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  • The First UUM Incursion
    Last month, all of the sudden, I was tasked with writing a script for a short play for an English Language Carnival to be held at UUM. Not just that, but I had to coach th
  • A Sojourn To Jerteh
    And so it came to pass that Irfan, Ain and I took a vacation back to Pasir Mas, Kelantan. And during our vacation in Pasir Mas we took a sub-vacation south to Terengganu.
  • 17th Anniversary Dinner
    It is now our seventeenth year together, Ain and I. So many hardships along the way and against hostile odds here we are still together, still in love; and with Irfan stil
  • Nia and the Beach Cats
    We went for an early dinner at Kuala Perlis with Ayah Cik, Cik Ma, Cik Su and young Nia Nia. The restaurant was by the promenade, right by the sea. Irfan knew exactly what
  • Irfan's Jaunt into Robotics
    Some time last month I received an email notification of an Introduction to micro:bit Workshop for schoolchildren to be held at the Mechatronic school at the university, a
  • Nia Nia's Hari Raya in Kedah
    En route back to Perlis, we stopped in Kedah where Nia Nia and family were celebrating Aidilfitri this year. Also present were Nia's cousins Nawal and Adenin. Nia of cours
  • Driving Towards Kelantan
    Two days before Eid, we drove to Pasir Mas. We had planned on departing at 2 a.m. but we all overslept. So, we left and headed east after Subuh prayers. A notable feature
  • Final Iftar Outdoors
    Ramadhan will end in a couple of days and soon we will head to Pasir Mas for Aidilfitri.  A new outdoor eatery popped up nearby, across the main road from our residential
  • Early Ramadhan in Perak
    I drew the artwork above while in Sitiawan. It was the start of the second week of Ramadhan when we all drove to Perak for a long weekend to buka puasa with Irfan's grandp
  • Comes A Nia Nia
    Rania and family came back to visit us from Kuala Lumpur during the long weekend. We picked up Ayah Cik Farid and Cikma from the airport and had dinner with them at Kepala
  • A Vacation of Some Sort
    And So It Begins The vacation began when Ivan came a-visiting from Petaling Jaya via the ERL . I picked him up at the Arau station and he gave me an early birthday present
  • 16th Anniversary Dinner
    Tonight is our sixteenth year together as husband and wife, so we took it upon ourselves to go celebrate with a dinner at a eaterie known as MaiCafe. As far as anniversari
  • Another Rainy Dinner by the Sea
    In the past I have posted an blog article of us having an early dinner along the road by the sea at dusk in Kuala Perlis before. Again, it was raining but this time there
  • Misty Drives To and From Pasir Mas
    Early Saturday morning we got into the car and headed out into the darkness towards Kelantan to avoid the festive season interstate traffic jam. As usual when even when th
  • Nasi Kerabu: A Bus Ride Follow Up
    During our bus trip over the mountains the other week, Ain made friends with a fellow traveller, a Kelantanese who lived in Perlis. She had a nasi kerabu restaurant in Kan
  • Bus Ride to Pasir Mas
    We had an inaugural journey from here to Pasir Mas by bus. This meant I did not have to focus on driving over a long distance for the first time in a thousand years. This
  • Boy Spells More Words
    It has been more than a month since it last rained. The skies have been blue all day for weeks. I would gladly enjoy the view of the blue sky if it were not for the soarin
  • Rainy Dinner by the Sea
    We cannot afford a lot. Most of our resources are currently being used to our debts collected while living in Kuala Lumpur below the poverty line. I even think twice refue
  • A KL Incursion into the Caves
    Then all too suddenly, we were visited upon by relatives from back in the Klang Valley, specifically Irfan's cousins Aiman and Zara and their family. It was the first time
  • A Birthday Dinner Appeared Out of Nowhere
    What words can I write that would do justice in wishing a happy birthday to a woman who has always been on my side through it all and still can smile and laugh with me? Pr
