Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Sequel : This is IT...

Finally, the LAST in the series of Cerita Chenta...

The 10 years 4 months and 15 days roller-coaster ride (to borrow Dad of 4+1's description of the saga) from the first time Ayah and I got to know each other when we were 16, was sealed with the Akad Nikah on 9th September 1994, when both of us were 26 years old. But, we were still strapped to the seats of the roller-coaster carriage as there was still one small dip that we had to go through...

We thought we had it all figured out, and we thought we could handle it. We had charted our career paths so that when the time were to come for us to settle down and start a family, we would have already somewhat established ourselves in our respective careers. We had been apart before - many, many times in fact, and we should not have any problems being apart again. Or so we thought.

But, Boy...little did we know that it was not going to be the same once we were married...

After saying goodbye to Ayah at Heathrow's Terminal 4 that day, and after going through the longest 13-hour flight back to KL, and after being so dehydrated (for being in the long-haul flight AND from crying non-stop!), life had to go on and we had to get back into our daily routines.

I had been on a month's leave, preparing for the wedding and also to join Ayah for a short while in the UK, and I found it SOOOOOOOO difficult to get back into the groove. And the fact that I had piles and piles of work waiting for me at the office when I finally reported back for duty was not helping at all. Those files should have taken my mind off Ayah, but, instead, Ayah was taking my mind off the files!!!

I was missing him terribly. I kept on thinking if his makan-minum, if his baju-pakai segala were okay, if his house was in order, etc. (As if before he got married to me he didn't eat, he didn't pakai baju, and he didn't live in a house (??!!), etc! Hehehe...)

But, it was different. I felt that as his wife, I should be making sure that his life was teratur and I should have been there to offer the care, comfort and warmth to her husband as a wife should. Or so, I initially thought. On hindsight, I realized that in fact, it was probably the other way round.

I was the one who needed Ayah to be with me. I was the one who needed him to be there with me when I got back home from work. I needed him there so that we could talk about everything under the sun. I needed him there with me when I went a visiting families and friends, ESPECIALLY when people kept on asking about him 24/7. I needed him to be there when I was not well. I needed him to be there when I was sad. I needed him to be there when I was happy. I just needed him to be there when I closed my eyes at night. I just needed him to be there.

Selfish? Maybe.

Profound love for my husband? I would like to think that as 'Definitely'.

And I would alternate my stay between my parents' and my in-laws'. I knew that my in-laws became my parents, too, the day we got married. I was and am also responsible for their well-being, especially when their son was not there with them. And it wasn't helping at all that the in-laws' place was full of stuffs and pictures reminding me of Ayah. His prints were all over the house. And his (pleasant :)) smell, too... Saying that I was "depressed" during those months would be a gross understatement.

And to say that I was thrilled when Ayah came back for a short-break in February 1995, five months after we got married, would also be a gross understatement, too. I was more thrilled than thrilled x infinity and beyond :)

We needed the time alone, and as we had not really gone for a proper honeymoon, we decided to get away for a few days just the two of us. And Syukur Alhamdulillah for supercool and sporting parents - Mak and Arwah Daddy were so kind when they sponsored our honeymoon in Bali. 5 heavenly days were spent in beautiful Bali that February. It was pure bliss...

But, a few days after coming back from our honeymoon trip, we had to part ways again when Ayah had to fly back to the UK. Sobs...

I remember feeling very heart-sick for quite some time after our goodbyes. True when they say, makan tak kenyang, mandi tak basah... I was feeling pretty sick, and started losing weight. My health took a toll when I was down with fatigue which was compounded with food-poisoning at the end of March that year and I was totally flattened. Deep inside I knew that it was not because of my physical health, but more so because I was just feeling so down being alone. And I remember crying myself to sleep every night back then...

I was so emotional and so easily hurt. "Ultra-sensitive" was my middle name. And I was ever so grumpy. And it didn't help that I was also feeling quite sickly most of the time.

Not surprising....As I found out at the end of March that I was pregnant...

I was a week late, and I thought that it was due to emotional and physical stress, and of course because I was down with food poisoning and all. And I contribute my throwing-up bouts and fatigues to that. But, I remember telling myself, "What if?"

