Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Farewell The Pioneers...

It is time for me to say goodbye to The Pioneers - the nickname that I gave to nine young lads from year 6 who founded the u3kulele group. The group was founded just around 2 months ago, and we were having such a great time practicing and learning new songs and styles. There were so many memories made ever since. It's quite sad to say goodbye so very soon.

But still, as the saying goes, our lives wonder but the memories remain. Working with this boys gave me thousand of memories that will forever cherish in my heart. This would be the sweetest memory for this 2016 and hope that the incoming year of 2017 would bring even sweeter memories. InsyaAllah. 

I wish these boys the very best in their future endeavours. May they have great memories and experiences for their secondary school life. It is time to say goodbye boys. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 😊 | MHM

The Pioneers - The Chapters End

Monday, 28 November 2016

U3kulele @unitar

Today we had an opportunity to perform at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (Unitar) for the kindergarten graduation day. We were performing due to an invitation by the founder of the kindergarten, Puan Suzi. 

Frankly speaking I had mixed emotions where at first, I was quite proud and happy as they were performing for an invitation, out of the school. But at the same time I was quite sad to realize that it was their last ever performance as a U3kulele group. OMG this is supersad man! πŸ˜”

Anyway, the boys really made it though their performance did not as good as their 2nd performance at school. The only mistake was that they played the songs in slow tempo, which in turn makes the performance a bit dull. Overall they had done a good job. | MHM

Friday, 25 November 2016

Acoustic Nasheed @MAC

Today, the u3kulele group joined by school's nasheed team had successfully performed an acoustic nasheed, first ever kind of performance in our school or perhaps first ever in primary school πŸ˜‹. 

The idea of combining nasheed and ukelele came during the practicing session where some of u3kulele boys were nasheed group members, like Haziq and Kuchai. The problem happened when both team had the same practice time. U3kulele need to practice for Majlis Anugerah Kokurikulum and nasheed team need to practice as well for Majlis Anugerah Cemerlang which happened to be on the next 2 weeks.

So, instead of causing more trouble I suggested why not these u3kulele boys together with the nasheed team members perform an acoustic nasheed. I volunteerly offered to train these kids. Ustazah Zulaiha, the nasheed teacher agreed and she helped me a lot for the nasheed performance, especially in preparing the costumes for these boys.

Ustazah Zulaiha suggested the Ya Badrotim song and I suggested the evergreen song of Hukum Tuhan, made popular by Al-Mizan group, for the second song. It was hard for me to find the uke chord for these two songs, so instead I made up the chord myself. The boys were talented, Alhamdulillah, so they were able to grab and played well withuin the period of two weeks. 

Being a nasheed lover myself, my intuition of making these u3kulele boys performed some nasheed songs was to ensure that these boys appreciate some islamic songs which will in turn nurture their hearts and soul. These kind of songs also will somehow reminds them of Allah SWT, the Prophet SAW and their religion. This also at the same time give message to others that these kids were not just able to play some usual songs but rather they could play some nasheeds as well. 

Alhamdulillah, everything went fine and these boys nailed it! I had received some good comments from others as well. The boys even said that our ustazs and ustazahs were enjoing the performance.  So now, everybody is happy. I am so glad that they were able to perform the nasheed songs. May this small act of da'wa brings goodness to others and these boys as well. InsyaAllah 😊 | MHM

Ya Badrotim

Hukum Tuhan

Sunday, 20 November 2016


This is my second time emceeing for the International Postgraduate Conference for Science and Mathematics in UPSI. The event was organized by the Faculty of Science and Mathematics, UPSI. About a month earlier, Puan Reen had contacted me and offered me the job. I was quite surprised then, but still, I said to myself, why not. 

I then contacted my emcee partner, Shikin and she agreed as well. Though few incidents happened, Shikin managed to reach UPSI the night before the event. We even had our dinner at Sarang Art Hub, a best kept secret restaurant owned by Mamat Khalid - and luckily, Mamat Khalid was around that night. That was my first time seeing Mamat Khalid in person. 

On Saturday, the IPCSM event went smoothly just like last year. As usual, Puan Reen prepared the text for us, which made our job a lot easier. We also were given some token by Puan Reen. Thanks a lot for that. I also would like to thank her and those involved for giving me this second opportunity of standing on the same stage. 

Next year, I am planning to present my own paper during the event if I am not selected for an emcee. | MHM

Saturday, 12 November 2016

U3kulele's First Performance

Today my U3kulele group had an opportunity to showcase their talent by performing for their very first time ever. The performance was made in conjunction of Majlis Anugerah Kokurikulum. They did the cover of Count on Me, which is made popular by Bruno Mars and the evergreen song of Tanya Sama Itu Hud-Hud.

The young gentlemen of U3kulele

We got some overwhelming feedback from the teachers, parents, and most importantly our Mdm. Headmistress had given two thumbs up to our performance. To my surprise, one of the parents came and approached me soon after we had finished our performance. They were interested in inviting the team to make a performance for a preschool graduation day in Unitar, on 27th November. I was like "Wow, this is your first job guys!". The boys were extremely excited. So I told them that I was so delighted by the invitation and asked the parent to seek permission from our Mdm Headmistress. Hope that she will let us go. 

U3kulele stage crew

As for the performance, there are still many rooms for improvement. I hope that we can do our best for the upcoming event. InsyaAllah.