On knowledge sharing and dissemination

... when circulating a working paper for comments, never put on "citations only permitted with the permission of author"

or "no parts of this paper can be used without permission of author". Rather, say "when using parts of this paper please give proper citation and help yourself". Be delighted if someone wants to quote you ... (p.7)

Source: Glaser, B. G. (2006) The roots of grounded theory. The Grounded Theory Review, 5(2/3), 1-10.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

menggaul dan menguli ...

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
 اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh
Alhamdulillah syukur ... 
AlhamduLillah syukur ... that things are starting to jive, thoughts and understandings are built one upon the other ... perspective and vision getting clearer ... syukur AlhamduLillah
Thank you Dr Azrin for your five minutes ... Thank you Dr Hoda for the structure

... jazakumuLLah khair ...
 
~

a bit exhausted ... 
menggaul dan menguli ... but outcomes alhamduLillah most satisfying ...

bread? not exactly ... itu yang saya makan while ...

menggaul ayat ... menguli minda

:)
kneading dough - google image ...

~

so ...
 let me take it easy for a few moments ... and share this with you dear guests ... 
this was attributed to the founder of "Apple" but the concluding analysis is by a young engineer.

"I believe in Steve Jobs’ philosophy of taking life as it comes, explore every opportunity as it knocks and join/connect these dots in the future. 
Always be hungry for knowledge (Stay Hungry), Never think you know everything (Stay Foolish). 
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish"

i like that ...

Stay hungry ... Stay foolish

:)

the yummy finished products ...

bread - google image


 but at this stage mine is still raw ... still a long way from this ...

beautiful dough :) - google image


but again ... 

stay hungry for new perspectives ... and ... stay foolish - keep searching and asking

insyaAllah

and that's also the reason that i kept checking how the Brother is doing ...

http://zahariz.com/




Saturday, 12 April 2014

Menggaul tanah ... and Gelora di darat ... Menunggang angin lagi


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
 اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh
Alhamdulillah syukur ... 
AlhamduLillah syukur ... out of gelora lautan  ... and back on the nourishing solid ground kurnia Allah SWT yang banyak diabaikan ... tengok saja sepanjang perjalanan Seremban - Kuala Pilah ... tanah-tanah terbiar ... although now much better with padi being cultivated all over again ... AlhamduLillah.

image ... http://zahariz.com/ ... more about this below ...on  menunggang angin di darat ...

~

first ...
menggaul tanah ...

i am back in Baitul Maqdis ...  my thoughts that is ... and i have been wanting to share some of it on the Jordan Valley and its agricultural bounty.
Life moments are zooming so fast that I can only afford to offer a preview today ...

jordan valley ... google image

throughout the year ... winter spring summer or fall ... the valley is never left abandoned ...it appears to me that it's value is when there is less ...
when abundant such as ours ... sadly it is frequently abandoned ...


  life of a widow surviving on farming in the Jordan Valley
... for more please visit her here ...
http://jordantimes.com/family-run-ghor-al-mazraa-farm-a-lifeline-of-sustenance


lowest point in the area where the four seasons merge comfortably into each other ... for a land most fertile ...


Jordan Valley just ahead of the Dead Sea ... which we crossed on the way from Amman to Baitul Maqdis ...

~

and gelora di darat ... menunggang angin lagi ...

my sister directed me to this lone brother's amazing  journey (i had written lone wolf initially then i realised how wrong that was because he is not a predator ... rather an explorer of Allah's  (SWT) gift)

i realised the similarity of what he did at one stretch of the journey when he was cycling ahead of the wind and how he flew on cycle towards his destination in no time ...

again i am humbled by the same thought of how the gelora in the ocean propelled the original sailors from Tanah-tanah Melayu to the southern continents and back ...

barren land ... fertile land ... Allah SWT gives everybody a method for surviving ... MasyaAllah

please follow the Brother's journey ... here


http://zahariz.com/

we make du'a for his health and safety ...
so that we may also learn through him ... what we are not able to do ourselves ...


