Saturday, August 4, 2012

Back To Big City – Kuala Lumpur

Back To Big City – Kuala Lumpur


Back To Big City – Kuala Lumpur

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 11:02 AM PDT

Back To Big City – Kuala Lumpur – 3 weeks of semester break has finally comes to an end. Life in Penang was so awesome with family and friends, as well as good food and good place and I just never felt enough with it. Well, life still has to go on, a new semester will be commencing next week and I have to get my mind back into the "interior design mode". Lot's of things are gonna be learned and work too.

Back to my little loft in Kuala Lumpur, to be exact – PJ. Hmm, this little small room is my entertainment, work, sleep place. I spent my whole night with cleaning up my room and watching Matrix Trilogy, and also Internet! So lazy to go out on the first night back here.

Anyway, gonna spend some time updating my blog this few days. =D Stay tuned. Good night everybodehhhh.


No Masks Please, We Are Human.

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 10:35 AM PDT

Life is already complex enough without the masks that people wear. Standing at the threshold of my sunset years, I look back and am quite shocked at how I have changed the most in the last one year or so. The time spent on deleting my Facebook posts made me realize that it was when I found myself that I became the strongest. Sometimes, silence is better than confrontation. It is better to have our head held high in dignity than to resort to confrontations.

I guess being Asian has something to do with saving or keeping 'face' till it is almost natural for many not to say what they really feel in their hearts. And so we stand on ceremony. But I don't and never did. What you see or read is exactly what I am. It has been that way for as long as I can remember.

In the journey we call life, I am sure many of us have experienced rude jolts to reality especially on the colorful side of people.

Why is it that so often, people are cruel?

Unkind?

Some take delight in striking out to hurt others either by accusations, silence or even what they think is a tour de force move? In their attempt to hurt others, it may only be years down the road that they realize the one they hurt the most is themselves.

Being a spontaneous person who says and writes what is exactly in my heart with no pretentiousness, it is extremely difficult for me to fathom the how's and why's of hypocrisy, insincerity and maliciousness.

However, I am glad for the way the years have added wisdom, insight and foresight in the way I see, perceive and anticipate people's moves. And then I retreat or detach myself mentally before they begin their assault. So when they do, the blow is but a gentle one. There have even been times when my counter-blow takes them by surprise.

There was a time when I thought genuine humans are a rarity but by a sweet twist of fate, some blog readers have restored in me faith in humanity.

In such a cold and cruel world, it is easy for idealists like me to become stoical and alien to feelings but thanks to guardian angels, I know when to step forward, when to do a mental retreat before pulling back completely when and if I realize that people are not who they project themselves to be.

I have given up trying to understand the psychological make-up of people or to compartmentalize them into various temperaments or categories in an attempt to make sense of what seems senseless - the things they do or don't do or the things they say or don't say. The halls of experience have enabled me to anticipate when hypocrisy or insincerity may strike again. Yet, I feel no bitterness, only thankfulness that they years have been kind to me for before calamity strikes, I have exited via the escape hatch.

So often, I wonder if all this is the product of modern society when people slowly detach themselves from their feelings/emotions/motivations and rationalize their irrational actions.

Could it be the product of the Photoshopping culture to make something appear more beautiful than what they see?

If only people would stop wearing masks to hide their real selves.

If only they stopped dichotomizing ideals from emotions and deeming the former as more important than the latter.

Perhaps then one would not be alienated from their true selves.

My teenage angst years were made easier by John Powell's books including "Why Am I Afraid to Love?" and "Why am I Afraid to tell You Who I Am?".  He is right. Fear is debilitating and stunts our growth.

Somehow, there are those who perceive honesty as a sign of weakness. Exposing their vulnerabilities might make them seem as though they are at the mercy of those who could see right through their souls.

I beg to differ.

Never have I been happier or emotionally stronger as I am today. I look back and cringe when I recall how emo/needy I used to be. Reaching this point of my life was not an easy process but with strong, steadfast and wise friends such as Angela and Linda, morphing into the new me has been relatively smooth but complicated journey.

The one who is in touch with himself/herself and dares to make a choice of how much to reveal instead weaving a web of deceit or hypocrisy stands to gain confidence, self-respect and be blessed with genuine friends for life.

Thank you to those of you who have extended a sincere hand of friendship via consistent emails and communication. Thank you for who you are, for blessing me with your nuggets of wisdom, even jokes, for the unexpected presents be it in the form of encouragement and emotional support, herbs, food, notes to touch base with me and so much more. The way you reached out to me and responded to my emails have reminded me that yes, there may be darkness in this world but once in a while, the light of sincerity shines through to steer me in the path of hope and more.

May we always be true to ourselves, what we say/do and to be kind to one another, expecting nothing in return and without using others for our personal gain. A tall order but definitely possible.

All it takes is the removal of masks and a little bit of love and kindness. God bless you.

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MASKS
Don't be fooled by the face I wear,
for I wear a thousand masks,

And none of them are me.

Don't be fooled, for goodness sake, don't be fooled.

Comedy/Tragedy Masks Pictures, Images and Photos

I give you the impression that I'm secure,
that confidence is my name and coolness is my game,

And that I need no one.

But don't believe me.

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Beneath dwells the real me in confusion, in aloneness, in fear.


That's why I create a mask to hide behind,
to shield me from the glance that knows,

But such a glance is precisely my salvation.


That is, if it's followed by acceptance, if it's followed by love.
It's the only thing that can liberate me from my own self-built prison walls.
I'm afraid that deep down I'm nothing and that I'm just no good,

And that you will reject me.

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And so begins the parade of masks.
I idly chatter to you.

I tell you everything that's really nothing and
Nothing of what's everything, of what's crying within me.



Please listen carefully and try to hear what I'm not saying.

I'd really like to be genuine and spontaneous, and me.

But you've got to help me.

You've got to hold out your hand.

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Each time you're kind and gentle, and encouraging,

Each time you try to understand because you really care,

My heart begins to grow wings, feeble wings, but wings.