And just to be on the safe side, off I went to Guardian and bought myself a Home Preggie test kit, during one of my (many) coffee breaks at work. I remember feeling very nervous. I remember reading the instructions on the test kit for maybe 73 times just to make sure that I understood it. I remember doing the test in the office loo. And I remember seeing the 2 blue lines appearing almost immediately. And I remember crying...

No. NOT because I was sad that I was pregnant (of course NOT!!!), but I was sad because Ayah was not there with me to see the 2 blue lines...

I was pretty excited and anxious, of course, and quickly asked my Boss (Encik Ha*an***in) if I could just slip out for an hour. The nearest clinic happened to be an O&G clinic (THE Dr Col*n Le* Women's Clinic in Damansara Utama) which was just within 5 minutes walking distance. And within half an hour, it was confirmed - I was indeed pregnant...

I walked back to the office, but I just couldn't call Ayah from there (this was during the Ice Age when handphones and SMS were still a novelty and skype and the likes were not heard of). Furthermore, it was about 4a.m in the morning in the UK and I didn't want to wake him up! But, I needed to tell someone. I tried calling my Mom but nobody was home, so I called one of my MT friends, Ab** to tell her the good news.

And when I told her that she was the FIRST to know, she gave me a - "Shana, are you crazy??!! You mean you have NOT told Haizal yet?!!, etc." And THAT was enough for me to straight away ask my Boss if I could call Ayah using the office phone.

I remember Ayah answering my call with a groggy voice (what do you expect? It was about 4a.m in the morning in the UK!) and him asking me if everything was okay, etc. I was trying not to sound anxious or excited, and we were just having small talks, when I said to Ayah -

Me : Guess what?

Ayah : Hmmm...what?

Me : You know I was not feeling well, and had food poisoning and was throwing up like nobody's business that day?

Ayah : Yeeessss...??

Me : Apparently it was not the food poisoning... Well, it was not JUST because of food poisoning.

Ayah : What do you mean? Are you okay?

Me : (Pause)...Yeah, I'm okay. In fact, I'm more than okay... I'm pregnant...

Ayah : (A BIG FAT 10 SECONDS PAUSE followed, and then he started laughing!) ARE YOU SURE???!!! I mean, have you seen the doctor? (And he continued laughing!) I'm just so happy! Imagine that! Syukur Alhamdulillah... Are you okay? How do you feel?! (And another 1001 questions and "Are you okays" from him after that:))

Me : (Also laughing from my end)...Yes, I have seen the doctor, and I did a home preggie test before that, etc.

And out of the blue, I said to Ayah -

Me : I want to quit my job. I want to be with you...

And I started crying... (Cememeh kan??!!!)

And what Ayah said after that made me cry even more -

"YES, I want you to be here with me as soon as you can. I will ask Mak to arrange with Chr**t*ne (Mak's travel agent) to get your flight tickets here as soon as possible. In the meantime, please take good care of yourself...and our baby, okay...?"

There was no pause, no doubts, no hesitation from Ayah.

Kalau ikutkan hati, I would have just dropped everything and taken the next flight out to Hull that day. But, of course that would not be fair to anyone. There were some loose ends to tie at work, and of course, I had to think of my Abah and Mommy, too. I should at least prepare them for yet another round of me leaving home and going back to the UK...

Remember when I said how sad I felt going to the Kursus Kahwin alone? And also going about preparing for the Wedding alone? Well, try going to an ante-natal check-up alone... Now, THAT was something else. It saddened me everytime I saw fellow Moms-to-be at the clinic with their hubbies, and there I was , with yet another story of my life - ALONE... But, Thank God, there were only two ante-natal check-ups that I had to go through before flying off to the UK.

After tendering in my one month notice of resignation, and after tying all the loose ends at work, and after paying all the dues within my social circles, at the end of May 1995 - 8 months after getting married, I bade farewell to my family and friends in Malaysia, and left for the UK to be with Ayah, to start OUR OWN little family...

We were finally REALLY together....

And the rest, as they say - is history...

- THE END -


* I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart to all who had followed Cerita Chenta from Day 1 until today. What started out as a posting to wish Ayah "A Happy 24th Anniversary of Knowing-each-other" on 26th April 2008, turned out to be a Prologue of a Series of Sequels of the roller-coaster rides Ayah and I had to go through before we finally tied the knot in 1994.

