Lest we forget…

Since Ayah is no longer around; Eid Mubarak will never be the same again. My life will never be the same again since his departure on January 24th, 2000.  I was few months shy from being called to the Malaysian Bar. Ayah didn’t get to witness the day his daughter achieved his dream.

However, I believe that he can watch me now from heaven. I hope he knows that I got married and we now have Luqman. Eid Mubarak is a special day for parents. Go home, hug them and  tell them that you love them.

Salam Aidilfitri. Maaf Zahir Batin.

Ayah dan ibu
Itulah permulaan kami
Dapatlah melihat bulan dan
Matahari
Ahai…

Yang dikurniakan dari Ilahi
Ahai…
Ayah dan ibu lah
Mesti dihormati

Ayah dan ibu
Wali dan juga keramat
Pada mereka kita beri hormat
Ahai…
Bagilah tunjuk ajar dan
Nasihat
Supaya hidup
Supaya hidup kita akan selamat

28 thoughts on “Lest we forget…

  1. Dear Jefree, Elviza and Luqman,

    Salam Aidil Fitri. Maaf Zahir Batin.

    May bountiful blessings of love be bestowed on this family from Ramadan to Ramadan.

    Salam

    Thank you Sir! Salam Aidilfitri from us three

  2. Elviza,

    You reminded me of my ayah too. Your ayah did not die, he just passed on in another room.

    Thank you for your heartwarming regards in the previous post. Will email you either later today or tomorrow.

    You are a tremendous blessing to me by being unafraid to be vulnerable for prayer request. Each opportunity to pray for someone is a privilege and blessing disguised as angel God sent.

    I am a Christian. Whatever our doctrine, the God that I know is magnanimous enough to accept every one.

    Hi & Lo,

    I read the sentence countless of time “your ayah did not die, he just passed on in another room”. How comforting. Let me stay here for a while.

    And yes, I reach out everytime I need to. I guess I am what WS call “I wear my heart upon my sleeve – Othello”

  3. Salam sis Elviza:

    Yes, Raya is low toned without our parents.
    Bapak left us about 10 years ago, but I will always balik kampong to Raya with Mak.

    Semoga Ayah2 dan bapak2 kita di golongkan sebagai ahli jannah, ameen.

    SELAMAT HARI RAYA to you,Luqman and Jefree.

    Salam TA,

    Semoga mereka semua berada di syurga jannah sekarang, insyaAllah.

  4. Elviza,
    Luqman’s recovery is Allah’s biggest Hari Raya gift to you and Jefferey. Lets pray that he recovers fully.
    Selamat Hari Raya.

    Brother,

    It is indeed our most blessed Raya from God. I am still keeping a close watch on him, just in case. Other than that, he now is terrorising my poor mother in law who has to juggle preparing for raya and chasing him around. He can’t sit still for a minute. Wonder where he got all the energy.

    Selamat Hari Raya.

  5. salam sis,
    still have both my parents. but now that afifah dah pulang, hmm….

    salam Aidil Fitri to you and family.
    Maaf Zahir Batin too.

    salam sis E,

    How lucky to still have both of your parents around. As for arwah Afifah, I cannot imagine how you must have felt. No parents should outlive their child. Now that I am a parent, I know how my parents must have felt.

    Selamat Hari Raya to you, your entire family & hamster2 you.

  6. Raya is truly a family matter. Selamat Hari Raya to you and family fr me & Michael. Nanti post gambar family on raya morning ye?

    Sis Farina,

    Selamat Hari Raya to you and Michael too. Have a blesses Syawal to the both of you. Hugs and kisses from luqman

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  8. I’m spending all my time with my mum & dad now.. especially mum who is still very weak.

    Do remember her in your prayers, my friend.

    Btw, pop over & collect your award.😉

    My friend Jemima,

    Your dear mother is always in our prayers since the first time you let us know. May God take away her sufferings soonest possible. You hang in there. This too shall pass.

    I have an award?

  9. Elviza
    Yes, Raya is not perfect without the loved ones who had departed. But here wishing you and the family a near perfect Eid Mubarak 1428. Am so so thankful that Luqman will be celebrating Raya in full health.
    Selamat Hari Raya dan Maaf Zahir Batin
    aMiR

    aMiR,

    Oh, I was so excited reading your comment about Papan Tikam in TWB, so much so that I had to leave another lengthy comment in 3540 Jalan Sudin. Hogging her space like usual. Selamat Hari Raya to you and your family. Semoga mendapat rahmat dari Nya di bulan Syawal ini. Maaf Zahir Batin.

