Author: farah-cassendra-jamaludin

Does money grows from the trees in a foreign land?

For those of you who are not living and working in your motherland, don’t you hate it when the people in your own country assumes that you are having a money tree behind your backyard that you must give the fruit of that tree every month to them as their monthly tithes offering? Then when you go back to a place whom you consider your home still-they expect you to spend everything most of the time? They assume we have the currency template for instant money printing faster than Western Union, Ria and PG in our luggages! Wow! If...

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Reflections: My three in one mother

Mother’s Day and my Mum’s birthday fall very close to each other. My Mum insists two presents because they are two different occasions. She will be fine with a luncheon or dinner outing to celebrate both days but presents…no compromise on that! Mother’s Day is Mother’s appreciation day and birthday is to celebrate her as an individual. So, what have I given to my Mum for Mother’s Day all these? Various really. A gigantic box of chocolate…like seriously gigantic box of chocolate that could feed 5 pax and they will lie down like a sleeping Buddha after that, perfumes,...

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A father in their daughter’s eyes

“Daddy, Papa, Aba, Abuji are amongst the names a child will call their father fondly and with deep respect.  How do I begin to identify this person we call father? Other than my mother who is the same species like me…this man I call father is a very new species in my eyes.  John Gray says through his book ‘Women are from Venus and Man are from Mars’ should give us an indication that our father is not only a different species but is also from a different planet too. How interesting. Wonder why? My childlike mind and fond...

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Malaysian style Eid celebration in Granville

Malaysian style Eid celebration in Granville

The Malaysian Ladies of South West organised an Eid Community Luncheon on Sunday 24 July at Granville Youth and Community Recreation Centre with a diverse Malaysian flavour and celebrations, a first of its kind in Sydney. The event was attended by more than 250 guests of diverse background including Malaysians, Indonesian, Bruneians, Pakistanis, Indians, Bangladeshis, Philippinos to name a few. The shows presented at the event showcased what makes Malaysian a multicultural society. The opening was a welcoming Eid song from all the organisers- Ruby Hamid, Rohana Barrington, Ajiah Atan, Arwina Mohd Najib, Juliana Jamal, Sue Zaleha Sidek and...

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IFSA holds seminar on Islamic Banking & Finance

The Islamic Financial Services Australia (IFSA) organised a seminar on Islamic Banking and Finance on 30 January 2016 held at the Auditorium of the Auburn City Council. IFSA is working on a project to establish the first Australian owned fully functional Islamic Bank in Australia. The speakers at the event included Dr Sheikh Ali Elgari of Saudi Arabia, Dr Ashraf Hashim of Malaysia and Dr Rashid Raashed of Australia. These scholars are later embedded by a contract, within the Sharia’h Audit Executives (SAE) of IFSA. The seminar was moderated by IFSA’s deputy CEO Mr Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman. Other IFSA...

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