Monday, September 27, 2010

rainy days

After a few months of dry spells, Alhamdulillah rain has taken its place.. So far I think it's been pouring everyday..
From where I stay this usually means the house will get cooler - air-cond like, and the cats who seem to enjoy the coolness (i think) curl up on the dinner table - huddling together to be more specific, just to keep warm.. They really are a sight for sore eyes.. :)
Ironically these past few days, there's been no water- on and off, at the workplace and boy is it difficult when there's no water.. Maybe worse than no electricity..
When I was in boarding school many years ago, we had moments of no water now and then and this meant walking around the school compound looking for possible sources of water - like in the toilet at the academic area etc.. Once we had to take water from a little waterfall behind our hostel- that was precious... There was also a time when we waited for the rain to fall - it was heavy rain at the time, and we put our pails out so it could be filled.. The one I remember most was actually `showering' in the rain!! Talk about using it to the max.. That was real fun.. ;)
Well.. water is precious and without it life will just feel.. well, unhygienic.. May the school not have any more runs with no water.. pity the students who have to bear with it.. At least I can go home and shower properly! ;)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

in the festive mood

This will be short as I'm not really supposed to stay away from the `rendang'.. ;)

But before I stay away from my blog for too long.. I thought I'd add in a new post particularly on my current thoughts - RAYA!

This year it's `my turn' for the first day.. and as usual, my role will be to help mum in the kitchen..

Apart from raya cookies which I can never stay away from, the part where I get to spend time cooking with my mum is definitely the moment I love the most about raya. I thank God my mum is still strong and healthy at 67.. As most mum's are.. she whips up the best meal.. and she's just the best!

I hope I can be like that too one day. Almost there maybe! ;)

I hope that I too get to spend time in the kitchen with my children and I hope that they love those moments and cherish it..

The festive season is truly a joyous one.. but let us not forget those who are not able to be with their loved ones, or even may not have a home to go back to.. May Allah bless their lives in other ways and may we all be grateful for the blessed life that God has granted us..

Happy Raya everyone!