Monday, February 22, 2010

CNY @ kampung

Chinese new year has past last week. Me also got 1 week mid-sem break. We took this opportunity to go back to kampung since our last holiday in december 09. One n a half months, quite a long period for me not to face my parents, siblings, in-laws (n relatives), even in 2 weeks time has considered ‘lamanyaa lah weii’. I was glad to meet my youngest sis, dik nor, chit-chat, laugh, story, n even cried’s been quite a long time since our last meeting. Almaklumlah, masing2 keje. She always on-call. Miss that time so much. and i do miss my times together with my siblings masa zaman dulu2, very much. Abe li, abe le, kak yah, they have their own families, bz with their works, so do i. Masa cuti ni lah berpeluang nk berjumpa dgn semua. Too sad, nini couldnt make it. Anyway..lets story-telling through phone, ok nini.

In kampung, dik nor n i treated kfc to all (kfc lagi). Lupa plak nk amik gambar. Bz layan karenah budak2.hehe. we always plan to makan2 when we are it kampung, so that we can sit together at one time. Sometimes, nini paid, then me, dik nor, kak yah, or we shared among us. We have kfc time, pizza (home-made), bbq, sate and brthday bash. Here some pics of the sweet times, held somewhere in december last year.

sempena solat hajat kak yah bukak kedai


i got good news in kampung. finally, i’ll be getting new in-law (long awaited). On my side, i had welcomed my last in-law somewhere in jun 09 (read my posting). On my abe side, we were the last couple entertained. 6 years have been waiting for another wedding event. this time, we shall have one, his brother, no 5 in his family. merisik session? done last week. tie the knot?planned during march's school break and wedding? jun's school break. insyaAllah. cant wait. i love going 'belaghok (kelantan word)', which means reception la (hantar pengantin, sambut menantu). if it's meant to be, we'll build another silaturrahim with people in trengganu. till next posting.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

PKA 17 & Survival 4 @ Kem Pangkor Rimba

Our next PKA and Survival programmes continued (click here for previous PKA). This time we held at pangkor rimba kem, pulau pangkor. Previously, we used to separate the 2 programmes, PKA stood on its own, same goes to Survival . In line with the effort to save cost, we combined them together, chaired by one person, Puan Nik, held at the same place, same date but still maintain their respective objectives. PKA to motivate the ‘special’ diploma students and Survival to change mind of new degree students from ‘spoon-feed’ practices to ‘stand-on-their-own-feets’ practices.

We went there by 3 busses and 1 van to fit 100++ persons. I left behind my husband and my heroes (sedih dan kesian) for 3 days and 2 nights. Do you believe that this was the first time i was in ferry?what a shame.hehe.and you imagine, how to handle 100++ people, with a lot of things to bring with. Alhamdulillah, all went good.

I used to be PKA’s committes for the last 2 semester. This semester, i was put under Survival’s committe as AJK Makanan (the most important portfolio.hehe). As refers to the term ‘survival’, they must prepare the foods themselves. And yes, they did. We alltogether prepared dinner for 2 days. In terms of outdoor activities and facilities, no different between PKA and Survival except for LDK times. They have different session of LDK. they all stayed in tents (AJKs stayed in chalets.hehe).

Place?the natural scenery is very very nice, beautiful, calm, broad, clean. Yet, we were very dissappointed with the kem’s management. My chalet was so hot (aircond tk sejuk), the hall as well. Other chalets were no problem. Tempat makan?toilet?oowh..very2 bad. I bet, if it’s not because of the natural beauty, the kem will not survive. This pangkor rimba kem is about 15 – 30 minutes from pangkor jetty by taxi (pink van). And about 15 minutes to tmpt tumpuan yg ada kedai byk2. If you want to feel the beautiful scene, no transport, have your own foods, i suggest u to come here. you can either rent the tents for RM10 per person or get RM150 chalets, (the cost will be different seasonally). You can call taxi to bring u to the makan2 places and be ready to pay them up to RM 12 per one way. Or maybe you can rent a car (lupa plak berapa sewanya).

subhanAllah..what a great view

top left: in chalet; right: in hall
down: surrounding

If i’ll be here for the next holiday, i’ve planned to get the place near the makan2 places. Easy to buy something. No need to get taxi except for pergi dan balik.

you know what, i almost lost my watch. at that time, i was 'busy' to feel the beauty of nature. sedar tak sedar, i left the watch somewhere on the sand. when i realized it, i went back to the seaside and meraba2 atas pasir (almaklumlah, masa tu dh gelap) and..alhamdulillah, i found my lovely watch. it was a gift from my abe for my first birthday after our marriage. cant imagine if i lost it.

p/s: thanks to all AJKs, students, and all who have involved in this programme. Kak fizah, nice to work together. My abe, you are a good partner of life.