With your sensitivity and sympathy, and your power of understanding,
You alone can release me from my shallow world of uncertainty.

It will not be easy for you.

The nearer you approach me, The blinder I may strike back.
Mask Pictures, Images and Photos

But I'm told that Love is stronger than strong walls,
And in this lies my only hope.
Please try to beat down these walls with firm hands
But gentle hands, for a child is very sensitive.


Who am I, you wonder.
I am every man you meet,

and also every woman that you meet,
And I am you, also.

-Author Unknown-


Pre-loved Halford Fliplite Stroller for Sale!!

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 10:13 AM PDT

Stroller raya!! Stroller Halford Fliplite untuk dijual!!

I'm letting go Adam's VERY NEW Halford Fliplite stroller. We have to let it go to give way to another stroller.

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Color: Scarlet

Condition: Almost perfect, bau kedai lagi.

(bought on 1 Aug 2012. Only used twice – that's about 5 hours altogether)

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Here's the features:

Here's what I have to say about Fliplite:

1.  Recommended from birth and up (4-position seat recline)

Adam's only 46 days when I bought it and he lies down well in it. The seat almost fully reclines, he looks comfortable in it. A bonus point for a low-priced umbrella stroller.

2. Five-point safety harness for maximum security

Padded straps. The shoulder straps are adjustable to suit your baby's height.

3. Umbrella fold

Very easy to fold. Took me just a few seconds to fold it and it automatically locks when folded so it's really handy.

4.  Carry handle for easy portability

Yes the handle really comes in handy when you want to stow the stroller in the car.

5.  Lockable, front swivel wheels

Makes it easier to maneuver on uneven surfaces.

6.   Shopping basket hold up to 3.5kgs

To me, the basket looks more 'firm' and neat than that of the Maclaren Quest. Not accessible when the seat is fully reclined, but it's almost always the case for umbrella strollers. Quite spacious though. It carries a medium bag quite comfortably.

 7.  Stroller Weight: 7.2kgs

That's light for a stroller! Really helps when you want to stow it into the car!

8.   Size guide

I think the size is well justified. As a guide, when folded, it fits a MyVi trunk just nicely. Doesn't fit a Satria Neo trunk but can be stowed into the back seat vertically. It's quite a hassle with a 2-door car but it's still tolerable for me hehe. If you a sedan you should have ample space in the trunk for this stroller.

9.   One-year Warranty

The stroller comes with a one-year warranty. So technically by the time this entry is posted, there's still 361 days to it! Warranty card is provided.

10.  Price

Letting go at RM280. Street price is RM399. Some online shops are selling Halford Fliplite at RM320  so I guess RM280 is really a great bargain since it has only been used twice, with total 'working' time of only five hours!! Who knows this could be rezeki Ramadhan for your child. :)

INTERESTED?

Drop me an e-mail at wahida.yaakub@gmail.com or PM me on Facebook (Wahida Yaakub). Self pick-up Ampang / Cheras / Kg Pandan area.


Cepat-cepat siapa pantas dia dapat!! :D


Disabled By The Able-Bodied

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 09:00 AM PDT

WEEKEND VIEW #2: 

 

Hi all, here is a terrific column by senior editor of The Star June HL Wong on disability. What's even more incredible about her - which she didn't mention - is that this amazing woman is the one who got me started with Wheel Power in the first place!



Read on folks, . . .  

 

Wednesday August 1, 2012

Disabled by the abled

So Aunty, So What?By JUNE H.L. WONG


Marshanda Tetap Berpuasa Sekalipun Hamil

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 10:15 AM PDT

Mula mendirikan rumah tangga dengan pengacara televisyen, Ben Kasyafani pada 2 April tahun lalu, penyanyi dan aktres terkenal Indonesia, Marshanda pastinya merasakan kedatangan bulan puasa tahun ini lebih istimewa.

Mana tidaknya, kali kedua beraya dengan memegang status isteri dan kini bakal bergelar ibu tentunya menjadikan pengalaman puasa bintang sinetron ini berbeza.

Buat pertama kalinya, aktres berusia 23 tahun ini menjalani puasa di bulan Ramadan dalam keadaan sedang hamil.

Bersyukur dapat merasai pengalaman tersebut, wanita yang mesra disapa Chacha ini tidak mahu terlepas daripada merebut ganjaran sepanjang bulan yang penuh keberkatan ini.

Menurutnya, usia kandungannya dua bulan tidak menjadi halangan buatnya meneruskan ibadah puasa.

"Alhamdulillah, sungguhpun hamil namun ia tidak menghalang saya untuk meneruskan ibadah puasa. Tambahan pula, usia kandungan baru sahaja memasuki bulan kedua, jadi saya masih kuat untuk terus berpuasa.

"Lagi pula, puasa di bulan Ramadan merupakan perkara wajib yang perlu dilakukan oleh setiap umat Islam. Saya juga ada meminta nasihat doktor mengenainya, dan doktor tidak melarang saya terus berpuasa," katanya yang teruja menjalani ibadah rukun Islam ketiga itu dalam keadaan hamil.

Kawal makan

Mengulas mengenai kehamilannya, bintang sinetron Sejuta Cinta Marshanda ini mengakui sedikit risau melihat tabiat pemakanannya yang kini berubah.

Akui berat badan sedikit bertambah, Chacha menganggap ibadah puasanya ini menjadi salah satu sebab untuk membantunya mengawal makan.

"Kebelakangan ini, nafsu makan saya semakin melonjak berbanding kebiasaan. Baru sahaja hamil dua bulan, berat badan saya sudah naik empat kilogram.

"Jadi, saya rasakan inilah waktu terbaik untuk saya menjaga makan dengan berpuasa. Saya tidak dapat bayangkan jika usia kandungan saya bertambah, entah bagaimana bentuk badan saya nanti," ujarnya.

