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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Aquaria!!

Once upon a Sunday, Mr. Zul took his family to Aquaria KLCC... a state-of-the-art 60,000 sq. ft. aquarium in the heart of our beautiful (and busy) KL city. -end of intro-
Zara all ready and hyped to go out
so this is... hurmm 2 weeks ago? we went there after deciding that the zoo is just too hot to bring our little puff ball for an outing... well, air cond aside, at least we r sure that there are proper facilities for parents and infants at KLCC. so, thatz y we picked Aquaria :)

started at the entrance, b4 buying the tickets, the staffs insisted that they take your family photo b4 entering. maybe itz just their way of reducing the queue at the ticket booth... or just another way of increasing sales, if u know what i mean... or both. anyway... thatz that...

tickets - free for babies. u get special price if u show them your MyKad. and flat price for senior citizens.
at the piranha aquarium
right after the ticket entrance, there's this red bellied piranha aquarium. then there's a touch and feel section where u can put your hand in the pool and touch/hold the exhibits. i touched almost all of the marine life i can hold in there while wifey had a feel of the 'belangkas'. i dont know what itz called in english. but the staff keep calling it the 'King of Crabs'. so, okie...
baby sand shark
wifey 'cocok'-ing the 'belangkas'
after we've had enough of the touch and feel section, we continued our journey in the land of Aquaria...
electric eel
elephant nose fish? this fish is electric-ky too
electric catfish



Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
Did u know...? the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach is one of the largest species of cockroaches in the world. it is named due its nature of creating hissing sound (usually males) when fighting. this species also, compared to the normal cockroaches we see, is odorless, wingless, and slow. 

some seahorses
amazing! the lift brought us to Pulau Redang!
at the Arowana and Arapaima containment
we didnt get to take a good pic with the Arapaima - the biggest freshwater fish in the world. we keep getting blocked every time the fish comes near. itz the fish at the back there. just beside wifey's shoulder.see?

in front of piranha tank
wifey, zara at piranha tank
look carefully... language diversity? ahahah
zara fascinated looking at the fishes
zara got hungry in the tunnel
still feeding zara in the tunnel


at the end of the tour, we landed at the gift shop. got ourselves a fridge magnet as souvenir - chosen by zara. well, we picked 2, and show them to zara. she later reached for one, and that, is our winner! heheh =D all in all, itz a good weekend :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dr. H's family makan2

as usual, we'll visit bangi on weekends. atuk and grandma misses little zara :)

kak hany and abg bob is there too. the set is almost complete but fadly and abg sharul could not make it - fadly is incharge of a seminar in campus and bro sharul had to work. so itz all of us minus 2. itz ok... maybe next time round they'll be around.


to cut short *~ yada yada yada ~* that night we had dinner at Pizza San Francisco. the food's great. i'd recommend to try. but, that night im just at the border between healthy and not well. i'm shivering the whole time in there. itz freezing! i can even feel the aircond in the loo! ( <-- tah pape... itu pon nak citer ke?) Ok. ignore that statement. maybe im just not well.

didnt get to take pictures so much. well, everyone's hungry and im shivering. maybe 1 day i'll go back and give a better review. so, thatz... that for now... ;p later!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

This is my last plastic bag~!



"This is my last plastic bag". thatz whatz written on Carrefour plastic bags nowadays. somehow i find this approach very effective in leaving an impact and creating users' awareness on saving/preserving earth. i am into this "save our planet" myself and this statement just gave me the urge to write this entry.


not that im definitely not having anymore plastic bags when i shop for groceries, coz sometimes i forgot to bring the reusable bags, but i do like their approach of educating consumers toward preserving our green planet... or saving dolphins in that matter.


then there's also the Selangor's "No Plastic Bag Day Campaign" where the Selangor government declared its plans to make every Saturday a plastic bag-free day. customers who insist on having plastic bags are imposed 10 or 20 cents per bag. fair enough i guess... if not, most people wouldn't bother about the environment. this initiative now helps enforce the use of reusable shopping bags or at least educate or encourage people to do so. hmm... good idea...


having shop at various supermarkets, it seems that other retailers are also taking part in the campaign - Tesco, Jusco, Giant, Ikea, Cold Storage, 7-11, ... etc. Kudos to that that!


all this in place... so, how about it? let's join in the campaign to save our planet! 


recycle. use reusable bags!




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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mr Bean Jokes

dug this out from my old inbox. kinda funny. have a laugh... :)

1) MR. BEAN SEES A DOCTOR
Doctor    : I regret to tell you that you have a brain tumor.
Mr. Bean: Yesss!!! (jumps in joy)
Doctor    : Did you understand what I just told you?
Mr. Bean: Yes of course, do you think I'm dumb?
Doctor    : Then why are you so happy?
Mr. Bean: Because that proves that I have a brain!

