Sunday, December 28, 2008
maklumlah, time tu muda2 lagy kan, comel2 lagy. ngan sifat ingin tahu yang mendalam. innocence yg suci bersih. campur masih kanak2 lagy, takde la salah sgt tgk kan.
namun skrg dah matang, dicampur kehenseman dan kemachoan yang luar biasa, sudah mampu menganalisis ape yang tidak diri ini fahami pada masa dahulu. yes. mari mengungkap cerita titanic ini melalui mata saya.
jack dawson n rose amende tah.
so as most of us know, d movie is about titanic, a cruise ship which is said to be unsinkable. n yet, padan muka i'd like to say, titanic now is d only kapal laut yg karam dat i know, n i cn bet for d same in other's minds.
n then within d ship, d story is about people dat lives wif such hierrarchy (dun care bout d spelling) n sangat la mementing kan kelas.
so wat rili touched me is about these classes, which mostly reminds me of kasta di india, n sistem feudal etc. well lets discuss shall we?
so i guess we can screw 2nd class coz they never seemed important in d movie.
lets move to first.
n filthy at heart.
they have d best of manners, which makes d third class people look like street rats. well, kinda it seems. kalo kita tgk la, memang molek la peradaban mereka. kelas pertama kan, minda pon kelas pertama i guess?
memang zahir dia semua molek, elok belaka. namun kalau diselam maksud perkataan dan perbuatan diorg, memang semerbak la kebusukan hati diorg. pandang hina kat orang. takabbur. riya'. ape lagy. memang makan la tipu daya dunia. sampai kapal nak karam pon leh naik life boat ikut kelas? a boat for 70 was occupied by 20 je? no wonder ramai mati.
then lets move to third class citizens.
d third class people are portrayed as such, very care free, very sincere, n very lucky to be on such a ship. yes, they do not have d manners n ethics of royalty n busuk hati, but they stand their ground n sangat merendah diri. shown to be true as a poor class people. n pandai tahan tindasan kaum bangsawan.
well, not all bangsawan tu busuk. ade jgk yang ok, cuma majority lah yg busuk hati.
so let us look, how life treats us. its always like dat. yang kaya menindas, yang miskin mati lemas.
then lets see pasal kapal2 kan. so they said, titanic the unsinkable. now titanic the sunken.
well i guess its d way how Allah tunjuk to people yang ingat bagus abes.
nah, amek kau.
karam lah kau bersama kapal yang dibanggakan
(secara kasarnya i think tu messagenye lah)
then today tahun baru hijrah. so i heard a talk on hijrah. then dis syeikh ahmad darwisy said (maksudnya dalam bm):
apa sahaja yang ade perkaitan dengan Allah tidak akan musnah.
apa sahaja yang tiade perkaitan dengan Allah akan musnah.
so he told the acheh tsunami story as below.
ok, d masjids didnt even suffer a scratch from d tsunami. as most of us THOUGHT we know d reason, it is because rumah Allah, so dipelihara. true, i guess.
up until now, only i know another deeper reason.
syeikh ahmad darwisy said, during d reign of Umar Al-khattab, he sent many sahabat across the world to do dakwah, sebarkan Islam. jihad fi sabilillah. yes, true.
then, ada yang sampai ke kepulauan melayu ini.
and here's d best part. refer back to the picture of d masjids.
kisahnya, tapak masjid yang tak musnah tu, sebenarnye, ialah tapak berlabuhnya kapal sahabat2 yang datang untuk menyebarkan Islam, bawah arahan Umar al-Khattab. sebab tu lah masjid itu tak rosak.
let us think again now shall we?
titanic the unsinkable. sangat dibanggakan. Tuhan balas, karam.
now sahabat2 ada kapal jugak. jangankan nak kata kapal sahabat karam,bekas tapak berlabuh kapal sahabat pon tak karam, in a situation in which tempat2 lain habis hancur musnah.
betapa hebat n berkatnya kapal sahabat2, sampai tapak berlabuh pon terpelihara, 1400 tahun.
titanic? hmph. br berlayar 3 hari dh karam.
so i hope dis story would benefit me n evrybody who's reading this.
memang bagus jadi kaya, berbudi bahasa, tapi apa guna kalau hati itu busuk dan takabbur.
mari kita ingat, takabbur itu sifat Allah. Allah sahaja yang layak untuk takabbur, sebab dia memang layak. kalau kita ambil sifat Tuhan ini, so just ready aje lah.