Meskipun begitu, anak kelahiran Jakarta ini masih lagi menitik beratkan kesihatan kandungan dalam perutnya.

"Jika boleh saya memang berhasrat dapat berpuasa sebulan, tetapi saya tidak mahu tindakan saya nanti memberi kesan kepada anak dalam kandungan.

"Malah, doktor juga memberitahu supaya makan jika tidak kuat untuk terus berpuasa. Jika larat saya akan teruskan tetapi jika tidak, saya tidak akan paksa badan," katanya yang masih menerima banyak tawaran sepanjang bulan Ramadan.

Suami beri dorongan

Bersyukur dikurniakan suami seperti Ben, wanita yang membuat keputusan mengenakan tudung sejak Ogos 2010 ini berkata, suaminya itu tidak kisah dengan keputusannya untuk berpuasa.

Bagaimanapun, menurut Chacha, Ben masih mengingatkannya supaya menjaga kesihatan kandungannya itu.

"Ben memahami hasrat saya yang cuba menjalankan ibadah puasa. Meskipun begitu, dia menasihati saya supaya mengambil makanan yang secukupnya ketika sahur dan berbuka.

"Dia sering mengingatkan saya supaya memikirkan kandungan memandangkan ini anak sulung kami," katanya yang bertindak mengurangkan aktiviti lakonannya sepanjang tempoh kehamilan.

Menyentuh mengenai kerjayanya, Chacha berkata, dia tidak menolak jika menerima undangan nyanyian.

"Sejak hamil, saya lebih banyak terima undangan nyanyian tidak kiralah secara langsung ataupun rakaman. Tetapi kini saya mahu kurangkan aktiviti berlakon yang banyak memakan masa ketika penggambaran," ujarnya lagi.

Seperti kebanyakan perempuan hamil yang lain, Chacha juga tidak terkecuali daripada mengidam makanan.

Malah, katanya dia juga lebih malas untuk bergerak dan sering tidur.

"Syukurlah suami begitu memahami dan menurut sahaja kehendak saya. Kadangkala, dia ada juga mengurut badan saya yang kebelakangan ini sering lenguh-lenguh," kata pelakon Benci Bilang Cinta ini. -SH


PROFIL

Nama sebenar: Andriani Marshanda

Nama komersial: Marshanda atau Chacha

Tarikh lahir: 10 Ogos 1989

Tempat lahir: Jakarta, Indonesia

Kerjaya: Pelakon, penyanyi, model, pengacara

Nama suami: Ben Kasyafani



Time To Clean Up

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 07:47 AM PDT

It has been a very long day for me, thanks to Facebook. For some time now, I have been quite dormant in Facebook. In fact, last week,, I did not not log in at all and even missed Linda's birthday! And when I finally logged in, I discovered to my horror that FB had already converted my page to Timeline. I started cleaning up m stuff a few months ago but slackened so the past few days have been spent deleting or minimising my past posts to only me and hiding it from my Timeline. Having been on FB since June 2007, it has been a long journey to wipe clean my slate and I have only a few more months to clean up before I am done. The only reason why I still maintain my account is to keep in touch with my former students and friends. Hence, I have not had the time to write anything today until now. If you have not cleaned up your Timeline, it is advisable to do so for many reasons as explained in IT sites.

Like many other FB users, I am very annoyed that they changed it without my consent and only gave me seven days to clean up my timeline.

Just the other day, another friend felt that FB will go the same direction as Friendster. I would not be surprised if this were to happen.

Of course some argue that there is such a thing as settings but then, it is a pain to adjust the settings for every single post. Even deleting the posts is a time-consuming process because when you click DELETE, another pop-up window asks, "Are you sure you want to delete this post?" and then you have to click YES, wait for the window to reload and continue.

The lack of respect for customers' feelings/preferences/wishes has always been an Achilles' heel for big corporations. Recent reports indicate that the Timeline will be rolled out to most members by fall.

As for me, I regard Twitter as the safest social media at the moment. Messages are brief and achieve the aim of the message without trimmings. In fact, I only read twitter headlines now rather than reading almost every single news item of major portals like I used to.

Take care and do the needful. Next post will be coming up after 45 minutes (I hope).


Sistem pengurusan hartanah Bumiputera yang telus dan cekap

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 07:44 AM PDT

Saya selaku ADUN Kampung Tunku dengan ini menyampaikan satu pemberitahu untuk memohon kebenaran ucapan penangguhan mesyuarat akhir persidangan di bawah Peraturan Tetap 16(2) pada 12 Julai 2012, di mana isi kandungan ucapan adalah seperti yang berikut:"Kerajaan Selangor harus menetapkan satu sistem pemindahan hartanah lot Bumiputera yang telus dan efektif supaya pembeli rumah Bumiputera tidak


雪兰莪州政府应拟定一个透明和有效的土著产业转让系统,好让购买土著产业者能够避免在过于严格的规定所导致的麻烦。

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 07:44 AM PDT

雪兰莪州政府应拟定一个透明和有效的土著产业转让系统,好让购买土著产业者能够避免在过于严格的规定所导致的麻烦。本人最近接获两宗投诉就是很好的例子。这两宗投诉都是来自由Syarikat Perantara Properties有限公司发展Kelana D'Putera公寓。第一宗投诉是一名年老的土著屋主想要将他的公寓单位卖给一个求学时期就认识的好朋友却因为这间公寓单位是土著固大单位而无法进行转让手续。第二宗投诉则是一个非土著屋主遭发展商误导而不小心卖了一间土著固大单位。当他打算卖有关公寓单位给另一个非土著但因为无法进行转让手续而作罢。在这两宗事件上,除非得到雪州政府的批准,原屋主是不可以售卖他们的土著固大单位。在这漫长的申请转让批准的程序相当耗时而且对买卖双方没有任何好处。很明显的,现有的产业转让系统出现漏洞,有人为了个人利益将规则操作在自己的手上。雪州政府应设法解决这个问题。举例,


Project AnnaKate’s Nursery (Round 2)

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 05:30 AM PDT

The creative part of me has kicked in yesterday to paint a simple canvas art for Annakate's nursery. For one, buying a cute and lovely wall decor (canvas art) will cost at least $25 and above. Thus, I decided to DIY it.

