Monday, February 15, 2010

Aceh and I..

15 February 2010 in Acheh.

My eyes were widely opened (I mean, the one outside and the one in-sight!) when I saw the left over wreckage in Banda Aceh from the Tsunami which hit this part of the world in 2004.

Seriously, I was filled with mixed emotions when the Adik tour guide explained and detailed everything to me one by one, putting it in his own words on how he personally survived from the Tsunami. There was a long scar on his stomach which will never be forgotten by him.

These pictures (not all I have attached here), will tell you some of my own viewing of the affected area. Although it has been 6 years now, the feel of the tremor is still embroidered somewhere in the pillars of their hearts. Let's say some prayers for the ones who have passed on before us so that there will be someone who will say prayers to us when we leave... Al Fatihah..

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What TEACHERS make?

God bless you all good teachers!!!

This is dedicated to all the teachers out there.


The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"

He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."

To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?"

Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to now what I make? (She paused for a second, then began...)

"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.

I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor.

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't
make them sit for 5 without an IPod, Game Cube or movie rental.

You want to know what I make?" (She paused again and looked at each and
every person at the table.)

''I make kids wonder.

I make them question.

I make them apologize and mean it.

I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.

I teach them to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding isn't

I make them read, read, read.

I make them show all their work in math. They use their God given brain,
not the man-made calculator.

I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know
in English while preserving their unique cultural identity.

I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.

I make my students stand, placing their hand over their heart to say the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, One Nation Under God, because we live in
the United States of America.

Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given,
work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life."

(Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)

"Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money
isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because
they are ignorant... You want to know what I make?


What do you make Mr. CEO?"

His jaw dropped, he went silent.

P/S She forgot to say 'I make future CEOs'

Friday, February 5, 2010

Selawat eh?

Dear Readers,
I dedicate this song for all of you. I find comfort, humor as well as some guidance from this piece of relaxing song.. Enjoy it..

Shalawat (Wali Band)

Shalatullah salamullah, ala Thaha Rasulillah
Shalatullah salamullah, ala Yasin Habibillah
Tawasalna bibismillah, wa bilhadi Rasulillah,
wa kulli mujahidin lillah, bi ahli badri, ya Allah

Daripada kita pacaran
Lebih baik kita shalawatan
Daripada kita berduaan
Nanti bakal di hasut setan

Awas jangan dekat-dekatan
Kitakan belum ada ikatan
Daripada dekat-dekatan
Mending kita shalawatan

BUkan aku tak suka padamu
Bukan aku tak mau denganmu
Tapi aku mau liat dulu
Setebal apa imanmu

Sudahlah engkau lupakan
Anggap saja kita taarufan
Sudahlah jangan kau pikirkan
Mending kita shalawatan

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

To know the value..

To know the value of a sister:
Ask someone Who doesn't have one.

To know the value of ten years:
Ask a newly Divorced couple.

To know the value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To know the value of one year:
Ask a student who has failed a final exam.

To know the value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a still born.

To know the value of one month:
Ask a mother who has given birth to A premature baby.

To know the value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To know the value of one hour:
Ask the lovers who are waiting to Meet.

To know the value of one minute:
Ask a person Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To know the value of one-second:
Ask a person Who has survived an accident.

To know the value of one millisecond:
Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics..

(Adapted from : Dave's Quotes File)

How does it feel?

~How does it feel
when you lose the one you love?

~How does it feel
when you lose the one you love and get them back?

~How does it feel
when you lose the one you love, get them back and lose them again?

~How does it feel
if you did not have the chance to say sorry before the one you love leaves?

~How does it feel
if you were the last person to know that the one you love was leaving?

~How does it feel
if you were not able to thank the person you love?

~How does it feel
if the one you love did not love you?

~How does it feel?~