Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Queen visited Melaka 1971...

The Queen visited Melaka in 1971. This is a posting from my other Blog.
This picture is from my archive... A scene where the Queen of England visited Malacca in the early seventies.. I was given the responsibility of organizing the cultural tour for the Queen and her entourages which includes Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh and the late Lord Mountbatten... Looking back to those great days in my life, I felt it was just like yesterday...The memories still clear in my mind... What a great day it was....During my years of working in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Malaysia, I had many opportunities like this, meeting heads of government both when these dignitaries visit Malaysia or when I had the opportunity to go on official visits to foreign countries.... [that's Me talking with Prince Philip]

Monday, March 22, 2021

My little garden . ..

I love gardening and with the little space that I got in front of my patio I planted many greens including the one that flowers throughout the years.  As they say flowers are the keepers of our Joys.  Indeed they are. I am always happy when looking at these wonderful God's creation. Here are some of the flowers that blooms in my little garden as well those that grows in front of the house. Enjoy it folks much as I had enjoyed growing them. 

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Aqiqak during the MCO...

Our second cicit Nadaa's grandparents (our eldest daughter) organised an Aqiqa as well a Majlis Kesyukoran for the 2 months old baby of their second daughter, on 7.3.2021 at their home. Because of the MCO the traditional ceremony had to conform with the new normal during the lockdown. So they organized the event lives online using the latest technology. Only the family members were in the house and other relatives and friends join in via Zoom. It turns out to as successful as had been anticipated. To add to the already colourful event it was also the NekNyang Asmah's 81st Birthday. So her birthday was also celebrated in the house as well.  What a way to celebrate such a beautiful events on both generation of the Idrus clan.  I am indeed happy that things turns out to be as successful with everyone having a joyous time. Alhamdulillah. 

Have a nice day. 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Book..

Another Saturday. the last weekend in February 2021. Me at the Serambi reading a book, another the unputdownable book that I got from Kinokuniya last week. I alway believed that books look for its reader and not the other way around. That's how I got this book by Tana Frence.  Now with the Coffee and this book as my companion at the Serambi I would continue to enjoy life as it goes. Fun kan

Have a nice day.

Friday, February 26, 2021

The Moon on the 14 Rejab...

Now that the weather is hot and with less rains it times to look at the sky for a shot of the Moon. During the last few days I have managed to get some good images of the moon. From childhood I have been fascinated with the moon especially on a dark day before electricity. On a full moon we could easily walk to the Kuantan town on the laterite road from my house. Without the moon the whole area would be pitched black. We can't even see ourselves as we walk. That is darkness before the arrival of electricity to the kampong and towns in Malaya. Now folks take for granted where electricity is the norms and folks does not understand what darkness means. It history now. This evening I managed to get a good shot of the almost full moon with my Fujifilm X-T100 with the all new 230mm lens. Happy with it I am sharing it here for everyone to see and enjoy much as I had enjoyed snapping it. 

Have a nice day.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Moon...

Well it's has not been easy to do photography lately because of the weather. It has been raining and when it did not, the atmosphere is cloudy which made photography difficult. This morning when I went out of the house to take a breath of fresh air I scan the heaven and was delighted to get a glimpse of the moon. I then went back into the house and got my camera.  With the 230mm lens I aimed the Fujifilm x100 and took a few shots of the moon. Happy with it I am sharing it here for everyone to enjoy. 

Have a nice day.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Cicit (great grandchildren's)

This is my first blog posting since the new year of 2021 and today is already the 21st day of the new year. See how time fly. Let me me starts by saying Alhamdulillah for the family.. the Idrus Clan move forward with an addition to the family. On 7.1.2021 our second great grandchildren was born, a baby girl to our second granddaughter. With that now we have two Cicit (great granddaughter) We became  Moyang (Great grandparents) on the  21. 6. 2018 when we were blessed with the first Cicit from our eldest cucu (granddaughter) The first cicit is named Ayra and the new arrival is Nadaa. Folks of my generation would never dream in seeing such names but our grandchildren knew what they are doing by giving their babies meaningful and beautiful names. Coincidentally their Nenek, our eldest daughter retired on 5.1.2021 after 30 years of service at UKM. And it looks like a good timing for she would have a great time in helping to nurture these babies in their early years of development. It is indeed a blessing for her and our son in law, now Nenek and Atuk and us their Moyang as well. For Allah knows best. Alhamdulillah.

Have a nice day.