Salam Ramadhan Al Mubarak & Happy Eid Fitri
Posted on Thu, Sep 02, 2010 00:00
Salam to All,
First of all, I would like to express my sincere condolence to all muslim in Pakistan. Its really hard when you have to face Ramadhan with lots of hardness. We cannot avoid nature disaster except prayer to Allah Taala.
Ramadhan almost over but Lailatu Qadr awaits you. The last ten days is the most precious time for us, one night equal to thousand month.
EidFitri around the corner, an enjoyment after a month fasting. I wish a happy holiday to all my friends in muslimfriend especially girls. I'm there for you. ;-) be happy and enjoy your life while you still can.
Salam Sayang to all
Antichrist Dajjal, Imam Al-Mahdi, and The Second Coming of T
Posted on Thu, Feb 26, 2009 00:00
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I have something to share with you guys. Go to youtube and search for the video clip title The Arrivals (original version) or http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CB704045F6979F23 . I think it?s containing about 51 video clips talks mainly about Zionist, Antichrist Dajjal, Imam Al-Mahdi, The Second Coming of The Christ and Freemason.
Some of the clips are unavailable, please go to http://www.thearrivals.blogspot.com to watch it.
It is a really good documentary to really understand what is going on in this world today.
Hope you will enjoy it
A Message to the brave Israeli Airmen
Posted on Wed, Jan 07, 2009 00:00
A Message to the brave Israeli Airmen
by Jeremy Salt
Hello brave Israeli airman. What?s it like, firing missiles at people you can?t see? Does that help, that you cannot see who you are killing, does it ease your conscience that you are not deliberately targeting civilians, as your government keeps saying, when you know perfectly well that they are going to die as the result of your actions.
How does this sit on your conscience? Do you sleep well at night or do you have nightmares of the women and children you killed, in their homes, in their beds, in their kitchens and living rooms, in their schools and mosques?
Do you actually believe what you are being told, that Israel is under threat from homemade rockets, so seriously threatened that you have to go out and take part in the aerial massacre of civilians?
What do you feel when the mission is over?
That you did a good job?
Do you and your air force buddies slap each other on the back before going off for a beer?
Would you still think that you did a good job if you saw the dead and dismembered bodies you have created, not of fighting men but of women and children, the bodies that are your particular contribution to the Middle East ?peace process??
Would you still regard your mission as a success, the word used by your political leaders, your media and your government and military spokesmen and women?
How would you personally apply the word ?success? to the killing of civilians?
Does it cross your mind that people around the world regard you not as a success story but as a war criminal who should be prosecuted if your identity is ever revealed and you step out of your own country and expose yourself to arrest?
The number of your countrymen in this category is increasing by the day.
You can exchange notes with Dan Halutz, your former air force commander, who said when asked what he felt when he bombed an apartment building in Gaza that he felt the wings of his plane tremble as the bomb was released.
Did you think that was funny at the time? Do you still think it is funny? Do you think it was a pity about the 18 people who were killed. Now the political leaders who gave you your orders have taken their place in the overcrowded pantheon of Israeli war criminals.
They told you that you were only defending your country. Actually, it?s someone else?s country. Do you know that or you have swallowed the propaganda about the Palestinians running away and your state surrounded by a ring of steel and facing extinction?
Are you a liberal who believes in two ??
. . . but you are never going to admit that even if inside you know deep down that it is true. You can?t admit the truth because the game would be up for you and other brave young men and women like, sent out to kill in the name of protecting the homeland from attack.
Well, sixty years ago, the homeland was attacked by your father and your grandfather and the fathers and grandfathers of your friends. So, what you are actually doing is defending your right to hold stolen property, and that?s nonsense isn?t it.
If someone steals your property, does that mean you only have to wait ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty years for it to become yours? It will still be theirs in a hundred years, won?t it.
What do your parents say when you get home? Does your mother bustle around you, spoiling you, ruffling your hair, making you a cup of tea, relieved that her darling boy is home safe and sound. She won?t have any idea, will she, of what you actually did today, and you aren?t going to be the one to tell her.
In fact you don?t even know and you don?t want to know because you could not live with yourself if you faced up to the detail of what you did today.
You just fired your missile at a target didn?t you. No doubt she will say well done. Yes, it was well done, wasn?t it. You killed civilians very efficiently and effectively.
No possibility of them ever getting to their feet again. No chance of those children growing up or of their dead mothers giving birth to more children. No likelihood that those limbs you severed can be reattached, no way of rejoining the head to the body you decapitated.
