Thursday, July 30, 2015

Melaka-Muar Raya 2015

I was oncall during the raya weekend but not the one after. I took the opportunity to go back to Muar for raya. Better late than never. Somehow this raya starting from the first day, I was reminded how fragile life can be. How we will grow old and die one day.Qada' n qadar.. the cycle of life.
It had been 4 years since i last went back. It is timely to bring the MDQs back and they certainly enjoyed it to the max. The advantage about the latest tech : tongkat wefie is that i don't depend on any unknown individuals for our group photo! And i am in the photo with everybody! haha
                                         En's place in Ayer Keroh
                                         Pak Nal in Alai
                                          Mak Long in Tengkera
                                          Mak Tok and Pak man special
                                          Tok Cik Amah
                                         Tok Tam
                                         Uncle Malik
                                          Rambutan happiness in mak azad's
                                          Uncle Malik's MG joyrida
                                          Mymunna the brave

P/S As much as i want to write about the latest happening in our country - i would rather not.. haha The best ever drama series of the Malaysian politics! 

Aidilfitri 2015

                                         1st Syawal with Papa n Mama
                                         visiting Mel in PJ
                                           Bunga api yangbudak2 suka
                                         My happy OT staff :) 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Syawal is in the air

Despite living in the city, i must praise the management team of my residence for encouraging the raya spirit. We are well lighted and it looks fun when festive season comes. Alhamdulillah.. taklah terasa cam gelap and gloomy being in a gated community.
Coming back from tarawikh is so much fun for the kids and i am sure they will remember it as their childhood memory.

Kids and their ramadhan

Alhamdulillah, I am proud that my 3 elder MDQs have succeeded in their full fasting this year. Tak sangka that they managed to breeze it through without any glitch. I must be thankful for wifey who day in day out ensuring the kids are well fed during sahur and iftar. Its not an easy task to wake them up at this age and get them to eat! 
I am amazed my Marissa, despite being 6 he pulled through chill je. takde mengada2. haha But knowing her, she has this different inner strength. A strong girl inside out. Qaisya, i guess did it this year due to Marissa. Both are best friends but i do sense a bit of competition amongst them. So far cam ok la tak tau in the future haha Qayyum? Well, he was known to have cheated before but this year i guess he has grown up a bit. I don't know lah if in school he cheats.. haha 
 The younger 2? haha Well i guess its best for them to wait. Most importantly for them to see all of us doing this ritual everyday and perhaps would remain in their memory banks as a wonderful experience.
All in all, i do not force my kids to fast. Solat is more of priority. Having to coax them for maghrib and isha jemaah is easier at this stage as when they grow bigger,it can be an issue when they can say no. Fasting is not a priority at this age, I even encourage them to discontinue their fast if they are too tired and exhausted. It is a good practice for the soul and one's inner self, to be able to resist all temptations and persevere. An important trait to survive life. I guess fasting in Ramadhan is a good training ground for the young. When they are older, it will not be about training but iman and abiding the fourth pilar of Islam. 

#Diagnosis2 team iftar

Alhamdulillah, the team managed to gather most of us to be in Haslam restaurant a few weeks back. Whitecoat enterprise (the publisher) was kind enough to celebrate iftar with an orphanage as part of its CSR and zakat for the success of Diagnosis2.
It was an opportunity for us to meet up as well, it has never been easy to do that. Din could not attend with his family as he is home bound after his knee surgery! Get well soon Din! (tinta mahyudin)
 Alhamdulillah, for our next project we have managed to engage another 2 prominent young doctors, Dr Lutfi Lokman and Dr Zy Malik. I am honoured to be introduced to them especially Dr Lutfi who is currently the Director of Hospital beyond borders. Cool project and i truly salute his project. Truly inspiring. Do check out what they do.. Hospital Beyond Borders.
              pengantin baru dok fikir apa nak masak sahur ni.. dah makan best berbuka..
                                khusyuk with Anwar Fazal's vision.. perrgghh..
                        Ben dok wondering, bila kita nak start shooting pulak.. :) 

Alhamdulilah, Thank you guys. It is such a pleasure to be in this extended family. Insha Allah, with the vision for ummah.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Spending my time

Friendship is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ramadhan and its power

Alhamdulillah, its day 12 of fasting today. A fairly normal routine so far. My ramadhans for the past 4 years has been of multitude situations, from being out of the country to a busy cardiac centre style ramadhan to my revelation adventure last year. 
My 3 elder kids are fasting with the surprise package came from Marissa. She is only 6 and she has been doing well to just do it. I remembered Qaisya being non commital to fasting at her age and Marissa is certainly very matured. She doesnt complain a lot and prefers to keep her feelings to herself. Qayyum i hope is slowly maturing. He used to lie on certain days regarding his fasting status.. haha kantoi with umi on the smell of food and drink in his school bag. Its a boys thingy.. and i pray that he learnt from his previous mischievious acts haha 
The one thing that i enjoy doing with them this year is to bring them to tarawikh. Alhamdulillah, all of them are enjoying it and i partly put it to the child friendly atmosphere that my mosque provided. Being the 7th royal selangor mosque, it certainly lived up to its reputation. It is certainly comfortable performing prayers here and at night, the mosque shines majestically. 
My kids are lucky as during my time, my introduction to tarawikh was by my Pak Long who lived with us at that time. My parents were busy workers and i guess during those days the emphasize on tarawikh during ramadhan was appauling in the cities. Time has changed and the community attitude changed too thus the festival like atmosphere in mosques or musollah all around Malaysia. 
May we all be blessed during this Ramadhan, and the search for Lailatul Qadar is on :) 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Super throwback.. Ramadhan 1435

