Friday, May 1, 2009 By: JMimie

O My....It's May are here finally. A long awaited month is REALLY here...OMG!! How could I describe the mixture of feelings that've been bugging inside me all this while? Extremely happy + scared + hopeful + unsure + excited + anxious + worry are all there...but what's the fuss about May by the way? A lot. It means loads of things, at least to me personally.

1) May - generally signifies rest, family retreat, happiness, laughter, celebration as well as aramaiti to those who celebrate Tadau Tagayo Do Kaamatan.

2) May - someone special will be celebrating his birthday 6 days from now :-)

3) May - Time for me to seriously assess how much I've achieved so far . Also a time to remind that half of the year has gone and only about 60% of the year left for me to carry on with the rest of my visions.

4) May - The final countdown starts...the time is approaching...owww...the excitement of anticipating a long expected moment to take place was just too overwhelming and unbearable sometimes...the closer the day to come the more I feel inconfident in myself...gosh...This is no helpful at all! Motivating tips please...

HAPPY HARVEST FESTIVAL TO ALL SABAHANS wherever you are. Enjoy the month/day safely and harmoniously!


Anonymous said...

Hai pinsan....
The nafs is an evil person in the government and the society of the self
It is the criminals who are very evil bringing this destruction inside and outside the self
If the government and the society in the self are not strong, the teacher and the ruler do not have authority, the evil of the nafs will reign
If he reign, he will use the people in the self for his evil
The people are the esoteric parts (jawarih)
Like the hands, the feet, the eyes, the ears, the nose, the mouth,the private parts and others
The nafs will use the esoteric parts (the people in the self) for its own interests
The mind is like a teacher or ruler not capable too, of leading the nafs,the nafs continue to be evil
The king in the self too do not have the authority, not capable of looking after the people of the self
If the leader is not capable of leading, the king too have been captivated by the nafs
The nafs have changed to become the king, the king has become its puppet
This is even more so when the mind as teacher and leader can be used,the government and the people in the self will be destroy
The one who is in power in the self are the evil people that is the nafs
When the nafs is evil, having power as the king, replacing the king
The king have numerous whims, his habits keep on changing
There are times when he is angry, egoistic, embittered, hate, revenge, boastful,always wanting entertainment, always wanting comfort
He instigate the nafs to fulfill his needs
The nafs direct the people in the body to implement the needs of the king who is cooperating with the nafs
And thus the people of the self move to become evil because of the orders of the nafs and the king
And thus the people in the self commit various crimes
The hands are used to beat, to kill, to steal, to rob
The eyes become vicious to look for opportunities to act
The ears eavesdrop to hear news to commit evil
The mouth talk, slander, instigate, criticise, scold
The private part become prostitute, rape, sodomize, become lesbians, commit adultery
The feet walk toward the place to commit evil
As a result not only the people in the government and the society are destroyed
But even the society outside the self is also destroyed and in chaos
That is the evil of the nafs when they are not trained
The king in the self can be influenced, the people in the self can be used by the nafs
This is because the mind that is the teacher or the leader in the self no longer can play a role
The nafs not only become the king but also act to become god
And thus all the people in the self too make the nafs their god

Anonymous said...


Women wear masks as they wait inside a Mixcoac health center in Mexico City, April 24, 2009 - Reuters


MEXICO CITY – The swine flu epidemic entered a dangerous new phase Monday as the death toll climbed in Mexico and the number of suspected cases there and in the United States nearly doubled. The World Health Organization raised its alert level but stopped short of declaring a global emergency.

The United States advised Americans against most travel to Mexico and ordered stepped up border checks in neighboring states. The European Union health commissioner advised Europeans to avoid nonessential travel both to Mexico and parts of the United States.

The virus poses a potentially grave new threat to the U.S. economy, which was showing tentative early signs of a recovery. A widespread outbreak could batter tourism, food and transportation industries, deepening the recession in the U.S. and possibly worldwide.

The suspected number of deaths rose to 149 in Mexico, the epicenter of the outbreak with nearly 2,000 people believed to be infected.

The number of U.S. cases rose to 48, the result of further testing at a New York City school, although none was fatal. Other U.S. cases have been reported in Ohio, Kansas, Texas and California. Worldwide there were 73 cases, including six in Canada, one in Spain and two in Scotland.

While the total cases were still measured in hundreds, not thousands, Mexican Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova said the epidemic was entering an extremely dangerous phase, with the number of people infected mushrooming even as authorities desperately ramped up defenses.

"We are in the most critical moment of the epidemic. The number of cases will keep rising, so we have to reinforce preventative measures," Cordova said at a news conference.

