Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A piece of paper

There are few doa (prayers) that I usually recite before studying. I’ve made myself familiarize and memorize with the same prayers since schooling time, continued to during uni days and even now I still do.

Back then.. should be when I was in Form 3, I had the prayers written on a piece of paper and pulled it out every time to refer for reciting.

Do you believe me if I say I still have that same piece of paper? It’s been freaking 21 years !

Should it be a human born in Malaysia – she’s already entitled to vote!

This is how it turned out to be.

One piece of paper has become two, but I still have both! The pencil written prayer is so blur and at certain phrases it’s totally erased.

Though I already have the prayers closed at heart, I don’t want to loose the written one. So, just recently I took the initiative to rewrite with a ball point pen on both sides of two pieces of small hard cards. Then I kept them in my wallet.

I wonder how long will I keep those, may be I could pass to Nada when the time comes!

Ayat drama – “Nada, Mommy tak punya wang ringgit berkepuk-kepuk, geran tanah setebal buku telefon yang nak diturunkan bagi kesenangan Nada. Yang Mommy ada…. Nada ambillah dua keeping kad ni. Mommy tuliskan dengan bacaan-bacaan doa untuk menuntut ilmu. Walau pun tulisan jawi Mommy tak cantik.. Mommy rasa masih jelas untuk dibaca. Belajar rajin-rajin Nak…” hehehehehe.

Now, what do I do with that old piece of paper? I sort of decided that I just have to discard it in certain appropriate manner since it contained good words.

But then again, came another person who is always sentimental about oldies… and that’s my beau! He said.. "Just keep it"

I’ve been wanting to let the paper go, now I just can’t!

So, I made a conclusion…. I placed it in between pages of a book.

Safe and Sound. Someday, somewhere, for sure somebody will take a flip of the book and find the paper. Stories then could be unfurl again.

Appealing piece of paper it is. Very old, full of memories for it also contain a tiny secret… On the other page of the paper, it’s actually a letter written by my cousin to my school friend. I am not sure how the letter later was in my possession. I don’t think I stole it!

Let’s take a sneak peak of the letter :

Nama pengirim surat tidak ditunjukkan sepenuhnya atas sebab-sebab teknikal dan prinsip-prinsip kewartawanan.

A-hah! Looks like somebody own somebody kfc! If I still remember clearly, that somebody lost a chess game to somebody, hence the deal.

Hmmmmm….. Just a piece of paper, so many yarns folded. J That was when snail mail is the mode of communication. How time flies.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Priceless life experience

Mr Tan Hock Ann is one of Biology teachers in TKC. He taught me and still is currently. So special he is, he always carries his DSLR and takes photographs. Recently, it is a hit in FB among my school friends that he takes the effort to scan and upload photos of many of us during our alma matter.

I just browsed the album and ghee.. i so feel to wanna jump into time machine and return to the past. We had so much fun in school ! Definitely one of best phase of my life.
Back then in TKC, there were series of performance days, sports, competitions, parties ... I wonder when we actually spent time studying.

We have.. if I can name few.. 'Freshie' Concert for Form 1, English Drama Competition, Malay Drama Competition, Dancing Competition, Annual Dinner Performance, Teacher's Day Performance, House Party, Class Party, OGA Get-together, Band Competition, Mini Orchestra Competition, Inter-house of all kind of sports (of cause), Cadet competition, Debate competition,... ahhh so many more.

We learnt Music until Form 3. It was just blowing recorder and singing for 40 minutes. Songs like The Sounds of Music, Bear Necessities, Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree, The Autumn Leaves, Supercalifragalistic Expialidocious (not sure about the spelling), Flipper..
oh! happy stuff.

Prep class for us was only at night, not until I was in Form 4 that afternoon prep class was introduced. We dragged our feet to go for afternoon prep because we were so used to having our own lay back time. However, 5.30pm onwards.. we were jumping around on the field, courts, cycling, roller blading or simply watching TV.

Again,... it's true, we don't spend much time studying unlike the thought of many people has about TKCians.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

God's gift

Alhamdulillah.. Allah s.w.t meminjamkan saya sedikit kepandaian dalam hal-hal kraf tangan. Saya seronok dengan kelebihan ini.

Setiap daripada kita sudah tentu dikurniakanNya kelebihan dalam kita sedar atau tidak.
Suami saya sangat arif menzahirkan pemetaan.

Look at how he drew out a map to Bagan Lalang from more than six corners of Selangor state for his office get-together seafood dinner.
He ain't need GPS !.. I tell you