Monday, November 27, 2006

A Mosque Goer...!!!

A Mosque goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to Mosque.

"I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 Lectures. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the Imams are wasting theirs by giving Lectures at all."

This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher.

"I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to Mosque for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"

When you are DOWN to nothing.... Allah is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank Allah for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!

bersemangat!! aja aja fighting!!!

MJ: hehe
MJ: nela
MJ: tgh buat pe?
NJ: tgh mencari smangat utk gi uia esok
NJ: hehe
MJ: mesti semangat!!
MJ: anggapla awak nak ke medan jihad!!
MJ: kami menanti2 kedatangan adik2!!
NJ: wah wahhh!!
NJ: seb baik awak cakap
NJ: huhu
MJ: ye!
MJ: jgn lupe perkara sepenting ni tau nela!!
MJ: kami mendoakan awak selalu!!
MJ: kalau ni lekat dalam ingatan awak
MJ: barula bermakna taaruf week awak kali ni
MJ: org lain dtg ke gombak terpinga2
MJ: awak datang dengan semangat dan halatuju yg jelas
NJ: em
NJ: aja aja fighting!
MJ: ^__^
NJ: thanks kak yam!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

"Whole Life Devoted to TaeKwon-Do"

Oh I had a very good training today!

And felt very good when a world-class senior complimented my side kick! ^__^

oh, that's the outcome of a 4-days hard training a couple of years ago (December 2003), on a 1.5 meter cliff at the sea-shore of Langkawi, with my left foot bandaged (suspected a little crack after I accidentally kicked my sister's elbow bone during the training for the national-level tournament..), trained by Selangor's chief instructor of that time Sir Kenneth Khoo.
(top-right picture: please scroll down to year 2005 memories for more info.. hehe)

Just to refresh my own memory, since I love ITF (International TaeKwon-Do Federation) TaeKwon-Do sooo veery much! hehe.. I'll tell you about my training history...

January 2006

January 1998 (11 yrs old)
- Joined ITF TaeKwon-Do, venue Sek. Rendah Al-Amin Kuala Lumpur, trainer Sir Kenneth Khoo and Ms Tan Wei Wei.
- Participated in my first tournament in IOI Mall, Puchong, Selangor. Was beaten pretty bad. Kicked-out on the first round.

Somewhere in 2000 (13 yrs old)
- blue-tip belt
- changed instructor for i-dunno-what reason. Trained with my bros Ahmad (3rd dan) and Isa (2nd dan) (both not training anymore.. busy) and also Sir Ridzwan aka Dwen under IMAAM (Independent Martial Arts Academy Malaysia).
- Participated in another tournament in Sekolah Bestari, USJ. Silver medal, and made all my opponents cry after the fight, even the girl who got the gold medal. I lost because I attacked too hard once and lost one point.
- graded and got my only double-promotion ever from blue-tip to black-tip.

- February: Took my Black Belt grading. Passed. Not with flying colours
- May: Elected to my first national-level tournament as a Selangor representative for Kejohanan Kebangsaan Senibela Diri 2001, UPM Serdang. No medal, kicked-out after my first round.
- became a TaeKwon-Do assistant-instructor.
- participated in a state-level tournament in Kapar, Kelang. Got a couple of medals.

- Elected for another national-level tournament - ITF Nationals in Seremban. Kicked-out second round, I remembered her being at the maximum weight of our category while I was at the minimum weight - fight not fair. Anyways~~ ^_^"
- Attended an Umpire Course - i.e. a seminar for refrees and judges in Seremban.
- In the same month, participated in another nationals in Kuantan, Senibela Diri 2002. Can't remember what medal Silver/Bronze but I got one (it's in the box in the store, malas nak cari balik). Sparred fair with Terengganu's best fighter of that time (one of Malaysian's top fighter) in the 4th round for my final round.
- Had my own TaeKwon-Do class. Trained 40 junior-high school female students around my age.
- Participated in more state-level tournaments and won more medals.
- December: Interviewed by a magazine called Senibela Diri.

