Saturday, April 26, 2008

Family Day in Port Dickson

Sometimes we need to have a break in our life and get way somewhere for the break. And we just had that a week ago. My sis, Zalma mooted the idea quite sometimes ago but it just didn't materialized due to other commitment.

At last, last week end we gathered at a place somewhere in Port Dickson with most of my family members attended. Except my mom, who is always reluctant to get out of her house and Kak Ngah who had health challenges, the rest took time off to be there.

Taha and Zalma sponsored the accommodation of 2 big bungalow, while the rest of us organized food and other stuff. I personally organized the whole program especially the indoor and outdoor games so that our stay there will be more lively.

Most of us reach Port Dickson after 2pm while some came earlier. The program supposed to start by 4pm with the Birthday celebrations and cake cutting. The birthday recipients for month of April are Adik and Ika, Quswa and Mak Long. However since Mak Long went for a wedding in Melaka earlier that day, we had to wait for her.

So while waiting, some of us tried the karaoke.


Pak Dak & Pak Tam trying out the Karaoke.
Once they started, they wouldn't let go the mike.

Once everyone was there, the birthday do began.


Ika & Adik's Birthday & the host of the Family Day
Zalma & Taha.


Another Birthday girl : Quswa and Family.

Another birthday girl : Mak Long (who rushed all
the way to PD after a wedding in Melaka).


After the birthday hi-tea was over, the game began. I divided them into teams and each of the team was headed by my brothers : Pak Long, Pak Dak, Pak Teh and Pak Tam. I was glad all those who were there, was so sporting and we really enjoyed all the games that I had organized.

Before the game started, I had to take their team photo. But they need to act or do anything while their photos are taken. Just see the pics below:




Pak Long's team : Panca Sitara


Pak Tam's Team: The Itek Ronggeng


Pak Teh's Team : The Ultra man


Pak Dak's Team : The Cheer Leaders

It was fun and we laughed a lot looking at some of them whom we had not seen their other side of the character.

The first game started with the balloon blowing game i.e. which team blew the most balloon within stipulated time.

Then with the balloon they had blown, they had to run back-to-back with the balloon in between them.


Nek Cu and Mak Teh : running back to back
with a balloon in between them.

The most hilarious game was running with the balloon in between the legs. Just look at the guys down here - waiting their turn to run.


What a fun: Running with a balloon in between the legs.

Then "water-filled balloon throwing" game. Now most of them need to be careful throwing the balloon or else they'll get wet.

Throwing a water-filled balloon. Who can catch
the balloon the furthest without breaking it, wins.


I had a few more games to play but the kids were already wanted to go for a dip in the sea. It was already 6pm so I let them go for an hour to the sea.



The girls having fun in the sea after the games.

Since everybody was there, it won't do us much justice if I didn't organized a Maghrib berjemaah and bacaan Yassin. So we had that done as well. "Orang kata, suka suka juga, Allah kena ingat juga."

So after the prayers and all that, we start the BBQ. The food was so much but the seafood was the first to finish.


Family gathering without BBQ is no fun. So we organised
a BBQ as well.

While some of us were finishing the food, I had to start the indoor game. The first game was the "Statue of Liberty" game - which I had the experience to participate years before.

Kekecohan Mesyuarat Parti MIC


Kemeriahan Persandingan Kaum India


Perlawanan Bola Sepak

The next was the "Charade" and this game requires a person to demonstrate to his team of an event without any verbal communication but with gestures only.

After that was the "Fashion Design" contest whereby each team had to design and put up a fashion using newspaper to their model. By then, unfortunately my digital camera was already out of memory. Thus I didn't get to snap their pictures.

The last was the "Knowing your Spouse". It was quite interesting how much or little my brothers and sisters know about their spouse after many years of marriage.

By then it was already after 11pm and the prize giving ceremony had to be done.

I retire to bed about 12 mid-night as I was too tired by then.

The next day, Mimi was having fever and I had to take care of her. The others went for another dip in the sea. After lunch about 3pm we had to leave Port Dickson.

Overall it was as good family outing for us. The last family outing we had was sometimes in October last year when we went to Terengganu for Emma & Dennis wedding ceremony. Probably we will plan for another in the near future.


7 comments:

Dennis said...

assalamualaikum,

just a word from your far away family here in holland.

it's great to see and read everything about the family day.
it brings back memories of last year when we had our nikah.

it sure looks like everyone had a good time!
such a pitty that we weren't there to join you guys.
i have to say, you are doing a great job in organising those games uncle Mi.
i really hope our family can participate in many of the joyfull days.

all the best to you and your family!

Daniel

nizahamzah said...

salam...plan to organize something similar to yours (big family gathering)...but couldn't find appropriate place...your photo of the accommodation seems great (near beach, bbq, etc)..do you mind sharing the name of the villa or contact no. of the owner?

many thanks,
nah

zoul khairy said...

Assalamualaikum...

tumpang tanya...
banglo ni di PD, di mana yer?
boleh bg contact no. or emel owner banglo ni x...
planning nak buat family day jugak di tempat2 yang duduk sebumbung mcm ni...
tolong emel kepada saya: herryz81@yahoo.com

Thanx...

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