The adage, you’ll never appreciate something until it’s gone has slapped me right across my face! For more than a week, my area has virtually lost all broadband connection. Streamyx has gone bonkers! And dial-up is so frustratingly slow and by the time you are able to load a page and make comments, the person has made a new entry and your poor comments go unnoticed!!! Masyallah!
For more than a week I have gone sans internet and by that I mean that I haven’t been making entries , reading people’s entries or making
Minus Two and Feeling Blue
We sent Sarah and Sofi off last 29th August. The house was temporarily shrouded with a melancholic atmosphere especially in the girls' room which is now in order and less cluttered. The feeling was similar to when we sent Sofi off last year for the first time.
All so quiet. I miss Sarah's cooking and how she loves to playfully hang around in Luqman's room. I miss their joyful presence around my bedroom and how Sofi would try to shock me with her 'scary' "boo" sounds from behind me.
It's now back to sending the young ones to school and back and doing our own errands. We sure miss you girls! Take care and may the academic year ahead be filled with good marks, kind lecturers, beautiful weather and understanding friends.
Minus Three and Still feeling blue!
And last Sunday we made a day trip down to KL, then to Lembah Beringin and back to Kuantan via genting, to send Muhammad back to his college. Muhammad suggested we use the old road behind his college that leads to Kerling. It’s an old road that cuts through a palm-oil estate. He failed to inform us of a left turn to be taken and I used my ‘usually unfailing bearing intuitions’ and told iKelah to turn right. After half hour of arduous journey, we realized we had made a wrong turn when we ended at an orang-asli village!!
No wonder the estate dwellers along the road stared curiously at our car when we passed them! At one point, we had to stop the car as we saw some of them trying to capture and kill a huge and long green snake with sticks!! I tell you! It was an eerie feeling. The snake was writhing and gliding away on the road trying to outdo the capturers. And as dusk was approaching, it was getting unpleasantly dark. And Kerling was no where in sight! By the time we reached the dead end, I felt doomed and the background sound of twilight zone was playing in my ears!!
After retracing our track and finally having found the small Kerling town, I was sighing with great relief!!
Moral of the story: never try unfamiliar road when you’re in a hurry and dusk is approaching!!