This is just the story of myself and my family.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
What have I done with this 365 days that will be gone in less than six hours?
Ita left KMK Changloon sometime in April. Until now we never go again to Alor Star, Changloon or Kangar as we usually did monthly. Those places seem very very very far away now.
Ita entered UITM as undergraduate of Acturial Science in late June. Damned happy as UITM is about 35 km away.
We transferred back to KL to our very own home on 31st June, meaning we left Semashur. Since then I have to travel about 42 km to and fro to get to work. He was back to his former school on 16 June.
My first son got engaged on 20 December 2009.
What surprised me I used to remember my life in Semashur. Somehow I have to admit I missed the house in Semashur. It had been our home for more than five years. Its spacious rooms. The cats that we had. Honestly the first two years when Ita and Ucin were still schooling in SMK Bandar Baru Batang Kali was still fresh in my mind. It was just like yesterday.
But I don't remember much when they were younger, when they were in SK Bandar Tun Razak or the SMK Bandar Tun Razak. Missed my quite life in Hulu Yam.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Suddenly you just realized the school holiday will be over by next week. Somehow I missed those days. The time flies really fast. Where did I go during the school holiday?
Well I can't help thinking I missed those moments when I used to go to Seri Manjung, Perak to Bertam, Pulau Pinang, Changloon, Kedah. Those days were over. The kids are young adults now. How I missed those time. Something like you don't accept the fact of life.
Since Ita left KMK that April 2009 we never go north anymore for our monthly activity. In fact we don't have any programme whatsoever. All those events were decided on the spot. Kangar once again seems very very far to go. Last year we visited Kangar for my father almost every month when we had the trip to KMK to see Ita. Those lovely happenings. Why I still like to dream?
Friday, December 25, 2009
I just can't write everything here. At times you are happy, at times something came out wrongly not like what you wished. Whatever I still thank to all those involved and those who came to help. I also happy I met some of my siblings during Malik occasion.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I knew long enough that you have to sweat to get something, you have to slog to achieve what you want, you have to spend SOME time to achieve what you really wish. You get nothing for free. Nothing come easy.
I just hope it will turn out ok in time. Allah bless us. Amin
Monday, December 7, 2009
Most days the paperworks make you sit all day long. I think I never have the chance not to have any job even though you empower someone to do it. But there are still something to clear the table. It keeps coming every hour. At least to sign some thing.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Then I caught a commuter until Bandar Tasik Selatan. It was my first time and Ucin took me home. It costs me RM4.20 only and there were a lot of people. I don't think I like to try it again.
Last Thursday I went to office but went home early as I felt quite tired after all Friday was Eid Adha. I didn't do anything for the day even though I bought something to cook.
Friday - all the five of us were home but abang still went to work on Eid Adha. Pity him. I just made rendang.
Saturday afternoon - the two of us with En Radzi and wife went to visit Nurul's house for the date. I was of course our first experience.
By about 4.00pm both of us started our journey to Pengkalan Balak to be together with their family gathering near the beach really. We just stay in one of the homestay.
This entry was done with my Celcom Broadband of course.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
By the way I took the trouble buying the card for RM10.00 to have two hours of internet from the hotel kiosk. This three star hotel does not provide wifi facility to the room. This situation is really funny to a motel in Alor Star - Bee Garden Motel.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Continuing we went to visit his father in Ipoh before sending me here.
All of us were dead tired really. But somehow I enjoyed the trip to Kota Bharu even it rained most of day. Thankyou.
This entry is done while travelling in crv to Jeli.
This morning we are supposed to leave Kota Bharu. I am glad we had some times together here even though it rains the whole day long. Mostly we have been to all the places near this hotel. Thankyou for taking us here.
All these entries while in Kota Bharu were done in this Hotel Temenggong using Celcom Broadband.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
It is raining today. Just drizzling most of the time - very seldom heavy. I did some shopping though. I managed to buy abang samping. I bought some kueh. Just simply buy.
Since his team won the game this morning they have to continue to the semi-final. That means we will be in Kota Bharu until tomorrow. Actually I had bought the things I wanted to buy. But that's ok. Yesterday the three of us went to the Muzium nearby.
So to count this month I managed to follow him to Quality Hotel Shah Alam, then I had my course in Kuala Lumpur Hotel City Villa and now we are in budget Hotel, Hotel Temenggong which is very near Pasar Siti Khatijah. We used to have our makan at Kedai Kopi Din Tokyo which is just next to the hotel.
