Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bradley


Absolutely adorable Bradley Yip Kuppusamy, all three months of him, came a-visiting his 'Nana Puteri' over the weekend. It was Bradley and Nana's very first meeting since his birth.

That's my cutiepie latest 'cucu' Bradley in the arms of his proud daddy, my adopted son Dinesh. Bradley's mom, Rachel, was away on a flight (she's with the national carrier).

Dinesh and my eldest son Naj have been best buddies since childhood and the friendship has endured to this day. The boy grew up before my eyes, and now he has presented me with a child of his own... 

May you one day be a good, responsible, loving man just like your dad, Bradley. And always remember, Nana loves you very much...

PS: I kept telling Dinesh how auspicious the name 'Bradley' is to me, for the simple reason that my late (maternal) grandfather hailed from Kuala Krai where the famous Tangga Bradley is.

This well-known local landmark has been renamed Tangga Krai since the '80 but to oldies like me, Tangga Bradley it will always be. 

For a bit of Tangga Bradley history, please read here. I have sat on these very steps once, as a child of five or six, on my one and only trip to visit my late grandfather's hometown.

Tangga Bradley leading down to Sungai Kelantan


11 comments:

luahfikiran said...

SALAM,
ANOTHER 'CUCU" . HOW NICE TO HAVE THEM AROUND WITH US !

Wan Sharif said...

Ah the famous Tangga Bradley.. synonymous with seasonal flood of the east coast or kelantan .. a reference to the severity of the flood situation back in the 60's.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Oooh...I loooove babies.... Welcome to this crazy planet, Brad. May you grow up to looove felines too... purrr...meow!

Anonymous said...

Kak Putri,
Nana means uncle or is it abang?Anyway,semangat nyer cucu kak.SubhanALLaH...

wawa

Kama At-Tarawis said...

wawa: depending on which lingo/dialect actually. kalau tak silap in urdu/hindi, it's pretty much male. in american english however, it refers to grandmother.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

LF - betul tu, walaupun cucu tumpang.. hehehe

yongwang - yep, tnagga bradley jadi pengukur banjir those days..

cat - i hope this Brad will learn to love all the brads and angelinas and nikkis and toms of the world..:-D

Al-Manar said...

To me it has always been Bradley STEPS - must be true oldie!

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Al-Manar: cayalah pakcik! you are just like my late Tok Ayah, prim and proper, not a word out of place, and anglophile to boot.. suka! :-D

Anonymous said...

Kak
American english refer to grandma.Thank you,I learnt a new lingo today.

wawa

Joe Najib said...

... and the fact that you housed a S'wak boy named Bradley for 2yrs who teared when u gave him his Xmas present. Awww...

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Joe: I remember that Bradley well. 2 years under our roof and loved him like my own son... he's doing well these days, alhamdulillah...