Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Don't stress too much... just "put the glass down"

Put The Glass Down

• A professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see and asked the students, “How much do you think this glass weighs?”

‘50 gms!’.... ‘100 gms!’...... ‘125 gms’ ...... the students answered.

• “I really don’t know unless I weigh it,” said the professor,
“but, my question is: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?”

• “Nothing” the students said.

• “Ok! What would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?” the professor

• “Your arm would begin to ache,” said one of the students.

• “You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?”

• “Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress and paralysis and have to go to hospital for sure!” ventured another student; and all the students laughed.

• “Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?” asked the professor.

• “No” the students said.
“Then what caused the arm ache and the muscle stress?” The students were puzzled. “Put the glass down!” said one of the students.

Exactly!” said the professor. “Life’s problems are something like this.
Hold it for a few minutes in your head and they seem okay. Think of them for a long time and they begin to ache. Hold it even longer and they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything.”

“It’s important to think of the challenges (problems) in your life, but EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to have trust in Allah (swt) and to ‘put them down’ at the end of every day before you go to sleep.

That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh and strong and can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!”

So, as it becomes time for you to leave office today, Remember friend to “PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY” and have tranquility by putting trust in Almighty Allah (swt).

Holy Quran (48:4) says: “He it is who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the believers that

they might have more faith added to their faith.” Tranquility is sign of strong faith while worries and stress is sign of weak faith. Tell to your mind every day before you go to sleep:


“O soul that is at rest satisfied. Return to your Lord well-pleased (with Him), well-pleasing (Him).

So, enter among My servants, and enter into my Paradise.”

♥ Moral ♥
Stop worrying so much, do not turn our precious life and beautiful world to an unpleasant place. Leave it to Allah.. afterall HE KNOWS BEST :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Let us be LEADERS :) an iPhone story

Hye All,

I guess by now all the raya mood would have been over. I am back in the midst of my study marathon before my specialist exam in November, exactly 4 days after Raya Haji

Today I want to share an interesting thing about iphone... anybody with iphone, raise up your hand please!... YUP! almost half of us have one... let's read a story about the iphone inventor :)

TRULY INSPIRATIONAL!!! (yes I do take a breather from my studies by reading success stories to inspire me to become a muslimah billionaire)

Tribute to Mr Heera Singh (www.heera.com.my). I met Mr Heera during a motivational course in Cameron Highland earlier this year and had been subscribing to his newsletter every month. Enjoy the story! :

I was to a certain extent surprised when I read about the fact that Steve Jobs had resigned as CEO of Apple on 24 August 2011, although I was aware that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer. The immediate effect was that Apple shares took a beating by dropping as much as 7 percent. This in itself is a testament to the magnitude of Steve Job's importance to Apple. It is reported that he will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, who has been running day to day operations, prior to this.

Let me make one thing straight and that is, I am a true blue Steve Jobs fan. His extraordinary vision and leadership has not only saved Apple at a particular point in its history, but has also guided it to its position as the world's most innovative and valuable technology company. Personally I have always been a 'Windows person'. Over the last year however I have slowly entered the realm of Apple (courtesy of my son) and the one thing that stands out is the fact that they make exceptional products that are way ahead of the competition. The iPad is the classic example of this phenomenon as it is a device that was only launched two years ago, but is now considered a device you cant do without.

Steve Jobs leaves Apple with the following awesome statistics:

a. Apple leads the digital music revolution wit its iPods and iTunes online store.

b. Apple has re-invented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store.

c. Apple has recently introduced iPad 2, which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

d. Apple has a cash reserve of $ 76 billion (more than what the US government has currently)

e. Apple has surpassed Exxon Mobil as the world's most valuable company - valued at $ 341.5 billion.

f. Apple has no debts!!!

What can we learn from Steve Jobs and Apple. Three crucial ones are:

a. Be a leader, take risks and always go against the grain. When Apple launched the iPad, most technological companies were wary and had written off tablets altogether. Right now it is considered 'THE DEVICE' to have and while other companies are only just launching their tablet products, Apple has already got momentum and an insurmountable lead. Apple is a leader; the other companies are the sheep!!

b. Attention to design and aesthetics. You can have the best product in the world but if the design and packaging does not appeal to customers, then your product is not going to be very successful. Apple products have always been highly functional and elegant. Very importantly, it has always been very, very user friendly. A great example is the iPhone which took the world by storm when it was introduced in 2007. Today, in spite of it only having five models that are similar in design (only specifications differ), Apple makes more profits than Nokia which has hundreds of different models of mobile phones. And why is it popular? Because it it not only 'good looking' but is also so simple to use!!

c. Be able to see the future of your industry. One of Steve Jobs most famous quotes (ice hockey metaphor) was "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been". What he meant is that he knew his industry well and could predict where it was headed or else he could influence its direction. For example in the audio music industry, Sony which was 'the technological company' at one time was only concentrating on how to make the Walkman (the iPod of the past) better in terms of sound, design etc. Apple went into a complete different type of technology and came up with the iPod. The rest as they say is history.

