Thursday, February 07, 2008

Bad at Greetings

I'm bad at greetings, I really am. Take this Chinese New Year for instance, it is only now much after the Big Dinner is way over, that it occurred to me to wish my Chinese friends. And still, I really do not know how to! Hmm...until I found this nice email. Undoubtedly, it has nothing to do with the celebration, but, it is from one friend to another.

So, let me wish all my Chinese friends a Very Happy Chinese New Year! May it bring prosperity and justice to all of us!

Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.
(Most importantly the last sentence)
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.
The days passed and the young boy was finally
able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out.
It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. "A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one�.
�Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.
They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us."
Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you. If it comes back to you, then you'll know you have a circle of friends.
Now send this to every friend you have!! And to
Your family
Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole.

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tokasid said...

Salam Shah:

Nice e-mail you got here.

Yes,many people will still be hurt despite thousands of apologies.Its not easy for many to forgive and forget.The forgiving part might be easy but the forgeting is not.

You might be Mudah Lupa about many things in your life.You might forget that the govt had not fulfilled their promises in Pengkalan Pasir or Machap or Ijok.
You might forget that TNB had 'blacked-out 'your home and office 4 time in January 2008 alone.You might forget what Lingham said or what Eusoff Chin said.

But its difficult to forget when you are stabbed.Ask DSAI. He might have forgiven the now forgetful lonely old man but do you think he'll ever forget the fitnah against him?Can he forget the 50 Dalil book? Can he forget the so called conspirators? Don't think so.

But it would be nice if I can forgive and forget about what ppl did to me.One thing for sure...I have forgotten what bad things I did to others( directly and indirectly)

tokasid said...


I just got this link about a talk on sejarah Palestine.The lecture was done in London and its in BM. A very educating one.Maybe you can put it at your other blog.

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Kata Tak Nak said...

My comment to this will be in your inbox soon.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Doc,

True, forgiving is easier than forgetting. And at times when you are forced to remember the bad things, it stabs you like a poisoned knife.

I have been made privileged to get some information about the DSAI case but one which I am unable to disclose here. The info told was given by a very reliable source which made my blood boiled over on the deceit and treachery of those higher ups. But I believe DSAI himself has come to know of the information by now.

With regards to the link, insyAllah, off course! Thank you Doc.

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

Ok. I will have a look into it, thank you.