Thursday, February 21, 2013

Eii.. someone is watching

I don't think I need to put further introductions or comments for the following video. Watch it and you'll understand.



Beware under the watchful 'Eye'. ;-)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Jia turns FIVE.. (high five)

Dear Jia,

It has been a week now since you turned five. You received triple doses of birthday cakes! At one point you did asked me, "why (is) everyone giving me presents mi-mi?". Ummi and Ayah pray for your well being. May you grow up to become big girl solehah! ;) We love you loads. Thank you for playing with Ibrahim. And not to forget, thanks for taking care of ya-yah and Ibrahim too when I'm busy. Huhuhu 

Double celebration! Chinese New Year and Birthday!

At Bangi~
Love~ 
mi-mi

Friday, February 8, 2013

Diary....

15th September 1999
dear diary,
i hate this house! i can't live here anymore!! why can't i just have a normal life. i want to play game, go to cc, watch movie, play football in the evening and don't have to help with the housework like my other 15 years old friends! why must i take care of amin! can't wait to go to boarding school. i'll make sure that i'll get to go to any boarding school next year. i don't care!

2nd February 2000
dear diary,
it has been two months now since i was away from home and i couldn't be more happier. here at this school, i have lots of friends who love and cherish me. i'm planning not to go back this mid-semester holiday. i'm planning to stay at a friend's house. i'll just tell mak there are some extra class that i have to attend. brilliant!!

23rd June 2000
dear diary,
i just made a call back home. trust me, if it wasn't because i need the money to buy a mobile phone, i would rather save the money to buy my favourite mee. Haha.. you got that right. I lied to mak saying that the money is for book fees. but alas. i was just asking for rm1000. Wo hoo! can't wait to get new handphone!

10th July 2000
dear diary,
i'm angry. i haven't got my money for my handphone. mak told me that i have to wait for another month. ahhhh! i'm not asking a lot! i just want rm1000! is it that hard!!!!

13th November 2000
dear diary,
i had a fight with my friend. who told him not to let me use his mobile for a day?! serves him right! this all happen after mak contacted school and found out that there's no book fees. i hate mak! btw, yesterday i got my first taste of cigarettes. thank you Man, Bong and Koya! you guys rock!! by the way, they are the coolest gang in school. they even made prank on mr kamal the warden! just how cool is that!!! thank you guys for taking me in.

1st December 2000
dear diary,
i'm craving for cigarettes!!! it has been two days straight without it. if only i have more money!!! tak gune punye Man wouldn't want to share with me anymore.

30th April 2001
dear diary,
i got another warning letter from school. this time not the usual disciplinary action letter but about my test result. i barely got c in any subjects. the letter stated that i might be expelled from school if i did not improve in my mid year exam. for some reason, i'm kinda scared. what's wrong with me. i felt that i'm not me anymore...

17th June 2001
dear diary,
tomorrow is my first trial paper. i wanted to call mak but i felt somewhat ashamed because i never call home just to let her know that it's examination week. ahhh!!!

13th August 2001
dear diary,
mak was here today. she came with amin today to plead my case. my result was equally as bad as the last test. after two long hours discussion with the principal, i was allowed to stay but with one condition that is i cannot break any of the school rule. the principal look at me and said "no more smoking" and "no more bullying". after the meeting, mak and amin left. before mak left, mak gave me the 'look'. mak must have hurt knowing that i was involve in many disciplinary actions and most of all, i lied to her.

18th August 2001
dear diary,
i received a letter from mak today.
Dearest Ahmad,
How are you? I hope you are revising your study just like you always did back then for your PMR exam. I know that you are a good and hardworking son. Things must have been hard for you after ayah left. It is not your fault that he left. Please don't blame yourself.
You have always been very helpful at home and God knows how many times tears running down my cheeks when I saw you helping with the chores or taking care of amin. I am sorry that you have to help. Ahmad, please study hard. Your future depends on it. I'm sorry for everything.

Love,
Mak

15th March 2009
dear diary,
it has been sometimes now since my last entry. i've been busy. honestly i am busy. there are just so many things that i have to do.. to redeem myself. truth must be told. something 'did' happened a few weeks after receiving mak's letter. i didn't put it here because i would hope that someday i will forget that black incident. just so you know, i've stopped smoking too. i also want you to know that mak said she has forgiven me. i've promised myself that i will never make mak sad ever again. planning to surprise mak with umrah trip. to amin, i know you are at a better place. until we meet again.. in jannah.

************


Disclaimer: The story and the characters in this entry are all made up. But I do hope that the message came through though... ;) Specially dedicated to my fellow students...

Friday, February 1, 2013

Flip that coin right!

The one other good thing about facebook after letting one to be in touch with families and friends would be - you got free live news feed!!!

At first I was quite unsure what were they talking about. A quick link here and there and a little extra search led me to a complete story. 

My take on the so-called Islamic drama (though I have not watched it myself) would best be described by the following image..

A statue in Tuileries Garden, Paris (from wiki)

I simply don't get this people. 

Just recently I was telling Yaby on how I strongly felt that the Islamic awareness is steadily increasing. On the live screen, we could see more Muslim female artists have adopted the hijab. Outside,  more local mosques have finally attracted a large turnout all wanting to be in a seating with famous Ustazs.

You see, there are always two sides of a coin. Most commoners, like you and me, I guess we benefit a lot from this awareness. There are more Islamic products on the market, there's the Islamic tv channel and the IslamicTube, we have more alternative media and music, Islamic schools are growing in numbers, abundance choice of Muslimah outfit hence one could purchase them at cheaper price and many more. As for the outfit, I still remember there was this one point when it was soooo difficult to get a decent baju since 'they' have just started the three-quarter length sleeves fashion.

Who is this 'they' that I am referring to? Remember the coin which I had just mentioned? Yup, 'they' are sitting at the other side of the coin a.k.a the opportunists.

Being opportunists, they could not help but to squeeze as much profit as they could by exploiting any circumstances. And at this very second, the 'circumstances' would be anything that has got to do with 'Islam'.

Remember I told you about alternative media... I guess after the explosive KCB from Indonesia, it must have opened these opportunists' eyes to go further into that stream. Sahara is their latest product now showing in astr* prima. In their attempt to gain profit, they have just gone too far. *geleng-geleng*

The last time I watched Nur Kasih, I have expressed my concerns on the storyline. After going through the reactions made by the netizen on this Sahara drama, I could tell why a lot of people trying to put a stop to that drama. 

What morally wrong cannot be Islamically right and what morally right can sometimes be Islamically wrong. Do you get what I mean? Islam has always call people for good actions or good behaviour. So what is morally wrong is not Islam. On the other hand, while touching between a man and woman in some culture is consider to be a good gesture, Islam however, has set a rule as to whom such gesture can be made. One of the many guidelines made by our Creator including as explained in the Qur'an surah An-Nur verse 31:


And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed. (24:31)


There is this one quote which I recently heard after another event which flooded the facebook wall, "never go on the front page for all the wrong reasons". I guess it applies here as well. May this event be an eye opener to other opportunist out there. Stop portraying what is not Islam. Stop confusing the younger generation. Stop and LISTEN!!! *peace*