Friday, November 29, 2013

Live Life and Let Loose

Dear Diary,

Received this email some time back, thought of sharing it here...


A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package. "This" he said, "isn't any ordinary package."

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box. "She got this the first time we went to New York, 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put in on, was saving it for a special occasion."

"Well, I guess this is it."

He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.

He turned to me and said, "Never save something for a special occasion. Every day in your life is a special occasion."

I still think those words changed my life.

Now, I read more and clean less. I sit on the settee without worrying about anything and just relax. I spend more time with family and friends and less at work.

Money is to be spent not saved. I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.

I no longer keep anything. I use crystal glasses everyday. I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it. I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.

I go out with my friends whenever I want to rather than thinking I don't have the spare money or time. The words 'Someday...' and 'One day...' are fading away from my dictionary. If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now.

I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.

I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends. She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels. She might have told everyone how much she loved them. I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favorite food.

It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come...


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dialect 3

Dear Diary,

As I'm now in my home town, I thought why not write another post on Kedah dialect. Let's learn new words...

LA - now (sekarang)
AWAT - why (kenapa, pasal apa)
DAN - in the nick of time (sempat)
AYAQ - water (air)
HABAQ - tell, inform (khabar, beritahu)
LALU - have appetite to eat (selera untuk makan)
CELUIH - fit nicely (muat)
LOKOIH - thoroughly wet (basah lencun)
KETEGAQ - stubborn (degil)
LIGAN - chase, run after (kejar)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

My First Son is 9

Dear Diary,

When I look at you, I cannot believe that you're already 9 years old. Has it been that long? You've grown son. In a couple of years, you'll be in your teen years. How I wish you can stay as a kid forever.

Among your siblings, you test my patience the most but you also teach me a lot. Being a mother to you, I learn to be a better person. A child is a huge responsibility from Allah. I always pray that I'm able to lead us both to Jannah.

If one day you read this post, I want you to know that no matter how hard or how usual I scold you and how long I nag you, it's all because I love you very much. I only want the best for you.

Whatever it is, I am always here for you in your happiest moments and darkest hours.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Some Words to Ponder

Dear Diary,

Life is short, live it.
Love is rare, grab it.
Anger is bad, let go of it.
Fear is a mind-killer, face it.
Memories are sweet, cherish them.

* Quoted from Precious Family Forever