09 November 2009

11 / 11 The Poppy Day

The occasion is not a good enough reason to close our Almanar. But, regretfully, Pak Cik will not conduct any classes from 11/11 to 14/11. For what is worth, let us say Pak Cik will be busy for my SPM exam!

To those associated with Almanar, who will be sitting for the dreaded SPM exam, Pak Cik can only hope and pray that you will do as well as you can. Please remember, how important we see the SPM exam, we, human, cannot dictate its outcome.

Berkhidmat kerana Tuhan untuk kemanusiaan.


Memorable trails... said...

Salam Pak Cik,
All the best to Al-Manar students.
I am feeling jittery as well,as my son and my students are sitting for the exam.

11/11 is a special date to me too...no..no..not because of Poppy Day,but its my 18th wedding anniversary...

azie said...


apa maksud gambar 2 orang tu pakcik?

Umi Kalthum Ngah said...

Dear Pakcik & Makcik,

Hope you are making speedy recovery...and the 'pictures' will be forgotten...

And the floodings around T'ganu have subsided too!

Heard that Jitra, Kedah is badly hit now...my other half's kampung. It was really bad around 2005. My late father-in-law never recovered from the shock at seeing the only visible portion of his beloved home was the roof, above the flood waters..


PS. My messages to you are sent to both of your email addresses..Just in case...

Al-Manar said...

Madam Gold

Happy wedding anniversary - and good luck to your first boy. Just 18 with the eldest child at secondary school! Enjoy your prime,madam, before it becomes just a fond memory - and the flood in Kelantan at a time when Along sits for his SPM will, too, turn to something to talk about years from now.

Al-Manar said...


Must every picture tell a story? You are a perceptive girl indeed, redline. One day Pakcik may tell you.

Al-Manar said...


It is indeed very scary to imagine just the roof of our house visible above the flood water. I can see the angry sea from my house,huge waves rolling and rolling, the tall coconut palms bending over landwards - and realise we are not that great after all.

changgeh said...

En Hassan,
When I was in primary school during the 50's I could still recalled members of the red cross would come by our classroom and we were required to donate after which each of us were given a poppy flower to take home. I don't remember anybody telling us what's that for.

Al-Manar said...


Begitulah kita orang lama - masa orang puteh. Dulu ada red cross, sekarang mana ada. Dulu kita tulis CHanggeh, sekarang orang ketawa. Dulu kita buleh CHam budah CHomel CHampuran darah Melayu CHina, sekarang jangan CHari lah tak ada lagi. Kalai ada pun di CHabang Tiga atau Pengkalan CHepa.

It is nice to see you again.

Anonymous said...

Salam Pak Cik...Have you fully recovered?I really hope so. It has been about a month now. I did not contact you earlier. I am very sorry. This new semester is totally different from the first one. I am taking five 'heavy' subjects and scarcely have time to go to cyber cafe.I do now just to wish all the best to the Al-Manar pupils who will be sitting for SPM, beginning this 18th November if I am not mistaken.
p/s:I will be at home during Hari Raya Qurban.Send my love to mak cik.

Al-Manar said...


You are ever so concerned. Thank you.
Come home early before Hari Raya and round up some boys to catch a couple of stray cows around Almanar for our qurban.

Pakcik and Makcik hope to see you.

Anonymous said...

Dear pakcik...
Now comes another spm exam and another hari raya qurban, how those days bring me a lot of good memories.
I wish I could come to your house this hari raya but unfortunately I'll be spending those holidays in Bandung without families around.
I hope you and makcik will always be in good health.You two are always in my prayers.
Until next time,with lots of love SELAMAT HARI RAYA QURBAN.

Al-Manar said...


It is nice to hear from you. Would you please e-mail me some news about how things are with your studies. I wonder when your course will end and what your plans are.
Selamat Hari Raya Qurban from
Pakcik and Makcik