Friday, July 29, 2011

We’re having a leisure conversation during lunch time. One of my friends was asking who is my favorite local singer. I told her I like Ella since I was in school and I used to have most of her albums. My sister once told her daughter about this and my niece was like “biar benar!”. I continued telling them that I like Elyana too esp on the “tarik tali” song.  The girl responded; “oooo Kak Linda minat Rock.. Patutlah dok pakai jeans jer”.... Aikkk!!! Nanti kalau pakai jubah, kena dgr nasyid ker??...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ammar dah besar...

I had these conversations with Ammar few weeks ago.. obscene sket na...
Mama: Hensem anak mama nih.. dah besar.. sikit lg anak teruna dah..
Ammar: Cuma air mani jer tak keluar lagi..
Mama maintain cool w'pun terkejut beruk dgr respond anak sulungnya itu...
Mama: Macam mana air mani nak keluar?..
Ammar: Mimpilah..
Mama: Mimpi apa?..
Ammar: Mimpi hantu ka.. pontianak ka.. toyol ka...
Mama: Tuh air kencing..
Ammar: tak lah mama.. air kecing cair jer.. mani tuh pekat...
Mama: Ammar tau mana nih?..
Ammar: Ustazah yg habaq
Mama: Ustazah habaq ka mimpi hantu?
Ammar: ye lah.. nak mimpi apa lg.. kalau mimpi makan.. keluar air liur pulak nanti..
Adoi lah ! mmg anak ku dah besar... huwaaaa!!!!..

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tak Rela Ai...

Next week; 1st August, is 1st Ramadhan already. I've yet to compile the list of things I need to improve this year... I would like to perform Dhuha and Terawikh fully... kalau boleh, tak nak skip2.. that's my wish :)...
Tgh seronok2 berangan, my current boss told me there's a change of plan for our department... I'm going to report to a new boss.. 1st time dpt ARAHAN... tak de tanya opinion and what not.. apa sudah jadi dgn company ku ini... well, as of now, I'm unhappy.. I'm not ready for a change.. not during Ramadhan... I need stability and flexibility so that I can plan my Ramadhan... ye lah! bukan senang nak manage 3 kids without maid... husband pulak jauh.. huhuhu...
Anyhow, I pray for the best.. may the change is for the better.. positive Linda.. positive!!...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

It has been almost a year... haiyarkkk!!

What happened to my vow last yr ?.. to update this blog frequently konon... i'm gonna make that vow again today.. hahaha... my kids are growing.. Ammar might be following this blog from now.. I'll make him read!!.. Umaira will definitely do the same by nxt yr.. so mama, update.. update... find time.. less FB(ing) :)...
The latest pic taken on Maulidurrasul day.. The kids were sent to Angah's house and followed her to the mosque while mama had to work... owh! I pray and hope that I'll have some times to spend on improving myself for becoming the better person... InsyaAllah...

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Footbal crisis agin!!!

In July 2006, I've posted about the most popular incident happenned in World Cup 2006 - Zidane headbutted Materazzi . After that incident and the reason given by Zidane; we will never support Italy again.

As in World Cup 2010, the most tragic incident to date is the denial of  Lampard's goal. Not one person can deny Frank Lampard's goal - it's just a great injustice. But, the similar incidents will keep happening if we depened 100% on the referees. I would like to share with you guys on the article I've just read.

Germany v England: 2010 FIFA World Cup - Round of SixteenFrank Lampard's shot clearly went over the line but Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer continued with play. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Shortly before half-time in the World Cup elimination match between England and Germany on 27 June, the England midfielder Frank Lampard had a shot at goal that struck the crossbar and bounced down onto the ground, clearly over the goal line. The goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, grabbed the ball and put it back into play. Neither the referee nor the linesman – both of whom were still coming down the field, and poorly positioned to judge – signalled a goal, and play continued.
After the match, Neuer gave this account of his actions: "I tried not to react to the referee and just concentrate on what was happening. I realised it was over the line and I think the way I carried on so quickly fooled the referee into thinking it was not over."
To put it bluntly: Neuer cheated, and then boasted about it.
By any normal ethical standards, what Neuer did was wrong. But does the fact that Neuer was playing football mean that the only ethical rule is "win at all costs"?
In football, that does seem to be the prevailing ethic. The most famous of these incidents was Diego Maradona's goal in Argentina's 1986 World Cup match against England, which he later described as having been scored "a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God". Replays left no doubt that it was the hand of Maradona that scored the goal. Twenty years later, in a BBC interview, he admitted that he had intentionally acted as if it were a goal, in order to deceive the referee.

Something similar happened last November, in a game between France and Ireland that decided which of the two nations went to the World Cup. The French striker Thierry Henry used his hand to control the ball and pass to a teammate, who scored the decisive goal. Asked about the incident after the match, Henry said: "I will be honest, it was a handball. But I'm not the ref. I played it, the ref allowed it. That's a question you should ask him."
But is it? Why should the fact that you can get away with cheating mean that you are not culpable? Players should not be exempt from ethical criticism for what they do on the field, any more than they are exempt from ethical criticism for cheating off the field, for example by taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Sport today is highly competitive, with huge amounts of money at stake, but that does not mean it is impossible to be honest. In cricket, if a batsman hits the ball and one of the fielders catches it, the batsman is out. Sometimes when the ball is caught the umpire cannot be sure if the ball has touched the edge of the bat. The batsman usually knows and, traditionally, a batsman should "walk" – leave the ground – if he knows he is out.
Some still do. The Australian batsman Adam Gilchrist "walked" in the 2003 World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka, although the umpire had already declared him not out. His decision surprised some of his team-mates but won applause from many cricket fans.
An internet search brought me just one clear-cut instance of a footballer appearing to doing something equivalent to a batsman walking. In 1996, Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler was awarded a penalty for being fouled by the Arsenal goalkeeper. He told the referee that he had not been fouled, but the referee insisted he take the penalty kick. Fowler did so, but in a manner that enabled the goalkeeper to save it.
Why are there so few examples of such behaviour from professional footballers? Perhaps a culture of excessive partisanship has trumped ethical values. Fans don't seem to mind if members of their own team cheat successfully, they only object when the other side cheats. That's not an ethical attitude. (Though, to their credit, many French football followers, from President Nicolas Sarkozy down, expressed their sympathy for Ireland after Henry's handball.)
Yes, we can deal with the problem to some extent by using modern technology or video replays to review controversial refereeing decisions. But while that will reduce the opportunity for cheating, it won't eliminate it, and it isn't really the point. We should not make excuses for intentional cheating in sport. In one important way, it is much worse than cheating in one's private life. When what you do will be seen by millions, revisited on endless video replays, and dissected on television sports programs, it is especially important to do what is right.
How would football fans have reacted if Neuer had stopped play and told the referee that the ball was a goal? Given the rarity of such behaviour in football, the initial reaction would no doubt have been surprise. Some German football fans might have been disappointed. But the world as a whole – and every fair-minded German fan, too – would have had to admit that he had done the right thing.
Neuer missed a rare opportunity to do something noble in front of millions of people. He could have set a positive ethical example to people watching all over the world, including the many millions who are young and impressionable. Who knows what difference that example might have made to the lives of many of those watching. Neuer could have been a hero, standing up for what is right. Instead he is just another very skillful, cheating footballer.
Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Addiction!!!

Ashraff's sitting besides me while I'm uploading Umaira's pics. He keep asking about his pics and I've promised him to upload his pics asap.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Fresh from the oven

I have something else to do right now but I need to post this news right away as well. I feel upset.. really frustrated. Look at the blur photo and you'll know why.