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me painting

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What do you think?

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That will be going up on the wall of my little one's nursery. :)


Tiada Paksaan - Pilihan Di Tangan Anda!

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 07:52 AM PDT











BUKANKAH IA CUKUP JELAS DAN CUKUP NYATA?

MAKA PILIHAN KINI DI TANGAN ANDA!



Panthay (Myanmar Chinese Muslim) Masjid in Myitkyina

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 04:04 AM PDT

 

ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းသူ

ေမး။    ။ မြတ္စ္လင္မ္ေတြရဲ့ ဗလီေက်ာင္းေတြထဲမွာ ဘာေတြ ရိွလဲ။ ျပီးေတာ့ ဗလီကေန ေန႔တိုင္း ဘာသံေတြ   ေအာ္ေနၾကတာလဲ။ ဘာေတြလုပ္ၾကသလဲ။ ဗလီထဲကို ဘာသာျခားေတြ ဝင္လို႔ တက္လို႔ရလား။

ေျဖ။     ။
(၁) အဓိပၸါယ္
"ဗလီ"ဟာ ပါရွန္ ဖါရစီစကားျဖစ္ျပီး အရဗီလိုဆိုရင္ေတာ့ "မ(တ္)စ္ဂ်ိဒ္" ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ တိုက္ရိုက္ အဓိပၸါယ္က ေတာ့ "အမိန္႔နာခံတဲ့ ေနရာ"ပါ။ ကိုးကြယ္ရာ အႏိႈင္းမဲ့ အလႅာဟ္ကို နာခံဝတ္ျပဳကိုးကြယ္တဲ့ ေနရာပါ။

မေမးလည္းေျဖ(၈)- ဗလီဝတ္ ေက်ာင္းေတာ္ႏွင့္ ဝတ္တက္ႏႈိးေဆာ္သံ ဆိုတာ ဘာလဲ? from MMSY

(၂) ဗလီဝတ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္ထဲမွာ
ပင္မဝတ္ျပဳေဆာင္၊ အမ်ိဳးသမီးသီးသန္႔ဝတ္ျပဳေဆာင္၊ ဝတ္တက္ႏိႈးေဆာ္စင္(မင္နရက္)၊ ဝတ္မျပဳမွီ ကိုယ္လက္သန္႔စင္(ဝႆူ)ကန္၊ က်မ္းစာႏွင့္ ယဥ္ေက်းလိမၼာ စာသင္ေက်ာင္း၊ ဝတ္ျပဳ ေရွ႕ေဆာင္ ဆရာ(အီမာန္)ႏွင့္ နိဗၺာန္ေဆာ္(မုအ္ဇင္) မိသားစုတို႔အတြက္ အိမ္(သို႔)အခန္း၊ နာေရးအတြက္ ထမ္းစင္ႏွင့္ နိဗၺာန္ယာဥ္(အခ်ိဳ႕ျမိဳ႕ရြာမ်ားတြင္ေတာ့ ရန္ပုံေငြအခက္အခဲအရ မရိွပါ)တို႔ ရိွၾကပါတယ္။

(၃) ဝတ္တက္ႏိႈးေဆာ္သံ
ဝတ္တက္ႏိႈးေဆာ္စင္မွ နိဗၺာန္ေဆာ္က ေက်ာင္းေတာ္သို႔လာေရာက္ဝတ္ျပဳၾကရန္ တစ္ေန႔လွ်င္ ငါးၾကိမ္ ႏိႈးေဆာ္ ပါသည္။ ႏိႈးေဆာ္သံမွာ – ျမတ္ရွင္အလႅာဟ္သည္ အၾကီးျမတ္ဆုံး ျဖစ္ပါသည္(၄ၾကိမ္)၊ ျမတ္ရွင္အလႅာဟ္မွအပ ကိုးကြယ္ရာ မရိွေၾကာင္း သက္ေသခံပါ၏(၂ၾကိမ္)၊ မုဟမၼဒ္သခင္သည္ ျမတ္ရွင္အလႅာဟ္၏ တမန္ေတာ္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သက္ေသခံပါ၏(၂ၾကိမ္)၊ ဝတ္ျပဳရန္ လာေရာက္ၾကေလာ့(၂ၾကိမ္)၊ ေအာင္ျမင္မႈဆီသို႔ လာေရာက္ၾကေလာ့(၂ၾကိမ္)၊ ျမတ္ရွင္အလႅာဟ္သည္ အၾကီးျမတ္ဆုံး ျဖစ္ပါသည္(၂ၾကိမ္)ႏွင့္ ျမတ္ရွင္ အလႅာဟ္မွအပ ကိုးကြယ္ရာ မရိွပါ(၁ၾကိမ္)တို႔ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ျမိဳ႕ရြာမ်ားတြင္ ၎ႏိႈးေဆာ္သံ ပ့်ံလြင့္ၾကားရျခင္းျဖင့္ မေကာင္းဆိုးဝါးႏွင့္ မာရ္နတ္(ရိႈက္တြာန္)မ်ားရန္မွ ကင္းေဝးျပီး မဂၤလာအျဖာျဖာက်ေရာက္ေၾကာင္း သြန္သင္ထားပါသည္။

