Thursday, December 3, 2015


Assalamualaikum folks,

So my final exam is in less than a week, thankfully dah buat revision but still not satisfied with my progress. But that is not the bad part. The bad part was, I was down with fever for the past 3 days. It come and go. Hence, lack of focus and yknow it's always bad to be sick before exams.

To make it a story, my housemate did what a housemate should do (i guess, common sense of living together.). She made me porridge and cut some apples. Well to me this is the least you could do kan, but honestly rasa terharu. Being away from home, you just want people to treat you nicely especially when youre sick. Kalau dulu duduk student accommodation, tak dapat lah mcm ni. Kalau sakit, sakit sorg sorg je. 

And for this ya Allah, i thanked you for your mercy and these little angels. May You forgive us all :')

Jazakillah sisters :') besarnya hati ini Allah yang tahu!

Yours truly,
Amirah Nasir.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Life Update kononnya

Assalamualaikum old folks,

I am sorry I didn't update about my life here in UK that frequent anymore (or worst, none for this term!). Obviously was so busy and still am. And definitely more workload and commitments. 

One of the reason i still have not give up on this blog is simply because writing posts improves my writing skill (i hope) and helps me develop my cognitivity and vocabulary as well as verbally (because i tend to speak what's in my mind out loud haha).

Nothing much going on with life except my exams are in 2 weeks and wallahu I just started revising my notes for the first time because I was too focused on my third year project before. Yet i still have to meet my supervisor next week. Hence, extra work for researching. Oh oh got 6/10 for project presentation that day. Was pretty excited because that was the first official formal presentation in the UK. Time for suit up, aint it?! Hahaha and and last weekend, Sheffield had snow falling for an hour :D Not to forget my Sheffield Malaysian Games, we're working real hard to make it the best for players and everyone who will come. Dont forget, 20th Feb 2016 hehehe.

That's all that I could think for now. More pictures soon maybe. Chiow!

Yang ikhlas, cantik dan solehah,
Amirah Nasir.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Proud Daughter

Holla holla, assalamualaikum folks.

Writing in only after week 6 of autumn term. Hectic life bruh! Not even kidding! 

Papepun I would like to congratulate my mummy for making it to the finishing line. Way to go pensioner to be! Hehehehe looking cute there, Mummeh 😄

Yknow what will talk later hahahaha

Friday, July 31, 2015

In A Blink of Eye

Assalamualaikum folks.

Omg guys, sedar tak sedar dah August. 5 weeks since I came back home. Then, I was sorting my pictures out and I saw my selfies. Duh... hahaha

Anddddd, I miss Sheffield.
And utmost, I miss my room!

PS: Teringat azab angkat barang nak move ke rumah baru. Exhausting, dehydrating and selamat lah 20 pounds spend on taxis! Aiyaaaa :/

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Home bound


After that pleasant 18 hours flight with Qatar Airways, I am finally home, safe and sound. Yeah pleasant, minus the fact that the pressure was so high I might hurt my ears. Truly painful, almost unbearable! Bingit sangat telinga but it's gone by now. Travelled solo but luckily met some Malaysians from Manchester Airport so yeah okaylah, not bad. 11A seat for both flight with no company beside - made it even better, all place to myself. Haha actually the second ada orang but she kindly moved because she heard me requesting for another place :P 

The food were all delicious but it would be better if the portion is larger haha because sikit sangatlah untuk seorang yang berpuasa 19 jam dan ke hulu hilir mengangkat barang untuk ditumpangkan ke rumah orang before she takes a train to Manchester and yada yada yada. Pokoknya, sikit je. Such a hungry lady haha. 

And the sky was mesmerizing! Subhanallah, all shades of colour. Saw the sun sets and rises. You see the first picture, camera really did not do justice. It was way more prettier! I really thank God for the experience :) Truly grateful! Now next time I wanna go back UK with love ones hehehe.



