Friday, August 17, 2007

My Birthday...

ImageChef.com - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more Wake up to another beautiful day. The sun is shining brightly into the kitchen as I open the kitchen window. It is real nice to see the bright sun welcoming the day. A beautiful day indeed. It is my birthday today. Well, getting older, adding another year. It is my sixty eight years. It has been a great life all throughout the years that I could remember. My daughter who is an MD says that Abah when you get older, your memories of the past would be clearer than before and that you may forget of what happening this instant. How true!!, now I could remember crystal clear of my childhood but now sometime when I think of taking something at the kitchen, on arrival at the kitchen would just forget what is that I am supposed to take. It would takes sometime before I recollect and get what I came for. It is like that when you grow old, but then that is life and I enjoy every minutes of it. Like blogging this on this beautiful day, my birthday.

I am the few folks of my age that are on to blogging. The few Pak Blogger that I know are this, and this, to mention a few. Well, there are others out there of course. I would tell the young that I am from the cave generation and had quantum leaped into the twenty first century and now blogging as well. I am enjoying blogging, for at my age there are much to tell to the present generation of the past happening or to advice the young, whenever I find my two cents thought is worth the paper that it is written on. Anyway I just write whatever I think would contribute to making the world of ours a better place to live and enjoy life. In the course of my blogging I get to know the young blogger of the Merdeka generation. There are too many of them and the list are too long to mention here. Well, they all are an inspiration to me, for I know that these blogger have the country first in their hearts. Well, sons and daughters of the Merdeka generation, go on blogging for you are doing the right things in sharing your thoughts through blogging. Me, a man who saw the first day of Merdeka am proud of you all. And of course I want you all to be responsible in what you blog as well.

This year we would celebrate the fifty years of Merdeka [Independence Day] and with the country in prosperity we should be happy living in this country of ours, Malaysia. On the day the country was granted independence on the August 31, 1957, I was there as a Boy Scout seeing the Union Jack been lowered down and the new Malayan Flag been raised and then for for the first time we stop singing the 'God save the Queen' anthem and instead proudly sung the 'Negara ku'. Smart in our Boy Scout uniform we sang with our heart the Negara ku and saw the Malayan Flag flutter proudly in the morning son. This scene is still crystal clear in my mind. The great day of my youth at the Kuantan Town Padang[field] some fifty years ago. Well on this day, my sixty eight, I am older than the country itself. I am happy that we have made it to be a prosperous country with full employment. The people living in peace and harmony, enjoying life like never before. My birthday wish... A better tomorrow and forever. Friends, Have a nice day. Merdeka!!!

27 comments:

Volvo rider said...

Congratulations,
Best wishes and many happy returns of the day,
May you continue to have a beautiful life,
May Allah take care of you and your family,
May your volvo continue to serve you well,
May you alwiz gets the chance to do things that you love to do.

Have a nice day.
Like Patrick Teoh used to say, Blue skies and everything nice.

Anonymous said...

Wish you a very Happy Birthday, Pak Idrus! All the Best!
Salaams
Shehnaaz, Ottawa, Canada

anasalwa said...

PakIdrus,
Have a wonderful birthday.

mad redo1 said...

Happy Birthday 68th birthday, Pak Idrus.

The Ancient Mariner said...

Happy birthday, Pak Idris.

Happy blogging and semoga sehat selalu.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday.May Allah bless you with healthy and happy life.

pharmy53 said...

Selamat Hari lahir buat Pak Idrus. Semoga masa muka akan terus ceria dan bahagia. Salam hormat saya.

Pak Idrus said...

Friends, after posting the 'My Birthday' on the morning of August 17, 2007, my spouse and me left for Malacca, our second home. That is the reason that I am replying to all your wishes today. I am now back in Kuala Lumpur. Thanks everyone for the visit.

a] Volvo rider, It is great to get a greeting form the Volvo craze people. Thanks for the wish and hope that you are in the best of health as well.

b] Shehnaaz, Thanks so much and hope that you and the family are in the best of health as well.

c] Ana, Thanks for the birthday wish. May you continue to be in the best of health and enjoy living in Boston.

d] Mad redo1, Thanks so much for the birthday wish. Hope that you are in the best of health as well.

e] Capt.Yusof, Thanks so much for the birthday greeting from another Pak Blogger. May you continue to have the best of health.

f] Anonymous, Thanks for the best wishes, May you continue to be in the best of health.

g] Pharmy53, Thanks so much for the birthday greeting from the beautiful and enchanting Sarawak. Hope that you are having a great time there.


