Today is Malaysia's 51st Independence day.
So why do I feel that even though our nation is 51 years old, we are still acting pretty immaturely?
You know what I'm talking about.
There's name-calling, taking away someone else's toy just coz you dont like him/her, throwing a tantrum when you think someone's gonna talk bad about you, swearing to god you didn't do something... I am just waiting for someone to chant and jeer "Ayok, tak tayor, balik rumah makan sayor" (or something to that effect).
Perhaps one day we'll be grown up enough to not need parties and fireworks to celebrate our own birthday.
A good present - abolishment of tolls? Reduction ( a real, substantial one) in fuel prices? a trustworthy government? - would do.
eh, but i digress.
Selamat Hari Merdeka, Malaysians :)
Tonight is the first of Ramadhan!
Ilham and Ihsan are excited coz they get to "wake up in the middle of the night an eat". I've got tempoyak, sambal daging and plenty of eggs for emergency lauk. I bought a Malaysian cookbook, just in case I suddenly crave for something.
I again, will attempt to finish reading the Quran within 28-30 days. This year I will read the regular Quran and not the tafseer, coz I find the translation distracting and slowing me down, though I feel that defeats the purpose of reading the Quran in the first place. But i just want to be able to say "I managed to khatam my Quran this year!"
I would like to take this opportunity to ask for forgiveness from all who read me, just in case I've written or said something that hurt your feelings.
I would also like to wish you all a blessed and peaceful Ramadhan, may Allah widen our path and award us with opportunities to do more ibadah than we did last year.
Kalau beli kueh kat pasar ramadhan tu, ingat2lah kita yang jauh dan terliur ini..