Wednesday, December 30, 2009

10 TIPS FOR A BETTER YEAR

10 TIPS FOR A BETTER YEAR

Ø Set realistic goals

Write down your goals and be committed to achieving them.

Ø Focus on your health

Resolve to kick unhealthy habits like smoking.

Ø Invest in your development

Read books, attend workshop, find a new network. Keep your brain

Active.

Ø Know your priorities

Family, self development, profitability, building your profile,

health, gaining new clients or more relaxation time.

Ø Eliminate time robbers

Focus on controlling your time and get rid of the things in your

life that are not a high priority.

Ø Surround yourself with VIPs

Find very inspiring people (VIP) whom you can learn from. You will

feel more positive when you are surrounded by VIPs.

Ø Make time for those you care for

Balancing work and home life.

Ø Plan your next holiday

Allocate a specific time in your calendar for your next holiday so

you have something to look forward to.

Ø Create an “attitude” to-do list

Instead of making “to do” lists for work, consider creating an

“attitude” to – do list you can use every day such as get some

exercise.

Ø Choose to be amazing

Make a commitment to yourself each morning that you will have an

amazing day.

Remember….life is not a dress rehearsal – you only get one performance, so give it your BEST!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010

Friday, December 25, 2009

New Baby In The Family

Wow, just opened my blog and I didn't realized that the last entry was way back in November 2009. That would be like ages in this internet age.

Anyways have been really occupied with the arrival of our new baby boy ~ Amirul Danish. Got to admit that when we were expecting a new baby I was quite nervous as it has been quite sometime since we last had a baby in the house. That was 7 years ago with Aiman.

It's a whole new expereince as now we will welcome the baby with 2 other children who are already 8 & 7 years old. Everybody is excited!

Alhamdulillah the operation was a success both my wife and Danish are in great health. Elin is recovering well. Hope fully from now on I can keep the blog updated.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Scholarship Links Compilation

Hi, as the school term comes to an end, there may be children of yours or relatives, friends, associates and clients who may be looking for scholarships. I have received a list of links which hopefully will be helpful for you to get information or to submit an application.

Do pass this around to your friends if you feel it is helpful.


Yayasan Proton Scholarship
http://www.malaysia -scholarship. com/yproton. html

PTPTN Education Loan
http://epinjaman.ptptn.gov.my/infotech/


The Star Education Fund
http://thestar. com.my/edufund

Astro Scholarship Award
http://www.malaysia-scholarship.com/astro.html


PETRONAS Education Scholarship Programs
http://esu-spmtrial .petronas. com.my/

2007 MNRB Scholarship Fund
http://www.mnrb. com.my/

OCBC Bank Scholarship
http://www.ocbc. com.my/global/ aboutOCBC/ Gco_Abt_Communit y.shtm

Bank Negara Scholarship
http://www.bnm. gov.my/

ABM 50th Merdeka Scholarship
http://www.abm. org.my/

Curtin Sarawak Scholarship
http://www.curtin. edu.my/

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus High Achievers Scholarships
http://www.nottingham.edu.my/Students/Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx


HELP University College
http://www.help.edu.my/admissions/financial_aid_and_scholarships/help_scholarship_award


Curtin University of Technology Scholarship
http://www.malaysia-scholarship.com/curtin.html

Kolej Disted-Stamford Degree Scholarships
http://www.disted. edu.my/

Leeds University Scholarships
http://scholarships .leeds.ac. uk/

Loughborough University Human Science Scholarships
http://www.lboro. ac.uk/

MAAC Scholarship - La Trobe University 2006
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/

NUS / Asean Undergraduate Scholarship
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/gdfa/gd-nusgsa.html

University of Sheffield Scholarship
http://www.shef. ac.uk/malaysia/ entry.html

UTAR Scholarships
http://www.utar. edu.my/

Nanyang Technological University Scholarship
http://www.ntu. edu.sg/oad/ scholarships/ nanyang.htm

Tasmanian International Scholarships
http://www.internat ional.utas. edu.au/documents /internationalAp plication. pdf

University of Malaya Fellowship Scheme
http://ips.um. edu.my/

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Scholarship
http://www.unimas. my/

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST Discovery Scholarship)
http://apply. embark.com/ kaust/discovery/

Universiti Malaysia Sabah Scholarship
http://www.ums. edu.my/pasca


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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Beckham has Asthma! ~ Agent: Asthmatic Beckham can inspire sufferers

I just read this from soccernet. I'm a huge Man United fan and as far as I know the only player with asthma problem was Paul Scholes.

Now it seems that Becks was asthmatic as well. I guess you can still succeed even if you have asthma. I know it because I too have asthma.

Here's the article that I got off from soccernet. Enjoy!

David Beckham has secretly suffered from a mild form of asthma since childhood, but could now be seen an inspiration to fellow sufferers of the breathing condition, according to the player's agent.

David Beckham

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David Beckham and LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena ponder defeat

The 34-year-old Beckham was photographed on Sunday using an inhaler during L.A. Galaxy's 5-4 defeat on penalties by Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer's championship game in Seattle.

"David has suffered with this since he was a young boy, but it has obviously had no effect on his performance," Beckham's agent Simon Oliveira was quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.

"He has never sought to make it public but if it does inspire any sufferer to think they can achieve great things like many other sportsmen have done then so much the better."

Beckham played all 120 minutes of the MLS Cup after injuries to team-mates used up Galaxy's substitutes. He was coughing badly after the game having struggled with a cold in the lead up the match, while he also limped through much of the match after pain-killing injections on a bruised ankle wore off in the first half.

