Saturday, March 30, 2013

Kain Telekong Tesco

"Why don't we break the rules already?" Some Nights by Fun.

So I just noticed that I didn't post anything in February. Now my 2013 archives won't look pretty. Boohoo ;_;

So here's a story:

I was in my car, getting out of the maktab gates with some friends, when, while signing out, another friend of mine, let's call her Maddy, was also signing out. We asked her where she was going, and she said Tesco, so since we were going there anyway and there was still space in the car, I asked if she wanted a lift. She accepted.

She was carrying a bag, so I asked her what was in the bag.

"Maddy, ada apa dalam beg?"

"Kain telekong."

"Hang nak pi juai ka apa?"

"Dak aih. Saja amek kain telekong had ada kat surau Tesco tu bawak balik basuh. Ni nak bagi balik ah."

"Aik? Awat hang pi basuh plak?"

"La, biaq pi kat aku la nak buat apa pun!"

The end.

There are always ways to make the world a better place. And those ways don't have to be extravagant or big scale. Something as little as picking up a piece of plastic on the sidewalk and putting it into a nearby garbage can. Or moving a rock from the road. Or seeing that the prayer garments in a surau you frequent are dirty/smelly, and washing some. Or smiling to a stranger. It improves not only our own lives, but also others'.

There are an excess of opportunities to do good in the world and make it a better place. We just have to look.

May peace be upon you.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Notes on a Plane

"Never want to put my heart on the line," Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars.

So I've been wanting to write for forever, but the usual mind blank happens everytime I open blogger. Sungguh tak sihat.

So I've scrolled the "notes" I have in my phone and I came across this list of thoughts I had while being really bored on the plane back to Malaysia in December. Here they are:

- When you're in the service business, please smile to your clients/customers, at the very least.
- When a client/customer asks "Can you help me do that?", one of the worst responses you can give is "Can you please help yourself?"
-Because the air outside can reach temperatures as low as -50 degrees Celsius, airplanes must have heaters instead of coolers, huh?
- I wonder if any airline still condones smoking in their aircrafts.
- Remember to always have a handkerchief handy. You never know when your nose is going to run. Tissues just don't get the job done very well. They might even be making it worse.
- I wonder what good seatbelts do on an airplane.
- I wonder if I'll be calling Sydney regularly after this. I hope I do.
- Should be high time airplanes have free wifi (pun intended). At least good airplanes.
- Help others and don't expect anything in return. You'll be disappointed if you do. The root of all disappointment is expectation. Or something like that.
- Malaysia. Food. Goody.
- I wonder when squat toilets will be the norm worldwide.


In retrospect, the list isn't very extensive for an 8-hour plane ride. But then again I was trying my hardest to sleep the whole way to avoid being all sad and stuff.

May peace be upon all of you!