Monday, September 20, 2010

Life.. moving on...

The Ramadan and the Eid Fitri has passed. With that life is back to normal with the normal ritual of breakfast, lunch and Dinner and the occasional tea with friends. Asmah my spouse has been under the weather lately so the kids and grand kids told her to skip the ritual of cooking that she love to do every morning. She has been an active woman all the years and for not been allow to cook, it was not easy for her. Anyhow as to not allowing her to get bored, she did a little cooking with the help of the eldest grand kid. The eldest grand kid has just graduated from the IB program and out of school for now, waiting to continue her study when the semester starts. Other than that the Ramadan was beautiful. Off and on the kids and grand kids was around for Buka Puasa. Then came Eid Fitri on September 10, Lin our youngest daughter came back from Singapore and with that the whole family was around to celebrate the Eid with the usual fun and joy. It was really nice to have everyone around and it felt good to have all the loved one around at this juncture of our golden age. Like most folks in their golden age the kids are on their own now and the house is left to both of us. Where once we hear the cry and laughter of kids, now the atmosphere has changed but as usual we managed to keep ourselves busy by taking the happening a day a time. If we felt like going out to have lunch or dinner or just to shop we would just go to the nearest Mall, like the KLCC, the Great Eastern Mall or the Pavilion. At time we would go as far as the Curve at Damansara where Ikea is nearby. I love Ikea for the innovative ideas of home furnishing and most of the time came home buying new items for the home.

Anyway now that I have most of what I wanted of Ikea, I now concentrate on quality wooden furniture for my love of things made of wood. Just a few days before Eid I bought a teak side table made in Bali. It has a carving of Banana leaf on the top; making it such a unique masterpiece of furniture. I had wanted to buy this table when I first saw it but it was expensive. So I kept postponing buying it and until two weeks ago when I saw one in the furniture shops nearby. It was not on displayed but put up as one of the decorative item. And it was on offer with a special price tag. A few days earlier I had bought two collapsible wooden stools and was hoping to buy that table on my next visit. I told myself that if that table is mine it would still be there when I came for it. Sure enough when I went to have a look, it was still there. I ask how much he would give me for that. The salesperson whom I have befriended for my frequent visit there told me that if I wanted it, I could have it for a special price, sort of an Eid gift to me. With that price I decided to buy it and above is that exclusive teak side table; now my priceless possession. It is an old saying in our culture about furniture, in that the furniture in the showroom awaits its owner. In this instance that furniture has chosen me as its owner. With that folks I am now the proud owner of this piece of a quality teak side table.

Have a nice day.


Temuk said...

Pak Idrus
That's a very special, unique nad beautiful table! Betullah, kalau dah rezeki kita, ia takkan ke mana. Cantik! Alah membeli (sebab harganya), tapi pasti menang memakai!

Of course we have to be extra carefull now in buying new things, now that we are without our usual gaji, and the things that we wish to buy might not actually be that necessary. They might even make our house more crowded! But, if after 2 or 3 visits to the shop, our eyes are still staring at the very same thing, then we have to trust our earlier instinct - that is definitely something that we really like and must acquire!

louis said...

Hi Idrus,

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever"...and that is what your table is and continue to be.

Wan Sharif said...

It look and sound like a must have sidetable.. ahh it is a work of art.. exquisitely beautiful..

Pak Idrus said...

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

Yes, I do believe that if things are yours you would get it eventually. Like that furniture in that shop. I wanted it the first time I saw it but thought that it was too expensive and almost forgot about it. Then I saw it again just before raya and at that time I got an extra gift on my pension. With that it is a double whammy and that what made me decide to take home my side table. I am happy with that purchase and it surely be one of my priceless possession in my home.

As for spending I do not have to worry for as long as I am breathing I got my pension and my spouse too have got a pension. The kids are OK and on their own. No debt and no credit card to pay. Life have been good.

Have a nice day and take care.

Pak Idrus said...

louis, thanks for the visit and the good words on the purchase I did.

Well I had wanted it and the time was right and the money was right too. I got an extra RM500 in my pension, a special payment for the raya for everyone and with that and the price has gone down, it instantly became mine. I am happy with that purchase and as you said it going to be a joy for ever.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Wan Sharif, thanks for the visit and the good words on my purchase of that side table.

Indeed it is one of a kind and it is not always available. I had wanted it from the first moment I saw it but at that time I thought that it is rather expensive and almost forgot about it, until I saw it again in the same shop. It look like it is going to be mine and indeed it became mine just before raya. A gift to myself and the home.

Have a nice day.

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

What a gorgeous teak table, Pak Idrus! A worthy acquisition, indeed. Not soulless like so many pieces of mass-manufactured furniture. So glad you had a lovely Raya celebration. Thank you for having me over.

Uncle said...

cantik betul meja tu pak idrus....saya rasa kalau saya lah yang nampak after your first visit to the shop, mungkin meja tu dah ada kat rumah saya...tapi dah rezeki pak idrus...heh3...

Yati Harvey said...

Pak Idrus,

another interest we share...I love wooden furniture too! Take care.

Pak Idrus said...

~Covert_Operations'78~, Ee Lynn thanks for the visit and the good words on the subject of this piece of furniture.

Indeed this particular masterpiece has soul and that what's made it different. I am glad that you like it. I am sure it was created with love from an artist hands.

It is a piece of art and I believe it would last forever and ever in our home.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Uncle, thanks for the visit and the good words on this furniture that I bought recently.

Indeed it is a work of art and I do believe had you seen it, you would at least be attracted to this fine works of art. Well in this case it found me as its owner.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Yati Harvey, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of wooden furniture.

Yes, wooden furniture are unique and it last for ever and ever but is is more expensive than that made of plastic or composite material. Like you I love it and always attracted to such works of art.

Have a nice day.