Saturday, December 25, 2010

In a greater scheme of things she gave Jen, my daughter, and Zahra, my grand daughter!

22 months Zahra Ava Mustapha Vanderkooy and her Uwan Uwan Marion!
In a greater scheme of things my mother gave Jen, my daughter, and Zahra, my grand-daughter!

Bye bye Mak and, to Zahra: Bye bye Onyang!

My mother passed away on 20th December, 2010, at 4.40am and we shall miss her very much. I wasn't able to be by her side when when she died since I was in Canada to be with my daughter and grand daughter and her family.
But when we come home we planned to have a big kenduri at out kampong house!
While she may be gone but not forgotten in out hearts, she left behind a legacy that we are all proud of !

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ain't no winter wonderland, for sure!

In summer we played in the backyard!

In summer the yard was green!

In summer we had BBQ on the patio!

A shot taken from my bedroom!

The patio, where all social activity took place in summer!

For me, it ain't no winter wonderland outside at all!

Arrived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, then a transfer to London, Ontario, and the journey was about 25 minutes by a turbo prop. It was bump]y at the lower level but as soon as the plane reached 10,000 feet above sea level it was fine.
From above the whole landscape was covered with snow, and heard over the news many road had to be closed due to blizzard. And it ain't no winter wonderland for sure! But Za and Jen and Steve were ray of sunshine when we arrived, especially Za who said "Hello Atok"!

Istana Seri Menanti

Istana Seri Menanti
The old Istana which is now a museum.