In all likelihood you are a nice young from a good family, proud that you go into the air force academy. The kind of nice young man who would not hesitate to rush to the defence of a old man or a child being beaten in the streets.
But isn?t that what you are doing?
What possibility do the old men and women and children have of defending themselves against your aerial mugging ? not that the actions of a back alley bully applies to you. Oh no.
What you are doing is much worse. Infinitely worse. You are not just killing innocent people. You are murdering them. Is this is what you were trained to do in the air force academy? Good heavens, no! What an insult to the air force!!
You were trained to attack and destroy the enemy, weren?t you. To protect the stolen homeland, and if civilians get in the way, as they do when the target area is the most overcrowded piece of earth on the planet, it?s not your fault.
It is the fault of the enemy. After all, they started this and so they are responsible for you having to kill civilians in defence of your stolen country.
And you were not deliberately targeting them anyway, were you. Is it is your fault if the enemy uses schools, mosques, apartment blocks, university campuses, government ministries and the parliament building to stockpile weapons?
So you are not the murderer
? it is the enemy.
Is that the way you justify your behavior? Is that what enables to sleep peacefully at night? But what will you say if all of this catches up with you, not in the middle of the night when you are staring up at the ceiling and wondering what you have done, but in the court of law where you are being tried for war crimes?
?I was only obeying orders?.
Surely even you have heard that somewhere before.
____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________
Jeremy Salt teaches in the Department of Political Science, Bilkent
University, Ankara, and is the author of the recently published The Unmaking
of the Middle East. A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands (Berkeley:
University of California Press, 2008).
INTERESTING CONVERSATION - FAITH (GOD versus SCIENCE)
Posted on Wed, Oct 22, 2008 00:00
An Atheist Professor of Philosophy speaks to his Class on the Problem Science has with GOD, the ALMIGHTY. He asks one of his New Christian Students to stand and . . ?.
Professor : You are a Christian, aren't you, son?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So you Believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD Good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor : Is GOD ALL - POWERFUL ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to GOD to Heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill.. But GOD didn't. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?
(Student is silent)
Professor : You can't answer, can you ? Let's start again, young fella. Is GOD Good?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Is Satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor : Where does Satan come from ?
Student : From . . . GOD . . .
Professor : That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this World?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Evil is everywhere, isn't it ? And GOD did make
Student : Yes.
Professor : So who created evil ?
(Student does not answer)
Professor : Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the World, don't they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, who Created them ?
( Student has no answer )
Professor : Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World. Tell me, son . . . Have you ever Seen GOD?
Student : No, sir.
Professor : Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor : Have you ever Felt your GOD, Tasted your GOD, Smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of GOD for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Professor : Yet you still Believe in HIM?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my Faith.
Professor : Yes, Faith. And that is the Problem Science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?
Professor : Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as Cold?
Professor : Yes.
Student : No sir. There isn't.
(The Lecture Theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events )
Student : Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat, White Heat, a Little Heat or No Heat. But we don't have anything called Cold. We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is No Heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as Cold. Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat. We cannot Measure Cold. Heat is Energy. Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it.
(There is Pin - Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre )
Student : What about Darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as Darkness?
Professor : Yes. What is Night if there isn't Darkness?
Student : You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the Absence of Something? You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, and Flashing Light . . . But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and its called Darkness, isn't it? In reality, Darkness isn't. If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn't you?
Professor : So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is flawed.
Professor : Flawed ? Can you explain how?
Student : Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality. You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a Good GOD and a Bad GOD. You are viewing the Concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can't even explain a Thought. It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that Death cannot exist as a Substantive Thing. Death is Not the Opposite of Life: just the Absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your Students that they evolved from a Monkey?
Professor : If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes, of course, I do.
Student : Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shakes his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument is going)
Student : Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and cannot even prove that this Process is an on - Going Endeavor, Are you not teaching your Opinion, sir? Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?
(The Class is in Uproar )
Student : Is there anyone in the Class who has ever seen the Professor's Brain?
(The Class breaks out into Laughter )
Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's Brain, Felt it, touched or Smelt it? . . . No one appears to have done so. So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have No Brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then Trust you're Lectures, sir?
(The Room is Silent. The Professor stares at the Student, his face unfathomable)
Professor : I guess you'll have to take them on Faith, son.
Student : That is it sir . . . The Link between Man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that Keeps Things Moving & Alive.
