GAGASAN TANAH MELAYU DAN TANAH JAWA
Hanya sebuah coretan impian,
Dari seorang pejuang kebenaran,
Adakah akan menjadi kenyataan,
Hanya Allah yang menentukan,
Piagam Tanah Melayu diperjuangkan,
Piagam Tanah Jawa dicita-citakan,
Piagam Madinah contoh teladan,
Sekuat daya diperjuangkan,
Yang Di Pertuan Agong sebagai ketua,
Dikalangan Sultan dan Raja-raja,
Juga dikalangan Raden tercinta,
Bukti daulatnya sebuah Negara,
Matawang Gagasan akan tercipta,
Ringgit Gagasan diberi nama,
Mengejutkan semua matawang dunia,
Ekonomi dunia lumpuh seketika,
Sebuah Negara baru terbina,
Hasil gabungan dua Negara,
Sempadan Negara terhapus semua,
Bebas kita semua berkelana,
Sebuah Negara ilham Yang Esa,
Perundangan Agama diperjuangkannya,
Kalimah Allah ditegakkannya,
Menjadi impian sebuah cita,
Oleh segenap umat manusia
Nukilan : Iswan Basro
Hisham (via soulurver)
“if you hate staring at walls,get out of the walls”
رجل رجل رجل
FT b, sesungguhnya, kami belum sampai tahap terbakar lagi.
last thursday, ustaz gave us this ayat for i’rab. the first to answer correctly will get 50 bucks. (+ another 50 from ust M. >.<) some of us had already queued at the side of teacher’s table anxious to get the blue bank note. cakra’s turn arrived and she just snatched the 50 bucks and sniffed it. (the aroma of cash…XD) but unfortunately no one did get it right.
i racked my brain for all possibilities with all my effort and limited knowledge i had. we made a deal; if we got it right before ust M exited the class, we could get the 100 bucks.
and that was the first time i saw the class with so much glee and avidity. wah. it felt like a dream.
two answers from ezt and cakra were checked and FT b said, ‘salah semuanya, tapi ada sedikit nilai kebenaran di situ.’ which was the last word رَجُلٍ and the i’rab was taukid lafzi.
so then, we asked anak tan from across for the answer, as he’s known to be the best in nahu and arabic. but sadly enough, even his possibilities were similar to mine.
so the answer is…..
ر جل رجل رجل: where by the first ر has a space before the next word جل. and so the sentence means ‘tengok lah besarnya kaki orang itu’ or ‘look at how big that man’s foot is’. so the رَجُلٍ there was a mudhof ilaih. buat penat je.
taukid takde. duit takde. happy takde.
but, ilmu (and pahala inshaAllah) tetap ade! :D
are u from madrasah or something?
that’s Nahu your talking about
THE Singapore teenager can send messages via SMS with lightning speed, solve a Math problem faster than kids in most other countries - but is helpless without his maid.(via fizster)
He (or she) is well educated, computer and gadget savvy, travels more widely than his peers in other countries, but is naive about Internet predators or corruption or real poverty.
This MTV generation is also self-centred, materialistic, and probably knows the price of everything but the value of none, having grown up in an era of stability.
That means he will probably think nothing about spending S$4 on a latte, while his father, who supports him, spends only 70 cents on his teh tarik at the corner coffee shop.
The Singapore kid may know the name of the latest Japanese pop star but not his own Member of Parliament.
These instant-noodle children will likely change their mobile phone every two years or celebrate their high school graduation ceremony in a five-star hotel.
If the teenager here can be put in a stereotype box, these few paragraphs could best help do it.
In these youths, grandchildren of Singapore’s baby-boomers, lie the country’s future.
In the eyes of respected former civil servant Ngiam Tong Dow, the new generation has another flaw. “Many lack ‘cultural DNA’ due to educational neglect to teach history and literature,” he said.
As a result, they’re becoming too Westernised. “Without a sense of history, we will become a people lost in limbo.”
Youths here are frequently placed under the social microscope in numerous studies to see what is wrong and how they can be improved.
Every society worries about whether its youths have the capabilities to build a better future. In the case of Singapore with no natural resources, the dependency on its youths is even greater.
