About four (4) hours ago I attended the wedding of the son of a dear friend, Professor Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid, held at the TTDI Community Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Spotted, was, Chairman of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Tan Sri Zainul (who was until recently, also Chairman of Bank Pembangunan), Tan Sri Wan Zahid (former Education DG), Ibrahim Hassan (former Petronas Management Training Institute (PERMATA), executive director), Datuk Professor Kamaruddin Kacar (former Deputy VC, UPM), two former Presidents & CEOs of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak or better known as UNITAR (Datuk Dr Syed Othman Alhabshi and his syed cousin), Datuk Shaik (former Shell Public Affairs chieftain), Datuk Hjh Aishah (Malaysian Automotive Association, MAA President) and oh well... so many others too including an old friend from my publishing days, Ahmad Zaki, tauke of the religious book publisher DarulFikir who waited to park his car as I drove out...heheh. Apart from the usual name-dropping above (I better say it before you do! hahaha). Sorrylah, I had to say it out loud, even though its true really! ( I didn't pick it up from no where, or pluck it from the sky and hmmm far from being ' syiok sendiri' (private personal orgasm) ok?..... hahahaha. Ya, ya... apart from that, the unique thing about this wedding is, as you were about to leave, you were given a 24 page booklet entitled 'Down Memory Lane' (dalam kenangan in malay) that captures the literary essence of the Bajunid clan. It was dedicated to the Kelawai and Pulai Pinang (Penang) community anyway. I find it exhilirating, refreshing, and something really innovative whilst propagating the culture of continuous learning and lifelong education that my friend Datuk Professor Ibrahim Bajunid is so passionate about. The 24-page booklet captures in print, taking the wedding as a platform and an opportunity, to bagi nasihat (give fatherly advise) to the bride & groom, with selected articles that Datuk had written and published in the NST in his column ...as I wonder... some of which includes: 'The Efforts and Will to Becoming a Person'; Acquiring a Culture of Continuous Improvement and Self-Improvement Thinking'; 'Towards an Aesthetical Hygienic Society'; 'Lessons from the World of Cats' and 'On Dying and Death: The Appreciation of Human Moments'. Also included, was an extract of a book written by Datuk's late dad Allahyarham Ustaz Sheikh Ahmad Osman Bajunid entitled: 'Fikiran Positif Kaedah Mujarab' and some news cuttings in memory of him. Well done YBhg Datuk Professor Ibrahim, for the unique ways in which you capture & treasure memories and friendships. Thank you very much for the priviledge of sharing those precious moments in your family's life!