Sunday, 23 December 2012

Kari Ikan Tenggiri

Kari ikan tenggiri bersama kacang bende dan tomato untuk makan tengah hari
bersama nasi putih.

(See attached file: Food_Ikan Kari.jpg)

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Hujang Berrek

December In East Coast 

This is what l longed for December in Trengganu. Strong wind, big waves and hujang berrek. 

"Hujang berrek" is the non stop rain from the morning to the next morning to the next morning. Rarely heavy but it rain with no stop and no break. We called that type of rain as "hujang berrek".

In my childhood "hujang berrek" was my escapism. We looked to the sky and say, ah please don't stop the rain. We know for sure when the rain start to become "hujang berrek", the flood will follow. And the flood brought to us then lot of happiness.

This year, l observed we are enjoying less rain than usual. And the sea is not really rough yet and the wind is not in full blow yet. And we are now approaching mid December. Perhaps time was changed and the season changed too.

Perhaps people is now saying, "ooh, hujang sokmo lening, nak buat kerjaang payoh" instead of "ooh, musim hujang, hujang lah dia, Tuhan buat molek doh.."

Oly Mju II

Friday, 7 December 2012


"Kherna" is an almost forgotten word in Lughatul Trengganu, which means, to cut things to become small. Mostly "kherna" word is use when the cut become too small to be usable for anything it was meant to be. It's a kind of derogatory word.

So, one may hear that "Mok suruh Mek kerat mmolek daun kuchai ning, doh yang Mek gi kherna gining semer, nok buat letok dalam jjemput guaner".

Which is, the Mom asked his daughter to cut the onion's leave properly but the result became a bit to small to be used for cooking.

Thinking about that, it's already quite some time that l didn't taste the jjemput gandum berdaun kuchai..

Nikon F5

Nikon F5, among the best in Nikon SLR hierarchy.

Hasselblad 2003 / Lucky SHD 100

Monday, 3 December 2012

Tangga : The Series

In the days of old, when TV was still not a familiar household object and the radio was still transmitting in SW, human interactions were the best escapism available to most folks back then.

In the days of old, when self grooming was still, to put the least, eau naturale,
East Coast women folks normally spend their late afternoon, gathered on the anak tangga of the house, helping each other, ambushing the parasites on them hairs. 

For those of us today, who deprive of their chance to see this in actual, you imagine women folks gather from the top step to the bottom step and each of them helping each other on the head, seeking you know what.

But that's not the story. The main thing was, the co-curricular that came along with that activity is the main attraction of the day. Most of the time, the juiciest story of the day will be circulated during this occasion, which goes like :

"Diri dengor dok cerita Gayah weh bla bla bla.." Then Gayah asked " Abende pulok Ngoh weh? " which provoked Ngoh to continue her story "Ambe bukang nok kabor sangat, tapi nok ghoyat hal bla bla bla"...

In general, in Trengganu, we call this "making ketupat"..

Disclamer : As Trengganu moved to Terengganu and modernisation creeping in everywhere, today, it's almost impossible to see things like this anymore.

The house beside the house of Wan Musa Wan Endut
Kg Losong
Holga 120GN / Ultrafine 400

Jambatan Pulau Sekati

Ghertok Pulau Sekati. Land reclaimation work on the Losong side of the river bank is in progress. As mentioned earlier, a huge rengas tree was gone ( referring to the pic below, that huge rengas tree was majestically grew on the RHS of the Ghertok's end ) and the house is no more with it's stilts in the water.

On the other side, the Ghertok refurbishment work is in progress too. Featured here are the newly installed Ghertok hand rails.

Hasselblad / Ultrafine 400
November 2012

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Nasi Padang

The whole 3 yards of Nasi Padang spread. Amazing.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Downtown Beirut

Beirut, nice place.

(See attached file: IMG_7025.JPG)

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Yellow Shoes

Me and my yellow boots in the orchard.

(See attached file: Yellow Boot & Me.jpg)

Diana F+ Camera

This is fun.

(See attached file: Untitled1.jpg)

Monday, 26 November 2012

Pulau Sekati

Setiap makluk itu baharu, dan setiap yang baharu itu sifatnya akan berubah ubah. Maka begitulah juga dengan Gertok Pulau Sekati, yang sekarang ini sedang diancam oleh gelombang pembangunan. 

Pembinaan sebuah jambatan moden dari Kg Losong ke Pulau Sekati dan terus ke Teluk Pasu sedang dalam peringkat awal, yang akan dibina selari dengan Gertok Pulau Sekati ini.

Maka barang siapa yang ingin merakamkan Pulau Sekati dalam keadaan yang masih asli ini, sila lah berbuat demikian dengan kadar yang amat segera.

Saya difahamkan, Gertok Kayu Pulau Sekati akan dikekalkan dan sedang dibaik pulih sewajarnya dalam ciri ciri asalnya, yakni, menggunakan bahan asas kayu.

