Friday, September 16, 2016

Selamat Hari Malaysia



Biar pandangan kabur
Biar jasad dibayangi
Biar malam kelam
Namun semangat harus berkobar
Jiwa harus teguh
Pendirian harus jitu
Biar apa kata mereka
Biar onak ranjau berduri
Moga tersemat dalam hati
Moga terpaku dalam diri
Di mana bumi dipijak
Di mana lagi harus dijunjung
Kalau bukan negaraku yang satu

Selamat Hari Malaysia 
Tanah Tumpah Darahku.

#selamatharimalaysia 
#happymalaysiaday 
#takecare



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Romen



Frankly, I still can't get over with the act of (too much and too many) "borrowing" or "loan" English words to Bahasa Malaysia. We've been doing it for years but to add more words on the list, we may need to reconsider. e.g. program, konklusi, akomodasi, fasiliti, transaksi, translasi, klien, konsultasi, interviu, konferen dan banyak lagi.

But by borrowing the word "romance" and "sci-fi" and make it Bahasa Malaysia would inspire young people to normalize the act. Be creative. Yes, please be creative. Be artsy fartsy. Please do so. But, there are things you need to think thoroughly.

"Romen" and "Saifai" are amongst the example of the new age borrowing or loan words. See! It changes the context. "Romen" itself is a loan word and it brings different connotation in the Malay context.

If it is used in promoting books, it would lead to different perceptions or expectations or misconceptions. But who cares right? As long as you can be creative in expressing your feelings, people will idolize you? No!

Aspire to inspire. Publishers and experienced writers/authors/poet/lyricist etc should look into this issue. So that the youngsters will have proper channels to seek for knowledge and be creative in writing their pieces. #bahasajiwabangsa

Monday, July 25, 2016

Hati Manusia


Kadang kita lupa
Kadang kita leka
Siapa yang selalu ada
Yang di depan mata
Tak dihargai atau dipuji
Yang jauh juga tetap di hati
Hmm Manusia.

Sifatnya 
Tidak pernah sempurna
Sikapnya
Tidak pernah elok
Mahunya
Yang sungguh hebat
Seleranya 
Yang amat besar
Hmm Manusia.

Memang tidak pernah cukup.
Memang tidah pernah puas. 


On the other note:

Been away for a month. Been imagining myself to keep writing here but I did not. Blame me for that. I guess, I am too busy appreciating people and life that I have. Oh, It is not appreciating but rather learning to appreciate people. Something that we normally take it for granted. Sometimes I do feel like letting go. Sometimes I do feel like leaving an empty space. Sometimes I do feel like giving up. But, most of the times, I do feel that this is not the right thing to do. This is not what its supposed to be. This is not what its meant for me. And then, all the "what if's" questions pouring down all over the place. What if, this is my last day? What if, this is their last day? What if, I have not expressed my gratitude? What if, they do not know my feeling? What if, they do not know that I love them? What if, they do not know how I am grateful to have them in my life? What if? What if? And there are more of it. 

I feel suffocated.
Have I done my best?

But what about me? My self and my heart?
I am okay. I am mending it, collecting pieces of it. To make it complete.
By having, 
By making,
By being,
By trying,
-- my best.  


On the other, other note:

Yang selalu ada, 
di setiap sisi, 
di setiap rasa, 
di setiap ruang 
dan peluang,
tak perlu dilakar nama,
tak perlu dihebah dunia,
cukup mereka tahu
I am grateful
to have you.

Terima kasih. Moga sentiasa dirahmati dan dikasihi.



.Shah Alam sedang dibasahi hujan, mujur hati tidak tempias basah. 24Julai2016. 0235am. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Perception

Perception is something unique. As we are all different from one another, our perceptions are similarly different for everyone. It is based on how we view our world. Sometimes, the way we perceive things determine on how we tackle our situation. For example, when there are two people in a similar situation, both of them might tackle the situation differently. Their schemata, values or even experience will influence their choices in dealing with it.

For some, one particular thing might look easy or common sense but, some others, it might be the hardest issue they need to face with. It is unfair to generalize all to have the same thought as ours. It is because we do not have the same capability to begin with. In my case for example, I value my family just like how other people value theirs. For me, my family includes the extended ones. It does not revolve around my nuclear family only. I would do extra miles for the rest of my family members just the way I would treat my own family. However, for some, they value family as only their nuclear family. And I can assure that nothing is wrong with it. It is because we are still focusing on the same basic which is family. It is just that my view on it is quite bigger compared to the others. Yet, I definitely cannot impose the values that I hold to the others because its their own choice.

As I said to my dear friend that we cannot read minds and we perceive things differently. These two combo surely affect our daily life in so many ways. You know when there is misunderstanding, mostly it is because of perception. One party will think that the other side is wrong, the other party will think the same as well. This might lead to bigger issue if none of them took the effort to settle the issue. I had experienced this situation with my own best friend. For me, she was being too dramatic and selfish. And, from her side, she thought that I have changed and started to leave her. So both of us perceived things differently and emotionally.We were avoiding each other to the extent it affected the precious years of friendship. Lucky us, that another best friend came and advised us to talk it out. So we met and confronted the issue just to realize that it was just a mere misunderstanding. So, the case solved. Alhamdulillah. But there are unsolved cases definitely. These kind of cases might involve deeper issue, trust or feelings. It takes times to settle it. And I believe that time heals all wound. So just be patience and have faith. hehe.

Back to perceptions. I always think that it is interesting on how people view things. One particular thing might have 100 perceptions from 100 different individuals. And it is fascinating to look at how people approach things based on their perceptions. I like it and as I am in the process of learning life lessons from someone, I do think that dissimilarity makes us unique entities. It colours our life or else we are going to have a mundane type of life. And again, I like it that I have a sparring partner to talk about these deep issues and conversations. Though I have to be extra careful as the sparring partner is definitely an intelligent person that I normally lost words and thoughts. haha.

Till then.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Rindu

Suatu perasaan yang begitu subjektif.
Tiada satu penjelasan yang mampu merungkai erti perasaan yang sebenar.
Betapa uniknya rasa bilamana rindu itu bertandang.
Dan pada setiap satu yang dirindui, rasa itu berbeza-beza.
Jika boleh dikelaskan, maka akan nampak beberapa tingkat rasa rindu itu.
Rindu pada pencipta paling agung rasanya.
Rindu pada yang hilang ada kesakitan yang tiada gambaran.
Rindu pada keluarga, teruja itu ada.
Rindu pada kawan-kawan terselit rasa bersalah sering dibebankan.
Rindu pada anak-anak murid, masa depan meraka yang ditaruhkan.
Rindu pada seseorang atau sesuatu yang tidak pasti dan belum tentu dimiliki lebih jauh rasa pedihnya.
Rindukan kedamaian dan ketenangan hati.
Rindu sesuatu yang pasti.
Rasa rindu itu sesuatu yang unik. Sekurangnya, hati ini masih mampu merindui.
Maksudnya hati ini belum mati dan pergi.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Just You


These are some of my lessons that I shared today. I did not plan any of it. But these are my reflections on the activity that we did together. Some of it, I can tell that, my concern for them.

I told them:

We are all unique.
Even our thumbprints are not identical 
with one another.
So I said to them
It is okay to be different.
It is okay to take the road not taken.
It is okay to be unique.
It is okay to be just you.
You don’t have to be like the others.

And it is okay not to belong. 
Be brave and venture the world.
And don’t settle for less.

***

I really hope they can remember some of it. 
Live their life to the max and enjoy it while they still can.


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