Friday, 4 April 2014

Melayu ... dan Laut ... Menunggang Angin

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
 اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh
Alhamdulillah syukur ... 
AlhamduLillah syukur ... and SubhanaLLah saya masih di laut ... trapped between wonder and fear ... and kurnia Allah SWT yang banyak terlupa ...

A024
 " And His are the ships sailing smoothly through the seas, lofty as mountains." 
<Al-Qur'an-Ar Rahman 55:24>
A070

"We have honoured the sons of Adam; provided them with transport on land and sea; given them for sustenance things good and pure; and conferred on them special favours, above a great part of our creation."
 <Al-Qur'an -Al-Isrâ 17:70>
~

google image ... phinisi

yes riding the wind ... menunggang angin ...

saya terpegun dengan terjemahan itu ... because it has implications beyond the sea ... in real life we have monsoons, turbulence and rough winds of life too ... so surely just like our forefathers who were expert in turning challenges and tough wind into opportunities for progress ...
so can we ...
we just have to learn and acquire the skill of ...
 how to ...
Menunggang Gelora a.k.a Cabaran Dalam Kehidupan ...

~

saya ambil ekstrak dari yang empunya cerita ...


Kapal-kapal orang Rom dan Arab mendominasi perdagangan dari Mesir ke India,namun majoriti perdagangan di antara India dan China dijalankan oleh kapal-kapal Melayu dan India.Ketika itu orang-orang China agak gerun dengan keadaan laut di selatan dan kurang berpengalaman dengan keganasan ombak dan perubahan angin di sekitar Kepulauan Melayu (Ini antara sebab kegagalan misi Monggol menawan Pulau Jawa dan menghalang armada China menawan Kepulauan Melayu).Holmgren,seorang sejarahwan Inggeris menulis:

"Alasan kekurangan minat orang China kepada perdagangan laut di sebelah selatan sebenarnya hanya dugaan dan sangkaan sahaja.Sebenarnya orang-orang China berasa takut dan tidak yakin untuk berlayar merapati pantai-pantai laut selatan yang berbahaya dan berisiko tinggi dengan perubahan angin monsun yang aneh,walhal orang Melayu,India dan Arab telah lama belajar secukupnya tentang angin bermusim dan pemanduan pelayaran untuk menghadapi lautan terbuka.Para pegawai di pelabuhan China Selatan,tidak menggalakkan aktiviti perdagangan yang tidak terkawal-satu polisi yang menggambarkan ciri pelabuhan di kerajaan tengah India.Hanya selepas kemungkinan tarikan komersil di zon perdagangan laut selatan menjadi ketara di abad kedua,perdagangan di laut selatan mula diterima secara rasmi namun dibataskan kepada setakat pelabuhan Vietnam,Chiou-Chi.Pelabuhan Canton pula hanya digunakan pada abad ke-6 Masehi.Secara mudah,dan tidak diragukan lagi ia lebih bertujuan untuk mengawal kelompok-kelompok pedagang Asia Tenggara yang beroperasi secara bermusim dari usaha untuk menggalakkan perkembangan perkapalan orang China.Komuniti pedagang yang digelar Po-ssu di pelabuhan-pelabuhan China yang dirujuk oleh rekod China pada awal abad Masehi adalah pedagang Sumatera atau Semenanjung Tanah Melayu yang berdagang wangi-wangian Parsi,kayu gaharu,kemenyan serta mutiara yang dibuat atau dikumpulkan dari hutan-hutan tropika dan pantai-pantai dari seluruh Asia Tenggara.Dalam banyak kes,inisiatif di dalam perdagangan antara China di utara dengan Semenanjung Tanah Melayu dan Sumatera di selatan adalah hampir semuanya digerakkan oleh pedagang Melayu.Jika pedagang China cuba mendekati laut selatan,mereka berbuat demikian mungkin hanya sebagai penumpang dalam kapal 'Po-ssu' yang dikendalikan oleh orang Melayu atau Indonesia"
(Holmgren (1980), p. 76)

 seterusnya penulis berkata ...

