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  • Childhood Friends vs Chicken Wings
    I called up Nazri to find out if he was in town for Eid and discovered that a bunch of folks from school were. There was a plan to meet up later that night at Aeon, at a c
  • Eid Mubarak from Sitiawan
    Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha from us in Sitiawan. Rassum frassum haze...
  • Weekend at Sitiawan
    Last weekend, we balik kampung to Sitiawan. Coincidentally, we got to attend my cousin's wedding in Ipoh on Saturday. All except Opah Irfan went to the community hall wher
  • Homeward Bound Over the Hills
    Aidilfitri vacation was coming to an end. We left for home from Pasir Mas at 0430 hours and arrived at the eastern end of the mountain roads just in time for Subuh prayers
  • Hari Raya at Pasir Mas
    This year I was able to take a full week's vacation for Eid vacation at Pasir Mas. I was able to take a vacation because I had a job to take a vacation from this year, whi
  • Ya Seen For Nyang
    Last Monday, Irfan's only living great grandmother passed away. She was 91 and only after her death did we learn that both Irfan and his Nyang shared a birthday. We depart
  • Salam Aidilfitri from Sitiawan Again
    Semalat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and Eid Mubarak from the ol' hometown. From the our household, who are spending the Eid at Irfan's Atok and Opah's place. We drove home from
  • Teluk Senangin Picnic
    During the trip back to Sitiawan, Atok and Opah thought it would be great for us to have a picnic at Teluk Senangin, a public beach accessible from the Sitiawan-Pantai Rem
  • Selamat Pengantin Baru Cik Ma and Farid
    Irfan's Cik Ma and Uncle Farid got married on the 11th at Pondok Lubuk Tapah; and thus Uncle Farid was upgraded to Irfan's second Ayah Cik . Since I had an exam the previo
  • Aidilfitri plus Engagement at Pasir Mas
    Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir & Batin from Irfan, Ain and I. As per the alternating location format our family uses, we spend this year's Aidilfitri in Pasir Ma
  • Opah's Orchids
    It's the school holidays! So we headed back to Sitiawan to spend time with Irfan's Atok and Opah. When we arrived, some orchids hanging at Irfan's grandparents' garden ove
  • Irfan Meets a River
    On the way back from Pasir Man, Irfan met a river. It was raging force of nature filled with teh tarik after a sustained rainfall in the mountains. We just came from over
  • Happenings at the Beginnings of the Year of the Snake
    Meanwhile, the three-night balik kampung back to Sitiawan for Chinese New Year was somewhat enjoyable. The traffic was not too bad, and no one lost their sanity. We left t
  • Schoolmates From A Thousand Generations Ago
    Nowadays when I return to Sitiawan for Chinese New Year, I rarely get to meet old ACS classmates. It's because either they're away at the in-laws, or their family has move
  • Irfan Meets Cousin Zara
    Zara Arissa, sister of Aiman , arrived 21 days before 2013 did, so we took a trip to visit the young one at Pasir Mas. Unlike her brother we couldn't be there to greet her
  • Aidiladha 2012 In Pasir Mas
    This year for Aidiladha, we travelled to Pasir Mas for the holidays. However, instead of driving with our own car, we hitched a ride with Irfan's aunt Cik Emma's. We left
  • Ascension: Chronicles of the Balik Kampung
    So, just before Eid, Ivan came around and gave us another gaming gift. This time it's the deck-building card game Ascension: Chronicles of the Godslayer by Gary Games. We
  • Salam Aidilfitri from Sitiawan
    This year we spent Eid-ul-Fitr in Sitiawan. Here's a photo of everyone during Eid morning. Then later that night, we had guests over the internet in the form of the Renstr
  • How Everyone Lost Their Tooth In Sitiawan
    We balik kampung to Sitiawan the other week and everyone - Irfan, Ain and I - lost one tooth each while there. Irfan extracted his own tooth even before we arrived at Atok
  • Abang Ngah's Wedding
    Six years ago we attended Abang Long's wedding kenduri at Kampung Permatang during a balik kampung trip back to Sitiawan. It was now time for his younger brother Abang Nga
  • Aidiladha 2011: Back To Sitiawan
    This Aidil Adha we drove back to Sitiawan. As per standard operating procedures, we took a family photo Aidiadha morning, before heading out to visit others. I love this p
  • Salam Aidilfitri from... uh, Ipoh?
