Sunday, November 26, 2006


Pertama kali mendengar lagu ini, liriknya seakan-akan pernah didengari sebelum ini. Rupa-rupanya lagu ini adalah berdasarkan hadis di atas :). Agak menarik juga bagaimana kumpulan ini berjaya membawa hadis ini dalam suatu bentuk yang unik. Cubalah kita mendengar dan menghayati maksud hadis ini ;).

-Xifu dan Algebra-

Saturday, November 25, 2006


Today, I started to work at a cherry farm. For a start, this is only a one-day job and depends on the fruits. Today's work is cherry thinning. We need to remove all the bad cherries (crack, irregular shape etc) and reduce the number of cherries in each branch. Thus, most of the time, we are removing a lot of cherry from the tree and not picking it either. It seems weird that we are paid to remove all those cherry when it seems so tasty.

With regard to the cherry working, I might not be able to update this blog as often as used to be (even now, I hardly update :)). So, please expect that. To those people who have holiday at this time of the year, please enjoy your holiday and have fun time with your family. You will never know when is the next time you are going to spend precious time with your loved ones...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Allah's guidance

وَالَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ

سُبُلَنَا وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَمَعَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

"But as for those who strive hard in Our cause -We shall most certainly guide them onto paths that lead unto Us: for, behold, God is indeed with the doers of good. [29:69]"

Saturday, November 18, 2006


New look :). This template is fully written by me. The experience has certainly increased my knowledge on CSS and a bit on Javascript. If all goes well, I might improved on this template.

Friday, November 17, 2006


Narrated Hudhaifa:

Allah's Apostle narrated to us two narrations, one of which I have seen (happening) and I am waiting for the other. He narrated that honesty was preserved in the roots of the hearts of men (in the beginning) and then they learnt it (honesty) from the Qur'an, and then they learnt it from the (Prophet's) Sunna (tradition). He also told us about its disappearance, saying, "A man will go to sleep whereupon honesty will be taken away from his heart, and only its trace will remain, resembling the traces of fire. He then will sleep whereupon the remainder of the honesty will also be taken away (from his heart) and its trace will resemble a blister which is raised over the surface of skin, when an ember touches one's foot; and in fact, this blister does not contain anything. So there will come a day when people will deal in business with each other but there will hardly be any trustworthy persons among them. Then it will be said that in such-and-such a tribe there is such-and-such person who is honest, and a man will be admired for his intelligence, good manners and strength, though indeed he will not have belief equal to a mustard seed in his heart." The narrator added: There came upon me a time when I did not mind dealing with anyone of you, for if he was a Muslim, his religion would prevent him from cheating; and if he was a Christian, his Muslim ruler would prevent him from cheating; but today I cannot deal except with so-and-so and so-and-so.

[Sahih Bukhari : Book no 76]

Thursday, November 16, 2006

from Antartic

Yesterday the weather brought snow to Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart and wild hail storms to southern Queensland.

Melbournians shivered through the coldest November day in more than a decade - a chilly 8C - while some areas of the state recorded the first November snowfalls in 23 years. Much of the east coast was shaking off the effects of a cold snap that saw temperatures plunge across Victoria and heavy snowfalls just a fortnight before the start of summer.

And further north, storms lashed southeast Queensland, cutting power to more than 30,000 homes, as hailstones and gales brought down trees and powerlines, damaging houses and cars.

Read more here
It was quite cold yesterday. The weather has been quite bizarre lately. Hot days followed by cold days. Sunny and later rain (and even snow too ;)). This must be some sign of global warming, I think...

Friday, November 10, 2006


It has been four days since the last post in this blog. I guess I should write more posts :).

I am thinking of writing new code for the next version of this blog template. First of all, I need to think of the main colour/theme for the new one. Any suggestion?

Monday, November 06, 2006


"The cruel jokes which our brother-Muslims play with the Holy Book of Allah are so ridiculous that if they themselves see anyone else doing such frolics in any other matter, they will laugh at him and even brand him as a lunatic. Tell me if somebody got a prescription written by a doctor and hung it by the neck after wrapping it in a piece of cloth or washed it in water and drank it, then what would you say about it? Will you not laugh at it, and will you not call him a fool? But this very treatment is being meted out before your eyes to the matchless prescription written by the greatest of all doctors for the merciful cure of all your ailments, and nobody laughs at it! No one tries to understand that a prescription is not an article to be hung round the neck or soaked in water and drunk, but that its purpose is to use the medicine as directed by it."

Friday, November 03, 2006

Stage 2 Water Restrictions are now in place

The following water restrictions apply in metropolitan Melbourne from 1 November 2006.
Use manual watering systems only between 8 pm and 10 am
Manual watering systems can only be used between the hours of 6:00 am and 8:00 am and between the hours of 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm on alternate days*.
Use manual watering systems only between 8 pm and 10 am
Automatic watering systems can only be used between the hours of midnight and 4:00am on alternate days*.
Use manual watering systems only between 8 pm and 10 am
Hand-held hoses with a trigger nozzle, a bucket or watering can be used at any time to water gardens.
Use manual watering systems only between 8 pm and 10 am
Watering of lawns is banned.
* Alternate days means odd numbered houses can water on odd dates of the month and even numbered houses can water on even numbered dates.

taken from here

Currently Melbourne is facing quite severe drought. With the coming state elections at the end of November, the issue of water has become hot topic. Even Howard is also being blamed for not approving the Kyoto Protocol.

Most of the days were hot and cloudless. If this kind of pattern continues till summer, life will be a bit difficult. Hopefully the rain will come....