Talents, the Foundation for Your Success Blue Print

Your vocation should become your vacation.  You should work following the God gifted talents.  Then you will like what you do, you will love your work.  And they say: “find a job that you like, and you will never work even a single day.”  Hence, your vocation become your vacation and when you are in vacation every day, you will be successful.  Therefore, talents are the foundation for your success blue print.  Talent will determine what will you do in executing your blue print into reality.

When human being felt into sin, the punishment sounded like this:  “…I have placed a curse upon the soil.  All your life you will struggle to extract a living from it.  It will grow thorns and thistles for you, and you shall eat its grasses.  All your life you will sweat to master it, until your dying day.  Then you will return to the ground, and to the ground you will return.” 



When human being felt into sin, perhaps, there was only one single talent, and that was “farming”.  Right now, there are multi talents.  A lot of skills, man is capable of doing.  One person can have several skills, multi talents.

Talents are God gifts to you where you like doing and capable and skillful of doing.  Your success blue print should be designed along your talents.  Why?  So that you will be successful in your journey of success.  Where talent is the foundation of your blue print, you will find that you will like your work, you will feel that work is not a burden, your vocation becomes your vacation.  And if you’re happy with your work, success is guaranteed. 

Following your talent will result in an action, action will give you a habit, and habit will reward you with character, and character will give you Destiny as the end result.

Can you imagine, what will happen if you design your success blue print not based on your talent?  Your success blue print become Weak, and will be difficult in implementation, to bring the blue print into reality.  Hypothetically, these you will experience to bring the blue print into reality if it is not based on talents:

•    You will not like what you are doing, and therefore you will suffer from sunrise to sunset;
•    You are doing it, maybe because you feel you have no choice, you have to, perhaps because you have to feed your families; and therefore it becomes a heavy burden for you;
•    All people surrounding you, perhaps,  will also suffer;
•    And because you don’t like what you’re doing, your failure ratio is high in your journey of success
•    You will experience stress, even depression, no happiness.

So, what’s wrong?  In the implementation or in the design of the blue print?  It’s obvious, it is in the design of the blue print i.e. it was not based on your Talents.

Some people say if you work hard enough and diligent, you can practically just can do anything.  I don’t believe it.  I like to play piano, but even I had taken so many courses, I still can’t do it.  The same goes for painting.  I think even if I were to practice for one century I don’t think I can do painting. Imagine a painter becomes stock market analyst?  Imagine a violin player becomes a petroleum engineer?   It’s a God gifted talent.  There is Divine Power behind each talent which enable us to do it gladly and superbly.

Let me humbly share with you my experiences in these talents. 

•    I didn’t have talents in public speaking.  But when I was 13,  I had this burning desires for public speaking.  Guess what?  When I was 16, I already stood in front of the public (about 200 peoples) preaching the gospels for 15 nights with no notes whatsoever except just small notes on Bible verses.  If not God gifted talent, what was this?  Can I do it by myself?  Surely, not.  I don’t think so.  It is a gift.  Because I didn’t take courses on public speaking and I was just in my 1st grade of senior high school.
•    The same went to my ability to sing.  I can’t sing.  When we stood singing in a group, people didn’t want to stand beside me because my voice came in different tune.  But likewise, I had this burning desire to be able to sing.  The result?  I can now sing baritone and first tenor.  Again, what’s this, if not God gifted talent?
•    I hate writing.  I am an accountant by training.  But I had the desire to write since about 25 years ago, but I couldn’t.  But that desire remain in me for 25 years.  Right now I am a beginner writer.  I plan to write 4 books in a year.  What’s this again, if not God gifted talent?  What else could it be?
•    I am an introvert.  But I like to do sales and marketing job in a bank.  I did.  I did do sales and marketing job for about 6 years.

Morale of my sharing is:
•    If we have burning desires to do a certain thing, we’ll be able to do it, perhaps provided that it is within our potential talents.  Perhaps.
•    If we do our gifted talents, the Creator will keep on adding other talent into our capability/talent inventories.  He will take back those talents from other people who are wasting it not using it and give it to us who are using the talent fully..
•    Joy is (not money) the prime result of working along the line of our talents.

Analogically, working along our talents is just like being at “our original address” given by God.  And God comes to our “original address” bringing lot of buckets of happiness for us.  That’s why we are very happy doing our talents.  Because every day God comes to our original address.  And because we are happy, we are successful.

On the contrary, if we are working not along the line of our talent, God does not come to different address, He is waiting for us at our “original address”, but He does not find us there.  So, what happen?  The bottom line is, we don’t get Happiness, we don’t get Success.

So, we will only have the Divine Power if we work along the line of our God gifted talent, no imitation. 

Socrates said:  “Know thyself”, know, find out what our talents are.

So, it’s clear now, what a disaster if we design our Success Blue Print not based on our talents.  Design your success blue print with Talent as the Foundation.  And if you do, you will enjoy throughout your journey of success, AND  YOUR VOCATION WILL BE YOUR VACATION !

Trend Kanak-Kanak & Gadjet Canggih

Assalamualaikum semua




Entry ni bukan lah untuk menyangkal atau menyelar tindakan sesetengah ibu bapa yang mana rata-rata hari ni menjadikan tablet sebagai satu permainan untuk anak-anak mereka, tapi entry ini adalah lebih kepada berbentuk pendidikan dan perbincangan terbuka. Kiranya semua orang boleh melontarkan idea, pendapat, dan lebih seronok kalau dapat berdiskusi dengan cara yang baik dan bijak.




Sekarang ni, kemana je kita semua pergi tak sah kalau tak nampak kanak-kanak bawak tablet kehulu kehilir. Khusyuk dengan tablet masing-masing, senyap je semua. Elok perangai! Mak bapak pun senang nak buat kerja ke, beli belah ke, mahupun menguruskan sesuatu hal. Tinggal dalam kereta pun tak pe, masing-masing behave.


Tapi, apa relevannya memberi anak semuda dan sekecil setahun dua dengan kemudahan ICT yang capaian luasnya meliputi satu dunia? 


1. MEMBERI PENDEDAHAN AWAL 

Setuju dengan beberapa opinion dari golongan ibu bapa, antara sebab mereka membenarkan anak-anak bermain dengan tablet/pc/gadget adalah sebagai salah satu cara pendidikan awal kepada dunia teknologi hari ni. Dunia hari ini memang tak dinafikan sangat luas. Segala benda ada di hujung jari. Dari segi pelajaran, motivasi, program dan permainan minda semuanya ada. Kiranya tablet atau gadget ni umpama satu hub buku moden. Melalui tablet, segala bentuk ilmu dapat dicapai. Mudah, menjimatkan masa & mereka lebih fokus.


2. MENGELAKKAN ANAK-ANAK DARI JENAYAH LUAR RUMAH

Ini juga salah satu point yang cukup bagus dan cukup kuat bagi para ibu bapa. Malaysia hari ni, kadar jenayahnya cukup tinggi apatah lagi yang melibatkan anak-anak kecil. Kes penculikan, rogol, pemerdagangan manusia dan pembunuhan menyebabkan mak ayah menjadi trauma dan paranoid dengan keadaan persekitaran. Jika kita lihat sendiri, berapa ramai ibu bapa yang melepaskan anak-anak mereka untuk beriadah di waktu petang di kota Kuala Lumpur? Lebih lebih lagi sendirian? Boleh dikatakan, berat hati mereka jika anak sendirian. Jadi, dengan tablet, perhatian anak-anak untuk bermain di luar rumah dapat dialihkan. 


