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Monday, August 8, 2016

- Dongeng Yang Sempurna -


Assalamualaikum :)

Susah betul nak update blog. Tapi satu hal yang masih tak berubah dari dulu, saya tetap akan cari masa untuk update blog dan tulis something setiap kali ada novel baru akan keluar.

So here's the cover of my new novel (Ogos 2016 - Anaasa Publication)



Blurb ~~


“I hate birthdays. They just remind me of how old I am and how long I’ve been alone in my whole life.” – Azy Rania.

Sejak bertemu Farish Luqman, Azy mula percaya dengan cinta pandang pertama. Kehadiran Farish memberi satu sebab untuk dia tidak berasa sunyi lagi seumur hidupnya. Namun, tidak semudah itu jalan untuknya mengejar bahagia. Azy pasrah apabila dia tahu lelaki yang dia cintai dalam diam itu rupa-rupanya lelaki yang telah lama bertakhta di hati kakaknya sendiri. Sedar diri hanyalah watak ketiga dalam kisah cinta Maiya dan Farish, dia nekad mengundur diri. Farish pula pasrah melupakan cinta yang kian mekar untuk Azy.

Kehadiran wasiat arwah ibu yang tidak pernah dikenali selama ini mengubah segala-galanya. Hakikat yang jodoh antara dia dan Farish sudah ditentukan bertahun-tahun lalu mengikat Azy dalam dilema. Menerima bermaksud mengkhianati. Namun jika itu satu-satunya harapan yang ada untuk dia menunaikan tanggungjawab sebagai seorang anak, Azy rela dibuang oleh keluarganya sendiri.

“Sebaik saja pernikahan itu sah, Azy bukan anak papa lagi.” – Aswad.

Mahligai yang dibina nyata penuh dengan keindahan, sehingga takdir yang tercorak memaksa Azy untuk berkorban sekali lagi. Dia rela pergi buat selamanya andai itu dapat membahagiakan insan-insan yang dia sayang, yang pernah dia lukai.

Farish terluka. Seolah-olah segala yang dia lakukan untuk Azy selama ini hanyalah sia-sia. Namun tiada apa yang mampu dia lakukan untuk membaiki semuanya.

Azy membawa diri, menjejaki sejarah yang ditinggalkan oleh arwah ibunya di bumi Australia. Mampukah pencariannya itu menemukannya dengan kebahagiaan? Atau bayang Farish akan tetap menghantui hati dan fikirannya buat selama-lamanya?

“Abang tunggu kat mana?” – Azy.

