Maaf kerana dah lama tak update.
(1) Fever & Shopping Spree
Last Thursday i got a fever, managed to get MC but unfortunately i still had to come to work becoz Head of Risk Management need a report urgently from my GM, and my GM was in Terengganu that time.
The next day, i couldn't tahan my demam and took another MC after took an injection for my fever on the same day.
Saturday and Sunday, went to classes (yang sejuk) eventho my demam was not fully recovered. Tapi takpe, my favourite lecturer Prof Mansor ajar Quantitative Decision Making (Ika kata subject ni killer subject), so mcm best jek dok paling depan concentrate dlm kelas dia mengajar. Demi lecturer terchenta, takpelah, pergilah jugak kelas. Hehe, ni niat dah terpesong dah ni, nak pi kelas utk belajar ker atau nak tgk lecturer best?
My answer is: BOTH. Hoho :D (Just kidding)
Lepas kelas hari Ahad, guess where Kak Ika (my classmate) and i were up to?
Shopping. Like nobody business.
Went to Maju Junction for lunch, and then walked to Sogo to buy shoes (i really need black flat heel shoes since my favourite shoes sudah hancur sbb tuan dia pakai ganas sgt, ended up i bought not only 1 but 2 hoho), bought 1 BUM handbag yang mmg mcm menyesal giler kalau tak beli sbb cun giler). Pastu me and Kak Ika walked to Suma House, along the way we went to Reject Shop, luckily nothing interesting in there, so we went out and went into a shop and i bought 2 pants. And lastly we went to Suma House and i bought 2 tudungs. And then we went back to Sogo for solat and back home for good.
I am someone who is very seldom to go for shopping unless there is important stuff that i need to look upon, really2 urgent, let say i need a new shoes or whatsoever. And i was surprised to learn that people get overjoyed while shopping, i think it was becoz of the hectic situations where you could see excited people around you checking and trying things here and there, and also when you see the new, attractive, CHEAP stuff being displayed on the shelves and calling your heart and soul to check them mostly one by one hehe.
From my 'experiment' on last Sunday, I would say if you feel sick, go and take a walk for shopping,and i tell ya that actually shopping has this kind of 'HEALING EFFECT' on body i think, becoz i was quite forgot that i was sick during the shopping session and successfully toured several shopping complexes in one day. And it's good if you dun bring your PURSE along especially when it comes to any shopping spree (unpaid advice from me hehe). Or else, you will start scratching your wallet here and there whenever your eyes and heart tell your mind 'I NEED THIS ITEM, HERE, THERE, I NEED THEM ALL!!' once you enter the excitement feeling of shopping. Seriously.
Mind you, if you are not enggaged or get married to anak Dato', Tan Sri or whosoever, it is dangerous if you are trapped into this situation.
Morale of the story, please scrunitize your spending wisely. Very very wisely.
Yesterday i replaced my cuti on Friday, and today i come to work with nafas pendek2. Bestnya kalau boleh cuti lama-lama kat umah hehe.
(2) Industry Model (IM) vs Resource based Model (RM)
We had an argument in our Corporate Policy and Management Strategy class last Sunday with our Prof. I highlighted that in today's economics worldviews, most of the business entities today are more heading to IM rather than RB. This is because whenever you want to produce a product, you need to make a survey what market wants and need, assemble the necessary resources and then only come out with output/product. So there are influences from industry when it comes for us to decide which model we want to opt for a business. RM vice versa is where you assemble your resources, come out with product and then only you offer to the market.
The question is, will the market accept our product especially if that product is not needed from their point of view, in case if we want to chose the RM concept?
Look into our world today. Look into Islam situation today.
Can we translate the business analogy up there into what we are dealing nowadays?
Islam from time to time is squeezed into a situation where we need to prescribe whatever dimensions or guidelines from other people(the kaafirun). From time to time, if we dun stand up, we were like those business entities who are limited to what the market need (in this case, our world need) and not on what we want to offer. Let say if the US say "No, we don't need Islam, let's abolish it or else we should re-design them to suit what the world want them to be". Bahaya tak? That's why we need to assemble our resources, come out with a product and offer them as wide as possible.
Sometimes i think we have to think like a businessman to promote Islam. Try to imagine Islam is a product, and we should think on how to select our business type, how should we promote the product, identify the necessary value added features to be added on (yang tak bersalahan dgn agama), the beauty and the benefits of using our product. Select the most effective marketing programs, promotions and post sale services. Best jugak,kan? :).
We should do that i think.
(3) Approach of da'wah
Last Saturday menyaksikan I argued with a taxi driver yang berkata kita kena guna approach yang diajar Rasulullah sahaja ketika berdakwah. Tak boleh guna approach lain, especially by Christians or Jewish (yang pegi bagi financial support kat orang miskin and guna method mcm MLM utk convert org Islam ke Kristian, mungkin agak extreme approachnya, but hello, you are given 'aqal to think rite, i dun think there is harm to consider the options rather than do nothing). For me yes, correct kita kena ikut cara Rasulullah, but if you think in addition there are ways to promote Islam better where di zaman Rasulullah dulu takde, apply jer ler. Time tu rasa mcm nak berdebat jek (actually dah berdebat dah pun tapi sket jek sebab teringat tak tau hadith ker apa yang kalau boleh elakkan berdebat walaupun kita rasa kita betul). Perhaps i'm not that well versed with agama, but for me as long the approaches tak bersalahan dengan agama, and ketika zaman Rasulullah dulu tak digunapakai tapi kita guna kat zaman ni, tak kisah ler, boleh jek apply. Kekadang orang-orang Islam sendiri suka melimitkan apa yang dibenarkan dalam Islam. Camner nak maju? if you guys have other arguments, let's table it and discuss together keh. Mana tau my opinion ni tak valid :D
Ok guys, jumpa lagi. Doakan saya sembuh k.