Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Greetings For My Daughter

Happy Birthday Anak Ku Zalikha 'Aliah!!

Dear anak ku:

Today is the 29th of December
The date that Mom & I will always remember
The date that you were born, our only daughter
And with every birthday, we offer our do'a for your happiness, on earth & thereafter.

It took Mom, 9 months & 10 days, to carry you around
Finally when it was time, the anxiety was over when you came down
I was there to see you came in this world too
Thanking Allah the Al-Mighty & offering prayers for Mom & you.

You were a baby then... like it was yesterday
Learning many things along the way
And suddenly, we see a lovely gal today
Celebrating her 16th birthday!

There are still many things to learn
There are still many things to do
We will continue to give you the guidance
We will be here for you.

Of course we will not be here forever
But Allah is always your provider & protector

Remember to perform your solat & prayers
Remember to love & respect your brothers
Remember to greet our neighbours
Remember to give sympathy & smile to the poor
Treat with kindness those who are old & weak
Say lots of thank you...plezz...and may I help you...

Always be humble ...

Things that u dont know, SEEK & ASK
Things that you know, SHARE & TELL

Remember, there is no such thing as copyright
Allah The AlMighty,
has never copyright His Book The Al-Qur'an for us to learn & acquire knowledge..

Rasulullah had taught us everything that he knew..

So, always share,
always give...
& you will gain more,
the more you share & give, insyaAllah.

There are so much more that I would like to say
But I think I will reserve some for your 17th birthday!!

Happy Birthday anak ku Zalikha
May Allah give you the best in health,
grant you rahmat, berkat & hidayat in all things that you do, Ameen!!

From your loving Ayah....

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Kes dan Bab kena naya? Kena zalim? Diinayai ka atau dizalimi ka?

Assalamu'alaikum & good evening pembaca yang budiman!
Tajuk yang Pak Su Man nak blog hari ini mengenai kes kena naya, atau dianiayai.

Kalau kita rasa kita kena naya, kita boleh buat report, dan serah pada undang-undang untuk buat pembelaan bagi pihak kita. Dan kalau nak mujarab lagi, kita minta pembelaan dari ALLAH S.W.T. Dan yang biasanya doa orang yang dizalimi mustajab.

Sabda Rasulullah s.a.w:

"Dan takutlah engkau akan doa orang yang dizalimi, sesungguhnya (doa orang yang dizalimi itu) tidak ada di antaranya dan di antara ALLAH pendinding." (Bukhari).

Kita juga pernah dengar, "Ingatlah, Doa orang yang teraniaya dimakbulkan ALLAH!"

Bagi orang-orang yang takutkan azab ALLAH dan hari pembalasan, mereka akan kecut perut bila diingatkan kepada mereka yang MENZALIMI. Herm...tapi kebanyakan orang-orang yang menganiaya orang ini, depa ni bodoh sombong. Tak mau belajar, tak mau faham dan tak mau takut kepada azab ALLAH!

Kalau depa tau, atau faham, tentu depa tak kan berani untuk menganiaya sesama makhluk ALLAH no!

Ni Pak Su Man nak cerita sikit, pasal bab naya ni, sebab Pak Su Man pernah kena naya. Dulu Pak Su Man minta tolong salesman ni jualkan kereta Proton Wira Pak Su Man. Bila dah dapat kereta baru, dia tukar dan ambil la kereta lama Pak Su Man. Dia bagi tau, jangan takut la... dia dapat jualkan dalam seminggu saja, lepas tu dia akan settle baki loan dan tukar nama semua.... beresss...DIA KATA!

Hampa tau tak, dia putar alam dengan Pak Su Man!! Dia putaq punya putaq... kereta pun dia tak jual... balance loan pun dia tak bayar... dia pakai pi joli sana sini...

Tup tup...dok dalam empat bulan ka, baru Pak Su Man tau dia kaki putaq alam... surat saman MPPJ sampai...!! Surat Polis Trafik sampai...!! Surat bank sampai...!!

