..sonnet 116..

let me not to the marriage of true minds
admit impediments. love is not love
which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove:

o no! it is an ever-fixed mark
that looks on tempests and is never shaken;
it is the star to every wandering bark,
whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.

love's not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks,
within his bending sickle's compass come:
love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
but bear it out even to the edge of doom.

if this be error and upon me be proved,
i never writ, nor no man ever loved.

-william shakespeare

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

..keep breathing..


if you can keep your head when all about you
are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
but make allowance for their doubting too:
if you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
or being hated don't give way to hating,
and yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

if you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
if you can think - and not make thoughts your aim,
if you can meet with triumph and disaster
and treat those two impostors just the same:.
if you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
and stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;

if you can make one heap of all your winnings
and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
and lose, and start again at your beginnings,
and never breathe a word about your loss:
if you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
to serve your turn long after they are gone,
and so hold on when there is nothing in you
except the will which says to them: "hold on!"

if you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
if all men count with you, but none too much:
if you can fill the unforgiving minute
with sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
yours is the earth and everything that's in it,
and - which is more - you'll be a man, my son!

- rudyard kipling

this is one of my all time favourite poem.

in life,
we don't always get what we want,
life doesn't always turn out the way we plan them to be,
there are moments when we feel the world turns its back on us,
there are days when we woke up on the wrong side of bed,
there are moments when we feel tired of living,
and think of resting eternally,
..but life is something precious to end it just like that!!

when you are facing with trouble,
remember one thing,
that allah never put a burden on your shoulder more than you can bear.
..and when you realise that,
pray for a strong back,
rather than for a light load.

to survive it all,
..the key is to keep breathing!!

god bless!!
-guidance, over and out

..the road not taken..

the road not taken

two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
and sorry I could not travel both
and be one traveler, long I stood
and looked down one as far as I could
to where it bent in the undergrowth;

then took the other, as just as fair
and having perhaps the better claim,
because it was grassy and wanted wear;
though as for that, the passing there
had worn them really about the same,

and both that morning equally lay
in leaves no step had trodden black
oh, I kept the first for another day!
yet knowing how way leads on to way,
i doubted if I should ever come back.

i shall be telling this with a sigh
somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
i took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.

- robert frost

many people said that making a decision is among the hardest things in life,
especially when you have a lot of choices.
i don't quite agree with this statement,
to me,
making a decision out of too many choices is only half the story,
the other half is to make the right choice.
..and that is where the real challenge is.

we often face thousand and one choices in life,
from which we make our decision,
but seldom we make the right choice,
and suffer the consequences,
then we start to question ourselves,
all the "what if" and "what might have been" fill our mind,
and we begin to wonder,
what different does it makes had we taken the other path.

but how do we know which is the right choice..?
i believe everyone face the problem of not knowing which to choose,
particularly when one is offered with more than one options.
i believe that it is alright to make mistake,
provided that you learn from them,
and never to make the same mistake again.
..after all,
if you don't make mistake,
you never learn.

never forget to do istikharah when you are uncertain about your decision,
and have faith in Him,
for He knows what's best for you.

*what a girl to do when the answer to her istikharah is in contradiction to the circumstance she faces..?

god bless!!
-guidance, over and out


sorry seems to be the hardest word,
..forgiving seems to be the hardest act.

is it so..?

i read somewhere in the internet that,
- apologise
- asking for help
- say "thank you"

are among the hardest things man can ever said,
..and by man, i mean anyone who ever breathe.

this happens most probably because they are too eager to defend their ego.
they are too proud to say "i'm sorry",
too arrogant to ask for a helping hand,
and swollen with pride to even appreciate.

some even rather to lose a friend than to say "i'm sorry",
some prefer to fight a losing battle than to ask for help,
and some do not have "thank you" in their dictionary.
..what an attitude!!

i was surprise to receive a text message from my best friend the other day,
he apologised for something he neglected to do,
which to me is really nothing,
consider his circumstance at that particular moment,
i totally understand why he did what he did,
but he surprised me with a humble apology,
and that,
has made my day!!

is it worth to lose a friendship over one's ego..?
is it so hard to admit one's weakness and apologise..?
i am not saying ego is bad,
we need it somewhere,
but make sure we know how to control our ego,
and our emotion.

admit your weakness and apologise,
ask for help when you know you need one,
and don't forget to appreciate those who be there for you.

for your humble action,
..could mend some fences.

god bless!!
-guidance, over and out

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

.. f l y ..

"come to the edge"
he said.
they said,
"we are afraid"
"come to the edge"
he said.
they came.
he pushed them.
..and they flew.

-guillaume apollinaire

people never knew what they are capable of doing
they were put to test.
..and when it happens,
they do miracle,
which they never knew they have.

"you can do whatever you put your mind to it"

god bless!!
-guidance, over and out

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


read! in the name of thy lord who createth.

research done by _____(i don't remember the organization's name) said that in average, malaysians read two books a year, and that does not include magazines and other non-academic reading materials.
as far as academic is concern, malaysians do not read enough!!
..yeah, and that includes myself.

i found myself in a very uncomfortable situation lately,
i couldn't respond to my lecturer's questions accurtely,
read: lack of vocabulary and definitely lack of content!!
(he was just trying to break the ice before started teaching)
i am positive that i did make a complete fool of myself,
but i really hope he thinks i was nervous then (though i didn't),
at least that was better than not finding the right words to say,
..nervous people handle situation poorly.

from that moment on,
i knew,
i didn't read enough!!
(and yes izu, i know you told me this over and over)

having enough confidence is just half the story,
the other half is knowing what your content is.
..and these two are walking hand in hand with each other,
you need to have both in order to sound convincing,
or at least,
to have yourself be taken seriously.

having only content with the absent of confidence is useless,
you cannot deliver.
having confidence without the content is crazy!!
you do not know what you deliver..(worst)

there is no question to why allah asked us to read.

so people,
let's read
and load yourself with enough knowledge to stand out from the crowd.
(in some cases, you could really spare yourself an embarrassment)

god bless!!
-guidance, over and out

Monday, May 5, 2008

..bear the consequences..

you took away my life,
..but you let me live,


god bless!!
-guidance, over and out

..stuffing thyself..

i went to have pizza with elle last friday,
we had a blast!!

thank you so very much for ronggeng-ronggeng with me.

listening to dondang sayang from our stomachs

..and the feast begins

chicken soup for the soul

..just like the advertisement


the art of eating isn't hard to master

you want some..?

we are full

the look of satisfaction


p/s : zawen, ida tak salah, ni semue idea elle (kunon laa)

god bless!!
-guidance, over and out

Thursday, May 1, 2008

..and the semester begins..

back to school!!
short semester began last monday,
and it is my final semester as a first degree student,
that's right,
two more subjects and i am graduating,
insya allah.

being a final year student,
especially in final semester..
is scary,
at least to me,
people start giving you a glimpse of how real life would be like,
then you would start to think,
are you ready to step out of your comfort zone,
to face the harsh reality,
to be attached to commitment,
will you survive the game of "welcome to the real world" on your own?
is life going to treat you good,
..but most importantly,
can you make it to the last day of the semester successfully?

i did not do so well last semester (according to me..),
so i am giving myself a chance to perform nothing less than perfect this semester,
after all,
it is never too late to bounce back.
please pray for my success!!

god bless!!
-guidance, over and out