Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chasing shadows and concluding Mary sans Mathematics

Well I had been rather busy for the last three weeks, mostly chasing shadows at my workplace, as some top management guys came to realize that I have not been given a task or tasks relevant to my previous experiences or that I was not placed where I can contribute more to the company. With recent change in top management at my workplace, I am no longer required to expend some of my energy in chasing shadows - what the famous footballing Germans were accused of doing in that fateful 2010 World Cup Semifinal game against the equally famous Spanish football team.

If some of you are wondering as to what exactly is my work in the Oil &Gas company.. What is so important that I have to be recalled back after the retirement and given a contract to continue working?. Psst.. I was not that good.. it is partly due to the fact that there are so many of us, geoscientists quitting the company to chase the rainbows in Arabian Peninsular and that neighbourhood.
Here is a small glimpse of what I have been doing/will be doing while I am still in the Oil & Gas company.. I am a geophysicist first, a geo-scientist second and a team leader most of the times..
As geophysicist, I am one of those weirdos who derived tremendous pleasures looking at seismic (sound-waves) wiggles/traces on seismic record/section, then I correlate millions of those seismic traces, correlate subsurface faults and come up with subsurface (ground or earth below the sea for our malaysian petroleum system) maps. From these maps, I make conclusion (based on geological knowledge and understanding of the area) as to whether the area have the potential to accumulate oil or gas. Proposal to drill an exploration well will generally follows based on estimated resource (hydrocarbon in place) that is economically viable to be developed. At times, the geophysicists can be so engrossed in looking at faults and other seismics thingy that they are also called "the faults finder".. he.. he


As a geoscientist, I relate these geophysical thingy to others from different disciplines such as geology, geochemistry as well as other geos.. to conjure the subsurface/ the mother earth to the engineers and people in the management.. in our attempts to optimally exploit hydrocarbon discovered or to be discovered. As a team leader, I got to lead a team of geo-scientists and sometime engineers to accomplish the same.
Hopefully I do not confuse you too badly this time around..
After my office hours before sunset, I have been busy helping my friend in his Ampang office, supporting him whenever and whatever possible so as not to let his business be overwhelmed by other peoples looking for quick routes to make super quick bucks. I even took annual leave to accompany him to see clients outside the capital. He is now promoting "hydroponics sprouting of fodder grass" to help reduce cattle fatality rates. If I understand it correctly, the hydroponics might help farmers in Malaysia to grow as many as 400 head of cattle on an ecologically ... sound, simple yet efficient.. 20 acres site..
Hydroponic sprouting of fodder grass system

Some of the days, after sunset.. I got down to help one of my in-laws business, selling second hand cars. I have sold one of my car last month and last night I sent my latest car ( he helped me to import it last month) to his house in Klang as he has friends who wanted to see the car today. He is trying to quit his current job in used cars importing firms now that he is no longer allowed to do the line of work he has been doing for the past +10 years. He took/will get commission for the sale and will be paid for handling tasks related to Puspakom, registration and etc.

Mini Cooper S
On the home front, my children have been taking over the computer and lap-top: chatting with their friends, playing computer games, FB and what-not, most of the time they were fully aware that they are depriving their father of an opportunity to update his blog. Weekends have been fully scheduled for buying daily need, chasing curtain materials and baju raya at those never-ending pre-Hari Raya sales in department stores and superstores, attending kenduries , fulfilling children needs and entertaining friends as well as the in-laws.

For quite some time I had been toying with the idea of putting up a post on some experiences I have had with peoples’ fight with cancer (in line with the demise of our beloved blogger friend, Raden Galoh) but then.. there was a cheramah at my Ampang Campuran Mosque, last Sunday morning on Transliteration of Al-Quran and the texts discussed were from surah Maryam (Mary) verses (16-26). That cheramah somehow change my mind and made me want to give some sort of conclusion to the previous post.

So here I am, skipping normal lunch which has been my habit for almost a year now(since quitting my cigarettes smoking), putting this entry as a continuation of the previous post.. a peace offering of sort to non-mathematically inclined readers... I did not expect such a good feedback on that mathematically inclined post. Honestly, that was my only one mathematical instance worthy of posting. I have no more mathematical equations to impress or baffle some of my intelligent blogging friends.