We, me and my two kids, are following him even though we knew it is the usual year end monsoon rain but we thought we won't have the chance like this in the rain, so we came and after all they are having their semester holidays.
Yesterday the three of us had some shopping in Pasar Siti Khatijah. The Pasar is undergoing renovations. I bought batik for Ita too.
So last night in the rain, we had our dinner at Pantai Cahaya Bulan. We had the grilled fish with the three taste (mind my horrible English - yet I still insist writing in English) and the fritters. We had dinner here everytime we come to Kota Bharu. I supposed this is our third time, We came here in April 2008 (I think so) when we visited Ita while she was having her PLKN in Tok Bali Pasir Puteh after her SPM and JMTI. The second time I went with the Semashurian teachers when they were visitng SMS Macang and Faris Petra (I couldn't remember when exactly).
Saturday, November 21, 2009
So far what we have taken I think the food is just the same price as Kuala Lumpur but there are a lot of varieties. With the short time I couldn't choose which one.
This entry is done in Hotel Temenggong using our Celcom Broadband
Friday, November 20, 2009
So last night all the five of us were home. Again this situation was rare even before they are independent. I precious these moment. I wonder those who have many siblings.
By the way I had my new dentures fixed last night. So now I can smile openly for RM650.00. I like it.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
I have to attend a Financial Course organized by Institute Aminuddin Baki held in Hotel City Villa Chow Kit. It is just the same like more than ten years ago. Actually I had been here before twice - under the name Asia hotel or may be South East Asia Hotel, can't remember exactly. The hotel is rather old. The furnitures is of course, old. I am not trying to downgrade anything about this hotel. It is just a three star hotel.
Now the surrounding of the hotel. You just can't find where is the route to the parking lot of the hotel. It is being blocked by the small stalls nearby. The scenery of the hotel really in terrible shape. I am not comparing to those four, five stars hotels. I have been to this Bee Garden Motel in Alor Star - well it is quite brand new, but it is just a motel - no star whatsoever. In this motel one can get a wifi straight in your room. But not this hotel down in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. About this wifi thing, one can't also get it in Quality Hotel Shah Alam, only in the lobby. I have just been there last week following him for three nights. Just surprising with these hotel facilities.
This Chow Kit area is a place where you can get many things cheaply but of course I am not held responsible for their quality. There is a wet market nearby, everything is sold at a reasonable price especially the fruits. You can get all types of fruit here. Just don't mention the cleanliness.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I love this Sam Saimun's. Here is the lyric.
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Di wajah mu ku lhat bulan – SAM SAIMUN
Di wajahmu kulihat bulan
Menerangi hati gelap rawan
Biarlah daku mencari naungan
Di wajah damai rupawan
Serasa tiada jauh dan mudah dicapai tangan
Ingin hati menjangkau kiranya tinggi di awan
Di wajahmu kulihat bulan
Bersembunyi di balik senyuman
Jangan biarkan ku tiada berkawan
Hamba menanti kan tuan
Monday, November 9, 2009
So I listen to my type of music. I like P Ramlee and Saloma. Last Saturday I managed to buy M Bakri, Nona Asiah and Ahmad Jais CDs. I love Sam Saimun, Hasnah Tahar, Jaafar O, Rahim Omar, Rosiah Chik. May be a few others. At this age I just don't know how to appreciate Rihanna, Beyonce or Timberlake or even Britney Spears. May be I like Whitney Houston, Cilla Black, Matt Monroe, Andy William or Nat King Cole. Remember all these singers?
I will try to search all these lovely songs .
Saturday, November 7, 2009
When I reached home I went to out-patient clinic in Bandar Tun Razak near that Pak Aji shop for pap smear test. Never even think about the test these few months. It is free. It was not so bad but of course you have to spread your legs. I will know the result in three months time. I think the last test I did was about twenty years ago when I had Ucin or Ita in Hospital KL - I just simply can't remember. Brain fog. But what I remembered is this is the second time I did it.
Then I have my hair cut. I like it crew cut. I feel my head very light then. A nice feeling about yourself.
But if you have the shortest 42 km one way to work and on top of it you have to pass the city of Kuala Lumpur, you face everything.
The driving takes less than one hour meaning you have to start early from home. If you are late you will reach office most probably one hour later because of the jam.
