the head of publicity, I was bashed of not giving enough information about our camp program to the other students in campus. there should be two excos for publicity, one boy and one girl. But something happened in publicity period that is before the camp. The boy excos start changing because the former one got sick and because of that I don't know who to work with anymore. So I did the job mostly by myself. The 'best' thing is, I was the only one who got the red card! I was the only one they were blaming. I was the only one that my job wasn't appreciated by the president. My heart was torn into shreds. My palms got sweaty and I blushed with embarrassment. There's not even a single person in that meeting room says that I wasn't the only one at fault. Not even my partner. We were newcomers. We had been an exco just a few months before the camp.  They should know better that we didn't receive any proper guidance from the higher level. By the end of the meeting, everyone was shaking each others' hands and say goodbye. My friend even ask me if I had a fever because I was sweating and my cheeks felt so hot in that cold room. Seriously, I don't know who I should blame right now. But I think I'm blaming myself. Every time I think of it, it's like breathing in water. I just rushed back to my room that night..while drowning in tears.

And.. Ada la masa satu program orientasi ni. Ada sesi kenal2 dengan senior. dan tibalah masanya the seniors dan juniors perkenalkan diri masing-masing dan bertukar pendapat tentang the first impression bila kami jumpa each other. so we were divided into groups. My group was about 10 people or something.. all girls of course. Then there's this senior in our group. She is so pretty and I adore every bit of her. So I told her "First impression dekat akak.. akak ni cantik".. she said thanks and began to tell us the first impression she had on me in front of others. "Akak nampak awak tak confident dengan diri sendiri". By that time, it hurts. It hurts more because it was the truth! I wasn't expecting much, but the thing is.. it hurts till now.

that's how my campus life started. Kalau orang yang pernah solat sekali dengan ana, and I was the imam, they will know how cold and trembling my hands were setiap kali lepas solat. Ana baca surah pun with a shaky voice. It's hard to be in the center of attention. To be exact, I hate it. I think that's why I have limitation to my voice. I can't be a leader like this. A leader should have loud voices and be proud of who she is. Dan bila time dalam kelas, ada lecturer tanya soalan. Most of the time, I know the answers. But I couldn't say it... I was so afraid of what other people think of me. Susah betul...

Ana juga tak suka bercakap dalam telefon. I feel suffocated and if the conversation doesn't go to well, I will blame myself for it.

That's why by the end of this week, I will put my president title down from a club in my university. I am truly sorry...

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Ni nak kongsi sikit my artwork yang x seberapa. hihi~ I'm sucks at drawing real-life people potrait, but if imaginary bleh la. Haa... tak pelik kan? biasa la tu..
So, here they are..

Zoro san~
 Ni buat lam kelas. Bohsanggg!!
 this is him..hehe XD
 me and me mum here..
 This is him.Again.. <3

Ni semua copyright okay. You amek, I sue you. You can always ask for my permission though :)

My New Fave

Assalamualaikum <3

Do you miss me? I know you do! hehe XD 

Hidup sekarang alhamdulillah, syukurlillah.. Of course, bila dah meningkat dewasa, semakin banyak tanggungjawab. Macam Uncle Ben cakap tu,
"With great power comes great responsibility."

Yes, I have new love in my life >_< no, not Neko! Well, I still madly love neko though.. :3

Haa... back to the title. I love this new album by Raef, ala.. retis nasyid yang sama agency ngan Maher Zain tu. More importantly, he's in Malaysia now, promoting his new album, "The Path". Cool!

This is one of my fave. Comel sangat video and the lyrics too! <3
Lebih-lebih lagi bila hati tengah berbunga ni kan.. hehe. koya!!!

Enjoy, people!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

MMU ikuzo!!

Assalamualaikum.. rasa dah berkurun tak kongsi cerita kat blog. isn't it? hehe~ well, now i'm currently and officially a student of Multimedia University (Cyberjaya campus). During three years,I'm taking Bachelor in Computer Science with specialization in either three;
i.Software Engineering 
ii.Information Technology
iii. Games Development
which only can be choose during my second year.
For this sem, I've to take only three subjects.Yes,THREE subjects only! which means i have plenty of time to socialize. Jeng3~ haha.*kidding*
During Orientation Days, I've met soooo many awesome people from different backgrounds, country, sizes, colors, bla..bla..bla..Seriously, for me, it is totally a whole new world, completely differ from what I've seen in UiTM and KUIS. And of course, every place has the dark side instead of good stuffs. in MMU, I think we can learn to be independent, and can boost one's confidence. Despite of those good qualities, the environment is not really Islamic (from my perspective). Well,it actually depends on how we,ourselves, coop with people around us. This can be my platform of Da'wah, isn't it? I may be a total loser and Jahil in Islam, but I can't stand looking at my friends who has gone too far from what we call "Islam as the way of life".So,this is the perfect time for me to share, to contribute something to our religion :)
Wish me all the best for my upcoming obstacles in MMU. All for the sake of ISLAM. Pray for me so that I won't stray from the right path. Thanks. Jazakumullahu khairan kathira~

p/s: takde masa lagi nak jenjalan amek gambar.hehe~

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I'm Finally Working! ^^

Assalamualaikum, dear readers~ May His blessings be upon u'olls >.<" (fulamak..gediks style..)