n then miskin. miskin pon actually xde la elok sgt, coz macam mana nak menegakkan agama kalau miskin? cmner nak haji? cmner nak zakat? cmner sedekah? kalau semua Islam miskin susah juga.
so, to make it easy, dunia memang lah dunia, so kita memang kena kejar. tegakkan agama. kejar dunia.
tapi pesan syeikh abu hassan as-syazuli, dunia itu dalam genggaman tangan, bukan genggaman hati. kita menunggang dunia, bukan dunia menunggang kita.
at the same time, kita kena ade sifat tawadhu'.
just like Nabi kita, kaya, bangsawan, tapi 'ala khuluqil azhim, di atas akhlaq yang mulia.
memiliki kehalusan budi dan kerendahan hati.
happy new year 1430 hijrah peeps.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
as d picture above shows, we were in d car lah. such a cute boy kan? (me la, not him.) we were somewhere else, wearing sumtin else as d picture too. so i was bored. i liked to bother adam (him laa).
so, i tried menggigit-ing his chubby fat arms. hahahaha. gempal2. n then dia jerit2. then i said to him:
"nak makan adam boleh?"
dia bising2 la. haha. my mom was just outside d car window, talkin to a friend. asyik gle ah my mom borak2. haha. then dgr adam bsing2. she just suro adam diam, jangan goyang2 kereta. haha.
then adam complained to mommy :
"mommyyyyyyy, firdaus kata nak makan adam~!!!"
my mom replied:
" yes yes, ok, boleh2"
then sambung talking. hahahahahahahaha.
lagy bergegar kereta. hahahahahaha. adam tak puas aty. huhuhuhu.
well, i think when times we're soo bz, we wud just do sumtin simple je so dat we can get back to our things. haha. n i guess i can continue kacau adam. hahahaha.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
so now, kita tgk, doctor Islam membuka langkah bersilatnya pula. huhu.
A young man asked a wise doctor :
Do you have any medicine that removes sin and cures the sickness of the heart?
Then the wise doctor replied and said :
The cure of your sickness are in ten things, these are :
1. take a root of the tree of poverty and some roots of the tree of humility.
2. mix these with the turmeric of repentance in the
3. grindstone of Allah’s pleasure, and then
4. grind the mixture of contentment in Allah’s decree
5. then put the mixture in a bowl of piety
6. pour the water of humiliation over the mixture and
7. boil in with the fire of love
8. then pour the (hot) solution into the cup of gratitude and
9. cool it off with the fan of hope of Allah’s mercy
10. finally drink the medicine with the spoon of praise of Allah
Truly if you follow this prescription, all your sickness will be cured and you will benefit from all the troubles both in this world and the Hereafter.
kalo kita tgk balik sirah kan, actually la, orang2 Islam doctors yang jauh lebih hebat dr sape2 pon.
cuba kita tgk eh some of d examples.
Nabi Muhammad :
one time, they were at war. so a sahabat shielded Rasulullah from being shot by arrows, using his face. then,
ada la sebijik panah sesat, and dat arrow caught him in the eye. terkeluar bijik mata. walawehhhhhh.
then, wat Nabi Muhammad did was, Baginda ludah air liur at the eye and put it back in.
God willing, d eye was better than ever.
after that, kalo sahabat tu sakit mata pon, mata yang diludah Rasulullah tu tak effect. maintain sihat je.
in another story, a sahabat was fighting too. in the war, he's hand got rili injured, and it troubled him to fight so badly. d hand was just hanging on a layer of skin. n so, wat he did was, he totally pulled off d hand n had it removed, n continued to fight. (walahhhh~)
after d war, he went to see Nabi Muhammad wif his arm. so, God willing again, Nabi Muhammad sambungkan balik tangan tu together, n it was better than ever.
one time, ada sahabat jumpa sorg ni, tangan dah kene potong. then d sahabat asked:
"siapa yang potong tangan kamu?"
"seorang yang tampan"
"seorang yang alim"
d sahabat asked again:
"lepas orang tu potong tangan kau, kau masih boleh puji dia?"
n again he replied:
"aku bersyukur sebab dia dah potong tangan aku"
"kalau tak, lagy teruk tangan aku kena di akhirat nnt"
so dis story came to the ears of saidina Ali n he called d guy.
