Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Journey He Made

Salam Maal Hijrah...

Maal Hijrah, which is also called Awal Muharam, is an important day for Muslims. Awal means beginning in English and Muharam is the first month of Muslim calendar.

The start of Muslim calendar year, Muharam coincides with Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina on the first Muharam in 622 A.D.

Hence, the meaning of Maal Hijrah in English is migration. Symbolically, Maal Hijrah also means changes the individual makes for the better and can be said as starting point to evaluate the inner-self for the road ahead.

I've yet to make any significant journeys in my life. At this stage all my inner paths point to nowhere. Maybe I'm blind and that the journey has already begun and that I'm merely over-analysing it.

You can say there is that spiritual compass in me that I try to maintain but sometimes I do get diverted big time. Never have I felt so weak in my life during those moments.

Monday, January 01, 2007


Dear twenty o seven, it's not good looking back when the last entry of 2006 in this space is about a jumper on the MRT tracks. That goes how unactive as a writer I've been lately.

Much have happened and as I trawled this space I think I've definitely left out many bits I consider too mundane or a tad too personal to reveal. I think that's quite alright because this blog does not define me as the person my Creator knows inside out.

Made some achievements in 2006 -- both at work and in personal life. The milestone however is in the relationship. I just hope & pray M & I can get to the next level we want to be this year.

2007 can be a maddening year at the workplace. In the first quarter alone, I'm starting off with 2 projects. They're nothing new but they certainly set the tone for the rest of the year if done right.

We saw Blood Diamond last Saturday. I wasn't expecting to go out what with eve of Hari Raya Haji and all that but I just had to sms M to accompany me. The whole afternoon I was secretly hoping the people at the workplace do not activate Haj ops room.

Leornardo & Djimon Hounsou in Blood Diamond. See this movie if you want to dissuade your gf or wife from buying that ridiculously over the top looking diamond. Lol! Pan's Labyrinth, now I'm anticipating this one too, besides Volver!