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A small New Year gathering of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) alumni was held today at Paya Serai PJ Hilton.

A special thanks to the organisers Ramli Ashari, Raja Fatimah and Mohamed Fadzil Mohamed Arifin.

Here some of the photos:

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Here are most photos (courtesy of Wan Burhan) to the previous two postings before:

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Continue from previous posting Camping at Ferne Clyffe State Park

More photos from our camping at Ferne Clyffe Park in Southern Illinois.

As part of the activities, we would hike around the park early in morning after our Fajr prayer. (Standing L-R) Che Wahab, Karim (me), Rashid and TJ Jailani while Yazid and Burhan sitting. Yazid is now a Professor at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (former KUSTEM – transferred from UPM Serdang). Despite comiing from Negeri Sembilan he is now comfortable speaking his wife’s Trengganuspeak.

Slow flowing stream is just a few yards from our tents. (L-R) Rashid, Burhan (seated), TJ Jailani (standing), ?, Wahab (hat), Yazid.

Rashid is the only non-Malaysian that always joins us in usrah, various gatherings and outings. As the sole Malay from Singapore among the hundreds of Malays at Carbondale he mixed well among us. The last I spoke to him was in early 1990s while traveling to Singapore. Unfortunately, with my tight schedule then we only managed to spoke over the phone.

Posing on the log (L-R) – Rashid, TJ, myself (hidden) Burhan, Yazid and Wahab catching up. Che Wahab Che Man is now the Principal (Assistant?) of MRSM in Sarawak. I last met him after the last Raya Puasa prayer at Masjid Putih Kuala Terengganu.

Dinner time in front of our tent. Team work is always being tested and preparing for dinner is one of them.

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Now that it is summer, it reminds me of one of the favorite things that we do together during this season was to go camping.

Recently Wan Burhan shared his photos of our camping at the Ferne Clyffe State Park.


Sitting around the campfire enjoying our coffee – L-R Jailani (TJ), Che Wahab, Yazid, Rashid, Karim (me) and Burhan.

During the day we would be enjoying the beautiful scenery around the park – (L-R) Rashid, Wahab (with the hat), Burhan (sitting at the back), ? (front) and Karim (me).

(L-R) – ?, Rashid, Jailani, Burhan, Wahab and Yazid (standing)

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Yes, we had a wonderful gathering on 11th October at Taman Tasik Ampang Hilir. As I had promised to upload some of the photos, here they are:

Osman and Othman

Osman and Othman

Moslim with daughter (back) and Othman while Zambri and Osman at the background

Moslim with daughter (back) and Othman while Zambri and Osman at the background

Burhan talking to Megat and wife

Burhan talking to Megat and wife

Rauff listening to Megat and Osman's conversation

Rauff listening to Megat and Osman's conversation

As the person taking charge of the food, Burhan asked Fauzan and Othman if they need more

As the person taking charge of the food, Burhan asked Fauzan and Othman if they need more

The rest of the family members prefer the shade and to be seated

The rest of the family members prefer the shade and to be seated

The second generations made friends easily as did their parents

The second generations made friends easily as did their parents

yes ... recalling the good old days stories (Zambri, Burhan, Rauff and Megat standing while Othman seated)

yes ... recalling the good old days stories (Zambri, Burhan, Rauff and Megat standing while Othman seated)

we talk, and talk, and talk ...

we talk, and talk, and talk ...

everybody were busy talking

everybody were busy talking

Sis. Yaman (Osman) talking to Sis. Norliza (Moslim) while their children prefer to talk standing

Sis. Yaman (Osman) talking to Sis. Norliza (Moslim) while their children prefer to talk standing

Brother Osman and family left for Dubai yesterday en route to Khartoum bringing back sweet memories of a short stay in Malaysia meeting long lost friends. It was also unfortunate that some of us were not able to make it.

However, Shuki Osman made an extra effort taking a trip all the way from Kulim to meet Osman Mokhtar El-Mubarak at Batu Ferringhi despite he was not feeling well and being on medication.

Thank you Shuki for the wonderful lunch and sharing some of the nostalgic photos.

Thank you Shuki for the wonderful lunch and sharing some of the nostalgic photos.

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Well, after a short notice and a simple preparation, we finally managed to gather at Taman Tasik Ampang Hilir.