"kalau dia boleh mengampunkan aku, apatah lagi Allah"
so saidina Ali covered d hand with a cloth, n joined d hand back.
n d hand was ok again.
kalo kita tgk betul2 la, kalo la Nabi Muhammad hidup lagy skrg, n saidina Ali, n ulama' lain,
sure tapau ah smua klinik kat dunia ni.
they are d best surgeon n doctors that ever walked d face of d earth.
wat we shud think now is,
y they become such great doctors,
n wat we, doctors to be, should try to follow as well.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
biasalah tu kan.
n go ahead, say the third B.
n kita tak tahu d story behind it kan? well here i'd like to share it.
Bohlool was born in Kufa and his real name is Wahab bin Amr. Haroun Rashid feared for the safety of his Khalifate and kingdom from the 7th Imam Musa Kazim (A.S.); therefore, he tried to destroy the Imam. Haroun thought of a trick by which he could kill the Holy Imam. He put the blame of rebellion upon the Imam and demanded a judicial decree from the pious people of his time--which included Bohlool. Everyone gave the decree except Bohlool, who opposed the decision. He immediately went to the Imam and informed him of the circumstances, and asked for advice and guidance. Then and there the Imam told him to act insanely.
Because of the situation, Bohlool acted insanely by the Imam's order. By doing this, he was saved from Haroun's punishment. Now, without any fear of danger, and in amusing ways, Bohlool protected himself from tyrannies. He insulted the notorious Khalifa and his courtiers just by talking. Nevertheless, people acknowledged his superior wisdom and excellence. Even today many of his stories are narrated in assemblies and teach the listeners valuable lessons.
bahlul lived during harun al-rashid's time. one time, there was a drought. so they did solat hajat to ask for rain. but after ulama n ulama, their doas were still not granted. so harun al-rashid asked:
"ada lagy ulama lain tak?"
"dah takde dah, yang tinggal bahlul je"
"panggil lah bahlul"
so they called bahlul. and when he came, bahlul tak imam sembahyang pon.
dia just datang and said:
turunkan lah hujan"
and rain came down.
and d drought was over.
Bahlul seorang ulama' dahulu, yang hidup dalam keadaan hamba. zuhud. tidak berkehendak terhadap dunia dan kekayaannye.
takda orang peduli pon pasal bahlul, sebab ada cerita kata dia dah gila. tapi ketahuilah,
hanya dengan bersumpah dengan nama ALLAH, ALLAH akan perkenankan doanya.
here i would like to put some of the interesting stories i got from d net. =)
One day a friend of Bohlool's took some grains to grind at the mill. After grinding them, he loaded them on his donkey and started home. Near Bohlool's house, his donkey began limping and fell. He called Bohlool and said, " Give me your ass so I can take my bundle home."
Bohlool had taken an oath that he would not give his donkey to anyone, so he said, "I don't have a donkey." But then a donkey's bray was heard.
The man said to Bohlool, "You have a donkey but you said you didn't."
Bohlool replied, "You are a strange and stupid friend. Even though we have been friends for fifty years, you don't listen to me, but you listen to an ass."
One day Bohlool was near Haroun. He said, "O Bohlool! Criticize me."
Bohlool said, "O Haroun! If there is no water in the desert, you are attacked by severe thirst, and near death; what would you give for one gulp of refreshing water?"
"What if the master of the water does not agree to give water for dinars? Then what will you give?"
"I will give half of my kingdom."
"After drinking the water, you get that illness in which you can't urinate. Now what will you give that One Who will cure this illness of yours?"
Haroun answered, " The remaining half of my kingdom."
Bohlool said, "Then don't give importance to this kingdom for it is not worth more than a drink of water. Isn't it proper that you do good with Allah's creations?"
One day Haroun Rashid gave Bohlool some money and told him to distribute it amongst the poor and needy.
Bohlool took the money, but a moment later gave it back to the Khalifa, who asked the reason why he did this.
