Saturday, April 7, 2018



Thank God it’s Friday!


I spent my leisure Friday morning in McDonald’s for a short five hours, while waiting for my darling to fetch me. He was late than what we had scheduled, so I penned this down. And during that five hours, I drew delicate observations on patrons going about one of their mornings at the restaurant, along with a unique story I fashioned for each.

My observations surrounded bare human dispositions to lucidity, chinwag, and routines; like worker bees enticed to fresh nectar. At 8:30 a.m., a lady wearily paced into the restaurant, composing breakfast orders, I assumed, she has memorized by heart. She sat quietly at a tranquil corner, away from the bustling restaurant’s hired hands, and humbly relished her coffee.

At 9:00 a.m., two sprightly ladies entered the restaurant, and rowdily, sat next to my table and started yammering. Unapologetically, they began to expel their pent up frustration, over, whom I felt deep sorry for, a poor soul. At that point, I was reminded of a book, as if had been foretold, that two ladies would meet and spread falsehoods. What a stroke of misfortune that it had come to light today, I told myself. May God bless them and convey them ‘hidayah’.

There were barely a dozen of patrons in sight, of whom, I was convinced, were mostly executives, who can’t go by without a taste of freshly brewed coffee.

As the clock reached 12.00 noon, a storm of hungry patrons flocked into the restaurant, which endured till 2:00 p.m. or more so. Nonchalantly, two men in plain outfit entered and sat next to my table. They had a casual babble about their regular jobs. Nothing close to chinwag. Bemused, I coaxed myself that these two men were ‘suci’, the equivalent of ‘na├»ve’.

A half hour later, while his friend was still eating, the other insisted that he, should at full tilt, down his meal, as their car was illegally parked and could be issued a parking ticket.

Such a typical Malaysian, I groaned in silence. We are anxious of committing an offense, only for the sake of eluding from being caught by the enforcement bodies. Over a heave of sigh, I murmured covertly, these two men should have hurried to finish their meal for a much virtuous reason. They should have been more fretful of their illegally-parked car, which was blocking the cars of other patrons that were about to leave McDonald’s restaurant. Or, they should have been more concerned -- of being late from returning to their office, or of being late from an important work agenda, from their lunch break.

I continued to vent my grievance, silently. Enforcement bodies prohibit illegal parking as they are the custodians of safety and security; entrusted by the people. Not only serving the very people like you from offenders much like yourselves, but, also, serving and protecting the community at large.

Unequivocally, make it a practice to always care for others. No matter where you are, or who you are. Practice selflessness, wherever you are. Just my final thought, McDonald’s restaurant chain has, inevitably become; a melting pot for all Malaysians, with patrons composing of all races and ages – to share colorful moments, which, beyond the slightest doubt, have decorated the background of this truly diverse nation.

Thank you Ronald McDonald, for your earlier hard work, which had truly become a symbol of unity, in this blessed country that I call home.

From the eyes of a Kampong girl,


Friday, March 16, 2018

Capacity Building Programme under Malaysia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement


MITI Johor was invited to attend the Capacity Building Programme under Malaysia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement from 22 to 23 February 2018. The programme was a collaboration between the Japan Customs and MITI. The programme was attended by 30 participants who are officials from MITI HQ and Regional Offices together with relevant ministries and agencies implementing Rules of Origin stipulated under Economic Partnership Agreements such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Malaysia, Royal Malaysian Customs Department and Malaysia Plantation Industry and Commodities.

The programme was facilitated by 2 technical experts from Japan, Ms Mariko Haga of Ministry of Finance of Japan, and Mr Masaya Deguchi of Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) who had shared their valuable knowledge and experience during the session.


Nur Anis Nordin

_From the eyes of a kampong girl_

Sunday, March 4, 2018


Semoga kita akan bertemu cepat-cepat di syurga ya mak.

Sunday, December 31, 2017


Welcome to 2018

Hi there!!


As I'm writing this, I'm still at the UTM library, working on my DBA assignments. 2017 will leave us in a few hours.

A few reflections on my 2017. 2017 is a hectic year for me. A year which I have decided to accomplish several personal goals. A year which is passing by, at a pace much faster than I could keep up with. Too busy with life taking place on center stage, called Earth.

Truly, I miss my hometown. I miss my family too, dearly. Family is my heartbeat.

