The year 1991.
I dreamed to have a bicycle like this when I was ten. The dream came true forty five years later - when my kids abandoned their bicycles for the games on PC.
Most events were extensions of the 1990 assignment, including the major lectures: SK 4642 in Semester II (90/91) and SK4732 in Semester I (1991/92), plus the SD courses facilitation, and the hons project students' supervision, and plus the committee things, the KBSM matters and things with DBP. Some parental 'delis' required modification since Rubaini shifted her Form 1 from SMK BBB to SMAS Kajang from Jan 18 Fri. I dealt with her in the very early morning to Kajang (racing with the train, competing for the gate bar at the crossing) while Zizah dealt with the SRK-ers in BBB. From April, I made a mutual arrangement with a fellow parent, Dr Idris of UPM in Jln 2/2; he would take the girls to school in the morning, and I picked them in the afternoon, but yet I had to take Rubaini to BBB. Pak Zik, turned up on Jan 30 Wed after about a month messaged, and I zeroed with him the house building payment so that I could continue to bring up my children in a home free from any fear; preceeding the night dinner of Ikatan (Persatuan Penerbit Melayu Malaysia) in KL Regent on PAP ticket.
Perhaps the year was better marked by a world event: Jan 17 Thu, the US invaded Iraqis in Kuwait. It was known later as Gulf War I (GW1) after much anticipation that US would continue with a series of military interventions in order to rob the middle east oil. The US had all the means to anihilate the iraqis on the desert between Baghdad and Kuwait City.
During the mid-sem break beginning Jan 28, I attended the Malay Language Update Course organised by the Pusat Bahasa, which turned out to be a sponsored 'picnic' for the managers of the Linguistic Society. We never recieved the certificate to this date.
At National Fry Hatchery and Research Centre, Pulau Sayak. We were told that the fry researched in Gelah Patah Aquaculture, the place we visited last year, were flown from here in a special flight.
The consultancy works with TR Perusahan slowed down because of the raw material problem; constant supply could nor be established although no problems arised from the chemicals. A meeting on Feb 9 Sat in Semenyih was not quite an encouraging one.
In Parapat, Toba (left) and Samosir background (right).
Lunch in Restoran Garuda in Medan (left), and in a sea-food production in Belawan (right).
KBSM4 went through, PAP was officially communicated on Jan 7 Mon. Anuar DPI was still a PAP part in the bridge to BBT. In DBP, Feb, a translated chemistry ms was read, to be set by Pakar Set Teknik for DBP; it took a second reading to get closer.
Mac 18 Mon was Ramadan 1411 and the Eid was on April 16 Tue in Trg (and fishing). And another home break to Trg on Aug 12 - 21. The school final break began on Oct 26 Sat. The new school day was on Dec 2 Mon. This year Muzani inched to Year 1 SRK BBB, on top of the standing Zidni, Year 3, Malini Year 6, and Rubaini Form 2 in SMAS, Kajang.
Computer AT 286 appeared. This was the period I had my own first PC, ca. five years after I first laid my fingers on a PC key-board (of the department controversial IBM-clone): an AT 286 - 1991 Oct 30 with Windows 3.1 running on 10/20 MHz CPU speed, 512 kb upgraded (from 256 kb) graphic ram, 1 mb RAM, 40 mb HD - twin 5.5" FDD (added later on a 3.5" FDD); before CD era. Movie was barely playable on such a PC with the aid of an additional video card. I could not afford a DOS-run PC before that. There was only one such DOS-run PC HDD-less in the department. The DTP was Ventura, on which I laid-out my sebbatical (Apr 1, 1989 - Dis 31, 1989) product: a book "Rentasan Kimia Fizik" of which I persuaded successfully Pustaka Aman to publish and print (1992).
Edition dated May 2003