Untuk Kita Pendosa

UNTUK KITA PENDOSAHarapan selalu ada. Ini buku tulisan Hilal Asyraf. Antara buku yang selalu saya ulang baca. Bab kegemaran saya adalah Bab 15: Berubah Menjadi Baik Adalah Hipokrit. Sedutan dari bab ini adalah hadits Rasulullah saw yang dilaporkan oleh Bukhari dan Muslim:“Setiap bayi itu lahirnya di atas fitrah. Ibu bapanya dan suasana pembelajarannya yang menjadikannya sebagai seorang Yahudi, Nasrani dan Majusi.” Fitrah = Islam. Islam … Continue reading Untuk Kita Pendosa

3 Books I Just Finished

Among the fictional books I’ve read in the past few months, these three left biggest impression on me (first is the most recent). 1. Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 This book’s setting is weird. A fantasy story set in real world. What I like the most are the author’s ability to describe feelings vividly and the elaborate description of a scene or an object. The kind of … Continue reading 3 Books I Just Finished

E-Book

Belakangan ni, sejak ada telefon pintar (ada seorang kawan gelar “telefon pandai”), aku dah pandai muat turun e-book. Penggemar buku macam aku, haruslah rasa seronok, lagi-lagi banyak e-book percuma atas talian. Ada kawan komen, “Buku percuma tu, sama ada diberi separuh kemudian kena beli, atau buku-buku lama.” Masa inilah baru aku sedar, aku suka karya klasik, sebab tulah aku seronok, dia tidak. Huhu… Wuthering Heights. … Continue reading E-Book

Magic and Ghosts

“I saw shadows of tree branches in my bedroom, reflected by the moonlight coming from the window.” “What did the ghost look like?” “Silly! That tree shadows were the ghosts. There was no tree for at least 20 yards from the house!” – Her Fearful Symmetry by Aundrey Niffinneger – We are conditioned that ghosts are terrifying, ugly and haunting. One of the reasons is, … Continue reading Magic and Ghosts

Books and I

There’s a saying from a man I’ve forgotten. He said: ‘Show me one’s private collection of shelves, I can tell you all there is to know about that person.’ Bibliomaniac vs bibliophile Bibliomaniac – someone who loves collecting or buying books. Bibliophile – someone who loves books, read them from cover to cover and digest the philosophy or gist of the book into his/er life. … Continue reading Books and I

Life Beyond Comfort Zone

There are always something that we don’t know in life – things that are beyond our circle of knowledge. To expand our knowledge, to make ourselves better, we must venture outside our circle of knowledge. A little bit further outside our circle of knowledge is the boundary of our comfort zone. The idea is to get the most out of our life, we must stretch … Continue reading Life Beyond Comfort Zone

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

I‘ve been re-reading this book this week. The first time I read, it was in 2007. This book has received many good reviews since it was published and has came out with many version then. The obvious factor that has made this book a great success, in my opinion, is the fact that the author goes straight into practical explanation instead of going deep into … Continue reading Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus