Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A GREAT HOME WELCOME




Last weekend I had the pleasure of having both my parents, my sister OG and her family and my sister Dekdah at my place. OG (who is currently residing in Beijing) had not travelled to Kuantan by road since at least 15 years ago as the old road had put her off tremendously. This time round after much coaxing and reassurance from me she decided to take the relatively new highway to a test.

"We need you to tell us the way" she said. "There's nothing to guide. It's just a straight-forward road" my dad whom had arrived a few days earlier said. "Yeah. Just follow the sign-board and we'll reach Kuantan" said Redza, her hubby. " Just call me once you've reached Temerloh" I reminded her. And OG texted me back, "To quote Nana (her second daughter who is 6): in which continent is Temerloh? hehe. You see, Nana is now hot on the geographical wherabouts of things. My reply was, "Tell her it's somewhere in the remote coast of Timbuktu and I am sure she knows where that is!"

Along the way OG messaged me: "This is beginning to be like the far, far away land in Shrek 2 when the donkey kept on harassing Shrek with the question 'are we there yet? Are we there yet" And I candidly replied, "No. This is more like the valley of Modor in LOTR, where the Urukhais reside" :-)

To ease OG and Redza, we waited for them at Semambu and led them to the house. OG's daughters are good swimmers and upon seeing the inticing sea-water nearby, they seized the opportunity with marked enthusiasm, the next morning.




We had a grand time as all my dear children are at home for holidays. As we had not taken a complete family pic together, we posed for one. (Only this time, my sis Ita and her family were not around)

Nana and Dad

To my parents and sisters, thanks for the visit. To OG: thank you for enduring the 2 1/2 hours journey. To Nina and Nana, you're welcome to visit us again soon! And to Sarah and Sofi, 'welcome home!'

20 comments:

nusayba said...

seronoknya family gathering. we have yet to balik kampung to terengganu as a family this year. but theres plans that wed be able to do so this weekend. a 3-day trip is something compared to no trip at all kan? i bet my dad is going to have a sore back after all the driving though.

Queen Of The House said...

It must have been a lovely family gathering -- look at all the smiling faces!

Your sis OG sounds like me - malaslah nak travel kalau jalan tu 'susah' sikit, hehehe.

Now that the 2 girls are home, dah terubatlah rindu mak, ye? Have fun with all the kids :-)

anggerik merah said...

DITH, is so wonderful feeling to have family reunion! You have a lovely family.

mynn said...

best baca your article. somehow, i could feel the joy and excitement. bestnya! very222 nice pictures of the family.

it must be nice to be back in malaysia after so long eh Sarah & Ifos.

haaa buat i rasa nak balik!!

Mama Sarah said...

nice!!! Maman is supercool!!!

and welcome home to sarah & sofi too. how are they adjusting to Kuantan's weather?

neemo said...

Maman macam pendiam je bila jumpa in person. Hehe.

easylady said...

bestnyaaa..kumpul ramai-ramai.. I am sure DITH mesti kepenatan. Eh lauttu walking distance ngan ur house?Sib baik anak I x nampak dulu. Kalau tidak...

pycnogenol said...

AND....to DITH, thank you for updating and for sharing the happy reunion with us all here.

That first pic is indeed a scene of happiness, the centre of joy and cheerfulness. Home must surely be the nearest thing to heaven on earth!!

bea said...

..... and our heaven is so so very quiet now!!!!!

hiyoshi said...

Look at that, everybody looks like they're so happy....

...especially the little girl in the red bathing suit ;)

kenakelayan said...

best nyer best nyer best nyer balik mesia!

mynn said...

so ifos & sarah cuti lama mana. kalau 1st year medicine kat sini, cuti 3 bulan. sure puas hati balik malaysia kalau 3 bulan.

dr in the house said...

Nusayba- May you have a memorable/happy trip. So how's your layout business?

QOTH- but you dont mind the journey to AS, do you?

AM- How's the little man?

Mynn- Next month isnt it?

Mama Sarah- Insyallah they are adjusting fine to the whether here. In fact it's now even hotter over there than here.

Neemo- "macam" jek, hehe

Easylady- Laa...ingat you tahu..lain kali boleh mandi laa...:p

Pycno- Indeedy!

Bea- But your kids are within reach and that's comforting to know!

Hiyoshi- That little girl in red has a knack of quizzing you right and left! hehe...so what's the capital of California?? :p...all this while I thought it was San Fransisco! haha

KKL- you're sounding like the donkey (what's his name?) in Shrek...haha

dr in the house said...

Mynn- Sebulan 3 minggu

kenakelayan said...

Donkey in Shrek = Donkey/Don-KEH.

:D Are we there yet?

hiyoshi said...

KKL

Nice impersonation you have there.

mynn said...

kelakar lah DiTH tanya nama donkey in shrek. as KKL said = the name is Donkey. LOL

dr in the house said...

Mynn-- that's me....I never can register the names of characters in a movie, cartoon or not....

crimsonskye said...

The little girl beside maman is nana, is it? She looks just like my cousin Damia :)

No pictures of iFos' Menu of the Year? hehe..

dr in the house said...

CS- yes that's Nana, her full name is Nadia Adriana

Everyone was so engrossed with eating that night and forgot to take pics of the glorious food!

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