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Tuesday, 29 July 2008

British English VS Malaysian English

Something to share and laugh about...

Who says our English is teruk.? Just look below - Ours is simple, short, concise, straight-to-the point, effective etc......... ahem…. :P

Britons: I'm sorry, Sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater you want in your size, but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Malaysians: No stock.

Britons: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone call me a few moments ago?
Malaysians: Hello, who call?

Britons: Excuse me, I'd like to get by. Would you please make way?
Malaysians: S-kew me

Britons: Hey, put your wallet away, this drink is on me.
Malaysians:No-need, lah.

Britons: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?
Malaysians: (pointing the door) can ar?

Britons: Please make yourself right at home.
Malaysians: Don't be shy, lah!

Britons: I don't recall you giving me the money.
Malaysians: Where got?

Britons: I'd prefer not to do that, if you don't mind.
Malaysians: Don't want la...

Britons: Err. Tom, I have to stop you there. I understand where you'recoming from, but I really have to disagree with what you said about the issue.
Malaysians: You mad, ah?

Britons: Excuse me, but could you please ! lower your voice, I'm trying to concentrate over here.
Malaysians: Shut up lah!

Britons: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for some time.. Do I know you?
Malaysians: See what, see what?

Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment.
Malaysians: Die-lah!!

Britons: Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Malaysians: Wat happen Why like that.... ??

Britons: This isn't the way to do it here let me show you.
Malaysians: Like that also don't know how to do!!!!

Britons: Would you mind not disturbing me
Malaysians: Celaka u!

Monday, 28 July 2008

A bit of je-ne-sais-quoi...

ENGLAND, Scotland and France are neighbouring countries that have fought wars as allies and as enemies for over a thousand years. As a result of this close acquaintance, there is a considerable number of French phrases that survive intact in common English.

We take a look at some of the popular ones.

1. Je-ne-sais-quoi
Literally, “I don’t know what”.

Pronounced “Zhuh Nuh Say Kwa”, this phrase is often used to describe women who are very well dressed and in addition have a mysterious elegance, charm or other type of personal appeal.

Oddly enough, this phrase is also used in some modern novels to signify general ignorance. However, the phrase “Je ne sais pas” meaning “I don’t know” would be more appropriate.

Example: Linda and Lucy wear the same outfit but Linda has that je-ne-sais-quoi that makes her stunning whereas Lucy is just very well dressed.

2. Joie de vivre
Literally, “love of life”.

Pronounced “zhwa de vee-vre”, this phrase is used to describe people or animals who are extremely enthusiastic or exuberant.

The expression “party animal” is also a pretty close synonym to describe the sheer fun and merriment alluded to by this phrase.

Example: Johan’s joie de vivre is so infectious, he can liven up the most boring party.

3. Raison d’être
Literally, “reason for being”.

Pronounced “ray-zon det-ruh”. Also translated as “justification for existence”, this phrase is popular with historians who are trying to explain how certain rules, institutions or philosophies came into being.

It’s also used by biographers to make clear how their subjects thought about themselves or their roles.

Example: Mother Theresa’s raison d’être was to fight poverty.

4. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
Literally, “the more things change, the more they stay the same”.

Pronounced “Plu sa shonj, plu say la mem showz”, this expression is often shortened to “plus ça change”.

Agatha Christie fans will recognise this instantly as one of her favourite expressions used by her hero detective Hercule Poirot. It’s also used fairly often by sports writers lamenting continuing poor performances by their favourite clubs.

Example: The football club changed their manager and their accountant but plus ça change ?

5. Nom de nom
Literally, “name of a name”.

Pronounced “nom duh nom”, this extremely mild oath is an old euphemism for the expression “nom de Dieu” which means “In God’s name”.

It appears very often in English novels with French characters, together with another mild oath, “Zut alors”, pronounced “Zeut ah lor”, which means “botheration”, and “Sacre bleu!” pronounced “suck-ruh bluh” which means “Holy God!”.

Example: The French count raised his eyebrows, “Nom de nom! I can hardly believe it!”

6. Nom de plume
Literally, “pen name”.

Pronounced “nom duh plu-m”, this is used to describe an author’s pseudonym.

There’s a synonymous phrase “nom de guerre”, where the last word is pronounced “gehr” and means “war”, which can also refer to a false name taken by a suitor who courts someone via anonymous love letters, a spy who wants to remain anonymous, or a fighter during a war.

Example: Daniel Handler’s nom de plume is Lemony Snicket.

7. Noblesse oblige
Literally, “Nobility obliges”.

Pronounced “Noe-bless oh-bleesh”, this catchphrase is used to describe the honourable behaviour, duties and responsibilities that are part and parcel of occupying a high rank.

In novels, it is often used by aristocrats complaining that such social responsibility is something the “nouveau riche”, pronounced “noo-voe reesh”, or newly rich, often lack!

Example: The President enjoys many privileges but the post also comes with noblesse oblige.

8. Mot juste
Literally, “right word”.

Pronounced “moe zhoost”, this little phrase is very popular with TV comedy characters Frasier and Niles Crane. With the Oxford English Dictionary 2nd edition listing over 600,000 definitions, and Websters estimating that about 25,000 words are added to the language each year, there should be plenty of scope for finding a phrase that describes precisely what you mean for every occasion!

Example: The restaurant critic strove to find the mot juste to describe his opinion of the limp salad leaves drenched in vilely sweet dressing.

Sunday, 27 July 2008


Mengapa wanita memerlukan lelaki di dalam hidupnya? Untuk beberapa waktu dahulu, ia begitu memukul-mukul kepala. Ya, apa perlu seorang wanita yang bebas mempertaruhkan sebahagian besar hidupnya kepada tangan seorang lelaki?

Bukankah lebih hebat jalan dihujung minggu bersama kawan rapat,berkenyit-kenyitan mata kepada lelaki kacak yang saling tidak putus dan tidak lokek senyum tanda salam perkenalan?

Saya mempunyai seorang rakan, sederhana cantik, tidak terlalu kurus, tidak terlalu gemuk, tidak terlalu buruk, tidak terlalu jelita, manisnya ada, santunnya memikat orang tua, beragama juga kerana selalu sahaja diceritakan dia berpuasa setiap Isnin dan Khamis, dan dia, sentiasa cuba gembira dengan kehidupannya yang solo? Tetapi saya fikir, saya faham apa yang berputar-putar dalam kepalanya. Dia tidak dapat berdusta betapa kebahagiaan cinta kawan-kawan membuatnya cemburu dan membuatnya selalu terfikir-fikir: Apalah perasaan gadis yang dipuja dan dicintai hebat oleh seorang lelaki?

Kawan, cinta tidak datang dipaksa-paksa. Cinta tidak juga datang kala kita mahukannya. Jika kita mahukan ia menjadi air, ia datang seperti api. Tetapi, jika kita bersabar dan menerima ketentuan Tuhan, seorang lelaki yang baik akan didatangkan kepada kita juga. Lelaki yang baik itu tidak turun dari langit. Lelaki yang baik itu juga tidak semestinya datang dengan kepala berketayap, janggut selambak atau harta membuak-buak. Tetapi lelaki yang baik, jika Tuhan mahukan dia menemani kita sepanjang hayat, membimbing kelakuan kita, menjaga kemurnian kalbu bersama-sama, mendidik, membuka jalan agar kita dapat memperdalami selok belok agama yang barangkali selama ini hanya menjadi pakaian dan lencana, dan memberikan kita zuriat yang halal lagi dirahmatiNya?

Dia akan datang apabila tiba masanya. Lambat atau cepat, maafkan saya, kerana Allah itu yang lebih mengetahui. Kawan, kedatangan seorang lelaki dalam kehidupan seorang wanita seperti manusia kudung yang diberikan semula sebelah kakinya. Dia menyempurnakan kita. Namun, tidak kira semasyhuk mana sekalipun perkasihan dua jantina, selain perkara yang cantik-cantik dan molek-molek, kita, wanita, harus bersedia menerima kehodohan-kehodohan perhubungan. Kerana apabila kita mempersilakan seorang lelaki duduk di samping kita untuk sepanjang hayat, bererti kita harus langsung juga mempersilakan sekian masalahnya berbaring di bahu kita. Kerana itu tidak hairan jika kita mendengar ada di kalangan kita, yang merungut-rungut kerana tanggungjawabnya terhadap keperluan hidup lelaki tidak juga berkurangan walaupun belum lagi berkahwin. Ya, lelaki memang mendatangkan bahagia. Tetapi lelaki juga mendatangkan sengsara. Tetapi jika kita bijak menatangnya, semuanya pasti baik-baik sahaja. Namun itulah adat dalam perhubungan. Yang buruk-buruk pasti ada. Barangkali daripada si dia, barangkali juga daripada kita, tetapi kita harus cermat mengimbangkannya agar jodoh berkekalan ke hari tua? Bagi yang sedang galak bercinta dengan lelaki permata jiwa tetapi menerima tentangan famili dua pihak; jika anda fikir anda tidak mungkin mampu hidup bahagia tanpa restu ibu bapa, maka ada baiknya anda menyerah kalah saja. Walaupun tidak saling memiliki, dan cinta tidak juga diwali dan dinikahi, anda dan dia tetap pengantin di dalam jiwa. Barangkali sudah sampai masanya anda mencari sahaja lelaki lain untuk dibawa pulang menemui ibu bapa.

