Friday, November 29, 2013

Nikahilah seseorang ....


Nikahilah seseorang yang akan membuatmu jatuh cinta kepada Allah setiap hari.

28 November 2013: Sekadar makan malam bersama

Kami bertemu di Stesen MRT Kembangan.

Setelah menunaikan solat Maghrib di Masjid Kassim, kami ke Restoran Mr Teh Tarik untuk makan malam. Putu Piring tidak terkecuali daripada menu makan malam kami. Sebenarnya, disebabkan Putu Piring lah, kami tidak makan malam di restoran berhampiran dengan Masjid Kassim. Sebaliknya, kami memilih untuk ke Restoran Mr Teh Tarik dengan teksi.

Setelah ke Kompeks Joo Chiat dan Kompleks Tanjong Katong (yang kebanyakan kedainya telah ditutup), kami akhirnya mengorak langkah ke Stesen MRT Paya Lebar untuk pulang.

Sekadar makan malam bersama setelah hampir tiga minggu tidak bersua muka.

Pas Korporat

Alhamdulillah, aku baru sahaja mendaftarkan diri melalui lelaman mesrc untuk mendapatkan pas korporat.

Pas korporat ini adalah pas untuk melawat lima tempat menarik di Singapura secara percuma.

Lima tempat menarik yang dimaksudkan ialah
(i) Singapore Zoological Gardens (Taman Haiwan Singapura)
(ii) Jurong Bird Park (Taman Burung Jurong)
(iii) River Safari (Sungai Safari)
(iv) Singapore Science Centre (Pusat Sains Singapura)
(v) Singapore Flyer (Roda Raksasa Singapura atau Pelayang Singapura)

Mana satukah yang menjadi pilihanku untuk Disember ini?

Insha Allah, apabila aku sudah ke tempat menarik yang dimaksudkan, akan aku kongsi gambar-gambar yang dipetik itu di lelaman Nurani Nurain.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

9 & 10 November 2013: So sweet...

9 November 2013
Sabtu

Setelah menunaikan solat Maghrib di Masjid Moulana, bertemu di Restoran Mac Donalds untuk makan malam. Berjalan kaki menyusuri Sungai Singapura ke Taman Merlion untuk menonton persembahan cahaya untuk kali kedua pada tahun ini. Aliya tidak tertarik dengan persembahan cahaya itu.

Kami kembali ke tempat duduk berdekatan dengan Masjid Moulana dan Restoran Mac Donalds setelah selesai persembahan cahaya itu. Sementara melepaskan penat, kami melafazkan surah Al Fatihah dan surah Al Ikhlas, An Naas dan Al Falaq. So sweet...

10 November 2013
Ahad

Setelah menikmati hidangan yang enak di Restoran Sri Bistari, kami ke Bedok Central untuk mendapatkan sebuah telefon bimbit yang baharu di kedai telefon bimbit M1 yang selalu aku langgani.

Selepas itu, kami ke Darul Arqam untuk menunaikan solat Maghrib tetapi nampaknya, hasrat kami tidak kesampaian untuk bersolat di situ memandang kerja ubah elok sedang dijalankan. Maka, kami ke Masjid Khalid untuk menunaikan solat Asar diikuti dengan solat Maghrib. Aliya yang baik hati telah terlebih dahulu mengambilkan kain telekung untukk. So sweet...

Sesudah itu, kami ke Kompleks Joo Chiat untuk menghantar dres (yang aku pakai semalam kerana perlu disingkatkan sedikit dres yang agak labuh itu) di Butik Hidayat. Kemudian, kami membeli anak tudung dan jilbab kanak-kanak. Kesemuanya kami dapatkan dari Butik Anak Manja.

Akhir sekali, kami makan kuih Melayu iaitu Putu Piring dan Pisang Goreng dari Restoran Mr Teh Tarik.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Penulis Skrip: Na Mi Rae dan Im Seung Hee

Kedua-dua wanita ialah penulis skrip dalam bidang penyiaran rancangan televisyen.

Na Mi Rae bermula dengan menulis skrip untuk dokumentari manakala Im Seung Hee berminat dalam penulisan skrip untuk drama.

Kedua-dua mereka menghadapi cabaran dalam kerjaya mereka.

Cinta pertama sedang berbunga antara kedua-dua watak utama

Watak lelaki muda ini menyukai watak utama

Cuba teka yang mana satu Na Mi Rae dalam Marry Him If You Dare dan yang mana satu pula Im Seung Hee dalam Unemployed Romance?