It had been a very nostalgic and heart-warming experience for me and Ayah, and writing the Cerita Chenta has made us feel even more closer to each other. And hey, the naturally romantic Ayah has become even more romantic now... (Buleh??!)

I hope that all our friends whom Ayah and I had made during the Cerita Chenta Series have enjoyed reading the stories, as much as I had enjoyed writing and sharing them here.

I truly treasure this very special friendship, and so does Ayah :)

I hope all of us will not stop reminiscing the yesteryears, so as to embark upon an even more meaningful future with our loved ones.

Just do it...

Reminisce.

God Bless. Wassalam.

55 comments:

Mior Azhar said...

Shana,
What a ride!!!!! Thanks for sharing. Now about that movie deal.... since you don't want Yusof Haslam to produce, what about that Chinese producer... apanama dia? And Erra to play you? How? And Ayah pulak err, sapa ekk?

wanshana said...

Mior,

You're most welcome :) It has been a wonderful walk through memory lane for Ayah and myself.

You mean David Teo as the producer?! Hahaha! And Erra Fazira? Errrr, tak main laaa, gang...

I propose Kajol and Ajay Devgan :D

Hehehehe...

Anonymous said...

alaaa... dah habis ke? sob sob.. See you around Kak Shana.. Raya maybe? Salam to Dr HHK. psst... cakap kat dia my lips are sealed la.... he he

AMY

MoTLeY said...

salam kak shana ...

awww ... so sweet especially the part when you told abang H you're pregnant! :)

may you'll have many more romantic years together!!!

missing you guys and hugs to the kids :)

take care!

wassalam ...

ps: did you get my sms about kak intan? if not ... she has safely delivered a baby boy - megat rayyan ibrahim - and she kirim salam :)

Udinb said...

Hehehehe ..... sweet ending.

Wan, u know reading ur cerita chenta .... timbulkan sedikit perasaan (aiyoo, donno how 2 say oredilah hehehe.) Really it was interesting reading. Thank you for sharing with us.

Buatlah cerita lain pulak .... family life .... anak-anak .... career ..... bla bla. You have written well.

Enjoy your weekend.

Ayah said...

Dah habis? Syukur Alhamdulilah it is a happy ending ... tahniah and wishing all the best to all of your family.....

wanshana said...

Hi Amy,

Ha-ah, Cerita Chenta pre-marriage dah habis dah...

Tapi, Cerita Chenta post-marriage masih berterusan dan berjalan lancar sehingga sekarang :)

Yup, see you around - insya Allah raya time :)

Dr HHK says thank you for sealing your lips...Hahaha!

Take care, dear.

wanshana said...

Hi motley,

Thank you... Amin :)

It was rather funny jugak bila fikirkan how I broke the news to Abang Haizal that day. But, it would have been more profound if we were sitting face to face, I guess?

I'm sure you still remember how it was when you told H**m* you were pregnant with I**n, kan?

A very special moment indeed...

Missing you guys, too!

Oooopppss! I thought I replied that SMS already? Thank you! Yes, and I also got an e-mail from Intan telling us the good news. But, masa tu baby didn't have a name yet.
Megat Rayyan Ibrahim - that's a very nice name.

Take care, dear :)

wanshana said...

udinb,

Aiyoyo...Perasaan apakah itu??!! Hehehe...Whatever it is, I hope it's a "feel-good" feeling :)

Thank you for following the Cerita Chenta sequels, and you're most welcome - it was a real pleasure to write and share them here.

Yes, I will continue writing about anak-anak and family here, just like I used to before starting the Cerita Chenta, insya Allah...

Hope to have you dropping by and visiting still, even when there's no Cerita Chenta to cerita ;)

Wassalam :)

wanshana said...

Ayah,

Ha-ah...Dah habis prologue, epilogue, monologue, 'dialogue', 'catalogue' segala...Hehehe...

Yes, Syukur Alhamdulillah for the happy ending.

Thank you for the well wishes. And here's wishing all the best to you and your family, too.

Wassalam.

Pp said...

wanshana ( dan ayah )...

*applause* from me.
ada part kena guna tisu sbb leleh baca kisah romantics drama reality ini...ada part kena guna tisu sbb ketawa dengan kelucuan adegan cinta centa ...
semua parts cukup berkesan untuk kita menghargai dan memanjatkan kesyukuran kepada Allah....sungguh sempurna perancangan Dia mengendalikan jodoh kita dari sebelum, semasa dan seterusnya...
KepadaNya juga kita berdoa semoga kekal abadi - dunia dan ke akhirat.

