Saturday, 25 July 2009

A note at one something...

It is nearly a week since I left my sayang mamas at home. It is past one am and I am all alone in the lounge in Bangi, listening to Mak coughing softly and stirring in bed. Just chatted with Nona in London who has stomach pains, phoned Ena after reading about Yasmin Ahmad’s death in her blog (Al Fatehah) and sms’ed my husband who is also sleepless in Gombak.

My sleeping pattern is a bit haywire at the moment. Since arrival, I have been sleeping at odd hours; during conversations with siblings, during drives to shops and everywhere. My nights were spent finishing off some urgent work. When AG was here during the first few days, we raided the kitchen at night and YM’ed and skyped with the children.

It is strange, this feeling. I am home and yet not home. I enjoy the time I spend with my siblings and sibling in laws. We always have so much fun (and food) when we are together but there’s an emptiness somewhere. I am missing the sayang mamas – yes, those with the whiskers as well.

I have called home several times to see that everything is alright. Sayang mama number two is in Cairo and has called several times too.

We’ve not seen many friends since arrival but we have been to so many restaurants and gerais. To date, I’ve had soup perut, mee bandung, nasi kerabu, lontong, mee goreng, durians and more durians!

Alhamdulillah, Mak is alright. She is full of beans today as she had all her loved ones around her when everyone gathered for Azril’s farewell before he left for Geneva. She remembered everything and everyone.

Regular blogging with resume once my jetlag is gone and once I’m done with durian.

33 comments:

zaitgha said...

hi Kak Teh,

Welcome home...but yes its not the same without the sayang mama ek big or small he he... Enjoy your time here kak, if ada masa can meet up...you have my email kan??

take care...

Kitchen Guardian said...

kak teh,
i can smell yr perfume frm here...

Naz said...

Salam Kak Teh,
You're with your Mak!
I'm sure your mom is very very happy. Take care and my regards to her.

SkyJuice said...

Welcome home, home away from home. Glad to hear your mum is all right.

tireless mom said...

Hi kak Teh

Welcome home. Alhamdulillah your mom is well. I bet she is overjoyed with your homecoming. Unfortunately you pulak yang missing the sayang mamas ye? How long will you be back? Thought dah ada plan nak meet up with the makcik bloggers?

Al Fatihah to arwah Yasmin Ahmad. A great loss.

Pi Bani said...

Kak Teh,
You will be here until when?

ubisetela said...

Salam k.Teh, how long will you be in Malaysia?

Mama Rock said...

kak teh, welcome home...if you are kinda lonely in the city centre, give me a tinkle. will accompany you for a cup of coffee!

mekyam said...

kt,

salam to yr mum and everyone else, regardless whether they kenal me or not.

glad to hear yr beloved mum is doing great and enjoying having HER sayang mamas around.

you & ag, enjoy msia!

p.s. i'm just now too stunned with sadness over yasmin's death. al-fatihah!

Pak Zawi said...

Kak Teh,
You are home in Malaysia and I am nowhere near KL where you are. Any chance of you passing by Kota Bharu on your way to KT?

D said...

Kak teh, it's been a week since I met you last hence you've been home for only almost a week. but you've eaten so much yummilicious food! (esp durian - jealous!). hehe... but enjoy it all you can. I'm sure the sayang mamas are coping just fine. :)

mayang mengurai said...

Hiya! Missed meeting you in London. Perhaps we can jumpa di sini?! What's your plan - after the catching up (with people and durians)? Do email me. Meanwhile,happy catching up.

madam gold said...

Welcome home K Teh!Hope you are having a wonderful time with ur family.

Argus Lou said...

Kak Teh, good to hear you and your mum are well. I too feel like I 'miss home' when I'm home in M'sia.
I was sad to hear of Yasmin Ahmad's early demise. Take care. Hugs.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Kak Teh...welkome home...and enjoy all durians and such and most important thing with your beloved mom...will fly back to UK soon...;-)

NanaDJ said...