Amirah Nasir.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Dua Hari Lagi

I'm back from Summer break. Hence two days prior to home, weeeee :3
Just a dont-care shot to update the blog. Stay tune people!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Moving out

The title explains!

Final paper had just ended. Oklah, im convinced insyaAllah. Few days left before home. Hence, shifting out very very soon. So ya, I'm pretty sure I'm going to miss this space of mine hehe.

Much love, G06B.

Remarkable, end of Year 2. In front of the graduation venue 2 years later, insyaAllah.
Sumber inspirasi of all kinds on the board hehe <3

Sunday, May 17, 2015

It's not a goodbye

Assalamualaikum folks,

My final exams is just 2 weeks away. But I can't stop myself from writing this. Just a short one, promise!

So today there's May Fayre happening in Weston Park, Sheffield. It's like funfair, family kind of entertainment event. Sheffield University Samba Band was invited to perform. This is an annual gig that everyone in the band looks forward to. Some were gutted not being able to join today. And it was this event (apart from the show during Freshers' Week) that drew my attention to this band. Oh how happy I am to get the chance to perform in the bandstand which used to be shared by several famous band. Hehehe I can now crossed out this one from my list. 

Anyways, I am equally sad that this has to be our final gig. Lots of faces will be gone next year. Some are done with U, some goes for internship and some decided to just leave. But life goes on! I'm pretty sure there will be new talents and amazing people to meet :)

InsyaAllah, niat senior nak teruskan legacy Melayu Malaysian dalam band ni akan ditunaikan. 
Thanks for the wonderful year together, baterias!

Update: Made it to the cover photo he he he

Amirah Nasir.

Friday, May 15, 2015

I have a dream

to be better than before.

Knowing myself, I love talking. In fact, I talked a lot. Tak perlu untuk seseorang tu kenal diri ni, untuk tahu aku suka bercakap. Talking is my forte lah senang cerita. You can give me the mic, I’m ok with it. The thing is, I cant talk in front, as a leader. Selalu, selalu sangat aku buat kerja yang tak perlu untuk aku bercakap di hadapan. Macam dealing with people, socialise, call here and there. What a membership and networking people does, what a public relation people does - connecting people. That all, is a piece of cake to me. Yeap, tu semua bercakap juga. Yang bezanya kerja belakang tabir.

For the past 21 years I’ve been living, every single time people would ask me why I rejected some post, I had no answer (more to no confident). You see, people believed in me. Parents, family, teachers, friends. Well… I do jugak! But the question is, to what extend? 

Benda ni dah lama dalam pekuk otak ni, cuma tak sampai ke tahap realisation yang mampu nak ketuk kepala ni. Selama ni dia stay unconcious dalam otak. Sampailah duduk dalam komuniti Sheffield ni. I dont know who did, but I was nominated for President and Vice President of SMSA. I thought, “These people are either too crazy to think I can handle this or too jahat to prank me”. Hence, without thinking much, I forfeited. I still went for the AGM tho. Didn’t have anything better to do, so why not. When Fadhlan (our current President for SMSA 15/16 sess) talked about his manifesto, it hit me. In his speech, he said “I like to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone. I set myself to learn and master a game every two years.” And he did! The best part is, he didnt just stopped playing the game when he starts a new one.

This got me thinking. Like wow! Pasaipa aku tak terpikiaq macam ni? Awat aku bongok sangat dok living in the comfort zone, tak challenge myself, taknak workload banyak, bagi studies as an excuse. So lame! I thought doing kerja belakang tabir is sufficient to boast myself. Enough is enough. I need to do something even better. So aku bangkit, berazam untuk berubah. Tapi takde channel.