2) MR. BEAN WHILE IN GRADE SCHOOL:
Teacher    : What is 5 plus 4?
Mr. Bean    : 9
Teacher    : What is 4 plus 5?
Mr. Bean    : Are you trying to fool me, you've just twisted the figure, the answer is 6!!

3) WHILE IN A DRUG STORE:
Mr. Bean: I'd like some vitamins for my grandson.
Clerk    : Sir, vitamin A, B or C?
Mr. Bean: Any will do, my grandson doesn't know the alphabet yet!!

4) AT AN ATM MACHINE:
Friend    : What are you looking at?
Mr. Bean: I know your PIN no., hee, hee.
Friend    : Alright, what is my PIN no. if you saw it?
Mr. Bean: Four asterisks (****)!

5) MARRIAGE:
Friend    : How many women do you believe must a man marry?
Mr. Bean: 16
Friend    : Why?
Mr. Bean: Because the priest says 4 richer, 4 poorer, 4 better and 4 worse.

6) CHATTING WITH HIS FRIEND:
Friend    : How was the tape you borrowed from me, is it Ok?
Mr. Bean: What do you mean ok, I thought it's a horror film. I didn't see any picture.
Friend    : What tape did you take anyway?
Mr. Bean: Head Cleaner.

7) DEATH OF HIS MOTHER:
Mr. Bean:(crying) the doctor called, Mom's dead.
Friend    : condolence, my friend.
(After 2 minutes) Mr. Bean cries even louder
Friend    : what now?
Mr. Bean: my sister just called, her mom died too!

8) MR. BEAN ATTENDING A MEETING:
Colleague    : Sorry I'm late. I got stuck in an elevator for 4 hrs because of a power failure.
Mr. Bean    : That's alright, me too...I got stuck on the escalator for 3 hrs.

9) SPELLING LESSON:
Mr. Bean's Son: Dad, what is the spelling of successful....is it one c or two c?
Mr. Bean        : Make it three c to be sure!

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Good Walk

i don't remember when is the last time i've exercised. few months back i think... usually i don't think much of needing to exercise. until just recently, well, today actually.i'm now totally UNFIT!

lets not compare with the study years hehehe :p skip that. so presently, usually my form of exercise is doing chores around the house - clean up the lawn, wash the cars, help wifey clean the bathrooms, etc... now that our little puff ball is active and constantly seeks attention, almost all of our time is dedicated to her. these chores are quickly done when she's asleep and only done on need to do basis.

so back to my story of being unfit... one of the days, if wifey goes to Cyberjaya instead of the office, we go with separate cars. so whoever reaches home first, will fetch zara from the nursery. and so happens, last tuesday, i reached home first. with the baby car seat being installed in wifey's car, i usually walk to pick zara up. the nursery is just at the next taman. and boy, i sweat like crazy after picking her up. good thing my sweat only comes out after the exercise session. in this case, walking with our puff ball and her nursery bag on me. so when we reached home, i'm sweating superbly!!
chubb-chubb-chubby-ness!!
then today, got some network issues over at customer site, so head down we go to customer site support. we suspected the cable got disconnected somewhere. so, in finding the culprit, we had to climb up the 14 floors building, floor by floor, just to trace it. and again after that, to get down after we've fixed the problem. Wohhh!! i'm sweating and panting like crazy! like i've just been splashed with a bucket of water!

i know i've gain some weight but have i eaten too much lately? hurmm... OK. don't ask further... but really. i've never thought i could be in this kind of state after a little walk... haihh really have to get back to exercising. good thing i had these walks... they are a good walk.

"Majulah sukan untuk negara!
Majulah Zul untuk sihat!"

heheheh :D

Thursday, April 15, 2010

STUPID QUESTIONS WITH SMART ANSWERS

BOY : May I hold your hand?
GIRL : No thanks, it isn't heavy.


GIRL : Say you love me! Say you love me!
BOY : You love me...


GIRL : If we become engaged will you give me a ring??
BOY : Sure, what's your phone number??


GIRL : I think the poorest people are the happiest.
BOY : Then marry me and we'll be the happiest couple


GIRL : Darling, I want to dance like this forever.
BOY : Don't you ever want to improve??


BOY : I love you and I could die for you!
GIRL : How soon??


BOY : I would go to the end of the world for you!
GIRL : Yes, but would you stay there??