3. BELAJAR SECARA INTERAKTIF

Teknologi semakin canggih. Ibu bapa semakin sibuk, pendidikan anak-anak tetap perlu diutamakan. Berdasarkan perkara inilah, ibu bapa meletakkan kepercayaan kepada anak-anak untuk bertindak sendirian dalam mencari ilmu pendidikan. Malahan, dunia interaktif moden juga semakin hebat dan berjaya mencuri tumpuan mereka untuk minat belajar dengan cara sebegitu

NAMUN....

Sekali lagi diingatkan, aku bukannya seorang ibu... cumalah seorang generasi muda yang selalu memerhati dan membuat konklusi, kelihatannya ibu bapa semakin jauh dan alpa dalam melepaskan tali kepada anak-anak melayari dunia internet hari ni. 

Sebab itu lah, tak mustahil kes kanak-kanak ber-onan* di cyber cafe pada pagi Syawal terjadi. Puncanya? Keterlebihan dan kepercayaan menyeluruh ibu bapa dalam memberi kebebasan anak-anak berinternet. 

Pada hemat aku, segala bentuk kemajuan itu datang dengan pakej. Pakej kebaikan dan juga keburukan. Pemerhatian dan kawalan dari orang tua sangat penting. Anasir luar memang  banyak. Kitalah yang kena pandai mengawal mereka. Malahan, kita jugalah yang sepatutnya mengatur jadual mereka supaya keupayaan mental mereka bukan sekadar dalam bidang IT dan sosial secara virtual tetapi meliputi perkembangan bersosial in reality dan perkembangan fizikal juga.

Ramai anak-anak sedara, sepupu-sepupu aku yang kecik jugak menggilai tab. Malahan mereka lebih pantas dan bijak mengendali gadget-gadget ni. Takde sapa pun ajar. Pandai sendiri. Tak salah, dan tak jugak aku halang. Tapi kenalkan jugak mereka pada permainan ceper, batu seremban, congkak, layang-layang, pondok-pondok dan macam-macam lagi. Bukan sekadar, main candy crush saje! :)

Dan akhir sekali keterbukaan ibu bapa membenarkan anak-anak dengan gadget menyebabkan mereka sangat taksub & seolah-olah ketagih dengan modern drugs ini. Jadi bagaimana anda mengawal mereka dalam keadaan sebegini? Ada cara? Kongsikan.... 


p/s: tanpa kita sedari, kita juga telah ketagih dengan online-stuff ni kan... 



Work is play

“Work is play”.  Successful people believe it.  You must also believe it to be successful in the true sense of the word.

Mark Twain said: “The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation”.

What is your work right now?  Is it a play?  Is it a burden?  Is it a hatred?  Is it a hesitation?  Is it just merely to fulfillyour responsibility for making a living for your family?

Am sorry to put it or see it from the negative angle.  If your work right now is not a play but merely just to fulfill your responsibility to make a living, then obviously, it will be very difficult for you to be successful in the true sense of the word.  For sure, definitely you will not be successful even if you were to sweat heavily.  Then you must change your work or must be able to change your mental attitude to see your work as play; you must have the capacity to enjoy your current work as play.  If you don’t, then you have to change your work.


But, if your work right now is a play, you enjoy it so much; you sleep with it, drink with it, eat with it, walk with it, talk with it, then you are on the right track in your journey of success and you will reach success if you consider success a destination; though many consider it as a journey, a trip without end or destination.  I would say to you, good luck and all the best for you because you are a happy human being you enjoy every moment of your breath.  You are a lucky person, a blessed person, a loved one.

Again, let’s take a look at the life of Colonel Sander, the founder of the successful Kentucky Fried Chicken.  At the age of 6, his father died.  His mom had to go to work to feed the family of three children.  Sander had a three-year old brother and a baby sister; at the age of 6 Sander had to baby sitting his brother and sister including he had to cook to feed them.  So from the age of 6, Sander cooked; and from then on, Cooking became his hobby, became his play until he died at the age of over 90.

To Sander, cooking became his play.  He had restaurant, and for many years, he perfected the special formula, the recipe for the best fried chicken of the world.  And he succeeded.  Why?  Because, cooking became his blood and flesh.  It had became his play.  He slept with it, drunk with it, ate with it, walked with it, talked with it, smiled with it, sang with it. 

When he went broke at the age of 62, he lived with $ 150 cheque per month from Social Security.  Tiring with no activity, no cooking, no play, he then went on promoting and selling his fried chicken recipe to restaurants for a franchise arrangement at the time where franchise was not that well known yet.  He went from restaurants to restaurants selling his recipe until 1,000 (one thousand) restaurant, all rejected.  But because, cooking was a play for him, he kept selling until 1,009 times, a restaurant accepted his offer.  Imagine, 1,009 times?  Who could go to that far extra miles?  Why?  Because he had fallen in love with cooking, cooking had became his play.  When your work is play, the result is amazing, success is guaranteed.

There’s no doubt at all, when your work is play, you will definitely be successful, sooner or later, never mind but you will make it.

Wynn Davis said:  “If we enjoy what we do, we will be successful.  If we do not enjoy what we do, we will not be successful.  Our success in any occupation depends upon enjoyment.  Loving our work makes the difference.  He who finds joy in his work, has found success at last”.

From the spiritual standpoint, many believe that man is created by God with certain gifted talents since his birth or given during his life because he asks for it or he keeps on doing it no matter what.  I believe this.  Do you?

Some still believe that success is 99,9% perspiration.  But I personally believe talents are given by the Creator of the universe.  I don’t have talent at all in playing piano, I am sure even if I take a piano course for 100 years, I definitely don’t think I can play piano.

If we work according to the talents given by God at our birthday or during our life, then work will be play; then we will enjoy our work; then we will not be tired; then we will become more productive; then we will be happy and at last we will be successful.  I do believe this.  Do you?
Still many believe that if we don’t use our gifted talents, the talents will be taken from us and be given to somebody else.  But if we use the talents, our talents will be multiplied limitless.  I do believe this.  Do you?

Still many believe if we don’t use our talents we are denying ourselves.  And denying oneself will of course lead to failures.  I do believe this.  Do you?

Still many believe that the world is the place for us to play a life drama with each person having his own role of acting from the Creator.  If we do acting in the drama deviates from the role of acting determined by the Director who is God, then we are against the Director, against God.  And what kind of success one gets if he is against the Director, against God?  I do believe this.  Do you?

Dale Carnegie said:  “You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing”.  Napoleon Hill:  “No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like”.  Kahlil Gibran:  “If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work...”  George Burns:  “I’d rather be a failure in something that I love than a success in something that I don’t”.

So?  Please deeply semedhi these questions?  What is your work right now?  Is it a play?  Is it a burden?  Is it a hatred?  Is it a hesitation?  Is it just merely to fulfill your responsibility for making a living for your family?

Self-Image, the Foundation of Your Success Blue Print

In Babylon, Daniel was served with the King’s food.  He was served with “Kobe beef” of about Rp 3 million per set if we eat it in a Japanese restaurant in Jakarta.  He was served with a 30-year old Red Wine of  Rp 250 million a bottle.  Daniel was served with these very expensive King’s food, but he refused.  Why?  Because he had a very strong Self Image that he was created in the image of his Creator and his body should not be “contaminated” with those foods.  Daniel acted according to his Self Image.  His actual life followed his self image.

