Sunday, July 27, 2008

About Muha

Life, can be funny at times. Just as when one tries to withdraw from the society, one meets another though in a different world altogether - the world of cyberspace, that is. And from there it leads to meeting the people in person, and friendship develops. For me personally, I find lots of good people on the net who really cares for another although some they have yet to meet in person.

When I was 'forced' into blogging, I never thought I would come to know many of the people at my links, and more. But over these short years, I have come to like and respect many of them, and even feel their pain, sorrow, anguish, and joys, as they relate it in words. One such person - as many would know by now - is Raden Galoh, who is going through another trial in her life. But she ask not for pity from her readers, only to share the moments she is going through. I consider myself lucky to have come to know her through her blog, and met her in person - she is, as many would say, a pillar of strength, and I do admire her for that. While not trying to undermine or belittle Raden, I would like to draw my friends attention to another friend who is also experiencing a trial.

Muha, is a handsome figure of a young man who has been going treatment - and surgery - for brain cancer. I was introduced to him by Marini (Waterlilly) in one of her entries sometime back. Though we now have many mutual friends, there are still many who does not know about him, as Muha can be, a rather shy person - an attempt to meet him a month ago just did not happen.
But like Raden, he does not seek pity, rather the friendship of another. Below, are 2 pictures of Muha, each taken at 2 different times of his life, taken from one of his entries here.

Muha: before.

Muha: Just after a treatment session.

To my friends who may not know Muha, kindly do visit him, even if it is at his blog only.

NOTE: It seem I forgot to mention somethings relevant to Muha: He is now without sight yet still able to use the PC with the help of JOSS, a software which translate text into words. However, he still uses a normal keyboard, perhaps, having memorised the keys already.

Also, Muha travels around in a wheelchair, as his legs are unable to function, either due to the surgery or heavy medication.

Most importantly, he would prefer everyone to treat him just as a friend would.


Kerp (Ph.D) said...

salam Muha,

even a bit, i believe everyone has that survival instinct on each of them. you're no different brother. just a little will-power from you and it will trigger to a bigger and better things. i may not know you personally, not even a slight but such tough test from Allah will spiritually make you want to bounce back, and becomes even a stringer person than you've always been.

thanks for introducing him to us, shah. will hop over to his blog.

cakapaje said...

Salam kerpie,

My pleasure. Just another thing I forgot to inform which I'll put as an update - Muha is now without sight.

Ydiana said...

Salam Shah

Allahuakbar. Syukur Alhamdulillah dengan apa yang kita ada...

Rasa sangat insaf mengenangkan insan seperti ini. Dugaan masing2.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

oh, sohow does he read his blog agaknya ya> lets pay him a visit, shah.

alinaabdullah said...


so sad.
tiba-tiba teringat pada Mrs D and Allahyarham Mr D.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam ydiana,

Segala yang berlaku dan terjadi ada hikmahnya. Namun, manusia sebagai hambaNya yang lemah, selalunya tidak nampak...seperti diri saya ini.

cakapaje said...


He uses a software which reads out text to words. In an exhibition in PWTC some years back, I came across the software, but it still does have limitations.

cakapaje said...

Salam Alina,

Aah, Mrs D and Allahyarham...dah lama tak gi site itu kerana terlalu menghayatkan. But thank you for reminding me about them.

arsaili said...

salam bro, alhamdulilah this time balik malaysia, dapat juga berjumpa muha..sebelom ni saya hanya call dr australia saja..pertama kali berckp dengan dia ..memang he sound so strong...bila jumpa dia pun begitu..sedih sungguh melihat keadaan dia...semoga ALLAH permudahkan segala buat dia...Allah sayangkan dia..sebab itu dia diuji...
InsyaAllah...kalau balik KL nanti, akan cubu lawat Raden Galoh pula...walaupun saya just the silent reader of her blog...

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam arsaili,

Alhamdulillah. Memang sedih. Tapi bila mendengar suara dan membaca cerita dia, kita menjadi kagum dengan ketabahan Muha.

Nanti bila hendak berjumpa Raden, sound kat saya ye. InsyAllah, kita pergi bersama.

Fatin said...


May ALLAH have help him...


cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Fatin,

Thank you.

Kema said...


Banyak yang kita boleh belajar dari Muha. I know him through Kak Lily too.

Such a strong person I must say :)

p/s - sir, boleh remove word verification tu tak? selalu fail la. hehe!

jaflam said...

Salam Shah,
Semoga Muha terus diberi kekuatan dan rahmat Allah walaupun dalam dugaan yang amat hebat.

Just came back from Jakarta and very thankful that generally the low earners here are much better compared to he hardcore poor there.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam kema,

Betul. Tidak Allah menjadikan sesuatu itu tanpa sebabnya. Ini terutamanya untuk manusia seperti saya yang selalu alpa. And yes, he is a very strong individual. pun leh fail word verification ke? lol! Mengusik je ye.

Actually, its there for a reason - to prevent robotic spam. But insyAllah, I will remove it as it is a request. However, should spammers begin to deluge my comment box, then I will have no choice but to put it up again.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Dato',

InsyAllah. But we each have a role to play too, no matter how small.

Regards to Jakarta's hardcore poor, yes, I do sympathise with them. I remember one time whilst in a taxi that stopped at a traffic light, I handed out 3,000 rupiah (RM1++ then?) to a beggar girl. Its a pittance, I agree, but you should have seen the girl's reaction - she was quite overjoyed and rushed back to her mother not far behind. Then both of them ran towards my taxi but the light was already green then.

Now, the thing about the condition there, it was caused mainly due to corruption and greed, which the nation of ours are heading towards if we are not there already. Must we wait for such a 'tragedy' to happen before realising our folly? I believe, we both know that answer as in many ways, we - many of us - are on the same wavelength there.

Btw, I do cry for them, as I do weep for Malaysia now.

Oh, another. The average construction labourer in Jakarta earns Rupiah5,000 a day. For lunch, he spends Rupiah2,000 - a plate of rice with gravy but no lauk as any addition would cost Rupiah1,000 each. He brings back the balance of Rupiah3,000 home for his family meal - how much of a meal can that bring? But how far different can that be here now, when a family with an income of RM1,000 has an overhead of RM1,300++, especially with the cost of goods since the last petrol price hike? Its sad.

Water Lily said...

Terima kasih kerana menulis tentang Muha. Saya ada called dia sebelum raya.

Tadi saya called dia lagi kerana mahu melawatnya. Tapi tidak berjawab.