Sunday, January 20, 2008

One for the Camera

Finally a complete picture of ALL the kids together. This was taken in November. The photographer almost gave up during the shoot and as he was about to leave he said ,"Never work with animals and children".

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Salam Maal Hijrah

I meant to do this much much earlier, in fact on the day itself, but as usual never got around to doing so. But 7 days late (give and take) is still okay, I think. Anyway, this entry is dedicated to all the relatives and friends, here and abroad, whom I've not seen nor heard from for whatever reason etc etc.

May this new year brings happiness and joy. And may we all be under Allah's protection and guidance always.

To the Manchurians - Ash n Dee n baby Syakir n Mak Tam n Pak Tam n Syahadah... Salam Maal Hijrah from everyone at home.

Love, Bluewonder

One for the camera

Caught sleeping on the job!

Am I seeing double???

Freestyle pose..pleaseeee this boy ever awake?

Doa selamat at Wan and Atuk's house

Girls shouting out "SYAHADAHHHHHH!"

Boys in Jubah garb

Our little Iranian import

Spiderman.. ready to go

Monday, January 14, 2008

History revisited

A recent trip to Kota Malawati in Kuala Selangor resulted in a rather extensive history lesson by hubby. He, who I can only describe as a history-anthropology freak @geek has always been able to rattle off names, dates, places and events in the past as easily as I can concoct telur goreng!

I dunno how he manages to remember all the details. Perhaps he learned them for the right reasons..i.e for the knowledge itself...unlike yours truly who memorised history just to pass SPM. Hence, as soon as exam was over... all history facts were dutifully erased from memory :(

Today, Bukit Malawati offers a panoramic view of the Selangor coast and the Klang Valley. Besides Fort Malawati, there are several other fascinating historical attractions such as the Royal Mausoleum and the fabled execution block. My kids in particular were most interested in the ancient fort and cannons which were found there. Their first hand experience being at the fort surrounded with cannons brought squeals of delight as they imagined to be Captain Jack Sparrow on his many pirate escapades!

steps leading up to the fort

cannons galore

little did we know then that Safia was sitting pretty on what might
have been chopping blocks used for executions

As we circumnavigate the Malawati Hill we marvelled at the beautiful white-washed lighthouse also known as the Altingsburg Lighthouse. Named after the Dutch Governor General of that time, who was Governor General Alting. Since baby Luqman was in my lap, I forced hubby to run out of the car and take a pic of it. And I wasn't disappointed. The view of the lighthouse in the late afternnoon, framed by branches from a nearby tree was by far the best picture of the day!

Kudos to the amateur photographer!

Hannan's Pahang Adventure