CNY Weekend…


2006 has so far been a tragic year for me and my family. It’s only 32 days into the new year and we have so far gone through the loss of two very dear grand-aunts, the latest being yesterday. And my wife couldn’t helped but noticed that when we visited the dearly departed grand-aunts when they were on their deathbeds, they passed on a few hours after we left. I know it’s just coincidental but it’s kinda scary to think we might be jinxed!!! I just hope that there’ll be no more tragic losses this year. Two is already enough to make the heart bleed with sadness and love for the ones who’ve left us forever. Only the sweet memories of what we went through with them in their lifetime would remain and be firmly etched in our memories… With that I hope that you guys would say a little prayer for my dear departed grand-aunts Hajah Bibi Binte Nadar Shah and Hajah Sarah Binte Saat…

I’m sure all of you had had a great long weekend. The 4 days of rest should have been spent together with family and loved ones, I presume??? Likewise, my family and I spent the long holiday camping at the beach. It is an annual affair for my paternal family side. My dad and his family of 17 siblings, are great suckers for camping affairs at the beach, over the Chinese New Year period every year. This year was no different and took an even more important precedent when it was organised to thank our family members who had helped a lot at my wedding.

We set off to the campsite at Pasir Ris Park, near Carpark A and Costa Sands Resort, on Saturday morning. Two of my uncles were already there, having pitched their tents the night before. We wasted no time in setting up two more, one belonging to my family and the other acting as a dining area for guests. My paternal family is very much into these camping events and they take great pains to make it an enjoyable affair everytime. Even the tents were bought from as far away as Australia. You can see the difference in size and shape as compared to most tents that were pitched along the beach.


The slew of people at the beach. Our Malay community make up the majority…

Our territory…

My uncles busy playing “Scrabble“, not the usual uncles who sit around playing cards and checkers…

As you can see from the photographs I took with my Nokia N70, the six and four-sided gazebos were erected to form our kitchen and dining areas. We brought along a generator so we had electricity all day long. My paternal family always go complete with the generator, television, freezer and stove. It’s like creating another home. It’s fun as this is the time for us to catch up with one another and meet up rather than wait for Hari Raya, a wedding function, a housewarming affair, a funeral etc. That side of the family is too big anyway so meeting everyone on that kind of occasion is always one to look forward to.

But I gotta admit, my mum, my sisters and I hate this camping thingy for the sole reason we tire ourselves at the start when we have to carry the things and set them up and at the end, when we have to pack up and carry them home. Cos the aim of this is to rest and relax. Tiring ourselves at the start and the end defeats the purpose. Anyway, I did something I’ve not done since I was in secondary school – Flying a kite!!! Just look at the kite. It goes well with “Da’ KRUsader” isn’t it??? Hahahah… I just had to buy it from the nearby kiosk, it was the last piece anyway and what better way to buy, especially if it’s something close to the heart???


My aunties preparing for the feasting at night…


Roti kirai“… Something me and the wife love…


Pails of water to wash the dishes and our hands…


The feasting begins…

Aida couldn’t wait to feast on the “Roti Kirai“…

Food… Glorious food…

Da KRUsader” flies high…

Aida and I also managed to answer the invitation of bro “Maun Twister” in celebration of the birthday of his wife, sis Era, on Saturday night. Ok for the uninitiated, bro “Twister” is one of the RIA listeners, hence the nick. I should say he and his group, they call themselves “Happy Family“, were the smarter and logical ones to leave THAT group. I leave it as that for you guys to wonder who I’m referring to. The guests literally tore the house down, especially the kids. And the birthday girl herself got “sabotaged” twice by having flour and eggs thrown at her. Aida and I were merely spectators to the spectacle before us.


The birthday girl opening her presents…


Getting “sabotaged” by the rest…


Too shy to pose…

Ok that’s all for now… I really have no mood to type further after this latest bereavement to the family. Just dropped in to update the latest happenings in my life. Have a great week ahead…



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6 replies

  1. Look @ The gazebos!! Best la bro, but haf to agree with u, the aftermath will be such a hassle.

    But above all, it’s a good family bonding time!

    and my condolences.

  2. Suka tengok u punya tent/canopy menarik..

    AL-FATIHAH Buat Arwah Hjh Bibi Binte Nadar Shah and Hjh Sarah Binte Saat

    Semoga Allah Mencucuri Rahmat Ke Atas Rohnya.

    Amin…. Ya Rabbal Alamin….

  3. salam takziah dari jaja sekeluarga

    btw bro , my n family pon kat beach last weekend cuma kita the other side…kalau la i tau , bole i serbu roti kirai tu …looks yummy sey

    weekends here again =)

  4. tu pasal, lah…macam nak sepak² gitu :p

  5. Al-Fateha to ur 2 beloved grand-aunts.

    and those pictures happening giler kat beach. mcm dapor sendirik! Ur dad and my mom have something in common… a big family!

  6. so tt was ur tent…
    do u by any chance know that we were there as well? on thta same day the whole day. as well as my sis…the whole family…
    i was really impressed by ur camp…siap dgn dapur zemua lagi..urs was by the main road kan?

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