Friday, October 05, 2007

Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin

I can't believe it's the 23rd day of Ramadhan already. Time flies so fast. In 7 days we will be celebrating Eid ul' Fitri. I know I said i will be celebrating Raya in Kuching but plans changed at the very last minute. Hubby got a new job and he's not entitled to any leave. Poor baby. Looks like I'm not gonna be the one crying this year. He already told me to brace myself in case he broke down on the 1st day of Raya. So I have to keep lotsa tissue paper in my handbag then in case dam pecah. I'll be celebrating raya with my family in Sg. Petani. Can't wait.

Oh and I can't believe it's October already. My boss has been hounding us to complete our Staff Performance Management System (SPMS) forms. Yes it's that time of the month. The month where we're supposed to identify whether we have closed all our competency gaps. I hate doing SPMS because at the end of the day you won't be rewarded for the hard work that you did for the past 10 months, instead the people who will be getting big fat bonusses are those who kisses the boss' asses. It's the same everywhere I suppose. Those who works hard quietly will not be noticed and justly compensated compared to those who pretends to work hard and tells the whole world how hard they work. Now those kinda people will get 6 months bonus. Sheesh! The world ain't fair kan?

Last weekend I visited Asrama Penyayang Nur Iman, an orphanage in Tmn Ibukota Gombak with a bunch of friends. The caretaker of the home is Ustazah Sharimah. Ustazah Sharimah started the home in 2004 and it is privately funded. The Ustazah said that the number of children who were dropped off at the home has increased over the years. There are folks who came all the way from Kedah to leave the kids with her. The youngest is a 2 month old baby and the eldest are 16 year olds. Overall there were 62 kids, boys and girls. There are 3 babies in the house (all girls) and the babies are so cute. I can't imagine anyone not wanting to take care of them. While I was holding baby Afiqah and feeding her, I felt like crying but I didn't because I didnt want to upset the other kids. I felt so much love in the house. Ustazah Sharimah love those kids like her own. She is such an amazing woman.

My friends and I managed to collect and buy RM4,500 worth of groceries like rice, milo, biscuits, formulas, disposable diapers etc. Thank you to those who had donated money, books and food items. Thanks to Dzu who gave such lovely cupcakes. I'm sure the kids enjoyed eating them during berbuka.

I have a feeling this would be my last post until after raya so I want to take this opportunity to wish all of my beautiful bloggers friends out there Selamat Hari Raya AidilFitri and Maaf Zahir Batin.
Bila beraya tu please be moderate (I'm reminding myself too here). I know it's a celebration after fasting for a month but tak payah go overboard. Ingatlah those who are not as lucky as you like those who do not have parents or children to celebrate Hari Raya with. Remember those who celebrates Raya without smorgasbords of food on their table so do not waste any food. Remember those who will celebrate Raya with tears in their eyes and not joy and laughter.
To those driving back to kampung, please drive safely. Have a safe journey to and fro. Speed and tiredness kills.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Of An Unfortunate Son

Hang mai byr duit aku skrg n amik blk benda2 hang.

Lps tu aku tak mau tgk muka hang, muka bini hang n anak hang.

Hangpa boleh pi mampus


Oi babi! Bayar balik hutang aku

No one deserved to get these kinda text messages. Especially from a father. As a son/daughter, I know one is not supposed to talk back or kurang ajar to their parents but when a father says this to his son, what else is the son supposed to do? Does the son deserve this kind of treatment for only borrowing RM100 from his father? I don't think so.

You're the worst father ever.

God, pls forgive me. Sesungguhnya aku berpuasa...