Friday, December 11, 2015

Gara-Gara Air Reverse Osmosis sales talk

Had a friend came over to my house, to promote a Reverse Osmosis filter for drinking water. Never like to drink RO water anyway (all minerals have been filtered out), always prefer mineral water.

Tapi...saja gatal nak check alQuran, and here what I found :
Characteristics of the Rain water
Now lets reckon some of the characteristics associated with the water descending from the sky i.e.: rainwater.The rainwater is considered exactly as distilled water, resulting from the vaporization of the water from the seas and its condensation in the form of clouds then it descending as rain . Therefore it is thoroughly pure water. The rainwater can remove the dirt on the human skin more than the regular water, thus this water is considered a disinfectant used in medicine .It is free from the viruses and bacteria, also possessing the feature of the absorption of metals, gases and dust particles and any substance that comes into contact with it on a large scale, therefore it is an antiseptic to the atmosphere as well. 
After knowing these attributes we find that they meet accurately the single worded expression in the Qur'an about the rainwater, where Allah says: (And We send down from the sky pure water) The criterion, 48. The word "Tahura" (purified) in the language means the removal of dirt and impurities and the abstinence from it as stated in the dictionary.
The Fresh (Sweet) Water
It is noticeable that the Quran differentiates between the word "Tahur"/pure and "Furat"/sweet in its verses for Allah says: (and have given you to drink sweet water.) Al-Mursalat, 27. The water we drink from the rivers, springs and wells is acceptable and taste sweet because it contains quantity of the minerals like iron that causing the water to taste sweet. This definition suits the expression "Furatan"/sweet. The term "Furat"/sweet water in the language is the water with acceptable taste as described in the linguistic dictionaries .While the descending water from the sky is distilled water which possesses the characteristics of sterilization and cleansing and carries not taste! Therefore the Divine described it as "Tahura". So is there repetition in the Quran or is it a miracle?
The water as it descends from the sky is pure but when it mixes with the minerals and salts present in the land and become "Furatan"/sweet. Even though, the Qur'an speaks about the river waters, we find it using the term "Furatan"/sweet and not "Tahuran"/pure.
- extracted from 'Kinds of Holy Water in Holy Quran (
Sorry friend. Yes, there's a risk of our water contaminated with unsafe pollutants. For now, I'll take my chances with the municipal water and their adherence to WHO drinking water standards. In future? Who knows. Wallahu'alam.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Another Office-Mate's Wedding

Indian wedding...but we missed the ritual, walk around the fire and all...allaaaaaaaaa. We were soo looking forward. There were 5 of us and this was the first Indian wedding that we attended. It was done in a Hindu temple right in Ipoh. The driver blamed it on the traffic lights in Ipoh (lame...yeaa..). Hema (the bride) did warn us to come early since they have to be very punctual with the ceremony. For them, the auspicious time is between 9 - 1030am,
We got to the temple at 1045am, had to remove our shoes at the temple gate, which we done hastily and awkwardly. Walk bare-footed to the temple building and saw the bride and groom was already on the pelamin, di tepung tawar oleh sanak saudara and rakan2..alllaaaaaa....
So kitaorg mempacakkan diri di tepi pelamin, watching the tepung tawar (renjis air mawar, tabur beras kuning etc2). One of us remarked, 'Eh, lebih kurang je macam org Melayu nye wedding.' To which I reminded..'Kita yg tiru adat diaorg'.
To Hema & Jeevan, may you have a happy and everlasting marriage
After ber'wefie' and renjis2 Hema & hubby, makan time ehehehe. We were told not to worry since the food will be all vegetarian. This is to accommodate fellow Hindus who are vegetarians, but most importantly to respect the temple and its samis.
Sayur dhall, kentang masak merah? peria goreng, kari bendi, mangga masak apa tah and tauhu kicap. I don't know what the bubur's name is. Got dhall, raisins, macam cendol (tapi kuning), sagu. It was sweet and rich with herbs.
Hmmm...takde rezeki tgk ceremony. But it was sure an enjoyable daytrip/ road trip. Oh well...kena tunggu office mate Indian yang lain kahwin. 

Human watching at BGRC Water Park

Bukit Gambang Resort city, we stayed there for 2 nights last month during Deepavali holiday. Safari park was ok-ok. Water park was also ok-ok but kids enjoyed themselves so much at the Water Park, no surprise there.
Me & husband? We spent half of the time watching the kids. The other half of the time, we did human watching. Of particular interest, watching the people waiting for the big fish water tank to tip over, so that they can be washed over with this HUGE amount of water.
There were 3 fish water tanks. Fish 1 too small, it was ignored. Fish 3 is the biggest and takes longest time to fill up and tip over, it was also ignored. We saw a bunch of people sitting patiently in the wading pool under the Fish 2, the middle sized tank. And we saw more and more people joined in and sit close together. All facing the Fish 2 and looking up with expectation.
We watched them for like 10-15 minutes and finally we did see Fish 2 slowly tipping over. Every now & then somebody would shout excitedly when the tank inched an angle. Then Fish 2 stopped, it was stuck. The human bunch waited a bit more (just in case it WILL tipped over) and getting frustrated, making some noises 'Alaaaa..' or such. Hahaha ! Kesian, frust..kitaorg pun frust tak dapat tengok diaorg di simbah air.
Biggest Fish
Then one by one got up and switched to Fish 3, the biggest one. This time the crowd was even bigger than before. More and more people joined in. Like before, they sat facing Fish 3, looking up excitedly. 20-25 minutes or so, seriously...I did check the time. Then it finally happened. Fish 3 tipped over and everybody shouted, screamed and laughed excitedly while being washed over with the gush of water (we also laughed). Good for them! After waiting more than 30 minutes, they finally got washout out. The crowd then got up one by one and dispersed. Sekian, terima kasih. That was it...rasa lawak pun ye. Me & husband actually had fun watching them.