Monday, November 29, 2010

Saya Belum Mampu...

I made it to this show yesterday. Nowadays I am easily infatuated by things from the neighbour (sinetron, songs, and yes, movie too). I picked up few DVD collection of Indon movie when I went to Bali last few years, and yes, they way they make the film differs from us, and I loike it.

I like this one more than Ayat-ayat Cinta. To me this has more content, more messages, lagi banyak hukum-hakam, sunnah, quote of hadith as compared to the former. There are few clever lines, that I would just love to quote here, but I miss parts of it, so it will not do justice for the writer. Am trying to get hold of the book now, see if I can still appreciate the story and content..

Basically the story revolves around...what else? Jodoh....Its a story of a guy who just completed his degree in 9 years while at the same time providing for his family. He upholds his Islamic value strongly and the two movies shows his route to finding the one. Moral of the story, kalau ada jodoh tak ke mana, but then again, this is all fiction. Yang benar datang dari Allah, but what I like about this movie, off and on it will refer back to hadith, sunnah and the need to put faith in Allah's hand be it whatever the situation is.


I came across this book recently, the cover is catchy (at least for me). I bought the book with the intention to learn something that I didn't know already. But it turns out to be quite a dissapointment. The book was written by a guy. I have nothing against guys giving advise to women, under certain circumstances, it is most welcome. The content are not properly organised and and a little bit haphazard. There is now flow of content as the book progressed. The writer dwells a lot on why these women are still single. We know why we are, but even if we don't, Allah knows best.

To me the book was supposed to provide guides from Islamic point of view (since the cover features a girl with hijab) to live our life till the day we meet the one. These guides are best to be supported by verses from Al-Quran, or hadith. He did mentioned some, but it was all too general and nothing that I have not known yet. 

The main reason I bought the book and yet remains the strongest part is the quote on the cover;

"Dan orang-orang yang tidak mempunyai kemampuan berkahwin, hendaklah mereka menjaga kehormatannya sehingga Allah memberi kekayaan kepada mereka dari limpah kurniaNya,"

(An-Nuur: 33)
Wallahu'alam...

p/s: tak bertemu jodoh lagi, kiranya belum mampu la kan ;)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Easy Peesy...

video
Untuk kebaikan bersama. Better safe than sorry...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Serenity

Cape of Good Hope National Park.
Check out the size of the tree!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Call for the Future

I based my dreams on mostly TV series (movies too!! ). I watched Grey's Anatomy each and everytime I had the chance (read: shown on TV). Since Starworld is giving the solid 3 hr/week for them, you can say my Sunday nite is fully booked. One thing about Grey's is it never failed to cause me to shed a tear in every episode, even the tiniest drop, and yup last nite the waterworks just got bigger.

I hope (notice the present tense) to get a guy like Bill. But at the same time I fall for a guy like Karev many years ago. Two different personalities, is it possible to get in ONE guy? I always knew right from beginning deep inside, Karev is this caring person, despite his crude outlook. This is the episode where he is struggling to face the fact that Izzie left him by focusing on that tiny premature baby and it hits me the most. The way he was waiting for her to show up for her treatment, I mean who wouldn't melt seeing the emotions like that?

Last night, like any other time I watched Grey's, I was crying, laughing, and cried again, and if you asked me to put all this feelings in Spanish verb, I surrender.

Paging for Bill Karev, paging for Bill Karev.....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hari Ni Hari Apa?

