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Monday, 29 December 2008

The Boys day out.

Our son Hakim, hasn’t been back for 2 years. So when he came back last Friday, it was a special occasion for all of us- especially the missus, our own Mamasita.

We traveled all the way from Kuantan that Friday morning to fetch him at the KLIA. We brought our two boys, his younger brothers, Seth and Harris along. Its now the school holidays, and Seth has completed his SPM. He is a student at MRSM Muadzam in Pahang. Harris did his PMR and hopefully he to will go to a boarding school like Seth.

Hakim is a software engineer, majoring in Games technology. He graduated from Liverpool John Moores University two years ago and has been working for a company doing contract work for the BBC in Liverpool.

Mamasita has already written a blog about Hakim’s return to Malaysia. It is her Christmas present this year. I shant tell you what took place at the airport on Friday. Let Mamasita tell you the story.

On Saturday, we took our boys for some shopping at One Utama and went for Japanese food at The Curve. Our family enjoys eating Japanese especially our youngest boy, Harris. As a treat, we put up the boys at Eastin Hotel while Mamasita and I stayed at our eldest’s place in Palm Springs, KL.

Our trip to the curve wouldn’t be complete without spending inordinately long time at Borders. It has been a favourite haunt of mine since it opened. Here are some of the photographs of the children and I. Mamasita chose the photo of I and the boys to ensure it emphasised my prosperous waistline. She on the other hand is surrounded by the men in her life.


sakmongkol and his boys. L-R, Hakim, Harris and Seth.

Mamasita and her boys- L-R: Seth, Hakim and Harris.

26 comments:

Anonymous,  29 December 2008 at 03:03  

Salam datuk and a happy new year to you.

Time spent with family members after their long absence is a cherished moment indeed.

Wishing you and your family happy tidings and a blissful year ahead.

Incidentally, I was at Borders saturday afternoon :)

Thank you

JMD-

Al Nimr 29 December 2008 at 03:31  

What a lovely family Datuk!

may Allah bless and guide you and yours always.

Better watch out, your wife very cun...

Zawi 29 December 2008 at 06:49  

Salam Datuk,
For once I thought they were posing with their sister.
So proud to hear that Hakim is a software engineer. Who would have thought there was such a job during our time? Becoming an engineer was big enough ambition and hoping to work with JKR as the only probable employer.
Happy new year to you and your family.

sakmongkol AK47 29 December 2008 at 07:11  

JMD,
alamak JMD- we were at borders too on saturday and sunday. would love to have met you. maybe next time.

al nimr
thank you for the doa. ye la.. sebab you kata dia cun, senyum2 tak habis.
bro zawi,
selamat maal hijrah to you ad family. of course we would like to travel up to KB and meet up with you n family and other frends. our ancestors are also from Kelantan. i have cousins and relatives which both of us have long lost.

walla 29 December 2008 at 09:37  

So near and yet so far, i knock my head against the wall.

(only those who know where i stay will understand this)

Syabas to Datuk and family!

Lawyer Kampung 29 December 2008 at 10:53  

We were at Borders too that day, me, the missus & the kids..hahaha..but in Queensbay Mall Penang lah Dato'Sak, JMD! Nice pics. My regards to boys & the young lady in the second pic. As being said by Zawi, kakak diaorg ke tu? ;-)

Hansac 29 December 2008 at 10:57  

Datuk.

With that waistline, you're a disgrace to all muaythai fighters out there...

Kuh kuh kuh.

Sir Tong Kol,  29 December 2008 at 10:58  

Tq, for this particular entry. We live for moments like this, those little pleasures earned by celebrating every new day. Tahniah, sodara Sak.

Apocryphalist 29 December 2008 at 11:24  

Dato' Sak,

Part of the things I miss as an only boy in the family is ... having no one to ... err... fight with. Am not sure if thats a boon or a disadvantage. Your boys look well-behaved enough. Don't they bertumbuk at all? Yes I know nowadays you can let off steam by zapping evil galactic drones from Nebula-X with photon phasers but ah ... no lah. One stern ogle from that inexorable mamasita stare will send the boys scurrying faster than they can spell "Well-behaved!"

