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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"9/11 and the Ecological Crisis" Emeritus Professor David Ray Griffin at IAIS Malaysia

I attended a talk by Professor David Ray Griffin, an Emeritus Professor of Theology at the Claremont School of Theology, located in California, United States of America this afternoon hosted by the IAIS @ International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies, Jalan Elmu off Jalan Universiti, 59100, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

I was invited by Dr.Chandra Muzaffar, the President of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) and who is also a Member of the IAIS Malaysia's Board of Directors.

The public forum titled "9/11 and the Ecological Crisis" was interesting enough to prompt me to attend this talk and although I had some difficulty in locating the venue, did finally arrive at the IAIS and was able to follow the forum and sit through the Q&A sessions and got to hear what the learned professor had to share?

Professor David Ray Griffin is one of the most respected leaders of the 9/11 Truth Movement in the USA! 

He has spoken publicly about his findings that the 9/11 tragedy was nothing but an orchestrated willful pre-planned demolition of the World Trade Center twin towers by the US Authorities themselves with the full knowledge of the US Military and other American Agencies. Visit here to learn more!

Watch what he had to say at a talk which he gave at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA :

His sharing of the facts and figures which leads to the unmasking of the true identities of the 9/11 perpetrators leaves us asking as to why the so called fighters for the truth over there in the USA have yet to take the American Government to task over the massacre of 3000 over of its own citizens and other international citizens who died in the 9/11 tragedy?

Watch the following full documentary on 9/11 and consider the evidence it contains that 9/11 was nothing but an inside job sanctioned by the George W.Bush Jr. American Presidency!

Here's another latest documentary exposing what really took place at the World Trade Center way in advance over there in New York preparing for what inevitably took place on 9/11 2001!

Today's talk centered upon the consequences of the 9/11 tragedy that ensued in the form of America's attack upon Iraq and the way the US practically got away with plain murder and massacre of its own people but lay the blame upon 'Islamic terrorists' and its ruse of waging war upon them whilst occupying the People's Republic of Iraq, the oil rich Middle East country!
Fellow MBA blogger Hussaini Abdul Karim, a retired Army officer listening intently to what Professor David had to share?
One of the attendees who questioned Prof David Ray Griffin during the Q & A session. There were quite a number of reverts present who were quite passionate about the topic of the talk and expressed their views during the event. 
Part of the attendees at the event.
An African delegate listening to the Professor exposing what really took place?
Myself posing for a photo with His Excellency Muhammad from the Syrian Embassy and Tan Sri Ahmad Al Farra, the former Palestinian Representative to Malaysia after the talk. Yours truly surely needs to go cycling again. Have lost the Battle of the Bulge so to speak after my recent bout of Cellulitis! :P
Myself with Brother Hassan, a British Muslim living here in Malaysia.
Professor David Ray Griffin. I respect him for his bravery in speaking up for the truth of what really happened on 9/11 2001?

Problem is that not a country in the whole wide world dares to take the US to task for their treachery in carrying out the massacre on Sept the 11th, 2001!

According to Prof David, the US will keep on its murderous path and expand its empire without giving a hoot to what the world thinks of it?

It has the military might to silence its critics and no one has the guts to stop it from doing as it damn well pleases?

Ali Tinju the Ambiga House Butt Exercise Chief's SMS story

As the 13th Malaysian GE looms nearer, the nation is starting to witness all kinds of weird acts take place especially when such acts are carried out by those with vested interests and try to make hay while the sun shines so to speak!

Among the outrageous acts we have come to witness was the disgusting butt exercise carried out by a few Malaysian army veterans in front of the residence of the BERSIH Co-Chairwoman Ambiga Sreenevasan!
Personally, I felt so disgusted to see our armed forces veterans stoop so low as to be willing to lower themselves to such lowly tactics in a vain effort to embarrass Ambiga when in fact it was the army vets who looked outrageously foolish and stupid to have allowed themselves to be led into doing what they did!

Seems that they were led into doing so by a former army private by the nickname of 'Ali Tinju' whose actual name is (Rtd) Private 1085628 Mohd Ali bin Baharom! 

He is also on record calling himself as 'Jeneral Ali'. Behold his FB status messages:

This obviously fame seeking fellow went about claiming to be the President of the Malay Veterans Association of Malaysia and had in fact illegally used the honorific title of 'Datuk' before his name and later issued an apology for having done that!

Check this out:
He had the gall to demand that PM Najib sack Datuk Seri Zahid as our Defense Minister???

