Tuesday, 2 January 2007

A choc-a-bloc start to 2007

It was a quiet beginning to 2007. I had not been well and didn’t feel like going anywhere. So I let my fingers do the walking and looked at my archives. Gosh, I had actually forgotten the second anniversary of choc-a-blog! It was on 24th December 2004 that I gingerly and nervously tested the waters of blogosphere and Dec 24th 2006 zoomed past just like that. Well, actually I was busy on 24th Dec as I was at the airport sending off my sayang mama to, as the media put it “.... Learn More about being a Malay’

Anyway, from my archives I realised that I have acquired some wonderful cyberfriends, many of whom I have met only to strengthen the friendship further. I am touched when I read comments from nicks I have yet to put faces to, I am moved when I receive emails from readers from all over the world who say I touch them with my entries, and I am speechless when I receive gifts and presents from people I have never met. And, I still do not know how to react when I am approached with, “Are you Kak Teh?”

This cyberworld is a wonderful thing when you make it wonderful.

Like I said, I have met many wonderful people. And allow me to share some with you. And there’s a reason why I choose to write about them,

It was while I was reading Dr Ve Thru that I found the wonderful Wonda, a Malaysian living in Japan. She is married to a wonderful Japanese man and she teaches English and Malay. But what made me hooked on Wonda is that, with only one eye, Wonda keeps giving us, her readers, glimpses of life of a Malaysian living in Japan. Wonda lost the central vision of one eye due to
Wet Macular Degeneration disease but she persevered and even if it takes her ages to type out an entry, she never fails to delight us with her narratives. Both her husband and son have been supportive in editing and proofreading her entries. I am so thankful to Wonda who has allowed us gimpses into her life even when vision for her is impaired. Wonda has won writing competitions and had articles published in the Japanese newspapers. There was a time when Wonda wanted to slow down blogging, but for selfish reasons, I told her not to, for only through her I could enjoy these snippets of life in the land of samurais, sushis and geishas.

Wonda’s perseverance reminds me of another friend, who shall remain nameless for now. But suffice to say, it is someone I look up to with admiration. He has been in London with his family for as long as I can remember. When he was registered blind, his determination overode all other feelings such as self pity or helplessness and he decided to write and until now, he has produced three books, and is currently working on another one. He told me, he was determined to write down his family history so that his children and grandchildren could read. Like Wonda, each sentence would take a while for him to produce on the screen. And like Wonda he is blessed with a wonderful support system that is his wife and his children who help to look through his writings. Recently, he won a children’s short story competition and I am still amazed and in awe of his determination.

I have my fullest respects for the likes of Wonda and this friend of mine.

Years ago, when I was just a cub reporter renting a room in Aunty Lucy’s semi in Penang, I used to read to a blind boy, Jason, I think his name was, who used to frequent her place. I remember him wanting to go to the toilet and I jumped up to switch on the lights. Then I realised that people like him although denied of their sights, are blessed with other gifts. They make the best out of something that we take for granted. They see what we choose not to see.

That brings me to another person who opened up a whole new world for me. I have known DrBubbles and his tireless efforts for sick children for some time now. Recently, we have been involved in collecting money for 3 year old Syazwan who is suffering from retina blastoma. He has already lost one eye. And we wanted to make sure that the cancer didn’t spread to the other eye. The internet afforded us the networking that would have been impossible to do say, ten years ago. Through this networking, kind friends in the USA where syazwan was supposed to have his operation initially, collected nearly US8000. Rantauan members pooled together and sent money directly to the mother and those in London met up for a kind of charity lunch. One even offered to pay the cost of the operation first for fear that the cancer might spread if the treatment is delayed. Strangers offered money and even sponsor of food. The cost of operation in the USA proved to be too high and London was to be the best place. The money is now enough, thanks mostly to the generous community in Philadelphia. But while waiting for the doctors’ decision, the tumour in Syazwan's good eye had grown larger. There was no point coming to London. When I received this news from DrBubbles, I just cried and at first I didnt know who to direct my anger to. Should I have gone straight to the press and write aboutthe urgency of the matter? Should I have knocked on doors of people with more influence who could collect money at a drop of a hat? I have told friends who donated and they too were in tears at the feeling of helplessness. A lot of people have done so much but we couldn't beat the speed of cancer.

