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Talented

Build and groom yourself up to be multi talented and grow upon the roots of inspiration deep within the heart. Be the best and make the best attempt to achieve perfection as well as rendering satisfaction. Dont waste your talents, and utilise it as much as you can; because you and everyone else in the world are assets, not only for the national scale but on a global scale.
Failure is not permanent. Think of it as less success and success being more success. Never clog up your brain with negativity that might pull you, your body,soul and mind down. Never try, never know right?

Be amazing because you are.

Be awesome because you can.

Think. Imagine. Become.

Be inspired. Stay motivated. Chase your dreams.

Maximise potential

Its been running on my mind to be pushing on myself to my maximum. Reality is everyone have an unknown potential that they never really polish. Many factors like either being too lazy or too ignorant or even people around discouraging them. Especially those of the youth, don’t you think  that it is a terrible waste?

We, the youth have time and energy. It is the best time for us to get the experiences of our life and learn the most. Agreed?

To me, if you know you can do it, if you know you want to learn it; Go for it ! Regardless of what people want to think about you, regardless of what people wil say about you. Yes, there will be those kind of people who will always push us down. Those who are there to put a limit to ourselves. But fight that negativity off. Push it away and stand strong.

Well only you and Allah truly know  yourself. Don’t let people make and shape you. Create your own free willed self and go beyond. 

-Mr.Ambitious

Prepare

One can never be too cautious in making backups in something, or anything at all. Something I learnt over the recent weekend. Well you see here, yes we humans are great planners, we can plan and assume things to go our way. But nevertheless, Allah’s plan will forever be the BEST of all plans.

Sometimes be have to look things in a real perspective.

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What I’m trying to say here is that we must always have a plan B. Plan C and D if you will. We will never know what is opt to suddenly happen, of course, it’s a sign of Allah’s decree and mercy upon us when things don’t go the way we planned.

For instance, I had such an amazing plan to get a good productive weekend. Yeah, I ‘planned’; But what really happened is that, I got food poisoning and fever. I wasn’t prepared here with any medication whatsoever, which eventually lead me to end up resting the whole day. So much for productivity.

In spiritual thoughts, just as we know that there will one day be a ‘Judgement Day’, have we made the best preparations for it?  Alhamdulillah, Allah gave us our entire worldly lifetime to prepare for the hereafter. But many of the times, we sunk down into the deep mist of dunya. Have we utilise everything up to a point we are fully prepared? Especailly us muslims, we were thought to not waste time as told in *Surah Al-Asr, ( ‘Asr’ meaning time) 1. By (the Token of) Time(through the ages); 2. Verily Man is in loss; 3. Except those who have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.

Very simple surah with only 3 verses but meaningful. In general, it can be understood that Allah made it clear that humans are in loss except those who are doing righteous deeds, spreading the Truth and being Patient (sabr). There’s a lot more to be ‘tafsir’-ed but in general, it speaks in that such meaning. Allah knows best.

Time is very precious, spend it with those loved ones and make it worth. You will never when the time is up.Wherever you are, I hope you have a delightful day ahead ! Always stand strong when challenges come. Bye!

*Translation for Muslim Pro App >,<

 

 

A morning climb

And so here I are, about 3 months here in Uniten Muadzam Shah.

Having to decide to follow on with a senior to climb Bukit Ridan first thing in the morning. Sincerely I do say that, I underestimated the hill. It was furthur and steeper than I thought it would. Nevertheless, I somehow found inspiration again to reactivate my social accounts and everything else.

The climb was not extremely difficult but it overexceeded my expectations. Even so, the view as amazing.


Just how amazing the creations of Allah is; Taddabur Alam they call it. Seeing the beautiful views. Wow! Alhamdulillah.


Thank you inspiration.

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It has been far too long since this blog has been active, I think I got a boost slightly after a lecturer said she read my blog; hahaha.

Nevertheless, after all the drama going in and out for YTN scholarahip and registering into Uniten KHSAS, a lot happened. Two weeks here so far, third week opening up, I personally think another level of maturity have hit me.

Going back to the topic, we, being imperfect humans will always ‘think’ we know what is the best for us, but truthfully, Allah who decides and carve our pathway in life is the who knows us best. He knows all, He sees all. And always, he will always give what’s the best for us. Always!

