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Shawal 1439H-2018G

Dated 2018G Jun 20 Wed 6 Shawal 1439H

Much of the late Ramadan times were with ank-cu2 in Sg Merab home. But this one was with siblings. A naturally rare gathering, unlike when we were young.

Shawal this year was Jun 15 Fri, and we were in SG MERAB home, 4-beranak, while SB was in Germany in his sixth semester end. And apart from MUZANI et al in PENANG, all ank2 were around, including ALYA et al, homing from JB for the break.

And visiting, like the raya two years ago, were my late elder brother's children from KUANTAN, SHAH ALAM, KLANG who gathered in BANTING before convoy-ing to here. And we were visiting only one, NA's Abg Jamil in Sect-3.

Jun 17 Sun 3 Shawal 1439H, DRVTGG in Nissan with NA and Asri 3-beranak to resume the RAYA break in TRG. RUBY et al were a day ahead in TRG, while MALINI et al a day later. Both home-stayed in TOK JEMBAL. CB opted to stand guard with his work in USIM.



A Second Ramadan Peek

Dated 2018G Jun 10 Sun 25 Ramadan 1439H

Jun 3 Sun 18 Ramadan 1439H, a DRVTGG, with NA, for the second time in Ramadan. The first in Ramadan was May 21-23 Mon-Wed, 5-7 Ramadan. The weather and traffic were just fine. In a rare drive, at the end of the route, from AJIL I took the rakyat-route to KTrg. At Padang Midin, I had the glimpse of my 1966 F3A class at the School. I usually had the glimpse from the opposite direction, infrequently on DRVKUL. Arriving in Pengadang Baru, just after Padang Midin, in Ramadan, one could not resist stopping to see under the long line of canopies, comprising the BAZAAR in Ramadan. In 1966 year end, I had a very memorable anecdote of getting trapped in the annual flood in this vicinity.

NA had a few matters to touch up in KTRG CT. Then in RYP Office in Jerteh, Jun 6 Wed 21 Ramadan, going there by DAY-trip DRV, during which both of us took the opporturnity to make a 'courtesy' visit to the Land Office. And had the IFTAR in P-Panjang home. RYP was also on the office iftar, and thus for the first time WITHOUT NA. The last time accompanying NA for the office iftar was Ramadan 2016 Jul 3 Sun 28 Ramadan 1437H, at the usual place AL-FATHIRAH-2.

PRU-14 was well over the rakyat. Signs of the festival had long been cleaned off, and disappeared. Arriving in KTRG with both homes in Tok Jembal and W-Tengah were under a dry spell. Overnight in the former on the first night, and the rest in the latter.

Being in RAMADAN, the BAZAARS were every where. KUZA, Kg Baru KERTEH, PAKA, W-TENGAH, JERTEH, CHENEH. No shortage of instant meal all along in DRVTGG and DRVKUL.

Jun 7 Thu 22 Ramadan, DRVKUL. We had the iftar in TEMERLOH RR of LPT1 on the meals acquired in CHENEH. Many motorists stopped by, but unfortunately only three kiosks were opened. A drink, a food, both were with a long Q even after the iftar, and another misc. The place was not planned for the muslim iftar break although the Surau was full at the maghrib time. A pity actually, a missed opportunity. Ironically, many cleaners were on duty.



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