Month: June 2019

What Happens When I Decided to Read 5-pages of Book A Day

In 1996 (I’m not sure if the same statistics has been revised), the National Library of Malaysia came out with a statistics informing us that on average, every Malaysian reads on 6 pages a year! 6 pages, not books! Although I have always claimed that I am a bibliophile, I am a slow reader. Having said that, I stand a high chance to be one of those who only read 6 pages a year. I am in contact with a few other people whom I know love to read. Their speed seem too fast for me – like 2 books of some 300 pages each  a week. Having to run errands for both family and my personal needs, I cannot…

I am Not Sorry For Being The Mom I Am

Of late I sense my children are pretty up to their noses having to deal with me day and night. I was not happy for it either but sometimes, I gotta do what a mother gotta do. As such, my 13-year-old daughter is the one with the most tears in many new curfew I put on her. First incident happened early of the Hari Raya weeks when she went for an open house. Glad that a 13-year-old girl to have such an invitation, my husband granted her his permission before the remaining of family members decided to retire in bed for the afternoon nap. But her absence has done the entire house nothing but worry. When we woke up at…

Family Building is a Team Effort

At the time of writing this, my heart is steaming with someone I am not sure who. Just this morning when I had prepared a good meal for the entire family to sit together during lunch, one of my boys spoiled the perfect picture I had in mind by eating half of it all by himself. I was almost crying in disbelieve. What a demeanour! Well, it is never wrong to eat, let alone to enjoy a good meal, but to selfishly eat a large portion by himself is certainly NOT OKAY! NOT OKAY!     I did not scold him, but I had to do what I have to do, that is; telling him why it is not okay….

Sepotong Ayat Dari Al-Quran: Ingatlah Allah Sebanyak-banyaknya

Hari ni gambar dibawah di bawa keluar oleh Facebook. Somehow, setelah bertahun-tahun (almost 8 years, I think), saya pelajari bahawa apabila kita menulis di laman sosial, perkara yang baik untuk ditulis adalah perkara yang baik-baik kerana apa sahaja bentuk throwback yang dikeluarkan semula, sebenarnya adalah peringatan kepada kita tentang sikap dan akhlak lama kita. Jadi, hati-hatilah. Tulislah yang baik-baik sahaja. I decided to go raw today. So, saya tak taip, retype atau sebagainya. Hanya mengambil dari yang lama sahaja.  

Suamiku Bukan 5 Sen

Suamiku Bukan 5 Sen

  Aku baru sahaja, derhaka tatkala, sang suami mengutip kepingan syiling di lantai kamar.   Sekeping syiling 5 sen, yang kurasa tidak apa-apa itu, Allahu, aku baru sahaja derhaka kerana 5 sen.   Aku baru sahaja, derhaka tatkala, suamiku merendahkan kepalanya, lalu tunduk mengutip syiling yang kubiarkan sahaja.   Mengapa aku terlalu enteng, 5 sen bagiku mungkin tak penting, tapi mungkin untuk itu juga keringat suamiku dibanting.   Maafkan aku sayang, nilaimu bukan pada wang dan syiling, engkau bukan untukku yang biasa-biasa, usahamu bukan bagiku tidak ada apa-apa. Tapi jelas, aku malas. Maka engkau mungkin rasa tak dihargai, engkau mungkin rasa berkecil hati.   Maaf ya, sayang. aku baru sahaja derhaka.  

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