Monday, 21 September 2015

Academic Trip to Lembaga Koko with BAcc Students.

Conference Room

Listening Attentively to the Talk

Processing of Cocoa Bean into Chocolate

Processing of Chocolate

Products of  Cocoa

Sweet Memories

Sunday, 20 September 2015

My first house is on the market.

Dining Area

Master Bedroom


Dining Area


Living Area

Living Area

Children Bedroom
This house is on sale in Genuine buyer is invited to visit to get further information on the house.
Motivational talk given by Mufti Menk on fasting. Some tips that can be extracted from the video:
  • What food to avoid when breaking fast.
  • Good food to help you through the day.
It is amazing what the technology can do to bring people closer. Without the technology, it is not possible to listen to this inspiring lecture given by a mufti of Zimbabwe.

Ismail Musa Menk was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a student of knowledge trying to disseminate the Deen in the current age. Mufti Menk did his Initial studies in Harare, Zimbabwe. He attained a degree in Shariah Law from the University of Madinah Munawwarah . He went on to  specialize in Jurisprudence in Gujarat, India .

Mufti Menk is a broad minded, motivational speaker who has endeared himself to both Muslims and non Muslims. He is the Head of the Fatwa Department of The Council of Islamic Scholars of Zimbabwe known as Majlisul Ulama Zimbabwe. He is also one of the Muaththins and an Imaam at Masjid Al Falaah in Harare.

Mufti Menk has been on many speaking engagements and lecture tours around the globe. He contributes regularly towards the Islamic content of various media networks and is an experienced social worker and counsellor. He enjoys spending time with the underpriviledged, lending a helping hand and teaching them. Each year, during the holy month of Ramadhaan , he spends time with a  far away community, disseminating the  teachings of Islam.

His work is all done solely for the Pleasure of the Almighty without any remuneration or financial rewards. There are no copyrights, no charges, no royalties, no patents and no cost involved to invite him. May Allah grant us all acceptance, protect Mufti Menk and facilitate his work in sowing the seeds of knowledge.

The above profile of Mufti Menk was taken from 
Family trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in February 2015. This trip was possible and made easy with the assistance of technology. Technology was extensively used in making this trip a success. The ticket was purchase online. We get to choose and change without any difficulty as we interaction with human is none. To get to Ho Chi Minh city from Kota Kinabalu we had to travel to Kuala Lumpur (KK -KL) and get another flight to Ho Chi Minh City (KL-HCM). The connecting flight was made easy because we get to decide what flight to take and at what time to travel. It was merely a change from domestic terminal to international terminal. We did not wait long, we managed to reduce the waiting time as a result of planning assisted by the technology. 

Some family photos taken during the trip:
My beloved daughter

My beloved son

Flowers everywhere during Chinese New Year in Ho Chi Minh City
Apart from going sight seeing, we did some shopping. I really enjoyed shopping here especially the jubah, telekong etc. Most of the information as to what to buy, where to buy, places of interest to visit, I got the information from the blog. Some bloggers described their journey in detail such as where to eat, where to find muslim food, where to shop, the culture of the local people, some sellers tend to be aggressive when dealing with them, the popular market. I am very thankful to the blogger for the information given and it helps a lot.

However, based on our experience if you go to HCM city during Chinese New Year, the BenThanh market is closed (4 or 5 days) and most shops are also closed for a few days. Chinese New Year is a big celebration in HCM city.

We met many Malaysian when we were in HCM city. It felt like we were in TAR road.

Shopping, shopping and shopping RM100 for any three pairs really value for money

RM100 for three wait this was in February 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It's also known for its French colonial architecture, including Notre-Dame Basilica, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the neoclassical Saigon Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Ben Thanh Market.

Area: 809 mi²
Founded: 1698
Weather: 82°F (28°C), Wind SW at 3 mph (5 km/h), 74% Humidity
Hotels: 3-star averaging $40, 5-star averaging $130. View hotels
Local time: Saturday 8:19 AM
Population: 7.982 million (2014)

Outside the historical building

Inside the yellow historical building

My sweetheart

My darling

Participation at International Conference on Accounting Studies 2015 (ICAS2015).

I attended ICAS2015 as presenter and presented a paper which relates to my DBA dissertation. I presented the paper on 19 August 2015 at Thistle Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor.

I came to know about this conference through email and the interaction with the organizing committee is done through conference management system.   

ICAS 2015 is inviting authors to submit complete, original and unpublished research papers to the International Conference on Accounting Studies (ICAS) 2015 which may address theoretical, methodological or practical aspects related to accounting studies.

Made some friends during ICAS2015

Submission Guidelines                    
  • The paper must be original and have not been previously accepted in a journal or under consideration for publication elsewhere
  • All papers must conform to standard single-column format set in MS Word Template (Download it HERE)
  • The paper must be written in English with a maximum of 10 single-spaced pages, including an abstract, references, tables, figures and appendices
  • Any additional page will be charge USD 20 per page
  • Abstracts without the completed paper will NOT be accepted.
  • Papers must be sent through the OpenConf Peer Review and Conference Management System
Papers for the presentation at the conference will be selected through double blind review process. Please ensure that the authors' names do not appear in the first submission.
At least one author for each accepted paper must register and pay the fees for the conference by July 15, 2015 in order for the paper to be included in the program and the conference proceedings. By submitting a paper to present at the ICAS, you explicitly agree that you will definitely have a fund and shall register for the conference.

Answering question posed by the moderator

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceeding. Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their paper to ICAS. The proceedings will be available in the ICAS Digital Library which can be accessed online, and will also be available in hard copy after the conference. The proceedings will be sent to ISI Thomson and Scopus for indexing.
Journal: On the basis of the recommendations provided by the peer reviewers, quality papers will be considered for publication in the following refereed journals:
subject to compliance to review report, editorial comments, conference feedback and payment of applicable submission fees. Before submission, papers need to be formatted as per the journal requirements. Authors of shortlisted papers will be invited to further develop their papers (e.g. adding in any other findings, expanding in some areas and drilling deeper into others, to justify a good journal publication) and to submit their papers for possible publication in the journal. Papers will undergo the journal's peer review process, and the journal's Editors will select invitees for publication.

Certificate Presentation

The certificate awarded as presenter