14 09 2009

“What should we think”, or the unwavering tone “What they don’t think?” and some fuzzy friends tested me, “Girl, who are ‘they’?” were apart of questions asked when I told them that we should think what they don’t.

We had been celebrating the 52-nd of Merdeka celebration in couple of days ago. And, I was glad that all Irshadian had proudly and consistently decorated their classes with flags and all the patriotic stuffs.Full stop. I mean, the significance of Merdeka was only decorating class? And, full stop?

Uatazah Salmah had once said, “You  are the selected students and you should act like a selected one.”I interpreted the word ‘selected’ as selected to born and live in Malaysia and the patriotism should not stop at the hanged-Malaysia-flags in most of the classes’ doors.

I went to Semporna, Sabah last April for Regatta Lepa-Lepa. I was there to discovered the lifestyle of the Bajau Laut community from East Malaysia, traditionally known as sea gypsies. On my way to Sabah, I thought that my six day fully-sponsored-vacation will be a journey of genuine custom—a journey where I can enjoy the untouched-pure-custom that lies along the South China Sea…

But nobody warned me that I was slightly wrong! Even the Bajau Laut who live far from the modern development, beginning to lose their identity. Hedonism is everywhere, social ills are seen at every inch of the Land, moral decays are not only in Penang or Kuala Lumpur but EVERYWHERE THOUGHOUT MALAYSIA…A circumstance that prove me that WE NEED TO START THINKING WHAT THEY DON’T!

They, are our friends! The teenagers or can I say the future leader of Malaysia? We should think that it is a must-obligation to sustain the victory of this young country. Malaysia desperately needs young community that survive from the unstopped westernisation. We are the next generation to lead country. Sayidina Ali r.a said that, ‘A nation’s triumph in the future rely on the teenagers today.’Looking at present condition, I concluded that we are (and will be) at stake!

Hrmm..if you do not start thinking and act like a selected one, if the patriotism hadn’t filled in our heart, what do you think will be in the future???

PS—I was thinking of celebrating the 100th Merdeka celebration with my cute grandchildren…Is that possible?

Prepared by : Nur Adilla Abd Rahim


New file to download

14 09 2009

Irshadian Explorer 19th issue!

1.Contents and pictures in colors!

2.Clearer picture and writings!

3.All in small pdf file

Please go to download section for more information!

New file to download!

10 09 2009


Irshadian Explorer 18th issue!

1.Contents and pictures in colors!

2.Two special article!

3.Clearer pictures and writings!

4.All in small pdf file.

Please go to the download section to know more!


9 09 2009
A H1N1 sub-type virus -- the cause of 2009 flu pandemic

A H1N1 sub-type virus -- the cause of 2009 flu pandemic

Influenza A(H1N1) virus is a subtype of influenza virus A and the most common cause of influenza (flu) in humans. Some strains of H1N1 are endemic in humans and cause a small fraction of all influenza-like illness and large fraction of all seasonal influenza. H1N1 strains caused roughly half of all human flu infections in 2006. Other strains of H1N1 are endemic in pigs (swine influenza) and in birds (avian influenza)

In June 2009 , World Health Organization declared that flu due to a new strain of swine-origin H1N1 was responsible for the 2009 flu pandemic . This strain is commonly called “swine flu” by the public media

Prepared by: The EST panel of SMKA Al-Irshad

Answers for TEST YOUR MIND (18th Issue Edition)

15 08 2009

These are the answers for the section in the latest issue of Irshadian Explorer (19) :

1)      Who were the first Scientist brothers who couldn’t invent an aeroplane?

2)      How does the ocean say hello to the sand?

3)      Which is the most slippery country in the world?

4)      Read the following

“ YY U R YY U B I C U R YY 4 ME”

5)      How does a boat show affection?


  1. The wrong brothers
  2. It gives it a wave
  3. Greece
  4. Too wise you are, too wise you be, I see you are too wise for me
  5. It hugs the shore.

Prepared by: Nur Adilla Abd Rahim


4 08 2009
This is the truth...

This is the truth...