A colleague IMed me this morning :

F: salam akak
Me: salam,
F: ada ke hukum takbir hari ni?
Me: erk? hukum takbir tu apa?
F: klaka jugakle pagi ni, takbir raya
Me: kalo tak silap malam ni kan?
F: surau tmn dato' subuh td takbir raya, A (the hubby) balik2,tnye sy,dah raye ke?pdhal kitorg sahur kemain pg td, sbb kitorg x tgk tb announcement raya
Me: akak pon x tgk, tapi dengan confidentnya raya esok kan? hehehe....
F : haha, tu la psl, klaka kitorg pg td, sy trus mesej kakak2 saya, depa suma ckp esok, tp ntah kenapa ustaz tu takbir,masih misteri
Me : mai kita cek tenet..kot depa buat tu betul...hehehe..
F : tu la psl
Me : kalo raya ari ni, mak akak dah bising dah..
F: yg sy blajaq,takbir pas tebenam matahari hari ni,9 zulhijjah, wallahualam
Me: tu la pasal...
F: http://ceria.my/ummah/?q=node/588
hmm..dlm ni ada sebut takbir slps subuh hr arafah, hr ni hr arafah
Me : so betul la apa pak imam tu buat...blajaq benda baru ni...
F: aah la ek, hr arafah ikut time kat mekah la kan, sb kita x buat wukuf dkt sini
Me : erk...ya la...
F: so slps subuh hr arafah di mekah la, kalo nk clarify lg
Me : so by right lagi +4 jam camtu..
F: yup2, mekah lg lmbat kan
Me: yup
F: ke mekah dah wukuf smlm ek, mebi kot
Me : yup, tgk dlm tibi smlm
F: kalo mekah dah wukuf smlm,then betulla pak imam tu, oh then betulla, depa dah kat arafah ek
Me: ha'ah..
F: so shud be ok, inshallah, tp kena cek sanad etc jugak, nnt sy try cek ngn atok A
Me : insyaallah, apa2 pon, pak imam tu dah trigger kita utk amik tau benda ni,
F: tu la psl, to look at the bright side

tp practice ni saiyidina ali yg buat..dia x sebut rasulullah...
eh xpe2,nnt once dah dpt info yg inshallah kompem,sy bitau

After browsing the link, only then I realised, I have not fast a single days these past 1-9 Zulhijjah. And during the conversation, I was struggling to remember did I ate anything at the house after Suboh, so that maybe..just maybe I can squeeze in fasting today. But wait...darn...I took a bite of the cookies that I am bringging back to my nieces and nephew...there it goes..

I lost the opportunity this Zulhijjah. Am writing this as a reminder to myself and the rest, if I live to see the same month next year, (InsyaAllah) and if I am in a condition that enable me to fast, InsyaAllah I will.

To answer the question :

Hari ini ialah 9 Zulhijjah, Hari Arafah. Hari Arafah adalah hari di mana jemaah haji diwajibkan berada di Padang Arafah untuk wuquf di sana. Bagi mereka yang tidak mengerjakan ibadat haji, disunatkan berpuasa. Pada hari ini juga disunatkan untuk mengumandangkan takbir. 

gambar ihsan pakcik google
Source : http://aki2004.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/kelebihan-hari-arafah/

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tayangan Amal Ketika Cinta Bertasbih

Untuk mangsa bencana alam di seberang.....

Filem : Ketika Cinta Bertasbih 1 & 2 (back to back)
Tempat: Tanjung Golden Village (TGV), KLCC
Tarikh : 27 dan 28 November 2010
Jam: 2.30 ptg & 5.30 ptg
Harga tiket: RM15 sahaja (wang akan disumbangkan kpd mangsa)

Hubungi : Cik Rose 03-2272 2882 atau 012-338 3347. Email : rose@worldip.tv

Friday, November 12, 2010

Masjidil Haram June 2009

I promised to share my umrah photos but I never did, long overdue ;)
Jemaah leaving Masjidil Haram after Isyak
p/s: this is the biggest I can get ;), well at least bigger than my previous template, yeay!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Down Memory Lane...Shah Alam pt 2

On Tuesday after work around 6pm I made way to Shah Alam. Already had plans to meet these kids at 9pm to discuss on the final presentation for DP1. After check in the hotel, I went straight to my school (yes we call it school!!). The kids were waiting and I can see nervousness in them. After going through their slides, I made them present once, and along the way I corrected few that I think would be relevant.