(၄) ဝတ္ျပဳေဆာင္

ပင္မဝတ္ျပဳေဆာင္တြင္ တရားေဟာစင္ျမင့္(မင္န္ဗရ္) တစ္ခုရိွျပီး ေရွ႕ေဆာင္ဆရာမွ ထိုစင္ျမင့္ထက္မွေန၍ ေသာၾကာေန႔တိုင္းႏွင့္ က်န္ေန႔မ်ားတြင္ အခါအားေလ်ာ္စြာ တရားေဟာဆုံးမစကားေျပာပါသည္။ ဝတ္ျပဳေဆာင္ မ်ားမွာ အခန္းလြတ္မ်ားျဖစ္ၾကျပီး ေရွ႕ေဆာင္ေနာက္မွ လိုက္၍ လူစုလူေဝးျဖင့္ဝတ္ျပဳၾကရန္အတြက္ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ဝတ္ျပဳမႈမွာ ကုရ္အာန္က်မ္းျမတ္ပါ ပါဒေတာ္မ်ား ရြတ္ဖတ္သရဇၨယ္ျခင္း၊ ဆုေတာင္းျခင္း၊ ဂုဏ္ေတာ္တသျခင္းႏွင့္ ေမတၱာပို႔သျခင္းမ်ား ကို ရပ္ျခင္း၊ ဦးညြတ္ျခင္း၊ ထိုင္ျခင္းႏွင့္ ဦးခ်ျခင္းအေနအထားမ်ားျဖင့္ ျပဳျခင္း ျဖစ္သည္။ ပုံမွန္ေန႔စဥ္ ငါးၾကိမ္စုေဝး ဝတ္ျပဳျခင္းအျပင္ ဝတ္ျပဳေဆာင္မ်ားတြင္ တစ္ဦးခ်င္းအလိုက္ ေသာ္လည္းေကာင္း၊ အုပ္စုလိုက္ေသာ္လည္းေကာင္း တရားေဆြးေႏြးျခင္း၊ က်မ္းစာမ်ားဖတ္ရႈျခင္း၊ ဂုဏ္ေတာ္တသျခင္း၊ တရားဆင္ျခင္ျခင္းႏွင့္ ထိုင္ျခင္း (မုရာကဗာ)၊ ရမဒြန္ဥပုသ္လျမတ္တြင္ တရားစခန္းဝင္ျခင္း(အိသိကားဖ္)တို႕ကိုလည္း ျပဳလုပ္ၾကပါသည္။ ဝတ္ျပဳေဆာင္ထဲတြင္ ကုရ္အာန္က်မ္းလာ ပါဒေတာ္မ်ားႏွင့္ တမန္ေတာ္ျမတ္၏ ဆုံးမစကားမ်ားကို ခ်ိတ္ဆြဲထားေလ့ရိွသည္။ ကုရ္အာန္က်မ္းေတာ္ျမတ္ႏွင့္ ဆုံးမစာမ်ားကိုလည္း ဝတ္ျပဳသူတို႔ ဖတ္မွတ္ႏိုင္ရန္ စာအုပ္ဗီရိုမ်ားျဖင့္ စီစဥ္ထားေပးသည္။

(၅) ဝတ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္ထဲတြင္
သာေရးနာေရးကိစၥမ်ားျဖစ္ေသာ ေသဆုံးသူအတြက္ ဝတ္ျပဳဆုေတာင္းေပးျခင္း၊ လူမႈအေရးကိစၥမ်ားႏွင့္ပတ္သက္ျပီး အစၥလာမ့္ဓမၼသတ္မွဴးမ်ားမွ ဆုံးျဖတ္မႈမ်ားေပးျခင္းႏွင့္ ေစ့စပ္ေၾကာင္းလမ္းထိမ္းျမားျခင္း၊ ေန႔ထူးညျမတ္မ်ားႏွင့္ ရမဒြန္ဥပုသ္လျမတ္တြင္ အလွဴအတန္းမ်ားလုပ္ျခင္း စသည္တို႔ကိုလည္း ျပဳလုပ္ပါသည္။ အခ်ိဳ႕ဝတ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္မ်ားတြင္ လူမႈဖြံ႕ျဖိဳးေရးအတြက္ စာၾကည့္တိုက္ႏွင့္ ေဆးခန္းမ်ားတြဲဖက္ ဖြင့္ထားျခင္း မ်ိဳးလည္းရိွပါသည္။

(၆) ဗလီဝတ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္မ်ားႏွင့္ ဘာသာျခားညီေနာင္မ်ား

