Friday, March 21, 2008

A motivational thought

I pasted this message on the notice board of my office. I am very happy that some of my students here liked it so much. They even asked a copy for them and I was more than happy to give it to them. We are a human being.. Vulnerable in nature. We must constantly be reminded and motivated.. So enjoy reading it and get motivated!

12 WAYS TO BE HAPPY:


1. MAKE UP YOUR MIND TO BE HAPPY. LEARN TO FIND PLEASURES IN SIMPLE THINGS
2. MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES. NO ONE HAS EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING OF SORROW INTERMINGLED WITH GLADNESS OF LIFE. THE TRICK IS TO MAKE LAUGHTER OUTWEIGH THE TEARS
3. DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SERIOUSLY. DON’T THINK THAT SOMEHOW YOU SHOULD BE PROTECTED FROM MISFORTUNE THAT BEFALLS OTHER PEOPLE
4. YOU CANT PLEASE EVERYBODY. DON’T LET CRTICISIM WORRY YOU
5. DON’T LET YOUR NEIGHBOUR SET YOUR STANDARD. BE YOURSELF
6. DO THE THINGS YOU ENJOY DOING BUT STAY OUT OF DEBT
7. NEVER BORROW TROUBLE. IMAGINARY THINGS ARE HARDER TO BEAR THAN REAL ONES
8. SINCE HATE POISONS THE SOUL, DO NOT CHERISH JEALOUSY. AVOID PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOU UNHAPPY
9. HAVE MANY INTERESTS. IF YOU CAN’T TRAVEL, READ ABOUT NEW PLACES
10. DON’T HOLD POSTMORTEMS. DON’T SPEND YOUR TIME BROODING OVER SORROW MISTAKES
11. DO WHAT YOU CAN FOR THOSE LESS FORTUNATE THAN YOURSELF
12. KEEP BUSY AT SOMETHING. A BUSY PERSON NEVER HAS TIME TO BE UNHAPPY

…AND I COULD ADD NO 13…

TO KNOW LASTING HAPPINESS, GET TO KNOW ALLAH!

My parent's house in Penambang


This is our house where my sisters and brother were brought up..We live here since 1976, the year when Janna was born. It is in original form..No painting. However, Abah planned to do the painting soon! It is going to be on the inside part of the house though. The towel hanging from the window could be weloh's.. Ha! Ha!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Engkar@Taat


Actually I dont know know what to write today. However, I am quite free at this moment, so I thought I should jot down something..something that bothering me lately..about my maid. She is leaving for Bandung this saturday morning for a two-month break. It bothers me a lot because all this while I have been " pampered" by her service for the past 8 years! Now she is going back for a cuti after 3 years in service :-D She deserved that.

Let me just share with you about my maid, her name is Engkar which literally means "disobedient". However, my father has changed her name to Taat which means the opposite of Engkar! She has been very good with me and helped me a lot in taking care of all the household chores.Alhamdulillah..Whatever is less I consider it as a human being and always try to look at the bigger side of her contributions in my family. I remind her too to forgive me for any shortcomings when dealing with her..and always be thankful to Allah for what she has now. Today we are baking Famous mama's cookies ( my hubby gave the name of the cookies) for the last time before she leaves..

Well, since she will be gone for two months, I have to familiarize myself with the equipments in the house from wet kitchen to dry kitchen, from living room to dining room, from children's rooms to master bedroom and most importantly utilitiy room! My husband has told me that most probably he would not be hear any blender's sound, food processor's sound and cake mixer's sound in this two months period..Ouch! Ha! ha! most likely.. What I dont like most is ironing clothes! I am trying to get a part timer to help on that..

I am attaching here a picture of me & kids together with Engkar when we went to Sungai Petani, Kedah last year...

To Engkar, Bon Voyage and enjoy your holiday with your loved ones!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Me, Mom and Ami..


This is a picture of me, ami and our dearest MOM! There was a picture of ami when she was 3 years old and now she is 21! She is not chubby anymore but healthy though..Yet skinny! Look at my mom..I mean look at her hands, tightly holding her handbag..That is how she is.. " Ma takut la..Ramai ore sini" :-)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Before and after..

It has been a long time that I did not update my blog. I was quite busy marking my students' scripts. However, I keep thinking what to write anyway..It means that I am still thinking about my blog.

Anyway, before the post election is over let me just share with you what I have gone through before and after the election. Of course , I am not one of the candidates :-) He! he!

Before the election- I was in Gombak and I could see the election fever was going on with a huge number of posters everywhere. My kids have been asking me which one should I vote and I told them that "Undi anda adalah rahsia!" These kids, huh, they are very curious about poilitics.. Hmm..No wonder they are because their father is a political scientist!

I went back to kota bharu to cast my vote, with my youngest son, Lutfi. We took MAS flight and during the inflight, there was quite a rough turbulence that shook plane a bit. This really scared me and Lutfi also frightened. He told me that he wanted to get down so that we can take a bus back to Kota Bahru.. I calmy said yes..I mean, I pretended to be calm..I am scared more than Lutfi!

My sister jie fetched from the airport. I saw a load number of posters more than in Gombak. Wow! Kelantanese people..Wow! I dont know what to say..This is much bigger than hari Raya, dude! It was awesome :-)

After the election- The major agenda is done, fulfilling my duty as a citizen. Now next agenda is to go to bazaar for shopping. Shopping is my number one list in every trip to Kota Bahru. Shopping here is inresistible. I told my husband that I am not a persuasive buyer, no one can persuade me to buy anything if I dont want it.. he told me I am right, absolutely right. But he said I have another type of buyer.."A compulsive buyer!" Hmm..Bummer.. What to say? he is absolultely right!


Till then..Have a nice day!

Puisi lagi..

Ada satu lagi puisi yang dibuat untuk semua pelajar2 saya yang amat saya kasihi..Bila semua student tidak ada di kampus, biasanya hati saya begitu berat sekali membawa rindu saat2 bersama pelajar, mengajar mereka, ketawa dan kadang2 tumpang bersedih bila mereka dirundung masalah..Tidak lupa juga bila ingat saat saya bertegas dgn mereka, sampai menangis dibuatnya, but..I am just doing my job. Attitude is the essence in your life



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04/03/2008