The leaders and older citizens often fret that they may not have what it takes to achieve it.
After 40 years of independence, Singapore has raised youngsters who have powerful strengths and fundamental weaknesses.
In a New World in which countries compete on ideas as much as skills, Singaporean youths have a major shortcoming.
Some 40,000 youths were emerging annually from a school system that - until very recently - was based on grades, hard work and rote learning, rather than initiative and inventiveness.
The result is a workforce good in data knowledge but not very suitable for an economy that competes on entrepreneurship and ideas.
For years youths have shared a single objective: To acquire a degree that offers them the best job prospect, preferably a high-paying one in the government.
Singapore’s brand of pragmatism doesn’t always serve its people well. No one wants to venture out into the risky world of business when they can nestle securely in a secure job.
That puts them behind rivals like Hong Kong and Taiwan where becoming their own bosses is an ambition of many youths.
During the industrial era, Singapore prospered by producing obedient students and obedient workers.
Today, in the skills services that Singapore wants to develop, these qualities are far less crucial.
But the institutions are still producing risk-averse youths who shun taking the initiative.
Chief operating officers of foreign companies often complain that Singaporeans may have good grades but lack in enterprise and ideas. “They need hand-holding” is a frequent complaint, many content to wait for instructions rather than “make things happen”.
A decade ago, the education system was intensively restructured from primary school to university in a rush to produce a new thinking and diverse workforce.
The schools have begun offering non-academic courses that range from music to the performing arts, from languages to sports. Many of them grade students for practical projects.
The polytechnics have also increased new studies to meet the changing economy, the latest being casino operations.
One weakness is harder to correct. Despite national service, the new generation is politically apathetic and has little interest in current affairs.
Critics attribute it to a top-down environment under an authoritarian government that controls many aspects of life. It’s tough to get people to speak up or become creative.
A trait that doesn’t augur well for a stronger future, youths today still prefer to leave things to the authorities for fear of invoking punishment if they make a mistake.
Singaporeans are used to pressures to perform in school, at work or in business.
From young, the kids are often reminded that their country is just a dot on the map with limited resources and faced with potential threats from abroad.
This reduces the level of fun among the people and contributes to a high emigration rate.
“It started as a survival philosophy that eventually felt like a siege mentality,” said a lawyer.
But it is the authoritarian government that has turned Singapore’s youths into a compliant, disciplined lot.
Most youths simply ignore politics or current affairs to avoid trouble and just get on in search of materialism and a good job.
A minority of youths has become restless, disenchanted and generally skeptical about promises of a more open society.
Will any built-up disenchantment lead to greater political diversity in future?
A speaker at a recent seminar replied: “The next generation simply will not care enough to make a difference.”
Do youths have the wherewithal to succeed? Wean out all the fears, real and imagined, the new generation, like its predecessor, works hard and plays hard and is serious about life.
These are ingredients for success - provided the world doesn’t turn too sour on Singapore.
(This was first published in The Sunday Star on Nov 13, 2005)
الفاتحة تمنع غضب الله
وسورة يس تمنع عطش يوم القيامة
وسورة الملك تمنع عذاب القبر
وسورة الكوثر تمنع الخصومة
وسورة الكافرون تمنع الكفر عند الموت
وسورة الاخلاص تمنع النفاق
وسورة الفلق تمنع الحسد
وسورة الناس تمنع الوسواس
Here are some amusing pictures I got off the internet that makes a comparison between Asians, or Singaporeans in general, with westerners.
It’s just a generalization, so don’t be too offended! If anything, I hope it makes your day. Feel free to show it to your AM boss!
Talk about quality of life, I’ve realized that after coming to Australia, I actually have the time to sit down on the couch at my apartment’s balcony, take in the morning sun, enjoy a cup of coffee and kick back and relax.
Back in Singapore, I had so much time, but I had no time. Am I making sense? There’s a million and one things bombarding me 24/7- Cable TV, internet, facebook, twitter, handphone, enjoying life, going out shopping and chilling, everything associated with a city that never sleeps.
