We took an extended 'TAKE FIVE" from our daily 'routine' My husband and I went to University Utara Malaysia, Sintok at the invitation of a dear friend who wanted me to be her bouncing board for a proposal to be presented to a committee on Strategic and Quality Management of Situwangi Boarding School, Garut. With great pleasure we went along and my husband happily agreed to do the driving.
The trip was both fruitful and enjoyable. My friend arranged to meet with some of her friends from the University and we exchanged ideas on how to start the said program for a school that we helped to establish two years ago. We were thankful to have found such strong support and understanding and they have agreed to go to Garut to help design a total Management program for the school.
One snap shot for the album.
After the serious session we went to Bukit Kayu Hitam. I think I was there some 15 years ago. We didn't shop other than Chocolates but revisiting the place was an awesome experience. All the way from Jitra to Bukit Kayu Hitam was a scene I almost could not recognize. Kedah is now prosperous.
Flowers at the Hotel Lobby
My first time ever to to go to Sintok was in mid 1975 when we went to explore the new site for the University. I was then in the Ministry of Education and was part of the team planning and implementing the project. The site is near the Thai border and the Communists were at large. We had to be escorted by the army. It was some experience and indeed a memorable one. When I saw the University today I could only gasped with excitement and ponder at its grandeur.
We took time off to eat out and our host introduced us to the local delicacies. We had a feast of Nasi Jagung, Beef Kurma, Sotong Sambal, Curry Kambing, Itek Masala and Dalca.
It was indeed a good "Take Five". I needed the break away. May Allah grace us with another opportunity like this one.