After several years of balik kampung, we’re celebrating Hari Raya in Kuching. Opah spent Ramadan with us. Hopefully it will be our last Raya before the house is torn down and rebuilt. Same building, exciting new structural integrity. Amin ya rabb.
The biggest annual national spelling tournament in Malaysia is Spell-It-Right. Starting early in the year, several of my daughters had participated in rounds starting within the school itself and moving to wider competitions from there. Inattentive father that I am, I didn’t realize this was the big day, the State Finals, when I dropped Kak Yang […]
Selamat Hari Raya Eidilfitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin from all of us to all of you.
Sleepy brown toad sits on a log A loud lorry passes, making it start Even though we are far from your eyes Know that you are close to our heart. *** Selamat Hari Raya, Eid Mubarak, Maaf Zahir dan Batin.
I got the best birthday present ever yesterday: my wife delivered a healthy baby boy on the 9th of November, my birthday and my uncle’s birthday. His name is redacted, born 1.30pm, 3.9kg (that’s a little more than 8 and a half pounds for you non-metric people). We opted for elective C-sec since the baby […]
Eid Mubarak and Selamat Hari Raya one and all. It was a very busy, very difficult Ramadan for me. I worked three weeks straight without a day off until the Friday before Eid, barely stepping into my neighborhood musallah all month. I lost around five pounds, putting me to my thinnest since I got married, […]
As both of my regular readers are well aware, the major focus of this blog is whatever adorable thing my children happen to be up to at the moment. Nonetheless, I do try to intersperse that with other topics to keep things fresh, and so with that in mind I’d like to share with you […]
I was blessed with the birth of my sixth child this past Thursday the 12th of July. She is a girl, my fifth; she gets the family title KakCik, sixth-born daughter. She was born safe and sound after less than an hour of labour. She and her mother are home and well. SR is enjoying […]