Saturday, February 25, 2012


Arriving Penang International Airport at about 1920 yesterday, February 24th.
Alhamdulillah, we have landed at Penang International Airport at about 1920 yesterday 24th February, and arrived home safely, as scheduled. Another chapter of our ISDEV's international expedition Alhamdulillah, has been completed.

In fact, such an international expedition is followed by another one today. Dr Zakaria Bahari, Dr Zahri Hamat, Dr Mohd Zaini Abu Bakar and Dr Ahmad Azrin Adnan have left for Jakarta this morning, to fulfill invitation by a number of universities in Jakarta and Malang, to deliver talks on potentials of graduate studies at their universities. They will be there for about a week, InshaAllah.

Recontemplating the recent experience at Vancouver, another observation could perhaps be shared here. At the conference, participants are free to talk about their religions and ask about others' religions, and some of them even presented an objective analysis of their own religious movements. For instance, apart from Ms. Diana Holland of the Share International who talked openly about her "World Teacher" named Maitreya, there were also Dr Guia Calicdan-Apostle who fondly explained about her Bahai religion, the young Buddhist monk Shuva Langker who presented about conflict management from his Buddhist perspective, and Dr Megan P. Brock, a nun from Sydney Australia who presented an objective analysis of her Catholic movement. Interestingly, to them, I could even asked personal questions, such as to the monk Shuva and nun Dr Megan, about their feelings towards marriage/man/woman and their love affairs, if there were any. They have answered me frankly, without any barriers.

In memory: My working table in my room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, Canada
In memory: My resting chair in my room at the same hotel in Vancouver

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