I do not write about social issues, politics, sports and as such in my blog. However, when I saw this picture on the front page of the Malay newspaper "Utusan Malaysia", I know I have to say something about this. The image is still imprinted in my mind until this very moment, the picture of a sad baby elephant beside the body of its either dead mother or father which was trying to wake it up. And my heart breaks seeing this.
According to the newspaper, 10 elephants were found dead and they were believed to be poisoned by a logging company operating nearby. The latest report stated that three more bodies had been found so altogether 13 elephants had died. The elephants had consumed poison that could either be natural or pesticides. And there was a strong suspicion that foul play was the main cause of the death.
In another news report, the 3-month baby elephant which was named Joe, had already been sent to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park and I hope he would get all the love and care that he needs.
It was quite sad to see animals were killed in such a cruel way. Perhaps the elephants had posed danger to humans who had intruded into their territory but was killing the only way how problems could be solved?
First we kill animals and then, we will not hesitate to kill each other. Where is the love?
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
SUNDAY, 28th JANUARY ~ I was invited to another wedding of an ex-student, Mr. Nazary Mohammad from SPM batch 2004 at Taman Universiti. When I arrived, a group of ex-students were there too so it was merrier in a way and hopefully had not been too distracting.
Wishing the lovely couple the happiness throughout their marriage. I am sure there will be more weddings that I have to attend very soon.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, 27th January 2013 ~ The birthday of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was celebrated today at Masjid Tan Sri Ainuddin, the mosque in Taman Universiti. The school's Outreach Bureau had decided not to have the celebration done in school and instead to join in the mosque's similar activity.
When I arrived at about 9:15 a.m., there were already a lot of people in the mosque listening to a talk delivered in conjunction with the launching of the Haj (pilgrimage to Mecca) course. The guest speaker for the event, Ustaz Badlishah, who is one of the prominent speakers who frequently makes his appearance on television, came at 10:00 and he delivered a speech that was related mostly to the greatness of Prophet Muhammad and the place of his birth, Mecca.
|waiting for our turn to shake hands with the guest speaker|
and the people who were present
|the three people who stick together until the end|
Right after that, people were invited to have lunch where four people ate together the food that was served in a tray. It is a custom that is believed could strengthen the bond between people.
|the feast at the mosque|
|oh my students!|
|the present, the past and the future students who are siblings|
|the colleague cum the mosque's committee member|
It was a huge success for the event which was organized by the committee members of the mosque. I think we could do this again next year as it saved a lot of time, money and energy. In a way, this prevented redundancy of celebrating the birthday of the Prophet. Let's wait and see what will happen next year.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
A few videos recorded during the starting of the cross country event. I always find these kids funny and it was good that they seemed to have enjoyed themselves so much.
GIRLS UNDER 15 CATEGORY
GIRLS UNDER 18 CATEGORY
BOYS UNDER 15 CATEGORY
BOYS UNDER 18 CATEGORY
Thursday, January 24, 2013
After the students had been separated into their respective age categories, they were sent to the starting line at the field. By looking at the pictures, these students were just a bunch of happy people. There was no stress at all.
The chairman of the PTA was invited as the guest of honour and he was put in-charge of letting the students off at the starting line.
|at the starting line|
|at the finishing line|
|a sea of students|
|the medal winners|
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
|some of the afternoon session teachers|
|bread not for sale|
After they had been separated to their different six sports houses, a briefing was given. It was very important to remind them of a few things, particularly the safety and security factors.
Then, everybody had to do the stretching routine to warm up before they started the race. Everyone looked happy and excited enough to take part in the race.
I have more pictures to upload so I will continue in part two soon.
Some of the pics are courtesy of Pn. Yasirah Yazid.