“Luar hati Azy, tunggu Azy jemput masuk.” – Farish.

~~~~~

Semenanjung: RM 26
Sabah/Sarawak: RM 29
Pre-order di Facebook Anaasa Publication. :)

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Nak teaser? Nah sikit je.

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MAJLIS masih lagi diteruskan dengan persembahan seterusnya tapi Azy sudah keluar dari dewan untuk mengambil angin malam di luar. Duduk sendiri di atas bangku sambil merenung ke arah bintang. Setiap bintang yang dia pandang, hanya mengingatkannya kepada Farish. Kenapa semakin hari berlalu, semakin dia rasa rindu terhadap lelaki itu?

“Kenapa duduk seorang kat sini?”

Suara itu menyentakkan Azy. Kepalanya tertoleh ke sebelah. Hanya Allah yang tahu betapa terkejutnya dia melihat Farish tercegat di situ, bersama senyuman manis di bibirnya. Farish mendekati bersama satu kotak kecil di tangan lalu duduk di sebelah Azy.

Azy tertelan liur. “Ap... Apa Abang Farish buat kat sini?”

“Malam ni kan Azy perform, takkanlah abang nak lepaskan peluang, kan?” Farish tersenyum.

Azy sudah tidak mampu bersuara lagi.

“Beautiful song...” kata Farish perlahan.

Azy masih diam. Masih tidak dapat mencerna apa yang sedang berlaku ketika itu. Farish muncul tiba-tiba pada saat dia sedang teringatkan lelaki itu. Apa maksud semua ini?

Farish membuka kotak kecil di tangannya. Azy terkejut melihat sepotong kek ada di tangan Farish.

“Chocolate Indulgence dari Secret Recipe. Your favourite.” Farish tersenyum lagi.

Azy terkebil-kebil merenung kek itu.

Farish mengeluarkan plastik kecil yang berisi sebatang lilin dari poket seluarnya bersama lighter. Lilin itu diletakkan di atas kek dan mula menyalakannya. Melihat wajah Azy yang masih terkejut, dia tersenyum lucu. “Jangan risau, abang dah lama tak merokok. Ni cuma lighter lama.”

Azy tertelan liur lagi. Sempat lagi Farish buat lawak dalam keadaan macam ni?

Farish mendekatkan kek itu dengan Azy. “Happy birthday,” bisiknya perlahan.

Sebak mula hadir di sudut hati Azy. Sepasang matanya mula bertakung air jernih. “Abang Farish...”

“Abang tak nak nyanyi sebab suara abang tak sedap jadi abang cuma mampu bagi kek ni kat Azy. Itu pun abang beli. Kalau abang buat sendiri, alamatnya terbakarlah dapur mummy.” Farish tersengih sendiri.

Azy menahan air mata daripada gugur. “Mana Abang Farish tahu?”

“Nazirul yang bagi tahu.”

Nazirul? Macam mana pula Nazirul boleh bagi tahu Abang Farish?

“Dia called abang. Mula-mula abang hairan jugak macam mana dia dapat nombor abang, tapi abang agak-agak yang dia dapat dari telefon Azy,” cerita Farish.

“Kalau dia bagi tahu Abang Farish pasal birthday Azy, tentu dia bagi tahu yang Azy tak suka birthday,” balas Azy.

“Yup.” Farish mengangguk. “Sebab tu abang nak tahu kenapa.”

Azy menarik nafas. “I hate birthdays. They just remind me of how old I am and how long I’ve been alone in my whole life.”

Farish merenung wajah Azy dalam-dalam. “You are not alone. You have me.”

Azy menggeleng-geleng dengan senyuman pahit. “Abang Farish bukan hak Azy.”

Farish memandang ke arah kek itu semula. “Tiuplah.”

Azy meniup juga lilin itu akhirnya. Farish kemudian mencabut lilin itu dan meletakkannya di atas bangku di sebelah. Kek itu dicubit sedikit dengan tangannya dan disuakan ke mulut Azy. Perlahan-lahan Azy membuka mulut menyambut suapan itu.

“Sedap?” Farish bertanya sambil tersenyum.

Azy mengangguk. Senyuman Farish dibalas juga. Tuhan... Kalau malam ini aku katakan aku masih cintakan dia, berdosakah aku?

~~~~~

Terima kasih untuk semua pembaca yang masih support Ayumi Syafiqah/Zinnita sampai sekarang. I love you all! *love*

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

- Once Upon A Bucket List -


Assalamualaikum...

Seperti yang dijanjikan, nilah novel terbaru saya bertajuk ONCE UPON A BUCKET LIST keluaran Jemari Seni (Story) Sdn. Bhd. Yup, kali ni tulisan saya dalam bahasa Inggeris, but don't worry, kisahnya masih berkisarkan orang Melayu yang tinggal di Malaysia. This is my first step to get out of my comfort zone, and I hope more are coming \(^__^)/




She picked up a pebble and threw it away so hard, hoping that all the pain she was feeling would go away. So she thought! Meet Shika, a writer with hypermobility syndrome. The pebble hit Dylan, the guy who would then change her life forever.

Dylan would never fit the description of her dream guy. Nor would she to him. Together they went through the test of time. When he fell, she picked him up. When she cried, her dried her tears. When he was hurt, she comforted him. When she couldn't go on, he went for her. When he asked, she gave. When life said no, she said yes.

