Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Setting priorities in life

To a company, you are just an employee. The day you resign, your work cubicle will be replaced.
Your absence will be missed for a day, then the company forgets you. They went on to make their money for they need to, and they have no time to grieve because the expectations they have to fulfill.

This is why, DO NOT MIX WORK with FAMILY. Do not take your work home, cast your family aside and forget about giving time to your children. Because in their hearts, you are never replaced. Because when you are gone, everyday you will be missed. If anything happen to you, it will be your family and close friends crying like crazy for you. Because to them (even though you are one person) you are their world.

So reset your priorities. Be a good worker.. but be a better father/friend/son.  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Allah... my Rabb

There are people on this earth who may seem insignificant to you and me.
But they are beloved to Allah and their names are constantly mentioned among the angels

I should be ever grateful to Allah for the tough times because Allah chose me, thought I was good enough to go through it.

People look for ways to point out your flaws. Allah looks for ways to cover them.

Allah created the bonds of family, so who are you to cut the bonds that Allah has created.

Some come to the Quran to seek benefit and others seek criticism. Allah increases each in what they came for.

You know what is in your past, but only Allah knows what is in your future. Be near Him through patience and prayer.

Realize that Allah knows what is best for us better than ourselves and that He cares more for us than anyone in the world would ever care.

People can put you down and they will. But Allah will never abandon you so long as you don't.

Allah praises the ones swallowing their anger. Good people also get angry but suppress it like swallowing something quickly.

It doesn't matter what people say about you. As long as you have Allah.

Your connection with the Quran is a reflection of your relationship with Allah.

Oh Allah... Help me be among your slaves

Eid Fitri 1438H

This year Aidil Fitri is no different from other years

6am - Subuh at Surau (+Takbir)

7am - Went to mother's grave

9am - Solat Aidil Fitri at Sek16 mosque

10am - Breakfast & gathering at Aunt's house

12pm - Went to father's grave

1pm - At Che Yah's

3pm - At Pokda's



6pm - At Tokcik's

9pm - At Ok's

Ketupat, Rendang and F&N Orange is my signature raya dish since 1972

Ramadan 1438H

This Ramadan is very special to me (1438H).

This year, Ramadan has 29 days. 29 meaningful days.

This Ramadan is special in a sense that the days are filled with small but consistent deeds.

2 pages of Quran in a day
Isya & Subuh prayers in Jamaah
8 rakaat of tarawih.
2 rakaat of tahajjud after sahur and just before fajr.
No talking about other people
Always smiling

Continue my hafazan of Surah Naziat....

The above deeds will continue after Ramadan (except for 8 rakaat of tarawih)

Forgive me Allah..... You are the Most forgiving

I forgive ALL my family and friends

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

BPL 2016/17 Conclusion

My early prediction (Sep16) : Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal (Tottenham, Liverpool)

My revised prediction (Apr17) : Chelsea, Tottenham, Man City, Liverpool (Arsenal, Man Utd)

Conclusion (May17): Chelsea, Tottenham, Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd

Mourinho's first season cannot beat Van Gaal's results!

MU have too many draws. They lack the killer instinct. 

Anyway, congratulations to Chelsea. They deserve to be BPL Champions.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung recently launched Galaxy S8 in April 2017.

Ironically my S5 started giving problems. They are minor problems, but sometimes when it stalled because the screen did not move after several attempts, and you have to OFF and On it again, it became very  irritating.

I guess it was meant to be. New smartphone products now only last 2 years max. It is either the phone is faulty or the Android software cannot support the new applications.

I am the "old School" type. I was "forced" to migrate into smartphones from my Nokia phone by my company due to WhatsApp application that was widely used to communicate within a certain group.

I started to migrate to smartphone in January 2014.

My first smartphone was Samsung S2. It was my daughter's. She gave me after her mother (my wife) gave her an I-Phone. It lasted for 15 months.

My second smartphone was S3. I bought the last phone for a bargain (first hand) in Mar 2015. The shopper said that this was the last piece as they were about to launch Samsung S6. It lasted for also 15 months when it started giving problems.

My third and current phone is S5. I bought it for second-hand at a bargain in Jun 2016. I had it for just 11 months when it started to stall.

Reality is that these gadgets will demand you to update them annually or every 2 years max.

Technology wise, I am 3 years behind time and also 3 models behind the latest trend.

Just embrace them.... Time to find a new smartphone

"Allah hu akbar"

Jan 2017... 4 close people passed away

Jan 2017 came....

I lost 4 close people during this month. They all passed away either on a Thursday or a Friday.

First week, it was arwah Abdul Razak Majid, my prefect during my years in Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK). He is 56 years old

Second week, it was arwah Tuan Syed Mohamed, my neighbourhood friend. We always pray solat jemaah together in our community. He is 80 years old.

Third week, it was Hj Shamsul, my colleague in TNB. He is 41 years old.

Forth week was my beloved aunt, Hajah Aishah Ani. She is 67 years old.

I got the chance to pray solat jenazah for 1st,2nd  and 4th arwah.

They all passed away on a Friday and there were many people praying for them.

They are all very close to me. I pray to Allah that they be among the servants of Allah that Allah is pleased with them.

Aamiin.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

My 2017 Target

Just sharing with everyone...

I have 6 things that I must not lose sight

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

These are my 6 targets for 2017

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

Aamiin

Thursday, April 20, 2017

My 5th trip to New Zealand



video


I went to New Zealand for the 5th time.

This time I explore both the North and the South Island on a Campervan with my family.

Enjoy the vidoe

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Man Utd vs Chelsea EPL April 2017

This match is a test of tactics and strategy.

It produces the best out of Mourinho.

Manchester United is now playing exciting football again.

Manchester United is fighting for top 4 finish.

Chelsea, Tottenham, Man City and Liverpool are occupying the top 4 spots at the moment.

My early prediction on EPL 2016/17 is:
Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal

It is just my prediction, making me a human with weaknesses and prone to making mistakes.

But I got 2 correct in Man City and Chelsea.

With the victory against Chelsea, Man United is feeling very confident indeed.

If MU can overtake Liverpool at the end of the season, then I got 3 out of 4 correct.

Go go MU


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Blogging is considered outdated.

With all the social media available, writing a blog seems to be outdated.

So, I have Facebook  (hisham.mustaffa.39).
Did not realize that there are many Hisham Mustaffa in this world!

I have Instagram (mustaffahisham).

I have twitter (hishamagpie).

I have LinkedIn (Hisham Mustaffa)

And I have my blog (demagpie.blogspot.com)

Whatever it is, I will continue to blog for I enjoy blogging.

Ever since my first blog post in July 2008, I am now reaching 100,000 pageviews.

Whatever it is, here is to continue blogging as I consider blogging is part of my work!

I am back. I write when I feel like writing. Remember Allah

It has been 6 months since I last write.

I thought to myself to give it a good break. I always felt guilty if even 1 month I did not write.

But it turned out fine. I write when I feel like writing.

Things have been great for the past 6 months (Oct'16- Mar'17).

Things I promised myself to do:-
1. Jawi
2. 99 asma ulhusna
3. Harfiyah
4. Hafazan on Juz Amar

are ongoing.

My routine exercise have not been consistent due to work commitment.

My children are all fine.

Manchester United are currently 5th in the EPL. They won the League Cup 2017.

Work is good. I am very2 grateful to Allah to blessed me with really good things

Alhamdulillah.

Always always remember Allah