Then, 2 weeks ago my name was nominated as the Director of SG. I was like whaaaaat, gilak ni gilak. Went home, think like deep shit and after consulting lots of people, I took it. Went for an interview (two parts - convincing the judges and answering their questions). I competed with my very close buddy here in Sheffield - Ikmal. He as always, came in prepared - physically (sharp looking suit! I wore whatever sweater haha) and mentally (good points to deliver!). But luck was on my side, alhamdulillah. Hence, you’re reading at an entry written by the Cik Director for SMG16. First female SG Director in 24 years. SMG as the second biggest games in the UK and Eire. I am so going to work hard with my team and make this as the best! We will prove that a lady can be a leader too :)

And yesterday, was the first ever SG meeting I chair(wo)maned. If I had the chance, I really want to thank the person who nominated me. Alhamdulillah!

Amirah Nasir.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Day 1 with Juliets Take Paris

Assalamualaikum folks,

Finally had time to blog on my trip to Paris last Easter break. Nope, nothing is ever too late haha.

The vacation went by #JulietsTakeParis. It was a 6 days 5 nights trip.

April fools not cuz we flew off to France with RyanAir (FR 3214) at noon of 1st April. Reached Beauvais Airport in 2 hours if I was not mistaken. Then we took a bus to Porte Maillot, the fare was 17 Euros. From there, we took the Metro (underground train) to Reuille-Diderot. 

While in queue to pass through France immigration

To Paris we go!

The subway

We were all too tired, so sat down before Alyaa decided to buy some bananas to eat. And suddenly the man replied us in Bahasa Melayu. Pergh!What a relieved! He had such sad story to be told :( 

"Duduk Malaysia banyak senang. Sini tadalah, susah. Saya banyak happy jumpa you orang. Sudah setahun tada nampak Melayu". 

He used to work in Malaysia for 20 years and thought he could make a better living in France. So he migrated, using his savings. And sadly, he regreted his decision. May Allah ease you uncle! Makes me feel so lucky, everytime.

The uncle

I remember it was really hard to find the place to our booked accomodation - an apartment. Probably because the locals gave us the wrong direction to start with haha. And we almost got kicked out by the guard, cuak. What an experience! So, for the first 4 days we stayed in an apartment with Ingrid Poitrimol, the landlord. Basically, the apartment was all to ourselves except for Ingrid's room, of course! Very recommended: as Ingrid speak understandable English, were supplied with variety of teas, shampoo, soaps and utensils, also three queen size mattress (too comfy!). Really, there was nothing to complain about. Unfortunately, I have no pictures (The day we arrived - my girls refused to get out from the bed they landed. The day we left - we were in the rush). Too bad though! :( But she's leaving for good to States this September. 

Our search, begins (with bag loads, cranky us!).

And that day ended with us gossiping and catching up with each other (last met everyone during Sheffield Games!).

Amirah Nasir.

Ponteng kelas

Assalamualaikum folks,

Universiti tempat berfikir (Sir Nasir, 2014).

I was just done with my advance final paper. Leaving me with 40 credits paper to fight on next month. And it got me thinking lah. Macam mana? Macam mana student (assume they're smartpants) yang tak pergi kelas, and yet still excels? Being smart is a thing lah, but having someone explaining and delivering is crucial, I must say. Not going to classes because you can study on your own, isn't it like defeating the process of learning?

Personally, I believe that even if we do not favor our lecturers, we still need to go to classes. It is impossible to not get anything from them (or in fact, everyone that crossed our path in life!). Rugilah kalau dah belajar overseas, masuk universiti terkemuka, dapat lecturer berpangkat Dr dan Prof, tapi kita tak berkejar kejar nak menuntut ilmu. And something different in the UK, lecturers do not like students to just come knocking on their door without informing earlier. But if we had, be sure to come on time. Unlike in Malaysia, we can just knock and ask bila bila. Best part is, if it is during their lunch break or after office hours, our lecturers in Malaysia will still entertain us. How berbudi bahasa and considerate of them nak menolong anak bangsa. Having to experience both local and abroad education system is such a blessing! :)

Disclaimers: I wrote the script before pergi exam sebenarnya, nak eased nervous. Kononnya.

Aftermaths revision for paper Chemical Engineering Design.