As if he has done so much more than Zahid in his service for the nation??? :P

Now, this same chap wants to stage a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Defense at Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur in another stunt to demand this and that from MINDEF!
As if the Malaysian Ministry of Defense under Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has not been taking care of our armed forces including those who have retired from active service?
We all know that since Datuk Seri Dr Hj Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has been appointed as our Defense Minister, he has done so much for the country's armed forces and even seen to it that our nation's heroes such as (Rtd) Warrant Officer 1 Datuk Temenggung Kanang anak Langkau have been properly recognized and honored for the exemplary services to our country!

Click here to read about the background of this 'Ali Tinju' and his not so illustrious stint in the Malaysian Army where the blogger Askar Setia exposes 'Ali Tinju' for what he really is?

Now, the news media is all abuzz about this 'Ali Tinju' having received a threatening SMS from the wife of Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi warning him against staging the said demonstration in front of MINDEF as has been reported widely?

Is this the kind of person who is said to be ready to defend our country against its enemies such as what he purportedly warned Ambiga and her BERSIH co-organizers?

What a letdown!

One who claims to be army veterans shouldn't be so hyper sensitive in facing whatever challenges that comes from anyone what more from a lady such as Datin Seri Hamidah?

Here is the content of the said SMS in Malay : "Perlu diingat Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi bukan sendirian dan (dia) bermaruah. Saya tak fikir orang-orang akan berdiam diri dan senang-senang nak buat kacau-bilau depan Mindef" which carries the meaning : 'Need to remember that Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi is not alone and he has his honor. I don't think that people will remain quiet and that its easy to create disturbances in front of MINDEF'.

Datuk Seri Zahid has clarified that this 'Ali Tinju' and his wife were from the same village in Melaka. 

As fellow villagers, his wife knows this chap and she had been responding to the chap's 16 text messages so far as it has been 'Ali Tinju's habit in texting everyone including Datuk Seri Zahid's wife about the planned demo! 

If he had not been texting her, this whole sms fiasco wouldn't have come to be! What kind of army vet goes around sms'g a minister's wife?

Read about it at Agenda Daily here

Things are getting pretty ridiculous by the day, isn't it?
Ambiga must be having a field day laughing her head off looking at how things have turned out? Instead of her having been embarrassed, the one troubling her is now in deep shit due to his antics!

I for one hope that our country's army veterans have more sense in them than get dragged into unnecessary stunts and acts which would demean their image and characters.

I dread to see what other stunts are gonna be pulled off by the Ambiga House Butt Exercise Chifusan?

Really hope that he gives it all a rest!

Insya Allah!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Microsoft Surface Tablet PC Windows 8 debuts!!!

Microsoft Surface is going to kick ass soon all over the world! It is definitely going to make many Apple iPad users feel a bit left out for Microsoft has come up with a smashing new tablet pc which has many more user friendly features than what the latest Apple iPad has to offer?

Here's a video direct from Microsoft itself:

Like for instance the Type Cover which incorporates a real keyboard which is detachable and quite thin at the same time.

I will definitely want to get one each for myself and my darling, Insya Allah by next year!

Microsoft unveiled it's new Surface tablet and it is pretty sweet! For the first time Microsoft will be handling it's own hardware and software (kinda like Apple) in creating their own tablet that has raised the bar on everything else out there! The thing is powerful, sleek, and fast! 
Surface is thin, light and it has a great battery. At 9.3mm, Surface for Windows RT is just thin enough to still sport a full sized USB port. Print, share, or charge your phone on the go!
Surface has a 10.6", 16:9 widescreen HD Display. Microsoft's ClearType HD Display technology delivers a great picture for movies. An ultra-wide viewing angle makes it easy for your friends to share in the vibrant experience. The auto-adjusting screen intensity delivers great visual clarity, indoors and out. 
The addition of the Micro SD card slot means you can bring your entire movie and music collection with you on vacation.

Surface has not just one, but two cameras. Use the front LifeCam to chat with the people that you care about. The rear-facing LifeCam is angled to 22 degrees so you can flip out the Kickstand and record meetings and events hands-free. Stereo speakers and dual microphones tuned for Skype help you sound like you are right next door.

Surface was designed to be your go-to-device. It comes with a precision crafted VaporMg casing that protects the vital technology inside and leaves a high quality finish and feel.
Touch Cover comes in five vibrant colors. Type Cover offers classic typing experience for those who prefer a more traditional keyboard. Pick the one that best meets your needs and represents your sense of style.

