Saturday, 21 May 2016

Back to writing.... again (I hope)...

My second son Harith, who studies at a university in Makassar Indonesia, sent me a whatsapp message last week. He asked why I have stopped updating this blog. I messaged back, saying that my interest in blogging seem to be waning although I do have a few stories floating about in my mind.

As a form of encouragement for me to continue, my son told me that I have a readership base in Indonesia (hmmm... really?). He has an Indonesian friend who likes to read this blog, especially on things relating to local Malaysian culture. Well, I guess that's a good reason enough as any to keep this sparsely-posted blog alive.

I'll resume with a short post. Below is an outdoor wedding photo of our nephew, Ridzuan Zaid during the reception at his parent's home in Tangkak, Muar last month. The pretty bride is Nur Diyana Zainal Abidin, who hails from the small town of Batu Kikir in Negeri Sembilan.

We had made the trip to the bride's family home for the engagement ceremony some time last year and I had hoped to write more about that visit. I'll try to do that for my next post, insyaAllah...

Ridzuan and Diyana. 16 April 2016

10 comments:

mamasita said...

Rubber tree backdrop of bride and groom in Tangkak..really awesome..
May their marriage be filled with endless everfresh 'latex' of happiness and success all the way..Aameen

Beautiful wedding photo..May Allah Bless the bride and groom with lots of happiness dunia and akhirat..Aameen

p.s.
I was born in Tangkak estate.
But did not grow there.
Still, when Tangkak is mentioned, I get quite excited always.

eddy said...

good to hear...you are a good story teller lah bro :)

Oldstock said...

Salam mamasita,

My brother-in-law decided to retire in Tangkak where his last posting was as the district information officer. He bought a piece of kampung land adjacent to an old rubber smallholding.

This particular photo is one of those unplanned shots that turned out quite well. The bride and groom were outside, saying goodbyes to some of the groom's friends. I saw the opportunity of having the rubber trees as background. So as the couple was heading back towards the reception tents, I asked them to stop for a pose. After uploading from camera to PC, I was quite pleased with the result.

Wishing you are doing well over there in Kuantan.

Oldstock said...

Thanks Eddy.Hey when is our next teh tarik session?

Amelia said...

Hi Old Stock, nice couple, wishing them all the best and happy marriage. Nice wedding picture, love the rubber tree background.

Best regards,
Amelia

Anonymous said...

Assalamulaykum Pak Fadhil Isma
I can't resist the temption to parachute into your blog sphere after reading the teh tarik session that appears similar to my OGC (Old Geezer Club)of Ampang Jaya KL tagline BTW I am Abdul Rahman Adam on Facebook.... a septuagenarian who hails for kampung Endau Mersing and my spouse is from Jalan Dapat JB happy to have stumbled upon your interesting blog....selamat meneruskan ibadah puasa Pak Oldstock

Oldstock said...

Hi Amelia. This is my best pic of the couple out of so many that I took.

Oldstock said...

Alaikum salam Sdra Abdul Rahman Adam. Thank you for dropping by and commenting. If you are from Endau in Mersing, I'm pretty sure we have mutual friends somehow. My wife's side of the family are from Mersing. Do drop by again. Hopefully one day we can have teh tarik together :-)

3yearshousewife said...

Ahhh, that's explain the reader from Makassar in my live traffic feed. I also hv one frequent reader from Venezuela.
I too suffer from a writing lethargy but had a sudden burst of energy to write about things at noon.

Oldstock said...

As,

I've long ago accepted the fact that I'm not a consistent writer as I would've liked. So I just write when I feel like it... which is not very often nowadays. And that is actually not good, hehehe...