Sunday, August 12, 2012


"Kalau kau rasa terkilan," Gurindam Hutan Batu by Monoloque.

So I (not so) recently watched this video:

But then again, so has everyone else. If you're one of those hermits who hasn't, it's about these two orphaned kids (a blind child and a mute child) who decide to go on a journey to visit the mute kid's mother on Eid. Touching, truly is. Kudos to BERNAS for making it.

I cried watching the video. Really cried. Like teresak-esak. 

But when I stopped crying, I thought to myself.

Why am I crying? Because I just watched a sad video.

Why was it sad? Because those children were underprivileged.



So it made me think of how ungrateful I was of all the little things in life such as the ability to see, the ability to speak, still having my parents. 

So what are you going to do about it? Be more thankful, of course.




Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people." - Surah al-Baqarah [2:286]

Those kids are strong. They are able to cope with their fate. My fate is this. To live a life that's comfortable, more comfortable than some people will ever experience in their lives. 

What am I going to do with this comfort that has been granted to me? Am I going to just dwell in the fact that I am too weak to face a fate such as theirs? Put my head down and do nothing?

What do you think?

May peace be upon you.



Hafeesz Amran said...

I'm crying when the first time I saw this..

Hanis Mohamad Din Yati said...

I'm curious..those two cute little boys, are they real? because it seems like they're not acting on being mute and blind..BTW, honestly, this is absolutely the Raya TV commercial of the year! :) :) :) Selamat Berpuasa may uou meet Lailatulqadar..and last but not least Selamat Hari Raya!!

the typewritor said...

tersentuh sangat...bersyukur dan membantu org2 yg tidak berupaya mcm ni..mungkin itu pengorbanan yg patut kita lakukan sbgai manusia sempurna..

DrAccountant said...

i cried,n the same question has crossed into my mind,i asked myself,if i were them (trying to put myself in their shoes),"what do i want to do if i am physically perfect?"

shafiqabdshukor said...

memang sedih..
tapi itulah hakikatnya..
saya pernah pergi sekolah2 cacat penglihatan.. ad yang ibu bapa tak nak terima mereka disebabkan kekurangan mereka...
beraya kat sekolah bukan sebab tak ada ibu bapa tapi tak diterima keluarga.. besar adik2 ni la

Sara Roger said...

I cried watching it .

It made me think real deep of how privileged I am.

I do not deserve to shed any tears about small things compare to what these kids have been through.

May Allah bless and protect those orphans out there :')

Selamat Hari Raya, Anwar Hadi!

Anonymous said...

Because we're able we should be doing something more. Greater than expressing our sympathy, pity, empathy.

Ms Yunis said...

thanks BERNAS for realizing us