Bohlool said, "I thought a lot, but found no one more dependent and poor than the Khalifa. This is the reason why I returned the money. I see that your guards and officers stand in the shops and whip people, collect tax and revenue, and then pour them all into your treasures. So I thought that you are the most needy person, and gave the money back to you."
there are simply many other stories i cari gali-ed from the net.
feel free to roam here if you want more:http://www.al-islam.org/gallery/kids/Books/bohlool/
ps/ web ni di tulis oleh shiah.
remember, keluarga Nabi (ahlul bait) itu tak salah
mereka yang terlampau fanatik n extreme yang salah.
still, d stories are still fine i guess.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Plan B was i joined anne (nama main2) and wa (sepatutnya nama sebenar) dan kumpulan kanak2 mereka (cousins n sibs) to sunway pyramid and watch dis movie.
well, i arrived dead early, at 10.30+ i guess. i cudnt believe myself either. anyways, i went to tgv n picked up their tickets for d movie. then i roamed around, like a lost soul, alone (sobs). window shopped alot (menahan diri from buying stuffs). till they eventually arrived, 2hours later. (tercabut kaki)
so then before the movie bwk la diorg pusing2 sikit, tgk2 kedai. malaysian saving sales lah, katanye.
then its off to d movies.
okay, so twilight. byk gle chicks tgk. adoyh. when they introduced d CULLENS, everyone was like owh wow.
then he showed up. (in the movie)
and here goes d chicks. (i hope no guys did d same)
and here goes me.
glide to the screen.
suck his blood.
n then into the movie n story itself. well, i find the movie quite ok lah. just dat, ok. d story line dat is. vampire, human. love. suck blood. fight vampires.
not much of villains anywhere. suspen je lebih. lawan sket2 je pon dh kalah. tak seronoknye.
then wat i find amusing (and dis irrated anne) was d action of gliding and also piggy-backing bella.
haha. edward was supposed to be super fast ryte. yeah i knw, i cn see d trees move past them rili fast. but edwards feet was like he was on a treadmill. slow mo kot. hahahaha. kaki dia tak laju ponnnnn~ XD
then d gliding. from tree to tree. ok, i get it. but he was like:
gliding slow mo~
just hands out.
n feet not moving.
super fast weh. tp panjat pokok tangan takyah cengkam trees pon. pergh hebat.
i told wa (sitting beside me) n she was also laughing juga. hahaha. kelakar weh.
anyways, i think d director (or stuntman) shud do some better job of making it look more realistic i guess? haha
n yeah, twilight was hell jiwang movie.
(but i liked edward's ride tho, d new volvo. nice wehhhhhhhh)
but anne had a nice time making me her doll, pakai scarf, shades, snow cap, hat, ape lagy.
then gelak cm gila. lempang br tau. (ayat je lebih, if ur reading this anne) huhu.
owh yea, we were in nose, wa was searching for heels, then aqasha d actor came in. wif his gf kot.
muka pancit, tak larat. masuk2 je trus duduk kat seats. then kene blah dah, n his face showed dis words within :
br je duduk ni wehhh.
patah tulang tongkeng.
(i think those were d words kot)
cuma he kept silent aje.
then makan. i came n anne dah abes makan. (siot monster makan laju) hahahaha. she always simpan her eating action away from me. (awat, cuak kene bahan ke anne? huhu)
n wa plak nafsu je besar, perut takde la besar mana. (wallet besar juga) so she bought yummy steak. n i (taknak membazir) helped her through it. ALHAMDULILLAH. O=)
n lepas tu, balik kot. dengan penuh terpaksanye, dan diorg penuh selambenye ikut to parking lot (hahahahaha), kena lah hantar diorg to shah alam. adoyhhhhh.
nasib baik bg duit tol. kalo tak dah eject jauh2. (hahahahahaha)
still, it was a nice day. tho penat. siot korg fit gle bab2 shopping ni. huhu.
moral of d story:
girls are very strong legged creatures.
girls are lock n loaded in their pockets.
n guys hanya tgk n say;
yes, nice, amek la.
dah? jom balik. (yippeeee)
Thursday, December 4, 2008
dis is a very nice song
try lah dengar
wanna sing along pon bolehhhhh
Alone for a while I've been searching through the dark
For traces of the love you left inside my lonely heart
To weave by picking up the pieces that remain
Melodies of life--love's lost refrain
Our paths they did cross, though I cannot say just why
We met, we laughed, we held on fast, and then we said goodbye
And who'll hear the echoes of stories never told?
Let them ring out loud till they unfold
In my dearest memories, I see you reaching out to me
Though you're gone, I still believe that you can call out my name
* A voice from the past, joining yours and mine
Adding up the layers of harmony
And so it goes, on and on
Melodies of life,
To the sky beyond the flying birds--forever and beyond
So far and away, see the bird as it flies by
Gliding through the shadows of the clouds up in the sky
I've laid my memories and dreams upon those wings
Leave them now and see what tomorrow brings
In your dearest memories, do you remember loving me?
