Happy Birthday Fah!!!

Yesterday the 5th December 2008 was my little sister Anisah Afifah’s 8th birthday. Anisah or Fah or Kafah as how our little brother called her (refer to ‘About Anisah Afifah – Ali’s blog’) is a cute little girl with a very sweet smile.

We celebrated her birthday at about 4:30 pm. Dress in a beautiful white gown and wearing a crown, Anisah look so pretty. She was beaming with delight when she saw the presents.

We sang her the birthday song and she read her birthday cards. Among the three birthday cards I think the one from my mum which was decorated with blue flowers and ribbons from a bunga telur (refer to ‘Eggs’) is the nicest.

After reading the cards, she open her presents. Among them were honey (she loves them so much), a ‘Winnie the Pooh’ document file, a T-shirt with a picture of a flying fairy, Disney princess stickers and their album and a lot more. Next we took lots of photographs of Anisah in her beautiful gown. They would be really nice for her blog.

It was rather late after we finished cleaning up the mess. We then sat down to make her some necklaces and bracelets from the bead sets that she got for her birthday. Mum and Ali made her a sweet and colourful necklace. I made her a bracelet which has the word ‘HUG’on it to remind her that I loved her very much. I also made her a necklace which said ‘SIT’ to remind her that she is a big girl now and must not run and jump around all the time. Aeshah made one which said ‘HUG’ too, ands gave her a big hug. Ali is making one with a dolphin on it but he hasn’t finished them yet.

We wanted to play ‘MONOPOLY’ after dinner but we have to go out since dad had a meeting with his Hadith ustaz, Ustaz Raof (refer to ‘My Hadith Class – Ali’s Blog). On the way home, dad took us to Mc Donald for some tasty ice-creams. When we reached home, I asked Anisah what does she likes best about her birthday. Here is the list…

Best Cards:

  • The ‘Spot the Difference’ card given by Aeshah. She said that it is fun.
  • The ‘Musical Card’ which I gave her. It sang the song ‘Happy Birthday’.

Best Presents:

  • The ‘princess mirror’. The mirror which was made from plaster was moulded. Painted and given by mum, the great artist who could also make other beautiful craftworks.
  • A beautiful flowery backpack which was previously mine. She had been wishing for it for a long time.
  • Nicely kept stuff toys which previously belong to Aeshah.
  • A packet of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish crackers (refer to ‘Goldfish – Ali’s blog’) which was given by Ahmad Ali. It is Anisah’s favourite crackers… infact it is our favourite crackers.
  • A beautiful story book which dad bought at the MPH Warehouse Sale (refer to ‘MPH Warehouse Sale – Ali’s blog’)

Best Birthday Surprise

· Yesterday was the first day WordPress 2.7 (refer to ‘If WordPress 2.7 was a movie – WordPress Blog’ and ‘WordPress 2.7 – Ali’s blog’) is downloadable.

Best Birthday Moment

  • During the ‘Present Unwrapping Session’

She said that this is her best birthday ever and all of us are now looking forward to the next birthday blogger… guess who???

Note: Please read Ali’s writing on Anisah’s birthday (please click here) and the birthday girl’s own post on her birthday (please click here)

My Dearest Grandmother Passed Away

Last Wednesday, at about 9:30 pm, my dad was told that his mother collapsed in her house in Kuala Terengganu. At that moment, dad and his big brother Ami Ma was at Pak Cik Amin’s house attending their weekly hadith class.

Dad called his good friend Pak Ghani who immediately rushed from his house in Kuala Ibai to my grandmother’s house in Jalan Pusara. It was Pak Ghani who took my grandmother to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in his car.

My grandmother was then admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We immediately packed our bags and headed for Kuala Terengganu at about 1 a.m. It was raining quite heavily along the way and it took us more than 7 hours to reach Kuala Terengganu.

We visited my grandmother at the hospital everyday. She was in a coma; we read to her the surah Yasin and tried to talked to her. She passed away at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon. She was in a coma until the end of her life. She was laid to rest at the Tanah Perkuburan Sheikh Ibrahim, Kuala Terengganu after Asar on the same day.

pengkembumian-jiddah

My grandmother was a very wonderful lady and we love her very much. May Allah bless her soul.

jiddah

Amin

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I would like to thank Pak Ghani for taking the trouble to send my grandmother to the hospital. May Allah bless him for his generosity.