Thursday, October 18, 2007

Menganyam ketupat

Hello everybody after a week of no posts and SELAMAT HARI RAYA!It seems like it was just yesterday when we Muslims started fasting.Onto the post,

The picture above wasn't taken in Selangor but was taken at my grandmother's place at Muar.Muar is located in Johor.My grandmother was teaching my dad how to weave or in Malay,menganyam ketupat.Actually,my dad already knows how but he wanted to refresh mis memory because we will be going to Kedah during Eid ul-Adha and dad came up with an idea to weave ketupat for us to eat with rendang at Kedah.I also tried to weave one but probabbly because my hands were a bit stiff,I couldn't make one.I guess I need more practice.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Storks along the highway

Can you see black looking things on the lamp post?That would be storks.They're from Zoo Negara or better known as our National Zoo which is located near the highway.Usually there'll only be about two storks but when I took this picture,they were on the lamp posts along the highway.I guess they got bored staying inside the zoo and decided to see what the humans were up too.The storks at Zoo Negara aren't locked up inside cages but let out.The storks wont fly far away though.They'll return back home by night or so.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A new sister

[Picture by Dad of Five aka my Dad]

Finally,my mum has just delivered the baby which has been in her tummy for 9 months.Alhamdulillah,praise to God,it was a girl!Mum had decided her name long before she was even born.Her name is Siti Hajar and was born on the 27th of September at 1.20 am at Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital by Dato' Dr. Ashar.When she was first born,she looked like my younger brother,Yusof.Now she looks more and more like my mum's mother.

And,I'm sorry for the no posts.I've been busy for my Final Examinations as well as babysitting Hajar.I'll try to keep posting as regularly as I can.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Theres a TV!

As you can see,there's a television in the area where women pray which is on the 1st level or ground level.The television displays the movements of the imam just in case the microphone doesn't work.Last year,I prayed at the second level and the second level didn't have a television.There was one time when the microphone didn't work and it was dreadful to keep up with the imam's movements.So far,the microphone is still working.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Performing wudhuk

This picture was taken at the surau where I usually perform my Tarawih prayers.Tarawih prayers are prayed in pairs of two and can be prayed in any even amount of raka'ah, although 8 & 20 raka'ah is what Muslims usually pray. This prayer is performed after Isyak prayers. I usually pray 8 raka'ahs. The guy in the picture arrived at the surau after Isyak prayers were finished that's why he was in a hurry to perform his wudhuk.Wudhuk is better known as ablution.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fruit seller

The guy in the picture was selling various types of fruits which I can't recall their names.Most of them were local fruits.He used to sell roasted water chestnuts but now I see he is starting to sell fruits instead.

Happy Ramadhan Al-Mubarak to all the Muslim DP Bloggers as well as Muslim visitors.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Setia Budi #2

Another picture of Setia Budi.For those of you who have forgotten or they've only just read my blog,you can read here.This picture was taken when the students were walking to go to their classes.Before they get to class,they'll pas by the IIUM montessory.The building of the montessory is two storeys high.If I get the chance to go inside,I'll take pictures of it.The design of the building is more less like the International Islamic University because they are under the same management.