အစၥလာမ့္သင္ၾကားမႈအရ ဟဂ်္ဘုရားဖူးရန္အတြက္ သီးသန္႔ျဖစ္ေသာ ကာဘာေက်ာင္းေတာ္(ျမင့္ျမတ္မႈအရ သာလြန္ေသာ္လည္း က်န္ဝတ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္မ်ားနည္းတူ အခန္းလြတ္ပင္ျဖစ္သည္)မွအပ က်န္ဝတ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္မ်ား အားလုံးကို ဘာသာျခားညီေနာင္မ်ားအေနျဖင့္ ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္ေကာင္း(ဥပမာ- ဝတ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္ႏွင့္ ဝတ္ျပဳမႈကို သိလို ေလ့လာလိုျခင္းမ်ိဳး)ျဖင့္ ဝင္ေရာက္ႏိုင္ပါသည္။ ဘာသာတရားတိုင္း လိုလိုတြင္ ဝတ္ျပဳကိုးကြယ္မႈဆိုင္ရာ ထြဋ္ျမတ္အေဆာက္အဦးမ်ားႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ ရိုေသမႈ စည္းမ်ဥ္းမ်ား ရိွၾကပါသည္။ အစၥလာမ္တြင္လည္း ဗလီဝတ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္မ်ားႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ ရိုေသမႈဆိုင္ရာ စည္းမ်ား(ဥပမာ- အစၥလာမ့္တရားေတာ္က သတ္မွတ္ထားသည့္ ကိုယ္သန္႔စင္မႈရိွျခင္း၊ ဟီရိၾသတပၸႏွင့္အညီ လုံျခဳံစြာ ဝတ္ဆင္ထားျခင္း၊ အမ်ိဳးသားႏွင့္ အမ်ိဳးသမီး မေရာယွက္ျခင္းစသည္တို႔)ရိွပါသည္။ ထိုစည္းမ်ားကို လိုက္နာႏိုင္ေသာ ဘာသာျခားမိတ္ေဆြမ်ားအေနျဖင့္ မိမိညီေနာင္ မြတ္စ္လင္မ္ႏွင့္အတူ ဝတ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္မ်ားသို႔ ေလ့လာဝင္ေရာက္ႏိုင္ပါသည္။ တမန္ေတာ္ျမတ္မုဟမၼဒ္သခင္ သက္ေတာ္ထင္ရွားရိွစဥ္ ခရစ္ယာန္ သံအဖြဲ႕လာေရာက္စဥ္ ဂုဏ္ေပးလက္ခံေတြ႕ဆုံခဲ့ျပီး တမန္ေတာ္ျမတ္ ဝတ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္ထဲသုိ႔ ဝင္ေရာက္ခြင့္ေပးခဲ့ေပသည္။ အိႏိၵယႏိုင္ငံ၏ လြတ္လပ္ေရးဖခင္ ဟိႏၵဴဘာသာဝင္ ဂႏၵီၾကီးမွာ အစၥလာမ့္အလင္းျပပုဂၢိဳလ္ၾကီး မုဟမၼဒ္သခင္ကို ေလးစားလို႔ပါဟုဆိုကာ သဖက္ပိုင္းေလးကို ပုခုံးတစ္ဖက္ တင္ကာ ဗလီဝတ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္မ်ားတြင္ ရံဖန္ရံခါ လာေရာက္ထိုင္ေနတတ္သည္ကို သမိုင္းစိတ္ဝင္စားသူတိုင္း ေလ့လာဖူးလိမ့္မည္။ ယေန႔သတင္းစာမ်က္ႏွာမ်ားတြင္လည္း ဘာသာျခား ႏိုင္ငံေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားႏွင့္ ဘာသာေရးေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ား မြတ္စ္လင္မ္အမ်ားစုရိွရာ ႏိုင္ငံမ်ားသို႔  ခ်စ္ၾကည္ေရးခရီးလာေရာက္စဥ္ ဗလီ ဝတ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္မ်ားသို႔ သြားေရာက္သည္ကို ေတြ႕ေနရေပသည္။

 

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သီေပါမင္းႏွင့္မိဖုရားတို႔၏ အရိုးအိုးျပန္လည္သယ္ယူေရး

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 03:14 AM PDT

အိႏၵိယႏိုင္ငံ ရတနာဂီရိရွိ သီေပါမင္းႏွင့္မိဖုရားတို႔၏ အရိုးအိုးျပန္လည္သယ္ယူေရးကိစၥႏွင့္ပတ္သက္ၿပီး သီေပါမင္း၏ေျမးေတာ္ ေတာ္ဘုရားကေလးမိသားစုက သီေပါမင္းအႏြယ္ေတာ္မ်ားအသံုးျပဳသည့္ေဒါင္းတံဆိပ္ေတာ္ျဖင့္ သေဘာထားေၾကျငာခ်က္တစ္ရပ္ကို ၾသဂုတ္ ၃ ရက္ ရက္စြဲျဖင့္ထုတ္ျပန္ထားသည္။ ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္အျပည့္အစံုမွာ ပူးတြဲပါအတိုင္းျဖစ္သည္။ SOURCE: 7Day News Journal


George Kent Hanya Dapat 8.7 Drp 30 Markah Keseluruhan Bagi Penilaian Kewangan

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 05:14 AM PDT

Petaling Jaya: Konsortiun George Kent-Lion Pacific didakwa mengeluarkan kenyataan palsu berhubung kelulusan penilaian teknikal dan kewangan dalam bidaan projek tambahan sistem LRT-Ampang.

Pengarah Strategi PKR Rafizi Ramli sebaliknya berkata, konsortium tersebut sebenarnya gagal dan hanya mendapat 8.7 daripada 30 markah keseluruhan bagi penilaian kewangan.

Perkara itu didedahkan Rafizi melalui satu salinan surat yang dikemukakan Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan Prasarana Datuk Shahril Mokhtar kepada Kementerian Kewangan.

Dalam surat bertarikh 20 Januari itu, Shahril melaporkan ringkasan penilaian keseluruhan bidaan (penilaian teknikal, penilaian kewangan dan pematuhan kepada syarat-syarat kontrak) bersama-sama cadangan lantikan untuk diluluskan Kementerian Kewangan.

Menurut laporan tersebut, berdasarkan lapan calon pembida, Konsortium George Kent juga didapati tidak memenuhi syarat kontrak, namun membuat permohonan agar beberapa syarat seperti "bayaran ganti rugi kerosakan akibat gangguan" (Agreed Disruption Damages) disemak kembali.

Manakala dari segi teknikal, laporan tersebut menyatakan George Kent berada di tempat ketiga tercorot dalam penilaian teknikal dengan 38.62 daripada 70 markah keseluruhan.

Malah laporan Perunding Halcrow dengan secara jelas menyatakan bahawa ia tidak yakin Konsortium George Kent boleh melaksanakan projek itu.

Bidaan itu dibuat melalui Konsortium George Kent-Lion Pacific yang turut melibatkan syarikat-syarikat Wijet dan Thales dari luar negara.

"Kesemua fakta ini adalah fakta yang sah dan diangkat ke peringkat tertinggi Jawatankuasa Perolehan Menteri Kewangan yang dipengerusikan Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak sendiri," katanya dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.

Rafizi berkata, pembohongan yang dibuat Pengarah Eksekutif George Kent, Ir Dr Cheong Thiam Fook ini dibuat dengan tujuan untuk mengaburi mata rakyat Malaysia.

Malah, katanya ia menghina semua prosedur yang digunapakai di dalam sistem perolehan negara seolah-olah ia tidak berfungsi dan berkesan sehingga ia langsung tidak dihormati oleh pembida.

`Lesen besar'

Lebih merunsingkan, katanya ia membayangkan 'lesen besar' yang dipunyai oleh George Kent untuk membuat kenyataan yang sewenang-wenangnya membelakangkan keputusan Kumpulan Prasarana.

