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Why Should Someone Blog?

I often come to the people who after the question: why do you blog?

I have my own answer, however, here I got a really enlighten answer for the question you keep asking me. I hope this answer would find you well.

Actually, I embed this from Quora (seems like I am drowning in this kind of social networking!) for that question and this answer from Nikhil Garg was awesome and being highly voted up by Quora.
Enhanced expression: regularly writing about my thoughts and mental condition has made it easier for me to express and articulate whatever is on my mind.Stronger grip over language: regularly blogging has made me more conscious of sentence structures, readability, and general grammar. I used to be terrible with spellings (and I still am) but thanks to spell-checker of the blogger, I'm in a much better state now. My vocabulary has improved too.Introspection: if I'm putting my thoughts out on a blog for the whole world to read, I've to be extra cautious and be really sure abo…

My Beautiful Butterfly

You are bright, and, that beautiful,
I hope you knew it,
As the summer outside,
But more lovely and more temperate,
  - as Shakespeare had penned
Centuries ago,
Even the most glorious summer morning,
Will never match yours.

If only you knew,
That, I love you,
With so much of my heart,
That none is left to protest.

I want to revel,
Into your innocence,
Your naiveté, and sweetness,
That, I have a courage,
To tell the world,
That, I love you,
My beautiful butterfly…
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Putrajaya, 16 November 2014
03:18 PM

To Share or Not To

I always stuck in a dilemma at the two junctions; to share or not to of my dreams. I’m not a fan of talking much, I rather do it silently and save the rest for later.

However, I feel its necessity to share and to discuss my dreams to others. My mum, of course. She would support whatever I want to do in my life. My friends, colleagues, and strangers is another story.

Often I feel like a burden on my shoulder once I told someone about my dreams. It looks like I failed miserably if I couldn’t manage to make it. It sounds like I am just babbling around. At least, that is what I think.

A couple days ago, I shared a few my dreams with someone I just met about 4 hours. He’s a cool young guy. We talk about life and stuff, share a morsel of everything as I could remember. And somehow we became a friend.

At first, I hesitate. This is the usual me. The confabulations go verily in me. The introspection going to a state of wilderness. Is this a right thing to do or are there some other way rounds?

Pada Yang Mengatakan; Buli Membentuk Peribadi Kelelakian

Hal buli heboh seminggu dua ini. Padahal, buli dan segala yang sewaktu dengannya tiada pernah terhenti zaman berzaman. Cuma kali ini ianya berbeza apabila dirakam jenayah tersebut dalam sebuah klip pendek.

Awal tahun ini, saya menulis – bercerita sebenarnya – mengenai adik rakan saya yang dibuli di SDAR, Negeri Sembilan. Banyak komentar yang saya terima, banyaknya negatif dari kalangan alumni SDAR, termasuklah khabarnya ada laporan polis dibuat ke atas saya kerana memfitnah.

Saya memilih untuk berdiam. Bertengkar dalam ruangan komen adalah sia-sia, tambahnya pula apabila para pengomel hampir semuanya dijangkiti sindrom kesetiaan membabi buta dalam mempertahankan serta menafikan perbuatan tersebut.

Buli tidak termasuk dalam kata perbuatan sebenarnya. Ianya perlu ditakrifkan sebagai jenayah terkutuk.

Saya perlu mengakui, antara yang mendorong saya untuk banyak kali memberi respons terhadap isu buli adalah kerana saya sendiri pernah melalui pengalaman dibuli.

Walaupun saya tidaklah di…

The Kei, Echizen and Uniqlo

Tennis comes to its ending this season, after a series of tournaments, it is London for the final showdown. As usual, I enjoy watching this sport as much as I enjoy football, cycling and Formula 1.

ATP World Tour Finals 2014 quite appealing since I have Kei Nishikori, The Kei as my bet to challenge the title. He already got 4 single titles this season alone, including in Kuala Lumpur and his home country, Japan.

He’s unbelievable. I follow him throughout this season and witnessing how his games improving consistently. The best thing about him, and might sound too bias is he is Asian. I bet he will be the best contender for major titles next season.

Right now he leads in the First Round against Andy Murray. Just hope he will do well since Kei, besides Murray, are in the same group with Federer and Milos Raonic. If he manages to win the first game, it's supposed to be a great advantage for him to break the top spot in the group stage.

UPDATE: He won straight set 6-4 6-4 against Murra…

Manusia dan Lakonan

"There's a difference between playing and playing games. The former is an act of joy, the latter — an act." Saya memetik tulisan Vera Nazarian dalam diari tahunan yang mengandungi nasihat-nasihat berguna, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration mengenai tabiat manusia hipokrit. Manusia yang gemar berpura-pura dan berlakon seumpama malaikat, padahal punya hati yang busuk.

Manusia ramainya, memang begini. Lumrah semula jadi asal penciptaan manusia itu sendiri.

Menurut Tariq Ramadan, kalau diamati tulisan pemikir besar semenjak Socrates, Plato dan Aristotle, dan dari ajaran-ajaran Hindu sehinggalah kepada agama Samawi, manusia memang dilahirkan dengan kecenderungan untuk menolak atau menafikan kewujudan serta kepentingan yang lain dari diri mereka.

Jadi tidak hairan untuk melihat manusia sering berlakon, atau berpura-pura (pretending) bagi mencapai sesuatu maksud. Dalam banyak keadaan, kepura-puraan dan lakonan sebegini tidaklah lain cumalah melakar sikap hipokrit pada diri …

Kerana Tuhan Tidak Bisu

Kadang kala, bukan, banyak kali sebenarnya, Tuhan berbicara dengan kita tanpa kita sedari. Cuma kita perlu mempunyai sedikit rasa sedar untuk merasai dan memahami bicara-Nya.

Sedang kita memandu di tengah kesesakan, satu masa kita memberi laluan dan memudahkan untuk kenderaan lain, tidak lama selepas itu pasti akan ada kenderaan lain akan memudahkan laluan untuk kita.

Sedang kita ketawa, ALLAH dengan lembut menyentak kita seketika, untuk memberi peringatan agar tidaklah terlalu senang dengan cebisan nikmat yang dikurnia-Nya. Moga dengan itu kita sesekali tidak melupakan siapa pemberi yang paling utama dan tidak ketawa panjang.

Sedang kita bersedih, kita menyelak helaian al-Quran dan ketika itulah Tuhan menemukan kita dengan ayat-ayat berupa janji-Nya buat orang yang bersabar. Dan peringatan-peringatan yang cukup membahagiakan.

Demikianlah, Tuhan berbicara dengan kita. Saya bermonolog sendirian – semalam, mencari-cari jawapan kepada quest for meaning yang selalu saya ungkapkan dalam …