Wednesday, June 20, 2007
EktaOne Website
Well read in SikhSangat forum that EktaOne website will be launched back. Had a peek and this is what i SAW...

Go and have a look if the screenshoot above is not clear. Click here

Kinda glad that the site will be coming back up. Lets wait and see what happens on 01/07/07..

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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Hey Waheguruji... A Poem
~ A beautiful poem that is worth more than gold. Serves as a great reminder to all of us ~

Today, upon a bus, I saw a girl with golden hair and wished I was as fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and wore a crutch. But as she passed, she had a smile.
Hey Waheguruji, forgive me when I whine. I have 2 legs, the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy. The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad. If I were late, it'd do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me, "I thank you, you've been so kind.
It's nice to talk with folks like you. You see," he said, "I'm blind."
Hey Waheguruji, forgive me when I whine. I have 2 eyes, the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play. He did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said, "Why don't you join the others, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word. And then I knew, he couldn't hear.
Hey Waheguruji, forgive me when I whine. I have 2 ears, the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I'd go.
With eyes to see the sunset's glow.
With ears to hear what I'd know.
Hey Waheguruji, forgive me when I whine.
I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tioman Trip
A week ago, a group of us from System Management team (my team) and Client team went for a trip to Tioman as an event for our "Team Building".. There were around 35 of us (including spouses and children) who went for this trip.

We started of on Friday from KL at 8am to Mersing to catch the 2.30pm ferry to Tioman. There was another group (Client Team) which took the 10.00 am ferry from Tg Gemok.

Once reaching Kluang we were suppose to take the Nittar road leading to Mersing. However we missed the turning and ended up using the Jamaluang road leading to Mersing. It was really the longest 1 hour car ride I had. The roads were so winding and there were no sign of human along the road. At one point we actually saw monkeys waiting at the Bus stop! :)

Winding roads from Jamaluang to Mersing
It was also rather interesting in the ferry. We had to wait from 2pm till 2.45pm in the ferry as the ferry operator were trying to get passengers. Even though there were no more place in the ferry they kept getting passengers to enter the ferry. It took us 2 1/2 hrs to reach our stop in tioman as there were passengers that were going to Pulau Rawa.

In the ferry
Pulau Rawa

By the time we reached our stop we were actually so relieved. We were really tired with the whole day of travelling. We were putting up in Berjaya Tioman.

Next day we went for snokerling. It was awesome for me (my first time). Imagine being dropped in 25 feet water ;) .. We were suppose to go for an hour of snokerling but somehow Berjaya guys sorta forgot about it and we ended up being in the water for 3 hours. I did not mind a single bit. I had an awesome time having fishes all around me and watching some amazing corals :) Some snaps below. Will try to upload the snaps we took when we went snokerling as that was taken with an underwater camera
Before Snokerling

After Snokerling

After the snokerling and lunch we chartered a van to go around, just wanted to see the place around and of course paying a visit to the DUTY FREE shops ;-)... Yes Tioman is a DUTY FREE island!

This is how they pour petrol in Tioman. Petrol is sold in mineral bottles

The really narrow roads in Tioman.

Huge "Biawak"
The chalet I was staying in @ Berjaya Tioman

Part of the System Management Team family :)

Ferry approaching Jetty

Back to Mersing

All in all it was a nice short relaxing trip; away from the mad rush of KL and away from all the stress from work. Kudos to the organising committee! Cant wait for the year end trip to Cherating (Club Med).. :)

For more photos click here

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Monday, June 11, 2007
Moments of Reflection
10 dollars look so big when we take it to Gurdwara,
But so small when we take it to the store.
60 minutes is long when we are sitting in Gurdwara,
But short when shopping, playing soccer, or watching television.
We believe what a person or newspaper says,
But question what GuruJi says.
We can't think of anything to say when we pray,
But don't have any difficulty when we gossip.
We need 2 or 3 weeks to fix a prayer or kirtan event into our schedule,
But have no prob adjusting for a social event in the last minute.
We get thrilled when a soccer game goes into extra time,
But complain when a Gurdwara service takes longer than usual.
We scramble to get a front row seat at a bhangra concert,
But look for a back row seat at the Gurdwara.
It is difficult to share GuruJi's words with others,
But simple to spread rumours.

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Water Taxi
This happen at my condominium. It was raining really very heavily. I went down to get some letters that I forgot from my postbox. The next thing I saw was a taxi going straight into the swimming pool.

I was REALLY SHOCKED! At first I thought the driver was drunk but evantually he told that he couldnt make out where was the road as it was raining really heavily and he entered the pathway meant for joggers around the swimming pool and when he tried making a U-turn his car went straight into the pool.
Quite a shocking incident...

Here are some more pictures taken.

The story also came out in NST today. To read the story click here

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Thursday, June 7, 2007
Analogy on reason to recite Gurbani
This is an excellent analogy:

He mentioned that at one time, a young child went to a Sikh Saint, and stated that no, matter how hard he tried to keep Gurbani in his heart, he just could not understand or keep it. He stated that his mind was not a bucket, but a strainer, which let everything pass through and did not contain the meaning of gurbani.

The saint said "let us try an experiment. Here is a strainer, and here is some water, and pour a bucket of water through the strainer. " The child did this and said " see the water was not contained, it just passed through, my mind is just like this". The saint said. " Do it once more" , he did, and still the water passed through the strainer. The saint said. " Do it ten times at least". The child did, and at the end of this experiment, he said " See water still passes through, no matter how many times , and how many buckets we pass through it" . The saint said. " Look carefully at the strainer and see if there is any thing different." The child did, and his eyes were filled with tears, and he said. "Yes, i see the differnce now, the grimy dirty strainer is now shiny and bright, like never before.

The saint said. " My son, this is what Gurbani does for you, it cleans your mind, and even if you do not realize it, it slowly cleanses your mind, and protects you from the five vices. The more you recite Gurbani, your mind will not only become shinier, but become like the bucket itself, which will not only become clean , but hold the meaning of Gurbani in your heart"

The child smiled, and felt he had received the best example of the power of Gurbani, ever.

Frankly, we are no different than the child.
As long as we try to recite Gurbani, and understand the meaning, we too will find strength and control to overcome the five vices. Waheguru.....

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