2003 (15+ yrs old)
- January: an article in Senibela Diri mag about me was out, titled Tangisan Dalam Gelanggang which was referring to the tournament in USJ.
- May: Took my 2nd-dan grading. Passed.
- Participated in more state-level tournaments and won more medals.
- ITF Nationals in Langkawi. Intensive training under Sir Kenneth Khoo, Abg Amriz and Master Azwan Khoo. That's where I improved my side-kick. And Hong (the world-class senior) told me just now that if your side-kick is good, you'll find other kicks not that difficult. I won a couple of medals there. Silver for free-sparring, 4 rounds, had a good fight with a girl from Kedah but she got gold, probably because I was not fit enough (that year I was attending a backbone treatment for scoliosis and back-pain). Harian Metro got my pic (as big as a teen-girl's palm) and my name out the very next week I guess, and another small pic at the bottom-left-corner when I fell on the floor because of the jerking-spearing-side-kick by that girl from Kedah. And yeah, I was selected into the short-list for Malaysian Representatives for Junior World Champs the next year.
- Started to be mangsa politics. This person didn't like me to train under this person, and this person thought I was betraying the academy, and this person became wartawan-tidak-berbayar, rumors spread, and I got a bad name in IMAAM (for a while), and a controversial identity in the national level. I had to hide who was my actual instructor.

- February: attended the 2nd Malaysian rep selection in University Malaya. they're trying their best to short list people!
- March: passed the 2nd selection, but I withdrew when I found out that my trial-examination result for my IGCSE O'Levels is so BAD! It was a very hard decision to quit. I even quit the weekly trainings and focused on my studies while they started a full intensive training in MSN Bukit Jalil and Keramat.
- May: finished my IGCSE exams, visited the to-be M'sian reps, about 20+ of them, and they're still short-listing the list. I applied to join the team, they made an evaluation test especially for me. Joined them for a day. I broke out physically, mentally and spiritually. No stamina. And my moves were not as flexible as I was before I withdrew. I was not fit to be a Malaysian Representative! not anymore..
- I got tired. Especially because of the politics. I decided to quit TaeKwon-Do. Thought over it for nearly a year before I decided.
- Joined Karate Shito-Ryu and even joined the big demo in Dataran Merdeka organized by Kementerian Belia dan Sukan as a Karate-kaz.
- But my heart still loved ITF TaeKwon-Do. A proposal came asking me to be a Selangor rep for a national tournament in Melaka (if I'm not mistaken). I foolishly joined the selection and was selected, but everyone was facing exams and what not, so from the 11 people selected, only 3 could make it to the tournament. We were down mentally and spiritually, plus a not-proper training for nationals, we decided to withdraw. No fun, no seriousness. Sounds so empty with only 3 fighters for one state.
- Attended TaeKwon-Do in MCIIUM campus, improved my reverse-turning kick. Finally I managed to do that kick beautifully! Alhamdulilah! Hehe ^__^
- The Accident: 18th March, during training in IMAAM's new gym, Anwar (16-yr-old superb-1st-dan) accidentally hit my left eye with a full-power reverse-turning kick. I dropped down, my glasses broke and tore my left eyelid, I was bleeding so much. It hurts so much that I thought I got blind coz I couldn't see anything with my left eye! Everyone panicked. Rushed to a nearby clinic, the doctor asked me to go to the hospital instead. Went to a specialist hospital named Ampang Puteri, had a plastic surgeon sew my left eye, and tadaa~ no more hanging eyelid, alhamdulillah! but it swelled for a week. I dunno how many stitches, but it's one one-inch horizontal and another one-inch vertical (picture above). The first thing the surgeon asked when he saw me was "you're sure this is not street-fighting, ha?" coz he said it'd be tedious if he has to write a police report or anything... But no, alhamdulillah, although I didn't get the insurance to cover the very expensive 'surgery'. And I was not upset with Anwar, not even a little grudge within me.
- I thought that'd be a real good reason for me to quit TaeKwon-Do.

- July: Continued training. Although not as active. At least twice a month.
Aim: to again be an instructor and save the money to replace back those I spent in this path...
- November: it seems like I'm going to train hard again... uh-oh!
wallahu a'lam...

Friday, November 24, 2006

ar-ruhul jadid

It has been a couple of days since I started my holiday days early ^__^ and that sounds very good to me.

