Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Dewan Sri Gemilang, SM Sains PP

For the next 18 days
This is Angah's "war field"
Armed with knowledge that she has gained
She is facing the important days in her life
She is carving her future here
Making her dreams come true
Mommy hopes that this will be her last public school exam
Be calm,be cool
But at the same time keep the "fighting spirit" soaring high
For nothing comes easy in life dear
Angah, just forget the trials and tribulations in the family
For those are not worth thinking
Not yet..
Besides ,it is not fair for you
To get caught in "mommy-daddy business"
And whatever the outcome is
Mommy will accept
For you have given your all and your best
Mommy is proud of you..

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Beautiful blooms in dad's garden

Of late, I frequently spend my weekends at dad's home.To kill the time, I took a few snapshots of flowers that grow in his garden.Enjoy...


Good luck to all SPM candidates especially to my Angah. Stay cool and don't panic dear.I know you have worked very hard.We pray for your success...

Thursday, November 10, 2011


a very rare date
a beautiful series of numbers ...
which marked a meaningful event too
21 years ago...
Happy 21 st wedding anniversary to me
a long..long..years of ups and downs
still nothing to complain
nothing to regret..
for Allah knows what is best
for HIS humble servant..
Thank you Allah..
May YOU continue to shower us
with Mawaddah Wa Rahmah
in our lives..

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The oil palm story (part 2)

Now at my kampung,visiting my parents.Alhamdulillah ..they are in good health though in their mid seventies. The chilly dawn air kept me intact in my bed that I nearly missed my subuh prayer.It was so nice to be in the old familiar surrounding, which brought fond memories of my happy, carefree childhood days..
After subuh, I went through some old pictures of my precious childhood and school days. Some are still good but a few are faded and with white patches.Maybe I will find time to scan those for future keep so that my grandchildren and great grand children can see how their granny look like during her youth..
One of the many camping activities...
This yellowish newpaper cutting was found in one of the albums..The article appeared in Indiana Daily,1982, the Bloomington community became the host to foreign students. Me with Mrs Martin.Mr Martin is the professor in IU Business School back then..

Now I am waiting for Along to wake up .Our plan is to tour our kebun sawit which has been abandoned by its former tuan tanah.He is so busy chasing a middle-age Phd holder who just came back from down under earlier this year that he has forgotten about his kebun sawit which he has invested almost a hundred thousand ringgit.Amazing ..how a woman can change a man 360 degrees..and the woman does not have to look like Kim Kidashian..
So the co tuan tanah had no choice but to put her hat and boots on, visiting the site.Yesterday, Along said to me, "Mama, if you want to continue with this project, you have to be strong and stern with the helper.Mama tak boleh lembut2, kena keras sikit nanti dia buli je mama.Ni nanti next year Along tak de for three years ,sapa nak teman and tolong mama urus kebun tu..."
Ahh... the role is changing ..years ago it was me who tried to protect the innocent him but now he is protecting me..There was a lump in my throat.I was so moved hearing his concern.Then I said to him "dont worry Along,mama senang je...orang tipu mama hari ini, nanti jawab lah di akhirat nanti..."
Yes, insyallah Along is getting along fine with the previous plan.Yesterday, we went to The British Council to get Along's IELT results. After three trials he managed to get the grade specified by MARA.Actually he has nearly given up but I kept on reminding and advising him to get back to the track.Different people are tested differently and this is your test.All along you have smellled only the roses..I know you can do it Along and you did it!The key word is PERSEVERANCE..Please take this as your first lesson of failure.Failure should serve as a motivating factor for you to work harder and NOT a hindrance to achievement. Remember that son..
I know I need to learn a lot as a new tuan tanah...like which weed killer should I use or which fertilizer is the best so that the trees can yeild quality heavy fruits that can bring in big bucks.
The first test came this morning.I made rounds with Along on my dad's old motobike.At certain part the undergrowth are so tall that we couldnt race through.So I decided to get some weed killer. At the shop the towkay asked me what type of weed killer I would prefer?I said give me the one which normally use for kebun sawit.He said there are many..Paraquet, Round up, Ecomox and many others..which one would I like.
To decide I called the former tuan tanah....
I told the towkay that I need 3 20-liter containers of Ecomax and one container of paraquet.The towkay was so nice that he taught me how to mix the mixture..60 ml of Paraquet to 240 ml of Ecomax.He even gave a a gift that was a set of stationary.All in all the bill came up to rm 624 plus a new pair of boot for me to be used for site visit.I have to take care of my feet wouldnt I?I need to walk into the classrooms and to kebun sawit,so I have to take care of those feet.Maybe a pedicure from time to time would be advisable..
Well, I am going to end this post...I am at home now.Along has gone back to his college.Ifah is reading a story book since PMR is over.So there goes my weekend...
My new pair..tuan tanah kedaong is ready to make rounds in style...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tipah oh Tipah...

