Taking a breather from a rushy weekend and week before, ABITW joined Dato Nuraina and a small group of friends for dinner to celebrate Dato Ahiruddin "Rocky" Attan's 50th birthday at Garibaldi, Bangsar yesterday.
This is the first time we finally get to meet up since we left for Hajj in October.
It is a small group of friends. Tonight will be another do at The National Press Club with another small set of friends.
As Syed Akbar said in his blog here, we may have readers, sympathisers and supporters, but "we have few friends." With some negative trends in the blogging community, the circle of trust may get more limited.
We've taken few pictures to share the private event.
Engku Imran of Bernama TV in conversation with Mariam of Maxis. NST columnist, Azmi Anshar in dark T shirt.
NST columnist and also with The Mole, Shamsul Akmar beside Blog House President, Syed Akbar chattering to Dato Lazarus Rok (not in picture).
Dato Rocky with Dato Nuraina with Dato Lazarus (this time head visible). Left out from picture blogger Tan Sri Doctor 2008 and wife, and Bigdog.
Happy 50th Birthday, Rocky.
By the way, there is another notable Birthday Boy today. Guess who?
Update: 12/20/2011 11:45 PM
That's right, Firdaus Shahnaz.
It is the "official" birthday of Tun Dr Mahathir. It is termed as "official" because that was the accepted official date. Perhaps that is what the registration people used as his birthdate.
If you read the Malay Wikipedia below, his date of birth is written as 20 Disember 1925.
However, the English Wikipedia used his actual date of July 10, 1925 as his date of birth.
Obviously, Dr Mahathir is more of a cancerian than a capricornian. Cancer is the hallmark horoscope of great thinkers.
Coincidentally, Tun Siti Hasmah was born two days earlier but a year later than Tun Mahathir's on July 12, 1926. Another cancerian.
So happen, some member of ABITW is a cancerian born on the forth of July.
Nevertheless, Tun Dr Mahathir is "officially" 86 years old. One can't help but admire his health and physical attributes at that age.
Hidup Tun M!