I may be only a student, but I’m worried I’m starting to be worriedly worry about climbing the corporate ladder, saving for a car, thinking (more like worrying) about mortgage, kids education, elderly parents, CPF, medisave, saving for retirement, and the list goes on. Symptomatic of Kiasuism?
Westerners: When elderly, there’s the opportunity to enjoy, take it easy and walk the dog after dinner
Asians: When elderly, no chance to enjoy the sunset after dinner because have to take care of grandson, send him for tuition, piano lesson, tennis lesson, calligraphy lesson, and then tuck him to bed to be awake at 5am the next morning
Westerners: One great meal a day suffices.
Asians: Live to eat. Live to eat. Live to eat.
Westerners: No problem being individualistic.
Asians: No chance you’ll catch me having meals or taking the bus home alone!
Westerners: Conflict resolution means confidently approaching and solving problems
Asians: Siam problems at all cost, best never to be involved but be kaypoh
Westerners: Population density 2.84people/km2. I can have East coast beach all to myself!
Asians: Population density of 6,814people/km2 and counting. Talk about 1 million visitors at Tampines One, still want to add foreign talent!
Westerners: Orderly and organized queues
Asians: Queue, what queue?
Westerners: Cc only the related person
Asians: Cc and Bcc everyone, even the janitor and tea lady
Westerners: I am angry and it shows on my face.
Asians: I am angry but my face shows a smile, but the smile hide dagger （笑里藏刀）
Westerners: Direct & straight to the point
Westerners: Love healthy, low cost Asian cuisine
Asians: Love western cuisine, even if they’re expensive
Westerners: Always on time
Asians: Just in time
Westerners: Boss is ‘one of us’
Asians: Boss is god. god is boss.
Westerners: Travel to enjoy, and get immersed in the culture and scenery
Asians: Travel to take pictures. Enjoying the scenery is secondary.
Westerners: Parents don’t need to depend on their kids when they’re old.
Asians: Parents better hope their kids don’t put them in an old folks home, or ship them to Johor Bahru because elderly homes are cheaper. What a great idea by Sinkapore’s capable Health minister Khaw Boon Wan.
Westerners before: Drive cars. Now: Cycle for environmental reasons
Asians before: Cycle because no money. Now: Drive because of convenience.
These pictures may be just a generalization, but I think some of them really reflect the culture and way of life in the two different ethnic groups.
— Continued from above —
Here in Australia, I feel that I can take life everyday as it comes. Things go that much slower, life comes to a relative standstill after 5pm, but is it really all that bad?
You get to really enjoy uni life, or engage yourself in whatever ‘life’ you presently are living. Feel free to drop and take uni courses that interest you, instead of accounting or medicine just because mum said so. Take a gap year holiday, work at a fruit farm, backpack around Europe, see the world, sleep at a train station, get held at knife point at Russia, then come back to Australia to complete your degree at 23.
You don’t spend 50 years of your life being kiasu, trying to be better than the average joe on the street. As a parent you don’t spend your life trying to outdo every other parent by sending your kid for the best tuition and the elitist of most elite school.
You probably won’t grow up with the mindset that career is everything. If you love Greenpeace or have some burning issue you want to picket against the government for, your old man won’t think you’re crazy if you forsake your hard earned career and be a full time activist. A western parent will probably support you on your demonstration against the government, while a Singaporean parent will insist you not be so nosey and obediently be another digit in your 8-5 job.
Granted everyone should strive to be their best and be a realist, but is it worth it to subscribe to the kiasuism mentality that is Singapore for the rest of my life?
“Don’t work hard,work smart” is a bullshit quote…
from my experience,it is bullshit marketing gimmicks
You work smarter by working harder,when you work hard,you will find a smarter way to leverage your hard word
That’s what I’ve discovered,it is not something thank a book/program can explain A-Z
“Don’t go through life,Grow through life” - Agreed
Zaman Nabi: Orang Munafiq Solat Belakang Nabi
Zaman Kami: Orang Munafiq Jadi Pak Menteri Dan Ketua Negara
Tidak hairanlah orang islam sekarang memang susah dicari,adakah aku islam?
S.A.W telah disucikan dengan dadahnya dibelah dan di islamkan dengan peluk kan yang kuat oleh jibrail sambil bertash-hid