Once again friends from near and afar. I did have a wonderful birthday and Enjoying life as usual. Life is so precious and we should all enjoy every minutes that we are here. Have a nice day and take care.

Hi&Lo said...

Pak Idrus,

Abundance of blessings follow you in your going in and going out. Good health and prosperity from day to day. May you continue to bless your readers with your invaluable experience and wisdom in the years ahead.

Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns of the Day.

PS sorry for being behind time to wish you.

ruby ahmad said...

Hi Pak Idrus,

Happy belated birthday.

I have Hi&Lo to thank for as he gave me a nudge as to your big day. Keep well and keep being interesting. Cheers.

Pak Idrus said...

Hi&Lo, Ruby, thanks for the visit, the birthday wishes and the kind words.

Birthday is a very important event in our life, so it is only right that we celebrate the day we arrived. As for me to remind myself that I am been blessed with another wonderful year.

I would go on blogging my mind, hoping that it would inspire others to understand life and enjoy living. Have a nice day.

Mr Bojangles said...

Many happy and belated returns; may you share many more with your family.

Glad to know your Volvo's going as strong. I have a story about my volvo, too, but that's for another day.

And as the Irish say. 'May the wind be always be at your back'.

Pak Idrus said...

mr bojangles thanks for the visit, the birthday wish and the kind thoughts. One of my little grandson would say 'Atuk dah tua' and giggle away. It is the moment like that that makes life so beautiful.

As for the Volvo do join our Kelab Volvo Kelasik and share the fun with us. The club is actually a mean to an end. It always great meeting the other owners of this classic. Anxiously waiting you story of your Volvo.Have a nice day.

Damelehrer said...

Happy belated birthday, Pak Idrus. May Allah grant you health and happiness always! May you continue to publish your entries as a blogger.

sheela said...

HAPPY BLATED BDAY, PAK IDRUS!! May u have good health & happiness always.
From: Jayaraj, Sheela & the boys, Klang

Pak Idrus said...

damelehrer, thanks for the visit, the birthday wish and those kind words. May you and the family are bless with goodness as well. Yes, I shall continue to blog and enjoy doing it. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

sheela, thanks for the visit and the birthday wishes. May you and the family continue to enjoy life as well. Have a nice day.

mutalib saifuddin said...

salam pak idrus,

maybe i'm quite late in wishing you a happy belated 68th. may allah bless you and your family.

you know, there are quite a number The Family members who was born in august...

elviza said...

Happy Belated B'day Pak..

Pak Idrus said...

mutalib, thanks for the visit, the birthday wish and that kind words. Well,it is indeed a large family. Anyone doing a project of the family tree. It is not to late to start one. Have a nice day and take care.

Pak Idrus said...

Elviza, thanks and Have a nice day.

mutalib saifuddin said...

pak idrus,

actually we have done one, but on wak's (musa) side, but not yet on opah's side. insya allah this coming holiday...and i know i would find many relatives, just like wak's...

have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

mutalib, thanks. I hope you get the opah's side done as well. It would be real interesting to know who and where they came from. Have a nice day.

Cliff said...

Pak Idrus,

Happy belated birthday greetings from down-under.

May you have many healthy and happy years of blogging to come.

Have enjoyed dropping by every now and then. Your wisdom does shows through in your articles.

Pak Idrus said...

cliff, thanks for the visit, the birthday wishes and those kind words. I did part of my training in social engineering in various cities down-under in the early seventies. The knowledge I gain from the training was indeed useful in doing the social engineering program in Malaysia. Fell in Love with Australia and those nice people I met. They are now in their golden age. Have a nice day and take care.

PrincessJournals said...

pak Idrus, i hopped here fr Rita's. While browing thru, I cant help putting this comment on ur bday since u were born the same year, same month and 2 days before my dad! i kid u not. my dad was born aug 19, 1939.

Anyways, Happy belated Birthday Pak idrus!

Pak Idrus said...

princessjournals, thanks for the visit and the info regarding you dad birthday. Well, He must be a Leo than. An adventurer and an optimist. Thanks for the birthday wish. Have a nice day and take care.