KLCC Balik Kampung?

28 07 2014

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On my way home yesterday, my father drove on this part of a highway where on other days I can see the Petronas Twin Towers clearly on my right.

But yesterday I realised that the Petronas Twin Towers had disappeared!

I wonder, did the twins went back to their hometown to celebrate Eid with their family?

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Ramadhan’s Bedil In Kuala Terengganu

17 07 2013

In Kuala Terengganu, one of the most special part of Ramadhan is the ‘bedil’.

How I wish there is ‘bedil’ in Kuala Lumpur too, to signal the time for Iftar and Imsak.

Below is a post that I wrote on September 28, 2010 about photographing the bedil in Kuala Terengganu.

Photographing The Bedils

I snapped this photo myself. I need to aim my camera to the right spot and snap at the right moment because if I was a few seconds late I’ll be snapping photos of smoke.

In Kuala Terengganu people break their fast after the sound of the ‘bedil’ in the Ramadhan.

There were bedil‘s on the 2nd day of Eid until 7th day of Eid too.

On the 5th day of Eid, my dad took me to Bukit Pak Apil in Kuala Terengganu to watch bedil’ shooting.

These are the bedil shooting base.

A policeman guided us to a safe location to watch the bedil‘.

The ‘bedil’ contractor and a policeman reached the ‘bedil’ shooting site.

The ‘bedil’ contractor preparing the ‘bedil’.

First we have to wait for the sound of ‘dup’.

Then we started snapping lots and lots and lots of photos as the bedilexploded in the sky into a gigantic umbrella of colourful lights right above our heads.

Then the umbrella turned into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

The bedil after the ‘dup’ sound

The bedil exploded…

…into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops…

…and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

We went there again on the 6th and 7th day of Eid to snap more photos.

It was very, very hard to snap the photos because we have to aim at the right spot of where there the wind would blow the ‘bedil’.

We also need to snap at the right moment before the beautiful ‘bedil’ faded into umbrellas of smoke in the sky.

We also had to squat down fearing the loud sound made us jump and fall down the cliff.

We need to squat because we do not want to fall down the hill.

I snapped some beautiful ‘bedil’ photos and I am very proud of them 🙂

I snapped all the above photos by myself!





Meeting Datuk Seri Najib’s Political Secretary, Datuk Sahlan Ismail

17 09 2012

Yesterday I went to Uncle Datuk Sahlan bin Ismail’s Eid open house.

Uncle Datuk Sahlan is the Prime Minister’s political secretary.

I ate ketupat with chicken rendang and drank orange juice.

I asked him questions regarding BN and PR.

I was asking Uncle Datuk Sahlan some questions.

He told me that BN is the best choice for Malaysia.

And we agree that even though BN did lots of wrong things, but PR is much worse.

One thing that I learn is BN supporters and politicians accept that BN is not perfect but PR supporters and politicians always claim to be perfect and would blame others for all the bad things that they did.

We can only be better if we can learn from our mistakes.

I am very happy to meet Uncle Datuk Sahlan and even happier because he said that I’m a good understander and a good listener.

i am very happy to meet Uncle Datuk Sahlan.





Flash Flood Hit Segambut, Sentul and Klang

22 08 2012

Motorists drove through flooded Jalan Segambut in Kuala Lumpur.

Yesterday Segambut was hit by a bad flash flood.

In some area the flood water rose up to 3 meters tall.

This happened on the third day of Eid.

Flash floods were also reported in Jalan Ipoh in Sentul and Klang.

Doing what they can: Villagers using pails to get rid of rainwater which inundated their home in Ladang Segambut.

This is a disaster!

I am very sorry for the victims especially the Muslims who were still celebrating Eid when their houses were flooded.





Photographing The Bedils

28 09 2010

I snapped this photo myself. I need to aim my camera to the right spot and snap at the right moment because if I was a few seconds late I’ll be snapping photos of smoke.

In Kuala Terengganu people break their fast after the sound of the ‘bedil’ in theRamadhan.

There were bedil‘s on the 2nd day of Eid until 7th day of Eidtoo.

On the 5th day of Eid, my dad took me to Bukit Pak Apil in Kuala Terengganu to watch bedil’ shooting.

These are the bedil shooting base.

A policeman guided us to a safe location to watch the bedil‘.

The ‘bedil’ contractor and a policeman reached the ‘bedil’ shooting site.

The ‘bedil’ contractor preparing the ‘bedil’.

First we have to wait for the sound of ‘dup’.

Then we started snapping lots and lots and lots of photos as the bedilexploded in the sky into a gigantic umbrella of colourful lights right above our heads.

Then the umbrella turned into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

The bedil after the ‘dup’ sound

The bedil exploded…

…into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops…

…and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

We went there again on the 6th and 7th day of Eid to snap more photos.

It was very, very hard to snap the photos because we have to aim at the right spot of where there the wind would blow the ‘bedil’.

We also need to snap at the right moment before the beautiful ‘bedil’ faded into umbrellas of smoke in the sky.

We also had to squat down fearing the loud sound made us jump and fall down the cliff.

We need to squat because we do not want to fall down the hill.

I snapped some beautiful ‘bedil’ photos and I am very proud of them 🙂

I snapped all the above photos by myself!





Rambutan Picking

24 09 2010

Tok Teh's rambutan trees

I was in Terengganu for the last two weeks for Eid holidays.

Kuala Terengganu is my parent’s hometown.

On the second day of Eid we visited Tok Teh.

Tok Teh is my grand aunty.

I called my grand uncle Tok Teh too.

It is very sad that he had passed away.

There were a lot of red, ripe rambutans on the rambutan trees at Tok Teh’s house.

So, a few days later we visited Tok Teh’s house again for a rambutan picking.

Kafah and I with our rambutans

Rambutan is a type of a fruit with hair on its skin.

Ripe, red rambutans

‘Rambut’ is hair in Malay language.

My big sister Kaman used a pole (galah) to pluck the rambutans.

My other sisters and I ran to collect to rambutans.

It was like a ‘rambutan rain’ 🙂

Kashah, Kafah and I rushed to collect the rambutans.

It was really fun.

This is the first time I went rambutan picking.

We sorted our rambutans and counted them. I collected 88 rambutans; more than my sisters did.

It was as fun as apple picking.

Later we ate the fruits.

They were very, very sweet.





Open Houses In KL

4 10 2009

04102009(004)Now is Shawal, during Shawal we have a lot of Eid open houses.

Today I went to Uncle Ali’s house in Shah Alam.

I ate nasi impit, pampadum & tasty lamb BBQ.

04102009(007)Uncle Ali was my father’s schoolmate.

My father’s school was Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School.

Next we went to Uncle Amrahi’s house in Keramat.

I ate satay, custard and nata de coco.

They are very tasty.

I love custard very much.

04102009(043)Uncle Amrahi is the vice president of Silat Cekak Hanafi.

I met a lot of Silat Cekak Hanafi’s members and instructors.

After Uncle Amrahi’s house I went to a wedding celebration in Gombak.

I was too full so I only ate a piece of watermelon.








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