Beckham scored his penalty but Galaxy captain Landon Donovan was among those to miss and Salt Lake won the shootout after a 1-1 draw following extra time to claim a surprise triumph.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United midfielder will rejoin AC Milan on loan in January as he bids to make England's World Cup squad for next year's finals in South Africa.

If you want to get more info on asthma just go to http://AsthmaVideo.BestHowTo.net now.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

3 Tips On Preparing An Excellent Resume

The last couple of weeks I was asked to prepare a resume or more accurately curriculum vitae (CV) for my mum. It was a tedious task. I did not expect it to be difficult but as I set about to complete the task I found it to be quite daunting.

It has been quite a while since I actually did a resume much less a CV. The first thing I did was get online to find out some samples so that I could get a clearer picture. A simple google search gave me millions of results on resume and CV. As I set forth on my research I finally understood the difference between a resume and a CV.J

Apparently in the US, a resume is a comprehensive 2 page write up on your background and competencies as well as experiences. It is basically a summary of who you are and what you can offer. A CV on the other hand is a write of what you have done in greater detail which could be more than 2 pages. You could put in all your education, seminars, conferences, your hobbies and interest. Basically whatever information that you want to share with people that you are trying to sell yourself.

After almost 2 weeks I finally managed to finish up my mum’s CV with the help of my wife of course. It was a great as I saw what my mum has done and contributed throughout her life and career. It made me feel really proud and it inspired me to do the same for myself. I made a decision to start doing a CV for myself that I could constantly update. I feel that it is important for us to keep a record of what we have done with our lives and a formal CV is a perfect way to record it.

From my experience I realized that in order to prepare an excellent resume or a CV there are 3 things that can help you out in your task.

Firstly, make sure that you have all the facts right. You need to be sure of the dates, the names of the organization or institutions. The qualification that you have earned such as the degree, masters or diploma qualification. It is also important to keep records of all the courses, seminars and conferences that you have attended.

Secondly, identify the correct format and the flow of your data for your resume or CV. Make sure that the data are not repeated. The flow of the facts should be based on importance. Make the sentences short, clear and concise. Only elaborate on items that you feel would require clarification. Put yourself in the position of someone reading your CV for the first time. Would they be able to understand you?

Thirdly, use the right font and put a formal picture of yourself. This is important for the ease of people reading your resume or CV. A nice picture will help them to connect and relate to you better.

Anyways, I have setup a website where you can get all the resources that you need to do your own excellent resume at http://ExcellentResume.BestHowTo.net

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The last week of October 2009

Wow, how time flies. Today is already the 1st of November & we only have 2 months left to make 2009 a great year.

I'm going to commit to update my blog once a week every Sunday from now. What I will do is post my activities throught the week. My blog will serve as my log. :)

Let's get going.

26.10.2009, Mon - Exams for my kiddos. Pray that they do well! Both of them have a goal to be number 1 & get all the best student award for every subject. Achieve it & we'll get them a laptop each! My bro Mahfuz celebrates his birthday today.

Also went to Klang to present our Solar Light Cap. It's really cool! You need to have a look at the pictures at http://SolarLightCap.blogspot.com .

27.10.2009, Tues - Nothing much today. Just another day with the routine.

28.10.2009, Wed - Highlight of the day was going to parliament. InsyaAllah will need to be there one a week from now on.

29.10.2009, Thurs - Just got word that paypal can dinally accept RM! Yes! It's a great day for internet marketing!

30.10.2009, Fri - Had dinner over at my parents house. Got a fantastic deal for 'Kari Kepala Ikan'. Huge fish head 3kg at only RM40 in KL! Alhamdulillah rezeki. :) I still remember the 3kg Toman that my wife caught. She is an amazing woman. Love you honey!

31.10.2009, Sat - Yes! Weekend is here. Took out the baby cot. Need to fix it up. We are expecting a new family member soon in December. All excited! It's been awhile since we have a baby in the house. We went to see MJ's This Is It. Awesome!

1.11.2009, Sun - Just updated temenggor.com, uploaded some fantastic pictures for TTDI.

So that's about it for this week. Signing off now!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Michael Jackson's This Is It!


Today we went to see Michael Jackson's This Is It.



Now I understand why he was the King of Pop! The hard work, the commitment and the dedication to perfection is for all to see. He personally sees all the details that waqs required for his concert.

Man, the world has been deprived of one heck of a concert! It would have been something different and out of the world experience for everybody. He really sets the standards for on stage performance. The ideas, the creativity is just a joy to watch. You could see how passionate he was about music, about the planet and his message of LOVE.

I personally feel that after watching 'This Is It', MJ is definately the ultimate passionpreneur. He is a classic example of someone using his passion to provide wonderful music and making fantastic income. In fact just from royalties, MJ was earning about USD84 million a year! It really pays to do what you LOVE.

From MJ's lead I can say that in order to become a successful passionpreneur you need to have the following 3 criteria;

1. A passion for something. In MJ's case, it was music and entertaining people. In his own words he said that the performance was for his fans. In fact he was so passionate, even during rehearsals he would sing his heart out even though he knew he had to conserve his energy. In short whatever you are passionate about, put your heart into what you love to do!

2. You must be committed. MJ was at every practice session. Every shoot. Every dance session. He was there. He did not rely on anybody else. I guess that is why he has managed to always make his concerts different & special.

3. Give close attention to detail. Observe the small, small things as they add up. MJ is very detail. He can detect the tone. He know when the lights should come up. When the music should stop, when to take it to the next level. Everything is important to him. We need to have that same attention to detail.

MJ you will truly be missed. You are truly a leader and you have left behind a great legacy.

If you want to turn your passion into income than you can go to www.Passion2Income.com and discover just 14 simple steps that you can do so.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Excellent Resume

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6 must-have millionaire habits

Great article from yahoo.com today...