    Jefree and I are so relief that Luqman is back on his feet. What a scare. Thanks for the prayers and your support all this while.

  10. Salam…

    Selamat Hari Raya …semuga sentiasa mendapat RahmatNya…Amin

    Maaf Zahir Batin

    Selamat Hari Raya to you too Dr. Mokk. Go easy on everything, no smoking (just in case you like it).

  11. Hi Elviza

    I believe your dad is watching you from heaven with pride – of what you have become and achieved.

    Here’s wishing you and your family a beautiful, blessed and joyous Hari Raya.

    Dear Jac,

    Selamat Hari Raya to you too. Even if I am sure if wont be much of a raya across the globe where you are. Anyway, thanks for everything.

  12. yo sis,

    i’m off the net too for a week at least. here’s wishing u, hub and hunky luke selamat hari raya, salam aidilfitri. ampon maaf jika ada tersilap kata dan terkasar bahasa. have a great syawal.

    Selamat Hari Raya Bro! Maaf Zahir Batin

  13. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri Aunty!
    Maaf Zahir & Batin.

    Have a wonderful time this Raya!

    Selamat Hari Raya Sayang… your duit raya soon ok?

  14. Salam Aidil Fitri
    Maaf Zahir Batin.
    Should you be driving, do be extra careful.

    Chegu,

    Selamat Hari Raya. And our driving would only be from Setiawangsa to Damansara and around Taman Tun & Shah Alam sahaja this raya. Thanks for the reminder though

  15. Mish, Selamat Hari Raya to You & family.
    Do come by and bring lil Luq ok?

    Salam Aidilfitri old friend. We ll meet up soon ok?

  16. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to you and all at home, Elvi.

    God bless you all and thank you God for Luqman’s recovery and safety.

    Enjoy!

    Thank you for your prayers Brother.

  17. Hi Elviza,
    Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to you and your family. Warm wishes from my family.

    Thank you Tony. Happy holidays to you too

  18. Wishing you and the family a joyous Eid Mubarak, E.

    Maaf zahir dan batin.

    Yer coming for the Nurin Alert gathering next week?

    Salam Aidilfitri bro. When exactly is that and where? Please text me asap

  19. Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin. I am an anon but sometimes what you wrote is what others felt but they failed to find the right word and no one’s listening anyway. Its like listening to sudir’s song and you wept quietly in the morning of aidilfiri. It helps to know that there is someone in the other room.

    Sofiairdina,

    Silly isn’t it? Sometimes we just cant find the rigt words to describe our feelings. I don’t cry as much now. Time, as they say, heals all pain. But the thoughts about him are always with me. His words of wisdom, his soothing voice, his fatherly touch, his books, his music. His legacy, in short.

  20. Hi sweetheart….your Ayah sure is smiling down at you….wasnt he the one interceding with God to take good care of Luqman recently. And he telling all those up there, my Dad and the other dads that have passed on “into another room?” how proud he is of you, Jeff and Luqman. He wants to choose the name for you his next grand-daughter.

    How I miss my cronchong……wasnt that cronchong music by Sudi? Sorry couldn’t make it for your lunch.

    Yeah man, Luke kept looking at the gate just in case you can make it! Its okay, we ll see you next week at MRT. Yeah, I am sure my old man is up there bragging about his kids till other dads wil scream out of their heads!

  21. Mish…Eid Mubarak..Minal Aidil wal Fai izil…

    That song always brings chokes and teary eyes, you know…kenalah pulak masa Raya bila dengarnya…sure sebak giler…

    So sorry to hear about your Ayah..Al-Fatihah for him…

    Sedey kan lagu nih, so simple a melody but so deep a message. Its okay, Ayah didnt go anywhere, he is – I believe – in the next room🙂 Al fatehah

  22. Elviza, Life is like that. For love in eternity. Your dad taught you well so pass it on to your love one and I believe He would be happy with it. Life goes on and on that the ways it is.

    BTW how is the son of yours. Have a nice day and take care.

    Pak Idrus,

    Alhamdullilah, luqman is fine now. Saw you on telly recently. Way to go blogger! And thanks, I really hope my dad is happy whereever he is right now.

  23. Sis,

    How was Raya. Luke?
    just to inform: Sir Bergen is back.

    Bro,

    Thank you. Will hop over now. Oh, Raya was okay. Luke is in excellent health. Thank you for asking

  24. Selamat Hari Raya Aidlifitri to you and yours
    Maaf Zahir dan Batin
    Sorry it’s kinda late, perhaps we’ll catch up at Kak Ton’s mi rebus session?

    Selamat Hari Raya to you to friend. See ya later

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