I was sort of overwhelmed by all the facts that some of the readers put up in their comments on my previous posting. I am hoping that this post will get some readers some perspectives on Mary, a very highly respected lady in Islamic religion as well as to conclude the topics related to her or her son that might be sensitive to some readers (please accept my apologies).

Below are verses of Al-Quran taken from the Surah Maryam or Mary.. a chapter in our Holy book - named after her. May God be please with her..

Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East. 019.016

She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent her our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects. 019.017

She said: “I seek refuge from thee to (Allah) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah.” 019.018

He said: “Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son. 019.019.

She said: “How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?” 019.020

He said: “So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, ‘that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us’:It is a matter (so) decreed.” 019.021.

So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place. 019.022.

And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree: She cried (in her anguish): “Ah! would that I had died before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!” 019.023

But (a voice) cried to her from beneath the (palm-tree): “Grieve not! for thy Lord hath provided a rivulet beneath thee; 019.024

“And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: It will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee. 019.025:

“So eat and drink and cool (thine) eye. And if thou dost see any man, say, ‘I have vowed a fast to (Allah) Most Gracious, and this day will I enter into not talk with any human being’” 019.026

At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said: “O Mary! truly an amazing thing hast thou brought! 019.027

“O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!” 019.028

But she pointed to the babe. They said: “How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?” 019.029

He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet; 019.030

“And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live; 019.031

“(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable; 019.032

“So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)”! 019.033

Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute. 019.034

It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, “Be”, and it is. 019.035

Verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord: Him therefore serve ye: this is a Way that is straight. 019.036

Have a good week ahead..


Martin Lee said...

En Sharif,

Have a wireless router and get a netbook for yourself that many of your family members could connect at the same time. This is how my family members, each and every one of them has cyber world of their own to play with.

I do find your dealing with used cars interesting and I always buy "motor trader" and surf the "mudah" site and take a look at those used cars listing even though I do not buy!

Oil and gas industry seems to be a sector where one could always find job regardless of age as long as you are physically fit enough to do the job! It is a good field you entered. With your experience, you are always sought after for the very specialized job you are doing!

God bless all who believe our Abrahamic God is the only God!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang,
From geophysics to Maryam? I've always wondered what happen to her after the death of Jesus. Or during his years of prophethood? Not much was written about her. Although many so called sightings of teardrops falling from her "eyes" (statue) were reported, mostly in Europe.

p.s. so, ru now in KL or Pulau Duyung?

Wan Sharif said...

Dear Mr. Lee,
I do have a wireless router.. they are 4 of us in the family..not counting MIL and her helper.. When the two children are playing, the mother will be on her own.. needing my attention.. hence I get stuck with the task of entertaining her..end up not doing other thing that might also need my attention..he,he
Do be careful with car prices quoted in mudah.com, most of the prices are cheaper than they should be.. some salesmen are quoting the much lower price to arouse buyers interest.. if you ask/call ..they will say..oh that one was just taken.. however I have a better and more expensive one..
Abrahamic God is the only God.. that is right.. that is supposed to be the point that we can agree on..
But that would be difficult for you to hold as most of the content of your holy books would subtly guide you to different route..
If I may suggest.. you can google on English translation of our Al Quran.. just look at the the 1st chapter.. how He introduced Himself ..in 7 sentences..
Whatever you do.. do takea good care..
P.s. our Dato' friend is now teaching and has neglected his blog..

Wan Sharif said...

Dear CiS,
You comments are the one that I always waited on, sometimes with bated breath.. thinking that you might come up with something so interesting that I have no clues whatsoever, much less.. to discuss or argue.. he..he.. not pulling your paws here..
This is one of those..
After she gave birth to Jesus, Mary's People, the Jews were bent on humiliating Mary.. as she was from good family who were afraid of God(Taqwa) and I tend to believe that she either went back to her earlier place of worship or made a disappearing act to get away from the limelight knowing the unkind attention/treatment she will be getting from her own people.. Only God know what exactly happened..
I am for most part of the year will be in KL working.. and during my annual leave or festivities,I will either be in Dungun (MIL's house) or in Seberang Baruh, KT ..where I will be with ibu kesayangan hamba who is currently staying with my elder sister..