Dalam gambar diatas (kiri) , telah dapat dilihat kerja penambakan tebing telah bermula dan jika dibandingkan dengan gambar yang diambil pada tahun 2012, sepohon pokok rengas dikiri kepala Gertok telah pun ditebang dan telah menjadi sebahagian dari lipatan sejarah.


Blackberry Bold 9700

Spend so much on the mobile technology, only left enough changes for the

(See attached file: Blackberry Bold 9700.jpg)

Hasselblad 2003 FCW

The best medium format camera that l ever use.

(See attached file: Hasselblad 2003 FCW.jpg)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Kampung Mangkuk

Kampung Mangkuk ( or Kampong Mangkok ), Terengganu.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Coke & McDonald

Shall l still consume this? Shall l stop? Yes, l will stop. Life is still beautiful without these two.

Friday, 23 November 2012

A Native of Trengganu

Trengganu, or, Terengganu, the east coast state of Malaysia. Proudly, l am a native of this bright state.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak, the flagship of Malaysia's anytime anywhere food.

(See attached file: NL_2.jpg)(See attached file: NL_1.jpg)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, Agra, India. l was there.
That's the nicest thing to say about travel.

(See attached file: Taj Mahal_WSoo Was Here.jpg)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Walk On The Beach

It's such a soul pleasing and mind cleansing things to do. Serious.

Longing for Dates

Longing for the date to visit the dates country again.

(See attached file: IMG_6734.JPG)

Monday, 19 November 2012

Stadium Sultan Ismail

Stadium Sultan Ismail Nasaruddin Shah, Kuala Trengganu.
It's there since as far back as l can remember.

(See attached file: Diana_Stadium_03.jpg)

Sunday, 18 November 2012


Gaza, doa dan harapan ku untuk mu.

(See attached file: Gaza.jpg)

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Maal Hijrah 1434H

Selamat menyambut Maal Hijrah 1434H. Semoga kesilapan di tahun lepas
diampunkan dan segala amal diterimaNya.
Semoga dijauhkan dari dosa dan mara bahaya di tahun baharu yang akan

(See attached file: Maal Hijrah 1434H.jpg)

Friday, 9 November 2012

Kuala Dungun

These shoplots of Kuala Dungun won't last long anymore. If any of us want to capture this area, please do as soon as all of us can. The tenants were gone, the facade will change, the 1950s aura will vapourise. We can't stop the change but we can record it definitely. My source told me that this scene will be no more by mid of 2013, or earlier.

Kuala Dungun, anyone?

Thursday, 8 November 2012

0720hrs Surabaya

Morning in Surabaya, Indonesia's second biggest city. Despite the crowd,
one still can find solace.

(See attached file: 0720hrs Surabaya.jpg)

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Coffee Comes In Many Ways

Coffee comes in many ways. Luxury serving in luxurious place or humble
serving in humblest of the humble place. Both are good.

Rainy Days

Rainy days are here. Time for thick black coffee O.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Tangga Series : Of Lambor and Selasor

Tangga Series : In some of Terengganu's traditional house concept, the flight of steps will not end up directly to the main door but instead it rest on a platform, of which in certain part of Terengganu, Losong especially, called it as "Selasor". In some other area of Terengganu named this platform as "Lambor".

Whenever casual guest came in visiting, unless very official or berhajat besar, normally the meet and greet will be only on "atas lambor".

Whenever too, when a far a time in between, a Tok Sheikh Jual Permata came in visiting, the business will be conducted "atas selasor" too..

The House of Arwah Wan Teh bin Wan Ali, Kg Losong, Trengganu
Oly Mju II

Tangga Series : The House of Tok Yam

"Terjun tidak bertangga" adalah satu ungkapan dalam pertuturan slanga Terengganu yang membawa maksud cara bertindak dalam satu keadaan yang sangat cemas sehinggakan tidak membuat perkara sebagaimana kebiasaanya.

Sebagai contoh, mari kita lihat keadaan ini: "Ambe tadi dudop mmasok dapor, lepas tu dengor gedegung macam orang ttepoh mutor. Junga tengok ikut tinkak, tengok anok amber nya gi tepoh batang nyior dengan mutor. Ambe sakning terjung dok ttangga hungga mari. Nasek baik takdok benda benda, mutor jer pecoh sebeng"

Which is : " l was at the kitchen, cooking. Then l heard a crash sound similar to someone crashing with a motorbike. Take a look via my kitchen's window and found my son crashed to the coconut tree with the motorbike. So, l was "terjun tak bertangga" to reach to my son. Luckily, nothing was serious, only the plastic fairing on the bike was broken to pieces"

The House of Tok Yam, a cousin of my Arwah Ayah
Kg Losong, Terengganu
Holga 120GN / Ultrafine 400