Bercakap soal kahwin, beberapa kenalan rapat yang dewasa bersama-sama sejak zaman gatal-menggatal kenyit mengenyit kala di bangku pengajian, kini sudah disunting, dan menjadi isteri kepada lelaki yang mereka cintai. Semoga mereka tak tersalah pilih. Dan semoga lelaki yang dipilih, melaksanakan tanggungjawab dan melunaskan hak suami isteri.

Wanita, kita dicipta dengan kemuliaan syahadah. Kerana benih seorang lelaki, kita ini tersenyawa, dikurnia tenaga sehingga kita mampu menyibak jalan keluar dari rahim ibu untuk melihat dunia. Kerana benih seorang lelaki, kita ini ditiupkan jiwa, menjadi manusia, dan mencari seorang lelaki untuk dicintai, sebagaimana ibu diilhamkan Tuhan untuk berkasih sayang dengan bapa. Dan kerana Tuhan yang Maha Kuasa dan Maha Pencipta, kita wanita diciptakan daripada lengkungan rusuk kiri lelaki, tidak terlalu gagah sehingga mengenepi kudrat lelaki, tidak juga terlalu lemah sehingga jatuh menyembah kaki. Tetapi kerana ciptaan Tuhan itu indah, kita terbit daripada rusuk lelaki, bukan dekat kepala untuk dijunjungi, bukan dekat bahu untuk membebani, bukan dekat lengan untuk dijulangi, bukan dekat jari untuk disakiti, bukan dekat pinggul untuk dihenyaki, bukan dekat lutut untuk ditindihi, bukan dekat kaki untuk ditunggangi, tetapi dekat pelusuk hati untuk dimulia, disayangi dan dicintai.

Andai lelaki itu burung yang terbang, kita adalah angin lembut yang bersisir-sisiran sepanjang perjalanannya. Tetapi kerana fitrah kejadian Tuhan wanita itu kebergantungan hidupnya harus saja diserahkan kepada seorang lelaki yang boleh melindungi, maka kita pun tidak selamanya mahu menjadi angin semata-mata. Kita mahu menjadi bunga, menghias sayapnya. Kita mahu terus bersama-sama, terbang dari rendah perkebunan bunga sehingga ke sayup langit terbuka, sehingga jalannya yang paling hujung, sehingga kita tua, rapuh dan mati. Tetapi kita bahagia dalam dakapannya.

Semoga anda semua diketemukan dengan jodoh yang baik...

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Haram Menikahi Gadis Satu Kampung..!?

Fatwa JAKIM ini telah menimbulkan perdebatan dan bantahan yang sangat sengit antara yang pro dan kontra. Bahkan banyak pihak yang menyatakan bahawa JAKIM telah mengambil keputusan yang tidak munasabah danterburu-buru. Wartawan Berita Harian telah meminta pegawai kanan JAKIM untuk memberi ulasan yang mendalam sebab sebab JAKIM mengeluarkan fatwa sedemikian. Inilah isi wawancara tersebut.

Wartawan: Bagaimana JAKIM boleh mengeluarkan fatwa haram untuk menikahi gadis satu kampung?

Pegawai Kanan: Bagaimana tidak haram, sedangkan menikahi empat orang wanita sahaja sudah berat, apalagi satu kampung...!!!

hehehehehe...jgn marah ye, kite pun terkena jugak. Senyum² selalu... (",)ok....... back to work!

Paku di dinding hatimu ...

Ada seorang pemuda yang sangat pemarah. Dia tidak dapat mengawal kemarahannya walaupun ianya hanya satu masalah kecil sahaja. Pada suatu hari, bapanya telah menghadiahkannya dengan seguni paku. "Untuk apakah paku-paku ini ayah?" tanya pemuda tersebut. "Setiap kali kamu marah, kamu pakulah tembok batu di hadapan rumah kita ini, bagi melepaskan kemarahan mu" jawab ayahnya.

Pada hari yang pertama sahaja, pemuda itu telah memaku sebanyak 37 batang paku pada tembok batu tersebut. Selepas beberapa minggu, setelah dia dapat mengurangkan kemarahannya, jumlah paku yang digunakan juga berkurangan. Dia mendapati adalah lebih mudah mengawal kemarahannya dari memukul paku menembusi tembok batu tersebut. Akhirnya tibalah pada suatu hari, dimana pemuda tersebut tidak marah, walau sekali pun.

Dia pun memberitahu ayahnya mengenai perkara tersebut dengan gembira. Bapanya mengucapkan tahniah dan menyuruh dia mencabut kembali paku itu satu persatu, pada setiap hari yang dia lalui tanpa kemarahan. Hari berganti hari, dan akhirnya dia berjaya mencabut kesemua paku-paku tersebut.

Pemuda tersebut lantas memberitahu perkara berkenaan kepada bapanya dengan bangga. Bapanya lantas memimpin tangannya ke tembok tersebut dan berkata, "Kau telah melakukannya dengan baik anakku, tetapi lihatlah kesan lubang-lubang di tembok batu tersebut, tembok itu tidak akan kelihatan sama seperti sebelumnya. Bila kau menyatakan sesuatu atau melakukan sesuatu ketika marah, ianya akan meninggalkan kesan parut dan luka, sama seperti ini. Kau boleh menikam seseorang dengan pisau dan membunuhnya. Tetapi ingatlah,tidak kiralah berapa kali kau memohon maaf dan menyesal atas perbuatam mu, namun lukanya masih tetap ada. Luka di hati adalah lebih pedih dari luka fizikal.

"Maafkan saya sekiranya saya pernah meninggalkan kesan berlubang di dinding hati anda."

Friday, 25 July 2008

Santapan Jiwa: Detik-detik Rasulullah SAW Menghadapi Sakaratul Maut

Utk renungan bersama di Jumaat yang mulia ini.

Ada sebuah kisah tentang cinta yang sebenar-benar cinta yang dicontohkan Allah melalui kehidupan Rasul-Nya. Pagi itu, walaupun langit telah mulai menguning, burung-burung gurun enggan mengepakkan sayap. Pagi itu, Rasulullah dengan suara terbatas memberikan kutbah, "Wahai umatku, kita semua ada dalam kekuasaan Allah dan cinta kasih-Nya. Maka taati dan bertakwalah kepada-Nya. Ku wariskan dua perkara pada kalian, Al-Qur'an dan sunnahku.Barang siapa mencintai sunnahku, bererti mencintai aku dan kelak orang-orang yang mencintaiku, akan masuk syurga bersama-sama aku." Khutbah singkat itu diakhiri dengan pandangan mata Rasulullah yang tenang dan penuh minat menatap sahabatnya satu persatu.

Abu Bakar menatap mata itu dengan berkaca-kaca, Umar adanya naik turun menahan nafas dan tangisnya. Usman menghela nafas panjang dan Ali menundukkan kepalanya dalam-dalam. Isyarat itu telah datang, saatnya sudah tiba. "Rasulullah akan meninggalkan kita semua," keluh hati semua sahabat kala itu. Manusia tercinta itu, hampir selesai menunaikan tugasnya di dunia. Tanda-tanda itu semakin kuat, tatkala Ali dan Fadhal dengan cergas menangkap Rasulullah yang berkeadaan lemah dan goyah ketika turun dari mimbar. Disaat itu, kalau mampu, seluruh sahabat yang hadir di sana pasti akan menahan detik-detik berlalu.