All the images here are owned by Microsoft and I am republishing them here just to show my support for their latest product here which I too aim to  purchase when they are released here in Malaysia and when I have the funds to do so!

PRICE: TBA (But will be competitive and similar to tablets out today)

Category: Science & Technology

Product Description Source :

Download the Specifications Info from Microsoft here.

Corolla Buruk empunya cerita ~ Macam2 ada!

Semasa memandu melalui Jalan Yaacob Latiff berhadapan Velodrom Cheras di KL pagi tadi, saya terpandang kereta diatas ini yang memang sangat2 menarik perhatian!

Apa tidaknya? Tengok sahaja lah keadaan luaran kereta itu! Macam macam ada! Pelbagai bentuk penulisan dan mesej yang dipaparkan tuanpunya kereta itu!

Saya sendiri berasa bahawa dengan memaparkan pelbagai mesej begini boleh menyebabkan pemandu2 lain ralek @ hilang tumpuan terhadap pemanduan sebab mereka termasuk saya tadi ingin melihat apa yang ditulis itu?

Boleh menyebabkan kemalangan jalanraya beb!

Sila lah klik pada setiap paparan imej di atas untuk melihat mesej mesej yang terdapat pada badan kereta tersebut dengan lebih jelas.

Yang saya rasa merepek dan merapu adalah notis 'FREE MASSAGE' dengan konotasi maksiat! B2B kalau tak salah saya merujuk kepada urutan 'Body to Body' dan kemudian BJ yakni seks oral!

Apa tidak menyalahi undang undang kerja merapu ni?

Jalan Pasar Pudu Chinese Temple ~ Mahaguru58's Photography

I started with taking photos of the Chinese temple at Jalan Pudu just at the end of the Pasar Pudu wet market. Adjacent to the hobby fish stalls.

Looks like some sort of a deity figurine, complete with a roof over its head!

I noticed that the artwork on the temple roof was not as intricate and detailed as what I have seen in photos of some of the temples in China. Maybe they didn't engage the skilled artisans from there and relied on local craftsmen?

This seems to be a very amateurish attempt on producing a relief of a tiger. Seems like what schoolkids would come up with? Looks more like a tabby cat!

I can't figure out what kind of animal this image is supposed to be? Any ideas?
This is supposed to be a fish, right? Looks like the type that lives in the deepest part of the oceans.

This could be a dog? Looks like one but with huge eyes...

The proverbial Chinese dragon. This one seems to be pretty slim. 

What would a Chinese temple be if it does not have a Phoenix? This one is quite colorful!

I like this shot! Swirls and swirls of burning joss sticks! The Chinese are very creative and inventive! I don't think other cultures have these kind of joss sticks!
And here is the final shot I am sharing here with you on this subject. Will be sharing more of my street photography showing the Pasar Pudu traders in the following article.
There are lots of interesting places around KL where interested photographers can go around and capture such scenes to be shared with their viewers.

I for one am very grateful to Allah the Almighty for having blessed me with the needed equipment and tools to do just that.

Let's preserve these photos for the sake of future generations so that they can also have a peek into how things were for us here during our time on Earth especially in our beloved beautiful multi cultural country, Malaysia!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Malaysia an Islamic nation? Hmm..lots more to do bro...

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!

Dear Ikhwanul Muslimin na wal Muslimat! Mukminin na wal Mukminat!

I happened to come across a KLPos You Tube video claiming that our country is now an Islamic nation! In the said video it shows several religious figures coming up with all kinds of opinions and references justifying their stand. Here it is:

Surely the religious figure's aren't deaf, dumb or blind towards realizing that such a claim rings hollow when in actuality the nation is not being governed according to the true Commandments of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala preserved in the Al Quran Al Karim and as per the enjoinments of Rasulullah, Prophet Muhammad ibni Abdullah, Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam!

On what basis do these religious figures base such pretentious claims that Malaysia is now a true blue 'Islamic Nation'?

Is it by the growing number of grand masjids that are being built across the country? 

Or by the pseudo 'Syariah Laws' gazetted by the Syariah Justice Department and set as the groundwork of the Malaysian Syariah Courts which in reality are simply a watered down sacrilegious mockery of the real Syariah Codes of Allahu Ta'ala?

By what other example do the so called 'Heads of Islam' who live extravagant pompous aristocratic lifestyles and merely give 'lip service' to having self appointed religious titles justify their claims to be the rightful ones to lead the Malaysian Muslim ummah in matters concerning the faith of Al Islam? 

