Di Bawoh Rang Ikang Kering
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Thursday, September 16, 2004

Happy Birthday Dolly!

Dolly is my third daughter. Ever since the formation of Malaysia, it is very easy to remember her birthday.

Dolly has no time for the Net so the chances of her reading this are very remote. She is very busy at the Fatt TV where she works. At least her immediate boss there is not her sister like in her previous station. When not at work, Dolly is busy with her new baby, Ariff. Ariff is a demanding baby unlike his mom. Dolly as a baby was almost serious and not demanding at all. Put her on the carpet and she will quietly roll under the coffee table and stay there until retrieved.
Seriously Dolly
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Dolly was a late bloomer. Like me, she got confused by subjects like Maths. She exasperated and exhausted her mother by forgetting things that were explained patiently and thoroughly to her just minutes earlier. But Dolly remembered things her teachers told her. Whenever I berated some unfortunate drivers on the road Dolly would be the one reminding me of what her ustazah said about the virtues of patience and being kind to dumb animals.

Like all her sisters and brother, Dolly is proficient in English. She even won a writing contest organised by one of the English dailies. She loved English so much that she chose to do TESL in a non-English sounding town, Bognor Regis.

After many years overseas and getting her degree, Dolly came home and promptly decided not to become a teacher after all. She became a broadcaster instead. She still looked serious on camera. Now she is mostly behind the camera and behind the scene.

Happy birthday sayang. I hope you get to read this.

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3 CommentsOldStyle:
  • Happy Birthday Dolly! I hope you log on to this website like I told you to :)) (See, I'm still as bossy as ever, even though I am no longer her Editor)

    Among all of us, Dolly is the nice lamb and she often gets to be the brunt of our tricks (Elisa and I) We were awful to her when she was younger, partly because she was so trusting, and partly, and secretly, because she was the prettiest.

    Dolly may not be so gullible now, but she still has that child-like quality of abiding by her conscience. Even though she is now News Producer cum Assignment Editor at said Fatt TV, for the most part, Dolly is still innocent to the evil workings of the world, and that is certainly a blessing.

    By Blogger mokciknab, at 8:34 AM  
  • if you do get here, Dolly, Happy Birthday!!! :)

    By Blogger elisataufik, at 1:04 PM  
  • Happy birthday, Third Daughter. Now Pok Ku, you must tell me how you did it -- teach your kids English. I never had any success with mine.

    By Blogger Kri, at 4:50 PM  
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