Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fast, Faster, Fasting..(vroom vroom??) :D :D~

Assalamualaikum :)..

I'll start with some standard intro for Ramadhan :p..

Alhamdulillah, here we are still able to breath and enjoy the most anticipated month in Islamic calendar. The month which contains a night that's equivalent to a thousand months (approx. 80 years..wallaweh~) (HQ 97:03). The month where all the doors of heaven are open as wide and the doors of hell shut as tight (ref.). The month of, well, to summarize, the best month of all months :p.

This is my second unfortunate ( la :p) year of celebrating Ramadhan abroad. Fortunately enough, here in Auckland, especially in CBD area, it's not difficult to pay your responsibility as a Muslim :). It's even just a matter of whether or not you want to offer your tarawikh prayer in congregation (unlike in other places that I heard of, it's even hard to find another Muslim). There's a small (compared to the number of Muslims here..but hey, it's a good place :)) room provided by the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) acts as masjid :).

This is a very very d very very good opportunity to know other Muslims from other part of the world better. For example, We have our iftar in a big tray shared by bout 9 persons per tray, and consists of brothers (well, in brothers pov of course :p) from all range of backgrounds and origins :). What's the use of eating together without trying to know each other, right :).

This year's Ramadhan celebration falls at around the end of winter. So, we're (i'Allah) approximately observing our fast as long as those in Malaysia :).

That's all I can think of right now :).

Tho it might be a little late..

“Happy Ramadhan to every Muslim all around the world.” -bom bom..kebabom (firecrackers sfx :p)-

May we gain the maximum benefit possible from this once per year festive season :). May we're blessed enough to meet the Lailatul Qadr. The night = 1000 months :) :).

Oh, and may we forget not bout our brothers and sisters who already strive a bit harder than us to keep on living. Well, this is a good time (not to say the only time..) to help 'em out right :). YOSH!!

Cheers :D D

Friday, August 14, 2009

Prepare to lose :D :D?

Assalamualaikum :)..

This is the sequel of my laptop's journey on a step further towards destruction (, no..I love my lappy..). From my previous post bout how my laptop suddenly crashed and unable to boot, Ubuntu has been the main operating system since. I still do plant some faith for Vista to revive and for everything to be normal, but the wait fruits nothing. So last week I clean format the PC to install Ubuntu to be my main and only operating system. The plan was to clean format the PC and to reinstall Vista (still can't let loose the dependency towards microsoft products..haiih..). Unfortunately the plan didn't go quite well. The PC didn't recognize Vista installer CD (great..huhu), and..yeah..Ubuntu stays.

The main point here is how it took me several weeks to finally determined to clean format the laptop, and to let go all the data (I put my very best effort to back them up of course..) and the factory settings of the laptop. It feels quite hard for me to let go of something, as I tend to keep everything though they're sometimes (well, nearly all the time..) just my excess baggage. To cut the story short, I feel quite good after reformatted my baby. Seemed to me I had a new opportunity to rebuild (aka mess) its 'interior', and somewhat I felt the burden of thinking bout all those 'excess baggages' gone for a while (well, at least till now..).

Lesson learnt?

We (well, for the likes of me at least..) should learn to let go. We (the same category as before..) tend to keep all the stuffs, problems and whatnot as we feel that they're somewhat precious and have their own values. The thing is, nothing is valueless. Just because they (things, persons, burdens, etc) enter our lives, doesn't mean they have to stay. Learn to let go and you'll be glad that you do i'Allah :D :D

Don't be afraid to try new things and to depend on something or someone we don't familiar with. The saying “Tak kenal maka tak cinta” doesn't go for nothing. Just because it seems like everyone's using Vista (same goes with XP, Seven, etc..) we are not that confident to try alternative operating systems (yes..Ubuntu isn't the only one..). The truth is, there are lots of people out there who have already paved the way for us. Just because everyone's doing things in one particular way, the alternatives are not totally unacceptable. Learn to open yourself towards change. The world isn't static. Energy is conserved, but entropy always increases i'Allah (1st and 2nd law of thermodynamics..hehe :p). Change is inevitable, but not everything can and should be changing. Choose wisely, learn wholeheartedly :D :D.


Cheers :D :D