Yesterday, I received an email from someone in America. We don’t even know each other but through Syazwan, we connected. She was asking me for my address because she was going to send a winter jacket for Syazwan as it is going to be cold for him here. Such is the generosity of everyone. Now he doesnt need the jacket anymore.

Wonda and my writer friend lost their eyesight when they were quite old and had already seen the world and its beauty to be able to describe them in their writings. Syazwan is just three and all these while had only been able to see his parents, his surroundings through one eye and he is very likely to lose another one, even with treatment. But I believe, what Syazwan is not able to see, he can feel. He can feel the love and support and the compassion that people like DrBubbles have given him.

So, I begin this new year with emotions that is choc-a-bloc; grateful for the wonderful and generous friends that God had shown to my door and thankful for the humbling experience after reading and getting to know some people. I am sad that I have not been able to do enough but happy that they is hope that Syazwan too can one day offer us an insight the way Wonda and that writer friend had done to enrich our lives.

God bless.






70 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kak Teh, what a wonderful story to a start of 2007. Happy belated 2nd anniversary.
Don't worry about your 'sayang mama'. He sounds like he is having a ball of a time.
HAVE A GREAT YEAR BLESSED WITH GOOD HEALTH AND PEACE.

Anonymous said...

salam kak teh. i've been following your blog for so long but never share a comment. i admire you dearly thru your wonderful writings. i have so many to tell but do not know how to write it down, so i keep inside me. Selamat Tahun Baru Kak Teh.may Allah bless you and your family.

marsha said...

you know what? it's true....the cyrberworld is, indeed, a close-knit place where we make loads of new friends from all over the world without physical proximity. which is a strange concept to people like my father, uncle, some cousins and friends who only uses the computer to play computer games, watch their DVDs, download songs, movies and (ahem, XXX stuff). Here's to another amazingly productive year ahead, kak teh. I have been blessed to have made a new friend in you.

Kak Teh said...

judy@dr ve thru, thank you. I think my sayangmama is back for a cookery course. already he has been taught how to make lemang, ketupat and today they are making dodol. Have a good year ahead too judy!

anon, you dont know how much comments like yours mean to me. Thank you. I write in simple terms what i feel. I cannot pretend whatI dont feel, so I write whatI feel. You can do it too. Selamat tahun baru to you too and God bless.

Kak Teh said...

marsha, it is great that we can reach out to each other without even moving. I think the cyberworld has enriched our lives in ways that we never thought could happen. And have a productive year yourself, Marsha and God bless.

Puskas Csaba said...

Hi, Kak Teh! We wish you a happy blessed new year!
I admire too what makes God in Wonda's life.

nadya said...

hi kak teh,
salam aiduladha and happy new year.

macam2 perisa posting pembuka thn 2007 kakteh and i too,sad with syazwan's news. abg iskandar inform me about the bad news,and like u,cried went i read his short mmsg.

thanks for introducing me to dr ve thru..looking foward to read her previous2 posting.

salam buat family kakteh. semoga dirahmati allah selalu.

Manal said...

Today, I spoke to an old friend of mine, waheedah, of whom u met her during almarhumah kak sameena's funeral processions. She told me that u've asked about me. I was glad that i made my 1st move in 2004 at mawar restaurant and alhamdulillah i can still follow your "chicken soup for the soul" entries through ur blog. Writing is ur gift and we'll always be looking fwd to be "fed" with more "scoops" from you, kak teh.

Such suffering little syazwan is facing should make us more grateful of every little thing in our life that we may be taking for granted.

A toast and duah for another great year for us all.

Anonymous said...

My dear Kak Teh,
I thought you were going to blog about your Mee Bandung. A BIG surprise and then I am moved to tears. I am so, so sorry about Syazwan. I was going to write to DrBubbles about Syazwan but was held up by the busy festive season. I cried when I read that his eye condition has deteriorated. What can be done for him now? Kak Teh, I am not worthy but at the same time, honored to have you mentioned about me. My family and I have come to know you and many friends through the blogosphere. Thank you so much for being my friend. God bless you always.

abang malaya said...

Adik Teh,

You were a wonderful person when I got to know you in the NST. You're still a wonderful person today. I pray that you remain a wonderful person forever. Your recollection of two years of your blog is touching. I envy you for your boundless energy and creativity. Above all for your humanity and humility. Congratulations and keep up the good work. God bless.

Anonymous said...

kak teh I am glad I stumble across the blogland and from here I manage to have friends whom I've never met and hope one day be able to.Happy 2nd anniverssary and keep on blogging with your entries.

