Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Inspired: Teacher which make a change

I was inspired with my brother’s story. Simple but yet refreshing. It is about on one lucky Friday, my brother encountered with his two junior from his former high school at his university. Seeing school boys with complete Malay uniform (with samping and songkok) he was overwhelm. Usually my brother will not start any conversation but not that day. He just broke the ice asking why they are here during that hour. The school students are actually paying their visit at the university because of their teacher. Not to have a long conversation with my brother, the boys pointing finger to their teacher.
So this is how the story started.
My brother assumed those boys are an excellent student therefore their teacher rewards them a visit to university. Surprisingly, the boys are at the last list because they actually do not do well in exams. It is the teacher initiative which brings them to the higher learning institution in order to motivate them. Perhaps they will reconsider and contemplate themselves, and then they will change for better.
I was mesmerized with the teacher effort and willingness to do more than ordinary. This is a teacher that worthy for solute and respect from all of us. Teacher which will act beyond boundary because they believe each student have unique quality, if we patient enough to nurture we will get an outstanding results.
Alhamdulillah, I pray to Allah blessed the teacher with boundless rizq and ilm’, strength and honor, beautiful heart here and hereafter. And I pray for my friend that will eventually becoming a school teacher soon. I have strong believe he will make a change, and will used his power to nurture and mould youngster in the right path. InsyaAllah.
The full story is here.
I believe this is a kind of teacher that will make an impact. I once have a Professor which is well known in my faculty and the engineering industry. He has chosen me to become his supervisee. I didn’t know what is Professor is all about. At that time there is only 2 Professors available. It is my honour he had chose me, I’m only a na├»ve undergraduate student then and he is A Professor. He taught me a lot. But he taught me the lesson that I will not forget, he said “Asal, when you want to do something, please refer to others’ works for the preliminary study than you will be guided”.
That is the lesson which is so simple but yet meaningful. And yet you’ll ask me for the significant.
Well, my supervisor has passed away long time ago. Maybe, I’m the last under graduate under his supervision. He died because of car accident at my faculty. Till the last breath he had served my institution. What a patriot.
That simple lesson is so significant. Why is that? It is because I still can hear his advised even he is actually being buried seven feet under. I’m always used his advised for everything I do. For my works, researches, art works, and even when I’m cooking. The advice is still significant, and I will ensure to the last breath I’m taking.
Both teachers (my brother case and my Professor) are an educator. To teach is not simply to display; it is to show the right things. Things that can be understand at the comprehension level of the students. They educate while being humble and trying at their very best to make students to understand. It is a lesson which can be sustained. This is what has been said, a knowledge that is benefited here and hereafter.
My respect is with both of these inspiring teachers.
O Allah blessed them with Your unlimited blessing.
Suddenly I remembered, Ubalighu walau ayat, convey knowledge even it is only one word!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Girl that Leap Through Time

I've heard a very big deal about this anime movie. My friend has asked me to watch it with patient. My brother asked my review on this. I don’t have time being engaged with movie right now, but yet I watched it twice. I watched this movie, with prejudice because I'm deeply in love with Gibli’s movies. There is no where I can review others as good as Gibli’s. Second, I watched it with my best friend the night before her birthday. This time around like a freshman with open mind.
MasyaAllah, that’s will be the word to describe this masterpiece of story telling.

