Borneo International Kite Festival 2011


At least some happening for Bintulu people….the International Kite Festival 2011!!. The crowd was just amazing…and we did not want to miss it….hence, our kite…the triangle 6 by 3 feet kite…… And, below are some of the kites on sales.

one of my favorites 'farewell note'


Reading farewell note or message especially those well written with a very touchy story line and beautiful words is one of my favorite’s things though most of the time shed my tears. However, bidding someone’s farewell is actually a pain thing that I would do. Below is one of favorites ‘farewell note’ that I’ve read::enjoy:

Today is my last working day in MLNG. 1/12/04 - 22/9/11. I’ll never forget these two dates. MLNG is the first and the only company that I’ve been employed since. MLNG has given me so much and thanks alone won’t be enough.
Over the past 7 years, it has been a pleasure to serve MLNG and TES/3. However, after much thought and consideration, I believe this is the right time for my family and I to begin a new chapter in our lives. I feel the change will be beneficial to my long term career goals and objectives.
The decision to leave MLNG and all friends here has not come easy. It is a fulfilling experience while in here. Process 3 (05-07), MDD (08), Process 1 (09), Material & Corrosion (10-11). Countless of TA. I learn from the job that I did and much more from people I work and met in the plant. I always believe that we should be happy while in the job by doing what we like best. Else, all the work that we did is half bake. If people do not find what he want (job satisfaction, pay, family time, skill, etc) in his current job, maybe it is worth to really think about it, discuss and move on. Do not complain and jeopardise your work. MLNG and Petronas deserve better. They are the pillar of this beloved country.
My family and I may unintentionally offend some of you while we’re here. Something which I regret myself if there is. Therefore, my family and I would like to take this opportunity especially while Aidifitri is just around the corner to ask for all friends’ forgiveness. May Allah bless you all.
I wish and pray nothing but success for TES/3 and MLNG. Thanks

a great experience driving in the Brunei Sultanate


On the 3rd day of Eid el Fitri last week, we went to the Sultanate Brunei Darussalam visiting our relatives, In-Laws, nephews, nieces and friends. The only phobia that I had was basically crossing the two Malaysia and Brunei Check-points. But, Alhamdullillah, it was a great day, the weather was on our side and the traffic was to our favor. We crossed the check-points within 15 minutes mainly due to the improved system of both immigrations and obviously less traffic flowing to Brunei. What exactly I wanted to share here is about not only to smooth, wide and straight Brunei – Kuala Belait to Bandar Sri Begawan Highway, but also the positive attitude and the highly civic minded of the Bruneians. They were very ‘pious’ observing the road system and very courteous to other users, which have made our one hour cruise with an average speed of 140 km/hour very fascinating. The fun cruising was however, disrupted by the selfish and non-civic minded few drivers driving Malaysian registered cars. I’m not too sure whether they were Malaysian, but they looked like Malaysian. Insensible and egocentric, they drove their cars along the express lane with no sensible effort to give way to those at their rear who wanted to use the lane.This phenomena or habit is quite a normal scene in Bintulu and Miri. Frustrated and irritated though, I could not blame them totally for the fact that there are no good highways in these two northern divisions of Sarawak, hence, their ignorant and being oblivious about highway driving etiquette.

Bon Voyage::Afi n M Afiq

Time flies….After spending a week here at L6193, Greenville, today they are flying back to KL with AK5145@18:50 hours continuing their journey to become not only a successful architects but someone who are useful to the ‘Eyes’ of Allah swt. Definitely all of is sad when we are far apart, but that’s life! One has to sacrifice to achieve his dream and nothing comes that easy in life. To Afi and M Afiq, put your best efforts and do it for Allah swt. All the best guys and make us proud.