When this morning you woke up and stood in front of the mirror, who did you see?  Did you see a good positive person, or a negative person?  Did you see a successful person or a failure?  Did you see a loveable person or a hatred one?  The way you look at yourself, the way you perceive yourself whatever it is according to what you believe about yourself, is very critical.

Why?  Because:
  • The way you look at yourself, the way you picture yourself is called SELF-IMAGE.
  • Self image is what is in your mind. And what’s in your mind will become reality.  James Allen said:  “as the man thinketh, so is he…”.  William James said:  “A man is what thinks all day long.”  Solomon said:  “what a man thinks will become reality”.  The Creator said:  “as you believe, so be it.”  Zig Ziglar said: “be careful with what goes into your mind, because you are what goes into your mind, whatever they are”.
  • Your self image will become your life blue print whatever they are; the blue print will just follow your self image.  If your self image is good then your blue print will be good, if it is bad then your blue print will be bad; if it is vague then your blue print will be vague, etc.
  • And your life blue print will become reality of your life.  If your life blue print is vague, your life will become vague, if it’s blank, your life will be blank, if it’s great, your life will become great.  Actual Life follows exactly what your life blue print is.
  • And therefore, SELF IMAGE IS VERY IMPORTANT, VERY CRITICAL.  IT DETERMINES WHAT’S YOUR LIFE BE.  So, be very careful with your self image, the way you see yourself, the way you look at yourself, they way you perceive yourself.

Then, the very important question is:  How can we have a good healthy self image, a great self image?  So that our life will become great?  We can have so many theories on this question, but to the believers, the answer lies on one answer, and that is:

“YOU WERE CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF THE CREATOR”


If you fully truly believe that you were created in the image of the Creator, then you will have a good healthy self image.  Because you believe you are just “like God”, you are a good person “like God”, you have the capability “like God”, you will have the performance “like God”, you will have the attitude “like God”.  Imagine “like God”?  Even if we only percentage of 0,000,000,000,000 to infinite of God, we will be amazing, will be terrific !  So, BE STRONG TO BELIEVE, that you were created in God’s image.  The stronger you believe, the stronger your self image will be, the better your life blue print will be and finally, the better your actual life will be. 

Self-Image, the Foundation of   Your Success Blue PrintRemember:  YOUR ACTUAL LIFE FOLLOWS YOUR LIFE BLUE PRINT AND YOUR BLUE PRINT FOLLOWS YOUR SELF IMAGE, WHEREAS YOUR SELF IMAGE FOLLOWS THE EXTENT YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU WERE CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.

So, what’s the extent of your belief that you were created in the image of God? What’s your Self Image?  Then what’s your Life Blue Print?  Then what’s your Actual Life?

How was your self image got developed?  How was it influenced by your environment: your mom and dad, your teachers, your families – brothers, sisters, uncles, etc, your community.  How was it influenced since your childhood?

It’s unfortunate, it’s sad to hear that sometimes parents in their moment of negative emotional say to a child: “you, ugly lazy stupid, how many times I told you to take a bath, to study, …”  What do you think that negative statement will do to the self image of a child?  You bet.  The child will have negative self image; and consequently will have negative blue print and finally will have negative life in actual realization.  Words that a child hear and digest are strong to form a self image.

Self-Image, the Foundation of   Your Success Blue PrintEvery morning, I walk out my son to the front gate of the fence on his way to the school, while kissing him, I say to him sincerely:  “you are handsome, you are a good person my son, from your face I can see you have a kind heart, a giving heart, I love you my son, be good, be nice, take care yeah.”

What do you think those simple light words in a single statement will do to his Self Image that every morning I pump into his mind?  You bet.  It will incredibly do good to form his Self Image.  If he has good self image, he will have good blue print, and if he has good blue print, he will have good life in actualization even if we parents have already long gone back to our Creator.

Words of compliment will form good self image, while words of insulting ruin it.

Let me personally share with you how my self image got developed:
  • At my childhood between 10 to 12, my self image was very poor, perhaps due to I had a single parent, broken home.  Generally speaking, it’s difficult perhaps, for broken home children to have healthy self image.
  • But when I accepted God as my Creator, my Savior, believe it or not, my self image rose up above the sky. I totally fully believe in myself, I have very high self confident, I am positive, I am optimistic. The Divine Power I believe has reformed my self image to become a healthy one, notwithstanding my poor condition in terms of material things.  Why?  Because, I believe I was created in His image, so I can’t be bad, I must be good then because God is good.
  • When I finished college, my self image became even better.  My self confident rose up in the sky.
  • When I started working, my blue print was clear: I wanted success, great success, I wanted high position big responsibility, I wanted to be rich.  It was all clear.
  • When I reached the top with the title of Executive Vice President of the 2nd largest bank in the country, I did believe that life happens following my blue print, following my self image, following what I believe.  It’s true what the Creator said:  “as you believe, so be it.”  A man is what he thinks all day long, said William James.  As the man thinketh so is he, said James Aleen.

So, belief begets self image, self image begets life blue print, and life blue print begets actual life (until we die). 

So, my younger brothers, form and improve your self image by remembering these 3 things:
  1. Even for a dead thing like a house, you ABSOLUTELY need a blue print.  How much more for your own life?
  2. Your life blue print is equal with your self image (BP=SI)
  3. If you strongly believe that you were created in the image of the Creator, then you will have a good self image. 

Nathaniel Branden, the Father of Self Esteem of this century said:  “…of all the judgments we pass in life, none is as important as the one we pass on ourselves.”  And that is SELF IMAGE

Mukus Siput Dalam Produk Kecantikan. Berkesan Atau Tidak?

Assalamualaikum semua

Kalau korang adalah peminat beauty product, mesti selalu korang jumpa yang trend sekarang ni ada produk yang menggunakan lendir siput sebagai bahan asas untuk produk kecantikan mereka. Tak kira lah, untuk skincare, mask, eye serum dan macam-macam lagi. 

Aku tak tahu lah sama ada korang pernah terfikir atau tidak, tapi aku ni memang selalu fikir apa relevan dan khasiat lendir siput tu ye? Aku geli sikit benda-benda macam tu. Terutama kalau digunakan dalam bahan-bahan kecantikan. Ironik sungguh kan, something yang berlendir, maybe berbau sedikit boleh digunakan dalam bidang KECANTIKAN. 



Baiklah, jadi sejauh mana sebenarnya mukus atau lendir siput ni dapat mencantikkan kulit? 

Sejarahnya bermula sekitar tahun 2006 yang mana ketika itu para petani di negara Chile mendapati tangan mereka lebih lembut, mulus dan muda selepas memegang siput-siput yang digunakan untuk masakan di Perancis. 

Secara logiknya juga, dapat dikenal pasti bahawa mukus dari siput merupakan satu sumber semulajadi yang melindungi haiwan kecil tu daripada benda dan permukaan tajam. Ye lah, siput kan lalu atas batu lah, benda keras lah... sedangkan badan siput sangat lembut. Jadi, ada sesuatu yang melindungi badan mereka iaitu mukus tersebut. 

Sesetengah dermatologist mengkaji bahawa mukus siput mengandungi protein, glycolic acid dan elastin yang tinggi yang mana diyakini mampu menyembuhkan permukaan tisu-tisu rosak yang terdapat pada badan siput. Malahan mukus ini juga lah yang digunakan oleh siput untuk mendapatkan kelembapan dan mengelakkan mereka daripada kekeringan akibat cahaya matahari terik. So, nampak macam ada moisturization sense disitu. Untuk kelembapan. 

Tapi....



