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Friday, October 5, 2012

BIL's Open House

Dah habis raya puasa dah......tapi masih ada lagi gambar-gambar time raya kat dalam few drafts. Nak buat apa pun???? Ada 2 lagi post raya...Alah , this is my blog what....Huhuhu! Post je lah.....

25th August , my BIL Kadir buat open house kat rumah dia di South Lake , Mines. On the same day Tun Mahathir pun buat open house di rumah dia di North Lake , Mines. In the morning my BIL paid a visit to Tun's house and had to rush back because his own guests dah mula datang......



South Lake ni slightly after Mines Wonderland & Mines Shopping Centre. Rumah my BIL ni berhadapan dengan Australian International School Malaysia. At one point , his twins sekolah kat sini , pergi sekolah jalan kaki je sebab AISM betul-betul depan rumah.

Dah sampai....awal pagi.

Khemah semua dah siap pasang days earlier.....ni kat area house entrance & lobby.

Greeted by the twins , dah siap pakai baju Melayu. Oh! Boy! They're so tall!

Rumah ni ada banyak tingkat....so......kalau nak ke bilik , ke dapur , ke gym dan ke mana saja dalam rumah ni....naik lift je lah....siapa yang nak guna tangga.....silakan....hehehe! Owh! My BIL yang suka guna tangga....

Sebelum tetamu sampai , lepak-lepak dulu......

OK....time to rock and roll......

Sebelum tetamu datang......photo-photo dulu.

With my twin nephews Erwan & Erman.

Hmmmm.....happy faces,,,,wish we adults could be happy like this all the time :-) With Ashel & Yna is Zidane , my cucu saudara......uwaaaaaaaaa....cucu der!

Everything dah siap.....caterer from Palace Of The Golden Horses. Lemang sendiri beli. Ketupat Daun Palas & Nasi Himpit sendiri buat. Rendang Ayam & Daging sendiri masak. Kuih Raya , separuh rumah punya & separuh hotel punya. Other food hotel mari.

By 10am , guests dah mula datang. Hmmmmm.....ramai bangsa asing yang my BIL jemput. Since leaving the Ministry , he's very much into all sorts of businesses mainly as a developer & also into the tourism industry.

Just a simple table setting......

Sebelum ramai orang datang........kita makan dulu!

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My BIL in blue at the background......entertaining his VVIP guests. Most were Ambassadors.....depa ni my BIL kenal masa he was Minister Of Tourism dulu and he kept the rapport with most of them till now.

MP with one of my BIL's trusted man , Kelly. Seingat I dari zaman my BIL nominated MP to be his rep as a Business Manager at a seafood floating restaurant in Shah Alam back in the early 90's,,,,,I dah kenal Mr Kelly ni.....Friendship,,,,,tak kenal bangsa kalau kita dah selesa kawan dengan seseorang tu. Tak guna jugak kalau kawan sesama bangsa dan agama tapi disebabkan duit , tikam kawan dari belakang. Hahhhhh......a situation that I'm currently facing. May Allah show me the best possible way to handle people like this. So far , I hanya diam dan jauhkan diri. Maka dah dianggap macam adik beradik , even MP pun tak berkira wang ringgit tapi ditikamnya kita dari belakang. Yang paling sedih....yes....orang Melayu kita yang selalu buat palat macam ni.

Rumah my BIL ni tepi tasik and he has a boat! Apalagi....escape sekejap , round-round tasik Mines....

Off we go.....onboard Puteri Sazean

View of the house from a distance....

This was just before we sail away from the Villa Sazean jetty.......

A complete boat......ada kitchen , fridge & toilet...

Just us on board :-)

The kids really enjoyed the boat ride.....

Diaorang dah selamat turun ke jetty.....I yang masih kat atas boat lagi.....duty ambil gambar....

The kitchen......it's where all the house workers would gather. Kat rumah ni sangat Inter-nasion-nal....hehehe! Ada housemaids from Indonesia , a cook from Thailand , driver from India & Malaysia , house guards from Nepal , gardeners from Bangladesh........so many workers in 1 house! More than 10 workers....

Those in the pics above were Kak Sam from Indonesia , Kak Som from Thailand & Ashok from India....they've been working with my BIL for over 12 years,,,,,since before I got married to MP. Ashok sent & fetched me & MP at the airport when we left for our honeymoon to Australia after we got married in 2000. So much things I did in the presence of both Kak Sam & Kak Som. Travelled outstations with them....they were at my wedding , they took care of me when I was being pregnant with Yna....cooked for me.......they're like family :-)

I've posted about Villa Sazean in my previous post , entahlah bila & kat BBB yang mana. To new readers , here's a glimpse of the villa. My BIL suka European antiques furnitures. So this villa is packed with it. Besides the pool at Lower Ground floor....I love the grand dining hall that's on the Ground floor. This hall ada 3 separate areas. The dry kitchen , the 18 seater Horse Shoe dining table which is facing the lake & the 22 seater Long Dining Table.

