The first semester holiday is officially comes to an end today, Sunday 21st March 2010. It has been therapeutic yet I am now yearning for the holidays to be prolonged (Hahaha, I bet all the office bugs would be disgusted hearing this, eh?). It is a nice breakaway from the daily schedule and pamper myself with friends, relatives and loved ones.
Ayah and Mak came down to Central Region for a cousin’s wedding and then they stayed for a week at Kakak’s house to nurse Rifqi back to health. Since my school holiday was merely a week away, they stayed for another week at my residence so that I can go back to Kedah with them. On Saturday, we pushed off to Lumut to visit my cousin, Kak Yati and her family. Like their usual welcoming air, Abg Jie and Kak Yati attended us graciously in their mansion. I like their family because they are friendly lot. The children are good-mannered too- and that explains how they were nurtured. You know what they say – “it all comes down to the parents. If yours are brats, well…. you have to ponder back how you nurture them, don’t you?” And Alhamdulillah to my parents because Abg Jie wants to include them again in his entourage to perform Umrah! Their ‘rezeki’ I would say to have golden opportunity sponsored to visit the Holy Land.
Since Abg Jie was an ex-navy, he loves to go fishing. He brought Ayah and Aiman to fish and they managed to get a few fishes (I am not interested in fishing. Pity, aite?). He also treated us with lavish seafood restaurant and we were so full eating sumptuous delicacies – fried squids, crabs-with-soya sauce (‘ketam masak kicap’), ‘kangkung masak belacan’, ‘ais kacang’, fried quails (‘burung puyuh’) and fruit-flavored beverages! It was nice (,”).
On Monday, we pushed off to Jitra on convoy with Abg Jie, Kak Yati, Aiman and Aifni because they also were going back to Alor Star to visit Mak Caq. On the way, we stopped at Trong, Perak to visit a ‘warm spring’ local spa. The natural warm spring is used for foot reflexology and for any skin-disease alternative treatment. I have to say the first dip into the spring WAS IMMENSELY HOT! But once you get used of the warmness, it was an ultimate relaxation. Thanks Abg Jie and Kak Yati! Next, we stopped at Seberang Jaya Hospital to visit Kak Nazirah who was scheduled to undergo an operation on stomach tumor (if I am not mistaken). As jovial as she always been, she didn’t show the slightest distraught over that and treated us in her jovial attitude. May Allah protects her, Insya Allah.
It was nearly 3 months since I left Jitra. It was nice to be back to the provincial town and sighting familiar places around. Initially, planned to have a get-together with Salim, Raymond and Kord at Jitra Mall but proved to no avail since Salim said that his relatives were to come and Raymond was in Sungai Petani. So, went out with Kord to watch “Solomon Kane” which deemed to be a B-rated movie. Not totally a turkey but definitely NOT a Hollywood box-office! That night, went out with Syahrir and Firdaus Sulhi for nite drinks at Jitra’s Nasmir. It was nice to catch up with what your friends were up to. (,”)
Fly from Sultan Abdul Halim’s Airport (Alor Star) to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Saturday. Still have quite a few English and Science exam papers to be marked and to polarize and analyze the performances of each classes. Since Kakak told me on eleventh hour that Saturday was Abg Zam’s birthday, I don’t think I managed to go to Putrajaya. But maybe next week will try to make amend of it. Happy birthday Abg Zam! I miss Rifqi… Anyway, had dinner at Pizza Hut in Carrefour Kepong and I have to say the service there was VERY BAD! I have no intention of disgracing anyone but the service was totally BAD. I might have to forward some complaints later on.
On whole, this holiday is of myriads of colours. It’s good to be back to provincial tranquil Serendah. (,”)