Mak, Selamat Hari Ibu

Dear Mak,

I know I have been a mess to handle with,
I know I have make you cry,
I know I have been raising raising my voice to you once in awhile,

But for all of that, now I know,

Your word of wisdom and advice keep me going unto this day,
Your strength and patience shows me that there are no struggles in life that we can't deal with
Your grace and obedience to Abah keep my believes that "for richer or for poorer" is not just a cliche sentence that is said at the wedding

I love you Mak, my beacon of life. There's no way I can ever repay you for all of your sacrifices towards the family. I will be praying for you, will be loving you and will be proud of you always.

To Mahidah Ibrahim, a shining beacon in my heart, which no other woman in this world could outshines her presence.
Sorry mak! takde gambar mak sorang2 yg cun =P hehe..

Finals Week

I've 2 finals in 2.5hrs..And yet I still find time to write this!! Waa..mati la aku

Anyway, many interesting things had happened around me these past few months! I'll update shortly. But let me study first =P haha..

p/s: one more thing, hail to the freedom of media in Malaysia! I hope the chant will be reality, not another political propaganda.

Aku rase nak lari2 je dengar lagu ni. Semangat! hehe

Long Distance

If someone ask me, "is long-distance relationship tough?" I say, downright yeah!!

But, there's always beauty in each bad situation. You'll love the other person more. Even if your brain trying to say otherwise, you won't be able to lie your heart. All this while, I've been there for you. Not physically though..Maybe that's my weakness. I can't be there in front of you. Literally!

There are always going to be struggle. Life without struggle is not worth living for. It's not how you get the struggle that matters the most, it's how you handle them.

Hang in there will ya. It's a bumpy ride, but I'll hold your hands through & through. I may not be the best person for you, but I'll be there for you when you need me.

I'm not obsess with you, I care about you.

Disampingmu - The Divine Masters

I've been listening to this song for quite sometime. I find the lyric and beat are really catchy! Hope you guys like it too..

..probably I miss my other half so much =P hehe..

Talking with the most savvy mom alive!

I was talking to my mom this morning, (afternoon actually) from 11am till 12.30pm. I know it's long, but if you ask my roommates, I did like to chat long hours with my mom and dad =) I don't know why, but I never bored when listening to them!

Today we talk about lots of stuff. But the one interesting subject is the current financial meltdown. I was telling my mom about how AIG / Citigroup is going to be dead after their stock prices crashed like a potato to a meager $1 per share. Then she gives her opinion on the matter. I was quite surprise to learn that she was really savvy in this financial stuff! Remarkably, every single word that she uttered was the direct definition of what I've learnt in class so far. The best thing is, my mom & dad never had formal education for financial stuffs. They learn them from experience.

I guess hardship did teached them a lot. I'm proud of my savvy parents! I hope they'll be proud of their son too =P hehe..


By the way, AIG stocks plunge to $0.35/share from the highest peak $77.18/share on May 17, 2008. Talk about financial savvy managers!

$7,490,133.87=F.T.K (For The Kids)

I'm so proud to be a Penn Stater today for witnessing a hope & effort transformed into a miracle. Even in the midst of economic crisis, THON (a student-led fund raising organization) managed to collect $ 7.5 million dollars to help kids that are diagnosed with cancer. They had been dancing for 46 hours straight without sitting down since Friday (but they did have meal and bathroom breaks though) to show that they cared and would like to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

I am touch with the way Penn Stater come together hand-in-hand to raise money for cancer treatment. It was indeed a remarkable feat. Congratulations to everyone in THON. Even though I'm not directly involve with THON 2009, but I believe that I already did my part and proud of it =)

Check out their website. Look at some of the videos that they produced. They are inspiring!

Malaysian & Politics

Salam & good day to everyone,

It has been awhile since I've updated my blog. I've been cramped busy (alasan..I know!) with exams & 19 credits. Even in the midst of my busyness, I was still got the chance to read around about the current political situation in Malaysia.

One word that can make me describe the ordeal is “disgraceful”. I believe almost everyone knows what my political affiliation is. But I write this blog NOT on what I believe in, but rather as my perception on the whole current situation in Malaysia. I respect both side (Government & Opposition) for their contribution to Malaysia. However for some of the political-games that have been unfolded recently makes me feel utterly ashamed of my own country.

I don't need to elaborate more on what had happened in Malaysia, but I strongly opposed the quarrel of politicians in the looms of economic crisis. Both sides should shrugged the idea of "taking control" and start to control! Look at what have the Obama administration done to the US economy. They had working hand in hand with the opposition to the betterment of their economy. They prioritize on what should be done first. I see this lack of vision in Malaysia. Both sides are quarelling even after the election. Let it go and get on with the country's agenda!

My personal opinion, the reason for what is happening in Malaysia can be drawn to several conclusion.

1) When there are not enough transparency in Malaysian Government. The government work too ambiguosly in reaching a policy.
Solution: Opened up your veil and let the people audit your work. Start by giving an open bid for tenders RM 1 million & above. Display the winner in the papers, news etc.

2) The Malaysian mainstream media looks free but in the real case it is not. Politicians in the government are always given the opportunity to speak freely in media. This is not the true case for opposition.
Solution: Let the media alone. Give same rights to all politician regardless of its affiliation. Let the people decide the story if it's true or not. Don't revoke licenses on media that reported against the government. Nobody is perfect so the government should not think that they are. Face the music, don't dodge it.

3) Malaysian politics are too rigid to their own parties. When they are in power, they only assign position to the people from their own political affiliation. Sometimes, incapable leaders are thrown to a position which people feels he/she doesn't deserve the seat.
Solution: Try to mix & match. Find the true capable leaders and give them trust. Be responsible to the people too, not only to your party. The US, British & other countries can do it, why not us?

Malaysian should speak up more. Speak your mind out. Be constructive and not condemning. If you see flaws, address it, and propose a solution. Condemnation will not solve the problem. Ideas and actions upon ideas will solve the problem.

I'm not the ungrateful son who forgets the tire of his father (country) to give education and wealth to his son. I was the concerned and far-minded son who seeks visionary change in the way we interact with each other in every aspects (economically, racially & politically). After all, that's the reason in the first place for the government to send us out here; to bring back the expertise, visions and leadership capabilities to improve the country's well being.

Learn to be a problem solver than being a problem maker.

Have you cry for humanity? I did..

*The little girl in the video is very articulate isn't she? That's truly what she felt from deep down inside..

Israel attacks Gaza for about a week now and has killed to mount of 680 civilians including innocent children, women and men. Let us pray for their safety and that the world league can resort to a quick solution to end the war.

But for now, I hope that the people in Gaza would know that most of the world population is concern about their safety. It will help them to gain strength to find will to live, knowing that they are not alone in this world.

I cried many nights feeling their sufferings. For much of my might, that is the only thing that I can do now. What's your role in the current agenda?

Here are some latest photos from the current offense.