Friday, August 13, 2010

13th August

hello bloggers and readers. today is 13th August and it's the 3rd day of Ramadhan. overall my Ramadhan just ok. i've been a bit messed up with assignments. not to forget, illness.'s been a long time that i dont have any fever or flu but yesterday, i have this freaking terrible flu, sore throat and a bit of fever. i hate the flu so much! haha.'s not about my fasting and sore throat that i'm here. but it's because of this date. 13th August 2009, i've lost someone that i love and had so much meaningful to me. yeap my lovely grandma had passed away a year ago.

it is a year ago and i still remember her face, voice and stories. she's one tough woman that i know. she raised up 9 childrens and none of them had lack of education. my mom once said that my grandma didnt know how to write and read. but she never let her children missed education. she'll do anything to put her children in school.

my mom had been sent to English medium school just to ensure that she get a proper education. however, she only went to the school for one year and later she insisted to change to Malay medium since being in English medium school required lots of expenses.

one day around last year, when my grandma still can talk and enjoy telling stories, she was complaining on my mom attitude that refuse to go to the english medium school. apparently she didnt know the reason why my mom insisted to change school. when my mom told her that at that time the school fees is too expensive, my grandma suddenly getting a bit angry with my mom and said that she dont care about the fees. she just wants the best for my mom. well, i love her spirit in giving her children the best education.

besides education, my grandma also known as very particular and meticulous when it comes to cook. my mom told me that, none of her siblings including her can actually follow the way of my grandma's cook. my grandma had cook for school canteen before and she also will make nasi lemak. my mom and my aunties will sell it at their school. she sounds very patient in raising up her children.

my grandma also known as very firm and she scolded her children alot. she looks very soft but deep inside she's very strict with her children. sometimes, i can see her in my mom. their character more or less are the same.

neway, i do miss her story telling sessions. even though i've heard about it countless of time, i dont mind. i still enjoy listened to it and laugh at it.

dear pah, may you rest in pieces. i miss you.


Faisal "Sal" Rosli said...

tudia, pengorbanan seorang mak na..i was touched reading the expenses in school part, really shows much a parent loves her children kan :) ur granma was a wonderful lady shaf, al-fatihah, may Allah bless her soul

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