Monday, December 28, 2009

A Warm Welcome, A Chilly News


Greetings. It's been quite a month. I've been away for only 40 days and it seems that things are changing rather rapidly here. Few of my friends are already going for their degree in Shah Alam, and though I'm disheartened by the fact that I may not be seeing them as often as before, they had made their choice. I am currently not in the mood to write more. So I'd save my stories for later days.

For those who wished for my birthday, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hye There!

Assalamualaikum and greetings from the Holy Land.

I know that it has been a while since I last wrote here. So there's a lot of things that I would like to share with you. But not now you see. On Thursday I'm leaving for Madinah. So things are going to get busy. I'm fine if anybody's asking. The weather here is quite abnormal. Rain has been falling three times here. Considering that the temperature here is an average of 30 to 40 degrees, rainfall is not normal. Maybe that's what they should be talking about at the Climate SOS talk in Copenhagen.

Okay2, I'm stopping here. InsyaAllah on the 27th I'll be back in Malaysia. Till then, do have a safe and calm life.

Sufee Yusli,

Makkah Al Mukarramah.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

No Title I Guess

Good morning. Ah yes, it is morning. 2.40 in the morning to be exact. He3 In how many hours I'll be heading to Banting and that's it I guess. On the 17th, I'm off to Jeddah. Actually, I have nothing to say. These past few days has been very good for me. For the first time in almost two years, I'm very happy. Thank you to awak! He3 Awak jangan nakal2 okeh.. I'll be back on my birthday, so do wait for my arrival. He3 Alor, bukan jauh sangat oun nak pergi.. But of all my trips, this has been the most emotional one.

To my friends who are going to sit for their SPM this year, my wish of luck to all of you. Dear friends, you're going through the most important papers of your life. Do your best, and my prayers are with you always. To Ili Haya who's going to be here in Malaysia middle of December, wait for me, we'll meet okay before you go back to the States. To Lee Hong and Shawn Tan, I'm sorry if we don't have the chance to meet before you're going to Aussie, but know this. You're the coolest a guy can have. ;)

Thanks to all well wishers. God bless you all.

Untuk awak, jaga diri elok2. Jangan merempit okeh. Ha3 tengokkan result saya. ;D

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hormones? Tak Faham Lah!

Hello. They say, when your emotion is sky high, that's when you should write. That's when you should post your entry. Well, this is why I'm writing now. But, as usual, I am so secretive about what I want to write. I just don't like people to judge me, saying 'ek eleh, sebab ni pun nak emo?' Well, sometimes I just want to tell people that my emotions are not stable.

That's why, well I think la, we need people besides us. Around us. People who can at least tell you that everything is going to be okay. Who can comfort you in time of needs. Who can lower your blood pressure. They can be anyone ranging from your family to your loved ones. Well, my advice is to have someone you trust to be the one that can do what I wrote just now.

At this moment, friends are everything. I don't know why, but I kept looking for one that can stand me. Well, I'm not so easy to be with. Maybe it's because of my attitude. Yeah I know I'm a jerk. By now many would say 'eleh, nak orang comment "no2 you're not a jerk" kat die lah tu' but no. I'm saying because I want to change. I really do.

Haish, sumpah dah tak tau ape nak tulis. Till next time okay? He3 oh ya, thanks ya. If you read till here because that means you're so patient with me. ;)



My prized possession (for now). The complete set!! ;D




Monday, October 26, 2009

Sweet Child Of Mine

Hello. After what seems to be decades, I come back. I don't know what happened but seems to me like a writer's block. Ceh, konon macam author of some great book lah kan. Hm, seriously, I don't have the idea, the enthusiasm to write anything. Probably it's because I'm too busy preparing for the exam, and stressed out because of assignments and all. Or maybe, during that point of my life, there's nothing interesting to write. Or nothing that I dare to write to say the least.

Okay. Last week, I went to McD for dinner. Beside us is what I like to call the Adam Family. Not because the mum is gliding or the uncle is bald or the butler is Frankenstein-ish, but because they were so weird. The little one was crying non stop, the mother (well I assume she's the mother) totally ignored the kid to the point that when the boy showed his fist to her 5 times, she didn't even budge. I on the other hand am annoyed.

The whole place was like, what...? The lady didn't do a thing to stop the boy's whining. God, if that kid is mine, I would've shove a shoe in his mouth. Tough love, I know. I think kids need to be told not to act like that in public. Or elsewhere. Because it's embarrassing, it's stupid, and it's loud. I hate stuff that is loud. Contradicts my lifestyle huh? Ha3 just look at the location of my house, then you'll know how peaceful the place we live in.

Back to the topic. Kids nowadays are getting more insolent. Why? Because parents are spoiling them. Sheesh. They were given everything that they wanted that when they don't get it, they'll cry, they throw tantrums, they shout, and the whole set. I mean, what happen to listening to parents? What happen to spanking? What happen to obeying what the parents told them to do? If we look closely, those days are over.

Why? It's because of the parents themselves. They shove in too much 'love' into their kid's mouth that they forget, discipline is important too. How is it that you get whatever you want, even though your dad only works as a factory supervisor? It doesn't add up you see. The parents are working so hard to fulfill their child's wants, not needs. At some point, even Tom Cruise would go bankrupt.

When kids gets stuff to easy, what they want when they want it, they'll never appreciate it. Work like a dog, and you'll be one if you have that kind of child. I have a friend whose parents are filthy rich, but live a life that's low profiled. Why? Because they have to earn every penny they spent. Even to have a meal out, they have to pay the parents a sum of money, because eating out is not free. Everything they have, is of their own money, which they have to earn.

That is what I call love. Educate your child on how to handle money of their own, on their own. Not giving them the world and cry on bed over credit card bills. What I'm trying to say is, do not spoil your kids. It's bad for them, and it's bad for you. Yes, they are your responsibilities, but don't raise them to be your liabilities. Where we are right now, is the result of the fine raising of our parents. Why not do the same?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Salam Pertemuan



Cantik kan? Hm, please pray that my family and I arrive there safely this mid November.

Tuhan, sampaikan salam aku pada Baitullah ya.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Aku Cuma Manusia

Kadang2, dalam hidup, tak semua selari.
Orang Jawa kata, not everything is parallel.
Mulut kata iya, tapi hati kata tidak.

Bibir aku mengucapkan yang aku redha dengan ketentuan Dia.
Tapi hati ni mempersoal, sejauh mana aku mampu bertahan?

