..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

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