Friday, July 20, 2012

Cheap War

Insulting other people’s faith, religion, culture, race, and everything in your way will never make you any better. It makes you as bad as your insult.

The moment you insult others thinking that you have the right to do so because you are better than them, you are actually downgrading yourself even lower than your insult.

For me, this type of psychological war is cheap.
You are getting nowhere.
The ability to irate people is not recognized as skill.
It is attitude problem.

These kinds of people, they feed themselves with the response they get. They more irritating you are, the more excited they become. Before you know it, they get new things on you.

Do not satisfy them by responding unwisely.
Do not let them have you.
Most importantly, do not be a monster to defeat another monster.
It is not worth it.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ramadhan, Bertemu Kembali

Assalamualaikum,

"Marhaban Ya Ramadhan", begitu hati mahu memulakan bicara. Tapi tiba-tiba hati terdetik, yakinkah bertemu dengan Ramadhan kali ini? Kemungkinannya esok atau lusa, tapi ajal pasti tiba tanpa dapat kita duga...

Ya Allah,
Dalam syukurku untuk usia yang Kau sisakan di penghujung Syaaban ini, kumohon kesempatan untuk bertemu dengan RamadhanMu.
Semoga terlerai kerinduan ini.
Ya Allah,
Dalam syukurku untuk usia yang Kau sisakan untuk bertemu kembali dengan Ramadhan kali ini, kumohon kesihatan yang baik dan kemudahan untuk beribadah sebaik-baiknya...
Semoga dapat kurebut rahmatMu, keampunanMu dan pembebasan daripada nerakaMu.

Amiin, Ya Allah.

Alhamdulillah.

Selamat kembali wahai Ramadhan bulan kemuliaan.
Selamat menjalani ibadah puasa kepada semua Muslimin dan Muslimat.

Wassalam.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Breaking Off Flower

Breaking Off Flowers
Written by Lee Kyu Bo, a famous poet during Goryeo Dynasty who lived from 1169 to 1241
from Rooftop Prince Ep. 1
Credit to: Drama Haven

"The peony blossoms hold dew, like grains of pearl
The beautiful lady breaks off and picks the blossom, and passes before a window
Holding onto a smile, she asks her husband
Is the flower prettier or is my countenance prettier
The husband teases her on purpose, saying
For prettiness, I would say, the flower and its stem would win
The beautiful lady became jealous at the winning of flower
Stepping and destroying the flower with its stem, saying
If the flower is prettier than concubine
Tonight, sleep together with the flower"

* I particularly love Bu-yong. And this poem reading scene is one of my favourite ^______^ *


Friday, July 13, 2012

Kembali dan Kesedihan

Assalamualaikum,

Kematian bawa melihat Allah yang Maha Hidup.
Kehilangan bawa melihat Allah Yang Maha Ada.
Kesedihan ini buat penghapus cinta kepada dunia...

Kudrat dan upaya kita sekadar kudrat segumpal tanah.
Memang tidak terdaya dan tidak tercarikan kekuatan itu.
Allahlah Yang Maha Membantu. Dialah Yang Maha Memberi.
Allah akan beri kekuatan itu kepada kita.

Kita tidak pernah bersendirian dalam berhadapan dengan musibah.
Kita ada Allah Yang Maha Penyayang.

* Another friend lost her father this evening. Daripada Allah kita datang, kepadaNya kita semua kembali. Losing a parent, losing someone, is hard. Kekuatan daripada Allah sahaja yang mampu membantu kita mengharunginya. Semoga Allah mengampunkan dosa kedua ibu bapa kita sama ada mereka masih hidup ataupun telah meninggal dunia. Amiin Ya Latif. *

Wassalam.

Sumbangnya Dejavu Di Kinabalu

Assalamualaikum,

"Bongok"

Terasanya belum pernah lagi perkata di atas dijadikan sebahagian daripada status FB. But I just could not help myself from using that term when this drama goes from cheap (it's a Malay version of Summer Scent, duh!) straight into the drain.

It bothers me when they make it look so original like "idea asal by bla bla bla" when it clearly a remake. Fine. We have seen remakes of great drama and movies. I could live with that and not that I'm gonna stick to watching it anyway. [Being able to write about it does not make me a 'fan'. How can you ignore when you are sitting with a group of people watching it?]

Yang menjadikan drama ini bongok ialah bila banyak sangat adegan-adegan yang clearly against our culture, not to mention, Islam. To name some - Inara in Ammar's bedroom hanging her pictures, Ammar and Nadira spending their night together in the middle of a bonfire(?), Nadira and Ammar alone in a room (where Nadira supposed to decorate), Nadira comforting Ammar in his house (again, alone) - and up to yesterday's episode where a father could just walk away leaving his daughter bertepuk tampar with a guy not yet a her husband. Itu belum sebut tentang clubbing scene and all. Top to toe, it is a disgrace.

