Sunday, May 26, 2013

I know not

" This was my great turning point.

But, in a strange way, selling the cello was a relief.

I felt freed from the ties that had bound me for so long.

What I'd always taken as my dream maybe hadn't been one after all."

Daigo Kobayashi, Okuribito(Departures) .


"..but perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah SWT Knows, while you know not."

Al-Baqarah 2:216


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Kerja

Andai ada kemahiran/skill kerja asas yang ingin aku syorkan pada anda semua, ia adalah;

1. ability to prioritize task and problem - fiqh al-awlawiyat
2. ability to function in and as a group - musyawwarah
3. ability to pause and reflect before, upon and after making a decision - muhasabah

Macam mana nak kuasai kemahiran ini? Ikhlaskan niat, jangan malu bertanya dan belajar dari kesilapan dan pengalaman.

Wallahua'alam.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

She is coming!


My wife's coming next week. I can't wait.

It's almost winter now, with few sub-zero temperatures recorded in the recent nights. Hopefully she will find the transition from the tropics to a relatively cooler climate easy. 

Regardless, I have made a few precautionary measure; I have fitted the rooms with more gas heater, a proper outdoor hiking sleeping bag, winter clothing and cold/flu medicines. I'm sure with the sleeping bag that I've bought, she can even sleep comfortably in the poles.

I asked her not to bring any food or herbs just to ease her during the CIQ inspection. It can be quite tedious and troublesome. We can do the shopping later anyway. 

Few sight-seeing spots I have aimed to go while she's here, along with the usual shopping avenues. I'm still contemplating whether to bring her to the Philip Island or the Great Ocean Road. The ocean scenery in both place are exhilarating and breath-taking, but extremely cold and windy with the antartic breeze during winters. I'll see how she cope first and then decide later.

I've also planned to bring her to meet the local community around here. Few Malaysian and local Muslim families have invited us for dinner and etc.

And perhaps, if we have time, and when I'm off work, we can sit in front of the fire-place with hot coffee and just talk for hours, catching up with our lives. We can sit together and recite the Holy Qur'an after the Subuh prayer and later watch the morning sky as the sun rise slowly from the horizon. We can go to the lake and walk in the cool evening breeze, and tell each other funny stories about our work-live.

Dear God, I can't wait.