Tuesday, March 31, 2009
So tonight another bakawali blossomed, just as the one last night wilted, today is the same process It started at 2000 and blossomed at midnight.. subhanallah! The first one on 2nd Rabiu'lAkhir/29th March. The final bud blossom on 4th Rabiu'lAkhir/31th March. Allahuakbar!
Ps. The smell is euphoric I must say!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Today, just after I called for a'sar prayers, rain fell quite heavily with gush of wind and thunder. So I guess that was why the jemaah was only me and an old karkun arriving in his proton waja. He was the imam. So when I came home the electricity was out due to the fall of a huge tree onto a power line. Once again I called the ever useful number 15454 to report the incident but then again someone else had already did. So for maghrib, I took the initiative to climb the minaret to call for prayers there. It was unprecedented, I really felt like living in the old days when the mua'zzins strut their a'zan on top of high minarets. I also did the same for I'syak. Just of yesterday when Surau Al-Mustaqim voted for Earth, but then we only switched of the lights of the parameter and minaret. Today we got the full treatment of having to pray in the dark once again just like the old days in the time of Rasulullah S.A.W. My brother came by with his wife and kids. I told Daniel well this is just like balik kampung when back in the old days kampungs don't have proper amenities. Back in December, I had the chance to take a picture of bakawali with my N95. So today another one bloomed but then I only have my megapixel Nokia 6111. And the battery was low so I could not use the camera. Ana's cybershot is in Shah Alam. Just when I felt frustrated of having not to take the picture, the electricity was restored at 11.15pm. So it took TNB about six hours for the rectification. During that time we lost a few ice blended customers and poor Encik Poli(my dad) having at least 30 of his talapia fishes dead. But what to do? Quoting Slumdog Millionaire, 'Maybe it was written'.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
My mom woke me up at 4.57 am today. All groggy, I don't know then what the fuss is all about. My phone alarm was set at 5.30am so her timing could not have been much' better'. Quite with a panicky tone of voice she told me a power line went down. She had told my brother Jack but he told her he don't know what to do. So carefully, I went out to check it out. Then strangely with a sense of dejavu I felt that I've been in this situation before. A few years before in Negeri Sembilan, an electric poll was inclining to the ground because of soil erosion, I took the effort to notify TNB by calling the 15454 number that is written on the poll. So with out any delay, I asked for my mom's phone because mine was out of credit. To my surprise I was not put on hold like many time before eg. when reporting a blackout they usually give you a waiting number and you get to listen to a corny song until your turn is up. A man answered, I told him what happened. An early response team arrived in 30 minutes and the line was brought up at 10am I guess. So the day was saved thanks to the........
Saturday, March 14, 2009
This is Adil, he was frustrated because he was stuck in a slide and uncle Khalil was not in time to rescue him which left him reminiscing why did he climb the slide in the first place? He was totally delighted with the trip to the hangar before..... I totally missed this kid.....