There 's a Malay saying that goes by " Masa itu emas". This is truly an accurate description of time. Time just does not wait for you. It will just go on and it does not make sure that you are on board. It just continues ticking. What you do with you life determines how much you have contributed. to your own well being or your contribution to the society. I have to admit that I myself have not contributed much and I wish I could do more. But you don't have much time left especially after you reached fifty. We just don't realize that we have reached that magic number. Time really flies.Well for men it is not too obvious at least physically. You don't really look like half a century man. Sometimes you still look young. Well i'm talking about what other have said about me with regard to my age. They say that I look like late 30s or early 40s. When I mentioned this to my wife she would just keep quiet. This brings the issue of 50s among the women.
I think most women just refuse to accept that they are half a century old. And they tend to act as if they are much younger. At the place where I work they are a lot of women colleagues who are in their 50s. They really act like teenagers and youngsters. Believe me they would be wearing tight blouses and some of them even have the urge to wear attires that are actually meant for teenagers.When you look at them at a glance you would definitely pass them off as a young person. But after a not so close inspection you will see that they are in their 50s. Hey ladies it OK to put a nice make up; it also OK to wear nice beautiful clothes but you have to remember that you have reached the 50 mark. That's a great milestone in one's life and it would be nice if it is celebrated in a proper manner and not degrading it.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
|YB Nik Aziz|
The PRU 13 is just round the corner. All political parties are working 24/7 to potray good party image to the public and potential voters. If you look closer party flags are mushrooming along the roads. An average voter like me could not care much. I'm refering the the flags lined along the road. But I do care whats happening to the country politically , economically and socially.
But one thing that I would like to share is my disdain for some political leaders be it UMNO leaders or the PAS Ulamas. One such leader that I would like to focus on today is Yang Berhormat Dato Nik Aziz, the spiritual leader and adviser of PAS. I would like to refer him as YB because I think lately he has become more of a full time politician rather than an Ulama. I think his views are changing and fluctuating according to his own interpretation of Islam. His belief is no more grounded on the theological perpective but more of a political one. Because of this he does not deseve to be called an Ulama. He has made many inconsistent decisions and blunders that run paralel with his political actions and views. My respect for him as an Ulama has gone and diminished. The many wronged decisions made by YB have of course benefiited UMNO members to the chagrin of the thousands fence sitters.
One great political inpact of his non theological decisions is the diunity among the Malays. The Malay Bumiputeras are breaking up to the extend that their polical base is now weakening to great advantage to the Non Malays particulaly the racist DAP party. The power base of the Malays are eroding very fast and political landscape will become more centrist just like our neighbour in the south. I'm not surprised that one day we will become more like a republic
My hope is that the Malays realize this great challenges that are facing them. The Malays must be united and I believe that UMNO is a better political party to protect the religion and the race. Voting for PAS at this jucture will greatly weaken the Malay pillars and tend to benefit the racist non-Malays particularly those in DAP.