|Maznah is 5th from the right in the back row|
..... she grew out of her shell when she joined the Brownies.
|My sister is in the back row, 2nd from left, looking snazzy in her uniform at the Botanical Gardens|
I was over the moon when she went to Crescent Girls School ......
|She's first on the right, front row, posing under the flagpole at Crescent Girls School.|
.... because I could get up to all kinds of nonsense in PPES without her noting down my misdemeanours.
I must admit I was jealous of her because she was the favourite of our suave and handsome Pa'Uda Sheriff.
|See what I mean? Note his spats, and he played real cool tunes on his accordion.|
In our family we did not use terms like Kakak and Abang - just short forms of Nah, Nor, Mus and Akim - very egalitarian, but we know who to watch out for, (like the older ones) and who to give in to (mengalah) and who to push around ( the younger pests)!
Always the very feminine lass - unlike AsH her younger sister - Nah had the cheek to don my chic tomboy gear ...
|AsH - the samseng from Lorong Abu Kassim|
..... to swank around like this.
|I must admit the outfit looks better on her!|
Nah was loaded with all the "sweet and pretty" genes from Mak, but she's not short of the grey matter . She grew up into a beautiful swan even though she was no ugly duckling.
|Sweet little Malay girl of 12, I think.|
|A helluva smasher 5 years later.|
After her Cambridge School Certificate she went on to teacher-training at Johor Baru......
|The future school marm - fifth from left|
......after which she was posted to teach at Parit Sulong, Johor. It was very brave of her to be living and working so far away from home . It was testimony to our Abah's trust in his daughter - to enable Nah to have a career which stood her in good stead for all of her future.
Then came the day when this cool dude from Muar ...
|Abang Long went to Kota Bharu Teachers Training College. This photo was taken when he was at Muar High School. He's in the middle row, third from left.|
..... was hit by Cupid's arrow when he saw this cool chick when they were both teaching at Parit Sulong.
|Cool chick in sarung kebaya . Sandra Dee - eat your heart out!|
Like in a true fairy tale, they got hitched ......
|Stinky messy kids especially the impish boy on the left.|
...... ( who improved slightly some years later).
|With Tok 'Mok ( my mak) in 1985|
They followed their parents' footsteps and brought more horrors into Maznah's and Haron's lives.
And so Happy Birthdays for Nah ( 19th January) and Bang Long (today).
Thank you for sharing your love and life with the two idiots from Leicester.
Bang Long, I hunted all over YouTube for the song "Kisses Sweeter than Air Bandung" - knowing how it's your favourite drink but it was to no avail. This is all I can get. Just shut your ears to the wine.