2013 Mar 3: The Lagoon of Merang
2012 Dec 31: The Band Has One Last Song to Play
2012 Dec 3: Degree Conferment in Dec
2010 Apr 25: Receding from the Sea
2010 Mar 28: To the Bornean Land Below the Breeze
2010 Feb 28: On the Beach of Kijal
2010 Jan 17: To the Bornean Land of the Hornbill
2009 Nov 10: Dedicated to My Teacher, CheGu Ghazali Hanafiah
2009 Jul 25: A Bridge to Bayan Lepas
2009 Jul 16: UDM Maiden Degree Conferement
2009 Jul 1: The Tanjong at the Muara of Terengganu River
2008 Dec 28: The 2008 Year Event
2008 Aug 12: Kenyir Re-Visited
2008 Aug 08: Taken to the Memory Lane - UKM 1970 in 2008
2008 Jun: Bukit Besar - The Last Bastion
2008 May: An Old Man and the Sea
2008 Apr: Drifted from the Past
2007 Nov: Ke Tepian Sang Seluang Melaut
2007 Mar: Duku - The Fruit of Terengganu
2006 Oct: The Faces of Ramadan
2006 Aug: Convocation UKM #34 2006
2006 Jun: Bidong Revisited
2006 May: Kenyir, Here I Come
2005 Nov: Jalan Hale Revisited
2005 Apr: In the Backyard (and Frontyard)
2005 Jan: Seri Puteri Eventually Visited
2005 Jan: SAS Re-Revisited
2004 Jul: In the Heart of Two Cities
2004 May: Cameron Highland Revisited
2003 Nov: Reunion of Class of 66
2002 Sep: A Consequential Events from Feb 2002
2001 Dec: Digging Deep Into the Root: SKBT Revisited
2001 Jul: 29th Covocation of UKM
2000 Dec: Just An Unlucky Day
2000 Jul: A MiniReunion of Class of 66
1999 Dec: Study Tour to Taiwan
1999 Sep 23: A Week on Leave
1999 Sep: The Officiation of Smart Technology Centre, UKM
1998 Apr MOU and Launching of Chito-Chem (M) Sdn Bhd
1997 Dec: Rally Nationwide Vision
1995 Dec: SAS Revisited
1994 May: First Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium (APCCS)
1991 Aug: Study tour to Medan, Indonesia
1991 May: A Visit to Langkawi, the Land of Mahsuri
Receding from the Sea, 2010 April 25
Receding From the Sea, 2010 Apr 25
Since the ill-fated venture in 2000 Dec, and even during the most recent 2008 Jun 7. But sea-going is very desirous indeed. Most of the mysteries were actually originated from the seas and oceans. And will remain the source of mysteries to the day they dry up.
The goers. Dr Abdullah et al, all were his close associates in his place and were not aliens to the sea. And my #4,6 and I, and one Pok Sid, the Kota technician. Eight goers. Aged 17 to 65. There was no first timer.
For the second time embarking through Marang LKIM's jetty. Down south of Kuala Terengganu. Perhaps the first in Terengganu to have the wave breaker for safer in and out of the river. Because Kapas was a tourist destination long before Bidong, Redang and Lang Tengah. For six hRM, from three to dawn, in a fifty-nine HP trawler. The first time via here was 2008 Apr 30 Wed.
Ready to disembark. The skipper and the crew. The former would steer the vessel to the ground, and the latter would drop the anchor, and would raise it at the first sound of "let's go home".
Very spaceous and confortable vessel, geared towards more of carryng sea-goers than a trawler. Very minimum gears on board. The water was calm. Not windy, but from the river opening, a thick white cloud appeared to give a cold downfall. Perhaps later of the night.
Into the open sea
First going east of Kapas for some bait on the second layer unjang.
Very small catch. The only fish I got, a small sardine not even fit for squidding bait.
As the night fall we receded to the squid ground closer to the land. It was not a good 'hunt' either. One fish an hour ago, and one squid two hours later. That made the day.
At wee hours, a rainfall, and the sea turned choppy. At dawn, we decided to call the day. And in an hr docked at the jetty, ca 5.30 am Apr 25 Sun.
Dated 2010 Apr 25 Sun