Membakar diri demi org lain
Redha dan iman
Akan hari bahagia
siang dan malam
I am proud and grateful to be part of history where Tun Mahathir becomes the 7th Prime Minister.
Watching behind the screen for hours, to wait for a historic moment to unfold. Then, there it was.. after many speculations and twisted viral messages that when circling around the world, Tun M sworn in as the new PM. Allah Hu Akhbar!
Tun M, you are an inspiration, an idol. Your presence was never foreign to the eyes of the world.
I came to know more of you in my younger years, where, whenever I write, I always associated it with the Wawasan 2020 in essays or articles.
I, as a Malaysian am so ever willing and proud to serve the newly formed Government. Thank you for accepting the challenge Tun M.
I love you, we love you, the country loves you.
My love for you has never faded away.
I am willing to serve the present Government, with enthusiasm now that you are the prime minister.
To know and believe that for every effort in my duties will be worthwhile, you motivate me to provide a better service for the Rakyat.
Under your leadership, we openly welcome you to direct us to a brighter future.
This will be my first time to say “I LOVE PM”
From the eyes of a Kampong Girl,
Thank God it’s Friday!
I spent my leisure Friday morning in McDonald’s for a short five hours, while waiting for my darling to fetch me. He was late than what we had scheduled, so I penned this down. And during that five hours, I drew delicate observations on patrons going about one of their mornings at the restaurant, along with a unique story I fashioned for each.
My observations surrounded bare human dispositions to lucidity, chinwag, and routines; like worker bees enticed to fresh nectar. At 8:30 a.m., a lady wearily paced into the restaurant, composing breakfast orders, I assumed, she has memorized by heart. She sat quietly at a tranquil corner, away from the bustling restaurant’s hired hands, and humbly relished her coffee.
At 9:00 a.m., two sprightly ladies entered the restaurant, and rowdily, sat next to my table and started yammering. Unapologetically, they began to expel their pent up frustration, over, whom I felt deep sorry for, a poor soul. At that point, I was reminded of a book, as if had been foretold, that two ladies would meet and spread falsehoods. What a stroke of misfortune that it had come to light today, I told myself. May God bless them and convey them ‘hidayah’.
There were barely a dozen of patrons in sight, of whom, I was convinced, were mostly executives, who can’t go by without a taste of freshly brewed coffee.
As the clock reached 12.00 noon, a storm of hungry patrons flocked into the restaurant, which endured till 2:00 p.m. or more so. Nonchalantly, two men in plain outfit entered and sat next to my table. They had a casual babble about their regular jobs. Nothing close to chinwag. Bemused, I coaxed myself that these two men were ‘suci’, the equivalent of ‘naïve’.
A half hour later, while his friend was still eating, the other insisted that he, should at full tilt, down his meal, as their car was illegally parked and could be issued a parking ticket.
Such a typical Malaysian, I groaned in silence. We are anxious of committing an offense, only for the sake of eluding from being caught by the enforcement bodies. Over a heave of sigh, I murmured covertly, these two men should have hurried to finish their meal for a much virtuous reason. They should have been more fretful of their illegally-parked car, which was blocking the cars of other patrons that were about to leave McDonald’s restaurant. Or, they should have been more concerned -- of being late from returning to their office, or of being late from an important work agenda, from their lunch break.
I continued to vent my grievance, silently. Enforcement bodies prohibit illegal parking as they are the custodians of safety and security; entrusted by the people. Not only serving the very people like you from offenders much like yourselves, but, also, serving and protecting the community at large.
Unequivocally, make it a practice to always care for others. No matter where you are, or who you are. Practice selflessness, wherever you are. Just my final thought, McDonald’s restaurant chain has, inevitably become; a melting pot for all Malaysians, with patrons composing of all races and ages – to share colorful moments, which, beyond the slightest doubt, have decorated the background of this truly diverse nation.
Thank you Ronald McDonald, for your earlier hard work, which had truly become a symbol of unity, in this blessed country that I call home.
From the eyes of a Kampong girl,
CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME UNDER MALAYSIA-JAPAN ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT, 22-23 FEBRUARY 2018, MITI TOWER
MITI Johor was invited to attend the Capacity Building Programme under Malaysia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement from 22 to 23 February 2018. The programme was a collaboration between the Japan Customs and MITI. The programme was attended by 30 participants who are officials from MITI HQ and Regional Offices together with relevant ministries and agencies implementing Rules of Origin stipulated under Economic Partnership Agreements such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Malaysia, Royal Malaysian Customs Department and Malaysia Plantation Industry and Commodities.
The programme was facilitated by 2 technical experts from Japan, Ms Mariko Haga of Ministry of Finance of Japan, and Mr Masaya Deguchi of Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) who had shared their valuable knowledge and experience during the session.
Nur Anis Nordin
_From the eyes of a kampong girl_
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
As I'm writing this, I'm still at the UTM library, working on my DBA assignments. 2017 will leave us in a few hours.
A few reflections on my 2017. 2017 is a hectic year for me. A year which I have decided to accomplish several personal goals. A year which is passing by, at a pace much faster than I could keep up with. Too busy with life taking place on center stage, called Earth.
Truly, I miss my hometown. I miss my family too, dearly. Family is my heartbeat.
This time, year 2018 will be welcomed without the merry of my family members.
I'm keeping steps ahead of others, with several plans and goals already laid for 2018.
As we step to a brand new dawn of 2018 tomorrow, plans and goals that I have set will be the first thing that I think about, when I wake up in the morning.
All in all, I am satisfied with my accomplishments in 2017.
Surely, I can accomplish personal goals in 2018, gloriously. Surely, indeed.
I'm venturing into unchartered waters, like a captain of a lone ship, for the sake of my religion, family, career, and of course, for personal satisfaction.
Definitely, my pursuit will be accomplished with honesty and kindness.
May Allah continue to grant me endless blessings and luck.
You are the Best of Givers that carried and guided me through thick and thin in my life.
And for that, I am truly and eternally grateful.
To all my readers, I wish you all the best in everything that you do, and, always, believe in the magic of kindness.
~From the eyes of a Kampong Girl~
Walk by faith,