THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Monday, 21 December 2009

Over the weekend


No, no shopping for schooling needs over the weekend.

Right after my weekly pasar tani routine (a different kind of shopping), off I drove to KL to attend my alumni’s dinner. Now that I have a GPS, I no longer have to do my homework before heading to KL. Otherwise, usually I’d have to “study” the KL & Klang Valley Street Directory before going anywhere near the KL city centre!

So yes, I attended the TKC OGA dinner at Shangri La, KL.

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Oh, just the usual things… all the pot pet pot pet when old friends meet… arrival of the royalties… speech by the Yang DiPertua… speech by the organising chair… makan-makan (of course lah, it was dinner anyway!)… and the entertainments…

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billie jean


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I sat together with my batchmates somewhere at the back. When we wanted to take a group photo at our table, one of my friends called one lady who was standing at the back, thinking this lady was one of the hotel staff. The lady obliged and was cool about it so my friends all thought she was actually a hotel staff. I had been observing the lady earlier and had suspected that she was a bodyguard of one of the royalties.

Well, indeed she was. So yep, we got a mata gelap snapping pics for us! Hehehe…

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Anyway, on Saturday night I was at Shangri La, then next day, on Sunday, I headed to Marriot KL to meet up with some friends. A group of friends, most of whom I had never met before. Out of these friends, I had only met two of them prior to this meet. These are fellow bloggers. Can you recognise them?

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pi - well posing, macam orang Arab da.. Boleh I pinjam tudung you tu?

Among your fellow bloggers, I think one of them is Kata Kama. Am i right? I love reading her blog entries just as I love yours.

Raf

Kak Ezza@makcik Blogger said...

Pi

semua nya nampak anggun dan bergaya...

You ada kat KL ke lagi ni...

Pi Bani said...

Raf,
Keturunan Bani Hashim pakai ala Arab lah... :-)

And yes, you are right. One of the bloggers I met was Kak Puteri of Kata Kama.

Pi Bani said...

Kak Ezza,
Dah balik Ipoh dah... kena kerjalah.

But will be going again this coming weekend, anak sedara nak bertunang.

mamasita said...

Hai Pi..my son bertunang this Saturday.

So Sunday brunchy kalau you pree, bolehlah kita jumpa jap. Kita ajak Ezza skali..how?

Your anak sedara bertunang kat mana?

I kenal Puteri and Kak Teh from the photos..Who are the other ladies?

Ezza Aziz said...

Pi

Ohh gambaq yang bawah tu..Kak Kama n also Yani kot...Kat Teh ada kat sini ker..yang pakai baju coklat tu kaa..my eyes udah rabun daa dok telek sorang sorang..

mamasita..tengok lah kalau sempat sebab anak saya Mira mendaftar kat UITM Shah Alam Ahad ni...so calling calling lah yer..

Pi Bani said...

Mamasita,
My nephew bertunang dengan orang Kajang. Actually tentatively konon-konon nak meet up again with Kak Puteri and Kak Teh this Friday night sebab hari tu jumpa sat sangat, tak dan nak menyembang banyak-banyak sebab masing-masing nak cepat. Tapi takpe, Sunday brunch I should be free kot. Most likely after lunch balik Ipoh. Nanti call lah ye?

The other ladies in the photo, macam Ezza kata... Yani of Kitchen Guardian, the other one Shahida from Capetown and the one between myself and Kak Teh you pernah jumpa kot? That's Dalilah aka Raden Galoh.
And the thorn among the roses is Pokku.

Pi Bani said...

Ezza,
Yes, Kak Teh is around at the moment. Betui la dia yang baju coklat tu - tu kan memang warna rasmi dia? :)

Kalau rabun, pakai cermin mata laa... macam I... kalau tak pakai reading glasses, semua gambar nampak blur!

Naz said...

Kak Pi,
I masih lagi frust menonggeng (!) because I was supposed to be there. At 2 am I kena surrender and sms KTeh. Nanti I story mory.
'hope our paths will cross one day :)

Pi Bani said...

Naz,
Ni mesti kes terlebih makan termasuk food you're allergic to kan?

Takpa, insyaAllah ada rezeki kita jumpa. Next week jom? :)

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Oh, you went makang-makang Kulit Manis at Marriott ye? I tak jeles pun. Sedikit pun tak. *wink wink* purrr...meow!

Naz said...

Salam Kak Pi,
Totally innocent! I budak baik, Kak Pi...benda tak boleh makan, I tak makan. LOL

Next week tu bila? post-26th?
Kalau tak sempat kat KL, I singgah lah kat Ipoh. Dengan tiada keseganan aku menjemput diriku sendiri...hehe!

Meow meow, I pun tak jeles...langsung!
*boooohooooohoooooooo*

Pi Bani said...

C-i-S,
I tak makang pung kayu manis kat Marriot. Jumpa sekejap sangat, they were rushing off somewhere, I was rushing home. Coincidentally, the dinner on Saturday night, the theme was sugar n spice. And if you noticed in one of the pics above, the decor on the tables were kayu manis. So I actually had a kayu manis weekend!

Pi Bani said...

Naz,
I'll be in KL again (Damansara Jaya to be exact) from 25 - 27 Dec. 26 tu out lah sebab my nephew bertunang.

Tapi after 27th, I don't think I'd be going anywhere so I should be in Ipoh. Singgahlah, no problem. Tapi soundlah jugak, jangan dah sampai Ipoh baru nak bagitau...

Kak Teh said...

salam and yes,yes, yes, kak teh in colour resmi dia - coklat! Pi, it was a mai and then pi - tak sempat nak sembang tapi sempatlah peluk dua tiga kali. Insyaallah we meet up again.

Kak Ezza@makcik Blogger said...

tumpang lalu Pi..

kak teh...I pun nak peluk u jugak..hari tu dah terlepas..so kali ni tak nak lepas peluang peluk dan cium bau orang london...hahahaha

Kak Teh said...

tumpang lalu pi,

ezza, bau london dah hilang semakin hilang sebab dok berjalan rata - tapi masih boleh peluk! nanti kita jumpa sebab sekarang barulah boleh relax sikit. Insyaallah!

Pi Bani said...

Kak Teh,
Nama pun Pi... so dia mai sat lepaih tu teghuih pi balik la...

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

isnt that Pokku, the sole thorn standing amongst the roses?

Pi Bani said...

Kerp,
Yes, that's Pokku alright. The 2 other thorns... Pak Abu was behind the camera, while Awang Goneng segan nak join, tak tau mana nak mencelah... :)