Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just because I have to say this.

Things happen, regardless they are good or bad. They will just keep coming, and coming.
It comes to a point, when it's too much for you to handle yourself, physically and mentally.

There are just too many things on my mind.
Studies, personal problems, blah blah blah that are playing with my mind.
Now even cigarettes will help much.
Quit it, and now it's back. Again.

We can't please everyone, that's for sure, and surely we expect people to do what we want.
What lies inside, is what you would never know. What I never said before, was what you would never listen.
They all are kept inside, within me, away from you.

Whatever that is mine, I won't let anyone to put a finger on it.
Say I'm selfish maybe, or say I'm mean.
But I won't do the same in return.
Just because, I can't.
Say I'm mean. Say I'm selfish.

Accept me whole, or just leave me.
And if I can't accept you whole, I might, as well, leave.

Hi sadness, it's been a long while. :)

And thank you too, to those who are there to give their support along the way.
At least, they listen when nobody else would.
Perhaps, that's what friends are for.
I had never spoken about this to anyone before, but it just became too unbearable.
They are always there to care. For that, I thank you. Sincerely.

Oh well, surely I did some mistakes.
Small and big.
And the blame should be on me too.

Trust is not created in a single day.
Trust is also not created by repeating the same words over and over again.
Trust is built with actions, my friend. Not just your words.
They are just not enough. They are just not enough.

But at the same time, I wouldn't anticipate more.
The more I try not to care, I more I do.
Well, perhaps it's time. To let go and move on.
Or perhaps, I'm just running in a circle.

I couldn't give you my words, that I would forget everything.
Just because I can't.

Time heals everything, but give time some time to do its work.
Being mad, or being sad, won't help much.
Hatred? Yes, it existed only at the beginning.
But hating somebody is just a waste of time.
Stupid, silly. Whatever you call it.

You can move on with your life, and surely I can do better.
For that, I can give you my words as there is nothing to salvage.

Remember the past, but live in the present. :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Suicide - worth it?

It was all over the news. Newspaper, television, everywhere.

An 11-year-old boy committed suicide right on Mother's Day. 

Most of the teens today just don't seem to be capable of handling problems, and to them, death might just be the only way for them to resolve their problems.
Not just teenagers, we who constantly gain more stress than we can release, from work, school, or family.

Death is not the only way, it certain is not.

Imagine the pain that a mother had to suffer, when her young child ended his life right on the day that was special to her. Just imagine that.
A special day, turned out to be the day her son passed away and left her. The agony, the sadness, are just devastating.

I have to admit that children nowadays are exposed to a higher level of stress, compared to those back in the 90's. Greater pressure from studies, teachers, and even parents, and that would normally frustrates them.
Yes, stress could be a motivation to drive us to have improvement. But when it comes to a point where a child could no longer handle it, things would go out of control, and sometimes, end up in a sad situation.

Is it what we want for our children? Is it?

Certainly, we want the best for our children, and we want them to be the best too. But think about it, is that what THEY want? I was a kid once, and I consider myself as lucky because back then I was not given too much pressure from my parents. I could have the luxury to play video games, and go cycling around the neighborhood together with my friends. That is why, parents have to balance it out- education is crucial, but recreation is also a must!

Parenting is not about pushing your children to the limit, nor make them to do what we want. It's about moulding a person, and developing his potential to the fullest. We give guidance, not orders. We give them affection, not orders.

These are my points of view, at least. Do correct me if I'm wrong. :)

Share this, and you could make a difference.

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-My deepest condolences to Teh Wei Zhen's family. May your soul rest in peace.-

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hari Ibu Haram?

Okay, first of all, there are just the points from a typical non-muslim, who knows nothing much about Islam.

But still, do correct me if I'm wrong! :)

Celebrating mother's day is forbidden among Muslims. Here's why :-

Well, to me, as long as you start this off with a good intention, that is to show your appreciation to your own mother, celebrating mother's day doesn't seem wrong to me.

Imagine that, your mother she was pregnant for 9 months, gave birth to you, and she fed you and raised you up all these years. Shouldn't we do something special to show our mothers our love, and that we really appreciate them?

A good intention.
That's the word that defines the whole meaning of celebrating mother's day. You celebrate it because you love your mother, and that's quite the whole story. Not because of other religious matters.

To me, celebrating mother's day, or Hari Ibu, shouldn't be considered as 'haram'. Simply because it does not necessarily mean we are embracing other religions if we celebrate mother's day.

Yes, mother's day was originated from the Greek, to honour Cybele. But over the years, the true meaning of celebrating mother's day, I believe, had changed. Mother's day that we are celebrating today is no longer a day to honour the goddess, but a day that we show our love, and affection to our mothers.

if this is to show our love and affection to our mothers, then this can be done on every other day too. Not just on mother's day only, but any other normal days as well. There should not be any special occasion or time for us to show our moms that we love and appreciate them, right? Love your mom, and remember her all the time. :)

All in all, to me, Hari Ibu shouldn't be considered as 'haram', IF we are celebrating it with a good intention- to show some love! :D

At least, this is what I think about Hari Ibu. Feel free to drop your comments here! Do correct me if I'm wrong.
I love you, mom. :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Only In Malaysia. God saves Malaysia.

Rumour has it that immigrants that had undergone 6P Programme initiated by the Malaysian Government are now given the right to vote in General Election.

Yes, right to vote, just like all of us.

Quoted from here :-

Today, Prime Minister's office has allegedly received a confirmation from some of our citizens those working in several sectors in Malaysia since last year that they were given more than citizenships from Malaysian Government. In fact they now have been given a right to be a voter in upcoming Malaysian's general election.

Another highly placed source from prime minister's office has confirmed that Bangladeshi workers may easily conferred Malaysian citizenship with the condition to vote for party that represents the government in power. "

If it's really happening here in Malaysia, it just clearly shows the desperateness of the current Malaysian government, running by Barisan Nasional, in order to win the election again.
Think about it, the number of immigrants here in Malaysia is running wild, and being a permanent resident of Malaysia is just an easy task. Sooner or later, the whole country would just be flooded by all the immigrants coming from different countries.

Immigrants are definitely important for the development of the nation, but permanent residency should be given to selected people only- to professionals, not a typical labour that works at a construction site.

Given the right to vote? Then what is the difference between us and a typical Bangladeshi labour? That just doesn't make sense to me, and honestly, that is just a reckless decision. Yes, the 6P programme itself started off with a good intention- to minimise the number of illegal immigrant here in Malaysia, but what makes them deserve the right to vote? Do they know anything about the politics in Malaysia? Do they care about Malaysia? For God's sake, they came here just to make a living, and that's it!

Perhaps it's time for us to reconsider to which party our votes should go. Sadly, most of the teenagers here in Malaysia, don't really participate in politics. Politics just doesn't seem interesting to them, and they just take what is given to them. A change for the better, a change for good.

At least, these are my points of view. Do correct me if I'm wrong. :)