Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Very the tension you know before that. Rasa nak hempuk laptop pun ada. Nak tenyeh2 keyboard pun ada. Tapi tahan je la. Sabaq, sabaq. Dok buat apa? transcribing...
Aussie ni nama ja mat saleh, cakap english pun macam ngan hapa. Buat susah aku nak transcribe je. Sakitnya jiwa! Ada yang mumbling, macam ada ketui mas dalam mulut. Ada yang cakap laju nak mampuih, dah slow down dekat 50% pun dok bunyi laju lagi. Bila orang lain cakap dah bunyi macam radio tak cukup bateri.
Yang suara macam bini Homer Simpson pun ada. Yang jantan dengan slang yang only true aussie je buat pun ada, mcm mai dari ulu mana ntah, Woi Woi kot. Ni yang jenis sebut A-B-C bunyi macam 'Oi-Boi-Soi'. Adoilaaa.... Ada sapa2 nak tulong??
Tuhan Maha Mengetahui. Alhamdulillah aku dianugerahkan isteri yang bukan sahaja mempunyai pendengaran yang tajam, malah penguasaan bahasa Inggeris yang amat baik, mumtaz jiddan. She has long picked up the Aussie slang... Cheers mate! Dia la dok tulong transcribe sementara aku pi beli McD, sehingga selesai membahamnya.
Dia jugak lah yg tulong aku buat telefon survey dulu. Bukan apa, nisbah kalau aku call dgn dia call buleh dikatakan 1:5 untuk org tu agree to take part. Ye lah, walopun aku cakap english OK la, tapi tak bunyi Aussie. Agaknya macam india telemarketing yang asik dok call dan promote jualan macam2 kat sini. Tu yang ramai yang turn down kalau dengar aku cakap kot, ekekeke. Nasib nasib. Nampak gaya ruangan 'acknowledgement' dalam thesis aku nanti, satu paragraph kena dedicate kat dia je la... Suami-isteri itu saling melengkapi dalam serba serbi kan. Dia tolong aku in speaking, aku tolong dia in writing. Cantik la tu.
Aiman si Budak Kecik
Kesian Aiman hari ni. Dia sembelit, keras stool dia tadi. Menangis-nangis sambil cakap, 'Babaah, Maman uk ukk'. Aku pun sapu la minyak telon kat perut dan betis dia. Cakap kat dia nak bubuh ubat, dia pun sibuk nak sapu jugak.
Kerap jugak dia buang air keras. Dia suka makan sayur, buah memang favourite. Air pun kalau perhati memang cukup. Tak tau kat mana yang tak kena. Kalau sapa2 ada guna cara lain untuk atasi sembelit budak2 bgtau la, boleh cuba try test. Kadang2 bagi prune jus, OK la sekejap. Doktor peribadi aku ni cadang nak beli aje enema, just in case. Anyway we prefer to go with the natural way first.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Dalam kehidupan harian kita, hampir setiap hari kita akan berjumpa dengan papan tanda, baik dalam bentuk tulisan mahupun gambarajah. Nak beli barang makanan pun kita akan baca label atau cari papantanda juga...
Friday, May 15, 2009
Salam Jumaat. Another week has passed, and where are we now. Are we there yet? Hehe.. Today I just want to ponder about depression.
We always heard people talking about them feeling depress. Pressure of everyday life, at workplace, or even at home sometimes makes people stress out. However there's a big difference between just feeling blue or a bit gloomy and clinical depression. Sadly that we use the same term for this different thins; a low mood and an illness that is diagnosable. This shows that we often fail to recognize the symptoms of depression and thus don't get the right treatment. Severe depression, at its worst, could end up with suicide.
When you have at least five of these symptoms, and you've been experiencing them for at least two weeks, then you might want to seek a medical help:
- Depressed mood (feeling sad or low)
- Loss of interest or pleasure (in activities you normally enjoy)
- Significant appetite or weight loss or gain
- Insomnia or hypersomnia (sleeping too little or too much)
- Psychomotor agitation or retardation (being restless and jittery, or alternatively, slower than usual)
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt
- Impaired thinking or concentration; indecisiveness
- Suicidal thoughts/thoughts of death.
