2008 ends beautifully.
My best friend engaged with her knight in shining armor & cheerful Choco Fountain safely deliver a beautiful baby girl.
Hopefully, with all these beautiful things around me, 2009 promise me a wonderful years ahead.
Resolution? Never believe in New Year Resolution because I always believe, the best time to change is NOW.
Happy Holiday. Have a wonderful journey ahead.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
2008 ends beautifully.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The gang meet again, this time at Bubba Gump, The Curve.
Thanks to Mr. Sponsor & his lovely wife. The dinner was great, and I believe everybody had a great fun. :)
To Choco Fountain and husband (not to forget 3+1 beautiful kids), thanks for coordinating, transporting and entertaining us with the 'Perfume'.
And to D3mon|c & 'lovely wife' to be, hang out with you spells "FUN".
And me? Enjoying every beautiful second of my life with all these lovely people around me. Life is a bless to be cherished.
The foods? YUMMY...
The satisfied faces? Tak sempat nak amik gambar as I were also contempt in kekenyangan.
P/S: Bubba Gump is as Forrest Gump. Thus the concept is actually "Forrest Gump". We kindda eager waiting for the quiz (while waiting the order to arrive, usually they will give us quiz, regarding the movie) but maybe due to the heavy traffic, there were no quiz :( (as if kalau ada, bole jawab pun kan???)
Ok, my quiz... Sila sambung ayat di bawah...
Mamma says's stupid is as ......
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The project returns, with bigger hope and bigger aspiration.
For details, please visit this site.
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].
Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.
Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.
This has been my life; I found it worth living.
Beautifully written by : Bertrand Russel
Picture credit: DeviantArt
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Selamat Hari Raya Qurban.
Kepada sesiapa yang berkorban, semoga amal ibadah diberkati... Insya-Allah.
Bagi yang belum lagi, let's embrace the spirit of Qurban.
For those yang berkorban untuk company terchenta, God bless... :p (Specially dedicated to Tenno and D3mon|c)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Bukan 1, bukan 2, tapi 3 buku Pramoedya. Though it is not The Mute Soliloqui, but I'm not complaining :p
It is a pleasant surprise to see the parcel I received not in a box (since I'm expecting delivery from supplier as well). So, straight away tersengih2 sebab dah tau what I'll be having!
Even better when I realize I receive not just 1, or 2, but 3 Pramoedya. Woohoo... And when Ibu Adam come back from Singapore, it will add up to 4 books to gobble.
Special thanks untuk Encik Famil (in fact thanks sgt2), for spending some times to search for the books (though the toko buku sebesar ATM kiosk, is it?). Couldn't say anything more... SUKE... :)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I might be conservative in a way, but yea... guess a lil bit liberal...
I just can't understand how they can haramize the Yoga but, they couldn't arrest AYAH PIN which for me clearly deviate from the teaching.
Yoga is basically a form of exercise, like chi qong, tai chi (to name a few). It always when the practitioner want to climb the higher spirit of it, they start to recite weird chanting, mantra, and stuff like that. There are many muslim out there practicing Yoga, neglecting the chanting. Does this makes Yoga haram?
Even silat have the mandi bunga, mandi minyak rituals and all sort of doubtness. Why it is not been HARAMIZED? Not to include "Pendamping" and stuff.
Prevention is better that cure. True. But, instead banning/ haraming the exercise, why not implementing other measures (FIRST, before implementing the haramization) that feed the same purpose like;
1. Educate people about AqidahOn point no. 1 and 2, I bet many don't understand the secret behind every posture during Solah. Solah, is also a source of exercise. Every step lies spiritual and physical meaning (some of the yoga posture, macam posture solah).
2. Educate people about Solah
3. Create new stylish exercise (well, we like to be in trend :p)
4. Or prepare muslim yoga / exercise center (without mantra / chanting)
This kind of information should be shared so that everybody would perform the 5 times prayers plus the sunnah with spiritual and scientific understanding. Kalau tak, tak kan la kite jumpe ramai yang puasa tapi tak sembahyang. why? simply sebab puasa bole kurus... lol
Bukan la pulak nak mengajak orang sembahyang untuk exercise sahaja, but not everybody see things from the same point of view. sometimes, we could not agree even in one small minor thing. So, mulakan dengan yang mudah, lama kelamaan, dedahkan kepada yang lebih dalam.
