Thursday, November 30, 2006

Precious moment

I will cherish this precious moment forever.That was Harraz Haiman or TIN TIN (muka sebijik macam cartoon Tin Tin!) as we fondly called him, clad with bright yellow coloured Elmo's bag and enjoying his 1 year old birthday present with his grandparents; discovering the fact that he can finally walk!

Ah, it reminds me of what Louis Pasteur once said,

"When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become."

Monday, November 27, 2006


Only 6 people turned up. That's the problem Cathy Perkins from Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit warned me about when I told her my program would have start as a volunteer-based.

I must thank the people who turned up that Saturday. Dr Alzamani who came straight from HKL after his locum, Munirah, her brother Muzaffar (me and Alzamani enjoyed talking to him about C&C process as he is currently studying at GMI Shamelin Perkasa), Puan Noraini aka Kak Onie of SALAM, Ina - hardcore SALAM volunteer and works as a lab assistant at a school in Hulu Yam, Ain our bubbly part-timer and Syahmi, 9 year old boy who came to accompany her mom to work at our ward that day.

We learned breathing,clown walk (thanks to brilliant idea from zamani), complicity and improvisation. We used the open space next to the ward and occasionally we noticed the patients peeking through the window to see us doing the exercises.

I am looking forward to do the next workshop next month. But this time around,I am only seek for committed volunteers; so I might charge them refundable fee if they want to come. Otherwise, they can easily cancel their commitment last minute. Even, some of them don't have the courtesy to return my missed calls and simply relayed the message through a third person who turned up. Maybe free knowledge don't have any values at all to some people.Enough is enoughlah.

Friday, November 24, 2006

2nd Hospital Clown Training

alhamdulillah. esok will be organising 2nd workshops at HUKM. around 10 people are coming for the workshop. Will teach them theatrical aspects of hospital clowning; complicity,improvisations and problem solving and of course fun part - playing bubble soaps!

Monday, November 20, 2006

random act of kindness

Received a bag of coins from a grieving mother today. It is her daughter's savings. Lee Ling Pei was her name and she was 8 when she passed away of Leukemia last month.

The image of a mother and a quiet father performing a random act of kindness to other cancer patients will embedded deeply in my mind for a very long time.

Monday, November 13, 2006

tough lorr

Been advised that it's going to be tough.

Calls never been picked up. SMS never been answered.

Hahaha...I hope she know what she is up against with.

Friday, November 10, 2006

You Learned

It was yesterday. I was assembling my newly bought bookshelf in the living room when I hear familiar footsteps outside. Oh, these bunch of kids, again! For past few days, my “halaman’ becoming a favourite spot for the kids from the neighbourhood for their hide-and-seek games. My rented house is cozily situated on a cul-de-sac lane and I really enjoy the “quietness” of it after work. Thus, the presence of the kids running around lately made me a little bit annoyed.

I was halfway through with the bookshelf I decided to have a little “nice words” with the kids outside my house.

I opened the sliding doors and through the grill I saw 2 or 3 kids with bicycles and I said nicely,

“Adik, boleh tak main kat tempat lain?Kalau apa apa hal tak pun barang hilang dari rumah orang, adik pulak kena tuduh nanti”.

One of the kids, the smallest,

“Ok, ok , kami faham” and they walked away.

For a while I was glad.

A minute later when I returned to finish assembling the shelf, I realized.

“Have I say something wrong? They are just bunch of kids who see my house as their safe place” I reasoned.

“Perhaps, I was too quick to judge them” I quietly said to myself.

“Do they pose problem to me so far?”

The answer is quite clear. I was wrong.

I quickly finished hit the last nails into the bookshelf and prepared myself for my routine walk at Bukit Indah Forest Reserve. As I drove out from the house, I saw the kids again at the junction.

I slowly stopped the van and rolled the window. I said,

“ Dik, bukan saya tak bagi adik main di rumah saya tu. Ada besi tutup lubang tempat kumbah tu pecah”. Yes there is a broken septic tank cover situated in the house compound that has not been replaced for quite sometime.

“Takut nanti kamu main di situ terjatuh.”
I reasoned nicely.

The smallest kid replied,

“ Ooo..pakcik tak marah lah kami main kat sana ya?”

“Tak. Tapi pakcik takut awak jatuh dalam lubang tu” I explained.

“ OOo..pakcik risau kat kami lah ya..OK..kami faham” He said.

“Jadi, pakcik tak kisah kami main kat sana?” He cleverly negotiated their terms.

“Tak tapi hati hatilah”. WIN!

“OK”. Agreed.

Phew. Yesterday, One thing I learned, that it’s better to explain something with care with the young rather than scolding or shouting at them right away without explaining the reasons behind it. You will never get their respect.
Note: And another good lesson, I know I am already old when they called me Pakcik.


got the result the other day. Alhamdulillah 80% OK and have to work out another 20%.
That 20% can be tough one.But I am determined.

Tell me friends,

how to woo and heal a broken heart?

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

hari ini

dengan izin perkenan penyimpan mohor besar jiran dekat rumah; Maka jawapannya akan diketahui hari ini.

Friday, November 03, 2006

pantun menunggu

Orang tua-tua kata,

Kalau padi, katakan padi,
Tidak saya tertampi-tampi,
Kalau sudi, katakan sudi,
Tidak saya ternanti-nanti.

On the other hand,

Kalau matahari tinggi segalah,
Mari solat sunat 2 rakaat,
Kalau tak sudi cakap ajelah,
boleh saya beli oven EUROPA cepat-cepat!

ha..jawab jangan tak jawab!

(Nota: pantun ke-2 itu tiada maksud atau niat apa-apa untuk menyinggung perasaan sesiapa termasuk salesman oven Europa)

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Sesungguhnya penantian itu suatu penyeksaan!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

memori raya di jerantut

family photo (cousins,wan,uncles,aunty,nephew and nieces semua ada)

my nephew, Harraz Haiman with Abah

my mom with my bro aka Pakcik Kecik

Lemang Goreng Abah

Jagung Kukus gua aka Pakcik Besar