Subtle_Fortitude

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The BIG 19..!

Posted by nuruliman45 on May 31, 2009

Today’s May 31st 2009..!  19 years ago..my bro was born into the world…!

so… a big HAPPY 19th BIRTHDAY to Abdul Rahman a.k.a dromey a.k.a Doraemon…!

Just to let you guys know, my family usually does a kind of 3-in-1 birthday celebration at the beginning of June, for Dromey’s, the 3rd, and 4th siblings’ birthdays are all in one week!  But it seems this year it’s 2-in-1 since he’s in Egypt now 😦

So, Dromey…here’s 2 cakes sendin’ to ya express!! 🙂  Text me when it arrives k!  😉 …hoho…

May ALLAH keep you safe always, grant you his blessings till the end of time, and award you true contentment in this life moreover in the hereafter…AMEEN.

Gosh, you’re 19 already huh, Dromey…together becoming adults aren’t we.  It’s funny how as wittle kids, we took each other for granted.  I could have looked over you better…but what’s gone is gone..let’s not take the rest of our time for granted anymore ok.

As for your exam…Keep your grip in your studying, I know it’s a bit tough over there, but you can do it!  Your perseverance is strong, i know… Good luck in your next paper k… All the best little bro…!  Chow!

~*`*~ Subtle_Fortitude ~*`*~

Ehem:  got a little nostalgic there, but ya know, that’s how it’s like being a sentimental eldest sister…always worrying about all the younger siblings.  hm!  It’s not like I want to, it’s just somehow programmed in my system to be so.erk….

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My Heart Speaks… (1)

Posted by nuruliman45 on May 30, 2009

Hearing about the difficult times and all the emotional tests my big-housmate-sisters here go through in getting the right person to marry make me think to myself man am I lucky I’m still young!!


Why is everyone getting married??? Argh..>!

OK…let me list down all the people that I know is getting married (in my head)… her, him, her, her, her….

All the friends getting engaged soon? her, him, her, erm then, her, her, her….and the list goes on

P/S: a special congrats to my special ‘big sis’ who just tied the knot on the 16th of May in Kuantan..!  Hope GOD blesses every second of your ‘new life’..!  🙂

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You see, my housmates are all older than me and most are at the ambang of graduating and going on with there next phase of adulthood:  preparation for berumahtangga.

….SO…story after story do I ‘accidentally’ listen to about all my big-housmate-sisters’ respective fairy tales and nightmares, plus complications in reaching their ‘happinesshood’.  Dilemmas here and there.  Having to make choices between 2 or 3 equally great guys (well, more accurately stated as gentlemen) that nak masuk meminang… Choices not parallel with what parents desire…happy times…sad times…the works!

What say me?

Hearing about the difficult times and all the emotional tests my big-housmate-sisters here go through in getting the right person to marry make me think to myself man am I lucky I’m still young!! …I don’t have to get my head all caught up in these emotional drag downs.  But obviously these are what all people go through in reaching true happiness after getting married; undergo test after test in finding the right person and finding the right time to get married.  Yup!  Young is great!! :-p

… Then …when hearing how one after another of my big-housmate-sisters receiving multiple ‘requests’, and how contented they are after they istikharah, and decide on the right person, I then start asking myself: When’s it my turn?  How would I know when the right time it is to ‘find’ that someone? I mean, most of my school friends already have someone they are confident will be ‘the one’ they’ll naik pelamin with one day.  Why shouldn’t I have someone?  Wouldn’t it be great if I too was confident with whom I’ll spend the rest of my life with? hmmm…

(It’s REALLY weird how I didn’t even think of all this junk last semester…is this the meaning of growing in maturity? haha…)

Hah! that’s all the heart of an average female adolescent speaking…!  🙂 The natural voices of any single gal going through the ups and downs of adolescence.

…whatever it is… this is my STAND:

No Love til akad

The present time is 100% for Islam, family, and studies…

The remaining question here is:  When is the right time? 🙂

~*`*~ Subtle_Fortitude ~*`*~

Ehem: My goodness!!!  it is true??? I’m actually talking about marriage..!!!

Ehem x2:  Hope you all don’t feel weird I’m suddenly pouring my heart out about this kind of stuff..!

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Imagine…

Posted by nuruliman45 on May 26, 2009

IMAGINE

imagine

Imagine yourself after you pass away

Imagine your grave through night and through day

Wishing that you did not do as they say

Wishing that you had got up and had prayed.

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Imagine, my friends, the day that you died

Imagine all of the tears that they cried

Remember how it felt when your body was tied

Remember how it felt in the grave which you lied.

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Imagine the day you’ll be called to account

Imagine the sum to which your life will amount

Think for a moment of the deeds which you mount

Think for a moment how much they will count.

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What will they say of you when you are dead?

What will they say, what will be said?

Will they speak of all the poor who you fed?

Will they remember all the Qur`an that you read?

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Think not of them, but of Allah, Lord of mankind and jinn

Think of Allah when tempted to sin

Think of the paradise which you will dwell in

Don’t wait till later to think what might have been.

