Sunday, 30 September 2007
Saturday, 29 September 2007
The man, whom the paper did not identify, ended his marriage on the grounds his wife was effectively alone with an unrelated man, which is forbidden under the strict Islamic law enforced in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the paper said.
Men in Saudi Arabia have the authority to divorce their wives without resort to the courts.
Friday, 28 September 2007
We have one close family friend (Proffessor Iskandar & family) that we knew since they moved to Oman n now has moved again to Al-Ain, UAE 2 months ago. We got the news that Prof has been admitted to hospital since 3 weeks ago. He had undergone three operations n now still in the recovery stage.
I still remembered during the last ramadhan when they are still here, his wife – Proffessor Jamaliah had her 2nd stroke. Now ‘kakak prof’ is still in the recovery process. She does looks healthy n eating well except that she can’t talk n walk. She’s on the wheel chair.
I can feel and imagine the feelings n situations that the whole family has to go thru. Luckily they have four sons that they can rely on. I have seen how those four brothers especially Udik n Uci really did a good job taking care of their mom n now their dad.
I pray to Allah n wish that Prof will recover soon n can celebrate the Eid. I also hope that everybody in the family will give support to each other n be very strong. Sesungguhnya segala yang berlaku itu ada hikmahnya.
Thursday, 27 September 2007
Yesterday had been my extremely busy day. I and my three dearest friends had ventured a ‘big’ project. We made cendol! Yes. Believe it or not.. we had succeeded with a full big basin of cendol.
At the same time we made kuih cara. We spend hours in the morning to make these two super delicious Malay delicacies. So yesterday was our best iftar.. ala-ala kedai mamak gitu.. We had kuetiaw kerang with my special cili jeruk n cendol, kuih cara for our desserts. Doesn’t that a good combination? Ehem…. nyam nyam..
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
It is really worth the efforts.. This kuetiaw will be my special dish for our Iftar tomorrow.
I also wish that he will soon find his life partner. Helloo anybody out there…. If you have sisters, cousins, friends who’s seeking for a life partner.. get to know my bro here. He’s a handsome n cheerful guy. Easy to get a long.. yang penting dia ni kerja gomen :)… (promo ni..)
Monday, 24 September 2007
Me : Hakeem.. u look fine today. You don’t have stuffy nose last night because Ayah put u that medicine.
Hakeem : Yes, I feel better.
Nabila : Hakeem, remember last night when Ayah trying to put that medicine into your nose n u cried? Tonight u don’t cry ok, coz I will hold ur hand. I will read a dora book for u. Ok Hakeem?
Hakeem : Ok kakak..
Hakeem : Mohammad is a bad guy. Just now he slapped my face.
Nabila : Are u sure Hakeem? Now u tell me.. r u telling lies or the truth? U better not lie..
Hakeem : Yes.. Mohammad slapped me at my face (showing his cheek to kakak)
Nabila : Let me see. Does it hurt u? Well.. next time Hakeem, when somebody hit u, u must tell ur teacher. What did u do just now?
Hakeem : I cried n tell Miss Debbie.
Nabila : Good Hakeem. Next time u must tell ur teacher if ur friends hit u. U must not cry. U are a strong boy.
Hakeem : Miss Debbie angry at Mohammad n put him at the thinking chair.
Sunday, 23 September 2007
Saturday, 22 September 2007
Friday, 21 September 2007
p/s: Masyaalah.. Allah S.W.T is so great. Dear brothers n sisters, we do surely be proud to be muslim.
Thursday, 20 September 2007
LONDON — A British woman who married a son of Osama bin Laden says the couple are divorcing because of opposition from his family, The Sun newspaper reported on Wednesday.
“Omar was told he shouldn’t be married to me, and there was a very good chance he would be taken to prison,” The Sun quoted her as saying. “Omar knew who it was on the phone, but he wouldn’t tell me. After the call he said he felt both our lives were in jeopardy.”
She could not be reached for comment Wednesday morning.
“People are opposed to my marriage because I am British. I wasn’t prepared to see the man I love die,” she was quoted as saying.
“It was a really, really good marriage, a strong marriage. But I cannot stand by and watch my beloved husband die before my very eyes.
