Thursday, May 08, 2008

Reaching for the Stars

This week the kids talked nonstop about Sheikh Muszafar. Ada orang jual barang-barang Sheikh Muszafar, like tshirts, badges, posters, etc kat sekolah the kids.

Zaryff and Pu3 bought a Sheikh Muszafar badge, and they have been wearing em everywhere. Anastassia brought back the "Reaching for the Stars" book.

Last night, while accompanying the kids buat homework, I read the book. 10 minutes of reading dah buat air mata bertakung. Then the tears dropped and just kept on dropping. How Opik and Arwiz kept Ajil's accident from their parents and Abang in Russia. How Umi broke down in anguish. Semakin lebat bila baca the father's message to Ajil, their beloved son who passed away without regaining consiousness.

Last year, when I first heard of Sheikh Muszafar and saw his picture in the papers, the first thing that came to me was "Wow, this guy is a hunk!". I sort of stared at his picture and said again "Handsomenya...." Puteri who was seated to me said to "eee.... mama ni gatal la!". Aiii budak ni ...... banyak pulak komen dia.....

Then as he was in Russia at the ISS, I found out something interesting. That once upon a time, few years back, when my Doctor was away, Sheikh Muszafar was the one who examined me. Now I remember, how I said to myself.... alamak boringnya dapat Dr muda..... alamak..... handsomenya mamat ni.... hehe....

Then got a call from a friend, who told me about Ajil's accident. Apparently my friend was the one Ajil met up with at the restaurant when he fell and hit his head. I learnt more about the family from this friend.

Reaching for the Stars is an inspirational book. It is also obvious how close knit the family is, how close the 5 brothers were. Ajil adored his brother Amus, he looked up to him big time. And Ajil shared in the book the type of person Amus really is - very determined, ambitious and very driven.

Sheikh Muszafar is really one of a kind......

36 comments:

sya said...

Wah.. kak sya baca yg "The Doctor" pernah examined you.. Bertuah nya...

wanshana said...

My daughter has an autographed photo of his. Siap tampal sebelah katil lagi! Jangan jeles...Hehehe!

myheartbleeds said...

Took my girls to see him at an exhibition last year. My then 6-year-old pun after salam him said, "Misha tak nak cuci tangan ni sampai bila-bila..."

Boleh??? ;-)

Udinb said...

Belum ada peluang nak bawa anak-anak jumpa dia lagi, sebab kami di Kuching.

Hopefully, one day when we are in KL, especially my youngest Aina

Marisa said...

hai Kak,.... salam perkenalan. mintak tunjuk ajar ye....

kc said...

yesss, he has all the package - good looks, height, fame, stardom...what else eh? he is more like a superstar than an astronaut or doctor, dont u think?

err, tatap gambar dia lama2 tu tak tembus ke? hehehe

helena said...

kak sya.... bertuah ke.... hehe. Helena ni bab2 cek yang detail ni, i dont quite like male malay doctors.....

segan la....

helena said...

wan shana.... hehe. Sheikh muszafar ni scheduled to visit my son's school..... I'm sure Zaryff would try his best to get an autograph....

wow siap tampal sebelah katil...... mmg jeles.... hehe

helena said...

myheartbleeds....

wah.... a 6 yr old child pun can go gaga like tat kan.... tapi yela... dia ada charisma kan?

My elder girls takda go gaga over him. I know Mia couldnt care less pasal dia... Anastassia, maybe she looks up to him bec of wat he had achieved. Pu3 and esp Zaryff kut yg crazy for him. But for sure si Zaryff la..... maybe the austronout thingy is kinda cool to him kut....

taknak basuh tangan? cutenya.........

helena said...

thx for dropping by, udinb....

eh Sheikh muszafar buat tour whole malaysia kan.... I'm sure he'll drop by at kuching....

tapi tak tau la bila.... padat betul schedule dia helena tengok...

helena said...

marisa.... salam perkenalan....

sama2 la kita share experience kan...

take care....

helena said...

your are right kc... dia ni dah jadi superstar.....

tembus..... haha.... i rasa tembus kut.... eh really tau... i dok ngadap tgk muka dia tu.... dok tengok how perfect his features are....

haha.... nasib baik i dah kawin.....

suria said...

Must go and get the book.

abdullahjones said...

;)

abdullahjones said...

;)

ms hart said...

Helena, my eldest adores him - faham...dah namanya mamat hensem!! he he..pandai pulak tu! Tapi kadang2 kesian tengok dia, esp after what happened to his brother. When he was doing his stint tu, I berdebar-debar and nangis tengok mak dia nangis!! Over je I !!! ha ha ha

Oh, I must go read this book jugaklah nampaknya! Thanks Helena!

adiejin said...

mamat tu gay lah...

Pootz in Boots said...

Hi Helena,
tengah pregnant ni..... tatap muka dia lelama sket.... hahahhahahhahah!!! tapi most probably another girl...... lama tak blogging nih.... sebok....

Helena said...

suria.... yes.... mesti baca.... i would recommend it....

Helena said...

mr jones.... thx for dropping bye.

*wink* *wink* to you too.........

Helena said...

mrs hart.... i ni pun sentimental orangnya..... itu yg berkoyan keluar air mata tu.... *wink*

Helena made sure semua my kids tgk his journey to space.... nak kasi semangat to them tat nothing is impossible.....

Helena said...

adiejin.... eh tak elok cakap camtu tau.... gossip jer tu kut....

you jeles sebab dia lagi hensem dari you ker.... ahaks....

takyah jeles2 la..... wife you kan cun melecun.... hehe

Helena said...

poots.... itula... tgk dah lama tak update....

sihat?

masa helena pregnant esp no1 memang dok ngadap gambar baby matsalleh ni. Pagi petang siang malam.

And seriously speaking.... Mia ada rupa camtu sikit masa baby.... betul.... tak tipu!.... hehe.... nanti bila2 i paste gambar Mia masa baby yer....

U.Lee said...

Hello Helena, enjoyed reading this post of yours. Made me smile. Handsome doctors, huh? Ha ha.
How are you? Here's wishing you the very best, Helena, Lee.

Kak Lady said...

Baca review buku dia di blog queen...kata queen buku ini banyak menceritakan tentang ikatan kekeluargaan....

jimi said...

Selamat Hari Ibu, kak helena.

silversarina said...

memang hensem betul dia tu .


Happy Mother's Day!!

zino said...

bintang dr tu amat cerah sekali.. sekarang menjadi idola ramai..

rose said...

kak helena...selamat hari ibu...:-)

Helena said...

uncle lee.... yes.... handsome doctors make the heart go dap dup dap dup..... so how to check properly..... hahaha

You take care Uncle lee....

Helena said...

kak lady.... ha'ah dah baca dulu kat QOTH..... tapi masa tu Helena belum baca buku Reaching for the Stars lagi....

Qoth pun kasi thumbs up kan?

Helena said...

Selamat HAri Guru, Jimi..... *smile*

Helena said...

silversarina..... itula tgk features dia perfect serba serbi.... *wink*

Helena said...

zino.... yela... tuah badan. Tapi sebenarnya dia dah menonjol dari kecik.... sek rendah jadi Head Boy... Kat MRSM jadi Presiden BWP....

Very ambitious person la mamat ni...

Helena said...

thx rose.... bak sini rose sebatang.... hehe

D.N.A.S said...

Besides having good looks, personality, ambitious and all, I think he has a really good time management. Iyelah, multi task macam-macam. Need to learn a lot from him. Bila dia nak singgah ofis I agaknya?