There's this latest comment from a certain Karl in Germany in 3 previous post. He says,

"So forget this nonsense about "genes" and the bell curve. It has no scientific ground. This "intelligence psychologists" have an agenda which you don't want to support, I hope, and as a German I know them very, very well. Our country and culture was in ruins after we allowed those thoughts and people to gain ground. "

Ahah! I think we both know exactly what Karl is talking about. Correct me if I am wrong, but Ernst Zundel was castrated because he doesn't comply with this agenda, no? Or am I talking the exact opposite here? Anyway, you don't have to reply if that would put you into jeopardy, Karl. I used to be a firm believer in this eugenics stratifications until I realized this "agenda" you were talking about, plus the fact that it doesn't fit in with an all-loving, all-encompassing God.

Apocryphalist

Apocryphalist 29 December 2008 at 12:08  

Oops! I am sorry. Reading again, I realize that Karl's use of the past tense "was" convince me that I am probably talking exactly opposite to what he actually means. Apologies. But errr... that thing about Victors writing history ... probably explains certain things too, no?

:-)

mekyam 29 December 2008 at 12:17  

happy new year to you and yours, tok sak!

so we your readers too got our new year presents, a couple of glimpses of sak's beautiful datin and three of their strapping warriors. :D

thank you!

mekyam 29 December 2008 at 12:28  

oh, forgot to mention that i too was at borders today. :D

i was looking for 09 calendars to gift to friends and families.

mekyam 29 December 2008 at 13:28  

Apocryphalist said... I am probably talking exactly opposite to what [Karl] actually means.

can't blame you for misconstruing. they are both two sides of the same egotistical evil coin... those "sieg-heilers" - the ones in recent german history whom karl probably meant and the ones who since then have guilt-tripped and neutered the present day germans into silencing their own, zundel, for daring to ask for a rational recount of the big holohoax numbers.

in truth, opposite a pointing index are almost always three fingers pointing backwards. the holohoaxers have honed playing the victim to an artform, hiding the fact that they are unholy elitists who have always considered themselves as superior to the rest of mankind. calling themselves chosen, they seem to regard everyone else as fair game to their bloody schemings in order to gratify their unquenchable greed for overt wealth and covert power.

p.s. on this awal muharram, may God have mercy on those they continue to savage.

Anonymous,  29 December 2008 at 13:59  

What a nice looking family. I love family stories. Count yourself blessed, dato.

Selamat Tahun Baru. Moga moga kita semua diberkati

Constant reader,
Rubiah J

Piggy Singh 29 December 2008 at 14:37  

Salam Dato' Sak,

The post did answer to my curiosity, who do Tok Sak and Mamasita look like.

Datin especially must be joyfully happy seeing Kim after two years, and so is everybody.

Salam Maal Hijrah and Wassalam.

zorro 29 December 2008 at 14:51  

Datuk, having the family together to bring in 2009 augurs well for you and yours. I was to be in Bahamas to be with my daughter and her three boys, but as they always say: Man proposes God disposes. But I suppose HE knows best.

The best 2009 to you, mamasita and the boys (who is the eldest at Palm Springs?).Just my old inquisitive self.

sakmongkol AK47 29 December 2008 at 15:02  

zawi- bro, bila you cakap you thought dalam gambar tu kakak budak2 tu- wah apa lagi mamasita. nakk gi exercise lagi petang ni.

lawyer kg.
bila you kata mamasita kakak- wohoo..seharian dia timing dengan saya.

ah mek yam. you are back in malaysia. i thought you wanted us to belanja the food you missed? we shall be in KL again next week. if you are around, you can contact mamasita at 0199084256.

apocryphalist- mamasita and i were reminiscing yesterday, when our boys were younger, the older ones would always tak melawan bila si adik debuk yang tua. dont know why- maybe because like you said- a stern ogle fromm mamasita. in my own family, we used to fight with each other..haha.

hansac- yelah- sekarang i am reduced to a mere spectator watching muay thai. haha.

piggy singh- thank you for your wishes. we wish you well too.

mr bernard aka zorro. our eldest is a girl. she stays at the palm springs condo in palm springs, kota damansara. hakim is our second, but the eldest boy in the family.