This 'Islamic Nation' often shocks and surprises many of those foreign Muslims who come here expecting to see a model Islamic State in practice but are often  flabbergasted to see the way some of Malaysia's so called Muslims go about their ways that leaves such a high claim in shreds and tatters!

In fact, yesterday when I was on a photo shoot outing with a few members of the KL Photography Club Meetup members, I came across an Omani safety and health authority officer who was holidaying with his wife and daughter for the 3rd time here in this country. 

During our conversation, he asked me why some of the Muslim women here dress so provocatively in public and there seems to be a general lack of observance of the do's and don'ts of Islamic ethics and principles amongst the people?

Maybe our religious figure or figures claiming that Malaysia is a true blue Islamic Nation would care to come up with some flimsy excuses to justify the way the religious authorities are there in office just in name so alike the mirage of the burning deserts?

All smoke and no fire!

The way our 'Heads of Islam' go about their ways here in Mamluk al Malaisie reminds me of the way the hedonistic lifestyle loving 'Caliphs' of the Ottoman Caliphate brought about the demise of the Islamic Empire back in 1924!

Their crime was simply giving in to their nafs and love of the earthly pleasures of this temporal life so alike what the 'Heads of Islam' of this country are now doing to this very moments in these 'Akhirul Zaman' @ The Last Ages.

The Ottoman Caliphs strayed very far from the frugal lifestyles set forth as an example of the Blessed Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, his successors, Amirul Mukminin Sayyidina Abu Bakr As Siddiq Radhiallahu Anhu as the first Khalifah of Islam, followed by Amirul Mukminin, Sayyidina Umar Al Khattab Radhiallahu Anhu as the 2nd Khalifah of Allah. 

Followed then by the 3rd Khalifah of Allahu Ta'ala, Sayyidina Uthman Al Affan Radhiallahu Anhu during whose rule the Blessed Al Quran Al Karim was finally compiled and preserved as it has come to be to this day and the last of the Khilafah Ar Rasyideen was Amirul Mukminin, Sayyidina Ali ibni Abi Talib Radhiallahu Anhu.

All of the Khalifah's of Islam save for Sayyidina Abu Bakr As Siddiq Radhiallahu Anhu were assassinated by the enemies of Allah in the fold of the ummah itself! Not by any Kaffirs! From their so called 'fellow Muslims'.

The enemies of Allah within the ummah itself are the ones who so very often bring about the fall and destroy the achievements of those of our forefathers and fail to bring about the resurgence and renaissance of the Golden Age of Islam!

Which was once a shining example of how successful Muslims can be if their leaders kept true to their swearing of allegiance to what Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam had asked the ones in authority over the affairs of the Muslim ummah to observe and entrusted them to rule over the ummah according to the Commandments of Allah Azza Jalla as per the Commandments revealed in the Al Quran Al Karim and as per his Sunnah?

Nowadays, those who claim to have and hold authority over the affairs of the Muslim Ummah both here in Malaysia and elsewhere around the world are made up of those who are seriously lacking in the true Knowledge of Islam and unfit to lead them in Islamic Affairs.

Those who have all the religious know how and possess a long list of credentials are often sadly reduced to being mere namesakes and kowtow to the wishes and demands of the 'powers that be' and every now and then be put into the prayer reciter's role in so called official events.

What a bloody waste!

Yet these fellows now have the gall to come forth and claim that this country is an 'Islamic Nation'?

Are we that gullible to swallow hook, line and sinker all the fallacies that these title bearing chaps are dishing out to the general public in the impending advent of the Malaysian 13th General Elections soon?

Only the clueless in KL and other parts of Mamluk Al Malaisie will succumb to such false statements.

This country is not being ruled according to the dictates of the true Syariah Code of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and as per the Sunnah of the Blessed Prophet of Islam, Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam and we all know it!!!

The status quo right now is that we have persons seriously lacking in true knowledge of Islam leading us in matters concerning the religion and we have those religious figures rubberstamping each and every wish and command of the secularist powers that be!

In a sense, we have many false pretenders and 'false prophets' calling the shots that do affect and concern the general well-being of the Ummah exactly as per what Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, Khataman Nabiyyi foretold roughly a thousand four hundred over years ago!

The Malaysian Muslim ummah is so divided and many are left clueless about what exactly is this faith about? 

Religious personalities turn each and every gathering of theirs into something alike the comedy sketches one sees taking place at comedy clubs, etc.!

They have turned into some sort of entertainers spicing up their speeches with witty wisecracks and oneliners often drawing tens of thousands of diehard fans sporting the religious skullcaps and flowing hijabs. Case in example here.