Nak pendekkan cerita, Pak Su Man pun buat report... 4 ka atau lima kali...nothing happen... Setiap hari menangis dalam hati huii...huiii!! Sampai setahun dia dok buat kerja main aci lut dengan Pak Su Man... Bila kita phone, dia buat angkat tak angkat... !! Pak Su Man kena continue bayar loan, bayar saman... habis RM7,000.00

Disamping itu, Pak Su Man pun buat solat hajat juga setiap hari sambil mohon pembelaan dari ALLAH SWT dengan doa lagu ni,

"Ya ALLAH. Aku sudah di dianiayai oleh ..... Aku mohon kepada MU ya ALLAH, Engkau bukakanlah pintu hati orang ni supaya dia sedar akan kesalahan dia. Ya ALLAH, aku hanya mohon satu permintaan saja. Aku mohon supaya engkau gerakan hati orang ni supaya dia pulangkan kereta lama ku. Dan aku berjanji tidak akan buat apa pun pada dia. Sekiranya dia tak sedar juga dan tak pulangkan kereta lama ku, berilah pembalasan yang setimpal dengan kesalahan dia ya ALLAH. Tapi jika dia pulangkan kereta lama ku, kau ampunkan dia ya ALLAH!!"

Alhamdulillah, lebih kurang dalam dua minggu, tau tau, Pak Su Man terima talipon dari salesman ni. Dia kata, "Abang. Saya minta maaf banyak, saya dah buat dosa kat Abang. Sat lagi dalam lima minit, pi tengok kat luar rumah, kereta dah park kat tepi dan kunci dah ada dalam mailbox.

Pak Su Man pun talipon isteri, dia pi check, memang betul la!!

Jadi, disini Pak Su Man nak remind diri sendiri dan juga semuga dapat share iktibar dari Tajuk Naya Menaya ni.... atau Aniaya atau Zalim Menzalimi ni...

Zaman la ni macam2 cara sesaorang itu, atau masyarakat boleh di aniayai...

Tetapi ingatlah:
"Dan takutlah engkau akan doa orang yang dizalimi, sesungguhnya (doa orang yang dizalimi itu) tidak ada di antaranya dan di antara ALLAH pendinding." (Bukhari).

Wallah hua'lam

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fountain of Youth , "Healthy Fruits"

This article came into my email today. It make sense ya!!
No wonder I look like a 30 yr old stud...hahaha....
Lots of fruits...that's the secret...
And I'm sharing it with you!!

It's long but very informative

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think. It's important to know how and when to eat.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?


If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil....

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining — every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc — actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene — the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content.. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this?? For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE': (THIS IS NOT A JOKE!) Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.

Read this....It could save your life!!

Lessons from life: "A Clear Guide To Islam" by Amir Brooks

I would like to share an interesting website
"A Clear Guide To Islam" by Amir Brooks.

You see.last nite, I received an email from a nephew-in-law (husband of a niece residing in Australia) inquiring about the the wearing of headscarf, "Hijab" or also known as "Tudung".

My nephew-in-law is a Muslim convert, and I searched the net to see if there are articles or explanation which are simple to understand pertaining to this subject.

The layout of this website is very simple yet comprehensive. For anyone, be it a Muslim or Non-Muslim, Amir's website is very enlightening, informative and will develop a balance understanding about issues concerning Islam.

My search on the topic in question, i.e HIJAB, is in there.
So I clicked on the Topic "Sisters' Appearance", and here is a beautiful reading material, with a poem to go.... I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I do..
- Ayahanda a.k.a Pak Su Man

Source of reference: A CLEAR GUIDE TO ISLAM

The whole point of hijab is to protect a woman's modesty. Therefore, her clothes should not be tight so as to reveal the shape of the body, nor should it be transparent or in any way see-through.

A lot of muslim women, mainly from arab countries, wear a veil completely covering the face and gloves covering the hands and forearms (niqab). Some muslims regard this as obligatory, whereas most (myself included) see this as a matter of choice. I would only recommend this for sisters whose looks attract a lot of male attention and feel more comfortable wearing this.

Opponents of Islam often put across the argument that the requirement for hijab is oppressive and forces women into being second-class citizens. However, the truth is that it is completely the opposite, as this helps to protect women from men's roving eyes (after all, it is a natural tendency for men to look lustfully at attractive women).

This idea is well-conveyed in a poem emailed to my wife by a sister:
"Object of Despair" (by Fahim Firifiray - Abu Omar)

Emma is a lawyer, and Aisha is too
Colleagues going into court at circa half past two
Its 1 o'clock right now, they grab a bite before the trial
They chat about this and that, conversing with a smile

Aisha's in full hijab with a loose all over suit
Emma's in her business wear with accessories to boot
Emma's really quite bemused at Aisha's godly ways
She looks Aisha in the eyes and very firmly says:

"You're a smart girl Aisha, why do you wear that across your hair?
Subjugated by 'man'-kind, an object of despair
Take it off my sister, let your banner be unfurled
Don't blindly follow all around, DECLARE YOUR FREEDOM TO THE WORLD!"