SHARON : Have you ever had a hot passionate, burning kiss??
TRACY : I did once. He'd forgotten to take the cigarette out of his mouth.


MAN : You remind me of the sea.
WOMAN : Because I'm wild, romantic and exciting?
MAN : NO, because you make me sick.


WIFE : You tell a man something, it goes in one ear and comes out of the other.
HUSBAND : You tell a woman something: It goes in both ears and comes out of the mouth.


MARY : John says I'm pretty. Andy says I'm ugly.What do u think,
Peter?
PETER : A bit of both. I think you're pretty ugly.


Girlfriend : "...And are you sure you love me and no one else ?"
Boyfriend : "Dead Sure! I checked the whole list again yesterday".


Teacher : "Which is more important to us, the sun or the moon?"
Pupil : "The moon".
Teacher : "Why?"
Pupil : "The moon gives us light at night when we need it but the sun gives us ligh t only in the day time when we don't need it".


Teacher : "What do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?"
Pupil : "A teacher".


Waiter : "Would you like your coffee black?"
Customer : "What other colors do you have?"


My father is so old that when he was in school, history was called current affairs.

Teacher : "Sam, you talk a lot !"
Sam : "It's a family tradition".
Teacher : "What do you mean?"
Sam : "Sir, my grandpa was a street hawker, my father is a teacher".
Teacher : "What about your mother?"
Sam : "She's a woman".


7) Tom : "How should I convey the news to my father that I've failed?"
David: "You just send a telegram: Result declared, past year's performance repeated".


8) Teacher : "Now, children, if I saw a man beating a donkey and stopped him, what virtue would I be showing?"
Student : "Brotherly love".


9) Teacher : "Now, Sam, tell me frankly do you say prayers before eating?"
Sam : "No sir, I don't have to, my mom is a good cook".


Patient : "What are the chances of my recovering doctor?"
Doctor : "One hundred percent. Medical records show that nine out of ten people die of the disease you have. Yours is the tenth case I've treated. The others all died".


Teacher : " Can anybody give an example of COINCIDENCE?"
One Student : "Sir, my Mother and Father got married on the same day and at the same time."


Teacher : " George Washington not only chopped down his father's Cherry tree, but also admitted doing it.
Now do you know why his father didn't punish him ?"
One Student: " Because George still had the axe in is hand."

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Funny cry baby trick

i just have to share this... itz very funny =D

Q and A anyone? =)

Below are five (5) questions.
You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately.

OK? Let's find out just how clever you really are.



Ready? GO!!!



First Question:
You are participating in a race. You overtake the 
second person. What position are you in?


Answer:
If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!


Second Question:
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?




Answer:
If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person?


Third Question:
Very tricky math! Note: This must be done in your head only.
Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.



Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000 Now add 10. What is the total?



Did you get 5000?





The correct answer is actually 4100.

Don't believe it? Check with your calculator! =D



Fourth Question:
Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. 

What is the name of the fifth daughter?


Answer: Nunu?



NO! Of course not. Her name is Mary. 
Read the question again! ;p

Okay, now the Fifth and Final Question:

There is a mute person who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one's teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done.

Now if there is a 
blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how should he express himself?




Answer:
He just has to open his mouth and ask, so simple.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Beberapa panduan Imam Al- Ghazali supaya kita tidak bersifat sombong dan angkuh

1. Jika berjumpa dengan kanak-kanak, anggaplah kanak-kanak itu lebih mulia daripada kita, kerana kanak-kanak ini belum banyak melakukan dosa daripada kita.

2. Apabila bertemu dengan orang tua, anggaplah dia lebih mulia daripada kita kerana dia sudah lama beribadat.

3. Jika berjumpa dengan orang alim, anggaplah dia lebih mulia daripada kita kerana banyak ilmu yang telah mereka pelajari dan ketahui.

4. Apabila melihat orang jahil, anggaplah mereka lebih mulia daripada kita kerana mereka membuat dosa dalam kejahilan, sedangkan kita membuat dosa dalam keadaan mengetahui.

5. Jika melihat orang jahat, jangan anggap kita lebih mulia kerana mungkin satu hari nanti dia akan insaf dan bertaubat atas kesalahannya.

6. Apabila bertemu dengan orang kafir, katakan didalam hati bahawa mungkin pada suatu hari nanti mereka akan diberi hidayah oleh Allah dan akan memluk Islam, maka segala dosa mereka akan diampuni oleh Allah.

Cermin Diri - Membentuk Keperibadian Mulia

1. Senyum itu tanda kemesraan, diberi kepada manusia dianggap sedekah. Ketawa itu lambang kelalaian. Selalu dilakukan hati akan mati. Dibuat di hadapan manusia menghilangkan maruah diri.

