Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's Pink Hijab Day

Someone emailed Mama to remind her that today she's supposed to wear pink hijab (scarf) in support of breast cancer. No sweat, she said. Better than just wearing pink ribbons.

She did more than just wear a pink scarf. Look at her entire ensemble today - pink scarf, pink top and pink pants. She was about to put on a pink coat too but as the weather is quite warm nowadays, decided against it. Phew! Lucky she doesn't have pink sandals or shoes or else...

Hmm...next time add pink brooch, pink handbag and pink mobile phone.

Mama lost her mum (technically my Grandma) to breast cancer 22 years ago, three schoolmates to different kinds of cancer, her best buddy Aunty Ti is suffering from it too. Even Aunty J and Aunty M, both of them work at Mama's office, their mothers suffer from the same ailment.

Mama and Mak Long (Mama's sister) spent some sad teenage years looking after their sick mother. Especially as Mama's Dad had also passed away earlier. Can't write too long about this lest we'll all be crying buckets tonight....

19 comments:

anneaziz said...

WHOA! You know lah aunty...cememeh!

DEar Cat,

Tragedies..one after the other...but what is life without them. Laughter and tears..love and hate...sickness and health...

Aunty pun pakai pink tau...but since I don't own pink trousers since 2 decades ago (gosh...that makes me sound seriously over the hill!), I had to team the whole ensemble with white trousers, white tudung with lil pink flowers. We'll do better next year ye cat? We'll get pink shoes and pink mobile phones too...

Kak Elle said...

next time wera a pink wig too:)

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, wear pink scarf? For that Cancer day? Hmmm, nice idea too.
Disini all use ribbons...quite a few tie yellow ribbons for their sons or fathers in harms way in Middle East.
G'day to you, Lee.

Pi Bani said...

Is your mama also wearing pink underwear? ;)

So many people I know have cancer. It's as though cancer is already a "common" ailment. But hey, don't cry too much ok?

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Anne,
Technically you were wearing white with splashes of pink, right? Next year we plan to team up with a local boutique and get more people wearing pink. Pink shoes and mobile phones? Err....we don't want to get carried away, do we? meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Elle,
Pink wig? Good idea. We'll go Paddy's Market. Heaps of them there in so many colours too. We'll get the "clown" curly style one. heheheh....purrr...
Send my love to Billy. meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
Ribbons are too small and too...err...predictable. Last year we had a stadium full of women in pink t-shirts. You'll enjoy that sight. wink wink...meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Pink underwear? That's classified information. We don't want to make Uncle Lee giddy with excitement.
No worries, I'll whisper to Dad to make some "arrangements" that way. purrr....meow!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Where are your pretty pink collars then, kitties?

I am so, so sorry to read about your maternal grandma and grandpa. Al-Fatihah. They will always be with you in spirit, dear kitties. Your mama is such a strong and giving person. I wish her the best of health, always.

P/S: By the way, I think you should dress in an ironic fashion for Hallowe'en. You dress as a fish, Brad as a carton of milk, Tom as a chicken drumstick and so forth. Just a silly suggestion.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

CO78,
Collars? No way, Jose! We have microchips so no need for collars though personally I won't mind pink diamond choker. ehem....by birthday coming soon....
For Halloween, which is tomorrow, Brad has threatened to dress as Brad Pit in that movie Troy (with the bum exposed!) unless we allow him to be dressed as Johnny Depp. I'll be as myself, Angelina Jolie. Scary, eh? meow!

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Andrea Wh@tever said...

Ange wear pink lipstick, no? Like Miss Katherine. Goes well with the bling-bling collar and pink tutu. Sure Brad would wink-wink at Miss Kate.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Oh Andrea,
Bling bling collar and pink tutu? hmmm...what a prospect. Would prefer pink sapphire tennis bracelet though...But no pink lipstick. euwwww!

Cheqna said...

pls dont cry buckets, lets pray for our loved ones instead...may they rest in peace....Al-Fatihah.

and lets pray for our good health, but shld we be tested this way, may we have enuf strength to fight it, spiritually and physically...amiin.

i'm wearing pink tudung and pink brooch today thou with black blouse and maroon pants...consider me as "part" supporter eh?


:-)

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Cheqna,
So philosophical...as usual. Don't forget pink lipstick instead of red. meow!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, when you free drive over in your Range Rover to my place, *wink*, Lee.

kay_leeda said...

Dear Cat,

Whooo....head to toe pink?? I bet yr Mommy looked really good in that color coordinated ensemble. Well your Mommy does look good in anything, right?

Sorry to hear about yr Mommy's losses. God is great, for only He knows what's best for us all.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
Can't drive Range Rover to your place. But surely we can fly Virgin...wink wink. meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Kay,
Head to toe, inside and out. purrr....