  • Yet Another Cousin Arrives
    After our inaugural viewing of Star Wars The Force Awakens in Alor Setar, Cikma - who was very far along her pregnancy - was admitted to hospital for blood pressure that w
  • 15th Anniversary Pizza
    Fifteen years since we that day Ain and I got married. We've had a number of anniversaries over the fifteen years. Fifteen years of juking and barrel rolling and Tallon ro
  • A Bit Higher Than College Age
    It is nearly impossible for me to form the words to explain and describe the experience of graduating from college with a Bachelor Degree in English Studies at age 42, on
  • We're Not The Droids You're Looking For
    Irfan got a present from his aunt last weekend when two aunts visited. He got this great t-shirt filled with droids. There's everything from the demolitions droid, some as
  • Visitors to Burger Republik
    When the visitors formerly from the tenth floor visited, we thought we would take them to some place fancy, namely Burger Republik . For the occasion, two tables were join
  • Visitors Formerly From the Tenth Floor
    Over the Merdeka Day Weekend, we received some visitors, two of which lived back at the Tenth Floor with us back in the day Cikma, Ayah Cik the Younger and Ciksu travelled
  • 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
  • Boy Spells Words
    Irfan told informed us that he was invited by a teacher to attend some spelling bee. Later he told us the event was held at a local hotel: the biggest hotel in town. He di
  • A Return To the Tenth Floor
    It's the Labour Day/Wesak Day long weekend. We were unsure if we were able to travel 500 klicks plus change to the old house back on the Tenth Floor in Kuala Lumpur . We h
  • A Return to Burger Republik
    Because we sent some freelance proofreading work in the direction of the proprietor of Burger Republik , they invited us over for dinner on the house. I had the chicken ke
  • Atok and Opah's April Visit
    Atok and Opah visited us in Perlis once more, this time to help ensure all went well during the my last ever semester final examinations. If I make it through this, then I
  • Wedding at Lunas
    One day we had to leave Betty kitty at home for the weekend. We travelled south to Lunas, Kedah about three hours south where Ain's cousin Zariff was getting married. Ain
  • First Weekend of the Year
    Our first weekend of the year was an eventful one. Irfan registered at his new secondary school, which was not far from the house. He would be able to ride a bicycle to it
  • Star Wars Rebels Experience
    Mid Valley Megamall held a Star Wars Rebels Experience exhibition last Sunday, commemorating the debut of the series on local TV. I didn't think I was going to make the ex
  • 76 Months
    76 months of Yaya!   * Mouse over the pictures for captions OK since it is almost January as I sit to write this entry, I feel like I can barely remember what November was
  • Cave of Dramatic Lighting
    We visited Gua Kelam yesterday. Gua Kelam is officially translated as "Cave of Darkness" at the plaques we saw at the site. The cave is a tunnel that runs through a limest
  • Circus!
    So we took the kids to the Ringing Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Nutter Center! As it turned out it was also Vin's first time at the circus. I remember when H
  • Iftar at Irfan's School
    Irfan's school raised enough money to build a dedicated surau not just for the students and staff, but is open for the public. We attended its opening ceremony which also
  • We Keep Going Back To Sungai Congkak
    ...probably because it's the picnic spot in the woods that's closest to us. Still we needed to drive over the hills to reach it. It was Irfan's school holidays, so Atok an
  • 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
  • Ain's Birthday Dinner
    Ain levelled up yesterday. She's gained a year, so we thought we'd splurge a bit on a proper birthday dinner. It would be a proper dinner with proper food, namely burgers.