Anonymous

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~*`*~ Subtle_Fortitude~*`*~

Ehem:  am in a slap-yourself-remember-that-you’re-gonna-die-one-day mood.

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Buses in Kelantan are better than in Melaka..!

Posted by nuruliman45 on May 25, 2009

I couldn’t help but comment on this…

I have been staying in Melaka (away from my hometown) ever since I entered tertiary education (since 2005), so I have been using public transport since.  That’s 4 years!  And I still have several semesters left in completing my degree there… so…that makes it even longer in Melaka…

Yeah, Melaka Sentral’s a quite impressive bus station, but the domestic buses – which, to remind u, is what people go to Melaka Sentral for – are not great at all!

  • They wibble-wobble like they’re gonna runtuh anytime
  • The cleanliness…ermm..
  • dah la not comfortable, then they force the passengers to be packed-up like sardines, especially during rush hours..haih.

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Look at the buses in KB (above).  Kelantan added a huge fleet of new comfortable DOMESTIC traveling buses a few years ago.  Looks like express buses, doesn’t it?… However, friends, these are actually domestic buses…AIR COND…comfortable for any 30-minute ride.

Don’t want to sound materialistic, picky, pampered and all, but it makes me wonder what the Malaccan Government does with their money to ensure the comfort of Melaka’s dwellers.

I remembered watching these small kids with their bags entering a bus I was on with their big brother, in the heat of the afternoon. The bus was full so they had to stand. Felt sorry for them, so I offered my seat. But mine fitted only the two kids, their brother had to stand. So, that left me standing holding on to a pole, with my slippery-based sandals, holding for dear life as the bus driver swerved dreadfully at all turns.

Just to let u know…

Shopping complex after shopping complex is established in this state (The second Jusco in Melaka is in the making)…but has the state government realized the many Malaccan dwellers that don’t have the money to even step into these shopping complexes?  Welfare of the people in need should be given more focus to.


The real question I’m arising here is: Where does all Melaka’s money go to??

(Let’s all ask CM Ali Rustam…)

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~*`*~ Subtle_Fortitude ~*`*~

I couldn’t help but comment on this…

I have been staying in Melaka (away from my hometown) ever since I entered tertiary education (since 2005), so I have been using public transport since.  That’s 4 years!

Yeah, Melaka Sentral’s a quite impressive bus station, but the domestic buses – which, to remind u, is what people go to Melaka Sentral for – are not great at all!

  • They wibble-wobble like they’re gonna runtuh anytime
  • The cleanliness…ermm..
  • dah la not comfortable, then they force the passengers to be packed-up like sardines, especially during rush hours..haih.

bus1

Don’t want to sound materialistic, picky, pampered and all, but it makes me wonder what the Malaccan Government does with their money to ensure the comfort of Melaka’s dwellers.

I remembered watching these small kids with their bags entering a bus I was on with their big brother, in the heat of the afternoon. The bus was full so they had to stand. Felt sorry for them, so I offered my seat. But mine fitted only the two kids, their brother had to stand. So, that left me standing holding on to a pole, with my slippery-based sandals, holding for dear life as the bus driver swerved dreadfully at all turns.

Shopping complex after shopping complex is established in this state (The second Jusco in Melaka is in the making)…but has the state government realized the many Malaccan dwellers that don’t have the money to even step into these shopping complexes?

The real question I’m arising here is: Where does all Melaka’s money go to???

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Strength in Life Complications

Posted by nuruliman45 on May 24, 2009

STRENGTH IS WITHIN YOU..!

WAITING FOR THE RIGHT TIME TO SHINE…

Sometimes, everything seems to go wrong…and at times, I feel that one complication after another comes shooting at me.  I’m sure you also have times like these where calmness seems too far to be reached… We sigh while telling ourselves how life seems to be so difficult.

There are times when I just feel like

secluding myself in a quiet place at home,

away from Melaka,

away from leadership responsibilities on campus,

away from my academic struggle,

avoid responsibilities as an eldest child,

an eldest grandchild,

a holder of family dignity,

a role model for my 6 younger siblings,

and as a person having to take care of ever single thing one does.

Seems easy, huh…running away from it all.  In reality, it’s easy for only a split second!  The consequences of running from everything can even complicate your life even more…! :-p

The real way out

Whenever I come back to my senses, I realize that there’s something that gives true calmness: remembering ALLAH.  Going through all the difficulties because of HIM…wanting to attain HIS ultimate blessings.  HIS grace.  Its from these difficulties that I realize I’m never alone.  And its from these complications that I gain the strength I possess now…

….Absolutely, by remembering GOD, the hearts rejoice.

[Al-Ra’ad: 28]

..There’s truth in the lyrics from the song above! (Mestica – Mimpi Yang Indah)

…I can imagine my friends telling me this:

havefaith

~*`*~ Subtle_Fortitude ~*`*~

Ehem:  I have been sounding quite tense based on my recent entries…hey, a blog’s a blog… want to share it with readers 🙂  Don’t worry, hasn’t come to the extent of depression yet!! hehehe :-p

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