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Saturday, August 29, 2009

To the Legend...Rock On!

Here's a simple post dedicated to a person who had changed the world forever. It's not surprising millions of people around the world are thanking this very date - for if it was not for him, we will never understand people from different races and we will never know music.

He may not be with us but stay on in our hearts forever, the same goes for the generations to come. I may sound a love sick fan but many still fail to see beyond the lies and barriers that blind us to see the true person behind it.

I just want to say:

"Happy Birthday, Michael.
You will never die but live within us forever."

Maybe he's performing his concert up there to the people who left before him. Dang, they are so lucky! But hey, one day, we will all get the chance to see the King(:

Monday, August 24, 2009

Be Happy

Lately, people around me have been pretty down. Let it be family, friends and even social network buddies. Feeling sad, down, getting blues in which I call 'ill feelings' cannot be outrun by us but what if that someone has come to a point where he or she feels that life isn't important anymore? That life is simply boring and dull.

I used to get that images of the Earth turning grey with dark clouds circling above my head that sometimes I have no mood to do anything but to just sit in my room, letting time fly pass me. Only to find that there is actually more to life than what we thought had been.

Human beings are actually very foolish people. In terms, sometimes we let darkness consume us.

I thought about those times when my family and I had a big gathering. Everyone was so happy. I remembered the time when my friends and I did something stupid, and we couldn't stop laughing until this very day; there were times, I thought about something or someone, my spirit felt down - as thought the world has shut its door to me. But I made that door opened for me by cherishing the fond & happy memories that was left behind. That point I realize not all is gone.

Happiness is the biggest gift, laughing is the best medicine. So why not go make someone happy today? When was the last time someone actually felt happy by you? You'll be surprise at how great it feels knowing that person is happy because of you. It doesn't have to be anything expensive. You could simply offer a hand like: helping your neighbour sweeping the yard, helping a blind guy crossing the road or simply spending time with the kids at the orphanage. Or if you're a great cook, bake some for the charity or share among your loved ones. You'll be amaze how light-hearted and warm you feel.

And SMILE. When you smile, your spirit soars high. Even if you're feeling blue, just smile. Smile because you know whatever comes your way, you can make it through. No matter how hard and impossible it seems to be, you'll survive and come out as a warrior of your own. Let that happiness burn inside of you - make your life an adventure!

Last but not least, LAUGH! Getting bored? Turn on some old cartoons that kids watch today - I still watch! Mr. Bean, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Looney Tunes, Spongebob...or something more 'adult' for those feel cartoons are out of their league: The Nanny(this is a must), Two & a half men, Friends or maybe movies like White Chicks, Garfield, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry. As you watch these, your mind & soul is fully concentrated on the TV and as you laugh, you get that hyper motive in you to keep on laughing. Watch it with your friends & family, it's going to be 100x laughter than watching with your pet.

So people, let us all smile, laugh & be happy. It's alright to feel down once in a while but remember, happiness conquers all. Help someone today by making them happy and in return, you'll be the happy person you never knew.



Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Truth About Fasting

Hey people:D School holiday has started for one week, yeay!! That's the good news.

The bad news is...fasting month started today and I'm so hungry now that I could eat a horse! As ironic as it sounds, I am super duper hungry. I thought of breaking my fast but I realize I will waste my whole day of tying the knot at my intestine...so yeah, food can wait.

Actually, many people(non-Muslims) ask us(Muslims): 'Eh, why you puasa(fast)?'

Many of them misunderstood our aim of fasting and took it the other way around as a sign of punishment or torture. It is not their fault anyway because it is a torture if you're a food lover. Fasting actually means do not eat & do not drink at the moment the sun rises til the sun sets.

My friend told me that day: Not eating is fine. But no drinking!! I could die!

Hhahaha:D Before we start fasting, we will wake up around 4.30 am to eat sahur. Sahur means eating before fasting. We have to finish eating before the Subuh(morning) prayer comes in and when it does, we have to stop eating and fasting begins. So, fasting is not a torture at all. On the bright side, ladies, we can lose a few pounds!

So why do Muslims around the world fast for a month during the Ramadan month?

The answer is simple: To feel what it is like for the poor and the hungry people who do not have food to eat. To feel their pain and suffering...to understand what they are going through. And by doing that, not only we will bring ourselves down to earth but the poor will not look at us as some snobbish, heartless people. In the way, it creates great bond between all human races.