Beberapa catatan Barat seterusnya mengenai kemahiran terahsia bangsa Melayu yang tidak diketahui oleh anak-anak Melayu era siber dan rempit ini:

Dari Jones,sejarahwan Eropah:

"Ketika musim sejuk,kesejukan di Asia Tengah menyebabkan ketumpatan udara menjadi berat,ketika udara di laut lebih hangat dan ringan.Perbezaan dalam ketumpatan ini menyebabkan udara berat dari Asia Tengah menghembus menentang udara laut yang ringan,oleh itu dari Disember ke Mac angin kering dari Asia Tengah menghembus ke seluruh benua menuju ke lautan.Ketika bulan-bulan tertentu,angin ini adalah amat sukar diramal (ini yang digeruni oleh pelaut China).Walaupun ketika musim luruh,perubahan arah angin secara kasarnya lebih cepat,di dalam bulan April,pertukaran angin musim bunga dari dalam ke luar adalah lembab menyebabkan kesempatanvterjadinya jenis angin yang pelbagai dari September ke November.Mengambil kesempatan dari corak angin bermusim ini,para pelaut Melayu mula mengawal angin monsun dan 'menunggangnya'.Mereka berlayar dengan angin di belakang mereka,dengan ini mereka telah berlayar beribu batu ke destinasi yang jauh-jauh.Kemudian mereka menunggu sehingga angin bertukar arah,di mana ini membenarkan mereka berlayar pulang ke rumah,dengan angin tetap di belakang mereka,menolak mereka ke kampung halaman dengan mudah.
sila ke website beliau untuk ceritera yang lebih mendetail ...
~

more here ...

tetapi ...
suara kecilku bertanya ...
 siapakah yang sebenarnya mendapat manafaat dari kepandaian dan kemahiran ini?

~

menunggang gelora ... riding the storm
... towards a vision ...

 

Saturday, 29 March 2014

71 percent ...


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
 اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh
Alhamdulillah syukur ... 
AlhamduLillah syukur ... and SubhanaLLah for the wonder of the land and the vast sea ...
" And His are the ships sailing smoothly through the seas, lofty as mountains." 
<Qur'an-Rahman 55:24>

" We have honoured the sons of Adam, provided them with transport on land and sea..."
<Qur'an-Al 'Isrâ 17:70>

~


i am remembering the ocean too much these days ... SubhanaLLAH i am reminded of how much in water we really are ... 71% ...

and i am remembering an anak ...
 from the Orang Asli community who is presently pursuing her Master in what is broadly referred to as Oceanography in Plymouth ... our last meet here ...

so let me share more on this study ... 
for those students who have recently completed their SPM and STPM and other foundation studies ... 
it may just prod one into a lifetime of amazing study ...

~

a basic understanding of what one does in Oceanography Studies ...


~

Malaysian Universities offering related programs at both basic degree and post-graduate ... many more overseas of course


~
 
and a few amazing beauties and work horses (sea horses actually) that ply the oceans ...

just google ... boat wooden norway


boat - wooden - norway


boat - wooden - malaysia

boat - wooden - malaysia


boat - wooden - indonesia

~

and the amazing building process and builders ...

a boat builder - pulau duyong -  terengganu

a boat builder - pulau mabul - sabah

boat in the making - malaysia

details - norway

~

and for those among us who wish to learn more about boat building ...


~

and in case anyone is considering moving ...

here's one for sale ...

remember ... 
it's much much cheaper to live on a boat ... despite its initial investment (:)
more details here

and 
another for sale ...

Portugal registered ... 
built by the world renowned our own Pulau Duyong Boat Master Builder  ... Tn Haji Abdullah ... click for more of  his amazing story ...
just in case anyone thinks it's "crazy" idea ... just look at a "simple" one here ...

raja laut is the name ...
~
it's been a long time ... 
but this was my favourite past time in Brunei Darussalam ... the exhilarating boat ride (water taxi they said) ... in, around and beyond Kg Ayer ...
observing jelama and their activities ...

google image ... brunei boat kg ayer
 ~

to all ... 
have a productive weekend ... 
i have to ... InsyaAllah ...
after meeting Cikgu at the University yesterday :)


Thursday, 27 March 2014

riding the crest ... and suhaili


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
 اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh
Alhamdulillah syukur ... 
AlhamduLillah syukur ... Allahuakbar ... He the Most High gives cabaran ... but setiap satu ada cara selusur nya ... buat kita yang mahu belajar ... the wonder will never end ...