Masih lagi ada perdebatan antara dermatologist kerana katanya mukus itu hanya berkesan kepada sel kulit siput sahaja dan bukannya sel kulit manusia. Tidak ada lagi kajian yang membuktikan ia dapat memperbaiki sel kulit manusia.

Ada jugak aku baca beberapa review di blog yang telah menggunakan produk berasaskan mukus siput ni dan mereka juga mengakui bahawa tiada kesan yang dilihat daripada pemakaian tersebut. Tapi tak pulak dinyatakan sekiranya ada negative side effect. Maybe it just neutral. 

Jadi macam mana? Korang masih lagi percaya mukus siput untuk kecantikan?

Pada aku sendiri lah, memang betul untuk hasil terbaik dalam produk kecantikan dan kesihatan adalah berasaskan alam semulajadi sebagai contoh sheep placenta, snail mucus, akar kayu, herba, rempah ratus, daun dan bunga-bunga. Tapi jangan terlalu taksub sampai sanggup melakukan apa sahaja asalkan nampak cantik. 

Contohnya macam di China, mereka sanggup gunakan uri baby untuk kosmetik dan kecantikan. Malahan, lebih teruk lagi darah babi dan banyak lagi benda kotor sanggup je dorang telan. Janganlah macam tu ye. Gunakan produk yang diyakini dan telah diuji secara klinikal dapat membantu untuk mengekalkan kesihatan dan kecantikan.  

Bukan apa, jika dah diuji dan mendapat pengesahan KKM, barulah kita boleh ambil tindakan sekiranya ada apa-apa side effect yang memudaratkan. Ini kalau dah barang tak betul, nak bawak ke tengah pun susah! 


p/s: Beauty is about pain.... 


AZRAX - Melawan Sindikat Perdangangan Wanita

Human Trafficking tampaknya masih menjadi tema yang menarik untuk diangkat ke layar lebar.  Gatot Brajamusti yang lebih dikenal sebagai guru spiritual,mulai masuk industri film, dan secara mengejutkan terpilih sebagai Ketua Persatuan Artis Film Indonesia (Parfi). Kini, ia pun terjun sebagai aktor dan tampil bak Rambo dalam  film yang Azrax.

Dalam film ini Aa Gatot sekaligus sebagai produser di bawah bendera PT. Gatot Brajamusti Film. Sebagai pemeran utama, Aa Datot tampil berbeda dari kesehariannya yang sering terlihat di televisi. Aa Gatot yang tampil dengan rambut gondrong, terlihat mengenakan jeans, kaos lengan panjang dan sebuah kalung. Tak ketinggalan, kacamata hitam tersemat untuk membuat penampilannya lebih trendy.

Foto Aa Gatot itu terpampang di setengah ukuran poster, sementara artis pendukung lainnya berada di bawah gambarnya. Mobil terbalik dengan jilatan api di belakang gambar Gatot, tampak seperti film-film action di masa lalu.

'Azrax' bercerita tentang sindikat perdagangan wanita, dan kisah pilu yang dialami Tenaga Kerja Indonesia (TKI). Gatot mengaku melakukan syuting di Tanjung Pinang dan Hong Kong. Aa Gatot mengklaim modus-modus kejahatan perdagangan manusia yang diangkat dalam film arahan sutradara Dedi Setiadi ini adalah cerita yang diambil dari kisah nyata.

"Azrax itu nama orang. Ingin seperti Rambo versi Indonesia. Tapi film ini nggak ada unsur politisnya seperti Rambo. Film ini murni ingin angkat tema betapa berbahayanya sindikat perdagangan manusia," ucap Dedi saat ditemui jelang syuting akhir tahun lalu.

Dalam film yang diklaim berbiaya Rp 20 miliar ini, Aa Gatot juga mengajak sejumlah artis senior seperti Piet Pagau. Mereka akan beradu akting dengan juniornya seperti Mario Irwinsyah, Nadine Chandrawinata, Elma Theana, dan Yama Carlos. Ada juga beberapa aktor bernama belakang Brajamusti di poster film itu, ditambah penampilan spesial dari Reza Artamevia. 

Sinopsis Film Azrax

FANNY, 24 tahun (Nadine Chandrawinata) wartawati sebuah surat kabar ibu kota yang sangat concern terhadap nasib para korban tersebut bergerak terus memberitakannya dan menyelidikinya dia dibantu oleh pacarnya RICKY, 25 tahun (Mario Irwinsyah) aktifis LSM yang mengurusi TKI. Karena tulisan tulisannya Fanny berkali kali ke kantor TKI illegal yang digrebek petugas dan berbuntut ijin usaha TKI ilegal ini dicabut, yang membuat boss sindikat marah besar dan berusaha akan memberikan hukuman kepada Fanny.

AZRAX, 45 tahun (Aa Gatot Brajamusti) pemilik Pasantren dan Padepokan Persilatan yang terkenal sering menolong sesama menjadi tumpuan dan harapan para orang korban tersebut untuk bisa menolong dan mencarikan untuk menemukan serta membawa kembali keluarga mereka tersebut. 

Secara kebetulan BUDI, 27 tahun (Yama Carlos) dia adalah seorang Preman Terminal yang jago berkelahi juga kehilangan keponakannya yang sangat disayanginya JAMILA, 15 tahun (Tamara Tiasmara) karena ikut TKI illegal, berdasarkan keyakinan dan kepercayaannya yang jago berkelahi berniat mencari dan menemukan keponakannya. 

Ricky yang juga menangani TKI pemilik LSM itu merasa khawatir akan keselamatan Fanny yang menjadi pacarnya ikut menyelinap dalam rombongan TKI illegal untuk mendapatkan informasi yang akurat menuju Hongkong. Karena kesamaan kepentingan tersebut tanpa sengaja ketiganya Azrak, Budi, Ricky bertemu dibekas kantor PJTKI illegal yang sekarang berubah menjadi kantor titipan kilat. 

Bersama sama ketiganya mencari informasi, bekerjasama mendatangi alamat dan lokasi jaringan dan menghadapi tantangan dan bentrok secara fisik bahkan nyawa terancam dengan para sindikat TKI illegal tersebut, akan tetapi secara team mereka dapat mengatasinya. Dari tahapan proses pencarian tersebut setelah menelusuri markas-markas yang ada di Indonesia akhirnya mereka sampai juga ke Hongkong.Tanpa kerja keras dan keberanian sangatlah sulit untuk menemukan tempat para sindikat ini. 

Akan tetapi karena kecintaan Budi terhadap keponakannya, cinta Ricky terhadap Fanny dan rasa kemanusian Azrax pada warga dikampungnya, menjadi kekuatan, keberanian dan tidak takut melawan ancaman walaupun akan kehilangan nyawa sekalipun. 
Trailer Film Azrax


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Why the boss always felt completely

Why the boss always felt completely

In every company the phrase "Boss is always right" is the rule that must be obeyed top. Even though it looks selfish, but this is the way an employee to get promotion faster. More and have a good relationship with the boss, then the life of an employee at the company would be more prosperous and secure.

Boldsky launch, there are some situations in which every employee can easily say "Boss is always right".

Subjective Assessment

No matter what the topics discussed, opinions boss in every issue is final. For example, your boss is interested in photography but you know that he does not know anything on the field. At the moment the boss expressed an opinion about photography, not hurt you nodded to agree with his opinion.