This is the story of Shika and Dylan, one about love and hate. A symbiotic relationship that was filled with so much excitement, beauty and goodness and they had every reason and means to be happy and content. Above all, fulfilling a bucket list is to learn how to be open with our own vulnerabilities so that we can form connection with other human beings. But did Shika manage to do it?


*****

Pen. Malaysia: RM 25.00
Sabah/Sarawak: RM 28.00
ISBN: 978-967-0851-42-6
Author: Zinnita (Ayumi Syafiqah)
Publisher: Jemari Seni Sdn. Bhd.

*****


This is a story about hopes and dreams.
I know it may be nothing compared to other published books, but it is so close to my heart that I feel like these two characters exist in my life.

Pesta Buku Online Jemari Seni berlangsung sampai 13 Mei 2016. Boleh dapatkan dengan harga yang menarik. Thank you.


~end


Friday, April 22, 2016

- Life is Good -


Salam.

I went to Medan, Indonesia last month. Actually I wanted to share about my trip to Medan here but then I got lazy, then I got a job and now I spend most of my time at work, and when I'm home, I spend my time on my laptop, catching up on writing and my favourite TV series every week.. hehe *__*

I have new novel coming soon and I promise I will upload the cover and the synopsis later. Am planning on another trip and will be leaving next week, insyaAllah.

I'm in a rush to go to work now.

Life is good. Till then.


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Friday, March 4, 2016

Dan Humphrey (Gossip Girl)



Salam. Hi. :)

So I just finished watching a TV show “Gossip Girl” the other day and all those six seasons have been stuck inside my head for days. Honestly, I love the whole casts. They portrayed all the characters incredibly great – Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) and Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick).

And I can proudly say that my most favourite character is Dan Humphrey. Frankly, I didn’t read the original book series and I just watched the show on TV (read: laptop) so forgive me if what I’m about to say is totally different from what’s inside the books.

I know most GG fans (sorry if it’s not true) don’t find Dan the most charming guy ever – compared to Chuck and Nate – but I’ve learned not to be influenced or manipulated by other people’s reviews until I watch or do it myself  >.<


1. Season 1 Dan Humphrey

I mean, let’s face it, every girl needs season 1 Dan Humphrey in their lives. A sweet, innocent boy from Brooklyn who’s also the smartest kid in high school but has never been noticed by anyone other than his proud dad and little sister. He always sees the best in people, is a protective big bro and supportive son, cute, funny and sometimes awkward, and can be the best shoulder to cry on.




2. An outsider

Dan has always been considered as an “outsider” (His nickname is “Lonely Boy”). He doesn’t fit in Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York. No matter how hard he tries to blend in and to enter a whole different world than his, he could never be one of them. Even after he dates the popular, hot “it” girl, their worlds prove to be far too different. And when he jumps out of his comfort zone and becomes “someone else”, people around him keep saying “you were supposed to be different”. Because clearly, he is different.

I’m not saying that my life is the same as his, because it’s clearly not. I mean, we clearly live in different countries and have different lifestyles. But I’ve always been the “outsider”. I’ve always tried to blend in since my primary school days, heck I don’t even remember what those days were like. I barely remember the memories from my primary school that I always think I never really had one. Nobody knew and noticed me. I never really figured this part of my life until I went to the university and I realised that I don’t belong among people. I just don’t fit.

The difference is, Dan wants in and he strives for it with everything he has in him. And I understand the feeling of wanting to be a part of something that’s just not us better than anyone else.





3. A writer

Oh yes, Daniel Humphrey is a writer of “Inside” and “Inside Out” – inspired by the people that he knows from Upper East Side of Manhattan. However, his ‘bluntness’ in writing things makes people call it as “trashing his friends and driving them away” and in the end, he is left alone with no friends.