  • 66 Months
    66 months! Five and a half years old! Whee! * Mouse over the pictures for captions Food status: No real new foods this month. I forgot to report that last month she also t
  • Return to Orange Beach - The Other Stuff
    So now that we are done with the beach pictures and the pool pictures , here are some of the other fun pictures taken during our trip to Orange Beach. * Mouse over the pic
  • 62 Months
    Sixty-two months since the girl was born! The hat was a gift from Pak Yope and Wan Yong way back in 2010. * Mouse over the pictures for captions As I mentioned in the sixt
  • Picnic at Sungai Gabai
    It had been awhile since we went for a picnic at the waterfalls of Ulu Langat . So last Sunday, we went for a morning drive out to the country and headed for the Sungai Ga
  • Selamat Hari Raya 2013
    We wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Eid Mubarak! * Mouse over the pictures for captions Just a quick one with pictures. We
  • Bye Tim
    Tim the Turtle had grown too big to reside in its tank. And there is no surplus space in the house for a bigger tank. Which meant it was time to say goodbye to Tim. Thankf
  • Chicago: The Children's Museum
    So on the second day in Chicago, it was freezing cold (high of 38 F / 4 C - in May!!!!) so we decided to do something indoors. We went to the Children's Museum which conve
  • 57 Months
    The countdown is on to Yaya's fifth birthday! 3 more months! Time passes so quickly - I can't believe how big Yaya has gotten. Where did my little newborn baby go? * Mouse
  • The Cousins' Weekend Sleepover
    We spent most of the weekend at Baby Zara's where Irfan and Aiman had a fun time together playing and watching cartoons. Once in a while they played with Zara as well, so
  • Cousin Zara Naps On Irfan
    Zara Arissa is back home in the Klang Valley for the first time in her life. We went to visit her to see how she was adapting to new environment. She seems to be doing pre
  • Another Ain Birthday
    Last night, Cik Ma & Cik Su took us out for Ain's belated birthday dinner! Sometimes I can't believe I've known Ain for so long and it seems like we've only met yesterday.
  • Irfan Treks to an Exhibition
    Irfan went to the National Science Centre . Star Trek the Exhibition was being housed there for the time being. Shane managed to go to Star Wars Identities which looked be
  • Weekend Babbies
    The past weekend was a weekend of babbies. On both Saturday and Sunday, we went visiting a family event at a relative's place. And at each place there was a cousin for Irf
  • Jogging at a Park
    I have no idea why they named this park Taman Pudu when Pudu proper is some leagues in that direction. The Deepavali morning was cool and sunny, perfect for a run. The par
  • A Decade of Irfan
    Once upon a time, this baby thought it'd be a good idea to come live with us. Ten years later to the day - last night, he's celebrating his birthday with his parents and a
  • Transforming into a Tiger: An Additional Birthday Story
    A short addendum on becoming and being a tiger on one's fourth birthday. You know what to do for captions, right? You begin with face paint and instructions to do what the
  • 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
  • Quick Run To Kinokuniya
    I am in school. Second year plus change. Which means I am eligible for the RM200 book voucher giveaway for university students. With voucher in hand, the boy and I quickly
  • 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
  • A Mini Comic Con in KL
    Last Saturday, Earth 638 the comic shop located at Kelana Mall - in colaboration with Banshee Creative held COMICS ARE COOL, the first unofficial mini comic convention. Fr
  • 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
  • 36 Months (aka Third Birthday)
    Not too terribly late this month! And here is the 3-year-old Yaya on the morning of her birthday! Before we start, just a note that this is going to be the last of the lon
  • Adventure on Langkawi Island
    A couple of weeks earlier, Irfan, Atok, Opah, Ain & I went on a three-day vacation to Langkawi , where I had been on work assignment before twice since 2006 but never had
  • Irfan Takes A Train To The Mall
    One activity Irfan and I did this school holiday was to take the Light Rail Transit (LRT), the city-wide train network. He rarely gets to ride on it, since we drive everyw
  • Irfan Goes To Petrosains
    We all went for a trip to Petrosains Discovery Centre located at the fourth level of Suria KLCC today for the first time. It was quite an informative and entertaining jaun
  • The Savage Battle at ToysRUs
    Today, we took a trip to Empire Shopping Gallery at Subang Jaya - a mall we've not visited before. Somewhere near the top floor of the mall was a Toys'R'Us outlet. Toys'R'
  • Irfan Meets Mia
    Once upon a time, Irfan's Pak Alang got married .  Yesterday, we all visited them at the hospital to see their new baby Mia who was born a couple of days before. When we f
  • Here's To A Decade
    Ten years ago today, there was an aqad ceremony where Ain and I were wed. Here we are 10 years later, together and eating chicken at Kenny Rogers Roasters after so many tr
  • Last Day In Malaysia
    It was the last day of Alya, Vin and Sila's vacation in Malaysia. It was a sad day for everyone. It was sad. Thankfully, the cousins did not feel a smidgen of sadness. The
  • Lunch with Mak Lan
    It has been a while since we last saw Mak Lan - she is Vin's "foster mother" and our long-time neighbor and friend in Sitiawan. She and her late husband have been my paren
  • Six Degrees of Separation of Old Friends
    After years of not being together again, Zarin, Ida and I finally managed a meet up. Last time I saw Ida was at my wedding (that's over 5 years ago!). And look, Ida's abou
  • Allie's 26th Month Birthday - Zoopocalypse Now!
