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"La Tahzan, InnaAllaha ma'ana" (Al- Quran: Surah At- Taubah- Verse 40)
Translation: "Be not sad (or afraid), surely Allah is with us."

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." ~Edmund Burke~

'It's not what the world holds for you, but what you bring to it' ~Anne of Green Gables~

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Malayan Tigers Roared So Loudly Tonight!


Muahahahahaaaa... Happy happy happy!

Who is the CHAMPION of AFF Suzuki Cup 2010?!


Say that again!!!


For the first time in a very very long time, I'm so proud of Malaysia's football team. This young team reminds me very much of my own younger time, when Malaysia's football team was great.

You guys rock! Kacak sangattt!!!

So, CONGRATULATIONS to Malaysia's National Football team... and THANK YOU for making us so proud. I pray for this greatness to continue and all the best to all of you! 

Did you watch the match just now? I was impressed at how friendly the players from each country are with each other. When one about to get into a misunderstanding, another will come to calm the situation. When one was injured, another come to provide first aid... and they were not from the same team.

So, good job to both Malaysia & Indonesia teams & audiences. We have all shown a good spirit in sport (with a few harmless incidents... but should not be happening again in the future). But I have to say, I was worried with the safety of our players when they were in Indonesia. All the insults and accusations were unnecessary. Just stop it already.

Malaysia and Indonesia will always be inspiring rivals, I think. Which can be put to the advantage of both parties. After all, we are different yet the same.

And again, CONGRATULATIONS to HARIMAU MALAYA!!! Your roar that is echoing loudly all over the country is sending butterflies in the stomachs of your future opponents!

Cayalah!!! I am so PROUD!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's the time to disco....

Hihihiiii... First time experience in a disco a.k.a night club last night.

Company event...They wanted to try something different this year... So, disco instead of a hotel. I don't mind... I've never been to a night club before... And I would never purposely go to a night club on my own... Last night was my chance... So I excitedly took it... Ngeeeeee....

Some people were shocked that I've never been to a disco before. I was also shocked that they were shocked.

I don't think I look like a disco material... Errr...

Anyway, the experience... Eh, no big deal. Dark place, limited lighting, loud music, soft drinks, alcohol, crowded... Luckily it was a company event. So, not so dark, not so crowded and limited alcohol...

As I remarked to my good friend, Anastasia... Kinokuniya is a much better place... hihihihiiii... *The remark of a nerdy speechless :P*

I left as soon as all the lucky draw winners were announced...

My observation... most of the people tending the bars are Malays... which I suspected also Muslims... and they serve alcohol... which leave me speechless again. I wonder if they don't know... or think that they have no other career choice out there... or perhaps, this is what they love doing.

I'm speechless... really speechless... and sad... and disappointed...

Anyhow, as experience is vital for a writer... I can now say that, I've experienced night club... Not so much... But enough...

Once is enough :)

Speechless off to having fun at Kinokuniya... yeay!!!!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Against the Current...

Last AidilAdha, my cousin & I watched this movie 'Against the Current'... A movie which in my opinion 'intriguing yet very disturbing'.

Intriguing because I have never encounter such depressed person who had tried everything to feel better but nothing worked.

Disturbing because it's difficult to understand how can someone go through all the troubles... just to end his life.

At the end of the movie, my cousin & I, we were both speechless...

The story is about a man who lost his wife and unborn child... so depressed by the lost, he wanted to take his own life by trying to jump off the building of his apartment. Luckily, his best friend got there just in time and were able to talk him out of the idea, out of desperation by saying 'Give it time. If in 5 years, you still feel the same, you can kill yourself and I will not stop you.' Something like that. So, that worked and the man changed his mind.

Not really...

Apparently, 5 years later, he still felt the same. But this time, he wanted to achieve something before the anniversary of his wife's death... He wanted to swim the length of Hudson River. His best friend & another girl friend who didn't know his real intention, supported him. The journey took about 1-2 weeks... I can't really remember. Along the way, they had fun, went through a lot together... he even made a romantic connection with the girl friend.

You would think that after all that happy times he spent with his best friend and a romance with the girl friend, he would change his mind...


After he was done swimming the length of Hudson River, he was still determined to keep his suicide plan and just continued swimming to the wide ocean. Despite the best friend crying and begging him not to...

When he was already on his way towards the ocean, the best friend wanted to go after him, to bring him back. But the girl friend said, 'Don't... if he wants to turn back, he will'.

If I was the the best friend or the girl friend, I will do everything in my power to stop him even though it means breaking my promises... Some promises are not meant to be kept...

What if by the time he changes his mind, he's already so tired and no energy left to turn back? He will just drown and die with all the regrets of taking his own life, of selfishly leaving all his beloved, of not giving himself more time and of not trying hard enough to get better.

Of knowing that whatever the reason is, suicide is never the answer.

Life is full of challenges... He's not the only one being tested. If other people can get through their challenges, so can he.

If you believe in God, get closer to Him. He'll guide you. He'll help you. He'll make everything better.

If you don't believe in God, then start believing. Because... we are only human. There are times when we feel so hopeless, like everything is going wrong and nothing can help us... we start to look up to the sky, wishing for a divine power, to help pull us through.

I'm so disturbed by this movie... I wish, this is only a movie. A writer dark imagination and not based on some true events or true stories. Although it is not hard to believe that this kind of things could happen in real life as well.

Anyway, in conclusion... I don't think you would want to watch this movie. Unless you're doing research for your degree in psychology... Otherwise there are many other meaningful, non-depressing movies out there.

Have a great life everyone! Be good ok!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Salam Maal Hijrah 1432

Feels like faster than a blink of an eye... it's new year again... Soon after, we'll celebrate another new year.

The life of a muslim... We have two new years to celebrate but none will mean anything if every year is the same and the next year is no better than the last.

So, it's now time to gear up ourselves with those resolutions again... old, new, carry forward... anything! Lets set at least a target and work for it ok!

And... don't forget the new year's doa... before and after!

I wish everyone a successful and blessed 1432H!

Salam Maal Hijrah!