Salam every body! Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, I will follow my sis for her Tai Chi-anyone session with her friends. What is interesting is that the session also include the musical aerobic using the malay traditional music such as the Joget for warming up and stretching the muscles. To overcome boredom, the now favourite catchy song 'Aspalela' by Saiful Apek is also used alternately. After forty minutes or so of Tai Chi breathing in and breathing out exercise, there'll be a 'poco-poco' workout. Never mind if you miss your step, just follow and you'll get it soon.The session is not completed without dancing the Joget with 'listen to the gong beat'. Gong. gong. gong.....Oh yes, the joget lambak of yester years. And now the 'girls' are learning the Zapin, another traditional Malay dance. Wow, so thrilling. How not to! This is the first time some of them are dancing the Zapin. There will be giggles and laughters. Later on I think our cikgu 'll include the Inang too, the ever so gentle, slow movement traditional dance. We enjoy ourselves, moving our body, legs and hands, to the rythm of the music.Of course after much movement , we'll sweat all over. Everybody agree they feel fresh. After all, other than exercise to be healthy and keep healthy, we want to be happy together with friends. We don't want to miss Tuesday and Thursday morning for more .
Aspalela, lela, lela, lela....Aspalela, lela...lela....lela ..warming up
'kepala ke kiri dan ke kanan, satu, dua, tiga....... pre tai chi
'tarik...... lepas...... tai-chi, beri tumpuan kepada pernafasan
'dengar bunyi gong, gerak dan buat U turn dengan partner (bukan part-we/pakwe)' joget
'kanan, kiri, kanan, buka' zapin , now jalan ke depan, tok,tok ketok. ketok gong!
'poco-poco' kanan, kanan, kiri, kiri,......
So the famous satay!
Ordered this much, hungry (again)
And in no time finished every thing, not enough? Ordered some more.
Lunch break for tourists (locals and foreigns)
The surau is airy. I love it!!!
And there are reminders too, not to ponteng sembahyang!!!!!!!
Various local fruit stalls. They sell jambu air, ciku (all madu,) speciality from this area, your pick!
Of course lah, the bank negara bought some munchy munchy, jeruk mangga I think.
See the petis, sambal rojak lah untuk di cicah dengan seedless jambu batu.
As bench marking, I will give this R n R a 4 star rest area. (nothing is perfect right?). Maybe there are better ones. I wish the rest area from Melaka through Segamat and Muadzam Shah to Kuantan is like this or if not almost . Once I took the the express bus that serves the Melaka -Kuantan via Muadzam Shah and Segamat . Guess the stopping place for rest and makan-makan? At a, I would say a 'shack', cantik by night eating place. The toilet! I dare not NOT go. Maybe the bus drivers have a share , get free makan mah... I pity the pasengers.That's why I prefer to drive. Then I can stop at alternate places like the petrol station in Segamat or Muadzam, but never, never at this dirty shack. There 's a small R n R in Muadzam Shah, along the main route but it's just a 1 star rest area to me. Maybe not many people use this route, so it's a so-so place, know what I mean?
She liked it so much very practical, with sling. Eh, why not I get her one. Solved my problem.
Anah : Gee, I like this bag. TQ Alang!
Alang: HAPPY BESDAY NEK NGAH!
For my last birthday (was it?) she sewed me a sling patchwork bag complete with her branded name. I used this sling when I go travelling.
Recently, she gave me an Oshin bag. The bag will look pretty by highlighting it with beads. So,
Sis: Here's the bag. Here' re the beads. (Beads of various shapes, sizes, colours neatly kept in small little casings!)
I took the whole night sewing small round white beads lookalike pearls round Oshin's, just nice, can fit my camera, purse, handphone and a small pack of tissue.
That's my sister a.k.a Kak N to her friends, Nek Ngah to the kids at home, Angah to the family at home. Thank you Angah, the one with golden fingers.
One day, at the shoe rack,
Amal: Nek Lang, can I use your slippers. Mine koyak already.
Nek Lang: Can fit ah?
Amal: Can, see.
Nek Lang: But its shoes for orang dewasa
Amal: Ne'er mind. Can also.
And so she 'laram' my shoes, the sharp-pointed one, whenever she goes out.
Yes, she shares the same shoe size with me.
In a shoe department one day in KL.
Nek Lang was trying a pair of high heeled sandal.
Amal: If it fits you, then it fits mine too.
Nek Lang : Just trying lah.
In 'Girls', Amal bought a pretty pink sandals-'My new Slippers'
Nek Lang: Amal, pretty sandals to happy feet. Can I borrow them later?
Amal : Which one, sandals or feet?
I bought a pair of red Japanese sandals with big flowers and sketches of strawberries at a souvenir store in Cameron Highlands.
Amal: Nek Lang, let me try. Can fit lah.
Nek lang: Yes, I purposely bought a slightly extra size so that it can fit you when you grow big. You like it?
Amal: Heh...Can I borrow?
Nek Lang: Sure, we can share. To be used as house slippers. o.k.
At Tapah R n R, as we were walking towards the rest room.
Amal: You said house slippers. (pointing at the red slippers)
Nek Lang: I have no slippers at the moment.
Later, Nek Lang: Amal, let's take picture, your girls' shoes and my red slippers.
(Tak habis-habis dengan kasut Nek Lang dengan Amal)
This afternoon, Amal home from school.
Amal: Nek Lang, where's your red slippers?
Nek Lang: I've washed them. (I knew she wanted to use them as agreed)
Amal, 8, has the same shoe size as her Nek Lang, now in her fifth year of retirement.
Wonder what will be her shoe size when she's my age?
At the moment she is using the slippers, flip flopping as she walks.