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

Salam Lebaran 1436

Taqabbalallahu minna waminkum.
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri dari kami sekeluarga! 

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.