Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Rainbow Life

People who know me well enough (and by this I mean close family members and longtime friends) are only too aware of the fact that I am cast in the 'backroom boy/girl" mould.

By choice a loner, I'm always in the peripheral, and never the centre, of things. And I like it this way for I can always remain my true self. If there's anything I can certainly do without, it's a public persona; I like my own skin.

Being in the limelight, taking centrestage and self-promotion will forever be 'unKama', unless if I have grown senile and can no longer tell right from wrong. [If you see me in a blazing red tog, that day has probably arrived..]

I have an aversion for bright, strong colours because they serve to highlight while I seek to obscure. I reserve my strongest dislike for red; it's too much 'in-your-face" for me.

Lest I am misunderstood, let me clarify that I just don't fancy strong colours on my person. I can and do appreciate their beauty otherwise. 

My wardrobe is overwhelmed with greys, browns and blacks, and some pastels in between. My shoes are mostly brown and black while my handbags (all three of them) are black. To complete the outwardly depressing ensemble, I drive a car of nondescript grey.

The dominant shades at home are beige and brown. Not to be left out in the equation are the family cats Awang Jules and Lillie, whose coat are ash grey and tuxie respectively.

The funny thing is, my life is anything but dull and dreary. On the contrary, much like a painter's palette, it has been a riot of colours from the word 'go'. 

God, in His infinite Wisdom, had granted me rainbows over the years to make up for my dismal sense of taste. Methink there must be a lesson in there somewhere .......

13 comments:

Brown-eyed Girl said...

sama lah kita kak weh! I'm practically in black abaya most of the time. No bling2 brooches dangling from the chin nor the big, tacky ones on the chest..our choice of colour makes us so "un-pantai timurish".. haha..
and i have 2 black cats too to match the owner. hihi..
make a trip to kelantan soon, will you? i take you out for a nice nasi kerabu with ayam bakar & lots of budu.

Brown-eyed Girl said...

by the way, are you planning to attend "Konvensyen Fiqh Ummah 2012"? I'll be there, insyaAllah...

kay_leeda said...

Kak Puteri,

My clothes are mostly earth tone, black and white. My choice and goshhh I so, so like it. Tak kisah what others say lah kan.

Like you, yes...there is rainbow in my life too - a beautiful ensemble of challenging clients, screaming cats, fantabulous family etc, indeed a real blessing from Him. Alhamdulillah.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

BeG - i have not shifted fully to black abayas yet, but am moving towards it.. insyaallah. blings of any kind are of course a no-no. you are right abt us bucking the 'pantai timur ladies' trend... heheh. trip to kelantan is always on my mind; lamo doh ni tokgi ziaroh anok branok di KB & kkrai.

what's this Convention you're saying? where can i find more details abt it? teringin jugak..

Kama At-Tarawis said...

kay: you are always well turned-out.. comel sokmo..:-)).. it's true that we hv been blessed by all things good dlm kehidupan kita, kan.. sentiasa bersyukur dan ingat pada Dia..

Brown-eyed Girl said...

kak, http://k-fiqh.com/
i should've told you about this before. registration is already closed.3000 seats taken up within days. You can still register & get yourself waitlisted..kot2 ada yg last minute tarik diri, the organiser will call you to confirm.

meh la kak...come over during our weekend(Fri & Sat)..there's also nasi paku/pontianak/ sumatra/ padang for you to try..:-)

edelweiss said...

Kak Puteri...

i love colors...but somehow my choice of materials for baju kurung always pastel color...warna buruk according to my mom/mother inlaw. Tapi...i x kisah.

tapi kengkadang rembat warna terang. Org cakap warna terang x sesuai for me yang (generous with flesh here n there)...nak tunggu i kurus? hishhh bila pulak kan...so i pakai jer heheheh

For me as long as i liek it...

Alhamdulillah, so far my life is full of colors & spices :)

zaitgha said...

kak Puteri, bcoz of my skin color I just love red he he he.....now dah kurang sikit la

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Puteri,
Moh ler kite nyanyi...somewhere over the rainbow...skies are blue...semua warna itu ciptaan Ilahi untuk kita menikmati dan mensyukuri... purrr....meow!

mela said...

black abayas? that's my staple. i wana meet up with fellow abayaites. really.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

BeG - after checking the website i realised that I hv registered for a talk by Al-Ustaz Ismail Menk a few days after the event. my son-in-law had invited me to participate and I had said yes.

Edel - i like pastels sebab ianya nyaman pada mata. my fav is lavender..

Zai - with yr melepak skin, pakai warna garang pun takpa.. comel sokmo :-)

Cat - moh! nak karaoke dak? hehehe

Mela - i envy ppl who have successfully adopted black abayas as their staple dressing. i would like to too, insyaallah the day will come.

Oldstock said...

Grey is one of my favourite colours. My hair had turned that colour even before I reached 40....

Kama At-Tarawis said...

oldstock - hehehe, pak abu beat you to it in the hair department. he said his hair started greying masa sekolah menengah. as for me, dah banyak grey hair dah.. and i like them very much..