Friday, July 28, 2006

heart-rending tales

#1 A shattered dream

3 years ago i heard him mumbled " I'll be up there, in 3 yrs time" . I was puzzled.. Later he confided to me, he planned to be the next Tokoh Pelajar. I m amazed by his openness, proud of his determination and admired his self-confidence.
Over the years I've seen his ups and downs. Knowing his limited ability, he works harder in both curriculum and co-curriculum. He got an impressive result in PMR but not straight A which he longed for. He represent school in various activities but never get through district level.
And yesterday when the Tokoh Pelajar of The Year was declared, I felt his pain. No I have nothing against the winner. Honestly the present Tokoh Pelajar deserved it because of his excellent achievements (besides scored straight A's in PMR, top scorer in his class he also the champ in 2006 District-Level Tennis Championship).
Guess I m a bit emotional. I cant help it... One's should looked at his face, sangat kesian... But then that's life.
I wont mentioned names here.. manala tau ada lak other children stumble on my blog ni karang lain la plak citernyer... but to YOU, remember failing does not make us a failure, and the only time we do become a failure, is when we decide to stop trying anymore.
Tomorrow, he's going to represent our district for state-level competition. Wish you luck son!

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# 2 Drug: gloom and doom

A ppretty hectic week! Except berita Hani Mohsin, I did not read the newspaper for the whole week. Apparaaa!!
Hari ini after school, sambil nk tunggu maghrib saya pun duduk membaca surat khabar dari hari Isnin hingga Jumaat. Macam xder kerjaya jer...
One news that annoyed the most was a story on a man who killed his mother and injured his father. It was learnt that he was under drug influence. ( x yah saman.. saya x ngumpat)
Rasa nak marah betul. Yang dah meninggal tu memangla x dapat defend diri dia lagi, so I'm not going to talk bad about the deceased. Tapi nak marah sgt pada drug pusher.. What were they thinking?
Misti dia baca suratkhabar or tgk tv or ada org kasi tau ttg hal ni kat dia. Apa agaknya perasaan dia skang? Boleh ke tidur lena?
For me dadah ni masalah bersama. I know a boy yang kecik2 dah parents dia bwk g Mekah, tiap waktu ikut bapak dia g solat kat mesjid dan tiba2 masuk sekolah menengah dah start amek dadah. Kalau sekolah biasa2 x apa jugak, ni sekolah agama tu... Dalam kes mcm ni boleh ke kita salahkan parents?
Ada lagi sorang tu plak, mmg la baik, x ckp byk, was a school prefect.. n tetiba belum abis sekolah dah kurus kering. And the culprit was his teacher. Dlm ramai2 his colleague tu xder sorang pun yg nak amik apa2 tindakan, sbb x sampai hati kesiankan the wifey. I do not berapa ramai yang terikut, but citer dari mulut ke mulut bunyinya macam ramai... that is what they did best.. CAKAP BELAKANG2!!!
Ckp byk pun x guna because this particular teacher telahpun kembali ke rahmatullah 2 yrs ago kot. I'm not sure...
Somehow, in Felda settlement dadah ni sangatla banyak (menurut citer orangla)... Maybe sbb tu kot ada byk xtvt utk belia and parents jugak.
Zaman dulu2 kalau ada anak org yg kena tangkap sbb dadah, org kg sort of pulaukan dia. Tapi lately nampaknya keadaan ni dah berubah. Ari tu tekejut betul when I saw makciks ramai-ramai g umah our neighbour when his son was released from rehab centre. Mcm beria lak diorang nih...
Ni agaknya the benefits of Felda's continuous parenting courses. Tapi betul jugak kan... its not fair to blame the addict 100%, salah kita pun ada jugak.. Marilah kita sama2 menjalankan tanggungjawab kita sebagai ahli masyarakat, jgn asyik nak salahkan orang tu org ni, dan last2 salahkan kerajaan..
Grow up!!!
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# 3. Soleh VS Solehah

This is a story about a man yang bercita-cita nak pergi tabligh for four months in Pakistan, India and so on. The major hindrance is his wife. An ustazah.
Her reasons are among others, children.
They're blessed with four cute little children ages a year -10 yrs old. The first is a special down syndrome boy. She claimed she cant handle the children alone. Of course there is lengthy explanation too.
But the hubby is adamant to get his way.
So does the wifey.
Out of the blue she seek our opinion. Iskkk... masalah negara ni.. I cannot talk from Islamic point of view because I m sure she knows better than me. Mcm salah kaunter jer ustazah nih...heheheheh

Reminds me of one of the ceramah I heard million years of light ago..
"orang pompuan ni bila doa, dia mintak Ya Allah Ya Tuhanku, berikanlah aku suami yang soleh. Bila dah kahwin suami kejut nak suh sembanhyang tahajud dia marah pulak"

Sebenarnya apa definisi suami solleh?
Kalau tinggalkan family berbulan2, isteri bersusah payah besarkan anak2 sorang, basuh kain, kemas umah, cuci pinggan, tidurkan anak2 and suami g masjid beribadat tu kira soleh ker? Bukankah tu tanggungjwab suami?
Mcm mana plak buat kerja cuai, x sepenuh hati, ponteng kelas, datang lambat tapi at the end of the month duit gaji amik jugak...
Kalau mcm ni pun dikatakan soleh, saya x nak kawin dengan lelaki soleh. Period.

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