The boss is a fashion teacher

Not only business to be the boss of your work as a teacher, but also in fashion bertata. Each boss dressed, ask how well their choice in determining the choice of fashion. Each option style of dress, often the boss will use the inspiration or characters that are considered important. In addition, they also often have a reason to use these clothes. The more you agree with the style of dress, they would think if their choice of dress is appropriate. Especially if you follow or ask for fashion advice to her, they will feel more respected by employees.

The strategy worked

Do not ever try to be smarter than the boss. Maybe for you it will be a plus, but for the boss is going to make herself look patronized by employees. Essentially, from this point is you should always appreciate the strategy work done by the boss. This is the best way to survive in a company when you have a clash with the boss.

These are some simple but effective way to state that Boss is always right. Perhaps you are a talented and self-contained, so no need to believe Boss is always right. Although it does not agree, there's nothing wrong if you show that you always agree with his opinion.

Keputusan Raya Beauty Give Away

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Baiklah. To be short. Ni nak umumkan 5 pemenang bertuah untuk RAYA BEAUTY GIVE AWAY yang aku jalankan. Walaupun tak ramai yang turut serta, tapi tak pe. Memang niat nak let go Natural Aqua Gel by Cure hadiah dari Vanity Trove & Sasa Malaysia tu. Nak happykan pembaca & nak mereka juga rasa betapa bestnya produk ni. Seriusly, aku sampai sekarang masih suka gila pada Natural Aqua Gel ni. Nombor satu dalam carta hati lah untuk kategori exfoliation gel. 

So, ini dia 5 pemenang yang bertuah!



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The Main Principle to Set-up Your Success Blue Print

Now, we know that we have to have a success blue print if we were to succeed in life.  We have to have good healthy self image if we were to have a good success blue print.  We have to base our blue print on gifted natural talents if we were to make our vocation becomes our vacation

There is a paradox in designing our success blue print.  On the one hand, Paul said: “ …just have enough food, enough clothes…. that is enough…..”  On the other hand, Solomon said:  “…length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand Riches and

Honor…” Proverb 3:16



What would choose?  The school of thought of Paul?  A very simple life, with just only enough food and enough clothes just for you and your families?  Will you be able to help other poor people if you have just enough just for yourself?  Yes, you are not a liability to a society but can you become a major contributor to a society?  Yes, of course, because your contribution does not come only in the form of material things such as money.

But what would you choose?  The school of thought of Solomon?  Riches and Honor?  A very wealthy person with a lot of material things to be able to help a lot of the needy?  An honored person, a highly regarded person with big responsibility to a society to be able to become a major contributor to a society?

What would you choose of these two schools of thoughts?  It’s up to your, it’s your freedom of choice.  Either one is all right.  But this time, we’re talking about the school of thought of Solomon which is Riches and Honor.

So, what are the principles to remember in setting up your success blue print?  This may sound oversimplification, but here they are:
  1. You are You Already.  You now have already molded since your childhood.  You have already formed as you are right now.  Your environment has “created” you to become as you are at this juncture.  You have become what you are now by your parents, other family members, your teachers, your friends, all surrounding you.  Your personality, your character… it’s there with you for years. Your self image whatever it is, is there with you for many years.
  2. You alone CAN’T CHANGE IT, YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE REAL YOU RIGHT NOW. So, if you are a negative person (hopefully not), you can’t change it.  You don’t have any power to change it, it already stacked with you for many years, it’s became you.  You are hopeless.  You will become negative the whole of your life because you are weak, no power to change it to become a positive person.
  3. If you believe, only the Creator who has the power to change you; simply doing miracle to you, because you are hopeless.  And because He loves you.
  4. If you just simply believe in your Creator, then He will make you believe “that you were created in His image.”  And in his Image, you can’t be bad, because He is good; you can’t be low performer, because He is a high performer; you can’t be unworthy because He is worthy, you can’t be unfair because He is fair, you can’t be poor because He is rich, you can’t be dishonored because He is honored, etc.  In brief, being created in His image, you can’t be bad because He is good.
  5. Once you believe that you were created in His image, then you can choose the school of thought of Solomon in your designing of success blue print which is Riches and Honor.
  6. When you design your life blue print, you will design your family blue print, your career blue print, your money wealth blue print, your health blue print, your peace prosperous blue print, etc.
  7. And your blue print design should be based on these main principles: a)  That there is no limit to what you can do; b) So you have to think big with the highest goals, the highest of what you want in life.
  8. You have no limit:  man is created in His image, so man has no limit to what he can do.  What you can conceive, you can achieve.  That’s why man can land on the moon, can build the unbelievable great wall of China, can fly the miraculous 800-passenger aircraft up above the sky, etc.  Man can do anything, no limits, and you too have no limits.  You only need one condition:  you have to believe it fully, have faith 100%, can’t be 99.9% in what you can do.
  9. Big thinking:  Rich people think big.  Poor people think small.  You come to this earth with natural talents, things we’re naturally good at.  You have a mission: to use and share your talents with others, to as many people as possible.  That means you have to play big, to think big.  How will I know when I’ve completed my mission?  If you are still breathing, you are not done yet.  So think big, make the biggest goals possible, make a “radical” one, so you can share it to the massive numbers of people – thousands, even millions.
  10. Highest goals:  Zig Ziglar said:  “The poorest of all men is the one without a dream.” Proverb 29:18 said:  “Where there is no vision, people perish.”  Anthony Robbins said:  “People are not lazy.  They simply have impotent goals—that is, goals that do not inspire them.”  So, make a big goal.  Because, psychologists said: “People are only using 20% of their capacity.”  There is 80% un-used capacity.  Because people like living in their “Comfort Zone”, they don’t want change, because change is risk, they want status quo.

In my case, if I may share with you, up to now I am always living in the “Un-comfort Zone”, very seldom for me to live in the “Comfort Zone”.  Throughout my 30-year of career in the banking industry until I reached the top title of Executive Vice President (EVP) of a big bank, I always make big goals, big targets to achieve using the full capacity that I have.  During my early years being Account Officer of Credit & Marketing Division of a bank, I always consistently achieved my annual target just in the first semester of the year, in the month of April or May.  Sometimes, I even double or even triple the target my boss gave me.  That’s due to:  I strongly believe that I can do it, and I always live in the un-comfort zone and I always make a change.  I always change company I work with every 2 or 2 years if there is no major progress, I am not afraid of change.

My younger brothers, this is for you, you too you have no limits to what you can do, you too have the capacity to live in the Un-comfort Zone if you will, you too can utilize the 100% capacity (not only 20% capacity as the average people do).

Therefore, design your Solomon Success Blue Print formula based on these principles:  YOU HAVE NO LIMITS TO WHAT YOU CAN DO and  therefore YOU HAVE TO THINK BIG WITH THE HIGHEST GOALS WITH THE HIGHEST

Simply Sandwiches : Memenuhi Citarasa Gaya Hidup Sihat Anda!

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WARNING : JIKA ANDA SEDANG LAPAR, HATI-HATI BACA ENTRY INI :)

Kalau masa musim exam dulu lah, aku selalu wish ada makanan yang boleh delivery ke kolej selain daripada fast food. Lagi-lagi musim exam kan. Kononnya mestilah nak yang makan makanan yang berkhasiat. Kasi tenaga dan kasi cergas sikit otak tu. But on that time, takde pun servis macam tu! How sad it is right? 

Tapi.... jangan risau!!! Sekarang ni, ada satu servis food delivery yang terbaik di sekitar Lembah Klang!!! Yang pastinya.... servis ni menyediakan makanan yang bukan sekadar BERKHASIAT, HOME-MADE, HALAL malahan SEDAP & MEMENUHI CITARASA ANDA!!!! Yummmmmmyyyyy! Memperkenalkan......


