Tuesday, 27 September 2011

"When I Think Of Perfect Moments..."

All our yesterdays
are ours forever
...in memory

"the joys are well-savoured
the tribulations a real education
a relationship so perfectly tempered
that the forging has its own
strength and power
only we know" 

Our tomorrows are waiting
like mysterious presents,
wrapped up in time,
for us to open..
one by one

"In such premise
I'd only have faith 
in our destiny
made good truly together
Allah willing"

But today is here and now
It belongs to us
this perfect time
for love

"ever more happier 
we are married
perfect being made...
more perfect "

"no time better than now
to say
I love you truly
and will always be so"

"By Allah who answers our prayers
and loves us
and defines our needs
for he is All-Knowing
gives us each other" 

This promise of a perfect life
with you


These beautiful verses by Dean Walley are interspersed with romantic scribblings (in italics) by my dearest husband on a flight over the Pacific Ocean on September 20th 1981

30 years later almost to the day, we sat together in celebration with our then-awaited "tomorrows", still unwrapping each one... to unveil his/her own unique mysteries

What better gifts can we ask for other than these - our children...

Happy Birthday to you "Red Alfa" - who is all of 59 years young today! 

May Allah grant us refuge from a knowledge which does not benefit, from a heart which does not tremble, from an ego which not sated, and from a supplication which is not accepted.  Ameen...

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Facebook Down - So I'm Back Here

Dear Readers, especially masterwordsmith, Al-Manar and Nin who are probably feeling neglected by me not responding to their comments of my previous entry.

It seems that I have gone AWOL.

Just like many of those on my blog-roll I am now mostly domiciled in my other retirement home over on Facebook, chatting over the garden fence as it were.

However, this happened:

So I took advantage of the downtime to return to my Blogger for a look-see, me not being nimble enough to be plying back and forth between my two abodes on a more regular basis.

Well then, let's catch up on what's been happening in my little corner of terra-firma since Ramadan.

There was Eidul Fitri or Hari Raya as it is called here in Malaysia.

OK, you may try to get into the festive mood by clicking on the player. I have for you the late diva Saloma and her iconic eid song.

Hari Raya this year was just a teeny bit different with two sons now having their wives to celebrate with.

The pilot and wife went back to Terengganu whilst the doctors remained in Sabah for a while, returning later for their delayed wedding reception.

As per usual our Hari Raya fare was courtesy of the culinary skills of my sister-in-law in Ampang Jaya, assisted by our two princesses, thank you so much Kak Awi and the puteri-puteri.. I only had to provide the cookies and tidbits and cook the ketupats.

We spent most of the day and the next doing the rounds calling on the seniors in PJ, Shah Alam, Kepong and Ampang, and catching up on the latest buzz. Our relatives are mainly in the Klang Valley which is rather convenient.

At Mum's was where there was a lot of snapshots taken. Each of her children's family posed with her, then all the men, all the ladies, all the girls and all the boys... a few takes each time until she became tired of smiling. Am sharing a few here:

It was a very enjoyable couple of days but ever present in the back of our minds was the preparation of the upcoming wedding reception.

That will be a story for another day....  when Facebook is down again?

No, hopefully not...

Till then, keep tuning in....