Thanks to Dan, for proving to the world that people don’t mess with a writer. ;)

At some point, GG fans find his huge character development annoying. Even I have to admit that it’s true. But don’t writers use everything around them as writing materials? One page from a whole book could really destroy someone’s life. But that’s the thing about fiction – sometimes a combination of naked truth and plain imagination. Writing from experiences makes it honest and sincere, but the addition of fiction makes it a “book”.

And he finally owns his place among them. He earns it.






4. Gossip Girl? xoxo

I know most fans don’t agree with the writers to make Dan the ‘mighty’ Gossip Girl who’s hiding behind a blog and words. I honestly didn’t expect him as Gossip Girl at all, but after watching the season finale, I approved.

I mean, Dan being the Gossip Girl is way better and acceptable than Cece being “A” (Pretty Little Liars). True, there are some scenes that might suggest Dan is not Gossip Girl, but watching the whole series from the start until the finale, one can never doubt that Gossip Girl plays the most important part in moving the characters and stories. So, if anyone is qualified enough to be Gossip Girl, it’s Dan Humphrey.

(Sorry if others think otherwise).



I have no idea why I’m posting this on my blog, maybe I’m just trying to find motivation to keep moving forward and if I ever decide to go “far”, Dan Humphrey will definitely be my inspiration.




“You’re nobody until you’re talked about.”

You know you love me.
Xoxo, Ayumi Syafiqah.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

- Third Wheel -




When you think you have been the good friend everyone's counting on, the best listener they could ever ask for, the one they turn to when they have problems that only you can solve, but when there's a pair work in class and they all have partners, you are left alone. You are forced to look for another partner who's also like you; everyone else's last choice. But you keep your head up, smile to everyone like everything's fine, as if the feeling of being left alone does not bother you at all when at the same time, all you want to do is go home and cry.









When you think you have always been there for her. It has always been the two of you, talking and laughing together. Then someone else walks in, becomes the third one between you two, and slowly replaces you. You stand by and watch them whisper secrets with each other like you don't exist anymore. You sit alone and let them make plans that don't involve you. You wait patiently for the time to get together and hang out as usual, but in the end all you receive is the pictures the two of them take without you. And you are left alone again, feeling miserable and empty.




When you think you have played your role as the best person everyone could wish for. You go to the place and everyone else is suddenly too busy to spend time for you. Then you go back, and someone close to you go there, and out of the sudden they all make plans and go out together. And you are left with pictures of them smiling and giggling.



When you think you have worked so hard to be noticed, then you end up feeling useless when other people get more attention and promotion than you. You step aside, thinking about the things that you have done wrong. You pack your things and walk away, waiting for them to notice but they never do.




~end


Saturday, January 30, 2016

TV shows to watch


Assalamualaikum.

Memandangkan skrg dah habis belajar, kerjanya duk rumah siapkan manuskrip baru baru dan baru, tengok TV shows sambil2 cari kerja merata (anyone knows any job vacancies please let me know hehe). So... here are some new TV shows yang you all boleh tonton di masa lapang. :D



1. STITCHERS (Freeform)

I started this last year, hujung tahun, tapi dah tahu pasal series ni dari awal tahun lagi. Tapi memandangkan new series always tends to get cancelled, aku pun tunggulah sampai ABC Family (now Freeform) confirm yang series ni akan sambung ke season2, barulah download dan mula tengok.


Stitchers mengisahkan satu team yg dipanggil The Stitchers Program - solving crimes by hacking into dead people's memories. Solving crimes mungkin dah biasa, tapi stitch inside dead people's brain tu yg menjadikan series ni lain dari yg lain.  Karakter si heroin, Kirsten Clark yg suffer temporal dysplasia pun memang sgt menarik to me. Belum campur Cameron Goodkin (played by the handsome Kyle Harris) is one of the attractions in this series. :D



Season 2 returns on March 22. Mark the calendar!




