Monday, 15 March 2010

My dearest Ruby Ahmad - Al Fatehah

Al Fatehah - Ruby Ahmad - you had been such a dear friend.  I am so lost for words.  Thank you for the brief friendship that we had.

We met on the net - the go for it kind of person that never failed to bring a smile, and lift you out of your doldrums.  She had time for everyone, she'd listen to anyone.  I had seen her work the Ruby Ahmad magic on people around me. Ruby, a truly amazing gem.  I will miss you, dearest friend.
Al Fatehah.

61 comments:

sj said...

sapa ruby tuh...tadak cita ka pasai ruby ?

Kak Teh said...

sj, maaf - tak dapat nak tulis banyak pada masa ni. Masih terkejut dan masih sedih sangat dengan pemergiannya yang mengejutkan ini. Ruby Ahmad ialah seorang blogger yang popular.

Kama said...

Al-fatihah. Didn't know her personally and had never met her, but had read her writings in her self-named blog 'Ruby Ahmad'. Semoga rohnya dirahmati Allah swt..

Aida said...

What???? Kak Ruby's gone????

Cat Cat said...

My deepest condolences to her family. She was one nice lady and a big lost to the world. I'm sadden by her lost.

Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Kak Teh
Came as a shock when Ena told me this morning. Then friends on Facebook messaged me.
I bumped into her at KLCC last week. She was on her way to a meeting. If not, we would have coffee together. We complained about the weather and then said goodbye.
It is a sad day.
Al-Fatihah for Ruby, semoga rohnya dirahmati dan ditempatkan di sisi orang-orang yang beriman.

Aida said...

Al-fatihah ... am lost for words... Like kak Puteri I have not met her but have read her blog.

Shocked.

DR Bubbles said...

Kakteh, saya benar-benar terkejut dan sedih mendengar khabar ini. Al-Fatihah.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty KT,
We're in shock too. At one point my Mama and Aunty Ruby were discussing whether my Mama should join the old school's alumni.... Al-Fatihah and our prayers for Aunty Ruby. purrr...meow!

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

Al Fatehah

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

Ah,

You were the first to ask me about her passing early this morning...and we both swiftly got confirmation of her sudden unexpected death. I could hardly and still cannot believe that she's so gone. But, well... Allah SWT predisposes.
We knew each other well in cyberspace. But the thing is, we had met some 20 years ago when we wre both young, footloose and fancy-free when she was a young "entrepreneur" and I was a young reporter, at the umno egneral assembly at PWTC. We would bump into each other almost every year, but never managed to sit together and yak away becos we were both running around. Ti was aAlways a "hello", smile smile...and "bye bye"
Then came blogging. And the rest was history.
We had a name for each other and it was a private joke and it gave a real indication of the generation we belong to. whenever we greeted each other -- sms or phone call -- I'd call her "raquel welch" and she's call me "sophia loren"... a throwback to those early days (remember, Ah?)

Al Fatehah....so sedih.

i cannot claim to know her intimately... but she wsa

Dad of 4+1 said...

Salam Kak Teh,

I'm in shock as well after reading this post....I've been communicating with her via FB and her blog but have not met her in person...She'll be dearly missed. Al fatehah.

KG's other half

Nazrah Leopolis said...

i am in shock too!

innalillahi wainna ilaihi raji'un.

we were just exchanging messages a few days ago. and she was okay...
:(

OOD said...

kak Teh,
I was shocked when Dena told me, surely not The Ruby. Not her. I miss her already, she with her positive charges ready to infect anyone nearby. Always smiling always cheerful - i imagine her typing away her blog entries all with a smile on her face... Blogosphere will not be the same again.
Many Alfatehah for her.
And kakTeh, i miss you, today, even more so.

mekyam said...

al-fatehah!

everytime i stopped by her blog, i could not help feel her energy. she was so vibrant.

and always so impeccably groomed. she'll be so missed, esp that bright smile...

maszuzu said...

semoga roh arwah dicucuri rahmat... :-(

pugly said...

