Thursday, November 24, 2011

ANOTHER BIG DAY

We had Emil circumcised yesterday. A big day for him without doubt, though its timing was a unilateral decision on our part, Aily and I. Naturally he was asking for it to be deferred. Indefinitely of course.

Of late, Emil had developed chronic fear of needles and injections. There was this one time that he made a disappearing act at the clinic as Aily and the medical assistant were preparing to take his blood sample. One other incident, he had almost ruptured the doctor's eardrums as he was injected with antibiotics.

That being the case, we decided that his circumcision would be carried out under GA which means he will be fully sedated and asleep during the procedure. The mean father in me preferred him to be awake so that he will experience the pain that he has to endure to become a man. And plus, we told him that being awake will give him something to tell his children later when he's a father himself. That was my sentiment but of course reasons prevailed. So full GA it is.

By 3pm, Emil was prepped and sedated. As I was temporarily a handicap, Aily went with him in the OT for I would not be of much help with only one good hand. The actual snip was only done at about 5pm.

Since Emil was still groggy due to the sedation, we were advised that he should spend the night at the hospital for obervation. By that time, Emil was more upset about his empty stomach and stated his position rather obviously. The 'dismemberment' and the resulting pain below was not his priority, apparently. He got his meal of bubur ayam McD at about 9.30pm courtesy of his UncleSu.

On the accomodation, we had wished for a single but there was no vacant room so we had to settle down for 6-bed ward. Sigh...I leave it to you to imagine the 'ambience' of 6-bed ward. Enough said.

I stayed with him at the hospital. Good opportunity for father-son moments as we talked and ate before going to sleep. One of the more poignant question that he asked and touched a raw nerve was, "Nanti apa Emil nak cerita kat anak Emil sebab Emil tido masa bersunat?". Told him, after a brief pause, that he will have many more experience to gather and to share with his children should one day he becomes a father.

As I am writing this, we are patiently waiting for the doctor to make his round and gives the OK for discharge. We are expecting to be home not later than afternoon.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ALHAMDULILLAH

Father-son moments before performing the solat sunat Aidil Fitri.

It is for moments like these that one is reminded of Allah's limitless bounty that he showers endlessly. It is wealth beyond measure and can never be repaid.

Allahuakbar Allahuakbar Allahuakbar Walillahilhamdu...

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Monday, August 29, 2011

OF BALLS OF FIRE

Uhhh...meriah, meriah!!!

Ok...this is not a politically correct entry.

The kids are enjoying themselves playing with scores of fireworks - mercun naga, mercun bateri, mercun telur, thunder clap and what nots - on the eve of Hari Raya.

We decided that they should have a little fun with our supervision of course and in due course have a memorable Hari Raya, something that they will remember when they grow up.

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RAMADHAN'S END

In slightly over 2 hours, Ramadhan will give way to Syawal. Alhamdulillah and hopefully the little amount of amal throughout the month will be accepted by Allah, Insya Allah.

For now, all system is set and go for Raya. This year we are spending the days before Raya in Seremban before leaving for Sungai Petani on the big day tomorrow.

Pray that the traffic condition tomorrow will be favourable to our journey. For now, am enjoying the little time left before Ramadhan's end.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

NEW RAYA SHOES

The visit to my regular tyre mechanic for routine balancing/aligment earlier today confirmed my long and conveniently forgotten fear, huarghhhh...the car needed new shoes!!! All four of them.

So if you see me this Eid season with only slippers to match my resplendent baju raya, do not dare to ask for you know where the allocation went to...

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

JUST CHECKING

Hi.

Just checking out whether the blog still in working condition. If this posting appears, then it's still good and I shall continue. If not, I might have to consider next appropriate course of action.

Now, let's press ENTER!!!
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Friday, April 15, 2011

DURIAN

Been meaning to write for sometime about something but still have not found the right words, mainly for fear of coming up short in every conceivable way and thus not do justice to the whole thing.

Will try to do it soon.

The title hasn't got anything to do with this posting. It is there just to annoy SkruBoi.