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I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

Sunday, 28 August 2011

I shed tears...

"Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely..."

It’s nearing the end of Ramadhan. I thank Allah for His help with the month-long act of patience and self-control.

This morning, I searched high and low for the rendang cili api recipe. While peeling the onions for the rendang, I shed tears to no end. But they may as well be tears of happiness and sadness. I am happy to still be alive and blessed to witness and complete yet another Ramadhan and to celebrate the coming of Syawal. But I am also feeling sad, for this Eid would not be as joyous as previous years. This year we would not be able to taste my emak’s rendang and kuah lodeh any more.

(Rendang cili api on the stove...)

I have been spending my weekdays in Melaka since my emak fell sick. I am back in KL for the weekend and would be cooking the rendang for the family. I miss my emak's cooking and would give up any elite recipe for my emak's dish anytime.

(Hana helping in the kitchen...)

SeLaMaT HaRi RaYa EiD-FiTrI
maaf zahir & batin

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Ramadhan Charity Ride...

"Today, I gave a stranger one of my smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day..." 

More than 100 bikers rode in a charity convoy jointly organised by JAKIM, Welly Advance Bikers and Kawasaki to Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng in Melaka. We were also accompanied by the press and media crew.

The Centre provides care and protection to poor senior citizens aged 60 and above and ensure their well being and quality of life. Majority of them do not have relatives and do not have a permanent residence.  The Bikers had the opportunity to mingle and beramah mesra with the elderlies. We later had the jamuan berbuka puasa with them and performed the Magrib prayers together.

Later, the bikers joined together in Takbir Raya and were recorded to be featured later on TV on Hari Raya day.

(Motorbikes parking in neat rows...)
(Bikers listening to a tazkirah...)
(Beramah mesra with the elderlies...)
(The ladies being interviewed...)
(Recording of Takbir Raya...)
(Takbir Raya next to their motorbikes...)
(A group photo with some of the lady bikers...)

Total mileage: 330 km
Route: KL- Cheng Melaka - KL
Riders gang: Welly advanced Bikers