Saturday, February 24, 2018

My 2018 blog post....

In 2018, I found it very difficult to write my blog.

My motivation of writing is at its lowest.

I am very grateful and happy of my life.

Solat, Sabr and Syukur is always in check and practiced.

Naaziyat is at 40th ayat... still struggling.

Man Utd is 2nd in Premier League.

My children are OK.

Work is

But writing my blog seems to be extremely difficult.

I love to write about myself. I used to write daily diaries when I was at school.

I long to be like Doogie Howser MD (the 80's TV series who wrote in each of his episodes).

But lately, I lost the zest to write. Maybe I am getting old for this. Maybe I have written what I intend to write. Maybe my writing becomes boring (to me and others).

Let see how it goes.....

Allah Knows Best

Thursday, February 22, 2018

2 Most Power Surah in the Quran

Do you know that there are only 2 Surah in the entire Quran that has not got its title in the whole surah.

For example, Surah Baqarah
The word "Baqarah" appears in the 67th ayat

For example, Surah Nas
The word "Nas" appears in ALL the 6 ayats

Only 2 Surah in the entire Quran has not got the title in its Surah

1. Al-Fatihah. There is no Fatihah in Surah Al-Fatihah

2. Al-Ikhlas. There is no Ikhlas in Surah Al-Ikhlas.

Why is it so?

These 2 ayats are very powerful indeed. Only Allah knows the reason.

Meaning, for us slaves, it is sufficient that Allah rewards us and not fellow slaves.

It sufficient that Allah knows your good deeds and not others, just like these 2 surahs...

Allah hu allam...

Monday, January 29, 2018

Roger Federer

On Sunday 28 Jan 2018, I watched the men's Australian Open Tennis Final.

The guy, Roger Federer is such an amazing person. Super "cool" and highly concentrated athlete. No wonder almost the whole stadium was cheering for him to win his 20th Grand Slam title.

He has won more Grand Slam than anyone.

He also reached 30 Grand Slam Finals. He is just a human after all.

I am listing the Finals that he lost.

US Open 2015 - lost to Novak Djokovic
Wimbledon 2015 - lost to Novak Djokovic
Wimbledon 2014 - lost to Novak Djokovic
French Open 2011 - lost to Rafael Nadal
US Open 2009 - lost to J Martin del Potro
Australian Open 2009 -lost to Rafael Nadal
Wimbledon 2008 - lost to Rafael Nadal
French Open 2008 - lost to Rafael Nadal
French Open 2007 - lost to Rafael Nadal
French Open 2006 - lost to Rafael Nadal

6 losses to Nadal, 3 to Djokovic and 1 to del Potro

Just an amazing guy!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

My target for 2018

Just sharing with everyone...

I have 3 things that I must not lose sight

1. Hafaz Surah AnNaziaat (79) until finish
3. Exercise twice a week
6. Read Quran 2 pages daily

These are my 3 targets for 2018

Make doa to Allah to give me the strength to do these things..

Monday, December 25, 2017

Pen Malaysia electricity (Max Demand) forecast (Part5) - My perspective

Again I write about my passion at work.

The forecast (Maximum Demand) growth for electricity sector. This will be my 5th posting on the matter. That shows the level of passion I have on the subject matter.

This time I give a historical figure.

CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) for MD in Peninsular Malaysia is 2.5% for the past 7 years.
CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) for MD in Peninsular Malaysia is 2.7% for the past 9 years.

The trend shows high electricity demand when the weather is hot on a lengthy period.

Weather is the main factor.

So my forecast for next year is

CAGR - 2.3% for the past 8 years
CAGR - 2.6% for the past 10 years

For people who are interested, go calculate for yourself.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Blogging in 2017

This year will be my lowest (in terms of numbers blog posting) since 2010.

Except for 2016, I have been posting above 40 postings annually.

This year, I take it very slow as I feel that I am aging and I need to slow down.

I am inspired by Vlog Aida Azlin (Singapore) and Vlog Sean Buranahiran (Thailand).  I think that they have done a marvelous work inspiring others.

So let me review what I have set for 2017:-

1. Maintain to be able to read Jawi
2. Able to hafaz from Surah Annas (114) to Surah AnNaziaat (79)
3. Harfiyah
4. Able to remember Asmaul Husna
5. Exercise twice a week
6. Read Quran 2 pages daily

I am still struggling with memorizing AnNaziyat.

5/6 (83%). A reasonable achievement for 52-year-old guy.

Anyway, time is what I have from Allah and time will be managed as long as we are aware that Allah is our Master and we are all slaves of Allah.

Ya Rabb... Guide me to your straight path


My 6th trip to New Zealand

My 6th trip to New Zealand is to attend

1. My daughter's graduation
2. My brother's graduation
3. Pay tribute to my late sister (Dr Zaidah Mustaffa)

This trip, I take in slow as I travel with my wife, 3 daughters and 1 grandchild who is 2 months old.

I bought a second-hand bicycle and explore these sub-urbans of Auckland with Mauri names:

Te Papapa

Warm greetings from Auckland, NZ