Friday, August 31, 2007

31st Aug. 2007

31st August 2007, it was the Malaysian National Day and the Class had a gathering at Janda Baik, a village up the mountain on the Main Range at the hill home (LORIEN) of one of our Classmate Nik Zainal (and his lovely wife Daisy).

It was a day full of activities, kiraokey (spelling?), hill climbing, childrens’ picnic, and guessing game of our classmates’ lips. (Here the ladies took the prizes, ladies are good at identifying lips).

And of course eating and eating and eating.

Some classmates were already there on the night of the 31st, while others came the next morning, and the gathering did not break up until about 6.00 pm. This gathering is one of the normal monthly gatherings that the classmates have.

A few of those in the photo above have now passed away. May Allah bless their souls.

Normally children and grand-children are invited as well, sometimes our past teachers join in.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

A different kind of birthday.

Among the class of 60 members, birthdays are valued, and at the monthly breakfast meeting, we always look forward to the cutting of the birthday cake. Not that the date be on the exact date, but it goes by monthly basis, and if for that month 2 months have elapse then there will be a 2 month sort of birthday celebration.

At the 29th July 2007, 2 months have elapse and thus there was a crowd of the classmates (and wives) celebrating their birthdays. And what made the occasion more special, there was no candle to blow but the host, Wan Mahmood and Wife, gave a ‘pulut kuning’ set up. We had the class breakfast at their residence. This ‘pulut kuning’ (yellow safron coloured cooked glutinous rice) set up is special because to the Malays occasions for ‘pulut kuning’ is a grand occasion, an occasion for celebration, and on most occasions a mark of success. But not to diverge away too far from the birthday occasion, we still sang the birthday song “Happy Birthday To You”.