It just my 2 cent. maybe 50 cent. I like yoga, as much i like tai chi and chi qong. this haramization is quite shocking since banyak lagi mende perlu diharamkan.
1. Give alternative version of yoga, says Perlis Mufti
2. Hope the haramization process, goes parallel with the process of enhancing Muslim awareness about Aqidah. Once we all understand the same baseline, then the implementation of haramization will give effect.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tittle: Saya Terbakar Amarah Sendirian
By: Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Andre Vltchek, and Rossie Indira
Special review for FJ.
For those been reading Pak Pram's book, there is nothing new in this tittle. It is more like a recap for his previous works, narrated in form of discussion by Pak Pram, Andre Vltchek, and Rossie Indira.
It just a bit of here and there of his general thinking about KUDETA 1965, pembentukan & kemusnahan budaya di Indonesia, a lil bit bout regim Soeharto, how Soekarno dijatuhkan... And of coz, future.
Nothing much elaborated in details bout his idea, unlike his other books. But then,for beginners like me, this book is sufficient to help me to have general idea bout who he was and what he was thinking.
I think whatever happened in our country now, is a slight repetation of what happened in Indo in the year 1965. Maybe tak seteruk itu, but the plot is pretty much the same.
P/S: IRIAN - Ini Republik Indonesia Anti Netherland
Jawanisme = fasisme Jawa
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Selepas kejayaan hebat Ayat Ayat Cinta (sebuah novel cinta islamik), kini gedung buku dilambakkan dengan buku buku yang membawa genre yang sama.
If it is only its genre, it may be accepted. But what if they even copy / alter a bit the concept, the cover page, even the titles are almost the same.
These are the titles:
1. Kasidah Kasidah CintaThese are the cover page (Note: All are women with hijab. It is good, but stop the exploitation dooh...):
2. Surah Surah Rindu
3. Zikir Zikir Cinta
Oh come on, Encik Producer, people won't read the same thing over and over again. It's like "HELLO???"
Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
It was really a mental torture to browse all these in less than 1 hour...
Fine... better an hour than never kan...
At last manage to get a copy of Pramoedya.
And Dilema Melayu (not too late to study this I think).
And Islam, The Misunderstood Religion.
Bet there will be next visit. Thanks Chowrasta!
P/S: Mekasih ya because sudi nunggu gwe depan kantor pak polisi.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Start to understand why FRIENDS NOT EQUAL TO MATES.
There are no such thing as office friends, dorm friends, class friends ... They are all mates. Mates stand in its own class, serve it purposes and there it ends.
Unlike friendship, mates expect less, less responsibility, less sensitivity, less headache.
Many learn from this, and put barriers in their friendship so that they become mates.
I refuse to learn.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Masa jalan-jalan kat pasar tani, spotted this...
Kek Cub = Kek anak beruang?
Kapkek, atau kek cawan, atau kek mini sounds Malaysian for me... wink wink
Exchange dishes with my aunties. Saje letak daun pisang bagi nampak klasik. but the pink tray and ketupat instant cliche betul... (ketupat daun kelapa untuk kegunaan dalaman sahaja).
Open house at Shahnaz's. Some of them, I know since standard 1.
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -
Manage to try ketupat inti kacang. At last, after craving and confusing reading bout it somewhere. Now I know it meant for ketupat pulut, not ketupat nasi. Dooh...
Monday, October 6, 2008
Was driving from kampung with my mom and fav nephew. Borak2 with mummy pasal kereta. Kereta tercalar sket, how it happened, how sad it scratched.
Suddenly, a small and low voice from the back seat "Sayang diri Mak Usu dulu baru sayang kereta".
Tih tih tih... aku terkasima.
He is so good in conveying such wisdom to me, in his sincere and childish way. Thanks dear.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Al-Fatihah untuk Allahyarham Ali bin Aminah, the cutest grandpa on earth.
Remember when I said go and visit the elders when they are still healthy and strong? Because, whenever you go and visit them when they no longer can express a word, not even a single breath, you only feel lost and regret.