Kadang2, iman tergelincir jugak.
Kita cuma manusia.. tapi tak lah jatuh jauh sangat.
Namun, terdetik jugak dalam hati.

Bila saat tu akan tiba? Aku akan macam ni lama?

Aku tak suka memikirkannya lama2. Aku jugak tak suka memaksa.
Tapi aku cuma manusia. Menginginkan kepastian.
Lama2, hati dah mula penat, otak mula mainkan peranan..

Tuhan itu Maha Adil.. Maha Penyayang..
Satu hari nanti, yang ditunggu pasti tiba.
Tapi aku cuma manusia. Kadang2 iman tergelincir.
Aku pastikan tak jauh aku terjatuh.

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there's a voice inside my head saying
"You'll never reach it"

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I'm not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

'Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody's gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It's all about, it's all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa

The Climb - Miley Cyrus (ke Hannah Montana? Entah merepek je)

Tiba2 lagu ni macam sedap. Tapi hati tetap tak mahu dengar apa yang lirik dia cakap.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blue Collared, Or Green Eyed?

Salam 1 Malaysia

It has been a very quite raya this time round. What happened actually? I don’t know. I expected it to be very cheerful this year, but seriously, my thought were dashed like a Boeing through the Twin Towers, the North one. My condolence to anyone who lost their loved ones on that fateful day. How I remember that day, 12th September 2001 (considering the 12 hours difference between Kuala Lumpur and New York).

Okay, moving on to a much recent event. Actually, I don’t intend to write that long today. Just to babble on something that I think is important. On the 16th of September last Wednesday, I went out to Segamat to accompany my friend for, okay that one, I can’t recall. What I do remember was that, on our way back to the campus, we were stuck on a traffic jam. Before that, I saw a patrol car which was swerving here and there passing a few other cars. I thought what kind of a copper is that?

Then we stopped right behind him. Oh ya, I saw him, he was on the phone! And to top it off, he didn’t fasten his seatbelt! I managed to take the picture of the car from behind but it didn’t actually show what he’s doing. But trust me, my four other friends and I saw it clearly. Thinking that if he’s busted, for sure I’m the one to be blamed for, well, anything lah kan. Polis.. Nak buat macam mane. Kita je lah yang salah.

You know what? I came to a conclusion that we can never rely on anyone now. Accept if you have loads of cash. The people that we thought can take care of us, the very people who vows to keep the country in peace and harmony, are stabbing us from our backs. They fine us for speeding, but their speed limit is 560mph. They scold us for running past the red light, but their three lights are green. How in the name of God do they sleep at night?

I have a friend who is a son of a copper. He’s friendly. Yes. When I walked by, he’ll shake my hand and ask me how’s life. But he also shake the life out of many friends of mine, asking them for money. Ask? Hm, I’ll prefer the word request. Violently. And he always gets away with it. Why? Don’t have to tell you folks. Now, that boy is a nobody in nowhere.

I’m not here to inflict any hatred towards those policemen, but rather to express my dissatisfaction, and I believe that many people are feeling the same way. You have to believe that everything in life will have its punishment. So, whatever you do, think before you do it. Fulfil the slogan People first, performance now.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Out Of The Blue

Selamat pagi. Dah lama rasanya aku tak menulis. Bukan apa, it's just that I don't have any topic to write on. Ada topik pun, kalau ditulis mampu membawa kepada rusuhan kaum di UiTM. Eh2, padahal UiTM penuh dengan budak Melayu except for the lecturers. Nak tulis tentang how cool Ramadan is, but simply can't because tak tau macam mana nak put it into words. But I must assure you, Ramadan kali ini adalah yang paling bermakna. Tak tau kenapa, tapi macam tu lah. Pergi masjid pun lebih redha. Kalau tak sebelum ni macam malas je.

Oh ya, aku menulis pagi ni bukan nak cerita pasal tu. Tapi lebih kepada luahan hati. someone told me, that my blog lacks a soul. Semua yang ditulis, cuma penuh dengan idea, tapi takde penghayatan. Hu3 mula2 nak jugak bantah, tapi bila fikir2 balik, memang betul jugak tau. Sebab aku segan menulis yang datang dari hati. Yang selalu keluar tertampal kat blog ni hanya apa yang terlintas di fikiran. Kalau ada pun yang dari hati, aku akan disguise benda tu so that nampak sangat formal, konon nak jadi pengajaran kat orang lain la. Ha3 Padahal nak meluahkan isi hati kat si dia.

Aku cuma seorang manusia. Penuh dengan onak duri kehidupan. Tak terlepas dari dosa, tak terkeluar dari batas norma. Apa yang orang lain rasa, aku pun rasa. So, tak heran la kan kalau aku kata, aku jatuh hati kat sorang hamba Allah ni? Ha there you go. Straight to the point. Macam Faizul cakap, aku bab lain, insyaAllah memangh sangat penyabar. Tapi bab ni, gear terlepas sikit. Memang aku kadang2, tak reti nak berselindung. God I wish I know how to stop. Kalau aku ni hensem, memang no wonder but my best compliment from any girl would be 'Eee.. comelnye..' Ha3 terasa macam Teletubies warna merah plak.

First thing yang orang akan tanya is how did I meet her. That's a good question. Sebab pertama kali aku jumpa dia, tak bertentang mata pun. Kitorang bertekak dalam cyberspace sahaja. Yela, aku baca blog dia, lepas tu follow.. Because of this one post she wrote, terus tertarik nak follow.. Baru tau recently yang rupenye dia label aku as stalker.. Sebab aku pun terus add dia kat myspace yang menjadi kegilaan ramai itu.. Kitorang betul2 jumpa, nampak semua jasad rasanya macam baru ni. Tak tau lah. Tak ingat. Tapi sumpah, never regretted that day. Hu3

Nak tahu tak, dia ni saaaaaaaangat sweet.. Mula2 text, ingatkan macam mana lah orangnya.. Takut jugak, sebab selalu text first, meet later memang akan result in a disastrous crash. Comment kat myspace, tengok cam funny je orangnye. Tapi yelah kan, myspace pernah dituduh membuat seorang teenager kat US commit suicide, so takut gak karang tetibe ada message coming in, draining the blood right out of my body. Ha3 tapi memang menipu lah tu kan.. Psychomaniac je yang bunuh diri just because of few stupid hate messages..

