Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ramadan - and the baby's back!

It's Ramadan again - and already halfway through. How time flies! We've been in KT for a year already! We still continue with having the iftar at the mosque, only this time around we go to another mosque which is nearer to our 'new home' - 'Masjid Terapung' or the floating mosque:

The first time we prayed there on the 4th of Ramadan; surprise, surprise, the imam was the same one that led the prayers at the mosque we went to last year! It was certainly a pleasant surprise as we really enjoy his recitations.. Anyway, another thing that's making our Ramadan pleasant this year is that the baby has come home for the summer holidays! Adik came back to Malaysia after 2 years in Cairo, arriving on the 2nd of Ramadan. We met him at the airport:

Having his favourite spaghetti bolognese for breaking fast at a Petronas petrol station.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Residence

Lots of things had happened since I wrote last. For one thing we've moved out of the 'homestay'. Just when we were getting comfy living there (despite the cramp conditions) we were asked to move out as they were going to do some renovations. At first we were quite upset (not knowing that it was a blessing in disguise) and spent a couple of days just driving around looking for homestays which would want to rent out on a monthly basis (not many, especially suited to the taste of yours truly..). We scanned adverts online and we got lucky when someone posted a house to be rented furnished for RM650 per month (we got it for RM600 later on). And what a blessing in disguise it was! It's a terraced house but a corner lot. A new housing estate and wait for it.., we have a river right on the doorstep (almost!). Yes, a river! (though the Terenganuans call it 'tali-air', whatever). Even though the garden lacks landscaping, having the river there makes up for it. Here are a couple of pictures:

Hopefully I'll be writing more. When we had to move out, we had to uninstall our streamyx and for about a month we were streamyxless. But now we're back in business! Yeay!