Martin Lee said...

En Sharif,

Yes I also have 4 in the family and each one has his/her own computer or laptop. My son and daughter introduced the internet game in facebook to the mother and I subscribe Astro for her. She would be too busy entertained by those machines and save us the all the effort and trouble.

I have an Iraqi friend or rather business associate who is now residing in Kuwait and he sent me an English Al Quran many years ago. I am still attempting to understand more from the perspectives of both sides and I find this extremely interesting.

By the way, our Books said that Mary married to her carpentar husband Joseph, he was notified of the dilemma of Mary by an angel and he obediently accepted her as his wife.

Our Dato friend is busy and he must be busy with all his preparation of lecture notes! He is a perfectionist and that will keep him occupied for quite a while before he gets back to blogging again soon!

Anonymous said...

Ayoh Wang
“And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: It will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee. 019.025:

Isa/Jesus was born during ripening of the dates which is around September in Saudi/Yemen/Emirates/Sudan and could be earlier in Filistine. So 25th December (birtday) as the birth date is actualy a pagan celebration date in the Roman empire as being claimed by some scholar.


Wan Sharif said...

Mr Lee..
I have yet to find any info on Mary's husband.. neither in the AlQuran nor in Muhammad's (SAW) tradition (his saying/action etc).
I received Dato' SMS to ask me whether I got a house for rent in KT or i know a friend who have one.. unfortunately I have to give negative answer for both ..

Wan Sharif said...

Dear Anonymous (MFT)
Wow.. superbe.. you manage to link the birth of Jesus in Filistine to date ripening season and guess the approximate time..
I believed most people know that 25th December is not the accurate birthday date of Jesus..
I could NOT at the moment confirm
the claim that 25th Dec is indeed a pagan celebration date in the Roman empire .
On a lighter note, I would like to think that the 25 Dec date is a good opportunity for businessmen to have year end sale.. ha..ha... Is there any link business and Christmas? *wink, *wink

emilio said...

Dear En. Wan,

I once heard a radio talk or is it a TV ceramah, sorry for my poor memory,the story goes, Isa a.s and his mother were fasting,so being the dutiful son, he went out to find some food for their breaking of fast. As Mary went about her business in the house, the angel Izrail came and told her he has come to take her life. She begged him to wait until Isa came back but Izrail could not be persuaded and so he took her life. When Isa came back late in the evening, he found Mary prostate in prayer. Not wanting to disturb her, he waited patiently beside her.As the day dragged on and she still did not stir, he said,"Oh Umi, the time for breaking of fast has long past.." and he waited and waited..all the angels in the heavens cried, pitying Isa's patient vigil until an angel came and told him that Mary is already gone, at which Isa let out a heart wrenching cry of anguish, the cry of a son bereft of his mother..

Anonymous said...


Good to know the source. Sounds israiliat but do israiliat cover stories up to Isa A.S ?

Wan Sharif said...

Dear Emilio ,
Glad to have you here..
and Very glad to have you additional input.. that is enriching if not enlightening.
Thank you for the visit

Wan Sharif said...

Thank for dropping by

emilio said...

Hmm, I once read the Prophet s.a.w said neither ridicule the Israiliyat nor accept it fully,just listen to the narration...the beauty of Al-Quran's narration of Mary is that never once was she denigrated as a woman scorned by society or by her son, it described Isa as a loving son, never overbearing which contradicts with the Bible's Jesus' treatment of Mary.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang,
Sometime back we had the opportunity to watch a documentary about the Three Wise Men who managed to find Isa and Maryam in Bethlehem by following the star. The documentary scientifically analysed what star it was supposed to be, or was it actually a planet. Also, who were the Three Wise Men - were they kings or just ordinary travellers. It was all done very scientifically and one of theories that the researchers came up with was that Isa's actual date of birth was probably sometime in April, and not December as is the tradition. It was a BBC UK production, if we're not mistaken.
In a book we've read, it was a Roman emperor who changed the religion into what it is (catholicism) today to suit his military pursuits. There were clashes among the orthodox and those who followed the Roman. Dec 25 was originally a pagan Roman festival. Even now, some orhodox churches in Europe/Middle East celebrate the birth of Isa at other dates than Dec 25.