Think back, how much have we thank Allah for all the nikmah that He, The Almighty gave us? 

When’s the last time we said Alhamdulillah? A second? A minute? A month?

Surely life is just a test, don’t drown into this materialistic world. 

-Mr.Ambitious

Responsible

It’s definitely been quite some time, looking for inspiration as well and keeping up to myself with life. Somehow, a sense of deep desire to change this world. Somehow, just somehow the fate that Allah S.W.T and the path He made me go through is what made me the person I am today.

I have been working on a facebook page lately, be sure to check it out. Minor reposts from here for a start there anyways.

I listened to one of Mufti Menk’s podcast entitiled Youth of  the 21st Century, and how he talked about the usefulness of the internet and how syaitan uses it as one of the best weaknest to get to us. The use of Internet makes so much good at our fingertips and also the other way around. 

There is a thought where someone said, Islam says so many things is haram. Haram this, Haram that. But if you have the rational mind to think; It is because there is so much haram amongst us to the point that Islam looks like it forbids so many things. Look, did Islam Change? No. The world changed, please don’t blame Islam.

We of the youth hold so much responsiblity, yet it’s hard for us to realise it. Some know, but don’t act. It is nobody’s fault, but we have to be rightful in our deeds. During the time of the prophet, the youth was so mature, so great and if we compare we us now? AllahuAkbar. We have forsaken Allah’s blessing of the technology we have. Astaghfirullah.

May Allah keeps us on the straight path and forgives us and accepts our repentence.

It’s never too late to start, and never too steep to take a step. Let’s all be useful to the ummah 🙂

-Mr.Ambitious

Us

Enjoying the morning breeze around my neighbourhood park, but this time, I really put my head into thinking about our country.

What lies ahead of our country? With all this controversial stuff going around and the race barrier going to crumble and fall apart, what is going to happen next? We all have this “tak apa” attitude, which actually kill us from within. Not in specific of any race but in general. We seem to be too relaxed, we seem to not bother yet we talk and kecohkecoh about it and do nothing.

I woke up this morning with someone sending a stream of messages in regards of about the racial problems in Malaysia. It kept me thinking, well I always have been thinking about it and a dream to me would be having everyone to just come as one.

You will most likely have a friend or know someone, Malay, Chinese or Indian right? Have you ever wondered how we will be without any of Nasi Lemak, Roti Canai or some Char Kuey Teow? Well, I can’t. Benda-benda ni dah jadi sebati dalam darah daging kita yet we always try to deny one and another. Tak paham betol. Can’t we all just celebrate our differences. 

I have known Malay people all my life living with them and more, and I myself is a Chinese in a Chinese community and I tend to always be the ‘orang tengah’ of both races. I have learnt a lot listening to both sides and I’m tired of the silent hypocrisy. There is a problem and everyone acts like there is nothing !

You have known me much, you would probably already hear me out about the racial problems that we have. Hahahaha, in fact, I think I would always cerita alot. But that’s why lah, I don’t want them to be racist people, I know them and they are much better than that. It is stupid if we were to go on with the fight that generasi kita  ini tak de kena mengena pon. Why not start fresh? It is stupid if we continue the fight our predecessors made. 

If we keep going on like this, Malaysia will not forward to a better step. We will be stuck at our own self-ignorance and ego.

I’m sorry if this post is very rojak. Cerita pasal Malaysia kena Malaysian sikit.

Racial problems are there, our generation to solve it.

-Mr.Ambitious, Vynson Kuan

Explore KL

I stopped writing recently to ‘kumpul‘ my thoughts so, I thought I head out to KL for some activity and explore around there. KL has a mass of diversity on its ground alone,with so many races and ethnic. Walking around, you would definitely see people from around the globe, and I am thankful to be a KL-nite all my life, yet I have never really got to know KL. Therefore, last Sunday I took the initiative to explore around KL as well as joining a volunteer activity.I receive alerts to the activity from Youth Malaysia‘s Twitter. @youthmalaysia, be sure to check it out.