20 Nov
- back from Bandung, Indonesia
- received letter from Farah in Cansas
21 Nov
- driver for horseback riding kids
(realized my riding boots is lost! >_<" *sob sob*)

22 Nov
- bank-in IIUM registration fee
- got my new glasses ^_^'
- meeting Rahmatan lil-'alameen with ADNI Alumni
23 Nov
- driver for horseback riding kids again
- update blog:
Kembara Kami
24 Nov
- Rest day
25 Nov
- Carnival organized by JIM in Cheras
26 Nov
- Girls Day Out: out with my childhood pals ^_^

Semester exam results were out yesterday. As soon as I received the notice from a friend, I got nervous. My hands were shaking as I moved the mouse's cursor and typed in my Matric No. and IC No. And my heart pounded hard.

No C's this time. An A-, a B+ and a B. Now you know why I strived so hard (not hard enough actually) and get stressed out 'bout my academics each semester. It's the C's I get every semester. I get one of them in each of my result transcript. So you can now guess how bad my CGPA is.
But alhamdulillah, again and again, because I passed the matriculation school...

Soon, I'll be starting my Degree in Engineeering, insyaAllah.
A brand new life full of challenges, surprises, knowledge, experience tests (and more!) waiting ahead.

Your prayers I need to succeed in both this world and the Hereafter.

qum bir-ruhul jadiid!

p/s: kak wan maryam, kebetulan seperkara yang sama yang kita perlukan saat ini. my prayers are always with you, insyaAllah.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Kembara Kami

16th November 2006

Two days before, late at night, I decided to follow a friend a.k.a. big sis a.k.a. comrade-in-arms for a holiday trip to Bandung, Indonesia. I waited for Mom to return home from Surabaya after midnight and asked for her permission. She told me to ask Dad. Dad was in Jakarta. [And Atiqah in Yemen; and Yusuf in Jordan (went to Lubnan & Syria); and Kakak & Abg Amin will be going to Cape Town, South Africa; and Musa & Mom to Australia; and Dad to Istanbul..... I thought a family would only go to one place together for a trip... man, this is rare...)

Anyways, the next day, on my way to a meeting with Datin Hartini for a youth expedition project to Singapore and Aceh, I sent Dad a text asking for his permission. He replied, saying yes. And I was so glad.

Actually, I was suppose to join a Mukhayyam in Ulu Yam together with many other friends of mine on the 16th... But I just love to travel elsewhere, although twice have I been to Bandung with my family. Both sounds interesting and adventurous, but there's something about a place in Bandung that's attracting me... apart from that mengembara-ingitis... hehe...

Flight was 0735 hours from LCCT-KLIA. One good thing we all realized about AirAsia - they don't delay flights like they always do last time. That's what we call IMPROVEMENT in TIME MANAGEMENT. Oh, I hope the Alumni of ADNI read this part and take note that it IS POSSIBLE for one (individual and group) to change to the better. That reminds me, Hijrah, the new year of 1428 Hijrah is coming...
I chatted with Kak Yam J throughout the 2-hour-plus flight despite that we were both very sleepy for we didn't have a good night sleep, but I guess we were just too excited about the trip and all,,, is it, Kak Yam? Hehe...

I've not been to Bandung by flight, as far as I can remember. For both trips with my family during my junior-high school time, we flew to Jakarta and took a BlueBird Kijang (it's Unser in Malaysia, and BlueBird is the best taxi service company available in Indonedia, I think) - which was not very nice last time since there was no proper highway and had to spent more than 5 hours in the car! The airport was small, maybe like the one in Kuala Terengganu, and crowded. We then took a cab to Daarut Tauhid...

Now, the real adventure begins...
Well, it's a different kind of adventure. Of course it's not like getting into the jungle in Ulu Yam, getting to do flying fox, pony riding, river crossing, mud bathing, etc... But you know what I mean...

So, Daarut Tauhid is a place - a daerah, or a very small town - which is very unique. It's attraction is it's 'Islamic aura' spread to places and people in and around it. Have you ever imagined how an Islamic state looks like? The mosque being it's centre of attention, 24-7 (especially during the weekends).
In Daarut Tauhid, the Islamic environment IS actually there. You can see it, you can feel it! You go everywhere, you rarely see any woman without head-scarf (I didn't see any!). No guys loitering around. Every night there's a public talk at its mosque, and it's broadcasted throughout the 'Islamic territory' by LCD projectors on d roadsides, parking lots, any place where you can find a place to sit. When you checked-in to the hotel, they'd ask whether you'd like to have a wake-up call for qiamullail,,,,, oh you know my description is far less from the reality...
The whole territory is very clean. And what's more interesting, is about the shoes. In entering any place, everyone will arrange their shoes, facing out. Oh boy, we just forget to take a picture of how the shoes are arranged although we made a so-called experiment as soon as we entered our hotel named Darul Jannah 2...