Was it fate that brought us close and now leaves me behind?
If I should leave this lonely world behind
Your voice will still remember our melody
Now I know we'll carry on
Melodies of life
Come circle round and grow deep in our hearts
As long as we remember
Friday, November 28, 2008
so here's d idea weyh.
d main reason for d statement from d ITGS kids is becoz choki-choki had d ingredient WHEY POWDER in it.
what is whey powder?
whey powder comes from milk, and is a by product in which d coagulation of milk separates them into two : liquid (whey) and solid (curd), in which the curd is later becomes the cheese.
so basically, whey is ok to be eaten, as it is actually milk from goat, cow, buffalo, or sheep.
so kawan2, jangan risau lah nak makan choki2. whey is actually safe. :) since the ITGS kids said it originates from cows.
there's some slight technical problems nowadays.
so here's d catch. my mom told me dat in large industries, they tend to use dis enzymes.
these enzymes are usually of cow and calf origin.
halal ke haram? baca bismillah ke x?
in which for sure haram lahhhhhhhhhh.
we don't really know d status of d food, whether it is halal or not.
whether d enzyme is of which origin.
whether the way of getting the enzyme is ryte or wrong.
kita tak tau, but antara halal dan haram
ada 10 keburukan perkara2 syubhah, seperti dalam kitab2 ulama' ada tertulis,
but i remembered 1 badness of syubhah :
check whether ada whey powder or not. coz unsur2 syubhah tu dtg dr situ lah.
coz to produce whey, they need enzyme rennet. and if they use rennet, then dari situlah datang syubhah dia tu.
such as ferrero rocher, mars, snickers etc.
then kalo rajin do research on it.
coz sometimes they dun use rennet, industries use vegetable rennet, acid, etc.
which are not of mammal origin.
which is OK. =)
so people out there, i hope we will be more aware of what we eat.
coz after all, we are what we eat.
and kalo we eat benda2 haram,
neraka je bleh sucikan daging2 kita nih.
in which neraka tu sangat lah sakit kan.
then look la for rennet, cheese, ethics n all.
search lah whatever u want pon.
wabillah hi taufiq.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
JJ and Rudy~
the thing is, things won't be the same again :( JJ rocks coz he has Rudy. and Rudy rocks coz he has JJ. who's goin to gotcha people in the morning now? cmon mannnnn. adoiiii. JJ said there is goin to be a new person in place of Rudy. but we know :
yang diganti tak sama dengan yang pergi
imagine no lois lane. who would superman hug then in this scene?
dark knight and boy wonder
if there would be someone to replace robin,
would he be boy WONDER or boy BLUNDER?
if Al rubbed the lamp, who would come out of the lamp if there's no Genie?
u want iago to come out of the lamp?
they opened slots for callers to voiced out their thoughts on the shift change. and many expressed their grief and sadness. but its Rudy's choice. so we have to support and respect him.
i loved one of the simile one of the callers told JJ and Rudy on how they complimented each other. yeah, i agree. :)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
the ocean is wide and deep.
let's take d baby picture as an example. do we rilli think dat the baby can actually survive in the water like dat? can d baby swim? even if the baby got hold of the money, can he actually come out alive? its lucky dat he can reach d money, since the money is not that deep in the ocean yet. wat if the money was already at the bottom of d ocean?
usually the greatest treasures lie at the bottom of the ocean. how can we get there, and get out, alive? such interesting questions ryte?
lautan dunia ini mmg luas,
dan memang banyak khazanah di dalamnya.
namun, lebih luas lagi lautan ilmu Allah.
serta lautan ilmu hadith dan sunnah Rasulullah.
lautan ilmu Allah yang tidak bertepian, tidak ada dasarnya.
serta lautan ilmu Rasullah.
di mana perbandingan ilmu seluruh makhluk kepada ilmu Baginda,
bagai sebutir pasir dan lautan pasir mengelilinginya.
if we wish for the pearls of knowledge that lies at the bottom of the sea,
can we actually survive the bottomless sea of knowledge that Allah owns?
or even the extremely broad knowldge of Nabi Muhammad?
without help, skills, and power,
lost in d depths of the ocean.