Dengan tagline "WE BRING PICNIC TO YOU", Simply Sandwiches mempertaruhkan makanan berunsur sandwich kepada para pelanggan mereka. Sandwich yang biasanya kita fikir hanya nak makan untuk picnic, tapi kini tak lagi. Anytime, anywhere... boleh je untuk dimakan! Mudah & pantas sebab Simply Sandwiches menyediakan khidmat food delivery! Bersesuaianlah kan dengan gaya masyarakat kota hari ni yang sentiasa nak cepat & tak perlu buang masa serta tenaga menunggu giliran nak ambil makanan, nak bayar makanan semua tu. But in the same time, kita nak makan something yang bagus dan sihat untuk badan.

Jom kita tengok, apa yang dihidangkan oleh SIMPLY SANDWICHES yang buat aku sampai sekarang terasa-rasa lagi keenakan & kelazatannya!



Set atas ni adalah set yang diberikan oleh Simply Sandwiches kepada aku untuk lunch. Mula-mula, aku sendiri, tipikal lah bila orang kata makan sekeping sandwich untuk makan tengahari, mana kenyang kan. Tapi.... kau jangan tak tahu... bila aku makan satu sandwich + mushroom soup + caesar salad dan ice lemonade tu, mak oi. Kenyang beb! Sebabnya untuk sandwich tu mereka gunakan seeded bread atau wholemeal bread. 


Menurut pengasas Simply Sandwiches, Sharin Shariff & Shaheera Djafar, idea untuk menghasilkan servis berorientasikan food delivery ini tercetus apabila mereka kembali ke Malaysia setelah pulang belajar di Australia yang mana orang di sana menggemari sandwich sebagai makanan harian mereka. Namun, di Malaysia ketika itu masih belum ada lagi servis makanan sebegitu. 



Menggabungkan tenaga, idea, usaha dan minat 5 orang anak muda, kesemua bahan-bahan yang digunakan oleh Simply Sandwiches adalah berasaskan home-made dan yang pasti HALAL & mampu memberikan nutrisi yang terbaik untuk mereka yang mementingkan kesihatan. 



Untuk sandwich mereka sendiri, terdapat 8 flavour  pilihan yang semuanya lazat-lazat! Aku dah try setiap satu dan memang berbaloi. Cukup untuk mengenyangkan perut, cukup rasa, cukup lazat! Malahan, terdapat 4 flavour yang menjadi kegemaran ramai dan sentiasa menjadi BEST SELLER tau iaitu BBQ Chicken, Beef Salami, Garlic Butter Prawn & Smoked Salmon.


Bagi memenuhi nutrisi seharian korang, Simply Sandwiches ada caranya. Mereka turut menyediakan sajian sampingan dalam lunch box korang. Yang jugak semuanya sedap. Malahan home made tau. Impress aku dengan kesungguhan mereka dalam menyediakan hidangan terbaik demi kepuasan pelanggan. Untuk mushroom soup & caesar salad, masing-masing ditambah dengan grouton yang rangup dan mengenyangkan. Memang berbaloi.





HARGA , CAJ PENGHANTARAN & CARA PEMBAYARAN

Dari tadi dok pum pang pasal makanannya je kan. Mesti ada yang nak tahu, macam mana pulak dengan harganya? Jangan risau. Macam aku cakap tadi, semuanya berbaloi kan. Jujurnya harga yang ditawarkan oleh Simply Sandwiches berpatutan dan bersesuaian dengan potion yang diberikan. 


Malahan untuk lunch box pulak, harganya juga berpatutan. Lebih berbaloi kalau nak dibandingkan korang makan dekat fast food restaurant tau. 


Waktu tempahan dibuka adalah bermula dari breakfast sehingga tea break. Iaitu 8.00 pagi sehingga 5.00 petang. Within that time, untuk order dalam potion kurang dari 5 pcs, Insya-Allah dalam masa 1 jam boleh disiapkan. Jadi, kalau korang nak makan waktu lunch, order lah awal-awal pagi supaya delivery boleh sampai on time. Untuk caj penghantaran pulak adalah berdasarkan lokasi korang. Dibuka di sekitar Lembah Klang sahaja. Dibawah adalah details caj penghantaran :

Kota Damansara - KL : RM 10
Kota Damansara - Shah Alam : RM 8
Kota Damansara - Ulu Klang : RM 15 

Manakala korang pun boleh jugak dapat penghantaran PERCUMA tau. Caranya mudah. Dengan minimum order 10 pcs, Simply Sandwiches boleh hantar pesanan korang tanpa caj penghantaran. So, senang lah. Kalau satu ofis tu, beli banyak-banyak, Simply Sandwiches hantar sekali! Kan mudah tu...

Bagi cara pembayaran pula, Simply Sandwiches mengamalkan online banking. Manakala untuk order yang banyak melebihi 10pcs, adalah digalakkan untuk bayar deposit 50% dulu. Jadi takdelah orang order main-main kan. 


EVENT 

Bercakap pasal order banyak-banyak ni, Simply Sandwiches turut menyediakan perkhidmatan makanan untuk sebarang event korang. Meeting, gathering, birthday party, kenduri kendara, apa je... sebut bagitau kat mereka, Insya Allah mereka boleh bantu anda dari segi makanan. Malahan sekarang ni kan musim rumah terbuka... pun boleh. Mereka boleh sediakan juadah yang lain dari yang lain untuk anda. Segala juadah & makanan untuk event ada boleh DIPILIH sendiri oleh anda. Boleh bincang mengikut kesesuaian event. 

Menurut mereka, sekarang ni tak menang tangan mereka menyediakan tempahan dari beberapa syarikat korporat dan ternama untuk event yang dianjurkan. Antaranya KLIA, Air Asia, Media Prima, Surian Tower dan beberapa lagi.


Sangat mudah kan. Semuanya menyenangkan pelanggan. Walaupun nampak simple, tapi berbaloi dan kelazatan makanannya tak dapat dinafikan lagi. Memang sedap & mudah. 


Bagi yang ingin membuat tempahan untuk event, digalakkan untuk membuat tempahan seawal 3 hari sebelum majlis. Tapi kalau tempahan untuk melebihi 100 orang, dinasihatkan untuk tempah seminggu @ dua minggu sebelum majlis. Ini adalah bagi mengelakkan sebarang kesulitan berlaku di akhir masa. Oh ye, untuk tempahan banyak... macam aku cakap tadi, deposit sebanyak 50% adalah diperlukan. 


PROMOSI

Part ni mesti korang tunggu-tunggu kan! Hehehe. Aku tahu. Aku tahu! Baiklah, ni meh dengar sikit. Sekarang ni Simply Sandwiches sedang menawarkan satu promosi hebat & berbaloi. Buat mereka yang mungkin tak pernah cuba lagi, boleh lah try promosi ni. Kata orang tu, untuk merasa-rasa kan. Mana tahu kena selera, jatuh hati. Terus boleh order hari-hari. 


"THE INDULGENT PLATTER" 

Ini yang set aku dapat tadi tu. Tak ke menggiurkan?

"TAPAU ROLL-UP"




"MIXED PLATTER"

Yang ini sesuai jugak kalau nak share-share. Boleh pilih flavour apa yang korang nak. 