In actuality, the majority of such diehard followers are often not that aware of what it is that they are really being brainwashed into accepting as the 'gospel truth' and very so often turn into overzealous fanatics who'd waste no time getting into skirmishes and join demonstrators wreaking havoc to the peace and security of the relevant communities of the country!

As I have titled this response to the said video in the form of an article here, there's still a whole lot more that we all need to do before we can blow that trumpet claiming our nation here is truly worthy of being known as an Islamic State!

Mere form without having the relevant content that is put to practice and understood for exactly what it is and stands for renders such a pretentious claim as exactly that!

A false declaration.

We who are members of the global Muslim Ummah need to do our part in bringing about a real change in the attitude and way of life of our fellow adherents to the Deen of Al Islam.

Merely going about sporting a religious garb and appearance does not justify coming out with such a claim that this apparently hedonistic country deserves such a title as being an Islamic Nation as per what the said religious figure dares to claim?

Please put to practice first what our religious authorities or those who claim to be so really do preach? Generalizing the thinking that because of the existence of many masjids here and there and the random adorning of religious grabs and outfits doesn't do justice to such baseless claims that this country here is now truly that which defines what an Islamic Nation is???

Only when those claiming to be the 'Heads of Islam' here in Malaysia really do practice what they preach and see to it that it is Allah's Laws and Syariah code are really observed and abide to in the running of this country can we all nod in agreement to what the religious figure is on record of having said or claimed so?

Till then, its better for us to really put to practice what we know Islam asks of us and encourage others to do the same before we can qualify such a pretentious claim? 

Karpal Singh the consistently anti-Islamic State opposing Opposition Leader needs not lose sleep over this hollow and unfounded claim!

This claim will soon pass off as has been the tendency of this ever changing and  constantly being in political turmoil nation has come to be?

Even PAS, the main Malay Muslim Opposition party which once had the setting up of an Islamic State here in Malaysia as its main party agenda has today shelved that objective and replaced it with a 'welfare state' program as its alternative agenda after failing to get the DAP and PKR's support for their original cause!

When PAS itself has flip flopped from setting up their idea of an Islamic State, then these religious figure's who claim that Malaysia under secularly inclined UMNO and the BN have realized such a state are truly pulling a fast one and misleading the ummah!

The powers that be in UMNO and the Malay Royalty making up the bulk of the ones who in real authority over the affairs of the Muslim Ummah are too deeply entrenched in their pursuing their hedonistic lifestyles to really want to make a real change to actually setting up an Islamic State here in Malaysia!

They can't bear to live a frugal life as practiced by Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam and his Companions. 

They have been proven to be willing to fight tooth and nail to protect their whims and fancies over trivial earthly pleasures what more about asking them to live a life that is akin to that of being an ascetic? No way Jose! The recent fiasco's reported in the newspapers and other form of media attest to this!

You'd be better off thinking that cows or pigs can fly then to expect our titled ones to go without their earthly comforts? As the Malay saying goes,' tunggu kucing bertanduk!' ~ wait for cats to grow horns!

I'd truly love to witness the day when our Heads of Islam will climb up to the pulpits of our numerous masjids and deliver the Khutbah procaliming to the awaiting jamaah the announcement of setting up of the much awaited Dar al Islam that each of us yearn for? 

Frankly speaking, I guess it won't take place during my lifetime here on Earth? Yet, I won't dismiss it off entirely either.

May Allah bless and guide us and those who claim to be in authority over us here on Earth to be really able to set up and see to the setting up of such an Islamic Nation or State.

Karpal Singh's challenge for us to cross his dead body before we can really set up such an Islamic State will one day come to be realized! But then again as Muslims, it is not enjoined in our faith to show disrespect to even a Kaffir such as him! 

Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam once stood up in respect when the funeral bier of a Yahud was being carried on the road! Such is the general courtesy shown by our beloved Prophet of Allah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam to another son of Adam Alaihis Salam. So must we follow the Example of our Prophet!

Karpal Singh and every other opponent of Islam will one day cease to be just like each one of us. We shall live and die within the hours of the 5 daily prayers. Both Kings and Commoners will taste Death and it is inevitable!

No one! I mean no one is gonna live forever and our last and final moment here on Earth will soon be a reality and we will be processed accordingly by the ascribed Malaikats of Allah to take us to task over our deeds or misdeeds?

