Sempena Mother's Day yang akan datang ni, aku hidangkan kisah-kisah tauladan untuk semua. Enjoy dan ambillah iktibar...
Kisah ini berlaku hampir 1 tahun yg lalu, seorang ibu tua dibawa oleh anak lelakinya yang tinggal di bandar menziarahi ahli keluarga di sebuah kampung. Sekembali dari tempat ziarah, si ibu kelihatan terkocoh-kocoh, pantas berlari keluar dari kereta. Langkahnya agak tergopoh-gopoh menaiki anak tangga rumah. Fikir si anak yang masih belum sempat menarik handbrake keretanya, pasti si ibu bergegas untuk segera menunaikan solat Maghrib kerana azan telah berkumandang di surau yang berdekatan. Tapi bila dia mula menjejaki anak tangga, "Subhanallah!" si anak terkejut melihat najis bejejeran di anak tangga dan dilaman rumah. "Mak sakit perut rupanya," bisik hatinya. Tanpa berlengah segera disinsingnya lengan baju dan kaki seluar. Najis disodok dan dibuangkan. Getah paip ditarik lalu dialirkan air menuruni anak tangga. Ibu yang sudah selesai membersihkan diri dan solat Maghrib terkocoh-kocoh sekali lagi menanggalkan telekung, mencapai baldi dan gayung dalam langkah yang terhencut-hencut cuba menuruni anak tangga. Terpana si ibu di muka pintu melihat anak-anak tangga sudah dimop bersih, seperti hilang akal sejenak. "Tak sembahyang Maghrib ke?" Tanya ibu kepada si anak dalam keadaan serba-salah. "Tak apalah mak, saya musafir, Maghrib tu di jamak takhir dengan Isyak nanti." Si ibu tak terkata apa. Tangan kanan masih memegang baldi. Tangan kiri pula memaut grill pintu. Matanya terus memerhatikan si anak, dalam hati penuh sebak dan keharuan, mengucap puji syukur pada Allah kerana anak yang diasuh sebesar dua tapak jari, dicucikan najisnya setiap hari itu, buat pertama kalinya menyucikan najis ibunya pula hari ini. "Ya Allah! begini mulia rahmatmu mengurniakan hamba mu ini anak yang soleh, dia mengenang jasa Ya Allah! dan membalas budi, aku bersyukur padamu.... aku bersyukur pada mu Ya Allah!" sempat si ibu memanjatkan doa dalam hati. Terasa benar maruahnya dihargai, tawadhuk sungguh mengecapi nikmat kasih....... Rentetan dari peristiwa itu, dapat dilihat keberkatan dalam hidup si anak kerana apa saja kerja yang dibuat terasa dipermudahkan oleh Allah. Inilah yang dikatakan keberkatan memuliakan insan yang dimuliakan oleh Allah SWT. Hadis Nabi saw : "Hinalah umatku, hinalah umatku, dimana dalam sisa usia orang tua mereka, tidak dimanfaatkan apa-apa untuk meraih rahmat dari Allah SWT"
"Mother is the name of God on the lips of all children" ~ Eric Draven (The Crow)
The Boyz From Oz
I don’t know what they’re having down there (I mean in Australia/ NZ), but I LOOOVEE actors from Down Under. My Top 4 are as follows:-
I first noticed him as Cole Turner aka Mr Phoebe Halliwell from Charmed and now I’m addicted to Nip/Tuck, thanks to the presence of this hottie. As Dr Christian Troy, he kept me glued to my seat, even though the one shown on our national television is brutally censored by the powers –that- be. From my observation, he is one of the actors that gets better looking as he grew older (e.g. Kevin Costner, David Duchovny). His early photos suck! This son of a former Australian Prime Minister was once married to Dannii Minogue. I really, really look forward to his latest movie – Fantastic Four, where he played the role of Dr Doom. (Villain lagi?!)
"I like the oppourtunity to play characters who have these dark sides but make the audience empathise with them. You want them to think there is some kind of sweeter, softer side to it."
Alahai…dah lama aku tak dengar berita ttg mamat sorang ni. I had a crush on him ever since that Coliseum scene in Gladiator (2000) – “Are you not entertained?” Wow, I AM entertained, Mr Crowe! I certainly am! He had come a long way since his Romper Stomper days. One of his up-coming projects is titled Cinderella Man. Aik? Mr Cinderella ke? Rest assured, there will be no Erra Fazira or Yusri KRU involved.
"All that stuff, this public persona of me - let's call him 'the wild man' - that is not helpful. It doesn't make me more of a box office draw. It's the quality of my work that makes people want to go to my films."
Simon played the ever-so- serious lawyer, Nick Fallin in (the now defunct TV series) The Guardian. I love the fact that he never smiles (as Nick la). Also in the sequel to The Ring- Samara.
"If you can't be proud of what you do, go and sell shoes. Do something else."
Wolverine in X-Men. ‘Nuff said. Also chosen as one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" 5 years in a row, 2000-2004. Obviously =D
"Now I meet people with full-color Wolverine tattoos on their backs. Thank God I did okay, because I think if I hadn't, they'd spit on me in the street." - on his role of Wolverine.
So, who else is YOUR favourite Aussie ?
For Love Or Money?
