21 March 2013

Fly high, my boy

Syami, the boy I featured in the End of the tunnel ( Pt 15 ) on
21st Feb 2012, called on us yesterday to say goodbye. Today
he is leaving home on his longest journey ever. In a couple of days he will be in Germany practicing and enriching whatever German language he has learned in Kuala Lumpur.

With a final glance at Almanar he left; and I knew what he felt about the years he and his group frequented that lowly looking building. He has had excellent academic records  so far. He will one day, insya Allah, graduate in mechanical engineering, and I am certain he will not forget his root. I am optimistic that Almanar has given him, like to many others, the value of gratitude and humility.


Fly high , my boy, and come back to be of service.

Berkhidmat kerana Tuhan untuk kemanusiaan.


kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik,
This is wonderful,just great! He was not only given the opportunity but more so that magic touch, your magic touch. Without both he might be just another clerk somewhere not knowing of his potential but happy where he was. I love this kind of story! Keep the good flag flying, Sir!


ahmad humairi said...

السلم عليكم ورحمة الله

.....fly high, as high as you can
but don't forget the grass of the earth.

Good-luck Syami!

Pak Idrus said...

A Chinese words of wisdom; "Never forget that the water that you drink from the cup came form a stream somewhere".

Have a nice day.

Al-Manar said...

Sdr Hank,

Not many turn out as well every year. But the few odd ones of this super peerformance, together with a fair average of satsisfactory achievements, give hope and conviction that it is worth the sweat and time for us to keep pushing.

Al-Manar said...

Cikgu Humairi,


Begitulah harapannya. Rumput yang dipijak sekali pun ada nilai, setidak tidak pun untuk menghiasi kawasan dan menyejukkan mata memandang.

Al-Manar said...

Pak Idrus,

Ancient Chinese strived and succeeded in life, acquiring great wisdom in the process because they chose not to stop learning from nature.

Salaam to you and family..

MamaTim said...

Pakcik this is truly inspiring.
Insyaa Allah he`ll be a great asset to his parents. bangsa dan negara... aamiiiin.

Temuk said...


abdulhalimshah said...

Dear Pak Cik,
Syami will enjoy his course in Germany and it is their unique combination of classroom and on the job training which makes their system way ahead of others in the engineering field. The Indonesians took this advantage much earlier than us and technologically many have returned to their homeland and contributed meaningfully in the development of science and technology, one outstanding personality is Habibie who became President. He was credited with making Indonesia, a third-world country being able to join the ranks of those who could manufacture aircraft and we used their Super-Puma helicopters in the RMAF at one time.

Al-Manar said...


You have expressed my hope and prayers for this boy. Thank you.

Al-Manar said...


Semoga kata kata yang bersemangat sdr diamati dan menjadi perangsang. Kita perlu ramai pelapis muda yang berbakat.

Al-Manar said...


Indeed I recal Habibie but I do not realise his backgrounds as pointed out by you, sir.

Incidentally your comments emerged three times. I wonder how this could have happened. I will have to learn how to instal the device to filter out spams which I am tired of receiving and deleting every day.

abdulhalimshah said...

I am truly sorry for the repeated postings that appeared in your comments. It must be the mistake of the finger.

Al-Manar said...


Certain spams keep coming in large number every day and I am at a loss, at the same worried that genuine comments are being invaded. It is not your fault my friend. I need to instal the checking system - if someone would help me.

Rahmah said...

My best wishes to syami. The sky is the limit! And congrats to you too pakcik for grooming him :)

Al-Manar said...

Cikgu Rahmah,

I just cannot imagine how many children and teachers have benefited from your professionalism in this field. Thank you for the wishes.

Ismail aka Pak Mail said...

Salam Pakcik,

InsyaaAllah, Syami tidak akan lupa jasa Pakcik dan AlManar.

Semuga Pakcik juga sentiasa sihat agar dapat menabur bakti kepada yang lain yang memerlukan tunjukajar Pakcik.

insan marhaen said...


Muga selamaat sejahtera semuanya...

Al-Manar said...

Pak Mail

Saya rasa Sdr dah bolej fikir bukukan kenangan dengan kawan2 seperjuangan yang berkhidmat dimerata dunia. Ini juga titik sejarah yang dipandang dari mata dan pengalaman merteka yang bertugas, bukan sedikiawan yang duduk menulis dari menara gading.

Al-Manar said...

Insan Marhaen,
Cantik betul nama yang dipilih untuk blog. Insya Allah kita dapat bersama menimba ilmu dari kalangan kita yang ingin menghambakan diri.

koloGnyer said...

as salam Pak Cik

which uni or city, he pursue his study?

may be he or me can make a visit.

Al-Manar said...


WASalaam to you too. Hope all is well with the recent weather. Our Monsoon is over and we are experiencing very hot weather on the East Coast.

I will let you know his whereabout as soon as he communicates with me. I am sure he will appreciate this. Incidentally would you please email almanar@pd.jaring.my so that I can forward the information. Thank you for everything.

Anonymous said...

I am really proud of Syami. I wish he would take good care of himself there. Good luck to him.


Al-Manar said...


Good luck to you as well for your exam

norzah said...

As usual i feel most inspired and uplifted when reading your account of humble kampung boys and girls achieving great success through your tutelage, Pakcik. It reaffirms my belief that all human beings are born great but cicumstances limit or enhance their growth in achieving the destiny set by Allah. All the best to you and family.

Al-Manar said...

Akhi Norzah,

Again and again you give me compliments. Thosr are words of encouragement to ad more fuel to push ahead. It is like reading your postings which typifiy honest personal opinions, no matter if they do not comform to establishment. We do and say with sincerity, not to please others. What you write make me think.