my lovely friends...

to my friends with love...

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

to whom it may concerned...


A special dedication to every  one that walks into my life for the past 50 years...
especially to my dearest Bae.









Monday, December 28, 2009

Biase ker ???

Had my 1st school meeting...for the new session
and it's not yet 2010!
Biase laa kan...cikgu!
Started at 8.30am sharp...
could only leave school around 2.30 pm...
Biase laa tu kan...cikgu!


It's gonna be a long ...monotonous week...filled with meetings.
Everyday... starting today till Thursday.
and...the weeks after...
Biase ker ???


All i could say is...
2010 is gonna be another tough and challenging year !



Sunday, December 20, 2009

...but my love has no end







There's always an ending...to every starts...
In ten days time...it will be;
...the end of my ever relaxed school break
...the end of my longest evening nap...Yes! i do this for the past one month...
...the end of a none stop feasting...with my gals and boys or some brides and grooms...
...the end of a morning stroll...will be too busy even on weekends...
...the end of 'eat air' session...makan angin lah... kalau tidak makan ape ek?
...the end of spending hours in front of the laptop...huhu!
...the end of 2009!

and i am keeping my fingers cross...(with lots of Doa @prayers)...
to a good new start.

May Allah lend me another propitious year ...
With lots of love that fills my day...

InsyaAllah.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

With your love...i carry on...




Buat semua muslimin Muslimat...sahabat handai jauh dan dekat...
Semoga 1431 ini menjanjikan kehidupan yang lebih bermakna ...
Penuh dengan kasih sayang...
dan di Redhai Allah.Amin

Remember,

Life is not measured by the number of breath that you take, but rather, by the moments that take your breath away...

and of all those moments i learnt that...

when  you love some one...
with all your heart and soul...
It's so hard to let go...
when you love some one...
you do anything...
you do all crazy thing that you cant explain...
you' shoot the Moon'...
you 'put out the Sun'...
you deny the truth...
believe...
there'll be time that you'll believe...
when you love some one.

Cinta pada insan ...masa di dunia...terpisah jua akhirnya...
Cintak pada Allah... kekal Abadi.

Thank you Allah.
Thank you all; my love, my family, my friends...
See you in 1431.

SALAM AWAL MUHARRAM.










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Sunday, December 13, 2009

A speacial dedication...

Specially dedicated to Anakanda Nazmi...
 

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
and you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must , but don't you quit. 
Life is queer with it's twists and turns
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
and many a failure turns about.
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the past seem slow -
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far
so stick to the fight when you are hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.







When you feel all alone in this world...
And there's nobody to count your tears...
Just remember, no matter where you are...
Allah knows!

 

Friday, December 11, 2009

I ask Allah...What if Allah...

7 more days to New year, 1431Hijrah...
urges me to share an articles mailed by one of my friends...
some years ago.

RISALAH JPIS
I asked ALLAH....

I asked ALLAH to take away my pride.
ALLAH said “No”. It is not for me to take away, but for you to
give it up.

I asked ALLAH to make my handicapped child whole.
ALLAH said “No”. Her spirit was whole, her body was only
temporary.

I asked ALLAH to grant me patience.
ALLAH said “No”. Patience is a product of tribulations; it isn’t
granted, it is earned.

I asked ALLAH to give me happiness.
ALLAH said “No”. I give you blessings, happiness is up to you.

I asked ALLAH to spare me pain.
ALLAH said “No”. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
and brings you closer to me.

I asked ALLAH to make my spirit grow.
ALLAH said “No”. You must grow on your own, but I will prune
you to make you fruitful.

I asked ALLAH for all things that I might enjoy life.
ALLAH said “No”. I will give you life so that you may enjoy things.

I asked ALLAH to help me LOVE others,
as much as HE loves me.
ALLAH said......Ahhhh, finally you have the idea!

What if ALLAH.........

What if ALLAH couldn’t take the time to bless us today
because we couldn’t take the time to thank HIM yesterday?

What if ALLAH decided to stop leading us tomorrow
because we didn’t follow HIM today?

What if we never saw another flower bloom
because we grumbled when ALLAH sent the rain?

What if ALLAH didn’t walk with us today
because we failed to recognize it as HIS day?

What if ALLAH took away HIS message
because we failed to listen to his messenger?

What if ALLAH stopped loving and caring for us
because we failed to love and care for others?

What if ALLAH would not hear us today
because we would not listen to HIM yesterday?

What if ALLAH answered our prayers the way
we answer HIS call to services
What if ALLAH met our needs
the way we give HIM our lives?

LET US STRIVE ON ...TO BE A FAITHFUL MUSLIM...insyaALLAH.

Monday, December 7, 2009

gain some...lose a little...



