Friday, 24 January 2014

All the best Bev!

We received a well-worded poem from her yesterday and was very much touched by it and honoured to have read it. Thank you Bev for all those kind words. I sincerely feel that writing might be your true call :)

Today we threw a farewell makan-makan for our lovely Bev, who will be leaving us officially today. Despite some pujukan from our bosses, seems that she didn't have a change of heart.

So sorry that you're leaving. Forget us not and we wish you the very best in your future undertakings.

Have a safe and pleasant trip back home and I hope it's not too early to wish you, Happy Chinese New Year.

A goodbye isn't painful, a friend of mine once said. Unless you're never going to say hello again. As William Shakespeare once said, "Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again".

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Re: For DFE :)

Dear Bev

You write poem so beautifully
It touches our heart so deeply
Here what it come spontaneously
Maybe it doesn't turn our remarkably

We must say its difficult to see you leaving
As you are one great talent the Bank is losing
Good luck dear in your future undertaking
Never regret of what you are missing
Future lies ahead surely promising
Forget us not hopefully no hard feeling

Please keep in touch Bev!!  Far from sight but always near to the heart
Sayonara and All the best!

Liza Khairani Wahid

For DFE :)

Dear colleagues and friends,

As I am entering my final days of working in the Bank, I must express my deepest appreciation to every single one of you for adding colour to my life. I am extremely fortunate to have started my career in DFE. The experiences that I've gained here, I will always cherish.

I have written something to share how I feel about each one of you. I hope you know that you are all unique individuals who have touched me, in many ways.

Encik Kamari's leadership is really fantastic,
Add Kameel and Kamisah, purely dynamic,
DFE has been known to work like magic.

Andrew and Sam, are men so driven and smart,
Chua is wise, always willing to impart,
Aida and Suraya really speak from their hearts.

Zana and Wan, both sound a little British,
Liza M and Liza K, are poised, absolutely stylish,
Azah, well, she’s athletic from start to finish.

Suriati and Farah are both gentle as a feather,
Fendi and Din have very infectious laughter,
Will Azhar remain the most eligible bachelor?

Myn and Haron write poetry so beautiful,
Raizon and Khalida, both sweet and youthful,
May Yeow, a friend so sincere, always truthful.

Haniff and Razak are the perfect gentlemen,
Norezan’s always ready to lend a helping hand,
Juita and Sher give great advice, again and again.

Eita and Aishah, are kind and approachable,
Syaiful and Erwan, so friendly, ever sociable,
Tim and Rina, both petite, simply adorable.

Linda and Zila, are full of life, bright and sunny,
Ayud and Mun, are strong, physically and mentally,
Zarina is open and generous, never stingy.

Asram and Aziz, so amusing, they entertain,
Azreena and Asfa have beauty and brains,
Laila, her passion burns, fiery flames.

Azmi and Azwan, are smooth, oh so charming,
Che Rahimah is experienced, always sharing,
Zai and Maimun, exude warmth, they are caring.

Shahrul, plays the guitar, he puts on a show,
Khai and FarrahDi, their energy makes them glow,
Thomas and Jun, they’re awesome, everyone knows.

How do I even start to say goodbye?
I might even start to cry,
DFE has been great, I cannot deny.

I hope you know how special you are,
You continue to inspire, and push the bar,
To me, you are all bright shining stars.

Your fighting spirits, are beyond contest,
I would like to wish you all, the very best,
To have been part of DFE, I am truly blessed.

Love, Bev.

PS: I can still be contacted. :)

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Remembering my father, Tun Razak

Thirty-eight years ago today, on January 14, 1976, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein passed away in London from complications wreaked by leukaemia. Malaysia lost its prime minister. I lost my father. Malaysia was 19. I was nine. The days immediately after were shrouded in personal sorrow and national mourning. My four brothers and I sought to....

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Al-fatihah untuk Yasmin Ahmad

If she were still with us, Yasmin will be 56 years old today. May Allah forgive her sins and bless her soul.

Also, Google plays tribute to her with a doodle on its homepage logo to commemorate her birthday and achievements, as per appended article below.

I'm very sure Yasmin Ahmad, who left us for good in 2009, had touched our heart in so many ways. Some might prefer her commercials whilst others love her films. And I love both, in particular the narration of her commercials and films. Melancholic but Not all filmmakers are storytellers, more so effective storytellers. Yasmin was and will always be one of my favourite storytellers. 

Once again, al-fatihah to the birthday lady.


Search engine Google today paid tribute to renowned Malaysian film director, writer and scriptwriter, the late Yasmin Ahmad, with a doodle on its homepage logo to commemorate her birthday and achievements.
In a statement, public relations officer Rene Leow said Google had chosen today to commemorate Yasmin, who had sought to bring together Malaysians of every gender, ethnicity and persuasion through her work.
Google doodles have been produced to celebrate international holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of noted artists and scientists.
A special team of doodlers at Google design the doodles based on the suggestions of Googlers and its users. It is visible to users who visit the website.
Leow expressed Google's thanks to Yasmin’s family for their permission and approval for the doodle.
Yasmin, who died in 2009, had produced numerous commercials and films in Malaysia, which were well known for their humour, heartwarming message and love which cut across cultural barriers.
Her commercials for national oil giant Petronas for the festive seasons, especially, were much awaited and talked about and won multiple awards both locally and internationally.
In 2008, Yasmin was inducted into the Malaysian Advertising Hall of Fame by the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Malaysia.
She also directed award-winning movies such as Sepet, Gubra, Mukhsin, Muallaf and Talentime.
Yasmin got in a tight spot several times when directing her movies as they depicted events and relationships which were considered a taboo subject by conservative Islamists in Malaysia.
Although it has been four-and-a-half years since her death, Yasmin's work is still fondly remembered by fans and those in the industry and served as a benchmark for many. – January 7, 2014.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

Happy new year to all readers of graharesidenku. May Allah bless us all with more rahmat, berkat and joy. Alhamdulillah, 2013 has been another great year for me, emotionally, physically and spiritually. I hope you guys had the same too.

Thank you Allah for the continuous blessings. Alhamdulillah, rezeki kian murah dan kesihatan kian baik. I hope I will be more discipline in 2014 in terms of exercising. In shaa Allah, will keep running again and hope to shred a few pounds too.

Once again, happy new year guys.