Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Back to my former Blog...

Sorry folks for the inconvenience. I found it rather difficult to managed two blogs at a time so I have decided to return to my former Blog here. I have rename it as Pak Idrus's Post. The former name was 'In Passing - Malaysian'. Apreciate if you could just click on the link and bookmarked it for easy future reference.  Again the former blog is here .

Thanks folks and do have a nice day.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Folks, I got this in my email and since this is so relevant to the lives of folks in their golden age, I am sharing it here. Read on...

A good laugh for people in the over 50 group !!! Also for those who know people like us.

When I bought my Blackberry I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter.I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space..

That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends every message to my cell phone and every other program within the texting world.

My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it's red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife and everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it,and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, "Re-calc-u-lating." You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then if I made a right turn instead. Well, it was not a good relationship.

When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven't figured out how I can lose three phones all at once and have run around digging under chair cushions and checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me. They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden "Paper or Plastic?" every time I check out just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them in with me.Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "Paper or Plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual." Then it's their turn to stare at me with a blank look.

I was recently asked if I tweet. I answered, No, but I do toot a lot."

P.S.I know some of you are not over 50. I sent it to you to allow you to forward it to those who are.

Have a nice day.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Of Tomatoes...

We love gardening and with the little space that we got at the back of our house we have created a little garden. In this little garden we grow a little bit of herbs and vegetables. Among the vegetables is the tomato plant and it has since started to bear fruits. It was really nice to see this plant grow from a small seedling growing big and taller by days; then its flowers and eventually bear fruits. Actually I was delighted to see this plant grows and decided to take the image of it at is grows. Indeed it is amazing to see nature in action. About is an image of that tomato on the Kitchen tables. 

On the left are images of the same tomato as it grows. We have planted Egg Plant, Long Bean, Chilly as well as herbs that we would normally use in our traditional cooking and making cakes. The small garden at the back of our house kept us busy in the morning, where we would tend and weed the plants as well as watering it. It is more of a hobby and it does keep us busy and we did enjoy it.

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Waffle@ tea...

Making Waffle is not in our culture but then it is always good to add to the already many cakes and pastry that one take to enjoy life. The other day our youngest daughter Lin came back from Singapore and she baked some waffles using the latest Waffle making appliance that she brought back from Singapore. This appliance has interchangeable hot plates which could be use for making Waffle, Sandwich and Grilling. So folks above is the waffle that came out great using that new electrical appliance. Not only it looks great but it taste great as well. Have a nice day.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Revolution in Egypt @ February 11, 2011...

We Malaysian have been following the happening in North Africa, first Tunisia and now Egypt. The news of the revolution from Egypt came in via the New Media like Twitter, Facebook, and Blog with Aljazeera leading the news of the revolution whereas the other news media was rather quiet in the beginning. Then the Egyptian authority closed the New Media and the Cellphone networks but People Power took over, with Aljazeera TV despite had its license been withdrawn continue with telecasting the event that unfolded before our eyes. And at midnight here we heard the announcement that Hosni Mubarak has resigned. Then the millions of Egyptians in Tahir Square and the other parts of the country were jubilant with the announcement. Indeed History was made in front of our eyes.

Congratulation to the rakyaat [people] of Egypt and hope that there would continue to enjoy peace. Only with peace would there be prosperity for all.

I hope that all governments take notes that in Democracy the rakyaat [people] is the Boss and give due respect to them.

Images in this posting were taken from Aljazeera TV. Thanks to Aljazeera for these images and the other TV news for making it possible for us to watch this historic event unfolded in front of our eyes. Thanks too to all the Twitter, Facebook, Blog and the other medias for covering the event.

Have a nice day.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Of color @ fruits...

The other day while on a walk around my neighborhood, I snap this photo of fruits. The whole tree is covered with the fruits. No one seems to care about picking or eating it; perhaps it is just an in-eatable ornamental fruit trees to color the area, I just do not know. It looks nice and I am sharing it here with all to see and enjoy. Have a nice day.

[Below the tree]-[Image taken using cellphone camera]

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My other Blog...

Just a gentle reminder; folks this is my other Blog

Have a nice day. [Click on Blog to get there]