Monday, October 25, 2010

UPDATED: Solat Hajat Semester 2, 2010

Salam guys and girls,

as you may or may not know tomorrow we will be having a solat hajat for the upcoming exam. Insyaallah, with our prayers and with our hard work we will be able to get through the exams with flying colours. The details are as below:

When? Tuesday, 26th October 2010
Where? Village Boys' Apartment (Apartment yea not Old Tote)
Time? 4:00 pm

We will be meeting here at 4:00 pm and around 4:20+ pm we will be having solat asar berjemaah and would be followed by solat hajat. The reason for this having it at 4 rather than at night is for safety reasons.

Also, we would just be having a pot-luck hi tea. So yea, if you have any snacks or finger foods to bring, just bring em yea. We would be supplying the tea =p haha Also if can just tell us what you guys will be bringing.


Please bring your tikar sembahyang for the prayer later, thanks =D

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

join team blenheim

Hi guys!

Dizi and i would like to invite anyone to come and join us at team Blenheim, Randwick.....!
Payment to join this club will start only in January and is 620/week for 3 people. Please do the math. Is seriously less than 5 minutes away from uni (i reach there in 3 minutes, cause ive got log legs)
The bond is 800 lump sum to Asqa, but im sure this is negotiable, including all this ... stuff...
Anyone interested?
Any enquiries please dont hesitate to ask, i might entertain your stupid questions too. :)

Nena - facebook it

Monday, October 18, 2010

What's in store for October? Part 2

Event 3: 2010 Australian International Motorshow

15th October - 24th October (THIS WEEK!)

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour

Starts at 10.00 a.m.

Ticket Price:
AUD$20 for adult.

Event 4: Sculpture by the Sea

See the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk transformed into a giant sculpture park of over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.

When: 28 October - 14 November 2010
Where: Bondi Beach to Tamarama Coastal Walk
Cost: It's FREE!!

Below are some of the pictures from the previous years' exhibitions.

Image source: Sculpture by the Sea

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Anti -Poverty week @ UNSW

17,000 children die of hunger  EVERYDAY (Youtube)
1,400,000,000 (1.4 Billion) people LIVE on LESS than $1.25 a day ( about 4,600 times of  Brunei population)
More than 1 Billion people lack of safe drinking water 

Poverty is TOO big to be address alone. 
But if everyone is stand up together
We can change the lives of Millions... if not billions...
Come and support this Anti- Poverty Event as follows: 

Click for a better view.

The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to:
  • Strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia;
  • Encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.
For further info on any of the events please visit :
2. Screening of call + response(documentary)  at
3. Practical Solution to Poverty -Panel Discussion at

Because we moral responsibility toward  the less fortunate people

Friday, October 15, 2010

Indomie banned in Taiwan *updated*

Taiwanese authorities on Friday, October 7, 2010, reported that Indomie sold in their country contains two preservatives that are prohibited, namely methyl p-hydroxybenzoate and benzoic acid. Two elements should only be used to make cosmetics.[Click here for video]


Singapore : 
Singapore's Agri Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said tests carried out have shown that the "Indomie" instant noodles in Singapore don't contain the chemical preservative, Para-hydroxy Benzoates.

The Indomie instant noodles sold in Malaysia are safe for consumption, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Wednesday.

"The indomie noodles are safe to eat and they entered the Hongkong market via Legal import channels" . 
[ they claimed : The poisoned products found in Taiwan are suspected of being imported in illegal ways"]

*Status unknown* 

Updated (18th Oct 2010)
Thank you for your email dated 15/10/2010, concerning recent media reports in regards to Indomie Noodles.
The NSW Food Authority is aware of these reports & we have been working with Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) in this regard. FSANZ have advised us that Indomie (Australia) have confirmed that Indomie instant noodles that are imported into Australia - donot include the preservative -218 (methyl p-hydroxybenzoate) in the soy sauce. Therefore it is unlikely that the products found in Taiwan are available for sale in Australia.

Yours sincerely
Consumer & Industry Helpline
NSW Food Authority Helpline <>



“Registered Indomie products have met [safety and health] criteria,I don't know what standard is used in Taiwan, but BPOM follows the international standard by the Codex Alimentarius Commission"

So is it safe to eat or no?  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Salwamal's virtual garage sale..

Assalamualikum and Hi everyone!

Hope everyone is well and working hard now that we're in the final days of semester 2.. Especially the 3rd year PE who I believe have a lot to do still ;) Anyways since it's our final year now and soon we're going to go back home for good (wohooo!), Salwamal are currently in the process of mentally de-cluttering our house.. So there are few things that we want to give away for free and sell at a very low price listed below..


- Clothes hangers
- Used folders
- Shoe racks (2 units)
- Cable extensions
- 3-in-1 HP Printer
- Cable Plugs
- Stools
- Stationeries
- Umbrellas
- Ironing board
- Clothes rack (like this)
- Kitchen utensils
- Etc

- 2 study tables (something like this)
- Microwave
- Sandwich maker
- TV
- 2 Ikea mattresses
- Drawers
- Small cupboard
- Kipas (3 units)
- Electric heater (2 units)
- Samsung Wireless Laser Printer (Colour)
- Electric mixer with stand

There are no pictures yet, but if you are interested you can contact us personally or via facebook or leave comments.. Some of the stuffs are available immediately but most of them can only be collected sometime in November.. First come first serve, ok! Hope to hear from you guys soon!!

The hopefuls,

It's Pink Scarf Day

Event 2: Pink Scarf Day

Where: Main Library Walkway, UNSW
When: 14 October 2010
Time: 09:00-16:00
Organized by: ISOC UNSW

This is a fund-raising event that aims to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

So what are you waiting for?

Let's support them and get your PINK on!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

What's in store for October?

Event 1: Crave Sydney International Food Festival 2010

When: 1st October - 31st October 2010
Where: Everywhere all over Sydney

For more info, go to

Keep checking this space for more upcoming events in Sydney.

On a different note, all the best for the remaining weeks of Semester 2. :)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Reserve Bank of Australia leaves interest rate unchanged at 4.5%

Why we have to care about this news?

Increase in interest rate means that you have to pay more for your weekly/monthly rent . It was reported that every 0.25% increase in interest rate will add another $50 to the monthly cost of an average mortgage.

“Australian mortgage holders are already paying about $300 more per month in repayments than they were a year ago. “

The bad news is that, it is predicted that Central Bank of Australia is going to raise the rate soon.

Australia’ Inflation rate for June 2010 is at 3.1% , the highest in more than a year. In simple word, you can say that if you have $1,000 a year ago, its value has dropped to $969 by now…

So recalculate, rebudget and review your financial to ensure you are ready and prepare for it.
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Saturday, October 02, 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

2010 Daylight Saving

Greetings everyone,

Just a quick reminder. The Daylight Saving for NSW commences this SUNDAY, 03/10/2010 at 2:00 a.m. So don't forget to spring ahead your clock by 1 hour this Sunday.

Have a good long weekend!!