Betulkan aku cakap awal-awal. Memang sesuai kan aku letak pre-caution supaya korang menyediakan iman yang cukup tinggi. Mujurlah bukan Bulan Ramadhan, kalau tak... naya aku. Memang lazat & menggoda. Sandwich yang gebu, lazat, gemuk dengan isinya...sapa pun boleh gigit jari. Aku rasa memang berbaloi untuk dibeli.

5 anak muda yang memasak dengan minat & bersemangat waja!

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Power People with Your Words of Praise

As I entered the board room, walked slowly with full confidence and good posture; the No. 1 man of the big corporation I was working with, Mr. Francis A. Rosario stood and said to me sincerely:  “here comes my hero”.   He was sincere when he said that.  I could feel the vibration of sincerity trembling inside that big boardroom.  This was one of the unforgettable events in my 30 years of professional career, especially in banking.

Wow, it shocked me, I could feel my blood run very fast as joy, gladness, happiness, encouragement and confidence were all over my body flowing very fast to everywhere.  I felt strong, powerful, full with energy, alive
as a human, and one of the highest ecstasy I ever felt.  It gave me a super motivation, my inner self sort of whispering to me that I could give my soul to this man, that I could die working for him even if it will take my life, I will give it.  I will give all the best that I have for my work for this man.  He is a great motivator I ever met in my life as equally good as my own father.



Then I was more convinced how strong and powerful Words of Praise can do to a man.  It can awaken the giant within ourselves,  it will awake us from our long deep sleep of potential forgetfulness.  By the way, this was what I did that I earned that dramatic words of praise.  I did change the profit target from Rp 400 billion way up to Rp 1.3 Trillion, three times, triple than what was set up by my predecessor.  And I already achieved about Rp 700 billion at that time.  Finally, I achieved Rp 1 trillion, still 2.5 times of the original target.

I experienced the same encouragement when my direct boss, Mr. Tejpal Singh Hora said to me during performance appraisal:  “Yes, I did leave you alone to do your job, right?.”  I felt this praise is a confidence, his confidence in me, he trusted me; and it gave me power to go on to highly perform in my job, to deliver results way above his expectation.  I was happy and I did deliver way up beyond expectation.  That’s how powerful Praise is.

How about you?  What’s your experience?  Have you ever been praised by somebody?  I believe so.  How do you feel when you are praised?  Do you feel good?  Do you feel highly motivated?  Alive?  Powerful?  That you will give all your best that you have?  That you will learn some more in order to give your best?  That you realize now that you are great, you are somebody not nobody?  You bet.

Wynnn Davis once said:  “As water is to flower—so is praise to the heart of man.  We thrive on being appreciated, loved and needed.  When we make others feel important, and show them respect and praise, they do their best.  Nothing stimulates growth so much as praise.  Whatever we praise, we increase.”

Yes, words of praise are simple.  Just a few words, but it’s powerful.  Just a few words such as “you look great”, “your voice sounds that you’re very healthy”, “your body looks slimmer”, “your smile, oh something great is going on?”, “you’re doing good, your performance is improving, I am very happy with you”, “you’re fast you know”, “you’re a kind person, a generous person”, etc.  Remember, all positive words, good words that you communicate to people are Words of Praises.
Blaise Pascal said:  “Kind words do not cost much....Yet they accomplish much.”  Frank Crane said:  “It takes so little to make people happy.  Just a touch, if we know how to give it, just a word fitly spoken, a slight readjustment of some bolt or pin or bearing in the delicate machinery of a soul.”  Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr said:  “The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity”.

There are some very obvious reasons why we need to praise people every day:
•    each person must have some goods that we can praise;
•    when we praise, we push the button of progress potential in human being, awakening the giant within oneself;
•    when we praise, we also express our own potential progress and awakening the giant within us;
•    we generate power as we praise somebody else;
•    God, the Creator is presence in every word of your praise.  He disappear when you curse.

George W. Crane said:  “Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth !” John Milton said:  “Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows.”  Orison Swett Marden said:  “There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us.”  

Aristotle said:  “Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.”  Richard M. DeVos said:  “Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push.  A smile.  A word of optimism and hope.  A “you can do it” when things are tough.”  Edmund Burke said:  “Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover....”

Inspite of the above goodness of praise, can you praise?  Do you have the power to praise people?  Do you have the courage?  The humbleness?  The spirit?  The energy?  The willingness?  The non-ego self?  The capacity to praise people?


Or is it difficult for you to praise?  Why?  Because you are so ego center, so self-centered?  Or you are such a negative thinker, negative type of person that make you difficult to praise?  Or you are a pessimistic person? A hopeless one?  A non-attentive one? 

As the reader of this simple article, I believe you are not such a person; otherwise you won’t read this kind of article.  I belive you are a person that has the willingness and the capacity to praise people, that’s why you are reading this article.  You are a good person, a care person, an attentive person, because, imagine in our world of flooded information, you still have  the time to read this article.  You care for people, you care for yourself, you aren’t egoistic, not self-centered, you are kind.

Og Mandino said:  “Choose to praise, rather than curse.  Choose to love, rather than hate.  Choose to smile, rather than angry.  Choose to sing, rather than crying.”

If it’s not yet your habit of praising people, practice praising people everytime you meet people.  Start today.  Remember, just few simple positive words are Praising Words.  Every time you praise, you give power to people and of course power to yourself too simultaneously.  You have to praise to grow.

Paul, the wise man said:  “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest (honorable), whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any PRAISE, think on these things.
Choose to praise, rather than curse.

Jadikan Blog Sebagai Punca Rezeki. Berbaloi Atau Tidak?

Assalamualaikum semua

Since today is Friday, so nak panjatkan setinggi-tinggi kesyukuran pada Allah SWT atas segala nikmat dan rezeki yang diberikan. Alhamdulillah diberikan rezeki melalui Blog Coklateyes yang kalau nak dihitung-hitung, memang banyak dan Dia Maha Mengetahui keperluan setiap hambanya. 

Dalam minggu lepas, bukan niat untuk riak atau menunjuk ke apa, tapi ada 3 kemenangan yang berjaya aku dan Blog Coklateyes lakukan. Juga dalam minggu lepas terlalu banyak peluang dan ruang untuk advertorial, review dan event yang berlangsung. Syukur pada Allah atas segala peluang. 

1. LOST WORLD OF TAMBUN


Dengan entry [Lost World of Tambun Bloggers Getaway | Lets Lost-in-Fun] , Alhamdulillah... The Butterfly Project Malaysia telah mengisytiharkan aku sebagai peserta ketiga yang terpilih untuk Getaway tersebut. Memang seronok ni. Tak sabar nak merasa bercuti dengan 29 Bloggers yang lain. Tak pernah jugak ke Lost World of Tambun tu... dan sekarang boleh lah berehat sama berblog! Yeay! Antara blogger yang berjaya jugak : Sabby Prue, Cik Lily Putih, & Norfanil. 