I am most certain the research team in Apple has already got the prototype of some new revolutionary product undergoing tests right now. In that context, Steve Jobs always positioned Apple at the forefront of his industry and never, ever copied the market.

Moral of the story? Dont be afraid to be different, in a good way :) Remember, success belongs to those who BELIEVE in the sweetness of their dreams...


Friday, September 9, 2011

Aidilfitri part 2 - Muar

Ok sambung cerita raya. Raya pertama petang selepas asar kami dah bertolak ke Muar, kampung halamanku yang tercinta. Kami tiba di Muar pada jam 8, di sambut dengan senyuman mama ayah & pelukan dari adik beradikku yang telah tiba sejak sebelum raya lagi.

Ok Kita layan gambar-gambar raya di Muar ya!

Raya pertama:

Balik dari beraya dengar bunyi mercun baru teringat rupanya malam itu malam kemerdekaan :)

Raya kedua, yellow mania :)

Beraya ke rumah Atukku yg berusia 90 tahun!

Meriah kan raya di Muar..

Raya ke tiga dan ke empat pula, anak-anakku kurang sihat jadi banyak duduk di rumah dan beraya di rumah saudara mara yg dekat-dekat sahaja.

Nenek ni Adik kepada datukku tadi. Orang dulu-dulu umur 80 pun kuat lagi :)

Yang ni kawan sejak kami form 1 lagi, duduk semeja selama 3 tahun!

Kawan baik pun datang on the way balik KL dari Pontian

Ini pula Pakcik kesayanganku di Air Hitam Muar

Pada hari raya kelima kami pun bertolak balik ke Kuala Lumpur. Sebelum tu sempat bergambar dgn Mama Ayah. Tgk muka Mana cedih je.. Tak apa ya Mama, nanti kami balik lagi

Sempat juga singgah ke rumah rakan kongsi di Tampin :)

Bila tengok semula gambar-gambar raya ni, baru perasan baju rayaku & anak-anakku tahun ni semua dari oversea :) semua hasil melancong dgn Hai-O, dari Bandung, Mekah dan Hong Kong. Alhamdulillah ...

Baju raya pertamaku pun alhamdulillah dapat tempah dari designer idolaku Calvin Thoo.

Anda pun boleh dapat raya yang meriah dgn side income yang sama. :)

~012-3051984~ ;)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Aidilfitri 2011 - Rembau

Salam 9 Syawal.. Lambat betul baru dapat update blog. Tahun ini lebaran agak berbeza dengan tahun-tahun yg sebelumnya. Pertama kerana Mak Su suamiku telah kembali ke rahmatullah, 2 minggu sebelum Ramadhan. Kedua, kerana pertama kali juga aku menguruskan anak-anak sendiri kerana pembantu rumahku pulang berhari raya di Indonesia.

Dua hari sebelum raya, hatiku terasa sebak kerana masuk tahun ini sudah 10 tahun aku tidak menyambut lebaran di kampung halamanku. Memandangkan suamiku adalah anak lelaki tunggal, maka setiap kali raya aku akan pulang je kampungnya di Rembau dahulu. Mujur tahun ini di Rembau pun ada buat ketupat daun kelapa kesukaanku, terubat juga rindu nak menganyam ketupat :)

Anak-anakku pula seronok berlari ke sana sini mengejar kucing kesayangan nenek suamiku.

Inilah telatah anak-anakku di pagi Aidilfitri :)

Kami juga dapat merasa kek Aidilfitri, yang juga adalah kek sambutan ulangtahun adik iparku Elena & anakku Wardina yang berlangsung pada 16 dan 20 Ogos yang lalu.

Songkok umar hanya bertahan 2 saat atas kepalanya. Sampin pula langsung tak mahu pakai. Baru setengah jam berbaju melayu, sudah habis basah. Akibatnya, tukar baju biasa lah..

Sempat kami menziarahi nenek sebelah Bapa mertuaku di Taman Clonlee & bergambar bersama sanak saudara di sana

Selepas asar, seperti juga tahun-tahun sebelumnya, kami bergerak pulang ke Muar pula.. Nantikan entri gambar-gambar raya di Muar pula ya..

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