Friday, September 26, 2008

Salam Aidilfitri

Dearest All.

I would like to wish you Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri/Eid Mubarak. Forgive me for any wrongdoings.
Hopefully any ill-feelings in the past will be considered as
Before embarking on your journey to your loved ones, make sure

Don't let you pet starve to death
If you are stuck in a jam, don't
Watch out for any

Feel free to

A break like this will freshen you up
Don't eat too much for you'll end up

Have a nice long holiday. Enjoy yourself and be safe always!

From Monstermom and family.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Reluctant Politican

The Reluctant Politican - Tun Dr Ismail and His Time

This is the long-awaited biography of Malaysia's powerful Home Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, who passed away of a heart attack on 2 August 1973. It is based on his private papers and on numerous interviews with his relatives and with people who knew him well, including Ghafar Baba, Musa Hitam, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Robert Kuok, Lee Kuan Yew and Ghazalie Shafie.

New perspectives are provided about the struggle for independence, Malaysia's relationship with Singapore, the origins of Southeast Asian regionalism, the internal conflicts of the ruling party UMNO, MCA-UMNO ties, the fatal illness of Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, the May 13 riots, and the New Economic Policy. This book contains not only new facts about Malaysian and Singaporean history, but also insights into the processes of decolonization and nation building.

Finally, I've finished reading this book. To my surprise, I learned a lot about Malaysia's road to independence. Unfortunately, Tun Dr Ismail never made it to the top. Nevertheless, he is truly a hero who was lost in time. The history of him should be made public and all politician should take this man's principal as an example...

He was the one who brought Malaysia to the world but sadly this unsung hero was only recognized as TTDI to an average Malaysian.
If he was made PM, I wonder what will happen to Mahathir....

Another issue that was highlighted is how powerful individuals from different races be it Malay, Chinese and Indian contributed their time and energy in achieving Independence. This act is the main point to be remembered in celebrating our National Day. We are all Malaysian. We deserve to be here. Until our last breath...

Thursday, September 18, 2008


This is what my son wrote....

I'm not so sure about the town but hedgehog???? We don't even have a cat!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I received news from a dear friend that my ex-staff had died at 7am today. Her lung cancer had spread to the brain. She didn't go without a fight.

May Allah bless her soul. Al-Fatihah to Nurhazifah.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Mount of Mercy

This is me at Jabal Rahmah (Mount of Mercy). Muslims believe that Adam and Eve(Hawa) were reunited on the hill and forgiven by Allah after 200 years separation on account of their disobedience to the Lord in deference to the suggestion of Satan.

Our Ustaz jokingly told us that men will usually ask God to grant them to marry another, here.

Without hesitation, hubby and his friends climbed the hill and made their wishes there. I don't know what he wished for and I didn't ask.

I did my doa (wish) from where I was standing and one of it was :-

Ya ALLAH, please grant whatever my husband wished for. Only YOU know what is best for him and for me.


The Ultimate Gift

These are only a few from hundreds of photos that we were able to snap during our visit to Madinah and Mecca.

The sending off

At Nabawi Mosque

Our Mutawwif (guide) - Ustaz Abdul Shakur

Buying some dates - the best is Ajwah

My newly found friend - Cikgu Azie

The Holy Ka'abah

Going home

It was sad leaving behind a town fulled of history. It was heart-breaking saying goodbye to my qiblat.....

I will revisit the holy city again. Only time will tell.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I'm here

Dearest all

I'm back. Never knew that this journey will bring such pleasure.

Thank you again Abang for spending it with me.

I'm in the midst of selecting some photos to be uploaded.

Till then, Salam Ramadan and may peace be with you.....