Kak Teh said...

puskas csaba, I suppose you know wonda better than I do but I do admire her resilience. Happy new year to you and your family too.

nadya, I think Bro Is must be devastated having been that close to Syazwan. We have tried in our small ways but Allah decides. Hopefully the chemo can stop the spread. happy new year to you and God bless.

manal, pls convey my salam to waheeda when you speak to her again. Yes, I remember that night very well when you spoke to me. You wanted to know if I know a zaharah othman and I said, I am her and you must have been shocked to see a mak cik who claimed to be her..hehehe! Anyway, we used to meet on the number seven too, didnt we? I am happy to share my experience and by blogging about it, I am documenting and reliving those moments. Mustdo it before the brain cells go, kan?

Kak Teh said...

Wonda, you have had your fair share of illnesses but you persevered. I am embarassed to say that i am not that resilient. Mee bandung has nothing comparedto this story. All the best to you Wonda and God bless. Everytime I pick up my handphone, there's something to remember you by.

abang malaya, you say the sweetest thing and i am truly touched. But i am sure you have seen the other side of me too - especially when the gang of three - fati, ena and I - were together. We can cause quite a riot. Thank you and if only i can say thank you personally. God bless.

Kak Elle, yes, isnt it a wonderful world, eh?

maR said...

kak teh...
Selamat tahun baru, dan salam (belated) eidul adha!
Semoga tahun ini bakal membawa lebih banyak makna buat kak teh sekeluarga *hugs*

Anonymous said...

Kak Teh,
You write so very well. I wish I could pen down my thoughts the way you did yours. But of course, you're a season and well known journalist and I, just a novice (or not even near there yet)! But I shall perserve as how Alice had. Yes, Alice, you should have named your blog "WondaWoman"! Oops, Kak Teh, minta maaf, forgot to minta keizinan untuk lalu sikit! Thanks.

Kak Teh, not only are you celebrating the anniversary of your blogsphere but Dec 06 also mean that you've stayed in London for 27 years! Gee...

I suppose Taufiq will be the one cooking upon his return! He'll do the lemang and you do the rendang. Oh, but how do you bakar your lemang over there? Lemang and rendang and the kerisik, mmmm...my favourite. I always get them from Pak Ali in Ampang. His lemang is the best so far. Aiyoh Kak Teh, I think I'm off track aledi.

Ely said...

Happy Anniversary Choc a Blog Blog!

I cant imagine how many bloggers u have succesffuly recruited and turned them into blog addicts LIKE ME!!! hehehe...

Kak Teh said...

MaR, selamat tahun baru to you, tia and azrin. When do we get to see you back here?

Ilene, its not the way i write, its the way people inspire me to write!
yes, i told Taufiq that he is to do the cooking when he comes back. Today he sms'ed saying he is making lemang, rendang and dodol. Dodol??? Our lemang here is simple - not thatIhave attempted it myself. We use foil and fill it with pulut and roll it, babey!

Ely, hehehe - sorry, I know, I know! I remember those days helping people set up their blogs and then laterwith Maknenek we went around putting up banners designed by maknenek. It was fun!

Anonymous said...

kak teh what a wonderful way to start the new year. You truly touched my heart with this blog and open my eyes to what a wonderful and supportive world the blogging community can be.

klmuk said...

Kakteh, Selamat Tahun Baru to you and your family. May you be blessed many times over for all that you have given and hearts you have touched.

missie said...

This is a wonderful discovery. Beautiful read.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kak Teh, I love your postings. You write so well, so eloquent and graceful at the same time.
I take this opportunity to wish you and all at home a very Happy New Year. All my best regards.
Oh yes, reading your beautiful post re friendship, promts me to add my 3 cents here: "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you".
You have a nice day, Kak Teh. UL.

~ GAB ~ said...

What I can say is, when I read something that came from the heart, it has left a lasting impressions in me. At times, I'd read it twice just to enjoy it, to anticipate on what was on your mind and to travel through your thoughts. Bottomline is, I enjoy reading Kak Teh's Choc-A-Blog.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Anniversary and Happy New Year to you Kak Teh!

mumsgather said...

Hey! That was me up there! :)

Anonymous said...

salam aidil adha & selamat tahun baru kak teh.

i was just reading "cosmo" this morning when i read the article "mahu jadi orang melayu".
your son was interviewed...& i'm sure you (or any parents for that matter) must be proud with his answers. he look handsome too!

