Tuesday, 18 August 2009

..a man of words..

..retirement frees me of encumbrances..free in the sense that there are not many tethers to my time and finance...but the mind is a funny thing, I found out...it cannot be idle for too long a time..like a garden left idle, weeds and other similar bushes starts to grow and pretty soon overwhelm the landscape..and in the landscape of the mind, being idle is dangerous...

..being always physically active, the body is relatively fit..for a 64year old, that is...the steps are still firm, but the spring is gone...the trick now is to keep the mind active...

..with that objective in mind, I offered my services to friends...since I am a man of words, I am now trying to be a man of deeds..after all, "a man of words and not of deeds, is like a garden full of weeds.."

..I prepare letters for friends having bureaucratic problems..I check accounts and made financial reports..look for houses someone wants to rent...offer advice and do errants..fill up forms...facebook and blog..

..and I read, voraciously..anything...from all the papers..Kosmos,(yes)..the Star...to whatever magazine that I can get my hands on..and blogs, whatever the genre..Rocky Bru and A Kadir Jasin are favorites...not so much for the articles posted, but more for the comments that followed..and, yes, I am a fan of Warrior 231...

..and with God, I try to keep to a schedule..solat berjumaah as far as possible, no matter where I am...read a few lines from the Quran every day...I try hard not to mourn the past..or reflect too much on the future..I thanked Him for each day that He giveth..asking for strength that whatever I have to do today, I will do it in earnest..and with honesty...

..and if, along the way, I get a few cents, then it is a bonus..


8 comments:

Hazari. said...

woahh. thanks for the comment. so encouraging. btw, pakmat is a pensioner lives in Bachok, KB ?

Hazari. said...

ohh. besides tobacco.. and a blogger too, great. i hope uncle could teach me more about english.. please please.

cinta lea ixora said...

really impressing... very power english n sometimes i don't get what u want to say coz my english is really poor.. :( i dont know how to improve it.. i'm very shocked to know that u was an old man.. one more thing from kelantan?i am from kelantan too..really proud of u ;)

Shifu67 said...

Salam Pak Mat... terima kasih kerana sudi singgah kat blog kawe

the steps are still firm, but the spring is gone...

hehehe... jeetak lagi kot!

pakmat said...

Cinta..Pakcik proud of you,too..no need to be shock about my age..everyone gets old, sometimes..

shifu67..jeetak tu jeetak..tapi jare jare...salam..dan selamat berpuasa..

Kaira said...

Are you sure the spring is gone Pak Mat....kena atar serbis tuhh ;)))))))))

juk said...

Salam,

Thanks for being my follower and adding my blog to your blog list. But I am afraid you need to make an adjustment to my blog URL. The full URL is http://feeds2.feedburner.com/zukirobust. If you just type zukidin.blogspot.com, the latest update will now show up. Instead, an old post dated back to Nov 2008 will appear. I am sorry for any inconvenience caused. Thanks, Pak Mat

pakmat said...

juk..ok..done..salam ramadhan..