few places around Bandung & Jakarta, Indonesia
(Breaking Through To The Next Level, by Zig Ziglar)
Alhamdulillah, the planning for this event went well. Yes, definitely there are lots of rooms for improvement. But, thank you very much and congratulation for KSIT team; En Nasa, Kak Yus, Sya, Nadia, Zaza + husband, Linda + partner, Munzir, and all children who are the special guests on that day. You all add up an important value in my understanding of what gratitude really means. I'll remember this special day all of my life. Good luck to you children for your bright and most promising future. May Allah be with you always. Amin.
A Day with Anak Yatim Taman Medan
The Woods Resort, Ulu Yam, Selangor
08 August 2009
"Dear, happy birthday. Wishing u all d happiness. May all ur dreams come true. Luv ya :-D Hv a great day!", says Chief Iz.
"Fiya darling, happy burday & may this day bring wonders & joy 2u :-)", says Darling Ara.
ALL I CAN SAY IS ... I'M SO GRATEFUL OF BEING ONE OF FEW PEOPLE WHO HAD TWO BIRTHDAYS IN A YEAR.
1- 7th of Aug. (I/C's Birthdate)
2- 22nd of Sept. (BirthCert Birthdate)
CONFUSED? Me too. So, don't ask why. Hehe!
Anyhow, I dedicate my special thanks to those people who had never failed to impress me of their love and kindness. I pray the very best to us all and may Allah's blessings become our great companion all the way to success.
I was in the car, driving all the way to Rumah Anak Yatim Taman Medan with Pn Maznah to meet Hjh Kamariah, the caretaker of the orphanage home. This visit is specially to confirm on the Saturday event @ The Woods Resort, Ulu Yam, that we had planned a month earlier. Too many things in my head at that moment, but Pn Maznah reminded me to smile while she snap a photo of me ngam-ngam few seconds after "that moment".
The program has been planned earlier. But before that, we had rekee few other orphanage homes to reassure our service meets the right target of people. Rumah Amal Limpahan Kasih @ Kampung Aman, Puchong, the 1st home we visited for this purpose was not so bad at all. I was so grateful to see they have a proper system in place, effective scheduling for the children, one stop centre for collecting incoming donations from various places, as well as functioning as the distribution centre for other home branches and single mothers. Plus, they have also operate one nursery, selling flowers and plants, located at the same area of the house. This maybe has become part of their side income to support their financial needs.
Well.. that's all for the special day. I just pray for everything being planned work as planned. Amin.
Justru ingin bertanya jawab, pada saksi-saksi yang tak pernah buta dan tuli, tapi selalu bisu itu. Adakah berguna sebuah sejarah kekalahan pada seorang pejuang yang miskin (jiwa)? Seberapakah kudrat yang ada untuk mengkambus awan hitam yang menari-nari di balik tembok pemisah antara haq dan kebathilan? Ternyata jawabnya ada dalam setiap hela nafas yang menghembus, silih berganti antara malam dan siang, antara kalah dan menang.
Sang pemuja berlari kencang mengejar dan dikejar oleh pemasung waktu dan cita yang tertinggalkan. Hingga jejak kembali ia ke taman ini, tempat mula percobaan dan tantangan, penguji iman dan amal. Siapkah ia menapak jalan semula, sedang bekal diberi ibu hanya seberkas pelajaran dari sebuah sejarah kegagalan...?
p.s. nyum nyum, banana split (of Dairy King, Selera Putrajaya Food Court) is one good ending for this poem :-)