Thursday, September 27, 2007
Ok I got a virus a.k.a I have been tagged by Hairie and Cikgu Putra ..so here is the antidote...
1. Sejak bila anda mula berpuasa penuh??
I think when I’m in primary three…not 100% sure..ehehe
2.Pernahkah anda ponteng puasa dan apakah alasannya??
I’m used to fast for a half day when I was in Kindergarten…ahaks… I did escaped from fasting when I was sick.
3.Adakah anda pernah bermain bunga api dan mercun??
Umm sure I did…in fact there was one incident the mercun blew on my finger and I’m shocked to death..luckily my fingers still intact..after that I hold the mercun wif stick..(instead of insaf, I became more creative)...ngeh3x
4.Juadah apakah menjadi kegemaran anda sewaktu berbuka??
My mum’s cooking, Nasi Kerabu, Bubur Pedas..yum3x
5.Lagu raya manakah yang anda suka??
the oldies of hari raya…Sanisah Huri, P Ramlee, Sharipah Aini and the modern song by sifu M Nasir and also Siti Nurhaliza
6.Tahun ini anda beraya di mana??
InsyaAllah I want to celebrate raya in Malaysia…or else just celebrate with Kangaroo
7.Pernahkah anda bertugas di hari raya??
Nope ….except I got lecture on Hari Raya..uwaaa
8.Apakah kenangan paling manis di hari raya??
Hari Raya always a happiest and sweetest moment for me...but one of the sweetest memory when I started working and celebrated raya with my own money to buy all the raya preparations.... ahaksss
p/s Lin said sleep is the best stressbuster!!!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
After working on Sunday morning (before the month of ramadhan) a friend of mine picked me up at home. We had an invitation from a friend in Murdoch. We planned to visit them many times but keep on postponed due to other commitments. But recently during the Merdeka Fest they had invited us again. So we made it this time. On the way, we stopped to buy drinks since I had no time to prepare anything. We thought just both of us but there were other three family as well. Goshhh..I'm not really close to all of them.....what an akward situation..uhuhuhu!!! I considered myself as social handicapped unless I know the person. It wasn' that bad but I tend to be a little bit quiet. I wouldn't talked much then.... Maybe there were so many people and I didn't know how to join them...uhhuhuhu...so I just smiled and rather become a listener. The food served was very good. There were mi siam, laksa terengganu and capati with spinach chicken curry. It was my first time to eat mi siam.. I don't know much about mi siam but i guessed it from siam.... ahaks..
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I met my colleague this morning. She told me that her supervisor allowed her to pray during her shift and she even suggested a few places that she can perform her prayer. When she got the job offer earlier, she did ask me about this matter. As for man, it’s much easier for me to pray and it wouldn’t take long and in fact my shift this time allowed me to pray at home or mussola. There is no clashed since I’m not on duty before Zuhur till after Asar or before Asar till after Margrib. Even on Friday I told my supervisor that I couldn’t work between 12 till 3 because I need to go for Friday prayer. So I asked her to explain to her supervisor about the matter. She did and the response was very positive. What I’m trying to highlight here, I’m very glad that non-Muslim aware of our duty to Allah. They are very positive and open about it. Thats why I’m very proud to share with my supervisor about Islam. He’s very curious about it and asked a few question regarding it. For me it’s a form of dakwah, to introduce Islam to non-Muslim. At least now he knows that Muslim people need to pray 5 times and they also need to fast during the Ramadhan. I told my friend, at least she set the precedent, so in the future it will much easier for other Muslim to work in this organization At least the employer are well aware about our duty and with the hope that they will make it easy for us. On the other side, I heard my friend told me there is a few cases in Malaysia where the Muslim people are in difficulties to pray during their working hours. This is ridiculous, Malaysia as a Muslim country (even many people argue about it) still facing this kind of issues. I believed we must fight for our right wherever we are. For example before in Malaysia, TV presenter was not allowed to wear headscarf but at least now they are open about it. This regulation is all set by human so we can change it whenever we want….right! My experienced living in western countries so far alhamdulilah..Allah makes it easy for me. I used to pray on the parking lot, on the park, on the bus station and everywhere…. I bet most of us who used to live in Western Countries did experience the same thing. And of course it easy for man like me, but for women they really need to find a place which is a bit isolated. Lin told me as for women, they are very shy if people see their movement during the prayer. That’s why women are encouraged to wear suitable dress (loose and long dress) so it will be easier for them to perform their prayer everywhere. Ahakss...try not to talk about food...uhuhu but I can foresee food is always an interesting topic to discuss..ehehe
Monday, September 17, 2007
Yesterday, we decided to break fast at one of the Indonesian Restaurant which is not far from my house. We supposed to go with our Indonesian friends but unfortunately they can't make it. So my friend and I just proceed with the plan. Then, only on this coming wedneday we will breakfast with our Indonesian friends. But we haven't decided the place, but there's a few choices available..so just wait and see. Yesterday we ordered fried watercrest (kangkung goreng belacan), deep fried beef (daging empal), omelet, and roasted fish with sambal belacan. Ummm, it was really good. It had been a long time to have proper food like this..uhuhuhu. But it did cost us an arm and a leg...about AUD$33…ahaks... Ohh, forgot to mention that I had ordered ais cendol too...nice nice nice...