            Close your eyes…imagine that you are now flying back to a century -time ago. Standing on the peak of a hill that lies in the heart of the thick green forest, you could really feel the borderless-carpet of grass tickling your feet. Immerse yourself into the utmost tranquility where the wind creeps; caressing your cheeks, or even the pearls of rains that pour down, touching your fingers. On the east, can you see the brightening sunlight sifted between young and old trees. Close your eyes and you hear the linnets are singing while in the azure sky, the clouds are racing.  Close your eyes, and dare to lift up the veil of mist and you could really hear the voices—the symphony of nature.

            Now, open your eyes. Take a gaze around. Where are you?

            Even you close your eyes back, can you hear the voices? I mean the symphony of nature?

            Human! They never stop experimenting. They never stop destroying. Do you ever know what’s on earth are happening till this very minute?!  Ices at the north-pole are rapidly melting and the planet’s temperature keeps on rising. It may seem improbable that a shift of a few degrees in temperature could have a large effect, but even a seemingly small shift in the temperature of a system as vast as the entire surface of the planet, sustained over a number of years, can cause a dramatic change everywhere!

             Did you know that mankind has destroyed more than one-third of the natural world in the past three decades? I had read somewhere; in this epoch, the storks are never scared to the razor-sharp teeth of a crocodile like in the story-tale but it is the teeth of the uncountable of chainsaws that they fear the most! Endangered wildlife, water shortage, climate changes, carbon monoxide, green house effects, what else should be written in the long-endless list? We had learnt all the A to Z stuffs on the effects of the growth of the concrete jungles, but the ignorance of protecting the environment is still a big question.

            Seriously, we are on the brink of extinction of mankind that ever lives in the entire galaxy! It is not impossible if we need to use the safety-mask to keep on breathing and surviving. If the day comes, we are actually ourselves; an alien! Ah…after all this while, we can still dump tones of rubbish when 12% of birds are at the ace existence and 25% of mammals are threatened of destruction. My EST teacher always said that something will happen on 2012. Something bad such a turbo-speed of north-pole melting that will risen up the sea level rapidly and we will all die , drowning in a huge-ball of water that mankind themselves had created.

            Change, we need! Stop polluting. Teach yourself to be an alert man. Let us create a better generation for tomorrow. It’s in our hands.

            Do you know? Till this very moment, I am still waiting and hoping. That one day, when I close my eyes, I can hear the voices—the symphony of nature…


4 08 2009

You’re hungry. Again. Your stomach is grumbling. You reach for the only thing that will quiet the rumbling – a snack. But, what’s the deal? Why do you seem to be so hungry all the time? You’re growing. You’re body needs extra vigor and nutrients from food. So quiet the grumble and rumble: EAT A SNACK!! Now, read on some tips to help your snacking be tops.

SNACKTOLD #1: Picks snacks to fill your Pyramid gaps; hit your day‘s Bread Group target by snacking on a bagel, pretzels, popcorn, muffin, breakfast cereal, or oatmeal cookies, among others. If your day’s meals come up short in the Vegetable and Fruit Groups, reach for crunchy raw vegetables, frozen fruits juice bars, dried fruits or a place of whole fruit. Short on the Milk Group? Grab string cheese, a carton of reduced fat yogurt, frozen yogurt, or guzzle a glass of milk if you have a gap on the Meat Group, try a hard-boiled egg, a slice of meat or a handful of peanuts.

SNACKTOLD #2: If you snack on foods that have some fats or sugars, no problem. Just keep your helpings sensible.

SNACKTOLD #3: Take time to enjoy your snacks, as well as your meals. You know? It takes a while for your brain to know your stomach is full. So, the best way is slow down, eat and enjoy.

SNACKTOLD #4: Make snack drinks count toward food-group servings. Drinking reduced fat milk, fruit juice or a shake as a snack can help build your day’s Pyramid.

SNACKTOLD #5: Do you reach for a snack when you’re bored, nervous, cheery, angry or tense? If you do, you may perhaps be eating when you’re not hungry. Find other ways to handle your feelings. Go for a walk, listen to music or call a friend.

SNACKTOLD #6:  Last but not least, use food labels to make sharp snack choices. The Nutrition Facts tell you the calories, fats and other nutrients in one serving. ( just double the number for two servings).

Prepared by: Ezati Afiqah