Future prof,

Lee said...

Hi Wan Sharif, let me know if your read of earthquake maybe occuring in North America....I wear my jeans and shirt first, ha ha.

Gosh, you sure lead an interesting life, and those charts, very impressive. Only seismic I know from war movies of submarines and sound or whatever they make, ha ha.

I love those Mini Cooper S. They take corners like on rails....but here if get hit by the large 62 feet tractor trailers or pickups, habis cherita.

Looks like you hardly have time gonchang kaki, huh?
Wow, You stopped supporting the tobacco industry? Good for you.
For me? Don't ask, ha ha.
Have a great weekend, Lee.

ninotaziz said...

It is incredible that this post encourages discussion so diverse from geophysics - reminds me of our peta topo many years ago - to hydroponics to Mini Coopers and varied religious views on Maryam.

In our home, daughter no 1 is the expert on Roman and Greek history which she took up as a hobby some years back - I will not debate on that since I often have to defer to my 17 year old. Maybe now that she is sooo into Math and Physics I can claim bragging rights again.

I would however like to share how wonderful it is to see many many young kids play, communicate, create and learn on-line. From as young as three years old. We have 2 laptops(one bought by daughter with her own money earned over school holidays), a rickety desktop(bought for RM50), an Ipad (a gift)for the youngest two and of course one phone is wifi enabled too - and I still have to use/blog only late at night after all, including hubby are asleep!

Still, I remember to take the kids to the movies and the playground and the bookstore though. I believe these three places are timeless for growing up...

As for Mini Coopers ...sigh - we make do with our 1970s VESPA for classic lazy afternoon rides around the block! The girls just love it!

Aishah said...

Wow Wan Sharif, you are a all-rounder. And to be involved with in-laws is notable and more honourable than finding where the treasures of the earth is.

I am most impressed with you helping your wife with the Raya preparation.

Wan Sharif said...

Thank you Emilio for the second visit and for sharing the comparative Jesus' treatment of Mary in the Al-Quran and in the Bible.. From a friend who is well versed in Bible.. he relates to me that most Prophets are very sinful in Bible and they repented after they have sinned.. but in Al-Quran, the sin committed by the Prophets are very small (sometimes committed in ignorant)and they repented almost immediately..

Wan Sharif said...

Thank you again CIS (Michael, the future Prof).
Heard about the three wise men.. research on it casually before ( ~35 years ago) only to conclude it might be a myths of some sort..
These three names do not come from the Bible and did not appear in Christian literature until five hundred years after the birth of Jesus.
Thank you for enlightening me on .."In a book we've read, it was a Roman emperor who changed the religion into what it is (catholicism) today to suit his military pursuits. There were clashes among the orthodox and those who followed the Roman. Dec 25 was originally a pagan Roman festival. Even now, some orthodox churches in Europe/Middle East celebrate the birth of Isa at other dates than Dec 25. "..
My previous research point to similar conclusion ..albeit less conclusive that yours.. hey! look I am no future prof..
Thank a zillion for the second visit..

Wan Sharif said...

