Thursday, 21 August 2008

Happy Birthday Meiji


When my wife first told me she was pregnant, I did not make it a secret that I had wished it was was a girl. I don't know why but I really wanted a girl for my first.

The name was discussed between my wife and I and of course like all young parents at that time we had a long list containing names for boys and girls. No, no scanning so we really were in the dark as to the sex of the child.

My late mother in law was never one to meddle in my marriage life but she did whisper to my wife that she had fallen in love with the name of one of my neighbour's daughters so we reserved that name if it was a girl.

It could be that in Penang that name that my late mother in law fell in love with was quite rare at that time but in Kelantan, it was like a dime a dozen, very common.

To shorten things up, my wife delivered our first born at the Penang Maternity Hospital. We got a healthy baby girl who we duly named Marziah, the name of my mother in law's choice.

The date was 21/08/80. Yes, today is her 28th birthday. She is now of course married but is not a mother yet.

She may be 28, the eldest of the three children that I have but in our eyes she is still our baby, our first baby.

Happy Birthday Meiji, as she is affectionately called, and may you live a long and happy life.

Your mom, sister, brother and I love you very much. Happy Birthday baby.


Kerp (Ph.D) said...

heyy, Happy 28th Birthday, sweet Marziah, may you have many many returns of the day!

yes sir, in all honesty, she's one sweet lady. your SIL is one lucky dude.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Thanx for the greetings, I am sure she appreciates it. She may be 28 but she still acts like a baby.

bru9 said...

Salam Ck Gu

My guess is that as long we are alive to no matter what age, our children would always be our baby in our eye, no matter how grown up they have been

Anonymous said...

Salam Cikgu,

Your article brought tears to my eyes. As a mother of three, I share the same feelings as you towards my children. And as a 47 year old daughter, to my parents,I am still their baby. I guess we'll always be our parents' babies.

Happy Birthday Marziah.

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

Alamak! My apologies for being ever. But its quite unbelievable that you have a beautiful grown-up daughter already. Makes someone feel like he's very late boarding the bus, or that it broke down somewhere and the depot cannot spare any for this route.

To Cik Marziah Nazir, may Allah protect and guide you to a blessed life in this world and the hereafter. Counting the years, only make a person better. Happy Birthday Cik Marziah :)

ps. You are one lucky daughter to have a father in Cikgu :)

fergie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEIJI!!! You are one pretty lass, my dear. Papa must be so proud of you.

Rashid said...

Happy birthday and may you grow up a daughter, a loving wife and a loving mother.

Mat Salo said...

Chegu... Aik! awat komen sdr. talk only dan letswheel tu ada unsur unsur berbau jaki chegu? SIL lucky dude laa, Lambat naik bas la, spare part habis la...

Agreed! She's one 'cun giler' lady but forever will always be a baby to you. Sulong la katakan.

Meiji? The only Meiji I know is in the annals (alaamak, that word again) of Japanese history: The Meiji Restoration.

Give her my wishes too chegu!

P.S. Tell us what SHE thinks of the excellent tribute to her in this post, ok chegu? Curious to know what she feels...

Kata Tak Nak said...

Normal people would think like that but there are those who throw away newborns as if they are used diapers. Aren't these people human?

Kata Tak Nak said...

You are lucky you still have parents to whom you are baby. I do miss my parents even though I am already 2 scores and a dozen years old.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Thanx. Yes you missed the bus real big time man but there still are other buses around.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Thanks maam, yes I am proud of all my children.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Exactly my wish.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Mat Salo,
I'll ask her soon as she reads them. Thanks for the wishes.

bayiu said...

Belated birthday greetings, Marziah. It's obvious that your Daddy loves you very, very much. Lucky, lucky you! :)

MANTRA said...

Salam cikgu

Happy birthday to your dear daughter. InsyaAllah, soon our cikgu will be a datuk... hehehehe

4theprecious4 said...

Happy birthday to the beautiful young lady that turned chegu into an ayah.

jasgill said...

Such a lovely daughter you have. I thought that her nick was related to the Meiji milk formula that you might have fed her. My wife and kids refer to her mum/grandma as "meiji". Do pass the best wishes of the day to her and thanks for sharing such a beautiful moment in your life with us. A wonderful respite from the trash that is aired currently in Malaysia.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Meiji,god bless u, ur ba, and ur family!.....when r we going to get the news that we've been waiting for so long...(itu ajit kemaruk cucu)

Kata Tak Nak said...

to all commenters,

i am meiji and thank you so very2 much from the bottom of my heart for the lovely wishes that you have extended me.actually it is my ba who is lucky to have friends like you.

have a good day all.


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