Saturday, May 12, 2012


OUR  activities or daily workouts may come about through planning or casual happenings, filling the moments and times in many forms and ways. We may have its program for the week governed by our designation or that of our other half and the family too. Then the free moments or spaces are left to our discretion to either fill them up with activities of our choice or remain gaps or nothingness. Nevertheless it cannot be so since we would know how to fill those moments with distinctions.

One thing for sure, the multiple activities that colour our lives get lost in the daily myriads, one superseding the other and therefore hard on us to recount them, much so those in the immediate past. Strange however, we tend to remember or recollect the past much easier. Notice how the elders and the sick could recount their past but fail to remember recent events.          

People used to keep diaries, noting down stories or episodes particularly special to them. How lucky they are, knowing that the truth, the specifics and the data remained intact. However personal diaries have become objects of the past. You will be a lucky person to meet up with one person who still keeps his or her diary. Our savior comes in a new form.Digital cameras, computers, smart telephones, Ipad etc all help to record moments of our lives  in a much better format than approaches applied years ago.

I appreciate the activities that have taken place last week. Parts could be from our own program while others developed by themselves or with the assistance of others. I would not easily recount the activities of the past seven days without the snapshots as captured by the camera. Here beginning Thursday evening and ending Wednesday I could easily retraced the activities with profound details.

Yes the technologies that we carry with us serve us in more ways than one.

                    Thursday 3 May  7.00 pm -  Friday 4 May 2012 9.00 am
A misty morning at Teratak Warisan, Several cars in the compound with their owners already awoke since 5.00 am . In fact a 'Qiamullai' was organized for the night in preference for the old home as a base. Friends, relatives and neighbours participated. Dinner, supper and breakfast added to the excitement in a quint setting.

It was befitting that the old home saw activities while bringing back its former grandeur.
House on stilts of course has great assets for the ground floor,  

It was a change to sit underneath the house on the mats and the odd furniture, after breakfast while lulled by the cooling morning breeze.  

    Friends who were together in Mekkah in 2010 and the group leader attended. 

                                        Saturday 5 May 2012   11.30 am

 They were at the 'tahlil' on Saturday morning

                                         Saturday  5 May 2012    9.30 pm
At SMSAH soft launching of the school 50th anniversary

This fully residential secondary school will be celebrating its 50th year come 2013. As a young teacher in the early beginning of the school 1975 - 1978 it was good to be back and meet some of the former students. The school achievements were naturally the pride of the past and present.. The school orchestra performed and a credit to the school.  

We found ourselves on the holiday island of Langkawi on  Sunday 6 May 2012 and at Pantai Cenang found the decorative bamboo mat as part of the wall a treasured piece. Do they still produce this 'anjaman buluh'?

                Father and son but the decorative bamboo panel was the focus

                                                   A happy girl she is                                 

      Monday 7 May 2012 a shopping mall in Langkawi, picking up interesting decorative applications as part of the deco.Bamboo poles for one.

 Tuesday 8 May 2012 breakfast at MacDonald, discovering the advertised menu 

                       Langkawi Airport, Its tax free shopping a great puller

Gunong Mat Chincang and the Hanging Bridge viewed from the top cable car- station

                      Parts of Langkawi Island, view from the Cable Car Station


At Telaga Harbour yachts and boats anchored. Facilities available here make this part of Langkawi a great place to be included on the tour

   Feeling much at home as if they are ours. Not to worry there many boats for hire now. Make your choice and you could sail into the sunset with dinner included.
                          Wednesday 9 May 2012  9.30 am at Kuah Jetty

                      The young boy seems to declare that all were great.

A  good seven days gone and what other activities are ready for us in the following week. One for sure we will receive a busload of visitors on Friday as my sister and her husband accompany them from Kota Bharu on a visit to Kedah. Not often you get the opportunity to play host and hostess.


Al-Manar said...

In a way I envy your colourful activities, moving here and there and meeting old friends and so on. That is the way bto go, not forgetting tahlil and quamullail as well.

kotastar said...

Yes syukur kerana diberi kesempatan dan tak lupa kesejahteraan. Kita meninjau kembali as you have done too dan catatan catatan itu menjadi rekod perjalanan hidup kita.

On Friday evening we received the group from Kota Bharu, all senior members male and female.Semua sempat berjumaah di rumah,had dinner and left by a chartered bus at 10.30 pm for Kota Bharu. They too visited Langkawi before calling at Alor Setar. Terfikir juga bukan selalu kita sempat menerima tetamu sedemikian. We had an instant 35 new friends.

Pl find time to visit Alor Setar / Langkawi. We'll take care.


MamaTim said...

U've been so busy.
Alhamdulillah.. because I see Pakcik often surrounded by lovely people, no matter where U go. I wish U well..

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