Sunday, April 29, 2012
On the friday of 20 April 2012, I drove to Muar, leaving my house at 3.00 pm in the midst of the falling rain, hoping to reach the town before the Asar prayer time ends. Luckily the rain stopped by the time I reach the Nilai interchange on the North-South highway and I stopped for a short break at the Pedas-Linggi lay-by. I was hoping to meet up with my sister who was in another car which left Ampang Indah at around 3.30 pm somewhere along the rest area before the Tangkak exit, but since she was late due to the heavy rain, I took off straight to Muar trying to locate the hotel where we would be staying.
Nasimah and Haniff were with me in the car as we cruise down the highway to Muar because we were to attend the wedding reception of my niece at Parit Punggur the next day 21 April 2012. Since I have not been to Muar since my last visit in 1999, I was not too sure whether I can find my way to the hotel. Fortunately a kind soul whom I met when I stopped at a Petrol station to ask for directions to the hotel willingly showed me the way and I followed him as he guided me on his motor-cycle. He refused to take a tip which I gave him and I am glad that the good old values still remain in this town which is dubbed by some as the Pensioner's town. By and large, Muar is quite a busy town and there still many old buildings apart from the new shopping complexes that defied its reputation.
By 6.30 pm, my sister and all the others arrived at the hotel and we were glad that a last minute change of hotels was a right decision because the hotel is quite new as compared to the one booked earlier. The hotel where we stayed is right in the town centre on Jalan Ali. At night all of us went for dinner at a restaurant in Tanjong Emas, by the Muar river. The next day started with a morning rain and it stopped by about 10.00 am. It was a good thing as it cooled the otherwise hot weather. It was my first time attending a wedding in Muar and we spent an enjoyable day before departing at 3.30 pm heading for Seremban where I spent the night at my other sister's house in Taman Seri Telawi in Paroi.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Swans on the Lough in Cork last Summer.
White pure and simple
Graceful and serene on lake
Floating and pretty
The sight of the graceful swans on the Lough in Cork was a soothing and balming experience. The people treasure such natural sorroundings and a thing of beauty is a joy forever. Alhamdulillah.
Monday, April 16, 2012
( Image from google pictures)
On a starry night
I look up high in wonder
Of Allah's Greatness
I recall the nursery rhyme "Twinkle Twinkle little star" and wondered what "you" are. Then I could not relate that it is one of the wonders that Allah create as part of the Universe for the benefit of Mankind.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Muhammad Zariff Shah b.Husni Ariff Shah
A gift of God Almighty
A Divine Blessing
Muhammad Zariff Shah was born 08 January 2012 at 4.59 p.m. and with the Blessings of Allah S.W.T. he is now healthy and well although he had to be warded in the early stages for sometime owing to his g6pd condition, where there is a defiency of a certain enzyme in the blood.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
One has to be coherent
To be remembered
The handing over of Tuanku Tambusai's potrait by Ibu Yurikawati from the Rokan Hulu office for Culture and Tourism during my visit to Dalu Dalu in 2008. It was a nostalgic welcome by our hosts to our group comprising of descendants of Tuanku Tambusai.