Saturday, 25 August 2012

The Celebration of Taking Pictures

Each year the celebration of Eid Fitr has become more and more of a grand scale photography sessions for many families. The advancement of technology has given people the opportunities to keep their memories for a very long time. This is to the advantage of the future generations, who will be able to look back one day of how our celebrations are held today. There is no need to own a DSLR camera or any other sophisticated camera to capture moments nowadays. Suffice if one has a hand phone with a camera. Every movement made is snapped in order not to miss any memorable jiffies.

This year taking pictures has become a routine. You are the odd one out if no pictures are taken. I guess I have been the odd one for the past two years.  I learned that what is shot in a second does not reflect the truth of the circumstance. Those smiles captured are for that moment for the sake of the photo session(s). Aside from that, there is already a trend of being showy. The intention of taking photos is no more mainly for
reminiscences but to post them on social websites for the whole world to see. It's like a silent competition among these people to compete with one another through those postings.

Some even went to the extreme end of photographing the ugliest look one can make. And thus, there are group photos of people in their Raya outfits looking like a bunch of quirks. I am sure they have reasons for doing that but then again, off late, people don't seem to need any reason to do anything.

For those who are in the "lovey dovey" mood, they will capture themselves (using their hand phone) looking into each other's eyes or just their hands clutching (anyone can claim those are their hands). These are private affairs but they desire for the world to see them in such state by posting those photos on FB.

I hope one day these people who take too many unnecessary pictures will stop and think of those unfortunate ones who will never be able to understand even the joy of living. In whatever we do, the best way is always to be moderate.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Gaining and Losing Interest...

Five months have passed since I last wrote here. I have not lost the interest in writing but the work load doesn't seem to unload from week to week. So much to share with so little time at hand and thus opportunities slipped away with much regrets.

Ramadhan 1433H has left, leaving so many good memories to be kept close in my heart. What I have determined to do for quite some time, I managed to make it happened in that month. Alhamdulillah, Allah has given me the NUR to live the rest of my life the way it should be. I extend my prayers everyday now that He will not take that NUR away from me until my time is done here.

Throughout the month I have also managed to lose my interest in hoping for a friend to be fair in the friendship that we share. The hope has hurt me deeply but not anymore. If others do not see my worth as a friend to act fairly in upholding a good relationship, then, I have made up my mind that the friend is not worth keeping. Ramadhan this time has taught me acceptance in the truest sense, without the slightest despair.

What I gained is much more precious to what I have finally lost. Alhamdulillah...