And the earth—we have spread it out wide,
and placed on it mountains firm,
and caused life of every kind
to grow on it in a balanced manner,
and provided means of livelihood for you
as well as for all living beings
whose sustenance does not depend on you." The Quran
It's almost 2 a.m on the last day of May. Just finished importing pictures from the phone to my Macbook. Looking at the pictures of our trip to Selatan Perak makes me forgo my desire to go to bed. Ismah called the nite before the trip asking us when we want to visit her. Thought of surprising her but her constant pleading buat ayah dia just gave the secret away.
These are the places we stopped by on our way to and from Perak. Tak semua ada gambar.
Jalan Kuang - Sg. Plong in the morning. The pic is a bit fuzzy but can still see the towering Petronas signboard, kan. The kampong atmosphere is still alive here. I urged my children to enjoy it while they can before it disappears in a few years time.
Reached this place at Tanjung Karang, Selangor around 10.30 am. They were still not ready. Ended up with take away KFC. Ismah later told us she wanted home cooked food. Kesian..
We bought the mee udang on our back from Bagan Datoh. The place is packed in the evening and finding a seat is a problem. The udang in the mee are smaller now than those in the pic.
Arrived around noon at SMS Bagan Datoh, Perak. The female guard in that small building made an announcement calling Ismah down to the guardhouse, "...Waris anda sedang menunggu."
Catching up with her latest fb news at the school canteen. I wish SMKTBM got nice canteen tables and stools. Dream on laa.
At Hutan Melintang on our way back from Pekan Bagan Datoh. This is truly an agricultural hinterland. The Bagan Datoh area is well known in the malaysian geography textbooks as the major producer of coconut and cocoa in Semenanjung Malaysia. Ironically, I, who love young coconut water, could not find anybody selling it here, not even the coconuts. Coconut water is low in calorie, carbo, fat and sugar and generally the water my mother recommended to drink when we had minor ailments masa kecik-kecik dulu.
Mentarang being grilled at the roadside stall at Pasir Panjang. When Tasneem was schooled in Sabak Bernam in 2006, mentarang was non existent. The locals said the mentarang only became more available after the tsunami. Before, it was abundant only in Perlis but the number has dwindled and the sellers there had to come to this place to get the supply. For further reading, go to: http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2009/1/3/lifeliving/2914652&sec=lifeliving
A 'Parit' at Pasir Panjang. Picture taken from the mentarang stall.
Grilled mentarang eaten with sambal belacan. Makan dengan Tabasco sauce with lemon juice lagi sedap.
There were a lot of stalls selling agricultural products like this, along the road. We brought some pisang tanduk (horn banana, see the pic below) and batang keladi (yam stem). I don't know the price of the pisang tanduk per kg because it was husband who bought them. He loves them fried. I love batang keladi prepared in any way, particularly masak asam. Generally, the younger generation doesn't have a penchant for traditional dishes preferring more the ayam goreng kentucky.."siapa emaknya?" Lol!
Dapatan Kajian merangkumi konsep, jenis pengangkutan awam, kepentingan, masalah dan cadangan mengurangkan masalah perkembangan pengangkutan awam di kawasan kajian calon.
Laporan dapatan kajian calon mestilah dikaitkan dengan kaedah kajian, apa-apa maklumat yang anda huraikan mesti dinyatakan sumber/kaedahnya, sekurang-kurangnya sekali bagi setiap aspek 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 dan 8.5. Saya sudah berikan contoh dalam aspek 8.1 dan 8.2 di bawah apabila anda hendak mentakrifkan konsep 'pengangkutan awam' dan menghuraikan jenis-jenis pengangkutan awam di kawasan kajian.
8.1 Konsep Pengangkutan Awam hendaklah ditakrifkan dengan lengkap dan disertakan contoh yang relevan. Anda boleh merujuk internet ( contoh: Wikipedia, blog), Kamus Pelajar Bahasa Melayu, Kamus Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Ensaiklopedia di perpustakaan sekolah anda serta buku-buku teks yang berkaitan.
Alhamdulillah..pada januari 25 dapat lagi ke tanah suci selepas 3 tahun berlalu. Kali ini membawa ibu mertua yang kepingin sangat melihat Kaabah lagi. Ini janji kami setelah tidak dapat mengikut kami menunaikan haji pada masa tu.
Tidak sempat mengarang panjang kerana perlu membuat persediaan untuk trip yang lebih jauh pada Jumaat ini, insya Allah
It has been a long time since my last post. Work has kept me from updating my blog. I have been on two trips and has been working on the drafts. I don't have enough time to select and edit some pictures, hence the delay.
Now, we are planning on another long distance trip in June for the whole school holidays. Air and ground tickets have been bought but proper itinerary needs to be documented to produce a smooth and enjoyable vacation.
We decided to make a trip to a small part of Europe before my daughter comes back for good in August.
Please pray for our safe travel and back. Thank you.