- ummi H -

X-Matters said...

Kak Teh
Happy Belated anniversary.
Never missed any of your postings eversince I discovered your blog.
Writers/journalists/reporters can never stop writing, kan?
Salam

Anonymous said...

kakteh,

thank you so much for your help. without you gearing fundraising efforts in UK , Roslina in Philadelphia, Rantauan members, Nura Salleh in Czech, Elva in London, Anedra, Joe Perantau,wonda in Japan, Nadya,Manal, Syed,Juanda, I don't think we could achieve a quite impossible task to raise funds of RM50K within 2 weeks or so.

I don't see it as a defeat. there is still hope. we never know. miracles do happened everyday as what cheau s ching wrote in her column ( The STAR sunday).

I am so glad to have you as my friend.

iskandar

drbubbles.blogspot.com

Mama Rock said...

kak teh, i have been away from blogging world a week...feels like a month. baru update all my readings. here's to a wonderful 2007, selamat tahun baru kak teh!

Kak Teh said...

firehorse, you know everything we visit a blog and then clik on one link, that links opens up a whole anew world and the process is repeated..and you just know from instincts which links work for you, kan? am enjoying yr kopitiam!

klmuk, need i say more. it was through the cyberworld that we met and you guided me all the way through my uni years. While waiting for the bus, I still have the urge to call that somebody in Aberdeen to have a good chat. alas no more!
Dan jadi bini orang, kan?

Missie, thanks for the visit. happy new year to you.

Kak Teh said...

uncle lee, am truly honoured byyour visit and am actually standing up while typing this reply to you! Sorry i had to drag you away from your fans.
Tell me, do you have a quote for everything? You seem to have one for every blogger and I really like the one you mentioned here. and how true too! happy new uear to you too.

Gab, thank you for your kind words. I do enjoy yr blog too. Nothing beats simplicity and things straight from your heart, eh?

mumsgather - happy new year to you too!!!

Kak Teh said...

ummi H, u mean dalam kosmo pun ada??? thanks for telling me. i am happy for him. and the experience there will be useful. Selamat tahun baru to you too.

dr Bubbles aka Is, it has been stressful but i think things happen for a reason, so they say. We hope for the best for Syazwan. Thanks for your friendship too.

x-Matters, thanks. how true - can anyone stop us writing? heheh - just try and thank you blogger.com!!

mamarock, welcome back! and congratulations to you too. You sure rock, huh!

edelweiss said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. :)

Kak teh,

u better start cakap negori....taufik balik nanti kan mudah nak berbual.

abang malaya said...

Ena dan siti macam mana nak lupa
Gelak ketawa macam dunia mereka yang empunya
Rose Ismail apa kurangnya
They were the soul of Balai Berita.

Self confidence janganlah dikira
Sampai yang jantan pun rasa tak selesa
Tapi Abang Malaya ok dengan mereka
Sampai terbit macam-macam cerita.

Tapi itu cerita lama
Balai Berita kini dah tak sama
Nak cakap pun takut-takut
Sebab ramai informer dan tali barut
Pandang dulu kanan dan kiri
Sebab ramai nak ampu Dato' Kalli.

Muka macam Abang Malaya tak laku lagi
Mereka dah meluat mereka dah benci
Kini Abang Malaya ke Balai berita setahun sekali
Sekadar hadir mesyuarat agung kompeni
Dapat dividen macam tahi gigi
Cukup bayar secawan kopi.

Minta maaf Abang Malaya nostalgia
Ingat kisah lama buat hati duka nestapa
Apa yang kita bina dah runtuh semua
Sebab legasi peninggalan dikata tak berguna.

Salam kasih kepada semua
Abang Malaya berhenti seketika
Ada waktu kita berjumpa
Berceloteh bercerita menghibur duka.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kak Teh,

Been reading your blog for a while now and I must say, I'm addicted to it!! Camna ni Kak Teh?? Seblom keja kena baca blog Kak Teh dulu??

Anyway, Happy New Year and wishing you a fabulous journey ahead in 2007 and keep on writing.. kalu dak saya tak leh start keja!!

Kak Teh said...

edel , tadi kak teh cakap dengan dia. Dia kata dont worry we all speak one kind of malay. Lepas tu dia kata, den nak komeh baju nak ke Melaka. Tu dia, tergolek2 kak teh tadi ketawa.

anak mami, hehehe, jadi macam kopi pulak. Tak minum tak boleh start kerja. anyway, anak mami, thanks a lot for visiting. and happy new year to you and family!