6 must-have millionaire habits

Acquiring wealth isn't a priority for everyone, but it's safe to say that most of us want to live comfortably. Whether you're striving to gain a financial peace of mind or shooting to be a cash money queen, these six basic habits of millionaires will help you land on your feet.
  • Learn From Your Mistakes - Don't dwell on the mistake, focus on the lesson. Many of the wealthiest Americans on this year's Forbes 400 list endured some tough obstacles in their careers, but they learned from those experiences to keep them on the right track later on.
  • Look For Value - People who have money to spend don't skip the process of comparing prices and seeking out deals just because they can technically afford to pay for the most expensive item. They look for value.
  • Find Your Niche - Think you'll hit the jackpot by doing something everyone else can do? Not likely. Most people who earn big bucks have found a niche that increases their demand and therefore, their paychecks. Not sure what your niche is just yet? That's OK, for now, work on becoming indispensable at your job.
  • Be in Control of Your Money - If you're not paying attention to where your money is going, then you're not in total control of your money. People who accomplish their goals get there by understanding how their spending habits, debt, and assets play into the big financial picture. Educate yourself on money matters and be accountable for your personal finances.
  • Avoid Frivolous Fees - People don't build their nest eggs by letting pointless fees slide. Familiarize yourself with the policies of anyone with the ability to charge extra — banks, credit card companies, your cell phone provider, you name it. Those fees add up to money in your pocket.
  • Believe in Yourself - Of the wealthiest Americans on this year's Forbes 400 list, 274 of them are self-made. Luck may have played a small role here and there, but in most cases it was about taking calculated risks and standing behind ideas, even when others are critical.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

NINE THINGS THAT ZAP YOUR VITALITY AND HOW TO GET IT BACK

SEE NINE THINGS THAT ZAP YOUR VITALITY AND HOW TO GET IT BACK

It's 3 p.m.--do you know where your energy's gone? You probably expect to feel that late-afternoon drag, but you don't always have to. Turns out, some of your regular habits may be sneakily zapping your zip. Fix some or all of these energy stealers, and you just may be feeling brighter this afternoon.

Energy Zapper #1: Being Addicted to E-mail
Isn't being wired to the hilt--e-mail, voice mail, IM, BlackBerry--supposed to boost productivity, freeing up your energy? More often, the opposite is true. If you continually halt what you're doing to answer e-mail, check voice mail, and attend to a thousand other beeps and blips, your attention becomes diluted, which leaves you feeling depleted.

There are two things going on here, says John Salerno, MD, a New York City family physician and director of the Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine. "The brain needs a lot of physical and mental energy to multitask, which gets drained," he says. And continually redirecting your attention from the BlackBerry to other stimuli siphons more energy and distracts your brain further.

Energy Fix
Switch off electronic gadgets during your most productive work hours, which for most people tend to be in the morning, says Laura Stack, author of The Exhaustion Cure. As for e-mail, try to limit yourself to checking it once every hour, instead of hopping to whenever it beeps. (Hint: Turn off the beep sound.) If something pops into your mind that you need to remember--call back your mom, e-mail the soccer coach about the snack schedule--write it down and take care of it later.

Energy Zapper #2: Visual Clutter
We may be used to living in enclosed spaces with lots of stuff--a refrigerator door packed with artwork, a countertop laden with mail, a desk that's little more than a shifting pile of folders and paper--but it's not how we're meant to live, says Dr. Salerno. "Clutter signals disorder, which makes us anxious. Our brains sense thatanxiety."

Energy Fix
Do your best to clear visual clutter, so when you look around, your eyes can "rest" rather than dart from mess to mess, says Janice Ash, organization expert and owner of I Declutter!. Instead of layering papers on a bulletin board, leave a small border of space around them. Clear the front of the fridge of all but the most current kids' artwork, and make a habit of leaving the kitchen counter stuff-free before bed each night.

Energy Zapper #3: Being Bored
Ever sat around for an hour or more not tackling a chore or work because it's just so darned monotonous? Mental foot-dragging, boredom and lack of motivation are draining, says Dr. Salerno. "Put simply, we like to see results, and getting things done gives us a mental energy boost." So avoiding tasks deprives you of that high.

Energy Fix
Find a partner for encouragement--a friend, a coworker--and call or e-mail to enlist her in a time challenge. "Say, ‘I'll check back in with you in an hour, and we'll see if we've gotten these reports/ organizing chores done.'" Or promise yourself motivational rewards for completing the task at hand, suggests Dr. Salerno.

Energy Zapper #4: Poor Posture
You already know that not sitting or standing straight is bad for your body. But all that hunching over a computer screen or cradling a phone on your shoulder wreaks havoc on your energy level, too, says Pia Martin, a San Diego health and wellness chiropractor. "When you sit for long periods, you tend to slump forward, leading to rounded shoulders and a tilted lower spine. Your muscles contract, and blood flow is impaired," which limits the amount of oxygen to your brain.

Energy Fix
Sit up straight! Your legs should be at right angles to the floor, your arms at right angles to your keyboard. Be conscious of keeping your shoulders down, not up near your ears. Adjust your computer screen so your eyes gaze at the middle of it. And don't just sit there--if you have to, set a timer to go off hourly to remind you to get up, stretch and get a drink of water. When you get back to your desk, do a quick posture check: Shoulders down! (Reboot your posture with these tips.)

Energy Zapper #5: Toxic Indoor Air
Humming copy machines. Cleaning products. Dry-cleaning chemicals. Synthetic carpeting. Even the desks in your office may be contributing to the load of toxins you breathe each day, because all of them release chemicals into the air. "No one knows for sure how much harm these cause to our bodies, but they do build up over time, and can drain your energy by potentially interfering with thyroid function and overloading the body's detox system," says Frank Lipman, MD, a New York City physician and author of Spent: End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again. (Reduce your exposure to chemical toxins.)