So today, after a loooooooooooooooong period of time, I'll write, well, I mean, post my new story. It begins with a letter "W". Guess what it is? Yes, I'm finally WORKING! :D
Why am I so excited? Of course I am! It's my first time ever to have money from my very own hard work! Okay, now I'm being very annoying. Pardon me =.="

I'm currently working at a restaurant near Masjid know, the one area dekat-dekat menara bentuk pelik tu~ Well, coz there's only ONE restaurant there, I'll let you guess what's the restaurant's name. hihi~

Ok, let's start with my first day. I came to work at 7.20 a.m.. Seriously, I dunno whattodo. When my supervisor told me to sweep the floor, I'll sweep. He told me to wipe the table, I'll wipe. Seriously, first day macam Kerbau dicucuk hidung. hehe.. I always thought my SV was a really really strict person. But as time passed by, I then realized he's not at all what I thought before. :)) nice and cool guy, our sv.

Then.. there was a time where in the noon, the restaurant was so packed with people. Macam sardin dah nengoknyer. No seats left (maybe kat atas ada kosong). But seriously, I thought I was about to pengsan. so dreadful! Dah la kena marah (padan muka) and nearly terseliuh masa terjatuh kat tangga (OK, clumsiness  comes naturally as always). Seyes, nak nanges. I thought too much that morning, maybe. Coz of that someone special's (ehem..ehem..) message. Sakit hati? maybe..tapi berbaik smula la. haha 

My colleagues are Superb! hehe~ Very sporting lah! kalau sehari tak gelak tu rasanya tak sah kut. >.< sebab our Raja Lawak is there. Our restaurant is very unusual and pelik. haha.. we have rappers, raja lawak, rockers, ustazah (ehh??) hahaha~ ok2..that's enuf. puji lebih2 kang kembang pulak budak2 nih.

I was paid RM5 per hour. Pretty high, rite? :) Usually, restaurants will pay RM 3.50 to d employees. Thank God I end up here, at Umai Restaurant.. and thanks to my brother for recommended me there (opss...did I just spilled the beans??)  nway, Allah sangatlah Maha Pemberi Rezeki. Hang duk ceruk mana pun, Afrika ka, Bangladesh ka, Utopia ka, Gaza ka, semuanya Allah yg bagi rezeki. Hang tak mintak pon Dia bagi. Tak bersyukoq lagi tak tau la nak cakap pa. (p/s: ni pesanan utk diri sendiri & utk sesiapa yg terasa.hihi)

And today, masa tengah ambil order, ada mamat ni (looks like foreigner) datang dari belakang pastu cakap.. "can you take our order after this?" ana angguk ajelar.. masa tu tengah fokus taking order from another table.  Lepas tu baru ana pi tempat diorang (4 mamat semeja. 3 boleh tahan la, sorg kureng. haha..jahat tol) "Can I take your order please~" pastuh mula la dorg discussion session kat situ. tadi taknak discuss..bile ana datang baru nak discuss. Bile dorang bukak mulut je, Homaiii~~ dorang cakap korea! hihi.. excited tak tentu pasal sebab ambik order korean guys. >.<
"what is this?" yg mamat sorang tu tanya sambil tunjuk gambar kat menu harga RM75 tu. Menu Book saje RM75.gilo ah.. "ouh, that's Seafood Fried Rice. And that's..err..Also Fried Rice but very spicy.." kalut den nak explain Nasi Goreng Cili Padi. haha.. lepas dorang discuss2 apa semua, then decide nak Nasi Goreng Seafood ngan Mixed Veges.. Awal-awal tu da terperasan sorang mamat ni dari group tu. Selalu datang restaurant kami. Ada la perkataan melayu yang dia tahu "Goreng" haha..comel je sebut. And I realized the only word I know when they spoke korean is "jua-he" which means "like". The blurr. har~ har~ har~ 

Then I realized, I really need to learn another language. I really need to! Seyes I wanna learn Mandarin. Kalau dorang kutuk-kutuk ke bleh kite tau kan..hehe (ana bkn racist. Don't misunderstood)

Another experience with foreigner. Masa tu dorang datang kat restoran. Semua buat bodoh je tau. And I was like..seriously! takder ke yang nak ambik order ni? *Ok, this is my weak point. I will only be responsible if there is no one wanna take d responsibility* but this case is different. Malas semalas malasnya. haha~ Then, someone said "meh kita bagi budak foundation yang ambik order" So, nak tak nak, I took their orders. It's not bad as it seems! hehe~ best kot layan foreigner.. Taktau bahasa apa dorang guna.. France maybe..something like that :) Best tu sebab leh asah speaking skill yang dah berkarat tuh and feel proud of your own English. Not proud like bad, it's like a nicer "proud" version. Be thankful that you still have functional brain when ada yang dah ditarik balik nikmat tu. Allahurabb~

Banyak lagi cerite. Seyes best tengok kerenah-kerenah manusia. ^^ I'll update next time, insyaAllah. Till then, Assalamualaikum :)

my workplace ^_~

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cute symbols

Tengah duk usha-usha blog-blog tadi, terjumpa lak ni. macam-macam symbol ada. Lawa lak uh!

Berehh lalu..ana copy sikit ni..hehe~ layannn~~
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papaiii~~~ ^^