Innalillahiwainnailaihirajiun ...

My God, Kak Teh, I just got to know from your blog & I am shocked beyond words! What happened? We have been communicating via FB and have been making plans to meet up for the longest time. Tak ada rezeki nampaknya.

Moga Allah tempatkan rohnya di kalangan mereka yang mendapat rahmatNya.

Dr. Hasanah said...

Salam Kak Teh,

Semasa saya kemo, dia turut memberi kata-kata semangat. Semoga Allah berlembut dan bermurah ke atas rohnya. Al-Fatehah.

Entah kenapa teringat pula drama yang terlihat kira-kira minggu lalu, pelakon utama Eja dan suaminya Rushidi...tajuk drama "Andainya aku tahu..."

Justiffa said...

Innalillah.. semoga ditempatkan bersama mereka yang soleh & beriman.

Deepest condolences to the bereaved family. Al Fatihah.

Manal said...

Shocking...indeed shocking...how she kept her illness a secret and all.

kak Teh, i have yet to meet her in person though we did talk about meeting up and all through our cyberchats.

AlFatihah to a jewel of the bloggerspace, may she rest in peace, may God bless her soul to the eternity. And lets all remember her for all her legacies and her cheerfulness and her "go-for-it girl" attitude. I am totally saddened by her passing. I am. Words cannot describe how deeply sad I am now upon hearing this even though she is yet a real life friend. But she has been a friend in need even if its only in the cyberspace.

Kak Elle said...

KT I was in shocked too early this morning when I saw D's entry in FB...I don't know arwah but a silent reader after I read your entry on her 2 yrs ago...Al Fathiha dan semoga roh di cucuri rahmat olih NYA...amin

Pi Bani said...

Rupanya dah 3 or 4 years dah she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but it was a well kept secret. And relapse baru ni pun, even her closest friends didn't have a clue. Rupanya dah merebak to the liver.

atenah said...

Al Fatihah
She had cancer? You wouldn't have guessed. I met her once with you and she was so full of energy. Ya Allah..I am speechless

Nek Rock said...

Dear Kak Teh salam,

Alfatihah to the late Ruby Ahmad

OO said...

Subhanallah! this is a shock indeed! Though I didn't know her personally, I know she is a well known blogger..selalu nampak her comments almost everywhere.

MAy Allah bless her soul.

Innalillahi wa inna ilahi raaji'uun.

((HUGS))

GUiKP said...

She left us when we least expected it. She was a real angel with undiminished smile and always full of zest. Her profound goodwill lives on forever.

Al-Fatihah for our dearest Ruby Ahmad.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Kak Teh...my deepest condolences of the passing of your dearest friend, may Ruby rest in peace...

MULAN said...

al-fatihah... a lovely fren to all...

3yearshousewife said...

Al Fatihah for Allahyarhamah Ruby Ahmad.
It is indeed a deeply sad occasion to loose a very good friend.

ikanbilis said...

Salam Kak Teh,

its been a while since I stumble into here. Ruby's departure is just too soon and I'm just too stunned. It seemed that everything was okay few days back.

Its amazing that through her, I found your blog. Will definitely miss her a lot.

Life for Beginners said...

Dear Kak Teh,

I am shocked and saddened by the loss of our dear Kak Ruby. I only found out last night, through your blog and it was such a great shock, I couldn't find the words till now.

I was reminiscing about what a wonderful person she was with my Senior Vice-President, a formidable lady herself and Kak Ruby's schoolmate. She bemoaned the fact she wasn't able to meet up with Kak Ruby for tea before she left us.

And I think, that is exactly how precious and brief life can be. Let us not grieve over our losses but move forward, and share the light they shone on us with others.

