Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bits & Pieces, Here & There

It has become a tradition for the Abus to invite a couple of close friends to partake yee sang with the family every Chinese New Year. More often than not, they are friends/colleagues of the children.

We had a jolly good time at the Royal Lake Club last night, with yee sang followed by dinner. That's my adopted son Jason (in white) who's been part of the family since he was a boy in shorts.

Also this year we had a new addition at the yee sang table. Here's Nawwar with Zul, her hubby of five months. Looking pretty tembam, both of them. La dolce vita, eh...

That's the mother of all phones you're using, Cheron! Fuyoh, very retro and pink kaler summore! Apparently, one just have to hook the humongous receiver to one's standard phone and voila! 1954 is here!

Last Saturday Pak Abu and I took a drive to Jeram, Kuala Selangor, to attend the wedding of a friend's brother. Nice laidback place, Jeram. Could feel the kampung atmosphere. Close to the coast, too. Found out that land is still reasonably cheap in this corner of Selangor. A decent-sized bungalow plot by the sea at RM25-40k, we were told.

To Emy Dzafrul and Nor Fazela: "Selamat Pengantin Baru, semoga hidup aman bahagia dan dikurniakan zuriat yang soleh dan solehah, dan semoga ikatan perkahwinan kekal hingga ke akhir hayat."    

That's our host, Nor Hafidzah a.k.a Melur (the groom's sister) in orange tudung. Melur's an HR supremo somewhere in the city. Heard through the grapevines you're about to become 'orang Dungun' (by proxy).. betul ker? Kalau betul, tahniah la. The lady in pink is my karaoke 'partner-in-crime' Rahayu (a.k.a. Kitty).

Nothing like a cup of frothy cappuchino and lightly buttered scone with cranberry jam to perk up one's morning. [So do nasi lemak sotong, roti canai garing-garing, and teh tarik, by the same token].

Here's Awang caught napping on Ann's bed (when she was away holidaying with friends in Kuantan) over the weekend. Check out Awang's kaki.. bersilang simpuh sakan.

Of course this one, Lillie, will never stray far away from Mommy. She'll plonk herself wherever my laptop is. And before you know it, one leg will be resting on the computer....

13 comments:

Ezza Muffinbiru said...

Syhhh..Jeram tu kampong Aziz la kak..ada restoren seafood yang popular kat pantai Jeram tu...

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Zah - kami terkilan taks ampai ke pantai aritu sebab kenduri tengahari. makan pun kenyang. nak kena gi satu round lagi ke Jeram. i learned a new word too semasa kat kenduri 'rewang'. bahasa jawa meaning kenduri ekk.. kalau di trengganu & kelantan kita panggil 'bekwoh'.

Brown-eyed Girl said...

i like the one with awang bersimpuh kaki. he's one cool dude!

GUiKP said...

Ah, bliss. Simple, unhurried and uncomplicated life.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

BeG - indeed! very naik lemak because dia tau dia can get away with blue murder in this house.. hehehe..

GuiP - inilah kehidupan orang yg dah separa pencen.. kena lebihkan ibadat sebab kubur pun dah mula menggamit.. :-D

Wan Sharif said...

unhurried life but look like a lot of food ;))

Kama At-Tarawis said...

yohwang - a once-a-year affair yohwang, a treat for the kids and their friends..

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Puteri,
Rewang tu ialah hari potong bawang dan masak-masak, sehari sebelum kenduri. Kalau di Jeram tu rata-rata Melayu not Jawa, so interesting how you learnt a Javanese word there. We have relatives residing at Pekan Jeram as well as Batu 20. Alamak....we could be related to Uncle Aziz and Aunty Ezza..... purrr....meow!

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Cat - thanks for clarifying, cat.. my host yg jawa rupanya.. tapi saya nak pi cubalah restoran yg ezzah rekomen tu.. jom kita ker Jeram?

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Puteri,
Jom!!! Bila??? purrr....meow!

Rahayu said...

Yup! I am your partner-in-crime indeed, Kak Puteri...and loving every minute of it!

are-riz_84 said...

thanks..kak putri..;)))

Kama At-Tarawis said...

cat - bila2 pun boleh!

ayu - that was a nice session, malam tu.. :-)

are-riz - you are most welcome, dear. a segak-looking couple..:-))