Tinta Si Isteri Mekanik: July 2014

16 July 2014

Pengajaran Peugeot Putih 208

Teks : Saudah Salleh

Kecoh hari ini dengan kisah Peugeot Putih. Benar-benar kecoh hingga menjadi perbualan sepanjang dua hari ini.

Sumber gambar : Google. Terima kasih.

Benar, RESPON beliau tidak bagus. Melampaui batas. Tiada hormat kepada 'uncle' yang sebaya dengan ayahandanya mungkin. Lantas, tidak kurang yang memarahi beliau, hingga buat FanPage dan memberikan komen dan lawak yang menggelikan hati.

Benarlah kata-kata ini. 


Jika ingin tahu akhlak sebenar seseorang, lihatlah dia sewaktu dia sangat marah; 

Jika ingin melihat kehebatan akhlaknya lihatlah dia sewaktu berurusan dengan orang yang mencerca & membencinya

Jika ingin lihat keadilan mindanya dan kebaikan pola pemikirannya, lihatlah cara dia berbincang dengan pandangan berbeza dengannya.



Kita harus bersyukur kerana atas rahmat Allah, aib kita tidak dibuka walau sedikit. Kelakuan yang memalukan hanya kita dan Allah sahaja yang tahu. 

Fikirlah, Allah hantar Adik CDM25 ini untuk memberikan peringatan kepada kita. Mentarbiah kita secara berhikmah. Mengajar kita melalui kesalahan orang lain.

Mari kita lihat pengajaran yang saya dapat dari situasi ini.

1. Allah sayang kita lalu aib kita ditutup. Dan adik CDM25 terpilih untuk sedikit dugaan. Muhasabahlah diri. Jangan terlalu menghukum.

2. Allah ajar kita agar sentiasa mengawal diri, berfikir sebelum berbuat sesuatu.

3. Nafsu memang teruk. Bayangkan ia berlaku dalam bulan Ramadhan, yang mana semua syaitan telah diikat. Kalau nafsu + syaitan, tak tahu apa akan jadi. Kita ini luar biasa, ada akal dan fikiran, maka bertindaklah dengan bijak.

4. Maafkan dia. Berdoa agar kita tidak diuji sedemikian. Bayangkan hati seorang ibu dan ayah membaca dan melihat anak mereka dicaci dimaki. Benar, perbuatan beliau juga tetap SALAH. Namun diapalah kita untuk menghukum sedangkan kita sendiri tak tahu nasib kita.

Semoga kisah Peugeot Putih CDM25 ini mengajar kita bagaimana untuk respons kepada persekitaran. Bak kata Prof. Dr. Muhaya, 

Dunia dalaman mencerminkan Dunia Luaran kita.




11 July 2014

Luahan hati seorang yang berhati mulia

Saya terbaca dari sini.


I am not a veteran volunteer, but I have had a fair share of experience volunteering at various soup kitchens across Kuala Lumpur since I was 16. This is my humble opinion and is not linked to any organisations that I have volunteered with.


From cutting onions to packing food to distributing food in the soup kitchen, we have never been paid. Most soup kitchens receive monetary donation or food donation from various sponsors, be it an individual, company or food operator. Each soup kitchen has their location of distribution (sometimes 3/4 a night) and it is almost at the same spot every time they are on duty. Faces change among volunteers, some regular, some not. Same goes to those who come for food, some are regulars, some are not.


You see, not all of the people who come for soup kitchens are homeless. Some of them are, but a big number of them are people suffering from poverty. Extremely small income earners who cannot afford to feed their family, single mothers who have worked double shift on minimum wage and is unable to provide food for their children, and also old people who are not being cared after. People who have so little to live on, but with many many mouths to feed. Those are the people who line up day after day.


Do we feed the homeless, the drug users and sex workers? Yes we do. The raunchy looking guy with bloodshot red eyes? Yes we do. The man who smells like booze hardly able to stand straight while queueing? Yes we do. The man who pushes a stolen trolly from Giant with all his things inside? Yes we do. 


But we do not discriminate, we feed because they are hungry and because getting food is a problem for them.


Now, Dato Seri Tengku Adnan said in his statement, "We give them jobs but they don’t want as it is easy to get food as these street kitchens are feeding them". 


