I will no longer update this blog. I wanted to delete everything but I don't
have the heart to delete everything because some posts hold warm memories of why and when I wrote it. I don't even know how to delete some and retain some in a quickest way, no time to see one by one and delete it so I'll leave it as it is and maybe one fine day, I'll have a look at this one again.
In the mean time, if you like to see what I write these days, head here: http://plainandpeculiarthoughts.wordpress.com
It's new and I don't write that much but I write things from my heart.
I'll try to write whenever I can :)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
I will no longer update this blog. I wanted to delete everything but I don't
Posted by whibley at 12:31 PM
Monday, May 19, 2014
"Have at least some good deeds that you do, kept secret between you and your Maker"
I got this from a good friend of mine. The quote is so lovely and so meaningful.
We live in a different time from our ancestors. We live in a world where everything is just a status away, a tweet away, an instagram away etc. Sometimes people these days do thing with an incentive to tell the world about it. We are all guilty of it at some point.
We tell the world our routine; what we eat, what we buy, why we do it etc.
People could be benefited from those but sometimes it could also draw jealousy. And from there onward, things could be a bit of a mess. I guess we should always filter things that we are about to share if we can or if we want to.
Going back to the quote. Some people always tell the world about the good things that they've done, about their religious routine etc. Maybe it's good to inspire people but this is an absolute reminder to all of us. We should always have good things that we do being kept as a secret between us and Allah alone. If you could do that, that's pure sincerity because you don't need to tell others to validate the good things that you had done and you don't need others to convince you of the good things that you had done. Trust me, we are just human after all. We always do this. If we don't tell the world, sometimes we tell it to our family or our best friend or a stranger or anybody else.
Start count your good deeds and see if anybody else know about it. Start keeping it as a secret between you and Allah alone.
The only person you should be telling is yourself so that you can always outrun yourself to be better each and every day.
"Work hard in silence, let your success be all your noise"
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Euro is coming and I have the biggest concern in my life.
I'm afraid I don't have enough time to catch up with Euro. I'm working right now and it's certainly different when I was a student.
Few years back, I wouldn't mind to sleep for 2-3 hours before heading to my classes in the early morning. Yeah you know, we don't have to be in campus like 8-9 hours straight. There are few gaps in between, you can take a catnap.
But as of now, I need at least 5-6 hours sound sleep for me to muster enough energy to work tomorrow. And how in the world will I be able to catch Euro without the need to worry about my performance during work?
Hiyya. National problem..!!!
I guess I just have to sacrifice a lil' bit. It's either to sacrifice my energy or sacrifice my need.
Sacrifice my energy in the sense that I'll watch the match for sure but I have to keep up my energy level for work as well. Drink some energy drink etc cause I can't drink Nescafe. My poor body rejected caffeine.
Sacrifice my need in the sense that I'll just pretend Euro is not happening right now which is so difficult for me! I don't have to watch the match if it's on weekdays. All I need to do is just to keep myself updated with the scores. Still, it's a tough job for me.
I wonder if we are growing old and older, do we sacrifice our interest to fit with our age?
When we were kids, we were playing with dolls, tamiya, legos etc and somehow when we reached puberty, we stopped playing.
I mean like when I reach 35-40 y/o, do I still watch football or the interest will fade as the time goes by?
I wonder and keep wondering.
But one thing for sure, people keep changing. Our brain is developing.
Few years back I would have never imagined to be doing what I do now. I would have never like things that I like now.
Same goes with technologies. It keeps surprising us. Almost everything is going digital nowadays.
Smart phone with a data connection is now a necessity. People created the necessity.
In the future, there's always something to surprise you or even to drive you. You just have no idea how to handle it yet. Let's wait and observe the changes we create. ;)
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Yes, I would like to steal it if it could give me the power to just go anywhere.
And time machine is a good alternative too.
Anyhow, I've been working for almost a month now. I like my work even though sometimes I'm tired but at this moment, I like it.
I never thought I need to do some coding but yeah, my SV asked me to write some codes. It's a good thing because I don't have to totally abandon programming thingy.
One thing for sure, working life and student's life is certainly different.
I kinda miss my student's life. But who am I kidding, we're aging forward not backward.
I wish I could be like Button if you know what I mean.
Lots of things have changed these days.
People say "With great power comes great responsibility"
and I believe 'with great age comes great responsibility' too.
At this age, you see life in a different perspective.
Responsibilities tag along for sure!
And somehow at some point, you laugh at the thought of being the younger YOU.
How you were so silly back then. How you were so naive back then. How you were so defiant back then.
But eventually you still have a long way to go.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Today is a momentous occasion for me.
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Moms in the world especially my Mom.
She's indeed my superhero cause she's a superwoman in our house. ♥
Without her, I'd be nothing.
May Allah bless her in this life and hereafter.
Anyhow my birthday happened to fall on Mother's Day. *Clap clap clap*
Unfortunately, I'm not in the pink of health.
I've got a bad fever, flu and severe sore throat. It's been 4 days.
I'm on the mend now.
But my sore throat keeps getting worse like I have a frog stuck in my throat.
Severe sore throat comes with a bad coughing and flu. ;'(
I've finished taking my meds but to no avail.
I hope I'll get better soon.
Anyway, regardless of me being off color, I'm still beyond happy to celebrate my birthday and Mother's day.
Alhamdulillah, my life has been great so far. I thank Allah for His innumerable blessings.
I've graduated and now I'm working as an engineer.
I hope my choice to decline an offer to further my studies is a good one. They offered me quite a huge amount of scholarship to support my studies but I had to turn it down due to some reasons.
I believe everything happens for a reason.
I'm happy for now. I guess it's telling me something. ;)
A happy toast to myself..!!
Here's to the successful years ahead
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Occasionally, have you ever felt like you're being a little too nice or too kind?
And sometimes it felt like your kindness has been abused.
You know, like we can simply let things to slide because it's a small matter.
But somehow, the other party usually are seeing things with half-closed eyes. They tend to let things to slide as well.
Some of them are being inconsiderate that they don't value much of your effort to care for them.
But I guess it goes with experiences.
You have to experience the situation for you to be reminded.
Otherwise, your heart is still blind. And you'll never be aware of the risk of hurting others.
Such a sad world.
Even so, there's no concrete reason for us, for me to stop being nice.
Be nice even if you might exhaust yourself.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
"Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things
which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too
hesitant to attempt.
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.
The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.
The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy.
But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty."
—Jon Krakauer (Into the Wild)
“The majority of people have successfully alienated themselves from change;
they tediously arrange their lives into a familiar pattern, they give themselves to normalcy, they are proud if they are able to follow in auspicious footsteps set before them, they take pride in always coloring inside the lines and they feel secure if they belong to a batch of others who are like them.
Now, if familiar patterns bore you, if normalcy passes before you unnoticed, if you want to create your own footsteps in the earth and leave your own handprints on the skies, if you are the one who doesn't mind the lines in the coloring book as much as others do, and perchance you do not cling to a flock for you to identify with, then you must be ready for adversity.
If you are something extraordinary, you are going to always shock others and while they go about existing in their mundaneness which they call success, you're going to be flying around crazy in their skies and that scares them.
People are afraid of change, afraid of being different, afraid of doing things and thinking things that aren't a part of their checkerboard game of a life. They only know the pieces and the moves in their games, and that's it.
You're always going to find them in the place that you think you're going to find them in, and every time they think about you, you're going to give them a heart attack.”
― C.Joybell C.
Here's to my new beginning.