Lama Tipah tidak menulis.Banyak yang bersarang dalam kepala Tipah yang tak berapa besar ni dan otak Tipah yang dah kurang ketajamannya ni.Kerja..anak2..rumahtangga..ibubapa..semua perlu dijenguk dan perlu difikir.Rasa nak balik ke alam remaja.Tapi tazkirah di kolej setiap pagi Jumaat yang tidak pernah Tipah terlepas mendengarnya mengingatkan Tipah agar reda dengan ketentuan Illahi.Sekiranya keredaan itu mampu singgah di hati ini,Tipah kira dunia Tipah menjadi lebih tenteram dan tekanan berkurangan.Tapi manusia yang lemah dan alpa serta dengan yang iman yang sekelumit, seperti Tipah ni mudah lupa akan ketentuan itu.Lebih mudah ikutkan apa Tipah hendak,apa matlamat Tipah,apa keinginan Tipah..Tipah kira apabila keredaan itu telah bertakhta, datang apa pun,Tipah tetap mampu tersenyum ,bertenang dan tidak mudah gelabah... Masa itu tidak perlu lagi personal ISO.Itu yang cuba Tipah ikhtiarkan dan Tipah tahu bukan mudah untuk Tipah mencapai tahap tesebut.Tingkatkan kesabaran Tipah Ya Allah dan reda dengan segala yang telah berlaku..itulah doa yang tidak putus2 Tipah minta dengan airmata yang tergenang...
Biarlah apa pun orang nak buat kat Tipah atau nak menegakkan benang yang basah..Allah ada..Sesungguhnya Allah sebenar-benarnya mengetahui apa yang berlaku dalam dunia Tipah.Itu yang cuba Tipah masukkan dalam kepala Tipah ni.Sesekali datang rasa untuk membalas dendam..mengaibkan mereka-mereka itu, tapi Tipah urut dada dan sabar serta bersabar..Tiada kesudahannya..Biarlah Tipah serahkan kepada Tuhan yang maha esa untuk membalasnya nanti di akhirat..Tipah tak rasa Tipah pengecut,tapi... Tipah sekadar nak mencari ketenteraman dalam diri Tipah ini..
Dunia ini mungkin Ante yang punya,tapi tidak di akhirat..15 tahun bukan masa yang singkat yang Tipah dan anak-anak lalui, tapi dengan kebesaran Allah, Tipah dapat bersabar lagi hingga ke hari ini...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Salam Aidil Fitri..

It's 6-1 again...

I know I have not written a lot these days..but I surely will not forget to wish Eid Mubarak to everyone..

Friday, July 22, 2011

..............................the time has come for me to travel light for the rest of the remaining journey,leaving behind the unnecessary baggage.Goodbye to pain,sorrow,anger,grudges, sadness,fears,regrets.Travel light and enjoy the beauty of life...................................................................

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Simple pleasure in life..

Simple pleasure in life...

outing with Angah last weekend..

With Along..my strength and supporter..

...I am blessed..

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tipah Tertipu...

