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HP Netbook for da wife September 26, 2009

Filed under: Diary,work — visitor74 @ 4:18 am

bershopping Lowyatt tadi. belikan HP netbook for wife. she needs it for her work. it’s a cute instrument. i hope it’s worth the buy. HP notebook has not been good with their batteries. tend to go kaput after a few months.

yang aku perasan sekarang, semakin ramai bangsa lain jadi penjual kat lowyatt. kalau dulu muka cina jer , sekarang dah banyak muka bangla dan pakistani.

contohnya kenalan baru kami, let’s call him Tajam for short. dia yang jual kami netbook tu. dia asal dari Pakistan tapi dah menetap kat Malaysia sebab family dia pun kat sini katanya.

dia degree islam jurisprudence (feqh) dari al-azhar. MBA in economics. tapi sekarang jurujual komputer. terdesak agaknya. sebab dia kata kalau ikut dia, dia nak jadi ustaz ngajar agama. had good discussion with him. memang pengetahuan agama dia tinggi. aku tanya kacang jer dia jawap. so betullah gamaknya dia graduate fiqh. bab komputer pun dia mampuh jugak. good salesman.

 

sakit mata

Filed under: Diary — visitor74 @ 4:05 am

masa beraya di rumah maklang, adalah pulak mereka yang dah kena infection mata. you know, the ones with the reddish eye, taik mata jadi macam glue and your eyes feels like it always have sand in em?

first my wife got it, then mom. i pray fervently not to get it and took all the necessary precaution and deterrent tehniques. i mean, me still in holiday mood what. but man proposes, God disposes.

dah ditakdirkan aku kena jugak. dua hari aku selamat. aleh aleh pagi tadi mata dah lain macam.. wa… wa…

rezeki untuk doctor. sebab tiga orang dari family aku kena, itu dah dekat seratus cost dah. that was one expensive visit to penang!

dah takdir. takkan nak salahkan raya kan.

the right thing to do is to stay home, try not infect other people. but… it’s holiday what..

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been walking around wearing sunglasses today. afraid that people might think that i’m so vain. so i explained complete strangers my predicament.

it’s no fun having this eye infection. geram jer rasa. tak selesa. you’d know. barulah teringat kembali nikmat dapat guna mata dengan selesa. Allah tarik sikit jer.

we decided not to go ahead with our plan to visit houses for raya. the first three days of the infection is very infectious. we rather not trouble other people.

badan pun dah rasa nak demam. demam datang sekali ke? hu hu. terima jerlah. sekali sekala Dia nak bagi sakit.

 

http://30mosques.com September 23, 2009

Filed under: Interesting — visitor74 @ 10:37 pm

check out this blog: http://30mosques.com.

it’s about two muslim guys in New York who started a project to visit 30 mosques during ramadhan and blog about thier experience there. so we got to know a bit about the muslim communities in NYC, the capital of 9/11.

made me sad that i didn’t spent any day doing iftar at any of the masjids this year. i used to do so during my younger days. mostly because i want to save money on food. he he. but is was good experience. at one ramadhan, me and the guys even moonlighted at one of the mosque to clean dishes after iftar and supper. super.

those were simpler times.

 

mask of zorro

Filed under: Monolog — visitor74 @ 7:30 pm

i seldom see people donning the mask anymore. either the swine flu virus has died down or we developed a strong immunization to it already. somebody told me that he heard (so don’t bring this to the bank) that actually we all already have the virus inside us. it’s just the question whether our antibody is strong enough to suppress it.

i like that excuse. i’m not a fan of the mask from day one and not about to wear it in the near future. ignorance is such a bliss isn’t it?

the media has been reporting much about the flu lately. i like to think it’s because the cases has taken a dip. it would be a disaster if it has not. what with the people mingling with one another during this festive season. or has the media just suppress the news because the don’t to put a wet blanket over people’s celebration? oh well,

selamat hari raya.

 

Mak Long Tan September 22, 2009

Filed under: Diary,Family — visitor74 @ 6:29 am

tadi beraya kat rumah mak long. dia sepupu mak. membesar bersama mak sebab during my mom’s childhood, mak long’s dad took care of her at ipoh. so she is close to mom.

rumah kat ipoh was one of the memories that i remember fondly. mak long sort of an academic achiever ( not sure to what degree ) but she does have interesing books. i can trace back my interest of self help books to her collection of that range of books. i guess i did ‘borrowed’ some of her books without her permission.

mak long now is between jobs. she likes to do small business and one of the thing she likes to is teaching. she is doing it small time at the moment, but she would love to open her own tuition center.

she also a good writer perhaps. she wanted to write a book about her late mother but she never got round to it. i asked about it today and she explained that to write the books factually, she might have to spill some beans and open the skeleton in the cupboard and so she thought better not. or if she could find a way around it.

i like because i feel like i can have an intelligent conversation with her.