Looking forward to meeting you once you are 'free'. Enjoy your time with your Mak and don't miss the sayang mamas (including the four legged ones) too much.
Am sad over the passing of Yasmin, you must see her last movie 'Talentime', it is unforgettable and so brilliant.
Salam

Zendra said...

Balik kampung is the best cure for hay-fever! Hope you're doing fine.

ilene said...

Welcome home Kak Teh! Judy and I are wondering whether we could meet up for dinner with you on any of the nights between 10th to the 14th of August? I bring you go eat ikan bakar by the sea!

Manal said...

Errr patut la mcm ADA bau sendawa durian....(tutup hidung!).

U still keep my number, kak teh? If u do, sms me la ok...

Andrea Wh@tever said...

Kak Teh: Welcome home! Am sure that your mom is so thrilled to see everyone. I see that you've managed to catch the tailend of the durian season. *grins* Enjoy your stay.

Chahya said...

Oh you're home.
Mesti your mak so happy.
Making our loved ones happy is the happiest moments can be.

mamasita said...

Alhamdullillah you and AG dapat balik cuti sekejap.Mesti you and your mum had a tearful reunion.I am so very happy to hear mak you sihat and masih ada good memory.
Kesian dia..mesti ibu rindukan anaknya tak terhingga..Syukurlah rindunya terubat akhirnya.

Hooi..jangan lupa minum air dari pangsa durian for cooling purposes!

Forest 2 Sea Adventures said...

kak teh,

must be happy u are with your mak now kan...i know...i know....

u mai la umah i k...no.phone i kat website ni ada...mai tau :D

-lyana

Royalshoppingarcade said...

wah, my visit after a long time to ur blog brought about good news!
You're back!
memang takde can jumpa la since you're full to the brim with appointments.maklumlah celebrity.kekekekekeke..
Glad you're back here to be with your mum. How long are you here for?
mana tahu nak borong tudung lagi.
Going to upload some eye catchers soon.
Will keep you posted!

wanshana said...

Welcome home, Kak Teh!

I can just imagine how happy your Mak is to have you home. Good to know that she's well.

Timely - musim buah. Jangan overdose, okay? ;)

Jane Sunshine said...

Hi what is your malaysian number. Trying to call you about handbag. Can't find one. In Bicester, everything is over 200 quid and I went high street shops which do for around 20-30 quid. Cant find any Liz Clairbone at the new mall at Shepherd's Bush (whatitsname). What do you want me to do? Just get the high street ones?

Also, cant get through Ewok on the number.

Life for Beginners said...

Ah dear, been travelling lots lately and not updated on my fav blogs-to-read. Glad to hear you're back to the tanahair, Kak Teh and more so that your beloved mother is fine.

Hugs!

masterwordsmith said...

Hi Kak Teh

How are you? Just an open invitation to you and yours....if ever you are up in Penang..please let me know ok?

Take care and I hope to meet you one day.

Salam,
paula

edelweiss said...

Kak Teh,

Mak u mcm mana? sihat ka? must be be very very very happyyyyyy jumpa anak menantu :)

take care

Royalshoppingarcade said...

kak teh,
tumpang promote my latest collection k?ready made chiffon kurung, blouses, semua ada ready for Raya. Jenguklah ya..
will be updating stocks this week and next.catch it all at: http://royalshoppingarcade.blogspot.com
tx kak teh.

IBU said...

Salam Kak Teh,

Just got to know from Kak Kama's blog, u r back for short break - until when?

Maybe can meet up with the makcik bloggers 2nd generation? hehehe....

I lost my phone - and so all the numbers stored in it. Can you email me the details again?

Hope can meet up. Banyak eating places near my hypermarket nih!!!

Zendra said...

Kak Teh, I'm exhausted just from reading this - what more you? Anyway, keep healthy, take your supplements and enjoy the rest of your stay. Then take another holiday to recover from your holiday - you deserve it!

Zendra said...

Kak Teh I may have posted a comment here that was meant for your latest entry. But doesn't really matter lah. Salams to your Mak from me and may she remain in good spirits for all time :)