Friday, September 28, 2001

Books for September/October Readings

I have been eyeing these two books for the past few months but they were too expensive for me.(in hard covers). Now,they are available in paperback - A Painted House by John Grisham and The Code Book by Simon Singh.

Currently : reading Tasauf Moden half way through.

Friday, September 21, 2001

I have been neglecting my books the last few days because I was reading reports and personal stories about the tragedy of WTC:-(( This event caught the whole world by suprise. I am digesting the news and hopefully I could 'read' the meaning of the meaning!

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Just bought the special edition of Newsweek-full of tragic pictures of WTC. Now, I know the real meaning of the phrase that a picture is worth more than a thousand words! Reading the story is one thing, undertanding the meaning of the event is another.

Friday, September 14, 2001

Bought Oct Issue of Fast Company.This the 5th annual anniversary issue. Btw, I bought the firts issue five years ago but could not trace it:-((
New Motto: Work is serious fun!
The old motto: Work is personal;Computing is social;Knowledge is power and Break the rules!

Friday, September 07, 2001

Last night I visited a schoolmate at ICU Pantai Medical Centre.He is one year older than me but he is dying on a bed fully supported by Life Support system(LSS). In about 30 minutes from now,the family has decided to disconnect LSS because there is no way he could recover. Death is waiting for him any time now.My "reading" of the case is simply that this thing can happen to anyone-only this time it happens to Khairuddin.Only miracles can save him.
Some of the words are not written;we must be able to read them.Many are written all over the world, but most of us failed to read them.
Life is very short-so make the best of it everyday while you can.
(PS: My friend passed away about noon on 9.9.2001)

Thursday, September 06, 2001

Now,the school holidays has started for my youngest son. He is 12 yrs old and has just finished his UPSR. He told me to buy his form one text books but I replied not yet. I prefer him to read non text books for the holidays so that he develops a reading habit and becomes not only educated but cultured as well.

"Reading makes a man".

It is my personal ambition to get all my kids to acquire the good reading habit before they left me.So far, I managed to get one out of three;-)

Monday, September 03, 2001

Strengh In Numbers is a book I bought some years back but never had the time to read it . My son's maths teacher borrowed it for a year and returned to me only a year ago.Somehow, I kept postphoning reading it. Now it is staring at my face.

Yesterday I read the first chapter.I hope to read it this month to refresh my little mind on the beauty of mathematics.

Sunday, September 02, 2001

It has been more than a year since I bought Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine. However,this September issue is a special one. It is the 5th anniversary of YIL. It contains a lot of stories about the people and the Internet.
So, I bought it and now reading every page of it!
The dotcoms come and go, but I believe the Internet will stay.

Saturday, September 01, 2001

Bought the September issue of Reader's Digest. Also a special issue of Yahoo!- the fifth anniversary.
Somehow, I am not in the mood to read books but prefer to read short stories and articles from magazines.