    In case you haven't notice, it's Hisham writing this birthday entry for Alya instead of Sila, because Alya was at the Tenth Floor when she turned 2 years and 2 months, and
  • Pool Time with the Cousins
    It wouldn't be a visit to our place without a dip in the building's swimming pool. Irfan practically learnt to swim by himself here. Sila and Vin had been training Yaya th
  • Journey to Taiping and Ipoh
    The journey began on the morning of the 12th of September. The planned route would have taken us from Sitiawan, up north toward Taiping to two houses, Opah Teh and Tok Teh
  • Breaking of Fast With Atok and Opah
    Most of our breaking of fast at sundown during Ramadhan - known as iftar - were done at home at the dinner table. But once in a while we do go out to dinner, but only afte
  • Allie's 24 Month (aka Second) Birthday
    It happened! Allie's big day arrived - she turned 2 (years!!) on July 22nd! We were home from Maryland by then. Here she is, the birthday girl!   * Mouse over the pictures
  • The one with the surprise birthday cake
    We had a crazy busy month of July! I know it is way into August now, and I haven't even done any entries on Allie's big day. That's because we have been running around lik
  • Rainy Day at the Mines
    The day after the bird park visit, there was another thing that Irfan wanted to do with his grandparents - which was to bowl. Actually the previous day we did attempt to t
  • An Exploration of the Aviary
    Atok and Opah came a-visiting for the school holidays, and one of the places Irfan wanted to go with them was the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park . It was quite huge and housed man
  • Subang Airport Pickup
    After 10 days back in Pasir Mas, Irfan's Cik Ma returned to KL by way of the old Subang Airport, which is now the new "Subang Skypark". It seemed to have transformed from
  • Allie's 22 Month Birthday
    So Allie turned 22 months old on the 22nd (yesterday)! Since it fell on a Saturday and I didn't have to work, Vin and I had a fun day planned out for the girl. And I apolo
  • Irfan Takes To The Alleys
    The bowling alley, to be precise. Thanks to Irfan's Cik Emma, we all went for a round of bowling last Sunday. Irfan was at first hesitant to pick up a bowling ball, but so
  • Yet Another Gathering of Old Schoolmates
    And old school, we were. The school being ACS Sitiawan. The location being the pool level of Mei Lin's apartment building. Mouseover the pics for captions.     Thanks for
  • Satay Kajang with Jen and Mike
    After 10 years of being friends with Sila - and working with her even now - Jen Laaback visits Malaysia for the first time after vacationing for almost two weeks on a boat
  • Wrath Of Diabolical Water Elementals!
    While picking up Irfan from school in the very late afternoon, we were hit by a great, big thunderstorm the size of a big thunderstorm. There was a point where there was n
  • Irfan Attends Cik Ja's Engagement
    It was Irfan's aunt (or "first cousin once removed" to the rest of the English-speaking world) Cik Ja's engagement ceremony in Ipoh last Saturday. We were in attendance fo
  • Irfan Goes To Space
    Here we have Irfan sleeping soundly in zero-gee aboard the International Space Station's bunk at Low Earth Orbit after a day's work of repairing the Hubble Space Telescope
  • Even The Exhibits Mooned Me (With D6 Stats)
    Muzium Negara focuses primarily on the cultural history of this magical fantasy realm currently known to the world as "Malaysia", although some natural history of the land
  • Allie's 16 Month Birthday
    So last Sunday, Allie was 16 months old! She's one and 1/3 years old. It seems like just yesterday she was just a tiny little thing and now she's running around, starting
  • Year Nine Celebratory Dinner
    Here we are at Year Nine. That means it's been a year since this blog entry , which is Year Eight. Instead of relaxing at home, or both of us forgetting about it (which ha
  • Allie's 12 Month (aka First) Birthday
    Can you believe it???? Allie had her very first birthday, and turned a YEAR old last Wednesday, July 22! Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to Al
  • 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
  • A Sporting Event For Irfan's School
    Irfan handed us the letter from school early this week saying that Friday morning is sports day! The pre-school and Years 1, 2 and 3 classes' sports day to be precise. The
  • Aiman Joins Irfan In The Pool
    Earlier this month, Irfan's cousin Aiman came to join Irfan for a quick dunk in the pool. Ain whipped up some bihun goreng with keropok, and off we went to a mini-picnic.