2. MENANG LUCKY DRAW WEVents 3rd ANNIVERSARY


Yang ini memang tak disangka lah. Masin mulut Cik Lily Putih kita tu haaa... tup-tup habis je dia sebut nama dia naik, lepas nama dia, eh nama kita pulak yang naik. Syukur!!! Dan paling best, aku dapat 10 keping facial mask dari TT Mask Malaysia yang mana memang on the week before aku tengah usha nak beli mask dari mereka. Tup-tup dapat Free! Sapa tak berjoget kan? Terima kasih dan syukur Alhamdulillah. [WEVents 3rd Anniversary : One Night for Superwoman] 


3. MENANG DELIMA HOME WRITE & WIN CONTEST


Ini kemenangan terbesar minggu ni. Ya Allah lagi tambah syukur Alhamdulillah. Macam biasalah, aku memang tak nak susahkan mak ayah kalau aku nak apa-apa. So, bila dapat tahu terpilih untuk Beauty Getaway ke Tambun tu, aku dah mula berkira-kira duit tabung aku. Kena budget sebijaknya. Alhamdulillah... syukur. Menang pulak Delima Home Contest ni yang mana hadiahnya ialah RM 200. Gembira bukan kepalang aku. Sebab Allah mendengar doa dan keperluan aku. Datang tepat pada masanya!!! [DEKORASI RUMAH UNTUK RAYA? SEMUANYA ADA DI DELIMA HOME]


4. TERPILIH UNTUK SAMSUNG BLOGGER TRIP

Beberapa hari lepas, Yuki (Samsung's Officer) call dan tanya sama ada Sabtu ni aku free tak. Aku terpilih untuk ke Melaka dengan Samsung Bloggers Trip. Malangnya, pada hari tersebut aku ada urusan keluarga. Menangis jugaklah dalam hati. Peluang keemasan tu. Dah lah Melaka tu pun salah satu tempat yang aku suka. Heritage place kan. Tapi tu lah... tak de rezeki. Insya Allah kalau ada peluang lain, ada lah rezeki untuk trip yang lain. 


5. TERPILIH UNTUK NINETOLOGY REVIEWER PROGRAMME 


Ini jugak peluang keemasan. Memang dah confirm dapat. Sebab kena compete dengan beratus blogger yang lain kan untuk 1st batch. Malangnya, aku kena arrange loan time tu. Tak berapa sesuai masanya untuk aku pulangkan produk mereka on time. Jadi atas dasar prihatin dan tak nak susahkan orang lain, aku serahkan peluang tu pada blogger lain. Dan Insya Allah Ninetology akan beri aku pada bulan September yang mana masa tu aku dah free.


UPCOMING



Ada yang tanya, betul ke blog boleh jadi punca pendapatan? 

Jujurnya, aku sangat-sangat bersyukur dengan semua rezeki, peluang & ruang yang Allah berikan pada aku. Jugak pada nikmat dan kebolehan skill aku dalam penulisan entry. Walaupun aku tahu blog aku ada kelemahan dan kekurangan yang besar jika dibanding beza dengan blog hebat yang lain, tapi aku sedaya upaya memperbaikinya.

Betul janji Allah. Siapa yang berusaha pasti berjaya. Dan aku tak pernah anggap blog sebagai satu tempat permainan. Pada aku, blog adalah sumber rezeki sampingan aku dan blog jugak banyak meringankan beban aku dan keluarga. Walaupun mungkin bukan dalam bentuk kewangan, tapi sekurang-kurangnya peluang yang diberikan untuk review product, tempat makan & event itu boleh menjana kepada kewangan sebenarnya. Malahan jika tidak dalam bentuk kewangan, dari blog jugak macam-macam barang, produk & networking aku jumpa. Ini semua peluang keemasan. Peluang yang kalau boleh janganlah dilepaskan! Insya Allah memang berbaloi kalau korang boleh berikan kesungguhan dan sabar dalam mengumpul hasilnya. 

Dari blog jugak lah diri aku semakin bermotivasi dan menginspirasi orang lain juga. Sama macam kak Nadia yang terinspirasi dari Blog Coklateyes ini. [REZEKI SAYA BER-BLOGGING by NADIA ARRUMAISHA]

Terima kasih diucapkan! 


Doakan semoga Blog Coklateyes bertambah rezeki ye! :)



p/s: aku jugak doakan blog korang berjaya & memberi sumbangan pada korang juga!



Anak Kucing : Tiga Mati, Satu Selamat

Assalamualaikum semua

Glory, my little Turkish Van cat tu dah beranak. Memang malam semalam tu dah perasan yang Glory dah baring je. Makan pun tak larat. So, awal-awal lagi aku dengan adik dah asingkan cage dia dari Manis & Kimi. Dah siap-siap letak towel kat dia. Confirm dalam masa terdekat dia akan beranak.

Than around Subuh mak aku panggil. Katanya, nampak kat cage Glory ada anak-anak dia. Tapi macam tak gerak. Stay je. Berderau jugak darah aku. Sebab sebelum ni pun Glory pregnant tapi kandungannya gugur. Sian! 

Aku cepat-cepat panggil adik aku. Halaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Memang betul. Anak dia ada 4 ekor. Tapi 3 ekor mati. Sekor je hidup. Yang 3 ekor lagi masih dalam kantung dan memang dah terlambat untuk kami selamatkan. Oh-no! 

Sumpah sedih gila tengok gambar ni! 
Yang dalam bulatan tu je yang survived. Tiga ekor lagi tak dapat diselamatkan. Aku pun tak tahu kenapa Glory tak jilat anak dia pecahkan kantung tu. Kalau nak kata dia tak tahu, dari pembacaan aku kebiasaan kucing memang akan ada natural feeling on that. Wallahualam. Mungkin memang yang selamat sekor aje kan. Aku tengok Glory relax aje. Muka toya. Takde perasaan. Haih! 

salah sekor yang tak dapat diselamatkan
So, aku dengan adik pun cepat-cepat lah keluarkan 3 jasad kucing kecik yang masih licin dalam kantung tapi dah kaku tu. Sedih beb. Sedih. Rasa tak sampai hati pulak. Ada kawan cadangkan, kalau kita cepat atau sedar kelahiran anak dia, kita boleh bantu anak kucing tu dari lemas. Dengan cara pecahkan kantung dia. Tapi mestilah around 5-10 minit dari masa kelahiran. Kalau dah lama memang anak dia akan lemas dan mati. Nak buat macam mana. Kami syak Glory beranak around jam 3-4 pagi lah. Memang dah terlambat. Adik tukarkan tuala dia semua dan fokus pada yang survived tu. 

And here it is... my new little kitten.




Bulu nampak macam tebal. Lembut macam Glory. 
Syoknya kau ye dah kenyang kan!!!
inilah namanya malu-malu kucing!
The colour. Brown bronze! My favourite. Yeay!
Aww cak!
Aku tengok Glory mula-mula dia macam kekok jugak dengan anak dia. Ye lah. Mommy baru kan. Aku risau jugak, kot-kot yang sekor ni pun tak panjang umur. Setiap 1-2 jam aku dengan adik pantau keadaan dia. Dah macam nurse tak bertauliah dah. Kehkehkeh. Adik aku paling rajin. Aku syak dia nak jadi veterinar dulu. Tapi biologi dia tak berapa cemerlang. Cancel lah niat tu! Kehkehkeh.



Makin lama aku tengok Glory pandai dah jaga anak dia. Dia tak marah pun aku pegang anak dia. Maybe dia tahu yang kiteorang tak kan cederakan anak dia. Dia just tengok je. Baring manja-manja mintak dielus jugak. Yang si kecil pulak, aduhai. Geram aku. Perut bulat kenyang susu. Yelah takde persaingan langsung kan. Semua puting dia pulun! 

So far, aku cadang nak letak nama Fighter. Sebab dia the only one yang survive. Adik aku tak setuju pulak. Dia nak letak nama Hero. Tengok lah nanti macam mana. Ke nak letak nama ala-ala K-pop sikit? Tengoklah cemana....



P/s: Harapnya si comel yang sekor ni selamat membesar dan stay alive!!!


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