This time, year 2018 will be welcomed without the merry of my family members.

I'm keeping steps ahead of others, with several plans and goals already laid for 2018.

As we step to a brand new dawn of 2018 tomorrow, plans and goals that I have set will be the first thing that I think about, when I wake up in the morning.

All in all, I am satisfied with my accomplishments in 2017.

Surely, I can accomplish personal goals in 2018, gloriously. Surely, indeed.

I'm venturing into unchartered waters, like a captain of a lone ship, for the sake of my religion, family, career, and of course, for personal satisfaction.

Definitely, my pursuit will be accomplished with honesty and kindness.

May Allah continue to grant me endless blessings and luck.

You are the Best of Givers that carried and guided me through thick and thin in my life.

And for that, I am truly and eternally grateful.

To all my readers, I wish you all the best in everything that you do, and, always, believe in the magic of kindness.

~From the eyes of a Kampong Girl~

Walk by faith,


Monday, December 4, 2017


Hi guyz!!

It has been quite some time that I have not write.

And today, I really feel like writing about dreams.

Bad dreams, sweet dreams, etc. Most of us dream. I also dream.

But sometimes when you have put a lot of effort and the result you will only see in the next 20 years, it can be very frustrating and pull you down. And you might be drowning All of sudden, it reminds me of Backstreet Boys’ song – “Drowning in Your Love.. Haha

Anyway, how to keep going?

How to keep yourself still high spirited when life goes against you?

I am grateful for that one day, when I was driving to the office at 6.50am and my office is about 30 minutes from my home during peak hour or maybe 40 minutes or maybe 1 hour and 30 minutes during heavy rain season. And while driving, I was listening to the radio, can’t remember what channel was on air because I keep on changing the radio channels as my car can’t really detect the radio signal anymore and at that moment, the DJ mentioned an analogy of a dream as your first love. I can’t recall who the DJ was, I was so impressed with that analogy coz I practice it. And the result is amazing! He said think about your dream as your first love.

Hold on to it very tightly. Think about it the first thing in the morning when you wake up. When you have your first love, you will hold him/her at night till you fall asleep. Your mind keeps on thinking about your first love.

So, do the same thing towards your ambition, your dream.

Keep going on till you achieve it!

The journey isn’t easy but with this strong mind, you will achieve it and go through the wind and storm just to get your dreams come true!

Trust me, this is for real!

Anyway, if you love this, mail me at

From an eyes of a Kampong girl,

Nur Anis Nordin

Saturday, September 16, 2017


HI everyone!

It’s been quite some time and I’ve not been writing regularly due to my busy schedule.

I was constantly occupied today – to the extent of not being able to do anything – because I kept on thinking about the very kind lady who helped me from fainting.

It was a Friday morning, and my routine is to go to the market and get some groceries for cooking. Oh yeah! The weekend in Johor are on Friday and Saturday, so Friday is the only day I get to cook special dishes for my family.

So, I woke up early and the first thing I did was go straight away to the market to buy some onions. At that time, I started to feel dizzy and then my vision was getting darker and, I knew that I was going to faint very soon. I tried to sit on the floor, still not okay, then I tried searching for a chair but there was none available.

I had to muster every ounce of strength I had to walk to the nearest stall. In that state, I decided that I would not be able to cook breakfast for my family and decided that roti canai would be the alternative. However, at that moment, the lady at the stall looked at me and asked if was sick, I guessed at that moment I must’ve looked pale as there was not much blood in circulation.

She got so worried and decided to bring a chair for me to sit next to her. She even left everything, including a money box that was at the cashier, whilst others were queuing up to pay their orders. All that Just because she wanted to make me a cup of Milo for me. I just sat there watching her, thinking of how I would get home by my own.

She passed me the milo and, ‘said please drink this. It is free, no worries.’ I am so blessed. After I drunk that milo, I felt slightly better and I sat there for about half an hour before leaving to go back home. Oh, ya Allah, I know that you always help me in all kinds of ways.

I am so blessed with everything and I understand why sometimes my wishes have not happened yet.

Maybe I am not capable of handling my own kids all by myself yet, I am not even capable to sustain a healthy lifestyle to take care of myself. To the makcik, I really thank you for your kindness.

I will definitely eat at your stall whenever I am available insyaAllah.

May Allah always bless you with good health and prosperity. I’ve always believe in the magic of kindness.