The Sun quoted Omar bin Laden also as saying “this marriage is now over.” “I don’t want a divorce, but there are serious reasons for this breakup that I can’t talk about,” The Sun quoted him as saying. “I adore being with this woman. But we can’t stand up when the waves from the sea are coming to wipe us out.”
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Tuesday, 18 September 2007
This is why I started to learn how to make kuih melayu. It’s not easy though u have all the recipes. I bought all kind of recipes books, asking n begging recipes around from friends n digging the recipes from the internet, but still that can’t guarantee your kuih will turn out perfectly.
After 20 minutes, yeehaahh… it turned out perfectly. Now the top layer, I waited until 30 minutes.. but the top layer is still not firmed. I asked my hubby to help me to carry out the top steam pot as I wanted to fill up the water. You know what happen? He spilled out part of the top layer! Arghhhh.. and it spilled over his pants. He grumbled n complained about that. I don’t care man.. it’s my kuih that u had spilled out! That is more important in my life (well at that moment).
Monday, 17 September 2007
Petikan Hadis : Daripada Abdullah bin Amr bin 'ash r.a. berkata: Aku mendengar Rasulullah saw. bersabda, "Bahawasanya Allah swt. tidak mencabut (menghilangkan) akan ilmu itu dengan sekaligus dari (dada) manusia. Tetapi Allah swt. menghilangkan ilmu itu dengan mematikan alim ulama. Maka apabila sudah ditiadakan alim ulama, orang ramai akan memilih orang-orang yang jahil sebagai pemimpin mereka. Maka apabila pemimpin yang jahil itu ditanya, mereka akan berfatwa tanpa ilmu pengetahuan. Mereka sesat dan menyesatkan orang lain." Inilah yang berlaku di akhir zaman.
Secularists, including the powerful army, see the use of the headscarf at universities as a threat to the secular order. They accuse the newly re-elected AK Party, whose roots are in political Islam, of trying to undermine secularism, and the new constitution is seen as the next source of tension.
The draft constitution will be discussed by the party leadership on Wednesday and presented to the public in the next week, AK Party Deputy Chairman Dengir Mir Mehmet Firat told reporters on Sunday, declining to give details on the contents.
‘We have tried to create a constitution that will be accepted by all sectors of society,’ he said after three days of drafting by party members and academics at a country retreat.
Headscarves in mainly Muslim Turkey are banned in public buildings, universities and schools but some 60 percent of women cover their heads and the AK Party’s grassroots supporters want the ban lifted.
Erdogan’s wife wears the headscarf and his daughter studied in the United States where she was allowed to cover up. The wife of President Abdullah Gul—whose candidacy was opposed by the secularists—took Turkey to the European Court of Human Rights over the ban, while his daughter prompted controversy by wearing a headscarf at her graduation ceremony.
Plans to rewrite Turkey’s military era constitution were part of the AK Party’s manifesto for the July 22 parliamentary election, which it won with 47 percent of the vote. The party says the new draft will focus on individual freedom and improving democracy. It is also expected to weaken the powers of the army, which has pushed four governments from power since 1960.
Source: Khaleej Times
Sunday, 16 September 2007
So u can imagine started with a small house, surely with a small fridge. Every time when we went out for groceries, we normally buy foods for the whole week stock. That does not include all the ‘extra’ food for the kids – chocolate, ice cream, cheese, etc… I tried to squeeze in everything nicely in the fridge.
Now about the freezer… My top fridge freezer is not just for my fish n chicken. It is also for the supply that I brought back every year from Malaysia – daun kesum, bunga kantan, petai, ikan masin, daun pandan, daun kunyit, etc…. And after decided n plus minus all the consequences, we agree that we do need another freezer.
So after a few arguments we finally got it. But unfortunately the one that they delivered was dented. We insisted them to take it back n change to a new one. And here we go again, waiting n waiting for the replacement. After 3 days, a week, 2 weeks… still same reasons n excuses. It really got on my nerves. I straight away drove to the shop n asked my money back. And Yes! I got it..
That’s how I end up not having a freezer n the desire to have that has gone. Until last night, my friend Umi called me telling that our Bruneian friend, Layla wanted to sell her freezer (she’s moving back to UK). Well.. I was thinking, why not give a look at it.
This morning, I am the happiest person in the world. I got a freezer.. yeah… it is still good n I got it only for RO20.