6193's Raya 2011 Visitors

Alhamdullillah. Thank you to all our brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, grandson, granddaughters, relatives, friends and neighbors for spending time visiting us at our newly owned house. In actual case the house is still under decorate. Nevertheless, we were so thankful for what had he granted by Allah swt. Without you guys, our ‘Raya’ will not be as colorful and gratifying.
M Fauzi and 'Wee' enjoyed our home made curry puff (I mean by TwinzBites), beef rendang, beef with black ketchup, 'lemang' - glutinous rice cooked inside bamboo stick, etc. Wee is working in Kuching and celebrating the Raya with her husband M Fauzi - an entrepeneur in Miri together with their son Darwish.
Natrah aka Natty and her husband Firdaus and the rest of her brothers flew all the way from KL celebrating Raya with their granny, our auntie popular known as Ngah Jijah at Piasau Jaya 1.
Our big brother Tn Hj A Khalek and families, Hj Masom and families visited us in the evening of the 1st day Raya.
Khairullah aka Aerol, our brother and his family visited us on the second day of the Eid.
Hhj Hamiah, Siti Asmah, Farah, Siti Fauziah and family spent quite sometime at our house during the second day Raya.
Alhamdullillah..Allah hu Akbar.. Allah hu Akbar..Allah hu Akbar Wallillah Hil Hamd.

Ta'lim : Part XXXIII

Hazrat Abu Huraira R.A. reports that Rasulullah Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) said: "Verily there shall be no reward for a righteous pilgrimage except Jannat".According to some ulama a "Mabroor Hajj" (a righteous Hajj) is such a pilgrimage during which no evil deed is committed. For this reason they speak of Hajj-e-Mabroor as a Maqbool Hajj (an accepted Hajj). By this they mean such a Hajj wherein the Hajee took note of each and every one of the Aadaab and Shuroot of Hajj while at the same time avoiding all faults.By way of further elucidation we quote a Hadith by Hazrat Jaabir R.A. in which Rasulullah Sal'am said: " the beauty (righteousness) of Hajj lies in feeding others and speaking to them in an amicable fashion". Another Hadith states: "The virtue of Hajj lies in feeding others and in greeting others a lot". (Targheeb)It is also reported that when Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) announced that Paradise alone shall be the reward for a righteous Hajj, some companions inquired as to what a righteous Hajj actually was. To this Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) replied: "To feed others and to greet much". (Kanzul Ammaal)Hadith Number Three:Hazrat Aayesha R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal'am said: "There is no day in which Allah sets free more souls from the fire of hell than on the day of Arafaat. And on that day Allah draws near to the earth and by way of exhibiting His pride remarks to the Angels: "What is the desire of these servants of mine."Note: As for the fact that 'Allah draws near' or 'descends' to the lowest heaven and similar phrases in Hadith literature, it should be borne in mind that Allah alone knows best the correct meaning. Allah is at all times near. He is not at all in need of the literal ascending or descending. When they come across such statements, the ulama explains it as referring to Allah's special mercies that draw near.Whatever has been read in this above Hadith has been said in many others. In one Hadith for example we read: "When the day of Arafaat dawns, Allah descends to the lowest heaven and boastingly remark to the Angels: " Look at My servants, they have come towards Me with their hair disheveled and scattered while their bodies and clothes are covered with the dust of long journeys. The cry from them is 'Labbaik, Allahumma Labbaik (We are at Your service, 'O Lord, we are at Your service) 'O My Angels, I take you to witness that I have forgiven their sins". The Angels will say: "O Allah among them there is that person who is inclined towards sin, and there are among them that evil man. And that so woman": Allah will reply: " I have forgiven them all".Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) said: "On no other day are so many souls set free from hell as on that day". (Mishkaat) We see the same theme in the following tradition: Allah says (on that day) "these servants of mine have come to Me with disheveled hair, begging for My mercy". Then addressing the pilgrims Allah says: "Even though your sins shall be as numerous as the grains of sand on the earth and though they may be as many as the raindrops that descend from heaven, and though your sins be as many as the trees that grow on the earth, I forgive them all. Proceed from here to your homes while your sins are forgiven".Looking at another Hadith we read: (on the day of Arafaat) Allah boastingly addressing the Angels say: "Look at them, I have sent my Messenger to them. They believed in him. I revealed My book to them and they believed in it. You be My witness that I have forgiven them all. (Kanzul Ummaal)