The WHO raised the alert level to Phase 4, meaning there is sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus causing outbreaks in at least one country.

Its alert system was revised after bird flu in Asia began to spread in 2004, and Monday was the first time it was raised above Phase 3.

"At this time, containment is not a feasible option," as the virus has already spread to several other countries, said WHO Assistant Director-General Keiji Fukuda.

Putting an alert at Phases 4 or 5 signals that the virus is becoming increasingly adept at spreading among humans. That move could lead governments to set trade, travel and other restrictions aimed at limiting its spread.

Phase 6 is for a full-blown pandemic, characterized by outbreaks in at least two regions of the world.

It could take 4-6 months before the first batch of vaccines are available to fight the virus, WHO officials said.

Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan said they would quarantine visitors showing symptoms of the virus amid global fears of a pandemic, an epidemic spread over a large area, either a region or worldwide.

President Barack Obama said the outbreak was reason for concern, but not yet "a cause for alarm."

Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that so far the virus in the United States seems less severe than in Mexico. Only one person has been hospitalized in the U.S.

"I wouldn't be overly reassured by that," Besser told reporters at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, raising the possibility of more severe cases in the United States.

"We are taking it seriously and acting aggressively," Besser said. "Until the outbreak has progressed, you really don't know what it's going to do."

U.S. customs officials began checking people entering U.S. territory. Millions of doses of flu-fighting medications from a federal stockpile were on their way to states, with priority given to the five already affected and to border states. Federal agencies were conferring with state and international governments.

"We want to make sure that we have equipment where it needs to be, people where they need to be and, most important, information shared at all levels," said Janet Napolitano, head of the Homeland Security Department.

"We are proceeding as if we are preparatory to a full pandemic," Napolitano said.

She said travel warnings for trips to Mexico would remain in place as long as swine flu is detected.

Mexico canceled school at all levels nationwide until May 6, and the Mexico City government said it was considering a complete shutdown, including all public transportation, if the death toll keeps rising. Labor Secretary Javier Lozano Alarcon said employers should isolate anyone showing up for work with fever, cough, sore throat or other signs of the flu.

Even some of Mexico's most treasured national holidays were affected by the swine flu alert.

Authorities announced Monday the cancellation of the annual Cinco de Mayo parade, in which people in period costumes celebrate Mexican troops' defeat of a French army on May 5, 1862. The national labor umbrella group announced the cancellation of Mexico City's traditional May 1 parade and the National Institute of Anthropology and History said all of its 116 museums nationwide would be closed until further notice.

Amid the warnings, the Mexican government grappled with increasing criticism of its response. At least two weeks after the first swine flu case, the government has yet to say where and how the outbreak began or give details on the victims.

The health department lacked the staff to visit the homes of all those suspected to have died from the disease, Cordova said.

Cordova said 1,995 people have been hospitalized with serious cases of pneumonia since the first case of swine flu was reported April 13. The government does not yet know how many were swine flu.

He said tests show a 4-year-old boy contracted the virus before April 2 in Veracruz state, where a community has been protesting pollution from a large pig farm.

The farm is run by Granjas Carroll de Mexico, a joint venture half owned by Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, Inc. Spokeswoman Keira Ullrich said the company has found no clinical signs or symptoms of the presence of swine flu in its herd or its employees working anywhere in Mexico.

Mexico's Agriculture Department said Monday that its inspectors found no sign of swine flu among pigs around the farm in Veracruz, and that no infected pigs have been found yet anywhere in Mexico.

As if the country did not have enough to deal with, Cordova's comments were briefly interrupted by a 5.6-magnitude earthquake in southern Mexico that rattled already jittery nerves and sent mask-wearing office workers into the streets of the capital.

Aside from the confirmed cases, 13 are suspected in New Zealand, and one is suspected in both France and Israel.

European Union Health Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou advised Europeans to avoid nonessential travel to Mexico and parts of the United States, although Besser said that including the U.S. in the advisory seemed unwarranted at this time.

State Department spokesman Robert A. Wood said Vassiliou's remarks were his "personal opinion," not an official EU position, and therefore the department had no comment.

"We don't want people to panic at this point," Wood said.

The U.S. stepped up checks of people entering the country by air, land and sea, and the State Department warned U.S. citizens to avoid nonessential travel to Mexico. It said those who live in Mexico should avoid hospitals or clinics there unless they have a medical emergency.

The best way to keep the disease from spreading, Besser said, is by taking everyday precautions such as frequent handwashing, covering up coughs and sneezes, and staying away from work or school if not feeling well. He said authorities are not recommending that people wear masks at work because evidence that it is effective "is not that strong."