Kak Teh said...

abang malaya,
nostalgia mengusik di hati kita,
masa yang lampau seronok dubuka
tapi yang manis dah jadi cuka
keadaan berubah apakan daya.

ingat kak teh hilai ketawa
buat mengubat hati yang lara
kekadang menelefon sikawan lama
mengeluh menangis sambil ketawa.

tak apalah abang janganlah hampa,
nak buat macam mana ini masa depa,
kak teh balik pun depa tak kenal sapa,
semuanya baru dan muda belaka.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Anniversary and Happy New Year to Kak Teh.

P.s
Kalau ada gathering lagi best kan..

rubyahmad said...

Hi Kak Teh,

Happy blog-versary (is there such a word?)

But this entry..Duh..

What a sad sad sad entry...

Your sweet narration on Wonda, your anonymous friend and Dr Bubbles, is so inspiring. Really it is.

But, Shazwan..oh this one, teramat sedeh. Sedeh takde kata. But definitely you and gang have done your best. May God protect him, insy.

I do agree with the rest, that you are a talented write and alhamdulillah you have made good use of this talent to help others. Keep it up, sweetheart.

tokasid said...

Thank you kak teh for this entry. Terkedu sat bila baca. dalam kita dok seronok sambut eidul adha dan new year, sampai terlupa sejenak pada insan2 yg di uji kehidupan depa spt adik syazwan dan kanak2 yg senasib dgn nya. Spt mangsa2 banjir di selatan Malaysia,Aceh dan Sumatera Utara. Spt mangsa feri karam di laut Jawa. Spt mangsa Adam Air yg terhempas di Sulawesi. Spt mangsa taufan UTOR dan taufan Durian di Filipina. Seperti rakyat Iraq dan Palestine yg di zalimi tentera penjajah dan rejim zalim.
Kadang2 kelazatan hidup yg selesa melalaikan hati dan jiwa dan menjadi kurang sensitif dgn penderitaan insan-insan lain.
Terima kasih kak teh kerana membuat saya tersentak dari lamunan.

tunkuhalim said...

Kak Teh,

Congratulations on the 2nd anniversary of your blog. Your world is enriched by having so many cyberfriends!

I hope we can have a more peaceful, more thoughtful, more generous year ahead!

meandbaby said...

Dear Kak Teh,

We've done our best to help him..Is there any more that we could help? Like other.I'm too are addictedto read some of the most aspiring writings but for me to write..i found it almost impossible to find words..and sometimes i'm lost..tu la yang kadang2 lama tak update.I think some people are just gifted to write wonderful things even if it is a sad story..

Happy new year..and hope this year will be a wonderful year for all the bloggers.

Kak Teh said...

ajzie, terima kasih. Ni pun dah macam gathering dah. ramai dari serata dunia.

ruby, ruby, ruby, thanks for the wishes. yes, there is such a word - blog-versary. There it is - it will now appear on google! hehe!
anyway, thank you for your kind words. You have been working tirelessly to help the flood victims, I know. we all do our bit, kan?

tokasid, memang kadang-kadang kitaterlena. kak teh pun gitu juga. kadang2 kunjung sesebuah blog, maka baru tersedar.

Kak Teh said...

tunku halim, welcome to blogosphere and it is such an honour to have you here,

meandbaby, I think itis important that whatever you write comes from the heart. I find it difficult to fake or copy a style. Just write something that is you. and i do believe thatyou have a lot that you can share with us. Just let it out. selamat tahun baru to you.

Anonymous said...

Kak Teh, selamat tahun baru moga murah rezeki..dan dipanjangkan usia..

Saya selalu mengikuti laman kak teh dari rang ikan kering dulu... rasanya bila kak teh start a blog kot..2 thn lepas..

and hook till now...

I wish I can write but have no courage...

Salam,
Another Ganu ppl, lost in KL

Anonymous said...

KT,
BBC dah announced to the world how 'great' Visit Msia 2007 is, ptg semalam :(

Kak Teh said...

anonymous from terengganu di KL,
terima kasih kerana mengikuti celoteh kak teh ni. of course you can write. give it a try. and let me know, okay?

atok, ya ka???

Anonymous said...

dr ve thru say you cooking dinner so I hopped over to see if go food or not. Glad you are enjoying my kopitiam.

