I'm still here but I haven't got a clue what to write lah

The above title could very well be my entire entry. Period. But I'm itching to write.. Let see, what's been happening in my life in recent weeks? Work is still .. er .. work.
Life at home could not be better. But the kids were stalking the Internet most of the time(hence the no show of postings here...yeah excuses!). But the wife and kids are in Lumut these past few days (will be there for a few more days). A kenduri to attend. And why am I here all alone? Oh Ya... I've got to go to work.
So life is pretty boring nowadays. I don't really watch the TV. Been missing so much so don't know what to watch anymore. Oh! Okay, I am following the The Amazing Race Asia Season 2. But that's pretty much it.
Oh yes! A few days ago I found myself at the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. After the meeting, I went down to its Kedai Koperasi DBP on the ground floor. The last time I was there (I mean the DBP bookstore) was when I was in Standard Five. I remembered I bought buku Hikayat Malim Deman then. That was how many years ago? Many many years ago lah. This time around, I bought this :

This is a collection of short stories (cerpen) by Pak Samad from 1944 till 1991. Can you imagine that!! And personally, I must say that I find that the first paragraph of the first cerpen (Seorang Pengail - published in Semangat Asia in 1944) is rather absorbing. I was hooked from thereon. It goes like this:
Siapa yang tidak susah pada masa ini? Sama ada negeri itu berperang atau tidak, rakyatnya tetap menghadapi sedikit sebanyak kesusahan.

(Just wondering if Pak Samad is to write that cerpen in 2007, would he change the "sama ada negeri itu berperang atau tidak" to ... er.. "sama ada negeri itu diperintah oleh bapak mertua atau anak menantu". Er, I'm just wondering, okay?)


idham said...

pak mior....:) sama kita hahaha....tak de topik nak tulis tapi mahu tulis....akhirnya tak de topik menjadi satu topik ...hehehe

pak samad ada lah inspirasi dan idola saya....dalam penulisan...

bagus sekali tajuk buku tu....ingin pesan supaya my Along ( adi ) bawak senaskah ...dia bertolak malam besuk ini...:)


Mior Azhar said...

Pak Payne
I was actually inspired to write after reading your kuis kuis kaki entry. Hehhehe.
And Along is finally flying over... alhamdulillah. The family is getting together. Is your daughter joining you as well? And yes, kalau sempat, get along to buy the copy at DBP. esok pagi bukak lagi...

Dad of 4+1 said...

Yeayy to the last para! ; ).

cakapaje said...

Salam Pak Mior,

Hmm...don't wonder out too loud, just blog it! They can hear, but they can't read! lol!

WANSHANA said...

I know how you must be feeling now - with Azian and kids away for a few days.

I deposited my kids for a few days with my sister last weekend, hoping to catch up with work at the office and at home - but, the house was just too quiet! Suffice to say - not productive at all...Sigh!

You must be looking forward to have Azian and the girls back at home, eh?!

Mior Azhar said...

Yeay! Indeed. But we aren't supposed to say it out loud kan?

Mior Azhar said...

Yes sir! Like they say: Walls Have Ears. But somehow today, wondering out loud can be misconstrued as act of illegal activity. Malaysia Boleh sungguh!

Mior Azhar said...

Ditto. Too peaceful. Cannot enjoy anything. Not even reading a book helps. They are already a major part of my life. Inilah moments when people say "Can't Live without them"

Zabs said...

Salam Mior,
Dalam takda cerita nak tulis pun dah jadi satu entri. So, kalau ada cerita, tentu jenuh nak baca juga kan? Pernah ke DBP tu pada akhir2 tahun 80an. Ahli Jawatankuasa Istilah Astronomi, mewakili Mindef ketika itu ((Dato') Mazlan Othman pun sama).

Mior Azhar said...

Pak Zabs,
Betul.bagai dikata. Are you coming for the Awang Goneng session at Kinokuniya tomorrow, sir?

Zabs said...

Mior: Buku GUiT itu sudah pun diterima, dihantar ke rumah semalam. Jadi lebih bermakna lagi kalau dapat di autograf oleh Penulis nya. InsyaAllah.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

salam pak,

i'm not here to suggest you any silly ideas while alone at home. but welcome to bachelorhood, albeit for a few days.

when i'm having one of those blogger's block, bukak je words and just shoot your thoughts away. mcm pak idham kata, takde issue pon nanti ada je jadi satu.

Mior Azhar said...

Silly ideas are welcome too, bro. Anyway, the gang are coming back tomorrow...

Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Mior
This is likely a year-end thing, isn't it? At a time where everyone is in a festive mood, the brain and the body decide it need a rest from work and blogging too.
I just found out I'll be working on Raya Haji, Christmas and New Year.
The work (and the blogging) continues.
So, what to write next ah?

Mior Azhar said...

Laa you too... for some reason my boss wanted me to work on Raya Haji, Christmas and New Yea too..as if I'm now writing for a daily. Hmm might as well work for a daily, right. Need to find new job ler ni... my contract expiring soon ..
Oooh simply love your African tales. Delightful.