Wednesday, October 23, 2013

But I Can't!


"It's not that i don't want to do it but i don't have the skills."

"Trust me, i know who i am. If I knew i could do it i could've done it ages ago."

"I can't brother, i just can't."

When do you hear these statements of vanity, denial & refusal eh?

Most of the time (based on my experience la), people start making these excuses when they're asked to do something BIG & IMPORTANT, or just an action they're not used to.

So i'm gonna compile the classic situations & reactions people make when they're required to stand up & shoulder responsibility.

May Allah help us all.

First stop, 'But I can't Speak!'

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Child & the Emperor- Epilogue


"Wait, that's  it?"

Yeah, pretty much.

Err, haven't you read what I said before? Its not a story per se, but a narration by our Prophet p.b.u.h.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Papan Kekunci Bebas Kembali!


Syukur tak berhabuk lagi!

Agak sukar sekarang nak tekan papan kekunci.

Really, really hard.

Sebelum ni kita mungkin pandai melontarkan idea. Segala bagai cadangan kritikan kita boleh sumbangkan.

Kita anggap dengan menjadi vokal kita mampu lihat perubahan mampu tumbuh bak cendawan selepas hujan.

Aku menjadi ragu lepas beberapa lama memegang watak tersebut.

Bila kita betul-betul inginkan kebaikan, kita takkan melepaskan batuk ke tangga.

Aku belajar yang kita memerlukan lebih dari kemampuan untuk articulate ideas untuk mengubah keadaan.

Keadaan kita pula adalah natijah tingkah laku manusia.

Untuk mengubah keadaan kita perlu mengubah manusia.

Manusia itu pula banyak komponen. 

Ada jasmani.

Ada aqal.

Ada hati.

Kita mungkin sudah master bab menundukkan aqal manusia.

Tapi aku yakin andaikata bukan semua orang, aku sendiri tidak mahir menawan hati manusia.

Kerana hati manusia itu milik Allah.

Tiada siapa yang mungkin mampu melenturkan hati-hati manusia kepada kata-kata, idea-idea & prinsip melainkan dia sudah ada hubungan baik dengan tuan pemilik hati-hati manusia.

Bringing change isn't about being concerned with what other people are suffering from.

It is about being concerned first with the evils that we have.

The heart only receives messages believed by hearts. Not something justified only by logic. But something which has taken root in someone & permeates in his or her everyday life.

Kini papan kunci sudah bebas kembali.

Kerana berdiyam diri bukan satu option yang bijak.


The Child & the Emperor- The Deal


"Why you insolent!"

He was just standing there, defiant. With eyes gazing straight at his face, at his soul, at his very essence, piercing the visage he painstakingly constructed. Belittling him in every little way.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Child & the Emperor- Whispers in the Wind


It was a nice day, in a marketplace inside the city. Everybody was chatting loudly over the news. It was no longer a trade of items, rather of information;

"Hey, did you know some of the palace people went out yesterday?"

"Yeah, i've been hearing stuff. They say Ghulam's with them too."

"Where do you bet they're going?"

"Beats me, but i can safely say its not on a pleasure cruise. "

"What do you mean by that?"

"Well, for starters, Ghulam was being escorted like a prisoner not as the sorcerer. I don't know about you, but I feel something is happening in this kingdom. & its BIG! I've never seen anything like this in my whole 10 years of selling cabbages inside these walls!"

"Yeah, still trying to say your greens are the best eh? Over my dead body! My produce uses premium fertilizer, plus..."

"Hey guys, did you know the palace people are going out again?"

"Really? So now the fishmonger joins the fray. Where are they going?"


"The first time I snivelled among the guards they said they were going to the mountains. This time they're going to the port. With full blown guards if i might add."

"Don't you feel its strange that the people going out with Ghulam never came back?"

"What do you mean?"

"Those palace guys i saw today weren't the same ones that went out the other day. & You wanna know what's weirder?"


"After each outing it seems only Ghulam was the only one who managed his way back. With a look on his face that made me tremble."

"What do you suppose happened when they were going to the places they were going eh? Heck, why were they going there in the first place?"



"Err, guys."

"Yeah? Fishmonger?"

"I'm not fond of rumors but I think the emperor's trying to get rid of the kid."

"What? For what reason? Didn't he just proved how much his worth? Is the emperor nuts or something?"

"Keep your voice down dimwit! Our heads gonna roll if any of the guards heard that! Wait, on second thought speak louder. Finally I can sell my cabbages in peace."

"But i think it fits the picture though. The outing party looks more like a escort to an execution above anything else. I don't think they're going out for sight seeing also. The mood of the crowd just ain't right."


"Hey, hey. What's that sound?"

"It's the Royal Guards. That horn means there's a gonna be a mass."


"Better pack up your things boys, I think we're gonna have our questions answered."

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Child & the Emperor- Aftermath


From the top, now the bottom. Such is the life of a true believer 

"Ookay, how did i end up in this mess?"

I think that summarises what Ghulam was thinking as he lay chained & ALONE, in one of the Emperor's dungeons.

"Never thought a small pebble would cause so much trouble."

What pebble you ask? Well, remember the incident involving that beast which was harassing the cityfolk? Okay, you can go here if you want to recap.

Well, let's just say that people didn't just leave Ghulam alone after seeing him put off a beast with a puny pebble.

Under the impression that Ghulam had mastered the art of sorcery, people came flooding to him with requests, favours and maybe even 'merisik' (Remember, he is young and is going to be part of the ruling administration. Who wouldn't want him right?)

From small complaints such as headaches, fevers, to astonishing almost miraculous feats; a blind man was given the gift of sight.

And this man was no any old Abu or Osman, but the minister of the kingdom.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Child & the Emperor - Ultimatum


-One can only make a stand when he believes-

“What should I do? I don’t think I can continue like this.”

It was evident that Ghulam really did show his worth. The bruises & wounds littered his whole body, courtesy of the furious sorcerer and parents who became impatient with his rebellious nature.

“Why are you going against our whim? We’re doing the best for you!”

The old man knew exactly what his fellow pupil was going through, he too once had gone against the tide and with it he received the powerful waves which continued to pound him, since that grueling past until today. He thought deeply, because he knew this little flicker of light, which he hoped would become a beacon as it grew, was still fragile. Even the slowest of breeze could extinguish it.

“I have a solution.”

Thursday, March 14, 2013



Heesh, satu lagi ice age telah berlalu.

Nampaknya kena prepare bahan penulisan sebelum cuti ni habis.

8 hari berbaki, kena isi betul-betul ni.

Yes, saya dah cuti sekarang & I aim to really use it to the fullest.

Wal-Asr people!