"Konsortium George Kent dan rakan-rakan karib mereka dalam pentadbiran Umno/Barisan Nasional (BN) percaya dengan propaganda media yang berterusan, mereka dapat meyakinkan rakyat bahawa tidak ada unsur rasuah dan penyelewengan Najib dalam memastikan konsortium itu mendapat kontrak," katanya.

Disebabkan itu, beliau berkata kemampuan Prasarana kini mungkin diragui bagi memantau dan memastikan George Kent akan mematuhi semua syarat dan jadual kerja seperti yang dipersetujui, apabila belum pun kerja bermula George Kent dengan bongkaknya membohongi keputusan bidaan yang diangkat Prasarana.

"Saya yakin kebongkakan George Kent ini berpunca dari sokongan padu Najib kepada syarikat itu.

"George Kent tahu mereka kini sudah kebal dari undang-undang kerana dilindungi sepenuhnya oleh Perdana Menteri, sebab itulah mereka tidak segan silu berbohong walaupun ada fakta dan bukti yang sahih," katanya.

Cheong dalam kenyataannya semalam menafikan pihaknya gagal dalam penilaian teknikal sebelum dianugerahkan projek tersebut yang bernilai RM1.1 bilion, malah yakin dapat menyiapkannya dalam masa yang ditetapkan. -FMT

Buktikan Mengapa George Kent Layak Laksana Projek LRT

SHAH ALAM 3 OGOS : Kerajaan dan Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (Prasarana) perlu memberikan penjelasan kepada rakyat bahawa George Kent adalah "konsortium terbaik" daripada segi harga dan kepakaran teknikal, berbanding syarikat itu sendiri yang membuat kenyataan.

Ahli Parlimen Petaling Jaya Utara, Tony Pua berkata Prasarana perlu menunjukkan dokumen berkenaan dengan projek pembinaan tambahan LRT Ampang dengan membuktikan mengapa konsortium George Kent patut mendapat kontrak tersebut.

Prasarana pada Selasa lalu mengumumkan bahawa George Kent-Lion Pacific (GKLP-JV) berjaya mendapat kontrak tersebut yang bernilai RM956 juta.

Sebelum ini, Pengarah Strategi PKR, Rafizi Ramli berulang kali mendakwa bahawa Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak campur tangan dalam pembidaan tender tersebut.

Penganugerahan kontrak itu juga dakwa dimiliki oleh "kawan rapat" Perdana Menteri, dan mendapat markah terendah penilaian teknikal dan komersial dalam projek tersebut.

"Beban dari segala persoalan ini kepada kerajaan persekutuan untuk membuktikan bahawa tidak ada salah guna kuasa dalam penganugerahan tender kepada George Kent," kata Pua dalam kenyataannya hari ini.

Jelas beliau lagi, tindakan terbaik untuk kerajaan menghapuskan segala tuduhan terhadap kronisme ini ialah dengan menunjukkan segala dokumen dalam penganugerahan projek ini.

Ia dari dokumen tender hingga penyerahan projek, kepada kertas penilaian yang diaturkan oleh Prasarana dan panel konsultan serta minit mesyuarat dalam membuat keputusan yang dibuat oleh Kementerian Kewangan berkenaan dengan penganugerahan projek ini.

"Dengan mendedahkan dokumen ini, barulah sejajar dengan apa yang perdana menteri katakan dengan Program Transformasi Kerajaan (GTP) yang diketuai oleh Unit Pengurusan Prestasi dan Perlaksanaan (PEMANDU), yang mahu ketelusan dan akauntabiliti dalam pentadbiran dan perolehan projek kerajaan," ujar Tony.

Tambah Tony, kajian PEMANDU sendiri semasa GTP Roadmap 2010 menunjukkan "71 peratus dari korporat tidak ada ketelusan dan keterbukaan dalam penganugerahan kontrak dari kerajaan".

George Kent semalam mengeluarkan kenyataan berkata GKLP-JV gagal dalam penilaian teknikal dan komersial sebagai "tidak berasas".

Syarikat itu mendakwa menguruskan banyak syarikat pembinaan yang melibatkan mekanikal kompleks dan kejuruteraan di Malaysia dan luar negara.

Ia juga mengatakan berjaya membina projek dalam masa dan bajet yang tepat, antaranya projek RM100 juta dan merekabentuk hospital Kuala Lipis.

George Kent juga berkata syarikat itu juga akan mengetuai projek LRT Ampang ini, bersama-sama Tewet GmbH, iaitu sebuah syarikat yang telah mempunyai pengalaman dengan membina lebih 400 projek serupa di seluruh dunia.

Sebelum ini,Rafizi menyeru kerajaan untuk menubuhkan Suruhanjaya Diraja (RCI) untuk mendedahkan penganugerahan projek tambahan LRT Ampang.
-selangorku




Merdeka theme song: A coincidence lar!

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 02:49 AM PDT

Rais Yatim said the Cabinet has approved 'Janji Ditepati' (Promises Fulfilled) as the theme for this year's 55th Merdeka celebration.

Good enough. The Opposition protested and accused the government, especially the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture as having a political agenda by putting forward such a 'puncy' theme.

Whether it was politically strategised or not, I don't see anything is wrong with such a strong theme. At least it makes Pakatan Rakyat restless.

However, I believe there is no need to set up a special committee to study the 'originality' of the Merdeka theme song which some quarters said is a carbon-copy of the Indonesians' Christian song 'Serukan NamaNya'.

I have listened to the song more than a dozen times and made comparison to 'Serukan NamaNya'. Yes, there are some similarities to the cords and tempo but I believe there are thousands other songs that share such similarities.

I have listened to Lobo's 'Whisper In the Wind' which is almost 100 per cent resembles P Ramlee's 'Getaran Jiwa',  folk music 'Ulit Mayang' that fits a Papua New Guinea traditional beat and a local song by a female artiste which also carries the musical composition and tempo of Japanese You Hayami.