I don't know why, but it just is. Kitorang sangat jarang berjumpa, but i felt that dia selalu ada. Yeah, dengan teknologi terkini hasil ciptaan company bernama Nokia, kitorang sering berhubung. Text is the main medium. Nak kata 24/7 texting, tak jugak. But whenever I need a friend, she's there. Tengah marah pun boleh senyum, when she said, 'Janganlah bad mood.. X besh lah msg dgn org bad mood.. senyum cket' or yang sewaktu dengannya.. Aku ni bukannya ingat sangat semua but few things boleh diingat sampai mati. He3 Dia pemalu ouh. mula2 jumpa macam nak tutup kepala.. Ades.. tapi when you know her, dia sangat seronok..

Peribadinya sangat besh. Sebab things came out from the mouth, or written in the blog, datang straight either from the heart or brain, or both. Tertarik, sebab semuanya ikhlas. When needed, hati kita dia jaga. Tapi kalau dah masuk mood, habis kita kena sakat. Kakak cantik la, itu la ini la. Ha3 Thanks ye awak. Saya mintak doa takmau jumpe kakak yang tak berapa cantik tu. Suaranya, sangat lembut. Dia kata macam kartun, tapi entah, tak pernah pulak aku cair dengar suara kartun sebelum ni. Suara dia, hadui.. kalau tengah nak tidur tu, memang terus lelap la. Haish.. Kiutnye.. hu3

Pendirian dia sangat dihormati. Dia konsisten. Through my observation la. Apa yang dia cakap, sama dengan apa yang dia buat. If things shouldn't be said, or done, then that's that. Tak macam separuh orang, konon A, tapi sebenarnya B. Senang cakap, tak hipokrit la. He3 Wondering how many girls lain la yang ada macam dia. Susah nak cari tau. If jumpa, maybe satu per lima belas. Ha, susah la tu nak cari. Cuba baca blog dia. Mesti nak tau orangnya sebenarnya macam mana kan.. ha.. Link cari sendiri okeh.

Pendek cerita, dia memang serba serbi sangat menarik orangnya. Aku cuba untuk menepis perasaan, tapi aku cuma manusia. Apa pun dia nak fikir, apa pun dia nak decide, aku redha. Yang penting, aku dah luahkan perasaan aku kat sini. Sangat susah untuk aku open up like this, but somehow I had the courage to do so. Awak, thanks sebab buat saya tersenyum selalu. Saya selalu cakap thanks sebab tak cukup pun thanks tu. Whatever it is, tahniah sebab berjaya turunkan ego saya yang tebal menggunung ni. Ha3 Selamat menjalani baki Ramadan yang ada..

p/s; I still concentrate on my studies okeh. Don't worry.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Value Of Education






Good day. I just need to say this. We have been governing our own country for 52 years. A lot has been done to ensure that the country prosper, that includes giving education to the rakyat. Education from standard one till form five is compulsory for everyone, thus giving everyone not only chance, but the right to obtain knowledge in schools. At government funded schools, a few hundred Ringgit must be paid, but to me, it's worth it. So that kids can learn algebra, and figure out how liquid turns to gas, RM500 per year is just too cheap.

We don't have to go that far. Omega, a well known private school in JB, charges it's students RM700 per month (as of 2008) and I believe that it's increasing this year. And yet every year, thousands of new students are lining up to enrol. Yes, the parents that are sending these kids, they drove Benz, BMW and Volvos. Sometimes, I don't see parents. I see chauffeurs wearing those cool hat Hitler used to wear, sending them. But mind you, there are also kids that took buses there. Some parents work day and night, just so that their children can get into the classroom.

But why are there so many children that still can't even spell the word pelajaran? What went wrong? Why is it that we can still see five 14 year olds mingling around the shopping mall, not knowing what to do? Why is it, that when we walk along the side of KLCC at 10 am, we can see students, wearing school uniforms, laughing around like there's no tomorrow?

We laughed when we see the images above. But the fact is, those kids know nothing. Well girls are evil one is cool. Ha3 Okay back to serious, how are we going to cope the 21st century when it's filled with a bunch of adults who can't solve a simple equation such as 5x + 10 = 20! If you ask me, something needs to be done. And something needs to be done fast. I just can't bear to see the future being held by these people. That's what leads to the coming of the Dark Age. No. We will not let that happen. Till then.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Selamat Hari Kebangsaan Ke-52

52 tahun yang lepas, negara Malaysia telah mencapai kemerdekaan hasil usaha beberapa tokoh yang berjuang demi kepentingan bangsa dan negara. Pada waktu itu, penduduk Tanah Melayu bersatu padu, bekerjasama mengejar apa yang pada waktu itu dirasakan sangat mustahil. British yang pada mulanya tidak mahu melepaskan Malaya, akhirnya terpaksa akur pada desakan pemimpin Parti Perikatan.

Walaupun sudah lebih setengah abad berlalu, semangat setia dan taat kepada raja serta negara masih lagi terasa. Marilah kita sama-sama terus bersatu, tidak mengira agama mahupun bangsa, demi mengekalkan kemerdekaan negara. Pada saat globalisasi yang kian pesat, cabaran terhadap mengekalkan kedaulatan negara semakin tinggi. Janganlah ia menjadi penyebab kepada kejatuhan kita.

Selamat Hari Kebangsaan ke-52. Demi bangsa, agama, dan negara.

English

52 years ago, Malaysia gained independence as a result of the initiative by a few people who are ready to fight for the sake of their race and country. At that time, the people of Tanah Melayu worked together, hand in hand in looking for what was considered as impossible at that very moment. At first, British do not intend to let go of Malaya. In the end, they had to bow down to the persuasion made by the leaders of The Alliance.

Even though more than half a century had passed, the loyalty towards the rulers and the country is still there. Let’s work together hand in hand, disregarding the difference of religion or race, in order to maintain the country’s independence. In this point of time where globalisation is at its peak, it is very challenging to maintain the country’s sovereignty. Do not let it be a reason for our downfall.

Happy 52nd National Day. Demi bangsa, agama, dan negara.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pabila Alasan Mudah Dicari



Berita dari Abu Hurairah RA mengatakan, bahawa Rasulullah SAW bersabda: “Tidak ada solat yang lebih berat bagi orang munafik daripada solat Subuh dan ‘Isya. Dan kalaulah mereka tahu keutamaan kedua solat itu (dilaksanakan berjamaah), nescaya mereka akan datang (ke masjid), sekalipun dengan merangkak.” Sesungguhnya saya ingin menyuruh seseorang azan dan qamat, kemudian menyuruh yang lain menjadi imam solat berjamaah, kemudian aku sendiri pergi mengambil suluh (obor), lalu ku bakar orang-orang yang tidak datang solat (berjamaah).”

