Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thanks to the Armed Forces..

About 150 children of the Armed Forces were present yesterday at Auditorium Wisma Pertahanan KEMENTAH, for the Anugerah Kecemerlangan Akademik ATM.These SPM and PMR high achievers received a certificate and a cheque from the Ministry of Defence Dato Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Some of the photos taken during and after the ceremony,especially for daddy dearest in faraway land..
With the Minister of Defence.
Parents and recipients
Angah, Along and mommy dearest after the ceremony.Teruskan usaha kamu!
Along and other recipients
Proud parents
Meeting my once-upon -a -time collegue in Jitra Kedah
Congratulations children...remember the sky is the limit!
Dato' Seri: Ibu n Ayah mana?
Angah:Tu dia ....
Dato 'Seri :Smile and nodding his head..
Thanks for your acknowledgement towards parents Dato Seri..

Thursday, June 10, 2010



Rakyat Melaka
The sea

Chinese immigrants led by Cheng Ho
Indian dance
Portugese dance
Alfonso De Albuqurque on board
Dancing to the tune of Melaka Gemilang
Daughter Ifah in black Kadazan attire on the left.This photo is for the eyes of daddy dearest in a faraway land..

While daddy dearest was busy preparing for the UN call of duty,daughter Ifah is fully engaged with her SUKMA presentation.

The practice began somewhere in April.About 3000 students from the schools around Hang Jebat Stadium are chosen to perform during the opening and closing ceremonies.Various dances which portray the various communities and ethnics in Melaka are presented.

When daughter Ifah approached me for a permission to be one of the dancers,I was quite sceptical about it.I know the training is hard and long.I was wondering whether she could make it till the end of the event.She is not as healthy and tough as her sister and brothers,but if I denied her of the opportunity,I think I am not being fair to her.Again life is at a junction..to allow or not to allow.
If this request were to come from her brothers or sister,my immediate response would be yes..give your best performance.I always want my children to get involve in as many healthy activities as possible,try out everything so they can pick out,nurture and develop all the hidden talents in themselves.After all today's education is not solely about how well one can perform academically but how far one can develop oneself to be an all rounder individual.
So after much thought,mommy dearest decided to give her a chance, provided she eats well and takes all the supplements.

Some of the shows performed during the rehearsal

'Sultan Muzaffar Shah' being carried on a tandu
Months of practising ,from the school field to the stadium
The middle-eastern dancers.The Arabs were known as spice and herb traders.

The Chinese dance..

"Armada Cheng Ho" reached Malacca Waters during the reign of Sultan Mansor Shah.Cheng Ho presented Puteri Hang Li Po to Sultan Mansor Shah as a present from the Chinese Emperor.The royals were allowed to stay in the palace while the commoners were given land in Bukit China for their settlement. Some of them married the locals and form a community called Baba and Nyonya or China Peranakan.Until today,they assimilate well,adapt to the local culture and food and adopt Malay dressing,kebaya nyonya..
Listening to comments from Pak Ngah on the rehearsal night

Dancing in the night..such a spectacular and colorful sight!A showcase of various races and ethnic living in harmony in our Gemilang Malaysia.Daughter Ifah in black velvet Kadazan attire.

The Indian dance..The Indians came to Malacca as traders of spices and herbs during the Sultanate of Muzaffar Shah.Later they married the locals to form a Chettiar community.

The Portugese came to Malacca in the 16 th century led by Alfonso De Albuqurque.They were called Bengali Puteh by the locals.They occupied Malacca during the reign of Sultan Mahmud Shah and later was defeated by the Dutch.Now we can still find their descendants living in Kampung Portugis in Ujong Pasir.They assimilate well in the local community,practising the locals way of life..

Hopefully tonight opening ceremony will be as spectacular as the rehearsal or better.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blue beret call

After so much planning and preparing necessary documents plus receiving a few jabs, dear hubby finally left for C...last night to serve the UN.This time he will be away for a year..
Checking -in.He decided to shave bald.

Family sending him off
Good bye Sir,dear hubby,ayah,Pak ngah..hopefully you can serve well and make the country proud ...
Walking towards the gate..
Last minute reminders
Since it is school holidays,kids are back except for Along.His break starts next week..so he doesnt get the chance to see his dad
The couple who has gone through thick and thin, rain and shine,in health and in sickness..till death do us part..

Father and daughter sharing final moments before his take off

All the best in your new venture.Continue to shoulder on whatever responsibilities that come to you ,for the country and the nation at large.
May you be under HIS protection always...and we are proud of you sir...