Hi Uncle Lee,
Always nice to have you dropping by my teratak..
I did not recall any different plates in North America.. if you have different tectonic plates, there bound to be some plate movement, leading to temperature and pressure resulting in serious event such as volcano eruption or tsunami..
North America have one rather serious fault movement ( San Andreas strike slip fault whose epicenter is in the San Francisco) is too far for Canadian to unduly worry.. maybe Alaska can be affected though..
Life as a geophysicist in national O&G company are not very interesting.. but then interesting is what we make out of it.. to stay ~ 30 years in the same company and still come back even at a lower pay speak volumes of personal enjoyment /satisfaction of doing the tasks/jobs for the country..
Those mini coopers ..memang nice and banyak ummp to drive in.. ada super charge lagi.. it is strictly for business.. anak-anak dah merayu supaya saya tak jual.. kalau ada suitable offer..it will have to go.. that was my promise to that inlaw..
Stopped supporting the tobacco industry since government of Malaysia want the Malaysian tobacco growers to switch to a plant called Kenaf- a jute-like tree(from the bark of the tree,I think) good for garment industry..
Goyang kaki.. dalam mimpi aje lah buat masa ni.. ha ha
You take very care of the Lees, you hear!.. you have yet to completely passed down your ninjalogy thingy to our youngsters..he..he

Wan Sharif said...

Puan Ninot,
I realized from reading your comments and your blogs , you are one of those very well-read person..
it is very encouraging to know that your 17 years old excels (better than her mother?!)on Roman and Greek history.. and now she is into Physics and Mathematics.. oh you are so blessed..
I loved history when in secondary school only to be streamed to science for my love of mathematics.. still love history of sahabahs and all..
Can see that you have educate your child to save money to buy her computer.. loved the part that you manage to get computers at a good prices and make the full use of them..
Pst... I do envy you for the time spent to movies and bookstores with the children.. I did not manage to do that very well.. once in a blue moon at most.. I have a sick MIL staying with me.. (well perhaps Allah will bless me in some other way).
My mini cooper is strictly for business, it will have to go once there is a good offer for it.. I do sincerely envy you of your round the block, classic lazy afternoon with the family especially when you write that your girls loved it.. I only managed to do that during weekend.. itu pun kalau anak anak tak busy dengan homeworks.. Au..au..
Thank you again for dropping by..

Wan Sharif said...

Dear Aishah,
Thank you for the visit and dropping comments.. I like to help people almost to a fault, always worried that I will be asked in the hereafter.. why I did not help..
There were times I got conned by peoples that I seek to help.. but by Allah's Grace.. I do not suffered too much (economically) for it, only bruised ego.. when told by my better half..that I am a very poor judge of people..
Most of the time I get back more than I loose.. ..that strengthen my belief.. that I should help..
Thanks again for dropping by..
Helping wife.. OHH that is a must.. if not she will bring me to the more expensive shops the next time around and .. that will happen in the "no sale time".. a punishment on both score.. on me and my pocket (or our pocket).. kena ada strategy ..he,he

ninotaziz said...

In poets blogsphere, it is said that when fellow poets visit your blog twice, they are true and loyal blog friends.

Anyway, when I was reading your blog again this morning [yes, after we came back from watching Despicably Me - 5 girls , Bik and yours truly sans hubby [who is away white water rafting and enjoying his male-bonding activities] I took note of your 'no more mathematically inclined post...' and thought that would be such a shame.

I was in a discussion with a friend recently who studied how many times in the Quran Nabi Isa, Nabi Musa and Nabi Muhammad s.a.w were mentioned in the Quran and his conclusion as such. I also remember [this was more than 30 years ago] my late grandfather relating how many nabi,rasul, malaikat there were...Numbers and the theories they spawn abound from the Al-Quran.

Perhaps it is not surprising that among Muslim scholars and geniuses like Ibn Sina(980-1037), Muhammad bin Musa AlKhawarizmi (wrote Al-Jabr which gave birth to algebra - 9th century), the study of numbers and astronomy [apart from medicine and physics] were of major importance, radical enough to change western world perception and theories. In some areas, new fields of studies/science emerged from the work of Muslim scholars then.

We pray and hope that such respect will come again.

Wan Sharif said...

So you are my true and loyal blog friend... Oh I love that.. thanks a zillion.. you made my day.. If only you know how happy I am now.. Alhamdulillah and Fatabarakallah.. May Allah bless you SOKMO SOKMO..

Oh that mathematically inclined post.. I will have to dig very deep in my not too deep mathematical resource.. to come up with something simple for every one.. InsyaAllah will keep this in mind.

