At last; the anticipating day of all – the very last day before the Aidilfitri holidays cum the Mid-Term for Second Semester holidays! Throughout this week, I have conducted lay-back activities for the kids I teach (4 Active, 4 Brilliant, 4 Creative & my very own 5 Dynamic) – which were Raya songs-and-dramas performances. Overall, the mission was a success and most of the pupils were able to pull off their performances in very creative manner; in terms of dancing choreography, arrangement of drama scripts and most of all the exhibition of cooperation with their respective team members. Well done, kids! And as my own annual ritual, I give “duit raya” /angpaw to the kids ranging for approximately 160 pupils. With that amount, I can only afford a RM1 for each; which equal to RM160. Well, thoughts that count, aite? (,”)
Kids from 4 Active. I thought that the cardboard greeting was creative and beautiful. And pupils re-enacting dramatization of Aidilfitri Prayer! Hahaa!
4 Brilliant. Depicting atmosphere during Aidilfitri with “lemang” and all.
4 Creative with the most creative ever : hand-made props and beautiful dresses and clothes! Depicting a Penyimpan Besar Mohor Raja-Raja…who suddenly burst into song?! LOL!
“Shadow Fight” from my class, 5 Dynamic. A dramatization of an orphan mourning the death of his father; coupled with the sad Aidilfitri song “Bila Tiba Hari Raya” ! Creative. I like that kind of thinking. That is what I am trying to nurture and instill amongst my pupils. Well done, kids!
Anyway, after 2 weeks of hiatus – finally able to have another iftar with the other half. Taking the opportunity of the last iftar together, we savoured the ordinary dishes at CRK Seafood near Balakong. It is actually a restaurant I always frequent. I have been an avid visitor since it was in stall “warong” style and now it is expanded into restaurant style. Well, the dishes we ordered were more or less the same like anywhere we go, no? Hhahahaa! Usually, we just ordered the simple “rice-y” meals per se but since it was iftar; we decided to lavish on “siakap” dishes and squids-and-“tom yam” varieties. Delicious (or perhaps we were too hungry?!) and the pricing was also delicious; tantamount to RM70++. Still, we ain’t complaint much because squids these days can be very expensive – all we knew; we were fulled! Alhamdulillah!
CRK Seafood, situated near NSK Balakong.
“Siakap 3 Rasa” – 3 Tastes Siakap? I don’t know how you phrase that in English! Or.. sweet sour Siakap? LMAO!
Squids cooked with turmeric. Another favourite.
Dates. Eating dates during Iftar is a “Sunnah” encouraged by Prophet Muhammad SAW.
“Mixed Tom Yam”. Getting in touch with my Siamese heritage? Hahhaa!
Fresh orange to cure the cold/flu!
We also took opportunity to watch “R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department” starring the new A-lister leading man, Ryan Reynolds and also the flamboyant and versatile Jeff Bridges with his Midwestern slang. As much as the gist of the story is quite captivating which is about the dead “policemen” catching the evil dead souls called The Deados, the film was more or less like slapstick jokes!!!!!!! Too much dialogues and for people who prefer actions, they got bored (like my company!) with that. Furthermore, the arrangement of the sequences were jumbled up in topsy-turvy manner. Honestly…….. 2.5 stars outta 5 star! Too bad Ryan Reynolds was not fully exploited in the film.
Apparently, having Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and ex-Victoria Secret’s Angel, Marisa Miller couldn’t help the film from becoming a turkey. A BOMB.
On whole, I had a fruitful and wonderful night-out; like usual. My life is just an ordinary life – but for me, a beautiful ordinary. Alhamdulillah.
Savouring the food. I am such a food junkie these days. Perhaps because I am enjoying life and food and my life is stable now as in emotionally & spiritually? (,”)