The weather in Bandung was suppose to be somewhat cool and windy, so they don't have fans or air-condition in their rooms... But now, I guess they're facing a dry season and the weather gets pretty hot during the afternoons.

The Square (it's not the real name, and it's actually a rectangle) where people would sit every night and listen to talks (beautiful, nice, relevant-to-our lives, touching ones) of the Sheikh there... Abdullah Gymnastiar a.k.a. Pak Aa Gym
somehow this man reminds me of Ustaz Asmadi and Ustaz Maszlee

The best restaurant around! They really treat us good and nice!

Jus Geurlis (er, how to spell, Kak Yam?), Jus Matahari and Ice Lemon Tea...

Oh there's a pretty aweful story here... >_<"
During one of the meals, I ordered Jus Jeruk, i.e. Orange Juice. It's Mandarin orange you see, and it's very nice. A very unfortunate thing that happen was that a fly fell into my drink. And we all thought if we dip it fully inside the drink and throw it away, the juice will be drink-able again. There was a hadeeth or something? And I did that...
Had at least three glasses of fruit juice for the first day too!
And a plate full of rice for each meal!
And by midnight,,, my stomach was growling...
I woke up early the next morning, going to the toilet some uncountable times...
So, tell me, was it ++ the fly, or ++ the cups of fruit juice, or ++ eating too much food?
I think it's the combination of all three!
And that maybe there's some exact steps that has to be taken in order to drink that juice again, e.g. dip it until it dies, or for how-many seconds, or whatever that may change the biological entities of the juice? Wallahu a'lam. A research has to be done and shared..

There's actually two parts of Darul Jannah... The first one much more beautiful since the rooms are made up of woods.
17th November 2006
The others went to Pasar Baru for shopping and then headed to Tangkuban Perahu and Kawah Domas, an active volcano site, but I stayed back because of the stomach-ache, fearing that it'll be hard for me to find a toilet if I go... And Kak Yam J stayed back with me, figuring out how to get rid of my stomach-ache.. we chatted, slept and watch TV all day long. Makcik Azmah and the others only returned after Maghrib. Oh what a trip and shopping they had!
You can find some pics of the volcano site here: My Family Pics. Please search by yourself. Hehe.. Pics taken a couple of years ago.
18th November 2006
After breakfast on the 18th, Kak Yam led the way to the local bookstore. Not forgetting that we passed by a group of people who are attending a training programme called Santri Siap Guna, SSG in short (read again: it's pronounced Es Es Ge), doing some morning aerobics. There's two bookstores in Daarut Tauhid, one above the Daarut Tauhid supermarket, the other a little further away, nearer to Dapur Teteh. I bought many books! I've never bought as much elsewhere, I guess. Oh, Pak Aa Gym has this wide range of 'business', from TV and radio broadcasting, book publishing to laundry! About a dozen of them, if I'm not mistaken, but I can't remember all. So this bookstore we went after breakfast was his.
We then wander around the territory, to the other end, checking out what else do they have around there. They have a community centre I guess, or it belongs to some anti-HIV NGOs, I don't know. Since it was a Saturday so it was close. Oh, and I remembered Kak Yam and myself moaning one of the nights while watching TV as we see too much cigarretes ads, at least three different brands each time the advertisement period comes in between... and yeah, at the bookstore, there was this little book, it looks like a Dunhill cigarrete box, writton STOP in big letters SMOKING. But didn't buy it, coz the contents were too much, fonts too small and language in Indonesian so we don't know who to give to...

On the roof-top of one of Pak Gym's corporation buildings...

And while we were wandering around, we witnessed a small demonstration. Cool ^__^ It's anti-Bush demo since the US President Mr. George W. Bush was going to visit Jakarta on the 20th November.
picture: above & below

19th November 2006

On the 19th, we did more shopping!
Bought more books and button badges.