Kak Teh said...

FH, your kopitiam is keeping me awake laaa. So, now I have to make the rounds in blogosphere, Whati need now with kopitiam is roti bakar with a big dollp or kaya.

maklang said...

semalam sempat baca je, tapi tak sempat komen.

seronok baca cerita kak teh...

selamat tahun baru dan ulangtahun blog!

take care!

Anonymous said...

Kak Teh, You have a knack for writing stories that touch the heart.

Wonda, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Kak Teh,
Happy 2nd Blogversary to you. Saw Lydia's comment when I hopped here from Firehorse's blog. FH got some kuehs for you.
Lydia,
Thank you. Without the support and encouragement from Kak Teh, Judy, Csaba, Ilene, Firehorse and many other readers, I wouldn't have walk on.

Anonymous said...

Oops, I mean "wouldn't have walked on". Editor and Proofreader not around to check spelling error.

norabella said...

Kak Teh, It was from your blog that I got hooked till now and there on I started making friends with some nice fellow bloggers here. From rantauan to choc-a-blog and to the wide blogland...Happy anniversary kak Teh and Selamat Tahun Baru..

edelweiss said...

Sedih edel mendengar bicara
yang tulus dari hati abang malaya
janganlah gundah janganlah gulana
hiburkan hati dengan kami berseloka

Biar tak laku muka abang malaya
di balai berita yang kini lain suasana
apa yang penting, abang pernah berjasa
sebutlah nama tiada bandingnya

kalau ada yang tak suka
merekalah yang ada masalah sebenarnya
mungkin takut pada kehebatan abang malaya
mereka tak yakin pada diri seadanya

hanya ikut telunjuk mengampu yang di atas sana
orang macam ini takan kekal lama
berubah kepimpinan, depa nih akan hanyut entah kemana
mulalah kembali mengadu pada yang lama

nostalgia abang penuh cerita
berkongsi bersama banyak manfaatnya
janganlah sesal balai berita dah tak sama
abang dah usaha, banyak halangan apakan daya

kak teh oh kak teh edel nak tanya
setujukah kak teh dengan edel punya bicara
walaupun tak arif tentang balai berita
tapi itu pendapat yang boleh diutara

entahlah apa nak jadi sekarang dan masa depan
kelam kabut , haru biru sini dan sana
yang talibarut pulak yang dibawa kedepan
yang benar ikhlas, di tolak entah kemana

Maaf dipinta jika terasa
bukanlah niat nak buat sengketa
cuma menyambut seloka abang malaya
yang sedih gelisah dengan keadaan negara kita

edelweiss said...

kak teh,

kan dah cakap....dia mesti cakap negori....then later dialek melaka pulak :)) kekekek
later u can learn from him lah....

Typhoon Sue said...

another fabulous post kak teh!

it's amazing how we can all connect in cyberspace and develop friendships all over the world. It doesn't ever matter in which age group we all are because this is the type of friendship that transcends all boundaries.

reminds me of one scene in An American Tail when the little mouse who got separated from his family looked at the moon and his mom was doing the same thing elsewhere and they were singing somewhere over the rainbow... and the line goes something like this, "if you miss me, just look at the moon, coz I'll be looking at the same moon wherever I am, and we'll be together"

Now applying that here, we can all be thousands of miles apart but we'll always be together if we read kakteh's blog.... hehehe...

sori ar.... merapu sikit...

Kak Teh said...

mak lang, selamat tahun baru juga kepada mak lang sekeluarga. harap wan dah sehat.

lydia, i can write laaa, but who wants to publish. How i envy you! Well done my friend.

wonda, firehorse is torturing us while she goes to sleep - leaving a bowl of bubur pulur hitam for all of us.

Kak Teh said...

norabella, hehe, i didnt realised that! whatever it is - yes, it has been good cyber networking. I have not seen u in rantauan lately, datang lah sekali sekala.

edelweis, dia dah cakap nogori!! den tak paham. i have been told he is now the mawi of rembau---hahahaha!

typhoon sue, hahaha - jo wlaa you can equate looking atthe moon to looking at choc a blog. whatever it is, i had a laugh reading your comment. thanks..gives me a warm feeling on a cold morning.

MULAN said...

Happy New Year Kak Teh! May your days be filled with rahmat Allah, happiness & good health. You are a wonderful person, Kak Teh.

