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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer's Snow (Part 2)


The next morning, Jeremy went for a jog as casual. He did make one or two rounds around the blocks to get him energize that day. He was considering Wryan’s offer yesterday. Was it rational or unethical? Playing with little girl’s heart? In a positive side, yet, he thought he might know her better. He did have a crush on her before, nut..! Never thought of trying a chance. He was no one in this one big world.

The other thing to think about is how to approach her. He never knew her, what she’d love to do or her favourite. Long making sense of it, he passed Genie’s Bouquet. “Why not,” Jeremy monologue.

So, when he got back to his apartment, he thoroughly called the florist. “I need to make a special delivery please.”


Forwarded to Maximalla Medical Hospital, everyone surrounded a bouquet of roses and lily with wonderful white, purple and red combination. It was fined placed in a crystal-decorated vase and a card placed in between the flowers.

“Uhuh,” don’t touch it, Diane, the receptionist told one of the nurse. “It’s for Dr Dahlia,” she said with a smile. The others replied with envy grinned and guesses.

“What’s with the crowd, “suddenly a familiar voice came from behind. Other nurses give way for her to move in front. It was her all the way.

“Dahlia darling!” Diane greeted happily. “You know you woke up every day with sunshine,” Diane began, that made her confused.

“What’s going on here?” Dahlia asked with a smiled. It’s a bit awkward to her, but she knew Diane got a surprise with her. Dahlia always been soft spoken and with every smile that made people happy and her natural face that suited her character.

Diane lifted up the vase carefully and put it on the counter. Softly she said, “This beautiful gift arrived this morning. I heard it is from the angels. He said it’s from the garden of seven heavens.”

Still awkward to her, she lifted up the vase, which was quite heavy, and drew a frankly don’t-know-what-to-say face. She took her step slowly into her room to inspect it, while her hands softly playing with the flower petals. ‘I wonder who gave it.” She thought for herself. But before she could guess the answer, Shana appeared from nowhere.

“I never wanted to spoil the surprise, so you should be looking at the card right now,” Shana said. Her deep voice made her friend a little bit shocked. Dahlia was in her own world that time.

Taking the note without spoiling the perfect arrangement of flower petals, she said, “When do you starts to be in this such conspiracy, huh?” She put a smile again.

“From the day I knew that you should have someone to take care of you dear…” Shana replied, with victorious grin. “Hit it, girl,’ she said to herself.

Ignoring the presence of her very annoying friend there, she opened the card curiously. It was written there;

“Dinner tonight? I’ll meet you at The House Restaurant…from Mr J.”

“Mr J?” she asked herself loud that Shana heard her. “I don’t even know him and she asked me out?” now her tone was more serious. “Frankly this is insane.”

“No, no, no, Dahlia,” Shana contradicted. “This is not insane and this guy is not what you think he is,” she began. “I know him, frankly speaking, and I wanted you to know him. He’s a great guy and he just wanted to know you. It’s piece of cake here, darling. Why don’t you try? Give him a chance?”

“I hardly trusted people and you wanted me to trust a random guy? You know how I felt about strangers don’t you?”

“You don’t trust stranger yet you can treat them well? Strangers came in and out of this hospital, and you are with them twenty four seven, and yet you say you can never trust strangers?” Shana madly mumbled.

“A’ah, don’t mix work with personnel here dear, how many times I told you not to,” Dahlia protected herself, not listening to her friend.

Shrug her shoulder, putting her arm around Dahlia’s shoulder, she calmly said, “Okay, I’m sorry to be rude and to be too emotional here. But the thing is that I just wanted you to understand people. Know others in this world. Try to mix with them and understand them. Plus, I wanted you to have someone special; who I wanted to trust me that he can take care of you, make you happy every day, and makes you feel life is worth living with the ‘L’ word.”

“I don’t know, Shana,” Dahlia loosed her breathe, “It’s hard for me to open up my heart. I guess I’m not that ready.”

“No one is readily prepared for anything. Even if we planned one thing carefully, there must be something we will be leaking. We can never be perfect. This is a chance for you to learn. Learn to live, and learn to understand the true meaning of living.”

“But my fencing practice is tonight…” she tried to refuse, but with less tense. Shana looked at her unconvincing face and put her best strength to say, “It’s time, Dahlia. It’s the right time, okay,” she kept her shoulder tuck into her.

Suddenly, there was an emergency call. ‘Calling Dr Shana, calling Dr Shana, you have an emergency case in Room 21.”

“I’ll try to think about it, okay,” Dahlia gave her promise to Shana.

“Make up your mind for your own good, friend.”

Shana left her friend to think alone, to decide whether to accept or decline the invitation.

Suddenly, a flash of thought came into Dahlia. “Hey, how do you know this guy?” she tried to yell, forgetting she was in a hospital.