Hmmm... Genius vs Intelligent
Posted on Wed, Aug 06, 2008 00:00
I think I already post this but anyhow, please do enjoy it.
When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (ink won't flow down to the writing surface). To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million. They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.
And what did the Russians do...?? They used a pencil.
One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the case of the empty soapbox, which happened in one of Japan's biggest cosmetics companies. The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a soapbox that was empty. Immediately the authorities isolated the problem to the assembly line, which transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department. For some reason, one soapbox went through the assembly line empty.
Management asked its engineers to solve the problem. Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soapboxes that passed through the line to make sure they were not empty. No doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but they spent a whoopee amount to do so.
But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the same problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays, etc., but instead came out with another solution. He bought a strong industrial electric fan and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soapbox passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.
Something to smile
Posted on Mon, Jun 30, 2008 00:00
The following is the transcript of an actual radio conversation in October 1995, between a US Navy ship and the British authorities off the north coast of Scotland. The transcript was released by the MoD on the 10/10/95.
BRITISH: Please diverts your course 15 degrees to the South. To avoid collision.
US Navy: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the North to avoid collision
BRITISH: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision
US Navy: This is the Captain of US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
BRITISH: Negative I say again diverts your course.
US Navy: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER 'USS LINCOLN' THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES' ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, THAT'S 15 DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.
BRITISH: We are a lighthouse YOU DAMN ******' YANKEES!
The price of Gas versus Printer Ink
Posted on Thu, Jun 05, 2008 00:00
All these examples do NOT imply that gasoline is cheap; it just illustrates how outrageous some prices are....
You will be really shocked by the last one! Compared with Gasoline......
Think a gallon of gas is expensive?
This makes one think, and also puts things in perspective.
Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 ...$10.32 per gallon
Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 .........$9.52 per gallon
Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon
Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 .... $10.00 per gallon
Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ...... $33.60 per gallon
Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 ... $178.13 per gallon
Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 .. $123.20 per gallon
Whiteout 7oz $1.39 ....... . $25.42 per gallon
Scope 1.5oz $0.99 .....$84.48 per gallon
And this is the REAL KICKER...
Evian water 9 oz $1.49..$21.19 per gallon! $21.19 for WATER and the buyers doesn?t even know the source (Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)
Ever wonder why printers are so cheap?
So they have you hooked for the ink. Someone calculated the cost of the ink at...............(you won't believe it....but it is true.......) $5,200 a gal. (five thousand two hundred dollars)
So, the next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on water, Scope, or Whiteout, Pepto Bismol, Nyquil or God forbid, Printer Ink!
Just a little humor to help ease the pain of your next trip to the pump...
Terima Kasih Pengundi / Thanks All Voters
Posted on Sun, Mar 16, 2008 00:00
Pagi Ahad aku bangkit dari tidur, lepas dari ?kerja? yang sepatutnya aku buat, aku lepak kat luar rumah. Langit 7.30 pagi terasa aman. Aku hirup udara sepuas-puasnya, hmmm? damai sekali. Ya baru aku ingat, AKU SUDAH BERJAYA? Barisan Alternatif sudah berjaya.
Semalam, jam 8 aku tengok TV3. ?Kelantan mencatat peratusan undi yang tertinggi melebihi 80%?. Sah BN menang, perchis? dalam hati aku, lantas aku sms kat member-member, ?Jom pi spa urut batin dan pekena arak, kita celebrate kekalahan PAS di kelantan?. Aku telan panadol dan terus tidur, dalam hati ?kalah lagi?.
Jam 10.30 malam tetiba sms dan call bertalu-talu, hp aku tak larat nak melayan, aku angkat?. ?Jom celebrate, PAS sapu bersih kelantan, BN kalah teruk kali ini? kata member aku. ?Bior benar kau, malas aku nak keluar, penat panjat pokok pasang bendera pun belum hilang? kata ku. ?Rawang pun PKR menang, Selangor dah hampir tumbang? tempik member aku? Ye ke macam tak percaya, lantas aku bersiap dan terus keluar ke markas utama kami ?Restoran Rahim Maju? di Bandar Baru Rawang, dekat gereja. Apa lagih minum teh lah. Tak sia sia 3-4 hari geng aku panjat pokok pasang bendera Adil dan PAS (walaupun PAS tak bertanding kat kawasan aku)
Maka dengan ini saya dengan rendah diri ingin mengucapkan jutaan terima kasih kepada semua pengundi yang sudi mengundi pada hari sabtu lalu. TERIMA KASIH BEBANYAK. Thanks to all voters that giving some hope to Malaysia. Thank you very much for your votes.
