27 Oct 2012

Sacrifices....




I'm hope I'm not too late to wish everyone Happy Eid-al Adha. Eid al-Adha  also called Feast of the Sacrifice, is an important 4-day religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honour the willingness of the prophet ʾIbrāhīm to sacrifice his young first-born son Ismā'īl  as an act of submission to God's command and his son's acceptance to being sacrificed, before God intervened to provide Abraham with a ram to sacrifice instead. In the period around Eid al-Adha, many Muslims travel to Mecca and the surrounding area in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage. Muslims may plan and save for many years to enable them to take part in this event, which is one of the five pillars of Islam. In Malaysia, we can save our money in Tabung Haji, which is Malaysian hajj pilgrims fund board.  Tabung Haji facilitates savings for the pilgrimage to Makkah through investment in Shariah-compliant vehicles.

This celebration remind me of sacrifice that would not only happen between man and Allah, there are a lot of sacrifices that man do for each other.

Parents sacrifices their relaxing time to coach their children for home work, Children sacrifices their money to  get their parents to perform haj, or even lovers sacrifice their everything to make each other happy.

Sacrifices sometimes can be willingly or with a heavy heart, sometimes for good sakes and sometimes will take a toll on someone's life. I sacrifice my Sunday once in a month to study to get my degree and I will sacrifice my money to get good foods and be able to travel. I will sacrifice anything for my family.

Sacrifice it just something that we do in our life just how much you are willing and able to do it, is another question. Again, wish you all "Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha" and may all the joys of life showered on you.





14 Oct 2012

What I've learned from Taken 2



Just watch Taken 2 with my brother at Alamanda. Well, as I am his "best man" right now so we are so busy for his wedding preparation. Today, I fetch him from UPM to Jalan TAR then to Pandan Indah then to Putrajya before send him to UPM again. I've been mistaken as his fiance by one of his friend, maybe because my youthful look (wek wek ) so I've told hehe

Well, the movie is quite good. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and once a while watched the movie with one eye or cover both eyes.

But as I watched the movie, I 'learned' something:

1. I learn that the police car in Istanbul is quite old car while the Albanian thugs drove Mercedes

2. I learn that Albanian thugs speak in English to each other, must be educated thugs

3. I learn that Blue Mosque always has always calling for prayer every time the camera shows it

4. Well, the taxi in Istanbul must be tough and durable as even though the taxi running into cars, walls, etc, it remains in virtual perfect condition throughout the entire chase scene.

5. Apparently, the people in Istanbul immune for car chasing with shooting out on the road. Must be it happens everyday.

6. I learn that Albania and Turkey has the same border. Apparently, they are neighbours. Well, there goes my Geography.

7. Police officers are available for car chasing only, not to caught the bad guys, opps, it is the hero's job apparently, I mean to kill them.

8. To avenge your revenge, it doesn't matter how many people will kill, it happen for two sides, thugs and good guy. I will avenge my kitty's dead! He was kill buy a Toyota Corolla. Ajoy, your death will be avenge!!!!!

9. All the guns in the world cannot harm Liam Neeson. I mean he is the one who train Batman and Obi Wan as well as Darth Vader. He is Aslan in Narnia as well as Zues in Clash of Titans. Why would you mess with him?

10. Although you doesn't have license and you only learn to drive auto car, but in Istanbul, you can coordinate with you dad with manual gear shift and clutch with awesome tough taxi of course. Man that is so cool.

And out of context I also learn that parents in Alamanda do bring their small kids to watch Taken 2. Seriously, I must be the sissy one with eye covering I guess. But I should not be surprised as these parents also bring their kids to watch midnight movies.  Oh well, who am I to  judge. I probably do the same , I mean to fit well with community.


8 Oct 2012

Full Time vs Part Time Study


My class already started and I'm going to have a major headache soon. Less than 2 weeks I'm going to have tests, quizzes and not to mention oral reading and listening for Mandarin subjects. To top them all out, I'm going to be away in Sabah for work. Although I'm happy to be in Kota Kinabalu again, but still, I need to study.


However, I do feel that I still motivated to study, perhaps because I paid the fee myself. When I was a full time student during my university years, I found out that I have sense of purpose and goal now compared to back then. I'm not a bad and good student either back then. I'm just average. Sometimes I will skip class and sometimes I will sleep in the class but sometime I will eventually learn from my friends. Perhaps maybe it was hassle for me to fight to get into the bus to go to the main campus or perhaps peer pressure that makes me take the learning less likely. But now, I feel that I'm taking the the classes seriously. I never skipped the class and never late although I need to sacrifice my Sunday for at least 5 times for 3 months. Sometimes at night, I will do my homework and try to study. I sacrifice my leave to study for finals.

Maybe when I become a little bit "mature" than before so that is why I took my study seriously. And together with my work experience, I can see the things more clearly and more practical. As a full time student back then, sometimes, I can't relate the subject that I'm studying with the work I don't have. Mind you I was an electrical engineering student. Now, the subjects I am learning is far cry from electrolysis or capacitor. I don't  even remember how to count the power of capacitor but related to my current work.

My current classmate raging from a young single adult to mother and grandmother. We share a lot of stories of our work place and of course the office politics too. We are more willing to spend for books and if we are  broke, we print our assignments in the office. I am amazed of my classmates that comes from far away such as Sabah or Johor to come to KL to study. All the energy and time, money spend to continue their study. Some of them are mothers where they come to KL together with their supported families.

I guess, what I am saying, perhaps it is better for us to get an experience so that what ever we learn, we will be able to relate and practice it. What do you think?

2 Oct 2012

Top 10 Words That Don't Exist... But Should...


Ok, lets wind it up and having fun a little bit. Here I presented to you 10 words that should exist in English language:

1. AQUADEXTROUS (ak wa deks' trus) adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your toes.

2. CARPERPETUATION (kar' pur pet u a shun) n. The act, when vacuuming,of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance. (I'm doing this, not with vacuum though but with broom which I try to sweep but it won't move)

3. DISCONFECT (dis kon fekt') v. To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, assuming this will somehow remove all the germs. (Yap, guilty. All the time. It is the 5 seconds rule)

4. ELBONICS (el bon' iks) n. The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater. (Also in the plane especially when reading newspaper)

5. FRUST (frust) n. The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keeps backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug.
(I do that, under "welcome" doormat)

6. LACTOMANGULATION (lak' to man gyu lay' shun) n. Manhandling the "open here" spout on a milk container so badly that one has to resort to the'illegal' side. (Especially with Goodday carton)

7. PEPPIER (pehp ee ay') n. The waiter at a fancy restaurant whose sole purpose seems to be walking around asking diners if they want ground pepper.(Never met yet, perhaps because I never been to a fine dining restaurant hehe)

8. PHONESIA (fo nee' zhuh) n. The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer. (It happens to me, always)

9. PUPKUS (pup' kus) n. The moist residue left on a window after a dog presses its nose to it.

10. TELECRASTINATION (tel e kras tin ay' shun) n. The act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before you pick it up, even when you're only six inches away. 
(I just want to now who is the caller)

Hope you have good laugh!



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