Month: July 2019

Book Review: Merantau Ke Deli (Hamka)

  Terlebih dahulu saya ingin menyatakan bahawa buku Merantau ke Deli karangan Hamka ini sarat dengan bunga bahasa yang indah, jalan penceritaan yang tenang walaupun hakikat gambaran penceritaannya sangat kacau dan yang utama sekali, buku ini penuh dengan pendidikan berumah tangga sesuai untuk mereka yang beristeri satu atau lebih. Kerana siapapun perempuan, bagaimanapun hinanya, buruk dan baiknya adalah kepandaian lelaki memegang, lain tidak. – Hamka Cerita ini berkisarkan kedua insan yang merantau ke Deli; Leman (orang Minangkabau) dan Poniem (orang Jawa). Poniem asalnya seorang perempuan simpanan mandur namun telah diajak berkahwin oleh Leman. Sebagai wanita yang banyak melalui liku kehidupan menjadi perempuan simpanan dan anak rantau, Poniem menasihati Leman agar berkira-kira dengan janji setianya dan memikirkan keputusannya untuk berkahwin dengan…

The Importance of Being Yourself

When we talk about being yourself, it may connote a different understanding if we were to say this to the elderly. The younger generation may however, perceive it differently. Recently, I witnessed how self-confidence is easily robbed in our society on a pre-text that one must listen to the elderly because they are older than us, because they underwent similar situations way before us. Oh, my! It’s not always necessarily true that you have to follow what other tells about yourselves. Here are some of the situations where you should choose to decide for yourselves. Be yourselves #1 when the situation gives you long-term happiness People come people go, but you will always be by yourselves even when nobody is…

Book Review: The Diary of A Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

The Diary of A Bookseller by Shaun Bythell was one of the books that I bought out of pure misinterpretation of what was written at the back of the book. I wanted to find something witty and it says it’s witty but turned out, I felt like I had stolen and read someone else’s diary. It is written in a diary form and ends with daily book orders and total sales made, something I myself took some time to compare number of orders to profit he makes daily. In here, Shaun Bythell bought a second-hand bookshop in his neighbourhood. Despite that, there are some good things I gained from it. Firstly, I adore the writer for keeping a diary for…

I Invented My Dream

Alhamdulillah. Perhaps that’s the only word worth saying for today’s achievement. Yes, I invented my dream. I had made the non-existence (within my paradigm) a reality today. Just look at the menu bar of this blog. I have added 3 more buttons and they’re all the dream I made come to reality as early as before 8 a.m. this morning. Voila! For many years, I had always been dreaming of having a website or at least an online entry form that is accessible from anywhere I am at for the purpose of keeping a clean, paperless record of the books I have read as well as those I had shortlisted to be my next read. I know some of you…

Sepotong Ayat Dari Al-Quran : Menyampaikan Amanat Kepada Yang Berhak & Berlaku Adil

Surah An-Nisa (4) : 58   إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُكُمْ أَنْ تُؤَدُّوا الْأَمَانَاتِ إِلَىٰ أَهْلِهَا وَإِذَا حَكَمْتُمْ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ أَنْ تَحْكُمُوا بِالْعَدْلِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ نِعِمَّا يَعِظُكُمْ بِهِ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ سَمِيعًا بَصِيرًا   Sesungguhnya Allah menyuruh kamu menyampaikan amanat kepada yang berhak menerimanya, dan (menyuruh kamu) apabila menetapkan hukum di antara manusia supaya kamu menetapkan dengan adil. Sesungguhnya Allah memberi pengajaran yang sebaik-baiknya kepadamu. Sesungguhnya Allah adalah Maha Mendengar lagi Maha Melihat.  

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