Saturday 14 September 2013

Our Winter Migration

If we were a pair of birds we would be bird-brained.  Any bird with a jot of  grey matter would fly south in winter to look for food and to escape the cold.

On Sept 16, at 2 am Monday morning  AsH and fellow-idiot/spouse  will depart for their winter ground in Leicester.  They hope there will be a repeat of last year's winter with loads of  thalji.

The above is an extract from  ...

Published by Donald Moore, Eastern Universities Press Ltd, Singapore 1960.

...........  note what is written on the cover -  untuk Sekolah2 Rendah Persekutuan Tanah Melayu.  I'm just throwing in a bit of history lesson here - to kill two birds with one stone ha ha!

We do feel our age and at times during the last five months it had been quite an uphill climb.

My suitcase will carry an extra weight, other than blacan, cili padi, bua keras and daun kesum.  During this period of stay I had to begin a fix of high blood pressure pills and beta blockers.  I am now a  bona fide  member  of  the OAP Beat(en) Generation.

So it looks like our nasi lemak -

and dancing days -

are over!

We may be more wonky but certainly we shall maintain our flexibility in more ways than one - and not end up like the betel palm.

To all dear loved ones in Singapore, Johor and Kuala Lumpur, our warmest salam and doa for your health and well-being.

I'll miss my tanah-air......

Tanah Semenanjung from the air  - April 2012

..........  but I can't wait to be back home either.

The Board Room in Leicester.


Anonymous said...

Have a good and safe trip cikgu. I look forward to read your blog and hopefully you'll continue to write even during your winter migration. I wish to visit Leicester again and would love to walk down the memory lane.
Best of everything Cikgu. Take care.

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you Anon 10.03am.

I do hope to carry on writing after the jet lag and adjusting to the cold (which I actually enjoy, the cold that is) InsyaAllah.

One day you will be able to walk down memory lane in Leicester and who knows we might be there to keep you company?

Take care - of yourself and 'anak murid tanah-air'.

Anonymous said...

Bon Voyage & Have a safe journey back home. I will miss my Duke & Duchess of Setiawangsa.....till we meet again. Take Care!!

Lots of love from US....

Anonymous said...

Welcome back and I'll be flying back to tanah air to celebrate Hari Raya Haji with the clans.

Puyi, Coventry

tsyhll said...

The typography on the buku latehan was very well designed. Lots of effort has been put into a menial thing like this.

Unlike the current buku latihan that we have now, artless and sometimes ridiculous, for instance some buku latihan has been printed with the potrait of our dear leader which to me, is out of place.

People always said, they don't make things like this any more. So true.

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you to US,

We are already missing the Ginger family - both the two-legged and four-legged versions.

Take care. And we'll see you anon.

Loads of love from Lord and Lady Leicester.

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you Puyi. Have a safe journey home and enjoy your Hari Raya Haji with the clan.

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you tsyhll.

Indeed they don't produce such simple and 'artless' ( as in without deceit and insincerity) book covers anymore.

I do not know about images of 'great fearless leaders' ( I have to check the çucus' Buku Latihan), but some of the disneyfied illustrations are irksome enough.

What I actually wanted to point out was the historical-geographical reference to the "Sekolah2 Rendah Persekutuan Tanah Melayu".