Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bila UMNO main rentak PR. Tahniah BN! Welcome back Perak!

Alhamdulillah, ada juga sinaran di balik awan. Saje saya tunggu Media arus perdana keluarkan berita rasmi. Saudara MataHati Bangsa di Facebook telah pun memberitahu tentang kejayaan UMNO dan BN di Perak pagi tadi lagi. Agak puas hati sebab UMNO dan BN akhirnya mula melawan api dengan api. Hasilnya? Pakatan Rakyat Perak, you GOT SERVED!!! Apa-apapun, perjalanan masih jauh. Harapannya ialah UMNO janganlah menganggap ini sebagai kemenangan. Kukuhkan lagi kedudukan, perbaiki lagi reputasi yang telah tercalar dek sang penglipur lara PR.



Di atas merupakan hitam putih tentang apa yang berlaku.

p/s: Bagi yang tidak tahu apa yang berlaku, Perak sekarang kembali ke pangkuan Barisan Nasional setelah beberapa percaturan UMNO dan BN menjadi. Semoga kejayaan ini membuka jalan kepada kejayaan yang seterusnya, Insyallah~

Kenapa Lambat Kahwin???

Rasa-rasanya kalau asyik post entri pasal politik je boring pulak kan? Jadi terimalah selingan ini. Apa2 pun, ia jelas menunjukkan sikap masyarakat Melayu Islam kita yang gemar mengikut trend secara membabi-buta(berkait dgn sikap politik masyarakat kita jgk ni=P). Artikel ini di ambil dari blog seorang rakan; klipkelip.blogspot.com . Sama-samalah baca dan hayati agar minda kita lebih terbuka kepada realiti dan kemudiannya sama2lah kita cari jalan penyelesaiannya:


Malaysians guys are getting married at older age. Why?
Let me give an example. It is a little bit long example. If you want
to skip it, there is a summary at the end.
Say you are a fresh graduate at that age of 23, a male, starting a carrier as an executive officer working somewhere in KL with a salary, say RM2000 per month and without any saving in the bank. Monthly, extracting your expenditures on foods, transportation (public or motorcycle), electricity, water, phone, house rent and other expenses, say you can save about RM800 the most. Then, because you are a good son, you send some money to your parents or relatives about RM300 per month. This will give you a balance of RM500 of saving. For the first year, maybe you are very discipline with your budget, so you save about RM5000.

The next year at the age of 24, you meet a girl of your dream. Both of you plan to get married after one year or two. Ok,that's fine, it gives you time to save some more money and some more time to prepare the basic necessities for a 'happy' family? a car and a roof to
live under. That year because you are a hard worker, you get a raise of 10%.
Since you are also a gentleman, you make sure some money is put aside
to spend on dates and gifts for your girl, so 10% goes for her. Like the
previous year, after much sweat and meggie-eating months, you save another
RM5000. Your company is doing ok. You are paid 2 months bonus. So,
another RM4000 is added to your saving. So, your total saving now is
RM14,000. You decide to spend about RM8000 on a brand-new RM40,000 car
down payment. So, you net saving that year is RM6000. The next year at the age of 25, you are doing fine at work. But because now you have to pay for car every month, your total
monthly saving is cut down to about RM400. You save roughly about RM5000
that year. No bonus that year because your company is doing poor. So, your
total saving in the bank is RM11,000. Then, you decide to get engaged with
your girlfriend. She said OK. So, need to buy an engagement ring. RM1500
is spent on ring plus 'hantaran pertunangan'. So, your net saving that year
is RM9,500.

The next year at the age of 26, you get promoted. Your salary now is 1.5 of your starting salary at the company. Good news! You think. "Ok, this year I will get married". You also are 'gersang' already. So, you ask your fiancée "how much is the dowry (hantaran)? " She say, "berapa-berapa yang u sanggup". You ask,"RM5000 ok?". She replies, "I okay je. Tapi my mom tu. Dia kata grad oversea macam I ni mane boleh letak rendah-rendah. Paling kurang RM10,000 tau!".
Your eyes 'terjegil', your tounge 'meleleh' and you faint on the spot. "Where else in the world can I get extra money?", you say to yourself.

But, because you are very determined to get married with your dream girl and in the name of love, you work really really hard that year until you are awarded "The Best Employee of The Year". You get 3 months of bonus. You also do some side business to supply ayam pencen. So, roughly your net saving at the end of that year is RM20,000. Ok, now you are 27 years old with enough saving in the bank to pay for the dowry. But then, come your mom saying,"Anak mak nak kawin ni mesti la buat grand grand. Kita sewa khemah besar-besar, jemput
penyanyi ke artis ke sorang dua datang buat persembahan. Lauk pauk kita
cater aje la ya? RM10 je sekepala. Baju kawin ko, kita sewa yg cantik-cantik
dan mahal-mahal sket. Kita jemput dalam 1000 orang datang ok?"
You did a quick in-the-head-calculation, "1000xRM10=RM10,000, penyanyi
lagi, khemah lagi, buta-buta je RM15,000!!! Tu tak masuk cincin kahwin
lagi!!" You say,"Mak, nak buat apa membazir-bazir duit ni?"
Your mom replies,"Apa pulak membazirnya? Kau kawin sekali je seumur hidup.
Biarlah buat betul-betul." You insist,"Tapi mak?" Your mom says, "Dahlah, kau jangan nak buat malu mak. Cik Tipah jiran kita tu buat kenduri kat hotel siap dato, datin, tan sri
puan sri lagi datang. Mana la mak nak letak muka kalau buat kenduri kecik
kecik?".