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The activity I got from Youth Malaysia

I was told to be at Kampung Baru LRT for the roll call at 9.30. But due to a slight delay, I was late. I brought a few packs of cat food and a container of cat crackers in my backpack. My mom, being a mom, advised me to be careful here in Kampung Baru. She said it is a very racist Malay place. This made me even more curious to explore Kampung Baru. After transiting to the LRT station and arriving at Kampung Baru; upon arrival, I was only to notice that it was very empty. In my mind, it kept telling me that the event was over. But then I remembered my mom’s advice which was ” You don’t need a specific volunteering to feed stray animals, you can do it anywhere” Which was true. So I went on solo while walking around Kampung Baru to see what is so racist about this place. I contacted the organiser to see if the event was still on and he said yes, so I told him I will go on solo.

 

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View of LRT Kampung Baru

This was the view immediately after I stepped out of the station. Quiet but the walls were decorated with art. So, my journey went on. It was hot that day, and I was already sweating. Hahaha. Around here, it seems not much of a Malay place anymore I guess. Yeah sure the population of Malay is there, but most of what I see is foreign workers. Here there, everywhere! I went on to a store and nothing awkward about the area. I also spotted a couple of Chinese people. So, I wondered, what is so RACIST about this place. I guess it just scar from how they were treated before or because of history. The wounds might heal, but it will be a scar for long.

img_3353Some cats that I fed. The white one was normal, but the brown one looks very thin and hungry. So, people, do this more often yeah? Even around your house. It can help save some animal’s life.

Then I continued on to LRT Masjid Jamek and see what I can venture around there. I received this I few days back. Originally I wanted to follow up but there were certain circumstances. There was an ijtimak in Masjid Jamek, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur. How silly was I to mistaken it for the one near Masjid Jamek. I went in, around 12 that time; and It was empty.I saw a couple of foreigners wanting to enter the mosque but a man at the gate stopped them. I felt a strike in my heart because we are allowed to let non-Muslims into mosques, and there is absolutely no problem with that! How else are they going to see Islam in action? So I asked the guy at the gate head on for not allowing them in, and it was actually because the mosque is under heavy renovation, so to avoid any injuries the tourists are not allowed.

I asked my friends on Whatsapp if they know anything about it the ijtimak. Hahaha. It was actually near Bukit Jalil LRT. FYI, ijtimak is a gathering of Muslims into one place to pray together and develop closer bonds.Since it wasn’t time for Zuhr yet, so I went on to Petaling Street and see what I can find there.

Even though it was a Sunday, but there is still a mass of people, loud and noisy; macam pasar malam. I walked around and captured some scenes. I then walked all the way to Masjid India;(No it is not a mosque for Indians only) Upon being there I could only find peace looking around.

 

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The beauty of a mosque

After prayers, I bought my favourite oil essence which is like a perfume and headed back home. Though it was short, I wanted to document future volunteering trips and activities into this blog. I like to travel, why not share it. KL is wonderful, I am enticed to see where else to explore next time.

-V&T

 

 

 

Language

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Language ;the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way. It is also the system of communication used by a particular community or country.

Language is the means, the medium and the bridge for us to connect with others. It is also the road to a successful understanding amongst others. English being the world’s universal language and the global lingua franca sparks an importance for us to learn it. I agree with the fact that our national language is Bahasa Melayu but, we have to keep in mind, globally everything is in English. Yes, our nation have a reliance on Bahasa Melayu for unity but, English is important for us to go global.

The idea here is to implore and emphasise on learning languages. How else are we going to push our da’wah towards? Effective communication is important for others to know Islam. for others to understand the Muslim mind and also for others to realise Islam’s true goal; for peace. Being a person, who can speak up to 5 languages but only being fluent in 2 makes me feel ashamed. I can’t make much da’wah to the Chinese community just yet. I have to polish it more and more.

..An idea is pointless if only you can understand it..

That is why, whatever we have now, whichever language, we must use the best out of it for the sake of da’wah. What is the use if we know a specific language but only to curse or to say bad things? It is pointless both in Dunia and in akhirah.

Language is one of the things Allah gave us the gift with, we have our mouths to speak and to talk to each other. So, that misunderstanding or dispute may not occur. Seeing the world now makes me wonder,are we taking it for granted?

Think. Have you given your best?

Learn more. Be more.
The true goal is Jannah.

-Mr.Ambitious, Vynson Kuan

 

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