Friday, November 5, 2010


I like to share a knowledge which I always read or heard from lot of people, usually from noble and respectful person in religion. But I am no preacher and I am not going to give one. Just giving it as a knowledge to share. It also implies to all, human as well. To person, to people. Writing in blog, my personal blog would be almost to remind myself about it as well.
The saying :
  • The farthest thing is neither suns nor stars nor planets, but THE PAST. You'll never come to reach it back even you try so hard. Once done, it is done. Just beware what you say, about to say, what you do or will do.
  • The biggest thing in universe is not universe it self, nor mountain nor even the suns, but  TEMPTATION. Lust, greed, anger is not measure by tonne. Follow the temptation blindly will sin you, regret you. Think before doing things you might regret.
  • The heaviest things is not metals, not even the planet itself but RESPONSIBILITY. It is hard to bear by yourself. You are entrust to responsibilities and bond to it. It is really hard, but it must be done.
  • The lightest thing is not feather nor air, but FORGETTING DEED. It easy to ask help, once 'thank you' then forget people good deed. Forgetting God gift. Forgetting all the good deed people give. Be grateful.
  • The sharpest thing is not sword nor knife, but human TONGUE. Think before saying things.
  • Last but not least, the closest thing is not air you breath, not your parent you lived with but DEATH itself. It is anytime.
 Thats so for sharing. END.


Apa ada pada nama?  
What is there in a name? A simple question but leave a lot of meaning. For some people, names are really bears a lot of things and meanings. For some people, names is just a call for people. To differentiate people with another people. For tagging em so that wont be mistaken with other people. For me, a lot of thing can be find in names. Or just I let my mind free and wandering the beyond ideas of things in my mind. Like seeds of ideas I write before. 
My name is Ike Zulfikar. As I told before, my father gave me that name consists of two powerful president of different country and different eras. Ike, came from General Ike Eisenhower 34th US President in 50's, and Zulfikar for Pakistani President in 70's; Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. These names combined and named before me, Ike Zulfikar B Mohd Ali. Such beautiful and creative. I am proud of those name before..
Zulfikar is an Arabic name which mean 'have thought'. Zul mean 'have' and fikar mean 'thought'. In this term of word it mean that Ike Zulfikar is a person (Ike) who have thought. Ideas. In other hand, Zulfikar is also one important name in Muslim history. It is name of legendary sword of the prophet Muhammad. Given to Ali, a leader of Uhud Battle. Has killed the important enemies, fiercely by Ali. Given to his child then and carried to another battle that has won by the Muslim. Zulfikar has been a symbol of Muslim battle.Then what actually it has to do with me? I am another chapter of Zulfikar, which attached Ike to the name. We are not related directly. I am not related to General Ike either, not related to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and neither to the sword. 
I carried the big names in me and big responsible. My friends, colleagues and fellow families called me by name Ike all these years. My first name and I am not eager to use Zulfikar as I am not ready for it. I once told people that I saved the name to be written on my gravestone when I die and I have been laughed for it. Actually I dont care either what people think of me. For me, it is very heavy to carry the name (Zulfikar) with me. And even now, it really become important, because I let my daughter carries the name. Now it mean everything. There are lot of Zulfikar, but there will be only one Ike Zulfikar. Who bother to care. But my children will. 
You see, names can describe people, can describe the act of people. Hard to prove it, but yes. Names do impact to the person. Indirectly or directly. It is likes the early 'seeds' of ideas for the person who carries names. How he or she react upon his/her name. How people react to others name. How people think about names. That is what I experienced all these years carrying my name. It is called as first impression. Example : when you read my name, if it a formal thing, people would think of 'who is this guy' or 'weird name he has' or 'what a name' or 'his father is such creative' or 'maybe this person mixed with westerner' or such. But if I just use it in the internet, chat room or as a nick, people would think I just using a nick even I use a real name on board. See, impression is important after all. 
Names are use to differentiate people. And actions would define and differentiate names. What is there in a name? (apa ada pada nama?) Actually, it has it all in just a name. Your action, your reaction, your legacy is in your name. Just a thought, it is just a thought.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I love movies. I really do. Remember when I write about my interests, I wrote about books. I read books so many (in my childhood) and I really enjoy it. The thing is, book is fun except it really need attention to it. Your time, your focus. Time is priceless. No price can be tagged on time. And it go without stopping. Endless. There when I realize to adapt and improvise. Less read and more watching.
With movies, I can finish a story in 2 hours, 3 hours max. But with book, maybe about 4-5 hours. I guess, now I am a slow reader, which I think I can reach maximum of 10 hours a novel. It gross. Spending time with books can bore me and I dont think it reliable in my commitment anymore.Works and family of course. So yes, movie come handy then. You can pause, 15 minute watch, another minute works, on same screen with headphones, 8 hours working hours would be fun with some 10-15 minute breaks of movies. Its fun. You try, small screen, dual screen, minimizing just here and there, with your works. It is harmless.
It also like reading book but less imagining which they already imagine for you and describe it in action. Whats the matter is the script and the talking. Which will aspire, and moved you. I really love movie, watching them just fun. I think I cannot stop watching movies. 
If I am destine to be a movie review here in my blog, it also possible with my knowledge and experiences. hahaha Maybe, sometime I can review some good movies which I pick. For your information, I watch downloaded movies. Low quality but I really enjoy them. If the movie so good, with great reviews by media and good comments by movie fan and good actors, I will go out movie day with my wife. 
I remember days when movies are not as downloadable as nowadays, I used to watch movies with my friends. Rain or night is not a obstacle. Riding our motorcycle about 50km from our university to nearest cineplex wouldnt be any hard. When it is Wednesday, it is a movie day. Lets go for movie. haha. Good old time.