2. Setiap kesalahan yang dilakukan jadikanlah pengajaran, insaflah ini tanda kelemahan diri, kesalilah keterlanjuran itu dan berazamlah tidak mengulanginya lagi.

3. Syukur nikmat dan sabar di dalam ujian amat mudah diucapkan tetapi amat sulit dilaksanakan.

4. Kesenangan dan kemewahan selalunya membawa kepada kesombongan dan kelalaian. Kesusahan dan penderitaan itu, selalunya membawa kekecewaan dan putus asa, kecuali orang yang mukmin.

5. Di antara tanda-tanda orang-orang yang sombong itu cepat melahirkan sifat marah, suka memotong percakapan orang, suka bermujadalah yakni bertegang leher, nampak di mukanya rasa tidak senang jika ada orang yang lebih darinya di satu majlis, bercakap meninggikan suara, pantang ditegur, tidak ada tanda-tanda kesal di atas kesalahan.

6. Orang yang sudah hilang sifat marah - dayus, cepat melahirkan sifat marah - lemah mujahadah. Orang yang ada sifat marah tapi dapat disembunyikan kecuali di tempat-tempat yang munasabah inilah manusia normal.

7. Tahu diri kita hamba itu adalah ilmu, merasa diri kita itu hamba itu penghayatan, yang kedua inilah akan lahir sifat tawadhuk, malu, khusyuk, takut, hina dan lain-lain lagi sifat kehambaan.

8. Jika kita mengingati dosa, kita tidak nampak lagi kebaikan kita, apatah lagi untuk dibanggakan.

9. Lahirkan kemesraan kita sesama manusia kerana itu adalah haknya tapi jangan putus hati kita dengan ALLAH, ini adalah hakNYA pula.

10.Apabila rasa senang dengan pujian, rasa sakit dengan kehinaan menunjukkan kita ada kepentingan peribadi, tanda kita tidak ikhlas membuat kebaikan.

Bugs!! Insects!! Arachnids!!

what season is it?! why are there so many insects and spiders around?! i mean, wow!! a lot! i thought itz just becoz i mowed the lawn. but in the office too?? ant crawling at the corners. fruit flies are flying around when there's no fruit to be found. spiders hanging and dangling from the ceiling? where did they suddenly come from?? 


ah! one last thing b4 i end this post. 


u might wonder y i differentiate insects and spiders. well... they are not the same. this i learn from the Bugs! magazine papa bought for me when i was small. 

  • Bugs - just about any small, creepy and crawly thing; includes insects, but also non-insects such as spiders and centipedes
  • Insects - refers to class that have 3 parts body and 3 pairs of jointed legs
  • Arachnids - have 2 body sections and 4 pairs of jointed legs

Fact! 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Common Terms?

Lately i keep hearing these words being used repeatedly in my surrounding. well, around my family anyways. u might have seen these terms being used in my posts or comments or chat. chances are u wouldn't understand them, u see, i don't either ahahah. so here they are:


my mama:
ala tayang tayang tuu...
   -> usually used on the scene of grandma going toward her grandchildren


wifey's mama:
geramnyaa, mama rase nak khenyek khennyek rase...
   -> (considered) understandable, but dont know the meaning of khenyek. im even not sure of the spelling of this word!


adek:
such a dodo~
   -> i know 'dodo' is a kind of bird (extinct). but... wha??


kak lina:
cam tonyeng je...
   -> seriously, no idea what 'tonyeng' means...


kakak:
cempren la kamu ni...
   -> and so is this 'cempren' word. no idea...

sarah:
jeles huhhh?!!
   -> kenapa tah asik nak kene jeles dgn di nih? perasankah? keh keh keh ;p

so far this are just the ones i can recall... update later! =)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

the Mines, after so long

that morning abah and the family went back kedah. sarah followed too. such a dodo~ asik cuti je uni dia nih. jeles sedikit... anyways, they took a pic b4 heading back to the north. sarah tiba2 malu amik gambar. so not in pic. sorry mgm...

we've not been to the Mines for quite a long time. since we got married i think. the place have changed from what we remembered it used to be. they already utilised the other block for parking space. so, now at least there are more parking spaces than b4.

they've also renovated the mall, having a new wing. it seems like nowadays all malls are extending their spaces with 'new wing' concept. remembered it started with OU, then Pyramid, and now Mines too. somewhere along the way, MV came up with Gardens. did they? or was it already there but i didnt notice? ok. whatever. nvm. point is, the malls are expanding. biz getting better i suppose. hurmm...

