Monday, April 27, 2009

Life is an Improvement

The pilot announced "we have landed in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. To all passengers Welcome to Malaysia and to all Malaysians..Welcome Home !"....fuhh I never felt so excited when I heard this announcement. My adrenalin pumped up when I saw the green grass and lines of palm trees surrounding the airport. After 6 months ....I am home !!

My wife wanted to pick me up at the airport but I declined the offer because I wanted to travel by KLIA Express, LRT and taxi so that I could see the faces of Malaysians again in their morning rush to work. I enjoyed the journey very much amidst the pushing, the squeezing, the humidity and the thousand smells of perfumes. Along the journey to the heart of Kuala Lumpur I could see a lot of completed development in KL. In fact I could notice how tall the trees and its shades have grown. I smirked alone whilst watching all the scenery of KL through the LRT windows. I wondered whether I could notice all these changes had I never left KL.

Although this trip home was for 4 days only, my schedules were full with activities with families and friends. In fact I have attended birthday bashes (for me by my wife and Dewangga Sakti), newborn greeting (welcome to Muhammad Rafiq Bin Muhammad Zurrusydi) and a funeral (Al-Fatihah to my Atuk Usu Hj Harun).

The new man in town

In every place I went to and peoples I visited, I saw nothing but good improvement in them. There is an up-market version of Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa restaurant near my house in Taman Melati, my Madumas apartment is almost completed, the DUKE highway is in full service, my son Adrin has become cleverer, Dewangga Sakti is progressing rapidly with their recording using newly acquired instruments and voice, the recording studio Purple Sound has moved to a bigger place, my parents looked fit and healthy, my father bought himself a new LCD TV and my wife looked more beautiful (hehe..).

Madumas Apartment@Setapak..any taker?


Walking with a big boy

For the record..my wife and son

Talking about improvement, I took advantage of the cheaper prices in Malaysia by upgrading myself to a Fender Jazz Bass and a Macbook. This upgrade is not a privilege but a long-time dream that finally come true due to long hard efforts (in earning and saving money !).

Kasi murah la tokey..

The crazy guys in Dewangga Sakti

Keeper of the keys

Purple Studio's new cat

Well...Alhamdulillah. That is all I can say when my aeroplane touched Dubai airport again.


"Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave
and grow old wanting to get back to"


John Ed Pearce (Pulitzer prize winner, writer)





25 comments:

mutakalim said...

"In every place I went to and peoples I visited, I saw nothing but good improvement in them."

--alhamdulillah long.

fadeltoha said...

aku baru dgr citer ko balik malaysia..tup2 aku baca blog ko ni, ko dh sampai dubai..at least lepaslah rindu ko kat anak & wife ko ye tak?

hady said...

sangat setuju dengan kamu
orang yang xpernah tinggalkan malaysia
tak akan tahu betapa indahnya malaysia

all the small things
... pokok pokok yang hijau
... hujan
... lagu lagu dari radio era
... orang ramai yang bersesak sesak sepanjang perjalanan dari klia ke kl sentral

i cant stop from smiling all the way from airport to sentral

dikelilingi oleh rupa yang familiar
memang feels like home!

Noerman said...

Long..tolong jngan kawan ngan budak baju pink 2..rosak akhlak ko nanti..
hahahha!!

cohong gym said...

I see trees are green, red roses too. I see them bloom for me and you. And i think to myself,
what a wonderful world.

everytime aku jalan-jalan, naik moto atau kereta, aku mesti tak pernah lepaskan peluang untuk melihat pemandangan dan kemajuan di Malaysia.

HERMZZ said...

cis Cohong. Hang bawak motor 170kmph, mana nak nampak pemandangan....

Lagi pun, hang bukan asal Bengali punya negara ka?

hahahha

ms.d said...

couldnt agree more...

i remembered when i first touched down in malaysia after 3 years living in glasgow and never once i have the chance to get my feet back in the malaysian soil...

once i touched down 2 years ago,there were so many things have changed! my dad's grey hair getting more and more, my mum's new Elizabeth Arden spectacle which only then i know that she change it every year....plate number kereta kat KL dah sampai WQ...!!! hahaha...kalau duk rumah jer, its hard to see things that change kan?

glad u had fantastic time in your hometown..

p/s : taman melati dah nearby my parents house jer tuuu...hehehee

p/s/s : ohhh i found your blog thru hady's ehee

cohong gym said...

Man,
hahahahhaha kalau 170kmh, aku pandang depan je.

