Philosophy in life: We are all walking pieces of brilliant.
Second day at the NLB scanning through these to piece up the history of my great grandpa Yeo Teck Hock @ Mohammed Ali Abdullah. I know now he was consider as Chinese “totok” or “singkeh” by the locals. Oh! There’s an interactive exhibition on Malay manuscripts and early books at Lvl 10. First ever in Sg and most materials are on loan from the British (get the drift?). It gave me goosebumps n pride to see our Malay literary legacy on display. #colonialism is never good #freethemind jangan minda pun dijajah #singaporepioneer #heritage #history #Aceh #atjeh #perangsabil #etniscina
Semarak hari raya tiong hua di #tangkak @abyrunner
A mind-opening journal which gave me insight and compelling accounts of our pioneers living through the distress period. Strong family ties, mutual help from family members, kinsmen n friends provided relief during the grimmest period. My great grandfather demise in 1935, at 72. May Allah place him amongst the pious for your good deeds n charity. Yeo Teck Hock @ Mohamed Ali Abdullah, 1863 to 1935. #teckhockvillage #lorongmuallap #heritage #history #singaporepioneer
For the past weeks, my evenings n weekends have been evolving around Teck Hock Village, Lorong Muallap, and their former residents. Writing a non-fiction book is not an easy feat especially one that requires me to delve into past history. In picture is the house of my late granduncle who lived in Kampung Lorong Muallap. #bookwriting #singaporepioneer #roots #history #heritage #teckhockvillage #lorongmuallap
“Every hardship is an opportunity to bring us closer to Allah (God)”; “The only travelling that matters is that brings us closer to God” ~ @harryfear #alhamdulillah #islamicevents #foodforsoul Masyaallah it was a wonderful evening to have met brother Harry Fear. Have been following his reporting since 2014 when he was covering that dreaded Op Protective Edge in Gaza. An epitome of an ethical journalist. May Allah continue to shower you with hikmah in your advocacy for the oppressed and for humanity. Ameen. #humbled
Striving to do something productive during off days. Continuing with the Level 2 of the Positive Islamic Psychology online course and to a be certified practitioner. Insyaallah. #PIP #islamicmotivation #dreambig #counselling #counselor
#alhamdulillah It was a good lecture. It triggered my interest to read more abt death n the Islam perspective based on hadith n sunnah Nabi S.A.W. I have gained insight on the essential to prepare myself spiritually for death n to embrace it, and our deen is so beautiful that God is super merciful! Even in grief we can get expiation. View slides from below link: tinyurl.com/AKR-ALLSLIDES