Sunday, September 27, 2009
The Clan Holds More than Family.
We always seek happiness among family members and friends. Those with huge families and friends may find this enough but I found out that extending the family membership to include the descedents of grandmas and grandpas will extend the happiness beyond expectation. The family tree suddenly blossomed into a glorious spectacle of relationships that included people you'd never imagined to be related to you. Distant maybe but most exciting.
The last few days I've been following up on the clan scenario. The gatherings at my in-laws' house were enough to convince me that if all of them were to give me their support to run for an election, I'd at least not loose my "wang pertaruhan". Menang tu tidaklah kerana not even members of a family support one party, hehe. A gathering of my grandma's and her sister's descendents
(Robah dan Dorai)- a 3rd gathering really- as captured by the above pics, produced a huge crowd that brought back wonderful memeories and brought together doctors, engineers, lecturers, musicians, businessmen, administrators, and... you name it. Yet only about quarter of the clan membership attended the gathering this time.
Closer to the family story, after several attempts for all of us to meet, only four of us managed to do it this time - my 2nd sister Hasnah. my brothers Zainal and Shaari, and mysself. The two little girls are my sister's grandchildren. The other brothers and sisters could not come to the gathering at my Uncle's home in Kg. Kundang, some 3 kilometers away from Ulu Bendul Recreational Center and Resort.
The other pics show the Pesta 1 Malaysia and Aidilfitri Food Festival at Port Dickson. I never believe that all the various food and dishes offered at such festivals ( from satay to cendol) were free for there are so many of them. The government must be spending a big portion of rakyat's money on the pelanchongan bashes. But what the heck. It's giving the rakyat back what they deserve in terms of fun and festivities...and food of course.
My only regret, at the party in Dr Norzah's home ( she's my sis) I spent most of the time in the music room playing the piano and other instruments that I forgot to snap some shots for the album and blog. Hope somebody else did it and will download the pics to me later for inclusion on this site.
Finally, I got two old pics that I could not recognize. They're among those found in the other shots. If you can identify them through a response to this post, you might just win a prize. Please leave you address, though. or just phonenumber.
Happy HR to u all. It's not over yet.