It is heart crushing when a group of Muslims could produce such unhealthy drama.
So what are you trying to voice out people...? That khalwat is okay? That love is everything? That it is that okay untuk berdua-duaan dengan yang bukan mahram as long as you know what you're doing and you know your limit? That this is the acceptable upbringing for the new century? That it is no longer matter what Allah has said?!

I am not accusing anyone for anything. My mind wonders along that trail; what are you trying to achieve from your 'effort'.

And when I Google it, I am shock that viewers actually love the show. My apology that I need to use the word disgusting.

Gosh.

Mencurahkan perasaan di blog ini sekadar melontarkan seketul batu yang kecil ke lautan. What I said here will not make big impact. I don't have the voice or the influence. I keep hoping somebody with louder voice and higher stance would step up and say something about this drama.

Bila Allah beri bakat dan kedudukan, momentum and magnitude, seharusnya digunakan untuk kebaikan. Untuk berdakwah dengan mengajak ke jalan menuju redhaNya. I believe that.

I am no one, but at least I make my stand.
For me, ia bukan setakat sumbang, tetapi sundal.

To those who love the drama, I am sorry if I offended your feeling by sharing mine. But I won't take back or change my thought.

To those who are with me, let us pray.
Panjatkan doa semoga Allah mudahkan jalan menujuNya, cerahkan mata hati yang kabur, kekalkan dalam hidayahNya dan mohon kesejahteraan.

Wassalam.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Common Gynaecological Problems in Women - A Health Talk

I attended a health talk on Common Gynaecological Problems in Women by Dr. Narinder Singh from Island Hospital, Penang in conjuction of Agilent Health Week. I must say, he is one cute ObGyn! He even models a uterus himself to better illustrate what's going on inside there in certain health condition. Haha. You could only imagine how a guy did that up to Victoria Secret level and not cheap porn.

To wrap up today's session:

1) Know your body, girls. If something goes wrong or does not look or feel normal, go to your doctor. Don't just talk to your girlfriends.

2) To whom it may concern; never miss your pap smear.

3) Don't frighten yourselves from getting information about your health condition. Be curious, be cautious. We have advanced health technology; you just need to reach for the help.

4) Skip buying more shoes, handbags or garments you don't really need and spend the extra money on HPV vaccination - per the doctor. Didn't I tell you he is a cute ObGyn? ;)

Writing about this in my blog reminds me to my grandmother. She is traditional and these are taboo to her. I remember when 3R started to poke the taboo bubble, talking about pads, menstrual and all - she was furious. She practically called us - my aunties and me - shameless for talking about that like it is nothing.

I could not blame her. She was raise with that kind of dignity. Women on her era keep this stuff a very secret secret and having it known to the men would literally mean a disgrace to them. And men that time should be very oblivious to the women thingy.

And women nowadays are too loud and open, even for me.

I am traditional, though not to that extent. But I don't discuss about me or other women with guys. Especially when it is obvious the guy is nowhere near the intellectual path. I consider that hit (read: dirty jokes/talk) as an insult. But if it is a healthy discussion, fine.

I don't see any value discussing this matter with anybody who obviously doesn’t care much, even to respect you in a way. And yes, I don't approve girlfriend-sharing and boyfriend-caring over the information. Go share and care about something else! Get married if you are that curious about your body. I once knew a guy who always asks and I seriously think that is so impolite.

So my darling girlfriends, take good care of your health <3

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Crush Heart Break

Crush heartbreak is still a heartbreak. It still hurts. Well, not that hurt hurt. I usually laugh through it and make a 48 pt bold note not to steal the tiniest glance at the target, ever again. Usually life goes on as per normal and you’ll get over it. By ‘usually’, does not mean it happen that much. But you got my point, right?

Ugh.

Saying it out loud, me.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Pejuang Pena

Assalamualaikum,

Hari ini Hilal Asyraf menukilkan bacaan yang menyentuh hati saya. Karya beliau yang terakhir kali sebagai seorang bujang - esok beliau akan bernikah. Yang menyentuh hati bukan kisah cinta beliau. Tetapi kisah bagaimana LangitIlahi dilahirkan untuk perkenalan para pembaca sekelian. Juga bagaimana kelahiran LangitIlahi itu sendiri 'melahirkan' seorang Hilal Asyraf.

"Semua itu membentuk kehidupan saya.
Kehidupan yang sukar menjadi lebih ringan.
Kehidupan yang sepi menjadi lebih terisi.
Dan Allah SWT izin, kehidupan saya sendiri mula berubah."