Analisa politik dari kaca mata Aku
Aku pernah dengar cerita dari seorang ustaz kat IKIM, dia kata pada masa dulu Perikatan datang (tak silap Tun Razak ke Tun Hussin Onn) minta rakyat kelantan undi mereka. Berucap di Pade Beng (Padang Merdeka) mereka berjanji ?macam-macam? kepada rakyat kelantan. Apa yang berlaku, tengah syok berucap? 90% rakyat kelantan kat situ terus keluar dari Padang Merdeka. Mererka tidak suka orang ?Cakap Besar?.
Inilah apa yang terjadi sekarang di kelantan. PANTANG orang kelantan kalau ?agah?. Orang kelantan cukup tak suka orang ?agah?.
Saya tak nak komen banyak, rata-rata mereka masih miskin dan memerlukan bantuan kerajaan (bukan macam kelantan). So dengan kemenangan BN maka rakyat masih dapat rasa wang ihsan. Kalau PAS memerintah, mana nak cari duit. Dulu parah jugak mereka nak survive.
Ni Najib punya hal, mereka merasakan Najib patut jadi PM maka mereka memberi sokongan padu pada Najib. 2004 Najib menang majoriti amat kecil sekali tapi sekarang more than 20,000. So sekarang Najib kena lawan Pak Lah lah pulak.
Masih lagi kubu kuat UMNO dan BN. Tapi pecah jugak sikit. Mungkin pengundi terasa selesa dengan suasana sekarang sebab itu mereka tiada sebab untuk memilih pembangkang. Tapi hari ini rata rata menyesal tak ikut Selangor, tak pa ada masa lagi.
Pun masih bertahan walaupun banyak Alternative ambil alih. Tak tahu nak kata mungkin mereka selesa atau tak da isu yang cukup kuat untuk ubah kerajaan.
Negeri Sembilan ?
Ni den tak nak komen banyak, ?kao sapo?? masih lagi kuat dikalangan mereka. KJ dah tumbang tapi naik balik, tu yang den heran. Apa apa pun PAS dapat lah jugak merasa.
Selangor dan Kuala Lumpur ?
Ambik kau, jadi pembangkang lah Khir Joyo. Ada orang hantar sms kat aku semalam ?Barang siapa yang terjumpa seorang rakyat selangor berketurunan jawa, pendek pendek sikit dengan muka perasan hensom, tolong lapur kat Balai Polis berhampiran, sebab orang ini sorok kunci pejabat Menteri Besar Selangor? hehehe?
Orang kat Selangor dan KL ni banyak tahu rahsia kerajaan maka bagi mereka, BN dah tak releven lagi, sebab itu mereka tukar kerajaan. Faktor Cina benci MCA dan India benci MIC amat kuat disini.
Defakto Anwar, mungkin jugak bro, kasi undi kat Nurul Izzah yang cun melecun tun menang (nasib baik dah kahwin). Syarizat cakap bosar sangat.
Perak Kedah dan P.Pinang
Suatu perkara yang amat mengejutkan. Penang tu kira ok lah tapi sampai ke Kedah dan Perak ni boleh tahan. Tak sangka orang disana ?marah? kepada kerajaan. Pak Lah semput tak terkata macam cicak tertelah kapur barus.
Rafidah Aziz nasib baik terselamat dari ?Tendangan Tanpa Bayang? pengundi. Kalau tak? hehehe ikutlah Latok Sami pi jaga pondok tol kat Jelapang.
Tak larat nak komen, nogeri kocik, tabur duit cukup untuk semua rakyat merasa sikit sebanyak. PAS kalah teruk kat sini beb. Bukan nak kata mereka ni tolak PAS tapi mereka happy dengan Menteri Besar mereka sekarang. Nak buat camno, siam dekat hehehe.
Sabah dan Sarawak
Kalau Sabah dan Sarawak KELUAR dari Barisan Nasional dan MASUK Alternative maka BN akan jadi pembangkang kat Malaysia. Dengar tu Pak Lah. BN kat semenanjung tak cukup majoriti untuk tubuh kerajaan kalau tak da Sabah dan Sarawak.