Energy Fix
Get outside. If you're feeling tired, go out for 10 minutes to breathe fresh air. Indoors, cultivate houseplants, which are remarkably good at absorbing toxins. And don't wear shoes inside the house--you're dragging not just dirt indoors on your soles, but pesticides and other harmful chemicals too.

Energy Zapper #6: Eating Too Much at Once
Consuming a big meal is always something that will cause a dip in energy later, but that effect is most noticeable in the afternoon because the slump happens at that reach-for-coffee-or-sugar hour: 3 p.m. Here's what happens: You fill up on a carb- and calorie-rich lunch and, as nutrients are absorbed by your body, excess glucose is dumped into your bloodstream, and your body releases insulin to process all that sugar. "A better idea is to spread out what and how you eat throughout the day to keep energy levels steady," says Gloria Tsang, RD, founder of the nutrition website HealthCastle.com.

Energy Fix
Eat every four hours, instead of the usual six. To reform lunch, "try to brownbag more often than eating out," says Tsang. It's a fact that if you buy takeout or dine in a restaurant, you're likely to eat more. Four hours after lunch, have a snack. If you're going to eat dinner a couple of hours later, keep the snack small, such as half a turkey sandwich, or a yogurt and some crackers. Other ideas: Drink liquids (water, tea) all day. "Dehydration makes you tired, too," says Tsang. If you usually have coffee right after lunch, try it a little later in the afternoon and make it a latte. The caffeine's an obvious pick-me-up, but the little bit of fat and protein in the milk gives you a snack-like boost. (Increase your energy with a smarter lunch.)

Energy Zapper #7: Living in Artificial Light
Our natural body rhythms are keyed to the rising and setting of the sun, says Carol Ash, DO, medical director of Sleep for Life, a sleep-disorder clinic in Somerset, New Jersey. When you open your eyes in the morning and get your first glimpse of sunlight, your brain receives a signal that helps it set its sleep-wake clock for the day. Similarly, seeing sunlight during the day gives your brain a boost. So if you are awake before the sun, and/or don't see much sun all day, your body is experiencing something a lot like jet lag.

Energy Fix
Instead of hitting the coffee cart when you're flagging, hit the sidewalk--the combination of physical exercise and a shot of sunlight will energize you. You don't need much: "A 10- to 20-minute walk in the sunshine will give you a boost," says Dr. Ash.

Energy Zapper #8: Listening to Negative Nellies
You may be upbeat, but it can be exhausting to listen to complainers all day long, whether it's the fellow mom who calls to trash-talk the neighbors or the coworker who never has a positive word to say. It's not your imagination: A 2006 study at Chicago's Northwestern University found that people forced to listen to "high-maintenance" colleagues became frustrated and unfocused, and suffered a decline in the quality of their work.

Energy Fix
Insulate yourself as best you can. If a coworker loves to enumerate her complaints, cut her off with a firm but polite "I really have to get this finished," then smile and get to work. She'll get the message. If it's your own negative thoughts that drag you down, train yourself to banish them by listing, daily, the things you're grateful for, so you can pull out that list when the negative stuff intrudes.

Energy Zapper #9: Holding a Grudge
It takes a surprising amount of energy to remember whom you have a grudge against, and to continually update the faults, missteps and things you're mad about. "Resentment is a huge drain physically as well as mentally," says Dr. Lipman. "Anger, resentment, grudges--all of these emotions are toxic, and we hang on to them in our bodies especially in tense, tired muscles."

Energy Fix
It takes practice, but try to forgive old mistakes. An easy way to start is to simply be aware of the times negative thoughts about others creep into your mind, says Dr. Lipman. "Think of others as flawed humans, which we all are," which makes it easier to forgive-and free up energy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Our Book Passion2Income Is In The National Library!






Alhamdulillah! Today is a great day for me and my wife!

Our first book 'Passion2Income' has been recognized by the National Library and we have been officially given our International Standard Book Number or ISBN!

Our number is 978-983-44688. We are now officially writers!

I want to congratulate my wife Elin. Together we did it. And the best part is this. If you ever want to write a book. Don't think too much. Just do it. If we can do it, you can do it too!

You can get a copy of our book at www.Passion2Income.com by downloading at only USD36 or if you are in Malaysia, contact us directly and will get it to you for only RM36 (2nd option is only for people in Malaysia)!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Asthma and Me

By Amirul Mannan

I have been suffering from Asthma since I was very young. The first real attack that I could remember was when I was only 8 or 9 years old. I remember not being able to breath and feeling very uncomfortable. My parents had to take me to the local hospital to get me the gas treatment. That’s what I call it. I would be rushed to the emergency department and the nurses would tend to me and than I would be put on the gas for 20 to 25 minutes. After that I would be ok. The doctors would check to see if my lungs were clear and prescribed me with some ventolin to take home. I have been suffering from Asthma for 25 years and today I would like to share a few tips on how you can manage your asthma.

This went on until I got myself an inhaler. I would take now and then and would never leave home without it. It was my partner but still on certain occasions the inhaler was not enough and I still had to go to the hospital. This is true until today. Looking back until today, I have been suffering from asthma for 25 years and still having to battle it everyday.

I still remember when I was younger, every time whenever I had to take gas at the hospital I felt really cool. I thought that I was like a fighter pilot with the Oxygen mask and everything. Back than even when I was having an asthma attack I could still dream of being a pilot. Ahh… the joy of being a child!