Here some of my favourite movie : Pireate of Carribean Franchise, Swordfish, The Matrix Trilogy, Lord of the Ring, Snatch, Lock Stock n 2 Smoking Barrels, Shooter, Body of Lies, Blood Diamond, Inception, Bourne Trilogy, Rockarolla, Inglorious Basterd, Inkheart, Saw Franchise, IronMan 1&2, XMEN Franchise, Transformer 1&2, IP Man 1&2,  Book Of Eli, Shutter Island, Smoking Aces 1&2, Ice Age 1-3, Losers, ATeam, Salt, Gamers, Predator all ..
A lot from Leonardo Dicaprio, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Cage, Denzel Washington,
Lot of comedies The Killer, School of Rock, The Rockers, By Adam Sandler, By Jack Black, By Rob Schneider, Will Ferrel, Chris Rock..
bla bla bla.. maybe next time I review one or two.


There is many ideas planted in your mind as it grow, sometimes wild, spread like seeds. When you are a kid, a child, you are ambitious to learn the world, the ideas, the concept how the world works. How things happen, how action taken, how to do that and this, etc. A lot of things has been planted to your mind since then. Since you go to school, since you ambitious to know more about your live.

You see, the teachers that teaches us in school actually doesnt really know on how doing it, I mean, he or she planting the ideas into you to become an engineer, but yet he or she doesnt really know how the feeling to be one. He or she just plating the ideas into your mind, just to let you know how cool to be one. It is the ideas that brought up your living up to this chapter of your life. 

Also goes to the motivator; motivation speaker, that speak out bout being rich and millionaires. Some of them are not what they said. I see lot of motivation school or talks or speakers or what we called it now, and I see some dishonesty about what they said. They read through text. They read and picks old saying. Some famous, some exaggerated, and some overwhelming. Are these men and women right? They just saying it, saying what you already know and saying what you want to hear. These men and women are also the idea planter. They plant ideas. But yet, they also dont know how the seed will grow.

The ideas come through your subconscious, where you dont really know when actually it coming to you. But with a correct 'fertilizer' , water and soils, it will bloom and blossom. How you get this ideas? That is where you need a teacher. Someone that plant the ideas at the first place. Come to another teacher to learn about another seeds of ideas. It is just a share of thought.