Without turning for any smile to her, Shana put her hand high in the crowd, and waved back to her and gave her thumb up...(to be continued)


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer's Snow (part 1)


“I must say that via this research, we will be able to understand the formation of minerals in the caves yet preserve it for sustainable development. Furthermore, the benefit is that we can then find better way to protect these ancient crystals,” Jeremy told the audience, proud and confidence. He was presenting his idea on mineral preservation research project as a part of his duty to the mother earth as an environmental geologist. He hoped to win the boards’ heart as this will be his premier project.

When it all done, he was a bit released, somehow, questions played in his mid. “Did I do it well? Why can’t I present better? What say them?” He looked at each and every faces of the boards, and each of them gives diverse clueless face.

He thought too much and was on his own world, when suddenly his boss awoke him with words, “Well, thank you Mr. Killen. We will notice you shortly. As for me, I am proud to give you the way, but still, I need to consider others.” He understood that he had competitors. There are lots of projects waiting; with all of them have great priority to the Mother Nature.


“Confidence presentation there, dude!” suddenly a voice came shouting into his ears when he came out of the room. He hadn’t done closing the door when Wryan wrapped his hand around his shoulder. Wryan was his college mate and now office mate. They have the same concern to the environment, only that Wryan was the son of the boss. He ministered most projects now. “See you at lunch, I’m sure you gonna love my offer,” he spoke, before left for different direction. Jeremy smiled, looking as his friend disappeared into one of the room. He understand much of Wryan’s attitude, with good promises and but for this afternoon, he’s curious. “What else is he going to offer me?” he asked himself.

Last time when they did hang out together, he promised him to have a chance to speak to the board of the project he just went into. Somehow, he did ask Jeremy a pay; making him run for a jog together at the park, at 3 o’clock in the morning!


That afternoon, Jeremy came early to Roswell Diner. He made a reservation for two; him and Wryan. He got to gave him something good. He had cancelled a meeting with a client for him.

Looking here and there, Wryan was in sight. He ordered a glass of iced tea, but he’s done with it. Even though it’s bottomless, but to refill it is not necessary. He didn’t want to get full without having the best steak in town from Roswell’s kitchen.

Out of nowhere, came a tall guy, with a grey suite. His hair was combed perfectly, and a red tie hanged from his neck. “Finally,” Jeremy said with relief.

“Sorry, bro,” Wryan started with apology, “Vian Corp don’t want to let me go,” he explained. Jeremy nodded, without wanted to know it. He wasn’t that mad. It happened all the time. Even he likes to be punctual, still sometimes he can’t kept the promises to be early.

“Rite, what’s up?” he eagerly asked, cannot wait too long. He’s mind is full of other things.

“Relax, dude. I haven’t placed my order. It’s not a good way to please a client,” he joked, pulling the chair to seat. His eyes hunt for the waiter to order. “I’m thinking mix salad. I got a meeting with Bob and Jake Co. After this,” Wryan explained, with his eyes browsing the restaurant. He still hadn’t catch the waiter.

After a while, came a waitress to entertain them. “Yes, may I help you sir. Have you order your lunch?” They both nodded. “May I make a special offer?” she asked. When saw them agreed, she continued, “Our restaurant is now promoting Asian cuisine. We had spicy crabbed with tomato sauce, chicken sate with delighted peanut sauce, and special spicy Tom Yam. They are all purely Asian, as we have a cook from Thailand.”

Jeremy have had made his choice, and he was firm with his decision. Plus, his hungry stomach can’t think any better than the steak. Wryan seemed stuck to the menu, whether to try the new one or his salad. After sometimes, he spoke, “Well, I will try the chicken sate with the sauce, plus mix salad, and my friend here…” he pointed to Jeremy.

“I’ll just have Roswell’s Best Steak,” he told the waitress.

When the waitress left for the kitchen, Wryan started the conversation again, “You know what, that waitress is damn hot. What say you?”

Jeremy paused. He did try to look at her, but after a while, she disappeared from sight, “Well…Hmm….I think she is good. She fit the criteria for a woman with a boyfriend.”

Suddenly Wryan’s facial expression changed. He knew what on Jeremy’s mind that moment. Tapping his shoulder to get attention, he said, “Bro, I know you still love Emily. I can’t deny she’s gorgeous, ambitious and suits you. But you have to come back to reality. This is not the Cinderella story.” He tapped Jeremy’s check, then continued, “Wake up, dude! There is one big world out there.” Jeremy looked down, saying no words.

“Yeah, I know that. I didn’t think of her much lately. I heard she had someone new…again,” he told the truth.

“That’s why we are here,” Wryan told. Jeremy was shocked, still confused, but still it made his eyebrow rises. His dark hazel eyes widen. “Yeah, that’s why I brought you here.”

“You brought me to this fancy restaurant to meet that girl,” he pointed out when the waitress walked in nearly them.