Matahari kian tinggi, tapi pintu rumah Rasulullah masih tertutup. Sedang di dalamnya, Rasulullah sedang terbaring lemah dengan keningnya yang berkeringat dan membasahi pelepah kurma yang menjadi alas tidurnya. Tiba-tiba dari luar pintu terdengar seorang yang berseru mengucapkan salam. "Bolehkah saya masuk?" tanyanya. Tapi Fatimah tidak mengizinkannya masuk, "Maafkanlah, ayahku sedang demam," kata Fatimah yang membalikkan badan dan menutup pintu. Kemudian ia kembali menemani ayahnya yang ternyata sudah membuka mata dan bertanya pada Fatimah, "Siapakah itu wahai anakku?" "Tak tahulah ayahku, orang sepertinya baru sekali ini aku melihatnya," tutur Fatimah lembut. Lalu, Rasulullah menatap puterinya itu dengan pandangan yang menggetarkan. Seolah-olah bahagian demi bahagian wajah anaknya itu hendak dikenang. "Ketahuilah, dialah yang menghapuskan kenikmatan sementara, dialah yang memisahkan pertemuan di dunia. Dialah Malakul Maut," kata Rasulullah. Fatimah pun menahan ledakan tangisnya. Malaikat Maut datang menghampiri tapi Rasulullah menanyakan kenapa Jibril tidak ikut sama menyertainya. Kemudian dipanggillah Jibril yang sebelumnya sudah bersiap di atas langit dunia menyambut roh kekasih Allah dan penghulu dunia ini. "Jibril, jelaskan apa hakku nanti di hadapan Allah?" Tanya Rasululllah dengan suara yang amat lemah. "Pintu-pintu langit telah terbuka, para malaikat telah menanti rohmu. Semua syurga terbuka lebar menanti kedatanganmu", kata Jibril. Tapi itu ternyata tidak membuatkan Rasulullah lega, matanya masih penuh kecemasan. "Engkau tidak senang mendengar khabar ini?" Tanya Jibril lagi. "Khabarkan kepadaku bagaimana nasib umatku kelak?" "Jangan khuatir, wahai Rasul Allah, aku pernah mendengar Allah berfirman kepadaku: 'Ku haramkan syurga bagi sesiapa saja, kecuali umat Muhammad telah berada di dalamnya," kata Jibril.

Detik-detik semakin dekat, saatnya Izrail melakukan tugas. Perlahan roh Rasulullah ditarik. Nampak seluruh tubuh Rasulullah bersimbah peluh, urat-urat lehernya menegang. "Jibril, betapa sakit sakaratul maut ini." Perlahan Rasulullah mengaduh. Fatimah terpejam, Ali yang disampingnya menunduk semakin dalam dan Jibril memalingkan muka. "Jijikkah kau melihatku, hingga kau palingkan wajahmu Jibril?" Tanya Rasulullah pada Malaikat pengantar wahyu itu. "Siapakah yang sanggup melihat kekasih Allah direnggut ajal," kata Jibril. Sebentar kemudian terdengar Rasulullah memekik, kerana sakit yang tidak tertahankan lagi. "Ya Allah, dahsyat nian maut ini, timpakan saja semua siksa maut ini kepadaku, jangan pada umatku. "Badan Rasulullah mulai dingin, kaki dan dadanya sudah tidak bergerak lagi. Bibirnya bergetar seakan hendak membisikkan sesuatu, Ali segera mendekatkan telinganya "Uushiikum bisshalati, wa maa malakat aimanuku", peliharalah shalat dan peliharalah orang-orang lemah di antaramu." Di luar pintu tangis mulai terdengar bersahutan, sahabat saling berpelukan. Fatimah menutupkan tangan diwajahnya, dan Ali kembali mendekatkan telinganya ke bibir Rasulullah yang mulai kebiruan."Ummatii, ummatii, ummatiii?" - "Umatku, umatku,umatku" Dan berakhirlah hidup manusia mulia yang memberi sinaran itu.

Kini, mampukah kita mencintai sepertinya? Allahumma sholli 'ala Muhammad wa baarik wa sallim 'alaihi. Betapa cintanya Rasulullah kepada kita.

Kenapa mati hari Jumaat?

Salah sebuah katil di dalam bilik ICU sebuah hospital ternama kerap mengalami kejadian pelik...Setiap pesakit yang ditempatkan di situ pasti akan meninggal pada setiap hari Jumaat pagi tanpa mengira umur, jantina atau tahap kesihatan mereka. Perkara ini sangat membingungkan para doktor...

Lalu para doktor memutuskan untuk memantau katil tersebut... mungkin makhluk halus ada menetap di situ. Apabila tiba hari Jumaat yang berikutnya...beberapa orang doktor bersiap sedia untuk mengenalpasti penyebab kepada kematian di katil tersebut yang mana pada ketika seorang pesakit lelaki muda sedang tidur...Beberapa doktor memegang Surah Yassin dan Quran sebagai persiapan menghalau makhluk halus...

Masa berputar... pukul 08:00 pagi.. 08:30 pagi sehingga jam 9.00 pagi...tiba-tiba......

Pintu bilik ICU itu terbuka....Kemudian masuklah Makcik Timah, seorang pekerja pencuci sambilan yang hanya bertugas pada setiap hari Jumaat...Makcik Timah masuk... mendekati katil keramat tersebut... dan terus mencabut....soket elektrik untuk alat bantuan pernafasan agar dapat menghidupkan..vacuum cleanernya....

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Cinta Dan Sahabat

Satu hari CINTA dan SAHABAT berjalan dalam kampung... Tiba-tiba CINTA terjatuh dalam telaga... Kenapa?? Kerana CINTA itu buta.. Lalu SAHABAT pun ikut terjun dalam telaga... Kenapa?? Kerana... SAHABAT akan buat apa sahaja demi CINTA!!! Di dalam telaga CINTA hilang... Kenapa?? Kerana... CINTA itu halus, mudah hilang kalau tidak dijaga, sukar dicari apatah lagi dalam telaga yang gelap...Sedangkan SAHABAT masih lagi tercari-cari dimana CINTA dan terus menunggu.. Kenapa?? Kerana... SAHABAT itu setia dan akan kekal sebagai SAHABAT yang sejati...kan? Jadi, hargailah SAHABAT kita selagi kita terasa dia BERERTI....

Walau kita punya pasangan hidup, SAHABAT tetap paling setia.
Walau kita punya banyak harta, SAHABAT tetap paling berharga.

'Englishified' Kelantanese

As someone who grew up in Kelantan, I must admit that the Kelantanese have amazingly (and amusingly) been incorporating English words in their lingo.

Such words are however being pronounced according to the local accent. Take a look at the following:

Nawi kata hanya hendak pergi kedai market (1) tapi dia pakai bedak podar (2), baju kot (3) dan kasut but (4). Sambil menghisap rokok sigeret (5), dia keluar ikut pintu get (6) dan terus masuk ke Jalan Hospita (7), dekat opih sebay (8). Dia nampak Husin, piung pejabat (9) yang baru kona (10) di raung abauk (11).

“Ke mana Sin?” tanya Nawi.

“Ai, ke posopih (12),” jawab Husin.

Nawi singgah di bengkel Ismail pitar (13), dia lihat Pak Wel sedang membaiki kereta.

“Ah, itu kereta spekta poleh (14), kereta Cik Brolek (15).

Can you guess what the English words are?

(1) market (2) talcum powder (3) coat (4) boots (5) cigarette (6) gate (7) Hospital (8) survey office (9) office peon (10) corner (11) roundabout (12) post office (13) fitter (14) police inspector (15) Chevrolet

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Love and limerence

ROMANCE, the love you have for your family, the joy there is in meeting old friends, that feeling of peace you feel while praying, that joy that comes from watching dawn come up when you’re out rambling in a park ... can you imagine life without love?
We take a look at some expressions where love plays a central role.


Behaving or speaking in an extravagantly sentimental way.

Slang terms for this include mushy and syrupy. Although it first appeared in print in 1819, the imagery of the second half of this term is rooted in a very old tradition that links doves to romance. English texts remarking on the similarities between the way loving couples speak to each other and the sound of cooing doves existed as far back as the 13th century. While all doves are included in the image, the turtledove’s throaty sound and colourful feathers are particularly lauded.

Example: Lam and Ean were holding hands, whispering to each other, and kissing. Lucy was charmed but I can’t stand all that lovey-dovey stuff.

Puppy love

A young person’s first romantic love; usually a short severe infatuation that fades quickly. In the 15th and 16th centuries, puppy was a nickname for a lapdog, and a rude term meaning a rude young man.

The term puppy love first appeared in print in 1834. While it may be rooted in that adoring look puppies specialise in, it’s more likely to have become popular because the boys at Eton, a very expensive and famous school in England, called their study rooms puppy rooms.

Example: Parents in China say their children’s schoolwork is suffering because practically every teenager is suffering from puppy love.


That heady feeling or rush of love you feel when you first fall in love.

This relatively new noun coined by Dorothy Tennov in 1977 is used by psychologists and family therapists but hasn’t really come into everyday use – yet!

The UK newspaper Observer reported Tennov as saying, “I first used the term ‘amorance’, then changed it back to ‘limerence’ ... It has no roots whatsoever. It looks nice. It works well in French. Take it from me, it has no etymology whatsoever.”

