Thursday, June 23, 2011

Penguin Sesat...Kesian Dia...

Poor penguin...lost your way?

WELLINGTON - Wildlife experts said they were astonished Wednesday at the appearance of an Emperor penguin in New Zealand, some 3,000 kilometres from his Antarctic home.
The penguin, a juvenile male, arrived at a beach on the Kapiti Coast, 40 kilometres north of the capital Wellington on Monday afternoon, the Department of Conservation (DOC) said.
It was only the second recorded sighting of an Emperor penguin in New Zealand, DOC spokesman Peter Simpson said, with the species' only previous registered appearance in the country on the South Island in 1967.

Simpson said he did not initially believe reports that the wayward bird was an Emperor penguin, the largest species of the distinctive waddling creatures, which can grow up to 1.15 metres (45 inches) tall.
"At first I though it must have been some sort of seal but we went and checked it out and to our immense surprise it did indeed turn out to be an Emperor penguin," he told AFP.
Simpson said the bird appeared in good health and was taking regular swims to cool down in the relative warmth of the New Zealand climate.

"At this time of year he should be sitting on the sea ice in Antarctica in 24-hour darkness," he said.
"They go out to to sea to feed in the Antarctic summer and this one, he's a juvenile and it's his first time out, so it looks like he's gone a long way out and got lost."
He said wildlife officers were monitoring the penguin and expected it would eventually depart for the long swim home.
"I expect it has some sort of homing instinct," he said.
"This is a species that spends its whole life at sea, either in the water or on the sea ice."

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May Allah guide your way back home, my dear penguin.
Even if you fail to return safely, and died along the way..

You are very fortunate..
Your life ends at the moment of your last breath...
You  will not be held accountable for anything..
You will not be judge in the hereafter..

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Blessings

In the name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.
All praises and thanks be to Allah, Lord of the worlds.

Alhamdulillah, I am back to work since last week. My doctor said that my recovery would take about four to eight weeks. I am on my 8th week now, after six weeks of medical leave. 
I was not that excited to return to work last week, and I went home feeling totally drained out of energy. So I took two days off, and now, this week I am feeling much better.

The last time I had a check up, my blood pressure was 120/80 and my hemoglobin was 13.5 (it was 7 previously).
Alhamdulillah...I was overjoyed...those were really beautiful numbers...

The doctor 'prescribed' me with a diet that is the envy of many, especially those in my age group. I am suppose to be on high protein, high calorie diet of red meat, chicken, fish, with added salt.
Part of my envious diet.
I must take full cream milk, not the skimmed low fat ones. Beside drinking lots of water, I have to take five meals everyday. A dietician was sent to me when I was at the hospital to educate me about my recovery diet. In short, I was instructed to eat and drink more.

I am feeling much healthier now, Alhamdulillah...It's just that I got tired easily once I started working. A friend who had experienced similar surgery told me that it is the effect of the anesthesia. Even though I have recovered from the surgery, it would take some time for my energy to return to normal. 

The new academic year had started and my department was kind enough to let me have all my classes at the ground floor level, just a few doors away from the office.
I had been blessed with a loving husband and caring siblings who took good care of me, families and friends, students, who came to visit and offering help here and there.  And those who were not able to visit had been sending messages and prayers. Alhamdulillah... 

"Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you deny?" 
This verse from Surah Ar Rahmaan, is repeated 31 times...
and it really hit me.

Thank you Allah...for all the blessings..
Thank you Allah for everything.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thank You Allah

Maka nikmat Tuhanmu yang manakah yang kamu dustakan?
Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you deny?
( Ar Rahmaan:13)

All praise be to Allah

I have a lot to be thankful for. 
I need to remind myself again and again to be thankful.
And I need to remind myself not to forget Him.
Forgive me Ya Allah...