SEMESTA Raya Do in Klang Valley

Date: Today, 3rd Oct 2010

Venue: Dataran Putrajaya

Time: 12 noon – 3pm

I missed the FARISAINS (formerly SEMESTA)  traditional Raya do in Kelantan (3rd Raya), but I told my fellow alumni if I’m free I would attend the one in Klang Valley.

So, today, after sending Aina to her friend’s house (for Raya do too), I drove to the above venue.

I never thought there were so many other events around Putrajaya – weddings, Raya gatherings, etc..). I had to call a few alumni friends before I finally arrived at the place (it was just opposite the Palace of Justice) at 12.30pm.

It started quite slow, but eventually I fould myself chatting with other fellow alumni – some my seniors, but they are mostly were my juniors. I was the 4th batch of the school anyway!

Some of my friends are normally reluctant to come, because they said it is an open event, and if they come they won’t know most other attendees. Aren’t they aware that all of us are in the same boat? We eventually know many of us becausee we became regulars of such gathering! I used to be in the committee, and I know how hard it was to convince people to join such gathering. That is partly the reason why I keep attending Farisains’ functions whenever I can.

Normally I do not get disappointed either. Today for the first time I met Saufi (who’s 4 yrs my senior) and his friend, Prof Fauzi. Saufi works in Kuala Terengganu and Prof Fauzi is attached to UPM.

Saufi:

Prof Fauzi:

It was nice to be joined by these 3 wonderful ladies:

Bazuki , who is 3-years my junior, joined us too:

Bazuki who is well-traveled, in the midst of telling us his Afghanistan experience:

And here’s a special shot of Bazuki and I for the album 🙂 :

We were so engrossed in our chat that ( I think) the juniors were too scared to join us until much later.

It was past 3pm, and before leaving them, I managed to join them in their group photos. Here’s with Pade Gulong’s gang (SPM 2004):

Our “photographer” (we asked him to snap the photos for us) who was the MC of the day:

I was told that he is a tv dramatist who normally acts as the bad guy :-). Here he is, with Pade’s gang:

Another group photo (which doesn’t reflect the total number of attendees, because by then many had left) :

I wanted to snap my red Mazda2 parked in front of the Palace of Justice, but I also got a pic of Alimin 🙂 :

I took this one last shot before I finally left the place:

There are many others who left much earlier, such as Sseme, but I got a shot of Sseme’s laksam:

Photos taken using Nokia N79 & Nokia E52 phones 🙂

8 thoughts on “SEMESTA Raya Do in Klang Valley

  1. Oh yeah.. forgot to mention that, while I was trying to explain why I was alone (kids are all over the places, and hubby in Tibet), dearest hubby called me!!!

  2. My car only settled at 4pm, then took my estima and sent my daughter to rembau. The spagetti intended for the gathering ended up at my sister’s house in bangi as our dinner.

    I am happy that the turn out was good and they enjoy themselves. Too bad I missed the gathering.

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