And it helps if you are blessed , like me, with a wife who’s an amazingly great cook. Despite the undesired effects it does to my waistline (do I have one anymore????), I wouldn’t trade this life with anything else. For that, I’m forever grateful. Alhamdulillah.
Over the weekend, the wife took the trouble to prepare these dishes… aren’t we lucky???
Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!
Rule 2 : The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school.. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
2. Now that the internet is back, Access is configuring servers that will help people reach any blocked sites like Twitter, Facebook, Al Jazeera and Gmail (we are currrently testing as to what is still blocked). Donate to help keep the protest movement alive and 100% of your donation will go to supporting those behind the firewall.
3. Support Egyptians, Tunisians, and others behind the firewall by joining Access' Global Movement for Digital Freedom. We need to work together to keep the internet open beyond this current crisis.
For more details go to www.accessnow.org.
Closer to home, our doa also go out to those hit by the floods in Johor, NS and Melaka. Those who want to help... there's DIGI Flood Relief Drive. You can donate mats, blankets, and food stuff. Send in your donations to DG centres in SS2 PJ, Solaris, Mont Kiara, and Bukit Tinggi, Klang, 2-6 Feb, 10am-3pm.
Reminder to self and the family: In times like this, be grateful to Allah SWT for its blessings. Alhamdulillah
That, my dear readers, was how our berangan tak sudah day went by. Delightful!