.........................Tipah tertipu hari ini tak semestinya Tipah tertipu pada hari esok...........Tipah hanya perlu membuat persediaan yang yang lengkap bagi menghadapi kehidupan seterusnya......................
Semuga penipuan terhadap Tipah menjadikan Tipah lebih berhati-hati di masa hadapan walaupun dengan orang yang paling rapat dengan Tipah.Tipah sedar sapalah diri Tipah ini..hanya boleh diumpamakan sebagai just a mere particle floating in the vast universe......Tipah nak buat persiapan ketempat kerja, nanti Tipah akan tulis lagi................................................................................

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hong Kong / China trip

It wasnt a planned trip.All I had in mind for my two-week break was to spend time quietly at home and maybe spend half a day in any spa center.However, a call from my aunty changed it all.So in a week,I had to rush to the immigration office to renew my passport and get a new one done for Ifah.Luckily the service at the immigration office nowdays is very smooth and efficient.The passports were ready in 45 minutes.Then the next day I went to the China Embassy in KL to apply for our visa .It cost rm 280 if I wanted to get it within a day but only rm 58 if I can wait for 4 days.Since the date of departure was in a week's time, so I opted for 4 days.2 days after our visa approval, I boarded a plane to HK....and Ifah, with nobody at home, had no choice but to absent from school..
Arriving from Kuala Lumpur..the pilot had to do two trials before landing safely at HK international airport due to bad weather..

Getting off from the train at Disneyland from Sunny Bay..takes abt 30 mins frm Kowloon
Mounting the staircase to get to the entrance of Disneyland..

Flights of fantasy parade..

These two mak chik cant decide which station to hit..definitely not the high-speed journey of Space Mountain...

With Pn Roslinda,assistant immigration attache in HK

The Sleeping Beauty castle

With Tinker Bell in front of her garden
We waited until the closing time for this grand finale..the spectacular fireworks..

At Stanley Bay

A muslim restaurant on the third floor of the mosque

To buy HRC t-shirt for my boys here..
The Peak
HK Madame Tussauds

Whispering to M Ghandi

At Madam Tussaude..Signing MOU with Mr Obama

From The Peak
Hong Kong sky line..
Thinking of daddy dearest.

Ifah celebrating her 15 th birthday in Hong Kong.These two new friends took the trouble to buy her a manggo cake..Happy birthday Ifah..may your days ahead be blessed and may your health improve..

Glittering..glimmering cityOn the boat to watch laser show

The laser show
Hong Kong glittering at night

Just for tonight only kids..Hong Kong's night life..the busiest part of the city, Mong Kok.Some say this street resembles Petaling Street where there re cheap bazaars selling imitation goods..

Taking an express train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou ,China.The journey took two hours.
Passing by..
Ready to shop
Waiting for a friend to pick us up at Guangzhou train station.Just arrived from Kowloon, Hong KongTaking sometime to visit Malaysia Consulate..

Making friends..with the security officer, Ang at Malaysia Consulate.In red blouse is Kak Normi, Immigration assistant Attache.We stayed at her house..Thank you Sis for your warmest hospitality.In white blouse is my aunty, a retired immigration officer..

We can get a good quality 4- meter material at this factory outlet for rm 15 ..and that same material is sold at rm 80 at shopping complex..

Note: Anybody interested to buy Chinese and Opal silk,do visit Dayana's collection on my fb..
In the factory outlet building...rows and rows of textile outlets here

Choosing, feeling the materials..
This Ah Chong is showing me the amount ..I ended up buying 40 pieces of material for baju raya..of course not for me alone..
Can't get enough..we had to go for a second trip the next day..

Bicycle is a popular transportation here
Tired..after a day at textile factory outlet n now waiting for transport home..
This man can carry as many as one dozen mineral bottles on his bike..
Kak Normi's condo where we stayed for 4 days..
Such a beautiful condo..
Walking home from market
Buying some vege
Good morning Guangzhou
Beautiful spot around the condo
With Condo's security guard

A walk along Beijing Lo on our last night.A paradise for imitation goods.I went home with 2 Gucci's,3 LV'S,1 Chloe and 1 brandless..

Leaving Guangzhou..we ended up with 81 kg of baggage, minus hand luggage of course..