Subhanallah.. a year ago, i was at a different juncture. Masha Allah, only Allah can tell what was felt inside when i made the decision to let go and join the Aman Palestin team in our bid to enter Gaza at that very hostile moment. The war started on the 1st of Ramadhan and the world stood still, a live genocide happening every minute. The attempt of pushing the Palestinian out of their homeland. The whole world continued to let it happen as if it was permissible as the super powers of the world continued to let it happen. 
Its easy to preach jihad in sermons and tazkirah but when one is in that position to take up the calling, the decision was not straight forward. To really know the test that Allah gives one after all the nikmat that he has given to you? How willing are you to accept the challenge in your bid to prove your worthness to the Almighty?
 I totally cannot imagine how Prophet Ibrahim A.S. on receiving Allah's command in sacrificing his own son which he had so much wanted after a long wait to conceive, to bringthem to a totally exodus land and after that, to let him go? The ultimate test.. Alhamdulillah, as what was transpired in the quran on the ending of how all things went well. Imagine the turmoil of one own's feeling that defines us as a human being? Of course my own test cannot be compared to what Prophet Ibrahim had to endure, but perhaps only a fraction of what he felt which honestly will still make me teary everytime i think bout it.
 It was my life changer.  During this journey, I relearnt about my own faith and the concept of fi sabilillah in its true meaning. When we talk about submission, are we ready to submit.. kalbu, lisan dan perbuatan? How ready are we to know the calling is true and to believe truly to qada and qadar defying logical thinking of man? 
Subhanallah, Walhamdulillah, Wala ilahaillallah.. Allahu Akbar!
I year on and my life journey has changed tremendously. My views, my opinions and the believe on what Allah has planned for us is different from what i thought of in the past. Indeed, Allah is the planner and the challenge is always on us to keep up to what we preach.

Alumni SMTTDI Career talk

Mafiz is an active member of SMTTDI's PIBG. He is not politically inclined therefore his involvement in the PIBG is purely to oversea the school's progress and plan for his children studying there. You want people like this to be a part of PIBG  as they contribute sincerely and not to gain popularity or impressing others in thier CV. 
His father was an active member in the past if i can remember correctly. Mafiz has been doing this voluntarily and i reckon he enjoys it. Last year, he brought the students to CTC to be with the CTS team for a day. His creative mind is endless! Truly gifted and talented! 
 Few days before ramadhan, he brought me and Azad to give a short talk to the form 5 students in conjunction with the school's career week. I was free that day so it was possible for me to do what i enjoy as well. It was a short talk, me and Azad given 20-30 minutes slot each.It was cool to be back in school that we left more than 20 years ago :) It was more of a sharing session rather than motivation and both me and Azad spoke about different themes. 
Azad went on to talk about the realities of having a plan and the true proof of what financial freedom is about :)  I went on how to integrate work and passion in the same line. I came in my scrubs as I knew students need to be stimulated visually. especially this current Gen Z. 
Thank you SMTTDI and Mafiz for organizing this session! 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

AFL #teamdiagnosis wedding.. Barakallah!!

It was their biggest day, Chief Anwar Fazal and his lovely bride, Fatin Liyana or better known in the blogger world as honeykoyuki. Alhamdulillah, It was a celebration for this extended family of mine, team #Diagnosis2 family. I tried my best to make it with the whole family and alhamdulillah, it was such a sight to have all of us there. Ben came with his partner.. ehem..ehem.. perhaps a soon future wedding to attend as well? hehe 
Having one's wedding less than a week before Ramadhan reminded me of my own wedding which was a week before Ramadhan! I guess doctors tend to do this.. haha
 The wedding reception for both families were held in Putrajaya, halfway between both sides guests. MDQs were all too ready to attend events such as this haha I wanted to attend the solemnization in Fl's place but because I was oncall, i could not. It was a bit too far to risk not being called. Alhamdulillah, That Sunday before ramadhan was quiet. 
It was also the day we received our first paycheck royalty for Diagnosis2.. hehe Alhamdulillah, rezeki yang Allah bagi :)

Insha Allah my two colleagues, may Allah bless both of you till Jannah. 

Ramadhan kareem

I/ve not updated my blog for the longest time this year! Today is the 6th day of ramadhan and it has been a fulfilling one so far.
May we all be blessed during this holy month Insha Allah.