Besser said about 11 million doses of flu-fighting drugs from a federal stockpile have been sent to states in case they are needed. That's roughly one quarter of the doses in the stockpile, he said.

There is no vaccine available to prevent the specific strain now being seen, he said, but some antiflu drugs do work once someone is sick.

If a new vaccine eventually is ordered, the CDC already has taken a key preliminary step — creating what's called seed stock of the virus that manufacturers would use.

Many of the cases outside Mexico have been relatively mild. Symptoms include a fever of more than 100, coughing, joint aches, severe headache and, in some cases, vomiting and diarrhea.

European and U.S. markets bounced back from early losses as pharmaceutical stocks were lifted by expectations that health authorities will increase stockpiles of anti-viral drugs. Stocks of airlines, hotels and other travel-related companies posted sharper losses.

WHO spokesman Peter Cordingley singled out air travel as an easy way the virus could spread, noting that the WHO estimates that up to 500,000 people are on planes at any time.

Governments in Asia — with potent memories of previous flu outbreaks — were especially cautious. Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines dusted off thermal scanners used in the 2003 SARS crisis and were checking for signs of fever among passengers from North America. South Korea, India and Indonesia also announced screening.

In Malaysia, health workers in face masks took the temperatures of passengers as they arrived on a flight from Los Angeles.

China said anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms within two weeks of arrival had to report to authorities.

China, Russia and Ukraine were among countries banning imports of pork and pork products from Mexico and three U.S. states that have reported swine flu cases, while other countries, such as Indonesia, banned all pork imports.

The CDC says people cannot get the flu by eating pork or pork products.

Germany's leading vacation tour operators were skipping stops in Mexico City as a precaution. The Hannover-based TUI said trips through May 4 to Mexico City were being suspended, including those operated by TUI itself and through companies 1-2 Fly, Airtours, Berge & Meer, Grebeco and L'tur.

Japan's largest tour agency, JTB Corp., suspended tours to Mexico through June 30. Russian travel agencies said about a third of those planning to travel to Mexico in early May had already canceled.

O Mortals, Where is Your Supremacy

Allah released his minute, microscopic soldiers consisting of various species of bacterias and virus and human beings are incapable of defending and fighting against the attacks. Various troops of army are set up to confront the aggressors. There are medical troops, research troops, provision troops and many others.Hi-tech machines with the latest and the state of the art technology are being used in the war, however these microscopic organisms have never been defeated. There has never been any ceasefire, they have never shown any signs of surrender. They have been continuously waging war against their enemies irrespective of time and place.

Mortals get killed almost daily and there are lots of sufferings and hardships all over the world.Immeasurable amount of wealth and money have been sacrificed for this purpose.

O humans, where is your strength?
Where is your supremacy?

How powerless human beings are, incapable of battling against the minute organisms of bacteria!
Why don't they realize these as learning experience
Why don't they take them as object lessons
For them to concede, to be humble and submissive
Getting rid of egoism, boastfulness and self satisfied
Hopefully there's total surrender towards God
Bowing and supplicating to Him
Submitting and obeying His rules
Making remembrance ( zikr), tahmid and tasbih to Him

Little Mike (LM) said...

Bulan lima sudah sampai... aramai tii.. hehe... semoga terus bergembira dan menikmati sepenuhnya keringan bulan May... Happy birthday kepada mereka yang menyambut hari lahir dalam bulan ini... :)

hati2.. swine flu tahap 5 sudah...

Mogoron said...

Boh pinsan mimie, mad ko sinoruwang koh diti dot amu elaan nunu song winangun. Madko osima banar ot potiboroson. Tandayan sino ki.

JMimie said...

Woww...what a comment!

Thanks...ya, selamat hari jadi kpd sesiapa saja yg sewaktu dengannya:)

Pinsan Mogoron,
Ilo no belo...yoku nga aku i orotiyan ong nunu komoyoon di ambaya ad sawat dilo...napalid i banar to dati, aso kinalagaan nga siti..sisimoyoon i bo gima tu kalung ilo no dialo gama popentutun dot piromutan daton..pinsan ka bo gima..

Fernanda Ferreira said...

Hi JMimie,

May is a bit all that to everyone, I think...perhaps a bit different here in Europe...not sure ;)
To me May is time to reborn; I hate winter, rain and gloomy days. Spring is finally here, hopefully to stay. Time to eat cherries (loads of them)and by the end of the month I can go to the beach or just stay in the pool...How I long for that...