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Life's little pleasantaries

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I just celebrated my 21st wedding anniversary recently. Every year is a milestone and an accomplishment of patience, patience and more patience!. Over the years, my outlook has changed considerably, for the better, I guess! " I've no time to cry over the past and don't have enough time to plan for the future. I live for the present " a quote by Omar Shariff of Dr Zhivago fame, and that about sums up my outlook too. Why worry over the future when I don't know what's going to happen? My kids will grow up and will build lives of their own ( can't interfere too much these days, not good for my stress level!) and life has to go on for everyone, no matter pleasant or unpleasant...... so all the better reason to live our lives fully now.....

On the home front, Arvind's ( that's my son) saxophone was stolen from our home in the wee hours of the morning a week ago. The idiot/s used the mop stick drying at the side of the house to extricate the sax from the sofa near the window. The window had a grille..... Upon making the report at the local police station, they had the stupidity to ask me, get this, " Kenapa saya membuat laporan ........" Duhhh, why I made a report? I looked at them incredulously and my eyes almost popped out when I heard that..kenapa..!!! sigh.... no hope of ever setting eyes on the sax again...

Here's wishing all my Muslim artists, friends and bloggers a Happy Festival of Eid Mubarakh.....celebration

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Another delighted customer was Sharifah from Batu Tiga for whom I had painted a wrought iron garden table top with a matching set of 4 chairs. The roses were done in a soft white background with light pink roses in a semi circular arrangement. The finished piece looked extremely well that Sharifah couldn't wait to collect it even though it was almost close to 11 o'clock at night when she reached my house. The look on her face said it all . It was a very happy gal who went to bed that day

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This is the lime green distressed window panel frame that I wrote about. Would appreciate comments from readers........

Mad Cow Disease in Shah Alam

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The 'mad cow' disease has taken Shah Alam by storm and we are in the grip of madness in more ways than one, depending on whom you talk to, I guess. Some recoil in horror and some are resigned to it. From the New York Post to the Washington Times, Shah Alam has become the topic of print and conversation for all the wrong reasons . I don't want to go into the details lest this becomes a topic of contention. Suffice to say that in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, I wish all my Muslim friends 'Selamat Berbuka Puasa' and hopefully, they won't forget to call me for their celebration of Hari Raya Puasa. I simply cannot resist the mouth-watering rendang and ketupat, together with all their 'kuih muih'...

Todate, I have painted a beautiful window frame panel, which incidently, is from a salvaged wood of a'kampung' house. The first one was done in a lime green distressed background with large roses. Upon completion, I was rather pleased with the compliments I received from the happy customer, Cikgu Zaleha. I then decided to paint one for myself but with an off-white distressed background . I must say that I am mighty pleased with myself as I did it without referring to anyone or any book .