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The Night Arrivals

Dated 2020G Mar 12 Thu 17 Rejab 1441H

An addendum: Mar 1 Sun, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin took his oath of office as Malaysia PM-8 at Istana Negara this morning. I was on DRV JHB-KUL, 4-beranak, and with MUZANI et al, after visiting ALYA et al.

Mar 6 Fri was NA's BD. As always, ALYA initiated the wish. At night, ank-cu2 gathered for a makan2. All but inevitably SB, Edi, Munif and Alya 4-beranak.

Mar 7 Sat, DRVTGG with NA in Nissan. Weather, and traffic were favourable. At LPT2, took the Kerteh exit, detoured to one RESTORAN IKANG. And as impromptu arrangement, joined by MOHD AWANG and MEM. And makan2. A stop in PAKA RR, met one apparently my batch-mate in Padang Midin, Wan Aziz, a retired teacher, as GB, ZALI said in Wasap later in a school of Orang Asal. I know all the names he mentioned, many of them are dearly. Including some teachers. Home in W-Tengah at night.

TRG was very dry at this moment of the year, even breeze-less. The sky was always blue, white spoting was only sporadic. The grass started to turn brownish. Most of the monsoon drain were dry. Noted in W-Tengah, the eventuality of demographic change had taken place. Thus, the border landscape would become a matter not to be taken lightly.

Noted also, Mar 9 Mon, the line up of new PN cabinet, chief-ed by TS MY. Ironically there was no TPM, instead four ministries were graded as senior Ministry, the minster of which could chair the cabinet in the absence of PM. International Trade and Industries, Defence, Works, and Education.

This was while visiting Dr Abdullah Sipat at his new home off-UMT accompanying Dr Abdullah and Roslan.

Mar 12 Thu, NA has a matter in BESUT CT, a forward-ed schedule from next week, but luckily it was swift. All're done in ca 4 h, including the to and fro drive, plus a few stops for some sundries.

Mar 12 Thu, DRVKUL with NA in Nissan, and it was a late afternoon setoff, and night arrival. The day was MENDUNG in the morning in TRG. However, the heat and sunny gradually set in as the day progressed. However it was some skirmish rain just before climbing the Titiwangsa. Traffic in both LPT were favourable. And along all MRR2 too. The COVID-SCARE might have contributed to the non-heavy traffic, although today was the last school day for TRG-et-al for the Mar break. MRR2 was unprecedentedly clear.



Places of Anecdotes

Dated 2020G Mar 5 Thu 10 Rejab 1441H

Feb 17 Mon, DRV TGG-KUL solo in Nissan. NA sayed in TGG, she had a few more things to accomplish. The most important was the TBC AGM on Thu, after which she would return home by air. Being solo, I decided to take the toll-free route as much as possible. Setoff ca 10 am after a makan2 with NA in DEK Alor Terebor. AJJ a must. A refuelling in Dendang before heading Muktafi and onwards. Took Jabor-Gambang by LPT1 to avoid too many lights in Kuantan westward perimeter. Then unavoidably the MTD Karak-Gombak.

The Kuantan-KL roads had accumulated a memoireful of anecdotes from the first bus-ride in 1967, and decades after that, with all the evolving changes. Weather-wise, blue sky with some spotted white clouds. And the traffic was very light too. Entered KL just before the ritual congestion started in MRR2. Some congestion in BTS, the h-way construction was at its massive intensity. HOME-ed just before asar.

A quick b-fast in Dek Alor Terebor (0931)

Buluh Gading bridge (0954), Kubang Jela (0957)

Tok Dor (1103), JPJ (1124), Bukit Besi (1125)

The bends (1159), Nerang w-shop (1228), Maran-K Sentul (1341)

Paya Pulai (1411), Temerloh (1419), Lanchang (1446)

Karak (1502), Terowong (1533), Sg Besi (1613)

UNITEN (1636), B Baginda (1641), Sg Merab (1643)

Feb 22 Sat, NA MH-returned to Sg Merab. The day ASRI started his 3-rd sem exam which would consume at least two weeks.

Feb 23 Sun morning, first time visited PASAR KOMUNITI BANGI, in front of TENERA, which basically was Pasar Tani of Thu evening of Jln-6, and Sun morning off PKNS. It was rumoured that Bazaar of Sat and Tue in Jln-6 would also be forced by MPKJ to come here, by hook or by crook.

Mar 2 Mon, visited the HENTIAN REKO. The place I last frequented in 2007 when I initially took the bus to-and-fro TRG during the initial days of UDM. To TRG on Sat night for the work on Sun morning, and on Thu night from KT to return to the family in Sg Merab. This morning visit was to the IMMIGRATION, NA's renewing her passport. Perhaps I accompanied the 4-beradik once or twice, together or separately in making their passports.

Mar 4 Wed was ASRI's last paper for this Sem, his 3-rd Sem. Followed by normally a few weeks break. With this, ASRI was a year in in an IUKL diploma, and thus far he managed it.

Feb 26 Wed, drove to TAMAN SUNGAI SEKAMAT, attending the persemadian of CG IBRAHIM SIHI, who passed away the evening Feb 25 Tue. CG was our PE teacher in Padang Midin time of 1965-1966 era. Met his wife CG BADARIAH, also our teacher (Geog? History?) who apparently is of Pasir Panjang, KT. And thus heard many with TRG dialect during the event. CG Ibrahim was from Sri Menanti, N9. Some how, the name Kaida Khalid was invoked by one of the attendees, and some how related to the deceased family.

Feb 27 Thu, roaming Alamanda vicinity, dropped by the newly risen SHAFTSBURY, a high rise residency. A BMF outlet was there, and was visited. The evening was eventually ended up in MR KEBAB in Precint-Diplomatik for a makan-spree of CB's BD today.

Feb 29 Sat, the last day of FEB 2020, the LEAP YEAR, another DRV KUL-JHB was made, 4-beranak with NA, CB, and ASRI, visiting ALYA et al. The Adams must have grown bigger by then. MUZANI et al made a similar DRV the day before Feb 28 Fri evening, and settled in a homestay when they arrived. It was in the same apartment complex, but different block. A big treat in SENIBONG, joined by En Shukur and Mem, and KAKYAH-HANIZA et al, who stay in PONTIAN.

The next day Mar 1 Sun on return DRV-JBH-KUL, NA took the opportunity to meet in SUP TULANG ZZ, JB, her UM-buddies she said she had not been seeing for the past 20 years.



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