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Raya Haji In Q4 of MCO-Recovery - Far From Over

Dated 2020G Jul 31 Fri 10 Z-Hijjah 1441H

The Q4 of MCO-RECOVERY started Jul 22 Wed 1 Z-Hijjah 1441H, through to Aug 4 Tue 14 Z-Hijjah, followed the Q3 of MCO-RECOVERY which started Jul 8 Tue, ended Jul 21 Tue 29 Z-Kaedah 1441H. Practically it was the 14-days quantum continuation of R-Q2 of R-Q1.

The schools re-opened, fully, from Jul 22 Wed 1 Z-Hijjah 1441H, ostensibly with SOP of MCO. It was a hard time for the teachers to maintain the SOP.

On the ground it was rather an eerie state. New cases increased, initiated from import. KKM reverted the HOME-QUARANTINE back to CENTRE-QUARANTINE for those arriving from Jul 24. The media were talking about the so-called SECOND WAVE which had hit countries like Ostolia, and New Zealand, even to some extent China.

Jul 25 Sat 4 Z-Hijjah 1441H, DRVTGG with NA in TAV. From SG BESI, by MRR2 it was a clear drive even at BTS with the never-ending construction from Sg Besi. But at CHERAS congestion started. Through to KERAMAT. Many cars plus some slow haulers. Some congestion too at GOMBAK TOLL. Quite a number of cars. Both tunnels of Terowong SEMPAH were opened, so lessened the congestion. It was dry on LPT1, but rather wet on LPT2. Surprisingly on exit of LPT2 at Bukit Jong, the roads were very dry. Judging by the grass by the road side, coastal TRG was rainless for quite sometimes already.

Jul 26 Sun, DRV-JERTEH. The main mission was in P-RIMAU, to tag the trees that would not be deleted when the bulldozer is called to clean the Lots before erecting the fence. The DURIAN, in Tok Bugis and P-Panjangas, well as in P-Rimau were not guaranteed. Homewards, took to Tembila at Renek, passing the Tempinis Land, and cruising the beach road, including for the first time visited the BEACH OF BETING LINTANG. It has a lay out and scenery just like the Beach of Tok Jembal.

Jul 28 Tue 7 Z-Hijjah 1441H, DRVKUL in TAV, commencing after zohor, after NA had the meeting with KTS, and initially by the beach road. Took LPT2 at K DUNGUN toll. It was a congested-free DRV on all sectors, including in MRR2. Arrived at night to the waiting 3-beradik.

Jul 29 Wed was SB's 2-nd TEST. CB took him to KK-DENGKIL. In two hr the result was made known. NEGATIVE. Alhamdulillah. The agony of quarantine was over.

The next day, Jul 30 Thu 9 Z-Hijjah 1441H, I took SB to Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Sepang for the final procedure of the 14-DAY QUARANTINE. And the pink wristband was scissored-off, ending one big chapter for us, most especially for SB, a payoff for his endurance since 2015 Mar, with several thorny anecdotes in it.

Jul 27 Mon, the time with the sweet homes, including in Tok Jembal and Sepetir. The former was just a regular visit. The latter to keep an eye on the neighbour extension construction about which the workers set up their base on our site. But the most was in W-Tengah itself. The feral were too much, menacing even the plant pots on the g-floor. As the first response, made a strong walls of woods x-construction for the NYIOR-TEBU. Strong enough, a man could climb on it. Replanted another PISANG, also x-Tok Jembal.

Jul 31 Fri 10 Z-Hijjah 1441H - 2020G, the great day of R-HAJI 1441H. In the media, in Mekah, it was reported that the Haj was in a very restricted number of jemaah. Tabung Haji did not send any jemaah this year. For the first time since 2015, every one except one, was present at HOME in SG MERAB, including ALYA ET AL from JB, and especially SB who since then was in Germany.



In Q3 of MCO-Recovery - A Homewardsbound

Dated 2020G Jul 21 Tue 29 Z-Kaedah 1441H

The Q3 of MCO-RECOVERY started Jul 8 Tue, to end Jul 21 Tue 29 Z-Kaedah 1441H. Practically it was the 14-days quantum continuation of R-Q2 of R-Q1. Apart from the SOP of DISTANCING, TEMP and TRACING, life seemed to have returned to normal. Plus one concomitant outcome. The PRICE INCREASE of practically all of the household commodities.

In the Jul 8 Wed 16 Z-Kaedah 1441H KKM statement, the local infection was zero, but a few of imported. And the largest cluster of Seri Petaling was declared white after 28 days of infection free. The country is safe as long as the border is closed. Ironically, the pressure to open the border came from inside, not outside.

Jul 9 Thu 17 Z-Kaedah 1441H, DRVTGG in Nissan with NA. It was a nice drive with a minimum congestion, but a slight wet roads on reaching the Titiwangsa with the westbound terowong in SEMPAH was still closed, but minimum traffic. On the other hand the eastboud traffic was heavily congested after climbing the winding roads, just before the tunnels. Arriving in W-Tengah home, it was noted that our SAS era teacher, CheGu Ramli Ismail, has just passed on. CG Ramli was a teacher with pupils spanning all walks of life.

ALYA et al also returned home on the same day, arriving in the first hr of Jul 17 Fri. They stayed through out the weekend. Had it not been due to the MCO, it would have been a very merry weekend in Sg Merab home.

Jul 11 Sat 19 Z-Kaedah 1441H, a mission drive to Jerteh, NA's home. It was a wedding to attend at P-Panjang home.

And a quick visit to P-RIMAU to locate the borders in view of putting up the fence. It happened that a TOK LITOP in the lot was giving the fruits of quite descent quality.

Jul 13 Mon 21 Z-Kaedah 1441H, a DRVKUL, the morning after seeing Roslan Arshad for a uniza-nostalgia in the SHAKIRIN. It was a drizzling day. Coasted the beach-road, had a late b-fast in Batu-48 Dungun. And into LPT2 at Kerteh-Kemasek toll. It was dry from Gambang, cloudy. Temerloh RR was as busy as during non-MCO time. And again MRR2 was rather free from constipation.

Jul 15 Wed 23 Z-Kaedah 1441H, SB embarked on the 'epic' journey of HOMEWARDSBOUND, for good after 5y plus in Germany, since 2015 Mar. From Wed 7 am, Osnabruck-Frankfurt-Doha-KUL, 1-30 pm Jul 16 Thu. Nonetheless, the MCO had limited the welcoming-home to just CB dashing to KLIA to fetch when all the SOP were followed, after three hr landed, in total contrast to every time he was leaving. And required by MCO SOP for the citizen returnees, was HOME-QUARANTINED for fourteen days to Jul 29 Wed 8 Z-Hijjah 1441, with full KKM SOP. Alhamdulillah, a chapter covering a span of five years from Mar 2015 had completed been written.



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