Many years ago when the picture '3 Men and a Baby' was released, I waited eagerly to catch on the cinemas in Malaysia. Always a fan of a good comedy, what I wanted to see most wast Tom Selleck in a role which I had never seen before. However, as fate would have it, I never did get to watch it to this date. Don't know why, but when they came out with a sequel to it, it sort of turned me off. In fact, all movies with sequels, with exception for science fictions, always turns me off. Not to fret though, because in a way now, I have managed to relived the movie with some twist or two. For one, instead of 3 men, we had 4 babes! And as for the baby, well, I guess even an over-grown one will have to do.
This past Raya was a very quiet celebration for Emak and I. What, with almost the entire street empty with the Muslims off to their kampungs and the non-Muslims vacationing somewhere, Emak and I almost slept throughout the first week of Syawal. And while this Raya was quieter than then yesteryears, it also turned out to be something very much different.
Normally, we would drive south to Emak's hometown in Melaka Pindah, Alor Gajah, even if it be on the 3rd day or so, especially since her father and elder brother are not around anymore. But this year, Emak, Makcik Yam, and Maklang (Emak's youngest and eldest sister), planned a trip to Alor Setar where another of their sister, Mak Ngah, awaits. And there we were by late Sunday afternoon of 27 September.
At this juncture, I would like to apologise to all my friends for not being online. Fact is, the connection of late, really sucks. In fact, my mood to write even this entry has dissipated as I was cut off whilst writing that last paragraph above. So, I'll just end my entry here with a belated Eid Mubarak wish to all. And please do visit Painting Pictures here for pictures of the above, as well as Cakap Gambar later.
ps. Do give a thought to the people in the Pacific Islands, Indonesia, the Phillippines, and Cambodia, for the recent catastrophy they suffered. Al-Fatihah to all the Muslims there.
Thursday, January 11
5 weeks ago