Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Antara Anyir dan Jakarta, it's Seoul..

Like they say, one can only plan...

I was looking forward to making that planned trip to Jakarta with my sisters Saturday last, to attend the wedding of our niece Miranda (from our Indonesian side of the family).

Somehow, the unexpected cropped up. Firstly, the package that the agency had worked out for us was a bit on the high side.

That put me off a bit, because I knew there were cheaper alternatives and I didn't want to be hasty when the difference was quite substantial just by switching carriers. 

Then one sister opted out because her granddaughter suddenly got sick. Thankfully, little Zura has recovered from her viral infection, after a week-long hospital stay.  

Another sister decided she wasn't going to leave her young ones to battle their year-end exams sans Mak, even if Mak's mind was already feasting on the batik textiles of Tanah Abang.

It's the moral support thingy, if you wish, and I certainly didn't want to share the burden of her guilt as well, as we gallivanted in good old Plaza Senayan... :-))

Yet another sister (the ever-practical one) decided, in one stroke, that "If you guys are going to take forever to decide, I'm off... to Korea!" And so she did!

That's how I end up with the pretty decorative plate above. Made of porcelain, the gild-edged plate shows a Korean woman in hambok playing the samisen.  

정말 감사합니다 (kamsa-ham-nee-daa/thank you) sis Hanizah, for your thoughtfulness. It's truly a charming piece and I love it..

As for the Jakarta trip, we're rescheduling to November end. Never mind the kenduri, although I would have loved to see how they do weddings over there.

The proposed trip will be to ziarah Mir's grandma, our aunt Ibu Khadijah, who's now in her 80s and judging by pictures, rather frail. Pray that the planned visit will materialise.

As it were, the postponed jaunt saw me getting a copywriting and translation job instead. Ah, rezeki comes in so many different ways, syukur alhamdulillah. Thank you Kay for trusting me with your project. Much appreciated, that.


ninotaziz said...

Dear Kak Puteri,
Yet another proof everything happens for a reason. Alhamdulillah!

Jakarta beckons...

And I would like to say I am so happy I got to hear your lovely singing at the Lake Club. I know ypu have heard this before, but...My, what a voice!

Kama At-Tarawis said...

ninot - indeed. 'Twas good to see you again the other day and thanks for such kind words, undeserving as they were.. nyanyi suka2, de-stresser tu..

Kak Teh said...

Puteri, yes, everything happens for a reason. Alas - my planned trip back has been shelved...rezki coming this way and I really cant afford to not take it. Only Hulaimi and Rehana are going, Insyaallah. Taufiq has his thesis to do, Nona is doing her stint with the BBC and Hafiz has no leave at all. as it is, if we all up and go at the same time - who will look after the cats? so, - I will have to wait until next year to hear your lovey voice again.

Anonymous said...

Kak Putri,
Weddings in Jakarta r interesting.Guests enjoy the buffet while standing.There r only few chairs at one corner in the hall.
InsyALLAH kak Putri will one day evperience the kenduri in Indinesia.


kay_leeda said...

Kak Puteri,

YOU are most welcome :)) plus you help release the load off us.

Nanti kita gi Jakarta sesama ya ;)

Wan Sharif said...

I love this statement
"If you guys are going to take forever to decide, I'm off... to Korea!"
How I wish I can nudge people to make a timely decision.. it can be frustrating at time..

Kama At-Tarawis said...

kteh - sorry to hear u tak dapat balik this november. takpa, panjang umur jumpa lagi tahun depan. rezeki jgn tolak..

wawa - that's interesting! kita kat sini punya lah beradun sakan, dengan proper banquet/sitdown dinner..

kay - i wouldnt mind going to jakarta with a pro like you.. hehehe.. you just know where to shop..

yohwang - that sister of mine is an intrepid traveller. kejap ke sana kejap ke sini. sedar2 dah hilang..

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Puteri,
Boleh nyanyi sikit lagu tu for me? Mama sibuklah, takde masa nak nyanyi for us anymore....not even in bed! Jom pi Cuba, lepas tu pergi Seoul. Ataupun...soul searching in Cuba. Boleh? purrr...meow!

Al-Manar said...

Should go to the wedding and show us the difference Antara Anyir dan Dungun

Kama At-Tarawis said...

cat - coem join me one day and i'll sing lagu hindustan for you.. LOL

pakcik - yeah, i regret missing that one, ditakdirkan tak kesampaian. i'm waiting for them to upload the wedding album..