Doa dari saya untuk wanshana dan ayah sekeluarga.

pakpayne

Anonymous said...

Dear Shana,

I've been a silent reader of your blog..but reading your cerita cinta evoked some memories of my own too..I'm a year older than you, next month would be my 16th anniversary but I have known hubby more than half my life...

Just to copy a phrase on love from somewhere..They say that falling in love is wonderful, and that the best is falling in love with what you have..May we stay being in love with our spouses and them with us till our last breath..Amin.

wanshana said...

Pak Payne,

Thank you for the well wishes and do'a. Amin.

Our prayers for all good things in life for you, K.LiL and anak-anak, too, insya Allah.

Berapa banyak tissue habis, Pak Payne?! Hehehe...

Yes, Allah is great. Segala perancangan, the ups and the downs, ada hikmahnya. And syukur alhamdulillah, after all the tests and dugaan, we become stronger.

Semoga jodoh-jodoh kita berkekalan, dan bahagia hingga ke akhir hayat, insya Allah.

wanshana said...

Dear Anonymous @ 10:48,

Thank you for hopping by and for following my Cerita Chenta :) I'm touched to learn of your visits here and also by your words...

I'm glad that it had not been a pure waste of time on your part reading my ramblings - at least the postings have evoked some special memories in you...Hehehe!

It's really nice to know that there are others who have been or have known their spouses for more than half their lives, beside myself at the age of 40/41. To me, that's a very special thing indeed.

Here's wishing you a Very Special and Happiest 16th Anniversary in advance, and Amin, to your do'a. Insya Allah.

Hope to have you over again, visiting my humble blog.

Take care.

MrsNordin said...

A very nice ending indeed...

Hey, you should start a novel lah. You're good at writing love stories like this!

MA & Brood said...

Oh my, what a wonderful ending to the Cerita Chenta Babak Pertama.

You and HHK are one truly blessed couple.


Congratulations!

wanshana said...

mrsnordin,

Thank you, but, me writing a novel?! Love story some more?!! Hehehehe...That'll be the day.

Let's leave that to all the professional heart-spinners out there, shall we?

Thank you nevertheless, for having such faith in me ;)

wanshana said...

MA,

Thank you :)

Errr...Cerita Chenta Babak Pertama?! How come I don't remember ever mentioning about coming up with the Babak Kedua?! Hahaha...

No lah. The pra-perkahwinan tales should be enough to provide me and Ayah with the doses we need to treasure each other more, insya Allah.

That's just it - I realised that writing the Cerita Chenta was in fact more for me and Ayah to reminisce and think of the early years, something which we rarely did especially when both of us had been pretty busy with other stuff. But, we're glad that a lot of our blogosphere friends had also enjoyed reading it along the way.

Come to think of it, I had been writing about Babak Kedua since the first day I started this Blog anyway, kan?

Take care, MA and thanks again :)

Waterlily said...

Dah last chapter ke? Aiseh...

I really love reading your CC entries, macam baca Mills & Boon !

Anyway Shana, I wish you and Ayah happiness always, semuga berkekalan sehingga ke anak cucu dan cicit segala.

Theta said...

Dear Kak Shana,

Thank you for sharing a piece of your romantic history with us. This last leg of your Cerita Chenta saw me holding back the tears. Sniff, sniff.

It must have been a really painful period having to be apart from one another. I can only imagine your heartache. But I'm so happy that everything turned out alright!

Say, does this mean your firstborn was born in the UK?

Amy said...

Ahhhh I just love happy endings. Moga kak Shana dimurahkan rezeki berpanjangan dan bahagia ke akhir hayat. Cerita dah habis but I will continue to read your journey :)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

oh mannnnnnn...i almost missed the encore, and funny enough, its 4am!

hey, that was a killer ending. reading through this final CC episode has in some ways touched me, especially that part when you announced to doc you were quitting so that you guys can be together.

it has been a wonderful reading. you managed to engage readers with all the vital moment you intelligently came up with in every sequels.

i had to back-tracked a little bit to last year's doc's bday post. but still i followed from the beginning. i'm proud of that...hehehe...

thanks for sharing kak shana!

eh, but dont stop blogging la.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

oh yea, and wishing you guys happiness eternally, insyaAllah.