Example: I say falling in love is romantic but scientists say limerence is caused by a rush of brain chemicals.

To fall head over heels (in love)

To fall in love in an unrestrained, impulsive way.

This phrase has been around since the 13th century although in many older texts, it is sometimes turned around, appearing as heels over head.

While the origin is obscure, many speculate that the image refers to a cartwheel or somersault because falling in love gives you a similar head rush. People who fall head over heels don’t just feel good, though, they often behave out of character as well.

Example: Tom fell head over heels for Charlotte but she can’t stand the sight of him.

Tough love

Acting in a way that seems harsh or unsympathetic at the time with the hope that the person will benefit from this in the future.

First appearing in 1957, this phrase was used by psychologists, social workers and others interested in motivation. It is generally popular today, especially with US teachers who want to underline the dangers of being overindulgent towards teenagers who break the rules.

Example: Tim has become so wild that his parents have decided on a tough love strategy. If he doesn’t pass his exams, they’re sending him to military school.

Love me, love my dog

This saying means love my faults as well as my good points.

First written in Latin by St Bernard of Clairvaux in the 12th century, the popular image became an English proverb by 1546 and was also translated into Spanish.

In case you’re curious, the big rescue dog, the Saint Bernard isn’t named after this saint but after St Bernard of Menthon who was setting up hospitals a century earlier.

Example: Should you love me? I’m kind but also quick-tempered. All I can say is love me, love my dog.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Elaun untuk Agong, Permaisuri Agong dan ...

Ini adalah di bawah Undang-undang Malaysia Akta 269 (Akta Peruntukan Diraja 1982).

Elaun untuk DYMM YDP Agong

Ini budget tahunan untuk Agong dan dibayar secara bulanan kepada Agong. Selain dari elaun untuk Agong ni, mereka masih dapat elaun Sultan di negeri masing masing.

1. Privy Purse - RM360,000 (bermakna bulanan adalah RM30,000).

2. Elaun keraian - RM120,000 (bulanan sebanyak RM10,000)

3. Elaun diraja Istana Negara - RM144,000 (bulanan sebanyak RM12,000)

So, total setiap bulan seorang Agong dapat adalah sebanyak RM52,000.

Elaun untuk DYMM Raja Permaisuri Agong

1. Privy Purse - RM67,200 (iaitu RM5,600 sebulan).

2. Elaun keraian - RM21,600 (RM1,800 sebulan).

Total sebulan Permaisuri Agong dapat ialah RM7,400.

Selain daripada tu, setiap tahun Agong mendapat lebih RM53 million untuk perbelanjaan istana, sambutan tetamu dan untuk gaji pekerja baginda. Breakdownnya adalah seperti berikut:

1. Perbelanjaan istana dan sambutan tetamu - RM52,259,100.

2. Gaji kakitangan istana - RM1,004,880.

Elaun untuk bekas Agong dan bekas Permaisuri Agong

Elaun untuk bekas Agong dan bekas Permaisuri Agong (anda tau tak wujud nya elaun ini?). Setiap bekas Agong yang tukar setiap 5 tahun tu akan dapat elaun bekas Agong dan bekas Permaisuri Agong. Ini adalah dibawah peruntukan Undang-undang Malaysia Akta 270 (Akta Istana Negara: Elaun-elaun Diraja 1982) pindaan 2006. Dibawah akta ni elaun akan dibayar kepada bekas Agong dan bekas Permaisuri Agong setiap bulan untuk seumur hidup.

Contohnya, Sultan Azlan Syah (bekas Agong), selain dari elaun Sultan yang diperolehi setiap bulan, baginda juga mendapat elaun bekas Agong.

1. Elaun Diraja Istana Negara untuk bekas Agong - RM15,180 sebulan.

2. Elaun Diraja Istana Negara untuk bekas Permaisuri Agong - RM4,500 sebulan.

Boleh dikatakan kebanyakan Sultan telah pernah dilantik menjadi Agong, just imagine berapa banyak kerajaan belanjakan untuk kesemua bekas-bekas Agong dan bekas-bekas Permaisuri Agong yang masih hidup?

Pencen khas untuk balu Agong

Ini adalah pencen untuk balu Agong. Bermakna kalau Agong tu mati semasa baginda menjadi Agong, balu baginda akan memperolehi pencen ini. Contohnya pencen khas ni Siti Aishah dapat sebab Sultan Selangor mati masa tu dia tengah jadi Agong. Kira untung lah Siti Aishah ni sebab dapat pencen khas. Anyway, ini adalah di bawah Undang-undang Malaysia Akta 223 (Akta Pencen Khas Raja Permaisuri Agong 1979). So, ini lah yang Siti Aishah dapat.

1. Pencen seumur hidup - RM4,500 sebulan.

2. Kereta (cukai jalan dan bayaran pendaftaran percuma) atau wang pukal RM250,000 untuk kereta. Juga dapat RM2,590.87 sebulan untuk driver dan maintenance of the car.

3. Rumah Kerajaan yang akan di selenggara oleh Kerajaan atau wang pukal RM750,000. Elaun Sultan dan kerabat (contoh Kedah).

Elaun untuk Sultan dan Sultanah / Raja Perempuan

Elaun untuk Sultan dan kerabat di setiap negeri adalah dibawah peruntukan negeri masing-masing. Setiap negeri ada Enakmen Peruntukan Diraja. Ini contoh untuk Kedah. Basically, di negeri negeri lain pun lebih kurang sama juga amountnya.

1. Elaun Sultan - RM52,600 sebulan.

2. Elaun keraian Sultan = RM15,480. So, setiap bulan Sultan (contoh disini ialah Sultan Kedah) ialah sebanyakRM68,080.

Untuk Sultanah pulak elaunnya adalah;

1. Elaun Sultanah - RM12,000 sebulan

2. Elaun peribadi Sultanah - RM2,600 sebulan.

Sebulan Sultanah akan dapat RM14,600.

Elaun untuk lain-lain kerabat

Raja Muda - RM13,000
Raja Puan Muda - RM5,200
Tunku Bendahara - RM4,000
Isteri Tunku Bendahara - RM1,250
Tunku Temenggung - RM3,500
Isteri Tunku Temenggung - RM900
Tunku Laksamana - RM3,000
Isteri Tunku Laksamana - RM600

Banyak lagi elaun untuk kerabat bergelar. Selain daripada tu kerabat-kerabat lain pun dapat allowances juga. Contohnya, anakanda-anakanda Sultan mendapat elaun dalam RM1,000 sebulan and kerabat jauh sikit (bukan anak Sultan) dinamakan kerabat kategori 2 juga mendapat elaun sebanyak RM500 sebulan.

Food for thoughts:
Bayangkan berapa banyak wang cukai yang dibayar oleh rakyat Malaysia dibelanjakan semata-mata untuk mempertahankan nilai dan lambang Kedaulatan Melayu!

Izinku Pergi

Sinaran mata
Cerita segalanya
Duka lara terpendam
Memori semalam

Tinggal segala cinta
Tiada kembalinya
Abadi kasih kita
Kau bawa bersama

Mimpi indah mekar
Saat cinta bersemi
Sedetik asmara syurga

Pergilah rinduku
Hilangkan dirimu
Tak sanggup menanggung
Derita dikalbuku

Pergilah sayangku
Bermula semula
Semangat cintaku
Membara kerana dia
Tiada niatku…

Tersemat dijiwa
Setia bersamanya
Cinta murni berdua
Beribu teguhnya

Mimpi indah mekar
Saat cinta bersemi
Sedetik asmara syurga

(Ulang korus)
Pergilah sayangku
Bermula semula
Semangat cintaku
Membara kerana dia
Tiada niatku

Maafkan aku duhai kasih
Izinkan ku pergi....


Sunday, 20 July 2008

Just be...

Be strong enough to face the world each day.

Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything.

Be generous to those who need your help.

Be frugal with what you need yourself.

Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything.

Be foolish enough to believe in miracles.

Be willing to share your joys.

Be willing to share the sorrows of others.

Be a leader when you see a path others have missed.

Be a follower when you are shrouded in the midst of uncertainty.

Be the first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.

Be the last to criticize a colleague who fails.

Be sure where your next step will fall, so that you will not stumble.

Be sure of your final destination, in case you are going the wrong way.

Be loving to those who love you.

Be loving to those who do not love you, and they may change.

Above all, be yourself!


1. Coca-Cola was originally green.

2. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

3. The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.

4. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

5. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

6. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!

7. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

8. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

9. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

10. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

11. The "sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

12. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze; you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

13. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history. "Spades" - King David; "Clubs" - Alexander the Great; "Hearts" - Charlemagne; "Diamonds" - Julius Caesar.


