Thursday, May 31, 2007
They look cute aren't they? I just wonder how the mother porcupine must have felt when she delivered these baby porcupines... whether the sharp needle-like thorns hurt her or not.
Most probably it's just like mother hen's case. Her eggs are soft while they are still inside her, but once they come out, they harden and appear as eggs like we see in our everyday life.
(I got this picture from an e-mail sent by an acquaintance. So, regrettably, I don't know who the real owner of this picture is.)
I pity those unfortunate residents living in Kuala Lumpur. It's a heavy price to pay in the name of development.
I got this superimposed picture from an e-mail sent by an acquaintance.
Surprised, the daughter asked why. The mother said, "You might forgive him... I may not!"
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I suppose, intelligent is cleverer than clever.
१। हम दिल दे चुके सनम
ई'वे वात्चेद बोथ मोविएस ऎंड ई थिंक हे इस अ प्रोलिफिक दिरेक्टोर।
बोथ मोविएस मके यू क्रय ओवर थे हिरोइन'एस फटे (अच्तेद ब्य एश्वर्या रे)
ही हे हे ....हाउ'एस ठाट? ई'म जुस्त टेस्टिंग मय व्रितिंग इन हिंदी।
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
The Quran, suurah Al Kahfi , verse 46:
(translation done by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickhtall)
"Allah tasked not a soul beyond its scope. For it (is only) that which it hath earned, and against it (only) that which it has deserved...."
(translation by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickhtall)
27 : "But ah! thou soul at peace!"
28 : "Return unto thy Lord, content in His good pleasure!"
29 : "Enter thou among My bondmen!"
30 : "Enter thou My Garden!"
Sunday, May 27, 2007
When I was taking Physical Geography lessons years ago, I didn't pay much attention when my Geography teacher at Sekolah Menengah Dato Haji Hussein, old Mr M. Mahendran, taught the whole class about volcanoes.
Any how, I remember him talking about the two kinds of volcanic eruptions and lava flows.... The first one is called the 'pahoe- hoe' flow (like the ones found in Hawaii) and the second one is called the 'aah-aa' flow (like what happened to Mount St Helens, located somewhere in the west coast, in the northern part of the American continent.... or, as the history books wrote, the famous eruption of the 'Krakatoa' i.e. a volcano which is no longer existent in one of the Indonesian islands).
The conclusion that I made after hearing his lecture was that, it's better to have the pahoe-hoe flow rather than the aah-aa flow because it's not that 'dangerous'.... As I get much older I tend to associate anger with these two kinds of lava flow: the easy to handle kind of anger (the pahoe-hoe flow) and the volatile and disruptive kind (the aah-aa flow).
It's normal to get angry. Everybody gets angry once in a while. People get angry if things don't turn out as expected or things happen not up to their expectations. It's how one handles one's anger that makes a difference.
Some people vent out their anger and sadness by talking it out to friends or someone whom they can trust. It's good that we let the frustration go out in little packages. It's a lot less harmful when compared to keeping it all to oneself and the moment you can't keep it any longer...burst it out on innocent people (like what happened in the shoot out in one of the campuses in the USA last month).
When one feels angry, if you're standing up.... try to sit down. If one is standing up, try to lie down. If one still can't shake off the angry feeling, go and perform the ablution. Better still, take a good long bath. That's what my late Dad did each time my siblings and I got into a fight when we were small. He didn't ask what the matter was. The first question he always ask was that if we had taken a bath yet, which we answered in the negative.... So, following his orders, we paraded obediently to the bathroom and, since we were cool headed after that.... all the fighting was quietly resolved.
Syaitaan love to make mischief and cause agony to human beings. Iblis himself has asked permission from Allah SWT to sway us from the right path. He had vowed to bring us with him, the descendants of Adam a.s., to hell, which will be his (iblis') final abode. These mischievous unseen beings can travel through our blood system. When we get angry, our blood is pumped (and travels) faster in the blood system and hence we have a tendency to raise our hands and legs to hit out at others or to trigger the M16 or do things of the kind.
Knowing the history of the creation of mankind helps to put us in the correct state of mind. Better still, pardon all your enemies. You will live a more comfortable and easy life once you've done that. Ar Rasul SAW said it's not those who have a good physique that are considered strong but those can actually control their anger....
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Those who have been 'fortunate' enough to be struck by black magic and lived to tell can verify that black magic is for real and how terrible life can be. Husbands can be separated from wives. To others, the victims look normal, but in actual fact, he can only live like a zombie and see life floating away, wasted just like that....Worst of all, children of the victims of black magic suffer silently.
After years of suffering, I have only this to say....If one does not feel well, and medical doctors (even experts) one after another simply can't detect what's wrong with you....ahaaa......most probably, one has to revert to spiritual healing techniques.
Thanks to a caring friend, I was introduced to 'Manzil', a book arranged by Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakaria, published by Perniagaan Jahabersa (browse through http://www.jahabersa.com.my/ if you would like to get a copy of the book).
This Manzil is good for those under attack from black magic, disturbed by genies or problems of that sort. All you have to do is to recite with 'tawajjuh' all the selected verses of the Quran including the seven verses of the Quran known as the 'Munjiyat' ...and the 'Syifa' ' verses. Insya Allah, you'll finally and hopefully be able to see that at least there's a light at the end of the tunnel for all your woes....
Allah SWT has said that there's a cure for all kinds of diseases (except for death)...so never give up hope.
Friday, May 25, 2007
So, those who knew me by my old name are my old set of friends....and those who call me by my present name are those whom I knew post my US days...
My mother tongue is Pattani...so, from 'raimi', my siblings called me 'Reming'.....and that's how my blog got this name....