Tuesday 18 November 2014

From Leicester with Love

Returned to home from home late on Sunday 16 November.  It took 3 hours from Leicester to Heathrow, 16 hours (with transit at Dubai) to KLIA  and another two hours to get home to Setiawangsa.  We made it - physically intact - not bad for two septuagenarians.

Here I am at 4 am Wednesday morning, still wide awake.  Might as well look up my Picture Folder to kill time.  I might get so tired and fall asleep, face flat on the laptop.

My passport indicates my homeland is Malaysia but my spirit and my soul still revolves around these images of my life in Singapore and  Semenanjung Tanah Melayu.

From my PPES School Magazine 1956

From my PPES School Magazine 1956

Remembering Bagan Datoh 1993

Remembering the budlear thriving  in  a rubble heap - Leicester October 2014

It's now 5 am - might as well give up trying and get to work on breakfast.


baitibadarudin said...

As salam Kak ASH,
Syukur you both arrived safe and sound.
Thanks for the nostalgic pics

Wan F said...

Pn. AsH, Welcome home to you both.
Your buai laju2 song reminded me of the song sang by CEO at the first office executive dinner I ever attended way back in the 70s. Was held at the then posh KL Merlin. The CEO was moving table to table greeting us and he was singing to us the very same dong with a slight twist in lyrics.

It was:

...Buai laju2 sampai seberang sana
Pakai baju baru makan kedai China...

It got me into thinking and changing my ways.

semenyih said...

Welcome home to you both.Its a good time to leave the grey skies and damp weather behind though.
Have a good rest,enjoy your time in KL and do keep on writing:).

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Cikgu. Alhamdullilah

Fatimah Kari

anak si-hamid said...

Salam and thank you Baiti for the kind thoughts.

Glad you liked those bits of nostalgia from the sleepy head.

anak si-hamid said...

Dear Wan F,

Have you still got the same CEO? He seems to be quite a character.

He must be pleased to know that his 'twist' got you "thinking and changing". Kudos to you

Thank you for the greetings. It's good to be back.

anak si-hamid said...

Dear semenyih, thank you.

It's great to be back, especially to roti canai, tosay, nasi goring kampung and kway teow soup.

Must say I love the grey skies and coolness but not the damp weather.

Shall heed your encouragement.

anak si-hamid said...

Dear Fatimah,

Thank you. Nice to "hear your voice".

Hope you are all well, me duck!!

BaitiBadarudin said...

Welcome, Kak.
Iz & I owe you both a treat for the lovely lunch. Insya'Allah, soon.

Wan F said...

Pn. AsH,
I just have to tell you this. Tan Sri Ani Arope was my singing CEO. He passed on today but I'll always remember him for impacting us all to reality. Al-Fathihah.

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you Wan F.

Al-Fatihah to your former CEO Tan Sri Ani Arope.

Any one who can get others "thinking and changing my ways", any CEO who will go from table to table to greet his staff deserves respectful remembering.

May his soul rest in peace and who knows he might find himself a lovely "buai" to rock himself to sleep?