Friday, May 24, 2019

The Moon on the 19th day of Ramadan...

From the first day of Ramadan I have been trying to get a good shot of the Ramadan Moon. Most the evening and night the sky was cloudy, thus it was difficult to get a good shot. I did managed to get a good shot of the Ramadan Moon on the fifth day of Ramadan, May 10, 2019. And this morning Friday‎, ‎May‎ ‎24‎, ‎2019 at 9:20 AM I managed to get another good shot, the 19th day of Ramadan. The is the second time I managed to catch the Ramadan moon as most of the days the sky was cloudy. Gorgeous indeed. Enjoy it folks as much as I had enjoyed taking that shot. 

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Books looks for its Readers...

It the 16th day of Ramadan. As usual in the evening I would sit at the Serambi [Malay patio] and take it easy. The clock on the wall shows its 6.18 pm and it raining. Nice. I always love the rain. Now it kept the Serambi cool and a nice place to while the time away before Buka Puasa [iftar] . Kenet the cat is with me perhaps enjoying the rain too. I have just start reading this book by Lauren Booth the sister in law of Tony Blair the former PM of UK. She has since convert to Islam and wrote this book, thus the title ' Finding Peace in the Holy Land '. Well I just bought the book a few days ago, not looking for it but found it glaring at me. Without thinking much bought three books including this one. 

The other two are about Islam too [image on the left] I have always believe that books always looks for it's reader. So in one looks I bought three books just on impulse. Most of the time I get good books and this time I am indeed happy to get all the three books in one go at Kinokuniya KLCC  Now enjoying reading it.

Have a nice day.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Memories - Japanese Occupation...

Memories kept coming back. The year 1945. The month probably July, the month the Japanese surrendered in Malaya. Me just about six years old. All the time during my growing up period I watch the red and white Japanese flag flying everywhere but suddenly I saw none. One piece of memory that is vivid that happens just before the war end is the day my my dad holding my hand and run to take cover under the rubber trees near the house when we saw a Japanese plane flying overhead. I still remember this happening as clear as though it happened yesterday. Another incident is a time after the war when I went to see my uncle who live at Batu Sembilan, near the Kuantan Airport. On the way I saw a small Japanese Air plane that had crashed on the roadside still with the remains of the pilot in the cockpit. Amazing these two incidents are etched in my mind as vivid as ever. [Image on the left is taken from the Internet.]

Have a nice day.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Crab-hole and the Beach...

The call of the beach and the sea is always there. I  am nostalgic about the beach I grew up, especially the Teluk Cempedak beach in Kuantan, my hometown. So from time to time I would go and be at the beach early in the morning, more often before the others are there and wait to watch the rising Sun. In that early morning before the sun rise the beach is already alive with active of little creature like the sand crabs and little birds that comes to feeds. Above is the crab-hole in the sand at the beach.  A little later the thousand of little Crabs would vanished underground and would only come out the next morning to feed. It really refreshing to sit there and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beach before the appearing of the Sun, the beginning of a new day. Life is beautiful indeed. 

Have a nice day.

Monday, May 13, 2019

PR-3, and the May 13 ....

Today is May 13, a day in our history. In 1969 I was a 30 years old officer working in Malacca. 0n May 10 I was a Polling Officer at a Polling station in Alor Gajah. Woke up early, at 6.00 am was at the Malacca Tengah Police station, pick the Polling Box etc, a Police escort and drove to the designated Polling station to start managing the Election there. The election went smoothly. After closing the Polling station in the afternoon took the sealed Ballot Box to the counting centre in Malacca Tengah. After handing over the Ballot Box and the relevant documents to the Election Commission personal there, signed the handing over document left for home to rest and wait for the election result.

Have a nice day.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Ramadan 2019...

Today I managed to take a shot of the Ramadan Moon. On the left is the image of the moon on the 5th day of .Ramadan taken at 6.30 pm from my home in Ampang Jaya on the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur.

Ramadan begin on May 5, 2019 this year and Muslim all  over the world start fasting during the day. It now past 5.35pm on the first day of this year Ramadan. The rains arrived early in the morning thus add to the freshness to the greens around the house. I have always love the rain and felt real good. In our culture the rain is a sign of Rahmat. Alhamdulillah. Nenek was busy all morning getting the Juadah done for today's Iftar or Buka Puasa. Hopefully all in the family who are in the country would be in our home this evening to Buka Puasa together.

Alhamdulillah it almost at the end of the second day of fasting and Iftar is in 15 minutes time. Ha the beauty of Ramadan. The spiritual journey when billions of Muslim goes through every year come Ramadan the holy month of the Islamic calendar, when the Koran was first revealed to Prophet Mohammad PBUH.

Yesterday May 9, 2019 the Buka Puasa at Moyang's place is almost full house, includes the Cicit. What a wonderful feeling to have almost all the four generations at Iftar. BTW one grandson is in Seattle and one granndson in law in Penang. Alhamdulillah

In Malaysia every Masjid and Surau provides foods and drinks at iftar for whoever goes to perform their Magrib prayer there. As soon as the Azan is heard folks would immediately break their fast together with drink and dates. Then they wound perform the Magrib prayer. Once the prayer is done they would continue to enjoy the foods that are laid at the eating place. Follows with the Isyak prayer and Tarawih. In some places light refreshments are provides too after prayer. All expenses for the Iftar are sponsored by the ummah. At one time we would go everyday to the Darul Ehsan mosque nearby to break our fast.

Have a nice day.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

PH First Year 2019...

Congratulation to the PH government for the good governance since they became the Government of the day after winning the GE14 on May 9, 2018.

Have a nice day.