  • 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
  • Intersections in Real Time
    The counter ticks up for Ain every year on January 22nd, which makes this the thirteenth year I've been around her to hear the counter tick. This year also marks first yea
  • Ye Olde Good Widow Village
    Breathing a little mountain air is said to do one good. So we decided to saddle up and head uphill... so we can inhale lots and lots of mountain air. 4,000 or 6,000 cm³ pe
  • Irfan's Parents: Year Eight Together
    Twelve years ago Ain & I met. Four years later, we got married. Strangely enough this year we remembered our anniversary. As opposed to being reminded by Atok Irfan when h
  • A Letter To The United States
    I don't usually write long letters nowadays thanks to the internet, which allows you to communicate immediately to family and friends with concise information almost every
  • The End of Aiman's First Year
    Irfan's cousin Aiman's celebrated his first birthday last Sunday. So they gladly played together after the birthday meal. Here's Irfan allowing Aiman to maul him on the fl
  • Dinner With Irfan's Tok and Opah Unggai
    Irfan's grandparents are here from Sitiawan and have been spending several days with us. Tonight they will be heading for Middletown where they will spend the next two mon
  • Aerocarnival 2008
    As I spent three full days over the weekend (plus Friday) manning the booth at Aerocarnival 2008 which was held at UniKL-MIAT, Ain, Irfan, Cik Emma and Cik Su went about t
  • 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
  • Irfan, Uncles and Anti-Gravity
    Irfan went swimming this morning at the building's swimming pool. With him went his Opah Cu and his uncles, Pak Ngah and Pak Cu. Thanks to exotic technology that manipulat
  • Irfan Gets a Diploma
    There was a ceremony today. It was organised by the owners of the kindergartens, one of which was Irfan's. So today Irfan got a diploma. Before that, though, there were a
  • 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
  • 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
  • Under Water And On Ground
    Last week, Atuk and Opah Irfan came a-visiting to spend some time with their favourite grandkid. (No competition... he's their only grandkid for now. Right, fellow Hishgra
  • Family Reunion in Belle River - Addendum
    Check it out! Whooooosh! And please note that at the end of the day, there were reports that the slide was starting to fall apart. We (and I include me in this) did enjoy
  • Family Reunion in Belle River
    July has been a pretty eventful month for Vin and me, I have all kinds of things to blog about. But it has also been a pretty busy work month, so it hasn't been too conduc
  • Irfan's First First Cousin
    Today begins a new era in Irfan's life. He is now officially a first cousin to another human, in this case the less-than-a-day-old, yet nameless newborn son of Kak Nor & A
  • 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
  • A Couple of Checks and He's Seaworthy
    No fear of taking a leap into the deep end of the swimming pool: check No fear of submerging his entire body and head underwater with eyes open: check Ability to stay aflo
  • 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
  • Tok & Opah Irfan Comes A-visiting
    Last Saturday, my parents (also known as Irfan's Grandparents) came to spend several days with us. It was the first time, they saw Irfan all dressed up ready to go to scho
  • Tennis
    A little bit of retrospective blogging: back to Mak and Abah's visit here. Even though it was early November, we had a nice warm-ish day, so we decided to head out to Miam
  • 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
  • Irfan Gets Wet at Ulu Langat
    Sometime after noon and after Ain made mi goreng , we took a drive to the back end of Ampang, went over the hill and headed for Ulu Langat for a picnic. It would be a perf
  • 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
  • Brief Pahang Incursion
    Ain's good friend from Univerity Malaya, Jalilah, got married last Saturday. It was, of course, another Family Trip to parts unknown; this time to FELDA Lepar Hilir 1 in t
  • Exsanguination Day at the Mall
    Because Irfan's Cik Emma missed having her blood drained out of her body, we took a drive to nearby Cheras Leisure Mall where a blood donation drive was underway last Satu