And me, after the paper, at the city hahaha

Yours truly,
Amirah Nasir.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

47 days prior to Malaysia

Assalamualaikum folks,


Rindu mak bekalkan makanan untuk anak dia ni bawak pgi sekolah/asrama/kolej. Rindu mak message setiap pagi, walaupun sama je textnya. Rindu mak call cemas, kalau kalau anak dia tak bangun siap pergi kelas lagi. Rindu mak sakat sakat pasal kawan lelaki. Rindu nyanyi and enjoy lagu old folks dengan ayah dalam kereta. Rindu naik Satria, walau usang namun kereta paling bahagia. Rindu tengok ayah berkebun, menyapu tak penat. Rindu tengok ayah kena marah dengan mak sebab siram segala benda dekat luar. Rindu kena rotan dengan dorang. Rindu dorang hantar pergi tuitions. Rindu kejar van Pakcik before dorang pergi kerja. Rindu byebye dorang sampai dah tak nampak bayang kereta. Rindu ikut mak pergi kerja, tengok cara gaul dengan orang. Rindu tunggu ayah hon nak bukakan gate. Rindu tengok mak kabut tak tentu pasal.

Dan bermacam lagi rindu yang tak terluah.

"We lose some, we gain some". When the issue regarding overseas student have no other work to do than going for vacation rised, this is the first point to highlight - memang lah best merasa dunia student berjalan dan have fun, nampak glamorous semua, orang fikir kita pandai. But there's something very important we're losing, a year spend with family. Orang jenis attached dengan parents/family, lagi sakit. Like falling down to the ground, like being hit by a car, like being dumped by a lover.

When I was 17, approaching SPM, I brought my phone to school. Like the usual, I called home. And before I ended the call, I said "I love you, mummy". Little did I know I was being eavesdropped. Suddenly, a friend asked, "How did you do that?". I said, "What?". She said, "Expressing ily."

I was taken aback by everything. I didnt know that someone might had issues with that! She told me she was shy to express her feelings. While I in the other hand, dont mind at all. I could even shout those precious words across a field or whatever. Just my two cents, dont be silly feeling shy to let those words out of your mouth. They are after all, your parents! 

Sabo mummy daddy, nanti yah balik ye <3

My old folks - Encik Nasir & Puan Noraini.

Loving daughter,
Amirah (Noraini) Nasir.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Easter Break, Part 1

Assalamualaikum folks,

3 weeks of Easter break begun with the end of Heat Transfer class last week. Yayers!

I went to Manchester to make up with my duckface babes. I've said NO twice to their invitations and hence missed two full of laughter dinners :( And also, why not since it's hols. 

We had "Hello Spring" themed BBQ picnic. I literally forgot about it, luckily I brought another flower-ish top. The day was so beautiful - sunny with acceptable wind rate. We had mee goreng made by the 2 sesat main guys - Abang Meor and Aiman haha. Not bad! It's a simple hang out but I enjoyed every moment of it. Fefeeling lepak dekat taman chit chat, and still dont have to worry about smelling bad though the sun shines brightly.

We miss the sunbeams hitting our faces :)

Road trip to Manchester with le abangs

The duckface family :)

The next day we went to the Runway Visitor Park where airplane fanatics go to watch the special vehicle lands and takes off. While me, in the other hand, (the not fanatic but keen to experience) followed them and gave it a try. We were there for 3 hours. My first hour was fascinating and full of awe. The remaining hours? Just me being puzzled on how they bare the cold and yet have satisfaction face on. However, I discovered, PASSION! When you like something, you do it with all your heart. Walaupun benda tu kecil. Then we went back to Rusholme. Said adios to Manchester at 8.30pm together with Abang Meor.

Fact on duckface: I only had known Abang Meor and Aiman from Malaysia because theyre from my hometown. But Irra and Aida (thru these guys), 3 weeks after I reached UK. The best part is I only met Iqa and Min for the first time. But dear, I think I've known them since forever. We clicked, JUST-LIKE-THAT!

This particular plane carries Aiman's parents from Malaysia!

