Thursday, October 16, 2008

SELAMAT PENGANTIN BARU "HAZIQA & HANIF"

When u think of a wedding present, what are the things that would come first to your thoughts? A table fan? A rice cooker? An electric kettle? A cutlery set? Yeah...i would say, those items sort of synonyms with weddings huh? Well, let me ask you...have u heard of anyone who gives a remote control plane for a wedding present? If you haven't...now you have! Yes...that's what we did. We gave an RC Cessna 172 as a wedding present to our dear couple Haziqah Zuhuri & Haniff Ali on their wedding day on the 18th October 2008....







We were about to go out for breakfast one morning ...



"honey, what do we want to give ziqa and hanif for their wedding gift ya?



Suddenly my hubby said...



" eh jom kite belikan ziqa and haniff rc plane nak?"



" you must be kidding me!" I snapped.



" eh pas tu kan, kite carik la doll bride n groom kite letak dlm plane tu...eee best ape.." he continued in a very joyful mode.



"you are not serious are you??..eh..malu je dengan mama ziqa...tell me u are not serious??" I said in disbelieve...



Untuk memendekkan cerita yang tak panjang sangat, maka terjadilah kenyataan what was initially a main main idea.



My darling hubby, Kushairi, is sort of a fanatic fan of these remote control helicopters and aeroplanes atau ape ape serupa dengannye. As of to date, he has 6 of them! And guess what? Only a few days ago he meluahkan his intention of buying another one...bigger...better performance...Ikut u la abang...(hahhaahahah....).


Picture taken in 1999

I knew Haziqa and Hanif when they were 18. (Hanif tu yang tunduk je and Haziqa in baju kurung kuning dengan tudung yang diselimpangkan dengan fesyen ala kadar sahaja...). They were my students when both of them studied A levels under the German Programme at PPP, now known as INTEC. I remembered Haziqa pakai baju kurung dengan tudung...spectacles....Haziqa was a law abiding student...her notes were so properly and neatly written...she would do ALL the work u asked her to with no complain (tak tahu la kan belakang tabir punye rungutan....tu tak kira la kan..). Hanif, as far as i remembered nampak seperti law abiding juga but i knew his homework was not oringinal...Ooo rupa rupa nye Haziqa la ya jadik answer provider to Hanif selama masa tu...Haahaaahha!


I was 29 then with 2 kids. Meeting them again now 10 years later, me now with 4 kids and older, is really nice. Now, Haziqa and Hanif are no longer my students...they are one of our dearest family friends.

No words could ever discribe how proud i am to see both of them become successful in what they do now...Hanif, a handsome pilot and Haziqa, a beautiful lady running her arwah father's company. To both of them, my doa is only for Allah memberkati rezeki yang dicari.






SELAMAT PENGANTIN BARU HAZIQA & HANIF...SEMOGA KASIH BERKEKALAN KE AKHIR HAYAT...


















In the name of friendship ~ when sorry was said but regret still remains...

The hour of the clock pointed at 4pm. I woke up from my afternoon nap after taking 2 pills of actifast (which didn't work at all for this migraine i have been suffering for 3 days already...). I looked up for my handphone and there were 3 missed calls and one message that came through. Ahhh...the message was from one of my dearests. Remember the couple whom i spoke of in my last article on friendship, the couple i gave identical gifts to? She apologised for misinforming me about the friend whom i thought had 'abandoned' the gift i gave...It turned out that he has been keeping it with him all this time.
Well, the moment i read the message...only one thought came to my mind...'i know he would never lie to me...'. To him i would like to say... "thank you my dear, that is so kind of you to still honor my gift in the name of our friendship..."
It was raining heavily...as i drove my punto in the rain, my mind kept fixed to one person whose trust i have violated a few months ago. I kept thinking, even if i could turn back time, under the circumstances i was in, could i handle the situation differently? The truth is, i do not know...i knew, somehow, our friendship won't be the same after that because a friendship without trust is not a friendship at all. Even if i say how sorry i am for numerous times for the next hundred years...one thing will never change...even when sorry was said, i know the regret i have will still remains..

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tatkala syawal menjelang...


A day before raya...

Kecut lak daun kelongsong ketupat ni..Tu la..beli kelongsong ketupat lambat sangat, tinggal le yang kecut kecut sikit. Kecut pon kecut le..lagi kan tak de ketupat, cam tak raya lak kang. The time showed 5.30am in the morning. I just finished my sahur. Everyone else climbed up on their beds...resumed their sleep. Sitting bersila on the kitchen floor, in the early break of the daylight, patiently i filled the kelongsong ketupat with prewashed beras...alone. At ths time, for many years,without fail, reminded me that the moment has come....in a few hours...for the next 3 days of syawal...i will be transformed...jadi la daku cinderella jadian...masak,masak, masakkkk...eeemmm....ain't different from anyone else i guess...

