Saturday, May 16, 2020
I had the shock of my life when a man yelled at me recently.

As you can probably tell from my writings, I consider myself a law abiding citizen. Be it civil law, medical, (working hard on) syariah too. Haha I'm proud of it.

I obey to all rules regulated by the government during COVID-19 pandemic. At least, for this post.

What did I do to get yelled at!?
Last Tuesday I went to pharmacy with my father so he does not have to go. He just pay. Haha. Anyway, durin this time Malaysia has allowed two people to drive in a car. We agreed to restrict as much as we can for our parents to go outside. My mother has not gone out other than her work and she's happy about it.

As I entered the pharmacy, I roughly had the list of what to purchase in my mind. As I strolled around peacefully looking for the stuffs, I encountered this man.

"You stay away from me! Let me leave so you can come to this shelf! Stay 1m away!"

What on Earth even..? Okay, I understand some of us react in such a way, it's fine.

What bothered me was he kept screaming like that the whole time in the pharmacy! Mind you, the pharmacy limits how many people can enter and there is lines everywhere to guide us how we should distance ourselves. The staffs are cooperative to monitor people don't stay close too.

We were in a safe distance.

What's the unnecessary panic for? We are all in distress, anxious, I know, but we don't need to add into that unnecessarily right?

Going to my main point, if you are worried for some reason, be it either ;
1. Aged more than 60 years old
2. Has underlying disease
3. Immunocompromised (cancer, etc)

You can ask help to minimise your contact with people, my dear. This apply to our parents too no matter how healthy they or we are. Here's a suggestions of what we can do :
1. Buy it online, or
2. Ask from your family, or
3. Give the list to the store staffs and let them get for you, all you need to do is pay at the counter. Wait outside the store. Just how it works in supermarket for senior citizen.

I'm sure they are more than willing to help rather than hearing the scream every 1 minute. Haha

And to children.. Allahu. It's just my opinion, but I really think you need to sit back and think if your parents still go out and by groceries if you have a driving license. I even heard some children get their parents to send them to work. During this pandemic, really? 

You can't stand lining up at the cashier, really?
You don't know how to choose vegetables, really?
It's easier for parents to go so they can get the senior's fast lane, really?

If you are sure these reasons are worth enough putting your high risk parents in public, okay..

But my parents are healthy! 

Here's something to ponder, a true story but I need to keep it confidential :

A bed ridden senior citizen at care center was infected. He has never even go out, obviously. None of the caregiver are positive too. Everyone is negative. It's just, on further tracing, one of the caregiver did go to one of the red zone. The caregiver is negative.
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How to Fix Action Block on Instagram (Malaysia)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Seriously, this is not a clickbait. I want to know! Haha

So since I started @bulanbooks I have been planning (as if) strategically on how to grow from 0. From making contents for a month ahead, including posts, copy writing, and instagram stories.

Alhamdulillah the books I restocked are completely sold!

Which convinced me to go one step further - grow my followers.

What's instagram without more followers, right?

So looked for the potential people who would benefit form my Islamic children educational material, befriended with, talked about their children and suggest what's best, ..

I did it limitlessly. All of a sudden within a day. Despite I did hear about there's a limit for certain things that you do in instagram, including the theory of ;

"Follow maximum 20 people in an hour or 200 a day,"

so I stick with it. I made sure my number of following is around 15.

But.. I got action blocked anyway. 

So I ran across the Internet looking for fix, here's the summary of what I found :

1. Immediately stop any activity on Instagram
2. Logout from your account
3. Wait at least 3 days

If you can see it, it doesn't mention for how long. Ish. So there's 3 days of inactivity. It's a little upsetting now that my page has just started to grow, but that's fine since I violated it anyway. Accept and move on. It's Instagram's choice to make money through advertising and I refused to obey, they have the right.

Anyone on Instagram advertisement regularly? I don't know, for a starter I guess it doesn't really work well for me. Psychologically, I would not follow an advertisement accound with small number of people engaged. I would want to be interacted with personally so I could trust the seller better.
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Meninggi Diri

Tuesday, May 05, 2020
It’s not rude in our culture to talk in condescending way, apparently.. As though they know better just because the other person appeared not knowing it (I like it it’s so funny looking how hard they try to prove lol).

Contoh ;
“Anak kecil mana boleh minum susu tepung je, nanti tak cukup zat. Kena susu badan.”
“Kucing kena bagi keluar rumah, tak boleh kurung dalam rumah.”
“Doktor kena pandai cakap baik-baik dengan orang.”
“Nak kulit flawless kena cuci muka selalu, jangan makan berminyak.”
“Anak kurus tak cukup bagi makan ni.”
“Nak turun berat badan kena exercise, makan healthy je.”
“Nak belajar agama kena pergi cari Ustaz bertauliah.”
“Nak tahu macam mana sesak, kena pergi masuk raudhah.”

Semua ayat yang kena tu, kena ni.

Dalam Bahasa Jepun ada term “pandang seolah-olah kita di atas”, untuk orang yang suka nasihat tak bertempat tiba-tiba tanpa tahu kisah di sebalik tu. It is considered rude and we can tell them “you’re talking as though you’re superior and it is rude” - because most of the time we don’t realise that.

It’s not about rude or not, I feel like these people are respected in our culture. Tu yang semua nak nampak “di atas”, “tahu segalanya”. Asalkan mereka bahagia, cakap sorang-sorang kat screen phone, type sesuka hati, biar je lah..

Tak kisahlah budaya apa pun, kita manusia dari Nabi Adam juga semua. Yang penting kita selidik macam mana dalam Islam ajar kita bercakap, kita ikut la kan.. Sebab saya tak tahu.
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