Sunday, November 21, 2010

Today was a fairy tale~

I've to admit that I was hurt so badly in the past that these days I tend to involuntarily roll my eyes or scowl and somewhat disgusted when I saw any love quotes. A little bit skeptical when watching love stories unless it is a story that relates family love and friendship rather than just about that "special someone" thingy... But what I saw today in the nephrology ward made me think

"I guess prince charming does exist~"


I was doing my clerking routine and it was a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infection case. A middle age man with a woman on a wheel chair arrived at the bedside and the man greeted me with a salam.. "Assalamualaikum.."

I was browsing the case note, but since we human have stereoscopic vision and have very powerful ears for eavesdropping, so I actually notice every single thing that the couple was doing hehe

When they arrived, the pakcik carried his wife onto the bed and he did this by reciting bismillah. At first I thought he carried her because she was too weak to stand up. But then from the case note, I realized that actually her right knee was amputated.

The makcik was a little bit grumpy and was complaining on this and that.. I guess she was all stressed out with her illness and the not so comfortable ward surrounding. But the pakcik remained calm and was smiling as he listen to her complaints. Then he started to comb her hair and again he started with bismillah..

The makcik was still complaining when he finished combing her hair. Then, he took out a container filled with bihun and handed it to his wife and said

"Nda apa... Kita makan dulu ya. Lepas ni kita bincang~" and he said this with a smile.. I seriously felt like crying!!! Where on earth can I find a guy like this!!!!!!!????

This occasion also remind me about another husband who was taking care of his physically impaired and mentally ill wife in HTAA when I was still a student. During our conversation I asked

"Pakcik tak kerje ke arini?"

"Pakcik kerje sendiri. Tapi sejak makcik sakit kadang2 je la baru kerje. Kene jage isteri.. Sebelum ni die da jage makan minum kite, jage kite mase sakit, bagi kite anak2, besarkan anak2.. Sekarang mase kite jage die pulak.."

I remember feeling this lump in my throat upon hearing this.. It was so touching. Naseb baek I could handle my emotional outburst from bursting hahaha

To think back about these husbands, I guess fairy tale does exist.. Happily ever after does happen.. \\(".) I definitely would want someone like the two husbands. Who'll stay by my side during rise and fall..

Myspace Love Graphics Quotes

Yeah~ even harder than climbing the mountains and wall climbing.. Trust is something that I don't easily give away~

Monday, November 8, 2010

Schematic answer...

I've never imagined being 24 is as hard.. You know why, right?? It's that one question that keeps on bombarding you everywhere you go.. Even strangers tend to torture you with such question..

One time, a taxi driver promptly asked me the question though I was actually in his cab for less than 10 minutes..

"Orang yang da grad ni selalunye perkahwinan la yang akan menyusul.. Adik ni bile??"

It was like a pang on my face. Like a lightning striking my aorta. And my cousin's ominous laughter from the back seat was like a thunder to my delicate ear.. And it was this occasion that have led me to develop one schematic answer for any questions related to when I'm going to get married... The schematic answer...

"InshaAllah tahun depan~"

Haha.. Well, I experimented the 'schematic answer' for a few times and the most common following question would be "With who??" I'll think of another schematic answer for that one.. But for now, this is my schematic answer.. Everytime someone ask me that question I dread most...

"InshaAllah tahun depan~"

"InshaAllah tahun depan~"

"InshaAllah tahun depan~"

on and on and on until it finally comes :P

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Lost Choice~

To tell you the truth, this book has been shelved for quite some time (probably more than a year). I finally had this hunch to read it somewhere during Ramadhan. And man! this book is actually amazing! I should've read it earlier~ I'm not really sure if everybody would love this one as much as I do, but I was definitely touched by the plots...

The story is actually about a couple's effort to unravel the mystery of an object that their little son found in the ditch. They were intrigued by its ancient looks and by the message written on it which was traslated by an acquaintance.. The message reads "By your hand, the people shall be saved". They later found out there were other similar objects with different messages.

They persistently dug for information and later found that these objects were once possesed by great people in history.. And every now and then the author actually takes us back in time to appreciate the deeds of the great people meantioned..

George Washington Carver
Alfred Vanderbilt
Oskar Schindler
John Adams and Jonas Salk
Queen Elizabeth I
Joan of Arc etc.

The story was made so interesting that I actually googled all the names and yeah.. They were like unsung heroes; only known to those keen of history, I presume.. Let me share with you some of my favourite parts in the book..

George Washington Carver made a lot of discoveries during his lifetime and he has this one habit that amazed me to the hilt. He regulary woke up at four every morning to 'talk' to God and will ask for inspiration and after that he'll start his work in the laboratory. His 'conversation' with God was specific.. He asked speific things such as "why God made peanut" and most of the time he is answered.. When you read this part of the book, you'll definitely see that Carver was asking God on how he could contribute to the people everyday..

It was dawned on me while reading this part of the book that this is very applicable to Muslims since we are obliged for morning prayers.. We could pray and ask Allah to enlighten us on what to do to contribute to the people each day... I mean, in a more specific way...

Another story that extremely moved my soul was the story about Alfred Vanderbilt. A millionaire from an eminent family in American history. He board the Lusitania bound to Liverpool and this unfortunate vessel was actually topedoed by the Germans (man! my favourite team~) and sunk into the Atlantic ocean in 18 minutes; that's thirteen times faster than the Titanic!

His deed? He actually gave his life jackets to others as the ship sank and he did this twice! (and that's why life jacket is plural there) He also collected as many life jackets he could find and fastened them on children. He perished along with his valet. And I did cry while reading this part.. This is something that I don't think I could do..

There's this part that moved me most

"The world has just set onto a better path. And that path will echo through generations because of your actions today"

T_T cry cry cry~

All in all, this book actually emphasize that every individual has their own part to play in making this world a better place fo everyone. It's just a matter of choice... There's one part that says something like

"What you do matters, what you don't do actually also matters but we seldom realize that"