Time has Changed!

I am not sure about 40 or 50 years ago but 30 years is enough to say that our society has very much changed and 30 years is good enough to be the benchmark. Don't complicate life but look around us and ask yourourselves!!

I still remember when I was a little kid (suprisingly I still remember!..kehkeh) me and my friends really enjoyed each day of ramadhan and for sembahyang terawih, not to forget the moreh. I went (sometimes 'we' - me and friends) to a surau alone located about 2 km away from home without the need to be accompanied by my parents. I prefered to go with friends. My perents didn't worry I will be kidnapped, missing or hit by a lorry or a car.

When 1st Shawal came, I think I was the happiest person on earth. I could just knock door-to-door for kueh raya or ketupat or else ask for a 10 cent duit raya (no such thing as 'green angpow' at that time) until my two baju melayu's pockets full with coins. Those houses that gave us 20 cents, we considered them as 'rich people'. That night, we will count the coins. RM6.00 was a lot of money 30 years ago.

I can also remember no such thing as 'open house'. We could just go visit friends without even being invited. Nowadays, don't ever ring other people's bells if you don't know those persons because they might ask 'who are you?'.

R.A.S.H.I.D.I.SAID

Comments

Popular posts

Ingin mengembara ke Switzerland?

Pemandangan Switzerland dari langit Switzerland memang menjadi idaman mereka yang kaki melancong. Cantik dengan gunung-ganang dan tasik-tasik. Switzerland bukan sahaja popular dengan cokelat dan keju, tetapi Switzerland juga menjadi lokasi penggambaran filem-filem hebat antarabangsa -- Sangam; The Sound of Music; James Bond; Diwale; Crash Landing on You; video clip lagu " Jackpot " oleh Bastian Baker dannnn banyak lagi!! Saya hanya mampu berkongsi dengan rakan-rakan agar sedikit sebanyak dapat memberi gambaran  mengenai bumi Switzerland. Jauh sekali coretan saya yang hanya beberapa ribu perkataan ini dapat menandingi pengalaman anda sendiri di sana. Saya hanya dapat membantu memberi panduan dengan menulis. Pengalaman anda sendiri di Switzerland jauh lebih berharga. Jom! Saya banyak menerima pertanyaan dari rakan-rakan mengenai Switzerland. Terutamanya rakan-rakan di Malaysia. Antara soalan yang popular: (1) Apakah tempat menarik yang harus saya lawati di Switzer

Tasik-tasik best di Switzerland

Tasik Geneva (c)rashidisaid Switzerland memang mempesonakan disebabkan pemandangan yang penuh dengan pergunungan.  Jika sebelum ini saya dah kongsi tentang gunung-ganang Switzerland, kali ini nak kongsi dengan korang tentang tasik pula. Seperti juga gunung, Switzerland tidak bermakna tanpa tasik. Tasik adalah sumber air utama populasi Switzerland disebabkan Switzerland adalah negara daratan (landlocked) tidak mempunyai laut. Sebab itu rakyat Switzerland sangat-sangat memelihara tasik diorang dari tercemar. Nak nampak sampah terapung dalam tasik pun susah. Switzerland memiliki kira-kira 7,000 buah tasik yang mana 103 darinya adalah tasik bersaiz besar . Ini antara tasik yang best yang korang boleh melawat, santai, duduk, baring, lelap, makan, berkelah, ambil selfie dan wefie, mandi, berjemur, menaiki bot dan sebagainya. Memang indah dengan pemandangan pelbagai tasik yang menakjubkan. Tasik Geneva atau Lac Léman dalam Bahasa Perancis Tasik Geneva sepanjang 100km (c)ras

Halal Journey in Geneve... the Halal Meat

As I mentioned in an earlier post, there are many Halal restaurants available in Geneve.  This is due to a very large Muslim community here be it expatriates, visitors or the local population.  In fact, if you walk anywhere in Geneve center, you will always encounter many Muslims especially women wearing Hijab.  Today, I will be sharing with you where to find Halal food ingredients (later I will share about restaurants).  Boucheries: for chicken (poulet), beef (beouf) and related products 1. Geneve centre Fresh products in Geneve is a little bit pricey as compared to those in France.  However, just in case, you need to buy in small portion, these places are available for you to find the products. (a) Kamel Halal Meat Sàrl , rue de Lausanne 55, 1202, Geneva , Switzerland Opening Hours:   Monday                  Tuesday                        Wednesday                Thursday                    Friday                             9am-12pm; 3-7pm    9am-12pm; 3