Showing posts with label in loving memory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label in loving memory. Show all posts

Monday, February 13, 2012


I've been wanting to put up this song for this week's Music Monday segment because this whole weekend, my children has been watching the late P.Ramlee's movies from Labu Labi to Tiga Abdul to Nujum Pak Belalang, Madu Tiga, Masam-masam Manis, etc.. and they just love it so much. They get into a fit of giggles and they'll imitate the scenes when they're playing with each other. It hardly comes as a surprise, though, as seeing as that's how my siblings and I were when we were their age watching these movies.

The song Lagenda (Legend), performed by Sheila Majid, was written and composed especially as a tribute to Allahyarham Tan Sri P.Ramlee -- who was and will always be my favourite Malay actor of all time.

On Sunday, the world lost another legend -- power house artist, Whitney Houston -- whose sudden demise rocked the music world as well as everyone else who has ever listened to her music.

My sister and I used to sing and dance to her songs all the time and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" still remains our "pick-me-up" song. My sister was saddened by her passing but at least she was able to witness the magic of Whitney Houston at her show here in KL some years back.

I'm sure this Music Monday, many of you will be featuring her music as a tribute to her so instead, this song "Lagenda" is my tribute to mourn the passing of a great singing legend.

Also, this song is dedicated to my late father, who is a legend in MY eyes. Today, marks his 11th death anniversary according to the Islamic calendar -- 21 RabiulAwal. How time flies.. at times I still feel like I can just pick up the phone and call him for advice. I miss him still with each and every passing day. Al-Fatihah.

Here's the song Lagenda.. dedicated to everyone and anyone who has been affected by the death of someone they love and idolize.

Kaulah satu satunya
Di antara berjuta
Insan teristimewa
Patah tak tumbuh lagi
Hilang belum berganti
Kerana kau tersendiri
Kau kebanggaan kita
Kau budayawan bangsa
Engkau lagenda

You are the only one
Amongst millions
The most special being
One that is irreplaceable
Lost to us yet without a replacement
Because you are one of a kind
You are our pride
You are our national icon
You are a legend

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Thankful Thursday: My Gratitude List #6

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~Epictetus

This week I am thankful for:

Steve Jobs. The epitome of a modern day Einstein. You just know that person is rare gem when people who he has never met nor that he knows exist, grieves much after his death. I'm not talking a couple of people but millions. Steve Jobs was a rarity. He inspired people and left his mark in this world and left a legacy in a shape of a bitten apple. My kids don't know who he is, but he has affected their lives so much with the founding of Pixar. I know I rely on my iPod and iTunes to get me through the day when I'm down, uninspired or just plain bored. In fact, while I write this, my iTunes is on.

Did you also know that it was Steve Jobs who incorporated the serif and san serif typefaces that we take so granted on our computers? Yeah, he took a calligraphy class in college and incorporated what he learned into the Macintosh.. the first computer with beautiful typography -- which Windows then followed suit.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle. - Steve Jobs

He left his mark on our desks, our ears, our hands, our sight.. and half the time we don't even realize it. So I just wanted to let it be known that I am utterly grateful to the man in Issey Miyake black turtlenecks and jeans, for enhancing our lives with knowledge, technology, inspiration and beauty.. He is definitely up there with Edison, Newton and Einstein in my book. Rest in Peace, Mr. Jobs.

Gratitude. Gratitude is in and of itself a way of life. Without it, we will just be selfish, righteous, indignant and insolently proud people. I can't even imagine what life would be like filled with people like that.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward

Google Maps. At this day and age, I honestly can't take it when someone says, "I can't meet you at 'so and so' because I don't know where it is". Only God knows, how much it really irks me. There's hardly a place these days that you can't find off gps online.

I can safely say that there have been at least 10 locations in the past 2 years, weddings, housewarmings, events, etc that I had no idea where the location of a venue was (not an area I'm familiar with) but all I had to do was get directions from Google Map. If you are savvy enough to have a blog, FB account or a Twitter or all of the above, then there's no excuse whatsoever to not be able to make it anywhere. If you say you don't know where it is, well, you're just plain freakin' lazy and there's no excuse for laziness.

I've got some more on my list that just has to wait for next week because it's already almost 4.30am here and I've got only 2 hours to nap before I have to get my son up and ready for school! Ooops! Anyways, if you want, you can read more of what I've been grateful for in my previous posts.

Thank you,

Monday, June 13, 2011

10 Years

I was feeling out of sorts today. It was the first day of school after the long 2 and a half week school holiday and I was actually looking forward to going back to my routine. Something felt a little bit off, though.

Nagging at the back of my mind (and heart) was this unexplained sadness. I took a little nap in the morning, willing it to go away but woke up again with a heavy heart.

And then it hit me.

It has been 10 years to the day that I lost my father.

Hj. Awang Sham Pulau (14/9/1951-13/6/2001)

My father is and forever will be the man that I look up to most. There was just nothing that fazed him. He came from a poverty stricken family and managed to just move forward, never letting anything hold him back until he succeeded in his life. He was extremely generous, loving, powerful, really intelligent, sharp, visionary, and really, really hardworking. He was also very strict like you won't believe but his bark was always worse than his bite. I recognize it now as tough love.

10 Years. The time that has gone by where I have grown up and moved on in my life without a father present in my life. He never got to see his children get married. He never got to see his grandchildren and it breaks my heart that my children never got to meet him.

But my father lives on in my memories, my prayers, in my heart, in me and my children. I look at myself and I see my father's dimples and his lopsided smile. I also have his eyes... and hopefully some of the traits that he had that made him a wonderful and respected person. I dream about my father, quite frequently, and the dreams always seem to calm me, although I wake up missing him more than ever.