I gave them few pointers and also shared my pet peeves when it comes to presentation (things like pointing with finger, definitely a big NO). I can see there are few other groups that is getting ready as well. And my group's slide is only like 50% finished. Am a bit worried though, but I left at 11.30pm, still need my sleep right? ;) Stopped by Seksyen 2 to buy dinner..as I was waiting for my Nasi Goreng Pattaya, I texted few classmates.

"Salam, aku kt Shah Alam ni, volunteer jadi co-sv bdk design project,br abis discussion grp yg aku handle,sok dorang present,aku kt sek2,beli makanan ni,nostalgia betul....."

It was nostalgic, for UiTM student, sek2 is the main place for our food supply, and yes the daging merah that comes with nasi goreng pattaya still tasted the same!! could not get it anywhere else ;)

Some of the reply that I get :

E-kin: Asal ko ttiba tjebak jd volunteer ni? Ai,mmgla nostalgia....

Eza: Slm,wah bestnya.aku pon windu gila zaman belajar dulu...

Nisah (my groupmate for DP) : Yea ke? aku trkjut dpt msg ko. Mcm mana budak skrang buat design? aku dulu ingt lagi tumpg Hirda (another groupmate) naik skuter g kolej ko. dkt pg baru balik...

P-jal: mmg nostalgia....especially kalo esok ko gi skul jln kaki, pastu sampai je org wat ppt ko wat pose 'main snuker'!! Hahahaha.... 

Umai: Wah...best bangat! Aku rindu ms kt uitm. rindu kt environment dia...kalo dpt rase smula ms dl kn best ek..g kelas, mkn reramai...huhuhu...

I reached UiTM next morning at around 8 am. Went to school, saw the presentation schedule. Few familiar names on the panel. (Now they have Dr. with their names!!). First group start at 9am. The kids will be presenting at 11.30am. At first I was not in the panel, as I RSVP quite late, but upon seeing me, my lecturer Cik Noni, asked me to be in (she only taught me one class, yet she still remembers me (+my name)!!)

While waiting for the presentation to start, I tried to find those names that sees me before as this sleepy head with 'snuker pose' , who used to wear torn jeans to class and somehow managed to graduate. I went to their room but they were not in. I even bumped into my SV for DP and yes, he remembers me as well!! 

Later, I hang out at the foyer, where everybody is. One by one familiar faces came by. Our batch is among the first few batches, so most of the lecturers that I knew are the one that started their teaching as our class being the first student. And they still remember me + my name!! I don't know whether to feel flattered or to be overwhelmed.

I went in at 9am to be part of the panel. My group is the third group, the first two groups are OK, definitely their slides are better than what the kids showed me last night, now I am getting nervous!!! I slipped out during Q&A of the second group, had a chat with the kids who are anxiously waiting outside. Gave some last minute pep talk and off we went.

All in all they did well. All of them answered the questions posed, with at least some level of confidence, I was suprised by some of the answers given. They actually fare off better than I thought that they would, and I am proud of them ;) and I will be with them still for DP2!!

Currently listening to : Letto - Sebelum Cahaya

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Yes, I did it again!!

I changed my blog template..again!!! From this lovely chirping bird...


Actually I wanted to find something that will enable me to post bigger picture, so I was searching high and low (seriously oblivious that I can do that via Blogger Design template..). Anyhoo...I tried uploading few but none caught my eye. I did gave up and revert to my previous template.

Can you see what's wrong? Main body (the post) is repeated once more and was put at the side bar. I could not delete that, and when I tried the blogger template, the double body post is still there, wth?

During the search, I found one particular template that I really loike!! The front page is simple yet cool. But there is 2 cons.


Nampak tak? apart from the messy page element, this is the most narcistic blog template ever. I could not customise the page element (bukan takat takleh customise, nak add in yang baru pon tak boleh...). If I imported the original template from scratch lagi la xde list ke apa langsung. They only have archive and labels. I kept the rest of the widget, hence we can still see some, but don't be suprise because everytime the page is refreshed, the widget moves around.. Kelakar la pulak...but since I love the main page so much, I decided to keep it until I found the one that I truly like and did not give me the double post (main body ) lagi.

