Friday, August 15, 2008

My 42nd Year

If I were to live in India, it’d be a Public Holiday today, and I’d be celebrating my 42nd Birthday with India’s Independence Day!

Yes, I’m 42 today. I was born at 12:15 midnight of 15th August 1966. My parents were living in Langkawi at that time, but my AYAH insisted that Mak should take the boat ride to cross the ocean and gave birth to me in Kodiang, Kedah where AYAH’s kampung was located.

I’d like to thank everybody who had called me and sent me Birthday Greetings via sms, and emails since last night. I feel truly blessed to be given this life which is full of wonderful people of families and friends from all walks of life.

My Hubby – I’m genuinely happy to have a terrific husband like you. TQ for the birthday gift :) though it’s not a surprise. I can’t wait to drive it this afternoon. Love you ..mmmuuuaahhh...!

My Children – My Angels- Haziq, Husna, Hanna, Hasya, Haifa and Hanis. I love you with all my heart! Ayah and all of you make me complete. My special children Haziq and Husna – remember Allah chose you to be special because you’re SPECIAL. Your Ayah, Ibu and sisters will always be there for both of you.

My Parents – AYAH and Mak – I’m truly blessed to have parents like you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to live the life that I’ve always wanted. Thank you for being there for me all these 42 years!.

My Siblings – Bemmie, Benjie, Kak Anim and Adik – and my ipars – Kak Zue, Kak Dora, Abg Rosli and Juin – love y’all! Hope all of you will have a tremendous life. And I wouldn’t trade you with anything in the world!

My Relatives – My Tok, aunties, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, my mom in law, sis-in-laws, brother-in-laws – you are wonderful people!

My Friends – My Primary School friends who are a bunch of fantastic ladies, my MRSM friends who are ever so marvelous, my Uni friends whom I’ve mostly lost contact with, my Office friends who have seen me from a Fresh Graduate to a mom-of-six, my friends I acquired thru the blogging world, my neighbors, my family friends and everybody I’ve known – you guys are amazing!

Thank you for being you!

Happy Birthday to Me :)

40 comments:

Hanim said...

Ja, Happy,happy,happy birthday to you...You r the best sister anyone cud wish for....We'll be seeing u soon this school hols..Then we can have belated celebration...

wanshana said...

Dearest Ja,

Happy Bithday!!!

Didoa'kan semoga dipanjangkan umur, dimurahkan rezqi, dikurniakan kebahagiaan dan kesihatan, dikukuhkan Imaan, dan dilimpahkan rasa kesyukuran dengan segala kurniaanNya, insya Allah.

Many Happy Returns of the day :)

Waaaaa, birthday present dari hubby boleh "drive" lagi! Share the pics, can aaaarrr? :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Ja,

happy burstday!!!!! may Allah swt bestow upon you rahmat and hidayah always and always.

Aziah

ZLAA said...

Ja,

Happy Birthday. May all your wish come true. Semuga you and family sentiasa di dalam keberkatan.

sYaNa said...

Kak DDI,

HAPPY BIRHDAY :o)

I'm happy to know you, eventho just thru a blog :o)

May all your dreams and prayers come true :o)

Have a great b'day weekend.

Zhafri said...

teh ja...
zhafri nie..
hehe..
epy2 bufday~!
smoga pnjg umur n mrh rezeki...
sory cuti ni zhafri x ikowt ibu p kl coz byk homwok..
jmpa raya nnt laa...
bye..
p/s : pesan kat pakteh sruh bwak mercun bnyk2!!hehe

Mak-Adik said...

A'kum kja...Adik ni (ad dgn mak ni).
Adik tanya mak dh wish ka blum kt kja.Lar... mak baru teringat. Dia kata tadi sembang panjang sgt ngan kja smpai terlupa nk wish. he..he..he..
So,di sini Adik,Mak, dan yg lain-lain yg sewaktu dengannya, wish u a Verry Heppi 42nd Burst-Day. Moga Allah panjangkan umur,murahkan rezeki, kesihatan yg berkekalan, & berbahagia bersama keluarga hendaknya.

p/s:-Mak kata Ikan Pekasam dan Buah Dukong yg dikirim melalui Bemmi tu adalah b'day present dr mak! He...he...he...

K' Take Care & remember that we'LL alwez Luv U!!!

MAY GOD BLESS YOU...

Akmal said...

DDI,
HAppY BirtHDAy :)

kamal fnd hashim said...

Happy Belated Birthday ek!!Semoga usianya terus membawa makna.

yus said...

Ja,
tak dan nak buka emel or even blog since thursday, hence the late wish.
Anyway, semoga panjang umur, murah rezeki, diberkati Allah sentiasa. Drive la birthday present tu terus ke Sintok ni....

U.Lee said...

Hi Ibu, many happy returns of the day and many more to come. Wishing you lots of good health and lots of laughter.
Women at this time of their lives are at their real prime, younger women pun kala. Ha ha
So, you stay gorgeous and keep well, Lee.

Raden Galoh said...

Happy belated birthday ja... semoga byk lagi rahmat Allah melimpahi hidup Ja sekeluarga...amiin.

AuntieYan @ Makcik Blogger said...

Salam Ibu,

Happy Birthday!

Semoga sentiasa dalam peliharaan Allah, murah rezeki, panjang umur, sihat sentiasa, bahgia selalu!!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Kak Ja, Happy Belated Bithday! sorry i tertinggal boat.

yus said...

ja,
since you mentioned langkawi, where I was born in the same year as you, i pun risik2 from my dad. guess what? memang depa kenai since langkawi days...ahahahah...panjangla cerita ni...