MA & Brood said...

Haha...babak kedua would start when you arrive in UK until the birth of your first child la kot...?


* dalam mode filem direktor *


btw - just to share, I had a relative who died in an accident with his wife leaving behind a young child. What the grandfather did, was to laminate all the memories - gambar, surat2, documents - in a book form for the young child. So that she will grow up "knowing" her parents.


I think you should do that with your cherita chenta. Laminate it for your future anak cucu...

:-)

anom said...

assalammualaikum k. shana..

setelah lama mengikuti your cerita chenta ni quietly, finally kat the last episode ni, I have to leave a comment.

Your love story is so inspiring, beautiful and real.. Thank you so much for sharing with us this beautiful story.. Rasa sedih plak bila dah habis..Yela selalu tu, citer2 macam ni kat buku je you boleh baca.. I agree with the other bloggers, you are a good writer, so vivid..

Keep on writing K. Shana.. and be always in love!!;-)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Alaaahaaaiii... bestnyaaaaa love story niiii.... Terasa macam dok tengok drama kat TV pulak...

I really love your story... please continue la - I'm awredi hooked tau! Mcm how did you cope kat UK, dgn 1st pregnancy w/out you mom etc etc... banyak lagi boleh cerita tu!

Anyway Shana, I hope your love life will continue to blossom. May everything you cherish in life be will be filled with love and TLC.... :)

wanshana said...

Waterlily,

Macam baca Mills & Boon?!! Biar betul?!(Errr, without babak-babak tertentu...) HAHAHAHAHA!

Thank you for the well wishes and do'a. Amin.

My do'a for you and I***s, too. :)

P/S : When exactly are you flying back to Abu Dhabi? We're having a get together with Kmar on 16 August - she's flying back to Barcelona on 18 August.

wanshana said...

Dear Theta,

You're most welcome - it was my pleasure to share this bit of my life story :)

Not alone there - my eyes also welled up while writing this Sequel. All those emotions all those years coming back to me...

Yes, Hanna was born on 17 November 1995 - the first day it snowed in Newcastle upon Tyne that year...

wanshana said...

Amy,

I love happy endings, too! :)

Thank you for your do'as. Amin. Insya Allah.

I look forward to having you here again (and again! :))

P/S : Dah try nasi lemak Section 17 tu, belum?

wanshana said...

Kerp,

You're most welcome.

Thank you for your well wishes and do'as. Amin. Insya Allah.

And thank you for the kind words. But, I think I cannot challenge your very refreshing, raw, and 'cut-all-the-craps' style of writing. And your wit! Hehehehe :) You're one of a kind, dek oii...

Know what? NO REGRETS whatsoever about quitting my job in 1995. It was just another job. And I never thought of it as a major sacrifice on my part.

But, the time spent with Ayah, and later with Hanna - being a fulltime wife and mom for more than 2 1/2 years in the UK was just amazing, and I would cherish it forever.

Are you kidding?! Stop blogging? And miss all these free therapeutic sessions? No way! :)

wanshana said...

MA,

Hmmm...until the birth of our first child? Tempting... tempting... I MIGHT just consider doing that. Hehehe!

I'm sorry about your cousin. Innaliilahi wa inna ilaihi raajiuun.

That was a really great thing that the grandfather did for his granddaughter. In a way, I guess that had also helped him deal with his grieve of losing his son.

Ayah has started on his mission to eternally capture the moments through my Cerita Chenta series. He had created a Special Folder for it on the PC, and also on the thumbdrive. I wouldn't be surprised if he comes back with a bounded laminated copies of the CC one of these days. Hahaha!

Anyway, all my kids read the CC without fail, except for this one - Hanna said, "It's TOO long la, Mommy".

Which is a good thing - it'll be awkward when she puts 2 and 2 together and finds out about the probable day of her conception. HAHAHAHA!

Take care, MA.

wanshana said...

Wa a'laikumussalam Anom,

Hey, good to see you here! :)

Thank you, and you're most welcome. Tapi, Janganlah sedey-seday... Mana lah tau, if mood Akak baik, ada cebisan-cebisan Cerita Chenta will pop up sekali-sekala here, insya Allah.

