The Rich Merchant
Once upon a time. There was a rich merchant who had four (4) wives.
He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.
He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He's very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.
He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patient and in fact is the merchant's confidante. Whenever the merchant faced some problems, he always turned to his 2nd wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficult times.
Now, the merchant's 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household. However, the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.
One day, the merchant fell ill. Before long, he knew that he was going to die soon. He thought of his luxurious life and told himself, "Now I have 4 wives with me. But when I die, I'll be alone. How lonely I'll be!" Thus, he asked the 4th wife, "I loved you most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"
"No way!" replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word.
The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant's heart.
The sad merchant then asked the 3rd wife, "I have loved you so much for all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"
"No!" replied the 3rd wife. "Life is so good over here! I'm going to remarry when you die!" The merchant's heart sank and turned cold.
He then asked the 2nd wife, "I always turned to you for help and you've always helped me out. Now I need your help again. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?" "I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!" replied the 2nd wife. "At the very most, I can only send you to your grave." The answer came like a bolt of thunder and the merchant was devastated.
Then a voice called out: "I'll leave with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go." The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition.
Greatly grieved, the merchant said, "I should have taken much better care of you while I could have!"
Actually, we all have 4 wives in our lives. The 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it'll leave us when we die.
Our 3rd wife is our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they all go to others.
The 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we're alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.
The 1st wife is in fact our soul, often neglected in our pursuit of material wealth and sensual pleasure.
Guess what? It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go. Perhaps it's a good idea to cultivate and strengthen it now rather than to wait until we're on our deathbed to lament.
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Assalmualaikum..mesti ad yg tertanya2 mengenai apa sebenarnya edu fair ni...ok sy cuba jelaskn yg terbaik yg mungkin..ok edu fair ni ada la satu program utk memberi tunjuk ajar, bantuan maklumat mengenai sesuatu kursus atau program yang d tuntut atau d ambil olh mahasiswa/siswi seluruh dunia( yela klu malaysia, dorg yg bljr luar negara pla cmna haha) yg mana mereka adala ex student semai..tak kisah batch mana pn..target adala pelajar yg mengambil spm..program ini adala progrm sejenis simbiosis(msuk pla term biologi)..sbb nya..kita bantu pelajar-pelajar memberi info2 yg berguna mengenai jurusan yg kita ambik..d samping itu, scara tersiratnya kita mendapat manfaat nya..sapa pnh dgr perkataan "SOFT SKILL"..melayu nya skill lembut..ni bukn mengajar org jd lembut..tp ini adala skill yg amat2 d perlukan oleh graduan dlm mndapatkn kerja..statistik mengatakan ramai graduan x mndapt kerja bukn kerana keputusan atau pointer yg mereka perolehi..tetapi x mmpunyai soft skill yg bgus..soft skill ni adala tmasuk communication skill..team work skill..leadership skill..follower skill..skill to express the idea..skill of talk..skill of confident dan byk lg la..org sllu anggap..kita msuk U, stdy 24 jam.. dpt pointer 3.0 ke atas msti dpat keja..korg jgn mimpi la..skrg ramai majikan memerlukan graduan yg competent, with high confident and independent with high critical thinking(nah apa sy merapu ni)..tp msti ad org kata..ala kt U kn bole bljr bnda ni..yeap btul..tp ad ka suma org akn dpt peluang utk myertai aktivit2 spt ni..sy jamin bukn semua..mgkin program ni bukn progrm besar..tp ia mnjadi batu lonjatan utk mahasiswa/siswi utk menyertai lbh byk program2 yg d anjurkn sama ada pihak U msing2 atau sewaktu denganya..di samping sedar mengenai kepentingan bnda yg org kata remeh temah -"SOFT SKILL"- ..ok balik ke progrm kita..progrm ni target budk spm..guru2 sllu kata spm adala lgkh pertama kita utk hidup bjaya..apa kesalahan atau kecuaian pljr2 lepasan spm..dorg sllu blurr apa yg patut dorg ambik dn buat slpas spm..msuk matrix? diploma ? perguruan? form six? menganggur..sy pasti korg suma pnh merasa pengalaman ni kn.. slepas tu..time pemilihan jurusan atau kursus.. dorg main hentam jk ambik kos..nama sedap jk ambil..yg ni cm best jk ambik..last2 dapat course yg bukn2..yg tiada pasaran atau market..ni adalah msalah utama pljr2 kita trutama ni sabah..klu di malaysia barat atau semnnjung..dorg sblm spm lg mndpat full detail mgenai ssuatu jurusan..mak bapa dorg atau family mereka akan pening2 cari detail mengenai jurusan yg baik, yg mana mpunyai market yg tinggi..ssuai dgn kemampuan anak2 dn adik dorg..tp kita d sabah x mdpt pendedahan yg ckup, myebabkn ramai pljr2 sabah mdpt kos lelong..last2 slpas 3 4 tahun stdy..dpt ijazah..tp kerja x dpt..last2 guna sijil diploma atau spm..klu mcm gtu bgus x pyh stdy..msti ad org kata,, jazey,,ko ni kapitalism la..stdy hya utk keja...tkpa la apa korg ckp..tp ni realiti skrg..tp kita ad otak dn akal fkiran utk mmbuat keputusan utk mmlih yg tbaik utk diri kita..ad lg satu hal.utk sapa2 yg dpt kptusan kurg baik dlm spm..ni sbnrny trget utama kita..dorg yg dpt kputsan kurg baik dlm spm sllu ny moral down..aa mls la mau smbung stdy..bukn bole msuk U pn..ni adala pmikiran salh..so kita yg prlu mmbntu mereka.. kita prlu mmbntu mereka utk mgubah tanggapan tu.sapa kata x dpt rsults bgus dlm spm x bole msuk U..sy ramai kwn2 yg msuk poli. ILP n lain2 lg dpt jg smbung pgi U..sbb dorg tau jalan utk mnuju ke menara gading..tp budk2 lepasan SPM ni mc x nmpk jalan tu..sbb tu kita sbgai senior dorg bntu dorg mencari jalan tu..d mana ad kemahuan d situ ad jalan.. klu ad sapa2 yg mc tak jelas..sila tinggalkn komen..kita berdiskusi scara aman dn damai..hahaah sory la mggunakan bhsa rojak..huhu..