An Arabic proverb: “Al ‘ilmu soidun. Wal kitaabatu qoidun”
English translation: Knowledge is like a beast. And writing binds it.
Dad from Aloq Staq, mom from Batu Pahat, was born and raised in Kajang and Bangi, Selangor. Married a lucky guy from Taiping. Attended Tadika Maria at age 3, later enrolled in SK Leftenan Adnan Sg. Ramal Luar. Sat for UPSR at SRK Jalan Enam, Bdr Baru Bangi. Wanted to go to an all-girl boarding school (influenced by Enid Blyton’s Malorie Towers and St. Claire’s), but to no avail. Went to SMAS (Sek. Men. Agama Selangor) till form 2. Skipped SRP (hooray) and traveled to Texas to continue secondary education. Joined the track team but sprained an ankle (deserved it!) hence sat on the bench for the whole season. Represented my high school in Duet Acting and Spelling competition. Learned Spanish but speak un poco de espanol. 1995 back to Malaysia – became an IIUM student, majoring in Pol. Sci. Graduated. Got married in 2000. Took MA in Sociology. Blessed with a baby in 2001. Another son in 2002. A girl in 2004. And another girl in 2007. Mi familia, mi vida.