Aisha is amazed, but not the least bit shy
She bravely puts her milk shake down and gives Emma the reply
"My dear sister Emma, why do you dress the way you do?
The skirt you're wearing round your waist, is it really you?"

"Now that we've sat down, I see you tug it across your thighs
Do you feel ashamed, aware of prying eyes?
I see the way you're sitting, both legs joined at the knees
Who forces you to sit like that? Do you feel at ease?"

"I'll tell you who obliges you to dress the way you do
Gucci, Klein and St. Laurent all have designs on you!
In the main, it's men my friend who dictate the whims of fashion
Generating all the garb to incite the basest passion"

"'Sex Sells' - there is no doubt, but who buys with such great haste
The answer is the likes of you because they want to be embraced
They want to be accepted on a level playing field
Sure, with brain and intellect, but with body parts revealed"

"Why do you douse yourself with creams, to make your skin so milky?
Why do rip off all your hair to keep your body silky?
A simple shower's all you need to stay respectable and clean
The time and money that you spend is really quite obscene"

"Why do you wake up at dawn to apply a firm foundation,
Topped with make up and the like in one chaotic combination?
And if you should have to leave the house devoid of this routine
Why do you feel so insecure that you should not be seen?"

"Be free my sister Emma, escape from your deep mire
Don hijab today my friend, and all Islam's attire
Avoid all those sickly stares, or whistles from afar
Walk down the street with dignity, take pride in who you are"

"Strength lies in anonymity, be a shadow in the crowd
Until you speak and interact when your voice will carry loud
You're a smart girl Emma, wear this across your hair
Don't be subjugated by "man"-kind, an object of despair"

"To use your very words my friend, Let your banner be unfurled
Don't blindly follow all around - DECLARE YOUR FREEDOM TO THE WORLD!

It's also no surprise to know that in muslim societies where the majority of women wear hijab, things like adultery, underage or unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, and sexually-motivated crimes such as rape are all markedly rarer in countries where women have more 'freedom'.
Sisters' Appearance - A Clear Guide to Islam
Source: www.bahagia.btinternet.co.uk
Perhaps the most distinctive (and for some, controversial) aspect as far as women's appearance is concerned is the requirement for hijab. This is covering up the body in public so that only the face and hands are visible. ...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Melodramatic Paraphrase from the Kedah dialect

The Kedah people has a unique way of expressing how they feel, and even certain actions in the day to day conversation. They use a lot of melodramatic paraphrase words to bring most expression to life!!

This is to done with accompanying melodious, almost musical-like intonations!! Somehow listener is drawn into the conversation & he/she will be able to 'see' & 'feel' the words..... Here are some samples:

Dia sakit NYUT-NYUT ... to emphasize intensity of throbbing pain (e.g headache!!)
Dia sakit NGAP-NGAP ... to emphasize intensity of sharp pain (e.g toothache!!)
Keras KEDEKIANG ... to emphasize mega toughness or hardness of something (e.g meat, chicken meat)
Sejok GEDI ..... to emphasize extremities of condition like really cold water during bath, shower, or even food & beverages)

And here are sample of melodious intonation to further express & re-emphasize the magnitude and extremity of the verb... . the sentence will be said like this:

Kepala DIA SAKIT (Stop a while..then continue, take a deep breadth first, then say the next word ). NYOOOOOOOT, NYOOOOOOOT!! (The 'ooot' sound is stretch and melodramatically expressed with a melting eerie melting voice..!!)

Similarly for,

To express a HARD or tough food or thing, here's a sample of how to say it:
Kueh cakoi tu KERAS, KEDEKIANG
(when u come to the word 'KERAS', it is said like this; KER..RUST, KER-THE-KIANG (kiang sound as in young...hehehe!!).

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Muslim Etiquette of Talking

Everyday we meet & interact with people. People from all walks of life, from street vendors to cleaners, school teachers, our mum, our dad, our brothers, our sisters...ministers maybe... You name it...yes, we meet & talk to a lot of people.

