Tuesday, 22 February 2011

"Tired But Happy" News

A very long time ago when I was in Std 2 or 3, part of our English lessons was to write little essays in our "News" exercise books. When our news was interesting enough we got to read it out in front of the class. I noticed that most of those chosen always ended with "We went home tired but happy".

Fast-forward 50 years, I do have a piece of news, though perhaps not too worthy of a classroom broadcast but which did indeed ended up with us reaching home "tired but happy".

"Tired" because of the somewhat hectic (but manageable) logistical issues of a small entourage, and "happy" due to the joyousness of the occasion - which was our son Amin's engagement to Dr. Hanis, a Terengganu lass about to complete her housemanship at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital in Kota Kinabalu.

Mum-in-law to-be marking Hanis's "taken" status :)

With Cikgu Hassan and Puan Samirah, Hanis's parents

Thanks to all who have joined us at the ceremony in Kuala Terengganu.

With that we now have two sons whose hearts have been captured by pretty "mek ganu" working in East Malaysia.

Two weddings in the pipeline this year kiddoes, and the gang have already asked about colour themes. Adeen wants beige for his and we think lime-green would be nice for Amin's.

As for the over-riding concept, shall we just stick to SIMPLICITY?

After all, as Leonardo Da Vinci observed " Simplicity IS the ultimate Sophistication ". YES, I agree...

Mulling over that little "eureka" moment, I shudder thinking of the daunting tasks ahead and the next 2 trips to Kuala Terengganu. Will people come home "tired but happy" then?

We will have to make it so, Insya Allah.


Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Zen,
Jangan lupa beli stock spec Mak Dara! Oh yes....purrrlease stick to "less is more". purrr....meow!

Zendra-Maria said...

Cats, aunty nak cari specs style Cat-Woman. Mana ada jual, boleh kasi tahu? Apart from that, yes, yes - less IS more... tq

PS - Chicher got shaken at lunch-time. I'm saddened by the news. Some shops are still being repaired from the last one. :(

Oldstock said...

Kak Zen akan bermenantukan seorang doctor juga ye... tahniah.

Zendra-Maria said...

Fadhil, Alhamdulillah

Wan Sharif said...

Woh mung bessang ngan orang gganu!!..
Welkang! welkang!

Al-Manar said...

I wonder what Wan Sharif had in mind when he said those 'Tgganu' words. If I were to guess, those words mean ' welcome to our gang. Sekali makang budu nok sokmo .' Then I would echo his voice.

zafi said...

owh.. congrats aunty!
I bet u will be masterchef with terengganu dishes after this?
nasi dagang satu!!!

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Zendra-Maria said...

Ayoh Wang, tengkiu tengkiu :)

Pakcik, I much prefer the oral ganu-speak than the written but to speak it I need to brave the budu first, daw'?

Zafi, congrats to Amin of course :) but thanks anyway. Nak makan nasi dagang jom gi Ganu, aunty belanja mung heheh

Wan Sharif said...

I love it when PakCik AlManar plays a role of translator to my comments.. he sure knows how to tickle me.. at least

pakmat said...

..pakmat awaits your invitation..to Terengganu weddings..

Zendra-Maria said...

Ayoh Wang, Pakcik of al-manar, Pakmat Fahmy - Do count yourselves invited as the "speaking" wakils of the wedding entourage :)