Rakyat Sabah dan Sarawak, masa untuk kamu berfikir samada masih lagi RELEVEN atau TIDAK untuk kamu undi BN. Fikirlah sekarang kerana sudah nyata orang semenajung TOLAK BN.
Kesimpulan yang boleh dibuat.
Pak Lah and the BN Geng, kamu ini Riak, Takbur, Sombong, Bongkak, Besar Diri, Pandang Hina kat Orang, Pandang Rendah kat Orang, Terasa diri Hebat dan Megah. Kamu hina Allah Taala, Kamu hina perlembagaan dan kamu hina rakyat.
Tunggu lah kejatuhan kamu semua. TAKBIR
MR PRIME MINISTER DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?
Posted on Wed, Jan 30, 2008 00:00
Mr. Prime Minister,
First there were 2,500.
Then there were 138,000.
Now there are 30,000.
Tomorrow there will be more.
The day after even more.
Mr. Prime Minister,
Do you hear them?
Do you hear the people sing?
Do you hear the song of angry men?
Do you hear the music of the people who will not keep silent any more?
Do you hear the beating of the people?s hearts?
The beating of their hearts for justice is louder than the beating your police can give.
Mr. Prime Minister,
Do you see them?
Do you see the people?s tears?
Do you see the people in a sea of yellow two kilometers long?
Do you see the tears on their faces?
The tears from their cry for democracy are more than those your tear gas can cause.
Mr. Prime Minister,
Do you feel them?
Do you feel the people?s force?
Do you feel the strength of the people who will not be marginalized and oppressed any more?
The strength of their resolve for equality is more than the force of your water canons.
Mr. Prime Minister,
Do you know them?
Do you know the people?s dream?
Do you know the dream of the people for justice, equality, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
The power of the people in their thirst for justice, is stronger than the brute force you can ever muster.
Mr Prime Minister,
Do you hear the people?
William Leong Jee Keen
26th November 2007
The REAL American People
Posted on Mon, Jan 21, 2008 00:00
RESERVATIONS OF AN AIRLINE AGENT
(After Surviving 130,000 Calls From The Traveling Public)
I work in a central reservation office of an airline. After more than 130,000 conversations -- all ending with "Have a nice day and thanks for calling" -- I think it's fair to say that I'm a survivor.
I've made it through all the calls from adults who didn't know the difference between a.m. and p.m.,
from mothers of military recruits who didn't trust their little soldiers to get it right,
from the woman who called to get advice on how to handle her teenage daughter,
from the man who wanted to ride inside the kennel with his dog so he wouldn't have to pay for a seat,
from the woman who wanted to know why she had to change clothes on our flight between Chicago and Washington (she was told she'd have to make a change between the two cities)
and from the man who asked if I'd like to discuss the existential humanism that emanates from the soul of Habeeb.
In five years, I've received more than a boot camp education regarding the astonishing lack of awareness of our American citizenry. This lack of awareness encompasses every region of the country, economic status, ethnic background, and level of education. My battles have included everything from a man not knowing how to spell the name of the town he was from,
to another not recognizing the name of "Iowa" as being a state,
to another who thought he had to apply for a foreign passport to fly to West Virginia. They are the enemy and they are everywhere.
In the history of the world there has never been as much communication and new things to learn as today. Yet, after asking a woman from New York what city she wanted to go to in Arizona, she asked "Oh...is it a big place?"
I talked to a woman in Denver who had never heard of Cincinnati, a man in Minneapolis who didn't know there was more than one city in the South ("wherever the South is"),
a woman in Nashville who asked, "Instead of paying for my ticket, can I just donate the money to the National Cancer Society?",
and a man in Dallas who tried to pay for his ticket by sticking quarters in the pay phone he was calling from.
I knew a full invasion was on the way when, shortly after signing on, a man asked if we flew to exit 35 on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Then a woman asked if we flew to area code 304.
And I knew I had been shipped off to the front when I was asked, "When an airplane comes in, does that mean it's arriving or departing?"
I remembered the strict training we had received -- four weeks of regimented classes on airline codes, computer technology, and telephone behavior -- and it allowed for no means of retaliation. "Troops," we were told, "it's real hell out there and you got no defense. You're going to hear things so silly you can't even make 'em up. You'll try to explain things to your friends that you don't even believe yourself, and just when you think you've heard it all, someone will ask if they can get a free round-trip ticket to Europe by reciting 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'."
