Monday, July 23, 2007

Tagged for Charity!

Thanks to Icesoul for tagging me.

"For everyone's information, this is a great tagging game, meant for charity. For every tag response before 26th August 2007 , Idham - the initiator - will donate RM127 to Darul Izzah Orphanage, Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia. Meaning, by doing this meme you'll be donating RM127 to the orphanage (with his money though :D). He's targeting at least 100 bloggers to get about RM1k for this chosen charity of his! And the rules are (copying and pasting from the original rules from Idham's blog) ..."

Okey, this is the rule;

If you are tagged, you need to write an entry related to the meme. At the end of your entry you just need to tag as many person as you like. You will then leave a comment in their blog to let them know they have been tagged. And to include this message, "By doing this meme you are contributing rm127 to the Darul Izzah Orphanage".

Then please copy and paste this rule somewhere in your entry.

The meme is about completing at least seventeen out of the following twenty seven sentences........ (I've done mine in black)

1. A person is only as good as his/her treatment towards his/her subordinates

2. Friendship is always full of surprises

3. To love is to show your affection and care

4. Money makes me dizzy and happy at the same time

5. I miss my arwah mak so much (Al-Fatihah)

6. My way of saying I care is by tolerating and compromising

7. I try to spread love and happiness by striving to be a better person each day

8. Pick the flowers when you feel like doing it

9. To love someone is to accept him/her as he/she is

10. Beauty is everywhere, just try to open your eyes wider

11. When I was thirteen, what I remember the most was, I was trying to be more obedient to Allah, thanks to my Al-Ihsan education which has only just begun

12. When I was twenty one, I remember I was struggling to understand what all these engineering stuffs all about, they are so boring!

13. I am most happy when I feel that I have made someone happy

14. Nothing makes me happier than being with family and friends

15. If I can change one thing, I will change the way I treated my arwah mak. Wish I could be a better daughter

16. If smiles were flowers, then I would pick and give them to the unsmiling workers at the customer service counters, so that they could wear them!

17. Wouldn't it be nice if we could eliminate all the sufferings in this world?

18. If you want to win something then you have to fight for it!

19. Money is not everything. Our faith is.

20. The most touching moments I have experienced is when I started realizing that I am needed

21. I smile when I am happy

22. When I am happy, I smile (hehe habis idea)

23. If only I don't have to further study, then I think I will become a housewife (provided I got hitched to someone laa)

24. The best thing I did yesterday was: I managed to stick to my daily budget

25. If I ever write a book, I will give it this title Titbits of Life (saja nak guna perkataan titbit)

26. One thing I must do before I die is repent of course, contribute to the Ummah and make sure I have prepared a proper will insya Allah

27. Doing this meme, I feel like eating, all of a sudden I’m famished

And now I’m tagging;



Imah Julia



Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Everything I Do, I Do It For You

Isn’t it nice, if we could blame others for our failure? Isn’t it better if we could pick someone to be the scapegoat as a result of our stupidity? Hmm.. so much for an evil wishful thinking. Ida_zy, hello… welcome to the real world. The world where you MUST take responsibility of what you do. If only I could turn back time. If… if… and more ifs.

“What? Your thesis involves no hardware? Only simulation?”

“You are still here? Don’t you want to finish?”

“What took you so long? Others have finished, why haven’t you finished too?”

“Why are you still single? Too picky, eh?”

The list of questions could be endless. And I would justify and defend myself to no end. But wait a minute, why am I being defensive? According to Dale Carnegie, the more people criticize you, the more you will defend your justifications at any cost. But then, the big question comes, whom do I want to impress? Do I want to look good in front of others? Does my ‘goody two shoes’ image really matter? No, definitely not. It is only Allah, only Allah that we need to impress. (still, Allah knows your intention better)

Here’s the tip, if it’s ONLY Allah’s pleasure that you seek, you could ignore any critics, any backlash whatsoever. To be honest, this is what I observe, people do not care how hard or difficult is it for you to achieve something. It doesn’t matter how much you have to struggle amidst the obstacles. To them, the most important is the OUTPUT and RESULTS. This is where the beauty of seeking Allah’s pleasure resides. Allah S.W.T DOES take into account your hardship, your intention, the obstacles you face, everything. Nothing could pass His observation. Even if the outcome is not fruitful, Allah knows your effort, and Insya Allah, He will grant it accordingly. So, why bother to whine and grumble? Leave everything to Allah. (provided you have tried)

Well then, live your life simply by this rules: admit your mistakes, learn to improve, do everything in the name of Allah and let bygones be bygones :)