Friday, October 14, 2011

The big Q

Just now at the canteen I greeted some fellow colleagues who were having their meal. We chatted amicably and somehow the topic of marriage cropped up. And one of them looked at me and asked me the Q: "Tie bila ko nak kawin Tie? Umur dah semakin meningkat."

And I braced myself for the onslaught of cheap jokes to come.

"Alaa Tie, kalo ko tak kisah, aku pun ada..."
"Ko jangan memilih sangat...ko kena ingat...umur ko tu dah berapa..."
"Nanti expired nanti..."
"Alaaa tak kisah la pendek pun bila baring tu sama je..."

Sigh. Do I have to go through this over and over again?

When the father of Imam Shafi'i (ra) was asked about how he brought up his son to be such an exceptionally gifted man, superior in knowledge and critical thinking, his answer was plain and simple. He looked for the right woman to be the mother of their child.

Oleh yang demikian tuan-tuan dan puan-puan sekiranya saya menggunakan teori penaakulan mantik, bolehkah saya katakan yang saya juga ingin mencari seorang lelaki yang sesuai untuk menjadi bapa kepada anak saya sekiranya diizinkan Tuhan untuk kami mendapat rezeki anak. And not just simply grab one blindfold?

I know it's a long shot, I know it would be a miracle and I know my eggs are drying up fast. But I'm still hoping for that to happen.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Last Saturday I had the opportunity of attending a majlis ilmu in which one of the panel members was a young ustaz from KUIS and who is also a penceramah on TV Al-Hijrah. He spoke eloquently, with great knowledge on the subject matter, reciting verses from the Holy Quran effortlessly (being a Hafiz) and uses current and up-to-date analogies that are relevant and that the young people can relate to. Interspersed with a good sense of humor and done with great delivery of speech plus having a good command of both Bahasa Melayu and English, suffice to say I am now officially in love with Ustaz Don Daniyal. Plus he is a hottie. What a guy. He is an inspiration to the youth of today.

Well anyway he mentioned that "tidak masuk syurga sesiapa yang sengaja memotong tali persaudaraan samada keluarga mahupun sahabat dan hendaklah sentiasa memaafi kerana sikap memaafkan itu sesuatu yang dituntut dan ia menzahirkan kekuatan karektor seseorang muslim." Oleh yang demikian I would like to apologize to the person I dissed in my previous blog posting. Peace love and no war. I will try to refrain myself from saying anything untoward about anybody in the future (I am biting the insides of my cheeks so hard as I am typing this I think it's bleeding now).

So to this particular person I am so sorry. 0-0 ek. Teringat pulak saya pada Ustazah Maskurah cikgu Pengetahuan Agama Islam saya semasa saya bersekolah di sebuah sekolah menengah berasrama penuh di Kampung Kongo dulu. Dia pernah mengajar kami sebuah hadis yang membawa maksud "Janganlah kamu benci-membenci dan janganlah kamu dengki-mendengki dan janganlah kamu khianat-mengkhianati..."I am forever in debt with her for imparting her wisdom to us and to help me score an A for this subject during SPM. Garang wo ustazah ni sebelum dia masuk kelas kami semua menggelabah baca balik dan ulangkaji. Sekarang kata-katanya terngiang-ngiang di telinga saya. Orang Jawa kata "ringing in my ears". Orang Jawa la kata macam tu. Orang Melayu kata macam lain.

Ok last kopek a thousand apologies and sorry for the nasty words.

But if you mess with me again I will still kick your big fat butt.

Heheheh. And apologize later. :-)))

Have a nice day everyone! :-)))

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dr Aina

Last Sunday, my niece and I, we chilled together in the bedroom. Well actually I was just lying around doing absolutely nothing while she played "the one and most important doctor in the hospital who had to do everything from checking in the patient to analyzing blood test results to wheeling the patient into the operating theatre because the nurse aka Mak Long was busy playing games on her iPhone".

She grumbled about that the whole time but kept on play acting anyway not only because she just loves playing doctor and she wants to be one when she grows up and also because "I'm just too talkative to sit still".

That day she had three patients: a snake, a crocodile and a bear. Her three fluffy toys were lined up waiting for their turn to see the doctor. She attended to the snake first and diagnosed him with having a bad back pain. He had to go for back massages. The crocodile had a toothache and was prescribed some "tooth medicine" (Dr Aina says it's very effective). Then she went to the last patient she had that day.

-Oh good day Mr Bear what can I do for you? Oh really? You're not feeling well? Here let me check you with my stethoscope...Ohhh no! You're not sick! You just have ketiak masam!

So in a nutshell, Dr Aina will not entertain patients with BO issues.