For most people, majority of them, with the symptoms listed above don't go to see a doctor in the first place. This is because they don't see it as a medical problem. They thought it is just their own crisis and problems in their lives. Others might not want to be labeled as 'psycho'. Furthermore, even doctors sometimes don't recognize depression, as patients come in and complain more about physical symptoms rather than emotional.
Aiman's creativity, while having the camera in his hands.
I do experience no. 4, both of them, so just one symptom doesn't count. Kadang2 tido lama, kadang2 tak tido langsung. We might find some of these symptoms are mundane, but having them continuously for months or years are just not normal.
Sebagai muslim, kita diajar berbagai cara untuk merawat hati. Berzikir, baca Al-Quran dan mengingati Allah dapat mententeramkan hati, justeru merawat akal fikiran supaya boleh kembali berfikir dengan waras untuk menyelesaikan segala masalah yang melanda. Zikir, fikir dan kembali kepada Allah.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I don't really have anything to blog about actually. After a month, I have been 'reunited' with my camera again. Sent it to Canon service centre and still under warranty. It says in the receipt the PCB has been changed. Hmm, I wonder how long this camera will serve its master. It started to get faulty after 4000 pictures taken, and only a few months old. My father has had his Yashica SLR camera for more than 30 years I supposed, and it still delivers superb pictures, given that the user really knows how it works. I really enjoyed using this bulky heavy object, and it is now in my list of collectible items.
Nevertheless, the technology has taken over. In this digital era, all cameras nowadays can store unlimited amount of pictures, as compared to the limited abilities of the older film-based cameras. We used to really have to think about what pictures we were going to snap coz it will cost you one shot of the film. You almost always have to run around looking for kedai runcit or whatever to get a new roll of film while on the tour. I still remember even the jaga tandas sometimes also sell this film roll. And for those opportunists, they will sell this film with sky-high price to those who are desperate to have one, like tourists, happened when I was in India years ago. During my sister's wedding more than a decade ago, time I muda2 dulu, I've bought 3 rolls beforehand and really careful with them. Yup, that Yashica has done a great job.
Now, you can just snap and snap until your battery 'kong', and you still have more spaces, or bytes, whatever. Not only with your camera, you can even take photos with your handphone and iPod, or the latest one I think was I-Phone. Lucky I am not really into this gadget thingy, tak larat nak stay up-to-date with all these.
So now that I've got back my toy, apalagi tangkap la gambaq!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Engkaulah ratu hatiku
Bila ku berduka
Engkau hiburkan selalu
Engkaulah ratu hatiku
Tempatku menyerah kasih
Betapa tidak kerna engkaulah
Yang menyinarkan hidupku
Sepanjang masa engkau berkorban
Tidak putusnya bagai air lalu
Engkaulah ratu hatiku
Kau tak dapat ku lupakan
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Well, lama tak mengasah bakat. I dedicate this poem, if it can be called one, for my little boy Aiman...
I will never forget
The moments when you were born
I burst into tears of joy
While holding my little baby boy
And now you have turned two
I am missing the baby scent of you
How time flies beyond us it's true
Creating more memories of me and you
Before, it was just two
With you it makes us three
You fill our life with happiness and glee
Even when you are naughty and so cheeky
Our hearts will always love you lad
May you grow up tall and strong
And make your old man proud
May Allah showers His blessings on you for the years to come
And protect you from any harm
May Allah guide me in raising you up with love
Fill your heart with warmth
May you grow up full with Iman
And be the greatest man on His path, oh Aiman
Sepatah kata: Budak-budak bukan tau apa nak sambut birthday, tapi mak bapak yang terlebih excited, (maknyer la especially, hehe..).