Yatie_T said...

Kak Ja,
Happy belated birthday.... sorry lah, terlambat wish Kak Ja. Yatie tak sempat nak berblogging since last week sebab my hubby's birthday 2 hari lepas Kak Ja's birthday (august 17).

MAMAMIA said...

Ampun... for this belated wish.

Happy 42 Bday!!! The heart still remains as 24 kan? To many more wonderful years to come... Semoga terus dirahmati Allah.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Kak Anim,
TQ dear :) Really really happy you & family came. 3 nights spent here felt like 3 hours saja. Not enuff time to go out shopping la. Anyway, the kenduri, the last minute planned BBQ & Times Square outing were splendid kan? Wish you could stay longer :(

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Shana,
TQVM for the do'a. Ameen..

Kebetulan got my new car on my birthday... but can you believe me if I said that I haven't driven it yet?? Actually my 3 siblings and their families came to stay for my cousin's kenduri and was bz with the borak-king and happy-happy.

Oklah I admit - that was only part of the reasons. The other reason was -TAKUT aaaa nak bawak coz it's bigger than my previous car. Tomorrow Ayah starts working after a two-day leave. I pulak cuti lagi... so tomorrow I HAVE to try to drive it coz I'll be working Thursday... wish me luck!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Aziah!!

TQ TQ la hang wish aku. Pejam celik dah 42 pun umoq kita. Remember when we were 12+ masa masuk MRSM?

Wow - that was 29 years ago!

My homeroom teacher Cikgu Musak Mantrak is now an Almarhum (alFatihah). Our teachers pun dah ramai yg pencen. Esok-esok kita la punya time pulak...

Hmmmhh...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Zlaa,
TQ for the wishes. I pun selalu do'a for my friends. I hope you pun dipermudahkan whatever you wish for especially di bumi UK. Miss la your stories in yahoogroup. Mesti bz ni...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Syana,
TQ dear.

Great to know you too :)

I baru nampak your pic. comenyaaaa you Syanaa......

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Zhafri!!!
So thats how teenagers write their smses!! So many short forms sampai kepala Teh pun short circuit.. hehehe...

Anyway, Zhafri, TQ for wishing me. I remember cradling you in my arms when you were juz a baby. And do you know that was the first time I handle a tiny baby on my own??

Now you're what - 5'8" 17yo? My God, how time flies...

Study hard and study smart for your SPM, ok?

Mercun? Hehehe... this year bunga api saja kot. Kalau ada stock nanti sure Pak Teh beli punya, ok? Tapi make sure la Tok Wan tak tau, nanti dia hingaq ;)

Peesha said...

Kak Ja,

A b'day quiz for you:
You think I'm
a) Sexy
b) Really sexy
c) Really, really sexy

Choose carefully, ur gift is riding on this ...

Happy belated birthday ...

P/s: Sorry, missed the boat!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

My only Adik,
TQ for the wishes. We missed you and your family last weekend. We convoy 4 cars pergi to the kenduri.. cuma kurang satu kereta to make it complete :(

Anyway, we're due for another family cuti2 Malaysia. Cuti sekolah end of this year, perhaps?

MAK,
Hehehe.. sembang lama sampai tak ingat birthday pun hari tu. TQ for the ikan pekasam, dodoi Pekan Rabu and buah dukong tu.... Dok goreng ikan pekasam tu makan dengan sambai belacan belimbing dah tiga ari dah ni.

Kalau Mak, Ayah & Adik+family mai, lagi meriah la rumah....

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Akmal,
TQ TQ :):)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

kamal fnd,
TQ TQ. Usia ini memang membawa makna.

Bersyukur dengan segala yang ada kerana Allah itu Maha mengetahui apa yang terbaik buat setiap insan...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Yussss,
Patutla senyap sepi! TQ for wishing me. Dok cuti lagi ni. Esok baru masuk kerja :)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Uncle Lee,
TQ :)

So I'm in my real prime now eh? Younger women kalah on the weight perspective kot... hehehe...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Salam sis Raden,
TQ for the wishes... ameeen.

Hopefully all of us will be given the strength and courage to face whatever that comes along the way...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi AuntieYan @ Makcik Blogger,

TQ ...ameen ameen :)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Farina,
TQ! 42 years old dah... rasa macam 24 lagi... (eh, melampau ni :))

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Yus,
Kan dah kata pusing-pusing Kedah tu mesti dah kenai lama punya! Arwah Dato' Ahmad Basri pun sama lah kat situ dulu.

Kalau I was born there, dah jadi Anak Langakawi lah I. Tapi Anak Kodiang (pronounce Kok-diang) pun ok apa....

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Yatie,
TQ :) I enjoyed every second of it - Love the company, love the food, love the borak2, love everything!

I hope it's a sign to a great 42nd year, insyaallah.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Mamamia,
TQ for the wishes... Every minute signifies something, so I hope to make every minute of my life a good one :)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Peesha,

I think you're
c) Really, really sexy

Ha! Mesti I dapat virtual cake yang besaq ni! Betoi dak?

anom said...

Happy belated birthday kak ja..

Have been on leave for the past 3 days, busy with my Abah, Mama and adik-beradik turun KL for the school holidays..(sorila lambat wish)

Hope it was a great one and semoga this 42nd year will bring you more joy and happiness.

Anom

jabishah said...

Kak Ja,
Im so so sorry. Happy Belated Birthday!!! ((((hugs))))

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Anom,
TQ TQ :)

Oh ya ka? My family pun turun. Bestnya kan dapat buat gathering...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Ja,
TQ dear.

Another candle on the cake means another year to look forward to :)