Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day to Abah

~With Pak Tua~

My father was a kampung boy from Gedong, Sarawak. He came from a poor family, the 3rd of 7 children. Lost his own father at a young age and almost had to quit school because there simply wasn't enough money.

~Cartoon Abah~

Through all the adversities in his life, he has (in my opinion) emerged triumphant. Currently he is a Professor at International Islamic University, Malaysia. His field, Landscape Architecture with a specialty in Islamic Design. His coup de grace to date is being one of the consultants for the Masjidul Haram development.

~In the news~

He remains the humblest of men. A much loved lecturer who always supports his students, a man who is not ashamed of his humble past instead is proud of his Sarawakian heritage.

~A star~

Growing up, the things I learnt;

  • He was very strict AND I learnt to be disciplined.
  • He valued knowledge AND I learnt to excell.
  • He cherished family AND I learnt the value of mine.

~Family man~

I have disappointed him many times, believe me. And I will continue to disappoint him, no doubt. Hehe. But I also know that I have made him proud and happy many times too and InsyaAllah I will continue to do so.


So for Abah, who hates celebrating any "Days" (birthdays, mother's day etc)... Happy Father's Day! Psst..don't tell him.


Long Haffiz Long Hassan said...

selamat hari bapa untuk bapa anda yerk..

Linglung said...

abah lu adalah seorang yg sgt berjaya. gua kagum. beliau berjaya walau mengharungi liku2 hidup yg getir.

Selamat Hari Bapa

qaseh said...

im proud with ur daddy..

happy father's day

cikidong said...

selamat hari bapa~

Anonymous said...

your dad is cool ! i'm also proud of my sarawakian heritage :D

tQah said...


happy father day...

darkbatman said...

hapy fathers day!

Hidayah Ismawi said...

Yup, he's one cool dad :) Even now, I am still anak abah ..hehe

Ummu Auni Afif said...

disappoint him? macam mana?
i've always thought ur parents must be proud to have you.

Hidayah Ismawi said...

Aini: biasalah.. semua org pernah disappoint bapa masing2


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