Inilah Zaman Itu

Inilah zaman itu
Zaman yang penuh kekacauan
Zaman yang penuh kelaparan
Zaman yang penuh pertempuran

Inilah zaman itu
Zaman yang gempa di mana mana
Zaman yang fitnah bermaharajalela
Zaman yang penyakit aneh bermunculan di sini sana

Inilah zaman itu
Zaman orang berdebat di mana mana
Zaman adab dipisahkan daripada ilmu agama
Zaman al-Quran cuma dilagukan semata mata

Inilah zaman itu
Zaman dimatikan para Ulama
Zaman diangkatnya para Juhala
Zaman Luka’ bin Luka’ memimpin dunia

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27 Figure of Speech

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27 figure of speech

Innocent: Siblings Struggling to Survive

The social service took Kit and Molly into care when Kit fractured his arm, and his doctor noticed that the children had been making frequent visits to the hospital. The children were often sick and there were injuries that they suspected might not be accidental.

The children were sent to Cathy’s home, but were allowed supervised contact with their parents three times a week.

Tess, the children’s social worker, suggested that Cathy kept a food journal for the children to identify what might be causing them to be sick. They had undergone many tests to determine the cause of their illness, but doctors were been unable to pin point anything conclusive.

While under Cathy’s care, the children became sick from time to time. Once, Kit’s allergic reaction was so bad, Cathy had to call an ambulance and Kit had to spend the night at the hospital but recovered quickly.

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#DudukDiRumah

Petang 17 Mac, 2020 (sehari sebelum Perintah Kawalan Pegerakan (PKP) berkuat kuasa) saya ke pasar raya untuk membeli barang keperluan. Terpinga melihat rak sayur dan buah-buahan hampir kosong. Barang keperluan asas lain pun kebanyakannya disapu bersih.

Demikian jeleknya ketamakan manusia yang pentingkan diri sendiri sedangkan kerajaan telah umumkan orang ramai dibenarkan keluar untuk beli barang keperluan asas. Maka apa perlunya membolot begitu banyak untuk diri sendiri seolah-olah mereka saja yang perlu makan dan hidup. Kerajaan juga telah memberi jaminan bahawa bekalan makanan mencukupi untuk tempoh PKP.

Dua hari kemudian, saya pergi lagi ke pasar raya yang sama (itu yang terdekat dengan rumah), barang telah distok semula tetapi rak masih separa kosong.

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I, KKK: The Autobiography of a Historian

The late Prof. Khoo Kay Kim was born in 1937 in Kampar, Perak. Prof. Khoo started his story by tracing his lineage to the ancestors who came to Malaya. Naturally, he talked about people who played a crucial role in his young life, apart from his parents.

Prof. Khoo’s father was apolitical and did not pay much attention to the political movements at the time, and admonished him when he showed interest in politics. His father’s stance might have played a role in sparing his family from the brutality of the Japanese occupation. Even though the Chinese community were treated cruelly by the Japanese occupation soldiers, the Khoo family was spared.

Prof. Khoo was an avid football player and wrote at length about his involvement in the sport and his passion for it shined through in the way he described the technicality of the game. I never cared much about football, but he held my attention. One can see how passionate he was about it.

Only the very lucky ones would find true love and Prof. Khoo was one of them. His is one of the sweetest true love story I’ve read. Their relationship as a mixed couple did not go unopposed, but true love prevailed.

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Hikayat Langlang Buana

Naskah asal hikayat ini adalah dalam tulisan Jawi dan 1283 Hijrah adalah tarikh penyalinan naskah. Penulis asal tidak diketahui. Penceritaannya menunjukkan pengaruh pada zaman peralihan Hindu-Islam.

Ini kisah pengembaraan Raja Indera Bumaya di negeri kayangan (keinderaan) untuk mendapatkan Tuan Puteri Kesuma Dewi yang cantik jelita. Tuan puteri telah ditunangkan dengan Raja Indera Syahperi, tetapi itu tidak menghalang keinginan Raja Indera Bumaya untuk memiliki Tuan Puteri Kesuma Dewi.

Dalam perjalanan menuju ke negeri Tuan Puteri Kesuma Dewi, Raja Indera Bumaya bertemu dengan beberapa watak yang membantu beliau dalam pengembaraannya dan mengajarkannya ilmu sakti.

Langlang Buana menukarkan dirinya ke bentuk merak emas dan melarikan Tuan Puteri Kesuma Dewi lalu disembunyikan di sebuah gua kepunyaan raja jin bernama Raja Biram Gangga. Langlang Buana meminta Raja Biram Gangga menjaga tuan puteri dan jangan diserahkan kepada sesiapa.

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Alahai, Tak Sampai Lima Ringgit

Ada suatu hari, saya pesan makanan menggunakan app. Biasanya bayar guna kad. Entah kenapa, hari itu saya pilih COD. Bila penghantar sampai, saya bagi duit dan suruh dia simpan baki.

Dia kata, eh ye ke ni?

Saya jawab, ya.

Dia tanya lagi, betul ke ni kak?

Saya jawab, betul.

Dia punya sengih, priceless. Masa itu saya terfikir, alahai, tak sampai 5 ringgit pun.

Sedang makan, saya teringat zaman duit tak berapa ada. Beberapa ringgit pun jadi sangat berharga. Sejak itu, bila pesan makanan, saya pilih COD dan suruh penghantar simpan baki. Kecil besar nilai sesuatu, hanya tuan punya diri yg tahu.