Anyway, you finally get married. But, a beautiful happy life after marriage
that you dream of with your wife does not last long. You have debts around
your waist, interest gets higher every month, cannot afford to pay them,
you wife gets tired of you asking money from her, she accuses you of being
irresponsible husband for not being a good provider, blah blah blah? At the
end, you two go into separate ways? You get divorced. Problem breeds problem? Sometimes we wonder whymarriage institution is failing in our country. The above example may
not represent the whole phenomena in our culture, but perhaps it gives
us some ideas of the problems young couple these days are facing in
getting married from my perspective.

The Root Cause of The Problem...
There is something wrong in our culture. I really think there are some practices in our culture in Malaysia (Malay culture specifically) that do not make sense and especially they are contrary to
the teaching of Islam. These practices are well-rooted in our culture that
unfortunately because of them, many people are 'afraid' to get married, or
simply feel like they cannot afford when they are actually can afford.
These are some of my observation and summary analysis:
(1) Marriage should be done in the most modest way but
in Malaysia, it is ought to be done in the most lavish way. Competition
on whose wedding is the most grandeur is almost unavoidable. Fame is
usually the reason why people spend unreasonable and wasteful amount of money
for a wedding.
(2) The "price" of a woman is measured according to her perhaps educational
background, physical attributes and family social status not according to
her knowledge and understanding of Deen and piety as suggested by the
religion. The saddest thing is that "price" is put on women, who are
supposed to be, if God-loving, kind-hearted and pious ones, "priceless"!
'Dowry' system is adopted by the Malays from perhaps the Indians who came
to Malaysia long time ago. When the 'dowry' is put too high and men can't
afford to pay, marriage is usually delayed or cancelled. An effort to build
another small brick unit of this Deen is delayed or perhaps destroyed only for this reason.
(3) Marriage should be a quick and easy process for the couple not hard, which eventually becomes a burden. These days, we make marriage so complicated that people are afraid of getting married. When I was in the US, I saw Muslim brothers and sisters getting married at the mosque, with just some sweets as the main course for the guests. The guests who were
invited to witness the ceremony were usually whoever prayed jemaah at the mosque or some close relatives and friends. There is no point of being extravagance. We should focus on the life after wedding not the wedding itself. Wedding is only a door to the marriage house. Why should we spent a lot of money to decorate the door so beautifully, when the inside of the house is then left empty, dark and unattractive?
...and the pressure is on men...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Salute Recep Tayyip Erdogan!

Bila kita nak ada pemimpin yang lantang macam ni????Bermakna sungguh video ini sampai ianya mesti di'upload'kan.

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Yang ada pengaruh di luar , yang konon baik dan punya pengaruh dengan Amerika dan sekutu-sekutunya langsung diam tak berkata-kata yang pedas walhal dia berada di posisi yg paling sesuai untuk mengecam tindakan Rejim Zionis yang di belakangi Amerika Syarikat. Kalau hebat, dah lama buat macam si Erdogan ni. Kawan baik sangat sampai tak boleh nk 'sound' diaorg kot. Apa-apa pun, pemimpin dari kerajaan sekarang dah berusaha untnk suara mereka didengari di peringkat antarabangsa. Namun, mereka ni macam bilis, bukan macam yg sorang tu. Gaya hebat sangat. Tapi tak buat apa-apa pun.....Siapa?Siapa lagi kalau bukan Brader Anwar Bin Ibrahim..

Apa-apapun, kita punya peranan sendiri. Apa peranan kita? PERKASAKAN diri dgn ilmu dan timbalah pengalaman.

p/s: dalam sibuk2 ni curi masa selit video cukupla. =)

Song For Gaza

Di kala kesibukan menguruskan diri,barang-barang,visa dan sebagainya, terdengar pula lagu ini di ikim.fm. Terus cari di internet dan Alhamdulillah, jumpa.

We Will Not Go Down (Michael Heart)

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(Song for Gaza)(Composed by Michael Heart)Copyright 2009

A blinding flash of white light
Lit up the sky over Gaza tonight
People running for cover
Not knowing whether they’re dead or alive

They came with their tanks and their planes
With ravaging fiery flames
And nothing remains
Just a voice rising up in the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight

You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

Women and children alike
Murdered and massacred night after night
While the so-called leaders of countries afar
Debated on who’s wrong or right

But their powerless words were in vain
And the bombs fell down like acid rain
But through the tears and the blood and the pain
You can still hear that voice through the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die

We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

“Download” di pautan berikut http://www.michaelh eart.com/ Song_for_ Gaza.html

Mungkin lepas ni adalah yang "alim ulama" atau "ustaz" mana-mana yang akan 'sound' suruh gunalah ayat Al-Quran ataupn hadis. Bukan saya tak nak guna. Tapi, sebagai Islam, kita sepatutnya tahu tentang ayat-ayat itu, pemberitahuan Allah kepada kita melalui kalam-Nya. Apa yang saya cuba fokuskan di sini ialah, jika yang bukan Islam pun buka mata, kita bila lagi? Dan YANG LEBIH PENTING, janganlah sesekali kita mengabaikan kedaulatan negara kita serta janganlah kita berpecah belah sesama Islam dan Melayu. Sebab itu, walau politik itu kotor, KITA PERLU AMBIL TAHU kerana jika tidak, sudah tentu kita akan diperbodoh-bodohkan KERANA KITA TIDAK TAHU(dan bodoh sombong,tiba-tiba teringat kat komen seorg rakan yg kononnya kita xperlu kisahkan politik.Mak aih jumudnya cara fikir...)! Percayalah yang satu hari, kita akan TIBA DI HARI KEMENANGAN seperti yg DIJANJIKAN dalam AL-QURAN. Sebelum tibanya hari yg DIJANJIKAN itu, bersama-samalah kita perkasakan diri baik dari segi ilmu urkhrawi dan duniawi. Fikir-fikirkanlah~