Anyways since my attacks were quite frequent, my parents and grandparents set out to find possible cures for me. I can remember going everywhere all over the country and following leads on all possible solutions. I have tried a lot of stuff during my childhood days. Things such as honey and pigeon meat. There were also some other herbal and traditional medicines that were given to me.

After finishing secondary school I furthered my studies in Canada, and going there I was quite worried of suffering attacks as I would be very far from my family. To my surprise for 5 years studying there I did not suffer any attacks! Amazing! But every time I come home I will get an attack! Maybe I need to move to Canada. I spoke this with some doctor friends and they told me probably because of the air quality and the humidity over there which is better for me.

Staying in Canada was not an option so I had to return to my country. Ever since coming back I have had attacks on and off until today. Now that I am married I am quite concern that my kids might have it. Apparently I got it due to my genes. Asthma is hereditary. My parents have it. In fact my mum had it when she was younger but now only my father still suffers from mild attacks. Some of my siblings have it as well.

The one thing that I would like to share with regard to Asthma is that you need to manage it. After 25 years and still suffering from it, what I can share are the following tips.

Tip#1 – Acceptance
Accept that you have asthma and chances are you will need to live with is for the rest of your live. Do not blame others as there is no one to blame. Take it as a blessing in disguise. Plus there are a lot of people who are successful today have asthma including sports figures. One of them is a Manchester United Football Club player named Paul Scholes. He has asthma and he shares how he has to take the inhaler in between games and yet he is a world class player who has played at the highest level in his sport. The important thing is acceptance and dealing with it. Today I run my own business and I know that I can be successful even with asthma and I believe that you can do it too!

Tip#2 – Know Your Triggers
Everybody is different and unique. Hence everybody with asthma is unique. If you are suffering from asthma you need to identify what can cause you to suffer attacks. It could be anything from dust, flower pollens, change of weather, certain chemicals, carpet dust, food and etc. You need to know so that you can take the necessary steps. It took me a while but my triggers are dust, flower pollens and animal furs such cats and hamsters. If I am nearby dust and flower pollens, I will start to sneeze and it will trigger my asthma. That’s why if you come to my house I don’t have any carpets or live flowers inside the house. Thank God my wife and kids understand this. That’s why when I go to my family or friends house if they are fully carpeted I know that I might get an attack. So I will have my inhaler standing by.

Tip#3 – Live a Healthy Lifestyle
This is very important. You need to balance your life. For some people high stress and eating disorders can also trigger asthma attacks. It’s important that you can control your stress level. Given the living conditions today it is so easy to get stressed out. Everything is a concern for people now days. For myself, I have made the effort to eat healthily and of course exercise. You must make it a point to take care of yourself. Life is too short to be lived on the bed or limiting yourself to what you can or cannot do. Invest in your body and it repays you in kind.

I hope that the above sharing will help you out in your day to day life with asthma. Please feel free to contact me at amirulmannan@ymail.com .

I would also like to recommend the following ebook which is a fantastic resource on asthma. It is called All About Asthma ~ What You Need To Know. Just go to http://tinyurl.com/AsthmaVideo

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Strokes- New 4th Indicator

INFORMATION EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW


Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a
Fourth Indicator, the Tongue


I will continue to forward this every time it comes
around!

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters....S.T.R.

My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word.
I agree.

If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some LIVES
Seriously..


Please read:

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she
appeared a bit shaken up, Maria went about enjoying herself
the rest of the evening

Maria's husband called later
telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital
- (at 6:00 PM Maria passed away.) She had suffered a stroke
at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a
stroke, perhaps Maria would be with us today.. Some don't die.
They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition
instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a
stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the
effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was
getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the
patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is
tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and
Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to
identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells
disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage
when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a
stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a
stroke by asking three simple questions:

S
*Ask the
individual to SMILE.
T
*Ask the person
to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(I.e. It
is sunny out today.)
R *Ask him or her
to RAISE BOTH ARMS...

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his
tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or
the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist
says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people;
you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

I have done my part. Will you?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Special Bonus for TTDI School Holidays Booking!

Special Bonus for TTDI School Holidays Booking!

Hi everybody, Amirul here from temenggor.com.

To all our Muslim friends, Selamat Hari Raya!

Hope that everybody is doing great. Anyways, I’m writing to all of YOU because yesterday we have started receiving calls for bookings for the upcoming school holidays. The next school holidays will be from 21st November 2009 all the way to January 2010. During this period we will only offer the 3 Days 2 Nights Ultimate Package! This is the most popular package for all our customers.

Places are limited so book today. Just go to http://www.temenggor.com/registration.html

Check out all our latest stories from our satisfied customers at www.temenggor.com . We have people from all over the world coming down to TTDI.

Since we are already getting inquiries and bookings, we would like to give YOU some bonuses if YOU confirm your bookings before 31st October 2009. Here is what we will do for YOU. We’re going to give YOU 3 BONUSES!

Bonus #1 - We will create an e-album worth RM500 for your group’s trip to TTDI for FREE! Just provide the pictures to us and we will do it for YOU! FREE!!!

Bonus #2 - With your permission of course, we will feature your e-album on our website at www.Temenggor.com! Become an online celebrity! And finally…

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All the bonuses are LIMITED to confirmed bookings before 31st October 2009.

Places are limited so book today. Just go to http://www.temenggor.com/registration.html

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me at 0162626741 or email to info@temenggor.com .

Hope you all have a great week!