Tapi bila aku slow, aku akan pandang kiri dan kanan menikmati pemandangan.

Asal je sana, tapi dah jadi warganegara Malaysia. So kena la jadi patriotik hehehehehe

Kirk "Hamidi" Hammett said...

When I walk, I look for girls. When I run, I look for girls. When I sit, I look for girls. When there are no girls, I remember cohong! hahahaha!!!! Sajak khas utk cohong yg selalu kesunyian!!!

Along, aku kira sedih gak baca blog ko kali ni. tinggalkan family demi kerja. Kadang2 aku heran la. camne ko boleh tahan keadaan camtu. Hmm kalau aku, tanak aku buat camtu...kira hebat juga ko ni!

cohong gym said...

hahahahhha sajak kau tak best.

Mid, Along ada GF kat Dubai heheheheh

doremon said...

bukan ada BF ke???

HERMZZ said...

Betul la Long,

Gua respect sama lu bro! Reading this entry make me wonders if I were to face the same scenario. I will not be as stron as you are. Kau memang hebat bro.. and to your wife, I really salute her!

To your young boy, please dont forget to tell him (if possible everyday) that you love him so much. Yeah.. I know its hard to grow up without a father sitting next to you.

cohong gym said...

hahahahha lupa pulak Along gay. Dia ada BF bukan GF hahahaha.

Tapi Along memang hebat. Sanggup merantau ke negara orang mencari rezeki. Aku tak sanggup beb.

Jumper said...

It's such a short & sweet homecoming. Life is good when we open our eyes to appreciate the things that we have; both right infront of our eyes and those we left behind. To be able to sense and be appreciative of the small progress in the making, proves that you have the abundance of great essense of positivity in your life.

doremon said...

betul la tu kata pepatah melayu, sayang isteri tinggal-tinggalkan!!! tengok along tu bila balik je nampak orang rumah LAGI CANTIK!!! kan long kan kan kan

HERMZZ said...

Rumah yang mana satu??

cohong gym said...

Mon,
hahahahahah kau kena cakap rumah yang mana satu. dia ada beberapa oppppssss kantoi la pulak. Along, sori, tak sengaja mengantoikan kau

doremon said...

humangaiii!!! sonyap2 jo kau jang, ghumah dah duo tigo???

HERMZZ said...

Ha tu la korang. Sekarang Along dah updated to a new 4.0 firmware. Pemacu keras dia dah tahap dewa.

Nama timangan Along kat Dubai, Jee Fat

Syamsulfaiz said...

Shah mutakalim,
Tak sempat jumpa kau lg. Harap kau pun bertahap maju sekarang.

Fadeltoha,
Dapatla lepaskan rindu..

Hady,
Memang best Hady kannn..

Norman,
Betul la Man, budak baju pink tu muka mcm kena selsema babi wahahaha jgn mare..

Cohong,
Mesti juga kau mengusha aweks dan abangs ketika menunggang wahahah

HERMZZ,
Cohomg jd expat kat KL, kg dia jauh di benua lain wahaha

MsD,
Thank you for visiting. Kira sekampung la kita di Taman Melati.

Hamid,
Cari makan dan cari pengalaman punya pasal. Tapi aku berterima kasih pada isteriku yg memberi galakan dan sokongan. Kalau dia tak sanggup aku pun tak merantau camni..

cohong gym said...

Along,
Aku usha aweks je. Yang lain tak main la.

Man,
Along bukan Jee Fat tapi Chee Pap hahahahha

Syamsulfaiz said...

Jumper,
You really have some good words there. You are one of the positive elements that I have found in this desert land.

Syamsulfaiz said...

Mon,
Rumah aku 3 sekarang. Rumah sewa Klang Gate, rumah sewa Al Warqaa 1 dan rumah beli Madumas. Tapi orang umah, one and only Puan Zuraidah. Hehe

peacebuy said...

Salam Encik Syam,

Gempamelayu datang melawat 'Dubai'. Betulkan di sana? Anyway nak tanya pasal apartment tu, nak jual ke? Kalau nak jual boleh bagi details?

Terima kasih..

p.s.
Comelnyaaaa anak you, sudah pasti ikut maknya...

Alif Lam said...

Along, aku nak tahu kesahihan cerita ni.. harap2 ngko tak jadi macam nie.. hehe..
http://1426.blogspot.com/2009/04/si-muflis-berbogel-di-dubai.html

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