Another great thing about the Ramadan month is that all kind of stalls will open, so many stalls with so many people that even the non-Muslims shouted the other day in class: Yeay!! Puasa coming soon! Great food! Honestly, that's the truth. I can't wait to go to the stalls and grab the rojak! Sigh. If I could post the food to you, I will because it is the best!




We break fast when the Mahgrib prayer comes in. It's usually around 7 pm. But at that moment when water finally touches your mouth, you'll soon realize how very lucky you are and spending dinner with your family as all of you break fast is one of the priceless thing in the world.

To be honest, I used to think fasting was ridiculous and a torture - I was young then. But now, I see the world at all angles and finally understood that whatever He does and command, there's a reason behind it. Now, I look forward to fast(:

Ohh, Grandpa said the American woman who will arrive today for his documentary on Fasting & Raya month in Malaysia is here! And we all will be breaking fast with her tomorrow at dinner. I am happy, I just wish it was a guy. Sigh. Hey! I'm a girl, what do you expect?

To all Muslims, have a great fasting month(:

To the rest of the world, have a very great day!

P.S. Now you know we are not being tortured! LOL:D

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I Am Fear of...

Yes! Test is finally over. I can go back to my favourite world of blogging. Anyway, last night I was reading through the Star newspaper and came to an interesting section. It came to a page where it listed all types of phobias.

Now, we think we do not have one - like I did but then, I realize I did have. As a matter of fact, I was relieved! I thought I was the only one who felt that way which made me felt like I'm just paranoid or being stupid.

I have 2 phobias:

Climacophobia - Fear of stairs, climbing or falling down the stairs

Molluscophobia - Fear of snails & slugs


Herpetophobia - Fear of animals that creep crawly (I'm scared of caterpillars)


Maybe my phobias sound quite silly to some of you but I am really scared of staircase. Whenever I climb up the stairs at home, I always have this vision of me falling back down and break my neck. It's not funny. Sometimes I get so scared that I would lean forward to avoid falling backward.

The school is the worst because my class is at the highest floor. I always get this ill feeling of falling down the stairs and hurt my neck. I don't know why but I'm fine with going down the stairs. The higher I go, the more 'crazy' I get until the lightest slip of my hand cause me to jump out of my skin.

On the other hand, when it comes to animals - I'm down to be the silliest person you ever meet. I'm scared of snails and slugs! I HATE THEM! I remember I used to cry just by the sight of the snails...so far I haven't 'meet' any slugs and I do NOT want to.



I never liked snails. They are so slimy, slow and disgusting. A few years back, whenever it stops raining at my grandma's house, snails start to appear at every corner of the house. Once I was walking towards the door, I saw 2 snails on my path and I just start screaming, running away and I won't move any nearer until my grandma move them. I just can't stand the sight of snails or being near them. When I see snails, I feel sick in my stomach.



My last phobia is that I'm scared of caterpillars. They disgust me! I'm fine with snakes. In fact, I love snakes! I love the snake's skin and don't mind holding them(I held them before) but if you ask me to hold a caterpillar, the chances of you getting me to hold is ZERO. Once I was climbing up the stairs(really slowly) up to the water slide when I stopped suddenly. There was a caterpillar with colourful colours on one of the step. I thought I was going to die there! But thank God a bucnh of boys came rushing up the stairs, not seeing the tiny caterpillar, kick it and it fell onto the ground.

I have always been sympathetic to animals but at that moment, I thought silently: Serve you right! HAHAH! That's another reason why I hate gardening. You never know what you might get and you think it's a leaf but it's not. Ewww.

Even celebrities have phobia too.

Johnny Deep has Coulrophobia - scared of clowns

Keanu Reeve has Sctophobia (fear of darkness) and Cyberphobia (fear of computers)

Pamela Anderson has Catoptrophobia - fear of mirrors (God, seriously?)

David Beckham has Ataxophobia - fear of untidiness

Nicole Kidman has a fear of butterflies

Hey! There's also Venustraphobia - Fear of beautiful women. HAHAH!

Seriously. You have to find out your own phobias - it's fun!


Find Your Own Phobia-

Your Phobia

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Reason

I'm sorry for not updating lately but I'm really busy with school at the moment. My exam is in 2 week's time and I am yet to be prepared. My mum banned me from going online but I thought a quick note is alright(:

Haha. Anyways, I miss reading all of your blogs, seriously. I'm getting so bloody bored reading some boring fictional facts. Ugh. But I have an exam to sit for!

So I'll be back after 2 weeks. Sigh. No time to read you blogs...next time! Bye(:

Love,

QM