Saturday, 3 July 2010

“Say no to racism”


Society's Disease

by Lena Winfrey Seder

Racism, the great crime of humanity.
Why does one's race always claim superiority?
We are all the same; there is no inferiority.

When we look at each other we see a resembling face.
We all have a body and a soul of grace.

As individuals, we do have differences.
Some of us may take risks and chances.
Others of us may be shy and give few glances.

We should find common ground and make peace.
The hatred and killing should desist and cease.

We are all the children of Adam and in life have a lease.
We should lend a helping hand to each other.

We should remember that Eve is our common mother.
We should love our human sisters and brothers.

~ Sr. Lena is a convert to Islam
who currently resides in Sudan


World cup snippets :

Read one text message early this morning from a colleague, "Assalamualaikum ***** , saya dah kata Brazil kalah (told you Brazil is going to lose)" hehehe...

n I replied, "kesian Brazil (n *boss*), ni mesti sotong punya hal (pity Brazil [n our boss], must be the octopus thingy)"..haha..

Brazil lost 1 - 2 to Netherlands, so its the "Oranje" who ate "Little Canary" after all..

and early this morning, Ghana lost on penalty 2 - 4 to Uruguay, after a 1 - 1 draw till extra time.


The 2010 World Cup remaining teams will unite against racism during the quarter final matches on July 02 and July 03.

As FIFA World Cup closing down the teams will be the voice of the Anti Discrimination and a platform to make a clear statement on football’s united stance against racism and any other form of discrimination.

Each team captain, watched by millions of people around the world, will read out a declaration condemning and rejecting any discrimination in football and society.

Teams and match officials will pose jointly alongside a banner displaying the unequivocal message “Say no to racism” during the pre-match programme.

It is part of our social responsibility to use our competitions to raise awareness of the pressing social issues of the day. The players’ voices help us amplify this message and the call for solidarity, respect and fair play – the basic values of our game,” said FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter.

"Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination. The 2010 FIFA World Cup has renewed the spirit of unity in South Africa and across the world for people to find their common humanity.”(Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa)


Today's breakfast

n I am going out later for work...



lina@women's perspectives said...

It's a long but great post, Cheqna.

I agree, say no to racism!
I'm glad Netherlands won :)

NICK IRFAN said...

brazil kalah?? wah! kejutan yg paling besar dlm piala dunia 2010... eh! sedapnyer menu makanan yg akak letak kt entry ni... yummy2...

papabear said...

eh sotong tu predicted brazil kalah ke? suka brazil kalah sebab dorang over confident ... kekekeke

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Hmmm...bomoh afrika working overtime, eh? Woohoo! Brazil bungkus! har har har *evil laughs* Go Messi!!!

umihoney said...

I say no to racism too..The Glorious Qur’an has abolished racism in a clear-cut categorical manner. In surat Al-Hujrat, verse 13: 'O mankind! We have created you from a single male and female and made you into nations and tribes so that you may know each other. The most honorable of you in the sight of Allah are surety the righteous." (Al-Hujurat: 13)

yummy bfast eh..have a great and productive day my dear.

TK said...

Frust jugak Brazil kuden make it. Langsung x ke mana Brazil smlm. Im watchin' Argentina and German ni..German team cool je and leading dah pun. Messi is in a mess now.

I tell you I tgok TV baru ni German team pkai bomoh Afrika..Dia jampi serapah their shoes.

Wow..bekfast buah..bape kilo dah turun??

Anonymous said...

Hanya yang taharah hatinya yang mampu elakkan rasicm ni rasanya.. masa aman damai okey lagi, bila kuasa bangsa dalam gengaman,bosnia contoh terbaik nya, kalau di sini 14 hari komunis memerintah

Diet baik tu...ada buah, ada kacang tanah, milo dan roti first tekak later, tak ingat lak apa orang putih cakap tekak. :)

Chybee said...

nice entry. tu dragon fruit as breakfast ke?

NENSA MOON said...

sure...agree..Say no to racism... I even hate all the discrimination which now still exist in this world...

as mandela said, I also hope all racism would be disappeared in our planet by the spirit of FIFA 2010 world cup..

nice breakfast, Cheqna...hehe..

Cheqna said...


tqvm..was in d mood to write longer post..hehe..


Cheqna said...


by now semua fav. adik dah kalah...jgn sedih2 ye..lepas ni bagi bola sorang sebiji, gi main jauh2..haha..

sementara tu, kita enjoy makan, hehe..


Cheqna said...


agak-agaknya kan, lepas ni ada lah fans from those countries yang kalah jadi anti-sotong..hehehe..


Cheqna said...

Cats dear,

messi became messy, bungkus as well ek?..kesian beno...

bomoh africa dok leh lawang sotong..gamoknye sebab sotong banyak lagi tangan nak sprinkle2 air..haha..


Cheqna said...


thank u my fren for a good reminder there..

u 2 have a great day!


Cheqna said...


betul ke? apasal pecah rahsia awal2...nanti semua team duk serapah2 their shoes...huh..boleh charge lebih ni bomoh2 africa tu..hehehe..

macamana nak turun berat..lepas buah tu, makan yg kat bawah tu pulak... :-)

tp kan, i got email from my sister... "jgn berdiet sangat, kesian perut"..

ada peluang makan ni..haha..


Cheqna said...


thank u for ur respond..betul tu..kadang2 bila berkuasa, org mudah lupa..

diet kat situ nampak macam baik, food yg tak digambarkan di sini yang "bahayanya" to d body, suka sangat ngunyah snacks..hehe


Cheqna said...

Chybee, lah tu..ada offer kat pasaraya..prefer d red dragon fruit thou..dah bayangkan tangan merah je masa beli tu..bila balik tengok yg white one.. :-)

i wonder what's d difference, which ones better?..but in d mean time, habiskan aje yg 3 biji tu..hehe..


Cheqna said...


we can only hope, don't think this racism would diminish, but hope its a start for a better living for everyone.

NARDtheNERD said...

sotong tu terel kan.

Cheqna said...


slepas ni either org bela sotong untuk buat ramalan, or org makan sotong banyak2 sebab marahkan sotong...haha..

mmm..sambal sotong sedap makan dgn nasi panas2..hehehe..


NICK IRFAN said...

eh! yg entry akak ni by lena winfey ni lirik lagu ker?

Cheqna said...


tak lah dik..poem .. tapi kalau nak lagukan, proceed lah..hehe..


NICK IRFAN said...

eh! sotong dlm entry akak ni ke yg heboh dlm paper yg dia meramal btol tu?

Cheqna said...

Nick, lah tu, akak ciplak gambarnya...

gambar sotong sumbat dlm entry sebelum ni tu memang yg original akak ambik..sotong tu tak sempat buat ramalan..haha..



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