11 x 11=121

111 x111=12321


11111x11111= 123454321

111111x111111= 12345654321

1111111x1111111= 1234567654321

111111111x111111111 =123456787654321

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

15. If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

16. What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?Ans. - All invented by women.

17. Honey - This is the only food that doesn't spoil.

18. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

19. A snail can sleep for three years.

20. All polar bears are left handed.

21. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

22. Butterflies taste with their feet.

23. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

24. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

25. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

26. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.

27. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

28. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

29. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

30. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

31. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

32. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

33. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

34. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

35. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different

36. And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

30 perkara yang wanita tak beritahu lelaki

1. Bila seorang wanita mengatakan dia sedang bersedih tetapi dia tidak menitiskan airmata, itu bermakna dia sedang menangis di dalam hatinya.

2. Bila dia tidak menghiraukan kamu selepas kamu menyakiti hatinya, lebih baik kamu beri dia masa untuk menenangkan hatinya semula sebelum kamu menegur dengan ucapan maaf.

3. Wanita sukar nak cari benda yang dia benci tentang orang yang paling dia sayang (sebab itu ramai wanita yang patah hati bila hubungan itu putus di tengah jalan).

4. Sekiranya seorang wanita jatuh cinta dengan seorang lelaki, lelaki itu akan sentiasa ada di fikirannya walaupun ketika dia sedang keluar dengan lelaki lain.

5. Bila lelaki yang dia suka dan cinta merenung tajam ke dalam matanya, dia akan cair seperti coklat!!

6. Wanita memang sukakan pujian tetapi selalu tidak tau macam mana nak menerima pujian.

7. Jika kamu tidak suka dengan gadis yang sukakan kamu separuh mati, tolak cintanya dengan lembut, jangan berkasar sebab ada satu semangat dalam diri wanita yang kamu tak akan tahu bila dia dah buat keputusan, dia akan lakukan apa saja.

8. Sekiranya seorang gadis mula menjauhkan diri darimu selepas kamu tolak cintanya, biarkan dia untuk seketika. Sekiranya kamu masih ingin menganggap dia seorang kawan, cubalah tegur dia perlahan-lahan.

9. Wanita suka meluahkan apa yang mereka rasa. Muzik, puisi, lukisan dan tulisan adalah cara termudah mereka meluahkan isi hati mereka.

10. Jangan sesekali beritahu perempuan yang mereka ni langsung tak berguna.

11. Bersikap terlalu serius boleh mematikan mood wanita.

12. Bila pertama kali lelaki yang dicintainya dalam diam memberikan respon positif, misalnya menghubunginya melalui telefon, si gadis akan bersikap acuh tak acuh seolah-olah tidak berminat, tetapi sebaik saja ganggang diletakkan, dia akan menjerit kesukaan dan tak sampai sepuluh minit, semua rakan-rakannya akan tahu berita tersebut.

13. Sekuntum senyuman memberi seribu erti bagi wanita. Jadi jangan senyum sebarangan.

14. Jika kamu menyukai sorang wanita, cubalah mulakan dengan persahabatan. Kemudian biarkan dia mengenalimu dengan lebih mendalam.

15. Jika seorang wanita memberi seribu satu alasan setiap kali kamu ajak keluar, tinggalkan dia sebab dia memang tak berminat denganmu.

16. Tetapi jika dalam masa yang sama dia menghubungimu atau menunggu panggilan darimu, teruskan usahamu untuk memikatnya.

17. Jangan sesekali mengagak apa yang dirasakannya. Tanya dia sendiri!!

18. Selepas seorang gadis jatuh cinta, dia akan sering tertanya-tanya kenapalah aku tak jumpa lelaki ini lebih awal.

19. Kalau kamu masih tercari-cari cara yang paling romantik untuk memikat hati sorang gadis, cubalah rajin-rajinkan tangan menyelak buku-buku cinta.

20. Bila setiap kali gambar kelas keluar, benda pertama yang dicari oleh wanita ialah siapa yang berdiri di sebelah buah hatinya, kemudian barulah dirinya sendiri.

21. Bekas teman lelaki akan sentiasa ada di fikirannya tetapi lelaki yang dicintainya sekarang akan berada di tempat teristimewa iaitu di hatinya!!

22. Satu ucapan 'Hi' sahaja sudah cukup menceriakan harinya.

23. Teman baiknya saja yang tahu apa yang sedang dia rasa dan lalui.

24. Wanita paling benci lelaki yang berbaik-baik dengan mereka semata-mata nak tackle kawan mereka yang lebih cantik.

25. Cinta bermaksud kesetiaan, ambil berat, jujur dan kebahagiaan tanpa sebarang kompromi.

26. Semua wanita mahukan seorang lelaki yang cintakan mereka sepenuh hati..

27. Senjata wanita adalah airmata!!

28. Wanita suka jika sesekali orang yang disayanginya mengadakan surprise buatnya (hadiah, bunga atau sekadar kad ucapan romantis). Mereka akan rasa terharu dan merasakan bahawa dirinya dicintai setulus hati. Dengan ini dia tak akan ragu-ragu terhadapmu.

29. Wanita mudah jatuh hati pada lelaki yang ambil berat tentang mereka dan baik terhadapnya. So, kalau nak memikat wanita pandai-pandailah...

30. Sebenarnya mudah mengambil hati wanita kerana apa yang dia mahu hanyalah perasaan dicintai dan disayangi sepenuh jiwa.

Kenapa bateri laptop cepat habis?

Mungkin anda mengalami masalah bateri yang cepat berkurangan kuasanya menurun setiap bulan sehingga 1 jam sahaja walaupun dicas penuh. Anda boleh memanjang masa penggunaan notebook jika menggunakan bateri jika anda boleh melakukan langkah di bawah.
  1. Anda perlu faham bahawa kadar processor bekerja mengikut berapa banyak aplikasi yang anda jalankan. Banyak aplikasi dilancarkan lebih banyak kuasa yang digunakan. Kurangkan aplikasi tidak penting semasa menggunakan bateri. Malware juga boleh mengganggu aplikasi.
  2. Elak menyambung alatan USB. Sambung alatan USB (seperti thumbdrive semasa perlu sahaja. Jika anda menggunakan removal harddisk, anda bayangkan berapa banyak kuasa yang diperlukan untuk memusingkan disk dan membaca data.
  3. Intel Core (semua yang mempunyai cap Core) mempunyai bug di dalamnya yang akan menyebabkan bateri cepat habis jika alatan USB disambungkan. Dapatkan patch dari Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=936357 . Tapi hanya untuk Windows original sahaja. Tidak semestinya mengikut langkah diatas bateri tahan lama. Perlu diingat, bateri mempunyai hayat yang pendek. Mungkin selepas setahun, bateri tidak lagi boleh dicas. Maka, dapatkan bateri yang baru.
  4. Penggunaan bateri. Apabila bateri sudah penuh cabut wayar adaptor, jika dibiarkan sahaja kebarangkalian bateri cepat rosak adalah besar. Macam bateri handphone juga.

Langkah-langkah ini hanya untuk memanjang tempoh penggunaan bateri pada satu-satu masa sahaja.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Wife's diary vs Husband's diary


Friday night - I thought he was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a cafe to have some coffee. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comments. Conversation wasn't flowing so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk, he agreed but his mind was far away.

I asked him what was wrong - he said, 'Nothing.' I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said it had nothing to do with me and not to worry. On the way home I told him that I loved him, he simply smiled and kept driving. I can't explain his behavior; I don't know why he didn't say, 'I love u, too.' When we got home I felt as if I had lost him, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there and watched TV; he seemed distant and absent.

Finally I decided to go to bed. About 10 minutes later he came to bed. I decided that I could not take it anymore, so I decided to confront him with the situation but he had fallen asleep. I started crying and cried until I too fell asleep. I don't know what to do. I'm almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else. My life is a disaster......


Today Liverpool lost again... SIGH...

Easy vs Difficult

Easy to judge the mistakes of others
but Difficult to recognize our own mistakes

Easy to talk without thinking
but Difficult to refrain the tongue

Easy to hurt someone who loves us.
but Difficult to heal the wound...

Easy to forgive others
but Difficult to ask for forgiveness

Easy to set rules.
but Difficult to follow them...

Easy to dream every night.
but Difficult to fight for a dream...

Easy to show victory.
but Difficult to assume defeat with dignity...

Easy to admire a full moon.
but Difficult to see the other side...

Easy to stumble upon a stone.
but Difficult to get up...

Easy to enjoy life every day.
but Difficult to give its real value...

Easy to promise something to someone.
but Difficult to fulfil that promise...

Easy to say we love.
but Difficult to show it every day...

Easy to criticize others.
but Difficult to improve oneself...

Easy to make mistakes.
but Difficult to learn from them...