Whether they are cleaners, street vendors, mak ciks, pak ciks,young & old, our children, our friends, our parents, or the newspaper man....it boils down to one thing...everybody deserve to be communicated with the same kind of respect, and in certain warranted situations, with compassion...with some gentleness & beautiful words.

Every word that we talk, and in every manner that we speak, we actually have a choice to do so with the utmost courtesy. It is actually a presentation....like a gift to the people that we address...wrapped nicely with the right intonation, the right facial expression, with the kindest of respect....

We can actually learn the art of being humble in the words that we talk, if we care enough, then take a little bit of our precious time to be reminded that there are such a thing known as the 'Etiquette of Talking'.

I am reminding myself, each time I read this article (I kept this since 1992, 17 yrs ago!!) & please allow me to share this reminder with you, all my friends... about the simple 'Etiquette of Talking' as required of a Muslim in the Islamic perspective.

I learned that Islam presents for mankind a comprehensive guidance in all aspects of life from the cradle to the grave, including the simple action of TALKING & here are the Islamic guidelines in communication or when talking to others:

  1. You should talk politely in an intelligible & dignified manner.
  2. You should neither keep the pitch of your voice so low that it is inaudible to the lieterners nor speak so loudly or harshly lest the addressee should be overawed. Because the Holy Qur'an affirms:"and lower your voices because the most ugly & unpleasant voice is the braying of an ass".
  3. You should not injure the sentiments of the aged persons having careworn hearts & of the innocent children.
  4. You should not pass sarcastic remarks againts the others, lest it should create bitterness & you noble acts.
  5. You should not indulge in talking rubbish because it is an evil. Islam strictly forbid & condemn TAUNTING, BACK-BITTING, BLAMING, CURSING & MOCKING of others.
  6. You should speak only whenever the need arise.
  7. Your talk must be beneficial for the audience. It should be based on truth & sincerity. Hurling words carelessly does not look proper.
  8. As you have to render accounts to ALLAH for every word which you speak, you should talk wisely lest you shall be taken to task for your absurd & bareless conversation.
  9. You should neither indulge in self-praise nor boast of your superiority.
  10. You must neither ridicule others nor call them by insulting names. It is a bad habit to swear frequently.
  11. You should not indulge in fruitless discussion with the stubborn ignorant. When you come to the conclusion that a discussion will lead to bitterness, you should offer 'salaam' (peace) politely & depart in a respectable manner, befitting the status & age of your addressee.
  12. You should talk to your elders with reverence (respect).
  13. You must speak affectionately to your juniors (Young ones) and listen attentively.
  14. It is not commendable to interrupt when someone is speaking, again & again. If you wish to reply or ask any question, you should wait till he or she has completed his/her narration.- Your answer or question must be brief & to the point.
  15. You should try to talk in a simple language & ensure that the other person understand what you are trying to say.
  16. And lastly but not least, if u are requested to repeat what you have said, then you must do so without any feeling of resentment on your part. It may be necessary to repeat thrice (3 times) what you have uttered!!

Friends, thank you for taking your time to read through this article....may the knowledge acquired today, bring you many gains for tomorrow.. InsyaAllah ('God willing', is the equivalent translation in English).

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Many of us have gone through sweet memorable affairs of the heart during our yesteryears & teens. For a moment, we have thought that those years have passed us, & all the beautiful words & phrases that were once written...read with deep emotions, would fade away through times immemorial.

Sometimes, those thought were written down in rhymes & they chime...oh yes they do..!! Those words form the basis of poetry in motion.....

Poetry is the music of words... This language of love ensures, beautiful thoughts... feelings... solemn promises... esteem hopes & tender moments remain eternal through endless time.....!!

Sometimes, if we sit down & think about it, it may be true what Plato said; "Poets alter great & wise things which they themselves do not understand!!"

Maybe..... poetry is only understood by those who are.... may I say, "IN LOVE"?

Ok then... Lovers & friends, let me take you down memory lane.... into the enchanting world of poetry.... the essence of emotional expression deep from the heart.... the rendezvous of hearts, minds & souls...!!

Mere words are spoken.... heard once, and they fade away...... superficially & superfluously... and eventually lost in cyberspace... But with a touch of poetry, the heart is caressed gently & tenderly.... increasing the heartbeat with sheer excitement...!! The warmth glow that one could feel as he or she recites in melodious & melodramatic tone...!! Words that could reduce barbarians into gentle, loving gentlemen.... !! Such is the power of poetry in motion!!

