Looking at the date today and the date I last posted an entry in my blog, I’m two days short of exacting two months away from the blogging world. Yes, I’ve been away far too long and the cobwebs have since started to appear. Maybe I have nothing interesting to note. Maybe I’ve held back on expressing my thoughts and views. Perhaps and at times, I do feel like announcing my retirement from blogging. I don’t think anyone would miss me if I were to do that as I know there will always be replacements, even if they are not like-for-like out there.
For those of you who have been following my blog for years, you would know that I normally take a month-long break from blogging during Ramadhan. This is my way to minimise whatever wrong / hurtful words I might say when I pour forth my thoughts. Anyway, it is also my way of showing respect for the month by minimising all worldly affairs and yes, that includes the entertainment industry which I always have a vested interest in.
Maybe this time, I took a longer break than expected. But that’s because I have nothing interesting to say or upload. If I were to describe to you how I celebrated Hari Raya this year, to me, I’ll just be jumping on the bandwagon that most bloggers who celebrate the festival would do. Speaking of which, I must say, I only celebrated the festival for a good three days and that’s it. I guess it is safe to say Hari Raya for me as a family this year has been the worst. Not only did we not have the time to visit family and friends due to the wife having to work on weekends and coming home till late midnight on a normal weekday, my daughters have also fallen ill. Add to the fact that my most favourite uncle, none other than our national footballing legend Dollah Kassim, is in hospital, I just hope people out there would understand and forgive us if we are unable to attend whatever functions or open house events you have invited us for. Not to mention visiting the homes of my first-level relatives. Hari Raya for us this year has been an absolute bummer.
Us having dinner at Newton Food Centre on 30 September 2009…
Speaking of Uncle Dollah, I don’t think I need to describe what happened and what is wrong with him as the national daily prints out there have done us the yeoman service the past week updating on his condition. It is absolutely surreal to see him in such a state having only met and having dinner with him only four days before he was struck down with the cardiac attack. Our family cannot thank everyone enough for their support, visits and words of encouragement in difficult times like these. We are forever indebted by all your prayers for him as he fights his way back to consciousness and health. Also to those who made the time and effort to visit him in hospital.
My deepest regrets also go out to our Anugerah 2009 champion Sarah Aqilah who is also in the same boat as us, awaiting for signs of improvement on her younger sister Oshin, who is in the next ward to Uncle Dollah‘s. I sincerely hope we would all have happy endings to share with one another very soon…