:: 母の誕生日 ::

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母の55歳の誕生日だ。
It’s my mom’s 55th birthday.

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:: Pelangi Pagi ::

7.06 pagi.

Pagi-pagi ini buka tingkap untuk lihat cuaca. Kalau tak hujan, mahu ke tasik. Tiba-tiba, nampak ini.

Rasanya belum pernah aku nampak pelangi dari rumah begini. Teruja, aku beritahu emak.

Emak yang masih bertelekung menjenguk ke tingkap bilik dan katakan perkara yang sama.

Memang tak pernah.

:: The Storyteller ::

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Jodi Picoult’s novel never fails to bring me to tears. This, too, is admirably good.

It’s a story about a 95 year-old former Nazi officer who is searching for redemption and forgiveness for what he did and/or involved during the Holocaust, of the World War II.

To be honest, I didn’t know that The Storyteller will actually tell in details about what had happened back then, during the Holocaust. I wasn’t expecting such thing. The Storyteller is set in three parts. Only after I started reading Part 2, I realized that I would definitely be captivated by this novel. I just couldn’t put it down since then.

There is a story in the story. Even that story was written so beautifully that I found Jodi Picoult so brilliant to write it that way. The twists, like always, they were beautifully plotted. She is doubtlessly, a good storyteller.

*minor spoiler alert*

It’s just that I was really hoping for the Hauptscharfuhrer to finally meet Minka again, after the war. But that didn’t happen. They never did. 😢

:: ランダム ::

最近、日本語の勉強時間があまりない。クラスも色々な事なのでいつもキャンセルされた。来週、テストの復習をする。2週間後で、アッパーインターメヂット2のレベルのテストだから。

今までこの学校で勉強するのはもう3年半年ぐらいだ。そう言う事だから、日本語の勉強ももう3年半年立ったね。年月がいつの間にか過ぎ去った。

今年は能力試験を受けないかもしれないので、なんか、勉強する気分がない。それはだめなんだよね。なので、ここで日本語で書いているよ。

あ、今月末私は済州島へ行くんだ。今回の旅行は一人じゃなくて、弟といとことユスラさんといくつもりだ。4人だ。

まあ、多いほどもっと良いかな。

:: Melly ::

Despite her being so photogenic, I just realized that I seldom upload Melly’s pictures. Her big eyes stand out and made her look so beautiful in photos, most of the time.  I took quite a lot of photos of her actually.

Last month, Melly had just turned 6 years old. Alhamdulillah, she’s been so healthy, cheeky and active all this while.

Melly is not a so friendly cat, especially to strangers. If someone comes to our house, she would hide under my bed or stay quiet in my mom’s room – where she sleeps everyday. Yes, she’s closer to my mom. She talks to my mom a lot.

If I were to compare her with Mellet, she is a cautious and careful kind of cat. She is very picky on her food and water. And if someone interrupts her while she’s eating, she would stop and leave her food right away. Grr.

All these years, looking at how she grew up, I would say Melly is a clever cat. I sometimes crumple some papers into a ball to play with her. She would kick the ball, bring the ball here and there. Sometimes she brings the ball back to me, as if she is asking me to play with her again.

Oh, another thing, Melly hates to be held. She would growl and even hiss when someone picks her up.

 

:: Today’s occasion: “Alegori” ::

It’s Thaipusam day. And on this public holiday, I spent some time in the morning to go to an exhibition in Galeri Petronas with some friends. Well it was Syah’s idea for the four of us to have a short meet up here. Just her being an art lover, like she always do.

“Alegori – Contemporary Art Expressions from Malay Manuscripts.

The exhibition is open to public until the 4th of February, 2018 and the admission is totally free!

So here are some of the photos taken at the exhibition. Have a look!

Some discarded scraps were patched and formed into a tent.

A beautiful heavy cloak made of 12,000 pieces of acrylic beads.

The acrylic beads with red pigment that symbolize tears.

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