Kak Teh said...

edel,
kak teh setuju katamu itu,
nama abang malaya semestinya bermutu,
usah kecewa, diam membisu,
guna selokamu bawa kita bersatu.

masa ini penuh cubaan,
menguji kesabaran dan keimanan,
kesetiaan melawan keangkuhan,
tengoklah nanti siapa pahlawan.

berita panas laju tersebar,
sampai ke sini hati berdebar,
blog dibaca lebih dari surat khabar,
itu mungkin satu iktibar.

kak teh tak tau apakan daya,
rasa sama macam abang malaya,
dengar segala macam tak percaya,
nak pekik jerit, siapalah saya?

Kak Teh said...

mulan, too beautiful words too early in the morning. thank you! selamat tahun baru to you too...dah balik kampong?

Anonymous said...

hi Kak Teh. Adoi, not used to calling you Kak Teh-lah. I'll have to go with the flow, won't I?

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha and a Happy New Year. I know this is so late. But, better late than never.

Ah (whoops...sorry.told you i'm not used to calling you Kak Teh)..congrats on yr blog's 2nd anniversary. you've done well and that is such an understatement. How you have inspired so many people. But that is you, Ah.

To Abang Malaya-- we have goooood memories of NST. And, there are some good people there. So, we have not lost hope.

Those were the days, huh, Ah?
Funny..just this morning,i received a text msg from Fati asking me about someone in Teater Keliling (Jakarta). She met someone whom she and I had met years ago when we were performing for UiTM years ago.

So,Ah.... here's to a better year, a blessed 2007...
Keep blogging and make adifference in our lives.

ENA
KL

Anonymous said...

Taufiq dah boleh sepeaking nogori. Lepaih ni boleh sepeaking Melake.
Harap2 jangan orang Jasin ajaq dia "lahabau kau" sudah. Tapi tak taulah kalau orang Jasin 'close one-eye' mcm MP depa tak tau lah.

Secara generalnya Melaka ni nice place to stay. Kebanyakan orang Melake very tolerant dgn orang luar, (well cek dah dok sini 17 tahun ). Jasin is nice.Mcm Rombau.Very kampung. Lots of kebun getah and sawit. Lots of kampong berdusun macam di Kedah. dan seperti tempat2 lain di Tanah Melayu ni makin ramai Mat Rempit.

Taufiq will definitely enjoy Melake. tapi not sure boleh enjoy Cincalok or not.

Yg special Jasin compared daerah lain di melake is bila breakfast( at least di kedai and warong2) depa dah pekena nasi berlauk!
Nasi lemak roti canai tak berapa famous waktu pagi.

jgn bila balik London taufiq suruh kak teh masak nasik berlauk utk sarapan sudah la..

Kak Teh said...

Ena oiiiiiiiii!!!!
Selamat menyambut tahun baru to you too! You are so so kind with your words. Wait I go back, i treat u , okay? and you can drive me home and we can get lost along the way!

aaah, you old friend of Abang malaya, eh? he is indeed a much appreciated visitor here.

Ena, remember our act with Fati at the hospital? Well, Fati is still acting...good for her. and fati, i know u are reading this...come laa join in! Tok Moh needs an assistant.

toakasid,
taufiq balik kak teh jamu lauk kegemaran dia...kambing masak kicap!

sri said...

Dear Kak Teh;
Thanks fo visiting me. Selamat tahun baru to you too and may God bless. salam Salam buat family semoga dirahmati Allah selalu. Ya, tentunya happy ulangtahun berblog.

Kak Teh said...

sri, terima kasih. cepat sungguh masa berlalu.

Anonymous said...

kak teh, my earlier comment got lost in the cyber space.

your words from the heart have touched many hearts.

Kak Teh said...

ibu, aaah, bila hilang di cyberspace tu memang susah nak cari. Tak apaa, kak teh tau apa yang ibu maksudkan. terima kasih.

Anonymous said...

assalammualaikum kak teh,

for the past 3 months I've been reading your blog, macam dah kenai your family. I'm the type yang malas dok lama-lama depan PC to read stuff, so you know what < i've printed all your journals and la ni dah macam buku ... it's interesting to read bout your journey and experience etc. so take care and salam from KL.

Kak Teh said...

anonymous from KL,
i am sorry i didnt read this earlier. thus this late reply. whaaaat? you printed them all? hahaha! i dont kno whether to feel flattered or what. thanks, it is nice to know that some one reads whati write. It is such an honour.