Friday, June 30, 2017

THE 6TH DAY OF EID 1438H


Four ex-students of SMK Taman Universiti's SPM batch 2013 came over for Eid this evening. They are either still studying or plan to continue to further their studies soon. 





Thanks Mr. Syazwan Shavarein, Mr. Fahmi Foad, Mr. Iqbal Maharani and Mr. Fikry Hafidz for the short rendezvous.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

THE 5TH DAY OF EID 1438H


For today, three ex-students of SMK Taman Universiti from SPM batch 2002 came visiting - and two of them are a husband and wife couple. Mr. Azizul Azman and Puan Amirah Razali and the other one was Dr. Azzad Hamzah and his wife who also happens to be a teacher (but not from SMKTUN), and they were all accompanied by their small kids.







I once taught English tuition classes for PMR (form 3) students at SMK Kempas and they were held at night in school. A few of them then continued to be in my classes (outside) when they were in form 5 for SPM examination in 2004. I am still keeping in touch with selective few and one of the regular visitors is Mr. Raja Mohd. Hilmi, who is now married with two kids and lives in Senawang. He was here with his nephew and younger sister.


The number of visitors during Eid might increase as my ex-students are already coming with their spouses and small children. The more, the merrier.

THE 4TH DAY OF EID 1438H





28th JUNE 2017 ~ The visiting  activities continued today and I received the first visitors, Mr. Sharmin Mazlan with his wife and daughters. Working and residing now in Kuala Lumpur, he is an ex-student of SMK Taman Universiti from SPM batch 2002. I am glad he came visiting again after a long time and this time with more kids tagging along.




The next group of visitors were the ex-students from SPM batch 2009. The boys had been here many times but as for the girls, it was their first Eid visit. Four are already working and the other two are yet to finish their post-graduate studies.


The last group of students to arrive later in the evening were people from SPM batch 2006, one of them from batch 2012 and another one from batch 2016, who happen to be the younger siblings of people from the big group. One of the group members also had his wife and daughter together to join in the crowd. They are here almost every year and the group has grown smaller each year.







someone's getting married - the  handing over of
the invitation card ceremony :)



Today I received my very first Eid money packet [Chinese: "ang pau"]from one of my ex-students. I think I have reached the age when I am already eligible for this but I am not complaining. To the kindhearted person, you should know who you are, thanks a lot and only Allah may repay your kind thought and generosity.

Monday, June 26, 2017

THE 2ND DAY OF EID 1438H


26th JUNE 2017 ~ Friends started arriving on the second day of Eid for the annual house visits. The first one knocking on my door in the morning were Puan Farah Sabina Safiai and her family members who residing in Seremban. A friend of UPM TESL class of 1993, she is a regular visitor as her in-law's house is just a stone's throw away from my place.


The next group of regular people I see during Eid were the family members of Puan Hayati Ismail, another friend of UPM TESL class of 1993. I have been seeing the kids grow up year after year. 




The next unexpected guests were Mr. Aslan Muzafar, his wife and daughter. An ex-student of SMK Taman Universiti from SPM batch 2003, he came visiting for the very first time. The last time we saw each other should be like 14 years ago.






Another unexpected guests were Puan Rozainah Abdul Latif and family, also from my UPM TESL class of 1993. She is currently staying in Melaka but the in-law's place is just at the neighbouring "kampung" (a village-like residential area).


This is just the beginning. I am hoping to meet more people later, some once in a year kind of gathering. 27 more days to go...

Sunday, June 25, 2017

EID 1438 IS FINALLY HERE


One of the things people do is to create their own e-greeting cards to be posted on social media such as Facebook. And I managed to find the five pieces of "work of art" as early as 2013.

2013


2014


2015


2016


2017

Happy celebrating Eid, everybody.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

THE TRADITION OF GIFTS GIVING CONTINUES FOR EID


I was called by friends to drop by at SMK Taman Universiti after school as they had to pass to me some Eid cookies/goodies as well as Eid presents.








From the bottom of my heart, I am truly touched. Thanks everyone for the kind thoughts and generosity. Only God could repay your good deeds.



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SPOT THE ERROR 101


Thanks to Mr. Fahmi Khan for the resource, all the way from Kedah (right?). 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

WHEN EID IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER [PART 2]


4 more days before Eid arrives this year. 2 more days before the school breaks for a 1-week holiday.

Time is running out. I could only continue doing the household chores after the Tarawikh prayers, which would be after 10.00 p.m. Sometimes I feel like I am doing an extreme makeover to the house and this happens annually.

Oh God, please make me stronger. :) 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

WHEN EID IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER


Eid is just around the corner and the madness has already begun.

This will be the time I will be more anxious, rather than excited, to welcome Eid. With a series of meetings and Iftar (breaking fast) in school, there is no way I can go back home early and spend more time to do the necessary preparation. I will have to think of small things that could be done in one day.








The cleaning was done today but that was just the beginning.

God please give me strength.

Friday, June 16, 2017

MY COLLECTIBLES - TEACHER'S DAY PRESENTS [PART 2]


Just another catalogue of my Teacher's Day presents that I still keep up until today.























I always believe that it is the thought that counts.