Saturday, December 2, 2017

The face lifted Senai Airport - Nov 2017

I haven't been back to this airport for quite some time. With time to kill, I am not sure if I should go into the departure hall or just settle at cafe outside. So, i think I want to document what's available to kill time once cleared security check for my future reference 😅

Entering the Airport ground 
I can google search what's available in the airport. The airport has its own site ( actually, with the directory available. However, from my mobile phone, I couldn't figure out what's inside and outside.  We have these available from the directory: 
but .. it didn't where and each icon is not linked to details though.  I found out that most of the foods listed here are outside, so, not much of interesting food outlet with place to "lepak" inside. There were still renovation on going ... so, things might change in the future.. ok.. here goes.. 

As I cleared the security checkpoint, the first outlet I saw was O'Briens.  There's row of seats available to sit and relax while enjoying drink or meal.. which make it looked neat and nice while 

waiting for flight. This is near Gate 2 - the gate to KL flight.  

I walked further, there's more seat near its counter and closer to the gate as well.  But since these were probably the most convenience, there's won't be enough tables/seat. 

I took a right turn from this junction. 

There weren't much to browse. In the middle section, there were reflexology center. They also offer massage chair (I think).  
And, there's also convenient shop next to the reflexology shop. 

As I walked further, some blank spots under construction and souvenir shop.

At the end, near Gate 3, there's another coffee shop, called Pushcart.   It has small corner for those who wants to have coffee and pastries and some food while waiting. 3 or 4 tables and 2 long tables for the loners. 
I got coffee and almond danish pastry here.  The pastry was ok, but Mocha was so so .. didn't taste much of coffee or chocolate. 
Pushcart near Gate 3

Long Aisle
Well, that's about it .. thought of taking more pictures but I had gotten lazy  ... 


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Introduction to Arabic: Day 4 - Passive Participle Ism al Maf'ul - إسم المفعول

إسم المفعول - Ism/isim al Maf'ul, is an object, or the person who receives the action

We have started with Verb - فعل
From فعل , we will be able to derive the noun or doer from the verb to فاعل
From فعل , we will be able to derive the object or past participle (pp)  from the verb to مفعول, the receiver

In English, we have "write" as the verb , convert to pp , it is "written", it is kind of similar concept in arabic as well.

Similar to The Doer, for  derivation, there are 2 type of rules applied.

  • 3 letters
    • Step 1 - from Madhi, add م at the beginning of the word, the original letter will now have a sukun harakah
    • Step 2 - add at the 2nd last letter, or in other word in between 2nd and 3rd
    • Step 3 - the last harakah now becomes dhommatun

  • >3 letters
    • Step 1- Find out the mudhori' form of the verb
    • Step 2 - Change the letter ي to   م
    • Step 3 - Change the harakah of the 2nd last letter to fathah

Derivation example for > than 3 letters verb

Monday, June 12, 2017

Introduction to Arabic: Day 3 Lesson - Making Nouns from Verb

By now, we know how to get 29 different verbs from one basic or root word given. Moving on...

إِسْمُ الفَاعِل - The Doer

In English, we have the verb derived into noun in these form: 

to write (verb)  >> writer  (person)
to read (verb)   >> reader  (person)

Similar concept applies in Arabic as well.  For 3 letters verb, the scale to follow is from the verb he did, فَعَلَ .  Observe the pattern of the derivation in the image, 

From here, the rule that we can deduce to change a verb to a person (for 3 letters only)
Step 1: add letter alif, ا to the first letter
Step 2: 2nd letter has to be a kasrah in harakah, retain or change the 2nd letter to kasrah 
Step 3: The last letter will have a dhommatun as its harakah

to make the noun female, add ة (ta marbutah) at the last letter

More example: 

    ضَرَبَ    >>      ضَارِبٌ     >>    ضَارِبَةٌ
 The Giver (female)            The Giver (male)                      He gave 

  فَتَحَ     >>      فَاتِحٌ      >>    فَاتِحَةٌ
The Opener (f)          The Opener (m)               He opened

Special verb -  نَاْمَ , he slept
For this one, we need to add a house for the letter alif, as alif alone cannot house a kasrah ... 

If we break down the verb  نَاْمَ , we will get  نَ , ا, م.  Following the steps/rules, we have to add alif to  نَ, make ا alif kasrah ...

 نَاْمَ >> نَائِمٌ                                          قَالَ >> قَائِلٌ

أكَلَ >> آكِل                                           دَرَسَ  >> دَارِسٌ

Making verb into person (doer) from root word with > 3 letters 

Step 1:  Find the مُضَارِع form of the verb 
Step 2: Change the letter ي to م

Root word , أَسْلَمَ , means to surrender/he surrendered

Checking the dictionary (or ask the teacher :)) to get the مُضَارِع tense for أَسْلَمَ

(أَسْلَمَ  (ماضِي)   -   يُسْلِمُ (مُضَارِع

to make the doer female, just add ةٌ (ta marbuthoh) to the last letter.  مُسْلِمٌ is for male and مُسْلِمَةٌ for female.

More examples :

sorry ... there is a missing dot on the letter ف  in the word فاعل