Dari ayat kat atas, aku teringat masa part one dulu, lecturer CTU aku ada cakap. Dia seronok tengok pak Arab sebab diorang memang sangat beratkan solat kat masjid. Bawak kereta Mini Cooper yang baru tu. And then pakai baju seluar londeh semua. Tapi bila azan, cepat2 pergi masjid. Solat berjemaah. See, orang lain, tengah2 buat kerja pun boleh berhenti solat, sebab memberatkan solat di masjid.

Orang Melayu, sangat2 rigid sebenarnya. Kalau kotor sikit pun tak boleh. Kena betul2 pasti yang tempat tu suci daripada kekotoran baru nak solat. Nak bagitau sikit okay. Kalau itulah kriteria dia, memang tak solat lah korang. Dr Kamarulzaman (lecturer CTU semasa) pernah cakap, dia pergi Beijing, solat kat airport je. Bersih sangat ke airport Beijing? Sama je rasenye dengan tempat2 lain. Tapi, tanggungjawab punya pasal, tak kesah okay.

Lepas tu, pasal kiblat. Teringat dulu nenek aku tanya aku mana arah kiblat masa kat rumah lama.

'Ala nek, sembahyang je hala mana pun. Asalkan jadi.'

Ha3 bila teringat, kelakar okay. Yela, budak2.. Mana faham ape2. Tapi sebenarnya, itulah hakikat. Sebab kalau nak mencari sampai tak sudah solat tu ha. Like my dad said, orang Melayu ni, lagi rela tak buat daripada was2. Ape nak jadi tu. Haish.. Allah tu tak kejam.. Aku percaya, kalau kita memang berusaha untuk mencari keredhaan Dia, insyaAllah Dia pun akan beri kita ganjaran yang setimpal dengan usaha.

Semalam solat Isya' dengan terawikh kat Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin (Masjid Besi). Lawa sungguh. Hu3 Design yang sangat moden. Pagi tadi solat Subuh kat Masjid Wilayah. Contrast sebab design Masjid Wilayah sangat klasik.







Pandangan kubah Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin. Allah di puncak.



Mimbar. Terukir 2 baris Surah Albaqarah di sebelah kanan dan Surah Ibrahim di kiri.




Masjid Besi mempunyai keistimewaan yang tersendiri antaranya tiada pemasangan kipas ataupun alat penyaman udara di dalamnya, sebaliknya menggunakan gas penyejuk (gas district cooling atau GDC). Selain itu, masjid ini turut menggunakan Seni Bina Jaringan Wayar (Architectual Wire Mesh) atau Anyaman Masyrabiah yang diimport dari Jerman dan China (turut dipasang pada Stadium Bernabéu di Madrid dan perpustakaan negara Perancis yang dikenali Bibliothèque nationale de France yang terletak di Paris). Pintu gerbang masuk juga menggunakan konkrit bertetulang kaca (GRC) bagi mempertingkat integriti sesebuah struktur serta kaca hablur bagi menjadikan masjid kelihatan berwarna putih dari jauh.

Apabila siap kelak, perjalanan menuju ke masjid akan meneyeberangi sebuah jejantas yang menghubungkan Dataran Putrajaya ke kawasan masjid ini yang dikenali sebagai Kiblat Walk seluas 13,639 m². Jejantas ini dihiasi dengan kolam air seolah-olah berada di kawasan kota istana purba Alhambra. Hiasan dalamannya dilatari ukiran Asma Ul Husna menggunakan tulisan kaligrafi dari jenisKhat Thuluth. Pintu utama menuju ke ruang solat utama terukir ayat suci al-Quran dari Surah Al-Israa’ ayat ke-80.

Ini ditambah lagi dengan pembinaan dinding mihrab yang diperbuat daripada panel kaca setinggi kira-kira 13 m juga diimport dari Jerman yang terukir 2 baris ayat dari Surah Al-Baqarah pada bahagian kanan dan Surah Ibrahim di sebelah kiri. Uniknya, dinding mihrab ini tidak memantulkan kesan dari pancaran sebarang cahaya atau lampu menjadikan ukiran kaligrafi ayat suci berkenaan yang berwarna keemasan itu kelihatan jelas dan seolah-olah terapung di udara. Bahagian tepi bumbungnya sepanjang 40 kaki pula mampu mengelakkan jemaah yang bersolat di luar dewan solat utama terkena tempias hujan.

[Wikipedia]


Land Of The Riches








I'm currently in the Land Of The Riches. I'm here for our annual Ramadan shopping spree. Well, it's no shopping coz I hadn't been shopping that much. Well, the spirit is not there. Ha3 But I do experience the havoc of Jalan TAR. I've never been there in my adult life. Coz I know that I'll have to deal with crowds. I hate crowds. But yesterday was quite fun. I just realised that there still are stores that's only a few centimetres wide. Haish.. Dah biasa dengan Pavilion.. Ha3




Coloseum. First cinema. I think.







This is the only picture that I managed to capture at night. Sory awak. He3 Lawa jugak kan?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Knot That We're Tied On

Hello. I have been doing some reading on something but now I've forgotten about it. It's supposed to be about entrepeneurship, ha now I remember. Then I stumble upon something that I had never ever thought that I would know about. Which is about the spreading of H1N1 virus. Okay, they (in that article) said that this virus is somehow made by some Israeli psycho scientists, and then they had developed their own vaccines for the virus, and then it was spread so that the whole world would be in total chaos. Next, when everyone is in total darkness, they will come and distribute the vaccine, but it comes with a cost.

If you ask me, I would say that that is a Spielberg material. Or maybe King's. Well, at this point of time, I am very sorry to say but it is not the moment to point fingers on who is there to blame. I mean, we're shouting here and there, accusing everyone but at the same time, nothing was done to cure it. God, there must be something wrong with us. You should at least remedy the situation first, and then investigate, who is the culprit. What's really happening now is that it's a reverse action altogether, making it hard to find the cure.

One more thing that I heard is that at some point, it seems that everybody in the world is trying to eliminate Islam from the face of Earth. Come on, you're giving these people too much credit. I mean, the holy water was used in a bottle called *****? I tell you, in Islam, we do not believe in anything holy rather than what Allah had stated in the Quran. Other than that, it's just a normal thing. If you believe that holy water is somehow 'holy', then you should recheck your knowledge on Islam. To me, some people has something better to do rather than exercising ethnic cleansing.

