Prior to my anticipating Aussie trip this coming 16th September to 21st September, my personal and professional calendars are quite hectic with red-letter events! This year, I’ve been selected as one of the prefects of I-can’t-say-much-due-to-clauses-stipulated-in-Akujanji. I guess it will be an exciting thing to experience new thing; but I am quite disturbed that I was actually selected as the “accompanying prefect” – which means I have to wake up really early! Nonetheless, it will definitely something that adds to the colour of my professional life; and GOOD LUCK to all pupils who will be sitting for the UPSR exam in this 13th-15 September 2011!
Anyway on Saturday 10th September, the school organized a Latihan Dalam Perkhidmatan (LADAP) which was a lengthy meeting to discuss about the betterment of the school’s staffs and management; and later we were lavished with Briyani & Satay – rumor has it that the dishes were prepared to assuage the tension amongst teachers as the course was held in the midst Hari Raya. Nonetheless, the degree of truth is still unverified. But for me, it was a nice thing to be together with my colleagues. Nice thing to do.
Courtesy of Google Image.
I am a spontaneous person. I do things according to the instinct and what the heart tells. A spur-of-the-moment idea flickered – I wanted to experience the seafood at the famous Umbai, Melaka! So, make a pack and off went to Umbai, Melaka to experience the famous place. All I can say, the food was not a disappointment; in fact I was quite satisfied – BUT, the price charged WAS EXPENSIVE in comparison to Bagan Lalang!
The food in Umbai was not THAT spectacular but they still filled up the tummies nicely – same like in Bagan Lalang; only that Bagan Lalang’s are more affordable. So, I guess Bagan Lalang is still No.1 spot in my seafood diary! However, the Umbai’s fried-with-flour calamari, roasted ray, chilli-cooked prawns and steamed cockles were are finger-licking GOOD! And with strategic restaurant placed at a pier with mangroves planted at the nearby shore, the feeling of “seafood” was eminent! I just LOVE Melaka!
Tonight is actually 11th September – it has already been 10 years since the infamous September 11th Attack to The World Trade Center in New York. It was now a known fact that the culprits behind the attack were the members of militant Al-Qaeda. Since then, the term “terrorists” were so famously used and Islamophobia grew rapidly amongst the Non-Moslems; especially in America. It was indeed a sad thing to have all those innocent lives claimed by the terrorists; but the world is so ever blind that Palestinians are being killed everyday. Concerts, prayers and tribute speeches were given to commemorate the victims of 9/11 (which they deserved by the way; don’t get me wrong!) BUT for the Palestinians innocent souls, they are being terrorized everyday and yet the lives don’t even get any recognition! It’s sad to see this injustice; but that’s how the world works…..
I remembered when the attack happened 10 years ago in 2001; I was in Form 5 at that time, I had discussion with Zhafry about it via the house telephone (handphones were not THAT abundant at that time just yet; only a year after!). Whatever it was, it was a nightmare for the humanities as well as for the Moslem communities. Let us all pray for the innocent lives….. Amin!
September 11th Attack – As It Happened.