A friend from Zagreb also let me listened to a Croatian song that sounded more like one of my favorites, 'Cinta Di Bawah Sedar' by Rahim Maarof.

Call it a coincidence. There are many coincidences if you look around and that Merdeka theme song could also share the tempo and cords of many songs in the world.

So, why do we need to verify its originality?

Many years ago our national anthem 'NegaraKu' was also said to be a copied product. Some Indonesian still claim that 'NegaraKu' was composed after one of their songs 'Terang Bulan' while The Seychelles said the anthem originated from the island nation.

And what about our national flag 'Jalur Gemilang' and its stripes resemblence to that of Uncle Sam?

We should be open here. Some similarities are just coincidence.

We must admit there are many copycats around but I don't think this Merdeka theme song was deliberately composed and produced on others' copyrights. Politicians think alike, and so are composers and lyricists.

By the way, is there any similarity between DAP and PAP's party logo?


Shenaaz Khan Speaks Out On Dog Abuse

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 01:39 AM PDT

PET+BLOGSPOT: The puppy that was tossed into a manhole by two foreign students in Cyberjaya continues to evoke public outrage from animal lovers.  

Here are excerpts from Free Malaysia Today written by G Vinod.



Comments are by Shenaaz Khan who is also Treasurer of PETPOSITIVE:  


G Vinod |

August 3, 2012


Ajaran Pak Habib Terpesong, Anggap Al-Quran Kitab Lama

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 02:42 AM PDT

Rawang – Nabi Muhammad SAW dianggap tuhan, al-Quran hanya sebuah salinan buku lama, solat hanya perlu pada hari Khamis dan tidak perlu berpuasa di bulan Ramadan adalah antara amalan yang jelas terpesong dilakukan sekumpulan pengikut ajaran Pak Habib yang bergiat aktif sejak beberapa tahun di Bandar Country Homes (BCH) di sini.

Demikian maklumat yang didedahkan seorang individu yang hampir terikut dengan ajaran sesat itu.

Dia yang hanya mahu dikenali sebagai Zaidi, 42, berkata, pengikut Pak Habib menganggap Nabi Muhammad yang layak dijadikan tuhan kerana dalam Islam ada menyebut 'barang siapa memuji ke atas Muhammad maka darjat mereka diangkat'.

"Terlalu banyak yang terpesong dan menyesatkan dalam amalan Pak Habib. Mereka menganggap Khamis menjadi penghulu bagi segala hari sebab itu pada setiap Khamis malam Jumaat pengikutnya dari seluruh negara termasuk Sabah dan Sarawak akan berhimpun melakukan pemujaan.

"Yang peliknya, pada hari tersebut mereka akan sama-sama bermain muzik yang disifatkan wajib," katanya.

Menurut Zaidi, amalan Pak Habib juga menghalalkan arak kerana bagi mereka minuman itu menyihatkan badan.

"Minum sedikit (arak) jatuh haram, tapi jika minum banyak menyihatkan badan (halal)," katanya.

Zaidi berkata, pengikut ajaran itu juga menolak kandungan al-Quran kerana disifatkan hanya sebuah buku biasa yang mengandungi tulisan jawi serta disalin dan dicetak kemas.

Menurutnya, Ramadan bukanlah satu bulan rahmat bagi mereka kerana bagi pengikut Pak Habib puasa bukan satu kewajipan.

Katanya, kegiatan tersebut bergerak aktif sejak berkurun lama berdasarkan pengikutnya yang lahir daripada generasi awal Pak Habib sehingga ke hari ini.

"Malah, kesemua pengikut ajaran itu mempunyai salah silah atau susur galur keluarga atau bersaudara.

"Pengikutnya adalah golongan profesional seperti doktor, jurutera, pasukan keselamatan, pensyarah dan sebagainya, termasuk seorang di barisan pimpinan tertinggi sebuah parti politik" katanya.

Katanya, ajaran itu berpusat di BCH di atas tanah seluas kira-kira 1.2 hektar, di sebalik kawasan perindustrian dan terletak kira-kira 5 kilometer dari jalan utama.

Jelasnya, pusat tersebut dipercayai pernah dikunjungi pihak berkuasa dan terdapat notis penutupan diletakkan pada pintu utama pusat itu.

Bagaimanapun, setelah lebih dua tahun notis dikeluarkan kegiatan itu masih bergiat aktif.

Justeru, dia berharap pihak berwajib mengambil tindakan sewajarnya. -Sinar


Causes of Ear Ringing

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 12:33 AM PDT

  Tinnitus is described as a ringing in the ears when there is no external sound present. Usually the sound is a ringing, but it could also be a buzzing, clicking, or whistling. There is a wide variety of potential causes of tinnitus and it's best to find what the underlying cause of your tinnitus is. Along with the constant ringing, tinnitus can cause depression, irritability, and insomnia,


Access Public Records from Your Own Home 2

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 12:33 AM PDT

  Are you curious about a friend or acquaintance? Curiosity is a normal affect of human behavior, and very often we are driven to act on our curiosity. Some people use this opportunity to actively pry into a person's life. This may work, but these people are very often caught. Many friendships and other relationships have ended poorly as a result of active prying. In order to satisfy your own


Foods That Give Us Energy

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 12:33 AM PDT

It's really unfortunate that the vast majority of the population turns to stimulants instead of looking to whole foods for a boost of invigorating energy. I guess part of the problem is that humans are generally lazy and would rather take the "magic pill" to fix all their problems. But when it comes to having more energy the irony is that the stimulating foods such coffee, sugar, and energy


How Adobe Photoshop Became The Perfect Photo Editing Tool

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 12:32 AM PDT

In the days of film cameras, taking photos was a one time deal. After you took a photo, you are pretty much stuck with the results. You have no way of altering the photo or even improve the way it looks. And, if there are ways and people who can alter photos in any way, it was considered to be a black art and is known to only a few people and available to fewer people. However,


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