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Kami 20 tahun lepas ;P

Siapa sangka, siapa menduga.. Rakan sekelas saya semasa di sekolah menengah menjadi suami saya.

20 tahun lepas, kami menjejakkan kaki ke kelas yang sama, 1 Arab 1 dan kami terus menjadi rakan sekelas untuk 5 tahun berikutnya. Masing-masing pada masa itu kurus, keding, kecil (rasanya masih lagi sebegitu) dan berpewatakan sangat berbeza. Malah, suami langsung tidak memandang isterinya yang dikatakan sangatlah banyak mulut. Amboi mulut….

Saya memang menyimpan gambar masa kami di tingkatan 1, namun tak boleh nak kongsikan disini sebab gambar tu ada di Malaysia. Yang ada hanyalah gambar PRS (Pembimbing rakan sebaya) semasa tingkatan 4 dan 5.

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Buat ‘Ain, ayah tak mengorat mama masa sekolah tau. Ayah hanya ajak mama keluar selepas mama habis exam Doktor perubatan veterinar. Walaupun mama, ayah dan kawan-kawan lain ada berjumpa banyak kali sebelum tu, ayah masih tak cuba nak menorat mama. Bila mama dah betul-betul habis dan ayah dah cukup duit simpanan, baru ayah cuba test market. Mama pulak tak tahu, keluar ajalah dengan ayah pergi MIHAS. Rupanya itu kali pertama ayah keluar berdua dengan perempuan. Rupanya itu kali pertama ayah bertanya pada seorang gadis, sudikah anda menjadi isteri saya.. cheewah.. Comel je…

Mama tujukan lagu di bawah untuk ayah sempena genap 20 tahun perkenalan kami dengan ucapan

‘sayangku jangan kau persoalkan siapa dihatiku.. terukir di bintang tak mungkin hilang cintaku padamu’

p/s: Jodoh, pertemuan memang ditangan Allah. Namun ini harus dimulai dengan usaha dan doa. Alhamdulillah.. Sangat bersyukur dipertemukan dengan ayah yang sungguh sabar orangnya.


Congratulations Dr Ching Thoo Kim

Another Malaysian defended his thesis! Congratulations! His defense went so smooth and he did a good job in defending and conveying important information to the opponents. In the end he got good for his thesis and defense.

What is interesting for me is how Malaysia can improve the water sector management? Now, it is only the state and the federal government who took care about it. Although we have city halls, it seemed they do not have any power over this matter, which if they do, could helped  a lot in improving the management (clean water and sewage). I was wondering why city hall exist then? Because here in the Netherlands, city hall is everything. They manage the water, the rubbish etc, they give money to school (budget) etc, you need to be registered here and then registered automatically to almost everywhere (immigration, hospitals, clinics, banks) and subsidized housing is also under city hall. Should we give more power to our city hall so that they can do more work and perhaps better job?. One example is identifying poor people in the village. If the penghulu can contact city hall and city hall can verify and contacted various organizations, then we do not need zakat or jabatan kebajikan masyarakat or even TV3 to go and find poor people by themselves. Then there is no need of showing off the minister face on tv saying we give money when there is flood, tanah runtuh etc. Malu kan??

Another thing is, why oo why JPA transfered Mr Ching from water sector to palm oil department after he finished his PhD??? It makes no sense at all. I think it is a waste of money and knowledge. He is obviously keen on improving the water sector  management and have the knowledge to do that. But now, there is no opportunity to do it.

Ok, back to his defense, I was indeed impressed with him, and hopefully I will do well too during my own defense. Actually, I like doing topics related to my own country, as it gives us more confident as our knowledge is more as compared to the European opponents. But I have to say, learning new things which is Dutch dairy farms also gives me the opportunity to compare what we have back home and here. New knowledge ok, so lets look at it in the good side.

Nevermind, whats done is done. I should be happy to juggle with my fourth model (iye ke?) rather than complaining. Its almost finish, the tougher the model building gets, the harder it is to sleep but hey, its PhD and discovering things not known is what we do. Erkkk enough with all the complaining, this post is about Dr Ching and not me. I am supposed to be happy for him;P

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Once again, congratualations Dr Ching and thank you for the delicious Pakistan dinner. I (baby) enjoyed it so much!


Congratulations Dr Maria Daniela Chavez

 

 

Another inspiration for me!!!