Skip to main content

Posts

The Cock crows...

When I was growing up in the forties, we did not have such a thing as a watch for each one to wear, let alone for us the kids. I woke up from my sleep in the early morning when I hear the crowing of the cocks. It was a melody that we hear each morning. It vibrates all over the atmosphere of the kampong. Then it faded away perhaps to take a rest after the job is done every morning without failed. With sleepy eyes I walk to the well nearby to bathe. There are other adult from across the road already taking their bath there. 0ur well have clear water whereas the one at Tok Yek's house across the road, the water is colored but clean. So folks prefer to take their bath at our well. Tok Yek the Dukun does not use our well. He preferred his own well. He had constructed a drum filter he had created and use it to clear the brownish water. Tok Yek is a wise man who works at the Senatory board, most of works is keeping the Monsoon drain clean. In his spare time with the knowledge
Recent posts

The Garage...

This is my garage, empty. The car, my Honda accord taken for a regular servicing. I love this 2000cc car that I bought in 2005. It hardly used and now just cross the 100 thousands kilometres. I now drive it around the neighbourhood to do some errands.  Car have always been an extentions of myself. But at this age (83 years,) I just cannot drive into the city, so I keep it to just continue my passion of driving. That's better than not driving at all. Back to the story of my garage, wherever we had gathering I would parked the car outside and us it as an added space; I would put a Sarawak Tikar there and on it placed two ikea's tables and four chairs for each table. Voila! the two tables could allow eight guests to sit comfortably to enjoy their meals. Thus that space becomes productive. When one live in or nearby the city every available spaces became useful. That's folks is the way to live in the 21st century.   Have  a nice day.  

After PRU15...

After PRU15 (Malaysia General Election, the 15th) my life changed. Enough of politics I turned to Netflix and more reading; at time four books a time. I stop only to do the laundry, get grocery, had meals to sustain my energy and of course enjoying the Roti Canai and Teh tarik at my favourite stall nearby, where occasionally I get to meet friends to exchange notes and enjoy a chat as well. On WhatsApp to chat with friend, as well look at the family's Idrus clan activities to update of the family's happening.  Of course I do the daily choir, helping my dear wife at the kitchen.  So far life have been good, other than it kept me sane. Ha ha!

Beautiful memories...

December is a wet season on the east coast of Malaya. Although it always rains I still love this time of the year. It the time of the year when the weather is cold and we get to wear the sweater. A rather rare scene in a tropical country where the weather is always hot and humid. A bachelor I live at the government quarter near the Kuantan river and work a short distance away at the government office, a huge wooden complex at Jalan Gambut. During this Monsoon period which stretch till the end of January I would carry an umbrella and a raincoat to work. Today in the evening I walk along the road towards the Metropol cinema to go and watch a movie. I am alone. For this period of the month the weather in the evening was considered as good,  only a slight drizzle. On the way I saw an old man pushing a bicycle instead of riding it. Perhaps he has a reason, anyway I just walk and looks at him, thinking he is probably a relative that I seldom see. He did not look at me and kept pu

PRU15 19.11.2022...

The Malaysia 15th General Election or PRU15  is set to be on the 19th November 2022. Today 5th November 2022 is the nomination day for the Election. We go to vote for the Ampang Parliamentary seat on that day. Wow! at today's nomination we were spoiled for choice. There were 9 candidates registered to choose from come Election day. In Sya Allah we would choose to the best candidate to be our representative in the Malaysia Parliament.  Have a nice day

Cashless Payment...

That day while shopping at the Food fair at the GE mall I was introduced to the world of Cashless Payment. I had wanted to purchase an item and the stall selling the item could not accept Cards. Would only accept Cash or Cashless Payment. Here is where my grandson came to the rescue so as to get the purchase done. He used his phone to transact the payment by using the QR code at the stall. Done.(I later reimbursed him with that payment.) Getting home he got me introduced to the Cashless payment system by downloading the Payment App (the QR code) to my phone. Now I am able to purchase Cashless. Ha ha! A grandparents of the 21st century! Have a nice day.

Merdeka day 31.7.1957

This is a traditional dance group of Telecom Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, a contribution in celebrating the Merdeka day on 31.8.1957. Asmah who later became my wife is in the center front in this group photo. She was then just 17 years old. On the same day in Kuantan I participated in the Merdeka day ceremony. the raising of the Malayan flag and the lowering of the Union Jack. At that time I  did know her as yet. I was 18 years old then. Amazing a Sychronicity. Alhamdulillah.  Have a nice day.