My 42nd Birthday

Alhamdulillah, I have been blessed by Allah to celebrate my 42nd birthday today. Normally, I look forward to celebrating my birthday but however, lately (after I reached the 4 series age..) I realised that birthday celebration is about reminding ourselves that the end is near – just like the Malay saying ‘Rumah kata pergi, Kubur kata mari‘. This is one of the knowledge hidden from us but only known to Allah. I would like to take this opportunity to mark the day that I believe, I became wiser in the sense that life is short and what has to be done for the future – both in this lifetime and the hereafter.

But then again, we must not forget the element of joy in celebrating birthdays. The birthday wishes and greetings, presents and gifts from friends and family members. These are the people around me that acknowledge my very existence in this world. For that, I thank all of you for all the birthday wishes and gifts. And, most importantly, I thank Allah for the circle of friends and family that I have today. One cannot live alone – everybody needs somebody and the more, the merrier!

For this year’s birthday posting, I am not going to write a long article. Allow me to share the evolution of ME since 1979…

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