Alhamdulillah! The Umrah entourage sponsored by Abang Jie has already touched the land of Malaysia after 2 weeks journey spent in the Holy Land of Makkah. Ayah & Mak are safe and sound and in the greatest pink of health, so far. They arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Friday afternoon and were welcomed by us via two cars; of course my parents’s VIOS and my own Dazzling Red MyVi a.k.a Dagny!
Since we don’t really ever give them a treat as Ayah has this weird philosophy of tending not to like to “burden-the-children-with-shenanigan-and-so-hindering-plans-to-lavish-them-with-treats”, Kakak and I decided to let them have a taste of Bagan Lalang’s famous seafood on Saturday night. Besides, Abang Zam’s birthday is scheduled to be on the Sunday; so might as well just make it like a familial affair and a birthday treat as well! As usual initially, Ayah was giving his all-of-the-world excuses to make the plan seemed impossible but somehow we managed to coax him up; and off we went to Bagan Lalang at Sepang Gold Coast!
For both my parents who never visit Sepang Gold Coast; the journey seemed like taking forever! Well, yes; admittedly the journey is not that near but I guess the reward is worthwhile to be savored later on. Mak was so bewildered that we passed through the Sepang town (at this juncture, she knew that the place she was about to go is actually not that near!) and then Sungai Pelek and then of course, Sepang Gold Coast! As usual, we went to the Restaurant Bayu Malam and ordered our usual favourites : deep-fried calamari, soya sauce-cooked cockles and mini oysters, chili-cooked prawns, roasted fishes, “Pepahat” ( I don’t know what it is called in English!), “Otak-Otak” and many more! And the verdict, my parents were so full and immensely enjoyed the experience. Mission accomplished!
Arrived home around 12.00 midnight and I’ve the experience of witnessing the phenomenon of Supermoon; where the moon (Super Perigee) was said to make its closest approach to the Earth in the period of 18 years. Hence, it is said that the Supermoon exhibits the BIGGEST full moon ever in years! Tried to capture it via my merely 8 Pixels CoolPix Nikon- obviously not that clear but yes, visible! An astronomical experience I cherished. I even had Mak to sky-gazing with me at the outside part of Kakak’s house- well, Mak always showed interest in what I’ve to say and keen to see the ‘within-18 years-experience’ phenomenon. Always a dearie one, she is (,”).
Taking with my own lense. From the compound of Putrajaya.
The moon behind the murky morning clouds at 6. A.M.
On whole, it was a great Saturday. Actually, I couldn’t sleep tonight and it’s already 5.04 A.M. in the morning (Sunday). Well, perhaps it’s because of the caffeine confined in the Nescafe I drank at Bagan Lalang or perhaps the chill of thinking about works awaiting me as soon as the school is reopens (coaching and organizing the flow of Choral Speaking!); and yeah, to kill the ‘awaken time’, I’ve marked all the exam papers for my 4 Brilliant, 4 Flexible & 5 Gallant. Only the absence of calculator hindering the full-marking. Above all, Alhamdulillah for all the wonderful time and blesses. Alhamdulillah, that’s all I can say. (,”)