Monday, December 28, 2015

The Shadows...

Before the coming of electricity Oil lamp were use to light up the house at night. We live in a traditional Malay house raised about one meter above ground. Because of that the air circulate well into the house day and night keeping the house cool all  the time. The ceiling were high and there is air outlet just above the window. At night we light up the Oil lamp to brighten  the house and at  time would play shadow game in front of the Oil lamp by using our figures to makes objects that shows on the wall  nearby or on the floor, It fascinate us kids and at time we would make shadows of goat or other animals. It was fun. Today in the  early morning as I was making my morning walk I saw shadows on  the  roads. It does remind me  of those beautiful moment of my childhood.  I then took a few images of those shadows and sharing it here for everyone to enjoy.

Have a nice day.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Kesindang....

Kesindang is a white flower that grows  well  in direct sunlight. It is a creeper plant that would made great greens covering for the archways. It has a soothing fragrance that would linger all day long and travel far. Need very little tending and flowers all throughout the years. The above flower is from the plant that grows at our backyard garden. 

Have a nice day.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Book...


I love reading. It a passion of mine since teenage. So I am never without a book. At time I would read two or three books a time.  Going through the bookcase I found this book that I have not read. It was among books that my daughter brought home some years ago. Friend had given her the collections of books. She say to me Dad you may like some of these novels. I took all those books and stacked it on  the bookshelf.  Now I am reading it. It looks to be an interesting book. 

Have a nice day.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Cellphone photography...








These are some images that I took with my cellphones. Enjoy it folks as I had enjoyed taking it. 

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Sunshines....

Our house faces west thus the sun rises at the back  of the house. At time the bright sunlight would shown  through into the kitchen  as seen  in the image  above.  It  does made our kitchen colorful. Have a nice day.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Herbal Tea...

I  told my granddaughter to make me a cup of Herbal Tea. Instead she make a pot of it as seen in the image above.  With that kind of presentation the tea taste better than had it been made in an ordinary cup. 

Have a nice day.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A works of Art..

Since I am not able to roam around to take photographs I am just taking picture from where  I sit. So most of the  picture I am posting now are in and around my Serambi and Patio. Enjoy this image folks. 

Have a nice day.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Birds....

These are birds that come often to my little garden to feed. It almost tame now. 

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Family tree..

This is what our eldest granddaughter wrote on Facebook  and I am sharing  it  here for everyone to read. And perhaps contributes.
Have a nice day.

For the past few weeks, I have been acquainted with relatives whom I have not been in touch or met before, so whenever they have left, I would always ask Atok, "How am I and this person related?". Atok would then explain the intricate family tree that we have, leaving me with question marks in my head all the time. An example to his answer would be " Dia ni, cucu kepada kakak atok, sama mak, lain bapak" or "Dia ni, ayah dia dua pupu dengan tok, belah mak tok". Fuhh confusing much!

So today, Atok asked me to get a piece of paper and a pen, and together we came up with this family tree of ours. Little did I know that Aki(Abu Bakar) named Atok after his own father (Idrus).

Aki came from Kerala on a boat to Malaya when he was just 12 years old, in search of a good life. He went to Singapore, Kelantan and all other places in Malaya and finally settled down in Kuantan and started a "kedai mamak" the one and only shop selling roti canai in Kuantan at that time. He married Asiah, had 6 children, and later married Jiddah and Mariam.

The story goes on and on from there, and I am amazed at how complex and interesting this family tree is. So Jehan Bakar, Hahahamid Saifuddin, Abdul Mutalib Saifuddin, Adilah Aminuddin, Anwar Aminuddin, Azib Aminuddin, Adibah Aminuddin, Rusaslina Idrus have fun finding yourselves in here! And do help me out with those missing names if you can!

Monday, September 28, 2015


Was hospitalized for a while  and now recuperating at home. Would be  back. 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Of Birthday...

When I was growing up no one talk about Birthday or Birthday party. Birthday come and go and we just grow older, that's all. Even our parent does not talk about that. As far as I am concern since I did not get to see my Birth Certificate I do not even know my real name as well the real date of my birth as in the Birth certificate. I was call by my nickname Awang and it was only when I went to school at seven years old that I came to know that my real name is not Awang but Idrus and my birthday is August 17, 1939. As for Birthday it was only when I am in secondary school that classmate would mentioned Birthday and Birthday party but as far as I could remember I did not have a Birthday party or Birthday cake, not when my kids and grandkids throw a surprise with cake and present on that special day. Anyway I remember when I was in my youth, friends especially girlfriends would often ask when is my Birthday and that is how I am aware that our Birthday is special and important especially so with our loved one. After I got married every years my wife would surprise me by sending a bouquet of Roses to my office. Making it such a loving moment in my life. When the kids and grandkids grows up I would get Birthday wishes from them and often they throw a surprise just like in the image above. A week after my Birthday this year, on August 23 our eldest daughter and her husband throw a Raya Open House party at their house and at that event I was surprised by the kids and grandkids with a Birthday cake for me. So with friends and loved one I get to blow the candles on that wonderful day of my life; the seventy six birthday! albeit belated. It looks like growing older is beautiful and I am enjoying it. 

Have a nice day.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Beautiful People Beautiful Mind...

Thursday the twentieth of August was a beautiful day. After an early lunch I decided to go to the KLCC just to while my time there. It a mall that I love to go and enjoy my time in the atmosphere of the first world. Been there is just like been in any mall in the first world; be it in New York or Boston or London. I have been to the malls in those major cities and found that the mall at the KLCC is just like what one get at the malls there. So whiling the time there is a refreshing moment indeed. To me after living in the vicinity of the city of Kuala Lumpur for more than forty years the mall is part of my living culture and I am enjoying it.

As usual I drove the Honda to the parking lot at the basement of KLCC, took the lift to the concourse area and make my way to the nearest shopping outlet there.  It was just before lunch time and the mall is already throng with folks enjoying their day. I browse through the M & S outlet and did not find anything I like so I move on. Took the lift to the fourth floor and went to the bookstore Kinokuniya. 

And while browsing for books at Kinokuniya I chance got into talking to a young pretty woman who was looking for books too. We talk on books and other subjects that seem to popup as we go along. She has an open mind thus the chat flows along. It was real nice to get to chat to such a bright mind of Malaysian, the generation of my kids. A stranger in one moment and now a friend. Life is indeed beautiful when one meet someone who could articulate well and have an open mind on subject that some folks may find too sensitive to talk to strangers but here two strangers did talk with ease and enjoying that exchange of information and ideas. After a while we parted. I then continue to browse along and end buying a book. Then went to buy some cake at Bisou to take home. While waiting for the cake been packed she appears again and had a look at the book that I had bought and then left smiling. It was just like old friends passing by. One of those beautiful moment in time that passes by as we journey on in life. 

Have a nice day.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Copper Bowl...

I saw this copper bowl in a discontinued products section of an outlet and bought it without much thoughts.  I am like that, when I like something I just buy it and knew that it would find a place in my home.  It eventually did on this simple table at the dinning section of the house. It looks elegant isn't it! It is a work of art, one of a kind. A work of beauty is a joy forever. 

Have a nice day.