“No you i***t!” He gave a soft slam at Jeremy’s face. “Let me make the clear point here,” Wryan started. “The truth about the projects you had presented just now is that, it wasn’t that good,” he truthfully spoke. Jeremy’s heart started to pound heart. Depression and loosing he felt. “But, luckily you have me! I am going to make your dream project a reality. I will speak to my dad on behalf of you.”

Hearing that, he was happy. He breathed in relief when Wryan told that. Somehow, he surely knew he has to pay the price. He waited for him to continue speaking.

“You know there’s something I always wanted, rite?” Wryan asked. His friend agreed, and then he continued, “I tell you what. This will benefit us, and especially you. Now, I wanted you to look at the corner table. Tell me what you see. I gave you chances to guess what’s on my mind.

Looking at the table Wryan pointed, he answered, “I see…a woman…discussion…paperwork…”he guessed, but still Wryan didn’t act. It means that it was false. So, he continued, “I see…smile…cute…”

“You’re nearly there, guy, but I think it is a waste of time. Now, let me tell you what’s on my mind. Believe it or not, I see Dahlia Mariele Joanes, and she is the daughter of the famous corporate Ryan Joanes Jr.,” he confidently said, with a high tone that Jeremy clearly heard. “And, believe it or not,” he continued, “I give you three month to tackle that girl and to bring her to the most romantic dinner on Malibu Island…treats on me!” he spoke out loud.

Speechless, Jeremy stood still, His jaw was wide open, and he looked terribly into Wryan’s eyes. He was in fully disbelief. ‘This guy is mad,’ he thought. Before he could put his words to understand the situation, Wryan’s phone rang; he made his way out of the restaurant and never came back. Jeremy stood still, knowing it as the best he could do... (to be continued) 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Apa kata Iblis??

Wahab bin Munabbih berkata bahwa iblis pernah menampakkan diri di depan Yahya bin Zakaria lalu berkata kepadanya, “saya ingin menasihatimu”,
beliau menjawab, “bohong, kamu tidak mungkin menasehatiku, tetapi khabarkan kepadaku tentang anak Adam”,
iblis berkata, “anak Adam di hadapan saya terbagi menjadi 3 kelompok:

1. kelompok yang paling berat bagi saya yaitu manusia yang tergoda dan terpedaya olehku kemudian beristighfar dan bertaubat, sehingga dia merusak seluruh usahaku. Kemudian saya kembali menggoda lagi tanpa kenal putus asa dan saya tidak menemukan apa yang saya kehendaki

2. kelompok manusia di tangan saya bagaikan bola seperti bola di tangan anak-anak kalian. Saya buat permainan menurut kehendak saya sehingga mereka tidak banyak menyusahkanku

3. kelompok manusia seperti kamu yang tidak mampu saya goda sama sekali

Yahya bin Zakaria berkata, “apakah kamu mampu menggodaku?”, 
iblis menjawab, “tidak, kecuali sekali saja yaitu pada waktu kamu makan, saya menggodamu hingga kamu makan lebih banyak dari yang kamu inginkan lalu kamu tidur di malam itu hingga terlambat dari shalat dan (kamu) shalat tidak seperti hari biasa”.
Yahya berkata, “sudah pasti, mulai sekarang saya tidak akan makan kenyang hingga meniggal”.
Iblis berkata kepadanya, “ kalau begitu saya juga sudah pasti tidak akan menasehati manusia setelah kamu”.

(Ibid, hal.245)

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Gmbr diatas adalah cover utk karya yg bertajuk Summer's Snow. Agak simple sebab ini merupakan 1st draft yg telah siap sepenuhnya pada tahun 2009 (kalau x silap) oleh WAN MUHAMAD AMININ . Siapa beliau?? Beliau adalah member seperjuangan time di SASER (kini dikenali sbg Sek. Men. Sains Tengku Mukhriz).

Ini bukanlah karyanya yang pertama, memandangkan karya yg pertamanya adalah btajuk The Stream tidak dijumpai (hilang kot..sori yea) so, xleh nk share dgn korang semua. Jalan cerita ini, bg saya leh bagi 'thumbs-up', walaupun ada kekurangan baik dari segi sudut pandang mahupun penulisan. Namun, usahanya menulis selama ini merupakan percubaan yang berbaloi. 

Originally, karya ini berlatar kan 'western', oleh itu, saya ambil kptusan utk edit sedikit apa2 yg patut agar sesuai dgn semua lapisan pembaca.

Nak tahu lebih lanjut??


Friday, July 2, 2010

hahaha... part 1


Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime


A man will pay $20 for a $10 item he needs.
A woman will pay $10 for a $20 item that she doesn't need.


A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.


To be happy with a man, you must understand her a lot and love her a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love him a lot and not try to understand him at all.


Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.


A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.


A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.


Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next.." They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.

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