I think I write quite vividly (ye ke?!) because I have quite a good memory of things and events - even those which to some may be quite insignificant. And I guess it's also because I don't just keep them in my mind, but also in my heart. So, writing everything down is just like playing a slide-show kot, lebih kurang :)

Insya Allah, I will keep on writing.

And about "being always in love" - Can't help it - I'm already TOO DEEP in it :). Insya Allah.

Take care, Anom.

wanshana said...

DDI @ Ja,

Another request for another sequel on 1st pregnancy in the UK! Hmmmm... I think I have to seriously consider this :) Hehehe!

Thank you for your warm do'a, Ja. Amin.

I also do'akan your life will be filled with infinite love all around and be filled with all the TLCs from hubby and anak-anak, insya Allah.

Waterlily said...

Shana

As for gathering with Kmar, I'm afraid I have to give it a miss this time coz we'll be flying back to Abu Dhabi on 15th August.

My salam to her and the rest please. Hmmm...I'm sure mesti best nyer gathering to nanti...

p/s Farid pun ade ke nanti? Or dah balik Riyadh time tu?

IBU said...

This one is for Hanna,

Hello Kiddo - so pls check your body tag, err.. or body label, or barcode. Any indication of "Made in Bali" ? Hehehhh....

WHATT? You don't have that tag/label/barcode on your body? R u sure?? Oh my..... Hmmm.... Oh well! Your mommy did say she went to lots of those car boot sales. Hmm... Maybe, just may be... hehehehhhhh

Aunt Ibu

ila de cute said...

sob sob sob...takkan dah habis kot this cerita chenta... i am hooked already..please dont stop!!! keep writing la about ur CC...

now i remember, u told me during our jabatan farewell dinner that u love PJ Hilton so much...now i know why...hehheh...

wanshana said...

Waterlily,

Aisey... :( Would have been great if you could make it. Farid - I'm not sure if she'll be there. I have posted a reminder in our yahoogroup to start a headcount, but belum ada response yet.

But, insya Allah I'll be in Kuching next week. Staying at H****n for 2 nights (4th and 5th August) - presenting a paper at a Conference on Tuesday.

Not sure of the plans made by my colleagues, though. If ada rezki, maybe we can meet up?

Btw, bila nak hapdet blog? ;)

wanshana said...

Ibu,

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Not sure to let Hanna read this or not. But, I might just check when she's asleep tonight if there's any barcodes or labels bearing "Made in Bali" on her ;)

Car boot Sales?!! Errr... What are you trying to get at? That we bought her at a bargain at one OR she was made at one?! HAHAHAHA!

Hmmmmmm...interesting theory, though ;)

wanshana said...

Ila de cute,

Jangan sedey-sedey... Every now and then ada lah tu Cerita Chenta terselit-selit kat sini, insya Allah :)

Errrr...I said I loved PJ Hilton because of the food, my dear...the FOOD...Hehehehe...(and things that we should not be mentioning here...Hahahaha!)

Waterlily said...

LAAAA Shana...!

We'll be going back to KL on 3rd August with I****s (he'll be in Kuching for 3 days, and one night in KL before going to Bangkok - Abu Dhabi).

So from 3rd - 14th Aug, we'll be in KL - planned that way months back. Even Syafiq is not particularly happy with the arrangement coz he'll miss the High School Musical on Ice which starts on 15th.

Perhaps we can meet in KL or just lemme know whenever you are in Abu Dhabi or Dubai (for your next honeymoon? ;)

Ayah said...

Mommy dear...

Tq for reliving the memories. For many a moment, I felt as if they were only yesterday. When I think of how we started and what we had to go through to get from one chapter of our Cerita Chenta to another, I can't help but feel so damn lucky to have what we have now...

To some, if not most of the readers, you have been not just entertaining, but also inspiring...and I am one of them.

So is this the final sequel of the Cerita Chenta? Well, if you ask me, it is definitely NOT the end...nor is it the beginning of the end, but rather the end of the beginning...

Ayah

U.Lee said...

Hi Wanshana, beautiful story. I had to gostan back to catch up.
Wow, you sure one wonderful wife, so sayang, manjah and so caring.
Susa nak chari isteri like you, ha ha.
I wish both of you every happiness and best regards...Lee.