Entrance to the toko buku above the Daarut Tauhid supermarket. I think we went there more than three times thoughout the 5 days we were there, and each time we went, we bought some (or one) book(s). Of course! They're very cheap!
And I'll have to train myself to read books in other languages, not just English!

Kak Yam J with a comic book she bought for 50% off.

Oh! I forgot!
On the 18th, we went to Saung Angklung show... It's a place where people go to learn how to play traditional musical instruments, especially the angklung. The show price was pretty high for foreigners like us, but we all agreed that it was worth it. We don't only get to witness the kids there playing angklung and some other instruments, we get to TRY THEM!

Each visitor gets an angklung. They have 8 tones - Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti and another high pitched Do, numbered 1 to 8 respectively. We get the angklung with no. 1, it sounds kinda like a base...

The girl beside Kak Yam is our 'personal instructor' for that evening!

The 'teacher' poiting the notes of the song Burung Kakak Tua.
When the note no. 1 is pointed, Kak Yam, Makcik Azmah and I will have to play our angklung!

Ja ne!
The adventure has come to an end, AlhamduLillah! We returned to Malaysia on the 20th of November, in the morning, the day Bush arrived in Bogor Airport, Indonesia.
It was a memorable trip, indeed!

A must-read Kak Yam J's post -
visit now!

The Dash of Life

very very beautiful video...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

SMS phenomena (the same goes to forwarded e-mails and bulletins)

A very nice post from my classmate back in ADNI...

Assalamu'alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

How come I didn't know that you could convert to Judaism? See
Judaism 101: Jewish Attitudes Toward Non-Jews.

There's this great thing I've been obsessed with lately called
Yahoo! Answers ^_^ Helps release stress, IMO. All those unanswered questions can make you restless... I've noticed that my text messages are always questions...

I agree with the Rahmatan Lil-'Alamin concept. God, aren't you sick of hearing about all those protests, burning flags, and stuff? 8- And the Christians here aren't doing that, but pushing for dialogue instead. What happened during The Da Vinci Code launch? No protests. No rallies. Come on, do we want to be losers? 8- I'd feel like one if Muslims lost to Christians in this aspect...

And the SMS phenomena recently--I feel like a loser already 8- You get a message: "Christian-Muslim gang fight in Ampang. 6 killed" What do you do? "Ummm... Just send it to all my friends and family. I don't know if it's true, but it's news-worthy. 8- " Suddenly you're a journalist. Suddenly you have an infinite amount of prepaid credit. And suddenly there's a protest somewhere, on the brink of violence; obstructing traffic and creating noise pollution, nonetheless. How stupid can you be??? 8-

I haven't read the news completely, but regardless of who sent it, it shouldn't have blown out of proportion like this 8- It's supposedly from someone from IIUM, a Muslim-turned- Christian- turned-Muslim. Next time you get a message like this:

1) Question the source. Who sent it in the first place? Ask the person who sent it to you. If he says, "I got it from a friend," 8- which it usually is, then:

2) Evaluate it. Is the person trustworthy? Call the religious body (if any) related to the original sender (if his name's stated) and ask them if the matter's true. But the original sender's name is usually not given, so:

3) Don't spread it. More harm than good will come out of spreading the word. Would it make a real difference if there were no protests and flag burning? Remember "dialogue" earlier? I know racial and religious tension can be saved had everyone used their God-given intelligence 8- The last thing we need is a real all-out offence between the religions in Malaysia. I thought Muslims were famous for their "forums" and "seminars".. . 8-

4) Report if it gets out of hand. 8- Like, this is the "D" in "Duh." Doesn't get any Duh-er than this. Tell the authorities who you got the message from. The chain's still a chain, however long it is. If it's broken, it's still a trail. It'll lead them somewhere.

By the way, this applies to e-mails as well. I get junk from quite a few people here. Hadiths, repeat e-mails, mail-to-save- my-child. .. 8- Just trash them if you don't know the authenticity (or too lazy to check, more like). You be the judge. And up your standards, Gawd! 8-

You know whether to spread this or not...

P.S. There are times I wish we'd learned Hadiths like the Qur'an. What's Sahih and what's Dha'if...

with courtesy and permission to re-post
written by
Muhammad Zulhilmi, 18, IIUM.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Doa Seorang Muslim

Doa Seorang Muslim terhadap saudaranya...