Having said all that, I would like to introduce poems that you can match & express according to the situation that you are in...

For LOVERS, thinking of their love ones (this must be recited only when the sky is full of stars...hahaha!!):

I sit & watch the stars go by -
Alone again I sit & wonder why ...
I miss u so.

Someday perhaps, we will meet & talk -
Perhaps, hold hands...sharing kisses while we walk...
.... But till then.... I'll miss u so......

This one is great for LOVERS who would like to make promises.... especially before u depart overseas to further your studies.... or to reaffirm the strength of your feellings for your love ones:

In your heart,
I place my solemn & serene words
that remain eternal -

And in your heart,
I remain faithful (not faithfool ya!!) & loyal...
Like the waves of the sea
beating against the beach ... never ending ...

Because in your heart,
there is this lovely love story,
That we have made & shared together ...
it shall remain forever
until eternity...!!

And for those, who are in love, but with insufficient resources to take your love ones to fast food restaurants or mamak stall.... to woo your prospecting hearts, I recommend that you sing this poem with rich feelings (the pockets may be empty, but the hopes are not!!):

I bring no flowers,
becos they wither & die.
I do not believe in gifts
what money can buy -

I bring you words in poetry,
becos they are tender & everlasting ...
Poems of deep feelings ....
Words that flow .... fulfilling dreams...!!

Last but not least, something to melt his or her heart..... or to make them weak at the knees.... hehehe!! And remember that you have to memorise each and every words!! This is so that u go through a standard ritual, to perfect your practice. You cannot afford to to ill-read this masterpiece, can you .... or could you ... or would you...!!

So, choose a nite at Tugu Negara , maybe with drizzling rain slightly.... then with all your feelings, summon your inner gentler self. For guys, hold an expensive rose in you hand!! For ladies, get an expensive Guy LaRoche watch & dangle it or swing it about as you read this poem... OK??

...With strong conviction, read these:

My sweetheart,
I am here to say my love
with the wind serenading the nite with me

Millions of kisses I would give ...
for loving me... &
your love is always fervent .....

Although days have gone by
without seeing you,
word will not suffice
to say, that i miss u so -

My dearest,
everytime I long for you,
i wud repeat your name.
With rain pouring by
& with the heat that burn...
my love will never die ...!!

Like a monument it will stand.
Deep in my heart
I will not forget
those promises that we have shared -

Oh my siren....
I hope i am right...
i say this in the silence oif the nite...!!

- Pak Su Man... I remain.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Laughter can do wonders to all of us...hahaha!!

Anything funny, hilariious or even weird is my cuppa tea. This video clip was sent to me by a friend, I think he must have got it from youtube. Just look at what crawls out under the man in white.....!!

....A very hilarious, and naturally....u will be exercising your lungs to the extreme.....hahaha...hikhikhik.....hehehe....

Watch.....& u will know what i mean.....hohhohohohihihi..!!!

F.A.M.I.L.Y ...a follow-up to Nabeyl's post, 'OHANA'

Today, I read a post by Anak ku Nabeyl, title "OHANA MEANS FAMILY"

The title brings fond memories of my younger days with my 10 siblings and 6 adopted siblings. Oooo...did we have a wonderful childhood....YES, definitely!! My late ABAH was a great man.... And my late MAK was a compassionate lady. Together, they showed us how great a LOVE can be..... their tireless effort to give LOVE to everyone...including themselves.....!!

- the LOVE between both of them.
- the LOVE for our FAMILY...
- the LOVE for their siblings...
- the LOVE for their relatives...
- the LOVE for their friends...
- the LOVE to be together ....
- the LOVE for the poor & needy....

& most important of all, I learned from both of them, it is easy to give LOVE....start with your FAMILY....... the difficult part is to remember, to keep on giving LOVE.... We need to be reminded..!!

The yesteryears were long gone....but the lessons learned & the experience gained, is something that i wud like to share with everyone. I attached below a touching story, sent to me by a friend via email.

It served as a strong reminder to me, & I hope it will also remind others, least we forget how to 'greet', 'give' & 'accept' LOVE with great respect......

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.

He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you.

"We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way!!, "I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,

"While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love,
you seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.

"By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?
"He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.

I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue.

"I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way.

"He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway.

"I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue.

So what is it behind the above story…?
It is a touching, simple story about F.A.M.I.L.Y

It means ...
(Y)OU !!

