MSS Kota Kinabalu Hockey Tournament

My passion for hockey alone would not have brought me to the Likas Sports Hockey Turf last week but my girl’s involvement did.  I’m glad I did, because it gave me the chance to see how the kids play and figure out how to help my daughter improve her skills. Plus, it was interesting to compare the standard of junior hockey today with the time when I was a schoolboy. I will reserve my personal observations on that matter but I must confess that I’m encouraged with what I saw. Continue reading…

 

Dakwah Kreatif Era Baru: The Muslim Show Comic

Samada kita suka atau tidak, terima atau membantah, wujudnya persepsi dikalangan masyarakat bukan Islam bahawa Islam itu mengamalkan pendekatan yang kolot atau Islam itu adalah tidak menarik. Dengan gerakan dakwah agama-agama lain menjadi semakin kreatif daalam mendekati generasi alaf baru, maka pendakwah-pendakwah Islam seharusnya lebih peka dan cuba membendung hal ini agar Islam tidak menjadi lemah dan terpinggir. Dengan bersifat lebih terbuka, cuba memahami golongan remaja serta pendekatan yang lebih saintifik dan moden, imej Islam boleh dipertingkatkan sekaligus menguatkan pegangan umat Muhammad (s.a.w) dan menarik minat lebih ramai bukan Islam ke jalan Allah (s.w.t). Insya-allah. Continue reading…

 

Hunger Game At Stars Archery 1Borneo

Then there was Robin Hood. He inspired me and my friends to play in the wood, climbing up trees and honing our archery skills. Unlike these days where kids can go the Archery Centre and use the real thing (the Olympic standard bow and arrow), in the good old days, we had to be creative and create our own. For the bow, we used bamboo and Post Office rubber (the huge ones used by postman to tie the mails) while the arrow was made usually using ‘lidi penyapu’ (broom made from coconut leaves). Of course, we didn’t feel much like Robin Hood but at least nobody got hurt. We did however sharpened the arrow or add pins to it when aiming at lizards. There were plenty of lizards at our kampong and there were many folks annoyed with the pests. We got paid for killing those annoying lizards! Continue reading…