2. SCREAM (MTV)

Scream mengisahkan a serial killer that goes around for killing spree yg menyerupai mystery yang pernah berlaku di Lakewood beberapa tahun lepas. Be prepared to scream in every episode. *evil emoji*

My personal favourite character is Noah Foster. :)




Season 2 returns in 2016, tak pasti bulan berapa. >__<




3. THE 100 (The CW)

I've wanted to watch this for some times and baru dapat peluang menghabiskan 2 seasons in a short time hakks..

Mengisahkan kehidupan di The Ark on space after the Earth is destroyed 97 years from now. Tapi kehidupan di The Ark makin lama makin sukar sebab bekalan oksigen makin berkurang and they decide to send 100 teenagers to the ground, to discover if the earth is survivable.

You'd be surprised of how strong the lead female character (Clarke Griffin) is.

My favourite is Bellamy Blake! <3 p="">





Season 3 has just begun. My life has become wonderful again. :D


That's it for now. I've found more series to watch and I'll share again next time okay. ;)  (that if anyone cares).


New novel is coming soon. I promise a big difference this time. :D


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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

HERE'S something to watch


Salam. :)

Am bored at the office. So rasa mcm nak tulis something kat blog, about my favourite TV shows. I shared about Teen Wolf, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Pretty Little Liars, The Originals, The Flash, and Supernatural in previous entry and now here's more :D


1. REIGN



It is a show based on history of Scotland and France. Kisah cinta Queen Mary of Scotland dan King Francis of France yg sgt epik. But I must say the conflict is very heavy and in season 2 when Mary decided to leave Francis for Conde and moved back to Scotland, I think I almost threw away my laptop. ahaahaa..

I know according to history that Francis died not long after they got married. But I really hope this Francis stays a little longer, even though he's obviously dying and very sick at the end of season 2. Nooooooo. :(

King Francis Valois played by Toby Regbo. I love him soooo much.


2. EYE CANDY



A story about Lindy, whose sister is missing for years and she's still searching for lead to find her sister. Then she meets Ben who's undercover to solve a police case. Then Ben dies because someone kills him (someone who's obsessed with Lindy) and Lindy works with Tommy (Ben's best friend who's also a cop) to find the killer, while at the same trying to find her sister.

Berbelit? Agaklah. Tapi serius best.

And I was sooooooo frustrated when they cancelled this show. Like, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST TV SHOWS AND YET THEY CANCELLED IT :(

Tapi kalau nak tgk, still boleh tgk season 1 (10 episodes only) walaupun endingnya agak cliffhanger. Blame MTV.

I shipped them. And still do. T__T


3. BEAUTY & THE BEAST



A story about Catherine who falls in love with a beast, Vincent, who's a part of an experiment that goes wrong. Vincent's been hiding from the world for 10 years, until he meets Cat and everything changes.

When I say 'everything', it means EVERYTHING and I can't list them down here. heheh..


Tbh, BATB is less addictive compared to other TV shows I watch. I don't know why, maybe the plot is not really hmmmpppppp but it's okay, it's still good and worth watching.

Cuma utk season 2, I kind of hate Vincent and Cat for what happened to Gabe. Yeah well... Me siding with the villain is nothing new. hehee..

Season 3 is out now but I still haven't watched it. Since it only has 13 episodes so I decided to wait until the season finale then I'll watch.


4. STALKER


Sesiapa yg minat cerita investigation, this is the perfect one for you. I love this because it's full of suspense and tension. It keeps you wondering and guessing until the end of every episode. And the actors are great, even though I don't really have my favourite cast member or character in this show. :D

But unfortunately, Stalker got cancelled and I was really mad because the ending sgt2 lah cliffhanger dan tetiba cancel rasa mcm arghhhh.... Never mind. I'll find something new to watch.


My new list ada Scream, Stitchers, cerita yg dah lama Glee, Revenge, Heroes dan jgk sedang menghabiskan Big Bang Theory. Waiting for 2016 TV shows, Containment and Legend of Tomorrow. hehe..
Okbai.


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