Anonymous,  29 December 2008 at 15:22  

One of the greatest mysteries in life;

How come all the fat, sloppy & ugliest looking guys always ended up with the most gorgeous looking radiant spouses? And to thrown in (what 7?) smart looking kids. Well Dato, u can thank your lucky star, old chap! You’ll never walk alone, but I with the other mob, the Toffees.

It’s always Heart warming to see happy family snapshots.

Cheers,
Unker Tommy

P.S – Al Nimr; it that Arabic for ‘The Nymph’. Pardon my ignorance.

mekyam 29 December 2008 at 16:03  

tok sak,

my apologies! i was indulging in a bit of leg-pull. i was at the borders in my neck of the woods, not the one in kl.

no way i'd not let yr lovely tin knows via email if i were to be back in town. number now safely stored in my sim. i'm so touched by the kind gesture. thanks, tok sak!

Al Nimr 29 December 2008 at 16:16  

Unker Yew,

Al-Nimr stands for "The Claws"...watch out ah.

Apocryphalist 29 December 2008 at 16:51  

Fat and sloppy Unker Yew? Hope you are not meaning Dato' Sak. Shoulda seen him when he was a Teruna. I bet lots of girls then drooled over him, and potong jari I if mamasita wasn't one of them, except that she was the better of those droolers. Just that our ibu mithali here maintain her statistics throughout the years while our illustrious dato' couldn't help but have to manifest their ... prosperity ... via being very healthy.

Did somebody mention P. Ramlee?

Apo

noor,  29 December 2008 at 20:34  

Datuk,

What a lovely family photos. Really, your Datin looks like a kakak to the boys. You two must be very proud of your kids. The happiest moment is the time spent with loved ones.

Selamat Menyambut Maal Hijrah 1430H to you, Datin and family. Semoga hidup kita semua diberkati Allah SWT.

Noor

sakmongkol AK47 29 December 2008 at 23:23  

dear visitors.
mamasita and i are glad we can share our happiness and joy with you, our guests in this blog. we are sure, as parents we all try our best to mould our family hoping they will be able to confront the world on their own. we are also sure that as parents yourselves, you are all looking out for the best for your children and that each family does it with the best of intention and ability. may god bless all of us.

mamasita 30 December 2008 at 01:38  

To JMD, Al Nimr,Zawi,Walla,L.K., Hansac,Sir Tong Kol,Apocryphalist,
mekyam,Rubiah J,Piggy Singh,Zorro,
Unker Tommy and Noor,

What can I say ye?
Thank you so very much for all the wonderful and very encouraging compliments bestowed on me today.
Never have I been showered with so many lovely compliments before.
Honestly,the cun,beautiful,gorgeous,maintaining the statitics and 'kakak' parts has made my New Year resolution of exercising regularly
all the more stronger..thank you so.

Thank you for sharing the joy of spending family time with us.
Its so very true and never without a doubt that our respective families are the most important aspect of our lives and we always want to cherish that priceless 'family-time'
whenever possible.

Thank you so much for your ever refreshing jokes,friendly banters,lovely kind comments and very sweet New Year wishes.

We wish all of you and your families a Very Happy New Year with lots of continuous good health,
happiness,success,wealth and the unstoppable quests to become very wonderful humanbeings till the end.

Thank you so much for joining us today.

And last but not least, to all our blog readers today,we thank you all for catching up and sharing our latest update.
Selamat Maal Hijrah and Happy New Year to you all too!

A Tabib 30 December 2008 at 06:36  

Happy New Years AK,

Spent some time with Mamasita the other day discussing her christmas present.

You have a very lovely and happy family.

Keep well and Allah Bless.

Anonymous,  1 January 2009 at 19:02  

He, he, we went to MPH OU, then shoot to Borders on sat. I like sushi much, but hubby so so aje. Kalau nak makan sushi syiok, kena pergi dengan adik-beradik, sebab mereka semua suka.
Selamat Menyambut Maal Hijrah.
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