Saturday, September 3, 2011



Puan Farah Sabina is my coursemate from UPM and she is married to Mr. Azlin Shah whose house happens to be a few doors away from mine. They are residing in Seremban and Hari Raya will be the best time to visit when they come home to Johor Bahru. The last time they came over was two years ago and when they were here again this year, there was a new member in the family. The more the merrier.


Idzham and Zamir are my ex-students from SPM batch 2008. Both left SMKTUN after form three. I had not seen Zamir right after that and only managed to communicate with him via FB recently. He is now studying in Universiti Pertahanan Nasional while Idzham in UiTM.

The biggest crowd so far that came visiting were my students from SPM batch 2006. There were 13 of them and the boys were wearing the baju Melayu which added more colours to the celebration (even though I overheard a few complaining of the after-effect of wearing the traditional attire: the sweat and discomfort after quite some time).

This time, Khaulah brought along food from home (as instructed by the mother, of course) - nasi himpit, kuah kacang [translate: compressed rice and peanut sambal gravy] and fruits cocktail to be eaten. I think the rest should follow what Khaulah had done - bringing own food when visiting my house. Isn't that a brilliant idea?

And there were also cookies and chocolates from Khaulah.

Most of them are still studying at different institutions of higher learning which will commence with the new academic session soon. Even though they all have left school for about five years, their presence during every Hari Raya is very much appreciated. While many simply disappear into thin air after leaving school, these are a few of the loyal ones whom I still hope to see more in the future.

And we have two more days before school reopens. And I am not yet thinking anything about school at all.