Easy to weep for a lost love.
but Difficult to take care of it so not to lose it.

Easy to think about improving.
but Difficult to stop thinking about it and put it into action...

Easy to think bad of others
but Difficult to give them the benefit of the doubt...

Easy to receive
but Difficult to give

Easy to read this
but Difficult to follow

Easy to keep the friendship with words
but Difficult to keep it with meanings

Untuk Species SUAMI

citer best nii..baca sampai habis....
Mat tidak pernah membantu isterinya membuat kerja-kerja rumah. Malah dia sering bersungut sendirian kerana telah merasa bosan setiap hari pergi kerja, sedangkan Nab isterinya hanya tinggal di rumah. Kalau boleh, dia mahu isterinya tahu betapa penat dan letihnya dia bekerja setiap hari untuk menanggung keluarga.
Satu malam ~~~~Mat berdoa, "Ya Tuhanku. Aku bekerja 8 jam sehari sedangkan isteriku hanya tinggal di rumah bersama anak-anak. Aku mahu supaya dia tahu betapa letihnya aku bekerja setiap hari. Tolonglah ya Tuhan, tukarkanlah aku dan isteriku. Biar aku yang menjadi isteri untuk sehari sahaja supaya dia pula dapat merasakan betapa letihnya aku bekerja. Biar aku pula yang berehat dirumah." Tuhan Yang Maha Mengetahui telah mengkabulkan permintaan Mat.
Pagi besoknya, ia bangun dari tidur, dan pastinya sebagai seorang isteri. Bangun saja dari tidur, dia bergegas ke bilik air, cuci gigi dan terus ke dapur menyediakan sarapan untuk suami dan anak-anak. Pastu bangunkan anak-anak dan melayan mereka bersarapan, pada masa yang sama melayan suami bersarapan. Pastu menghantar suami yang nak pergi kerja ke pintu, kembali membetulkan baju anak-anak yang nak ke sekolah dan menyediakan air yang anak-anak nak bawa ke sekolah. Pastu panaskan enjin kereta dan bergegas hantar anak-anak kesekolah. Balik dari sekolah terus ke pasar untuk membeli ikan dan keperluan dapur yang lain. Dekat dua jam baru sampai balik ke rumah. Simpan barang-barang dapur ke dalam almari dapur dan ikan simpan dulu dalam peti ais. Kemudian kutip kain busyuk untuk dicuci dengan mesin sehingga selesai dan dijemur. Pastu baru mula memasak untuk anak-anak yang akan balik sekolah nanti. Selesai masak, jam dah pukul 12.45 tengahari. Terpaksa pula bergegas ambil anak dari sekolah. Selesai ambil anak, beri pula mereka makan sebelum mengatur anak-anak supaya membuat kerja sekolah. Pastu terpaksa pula kemas rumah supaya jangan bersepah sangat. Kemudian angkat kain di jemuran. Tiba-tiba anak bongsu menangis kerana terjatuh. Dah nak kena beri rawatan dan pujuk supaya tangisan tidak berlarutan. Dah selesai, kain-kain yang baru diangkat perlu pula dilipat dan disusun dalam almari. Sedar tak sedar,waktu Zohor dah tinggal tak berapa minit saja lagi. Terpaksa bergegas pulak tunaikan Zohor sebelum tertinggal. Selesai salam, azan Asar kedengaran. Selesaikan pulak solat Asar sebelum menyambung apa-apa kerja yang belum siap. Belum sempat rehat, terpaksa pula balik ke dapur untuk menyiapkan makan malam. Lepas Maghrib, terpaksa layan suami dan anak-anak makan, pastu cuci pinggan mangkuk, pastu mandikan anak yang masih kecil, pastu uruskan supaya anak-anak masuk tidur.... dan macam-macam pastu lagi. Dekat pukul 11.00 malam barulah semua kerja rumahtangga selesai. Badan pun dah longlai lohe...
Bolehlah rasanya nak berehat sikit. Opps.... belum boleh rehat rupanya. Suami juga mahukan layanan. Berdosa isteri kalau tak melayani kemahuan suami. Tambahan pulak malam ni malam Jumaat. Maka suami dilayani dengan sewajarnya sehinggalah dia terkulai dua kali lohe dan langsung tertidur.... ... tak pasti pukul berapa. Setelah terjaga sebelum dinihari, Mat segera bangun dan berdoa semula, "Ya Tuhanku. Barulah kini aku tahu.... Aku dah tak sanggup lagi jadi isteri. Aku keluar bekerja seharian pun tak penat macam ni. Ada juga masa berehat, minum kopi dan berbual dengan kawan-kawan. Tolonglah kembalikan aku sebagai suami semula. Taubat aku tak sanggup dah jadi isteri. Salah sangkaanku selama ini bahawa kerja-kerja isteriku di rumah begitu mudah. Biarlah isteriku terus di rumah dan aku keluar bekerja". Sekonyong-konyong Mat terdengar satu suara ghaib berkata,"Wahai Mat, kamu belum boleh kembali menjadi suami sebab persetubuhanmu malam tadi telah menjadi benih. Kamu kenalah tunggu 9 bulan 10 hari lagi untuk melahirkan anak sebelum kamu dapat menjadi suami kembali....". Whatttt???.. . 9 bulan 10 hari???....Beranaaak? ??........ Waaaaaa.. tak nak, tak nak, tak taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa akkkkk... !!!~~~~~
"Bang, bang... Abangggg... apasal niii.....??" Sergah satu suara disisinya. Mat melompat bangun dari katilnya dan terus memegang isterinya sambil bertanya, "Nab, Nab yang jadi suami atau abang yang jadi suami??? Laaaaa... tebiat apa pulak abang ni. Kan Nab nie pompuan. Tentulah abang yang jadi suami..... Apa punya lawak pagi-pagi buta ni.....". Hari tu Mat mengambil cuti emergency dan sehari suntuk membantu isterinya membuat kerja-kerja rumah..... Hinggakan seluar kecik dan baju kecik Nab pun habis Mat kutip basuh... Nab terkedu beruk, terlopong dan jadi bisu seharian melihat gelagat suaminya.... .....
Moral of the story:
Isteri perlu disayangi dan lindungi kerana ia adalah anugerah Tuhan yang tidak ternilai.. so suami-suami di luar sana mahupun di dalam sini..hargailah isteri anda..


I don't know how true this is, but it does make sense. Sounds just like something God would do. Here is just a short list of examples of Whole Food Signatures.
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye...and YES science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Grapefruits, Oranges , and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.
Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? ... It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemica l cons tituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.
Now go grocery shopping..And eat healthy!

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Anwar vs Shabery in historic debate (1 of 8)

Anwar vs Shabery in historic debate (2 of 8)

Anwar vs Shabery in historic debate (3 of 8)

Anwar vs Shabery in historic debate (4 of 8)

Anwar vs Shabery in historic debate (5 of 8)

Anwar vs Shabery in historic debate (6 of 8)

Anwar vs Shabery in historic debate (7 of 8)

Anwar vs Shabery in historic debate (8 of 8)

Monday, 14 July 2008


Jom, kita race! - PM

Sunday, 13 July 2008


His Majesty Sultan Jamalul Kiram II with some Religious leaders taken during the early 1920's in Jolo, Sulu.
(Source: Royal Kiram Family Archives).

His Majesty Sultan Jamalul Kiram II (31st Reigning Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo/ Sabah from 1893 to 1936) during the late 1920's on the occasion of a U.S. Royal State Visit with the Royal Cabinet and official delegation. H.M. Sultan Jamalul II was the brother of H.M. Sultan Mawallil Wasit Kiram (32nd Reigning Sultan of Sulu and Sabah 1936) succeeded his brother Sultan Jamalul Kiram II to the throne for a short while in 1936 as he, too died of poisoning. H.M. Sultan Mawallil Wasit was the grandfather of the current 35th Reigning Sultan of Sulu and Sabah, His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I, crowned on 3 June 2000.
(Source: Royal Kiram Family Archives).


Sulu Sultanate
The Sultanate of Sulu was a Muslim state that ruled over many of the islands of the Sulu Sea, in the southern Philippines. The sultanate was founded in 1450, but other sources place the date earlier. Muslim historians believe that it had existed centuries earlier in the time of Raja Baguinda Ali.

Currently the issue of who would be the legitimate Sultan of Sulu is disputed by several branches of the Royal Family, although the line of succession fell on the Kiram branch of the royal family from 1823 up to the death of the last sovereign sultan in 1936.At its peak, it stretched over the islands that bordered the western peninsula of Mindanao in the east, to the modern Malaysian state of Sabah (formerly North Borneo) in the west and south, and to Palawan in the north.

