Wednesday, April 22, 2015
When I was attending english tuition class during standard 3, I couldn't pay attention to the class and just did whatever I could to memorize vocabulary, follow teacher's instructions to do homework. I couldn't be the same like those who speak English as mother tongue, they seems relax to deal with school exam.
Until one day the tuition teacher Mrs. Lee gave everyone of us a piece of paper. It's a maze game.. Unlike ordinary maze, this maze is seems so complicated that trigger my interest. While others were frown their forehead to solve the maze, I managed to finish it in few minutes and shouted out happily, "I'm the winner! I have solved the maze!!"
Posted by Ikhwan Ng at 11:12 AM
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Yunnan Loose-leaf Greentea Order:
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Ramai kawan yang selalu bertanya kenapa saya giat jual Greentea? Jawapannya saya bukannya jual Greentea jenis uncang, tetapi jenis "Loose-Leaf" yang import dari ladang teh Yunnan, China.
Harus faham perbezaan ketara di antara uncang dan Loose-Leaf.
Semasa pemprosesan daun Greentea, daun teh yang sempurna dan berkualiti akan dipilih dan packing sebagai Loose-Leaf. Untuk sisa-sisa daun teh lain pula, akan packing dalam uncang sebab telah hancur daun asal ataupun tiada kualiti yang ditetapkan dalam packing Loose-leaf. Sehingga uncang dinama sebagai "Tea dust" (Habuk teh).
Posted by Ikhwan Ng at 3:05 PM
Monday, March 23, 2015
I just came across an article Practicing Islam in Short Shorts written by Thanaa El-Naggar.
The scenario I'm about to describe has happened to me more times than I can count, in more cities than I can remember, mostly in Western cities here in the U.S. and Europe.
I walk into a store. There's a woman shopping in the store that I can clearly identify as Muslim. In some scenarios she's standing behind the cash register tallying up totals and returning change to customers. She's wearing a headscarf. It's tightly fastened under her face where her head meets her neck. Arms covered to the wrists. Ankles modestly hidden behind loose fitting pants or a long, flowy dress. She's Muslim. I know it. Everyone around her knows it. I stare at her briefly and think to myself, "She can't tell if I'm staring at her because I think she is a spectacle or because I recognize something we share."
I realize this must make her uncomfortable, so I look away. I want to say something, something that indicates I'm not staring because I'm not familiar with how she chooses to cover herself. Something that indicates that my mother dresses like her. That I grew up in an Arab state touching the Persian Gulf where the majority dresses like her. That I also face East and recite Quran when I pray.
"Should I greet her with A'salamu alaikum?" I ask myself. Then I look at what I picked out to wear on this day. A pair of distressed denim short shorts, a button-down Oxford shirt, and sandals. My hair is a big, curly entity on top of my head; still air-drying after my morning shower. Then I remember my two nose rings, one hugging my right nostril, the other snugly hanging around my septum. The rings have become a part of my face. I don't notice them until I have to blow my nose or until I meet someone not accustomed to face piercings.
I decide not to say anything to her. I pretend that we have nothing in common and that I don't understand her native tongue or the language in which she prays. The reason I don't connect with her is that I'm not prepared for a possibly judgmental glance up and down my body. I don't want to read her mind as she hesitantly responds, "Wa'alaikum a'salam."Please read the rest of the story in here : http://truestories.gawker.com/practicing-islam-in-short-shorts-1683991294
It's a story pretty much about Cultural Muslim, as a Reverted Muslim myself who had been living 100% Non Muslim life before embraced Islam, I don't think Islam should become a religion that's "mix and match" based on our desire as it's a complete morality system set by Creator, a way of life.
However the response from Umm Zakiyyah is truly brilliant, in her article : PRACTICING ISLAM IN LONG, LONG PRAYER GARMENTS . As attached the original article, please enjoy reading it :
Posted by Ikhwan Ng at 8:04 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
I remember that someone messaged me yesterday but I can't find it in facebook and smartphone. May be I was reading text message in my dream.. Never mind, the question goes like this:
"What is the different of Non Muslim and Not Yet Muslim? Why are there people who arguing that 'Not Yet Muslim' clearly an offense to them as they will never embrace Islam. So what is the most appropriate title in calling those who aren't Muslim?"
Posted by Ikhwan Ng at 11:15 AM
Thursday, February 12, 2015
|Widespread of racism video via social media in today's era|
I still remember that Cikgu Ariffin (Cikgu means teacher in Malay language) said this to me few years ago:"Whenever you go to the Masjid and listen to khutbah (Public preaching), just ignore the hate speech and racism that comes from the mouth of Ustaz. Sometimes they just mixed up the politic with Islam teachings, like there were controversial case like two imam in solat Jemaah, party A condemn party B.. You
don't have to listen that kind of hate speech, just learn the positive and good things from them."
Posted by Ikhwan Ng at 10:45 AM
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Chinese Muslim who was wearing white Jubah beside me is Muhammad Zheng, From Hans tribe of mainland China（汉族穆斯林）。The photo was taken during last year Ramadhan month, we were shooting a documentary about Chinese Muslim in TV3.
He is a very special friend of mine, I knew him during visits Masjid Muhammadiah Tasek Jaya Ipoh (Masjid Cina ) last year (half year before the shooting of documentary). He came to David and me then asked:"Are you both Chinese Muslim? Alhamdulillah.. Finally I have found a few Chinese friends in the mosque."
Posted by Ikhwan Ng at 8:33 PM
Friday, January 30, 2015
|My book collections from China|
Today my mother calls me and says: "Are you still writing stories in internet? Now most of the people may see you're Muslim in handphone.
People will be laughing at you because you are 'traitor 叛徒‘. Make our family ashamed. So you're telling public that malays religion 马来教 is so great right? "
Nope, it's not the most worst criticism I have ever heard in my life. I'm fine with it. I don't mind if there're old friends knew that I'm a Muslim now. Just go ahead do whatever they want, telling my family, criticize, making fun of.. I'm still here to tell my very own story.
Posted by Ikhwan Ng at 8:13 PM