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An evening...

Its past 6pm on the 31st October 2021 and tomorrow begin November 2021. I am sitting here at the Serambi just whiling the evening away and writing this. The sun is setting on the northeast throwing the light toward me. Soon it would disappears and night would fall, ending the day. Well at my age I noticed that the days leave us faster than before. Hardly you know it almost at the end of the year already. Asmah my spouse and I have been living here since 1974, raising 3 kids and now they are on their own living not that far away from our home. The grandkids too are married and have kids of their own(our great grandchildren). The month of November is significantly important to me since it was in November 1961 that Asmah and I met in Kuantan and got married the next year, just less than three months after. Now we have tied the knot sixtie years already and enjoying the golden years together. Alhamdulillah.  Well folks life have been good. 
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The Homestay; Timurbay Kuantan.

Last week we went to Kuantan, my hometown for a family get-together. Our eldest daughter organised the event where we stayed at a new concept of resort.  It a Homestay where folks book a condo to stay unlike staying in hotel in individual room. In this case a whole family could stay for the duration in one condo with two double rooms. The condominium came we all the facilities just like a home.  Because ours is a large family of four generations we book five apartments. All facilities like swimming pool etc are available for use by the guests. The front of the resort complex is the China sea with a sprawling beach. And of course guests get to use of the beach out front too. All and all it was a great place for a family holiday. It was our first time staying in a homestay and we did enjoy it. Above is the scene of the morning sun on that weekend. Majestic indeed. Have a nice day.  

Macro shot...

I just got a new cellphone and it can do macro photography. Here is among my first try. Have a nice day.

The Serambi...

The Serambi is the place where I find peace and tranquility. A space created by our forefathers as a part of the traditional Malay house. It is a space that allows one to enjoy one's personal space without really living the house. Such a wise move. I had the Serambi built some years back and now in my golden years became my personal space.  I sat here to while my time,  reading or just let my mind to wander along. That piece of material as seen in the image above reminds me of the great times I had working in the state of Sarawak some years ago.

The books...

I am always a regular to my favourite bookstore, the Kinokuniya at KLCC.  Because of the pendemic and the MCO it became difficult to get to the store to get books. Lucky I had bought many before the lock down, so there was plenty to keep me occupied. After almost a year I had read them all. So last Monday I went there and got a numbers of books to keep me busy reading.  In looking for books to read among the thousands that are on  displayed in the store I left to my intuition to select books to read. I always believed that books looks for its reader and not the other way around, just like buying a good furniture. So this times after almost a year I picked up at random, glance at the brief writen at the back cover and then read a little from the beginning of the page. When I felt good about it I select it to buy. So on that day I selected 5 books as seen above. I have starts reading one and found it to be a good read indeed. Well folks like is like that.  Have a nice day.

Night photography...

One of my hobby is photography.  I have gone into using the latest technology in photography; from the bulky DSLR to now using the latest Mirrorless camera. It is compact and light. With additional lenses like the 200mm and the 230mm as well the wide angle and Micro lens I am able to move forwards with many ranges of photography. Above is an image of photo that I took with the Canon M10 on a night trip into the city. I was not driving thus I managed to snap that scene from a moving car. Enjoy it folks much as I had enjoyed snapping it. Have a nice day. 

Belimbing Buloh...

Belimbing Buloh adalah satu satunya pokok tradisi kesukaan orang Melayu. Dulu dulu kat kampong mereka tanam ditepi rumah,  untok kegunaan sendiri atau diberi kepada jiran jiran. Biasanya pokok ini berbuah sepanjang tahun. Pokok ini memerlukan cuaca panas terik dan hujan dari masa ke semasa. Buah Belimbing Buloh ini masam dan amat sesuai diguna dalam apapun laukpauk tradisi orang Melayu atau dimasuk dalam Sambal Belacan menjadikan Sambal Belacan itu lebeh istimewa rasanya. Oleh kerana agak susah hendak mendapat buah Belimbing ini saya tanam se pohon pokok di depan rumah saya. Dengan demikian saya sentiasa dapat buahnya untuk kegunaan sendiri. Gambar diatas adalah buah dipokok depan rumah saya. Begitulah cerita nya.