AND the traffic is for sure busy in the late afternoon. It is very rarely not to get involve with the traffic on my way home. It will start somewhere with the spot looking Hotel Legend. It will end usually either near DBP or just to the former roundabout to Bandar Tun Razak of Jalan Loke Yew. This costs me about four or ten km. I can say I just have to face it everyday on my way home. I am indeed very very lucky if I have a smooth journey. But then I must leave office by 3.00 pm. I don't know if I can do this everyday.
So to avoid the traffic, my alternatives that are available are: One, leave the office very early - by about 3.00 pm. This is a gurantee. Two, use the PLUS highway, this costs me RM3.20 for tol and about 49 km if I used the correct route, if not it takes me about 70 km and more than RM5.00 tol - I already face it because I accidently use a different lane. There are six lanes if I am not mistaken after the Damansara tol - you have to know exactly.
Another thing there is a surprise factor which I never realise is the landslide. Last Tuesday there was a landslide at Bukit Rincing in Selayang. It costs me a day of leave after I couldn't think quickly which alternative route to go to work. How at this late hour of my working life I have to pass the city of Kuala Lumpur to go to work? The time, the city of Kuala Lumpur, the distance, the traffic and suddenly the landslide are the factors going to work.
I forgot my City must be in tip-top condition - that IS a factor of long journey. Thinking positively others don't face this problems and some have no choice to accept the fact of their life. Just enjoy it. If not heart attack or hypertension is there. In less than four years time I will stop working somehow. Bless me.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
He phoned me the other day asking where am I so that we could go for breakfast together. I was already in office. I thought I had told him that I am going to work as we had to make up the day for my staff held for Deevali extra holiday. It was a Saturday. Of course it is usually a holiday. And we usually had breakfast together somewhere. How sweet.
Just now he phoned me asking when I am going to see him as he got a very big spacious room there. Well, even though I am rather tired after driving the usual 42 km, I don't mind driving another 30 km to be with him. How sweet romantic. Just love it. Some sweet do.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
From Utusan Malaysia Online
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
On some occasions we drove all the way to Seri Manjung to fetch her but we would arrive quite late and she was the last to be fetch. This took palce in 2006 and 2007 - two years for Ita Form 4 and Form 5.
By May 2006, Ucin entered KMPP in Bertam, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang for one year. Then we visited him at least once a month. We had our weekend in Seri Manjung or to Bertam. We would take him on Saturday morning or early Friday night. At times we stayed in my parents home in Kamunting. It was seldom Ucin came home because of the short weekends and the long hour of the journey home was not advisable.
Then while waiting for SPM Ita entered JMTI in Bukit Minyak Butterworth. There we visited her once a month. Luckily she was there for only three months.
By April 2008 after SPM results she went for PLKN in Tok Bali Pasir Puteh, Kelantan. We visited her once there and once again she was there hardly a month.
By May 2008 Ita entered KMK in Changloon Kedah for also one year. We visited her once a month. At these while Ucin had already entered UITM. When we visited her in earlier times, we managed to trace her illness and got a treatment in Putra Medical Centre in Alor Star. At first we stayed in Seri Malaysia, later we came to know of Bee Garden Motel which is rather cheap and just opposite of Putra Medical Centre. At times when we visited her we went to Kangar to visit my father there.
We were busy visiting the kids but honestly I felt guilty when we didn't do this for abang when he was in Johor Bahru. Once a month we must be travelling nearly one thousand km per trip. All this ended last April when Ita finished her matriculation.
Now every weekend we took her from her college on Saturday after her Kesatria activity or Friday late evening. It is only 33 km from home which is nearer compare going to my school from home. We will send her back on Sunday.
I miss travelling again like those times, those weekends. But honestly now I don't like doing the driving.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I have been to the Regency in Port Dickson for the course today. I am not that willing to go for it as I have my convocation in school tomorrow. But all were Allah will - must accept what are fated. I went to a Bookstore, buy the chargers for the handset and charger for inside the car, transfer for Ucin, buy petrol and I thought I still have it when I started the drive from home.
Yes I also managed to snap some pictures of SK Sirusa Port Dickson where I had my standard 3 and 4 in 1964 and 1965. Of course the building is not the same anymore. I can't go to the house where we lived - the second last block if I am not mistaken because there is a construction there.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Now in Bandar Tun Razak Cheras, I never bother to go the wet market during weekends. I just got my supply in Kedai Pak Aji or in Tesco. You can get almost anything there.