Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The demise of Blogger Ruby Ahmad....


I am shock of the news of her death. Still is shock as I write this. I got the news when I turn on my computer this morning and look at the Wall of my Facebook and on my Wall I saw the photo taken a year ago posted by Elviza. I was wondering why had Elviza posted this images, just a joke maybe to remind us of that day in April 2009. I was about to placed a comment when I decided not to do so but instead scroll down and what a shock it was when I read at Elviza Wall that Ruby Ahmad passed away last evening. For a second I was lost and did not know what to say; I was in a shock and immediately post a comment on Elviza's Facebook Wall “What! Such a great friend not only in cyberspace but in the real world too. A fine woman indeed. Shock of her demise and sad, very very sad indeed. Condolence to her family and May she rest in peace. Amen."

I came to know Ruby Ahmad through her Blog. To me she is indeed a prolific writer with her own mind. A person of great integrity and want the best not only for herself, her family but to the society as well. She has relentlessly written in her Blog, Facebook about the need for the Malaysian society especially the Malay to change and move forward with confidence. She was concerned about the standard of English of the present generation and in one discussion we discuss at length her concerned. It was indeed a challenge to banter with her in the comment column in the Blog or Facebook. She would always provokes your thoughts and the discussion with her was always stimulating. She was always resourceful and knowledgeable in every aspect of the subject that we often discuss. And when we found the discussion seem sensitive we would discuss it just between the two of us via email. And she would always speak her mind and since we both are Leo, we seem to click on so many issues that affect the society at large. In the course of blogging we met a few time with other blogger. Once when I was having coffee with my spouse at the Dome at Ikano, She and her husband and the two kids came over to meet us and chat. Though that meeting was short, I still could visualize her smile as she introduces her husband and her two boys to us. It was such a short and sweet moment that still lingers in my mind till this day. She had great personality and a great person to have around a dinner table where the intellectual discussion would surely stimulate one thought. The last time I met her was at a dinner with other blogger on April 22, 2009. But we continue to keep in touch by means of Blogging and Facebook until recently.

And When I went into Facebook we would continue to discuss subject of common interest to the society especially on Education and the quality of living of the society. When I decided to leave Facebook, she search for me and wrote an e-mail to me asking what has happens. I told her that I need to think again about Facebook since some aspect of it seem not to my liking and told her that I would come back to Facebook and did that after a lapsed of a few month. With that we continue to communicate in cyberspace and every time we met in cyberspace she was always cheerful and her thoughts always inspire me as she had inspired others who follow her in blogsphere and in Facebook. Her death is indeed a lost but that is life; we came and then we leave. She has gone but to me she left great thoughts that would be remembered by all who know her. Indeed a woman with a Beautiful Mind. Bye and Amen.

14 comments:

Madam Curi said...

Al Fatihah. We shall miss her Pak Idrus. WE shared with her a common belief in wanting the best for our society.

Ms B said...

Beautifully written.. She was a remarkable woman and will be missed by many.

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Such shocking and tragic news, Pak Idrus. This is such a touching obituary to a lovely lady. Al Fatihah, may she be remembered with love, always.

Puan Isah said...

Salam Pak Idrus
So sorry to hear...
Alfatihah...

I do not know if this is an appropriate time, I hope I am not intruding.
I'd like to share a blog award with you.Do check it out at http://blindperfect.blogspot.com/
Thank you!

Pak Idrus said...

Pak Zawi has left a new comment on your post "The demise of Blogger Ruby Ahmad....":

Pak Idrus,
Thanks for informing by fon. We have lost a dear blogger friend. I am rather unfortunate as I have never met her in real life but still miss her ever smiling face.

[This was posted by Pak Zawi and I have edited it for clearity]

Pak Idrus said...

Madam Curi. Yang Farina, thanks for the visit and the kind words on this fine lady.

We have discuss many issue with her and I am truly amazed how articulate she was in delivering her view of current issue. She was so committed in wanting the best for the society.

Like you I treasured her thoughts and she would be remembered as a person so passionate with her cause. Indeed we lost a true friend.

Take care.

Pak Idrus said...

Ms B, thanks for the visit and the kind words on this posting.

Indeed she was a remarkable woman and I believe she would be remembered well by all her friends.

We truly lost an fine lady with such a beautiful mind.

Take care.

Pak Idrus said...

~Covert_Operations'78, Ee Lynn thanks for the visit and the kind words on this posting.

Like you I was truly shock of her passing, but that in life things just happen; we came and we leave.

She left us with such a wonderful memory of a lady who was trying to do her best for the society that she so loved. It was a treasure and I believe she would be remembered for all the good works that she has contribute to the society through her Blog and Facebook and her other social activities.

Take care.

Pak Idrus said...

Puan Isah, thanks for the visit and the kind words on this posting. Much appreciated.

Take care.

[BTW I have includes you at my link under 'What others say']

Pak Idrus said...

Pak Zawi, thanks for the visit and the good words on this fine lady.

I have edited you posting for clarity and I hope you do not mind.

As we all know She has been contributing her thoughts in Blog and Facebook and personally I had the opportunity to meet her and discuss various issue through her blog and face book.

Truly we lost a great blogger and a friend.

Take care.

Temuk said...

Salam Pak Idrus
Dari Allah kita datang, kepadaNya kita pulang. Semoga arwah digolongkan olehNya ke dalam kumpulan orang-orang soleh yang disayangiNya. Ameen.

Pak Idrus said...

Temuk, thanks for the visit and sharing your thought on the subject of this posting. Yes, we came and then we leave.

Take care.

Yati Harvey said...

Pak Idrus,
You captured her persona so well. She will always be the Big Kakak to me...Al fatihah.

Pak Idrus said...

Yati Harvey, thanks for the visit and the good words on this posting. Well, she is a special woman and She touches all whom she befriend.

Take care.