Putrajaya created a plan to give jobs to the jobless, and not specifically jobs for the homeless. Half of the homeless people do not even have proper identification as they are born out of prostitution, poverty, or is mentally unstable and unfit to find an occupation. 


Now Dato', I am pretty sure you have never gone down to the streets to volunteer, so let me give you a little introduction. Soup kitchens in Malaysia are not a walk-in-for-free KFC where it is open 24 hours for you to come in anytime you like, place your order and walk away with hot delicious food. 


Most soup kitchens only operate at night because volunteers have a day job. Then there's the weather, and the queue to take food, and trust me Dato', it is not the gourmet food you are fed with your entire life. Its basic food, just to beat the hunger. 


So those who come for food, can only come once a day, walk to the area of distribution, bear with the weather and queue just to get basic food. Easy? No Dato'. Its not.


By following your logic, we should ban free food for buka puasa at Masjids, because free food breeds homelessness. We should ban Langar meals at Gudhwaras and temples giving free vegetarian lunch, because we will breed homelessness. 


We should probably ban Ministers lavish open houses during festive seasons (which are paid by us, the rakyat btw), because that too will breed homelessness. Go ahead, ban them.


Another statement I find to be a bit out of hand is that, volunteer soup kitchens cause garbage infested scenes. Again, Dato, this is not a restaurant where we open tables and serve food under the romantic streetlights of "your" city. 

Most of the food are packed and given to them where they would go to other places and eat. Either at home, or if they are homeless, wherever they seek shelter. Most don't eat at the location because there is no space due to the queue and also due to the other services a soup kitchen provide, like a mobile clinic or a free haircutting service. 


In every soup kitchen, there will be volunteers who will be in charge of the location and queue to ensure that people don't mess the area up or create a scene. Guess what, some of them even clean after the place too, even when the litter was there before the soup kitchen came.


Its funny how you say soup kitchens cause the garbage. Let me ask you, Dato, have you ever been to a pasar malam or pasar ramadhan? Where people dump garbage as they walk, after they buy food and after they sell their goods? Have you ever walked on a street the morning after a pasar malam? Its infested with garbage, plastic wrappers. Oh go shut them down too, why not.


Do you know why the rakyat is so unhappy with this ban? 


Well first of all, it is not your city, it is ours. We paid you to run it. 


Secondly, is because this shows what your priority is, which is image over welfare. Orang melayu kata, biar papa asalkan bergaya, mungkin itulah pegangan hidup Dato. 


And thirdly, is because we know how it is like to fall. Sometimes, life pulls the carpet under you and you crash with everything around you, and you need help to get up. There is no shame in asking for help, but there is great shame when you are so arrogant, you stop others from seeking help. 


You may be blessed today, you drive your fancy car, live in your big house and eat delicious food all day everyday. But like those who queues up for free food, they did not ask for that moment when their life turned upside down. 


And lastly, is because, we, the volunteers/donors, take it upon ourselves to settle a problem that should have been YOUR responsibility. But in our mission, you ban us?


I sincerely hope you learn a few lessons on humility before life teaches you the hard way. There's no shame in wanting to erase poverty and homelessness. In fact I think its noble. 


But there is shame in condemning others, just because life is a little harsh on them.


I hope you reconsider. But nonetheless, I know the NGOs will not let your ruling stop them, because they are the heroes. They have always been the heroes.


Thank you.


03 July 2014

Kita mesti "Try and Adjust"

Teks : Saudah Salleh

Semalam saya tukar air minuman semasa berbuka, dari Teh O kepada Air Halia. Saya menggunakan Serbuk Halia Madu yang saya beli dari kedai rakan usahawan saya di Ampang Waterfront iaitu Iyamani Mart. Sedap rasanya, sesuai bagi yang kurang gemar rasa halia. Suami saya juga begitu, jadi saya bancuhkan 1/2 sudu serbuk halia madu dengan 1 gelas air suam. 

Tapi saya suka rasa halia madu yang kuat, yang cukup rasanya. Jadi saya bancuh 2 sudu besar serbuk halia madu dengan 1 gelas air suam. Itupun saya rasa cair sedikit, hari ini akan saya 'adjust' kepada 3 sudu besar.