Well, Sarge was right. It wasn't long before I suffered a direct hit from a woman who wanted to fly to Hippopotamus, NY. After assuring her that there was no such city, she became irate and said it was a big city with a big airport. I asked if Hippopotamus was near Albany or Syracuse. It wasn't. Then I asked if it was near Buffalo. "Buffalo!" she said. "I knew it was a big animal!"
Then I crawled out of my bunker long enough to be confronted by a man who tried to catch our flight in Maconga. I told him I'd never heard of Maconga and we certainly didn't fly to it. But he insisted we did and to prove it he showed me his ticket: Macon, GA.
I've done nothing during my conversational confrontations to indicate that I couldn't understand English. But after quoting the round-trip fare the passenger just asked for, he'll always ask: "...Is that one-way?" I never understood why they always question if what I just gave them is what they just asked for. Then I realized it was part of the hell Sarge told us about.
But I've survived to direct the lost, correct the wrong, comfort the weary, teach U.S. geography and give tutoring in the spelling and pronunciation of American cities. I have been told things like: "I can't go stand-by for your flight because I'm in a wheelchair." I've been asked such questions as: "I have a connecting flight to Knoxville. Does that mean the plane sticks to something?" And once a man wanted to go to Illinois. When I asked what city he wanted to go to in Illinois, he said, "Cleveland, Ohio."
After 130,000 little wars of varying degrees, I'm a wise old veteran of the communicating conflict and can anticipate with accuracy what the next move by "them" will be. Seventy-five percent won't have anything to write on.
Half will not have thought about when they're returning. A third won't know where they're going; 10 percent won't care where they're going. A few won't care if they get back. And James will be the first name of half the men who call.
But even if James doesn't care if he gets to the city he never heard of; even if he thinks he has to change clothes on our plane that may stick to something; even if he can't spell, pronounce, or remember what city he's returning to, he'll get there because I've worked very hard to make sure that he can. Then with a click of the phone, he'll become a part of my past and I'll be hoping the next caller at least knows what day it is.
Oh, and James..."Thanks for calling and have a nice day."
By: Jonathan Lee -- TheWashingtonPost
Asyura Day (10 Muharam 1429H)
Posted on Thu, Jan 17, 2008 00:00
How?s life kicking you now? Hope you all can have a bit moment and read my post. Nothing much but just want to share with you one of the most important day in Islamic calendar, that is Asyura Day.
Asyura Day falls on 10th of Muharram. Muharram is the first month of Muslim calendar (Muslim calendar follows moon). Lots of stories happen during Day of Asyura but I just want to focus on one thing, that is Asyura porridge.
According Muslims history after the big flood, Prophet Noah?s ship landed on a mountain. That day they said happen on 10th of Muharram (that is called Asyura Day). After everybody got out from the ship, only a little food left for them to eat. So they decide to gather anything that can be eaten and cook (become porridge).
Yomkippur in Jewish (as a same date to Asyura) being celebrate as the day when GOD gave Torah (Old Testament) to Mosses
In my country, we celebrate that day (falls on 19 January 08), and I am the chef who gonna cook the Asyura porridge. So I shall share with you the recipe (you can try INK).
1. Gula / Sugar10 kg
2. Manisan / Molasses (sugar came from coconut trees)1 kg
3. Ubi Stelo / Tapioca5 kg
4. Kacang Hijau / Green bean 3 kg (soak in the water to soften it)
5. Santan / Coconut milk10 kg
6. Beras / Rice10 kg
7. Kelapa parut / Desiccated coconut 1 kg (fry without oil till become brown)
8. Garam kasar / Saltabout 100 grams
9. Daging / Meat3 kg (broil and cut into smaller pieces)
10. Jagung / Corn6 tin
That?s the main ingredient, smaller parts are
1. Halia / Ginger? kg
2. Lengkuas / Galangal? kg
3.Serai / Lemongrass? kg
4.Bawang Merah / Red onion1 ? kg
5.Bawang Puteh / Garlic100 grams
The most important parts are the spices. These spices can only being found in Kelantan. It is the mixture of several spices and we call it Awah.
How to cook?
First of all, take a big pot, put all the rice inside there (of course you have to wash it first) and cook. Put also tapioca, green bean and corn. Add water if necessary. Cook them till all mixed up and becomes porridge (the color become dark brown). It took about 4 hours to cook it. Stir the porridge from the beginning and please do not stop at all.
At the same time all the smaller parts (ginger, galangal and others) must be fry without oil and add the Awah. Fry till its turn brown (smell pretty nice), let it cool down as you need to mix it later with the porridge.