Friday, September 14, 2007
We may note that the Sunnah commends dates for the breaking of the fast in Ramadhan. The great worth of dates is also indicated in a famous and beautiful passage of the Qur'an, surah Maryam, verses 25-6:
Personally I don't really like dates because it’s too sweet but I do take it for break fast. Every year, my dad will buy dates for Ramadhan...well its kind of a long established custom in my family. So, during the breakfast, dates will be always on the table. He likes date and as for me, I don't really into it. I think fresh dates suit me better, it’s not too sweet. For this Ramadhan, I'm totally forgotten about dates till a friend of mine gave me a box of it. JazakaAllah khir to my friend!!! So, there is no reason for not taking dates for breaking fast..ahaks…
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tarawih at Mussola, Bentley (video clip after 8 rakaat)
What a hectic day...after finishing my shift this afternoon, a friend of mine had introduced me to brother Wassim, a Jordanian. He just arrived in Perth and had been looking for temporary accommodation. Right after lunch (we had our lunch at Sahara Café, an Indian restaurant) we went to look for YMCA in Perth city. I know there is one cheap YMCA but usually it is fully book. You really need to book at least 1 week earlier. We just walked in and he' was very lucky to get the room…only one room left at that time. It cost him AUD$39 per night but after student discount he only pay for AUD$31. Then we went to Riverdale to pick his baggage and send it back to the YMCA. After that we rushed back to Bentley to perform our Margrib prayer. He asked us to leave him at the mussola since he managed to contact his friend. So, I just leaved my mobile number in case he needs any help later. After Margrib I decided to stay for Tarawih. There was a little confusion because some people said that Ramadhan will start tomorrow and some people argue that it will be on Friday. So after Isya, the mussola committee made an announcement saying that we will start fasting tomorrow. So, I continued with Tarawih but I was only performed 8 rakaat……uhuhuhu ..Can’t afford to do 20..ahaksss... opsss I just received an email from the President of CMSA while writing this entry to confirm that we will start fasting tomorrow;
As-Salamu ^Alaykum Brothers and sisters in Islam. Today is the 30th ofSha^ban and hence tomorrow is the first day of Ramadan. There is a bitof debate as to whether today is the 30th or not. I know from mycolleagues in the eastern states who have released a prayer calendarrecently that today, according to them is the 30th of sha^ban and Iknow that Saudi also is in the 30th of sha^ban so my self I cannotargue with this and Insha-'Allah tomorrow will be Ramadan. And I alsoknow that the majority of the Islamic countries are also fasting onthursday. Ramadan Kareem to everybody and Insha-Allah I will see youall at the Iftar tomorrow night at the Mushalla. Abdul Gane
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
# According to Lin and my collegues, I'm perfectionist. Difficult to work with and very fussy....uhuhuh..whatever!
# I like to read news and novel. If I read, I don't like to stop and if possible I want to finish at one go.
3. Travel maniac
# Travelling to new places is always my passion. I hope I can concquer the world! ahaks...
4. Photography maniac
# I know nothing about photography but I like to take photo...one day will go for short courses..lalalala
5. Poor language skill
# I'm not gifted in language, Malay or English. But quite good in Sarawak dialect.
6. Loves cooking
# I loves cooking whenever I'm free and stress. Cooking is kind of stress-reliever... But in Malaysia, I prefer to eat not to cook...ekekeke..
