Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Price hike?

I've got to bring it into the context of living in Germany.

Let's face it. We want to be a developed country, at least to enjoy the facilities of one. We want mobility, fast internet connection (maybe we can put this in our Christmas wishlist), eat at restaurants till midnight, furnish our house with imported furnitures, although when we look at the productivity of our people in general, we should be grateful the price of sugar in our country is not 4- or 5-fold that in Germany.

So we have petroleum, we produce sugar. Germany produces the car you use, the medical devices you use, some of the machine-parts in our sugar factory or oil-platform or oil refineries.

I hate price hike, especially if I don't keep any saving and I have a hungry family to feed. I'm just saying, if we choose to stop pointing fingers, start asking only what we deserve or start asking after we've balanced all the factors involved, start being productive, we'd be better off.

MY 2¢, let's talk.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

radiol_102 / autom_202

radiology lab schedule

get automatisierung notes.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Qstardict on MaeMo

Why woul the geeks in maemo.org complicate things, with all their xterminal's sudo gainroot, mkdir and stuff?

Thanks a lot username asasan in the forum. You're my buddha.

Because i need a german-english dictionary so bad on this device, i downloaded the eng-ger and ger-eng dictionaries from xdxf.revdanica.com/down2/index.php?down_format=StarDict
(of course, those with highest no. Of articles)

It's really important that you do so.

As for the eng-eng dict., I downloaded two. 'Search' the webpage for keywords '185395' and '119769' and you'll get what i mean.

It's also worth mentioning that at times qstardict may take longer than usual to process your request, especially between selecting 'plugins' directories and seeing it appear in 'dictionaries'. And no, it's not being a Qstardick. Be patient!

Up next, Evopedia baby, wooooot!

Thursday, 28 January 2010


I read these verses this morning and thought that these could very much explain the peculiar behaviors that I will exhibit:

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate.

29:41 The parable of those who take guardians besides Allah is as the parable of the spider that makes for itself a house; and surely the frailest of the houses is the spider’s house — if they but knew!

29:43 And these parables, We set them forth for men, and none understand them but the learned.

29:45 Recite that which has been revealed to thee of the Book and keep up prayer. Surely prayer keeps (one) away from indecency and evil; and certainly the remembrance of Allah is the greatest (force). And Allah knows what you do.

29:47 And thus have We revealed the Book to thee. So those whom We have given the Book believe in it, and of these there are those who believe in it; and none deny Our messages except the disbelievers.

29:49 Nay, it is clear messages in the hearts of those who are granted knowledge. And none deny Our messages except the iniquitous.

29:50 And they say: Why are not signs sent down upon him from his Lord? Say: Signs are with Allah only, and I am only a plain warner.

29:52 Say: Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you — He knows what is in the heavens and the earth. And those who believe in falsehood and disbelieve in Allah, these it is that are the losers.

29:54 They ask thee to hasten on the chastisement, and surely hell encompasses the disbelievers

29:56 O My servants who believe, surely My earth is vast, so serve Me only.

29:57 Every soul must taste of death; then to Us you will be returned.

29:58 And those who believe and do good, We shall certainly give them an abode in high places in the Garden wherein flow rivers, abiding therein. Excellent the reward of the workers,

29:59 Who are patient, and on their Lord they rely!

29:61 And if thou ask them, Who created the heavens and the earth and made the sun and the moon subservient? they would say, Allah. Whence are they then turned away?

29:64 And the life of this world is but a sport and a play. And the home of the Hereafter, that surely is the Life, did they but know!

29:65 So when they ride in the ships, they call upon Allah, being sincerely obedient to Him; but when He brings them safe to the land, lo! they associate others (with Him),

29:66 That they may be ungrateful for what We have given them, and that they may enjoy. But they shall soon know.

29:68 And who is more iniquitous than one who forges a lie against Allah, or gives the lie to the Truth, when it has come to him? Is there not an abode in hell for the disbelievers?

29:69 And those who strive hard for Us, We shall certainly guide them in Our ways. And Allah is surely with the doers of good.


Let us all contemplate.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

The Choices

In the wilderness I wondered,

Take one road and part from the other-

I know this leads to home,

But what adventures;

Are along that which rends asunder?

This dull path with its benches,

That are empty, and so are the trenches,

They left hastily for safety-

Vague footprints and pushed aside branches;

Evidence of their humdrum choices.

As I pass the last sapling,

I recall where I stood wondering,

The road to home is not as safe-

For safety is to stand and do nothing,

And let the passing time decide something.