What life will be, if we have the ability to leap through time?
From my point of view, this is the movie that sooth the eyes. It was beautifully been drawn and portrays. The pictures are breathtaking. I just can’t keep my eyes out of the frame. Nothing like Gibli’s at all. I’m glad I found the beauty in others movie as well. The story, well, it was seriously and critically been written. I might say, there is zero plot to be wasted in this movie even I’m pretty sure there have some that can be discussed in term of logical aspect. But till the end, the story teller will make sure everything will get connected in very smooth and clean scenes.
The story is about Makoto. She was accidentally been given with the ability to leap through time. Makoto is studying at high school therefore the conflict is built which focus on her. As a teenager, there is really not much to ask right? Funny but at the same time, bigger issue has been aroused. One of the themes is about teenager and their direction in life. Have they been thinking about it? Or they just let it passed with time?
Well, to reflects, I’m too think the same. Maybe I’m a little bit too late because I’m not a teenager anymore. But I’m thinking about all the kids and teenagers around me, and my kids in the future, should we discuss this important thing so they will be more directed? I think we should. If we don’t discuss it seriously with them at least we should play our role to show them the way. Make them believes to themselves, to make them feel confident that they are in the right track, make them know themselves and realized things, find the path that will suit them well, show them the right way so they will not regret, fight for dreams, pursue for love and happiness, speak out for the truth and act true.
Yes, those are my thoughts after I've finished the second round for this movie. I thought for opportunity. I thought about, if and only if I’ve a good advisor during I’ve been raised, will things change? If I was taught to believe in myself and fight for love, will I be someone else? Will I be happy then?
Well, of course you might ask me, do I regret the way how I’ve been raised?
The answer is no. Big NO. I’m totally blessed. There is nothing to be trade. There are lots of things that I’m grateful about and thank Him everyday. Alhamdulillah.
Makoto in the other hand, having the advantages to change things decided to used the ability with something that is not so important I might say. For example, she turn the clock back just because she really wanted to eat pudding. She even does that just to extend longer time for karaoke and a lot more.
Watching ‘The Girl that Leap Through Time’ is somewhat enjoy and fun, at the same time make me think.
For what ever happen to me especially during this turbulent time, having the ability to leap back in time will be precious. That is what I needed most really badly.
But even so, if I have the same opportunity like Makoto I will never leap through time. For what ever happen the most important to me is memory. I’m too afraid if I leap it will erase the best part in me. Or it will get worse, if decided to leap through time it will erase the memory in someone which has restored me, to be remember.
Well, leap through time, do you think it can happen in reality?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

L Change the World

I enjoying my weekend break by watching this movie during my leisure weekend. My brother does not encourage me to watch the movie. I do not know why, even though I get hooked with all the characters in the Death Note episodes especially with L, the most unimaginable hero character. He is the anti climax of a hero image.
My bro advised, before he hand over to me the L Save the World Movie, “Are you really want to watch this, don’t you think that you will be sad later. It is all about L and you know L will eventually die?”
Well, a movie is still a movie. If the movie is good it will be worth to watch it right, for whatever the outcome will be. Yes, surprisingly L is contra for what I’ve had watching Death Note 1 and Death Note 2. The plot is too predictable. It has been filming in conventional method of Hollywood style. The least I expected from Japanese movie. However it is good to see L in action, to see him having other faces as well. He as the center, not to be shared the spotlight with Kira in Death Note.
The movie started with an emotional drive, reflecting Watari’s death while helping L to solve for Death Note cases. The bond between L and Watari is not been exaggerating with flashback images. The relationship has been shown with very minimum image, but yet adequate enough to make audience to simulate their own imagination how Watari and L have developed the bond of Father and Son. Yup, having a genius son like L is not easy but Watari has raised L well to become a human, even L is not so human in character.
The issue is about unethical bunch of people who having the idea to save the Earth from destruction by the increasing number of human population on the Earth. This maniac and insane group have planned to spread a deathly virus to eliminate as much peoples as they can widespread the globe. So they can develop a harmony and well balance ecological environment between human and the Earth. So here comes L to save the world.
Yes, straight forward. The beauty of this film is about L. The philosophical aspect in this movie is about environment to human relationship, human to human relationship, the appreciation of life, and many more. Yes, again the beauty of this movie is about L. Who so ever have had watched Death Note 1 and Death Note 2 will have some attachment to the character. Having in mind that L will actually die anyway, make us wanted to know whether L, will ever smile?
True, my brother always knows that this is a movie that will carry my emotion away.
During the hardest time ever in my life, the movie doesn’t help me that much to ease the burden inside me. Well as L said to Near, “How talented you are, you alone can’t save the world”.
True, “We need ummah to do that L”.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Job


I've new job. An adviser. I hope I'm wise and knowledgeable enough to deliver this. Hope all the wisdom will eventually bestowed on me, whenever people seek for my advise. I know, I don't really even have the capacity but if people come and ask for help, I just can't ignore. Can I?
It is really a scary job I might say.
Hope to have brilliant and powerful brain like Yoda.
So what should I decide for evening break, Karipap or Bihun Sup?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

know yourself

Looks around you, what kind of friends you are with?
They might reflects who you are.
Rhonda Byrne said 'Like attracts like'.