i hope this can asnwer ur question,
what if a person does not want to stick to a mazhab,
n only wishes to use al-Quran n sunnah.
coz d 4 imam of mazhab is like professional divers.
professional swim coaches.
that can survive the deepest darkest depths of the sea of knowledge that Allah owns.
and the sea of knowledge Nabi Muhammad owns.
and they can present to us the greatest pearls our eyes have ever seen.
and we won't die because of the depths.
and still obtain those precious pearls of knowledge.
i hope this small article also answers anybody's confused mind out there.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Nabi bersabda maksudnya :
why should we question? and bukannya dis pengharaman ni bertentangan dengan agama. better yet, dis is for our good. some might ask me why. so here's why.
we can compromise with culture, kebudayaan, but we cannot compromise with religion.
for example, kalo benda2 kebudayaan macam makan kuih bulan ke, makan ape ke, dat doesnt involve religion, its ok. islam allows it.
and getting on to hindu. (ni yang panas nihhhhhhh) i quote from d article above :
"instead, they should have used words like unsuitable for Muslims. the word haram could have been avoided"
said dis semat hindu guy, president of hindu sangam.
i speak on dis based on our daily favourite surah lazim, surah al kafirun which translates :
“Aku tidak akan menyembah apa yang kamu sembah.
“Dan kamu tidak mahu menyembah (Allah) yang aku sembah.
“Dan aku tidak akan beribadat secara kamu beribadat.
“Dan kamu pula tidak mahu beribadat secara aku beribadat.
“Bagi kamu ugama kamu, dan bagiku ugamaku”.
still, if people are still ignorant (which usually happens), then biar aje lah.
sebab ALLAH ade kata, which sounds sumting like dis :
ps/s - yogi2 tu ice cream lahhhhhh.
i hope dis post wud help us muslims. coz i always remembered people saying,
so if some1 asked me whether i helped or not, i guess i tried my best.
wabillah hi taufiq.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
ok first up, these TWO MANGKUKs,
ACAP n FARZAN.
as much as i know of these two guys, they are friends and beyond. we played basketball for years n years together. studied and did almost everything together back in ALAM SHAH.
soo many memories together.
ok, d next BOWL is dis guy, mr ANUAR F.A.T.
studied with him for 4 years in alam shah, n now TERPAKSA menghadap muka dia lagy for 2years in KMS. (ROOMATE PLAK TU)
met him just as i entered KMS. (rommates jugak)
tak habis2 dgn dragon ball 7 bijik semuanya.
soo many hardships, memories, experience.
surely will last forever.
standing in the eyes of d world.
CERTAINLY, SURELY, DEFINITELY NOT D LEAST
been a long time since we known each other.
many ups, many downs.
shared soo many experiences.
distance have always bring us apart,
but dat doesnt rili apply to the heart.
and yeah, others out there. we might take time to know each other,
but everyone is special in respective ways.
if u think ur supposed to be in dis column of mine,
do tell me.
i'll put u in serious consideration, since u actually read my blog.
so yeah lakers have been thrasing ppl around dis days. n they needs a challenge.
as a laker fan, i guess i'll be looking forward to see their game sometime during hols. (cepat la cuti wehhhhhhhhhhh~!)
so here's d article on d rampaging lakers. note some of the funny phrases that actually reflects reality tho. =)
LOS ANGELES -- Attention to the 29 teams in the National Basketball Association that don't have Jack Nicholson sitting courtside at your home games: Can one of you please show up and give the Lakers a game?
Los Angeles is now 10-1 thanks to a 104-90 dismantling of a Nuggets team that was supposedly retooled, revamped and renewed thanks to the addition of Chauncey Billups.
Strange, it looked like the same old Denver team that lost 4-0 to L.A. in the First Round of last year's playoffs to me.
You remember that series, where the Lakers not just swept, but undressed the Nuggets in four games? L.A. averaged 114.75 points in that series, outscoring the Nuggets by an average of 13.25 points per game and giving Denver the title as the only 50-win team ever to exit the playoffs via the help of a broom in the First Round.
Allen Iverson, Marcus Camby and Carmelo Anthony's cornrows are gone from that squad, but the dejected Nuggets team that exited STAPLES Center on Friday looked nothing like the confident, 8-4 group that came in.
