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Majlis Bertandang...

In the Malay culture the wedding is done by the woman side. It starts of with the Akad Nikah ( Solomised of the marriage ) In this case it was a marriage between our third grandchildren Anwar and the bride Aqidah on the 11th March 2022,  follow with a reception on thr 12th. Then the next week on the 19th our daughter and her husband, the bridegroom parents organise another ceremony to celebrate their son wedding, where they get to invite their relatives and friends for the special occasion.  It was done at the Banquet Hall of the Felda Tower in town. It was an elaborate reception full of colour which includes the pomp and splendour of the Malay culture. It was indeed a night to be remembered.  As the grandparents we were delighted to get to meet most of our relatives in one go. It is at an occasion like this that we can continue to promote as well preserve out traditional arts in all its glory. A tradition that would outlasted us all. About is an image of the wedding ceremo
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Teluk Cempedak beach...

I call this beach my beach. We a group of Boy Scout found it during one of our expedition in the mid fifties. At that time it was still a jungle with many  small wild animals and inaccessible. There were some tracks here and there, so we just follow it and to our surprise we were welcome by the sound of waves and the open sea. It was such a majestic scene before our eyes. We decided to camp there and enjoy the sea breezes. The next morning we saw for the first time the rising sun there as seen above [photo taken recently]. Nostalgic indeed. Have a nice day.

The Idrus Clan...

If one want to know about the culture of a race one must look at their traditions, the fine arts, the language  as well as their norms and value. From what we noticed of the Malay families of the people that live in the Nusantara, one would realise these peoples of many ethnicities have great traditions on all aspects, which shows they have a refined culture. One example is how our eldest daughter Ojie, a teacher for thirty years (she a prof retired last year at the age of 58 from UKM (Malaysia National University) portray in her water colour painting of the family tree (image above) on the Idrus Clan. In the fine culture of the Malay, we have  vocabularies to tell the who and who or  everyone of the family members. Such a colourful way kan!  Have a nice day.

Our 60th Anniversary...

The 3rd February 2022 is our 60th Anniversary.  We got married on the 3rd February 1962. It all begin when a friend's Mokhtar who works at the Cold storage store that is almost opposite the Kuantan Telecom exchange where most girls working at the exchange would go there  to buy things. They all eventually get to know the young man Mokhtar maning the store. So Mokhtar in a way knew them all. One fine evening in November 1961 Mokhtar suggests that we go and visit one of the girl who share housing at the Transit quarters nearby. I had a scooter at that time and together we went to the house. It was at this house that I was introduced to Asmah. At that time I thought meeting her was just like knowing another girl during my bachelor days. But destiny soon took us to another level of friendships, as we move along in life. One thing let to another and in less than three months after our first  meeting, on the 3rd of February 1962 we got  married at her brother in law's hou

Synchronicity.

BTW Sychronicity is Tawafuq in Islam.  The happening was yesterday 5.2.2022. I met a person that  I had not met since fifteen years ago. On WhatsApp later I wrote this to her. "Amazing indeed that today January 5, 2022 we meet again after fifteen years. It was on November 8, 2007 that we met at the Coffee club at Kinokuniya, KLCC. That scene is still vivid in my mind; two strangers, one a young students of journalism from a local University and me a retired government officer from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, then a Blogger. I blog here on that meeting on ..  The meeting on 8.11.2007  In this meeting she was gathering information on the role of blog in the new media, for her study on journalism. I tried to help her with whatever knowledge I have on the role of Blogger in this new era of information sharing.  By the grace of God today's meeting of just a few minutes became an important dot in both the life of this gorgeous woman whose name is Grace, a

My first book published...

I have been dreaming of publishing a book and that dream became a reality this month. With the help of my two daughters and a small editorial team I  self published it and now ready for distribution. The book title From Kerala to Kuantan contains a short biography and selective stories from my blog (I start blogging from 2003) It would takes some time before one can find it at the bookstore. In the meantime I would do it online. The price of the book  is yet to be fixed. Once that is done. I would takes order.  Have a nice day folks.