Diriwayatkan oleh Muslim dan Abu Daud dari Shafwan bin Abdillah ra katanya: "Saya datang ke Syam dan menemui Abu Darda’ di rumahnya, tetapi tidak ditemui dan yang ada hanyalah Ummu Darda’. Tanyanya kepadaku: "Apakah kau hendak naik haji tahun ini?" , "Memang" ujarku. Katanya pula: "Kalau begitu tolonglah doakan kami agar memperoleh kebaikan, kerana Nabi saw pernah bersabda: "Doa dari seorang muslim buat saudaranya dari belakangnya (tanpa pengetahuannya) adalah doa yang makbul."

"Dekat kepalanya ada malaikat yang bertugas. Maka setiap ia berdoa untuk saudaranya itu, malaikat akan mengucapkan "Amin! Aku juga mendoakanmu". Cerita Shafwan lagi: "Setelah aku pergi ke pasar dan ketemu dengan Abu Darda’. Maka disampaikannya pula kepadaku seperti tersebut diatas, yang menurut keterangannya diterima nya dari Nabi saw."

Demikianlah keutamaan mendoakan saudara sesama muslim. Ketika kita mendoakan kebaikan untuk saudara kita, malaikat pun turut mengucapkan doa yang sama untuk kita.

Disarikan dari: Fiqh Sunnah, Sayyid Sabiq...

thoughts put into words
a very nice one, indeed.

please pray for everyone you care...

Thursday, November 09, 2006

my hol starts!

Alhamdulillah, I've gone through my final examination...
I don't think I performed very well, or even 'well' bcoz I only studied during the very last minutes before the exams. Erm, I have to admit that it is a bad behaviour I've been carrying with me everywhere I go for the past 19 years of my life...

But anyways, please do pray for the best results. I aim to give my CGPA an increase of more than just 0.32 points! oh, you didn't know that there's this story bout my CGPA...
My CGPA didnt start well compared to my classmates as well as my fellow friends. Increased by 0.01 for my 2nd semester, 0.02 for my 3rd semester, 0.08 for my 4th semester,,, and now I'll pray that it's not 0.16 or 0.32 but MORE!!!!
*** sadness *** i can't graduate from the iium matriculation school with a very low CGPA,,, even though it will not be included in my degree, I'll feel bad all my life... ---- bcoz__ I tend to focus on other things other than my studies, and I get very lazy when it comes to studying.

Oh-oh... I just have to change my attitude towards studying.
Started, of course, and will try my best to improve, insyaAllah. I need reminders, reminders, reminders and support from all!
and oh, I realized that I'm not the type who stand up for/to challenges.

Anyways, hols started. Today's my first day...
9th Nov
- edit a video for Alumni presentation for ADNI's Performance Day
- duplicate keys
10th Nov
- Engineering & Law friends coming over for late lunch @ raya
11th Nov
- ADNI Performance Day @ Engineering Dept IIUM
- TaeKwon-Do comrades coming over for late lunch @ raya
12th Nov
- Alumni's Convoy Raya to teachers' houses around KL & Selangor.
13th Nov
- get new glasses
18th Nov
- Alumni's Convoy Raya to members' houses around KL & Lembah Klang.

well, I can say that this IS A HOLIDAY, but I'll make sure I don't just hibernate!

I actually planned to follow Ummi on her business trip to Australia (Melboune and another place) with my li'l bro Musa for this holiday, but I decided not to when looking back carefully into my bank account. Hehe.. Bukan rezeki kot. I don't want to waste that amount of money for a one-week 100%-holiday. I mean, better save my RMs for SU-s or Alumni's or YBK's kot? And not forgetting the trip to the sacred lands Makkatul-mukarramah & Madinatul-munawwarah...
We plan and of course He is the Best Planner...

I also have to give up facilitating a group of 50 youngsters to Singapore & Acheh, a program hosted by YBK (Yasasan Basmi Kemiskinan) from 10th-17th December 2006... because lectures should have started on that date, and there's a strict NO from my parents. study - first priority, in other words.
I'll post the ads later nsyaAllah...

Hmm... It's a long post here. I think I'd stop for now.
pray to Allah for the best for yourselves, for me and for the ummah!

p/s: sayonara to beloved bro yusuf jo who flew last night,,, sallim 'ala biladissyam - lubnan, el-urdun wa suria wa asdiqa'i hunak...