Monday, July 21, 2008

Don't Know What To Entitle.

For half of the later part of last night, several houses in this area was kept awake by a the cry of a tiny kitten, calling out for its mother. Efforts by several to coax the kitten out of its hiding place under a car met with failures until someone brought a saucer of milk and soon, everyone was sighing with relief as the kitten lapped up the milk and became quiet....for a short while. Less than half an hour later, it started its meowing which, for the tine size it is, was rather deafening. Worse still, it had crept into a neighbour's compound and again, hid under a car. No one wanted to jump in and caused any misunderstanding. What, with the recent break-ins and with 4 cases of car-jacking here, it would be better to cover the ears with cotton or pillows. But its sad, hearing the cry of the kitten and makes one wonder of the fate of the mother. A mother - any mother - would normally never abandon her baby.

Woke up later than usual to the sound of the house telephone ringing. Emak picked it up and heard her mentioning one of her grandson's name, and saying how much she misses him. That, had me feeling very sad. Of the 11 grandchildren emak has, 5 are in the US and another 2 in Canada. And of the 4 remaining here, one will be leaving for studies in UK this September. And that grandson she spoke to, Suffian (story here), she has not seen him for more than 10 years now, and last spoke to him about 3 or 4 years ago before he joined the US Navy. A woman of emak's age, nothing makes them happier but to see their grandchildren. No, this definitely is not going to be a good Monday. And true enough...

Received DocTA's message about a friend whom I shall not name here on accounts of her privacy. But it seems, her last medical examination revealed a regrowth of cancer which has spread to her liver. What, can one do to assist her? The best I can, is to pray for her wellbeing and hope for the best. Also, which is rather late now for me to do, is to wish her the very best for today too, falls her birthday. To my friend "Verily, we are helpless without Thou, oh Allah!. Give us strength to prevail over which you have put onto us. And remember, Allah s.w.t. would not burden us what we cannot endure. Happy birthday, my friend".


Kerp (Ph.D) said...


it was a sad monday indeed. texted her a birthday message in the wee hour of the morning and was woken up to be greeted with a thank you message. then later shortly past the afternoon the devastating news came in. wanted to call her but wasnt so sure the right words to offer. we can only pray and i assured we're right with her that she can count on our full support. was thinking earlier to pay her a visit. lets gather the rest. before puasa would be timely. what say you? will check if our swamp brother will be around soon, he's the man to make it happen. in the mean time, lets all pray to Allah SWT she'll pull through.

cakapaje said...

Salam kerpie,

Yes, lets do it. Why don't you be point man this time? :)

Ydiana said...

Salam Shah

Its Kak Dalilah isn't it. I went there rightaway, this is news to me. A sad one. Thaks for telling. Lets pray that she'll pull through this one, insyaAllah.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam ydiana,

Yes, it is.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Yesterday my whole day was ruined because of that news. I couldn't get my mind off her but through doc, I gathered that she is fighting it, Ever the strong RG. My prayers will always be with her.

jaflam said...

Salam Shah,
I got the same news through Doc and very sad about the turn of event. Fauziah of X-matters was struggling and devastated last week when her significant half went into coma but he managed to recover on Friday.

Pls count me in when you organize the visit to RG. She needs all the support from friends now. Pray for her strength and recovery InshaAllah.

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

I did notice about you 'missing' after you put in the entry, and guessed as much. Yes, she is a strong woman, alhamdulillah.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Dato',

InsyAllah, I will remember to inform you.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

me the point man? it wld be more like disorganising a trip. why dont you try and come up with something. dato J is game.

cakapaje said...


This then, would be a good chance for you to learn organising. I'm a wee bit up to my nose bro ;)

Kema said...


memang sedih if people near us berhadapan dengan masalah atau sakit. sometimes sampai speechless, tak tau nak offer words of comfort tu macam mana.

as kerp said 'lets all pray to Allah she'll pull through'


cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam kema,

Rasanya, dalam keadaan seperti ini, kita jangan offer kata kata yang menyedihkan, tapi menambah semangat. Adakalanya, tidak perlu kata tapi kehadiran.

Anonymous said...

salam shah,

May Allah grant her the strength & perseverance. Hope she will get well soon. Insyaallah.

"O you who believe, seek courage in fortitude and prayer, for God is with those who are patient and persevere" Al-Baqarah (153) |

"When My devotees enquire of you about Me, I am near, and answer the call of every supplicant when he calls. It behoves them to hearken to Me and believe in Me that they may follow the right path" Al-Baqarah (186)


cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Raina,

Terima kasih. Pergilah menziarah dia.