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being malaysian

its 30 days to hari merdeka and if you read the news, share the posts and listen to your friends - never has the idea of malaysia been under greater threat. 

the first seven months of 2014 has seen two malaysia airlines b777 planes vanish and crash, respectively, tripling the number of global air fatalities from the previous year. there’s racial and religious bigotry that even curry powder is not spared. political machinations abound, rights are ignored or trampled upon and money is too tight to mention.

the future’s so grimly bleak that you need shades just to cut the gloom. 

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good food cooked by loved ones this eid 2014. 

from mutton bones to chicken and beef rendang, and ketupat with some string hoppers. 

am truly blessed. 

selamat hari raya aidilfitri. maaf zahir batin.

good food cooked by loved ones this eid 2014.

from mutton bones to chicken and beef rendang, and ketupat with some string hoppers.

am truly blessed.

selamat hari raya aidilfitri. maaf zahir batin.

this used to be my neighbourhood in jakarta, circa 2008-2009, on the first sunday of the month which is car-free day. was there over the weekend, it hasn’t changed much. just a lot more buzz in this grand old city that has just celebrated its 487th birthday.

must make it for the 500th year. 

happy father’s day, atta

one islamic year ago today, atta - that’s dad in turkish - lost his wife and my sister and i lost our mother, my two nephews lost their grandmother and countless people lost their sister, cousin and friend.

so we had prayers for mummy today. and atta spent the entire weekend going to the market, buying the best rice, chicken, vegetables, spices, ghee, condensed milk and whatever else for a feast meant for the poor and the few from the mosque who came to pray for mummy.

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