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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Today is World Bipolar Day...

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterised by swings in a person’s mood from high to low – euphoric to depressed.


In the high phase (mania or hypomania), someone with bipolar disorder may have huge amounts of energy and feel little need for sleep. They may think and talk faster than usual, and their thoughts may jump rapidly from one subject to another, making them easily distracted and conversation difficult.


They may also experience what are called ‘grandiose’ ideas or delusions about their abilities and powers, and a loss of judgement. People in a high phase can be increasingly goal directed, meaning they can get themselves into difficulties that they would normally avoid – they may leave their job, spend money they don’t have, engage in high-risk situations or give away possessions.


In a low (or depressive) phase, people have feelings of depression which can leave them feeling hopeless; despairing and lethargic; full of self-blame and self-doubt; and have difficulty concentrating. This can make it difficult to cope with everyday life. People may withdraw from friends and social contacts, and they may feel suicidal.


Symptoms of mania and hypomania include:

increased energy, activity and restlessness
extreme irritability
racing thoughts and talking very fast
little sleep needed
unrealistic beliefs about one’s abilities and powers
a lasting period of behaviour which is different from the usual
provocative, intrusive and aggressive behaviour
spending sprees.
Symptoms of depression and dysthyma include:
lasting sad, anxious or empty mood
feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
decreased energy, a feeling of fatigue or of being slowed down
difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
restlessness or irritability
sleeping too much, or can’t sleep
change in appetite and/or unintended weight loss or gain
thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts.

Other symptoms can include:
hallucinations (hearing, seeing, or otherwise sensing the presence of things that are not actually there and cannot be sensed by others)
delusions (false, strongly held beliefs not influenced by logical reasoning or explained by a person’s usual cultural concepts)
inability to communicate due to markedly speeded up, slowed down or distorted speech (thought disorder, flight of ideas, psychomotor slowing).

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hatiku cermin diriku

Hatiku cermin diriku
Kadangkala cermin itu - sejernih air di kali
Sejuk segar dan menyegarkan
para pendengar dan pembaca
yang sudi menerima siraman budi
Nukilan jurus kata yang sangat bererti
Khas untuk diri yang mahu menghargai

Acapkali juga cermin itu kabur berdebu
Gelap dan suram dek gerhana dalam diri
Terdapat titik-titik noda di permukaannya
Ada retak dan juga calarnya
Perlu digilap sekurang kurangnya
5 kali dalam sehari
Ya aku sedari - Usianya dinihari
Pembersihan perlu giat dilipatgandakan lagi

Hatiku cermin diriku
Kadangkala riang ria tertawa gembira
 - bangga diri
Selalu juga disinggahi
galau hiba rindu dan sepi
Menanti hadirnya cinta kasih
sebuah kejujuran,
telus dan tulus seikhlas hati.
Mensyukuri cinta yang pergi, tidak kembali
setia menyahut panggilan Illahi.

Bicara doa menyusun kata
Mohon pada Sang Maha Pengasih
Lebih kasih dari lelaki berhati kasih
Tetapkanlah, dan perkasakanlah
iman di hati insan yang lemah ini.

Cermin ini perlu digilap senantiasa
agar kesaktiannya tidak pudar.

Ku hadiahkan cermin sakti ini
kepada sesiapa jua insan yang sudi
Ya. Gratis* sahaja - percuma, tiada tanda harga
Juga bebas GST.

Apakah ianya akan dipertahankan,
dibelai dan dimanja?
Atau akan hanya pecah berderai
tiada berguna, hilang dan pudar
dari lipatan sejarah?

Ah....persetankan itu semua!
Aku sudah tidak ambil peduli.
Semoga cermin sakti ini
dapat mencurah bakti
sepanjang hayatnya
kepada pemilik barunya.

Apakah anda orangnya yang ku nanti-nanti?
Terkesima menunggu jawapan pasti...
debaran hatiku semakin meninggi.
Maka sabarlah diri wahai Sang Penanti.

Zaws @ 23 Mac 2016 2.11am

Nota: *Gratis /ˈɡrɑːtᵻs/ or /ˈɡreɪtᵻs/ is the quality of an action where the action is willingly provided without any requirement by the provider for compensation or monetary remuneration. It is often referred to in English as free of charge (FOC), complimentary, or on the house.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Rindu Makkah & Madinah

Nah, it's not about the camera!

It can either be film, phone camera, low resolution cheap pocket-able digital cameras.

It's all actually about your ability to see -  new things, and to see old things in many different ways.

All photos taken using the Nikon 1 system + Ultra wide angle Nikon 6.7-13mm lens, hence the need to be really extremely close to the subject.

Have something interesting to say, say it clearly, ..through photographs!

Mudah-mudahan apa yang penulis kongsikan akan membangkitkan rasa rindu kalian untuk kembali menziarahi tanah suci, Makkah dan Madinah. Sekiranya ada ganjaran pahala dari perkongsian ini, penulis ikhlaskan kesemuanya untuk arwah isteriku, Neny Endriani Hj Bustamal.

 
Patutkah kita membiarkan hari berlalu pergi tanpa berselawat ke atas Nabi S.A.W. 
yang amat menyayangi umatnya?

Miswak seller @ Masjid Quba'
 Look through
View from the forbidden Staircase
 This is my home
Dhuha @ Masjid Nabawi
Fajr Prayers
Masjid Hudaibiyah
Remnants of Masjid Baitul Ridhuan built by the Ottoman empire

Early morning. Ignore the time stamp on the photo as it does not depict local time

Pilgrims circumbulating the Kaaba

These vegetables seem to be attractive subjects


Video Makkah (bukan milik penulis, tapi sangat syahdu)