    That weekend we tagged along Abang Ngah's engagement convoy from Kampung Permatang all the way to Ipoh, or more precisely near Simpang Pulai. As usual the adventuring part
  • Best ABC This Side of the Euphrates
    When we balik kampung to Sitiawan, we try to drop by at Ain's favourite ais batu campur (ABC) restaurant, which just happens to be at the Lumut Esplanade, overlooking wher
  • Salam Aidilfitri from Pasir Mas
    This year it's balik kampung to Pasir Mas for Aidilfitri! And for the first time ever, we flew to Kota Bharu.  Why did we fly there? Cause I don't think the car can surviv
  • The Great Nerd Archaeological Dig of Sitiawan
    Earlier this month, we went back to my hometown of Sitiawan where I dug up my old stuff in my cupboard and wardrobe, then posted them on Google+. Here is a compilation of
  • Eid Mubarak & Happy 7th Birthday
    Aidilfitri greetings to everyone from us who are spending the holidays in Pasir Mas this year. This year, our family was garbed in black on Aidilfitri morning. The next da
  • That Is One Big John Fruit
    The last leg of the vacation was a couple of days back at Ain's kampung at Pasir Mas, Kelantan. When we arrived,Irfan's cousin Aiman and family were on their second-to-las
  • Here There Be Mountains, Ryan
    En route between Sitiawan, Perak and Pasir Mas, Kelantan we had to drive across the Titiwangsa mountain range. It was about one hundred kilometers between the towns of Ger
  • The Monkey-Swamps Of Lumut
    What are these monkeys up to? Where do they come from? Do they have insurance? It was late afternoon when Irfan, Ain and I went for a drive toward Lumut. We drove through
  • LOL! PraWNED!!!111
    Once upon a time, Atok and Opah told us of a little out of the way place named Bagan Nakhoda Omar , Harbour of Captain Omar in Anglic. Who was Nakhoda Omar and ship did he
  • Objects At Rest
    Comrades, some since Standard 1 in ACS Sitiawan way back when the town had one main road running into it and there were swathes of rubber trees between small clusters of h
  • The Exercise of Vital Powers
    Another month, another new year - making this the third new year in two months. What's a new year - especially Chinese New Year - without a vital trip to the nearby FELCRA
  • Manjung District Scout House
    Being in the 1st Troop Manjung of the Scouts was great. Some memorable experiences while there. A bunch of us sometimes went down to the district Scout House on Fridays to
  • Winging Home
    A little over 24 hours ago, we said goodbye to Tok and Opah at the airport. Hard to believe that 2 months have passed. And Allie is now 6 weeks and 2 days old. Tok and Opa
  • Chinese New Year, Sitiawan... Some Time Ago
    The Nineties kind of rushed by me, as if I can't wait to be somewhere but it looks more, as time goes by, like I will not be reaching there anytime soon. So a lot of the d
  • First a Book Review, Then a Painful Yelp
    Here is a blog entry in two parts. The first is a review of a book. The second relates a tale that happens the day after the book had been finished. But first, I will comp
  • The Smell of Blood, Finally Realised
    Long have I read in books where the author describes of the scent of fresh blood, especially in crime novels where a gruesome murder had taken place, or a horror novel whe
  • ACS Kids at Aidilfitri
    At Aidilfitri Irfan met and played with a whole bunch of kids of his generation whose parent(s) were former students of ACS Sitiawan. Here are some pics of Irfan and frien
  • Eid Mubarak From Sitiawan
    Click on the thumbnail on the left for a photo of everyone present for Aidilfitri this morning. Although it wasn't perfectly done, the different families are colour coded
  • Festivities And Then Some
    Tomorrow is the last day of the month of Ramadhan. Tomorrow we head back to Sitiawan for Aidilfitri. We will try to beat the crazy traffic (an evil, sentient gestalt entit
  • There Were Trees, Fruits Grew Off Them
    The previous weekend, we were all at Pasir Mas where Irfan's cousin's kenduri transpired. However the kenduri photos are still in Cik Emma's camera so we have instead for
  • Irfan's Conflagration of Grandparents
    For the first time in a long time, all four of Irfan's grandparents were at the same place and time. All the way from Sitiawan, Atok & Opah Irfan travelled to Pasir Mas to
  • Away For The Weekend Again
