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Friday, June 17, 2011

Life is Like a Cup of Coffee

God, it has been a hectic week! The new semester has started and what with all 5 classes starting new syllabuses, I am quite stressed out gathering new materials for teaching aids. Thank God for the internet! Got this video clip as motivation for students. Love a good cup of coffee but don't drink much, prefer decaf... Anyway, happy viewing!

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Supernatural!

Last week we went back to our home in Meru. We had been home 3 weeks before and when we got back to Kuala Terengganu then, I realised I haven’t got one of my rings with me. I assumed I must  have left it back home in Meru. So, the minute we reached our home last Thursday afternoon, I headed straight towards my dressing table expecting it to be there where I would have usually left it. It wasn’t there, and I searched here and there on the (rather cluttered) dressing table but in vain… I said to myself, never mind, it’ll turn up sooner or later (well.. thinking maybe I’ll find it somewhere where I’ve misplaced it. Anyway, it wasn’t a very expensive ring though it’s my favourite).
Well, the next day, as I was passing the dressing table.. there it was, sitting in a group with my other rings where I left them the night before. I was thrilled and immediately called out to the hubby asking him where had he found it. He asked me what I was talking about. I told him not to play a joke on me and he said honestly he wasn't joking and I believe him. Suddenly, "Oh no, it's happening again; it's the 'borrowing thingy'!". It has happened a couple of times before; me losing some personal article and after sometime it would turn up someplace that I've already searched high and low for, somewhere I wouldn't have missed. God, it freaked me out and it's still freaking me out when I think about it! The hubby suggested that 'it' probably hasn't got jewellery to attend some wedding or something, so it borrowed my ring (lol). Of course as Muslims I believe in the Hereafter and the Angels, which are things from the spiritual world. I don't actually expect to experience any unusual happenings in my daily affairs but this incident strengthens my believe that there are jinns (supernatural creatures) living amongst us and this particular 'thingy' amuses itself by borrowing things from people...

There it was with my other rings (probably thinking that I wouldn't notice its presence with the other rings there)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Reunion

I know I haven't been updating my blog for a long, long time (2 months!) what can I say? Had time, nothing to write; something to write, no time..bla bla excuses,excuses.. Anyway, here's something interesting that happened 4 days ago. I attended a reunion with friends who studied/lived in Cardiff, Wales around early to mid-80s. One of us had the initiative to text-message and email a few and it started the ball rolling. In the end we managed to meet at De Palma, Shah Alam on the 28th of May. It was a Saturday, I thought I couldn't make it as I usually work on Saturdays but Alhamdulillah, exams' just over and no more classes, so I took leave and there I was catching up with friends some of whom I haven't seen for over thirty years! Here are some pics from the event:

The food was marvelous too (too much and too rich, though)

2 teachers, a dean and 2 datins...

Us, Cardiffians