Category Archives: My Journeys

Meeting a school teacher after 47 years

Alhamdulillah. Finally I had the privilege of meeting Cikgu Rahim Abdullah, my primary school class teacher in 1971 when I was in Standard 5 at Sekolah Pusat Jerteh, Besut, Terengganu. 47 years ago. How time flies. Cikgu Rahim is now … Continue reading

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90-year-old flower tree

Returning to the kampung for Raya (Eid) a few days ago, my sister Mi took a photo of this flower and asked the siblings group for its name. No one knew. The flower tree sat next to our uncle Ayah … Continue reading

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First Day in Perth, Part 2

Previously on First Day in Perth – here At Haywin House on Irwin Street, Perth, Western Australia that evening I was informed that we were going to be taken to a Malaysian’s house. We went down to the street level, … Continue reading

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Rambutan

Rambut means hair in Malay. So rambutan is a hairy fruit. Makes sense 🙂 There is no original English word for it. So rambutan is also rambutan in English. The rambutan is native to the Malay-Indonesian region, and other regions … Continue reading

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Desert Melodies

Subhanallah. This and other old “irama padang pasir” (desert melodies) had been playing at the back of my mind for many years now. The instrumental music used to be played over RTM radio in the 1960s, several minutes before “buka … Continue reading

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A more civilized age…

1987. My first personal office. When Office had not yet been invented. When Windows 2.0 was virtually unknown. When the blinking cursor of DOS ruled much of the personal computer world. 10 years after Star Wars: A New Hope. 30 … Continue reading

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Ready For Adventure

Several days ago, during a service visit to a usual bike shop I was told that the rear tire was about to “go”. So I asked the shop owner his recommendation. “For this bike and you, this one”. Bridgestone Battlax … Continue reading

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Form 3C2

1976. The year before Hasta La Vista (http://nordin.kembali.net/blog/?p=385) I was one of 10 boys in a girls-majority Form 3C2 class at Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. 3C2 was a Commerce class. Not exactly a favorite subject among … 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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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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