Cheers

Amirul
Temenggor.com

PS – Book your trip today to avoid disappointments! Bookings & confirmations are on a first come first serve basis. Again, places are limited so book today. Just go to http://www.temenggor.com/registration.html

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bank Persatuan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB)

Acapkali, apabila saya berbual dengan rakan-rakan, ramai yang meluahkan kekesalan kerana tidak lagi boleh melabur di dalam Bank Rakyat (BR). BR adalah salah sebuah bank koperasi yang terkenal di Malaysia. Ramai yang tertarik dengan dividennya yang
tinggi i.e. 15% tahun-tahun sebelum ini dan 20% untuk tahun 2007 (bandingkan dengan Tabung Haji 5% dan ASB 8%). Dividen-dividen ini adalah yang tertinggi antara bank-bank di Malaysia. Cuma, tiada pelaburan baru boleh dibuat kerana saham-saham keahlian sudah penuh. Sebarang pelaburan baru hanya boleh dibuat sekiranya ada ahli yang menjual saham-saham mereka.

Tidak ramai yang tahu kewujudan sebuah bank koperasi lagi. Bank Persatuan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB) asalnya ditubuhkan untuk membantu para petani dan nelayan di utara semenanjung. Sekarang BPMB meluaskan perkhidmatannya melalui 10 cawangannya
termasuk yang terbaru di Shah Alam. (Rujuk website www.bankpstn.com.my untuk keterangan lanjut)

Secara peribadi saya sukakan bank koperasi kerana sebagai ahli, kita memiliki bank tersebut. Pada dasarnya, bank untuk ahli.

Bank-bank ini juga menyediakan perkhidmatan-perkhidmatan khas untuk ahli-ahlinya. BPMB juga tidak terkecuali. Bayaran permulaan keahlian amat rendah. Jika tidak salah, saya menjadi ahli dengan modal RM500 sahaja.

Antara kelebihan menjadi ahli ialah:-

1) Purata pulangan dividen 12% setahun

2) Dengan baki keahlian RM500,percuma pelan Perlindungan & Simpanan Pendidikan untuk anak-anak berumur 17 tahun ke bawah, Simpanan Al-wadi’ah “Hasanah”.

3) Khidmat pembiayaan khas untuk ahli-ahli

4) Skim-skim kebajikan ahli termasuk belanja khairat kematian, pendidikan, pembedahan dan lain-lain lagi

Yang penting sekali, BR dan BPMB, kedua-duanya beroperasi dengan prinsip Islam sepenuhnya. Sebagai ahli, saya juga berbangga kerana dapat sama-sama membantu rakan-rakan ahli koperasi yang lain dan dalam masa yang sama meningkatkan ekonomi dan masyarakat setempat.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Setting the Standard as a Leader

Setting the Standard as a Leader

Some people choose a leadership role or create one when they start a company. Some are asked to supervise, while others are placed in charge with little choice in the decision. Some are just natural leaders who influence others – even though they have no official title. No matter how you find yourself in this position of power, you are a leader of people. You influence others. And with influence comes the responsibility to do what’s best for the organization and the people you lead. Others look to you to set the standard. They rightfully assume that your behavior is the example they should follow … that what you pay attention to is what they should focus on as well.

Here are a few things that you can and should do to set the proper tone (and standards) for your work group:
Avoid skepticism – keep an optimistic outlook.

Don’t pass the buck – take responsibility for ALL aspects of your job and leadership role.

Own your mistakes – admit to them, fix them, and learn from them.

Follow the rules – know your organization’s guidelines and the law … and follow them to the letter.

Be credible – honor promises, commitments, and confidentiality.

Celebrate successes – do right by those who DO RIGHT.

Listen – always make an effort to hear and understand what others have to say.
Now comes the big question to ponder: If we polled all of the members of your work group, would they say that the behaviors listed above are things they’re learning from YOU?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Some Common Mistakes in Ramadaan Lets Strive Not to Repeat the Same.

Some Common Mistakes in Ramadaan

Lets Strive Not to Repeat the Same.

By Asma bint Shameem





1 : Taking Ramadaan as a ritual



For many of us Ramadaan has lost its spirituality and has become more of a ritual than a form of Ibaadah. We fast from morning to night like a zombie just because everyone around us is fasting too. We forget that its a time to purify our hearts and our souls from all evil....we forget to make dua, forget to beseech Allaah to forgive us and ask Him to save us from the Fire. Sure we stay away from food and drink but that's about all.



Although the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said:

“Jibreel said to me, May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person to who Ramadaan comes and his sins are not forgiven, and I said, Ameen.

Then he said, May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person who lives to see his parents grow old, one or both of them, but he does not enter Paradise (by not serving them) and I said, Ameen.

Then he said, May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person in whose presence you are mentioned and he does not send blessings upon you, and I said, Ameen.’�

(Tirmidhi, Ahmad, others. Saheeh by al-Albaani)



2 : Too much stress on food and drink



For some people, the entire month of Ramadaan revolves around food. They spend the ENTIRE day planning, cooking, shopping and thinking about only food, instead of concentrating on Salaah, Quraan and other acts of worship. All they can think of is FOOD. So much so that they turn the month of fasting into the month of feasting. Come Iftaar time, their table is a sight to see, with the multitudes and varieties of food, sweets and drinks. They are missing the very purpose of fasting, and thus, increase in their greed and desires instead of learning to control them. It is also a kind of waste & extravagance.



".....and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allaah) likes not Al-Musrifoon (those who waste by extravagance) " [al-Araaf :31]



3 : Spending all day cooking



Some of the sisters (either by their own choice or forced by their husbands) are cooking ALL day and ALL night, so that by the end of the day, they are too tired to even pray Ishaa, let alone pray Taraweeh or Tahajjud or even read Quraan. This is the month of mercy and forgiveness. So turn off that stove and turn on your Imaan!