Thursday, 14 January 2010

Berceuse of the Wanderer.

Before the night, I aver-

Down this endless road, hopes glimmer,

As I tread forth they disappear,

Only to reappear a little further.

In this heart the nature whispers,

Of hooting owls and other creatures;

‘There is no path here, O’ wanderer-

‘Look south and north, what the snow covers’

When my hands tremble and tears trickle

I would answer briefly and forth toddle;

‘Do you not see these love shackles’ -

‘And warm memories that I coddle?’

I shall not halt for some hurdles,

I see hopes and hopes rekindled,

Sublime me questions, and do befuddle-

Till I rest at last in the earth cuddle.


Monday, 11 January 2010

Herald dan penggunaan kalimah 'Allah'

Dengan nama Allah, Maha Pemurah, Maha Penyayang.

Mengapa kalimah Allah tidak boleh digunakan oleh penganut Kristian di Malaysia? Kerana:

1. Ini akan menimbulkan kekeliruan dikalangan generasi muda.

Jika kita tidak mengambil langkah drastik untuk membendung krisis ini dari akar umbi, maka adakah kita mampu mengawal bahan bacaan generasi Islam akan datang? Mereka akan terus terdedah kepada bahan bacaan yang bakal merosakkan pandangan serta pegangan Islam mereka. Perbezaan antara agama Kristian dan agama Islam yang sememangnya ketara, akan menjadi kabur. Lalu, mereka akan mengambil enteng, masalah-masalah yang berkaitan degan perbezaan antara agama Kristian dan agama Islam seperti isu menutup aurat serta pergaulan. Cukuplah naskah-naskah daiyah Kristian (karikatur terjemahan Bahasa Melayu) yang diedarkan kepada anak-anak Islam, yang menggunakan perkataan 'Nabi Isa', sekaligus memberikan impresi yang salah kepada mereka.

Sebelum ini, kerajaan tidak membenarkan naskah Bibel versi Melayu dikeluarkan dan diedarkan secara meluas. Mengapa? Adakah kerana kita mempunyai tanggapan yang salah mengenai peruntukan kebebasan beragama di dalam perlembagaan? Tidak sama sekali. Ia adalah kerana, melalui tindakan sedemikian, dalam diam-diam, hak agama kita pula yang telah dicabuli.

2. Mereka akan membuat tuntutan lain pula di masa akan datang.

Jika matlamat penggunaan kalimah 'Allah' dalam majalah Herald adalah untuk membolehkan diseminasi ajaran serta ideologi Kristian, maka sudah tentu mereka tidak akan berhenti di sini. Jika tiada yang mampu memperjuangkan kesucian agama ini, mungkinkah Malaysia akan menjadi seperti Indonesia di mana 'Panca Sila' memastikan kesamarataan semua agama? Konsep kebebasan beragama adalah tidak sama dengan konsep kesamarataan agama. Telahpun dijelaskan secara terperinci di dalam perlembagaan, bahawa agama Islam adalah agama rasmi Malaysia.
Jika kita boleh bersepakat mengiktiraf perlembagaan Malaysia, maka bagaimana pula perlembagaan yang sama boleh digunakan oleh segelintir anggota masyarakat yang mempunyai agenda tersendiri untuk merampas hak anggota masyarakat yang lain.

3. Permintaan ini jelas bertentangan dengan pegangan umat Islam.

Di dalam kitab suci Al-Quran, jelas tertulis 'Dialah Allah yang Maha Esa'. Dalam konteks Bahasa Arab, bolehlah dikatakan bahawa sifat 'Maha Esa' atau 'Yang Satu' itu hanya boleh dikaitkan dengan kalimah suci Allah dan kalimah suci Allah itu hanya boleh dikaitkan dengan sifat 'Maha Esa' atau 'Yang Satu'. Adakah sama penggunaan kalimah Allah di Malaysia dan di Indonesia? Jika 'memberi' kepada penganut Kristian bererti 'mengambil' dari umat Islam, adakah wajar aspirasi ini diperjuangkan? Adakah kita sanggup mengenepikan keselamatan sosial? Adakah kita tidak mampu mencapai kata sepakat di atas semangat perpaduan, hormat antara satu sama lain dan kedaulatan undang-undang? Semestinya umat Islam Malaysia tidak akan penat memperjuangkan hak mereka yang telah dicabuli. Maka ini cumalah situasi Malaysia yang 'unik' yang perlu diterima oleh penganut Kristian di Malaysia. Sesungguhya, bukan semua 'keunikan' bersesuaian dengan kehendak individu.