When the first parts become porridge, add coconut milk and salt (don?t stop stir the porridge)
When all mixed up (about 2 hours later) add sugar and molasses. Cook till all mixed up (another 2 hours). The finally you can put the Awah and meat and cook it about 2 hours.
When all in and the porridge become sticky you can put it into the small pan and let it cool down for about 2 hours.
This is very delicious and tomorrow night we are going to cook it. Our plan is that we start about 9.00 p.m. and we hope that we can finish it by 10.00 am the next day.
Wanna join me? ¿¿
Khas Untuk Adik Solehah, Kajang Selangor
Posted on Wed, Jan 02, 2008 00:00
Kawan bertahun kita bersama
Bagai semalam baru bersua
Kawan dihadapan oh! Indahnya
Kita bersama berkelana
Kawan bertahun kita bersama
Bagai semalam baru bersua
Kawan dihadapan oh! Indahnya
Kita bersama berkelana
Namun kita jauh di dunia sendiri
Bekalan sendiri(semangat sendiri) Impian sendiri
Meski pun jauh namun kita tetap bersama
Dek ruang yang memisahkan kita
Kawan hidup ini umpama langit yang tidak selalu cerah
Kawan hidup ini umpama awan yang tidak selalu putih
Ingatlah bintang-bintang di langit Takkan terus berkelipan
Ingatlah pelangi yang indah Pasti akan hilang
Kawan jangan biarkan dirimu
Cantik namun akhirnya menjadi perhiasan di dinding
Kawan jangan biarkan dirimu
Umpama lipan dan kala
Berbisa namun akhirnya menjadi perhiasan di meja tulis
Oh! Kawan jadilah seperti si matahari
Membakar diri demi insan sejagat
Oh! Kawan jadilah seperti bulan purnama
Menerangi malam yang gelap gelita
Menunjukkan jalan demi ummat semesta
Menunjukkan jalan demi ummat semesta ( 2X )
Smile Always :-)
Posted on Thu, Dec 27, 2007 00:00
Once a man went to a Veterinary Doctor in India and said:
Man: Doctor I have come on vacation for a month so that I can get myself treated fully within this period.
Doctor: I think you should go to the Doctor opposite to my clinic, see that board.
Man: No, Doctor, I have come to you only
Doctor: But, gentleman I am a Veterinary Doctor. I am an animal specialist. I do not treat human beings.
Man: I know, Doctor very well and that is why I have come to you only...
Doctor: I can not, because you speak like me, think like me, talk like me which means you are a human being and not an animal.
Man: I know I am a human but listen to my complaints first:
Doctor: OK. Tell me.
I sleep like dog thinking about my work load whole night.
I get up in the morning like a horse
I go to work running like a deer
I work all the day like a donkey
I run around for 11 months like a bull without any holiday.
I wag my tail in front of all my bosses
I play with my children like a monkey if I get time.
I am like a rabbit before my wife
Doctor: are you a Bank Employee?
Man: Yes !!
Doctor: Instead of telling this long history you should have told me in the beginning itself that you are a Bank Employee. Come man, no one can treat you better than me.
(Pass this massage to all Bank employees. Let them know their real life.)
Salam Idil Adha 1428H
Posted on Tue, Dec 18, 2007 00:00
Salam Idil Adha 1428H
To all my beloved friends and families, I wish and wish all of you a happy idil adha,
The sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son Prophet Ishmae
Briefly on Hajj
The Hajj was based on a pilgrimage that was ancient even in the time of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w in the 7th Century. According to Hadith, elements of the Hajj trace back to the time of Abraham, around 2000 BC, and it is believed that the angel Gabriel, who revealed the location of the Zamzam Well, taught the rites of the pilgrimage to Abraham's son, Prophet Ishmael.
Each year, tribes from all around the Arabian peninsula would converge on Mecca, as part of the pilgrimage. The exact faith of the tribes was not important at that time, and Christian Arabs were as likely to make the pilgrimage as the pagans. Muslim historians refer to the time before Prophet Muhammad as al-Jahiliyah, the "Days of Ignorance", during which the Kaaba contained hundreds of idols representing totems of each of the tribes of the Arabian peninsula. The idols represented multiple faiths, from pagan gods to symbols of Jesus, Mary, Hubal and Allah.