Ha, don't you think that's it ridiculous that half the population of the world is turning against us? Okay maybe the extremes, but everyone wants to go on with their normal lives too. Many would go on and just forget about the differences, and work on the similarities. If only loads of us are having this kind of mentality, the world can be a better place. Cewah, macam la idea aku ni bagus sangat eak? Ha3 But seriously, I hoped that one day, these things would go away, but I don't think that day would ever come.

Oh ya, have you ever watched The Arrival? Yes, I've watched it. And yes, I think that it's ridiculous. I know that the end is near, but to have 30 episodes just to warn people that it's near, and to have all the the resources on that particular subject, in all the 30 episodes, I think he's crazy. He is somehow obsessed with the judgement day. Yes, we are required to prepare for it, and we need to think about death 70 times a day, but we need to live. That's why Islam has muamalat, munakahat, jenayat, and such.

Therefore, what I'm trying to say is that keep on living no matter what people say. Life is too short to care if people criticise you. But constructive comments are important too, mind you. Be smart in using your resources, and analysing situations. Like I've said a million times before, Islam is never rigid. It's not changing, but it's adapting to the current globalisation. Till then!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Past And Present



Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj







Tun Abdul Razak Hussein







Tun Hussein Onn







Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad







Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi







Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak




Thank you for leading the country. Your contributions are honoured by Malaysians.

Let's Read The Quran

This has been my favourite verse in the Quran. It never ceased to silenced me whenever I heard anyone reading it.


فَبِأَيِّ آلاۤءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ

So which of your Lord's favours, graces, will you deny?

[Surah Ar Rahman]

Verse 13

The word تُكَذِّبَانِ appears 31 times, stressing that we need to actually sit back and realise that God's grace is just too huge to be put aside. We as a human being, His, should be thankful of whatever we got, disregarding how we got it. As always, be prepared for whatever will happen because life is just too short. Life itself is a gift. So cherish it. Be thankful. Till next time.

Let's Read The Quran

The campaign is not only for Muslims, but also for our brothers and sisters who are Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and those who believe in God and a proper way of doing things – come join us and share your ideas! You can join this campaign even if you are an atheist!

The goal of this campaign is to encourage people to read the Quran in the language they understand best and find in it areas of common value for our day to day living.

What is the Campaign all about?

Read the Quran in the language that you are familiar with.

When will the campaign start and end?

August 22nd to September 21st (Hari Raya Aidil Fitri)

Where?

Participating blogs in the blogosphere.

Why?


So more people know what the Quran says and what the Quran does not say and to match its relevance to our daily lives.

Who?

Anyone who wants to – the more the merrier! If you have a Blog, Facebook, etc do please carry the logo/icon.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Selamat Menyambut Ramadhan 1930 Hijriah. Semoga Ramadhan kali ini penuh bermakna kepada kita semua. God bless.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Walking Down Memory Lane















These are the surviving pictures that I've found inside my pendrive. I hate taking pictures. But somehow that trip was meaningful, so what the heck right? The first one was taken shortly before we were lost at the very heart of Gold Coast. Second one, can't recall. Probably at some pineapple plantation farm. He3 Like I said, I miss you guys.

Of Kucing, Ayam And Itik.

Pada suatu hari, Ayam berjumpa dengan Itik untuk mengadu tentang rakannya, Kucing. Kucing telah melukakan hati Ayam dengan berkata bahawa dia tidak sudi berkawan dengan Ayam lagi. Katanya, Ayam mempunyai agenda yang tersendiri untuk berkawan dengan Kucing.

Itik bertanya dengan Ayam, mengapakah Ayam masih tersenyum dengan si Kucing, walaupun dia pada hari sebelumnya telah melukai hati si Ayam. Ayam menjawab, Kucing itu ialah kawannya. Walaupun dia telah melakukan sesuatu yang tidak disenangi Ayam, ikatan persahabatan lebih erat dari segala apa yang terdapat di dunia ini, selain kekeluargaan.

Itik bertanya lagi, jika begitu mengapakah Ayam bersedih dengan apa yang Kucing lakukan walaupun Kucing hanya menyerkap jarang? Ayam menjawab, Kucing berhak untuk berfikir begitu. Tetapi hakikat bahawa persahabatan Ayam itu dipersoal membuatkan Ayam terfikir sebentar.

Sehingga kini, Kucing dan Ayam bersahabat baik. Lebih baik dari yang seterusnya kerana keduanya memahami bahawa nilai persahabatan lebih tinggi dari segala yang lain. Sekiranya ada yang mahu memisahkan, Ayam dan Kucing pasti, mereka akan tetap bersahabat. Tiada agenda di belakang. Kerana mereka tahu, ketidakjujuran tidak membawa ke mana.

Understand? ;) To all my friends, cheers. Thanks yeah!!! Love you guys.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

When Everything Falls Apart


Good day. I had the idea of this upon reading an entry written by my friend. A teenager's life is more than anyone had ever expected. There comes peer pressure, hopes from parents, schoolwork pressure, and one of the most famous among us, love. Ha.. By reading this, some of us may remember their girlfriends or boyfriends, some of us may be sad of recent rejections, some may feel uneasy, and some may just say 'eleh, nak buat ape bercinta? Tengah belajar lagi..'

Going back to the main picture. This is the phase of life which you aimed for the stars. Yes my friends. Aim for the star! So that if you missed, you will land on the moon. Or is it the other way? Ha whatever it is, I always am cautious about what to expect. Well we should know where we stand right? That's what I've always thought lah. But many would never stop expecting me to be the best, to achieve something that I myself am unsure of. All that we can do whenever this happens is to do the best.

But many would squeeze off their brains, just to make sure that they meet the expectations of others. Why should we? If you can't do it, then stop. Don't make it too hard for yourself. The best you can do is to do the best. Ha3 But seriously, my best is this far. I have no idea on what to talk about anymore. So, I leave it to you to think about it. Oh ya, I found this picture just now. I miss you guys!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Married Again?

Selamat malam. waktu ni, dah ramai orang dengar tentang perkhwinan Ustaz Akhil Hayy dengan Waheeda. Yeah. Sebelum ini kita dapat mendengar tentang perceraian dia dengan isterinya. Ha3 now, fans of the famous Akhil Hayy, please see that he is just a normal human being. Worse than that, he's a hypocrite. Mengutuk orang sana sini, perangai sendiri tak betul. I won't write about this any longer, but trust me, my hatred towards the guy has built up even stronger. I give it to you to decide on what to believe, and who to believe.