4 : Eating too much



Some people stuff themselves at Suhoor until they are ready to burst, because they think this is the way to not feel hungry during the day and some people eat at Iftaar, like there is no tomorrow, trying to make up for the food missed. However, this is completely against the Sunnah. Moderation is the key to everything.



The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The son of Adam does not fill any vessel worse than his stomach; for the son of Adam a few mouthfuls are sufficient to keep his back straight. If you must fill it, then one-third for food, one-third for drink and one-third for air." (Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah. saheeh by al-Albaani).



Too much food distracts a person from many deeds of obedience and worship, makes him lazy and also makes the heart heedless.

It was said to Imam Ahmad: Does a man find any softness and humility in his heart when he is full? He said, I do not think so.



5 : Sleeping all day



Some people spend their entire day (or a major part of it) sleeping away their fast. Is this what is really required of us during this noble month? These people also are missing the purpose of fasting and are slaves to their desires of comfort and ease. They cannot bear to be awake and face a little hunger or exert a little self-control. For a fasting person to spend most of the day asleep is nothing but, negligence on his part.





6 : Wasting time



The month of Ramadaan is a precious, precious time, so much so that Allaah calls this month "Ayyamum Madoodaat" (A fixed number of days). Before we know it, this month of mercy and forgiveness will be over. We should try and spend every moment possible in the worship of Allaah so that we can make the most of this blessing. However, there are some of us who waste away their day playing video games, or worse still, watching TV, movies or even listening to music. Subhaan Allaah! Trying to obey Allaah by DISOBEYING him!



7 : Fasting but not giving up evil



Some of us fast but do not give up lying, cursing, fighting, backbiting, etc. and some of us fast but do not give up cheating, stealing, dealing in haraam, buying lotto tickets, selling alcohol, fornication, etc. and all kinds of impermissible things without realizing that the purpose of fasting is to not stay away from food and drink; rather the aim behind it is to fear Allaah.



“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)� [al-Baqarah 2:183]



The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Whoever does not give up false speech and acting upon it, and ignorance, Allaah has no need of him giving up his food and drink." (Bukhaari)



8 : Smoking



Smoking is forbidden in Islam whether during Ramadaan or outside of it, as it is one of al-Khabaaith (evil things). And this includes ALL kinds of smoking material eg.cigars, cigarettes, pipes, sheesha, hookah etc.

"he allows them as lawful At Tayyibaat (all good and lawful things), and prohibits them as unlawful Al Khabaa'ith (all evil and unlawful things) [al-Araaf :157]



It is harmful, not only to the one smoking, but also to the ones around him. It is also a means of wasting ones wealth.

The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "There should be no harming or reciprocating harm."

This is especially true during fasting and it invalidates the fast. (Fatwa -Ibn Uthaymeen)



9 : Skipping Suhoor



The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Eat suhoor for in suhoor there is blessing."(Bukhaari, Muslim).



And he (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The thing that differentiates between our fasting and the fasting of the People of the Book is eating suhoor." (Muslim)



10 : Stopping Suhoor at Imsaak



Some people stop eating Suhoor 10-15 minutes earlier than the time of Fajr to observe Imsaak.



Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen said: This is a kind of bidah (innovation) which has no basis in the Sunnah. Rather the Sunnah is to do the opposite. Allaah allows us to eat until dawn: "and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night)" [al-Baqarah 2:187]



And the Prophet (pbuh) said: "….eat and drink until you hear the adhaan of Ibn Umm Maktoom, for he does not give the adhaan until dawn comes."



This imsaak which some of the people do is an addition to what Allaah has prescribed, so it is false. It is a kind of extremism in religion, and the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said:

"Those who go to extremes are doomed, those who go to extremes are doomed, those who go to extremes are doomed." (Muslim)





11 : Not fasting if they missed Suhoor



Some people are too scared to fast if they miss Suhoor. However, this is a kind of cowardice and love of ease.. What is the big deal if you missed a few morsels of food? Its not like you will die. Remember, obedience to Allaah overcomes everything.



12 : Saying the intention to fast out loud or saying a specific dua to start fasting



The intention is an action of the heart. We should resolve in our heart that we are going to fast tomorrow. That is all we need. It is not prescribed by the Shariah for us to say out loud, "I intend to fast", "I will fast tomorrow" or other phrases that have been innovated by some people. Also, there is no specific dua to be recited at the time of starting the fast in the correct Sunnah. Whatever dua you may see on some papers or Ramadaan calendars, etc. is a Bidah.



read more :
Uttering the intention to fast out loud is an innovation (bidah)
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/LoveIslam_ LiveIslam/ message/258

Authentic & UnAuthentic Dua for Iftaar !!!
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/LoveIslam_ LiveIslam/ message/263



13 : Delaying breaking fast



Some people wait until the adhaan finishes or even several minutes after that, just to be on the safe side. However, the Sunnah is to hasten to break the fast, which means breaking fast whenever the adhaan starts, right after the sun has set. Aaishah (RA) said: This is what the Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) used to do. (Muslim)



The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The people will continue to do well so long as they hasten to break the fast." (Bukhaari, Muslim)



Determine to the best of your ability, the accuracy of your clock, calendar, etc. and then have tawakkul on Allaah and break your fast exactly on time.



14 : Eating continuously until the time for Maghrib is up



Some people put so much food in their plates when breaking their fast and continue eating, enjoying dessert, drinking tea, etc., until they miss Maghrib. That is obviously not right. The Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) was that once he broke his fast with some dates, them he would hasten to the prayer. Once you are done with the prayer, you can always go back and eat some more if you wish.



15 : Missing the golden chance of having your Dua accepted



The prayer of the fasting person is guaranteed to be accepted at the time of breaking fast.