ok. this is getting boring. just have too much in my mind right now. i'll just let pics tell their story.




mmhhh, now this pic reminds me... i find that place not 'parents with baby/toddler' friendly. we parked at the new block. they dont have proper ramps and u have to carry the stroller over through certain obstacles just to get to the shopping center. fine. thatz still acceptable. just cant accept the condition of the Nursery Room. perghhh... stink is one thing. but wet and slippery floor too?? come on~! seriously. the management really have to do something about this. itz dangerous in there. (and did i mention it stinks?!)

guess thatz it for now. maybe i'l put up more interesting stories later. so till then, end.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

20 amalan murah rezeki

Assalamualaikum warahmatullah,

Semua orang impikan rezeki yang banyak, mudah, berkat serta makmur, termasuklah saya. He.. he... Dalam pekerjaan kita seharian mencari rezeki, mestilah sentiasa niatkan dalam hati supaya Allah mengurniakan kita dengan rezeki yang halal, berkat, mudah serta luas. Terdapat amalan-amalan yang boleh menjadi sebab Allah melimpahi hamba-Nya dengan keluasan rezeki dan rasa kaya dengan pemberian-Nya.

Berdasarkan konsep rezeki yang telah diperkatakan, Allah memberi jalan buat setiap hamba-Nya untuk memperolehi rezeki dalam pelbagai bentuk yang boleh menjadi punca kebaikan dunia dan akhirat.

Di antaranya:

1. Menyempatkan diri beribadah
 Allah tidak sia-siakan pengabdian diri hamba-Nya, seperti firman-Nya dalam hadis qudsi: “Wahai anak Adam, sempatkanlah untuk menyembah-Ku maka Aku akan membuat hatimu kaya dan menutup kefakiranmu. Jika tidak melakukannya maka Aku akan penuhi tanganmu dengan kesibukan dan Aku tidak menutup kefakiranmu.” (Hadis Riwayat Ahmad, Tirmizi, Ibnu Majah dan al-Hakim dari Abu Hurairah r.a.)

2. Memperbanyak istighfar
 Istighfar adalah rintihan dan pengakuan dosa seorang hamba di depan Allah, yang menjadi sebab Allah jatuh kasih dan kasihan pada hamba-Nya lalu Dia berkenan melapangkan jiwa dan kehidupan si hamba. Sabda Rasulullah SAW : “Barang siapa memperbanyak istighfar maka Allah SWT akan menghapuskan segala kedukaannya, menyelesaikan segala masalahnya dan memberinya rezeki dari arah yang tidak disangka.” (Hadis Riwayat Ahmad, Abu Daud, an-Nasa’i, Ibnu Majah dan al-Hakim dari Abdullah bin Abbas r.a.)

3. Tinggalkan perbuatan dosa
 Istighfar tidak laku di sisi Allah jika masih buat dosa. Dosa bukan saja membuat hati resah malah menutup pintu rezeki. Sabda Rasulullah SAW : “… dan seorang lelaki akan diharamkan baginya rezeki kerana dosa yang dibuatnya.” (Hadis Riwayat at-Tirmizi)

4. Sentiasa ingat Allah SWT
 Banyak ingat Allah SWT buatkan hati tenang dan kehidupan terasa lapang. Ini rezeki yang hanya Allah beri kepada orang beriman. Firman-Nya: “...(iaitu) orang-orang beriman dan hati mereka menjadi tenteram dengan mengingati Allah. Ingatlah, hanya dengan mengingati Allah hati menjadi tenteram.” (Surah Ar-Ra’d, ayat 28)

5. Berbakti dan mendoakan ibu bapa
 Dalam hadis riwayat Imam Ahmad, Rasulullah SAW berpesan agar siapa yang ingin panjang umur dan ditambahi rezekinya, hendaklah berbakti kepada ibu bapanya dan menyambung tali kekeluargaan. Rasulullah SAW juga bersabda: “Siapa berbakti kepada ibu bapanya maka kebahagiaanlah buatnya dan Allah akan memanjangkan umurnya. (Hadis Riwayat Abu Ya’ala, at-Tabrani, al-Asybahani dan al-Hakim)

Mendoakan ibu bapa juga menjadi sebab mengalirnya rezeki, berdasarkan sabda Rasulullah SAW : “Apabila hamba itu meninggalkan berdoa kepada kedua orang tuanya nescaya terputuslah rezeki (Allah) daripadanya.” (Hadis Riwayat al-Hakim dan ad-Dailami)