Apabila kita tidak pernah melakukan sesuatu perkara, kita mesti cuba buat dahulu. Kemudian kita sesuaikan mengikut citarasa kita. 

Dalam kehidupan juga begitu. Mesti Try Then Adjust. Bulan Ramadhan ini, pasti banyak perubahan yang kita kena lakukan.

Buat dahulu, kemudian perhatikan apa yang perlu diubah.

Hari Isnin, saya masuk dapur jam 5.00 pagi. Tapi macam kelam kabut sedikit sebab cukup-cukup masa untuk makan, minum, dan berdoa.

Jadi hari Selasa, saya ubah sedikit jadual saya. Jam 4.45pagi dah masuk dapur. Panaskan nasi dan lauk, sambil buat air panas, suami Milo, saya kopi. Sediakan juga air masak dalam botol Tupperware yang mesti dihabiskan sebelum waktu imsak.

Jam 5.00 pagi dah mula bersahur dengan nasi. 5.15 pagi dah selesai makan, jadi boleh minum dan makan kurma dengan santai. Jadi tidaklah terburu-buru bersahur, dan yang penting air masak 2 liter dapat dihabiskan.

Jangan takut untuk mencuba. Dan jangan tunggu untuk buat perubahan.

Satu mutiara kata dari Anthony Robbins yang terkenal dengan rancangan BREAKTHROUGH.


 “The truth of the matter is that there’s nothing you can’t accomplish if: 

(1) You clearly decide what it is that you are absolutely committed to achieving, 

(2) You’re willing to take massive action

(3) You notice what’s working or not, and 

(4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.”

02 July 2014

3 Hari DI Bulan Ramadhan Telah Berakhir!

Teks : Saudah Salleh

Hari ini hari kedua perut saya berangin. Bila berangin, terasa loya dan kering tekak. Letak Losyen Pati Halia sebelum ke pejabat, di pejabat letak Minyak Yu Yi. Keluar juga angin tapi masih rasa kembung.

Saya perlu tukar corak pemakanan. Berdasarkan artikel ini, berbuka dengan air kosong. Solat. Baru makan nasi. Tapi sebab kami berbuka tanpa nasi, maka terus saja makan kuih dan kebab. Ingatkan okay saja. Rasa saya kena tukar air Teh O kepada Milo untuk kurangkan angin di perut. Rasa tak selesa sangat dah ni.

Hari pertama Ramadhan memang seronok. Lepas sahur terus saya gosok pakaian seminggu. Jarang sangat buat macam ni. Biasa memang setiap hari menggosok. Saya berdoa agar apa jua perubahan baik yang berlaku dapat diteruskan ke bulan-bulan seterusnya iaitu istiqamah.

Kami berbuka di kampung hihi Petaling Jaya sahaja. Seronok sebab ramai. Berbuka dengan macaroni bakar, mini burger Ahmad dan bubur lambuk. Saya cuma masak lauk sahur iaitu Ikan Dory Masam Manis.

Hari kedua, kami berbuka di TESCO SME KECOH di Tesco Ara Damansara. Kisahnya ada kawan kami yang Allah duga dengan pintu terkunci dan kuncinya tertinggal dalam kereta! Dua jam suami cuba buka tapi tak dapat. Hampir waktu berbuka baru mekaniknya beritahu, samada gunakan kunci pendua atau pecahkan cermin. Tak nak lah dia. Maka tunggulah suami beliau hantarkan kunci. 

Berbuka ringkas sahaja. Sloppy Joes, Lasagna, Chicken pie, Portuguese Tart.







Sungguh MAKAN FREE. Jemput datang ke Tesco Ara Damansara ya.Buka jam 10.00 pagi hingga 10.00 malam.

Ramadhan ketiga baru berbuka di rumah sendiri. Ringkas sahaja, Mee Rojak untuk suami, Kebab Pita untuk saya. Kuih Popia Goreng dan Sosej Gulung. Air Teh O dan kurma.

Alhamdulillah, makan kurang tapi air yang banyak. Kena ubah sikitlah hari ini. Milo dan Air Kosong sahaja supaya 2 Liter air masih dapat dicapai.

Semoga bermanfaat.

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