"Allah SWT memberikan saya potensi, maka saya bercita-cita untuk tidak membazirkannya."

[ Boleh baca Umum: Catatan Terakhir Sebagai Bujang Di LangitIlahi.Com dengan lebih lanjut ]

[Baca juga Jawapan Hilal Asyraf kepada Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad sebagai respons kepada persoalan berkenaan Hukum Hudud oleh Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad yang kemudiannya dijawab menerusi Jawapan Kepada Hilal.

- Membacanya mengingatkan saya kepada pesanan Yusuf Estes:
Before we begin to provide answers, here are some important points to keep in mind:
1. As Muslims we cannot lie about anything, especially about our religion
2. We have original recorded sources of our religion: The Quran and Teachings of Muhammad. This is a very unique part of Islam, not available in any other ancient religions.
3. Sometimes "questions" contain misinformation. We must qualify what it is that someone is saying against what they are implying.
4. If you find the answer to your question makes you say, "I didn't know that" or "This is good" are you ready to worship your God and your Lord without and partners? This what Islam is really all about. The most important subject is the worship of Almighty God, without any partners or associates or "gods" besides Almighty God]


Dalam hati saya sungguh-sungguh berdoa semoga Allah izinkan lebih ramai lagi penulis Muslim dengan citarasa dan arah tuju seperti Hilal Asyraf dan beberapa lagi penulis dakwah selebriti atau bukan selebriti.

Mungkin ada yang berpendapat "cukup-cukuplah penulis dakwah". Tidak. Tidak ada limit kecukupan dalam usaha dakwah.

Penulis seperti merekalah yang wajar diangkat.
Penulis seperti merekalah yang wajar untuk dibanggakan.
Penulis seperti merekalah yang menaikkan martabat pejuang pena.

Semoga suatu hari nanti saya juga mampu untuk lebih menyumbang ke jalan dakwah melalui penulisan...
Amiin Ya Khaliq.

Ya Allah, tetapkan kami dijalan menujuMU.
Amiin Ya Latif.

P.S: Alang-alang ramai follower, alang-alang ada yang mendengar, sampaikanlah CintaNYA dan legasi cinta Muhammad.

Baraka Allahu Lakuma wa Baraka alikuma, Wa jamaah baina kuma fee khair untuk Hilal Asyraf dan isteri.

Wassalam.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Forza Azzurri -- Congrats & Thank You


Whoa.
What a game!

Almost drop my jaw for the first goal.
Bit my fingers for the second goal.
Lost my words when Thiago Motta left the game.
Experienced vertigo for the third goal.
Lie down for the fourth.

Full time:
Italy 0 - 4 Spain ( Silva 14' | Jordi Alba 41' | Torres 84' | Juan Mata 88' )

Football heart break is genuine heart break.
Especially when two sweethearts fight against each other.
Can't you two just be in one team?! (sincerely me, being silly~)


It is heart crushing to see Buffon leading the squad for their silver medallion.
It is epic to see Casillas with the trophy.
It would be more epic to see Buffon with the trophy ^_____^ v

Winning EUFA EURO 2012 is important for both Italy and Spain. Italy to wins after 44 years and Spain to wins their third European title consequently. My darling Azzurri has given their best; but best men win (better men win?). La Roja definitely deserve the title. We have seen how determination being redefined by Spain in World Cup 2010. They did it again last night, proving they are the best football team in the world.

Congratulations to Spain for the European title hat trick.
Congratulations and big thank you to Italy for being in the final.

Though they were defeated (thrashed 0-4 some media said), I believe the Azzurri has shown great performance. They take risk and played the game differently from their usual defensive religion. There is hope for better Azzurri - another reason for fans to keep on supporting them. Furthermore, for once the Azzurri gives impression that they could win the title and make the neutrals to consider choosing them over Spain.

It is just not their time, yet.
And yes, still a pround Azzurri fan! *wink*


[The ever inspiring] Gianluigi Buffon, Italy captain:
"It's ended badly because we faced a great team who deserved to win. Sometimes in life you need to be able to accept defeat and compliment opponents who were better. They have a lot of players who are accustomed to playing certain types of games, important games like the final of a European Championship. I think at the start we paid for this because we were not the same Italy as we have been. We have nothing to complain about. Spain were the better team and we congratulate them."

"It hurts this way. The game was already over after the first half. With Italy reduced to ten men after 61 minutes, the Spanish dominated the game and won a historical third trophy in a row." Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy

"Italy, don't cry. The Azzurri were tired and reduced to ten men for almost half an hour, and they go home with a 4-0 loss that cannot make us forget a thrilling tournament. [Giorgio] Chiellini and Thiago Motta's injuries were decisive." Tuttosport, Italy
(Source: Europe's papers shower Spain with praise)