Two weeks of school break have long gone...reaching up for the third...
mostly occupied with 'kerja kahwin'...with nasi minyak nasi tomato ,chicken or beef, curry or kurma for almost every week ends...
worst by regular but never a routine (skipped two out of three during school hours) the three in a row meals...
makantidoq...makantidoq
has set me a date with my ever rusting mountain bike again...
in fear of those spare tyres that begin to reappear...huhuhu
Hey!That's my legs paddling ok!
just to prove to you that i never lie...hahaha

that's my other half...way up in front ...
and the route we used for the 'fat burning session'

stopped by the road side to capture this one's in a life time scenery...
well...not really!
but not everyday that i could enjoy watching such...
sky high family gathering huh???
dared not get too close though...
Hey! you never know!
too bad i didn't get to hold of my V.cam ...only on mobile

life seems so simple for them...
neh!

passed by a palm plantationthen...
along this lazy flowing Kerian River...
oops!
now you all know where i live huh?
once famous for it's Crocco @ Sang Bedal's breeding ground and udang galah

we used to do brisk walking... but didn't want to push it too hard...
just wanna have fun with a little bit of exercise...

shouldn't it be the other way round fellows???
Never mind!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Why red?...not green?....

photo of daughter of a friend @ a neighbour taken today...Sunday

Yes!
I am referring to something that has to do with the photo above...a wedding and wedding card.Why red in the first place? We often heard people refer a wedding invitation as 'kad merah'...whereby... in real life...especially nowadays...we seldom see wedding card in red.
i guess red is and has always been the color for the Chinese ( correct me if i am wrong UncleLee).
and green is better known for the Malays...@Muslims...so why not Green card? Hahaha!
and i have heard people used the 'term'...'kad merah' ever since i could understand what it stands for...
Speaking of weddings...that reminds me of weddings during my childhood...
I.
back in kampung...in N9
one unique tradition that is still fresh in my mind is the beverages served ...the none-sugar Tea-O...perhaps this is only found in N9...hahaha!
those time i thought it was common to everybody...only to find it later became a a joke of all years to others! hahaha
So i ask my Atuk (Arwah)...why?...
it makes sense...
As you people know that in those years ...water pipes were not widely used ...so their main source of fresh water is the well...
Almost every houses have two types of well...one is for the drinking...and the other is for bathing and washing ...etc... purposes...
The one for drinking has always been a deeper well...a natural source of mineral water! Honest!
It is so deep down under that the water taste different .
So back to our main topic...
As the water came from the well...they are so used to making sure that it is boiled before consuming it daily...including during celebrations like the wedding.
but the problem is...boiled water is tasteless!
So tea is a natural flavor...just like Chinese tea ...you take without sugar!
As far as hygiene is concerned...i prefer none sugared tea to unboiled syrup !
Whatever!
About the delicacies...
i love the day before the big day...
i remember the 'pulut himpit' (cooked glutinous rice pressed in a special equipment) with sekaya or serikaya...kuih lapis...served during 'duduak urhang' @ duduk orang in Minangkabau. hahaha
Oh ...how the whole kampung and the neibouring kampung folks were invited...Meriah tu!
and i remember how they used to come with a 'boka'@bekal...during' duduk ughang' i.s
a special canister made of silver or other metallike aluminium...called 'mangkuk tingkat' filled with rice...
then it is then filled back with the dishes during the wedding...rendang or the main rendang or rendang nangka!
Best kan...
i miss the rendang nangka...huhu...
Those days...when everything was done by gotong royong...and most of the necessities can be obtained just around the kampung for free!
yet everybody was happy!

II.
When i was in my early teenager...a Malacca 's wedding is so common to me as my step father is from Malacca...and the rest of his family were all typical Melake ! Ulau belengkau tepi pagau!
Melake's wedding was famous for it's Joget Lambak and menconteng arang festival!
Joget lambak is held during the nite of the wedding...where the whole kampung gathered around...and were having fun!
Accompanied by a life band...
beside some Joget numbers...Santana's song was never missed!.."Black magic woman"...
the bride and groom will start the nite with a joget!
followed by the makcik and the pak cik...pak' besau' and mak' besau' victimized by their young family members...
A scene of a 60 year old granny dancing a joget is acceptable during those days...
and they were sporting giler...i tell you!
Enjoy habis!
That was also a nite where the eligible bachelors had their eyes wide opened...looking for a candidate!

Then came the next day... 'conteng arang day'!
watch out ..bride and groom...or you both will end up with faces smeared with crust from the pots and cauldrons during the cleaning...hmmm
Sounds fun huh?

I presume a lot of us would say it is not islamic...tak ikut syariah...but i guess there's a lot of weddings nowadays ...which are way out of Islamic....non Islamic way of life seems habitual...
So... are we so developed and civilized now or...we are back to being Jahiliah???
Wallahhu a'lam...

I guess ...like it or not...we have to return to the syarak and syariah... as to understand why and what is the main purpose of a wedding...
So that everything we practice is blessed by Allah. Amin

"Yang baik jadikan teladan...yang buruk jadikan sempadan"
Mohon diampunkan dosa kaum kerabat kita yang lalu jika pernah mereka tersasar...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

ending of a long journey...

towards

Through the valleys and hills that i have gone
i pray to you Allah
that tomorrow
the path i choose
will be smoother
and
of no loop holes

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

visitors in my garden...



Among all...if not many 'visitors'...not 'intruders'
...that drop by quite frequently in my garden...






































One thing for sure...
they are...
astonishing to look at... somehow bringing joy and relief to one's heart...
realizing how nature could actually be sort of a therapy...to those who worship Allah 's creations.


Thank you Allah.


How their daily visits ...
are most welcome!