Oh if only I could be half the person he was, it would be a great achievement. If I could be the person he was, then there's nothing else I could ever want for.

Al-Fatihah, Daddy. I miss you. I will continue missing you for all the days of my life.

To all of you who has lost someone dear to you, no matter how recent or how long ago, this one's for you.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Gone Too Soon..

I had a dream of my darling nephew last night and I woke up hit with grief.. I felt like I lost him all over again.

I miss him so so much and he will forever remain in my heart and mind.. Love you, Danial..

Like A Comet
Blazing 'Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rest In Peace, Yasmin Ahmad***

Malaysia has lost a very talented and precious gem today. As my hubby and I were watching the midnight news (26th July) on TV3, we were very saddened to hear that, Malaysia's award-winning director, Yasmin Ahmad had passed away on 25th July 2009 around 11.25pm.

Meeting Yasmin Ahmad, during Earth Hour @ Capsquare early this year.

Here is one of Yasmin Ahmad's award winning commercial that bagged the top prize at Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (Adfest 2008) in Thailand. Who can ever forget, The Love of Tan Hon Ming..

It is a true loss to our nation and my condolences, prayers and thoughts goes out to her family and friends and those who knew and worked with her.

I give great thanks to the woman who inspired us with her beautiful film making which she poured her heart and soul into. Thank you. You will be missed. Al-Fatihah. Semoga roh alyarhammah Yasmin Ahmad dicucuri rahmat.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Farewell, my love..

"I lost a part of my heart when you left us. It will forever be scarred and the wounds will not heal completely. It will get better but the emptiness will always be felt. I know it was difficult for you to leave your mommy and daddy behind but aunty will always be there to look out for them. They're the strongest people I know... they'll be the one that'll end up consoling me.. I am not surprised they passed that part of them to you, for you were the strongest and bravest little warrior ever..

You smiled through it all, everyday.. making us (and especially the doctors!) feel baffled as seeing how at ease you were. Sometimes I felt like the doctors misdiagnosed you because you looked and seemed so healthy. When you were in pain, you didn't want to look at anyone.. but you could never resist ending up playing peek-a-boo, didn't you?

Thank you Danial for staying around for your daddy's birthday on the 14th. You seemed so healthy and so full of life these past weeks that no one would think you'd go so soon.
I thank God that he didn't take away your health and you still had energy to smile and play and laugh every single day. Even yesterday.

Our heart is crying out for you Danial, but it would be selfish for us to hold you back when you could move on with your life to a place where there is no pain, no sorrow, no tears.

We will forever be missing you.. I love you with all my heart.. you were my baby too, you know..

So go be with Atuk, he'll be there to hold your hand.. and If you do decide to take a nap right there in heaven and you miss daddy's snoring, don't worry, Atuk has the exact same snore. I know you're doing great there but just know that we miss you so much. We love you...

Till we meet again one day.. "

Out of respect for privacy to my brother and sister-in-law, I have never discussed my nephew Danial's condition. I just asked for everyone's prayer for him to get well when he was hospitalized some time back in June.

However, God decided it was time for Danial to return to Him. Yesterday, September 15, my nephew, Danial passed away due to complications from leukemia. Just a day after he celebrated his daddy's birthday. He was almost 3 years old.

To all my dear friends out there, thank you for your prayers. My family are deeply grateful for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Miss you daddy..

It was June 13th 2001 when we received the call that you had left us forever.. I can never forget the feeling.. I was shocked. I was numb. I was filled with grief. It's been 6 years today.. since that fateful afternoon. At this moment, when I think back to it, I'm glad you had the foresight to put me in the same college with Kak Syura. Conicidentally, that day, we shared a class together. How ironic.. But I am forever grateful that we had each other to share our grief and support each other.. for I wouldn't know what I'd do if I was alone.

We are still missing you today.. even though the years have passed. I can still feel your presence as if it were yesterday. Years have gone by yet the imprint of you still sticks with us and we love you and miss you more and more each day.

I will never forget the sight of you giving me your trademark thumbs up as you drove away to the airport that Sunday. You were on your way back to KK and dropped by to see us. I'm glad you did. You passed away that Wednesday.. and I'm glad I called you 2 nights before.. just to make sure you were coming again to KL to spend Father's Day.. but it wasn't meant to be.

Father's Day is this coming Sunday. The ads on TV make it hard to watch. Curse them for making touchy-feely ads. I hope Petronas doesn't start making Father's Day ads. They're real tearjerkers. The card we bought for you 6 years ago still remains hidden in a drawer. I don't have the heart to open it up. What's the point anyway?

I wish you could see Seri all grown up. All 13 years old of her. She's still daddy's little girl. Kak Syura is definitely daddy's girl with all your flair and as tiny as she is, won't let anyone mess with her. Totally you! Your two beloved sons have taken over as "Dad" really amazing.. I'm glad you gave me 2 abangs.. you will be so proud of them. I wish that you could see both Buddy and Danial. Your grandkids.. you will dote on them and give them the moon. I dare bet on it. Buddy is amazing. He recognises his "Atuk" even though he's never met you.. and even in the pics of your bujang days!!

Well, its 1.13am. I need to go sleep.. 'coz tomorrow we'll be going to visit your grave early in the morning. I think you miss us. Because mom had a dream of you the same night I had a dream of you too. We miss you too.. every day. You are in our hearts and prayers. I love you daddy.. Al-Fatihah.
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