11102009(027)We had Wan Burhan Wan Ismail (who arrived first and brought Nasi Lemak and mineral water), Zambri Mohd Tenang (brought karipap), Othman Ismail, Megat Hisham Hassan and wife (brought homemade kuih lapis), Abdul Rauff Sarail, Moslim Jaafar and his big family (minus one), Mohd Fauzan Mohd Nor and his family (who came all the way from Malacca, and of course our special guest all the way from Sudan, Osman Mokhtar El-Mubarak and his family.

Khalid Zakaria called a day before that he cannot make it at the last minute and there was no news from Mohd Saupi for able to make it and so was Wan Ibrahim.

11102009(033)What was interesting to see the family members and interactions among the 2nd generations among us. Though it was the first time for some of them to meet they were able to continue the brotherly relationship like their parents did.

Thanks to all who made the effort to come and meet our brother Osman whom we had not met for over 20 years!

Will write more and upload additional photos later.

p.s. – I do not know who brought the other container of kuih lapis – sorry for not giving the rightful credit.

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Taman Tasik Ampang HilirFor those who are not familiar with Ampang area, you may want to use the map below as a guide.

Directions:

1.Using Middle Ring Road (MRR2)

a. Coming from Zoo Negara:

Pondok Tmn Tsk Ampang HilirExit at Ampang Jaya i.e. before Ampang Point flyover. Follow under the flyover to the Ampang road junction take right at the light towards the city. Turn left after Shell and Petronas (before Lorenzo) – Lorong Ru. Turn right at Jalan Ampang Hilir. The lake is at your right. Parking and and entrance clearly visible.

In case you missed the Ampang Point/Jaya exit, proceed the MRR2, U-turn at the next two exit (i.e. exit Pandan Jaya – passed Tesco). Then follow (b.)

pandangan Tmn Tsk Ampang Hilirb. Coming from Cheras:

After Tesco (Kg Pandan), take Jalan Ampang exit after Shell and the lake. Keep left and turn towards the city at Jalan Ampang. Turn left after Shell and Petronas (before Lorenzo) – Lorong Ru. Turn right at Jalan Ampang Hilir. The lake is at your right. Parking and and entrance clearly visible.

2. Coming from the city along Jalan Ampang, U-turn at the light under the MRR2 flyover. Take Jalan Ampang back towards the city, turn left after Shell and Petronas (before Lorenzo) – Lorong Ru. Turn right at Jalan Ampang Hilir. The lake is at your right. Parking and and entrance clearly visible.

The map below should be helpful.

Guide to Taman Tasik Ampang

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Calling SIU-C Alumni, especially 1982-1987, we plan to have a simple Raya picnic (with your family along).

Date: 11 October 2009 (Sunday)

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am (most of us need to rush to other Raya Open House invitations and/or wedding receptions after that – so let us all be punctual and finish on time)

Agenda: Just meet and talk, talk, talk

Location: Taman Rekreasi DBKL Tasik Ampang Hilir (just opened before Raya) – next to Shell Station along MRR2 before Ampang Point if coming from Cheras or after Ampang Point if coming from Zoo Negara (map)

Food/Drink: Simple Nasi Lemak bungkus, a little bit of pasta, and other light Raya cookies (as you will all be going to attend various functions after that) – and mineral water. Unless we have other sponsors (please tell me)

SPECIAL GUEST: Bro. Osman Mokhtar El-Mubarak (Sudanese) SIU-C 1985-1987 – he and his family has been in town for vacation since yesterday – and wish to meet all his Malaysian friends.

PLEASE confirm your attendance to avoid food wastage (and also tak cukup makan!).

HELP spread the words …

Person to contact:

1. Karim Omar 019-3199-788 (akarimomar@yahoo.com)

2. Wan Burhan 016-395-6497 (logonwb@yahoo.com)

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Updated (9 Oct 09):

Confirmed coming:

  1. Mohd Zambri Tenang *
  2. Moslim Jaafar ++
  3. Wan Burhan Ismail +
  4. Othman Ismail
  5. Wan Ibrahim Wan Long *
  6. Mohd Saupi Fauzi
  7. Khalid Zakaria

Confirmed NOT coming:

  1. Sheikh Jaafar Sheikh Ismail
  2. Shuki Osman
  3. Mohd Hussin Ali
  4. Mukhsin Tajuddin

Note:

  • + : with spouse
  • ++ : with family
  • * : no indication

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