Currently the issue of who would be the legitimate Sultan of Sulu is disputed by several branches of the Royal Family, although the line of succession fell on the Kiram branch of the royal family from 1823 up to the death of the last sovereign sultan in 1936. Currently the issue of who would be the legitimate Sultan of Sulu is disputed by several branches of the Royal Family, although the line of succession fell on the Kiram branch of the royal family from 1823 up to the death of the last sovereign sultan in 1936
Who's the real Sultan of Sulu?
There are around a few dozen pretenders to the dignity of a Sultan, coming from all parts the Sulu archipelago, Metro Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and even from the Netherlands. Each has his own fairy tale to tell to support his claim.

In 1939 it was decided by the Session Court of North-Borneo, presided by Chief Justice Macasckie that North Borneo is the property of the nine heirs of Sulu. These were the descendants of Sultan Jamalul A'lam (signatory to the Deed of 1879 leasing North Borneo) from his three wives.

This decision is the basis of what ( POSTSCRIPT, 15Mar05) call the yearly rent or “Cession Money” being paid by the Malaysian government to the descendant of the heirs until this very day. (All the nine heirs now are dead.)

A year after the Philippines gained its independence, the eldest son of Rajamuda Mawalil Wasit, Datu Mohammad Esmail Kiram I who is by the law of primogeniture the rightful heir to the throne was proclaimed a Sultan. In 1958, he and his half brother Datu Punjungan on board a Philippine navy ship went to the former Jesselton (now Kota Kinabalu) to settle the North-Borneo issue. They returned only having Taganak Islands (Turtle Islands), with the issue of sovereignty over North Borneo till hanging.

It is also Sultan Mohammad Esmail Kiram I, with the help of Philippine government who initiated the 1962 Philippine Sabah claim. The newly independent Malaysia never accepted the terms of the claim since the Sultan and the Philippine government are up for sovereignty over Sabah.
In 1915 the Sultan was forced to sign the Carpenter's agreement with the United States, leaving him no sovereign power but was merely reduced to a symbolic leader of the people and their faith.
List of Sultans of Sulu
The Sultan of Sulu was an office recognized by the government in Manila until 1936. Sulu is currently a province of the Philippines, although at one time it was an independent sultanate. The centre of government of the Sulu Sultanate kingdom was in Jolo. Jolo not only became the centre of the Sulu Sultanate government, but also became the centre of port trading. And while Manila was just a small settlement, Jolo had already became a city. The following list details the holders of the office between 1450 and 1936.
Most of the names listed below, was referred from the book's of; MUSLIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES, by CESAR ADIB MAJUL.

The first Sultan of Sulu; he founded the sultanate in 1450 and held it until 1480.

Son of Sultan Shariful-Hashim. 1480-1519.

also one of Sultan Shariful-Hashim son. But believed he was not proclaim to be the "Sultan of Sulu".

Believed he was Sultan Bolkiah

Son of Sultan Kamaluddin and grandchild (Upo or Apo) of Sultan Shariful-Hashim.

Son of Sultan Muizzuddin Mutawaddin.