Sorry to be a spoilsport old chap but Malaysia is still in a stage of 'work in progress' as far as the setting up of a bonafide rightly accredited 'Islamic Nation' is concerned?

All my best wishes are for those who really are in a position to effect such a cause! Use your authority to make this happen!

Proclaiming the still secular country to be an Islamic nation when obviously Malaysia is not run according to the true Syariah Laws of Allahu Ta'ala is akin to deluding the masses into a false sense of being.

The country is still being ruled according to the British drawn Constitution isn't it? Any attempt to change the country's judicial system to that which is based on the Al Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam automatically gets negated!

Before any dimwit tries to question me, please go ask any reliable well informed legal practitioner as to whether this is true or false?

Malaysians ought to know better than to just swallow whatever is being bandied about claiming that we are an Islamic nation in the real sense of the word when the reality isn't so?

If we are an Islamic nation already, PAS wouldn't still be striving to try and implement the Hudud Laws since Malaysia's Independence, would they?

The reality is that UMNO doesn't dare change the Constitution to that of an actual Islamic State because their own coalition partners in the Barisan Nasional such as the MCA and MIC plus GERAKAN have long threatened to leave the coalition if UMNO attempts to do so and try to please the Muslims of this country?

So, we are sort of stuck between the Devil and the deep blue sea! Go study the reality of the current Malaysian judicial system before any of you especially nameless cybersnipers come and try to question my saying so that this country has yet to become a proper Islamic nation!

The country might still be having a Malay majority ruling it but they have yet to really place the Al Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam as the bedrock of Malaysia's Constitution!

We need to work towards educating the masses especially the ones calling the shots here to stop the theatrics and uphold Islamic Laws which are from Almighty Allah Himself and not try to pull a fast one by passing off manmade watered down laws as the Syariah Code here.

Think before jumping to conclusions with kneejerk reactions and responses.

I am all for the proper implementation of the true Islamic Syariah here in Malaysia. There is still a whole lot of work to be done in educating the ummah about the faith and not just let them continue to live in a state of delusion and fallacy.

May Allah bless and guide us all. Amin.

La haula wala quwwata illa billah hal aliyyil adzhim! There's no force and strength save for Allah the Most Powerful!

Allahu Akbar!

Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Haji Zainol Abideen @ Blogger Mahaguru58
Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
Mamluk Al Malaisie

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Kuala Kemaman, Terengganu ~ Mahaguru58's Photoshoot

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

I visited Kuala Kemaman, Terengganu a couple of weeks ago and managed to capture these shots at the jetty area where the fishermen were unloading their catches.

It was a bright, sun shiny day and I was equipped with my Nikon D5000 and 55mm-300mm zoom lens.

I didn't waste much time in getting my camera ready and just started snapping away as I pleased.

The fishermen there didn't mind me and just went about their business. A few of them even asked me to snap their veteran fishermen friends who were just hanging around the area sharing stories or just dozing off in the shade whilst there were boats docking and unloading their catch on and off.

It was a photographer's paradise. Alhamdulillah!

Where there are fish being unloaded, there sure will be the cats awaiting. This cat is pondering whether the given fish is fit for its discerning palate? :P
Apart from the many cats prowling around the jetty area, there were also a few of these kids who were so excited to pose for my camera.
They were just so enthusiastic in striking up all kinds of poses! The girl in particular came up with a Saturday Night Fever like sky poke stance alike John Travolta! :P

The weathered faces of these Malay fishermen were quite fascinating and I promptly zoomed in to share these shots with you. Hope you like them as well as I do.

Sun baked faces. Typical of seagoing folks of Terengganu. Here's one dozing off in the shade of the Kuala Kemaman Fisheries Department jetty area.

Those eyes must have witnessed all kinds of sea conditions through his many years of seeking a living as a fisherman of the South China Sea off Kuala Kemaman, Terengganu. He sure must have lots of stories to share with those who are willing to ask him?

Another face to remember. The weathered craggy face just betrays a lifetime of memories and experiences awaiting to enthrall all those with curious minds to tap into and explore the life of this old Malay fisherman if they so wished?
Here's another unforgettable face of a Kuala Kemaman Malay fisherman.

I came upon this old fisherman who was just so comfortably sleeping on the bundles of fishing nets at the jetty, oblivious to whomsoever passed by him.

There are lots more photos from my photo shoot there but will upload them in other articles when I am free to do so.

Till then, have a pleasant Sunday with your loved ones and learn to appreciate what Allah the Almighty has blessed us with before its all taken away due to mankind's tendency to destroy rather than preserve and protect.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.