The last buka puasa, as always, we all will eat the ketupat, rendang, kuah kacang and kuah lodeh i prepared for 1 syawal and brought the remaining to my mom-in-law's house in KL the next day.
First hari raya day is always a gathering occasion at my in law's house from the first year i married my husband. If i am not mistaken, in the 15 years of my marriage, i only celebrated 1st syawal morning with my mom once. That also, we would rushed to KL as soon as we had breakfast after solat sunat hari raya. After that year, it was always at my in law's till this day. Of course, in the early days of my marriage, i remembered feeling sad everytime i woke up in the early dawn of syawal and heard the takbir from the nearby surau and wished i was with my family. But after awhile...i learned to accept and understood the fact that my husband would want to mohon ampun and maaf from his parents first before he does to anyone else and I thought, well..why not make it possible and easy for him. Even now when we have a bigger family and sleep over at his parents' place would be inconvenient, we would rushed to KL right after solat subuh and reached KL just in time for solat sunat raya with his brothers and in the past, with his arwah father. And this year, even when his father had passed away, was not an exception...

1st syawal...


This is my husband and his two younger brothers, Talha and Paie (alamak paie...kalau awak pegang snapang..dah cam taliban dah rupa awak dek....hahhaha) just balik from solat sunat hari raya. My husband is very close with his brothers. A bond that anyone can blindfoldedly see very strong and sturdy, a relationship i would like to inculcate in my children, an example of what family ties all about. Respect is the word. Yes...they respect each other irregardless of who is the eldest or who is the younger among them.



These are my kids! These people can never stay still even for a second...terbanyak makan vitamins i rasa..active betul. This year we decided to have the same color tone for our baju pagi raya...not identical though. Danial's baju melayu was ready made and i got it from PKNS complex but my girls' baju kurung moden as seen in these photo were my own design...




The baju kurung i wore was actually bought 2 days before raya and so did the accessories that came with it...a true definition of last minute raya shopping! Owh...with me in this photo was my darling daughter Najwa Asyikin. Ooo girl, u look so girlish this year. Najwa is very picky with her choice of baju raya or anything comes attached with it. That's why u will see no accessory of any sort on her body...hhahahaha. However, this year, she agreed to let her line of raya attires in the trust of non other than who else...me! (sebab i warned her..."Najwa, kalau awak cerewet sgt this year, smue baju awak tak berkenan...awak raya tahun ni pakai je baju skola ea??")


Nuwairah Aimi...our third girl...hmm..ni Aisyah in the making. Memang kuat bergamba and berposing. Sikit2 gamba die...tgk camera balik..eh, smue ade muka kak ira...hahhahaha.



Haaa...ni hero sape la ni...if not our only son..Danial, dengan jambul yang digelkan and di hairspraykan oleh non other than our in-house stylist~ Aisyah. Teruk la awak kakak, sian gambut adek awak keje kan...Hish...Danial, can u please stay still kejap..bia ibu amek gamba awak comel sikit..Danial looked so hensem in this baju melayu which happened to be secolor dengan abahnye. Aisyah was the one yang pilihkan color baju melayu tu and also chose the sampin for her brother. Pagi pagi raya, lepas mandi and bersiap, Aisyah was the one who siapkan her brother, siap dengan hair style skali and warned everyone not to put Danial on songkok or kupiah or ape2 yang akan rosakkan rambut adik die..hhahahahah! "Jangan pakaikan die songkokkkk...nnti jambul die rosakkkkk...".


Edit mengedit gamba macam ni rupa mmg la keje Aisyah. You guys will notice, unlike Najwa, Aisyah has all the accessories from the hair to the chain around the neck to the earings that could not be seen in the photo to macam macam la yang dia rasa boleh diletak kat her body. But i can't blame her though, look at the mom la...hahahahh. This is something me and Aisyah has in common. Now that we both can share shoes, Aisyah did not bother to shop for her raya shoes this year since she can just put on any of my pairs whichever she think that would suit her dress.

Hari Raya wishes from madam author of this blog...


This pic was taken on the third day of syawal at one of my husband's aunties house. This year, we both are 40 (baru empat puluh k..). We both are very happy to celebrate syawal this year with those we love and care unconditionally...our family members;our mothers,brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, cousins and not forgetting anak-anak angkat yang jauh di perantauan.. NorJannah Syaqireen, Rizwanie Irmaa and Mohd Zaim Zuhuri who are all now studying in the US. Tidak dilupakan juga, this year is going to be an exciting year for us because one of the dearest couples in our family; Haziqah Zuhuri and Haniff will tie the knot on the 18th October 2008! For Haziqah and Haniff...kami berdua mendoakan kebahagiaan ke akhir hayat and remember that marriage is not all about two people, its all about family...Love not only each other but also each other's family. We are very grateful that Allah s.w.t bless upon us with beautiful and wonderful children; Nabilah Aisyah, Najwa Asyikin, Nuwairah Aimi and Ahmad Danial, whom without them...diibaratkan tiadalah makna hidup kami. Kami berdoa agar Allah s.w.t sentiasa memberkati keluarga kami ini, dimurahkan rezeki dan dikukuhkan kasih & sayang di antara kami....kasih yang sejati..kasih yang abadi...

SELAMAT HARI RAYA TO ALL. MAAF ZAHIR DAN BATIN DARI KAMI BERDUA...