Maybe u might wanna pass this message to your friends, as a reminder how dear & lovable our families are…!!

- AYAH a.k.a Pak Su Man

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Same Pronounciation...But Different Meaning!!

Hi everyone!!
Today I would like to write about ENGLISH words that share similar PRONUNCIATION (or the same vocal sound) in the MALAY language. These English words have different SPELLING & carry a different MEANING when translated into Malay.

Small war...big war...fist fight...verbal confrontations are sometimes caused by such 'hilarious' or sometimes downright 'vulgar' WORDS when they are taken in a different context ...hahaha.... hikhikhik...wakakah....

Do you know of any words that fall into the same category, or shall I say "same predicament"? Ada yang very funny...(lawak gler!!) but ada yang downright vulgar..(oo...oohh). Add on if you do!!

So let's have a look at the lighter side of WORDS with almost similar pronunciation in both the ENGLISH and MALAY language:

HOUSE in English = HAUS in Malay means 'thirsty'!
YOUNG in English = YANG in Malay is an affectionate term for love ones!
MY in English = MAI in Malay means 'come' in Northern Malay dialect!
DO IT in English = DUIT in Malay means 'money'!
SUCK IT in English = SAKIT in Malay means 'pain'!
A WHAT(?) in English = AWAT(?) ....hahaha..this one, same meaning la..!!
HUNG in English = HANG in Malay means 'you' in Northern Malay dialect!
CAR KEY in English = KAKI in Malay means 'leg'
CHEESE in English = CIS(!) in malay is an exclamation of anger!!
ONE in English = WAN in malay is a hereditery title before the first name
PEE in English = PI in Malay means 'go'
JUMP in English = JAM in Malay is 'clock' or 'time' or 'hour'

Wow....those are only 'some' words....!!~
There are more I believe. Can you guys & gals come up with any..?

- Pak Su Man

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pak Su Man & Love For The Family

Date : 1o January 2009,
Blog time: 2345

Good evening everyone!! My name is Abdul Rahman Bin Ibrahim, age 51 oing 52 this year... My wife address me affectionately as 'ABANG', & the children refer to me lovingly as 'AYAH' . To the nieces & nephews, I am 'PAK SU MAN'.

Tonite I have created history for MYSELF becos I have just signed up as a BLOGGER
I have my 3rd son NABIL AIZAT to thank, for his encouragement.
Thank Q anak ku ...!! ("my son = anak ku" in Malaysian Language).

Anyway, here r the rest of my family....

This is Tengku Zarina,
my loving wife.

My joyfull & energetic sons ....
(fr Left) Nabil Aizat, Danial Aizat & Amin Aizat

And my cute & lovely
daughter, Zalikha Aliah

A long time ago ...
the year was 1974....
and the month was 01 September 1957.....

I received a birthday card from a close friend, with beautiful poetic inscription.
The words moved my heart so much that I took great effort to carve them in stone ... deep in my heart.

Allow me to share this beautiful poem with u:

with a little SOFTNESS, in the words that you TALK.... &

a little KINDNESS, along the PATH that you WALK......

The path,
that you walk... &
the words that you talk....
may not mean much to you -

But to someone else...
The path that you walk...&
the words that you talk...
may bring cheers....
or sooth many pains......

Today, I would like to remind myself again, that I can always touch the life of others ....
with simple & meaningful acts of kindness, or even with a simple act of listening...
.............................................and it has to start with my FAMILY...
Maybe this short story will remind me of the path.....

Dearest Mom...I love u....

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.

He said, "Please excuse me too;

I wasn't watching for you."

We were very polite, this stranger and I.

We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story is told,

How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.

"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken.

I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed,

God's still small voice came to me and said,

"While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love,you seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor.
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you. He picked them himself; pink, yellow & blue.

He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,

you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.

By this time, I felt very small,

And now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed;

"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"

He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.

I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.

"I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."

I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;

"I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."

He said, "Oh , Mom, that's ok...I love you anyway"

I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

Are you aware that if we die tomorrow, everybody will forget us in a matter of days.
But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

we pour ourselves more

into our work

into others....

More than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed,

don't you think?

So, what is the moral of the story...?

Do you know what the word FAMILY means?

(F)ther (A)and(M)other (I) (L)ove (Y)ou


Blog off time: 0228 hrs,

Date: 11 january 2009