6. Berbuat baik dan menolong orang yang lemah
 Berbuat baik kepada orang yang lemah ini termasuklah menggembirakan dan meraikan orang tua, orang sakit, anak yatim dan fakir miskin, juga isteri dan anak-anak yang masih kecil. Sabda Rasulullah SAW : “Tidaklah kamu diberi pertolongan dan diberi rezeki melainkan kerana orang-orang lemah di kalangan kamu.” (Hadis Riwayat Bukhari)

7. Tunaikan hajat orang lain
 Menunaikan hajat orang menjadi sebab Allah lapangkan rezeki dalam bentuk tertunainya hajat sendiri, seperti sabda Rasulullah SAW : “Siapa yang menunaikan hajat saudaranya maka Allah akan menunaikan hajatnya…” (Hadis Riwayat Muslim)

8. Banyak berselawat
 Ada hadis yang menganjurkan berselawat jika hajat atau cita-cita tidak tertunai kerana selawat itu dapat menghilangkan kesusahan, kesedihan, dan kesukaran serta meluaskan rezeki dan menyebabkan terlaksananya semua hajat. Wallahu a’lam.

9. Buat kebajikan banyak-banyak
 Ibnu Abbas berkata: “Sesungguhnya kebajikan itu memberi cahaya kepada hati, kemurahan rezeki, kekuatan jasad dan disayangi oleh makhluk yang lain. Manakala kejahatan pula boleh menggelapkan rupa, menggelapkan hati, melemahkan tubuh, sempit rezeki dan makhluk lain mengutuknya.”

10. Berpagi-pagi
 Menurut Rasulullah SAW, berpagi-pagi (memulakan aktiviti harian sebaik-baik selesai solat Subuh berjemaah) adalah amalan yang berkat.

11. Menjalin silaturrahim
Rasulullah SAW bersabda : “Barang siapa ingin dilapangkan rezekinya dan dilambatkan ajalnya maka hendaklah dia menghubungi sanak-saudaranya.” (Hadis Riwayat Bukhari)

12. Melazimi kekal berwuduk
 Seorang Arab desa menemui Rasulullah SAW dan meminta pedoman mengenai beberapa perkara termasuk mahu dimurahkan rezeki oleh Allah SWT. Rasulullah SAW bersabda: “Sentiasalah berada dalam keadaan bersih (dari hadas) nescaya Allah akan memurahkan rezeki.” (Diriwayatkan daripada Sayidina Khalid al-Walid)

13. Bersedekah
 Sedekah mengundang rahmat Allah dan menjadi sebab Allah buka pintu rezeki. Nabi SAW bersabda kepada Zubair bin al-Awwam: “Hai Zubair, ketahuilah bahawa kunci rezeki hamba itu ditentang Arasy, yang dikirim oleh Allah azza wajalla kepada setiap hamba sekadar nafkahnya. Maka siapa yang membanyakkan pemberian kepada orang lain, nescaya Allah membanyakkan baginya. Dan siapa yang menyedikitkan, nescaya Allah menyedikitkan baginya.” (Riwayat ad-Daruquthni dari Anas r.a.)

14. Melazimi solat malam (tahajud)
 Ada keterangan bahawa amalan solat tahajjud memudahkan memperoleh rezeki, menjadi sebab seseorang itu dipercayai dan dihormati orang dan doanya dimakbulkan Allah.

15. Melazimi solat Dhuha
 Amalan solat Dhuha yang dibuat waktu orang sedang sibuk dengan urusan dunia (aktiviti harian), juga mempunyai rahsia tersendiri. Firman Allah dalam hadis qudsi: “Wahai anak Adam, jangan sekali-kali engkau malas mengerjakan empat rakaat pada waktu permulaan siang (solat Dhuha), nanti pasti akan Aku cukupkan keperluanmu pada petang harinya.” (Riwayat al-Hakim dan Thabrani)

16. Bersyukur kepada Allah
 Syukur ertinya mengakui segala pemberian dan nikmat dari Allah. Lawannya adalah kufur nikmat. Allah berfirman: "Demi sesungguhnya! Jika kamu bersyukur, nescaya Aku tambahi nikmat-Ku kepadamu, dan demi sesungguhnya jika kamu kufur, sesungguhnya azab-Ku amat keras." (Surah Ibrahim, ayat 7)

Firman-Nya lagi: “… dan Kami akan memberi balasan kepada orang-orang yang bersyukur.” (Surah ali-Imran, ayat 145)

17. Mengamalkan zikir dan bacaan ayat Quran tertentu
 Zikir dari ayat-ayat al-Quran atau asma’ul husna selain menenangkan, menjenihkan dan melunakkan hati, ia mengandungi fadilat khusus untuk keluasan ilmu, terbukanya pintu hidayah, dimudahkan faham agama, diberi kemanisan iman dan dilapangkan rezeki.