Amirah Nasir.

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Script Concert

Assalamualaikum folks,

The weekend that just gone was superb! I had my first concert ever - The Script at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield! Fourteen of us from Leeds, Cardiff and Sheffield went. Gerak by tram at 7.00pm then waited till 8.45pm for The Script to finally perform. Sang along with these people. Of songs from both old and new album. Breakeven, Six Degrees of Separation, Man on a Wire, Superheroes, If You Could See Me Now, No Good In Goodbye, Never Seen Anything Quite Like You, The Man Who Can't Be Moved and sooooo many more!


Another memorable night :)

Amirah Nasir.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Post Sheffield Malaysian Games 2015

Assalamualaikum folks,

With the post mortem meeting yesterday, it is the end of Sheffield Malaysian Games 2015 or, #SMG15. Alhamdulillah, syukur. (Official website:

Quoting Hasnan Naiem, SMSA President of 14/15 session, "The success of the event is great but our self achievements are greater." It means things we learned and obtained as we handle the event is more significant. And come to think of it, it is! That's what made the event beneficial and a memorable one. And of course, without each and every of the 40 people's contribution, we could not reach our target.

Being one of the registration officers in the team of three, I learnt to handle people of various need. Some plead to delay the payment, some even pester us to immediately confirm their registration (which I must say, an-noy-ying!). Also, I am now more capable in writing semi-formal email replies. I made not one, not two but a lot of friends! Syukur. However, I think I could still improve in delivering updates in the meetings. InsyaAllah I'll try to bring out the best of me and be more confident to talk in front of people. All in all, it was a great experience, really!

And quoting the Vice Director, Dell Hakim, "I dont want anyone to have regrets in joining this committee." and Dell, I can assure you, I have no regrets in being the committee. I mean why would I? It was a great experience, and hahaha I get to know you well pun from the meetings we had. So, NO RAGRETS bruh!

Amirah Nasir,
Registration Officer of The 23rd Sheffield Malaysian Games.


The SG family

Hidup Tak Selalu Indah

Assalamualaikum folks,

3 weeks since examination ended and the results are out! And, I'd save mine. But moments like this makes you realise things.

There is strong in vulnerable.
There is positive in negative.
There is hope in everything

And ultimately, masih banyak insan yang kisah pasal kita. Who leads you to basic, to Allah. Alhamdulillah.

For at least I tak fail.
For at least I still have very supporting parents.
For at least I tak sakit.
For at least I still have time and space to improve.

Being sad and worrying about the past would not change anything. Live for the future! InsyaAllah, thank you ya Rabb. And for a reminder:

Allah telah berfirman: "Apakah manusia mengira bahawa mereka akan dibiarkan mengatakan: Kami telah beriman, sedang mereka belum diuji?" (QS Al-Ankabut:2-3).

Terima kasih kepada insan insan ni :')
Hidup tak selalu indah, tapi kita boleh indahkannya.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Post Exams

Assalamualaikum folks.

Exams are over! One month living a boring life - literally woke up and studied in the Information Commons (IC, or the 24/7 library) and on repeat. Screwed up sleeping pattern. I have never been a nocturnal all these while. But here, I stayed back to back 12 hours in the IC. I myself cannot believe it. Absolutely tedious! But stated, occupation: student. So that's what I'll have to do.

Thinking about it, really, I have never been studying like a crazy person liddis. Perhaps, the overly nervous feeling I have for being an international student, studying abroad. The expectation is just too high. And again, people keep talking about dont we overseas students have nothing to do than travelling? Ahh people and their mouths. We only show what is nice lah. 

Anyways, since winter started, Sheffield experienced 3 snowfalls as thick as 10cm. Alhamdulillah rezeki. And idk why but a term seems really really long. Maybe being apart from the love ones and adjusting with new life and friends phase made it seemed that way. Still figuring it out tho.

Itu je nak cakap. (I'll post some pictures after the hibernation, toodles!)
Salam dari bumi Sheffield