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About nordin

I view myself as a quiet and low profile person. Additionally, my former landlady in Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia once told me I was an "intense" person. Well, she might be correct as well ...

Reap The Wild Wind / Strange Magic

1970s. Sekolah Pusat Jerteh, Besut, Terengganu. I was in class at the primary school when my classmates and I heard a thunderous roar in the skies above our school. Ignoring the teacher in front, we rushed out and gazed skywards. … Continue reading

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A short reign for the longest reach twinjet

Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Several days ago. On my way out on one of Malaysia Airlines’ 56 regional-ranged Boeing 737-800’s, saw this Airbus A330-300, a medium-long haul aircraft. This was one of the 15 A330-300 in the current Malaysia Airlines … Continue reading

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Ms Mary Paul, our Form 5 class teacher

Two days ago, on Saturday 24 December 2016 at 3.52 p.m. I saw a post in my high school WhatsApp group, quoting a short message from Ms Mary Paul, my 1978 form teacher. She addressed the message to SMS Terengganu’s … Continue reading

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Jerteh, Memory of a Bygone Era

The past ten days had been very eventful. It started with my return to Kuala Terengganu to visit my mother. I went there on a motorcycle. More economical that way since I went there alone, could not bring my family … Continue reading

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Country Honey

During a leisurely ride on the non-expressway coastal road from Kuantan to Kuala Terengganu I came upon a honey gallery in Jambu Bongkok, Dungun, Terengganu.    

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The Relay

Some 5 kilometers from home during the return from a 985-kilometer solo ride to Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu, I had a need to honk a car straying into my path. But then nothing happened when I pressed the horn switch. … Continue reading

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Unexpected

Going home today, I was among the first to board the plane. Courtesy of the frequent flyer card. Turning right into the aisle I was greeted by a flight crew in the signature green kebaya. “Assalamualaikum En Nordin. Welcome…”. And … Continue reading

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Australia. Austria.

Australia. Austria. Only two letters apart in name. But thousands of kilometers apart on earth. Australia – I first went to Australia when I was 19 years old, flying in one of Malaysia Airlines last Boeing 707-300. Less than 12 … Continue reading

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Raya in Perth, 1980

1 Shawwal 1400. August 12 or 13, 1980. That year saw me spending my second Hari Raya (Eid) away from Malaysia. It was August, in the midst of Perth, Western Australia winter. I was in my first year of Electrical … Continue reading

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Santaiwong

When I was a boy living in 1960’s and 70’s Jerteh, Terengganu, santaiwong was part of my life. My grandfather whom I called Chek, was a lorry (truck) driver hauling logs and sawn timber woods for Jusoh Sawmill, a timber … Continue reading

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