Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Life is a Garden

Candlelight Christmas @ KLPAC, Sentul, KL

Adam and Eve were once lived in Eden, a garden of eternity. Deceived by Satan, both of them were punished out of Eden to live on Earth until the day of resurrection where all of us will face our God for final judgments.

Earth is a life of evanescent to reach a divine destination. Religion is guidelines to reach this ultimate journey of each individual. The Holy Books are tenets of religions for those who believed in the existence of only one God (Allah s.w.t). We know the existence of Heaven from the word of our Almighty God in the Holy Books of Taurat, Zabur, Injil (Bible) and Quran. What were taught to us are all good things. So I still don’t understand why people become mean, evil or bad. My understandings are very simple. Do good and good things will come; do bad and bad things will come to you. That’s all that I know in my limited knowledge of this subject.

But of course, religion subjects are very sensitive to all of us Malaysian. It’s too complicated for a person like me to discuss in detail. I am more interested to talk about things in common that all of us could share. I wanted to talk about life as a garden.

Have you ever thought of how beautiful mother earth is? It’s like one huge globe of a garden. We have many terrains of different geographical condition, different climate and time zone, many types of vegetation, animals and so forth. This is what we call a garden of life or the living Eden because so many things going on in our globe and we are the keeper. We determine the sustainability of our own life like a gardener who tend to the garden to keep it going on and on, alive. Don’t you agree with me? We are all a born gardener! Amazing, isn’t it :)

Well, never mind. That’s just a thought. I am very much a gardener myself. I love plants and animals. Have a few of them animals at home and of course lots of plants to keep home beautiful and alive. Lately it was like a breath of fresh air because I had the opportunity to build a garden in someone else’s home. It’s an indoor garden some more which is so cool. And later, I got the chance to work on a bigger garden project for an organization. It’s the coolest thing that has ever happened in my life! Thanks to my dearest friend who gave me the opportunity to work with him.

A beautiful garden gives pride to the owner. Therefore lots of people would love to have a garden surrounding their living. A garden is a glimpse of your personality. How much you care for the nature and the living. If your garden is full of weeds or dying plants; that means you are a bad gardener, lazy person, not in touch with nature and its living. If it’s flowering, lush and green, it means you are a good caretaker, appreciate other types of living and love the beauty of nature and its Creator. Lots can be said for a person from his/her garden. So better think twice if you wanted to build a garden in your house. Can you take good care of it or not for people will judge you by it.

Herewith I would like to share some of the things that I’ve been doing lately with my good hearted friend, Kuma. It’s been fun and fulfilling experience for these are the things I like most in life. I hope to be able to do more in the future. May the good heart of the kind and helpful be given two folds in return.

A shared moment with the visually impared people from the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB). They got the chance to know how real fish feels like.

Children of tomorrow. We teach our children the value of life. So teach them good values of sharing and unity of different kind of living existed in our country.

Children do not see the difference of race and skin colour until you tell them. They just want to play and be friends with each other.


Monday, December 04, 2006

The Perfect One

Perfect dusk scene at Ulu Yam Dam, Selangor

Lately I got the chance to do lots of things I neither had the chance nor time to do before in my own hometown or rather neighborhood. I was amazed with how fast time flies. It’s like riding a rollercoaster. Things changed, places changed and most importantly people changed.

The world keeps on moving even when you think your life has stopped. This world does not revolved around us per se with the earth population of over 6 billion; divided by continents, countries, states, provinces, districts, villages and other communities, we are living in a cluster of communities down to the smallest of families and friends. Nobody is actually living a single life. We live with each other, hence we can not be selfish or think that we are exclusive.

In this life evanescent, we are making the best of what we got. No misery is worst than the others. Our story is still very small indeed, like a tiny speck of dust in the atmosphere. The sun, the rain and the wind mark its destination. No one knows where it may end; in the mountain, the field, the land or the sea. If you care to think, this life full of uncertainties. But one thing that is certain is the promise of our Creator. That’s the only truth.

I spent my time with surprisingly numerous activities with friends and family. I went checking out nurseries for plants, learning new traits in gardening, visiting friends, picked up new skills and going for a picnic. With less in hand, I got to do lots like never before. In my next posting, I would share some of the photos of my activities.

Everywhere I go, I must have my camera with me. I believe in capturing the beauty of creation, stealing and stilling memories of this temporary life. It makes me so humble. Praise be to Allah.

I have my camera and my computer, nothing seemed to matter anymore. Technology makes us happy sometimes, I would say.

The Perfect One

Water flows down the river,
Debris of broken tweaks,
Mud leaves yesterday’s story,
These some wonder but I don’t see it

Life stops and continues on
Life thrives above, in between, down and below
Life thrives in front, behind and around
Can you see it now?

Yes I said, I see it now
Life continues when things are dying
When you don’t see
There must be the One that sees it all.


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