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Saturday, March 25, 2006

TESCO's Playground






Jamilah & Husna had some fun today after we had finished our shopping at our favourite shopping place - none other than TESCO. The price of goods offered - affordable, and certainly much more cheaper than GIANT. The competition amongst Hypermarkets in Section 13 Shah Alam has done the consumer some good. And from my observation, MACRO is certainly on the losing side.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Codenamed TERKAM, Ulu Langat






The project had taken off on a silent note albeit at breakneck speed. The internal highway utilised some 210 tonnes of dolomite rocks and high quality lumber were imported from Terengganu for construction of the "hostel". Estimated completion time would be in about a week or two. The project owner wish to thank all the participants whom had confidently piched in their hard earned money or money's worth and valuable time as capital in order to make this project a reality. We look forward to recieve the first batch of inhabitants in the next coming months. Insya Allah.
We expect to see some positive cashflow from the investment in a year's time.


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Malim Kundang






The photos are self explanatory. These shots were taken by my sister in law in Padang, Sumatera Barat Indonesia (menghadap lautan Hindi) 2 yrs ago. It was supposed to be the site of the tragedy of Malim Kundang. The mural are supposed to be the life story of this Malim Kundang character, from his birth, childhood, the departure (with the blessing of his mother), his marriage to a royalty/noble family, his ignorance of his mother's pleas and the prayer by the mother which turned, not only Malim Kundang, but his entire fleet of vessels into stone.

As this Blog, unfortunately only allow me to post 5 photos, per update, the photo of what is believed by the locals to be Malim Kundang will be posted in the next installment.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Long lost friends...

On Monday 06/03/2006 , I had another suprise of my life.... the whole team waited patiently for their lawyer to come (me) to paint a beautiful picture, through my presentation, of the various products that we want to sell, to the customer... and the main shareholder of the customer, Azri budak Kedah, turned out to be none other than a former classmate when I was in Maahad Hamidiah!!!
Nearly 18 or was it 19 yrs ago?..... He was quite taken aback when I described to him the vivid details of some of our mutual friends in fronnt of the team members. The chaiperson then cooly proceded to remind me that I am their lawyer... so kenalah berlaku adil to my employer (nak buat macam mana). Anyway, it seems that he is going all out to belanja me & a few friends tomorrow night!
And there is another, a friend by the name of Hazman Halid. This guy sat right next to me when I was in Form 1... before dia cabut to another school. The excerpts below was taken from his Blog http://www.tukangtaip.com
Over 20 years ago, I lasted a couple of months in a boarding school out in Kajang. It’s that piece of memory that has been tucked deep inside the folds of my mind. I remember nothing of it. I’m amazed when I found out that that the kid that sat next to me in class not only tracked me down through my blog, he actually remembers every single detail in graphic lucidity. Holy cow! Reading his description (that he sent to a mutual friend) made me fall from my seat. This is something I simply have to record:
(of course I would delete my own email that he posted in his Blog but there were comments also) Somebody had misrepresented to him that I am now a sharie lawyer..
Responses to “The Long Lost Schoolmate”
coconutice Says: February 25th, 2006 at 6:17 am
that’s so sweet. A friend actually rememebered you from way back. A similar thing happened to me a few days back. But hte thing is i still cant quite recall much about her… :S my bad
Administrator Says: February 25th, 2006 at 9:55 am
Truth is, I’m having a hard time recalling too, except for the name that rang a bell from the deepest crevices in my brain. Heard he’s a Syariah lawyer now… err a religious figure reading my blog? Die lah.. I’ll prepare for a loadful of corrective advice when I meet him hahaha.
my206 Says: February 25th, 2006 at 10:34 am
ahlan…ahlan…wa..sahlan TT…kaifa aluka? Chewaah…nak belajar cakap Arab ngan TT lah!
evil_shandye Says: February 25th, 2006 at 1:22 pm
hao jie bu jian. ni hao ma? ni jiao shenme minzhe (sudah lama tidak berjumpa, apa khabar? siapa nama awak?) hehe… wo jiao mizz evil shandye (nama saya mizz evil shandye)
azzalea Says: February 25th, 2006 at 6:05 pm
ahaks! TT skool kat kajang eh. oo..dekat ar kita… satu skool ngan yassin brothers.
Administrator Says: February 27th, 2006 at 5:57 pm
For the record:
1. I flunked my Arabics just as I nearly flunked Bahasa Malaysia during SPM. I know how to order tawook in those Arab restaurants back in Dearborn though, thank goodness.
2. It was my school for 2-3 months before I moved back to PJ and continued in this Catholics missionary boys’ school called La Salle (I am Moslem and have chosen to be insyaAllah).
Haz

One of these days I am going to give my friend a call. Thank you to Sis Anum, Brother Chal's sister, for Hazman's handphone number

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Langkawi Cable Car Ride

The ride was... eerie.. imagine being suspended in mid air a couple of hundreds metres from the ground. Putus cabke kalu... habis sumenya mati terpleot... but the scenery is breathtaking. Not recommended for those yg ada heart attack.




You can see the suspended metal bridge. Kalau hujan lebat... toksahla nak naik... for kids, you have to pass the height test. Else takleh nak naik(more like photos penjenayah yg wanted by the autorities aje). More photos will be posted.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Gerai Pakcik Anwar Udang Teluk Intan





These are some photos taken by yours truely, at Teluk Intan in August 2005. Exact location : Kg Terengganu. This is the place to visit if kome sume nak merasa makan udang galah sedap at a very cheap price! The stall owner is Pakcik Anwar, more commonly referred to as "Anwar Udang" to the local populace (and also bekas anak murid mengaji my late grandfather, Hj Md Johor). In the olden days, the site used to see some hectic activities as it used to serve as a jetty for kampung folks daily travel through a ferry system (kampung folks referred the mode of transport as "bot sebokin"). But that was ages ago. The ferry has now ceased operations and most of the village deep in the riverine Perak had long been abandoned or sparsely populated to the extent that they could not even conduct the Friday concregational prayers due to lack of corum.

Here, my dad remeninces his younger days, bring borned and brought up in Kg Banda, Teluk Penadah & not forgetting his dextrity as johan menjala solo.

Trip to Pulau Bintan (Indonesia)






Kenangan semasa di Pulau Bintan. Just about one hour trip by ferry from Johor Bahru jetty. The beaches in certain areas are Club Med style. Currency in use - Singaporean Dollars (Ouch!).
Thanks a zillion to Sdr Irfan & his family for being such a wonderful host. Anybody wants to apply for Indonesian maids, Sdr Irfan sure boleh tolong punye! Iya kan Pak? Anybody planning to visit Indonesia, pls try out their Es Pokat andEs Tabak.... not to mention, Pecal Lele.

Jamilah poses with her Kak Tata in an Indonesian jamu store. At the age of 4, this kid could read the Quran like water... wow! Just give her any page at random and you will be amazed.