Prophet Muhammad was known to regularly perform the Umrah, even before he began receiving revelations. Historically, Muslims would gather at various meeting points in other great cities, and then proceed en masse towards Mecca, in groups that could comprise tens of thousands of pilgrims. Two of the most famous meeting points were in Cairo and Damascus. In Cairo, the Sultan would stand atop a platform of the famous gate Bab Zuwayla, to officially watch the beginning of the annual pilgrimage.
In 632, when Prophet Muhammad led his followers from Medina to Mecca, it was the first Hajj to be performed by Muslims alone, and it was at this point that the Hajj became one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The Kaaba had been cleansed of the previous idols, and Prophet Muhammad ordained it as the house of God.
How to stay cancer free,From Johns Hopkins Hospital
Posted on Mon, Dec 03, 2007 00:00
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY (TRY THE KEY WORD) AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHN HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .
Cancer Update from John Hopkins
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruit help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts)and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
(PLEASE FORWARD IT TO PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT)
CANCER UPDATE FROM JOHN HOPKINS HOSPITAL , U S - PLEASE READ
1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave.
Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as these release dioxins from the plastic.
Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.
You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.
He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt the plastic out and drip into the food. Cover food instead with a paper towel.
This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life.
Something To Share
Posted on Tue, Nov 13, 2007 00:00
F A M I L Y
I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed, God's still small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."
By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.
"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."
I said, "Son, I'm v ery sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace us in
a matter of days.
But the family we left behind will feel the loss
for the rest of their lives.
And come to think of it, we ...
Cuba Menghubungi Seorang Teman
Posted on Fri, Oct 26, 2007 00:00
Surat ini dituju khas kepada Suniya, diharap beliau menerima nya.
macam mana kita ingin bertemu? sedangkan kita tetap masih berjauhan. bagai mana kita harus berhubung? sedangakan kita tidak mengenali antara satu sama lain
jikalau sudi, carilah saya di internet... pasti ketemu
An Amazing Love Story
Posted on Mon, Oct 15, 2007 00:00
An amazing Love Story
He met her on a party. She was so outstanding, many guys chasing after her, while he so normal; nobody paid attention to him. At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised, but due to being polite, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, she thought, please, let me go home.... Suddenly he asked the waiter. "Would you please give me some salt? I'd like to put it in my coffee."
Everybody stared at him, so strange! His face turned red, but still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it. She asked him curiously; why you have this hobby? He replied: "when I was a little boy, I was living near the sea, I like playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I miss my parents who are still living there". While saying that tears filled his eyes. She was deeply touched.
That's his true feeling, from the bottom of his heart. A man, who can tell out his homesickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares about home, and has responsibility of home. Then she also started to speak, spoke about her faraway hometown, her childhood, her family. That was a really nice talk, also a beautiful beginning of their story.
They continued to date. She found that actually he was a man who meets all her demands; he had tolerance, was kind hearted, warm, careful. He was such a good person but she almost missed him! Thanks to his salty coffee! Then the story was just like every beautiful love story, the princess married to the prince, and then they were living the happy life... And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in the coffee e, as she knew that's the way he liked it.
After 40 years, he passed away, left her a letter, which said: "M...
Salam Eid Fitri 1428H
Posted on Tue, Oct 09, 2007 00:00
Salam Eid Fitri 1428H to all Muslims in this world.
May Allah Taala bless all of you.
Somebody told me a short story,
One day a guy came to a barbershop to cut his hair and trim his beard. While entertaining the guy, they start to chat till they came to one topic, GOD.
The barber told the guy, ?I don?t believe that GOD exist? Why? Ask the guy. ?Look at this world, full of pain, suffer, hatred, hunger, look around you. If GOD exist then people will live in peace and harmony.?
The guy keep quiet, don?t want to start argument. When the barber finish his work, the guy pay him and start walking towards the door. Suddenly he saw a man with long and dirty hair. The guy turn to the barber and say ? I don?t believe that barber exist, look around you, still lots of people with long and dirty hair?
The barber shocks and says ? I am here, they just don?t come to me to cut their hair?. ?That?s the point? say the guy. ?GOD exists but people don?t come to GOD?
Tribute to The Greatest Man in My Life
Posted on Mon, Sep 24, 2007 00:00
Just wanna share somethin' with you, my father passed away on Sept 17 2007 after nearly a month o fever.
my mom passed away on Dec 26 1989 and my stepmom passed away in 1993.
i am totally lost right now... too much things to do... i dont know when i shall be able to be back