Monday, 19 September 2011

BaCk tO bOoKs

It may be exciting or nervous to go back to college after either a long holiday or a long semester break, especially if going back to college means starting a new year of your honors or starting a study session with people you have never met. Having a feeling that it is not yet time to go back to books is not a problem. A long relaxing holiday can make you lazy or your internship that you took during the vacation could be more enthusiastic that you feel it is yet not the time to go back to books. But eventually there is no escape when it comes to time; time to go back.

It is not awkward to have a feeling that you need a fresh and different look for the new semester or the new academic year. It’s always about the first impression, right?

Welcome to all those starting the new academic year for this late midyear! And for those who flunked the previous semester exams due to various reasons, or ended up doing re-sitting exam or had an year repeated, it’s the time to buck up and start over.

Back to books and best of luck with the books!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


Some people always remain intact with the phrase, “people always leave”. I couldn’t agree more. Nobody stays forever with anybody or anything.

“Leaving” in the context of a word, means going away. Practically it means the same. Although in contexts of different situations, it may be different as the reason for leaving may be different. People leave for good, to ignore situations and sometimes beyond their own will.

Death is a way that takes away loved persons, without permission or consent. Dead people leave the living. When parents split through divorce the child may have to leave either of the parents. When someone wants ignore the situation or get away from the troubles, people leave too.

People leave for the better they say. Leaving overseas for better education, for better settlement, and for a better life.

Leaving, being a hard choice for some, but it’s a harder choice for the people who stayed and watched you leave. Its part of their life that would go missing once the leaving is gone. It’s the person who stays that dread to the day that the gone would return.

Leaving loved ones is a difficult decision to make. And if the reason for leaving is for the good and knowing that things be better upon return, the wait always worth.

‘Saying goodbye is hard, but knowing your hello is nearer, makes me smile…‘ (Fazy. A, 24 July 2011)


Usually a thirty day period where Muslims fast (do not eat or drink from dawn until sunset). The month is meant for prayers and most of all, dedicating ourselves to GOD. The holy month is to remembering what Allah Almighty provided us with and being thankful for what we have every day.

However, as years passed, the people have neglected the chances of achieving the good deeds and the blessing from God. Just after sunset, they have returned to doing their usual chores, forgetting the duty to God.

Instead of devoting themselves to God, people have started hanging out at popular coffee shops, rides around the city or just passing time gossiping about other people. This has become the trend of the people today.

Moreover, people have attained the habit of preparing food that is more than enough, for the sake of showing off and eventually the food have ended up in the garbage bins.

Others have taken up the habit of spending time watching a game show on television or texting to win a prize posted in some sort of advert.

But when we come to think of it, Ramadan, is meant to be a holy month solely for devotion for prayers and good deeds, than any other month of the year. And not by any condition, a month for having fun, playing games or spending what you have on meaningless coffees.

God, Allah Almighty, shall bless for whoever shall work to achieve the blessing of Ramadan. And it is for us to work to achieve what awaits.

Ramadan Mubarak!