In order for Muslim to have that kind of respect ever again.. I believe a lot of conditions need to co-exist:-
First and foremost sincere people who are keen on propagating Ilmu lillahita'ala( for God sake only).
Secondly the resources (teachers, mureeds and also sincere rich peoples to embark on such a monumental task).
Supportive government and community..
Etcetera.. we have to usaha(struggle) then bertawakkal..

Pst.. Raisson d'etre of my involvement in that hydroponics and cattle rearing and breeding..
I wanted to emulate a group of people who has devoted most of their life for a Tahfiz school somewhere in Jeteh, Besut , Trengganu..
I thought doing cattle would allow me to get a lot of land at a cheaper price.. since the project is to assist government to grow more food toward a sustainable food (cattle meat for my case) supply..
Going hydroponics will release a lot of land .. which can be used to grow more cattle, veges and fruits.. and there lies my hope .. a few acres of land for tahfiz and other scholarly activities if I can find people to run them for me.. biizniLLAH ( god willing)..

There I outline my (innermost secret) retirement plan to my true and loyal blog friend..
Oh never mind if it is no longer a secret now.. I felt so blessed (after reading my blog friend's comments).. Alhamdulillah

Martin Lee said...

Just to contribute on the portion on mother Mary and Jesus. It was recorded in the Books of Christians that 2 incidents happened on Jesus as a son to Mary. One time when Jesus was 12 years old, his mother lost him after a passover celebration and eventually found him amongst the teachers in the temple. Another time when his mother and brothers were sending a message looking for him. And Jesus mentioned that "Whoever do the will of God are my brothers, sisters and mother" was interpretated as something disrespectful. Anyway, the version is also slightly different on the day of his crucification, his mother was actually in the crowd. And Mary was still very much alive after Jesus's death and it was believed that she lived with one of Jesus's disciples John in Ephesus near to Eqypt until her assumption to heaven.

The Bible did not mention that the prophets are very sinful. But the standard of sin is extremely high, even if you look at a woman with lust, a sin is already committed in the heart, and for this reason, we are all considered sinners by this standard. Protestant Christians do not venerate mother Mary to such an extent like the Catholics. Remember the song by John Lennon? "When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be, let it be..." I deduce from here that perhaps the Beatles are Catholics!

Siti Roffini said...

En. Wan,
Amazing! How you managed to do so many things from hydrocarbons to used cars to blogging to helping in-laws to religious ceramahs with some Raya shopping thrown in, beats me. I think even Superman would encounter problems keeping up pace with you. I think I know your secret. It's superb time management, right? You have a good day.

ninotaziz said...

Saudara Wan Sharif,

It might be one visit too many but I just have to relate this to you...While picking up no 3 fr school - since we are all home, on the radio - KERUSI PANAS, Mustapha Hj Osman was featured, an ex master butcher of the Buckingham Palace. Wow, it was surely a most interesting radio piece that caught both hubby and my attention as we are both in the F&B line. In short, he disclosed that the royals only eat kosher or halal beef. Maybe you know all this already being in the business. But just in case...I was shocked to learn that there are more than 2300 cuts of beef...

In addition he rears wagyu, angus etc cattle in K Kangsar and apparently he makes sure his cattle listens to Ayat Quran all the time.

Just thought you'd be interested...but then you might know all this already...

Now I have to go and pick up daughter no 1....Wassalam

Ida BorneoLove said...

yup.. must have superb time management to be able to maintain a blog like this *thumbs up*

Wan Sharif said...

Dear Mr Lee,
Thank you for the your contribution and delighted to have your deduction on The Beatles.. With the data that you have put forward ..I guess I to agree with you on that..

Wan Sharif said...

