Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Along Aizuddin in College

Sunday 6 July 2008 was a memorable day to me. It's the registration day for Along at his university "University Kuala Lumpur". As a father I was very proud that he was chosen to be admitted into this University - especially being the eldest amongst his siblings - he has to show a good example to his younger brothers and sister. He was admitted to take up Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Process). Even though his first choice was Aviation Engineering but he couldn't get a place till January 2009, which is a bit too late for him.

On Saturday afternoon I reminder the kids to sleep early that night so that we can shoot off early to Taboh Naning, Alor Gajah to send Along for his University registration. All of us including Bibik were in our Avanza by 8.00 am after breakfast. As we had recce the place before so we have no problem finding the campus this time.

We arrived about 10.00 am and many parents and new students were already there. They were many staff and old students showed us direction where to park and where to register. However only new students were allowed into the halls whilst the parents and others had to hang out outside.

There were university staff selling stuffs like burgers and drinks outside the hall. Acik and Mimi immediate felt hungry when they saw this. And I had to buy them these. I had a good bargain myself and bought rambutan at only RM2.50.

Family pose at the Main Entrance. I told them we had to take
a shot here to mark a memorable day in Along's life.

After the registration was done, we went to see Along's new room. Along curiously asked me, "Ayah, Along dapat bilik ke atau Dorm". I told him "I don't know but lets find out". He was curious because he had been staying in a dormitory for the last 5 years in his school.

Along carry is luggage into his new room.

Along was grinning when he say that he got a room instead of dormitory. However he has to share his room with 3 other students. When we got into the room, there was already one student who just came in. We got ourselves introduced.
Bibik helped out to arrange Along's belonging.

The room was a small room and each of them got the basic facility : a bed, a closet, a study table and a chair. I guess they have to make do what they got.

We didn't know that they didn't provide a pillow and Along did bring one. So I suggested that we'll buy one in town. I asked someone there and they told me that the nearest town is Tampin - which is about 10 km from the campus. So off we went.

By the way, although Taboh Naning is in Alor Gajah, it is actually bordering into Negeri Sembilan.

His closet - very minimum space.

Mimi tried on Along's bed.

Family pose in Along's room.

Uncle Joe (my out-law) once told me that if I ever get to that place, I should not miss buying lemang there. He specifically told me to go to Gerai no. 2 between Jalan Tampin and Rembau - because according to him they sell the best lemang there.

After making a round, we got to that place. And since it's already 12.30 noon, I thought why not we have lunch there as well. The kids love to eat the lemang with Rendang Daging, Masak Lemak Daging Salai and Sambal Tumis Petai.

Gerai No. 2, Restoran Sakidah, Jalan Rembau - Tampin.

Lomang dengan Masak Lomak Daging Salai dan
Rondang Daging ...... Sodappppp!!!!

Everybody was enjoying the lemang and rendang.

So after lunch, we head off to Tampin was was about 5 km away. I have not been to Tampin in my life before but I can predict it just a small town. But I was relief when I saw that there is a Giant supermarket. So we got what we wanted for Along there.

After we got all the stuff we required, we sent Along back into his campus. I gave him a fatherly advise : Study hard and make full use of his life in the University.

I also once told him that if he got at least 3.5 CGPA for the 1st semester, I might think of buying him a used Kancil car. But that all depends????

1 comment:

lilinbiru said...

dah masuk u pun bibik lagi kemas baju masuk almari??hehe.
anyway, rendang daging nampak sangat sodap.