Regret for the love hardly shown.Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. (Sydney J. Harris)
Regret for the kindness rarely shared.
Regret for the sweet words vaguely uttered.
Thus, appreciate your loved one while they are here, in the same dimension with us. Never be too stingy to share your affectionate for someone you care. This is a community service messages.
For those who send me encouraging notes n sms, thanks a lot. Really appreciate it. :)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Is hari raya is about kuih raya? or baju raya? lagu raya? mercun? at least sekarang dah takde kad raya...
I'm tired answering questions such;
"Dah beli baju raya?"
"Buat kuih ape tahun ni?"
as well as keep listening to hari raya song everyday. Cliche.
Hari raya is the day we celebrating the victory against our nafs. Just imagine, after all the effort to control our desire during the holy month of Ramadhan (no eating, no drinking, no mengumpating, no here no there), we spent like hell for one day occasion? Is that what our religion teach us??? Na.... I don't think so.
During the hari raya, we are advised to wear CLEAN and BEAUTIFUL cloth. Fine if you want to have new cloth for hari raya, but to have it like 3, 4, 5 pasang... hehehe... just a nice U-turn to our old habit after it was nicely refined during Ramadhan.
It just my 2 cents. The spirit of hari raya is more than all the above. It is about love, forgiveness, sharing and togetherness...
And Selamat Menghayati the True Meaning of Hari Raya...
Maaf Zahir Batin
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Love these bamboo trees... Cantik sangat... (at office a.k.a rumah contoh die)
The villas under construction...
It suppose to turn to something like this later...Well, even though location tak strategik langsung (next to ladang 'u know what' & the west coast pantai not as nice as the east coast pantai), but the idea of rumah atas air, tepi pantai sungguh la menenangkan perasaan.
Tetiba teringat cerita 'Il Mare'.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Abdullah, Najib swap portfolios
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced he would be handing over the Finance Ministry portfolio to his deputy. In a direct swap, Abdullah would take over the Defence Ministry from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister announced this at a press conference Wednesday.
The swap of duties is to take effect immediately.
The move is part of the agreed transition plan which both Abdullah and Najib reaffirmed on Wednesday.
In July, Abdullah and Najib agreed to the transition plan for the Prime Minister to hand over power to him in 2010. The plan was endorsed by the party supreme council later.
What good it brings???
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
It was awesome!!!
Went home last week. Not knowing that my other siblings will be home as well.
1. Juicy and tender daging batang pinang yang dipanggang. Minimal marinate brings out the natural taste of the meat. Salutation to Abg Zul for the nicely grilled daging batang pinang.
2. All time favorite caramel pudding. Spek, nanti ko balik sini, baru buat puding ni eh... Nanti jadi nasi lemak lagi. :p Anyway, Kak Long mmg selalu ingat ko kalau buat pudding ni.
3. Erm... Ketam masak lemak... Not actually my fav.
4. And home made karipap. Kentang and daging. Bukan fully kentang or keledek. Hihi... And yes, pada sesiapa yang terhiris, terguris tu... inilah karipap nye.
And also Murtabak pekan, cream puff, laksa putih, pais tempoyak, sayur and lalala... I was freak out tgk seme makanan penuh meja... But, since it always once in the blue moon that we manage to gather all of the siblings, I think it was cool. The smiles on my parents face... LOVELY.
Friday, September 12, 2008
These are stuff that randomly pop out onto my desk. Usually it appears early in the morning or at any other unspecific time. :)
Like this chocolate;
or this CD;
or this fancy pen;
or this breakfast;
or this Nescafe (which i received it like 3 days in a row + banyak2 kali at other random time);
or this tudung here;
or this kuceng...To all who surprised me with all this sweet stuff popping out onto my workstation, thanks. It really makes my day(s). Thanks sgt2!!!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Selamat menjalani ibadah puasa. Semoga dapat mendekatkan diri kepada-Nya, memahami ciptaan-Nya, meredhai setiap ketentuan-Nya.
Life is not always beauty, but the beaut is always subjective. Thus, find in every corner, the beauty of every creation and event.
Thousand apology for every misdeed and harsh words.
Hope everybody will gain lots of barakah during this blissful Ramadhan.
Thanks and sorry for everything.