Son of Sultan Nasaruddin Awal. He alleged had a few "Palace" in Brunei.
The Spaniard called him as Sultan Xolo or Raja Ilo or Iro.
Son of Sultan Muhammad Buddiman Ul-Halim.
Died without heir.
The throne given to his Nephew, RAJA BONGSU-I. (The son's of her sister who married Sultan Hassan of Brunei).
9. SULTAN MAWALIL-WASIT RAJA BONGSU-I PANGIRAN SHAHBANDAR MAHARAJALELA IBNI SULTAN MUHAMMAD HASSAN of BRUNEI (Refer to; Raja Bongsu of Sulu -Robert Nicholl & Tarsilah Brunei -Pehin Dato' Dr. Mohd Jamil Al-Sufri).
Began from this Sultan Mawalil-Wasit Raja Bongsu-I, the Sulu Sultanate royal families (Royal Blood-Male side) were connected to Brunei Royal families blood.
So, any statement of the Sulu heirs mentioned that their blood were the "DIRECT-DESCENDENT & UNBROKEN-LINE" to Sultan Shariful Hashim (the first Sultan of Sulu) were NOT SO CORRECT. They should UNDERSTAND first the meaning of "UNBROKEN-LINE" and the meaning of "DIRECT-DESCENDENT". "DIRECT-DESCENDENT & UNBROKEN-LINE" mean must came from "MALE SIDE" (Heirs). Sultan Shariful-Hashim heirs was till Sultan Betara shah Tengah @ Panguilan Tinding ibni Sultan Pangiran Buddiman Ul-Halim only.
Maybe he is Sultan Qudarat of Maguindanao.
Married to one of Sultan Mawalil-Wasit @ Raja Bongsu-I daughter, bore SITI KABIRA @ SULTANA NURUL A'LAM (One of the temporary Sultan of Sulu in 1680-1685).
The third son's of Sultan Mawalil-Wasit @ Raja Bongsu-I, after Datu Katchil & Datu Salikala.
Alleged in his time the Sultan of Brunei asked for help to settle-down their 10 years sivil war in Brunei. Then Sultan Brunei gave North-Borneo to Sultan of Sulu as a reward.
The Sulu worriors & panglimas were foughts for rewarded North-Borneo territory.
While waiting for Datu Sahabuddin ibni Sultan Salahuddin-Karamat to be entitle installed as Sultan (*Followed the Sulu Protocol), there was installed the "3 Temporary Sultans of Sulu" to sat on the Sulu throne since 1680-1685, such as,
First son of Sultan Salahuddin-Karamat.
Began received the tax payment from North-Borneo
Second son of Sultan Salahuddin-Karamat.
The third son of Sultan Salahuddin-Karamat.
His mother's was a Tirun lady. And also married a Tirun Princess, the daughter of Tirun ruler as his second-wife. His first wife was from Soopeng, Sulawesi.
In this time, due he was born Datu Lagasan (Sultan Azimuddin/Alimuddin-I) from his first wife (from Soopeng, Sulawesi) & Raja Muda Datu Bantilan (Sultan Bantilan Muizzuddin) from his second wife (the Tirun Ruler Princess), then the Sulu Sultanate kingdom had 2 heirs. Its a "First & the Second heir apparents". Nowadays, the first heir-apparents known as Kiram & Shakiraullah families. And the second heir apparent known as the Maharajah Adinda families.
SULTAN BADARUDDIN-I married to the Tirun princess for the purposed want to void the Tirun peoples from against the Sulu Sultanate "Power" in North-Borneo territory. He is the one who's put many "Panglimas" in every corners of the North-Borneo for maintain his power on the territory. The Panglimas of the Sultan of Sulu came from many tribes. Some from Sulu, Iranun, Badjau, Kadazan & other tribes.
The Panglimas duties were collecting the "Tax" from the inhabitants of the North-Borneo territory (*as representatives of the Sultan of Sulu. Collecting "Tax" from the inhabitants of the North-Borneo, made the inhabitants HATED the Sulu Sultanate & the Sultans of Sulu), collecting any material which its could became the "Incomes" of the Sulu Sultanate such as; Bird's Nest, Turtles shell, Pearls & etc.
For example, the "Bird's Nest" in Maddai Caves, Kunak, Sabah was mandated to collected by the Iranun Panglima's . Since then the Iranun peoples generations in the area till present day still continuing collecting the "Bird's Nest" from the Maddai Caves. Anyway, by the "LOST" of the "SULTAN OF SULU", the Iranun peoples in the area just collecting the Bird's Nest for their benefits only. (*Anyway, there was the "Appointed-Letter" was given to the Irunan Panglima's from the Sultan of Sulu, as installation of him as panglima & his duties in North-Borneo. This "Letter's" must be still kept by the present Iranun Panglima's generations).
The Sulu Sultanate Protocol System (The Tartib) then need to ROTATES the Sulu throne among the first & the second heir apparents. "The Succession", please refer to; Muslims in the Philippines (Sulu Political Institution) by Cesar Abib Majul -Page 398-399). And the Sulu throne should not be MONOPOLIED or OCCUPIED by ONE side heirs only
Son's of Sultan Badaruddin-I, & the older brother of Sultan Bantilan Muizzuddin.
He was "Baptised" by Spaniard at Manila in 1750.
Then he born RAJA MUDA DATU BANTILAN. Raja Muda Datu Bantilan born MAHARAJAH ADINDA SULTAN MOHAMMAD ARANAN/ADANAN PUYO. Aranan/Adanan Puyo born DATU MOHAMMAD SHIEIK/SIE/SEH/SY. Datu Mohammad Sheikh/Sie/Seh/Sy born Late HH. DATU ALIUDDIN HADDIS PABILA (December 17, 2004 - June 30, 2007). Then Datu Aliuddin Haddis Pabila born "RAJA BONGSU-II" (The entitle & the right heir should sit on the Sulu throne nowadays).
Son of Sultan Azimuddin Alimuddin-I.
Also son of Sultan Azimuddin @ Alimuddin-I.
Son's of Sultan Sharafuddin.
The 40 days reigned Sultan in 1808. His Raja Muda is Raja Muda Datu Bantilan @ Raja Muda Badaruddin ibni Sultan Alimuddin @ Azimuddin-II.
The brother's of Sultan Alimuddin Azimuddin-III
The Sultan who's taken the Sulu throne from the Raja Muda Datu Bantilan ibni Sultan Alimuddin @ Azimuddin-II in 1808, while the Raja Muda Datu Bantilan was not in Jolo, Sulu (*because of chicken-pox outbreak) in 1808, after the death of Sultan Alimuddin @ Azimudin-III - (Muslims in the Philippines, Cesar Adib Majul -Page 316-317).
(*The action of this Sultan Aliuddin was AGAINST the Sulu Sultanate Protocol System/ The Tartib).
The brother of Sultan Aliuddin & Sultan Azimuddin @ Alimuddin-III.
The SHAKIRAULLAH families began.
Son's of Sultan Alimuddin Azimuddin-III.
The KIRAM families began.
Kiram Families.
Son's of Sultan Jamalul-Kiram-I.
In September 1862, Sultan Pulalun died. The throne was offered to his uncle DATU ARANAN, who at a young age once aspired to the throne. However, he declined the sultanate on the grounds that he was too old and lacked of wealth.
(*Anyway, from the Maharajah Adinda families record, Datu Aranan/Adanan was ever sat on the Sulu throne for a week only & using the title name as "Maharajah Adinda Sultan Mohammad Aranan/Adanan Puyo" . That's why in Sulu he was known as "Sultan Daih-daih". Mean, the shortest reigned Sultan of Sulu. And due to that, his name was not listed on the Sulu Sultanate genealogy, due to not enough 40 day of reigned, as the protocol needed).
Thus was the sultanate offered to Jamalul-Azam, a son of Pulalun. Datu Daniel, the Amir Bahar, and whose cotta in Jolo once gave the Spaniard a great deal of trouble in Jolo Campaign in 1851, contested the succession. The datu desired to have his son-in-law, Datu Jamalul-Kiram, a grandson of Sultan Shakiraullah to become a sultan. But Datu Aranan INTERVENTION in the matter as well as Spaniard refusal to show any sympathy for Datu Daniel's cause, led the majority of the datus to proclaim Jamalul-Azam as Sultan, (Refer to; Muslims in the Philippines -Page 343-344).
Do anybody AWARE, that because of Datu Aranan intervention, Datu Jamalu-Azam succeeded to proclaimed as Sultan of Sulu in 1862. And from that matter, when he signing the 1878 North-Borneo "Padjak=Leasing" Agreement, he was using the words term "The heirs AND successors" 4 times in the agreement, NOT the words term as "The heirs OR successors", (Refer to: Nicholas Tarling, Sulu And Sabah -Page 329). The words term was for LIMITED the claimants over the North-Borneo territory in future. And the right claimant's should be truly came from the Sulu Sultanate royal families as "The heirs" & in the same time can be "The successors" to the Sulu sultanate throne, by following the Sulu Sultanate Protocol System (The Tartib). By the using the words term "The heirs AND successors" in the 1878 North Borneo Leasing/Padjak Agreement, showed that Sultan Jamalul-Azam want the Maharajah Adinda families to inherits the rights over the North Borneo territory in future. That's also showed his compensation to his relative grandfather's (Datu Aranan) for his kindness till Datu Jamalul-Azam succeeded to be the Sultan of Sulu in 1862.
So, by the death of Sultan Badaruddin-II in 1884, or by the death of Sultan Jamalu-Kiram-II in 1936, which both of the Sultan had "No male heir" (Refer; Nicholas Tarling, Sulu And Sabah -Page 327 & from the PAWCI Record's), then supposedly on that times, the Sulu throne should be given back to the Maharajah Adinda families. Unfortunately, till present the first heir-apparents (Kiram & Shakiraullah families) still want to "Monopolied & Occupied" the Sulu throne. (Their action were totally against the Sulu Protocol System=The Tartib of Sulu. Due to misunderstood of the Sulu protocol system, then there were emerged so many proclaimed "Sultans" in Sulu till present day).
Kiram Families.
Son of Sultan Pulalun.
Succeeded to be proclaimed as "Sultan of Sulu" by the helps & strong supports of his relative grandfather's Maharajah Adinda Sultan Mohammad Aranan/Adanan Puyo in 1862.
The person who "Padjak=Leased" the North Borneo territory to Mr. Barron de Overback & Alfred Dent in 1878. Mr Barron & Alfred Dent "Leased=Padjak" the North Borneo territory was for "Trading" purposed only.
Kiram Families.
Son's of Sultan Jamalul-Azam.
No "Male heirs", only got a daughter name Dayang-dayang Hjh Piandao.
Kiram Families.
Son's of Sultan Jamalul Azam @ A'lam.
No issued any "Male heir" till his death in 1936.
32. SULTAN ESMAIL KIRAM I (1947-1973)
Kiram Families
Born: February 1907
Died: 1973
Teacher & School Principal
World War II soldier with the rank of Captain, served under United States Armed Forces in the Far East
The eldest son of Raja Muda Mawallil-Wasit through first wife Enang
One of the 9 heirs of North Borneo through the 1939 Chief Justice Macasckie decision in Sandakan, Sabah
Eligible as the Sultan of Sulu
Kiram Families.
Not become a Sultan.
His daughters, Dayang-Dayang Princess Tarhatta-Kiram & Dayang-Dayang Princess Shakinur-in.
Kiram Families
Born:1 August 1941
Died: February 16, 1986
Became the youngest vice Mayor and eventually the Mayor of Maimbung
Former Deputy Governor of Sulu
The eldest son of Sultan Esmail Kiram I
Married to his first wife, prncess Farida Kiram gave birth 2 daughters:Dayang Zuharra, Dyg Dinwansa, and 2 sons HRH Rajamuda Datu Muedzulail-Kiram (Crown Prince since 1974) , HRH Datu Yldon Kiram
Second Wife Princess Merriam T.Kiram gave 3 Daughters, Dayang-Dayang Nur Mahal, dayang-Dayang Ayessha and Dayang-Dayang Tanya Rowena.
Shakiraullah families.
Shakiuraullah families.
Died in 2006?!
Their dynasty continue by proclaimed "Paramount Sultan Dr. Ibrahim Bahjin @ Sultan Shakiraullah-II" in 2006?!
But the International Commission of Nobility and Royalty does not support his claims to sovereignty and his Orders of Chivalry are Unsubstantiated.

Friday, 11 July 2008

It has been a while....

since my father passed away. It's hard for me to pen my feelings and it's even harder for me to move on with my life. He was bedridden for more than a year and Mom did her best taking care of him. I only went to see him on weekends, and there was nothing much I can do. It was really hurt to see him lying helplessly on bed. He used to be a very jovial and talkative person. We used to spent enjoyable and fun times together watching football, picnicking or even when helping him around. He was the best companion I've ever had during my childhood. I looked up to him as if he was some kind of a genie from Aladdin's lamp. My every wish would come true with him around, 100% guaranteed! Never heard he complained of my tantrums and bossiness.

That was way back when I was little, but as I grew up I learn how patience he had been all those years spoiling me. After I left for boarding school, our relationship became distant. Later, I left home permanently to further studies and pursue my dreams, slowly we became strangers. We only met once or twice a year. We grew apart and I admit as I grew up, I got closer to Mom, sharing my stories with her. Unintentionaly, our relationship faded. As usual, Dad was very happy when I turned up and spent a few moments asking regular questions and then left. Leaving me feeling very uneasy to engage in deep conversations with him.

About a year ago, Dad was struck by a stroke, bedridden, and suffered acute memory loss. Almost every weekend, I tried my best to make a long journey home just to be with him, to feed him, to help bathe him, to clean his pampers, to cut his fingernails, to put on his clothes, to shave his beard and most of all to cheer him up! Just like he did when I was little. There were often many quiet hours spent watching him sleeping tirelessly and my guilty feelings lingered, how I had abandoned my 'best friend' all these years. Mom told me (after the funeral), how Dad spent awkward and lonely moments when I went to boarding school. At the end of the day, after returning from work, he went on to spent most of his free time at his orchard.
Dad, I truly hope the last few moments we shared will make you realize that I really loved and admired you. Alas! No matter what I say or do now matters anymore. If only, if only I can turn back the hands of time...