Puan Siti Roffini,
For one moment, you almost made me think that I can walk on water.. Actually things came out naturally with help from Allah.
You see, when my son went to college.. I have nobody to accompany me watching football.. democratically I lost to the two ladies in my family who preferred watching dramas, soaps and their things.. Thus rather than looking at the wall.. I busied myself with light reading.. and soon fell asleep.
Having enough /too much sleep.. waking up at 3 or 4 a.m. I have ample time to do all things that I want to do.. tending to blogs, commenting on blogs and do some planning , reading etc.
It was not too much time management really, those are the only time available to carry out those things anyway..
I learned it from someone..
"if we want to do a lot of things, we have to make time for it.."
we can not afford to let time dictate us..
Honestly, If we cut down the time we spend in-front-of the TV.. we definitely can achieve a lot more..
I believed ladies of the house are normally good managers of time.. as there are 100's of task to be accomplished daily be it in the kitchen, in other parts of house, the spouse.. the children, their books, their clothes, their homeworks, their tuitions, their transport to and fro..you-name-it..
If you put me in my better half position ..just for one day.. I would be sleeping like a log in the afternoon.. without accomplishing 10% of things that need to be accomplished.. IF I manage to carry on till 11 p.m. her time to call it a day.. you might have to call an ambulance .. serious.

Wan Sharif said...

Dear Ninot,
No numbers of visit from you will be a visit too many.. Pst your visit is the other visit next to our CiS friend that I waited with a bated breath ..not knowing whether I can intelligently response..
Please do not assume I know too much on that agriculture things.
Whatever I know, I learn it from my friend, Romni Yusof O'Toole who own Tropical Camel Ranchers (you can google him or the company if you want to know more). To reply to your latest comments, I have to refer to him..
According to him there are 4 master butcher in Malaysia.. although we should have hundreds..

Mustapha Hj Osman is one of the four.. we are not too sure about rearing Angus in KK as Angus might not be able to stand our heat.. if what you write is true then he probably have something special for it (Angus I mean).
Ah, both of you are in F&B line, that is interesting piece of info.. maybe we can call our blogger friends to visit your...., oops just a suggestion..
My friend said there are about 60cuts from the cow.. and Master butcher can cut each of those cuts in many many ways..
Thank you for you contribution.. Really appreciate that.. you picked up all those info while on your busy schedules picking up you loved ones..
Oh that the royals of England eat only Kosher and Halal beef has been discussed and told to other people but nobody give much attention to it.. My friend believed that Prince Charles might be a Mu..

Wan Sharif said...

Dear Puan Ida,
Thank you for the visit.. My answer to you might be the repeat of the my earlier reply to Puan Siti Roffini above..
From your blogs you seem to be very busy organizing this and that for your boss/company.. You probably do not know.. I might have learn it from you..
Thank you for the nice words and the encouragement given.
Take good care of yourself, your sayang and your lovely children.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dengan izin Ayoh Wang,
Aunty Ninot,
Let's leave the man be so that he can write a new entry for his blog. Perhaps we can suggest a topic for him. Like, carbon dioxide emission by cattle. That topic alone can cover a plethora of spin-offs (like what we're doing to his entries now). roar! roar! roar!

Wan Sharif said...

Dear CiS and Ninot,
I loved and (very much)welcome what you two are doing to my entries.. I am not in hurry to write new entries.. I have to marinate it in budu for sometime to ensure that their taste is palatable to everyone.. tak mau mengaku.. tak ada idea.. he, he..

ninotaziz said...

Cher Wan Sharif

Si vous avez le temps, allez au www.poemsbyninotaziz.blogspot.com cette semaine s'il vous plaît. Le poème LA MAIN a été inspiré par des gens comme vous ..


ninotaziz said...

Hi CiS,

Janganlah bully Ayoh Wang!

By the way, ask your mama to see my latest poem at www.poemsbyninotaziz.blogspot.com
It was dedicated to and inspired by people like her..like Ayah Wang too!

Aunty Ninot

Wan Sharif said...

Dear Puan Ninotaziz,
Have visited your latest poem at www.poemsbyninotaziz.blogspot.com
you said it very well.. relating the well used phrase " the hand that rock the cradle .. and expand it so beautifully that I can only say magnifique! . reading it before your comment I do hope that include this old blog friend.. reading it again after your comment.. what shall I say.. OH, you are too Pemurah with your comments... I love the friendship that you have offered.. I will definitely treasured it forever in my sacré-cœur .. May Allah bless you Ninotaziz, your loved one, CiS and his/her mum as well.. Sweet dreams..

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