The Lakers have a way of doing that to you. Especially when Bryant is scoring 29 points on 12-for-18 shooting without playing a minute in the fourth quarter, Andrew Bynum is putting up 13 points, 13 rebounds and matching a career high with five assists and Trevor Ariza is beating the shotclock with a rainbow three-point heave in the fourth quarter to swell a 14-point lead into a 17-point drubbing.
"We just had a tough night," Billups (15 points, nine assists) said as he addressed the media while his teammate Anthony sat slumped over with his head in his hands for a good 20 minutes in the next locker over. "That team is just a really, really good team. They don't let you do what you want to do. That's what great teams do. They're long, they can play fast, they can play slow. We just had a rough night."
Anthony (5-for-19 shooting, 10 points, three turnovers) had the roughest night of all which Lakers head coach Phil Jackson attributed to his team's focus on the budding star. "[The key was] not giving him opportunities," Jackson said. "Getting a body on him when he has the basketball. Turning him to the baseline. Trying to keep him from the middle."
The Nuggets didn't look anything like the team that came into the game riding a four-game winning streak that included a road victory over the Celtics and was carrying a 7-1 mark with Billups at the point.
They looked more like the Blazers, Clippers or Rockets -- all of whom fell by double digits at the hands of L.A.'s dynamic defense and terrific triangle.
The only blemish on the Lakers' record is that 106-95 loss to Detroit that happened a week ago, but L.A. was able to block that out of its memory almost as soon as the final buzzer sounded, chalking up the outcome to "Detroit just got hot, you can't do anything about that" and pushing forward.
Baron Davis called the Lakers "a machine" earlier in the season and if L.A. was an Apple IIc back when Davis made the comment a couple weeks ago, it's become a Mac PowerBook G4 by now. The first time L.A. played Denver in just its third game of the season, the Lakers needed 14 points from Bryant in the fourth quarter to pull off the road win. On Friday the guys in purple and gold were already up by 21 points heading into the final quarter and thus no Bryant bailout was necessary.
The Lakers' 10-1 start matches the pace that of the record-setting 72-10 Chicago Bulls, who started 1995-96 with the same mark.
"They have a lot of weapons, they have their offensive weapons and they've turned themselves into a pretty good defensive team ... most of the games have been double digits and they're stream rolling the whole league right now," Nuggets coach George Karl said.
After not playing particularly sharp but still flattening the Suns on Thursday, the second night of a back-to-back on Friday was precise domination. The Lakers finished off the Nuggets worse than that turkey in the background of the Sarah Palin interview that has been making the rounds on the Internet.
It only seems to get easier for L.A. The Lakers next nine games against the Nets, Mavericks, Raptors, Pacers, Sixers, Wizards, Bucks and Kings (twice) are against teams with a combined record of 38-64 (.373) and none of them have a record better than .500 as of Nov. 21.
It's feasible that L.A. might not face a worthy adversary in its next 17 games remaining leading up to the highly-anticipated Finals rematch with Boston on Christmas day. Only four teams in that stretch have records above .500: the Suns, who L.A. easily disposed of on Thursday; the Knicks, who completely overhauled their roster today and will probably experience some growing pains finding their chemistry over the next couple weeks; the Hornets, who the Lakers already downed in New Orleans and who don't look as good as they were last season for whatever reason; and the Magic, who split their season series with the Lakers last year but don't have the bench that can match L.A.'s depth.
"We are just excited every time that we step on the floor, ready for the new challenge," Bryant said after the game.
Challenge? Really? Kobe, you guys led by 27 points in the first half on Friday. That's not a challenge, that's a charity.
I propose we get a time machine, go back to 1996 and get shaved Phil Jackson to coach against bearded Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan and the Bulls so that these Lakers can play against an opponent that actually presents a challenge.
Is that too much to ask?
Friday, November 21, 2008
ok ok salam sejahtera ke atas anda semua yang membaca. huhu. well, the first thot of ME, JHAR
having a blog is kinda absurd. well yeah, i agree. and dis also kinda contradicts with my own stand dat i shud rather spend time on homework and studies rather than blogging. yea i know.
STUPID JHAR. but semua itu biasalah, stupidity. huhu.
well i guess i wanted to dis STUPID BLOG OF MINE maybe because of a few factors :
syasya, qyna, dj, and also mislan.
(but i greatly blame SYASYA and QYNA)
thank u RAJA PETRA.
dan lelain lah~
and my ownself lah~ haha.
anyways, i hope people will enjoy reading my blog nanti.
if ur reading this, then i thank u very much.