Foreseen But Done Nothing

Good day. I am just tired of hearing people saying that they're sick, and having flu. The thing is, nothing was done to prevent nor to cure the pandemic. Yes, WHO, the governments, and many NGO'S had been struggling to curb this problem, but the people themselves are too oblivious to the fact that they should be staying home, relax, clean up, and stay away from crowded places. I've been to fewer malls for the past few weeks, but it clearly shows that Malaysians are ignorants.

Less than 5% wore mask. People are coughing here and there, sick faces are everywhere, and worse, students lingering around, without knowing what to do. This is not the time to play around. To date, more than 60 people had died because of this flu. Heavens, don't you think that it's a waste to die just because of a new disease. Huh? If you think it's cool, then be my guest.

I'm not here writing to lecture but I'm just giving my best advice. Looking into the situation, I see that this is far from over. H1N1 is going to be in the papers for quite a while. It's just that maybe, some governments will try their best to maintain order by keeping the records to themsleves. In my opinion, the people have the right to know what's going on. Whatever happens, fact comes first.

Please, when you have the simptoms, stay away from the crowds. Because you might infect others. Or better yet, in sickness or in health, stay at home for a while. For the first time since it's first outbreak, I'm admitting that H1N1 is a serious problem, far worse than HIV. Therefore, do your best to prevent it from catching you. And if you got it, please, stay away from me. =)

Oh ya, did you notice that recently, many famous people had died? The first that started this was Ed McMahon, then it's Farah Fawcett, followed by Michael Jackson, and others. The most recent was Yasmin Ahmad, and Ustaz Asri of Rabbani. Ha, it's a black parade if you ask me. But maybe it's just because we are getting older, and loads of the people that we know are getting farther from us. I pray for your health.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

What's In A Name?

It's always a joy when Allah blesses you with a child. Children bring happiness and joy, but also trials and great responsibilities. One of the very first duties you have toward your new child, besides physical care and love, is to give your child a name that carries honor and Islamic meaning behind it.

It is reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "On the Day of Resurrection, you will be called by your names and by your fathers' names, so give yourselves good names." (Hadith Abu Dawud)

Remember, just because a name stems from a certain language or culture, doesn't mean that it has a good Islamic meaning. Several of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) changed their own Arabic names, because the meanings of their names connoted wickedness.

For example, someone named Harb ("war") had his name changed to Silm ("peace"), and one named Al-Munba'ith ("one who lies") became Al-Mudtaji' ("one who stands up," i.e. for the truth).


I've checked mine. This is what I got.

S - Suci

U - Untung

F - Fleksibel

E - Emosional

E - Egoistik

How do these websites know everything?? Heh.

A Week Of Dullness

Good day. I am so sorry for neglecting this blog for quite a long time. Yeah, considering I used to write at least once a day, not writing for a week made me go nuts. Good Lord you should see me when I'm not writing. Shivering, my head was never right. Ha3 Okay2 enough nonsense. Actually I can't have an access to my own notebook as I forgot my own password. Tu lah, gatal tukar password sambil tergelak and then lupa. In the name of God, I am so pissed off with my memory. I can memorise the whole of Wonderpets theme song, but I forgot my own password. How is that?

Baiklah. Perlu aku rasa untuk aku berhenti mengeluh dengan kesalahan aku sendiri. Ada yang cuba hendak menenangkan aku dengan berkata bahawa setiap manusia tidak boleh lari dari dua perkara, iaitu lupa, dan mati. Eh yeke? Ke mati dan tua, ataupun dosa dan mati? Entahlah, tapi yang penting lupa tetap ada, dan mati itu pasti. Well, but I kept on thinking, why oh why that during this week, so many things had happened that I can't even remember what I've forgotten.

Yesterday, I managed to get out of class the minute they told us that Dr. Kamarulzaman is not going to attend the lecture. It's not that I hate going to class, but I just need to focus on the next important thing, which is Finance test. Urgh, do you know how frustrating it is to read, and read, and read again but it's just not going to stick on your head? Compare it with burning your skin with a mere lighter, yeah it's almost the same.

Then I went back straight to my room. I reread the formula, remember the concepts, and read the theories. Then I went flat. Ha3 after how many minutes of studying Fin262, can you imagine that? I close my eyes for a while. Suddenly I heard the azan. Have you heard the ones from Mecca? Yeah, that's what I heard. Exactly. How wonderful it is to listen to someone who's calling you to the mosque? I can't help but running to the source of that sound.

Sampai je kat sana, terus masuk (tadi kat kolej dah amik wudhu') and berdiri betul2 depan mimbar. Okay maybe a few rows back but it's in line with the khatib. I can see the director, deputy director, the YDP for MPP, and whoever matters lah. Semua mendengar dengan khusyuk. Actually, when you're in the mosque, you'll discover this inner peace which you can never actually look for it elsewhere. So, when in there, supposingly everyone should keep quite lah kan. But ada jugak yang tenang sangat sampai tertutup mata ha.

Well, the thing is, you should be prepared when you're going to the mosque. Because that's where you're going to contact Him. He's looking forward to hear you speak to Him, but you went there half-heartedly. Even in relationships, that's a sign where your partner will either slap you or leave you just like that. Inside the place, keep quite, and talk only about the stuff that's needed to be discussed about. You're inside the house of God. Might as well go on and read the Quran or something.

Haih, I really don't have the topic to talk about. But I do know that I need to think fast because the longer I'm like this, the lamer I'll get. Oh ya, I've been smiling all over the week. Thank you for replying my text yeah! =) Janji nanti belanja awak gula2 and eskem.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Morning Rasulullah Went Away

Pagi itu, walaupun langit telah mulai menguning, burung-burung gurun enggan mengepakkan sayap. Pagi itu, Rasulullah dengan suara terbatas memberikan kutbah, “Wahai umatku, kita semua ada dalam kekuasaan Allah dan cinta kasih-Nya. Maka taati dan bertakwalah kepada-Nya. Ku wariskan dua perkara pada kalian, Al-Qur’an dan sunnahku. Barang siapa mencintai sunnahku, bererti mencintai aku dan kelak orang-orang yang mencintaiku, akan masuk syurga bersama-sama aku.” Khutbah singkat itu diakhiri dengan pandangan mata Rasulullah yang tenang dan penuh minat menatap sahabatnya satu persatu.

