Friday, April 17, 2009

Just rambling along...

It is a beautiful day here in Ampang Jaya. I sat here at the kopitiam table at the patio and wondering what to write today. With a cup of steamy black coffee I daydream for a while and got lost. Indeed at time it is good to live in the made believe world of our dream. It is another world that only exists in our mind, a world of our own that we normally could or would not share it with others. The dripping of the water from the fountain in front of me continue to inspire me to write this. So many things come to my mind and I did enjoy that inspiration as it emerged in my mind. Well folks, life is like that and it is up to us to enjoy it, even in that brief moment in time while we daydream.

Last week was a rather hectic one but we did enjoy the company of the Cedhagen. Actually I had a good drive to and fro Putrajaya. As I had said often the car is an extension of me and I became alive when driving. That is one reason I am always with a new car. It is my passion for cars that made me love driving. At this age it is always nice to travel with my spouse for a trip to nowhere from time to time or just go out for a trip outstation and stay the night in the comfort of a four star hotel and enjoying dining out. The golden age do have advantage in that you do not have to worry so much about anything but to try to enjoy life in a modest way. With us the kids are on their own and enjoying their own lives. The grand kids are growing up fast and hardly have you noticed, two of them have grown up to be adult already.

Getting old does not mean the end of enjoying life. We should continue to enjoy living for that is our purpose on this blue planet of ours. As I move on I made more friends both in the real world as well as in cybersphere. Like Louis, Rita in Seattle, Yvonne in Singapore and now the Cedhagen from Sweden as well as Zaharan who at his age is now in the process of building his own home in Dungun and of course the many other friends. Knowing them add color to my life and the life of my loved one. So folks enjoy life and do not lament on any thing or happening for the past has gone forever. Live in the present for the future is yet to come.

Whenever you take a walk around your home do take some times to enjoy the beauty of nature. It is there for a purpose. The other day as I was coming home I saw an old tree trunk on the roadside. It look interesting to me, so the next day I went to have a look again and this time to my surprise mushroom has sprang up on the tree trunk giving it a new sight that so beautiful. And as I was walking back I saw a bunch of gorgeous flowers on the wall of an embankment. I stopped and gazed at the beauty of the wall with those hanging plants with the flowers. It was indeed an enchanting scene. I took my camera and snaps those scenes and am sharing it here for all to enjoy. So folks small happening like these do add color to one's life, so do take some time to enjoy those little things that are around us. Have a nice day.


Anonymous said...

Hello Pak Idrus,

Life is for living and I'm happy to know that you are living it to the fullest. As I've said before, when I reach your age, I want to be like you! Enjoy and be always happy ;)


Pak Idrus said...

YA, Yvonne thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

You do not have to get old to start enjoying life. Enjoy it from now for Now would be there but for a second only. I shall continue to enjoy life the way I know and hope that you would enjoy it as well.

Have a nice day.

cakapaje said...

Salam Pak Idrus,

Know what? Ever since I am into photography, my senses for beauty are increasing that I even see something lovely in weeds. They, after all, are put as a decoration in the wild by the greatest gardener of all time, Allah s.w.t. :)

Pak Idrus said...

cakapaje, thanks for the visit and the greeting as well as sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

True the camera do helps us to see thing in a different perspective. Ever things around us are nature greatest contribution in making this world of ours a great place to live and enjoy life. That is one reason we must respect our environment both the living and the non living around us.

I have learn to enjoy every thing on this planet and by that enjoying life to the fullest.

Have a nice day.

Unknown said...

Love the shot of the white mushrooms. My regret is that I don't have a memory for scientific names and common names are too loose. These saprophytes look so meaty and ready to eat but many are poisonous. Anyway they serve good symbols of survival in nature, ability to adapt and utter patience.

Pak Idrus said...

Zaharan Razak, thanks for the visit and the good words on the image of the white mushrooms. It was there just hardly a day and then it was gone. Yes it would be great to be able to put a name of this wonder of nature especially the scientific name. Perhaps Ee Lynn could help.

Thanks as well for sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Have a nice day.