The last time we had a gathering was on the 4th July 2009. It was a grand one (30 years after we left school) and I was among those who initiated it. Unfortunately, later on I found out that Nuni’s graduation was on 5th July 2009, so I had to give the gathering a miss despite having bought the flight (return) tickets to go back to Kota Bharu for the gathering.Here’s a group pic, obviously without me in it!:
So, here’s the recent (mini) gathering:
Date : 5th March 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 12 noon until 7pm (or rather ,until the last guest left!)
Venue: Setia Alam (my place)
I guess many of us have been busy that we never got to have any significantly big gathering since then. Though, I know that some of us do have regular meets where we have have breakfast, lunch or just a cup of coffee together.
As usual, my ever faithful Nury was the first to arrive. Even DH calls her my co-host .
Zuhdi and family came next. We managed to have a couple of photos together (thanks to Zuhdi):
This one with Nury (but no Zuhdi) in:
Now… I can’t remember who came next. I think Kamil, Engku & Deng were next, followed by Wan Hasamudin aka K*j*k. It was nice of K***k to come, despite being busy with his son’s departure to Cairo that night.
Soon Nik Ahmad Eid arrived with his family. They arrived at the same time as Yasmin & Salwani. Yasmin brought sumptuous Secret Recipe cake.
We were waiting diligently for Salwani’s “lompat tikam”. It was definitely worth the wait:
Ladies (Mat Eid in the foreground):
K*j*k and Deng:
Close up of Kamil and Engku:
Earlier, we tried to discuss THE agenda of the day – preparation of next’s year’s Grand Re-union :
but were distracted a few time, LOL!
We however managed to have a quick group pic of the guys available at that time:
Sham arrived later with a beautiful fruit basket (forgot to take any pic until the fresh roses wilted ).
Kojak soon had to leave, followed by Yasmin, Salwani and Sham.
The others wanted to leave too but I told them 3 more of our friends were already on their way. Actually I think I forced these nice guys to stay back!
They were not disappointed because soon after Zuhaimi and Rusdi aka A**k arrived.
Zuhdi who went home to send back his family arrived again . He’s one loyal member of any gathering! He came with some banana fritters .
After another long wait, our 3 musketeers (Kamil, Ku & Deng) wanted to leave too, especially when Nury got ready to leave. By that time Roslan P*c*t was on his way.
These guys said, OK, they’ll wait for Roslan, say hi and then go off.
Here’s a pic of us with for Roslan when he had just arrived:
Nik and Nury soon left, but the others decided to come in again! I went up to pray and was quite surprised to see the dining table full:
After quite a long wait, these guys wanted to leave too.
Ah, did I forget ot mention that the satay I ordered earlier finally arrived (my sons had to wait for almost 1 hour, despite making the booking earlier)?
Zuhdi, Kamil & Dr Zuhaimi (that’s our family doctor ):
Even DH rejoined the group for a serving of lompat tikam:
These guys finally left just before sunset!
Alpha – Zuhdi, K*j*k, Nury, me, Rusdi, Roslan, Mat Eid
Beta – Deng, Yasmin
Delta – Kamil, Zuhaimi,Salwani, Shanmsiah
Gamma – Engku
To all who came to this gathering, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was a real pleasure to have you at my place that day!
Credits should go to Zuhdi and K*j*k for most of the photos above
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