Misalnya, dua ayat terakhir surah at-Taubah (ayat 128-129) jika dibaca secara konsisten tujuh kali setiap kali lepas solat, dikatakan boleh menjadi sebab Allah lapangkan kehidupan dan murahkan rezeki.

Salah satu nama Allah, al-Fattah (Maha Membukakan) dikatakan dapat menjadi sebab dibukakan pintu rezeki jika diwiridkan selalu; misalnya dibaca “Ya Allah ya Fattah” berulang-ulang, diiringi doa: “Ya Allah, bukalah hati kami untuk mengenali-Mu, bukalah pintu rahmat dan keampunan-Mu, ya Fattah ya 'Alim.” Ada juga hadis menyebut, siapa amalkan baca surah al-Waqi’ah setiap malam, dia tidak akan ditimpa kepapaan. Wallahu a’lam.

18. Berdoa
 Berdoa menjadikan seorang hamba dekat dengan Allah, penuh bergantung dan mengharap pada rahmat dan pemberian dari-Nya. Dalam al-Quran, Allah suruh kita meminta kepada-Nya, nescaya Dia akan perkenankan.

19. Berikhtiar sehabisnya
 Siapa berusaha, dia akan dapat. Ini sunnatullah. Dalam satu hadis sahih dikatakan bahawa Allah berikan dunia kepada orang yang dicintai-Nya dan yang tidak dicintai-Nya, tapi agama hanya Allah beri kepada orang yang dicintai-Nya saja. (Riwayat Ahmad, Ibnu Abi Syaibah dan al-Hakim)

Bagi orang beriman, tentulah dia perlu mencari sebab-sebab yang boleh membawa kepada murah rezeki dalam skop yang luas. Misalnya, hendak tenang dibacanya Quran, hendak dapat anak yang baik dididiknya sejak anak dalam rahim lagi, hendak sihat dijaganya pemakanan dan makan yang baik dan halal, hendak dapat jiran yang baik dia sendiri berusaha jadi baik, hendak rezeki berkat dijauhinya yang haram, dan sebagainya.

20. Bertawakal
 Dengan tawakal, seseorang itu akan direzekikan rasa kaya dengan Allah. Firman-Nya: “Barang siapa bertawakal kepada Allah, nescaya Allah mencukupkan (keperluannya).” (Surah at-Thalaq, ayat 3)

Nabi SAW bersabda: “Seandainya kamu bertawakal kepada Allah dengan sebenar-benar tawakal, nescaya kamu diberi rezeki seperti burung diberi rezeki, ia pagi hari lapar dan petang hari telah kenyang.” (Riwayat Ahmad, at-Tirmizi, Ibnu Majah, Ibnu Hibban, al-Hakim dari Umar bin al-Khattab r.a.)

Kesemua yang disebut di atas adalah amalan-amalan yang membawa kepada takwa. Dengan takwa, Allah akan beri “jalan keluar (dari segala perkara yang menyusahkan), dan memberinya rezeki dari jalan yang tidak terlintas di hatinya. (Surah at-Talaq, ayat 2-3)

Pendek kata, bagi orang Islam, untuk murah rezeki dalam ertikata yang sebenarnya, kuncinya adalah buat amalan-amalan takwa. Amalan-amalan ini menjadi sebab jatuhnya kasih sayang Allah, lalu Allah limpahi hamba-Nya dengan keluasan rezeki dan rasa kaya dengan pemberian-Nya.

Renung-renungkan dan marilah kita sama-sama beramal. Mudah-mudahan Allah SWT melimpah-ruahkan rezeki-Nya kepada kita. Amin.



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article from Taman2Syurga

Monday, April 5, 2010

Apa Saja




Sunday, April 4, 2010

outing with Datuk S's family

hehhe datukship attained through being a grandfather ;p

so the day started with me and wifey getting breakfast for everyone. abah's norm here is to go out early morning for a jog at the park near our house. itz already 9am. mama told us to just get roti canai as itz supposedly quick to prepare and she's already hungry. there goes abah's 8 rounds at the park~ heheh :p

the interesting part starts at the mamak restaurant. we brought zara along with us. as expected, knowing zara - likes to travel. she's excited that we bring her along. and how does she express it? she talks... a lot! all the way... while waiting for our 'tapau' order to be ready. huhuhuuu~ this cutie cutie boo! amongst all the babies at the restaurant, we can only hear her voice :) good sign there. our baby's healthy and happy. thus we too are happy (of course!!) "sukanya bila dia ceeriaa..." know this song? :D

in the afternoon we went to a wedding reception of abah's old friend's son. itz held in Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA) in Damansara. nothing much i can say here as i dont really know the host. but from the host's point of view, itz a good reception. many attended. congratz to u sir!

