Tuesday, April 26, 2011


The Farm received a spate of visitors during the fruit season.

I had the pleasure of hosting blogger Wan Sharif and his wife.  Wan blogs at Minyak Gaz, often sharing religious articles and wisdom.  He is no stranger to The Farm as he comments frequently.  But that was the first time we met in person.  We shared many stories, and quite a lot of durians and rambutans.  I was so excited and a little weary from lack of sleep that I forgot to take any photo of the happening!  Which is a pity really as I would love to show you the gleaming red Mini Cooper (MG?) that the couple arrived in.

We then had Auntie Nor and friends, Irwan and Nadia (Irfan's parents),
and their friends.

This time everyone had his/her Canon or Blackberry or I-Phone, so I have plenty of photos to show you. Here are some of them:

The Veranda is of course the favourite chit-chat and
eating place.

The BBQ pit being put to good use

Main item on the menu

Father & Son

Children helping themselves to rambutans


Carole Anne Carr said...

A wonderfully happy post, so pleased to see the photographs.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

what a wonderful day! and how nice to meet other bloggers in person.and look at that sunshine! and the bbq pit! fantastic!

Talli Roland said...

Looks fab! Love the photos.

Greg said...

Looks very peaceful out there> Fun having a barbecue.

Joylene Butler said...

Life is good, Grandpa. That's the feeling I come away with every time I read your post. Love the photos.

Akelamalu said...

Looks like the perfect getogether!

Happy Frog and I said...

I do love to learn more about you and the farm so this post definitely hit the spot.

Grandpa said...

Thank you all!

Thank you for your friendship.

With your support I have been able to move on - to celebrate Life and to realise What a Wonderful World ours is.

Susan Kane said...

A farm is a farm--no matter where it is in the world. Glad you were able to retire from farming, to farm. I will check your site out from time to time.

Grandpa said...

I want to say Hi and a warm WELCOME to The Farm to Greg and Susan Kane. Do hang around and see where I've come from, to appreciate where I'm going, eh.

Check out their sites guys. I already did.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Grandpa, you sure living in Paradise. One of my regrets was I missed two opportunities to buy a farm....one near foothills of Gentings, one past Gentings on a hill.

Love your pics here......bet your friends had a real burping day, ha ha.

L'Aussie said...

Your photos are awesome as always Grandpa and no, there's nothing like visitors to give us joy. Lovely post.


Wan Sharif said...

Was I suprised to see my picture appeared on my blog's dashboard this morning.. Thank you for writimg about it.. I have a durian "fete" at my place that evening with two in-law families.. They tried 'mosang king' durian later that week and said your durian tasted way much better.. ;))

Grandpa said...

Lee, at the rate land and property prices were going up (and still is), I had to do a thorough search and grabbed the first suitable one. Since it was jungle land it came in cheap. But we can always add value to cheap land.
I hope you find your dream place one day Lee.

L'Aussie - thanks Denise. Yes, we caught up on old times and shared some jokes - nice!

Wan, my pleasure! Thank you for making time to come by, being busy with F1 and all.

Wow! That is a great compliment and testimony for my Durian! Musang King is the 'in' thing now, and the most expensive too.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

It's wonderful to have visitors on the farm, more so bloggers to get to know in person.

Anonymous said...

oh look at all that food! What a lovely time you are all having. Great photos :)

Grandpa said...

Thank you Niki! Those are simple Malay cooking with lots of fresh herbs (salads) from the jungle.

Aishah said...

Excellent choices of words. Felt like I have missed out on the camaraderie.