Writing blog for me isn’t something out of a force or to please anyone. It’s solely about myself. What I feel on that particular moment and what I want to say; perhaps not audibly enough through vocal; mere words are already serving as salvation valves. This is my territory. My space. My platform.
I am already back in Jitra. It’s already the 28th of Ramadhan. Amidst the spirit of Hari Raya, I feel kinda sad that the Ramadhan is approaching to its end. I just hope I’ll be given chances to ‘meet’ Ramadhan again in the upcoming years, Insya Allah. Came back to Jitra via car-pooling with Kord who came all the way from Maran, Pahang to Serendah, Hulu Selangor. Since he was on his way back to Changlun, I car-pooled with him. Alhamdulillah, the traffic was smooth-flowing without congested cars (NOT YET!).
Taken from Wikipedia. This is not my throat. Somehow people always thought I have a good-pixel camera that is able to capture my body parts (throat and body : referring to Chicken Pox blues)
Alhamdulillah; the throat is getting better although the red inflammation is still evident. I was officially declared as a patient of Tonsillitis when I went to re-checked myself into the Poliklinik Serendah and was given a thorough advice by the Doctor! It’s all about re-vamping my diet and strengthening my antibodies. Drink a lot of fluids. And for the time being; just in time to heal the throat within the one last week of Ramadhan, I was advised NOT TO EAT seasonal fruits (durian, rambutan, etc), hot and spicy foods (I am a Northern! This is insane!), or sourish-acidic “assam” (No Laksa! Sheesh). With another dose of lozenges, antibiotics and ANTIVIRUS (Zirax), the medicinal regime is taking place. Certainly no fun.
Last year I didn’t have my Baju Raya. So, this year I decided to lavish myself. Just pampering myself a little bit. Went out to Pekan Jitra today and with all the crowded people thronging the stalls (people are pouring into Jitra for ‘Balik Kampung’), I managed to buy 2 sets of Baju Melayu Cekak Musang (the last 2 and 3 years were lavished with Baju Melayu Johor); Purple and Turquoise color. In addition to that, I also bought a Baju Melayu ala Mini Jubah (mini robe) which is suitable to be wore at school on Friday. Now I don’t have to wear full suit of Baju Melayu on Friday! I hate wearing samping! I also plan to buy some beautiful/ serene-looking Robes (Jubah) I saw at Yawata tomorrow! Well….it’s not like I always pamper myself with wardrobes, right? (,”)
I also had an iftar tete-a-tete with Suhaizul at San Thai, a siamese restaurant opposite Taman Siswa just now. It was very nice of him to hurry back from Kulim site visit and from Alor Star pushing off to Jitra to have iftar with me; and addition to that treating me with the lavish ‘Ikan Siakap Masak Masam Manis’ (Sweet Sour), and Tom Yam delicacies! The ‘Sotong Goreng Tepung’ however wasn’t nice. The restaurant purposely CUT THE SQUIDS SO THIN that it feels like we were eating the flour instead of the squids! The squids were cut HAIR-THIN. Imagine that!!! Totally blacklisted. Bagan Lalang is still by far, HAS THE BEST ‘Sotong Goreng Tepung.’
Alhamdulillah. So far, I’ve been really make the most of this time to make up to my loss throughout Ramadhan. I’ve been performing Terawikh Prayers and is trying to resume back to Al-Quran recital which was in a hiatus due to my poor health lately.
Anyway, for the past 20 years, this melody from a Japanese version of animated feature “Swan Lake” has kept been playing in my head. It’s like a subconscious lullaby. I remember that I watch the animated feature when I was hardly 7 or 8 years old. And now almost 20 years later, the melody is still reminiscing inside my head and I managed to find it via You-Tube! That’s what I like about You-tube. It’s a haven of bridges to the land before time! This animated feature was the rare masterpiece that was honestly devoted to the ones produced by Peter Tchaikovsky.
I don’t know why but the chorus part of the theme song melody is somehow etched and embedded in my head. Now that I have found the score, it is actually a score composed by Masashi Wakamatsu as the theme song to accessorize the original Tchaikovsky’s scores. It is called ” Ai No Mizuumi.” Oh…. to be able to hear the melody is like threading back to the childhood days. Miracle! Sometimes, I just wished I could go back to the olden days when I was a kid. Nothing to worry about except to be happy and carefree. Hmmm…. those good old days.