The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Three prayers are not rejected: the prayer of a father, the prayer of a fasting person, and the prayer of a traveler." (al-Bayhaqi, saheeh by al-Albaani).



Instead of sitting down and making Dua at this precious time, some people forego this beautiful chance, and are too busy frying samosas, talking, setting the food, filling their plates and glasses, etc. Think about it.....Is food more important than the chance to have your sins forgiven or the fulfillment of your Duas.





16 : Fasting but not praying



The fasting of one who does not pray WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. This is because not praying constitutes kufr as the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Between a man and shirk and kufr there stands his giving up prayer." (Muslim)



In fact, NONE of his good deeds will be accepted; rather, they are all annulled.

"Whoever does not pray Asr, his good deeds will be annulled." (Bukhaari)



17 : Fasting and not wearing Hijaab



Not wearing the Hijaab is a major sin as it is obligatory for Muslim women. (See Surah Nur, Surah Ahzaab). So fasting and not wearing hijaab certainly takes away enormously from the rewards of fasting, even if does not invalidate it.



18 : Not fasting because of exams or work



Exams or work is NOT one of the excuses allowed by the Shariah to not fast. You can do your studying and revision at night if it is too hard to do that during the day. Also remember that pleasing and obeying Allaah is much more important than good grades. Besides, if you will fulfil your obligation to fast, even if you have to study, Allaah will make it easy for you and help you in everything you do.



"Whosoever fears Allah, He will appoint for him a way out and provide for him from where he does not expect, Allah is Sufficient for whosoever puts his trust in Him." (Surah at-Talaaq 2-3)



19 : Mixing fasting and dieting



DO NOT make the mistake of fasting with the intention to diet. That is one of the biggest mistakes some of us make (esp. sisters). Fasting is an act of worship and can only be for the sake of Allah alone.



Otherwise, mixing it with the intention of dieting may become a form of (minor) Shirk.



20 : Fighting over the number of Rakaah of Taraweeh



There is no specific number of rakahs for Taraweeh prayer, rather it is permissible to do a little or a lot. Both 8 and 20 are okay. Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen said: "No one should be denounced for praying eleven or twenty-three (rakaah), because the matter is broader in scope than that, praise be to Allaah."





21 : Praying ONLY on the night of the 27th



Some people pray ONLY on the 27th to seek Lailat ul-Qadr, neglecting all other odd nights, although the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Seek Lailat ul-Qadr among the odd numbered nights of the last ten nights of Ramadaan." (Bukhaari, Muslim).



22 : Wasting the last part of Ramadaan preparing for Eid



Some people waste the entire last 10 days of Ramadaan preparing for Eid, shopping and frequenting malls, etc. neglecting Ibadah and Lailatul Qadr. although, the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) used to strive the hardest during the last ten days of Ramadaan in worship (Ahmad, Muslim) and not in shopping. Buy whatever you need for Eid before Ramadaan so that you can utilize the time in Ramadaan to the max.



Aaishah (RA) said: “When the (last) ten nights began, the Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam)) would tighten his waist-wrapper (i.e., strive hard in worship or refrain from intimacy with his wives), stay awake at night and wake his family.� (Bukhaari and Muslim).



23 : Iftaar parties



Although inviting each other for breaking fast is something good and encouraged, some people go to extremes with lavish Iftaar parties with all sorts of disobedience to Allaah, from flirting, mixing of the sexes and hijaab-less women, to show-off and extravagance, to heedlessness to Salaah, and Taraweeh to even music and dancing.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Selamat Menyambut Ramadhan!

Salam semua,

Apa khabar? Harap semuanya sihat. Sempena menjelang Ramadhan ini kami ingin mengucapkan selamat menyambut Bulan Ramadhan yang mulia. Semoga kedatangan bulan yang penuh berkat ini membolehkan kita beribadat dengan lebih banyak & mendekatkan diri kita dengan Allah S.W.T.

Sempena bulan Ramadhan ini kita ada promosi hebat iaitu diskaun 30% untuk semua produk Herbal Life bagi semua pesanan/orders sebelum 31 Ogos 2009. Ini bermakna, harga sempena promosi untuk produk adalah seperti berikut:

1. Formula 1 - Biasa RM158.76 slps 30% cuma RM114.66 ANDA JIMAT RM44.10
2. Formula 3 - Biasa RM112.32 slps 30% cuma RM81.12 ANDA JIMAT RM31.20
3. Tea Mix - Lemon & Hibiscus - Biasa RM125.28 slps 30% cuma RM90.48 ANDA JIMAT RM34.80

Caj Penghantaran cuma RM15.00 sahaja.Sekiranya berminat bolehlah SMS ke 0162626741 untuk membuat tempahan.
Tawaran ini terhad untuk semua pesanan sebelum 31 Ogos 2009. Sila wawarkan kepada keluarga & rakan-rakan yang berminat untuk mendapatkan penjimatan ini.

Sempena bulan Ramadhan ini adalah peluang terbaik kalau nak jaga kesihatan atau untuk kurangkan berat badan. Menu bagi bulan Ramdahan adalah;
Sahur - Formula 1 Shake + Tea Mix + Air Kosong 1 Liter
Buka Puasa - Buka macam biasa + Tea Mix (tenaga utk solat terawikh) + Air Kosong 1 Liter
Selepas Solat Terawikh - Formula 1 Shake + Air Kosong 1 Liter

Disiplin sepanjang Ramdhan, InsyaAllah boleh lebih sihat, bertenaga dan turunkan berat badan. Manalah tahu kalau ada rezeki by raya tahun ini YOU will feel & look much, much better. InsyaAllah. Kita usaha sama-sama.

To your success!