Monday, June 18, 2007

Dunia baru! : All the best wishes to Sakinah…

In a few week’s time my daughter, Nur Sakinah, will set her her foot into a local IPTA. She'll be pursuing her dream to become an accountant.

As a father, I feel proud that my eldest child is now ready to take flight, striking out on her own to prepare for career. And adulthood.

My dear Sakinah, you will already know this, but let me tell you all the same. You shall soon be sailing into un-charted waters. A Dunia Baru, if you like. Insya ALlah, three years from now, after getting good grades in your diploma, I'm sure you'd choose a good local university to continue with your degree course. After all that is your final aim, right? And soon after, before you know it, it will be time to start out on your career.

Sakinah, to pursue a goal we all need to make some sacrifices along the way. So be prepared for them - "bersusah-susah dahulu, bersenang-senang kemudian..." goes the Malay saying. Enjoy your student life by all means (like I did). But be focused, always, on where you are heading, and whom you want to be.

“You can be anything that you want.
The only person who can stop it, is YOU!”

Remember those words from the movie we saw together recently? That movie might just have be for fun and entertainment then. But believe me when I say this, those words are as good a principle to go by, if we are ever to go far in life. Think about this my dear.

Sakinah, you've been away from home before. Two years at Sekolah Menengah Teknik was followed up by a tough 3 months stint at the PLKN in Pasir Putih. I know you’ll be able to take good care of your self.

And what's more, you've grown matured, too, now. Hmm, mind you, you have always been the cool-headed type - living up to the name you carry no doubt, “sakinah”, which means “ketenangan”. But whatever you do, and no matter how far you go, please do not forget your roots. Remember your family. Remember your duty as a student in search of knowledge. And most of all, do not forget our duties (yours, mine, and the rest of us in the family) to ALlah SWT.

"Jauh di mata, dekat di hati"... I want you to know that I am always available whenever you need a guide and a friend. I’m just a phone call away, you know! :-)

May Allah show His mercy on us all. And I pray that you will always be in His guidance throughout your quest in search of knowledge.

Abah and Umi love you Sakinah, and we wish you all the best and good luck!

5 comments:

KotaStar said...

Thanks for the info and write up about the Japanese do. We will try to be there on that date. I have read previous report and will be interesting to see the happenings.
Congrats to Sakinah and to you for the 'doa' and 'harapan tinggi' untuk anak yang dikasihi. I would like to remind you that there is another occassion when you have to make a similar wish or 'speech'. i.e the day she leaves yr home with her new found love.
Less we forget AlFatihah to the recent departed.
Pak Non

KotaStar said...

Thanks for the info and write up about the Japanese do. We will try to be there on that date. I have read previous report and will be interesting to see the happenings.
Congrats to Sakinah and to you for the 'doa' and 'harapan tinggi' untuk anak yang dikasihi. I would like to remind you that there is another occassion when you have to make a similar wish or 'speech'. i.e the day she leaves yr home with her new found love.
Less we forget AlFatihah to the recent departed.
Pak Non

KotaStar said...

Thanks for the info and write up about the Japanese do. We will try to be there on that date. I have read previous report and will be interesting to see the happenings.
Congrats to Sakinah and to you for the 'doa' and 'harapan tinggi' untuk anak yang dikasihi. I would like to remind you that there is another occassion when you have to make a similar wish or 'speech'. i.e the day she leaves yr home with her new found love.
Less we forget AlFatihah to the recent departed.
Pak Non

djasriza said...

Assalamualaikum

I got to know about your blog from my Father "Zainol Abidin Mohamed" owner of kotastar.blogspot.com

Thank you for introducing the world of blog to my father.. he is really keen into it now..
and congratulation to your daughter... I use to study at UiTM , doing my Masters for 1 1/2 year, wish a successful journey to your daughter.

Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

djasriza

Thank you for your kind words for Sakinah.

As for Pak Non, he is my father's buddy. Whoever is Apak's friend, is MY friend too, simple as that.

I'm glad he's enjoying blogging.
He has got a wealth of experience, and what's more, he writes very well too. I would have been a shame if his stories went untold.