Sunday, October 31, 2004

It's the 17th day of Ramadhan... sedar tak sedar, dah raya...

This year will be different as it will be the first time Emil is around and can really enjoy Hari Raya...he was around alright last year but this year he's at that age where everything that he does will stir everybody around him. Emil arrived a few days before the start of last year's Ramadan. By Raya, he was barely a month old and did not understand anything (not that he understands much now, heheheheh). Nevertheless, it will definitely be a different raya this year.

For the second consecutive year, we will celebrating Raya here in Seremban. Aily has just rejected the proposal to go back to Kedah on the second day of raya. Tak kira, raya tahun depan, mesti raya kat sungai petani...apa nak jadi, jadilah....

I showed Aily this blog after sahur. Tak de la excited sangat pun...Emil is sleeping soundly...tu tak tau la pukul berapa nak bangun tu...

emil's favourite activitiy...why are we not surprised??? hehehehehehe Posted by Hello

huarrgggghhh

It's been almost 3 hrs since i started facing this computer. stilll trying to get the hang of things. can't wait to show aily this blog...

no...mama...no... Posted by Hello

doesn't take much to entertain him Posted by Hello

why???

WHY??? It's a very big why there? Why blog? Why suddenly did i decide to blog?

Considering my super lack of interest in anything remotely related to ICT (perhaps save for the e-mails and maybank2u.com), this is quite a big jump for me. 'The Big Leap', you would say. Can't wait to see Abon's facial expression once i break the news to him, hehehehehe...

There are few reasons that has prompted me to start blogging (is this the rigt term?). Some are practical and some are personal. First, the practical reasons.

I have just recently bought a laptop. It costs quite fortune and I am trying very hard to maximise the return to the investment , as some would say about the purchase of computers. Secondly, I have just registered for Streamyx. That simply means I can leave the Internet connection 24-7 at a very reasonable price. But actually, it has been a month since i filled up the form and submitted to Elly, my sister in law. Latest from her, it is due to unavailabilty of ports, whatever that is. And again, I am looking at ways to maximise my return.

On personal note, I have always wanted to write but always at loss on what to write. More often than not, my attempts to write diaries lasted untul the seventh day of January. Ini kes hangat2 tahi ayam la nie. IMHO, blogging seems to be the most compatible media. Furthermore, everyone seems to blog these days. So, why not, eh?

Another thing that always pull me back is the non-existent urge to write. Until exacly 1 year and 11 days ago, I could not find any reason for me write and put down my thoughts or feelings. Then, by the grace of Allah, Muhammad Emil Hafiz came into our lives. By 'our lives', I mean the blissful life of my wife, Aily Nurliny and yours sincerely. Emil, as we fondly call him, really shines. Now that he's already one year old, he's proving to be a handful to all of us. One would be surprised on how much energy that this boy has. More about him later.

Ever since his birth, I have always wanted to record feelings, thoughts & my plain observations of him growing up. But, again, diaries will not do much good. So. as you can see, the ramblings on ( or is it in?) this blog will very much centre around that little bundle of joy.

Secondly, I figured that it is high time for me to try something new. It's never to late, I suppose. With all these K-Economy thingy and life long learning being the mantras these days, it wouldn't hurt to acquire one or two new tricks. What more tha I am now now a full-fledged civil servant. Surely I got to be the first to respond to the call, right?

Enough for now. Pray hard that this will not be another of my hangat2 taik ayam attempt...