Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I turned forty, today!

At exactly 2.40am today, forty years ago, I was born in Assunta Hospital, Petaling Jaya. My mother, Jamaliah Abdul Majid, delivered her first born @ me, through caesarian section, performed by Dr. Ronald S. McCoy (now Dato' Dr. R.S. McCoy, a well known anti-nuke activist).

My mother said, I was already suffocating in the chamber, so Dr. McCoy decided to cut her open, to let me out. Not until two days later, she discovered that I was alive all along (she thought I did not survive!).




















Ever since, I started schooling, I was always deprived of a birthday party, unlike my two other siblings. Since mine is at the end of October, when I was growing up, this is the time where final exams are held. So even if my parents held any birthday party for me, most probably the attendees were poor, because of exams week.

So I grew up, without proper birthday celebrations. Like last year, Hari Raya Aidil Fitri fell on my birthday. So almost every Muslim in this region focused on 'Hari Lebaran'.


This year it was different. Today, we had 'Mi Rebus Tuesday' (MRT), the first since seven weeks ago (due to Ramadhan). The usual Mi Rebus was served. Maria had some nasi himpit and lontong made. There were some satay too.


During MRT @ Maria's, the bloggers surprised me! Ahirudin "Rocky" Attan bought a cheesecake from Secret Recipe and we had a mini celebration.









I never would have imagined that Rocky remembered my birthday (I think, most probably my father didn't!). It was nice for them to throw a surpise birthday bash for me. The usual suspects (Nuraina, Zorro, Tony Yew, Elviza, Queen B, Ancient Mariner, Norzu, Raden Galoh, Mat Salo etc) were there. There were new additions like Kerp and Jasni Abd. Jalil (Nurin Jazlin's uncle). We also had crime prevention consultant Kamal Affendi. Kamal rendered some very nice hotel-lounge-like numbers on the piano, while we ate lunch and made the ambiance so classy.

Thanks, guys!


*I would like to also wish Mohd. Atrash Azali of Kubu Gajah, Sg. Buloh, Shah Alam, Selangor, my friend during forms one and two, for sharing the same birthday as me. Also to HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah Mustain-billah Ibni Almahrum Sultan Abu Bakar, Sultan of Pahang who is also born today, 77 years ago.

The United Nations was formed in San Francisco today, in 1945 after the end of WW II.

19 comments:

Mat Salo said...

Cheesecake free.. Gambaq 35 sen sekeping. bro' Hehee. 'Ngak apa Pak Bidok, gratis...

Dr. RS Mc Coy is one hell of an doctor and has touched many lives. He too performed the caesar on my mother that gave the world my sister some 36 years ago. Pacha, of course went on to gain some small measure of notorierity for co-writing Reshmonu's 2004 hit 'Cintaku Pergi'. It almost clinched the AIM award...

His contemporary was also Dr. Sam Abraham who passed away recently. Anyway, they don't make 'em like they used too. Selamat Hari Ulang Tahun ya, Pak Dog? :0

P/S. I was almost shocked to see the title of your previous post.. 'eh, bila mamat ni kahwin lagi..? Ooooh...silap.' ;)

Zakhir's Zoo said...

Mat Salo,

Thanks for the photos and the birthday bash.

elviza said...

again, selamat hari jadi Bro!

Zawi said...

Zakhir,
Happy birthday Big Boy. Many happy returns of the day. If Tun Dr. Hasmah knows she would be saying the same to you. I think she knows.
Didnt they say life begins at forty? Don't listen to that crap, just get on with life.

Zakhir's Zoo said...

El, Zawi,

Thanks! I really appreciate

mob1900 said...

Happy Birthday dude!

zorro said...

The cute little bugger sitting on that round chair was foretelling all that eventually he would fill up that chair. See you tonight.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

big bro,

i didnt get to wish u yesterday. and since we have like 20 mins or so before the end of today, here's wishing u a very happy 40th birthday.

never thought i'd say this but hey, I WAS THERE AT MRT!

hihi.....

Zakhir's Zoo said...

Mob, Zorro and Kerpie,

Thanks guys! I really appreciate it.

SweetMM said...

Happy Birthday Bozo! Kim salam kat Linda.

elviza said...

aiks! keciknya awak when you were a child. Hmmmmmm....

tokasid said...

Salam Zakhir aka Biggum:

Alhamdulillah and Selamat Hari Jadi.

I guess this 2nd blog well be more n ur personal life and family and your friends,right?

I find it very relaxed this blog.

Zakhir's Zoo said...

Thanks Masaliza.

El, tak kan lah I lahir lahir ja besor macam gini! I takes a lot of hardwork and practice, you know.........

Anyway, thanks :)

Zakhir's Zoo said...

Yes Tokasid,

This is a personal blog. Its all about me, family, friends and people who are close to me.

Thanks

fazilogic said...

Happy B'day Bro....

Zakhir's Zoo said...

Thanks Fazil.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Am I late? Happy Birthday and may you have many more.

The Ancient Mariner said...

I dont really remember wishing on Tuesday as I was rushing off to fetch my wife, so here's a belated one: happy birthday, Big guy.

Zakhir's Zoo said...

Cikgu Kata-Tak-Nak and Captain Ancient Mariner,

Thanks a lot for your kind wishes. I really appreciate it, especially from veteran fellow bloggers like yourselves. Its a pleasure to be wished for one's special day.