Saturday, November 9, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ber'Kinetic Rain', bersolat Maghrib dan ber'Swensen's' di Lapangan Terbang Changi

Sabtu.

26 Oktober 2013.

Bertemu kami di Terminal Satu.

Melihat 'Kinetic Rain Sculpture' yang mengasyikkan.

Bukan sekadar mengasyikkan, bahkan menenangkan.

Menunaikan solat Maghrib di Terminal Satu.

Sementara mereka ke Burger King untuk membeli makanan yang amat diperlukan memandangkan mereka sudah lapar, aku beratur di Swensen's kerana aku terlalu mahu makan ais krim 'Sticky Chewy Chocolate'.

Pada malam itu, aku didorong hasratku yang kuat untuk menikmati 'Sticky Chewy Cocolate'.

Alhamdulillah, apabila mereka sampai sahaja di Swensen's, aku sedang mengikuti pramusaji Swensen's yang akan menunjukkan tempat duduk untuk kami.

Burger 'Mushroom Swiss' yang enak dari Burger King turut kami kongsi bersama.

Makan malam kami di Terminal Dua.


What are the ingredients that make some families resilient and happy? Part 3

Decades of research have shown that most happy families also communicate effectively, but it's not simply a matter of talking through problems. Talking also means telling a positive story about yourselves. When faced with a challenge, happy families, like happy people, just add a new chapter to their life story that shows them overcoming the hardship. This skill is particularly important for children, whose identities tend to solidify during adolescence.

The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine, and retell the story of your family's best moments and your relations' ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That act alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive for many generations to come.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

What are the ingredients that make some families resilient and happy? Part 2

Duke said that children who have the most self-confidence have what he calls "a strong intergenerational self". They know that they belong to something bigger than themselves.

Leaders in sociology and the military have found similar results. Jim Collins, a Colorado management expert, told me that successful human enterprises of any kind go out of their way to capture their core identity. The same applies to families, he said. Collins suggested that families create a mission statement similar to the ones companies and other organizations use to identify their core values.

The US military found that teaching recruits about the history of their service increases their camaraderie. Commander David G. Smith, chairman of the department of leadership, ethics and law at the US Naval Academy, advises graduating seniors to take incoming freshmen on history-building exercises, such as going to the cemetery to pay tributr to the first naval aviator or visiting the replica B-1 aircraft on campus.

Duke recommended that parents pursue similar activities with their children. Any number of occasions work to convey this sense of history: holidays, vacations, big family get-togethers, even a drive to the mall.

"These traditions become part of your family," Duke said.

Monday, November 4, 2013

What are the ingredients that make some families resilient and happy? Part 1

The Stories That Bind Us - Bruce Feiler

What are the ingredients that make some families resilient and happy?

It turns out to be a great time to ask that question. Researchers have recently revealed stunning insights into how to make families work more effectively, and I've spent the past few years exploring the subject by meeting familes, scholars ans experts ranging from peace negotiators to online game designers to Warren buffett's bankers.

A surprising theme has emerged: the single most important thing you can do for your family, it seems, is to develop a strong family narrative.

I first heard this idea in the mid-1990s from Marshall Duke, a psychologist at Emory University. Duke was studying myth and ritual in families when his wife, a children's learning disabilities specialist, made an observation: "[The students] who know a lot about their families tend to do better when they face challenges," Sara said.

Intrigued, Duke set out to test her hypothesis. He and Emory colleague Robyn Fivush developed a measure called "Do You Know?" scale that asked children to answer 20 questions, such as Do you know where yor grandparents grew up? Do you know where your mum and dad went to high school? Do you know about an illness or something really terrible that happened in your family?

Duke and Fivush asked those questions to members of four dozen families in 2001. They then compared the children's results with a battery of psychological tests the children had taken and reached an overwhelming conclusion that bolstered Sara's theory: the more children knew about their families' histories, the stronger their sense of control over their lives, the higher their self-esteem, and the more successfully they believed their families functioned.

Duke said that children who have the most self-confidence have what he calls "a strong intergenerational self". They know that they belong to something bigger than themselves.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Mengapa? Mungkinkah?

Mengapa panggilan telefonku tidak dijawab?

Mengapa mesej kirimanku tidak berbalas?

Mungkinkah dia ditimpa kemalangan?

Aku takut dan cemas.

Aku risau dan bimbang.

Aku tertekan dan buntu.

Sudah lebih daripada 9 jam kami tidak berkomunikasi.