Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What a waste!

Waste of your precious time, your self well being, your much needed sleep and at the end of it, you get the wrath of Allah. So seek Allah's forgiveness and get on with your life.

I read cik tutor's blog and it seems we were in the same boat. She called last night and I poured my hearts out. Surprisingly, she calmed me down telling me that there might be a hikmah why things happened that way. This morning, I kept myself busy with work and more work . Alhamdulillah, things went quite well and I managed to settle my work with my friends' support!

Well, there are 6 billion people living on Earth at this moment. Why bother with one who has an attitude problem. You can acknowledge her/his presence by giving salam and get on with your mission in life. Look around and you would find others who are kind-hearted .

I guess, there's still some hope that everything will be better.

Hope is the light which guides us, when all doors are closed
Hope whispers 'knock again' when you wonder through the night
Hope whispers 'I'm your perpetual light'


Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I'm back. Actually I got home from Jitra last Thursday and had to attend a meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. On arrival at my parent's house, I was still able to help my mum making the beds and mopping the floor. Yes, my sister and her family were coming home. En suami fondly called her Puan Hajjah. He also gave Tuan Haji Azman a big welcoming hug!

On Saturday, we went shopping. School will reopen in a week's time and I treat myself to a new pair of shoes and a handbag!

After all the excitement, I came down with fever on Sunday. I knew I was exhausted and really needed a rest. Alhamdulillah, I was up and about and felt fine the next day after 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep!

Cik tutor once told me that we could let go of our frustrations by blogging. I was quite unhappy these past few days, especially if I had to deal with a certain type of people.

I get along fine with people with sincere intentions; kind-hearted, never talk behind your back, helpful and most importantly 'sedar diri'. I hope my children and their future spouses will be blessed with beautiful akhlak which is pleased by Allah and all mankind. It is easier said than done. To have children with respectful akhlak is not an overnight work. Rasullullah narrates that :

“Setiap bayi itu dilahirkan atas dasar fitrah. Maka kedua orang tuanyalah yg membuatnya menjadi Yahudi, Nashrani atau Majuzi.”

I hope that en suami and I have done our best in raising our children. We know they are not perfect; always sensitive and sometimes loud but deep inside they have the nicest hearts.

Alhamdulillah, I feel much better already.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Time flies....

It has been quite a while. I've been busy these few days attending to family matters. En doktor came home with his wife last Friday. He took 2 days off to send his wife to Lumut for the induction course. The course started on Monday and ended yesterday afternoon. En doktor drove back to KB on Monday.

Then Azhar and I took the train trip to Kuala Pilah on Tuesday. We only spent a night in Kuala Pilah. During the short stay, I managed to do the usual household chores ; did the laundry, tidied the kitchen and dusted the house. Next Saturday, I am going for a five-day course in Jitra, so Azhar will be staying with my parents in Tambun.

On 23rd December, all the teachers including the new ones are required to report for the new session. I hope that everybody will be in high spirit and strive to work diligently.

Well, gotta go now. There's some housework to be done, exam results to be analysed and clothes to be packed!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Du'a si ibu

Seorang wanita pertengahan umur yang sudah berumah tangga dan memiliki anak-anak yang sudah meningkat dewasa bertanya kepada si ibunya.

'Mak, ada kawan nak pergi Mekah, buat umrah. Mak nak kirim du'a tak?'
Si ibu menarik nafas panjang. ' Tolong du'akan agar anak-anak mak bertimbang rasa kat mak'. Satu pesanan yang membuatkan saya tersentap dan terfikir; seorang ibu boleh menjaga sepuluh orang anak, tapi sepuluh orang anak belum tentu dapat menjaga hati dan perasaan seorang ibu.

Timbang rasa?

Timbang rasa bukan perkara yang senang. Ia adalah perbuatan yang amat sensitif kepada perasaan orang, mengambil kira kepentingan orang sambil memikirkan kita tidak menjadi punca masalah orang . Orang yang bertimbang rasa sentiasa mempertimbangkan kepentingan, perasaan dan pemikiran orang lain, sebelum membuat keputusan sendiri. Dia sentiasa bertanya apa kata orang, apa pandangan orang, apa jadi pada orang. Sifat ini adalah nilai yang paling asasi dalam kebudayaan dan masyarakat Melayu. Ia bukan berkait rapat dengan rasional tetapi dengan perasaan orang.

Jika dengan orang yang bukan sedarah sedaging pun kita digalakkan untuk bertimbang rasa, inikan pula dengan si ibu yang melahirkan dan membesarkan kita. Di zaman yang serba canggih dan 'stressful' ini, kita jangan sekali-kali 'forward' masalah yang hadir dalam hidup kita untuk diselesaikan oleh si ibu . Kita boleh berbincang dengan ibu (she'll appreciate it) dan ajak adik beradik yang lain untuk sama-sama beri pendapat untuk cuba selesaikan. Jika masalah itu melibatkan perasaan, pengalaman kehidupan dan royanan , sila telefon ibu-ibu anda untuk sesi konsultasi , sekurang-kurangnya hati ibu terhibur, dan Allah akan menghiburkan hati-hati kita. Tapi jika masalah anda adalah wang berpuluh ribu ringgit untuk memiliki kereta pujaan, then solve the problem yourself.

Monday, December 6, 2010


En suami was very busy during the weekend that Azhar and I decided to travel to Kuala Pilah. I love going to KP, a place where I can rewind. No cats to be fed, school is hundreds of miles away, only one supermarket for window shopping , no internet, no ASTRO and housework is very minimal. As usual, we chose Electric Train Service (ETS) as our mode of transport. It is very reliable, comfortable and my neighbour's daughter who works there gave us discounts on the food and drinks that we bought! We reached Seremban after the 3-hour long journey.

From Seremban, en suami drove us to KP and we reached his house after maghrib. We went shopping, cooked dinner and retired for the night.

En suami had a busy weekend.On Saturday he had to welcome the lecturers from the University who gave a talk on biotechnology. Then, there was the preparation to welcome the Menteri Besar on Monday. The students were busy rehearsing for the big day.

Most of my time was spent in front of the TV , contemplating and completing my school work. After I've completed my work, Azhar and I tidied the house.We mopped the floors, kept the old newspapers away, dusted the house and Alhamdulillah, by the time en suami was home, he was totally impressed.

Now, I am back in Ipoh. There's so much to do. Today is the last day of Hijriah. Azhar and I are going to the mosque for the Awal Muharram celebration. We are encouraged to read the end of year du'a and also the new year du'a. Ma'al Hijrah everybody and May Allah bless us.