Saturday, 15 September 2007
She indeed is so happy n never want to be separated from Gerthy. Everywhere she goes, Gerthy will always be with her. She is now in Reception class n so very excited about her new teacher n classroom. She has improved a lot in her reading n writing.
Now at home she will imitate whatever happened at school n did that to her brother. She is the teacher n poor Hakeem has always to follow whatever the big boss said. We do really enjoy looking at both of them.
Friday, 14 September 2007
Thursday, 13 September 2007
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
Very tired.. what a day.
Sunday, 9 September 2007
Lebih menghibakan, bapa Mazuin, Ramli Ismail, 54, yang tertekan dan menanggung aib akibat perbuatan bakal menantunya, terpaksa dikejarkan ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) pada malam persandingan kerana serangan jantung.Biarpun malu dan kecewa dengan tindakan tunangnya, keluarga Mazuin nekad meneruskan juga majlis persandingannya di Dewan Serbaguna Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Taman Ibu Kota, Gombak secara berseorangan sebagai menghormati tetamu yang dijemput sejak sebulan lalu.
“Siapa tidak sedih apabila memakai pakaian pengantin tetapi pengantin lelakinya tidak ada. Saya tidak tahu berapa ratus kali pada hari persandingan itu terpaksa menerangkan kepada hadirin yang bertanyakan mengenai pengantin lelaki,” katanya.
Ditanya mengapa tunangnya tidak muncul pada hari pernikahan dan perkahwinannya, Mazuin, jurujual sebuah butik di Menara Berkembar Petronas, berkata alasan diberikan tunangnya ialah gagal menyediakan wang hantaran berjumlah RM7,373.73
Kami (pihak perempuan) memanggil 700 tetamu, manakala pihak lelaki 500 (tetamu),” kata anak keempat daripada lapan beradik itu.Sementara itu, Ramli berkata, masalah dilihat berpunca daripada sikap ego bakal menantunya yang enggan menerima bantuan atau nasihat, sekalipun dia tidak mampu menjelaskan wang hantaran perkahwinan.
“Adakah meminta wang hantaran itu satu ‘dosa’? Malah, kami cuba berbincang secara baik jika dia tiada semua wang itu (RM7,373.73), dia boleh membayar separuh. Kalau tidak ada juga, bawa saja cek walaupun duit tidak ada dalam akaun, sekurang-kurangnya sebagai bukti pembayaran untuk ditunjukkan kepada kadi.“Adakah itu namanya menghina dan menjatuhkan maruahnya sehingga dia bertindak membatalkan perkahwinan?” tanya Ramli.
Menurutnya, berikutan terlalu terkejut, dia pengsan ketika bakal menantu dan keluarganya datang untuk memaklumkan mereka membatalkan perkahwinan dua hari sebelum hari akad nikah.“Bagaimanapun, sebaik saya pengsan, mereka bukan membantu, sebaliknya melarikan diri dengan bergegas pulang tanpa sebarang keputusan dibuat.“Pada hari akad nikah itu, saya nekadkan diri menunggu pada jam 4 petang lagi di Masjid Taman Sri Rampai berikutan temujanji dengan kadi selepas Asar.
“Harapan saya ketika itu, bakal menantu akan hadir, seterusnya saya menyuruh keluarga, termasuk Mazuin, membuat persiapan.“Bagaimanapun, kami menunggu sehingga jam 5.30 petang tetapi dia tidak muncul juga.“Malah, kadi yang sepatutnya menikahkan anak saya turut menitiskan air mata kerana kesedihan dan meminta semua dokumen berkaitan untuk diserahkan bagi urusan pendakwaan di JAWI (Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan),” katanya.
Berikutan terlalu sedih dan kecewa, Ramli diserang penyakit jantung pada malam hari persandingan dan terlantar di Unit Rawatan Rapi Jantung (CCU).“Ini kali pertama saya terkena serangan jantung. Sebelum ini cuma darah tinggi, tetapi mungkin terlalu tertekan dengan apa yang berlaku ke atas anak perempuan saya, jantung saya terasa macam dipicit pada malam persandingannya.“Ayah mana tidak sedih melihat anaknya bersanding seorang di atas pelamin,” katanya.
Saturday, 8 September 2007
And now again tonight, Kedah will play against Perak. I hope they will win tonight n I know they will. Pulun Kedah Pulun..