Monday, July 26, 2010

a 20 sen loss

we have a great forward and backline combination, fine to win the t0urnament, but He knows the best...
I can just smile in front of the fate...=)

Just back from rugby inter kpm-km tournament at Sri Iskandar, Perak. Our team, Mara College Seremban got the 3rd position, and there a special story behind that place.

At first, I thought I am not going to play in this tournament, because my parents had asked me to come home for my sister and my birthday (23rd and 25th July). So I dont want to argue with them to make them allow me to play. But last Wednesday, my friends had been asking me to join the team as they were short of players. So I took my courage and asked the permission from my parents (my mother specifically), and after a long argument, I got my permission. wahahhaha

Well this game is one of my last tournament I played, if God willing I get my chance to further my studies overseas. I am not thinking to play rugby at other's country. So its mean this tournament is quite a 'special' one, for me.

We had friendly matches on Thursday, and we lost both. Then we went to Sri Iskandar on Friday, with a thought in myself referring to last matches before, "We are not going to win anything, I am just going to play for fun".

BUT it turned out, our team got the best combination a rugby team could have. We have a forward team consists of 3 big guys strong enough to make a hard 'hit' frontal aggression, and quick backlines that can throw the ball as fast as they could to the last man (winger) to make a critical flank attack.

During the first round, our team team win trice, draw and lose once. We draw with the defending champion, KMB and lose 'intentionally" to prevent any serious injuries to IKM Lumut because during that game, our position in the grouping was safe enough to go to next death-match round.

And there the fate had written. We draw 0-0 with KPM Beranang in semi-final, and the penalties kick end with draw to. So we toss a coin to decide......and we lose. --
So thats how we end up 3rd place

Funny, at first I dont really mind, and I just smile after the coin had been tossed. But somehow I felt really sad during the closing ceremony, when both KPM Beranang and KMB went up to stage to pick their medals, and I was looking at them from below. KPMB lose 3 tries (if I am not mistaken) to KMB in the final match. There was a mixed feeling of envy, regret and sad.

What make a little bit emotional at that time because its going to be the last rugby tournament for me. I really love and enjoys playing rugby, and those enjoyment is going to end, and it end up like this. I guess the medal and place does not really matter, but what important most is I had done my best in this my last tournament. A coin-tossed loss, my friends said, "Kita kalah ngan harga 20 sen je".

So thats the end of my rugby history, I guess. I am not a 'skilled rugby player' who people will miss when I stop playing, but I am going to miss all the fun, pain, excitement and the great feeling playing the game. After all, its just an attraction of 'dunia' right? There is nothing to loss, and I not planning to chase the game again if it require an 'unreasonable' effort after my study life.

p/s: this is really the best team I had played with, the players and the manager (botak), thought he a little bit 'useless', but he was the one who make the team 'live' (?)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

who want to know?

I read through the 7.5 cm thick Sahih Muslim book consist of compilation of sahih Muslim from book 1 to book 4. So I found this interesting hadith stating that

"A muslim is forbided from asking (meminta-minta?) from others"

Here the hadith; (I was too lazy to write it so I google search, then copy and paste =D)

"Wahai Qobishoh, sesungguhnya meminta itu tidak dibolehkan kecuali dalam salah satu dari tiga hal, yaitu :

1. Seseorang (yang mendamaikan pertikaian antara manusia lalu) dia menanggung beban biayanya maka boleh baginya meminta hingga dia mendapatkannya kemudian dia berhenti dari meminta.

2. Seseorang yang tertimpa bencana hingga musnah hartanya maka boleh baginya untuk meminta hingga dia mendapatkan hal yang bisa menopang hidupnya.

3. Seseorang yang tertimpa kemiskinan yang sangat hingga 3 orang yang dipercayai (disaksikan atau diketahui bahawa die memang miskin) dari kaumnya berkata: telah menimpa orang itu kemiskinan yang sangat maka boleh bagi orang ini untuk meminta sampai dia mendapatkan hal yang bisa menopang hidupnya.

Selain ketiga hal ini -wahai Qobishoh- meminta-minta itu termasuk memakan harta yang haram" (HR Muslim)

And this;

Dari Mu’awiyah r.a katanya Rasulullah SAW bersabda: ”Janganlah kamu meminta-minta. Demi Allah! Tidak seorang jua pun yang meminta kepadaku, yang tidak kupenuhi permintaannya. Tetapi seorang yang kuberi dengan hati enggan, maka pemberianku itu tidak berkat baginya.”


Tell enough.
The interesting part is, in Quran there is this line;

"Dan terhadap orang meminta-minta, janganlah kamu mengherdiknya" (93; 10)

Isnt Islam is beautiful? We are be forbided to ask from others, but at the same time we are forbided too from cursing (herdik? -.-) / hating those who ask.

Errr, do you understand what I mean?


Saturday, July 17, 2010


lol oke, its already 3 weeks, lots of thing had happened. I was busy throughout the days. For the first 2weeks, I was packed with leadership camp and orientation for the juniors things. Especially the orientation thing, I remembered that the only time I got to go back to my room was to change cloth and to sleep.

Then this week I was busy with few things. Just moved to a new room at another level of the same block for a few reasons. And there are lots of homeworks even its just a first week. Well seems this year is going to be tougher, already felt the heat. Anyway thank God still got a connection in this new room =D.

Got to go, this is just a quick update, I want to write something soon, insyAllah.