Anna said...

Hi Kak Shana,

I have been a silent reader of your blog. Once you have completed your cerita chenta, I must say thank you for all your stories.

It makes me remember our own stories and appreciate my hubby even more. We knew each other since 16 yrs old and end of this year will be our 6th wedding anniversary.

Again, thank you for your stories and just to let u know your cerita chenta makes me feel more sayang to my hubby and son!

wishing you and family all the best!

wanshana said...

Waterlily,

Maybe we can meet up in KL then? Will you be in Ara Damansara? My BIL stays there. Maybe we can arrange something to your convenient - I know you'd be pressed for time :)Will co-ordinate, insya Allah.

If cannot, then I'll take up on your offer - see you in Abu Dhabi! Hehehe!

I can imagine how frustrated your Shafiq is for missing the HSM tu. My kids are going on 15th August with my SIL. Thank God I tak payah ikut...Sakit jiwer lah dengan HSM tu...

Cheers!

wanshana said...

Ayah dear,

Errr...I konpius sikitlah baca your comment ni. Kena baca 2-3 kali baru got it. Macam manyak putar la pulak... Hehehe!

In case you didn't know - YOU are my inspiration...

Writing the sequels has been a very heart-warming experience for me. Rasa macam 16 again :)

wanshana said...

Hi Uncle Lee,

Thank you for the warm wishes.

I have to admit, I ni memang manja sket...(but ONLY with Ayah, you know. Hehehe!)

I used to be a VERY independent girl. Bila dah kawin, almost everything has to wait for Ayah... Hehehe! No harm to manja-manja, right? ;)

Susah nak cari isteri macam I?! Errr... can you tell that to Ayah, please? JUST as a reminder to him... HAHAHAHA!!

Thanks again...and you have a good day :)

wanshana said...

Dear Anna,

You're most welcome, and thank you for following my Cerita Chenta all these while :)

I'm so touched. I'm very happy if my CC has that effect on you or any of my blogosphere friends who read it. In a way, that was one of the reasons for writing it - to evoke those long buried romantic feelings in my friends again.

I feel that so many times people do not express their real feelings to their loved ones that often, or ever! This is so "Malaysian"? (or Malay, maybe?)

Ayah and I are quite open in showing our affections to each other (reasonably, that is! :) Hehehe!)in front of our kids, and I think that helps a lot in generating the "makin sayang" mode in the marriage ;)

You've known your hubby since you were 16...just like Ayah and I :). THAT is very special. Remember that, okay?

Here's wishing you, hubby and your son the best in life, and eternal happiness, insya Allah.

Take care, Anna.

Scarred Soul said...

You are so lucky to have found your Mr. Right!

Your CC is definitely an amazing one...

Cheers! :)

wanshana said...

Dear Scarred Soul,

Thank you, and thank you.

Insya Allah, you'll find your Mr.Right @ Soulmate, too (or maybe you already have? ;))

Most would say that our hearts will tell us if they are the ones. I think we also need our heads to tell us that, sometimes... :)

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kak Shana.....
Happy baca... teringat balik those years in UK... :)

-adrina-

wanshana said...

Hi Adrina,

Memang best terkenang semasa dulu, kan? Hehehe!

I'm sure the years spent in Norwich were among the best years of your life - jumpa soulmate kat situ :)

I remember vividly how you and Bi**n memulakan bibit-bibit chenta you all there...Hehehe!

Scarred Soul said...

Something to smile about kak Shana...

I did a handwritng analysis recently.

It says I'm in love but...

I'm single and I have no idea who I am in love with!

ja said...

Hi Kak Shana,
Sorry I missed the bus. I just finished reading the last sequel. What a lovely ending. Wish you both all the happiness in the world....
Enjoy your wkend.

wanshana said...

Scarred Soul,

Who knows maybe your Mr. Right is already in your life now, just that you don't know it yet?

Any potential candidates around? Keep a look out kat Uni tu... Manalah tau ada secret admirer dok teropong dari jauh?! Hehehe!

Apa-apa pun, my do'a that you will find the best man for you to be your soulmate, insya Allah.

wanshana said...

Hi Ja,

Thank you for the well wishes. My do'a that you and HB will also be blessed with love and happiness always. :)

Take care.