# Some people said I'm generous (@#%&*%$), but I rather feel I'm spendthrift..pemboros..uhuhuhu
8. High symphaty and emphaty
# Easily sorry for another person and feel just like another person.....sentimental ..ahaks..But beware I can easily become a monster once I'm angry...uhuhuhu
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Sunday, September 09, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Spreme Court Garden, Perth Western Australia
Sorry the video clip is not that clear. So many amateur photographer interframed...ahaks!! But it's great performance by UWA - Malaysian Undergrad. What's really matter is their iniative and willingness to participate in this festival, Proud to be Malaysian!!
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
Marhaban ya Ramadhan…it's just round the corner… we will be in the month which is full with barakah. Somehow Ramadhan remind me of my visit to Cairo during the month of Ramadhan few years back. I went there with my Libyan friend named Khalifah. We decided not to join any package since he speaks Arabic. Before I went to Cairo, I have different kind of perception about this capital city of Egypt. This is due to Al Azhar University, world-renowned for its position as a center of Islamic scholarship and education. There are a lot of our religious scholars graduated from here. But when I arrived in Cairo, then I can see the true color of Cairo which is not up to my expectation. I experienced it all, taking the public bus up to the taxi, but most of (not all) the public are not civilized enough. When we were on the cab, the taxi driver tries to cheat us. Luckily Khalifah was aware of this and he argued with the taxi driver. When we ride the camel, the same thing happened. The camel operator tried to cheat us. Khalifah did quarrel with them and at last he reported to the police. I’m so scared at that time and I told Khalifah its ok with the money. But he told me we can’t just let them go but teach them a good lesson. At last we managed to get our money back. The worst thing is that when they cheat, they just simple swear with the name of Allah..Wallahi! Wallahi! (I swear to Allah). That’s terrible!! I don’t make any blanket rule here, but this is based on my experience. Not all of them are acting like a moron. Surely there are always good and bad people. If all are good people then we don’t need any police institution or court jurisdiction at all right…uhhuhuhu. A part from this, Cairo is a good place to visit. Just join the tour group which is better and safe, everything is arranged for you. I’m so excited to see the pyramid and sphinx. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders. We also had an opportunity to visit the Masjid of Muhammad Ali in the Citadel of Salahideen in Old Cairo. Don’t forget the museum to see the mummy. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (Egyptian Museum) is home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world.
Man fears Time, yet Time fears the Pyramids
I told Lin that I really want to experience the fasting month in Makkah. InsyaAllah after I settle all my unfinished business, then I will arrange for the trip. Hope Allah will grant me a good health and prosperity to see more …..the other side of the world!
Sunday, September 02, 2007
It's Yates Springtime at Araluen, one of Western Australia's premier gardening events and you're invited to come and marvel at the splendid array of vibrant Spring blooms that will be on show.
Indulge in the spectacular display of over 100,000 tulips as well as other spring blooms in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.
There'll be daffodils, Jonquils, Azaleas, Camellias, Rhododendrons, Magnolias, Lilacs and of course, the renowned Tulip display.
I went to Araluen with my three other friends. It was a last minute plan. Actually our Indonesian friends already informed us earlier about Yates springtime at Araluen, but none of us can confirm. I’m very busy with so many things and all those medical follow up. A friend text me again yesterday and informed me that Araluen is only a short distance which is less than 1 hour. So, we decided to go this morning. It’s worth it to see all those colourful scenery and lots of people. The entrance fee is only AUD$7 per head. We took lots of photo especially with tulips. What a “mat bunga” today..ahaksss! Araluen – an Eastern States aboriginal world meaning “singing waters”, “running waters” or “place of lilies”. Click here for more photos...