Abu Bakar menatap mata itu dengan berkaca-kaca, Umar adanya naik turun menahan nafas dan tangisnya. Usman menghela nafas panjang dan Ali menundukkan kepalanya dalam-dalam. Isyarat itu telah datang, saatnya sudah tiba. “Rasulullah akan meninggalkan kita semua,” keluh hati semua sahabat kala itu. Manusia tercinta itu, hampir selesai menunaikan tugasnya di dunia. Tanda-tanda itu semakin kuat, tatkala Ali dan Fadhal dengan cergas menangkap Rasulullah yang berkeadaan lemah dan goyah ketika turun dari mimbar. Disaat itu, kalau mampu, seluruh sahabat yang hadir di sana pasti akan menahan detik-detik berlalu.

Matahari kian tinggi, tapi pintu rumah Rasulullah masih tertutup. Sedang di dalamnya, Rasulullah sedang terbaring lemah dengan keningnya yang berkeringat dan membasahi pelepah kurma yang menjadi alas tidurnya. Tiba-tiba dari luar pintu terdengar seorang yang berseru mengucapkan salam. “Bolehkah saya masuk?” tanyanya. Tapi Fatimah tidak mengizinkannya masuk, “Maafkanlah, ayahku sedang demam,” kata Fatimah yang membalikkan badan dan menutup pintu. Kemudian ia kembali menemani ayahnya yang ternyata sudah membuka mata dan bertanya pada Fatimah, “Siapakah itu wahai anakku?” “Tak tahulah ayahku, orang sepertinya baru sekali ini aku melihatnya,” tutur Fatimah lembut. Lalu, Rasulullah menatap puterinya itu dengan pandangan yang menggetarkan. Seolah-olah bahagian demi bahagian wajah anaknya itu hendak dikenang. “Ketahuilah, dialah yang menghapuskan kenikmatan sementara, dialah yang memisahkan pertemuan di dunia. Dialah malakul maut,” kata Rasulullah, Fatimah pun menahan ledakkan tangisnya. Malaikat maut datang menghampiri, tapi Rasulullah menanyakan kenapa Jibril tidak ikut sama menyertainya. Kemudian dipanggilah Jibril yang sebelumnya sudah bersiap di atas langit dunia menyambut ruh kekasih Allah dan penghulu dunia ini. “Jibril, jelaskan apa hakku nanti di hadapan Allah?” Tanya Rasululllah dengan suara yang amat lemah. “Pintu-pintu langit telah terbuka, para malaikat telah menanti ruhmu. Semua syurga terbuka lebar menanti kedatanganmu,” kata Jibril. Tapi itu ternyata tidak membuatkan Rasulullah lega, matanya masih penuh kecemasan. “Engkau tidak senang mendengar khabar ini?” Tanya Jibril lagi. “Khabarkan kepadaku bagaimana nasib umatku kelak?” “Jangan khawatir, wahai Rasul Allah, aku pernah mendengar Allah berfirman kepadaku: ‘Ku haramkan syurga bagi siapa saja, kecuali umat Muhammad telah berada di dalamnya,” kata Jibril.

Detik-detik semakin dekat, saatnya Izrail melakukan tugas. Perlahan ruh Rasulullah ditarik. Nampak seluruh tubuh Rasulullah bersimbah peluh, urat-urat lehernya menegang. “Jibril, betapa sakit sakaratul maut ini.” Perlahan Rasulullah mengaduh. Fatimah terpejam, Ali yang disampingnya menunduk semakin dalam dan Jibril memalingkan muka. “Jijikkah kau melihatku, hingga kau palingkan wajahmu Jibril?” Tanya Rasulullah pada Malaikat pengantar wahyu itu. “Siapakah yang sanggup, melihat kekasih Allah direnggut ajal,” kata Jibril. Sebentar kemudian terdengar Rasulullah memekik, kerana sakit yang tidak tertahankan lagi. “Ya Allah, dahsyat nian maut ini, timpakan saja semua siksa maut ini kepadaku, jangan pada umatku. “Badan Rasulullah mulai dingin, kaki dan dadanya sudah tidak bergerak lagi. Bibirnya bergetar seakan hendak membisikkan sesuatu, Ali segera mendekatkan telinganya “Uushiikum bis shalati, wa maa malakat aimanuku”, peliharalah shalat dan peliharalah orang-orang lemah di antaramu.” Di luar pintu tangis mulai terdengar bersahutan, sahabat saling berpelukan. Fatimah menutupkan tangan di wajahnya, dan Ali kembali mendekatkan telinganya ke bibir Rasulullah yang mulai kebiruan.”Ummatii, ummatii, ummatii”

Saturday, August 8, 2009

How Old Are You, Sir?

Good day. Have you ever heard that age is just an illusion. Oh you don't know how true it is. They said, judging by my height, I should be 15. By my image, I should be 21. And by my words, they thought I was dead. See, I'm not yet 19. But what the heck? I've seen many things, travelled a lot of places, and spoken a lot of words. I hoped that what I've done are worthwhile. Well, to me, it was. But there are stuff that I thought were inappropriate but still, it's part of life. There are goods and bads. Yin and yang. It's the best couple I've seen, these two.

I watched a movie, Jack, just now. It told a story an extraordinary kid. What on Earth made him such a spectacular boy? He grows up. 4 times faster than a normal kid should. You know how frustrating that is? Kids will wish that they grow up fast, so that they can do what grownups do. But Jack, he wish his body clock works slower. When he's 5, he looks like 20, and by the time he graduated from high school, his body is 68. I love the fact that he's young inside, though his body is actually old. That's why Jack was played by Robin Williams.

See, why is this movie so touching? It's because it shows how an adult can really think, and act like a child. His age doesn't even matter, and his physical being is way out of the question. The moment he steps into the public shool, everyone was so freaked out because, yeah, he's old. But what is old anyway? His brain is telling him to jump and run, but his heart is telling him he'd drop dead if he does so.

I liked his valedictory speech.

'Most people, after completing this phase of life, would freak out. They will ask "What would I do next?" If you are one of this people, look at me..'

I've no words to say these past few days. But I know, I've never felt this way before. It's a mixed feeling. I'm afraid, happy, confused, and hopeful all in one. But I didn't see sadness. Thank God. I need that to lift up my CGPA. Ha3

Imbalanced Scale

What is the meaning of justice? This is what my CTU lecturer, Dr Kamarulzaman Sulaiman, told us this morning.