  • Phoenix: Part II
    To continue our adventures in Arizona, Becky took us to Sedona where we decided to climb up a rock. This rock, in fact: Well, it wasn't as straightforward as that. Before
  • Phoenix : Part I
    In March, Vin and I took a trip out west to Phoenix, AZ to hang out with his cousin Becky and her husband Phil. Coincidentally, Phoenix is where the Chicago Cubs have Spri
  • Irfan's Cycling Saturday
    Thanks to Irfan's Tok and Opah, he now has a brand new bicycle with which he would rule the world. Or at the very least the play area at the KLCC park. Quite eager to try
  • 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
  • The Day The Tyre Died, Again
    Thursday night we went to pick up F from MIAT. We arrived at 2200. But we left at almost midnight. What was I doing two hours in MIAT? Changing the tires of the car, that'
  • Irfan Goes To MIAT
    Today Irfan's youngest aunt, his Cik Su F, enrolled in MIAT . In three and a half years, she will be graduating with a Diploma in Aviation Maintenance Technology (Avionics
  • Maryland - Part II
    As promised, here's Part II of our trip to Maryland. Aside from fishing , during the day and a half we spent there, we ate our fill in Maryland's pride and joy, the Maryla
  • Maryland - Part I
    Hisham's reminiscing has prompted me to finally take action - all this summer I have been procrastinating making some family related entries. Vin's family had several fami
  • 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
  • Irfan Goes To The Zoo
    Last Sunday, Irfan (along with a bunch of family members) went to the zoo! Here's a series of photos that came out of our little zoo trip. The crew lead by Irfan walks by
  • Mak & Abah at Dungun, Terengganu
    Here we are over 100 posts in this blog and not once did even say that I worked for seven years at the East Coast of the Peninsular Malaysia. I hate talking about the plac
  • A Fantastic Tale of Old
    I realise that since this blog went online, there hasn't been any entry that features some sort of fantastic anecdote that happens to me during the day. Like being at the
  • Irfan's Aunt Emma's Graduation
    As was reported in an earlier post, we were all at Universiti Malaya for Emma's graduation ceremory. Irfan's grandparents along with assorted uncles and aunts were there f
  • More Like His Old Man By The Day
    There were thousands of humans swarming the area before the Dewan Tunku Canseler in Universiti Malaya today. I swear if I didn't know there were individual consciousness b
  • Baseball Anyone?
    What could be more American than baseball and apple pie? Why would a Malaysian girl even give a hoot? Because baseball is Vin's obsession. (He likes apple pie too, and bla
  • Excursion to KLCC
    Today we went to KLCC for a picnic. Irfan, as usual, went straight for the extensive playground they have there, running up and sliding down the play structures. Later, I
  • Honeymoon in Redang
    As Hisham has faithfully chronicled in here, Vin & I got married in Malaysia recently. A few days after the big kenduri (feast) in Sitiawan, Hisham's and my hometown, Vin
  • KLIA June 2005
    Their time in Malaysia had come and gone. Vin and Sila left the country, back to their own lives in the United States last night. It had been a fantastic month, and we wer
  • A Stay At The Hilton: Another Photojournal
    For the last year or so, after sending Irfan to day care, we drive to work together. After the construction of Hilton KL Sentral, we drive past it every morning. Sometimes
  • Prelude To A Wedding, Part 1
    The last seven days have been a great experience. Sila and Vin were in Kuala Lumpur maneuvering through some red tape and purchasing wedding items. Both were of course abl
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  • Ain's Graduation Aug 2003
    In August 2003, a thousand families flocked to Universiti Malaya to see a family member graduate. Ours were there to see Ain graduate (with a 11-month old Irfan in tow), f
  • Irfan the Water Baby
    At two and a half years old, Irfan has absolutely no fear of water. Unbidden, he will kick off his shoes, run to the edge of the pool, do a little sing and dance routine (
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    One fine 2003 day, we attended Sathya's wedding. Sigh. Let's see what pictures we have.

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