One thing I hate about this 'tengah bulan' scenario is my 'pokai-ness'. It really sucks when there are so many things that tempt you to buy, buy, buy, like this magazine I noticed when we were bringing Ikmal to the clinic in Taman Sri Ampang (the little angel is down with fever again, the 2nd time this month!)I didn't notice the name of the magazine, First agaknya, but it's definitely a made in Malaysia MOVIE magazine. The cover, which caught my eyes featured my once flavour of the month - Clive Owen in his Dwight mode. Which movie is it? Yes... it's one of the most anticipated movie of 2005 - Frank Miller's Sin City !!!! I (literally) screamed my heart out as I flipped thru the contents. Wow, there it is, in black and white (just like the movie itself, gorgeous photos of the casts in their Sin City mode- Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Elijah Wood (post- Frodo Baggins) and the babelicious babes of the City - Devon Aoki, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba. Gosh, I nearly drooled on the mag, if not for the stare from the guy at the cash register... Tak sabar nak tengok !!!!But then, I didn't buy it. At RM9.50, it is considered as a luxury item at times like this. So, bubbye mag. Maybe I will look for you when the time comes...(15 hours later...)
Lunch hour today...As I browsed thru the magazine at the little shop infront of Giant Sg Wang, I noticed this bumper issue of Empire with Colin Farrell on the cover (in his almost gay Alexander mode), going for more than half the normal price. OMG!!!!! I have been eyeing this mag since the last two months, and now it's in the bargain bin. I really, really wanted this issue, as it comes free with a 108-page booklet on movie trivias. Alamak, should I buy it before somebody else grab it? What about my pokai-ness? Without any hesitation, I grabbed the mag, paid RM10 to the Indian guy over the counter, and head back to my office. Huahahhahaahah!!!!!! No money, no problem? I guess I'll think about THAT later. For now, I will savour the fruit of my labour, ;-)Mamat, lu bikin gue muflis daa...
Labels: Films, Printed Materials
Siti Tidak Lagi Di Alam Fantasi
I have never been a fan of Siti Nurhaliza, but this lady ROCKS! Never mind all the skeptics, (that’s you and your gang, Kak Pah !), CT has certainly proved herself at the Royal Albert Hall, London, the very same spot that witnessed our Arwah Sudirman performed in the Jalur Gemilang garb.
(Anak dagang di rantau orang, pandai-pandai membawa diri...)
Well done, CT. From the sleepy town of Kuala Lipis to Royal Albert Hall, you’ve gone far beyond the Jerat Percintaan days. We are so proud of you. Being the media (and our darling), we hope to see more of you. You go girl!
Zack's two cents worth :-
Fave Siti Song(s) : Cindai / Hati Kama
THE PERFECT GUY for Siti : Fazley Yaacob
Should she act ? : No. Have u seen the Debaran Cinta video? She sucks.
Long hair or short hair? : Long hair
Traditional or modern ? : She sounds better in traditional songs and looks prettier in traditional garbs.
Blame It On Kiyosaki
One fine day at the office, when one of my old friend Azwar sent us Ex-Asabinas this e-mail…
Assalamualaikum to all,
You know that kids are very pure and for them, nothing is impossible unless we, the adults condition them to such situation. That is why a childhood dreams seems to be the most exciting one.
Syifa is now a grown up 4 years old girl with lotsa question in her head. So, as for now when she ask me that kind of question, I always give her a hope that she can achieve that.
If she say, Papa I want to buy that car, live in that big house- what shall I answer? No, I don't have that money (or impliedly saying I am not able to buy that). Is it a good answer? She just answer it back- Why? Why not you have that money? You're not workin hard enough? Are you lazy? Look! you are my Papa, my superhero, why can't you do that things seem very possible to me!!
I'm not sure what is on your situation, it is open for discussion. One sure thing is we have to answer to them. I don't know about the bachelors out there...
If your kids really believe in you, why can't you believe in yourself. Believe in their dreams, believe in your dreams!
Have you really look and search for the opportunity up there...in a distance..in front of you.. are you really hungry for that?
Well..today is 13 April, in about two months from now I am going to be 30 man..It really scared me if I compare my achievement with Beckham, we're the same age.
I'm changin' my life right now - already quit Sunway two months ago, now I'm on the street learning something new. I expect different results. I don't believe in getting lucky, I believe in making myself get lucky. I'm doing sales right now, with Marcus Evans KL. I suppose that what I should do to be the next APPRENTICE!! Don't be supprise seeing me on the street selling ice cream. I also involve in real estate, selling and renting out houses.
I felt like I can do anything right now. Nothing can stop me now. So Syifa...I'll make our dream come true. I'm burning right now...
So folks keep on dreaming, keep on believin'. Remember, don't expect different result with the same approach, it ain't not going to happen!
p/s: Nashua & Adam, will ask that question too. So, be prepared Faiz.
(I love money too, but I don't want Ikmal to see me like this every friggin' day)This is the excerpt of my reply:-
“fyi, I've tried my hands in sales when I quit my job kat AAC and Maersk dulu. (Okay la, it's direct selling, but that's considered sales jugak kan?) To be honest, sometimes, I feel really down when faced with rejections, but being in sales really boosted my self- esteem and self confidence. Above all,I've learned to stand up for myself. Dealing with real people is really different from what I usually do (dealing with reports, numbers, etc).
Ikmal is only 2 1/2. Cakap pun belum berapa reti lagi. But like u, I will always make sure that I equip him with the necessary resources in the forms of knowledge (formal/informal) and money, as well as financial literacy. I believe in Kiyosaki's ideas in "If U Wanna Be Rich, Don't Go To School" (even though my hubby strongly disagrees). To have a steady stream of income flowing in effortlessly is not impossible. U just have to know how and don't forget to put in some extras of everything (time, money, sweat and tears).
My personal dream is - to be financially indepedent, hidup senang (not mewah) and at the same time kumpul saham akhirat. As for my son, I want him to know that his parents are working very hard to provide him with everything, and money doesn't grow on trees. If he wants a big car or a big house, I will just say, "Ikmal, you can have all these when you grow up. Mama will not be able to buy them for you, but Mama will show you how you can buy them yourself." And yes, I want to be Ikmal's personal inspiration. His Wonder Woman.”
Labels: Motherhood, Personal