And oh...I did not achieve my initial mission, that is to get template yang boleh letak gambar besar punya...hampeh!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Koi dah agok dah...

This post is dedicated to Aida & Kak Yong. Something in my mail that cheered me up today. Enjoy, see if you can digest this ;)

"Majid, seorang pemuda yang masih bujang, pendiam dan amat pemalu. Pada hari raya yang lalu, Majid telah berkunjung ke rumah rakannya. Dalam perjalanan menuju ke rumah rakannya, Majid telah terpandang seorang gadis yang dikenalinya semenjak sekolah lagi. Hatinya telah terpikat, dan berhasrat untuk memperisterikannya.

Majid telah menyuarakan hajatnya kepada kedua orang tuanya, dan menunjukkan lokasi rumah gadis tersebut supaya senang kedua ibubapanya hendak pergi meminang nanti. Selepas itu, Majid pun pulang ke bandar dan meninggalkan urusan tersebut kepada orang tuanya.

Selang beberapa hari, kedua orang tua Majid telah mengunjungi rumah gadis tersebut untuk tujuan merisik. Setelah beberapa lama bersembang, bapa gadis tersebut pun bertanya kepada ibu bapa Majid…

Bapa Gadis : Yang sebenornyer, amende ke hajat aokme berdua ni datang ke rumoh kome yak buruk ni?...


Bapa Majid : Ye la.. dari tadi beborok, tak nyer kabor mender hajat yer..Ha, moknyer.. Ace kabo ke hajat si Majid te…


Emak Majid : Gini la.. yang sebenornyer, anok bujang kome te, dah terbekenan dengan anok dara aokme.. jadinyer kome ni nok la nanyer, dah ander ke orang yang punya? Kala belum ander, kome nok la merisik-risik…


Emak Gadis : Ooo.. kesohnyer, kome ni pun tok kenei lagi dengan anok deme te… Mende kerjanyer?....


Emak Majid : Ntoh.. keh ni tk berapa reti nok nyebut base omputih.. keknye base Melayunyer.. dia kabo keje drebo jer…


Emak Gadis : Oooo.. Drebo jer..(Mencebek selalu).. Gini la.. yak sebenornyer, anok kome te.. sebenornyer, dah ander orang meminang.. (Dah setat buat pedooh…) Budok jantan te keje opisboi kat Pejabat Tanoh te…


Bapa Gadis : Ha’ah.. (Menyokong..) Kome pon mintok maah la yer, mendenyer aokme ni pon tok tau yak anok kome te dah ander yak mintok… Kiranyer takde jodoh la.. Nok goner kan yer….


Bapa Majid : Ye la.. Mengkala dah gitu, kome pon tak buleh la nok buat mende.. Mende anok kome pon tok setarah dengan anok aokme.. Nanti la kome kabo ke anok bujang kome nanti…


Emak Gadis : Ye la.. memang tok setarah lalu... Anok kome kerani pejabat loyar.. anok deme drebo..


Lalu kedua ibu bapa Majid pun memohon untuk berundur. Selesai bersalaman, sedang mereka menuruni tangga, emak gadis tersebut pun bertanya…

Emak Gadis : Drebo mende anok aok te?.. Lori Balok ke Lori Bijih…?


Emak Majid : DREBO KAPEITEREBANG!!! (Sambil masuk ke dalam kereta..)"

DISCLAIMER:
The writer is mainly the copier and paster, no pun intended and the writer bear no responsibility for any grammar mistake made in the dialogue above ;)

For those who did not speak Pahang dialect, am pretty sure you can sort of guess what was the story all about. Enjoy!!

p/s: I finally left a goodbye note in my previous blog. Plan to delete that once and for all, since I have imported all the post here. I do not want to leave any cyber trace + clog the blogsphere.