Friday, January 30, 2015

Danger danger...

Grrr... grrr.... grrrrrrrrrrrrr....

Nope. That is not me trying to test my  "Grrr" pronunciation nor it is a growl.

Yes. It's the sound of me angry. (I already knew you would have guessed it right. Saja je ni :p)

Why am I particular angry at this moment? Simply because there have been too much ridiculous reads in a row!!!

What is happening laa. Adoiyai. These are mainstream news I am talking about. Apa nak jadi la. *face palm*

Those people who came out with those decisions are either plain hypocrites OR plain dumb. That's it!


I could assume that many would agree with me on the first point. But why for the latter? Well you see, a colleague of mine, before he left for his home country, this was what he told me:
"First class students, they became lecturers.. engineers.. doctors...
Second class students, they became businessman..
Third class students, they became politician (read: decision maker)."
To keep the record straight, my colleague came from a country where corruption are way worse than Malaysia as he has put it. He described how things would be better if the table was shifted the other way round i.e. first class mentality leading any big or small "institution". I couldn't agree more.

You see, when the court decided to allow men wearing like women, to me it shows how this people who has the last word didn't use God given brain. From now on, we women have to be super extremely cautious while in the public toilet or shower simply because it could be them 'men' among us! Yup! As if we women haven't had enough problems when it comes to women and the two mentioned places. Grrr!

Next, came the story of the 'gadis bertudung'. There was one news in particular relating to it which spread like wild fire on the social media. How can anyone made such ridiculous remarks?! Yennadeii! Since when we have different sets of rules for different group of people???

Latest was on the Rotan. Grrr! Should they proceed with the motion, then I have to be very very very careful.

While I am at it, it is important to highlight it here that it is not so much that Islam wanting to punish children with rotan. There are sequence of actions needed to be done prior to using the rotan. Bukan boleh main belasah je. And please erase all those blunt statement made by the group with the red beret. They are just going to misled people as much as the case for the Hudud law, where in my personal view, there has been very small number of effort in rectifying the misunderstanding among people in Malaysia on the matter. Sigh~  

So I have given some thoughts on the three issues.. trying very hard to find the rationale behind the decisions made besides them standing behind the so called 'human rights' flag and I came down with the following conclusions:

For case No 1: While I don't know what were the arguments that were used in the court, I personally think that the court have to be in favour with the decision because perhaps some people incited that if they go against the drag queen requests, this will directly affect the local film industry? Ntah..

For case No 2: Kipas-kipas all over and again somewhat linked to the film industry in Malaysia? Ntah..

For case No 3: Wanting to be under the limelight once in a life time? Ntah..


What ever the reasons maybe.. I just hope that we would not have to live to regret the decisions. Full stop!

Disclaimer: The opinion given is fully the author's and should not be associated with the organizations in which the author are linked to.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

My quick rant~

Not that I am promoting anything.. but you see, I have started to love the Aloe Vera gel thingy. While I was applying it onto my skin a while ago, just like that, the thought of "If only there is a product or magic pills that I could swallow that would make my heart pearly white, I would be the first to queue for it!"

That is of course.. if only~~~

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Think again...

2014 has been a difficult year for most Malaysians. If you are lucky, you might bump into ‘Visit Malaysia 2104’ advertisement in some places. Yes, 2014 was supposedly to be ‘the’ year for Malaysia.. where tourists would come into Malaysia, dumping bags of cash as they were enjoying what ‘truly Asia’ could offer them. Many events have been organized by independent as well as the Malaysian government-linked organizations to attract foreign tourists. Some were successful.. others have not been so attractive. Then again, it depends on how you define as 'successful'. For example, while some would say FMFA2014 or the KPOP sensation have generated expected income, I personally think them both as a disaster. It should have never been held in the first place.. even if there were no incidents. :-( 

Little did we, Malaysians, knew what were installed ahead of us. One after another. Things seem to be fallen apart in the year 2014. One could always view it from two sides of the same coin - either as ujian (test) or musibah (calamity). Even as I am typing this, we are praying for Pantai Timur.. The latest to join the bad news for the year 2014 was involving the Air Asia Indonesia flight. Innalillahiwainnailahi roji’un.

In Islam, when something happen to us, be it the good or the bad, we believe it has happened as preordained as stated in the six pillars of Iman – to believe in Qada’ and Qadar. By having this conviction, it is hope that hearts will be at peace.

Here's the thing. What I really wanted to share is this; a while ago, we have had a discussion on test VS calamity in one of the seatings. It was thrown at me how important it is to get 'it' right.

Take the flash flood in Kelantan case say for example. I’ve read a fair share of status on how they perceived the event took place as a calamity on Kelantanese. Some argued it was Allah's wrath for not implementing hudud while other said that it was because the Kelantanese chop of dozens of tree which led to the flood as a punishment to all of them. So was the flood truly is a 'calamity'?

Then there are also argument on what they believe as a great test on Kelantanese. The argument was simple - there are many 'good' people in Kelantan. Some says the flood comes to purify the hearts of the victims.

So which is which? Easy!~ 

All you have to remember is this - when something bad happened to others, try not to see it as them being PUNISHED. Why? Simply because we would never know the true reasons of things happened the way they are. Allah taught us;
O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Accepting of repentance and Merciful. - Surah Al-Hujurat verse 12
Yup.. lest should we berperasangka buruk. 

In the same surah, Al-Hujurat verse 11, Allah also said;
O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one's] faith. And whoever does not repent - then it is those who are the wrongdoers.
Yes, this is a reminder to most of us on the sad incident relating to the KPOP. As much as we hated what took place on that center stage, remember not to ridicule too much. Make doa that we ourselves would not be involved in such scene and forever be protected.

To 2015, your review shall come in early next year. Be good ya! ;-)