Hari Raya 2017

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.

Crocodocious

Sometimes you don’t realize what you have in your own backyard.  I realized I have crocodiles.  Jong’s Crocodile Farm is only a short drive out of town but in 12 years I had never been.  Time for a field trip!  The Crocodile Farm is a bit like a petting zoo in concept, less grand than… More Crocodocious

Third Coffee

Coffee beans spread upon a tray Jasmine blooms on the ledge do rest I’ve been dreaming till break of day My sweetheart sleeping upon my chest “Buah kopi di atas loyang Kembang melati letak di bangku Saya bermimpi hampirkan siang Jantung hati tidur di pangku” Island South-east Asia produces a lot of coffee.  The word Java, now… More Third Coffee

KakAndak starts school

My fifth child started school this year. She’s going to a different school from her siblings. It is a Ma’had Tahfiz, a school focusing on Quran study, that only started primary school last year. Now they have first and second graders enrolled. They memorize Quran in the morning, and have a normal school day in… More KakAndak starts school