Thursday 24 June 2010

A Decent Interval.

We're off to Singapore tomorrow and won't be back until Monday.

In Singapore we'll be staying as usual with Jai, our young stalwart friend. Jai was not my student but we got to know him through Yuwrajh the accountant (remember?). For the past 22 years Jai has been part of our lives like the others.

On Saturday morning we will menziarah (make a pilgrimage to) the grave at Pusara Abadi where my father and brother have been re - interred, together with six others.

We hope to catch up with Ruqxana the Magic Cook and Oi Bek the Omnipotent one if the latter recovers from her jet lag.

It is only in Singapore that you can get the genuine Mee Rebus and Rojak Mamak. Pasembor is just an insipid version of the Rojak Mamak at West Coast Road Food Centre. This we shall do with Irene the Canary and LadyBird.

The highlight of our mini-holiday is when we get to take a peep at Lely's new flat. This avid photographer from is going to cook us a meal of ikan asam pedas, dalcha and acar - nyonya style. Pssst...I hope her mum, Mary, is around to supervise.

We are more used to seeing Lely looking like this and a bit apprehensive about her culinary skills.

It promises to be a delightful weekend and we hope to get back to Kuala Lumpur with our waistlines and sanity intact.

This is for all you lovely kids.

Have a peaceful, happy weekend everyone.


imsunnysideup said...

Have a good break and forget all the Datins, mangoes, ridsects little pest etc etc etc..

Wan Sharif said...

Have a good trip..have an enjoyable time with your good friends.
May you two (lovebirds) be blessed with good health.

Anonymous said...


The last time I was in Temasik was in 2006.It is a lovely place to wander.The people are hospitable and the streets are clean.Geylang market has my favourite kueh kosui(triangle sticky rice with grated coconut eaten with air gula melaka).Yummy yummy I love the morning market at Geylang Pasar.

Anonymous said...

Salams Kak Maznoor,

Since you are in Singapore this weekend, I want to let you know that I will be the docent guiding at the Singapore Art Museum on Sunday 27 June 2010, at 11 am. If you are interested in Asian Realism (that includes Raden Salleh, Hndra Gunawan etc), feel free to join me.

Jasmani (Jailani's friend whom you and Ian had tea with after ghazal once)

Rockybru said...

waaa .. jealous. send my regards to the boulevard.

Raden Rohaya Lopez said...

Have a lovely time in Singapore ASH. Please makan all the delicious food on my behalf especially the Asam Pedas at Lely's. See you soon! Muah muah

Anonymous said...


Hope you are safely back home now.
I agree with you. The Rojak Mamak @ West Coast is the best.
Would always go there for my rojak craving and my favourite is the limpa..

Love reading your blog.

Salam from Zie,
Down south.

Kumar (SK-NKP) said...

The girls are looking great and so are you mam.

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you -especially for the compliments. It warms the cockles of this aged heart.
Yes, your ex-schoolmates are still in good nick and still as wacky as ever.