'Justice is simple. It's like, when you have two kids, one is a boy and the other is a girl. What is justice? You bought the boy a songkok and the girl a scarf. Even though today's scarf is worth RM 200, and a songkok at it's highest peak only at RM 100, you can't simply give both of them a scarf each, or a songkok each. If the latter is done, it's not justice, it's stupid.'

I leave that to you for further thinking session. You know who I am, so you know to which topic am I actually referring to. But this example actually applies to any other situation.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Like A Piece Of Glass

The kid I told you about in the last two post, remember him? The one that was in critical condition. He passed away today. To the family, I'm sorry for the lost. To all, I hope that this is a lesson to many. Life is so fragile, and death is so sudden. Be prepared for whatever may come.

Al Fatihah

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I See Dark Clouds

What did they get after today's demonstration against/for the ISA? Nothing. I can guess from a mile away. They have shamed the country. I saw on the CNN about it. Though it's only a 30 seconds news, they showed how some Malaysians act like apes, protesting against something they're not even sure about. Why did I say that? Because they didn't read the news! It's about to be mended! Or if the news are not true, or the government might lie, wait until you're sure they are! Come one.. When will you use your common sense?

I don't mind you're standing up for what you believe. But do it at an appropriate place please. They invented road, tarmac so that we can drive on it. They invented mosque so that we can pray in it. They invented LRT Stations so that we can wait and board the LRT for heavens sake. But no.. these brilliant geniuses use them for demonstration purposes. We somehow depict that Malaysian are people who will shout if they disagree, throw stones when their desires at not met up with. Shame on you. Shame on you.

You know what they called Malaysia? A third-world country. We are supposed to be a developing country. I was quite mad when they labelled us with that but in a way, they're right. We have first-class facilities, and yet our thinking are still three levels below par. How embarrasing. Too many efforts have been put to raise Malaysia but it's the people themselves who are not appreciative enough. Come on people. Is this who we are? Is this the path that we're choosing for our own country?

We need to sit back, and see what is actually happening around us. Where are we going, as a nation. Forward? Definitely not. How can we when we demonstrate on the streets, shouting whenever we disagree on something? I was born during the zenith of Malaysian development, and I'm not out of my teenage life yet, and it's about to fade away. People, wake up!! We need to think back, what's good and what's not for the country. Do not just follow anyone, just because he/she seems energetic. Do what's right, and for the first time, use your brain, to decide. Allah is up there watching.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Blessing In Disguise

Good day.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Diriwayatkan dari Abu Hurairah r.a bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda, "Untuk setiap musibah, penyakit, keresahan, kesedihan, atau kesakitan yang menimpa seorang Muslim, hatta luka yang disebabkan tertusuk duri, Allah akan menghapuskan dosa-dosanya."

Diriwayatkan juga dari Abu Hurairah r.a bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda, "Apabila Allah menghendaki kebaikan ke atas seseorang, Dia akan mengujinya dengan kesulitan."

Suhaib bin Sinan r.a meriwayatkan bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda, "Betapa ajaibnya seorang Mukmin! Kebaikan itu sentiasa bersamanya, tetapi ianya tidak berlaku pada orang lain kecuali kepada seorang Mukmin. Apabila ia mendapat kebaikan, ia bersyukur kepada Allah dan memperoleh ganjaran, dan apabila ia ditimpa musibah, ia menahannya dengan penuh sabar lalu ia (juga) akan memperoleh ganjarannya.

See, the moral is, be patient with what Allah gives you. Because it is His way of forgiving us for our past mistakes. Somehow, it gives us hope when you read these. Imagine, these are only three materials. There's a whole book called Al Quran and another called As Sunnah to read. I'd ask you to read but I myself forgot to read them myself. Therefore, marilah kita ingat mengingat okayh! Till next time..

p/s; I don't have the english version for the hadith. Sorry. BM pun jadilah yeah. =)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Praise The Lord For This Child

Good day. I've just heard from my mum that a student from my former school (TiJB) is currently in critical condition. He had a fructured liver or something as an effect of an accident that occured yesterday. His physical being seemed fine, but internally he's screwed. I was actually about to feel sad for this kid but then I heard the next info. He used his friend's bike to go to Uda or somewhere. He's riding without a license. See the connection? No license - riding bike - sharp corner - liver fracture.

Kids nowadays, they don't understand why we (ceh macam dah jadi bapak orang) don't allow them to do stuff. They thought that we're barring them from exercising their rights. They thought that we don't understand their young spirit, their youthful enthusiasm. They forgot that everyone experience youth, experience childhood and teenage life. That is why we discourage them from doing all those stunts, getting all those scars.

But no. These kids, especially the ones after 1995, go on a rebel. Run away from home, shout at the parents, stay locked up inside the room sampai orang semua ingat dah mati agaknye budak ni. These are all stupid stuff. Because parents don't have the energy to argue with the kids, they just let them do what they want to do. This way, they save energy by shutting up, and they'll be awarded Nickelodeon's Coolest Parent Of The Year. Sweet huh?

The problem is, kids don't have developed brains. So, their actions are done solely by referring to their heart. If it says jump off a cliff, the mind would say 'Hell yeah!'. What happens next? Accidents, death, or even worse, lifelong disability. Yes, part of learning process is through experience but will you take the chance of having your kid lying on the ground, breathing his last breath just because you want them to learn how to ride a bike?

In China, there is a school that they named 'Walking School' that are established for one reason. To reeducate troubled children. These kids, they're rude, insolent (okay redundant definition) don't respect they're parents, suicidal, and all the things that can't imagine, they have it. While in the Brat Camp, they're forced to walk all over China, spanning almost a thousand kilometers. They learn history, geography, and whatever they can throughout the journey. In the end, they appreciate what they have, which is their family.

Do you want that in Malaysia? I don't think we can. Because we're still practising the concept of honouring the child as God's gift. Yes, they are. But Rasulullah said if they don't perform solat when they're 7, cane them. Punishment is vital when the child is uncontrollable. Strictness is important so that they know we're serious when we are. But janganlah gila nak suruh amik air segelas pun pegi bantai budak tu.. Things done must have reasons and objective.. Bukan ikut perasaan..

Come to think of it, I do feel sad for the kid. I mean, if he died, or maybe having permanent disabilities, his life would end just like that, at a very young age. But let this be a lesson to all of us. Whatever given to the kids, are privileges, not rights. They must know the limit, and they must know the reason we discourage them from doing the things their youthful spirit want to do. Allah is up there watching. Judgement day is not that far away mind you.