    We'll be heading out to Ain's parents this weekend to attend a wedding. Tok & Opah Irfan will also we joining us tomorrow there, then they'll be heading back with us to Ku
  • Not Really The Eye of Sauron
    The Eye on Malaysia is its name and we went for a trip to Taman Tasik Titiwangsa for a look and for a ride. Well, Everyone else took the ride. Ain & I did not because Irfa
  • Irfan Breaks Teluk Batik Surf
    Tuesday morning Tok Irfan took us all to Teluk Batik, my old beach stomping ground, for a picnic. Naturally like all my old stomping grounds it doesn't look a bit like wha
  • A Snappy New Year To All
    Another Gregorian year is over. There were numerous message replies to it over text messaging, such as the fairly regular "Yep! Happy New Year!" to "I propose a moratorium
  • Another Hari Raya, Another OS
    Last Aidilfitri two months ago, I was trying to install Ubuntu into the Kelantan desktop belonging to Ain's parents. Although the installation was a success I didn't get v
  • After That We Took Some Pictures
    A belated Eid Mubarak from Ain's kampung at Pondok Lubok Tapah, Pasir Mas. We spent a week here, and had plenty of good food to eat. The morning of Aidilfitri, Tok Ma made
  • And Now For A Word... Or Four
    Today is the last day of Ramadhan and tomorrow is Aidilfilti. We’ve just had our last sahur for the year and now the sun is slowly rising in the cool morning air of Irfan’
  • Abang Long's Wedding
    Last weekend we were back in Sitiawan where Abang Long, the second cousin of Sila and I, had his wedding in Kampung Permatang. The bunga manggar above marks the occasion o
  • As We Turned the Corner...
    It was a fine sunny day as we sped southbound the Gua Musang road from Pasir Mas to Kuala Lumpur. There were still thirty kilometres or so from where we were to Gua Musang
  • Irfan In Pasir Mas Once Again
    Irfan's grandfather was discharged from the hospital two weeks ago and we would have been there sooner to visit if not for work and exam (as mentioned in the previous entr
  • European Adventure V: The Castillo Overlooking Jaen
    After we checked out of our hotel in Malaga, we took a taxi to the bus station. We would have to take the bus first to Granada and then from there a bus to Jaen. It was pa
  • Irfan Around Lumut
    Last weekend, we were back in Sitiawan to attend a couple of kenduri s. On Monday, Irfan's grandparents decided to take us to Teluk Batik and Lumut. It was great, but the
  • Midnight Jaunt to Lumut
    At midnight we went for drinks at the Lumut Waterfront cafe, on the newly reclaimed land on Dindings River opposite of Kampung Acheh. At nearly midnight the well-lit playg
  • CNY at Teik Sing's House
    This afternoon, Ain, Irfan and I went to Teik Sing's house to celebrate New Year. The last time the former ACS students of SPM 1990 gathered together was during Independen
  • Squiddies!
    The best fried calamari (sotong celup tepung) on this planet, as well as several other planets and moons (including the seafood industry on Europa), is located at the Meda
  • Opah Irfan's Wayward Purse
    We only noticed it when Ain got off the car to buy some drinks in Kuala Kangsar. It was on Ain's seat, hidden beneath her when she sat. It was a small coin purse labeled A
  • Death In The House
    We arrived in Sitiawan two nights ago with Emma and F in tow. Today we head for Pasir Mas. However, upon arriving at Irfan's Atok's house we were told of two tragic deaths
  • Eid Mubarak from Sitiawan
    Eid Mubarak, and Selamat Hari Raya from Irfan Shafiq, Khairul Hisham and Nurul Ain. Here are some family photos from the morning of the first day of Aidilfitri. Present ar
  • Pre-Aidilfitri at Pasir Mas
    As was blogged earlier , three days before Deepavali were spent at Lubuk Tapah, Pasir Mas. Not only were there the pre-Aidilitri preparations going on, but they were also
  • Irfan Goes To Opah Cu's House
    Earlier this year, when we were in Sitiawan we went Irfan's Opah Cu's house in Ipoh, the capital of Perak. As usual, upon arriving at a brand new location for him, Irfan t
  • Sila's Wedding: A Photojournal
    Herein lies a selection of pictures of Sila & Vin's wedding.
  • Prelude To A Wedding, Part 2
    So on Tuesday Vin had to be at PERKIM for a crash course at 10 am. At the same time, Sila's Marriage Course cert has to be retrieved. With Ain at work, we sent Irfan to da

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