" And His are the ships sailing smoothly through the seas, lofty as mountains." 
<Qur'an-Rahman 55:24>

" We have honoured the sons of Adam, provided them with transport on land and sea..."
<Qur'an-Al 'Isrâ 17:70>

~
finding MH370 ... leads  me to the mysterious world of sailing ... and many lessons learned on human's capability to survive a challenge ...

here are some samples of ...
riding the crest of tough and turbulent times ... over and over ...
in company ...


and alone ...

at 29 ... a bearded young man - the winner of the Sunday Times Golden Globe round-the-world race of 1968-1969, in which he had sailed alone in his 32-foot ketch some 30,123 nautical miles at an average speed of 4.02 knots, without putting into a port, without anchoring, and without any outside assistance ... 312 days - 10 months of alone-ness ... and the ability to not sleep ...


"... i've no right to let me down after taking me this far ... "

Occasionally you'd get feeling a bit down, and you'd say, well, if this was easy, someone would have done it. I've got the chance to do it, because it isn't easy. So I'd better stop whinging because it's difficult and just get on with it. So I sort of talked myself around it ...


in Suhaili ...
the painting ... the painter's story here


the object ... started as a log ... the builder's story here

hand built from local teak in Bombay and named "Suhaili" - "Companion" in arabic ... is also the arabic name for the local south-east wind ... sailors' companion at sea ... 
for what is a sailboat without wind ...


and the route ... more here  

~

and Suhaili is the name ... 
a companion ... 
tough, strong and trustworthy ... MasyaAllah 


 so let go of our children ... 
to the oceans ... the air ... mountains and forests ... and the wild deserts both cold and hot ...


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

roaring forties and white capped foam ...


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
 اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh
Alhamdulillah syukur ... 
 
AlhamduLillah syukur ... for cuaca yang sederhana ... heat wave such as the one that we are having now is rare ... kata sahabat untuk ingatkan kita panas yang lebih dahsyat ...
 InsyaAllah kita ingat Ya Allah ...
 
 ~
 
detailed updates on the SAR operation in the Southern sea tell us the great risk to those involved ...
we can only pray for their safety ...
the Malaysian and all others who are going through tough weather and conditions for the job that must be done ...

 a cauldron of white capped foam and crashing waves ...
 more here
 
 
 the southern end of the world ... more here ...
 
  and why the mariners called the Southern Ocean as ...
 the Roaring Forties ...

The area below 40 degrees of south latitude was named the “Roaring 40s” by mariners who, centuries ago, discovered it as a southern ocean superhighway to India. Here, winds were virtually guaranteed to move ships eastward from the southern tip of Africa. Nineteenth-century maps show a thick band of shipping in a straight line near the 40th parallel. 
 (Modern-day ships, with no need for the wind, barely go there.)



and here ...



~

... but ...
contrary to what the mariners said ... who lost God at the "Screaming Sixties"
 the Creator has created this ... 
for those who want to understand ...

Allahu Akbar الله أكبر


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

ambiguous no more ...


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
 اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh
Alhamdulillah syukur ... 
 
AlhamduLillah syukur ... for each moment shared with loved ones ... dalam senang dan susah ... dalam tangis dan ketawa ... dari kecil sehingga dewasa ... mendoakan redha Allah SWT buat yang telah mendahului kita ... pastinya kita akan ke sana juga ... Inna Lillahi wainna ilaihi rajiu'un ...

~

yes ... ambiguous no more ... grieving begins ... May Allah SWT have mercy on the grieving families ...
Prof Pauline Boss discusses the pain and tribulations and learning to live with unresolved grief in Ambiguous Loss ... Here

... however for the believers ... 
i am remembering the words of the former CEO of Celcom whose wife, two daughters and his wife's sister were among those on board MH370 ... on that first day of loss he said ...

"Allah SWT put them there" 

~

yes ... 
daun yang gugur itu pun tidak akan jatuh ke tanah tanpa izinNya ... May Allah SWT guide our every thought and step ... Ameen Ya Rabb ...

~

on board ... more here ...


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