 

maaf zahir dan batin, yer.

Filed under: Diary,Interesting,Monolog — visitor74 @ 6:09 am

semalam semasa raya pertama, ada saudara dari Australia pulang beraya. dah lapan tahun dia tak balik. dia saudara baru. tidaklah baru sangat. dah masuk islam sebelum kahwin lagi. sentiasa pakai kopiah di kepala. ada janggut lagi. nampak very islamic. dia sanggup pindah dari New Zealand ke Australia sebab dia nak pendidikan islamic kat anak anak dia. sebab di New Zealand, takde islamic school yang bagus. not that they are well off to pick and choose as they wish, but he made the effort. i like the guy. his name is Firdaus, the name of one of the heaven. may he lead his life so that he would end up there.

masa dia mula sampai, sepupu sepupu yang muda lain kelam kabut bertanyakan macam mana nak ucap ‘minta maaf zahir batin’ in english. err, forgive me outside and inside? entahlah. dalam masa yang singkat, tak dapat aku nak bagi translation cun yang menepati kehendak mereka. nor would i like to do so.

so instead aku explain kat dorang dalam masa yang singkat itu, bahawa cukuplah dorang cakap ‘eid mubarak’ sahaja kat dia sebab itulah ucapan rasul dan sahabat. mintak maaf ni sebenarnya bukan budaya islam. erk!

maksud aku, bukan budaya islam memerlukan kita bermaafan semasa beraya ni. bermaafan itu sentiasa sahaja terbuka di setiap masa. tapi di sini, macam exclusive masa raya jer. sampaikan kalau salah, boleh cakap ‘alah, raya nanti mintak maaf…’ kalau esok kau mati, macam mana? dah tak sempat nak minta maaf.

entah siapa yang mula bermaafan semasa syawal, kita tak tau. dah sebati sangat dah. mungkin aku dah bagi cultural shock pada mereka di pagi raya. tapi aku dapat kesempatan untuk memberi sedikit ilmu yang sebenarnya aku pun baru sangat tau.

 

see you at the top

Filed under: Monolog — visitor74 @ 5:55 am

nordin mat top sekali lagi dikatakan telah mati. dia dikatakan mele’top’kan dirinya dgn kawan kawannya yang. (the ‘top’ thing i came up on my own. rememer that you read it here first).

kerajaan dikatakan telah berbesar hati untuk membawa jasad beliau pulang untuk disemadikan di Malaysia.

tried as I might, I failed to feel remorse for the guy. i can’t relate to him. i don’t understand him. and i feel glad that he’s over. can somebody tell me otherwise? can somebody tell me that i should feel sorry for the man?

NoordinTop-FBI

it’s hard for me to hate people. i usually can dig down inside me to try to understand other people which are different from me. that eventhough they are wrong in my thinking, somehow i can give a reason for their thinking. but not this guy. sorry.

aku nak tau, kitab mana dia rujuk yang bagi dia kelulusan apa yang dia buat tu? ustaz mana atau tok guru mana bagi ijazah kat dia? uni mana yang dah ajar dia ni? sekolah mana yang dah didik dia?

maka gembiralah buat seketika penduduk indonesia yang mungkin marahkan Nordin di atas pengeboman dia. terutama sekali kumpulan ‘relawan ganyang malaysia’ itu ataupun ‘relawan bangang indonesia’.

dikhabarkan mereka bawak buluh dan buat roadblock sambil check passport untuk cari rakyat malaysia. tapi, setelah beberapa jam dorang buat roadblock tu, tak jumpa jugak rakyat malaysia.

heh! kalau kita nak cari indon, takyah buat roadblock pun. pusing kepala dua tiga kali, dah nampak indon dah. kat mana dorang tinggal pun kita tau. maksudnya, lagi banyak orang indon dan boyan kat sini dari rakyat kita kat sana. nak kami start cari ke?

apa sangat yang dorang nak marah? nak kita kira ke berapa rumah dah kena rampok dek indon? berapa isteri dicurik suami dan sebagainya? mereka banyak berbuat onar kat sini. sampai dah jadi normal dah. macam dah diterima masyarakat malaysia. kita tak asah buluh pun lagi.

kalau nak emo pun, tengok tempat la brader.