Zara's outfit to the reception
Zara with ayah
Zara with umi
then we (the whole family) went to Mid Valley, our normal shopping place. we went Austin Chase for some coffee. i had this 'Hazelnut Latte'. tastes good. really! every coffee person should try it! itz really goood...

Yo! wussup?
after that we went to Robinson's for a stroll. my thought in mind is just to look around but then as we reached the baby section, our 'buy baby things' feelings bursts out. the place is too interesting. there were a lot of choices. and there is NUK! the brand that we find hard to find. so come here if u want to find some NUK product range. we spent quite some time there, JUST at the baby section. looking at this and that... comparing this and that... we end up just buying 3 items - babies' car shade, nappy rash ointment, and a couple of bottle nipples. owhh! we also bought zara a teether from Isetan b4 the coffee. =D

abah bought tickets for Clash of the Titans at the TGV Premier. original plan is, only abah, mama, sarah and adek to watch. it end up me switching with mama coz mama's sleepy after dinner and itz not her kind of movie. so mama followed wifey and zara home - with hope of watching korean drama on astro.

my verdict on the movie... i prefer 300. i say 300 it much better. the story line is interesting and all but ... i wont spoil the details. so dont worry if u havent watch it :)

after the movie, we packed dinner near the house and head home. (my 2nd dinner for the day) "imma be... imma be... imma imma imma be..." *inside  joke*

Saturday, April 3, 2010

the little one's back!! =D

zara's back!! weheee =D we missed her so much for the past week. itz awkward that she's not around. and now she's back!! zara! zara! zara! ayah and umi miss u so much!

err... gtg. have to put her to sleep. update later :)

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ok... continue with the story. she's chubbier than we last see her. sooo cute and adorable! =)

urmmm... i think thatz it for this post. hehehe later! ;P

Friday, April 2, 2010

the passing of Din Beramboi... Al-Fatihah...

takziah pada ahli keluarga beliau.

dan semoga rohnya ditempatkan bersama org2 beriman. Amin.

More details in Utusan Malaysia.

Itz Complicated.

april fools' just passed.  to whomever that got pranked - i pity u and better luck next year heheh. to whomever that managed to pull a harmless prank/s on some1 - i congratulate u. and to whomever that pulled prank/s that caused physical/mental/emotional bruises or worse - i despise u.  well then... that concludes my opinion towards April fool's day.

going forward... we went for a movie today. after i pickup wifey from her office, we shoot to the gardens, mid valley. so after we've secured a parking space, we went to get the tickets and then grab some dinner while waiting. having thought that wifey has had a bad week, i gave wifey the utmost veto on selecting the movie . so she choose "It's Complicated". starred by Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep, and Steve Martin. yea, itz a chick-flick but hey... i love wifey... 

so, this movie, itz a comedy. and a funny one i must say. and itz a light watch. helps relieve the 'heavy' day... itz about this divorced couple meeting up again after a long time to attend their son's graduation. one thing leads to another, their relationship spark reignites, but with the complicated fact that they've been separated for more than 10 years and he's remarried. ok, say itz just another typical storyline, but the plot gets interesting along the way. well, im not gonna spoil the story here ;p give it a watch if u may :)

dinner. wifey wished for sushi zanmai but when we got there, the restaurant is flooded with hungry patrons. so we decided to have dinner at the gardens' food court. poor wifey had to settle for a korean meal. and i had a plate of ayam penyek. i always loved fried and spicy foods. thank you food garden for having this stall in place!

owh owh... last but not least. itz full moon on our way back. a beautiful sight if u can appreciate it :) too bad i cant get a picture of it to display. driving.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

MOney make$ the WOrld gO rOund

itz been said. human nature- always wanting, always needing... perhaps... but does it stand? when all those are necessities...? urghh... this demanding world. everything needs money. money! money! money! and it has become a saying now, "money makes the world go round". really?? i'll let u decide urself.

so anyways, i'd like to share this great tool i found. i've been using this new system to manage my personal finances, and i recommend you to use this system too. itz free, really easy to use and very effective.

while it claims that it complements other financial tools, i find the tool in my N95 complements this. well, just my personal opinion. again, u may decide urself...


for more info, you may go to here.

try it out yourself. just sharing a great tool worth trying :)