Friday, 30 August 2013

RUFFLE THE PEACOCK'S FEATHERS


Menghadiri jemputan Sambutan Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fithri Kor Perkhidmatan DiRaja di 91 Depot Bekalan Pusat, Batu Caves pada 25 Ogos 2013.


Salam Dato, Skot dan Sahabat yang dihormati.

Before I proceed and recollecting during attending a course, let’s have a little sketch or drama so to give a good vital force and a shot of adrenalin into the scenario. Early in the week in conjunction with the Merdeka celebration, the Utusan Malaysia highlighted a two page articles on Kor Amor DiRaja, it’s history and their heroic and courageous personnels that have contributed to the sovereignty of our beloved country. As the article also featured our Dato Mej Gen Yunos Long, and Kelab pesara Kor Armor or KEBAL and while enjoying the Tanglin’s wantan mee, I sms to him the following and cc it to couple of ex Generals and few retired KPD officers and colleagues:
Salam Dato, Ada cerita bersemangat didalam Utusan Malaysia on page 8 and 9. Cantik... Syabas. One up for the Peninjau !! Tapi kalau tak ada MSC Cook and Supply., kebal macam mana pun kena hantar Re-Sup jugak. Am now at Tanglin pekena wantan mee. Cheers. Wassalam Z.
With few acknowledgements received  I got one interesting message from Mej Gen Dato Hashim Yahaya : Semuanya penting Nal.Tak ada sapa yang boleh kata dia terer dari yang lain. Of course I don’t wish to argue with an Ex GOC and politely replied : You are certainly right Dato. Saja nak usik Dato Yunos. Jumpa Dato Capt Nordin KPD (diAirport Jeddah) masa  balik dari buat umrah pada Ramadhan lepas. Posted the cerita in my website. His reply : Roger. Salam Sejahtera. Alhamdulillah selamat. As both of them went solo, Dato Hashim Yahaya shared a room with Dato Nordin KPD during our expedition into Israel and visiting Baitulmaqdis in Dec last year.
As though to put thing into perspective the RAFOC’s Secretary, Lt Col Nawawi then replied with the following : Sdr Zainal, tq 4 d alert. Akan baca. Blm keluar rumah. Agreed – MSC pun hebat ! Kena tulis artikel juga. Selamat pekena wantan mee. Lama tak ke Tanglin pekena nasi lemak ! Salam – Nawawi. Well, with due respect, the crux is that perhaps everyone of us should participate and contribute and manifest our perjuangan so the Y Generation tahu and recoqnise our perngorbanan as it is now.. too much politikings. That was my brief comment and the end of a short episode : carik carik bulu ayam.. or more proudly and appropriately, ruffling the peacock's feathers.
 
Maj Gen Dato Hashim Yahaya, third from left and beside him is Dato Capt Nordin KPD followed by Brig Gen Rahman Jabir and yours truly.
 
Pada 25 Ogos yang lepas saya dan isteri telah dijemput untuk menghadiri jamuan rumah terbuka warga Kor Perkhidmatan diRaja dan oleh kerana itu adalah pertama kali saya dijemput pada majlis yang sedemikian sebagai courtesy, saya menghantar sms berikut kepada Kol Jaafar Marlan selaku Pengarah Kor : Salam Tuan, Thank you so much for inviting me and my wife to the KPD Selamat Hari Raya open house at the CSD today. We had a wonderful time, it's an occasion I'll never forget as it's the first time I've been invited to such an event since leaving the service in 1978. It sure brings back the fond memories and nostalgia and helped to know the existing officers and gentlemen in the Corps. The following are some pictures during the occasion.
 
Sudut tandatangan
 
With the current KPD’s Director of Supply and Transport, Col Jaafar Marlan
 

Ex KPD’s, Dato Lt Gen Mohd Salleh Ismail Ex DMI, Brig Gen Majid, Zainal and Col Nahu Juri
 
 
The Young and the Veterans : Col Badran, Col Shaffieq (Rtd), Zainal and Lt Kol from Jabatanarah KPD

 
Many thanks for the invitation.
 
Pada hari Khamis 29 Ogos yang lepas pula, Lt Kol Ramli Kinta KPD memaklumkan yang dia bersama isteri berhajat untuk datang berkunjung untuk berhari raya. Expert as I've been OC of Supply before, selepas solat Zohor saya pun pergi kePasar Tani, Kg Pandan untuk mencari segala bahan bahan untuk dimasak selain membeli lemang, ketupat dan buah buahan. Dalam masa kira kira tiga jam kemudian Tok Mami telah siap dan berjaya untuk menyediakan masakan dan hidangan sepert yang didalam gambar berikut. Saya telah memanggil beberapa sahabat untuk datang bersama dan alhamdulillah, Dato Salleh telah sudi hadhir.

 
Mee Udang, Nasi Tomato, rendang itek salai Negori Sembilan dan rendang udang besar orang Kuale, grilled salmon, ketam goring, ketupat palas dan lemang. For dessert : pengat deroyan dan pulut serta kek dan buah buahan limau tambun. Teh tarik and apple tea of Istanbul to wash it down untuk menyambut exKPD Lt Jen Salleh dan Lt Kol Ramli Kinta dan isteri for a private dinner sempena sambutan hari raya on 29 Aug 2013.
 
Puan Rahmah, Ramli, Dato Salleh, Zainal dan Haznor (menantu). Sembang punya sembang dari lepas Maghrib sampai hampir tengah malam !!


Selamat Hari Raya dan Selamat menyambut hari Merdeka !!

 

Wassalam/Mit freundlichen Gruessen/Best Regards/诚挚的问

Z

31 Aug 2013

 
 

 

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