In her memory, I am dedicating my latest blog post to Kak Ruby. It seems appropriate to do this via our blogs. She would have appreciated it, I think.

alina said...

i am still in shock even after so many days. i last met Ruby just before CNY this year. she was an inspiring businesswoman and professional in her dealings with others. a rare gem indeed.

Kak Teh said...

Thank you all. In true Ruby Ahmad spirit, I will attempt to answer each and every comment.

Puteri, you would have loved her. Like you, she radiated warmth to everyone around her.

Kak Teh said...

Aida, yes, sadly so. She will be missed.

Kak Teh said...

Cat Cat, the blogworld is stunned by her sudden departure.

Kak Teh said...

Dr Bubbles, memang mengejutkan dan menyedihkan.

Kak Teh said...

Fauziah, I first met her with you, remember? You both came to the hotel where I was staying in and then we had dinner and talked right into the night. We met up again a couple of times but during the last visit, she was busy. But we kept in touch via email and sms.

Kak Teh said...

Aida, she had so many readers and I am sure everyone is feeling the same too. Take care.

Kak Teh said...

Ena, sorry I had to call you so early in the morning. I was shocked and just couldnt believe it when I read the message on my phone. I must have called so many people to hear that it wasnt true. I fell asleep in tears and woke up hoping it was just a nightmare. But there were more messages to confirm her sudden departure.

Kak Teh said...

Cat-in-Sydney, life is such a fragile thing and thus friendship is precious. Take care.

Kak Teh said...

Dad of 4 + one, yes, we are still coming to terms with this sad news. I still see her cheerful smile.

Kak Teh said...

Nazrah, at least you communicated a few days before she went. I read her emails to me again and again and it was as if she was talking to me.

Kak Teh said...

OOd, yes, she was one positive lady and that is how we must remember her. I miss you too young lady and I am very proud of you with what you are doing, Kak Ruby would have been proud too.

remember we went to the Book festival together?

Kak Teh said...

mekyam, yes, she was always impeccably dressed and very charming. you are right abt her infectious energy. You could almost feel it.

Kak Teh said...

mas, terima kasih and take care.

Kak Teh said...

Pugs, long time no see. Memang tak ada rezki you nak jumpa dia - never mind, you have 'met' her online and in someways , must have been affected by her positive vibes and charisma.

Kak Teh said...

Dr Hasanah, how are you? Ruby was always so concerned about others. So, so selfless - and she kept very quiet about her own illness right up to the end. Take care.

Kak Teh said...

Justiffa, thank you. Amin.

Kak Teh said...

manal, she was indeed a jewel in cyberspace and will be greatly missed.

Kak Teh said...

Kak Elle, thank you. It was D who sms'ed me. I could have received the message earlier but my phone was dead and when i recharged it - i got the message and immediately phoned D. Al Fatehah.

Kak Teh said...

Pi Bani, thank you for the updates. yes, she kept it to herself for so long.

Kak Teh said...

atenah, yes, you met her with me, mak andeh, aishah ali, fauziah ismail and a few more, I think - we were at the Dome.

Kak Teh said...

Nek Rock, terima kasih dan amin.

Kak Teh said...

OO, thank you, I am glad I got to know her and met up with her a few times. Amin.

Kak Teh said...

GUiKP, she had this zest and love of life - the go for it kind of person, in her own words.

Kak Teh said...

danial ma, thank you.

Kak Teh said...

Mulan, indeed, she was a friend to all. She had time for everybody.

Kak Teh said...

3yearhousewife, I had known her for only a short while, but her death had affected me so much. I still cry when i think of her.

Kak Teh said...

Ikanbilis, yes, i remember your comments in her blog and later you came to mine. She will be missed.

Kak Teh said...

kenny dear, what a sweet gesture. She would have loved your tribute. I imagine her taking time to read and reply to every single comment. She took the trouble to reply to everyone.

Kak Teh said...

alina, she was indeed very inspiring. And i hope people will continue to be inspired by her zest in life, her positive attititude and the Ruby Ahmad magic.