Ni bukan dining room....it's just kerusi-kerusi antik yang di letak at corners of the villa....banyak sudut , tak daya nak capture semua....

Lights & chandeliers.......this villa has loads of it! One of the photos above is the Lobby area which leads to 2 separate grand living room and 1 waiting room. Lupa nak snap piccys......but I did posts pics of it before.

They kids , sempat tengok Disney movie lagi in the AV room. Once masa my BIL was Minister of Information , dia gasak suruh me & MP & few other family members teman dia tengok cerita Hisdustan yang panjang sampai 3 jam kat bilik ni......MP & my other BIL's laa yang azab , firstly sebab kena tengok filem Hindustan yang memang depa tak minat and secondly sebab depa tak boleh nak merokok....hehehe!

Masa open house hari tu , the kids crashed kat bilik their cousin Erman.......

By mid-day....the kids dah lesu....a quick dip in the jacuzzi for Ashel & Zidane. All bedrooms & guest bedrooms ada own private bathrooms complete with shower area & a jacuzzi! Awesome  kan???

All bedrooms including guest rooms has this exact antique wooden and so so damn bloody heavy beds. Jangan mimpi-lah nak alih katil ni sorang-sorang or even kalau berdua. Tak-kan boleh angkat! Double & Single beds in all rooms , yes....including the guests rooms too. 

You see , as a former Minister of Tourism for many years....my BIL travelled around the world a lot. So bila dia buat rumah dia sendiri.....he kinda thought of everything. That's why dalam semua bedrooms including guest bedrooms pun dia letak 1 double bed & 1 single bed......senang , kalau family members datang or kawan-kawan anak dia datang rumah....each family or family friend can crash in just one room. Macam kalau kita travel 1 family,,,,,dalam bilik hotel cuma ada 1 double bed,,,,,then we'll ask for extra bed....basically , tu lah concept yang my BIL buat kat rumah dia....except for his own bedroom laaa kan.....hehehe!

Fast foward........Abang & Adik *our nickname for the twins* dah tukar baju. Diaorang pulak nak naik boat & ajak their Pak Ngah join diaorang. Hmmmm......bila kata nak naik boat , Ashel & Zidane pun nak ikut.....kena lah turun balik ke jetty.

Kali ni lepak kat atas deck boat pulak.

More views of the villa from afar.....

Most of the time we can see boat-boat pelancong dari Mines Shopping Centre. These tourist boats akan lalu North Lake *kat Mines Shopping Centre* then masuk ke South Lake and lalu depan rumah my BIL. Usually boat driver akan slow down bila lalu kat depan rumah my BIL....

Ni view of Mines Shopping Centre dari arah rumah my BIL....

The daredevils..........Abang & Adik.

Lepas naik boat , the twins ajak the kids swimming pulak......guests masih ramai lagi.....MP suruh naik lepak-lepak kat bilik dulu.....tunggu guests kurang sikit baru pergi swim.

See what I mean by being daredevils.....the twins gasak panjat dinding waterfall and dive down into the pool. Tak terkata apa Pak Ngah diaorang....hahaha!

Guests masih ada lagi but the kids just can't wait.........

Cousins......wish they can spend more time with each other just like the old days :-)

Naik naik.....enough of water in a day.

Then it's time to go home.......we were supposed to stay over night , sebab tu Yna dah siap pakai baju tidur segala but MP had a last minute business call. Better balik lah.....nanti esok tak nak susahkan my BIL's driver coz dia kena uruskan the twins nak balik ke Kolej Tunku Jaafar after their Summer Break. A day after that Yna pun nak naik sekolah for her new term after a long 1 and a half months of Summer Break. Insya'Allah......raya haji ni jumpa lagi.

Yna and Ashel bid goodbyes to their Uncle Kadir.....

Time to go home :-)

Sebelum balik , Kak Som ada bekalkan lemang & ketupat daun palas with some rendang daging. Hmmmm....dinner malam ni dengan lemang , ketupat & rendang......tadi kat Open House tak jamah pun.

This was a day earlier , bawak budak-budak pergi Low Yat. Nak beli-kan si Ashel Android tablet yang murah untuk dia download and main game. 

Then on the way balik we stopped at McDonald's Ampang Jaya for an early dinner. Dapat jugak beli 6 biji gelas coke edisi Olympic.... 

One of my favourite thing to eat at McD........fries on the tray with ketchup & chilli sauce & sprinkles of black pepper!



A note for me : Nice to be rich......


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